The NAQCC June 2015 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 .
In May of 1942, Japanese Admiral Yamamoto sought to draw the American Pacific Fleet to their destruction by attacking Midway Island, a key to the defense of Pearl Harbor. A Japanese fleet of four carriers and supporting vessels sailed to initiate the attack. A team of US cryptanalysts at Pearl Harbor had broken the Japanese JN-25 naval code used to coordinate the attack and issued a warning. US Admiral Nimitz responded with a fleet of three carriers and supporting vessels.
The ensuing battle left the Japanese carrier fleet decimated and was the end of major Japanese offensive operations. The battle cost Japan 4 carriers, a heavy cruiser, 228 aircraft and 3,057 casualties while the US losses were one carrier, a destroyer, 145 aircraft and 340 casualties. We thank these men and their comrades, past and present, for their service and sacrifice. To read about Midway click here.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Just make ALL these words from calls of stations you work. No Contest or Sprint QSOs allowed. All QSOs must be made using CW and QRP The comments in parentheses are there just for information and are not part of the words to be made:
USS YORKTOWN (US carrier lost)
USS HAMMANN (US destroyer lost)
AKAGI (Japanese carrier lost)
KAGA (Japanese carrier lost)
SORYU (Japanese carrier lost)
HIRYU (Japanese carrier lost)
MIKUMA (Japanese cruiser lost)
TBD DEVASTATOR (US dive bomber)
SBD DAUNTLESS (US dive bomber)
The 85 total letters contain these 19 different letters: A B D E G H I K M N O 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 General Rule #5 for more details on what callsign letters can be used.
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.
A choice of an item made by master woodworker Gregg WB8LZG as shown on our prizes page here goes to someone selected via a random drawing from all who participate and submit a report for this month's challenge. A person can only win once, then they become ineligible for future drawings.
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 as text to: (Please be sure to use the horizontal layout as shown above.)
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.
K3WWP: NIMITZ - SM3NXS PI4TIL/P OM5OA PI4TIL/P YT7AW WY8Z YAMAMOTO - YT7AW 9A2G PT7WM 9A2G UY2VM HC2AO PI4TIL/P HC2AO USSYORKTOWN - UT7UU K1ESE K1ESE WY8Z OM5OA DK65DARC DK65DARC YT7AW OM5OA WY8Z SM3NXS USSHAMMANN - UT7UU SM3NXS SM3NXS HC2AO YT7AW OM5OA SM3NXS YT7AW NA1L NA1L AKAGI - DK65DARC DK65DARC DK65DARC 9A2G PI4TIL/P KAGA - K1ESE OM5OA 9A2G OM5OA SORYU - SM3NXS OM5OA DK65DARC WY8Z UT7UU HIRYU - HC2AO PI4TIL/P R5WW YT7AW UT7UU MIKUMA - SM3NXS IZ4ZZB K1ESE UT7UU PT7WM 9A4A TBDDEVASTATOR - UT7UU LZ2KSB/P