The NAQCC Nov 2013 Challenge
Station: Word - Calls used WU1V: THANKSGIVING - N1TO HG5A HG5A KX1NH KX1NH WK2S HG5A YO3FRI OV1CDX YO3FRI KX1NH HG5A MAIZE - IZ2XZM HG5A IZ2XZM IZ2XZM EA7AEV TURKEY - N1TO ON4UN YO3FRI KX1NH EA7AEV YO3FRI VENISON - OV1CDX EA7AEV ON4UN IZ2XZM DL1DGS YO3FRI W3NP BRADFORD - TF3JB N3RSD/4 EA7AEV OV1CDX YO3FRI YO3FRI YO3FRI DL1DGS PLYMOUTHROCK - W3NP DL1DGS YO3FRI IZ2XZM OV1CDX ON4UN TF3JB HG5A N3RSD/4 OV1CDX OV1CDX KO1U SQUANTO - DL1DGS F1ULQ F1ULQ EA7AEV W3NP TF3JB ON4UN MAYFLOWER - IZ4JMA EA7AEV IK3TYB YO3FRI DL1DGS ON4UN WD0T EA7AEV N2JPR K1NAJ: THANKSGIVING - KC8LTL KX1NH N3HAM KX1NH KX1NH K1SEC K1EDG W1NJI KB3VWK VE3PID KX1NH K1EDG MAIZE - K1ZMD N3HAM W1NJI K1ZMD K1SEC TURKEY - KC8LTL UU1CC W3MWR KX1NH K1SEC WY3H VENISON - KB3VWK K1EDG W1NJI VE3PID K1SEC OK1AQW N3HAM BRADFORD - K4LJB W3MWR OK1AQW K1ZMD WA6OEF OK1AQW W2ZRA K1ZMD PLYMOUTHROCK - N4PGJ K4LJB WY3H K1ZMD WA6OEF UU1CC AB8KT KX1NH W2ZRA WA6OEF K1SEC K1ZMD SQUANTO - AE0SL OK1AQW UU1CC OK1AQW N3HAM AB8KT OZ3PAX MAYFLOWER - W3MWR WA3CKA N9KKY WA6OEF K4LJB OZ3PAX W3MWR K1EDG N4RAY K3WWP: THANKSGIVING - 9L1BTB HI3EPR DL6UHA S59N ZF2KG G3VBS G3VBS HI3EPR G3VBS HI3EPR DL1NKS G3VBS MAIZE - DL5YM DL6UHA JF1IRW ZF2KG HI3EPR TURKEY - 9L1BTB F5JU HI3EPR ZF2KG HI3EPR LY2IJ VENISON - G3VBS XE1XR EI2CN JF1IRW G3VBS CO0SS EI2CN BRADFORD - G3VBS HI3EPR PA5WT LZ1520YYD JF1IRW CO0SS JF1IRW LZ1520YYD PLYMOUTHROCK - HI3EPR LY2IJ LY2IJ DL5YM DL3XO F5JU HB9TNW HI3EPR JF1IRW DL3XO CO0SS DK7LX SQUANTO - CO0SS CO2OQ DL6UHA PA5WT S59N HB9TNW OP4A MAYFLOWER - OK1AM OP4A KH7Y JF1IRW LY2IJ OP4A JF1IRW XE1XR XE1XR WY3H: THANKSGIVING - W3MT N9HAL N9HAL K4MEN KB7ZZ K5KS W1GQL K4BAI W9VP K4BAI N9HAL W1GQL MAIZE - K4MEN K1NAJ W8IX KB7ZZ K4MEN TURKEY - KB3FTE KC3U N2JPR K5KS KE2EB CO8LY VENISON - W9VP KE2EB K8WSN W8IX K8WSN CO8LY NE4DL BRADFORD - KB8OOM K4EOR AF3Z K2DEP AF3Z CO8LY K4EOR NE4DL PLYMOUTHROCK - K2DEP WA3LKR CO8LY W3MT KB8OOM KC3U K4TKJ N9HAL N2JPR KB8OOM KD3CA KD3CA SQUANTO - K4VVS N3QW AAPMU KA8YSW K1NAJ W3ATB W8BJO MAYFLOWER - K5MQ KD3CA KA8YSW AF3Z NE4DL K4AHO W2WSC KE3EB KB4JR K1IEE: THANKSGIVING - CT3FT OH4MDY RW3ZA NP2KW K7E YU0NS G4UDG YO3FRI RV1CC IT9NJE YU0NS G4UDG MAIZE - OH4MDY 9A2YM YO3FRI RW3ZA IT9NJE TURKEY - CT3FT YU0NS R5DT NP2KW IT9NJE YU0NS VENISON - RV1CC K7E NP2KW IT9NJE MJ0ASP OH4MDY YU0NS BRADFORD - SV5BYA R5DT RW3ZA R5DT CT3FT OU4MDY RV1CC R5DT PLYMOUTHROCK - NP2KW OQ4CLM YU0NS 9A2YM OQ5CLM YU0NS R5DT OH4MDY RW3ZA OQ4CLM CT3FT NP2KW SQUANTO - YU0NS OQ4CLM UX5QS 9A2YM 8P9NX R5DT YO3FRI MAYFLOWER - 9A2YM MJ0ASP 9A2YM CT3FT OQ4CLM YO3FRI RW3ZA K7E RW3ZA W9UX: THANKSGIVING - CT1FFU 9A2HF 9A8A IK2SND IZ5EKV IK2SND RU3EG IZ5EKV