The NAQCC April 2012 Challenge
Final Official Results:
W9UX: BLUEBIRD: KD0QNB ZF2UL SG3U K4JEE KD0QNB CT1ILT RJ4F KD0QNB BLUEJAY: WB9YZH ZF2UL SG3U K4JEE RJ4F CT8/DL5AXX WB9YZH CARDINAL: CT8/DL1CW CT8/DL5AXX RJ4F KD0QNB CT1ILT KD0QNB PA1CC CT8/DL1CW CHICKADEE: CT8/DL1CW K5HQV IK2CKR CT8/DL1CW KD0QNB PA1CC CT8/DL1CW K4JEE K4JEE GOLDFINCH: SG3U OK4RQ CT8/DL1CW CT8/DL1CW RJ4F IK2CKR KD0QNB CT8/DL1CW K5HQV HERON: WB9YZH EI4II OK4RQ OK4RQ N3DG/2 INDIGOBUNTING:EI4II N3DG/2 N3DG/2 EI4II SG3U W8OSK WB9YZH ZF2UL N3ADF CT8/DL1CW EI4II N3ADF SM3PZG MEADOWLARK: K8MP EI4II OT4A N3DG/2 W8OSK CT8/DL1CW CT1ILT OT4A OK4RQ KD0QNB ORIOLE: OT4A IK2CKR EI4II OT4A CT1ILT OE3DIA REDWING: IK2CKR OE3DIA N3ADF CT8/DL1CW EI4II N8IUP SM3PZG ROBIN: 6H6IARU OE3DIA YL2BJ EI4II N8IUP SAPSUCKER: SG3U NA3ADF K8MP SG3U ZF2UL KX5C OK4RQ K8TE 6H6IARU K1YAN: BLUEBIRD HB9CVQ ZF2LC UY5BA WB4EDB HB9CVQ N4FI HA9RT WB4EDB BLUEJAY UY5BA ZF2LC UY5BA WB4EDB WA5PFJ UY5BA UY5BA CARDINAL HB9CVQ HA9RT HA9RT WB4EDB N4FI N4FI HA9RT N4LQ CHICKADEE HB9CVQ HB9CVQ W3BI ZF2LC K8TEZ UY5BA KA2DDX K8TEZ K8TEZ GOLDFINCH SG3U F5MFO N4LQ KA2DDX N4FI W3BI N4FI OV1CDX HB9CVQ HERON HA9RT VE3IID WA2WMR F5MFO N4LQ INDIGOBUNTING K4IBZ W2PNE KA2DDX K4IBZ SG3U OM3SX UY5BA KB2UZM N1DS K8TEZ VE3IID W2PNE MI0GRG MEADOWLARK KB2UZM VE3IID WA5PFJ KA2DDX OM3SX WB4EDB W3LR WA5PFJ W1SFR K8TEZ ORIOLE OV1CDX W3LR VE3IID OV1CDX W3LR AE3S REDWING W3LR W2PNE N1DS WB4EDB VE3IID N4LQ MI0GRG ROBIN W1SFR K3ONW WB4EDB VE3IID N1DS SAPSUCKER KA3SJK KA3SJK WA5PFJ KA3SJK KB2UZM ZF2LC KA3SJK W2PNE WA2WMR KD0V: Blue Bird: KB9DFE, K4ALE, KB3SWU, K4ALE, KB9DFE, WB0KRI, VA7DER, KB9DFE CARDINAL: KC7XH, KA9EYF, VA7DER, KB9DFE, WB0KRI, N3RSD, K4ALE, KC7XH CHICKADEE: KC7XH, KC7XH, WB0KRI, KC7XH, WB0KRI, AA7EE, VA7DER, AA7EE, KA9EYF GOLD FINCH: KK4GL, W7OZJ, K4ALE, KB4DFE, KA9EYF, WB0KRI, N3RSD, KC7XH, KC7XH HERON: KC7XH, AA7EE, VA7DER, W7OZJ, N3RSD INDIGOBUNTING WB0KRI, N3RSD, VA7DER, WB0KRI, KK4GL, W7OZJ, WB0VQG,KB3WSU, N3RSD, K7QAT, WB0KRI, N3RSD, KK4GL MEADOW LARK: WB4MJ, KA9EYF, K4ALE, KB9DFE, W7OZJ, WZ4L, WZ4L, VA7DER, VA7DER, K5KS ORIOLE: W7OZJ VA7DER WB0KRI W7OZJ K4ALE AA7EE RED WING: VA7DER, K4ALE, KB9DFE, WZ4L, WB0KRI, N3RSD, KK4GL ROBIN: VA7DER, W7OZJ, KB9DFE, WB0KRI, N3RSD SAPSUCKER: K5KS AA7EE W8PWQ K5KS KB3WSU, KC7XH, K5KS, K4ALE, VA7DER BLUE JAY: WB0KRI, WZ4L, KB3SWU, K4ALE, W7OZJ, AA7EE, KA9EYF