The NAQCC July 2017 Challenge
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It is the patriotic month of July and you will see the Stars and Stripes flying all over the landscape. Over the years, it has evolved into the flag we know today. When it flew over the Continental Army, in January of 1776, as they lay siege to British occupied Boston, it bore 13 alternating red and white stripes and the British Union Jack in the canton, where we now see a field of stars. In May of that year Betsy Ross sewed her famous, although unofficial, flag. In June the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act that officially established 13 alternating red and white stripes with a canton of 13 white stars on a blue field. By 1794, with the addition of Vermont and Kentucky, there were 15 states and the next Flag Act, in January of that year, provided for 15 stripes and 15 stars. In 1818 a Flag Act returned the number of stripes to 13 and one star for each state. An additional star was to be added on the July 4th following the admission of a new state. Successive acts established proportions for the flag and dealt with the arrangement and number of stars in the canton.
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.")
BRITISH UNION JACK
RED AND WHITE STRIPES
The 85 total letters contain these 21 different letters : A B C D E F G H I J K L N O P R S T U 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.
AH6AX: BRITISHUNIONJACK - KB1WOD K1ARR W3IQ KD9VT W3IQ N0RSN WV8DH F5UQE N9ZXL KIJ4HRH KB1WOD N9ZXL KB4QQJ K1ARR AC2C K1ARR BETSYROSS - KB1WOD KJ1RE KD9VT N0RSN WB8YYY K1ARR KB1WOD W5MSV W5MSV FLAGACT - F6HKA N9ZXL K1ARR WB8HOG F6HKA AC2C KA5TJS CONTINENTALCONGRESS - AC2C KB5JO NP3CW KA5TJS KIJ4HRH NP3CW KJ1RE EA3NO W1TAG F6HKA N9ZXL AC2C KB5JO EA3NO WB8HOG K1ARR WB9EMD KA5TJS KA5TJS CANTON - NP3CW AC2C N0RSN W1TAG WB8HOG N0RSN WHITESTARS - KB1WOD WV8DH KI4UUZ KT0G WB9EMD KD5RSS KT0G AC2C K1ARR KD5RSS REDANDWHITESTRIPES - KJ1RE F5UQE KB1WOD KD8AZO N0RSN KB1WOD KB1WOD KIJ4HRH KI4UUZ WA9FET F5UQE KD5RSS WA9FET KJ1RE WB4PLI NP3CW F5DE KD5RSS AA4NN: BRITISHUNIONJACK - HB9FBG RK3ER YV5IUA ON7XT YV5IUA LZ1MS HB9FBG YV5IUA SV8ANW F8IQS OH3PE SV8ANW VE2JCW YV5IUA VE3CMM K2K BETSYROSS - HB9FBG OH3PE ON7XT LZ1MS YV5IUA RK3ER OH3PE