The NAQCC November 2018 Challenge
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KILROY WAS EVERYWHERE
I bet you have seen that guy with the pickle nose peering over a wall with the familiar “ KILROY WAS HERE “ written above him. Who was Kilroy and how did he get here? He was actually James Kilroy, a Quincy Shipyard worker from Halifax, MA. In the days of WW II ship production, riveters were paid on a piecework basis, by the rivet installed. Checkers like Kilroy would go through the ship and count the number of rivets and mark them with a waxy chalk stick. To increase their pay, the riveters would later erase the checker’s marks and the rivets would be counted a second time. Kilroy was tasked to investigate the high paid riveters and discovered the erasures. Since the spaces were too tight to carry buckets of paint or other permanent marking materials, he added a king size KILROY WAS HERE by his check marks on the bulkheads. He later added the little guy looking over the wall, presumably watching the riveters. This cured the problem. Many of the areas of the ships where Kilroy left his artwork were never painted before being sent to sea. The troops being transported saw and adopted the watchful little guy and sketched him almost everywhere in Europe and the Pacific. By one story, an outhouse was built at the Potsdam conference for the exclusive use of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. Its first customer, Stalin, emerged and asked “ Who is Kilroy ? “. It has become a challenge to place the logo in the most unlikely places and rumors locate it on the Statue of Liberty, the Arc de Triomphe and atop Mt. Everest.
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.")
KILROY WAS HERE
The 85 total letters contain these 21 different letters : A C D E H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V 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.
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