PA5LR: BLUEBIRD OM3TBG DL0IS DL7UXG/P OE7PMI OM3TBG OE7PMI M0TRN DL0IS BLUEJAY OK2BBR DL0IS DL7UXG/P OE7PMI SP1JXJ DL5ANE DK4YF CARDINAL DL2FCN DL5ANE M0TRN DL0IS OE7PMI IZ3NWT GW0TAU DL5ANE CHICKADEE DL2FCN G3VWH IZ3NWT IQ2CJ G0GKH GW0TAU DL5ANE DL5ANE DL5ANE GOLDFINCH OM3TBG OE7PMI DL5ANE DL5ANE F5TZN IZ3NWT IZ3NWT IQ2CJ G3VWH HERON OK1HEH OK1HEH OK2BBR OE7PMI F5TZN INDIGOBUNTING DL0IS F5TZN DL7UXG/P DL0IS OM3TBG OM3TBG OK2BBR GW0TAU DL5ANE IZ3NWT I1QII DL5ANE DL7UXG/P MEADOWLARK OE7PMI OK1HEH 9A2X DL7UXG/P OM3TBG IZ3NWT DL7UXG/P 9A2X OK2BBR G0GKH ORIOLE OK2BBR G4WRU I1QII OK2BBR DL7UXG/P HA5AEK REDWING G4WRU HA5AEK DL2FCN IZ3NWT I1QII G4NCU DL7UXG/P ROBIN G0SZR OK1HEH OK2BBR I1QII G4NCU SAPSUCKER SP1JXJ DL1BAZ SP1JXJ SP1JXJ GW0TAU G3MCK DK4YF OE3KAB G0SZR KC9SNC: BLUEBIRD: AB8EL, AB8EL, K9UCX, AB8EL, W2BPI, W2BPI, KC9ERZ, K5HDX BLUEJAY: W8PBO, KA2MLH, K9UJ, AE0P, K0JVX, AA8MI, K3MGY CARDINAL: K9JDC, AA8MI, KC9ERZ, K5HDX, AA8MI, K3ONW, AE0P, N9LL CHICKADEE: K9OSC, K5HDX, N3IK, K9UCX, K0JVX, KA2MLH, K9JDC, KC9ERZ, N2ESE GOLDFINCH: K3MGY, K3ONW, N9LL, W9DLN, K9FW, N3IK, K8WSN, KC0M, K5HDX HERON: KA2MLH, N2ESE, N8ER, K9OSC, K9UQN INDIGOBUNTING VE3RIA, N1KW, W9DLN, VE3RIA, W9ELG, VE3OU, W9EBE, K9UQN, N2ESE, K9UT, W2BPI, N3IK, W9GPP MEADOWLARK: AA8MI, N8ER, KA4WQO, WA8VTD, W3OKC, K3ONW, W8VLN, KA9GXZ, N8ER, K3MGY ORIOLE: W8PBO, VE3RIA, W8KI, W9OES, W8YML, NS7E REDWING: VE3RIA, VE3FUJ, WA8VTD, K8WSN, W8KI, N8ER, KA9GXZ ROBIN: W9ERW, WD8OCV, WB9CTP, AA8MI, N9LL SAPSUCKER: K5KS, KA9ZAP, AE0P, K8WSN, K9UT, KC8TX, K3ONW, VE3OU, W9ERW K3WWP: BLUEBIRD AB1QP CT8/DL1CW WN9U VE3TMH AB1QP VE3PVI KG4PRK CTI/DL1CW BLUEJAY WB8SJE CT8/DL1CW WN9U VE3TMH K1NAJ K4ALE K9UIY CARDINAL CT8/DL1CW K4ALE KG4PRK CT8/DL1CW VE3PVI WN9U K1NAJ K4ALE CHICKADEE CT8/DL1CW VE3TMH K9UIY CT8/DL1CW KG4PRK K1NAJ WD9F K4ALE K4ALE GOLDFINCH KG4PRK W8EEO K4ALE WD9F WD9F K9UIY WN9U CT8/DL1CW VE3TMH HERON HA9RT VE3PVI WX4RM W8EEO K1NAJ INDIGOBUNTING VE3IID K1NAJ KD8CVS VE3IID KG4PRK W4OGZ WB8SJE W8AJU NG1P CT8/DL1CW AA2ID NG1P NG1P MEADOWLARK VE3TMH VE3PVI AB1QP KD8CVS W4OGZ WN9U KA8LLE AB1QP WX4RM KG4PRK ORIOLE CO6RD CO6RD AA2ID K9OZ KA8LLE KA8LLE REDWING CO6RD KA8LLE W4DUG WN9U VE3IID N8XMS NG1P ROBIN HA9RT CO6RD W9PB VE3IID N8XMS SAPSUCKER WB8SJE K8AZT KG4PRK WB8SJE W8AJU KD8CVS KG4PRK WB8SJE HA9RT N8XMS: BLUEBIRD = DL4ZBY, DL4ZBY, IK4WKU, S555E, DL4ZBY, N8LI, W5ZR, DL4ZBY