The NAQCC August 2017 Challenge
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In the 1940s, the Japanese were mapping out air currents by launching balloons with measuring instruments from the western side of Japan and picking them up on the eastern side. The researchers noticed that a strong air current traveled across the Pacific toward North America. Following this discovery, the Japanese military made what many experts consider the first intercontinental weapon system, the Fu-Go balloon. An explosive device was suspended about 50 feet below a 32 foot diameter paper balloon and rode the air currents to North America. An altitude sensing system maintained the desired altitude during flight by either dropping sand bag ballast bags or venting the hydrogen gas that filled the balloon. The first balloon was launched on November 3, 1944. Between then and April 1945, experts estimate about 1,000 balloons reached North America. Records, uncovered after the war, indicate that about 9,000 in total were launched. The American government kept this weapon a secret so that no news of successful landings would reach Japan. After no news of success, the program was finally abandoned. However, lack of knowledge cut both ways. In May of 1945 the only WW II, enemy-inflicted casualties on American soil, occurred in the Oregon woods when five children and local pastor's pregnant wife were killed as they played with the large paper balloon they'd spotted during a Sunday outing. Click here to read more about the Fu-Go balloon.
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 subject to the General Challenge Rules. (Any spaces in the phrases should be ignored. For example the challenge phrase "INVERTED V ANTENNA" should be treated as if it is the single word "INVERTEDVANTENNA.")
FU GO BALLOONS
INTERCONTINENTAL WEAPON SYSTEM
The 87 total letters contain these 25 different letters and numbers : A B C D E F G I J L M N O P R S T U V W X Y 1 9 4
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 General Rule #5 for more details on what callsign letters can be used.
If you need some help with your alphabet challenge record keeping take a look at our Alphabet Tutorial page for everything from some great pencil & paper methods to fully computerized tools.
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
NEXT - NF8M W8REI N8XMS K9EYT
(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 as text in the horizontal format shown above to:
E-mail: (You must type that address into your email program.)
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC February Challenge
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.
