The NAQCC June 2017 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 .
OLD HOME BREW GEAR
We go back to the days of early hollow state technology when a rig gave you light, heat, RF and a place to keep you cup o' joe warm. It was home brew everything, except in the very well heeled hams shack. See how many of these terms ring a bell. If you need a little reminder and your 1940s handbook isn't handy, check out next months newsletter.
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 subject to the General Challenge Rules. (Any spaces in the phrases should be ignored. For example the challenge phrase "INVERTED V ANTENNA" should be treated as if it is the single word "INVERTEDVANTENNA.")
MERCURY VAPOR RECTIFIER
GRID BLOCK KEYING
The 86 total letters contain these 23 different letters : A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W 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 General Rule #5 for more details on what callsign letters can be used.
If you need some help with your alphabet challenge record keeping take a look at our Alphabet Tutorial page for everything from some great pencil & paper methods to fully computerized tools.
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
NEXT - NF8M W8REI N8XMS K9EYT
(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 in the horizontal format shown above to:
E-mail: (You must type that address into your email program.)
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC February Challenge
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.
N4EEV: CONDENSER - CO2SG CO2SG K1USN WW2IND HG17EYOF K1USN CO2SG HG17EYOF CO8RRM VIBRATORSUPPLY - V31PS WW2IND AB5XP CO8RRM AB5XP N0TA CO2SG CO8RRM CO2SG K1USN AB5XP AB5XP LZ1EV HG17EYOF LECHERWIRES - LZ1EV LZ1EV CO2SG HG17EYOF LZ1EV CO8RRM WW2IND WW2IND AD8J/HR9 EA6NB V31PS MERCURYVAPORRECTIFIER - CO8RRM EA6NB AD8J/HR9 CO8RRM K1USN HA8RM HG17EYOF V31PS AB5XP V31PS HG17EYOF HA8RM WR4I AD4EB CO8RRM N0TA WR4I HG17EYOF WR4I AD4EB WR4I QUENCHOSCILLATOR - HA6FQ N4UC KC4TEO WW2IND PA3CWN HG17EYOF HG17EYOF V31PS PA3CWN W4II K4KBL K4KBL HA6FQ KC4TEO CO8RRM W4DRN GRIDBLOCKKEYING - CO2SG W4DRN W4II WW2IND AB5XP WB5BKL CO8RRM KC4TEO K1USN K1USN KC4TEO KN4Y W4II WW2IND CO2SG AH6AX: CONDENSER - KA3LOC KB1WOD WW2IND KB1WOD AE4RM WW2IND WA2JSG AE4RM W2RU VIBRATORSUPPLY - KA0HVW WW2IND KB1WOD W2RU WA3GM W1XT KB1WOD AE4RM WA2JSG W2RU K5MP K5MP K4KBL WB1GYZ LECHERWIRES - K4KBL N5E KA3LOC WI5H N5E AE4RM KB1WOD WW2IND KJ1RE KJ1RE KA5TJS MERCURYVAPORRECTIFIER - WA3GM KJ1RE KJ1RE KA4CDN W2RU W8RDG WB1GYZ KA0HVW WA3GM N5P KA3LOC W8RDG K4BXR N9EP KA4CDN W1XT WI5H N3ADF WI5H N9EP K4BXR QUENCHOSCILLATOR - N3QW F5UQE KE4OH N3ADF KC2ICA WI5H KA3LOC KA5TJS KC2ICA KC2ICA KA3LOC KA3LOC N3ADF KA5TJS KE4OH AF1RM GRIDBLOCKKEYING - WA3GM AF1RM KC2ICA KB1WOD KB1WOD N4LKL KE4OH KC2ICA KB1WOD KB1WOD KE4OH K4NYI W3IQ N3ADF WA3G AE4RM: CONDENSER - KV3CVO KB3MOW N9AE K1EDG F5UQE N9AE