SV8ANW SV8ANW FLAGACT - HB9FBG DL2DX YV5IUA HB9FBG SV8ANW VE3CMM AE1T CONTINENTALCONGRESS - VE2JCW ON7XT N9EP AE1T F8IQS N9EP OH3PE ON7XT W2TMT SV8ANW DL2DX VE2JCW ON7XT ON7XT HB9FBG RK3ER N9EP F8IQS F8IQS CANTON - NM9C WA1RF K2LNS W2TMT EW8O K2LNS WHITESTARS - SV8ANW HB9FBG K2FI W2TMT N9EP DR60SAL W2TMT WA1RF RK3ER DR60SAL REDANDWHITESTRIPES - WA1RF RK3ER DL2DX DR60SAL N2ATB DL2DX SV8ANW OH3PE K2FI W0VTT RK3ER K2LNS W0VTT WA1RF WA3I OH3PE EW8O K2LNS KJ4R: BRITISHUNIONJACK - V4/KE1B RA6AN HP1RIS HG17VT HP1RIS ES3AX HG17VT K4FZU N2OO/VP9 IZ4PKD N2OO/VP9 N2OO/VP9 KJ4EOO RA6AN HC2AO V4/KE1B BETSYROSS - V4/KE1B V4/KE1B HG17VT ES3AX YW450ARV RA6AN N2OO/VP9 HP1RIS HP1RIS FLAGACT - K4FZU AM825TL RA6AN HG17VT RA6AN HC2AO AM825TL CONTINENTALCONGRESS - N2CX N2OO/VP9 RA6AN AM825TL IZ4PKD RA6AN V4/KE1B NP4AW EC1CT RA6AN AM825TL N2CX N2OO/VP9 NP4AW HG17VT YW450ARV ES3AX SP7ASZ SP7ASZ CANTON - EC1CT YW450ARV K4LNN EC1CT W1KOK K4LNN WHITESTARS - W1KOK HG17VT WA1OIR N8AFT ES3AX SP7ASZ N8AFT YW450ARV YW450ARV SP7ASZ REDANDWHITESTRIPES - HP1RIS KJ4EOO IZ4PKD ES3AX K4LNN IZ4PKD W1KOK HP1RIS WA1OIR TI5/N3KS KJ4EOO W2YYS TI5/N3KS HP1RIS TI5/N3KS N2OO/VP9 EC1CT W2YYS NR3Z: BRITISHUNIONJACK - VE3EIB R7DA II2FIST II2FIST II2FIST K1ESE HA8RM CG9UI ON6FT II2FIST ON6FT ON6FT IQ2CJ R7DA IQ2CJ K1ESE BETSYROSS - VE3EIB K1ESE II2FIST K1ESE HG17EYOF R7DA ON6FT II2FIST II2FIST FLAGACT - II2FIST DL2CC R7DA HG17VT EI22WAW IQ2CJ ON6FT CONTINENTALCONGRESS - SM6CWK HG17EYOF NP4AW ON6FT II2FIST NP4AW K1ESE F5IN HG17VT EI22WAW DL2CC SM6CWK HG17EYOF F5IN HG17VT HA8RM K1ESE SP9FV SP9FV CANTON - DL2CC HA8RM K4ANX HG17VT OK1AY K4ANX WHITESTARS - EI22WAW HA8RM II2FIST YT8T K1ESE SM6CWK YT8T HA8RM HA8RM SM6CWK REDANDWHITESTRIPES - W9RFX VE2PID R7DA NP4AW W1JXN R7DA EI22WAW HG17VT II2FIST YT8T VE2PID S51DX YT8T W9RFX VE2PID VE2PID EI22WAW S51DX AK3X: BRITISHUNIONJACK - KB6NU R100PK W3IQ W4TJE W3IQ SP7ASZ HG70W K1PUG N3AQC WI4F HG17OW N3AQC N5JJ N3AQC N3AQC K1EDG BETSYROSS - KB6NU K1EDG AM825TL SV8ANW YW450ARV YW450ARV HG17OW SV8ANW SP7ASZ FLAGACT - WI4F AM825TL N3AQC K1PUG SV8ANW N3AQC AM825TL CONTINENTALCONGRESS - N2CX N2KOF SV8ANW W4TJE WI4F SV8ANW W4TJE KB6NU AG4T AK4JA AM825TL N2CX N2KOF KB6NU K1PUG YW450ARV K1EDG SP7ASZ SP7ASZ CANTON - CO8RRM SV8ANW N8XI K2TTP CO8RRM