The NAQCC February 2012 Challenge
K9OSC: JOE = WA5PFJ-K5OO-KB1VEN LIL = WD4LZC-WA8REI-WD4LZC WIZZER = WD4LZC-WA8REI-WD4LZC-WD4LZC-KB1VEN-VE3BYR BUD = KB1VEN-NU4X-WD4LZC BUBBA = KB1VEN-NU4X-K5BIZ-K5BIZ-KD8AZO CHLOE = WD4LZC-KI4XH-N9ZXL-K5OO-W7WEL MOUSSE = KC8MFF-K5OO-KI0U-K7MOS-K7MOS-W7WEL BUCK = VE3BYR-KI0U-WD4LZC-K5OO SPUNKY = VE3SO-KA2KGP-W9UK-KB1VEN-K5OO-VE3BYR CASEY = KC8MFF-KD8AZO-VE3SO-VE3BYR-VE3BYR PJ = WA5PFJ-WA5PFJ SCHULTZ = W3GIS-KC8MFF-K14XH-W9UK-N9ZXL-N3WT-N9ZXL CQ = N2DXC-K0ZXQ WRINKLES = WD4LZC-VE3BYR-KI4XH-KB1VEN-K4VWD-W7WEL-VE3BYR-W3GIS DT = WD4LZC-KA4EET GEORGE = W4OGZ-WD9DWE-K5OO-WA8REI-KA2KGP-WD9DWE PEANUT = WA5PFJ-WA8REI-WA5PFJ-N9ZXL-KB6NU-KA4EET W9UX: JOE = K8JD-K5OO-EI80ITRS LIL = IZ4DLR-EI80ITRS-IZ4DLR WIZZER = KW7D-EI80ITRS-IZ4DLR-IZ4DLR-EI80ITRS-EI80ITRS BUD = WB2GAI-HU2DX-KW7D BUBBA = WB2GAI-HU2DX-F5BBD-F5BBD-FM/F6AUS CHLOE = WA9CWX-HU2DX-ZF2LC-K5OO-RK3ER MOUSSE = FM/F6AUS-K5OO-FM/F6AUS-EI80ITRS-EI80ITRS-RK3ER BUCK = F5BBD-FM/F6AUS-WA9CWX-KW7D SPUNKY = FM/F6AUS-PV8ADI-KI4UUZ-N2GWT-KW7D-YO8DOH CASEY = ZF2LC-FM/F6AUS-FM/F6AUS-K2ERG-YO8DOH PJ = PV8ADI-K8JD SCHULTZ = HC2/W7SE-ZF2LC-HU2DX-KI4UUZ-ZF2LC-EI80ITRS-KI4UUZ CQ = OL1FOC-C6AKQ WRINKLES = KW7D-EI80ITRS-EI80ITRS-N2GWT-WH6LE-K2ERG-HC2/W7SE DT = KW7D-EI80ITRS GEORGE = N2GWT-WH6LE-K5OO-IZ4DLR-N2GWT-WH6LE PEANUT = P40LE-HC2/W7SE-WA9CWX-K0DNG-KI4UUZ-N2GWT PA7PYR: JOE LZ/DL8JJ-OK1HGC-EM0UBC LIL DL5KUD-SE2I-DL5KUD WIZZER PA0BWL-SE2I-LZ/DL8JJ-LZ/DL8JJ-EM0UBC-RA1AL BUD EM0UBC-EM0UBC-DL5KUD BUBBA EM0UBC-EM0UBC-EA6NB-EA6NB-EA6NB CHLOE EM0UBC-OK1HCG-RA1AL-OK1HCG-EA6NB MOUSSE EM0UBC-OM3PQ-DL5KUD-SE2I-SE2I-EA6NB BUCK PA0BWL-DL5KUD-EM0UBC-OK1HCG SPUNKY US1GBH-PA0BWL-US1GBH-EA6NB-OK1HCG-YL7X CASEY OK1HCG-EA6NB-US1GBH-SE2I-YL7X PJ OM3PQ-LZ/DL8JJ SCHULTZ US1GBH-OK1HCG-OK1HCG-9A4U-RA1AL-RV4CT-LY7Z CQ RV4CT-OM3PQ WRINKLES PA0BWL-RA1AL-IK3UNA/1-EA6NB-DL5KUD-LZ/DL8JJ-SE2I-M/SP3CW DT DL5KUD-RV4CT GEORGE OK1HCG-E77DX-OM3PQ-RV4CT-OK1HCG-E77DX PEANUT PA0BWL-E77DX-RA1AL-IK3UNA/1-US1GBH-9A201CTL VO1BB: Joe k1ljs ko1h wb2ems Lil k1ljs k2idk k1ljs Wizzer wb2ems k2idk kz1h kz1h wb2ems k3lr Bud wb2ems ko1u k2idk Bubba wb2ems ko1u kb0eo kb0eo vo1dza Chloe w8nic kz1h k3lr ko1h kb0eo Mousse wb2ems vo1dza ut7uj k1ljs k1ljs kb0eo Buck wb3ee ea9u