IZ5EKV IZ5EKV IK2SND RU3EG MAIZE - OE2LCM 9A8A IK2SND IZ5EKV EW8O TURKEY - CT1FFU RU3EG EA8AR IZ5EKV EW8O LY2J VENISON - IZ5EKV OE2LCM DF2GN IK2SND IK2SND EW8O DF2GN BRADFORD - HI3B EA8AR 9A8A IK2SND CT1FFU EW8O 9A7R IK2SND PLYMOUTHROCK - PA1FP OE2LCM LY2J OE2LCM OM5OA RU3EG PJ6/N7QT 9A2HF 9A7R OM5OA CT1FFU KP2/K1ZE SQUANTO - MJ0ASP PJ6/N7QT DL6UHA 9A8A PJ6/N7QT PJ6/N7QT OM5OA MAYFLOWER - MJ0ASP EA8AR YO5AMF CT1FFU OE2LCM OM5OA EW8O OE2LCM RU3EG VE3HNE: THANKSGIVING - W3ATB AE6DH AD9DX K3RNC KC4MKD NN0SS W5GXV K6III K9MOV K6III K3RNC W5GXV MAIZE - KC4MKD AD9DX K6III KR9Z W2NED VENISON - K9MOV W2NED NN0SS K6III NN0SS K9MOV NN0SS BRADFORD - W3ATB K3RNC K9AAA KC4MKD N8AFT K9MOV K3RNC KC4MKD PLYMOUTH - KC9PDX N4DLJ WB2SXY KC4MKD KZ5OM KC3U W3ATB AE6DH ROCK - KR9Z KZ5OM KC4MKD KC4MKD SQUANTO - NN0SS WB8DQT KC3U K9AAA NN0SS WB8DQT KB8OOM MAYFLOWER - K9MOV K9AAA WB2SXY N8AFT N4DLJ KB8OOM W3ATB AE6DH KR9Z N8XMS: THANKSGIVING - W9ATB OH7CW AE4GM N1ZX KK4BMB KV4QS NG2D SM7YIN KV4QS SM7YIN N1ZX NG2D MAIZE - KK4BMB SM7ALC IK4VFD N1ZX AE4GM TURKEY - W9ATB J87GU XR0ZR KK4BMB NE3Z SM7YIN VENISON - KV4QS AE4GM NG2D IK4VFD KV4QS OH7CW NG2D BRADFORD - KK4BMB XR0ZR SM7ALC IK4VFD IK4VFD OH7CW XR0ZR IK4VFD PLYMOUTHROCK - PJ2/K2PLF SM7ALC KA2REY SM7ALC CO0SS C6AUM HA3FTA OH7CW KA2REY VE3SO OH7CW KK4BMB SQUANTO - SM7ALC KV4QS J87GU HA3FTA NE3Z HA3FTA VE3SO MAYFLOWER - SM7ALC AE4GM SM7YIN IK4VFD SM7ALC CO0SS OH7CW NE3Z XR0ZR KC9SNC: THANKSGIVING - AE3T K0RKH AA1JD K9UQN K0CDJ KA8YSW WB9GAA W2QID K0JVX W9ZI NS7E WB9GAA MAIZE - AA4MC AA1JD WB7NZI K0ZXQ AB8EL TURKEY - W3ATT K9UCX K0RKH K0JVX AE3T K5LY VENISON - VE3FUJ K4JEE W5NNX WB8SIW NS7E AJ7O W5NNX BRADFORD - AB8EL W9ERW AA4MC AA1JD VE3FUJ KD7QXO XE1RK K0CDJ PLYMOUTHROCK - K1LKP AB8EL KA8YSW K3MD VE3OU K9UQN W3ATT K8MPH K0RKH WB4DBO AA4MC K0RKH SQUANTO - WB8SIW K0ZXQ VE3FUJ AA4MC WB7NZI W9ATB AJ7O MAYFLOWER - K8JPM AB8EL KC8YEP ZF2AH K1LKP KD7QXO KA8YSW K4JEE W9ERW W2JEK: THANKSGIVING - TF3JB J88HL E71A V4/DF8AN C6AKQ FS/K9EL J87GU HI3EPR V44KAO F5IN TI2KWN W4/G3LIK MAIZE - I1MMR D44AC J79WI ZF2KG KP2/W1EQ TURKEY - TI2KWN KH6/NA2U 5J0R KP2/W1EQ E71A CO8LY VENISON - V44KAI HI3EPR KH6/NA2U TI2KWN CO0SS H70ORO KH6/NA2U BRADFORD - KP2B 5J0R LY5A V4/DF8AN F5IN CO8LY I1MMR D44AC PLYMOUTHROCK - P40L CO8LY LY5A I1MMR V44KAO J87GU TF3JB J88HL I1MMR CO0SS C6AKQ VP9KF SQUANTO - CO0SS C6AKQ J87GU V4/DF8AN F5IN TI2KWN H70ORO MAYFLOWER - I1MMR V44KAI LY5A VP9KF J88HL H70ORO J79WI FS/K9EL H70ORO K1YAN: THANKSGIVING - W5TZC HK1MK AC8LJ N8MRS ZF2KG N8MRS ZF2KG GI0SSA/P VE2PID GI0SSA/P N8MRS ZF2KG MAIZE - HK1MK AC8LJ KE4FIG ZF2KG W2QE TURKEY - W5TZC KB6NU NR8M ZF2KG W2QE K1YRW VENISON - VE2PID KE4FIG