The NAQCC October 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 .
THE GRIM, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
It is the Halloween month and that means it is time for all those movie classics of the bizarre and horrible, featuring the grim, bad and ugly characters that haunt our dreams. Say vintage horror flick and I bet that at least one of these names comes to mind. I'm talking about Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price. This months challenge is a selection of their classics. Can you match the actor to the movie? Give it a try and we will give you the answers in the November newsletter. Until next time, keep that garlic necklace handy, stay indoors during the full moon and don't talk to strangers!
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.")
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
PIT AND THE PENDULUM
The 91 total letters contain these 20 different letters : A B C D E F H I K L M 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.
SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY CHALLENGE PRIZE DRAWING:
In addition to the regular challenge prize described above, we are having a special prize drawing to celebrate our club's 13th anniversary. Every member who completes at least one of the words this month and who sends in their report by the submission deadline will be automatically entered into a random drawing for the chance to win one of the following prizes. Winners will be posted here and notified by email. (Prizes donated by WA2ZOT)
1st Place Prize: A Vintage Speed-X Straight Key On A Heavy Base
And the winner is:
2nd Place Prize: A Whiterook MK-33 Single-Lever Mini-Paddle
And the winner is:
3rd Place Prize: An MFJ-550 Straight Key
And the winner is:
AH6AX: FRANKENSTEIN - F6HKA KD1RT KA3LOC N2PH KA3LOC K6ELQ N2PH KA5TJS KD1RT K6ELQ W3IQ NF1U THEFLY - KD1RT N2PH W9EBE F6HKA KA3LOC WB8YXF PHANTOMOFTHEOPERA - N2PH N2PH KA3LOC NF1U KA5TJS KA3LOC W4ZM KA3LOC NF1U KA5TJS F6HKA W9EBE KB1WOD N2PH W9EBE KD1RT F6HKA DRACULA - K3JZD WR2E F6HKA KA3LOC NF1U KA3LOC K3ZGA MUMMY - W4ZM NF1U N3MVX N3MVX WB8YXF HUNCHBACKOFNOTREDAME - F6HKA W8BUD N3MVX KA3LOC KA8HFN W9EBE K3ZGA K8FAC KA3LOC KB1WOD NF1U N3MVX K3CKO W1TAG WR2E W9EBE K3JZD K8FAC DL3ASM WR2E PITANDTHEPENDULUM - N4PGJ W3IQ W1TAG K8FAC N3QW KB1WOD KT0G KA8HFN WR2E N4PGJ AE0SL N3QW KB1WOD W8BUD K6ELQ F5UQE DL3ASM WOLFMAN - W9EBE K3CKO K6ELQ WB8YXF AE4RM KD8AZO N4PG G3JFS: FRANKENSTEIN - F6HFX RA3BY RA3BY N3CU W4KLY VE1/DJ8QP N3CU TK/SM7RYR TA4/UA9CDC VE1/DJ8QP EA3AIZ G4ZXN THEFLY - TA4/UA9CDC F6HFX VE2JCW F6HFX W4KLY W4KLY PHANTOMOFTHEOPERA - VE1/DJ8QP F6HFX RA3BY G4ZXN OK2PKT OK2PKT E74M OK2PKT F6HFX OK2PKT HG500I VE2JCW ZA/OG2M VE1/DJ8QP EA3AIZ RA3BY EA3AIZ DRACULA - VE1/DJ8QP RW3DF EA3AIZ N3CU N3CU W4KLY EA3AIZ MUMMY - E74M N3CU ZA/OG2M ZA/OG2M W4KLY HUNCHBACKOFNOTREDAME - HG500I TA4/UA9CDC 9A2N N3CU HG500E RA3BY EA3AIZ VE2JCW W4KLY ZA/OG2M F6HFX 9A2N AN92EXPO