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The NAQCC Nov 2010 Challenge


Results:

Call- Words
KB1PBA
THANKSGIVING - AE2T W4HZD AA3B AI2N K0EU W5ESE K4GM AI2N K4VU AI2N
               AI2N K4GM 
TURKEY       - AE2T K0EU AG3R K0EU AE2T K9GY       
PILGRIMS     - K1PAD N0NI N4KGL K9GY AG3R N0NI K4GM W5ESE     
MAYFLOWER    - N4NM AA3B N4IY K4DPF WB4HLW EW8O EW8O AE2T W0RW/PM   
CORN         - AB9CA EW8O W8CAR NY6G

RW3AI (NOTE: used only the last letter in each call - 80M only!)
THANKSGIVING - LY2BKT YO4CAH RA1QEA HA1ZN UR4MCK OM5VS SM0AIG EU1AI
               US5IFV RA1AEI OK2AN HA7UG
TURKEY       - HA8UT RX3DFU UR3IJR UU9JK UA3UDE HA5UY
PILGRIMS     - RW3WP ZC4LI RZ4PWL SQ1EUG LZ4RR SE2I OK5MM UZ2S
MAYFLOWER    - RV3GM RJ3A RK3FY RW1AF UX1IL UR5ZTO HA6NW LA9LE R8TR
CORN         - HA5KHC R7AO UA3LMR RV3PN

K3WWP (NO contest/sprint QSO's)
THANKSGIVING - KC2MJT WA1HEW WA1HEW KC8JNL KC2MJT KC9SNC K2GTC W1PID
               YV7/UY5ZZ W1PID KC8JNL K2GTC
TURKEY       - KC2MJT N9UUI N5RR KC2MJT WA1HEW YV7/UY5ZZ
PILGRIMS     - W1PID N9UUI KC8JNL N1TGI N5RR N9UUI KC2MJT KC9SNC
MAYFLOWER    - KC2MJT WA1HEW YV7/UY5ZZ K8FN KC8JNL W0O W1WW WA1HEW AC7RB
CORN         - KC2MJT W0O AC7RB KC9SNC

VE3FUJ
THANKSGIVING - K0OGT WD4NVH N0SA N0SA K0OGT N0SA K0OGT WB3AAI VE2PID
               VE2PID N0SA K0OGT
TURKEY       - K0OGT W1GUE RA3M W9QKL W1GUE K2YES
PILGRIMS     - VE2PID VE2PID W9QKL K1PUG RA3M K1NIE RA3M K2YES
MAYFLOWER    - RA3M RA3M K2YES VE3VVF W9QKL K0OGT W2ZRA W1GUE W2ZRA
CORN         - K0KC K0OGT W2ZRA K1NIE

KD6SX
THANKSGIVING - AB7KT W3HKK AB7KT NF0R KE5SBZ KE5SBZ K6MGO VE7AIJ K9JWV
               VE7AIJ N6MQL K6MGO
TURKEY       - AB7KT W2XU NF0R K1EFL K1EFL WA0JLY
PILGRIMS     - W6PSC KI6NTB WA0JLY WB6ZFG NF0R KI6NTB K6MGO KE5SBZ
MAYFLOWER    - K6MGO AB7KT WA0JLY NF0R WA0JLY K6MGO WQ0B K1EFL N7RR
CORN         - WL7CDY K6MGO N7RR NF0R

K1IEE
THANKSGIVING - AF4AT HB9JOE AE4GM K9UQN IK2CLB IK6SIO AE4GM IK2CLB
               VE3ROY IK2CLB N3AQC AE4GM
TURKEY       - AF4AT UU2CW WB2YRL IK2CLB AE4GM WB2YRL
PILGRIMS     - WQ1RP IQ1RY WB2YRL K1GCD IQ1RY IQ1RY AE4GM IK6SIO
MAYFLOWER    - AE4GM AE4GM WB2YRL AF4AT IK2CLB HB9JOE WB2YRL AE4GM IQ1RY
CORN         - K0KC HB9JOE WB2YRL K9UQN