AE4RM: FUGOBALLOONS - W8BFT WB5UAA KG5PFD NO8C K4BXR K9DAC K4KBL K4KBL NO8C N4OW N2ESE N2ESE JETSTREAM - KB4QQJ N2ESE W8BFT N2ESE W8BFT K4BXR N2ESE K9DAC K2YGM INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - AE5II N2ESE KA5TJS N2ESE K4BXR K9DAC N4OW NP4R KA5TJS AE5II NP4R N2ESE NO8C AC5T AE5II WD5ILB W8BFT AE5II AE5II NP4R WB4DBO NO8C KA7SWP N4HAY KA7SWP AC5T AE5II K2YGM EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - W4EAB K4BXR NP4R WD5ILB WB4DBO KA5TJS AE5II VO1RAC W4EAB K9DAC KJ1RE VO1RAC AE5II K9DAC KJ1RE NOVEMBER1944 - N4HAY N2KOF KD9VT K1EEE W5MSV K4BXR K1EEE NP4R KJ1RE K9DAC K4BXR K4BXR OREGONWOODS - N2KOF NP4R K1EEE KG5PFD KA3OCS N4HAY W8BFT KA3OCS VO1RAC K9DAC KA5TJS K1YAN: FUGOBALLOONS - CF3SZ W2XU K2OGT/3 NO8C W3BZN AH6AX WB2YRL WB2YRL NO8C AA4OO NO8C CF3SZ JETSTREAM - KA3SJK AE1N WA3PTY CF3SZ K2OGT/3 NA3AR AE1N AH6AX AA4MC INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - KD2ITZ NO8C WA3PTY KA4EET NA3AR NO8C AA4OO NA3AR K2OGT/3 KD2ITZ NA3AR KA4EET AE1N K2TPZ AH6AX NL7VX WA3PTY KA4EET AH6AX WA3PTY AA4OO AE1N SP5IVT WA3PTY SP5IVT K2TPZ KA4EET AA4MC EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - AE4GM AH6AX WA3PT NL7VX AA4OO KA3SJK HI3T NL7VX AE4GM KD2ITZ KC2EQA NL7VX HI3T NO8C KC2EQA NOVEMBER1944 - W3BZN K2OGT/3 SP5IVT WA9VEE K7MOA W3BZN WA9VEE WB2YRL AE1N WA9VEE AA4OO AA4OO OREGONWOODS - K2OGT/3 WB2YRL WA9VEE K2OGT/3 VE3ON W3BZN WA3PTY K7MOA K7MOA KD2ITZ KA3SJK PA9CW: FUGOBALLOONS - I8QFK DL2RUF/P DK7MG/P DL/OK1CZ/P DL6FBK/P OK/DL2DXA/P LZ1IF LZ55UPB OE/HB9FVF/P OK1HCD/P OE5EIN/P OK/SP9MA/P JETSTREAM - DJ5AA/P OE5EIN/P OK2PDT/P S52CU/P HB9DST/P RX15RX G4MEM/P HA8QZ DL8WJM/P INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - OK1IF/P OK1NF/P TM12FAJ EI33WAW YU7RQ/P YU1CA/P OK2BMA/P OH8MBN GW0POT/P SM5IMO HB9BIN/P GW0EVV/P ON5REV/P II2FIST S52AU/P F5UKL/P OK2VWB/P EI3KA/P 9A6CW/P GM0BPU/P OF5XK ON4ADI DK6SP EA5BYP S57V TM17PGM EA2WX/P GM0BPU/P EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - OE5FSM/P HG0DX HB9DGV/P F5LKW/P OH9XX/P SV5/RD1AP OK1FII/P HB9FVF/P OE3VBU/8 SP5DU/P YQ0BIKE DL2HVM/P G0HIO/P HF23BSC 5P90EDR NOVEMBER1944 - R55AGN OK1DDQ/P OE1MVA/P EV750M MM0FMF/P HB9BQU/P F8FEO/P R10KHL HA/DL1DUS/P HB9DQM/P SC40VIC US4EXD/P OREGONWOODS - OH1LWZ/M HB9CBR/P E77EA GU/M0HWX SO1CC DL6UNF/P I1WQR OE5AUL/P OZ1AAR G0ODA/P SP/OK1CZ/P KJ4R: FUGOBALLOONS - WA2FLK WA0ZSU KF5RZG K1OV W9EBE WA0ZSU WA2FLK WA2FLK K1OV AE4TO N8ER WA0ZSU JETSTREAM - NJ8D N8ER AE4TO WA0ZSU AE4TO N8ER N8ER WA0ZSU HA8RM INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - HI3A N8ER W8TY W9EBE N8ER K5CD AE4TO N3YWQ W8TY HI3A N3YWQ W9EBE NJ8D KP4TF WA2FLK K9LIR K3WWP W9EBE WA2FLK K3WWP VE3OU NJ8D SM3EVR N3YWQ SM3EVR KP4TF W9EBE HA8RM EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - SM3EVR K1CDX K3WWP K9LIR VE3OU W8BHS WI5H K1OV SM3EVR K5CD AE4TO K1OV WI5H K5CD AE4TO NOVEMBER1944 - N9MM KB1WOD SM3EVR KB2EA SM3EVR W9EBE KB2EA HA8RM K1OV W9EBE AE4TO AE4TO OREGONWOODS - KB1WOD HA8RM VE3OU KF5RZG K5DOA N9MM K3WWP K5DOA CO2ER K5CD W8BHS K3WWP: FUGOBALLOONS - P4/DF4XX TI4SU P4/DL4HG VE3OU CP4BT W1KJA DL1NKS DL1NKS