The NAQCC May 2013 Challenge
K3WWP: AIR FORCE - CE2AWW YN/IK2PFL FG5FR GN4FOC GN4FOC FG5FR GN4FOC CE2AWW ARMY - CE2AWW VP2MRV VP2MRV YN/IK2PFL COAST GUARD - GN4FOC GN4FOC HA6OA S51Z SA6AUT GN4FOC SA6AUT HA6OA VP2MRV EA4DRV NAVY - GN4FOC HA6OA VP2MRV YN/IK2PFL MARINES - VP2MRV HA6OA EA4DRV YN/IK2PFL GN4FOC CE2AWW S51Z ENLISTED - EA4DRV YN/IK2PFL LU7HF IA5A SA6AUT SA6AUT EA4DRV EA4DRV OFFICER - HA6OA GN4FOC FG5FR IA5A CE2AWW XE1RZL EA4DRV WAR - CE2AWW EA4DRV H70ORO PEACE - VP2MRV XE1RZL EA4DRV CE2AWW XE1/VE7BDI VETERANS - VP2MRV XE1/VE7BDI RP68TT XE1/VE7BDI H70ORO IA5A YN/IK2PFL SA6AUT W4TZM: Air Force - V44KAO TM0SI VP2MRV GN4FOC V44KAO RN3GL HC/AL1O ES5QD Army - VK44KAO VP2MRV TM0SI LY5O Coast Guard - HC/AL1O V44KAO HC/AL1O TM0SI TM0SI RN3GL UR0VQ HC/A1LO RN3GL ES5QD Marines - TM0SI UA3KW ER1OO TM0SI RN3GL ER1OO TMOSI Navy - GN4FOC VA3KW VP2MRV LY5O Enlisted - ES3AX YN/IK2PFL HC/AL1O YN/IK2PFL ES5QD TM0SI ES5QD ES5QD Officer - HC/AL1O GN4FOC HR5/FJ2D YN/IK2PFL GN4FOC ES3AX ER1OO War - VA3KW VA2VL UR0VQ Peace - VP2MRV ES5QD VA2VL GN4FOC ER1OO Veterans - V44KAO ES3AX OR5T ER1OO UR0VQ 7X4AN RN3GL ES5QD WU1V: AIR FORCE - AA4MC II2CJ RT27TT S575FOC CO2VQ UR5LBM AA4MC EW1TZ ARMY - AA4MC RT27TT AA4MC DK1YY COAST GUARD - AA4MC CO2VQ AA4MC K8NS EW1TZ KC2GEP 9A2UZ AA4MC UR5LBM DK1YY MARINES - AA4MC HA3KHB YV5DRN II2CJ K8NS EW1TZ K8NS NAVY - K8NS HA3KHB CO2VQ DK1YY ENLISTED - EM68U W2NED UR5LBM II2CJ S57KW EW1TZ EM68U DK1YY OFFICER - S575FOC KD8UFC KD8UFC II2CJ CO2VQ KC2GEP RP68W WAR - EW1TZ 9A2UZ RP68W PEACE - RP68W KC2GEP 9A2UZ II2CJ G3HGE VETERANS - CO2VQ G3HGE RT27TT OE5PGL YV5DRN VA7QB W2NED S57KW VE3HNE: AIR FORCE - WA3AMH W2BPI N3RSD VE3FUJ KB3CVO N3RSD KC9UNL VE3FUJ ARMY - W1AAF KA4RUR W3MT W8TY COAST GUARD - KC9UNL KB3CVO W1AAF KB3KJS W8TY KK4LPG VE3FUJ W1AAF KA4RUR KD8BPD MARINES - WA3AMH W1AAF KA4RUR W2BPI KC9UNL VE3FUJ KB3KJS NAVY - KC9UNL WA3AMH VE3FUJ W8TY ENLISTED - WD9DWE N3RSD KK4LPG KK0I N3RSD W8TY WD9DWE WD8BPD OFFICER - KD8AZO VE3FUJ W1AAF KK0I W2TAC N4XE KA4RUR WAR - W1AAF WA3AMH KR9Z PEACE - WD8BPD N4XE WA3AMH W2TAC N2ESE VETERANS - KB3CVO N2ESE W2TAC N2ESE KR9Z KA2KDJ N3RSD N3RSD N8XMS: AIR FORCE - HA8QZ, TM0SI, XE1RK, S575FOC, S575SOC, XE1RK, S575FOC, XE1RK ARMY - IA5A, EA1DR, TM0SI, FG8NY COAST GUARD - S575FOC, S575FOC, IA5A, S51DX, TM0SI, FG8NY, UA3KW, IA5A, EA1DR, S51DX MARINES - TM0SI, IA5A, M0RSE, IA5A, VE3KQN, XE3/W0EET, S51DX NAVY - FG8NY, HA8QZ, VA2SG/P, FG8NY ENLISTED - XE1RK, FG8NY, CO8LY, TM0SI, TM0SI, TM0SI, XE3/W0EET, S51DX OFFICER - CO8LY, FG8NY, FG8NY, IA5A, CO8LY, XE3/W0EET, M0RSE WAR - XE3/W0EET, VA2SG/P, H70ORO PEACE - WP2XX, XE3/W0EET, VA2SG/P, CO8LY, XE3/W0EET VETERANS - VA2SG/P, XE3/W0EET, XE3/W0EET, EA1DR, H70ORO, CM2CCA, VE3KQN, TM0SI KC9SNC: AIRFORCE - AC8LJ K9UIY K0RKH VE3FUJ KO8L N3RO AC8LJ K8EHE ARMY - KA2KDJ W9AJR K8MP K9UIY COASTGUARD - KC9YUU N3RO N9HAL K9SSB W4BTZ VE3MG K9KEU VE3AXL W9ERW KA2KDJ MARINES - N8ME VE3QAM K0RKH KI4XH K0ZN K8EHE K9SSB NAVY - N3RO W9AJR K0JVX KC9YUU ENLISTED - K9KEU N8ME AC8LJ W2BPI WA2USA W8JLT N8ME W8DEP OFFICER - VE3OU W9FHA VE3FUJ WB8BIL W3OKC VE3AXL N3RO WAR - W2BPI W9FHA W9AJR PEACE - K8MP VE3FUJ WA2USA AC8LJ VE3MG VETERANS - KB8V VE3OU W4BTZ VE3QAM W9ERW WA2USA N8UN K9SSB K1IEE: AIRFORCE - IA5A UK2IR R8MC LU7HF