The NAQCC Feb 2013 Challenge
Call Groundhog Name Calls used K3WWP: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL - WA0ITP KB3ENU KB3ENU PD1DX N0SA KB3ENU WA0ITP WA0ITP WA0ITP KB3ENU KB3ENU WY3H WA0ITP WY3H WA0ITP DL1DGS WIARTON WILLIE - WA0ITP WA0ITP WA0ITP WA8REI WA0ITP KO5Q N0SA WY3H WA8REI DL1DGS K8LKC WA8REI KB3ENU GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE - KA2KGP WA8REI N0SA WA8REI WA8REI WA8REI K8LKC KB3ENU EA4KD WA8REI VE1OU W2ZRA EA4KD KA2KGP N0SA W2ZRA PD1DX KA3WEL E77DX E77DX JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG - N9XSJ W3BI N3HAM N3HAM WY3H K2GTC WY3H KE6QR K2GTC KE6QR KO5Q VE1OU N3HAM PD1DX N3HAM CO8RRM K2GTC SIR WALTER WALLY - N0SA W3BI KE6QR WY3H N0SA KA3WEL K2GTC KE6QR CO8RRM WA8REI KA2KGP K1MLP K1MLP K2HYD K9OSC: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL - KB5KPD KB9UWR W8GND K0JVX W3GIS KB9UWR W3HGT AA9MU W4MQC W8GND WD9DWE K9KY KB5KPD WA7HJV W3GIS WB8VLO WIARTON WILLIE - W4MQC W3GIS WA7HJV KB9UWR W8TY WB8VLO W9ZN W3GIS N4IR WD4LZC WD4LZC N4IR WD9DWE GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE - W3GIS AE0SL W9ZN AE0SL K9RCE AE0SL WB8VLO WB8VLO K9RCE AE0SL AA9MU K9RCE W0EB W3GIS WA7HJV KB9UWR WD9DWE K6ELQ K9RCE W0EB JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG - WA7HJV WA4CXI W4MQC W4MQC K9KY W8TY WA7HJV K8EHE W8GND N4IR WB8VLO AA9MU N4IR WD9DWE K8EHE KE4COH W8GND SIR WALTER WALLY - W3GIS WA4CXI N4IR WD9DWE AD4YB K6ELQ W3HGT K8EHE KB2RAW W3GIS AD4YB AE0SL AE0SL AD4YB N8XMS: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL - NP4G, OE2013U, NP4G, KI4XH, DL9DGS, OE2013U, W8TY, HA9RT, W8TY, NP4G, OE2013U, W8TY, NP4G, HA9RT, IK4VFD, DL1DGS WIARTON WILLIE - W8TY, IK4VFD, UA9UAK/2, HA9RT, W8TY, OE2013U, F5IN, W0RW, IK2CIO, DL1DGS, WH6LE, IK2CIO, OE2013U GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE - DL1DGS, OE2013A, NM5S, OE2013A, HA9RT, UA9UAK/2, WH6LE, YL2BJ, K4EAY, UA9UAK/2, UA9UAK/2, W0RW, K4EAY, DL1DGS, UA9UAK/2, W0RW, IK4VFD, YL2BJ, 6Y5AE, 6Y5AE JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG - KC8JW, IK2CIO, NM5S, NM5S, K4EAY, HA9RT, KI4XH, VE2PID, WA2DRG, WA2DRG, OE2013U, KO1U, F5IN, IK4VFD, HA9RT, IK2CIO, WA2DRG SIR WALTER WALLY - DL1DGS, IK2CIO, WA2DRG, W0RW, HA9RT, YL2BJ, HA9RT, VE2PID, T48RRC, W0RW, K4EAY, IT9LKX, IT9LKX, K4EAY WU1V: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL: WA2PJF K8UMD NG2T K4AXF ZS6JBJ K8UMD NG2T WA2PJF W1OBJ NG2T KB1VEN WA3PTY WA2PJF KH6RF/1 WA8REI K6ELQ WIARTON WILLIE: W1OBJ WA8REI WA2PJF WA8REI NG2T W1OBJ NS1W WA2PJF W8IRT AB8EL AB8EL W8IRT KB1VEN GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE: NG2T KA3WEL KB1VEN KA3WEL WA8REI WA2MDF KA3WEL W1OBJ K1EEE WA2MDF W4UOR W8IRT K1EEE NG2T KA3WEL W8IRT K8UMD KA3WEL K1EEE K1EEE JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG: W1OBJ K2UPI K8UMD K8UMD WB2QMY W8IRT VE3WH