The NAQCC January 2013 Challenge
K3WWP: 10 RAG CHEWS: WA1YNJ W0ZP WY3H N2ESE W1SFR KD3CA VE3ROY VE3FGU KC8TQP KD2ABL MCELROY - W3FMF KD3CA N2ESE KD2ABL W1SFR VE3ROY WA1YNJ AMPLIDAN MARINE - WA1YNJ W3FMF W0ZP KD2ABL 4A2I W2FD WA1YNJ WA1YNJ WB8ZOM WA1YNJ W1SFR 4A2I WA1YNJ N2ESE SWEDISH PUMP - N2ESE W2FD N2ESE W2FD XE2HQI N2ESE WY3H W0ZP VE3FGU WB8ZOM W0ZP VAIL CORRESPONDENT - VE3ROY KD3CA XE2HQI KD2ABL KD3CA VE3ROY W1SFR VE3ROY N2ESE N2ESE KC8TQP VE3ROY WA1YNJ KD2ABL N2ESE N2ESE KC8TQP JH BUNNELL - WA1YNJ WY3H N3BNQ VE3FGU N2ESE N2ESE N2ESE XE1L XE1L SPEEDX - W1SFR KC8TQP VE3ROY VE3ROY KD3CA XE1RK JUNKER - WA1YNJ VE3FGU N3BNQ KD3CA VE3ROY VE3ROY SIGNAL ELECTRIC - W1SFR W8IX VE3FGU N3BNQ KD3CA F8BBL VE3FGU F8BBL VE3FGU KD3CA KC8TQP VE3ROY W8IX KC8TQP MWTCO - SM2EKM W2FD KC8TQP KC8TQP WB8ZOM KC9SNC: 47 RAG CHEWS MCELROY - K8JPM K9CM AB8EL AA1LL N8MRS K9OSC W4YOK AMPLIDAN MARINE - AA1LL K8MP K8JPM AA1LL VE3AUI K9DP AA1LL KB2NQE K9CM AB8EL W9ERW WA3MIX N8ME K8EHE SWEDISH PUMP - K8LSB KC9WJK K8EHE KA2KDJ WB8ICN K9OSC K8EHE K8MP NU5X N8ME K9DP VAIL CORRESPONDENT - K0JVX KA2KDJ VE3AUI AB8EL K9OSC W4YOK WB9VRP N8MRS KB2NQE K9QS KD8PJP W8BJO N8MRS KB5GXD N8ME N8NSN N9TNQ JH BUNNEL - K0JVX VE3WH AB8EL VE3AUI N8NSN N8NSN VE3AUI K8LSB SPEEDX - N8MRS KD8PJP VE3WH W2EZB KD8PJP K0JVX JUNKER - K8JPM W9UK N9TNQ K0JVX W9ERW W9ERW SIGNAL ELECTRIC - N8NSN WA3MIX KB5GXD N9TNQ VE3AUI WA8ULB AB8EL AA1LL K8EHE KC9WJK WA9ADT WB9VRP WB8ICN WB8ICN MWTCO - N8MRS VE3WH N9TNQ WD5CNC W8OB WY3H: 32 RAG CHEWS MCELROY - w8Msk w3kC kb3Enu k9iL kh6Rf/1 w8bjO ka3Ynv AMPLIDAN MARINE - kA2kdj w8Msk k3wwP k9iL k3xI k8jD kA3yvn N1vs w8Msk kA3yvn nt3pR w8vIj N3adp wb4Eob SWEDISH PUMP - n1vS k3Wwp kb3Enu k8jD w8Irt w8mSk ve3wH k3wwP kb3enU kM1cc w8Pbo VAIL CORRESPONDENT - n1Vs n3Adp w8vIj w4eLp kn2Czz w8bjO w8Rei w8Rei w4Elp n1vS ky4P w8pbO N1vs n3aDp wb4Eob N1gpk nT3pr J H BUNNELL - w8viJ ke4coH wB4eob kb3enU ka2yNv ka3yNv kb3Enu w4eLp k9iL SPEED X - w8mSk ky4P w8rEi w4Elp wb8Dqj k3Xi JUNKER - ka2kdJ kb3enU Nt3pr K3qlz w8rEi nt3pR SIGNAL ELECTRIC - w2Sf w8reI n1Gpk N1adp n1Adp k3qLz vE3wh k9iL vE3wh w3kC w8irT kh5Rf/1 k3xI kn2Czz MWT CO - kM1cc Wa3hjj w2Tac w2taC w8pbO N8XMS: 11 RAG CHEWS MCELROY - KM4DB KF4CLO K3SEW KF4CLO K3PR KF4CLO N3YWQ AMPLIDAN MARINE - WA8QNN KM4DB K3PR KF4CLO N2JI NJ8D WA8QNN WA8QNN PA3DZM WA8QNN K3PR N2JI WA8QNN K3SEW SWEDISH PUMP - K3SEW WA8QNN K9RCE NJ8D N2JI K3SEW WA1HFF K3PR W4ZLU PA3DZM K3PR VAIL CORRESPONDENT - VA2SG AK4JA W2BPI KF4CLO KF4CLO KF4CLO K3PR KB4JR K9RCE AA4ZS W2BPI KF4CLO WA8QNN NJ8D EI3KG WA8QNN IT9NJE J H BUNNELL - NJ8D WA1HFF KB4JR W4ZLU WA8QNN WA8QNN EI3KG W4ZLU W4ZLU SPEED X - AA4ZS W2BPI DL/EU1DZ DL/EU1DZ AC0DK G8DX JUNKER - AK4JA DL/EU1DZ NJ8D AK4JA K1ESE KB4JR SIGNAL ELECTRIC - VA2SG EI3KG VA2SG NJ8D AK4JA LY1G K1ESE LY1G K1ESE AC0DK