WB4MNK KE4FIG CO0SS WA3LOK NR8M BRADFORD - KB1CL N8MRS WA3LOK DF4XX ZF2KG KO8L NR8M DF4XX PLYMOUTHROCK - NP3CW AC8LJ N8ZYA HK1MK CO0SS LZ1UQ W9CBT HK1MK KI3R CO0SS AC8LJ WA3LOK SQUANTO - N8MRS W2QE KB6NU WA3LOK NR8M W9CBT KO8L MAYFLOWER - N8MRS HA5AGS K1YRW ZF2KG AC8LJ WA3LOK WA3LOK KE4FIG N8MRS W4ISI: THANKSGIVING - 9L1BTB ZF2AH ZF2AH W9DRN K1IQI W2YYS N8ZSG Z21DXI VK2DX Z21DXI N6SL N8ZSG MAIZE - HC2IMP ZF2AH HC2IMP Z21DXI K6ELQ TURKEY - 9L1BTB KU3V XR0ZR K1IQI K6ELQ W2YYS VENISON - VK2DX WB4EDB N6SL HC2IMP W2YYS OM5XX W9DRN BRADFORD - 9L1BTB XR0ZR WA2NNY Z21DXI ZF2AH OM5XX XR0ZR Z21DXI PLYMOUTHROCK - HC2IMP 9L1BTB W2YYS HC2IMP KH6ND/KO VE3FU TO7A ZF2AH XR0ZR CO8LY HC2IMP K6ELQ SQUANTO - N6SL K1IQI KU3V WA2NYY N8ZSG HG7T VE7IO MAYFLOWER - OM5XX WA2NYY W2YYS ZF2AH 9L1BTB WA6O W2YYS VE7IO W9DRNAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
VE3FUJ: THANKSGIVING - HA9RT HA9RT AL2O KA8TNK IK2ECC KA3SJK G3JUX IK2ECC KG9HV KE4FIG N1ESZ G3MJX TURKEY - KA8TNK G3JUX HA9RT K1CYQ IK2ECC K1CYQ VENISON - W4BVH KE4FIG N4GKC KK4IP KS0X AL2O NA9F BRADFORD - KB9GUX K3DRQ HA9RT K3DRQ K5YQF K4AHO KR9Z KD2DUL PLYMOUTHROCK - KA2KGP AL2O K5YQF G3MJX SP6JOE KB9GUX W3QT K4AHO HA9RT AL2O IK2ECC K3DRQ SQUANTO - N1ESZ K1CYQ KD2DUL K4AHO KA8TNK HA9RT K4AHO MAYFLOWER - G3MJX KA2KGP K1CYQ KE4FIG KD2DUL SP6JOE W1PID N1ESZ K3DRQ K0FNR: TURKEY - CJ3T KB9GUX K0RF C6AKQ XE1ZW C08LY BRADFORD - KL7SB K0RF HC2AO CT9/DK7YY XF1P OA4/N7CW KX0R NA6D PLYMOUTH - XF1P JM7OLW CO8LY KE7GKM VA7OO KB9GUX CT9/DK7YY HC2AO MAYFLOWER - JM7OLW NA6D CT9/DK7YY XF1P KL7SB CO8LY W3MT KE7GKM KX0R N1NUA: THANKSGIVING - KK4EET WA1HFF WA9FZP W3NP KK4EIS KK4EIS AC5GG KK4EIS W4GVE KK4EIS N4PGT AC5GG MAIZE - K0MAN WA9FZP KF4IZE WA9FZP KK4EIS TURKEY - KK4EET KC5GWU W8IRT KK4EIS KK4EIS K5YQF VENISON - W7GVE KA4EET W3NP KF4IZE KK4EIS CO8RRM N4PGT BRADFORD - AD0AB W8IRT AC5GG AD0AB WA9FZP CO8RRM CO8RRM AD0ABSoapbox:
WU1V: I was very active the first week (actually the first 5 days) of this month, so I made the challenge quite easily using only 19 callsigns, 11 DX and 8 US. I also achieved the European Chapter Challenge this month in 5 days as well. I've learned how to use my antenna tuner (at last) and found myself quite able to work 10 meters (with SWR 2.5:1 !), where the bulk of my contacts this month occurred. I'm still learning "tricks of the trade" hihi. Happy Thanksgiving, all! CU in December - 72, Rick WU1V
K3WWP: Took a couple extra days after I found I had 8 letters from non-DX stations and decided I wanted to make it an all DX challenge this month. I missed making a WAC challenge. No South American QSOs included. This was even more fun than usual with the great conditions on the higher bands through 10 meters providing tons of DX to pick letters from. Thanks to all I worked. Now off to get those final 3 Rs to finish the European Chapter challenge.
