The NAQCC Jul 2011 Challenge
Call: Word - Calls used K3WWP: FIREWORKS - E76BARDF DF1IAQ CO6RD 9A2EU FP/VA2WA 4O3A CO6RD EA4ZK/8 HC2SL SPARKLERS - HC2SL FP/VA2WA 4O3A E76BARDF EA4ZK/8 DD2ML 9A2EU E76BARDF SF7WT CHERRY BOMB - CO6RD H77REX E76BARDF FG5FR FG5FR F8DGY E76BARDF 4O3A DD2ML E76BARDF SMOKE BOMB - SF7WT DD2ML CO6RD F5UKL E76BARDF KH6MB CO6RD OM5DP KH6MB PICNIC - FP/VA2WA DF1IAQ CO6RD LZ910PNO UX6IZ HC2SL INDEPENDENCE - WA4LIR LZ910PNO CO6RD EA4ZK/8 LZ910PNO EA4ZK/8 N4ESS CO6RD H77REX N4ESS HC2SL H77REX WASHINGTON - FP/VA2WA 4O3A DA0HSR H77REX CT1ILT WB5LPN F8DGY SF7WT LZ910PNO WB5LPN JEFFERSON - OK6DJ XE1ZW E76BARDF F5UKL XE1ZW H77REX DA0HSR LZ910PNO N9WAY ADAMS - 9A2EU DD2ML 9A2EU FM5LD N4ESS FRANKLIN - F8DGY DA0HSR E76BARDF N9WAY F5UKL DD2ML CT1ILT NV4T FOURTH - F5UKL OK6DJ 9A2EU H77REX SF7WT HC2SL W9UX: FIREWORKS: K4TF VE3RIA CO2RQ N9BPE K3WWP KO1U CO2RQ VE7JKZ KS0X SPARKLERS: KS0X K3WWP AK9A KR2AA AK9A VE6TL N9BPE VE3RIA WA3SLN CHERRY BOMB: F6GCP NJ1H VE3RIA VE3RIA H77REX K2UY N9BPE KO1U KB4MMG N9BPE SMOKE BOMB: WA3SLN K1MBF CO6WD AK9A VE3OW N5QAB VE3OW K1MBF N5QAB PICNIC: K3WWP VE3RIA F6GCP KB4MNG PV8ADI K8CW INDEPENDENCE: PV8ADI KB4MNG CO6WD VE3RIA W0APQ VE6TL WA4NVP CO6WD VE6TL WA4NVP K8CW VE7JKZ WASHINGTON: K3WWP ZF2AH XE2S; NJ1H KI4VBR W3ANX F6GCP VE6TL CO2RQ,W3ANX JEFFERSON: NJ1H VE7JKZ K4TF ZF2AH VE3OW H77REX K4VSV CO2RQ N5QAB ADAMS: AK9A PV8ADI AK9A KB4MNG XE2S FRANKLIN: ZF2AH KR2AA AK9A N5QAB VE7JKZ VE6TL KI4VBR N9BPE FOURTH: F6GCP CO6WD KO1U CO6RD VE6TL K1IEE: FIREWORKS WA2FCF KI4FIA H77REX VE3ENB WQ1RP OK1AVG K3RLL K4JJW SP2IST SPARKLERS S59AA SP2IST WA2FCF WQ1RP K4JJW K3RLL VE3EBN K3RLL SP2IST CHERRYBOMB WA2FCF H77REX VE3EBN WQ1RP H77REX JY5HX KB4MNG OK1AVG SP100MSC VE3EBN SMOKEBOMB SP2IST SP100MSC 0X3XR KC4KNN H77REX KB4MNG KO1U KB4MNG VE3EBN PICNIC WQ1RP SP2IST WA2FCF KC4KNN KI4FIA KC4KNN INDEPENDENCE SP2IST KC4KNN DR800PORT H77REX WQ1RP KE4YUY KB4MNG F5DE VE3EBN VE3EBN KC4KNN KE4YHY WASHINGTON WQ1RP WA2FCF SP2IST H77REX KI4FIA KB4MNG KB4MNG SP2IST KO1U VE3EBN JEFFERSON K4JJW EU6AF WA2FCF AF4LB EU6AF DR800PORT S59AA DR800PORT KC4KNN ADAMS S59AA DR800PORT S59AA KB4MNG SP100VP FRANKLIN WA2FCF DR800PORT S59AA N4PGJ KB4MNG K3RLL KI4FIA KC4KNN FOURTH WA2FCF DR800PORT K2UY DR800PORT SP2IST JY5HX W2JEK: fireworks- ua3fr, sm5imo, h77rex, e77a, co6wd, om5dp, rk3er, pj4/k5we, es3ax. sparklers- sm3dbu, pj4/k5we, e77a, r7aa, rk3er, fm5ld, es3ax, en5r, s51wo. cherrybomb- n4cd, hi8a, rk3er, ua3fr, ua3fr, f8dgy, yl2bj, sm5imo, yt9m, yl2bj. smokebomb- es3ax, om5dp, co6wd, pj4/k5we, h77rex, sm3dbu, s51wo, sm3dbu, sm3dbu, . picnic- om5dp, sm5imo, n4cd, n3aqc, hi8a, n3aqc. independence- ei8jx, rw4nj, om5dp, en5r, om5dp, e77a, en5r, f8dgy, e73w, n4cd, co6wd, pj4/k5we. washington- rw4nj, hi8a, sm5imo, h77rex, ei8jx, n3aqc, f8dgy, on5jt, on5jt, n4cd. jefferson- ei8jx, es3ax, f8dgy, fm5ld, ei8jx, rk3er, s51wo, co6wd, en5r. adams- hi8a, n4cd, es3ax, sm5imo, sm3dbu. franklin- ua3fr, rw4nj, r7aa, on5jt, rk3er, yl2bj, hi8a, rw4nj. fourth- f8dgy, om5dp, sm3dbu, en5r, yt9m, hi8a.Certificates and Participation Point go to all the above
Participation Point only to those below
N8XMS (10 of 11 words): FIREWORKS = W9TCF N3IK K1DNR K4KEW K4KEW K9OSC K1DNR KK7N K9OSC SPARKLERS = K9OSC W7PX W5APS W5ZR KK7N W4LVP K4KEW W5ZR W5APS CHERRY BOMB = K9OSC KA9SXH N1GKE K3PR K3PR W1WYN W3BI K9OSC WB4MNK W3BI SMOKE BOMB = W5APS WB4MNK WB9OAY KK7N N1GKE WB4MNK WB9OAY NA9M WB4MNK PICNIC = W7PX N3IK K9OSC KK7N W3BI AE4CJ INDEPENDENCE = W3BI KK7N K1DNR AE4CJ W5APS AE4CJ NZ0T K1DNR W2EZB NZ0T AE4CJ W2EZB WASHINGTON = K4KEW W5APS KA9SXH KA9SXH N3IK W1WYN N1GKE NZ0T KA8WOG W1WYN JEFFERSON = K0JVX VE2XB/W1 K3NF K3NF VE2XB/W1 N4QR KA9SXH KA8WOG WB4MNK ADAMS = NA9M W3DP NA9M NA9M KA3SJK FRANKLIN = W9TCF N4QR W4NA WB4MNK KK7N W4LVP N3IK N1GKE VE3FUJ (5 of 11 words): SPARKLERS - K4OSO VE2PID N2AK K3RLL KA3NZR K3RLL VE9WW K3RLL WB3WSJ PICNIC - VE2PID N3IK KD5CB KA3NZR N3IK KA1CKO INDEPENDENCE - VE2PID KA3NZR KD5CB VE3BNO K2SAP VE3BNO VE3BNO KD5CB VE3VVF VE3BNO KA1CKO VE3VVF JEFFERSON - WB3WSJ KE2WY VE3VVF VE3VVF KE2WY KA3NZR WB3WSJ K4OSO N2AK FRANKLIN - N3FYW KA3NZR W2ZRA N2AK K2SAP K3RLL W3BI N3IK NU7T (4 of 11 words): PICNIC - KA7SPS KJ6KSI VE3CX WN4YXD W5IQS KC7PM SPARKLERS - KA7SPS KC7PM KN8KAZ VE1RSM KE7GKM N6JLJ ES1TU VE1RSM KF7EST WASHINGTON - WN4YXD KA7SPS W5IQS W7GAH KJ6KSI VE7KBN W7GAH ES1TU AJ7O KN8KAZ ADAMS - KA6AIL W5YDM W7GAH KC7PM W5IQS WB0QQT (4 1/2 of 11 words): FIREWORKS - N2JJF W5EIU N9RLO W5EIU WD1W N9RLO N9LO KK0I W8BHS [CHERRY] BOMB - N9BPE N9RLO VE6ADM N9BPE PICNIC - KE7PZX W5EIU KC9TNH N9RLO KK0I WC7C INDEPENDENCE - KK0I N9RLO W1DW KE7PZX KE7PZX KE7PZX NQ5V W1DW VE6ADM NQ5V WC7C VE6ADM ADAMS - VE6ADM VE6ADM VE6ADM VE6ADM W8BHSSoapbox:
K3WWP - Although I finished the challenge as of July 17, I tried to do my usual thing of late and see if I could replace the W/VE calls with DX calls to have another all-DX alphabet challenge. That E76BARDF station was a big help so far. However, I didn't quite make it this month. I came up one S and 7 N's short. DX has been a bit sparse this month with the SF mostly in the 80's or low 90's at best. My DX streak even ended at 121 days when I didn't work any DX on the 26th.
