The NAQCC June 2014 Field Day Challenge
All challenge info such as rules are now in the hands of Gary K1YAN. Email him with any questions in that regard at .
The results on this page are the responsibility of Hap K7HAP. Email him with any questions in that regard at .
Portable: N8XMS:  AL AR CO IL IN LA MA ME MI MN MO MT NC NH NY SC TN TX WA WI N1DN:  AL AR CA FL GA IA IL LA MA ME MI MO NH NJ NY OH OK PA TN TX VA WI WV N3AQC/K3WWP:  AL AR AZ CA CO CT FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MN MO MS MT NC NE NH NJ NM NY OH OK PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI K0ALN:  AL AK AZ AR CA CO FL GA HI IL IN IA KS KY LA MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NH NJ NY NC ND OH OR PA RI SC SD TN TX VT VA WA WI NQ2W:  AL AR AZ CA CO CT DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NY OH OK OR PA RI SC TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV AF4LB:  AL AR CO EMA ENY GA IL KS LA ME MI MN MS ND NFL NM NTX OK ORG QC SF UT VA WI WMA WTX WWA Home: K0FNR:  AL AR AZ CA CO FL GA IL IN LA MN MT NM NY OH OR PA TX WA WI K9OSC: (20) AL CA IL KS MA MI MN MO MT NE NH NJ NY OH OR PA TN TX WA WI KU4A:  AL AR AZ CA CO CT DE FL IL IN KS MA MD ME MI MN MO MT NC NH NJ NM NY OH OK OR PA RI SD TN TX UT VA WA WI WV WB0PYF:  AR CA CO MDC SFL GA HI IL IN KY ME EMA MN MS MT ND NH NNJ OH OR EPA RI SC SD STX UT VA WWA WY K9EYT:  AR CA FL GA IL KS KY MD MI MN MO MT NC NE NH NJ OK PA TX VA WI AK3X:  AL AR FL IA IL IN LA MA MD MN MS NC NJ NY OH PA RI SD TX VAAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
Portable: W2JEK:  IL ME MI OH VA WV Home: VE3FUJ:  IL MA ME NC NJ OH PA QC VA
K0FNR: 20M here in CO Saturday afternoon was wall-to-wall, have no idea how they heard my signal in that crowd. NM CO IL CA were on 15M----rest on 20M. Used my end-fed vertical dipole in the spruce tree.
N8XMS: I used my Elecraft K1 with a battery and a wire tossed up into a tree in the back yard. I operated for about 2 hours and had a lot of fun.
K3WWP: Mike KC2EGL and I set up a portable FD operation for the NAQCC using the club call of N3AQC. Conditions were not all that good although our portable setup seemed to be working well. We made 288 QSOs between us from 41 states. At least I personally worked 40 and I think Mike also worked MI which I didn't. I don't think Mike worked any others that I didn't. Anyway the list above is of the 40 that I worked. Just for the record although they don't count for the challenge, we also worked Ontario, Nova Scotia, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. We had a great time and operated for something like 12 hours all told. We may have some pictures with a story we'll write for the July newsletter.
K0ALN: Op at 9800' on the "Flat-Tops" above Dotsero, CO. Buddipole on 20M/15M and an end-fed dipole at 20' for 40M/20M/10M. FT817nd with solar-charging a small L-A battery. Conditions were so-so on Saturday, but terrific on Sunday! I think field ops should get a multiplier for excess mosquitos! A little chilly 40 degrees) at night (which kept the mosquitos down for a few hours). Good tent and warm bag helped with a short Sat. night. 10 short of WAS. Just couldn't track down distant ME, CT, DE, & WV - or close-in grouping of ID, NV, NM, OK, UT & WY. Thrilled to get AK and HI though, and much improved over last year.
N2QW: Operated 1B1B from a campground in Warren County, NY with my K1 and EFHW dipoles for 40 and 20 meters. Pretty decent conditions and was able to make quite a few contacts. I heard SD but couldn't work 'em. I had antennas set to go for 15 and 80 meters but didn't have enough time to get them in the air. I just gotta figure out a way to get these doggone antennas up in the air and working in a shorter amount of time...had loads of fun and can't wait to do it again.
W2JEK: Used my Oak Hills OHR-40 rig at 5 W for 6 states and also a VE powered by a battery charged by a solar panel for the natural power bonus at the Bergen ARA Field Day site. Antenna was a dipole at 50 ft between two light poles. Did this at the start of FD and then let the fellows run 100W. Had fun.
VE3FUJ: With all the Soccer games on TV something had to give, so I ended up watching more Soccer than listening to CW Contests ergo the low score. 72 Brion
AK3X: Field Day seems to always fall on my wedding anniversary or on XYL's birthday. No different this year so I stayed at home and snuck in a few QSOs. Worked 10 states on 20 and later on 10 states on 40. I seemed to be having trouble working strong stations on 20, but thought it was just propagation. After FD I discovered my DSW-20 was only putting out about 25 mw! Found the problem quickly and all is back to normal. A cold solder joint after 15 years... oh well. My joints are not getting better with age either HI. 72, Peter
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.