The NAQCC August 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 .
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MOST EXTREME CITIES
People, they go almost everywhere to put down their roots. It is what we do, but, sometimes you have to wonder about some of the places we choose. Here is a quick tour of some of the more extreme choices. Lets start in Aswan, Egypt. If you don’t like rainy days this is your spot … the driest place on earth with less than .04 inches of rain annually. Too dry? How about the wettest city on earth, Buena Ventura, Columbia? Would more than 20 feet of rain a year float your boat? If you prefer snow to rain, I’m betting that the coldest city, Yakutsk, Russia, with mean low January temperatures of -42.7 F, should have enough snow to keep you happy. Too cold you say? How about something nice and toasty? Drop by Kuwait City, Kuwait in June, July or August and enjoy the highest average world temperatures of 113 to 117 F. Maybe a little breeze would help with that 115 degree day. Off to Wellington, New Zealand where the average wind speed of 17 mph should cool you off. It is the windiest city, beating out “ the windy city ” of Chicago by about 6.5 mph on average. Want to duck that wind for a while and see a national capital? No problem, here we are at Georgetown, Guyana … at 7 feet below sea level it is the worlds lowest capital city. Not exactly the view you want? On to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. Located at 12087 feet above sea level, it is the highest capital city and should have a great view. That is a small taste of what the world has to offer. Ready for a record holding QTH? Be sure to update your call and QTH here at NAQCC when you make the move.
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.")
BUENA VENTURA 20 FT
YAKUTSK RUSSIA MINUS 42.7 F
KUWAIT CITY 113 TO 117 F
LHASA TIBET 12087 ASL
The 85 total letters contain these 20 different letters and numbers: A B C E F G H I K L M N P R S T U V W Y 0 1 2 3 4 7 8
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.
All 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