The NAQCC Sep 2010 Challenge
Call Words - Stations N1LU PAWN WQ1RP R0AA WQ1RP K8WSN PAWN WQ1RP R0AA WQ1RP K8WSN PAWN K0RFP K0AV K8WSN K0NWT PAWN K0RFP K0AV K8WSN K0NWT PAWN K4PJ AD1C K0NWT N0AC PAWN K4PJ AD1C K0NWT N0AC PAWN K3WWP W0RAA W5GXV NY4N PAWN K3WWP W0RAA W5GXV NY4N ROOK WQ1RP K04D K04D KC4GE ROOK WQ1RP WO4O WO4O KC4GE KNIGHT K8WSN N4ZZ K8IJ KC4GE VE3HUR K0NWT KNIGHT K8WSN N4ZZ K8IJ KC4GE VE3HUR K0NWT BISHOP K4IBZ W0IMD K8WSN WY3H W4OQG W3PO BISHOP K4IBZ W0IMD K8WSN WY3H W4OQG W3PO QUEEN WQ1RP VE3HUR KC4GE KC4GE N4DW KING KN0WT W9WI N4DW K2EGJ KB1PBA PAWN - K4PJ AA4N W3FF AA4N PAWN - K4PJ AA4N W3FF AA4N PAWN - KB0PCI HA7UG W4NI KF0N PAWN - KB0PCI HA7UG W4NI KF0N PAWN - G3WPF KA4R W7CNL N0BGT PAWN - G3WPF KA4R W7CNL N0BGT PAWN - G0NUP N4AAI W9FHA N4AAI PAWN - G0NUP N4AAI W9FHA N4AAI ROOK - K4RO K4KO K4RO K3CQ ROOK - K4RO K4KO K4RO K3CQ KNIGHT - K4KO N4ARO K9IL HA7UG HA7UG K4TCG KNIGHT - K4KO N4ARO K9IL HA7UG HA7UG K4TCG BISHOP - K4ZGB KB0PCI F5SQA W9FHA N4ARO W1PID BISHOP - K4ZGB KB0PCI F5SQA W9FHA N4ARO W1PID QUEEN - K3CQ HA7UG OE6WIG OE6WIG N4IR KING - K4PJ N4AAI N4IR K4ZGB K3WWP (all QSO's but 1 with 930 mW power) PAWN - N0SAP N3AQC WY3H N3AQC PAWN - N0SAP N3AQC WY3H N3AQC PAWN - W2BPI N0SAP W2SF W4NHO PAWN - W2BPI N0SAP W2SF W4NHO PAWN - KB3JPP WA8REI W4NHO N1NUH PAWN - KB3JPP WA8REI W4NHO N1NUH PAWN - AC8AP WA3BKD WA8REI N0SAP PAWN - AC8AP WA3BKD WA8REI N0SAP ROOK - CO6RD W4NHO K1OV K9UK ROOK - CO6RD W4NHO K1OV K9UK KNIGHT - K1OV N4DW WA8REI K4TCG WY3H K4TCG KNIGHT - K1OV N4DW WA8REI K4TCG WY3H K4TCG BISHOP - WB2LQF AI4VA W2SF W4NHO CO6RD K4PJ(5w) BISHOP - WB2LQF AI4VA W2SF W4NHO CO6RD K4PJ(5w) QUEEN - N3AQC K9UK WA8REI WA8REI K8NWD KING - WA3BKD KC9ICT K8NWD K4GM N8XMS PAWN = DK9PY, WA2FCF, WA2FCF, N1IX ROOK = N4DR, N4ODC, N4ODC, K2MMO ROOK = N4DR, K2MMO, K2MMO, K2MMO BISHOP = WB5MNZ, K9IS, K9IS, HA3OD, HA3OD, DK9PY W2JEK pawn - ac8ap, ac8ap, wa8bij, k2npn pawn - ac8ap, ac8ap, w8lj, h74leon pawn - ka2kgp, k4bai, w9cox, wv1n pawn - pr7ar, k4bai, w9cox, ni8n pawn - pr7ar, ae8m, w8tm, wb8nnj pawn - ka2kgp, ae8m, w2sh, h74leon pawn - k3wwp, wa8bij, k8wsn, wb8nnj pawn - k3wwp, wa8bij, w8lj, ve3rcn rook - k4ord, k4ord, k4ord, k4ord rook - ve3hur, w9cox, ko4d, ko4d knight - k4bai, ni8n, ni8n, ve3gxu, w2sh, w8tm knight - k2egj, k2npn, wa8bij, k2egj, ab9he, w8tm bishop - wa8bij, wa8bij, w2sh, w2sh, w9cox, k2npn bishop - k4bai, k4bai, k8wsn, ve3hur, ko4d, k2npn queen - s58q, k4uk, ab9he, ve3hur, k8wsn king - k8wsn, k8ij, k8wsn, k2egj KQ1P King- K4IN W5GHZ Queen- UW7LL H74LEON IS0GQX Bishop- OK1XV UY5BA OZ1SDB K3WWP IS0GQX W5GHZ Bishop- OK1XV UY5BA OZ1SDB K3WWP IS0GQX W5GHZ Knight- KB2RAW VA3PEN VE3KI WA2DTW IS0GQX H47LEON Knight- KB2RAW VA3PEN VE3KI WA2DTW IS0GQX H47LEON Rook- OK1XV OZ1SDB KB2RAW Rook- OK1XV OZ1SDB KB2RAW Pawn- UW7LL UY5BA VA3PEN PJ7/N9NA Pawn- UW7LL UY5BA VA3PEN PJ7/N9NA Pawn- KB2RAW PJ7/N9NA K4IN Pawn- KB2RAW PJ7/N9NA VO2NS K1IEE PAWN W2BPI WB3AAI NP3CW N9ZXL PAWN W2BPI WB3AAI NP3CW N3AQC PAWN NP3CW N3AQC N0DWB WB5NHH PAWN NP3CW HA3FTA W8XBO N9ZXL ROOK N2JR WD8OCV WD8OCV KD8DX ROOK W3OER W8XBO W3OER K4YND KING KB3FEI K1IQI N2JR G4FKH BISHOP WB2VZF W8KI W8OSK K3HX W8OSK WQ1RP BISHOP N0DWB W8KI W8OSK K3HX VE3SO WQ1RP KNIGHT N3AQC K4YND KB3FEI G4FKH VE2AHA W3ZT EA8BVP PAWN PA3GQD HA7UG WA3SLN N4HS PAWN PA3GQD HA7UG WA3SLN N4HS PAWN 9A0QRP 9A5ABB GM4WZG WA3SLN PAWN 9A0QRP 9A5ABB GM4WZG WA3SLN PAWN F5MPS EA5GKA W1GUE EA7IXN PAWN F5MPS EA5GKA W1GUE EA7IXN PAWN EA5HPX PA3GQD W8KJ AN9A PAWN EA5HPX PA3GQD W8KJ AN9A ROOK 9H3BR OZ8A HA3OD EA5GKA ROOK 9H3BR OZ8A HA3OD EA5GKA KNIGHT M0KIS EA8NQ EI6GB EA5GKA HA7UG YT40EC KNIGHT M0KIS EA8NQ EI6GB HA7UG 9H3BR YT40EC BISHOP 9A5ABB M0KIS N4HS HA7UG OK2BLD EA5CP BISHOP 9A5ABB M0KIS N4HS 9H3BR OK2BLD EA5CP QUEEN PA3GQD HA7UG EA5GKA EI6GB N7UN KING IK5SRD IK5SRD N7UN HA7UGCertificates go to: EA8BVP N1LU KB1PBA K3WWP W2JEK
Chess set donated by Tom WY3H goes to: W2JEK
Christmas ornament goes to: K1IEE
