The NAQCC April 2013 Challenge
K3WWP: ALEWIFE - HK1ANP HK1/LW9EOC HK1/LW9EOC W8OZM UA0IDZ F8DGY HKI/LW9EOC BASS - HB9CVQ HK1ANP S58N S58N BLUEGILL - HB9CVQ HK1/LW9EOC UA0IDZ OE5MSM KG2A/VP9 UA0IDZ DL3AO DL3AO CARP - 4O7TC KG2A/VP9 XE1XR HK1ANP CATFISH - 407TC KG2A/VP9 4O7TC F8DGY UA3ICF OE5MSM HK1ANP DRUM - F8DGY XE1XR UA0IDZ W8OZM MINNOW - W8OZM UA3ICF HK1ANP HK1ANP W8OZM W8OZM MUSKIE - OE5MSM UA3ICF OE5MSM HK1ANP IK4VFD OE5MSM PERCH - HK1ANP XE1XR HA9RT HK1/LW9EOC HK1ANP PIKE - KG2A/VP9 IK4VFD HK1ANP XE1XR SANDPIKE - S53OQ DL3AO S58N F8DGY KG2A/VP9 IK3VUT HK1/LW9EOC EW8O SAUGER - S53OQ DL3AO UA3ICF KG2A/VP9 EW8O HA9RT SUCKER - SP5GRM IK3VUT HK1/LW9EOC HK1/LW9EOC G3HGE SP5GRM TROUT - 4O7TC SP5GRM W8OZM IK3VUT CT8/PA4N WALLEYE - HK1/LW9EOC 9A2N K3NLT K3NLT G3HGE F8DGY N1HFE WU1V: ALEWIFE - AA6AC WB2YRL VE3QAM WB2YRL VE2PID N7FUL VE3QAM BASS - WB2YRL AA6AC IZ6TGS IZ6TGS BLUEGILL - WB2YRL WB2YRL N7FUL VE2PID IZ6TGS VE2PID N7FUL N7FUL CARP - AA6AC AA6AC WB2YRL N5PHT CATFISH - AA6AC AA6AC N5PHT N7FUL IZ6TGS VO2NS N5PHT DRUM - OK6DJ WB2YRL N7FUL VE3QAM MINNOW - VE3QAM IZ6TGS N5PHT N5PHT OK6DJ WB2YRL MUSKIE - K3MD EU1A VO2NS OK6DJ XE2HQI VE2PID PERCH - N5PHT XE2HQI PR7AR HG52FC N5PHT PIKE - VE2PID XE2HQI OK6DJ XE2HQI SANDPIKE - SM3DBU AA6AC N7FUL OK6DJ VE2PID UT7IA K2LEB EU1A SAUGER - SM3DBU AA6AC EU1A IZ6TGS EU1A PR7AR SUCKER - W0CSR UX0ZA VK3CWB K2LEB K2LEB PR7AR TROUT - N5PHT PR7AR OK6DJ UX0ZA IZ6TGS WALLEYE - VK3CWB VE3QAM K2LEB K2LEB K2LEB WB2YRL KB5AE KC9SNC: ALEWIFE: AA7IX KA2MLH K4JEE KA4WQO AA7IX K3TF K4JEE BASS: K8QBS AA7IX K8PSK K8QBS BLUEGILL: W2BPI KO8L VE3FUJ K8EHE N9FGC AI9R WB8BIL KA2MLH CARP: K9RCE AA8V AI9R K2TTP CATFISH: KA9FCZ AA8V K2TTP KA9FCZ VE3IID N8NSN K8EHE DRUM: K3DZ K9RCE VE3OU KA2MLH MINNOW: N8KMY VE3IID N8KMY N8NSN KA4WQO KW1C MUSKIE: W0ANM W9UK WA3SCM K0ZXQ W2BPI K8EHE PERCH: K8PSK K9RCE KT8R KC0DD KA2MLH PIKE: KA9ZAP WB8BIL K2TTP VE3FUJ SANDPIKE: K8PSK AI9R N8NSN KC0DD W2BPI AA7IX K3DZ VE3IID SAUGER: K8QBS KA2MLH WB8UPO NG9D VE3OU W0RT SUCKER: N8NSN VE3FUJ KW1C K3TF VE3YN W8RA TROUT: K2TTP W9AJR KO8L VE3OU K3TF WALLEYE: W0ANM KA4WQO KO8L WB8BIL W2EZB N8KMY W9EBE KR9Z: ALEWIFE - WA5TCZ AE0SL K8EE WD8CW K6III KF5PFU K8EE BASS - KB8FE WA5TCZ AE0SL AE0SL BLUEGILL - KB8FE AE0SL KF5PFU K8EE WB3CEG/5 K6III K4CML K4CML CARP - WD8CW AE0SL K8SOR K8MPH CATFISH - WD8CW AE0SL WA5TCZ KF5PFU K6III K8SOR K8MPH DRUMM - WD8CW K8SOR KF5PFU K8MPH K8MPH MINNOW - K4CML K6III W8NZW W8NZW KO1U WD8CW MUSKIE - K4CML KO1U WK2S K8EE K6III K8EE PERCH - K8MPH AE0SL KA4RUR WA5TCZ K8MPH PIKE - KF5PFU K6III K8EE AE0SL SANDPIKE - WK2S AK4JA W0INS WD8CW KF5PFU W0INS K8EE KB8FE SAUGER - WK2S AK4JA KO1U WB3CEG/5 KB8FE KA4RUR SUCKER - N4ST KA4RUR WA5TCZ K8MPH WB3CEG/5 KA4RUR TROUT - WA5TCZ KA4RUR KO1U KA4RUR N4ST WALLEYE - WD8CW AK4JA KD0QCL KD0QCL WB3CEG/5 WY4D W0EJ K1YAN: ALEWIFE - WA3NZR K1LKP VE3SO WY4J KK4CIS VE3LFN VE3SO BASS - KB6NU WA3NZR VE3SO VE3SO BLUEGILL - KB6NU K1LKP KB6NU N1GKE N4KXG VKK4CIS E3LFN VE3LFN CARP - KD2JC N2ATB WA3NZR J57PX CATFISH - KD2JC N2ATB N2ATB VE3LFN GI0KVQ KB3RCS HD2A DRUM - W0DQ WA3NZR KB6NU SM6DLY MINNOW - WB4MNK WA8REI N4KXG N4KXG VE3SO WA3NZR MUSKIE - SM6DLY W4AUV W1KSO N4KXG N2EI N1GKE PERCH - W8PBO N2ADE WA8REI KB3RCS HD2A PIKE - J57PX N2EI N4KXG N2ADE SANDPIKE - W1KSO WB5UDA WA3NZR W0DQ W8PBO WA8REI KB6NU N2EI SAUGER - KB3RCS WB5UDA WB5UDA N4KXG KA4EET KB3RCS SUCKER - SM6DLY WB5UDA KB3RCS KB6NU KA4EET WA8REI TROUT - N2ATB KB3RCS VE3SO W4AUV KA4EET WALLEYE - WY4J KA4EET SM6DLY SM6DLY KA4EET WY4J KA4EET K1IEE: ALEWIFE - HA9RT I1YRL OE2JG WQ1RP IZ4VSZ F8WBD KD4ESO BASS - F8WBD HA9RT KD4ESO IZ4VSZ BLUEGILL - F8WBD I1YRL YU313EDICT KB9DFE EA5GX IZ4VSZ F5LIZ RN3BL CARP - YU313EDICT TA3AX RU9AAA PA150BA CATFISH - YU313EDICT TA3AX HA9RT F8WBD I1YRL KD4ESO HA9RT DRUM - F8WBD RA1TU YU313EDICT KD4QNM MINNOW - KD0QNM I1YRL 7N1PRD/0 VO2NS KD4ESO F8WBD MUSKIE - UA9LDM RA1TU IZ4VSZ KD4ESO YU313EDICT OE2JG PERCH - PA150BA KD4ESO RA1TU C100C HA9RT PIKE - PY4ZO F5LIZ KD4ESO N1ESZ SANDPIKE - VO2NS TA3AX 7N10RD/0 F8WBD PY4ZO F5LIZ KD4QNM EA5GX SAUGER - N1ESZ TA3AX RA1TU OE2JG EA5GX RU9AAA SUCKER - VO2NS RU9AAA G100C KD0QNM YU313EDICT HA9RT TROUT - TA5AX HA9RT KD4ESO RU9AAA TA3AX WALLEYE - F8WBD PA150BA RN3BL F5LIZ YU313EDICT PY4ZO N1ESZ N8XMS: ALEWIFE - SM5CAK, I1YRL, EA1NE, S51WO, OF3I, TM28UFT, EA1NE BASS - CP4BT, HA9RT, SM5CAK, SM5CAK BLUEGILL - CP4BT, I1YRL, UA3EKX, EA2AJB, RX3AGD, TO4IPA, LZ833MBB, LZ833MBB CARP - CP4BT, HA9RT, HA9RT, CP4BT CATFISH - CP4BT, SM5CAK, CP4BT, TM28UFT, IK4VFD, S59N, HA9RT DRUM - RX3ADG, RX3ADG, TM28UFT, TM28UFT MINNOW - LZ833MBB, IK4VFD, RN1ON, RN1ON, RN1ON, S51WO MUSKIE - TM28UFT, UA3EKX, S59N, UA3EKX, I1YRL, UA3EKX PERCH - TO4IPA, XF2E, RX3AGD, SM5CAK, HA9RT