K1EEE KN2G W4UOR W1OBJ W4UOR NS1W K8UMD VE3WH VE3SO KN2G SIR WALTER WALLY: ZS6JBJ K2UPI W4UOR WA2PJF KA3WEL K6ELQ W8IRT K1EEE WA2DRG NS1W WA8REI N3FLL N3FLL WB2QMY N9AKF: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL: K3WWP, K1PUG, W8NIC, WA4CXI, KK4CIS, K1PUG, AE3T, WA4CXI, WA4CXI, W8NIC, WA7OET, N5DY K3WWP, W7WHO, KK4CIS, NW8L WIARTON WILLIE: K3WWP, KK4CIS, WA4CXI, K0RDW, AE3T, WA9TOP, N5DY K3WWP, WA4CXI, AE0SL, AE0SL, WA4CXI, AE3T GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE: KK0G, WATOET, N5DY, AE3T, AC0SR, AE3T, KB0JUL KB0JUL, AE0SL, AE3T, KB0JUL, AC0SR, N2EEX, KK0G, WA9TOP, KD6NRP, K0RDW KB0JUL, N2EEX, N2EEX JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG: KB0JUL, W8NIC, W3AMF, W3AMF, N5DY WT2W, K3HZP/9, N2EEX K7DCG, K0RDW, WA9TOP, KB0JUL, NI9Y, K0RDW, K3HZP/9, WA7OET, K7DCG SIR WALTER WALLY: KK4CIS, W8NIC, KD6NRP K3WWP, WA9TOP, NW8L, WT2W, AE0SL, W4RPS K3WWP, WA7OET, W4ELP, W4ELP, NI9Y KR9Z: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL: WA0ITP KO1U WA7NB WB7EUX AE0SL KO1U WAOITP WA7NB WA7NB WA7NB KE9V K5BRY WA0ITP AE6DH NB8I K4CML WIARTON WILLIE: WA7NB NB8I WA7NB K5BRY WA0ITP KO1U NB8I KB3VWK N8LI K4CML N8LI N8LI KE9V GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE: KG5WY WB7EUX NB8I WB7EUX K5BRY AC2C N8LI WA7NB K6ELQ AC2C WB7EUX KA2FIR K6ELQ KG5WY AK2B KA2FIR N2DVD K6ELQ AE0SL AE0SL JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG: AC8JW WA0ITP K4CML K4CML K5BRY AB8KT AE6DH AE6DH K1EDG K0RDW KO1U WB7EUX N8LI N2DVD K5HEM K5ZOL K1EDG SIR WALTER WALLY: AE0SL WA0ITP K0RDW KB3VWK AK2B K6ELQ AB8KT AE6DH N8KR WA0ITP WA0ITP K5ZOL K5ZOL KG5WY K1YAN: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL: WB9VRP KD4NUL KD4NUL NU5X KA3SJK KD4NUL W8TKM KA3SJK WD9DWE KD4NUL EA2SS WA0JLY WB9VRP PA4VHF IK2SND KD4NUL WIARTON WILLIE: WB9VRP AA3OI KA3SJK WB9VRP W8TKM AA3OI N9ZXL WB9VRP AA3OI KD4NUL N9ZXL KI4ECU EA2SS GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE: W3DG N1GKE IK2SND N1GKE K8SRB AA3OI N9ZXL WB9VRP KI4ECU AA3OI NU5X K8SRB KI4ECU W3DG AA3OI WB9VRP WD9DWE KB3LGO WD9DWE WD9DWE JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG: KA3SJK KI4ECU KA3TMT KA3TMT WA0JLY KA3TMT PA4VHF VE2MF KB3LGO N4NMR AA3OI NU5X IK2SND WD9DWE KB2HHW KB3LGO KB3LGO SIR WALTER WALLY: KA3SJK IK2SND N4NMR WD9DWE AA3OI KB3LGO KA3TMT VE2MF W9RGB WD9DWE EA2SS WA8ULB WA8ULB W2PDY W2JEK: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL: DL8PG YN9SU C6ANM N9ZXL HC2SL KB4AUK 6Y2T D3AA 6W/HA0NAR FG8NY 8P9EA IZ6YLT PA2EVR HA3FTA IK2CIO LZ969SCP WIARTON WILLIE: W8AQ HI8A 6W/HA0NAR CO2RQ TF3JB OE2013K N9ZXL E77W IZ6YLT DL8PG LZ969SCP 4A2I PA3EVR GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE: EA8BMG EA3DD 6W/HA0NAR OE2013K PA2EVR HI8A N9ZXL EA8BMG E77W HA5FTA YN9SU FG/F6ARC 8P9EA FG8NY D3AA PA2EVR EA3DD HC2SL EA8BMG PA2EVR JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG: TF3JB IZ6YLT C6ANM EA8BMG YN9SU TF3JB HI8A EA3DD FG/F6ARC HC2/RC5A IK2CIO KB4AUK YN9SU S57DX HC2SL CO2RQ FG8NY SIR WALTER WALLY: LZ969SCP 4A2I 6W/HA0NAR W8AQ FG/F6ARC DL8PG 6Y2T E77W HC2/RC5A E77W C6ANM HC2SL IZ6YLT YN9SU K1IEE: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL: VE3MPQ US5XD N2DUI OH2XX US5XD US5XD YU15OTC EA1BCS UA3KW N4OI KB5AE YU15OTC VE3MPQ OH2XX N2DUI WA0KZL WIARTON WILLIE: UA3KW N2DUI EA1BCS IK2CKR YU15OTC OH2XX N2DUI WA0KZL IL2CKR K6ELQ TK4LS IK2CKR EA1BCS GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE: K4GDR EA1BCS N4OI KB5AE IK2CKR RV6AMS WA0KZL EA1BCS VE3MPQ OK3AA N2DUI FG5FR VE3MPQ K4GDR OK3AA RV6AMS US5XD TK4LS K6ELQ K6ELQ JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG: IS0HQJ N4OI RV6AMS RV6AMS KI4DNY KG8YT HB9CVQ EA4KD FG5FR K4GDR OH2XX N2DUI WD5CNC US5XD HB9CVQ OK3AA FG5FR SIR WALTER WALLY: US5XD N4OI K4GDR WA0KZL OK3AA K6ELQ KG8YT EA4KD FG5FR WD5CNC OK3AA AC8LJ W3LN KI4DNY KD0V: Punxsutawney Phil: N4UP N4UP NU5X NU5X KA5S N4UP K0DTJ W5AK W2EZB NU5X W2EZB K4EAY N4UP N7BBH WB2WIK K6ELQ Wiarton Willie: W2EZB WB2WIK W5AK KB2RAW K0DTJ W7WHO N7FUL W7WHO K2IOE K6ELQ N7FUL K2IOE W2EZB General Beauregard Lee: G0GKH K4EAY N7BBH K4EAY KB2RAW VA2DW N7FUL W2EZB K6ELQ VA2DW WB5UDA VE2KRM K6ELQ G0GKH WA6OEF VE2KRM K0DTJ W2LB WA6OEF WA6OEF Jimmy The Groundhog: K0DTJ KR4WI K8PMH K8PMH WG7Y WN4AT W7WHO VE2KRM G0GKH KR4WI W7WHO WB5UDA N7BBH K0DTJ W7WHO WA6OEF G0GKH Sir Walter Wally: KA5S KR4WI KR4WI W5AK K4EAY W2LB WN4AT VE2KRM N8KR W5AK K4EAY WL7WH WL7WH K4EAYAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
VE3FUJ: PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL: W2BPI KD8RUQ NA1CC AK3X VE3SO KD8RUQ K0TC NA1CC VE3WH NA1CC VE3SO W1WYN W2BPI W9HAK MM0DGI AI4UL JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG: N0JI N0JI MM0DGI MM0GDI W1WYN K0TC K1GDH VE1BA K1GDH W8WGR VE3SO AI4UL N0JI K1GDH K1GDH WA2CEO MM0GDISoapbox:
K3WWP: Each NAQCC alphabet challenge is just as interesting and enjoyable as every other NAQCC alphabet challenge. They never grow old or stale. I love them. Thanks to Tom WY3H for 'inventing' them way back just after the NAQCC was formed in October 2004. I mastered this one rather quickly thanks in part to my new panadapter which allows scanning the bands quickly and zeroing in on stations to see who they are just as quickly. A big time saver from manually having to tune each band kHz by kHz to find stations. Now I've got to finish the NAQCC EU Chapter challenge which should be just as easy. Then after our special February NAQCC sprint and the ARRL DX Contest it's on to our March Submarine challenge. The NAQCC has really been instrumental in increasing my activity on the ham bands beyond just getting my daily 'streak' QSO. I'm sure glad we started this club a little over 8 years ago.
