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The NAQCC December 2012 Challenge

Final Results:

Call - # of QSOs made
WY3H   - 41
K3WWP  - 41
N8XMS  - 41
K9OSC  - 41
KC9SNC - 41
KD0V   - 41
W9UX   - 41
WN0WWY - 41
KR9Z   - 41
K1IEE  - 41
K1YAN  - 52
KB1PBA - 41
All the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.

KU4A   - 16
W2JEK  - 30
PA5LR  - 17
VE3FUJ - 15
K3WWP: This was an intriguing challenge and with limited time around the Christmas season to get on the air and the generally poor conditions that prevailed most of the month, it was not as easy as it looked at first glance. I finished up the first half making my 21st QSO on the 10th and wound up with 43 in all during the first 21 days of December - well above the required 1.0 average per day at 2.05 per day actually. Then I finished up the second half on the 28th when I made my 20th QSO for an average of 2.86 QSOs per day during those 7 days. Of course I'll get more QSOs the last few days of the month, but I want to get this submitted now since the requirement has been met. Thanks to all for the QSOs. A good many were with NAQCC members as our club continues to grow and the members become more involved in NAQCC activities. That's great!

N8XMS: The real challenge for this one was to find the time between all of the holiday activities to get on the air. Happy New Year to everyone. 73, Paul

KD0V: The was another good challenge. 40 meters was good most of the month and was able to give the NorCal 40A a good workout. I got a good Christmas present on Christmas Eve, worked a follow who was trying out his Christmas present, a new linear. 750 Watts on cw, really makes for a clear channel. No one called QRL?, started tuning up on frequency, or sending CQ for the entire QSO. I guess they could tell. 72, Happy New Year - Merlin, KD0V

WN0WWY: I noticed that I was doing about 30 qso's on a monthly basis so it wasn't much more to gather the required amount for December. Thanks again and Happy New Year !! Now for January.......WN0WWY Dale

KR9Z: Rough Challenge with the Holiday's...Started out great but then slowed down with Christmas events going on. Got my last one about 2hrs before the deadline...Fun tho...HNY 73 All Bob KR9Z

KU4A: The tenth QSO which put me over the top for the participation point was none other than K3WWP. Ended with 16 QSOs for the month. Great time of year for 40 and 80 meters. Looks like the alphabetans have just about taken over 2013 so see you in June for the WARC bands!

K1IEE: The Holidays did make for an interesting challenge for radio time. Thought I would break down my results by band. 80M/12, 40M/8, 30M/2,20M/5,17M/2, 15M/11,12M/0,10M/1. My total for the month was 99. 73 Dick

K1YAN: The world did not end, but after the conditions here in December, the end of good propagation as we knew it seems to be looming just around the corner. HNY 2013 and 72 / 72 to all.

KB1PBA: No problem for the first part, making 36 QSO for an average of 1.7/Day. For the second part I got kind of busy and was sweating it, as I only had 16 of the required 20 when I started to cook a fried rice entree for New Year's Eve dinner for the XYL, my brother and his wife. But I did manage to get them without burning the rice and about 15 minutes to spare before full attention was needed on cooking. So, 56 QSOs total. Averaged 8 minutes/QSO using my SW40+ xcvr at 1.5W output, all with a single set of AA alkaline batteries which are still going pretty well. Great challenge! Happy New Year! - KB1PBA

W2JEK: The end of the month was busy so only had 30 qso's . Was glad the Mayan calendar was wrong. Was lots of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135

PA5LR: A low score this month, not because of the holiday activities but due to the revival of two other hobbies.

VE3FUJ: Since the World was going to end on Dec. 21, I didn't see the need to pursue the challenge too vigorously as nobody would be around to post it for me, and me to read it. Well ------ The World didn't end, and I found myself short of time and needed too many Qso's to catch up, I did manage 15. Be that as it may, I'm glad the World didn't end as I have several unfinished projects. Hi HI You all have a prosperous 2013. 72 Brion # 3011

Since this supposedly will be the last month you will ever have to be on the ham bands because the World is going to end on December 21 according to the Mayan calendar, we simply challenge you to enjoy the time left by making QSOs.

The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month (31st OR 21st???) 2400Z

Make an AVERAGE of one QSO per day THROUGH the day the World comes to an end - December 21. If the Mayans were wrong and it doesn't end, then celebrate by making an AVERAGE of two QSOs per day from the 22nd through the 31st. That's 41 total QSOs if the World doesn't end, 21 if it does end - but then it doesn't really matter, does it?

A certificate and Participation Point go to everyone who makes the 41 QSOs and reports their results before the deadline.

A Participation Point goes to everyone who makes at least 10, but not all 41 QSOs and reports 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, simply tell us you made the 41 QSOs or if you didn't, tell us how many you did make.

You may also include details about the challenge in your soapbox comments.

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_k7hap (1K)

You must type that address into your email program.

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

For example: K3WWP NAQCC May Challenge

Postal mail:
Hap - K7HAP
8532 Canterbury Dr.
Annandale, VA 22003

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