The NAQCC October 2019 Challenge
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THE ALEXANDERSON ALTERNATOR
Spark gap transmitters were the first generation of radio transmitters. They produced a broad spectrum, decaying ( damped ) RF wave which led to a lot of interference between stations. It was discovered that if an electrical alternator, with a large number of magnetic poles on the armature, was run at a high enough speed, it would generate continuous, narrow bandwidth, RF frequency waves. Early alternator designs were limited to maximum output frequencies around 10 kHz, not making them particularly attractive for radio transmission. In 1904, Reginald Fessenden ( we met him in the December 2015 challenge ) contracted with General Electric for a 100 kHz alternator for radio use. Ernst Alexanderson created the design for GE and received a patent in 1911. The initial device, a design in the 200 to 500 kW range, was used for shore stations as it was too big for shipboard use. However, a later design, small enough for shipboard applications, was produced. It was a high maintenance device, as it constantly rotated at speeds around 2000 to 20,000 RPM, depending on the number of poles in the rotor and the desired frequency. Changing the speed of rotation directly varied the output frequency, so accurately changing the operating frequency was a challenge. The Alexanderson alternator was the second device to be modulated for AM transmission.
A number of units were installed in the 1920’s and operated in the 16 to 36 kHz range ( roughly 18,300 to 8,400 meter bands ). The US Navy operated four stations during WW II in HI, NJ, MA and CA. A number of units remained in service until the late1940’s. The last unit, located in Grimeton Sweden, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was shut down in 1996. It is still operated for a few minutes on Alexanderson Day, either the last Sunday in June or the first Sunday in July. A unit retired from Marion, MA is now in the Smithsonian museum.
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.")
CONTINUOUS RF WAVE
18300 METER BAND
The 81 total letters and numbers contain these 23 different letters and numbers : A B C D E F G I L M N O R S T U V W X 1 8 3 0
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.
Since this month we are celebrating the 15th anniversary month of the NAQCC, we are also going to have a random drawing that will award some great additional prizes to some lucky challenge participants. Simply be a member of the NAQCC, complete at least one of the words, and submit your report by the deadline and you will be automatically entered into the drawing.
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.