w8nic kz2idk Spunky wb2ems k1pev ea9u k5na k2idk on4aly Casey ik2cio vo1dza wb2ems k1pev on4aly PJ k1pev k1ljs Schultz s50a ik2cio hz1h ut7uj lz1qi ha9rt vo1dza cq vc3p lz1qi Wrinkles wb2ems k3lr lz1qi k5na ik2cio lz1qi k1pev lz1ms DT k2idk w4ted George dl2asg ea3dd vo1dza ha9rt dl2asg w3bee Peanut p55f ea3dd k5na w8nic ut7uj w4ted VE3FUJ: JOE - KF4YJQ, AA3OI, WD4E LIL - K0LWV, WA9STI, K0LWV WIZZER - W5EHM, WA9STI, KR9Z, KR9Z, WD4E, K1YRW BUD - WB1HGA, KB3ENU, WD4E BUBBA - WB1HGA, KB3ENU, KB3ENU, KB3ENU, N0SA CHLOE - KC9SNC, W5EHM, AF4LB, AB2OE, W5EHM MOUSSE - W5EHM, AA3OI, WD8DAU, N0SA, N0SA, VE3HEQ BUCK - W1TPB, N2UU, KC9SNC, KB3ENU SPUNKY - WA9STI, W1TPB, WD8DAU, N0SA, KF4YJQ, KF4YJQ CASEY - KC9SNC, N0SA, WA9STI, W5EHM, KF4YJQ PJ - K3PXC, KF4YJQ SCHULTZ - KC9SNC, KC9SNC, W5EHM, N2UU, WH6LE, WA9STI, W8XZ CQ - K3PXC, KF4YJQ DT - WD4E, WA9STI WRINKLES - W5EHM, K1YRW, AA3OI, N0SA, KF3YJQ, WH6LE, KB3ENU, KC9SNC GEORGE - WB1HGA, VE3HQE, AB2OE, KR9Z, WB1HGA, VE3HEQ PEANUT - W1TPB, KB3ENU, WB1HGA, KB3ENU, N2UU, W1TPB K3WWP: JOE - KJ4BJ W3/PY7COU N2ESE LIL - AF4LB K1IEE AF4LB WIZZER - W3CKU K1IEE KC9ERZ KC9ERZ N2ESE HA9RT BUD - KJ4BJ W3CKU N2ADP BUBBA - KJ4BJ W3CKU AF4LB AF4LB KA9PKP CHLOE - W3CKU HA9RT N4PLK W3/PY7COU N2ESE BUCK - KB9ROB W3/PY7COU W3CKU KA9PKP MOUSSE - HK1MW KB9ROB W3/PY7COU N2ESE N2ESE N2ESE SPUNKY - W4USR KA9PKP N2UU N2ESE KA9PKP W3/PY7COU CASEY - W3/PY7COU KA9PKP W4USR N8ER W3/PY7COU PJ - KA9PKP KJ4BJ SCHULTZ - WS2N W3/PY7COU HA9RT N2UU N4PLK N3JJT W4BTZ CQ - KC9ERZ K4EJQ WRINKLES - W3CKU HA9RT WA8REI N2ESE KA9PKP OL1FOC N8ER WS2N DT - N2ADP N3JJT GEORGE - KA2KGP K4EJQ KB9ROB N8ER KA2KGP K4EJQ PEANUT - KA9PKP K1IEE N2ADP N3JJT K4UK HA9RT K1IEE: JOE VE7LAJ W8PBO UT8EW LIL G0AQL IK7FPU WB9UDL WIZZER WB9UDL IK7FPU RK3WWZ RW3ZC UT8EW RN3GL BUD W8PBO HU2DX WB9UDL BUBBA W8PBO HU2DX VA3AJB WB9UDL UA5C CHLOE UA5C HU2DX WB9UDL W8PBO VE7LAJ MOUSSE SM7ALC RX3BO UA5C YN9SU 9A20HRS K1LEE BUCK WB9UDL UT8EW WB9ICH WA3CKA SPUNKY 9A20HRS W8PBO UT8EW RN3GL IK7FPU YN9SU CASEY WB9ICH AA9AA SM7ALC VE7LAJ YN9SU PJ IK7FPU VE7LAJ SCHULTZ YN9SU CX2DDP HU2DX UA5C VE7LAJ UT8EW RK3WWZ CQ UA5C G0AQL WRINKLES WB9UDL 9A20HRS WB9ICH YN9SU IK7FPU G0AQL EI80IRTS SM7ALC DT HU2DX UT8EW GEORGE G0AQL EI80IRTS RX3BO 