The NAQCC Nov 2012 Challenge
Station: Word - Calls used K9OSC: THANKSGIVING - WB9CTP WB0GKH CO6YAC K1NVY WB0GKH VE3SO WB0GKH W1IDL K1NVY W1IDL K1HTN WB0GKH PRISCILLA MULLINS - WB9CTP W0RW/PM WB7NZI VE3SO WB9CTP WI5C N4PLK N4PLK CO6YAC N7KM NU5X W1IDL W1IDL WI5C K1NVY W3FSA TURKEY - WB9TCP NU5X W0RW/PM WB0GKH W0EB K1NVY MILES STANDISH - N7KM WB7NZI N9LL W0EB W3FSA WA2SON K8TEZ WA8PGE K1HTN W1IDL N4OI WA2SON WB0GKH PLYMOUTH ROCK - WB9CTP N9LL K1NVY WD8MHT CO6YAC WA2USA K8TEZ K1HTN WB8APR C06YAC WB9CTP K1NVY JOHN ALDEN - W9JK/0 VE3SO K1HTN N4PLK WA8PGE N9LL W1IDL K8TEZ N4PLK MAYFLOWER - WD8MHT WA2SON CO6YAC KK4HCF N9LL VE3SO WB0GKH K8TEZ WB8APR W9UX: THANKSGIVING - F5NTV W1HQ WA2USA/P N5GW W4PKU OE5CSP N5GW IK2SND F5NTV OK1DIG N5GW N5GW PRISCILLA MULLINS - W4PKU W0RW IS0GQX OE5CSP OE5CSP IS0GQX LY2IJ LY2IJ EA8CN PJ2/DF9MV W4PKU DL50LINDAU DL50LINDAU OK1DIG EA8CN IS0GQX TURKEY - F5NTV W4PKU W0RW W4PKU LZ3QE KD2OY MILES STANDISH - PJ2/DF9MV LY2IJ KB3LGO LZ3QE IS0GQX F5SDH F3AT F3AT EA8CN F5SDH LY2IJ F5SDH W1HQ PLYMOUTH ROCK - W4PKU KB3LGO KD2OY KM4CU OE5CSP WA2USA/P F3AT F5SDH N1RHY OE5CSP OE5CSP KJ4BJ JOHN ALDEN - LY2IJ KB3LGO F5SDH F5NTV F3AT LZ3QE F5SDH OE5CSP F5NTV MAYFLOWER - KM4CU EA8CN N1RHY F5NTV LZ3QE KB3LGO W4PKU OE5CSP N1RHY KR9Z: THANKSGIVING - NT8P K9HHY ACOAF NT8P KS4GY KS4GY KB9ILT NT8P KS4GY PRICILLA MULLINS - NT8P W5ZR KL7IDA KS4GY AC0AF KL7IDA KS4GY AC0AF WA8JNM KO1U K0LUW K0LUW W0INS KC4KNN WA9NPS TURKEY - NT8P KO1U W5ZR KS4GY K1EDG KS4GY MILES STANDISH - WA8JNM W0INS AE0SL K1EDG WA9NPS AE0SL KB9ILT AC0AF KC4KNN K1EDG K6III AE0SL K9HHY PLYMOUTH ROCK - NT8P AE0SL KS4GY AB0MO KO1U K3CUJ KB9ILT K9HHY W1RET KO1U AC0AF KC4KNN JOHN ALDEN - WA8JNM AB0MO K9HHY KC4KNN AC0AF KL7IDA K1EDG AE0SL KC4KNN MAYFLOWER - AB0MO WA8JNM K9HHY AC0AF KL7IDA AB0MO WA8JNM AE0SL W1RET K3WWP: THANKSGIVING - WA9JTU WY3H WB9GAA N2ESE K9IL N2ESE WB9GAA K9IL KD0V K9IL N2ESE WB9GAA PRISCILLA MULLINS - W4ELP K5ZRK YV5IUA N2ESE NY3EC YV5IVA W4ELP W4ELP WB9GAA PJ2/DF9MV SQ5JUP K9IL K9IL KB9ILT NY3EC SQ5JUP TURKEY - WA9JTU SQ5JUP K5ZRK K9IL W4ELP NY3EC MILES STANDISH - PJ2/DF9MV KB9ILT K0JL W4ELP SQ5JUP WS8K KB9ILT WB9GAA NY3EC KD0V N2JI WS8K WY3H PLYMOUTH ROCK - W4ELP K0JL NY3EC K8JPM KB9O WA9JTU KB9ILT YV5/HK1AR YV5/HK1AR KB9O NY3EC K5ZRK JOHN ALDEN - WA1YNJ KA3OCS YV5/HK1AR NK6A WB9GAA KB9ILT KD0V N2ESE NK6A MAYFLOWER - K8JPM NK6A WA1YNJ WD9F KB9ILT KA3OCS W4ELP N2ESE YV5/HK1AR WN0WWY: THANKSGIVING - AE7UT K0RHK KA4AXF NM3B K0RHK WI0S WB5PG WI0S KD5VRK WI0S NM3B WB5PG PRISCILLA MULLINS - WB5PG K0RHK NI9Y WI0S K3CUJ NI9Y