PIKE - CP4BT, I1YRL, UA3EKX, UA3EKX SANDPIKE - S51WO, RX3AGD, S59N, RX3AGD, TO4IPA, TO4IPA, SM5CAK, XF2E SAUGER - S51WO, RX3AGD, UA1T, RX3AGD, EA1NE, RN1ON SUCKER - W0S, UA1T, SM5CAK, SM5CAK, EA2AJB, RN1ON TROUT - HA9RT, HA9RT, RN1ON, TM28UFT, HA9RT WALLEYE - 9A4W, UA1T, DL4CF, DL4CF, EA1NE, I1YRL, VE3FUJ W2JEK: ALEWIFE - HA1AD, EW7LO, RU3EG, CO3WF, 9A3IH, FG7FR, EW1TZ BASS - SM3IZB, 7X4AN, S53OQ, SP7HOV BLUEGILL - SM3IZB, F6FLF, UT3UA, EA3JJ, SV2GNC, 9A3IH, 4L1MA, 4L1MA CARP - IK2CIO, R6AF, FG5FR, VE2PID CATFISH - IK2CIO, HA1AD, EW1TZ, OG3077F, ZA/IZ4IJA, SP7HOV, 9A3IH DRUM - VE2PID, H70ORO, RU3EG, V31MV MINNOW - HA5MK, IK4VFD, SV2GNC, 7X4AN, S53OQ, EW1TZ MUSKIE - CM2YI, UT3UA, ES3AX, HA5MK, SM3IZB, EW7LO PERCH - VE2PID, ES3AX, R6AF, SV2GNC, SP7HOV PIKE - SP7HOV, ZA/IZ4IJA, IK4VFD, VE2PID SANDPIKE - SM3IZB, ZA/IZ4IJA, 7X4AN, HA1AD, SP7HOV, I2TAO, HA5MK, EA3JJ SAUGER - SV2GNC, 4L1MA, RU3EG, OG3077F, ES3AX, RU3EG SUCKER - S53OQ, UT3UA, CO2WF, IK2CIO, EW1TZ, R6AT TROUT - I2TAO, FG5FR, SP7HOV, UT3UA, I2TAO WALLEYE - CO2WF, 9A3IH, EW7LO, F6FLF, VE2PID, CM2YI, RU3EGAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
VE3FUJ: ALEWIFE: AA1PL AA1PL KD2AEF K1YRW K1VI KC8MFF KE8BPL BASS: KB3QJA AA1PL KA3SJK KC9SNC BLUEGILL: KE8BPL KA2MLH AA9MU N1ESZ KG3W W2BPI KE8BPL VE3AXL CARP: K9JDC AA9MU K1YRW AA1PL CATFISH: KC0MTC AA9MU KC0MTC KC8MFF W3DWI N1ESZ KA2MLH DRUM: K9JDC KG4PRK K2UY AA9MU MINNOW: KA2MLH K1VI KC9SNC N1ESZ W3TOS KC9VWC MUSKIE: KC0MTC W1GUE N1TKS K1VI W2BPI VE1BA PERCH: K9VP VE3AXL W2ZRA KC0MTC VA3HN PIKE: KE8BPL W3DWI K1YRW W1GUE SAUGER: W3TOS KA3SJK W3NU KG4PRK W9EBE K1YRW SUCKER: KA3SJK WA8ULB KC8MFF K9JDC KD2AEF KG4PRK TROUT: N1TKS W2ZRA W3TOS AA9MU NT3G WALLEYE: KG3W KB3QJA WA3JAL WA8ULB KE8BPL K1YRW N1ESZSoapbox:
k3WWP: Alphabet challenges are not that hard when the DX is booming in as it was on the 1st and 2nd of April. I finished the challenge at 8:36PM EDT on the 2nd when N1HFE answered my CQ to give me the final letter (E). Now I need five "1s" and one "zero" to wrap up the EU Chapter Challenge. I'll have done that long before you read this around April 20 or so, since we don't post results until around that time to keep them more like personal challenges rather than competition to see who "gets there first". DX calls are so much more helpful than USA calls in getting letters, and especially when you have a call like HK1/LW9EOC to work with. I got 9 letters from that one call. Fun,fun, fun, but now after I finish the EU Chapter challenge, where do I go from there? HI Maybe do them both all over again for my own amusement??