N1LU - Got most calls during the contests this weekend, some rag chews and the Sunday night QRS net. Makes me want to learn chess. Only kidding; too old.
KB1PBA - All portable operation with PFR-3A and 32' vertical linear loaded short dipole. Some TnQP, some mountain SOTA, some beach. Lotsa fun.
K3WWP - Had trouble getting the final P's for the Pawns, but made it in the sprint tnx to KQ1P and KA2KGP. I also tried to finish the challenge using just my QRPp (930 mW) QSO's, but came up one station and 2 P's short. I've relisted my QSO's above with just the mW QSO's, so the aforementioned KQ1P and KA2KGP are no longer listed since they were 5w QSO's, but nevertheless thanks to them anyway.
N8XMS - Not much of a chess set for me! My schedule has been really crazy this month and I have had very little operating time. I knew that I was in trouble heading into the final weekend of the month with absolutely no words yet completed! R, P, G, and U were my holdouts. My last shot at some operating time for the month was a few minutes on Sunday morning when I managed to work DK9PY and N4DR finally giving me 1 pawn, 2 rooks, and a bishop! I have a pretty good participation streak going and this one was a little bit too close for comfort! 73
W2JEK - used 27 calls of the 46 that i had worked. used my ft-840 at 5 watts and wire antennas. the letter p was a challenge with 10 needed. ka2kgp and k3wwp were the last one's needed. also worked s58q as my only letter q. he had many stations calling him but i finally got through.. it was a fun challenge. 72 and 73 don younger w2jek #1135
KQ1P - Two P's short on my pawns; spent the last four nights trying to find some with no luck. I tried to build the words with the fewest number of calls.
K1IEE - Made contacts on 80, 40, 20 and 15 meters. Very busy month for me but still managed to make the challenge, all with the HW-9 and 4 watts into a G5RV. 73 Dick
EA8BVP - Hello NAQCC, It's been a long time since my last challenge. Well, I didn't do any track of my partial results during September. I simply worked every station I could using 5W, as always, and at the end I used all the calls I contacted during the month to fill in all the words in the chess challenge. Well, I was lucky to have all the letters needed.
As with astronomy back in the July challenge, a lot of hams like to play chess, so this alphabet challenge deals with chess pieces.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Make words from the following list of chess pieces. There's a twist in this challenge. Since there are 8 pawns in a chess set (or one side of a chess set actually), you can make the word PAWN up to 8 different times. The list states in parentheses how many times you can make the name of a piece according to how many there are in a chess set:
You can use a letter in a call TWICE. For example, K3WWP's P could be used in PAWN and BISHOP. If a call has two or more of the same letters, only one may be used. For example, K3RRR could only be used for 2 K's and two R's (not 2 K's and 6 R's).
All QSO's must be 2XCW and you must use QRP power. The station you work can be using any power.
A certificate goes to the one making the most overall words including the allowed duplicate words. Ties to be broken by a drawing. NOTE: Since we are now emailing certificates, ALL who made all the words will get one.
A chess set (not too elaborate) goes to the certificate winner. NOTE: This prize WILL be determined in a drawing among all certificate winners.
Also a second prize of a ham radio Christmas ornament will be awarded to the winner of a drawing among all who participated in both the September Sprint AND Challenge. Details have been on the Prizes page of the web site for the past couple months, but we neglected to mention them here till now.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
To get a Participation Point and to be listed in the results you must make at least two words.
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 September 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.