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The NAQCC July 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 pix_email_k1yan (1K).

The results on this page are the responsibility of Hap K7HAP. Email him with any questions in that regard at pix_email_k7hap (1K).


OLD GLORY

PREMISE:
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.


TIME FRAME:
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z


RULES:
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
BETSY ROSS
FLAG ACT
CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
CANTON
WHITE STARS
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.


AWARDS:
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.


PRIZES:
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.


LOGS:
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: pix_email_k7hap (1K) (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.


Results:

 
All the above get a certificate and participation point.

All below get only a participation point.

 
Soapbox: