The NAQCC October 2013 Challenge
K3WWP: GOBLINS - G100RSGB CO0CW EA5UB WP4L V44KAI NJ8D G100RSGB COSTUMES - CY0P CO0CW G100RSGB TF3JB EA5UB N8XMS EA5UB K3PSD GHOSTS - G100RSGB K4HPP HB30OK K3PSD TF3JB US7UX CARVEDPUMPKIN - CY0P EA5UB G100RSGB K0JVX EA5UB NJ8D CY0P EA5UB N8XMS CY0P K4JPN V44KAI NJ8D CANDY - CO0CW EA5UB N4QR NJ8D CY0P TRICK - NT8P G100RSGB KA9VAI CO0CW K4JPN TREAT - NT8P N4QR Z320E V44KAI K9EYT WITCH - CO0CW KA9VAI K9EYT CO0CW K4HPP FRIGHT - TF3JB N4QR W8ICN G100RSGB HB30OK W2TXU JACKOLANTERN - NJ8D V44KAI CO0CW K8JD HB30OK WP4L WA3YLQ N4QR W2TXU Z320E N1RND N1RND KE7LKW: GOBLINS - VE7BGJ CO8LY VE7BGJ CO8LY K8AAI KD6NRP K5KS COSTUMES - CO8LY CO8LY K5KS LU2YT LU2YT VE2MF W3EP VE3USP GHOSTS - VE7BGJ AH6V W6UDO VE3USP N3PDT K8QBS CARVED - CO8LY AH6V KD6NRP AH6V W3EP KD0V PUMPKIN - W3EP LU2YT VE2MF W3EP KD0V K8AAI KD6NRP CANDY - KC9IL AH6V N0DA KD0V CO8LY TRICK - LU2YT KD6NRP N6KIX KC9IL KD0V TREAT - N3PDT WB6QQR VE2MF AE4YP W6GRT WITCH - W3EP N6KIX W6GRT WJ6CA AH6V FRIGHT - VE2MF WB6QQR KC9IL KB5GXD KH2BR K0TC JACKOLANTERN - K4JFF AE4YP WJ6CA K4JFF W6UDO CO8LY K8AAI N0DA K0TC VE2MF KH2BR W3NA K1NAJ: GOBLINS - KG4W KA2PJO KB1BIC W0LUW KB1BIC N3AO W1SFR COSTUMES - K0KC KA2PJO KP4MS WD4KFT W0LUW KP4MS K1EDG KP4MS GHOSTS - KG4W K6BHH N3AO W1SFR WD4KFT K8ESE CARVED - K0KC K9AAA W1SFR NV9X K0KEX WD4KFT PUMPKIN - KA2PJO W0LUW KP4MS KA2PJO KA2PJO KB1BIC N3AO CANDY - KB1BIC K9AAA K4YND WD4KFT K4YND TRICK - AG4T KR9Z K7IFG AB9YC K9AAA TREAT - AG4YT W1SFR K0KEX K9AAA WA9JTU WITCH - W1SFR WA6RIC WA9TJU AB9YC K5HEM FRIGHT - W1SFR W9RFX K7IFG AG4T K5HEM KT4P JACKOLANTERN - KA2PJO K9AAA KB1BIC K9AAA N3AO W0LUW K9AAA K4YND KT4P K1EDG W9RFX N4PGJ N8XMS: GOBLINS - F8DGY CO0SS WB4DBO N4LMI II0CW N4LMI CO0SS COSTUMES - CR6ALM WA6OEF CO0SS TG9ADM UA3RF N4LMI WA6OEF CO0SS GHOSTS - F8DGY WH6LE WA6OEF CO0SS TG9ADM K2OS CARVEDPUMPKIN - CR6ALM CR6ALM CR6ALM HB9CVQ WA6OEF WB4DBO K4HPP UA3RF N4LMI K4HPP K4HPP II0CW WB8ENE CANDY - CO0SS CR6ALM N4LMI WB4DBO KE7YTE TRICK - KE7YTE CR6ALM N4LMI CO0SS K5LBJ TREAT - F6FTI H70ORO WA6OEF WA6OEF F6FTI WITCH - WH6LE N4LMI KE7YTE CO0SS WH6LE FRIGHT - WA6OEF H70ORO II0CW TG9ADM K4HPP HA3FTA JACKOLANTERN - K5LBJ WA6OEF II0CW K4HPP K2OS N4LMI WA8SAN WA8SAN HA3FTA WH6LE KR9Z WA8SAN AB9YC: GOBLINS - G100RSGB CO0SS G100RSGB EA8/DL5JAN AA2ID K1NAJ G100RSGB COSTUMES - HC2AO AA3OI CO0SS K1LT WB8JUI K8MPH E77DX CO0SS GHOSTS - G100RSGB HB0/DL2SBY AA3OI CO0SS K9EYT CO0SS CARVEDPUMPKIN - CO0SS 4A2I G100RSGB V31RL E77DX AA2ID K8MPH WB8JUI K8MPH K8MPH K1LT 4A2I EA8/DL5JAN CANDY - CO0SS 4A2I EA8/DL5JAN AA2ID HB0/DL2SBY TRICK - N0TT W9RE AA2ID KC4TPG K1NAJ TREAT - KC4TPG V31RL