The NAQCC ARRL Field Day 2021 Challenge
NAQCC Monthly Challenges are originated and information regarding rules, ideas, or suggestions go to Gary K1YAN. Challenge pages are constructed by Steve WB4OMM; if you see typos, please let him know! Challenge results and the Challenge App (the online Challenge tracking and reporting application) is administered by Charlie N1AOK. Email him with any questions at charlie.wilber AT gmail.com PLEASE SEND ALL CHALLENGE SUBMISSIONS TO CHARLIE!!! (If you use the online Challenge App, it will automatically send it to him).
The 2021 ARRL Field Day Challenge
The annual FD Challenge is one of our most popular challenges according to the number of logs submitted. Work at least the required number of ARRL/RAC Contest Sections during field day, either from your home station or portable from the field.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN THE VE SECTIONS LIST BELOW.
As in the ARRL FD Rules.
ARRL Field Day rules govern all aspects of the contest for purposes of this challenge, except as noted.
You must use QRP or QRPp power. The other station may use any power. You may use any type of antenna. If you are part of a multi-op FD station, no matter what call sign is used, even if it is your own, only the QSOs MADE BY YOU PERSONALLY at QRP or QRPp power count.
Entities to be counted are the ARRL/RAC Contest Sections used for the FD exchange, not US States. NOTE: STARTING IN 2020, RAC HAS DESIGNATED PE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, AS A NEW AND SEPARATE CANADIAN SECTION.
The ARRL/RAC Contest Sections, which include US States, Canadian Provinces, Puerto Rico (PR), Virgin Islands (VI) and DX ( a single entity consisting of any country aside from those just mentioned ), are listed below.
The DX entity may be counted ONLY ONCE regardless of how many different DX countries you work.
A number of states and provinces have multiple contest sections. Each section counts toward your total worked. For example: New Jersey has southern NJ, SNJ and northern NJ, NNJ. Each counts toward your total.
ARRL/RAC CONTEST SECTIONS:
W1: CT EMA ME NH RI VT WMA
W2: ENY NLI NNJ NNY SNJ WNY
W3: DE EPA MDC WPA
W4: AL GA KY NC NFL SC SFL WCF TN VA PR VI
W5: AR LA MS NM NTX OK STX WTX
W6: EB LAX ORG SB SCV SDG SF SJV SV PAC
W7: AZ EWA ID MT NV OR UT WWA WY AK
W8: MI OH WV
W9: IL IN WI
W0: CO IA KS MN MO NE ND SD
VE: AB BC GTA MAR MB NL NT ONE ONN ONS PE QC SK
A certificate and Participation Point go to everyone who works at least 30 ARRL Contest Sections, either from home or portable in the field, and submits their results before the deadline.
A Participation Point goes to everyone who works at least 10, but not 30 or more ARRL Contest Sections, either from home or portable in the field, and submits their results before the deadline.
You can get only 1 challenge Participation Point this month even if you participate in both the Field Day and the normal June challenges.
If you work all Continental US sections OR all VE sections we’ll send you a NAQCC FD CLEAN SWEEP certificate.
Make all contacts at QRPp power, 1 watt or less, and get a QRPp endorsement. You may use both QRP and QRPp power during the contest as long as all the required contacts for a QRPp endorsement are established and completed at 1 watt or less. Contacts for this certificate are only from the current year contest and do not accumulate from year to year. There are no antenna restrictions for this award. NOTE: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR THIS CERTIFICATE IS THE SAME AS THE CHALLENGE SUBMITTAL DEADLINE (see LOGS section below).
Submit a statement that you have worked the required contacts and for a QRPp endorsement and include the maximum power used to make the required contacts.
For the US certificate only, there are endorsements for Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands and DX sections.
If you work all 50 states, we'll send you an NAQCC WAS certificate. For the WAS certificate, you must have used only simple wire antennas. See the awards page for details.
If you work all 8 Canadian provinces, we'll send you an NAQCC WAVE certificate. For the WAVE certificate, you must have used only simple wire antennas. See the awards page for details.
For your report, just tell us the number of ARRL/RAC Contest Sections worked and list them alphabetically by their abbreviations. Also tell us if you worked from HOME or PORTABLE so we may put you in the correct category.
Please preface any soapbox comments with "SOAPBOX:" so we will know what you want posted and what is private.
TO AID IN THE PROCESSING YOUR ENTRY, PLEASE USE THE EXACT FORMAT SHOWN BELOW:
[Your call] [space] [total sections claimed] [space] [alphabetical list of sections worked, single spaced]
Example: K1YAN 6 EMA KS LA MI ND WV
There should be no special formatting, no extra characters like commas, hyphens etc., only plain text in a horizontal format with no tabs and single spaces between items.
Send your results as text in the horizontal format shown above to:
(You must type that address into your email program.)
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC FD Challenge
For example: "K3WWP NAQCC FD Challenge"
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z. All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.
