The NAQCC June 2015 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 .
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 received before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.
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WA2FBN: QRP 4 watts into PAR multiband EFHW up 25ft. Bulldog paddle. Bad wx chased me inside to operate at home. Total 94 contacts and 36 states. 72 es 73 Ken
WB5UUA: At first, my goal was to work 20 states. I achieved that relatively fast. My second goal was to make 100 contacts within the 24 hour period. And I achieved that also. :) I'm still amazed what you can do with 5 watts and a single conversion superhet receiver into a wire antenna. My MFJ-9020 works well in the summer. I think I'll go ahead and get the MFJ-9040 for winter.
K0FNR: K0FNR- Spent about 4.5 hrs S&P on 20M during daylight hours. Used my resonate-feedline 20M dipole, aka end-fed dipole, with the vertical leg running up from about 5' to 22'' then the horizontal leg running out. Was pleased with my first try with this "inverted Up and Outer"; from my CO QTH was able to work CO and some adjoining states as well as coast to coast and north to south. Had fun !!!
N3NFL: I prepared on Friday since the forecast was for heavy rain. Set up in a shed on Gent Hill ( East of Ulster PA ) with a homebrew 40m / 20m Skeleton Sleeve Antenna and a K1. Spent a total of 6 hours and got 18 states ( counting Washington DC. ) Although it was cold and wet I had fun. Next year 20 states!!!
WA2JSG: Had a great time in the limitied time I had to work 20 states for NAQCC FD Challenge. Ran 5 watts (class 1E) from section SNJ off a 12v battery to an all-band vertical. Kent Straight Key. Sure a lot of patient operators listening for my little QRP signal & straight key with my 2x3 callsign (hi hi) during a high volume contest. Curt
KN1H: Used FT817 powered by 7AH gel cel, about 3W output, to tuned doublet in pine trees. Operated on 15, 20 and 40M. Worked 28 States, plus 2 Provinces, Puerto Rico and an HA3 before the rain started!
NQ2W: I operated 1B battery from a campsite in Warren County, NY using two separate EFHW antennas for 40 and 20...I found out that I could load the 40 on 15 using a tuner to make a few 15 meter QSOs. Lots of work setting up the station but it was worth it! Have a great summer! Will
KF7WNS: I worked from home using battery power. K1 @ 5W to a 3WL Long Wire @ 45'. Spent 6 hours on Saturday : made 101 contacts, 38 states, and 52 sections. Spent most of my time on 20M. By the time I moved to 40M, the band had already gone long so missed many nearby sections. Had a great time. 72, Gary
N0WKZ: Lots of fun and nice weather. End Fed Half Wave Verticals and one End Fed Half Wave Inverted V.
N4NSS: All contacts are from HOME using a 53ft. wire and a KX3 on battery power (two marine batteries), overkill on the batteries, I know. The KX3 is a superb rig. Conditions were not tip top but I had a great time this year.
N8ZYA: I used the "search and pounce" method for field day from my home station. I have an Icom 703 running 5 watts into an "indoor random wire" about 50 ft long. I feed the piece of Radio Shack speaker wire into a MFJ tuner which works well on all bands. With the exception of seven contacts on 20 meters, and one contact on 80 meters, the rest of the stations I worked were on the 40 meter band. I worked a total of 53 stations. John N8ZYA
N7GOA: Thank you for sponsoring this QRP monthly challenge during field day. I would likely not have participated in field day this year if it hadn't been for the desire to see how many states I could work with 5 Watts in one weekend. Thank you again. 73 & God bless you all. Ron
K3WWP: Our WPA Chapter's 3A operation consisting of me, KC2EGL, and WB3FAE got all but KL7 and DE. However I only worked 40 personally. The event though was just about as much fun as you can have and still keep it legal. HI. What a great time working with and fellowshipping with those two great guys. A day later, I'm still sitting here wishing I could be back in that FD tent. All told, we made 562 QSOs which we are all proud of. It will be interesting to see how that stacks up with other QRP operations. We did it in a torrential downpour and with a tornado touchdown 25 miles away. We did lose a little prime time Saturday evening when the lightning was too close for comfort and we shut down for about 90 minutes waiting for the lightning to move further away. The downpours we didn't mind and worked through them as long as there was no associated lightning. All in all we put in about 14 1/2 hours of operating time. Full story and pictures in the WPA Chapter news of the upcoming NAQCC newsletter.
WG5F: 1B battery Oklahoma, KX3, 5 watts into 250 foot loop. 63 Sections and 221 total contacts.
W2JEK: My club canceled it's Field Day operation because of a bad weather forecast. Because of rain I gave up on the idea of a back yard portable operation. Instead used my home station antennas with my monoband qrp rigs using my solar charged battery and a 7ah gel cell. Rigs were Oak Hills OHR-40, OHR100-a [20m] and Ten-Tec 1380 [80m]. Antennas were 20m gnd. plane and end fed wire for 40 and 80. Wound up with 72 QSO'S in class 1E.
K1YAN: Worked 54 Qs, 31 states and 37 sections between 40 and 20 meters. Bands were fair on Saturday and in and out on Sunday with lots of QSB. Usually run QRPp around 500 mW but decided on a full gallon, 5000 mW, due to conditions. My sympathies to the guys who were out in the field around here on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. WX was very windy, gusting to near 55 mph, cool and LOTS of rain ... not a day for camping out.
VE3EDX: KX3 at 5 watts into 31 foot vertical, 7 AH battery. 44 states, 4 provinces and Virgin Islands. QRP on field day is hard work, had to give lots of repeats especially on my section ONN. Lots of fun. Thanks to all.
WB3T: What a fun Field Day! I worked "Yard Portable" with battery power and a portable Hy-Gain AV-18VS vertical supported by a cast iron patio umbrella stand, using 8 ground radials. I set up my Coleman 5x7 foot tent as a temporary QTH. I ran the K2 at 5 Watts and both CW and SSB modes on 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. I was surprised at the good luck I had on 40, that antenna usually does not shine on the lower frequencies, but I managed 13 contacts altogether on 40. My total was 42 contacts on CW, and 14 on phone for a grand total of 56 in a little under 4 hours of operating, about 2 hours each day. 21 states, one province, one DX. I always say contests are great for earning awards, well if I was a newbie, just that weekend alone would have gotten me almost halfway to WAS, using QRP! 72/73 and thanks everybody for the Q's, I did work some familiar calls.