EA8/DL5JAN AA2ID KC4TPG WITCH - K1NAW AA3OI N0TT KC4TPG HC2AO FRIGHT - TF3JB G100RSGB 4A2I G100RSGB HB0/DL2SBY K1LT JACKOLANTERN - EA8/DL5JAN AA2ID HC2AO K1LT CO0SS EA8/DL5JAN AA2ID K1NAJ K9EYT EA8/DL5JAN V31RL K1NAW ND9M: GOBLINS - G100RSGB KO1U G100RSGB HB0/DL2SBY VE2PID N3PDT G100RSGB COSTUMES - N9AC/M KO1U G100RSGB N3PDT KO1U EJ0M EJ0M HB0/DL2SBY GHOSTS - G100RSGB HP1VWW N5BO HB0/DL2SBY N3PDT PJ2/W5BOS CARVEDPUMPKIN - N9AC/M VE1BA G100RSGB W1DV EJ0M N3PDT N3PDT KO1U EJ0M K4JPN K4JPN VE2PID N3PDT CANDY - N3AQC VE1BA K4JPN N3PDT HB0/DL2SBY TRICK - CO3ET G100RSGB EI13CLAN N3AQC K4JPN TREAT - UT3UY KB4JR VE2PID NA9F UT3UY WITCH - W1DV EI13CLAN CO3ET EI13CLAN HP1VWW FRIGHT - NA9F KB4JR DJ5IL G100RSGB HC2AO IK3VUT JACKOLANTERN - EJ0M AJ4BP EI13CLAN KO1U N5BO HB0/DL2SBY NA9F K1NN IK3VUT VE2PID K4RNV NA9F K1IEE: GOBLINS - G4TGE YR900ORA HB9TPT DL3BCU IK4VFD HK1N SQ7OXU COSTUMES - R290ECH YR900ORA SQ7OXU HB9TPT SQ7OXU EJ0M EJ0M WW0SS GHOSTS - G4TGE H7H SQ7OXU WW0SS HB9TPT WW0SS CARVEDPUMPKIN - R290ECH YO900AMF YR900ORA SP9FV EJ0M UX7FD WQ1RP SQ7OXU EJ0M WQ1RP HK1N IK4VFD ON4AHQ CANDY - CR3FCH YO900AMF EI13CLAN DL3BCU YR900ORA TRICK - HB9TPT YR900ORA DL7SI CR3FCH HK1N TREAT - TK4LS YR900ORA R290ECH 4O3A G4TDE WITCH - WW0SS DL7SI HB9TPT CR3FCH HK1N FRIGHT - UX7FD YR900ORA EI13CLAN OG9W HK1N TK4LS JACKOLANTERN - EJ0M YR900ORA CR3FCH DK3WM SQ7OXU DL3BCU YR900ORA HK1N G4TGE R290ECH WQ1RP ON4AHQ WU1V: GOBLINS - G3WPH DJ8WO KB3ERI K6ELQ ON/DJ6OI ON/DJ6OI US1GCU COSTUMES - US1GCU DJ8WO US1GCU UA3DKT UA3DKT UT4MR KB3ERI K8DSS GHOSTS - K9GHD W7WHO KZ5OM K8DSS N0TA K8DSS CARVEDPUMPKIN - US1GCU UA3DKT UT4MR K7VM KB3ERI DJ8WO G3WPH UA3DKT UT4MR G3WPH UA3DKT ON/DJ6OI ON/DJ6OI CANDY - NC1M UA3DKT NC1M DJ8WO UT3UY TRICK - UA3DKT UT3MR KI0G NC1M UA3DKT TREAT - UD3T KR9Z K6ELQ WA7RBC UD3T WITCH - DJ8WO KB3ERI UT4MR WA7RBC G3WPH FRIGHT - KF4YP KR9Z KB3ERI G3WPH G3WPH UT4MR JACKOLANTERN - DJ8WO WA7RBC WA7RBC KR9Z ON/DJ6OI K6ELQ N0TA NC1M UT3UY K6ELQ KB3ERI FG8NY GM0DKK: GOBLINS - AG4T OK5JM EA3BCU IK1HXL IK1HXL IT9NMJ IK3SVT COSTUMES - EA3BCU OK5JM S51CL AG4T EA3BCU OK5JM EA3BCU S51CL GHOSTS - AG4T IK1HXL KO1U S51NP AG4T S51CL CARVEDPUMPKIN - EA3BCU AG4T RA9QBQ IK3SVT EA3BCU DG4FDQ S51NP EA3BCU OK5JM S51NP OK5JM IK1HXL IT9NMJ CANDY - S51CL AG4T S51NP DG4FDQ LZIYY TRICK - IT9NMJ RA9QBQ IT9NMJ S51CL OK5JM TREAT - IT9NMJ HB9HFR EA9DX EA3BCU IK3SVT WITCH - EA7HFW IT9NMJ IK3SVT IV3DDC IK1HXL FRIGHT - HB9HFR HB9HFR IK3SVT DG4FDQ HB9HFR IT9QAU JACKOLANTERN - OK5JM EA3BCU IV3DDC IK1HXL KO1U S51CL RA9QBQ S51INP IT9QAU EA9DX RA3PKV N1EP N1NUA: GOBLINS - KG4W NE5MO KA2YBT G0TFL W4MIX NE5MO KD8CVS COSTUMES - K3RNC NE5MO KD8CVS