The NAQCC Apr 2011 Challenge
Station: Word: Calls used ---------- K3WWP COMPOST: VP5/W5CW YO3FRI YT9M VP5/W5CW YO3FRI YN7SU YT9M MULCH: YT9M EA6UN OL2011VP VP5/W5CW EA3GHZ RADISH: YO3FRI EA3GHZ 5B/US7IDX 5B/US7IDX 5B/US7IDX EA3GHZ GARLIC: EA3GHZ EA3GHZ YO3FRI OL2011VP 5B/US7IDX P4/WA2CAM ROWS: 4A0IARU OH3XR 9A4W 5B/US7IDX CORN: P4/WA2CAM OH3XR 4A0IARU EA6UN PUMPKINS: VP5/W5CW EA6UN OM5MZ VP9KF VP9KF YO3FRI EA6UN YN7SU RAIN: HA9RT EA6UN YO3FRI 8P9NX SUN: S59N UQ50P 8P9NX CUCUMBERS: UA9CK UQ50P UA9CK UQ50L OM5MZ 5B/US7IDX EA3GHZ HA9RT S59N BEES: 5B/US7IDX EA3GHZ EA6UN OM3SEM FLOWERS: YO3FRI UQ50L OM5MZ 9A4W EA6UN OH3XR OM3SEM WORMS: WP3A OM5MZ OH3XR OM5MZ ON5SY VINES: VP5/W5CW V44KAI YN7SU E71A ON5SY ---------- K2HPV COMPOST: CN8KD CO8LY SP100MSC 8P9CW CO8LY SP100MSC YL3FT MULCH: SP100MSC EA6UN CO8LY CN8KD SP2GWH RADISH: EU3AR J6/W0SA CN8KD IQ8PC SP100MSC SP2GWH GARLIC: SV2GNC J6/W0SA EU3AR CO8LY IQ8PC 8P9CW ROWS: FM/F6ARC OZ1CTK 8P9CW SP100MSC CORN: 8P9CW OZ1CTK FM/F6ARC CN8KD PUMPKINS: 8P9CW EA6UN S58MU VP5/W5CW CN8KD E74IW CN8KD SP100MSC RAIN: RZ3FW EA6UN E74IW EA6UN SUN: J6/W0SA UT0UX EA6UN CUCUMBERS: CO8LY UT0UX CO8LY UT0UX S58MU DF5WBA EA6UN RZ3FW J6/W0SA BEES: DF5WBA EA6UN EW8A SV2GNC FLOWERS: YL3FT YL3FT OE3GCU 8P9CW EW8A RN3F SV2GNC WORMS: VP5/W5CW OE3GCU RN3F FM/F6ARC S58MU VINE: VP5/W5CW PV8ADI SV2GNC E74IW S58MU ---------- K1IEE COMPOST A65CA EA8OM DK1MAX 8P9CW DO2EI LZ2RS UT0UX MULCH DK1MAX UT0UX G4CLD A65CA F6HKA RADISH R6JY A65CA DJ9IE DJ9IE LZ2RS F6HKA GARLIC G4CLD A65CA R6JY EA8TL DJ9IE G4CLD ROWS LZ2RS EA8OM 8P9CW K7SEG CORN G4CLD DO2FI LZ2RS N3WT PUMPKINS 8P9CW UT0UX W3IM G3YPZ DK1MAX W3IM EA6UN 6W2SC RAIN FG8AR A65CA IW2NBW F6GNG SUN K7SEG UT0UX N3WT CUCUMBERS 8P9CW UT0UX 6W2SC UT7UJ W3IM F8BFU EA3DD FG8AR IS0GQX BEES F8BFU EA8TL EA8TL IS0GQX FLOWERS F6GNG G4CLD YO7IV 8P9CW DJ9IE ST2AR 6W2SC WORMS N3WT YO7IV ST2AR EA8OM K6JSS/8 VINES YO7IV W3IM F6GNG DJ9IE K6JSS/8 ---------- PA1B COMPOST: IK4CQO OK2HMS OK2HMS HG15IPA OK2HMS OK2HMS MULCH: OK2HMS EN50UG UR5LAM IK4CQO OK2HMS RADISH: UR5LAM UR5LAM DJ2OD IK4CQO SM6STI OK2HMS GARLIC: EN50UG UR5LAM UR5LAM UR5LAM IK4CQO CT1HMN ROWS: RT3LA DJ2OD 9A/HA5BWW OK2HMS CORN: CT1HMN DJ2OD RT3LA EN50UG PUMPKINS: HG15IPA UR5LAM UR5LAM OL2011VP OK2HMS HG15IPA EN50UG SM6STI RAIN: RG6A RT3LA HG15IPA UN9GD SUN: SM6STI EN50UG UN9GD CUCUMBERS: EA8CN US7UU EA8C US7UU UR5LAM EB3DYS EN50UG RG6A US7UU BEES: 9A/HA5BWW EA8CN EA8C US7UU FLOWERS: RN7F RT3LA IK4CQO W1MK EN50UG RN7F SM6STI WORMS: W1MK IK4CQO RN7F CT1HMN EB3DYS VINES: OL2011VP SM6STI RN7F EB3DYS EB3DYS ---------- W2JEK compost: 8p9cw co8ly fm5aa p48adi co8ly j39bs dl5ant mulch: fm5aa ea1bsu fm5ld co8ly ha5ags radish: fg8ar fg8ar p48adi p48adi ha5ags ha5ags garlic: ha5ags a45xr ox3xr ea2lu lz1qi 8p9cw rows: a45xr ox3xr e77aw sn8m corn: co8ly ly5o fg8ar dl5ant pumpkins: yo8sp ea2lu sn8m yo8sp r3k ei4ii ea6un sn8m rain: a45xr fm5aa ei4ii ea8cn sun: yo8sp ea6un ea6un cucumbers: vp5/w5cw ea2lu ea8cn ea6up sn8m j39bs ei4ii r3k ha5ags bees: ea1bsu e77aw e77aw j39bs flowers: zb2fk co8ly yo8sp vp5/w5cw ea8om ox3xr ea1bsu worms: e77aw ly5o r3k ea8om yo8sp vines: vp5/w5cw ei4ii sn8m ea8cn ea1bsu ----------Certificates go to: All above
