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The NAQCC November 2020 Challenge

All challenge info such as rules are now in the hands of Gary K1YAN. Email him with any questions in that regard at pix_email_k1yan (1K).

The results on this page are the responsibility of Hap K7HAP. Email him with any questions in that regard at pix_email_k7hap (1K).


THE GREAT QRP SCAVENGER HUNT

PREMISE:
I bet that most of you have participated in a scavenger hunt. You had a list of items or information you needed to collect to complete the hunt and win the prize. Here is the NAQCC version. To spell out the word list you need to " collect " the items below by making QSOs in which the station contacted uses the band, key, radio, etc. from the list below. If you get stuck trying to find an item don’t forget to check out the wildcard list. Good luck, happy hunting and let us know how you did.



TIME FRAME:
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z


RULES:
Subject to the General Challenge Rules make QSOs to collect the items listed below.

An item is " collected " by working a station who is using the key, antenna, or rig listed, is on the required band, or meets the requirement listed.

You may use up to three of the twelve wildcards as any letter.

Only ONE item or wildcard per QSO, You may work a station twice during the challenge, but not twice on the same day.
For example, a single 40 M QSO with a station using a bug is good for either a bug key or a 40M QSO, not both.


T - BUG KEY
H - ANY QRP RADIO ( EXAMPLES: KX3, FT-817, QCX 40, ETC. )
E - 1000 MPW QSO

G - DX ENTITY ( OUTSIDE OF YOUR OWN ENTITY )
R - ANY ELECRAFT RADIO
E - RAG CHEW ( 15 MINUTES MINIMUM )
A - 40 M QSO
T - G5RV ANTENNA

N - STRAIGHT KEY
A - DIPOLE ANTENNA ( HALF WAVE RESONANT )
Q - NAQCC MEMBER
C - QRP TO QRP QSO
C - ANY YAESU RADIO

Q - OFF CENTER FED DIPOLE ANTENNA
R - 30 M QSO
P - ANY ICOM RADIO

H - 20 M QSO
U - ANY KENWOOD RADIO
N - VERTICAL ANTENNA
T - PADDLE KEY ( SINGLE OR DUAL LEVER )


WILDCARDS:

W1 - 80 M QSO
W2 - STATION WITH AN IOTA DESIGNATION
W3 - 160 M QSO
W4 - COOTIE KEY
W5 - VINTAGE TX, RX OR XCVR ( SOME OR ALL TUBE DESIGN )
W6 - ANY HB RIG ( KIT OR SCRATCH BUILT )
W7 - OPEN WIRE OR LADDER LINE FED ANTENNA
W8 - QRPp STATION ( 1 WATT OR LESS )
W9 - SOTA STATION
W10 - NPOTA STATION
W11 - 60 M QSO
W12 - PORTABLE STATION


AWARDS:
A certificate and participation point go to everyone collecting all the items to spell out all the words and submitting their report before the deadline.

A participation point goes to everyone collecting enough items to spell out at least three, but not all, of the words and submitting their report before the deadline.


PRIZES:
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.


LOGS:
For your report send us your call followed by the list of words that you were able to make as shown below:

K1YAN : THE NAQCC W5RP HUNW9 ( K1YAN did not complete the full hunt and used the wildcards W5 to complete the word "QRP" and W9 to complete "HUNT" )
WB4OMM : THW1 GREAT NAQCC QRP HUNT ( WB4OMM completed the challenge by using the W1 wild card to complete the word "THE" )

Send your results as text in the horizontal format shown above to:

E-mail: pix_email_k7hap (1K) (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.


Results:

 
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

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