The NAQCC April 2020 Challenge
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The market for entertainment in the 1800s was, in part, satisfied by the panoramic painting. Usually the format was a huge painting displayed in a circular space which surrounded the viewer. Popular subjects were exotic places, military battles and nature. A spin off of the circular display was the horizontal, moving panorama. In this format, sets of rollers allowed the painting to be moved horizontally across a display stage similar to the one shown on the left above. Such displays were usually accompanied by music and a narrator to complete the performance.
The paintings were of course huge. One, dating from 1848, depicts an 18th century whaling voyage, and is about 1,275 ft long and over six feet high. Currently in the possession of the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts, it was displayed in 2018, in an old mill building as four sections, each about 300 ft in length. The picture above, on the right, gives a feel for its size. The center image above is part of the actual painting. It took about a year for the two artists, Caleb Purrington and Benjamin Russell, to complete the project which was then displayed across the country.
So there you have, what you could say, was the 19th century version of IMAX theater.
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.")
SCROLLING HORIZONTAL DISPLAY
1275 FEET LONG
The 86 total letters contain these 25 different letters and numbers : A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U Y Z 1 2 7 5
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