The NAQCC Mar 2010 Challenge
Call KQ1P W = KI4XH, Woodbridge, VA I = 6Y5WJ, Kingston, Jamaica N = VX3AT, Toronto, ONT T = WB1GLT, Tampa, FL E = KE2EB, Coxsackie, NY R = KB6NU, Ann Arbor, MI S = WA1LWS, Hans P = RX3AMG, Pavel R = N8BB, Werner I = EA1EVA, Javi N = K4BAI, John G = N3JNZ, George N8XMS W = Waynesburg, PA I = Nashville, TN N = Saint Marys, PA T = Saint Peters, MO E = Louisville, KY R = Eastport, ME S = Stu P = Paul R = Rohm (yes, that name is correct) I = Luis N = Ken G = Serge KD0V W = WB6CRM WEST SACRAMENTO, CA I = WD0K LITTLE CANADA, MN N = N3GN GALENA, MD T = VE3CWT TORONTO, ON E = KB3AAY WINFIELD, MA R = N9PR PORTAGE, IN S = KE7LKW - STEWART P = N2ADQ - JOSEPH R = K0KEX - RICK I = NJ3Z - MIKE N = N8BB - WERNER G = VE2AUG - GUY KD6SX (made both words) K9OSC (made both words) KH6OZ (made both words) WD0K (made both words) K3WWP (made only WINTER) NU7T (made only WINTER) WA7HDI (made only WINTER) K1IEE (made only WINTER) WY3H (made only WINTER) N1LU (SPRING only): Dennis, Piero, Werner, Marian, Nick, George W2JEK - spring-dennis, peter, marc, gabi, don, george.Certificates go to: KQ1P, N8XMS, KD0V, KD6SX, K9OSC, KH6OZ, WD0K
K3WWP - I guess this will be the first challenge I haven't completely mastered. I'm writing this on March 31 and I probably won't have time today to find a G and P to finish SPRING. I worked some stations in quick DX or contest type QSO's that didn't give a name (and you CAN'T look up a name after a QSO as you know) that might have had those letters in their name. However of the 30 or so QSO's I worked since the 20th, not a single George, Roger, Greg, Paul, Pete, etc. showed up. But I still get my participation point and keep my record of never missing a single point since we started the participation award. So that's some consolation. Hey, between Don N1LU and me, we got both words. Does that count for each of us? HI.
N1LU - I'm in Florida for the month in a condo with no antenna possibilites but found a great park on the Gulf with nice trees to throw up an End Fedz. Didn't read the challenge rules until too late, so I didn't get enough cities for 'winter'. Plenty of dx to Europe on 20m, so more than enough names for 'spring'.
KD6SX - This was a fun challenge. I got "winter" quickly but thought I'd never get a "p" to finish "spring." Finally I got a "p" on 40 meters in mid-afternoon. I'll be on a trip for two weeks in April so the WARC Band Challenge will really be a challenge for me. Long live CW & QRP. George
K9OSC - Lots of fun and the "G" seemed to take forever. Thanks to Roger, W9BZ for his 40 meter QSO. Sure made lots more QSO's this time trying to make the Challenge. Looking forward to the next one.
KQ1P - This challenge, like many of the others, was fun and getting the last bits took some time. For me the hard letter was P. I worked three Daves in a row, which I think is a record for me. At least half of the QSOs were long rag chews (as conditions allowed). John M. Peckenham KQ1P NAQCC 3113
N8XMS - I didn't think that I was going to be able to make this challenge. With very little time available to operate after the equinox I was having trouble finding a "G". With about 26 hours left in the month I finally worked Serge, VA3SB, to complete it.
W2JEK - only got the word spring. the last letter i needed was P. after some searching i found Peter 8p9nx running stations giving "599 Peter" as a report to all who worked him. 72 and 73 don younger w2jek #1135
WD0K - Gretttings All! Finished my "spring" challenge with 2 minutes to spare. The qso lasted past the "0" hour, but I did it. WINTER was easy for me; but SPRING was a real challenge. "P" was the problem. Tnx to Phil in TN, he helped me over the hump. 72's Rich/wd0k #664
WA7HDI - seems like after the 20th ever one changed their names to David but not a George, paul or sam in the lot
KD0V - This was my first challenge. (First of many, I hope - K3WWP) Interesting! Winter was easy. Spring was a different story. VE2AUG - Guy was my first spring QSO. KE7LKW - Stewart, White Salmon, WA was the most difficult. He was running 2 watts on a dead 20 meters. All-in-All I made 55 QRP QSOs during the month of March. It was fun. 73 - Merlin - KD0V #2002
K1IEE - The last 3 weeks of March I was in Arizona with no rig. Looking forward to operating in the April challenge on the WARC bands.
WY3H - It was an easy winter and a hard spring. HI HI
To celebrate the welcome return of astronomical spring on March 20th to the northern hemisphere we offer this challenge as a reminder of its coming. For those of us into meteorology though, meteorological spring arrives on March 1st.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Spell out "WINTER" before March 20 1732Z from letters in a station's City or Town, then spell "SPRING" after March 20 1732Z from letters in a ham's name. You must work 6 different stations to get the letters for 'winter' and 6 more different stations to get the letters for 'spring'. In other words 12 different stations altogether. The city or town must be given in the QSO by the station you work to make WINTER, and the name must be given in the QSO by the station you work to make SPRING. No looking things up later anywhere.
A certificate goes to anyone mastering the challenge.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
To get a Participation Point and to be listed in the results you must make either 'winter' or 'spring' or both.
Just tell us if you made both words, or if you only made one, tell us which one.
You may also include comments about the challenge.
Please preface any comments you want posted with "SOAPBOX:" so we will know what you want posted and what is private.
Send your results to:
You must type that address into your email program.
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC March Challenge
John Shannon, K3WWP
478 E. High St.
Kittanning, PA 16201
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.