Participation point and web site listing to: All above and below
N8XMS (8 words) COMPOST= WA2FCF, K3ATO, AA8MK, K1PUG, K3ATO, K9OSC, K3ATO MULCH= AA8MK, K1PUG, K0HL, WA2FCF, K0HL RADISH= CO6RD, K3ATO, K3MD, AA3I, K9OSC, K0HL GARLIC= K1PUG, WA2FCF, W9ERW, K0HL, IK4WMA, NC7H CORN= NC7H, WW3O, W9ERW, F5NBX PUMPKINS= K1PUG, K1PUG, K3MD, LZ1802PLO, K1PUG, AA3I, N7MOB, N0SPY RAIN= CO6RD, WA2FCF, IK4WMA, F5NBX SUN= N0SPY, EA6UN, N7MOB ---------- KH6OZ (1 word) MULCH: KB3MXM KO1U KJ4LEN TI2CCC AH6V ---------- VE3FUJ (10 words) RADISH - W2IRA, WA1ISA, W1IDL, WA1ISA, WA1ISA, K5HZ PUMPKINS - K1LKP, AB2ZU, K8MPH, K1LKP, K1GOW, W1IDL, KN2CZZ, WA1ISA CUCUMBERS - W1FCV, AB2ZU, W1FCV, KB3ENU, K8MPH, W2BPI, KB3ENU, W2IRA, K6JSS BEES - W2BPI, VE3VJC. VE3VJC, KC2LSD RAIN - W2ZRA, WA1ISA, W1IDL, N2EI SUN - KC2LSD, KB3ENU, KN2CZZ FLOWERS - W1FCV, K1LKP, K1GOW, K1GOW, N2EI, W2ZRA, W2KLS VINES - W1FCV, WA1ISA, N2EI, N2EI, W2KLS GARLIC - K1GOW, WA1ISA, WB4WZR, K1LKP, W2BPI, KN2CZZ CORN - KN1CZZ, K1GOW, WB4WZR, N3IK ---------- NU7T (4 words) ROWS - G4RCG YO4HGX WD7Y 6W2SC VINES - VE1AL 4A0IARU 5N7M VE1AL 6W2SC MULCH - K3MD 4A0IARU ZL1BYZ G4RCG YO4HGX RAIN - G4RCG LA7QIA WD9DUI 5N7M ---------- WB0QQT (5 words) RADISH - K8ETR KB8AZS WD4NVH WB7NZI KB8AZS WD4NVH GARLIC - K0NG KB8AZS K8ETR N4QLB WB7NZI W7CNL SUN - K6JSS/7 KI4UUZ WD4NVH BEES - N4QLB K8ETR WB4EDB K6JSS/7 VINES - WD4NVH WD5ILB K0NG VE3OF KB8AZS ---------- RA9MU (non-member, 4 words) COMPOST - UU9CI UA1OKO RN9MD SQ9BPF SP5XO LZ2RS UT5NM MULCH - SP100MCP HA7UG LA5EAA DL8KAC HG15IPA RADISH - RX3DHR RW3AI 4Z5AD US3IP SV5BYR LY2BH CORN - UA4CDV YO9HP R1961G EN50IG ----------Soapbox:
K3WWP - Too many S's. It took forever to get all the S's, and that held me up about a week in completing the challenge. Glad I ran into K6JSS/8 - that took care of 4 of the pesky S's. It was a lot of fun as always though. I really enjoy digging out the letters, especially now that we can't use contest/sprint QSO's. That made it just too easy. Also I like the fact we only compete against ourself in the challenges now. No pressure to get more than the other guy or to do it faster than him. Just master the challenge - period. I also think we have a good balance in the alphabet challenges now with the current number of words/letters - not too hard nor too easy. NOTE: 4/23 - It's near the end of the month, and I'm trying to convert my list to an all DX challenge. Looks like the pesky S's will do me in there though. I still need to convert 2 S's to DX. NOTE: 4/29 - Thanks to S59N, it's now an all-DX challenge.
K2HPV - Yes, there were a lot of "S's" ....but it seemed to me there were twice as many "R's". Still good fun !
K1IEE - Had another fun time with the challenge.Thanks to all 73 Dick
