May 2017 Challenge

Premise:

Construct the names of these European kings and queens and their ages:

Felipe VI 49
Harald V 80
Carl XVI Gustaf 71
Elizabeth II 91
Willem-Alexander 50
Filip 57
Margrethe II 77

The total number of ciphers and letters is 84. They are distributed as follows:

  0  1  4  5  7  8  9  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  L  M  N  P  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Z
  2  2  1  2  4  1  2  8  1  1  2  9  3  2  3 11  8  2  1  2  5  1  3  1  3  1  2  1

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 kings and queens and their ages.

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 these kings and queens and his/her age.

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 May Challenge

Results:

K1IEE

Felipe VI 49
HG17EYOF, HG17EYOF, LZ395SG, IT9SSI, IT9UFP, HG17EYOF, OK2ZV, IT9SSI, G4GDR, IT9SSI
Harald V 80
HG17EYOF, GW0TAU, G4GDR, UT5JAJ, LZ395SG, G4GDR, OK2ZV, F8OOI, GW0TAU
Carl XVI Gustaf 71
LX/ON4WRC, GW0TAU, G4GDR, LX/ON4WRC, LX/ON4WRC, G3VMK, IT9SSI, LZ395SG, GW0TAU, IT9SSI, GW0TAU, UT5JAJ, F8OOI, HG17EYOF, HG17EYOF
Elizabeth II 91
EI44WAW, DL1BUG, IT9SSI, LZ395SG, HA1TD, DL1BUG, EI44WAW, GW0TAU, HG17EYOF, F8OOI, EI44WAW, LZ395SG, HG17EYOF
Willem Alexander 50
GW0TAU, IT9UFP, LX/ON4WRC, DL1BUG, GS3PYE/P, DL1REM, HA1TD, DL1REM, GS3PYE/P, LX/ON4WRC, DK2FA, LX/ON4WRC, G4GDR, EW7EW, LX/ON4WRC, LZ395SG, GW0TAU
Filip 57
HG17EYOF, IT9UFP, DL1REM, EI44WAW, IT9UFP, LZ395SG, EW7EW
Margrethe II 77
DL1REM, DK2FA, IP0TRC, LZ395SG, LX/ON4WRC, EW7EW, IT9SSI, HA1TD, EW7EW, F8OOI, IX2QXG, HG17EYOF, EW7EW

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Partial attempts:


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

Soapbox:

K1IEE
Band conditions continue to be poor. Had to find new operating times and fight the QSB. Still it was a nice and informative challenge. Thanks to all 73 Dick

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