The NAQCC August 2019 Challenge
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It is 1942, the United States and Germany are officially at war and the US is shipping material to Europe to aid the Allies. Germany sees the interruption of the supplies flowing to Europe as a key factor in winning the war. Admiral Karl Donitz, commander of the German U-boat fleet, authors Operation Paukenschlag or Drumbeat to accomplish this objective. He believes that the US is ill prepared to defend against submarine attacks off the US coast and is proved right by the early success of his plan.
Two fleets of U-boats are deployed, one to the waters near Newfoundland and a second to the US coast between Portland, ME and New York. The attacks begin on January 11, 1942 when U-123 sinks the British freighter Cyclops, 300 miles east of Cape Cod. At this time there are virtually no defensive measures in place. Lights along the shore and in lighthouses are lit at night, providing easy targets and navigation. There are no mine fields, regular aerial or nautical patrols and individual ships depart with no naval escorts.
Losses are mounting quickly and no U-boats have been destroyed. The British Admiralty sends an officer to Washington to make a case for the convoy system, which they have found to be a successful tactic against U-boat attack. In April the convoys begin and the first U-boat sinks off the North Carolina coast. The Civil Air Patrol, using small private aircraft begins patrols which deter attacks because U-boats have orders to submerge and hide when sighting aircraft. These patrols are known as the Flying Minutemen and are piloted by civilian men and women. An auxiliary patrol, consisting of private yachts and fishing boats, known as the Hooligan Navy, begins patrols which spot U-boats and rescue sinking survivors. Mines are placed and naval and military air defenses are becoming more effective. The tide has turned and in July Donitz redeploys his fleet, ending Operation Drumbeat.
Operation Drumbeat greatly impacted oil supplies in the Northeast, by intercepting fuel oil deliveries from the south and thus slowing US wartime production. It also resulted in gasoline rationing, a most unpopular wartime restriction.
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.")
ADMIRAL KARL DONITZ
THE HOOLIGAN NAVY
The 84 total letters contain these 21 different letters : A C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V Y Z
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.