BLUEJAY = EA6NB, DL4ZBY, IK4WKU, S555E, KJ4ZM, AJ4LE, DL4ZBY CARDINAL = HB9CVQ, AJ4LE, W5ZR, DL4ZBY, N8LI, N8LI, K4EAY, N8LI CHICKADEE = HB9CVQ, HA3NU, IK4WKU, WA3CKA, IK4WKU, K4EAY, K9JDC, AJ4LE, AJ4LE GOLDFINCH = 6Y5/G4BUO, ON6VL, N8LI, K9JDC, WA1HFF, IK4WKU, ON6VL, WA3CKA, HA3NU HERON = HB9CVQ, K4EAY, KA2REY, ON6VL, ON6VL INDIGOBUNTING W5IQS HA3NU K1DW W5IQS N0BLG K3ONW EA6NB HA3NU HA3NU CT1ILT K8QI EA6NB N0BLG MEADOWLARK = KJ4ZM, K4EAY, HA3NU, EH7FDS, K3ONW, W5IQS, ON6VL, HA3NU, GR100MGY, IK4WKU ORIOLE = 6Y5/G4BUO, KA2REY, K8QI, 6Y5/G4BUO, ON6VL, EA6NB REDWING = GR100MGY, EA6NB, K1DW, W5IQS, CT1ILT, K3ONW, 6Y5/G4BUO ROBIN = 6H6IARU, K2MMO, HB9CVQ, CT1ILT, K3ONW SAPSUCKER = S555E, EA6NB, KM5PS, S555E, HA3NU, K9JDC, IK4WKU, KA2REY, 6H6IARU K1IEE: BLUEBIRD N2ATB DL1DGS EU3AR W1ESE VO1BB IZ7CT RA1TV VK2DX BLUEJAY N2ATB I1YRL EA6UN W1ESE WY4J HA5AWT MM0SYX CARDINAL IZ7CT AF4LB RA1TV VK2DX IZ7CT EA6UN JA3MIX I1YRL CHICKADEE IZ7CT HA5AWT F5IN WC7S VK2DX AF4LB SM4DDE EA6UN AE0P GOLDFINCH MM0GYX K4OSO DL1DGS SM4DDE F5IN I2TAO RN0SZ WC7S 7Z1HL HERON HA5AWT EA6UN I1YRL K4OSO RN0SZ INDIGOBUNTING F5IN N4PLK SM4DDE I1YRL MM0GYX K4OSO VO1BB SU1SK UT7NY RA1TV I1YRL N4PLK DL1DGS MEADOWLARK MM0GYX EU3AR HA5AWT SM4DDE IK2CIO W1ESE 7Z1HL RA1TV RA9MP SU1SK ORIOLE I2TAO ED1URV JA3MIX IK2CIO 7Z1HL EU3AR REDWING RA9MP AE0P F8DGY W1ESE JA3MIX UT7NY DL1DGS ROBIN I1YRL K4OSO VO1BB I2TAO EA6UN SAPSUCKER W1ESE JA3MIX AE0P W1ESE EU3AR IK2CIO VK2DX RU3EG ED1URV W2JEK: BLUEBIRD- TM9HBA, EW7LO, UA1CE, EA3DD, TM9HBA, LZ1QI, CR6IARU, N3DG/2. BLUEJAY- UY5BA, CT8/DL5AXX, UY5BA, E74WN, HR5/F2JD, OK3AA, UY5BA. CARDINAL- CT8/DL1CW, UY5BA, CM2IR, EA3DD, IK3SND, N3DG/2, CT8/DL5AXX, CT8/DL1CW. CHICKADEE- KM1CC, TM9HBA, CM2IR, CR6IARU, KM1CC, UA1CE, HR5/F2JD, OM3SEM, EW7LO. GOLDFINCH- N3DG/2, HA6OA, CO6LP, EA3DD, F5IN, IK3SND, E74WN, KM1CC, HA6OA HERON- HR5/F2JD, UA1CE, CR6IARU, OK3AA, IK3SND INDIGOBUNTING F5IN F5IN N3DG/2 CM2IR N3DG/2 EW7LO UY7BA UA1CE F5NBX SM4OTI SM4OTI IK3SND, LZ1437MGS MEADOWLARK- KM1CC, UA1CE, OK3AA, EA3DD, HA6OA, E74WN, CO6LP, 6W/F8ATS, CO6RD, S57KW. ORIOLE- SM4OTI, CO6RD, CR6IARU, CO6LP, LZ1QI, OM3SEM. REDWING- CM2IR, EW7LO, EA3DD, EW7LO, F5IN, F5NBX, LZ1437MGS. ROBIN- CR6IARU, OM3SEM, F5NBX, KP4QI, E74WN. SAPSUCKER- S52ZW, HA6OA, KP4QI, IK3SND, CR6IARU, CM2IR, S57KW, EA3DD, HR5/F2JD Above get a certificate