AC2C: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - K3ESE K8PRG N8LAG K3ESE W5TMT AH6AX N8LAG K3ESE AH6AX AH6AX N8LAG KD8TUR K3ESE K8PRG K3ESE KB5JO N3CKI ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - K3ESE N8LAG NA5ET N3CKI W5TMT KD8TUR N3CKI N3CKI AH6AX K6ELQ AH6AX K6ELQ W5TMT NA5ET KD8TUR N3CKI N8LAG W5TMT KB5JO W1SFR CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - VE7UBC KE4OH NA5ET NA5ET N3CKI NA5ET VE7UBC KE4OH VE7UBC W1SFR W1SFR W1SFR W5TMT N8LAG VE7UBC VE7UBC 18300METERBAND - W1SFR N8LAG K3ESE N0CC N0CC W5TMT VE7UBC NA5ET KE4OH K3DRJ KB5JO NA5ET N0CC KD8TUR GRIMETONSWEDEN - N8LAG K3DRJ K6III W5TMT KE4OH KD8TUR KB1WOD N0CC W1SFR W5TMT K6ELQ K3DRJ K6ELQ NF1U AH6AX: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - W9TE K0RO NN9K WA2JSG W9TE WA2JSG KE8KLE W9TE IZ2QXG WA2JSG NN9K WD9DWE K3ESE K0RO WA2JSG K0RO NN9K ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - K3ESE KE8KLE K3ESE WB8SCT W9TE K1ARR IZ2QXG WB8SCT F6HKA K9VPL F6HKA K9VPL WB8SCT K3ESE K1ARR NN9K KA8HFN WB8SCT K0RO K1ARR CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - VE6CCM K2OO KA8HFN W1TAG IZ2QXG KA8HFN NF1U K2OO NF1U K3ESE K1ARR F6HKA WA2JSG KA8HFN VE6CCM VE6CCM 18300METERBAND - K1ARR KA8HFN K3ESE K0RO K0RO VE6CCM VE6CCM W1TAG WD9DWE WA4YIR WB8SCT K1ARR NF1U WD9DWE GRIMETONSWEDEN - WA2JSG WA4YIR AE5II VE6CCM WD9DWE KA5TJS K2OO NF1U K3ESE WA2JSG AE5II WD9DWE AE5II NA5ET G3JFS: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - PC7E RU3TJ II4MNU IR8SRT RU3TJ M5ABN G0ILN PC7E IZ0XZD M5ABN II4MNU F4DIA OH73ELK RU3TJ IR8SRT 4O1HQ M5ABN ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - OH73ELK G0ILN EC3TW PC7E RU3TJ 3Z50GR II4MNU PC7E IU6AIG OH73ELK IU6AIG OH73ELK IR8SRT EC3TW 3Z50GR M5ABN UA9BA IR8SRT 4O1HQ IR8SRT CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - EC3TW OH73ELK G0ILN EC3TW II4MNU G0ILN II4MNU OH73ELK II4MNU SV1YR IR8SRT F4DIA EC3TW UA9BA SV1YR OP75E 18300METERBAND - 4O1HQ IR8SRT RU3TJ G0ILN G0ILN II4MNU OP75E EC3TW EA2NN IR8SRT M5ABN UA9BA EA2NN F4DIA GRIMETONSWEDEN - G0ILN IR8SRT II4MNU II4MNU EA2NN OT4A OJ0/OG3A EA2NN SV1YR EC3TW E79Q IZ0XZD E79Q EA2NN N4OW: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - NI4E KR4AE NI4E K3ESE WA4FAT WA4FAT K6ELQ NI4E K9UCX WA4FAT NI4E K1GDH W9EBE KR4AE K3ESE KB1WOD AA4SN ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - W9EBE K6ELQ W9EBE AC4FZ WA4FAT N5URL NI4E AC4FZ WA4FAT K4LJB WA4FAT K4LJB W9TE W9EBE N5URL AA4SN AF4QK W9TE KB1WOD W4RFT CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - K9UCX CO8CY NU1P NA5ET NI4E NU1P K1PUG CO8CY K1PUG S57V W4RFT WA4FAT WA4FAT AF4QK S57V WA1HEW 18300METERBAND - WA1HEW KD8ZM K3ESE AE0BA AE0BA WA5KMA WA1HEW NA5ET W9TE K3PR W9EBE WA1HEW N4NQ K1GDH GRIMETONSWEDEN - K1PUG K3PR KA4UPI WA5KMA W9TE N5PHT CO8OH N4NQ S57V WA4FAT K3ESE KD8ZM K3ESE N4NQ NN9K: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - WA1HEW KD1RT K0NIA K3ESE W8BTD K0NIA KE5AL WA1HEW AH6AX K0NIA K0NIA WB4DBO KE5AL KD1RT K3ESE WB4DBO NU1P ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - KE5AL KE5AL K3ESE NY3C W8BTD KD4JR