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The NAQCC WARC Bands Challenge

Final Results:

Call       QSO's     States     Entities
K4UK        65         14          24      Clean sweep winner!!
K3WWP       30         12           5
KD2MX        9          2           7
VE3HUR       1          1           1

Soapbox: K3WWP - As I said in the diary on my web site, someone (K4UK?) with a lot of time to spend on this challenge would probably whip my total badly. And it happened as I said. Nice going Stan. I wish I could have had more time to spend on the challenge and given you a better battle. Still I had fun and earned my fourth 30-30 award in the challenge. Perhaps I'll try for two more 30-30's this year and get my second Magnum. I'm glad that Stan says he is going for a Magnum also. It's nice to have folks interested in our NAQCC Awards program. I think Paul KD2MX described ham radio awards in general and ours in particular extremely well in the NAQCC Newsletter #045, and I can't say it any better here.

VE3HUR - Only managed one contact and even that took six days of trying. Unlike some people, I find it almost impossible to work anyone on the WARC bands. 73, Don

KD2MX - Stan's total of 65 Qs is very impressive given that, except for a day or two in the beginning and end of the month, working QRP on the WARC bands was like trying to squeeze water out of a stone. I didn't spend a lot of time trying but I did listen a lot for conditions that might be conducive to QRP. I tried working N8S QRP but eventually gave up and went to 100W for an easy QSO. Those couple of S units do make a difference when conditions are awful. Our friend Sol did supply a sunspot near the end of the month which gave 17M a boost. I managed to work a ZL on 4/27 and got a 329 from him. Copy must've been a bit better because he seemed to get all my info without much trouble. I had five QSOs on 30M and four on 17M. I made quite a few more on these bands but not QRP. Not a peep on 12M. One of these days I'll actually work somebody there. Now on to the May challenge which I'll try to achieve with my new Rock-mite. This one certainly meets the definition of the word challenge. (Amen! And don't blame John - that one was Tom's idea. HI)

You said in Paul's survey of members you wanted more activities on the WARC bands, so..... This month we challenge you to make as many QSO's as possible on 30, 17, and 12 meters, as well as working as many states and DX entities as possible on those bands.

Apr 1, 2007 0000Z through Apr 30, 2007 2400Z

Work as many stations, states, and DX entities as possible on 30, 17, and 12 meters.


Power: QRP
Antenna: Any

Power: Any
Antenna: Any

A certificate goes to the one working the most different members, the one working the most states, and the one working the most DX entities. You must send 52 cents postage or a large (9x12) SASE to claim your certificate.

Also don't forget - if you make 30 or more QSO's on 30 during the month you are eligible for our 30-30 award. See the awards section of the web site for details.

You must work at least one station and report the result to get a Participation Point and a web listing.

For your report, simply tell us how many different contacts, states, and DX entities you worked.

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

Send your results to:

E-mail: pix_email_naqcc (1K)

You must type that address into your email program.

Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge

For example: K3WWP NAQCC June Challenge

Postal mail:
John Shannon, K3WWP
478 E. High St.
Kittanning, PA 16201

All entries must be RECEIVED before May 10, 2007 at 2400Z.