The NAQCC July 2013 Challenge
AB9YC: ORIGINAL - H70ORO PR7AR IZ3EYZ/4 K1GU K2I N6MA 9A282EU K6TLL CHAMPION - CO8LY 6Y5/G3SWH 4A2I K2M/K3MJW N4PLK 4A2I CO8LY N4DU BLUE RACER - K4BAI CO8LY 9A282EU 9A282EU H70ORO 4A2I CO8LY 9A282EU H70ORO LIGHTNING BUG - CO8LY IK4ZGO 6Y5/G3SWH H70ORO K3TF N4PLK IZ3EYZ/4 N6MA IK4ZGO K4BAI K1GU IK4ZGO PRESENTATION - N4PLK PR7AR IZ3EYZ/4 6Y5/G3SWH K2E SV2GNC K6TLL HA4FF K6TLL K2I H70ORO SV2GNC JUNIOR - 6Y5WJ 9A282EU N4PLK IK4ZGO CO8LY PR7AR ZEPHYR - IK4ZGO VE6AO PR7AR H70ORO 6Y5/G3SWH VA3RAC MODEL X - K2M/K3MJW H70ORO K2D IZ3EYZ/4 K6TLL VE7XF TWIN LEVER - YT9M 6Y5/G3SWH K4BAI YV5EN K6TLL K2E SV2GNC VE6AO VA3RAC H G MARTIN - 6Y5/G3SWH 6Y5/G3SWH K2M/K3MJW 9A282EU PR7AR K3TF 4A2I N4DU K3WWP: ORIGINAL - SJ0SOP HA1RJ KB9ILT K8GTQ KB9ILT LZ1722SN 9A281AA K5LY CHAMPION - ZP6CW HA3KHB 9A281AA SM5IMO ZP6CW SM5IMO SJ0SOP LZ1722SN BLUE RACER - HA3KHB K5LY TU5DF VE3VVF HA1RJ 9A281AA ZP6CW VE3VVF DR20CFT LIGHTNING BUG - LZ1722SN SM5IMO K8GTQ HA3KHB TU5DF N3HAM LZ1QI N3HAM OG9W HA3KHB TU5DF OG9W PRESENTATION - ZP6CW DR20CFT EA1WX S57KW EA1WX N4QS TU5DF 9A281AA KB9ILT LZ1QI SM5IMO N4QS JUNIOR - SJ0SOP UA3KW SV1CQN IZ7CTE SM5IMO LZ20RRC ZEPHYR - ZP6CW SE2T SJ0SOP HA3KHB K5LY LZ20RRC MODEL X - SM5IMO OG9W TU5DF SE2T LZ1722SN EA1WX TWIN LEVER - KB9ILT ZP6CW IZ7CTE SV1CQN KB9ILT CT7/G3SED SV1CQN CT7/G3SED LZ20RRC H G MARTIN - HA3KHB CT7/G3SED SM5IMO 9A281AA LZ20RRC K9WWT IK4ZGO KB6NU WU1V: ORIGINAL - H70ORO H70ORO I5ECW FG8NY I5ECW N4CD/M AC8LJ AC8LJ CHAMPION - AC8LJ H70ORO AC8LJ M0PCB SP9ERY W3IQ H70ORO N4CD/M BLUE RACER - M0PCB AC8LJ UA5C KD2AEF H70ORO WA8Y AC8LJ KD2AEF SP9ERY LIGHTNING BUG - K5ZOL/KP2 W3IQ FG8NY H70ORO AG4T FG8NY I1ULJ/8 FG8NY G100RSGB M0PCB UA5C G100RSGB PRESENTATION - SP9ERY SP9ERY I5ECW SP9ERY I5ECW WD4NVH AG4T WA8Y WA7JTM K8AAI H70ORO WD4NVH JUNIOR - AC8LJ I1ULJ/8 N8XMS K8AAI H70ORO RA27DE ZEPHYR - K5ZOL/KP2 SP9ERY M0PCB WD4NVH WA8Y RA27DE MODEL X - M0PCB K5ZOL/KP2 KD9CK SP9ERY K5ZOL/KP2 RX6LG TWIN LEVER - WA7JTM WA8Y I1ULJ/8 N8XMS RX6LG RA27DE WA2VQW/K2A RA27DE G100RSGB H G MARTIN - WD4NVH G100RSGB G3VMW KD2AEF G100RSGB K2TPZ US8IX ND9M KC9SNC: ORIGINAL - K9OSC KB9UWR K3VIG K3VIG KB0KIE N0NUF AA8V AC8LJ CHAMPION - AC8LJ K5PHB AA8V K3MD K5PHB KC4URI KA4WQO N0NUF BLUERACER - K5PHB VE3KL K2UY K0KEX KC4URI AC8LJ K0TC K8EHE VE3RIA LIGHTNINGBUG - W5LXG N8IE W3G K8EHE K0TC N2ESE VE3RIA N2OT W5LXG K8BTU K8BTU W8HOG PRESENTATION - K8MP WA2HRS K8EHE K8QBS KB0KIE N4HAF K3TF KA4WQO K8BTU W3IQ N2OT N8IE JUNIOR - AC8LJ KB9UWR NA9F K3VIG NO8C KB9UWR ZEPHYR - WF9Z N2ESE K8MPH K8MPH K2UY KC4URI MODELX - K8MP VE3OU K3MD N2ESE AC8LJ K0JVX TWINLEVER - N2OT KA4WQO KB0KIE NO8C VE3KL N8IE AA8V VE3KL VE3RIA HGMARTIN - N4HAF K3VIG K8MPH N4HAF WA2HRS K0TC KC4URI N0NUF ND9M: ORIGINAL - KO1U KA4RUR K6III KF7GC K6III VE3HNE KA4RUR KG9PL CHAMPION - KF7GC VE3HNE KA4RUR K9MOV KP4SJ K6III KO1U VE3HNE BLUE - WB5UDA KG9PL KA4RUR VE3HNE RACER - KA4RUR E51AND KF7GC VE3HNE KA4RUR LIGHTNING BUG - VE3LFN/P K6III KF7GC W5PEH NU0T N3QW K6III N3QW KG9PL WB5UDA KA4RUR KB4GYT PRESENTATION - KP4SJ KA4RUR E51AND KP4SJ E51AND E51AND NU0T E51AND K0TPP K6III KA3LOC E51AND JUNIOR - KP4SJ KO1U VE3LFN/P N1IX K5ZOL/KP2 CO8RRM ZEPHYR - K5ZOL K0KEX KG9PL VE3HNE K5YQF CO8RRM MODEL X - K9MOV K5ZOL E51AND VE3HNE K5ZOL/KP2 K0KEX TWIN LEVER- EA7ATE N3QW N1IX NU0T K5ZOL K0KEX VE3HNE VE3HNE N4RAY H G MARTIN - W5PEH KG9PL W2IMX WB5UDA N4RAY K0TPP K1OIK NU0T K1IEE: ORIGINAL - SJ0SOP WQ1RP YV5IUA LW3DG EI0CX N4KZ 9A282TN DL1LQR CHAMPION - EI0CX H70ORO 9A282TN SM5X SJ0SOP EI0CX H70ORO N4KZ BLUE RACER - M0BEW DL1LQR YV5IUA EI9CX WQ1RP YV5IUA EI0CX EI0CX RX6LG LIGHTNING BUG - DL1LQR IZ3EYZ/4 RX6LG H70ORO UT0UM 9A282TN YV5IUA N2ADE RX6LG M0BEW YV5IUA LW3DG PRESENTATION - SJ0SOP RX6LG IZ3EYZ/4 SJ0SOP N2ADE R7NK W2TAW YV5IUA UT0UM YV5IUA H70ORO 9A282TN JUNIOR - SJ0SOP UT0UM R7NK LZ1QI H70ORO DL1LQR ZEPHYR - EI0CZ IZ3EYZ/4 WQ1RP EW1HI IZ3EYZ/4 DL1LQR MODEL X - SM5X H70ORO DL1LQR N2ADE DL1LQR SM5X TWIN LEVER - 9A282TN WQ1RP LZ1QI LY80N LY80N E718S YV5IUA E718S H70ORO H G MARTIN - EW1HI G3FVO DF7ZM OK3AA H70ORO 9A282TN EW1HI N2ADE W2JEK: ORIGINAL- OK2AN, RF7F, P48ADI, K2G, F5IN, R1NA, K2A, CO8LY, CHAMPION- UA1CE, K2H, ES3AX, K2M, P48ADI, V44KAI, LA8OM, SV1CQN. BLUE RACER- YL2BJ, CX1LB, EO73U, E77A, I1MMR, SP7ATA, HH5/KC0W, EO73U, G100RSGB. LIGHTNING BUG- DL7RKK, IK2RGT, K2G, K2H, SP7ATA, OK2AN, I1MMR, SV1CQN, G100RSGB CX1LB, UT0UM, IK2RGT. PRESENTATION- SP7ATA, DL7RKK, ES3AX, S51WO, UA1CE, UT7NY, UT0UM, LA8OM, UT7NY, IK2RGT, S51WO, F5IN. JUNIOR- YL2BJ, ZA/UA4WHX, OK2AN, F5IN, CO8LY, IK2RGT. ZEPHYR- ZA/UA4WHX, EO73U, P48ADI, HH5/KC0W, UT7NY, R1NA. MODEL X- I1MMR, OK2AN, P48ADI, E77A, LA8OM, ZA/UA4WHX. TWIN LEVER- SP7ATA, HH5/KC0W, P48ADI, F5IN, YL2BJ, ES3AX, V44KAI, UA1CE, RF7F. H G MARTIN- ZA/UA4WHX, G100RSGB, UT0UM, E77A, DL7RKK, UT7NY, V44KAI, R1NA. N8XMS: ORIGINAL = EW8O, HP1/IZ6BRN, HP1/IZ6BRN, K2GTC, HP1/IZ6BRN, HP1/IZ6BRN, K8AZT, CO8LY CHAMPION = K2GTC, HA9RT, K8AZT, WB4MNK, W3DP, W1PID, EW8O, HP1/IZ6BRN BLUE RACER = HP1/IZ6BRN, CO8LY, KC2JDU, KE3X, HP1/IZ6BRN, HA3FTA, K2GTC, KE3X, SP9KR LIGHTNING BUG = WA4LBN, W1PID, K2GTC, HA8QZ, K8AZT, WB4MNK, W0XI, WB4MNK, AE7PG, HP1/IZ6BRN, KC2JDU, AE7PG PRESENTATION = W3DP, SP9KR, K1ESE, K1ESE, K1ESE, N4EUQ, K8AZT, HA3FTA, HA3FTA, W0XI, CO8LY, N4EUQ JUNIOR = KC2JDU, WU1V, N2BHA, KI4XH, CO8LY, HA9RT ZEPHYR = K8AZT, K1ESE, K4HPP, HA3FTA, K4GXY, HA9RT MODEL X = WB4MNK, H70ORO, KC2JDU, K1ESE, WA4LBN, KE3X TWIN LEVER = HA3FTA, W1PID, KI4XH, N2BHA, K4ZVL, AE7PG, WU1V, AE7PG, H70ORO H G MARTIN = HA3FTA, K4GXY, SM3NXS, HA3FTA, H70ORO, K2GTC, WB3AAI, WA4LBN K1YAN: ORIGINAL - WB2KAO G100RSGB VE2PID W3G WA2GEI RN3GL WB2KAO RN3GL CHAMPION - K2PMC K2H WB2KAO K2M K2PMC VE2PID WB2KAO RN3GL BLUE RACER - WB2KAO RN3GL WD8DAU VE1BA RN3GL AK4JA K2PMC VE1BA RN3GL LIGHTNING BUG - WA3YLQ WA2GEI RN3GL K2H K3TF N4DSP W2BPI N4DSP WA2GEI WB2KAO WD8DAU W3G PRESENTATION - K2PMC MW0RSS VE2PID VA3KSF VE2PID N3WT N3WT K2A N3WT W2BPI K8CMO N3WT JUNIOR - K2J EU6AF N0SPY K1IQI K8CMO MW0RSS ZEPHYR - W2EZB WA2GEI N4DSP K4HPP KB3AAY G100RSGB MODEL X - K2PMC OK1DMZ W2MDW WA2GEI WA3YLQ K0JVX TWIN LEVER - K3TF WB2KAO K1IQI W1WYN AA1PL W2QE K0JVX W2QE W4UOR H G MARTIN - K4HPP RN3GL K2M K2A W4UOR TM2BI K1IQI W1WYNAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
VE3FUJ: TWINLEVER - W8TY W3LN N9ZI W3LN W3LN K1ESE VE1BA K1ESE W1SFRSoapbox:
AB9YC: This was another fun challenge. It also helped that I had much radio time over the long weekend and was able to accumulate many QSO's and needed letters. My standout QSO was contact with YT9M over 5 000 miles on 5w! I look forward to next month.
K3WWP: There's always that one that slows things down. This month it was the number 4 for the EU Chapter challenge and the letter I for our Vibroplex challenge. For both challenges it took several days to get the final number/letter. I guess that is what adds to the challenge though. If it was too easy it wouldn't be a challenge. It sure does spur me to get on the air more to master these challenges and that's basically what they are all about to increase CW activity on the bands. Well I'm typing this just a few minutes before our sprint so I've got to hurry. Thanks to everyone
