The NAQCC Feb 2011 Challenge
Call Groundhog Name Calls used ========= W7FB ARMSTRONG ANDY AA7VW 6W/HA0NAR N3HAM HC2SL WA0ETE K8KR W7WHO F5IN KE0G AA7VW 6W/HA0NAR KH6DD CO8LY PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL PV8ADI K0UU VE3KBN K4AXF HC2SL K0UU KS0T 6W/HA0NAR AA7VW N3HAM KE0G NY0V PV8ADI KH6DD WA0CRI HC2SL WIARTON WILLIE 6W/HA0NAR PV8ADI PV8ADI WB9CRM KS0T CO8LY N3HAM 6W/HA0NAR PV8ADI CO8LY HC2SL WA0CRI WA0ETE GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE K9CG WA0ETE VE3KBN VE3KBN WA0CRI 6W/HA0NAR CO8LY VE3KBN VE3KBN 6W/HA0NAR K0UU WA0CRI KE0G K9CG PV8ADI WB9CRM PV8ADI W7WEL WA0ETE WA0ETE UNI W0UCE F5IN F5IN JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG N7JBH F5IN N3HAM WB9CRM CO8LY WA0ETE HC2SL W7WEL K0GHQ 6W/HA0NAR W7WHO K0UU 6W/HA0NAR PV8ADI KH6DD CO8LY KE0G ========== K3WWP ARMSTRONG ANDY WA0CRI WA0CRI K3MIY N2ESE WA3VAT WA0CRI VE3SO K2LNS W4LGJ WA8REI K2LNS P48ADI K3MIY PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL P48ADI W0PBU N2ESE WM4X N2ESE W0PBU WA3VAT WA0CRI WA0CRI N2ESE N2ESE K3MIY P48ADI WB4HLW K3MIY K2LNS WIARTON WILLIE WA0CRI K3MIY WA8REI WA8REI W4BTZ N0OKS N1WSD WA8REI WA0CRI K2LNS W4LGJ WA0CRI N2ESE GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE W4LGJ N2ESE N1WSD N2ESE WA8REI P48ADI W4LGJ W0PBU WA8REI P48ADI K1PUG VE2KRM WA8REI K1PUG WA3VAT VE2KRM P48ADI K5LY WD9DWE WD9DWE UNI K1PUG NT8P WA8REI JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG W4LGJ WA8REI K3MIY WM4X K5LY W4BTZ WY3H VE3LR K1PUG VE3LR N0OKS KU4WE NT8P WD9DWE WB4HLW VE3SO W8CPG ========== N1LU ARMSTRONG ANDY AD5C FG8AR K4GM S9DX NT8P FG8AR K5ZOL NT8P FG8AR AD5C NT8P NJ8D K1YAN PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL NT8P KO1U NJ8D N9ZXL S9DX KO1U NT8P K1YAN W1IDL NJ8D W8ME K1YAN NT8P N5PHT W1IDL W1IDL WIARTON WILLIE W1IDL WI1DL K1YAN W2ZRA W5TZC K5ZOL K1YAN W2ZRA W8IRT W1IDL K5ZOL W8IRT WM8E GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE FG8AR AB8EL K1YAN AB8EL W2ZRA FG8AR K5ZOL WB9DLC KD4ESO FG8AR WA6UYO W8IRT KD4ESO K4GM W2ZRA W8IRT NJ8D N9ZXL W7ETR W7ETR UNI WA6UYO N9ZXL K1IQI JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG NJ8D K1IQI K4GM W9PMA WA6UYO W5TZC N5PHT N1GKE K4GM N4SR KD4ESO C6AGU N9ZXL AD5C F6HKA KD4ESO KG4LLQ ========== K1YAN Armstrong Andy WA3SLN W0RT VE3MPQ WA3SLN ES1TU N5IR N0OKS N0OKS KE7GYQ AA2MX WA3SLN W3DP KB3AAY Punxsutawney Phil W4ELP N1LU WA3SLN AA2MX WA3SLN K0HUU W0RT WA3SLN WA3SLN N1LU W4ELP KE7GYQ W4ELP