The NAQCC July 2018 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 .
In this patriotic month there will be fourth of July parades in many towns. Our challenge words this month come from the sights and sounds associated with these celebrations. At first glance you may not recognize them, but after a bit of mental gymnastics I’m sure they will become clear. If you need a little help, there are hints for each of the scrambles and, as a last resort, you will find the unscrambled words at the bottom of this page. Good luck and happy 4th!
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. The hints ARE NOT part of the challenge word list. (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.")
EFIF NAD MUDR SPORC (You hear a tweet and a boom as they pass by)
RAPDAE TOSLAF (If you dont want to parade on foot these are for you)
RINGCHAM DABNS (Music on the move)
NERBANS DAN GLAFS (Staff toppers)
TARNVEES PORGUS (Stars of the show in tan, blue or green)
TABON GLINTWIR (Stepping smartly and giving it a spin)
The 83 total letters contain these 20 different letters: A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T U V W
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.
Please submit your challenge word list in UNSCRAMBLED form.
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.
!! SPOILER ALERT! ... UNSCRAMBLED WORDS FOLLOW!
FIFE AND DRUM CORPS
BANNERS AND FLAGS
All the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.