The NAQCC Feb 2014 Challenge
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The results on this page are the responsibility of Hap K7HAP. Email him with any questions in that regard at .
Call Groundhog Name - Calls used SM5MEK: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - EW3LK/P MU0RGU RX22WN F6HFX F6BSQ MU0RGU MI6OTW YR85AR MI6OTW RX22WN OE7LVI YR85AR EW3LK/P F6AHO OE7LVI OE7LVI GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - MU0RGU GI3TME ON7LB OE7LVI YR85AR YR85AR OE7LVI F6BSQ GI3TME R5ABC MU0RGU YR85AR EW3LK/P MU0RGU R5ABC YR85AR DL0FF G4ZRL EA3DD EA3DD JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - OK1BJR OE7LUI MI6OTW MI6OTW YR85AR MI6OTW F6AHO EW3LK/7 GI3TME YR85AR OE7LVI MU0RGU ON7LB DL0FF R2014HQ OE7LVI GI3TME SIRWALTERWALLY - F6BSQ MI6OTW MU0RGV MI6OTW F8AHO DL0FF GI3TME EW3LK/P MU0RGV EW3LK/P F6AHO DL0FF EW3LK/P KI4YUA STATENISLANDCHUCK - SV0XCC/9 GI3TME F6AMO YT2ISM M0PIE RX22WN MI6OTW SV0XCC/9 ON7LB F8AHO RX22WN GD0OUD R5ABC R2014HQ GD0OUD R5ABC OK2BJR KD0V: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - SP6JOE W6TUR N9ZXL N9ZXL SP6JOE W6TUR W6TUR WA9JJU W6TUR N9ZXL SP6JOE N5PY SP6JOE WB4DDH I3FOM N9ZXL GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - KG4UPO SP6JOE NM1I KD8EP W6TUR VA3SZ N9ZXL VE3BA VE3BA VA3SZ KG4UPO W6TUR VE1BA W4LGJ W3JAR W3JAR WB4DDH W4LGJ KD8EP W9EBE JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - SP6JOE I3FOM NM1I NM1I N5DY W6TUR WB4DDH W9EBE W4LGJ W3JAR SP6JOE KG4UPO NM1I WB4DDH AB9HT SP6JOE KG4UPO SIRWALTERWALLY - VA3SZ NM1I NR7R W6TUR VE1BA W4LGJ N3JJT W9EBE NR7R W4LGJ VE1BA KF4CLO KF4CLO KF7YRL STATENISLANDCHUCK - VA3SZ N3JJT W3JAR AB9HT W9EBE N6ZI NM1I SH1CN KN5L AB9HT N6ZI WB4DDH KC9KZQ AB9HT WA9JJU KC9KZQ K8VJ K9OSC: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - KP2/AG2J KE7ZCU KC9SNC K9UCX KD0APS KE7ZCU W3ATT KP/AG2J KG3W W4ZN KE7ZCU KG4TUY KP2/AG2J K5HZ K9VIS KD8LW GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - KP2/AG2J KE7ZCU KC9SNC NE8J WB8AJR KP2/AG2J KD8LW KB5FOG NE8J WB8AJR KG4TUY WB8AJR WD9DWE KP2/AG2J WB8AJR WB8AJR KDOAPS K8VBL WM8E WM8E JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - KP2/AG2J K9VIS WM8E WM8E KG4TUY W3ATT K5HZ N8ME KG3W WB8APR KB5FOG KG4TUY W9ZN KD0APS KG9HV KB5FOG KG3W SIRWALTERWALLY - KD0APS N3IK VE3RIA KG3W KD0APS K8VBL KG4TUY WD9DWE VE3RIA WB8AJR W3ATT N9ZXL N9ZXL K1NVY STATENISLANDCHUCK - KC9SNC KG4TUY W3ATT W3ATT W8ME KC4KNN W3IK KC9SNC K8PWL KD0APS KC4KNN KA4SDU KE7ZCU KG9HV KA4SDU KE7ZCU KP2/AG2J N8XMS: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - K3PR I3UKY N9EVP/4 J38XX S59N WA2USA/4 DK8IT EA8CN HK1MW N9EVP/4 CT7AEQ 6Y5WJ K3PR