The NAQCC November 2014 Challenge
All challenge info such as rules are now in the hands of Gary K1YAN. Email him with any questions in that regard at .
The results on this page are the responsibility of Hap K7HAP. Email him with any questions in that regard at .
Our annual traditional Thanksgiving challenge featuring items found on a Thanksgiving dinner table.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Just make ALL these words from calls of stations you work:
The 81 total letters contain these 22 different letters: A B C D E G H I K L M N O P Q 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.
A choice of an item made by master woodworker Gregg WB8LZG as shown on our prizes page here goes to someone selected via a random drawing from all who participate and submit a report for this month's challenge. A person can only win once, then they become ineligible for future drawings.
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.
K3WWP: TURKEY - CO3ET HA3NU KY4RE W1AW/KP2 CO3ET KY4RE MASHEDPOTATOES - K2MMO W1AW/1 K4SPO HB9LCW CO3ET WB2YAD W1AW/KP2 CO3ET CO3ET W1AW/1 HT5T CO3ET KY4RE K4SPO SWEETPOTATOES - S52AW W1AW/1 KY4RE HI3TEJ HT5T W1AW/KP2 CO8TW HT5T W1AW/KP2 HT5T CO8TW HI3TEJ S52AW PEAS - K4SPO XE2I W1AW/KP2 LU7YS SQUASH - LU7YS W8LQ HA3NU W1AW/7 VE3USP HB9LCW CRANBERRYRELISH - HB9LCW KY4RE W1AW/7 W1WYN HB9LCW XE2I HA9RT HA9RT KY4RE EA7AJR EA7AJR W8LQ HI3TEJ VE3USP HT5T GRAVY - P4/KG9N EA7AJR HA3NU N1PVP W1WYN MINCEPIE - K2MMO HI3TEJ W1WYN HB9LCW EA7AJR K4SPO XE2I WB2PEF PUMPKINPIE - N1PVP LU7YS K2MMO N1PVP W1AW/KP2 XE2I HA3NU N1PVP IT9/LY5W WB2PEF K0FNR: TURKEY - 8N1NRT LU5FR LU5FR KX0R WB8E/QRP PY2NGN MASHEDPOTATOES - I3FOM W1AW/1 UA0ZS F5PHY WB8E/QRP F8DGY PY2NGN CX7CO HA9RT N0TA N0TA CX7O KB5AE ZW75PSO SWEETPOTATOES - K6OQS W1AW/1 K7NEW K7NEW HT5T PY2NGN OM2VL HT5T W1AW/1 HT5T K6OQS XE1R UA0ZS PEAS - ZW75PSO KB5AE HA9RT K6OQS SQUASH - ZW75PSO K6OQS UA0ZS UA0ZS V73NS HA9RT CRANBERRYRELISH - CX2BR KX0R UA0ZS N0TA CX2BR KE5PRL CX2BR CX2BR F8DGY KX0R KE5PRL ZF35LC I3FOM V73NS HA9RT GRAVY - F8DGY 8N1NRT HA9RT OM2VL F5PHY MINCEPIE - OM2VL I3FOM F5IN