N8XI WHITESTARS - SV8ANW HG17OW N8XI K2TTP N2ESE N2ESE AG4T AA9MU R100PK N2ESE REDANDWHITESTRIPES - K1ARR W4TJE K1EDG AA9MU N5JJ K1EDG SV8ANW HG17WP K4BAI K2TTP N2ESE K3S K2TTP K1ARR N8XI K1PUG N2ESE K3 KI4IO: BRITISHUNIONJACK - KN4YB WD4ERM LA7GIA RN3CT LA7GIA SV8ANW K2H EU6AF SV8ANW IT9SSI KA3LOC SV8ANW KJ4EOO KA3LOC KA3LOC K2L BETSYROSS - KN4YB WD4ERM RN3CT SV8ANW KN4YB WD4ERM KA3LOC KA5TJS KA5TJS FLAGACT - N9FGC K2L KA3LOC K2G SV8ANW KA3LOC KA5TJS CONTINENTALCONGRESS - RN3CT N2OO/VP9 KN4YB KA5TJS N8XI KN4YB WD4ERM N2OO/VP9 IT9SSI SV8ANW K2L RN3CT N2OO/VP9 RN3CT K2G RN3CT KJ4EOO NK8S NK8S CANTON - N9FGC KA5TJS N2OO/VP9 IT9SSI N2OO/VP9 RN3CT WHITESTARS - SV8ANW K2H N8XI II2FIST KJ4EOO K6KSG II2FIST KA5TJS RN3CT K6KSG REDANDWHITESTRIPES - HA9RT EU6AF K2D LA7GIA N9FGC K2D SV8ANW K1GDH IT9SSI HA9RT EU6AF S57V HA9RT HA9RT IT9SSI N2OO/VP9 AE1N S57V K1YAN: BRITISHUNIONJACK - K2B K2RXA N8XI WD8HMT N8XI KE8EAS WD8HMT KB6NU WM3PEN K2PI W3OKC WM3PEN K4JJW K2RXA W3OKC K2B BETSYROSS - K2B WM3PEN WD8HMT KE8EAS LY5W K2RXA W3OKC ES3AX ES3AX FLAGACT - K3TF LY5W K2RXA W8HOG KA3HNK W3OKC VE3VVT CONTINENTALCONGRESS - K3CDZ W8HOG KB6NU VE3VVT K2PI KB6NU WM3PEN KA3HNK WA3PTY KA3HNK LY5W K3CDZ W8HOG KA3HNK W8HOG KR4AE VE3VVT N3RSD N3RSD CANTON - HC2AO ES3AX NX3Z WA3PTY HC2AO NX3Z WHITESTARS - WM3PEN KA3HNK HI3T HI3T VE3VVT KA3SJK HI3T ES3AX KR4AE KA3SJK REDANDWHITESTRIPES - N3RSD KD2E WD8HMT WA3PTY N8XI WD8HMT WM3PEN KA3HNK HI3T N2ATB KD2E LZ284SKD N2ATB N3RSD KI4IO WM3PEN ES3AX LZ284SK PA0XAW: BRITISHUNIONJACK - HB9CIC R50ZKR F5IQJ IK8TEO F5IQJ S58MU HB9CIC S58MU F8ANA HB9CIC OF11WCA F8ANA F5IQJ OF11WCA OF11WCA R50ZKR BETSYROSS - HB9CIC IK8TEO IK8TEO S58MU YT9M R50ZKR OF11WCA DL0SOP DL0SOP FLAGACT - F5IQJ DM1517L OF11WCA GM0HCQ/MM OK7AN/P HB9CIC OK1FRT/P CONTINENTALCONGRESS - HB9CIC IK8TEO OK7AN/P OK1FRT/P HB9CIC OK7AN/P IK8TEO DK9NI EW1TZ F8ANA DM1517L HB9CIC IK8TEO DK9NI GM0HCQ/MM R50ZKR EW1TZ OL90SIENEL OL90SIENEL CANTON - HB9CIC F8ANA G4NVH/P EW1TZ OJ0V G4NVH/P WHITESTARS - OF11WCA HB9CIC IK8TEO YT9M EW1TZ SC40VIC YT9M F8ANA R50ZKR SC40VIC REDANDWHITESTRIPES - OK1FRT/P OL90SIENEL DK9NI F8ANA DL6UNF DK9NI OF11WCA GM0HCQ/MM IK8TEO 4U1ITU OL90SIENEL II2FIST 4U1ITU OK1FRT/P IQ2PV IQ2PV OL90SIENEL II2FIST W2JEK: BRITISHUNIONJACK - WO9B F5PRH IT9SSI 