The NAQCC JANUARY 2018 Challenge
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WHAT DAY IS IT?
It is now 2018 and you really enjoyed your annual celebration that kicked off the new year. How did you decide when the old year rolled over to the new? Why, I just looked at my calendar of course. As with most things, there is more to that calendar than meets the eye at first glance. Most likely you used the Gregorian calendar which was introduced in the 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. This was done by the church because, with the Julian calendar that was in use, there was an inaccuracy that affected the date of Easter. The Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and is based on the Earths rotation around the sun … a journey which takes about 365.25 days. That quarter day prompts the use of a leap year every four years to make the calendar come out in whole days. Actually, only 397 leap days are needed in every 400 years because that .25 day is really .2422 days. How do we know what 3 potential leap years get passed over? Simple ( sort of ) … every year that is exactly divisible by 4 is a leap year, unless, it is exactly divisible by 100. However, if it is exactly divisible by 100 and 400 it IS a leap year. For example, 1700, 1800 and 1900 ARE NOT leap years, 1600 and 2000 ARE. That 400 is the length of the repeating leap year cycle. Now, why was this new year 2018? Years in the Gregorian calendar are reckoned from the Incarnation of Christ and are designated AD, Anno Domini, Latin for “ in the year of our Lord ” or BC, before Christ. Have you seen an old document that has the date written July 4 in the year of our Lord 1827? Now you know where that comes from. You may also see CE, common era, another way of saying AD and BCE, before common era, another way of saying BC. The new calendar was not an immediate hit with everyone and it was 1923 when the last European country officially adopted it. There you have it. Now, when you look at your calendar, you will know that you are using cutting edge technology from 1582 to arrange your schedule . Happy New Year to all from the NAQCC, in the year of our Lord 2018.
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.")
POPE GREGORY XIII ( Those are 3 of the letter I after the X )
365.2422 DAYS AROUND THE SUN ( You may ignore the decimal point )
The 86 total letters and numbers contain these 23 different letters and numbers: A C D E G H I L M N O P R S T U X Y 2 3 4 5 6
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.
W8BUD: GREGORIANCALENDAR - KG8WF N2NRA K1EDG KG8WF W4FOA N2NRA KK0I N2NRA N2NRA KS8KCC N2NRA WA0KZL K1EDG N2NRA K8JD AH6AX KJ1RE LEAPYEAR - WA0KZL K0KEX AH6AX N2KPJ WB8YYY K0KEX AH6AX KJ1RE POPEGREGORYXIII - N2KPJ W4FOA W3NP KJ1RE K1EDG K1ARR KJ1RE K1EDG W4QO K1ARR WB8YYY AH6AX KK0I K9JWI K9JWI ANNODOMINI - AH6AX N2NRA N2NRA W4QO K8JD KB1WOD W9BM N4IDH N2KPJ N4IDH 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - W3NP AH6AX KA5TJS N2NRA W4FOA N2NRA N2KPJ WD8KDB W4FOA WB8YYY KS8KCC W4FOA K1ARR KB1WOD WU7H N2KPJ WD8KDB KD9VT AH6AX K1EEE KS8KCC WU7H W3NP SOLARCALENDAR - K8NS K2OO W4ALF WA0KZL K1ARR KS8KCC WA0KZL W4ALF K1EEE W3NP WD8KDB KA8HFN NC4RT KI4IO: GREGORIANCALENDAR - K5LG K0RO WB6YEC K5LG K0RO K0RO K4BAI K4BAI N4CD N4CD K4BAI W2LCQ WB6YEC N4CD N4CD KA1FSX CO8RRM LEAPYEAR - K5LG VA3PEN KA1FSX K4HPP K0YY VA3PEN K1YAN CO8RRM POPEGREGORYXIII - K4HPP K0RO K4HPP K5EDM KA2SJG CO8RRM K5EDM KA2SJG W0UFO CO8RRM K0YY KA1FSX K4BAI K2PI K2PI ANNODOMINI - K1YAN K1YAN K1YAN W0UFO KC0DX CO8RRM N9MM W3IZ N9MM W3IZ 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - W3IZ WB6YEC K5LG K2PI K4HPP K2PI W2LCQ N4CD AA5KV K0YY KA1FSX AA5KV WA5RES CO8RRM W0UFO N9MM KC0DX K3TW N5PHY WA5RES KA1FSX W0UFO K6FN SOLARCALENDAR - KA2SJG W8BJO K5LG AA5KV WA5RES N4CD AA5KV W2LCQ WA5RES K6FN KD8ZM KA2SJG WA4YIR AH6AX: GREGORIANCALENDAR - W5MIG N4RAY K4NE W5MIG KZ5OM N4RAY K6III AC2C N4RAY AC2C AC2C K6ELQ K4NE N4RAY K8JD N4RAY W2NRA LEAPYEAR - K6ELQ K5ENA N4RAY KP4SJ N4RAY K5ENA WB1AJX W2NRA POPEGREGORYXIII - KP4SJ KZ5OM WR4PS K3EW WB6IZG W2RAN K3EW WB6IZG KB0OIQ W2RAN N4RAY WB1AJX K6III K6III K6III ANNODOMINI - WB1AJX N1KBS N1KBS KB0OIQ K8JD KB1WOD KZ5OM K6III K3YBN K6III 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - K3YBN K6III KZ5OM AC2C N4RAY AC2C WK2S KB1WOD W2NRA K3YBN N1KBS W2NRA KA6ROD KB1WOD AC3BU K3YBN KB1WOD WT4Y KA8HFN KA5VZE N1KBS AC3BU W2NRA SOLARCALENDAR - WK2S KD8AZO AA9DL W2RAN KA6ROD AC2C W2RAN AA9DL KA5VZE W2NRA K9DAC K5ENA R7DA W0ITT: GREGORIANCALENDAR - KG5AQV KX0R K3SEW KG5AQV KB8NOD W9SR XE2I KG5AQV N9MM W9VC AH4HB W8WL K3SEW N9MM KB8NOD KG5AQV W9SR LEAPYEAR - W8WL N9EGT WA9PWP WA9PWP K4UY N9EGT WA9PWP KX0R POPEGREGORYXIII - WA9PWP KB8NOD WA9PWP WD9DWE W3KHG NO1R XE2I W3KHG K4WOP NO1R K3Y/1 K8ZX XE2I W5LNI W5LNI ANNODOMINI - WA3KFS N0FUA N0FUA K4WOP AD4HB NO1R N9MM K9UIY KB8NOD K9UIY 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - W3KHG PJ7/UT6UD KG5AQV K2KRG/M W4JF XE2I XE2I AD4HB WA3KFS K3Y/1 W9SR W3ATT KC3RN NO1R W1DUW N5GW W1DUW PJ7/UT6UD AD4HB WD9DWE WA3KFS W1DUW N5GW SOLARCALENDAR - WA3KFS W8OB W4LGJ W3ATT KC3RN W9VC PV8ADI W4LGJ XE2I N5JPX KB8NOD PV8ADI K2KRG/ K1YAN: GREGORIANCALENDAR - W3BUG K0RO EA5KM W3BUG KI4IO R7DA KI4IO EA5KM N5PHT K8CIT EA5KM K4LNN EA5KM N5PHT KD8ZM WA7WKY K0RO LEAPYEAR - K4LNN F6EJN WA7WKY N5PHT K3Y/5 F6EJN F6HKA R7DA POPEGREGORYXIII - N5PHT KI4IO K2TPZ KF5YOE N9FGC NR8M KF5YOE N9FGC K0RO NR8M V31YB NS3X KI4IO KI4IO KI4IO ANNODOMINI - F6HKA N9MM N9MM KB1WOD KD8ZM K0RO EA5KM N1KI K4LNN N1KI 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - W3BUG F6EJN EA5KM NK2U KI4IO NK2U K2TPZ R7DA AA4N K3Y/5 WF1S AA4N VE3RDE KB1WOD W3BUG K4LNN R7DA N5PHT N5PHT VE3RDE WF1S W3BUG K4LNN SOLARCALENDAR - NS3X KF5YOE W3IL AA4N VE3RDE K8CIT AA4N W3IL VE3RDE K4LNN KB1WOD R7DA W3MWR KA5PVB: GREGORIANCALENDAR - KE7BGM KX0R KE7BGM KE7BGM KE4ON KX0R WA9STI NA6MG N4CD