ZF35LC XE1R F5PHY F5IN KE7GKM PUMPKINPIE - F5PHY LU5FR I3FOM KE5PRL KX0R JQ2IQW N0TA N5PHT JQ2IQW KE7GKM KD0V: TURKEY - NT9L W3UEC AC8RG KV4LQ VE7BA K5YQF MASHEDPOTATOES - K9CM VE7BA N8XMS WA9PYH VE7BA NN0D KA2KGP WA6OEF NT9L VE7BA KD8WTI WA6OEF WA6OEF N8XMS SWEETPOTATOES - W1SGC WA6OEF W3UEC W3UEC WA3PTY WB5PG K2MMO WA3PTY AA5KV WA4FAT K2MMO VE1YY W5IQS PEAS - KA2KGP WA6OEF KA2KGP N2ESE SQUASH - N2ESE KV4LQ W3UEC KA2KGP WA9NPS WA9PYH CRANBERRYRELISH - K9CM W5ZR AA5KV NT9L VE7BA N2ESE W5ZR K7ROH WA3PTY K7ROH N2ESE NT9L KD8WTI WA9NPS K7ROH GRAVY - KA2KGP AC8RG AA5KV VE7BA WA3PTY MINCEPIE - K9CM KD8WTI NT9L K9CM N2ESE WA3PTY W5IQS N2ESE PUMPKINPIE - WB5PG W9UK N8XMS WA9PYH KV4LQ W5IQS NN0D WA3PTY WI1B VE1YY PA0XAW: TURKEY - PA0ATG UA4UAR UA4UAR OK1DSS SM2ELN YL2AG MASHEDPOTATOES - GM3MXN PA0ATG S53X/P F6HBI/P SM2ELN OK1DSS PA0ATG OK1DSS PA0ATG PA0ATG IT9AUP OK1DSS OE6HAD S53X/P SWEETPOTATOES - S53XX/P DM4SW/M OE6HAD OE3KAB IT9AUP PA0ATG OP0PPY ON4PTC/P HA5LV/P ON4PTC/P OP0PPY OE3KAB S53XX/P PEAS - OP0PPY OK3EQ/P HA5LV/P OK1DSS SQUASH - OK1DSS 9A0QRP UA4UAR GA8VL OK1DSS F6HBI/P CRANBERRYRELISH - SM3CUA UA4UAR GA8VL GM3MXN F6HBI/P OK3EQ/P 9A0QRP 9A0QRP YL2AG SP9RPW ON4LAE HA5LV/P IZ5OVP OK1DSS HA5LV/P GRAVY - PA0ATG SP9RPW PA0ATG DJ4VP OH4MDY MINCEPIE - GM3MXN IZ5OVP GM3MXN SM3CUA ON4LAE OP0PPY IZ3SOI DL3ECQ PUMPKINPIE - OP0PPY UA4UAR GM3MXN OP0PPY OK1DSS IZ3SOI SM2ELN OP0PPY IT9AUP DL3ECQ G3JFS: TURKEY - S51TA F5MUX DC7RY OL90OK I5ECW G3CYL MASHEDPOTATOES - F5MUX EA/G0FFB/MM S51TA HB9CCL I5ECW GJ8DX OP6PQ OL90OK S51TA EA/G0FFB/MM DC0LGST OL90OK EA/G0FFB/MM S51TA SWEETPOTATOES - SN0P RW3WA EA/G0FFB/MM EA3CE C31CT OP6PQ OL90OK C31CT RW3WA DC0LGST OL90OK EA3CE SN0P PEAS - OP6PQ EA3CE RW3WA DC0LGST SQUASH - DC0LGST OP6PQ F5MUX W1AW/1 S507PMC HB9CCL CRANBERRYRELISH - EA3CE DC7RY W1AW/1 N1UR HB9BCB/P EA3CE N1UR N1UR G3CYL RW3WA E77AW G3CYL I5ECW S507PMC G2HKU GRAVY - G3CYL RW3WA S51TA G0EVJ DC7RY MINCEPIE - F5MUX I5ECW N1UR EA3CE E77AW OP6PQ IV3DDC G0EVJ PUMPKINPIE - PA0EHA UB7K LZ1164SIM YP35KZA OL90OK IV3DDC SN0P PA0EHA DK3IR G0EVJ K1IEE: TURKEY - T77C UA4Z RG4F IK7FPU EA8ZS