KA2YBT K1PUG W4MIX AE0SL KF7WNS GHOSTS - KG4W WA1HEW K2OO AE0SL KA2YBT AE0SL CARVEDPUMPKIN - K3RNC WA1HEW K3RNC W3GV WA1HEW KM4DB K1PUG K1PUG W4MIX K1PUG KA2YBT W4MIX NE5MO CANDY - KD8CVS WA1HEW N7BB KM4DB KA2YBT TRICK - G0TFL K3RNC WB7NZI KD8CVS KA2YBT TREAT - G0TFL K1RFO NE5MO KA2YBT WB3TEL WITCH - W4MIX WB7NZI WB3TEL AA2KC WA1HEW FRIGHT - IW3FZQ K1RFO W1ZIY W3GV W7WHO N3PDT JACKOLANTERN - KA2KDJ KA2YBT AA2KC KG4W K2OO G0TFL KA2KDJ N7BB N3PDT NE5MO KK4SER WB7NZI W2JEK: GOBLINS - DL1DGS SV9DJO M0PCB DL5ANT ON4IA EA2NN CO0SS COSTUMES - SM5COP OA1F G100RSGB OZ2TF IK5ZWU HK1MK EA3DD MJ0ASP GHOSTS - G100RSGB HK1MK SM5COP HC2SL DL5ANT SV9DJO CARVEDPUMPKIN - PA1CC N3A OZ1AAR SV9DJO EA2NN F8DGY M0PCB IK5ZWU MJ0ASP PA1CC HK1MK TI8LT ON4IA CANDY - HC2SL OA1F EA2NN SV9DJO F8DGY TRICK - DL5ANT H70ORO IK5ZWU CO0SS HK1MK TREAT - TI8LT G100RSGB EA2NN DL5ANT OZ2TF WITCH - IK5ZWU ON4IA TI8LT PA1CC H7H FRIGHT - OA1F H70ORO TI8LT F8DGY H7H TI8LT JACKOLANTERN - MJ0ASP OZ1AAR M0PCB IK5ZWU CO0SS TI8LT EA3DD N3A TI8LT EA3DD OZ1AAR DL5ANTAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
VE3FUJ: GOBLINS - AB2GU NE5MO AB2GU WH6LE IK2ECC KC9SNC AC0SR COSTUMES - AC0SR W8BJO G3RSP TZ6BB AB2GU MI0BPB IK2ECC K1SFR GHOSTS - G3RSP VE3RH NE5MO KC9SNC TZ6BB AC0SR CARVEDPUMPKIN - AC2C AB2GU AC0SR AB8AV NE5MO W3DWI G3RSP K1PUG NE5MO K1PUG IK2ECC MI0BPB N0UR CANDY - AC2C AB8AV N8BB W3DWI KF4YJQ KC9SNC: GOBLINS - K4GDR VE3OU KB6NU W9LHG KC4URI K1NN WB8SIW CARVEDPUMPKIN - KC9ERZ AA8V K0RKH AA8V KC9ERZ K3AHD K8MP KC4URI K8MP K8MP K0JVX W9ZI K1NN CANDY - N5CW AA8V KB6NU K4GDR K2YWE TRICK - W3ATT K4GDR WB8SIW WA3CKA K0RKH TREAT - WA9JTU KC4URI VE3FUJ K3AHD K9ZTV WITCH - K2YWE KC4URI W3ATT WD4LZC K3AHD FRIGHT - K5YQF KC9ERZ W9ZI K4GDR VE3HEQ W3ATT JACKOLANTERN - K0JVX W0NYA KC4URI K0RKH W0O WD4LZC W3ATT N2UU WA9JTU VE3HEQ W9AJR N5CW VE3HNE: CARVED - KB1BIC KA3QLF K3DRQ N3BEV N3BEV K3DRQ PUMPKIN - W3NP K0LUW K7VM N0UMP N9KKY NI9Y N3BEVSoapbox:
K3WWP: I got the first 59 letters before our N3A parkpedition, then finished up the last 13 letters from stations I worked during the parkpedition. It was nice to sneak in a QSO with CY0P when he just started a 30 meters session. I had no idea Sable Island was so in demand. The pileups were (are) awesome with 3-4 kHz wide blocks of stations just above his frequency. Looked very interesting on the panadapter - almost like a big wide square wave. G100RSGB helped out with a lot of letters. A rough count shows about 25 stations worked to complete the challenge. Now I can concentrate on finishing the NAQCC European Chapter challenge. It hasn't been too easy working Europe so far this month, mainly because I'm usually busy during the current best times around 1800Z or so. Thanks to all for the challenge QSOs.