W9UX - This is the first Challenge I've entered. I enjoyed working the different stations to complete the Challenge. 72, Terry NAQCC #33
N8XMS - Let me try to write this with a bit of a dramatic flare. I woke up Sunday morning, the 31st needing three more letters - E, H, and R. E and H came quickly with a couple of QSOs right after breakfast. Then it was time for church and I figured that I would be able to easily finish off the R in the afternoon. After lunch I started to tune up and down the bands actively hunting for the R. Conditions weren't great but I did find quite a few them. But every one was involved in one contest or another so I had to just keep moving on! A half hour quickly turned into more than two hours of frustration. With some social obligations scheduled for the late afternoon and evening, time was quickly running out. Then with about 10 minutes to go I came across a strong signal from KZ8R finishing up a QSO with VE3FIT. I waited until they signed with each other and sent a 2x3 call to KZ8R - nothing. I then sent a 3x3 call to him and I pumped my fist in the air as I started to hear a reply coming back. But it wasn't KZ8R, it was VE3FIT! Well, we had a nice chat, my time ran out, and I'm one letter short! Oh well, there's always next month! 73, Paul
VE3FUJ - I could not make all the words as I had a too short supply R - M- and F's bummer that. Once I got into it I liked it just the right amount of challenge for me. I had an over supply of Vee's but none were needed, I don't suppose John would let me save them????????? NOT. anyway it was fun as usual. Brion
WB0QQT - Just couldn't seem to bag those S's and R's this month. Still a lot of fun to try though. Steve/WB0QQT/0292
K1IEE - Enjoy the word challenges. Thanks. 73 Dick
W2JEK - It was a good challenge. Used 24 callsigns of which 22 were dx and two U.S. one being N3AQC, the NAQCC club station on a portable operation. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
This is the month Americans honor and celebrate the history of our wonderful country with parades, flag flying, fireworks, and the like. So this traditional alphabet-type challenge deals with terms relating to such celebrations.
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 22 letters are contained somewhere in the words:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U W Y
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 in the results you must make at least one word.
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.