IT9NJE KB4JR EI3KG AC0DK MWT CO - WB9MII WA8QNN KF4TJE K9RCE OE2013U K1YAN: 15 RAG CHEWS: K2NV W2XS W4OBY NJ8D AE4GM W2XB N1GKE VE2PID N8KMY WA3BHM WB4AQL AA8V W2SK VE2TH W3QT MCELROY - AE4GM KC2ICA AE4GM WB4AQL VE3RIA W4OBY W4OBY AMPLIDAN MARINE - KA3SJK AE4GM WB2SPP WB4AQL IK2ECC NJ8D AE4GM NJ8D AE4GM KA3SJK VE3RIA IK2ECC NJ8D AE4GM SWEDISH PUMP - WB2SPP WB2SPP AE4GM NJ8D KC2ICA WB2SPP WA3BHM WB2SPP K1PUG N8KMY WB2SPP VAIL CORRESPONDENT - K2NV WA3PTY KC2ICA WB4AQL IK2ECC W4OBY W0RW W0RW N1GKE W2XS WB2SPP W4OGZ N1PVP VE2PID N1GKE N1PVP VE2TH J H BUNNELL - KA3SJK WA3BHM WB2SPP K1PUG K2NV K2NV N1GKE WH6LE WH6LE SPEED X - KA3SJK K1PUG IK2ECC IK2ECC NJ8D W2XS JUNKER - KA3SJK IK5ZWU K2NV KA3SJK VE2PID XE1RK SIGNAL ELECTRIC - KA3SJK IZ0CGV K1PUG NJ8D WA3PTY AE0SL VE2PID AE0SL IK2ECC KC2ICA WA3PTY XE1RK VE2PID IK2ECC MWT CO - N8KMY WB2SPP WA3PTY IK2ECC W4OGZ K9OSC: 26 RAG CHEWS MCELROY - K1MBF KC9SNC WD9DWE K6TLL VE3RIA K9OZ W7YCW AMPLIDAN MARINE - VE3RIA K8MP WA0ITP K6TLL VE3RIA KB5GXD VE3RIA W4ENN K1MBF WA0ITP VE3RIA WA0ITP W4ENN VE3RIA SWEDISH PUMP - NS8S K0WTL VE3RIA KB5GXD VE3RIA NS8S KB3ZXH K8MP K4GEU K8MP K8MP VAIL CORRESPONDENT - VE3RIA WG0AT WA0ITP W0WTL KC9SNC K9OZ W0RW W0RW WD9DWE NS8S WA0ITP KB3LGO W4ENN KB5GXD WD9DWE W4ENN K6TLL J H BUNNELL - AJ8P KB3ZXH K1MBF K4GEU W4ENN W4ENN AB8EL K0WTL N0BLG SPEED X - NS8S WA0ITP W4ENN W4ENN WD9DWE KB5GXD JUNKER - AJ8P AA9MU KC9SNC K6TLL W4ENN K0RKH SIGNAL ELECTRIC - NS8S WA0ITP WG0AT KC9SNC WA0ITP K6TLL AB8EL N0BLG N0EVH KC9SNC K0WTL K0RKH AA8MI KC9SNC MWT CO - KM1CC K0WTL K6TLL W7YCW KB3LGO K1IEE: 16 RAG CHEWS: ON4DH N4PGJ ON6VL WB2FLX WA1HEW WB2IVJ WA2PJF K0AYZ KB3ENU W1SVR AC0MP KN2CZZ KB1BIC KK4BMB XM3Z WB4DKF MCELROY - UW1HM IK2CIO WA1HEW ON6VL WA2RAS ON5DH K0AYZ AMPLIDAN MARINE - WA2RAS UW1HM N4PGJ 0N6VL WB2IVJ VE2PID WA2RAS ON5DH AC0MP WA1HEW WA2RAS WB2IVJ ON5DH WA1HEW SWEDISH PUMP - WA2RAS UW1HM WA1HEW ON5DH WB2IVJ SP9H UW1HM N4PGJ UW1HM AC0MP N4PGJ VAIL CORRESPONDENT - WB2IVJ WA2RAS IK2CIO WB2FLX AC0MP ON5DH RL3BZ W1VZR KB3ENU WA2RAS WA2PJF ON5DH N4PGJ ON5DH KB3ENU ON5DH HI3TEJ JH BUNNELL - N4PGJ ON5DH WB2FLX UW1HM N4PGJ N4PGJ KB3ENU WB2FLX WB2FLX SPEED X - OE5CSP WA2PJF VE2PID OE5CSP ON5DH WB2FLX JUNKER - N4PGJ KB3ENU ON6VL KA2F VE2PID RL3BZ SIGNAL ELECTRIC - OE5CSP IK2CIO N4PGJ ON6VL WA2RAS RL3BZ AE7PG GM4WZL OE5CSP AC0MP PA5WT W1VZR IK2CIO AC0MP MWTCO - AC0MP UW1HM PA5WT IK2CIO ON6VLAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