HK1MW DK8IT CO8LY GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - LY1G SC2014ECC S59N SC2014ECC RM2D EA8CN LI8OM TF3JB EA8CN V44KAI CU2KG RM2D EA8CN LY1G V44KAI K3PR OH4MDY LZ1ND N9EVP/4 N9EVP/4 JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - 6Y5WJ I3UKY HK1MW HK1MW 6Y5WJ DK8IT OH4MDY XE1RK LY1G K3PR OH4MDY WA2USA/4 S59N OH4MDY OH4MDY OH4MDY KP2/AG2J SIRWALTERWALLY - S59N I3UKY XE1RK HK1MW W100AW/4 LY1G T77C XE1RK XE1RK HK1MW W100AW/4 LY1G LI8OM OH4MDY STATENISLANDCHUCK - SC2014ECC CT7AEQ CT7AEQ CT7AEQ CT7AEQ EA8CN DK8IT SC2014ECC CO8LY CT7AEQ EA8CN DK8IT CT7AEQ HK1MW I3UKY CT7AEQ HK1MW W4ISI: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - KD0APS CE0Z/UA4WHX NM1YJ VA7ODX KD0APS W5EIU KT4TN VA7ODX W1AW/9/WI YS1/NP3J VE3EIB NM1YJ YS1/NP3J CE0Z/UA4WHX VE3EIB K8LJG/4 GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - KP2/AG2J VE3EIB KT4TN CE0Z/UA4WYX CO8RRM KD0ADS WA5RML VE3EIB E71A KP2/AG2J N0UMP F6DDR EA7ATE J79GU CE0Z/UA4WHX CO8RRM VA7ODX RX6L SM5EPO PJ5/K5WE JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - NM1JY OG3I CO8RRM SM5EPO GW0FZY KT4TN HC2AO EA7ATE K8LJG/4 RX6LG VA7ODX KP2/W1UJ N4PDA KD0APS W1A/KH CO8RRM W1AW/4/GA SIRWALTERWALLY - YS1/NP3J W1AW/KH6/HI ZZ80RS GW0FZY AA6XV ZZ80AL N3JJT W0EJ WA5RML PJ5/K5WE AA6XV KF5CLO W1UL YS1/NP3J STATENISLANDCHUCK - SM5EPO TI5/CT1TLT W1AW/K6/HI EA7ATE CE2/CX1EK N0UMP K1HI ZZ80RS TI5/JT1TLT HC2AO N3JJT F6DDR CO8RRM K1HI EA6UN W1AW/K/CA KP2/AG2J WU1V: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - YO9BPX K9UCX N1GPK K9UCX OH6OS K9UCX DK8IT EA6UP W9AW/9 N1GPK SE6Y YO9BPX YO9BPX OH6OS IK2ZLR IK2ZLR GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - LJ1GB SE6Y EI2CN XE1CCB IK2ZLR W9AKX IK2ZLR LJ1GB XE1CCB W8RA/M K9UCX IK2ZLR KD4ESO LJ1GB W8RA/M W8RA/M KD4ESO LJ1GB KD4ESO W5PEH JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - LJ1GB IK2ZLR W8RA/M W8RA/M YO9BPX DK8IT OH6OS W5PEH N1GPK W8RA/M OH6OS K9UCX EI2CN KD4ESO W5PEH OH6OS N1GPK SIRWALTERWALLY - OH6OS DK8IT R22STR W1AW/9 KP2/AG2J LJ1GB R22STR EI2CN R22STR W5PEH KP2/AG2J CO8LY CO8LY SE6Y STATENISLANDCHUCK - SE6Y R22STR V44KAO ZZ80MT EI2CN OH6NVC DK8IT SE6Y LZ2HR V44KAO OH6NVC DK8IT K9UCX W5PEH EA6UP K9UCX IK2ZLR K1IEE: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - KP4SJ RV3U PF14ANT E77DX ZZ80SP RU3EG ZZ80MT A65BX/M EW8CY RN3ZZD E77DX OHYMDY KP4SJ OH4MDY DK8IT LI8OM GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - RG22RQ CE2/CX1EK RN3ZZD E77DX RV3U A65BX/M LI8OM HB40VC CT7AEQ R2014A RU3EG RV3U CE2/CX1EK RU3EG 9A2YM RG22RQ E77DX LZ2PP CT7AEQ EW8CY JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - F2QJ LI8OM OH4MDY LI8OM OH4MDY