CO8LY MASHEDPOTATOES - LI8OM UA4Z YL2014S M0HOM EA8ZS DF6QC IK7FPU S53ZO T77C UA4Z MOAHT LI8OM SM4DDE YL2014S SWEETPOTATOES - S53ZO EM90WF SM4DDE EM90WF M0AHT IK7FPU LI8OM DL0WRTC JA7BXS DL0WRTC S53ZO UA1CE S53ZO PEAS - SP4D UA1CE JA7BXS LZ1164SIM SQUASH - JA7BXS DF6QC UA4Z UA5D LZ1164SIM M0HOM CRANBERRYRELISH - T77C RG4F M0AHT DL6UNF JA7BXS HB9EBT UR8LL F6IRG YL2014S F6IRG HB9EBT LI8OM F6IRG JA7BXS M0HOM GRAVY - RG4F UR8LL UA5D G4VHM YL2014S MINCEPIE - G4VHM LI8OM DL6UNF T77C OE3GCU OP4ALY F6IRG OE3GCU PUMPKINPIE - SP4D UR8LL LI8OM S51AP IK7FRU LZ1164SIM DR60INN S51AP LZ1164SIM EW90WF N8ZYA: TURKEY - W9TFC KA0ENU WA8REI K4AXF WA8REI KA8SYV MASHEDPOTATOES - K2MNO WA8REI K8SX WA4WHV WA8REI W8GDP W8GDP K2MMO W3BT WA8REI W3BT K2MMO WA8REI K8SX SWEETPOTATOES - N8NSM WA8REI KA0ENU KA0ENU W9TFC W8GSP CO8CY CT3FT WA9WHV TCT3FT CO8CY AB8EL KA8SYV PEAS - N3PBF AB8EL WA4WHV KA8SYV SQUASH - N8NSM VE3MPQ WA8ULB WA8ULB N2ESE WA4WHV CRANBERRYRELISH - W8NNC WA8REI WA8ULB W8NNC WA8ULB EA1DR EA1DR EA1DR KA8SYV XE1RK EA1DR WA8ULB WA8REI N2ESE KJ4RGH GRAVY - W8GDP XE1RK KA0ENU WA4WHV CO8LY MINCEPIE - K2MMO WA8REI W8NNC W8NNC N1GKE N3PBF KI4I N1GKE PUMPKINPIE - ZP6CW WA8ULB K2MMO ZP6CW K8SX KI4I W8NNC VE3MPQ VE2PID VE3MPQ N9SE: TURKEY - G3PJT UW1M EA1DR F6HKA G3HGE LY3X MASHEDPOTATOES - UW1M F6HKA S51DX G3HGE G3HGE S51DX SP6JOE SP6JOE CT3FT F6HKA CT3FT SP6JOE E77YZ S51DX SWEETPOTATOES - SP6JOE UW1M E77YZ SP6JOE CT3FT SP6JOE J6/DL7VOG CT3FT W1AW/7 G3PJT J6/DL7VOG SP6JOE SP6JOE PEAS - G3PJT EA8CN W1AW/7 IK2UJS SQUASH - IK2UJS K5YQF UW1M K4BAI ZW75PSO G3HGE CRANBERRYRELISH - W9CF EA1DR K4BAI EA8CN K4BAI EA8CN K3RLL K3RLL LY3X VP2ERJ CE2/CX1EK LY3X K4BAI ZW75PSO F6HKA GRAVY - G3HGE VP2ERJ EA8CN J6/DL7VOG E77YZ MINCEPIE - UW1M K4BAI EA8CN W9CF CE2/CX1EK ZW75PSO IK2UJS CE2/CX1EK PUMPKINPIE - G3PJT IK2UJS KD2MX ZW75PSO F6HKA IK2UJS DL4NAC VP2ERJ IT9/LY5W CE2/CX1EK N1JI: TURKEY - UT4MF LZ2FU W0CVR KO5Q W1WEF IT9/LY5W MASHEDPOTATOES - WA2WMR RA6AN ZW75PSO K4HC KE55BZS OK1DN ZW75PSO 4O7CC NN6T RA6AN N5PHT KO5Q KE5SBZ K9VIS SWEETPOTATOES - ZW75PSO W0CVR FS/K9EL FS/K9EL UT4MF W4RPS 4O7CC N5PHT WA2WMR