and Participation Point for making all words. Below get a Participation Point for making fewer than all words. VE3FUJ: BLUEBIRD: AB7LK, AB7LK, K2UPI, KC9ERZ, KB2AMF, K2UPI, KA8YRV, AV0DK BLUEJAY: W3BI, K1LKP, WN9U, N1GKE, K9JDC, AB7LK, KA8YRV CARDINAL: K9JDC, AV0DK, KC9ERZ, K9JDC, K3VIG, K8FN, KA2OWZ, N2NAL CHICKADEE: KC9ERZ, N3HAM, N2EI, N2CJO, AB7LK, KA3SJK, W3DG, N2EI, VE3ROY GOLDFINCH: K3VIG, KA2OWZ, W7CNL, WB4EDB, K8FN, W3BI, N1GKE, W7CNL, W3HGT HERON: N3HAM, VE3SO, VE3ROY, N2CJO, N2CJO INDIGOBUNTING K2UPI, N2EI, AV0DK, K3VIG, N1GKE, VE3ROY, WB4EDB, K2UPI, N2NAL, W3HGT, N2EI, N2NAL, W3DG MEADOWLARK: KB2AMF, W2PNE, KA8YRV, K9JDC, VE3SO, KA2OWZ, AB7LK, KB2AMF, W1SFR, AV0DK NU7T: BLUEBIRD - JD1BMH AB7LK N5UL XE2AI JD1BMH K8AAI K0FRP WD7Y CARDINAL - VC3V XE2AI K0FRP WD9F K8AAI N5UL KA7ZAP ZF2LC CHICKADEE - VC3V JD1BMH XE2AI ZF2LC FK8DD KA7ZAP KF7MD W9JEF W9JEF HERON - JD1BMH XE2AI NT7R OV3X N7OC ROBIN - NT7R OV3X AB7LK XE2AI N7OC WB0QQT: BLUEBIRD - W0FBI/7, W4LVP, NA7US, KE7GKM, W0FBI/7, W0FBI/7, KF8R, K0RDS BLUEJAY - KB3WSU, W4LVP, NA7US, KE7GKM, WB5OJJ, AC0SX, K4EAYSoapbox:
PA5LR - A lot of I's this time, but the QSO with I1QII was very helpful ;-)
K3WWP - Well, at least I didn't take it down to the very last day as I did in March. I did have the challenge completed around the 20th save for one last very elusive O. It took another 8 days to get that single O. Finally I caught K9OZ calling CQ and worked him to finish up. These challenges are really somewhat challenging when you don't get all that much air time. Basically I get about a half-hour per day in the evening - just long enough to get my streak QSO for the day. That's been pretty much it lately. There's still a lot of work to do with the club even though some of the tasks have been handed off to some very able and willing helpers. Next month may be really challenging if I don't change my schedule. It will be rough getting those western call areas during the time I get to operate. However if I am able to get on at the right times, it should be fairly easy - we'll see what transpires.