K0NIA NY3C WA1HEW N3FLL WA1HEW N3FLL WA9JTU K3ESE KD4JR NU1P AH6AX WA9JTU WB4DBO XE1XR CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - NO8C NO0V ND1J K5TSK K0NIA ND1J NU1P NO0V NU1P VE3SIF XE1XR VE3SIF WB4DBO AH6AX VE3SIF K3ESE 18300METERBAND - NU1P W8BTD W3IQ K0NIA K0NIA N7KM K3ESE K5TSK VE3SIF N9EJR WB4DBO AH6AX N7KM WB4DBO GRIMETONSWEDEN - KA2KGP N9EJR W3IQ N7KM VE3SIF KD1RT K3OJ N7KM VE3SIF WB4DBO AE8EA ND1J AE8EA NF1U W3IQ: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - N4OJE W5ZR N4OJE W2JSJ KE8CTH KA4UPI K9LI N4OJE VE3DXL KA4UPI N4OJE ND1J K8EAC W5ZR W2JSJ N4OJE NN9K ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - K8EAC K9LI VE2KZW K8EAC KE8CTH K3KYR KA4UPI K8EAC F6HKA VE3DXL F6HKA VE3DXL TO80SP VE2KZW K3KYR NN9K K8EAC TO80SP N4OJE K4CRD CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - KC0DD KB1WOD NN9K N5PHT KA4UPI NN9K KA4UPI KB1WOD KA4UPI N4NSG K4CRD F6HKA W5ZR K8EAC VE2KZW VE2MFD 18300METERBAND - ND1J K8EAC K3KYR WB0B WB0B WM4Q VE2MFD N5PHT VE3DXL KB4JR WB0B WA9FZP NI2F ND1J GRIMETONSWEDEN - K1PUG KB4JR NI2F WM4Q VE3DXL TM2EMC WB4DBO NI2F N4NSG W5ZR KE8CTH KB1WOD KE8CTH ND1J K1IEE: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - UV5ERY R3HG 9A2N S57V 9A3TR AD9Y DL0FFF TM2EMC WA2ZQX AD9Y 9A2N AD9Y UV5ERY R3HG S57V OT4A N6KZ ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - TM2EMC DL0FFF UA4NE KC8CJG 9A3TR UV5ERY CS7AFI KC8CJG SM5AQD HB0/DL5YM SM5AQD HB0/DL5YM OT4A UA4NE UV5ERY N6KZ CS7AFI OT4A OT4A IK2RMZ CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - KC8CJG VO1SQ N2ATB TO80SP CS7AFI N2ATB UV5ERY VO1SQ UV5ERY SM5AQD IK2RMZ DL0FFF G3WAB CS7AFI S57V SM5/N9EN 18300METERBAND - 4U1A KC8CJG R3HG DL0FFF DL0FFF HB0/DL5YM SM5/N9EN N2ATB UR4EZ 9A3TR G3WAB 9A3TR N4F AD9Y GRIMETONSWEDEN - KCBCJG 9A3TR IK2RMZ HB0/DL5YM UR4EZ RT9T/3 TO80SP UT/N8OO SM5AQD G3WAB OE5GSL DL0FFF OE5GSL N4F PA9CW: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - F6EAH/P HB9/F5HTR/P 9A/G4ONL/P SN1944W HB9/F5HTR/P HA5LV/P HA5LV/P F6EAH/P OK1XZ/P HA5LV/P 9A/G4ONL/P G5D IK2LEY/P HB9/F5HTR/P SN1944W 9A/G4ONL/P HB9BIN/P ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - IK2LEY/P HA5LV/P OE6FEG/P HB9CBR/P HB9/F5HTR/P HB9CBR/P HB9AFI/P HB9CBR/P HA5MA/P 9A/G4ONL/P HA5MA/P 9A/G4ONL/P HB9DST/P OE6FEG/P 9A3R/P LA1ENA/P HA5MA/P HB9DST/P 9A/G4ONL/P HB9CBR/P CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - F/HB9CBR/P OK2HBY/P HB9BIN/P LZ2HT/P HB9AFI/P LA1ENA/P S52AU/P OK2HBY/P S52AU/P S52AU/P 9A9RA/P HB9/F5HTR/P SN1944W HA5MA/P HA5LV/P OE6FEG/P 18300METERBAND - SN1944W SP8LEP 9A3R/P E70AA/P E70AA/P HA5MA/P OE6FEG/P LZ2HT/P EA5FV/P 9A3R/P HB9/F5HTR/P 9A/G4ONL/P SN1944W G5D GRIMETONSWEDEN - 9A/G4ONL/P 9A9RA/P HB9BIN/P HA5MA/P EA5FV/P DL4TO/P HB9AGO/P LY2BNL S52AU/P SN1944W HB9CEV/P HB9DQM/P HB9CEV/P SN1944W AK3X: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - NA9E K3RNC NA9E WY6S TO80SP NA9E KB1CL NA9E AH6AX NA9E NA9E