The NAQCC June 2017 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 according to the number of logs submitted. Work at least the required number of ARRL/RAC Contest Sections during field day, either from your home station or portable from the field.
As in the ARRL FD Rules.
!! NOTICE: NEW RULES - READ THE CHANGES BELOW CAREFULLY ---------- NOTICE: NEW RULES - READ THE CHANGES BELOW CAREFULLY !!
1. You must use QRP or QRPp power. The other station may use any power. You may use any type of antenna.
2. If you are part of a multi-op FD station, no matter what call sign is used, even if it is your own, only the QSOs MADE BY YOU PERSONALLY at QRP or QRPp power count.
3. ARRL Field Day rules govern all aspects of the contest for purposes of this challenge, except as noted.
4. Entities to be counted are the ARRL/RAC Contest Sections used for the FD exchange, not US States. The ARRL/RAC Contest Sections, which include US States, Canadian Provinces, Puerto Rico (PR), Virgin Islands (VI) and DX ( a single entity consisting of any country aside from those just mentioned ), are listed below.
5. The DX entity may be counted ONLY ONCE regardless of how many different DX countries you work.
6. A number of states and provinces have multiple contest sections. Each section counts toward your total worked. For example: New Jersey has southern NJ, SNJ, and northern NJ, NNJ. Each counts toward your total.
ARRL/RAC CONTEST SECTIONS:
W1 CT EMA ME NH RI VT WMA
W2 ENY NLI NNJ NNY SNJ WNY
W3 DE EPA MDC WPA
W4 AL GA KY NC NFL SC SFL WCF TN VA PR VI
W5 AR LA MS NM NTX OK STX WTX
W6 EB LAX ORG SB SCV SDG SF SJV SV PAC
W7 AZ EWA ID MT NV OR UT WWA WY AK
W8 MI OH WV
W9 IL IN WI
W0 CO IA KS MN MO NE ND SD
VE MAR NL QC ONN ONS ONE GTA MB SK AB BC NT
A certificate and Participation Point go to everyone who works at least 30 ARRL Contest Sections, either from home or portable in the field, and submits their results before the deadline.
A Participation Point goes to everyone who works at least 10, but not 30 or more ARRL Contest Sections, either from home or portable 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 the Field Day and the normal June challenges.
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If you work all Continental US sections OR all VE sections we'll send you a NAQCC FD CLEAN SWEEP certificate. Make all contacts at QRPp power, 1 watt or less, and get a QRPp endorsement. For the US certificate only, there are endorsements for Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands and DX sections. Submit a statement that you have worked the required contacts and for a QRPp endorsement the maximum power used to make the required contacts. You may use both QRP and QRPp power during the contest as long as all the required contacts for a QRPp endorsement are established and completed at 1 watt or less. Contacts for this certificate are only from the current year contest and do not accumulate from year to year. There are no antenna restrictions for this award. NOTE: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR THIS CERTIFICATE IS THE SAME AS THE CHALLENGE SUBMITTAL DEADLINE (see LOGS section below).
If you work all 50 states, we'll send you an NAQCC WAS certificate. For the WAS certificate, you must have used only simple wire antennas. See the awards page for details.
If you work all 8 Canadian provinces, we'll send you an NAQCC WAVE certificate. For the WAVE certificate, you must have used only simple wire antennas. See the awards page for details.
For your report, just tell us the number of ARRL/RAC Contest Sections worked and list them alphabetically by their abbreviations using the format shown below. Also tell us if you worked from HOME or PORTABLE so we may put you in the correct category.
[Your call] [space] [total sections claimed] [space] [alphabetical list of sections worked, single spaced]
Example: K1YAN 6 EMA KS LA MI ND WV
There should be no special formatting, no extra characters like commas, hyphens etc. Only plain text in a horizontal format with no tabs and single spaces between items.
Please preface any soapbox comments with "SOAPBOX:" so we will know what you want posted and what is private.
Send your results to:
E-mail: (You must type that address into your email program.)
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC June FD Challenge
All entries must be received before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.
