The NAQCC July 2019 Challenge
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He is the relative that almost everybody has heard of, but what do you know about his family tree? Possibly the earliest reference to Uncle Sam is in the 1775 lyrics to Yankee Doodle. One story of the origin of the name Uncle Sam goes something like this. Samuel Wilson was a meatpacker from Troy, NY. He worked for a contractor, Elbert Anderson, who supplied rations for the War of 1812. It was required that supplies be labeled with the company name and where they originated. Anderson’s were marked with EA - US. When a coworker was asked what the label meant, he replied "Elbert Anderson and Uncle Sam", referring to Sam Wilson. The name stuck. Samuel Wilson died in 1854 and in September of 1989 a Congressional joint resolution designated his birthday as “ Uncle Sam Day”.
Uncle Sam’s early images varied … one 1860 image made him look like Ben Franklin’s brother. The first " media " image of Uncle Sam was on the July 1916 issue of Leslie’s Weekly magazine. It ran with the caption " What Are You Doing for Preparedness ? ", a reference to ongoing WW I. A recruitment poster from 1917, by James Montgomery Flagg, set the image as that of a tall, white haired, man with goatee, top hat and red and white striped trousers. Flagg used his own face as a basis for the Uncle Sam in this poster. This image caught on and saw extensive use during WW II and in countless political cartoons over the years.
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.")
WHITE TOP HAT
JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG
LESLIES WEEKLY MAGAZINE
The 87 total letters contain these 21 different letters : A D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U W Y Z
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