9A2TN EI33WAW DL0SOP W8HOG DJ7UC RN3CT HI3AA WO9B 9A2TN K2J N3AQC RN3CT K2J BETSYROSS - EA5BYP EA5GX WA8VTD DL0SOP LY5A RN3CT WO9B SP7ASZ SP7ASZ FLAGACT - II2FIST LY5A N3AQC EA5GX 9A2TN DJ7UC RN3CT CONTINENTALCONGRESS - N3AQC W8HOG DL/M0UNN RN3CT VE2PID 9A2TN EA5BYP DL/M0UNN IT9SSI SP7ASZ LY5A DJ7UC DL0SOP N3AQC W8HOG R7DA VE2PID IT9SSI IT9SSI CANTON - RA3CT EA5GX N3AQC 9A2TN DL0SOP DL/M0UNN WHITESTARS - W8HOG F5PRH IT9SSI II2FIST VE2PID IT9SSI WA8VTD 9A2TN F5PRH II2FIST REDANDWHITESTRIPES - RN3CT EA5BYP R7DA EI33WAW DL/M0UNN DL0SOP EI33WAW HI3AA HI3AA IT9SSI EA5GX SP7ASZ II2FIST R7DA VE2PID K4P EI33WAW SP7ASZ KG5PFD: BRITISHUNIONJACK - WB4YHJ KD5RSS WM9I NT8P WM9I KD5RSS WB4YHJ NF5U NT8P WI4F KF4CLO NT8P WB4YHJ AC4CA KS0CW KD5RSS BETSYROSS - WB4YHJ K2ESE NT8P KD5RSS WB4YHJ KD5RSS KF4CLO KD5RSS KD5RSS FLAGACT - WI4F KF4CLO AC4CA W8HOG AC4CA KS0CW W8BFT CONTINENTALCONGRESS - KF4CLO CO2VDD N4OW W8BFT WI4F N4OW K2ESE N8XI TX5EG AC4CA KF4CLO KF4CLO CO2VDD N8XI W8HOG AC8ER K2ESE KS0CW KS0CW CANTON - AC4CA KD8AZO NF5U TX5EG N4OW NF5U WHITESTARS - WM9I WB4YHJ WD5ILB W5TMT K2ESE K2ESE W5TMT KD8AZO AC8ER K2ESE REDANDWHITESTRIPES - W8RDG K3SEW KD5RSS AF5AF NU0S KD5RSS WM9I W8HOG WD5ILB W5TMT K3SEW K3SEW W5TMT W8RDG W2IFB NT8P AC8ER K3SEW W3IQ: BRITISHUNIONJACK - KB1WOD KJ1RE KK0I KD2ITZ KK0I KA5TJS N4HAY AA9MU NM1W KD2ITZ KB1WOD NM1W KJ1RE AA9MU AC2RJ KJ1RE BETSYROSS - KB1WOD KJ1RE KD2ITZ KA5TJS N4HAY KJ1RE KB1WOD WA2JSG WA2JSG FLAGACT - WI4F K2BNL AA9MU KD2KRG AA9MU AC2RJ KA5TJS CONTINENTALCONGRESS - KD2JC AB8O N4HAY KA5TJS KD2ITZ N4HAY KJ1RE N4IVE KD9VT AA9MU K2BNL KD2JC AB8O N4IVE KD2KRG K4BXR N4IVE KA3OCS KA3OCS CANTON - KA3OCS N4HAY N9RVW KD9VT KA3OCS N9RVW WHITESTARS - NM1W N4HAY WI4F II2FIST N4IVE W0SJS II2FIST N4HAY K4BXR W0SJS REDANDWHITESTRIPES - AC2RJ AE1N KD2ITZ AH6AX N8XI KD2ITZ NM1W AH6AX WI4F N2TRJ AE1N W0SJS N2TRJ AC2RJ N4IVE VE2PID VE2PID W0SJS WV8DH: BRITISHUNIONJACK - W9EBE KZ8R K4ISW W5TMT K4ISW K4ISW AH6AX K1PUG KC9UNL N8XI NO8C KC9UNL W8DJ AH6AX KC9UNL KZ8R BETSYROSS - W9EBE W9EBE W5TMT K4ISW WB4YAL KZ8R NO8C K3SEW K3SEW FLAGACT - K2F KC9UNL AH6AX K1PUG AH6AX KC9UNL W5TMT CONTINENTALCONGRESS - K2C KC4DOF WM3PEN W5TMT N8XI WM3PEN W9EBE N8XI KD9VT AH6AX KC9UNL K2C KC4DOF N8XI K1PUG KJ1RE W9EBE VE3IDS VE3IDS CANTON - NO8C