The NAQCC November 2023 Challenge
NAQCC Monthly Challenges are originated and information regarding rules, ideas, or suggestions go to Gary K1YAN. Email him at .
Challenge pages are constructed by Steve WB4OMM; if you see typos, please let him know! Email him at .
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 CHALLENGE APPLICATION HAS MOVED! THE NEW LOCATION IS: http://naqcc.wb5rvz.org
The LAZY DOG BOMB Challenge
You are in the thick of the action and start your bombing run. Bombs away … the strike is on target … but wait, not one explosion. A total failure? Not if you were dropping a load of Lazy Dogs. You would have dropped thousands of 1- 3/4 inch long, 1/2 inch in diameter, solid metal bombs shaped like a rifle slug with fins. They weigh less than an ounce, but in their fall to earth they acquire enough energy to hit like a .50 caliber round. Primarily for anti personnel use, they are cheap, easy to manufacture and do not leave dangerous, unexploded ordinance to be dealt with later. First deployed in WW II, their primary use occurred in the Korean and Vietnam war eras. They could be dropped from almost any aircraft. Lazy Dog projectiles could be thrown by hand, dumped from buckets or released in a Mark 44 cluster adaptor. This was a case that contained thousands of projectiles and was blown open by a small charge while falling.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z.
Just make these words from calls of stations you work, subject to the General Challenge Rules.
LAZY DOG BOMB
SOLID METAL PROJECTILE
HIGH KINETIC ENERGY
RIFLE SLUG WITH FINS
MARK 44 CLUSTER ADAPTOR
The 85 total letters contain these 24 different letters and numbers : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U W Y Z 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.
YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT AT LEAST ONE WORD TO RECEIVE A PARTICIPATION POINT!
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 Charlie N1AOK at: charlie.wilber AT gmail.com (You must type that address into your email program.)
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month year) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC January 2022 Challenge
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.
All 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