The NAQCC Jul 2012 Challenge
Call - 30 17 12 QSOs - Total QSOs KD0V: 13 7 0 20 K9OSC: 17 3 0 20 PA5LR: 13 6 1 20 K3WWP: 16 4 0 20 W9UX: 9 11 0 20 N8XMS: 10 10 0 20 W2JEK: 16 4 0 20 K1IEE: 16 4 0 20 NU7T: 8 10 2 20 Certificate and Participation Point go to all the above. Participation Point goes to those below. Call - 30 17 12 QSOs - Total QSOs KU4A: 2 0 0 2 K1YAN: 10 2 0 12
KD0V: Interesting challenge. I only heard one station on 12M during the time I was working the challenge. They were extremely weak. 17M was quite active, lots of DX pileups which were impossible for me to break into. 30M was the work horse,especially around 0000Z each day. 73, KD0V
K9OSC: Much more of a challenge this month due to heavy influence of solar storms and flares. But, great fun with 30 meters being the most productive. However, found DX stations on 17 meters which were really fun to work. 73, Bob - K9OSC
PA5LR: Thanks to this challenge I worked my first station on 12 meters, after I had modified my transmatch. But I mainly heard a lot of noise on this band.
K3WWP: This started out to be an easy challenge, then turned a little harder after the CME struck the Earth and messed up the bands. However even with the bands in poor conditions, QRP and CW still work just fine, thank you. Calling CQ on a 'dead' 30 meters often resulted in yet another WARC band QSO and eventually I reached 20 QSOs on the 20th. Most QSOs were from the USA, but I also worked 4X, CM, EA8, HK, and KH6 among the 20. Perhaps now I'll try to get 14 more QSOs on 30 to get another NAQCC 30-30 award.
W9UX: Turned out to be more difficult that I anticipated. 12 meters was a bust. Every time I checked it was dead. 17 and 30 meters were great and QSO's almost evenly split.
N8XMS: It was nice to complete the challenge without coming down to the wire on the last day.
W2JEK: Was a lot of fun but nothing heard on 12m and just a few on 17m due to solar flares.
K1IEE: Got a slow start and thought I would not make 20 due to poor band conditions. Sunday the 29th 17M band was good and allowed me to reach the 20 mark. Excellent challenge to help keep the WARC bands active.
KU4A: Between it being 90 degrees in the shack most of the month, and generally poor condx, didn't even get close on this one. Managed to work a couple guys on 30m on the 25th. That was it. See you in September for ragchews.
K1YAN: Poor bands and a lot of storms were no help. Only 12 QSOs but did manage EW and HC on 17 and FP, CY9 and FG on 30. Nothing heard on 12 at all.
You said you wanted more activities on the WARC bands, so..... This month we challenge you to make QSOs on 30, 17, and 12 meters.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Make 20 QSOs using any combination of 30, 17, and 12 meters using CW, QRP, and any antenna system.
A certificate and Participation Point go to everyone who makes the 20 QSOs and reports their results before the deadline.
A Participation Point goes to everyone who makes at least 1 QSO, but not all 20 QSOs and reports their results before the deadline.
Also don't forget - if you make 30 or more QSOs on 30 during the month you are eligible for our 30-30 award. See the awards section of the web site for details.
Some challenges involve a prize. Check the Prize page in the main section of the webs site for more info.
For your report, simply tell us how the 20 QSOs were divided by bands. If you made more than 20, only list 20, and you can talk about the extra ones in your soapbox comments if you wish.
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 April Challenge
Hap - K7HAP
8532 Canterbury Dr.
Annandale, VA 22003
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.