N4CD NA6MG N7LP KE7BGM N4CD N4CD AF5AF N5DRG LEAPYEAR - N7LP K6ELQ AF5AF N7LP NU7Y K6ELQ AF5AF N5DRG POPEGREGORYXIII - N7LP KE4ON N5PHT KE4ON NA6MG K0RO KE4ON NA6MG K0RO K0RO NU7Y KX0R WA9STI K6III K6III ANNODOMINI - AF5AF N7LP N7LP K0RO N4CD W4OIS KE7BGM K6III NA6MG K6III 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - KB3VQU NA6MG AF5AF WA2USA N4CD WA2USA W2NRA N5DRG VA6FUN KF7WJY M5MSV VA6FUN W2NRA W4OIS KA3VQU NA6MG N5DRG N5PHT N5PHT N3ICE W5MSV KB3VQU N5PHT SOLARCALENDAR - WA9STI K2OO K6ELQ WA9STI W2NRA N4CD WA9STI K6ELQ N3ICE N5PHT AA9DL AA6AC KR7RK K3WWP: GREGORIANCALENDAR - WB0AGU W1SFR IK8TEO WB0AGU IK8TEO W1SFR IK8TEO PY2ZEA ON4UN KC8MFF PY2ZEA WZ4L IK8TEO ON4UN DK1NO WB0AGU K3XR LEAPYEAR - WZ4L XE2I WB0AGU PY2ZEA PY2ZEA XE2I PV8ADI K3XR POPEGREGORYXIII - PY2ZEA IK8TEO PV8ADI PY2ZEA K1LGQ K1RX PY2ZEA K1LGQ ON4UN K1RX PY2ZEA XE2I IK8TEO XE2I XE2I ANNODOMINI - PV8ADI ON4UN ON4UN ON4UN DK1NO DK1NO KC8MFF NM1I NM1I NM1I 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - K3XR 6Y6J SM5CCE XE2I K4JJW XE2I PY2ZEA PV8ADI 7S75AA N5DY W1SFR AA1LL XE1XR OT4A ON4UN DK1NO N5DY IK8TEO K0RKH W4TJE SM5CCE ON4UN DK1NO SOLARCALENDAR - W1SFR DK1NO K9VPL 7S75AA K0RKH KC8MFF 7S75AA K9VPL W4TJE NM1I PV8ADI 7S75AA K0RKH G3JFS: GREGORIANCALENDAR - F8DGY EA8/DL5DRM EU4U F8DGY DQ800HRO EA8/DL5DRM IW2HTH 9A2N 9A2N G3NCN 9A2N EA8/DL5DRM EU4U 9A2N F8DGY SM6NZA DQ800HRO LEAPYEAR - EA8/DL5DRM EA8/DL5DRM SM6NZA OM3CHP F8DGY EA8/DL5DRM EA8/DL5DRM DQ800HRO POPEGREGORYXIII - OM3CHP DQ800HRO S510PMC DL9EBG G3NCN YR100R DL9EBG G3NCN OM3CHP YR100R F8DGY DL7SX IW2HTH IK8FIQ IK8FIQ ANNODOMINI - EA8/DL5DRM SM6NZA SM6NZA OM3CHP F8DGY ON4KLG SM6NZA IK8FIQ G3NCN IK8FIQ 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - G3NCN SM6NZA EA8/DL5DRM 9A2N EU4U 9A2N IW2HTH EA8/DL5DRM EA7/G4BJM YR100R SM6NZA EA7/G4BJM YR100R ON4KLG EU4U G3NCN EA8/DL5DRM IW2HTH DQ800HRO UE18C SM6NZA EU4U G3NCN SOLARCALENDAR - DL7SX IK6JOV DL7SX EA2AJB YR100R G3NCN EA2AJB DL7SX UE18C G3NCN EA8/DL5DRM EA2AJB UX0KR WB4OMM: GREGORIANCALENDAR - KG9N K5RM KE0EK KG9N N5ZO K5RM K4BAI NA8V NA8V N0AC NA8V KB9ILT KE0EK NA8V K3MD K0WA HA8RM LEAPYEAR - KB9ILT KE0EK K0WA K0MP K3Y KE0EK K9MA HA8RM POPEGREGORYXIII - K0MP N5ZO N4FP KU8E K4GMH K0RF KU8E K4GMH WA2OJN K0RF K3Y K9DX K4BAI KB9ILT KB9ILT ANNODOMINI - K9MA KG9N KG9N WA2OJN K3MD K4AOQ K9MA KI4WFJ N3JT KI4WFJ 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - K3WJV NQ6N K5RM WA2OJN N4KS WA2OJN KB2FBS K9DX AA3B N4YDU N4KS AA3B K6RB K4AOQ N5NU N3JT K9DX N3JT HA8RM W4OEP N4KS N5NU NQ6N SOLARCALENDAR - W7SW K9ZO N1LN AA3B K6RB N0AC AA3B N1LN W4OEP NQ6N N1DC HA8RM KJ4R W3IQ: GREGORIANCALENDAR - KA0GX WA3RF VE3FAL KA0GX KA3LOC WA3RF N1KI KA0GX N1KI KA3LOC KA0GX VE3FAL VE3FAL N1KI W4TDV VE3FAL N4RAY LEAPYEAR - VE3FAL K9BWE VE3FAL N2KPJ N4RAY K9BWE WA3RF N4RAY POPEGREGORYXIII - N2KPJ KA3LOC WB9LPU K4NE KG4LLQ K3KYR K4NE KG4LLQ KB9ROB K3KYR N4RAY KA0GX N1KI KK0I KK0I ANNODOMINI - WA3RF N4RAY N4RAY KB9ROB W4TDV