The NAQCC May 2012 Challenge
Area - Station - State
K9OSC - MN: W1 - W1KX - ME W2 - K2JT - NJ W3 - W3CKU - PA W4 - W4BTZ - GA W5 - KU5Q - TX W6 - KD6KDC - CA W7 - W7GVE - AZ W8 - K8MPH - MI W9 - WQ9H - IN W0 - W0RW - CO KD0V - MN: W1 - WV1E - CT W2 - N2UGB - NY W3 - WA3UAT - MD W4 - KI4UUZ - TN W5 - N5YG - AR W6 - AD6FM - CA W7 - NR7F - WA W8 - W8BJO - OH W9 - NG9D - IL W0 - W0BAV - MN KB1PBA - MA: W1 - WQ1RP - MA W2 - K2OHK - NY W3 - KB3AAY - MD W4 - KI4ZXZ - SC W5 - N5JO - TX W6 - KF6GC - CA W7 - AE7OR - AZ W8 - KD8AZO - OH W9 - K9EEI - IL W0 - KA0CSW - MN W9UX - WI: W1 - NK1V - CT W2 - NQ2W - NY W3 - W3GW - PA W4 - K4JEE - KY W5 - K5LG - AR W6 - K6JF - CA W7 - W7GTF - WA W8 - KB8TL - MI W9 - AK9A - WI W0 - ND0CW - ND K1IEE - ME: W1 WO1W RI W2 WA2CEO NJ W3 K3BSY PA W4 W4CUX GA W5 KG5WY TX W6 N6BBF CA W7 K7VM WA W8 KB8BFM WVA W9 W9OAW WI W0 WS0L COCertificate and Participation Point go to: All the above
Participation Point to: All the below
KU4A - KY: W1 - K1MLP - MA W3 - N3FCS - PA W4 - AK4JA - GA W5 - W5GHZ - OK W9 - N9FGC - IN W0 - W0BAV - MN K3WWP - PA: W1 - NB1N - MA W2 - N2ESE - NJ W3 - WY3H - PA W4 - N4GEB - NC W5 - K5KS - TX W7 - K7M - AZ W8 - KD8AZO - OH W9 - K9EEI - IL W0 - K0TC - MN N8XMS - MI: W1 - K1HTN - NH W2 - KA2PJD - NY W3 - WA3NZR - PA W4 - W4BTZ - GA W5 - NU5X - AR W7 - K7M - AZ W8 - KD8IFJ - MI W9 - W9FHA - IN W0 - ND0CW - ND NU7T - NV: W0 - WS0L - CO W2 - AC2CM - NY W5 - KB5PX - LA W6 - K6JJR - CA W7 - WC7X - UT W9 - AK9A - WI KE5BUS - TX: W0 - K0DTQ - MN W4 - W4UR - TN W6 - KW6AR - CA W7 - K7EFG - WA W9 - N9OL - IN VE3FUJ - ON: W1 - N1QLL - ME W2 - K2KEZ - NJ W4 - K4EAY - AL W9 - WB9CTP - IL W0 - NZ0T - KS KC9SNC - WI: W1 - WA1HFF - MA W2 - W2EZB - NY W3 - W3OKC - PA W4 - WA4NVD - VA W8 - K8WSN - MI W9 - NI9Y - IN W0 - K0JVX - KS W2JEK - NJ: W1 WA1SKQ - RI W2 KA2ZEY/P - NY W3 KC3U - PA W4 AD4YB - NC W8 W8HOG - OH W9 K9FW - IN W0 KD0IF - IASoapbox:
K9OSC - A very good challenge and lots of fun again. Did a lot of listening to find stations in their respective districts. Good exercise!
KB1PBA - A fun exercise, especially searching out the final contact for region 7.
KD0V - The challenge was interesting, most of the stations worked were QRP. Most notable was AD6FM was using 1 watt. All of the contacts were made by me calling CQ. The frequencies used were 14.060, 14.059, 7.040, and 7.041. 73, Merlin - KD0V #2002
KU4A - I've never understood the obsession with the alphabet challenges (Tom WY3H's idea of the alphabet challenges have really become popular, haven't they - K3WWP) so I try to jump on any challenge that is not one. My goal was the participation point, and it was a toughie. QSO #5 didn't happen until late on May 26th. Band condx seemed to me to be very poor about mid-month, but then picked up just in time. I see where several people completed the challenge and I admire their skill and available time! K9OSC (an old PSK-31 buddy of mine) wrote an excellent article about this challenge in the newsletter which I enjoyed - thanks Bob! I'm taking the rest of the month of May off before poker hands start up June 1st!
K3WWP - I just couldn't find a W6 to master the challenge. I heard plenty of W6 stations in contests, but of course contest QSOs don't count. I also heard many W6 stations working DX, but they were calling the DX stations, so I couldn't work them. I didn't hear a single W6 station otherwise that I might have been able to work. Don't you guys in CA do anything but contests and DX? HI. Anyway it was a fun and different challenge - perhaps more of a challenge than it looked at first sight.
K1IEE - Really didn't think I would make this one. W5 thru W0 was done on 20m. 10M is still asleep and 15M woke up at the end of the month. The hardest area for me was W3 which always has been a weak direction for my antenna. Had a great time thanks to all. 73 Dick
KE5BUS- New to CW, getting better and these low pressure challenges are fantastic for us shy cw ops. 73 Neil
VE3FUJ - It turned out that May was a very busy month at this QTH with work ( due to an unfortunate accident) didn't get finished last fall, had to be attended to this spring whenever the weather cooperated. That didn't leave as much time for Radio as I would have liked. The time I did have I enjoyed, and thanks to the contacts I did make. Brion 3011
W2JEK - DIDN'T GET THEM ALL BUT HAD LOTS OF FUN. MY QSO WITH KA2ZEY/P WAS MADE FROM MY RADIO CLUBS PORTABLE DAY AND HE WAS OPERATING 2W QRP FROM A PARK IN BROOKLYN, NY. MY RIG WAS AN OAK HILLS OHR-40 RUNNING 4W TO AN END FED HALF WAVE UP 20 FT. IN A TREE AT A PARK IN WESTWOOD.NJ. WE WERE ON 40M. 72 AND 73 DON W2JEK #1135
Work a station in each of the 10 USA call areas.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
All you need do is work 10 stations - one from each USA call area. The station you work must have the correct number in their call corresponding to the call area. Example: W4XXX in Florida counts, W3XXX in Florida does not count. KL7 in Alaska and KH6 in Hawaii count for the 7th and 6th call areas. NO contest or sprint QSOs allowed.
A certificate and Participation Point go to everyone who works all 10 call areas correctly and submits their results before the deadline.
A Participation Point goes to everyone who works at least 5, but not all 10 call areas correctly and submits their results before the deadline.
Some challenges involve a prize. Check the Prize page in the main section of the webs site for more info.
For your report, list the 10 contacts as follows:
Call Area - Station - State
W1 - W1OH - MA
W2 - W2SH - NJ
W0 - KD0V - MN
Sort by call area W1 through W0 (0 is technically the 10th call area)
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.