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The NAQCC Jun 2013 Challenge

Final Results:
Call  -   30   17   12   60 QSOs - Total QSOs
AB9YC     12    8    0    0      20
KB1PBA     6   11    3    0      20
K1IEE      4   16    0    0      20
K3WWP     12    8    0    0      20
N8XMS      8   10    2    0      20
W2JEK      5   15    0    0      20
All the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.

WU1V       2    0    0    0       2
KU4A       1    6    0    0       7
VE3FUJ     2    0    0    0       2

AB9YC: I started off the month strong, but got bogged down just when I started to get a steady daily rhythm. I managed to get enough time to operate the past few days and concentrated on getting contacts on the WARC bands.

KB1PBA: A fun challenge getting to learn something about the WARC bands with my KX3 and 67' dblt.

K1IEE: The QSOs where few and fare between for the first 2 weeks. Bands had little activity. The 16th and 17th days on 17M saw much better conditions at my QTH. Never heard any activity on 12M, don't have a rig for 60M and 30M was also quiet with only 4 QSOs. Thanks to all 73 Dick

K3WWP: A bit difficult due to lack of time and sub-par conditions on 30 and 17 at the times I could get on the air. Still QRP/CW can stand up to and master any challenge with its great efficiency despite conditions. Of the 20 QSOs completed as of June 17, 12 of them were DX - eight on 17 and 4 on 30. A lot of fun, and something different from all our alphabet challenges. The variety makes things more interesting although I must say the alphabet are my favorite type of challenge. Thanks to all for the QSOs to help master the challenge.

N8XMS: I like the WARC bands and operate on them often so the only "challenge" for me this month was finding the time to make the Qs. A big family reunion took up a lot of my time and NAQCC business combined with some computer problems seemed to fill up the rest. (I have a renewed appreciation for all the K3WWP has done over the past eight or nine years!) At any rate I managed to get my 20th QSO on the 26th so I even had a few days to spare.

W2JEK: A good challenge considering that conditions were not great. Still lots of fun as all were DX. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135

WU1V: Here in Massachusdetts I tried and tried to make contacts on the WARC bands, sent out CQs on most days of June, but only made 2 contacts on 30 meters on June 16. I heard a few signals, including some CQs, on 30M but they couldn't hear my QRP sigs above the QRN. 17 and 12 were consistently dead throughout the month, just QRN. I don't have 60m capability. 72, Rick

KU4A: Got a late start on this one. Band conditions were often better than I thought. Worked a bunch of DX on 17m. Missed some operating time due to storms. See you in December for rag chews! KU4A NAQCC #1960

VE3FUJ: For the amount of time I spent on 30 ( in excess of 7 hrs ) I made a very poor shoving of only two contacts. Brion

You said you wanted more activities on the WARC bands, so..... This month we challenge you to make QSOs on 30, 17, 12, and 60 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, 12, and the latest new band 60 meters using CW, QRP, and any antenna system. Be sure to know the complete rules for use of CW on 60 meters before you operate there as they are quite restrictive.

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 web 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:

E-mail: pix_email_k7hap (1K)

You must type that address into your email program.

Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge

For example: K3WWP NAQCC June Challenge

Postal mail:
Hap - K7HAP
8532 Canterbury Dr.
Annandale, VA 22003

All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.