W3IQ: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - WA2JSG KD5CQX KD2OMV KK0I KA9ERV WA2JSG KE8KLE KK0I KA8P KA9ERV KE8KLE KD5CQX KD2OMV NF1U KK0I K2LT K8ZAA OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - KD2OMV KA8P KA9ERV KD8TUR KA8P K2LT N2PPI K4WOP NF1U KA8P K8ZAA NF1U KK0I KA9ERV N1PVP WA2JSG KF6C AH6AX K2LT K8ZAA WA2JSG FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - NF1U KD8TUR KE8KLE N2PPI WA2JSG AH6AX WA4FAT KE8KLE K3KYR KF6C N3YUG N0CC K2LT K4WOP N1PVP WA2JSG FLYINGMINUTEMEN - NF1U N3FLL N3YUG K4ISW N1PVP K1PUG KD2OMV K4ISW N2PPI NF1U WA4FAT KE8KLE N9WVM KE8KLE N2PPI THEHOOLIGANNAVY - KD8TUR KE8HUM WA0CIE KE8HUM KB1WOD KB1WOD N3FLL WA0CIE K1PUG K8ZAA N0CC N0CC K8ZAA N1PVP K3KYR K1IEE: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - PA5TT HG50DFC EM0WFF/P KE4TWI KI6RRN PA5TT LZ304AE KE4TWI LZ304AE KI6RRN LZ304AE HG50DFC LU6AO KI6RRN KE4TWI KE4TWI LZ304AE OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - LU6AO PA5TT KE4TWI KI6RRN LZ304AE KE4TWI KI6RRN OA4DX KI6RRN PA5TT OA4DX E74UK KE4TWI KE4TWI EA1NE F5SJF CY9C HG50DFC LU6AO OA4DX HG50DFC FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - HG50DFC KI6RRN EM9WFF/P KI6RRN KC8CJG HG50DFC PA5TT EM9WFF/P LZ2HR CT9C CY9C CY9C LU6AO OA4DX ON7PQ F5SJF FLYINGMINUTEMEN - HG50DFC LZ2HR CY9C KI4IO EA1NE HG50DFC EM9WFF/P KI4IO N2ATB E74UK PA5TT E74UK S53M E74UK ON7PQ THEHOOLIGANNAVY - PA5TT HB9CVQ LZ304AE HB9CVQ KI4IO KI4IO LZ2HR KI4IO KC8CJG LU6OA N2ATB ON7PQ LU6OA HB9CVQ K8JLY N8XMS: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - WA1HEW CT9/DL1EKC K9CM AE5II WB5RYB WA1HEW KA3LOC K9CM KA3LOC WB5RYB KA3LOC CT9/DL1EKC KA3LOC NR8M AE5II W4TJE N0ZS OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - N8OO K1PUG W4TJE NR8M AE5II W4TJE KI4VH N8OO NJ2BB AE7AP AE5II VE3UZ K9CM W4TJE NJ2BB N0ZS K9CM K4YFH KB0HXL KA3LOC K1PUG FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - K4YFH NR8M VE3UZ KI4VH AC1G WA1HEW K1VTF VE3UZ K1RID K9CM WB5RYB AC1G CT9/DL1EKC KA3LOC K1PUG N0ZS FLYINGMINUTEMEN - K4YFH CT9/DL1EKC WB5RYB AE5II NR8M AC1G K9CM AE5II N0ZS VE3UZ K1VTF WA1HEW NR8M WA1HEW N0ZS THEHOOLIGANNAVY - CT9/DL1EKC WA1HEW AE5II K4YFH N8OO N8OO KB0HXL K1RID K1PUG AC1G N8OO N8OO AC1G VE3UZ K4YFH PA9CW: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - S50AAA/P F/DL6FBK/P SM6EQO/P II1EMG HB9/F5HTR/P S50AAA/P F/DL6FBK/P EA2/OK2PDT/P PA11APOLLO HB9/F5HTR/P F/DL6FBK/P F/DL6FBK/P PA11APOLLO OM/SP9PND/P II1EMG EA2/OK2PDT/P SP5ZZ/P OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - PA11APOLLO G0EVV/P G0EVV/P 9A3R/P S50AAA/P EA2/OK2PDT/P II1EMG PA11APOLLO OM/SP9PND/P G0EVV/P EA2/OK2PDT/P OE/DL3TU/P F/DL6FBK/P G0EVV/P F8NUH/P SM6EQO/P LB8CG/P HB9AFI/P PA11APOLLO EA2/OK2PDT/P G0EVV/P FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - F/DL6FBK/P