W4OIS K1QYM W4OIS NS3X W4OIS 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - VE3FAL VE6CCM K5YQF N2KPJ N4RAY N2KPJ K2MIJ AD4EV N4RAY K3KYR NS3X N4RAY KB9ROB W4OIS WB9LPU NS3X AD4EV W4TDV FM5BH VE3CBK NS3X WB9LPU N2KPJ SOLARCALENDAR - W4OIS KB5JO KA3LOC KA3LOC KB9ROB KA3LOC KA3LOC KA3LOC VE3CBK N2KPJ VE3DZZ WJ4VA K3BBR WV8DH: GREGORIANCALENDAR - KB8GUX W2NRA K1EEE KB8GUX N2SO W2NRA K2IZ K0NIA W3NP KC9IL K0NIA WB8BIL K1EEE W3NP AD0AB W2NRA WA5RML LEAPYEAR - WB8BIL K1EEE W2NRA W3NP WA2NYY K1EEE AH6AX WA5RML POPEGREGORYXIII - W3NP N2SO K1PUG K1EEE K1PUG N8KR K1EEE K1PUG KM4FO N8KR WA2NYY AH6AX K2IZ K0NIA K0NIA ANNODOMINI - AH6AX N2SO N2SO KM4FO AD0AB N4OW NM5Z KK0I K0NIA KK0I 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - W3NP AH6AX NM5Z K2IZ KM4FO K2IZ N2SO K8JD AH6AX WA2NYY N2SO AH6AX AB8RL N4OW KB8GUX K0NIA K8JD K3JT AH6AX K8CGE N2SO KB8GUX W2NRA SOLARCALENDAR - N9SB K3CKO KC9IL AD0AB AB8RL KC9IL AD0AB KC9IL K8CGE W2NRA K3JZD AD0AB K4KRW NF1U: GREGORIANCALENDAR - K1EDG R7DA K3EW K1EDG KZ5OM R7DA N89XI W3ATB N89XI AA6AC W3ATB NE5DL K3EW N89XI KD9VT AH6AX W5ZR LEAPYEAR - NE5DL K1EDG AH6AX W3NP N3YUG K1EDG AH6AX W5ZR POPEGREGORYXIII - W3NP KZ5OM K2PI W0EJ N3YUG W2NRA W0EJ N3YUG KB1WOD W2NRA WB8YYY N89XI N89XI K6III K6III ANNODOMINI - AH6AX W3NP W3NP KB1WOD KD9VT W4QO KZ5OM K6III N3YUG K6III 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - W3NP AH6AX KZ5OM WA2JSG KB4QQJ WA2JSG WK2S W1DVK R7DA N3YUG AJ4SB R7DA K1ARR W4QO KB3VQU N3YUG W1DVK KD9VT AH6AX KE0N AJ4SB KB3VQU KE0N SOLARCALENDAR - WA2JSG WB4DBO KA3LOC AJ4SB K1ARR AA6AC AJ4SB KA3LOC KE0N KE0N K1EDG WA2JSG K1ARR WI5H: GREGORIANCALENDAR - W8HOG K3DRQ K6ELQ W8HOG KZ5OM K3DRQ K6III N0TA NM5Z KS8KCC N0TA K6ELQ K6ELQ NM5Z K3DRQ AC2C W2NRA LEAPYEAR - K6ELQ WB7EUX AC2C KA5PVB K3Y WB7EUX W2NRA W2NRA POPEGREGORYXIII - KA5PVB KZ5OM K1PUG K1EEE N5DRG N5DRG K1EEE N5DRG WB4DBO N5DRG K3Y K0JVX K6III K6III K6III ANNODOMINI - W2NRA NF1U NF1U WB4DBO K3DRQ W8HOG KZ5OM K6III N0TA K6III 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - K3Y K6III KZ5OM AC2C WB4DBO AC2C W2NRA WB4DBO KA5DWI K5YQF KS8KCC KA5DWI W2RAN W8HOG NF1U N0TA WB4DBO N0TA W8HOG K1EEE KS8KCC NF1U W2NRA SOLARCALENDAR - W4OIS KB5JO AE9LL F6HKA W2RAN KS8KCC F6HKA AE9LL K1EEE W2NRA KA5DWI AE9LL K3RLL N9SE: GREGORIANCALENDAR - AG4T W0JBR W6LEN AG4T KO4SB W0JBR PV8ADI KA5VZE W6LEN KS8KCC KA5VZE W6LEN W6LEN W6LEN PV8ADI HA3FTA W2RAN LEAPYEAR - W6LEN N4EX HA3FTA PV8ADI K3Y/2 N4EX HA3FTA W2RAN POPEGREGORYXIII - PV8ADI KO4SB WA5PFJ KA5VZE WA2JSG N4DR KA5VZE WA2JSG UT5UJO N4DR K3Y/2 N4EX PV8ADI K4IBZ K4IBZ ANNODOMINI - HA3FTA N4EX N4EX UT5UJO PV8ADI VO2NS W5MIG W5LNI W5LNI W5LNI 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - HA3FTA W6LEN KA5VZE WA2JSG N4EX WA2JSG K3Y/2 AD0AB W3FSA 6Y6J KO4SB W3FSA W9RAC VO2NS UT5UJO W5LNI AD0AB HA3FTA HA3FTA W9EBE KO4SB UT5UJO W2RAN SOLARCALENDAR - W3FSA CT9/OM3GI W5LNI PV8ADI W9RAC KS8KCC PV8ADI W5LNI W9EBE W2RAN W5LD AG4T K3RTV AA4NN: GREGORIANCALENDAR - W2GPK IR0FOC DK2FE W2GPK GW2CWO IR0FOC 9A2KI 9A2KI RA6AN GW2CWO 9A2KI GS8VL DK2FE RA6AN S51KD RA4ACX K6RB LEAPYEAR - GS8VL F5EQR RA4ACX W2GPK K3Y/5 F5EQR RA4ACX K6RB POPEGREGORYXIII - W2GPK GW2CWO GW3TMP VE2WU GS8VL YR2VR VE2WU GS8VL IR0FOC YR2VR K3Y/5 OI4DX 9A2KI IR0FOC IR0FOC ANNODOMINI - RA4ACX SP5INQ SP5INQ IR0FOC S51KD OI4DX GW3TMP OI4DX PJ2ND OI4DX 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - K3Y/5 K6RB K3Y/5 W2GPK OI4DX W2GPK 9A2KI OI4DX RA6AN F8DGY GS8VL RA6AN YR2VR OI4DX VE2WU PJ2ND OI4DX GW3TMP F5LTH AB5EB GS8VL VE2WU N8AI K1IEE: GREGORIANCALENDAR - IZ2QXG LZ25TRC IK2EAD IZ2QXG DJ4LO LZ25TRC IK2EAD 7S75AA UZ4UN LZ25TRC DJ3AS LZ25TRC IK2EAD OZ4UN DJ3AS 7S75AA 9A7RA LEAPYEAR - LZ25TRC E31A 7S75AA SP9H YR24R E31A 7S75AA 9A7RA POPEGREGORYXIII - SP9H DJ4LO LZ1833PSS EW1TZ YL2AG R5WW EW1TZ YL2AG OK1HB R5WW YR2HR IZ2QXG IK2EAD IZ2QXG IZ2QXG ANNODOMINI - DJ3AS F5IN F5IN OK1HB DJ3AS OZ4UN S58MU DF5IA ON5JT DF6IA 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - DJ3AS DF6IA LZ25TRC LZ25TRC DJ4LO IK2EAD LZ25TRC IK2EAD HA8QZ YL2AG 7S75AA HA8QZ ES4QR OK4RQ S58MU R75URAN IK2EAD LZ25TRC HA8QZ ES4QR 7S75AA S58MU R75URAN SOLARCALENDAR - DJ3AS OK4RO LY5A LY5A YR24R US1GCU IK2EAD LY5A ES4QR ON5JT DJ4LO LY5A YR24R KJ4R: GREGORIANCALENDAR - KC1GZG W1VRY XE2I KC1GZG ON4UN W1VRY F6FAI AA1SQ ON4UN KC9VWC AA1SQ N5URL XE2I ON4UN YV5DRN AA1SQ YV5DRN LEAPYEAR - N5URL VE7ACN/7 AA1SQ WP3DX W1VRY VE7ACN/7 F6FAI YV5DRN POPEGREGORYXIII - WP3DX ON4UN P4/DL4MM K1SEC KC1GZG N5URL K1SEC KC1GZG WO5S N5URL W1VRY WP3DX F6FAI XE2I XE2I ANNODOMINI - F6FAI ON4UN ON4UN WO5S YV5DRN IS0BOY P4/DL4MM IS0BOY YV5DRN IS0BOY 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - WP3DX K3Y/KH6 YV5DRN XE2I ON4UN XE2I KD2E WP3DX VE7ACN/7 YV5DRN AA1SQ VE7ACN/7 CO5FR IS0BOY ON4UN YV5DRN WP3DX AA5TB K3Y/KH6 KD2E AA1SQ ON4UN N5URL SOLARCALENDAR - WO5S W5ODS P4/DL4MM AD5A/VP5 CO5FR KC9VWC AD5A/VP5 P4/DL4MM KD2E N5URL P4/DL4MM AD5A/VP5 KB5RCF N8BB: GREGORIANCALENDAR - K1EDG NR8M K1EDG K1EDG N2KOF NR8M NI9Y WA3PTY N2KOF W4PCA WA3PTY WA1LFD K1EDG N2KOF AD0AB WA3NZR N3URO LEAPYEAR - WA1LFD KJ1RE WA3NZR WA3PTY NI9Y KJ1RE AH6AX N3URO POPEGREGORYXIII - WA3PTY N2KOF W4PCA F5UQE KB3GWQ WA3NZR F5UQE KB3GWQ K2OO WA3NZR NI9Y AH6AX NI9Y HA8IB HA8IB ANNODOMINI - AH6AX NI9Y NI9Y K2OO AD0AB K2OO NR8M K2PI NR8M K2PI 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - N3URO AH6AX F5UQE N2KOF W4PCA N2KOF K2OO K3MD AH6AX WA3PTY AJ4SB AH6AX KJ1RE K2OO N3URO NR8M K3MD WA3PTY AH6AX K5ENA AJ4SB N3URO N3URO SOLARCALENDAR - KA1FSX N3URO K6ELQ AD0AB KJ1RE W4PCA AD0AB K6ELQ K5ENA N3URO WA1LFD AD0AB W2NRA PA0XAW: GREGORIANCALENDAR - PD1GB LZ2JR OK8JOE/P PD1GB OK8JOE/P LZ2JR ON4FI LZ1KAU ON4FI S510PMC LZ1KAU PF2018LWD OK8JOE/P ON4FI PD1GB DA0YL LZ25TRC LEAPYEAR - PF2018LWD EA4EN DA0YL PD1GB DA0YL EA4EN HB9AGO/P LZ25TRC POPEGREGORYXIII - PD1GB OK8JOE/P PF2018LWD EA4EN HB9AGO/P YR24R EA4EN HB9AGO/P OK8JOE/P YR24R DA0YL F5NLX/P ON4FI PA0WKI PA0WKI