KQ1P
THANKSGIVING - EA5GTQ W9HLY 4O8A IV3VSN EA7KW EA8AS EA5GTQ IV3VSN
               VP9/LY3Z YO3FRI VP2V/NY6X FJ/SM5FUG
TURKEY       - YT1AA EA2LU EA8/RW9JZ EA7KW EA8AS VP9/LY3Z
PILGRIMS     - VP9/LY3Z IV3VSN IK2CLB EA5GTQ YO3FRI IK2CLB DM3AZ
               SO200FCM
MAYFLOWER    - FJ/SM5FUG SP5AZN VP2V/NY6X FJ/SM5FUG EA2LU SO200FCM
               EA7KW EA1NE EA8/RW9JZ
CORN         - IK2CLB 4O8A YO3FRI SP5AZN

AF4LB
CORN         - co8ly kb3lgo ka0rjy w9njy
MAYFLOWER    - fj/sm5fug ka0rjy co8ly fj/sm5fug ve3lr kb3lgo k4jjw
               ve3lr ve3lr
PILGRIM      - pj7/k4uwh lk2cio ve3lr kb3lgo ve3lr lk2cio fj/sm5fug
               fj/sm5fug
TURKEY       - pf2/k2tqc DL6UHA ka0rjy k4jjw ve3lr co8ly
THANKSGIVING - pj2/k2tqc pj7/k4uwh ka0rjy ve3nea k4jjw fj/smfug fg8ar
               ve3kia ve3lr ve3kia ve3nea kb3lgo

W2JEK
thanksgiving - n8tr nw6h n9aa n2nt na4k n8ss k1gq w8iuf n4vi w3iua
               k2nny k4gm
turkey       - k3tm n8um w9re w5kft ve3rz w2yc
pilgrims     - n4pn n7iv np2l k0tg n3rr k7ina n2mm k3stx
mayflower    - w5mx w1aw n2yo n4fx k1lt k2onp k3wn ve7xf k7ri
corn         - w2cdo k9om n9rv w1nn

W8TAF
Thanksgiving - K4CZT WB8HRR KA2PJO W4NZW KC2LXD WB2SPP W7GVE NI4E
               W7GVE W8IRT W4NZW KB3AAG
TURKEY       - K4CZT K0LUW WB8HRR KC2LXD W7GVE N3YWQ
MAYFLOWER    - KM4DB KA2PJO N3YWQ F6HKA KC2LXD KA2PJO W4NZW NI4E W8IRT
PILGRIMS     - KA2PJO NI4E KC2LXD W7GVE W8IRT W8IRT KM4DB WB2SPP
CORN         - K4CZT KA2PJO WB8HRR W8NZW

N8XMS
TURKEY       - K1HTN W9OUY N0UR W9QKL AE5KM W9OUY
MAYFLOWER    - N4ZMP WA8KOQ K5FY K5FY N9ZXL WA8KOQ WA8KOQ AE5KM N0UR

KH6OZ (no contest or sprint QSO's except for our NAQCC sprint)
PILGRIMS     - N7RP W9SIO KF7ATL KG6KDJ N7RP W9SIO W7SRM W7SRM
CORN         - ND0CW N6VOH W7SRM N7RP

WB0QQT
CORN         - ND0CW KO6Z N4RE NOXY
Certificates go to: KB1PBA, RW3AI, K3WWP, VE3FUJ, KD6SX, K1IEE, KQ1P, AF4LB, W2JEK, W8TAF.

Soapbox:
KB1PBA - Some ARRL CW SS which is like shooting fish in a barrel doing S&P with my PFR-3A

K3WWP - It looked pretty easy, so I decided not to use any contest QSO's. I guess that's getting ready for next year when we start disallowing contest/sprint QSO's in our challenges. All but 5 letters came from stations who answered my CQ. The exceptions being special event call W0O and DX station YV7/UY5ZZ whom I called. The majority of the letters came from QSO's made with 930 mW. Only N5RR YV7/UY5ZZ N9UUI W1WW and N1TGI were worked with 5 watts. I love these alphabet challenges and the many ways it is possible to master them from very easy to a real challenge. I like what RW3AI did in only using the last letter in a call and only 80M to boot.