K2A NO8C KD9VT WB4OMM NO8C WHITESTARS - W5TMT AH6AX WI4F W9HT W9EBE K3SEN W9HT K2A KJ1RE K3SEN REDANDWHITESTRIPES - W8RDG WM3PEN W8DJ WB4YAL K8NQQ W8DJ W5TMT K2H WI4F NZ0T WM3PEN KA5TJS NZ0T W8RDG VE3IDS K1PUG K3SEW KA5TJS K3WWP: BRITISHUNIONJACK - K2B K4RCW XE2I HI3T XE2I N3SY K2H YU7XX WM3PEN K2I N2OO/VP9 WM3PEN K2J K2A CX2DK CX2DK BETSYROSS - K2B XE2I HI3T N3SY LY5W K4RCW N2OO/VP9 K4OSO K4OSO FLAGACT - K2F K2L K2A K2G HI3A CX2DK AM825TL CONTINENTALCONGRESS - K2C N2OO/VP9 N3SY AM825TL K2I N3SY XE2I PJ2ND KP4TF HI3A K2L K2C N2OO/VP9 PJ2ND K2G YW450ARV WM3PEN N2ESE N2ESE CANTON - K4RCW AK4JA N2CN KP4TF K4OSO N2CN WHITESTARS - WM3PEN K2H HI3A CP4BT WM3PEN TI5/YN7SU CP4BT AK4JA YW450ARV TI5/YN7SU REDANDWHITESTRIPES - W3MWR K2E CX2DK AK4JA N2CN CX2DK WM3PEN HI3A HI3A W8JLT K2E N8XMS W8JLT W3MWR HI3T WM3PEN XE1XR N8XMS N8XMS: BRITISHUNIONJACK - W9BZ W3MWR WA2FIV AG4T WA2FIV N1ESZ F6HKA KA0ENU KA0ENU WI4F KA3LOC KA0ENU K2J F6HKA N8GCY F6HKA BETSYROSS - W9BZ KA0ENU WA3QWT N1ESZ N8GCY W3MWR KA3LOC KA3OCS KA3OCS FLAGACT - F6HKA KA3LOC F6HKA N8GCY KA2DDX N8GCY WA3QWT CONTINENTALCONGRESS - KA3LOC KA3OCS N8GCY W3ATT WI4F N8GCY KA0ENU N5MEP W3ATT KA2DDX KA3LOC KA3LOC WO8L N3AQC N8GCY YV5DRN N1ESZ 6Y5SGD 6Y5SGD CANTON - N3AQC WA2FIV N3AQC AG4T KA3OCS KN4ZQ WHITESTARS - WA2FIV F6HKA HI3A W3ATT N1ESZ W1SFR W3ATT WA2FIV YV5DRN W1SFR REDANDWHITESTRIPES - WA1OIR N5MEP KA2DDX KA0ENU N5MEP KA2DDX WA2FIV K9GHD HI3A N5PHT N5MEP V31PS N5PHT WA1OIR WA1OIR N5MEP KB5AE V31PS NF1U: BRITISHUNIONJACK - W4EAB W5ZR W1PID K3QNT W1PID K4ISW F6HKA K1ECU KK4BNC K2PI KY9KYO KK4BNC K8JD W4EAB K1ECU K0KEX BETSYROSS - W4EAB K0KEX K3QNT K4ISW KY9KYO W5ZR KY9KYO KA3OCS KA3OCS FLAGACT - F6HKA K4KBL W4EAB W1TAG K3AQC K1ECU K2HT CONTINENTALCONGRESS - KK4BNC KB1WOD K3QNT K2HT K2PI K3QNT K0KEX NF4C KT0G F6HKA K4KBL KK4BNC KB1WOD NF4C W1TAG KJ1RE W4EAB W5IQS W5IQS CANTON - K3AQC F6HKA W3NP KT0G KA3OCS W3NP WHITESTARS - W4EAB F6HKA K4ISW K4JTP W4EAB NK8S K4JTP W1AAF KJ1RE NK8S REDANDWHITESTRIPES - W8RDG K1ECU K8JD W1AAF AK4NY K8JD W4EAB K2HT K4ISW W1TAG K1ECU WA4SPJ W1TAG W8RDG W3IQ W1PID KJ1RE WA4SPJ K1IEE: BRITISHUNIONJACK - RA3BY RA6AN F5IN CG3AT II2FIST DL0S0P HA8RM UA3KW RA6AN F5IN 4O4A RA6AN F2QJ 4O4A CG3AT DK1HL BETSYROSS - RA3BY EG8ESJ CG3AT DL0SOP YU1WN RA6AN 4O4A