ANNODOMINI - HB9AGO/P F5NLX/P F5NLX/P OK8JOE/P PD1GB ON4FI S510PMC OE9WGI EA4EN OE9WGI 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - G3GMS SP6GVU F5NLX/P PF2018LWD ON4FI PF2018LWD LZ2JR PF2018LWD DL6UHA/P MW0BFY S510PMC DL6UHA/P YR24R HB9AGO/P LZ1KAU EA4EN PF2018LWD LZ25TRC HB9AGO/P E709JAN S510PMC LZ1KAU E709JAN SOLARCALENDAR - G3GMS HB9AGO/P LZ1KAU E709JAN YR24R S510PMC EA4EN LZ1KAU E709JAN E709JAN DA0YL EA4EN YR100R AK3X: GREGORIANCALENDAR - W8HOG N0UR K3SEW W8HOG K2OO N0UR W3IQ KA3LOC N0UR KA3LOC KA3LOC KA3LOC K3SEW N0UR AA2AD KC9AWL NR8M LEAPYEAR - KA3LOC N3TE KC9AWL PV8ADI WA1GYZ N3TE AA2AD NR8M POPEGREGORYXIII - PV8ADI K2OO N4FP EA6VQ WA1GYZ W5ZR EA6VQ WA1GYZ W8BJO W5ZR WA1GYZ K5IX K5IX K5IX WA4ILO ANNODOMINI - AA2AD NR8M NR8M N2KOF AA2AD N2KOF NR8M WA4ILO N2KOF W3IQ 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - W3IQ EA6VQ K5IX WX2S N4FP WX2S K2OO AK8D AA2AD K3Y/1 WX2S AA2AD KR0U W8BJO N0UR N2KOF AK8D N3TE W8HOG EA8TL WX2S N0UR N3TE SOLARCALENDAR - K3SEW WA4ILO WA4ILO AK4D CT9/OM3RM CT9/OM3RM AA2AD WA4ILO EA8TL N3TE PV8ADI EA8TL KR0U W2JEK: GREGORIANCALENDAR - KA2KGP N4AR KA0ENU KA2KGP OV1CDX N4AR PV8ADI S53A N4OW KM1CC KA2KGP K5LG XE2I N8AFT AA2AD PV8ADI KB3LR LEAPYEAR - AB8EL XE2I N8AFT K8PWL K3Y/8 KA0ENU S53A K3PR POPEGREGORYXIII - PV8ADI WB8BOR HB1IBP AB8EL K5LG N4USR AB8EL KG4BBK W3OKC WB8BOR K3Y/8 NS3X XE2I XE2I W4CI ANNODOMINI - AC6ZM N4USR N4USR K4TO OV1CDX N4OW AC6ZM W4CI N4AR HB1IBP 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - NS3X AC6ZM K5LG KA2KGP KG4BBK XE2I KB2UZY AA2AD AA2AD KB2UZY S53A N4AR K3PR OV1CDX N4USR NS3X KD8STF W4TJE HB1IBP W4TJE S53A KA0ENU N4OW SOLARCALENDAR - N4USR K4TO K5LG AB8EL KB3LR KM1CC KB3QJA KB3LR W4TJE NS3X PV8ADI AA2AD WB8BOR PA9CW: GREGORIANCALENDAR - 3Z3GF EA1EAR OK8JOE/P HB9AGO/P OK2QA/P HB9DPR/P HB9BIN/P EA2DT SN20UM IK2CFD PA7ZEE OK1MLP/P OE5EEP/P SN100ZHP OK2PDT SP9AMH YR24R LEAPYEAR - GI4ONL I/OE7PHI SA4BLM F/PA0SKP/P YT9M EA2LU 9A2HF F6ARL POPEGREGORYXIII - G4OBK/P G4OBK OK2VLP UT8EW G0HIO HB9CBR/P EA2LU HB9AGH OK1AU DL7RYA HF18NY DL8DXL DL2HWI F6HBI/P 5Q0PI ANNODOMINI - HB9AFH/P E709JAN GI4ONL OK2PDT/P HB9DBM/P OK/SP9MA/P MM0BZH OZ3FI SN100ZHP G0HIO 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - G3VXJ OE6KYG/P F5KBB HA2PP 4U1GSC OK2QA/P EA2DT HA3YGD HA0HH DL5YM SN20UM DF0AGC YR24R OK9PEP HB9BQU/P E709JAN DL5YL UT5VX HB9BCB/P HB9BXE LZ1833PSS YU70EXY HB9BIN/P SOLARCALENDAR - S53XX/P OK8JOE/P LZ1QZ DL3AMB EA1EAR HB9CBR/P HB9AFH/P GW0PLP OE6FEG/P HF18NY MW0EDX OK/SP9MA/P HB9DPR/PAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
