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The NAQCC May 2011 Challenge


NOTE: To avoid making this a competition for two reasons, contests are not allowed on WARC bands and we have a common goal for everyone in all our challenges now, we are only listing a total of 20 QSO's here, so if you made more than 20, tell us how you want the 20 listed. You may then talk about the extra ones you made in your soapbox entry if you wish.

Call  -  30 17 12 QSO's - Total QSO's
VE3EBN -  9 11  0         20
K3WWP  -  7 12  1         20
VE3FUJ - 20  0  0         20
W7FB   -  0  8 12         20
N8XMS  - 14  6  0         20
KU4A   -  3 14  3         20
W2JEK  - 15  5  0         20
K1YAN  -  9 11  0         20
W8BI   -  5 15  0         20
Certificate, participation point and web site listing go to all the above.
Participation point and web site listing to those below.
K1IEE  -  3  0  0          3
NU7T   -  8  0  0          8
G0BWG  -  0  0  1          1
KQ1P   - 15  4  0         19

VE3EBN - Have been a Ham for many years and finally trying QRP. It is sure different and my total QRP QSO count is less than 100!! Having so much fun the amplifier will continue to collect dust!! Bill VE3EBN #5273

K3WWP - With the higher WARC bands coming alive, especially 17, that added interest to this challenge. I've only listed a total of 20 DX stations in the table above. However overall in the month I made 34 QSO's of which 24 were DX.

K1IEE/KL7 - Worked these QSO'S at home just before leaving for Alaska. Restricted to 20m on the trip. 73 K1IEE Dick

VE3FUJ - Again this Challenge was challenging. I added up the minutes just to see how much Qso time was involved. Total QSO time was 590 minutes that's nearly 10 hrs. I didn't count CQ time, or though it amount to nearly as much, a couple of times I logged more than 1hr 20 min with out any results. This time I was determined to get my 30 Qso's needed for the 30-30. I think occupancy was the culprit. However I had fun. Brion

N8XMS - I didn't think that I was going to make this one, but Memorial Day weekend finally provided some nice opportunities to get on the air. 73, Paul

G0BWG - Hope this is ok with only 1 contact had one really awful month with antenna probs so hopefully better next time. Got a new antenna to erect so hopefully my 5w will get better. 72/73 John G0BWG in sheffield

KU4A - Finally! A challenge that wasn't an alphabet challenge! So, I decided for this month's participation point I would do the challenge and take a break from the Sprint. Total of 28 QSOs, (total of 11 on 30m, all North America). All QSOs on 17 and 12 were DX. Best QSO was the first: ZL on 12m. Two known NAQCC members worked were VE3EBN and KB3AAG. Consecutive participation point string now extends back to September 2007. Back to the Sprint for June!

W2JEK - a good challenge. although i had 29 qso i used the first 20 for the record. hope to continue and get 100 on either 17 or 30m or both.

KQ1P - Although I missed the 20 QSO goal by 1, I was pretty happy to work such DX as Gilbraltar and Asiatic Russia on 1 watt. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get on the air the whole last week of the month. Better luck next time!

K1YAN - Managed to make the challenge and also a 30-30 award. Contact number 30 started at 23:15 on May 31, so just squeaked by with no time to spare.

W8BI - First time I've seriously tried QRP CW, and I must admit I'm really impressed on how well it really does work, especially with a properly set up antenna (a properly adjusted Cushcraft R8 vertical). I lay claim to working the longest/oddest call for this Challenge -- LZ855SRKM Yes, that is a legitimate call. Check it on Work a bunch and get some very impressive wallpaper. For the Dayton Amateur Radio Assn club station W8BI (NAQCC #3869) Charlie KA8OQF

You said you wanted more activities on the WARC bands, so..... This month we challenge you to make QSO's on 30, 17, and 12 meters.

The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z

Make 20 QSO's using any combination of 30, 17, and 12 meters using CW, QRP, and any antenna system.

A certificate goes to everyone making the required number of QSO's.

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.

To get a Participation Point and to be listed in the results you must work at least one station and report the result.

For your report, simply tell us how the 20 QSO's were divided by bands. If you made more than 20, only list 20, and you can talk about the extra ones in your soapbox comments if you wish.

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 April Challenge

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

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