KO8L K08L K4AXF NM3B K3CUJ N9HAL N9HAL K0IMI NK8O K7NSW TURKEY - AE7UT K3CUJ K0RHK K0RHK AE7UT K3DY MILES STANDISH - NM3B K0IMI W9CL AE7UT K7NSW K7CHS WA4MXT AE7UT NK8O KD5OHW K0IMI K7CHS K0RHK PLYMOUTH ROCK - WB5PG KB9ILT NI9Y WA4MXT KO8L WB6UBK WA4MXT KD5OHW KD5VRK KO8L K3CUJ K0RHK JOHN ALDEN - K7FJ KD5OHW KD5OHW N9HAL N9HAL KB9ILT KD5OHW K8EHE N9HAL MAYFLOWER - WA4MXT AE7UT K3DY K4AXF W9CL KD5OHW WB5PG K8EHE KD5VRK KD0V: THANKSGIVING - W9ATB W1YH W9ATB N3DWS KC0BYE N3DWS WB9GAA WB8GIL VE3WDM WB8BIL N3DWS WB9GAA PRISCILLA MULLINS - K3WWP AA0RQ WB2IVJ N3DWS KC0BYE WB2IVJ K0MLF K0MLF WB9GAA K0MLF K8UK WB8BIL WB8BIL K8JTI NN0D W3ESE TURKEY - W9ATB K8UV AA0RQ KC0BYE KC0BYE KC0BYE MILES STANDISH - VE3WDM K8JIT KD5ZLB KC0BYE W3ESE N2ESE KD0EKT W9ATB NN0D KX9DX WB0KRI N2ESE W1YH PLYMOUTH ROCK - K3WWP KD5ZLB KC0BYE K0MLF W4MOW KG4TUY KD0EKT WB2DKH KC7HCR W4MOW KC0BYE KC9WJK JOHN ALDEN - KC9WJK ON7LB WB2DKH NN0D WB9GAA N4PLK KX9DX VE3WDM NN0D MAYFLOWER - VE3WDM WB9GAA W1HY K0MLF N4PLK ON7LB W9ATB VE3WDM KC7HCR KC9SNC: THANKSGIVING - AB2ZT K8EHE AA9MU N0JTE K0JVX KA9S K9GHD KB9ILT K0JVX N3IGX N3IGX KB4GYT PRISCILLA MULLINS - AC5P K9VJR W2BPI VE3SO AC5P W3DWI KB9ILT N9LL AA9MU AA9MU AA9MU N9LL W3LN W8IX N4YG W9OES TURKEY - KB4GYT NU5X KC9ERZ K0ZXQ K8EHE KB3AAY MILES STANDISH - K8MP WA3I W9LHG K8EHE KA9S VE3SO KB9ILT AB2ZT N9LL K9GHD KB9ILT W9OES K9GHD PLYMOUTH ROCK - K8MP W9QKL KB4GYT W5BM N9ODY VE3FUJ N0JTE W9LHG N9PR VE3OU KC9ERZ K8EHE JOHN ALDEN - K0JVX VE3SO WD8BAH N9ODY AC5P KB9ILT KB5KPD KC9ERZ N9PR MAYFLOWER - WB9AKM KA9S N4YG NA9F N9LL W9OES KC9WEA KC9WEA W8ER KB1PBA: THANKSGIVING - WS0TA HC2AC EA5AR NM5S SM6CWK NM5S G0PEB/P K4BAI W4ZV K4BAI NM5S G0PEB/P PRISCILLA MULLINS - G0PEB/P W6RO W3BI NM5S WC7S W3BI WH6LE WH6LE EA5AR SM6CWK NU5X K0LWV K0LWV HI3DX KP2/NQ6N WA2USA/P TURKEY - W4IT WA2USA/P EA5AR SM6CWK EA5AR F5PHY MILES STANDISH - SM6CWK N1IX KB3LGO G0PEB/P WA2USA/P WS0TA W4IT EA5AR KP2/NQ6N DJ6ZM N1IX WS0TA F5PHY PLYMOUTH ROCK - G0PEB/P KB3LGO F5PHY NM5S W6RO WA2USA/P WS0TA HC2AC OK4RQ OK4RQ SM6CWK K4AXF JOHN ALDEN - DJ6ZM OK4RQ F5PHY KP2/NQ6N K4AXF K1ATL DJ6ZM G0PEB/P KP2/NQ6N MAYFLOWER - NM5S EA5AR K8NY K4AXF K1ATL W6RO W4ZV EA5AR EA5AR N8XMS: THANKSGIVING- IK3VUT PA4VHF PA4VHF N9FGC GW3KDB W1SFR GW3KDB IK3VUT PA4VHF IK3VUT N9FGC GW3KDB PRISCILLA MULLINS - PA4VHF K4BRA PY2TIM W1SFR N9FGC PY2TIM LY2MM LY2MM AB8AV PY2TIM IK3VUT CT9/DL5AXX CT9/DL5AXX I5QNJ NA6Y/4 KC2SIZ TURKEY - IK3VUT IK3VUT W1SFR IK3VUT XE2X LY5A MILES STANDISH - PY2TIM KC2SIZ W0CML EA6UN KC2SIZ W0SJS KT5E AB8AV NA6Y/4 GW3KDB