K0HUU TI5KS N1LU Wiarton Willie WA3SLN KI4WJR AA2MX W0RT ES1TU N0OKS N0OKS W0RT KI4FIA WA3SLN WA3SLN KI4FIA ES1TU General Beauregard Lee K1PUG K8EHE KC9SNC K8EHE KI4WJR AA2MX IT9/LY4U WB4OFT ES1TU KI4FIA K0HUU RK6YY EW8O K1PUG AA2MX N5IR AA2ID N1LU W4ELP K8EHE Uni N1LU N1LU KI4WJR Jimmy the Groundhog K8SJP KI4FIA AA2MX AA2MX KE7GYQ W0RT K8EHE K8EHE WA4FNG KI4WJR W8QOP K0HUU KC9SNC W3DP K8EHE W8QOP WA4FNG ========== WA7HDI ARMSTRONG ANDY W0CAB KS7R N7TML W7OS N7TML KS7R W7OS N7TML N5GW W0CAB N7TML KD5VGJ WB6WYF PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL WB5PG N7EU NS7E W5UXS W7OS N7EU N7TML AE5VB WB5WLZ W5VYN NS7E WB6WYF WB5PG WD0HCO K0IMI WB5WLZ WIARTON WILLIE WB5WLZ K0IMI AE5VB KG0RD N0TK W7OS NS7E WB5WLZ K0IMI N7TML WB5WLZ KC0GIO NS7E GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE N5GW NE7U N0TK N7EU KG0RD WB0AAT N7TML WB5WLZ WB8ENE WB0AAT W5UXS KB4JR WB8ENE KD5VGJ WB0AAT KB4JR KD5VGJ K0LWV WB8ENE WB8ENE UNI N7EU N0TK K0IMI JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG K5KCM KC0GIO N7TML W5KCM W5VYN N0TK W8VHO AE5VB KD5VGJ K7ROH WD0HCO W5UXS NF5W WD0HCO WD5HCO WD0HCO WB5PG ============ K3WWP (2nd time starting from scratch on Feb 15) ARMSTRONG ANDY AA2ID WA8REI KB4MYW N9SKN CT9/DJ6QT WA8REI CO8LY N9SKN VA3AGZ AA2ID N9SKN AA2ID KB4MYW PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL WA2PJF WA2USA/4 N9SKN N8XMS N9SKN W8FU CT9/DJ6QT AA2ID WA8REI N9SKN WA8REI KB4MYW WA2PJF WB4HLW AA2ID ZF2LC WIARTON WILLIE WA8REI AA2ID AA2ID K0APR CT9/DJ6QT CO8LY NJ3Z KB4MYW WA8REI ZF2LC K3KLC WA8REI WA8REI GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE VA3AGZ N2ESE NJ3Z N2ESE K0APR WA8REI K3KLC KB4MYW N2ESE WA8REI W8FU KC9ERZ N2ESE KA2KGP C6AKQ KC9ERZ AA2ID CO8LY WU1E WU1E UNI WU1E N8XMS KD8IFJ JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG WA2PJF KD8IFJ KB4MYW N8XMS CO8LY CT9/DJ6QT WB4HLW KC9ERZ KA2KGP 8P6DR W4QO WU1E N8XMS KD8IJF HC2/KF6ZWD W4QO F6GCP ============ K2VT ARMSTRONG ANDY KN3A KG5YR N4ZMP W1SNE KJ4IQT KG5YR W6RO KN3A KG5YR KN3A W1SNE W6DDB KG5YR PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL W5PEH KI8DU KN3A KB2XX W1SNE KI8DU KJ4IQT AA1SM WB4NHH N0EK W5PEH N4HAY W5PEH WB4NHH KJ4IQT N9HAL WIARTON WILLIE WB4NHH AA2ID AA1SM W6RO NT8P W6RO N4ZMP W5PEH KJ4IQT N9HAL KB3LNM KI8DU W5PEH JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG KJ4IQT KI8DU N4ZMP AA1SM KG5YR NT8P WB4NHH K8EHE N1GKE W6RO N4ODC KE4RUN N4ZMP W6DDB WB4NHH N4ODC KG5YR UNI KE4RUN WB4NHH