ZZ80MT OH4MDY RU3EG SP6GTN RG22RQ LI8OM RV3U PF14ANT OH4MDY HB40VC LI8OM RG22RQ SIRWALTERWALLY - KP4SJ LI8OM RG22RQ EW8CY R2014A LZ2PP DK8IT RU3EG RG22RQ LY16W 9A2TM LY16W ZZ89AL EW8CY STATENISLANDCHUCK - KP4SJ DK8IT D3AA IT9KCD EW8CY SP6GTN DK8IT ZZ80SP LY16W D3AA SP6GTN OH4MDY R2014CC HB40VC G0UJK R2014CC DK8IT KC9SNC: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - K1PUG K1PUG K9UQN K0JVX K9OSC K9UCX N3JJT AA9AA K4WPO KC9UNL N8BEG KA9YCB K4WPO K9GHD K9VIS KC9UNL GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - K1PUG W2QE N3JJT W9ELG KA9KWR AA9AA W1IDL KA9YCB W9ERW AA9AA K9UQN KF8R WB9EPW K9GHD AA9AA N3RO K9GHD W4LGJ N8BEG W2QE JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - K0JVX KC8IOC K8MP W2TOM KY8C W2RRT KG9H W9ELG KG9H W2RRT K4WPO KA4SDU N3RO KA4SDU KG9HV K9OSC KG9HV SIRWALTERWALLY - K9VIS W1IDL W2RRT KA9KWR KA4SDU W9ELG W2TOM W9ERW W9ERW W0DQ KA9DFZ KC9UNL W1IDL W8TY STATENISLANDCHUCK - KA4SDU W8TY KA9KWR WA8FTA WB9EPW N8BEG K9VIS K9OSC W4LGJ KA9YCB NJ8D KA9DFZ K9OSC K9GHD KC9UNL K9UCX K0JVX K3WWP: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - KP2/AG2J IK0FUX N7GBH IK0FUX DL1DGS IK0FUX IK3VUT KP2/AG2J W1AW/0 N7GBH OM3EY OH4MDY KP2/AG2J N7GBH IK0FUX DL1DGS GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - N7GBH OM3EY RN22YY SC2014ECC K8JRO KP2/AG2J DL1DGS N7GBH SC2014ECC W1AW/0 IK3VUT K8JRO XE1RZL N7GBH W1AW/0 RN22YY OH4MDY ZF35LC XE1RZL N1HEL JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - KP2/AG2J IK0FUX OH4MDY OH4MDY OH4MDY IK3VUT N7GBH N1HEL KP2/AG2J RN22YY OH4MDY IK3VUT RN22YY OH4MDY OH4MDY OH4MDY KP2/AG2J SIRWALTERWALLY - DL1DGS IK3VUT XE1RZL W1AW/0 HA8DM ZF35LC CT9/DK7YY ZZ80PE XE1RZL W1AW/0 HA8DM XE1RZL XE1RZL OM3EY STATENISLANDCHUCK - SC2014ECC CT9/DK7YY KA2KGP ES1TU ZZ80PE N1HEL IK3VUT SC2014ECC N1HEL KA2KGP N1HEL DL1DGS SC2014ECC OH4MDY KP2/W1UJ SC2014ECC IK0FUX KI4TI: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - KP2/AG2J W1UJ N1DN XE1XR VA7ST UY0ZG VA7ST VA7ST MM0AMW N1DN VE7JKZ YL2BJ PJ5/K5WE HA8QZ PI4CC YL2BJ GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - KP2/AG2J VE7JKZ N1DN XE1XR XE1XR VA7ST YL2BJ YL2BJ K6ELQ VA7ST UY0ZG LZ1HR K6ELQ KP2/AG2J MM0AMW XE1XR TG9ADM LM1814 XE1XR PJ5/K5WE JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - YL2BJ PI4CC LM1814 LM1814 UY0ZG 6Y2T LZ1HR CT7AEQ UY0ZG LZ1HR V44KAO KP2/W1UJ N1DN TG9ADM HA8QZ V44KAO UY0ZG SIRWALTERWALLY - VA7ST WH6WI LZ1HR MM0AMW MM0AMW LM1814 VA7ST XE1XR XE1XR W1AW/5 W1AW/5 DL1DAW K6ELQ YL2BJ STATENISLANDCHUCK - SG0U CT7AEQ W1AW/5 CT7AEQ CT7AEQ NM1JY WH6WI SG0U DL1DAW V44KAO NM1JY DL1DAW PI4CC LZ1HR SG0U PI4CC VE2JKZ WB9G: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - YS1/NP3J