N8XMS - After being skunked in our challenges the last two months I was really determined to complete this one but the schedule that my daughter's wedding produced didn't make it easy! (Take a look at newsletter #165 for a ham radio related report about the wedding.) Even a spare 10 or 15 minutes was often used to quickly tune across the bands to look for needed letters. That's why many of my letters came from quick 30-second "599.599" kinds of QSOs with DX stations. Generally speaking I always prefer a nice conversation but sometimes "yah just do what yah gotta do!" - 73
K1IEE - The letter B brought me to the last minute and finally I found VO1BB. During the month I observed a Bluejay, Chickadee, Goldfinch, Redwing, Robin and a Sapsucker. Had a fun time. 73 Dick
VE3FUJ - Again it was most challenging and enjoyable. By abt mid month I only needed 2 o's and 2 i's, and wouldn't you know I got my o's, but didn't manage to get my i's, so I had to post my score with 2 missing words. Time travel capability would have been nice. Thanks to all who had a hand in putting all this together, and to all the op's behind the contacts that I made Brion 3011
WB0QQT - Well 2 words doesn't look like much but what the heck........I tried. I just wanted to submit my entry to let you know even though I don't place very high in the challenges due to time restraints I still enjoy them and made 18 QSO's for the month. All in all it was fun! Keep up the FB work John..........I appreciate it. 72's........Steve
W2JEK - IT WAS A LOT OF FUN COLLECTING THE LETTERS. USED MY YAESU FT-840 WITH WIRE ANTENNAS AND STRAIGHT KEY. 72 AND 73 DON YOUNGER W2JEK # 1135
This is a month when migrating birds return and those that live in the woods during winter return to cities and towns, so..... Yes, you guessed right. This month to master the challenge, you make bird species names.
NOTE: The rule stating a letter in a call can only be used twice was accidentally omitted from this page originally, but the rule is still in effect for this and all alphabet challenges.
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 QSOs allowed.
For reference the following 22 letters are contained in the challenge:
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 QSOs 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.
A certificate and Participation Point go to everyone who makes all 12 names and submits their results before the deadline.
A Participation Point goes to everyone who makes at least 1, but not all 12 names and submits their results before the deadline.
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.