PA1B - 8 Days of activity gave 29 QSO's, to get all the letters. 12 QSO's were made with more then 1000 MPW. Most spectaculair was the QSO with Rob W1MK, who was using 1kW and I used 1 watt. Rob has Excellent ears which, match the power that he uses. In the end I only needed the letters P,S and V. An enjoyeble QSO with SM6STI/QRP gave the last S. When I heard the CQ of OL2011VP, the Challenge was over within a minute. I did enjoy the Challenge.
N8XMS - I knew that I was in trouble on this one when I didn't work a single call with the most commonly needed letter ("s") until April 23rd. The other letters were relatively easy. The end of the month was just too busy and I only managed to get two QSOs in after that one on the 23rd, one of them was one more "s". No matter how bad a month goes, there is always some bright spot. For me that was working the unusual call LZ1802PLO on 17 meters. 73, Paul
VE3FUJ - When the bell rang I still needed 1 - U, 3 - M's, and 4 - O's. just didn't run across them, its funny that is, one time you got excess letters next time you don't have near enough of the same letters.-------------- Wonder if John designed it that way???? HEE HEE. It was fun though, see you all next month. (This month) 73/72 Brion
W2JEK - good challenge and lots of fun. thanks to the sunspots was able to just use dx call signs. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
WB0QQT - At first I thought this would be easy as the bands seemed to be in pretty good shape when I started out earlier in the month. Did I ever get fooled ! ! It was my first Challenga and fun to "decode" to try make the words. I look forward to more of these. The May Challenge is a REAL challenge as I don't have any WARC band antennas. Hope my 80 meter dipole will tune to 30 meters. Maybe I just better make one and get it up right quick ! 72's........Steve/WB0QQT/ #292
This is the month many folks start planning, or in the warmer climates, planting their gardens. So this traditional alphabet-type challenge deals with terms relating to gardens and gardening.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Simply make all the words in the list below from the calls of stations you work to master the challenge. NO contest or sprint QSO's allowed. QSO's must be made using CW and QRP.
For reference, the following (21) letters are contained somewhere in the words:
A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W
You can use each letter in a call TWICE. For example you could use K3WWP for 2 K's, 4 W's, and 2 P's.
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 use his call for 8 of the letters in the words.
See the Alphabet Tutorial page for an excellent way to track any and all of our alphabet type challenges.
A certificate goes to anyone making all the words.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
To get a Participation Point and to be listed on the web site you must make at least one word and submit your results.
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:
You must type that address into your email program.
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC February 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.