VE3OU CO2AME DL1NKS DL1NKS JETSTREAM - W1KJA XE2I TI4SU DL1NKS TI4SU KJ4R XE2I W1KJA KM5HG INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - TI4SU DL1NKS YT8T VE3OU KJ4R N3CU CO2AME N3CU YT8T TI4SU N3CU VE3OU K3NLT YT8T AK4JA P4/DL4HG W1KJA W2JEK AK4JA P4/DL4HG K2MMO K3NLT TI4SU K8HSY TI4SU YT8T W2JEK KM5HG EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - N1NSE XE2I P4/DL4HG P4/DL4HG K2MMO K8HSY XE2I VE3OU N1NSE DL1NKS SP5ELA VE3OU XE2I N3CU SP5ELA NOVEMBER1944 - N4DT AA4OO W2VT AE1N PJ7TM CP4BT AE1N AC8RG DL1NKS WB9CIF P4/DL4HG P4/DL4HG OREGONWOODS - AA4OO AC8RG N2ESE P4/DL4HG AA4OO N4DT W1KJA AA4OO YV5OK DL1NKS K8HSY WI5H: FUGOBALLOONS - NF1U W4USR W8RDG W9ODX KB5AE KB5AE K6ELQ K6ELQ W9ODX KZ5OM K5NSN W5IQS JETSTREAM - KW4JM KB5AE WA7TSD W5IQS WA7TSD W4USR KB5AE KB5AE KW4JM INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - W5IQS K5NSN WA2TMF K6ELQ W4USR KA3LOC KZ5OM K5NSN WA2TMF W5IQS K5NSN K6ELQ NF1U K2HT AD5A N9OL W5IQS WD9DWE AD5A K1PUG N9OL NF1U K5NSN W7YSB K5NSN K2HT WD9DWE KW4JM EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - W1EJ W9ODX K1PUG N9OL N9OL W4USR K6III KD9VT W1EJ W9ODX W6LEN KD9VT K6III KA3LOC W6LEN NOVEMBER1944 - N9OL KA3LOC K4ZVL W0ECS KZ5OM KB5AE W0ECS KJ4R NF1U W9ODX W4USR W4USR OREGONWOODS - KA3LOC KJ4R K5EDM W8RDG KO4OP N9OL W5IQS KO4OP KO4OP W9ODX W4US AA4NN: FUGOBALLOONS - KP4TF YN7SU KG5HVO KG5HVO WB9ULC WA1T XE1RZL XE1RZL KG5HVO N8OO YN7SU YN7SU JETSTREAM - CO3JK XE1RZL WA1T YN7SU WA1T XE1RZL XE1RZL WA1T I1MMR INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - I1MMR YN7SU KP4TF HK4CZE XE1RZL HK4CZE N8OO K5NSN KP4TF I1MMR K5NSN HK4CZE K5NSN K3TF AE8EA WP4L W8IX AE8EA AE8EA WP4L N8OO K5NSN S57V YN7SU S57V K3TF AE8EA I1MMR EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - AE8EA XE1RZL WP4L WP4L N8OO CF3SZ W8IX KG5HVO AE8EA K5EDM K5EDM KG5HVO W8IX HK4CZE K5EDM NOVEMBER1944 - N8OO CO3JK S57V EA6NB I1MMR WB9ULC EA6NB I1MMR XE1RZL WQ9H HK4CZE HK4CZE OREGONWOODS - CO3JK I1MMR WX2FEN KG5HVO W3GOE N8OO W8IX W3GOE F5OHM K5EDM CF3SZ NF1U: FUGOBALLOONS - KG5PFD KD8TUR K1PUG KB1WOD KB1WOD WA3KCP K4KBL K4KBL KB1WOD N4OW N4OW K4ISW JETSTREAM - KD9GZJ KE4OH KD8TUR K4ISW KD8TUR KD8TUYR KE4OH WA3KCP NM1W INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - WI5H N4OW N8AFT W4EAB KD8TUR WA3KCP N4OW NM1W N8AFT WI5H NM1W WB9EAO N8AFT W1TAG W4EAB K4CML WA3KCP WB9EAO W4EAB WA3KCP K4WOP N8AFT WA2JSG WB8YYY K8SW W1TAG KJ1RE K4CML EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - VE1CO AH6AX WA3KCP K4CML K4WOP K8SW K4ISW K9MOV KJ1RE KB1WOD VE1CO K9MOV K4ISW WA3KCP AE4Y/8 NOVEMBER1944 - W3NP KE4OH VE1CO AE4Y/8 K4CML KB1WOD K1EDG KJ1RE KB1WOD KD9GZJ N4OW N4OW OREGONWOODS - KE4OH KJ1RE K1EDG K1PUG WB9EAO W3NP WA3KCP WB9EAO K9MOV KB1WOD WA2JSG PA0XAW: FUGOBALLOONS - TM12FAJ UX7IW OE9WGI OH0/OF5C GB17YOTA TM12FAJ RL5G/6 RL5G/6 OH0/OF5C OH0/OF5C ON4ADI SF7YT JETSTREAM - TM12FAJ YT4EW TM12FAJ SF7YT TM12FAJ HG150MONAR YT4EW TM12FAJ TM12FAJ INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - UX7IW ON4ADI SF7YT OE9WGI HG150MONAR OH0/OF5C OH0/OF5C HG150MONAR YT4EW UX7IW HG150MONAR OE9WGI IN3NJB YT4EW ON4ADI DL9RBT UX1IW EA2BD/P ON4ADI SP9YFF/8 ON4ADI IN3NJB I5SFU SF7YT I5SFU DL9RBT EA2BD/P TM12FAJ EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - OE/OK2PDT/P UX1IW SP9YFF/8 DL9RBT ON4ADI SM7FBJ ON4ADI IK1HZV OE/OK2PDT/P ON4ADI 9A/IK1WEG DK2KV ON4ADI OH0/OF5C 9A/IK1WEG NOVEMBER1944 - IN3NJB OE9WGI DK2KV UA1TES HG150MONAR GB17YOTA UA1TES DL9RBT TM12FAJ OE9WGI ON4ADI ON4ADI OREGONWOODS - OE9WGI DL9RBT EJ0L OE9WGI GB17YOTA IN3NJB UX1IW HG150MONAR HG150MONAR ON4ADI SM7FBJ WV8DH: FUGOBALLOONS - N2KOF WU4D W9GPP K3CKO W9EBE AH6AX N9OL N9OL K3CKO N9OL N4DT KA5TJS JETSTREAM - K0JVX W9EBE N4DT KA5TJS N4DT N4QR W9EBE AH6AX K9PMV INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - W3IQ N4DT KA5TJS W9EBE N4QR K3CKO N9OL N9OL KA5TJS W3IQ N9OL W9EBE N4API K2OGT AH6AX K8PWL W9GPP K1EEE AH6AX W9GPP N2KOF N4API WA2JSG N4RAY WA2JSG K2OGT K1EEE K9PMV EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - K1EEE AH6AX W9GPP K8PWL N2KOF N9SB N4API K9PMV K1EEE N4DT K1EEE K9PMV N4API K3CKO K1EEE NOVEMBER1944 - N0GZK WB4DBO K0JVX W4EAB K2MD W9EBE W4EAB N4RAY K1EEE W9GPP N4DT N4DT OREGONWOODS - WB4DBO N4RAY KE0N W9GPP K2OGT N0GZK W9GPP K2OGT KB1WOD N4DT N9SB AK3X: FUGOBALLOONS - WA4FQN KD8TUR HG2DX OK1AY KB4QQJ OK1AY KA3LOC KA3LOC OK1AY OE3DIA WA4FQN CF3SZ JETSTREAM - N4JRC W9EBE KD1RT CF3SZ KD1RT NA3AR W9EBE OK1AY K4CML INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - OE3DIA NK6A KD8TUR W9EBE NA3AR CF3SZ OE3DIA NK6A KD8TUR KI4VH NA3AR KE8EAS N4OW T41FR OE3DIA K4CML K1WK W9EBE OE3DIA WB2PAY KA3LOC WA4FQN S53A OK1AY S53A T41FR WD9DWE HA8RM EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - WD9DWE AB1BX WB2PAY K4CML KE4OH KE8EAS OE3DIA KI4VH OE3DIA OE3DIA OE3DIA KI4VH KI4VH CF3SZ EW8W NOVEMBER1944 - NA3AR KB1WOD VP9/DL1YAF EW8W K4CML KB4QQJ KE4OH KD1RT K1WK W9EBE WA4FQN WA4FQN OREGONWOODS - KB1WOD HA8RM KE4OH HG2DX KE4OH N4OW K1WK N4OW N4OW OE3DIA KE8EAS KI4IO: FUGOBALLOONS - F2QJ WA0ZSU TX5EG K2MMO N5NYB ES3AX W4ELP W4ELP K2MMO W8HOG N4CD ES3AX JETSTREAM - CM3JRH W4ELP TX5EG ES3AX TX5EG K9RQ W4ELP ES3AX K2MMO INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - NM1I N4CD ON4HRT TX5EG K9RQ K5CD W8HOG N5NYB ON4HRT NM1I N5NYB TX5EG N5NYB WD8MHT WA0ZSU KC9AWL W4ELP ES3AX WA0ZSU W4ELP WO0C N5NYB WA0ZSU N5NYB WA0ZSU WD8MHT ES3AX K2MMO EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - VE7RAC TX5EG W4ELP KC9AWL WO0C N5ESE W2IX N9XVZ VE7RAC K5CD N5ESE N9XVZ W2IX K5CD N5ESE NOVEMBER1944 - N9XVZ K1OV K1OV N5ESE K2MMO N5NYB N5ESE CM3JRH NM1I N9XVZ W4ELP W4ELP OREGONWOODS - W3OKC CM3JRH K5EDM TX5EG K1OV N9XVZ WO0C W3OKC ON4HRT K5CD N5ESE K1IEE: FUGOBALLOONS - DF4XX UT4U US1GCU OZ0JX 5B4AMM RA17CW DL0WLD