UW5ZM YS1/NP3J ZS4TX YS1/NP3J UW5ZM ZS4TX W1AW/KH6 UW5ZM YS1/NP3J K6ELQ YS1/NP3J YS1/NP3J OH4MDY W4SIG 9L1A GENERALBEUREGARDLEE - W4SIG K6ELQ SV1ENG SV1ENG ZZ80RR W1AW/KH6 9L1A TF3JB SV1ENG WB2U K3DRQ OE5OHO W4SIG 9L1A K3DRQ OH4MDY K6ELQ KP2/K1ZE KP2/K1ZE JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - YS1/NP3J W4SIG UW5ZM UW5ZM YS1/NP3J ZS4TX OH4MDY SE2I KC0GP ZZ80RR OH4MDY W1UL SV1ENG OH4MDY W1AW/KH6 OM5MA KC0GP SIRWALTERWALLY - YS1/NP3J PJ2/WI9WI ZZ80RR UW5ZM 9L1A K6ELQ TF3JB SE2I ZZ80RR W4SIG AK4JA LZ1950SAS LZ1950SAS OH4MDY STATENISLANDCHUCK - W4SIG TF3JB AK4JA TA3AX OE5OHO YN2NC PJ2/WI9WI W4SIG LJ1GB AK4JA YN2NC FG/DJ2BC KC0GP W1AW/KH6 W1UL KC0GP K6ELQ K1YAN: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - VE3PYG UY6IM EI2CN W1KX VE1DS KP2/W1UJ KC1ZT W1AW/0 W1AW/0 EA1NE VE3PYG VE3PYG VE3PYG WA1HEW KD8BWI R22ALS GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - VE3PYG VE3PYG EI2CN VE1DS KF8R W1AW/0 R22ALS KD8BWI WA1HEW R22ALS UY6IM KF8R VE1DS VE3PYG R22ALS ZZ80RJ VE1DS YL2BJ WA1HEW EI2CN JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - KP2/AG2J KD8BWI OH4MDY OH4MDY VE3PYG KC1ZT W1AW/KH6 EI2CN KP2/AG2J ZZ80RJ OH4MDY KP2/W1UJ EA1NE VE1DS WA1HEW OH4MDY KP2/AG2J SIRWALTERWALLY - VE1DS EI2CN R22ALS W1AW/0 WA1HEW YL2BJ WA3OTC CT7AEQ R22ALS W1AW/0 WA1HEW K5LY K5LY OH4MDY STATENISLANDCHUCK - R22ALS CT7AEQ CT7AEQ CT7AEQ CT7AEQ OH6NVC UY6IM R22ALS CO8LY CT7AEQ OH6NVC KD8BWI EI2CN W1AW/KH6 YU7AV EI2CN KF8R AF4LB: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - ZZ80PB IW1DFU ZZ80RN J38XX R11ALS IW1DFU ZZ80MT VE2AWW VE2AWW HK1N VE2AWW OH4MDY ZZ80PB OH4MDY VE3EIB CO8LY GENERALBEUREGARDLEE - SP1MGM VE2AWW ZZ80RN EO90WF R11ALS R11ALS CO8LY RZ3BW VE3EIB VA2GU R11ALS VE3EIB SP1MGM R11ALS R2014A OH4MDY R11ALS VE3EIB VE3EIB JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - J38XX VE3EIB OH4MDY OH4MDY OH4MDY ZZ80MT OH4MDY EO90WF VA2GU RZ3BW OH4MDY VA2GU HK1N OH4MDY HK1MK OH4MDY VA2GU SIRWALTERWALLY - R11ALS IW1DFU RZ3BW VE2AWW R2014A R11ALS W2TOM PJ5/K5WE R2014A VE2AWW R2014A LM1814 LM1814 CO8LY STATENISLANDCHUCK - ZZ80RS W2TOM ZZ80BA TF4JB PJ5/K5WE KB4QNR IW1DFU ZZ80RS G4MLW ZZ80BA KB4QNR IW1FDU CO8LY HK1N LU1FAM CO8LY HK1N VE3HNE: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - K1PD W1UL N9ZXL N9ZXL N5SAN W1UL NT9L KC8AKO W7GVE N9ZXL W7GVE K1PDY K1PDY KH6OZ K9EEI N9ZXL GENERALBEUREGARDLEE - W7GVE W7GVE NT9L KE7GKM W2OR KC8AKO N9ZXL WB5QYG KE7GKM KD4NUL W2OR K9EEI W7GVE AA4GT WA4RG K1PDY K9UL K9EEI K9EEI JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - W4JBB K9EEI KE7GKM KE7GKM K1PDY NT9L KH6OZ K9EEI WB5QYG WA4RG W2OR KD4NUL