DL9DRL/P SM6EQO/P II1EMG G0EVV/P HB9AFI/P OK8BT/P SM6EQO/P HB9CBR/P LB8CG/P YU1AC/P YU1AC/P PA11APOLLO PA11APOLLO PA11APOLLO SM6EQO/P FLYINGMINUTEMEN - F/DL6FBK/P PA11APOLLO F8DQY/P EI3KA/P F/ON4LO/P GW8OGI/P SM6EQO/P EI3KA/P F/ON4LO/P OE/DL3TU/P OK8BT/P II1EMG HB9DQM/P II1EMG F/HB9BIN/P THEHOOLIGANNAVY - OE/DK2IT/P DL/HB9ELD/P DL/HB9ELD/P DL/HB9ELD/P SM6EQO/P SM6EQO/P PA11APOLLO GW8OGI/P II1EMG EI3KA/P F/HB9BIN/P F8NUH/P EI3KA/P G0EVV/P F8DQY/P DH0DK: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - RD3ARU RD3ARU MI0WBB MI0WBB RD3ARU RD3ARU DL6JZ EB2GKK YU1CA RD3ARU DL6JZ RD3ARU EW8O ON4LOU MI0WBB YU2TT DL6JZ OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - EW8O SP9PND EV6DX RD3ARU YU1CA YU2TT F6DWI ON4LOU ON4LOU SP9PND LZ2AF RD3ARU EB2GKK EV6DX SP9PND SP9PND YU1CA HB9AFI ON4LOU LZ2AF EB2GKK FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - F6DWI RD3ARU EB2GKK F6DWI EB2GKK HB9AFI YU2TT EB2GKK RX3FY YU1CA RX3FY DL8ECA ON4LOU ON4LOU SP9PND SP9PND FLYINGMINUTEMEN - F6DWI LZ2AF RX3FY HB9AFI SP9PND G0EVV MI0WBB HB9AFI ON4ASZ RD3ARU YU2TT EW8O Z35M EW8O ON4ASZ THEHOOLIGANNAVY - UR7VT HB9DBM EU6RO HB9DBM ON4LOU ON4LOU LZ2AF OK2BEI G0EVV ON4ASZ OE/N0MX OE/N0MX ON4ASZ EV6DX YU1CA G3JFS: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - EA5EY DK1HIO TM75LM DK1HIO IK1RQQ EA5EY C37NL DK1HIO LZ304AE IK1RQQ C37NL DK1HIO DK1HIO DQ600UNI DK1HIO HB9DST OH5Z OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - DK1HIO YO4PX EA5EY II4BRD LZ304AE HB9DST IK1RQQ OH5Z DQ600UNI YO4PX EA3RP DQ600UNI DK1HIO EA5EY C37NL HB9DST C37NL DK1HIO TM75LM EA3RP F/HB9DGV FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - F/HB9DGV II4BRD EA5EY IK1RQQ F/HB9DGV DK1HIO TM75LM EA5EY EA3RP C37NL YO4PX DL9CNC TM75LM OH5Z YO0FNP HB9DST FLYINGMINUTEMEN - F/HB9DGV DL9CNC YO4PX DQ600UNI C37NL G4XUV TM75LM DQ600UNI YO0FNP DQ600UNI TM75LM LZ304AE TM75LM LZ304AE YO0FNP THEHOOLIGANNAVY - CT3MD HB9DST EA3RP HB9DST YO4PX YO4PX DL9CNC II4BRD G4XUV F4DIA DL9CNC DL9CNC F4DIA F/HB9DGV EA5EY G4TGJ: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - F6EAH OK2PDT SM4CJM DL2HWI HB9CZR F6EAH DL2HWI OK2PDT EA2IF HB9CZR DL2HWI OK2PDT OK2PDT ON7PQ DL2HWI OK2PDT ON5ZQ OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - OK2PDT OK2PDT EB2GKK DL7URB EA2IF OK2PDT EA2IF OH5LP ON7PQ OK2PDT 9A1AA DL7URB OK2PDT EB2GKK ON5ZQ SM4CJM HB9CZR DL2HWI OH5LP 9A1AA EB2GKK FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - F6EAH DL7URB F6EAH EA2IF EB2GKK DL2HWI EA2DT F6EAH M0CYR HB9CZR ON3YB YO6CFB OH5LP OH5LP OH5LP SM4CJM FLYINGMINUTEMEN - F6EAH DL7URB ON3YB DQ600UNI ON5ZQ OH3GZ SM4CJM DQ600UNI ON3YB DL7URB EA2DT EA2IF SM4CJM EA2IF ON3YB