NN6T KO5Q K6ELQ W4RPS PEAS - W4RPS W1WEF W1AW/1 W4RPS SQUASH - N4LTS KO5Q LZ2FU WA2WMR N4LTS N5PHT CRANBERRYRELISH - 4O7CC W4RPS RA6AN NN6T W2BXR VE9OA W4RPS WA2WMR YN2CC WA2WMR VE9OA LZ2FU PV8ADI K9VIS K4HC GRAVY - KB8GDF W0CVR W1AW/1 W0CVR IT9/LY5W MINCEPIE - UT4MF K9VIS NN6T KC9UNL EA6UN PV8ADI PV8ADI EA6UN PUMPKINPIE - N5PHT UT4MF UT4MF N5PHT KO5Q IT9/LY5W NN6T ZW75PSO IT9/LY5W K6ELQ N8XMS: TURKEY - IT9/LY5W YU100LER I1MMR KC1AJZ EW1HZ KA3YNV MASHEDPOTATOES - N9DFM W1AW/1 K3PSD EW1HI EA1DR KD0V K3IPK EW8O IT9/LY5W W1AW/7 W4BTZ EW8O EA1DR SK0QO SWEETPOTATOES - SK0QO W1AW/1 VP2EIM VP2EIM W4BTZ K3IPK OK2LA DK8IT W1AW/7 DK8IT OK2LA YU100CER SM5CAK PEAS - K3PSD EW8O W1AW/1 K3PSD SQUASH - SM5CAK W2IQK YU100CER KC1AJZ CO0SS EW1HI CRANBERRYRELISH - KC1AJZ I1MMR KC1AJZ N9DFM W5BM YU100CER EA1DR EA1DR IT9/LY5W HR2/N6AA AA5AE IT9/LY5W IT9/LY5W CO0SS WB1HGA GRAVY - WB1HGA HR2/N6AA KA3YNV K7VM IT9/LY5W MINCEPIE - N9DFM EW1HI N9DFM KC1AJZ EW8O K3PSD EW1HI EW1HI PUMPKINPIE - DM50PCK FM/UT5UGR W5BM DM50PCK KC1AJZ IT9/LY5W KA3YNV VP2EIM I1MMR AA5AE KA0HKF: TURKEY - NT9L KK4VU K4RHG K5BQ KB5AE AK4NY MASHEDPOTATOES - W0HM KB5AE W1SFR K3KKH KB5AE K3COD KP4ED K3COD NT9L KB5AE W3QT K3COD KP4ED W1SFR SWEETPOTATOES - KA1FSN W0HM K4KEW K4KEW K0DTQ KC7PFR W9OAW K0FTQ W9OAW WX4TW W9OAW N2EEX KA1FSN PEAS - KP4ED KP4ED AK4NY W5UXS SQUASH - W5UXS K5BQ KK4VU AK4NY KA4OCS K3KKH CRANBERRYRELISH - K3COD K4RHG AA5KV NT9L K5BQ W0EJ W1SFR W1SFR AKK4NY KC7PFR W0EJ NT9L W3IQ KA4OCS W0HM GRAVY - W2LG KC7PFR AA5KV AA5KV WA3PTY MINCEPIE - W0HM W3IQ NT9L K3COD N2EEX N5PHT KI4FX K8EM PUMPKINPIE - N5PHT W5UXS K8EM KC7PFR K5BQ KI4EX AK4NY WA3PTY WA8REI K8EM I5SKK: TURKEY - IZ3VTH IT9UU IN3RSV OM3KII OE5PGL I5MZY/4 MASHEDPOTATOES - OM3KII S54LANE IN3RSV IZ3VTH OE5PGL G4DDS IZ2CPS OE5PGL IZ3VTH S54LANE HB9FTB OE5PGL HA0EX IN3RSV SWEETPOTATOES - S50C IW2FZR S54LANE S54LANE HB8FTB OE5PGL OM3KII TF3SG DL5MAE TF3SG OM3KII E74O S50C PEAS - OE5PGL HA0EX DL5MAE DK6AS SQUASH - IZ2CPS IQ3RO IT9UU DK6AS DK6AS IZ3VTH CRANBERRYRELISH - S50C IN3RSV DK6AS IN3RSV HB9FTB SP7LIE IW2FZR IW2FZR I5MZY/4 IQ3RO E74O OE5PGL OM3KII