AA2ID GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE KP4AGW N0EK WB4NHH W1AEA KE4RUN AA1SM KB3LNM WB4NHH N0EK AA1SM N9GUN KE4RUN W1SNE KP4AGW KP4AGW K2RFP W6DDB KG4LLQ W1SNE K8EHE ============ K0MDS Armstrong Andy WA0ITP KG5RJ KE7GKM K6JSS/0 WA0ITP KG5RJ KO6Z NK9G KG5RJ WA0ITP NK9G K8JD CO8LY Punxsutawney Phil WA0ITP C6AGU N8HOQ K4AXF K6JSS/0 C6AGU WA0ITP K4AXF WB2ERL N8HOQ WB2ERL CO8LY WA0ITP N8HOQ WA0ITP WB2ERL Wiarton Willie WB2ERL WA0ITP K4AXF WB2ERL WB8DQT KO6Z N3IK WA0ITP AI9L WB2ERL AI9L AI9L WB2ERL General Beauregard Lee KG5RJ KE7GKM N3IK KE7GKM WB2ERL AI9L AI9L WB2ERL AB7CE AI9L WA3YUR W6RO AB7CE NK9G WB3AAI W6RO K8JD CO8LY E71A E71A Uni WA3YUR N7KRN WB3AAI Jimmy the Groundhog KG5RJ WB3AAI KE7GKM LZ170MDS PY3OZ WB8DQT N8HOQ EA8NC NK9G WA3YUR CO8LY KO1U N7KRN LZ170MDS WB6HGJ CO8LY KE7GKM ============ N8XMS ARMSTRONG ANDY AA3EJ W5ZR AA4MC K4VSV KJ4OST W5ZR KO1U N1GKE W7GVE VE1BA WN5V KD1W KE4JOY PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL K3WWP KB3ENU KB3ENU XE1RK K4VSV K8UC K9TJL WA1HEW NK1V KI8EZ KE4JOY K3WWP WA1HEW KI8EZ K9TJL WIARTON WILLIE KD1W F5IN AA3EJ N2RF K9TJL KE4JOY NK1V KD1W F5IN K3KLC WD4LZC N3IK KE4JOY GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE N1GKE KB3ENU N1GKE KB3ENU XE1RK AA3EJ K9TJL KB3ENU WA1HEW AA3EJ K8UC XE1RK WA1HEW N1GKE WA1HEW N2RF KD1W K3KLC AA3EJ AA3EJ UNI KB3ENU KB3ENU KI8EZ JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG K6JSS N3IK K8MXC K8MXC YL2BJ KJ4OST WA1HEW KE4JOY W7GVE KC0RSX VE2OPB KO1U WN5V WD4LZC WB4HLW KO1U AB2GU ============ K1IEE ARMSTRONG ANDY W1AEA OH7QR WM8E KB3TSO W3DET IZ5RNU OH7QR KB3ENU WN4G W1AEA KB3ENU WB3DEL YU1CA PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL KA2PJO KB3ENU N1HQZ F6HFX KB3TSO KB3ENU W3DET W1AEA WB3DEL N1HQZ W1AEA YU1CA KA2PJO OH7QR N2EI WP4L WIARTON WILLIE W1AEA W2BPI W1AEA OH7QR KB3TSO OH7QR N7OC WB3DEL N2EI WP4L HB9CCL W2BPI AE5VB GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE WN4G KB3ENU N7OC W3DET IZ5RNU YU1CA WB3DEL WB3DEL KB3ENU AE5VB YU1CA RV6ALI WB3DEL GM4KGK YU1CA KB3RAW WB3DEL WB3DEL AE5VB W1AEA UNI IZ5RNU VE3GFN K1IQI JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG KA2PJO K1IQI WM8E N1MX F5TYQ KB3TSO OH7QR WB3DEL VE3GFN RV6ALI KB3TSO YU1CA WN4G W3DET F6HFX KB3TSO VE3GFN ============ W2JEK armstrong andy p48adi df6ri fm5ld yn4su ha3fta df6ri ct1jop pj2/k8nd is0gqx c6agu yn4su p48adi co8ly. wiarton willie w9hly p48adi c6agu fg8ar ha3fta co8ly pj2/k8nd 6y5wj p48adi co8ly fm5ld hi3fva pj2/oe3jag. punxsutawney phil p48adi c6agu n4lq is0gqx is0gqx c6agu ct1jop p48adi w9hly n4lq pj2/oe3jag w9hly pj2/k8nd w9hly is0gqx n4lq. uni yn4su yn4su is0gqx. general beauregard lee is0gqx ce3/ve7sv hk1n ce3/ve7sv xe1rk ha3fta w9hly tg9abm ce3/ve7sv pj2/oe3jag lz2vu xe1rk xe1rk c6agu ha3fta v31rr pj2/k8nd lz2vu xe1rk ei7kd. jimmy the groundhog ct1jop hi3fva fm5ld om5dm w9hly ct1jop w9hly ce3/ve7sv c6agu fg8ar ct1jop lz2vu hk1n pj2/k8nd ha3fta pj2/oe3jag pj2/oe3jag. ============Certificate goes to all the above
Participation point goes to all the above plus all below
NU7T Armstrong Andy AB7MP WU7R 9M6XRO S9DX DU1IST K7URU 9M6XRO NX1P W7GVE WA7FIV N7YY JW9VDA N7YY Uni WU7R N7YY WA7FIV Wiarton Willie KE7LKW WA7FIV C6AKQ KD5RDD DU1IST 9M6XRO NX1P KE7LKW DU1IST KF7JL KF7JL DU1IST PJ2/K8LEE ============ VE3FUJ ARMSTRONG ANDY AF4AT KA2REY KC8MFF W4NSN AF4AT KA2REY KO1E W4NSN AG4IP AF4AT W4NSN KI4DBK KA2REY GENERAL BEAUREGARD LEE W7GVE N2EI N1IYH WA1HEW W2ZRA WA1UQO W4LGJ W8BJO WA1HEW AF4AT WA1UQO W7ARG W5EHM W7GVE AF4AT W4UOR WB8DQT W4LGJ W1EMQ W1EMQ UNI WA1UQO W4NSN KI4DBK WIARTON WILLIE WA1UQO N2EI WA1UQO W7ARG WB8DQT WA1UQO W4NSN W8IO W8IO K0LUW K0LUW W8IO WO1E JIMMY THE GROUNDHOG W8BJO KI4DBK KC8MFF W1EMQ AA8OY WB8DQT K3CHP N2EI W7ARG W2ZRA WA1UQO W4UOR N2EI KI4DBK WA1HEW KO1E W7ARG ============ PA1B WIARTON WILLIE HA6NW II3ANT OE3KAB OK1DRK II3ANT OE3KAB II3ANT HA6NW II3ANT DL0SA DL0SA II3ANT OE3KB UNI UA2FCT HA6NW II3ANT ============ KB1PBA Wiarton Willie IK2UWA IK4PKK AA2MX WQ1RP EA6TS W8PBO N7OC W4LZW K9IL W4LZW K9IL IK2UWA EA1FA Uni IK2UWA F5NBX IK4PKK ============Soapbox:
K3WWP - I think mastering the challenge twice in the limited time I get to operate proves to my satisfaction that it shouldn't be too hard for anybody if we stick to around 70-90 letters in our alphabet challenges. I used this challenge as a test to see just how hard or easy it would be to master a challenge under our modified rules of no contest QSO's and counting all letters in a call that has 2 or more of the same letters. Except near the end of the second go around, I didn't really search for any letters, but just let them come as they may. I got them mostly by my CQ's or answering a CQ from someone who happened to have a needed letter in their call. I didn't spend an inordinately large amount of time in the challenge. Just the usual time I spend getting my daily QRP and/or QRPp QSO's plus an extra hour here and there.