THEHOOLIGANNAVY - G4WTF OH5LP EA2DT OH5LP ON7PQ ON7PQ DL7URB G0HIO OH3GZ 9A1AA OH6NPV OH6NPV 9A1AA OH6NPV YO6CFB WI5H: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - AH6AX W5ODS N3MLB N5KIP K0RO AH6AX N3MLB N5KIP AH6AX K0RO N3MLB W5ODS N4OW N5KIP N5KIP NT8P KZ5OM OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - N4OW N5KIP AE7AP KB4JR AH6AX NT8P K6III K0RO N5KIP N5KIP AK4JA NF1U N5KIP AE7AP N4OW W5ODS KG7CW AH6AX WA2TLY AK4JA KG7CW FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - K2FW KB4JR KD8DEU K6III KG7CW AH6AX N5PHT KD8DEU W0R KG7CW WA2TLY WB0CJB WA2TLY K0RO NT8P W5ODS FLYINGMINUTEMEN - K2FW KA3LOC WA2TLY K6III N4OW NA6MG N3MLB K6III N3MLB NF1U N5PHT WD9DWE KZ5OM WD9DWE N3MLB THEHOOLIGANNAVY - WA2TLY N5PHT K8CGE N5PHT KZ5OM KZ5OM KA3LOC K6III NA6MG AK4JA NT8P NT8P AK4JA K8DV KJ6JSY AK3X: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - EA6NB K8JD N8MFN KC9IL W4SRE EA6NB KC9IL KC9IL KA3OCS W4SRE KC9IL K8JD YO2LC EA6NB KC9IL W8UTS W5ZR OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - YO2LC W4PCA EA6NB KA9ERV KA3OCS W8UTS F5IN NO8C EA6NB W4PCA KA9ERV W8UTS KC9IL EA6NB NO8C K3ESE KC9IL W8HOG YO2LC KA9ERV W8HOG FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - K9FW KA9ERV K3ESE W1LIC K1CG W8HOG W0VTT K3ESE S53R KC9IL YO2LC YO2LC W1LIC NO8C K3PR K3ESE FLYINGMINUTEMEN - K9FW YO2LC YO2LC W1LIC NO8C K1CG N8MFN F5IN N1ECE W8UTS W0VTT K3ESE WA3GM K3ESE N1ECE THEHOOLIGANNAVY - W0VTT F6HKA N1ECE F6HKA KA3OCS KA3OCS W1LIC KK0I W8HOG W4PCA F5IN F5IN W4PAC W0VTT CY9C NF1U: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - AC2C K8BUD N9WVM W3IQ K0RO AC2C KG4KGL KG4KGL AH6AX K0RO KG4KGL K8BUD K0RO N8XI W3IQ W9HT/VP9 AA4AZ OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - K0RO K3PXC N9SE WR5U AH6AX W9HT/VP9 N8XI KA3LOC N8XI K3PXC AH6AX K8BUD KG4KGL N9SE N9SE N9SE AC2C AH6AX KA3LOC AH6AX KG4KGL FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - K0FG WR5U AE5II N8XI KG4KGL AH6AX K2LT AE5II N5IR AC2C K4JYS AC2C KA3LOC KA3LOC W9HT/VP9 N9SE FLYINGMINUTEMEN - K0FG W1LIC K4JYS W5IQS N9SE KG4KGL N9WVM W5IQS NA9E K8BUD K2LT K1EDG K5MP K1EDG NA9E THEHOOLIGANNAVY - W1TAG W9HT/VP9 NA9E W9HT/VP9 K2OO K2OO W1LIC KI4KZS KG4KGL AA4AZ N5IR N5IR AA4AZ W9HT/VP9 K5LY PA0XAW: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - LZ304AE DM2BRF/P DM2BRF/P IF9/IT9PPG DM2BRF/P LZ304AE LY30BW IK4GRE OG70AD DM2BRF/P LY30BW DM2BRF/P OG70AD DA0FONTANE IF9/IT9PPG IF9/IT9PPG LZ304AE OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - OG70AD IF9/IT9PPG LZ304AE IK4GRE OG70AD IF9/IT9PPG IF9/IT9PPG GM4OOE/P DA0FONTANE IF9/IT9PPG DA0FONTANE DL6UHA/P IK4GRE GM4OOE/P DA0FONTANE SE7M ON7CC