9A20HRS GOAQL G0AED PEANUT IK7FPU G0AED AA9AA YN9SU YN9SU UT1HX W2JEK: joe- j38un/p,co6rd, hp12eu. lil- dl60zbn, ti2/na7u, hc2sl. wizzer- w7a, f6iqa, pp8zac, pp8zac, j38ea, fg5fr. bud- kp2b, hu2dx, ct9/dl5axx. bubba- cp4bt, hp12eu, dl60zbn, kp2b, hk0na. chloe- co8ly, hu2dx, co8ly, co8ly, ea8/dl6ro. mousse- 5n7m, oe3gea/6y5, ti2/na7u, 6v7s, hc2/w7se, j38e. buck- cp4bt, j38un/p, c6akq, hk0na. spunky- sv1cqn, pp8zac, ti2/na7u, hk0na, kh7y, kh7y. casey- sv1cqn, c6akq, hc2sl, hc2/w7se, co8ly. pj- p48adi, j38ea. schultz- 6v7s, cp4bt, ah6v, j38un/p, ea8/dl6ro, ct9/dl5axx, dl60zbn. cq- c6akq, sv1cqn. wrinkles- hc2/w7se, co6rd, i8gmg, 5n7m, c6akq, co8ly, oe3gea/6y5, sv1cqn. dt- hu2dx, f5ntv. george- i8gmg, ea8/dl6ro, ea8/dl6ro, co6rd,i8gmg, hp12eu. peanut- cp4bt, hc2w7se, ah6v, f5ntv, hu2dx, ti2/na7u.Above made all the names and will get a certificate and participation point.
Below did not make all the names and get only a participation point.
PA5LR: JOE DK5JPL OZ0NAVY EA2LU LIL DL1FDL IK2RMZ DL1FDL WIZZER IZ8SWO IK2RMZ DK3UZ DK3UZ EA2LU IK2RMZ BUD EM0UBC DK3UZ DK3UZ MOUSSE IK2RMZ ON800TUR EA2LU G0GSY G0GSY F6AVE BUCK EM0UBC EA2LU EM0UBC DK3UZ SPUNKY G4SMN DK5JPL ON800TUR OZ0NAVY DK3UZ OZ0NAVY CASEY EM0UBC EA2LU G4SMN EM0UBC OZ0NAVY PJ DK5JPL DK5JPL WRINKLES IZ8SWO IK2RMZ F5TIL OZ0NAVY IK2RMZ EA2LU EM0UBC IZ8SWO DT DL1FDL IZ8SWO GEORGE G0GSY DL1UWE ON800TUR G4XRV G0GSY DL1UWE KX1NH: JOE: K6JF, WA6OEF, NG2E LIL: VE3FAL, W5BIB, TI2CLX WIZZER: WA6OEF, TI2CLX, VA3KMZ, VA3KMZ, NG2E, NW6R MOUSSE: VA3KMZ, WA6OEF, KE4UN, KB2SER, KB2SER, WA6OEF SPUNKY: AC0US, KD7WPJ, KE4UN, KE4UN, KB2SER, WA4JYX CASEY: K3PXC, WA6OEF, W9SR, KE4UN, WA4JYX PJ: KD7WPJ, K6JF SCHULTZ: AC0US, CO6RD, KA8KCH, AC0US, TI2CLX, K8TEZ, W9BZ CQ: CO6RD, WB8DQT WRINKLES: WA6OEF, KB2SER, W5BIB, NG2E, KF0K, VE3FAL, KE4UN, W9SR DT: KD6WPJ, TI2CLX GEORGE: NG2E, WA6OEF, CO6RD, KB2SER, NG2E, KB2SER, PEANUT: K3PXC, KB2SER, VE3FAL, NG2E, AC0US, K8TEZ NU7T: BUBBA - CP4BT VE3FGU WB8SIW WB8SIW HK0NA BUCK - CP4BT VE3FGU W5TZC N2AK SPUNKY - HC2/W7SE KI6JPX WA6UIJ N2AK HK0NA K6YIS CASEY - CP4BT HK0NA HC2/W7SE VE3FGU K6YIS PJ - CP4BT W6JL SCHULTZ - WB8SIW VE5BCS W7GAH W5UAL W6JL K6XT KE7AVZ PEANUT - KI6JPX VE3FGU HK0NA N2AK W5UAL CP4BT N8XMS: JOE = N3JJT, K2MMO, VE3HNE LIL = N9ZXL, W4IIC, N9ZXL WIZZER = W1EZ, W4IIC, W1EZ, W1EZ, W1EZ, WR9H BUD = W8JFB, UT7UJ, KW7D BUBBA = KB3AAY, K7UGA, KB3AAY, WB2NVS, K8AZT CHLOE = CU2KG, SP3GXH, CO8LY, W2TOM, VP5/NE7D MOUSSE = W2TOM, W2TOM, K7UGA, K4VVS, K4VVS, W1EZ BUCK = W8JFB, UT7UJ, CX/PY3VK, K2MMO SPUNKY = WB2NVS, K3PR, CU2KG, VE3HNE, K2MMO, CX/PY3VK CASEY = CU2KG, K8AZT, WB2NVS, VP5/NE7D, CX/PY3VK PJ = CX/PY3VK, N3JJT SCHULTZ = SP3GXH, W4IIC, SP3GXH, CU2KG, CO8LY, W2TOM, K8AZT DT = KW7D, N3JJT GEORGE = WG0K, VE3HNE, K2MMO, WR9H, WG0K, VE3HNE PEANUT = CX/PY3VK, VE3HNE, K8AZT, VE3HNE, UT7UJ, N3JJT WB0QQT: LIL = W4LEB, KB1BIC, W4LEB WIZZER = AA0WU, KB1BIC, LD8PZV, KD8PZV, W4LEB, W8WGR BUD = W4LEB, AA0WU, KD8PZV BUBBA = W4LEB, AA0WU, KB1BIC, KB1BIC, AA0WUSoapbox:
K9OSC - What a great challenge and a terrific subject. Found so many great QRP CW operators this time and several were NAQCC members.
W9UX - A good challenge. Lots of letters so more stations needed to be worked.
VE3FUJ - That was a very enjoyable challenge, and a worthy tribute to Mans best Friend. In the end I was one "L" short when John suggested, the Sunday net run by two Hams both with "L" in their call. I just never thought of that angle and didn't know it was considered allowable. I had a very nice 9 min Qso with Dan AF4LB on 80. I'm looking forward to next month challenge, I also understand that that one has a bit of a twist to it. Thanks John for thinking up these things. Thanks to all I contacted this month. I didn't use all he calls, some I couldn't as those position were already filled, sorry Guy's. 72 Brion # 3011. -30-
K3WWP - Well, that final L was tough for me. Unlike Brion, I couldn't use either AF4LB or N4PLK in our NQN net since I already used them for the 4 other L's in the challenge. However the morning of the 27th, I found OL1FOC on 17 meters and worked him after he finished a QSO with an AB3??/M station. I sure got a lot of mileage from W3/PY7COU whom I worked near the beginning of the month. I count him for 8 of the 79 letters. Had I worked him a couple days earlier, there would have been even more. I also see N2ESE 8 times in my list. A fun challenge, and I dedicate it to the memory of my little buddy Joe. I miss you.