KD9GDY N3UOE K3RNC WY6S N3UOE N3UOE ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - N3UOE KB1CL XE1IM WB2FCV TO80SP WB2XRL XE1IM WB2FCV KA8MNP WB2XRL KA8MNP WB2XRL K9ZTV XE1IM WB2XRL N3OUE AH6AX K9ZTV N3OUE KJ4R CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - NO8C KB1WOD KA8MNP N4ETC XE1IM KA8MNP N3OUE KB1WOD N3OUE KB3NSK KJ4R WB2FCV WY6S AH6AX WB2FCV AE8G 18300METERBAND - XE1IM KA8MNP N3OUE TO80SP TO80SP KA8MNP NN3E N4ETC NN3E K0RU/M K3GBB AH6AX N4OW KD9GDY GRIMETONSWEDEN - K3GBB K0RU/M W3IQ XE1IM W2JEK K3UT TO80SP N4OW KB3SNK WY6S W2JEK KB1WOD AE8G NO8C NF1U: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - K4ALE W5ZR N3MVX W5IQS DF7TV AH6AX K4ALE K4ALE AH6AX AH6AX N3MVX W8BUD KC2EP W5ZR W5IQS OH73ELK NN9K ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - KC2EP K4ALE OH73ELK N0CC DF7TV K1ARR W5IQS N0CC AH6AX OH73ELK AH6AX OH73ELK W1TAG OH73ELK K1ARR NN9K W1TAG W1TAG OH73ELK K1ARR CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - N0CC NF1O NN9K NQ8T W5IQS NN9K W8BUD NF1O W8BUD KB0SNE K1ARR F5UQE W5IQS K1ARR N3MVX F5UQE 18300METERBAND - K1PUG W8BUD N3MVX N0CC N0CC N3MVX F5UQE NQ8T KB0SNE K0RO W8BUD K4ALE N6KZ W8BUD GRIMETONSWEDEN - K1PUG K0RO W3IQ N3MVX KB0SNE KD1RT K0RO N6KZ KB0SNE W5IQS K6ELQ DF7TV K6ELQ N0CC W2JEK: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - VE3BJE RG6G N3A/1 F5SDH TM2EMC N3A/1 KB1CL EA6NB OE3XMA NA3/3 NA3/3 YO2DFA VE2PID CO8RRM TO80SP TO80SP N3AQC ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - VE3BJE KB1CL TM2EMC N3AQC KP4TF CO8RRM VE2PID CO8RRM N3A/1 VP9/DL1YAF N3AQC VP9/DL1YAF KP4TF VP2VEM RG6G EA6NB N3AQC TO80SP CO8RRM CO8RRM CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - N5C YO2DFA N5C TO80SP VE3RIA N0F KB6NU TO80SP KB6NU F5SDH VE3RIA N0F W8HOG OE3XMA VP2VEM EA6NB 18300METERBAND - N3A/1 W8HOG OE3XMA TO80SP TO80SP OE3XMA VE2PID TM2EMC VP2VEM VE3RIA VE3BJE YO2DFA N0F YO2DFA GRIMETONSWEDEN - RG6G CO8RRM VE2PID TM2EMC VE3RIA UT5XS OE3XMA N3A/3 TO80SP W8HOG VE3RIA F5SDH VE3BJE EA6NB AB9BZ: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - WE0Q K4ZRP KB3NSK KB3NSK NZ0T VE3RIA W2LCW WE0Q AH6AX VE3RIA KB3NSK W3ZGD VE3RIA K4ZRP KB3NSK K2QO KK4BNC ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - VE3RIA W2LCW WA3HAE KK4BNC NZ0T VE3RIA VE3RIA KK4BNC AH6AX K6ELQ AH6AX K6ELQ K3CT WA3HAE VE3RIA KK4BNC AH6AX K3CT K2QO K2ZR CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - W2WC WA8OJR NZ0T W9GT VE3RIA NZ0T K4RUM WA8OJR K4RUM WB8SCT K2ZR NA3F WE0Q AH6AX VE3RIA K6ELQ 18300METERBAND - K1PUG WB8SCT KB3NSK WE0Q WE0Q W3PNM K6ELQ W9GT WB4AEG K4RUM KB3NSK NA3F NA3F W3ZGD GRIMETONSWEDEN - W3ZGD K4RUM F5IN W3PNM WB4AEG WB8SCT KB5JO NA3F WB8SCT WE0Q K3SEW W2GD K3SEW W3PNM DH0DK: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - EA4DON R7A EA4DON SP9MA DL3VTA EA4DON R1LB EA4DON DL9TX EA4DON EA4DON EA4DON G0EVV R7A SP9MA EA4DON ON6DC ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - G0EVV