DK65DARC DK65DARC K1ESE UY2VM 9A4A SM3NXS UT7UU 9A4A PY2XAT OM5OA R5WW SBDDAUNTLESS - LZ2KSB/P LZ2KSB/P DK65DARC DK65DARC 9A4A UT7UU KC1NN PY2XAT NA1L K1ESE LZ2KSB/P YN5S PA0XAW: NIMITZ - PA3DNN HB9FAI/P GM0EVV/P HB9FAI/P DL6WT DL2FAZ/P YAMAMOTO - G3YHO DL2DXA/P GM0EVV/P DL2DXA/P TM5BBC LX/OO9O DL6WT LX/OO9O USSYORKTOWN - G3VGU/P SW8WW SW8WW G3YHO LX/OO9O RK3NWA DL4KCA/P EN150ITU LX/OO9O HB9BHW/P PA3DNN USSHAMMANN - G3VGU/P F6BSQ F6BSQ HB9FAI/P HB9FAI/P SM5CBN SM5CBN HB9FAI/P PA3DNN PA3DNN AKAGI - DL9DA DL4KCA/P DL9DA GM0EVV/P EN150ITU KAGA - OK8DF/P PA3DNN GM0EVV/P PA3DNN SORYU - OK1HAS LX/OO9O RK3NWA YP0Y UT4UH HIRYU - HB9FAI/P DL4IA OE7WRH YP0Y UT4UH MIKUMA - TM5BBC DL4IA OK8DF/P UT4UH SM4CTI/0 DL4IA TBDDEVASTATOR - EN150ITU HB9FAI/P DL2DXA/P DL2DXA/P GM0EVV/P GM0EVV/P DL4IA OK1HAS TM5BBC DL2FAZ/P TM5BBC LX/OO9O OE7WRH SBDDAUNTLESS - SM5CBN HB9FAI/P DL2DXA/P DL2DXA/P DL2FAZ/P UT4UH F/ON6JUN/P SM4CTI/0 DL2DXA/P GM0EVV/P S51CN S51CN K1IEE: NIMITZ - ON4VP I1ULF/8 DL9LM XE2IF YL2TQ LZ293MA YAMAMOTO - PY4XX PA1CC TM5BBC 4L8A LZ293MA OA1F TM5BBC ON4VP USSYORKTOWN - US0GA SM3DBU SM5CAK PY4XX OA1F R5WW ZB3FK YL2TQ ON4VP R5WW ON4VP USSHAMMANN - I1ULF/8 SM3DBU SM5CAK UX1HW 4L8A LZ293MA DL9LM PA1CC ON6MH ON6MH AKAGI - OA1LF ZB3FK LZ293MA US0GA I1ULF/8 KAGA - DK4LO/M OA1F US0GA LZ293MA SORYU - OK1FPS ON6MH R5WW YL2TQ SM3DBU HIRYU - IX1HW XE2IF RM4W YL2TQ I1ULF/8 MIKUMA - TM5BBC IZ8JFL/1 DK4LO/M US0GA SM3DBU US0GA TBDDEVASTATOR - TM5BBC ZB2FK DL9LM SM3DBU XE2IF SM3EVR US0GA SM3EVR TF3JB 9A4A RT9X ON6MH RM4W SBDDAUTLESS - USOGA ZB3FK DL9LM SM3DBU 9A4A SM3DBU RT9X LZ293MA XE2IF OK1FPS SM3EV DH0DK: NIMITZ - ON6WL SV8/F9IE LZ293MA SV8/F9IE DL2LRT LZ293MA YAMAMOTO - RY3AAA LZ293MA LZ293MA LZ293MA HA/OM7PY HA/OM7PY DL2LRT HA/OM7PY USSYORKTOWN - 4JG1EU LZ2KSB LZ2KSB RY3AAA OE/DL6WT RY3AAA LZ2KSB UR7VT OE/DL6WT OE/DL6WT ON6WL USSHAMMANN - 4JG1EU SV8/F9IE SV8/F9IE HA/OM7PY RY3AAA HA/OM7PY HB9CMI RY3AAA JE4URN JE4URN AKAGI - RY3AAA LZ2KSB RY3AAA 4JG1EU HB9CMI KAGA - OK8DF RY3AAA 4JG1EU RY3AAA SORYU - SP0CFF OK8DF RY3AAA HA/OM7PY UR7VT HIRYU - HA/OM7PY HB9CMI DL2LRT HA/OM7PY UR7VT MIKUMA - HB9CMI S5100ISONZO OK8DF JE4URN OK1MLP HA/OM7PY TBDDEVASTATOR - UR7VT LZ2KSB DL2LRT DL2LRT 4JG1EU SV8/F9IE HA/OM7PY SP0CFF OE/DL6WT DL6AP OE/DL6WT OK8DF DL2LRT SBDDAUNTLESS - TK6LS LZ2KSB OE/DL6WT OE/DL6WT DL6AP JE4URN S5100ISONZO TK6LS LZ293MA 4JG1EU TK6LS S52CUAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