II2FIST SV2DSJ FLAGACT - F2QJ DL0SOP 4O4A CG3AT RA6AN CG3AT II2FIST CONTINENTALCONGRESS - K9DAC DL0SOP ON7PQ AG4T II2FIST F5IN EA5GX ON7PQ AG4T RA6AN DL0SOP K0DAC DL0SOP F5IN CG3AT HA8RM EA5GX II1FIST SV2DSJ CANTON - N3AQC RA6AN N3AQC DL5ANT ON7PQ YU1WN WHITESTARS - YU1WN HA8RM II2FIST II2FIST EG8ESJ LZ2248SKD DL5ANT RA6AN HA8RM LZ284SKD REDANDWHITESTRIPES - G0RDO EG8ESJ DL0SOP HA8RM N3AQC DL0SOP WM3PEN DK1HL II2FIST EC1CT WM3PEN SV2DSJ EC1CT G0RDO II2FIST DL0SOP WM3PEN SV2DSAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
N8ZYA: BRITISHUNIONJACK - N4BP VA2RAC K2I K3NLT K2I S58MU W2SH AA9MU N4BP PV8ADI K3CKO N4BP J68GD VA2RAC VA2RAC K2K BETSYROSS - N4BP WM3PEN K3NLT S58MU WB8YJF VA2RAC K3CKO KA4KSB KA4KSB FLAGACT - K2F K3NLT VA2RAC J68GD VA2RAC VA2RAC W3TTT WI5H: BRITISHUNIONJACK - K7BHM K7POR K6III KA5TJS K6III KA5TJS K7BHM KK6FUT NA2CC K6III K7POR NA2CC KA5TJS WA7YAZ KG7CW K7BHM BETSYROSS - K7BHM K6ELQ KA5TJS KA5TJS WA7YAZ K7POR K7POR W5IQS W5IQS FLAGACT - K6DF W5LD WA7YAZ KG7CW WA7YAZ KG7CW K0FTC CANTON - NA2CC K2A N1GVT KK6FUT KA3LOC N1GVT N4IVE: BRITISHUNIONJACK - K4BXR WA6ZRK KG5GGI W1XT KG5GGI KA4KSB F6HKA NK2U N4ZLD N5IR KB1UOH N4ZLD KB4JR F6HKA W4MCX F6HKA BETSYROSS - K4BXR K5EDM W1XT KA4KSB WA4NFY WA6ZRK KB1UOH KD2FSH KD2FSH FLAGACT - F6HKA N4ZLD F6HKA KG5GGI WA6ZRK W4MCX N8TGQ CONTINENTALCONGRESS - KC9IL NO8C N5IR N8TGQ N5IR N5IR K5EDM NK2U KD9VT WA6ZRK N4ZLD KC9IL NO8C NK2U KG5GGI K4BXR VE3XZ HP1RIS HP1RIS CANTON - NO8C AD4HB N2PH KD9VT KI4IO N2PH WHITESTARS - WA6ZRK F6HKA KK0I WA3PTY VE3XZ N8DUS WA3PTY AD4HB K4BXR N8DUS WA2FBN: BRITISHUNIONJACK - K2JB W8RDG II2FIST N5PHT II2FIST K2BSA N5PHT KI1U/VE9 N5PHT II2FIST N2OO/VP9 N4EX K2JB K2BSA WC0Y K2JB CANTON - N3AQC N3AQC N4EX N5PHT N2OO/VP9 N3AQC WHITESTARS - WC0Y N5PHT II2FIST II2FIST N4EX II2FIST II2FIST K2BSA W8RDG II2FIS KB1M: FLAGACT - K2F K2L K2A K2G N3AQC N3AQC HG17VT N9SE: BRITISHUNIONJACK - NM3B W0RT KD2MI W0RT KD2MI WW1USA N5PHT WW1USA NM3B W1IDL NN4OO NM3B NJ9S WW1USA KA3LOC KD2MI BETSYROSS - NM3B K9KEU W0RT WW1USA NI9Y W0RT NN4OO NJ9S NJ9S FLAGACT - W9ILF W1IDL WW1USA W9BGJ K9LA KA3LOC K0TQSoapbox:
