The NAQCC Nov 2011 Challenge
Station: Word - Calls used K3WWP: THANKSGIVING - CT7ACG HA9RT EA5ASQ IK2SND IK2CIO EA5ASQ CT7ACG IK2CIO JH7VHZ IK2CIO IK2SND CT7ACG PILGRIMS - PA0RDY IK2CIO LY2OU FG/DK9PY PA0RDY IK2CIO OM3SX EA5ASQ TURKEY - CT7ACG LY2OU PA0RDY IK2CIO EW8O LY2OU INDIANS - OE3DIA YN7SU PA0RDY OE3DIA EA5ASQ YN7SU OM3SX PLYMOUTH ROCK - PA0RDY LY2OU LY2OU OM3SX EW8O LY2OU HA9RT HA9RT RD1A EW8O CT7ACG PA25OSK MAIZE - UW2ZM CT7ACG IK2SND ZD8ZZ EW8O MAYFLOWER - UW2ZM CT7ACG PA0RDY TF2JB ZL4PW LY2OU EW8O EA5ASQ RD1A W9UX: Thanksgiving CT9DJ6TF EA8/DH2MS EA8/DH2MS 5N6/YL2SW OK4RQ EA8/DH2MS F8DGY HR9/AI5P VE2DHS HR9/AI5P 5N6/YL2SW F8DGY Pilgrims HR9/AI5P IK2SND LX1NO F6GCP OK4RQ SM7ZDI EA8/DH2MS EA8/DH2MS Turkey CT9/DJ6TF UR7HA OK4RQ IK2SND EA5FX F8DGY Indians W4OIZ LX1NO EA8/DH2MS SM7ZDI EA8/DH2MS LX1NO 5N6/YL2SW Plymouth Rock HR9/AI5P LX1NO 5N6/YL2SW SM7ZDI LX1NO UR7HA CT9/DJ6TF EA8/DH2MS UR7HA LX1NO CT9/DJ6TF OK4RQ Maize EA8/DH2MS 9A04JB HI3TEJ ZD8ZZ EATFX Mayflower SM7ZDI 9A04JB 5N6/YL2SW CT9/DJ6TF W7LXN OK4RQ 5N6/YL2SW VE2DHS UR7HA KD6SX: THANKSGIVING: N7HTS W6AHX W5JAY N7HTS K8ORD N7HTS AE7PG WA6RIC VE7EA WA6RIC N7HTS JG3UVN PILGRIMS: AE7PG KB7MBI W8MLL AE7PG K8ORD KB7MBI W8MLL N7HTS TURKEY: N7HTS JG3UBN K8ORD K8ORD K0KEX W5JAY INDIANS: WB7NZI KD7ZNC K8ORD WB7NZI W5JAY KD7ZNC W4SWS PLYMOUTH ROCK: AE7PG W8MLL W5JAY W8MLL W5ZO JG3UVN VE6ATY W6AHX JR6AWQ W5ZO KD7ZNC K0KEX MAIZE: K0MLF AE7PG K07I W5ZO K0KEX MAYFLOWER: K0MLF AE7PG VE6ATY K0MLF KE7LKW K8ORD W5ZO KE7LKW JR6AWQ N8XMS: THANKSGIVING = NO9T HK1N OQ5A YN7SU KE4I YN7SU GM3WUX IK2CIO W9BV N5IVZ YN7SU OE6GC PILGRIMS = K3WWP IK2CIO ZF2LC GM3WUX EA7AJR IK2CIO UW2ZM YN7SU TURKEY = NO9T GM3WUX RY7G K1GOW OE6GC W1YT INDIANS = KE4I KA0ENU D8LNU IK2CIO OQ5A KA0ENU SP2JKC PLYMOUTH ROCK = K3WWP W4ELP RY7G UW2ZM OE6GC G4AFU W1YT HK1N EA7AJR OE6GC OE6GC K1GOW MAIZE = GM3WUX G4AFU KE4I ZF2LC KE4I MAYFLOWER = GM3WUX G4AFU RY7G ZF2LC ZF2LC K1GOW K1GOW KE4I RY7G PA7PYR: THANKSGIVING IV3TMM HG0WFF HA3LI G0MTN OK2D S550ACP HG0WFF IV3TMM IV3TMM G0MTN HG0WFF PILGRIMS S550ACP SP2DNI PA2ELS G0MTN RX3DIS RX3DIS IV3TMM S550ACP TURKEY G0MTN RU5A RX3DIS PE1KQP PA2ELS YU1DW INDIANS SP2DNI SN8C YU1DW HA3LI PA0PDO SN8C PA2ELS PLYMOUTH ROCK PA0PDO LZ1PM EB5YF LZ1PM PA0PDO RU5A G0MTN HA3LI RU5A PA0PDO SN8C PE1KQP MAIZE G0MTN S550ACP HA3LI LZ1PM E74X MAYFLOWER IV3TMM RU5A YU1DW EB5YF PA2ELS OK2D YU1DW E74X RU5A K1IEE: THANKSGIVING - KI4TS HA3OK EA7NW N9ZXL K2IWQ WC7S JH2GZY K3XI VE3USP KI4TS N9ZXL JH2GZY TURKEY - HA3FTA RA3DUO K4TER HK4CZE WB4MED K4JYS PILGRIMS - PJ7J KI4TS N9ZXL OE6GUG WQ1RP K2IWQ W3AMF KI4TS INDIANS - OM4ACI EA7NW OV1CDX K3XI HA3OK EA7NW KI4TS PLYMOUTH ROCK - PJ7J N9ZXL JH2GZY M0PNN OK7FL VE3USP KI4TS HA3OK WQ1RP HA3OK WC7S OK7FL MAIZE - W3AMF HA3OK K2IWQ N9ZXL EA7NW MAYFLOWER - M0PNN EA7NW JH2GZY W3AMF OK7FL OM4CAI EA7NW EA7NW HA9RT N1IMW: Thanksgiving: nx1t hp1spa