KC2SIZ W0SJS HB9CVQ PLYMOUTH ROCK - PA4VHF W0CML PY2TIM KM4CU AJ4OO EA6UN KT5E HB9CVQ K4BRA AJ4OO N9FGC GW3KDB JOHN ALDEN - KJ6Y KA8WOG PA4VHF EA6UN EA6UN LY5A GW3KDB XE2X EA6UN MAYFLOWER - KM4CU AB8AV LY5A N9FGC LY5A KA8WOG KA8WOG EA6UN W1SFR K1IEE: THANKSGIVING - N0TU WB9ICH EA5DTX EW3LN SM5CAK WC7S K1LGQ F5IEP VO2NS WB9ICH N0TU K1LGQ PRISCILLA MULLINS - F5IEP DL2XR F5IN WC7S WC7S F5IEP DL2XR EW3LN EA5DTX EW2MA N0TU EW3LN LY2SA WB9ICH VO2NS LY2SA TURKEY - EA5DTX N0TU CO2FR K1LGQ F5IEP LY2SA MILES STANDISH - EW2MA F6IRG DL2XR F5IEP VO2NS VO2NS N0TU EW2MA EW3LN DL2XR F6IRG LY2SA WB9ICH PLYMOUTH ROCK - F5IEP K1LGQ LY2SA WB8VMW VO2NS K1GRU EA5DTX HA8TP DL2XR CO7FR WC7S K1LGQ JOHN ALDEN - YL2BJ CO2FR HA8TP VO2NS LYSA K1LGQ DL2XP EW3LN F5IN MAYFLOWER - WB8VMW LY2SA YL2BJ F5IEP LY2SA VO2NS WC7S EA5DTX CO2FR K1YAN: THANKSGIVING- K1TH K1TH AA1C N1WPU K1TH TG9/KF5LSG TG9/KF5LSG W4MIX DF4MV W4MIX N1WPU TG9/KF5LSG PRISCILLA MULLINS - N1WPU WA4LIR WA2GEI TG9/KF5LSG AA1C WA2GEI KB3LNP KB3LNP AA1C W4MIX N1WPU TG9/KF5LSG TG9/KF5LSG WA4LIR KB3LNP GM3CFS TURKEY - K1TH N1WPU WA4LIR K1TH AA3EJ NY3EC MILES STANDISH - W4MIX VE2PID WA4LIR K2DEP GM3CFS K5SGE TG9/KF5LSG AA1C W3BNO K2DEP VE2PID K5SGE K1TH PLYMOUTH ROCK - N1WPU WA4LIR KB3AAY GM3CFS W3BNO KM4CU TG9/KF5LSG WA1HFF K3SRO W3BNO AA1C K2DEP JOHN ALDEN - AA3EJ OK7FL WA1HFF KB3LNP AA1C OK7FL K2DEP AA3EJ W3BNO MAYFLOWER - GM3CFS WA1HFF NY3EC WA1HFF OK7FL OK7FL N1WPU K2DEP K3SRO KH6OZ: THANKSGIVING - K2HT KG9HV AK9A WN4AT KG9HV JG8SOX KG9HV KA0SIX KG9HV KA0SIX WN4AT KG9HV PRICILLA MULLINS - N3PDT N5URL K6III K3CUJ K6III AE0SL AE0SL AK9A W0WM KO1U KA3LOC KA3LOC K6III WA6NEA JG8SOX TURKEY - K2HT KO1U W5ZR KG9HV WA6NEA KK7YJ MILES STANDISH - W0MRZ K6III N3LFC AE0SL W0SZV W0SZV WN4AT K9AAA WA6NEA AC6KD K6III AE0SL K2HT PLYMOUTH ROCK - N3PDT N5URL KK7YJ W0WM JG8SOX K3CUJ WN4AT K2HT W5ZR JG8SOX K3CUJ AK9A JOHN ALDEN - K3CUJ KO1U KG9HV N5URL AK9A N3LFC AC6KD WA6NEA N5URL MAYFLOWER - W0MRZ AK9A JA1YNE W4FOA N5URL KO1U W0SZV AE0SL N5URL PA5LR: THANKSGIVING- F3ET OK1ZJH PA3ECJ GW4DWN OK1ZJH IK2SAE GW4DWN IK2SAE TM7VG IK2SAE GW4DWN GW4DWN PRISCILLA MULLINS - PA3ECJ RA2FF IZ8RSO IK2SAE PA3ECJ IZ8RSO LY150M LY150M PA3ECJ LY150M UA3AMY DL4ISX DL4ISX IZ4PHG IZ2MGN OK1GS TURKEY - F3ET UA3AMY RA2FF OK1ZJH PA3ECJ LY150M MILES STANDISH - LY150M IZ4PHG DL0MFH PA3ECJ OK1GS IZ8RSO TM7VG IK2SAE IZ2MGN GW4DWN DL4ISX IZ8RSO OK1ZJH PLYMOUTH ROCK - PA3ECJ DL0MFH LY150M R1812MB OK1ZJH IK1UGX TM7VG IZ4PHG R1812MB OK1ZJH PA3ECJ IK2SAE JOHN ALDEN - PA3ECJ OK1GS IZ4PHG G4AON IK2SAE LA5AD GW4DWN