KD4NUL K1PDY N7GBH W2OR WB5QYG SIRWALTERWALLY - N5SAN AG4IP WA5RES W7GVE AA4GT W1UL AA4GT WA5RES WA5RES W2OR AA4GT NT9L NT9L WB5QYG STATENISLANDCHUCK - WA5RES AA4GT NTSAN WN4AT WA5RES NT9L AG4IP WA5RES KD4NUL N5SAN KD4NUL KD4NUL KC8AKO N7GBH N1WPU KC8AKO K1PDY W2JEK: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - ZZ80PE EA6UN VO2NS XE2I VO2NS UR4UWY FT5ZM W1AW/5 G4MLW HK1NA MD0CCE RW6CY F5PLC KH6OZ/W7 RI1ANT CO8LY GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - EA3GBA RU3EG NR5T OE/DJ7PR RI1ANT V44KAI PY2ML EA3GBA EA6UN C6AKQ UR4UWY FG5FR XE2I G4MLW HK1NA CO6RD OE/DJ7PR F5PLC EA3GBA K9KBE JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - TF3JB RI1ANT HK1MK G4MLW CO8LY FT5ZM HK1NA MD0CCE J79JG VP9/G7VJR V44KAO RU3EG RI1ANT CO6RD HK1MK VO2NS FG5FR SIRWALTERWALLY - NS5Z XE2I RW6CY W1AW/5 KP2/AG2J PY2ML 6Y2T ZZ80PE UR4UWY UR4UWY V44KAO G4MLW F5PLC 6Y2T STATENISLANDCHUCK - VO2NS 6Y2T EA3GBA TF3JB RU3EG EA6UN XE2I NS5Z CO8LY C6AKQ RI1ANT MD0CCE C6AKQ HK1NA UR4UWY CO6RD V44KAOAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
AB9YC: GENERALBEAUREGARDLEE - FP/W6HGF HI3LFE NW2K HI3LFE CO8RD C6AKQ HI3LFE TF3JB KP2/W1EQ C6AKQ VE3FUJ CO8RD KP2/W1EQ FP/W6HGF KP2/AG2J VP9/G7VJR CO8RD HI3LFE VE3FUJ VE3FUJ KP2/AG2J KP2/AG2J JIMMYTHEGROUNDHOG - KP2/AG2J HI3LFE V26M V26M 6Y2T 6Y2T FP/W6HGF XE2HQI KP2/AG2J VP9/G7VJR CO8RD VE3FUJ NW2K CO8RD FP/W6HGF CO8RD VP9/G3ZAY FP/W6HGF HI3LFE PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - 8P0P YN5SU YN2NC XE2HQI K9OSC YN5SU 6Y2T VP9/G3ZAY FP/W6HGF YN2NC XE2HQI 6Y2T 8P0P HI3LFE PJ2/WI9WI VP9/M0BLF 8P0P VP9/G3ZAY WB0QQT: PUNXSUTAWNEYPHIL - WA0ITP WA9UEW NM1I N9ZXL VE5SG WA9UEW WA0ITP WA0ITP WI2W NM1I VE4KZ KG4TUY WA0ITP KG9HV NM1I WB0WLS SIRWALTERWALLY - VE5SG NM1I AB5RE WI2W WA0ITP WB0WLS WA0ITP VE4KZ AB5RE WI2W WA9UEW N9ZXL N9ZXL KG4TUYSoapbox:
SM5MEK: As always there is some letters harder to get than others. This time the letter S, but at last I got me the nice S as in SV0XCC/9. Also Swedish stns was hard to get mostly because of high level qrm from neighbours. Still fun to do this hunt as a product of my traffic on qrp cw.
KD0V: BAND CONDITIONS WERE VERY GOOD BETWEEN FEBRUARY 2 AND 8, WHICH MADE THE CHALLENGE RELATIVELY EASY THIS YEAR. IT ALSO HELP THAT IT HAD SOME FREE TIME DURING THE WEEK. OVER HALF OF THE LETTERS WERE OBTAINED USING A NORCAL 40A ON 40M. MANY HAMS JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW WELL YOU CAN DO WITH QRP. 73, MERLIN
K9OSC: Again, a fine Challenge. Seemed to take forever for me to find a "Y" but it finally came. Good to work a number of QRP stations rag chewing each month through the Challenges.
