The NAQCC June 2018 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.
!! NOTE : THIS CHALLENGE INCLUDES RULE CHANGES MADE IN 2017. PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW TO BE SURE YOU ARE UP TO DATE. !!
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.
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: 40 AL CO CT EMA ENY EPA GA GTA IL IN KY MAR MDC ME MI MN MS NC NFL NH NLI NNJ NTX OH ONE ONS RI SC SFL SJV SNJ STX TN VA VT WCF WI WMA WNY WPA W2JEK: 17 AL EPA IL KS ME MO NC NH OH OK ONS RI SNJ VA WCF WI WPA VE3DQN: 15 CT CO EPA IL IN NH NLI NNJ OH SNJ STX VA WI WMA WV KI4IO: 63 AL AR BC CO CT EB EMA ENY EPA EWA GA GTA IA IL IN KS KY LA LAX MAR MDC ME MI MN MO MT NC NFL NH NLI NM NNJ NTX NV OH OK ONE ONS OR ORG PR QC RI SB SC SCV SD SDG SFL SNJ STX SV TN VA VT WCF WI WMA WNY WPA WTX WWA WY Home: K1YAN: 31 AL CO EMA ENY EPA GA GTA IL KS KY MDC ME MI MO NC NH NLI NM NNJ NTX OH OK ONE SC SNJ STX VA WI WNY WPA WV AK3X: 32 AL AR EMA EPA GA IA IL IN KS KY MDC ME MI MO NC NFL NH NLI NNJ NTX NV OH OK RI SC SD SNJ VI VT WCF WMA WV KU4A: 52 AL AR CO CT EMA EPA GA GTA IA IL IN KS KY LA LAX MDC ME MI MN MO MS NC NFL NH NLI NNJ NTX NV OH OK ONS QC RI SC SCV SD SDG SF SFL SJV SNJ STX TN VA VI VT WCF WI WMA WNY WPA WWA WA2JSG: 38 AL CO CT EMA ENY EPA GA IL IN KY LA ME MI MN MO MT NC NFL NLI NNJ OH RI SC SCV SDG SFL SNJ STX TN UT VA WCF WI WMA WNY WPA WV WWA KF7WNS: 46 AR AZ CO EPA GA IL IN KS KY LA LAX MDC MI MN MO MS MT NFL NH NLI NM NNJ NT NTX NV OK OH PAC SB SCV SD SDG SF SFL SJV SNJ STX SV TN UT VA WCF WPA WI WTX WYAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
Not eligible for a certificate or participation point for the following reason(s):
@ = Non-member
$ = QRO power
K1YAN: First year in a long time that I have not run QRPp for FD. Probably a good decision as it was tough going with 5 watts. Sunday afternoon the bands just died here and there were no signals to be heard. AK3X: As always a fun challenge. Actually got to test out my new-to-me rig (Argonaut V) on ten meters, and proved that it indeed works there when thereis the combination of propagation and people to work, which so far had eluded me. Ultimately made contacts on 40, 20, 15 and 10, with the most on 40. 72 to all, Peter KN1H: Set up portable station: tuned doublet supported by 30' fiberglass mast, battery power. Had solar panel hooked up to keep battery charged but it rained pretty much the whole time! Battery just made it. Logged 107 CW and 3 SSB QSOs in 40 sections. WA2JSG: Had fun time. Made 63 contacts, 38 different sections, running 5 watts off a battery from home (1E SNJ). Used 10m, 15m, 20m, 40m, and 80m, all off a 30 yr old Butternut vertical antenna (no tuner needed) and Kent Str Key. Old IC-703. Picture on my QRZ profile page. Curt #3457 W2JEK: WAS PORTABLE WITH THE BERGEN ARA USING CALL K2BAR. FIRST CONTACTS ON 40M WITH MY OHR -40 RIG AT 5 WATTS WITH SOLAR CHARGED BATTERY FOR NATURAL POWER BONUS. THEN TO 20M WITH OHR-100A ON 20M FOR 16 QSO. TOTAL WAS 17 SECTIONS. WEATHER COOL AND CLOUDY AND NO RAIN.. HAD A GOOD TIME. 72/73 DON VE3DQN: Enjoyed a pleasant couple hours at an historic Rideau Canal Lock Station in Manotick, Ontario. KF7WNS: Used my K1@ 5 watts and a 232 ft OFC Long Wire antenna. Worked mostly 20 meters. Band wasn't in the best shape, but stayed open past 0400Z Sunday morning. Had a great time and found quite a few QRP stations. 72 to all