RO9O WQ1RP PD7CJT SP6EBK ARMY - IA5A R8MC W9GKM EY7BJ COASTGUARD - PD7CJT RO9O HA8QZ SP6EBK 8J1ITU W9GKM UK2IR UA9MA WQ1RP PD7CJT MARINES - R8MC UA9MA RU27CS UK2IR N4PLK R3DE SP6EBK NAVY - N4PLK HA8QZ LZ125VZ EY7BJ ENLISTED - SP6EBK EJ7NET LZ125VZ IA5A RU27CS PD7CJT E79D PD7CJT OFFICER - RO9O LU7HF GP4FOC IA5A R8MC E79D RU27CS WAR - W9GKM UA9MA UK2IR PEACE - PD7CJT R3DE IA5A R8MC UA6EED VETERANS - LZ125VZ UA6EED PD7CJT UA6EED UK2IR IA5A EJ7NET RU27CS K1YAN: AIR FORCE - WA2TDL VE2PID M0RSE W5WSF W5FOC M0RSE W5FOC WB1HBE ARMY - AA3I DL7RKK K3MD LA5YJ COAST GUARD - W5FOC W5FOC AA3I W5WSF WA2TDL N4PGJ WA2USA/P AA3I G100RSGB WA2TDL MARINES - K3MD AA3I KB1ARM AA3I N3WT WB1HBE W5WSF NAVY - N3WT WA2USA/P VE2PID LA5YJ ENLISTED - M0RSE K1NIE WA2TDL AA3I M0RSE WA2TDL M0RSE WA2TDL OFFICER - W9FOC W5WSF W5FOC VE2PID W9FOC K1NIE DL7RKK WAR - WA2TDL WA2TDL KB1ARM PEACE - VE2PID K1NIE WA2USA/P W9FOC VE3MPQ VETERAN - VE2PID VE2PID N3WT VE2PID G100RSGB WA2USA/P K1NIE W2JEK: AIR FORCE - RA1AOB, IK2CIO, H70ORO, 4X4FC, OK2AN, R0AA, SV2CQB, G3HGE. ARMY - HA1AD, A45XR, US0MR, E73Y. COAST GUARD - CO8LY, OM3SX, HI8A, SM3DBU, DR20CFT, MI6GTY, EM40CU, EA8NC, UR3HC, HA1AD. MARINES - EM40CU, R0AA, HR5/F2JD, IK2CIO, EA8NC, VE2JCW, OM3SX. NAVY - OK2AN, UA3KW, SV2CQB, MI6GTY. ENLISTED - EW7LO, OK2AN, CO8LY, HI8A, SX5KL, Z320T, E73Y, DR20CFT. OFFICER - GT4FOC, HR5/F2JD, 4X4FC, MI6GTY, HC1HC, EM40CU, RA1AOB. WAR - VP5/W5CW, A45XR, DR20CFT. PEACE - VP5/W5CW, EA8NC, R0AA, HC1HC, EW7LO. VETERANS - VP5/W5CW, G3HGE, TM35KOP, E73Y, US0MR, RA1AOB, EA8NC, SV2CQB. KR9Z: AIRFORCE - K9AAA WB9CIS KA4RUR WB2YAF KO1U KA4RUR WB9CIS N7EDK ARMY - K9AAA KA4RUR W7MWF WB2YAF COASTGUARD - WB9CIS KO1U K9AAA WB9CIS WN4AT KU0G KO1U K9AAA KA4RUR KD3CA MARINES - W7MWF K9AAA K9REK WB9CIS K8NS N7EDK WB9CIS NAVY - K8NS K9AAA VE3HNE WB2YAF ENLISTED - VE3HNE WN4AT KF4CLO W2BPI K8NS WN4AT VE3HNE KD3CA OFFICER - KF4CLO WB2YAF KF4CLO W2BPI KD3CA VE3HNE K9REK WAR - WB9CIS WB2YAF W1RET PEACE - W2BPI VE3HNE WB2YAF KD3CA WA1ESO VETERANS - VE3HNE K9REK W1RET K9REK W1RET KD3CA WN4AT K8NSAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
AB9YC: AIR FORCE - 4A2I;4A2I;CO2IR;HI3LFE;CO2IR;CO2IR;CM2CCA;HI3LFE; ARMY - 4A2I;HA9RT;CM2CCA;XE2MVY; COAST GUARD - CM2CCA;CO2IR;CM2CCA;S573DX;CT8/OM7JG;CT8/OM7JG;UA0BA;CM2CCA;HA9RT;KA2KDJ; ENLISTED - HI3LFE;N9FOC;HI3LFE;4A2I;S573DX;CT8/OM7JG;W3BEE;KA2KDJ; MARINES - CM2CCA;HA9RT;P4/W9ORW;CO2IR;N9FOC;W3BEE;VO2NS; NAVY - ND0CW;HA9RT;VO2NS;XE2MVY; OFFICER - CT8/OM7JG;HI3LFE;KH6FOC;CO2IR;CM2CCA;W3BEE;P4/W9ORW; PEACE - P4/W9ORW;W3BEE;KA2KDJ;CM2CCA;XE2HQI; VE3FUJ: ARMY - VE1BA, W4RKC, VE3MG, KG8YT, COASTGUARD - WA4RKC, WA2CEO, VE1BA, KC9SNC, KG8YT, VE3MG, K4UXG, WA2CEO, W4RKC, K9JDC, NAVY - KC9SNC, WA2CEO, VE3MG, KG8YT, PEACE - W2NPT, VE1BA, WA3JKL, KC9SNC, VE1BASoapbox:
K3WWP: Took a bit longer to complete this month (May 7), but I did it with 100% DX stations. These challenges are so great in their purpose, at least for me. I definitely get on the air more when I have a challenge to complete. They are so enjoyable, and so well... challenging at times. It seems like there is always one letter that delays the completion by a day or two. This month it was E. With only 5 Es needed to finish, I finally found and worked XE1RZL and XE1/VE7BDI on the 6th and 7th to complete all the words.
