The NAQCC June 2013 Field Day Challenge
Portable: Call States K3WWP -  AL AR CA CT DE FL GA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC NH NJ NM NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX VA VT WI WV WY Home: Call States K1YAN -  AL AR CA CO CT FL IA IL IN KS MA ME NC NJ NM NY PA SC TN TX UT VA VT WI WV WY7N -  AL AK AR AZ CA CO CT FL GA HI IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC NE NH NJ NM NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV KU4A -  AL AR CA CO CT FL GA IA KS LA MA MD ME MN MS NC NH NJ NM NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX UT VA WA WI NU7T -  AK AL AR AZ CA CO FL GA IL KS MA MD MI MN MO NC NH NY OH OK PA SD TN TX VA WA WI K0ALN -  AZ CA CT FL IN LA MA MD MN MO MT NC NJ NM NY OH OK OR PA TN TX VA WA WIAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
Portable: Call States W2JEK -  CT MA NJ NY OH PA Home: Call States VE3FUJ -  GA IN MA MD MO VA
K3WWP: The WPA Chapter of the NAQCC set up a portable operation using the club call sign of N3AQC. As one of the operators, I made 257 QSOs from the above 36 states. 2 QSOs on 6M, 24 on 15M, and 231 on 40M. Those were my three bands. Mike KC2EGL and Don K3RLL did 20 and 10, and Tom WY3H did 80. It was my first ever portable set up for field day and I had a ball. With Tom's new inverted vee at 36 feet or so in the field surrounding his trailer home, it seemed my 5 watts was performing like 100 watts with the ease I was making QSOs. My KX3 worked like a dream and was a big help also. It performed every bit as great as a portable battery powered rig as it does at my home shack. Thanks to Tom and his family for their great hospitality. We'll have more info on the event in the upcoming July NAQCC newsletter.
VE3FUJ: I enjoyed this, first foray into a major contest. A bit apprehensive at first. It seems to be conducted at somewhat higher speed the the normal NAQCC Challenges. So an improvement in ones Listening speed is much desirable, and which I've been working on for some time without much success. Must work at it harder. Brion 3011
W2JEK: Operated from the Bergen Amateur Radio Assn. Field Day site in Cresskill, N.J. on 40M using my Oak Hills OHR-40 rig running 5 watts to a dipole up about 50 ft. Power was from a nicad battery that was charged by a solar panel to obtain the 100 point natural power bonus points. Started at 18:00 UTC and made 7 qso in about 20 minutes and worked 6 states. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
WY7N: New record for me, 45 out of 50! Conditions were great. I won't be surprised if someone works them all this year. I hit the 45 mark at 03:55 UTC--after a bit less than ten hours of operation. I spent a couple more hours looking for more, but had to quit for Sabbath Day observance. Sunday for me is reserved for God and family. Missing were next door neighbors NV, WY, ID and also ND and DE. Note, I also worked most of the ARRL sections. Missing were EB, ENY, NNY, NL, NT, ONN and SK. Total of 78 of 89. I heard ID, ND and SK stations working someone else. I didn't think to go up frequency a bit and try calling CQ in hopes that they would then call me. I'll try that next time. Counting the ones heard, SWL totals would be 47 states, 81 sections. Using Kenwood TS-850/250' wire @ 35'.
KU4A: Only had 6 hours to devote to this. I ran class 1E battery. Bands were generally good, but few far-north stations were heard (Canadian provinces, Michigan, Dakotas, Montana etc.).
NU7T: I worked the pizza to donut shift at the Reno QRP, W7FST, site in Reno Nevada where we had no clouds, no wind, no rain and no bugs. The temperature during my shift ranged between 46 F and 63 F. Go to: www.renoqrp.org to view pictures of our Field Days.
K0ALN: FT817nd w/Buddipole at 19' on 15 meters & EFZ at 35' for 40 and 20. The combination worked out great. Being at 9500' also helped. Surprisingly good band conditions and great weather.
The annual FD Challenge is one of our most popular challenges so far according to the number of logs submitted. You work at least the number of required states (VE provinces and DX entities do not count) in field day, either from your home station or out in the field.
As in the ARRL FD Rules.
You must use QRP and the other station can be using any power. You can use any antenna you want.
If you are part of a multi-op FD, no matter what call sign is used, even if it is your own, only the QSOs MADE BY YOU PERSONALLY count.
A certificate and Participation Point go to everyone who works at least 20 states either from home or out in the field and submits their results before the deadline.
A Participation Point goes to everyone who works at least 1, but not all 20 states either from home or out in the field and submits their results before the deadline.
You can get only 1 challenge Participation Point this month even if you participate in both challenges.
If you happen to work all 50 states, we'll send you an NAQCC WAS certificate. However for the WAS certificate, you must have been using only simple wire antennas.
For your report, just tell us the number of states worked and list them alphabetically by 2-letter state abbreviations. Also tell us if you worked from HOME or PORTABLE so we may put you in the correct category.
Please preface any soapbox comments 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 June 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.