WU1V: 14 RAG CHEWS AMPLIDAN MARINE - AG4T VE3QAM N4PGJ K1LGQ N9IXD N9IXD AG4T K8WSN VE3QAM VE3QAM AE4R N9IXD N9IXD AE4R SWEDISH PUMP - K8WSN K8WSN AE4R N9IXD N9IXD K8WSN W8JHA N4PGJ KB3ENU K2AM N4PGJ JH BUNNELL - N4PGJ W8JHA KB3ENU KB3ENU N9IXD N9IXD AE4R K1LGQ K1LGQ JUNKER - W8JHA KB3ENU N9IXD KB3ENU KB3ENU AE4R VE3FUJ: 9 RAG CHEWS SWEDISH PUMP - KB2HSH W2FUJ K3WEL NJ8D WA0ITP KB2HSH KB2HSH WA0ITP W2FUJ AB0BM WA0ITP JUNKER - W2FUJ W2FUJ NQ8Z K1LGQ KA3WEL KG0YR KD0V: 14 RAG CHEWS McElroy - AF5DM, AA4MC, KE4EX, KE7LKW, KC7HCR, K4AHO, N8QY Amplidan Marine - K4AHO, AF5DM, K9DP, KE7LKW, KK4ITN, AF5DM, H4AHO, N8QY, AF5DM, AF5DM, KC7HCR, KK4ITN, N8QY, KE4EX Swedish Pump - N2ESE, K3JWI, N2ESE, AF5DM, K3JWI, N2ESE, K4AHO K9DP, K9UCX, AA4MC, WA9DWP Speedx - N2ESE, WA9PWP, N2ESE, N2ESE, AF5DM KE4EX Junker - K3JWI, K9UCX, N3MON, K4AHO, N2ESE, KC7HCR MWTCO - N3MON, K3JWI, KK4ITN, W4CCV, K9NO W2JEK: 2 RAG CHEWS MCELROY - C6ANM C6ANM HK4CZE N4RLD N4RLD OX3XR K3Y/5 AMPLIDAN MARINE - P48ADI PY4HGM PP1CZ HC2SL P48ADI EA7DQ F6HKA C6ANM HA5MK EA4GJV FG5FR IK2SND N4RLD E77DX SWEDISH PUMP - HC2SL UW5ZM EA4GJV E77DX P48ADI XE2S HK4CZE PY4HGM YN9SU M0UNN P48ADI VAIL CORRESPONDENT - EA4GJV C6ANM IK0XCB HC2SL PP1CZ ON6VL FG5FR OX3XR EA4GJV HC2SL PP1CZ OX3XR N4D N4D XE2S C6ANM VE3XT J H BUNNELL - KA2KDJ PY4HGM IK0XCB M0UNN YN9SU YN9SU XE2S ON6VL ON6VL SPEED X - IK2SND P48ADI EA7DQ E77DX N4RLD IK0XCB JUNKER - EA4GJV YN9SU IK2SND K3Y/5 HK4CZE N4RLD SIGNAL ELECTRIC - YN9SU IK2SND PY4HGM N4D C6ANM N4RLD EA7DQ K5LG VE3XT HC2SL VE3XT OX3XR IK0XCB HK4CZE MWT CO - M0UNN UW5ZM VE3XT HK4CZE ON6VLSoapbox:
K3WWP: This was a little trickier than Tom and I thought it would be. I think the idea of giving bonus letters for rag chew type QSOs is a good one although it added a bit to the manipulation of QSOs and letters, and I'm going to talk it over with Tom about doing that for some other alphabet challenges also. We need to encourage more folks to rag chew as that puts still more CW on the bands than just short 599 TU type of QSOs. It's the same idea with our Friendship Club award where we encourage folks to actually learn more about those they work through rag chewing rather than just exchanging club numbers. This was an unusual alphabet challenge for me. Usually R is my Achilles heel and I struggle to get that letter till sometimes the last minute. This time R was one of the first letters completed. The last letters this time were I L M which are usually easy ones. My first 10 QSOs this month (year) WERE rag chews, as everyone seemed talkative to start off the new year so that helped get a bunch of the letters out of the way very early.
KC9SNC: It took 47 QSOs to complete this challenge. Although 34 of these exceeded fifteen minutes, I did not use any of the ragchew letters more than twice. While I enjoy these challenges, it's no fun doing the book keeping. I wrote a computer program a long time ago to do this for me. The program is based on the old rule of using a letter only twice. Don KC9SNC
K9OSC: Another really good Challenge. Many more top notch QSO's with different QRP stations.