G4DDS HB9FTB GRAVY - OE5PGL IQ3RO HA0EX IZ3VTH OL3Y MINCEPIE - OM3KII OM3KII IN3RSV S50C SP7LIE I1PLJ OM3KII DL5MAE PUMPKINPIE - I1PLJ IT9UU I5MZY/4 I1PLJ OM3KII OM3KII S54LANE IZ2CPS I5MZY/4 DL5MAE K1YAN: TURKEY - EA7ATE MA0XAU N2JPR N1GKE W3EMD PY4HGM MASHEDPOTATOES - W3EMD VE1BA EA8/DH2MS HA5AGS W3EMD W3EMD N2JPR OM2VL W3HGT HA5AGS W3HGT OM2VL VE1BA EA8/DH2MS SWEETPOTATOES - HA5AGS W3EMD N1GKE N1GKE EA7ATE N2JPR KO1U IT9/LY5W HA5AGS IT9/LY5W KO1U MD0CCE K1SM PEAS - PY4HGM EA7ATE HA5AGS HA5AGS SQUASH - KA3SJK HB9CVQ KO1U HA5AGS KA3SJK HA5AGS CRANBERRYRELISH - KB1CL OX3XR MA0XAU N2JPR KB1CL EA7ATE WB8AJR WB8AJR PY4HGM OX3XR EA7ATE KB1CL IT9/LY5W K1SM PY4HGM GRAVY - N1GKE N2JPR VE1BA VE1BA F8DGY MINCEPIE - W3EMD PV8ADI N2JPR KB1CL EA7ATE HK1ANP PV8ADI MD0CCE PUMPKINPIE - PY4HGM KO1U MA0XAU PV8ADI N1GKE W8NIC N1GKE HK1ANP W8NIC VE1BA PA7PYR: TURKEY - OM44LTE PA3HCU RG4F EW3LK EW3LK F2YT MASHEDPOTATOES - OM44LTE LX/PA3EZC/P SN650B PA3HAQ EW3LK GJ8DX S507PMC OM44LTE OM44LTE PA3BJN PE1LTO OM44LTE SJ2014ECC SN650B SWEETPOTATOES - LZ1164SIM EW3LK LX/PA3EZC/P LX/PA3EZC/P T77C S507PMC OL90OK PE1LTO PA3BJN T77C OL90OK PA2ELS S507SLG PEAS - LX/PA3EZC/P HB9EWO/P LX/PA3EZC/P S507SLG SQUASH - S507SLG PA3HAQ PA3HCU PA3HAQ S507SLG PA3HAQ CRANBERRYRELISH - T77C RG4F PA3HAQ SN650B SN650B PA2ELS YR55KBJ YR55KBJ F2YT II0URI HB9EWO/P EW3LK LZ1164SIM LZ1164SIM PA3HCU GRAVY - GJ8DX II0URI PA3HAQ PA1CVE YL2014W MINCEPIE - OM44LTE LZ1164SIM SN650B T77C OM44LTE LX/PA3EZC/P II0URI OM77LTE PUMPKINPIE - PA3HCU II0URI LZ1164SIM PA3HCU EW3LK II0URI PA3BJN PA3HAQ II0URI SJ2014ECC ND9M: TURKEY - MM3YFT KO1U NC4RT KO1U ES3AX MM3YFT MASHEDPOTATOES - MM3YFT ES3AX W5IQS HI2DX ES3AX HI2DX PJ2/K8ND KO1U MM3YFT ES3AX NC4RT KO1U K5EWJ W5IQS SWEETPOTATOES - ES3AX W5IQS K5EWJ EW8O NC4RT PJ2/K8ND EW8O 5T0JL UA3KW 5T0JL EW8O EW8O ES3AX PEAS - KP4ED EA1DR UA3KW WB5KSD SQUASH - WB5KSD W5IQS KO1U WA5AFD WB2SXY HI2DX CRANBERRYRELISH - NC4RT NC4RT WA5AFD NC4RT WB5KSD EA1DR EA1DR EA1DR MM3YFT HA8RM EA1DR 5T0JL W5IQS WB2SXY F6HKA GRAVY - G3FYX HA8RM WA5AFD KO6VD G3FYX MINCEPIE - MM3YFT W5IQS NC4RT NC4RT EA1DR KP4ED HI2DX XE2I PUMPKINPIE - PJ2/NA2U UA3KW MM3YFT PJ2/NA2U KO1U HI2DX PJ2/K8ND PJ2/KY7M K6III XE2IAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