hp1spa n4gj k6jss k6jss n4gj ok1dig ok2zv ok1dig n4gj n4gj Pilgrims: va3pen ok1dig dl9tx n4gj k4gdr ok1dig yu7km k6jss Turkey: nx1t k9uiy k4gdr k6jss ve3cgc k9uiy Indians: ok1dig n4gj k4gdr ok1dig hp1spa n4gj k6jss Plymouth Rock: va3pen dl9tx k9uiy yu7km ok1dig kpuiy nx1t hp1spa k4gdr ok1dif oy1ct yu7km Maize: yu7km hp1spa ok1dig ok2zv ve3cgc Mayflower: yu7km hp1spa k9uiy f6hfx dl9tx ok1dig wb8dqt ve3cgc k4gdr W2JEK: thanksgiving- tf8sm is0hfe dm2auj kp4/n0ax v44ka tf8sm fg5fr is0hfe v44ka ei8jx f5in fg5fr pilgrims- ea6/ha6pj is0hfe co8ly fg/dk9py co6rd sm4oti sm4oti sm4oti turkey- sm4oti ea6un co6rd kp4/n0ax zs6ez co8ly indians- ei8jx ea6un co6wd sm4oti kp4/n0ax pj4/w9njy tf8sm plymouth rock- fg/dk9py zf2lc co8ly tf8sm co6rd ea6un ut4ek ea6/ha6pj rk3er co8ly zf2lc rk3er maize- sm4oti kp4/n0ax f5in zd8zz ea6un mayflower- tf8sm v44ka pj4/w9njy fg5fr zf2lc co6wd co6wd ut4ek rk3erCertificate and participation point goes to: All the above
Participation point goes to: All the below
KF7EST: THANKSGIVING - KI6NTB WB5NHH WB8APR KN3ZOG K7VM WB6SEL W7GVE W6MQI W7GVE W6MQI KN3ZOG W7GVE INDIANS - KI6NTB WB5NHH WD9IGX WD9IGX WA5FRF WB5NHH WB6SEL PLYMOUTH ROCK - N1WPU WB6SEL K0CY W6MQI W6RO N1WPU WB0QQT WB5NHH W6RO KN3ZOG K0CY K7VM MAIZE - K7VM WA5FRF KI6NTB KN3ZOG W7VGE MAYFLOWER - K7VM WB8APR K0CY W6XF WB6SEL KN3ZOG WB5NHH W7VGE W6RO VE3FUJ: THANKSGIVING - WA1JTH K8MPH WB9GAA N8XX KC9SNC VE3SO WB9GAA WB4NIU VE2PID WB4NIU N8XX K5LG PLYMOUTH ROCK - K8MPH WB2FLX WA4YGG K8MPH W8AO W8FU WA1JTH K8MPH KI3R VE3SO KC9SNC KC9SNC PILGRIMS - K8MPH KI3R WB8JLR WB9GAA WB8JLR KI3R K8MPH KC9SNC INDIANS - VE2PID KC9SNC VE2PID VE2PID WB9GAA KC9SNC KC9SNC MAYFLOWER - WM8E WB9GAA WA4YGG W8FU WB8JLR W8AO WM8E WM8E WB8JLRSoapbox:
K3WWP - That was the easiest challenge for me in several months now - finished on the 10th at 1739Z. Then I decided that was too easy, and I re-did it using only DX calls. Actually that was really too easy also because conditions are so great right now. Finished that on the 14th at 2322Z. Maybe I should do it again using only Asian stations. HI. No, I think I'll let it go at this. It should point out to anyone who has trouble working DX, that right now it is not all that hard. If I can do it with simple wire antennas either in my attic, or mounted on the side of my house or the porch roof from a location in a river valley, then YOU can do it too - I guarantee. So get out there and work that DX while it is so easy. It won't always be so.
W9UX - Almost did an all DX challenge but wanted to get what I have turned in. Wasn't that hard to do with all the dx on the bands. 72, Terry
KD6SX - This was a fun challenge. Just got my QRP rig fixed so it was fun to get back in the game again. My congratulations to W9UX for completing almost all of his challenge with DX! Glad conditions are improving nowadays.