KJ4R: Whew! Lots of I's and T's this month! Worked TI5/N3KS for my last T and I. Also got # 105 for QRP DXCC this month when I worked ES3AX on 30M. A good month of good QSO's and lots of fun. NR3Z: My second challenge and completed this one this time. Lots of fun. KI4IO: Late in the month and I needed the letters "R" and "T" and there, calling CQ on 30 meters was HA9RT! That was serendipitous! Also worked K1YAN and gave him a few letter I's which were in great demand this July. W2JEK: WAS A GOOD CHALLENGE. LAST TWO LETTERS NEEDED WERE E AND T. A DOT AND A DASH. N8ZYA: Too much to do; so little time. Still lots of fun and always a learning experience. N9SE: I thought I was going to make it, but fell short again. WV8DH: Another fun but tough challenge. Looking forward to next months. 72, Dave K3WWP: Perhaps it is appropriate with the topic of this month's challenge that I got so many letters from the Fourth of July Week 13 Colonies special event stations. All the Ss made it a bit tough but I finished 'em all up before the end of the month. N4IVE: Missed it by one word :( It was a tough month for making contacts. I didn't see a lot of activity in the evenings and the daytime band conditions were not the best. I'll try harder in August :) N8XMS: With limited available operating time during the month this was a close one for me. It came down to still needing a final "S" on the last day of the month. With most of the day booked up with other activities I had about a 45-minute window in the morning (about 1200 Z) to try and get that "S". I tuned around and found a fairly weak V31PS calling CQ on 30-meters. I tried to answer his call about 4 times but he never heard me and then he disappeared. I tuned around some more and was surprised to find him again, a little bit stronger, on 20-meters. On my 2nd or third try he came back with "XMS ?". I sent my call a couple of times again and he came back with "W8XMS 599." I sent my correct call and a signal report and he got it! The QSO was good and I had my final "S" to complete the challenge. That was both fun and exciting! AK3X: My first ever alphabetic challenge entry. I usually don't get enough contacts to come even close. This was fun and I hope do do it more often. 72, Peter WA2FBN: Just couldn't find the Ts for this challenge. Fun challenge as always. Hoping for better luck this next challenge. EFHW sloper for 40m and 20m ; 3 to 5 watts. 72 Ken