PA5LR - It was my first Challenge and I didn't make all the names, but last month I made more QSO's than in all the months of the past three years. (Wonderful! - That's the bottom line of our challenges - to get more CW activity on the ham bands. - K3WWP)
K1IEE - Very interesting challenge. Enjoyed reading the meaning behind each word. Thanks to all. 73 Dick
N8XMS - Well, I came to the 29th still needing three L's, an E, and a Q but was not able to sit down in front of my rig until 2300z. In short order I managed to get two of the L's and the E with QSOs with CO8LY and IK2DED. But my luck ran out, the clock ticked to 2400z, and I'm two dogs short of the full kennel. Of course I do have both a Q and an L in my ARRL DX contest contacts sitting there and laughing at me! 73, Paul
WB0QQT - Even though I only made 4 of the names I decided to submit my entry anyway. I came close on others but just plain ran out of time for the month. Just wanted to let you know I really enjoy these challenges and it makes each and every QSO more valuable. 72's.......Steve
W2JEK - a great way to remember and pay tribute to our dogs that have passed away. they were "man's best friend". 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
Into most everyone's life come pets who become very dear to us. They love us and we love them for the all too brief time they are with us, and then suddenly they are gone and we grieve. This month we gave our members a chance to pay tribute to the dogs they have owned who are now gone. They sent the names in the list below along with the story of how the dog got named.
We have a total of 79 letters. That's about a normal number for a challenge, so you have to get all the letters to master the challenge. However since there are some very short (2-letter) names, we're changing our normal requirement of making one name to get a participation point. See below in that section for details.
Before we get to the rules and results, I'd like to share this little 'poem' with you. It was given to me by my neighbor near the end of February. This is some of what a dog would say to us if he/she could talk.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Simply make all the names of dogs (do not include call signs in parentheses) in the list below from the calls of stations you work to master the challenge. NO contest or sprint QSO's allowed.
CQ (n7hro for sk w5rj)
For reference, the following 23 letters are contained somewhere in the words:
A B C D E G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U 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. K3WWP, K3WWP/8, and K3WWP/M are considered the same station. GM/K3WWP and DL/K3WWP are considered different stations since a separate license or authorization is required for both operations.
See the Alphabet Tutorial page for an excellent way to track any and all of our alphabet type challenges.
STORIES OF HOW THE DOGS GOT THEIR NAMES:
JOE (k3wwp) - Actually my neighbor's son's dog who became a great friend to me as I helped take care of him when he moved here from Indiana in January 2009 with my neighbor's son. Joe had two other previous names. My neighbor's grandson named him Slash. My neighbor's son didn't like that name, and changed it to Sam when the dog became his. Then he was re-christened Joe by my neighbor when she saw him in Indiana because of the resemblance to a previous dog named Joe.
LIL (wy3h) - Her full name was Lillian Langtree. I named her that way on just sort of a whim.
WIZZER (wy3h) - One of 8 of Lil's pups of her first and only litter. He was named Wizzer because Lil got mastitis and couldn't nurse the pups. So XYL JoAnne bottle fed them and Wizzer was the only one who every time she picked him up to feed him he took a wiz on her. We decided to keep him and named him Wizzer.
BUD (ka2caq) - My daughter brought home a black lab mix puppy for an animal rescue shelter. She decided to call him Travis or Trent or something like that. I disliked these choices and simply called the pup the "Black Dog" for lack of a more suitable name. One hot summer day while drinking a cool beer in the yard my beer accidentally spilled. The pup immediately began lapping up my spilled Budweiser. I said "hey you like that Bud?" The name stuck and we never looked back at those other names. Bud died of liver cancer at 13 years old.
BUBBA (nu7t) - A Bichon Freise, passed away on January 5.He was small; never barked at people or other dogs; never chewed anything but his food; submissive. In 14 years, he never did his business anywhere outside a small area designated for such.
CHLOE (w2jek) - Chloe was our golden retriever and a great dog. My wife named her because she liked the name. She passed away suddenly on Dec. 27, 2007 at the age of 7 years 9 months. We now have another golden but will always miss Chloe.
MOUSSE (kx1np) - We adopted the dog from a shelter. My wife asked me on the phone what would be a good name. Since he is a big chocolate lab, I responded "Moose". She said "perfect". When she brought the dog home his papers said his name was "Mousse". She said "your suggestion was perfect, he looks like a chocolate mousse"
BUCK (k5duz) - My wife registered our first Sheltie in memory of her uncle Buck, as 'Lucky Bucky of Riata Lane' as the name has to be unique. He was trained to respond to both voice and hand commands and loved to perform his tricks. He knew the 'pecking order' of our family, which quite amazed me. He was constantly on guard to protect everything in his territory. He died of an inherited genetic kidney defect at the young age of seven. We loved him like he loved us.