N8XMS: A lot of fun as always!
WU1V: My first NAQCC QRP Challenge sweep! Accomplished in 36 QSOs by Feb. 18th. Most of the contacts were ragchews. Rig is a Yaesu FT-450D at 5 watts to a 20-meter half-wave sloping dipole. A large number of my QSOs were on 80 meters (yes, 80), many on 40, the rest on 30, 20 and 15 meters. ZS6JBJ, by the way, was in South Africa, 7900 miles away! Not a lot going on this month elsewhere, so I could really focus in on this Challenge. Thanks for the great idea, Don! This was a lot of fun. I'm hooked on QRP (just started in December).
N9AKF: After a sweep in the SKCC January anniversary event, I was looking for more CW fun. When I saw the NAQCC word challenge for February, I said to myself, "self, that's just what you're looking for." And I was right. My second qso was with John, K3WWP, (cool) so I was off to a good start. Between Feb 2, 0147z and Feb 18, 0140z, I managed to work stations with all of the letters that I needed. I operated mostly on weekends, but worked a few stations in the evenings. Here are my stats: Worked 27 stations to get all letters. Shortest qso, 4 minutes. Longest qso, 27 minutes. Total qso time, 385 minutes (about 6.42 hours). Average qso time, 14 minutes & 15 seconds. Amount of time I enjoyed operating, 100%. I like radio with a purpose, so hunting letters is very rewarding. It's fun to see how the words take shape. And though contests and sprints also have their purpose, in comparison hunting letters is very casual. Another plus is that I can work them on my schedule as time permits. If you've never tried one of these word challenges, you should consider it.
K1YAN: Twenty seven days and 49 QSOs to get them all. Wish the higher bands would open up here to get at some of those letter-rich DX calls.
W2JEK: LOTS OF FUN REGARDLESS OF HOW LONG THE WINTER WILL BE.
VE3FUJ: This time I had an abundance of most letters, except L's and T's, with another 3 L's and one T I would have made it. Brion
K1IEE:Another great challenge and fun to do on a cold, snowy and very windy day's in Maine. Thanks to all, 73 Dick
KD0V: Another interesting challenge. Merlin - KD0V
This is the month the little furry creatures we call groundhogs boldy come forth and make their prognostications for the final six weeks of winter. This challenge was first suggested by Don VE3HUR.
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. The locations in parentheses are there just for information and are not part of the words to be made.
PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL (Punxsutawney, PA)
WIARTON WILLIE (Wiarton, ON)
GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE (Snellvile, GA)
JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG (Sun Prairie, WI)
SIR WALTER WALLY (Raleigh, NC)
For reference, the following (20) letters are contained somewhere in the words:
A B D E G H I J L M N O P R S T U W X 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 goes to anyone making all the names.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
To get a Participation Point and to be listed on the web site you must make at least one name and report your results.
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 postmarked or email dated before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.