WA2FBN: 3652422DAYSAROUNDTHESUN - K3Y/8 K6ELQ N5PHT VE2DDZ WB4DBO VE2DDZ WA2USA VE2DDZ AC0PR K3Y/8 WS0TA F6HKA AC0PR OS0S F5UQE KN7D KN7D N5PHT N5PHT F5UQE WA2USA F5UQE KN7D SOLARCALENDAR - WS0TA WB4DBO K6ELQ WA2USA KX0R AC0PR F6HKA K6ELQ K6ELQ N9N VE2DDZ WA2USA AC0PR VE3DQN: LEAPYEAR - AB1VL KR4AE KR4AE WB5LPN F8DGY KR4AE AB1VL N4DR ANNODOMINI - WA7HJV/5 N4DR N4DR KI4IO KD0UN KI4IO W8MYU AL7GI/8 KD0UN AL7GI/8 NR3Z: GREGORIANCALENDAR - AE7PG W3YR AE7PG AE7PG WA8KOQ W3YR N8AI AE7PG N4KS WB9C AE7PG K1FQL AE7PG N4KS KW7D WA8KOQ K5RM LEAPYEAR - K1FQL XE2I WA8KOQ AE7PG W3YR XE2I N8AI K5RM ANNODOMINI - N8AI N5YT N5YT K2OO KW7D K2OO N9MM DJ9IE N9MM DJ9IE N8XMS: LEAPYEAR - W5LNI WB4AEG WB4AEG KA9PQB K3Y/5 WB4AEG WB4AEG WB1DYR ANNODOMINI - WW1USA VO2NS W5LNI VO2NS WB1DYR VO2NS KE7GKM W5LNI W5LNI W5LNI NN0SS: GREGORIANCALENDAR - WA1GVM N5URL N9EP WA1GVM N4OW N5URL N1KI WA1GVM N1KI N2DXC WA1GVM N5URL N9EP N1KI W4TDV K4JAZ W4SRE LEAPYEAR - N5URL KE7MFW K4JAZ KO4OP W0HY KE7MFW W4LDA W4SRE ANNODOMINI - W4LDA NM1I NM1I KO4OP W4TDV KO4OP WA1GVM WB2KKI N4OW WB2KKINot eligible for a certificate or participation point for the following reason(s):
@ = Non-member
$ = QRO power
W8BUD: Another fun challenge enjoyed all the contacts Bud w8bud 72 my new KX3 will be here tomorow. WA2FBN: Only able to work the first part of the month. 72 Ken KI4IO: Another month where the letter "R" was the last one in the log. Great fun using the KK7B designed Stereo Binaural Receiver which I scratch-built. The selectivity is wide-open, provided only by the post-mixer diplexers and the ear/brain combo of the user (me!). I am providing a quote from a fellow ham who listened to a stereo recording from this radio: "....Hey Jerry. It played it on the I phone with stereo ear buds. It's a wild effect. you hear multiple cw signals at the same time. It sounds like your at field day and you hear 4 guys at tables behind you pounding brass. Each cw tone sounds like it's coming from a different direction or different table. Some left some right and other spots in between. You can tell your brain to listen to one table just like you can listen to one person talking in a crowed room. I can see how this could work. Thanks for showing me this!....." In case my ear/brain combo (such as it is, at the age of 72) grows weary of doing the heavy lifting in the selectivity department, the little QCX has a superb receiver! AH6AX: Thanks for another fun one! W0ITT: Thanks for another fine challenge. I found this more difficult than the December version. For the second straight month, my most difficult letter was "R". Am I allowed to say "R, that be a good one?" See you all again in February. - Gary KA5PVB: Many of my Q's are with members of the SOTA group (Summits-On-The-Air) and are actually 2X QRP contacts that I'm using to try to reach the 1000 point level of the 2X QRP Award the club offers. Adds to the challenge, find where SOTA members are operating at:http//sotawatch.org, maybe you can hear and work some of them! GL one and all, see ya' next month for another fun challenge 73, Chuck Dobbins K3WWP: Comments about the challenge in my web site diary entries at k3wwp.com. WB4OMM: Whew! Busy month...but had lots of air time! This is fun. Yaesu FT-2K 5W to G5RV at 45 feet. Better than the Sprint for me! 72/73, Steve #5913 NF1U: Fun as usual