K1IEE: Very different word challenge this time.The rag chew portion was a nice addition, spent most time on 15M, 40M and 80M bands. Thanks to all, 73 Dick K1IEE
WU1V: I did better than I thought I would, given that I devoted much of my on the January air time to SKCC sprints and K3Y service. I missed SPEED X by one 'P' and with an 'O' I could have had MWT CO and MCELROY. I am amazed that so many people were able to achieve a complete sweep. I enjoyed the Challenge and hope to do better in future such events. This was my first NAQCC Challenge, as I just joined a few weeks ago.
VE3FUJ: I was unable to collect any O's Not enough I's , R's and E's Hence only 2 names. I enjoyed the sprint nevertheless, I had 21 Qso's but a lot of the letters didn't help me because of the above mentioned letters. Brion # 3011
W2JEK: Only had two ragchews but got all the letters needed. Lots of fun.
Last year we received suggestions for two challenges from Gary K1YAN just after we had finalized our 2012 schedule, and we promised Gary to use his suggestions in 2013. This is the first of his suggestions involving famous straight key names.
However there is an added twist this month just to change things up a bit. We are combining Gary's suggestion with a rag chew challenge as described below in the RULES:
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Just make ALL the following words from the letters in the call signs of stations you work AND make 10 15 minute rag chews during the month. You get bonus letters from those call signs of stations with whom you make the rag chews as described below:
J H BUNNELL
The 23 different letters involved are: A B C D E G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W X Y
For your 10 rag chew QSOs, you can use each letter in a call THREE times. For example you could use a rag chew QSO with K3WWP for 3 K's, 6 W's, and 3 P's.
ADDENDUM/CLARIFICATION - If you make more than 10 rag chews, you can use any 10 of them to get the three times letter value.
For all other QSOs including any extra rag chews, 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 (or 12) 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 and Participation Point go to everyone making all the words and rag chews and submitting their report before the deadline.
A Participation Point goes to everyone making at least 1 word and at least 1 rag chew but not all the words and rag chews, and submitting their report before the deadline.
Some challenges involve a prize. Check the Prize page in the main section of the web site for more info.
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.
Also tell us how many rag chews you made.
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
Hap - K7HAP
8532 Canterbury Dr.
Annandale, VA 22003
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.