W4ISI: WAS FUN AND RUFF BUT THAT IS JUST ME.
K1IEE: The band activity was great the first half of the month most likely caused by the DX contest. I do like the word challenges the best. 73 to all Dick
K3WWP: It came down to the wire (almost) this month. I got most of the letters the first half of the month, then ran into a brick wall because of lack of time, poor propagation, local noise, and the hardest of all - simply finding a letter T. But some great DX conditions on the 25th allowed me to not only get the last T from ES1TU for this challenge, but also the last letter for the European Chapter challenge as well. In fact I got the last 9 letters for the European Chapter challenge this day (25th). These challenges are just so fascinating, especially the alphabet ones which are my favorite, that I don't see why we don't get more participation in them. They are not really that hard, and they are not intensive like our sprints, but a relaxing month-long exercise that allows for a lot of CW activity on the bands which is one of the aims of the club. Even should you have a shortage of time, you can still partially complete a challenge, get a listing on the results page, and a participation point to boot. So please do me and yourself a favor and give it a try. You may find a whole new way to enjoy this wonderful hobby.
WU1V: This was a challenging challenge for me, but I achieved it by Valentine's Day, half way through (for me) an active QRP month. 23 callsigns were required, a good mix of US and DX stations worked. From here in Massachusetts, DX stations whose calls I used included Ireland, Italy, Norway, Finland, Romania, Sweden, Mexico, Germany, Cuba, US Virgin Islands, St Kittts-Nevis, Russia, Bulgaria, Spain and Brazil. Good propagation this month. I also worked but didn't use Canada, Colombia, Hawaii, Netherlands, Peru, France, England and Baleric Islands.This was a lot of fun as usual. 72 to all, Rick
AB9YC: Once again, I made plenty of contacts, but couldn't rope in the last few letters.
KI4TI: I just began seriously working QRP at the end of January. From the first throuth the 14th I worked 74 QSO's running 5 watts into either a dipole or a Cushcraft half-wave vertical. Of those 74 QSO's, 19 were 5000 miles or more. During the ARRL contest, I did not allow ham radio to interfere with the necessities of life (napping, gradening, a little wine, etc.) I still had 177 contacts of which 39 were over 5000 miles. The longest was over 8100 miles. Worked 56 countries. During this month long QRP experience I was very pleased to note that most stations will go out of their way and take extra time if they hear QRP - even when they are working a pileup. Needless to say this is my first QRP challenge and I really enjoyed it. I made all the contacts necessary those 14 days before the ARRL contest.
VE3FUJ: For a change I didn't Complete a single word this month, one more "R" would have done it. The Competition from the Olympics was just to much, it took a big chunk of time away from the Radio. The winter Olympics are the one I like best. Summer Olympics just don't have the same appeal. See you all next month. Brion 3011
WB0QQT: Well I didn't ace the whole thing but it was still a lot of fun chasing down stations for the much needed letters. As you can see, many eluded me. It was also a good time to get reacquainted with my little under utilized You Kits HB-1B rig. Am looking forward to the "Block Party" for the month of March and plan to use the "spotting schedule" more frequently as I would think it would be a big help in finding other stations. HI HI 72's to all.....Steve
WB9G: This took me the whole month to finish. "U" and "R" were my problem, and I got my final calls in on the last night. Thanks for all the QSOs, especially the DX stations that dug me out of the noise. 72 de Chris
K1YAN: Sure is nice to have the higher bands open and be able to work those letter rich DX calls. Doesn't take long to fill the quota of Ks,Ws and Ns !
W2JEK: THIS WAS A GOOD CHALLENGE. LAST LETTERS NEEDED WERE THE "U'S". 72 AND 73 DON YOUNGER #1135
This is the month the little furry creatures we call groundhogs boldy come forth and make their prognostications for the final six weeks of winter. This challenge was first suggested by Don VE3HUR.
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. The locations in parentheses are there just for information and are not part of the words to be made.
PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL (PA)
GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE (GA)
JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG (WI)
SIR WALTER WALLY (NC)
STATEN ISLAND CHUCK (NY)
For reference, the 84 total letters contain the following (22) different letters:
A B C D E G H I J K L M N O P R S T U W X 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 goes to anyone making all the names.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
To get a Participation Point and to be listed on the web site you must make at least one name and report your results.
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
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Annandale, VA 22003
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