OE7HPJ/P LZ304AE DA0FONTANE IF9/IT9PPG FREIGTERCYCLOPS - DM2BRF/P IK4GRE GM4OOE/P IF9/IT9PPG IF9/IT9PPG DA0FONTANE OE7HPJ/P DM5RS ON7CC LY30BW ON7CC LZ304AE GM4OOE/P IF9/IT9PPG SE7M FLYINGMINUTEMEN - DM2BRF/P DL6MWG/P DL4ZBY IK4GRE DA0FONTANE OG70AD DM2BRF/P IK4GRE ON7QP DL6UHA/P DA0FONTANE OE7HPJ/P DL6MWG/P SE7M ON7QP THEHOOLIGANNAVY - DA200TF DL6UHA/P SE7M DL0MFH/LH GM4OOE/P GM4OOE/P DL6MWG/P DL1ONI OG70AD DA0FONTANE ON7CC ON7CC DA0FONTANE GM0GAV/P DL4ZBY W2JEK: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - LY30A WD9DWE TO5M W9I VE2AJR LY30A W4ELP K9FW VE2AJR T41FR W4ELP WD9DWE NO8C N4PGJ W9I T41FW IZ3GOA OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - KE4COH N4PGJ W4ELP LZ2SR VE2AJR TO5M IZ3GOA W8HOG KK4BNC SM3PZJ VA3SB DL5UZ K9FW VE2AJR NO8C SM3PZJ N4CD W8HOG LZ2SR AB9CA WA2GXK FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - T41FR T41FR VE2AJR IZ3GOA SMEPZG KE4COH TO5M KE4COH LZ2SR AB9CA EI13WAY N4CD DL5UZ NO8C SM3PZG LZ2SR FLYINGMINUTEMEN - T41FR DL5UZ LY30A EI13WAY N4PZJ IZ3GOA SM3PZG IZ2QXG KK4BNC DL5UZ WB9SCT KE4COH TO5M KD8DEU N4CD THEHOOLIGANNAVY - T41FR W8HOG WD9DWE KE4COH IZ3GOA IZ3GOA LY30A IZ2QXG W8HOG AB9CA N4CD NO8C IZ3GOA VE2AJR EI13WAY AC2C: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - AA4AZ KD9GDY KN8RHM KA2FIR KA2FIR AA4AZ N3FLL K3ESE AA4AZ KA2FIR N3FLL KD9GDY KB3CVO NF1U KA2FIR W1TAG AA4AZ OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - KB3CVO NT8P K3ESE KN8RHM AA4AZ W1TAG N8XI K4WLO NF1U NT8P AA4AZ NF1U K3ESE K3ESE N3FLL K3ESE KB3CVO KN8RHM N3FLL AA4AZ W1TAG FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - NF1U KN8RHM K3ESE N8XI W1TAG KN8RHM NC4RT K3ESE N5IR KB3CVO KD9GDY KA3LOC N3FLL K4WLO W3NP K3ESE FLYINGMINUTEMEN - NF1U K4WLO KD9GDY N5IR N3FLL KD9GDY KN8RHM N5IR KN8RHM NF1U NC4RT KB0SNE W9BM KB0SNE KN8RHM THEHOOLIGANNAVY - NT8P WI5H AE0BA WI5H KA3LOC KA3LOC K4WLO WI5H KD9GDY KA2FIR N8XI N8XI KA2FIR KB3CVO N4RAYAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
AB9BZ: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - HA9RT CT9/DL3YM CT9/DL3YM IK1QHB HA9RT HA9RT CT9/DL3YM IK1QHB AC6ZM HA9RT CT9/DL3YM CT9/DL3YM VE2NGO NM5Z IK1QHB HA9RT NM5Z FLYINGMINUTEMEN - WG0FLY W6LAX CT9/DL3YM N5ID VE2NGO VE2NGO CT9/DL3YM N5ID N5ID W0UY CT9/DL3YM VE4MG NM5Z VE4MG N5ID KJ4R: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - K9LWA CO6RD N9WVM K1RID CO6RD K9LWA K9LWA K9LWA HA8JV CO6RD K9LWA CO6RD OT4A N9WVM K1RID OT4A LZ50ZF VE3DQN: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - N2ATB CO6RD TO5M VE4AKI K0RO N2ATB LY30A K0RO LY30A K0RO LY30A CO6RD TO5M NO0C VE4AKI TO5M N5XZ K1YAN: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - WA0CIE