W4TZM: This was my first attempt at an alphabet challenge and I had a lot of fun with it. I like the puzzle aspect of it and it give me a good reason to spend time on the radio developing my CW skills.
How did I master the challenge? I just had fun, working lots of DX stations and not worrying about compiling letters until later in the month. In fact, not worrying about compiling letters at all! I needed 22 different calls and 14 countries to complete the sweep. Countries represented were USA, Italy, Russia (Europe), Slovenia, Cuba, Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, Venezuela, England, Austria and Canada (BC). I think I'm going to have a tough time with next month's Challenge though. I don't get much "action" on the WARC bands, but I'll give it a try anyway. It's probably a good incentive for me to try "harder" on the WARC bands hihi. I'd say 95 percent or more of my QSOs are QRP. Probably closer to 98 percent. I really enjoy it when I work a station running 500 watts or more and I get as good or nearly as good an RST report with my humble 5 watts! I think it sends a good message, too, that power isn't everything. 72, Rick
VE3HNE: Had lots of fun doing the May challenge making a lot more contacts than I normally would. Hope I can do as well in the next challenge. Thanks to all those people working behind the scenes. Walt
N8XMS: This is the first time that I have managed to complete one of our alphabet challenges using all DX call signs! (That is assuming Canada counts as DX for 4 letters.) I think that it is fitting that I actually finished the challenge on Memorial Day. My sincere thanks to all who have served our country! 73, Paul
AB9YC: My first challenge, and it took a bit to get it in gear. I started late in the month but hit it hard; I just ran out of time in the month.
K1IEE: Another great challenge. Thanks 73 Dick
W2JEK: WAS A LOT OF FUN WITH QSO'S WITH 5 CONTIENTS. WORKING A45XR IN OMAN FOR A " NEW ONE " WAS ICING ON THE CAKE 72 AND 73 DON YOUNGER W2JEK #1135
VE3FUJ: I don't know what happened to May? All of a sudden it was gone, and I still had words to complete. Bummer. Brion 3011
This is one of two months in which we have a day honoring those who have served our country in the armed forces. Our challenge relates to that this month. It's an alphabet challenge with the names of the branches of our armed forces and other related words.
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 letters in the call signs of stations you work during April.
The 18 letters involved are: A C D E F G I L M N O P R S T 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 who masters the challenge and reports their results before the deadline.
A Participation Point goes to everyone who participates but doesn't completely master the challenge and reports their results before the deadline.
Some challenges involve a prize. Check the Prize page in the main section of the web site for more info.
For your report, simply tell us you how you mastered the challenge.
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
Hap - K7HAP
8532 Canterbury Dr.
Annandale, VA 22003
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.