SPUNKY (k5duz) - We found our second Sheltie at an animal shelter. She was only about eight weeks old. When we brought her home and put her down on the floor she immediately began to run around in circles and I said "You sure are spunky!". That decided her name right there. She was raised with adult cats and I often thought that she thought she was a cat as she would 'hang out' with them. Spunky and our parrot Obi were buddies. He trusted her 100%. Spunky lived to the ripe old age of fifteen and we miss her everyday.
CASEY (vo1bb) - A Husky Collie mix. My wife and I got her for our first anniversary and she stayed with us for 15 yrs. She was a good Friend and we still miss her. My kids still remember her and talk about her. And she loved the winter. My wife named her. She got the name Casey from a kids show. It was on CBC Television. And the show was Mr.Dress Up. We both watched it back in early 70's. There was only two stations back then. Now I am starting to feel old. Bill
PJ (ab7oc) My Dog,(first given to my Mom,then back to me when she passed away) Name was: PJ named after the little boy in the cartoon, "Family Circus" was a joy and enjoyment to my mother, was the smallest male white toy poodle in the area, but thought he was as big as a German Shepard. Lived to be about 14 years old and died peacefully in bed at the foot of my bed. I miss him very much, and, do not think I will get another Dog as the pain of parting is just to much. I do have a Cat and wonder,as I am 72 years old,which will outlive the other.
SCHULTZ (w7riv) - My wife and I love Schnauzers, we already had two of our own, and one day I was browsing the local online newspaper classifieds. I came across this older Schnauzer that the parents couldn't take care of him any longer and they had the most adorable picture of this 13 year old Schnauzer. I sent it to my wife and instantly she wanted him. We were leaving for vacation in the next couple days, so I told her once we get back and if he is still available we will go take a look at him. Sure enough, a week later, we get home and call. Schultz was still available. We went up and brought him home the same night. The owners had let some necessary things go and so we got him cleaned up and to the vets where they had to do some work on him. But, he lived for another two years and was happy and loving and playful as blind and deaf as he was going. So I guess the short answer is, I don't know how he got his name, but that is how we got Shultz.
CQ (n7hro for sk w5rj) - In honor of my old friend, W5RJ Roy Jones SK I offer his dogs name which was "CQ". CQ was the best thing that happened to Roy since meeting his wife, Marion. CQ was a black lab as spunky as could be. Since ham radio was Roy's favorite hobby he named his dog CQ. As Roy aged so did his dog. When I went to visit Roy before he died about 3 weeks later I expected CQ to come bounding around the hallway corner when I came into the house. Instead this great mans best friend hobbled out to greet me. That poor old dog was really hurting just like his buddy Roy was. When Roy died Marion had old CQ put down to be with his old friend in the after life. I am sure old Roy is walking his buddy CQ every day now.
WRINKLES (n7hro) - The other dog I would like to offer the name of is my old lab mix named Wrinkles. She had some sharpei which gave her very loose skin. Thus the name Wrinkles. She was across the highway when I called her and she ran back across the road right in front of a vehicle.
DT (n7hro) - My other Shepard mix was named DT for double trouble. She lived about 12 years and I had to have her put down when her legs failed to work one morning.
GEORGE (ve4wi) - George passed away a year and a half ago at the age of 16 years and 2 months. He was just a little black and white American Spaniel. If he didn't get his way, he could be the most stubborn and ornery animal I ever met in my life. Probably because he was a spoiled rotten Mamma's dog. But, that was George. I can still hear that collar jingling sometimes.
PEANUT (ku4gw) - Please add my former friend "Peanut" to the list of dog names for the February Sprint (Challenge - K3WWP). Peanut was a mountain feist that had the so called "big dog disease". If a neighborhood female dog was in the family way he would run off if you cracked the door and he ran out and you would not see him for several days! That was his undoing! He ran off and was attacked by 2 chows I was told by a neighbor. When he came home wounded we carried him to the vet and paid over 300 dollars vet bill to try and save him, but he died anyway that night. We named him Peanut for no particular reason, it just seemed to suit him. We had Peanut for several years and he was more like one of our kids than a dog. I think everyone in the house shed tears over his loss. We still mourn for this little fellow!
A certificate and participation point go to everyone who masters the challenge.
If you only partially mastered the challenge, you still get a participation point if you made at least 10 letters from 3 complete dog names and sent in your results.
Some challenges involve a prize. Check the Prize page in the main section of the webs site for more info.
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 details about the challenge in your soapbox comments.
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 May 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.