March 2017 challenge

Premise:

Construct the names of these famous European women and their years of birth:

Marie Antoinette 1755
Catherine the Great 1729
Joan of Arc 1412
Elizabeth I 1533
Angela Merkel 1954

The total number of ciphers and letters is 83. They are distributed as follows:

  1  2  3  4  5  7  9  A  B  C  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  R  T  Z
  6  2  2  2  4  2  2  9  1  2 12  1  2  3  5  1  1  3  2  5  3  5  7  1

Source: http://www.biographyonline.net/people/famous/europeans.html

Time frame:

The first day of the month 0000 UTC through the last day of the month 2400 UTC.

Rules:

1. All QSOs submitted for credit in the challenge must be 2x CW.
2. All QSOs submitted for credit in the challenge must be made using 5W or less of output power measured at the transmitter. The station worked in any QSO may be using any power level.
3. Any and all bands may be used.
4. No QSOs that have been made in any contest or sprint may be used in completing a challenge.
5. Only QSOs made with a station who was transmitting from a location within Europe at the time of the QSO may be submitted.
6. You can use each letter and cipher in a call TWICE. For example you could use MW∅MIE for 4 (=2×2) M’s, 2 W’s, 2 ∅’s, 2 I’s and 2 E’s. However, subsequent QSOs with the same station cannot be used for additional letters.
7. Each challenge runs over an entire month.
8. European and other NAQCC challenges are not mutually exclusive. Members can participate in both in any given month. Indeed the call of each station worked may be submitted for more than one NAQCC challenge.
9. Non-members are very welcome to participate in and submit their entries for NAQCC European challenges, but are not eligible for awards. They will be listed in a separate section in the results.
10. Reports must be RECEIVED before 2400 UTC on the tenth of the month following the challenge.

Awards:

A certificate and two participation points go to anyone making the names of these famous European women and their years of birth.

Participation award and web listing:

To get a Participation Award and to be listed on the web site you must make at least make one name of a famous European woman and her year of birth.

Logs:

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.

Please send your log in this format (this challenge is just an example):

JANUARY 31
ON4JXC, RX3AG, ON4JXC, HG1ITU, RX3AG, RX3AG, DL1YCV, RX3AG, HG1ITU
FEBRUARY 28
F8GRV, EA3GBX, EA3GBX, RX3AG, HG1ITU, EA3GBX, F8GRV, DL1YCV, OH2BBT, F8GRV
MARCH 31
DL3MHF, EA3GBX, F8GRV, DL1YCV, DL3MHF, RX3AG, DL1YCV

Note how RX3AG is listed for both a’s, the r and 3 in JANUARY 31, the r in FEBRUARY 28 and the 3 in MARCH 31

There is no need to use an attachment. You can paste the results in your email. 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 to:

email_challenges

 

You must type that address into your email program.

Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge

For example: K3WWP NAQCC March Challenge

Results:

K1IEE

Marie Antoinette 1755
LK303MA, EB7KA, DR60PAS, UY1CI, OZ90EDR, DR60PAS, F6EJN, OT4A, SP3DOF, UY1CI, F6EJN, OZ90EDR, YT1T, YT1T, UR4EZ, UY1CI, LY27W, S53EO, DL5YM
Catherine the Great 1729
UY1CI, DR60PAS, YT1T, F6HKA, UR4EZ, DR60PAS, I1YRL, SP4LNV, EB7KA, YT1T, F6HKA, S53EO, II1IGG, OZ90EDR, S53EO, EB7KA, OT4A, UY1CI, LY27W, LY27W, OZ90EDR
Joan of Arc 1412
F6EJN, SP3DOF, LZ303MA, SP4LNV, OZ90EDR, DK2FE, LZ303MA, OZ90EDR, UY1CI, I1YRL, UR4EZ, I1YRL, LY27W
Elizabeth I 1533
EB7KA, LY27W, I1YRL, UR4EZ, EA1RKV, EB7KA, F6EJN, UT2IY, HG2DX, II1IGG, YT1T, DL5YM, SP3DOF, SP3DOF
Angela Merkel 1954
EA1RKV, OH6NVC, II1IGG, F6EJN, LY27W, F6HKA, LZ303MA, DK2FE, UR4EZ, EB7KA, DK2FE, I1YRL, YT1T, OZ90EDR, S53EO, UR4EZ

