The NAQCC 5 By 5 Challenge
Call Bands Antenna(s) VE3HUR 80 40 20 15 10 SWA K3WWP 160 80 40 30 20 15 SWA W2JEK 80 40 30 20 15 10 6 SWA KD2MX 80 40 30 20 15 SWA KS4L 40 30 20 15 10 SWASoapbox:
VE3HUR - With the band conditions these days, I thought this was going to be difficult, but 10 to 80 was open for the RAC contest and it was a breeze.
K3WWP - I missed the 10M RAC opening Saturday evening and had to settle for 4 bands in the RAC. Today (7/2) I got my 5 QSO's on 30 meters. It was indeed a challenge there with the band being mostly dead, but I made it with #5 being Bob HK6K to finish the challenge. I think I may try to add a couple more bands to my total before the month is out though, as that was pretty easy.
W2JEK - had five bands done but had heard nothing on 10m or 15m until the iaru contest on Saturday morning- completed them both in short order. was the icing on the cake.
KD2MX - I didn't check the challenge requirements until last week and then saw I was a band short of making it. I had missed the 10-meter RAC opening so I was hoping for a good Es opening during the CQWW VHF contest so I could complete the challenge on 6-meters for something different. Conditions over the weekend turned out to be a complete dud here so I got busy on 30-meters and completed the challenge last night.
KS4L - This was fun! Got me on the air more than I've been in a while. I was surprised that I was unable to make 5 contacts on 80m (got 4), even though my antenna is not optimal for that band (88' Inverted Vee @ 45'). Randy
From President Tom, WY3H (ex-KB3LFC) - Make at least 5 QSO's on any 5 different bands during the month.
Jul 1, 2007 0000Z through Jul 31, 2007 2400Z
Make at least 5 QSO's on each of 5 different bands from the following list: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters, any VHF/UHF bands. That's a minimum of 25 QSO's to satisfy the challenge.
Any kind of QSO counts except for regular net check-ins or pre-arranged QSO's.
Of course all QSO's must be 2X CW and you must be using QRP power.
A certificate goes to anyone satisfying the challenge. It will be endorsed either for simple wire antennas or gain antennas.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
You must satisfy the complete challenge to get a Participation Point and a web listing.
For your report, send a list of all QSO's made sorted by band. Include your antenna type - simple wire or gain. 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 to:
You must type that address into your email program.
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC July Challenge
Tom Mitchell, WY3H (ex-KB3LFC)
RD6 Box 122A
Kittanning, PA 16201
All entries must be RECEIVED before August 10, 2007 at 2400Z.