K9GHD K8KEM WB3KLI W3MWR WA0CIE WB3KLI WB3KLI N8AFT W3MWR WB3KLI K9GHD YO2LC SM3NXS WB3KLI N8AFT KG8HZ OPERATIONPAUKENSCHLAG - YO2LC KB9RPG K8KEM KB9RPG N8AFT N8AFT WA0CIE K0RO N8AFT KB9RPG KA9QEZ F5UQE WB3KLI K8KEM SM3NXS SM3NXS WA0CIE K9GHD VE1ALZ KA9QEZ K9GHD FREIGHTERCYCLOPS - N8AFT KB9RPG WA0CIE WA0CIE K9GHD K9GHD NQ8T WA0CIE K0RO YO2LC YO2LC YO2LC YO2LC K0RO N4PGJ SM3NXS FLYINGMINUTEMEN - N8AFT YO2LC YO2LC KK4EIS N8AFT KG8HZ K8KEM KK4EIS NN4NC F5UQE NQ8T KK4EIS SM3NXS KK4EIS NN4NC WB4OMM: ADMIRALKARLDONITZ - K9DAC K9DAC WX4RM KT4IOG WX4RM K9DAC K4KBL K9DAC AB9CA WX4RM K4KBL K9DAC K4OM NF8M KT4IOG KT4IOG K0ZKNot eligible for a certificate or participation point for the following reason(s):
@ = Non-member
$ = QRO power
K1IEE: Spent many hours each day trying find active band conditions. That said 20M, 30M and 40M worked for me. Not sure I found a best time of the day its kind of like leave the rig on and check the bands frequently. 73 To All Dick N8XMS: After several months of being totally skunked in our challenges I finally had enough time to get on the air, collect letters, and complete a challenge! And it feels great! PA9CW: The letter "Z" was difficult to collect. CU in the next challenge. DH0DK: Tested the Challenges Log program. Very well. 22 days needed for the last 2 N. Very long time. All QSO QRP-Tcvr "SKY-SDR" power 5W and ant Dipole for 40m-Band. Thanks to all, vy 72 Ben 7576 G4TGJ: This month I have activated 5 SOTA summits on 20 and 40m CW with my FT817ND so have plenty of QRP QSOs to complete the challenge. 72 de Richard AK3X: Another fun challenge. Last letter needed was a Z and I kept finding a QSO with a "Z" station and losing out to QSB or a thunderstorm. Finally heard W5ZR booming on 40 meters with his 2 element Quad at 75 feet. Thanks for the QSO, Bert! 72 Peter NF1U: Another fun month of QRP bliss. As get further into the fall hopefully the Thunder & Lighting storms will diminish AND Propagation will improve. AB9BZ: Didn't make it this month, poor band condxs when I could get on. Too busy to spend a lot of time on the air. It was fun anyway, thanks for the challenge. 73 ab9bz VE3DQN: Sometimes only a few letters make the difference between getting one word or a clean sweep. That's the case this month. Besides, summer is the time for gardening, traveling, visitors, kayaking, BBQs, picnics. And a little ham radio. WB4OMM: Well....better one word than none! Hoping for more in September! 73! Steve W2JEK: WAS A GOOD CHALLENGE. LAST LETTER WAS 'I'. GOOD FUN 72/73 DON AC2C: Another fun challenge. Not too hard but I had too many other distractions to finish it earlier.