KE7LKW: QRP, 40m cf zepp and 80m cf zepp inv vee.
N8XMS: I really enjoy these alphabet challenges. This one was fairly easy to complete. 73, Paul - N8XMS
AB9YC: This was a challenging one for me this month as time was at a premium. I managed a few good sessions with only one letter to go and hit a wall. However, a good band opening on 20M and I closed out my list for this month, and a good thing too, because I won't be able to operate again until Sweepstakes. I can't wait until next month's challenge.
ND9M: Operating QRP while mobile is a real challenge. It didn't help that I discovered a crack in the casing of my 40M resonator that allowed rainwater to get in early in the month which made the band all but unusable for several days. Still, the fun is in the chase even if the weapons aren't available!
K1IEE: Good challenge as always. This is the second challenge I have found the letters I and E hardest to find. HW-9 @ 4W and OCF dipole. 73 K1IEE Dick
WU1V: Took me most of the month since I didn't operate for much of the first week and much of my activity was sprints which don't count. Due to a rush of 10M DXing I was able to complete the challenge 2 days ahead of the deadline. Good mix of US and DX stations. Prop to Europe on 10M has been good of late. Had fun as usual. 72, Rick
KC9SNC: It was another fun challenge even though I was unable to complete it. I got a late start this month and came up short on the letter S. I'll try again in November. 72/73 Don
GM0DKK: I enjoyed the challenge but found it difficult getting the required letters to make up all the works, but perseverance paid off. 73 Arthur
N1NUA: This challenge was so much fun. It was my first one and I can't wait to start the November challenge. Joan
W2JEK: THIS WAS A GOOD CHALLENGE AND A LOT OF FUN. USED 22 DX STATIONS AND N3A, THE NAQCC ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EVENT STATION. MY LAST LETTER WAS 'Y' WHICH WAS ALSO THE LAST ONE ON THE LIST.
VE3HNE: This one was lots of fun but I ran out of time. As family activits in this month, but I will have more time for the November challenge and will be using a Hw-8 @ 2 watts. Walt
Well it's October and naturally (other than the NAQCC anniversary month) that means Halloween. So we challenge you to make words related to Halloween.
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:
JACK O LANTERN
The 23 different letters involved are: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V 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.