DL2DX OZ0JX OZ90EDR G0NXA SC90SM G0NXA SC90SM JETSTREAM - OZ0JX UE80AR DM500RT SC90SM DM500RT RA17CW IQ1GE RA17CW DL0WMD INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - IK0YVV G0NXA IK3VUT UE80AR RA17CW RA17CW OZ90EDR XK150YUKON IK3VUT IK0YVV XK150YUKON IQ1GE S59N KP4TF 5B4AMM DL0WMD DL0WMD OZ90EDR 5B4AMM EA5BYP XK150YUKON S59N SC90SM IQ8AY SC90SM KP4TF OZ90EDR DL0WMD EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - DL2DVE/P DL2DX EA5BYP DL0WMD XK150YUKON US1GCU IQ8AY IQ0YVV DL2DVE/P DL0WMD EA7KW IK0YVV IQ8AY RA17CW EA7KW NOVEMBER1944 - HB9TNW EO26U IK0YVV EA5BYP SC90SM 5B4AMM EA5BYP UE80AR RA17CW SC90SM UT4U UT4U OREGONWOODS - EO26U UE80AR EO26U US1GCU DJ4LO HBPTNW DL0WMD DJ4LO OZ0JX DL2DX US1GCU W2JEK: FUGOBALLOONS - II2FIST ON5UK 4L0GF OK2AN EA5BYP HB4AMX DL1REM DL1REM N4OW N4OW ON5UK KE8EAS JETSTREAM - II0HKJ K5EDM F5NTF KA3OCS YT9M OK4RQ K5EDM OK2AN WA2MDF INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - II2FIST F5IN F5NTF EA5BYP OK4RQ KA3OCS VE9OX OK2AN YT9M II2FIST N4OW VE9OX F5NTF II2FIST HB4AMX 4L0GF K3WWP EA5GX OK2AN EA5BYP VE9OX F5IN K38EAS YT9M KA3OCS II2FIST KE8EAS YT9M EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - EA5BYP EA5GX K3WWP 4L0GF OK4RQ II2FIST II0HKJ VE9OX KE8EAS K5EDM VE9OX SM7GVF II0HKJ KA3OCS DL1REM NOVEMBER1944 - OK2AN KA3OCS SM7GVF KE8EAS WA2MDF EA5BYP EA5GX K8R DL1REM YT9M HB4AMX HB4AMX OREGONWOODS - OK2AN K8R KE8EAS 4L0GF KA3OCS N4OW K3WWP ON5UK ON5UK DL1REM SM7GVF AH6AX: FUGOBALLOONS - N2KOF VA6FUN KG4KGL N2KOF KB5JO AE4RM KG4KGL KG4KGL N2KOF KB5JO K1YAN N9SE JETSTREAM - KJ1RE AE4RM W9HT N9SE W9HT AE4RM AE4RM AE4RM AE4RM INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - K2PI K1YAN KA5TJS N9SE AE4RM KC4HCH KB5JO N9SE KA5TJS K2PI N9SE N9SE N2KOF W1TAG K1YAN K4CML W9HT KJ1RE K1YAN KD8SYP KD8KOR N2KOF KA5TJS K1YAN KA5TJS W1TAG KJ1RE AE4RM EXPLOSIVEDEVICE - W4EAB W9ODX KD8SYP K4CML KD8KOR KD8SYP N4IDH WV8DH W4EAB WV8DH KE4OH WV8DH N4IDH KC4HCH KE4OH NOVEMBER1944 - W3NP K9MOV K9MOV K6ELQ K4CML KB5JO K6ELQ W5ZR K1YAN W9HT AE4RM AE4RM OREGONWOODS - K9MOV W5ZR KF4IZE KG4KGL KE4OH W3NP W9HT KE4OH KD8AZO WV8DH KD8SYAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
N9SE: FUGOBALLOONS - N8AFT W4SU HG17EYOF VO1RAC K3BEQ N8AFT AA1LL AA1LL VO1RAC HG17EYOF N8AFT KB2BSF JETSTREAM - KH2TJ HG17EYOF N8AFT KB2BSF N8AFT VO1RAC HG17EYOF N8AFT V31MA INTERCONTINENTALWEAPONSYSTEM - NI9Y N8AFT W0RT K3BEQ VO1RAC VO1RAC HG17EYOF NI9Y W0RT NI9Y NI9Y K3BEQ N9MM K2OGT AH6AX AA1LL W0RT K1EIR AH6AX VP9/DL1YAF K2OGT N9MM W4SU HG17EYOF W4SU K2OGT K1EIR V31MA N8XMS: JETSTREAM - WJ1R N1ERC K1VT KB1HQS K1VT N4QR N1ERC KT0A GJ4PVM NOVEMBER1944 - KF0N WO8L GJ4PVM W4ELP W4MCX KB1HQS W4ELP WJ1R K1VT N9MM N4QR N4QR KB1M: FUGOBALLOONS - VO1FOX N8GU/VY2 N8GU/VY2 OK2RRR WB4MNK VE9RAC S51LGT S51LGT OK2RRR OZ90EDR WB4MNK W3SYR JETSTREAM - N4J VE9RAC S51LGT W3SYR S51LGT VE9RAC VE9RAC VE9RAC WB4MNK NR3Z: JETSTREAM - NJ8D EW2R ON6FT CF3SZ ON6FT EW2R EW2R VA3PM VA3PM WA2FBN: JETSTREAM - WA3WSJ VE1RAC NS0TA WA3WSJ NS0TA KX0R VE1RAC WA3WSJ N9MMSoapbox:
K6III: I DQ myself as I am running 100w. Be glad for you to use my log as a CHECK LOG. 73 de Jerry KJ4R: Took a while to get all those "O"s! Heard lots of calls with O's but many of them I had just worked recently so took a pass hoping to get some new stations. Hate to work someone I just worked a few months ago or less. Many evenings I found band conditions tough on 30 and 40 . Did manage to work WA on 30M for state # 49 for QRP WAS. Now if I can only get my own state of SC. K3WWP: Once again a lot of fun filling in my paper chart and watching the number of needed letters/numbers grow fewer and fewer. That's the main fun for me in doing our challenges. As usual I didn't have to go looking for any letters. They just came naturally from the folks I worked during the month. I think this is the earliest I've finished a challenge in a few months now. Sure were a lot of Os. I thought that may be my downfall, but near the end AA4OO helped a lot, and I finished with YV5OK on the 22nd. Thanks to all I worked. AA4NN: Coax connections to the 2-element yagi failed, causing a fall back to the Hygain AV-640 vertical. What a month on the east coast for QRN...nosiy noisy noisy. NF1U: Fun and challenging as usual. Band Conditions have improved much this month, hopefully as we get into Fall things will improve and the challenge becomes less of a challenge. PA0XAW: Was a struggle for me to get all the "E's" in the log. Looking forward to the next challenge! N9SE: Ran out of month before running out of letters to collect again, but fun as always! AK3X: Just like last month, I had trouble getting all the "S" letters. I heard S01WS (Western Sahara) on 40 meters late one night and that would have helped a lot, but just as I got the rig set for split operation, he went QRT. I have worked him before on 40 with three watts, so it could have happened lol. Anyway, a fun challenge. KI4IO: Tough month! The letter "T" was elusive, but got my last one on 29 August. N8XMS: I really came up short this month and only managed to complete two of the words. At the end of the month I still needed 7 O's, 7 E's, and 1 U. I only had 24 non-contest QSOs so my poor results were not really surprising. Hopefully next month will provide me with more operating time and QSOs. NR3Z: Missed 2 weeks while I was on vacation but as always lots of fun. K1IEE: Thank for another good challenge. The letter N was most difficult for me this month. Thanks to all 73 dick W2JEK: ANOTHER GOOD CHALLENGE. AGAIN THE LAST LETTERS NEEDED WERE THE 'E'S. LOTS OF FUN. WA2FBN: Where were the calls with an o ? Didn't work a single call with an o for this months challenge. LNR MTR3B at 4w into EFHW at 25 ft. 72 Ken AH6AX: Another fun word chase... Thanks!