WU1V: I was surprised to complete this Challenge by the 21st of the month given all the July sprints I participated in which don't count for challenge credit. It took me 29 callsigns to make the sweep. This was a fun series even though I've never used a bug! All my contacts were made using my Nye Speed-X straight key which I love. Several of my QSOs were with Europeans, which I am blessed with an ease of contacting from here on the East Coast. Propagation across the pond seems quite good here, much better than going westwards to the West Coast which is always tough for me. One of my contacts was a rare US Virgin Islands QSO. Russia and Ukraine figured into the picture along with Great Britain, Italy, Poland, and to the south, Nicaragua and Guadeloupe. One US contact was with a SOTA station in Arizona which was nice. I love QRP and these challenges are a lot of fun. Thanks, 72, Rick
ND9M: This was my first challenge, and I'm sure it won't be my last. My best catch was with E51AND who not only was great DX but also knocked out a bunch of letters with the one contact. I'm not sure if I was more surprised that he was able to copy me or that nobody was calling him!
K1IEE: Bands a little better this month. Worked mostly on 15M 20M and 40M. Enjoy the word challenges. All challenges are fun and provide just another reason to get on the air daily with my little HW-9 and OCF dipole at 4 watts. Thanks 73 Dick K1IEE
W2JEK: THIS WAS A LOT OF FUN. THE LAST LETTER NEEDED WAS T. USED SOME K2 CALLS FROM THE 13 COLONIES SPECIAL EVENT OPERATION.USED 29 CALLS. 72 AND 73 DON YOUNGER W2JEK #1135
N8XMS: The month started off very slow for me and I didn't complete my first word until the 18th. After that it picked up a little but I still had a rough time collecting the I's and L's that I needed. I finally finished up with my last L on the 30th.
VE3FUJ: Again this month I did poorly, other duties kept me away from radio. I do remember a couple of evening where I was raring to go, then T-storms intervened, to spoil my raring to go fun. Brion
Last year we received suggestions for two challenges from Gary K1YAN just after we had finalized our 2012 schedule, and we promised Gary to use his suggestions in 2013. This is the second of his suggestions involving names related to Vibroplex.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Just make ALL the following words from the letters in the call signs of stations you work:
H G MARTIN
The 23 different letters involved are: A B C D E G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W X Y Z
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 web 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.