PA9CW

MARIE ANTOINETTE 1755
SM7FSK/M, DL3LA, R870O, II1IGG, HA7ME, DL3LA, IK6DIN, DL2RST, R870O, II1IGG, IK6DIN, HA7ME, DL2RST, M0OAT/P, OM3EK, II1IGG, SM7FSK/M, DM1517L, DM1517L
CATHERINE THE GREAT 1729
II3ICZ, HA7ME, M0OAT/P, HA7ME, OM3EK, R870O, II1IGG, LX1NO, EA2WX/P, HA3FTA, HA7ME, EA2WX/P, II1IGG, DL2RST, OE2017XFF, HA7ME, HA3FTA, II1IGG, SM7FSK/M, DL2RST, HB9BQB/P
JOAN OF ARC 1412
DJ5AV/P, R870O, SA0BXV, LX1NO, OM3EK, SM7FSK/M, SA0BXV, DL2RST, II3ICZ, LX1NO, OZ4UN, LX1NO, DL2RST
ELIZABETH I 1533
OE2017XFF, DL3LA, II1IGG, II3ICZ, EA2WX/P, SA0BXV, SM1TDE, SM1TDE, HA3FTA, II1IGG, OE2017XFF, S57V, DL3LA, DL3LA
ANGELA MERKEL 1954
EA2WX/P, OZ4UN, II1IGG, SM1TDE, DL3LA, M0OAT/P, SM7FSK/M, EA5FX, RA6GW, SM7FSK/M, EA5FX, DL3LA, OE2017XFF, HB9BQB/P, S57V, OZ4UN

EA1KC

Marie Antoinette 1755
IK8HCM, EA3AAR, EA3AAR, IK8HCM, EA3AAR, EA3AAR, OZ4UN, EA3KT, OZ4UN, IK8HCM, OZ4UN, EA3AAR, EA3KT, EA4XT, EA5BQ, R1918M, EA7PL, EA5BQ, EA5BQ
Catherine the Great 1729
IK8HCM, EA3AAR, EA4XT, IK8HCM, EA5BQ, EA3AAR, II1ICG, MX0SNB, EA7PL, IT9SSI, IK8HCM, EA7PL, II1ICG, R1918M, EA3KT, EA3AAR, IT9SSI, R1918M, EA7PL, 2E0SDV, R1918M
Joan of Arc 1412
F5IYJ, OZ4UN, EA3AAR, MX0SNB, SM5COP, F8AHQ, EA3AAR, R1918M, IK8HCM, R1918M, OZ4UN, R1918M, 2E0SDV
Elizabeth I 1533
EA3KT, EA7PL, II1ICG, OZ4UN, EA5BQ, EA5BQ, 2E0SDV, EA4MT, F8AHQ, II1ICG, II1ICG, SM5COP, EA3AAR, EA3AAR
Angela Merkel 1954
EA5BQ, EA1XN, II1ICG, 2E0SDV, EA7PL, F8AHQ, IK8HCM, EA7AM, RK3ER, IK8HCM, EA7AM, LZ303MA, II1ICG, R1918M, SM5COP, OZ4UN

RW3AI

Marie Antoinette 1755
UR5MM, UA1CIO, RN1ON, UA1CIO, OE8TED, UA1CIO, RN1ON, OE8TED, RN1ON, UA1CIO, RN1ON, OE8TED, OE8TED, LY4T, OE8TED, RN1ON, UR7QC, UR5MM, UR5MM
Catherine the Great 1729
UR7QC, R1AT, LY4T, LA8HGA, OE8TED, RN1ON, UX7IA, RN1ON, EF5Y, R1AT, LA8HGA, EF5Y, LA8HGA, UR7QC, SM6NET, R1AT, R1AT, RN1ON, UR7QC, IK2CZQ, DL9ZP
Joan of Arc 1412
ON5JT, RN1ON, UX7IA, RN1ON, OE8TED, EF5Y, UX7IA, UR7QC, UR7QC, UA1CIO, LY4T, UA1CIO, IK2CZQ
Elizabeth I 1533
SM6NET, LY4T, UX7IA, IK2CZQ, LA8HGA, UA4CBJ, EF1A, SM6NET, DH7TNO, IK2CZQ, R1AT, EF5Y, RU3FM, RU3FM
Angela Merkel 1954
LA8HGA, SM6NET, LA8HGA, EF1A, LY4T, LA8HGA, UR5MM, EF1W, UR5MM, IK2CZQ, EF1W, DL9ZP, R1AT, DL9ZP, EF5Y, LY4T