and interesting subject. Tookl me a little bit longer as was also working as a K3Y operator every morning with my QRO radios and then in the evening shift to QRP ops and logging. N9SE: The highlight of this month's challenge was working Madeira Islands (CT9) on 160M! I have been enjoying Top Band. At first I was skeptical about QRP on 160M, but even from the black hole here in the midwest I have worked 20 countries over the past two or three years. I use an inverted-L with two elevated radials for tx and for rx I have a 200' Beverage On Ground (BOG) and also a phased pair of 8' verticals. VE3DQN: I found this a particularly frustrating Challenge. I finally finished one word, but couldn't complete others, until I realized that all but one Challenge word required E's and R's. Finally got my R, but found myself often muttering "I'd like to by an E." Took 15 QSO's to finally bag an E. That's all I could manage. K1IEE: Another great challenge and another year. Time passes way too fast it seems. Bands, mostly 20M, up and down here in Maine during the 1200 to 1500 UTC hours for me. I needed every day with my hard to get letter N. Thanks to all 73 HNY Dick NR3Z: My goal this year was to have at least one QSO a day and so far I did it for January. I may not have completed all the words but I did have some nice QSOs. KJ4R: Only able to operate on 30 and 40 during the evenings this month. Most evenings 30 has been dead. 40 was up and down. Took me literally all month to get all the letters. Stayed up late on 1/31 and finally got my last "R" at 0425. On a postiive note I worked ZC4A at 0308 for QRP DXCC # 111. Would not have gotten him if I had not been chasing that last letter. Heard him calling CQ working simplex with no pile up. Took a few tries but he got me in the log. Also got IS0BOY earlier in the month for # 110. Good month overall for my QRP DXCC total! Now time to start on a new month. 73 everyone. N8BB: Another fun month of chasing letters and numbers. Bring on February, lets get it going. Thanks to all and wish everyone an early spring. Oh yeah, working my 2 QCX xcvrs 80/40, waiting on my 20 meter QCX. These are fun radios to use......... N8XMS: It looked like this was going to end up being another goose egg. Going into the last day of the month I had only made 6 QSOs and didn't have any of the words done. But the 31st, which happened to be my birthday, gave me a little free time and I was able to find enough letters to complete two of the words. Even that was close. I found my final letters just 45 minutes before I was going to have to shut down the rig for the rest of the day. So it's not a sweep but two is better than none! AK3X: With all the other activities this month, the challenge took most of the month to complete. Again, another fun activity that keeps me active on the air. 72 to all W2JEK: A GOOD CHALLENGE. LAST LETTERS WERE THE R'S . NOT MUCH DX THIS TIME DUE TO POOR CONDITIONS. 72/73 DON