WY3H: Worked 47 QSOs before I managed to get my second “U.” Despite that I had some good fun and thought the challenge was not overly difficult. Going for surgery at VA Hospital in Pittsburgh on Monday (Nov. 18) so will be QRT for a time. Best 73/72 to all.
K1IEE: Bands very active, spent some time on 10M and 15M. Both have been my favorite for a long time. Weekends I stay mostly on the WARC bands. Great challenge and had a fun time. Dick K1IEE
W9UX: Enjoyed the challenge using all DX contacts. 72, Terry
VE3HNE: Had lots of fun with this challenge did most of it at 2 watts but had to go to 5 watt near the end. I am looking forward to doing the next challenge as this is one of the best ways to keep active at doing qrp. Thanks to all the people who setup all the NAQCC activitys.
N8XMS: Circumstances this month significantly cut into my operating time and I really didn't think that I was going to be able to complete this challenge. But on the 29th I was finally able to do some "Black Friday" letter shopping and managed to hunt down the last 4 letters that I needed.
K0FNR: First challenge---great fun
AB9YC: I didn't have much time for this challenge and worked it over the Thanksgiving weekend, but came up short. I needed more time that just wasn't available. But, it was fun working under the crunch.
W2JEK: THIS WAS A GOOD CHALLENGE. THE LAST LETTER NEEDED WAS THE THREE 'M' S. WAS GLAD TO WORK MAURO I1MMR FOR THEM. WAS LOTS OF FUN.
N1NUA: Os and Rs were very tough this month. I was disappointed when I couldn't complete the challenge. In January I will be in Florida for the month. It will be interesting to compare conditions there to here in Maine. Thanks for providing the challenges!
W4ISI: MY FIRST OF SPECIAL EVENTS. WAS ENJOYABLE, FUN, HAIR RAISING (IF I HAD SOME) AND REWARDING.
This is the 10th running of our popular Thanksgiving challenge. This was our very first challenge back in 2004 when challenges were still called events. Back then all you needed to do was make the word TURKEY to master the event. Each November since then we've come up with a slightly different word list of items relating to Thanksgiving for you to complete. So make plans now, set up your check sheet and go to it.
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.
For reference, the following 24 letters are contained somewhere in the words:
A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W 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.