HA4FY

Marie Antoinette 1755
HB9JTM, EO25RAN, ER1PB, EI77WAW, ER1PB, EO25RAN, EO25RAN, HB9JTM, EO25RAN, EI77WAW, EO25RAN, ER1PB, HB9JTM, DL6MST, EO25RAN, ER1PB, 9H2017EU, EO25RAN, EO25RAN
Catherine the Great 1729
PG17MC, EI77WAW, DL6MST, HB9JTM, EO25RAN, ER1PB, II8ICN, II8ICN, 9H2017EU, OK1FRT, HB9JTM, 9H2017EU, PG17MC, EO25RAN, EI77WAW, EI77WAW, OK1FRT, ER1PB, 9H2017EU, EO25RAN, HB9JTM
Joan of Arc 1412
HB9JTM, EO25RAN, DL6UHA, II8ICN, OK1FRT, OK1FRT, DL6UHA, EO25RAN, PG17MC, 9H2017EU, OM42KYSUCE, 9H2017EU, EO25RAN
Elizabeth I 1533
EI77WAW, DL6MST, II8ICN, DL6JZ, LZ303MA, HB9JTM, OM42KYSUCE, DL6WT, 9H2017EU, II8ICN, PG17MC, DL5AV, LZ303MA, LZ303MA
Angela Merkel 1954
LZ303MA, LZ1NY, PG17MC, OM42KYSUCE, DL6MST, DL5AV, HB9JTM, HB9EWO, OK1FRT, OK1FRT, HB9EWO, DL6JZ, PG17MC, HB9JTM, DL5AV, OM42KYSUCE

All the above get a certificate and two participation points.

Partial attempts:

KB1M

MARIE ANTOINETTE 1755 – LZ303MA 9A3YT DM60BER F6FAI EC4DEX 9A3YT ON4UN 9A3YT ON4UN F6FAI ON4UN EC4DEX 9A3YT YT4T EC4DEX HG17EYOF LY27W SM5COP SM5COP

CATHERINE THE GREAT 1729 – EC4DEX F6FAI YT4T GP0STH EC4DEX DM60BER IZ2DJP ON4UN HG17EYOF YT4T GP0STH HG17EYOF GP0STH RW7F EI4II F6FAI YT4T HG17EYOF LY27W LY27W 9A3YT

JOAN OF ARC 1412 – IZ2DJP ON4UN LZ303MA ON4UN HG17EYOF F6FAI LZ303MA RW7F EC4DEX S51F YT4T S51F LY27W

EA1XN

MARIE ANTOINETTE 1755 – DR25MDK IQ9PA DR25MDK IW1DFU YU1EL IQ9PA YU1WN HA8LTQ 2E0XXO IW1DFU YU1WN YU1EL HA8LTQ EW1TZ 2E0XXO YU1WN SP7LHV DR25MDK DR25MDK

All the above are awarded a participation certificate and a participation point.

Soapbox:

K1IEE
Enjoyed the challenge. Thanks to all 73 Dick

KB1M
I fun and got to work some top notch opp’s . Only needed two nuber 1’s , Thanks 73, Walt

EA1XN
Many difficulties to get T letter.
RIG: FT-817 (2 or 3 watts), ant: ground plane, Straight Czech Key
73/72, Elías

EA1KC

RIGS: 400 mW 18 MHz home made TRX, 4W Argonaut 515 TRX, 4W FT817 TRX
ANTS: Home made Lèvy, LW
KEYS: Old german WWII straight, Old marine straight, Electronic home made keyer (1972)

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