IK2SAE G4AON MAYFLOWER - R1812MB RA2FF OE3WYC/P RA2FF LA5AD OK1GS GW4DWN IK2SAE R1812MB PA7PYR: THANKSGIVING - TF4X F5UBH OM/HA6PJ G3KNU G3KNU SM0BSO DJ2RG IH9R HA5LV IH9R G3KNU DJ2RG PRISCILLA MULLINS - OM/HA6PJ IH9R ZC4LI SM0BSO ZC4LI ZC4LI ZC4LI ZC4LI OM/HA6PJ OM/HA6PJ F5UBH DL6AP DL6AP UW4I 9A202N SM0BSO TURKEY - TF4X F5UBH IH9R G3KNU EW7LO OY1CT MILES STANDISH - OM/HA6PJ UW4I EW7LO EW7LO SM0BSO SP6OJE OY1CT HA5MA 9A202N DL6AP IZ4DYX SP6OJE F5UBH PLYMOUTH ROCK - OM/HA6PJ EW7LO OY1CT HA5MA OM/HA6PJ UW4I OY1CT OM/HA6PJ DJ2RG OM/HA6PJ ZC4LI PA0GKO JOHN ALDEN - OM/HA6PJ EW7LO OM/HA6PJ PD3RWN HA5MA HA5LV DL6AP SP6OJE PD3RWN MAYFLOWER - HA5MA HA5MA IZ4DYX F5UBH HA5LV EW7LO EW7LO SP6OJE DJ2RGAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
VE3FUJ: PRISCILLA - W2BPI N4KER W1IDL VE7DSN KC9SNC W9IDL K2BLC K2BLC K4EAY MAYFLOWER - KC2KME NA0Z AB9AY K1MBF W1IDL W3BNO W2BPI K4EAY W2ZRA W2JEK: THANKSGIVING - DL5ANT HK1NA DL5ANT DL5ANT C6AKQ FS/K9EL FG5FR RI1FJ V44KAI RI1FJ NP4FW FG5FR PRISCILLA MULLINS - W8PBO FG5FR WA4AIM YL2SM CM8CD V44KAI 6W/UN7LZ YL2SM C6AXY CM8CAD PJ4/KU8E FM/KL7WA HC2SL WA4AIM HK1NA KP4MS TURKEY - W2TOM C6AUM FG5FR VK2KM PJ4/KU8E C6AXY PLYMOUTH ROCK - PJ4/KU8E FS/K9EL YL2SM YL2SM W8PBO C6AUM DL5ANT HK1NA RI1FJ W8PBO C6AXY VK2KM JOHN ALDEN - PJ4/KU8E W2TOM HC2SL G0NXA G0NXA YL2SM DL5ANT FS/K9EL FG8NY MAYFLOWER - WA4AIM WA4AIM C6AXY RI1FJ 6W/UN7LZ W2TOM FM/KL7WA PJ4/KU8E RI1FJSoapbox:
K9OSC: Another fun Challenge and more new 2xQRP QSO's. Look forward to the next Challenge.
W9UX: I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. 72, Terry
K3WWP: Took some 3-4 days to get the final M to complete the challenge. Seems like there is always one stubborn letter in every alphabet challenge. But I guess that is why they are called challenges. If they were too easy, what would we call them - CINCHES, PIECES OF CAKE, EASIES? I just love these alphabet challenges, and I'm delighted Tom WY3H 'invented' them for the NAQCC.
WN0WWY: This is my first challenge and it was enjoyable. "N" was the first letter logged and the last "S" was the last letter to be logged. You wouldn't think an "S" would be last letter to finish the list. The propagation gods deemed it so.... Hope to do more in the follwing months. Thanks Dale
KD0V: John had a problem with "M". My problem letter this month was "I". 30 QSO's and 7 days between my last two "I's". It took 72 QRP QSO's this time. What was really surprising was over half of them were 2 way QRP. There are so many stations operating QRP now, as compared to a year ago. They were all over the bands not just on the QRP calling frequencies. I am looking forward to the End of the World Challenge in December.