K9JWV: NIMITZ - N7MFB W7AIT N7FMB W7AIT W7AIT K8ZYD AKAGI - WG0AT K6TBW WG0AT WG0AT K4XI KAGA - K6TBW W7AIT W0GXQ W7AIT SORYU - WA2USA W9OP W4RKN K8ZYD WA2USA HIRYU - HB9CQ W0ERI W4KRN K8ZYD WA2US N8XMS: USSYORKTOWN - WN9U WW2LST WW2LST CO8LY CO8LY KE5PRL K4HPP K4TP CO8LY WN9U WN9U USSHAMMANN - K9UCX K9OSC K9OSC K4HPP W7AIT W3MWR W3MWR W7AIT WN9U NC4H HIRYU - K4HPP W7AIT KE5PRL CO8LY WN9U MIKUMA - W4AMV W7AIT K4HPP K9UCX W4AMV R6A N1JI: YAMAMOTO - AK4NY RA1QD SM4DDE RA1QD KM4LT GU4YOX CT1BWW GU4YOX MIKUMA - KM4LT PV8ADI AK4NY GU4YOX OM0CS ES5QA AKAGI - ES5QA KB1CL AK4NY GU4YOX PV8ADI SORYU - ES5QA CO8RRM DF2RR YL2TQ GU4YOX KAGA - KB1CL PA7FA GU4YOX PA7FA TBDDEVASTATOR - YL2TQ KB1CL SM4DDE SM4DDE SM4DDE VP2MKV HK1ANP K2LNS YL2TQ HK1ANP N2ATB CO8RRM DF2R N0WKZ: USSYORKTOWN - WN7SIU W4RPS W4RPS KF9YGL WN6OHG WB8AJR K7DCG W0IIT WN6OHG AA2ZW N8XEE AKAGI - AA7FV K7DCG AA7FV K7DCG WN7SIU KAGA - KC4WJO WB8AJR K7DCG WB8AJR TBDDEVASTATOR - W0IIT WB8AJR N7DC N7DC N8XEE AA7FV VA5CW DL/SP3CW VE2TH AE4W VE2TH ND2O W6GR KR9Z: NIMITZ - N7DC K6III W5MSV K6III WT4Y KB9ZLK YAMAMOTO - K2PAY K2PAY W5MSV K2PAY K7VM KE4OH WT4Y KE4OH AKAGI - AK4NY K0CW K9AAA AC8RG K6III KAGA - KE4OH K9AAA AC8RG K9AAA KG5HCF: USSHAMMANN - N1WPU NN0SS NN0SS KF7YHB WA8AXF SM7ZDI SM7ZDI AG4P N1WPU N1WPU AKAGI - WA8AXF KF7YHB WA8AXF N1CLG SM7ZDI KAGA - KF7YHB WA5RES N1CLG WA5RES HIRYU - KF7YH K4ISW WA5RES KF7YHB N1WPU K1YAN: NIMITZ - N8SL WB4KLI W4MQC NI4BK AM810TL W3ZRW YAMAMOTO - N3YWQ AM810TL AM810TL AM810TL AM810TL WA1GOV HA9RT WA1GOV AKAGI - WA1GOV WB4KLI WA1GOV WA1GOV WB4KLI KAGA - NI4BK VE1BA WA1GOV VE1BA SORYU - N8SL OZ1HDF W3ZRW N3YWQ UX1HW HIRYU - OZ1HDF NI4BK HA9RT CM8JY UX1HW MIKUMA - W4MQC N4WI NI4BK YU7VX CM8JY AC8LJ TBDDEVASTATOR - HA9RT VE1BA OZ1HDF OZ1HDF W1EE WA1GOV HA9RT N8SL AG4T HA9RT AG4T EW8O HA9RSoapbox:
K3WWP: I deviated from my usual tact of trying to do the challenge with all DX stations this month. I just took what came along so that I would have more time to enjoy the lovely June weather and not be stuck in the shack chasing letters. So I finished up on the 9th - pretty quick for so many letters. Now I need six letters/numbers to finish the European Chapter challenge. Also looking forward to the FD challenge. I'll be using N3AQC along with KC2EGL and WB3FAE (and maybe K3RLL) in a multi-op FD effort by our WPA Chapter. Hope to work you all there.
PA0XAW: Nice call signs for this challenge are OO9O and UT4UH. FB challenge! 73, Age
K1IEE: Was not sure I would accomplish this challenge with the poor band conditions for most of the month. I tried mostly around 1100 and 0100 UTC hours. Thanks to all 73 Dick
N8XMS: My operating time this month was extremely limited and I fell far short on this challenge. I do think that it was rather appropriate that WW2LST was one of the stations that I worked for this important historical event from WW2.
K1YAN: Didn't make the whole list this month. Band conditions, thunderstorms and personal stuff held down the number of QSOs. Needed 9 Ss and only came up with 2.
DH0DK: The log ready at the last minute. Ready for a new game. Thanks to all 72 Ben #7576