N8XMS - A busy month made for a slow start on the challenge but some time off for Thanksgiving gave me the chance to hunt down the remaining letters that I needed. Hosting the family for Thanksgiving meant a 4AM start for us. In between assigned tasks from my wife I turned on the radio and managed to work E51MAN about an hour before local sunrise. I didn't need any of the letters but it sure was a thrill to work into the south Pacific with QRP on 40-meters! There are a lot of things to be thankful for - including sunspots! I hope all of you have a really blessed holiday season. 73, Paul
KF7EST - Missed completing all the words by 4 letters (an I, L, S, and Y) None of the letters used were from the Sprint. Enjoyed all the Q's and the challenge very much, all was done with my K-1 at 5-Watts into a Vertical. 73, Allen
VE3FUJ - Even though I didn't make it all, The last "T" and "Z" in Maize just wasn't in the cards. In spite of that I enjoyed this month Challenge even though I had to scramble some, as I had a lot of antenna down time due to change over from one tower to another. The last week or so I was stuck on 30, my 40 dipole needed repair and my vertical is in dire need of new Coax, I think I'm loosing 99.9999% of my 5W in the coax, and its only abt. 20ft long, I've had it for 40 yrs and it was old when I got it. My G5RV also need some repairs, it was in a worse shape than first thought, It sounds like I've been neglecting things, I guess I have. But I'm now working on it. I also hope Santa will bring me a new G5RV. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Brion
K1IEE - Challenge was a great reason to get on the air. Enjoy this type of challenge,fun time. Thanks to all 73 Dick
W2JEK - This was a good challenge. The letter 'i' was the most difficult and went down to the wire with a qso with f5in on 80m on Nov. 30. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
This is the 8th running of our popular Thanksgiving challenge. This was our very first challenge back in 2004 when challenges were still called events. Back then all you needed to do was make the word TURKEY to master the event. Each November since then we've come up with a slightly different word list of items relating to Thanksgiving for you to complete. So make plans now, set up your check sheet and go to it. NOTE: We had originally scheduled a different challenge this month, but decided at the last minute to go back to our traditional Thanksgiving challenge.
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 with one exception. You may get up to 10 letters from QSOs in our NAQCC sprint ONLY IF you need them to finish the challenge. QSO's must be made using CW and QRP.
For reference, the following 22 letters are contained somewhere in the words:
A C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z
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.