Portable: KN1H: 31 AL AZ CO EPA GA IA IL IN KS KY LAX MDC MI MN MO ND NE NM NV NTX OH OK ONS SB SD SK STX VA WCF WMA WPA W2JEK: 30 AL AZ CO DX EPA GA GTA IL IN KS KY MDC MI MO MS NC NFL OH OK ORG SC SDG SFL SK STX TN UT VA WTX WV K3WWP: 55 AL AR CO CT DE EMA ENY EPA GA GTA IA IL IN KS KY LA MAR MDC ME MI MN MO MS NC NE NFL NH NLI NM NNJ NTX NV OH OK ONS PR QC RI SC SD SFL SNJ STX TN UT VA VI VT WCF WI WMA WNY WPA WV WWA W3IQ: 30 AL CO CT DE EMA ENY EPA GA IL IN KY MDC ME MN NC NH NLI NNJ NNY OH ONE ONN ONS RI SC SNJ TN VA VT WI KC2EGL: 44 AB AL AR AZ CO CT EMA EPA GA IA IL IN KS KY MAR MDC MI MN MO MT NC NFL NH NLI NM OH OK OR QC RI SC SCV SD SK SNJ STX SV TN UT VA WI WMA WNY WWA WY7N: 64 AB AK AL AR AZ BC CO EB EMA ENY EPA GA GTA IA IL IN KS KY LA LAX MDC ME MI MN MO MS NC ND NFL NH NLI NM NNJ NNY NTX OH OK ONS OR ORG PAC PR QC RI SC SCV SD SDG SF SFL SJV SK SNJ STX SV TN VA WCF WI WMA WNY WPA WTX WWA K9OSC: 40 AL AR AZ CO CT EPA GA IN IL KS KY EMA MDC ME MI MN MO MS MT NC NH NLI NM NNJ NTX OH OK RI SCV SDG STX TN UT WPA WNY WV WMA WWA VA WY KB7LJP: 40 AK AL BC EB EMA GA IA IL IN KY LA LAX MD MDC MN MO MT NC NE NFL NH NLI NTX OK PAC SCV SDG SF SK SNJ STX SV TN UT VA WI WMA WPA WWA WY Home: WA2JSG: 33 AL AZ CO EMA ENY GA NH IL KS KY MDC ME MI MN MO MS NC NFL OH OK ONE QC RI SC SFL SK TN VA WI WMA WNY WPA WV VA3YT: 37 AL AR AZ CT DE EMA ENY EPA GA IA IL IN KS KY MAR MDC ME MI MS NC NFL NH NLI NNJ OH OR RI SC SCV SNJ STX VA WI WMA WPA WTX WV K1YAN: 37 CT DE DX EMA ENY EPA GA GTA IL IN KY MAR MDC ME MI MO NC NH NNJ OH OK ONE ONS QC SC SD SDG SNJ STX TN VA VT WI WMA WNY WPA WV AK3X: 30 AL BC CO EMA GA GTA IA IL IN KS LAX ME MN MT NC NM NTX NV OH ONE PR SC SCV SK SV TN UT WCF WI WWA KU4A: 43 AL AR AZ CT EMA ENY EPA GA GTA IA IL IN KS KY MDC ME MI MO MS NC NFL NH NLI NNJ NTX OH OK ONE ONS QC RI SC SDG SFL SNJ STX TN VA VT WI WMA WNY WPAAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
Portable: N3NFL: 5 IN OH TX WI WNY VE3DQN: 13 AL EMA EPA GTA MDC NH NLI NNJ SFL TN VA WI WV Home: KB1M: 19 CT EMA EPA GTA IL IN MDC ME NC NH NLI NNJ PR SC SFL SNJ WMA WPA VA
WA2JSG: Always enjoy the FD Challenge, probably the only NAQCC Challenge I participate in. Made a total of 56 contacts (33 sections) from home (too many mosquitoes to be sitting outside all night hi hi) using 5w to a vertical on 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, and even one on 6m. Used my IC-703 off a 12v car battery to a vertical antenna. Big ole Kent Straight Key. Look forward to FD 2018. KN1H: Operated portable from a campsite in Hayward WI. Put up a tuned doublet about 30' high and worked total of 54 stations on 20, 40 and 80M. Luckily the campground had plenty of trees! Used FT817 at 3W out on battery power. W2JEK: WAS PORTABLE WITH BERGEN ARA AS K2BAR. FIRST ON 40 CW WITH SOLAR CHARGED BATTERY FOR 9 QSO USING OHR40 AT 5W. THEN TO 20 CW WITH OHR100A AT 5W BATTERY FOR 60 QSO. USED DIPOLE ANTENNAS. A LOT OF FUN. WAS ABLE TO WORK 20 CW THIS YEAR. HAD A GREAT TIME. K1YAN: I ran 800 mW with an FT-950, attenuator and G5RV at 30 ft. All S&P for sections with my contacts mostly split between 40m and 20m and a few on 15m. QSB was very deep for most of the contest with stations S9 and then quickly gone into the noise. By and large the west and west coast were a black hole -- the few stations heard from those areas were weak and then gone into the noise. My final results were 68 QSOs in 37 ARRL sections ( C6 for DX ). N3NFL: Set up in the dark in the back yard of the Little River Inn in Aldie VA. Was only on the air for a half an hour, but having Field Day at a Bed and Breakfast was great ( good food and interesting people ). Antenna was a Wolf River coil with an MFJ whip and 4 radials and rig was the K1. I was 1B in VA. Dave K3WWP: A great time was had by KC2EGL and me operating 2B using the club call of N3AQC from my front porch. We fell just short of our goal of 500 QSOs, winding up with 491. Our combined state total was 44, missing ID MT WY ND AK HI. We worked 5 provinces plus PR and VI. I'm not sure of our combined section total, but it was at least 55, probably in the low 60s as Mike worked some that I didn't work in my 55 total. AK3X: Operated from home on emergency power using my MFJ 9200 on 15 in the afternoon and 20 in the evening on Saturday only... running 4 watts. Got 14 sections on 15, and 16 on 20. 15 meters was good, but 20 meters was outstanding, in that I easily worked west coast stations which usually does not happen because of my antenna orientation. (not to mention lousy propagation!). I had planned to operate on Sunday but had a minor family medical emergency that took most of Sunday. All in all, a fun time. 72.. Peter KC2EGL: Had a fantastic time operating from John's (K3WWP) porch for field day. Thanks to all who may have logged us on 20M. WY7N: I can't believe it's been four years since I've done Field Day. I was very busy and remember deciding to skip a year. Alas that was four years ago! Where does the time go?! I set up (with permission) at the local High School football field bleachers. Two verticals, one 43' tall, the other 31'. The first tuned to 40 M and the 2nd to 20 M. The aluminum bleachers made an excellent groundplane, though I still laid out some radials. This year wasn't a record for me, but I'm still very pleased. I worked 40 states, 64 sections with about 12 hours of operating.