TK/SM7RYR RW3DF EA3AIZ VE1/DJ8QP TA4/UA9CDC Z370M E74M PITANDTHEPENDULUM - OK2PKT EA3AIZ TK/SM7RYR TA4/UA9CDC AN92EXPO TA4/UA9CDC SM6NT HG500E E74M OK2PKT HG500E AN92EXPO TA4/UA9CDC TA4/UA9CDC DR500MLE IQ5LU Z370M WOLFMAN - W4KLY AN92EXPO DR500MLE RW3DF DR500MLE TA4/UA9CDC SM6NT K3WWP: FRANKENSTEIN - WA2FBN NO1R DL3AZ KN0WCW KN0WCW VE2BZO KN0WCW LU1XS NN6T VE2BZO TI5/N3KS NO1R THEFLY - NN6T N1HOG VE3EEI WA2FBN DL3AZ WG8Y PHANTOMOFTHEOPERA - K4P N1HOG DL3AZ NO1R TI5/N3KS NO1R SM5CAK NO1R W4YFJ TI5/N3KS OH0Z VE3EEI N1HOG K4P VE3EEI NO1R SM5CAK DRACULA - DL3AZ W9RAS SM5CAK KN0WCW LU1XS DL3AZ PV8ADI MUMMY - SM5CAK LU1XS SM5COP SM5COP WG8Y HUNCHBACKOFNOTREDAME - OH0Z NF1U N1HOG KN0WCW WV8DH WA2FBN PV8ADI SM5CAK KN0WCW N1HOG W4YFJ N1HOG OH0Z W3TW W9RAS VE3EEI DL3AZ WA2JSG KM4ZZ W2JEK PITANDTHEPENDULUM - PV8ADI TI5/N3KS W3TW WA2JSG NN6T OK1DX TG9ADM WV8DH W2JEK PV8ADI VE3DQN NN6T OK1DX NF1U LU1XS EA8/UA4WW KM4ZZ WOLFMAN - KN0WCW OH0Z LU1XS K0FG KB1M W8AKS NN6T K9OSC: FRANKENSTEIN - F6HKA K2RFP AB8AV N9AFT K8JD VE2DZZ KN4ZQ WB5USB N9AFT VE2DZZ WA2DII KN4ZQ THEFLY - N9AFT K9FHV VE2PID F6HKA K4LTA AF4YF PHANTOMOFTHEOPERA - K2RFP K9FHV AB8AV N9AFT K4LTA K5OGX W8MYU K5OGX K9FHV K4LTA KG9HV VE2PID KO8L K2RFP KE8GKO W2NRA AB8AV DRACULA - K8JD K2RFP AB8AV W9C W8MYU K4LTA N9AFT MUMMY - W8MYU W8MYU KD8ZM KD8ZM AF4YF HUNCHBACKOFNOTREDAME - KG9HV W8BUD KC4TVN W9C AH6V AB8AV N9AFT KC4TVN K8JD KO8L N9AFT KC4TVN WO8L KC4TVN W2NRA KE8GKO K8JD K4LTA AC7MA KE5AKL PITANDTHEPENDULUM - NT8P WA2DII KC4TVN K4LTA W2NRA W1DV NT8P AH6V N9EGT NT8P N9EGT W2NRA W1DV W8BUD KO8L WB5USB AC7MA WOLFMAN - W9C WO8L KO8L AF4YF NR8M AF4YF NT8 K7TQ: FRANKENSTEIN - NN0F KC0CCR WA6YPE N5GW K9OSC WA6YPE KI6SN K9OSC N6JZT KE7MRT KI6SN N6ASD THEFLY - KE7MRT AH6AX N3EQ AF5OI WZ4L WA6YPE PHANTOMOFTHEOPERA - WA6YPE K4RHG N6ASD N4QS K6TU K9OSC W7GM AF5OI K0FG KE7YTE WI5H VE4VJR NO2D WA4SPJ KE7YTE KE7MRT WA8SAN DRACULA - N6ASD VE4VJR WA8SAN K9OSC AA7CU AB1VL AC4BN MUMMY - KE7MRT K6TU K0MIS NM5PS K7ZYV HUNCHBACKOFNOTREDAME - WD4OHD KM4ULS WA8SAN KC0CCR N8HN AC4BN N4A KC0CCR KI6SN KA3OCS WA4ZOF K8NS WD4OHD WB4JTT N3RSD KE7YTE NO2D AF5OI KB1M AB6ET PITANDTHEPENDULUM - WB6PJC AF5OI WB4JTT AA7CU N6JZT N3RSD AB6ET KG9HV N9SE NM5PS WA8REI AC4BN K4QND KC1PUG KC6KCL KO1U KM4ULS WOLFMAN - N5GW W7WOW KM4ULS K7FD N6VMD AA7CU N3EAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
AH6AX: Thanks for another fun challenge! K3WWP: Rather an easy challenge with the N3A Columbus Day homepedition. I'm glad challenges are based on operator call and not station call. I think 29 of the 91 letters came from the N3A operation. The last letter was a T from TG9ADM a few days after the N3A operation which also continued my DX streak to 1,687 consecutive days. K9OSC: Excellent Challenge for October. Good conditions and lots of stations on. 20 meters was the most productive for me. K7TQ: All of the calls came from Sunday through Thursday of my time as N7A not including the Sprint.