R1LB HB9EVF ON6DC DL3VTA R1LB HB9BIN ON6DC OM6AN DL3VTA OM6AN DL3VTA DL4TO HB9EVF R1LB ON6DC EA2CW DL4TO EA4DON 9A3R CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - EA2CW ON6DC HB9BIN DL9TX HB9BIN HB9BIN F8NUH ON6DC F8NUH S52AU 9A3R F8NUH IK1WEG EA2CW G0EVV IK1WEG 18300METERBAND - IK1WEG F8NUH 9A3R G0EVV G0EVV OM6AN IK1WEG DL9TX EA2CW HB9CBR HB9BIN EA8AA OM6AN EA4DON GRIMETONSWEDEN - G0EVV HB9CBR IK1WEG OM6AN EA2CW PB2T OM6AN OM6AN S52AU IK1WEG EA8AA ON6DC EA8AA F8NUH VE3DQN: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - AB8EL RD3WR N7XM AA8SI N6TP N3AQC 5K6MZL AB8EL N7XM N3AQC N7XM IW1DFU N4EX RD3WR AA8SI 4O3A N3AQC ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - N4EX 5K6MZL NY3EC N3AQC N6TP RD3WR IW1DFU N3AQC UA2KW AB8EL UA2KW AB8EL IK4DCT NY3EC RD3WR N3AQC AB8EL IK4DCT 4O3A KK4RF CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - KC8CJG VO2A M0UNN YV5DTJ IW1DFU M0UNN M0UNN VO2A M0UNN LZ4MS KK4RF N9JF IW1DFU AB8EL VO2A F5EQR 18300METERBAND - IW1DFU AB8EL N3AQC M0UNN M0UNN 5K6MZL F5EQR YV5DTJ N1ESZ F5EQR AB8EL AA8SI M0UNN IW1DFU GRIMETONSWEDEN - KC8CJG F5EQR AA8SI 5K6MZL N1ESZ WB6YTE OX1AA M0UNN LZ4MS IW1DFU WB6YTE RD3WR WB6YTE N9JF KC2EP: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - WA1HEW W8REA N3A/8 TO80SP KE8CTH N3A/8 N0MHL KE8CTH AK3X N3A/8 N3A/8 KD8JDC KE8CTH W8REA TO80SP TO80SP NN9K ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - K9QEW W6LAX K9QEW KD8JDC TO80SP N8KR K2PI KE8CTH N8DNA N0MHL KA2KGP W6LAX W9GT W8REA K0RO NN9K N8DNA KE8CTH TO80SP N8KR CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - KD8JDC N6O NN9K N3PDT K4BAI NN9K VE3KIU K0RO VE3KIU SM7ZDI W2RAN N4F K9QEW KA2KGP VE3KIU W8REA 18300METERBAND - KS1KCC N3A/8 N3A/8 KY0Q KY0Q N0MHL VE3KIU W9GT WA1HEW K0RO K4BAI W8REA N8DNA KD8JDC GRIMETONSWEDEN - KA2KGP W2RAN K2PI N0MHL AE5II N3PDT N6O N8DNA SM7ZDI K9QEW AE5II KD8JDC VE3KIU N8DNA PA0XAW: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - OP75E OL75CARBON II1MTN SM7ZDI II1MTN OL75CARBON LZ311HI OP75E HB9BXQ/P OL75CARBON II1MTN DR70BAL OH3EY OL75CARBON SM7ZDI OP75E OL75CARBON ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - OH3EY LZ311HI EI0NMMI OL75CARBON II1MTN DR70BAL II1MTN OL75CARBON DR70BAL OL75CARBON DR70BAL OL75CARBON IK6JOT EI0NMMI DR70BAL OL75CARBON SA4ATT IK6JOT OP75E 3Z50GR CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - 9A1CRT/P OL75CARBON DL50NFA SA4ATT II1MTN DL50NFA YU1CA/P OH3EY YU1CA/P SA4ATT 3Z50GR HF50BG G4HWK DL50NFA MI0VKO OR18BXE 18300METERBAND - LZ311HI DK8IT LZ311HI DL50NFA DL50NFA II1MTN IK1WEG/P DK8IT IK1WEG/P RY3Y/P OL75CARBON DL50NFA EI0NMMI DL50NFA GRIMETONSWEDEN - HF50BG RY3Y/P II1MTN II1MTN E77D DK8IT OH3EY EI0NMMI SA4ATT G4HWK OE5EIN/P DR70BAL OE5EIN/P OE5EIN/P DK1VD: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - F4HEC HA3FMR F8NUH IK3GES EA5ITT HA3FMR EA4BL/QRP F4HEC JH1GEX HA3FMR F8NUH DM2DZM JH1GEX