KB1HQS F5UQE KA2FIR VIBRATORSUPPLY - KV3CVO KA2FIR KB3MOW KA2FIR AH6AX W1TAG KB3MOW N5R KB1HQS F5UQE K5MP K5MP K4LBL LY5W LECHERWIRES - K4LBL K1EDG KV3CVO AH6AX K1EDG N5R KB3MOW KA2FIR KR7RK N9AE W5IQS MERCURYVAPORRECTIFIER - K5MP N9AE KR7RK N3CKI F5UQE KR7RK LY5W KV3CVO AH6AX K8MP KV3CVO KR7RK N5IR EA1AOQ N3CKI W1TAG N3CKI F5UQE N3CKI EA1AOQ N5IR QUENCHOSCILLATOR - F5UQE UX1HW N4EX N3CKI K8FAC AH6AX KV3CVO W5IQS K8FAC N4IDH K4LBL K4LBL AH6AX TE8DX KB1WOD N4PIR GRIDBLOCKKEYING - WA3GM N4PIR N4IDH K1EDG KB3MOW LY5W KB1WOD K9DAC K5MP K5MP N4EX YV5LAY N5IR N3CKI WA3GM AA4NN: CONDENSER - UA3ECJ JM7OLW EA6NB VE2PID F5UQE EA6NB US0CD F5UQE HA8RM VIBRATORSUPPLY - VE2PID VE2PID EA6NB HA8RM UA3ECJ TE8DX JM7OLW DL7RKK US0CD F5UQE VE2PID VE2PID LY5A LY5A LECHERWIRES - LY5A VE2PID UA3ECJ HA5GY VE2PID DL7RKK JM7OLW VE2PID F6ARL UA3ECJ W1IS MERCURYVAPORRECTIFIER - HA8RM UA3ECJ F6ARL US0CD F5UQE RK3ER LY5A VE2PID UA3ECJ F5PLC OK2LT RK3ER RK3ER TE8DX US0CD TE8DX EI66WAW F5UQE EI66WAW TE8DX RK3ER QUENCHOSCILLATOR - F5UQE UA3ECJ EI66WAW ON7PQ UC5G HA5GY OK2LT W1IS UC5G EI11WAW DL7RKK DL7RKK LY5A OK2LT ON7PQ RM2D GRIDBLOCKKEYING - UC5G RM2D EI11WAW VE2PID EA6NB JM7OLW ON7PQ F5PLC DL7RKK DL7RKK EI66WAW HA5GY F5IN ON7PQ UC5G KJ4R: CONDENSER - XE1CCB KI4IO F5IN TE8DX XE1CCB F5IN KE8EAS XE1CCB R3PR VIBRATORSUPPLY - K1OV KI4IO W9BZ R3PR KE8EAS UT4XU KI4IO R3PR KE8EAS UW1GZ R3PR R3PR LY5W LY5W LECHERWIRES - LY5W EW7EW XE1CCB TI2/KM4HI EW7EW R3PR W9BZ KI4IO CO7FR EW7EW VE3IDS MERCURYVAPORRECTIFIER - CM8CF EW7EW CO7FR XE1CCB UW1GZ RN3CT LY5W K1OV KE8EAS N9EP K1OV RN3CT UR0VQ N9EP XE1CCB UT4XU KI4IO F5IN KI4IO N9EP UR0VQ QUENCHOSCILLATOR - UR0VQ UT4XU KE8EAS N9EP CO7FR TI2/KM4HI K1OV VE3IDS CO7FR F5IN LY5A LY5A WA1HEW TF3JB CO7FR W3MWR GRIDBLOCKKEYING - UW1GZ W3MWR F5IN TE8DX W9BZ WB5BKL CO7FR CM8CF KI4IO KI4IO KE8EAS LY5A TI2/KM4HI N9EP UW1GZAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
N4EEV: I decided to start the monthly challenge after a long absence and I am very glad I did. Thans for the QSO! 73 Mike AH6AX: This month was tougher than in the past - band condx for me were not good, but managed to work a lot of fellow SKCC and FISTS members. I had to dump several calls that I'd gotten during the GA QSO party - didn't know using QSO party wasn't allowed... but... found replacements so all worked out. Thanks for another fun word challenge! 73/72! -Larry AH6AX KJ4R: Worked the challenge this month entirely with my PFR-3B. Added two new countries to my QRP DXCC totals. Number 103 and 104 TF(40M) and EW(30M). Band condx seemed pretty good overall on 40 and 30. I even had a station from the Ukraine answer my CQ on 30 meters. I can't remember any DX other than VE ever answering my QRP CQ's so that was a nice surprise. Worked my first contact for the challenge on 6/5 and finished on 6/12. I've got a work trip to Germany around the end of the month so worked at it to finish early.