KF7ATL: SQUASH - W1SFR W5IQS KU3V KE7WAV W1SFR K7ROH AB9YC: MINCEPIE - K5OMC HI3LFE CN2FF CN2FF KE8UM K1PAD N5DI KE8UM W4DUK: TURKEY - W8IRT NF5U N4QR KC7HCR VE3CGC N8ZYA MASHEDPOTATOES - WB4OMM N8ZYA K4JYS KC7HCR VE3CGC KD8TUR N4PGJ WB4OMM W8IRT N8ZYA KD8TUR WB4OMM W4ELP K4JYS GRAVY - N4PGJ KC7HCR KK4VAU KK4VAU K4JYS PUMPKINPIE - N4PGJ KK4VAU WB4OMM W4ELP KC7HCR W8IRT N4PGJ W4ELP W8IRT W4ELP WB9G/4: TURKEY - IT9/LY5W K4XU N3RSD/4 EA8/DL2DKA EA6VQ IT9/LY5W MASHEDPOTATOES - GA2MP EA6VQ N3RSD/4 YO9HXQ EA6VQ EA8/DL2DKA GA2MP VO2NS IT9/LY5W EA6VQ W8TDA VO2NS EA8/DL2DKA N3RSD/4 SWEETPOTATOES - VO2NS IT9/LY5W EA8/DL2DKA CE2/CX1EK W8TDA GA2MP K1RO IT9/W5MX EA8/DL2DKA IT9/W5MX K1RO CE2/CX1EK VO2NS PEAS - PA4N CE2/CX1EK EA8/DL2DKA DF3FS SQUASH - DF3FS EA6VQ K4XU EA8/DL2DKA DK40BOSCH YO9HXQ CRANBERRYRELISH - CE2/CX1EK N3RSD/4 EA8/DL2DKA N3RSD/4 DK40BOSCH E77W K1RO K1RO IT9/LY5W W6RGG E77W IT9/LY5W IT9/LY5W DK40BOSCH DK40BOSCH GRAVY - GA4MP W6RGG GA2MP EA6VQ 6Y5WJ MINCEPIE - GA2MP IT9/LY5W N3RSD/4 DK40BOSCH W1WEF PD1DX IT9/W5MX W1WEF VE3FUJ: MASHEDPOTATOES - VE3MG KA8TNK VE3SO K8MPH VE3MG VE2PID K2KGP K2OGT K2OGT W100AW K2OGT K2OGT W9EBE VE3SO PUMPKINPIE - K2KGP WW2U VE3MG K8MPH K8MPH VE2PID W9ZN K8MPH VE2PID W9EBE SWEETPOTATOES - W9STG W9ZN W9EBE W9EBE KA8TNK VE2PID WB2OEE WA4FAT WA4FAT WA4FAT WB3OEE KC9WEA W9STG PEAS - K8MP WB2OEE KA8TNK WK2S MINCEPIE - W8VFM W2BPI KA8TNK KC9WEA WB2OEE VE2PID W2BPI WB2OEESoapbox:
K3WWP: Kind of unusual the way this challenge progressed. A fast start with 37 letters from my first 8 QSOs, then the middle part dragged out till I got down to the last 8 letters. It took but 16 minutes to get them from LU7YS K2MMO and VE3USP. Usually when I'm below 10 letters needed, it takes a long time to get them. All told, it took 25 stations to get all the letters. I just love these alphabet challenges and am already looking forward to the next one. I still have to finish the European Chapter challenge this month also.