HA3FMR IK3GES IK5OWB DK7NO ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - JH1GEX DL7VKD EA4BL/QRP DL2LQC EA5ITT S51RU IK5OWB F4HEC EA4BL/QRP DL7VKD EA4BL/QRP EA4BL/QRP EA5ITT EA4BL/QRP S51RU DK7NO EA1AOQ EA5ITT IK5OWB K1RX CONTINUOUSRFWAFE - F4HEC EA1AOQ SM0GNU RT9T/3 IK3GES SM0GNU F8NUH EA1AOQ F8NUH S51RU RT9T/3 F4HEC IK5OWB EA1AOQ HA3FMR EA1AOQ 18300METERBAND - JH1GEX DL8BBJ HA3FMR SM0GNU SM0GNU HA3FMR EA1AOQ RT9T/3 VE3EJ K1RX IK5OWB EA1AOQ N4NO DM2DZM GRIMETONSWEDEN - JH1GEX RT9T/3 IK3GES HA3FMR VE3EJ RT9T/3 DK7NO N4NO S51RU IK5OWB VE3EJ DM2DZM VE3EJ N4NO K1YAN: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - WH6LE N4RLD KB3NSK KB3NSK KT8DX VA3NIA N4RLD WH6LE KT8DX VA3NIA KB3NSK KT8DX F5UQE N4RLD KB3NSK NO8C NO8C ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - VE3FIT N4RLD VE3FIT NO8C KT8DX N3DRJ VA3NIA NO8C VA3NIA WB3HLH VA3NIA WB3HLH TO80SP KC2EP N3DRJ NO8C F6HKA TO80SP NO8C W4RQ CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - N3AQC TO80SP N4RLD W4NLT VA3NIA N4RLD F5UQE TO80SP F5UQE TO80SP W4RQ F5UQE WB3HLH F6HKA VA3NIA F5UQE 18300METERBAND - ND1J NO8C KB3NSK TO80SP TO80SP N9WVM KC2EP W4NLT EI0NMMI VE3RIA KB3NSK N3AQC VA3NIA KT8DX GRIMETONSWEDEN - AE4GM VE3RIA VE3FIT N9WVM EI0NMMI VE3FIT WB2KAO VA3NIA TO80SP WB3HLH AE4GM N3DRJ AE4GM W4NLT KJ4R: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - KC2EP K3DRT N1GKE KS4KCC NQ8T VA3QD 5J500L KC2EP AK3X VA3QD N1GKE VA3QD N1GKE K3DRT KS4KCC W8HOG NQ8T ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - N1GKE 5J500L K3ESE KC2EP NQ8T K4CRD W4WYI KC2EP AA4SN KB2PLW AA4SN KB2PLW W8UTS K3ESE K4CRD NQ8T AA4SN W8UTS W8HOG KD8TUR CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - KS4KCC CO2AN AA4SN WB8DQT W4WYI AA4SN W8UTS CO2AN W8UTS AA4SN KD8TUR K0FD W4WYI AA4SN VA3QD K3ESE 18300METERBAND - N1GKE NQ8T VA3QD 5J500L 5J500L KM4ZZ K3ESE WB8DQT KE8AE KA4RUR KB4QQJ AK3X CO2AN VA3QD GRIMETONSWEDEN - N1GKE KA4RUR W8IQ KM4ZZ KE8AE WB8SCT N2AOO CO2AN AA4SN W4WYI KE8AE K0FD KE8AE N4PGJAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
KB1M: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - K3E OL75CARBON N4F TO80SP TO80SP 5B4AMM OL75CARBON K3E OX7AM 5B4AMM N4F DR175CW NY3EC OL75CARBON TO80SP TO80SP OL75CARBON NN0SS: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - KE4COH K8DZR W4NLT WB5CTS W4NLT AB2ZT W4NLT KE4COH KE7EX AB2ZT W4NLT K8DZR KE7EX K8DZR WB5CTS KE4COH N8XI ELECTRICALALTERNATOR - KE7EX W4NLT KE7EX KE4COH W4NLT N5URL N8XI KE4COH AF4YF N3FLL AF4YF N3FLL WB5CTS KE7EX N5URL N8XI KA3LOC WB5CTS KE4COH KB2RAW CONTINUOUSRFWAVE - WB5CTS W8EO N6KZ AB2ZT N8XI N6KZ N5URL W8EO N5URL KH7XS KB2RAW W9JEF W4NLT KA3LOC W0GV W9JEF WB4OMM: ERNSTALEXANDERSON - VE3EDX W4KRN N3A/8 WA2JSG WA9TUT N3A/8 WB8LZG VE3EDX VE3EDX N3A/8 N3A/8 VE3EDX VE3EDX W4KRN WA2JSG W5YO N3A/4 N8XMS: GRIMETONSWEDEN - KG4GCZ N4RSS IZ4ZZB WB4OMM K4ALE N3TJB WB4OMM N4NQ N4RSS WB4OMM K4ALE DA0CCC VE3SO N2VGANot eligible for a certificate or participation point for the following reason(s):