WU1V: Luckily only 21 callsigns were all I needed for this challenge. I was very active DXing and two of the stations went toward my WAC QRP award. DX countries I contacted for this challenge were Canada, Italy, Czech Republic, Belarus, Mexico, Brazil, Hungary, Sweden, Ukraine, and Australia. I really enjoy these challenges, a real stimulus for me to make QRP contacts. It's fun towards the end of the month to tally up my QRP (non-sprint!) log and match callsigns to the list. 72/73 to all, and thanks NAQCC for an enjoyable event. - Rick
K1IEE: Another great challenge. Found the bands up and down most of the month. Thanks to all. 73 Dick
N8XMS: I managed to catch all of the fish but it was a close one! I was really short on E's and with about 1 hour of remaining available time on the 30th I managed to work EA2AJB, EA1NE, and VE3FUJ! What makes this one even more special is that, with one letter exception from special event W0S, everything that I used was a DX call. That's the first time that I have been able to do that. Tons of fun!
W2JEK: HAD A GOOD TIME WORKING THESE STATIONS. HAVE STARTED ALREADY ON THE MAY CHALLENGE. 72 AND 73 DON YOUNGER W2JEK NAQCC # 1135
Last year we used dog names and cat breeds for two of our alphabet challenges. I (K3WWP) being an avid fisherman suggested to Tom WY3H we have a fish species challenge this year, so here we go.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Just make ALL the names of these 15 fish species I (K3WWP) have caught in the Allegheny River that runs through Kittanning from the letters in the call signs of stations you work:
* - Suggested by KR9Z - thanks!
The 21 different letters involved are: A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T U W 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 and Participation Point go to everyone making all the words and submitting their report before the deadline.
A Participation Point goes to everyone making at least 1, but not all the words 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.
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.