KB1PBA: I thought for sure dear Priscilla was out to get me. I had completed the task but for the eight Ls. I can't count the times that an L bearing call refused to acknowledge my frantic reply to his CQ or the number of times a really strong L just went QRT after an interesting QSO with another ham! But persistence paid off. Great fun!
N8XMS: As always, this was a lot of fun. It took me a long time to track down all of the L's that I needed. I guess that was appropriate as we approach the season of NOEL! (Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun!) Happy Holidays to everybody. 73, Paul - N8XMS
K1IEE: Another great challenge. Hard to believe the year is passing. Hope its not the last one and we all have a chance to make the 2 contacts per day in December. Thanks to all 73 Dick
K1YAN: That last Y was tough to come by, but dumb luck prevailed. Had the rig on low in the background while on the internet and KB3AAY showed up on frequency. Happy holidays to all and to all good DX.
KH6OZ: Its been a while since I've done a challenge. The XYL was gone almost the whole month which gave me lots of time to work on the challenge. Finished just in time, 73s
VE3FUJ: Again this month I wasn't able to find enough time to complete the Challenge. Should improve as the snow starts to pile up and the temp drops. Looking forward to that, and the mW Sprint in December. Brion 3011
W2JEK: MISSED MILES STANDISH. THOUGHT I HAD ENOUGH LETTER "I'S" BUT FELL SHORT. HAD ALL THE OTHERS. WAS FUN ANY WAY. 72 AND 73 DON YOUNGER W2JEK # 1135
PA7PYR: Nice challenge.Almost all on 30m with my FT817 and home made Hy endfet antenna ,one qso with my pixie 250mW on 80m (PA0GKO). Tnx and all the best in the next year. Rien PA7PYR
This is the 9th 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.
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 C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V 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 and Participation Point go to everyone making all the words and submitting their report before the deadline.
A Participation Point goes to everyone making at least 1, but not all the words and submitting their report 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 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
Hap - K7HAP
8532 Canterbury Dr.
Annandale, VA 22003
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.