VE3FUJ - I HAD FUN DOING THIS. I COULD PROBABLY HAVE USED LESS CALL SIGNS TO MAKE UP THE WORDS. NO MATTER. MADE SOME MISTAKES THAT PROBABLY GOT JOHN CHUCKLING. WAS USING THE WORD FROM THE TUTORIAL, AND AS A RESULT TOO MANY WORDS AND LETTERS. IT TOOK ME NEAR A WEEK TO GET THE "O" IN MAYFLOWER, WHICH I DIDN'T NEED AFTER ALL, HAD I USED THE RIGHT WORD LIST. I HOPE EVERYTHING IS OK THIS TIME. BRION.

KD6SX - I haven't participated in a challenge since March so this was a lot of fun. I was glad to read that contest/sprint QSOs will be disallowed for challenges next year. That'll make it more interesting. George

K1IEE - I usually have a hard time with this type of challenge. The tutorial was very helpful. Made all the words with regular QSO's. As always I enjoyed the challenge. 73 Dick

KQ1P - I tried to use just DX stations, but conditions have been very poor recently, so I used one U.S. call. As always, I enjoy the challenges. John M. Peckenham KQ1P North American QRP CW Club NAQCC 3113

W2JEK - used calls from the ARRL CW Sweepstakes. rig was my yaesu ft-840 at 5 watts with wire antennas and straight key. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135

W8TAF - On Friday morning I was going out the front door of the house and I did not notice it was frost on the ramp, took two steps and went horizontal for at least two seconds. So now I canít sit and canít use my arm, but it is getting better. John I think I should get the stupidity award. hi hi hi hi I do not get into many of the sprints and things but I sure had fun on this one, I hope i filled out the log ok TNX keep up the good work guy's CUL 73 Tom

N8XMS - Only 22 QSOs in total this month left me on the short side once again.

KH6OZ - I needed the two "I"s for thanksgiving and the "E" and "Y" for turkey and mayflower. Stations worked were: kf7atk nd0cw ab7kt n7rp kg6kdj n6voh k6kqv w3hkk w7srm n6muk w9sio kd2jc Thank you for working my QRP 5W signal. 73's George

WB0QQT - So close and yet so far ! Needed an F, P, R, T to make the rest but it just didn't happen.


PREMISE:
This is the SEVENTH running of our traditional November Thanksgiving alphabet challenge. This was our second ever challenge back in 2004 although it was called an event back then, not a challenge. We felt that challenge was a more appropriate name for these monthly events and switched names early in 2005.

If you're looking for an easy way to keep track of an alphabet challenge, here is a tutorial that will make it very simple for you.


TIME FRAME:
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z


RULES:
You must use QRP and the other station can be using any power. You must use a simple wire antenna.

Make as many words as you can from this list of Thanksgiving related words using letters from calls you work.

THANKSGIVING
TURKEY
PILGRIMS
MAYFLOWER
CORN

For reference, the following 20 letters are contained somewhere in the words:
A C E F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W Y

Each DIFFERENT letter in a call can be used TWICE. For example, the following calls yield the letters shown:

N3AQC - 2 N's, 2 A's, 2 Q's, 2 C's.
WY3H - 2 W's, 2 Y's, 2 H's.
VP5/WA3BCD - 2 V's, 2 P's, 2 W's, 2 A's, 2 B's, 2 C's, 2 D's.

K3WWP - 2 K's, 2 W's, 2 P's. The extra W can't be used.
VE3EBE - 2 V's, 2 E's, 2 B's. The extra 2 E's can't be used.
KK7KK - 2 K's. The extra 3 K's can't be used.

Subsequent QSO's with the same station cannot be used for additional letters. For example, no matter how many times you work K3WWP, you can only get 2 K's, 2 W's, and 2 P's from him.


AWARDS:
A certificate goes to everyone who makes ALL the words.


PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
To get a Participation Point and to be listed in the results you must make at least one word and report your results.


LOGS:
For your report, list the words you made and the station used for each letter in the word. The number of stations listed must be the same as the number of letters in each word, even though you use the same station for more than one letter as in:

WORD - K3WWP, N2OD, WA8REI, N2OD

Note how N2OD is listed for both the O and D.

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:

E-mail: pix_email_naqcc (1K)

You must type that address into your email program.

Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge

For example: K3WWP NAQCC November Challenge

Postal mail:
John Shannon, K3WWP
478 E. High St.
Kittanning, PA 16201

All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.