Results as of 7/8/2021:
K5WX: 41 AR AZ CO CT EPA GA IL KS KY LAX MDC MI MO MS NC NH NLI NM NNJ OK ORG RI SB SCV SD SDG SJV SNJ STX SV TN UT VA VI VT WCF WI WMA WNY WPA WV N8XMS: 40 AL CO CT EMA ENY EPA GA IA IL KY MDC MN MO MS NC NFL NH NLI NNJ NTX OH OK PR QC RI SC SD SF SFL SNJ STX TN VA VT WCF WI WMA WNY WPA WV N2EIM: 37 AR AZ CO CT EMA ENY EPA GA IA IL IN KS KY MAR MI MO MS NC NFL NH OH OK ONE RI SC SCV SD SFL STX TN UT VA VT WI WNY WPA WV KU4A: 45 AL AR AZ CO CT DE ENY EPA GA IA IL IN KS MAR MDC MI MN MO MS MT NC NFL NH NLI NNJ NTX OH OK ONE QC RI SCV SD SFL STX SV TN VA VT WI WNY WPA WTX WV WWA W4LSV: 32 AL AZ CO DE EPA IA ID IL IN KS KY LAX MDC MS MO NC NFL NM NNJ NV OH OK ONS ORG SCV SD STX TN VA WCF WI WPA VE3DQN: 39 AZ CO CT EPA EMA ENY GA ID IL IN KS KY MDC MI MN MO MT NC NFL NNJ NNY OH ONE ONS ORG RI SB SCV SK SNJ STX SV TN VA VI WI WNY WPA WV AB9BZ: 46 AB AL AR AZ CO EMA EPA GA IA IL IN KY MB MDC ME MI MN MO MT NC NFL NH NLI NM NNJ NNY OH OK ONE ORG RI SCV SD SFL SNJ STX TN UT VA VT WI WMA WNY WPA WTX WV KN1H: 44 AB AL AZ CT DE EMA ENY EPA GTA IL IN KS LAX MAR MDC ME MI MN MS NC NFL NH NLI NNJ OH ONE ONS OR RI SC SCV SF SFL SJV SK SNJ STX TN VA WCF WI WNY WPA WV AK3X: 32 AL CT EMA ENY EPA GA GTA IL IN KY ME MI MS MT NC NFL NH NLI NNY OH ONE ONS RI SC SFL SK STX TN VA WCF WNY WPA VE3EDX: 61 AB AL AR AZ CO CT DE EB EMA ENY EPA GA IA IL IN KS KY LAX MAR MDC MI MO MS MT NC NFL NH NLI NM NNJ NTX OH OK ONE ONS OR ORG QC RI SB SC SCV SD SF SFL SJV SNJ STX SV TN UT VA VT WCF WI WNY WPA WTX WV WWA WY WY7N: 49 AL AR AZ BC CO EB EMA ENY EPA GA GTA IA IL IN KY MDC MN MO MS NC ND NFL NH NLI NM NNJ NTX OH OK ONE ONS ORG SB SC SCV SD SDG SFL SNJ STX TN VA VI VT WCF WI WPA WTX WWA N4SD: 41 AR AZ BC CO EMA ENY EPA EWA FL GA HFL IL IN KY MDC MN MO MS NFL NH NM NNJ NTX NY OH ONN ONS ORG QC SB SCV SD SF SNJ STX TN UT WCF WI WMA WPAAll the above get a certificate and participation point.
All below get only a participation point.
Not eligible for a certificate or participation point for the following reason(s):
@ = Non-member
$ = QRO power
K5WX: Had a fun time operating a few hours with 5 watts. I converted my ZS6BKW into a G5RV. I left the height (40 feet) and orientation (inverted V, north-to-south) exactly the same. I’m convinced that the G5RV is less noisy and more efficient that the ZS6BKW on 20 meters. N8XMS: I hadn't really planned on working FD and was only going to give out a few QSOs to the participants. But one thing led to another and I ended up making 67 contacts in 40 different sections. It was especially fun to have several QSOs on 10-meters, a band that I very rarely get on. KU4A: Portable W4LSV: #3107; QRP from HOME AB9BZ: Thanks for the challenge, it really makes field day interesting. My QCX's did most of the work 72/73 ab9bz KN1H: Set up portable station using KX2 at 5w to tuned doublet about 90’ long and up 30’. Operated about 7 hrs and made 165 Qsos. A fun time as always. AK3X: Worked from home. Found just enough free time to complete the challenge. 72 to all, Peter VE3EDX: Operated portable from my camp northwest of Lake Superior, 5 watts with KX3 into 29 foot wire taped to fibre glass pole. WY7N: Operating portable from SOTA summit W7N/ES-128. Right on the UT/NV border, just north of the historic Wendover, UT AFB. N4SD: Worked portable Xiegu G90 at 5W, 132 foot EFHW inverted L at 40 foot strung between a Spiderbeam mast and a Pine tree. Sperry N4SD