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AH6AX: Thanks for another fun challenge! See ya next month! 73/72! N4OW: This was a toughie but a lot of fun. K1IEE: Another great challenge. I am getting better at finding fair conditions on 40M and 20M bands. Thanks to all 73 Dick PA9CW: This month I did a park activation, so a lot of QSO’s in a short time. But no much calls with an 8 in it. But finally I got the 8, what was difficult. 73 and cu in the next challenge. Tonnie de PA9CW AK3X: Another fun challenge. It took me 17 days and 26 different callsigns to finish. Needed one more letter T in the challenge and although I kept finding such a callsign, I lost out to either QSB or XYL QRM! Finally after three days of failed attempts got the last T, and then had easy QSO's with several other stations with T's in their call. NF1U: Another fun challenge competing with terrible band conditions and marginal antennas. W2JEK: THIS CHALLENGE HAD MEANING TO ME. MY FATHER W2ND [SK] WORKED ON THE ALEXANDER STATIONS IN MA AND NJ BACK IN 1926. I HAVE A PHOTO OF THE MACHINES IN THE MA STATION. THIS WAS A GOOD CHALLENGE. MY LAST LETTER WAS A 'T' AND TOOK A WEEK TO FIND IT. 72/73 DON AB9BZ: Thanks for the challenge - This one seemed tough with band condx the way they are, and my limited time to get on the air. Glad I had time to participate. DH0DK: Issue with letter N succeeds after 26 days. All QSO QRP-Tcvr "SKY-SDR" power 5W and ant Longwire 21m for 40m-Band. Thanks to all, vy 72 Ben #7576 VE3DQN: It's been a long time since I've made a sweep with the monthly Challenge. And it took a while: all those E's and T's! PA0XAW: Again a fun challenge. It took me several day’s to get my last letters of 'E' and 'N' but SOTA station OE5EIN/P was out there on the hills to help me! Thanks and 73, Age WB4OMM: Wow! Worked a bunch this month, only squeezed out one word! I am impressed! Nice Challenge! Happy Turkey Day to all you Turkeys! 72/73, Steve N8XMS: I missed several letters but the "e's" were especially rare. Usually I can find plenty of VE's to work but it seemed like they have all gone south for the coming winter! KJ4R: First challenge in a while Ive been able to complete. Travel with work can really put a damper on radio activity. Had a week of vacation at the end of the month in TN and brought my KX3 along. Made around 25 QSOs with an end fed wire hanging from a tree behind the rented cabin in Pigeon Forge. First time I used the KX3 on the internal batteries and it is far from ideal. Super rig overall, but internal batteries won't maintain 5 watts but for a few minutes. Most of my QSOs were with 3 watts or less. Still made plenty of contacts and got some 599 reports even at 3 watts. Great fun and thanks to N2AOO who gave me my last "O" on the 31st to complete the challenge.