N1LU - Making sprint and contest qso's ineligible certainly makes for a more challenging challenge. Was fun and, yes, challenging.
N8XMS - This was a really fun challenge for me. I made 47 non-contest QSOs during the month, which is actually a high count for me, but I just wasn't getting the letters that I needed - especially the R's. Coming into the last weekend I was still missing 7 letters so I started to actively hunt for them - tuning up and down the bands monitoring QSOs in progress and then making a tail-end call if there was a letter that I needed. It really came down to the wire with my last R coming 25 hours before the end of the month and with only about 2 hours of my available operating time left! BTW, why were half of the groundhogs from Pennsylvania? I live in the "Wolverine State." Is PA the "Groundhog State?" (You'd have to ask Tom to be sure, but I guess because the NAQCC is headquartered in PA and the most famous of all groundhogs lives here - K3WWP)
K1IEE - After a few weeks I realized that it would help to focus on specific letters in the call signs. The letter R was a hard one for me. I like having the words before we start. Used the HW-8 with 1 watt or less. Enjoyed the challenge. Thanks to all. 73 Dick
W2JEK - A good challenge. The sunspots are coming back. Used 22 dx calls and 2 U.S. calls. At the end had to find e's and r's to finish. The s**w is almost gone here and wonder what the woodchucks predicted. (Phil predicted an early end to winter and for the most part he was right on here in Western PA - K3WWP) 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
VE3FUJ - It just wasn't in the cards that I should get the last "L" and an "X" , Where were you guys with the X's, out of 44 qso's not one single "X" even listening specifically for calls with "X"'s in them. It was an enjoyable Challenge nevertheless. Brion VE3FUJ
PA1B - I read about the January Challenge and made 3 QSO's with less than 1 W. I did not send and made 10 QSO's with milliwatts in February. After I sent in, I discovered the Groundhog theme. And I can make two words. Being so eager to use less than 1 W, I breached the 1000 Miles per Watt boundary 3 times, just by using 450 mW. HA6NW - 1570 MPW, HG2011EU - 1571 MPW and II3ANT - 1161 MPW. Notice that using 500 mW instead of 1 W, makes your signal just 1/2 S-point LESS loud. This is nearly noticeable, but it instantly doubles your MPW score! Are you curious about Miles per Watt? Then please visit: http://a29.veron.nl/pa1b.htm I enjoyed the Challenge.
This is the month the little furry creatures we call groundhogs boldy come forth and make their prognostications for the final six weeks of winter. This challenge was first suggested by Don VE3HUR, and is repeated each February.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Simply make all the words in the list below from the calls of stations you work to master the challenge. NO contest or sprint QSO's allowed. QSO's must be made using CW and QRP. The locations in parentheses are there just for information and are not part of the words to be made. If you're wondering about that first name, DON'T ask K3WWP, but ask Tom WY3H via HIS email address ONLY -
Armstrong Andy (Kittanning, PA)
Punxsutawney Phil (Punxsutawney, PA)
Wiarton Willie (Wiarton, ON)
General Beauregard Lee (Snellvile, GA)
Uni (Myerstown, PA)
Jimmy the Groundhog (Sun Prairie, WI)
For reference, the following (20) letters are contained somewhere in the words:
A B D E G H I J L M N O P R S T U W X Y
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 the Alphabet Tutorial page for an excellent way to track any and all of our alphabet type challenges.
A certificate goes to anyone making all the names.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
To get a Participation Point and to be listed on the web site you must make at least one name and report your results.
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
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 to:
You must type that address into your email program.
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC February Challenge
John Shannon, K3WWP
478 E. High St.
Kittanning, PA 16201
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.