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The NAQCC 2022 ARRL Field Day Challenge

NAQCC Monthly Challenges are originated and information regarding rules, ideas, or suggestions go to Gary K1YAN. Email him at pix_email_k1yan (1K).
Challenge pages are constructed by Steve WB4OMM; if you see typos, please let him know! Email him at pix_email_wb4omm (1K).
Challenge results and the Challenge App (the online Challenge tracking and reporting application) is administered by Charlie N1AOK. Email him with any questions at charlie.wilber AT gmail.com
PLEASE SEND ALL CHALLENGE SUBMISSIONS TO CHARLIE!!! (If you use the online Challenge App, it will automatically send it to him).


The 2022 ARRL Field Day Challenge
2022 FD Logo(65K)


The annual FD Challenge is one of our most popular challenges according to the number of logs submitted. Work at least the required number of ARRL/RAC Contest Sections during field day, either from your home station or portable from the field.


TIME FRAME:
As in the ARRL FD Rules

RULES:
ARRL Field Day rules govern all aspects of the contest for purposes of this challenge, except as noted.
You must use QRP or QRPp power. The other station may use any power. You may use any type of antenna.
If you are part of a multi-op FD station, no matter what call sign is used, even if it is your own, only the QSOs MADE BY YOU PERSONALLY at QRP or QRPp power count.
Entities to be counted are the ARRL/RAC Contest Sections used for the FD exchange, not US States.
The ARRL/RAC Contest Sections, which include US States, Canadian Provinces, Puerto Rico (PR), Virgin Islands (VI) and DX (a single entity consisting of any country aside from those just mentioned), are listed below.
The DX entity may be counted ONLY ONCE regardless of how many different DX countries you work.
A number of states and provinces have multiple contest sections. Each section counts toward your total worked. For example: New Jersey has southern NJ, SNJ and northern NJ, NNJ. Each counts toward your total.

ARRL/RAC CONTEST SECTIONS:

W1 CT EMA ME NH RI VT WMA
W2 ENY NLI NNJ NNY SNJ WNY
W3 DE EPA MDC WPA
W4 AL GA KY NC NFL SC SFL WCF TN VA PR VI
W5 AR LA MS NM NTX OK STX WTX
W6 EB LAX ORG SB SCV SDG SF SJV SV PAC
W7 AZ EWA ID MT NV OR UT WWA WY AK
W8 MI OH WV
W9 IL IN WI
W0 CO IA KS MN MO NE ND SD
VE AB BC GTA MAR MB NL NT ONE ONN ONS PE QC SK
DX DX

AWARDS:
A certificate and Participation Point go to everyone who works at least 30 ARRL Contest Sections, either from home or portable in the field, and submits their results before the deadline.

A Participation Point goes to everyone who works at least 10, but not 30 or more ARRL Contest Sections, either from home or portable in the field, and submits their results before the deadline.

You can get only 1 challenge Participation Point this month even if you participate in both the Field Day and the normal June challenges.


CERTIFICATES:
If you work all Continental US sections OR all VE sections we’ll send you a NAQCC FD CLEAN SWEEP certificate. Make all contacts at QRPp power, 1 watt or less, and get a QRPp endorsement. For the US certificate only, there are endorsements for Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands and DX sections. Submit a statement that you have worked the required contacts and for a QRPp endorsement the maximum power used to make the required contacts. You may use both QRP and QRPp power during the contest as long as all the required contacts for a QRPp endorsement are established and completed at 1 watt or less. Contacts for this certificate are only from the current year contest and do not accumulate from year to year. There are no antenna restrictions for this award. NOTE: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR THIS CERTIFICATE IS THE SAME AS THE CHALLENGE SUBMITTAL DEADLINE (see LOGS section below).

If you work all 50 states, we'll send you an NAQCC WAS certificate. For the WAS certificate, you must have used only simple wire antennas. See the awards page for details.

If you work all 8 Canadian provinces, we'll send you an NAQCC WAVE certificate. For the WAVE certificate, you must have used only simple wire antennas. See the awards page for details.

LOGS:
For your report, just tell us the number of ARRL/RAC Contest Sections worked and list them alphabetically by their abbreviations. Also tell us if you worked from HOME or PORTABLE so we may put you in the correct category.

Please preface any soapbox comments with "SOAPBOX:" so we will know what you want posted and what is private.

TO AID IN THE PROCESSING YOUR ENTRY, PLEASE USE THE EXACT FORMAT SHOWN BELOW:

[Your call] [space] [total sections claimed] [space] [alphabetical list of sections worked, single spaced]

Example: WB4OMM 6 EMA KS LA MI ND WV

There should be no special formatting, no extra characters like commas, hyphens etc., only plain text in a horizontal format with no tabs and single spaces between items.


LOG SUBMISSION:
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 Charlie N1AOK at: charlie.wilber AT gmail.com (You must type that address into your email program.)
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC ARRL Field Day Challenge
For example: WB4OMM NAQCC 2022 Field Day Challenge

All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.


Results as of 6/29/2022:

KN1H 44 AL AZ CO CT DE DX EMA ENY EPA GA GTA IL IN KY LA MAR MDC ME MI MN NC NE NFL NH NLI NNJ NNY OH OK ONS PR QC RI SFL SNJ STX TN VA WCF WI WMA WNY WPA WV PORTABLE

VE3DQN 17 EMA GA IL KY MDC MI MN NC NNJ NTX OH ONE SC SV TN VA WMA
HOME

AB9BZ 50 AL AR AZ BC CO CT DX EMA ENY EPA GA GTA IL IN KS KY MAR MDC MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NFL NH NLI NNJ NTX OH ORG QC RI SC SCV SD SNJ STX TN UT VA VT WCF WMA WNY WPA WV WWA
PORTABLE BATTERY

N2EIM 52 AL AR AZ CO CT DE EMA ENY EPA GA GTA IA IL IN KS KY MAR MDC ME MI MN MO NC ND NFL NH NLI NNJ NNY NTX OH OK ONS ORG QC RI SC SCV SD SFL SNJ STX TN VA VT WCF WI WMA WNY WPA WTX WY
HOME 1D

N7NAV 16 AZ CO EPA MN MO OH OK ORG IA IL IN LA LAX WI WV WWA
PORTABLE

W2JEK 18 AZ CO DE EMA EPA IA IL KS MI NC NLI NNJ OH ONE SD STX VA WPA.
Home


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

Soapbox:

KN1H: Set up in the yard with a tuned doublet erected on Friday. Used the KX2 at 5W and tuned all bands with the KX2 auto tuner. Rig was powered by 100% solar-charged 12V battery. It was the simplest station I could come up with, and it worked great. Made 200 Qsos. Daytime temps were in the 90s which wasn’t so great! A highlight was working several NAQCC members. The NAQCC challenge adds a lot to the Field Day event where otherwise the sections logged have no value. Thanks for the challenge! 72, John, KN1H N2EIM: This was a great challenge. W2JEK: SET UP AT HOME WITH TEMPORARY ANTENNA. RIGS USED WERE OAK HILLS OHR-40 USING A BATTERY CHARGED BY A SOLAR PANEL AND MY LNR MTR3B RIG FOR 40 AND 20. HAD 28 QSO AND 18 SECTIONS. HOPE TO DO BETTER NEXT YEAR IF I AT HOME. OUR CLUB COULD NOT USE THE BALL FIELD THIS YEAR. HAD FUN 72/73 DON W2JEK