KD0V: Band conditions were great. I was able to use all three rigs, NorCal 40A, K2, and K3. That made the challenge fun. Worked many QRP stations. It seems that the KX3 is making QRP enjoyable for many hams. Looking forward to Decembers Challenge. 72, Merlin
PA0XAW: Pfffff ... was hard to find so many times the letter 'E'. The last one was in a nice QSO with DL3ECQ on 7.030 with his brand new X1M and my old HW-8. Nice challenge, 73, Age
G3JFS: After losing my antenna supports in high winds at the end of October I am now operating with a sloping end fed wire about 30 ft long thrown up into a tree. Not the most efficient antenna for qrp working but I managed to complete the challenge without too much difficulty. 73 Peter
K1IEE: Another great challenge. Completing it was an adventure for sure as band conditions changed so much. Thanks to all 73 Dick
N8ZYA: I found myself drooling as I added my contacts in this months challenge. This is my first and I needed to walk several miles to burn off the extra calories. Yum Yum
N9SE: Managed to stretch it out a little this month - last couple of months it was over too soon I really like the idea of the challenges. Activities like sprints and fox hunts are good, but the challenge gets people on the air and making casual contacts throughout the month, rather than just bursts of activity. 72 de Marty
N1JI: I had more time than usual to sit at the rig this month and was able to complete all the words in an alphabet challenge for the first time. These challenges have definitely motivated me to get on the air more often in recent months. 73
N8XMS: This one was really tough for me. Normally about 2/3 of the way through the month I do an inventory to see what letters I still need. Well, this month's inventory showed 33 letters including 8 Es and 6 Ss were still needed and I really didn't think that I had a chance to complete the challenge. But I started hunting and managed to pull it off. It's only fitting that I found my last 3 letters (U, E, E) on Thanksgiving evening while trying to digest a significant amount of the foods in our list! It was a lot of fun. 73
KF7ATL: Wow! These challenges are fun! Thanks for getting me motivated to make QRP contacts. Next time I will do better. Garth
AB9YC: Not as much time this month, and made the best I could, when I could. I started off trying to complete the challenge with a theme, which was only portable calls. I started off with some good progress, but then the portable targets dried up. I abandoned the theme and went with what I could get. But with the holidays and other demands on my time, it left me short. I missed out on some key letters (R and S) which undermined my efforts on the incomplete words.
WB9G/4: Short 1xU and 1xI to complete this challenge. There were some great calls out there among the special event stations and the hams traveling for this month's flurry of big contests. I'm looking forward to December's challenge. 72 de Chris
VE3FUJ: Of all 30+ Qso's not a single Call with "R's or Q's" That cost me 4 words. Now that winters is "almost" here I'm no longer so busy that I haven't got time for Radio. See you in December. I enjoyed it. Season Greetings to all. Brion
PA7PYR: A lot of E but I am happy to work dutch stations every week. Normaly I dont use them. Tnx all of them and looking for the December challenge. 73 Rien
K0FNR: Only my second word Challenge completion. I found SOTAwatch and DXSummit helpful. In the process of scrounging for letters I managed to add two DXCCs to my total which I may not have gotten if not for the Challenge. Fun !