April 2014 challenge

This challenge was sent to us by SM5MEK, Jenny Östlund

Premise:

48 ciphers and letters give us the names and birth years of three Swedish inventors:

ALFRED NOBEL 1833,
known for inventing dynamite and gave his name to the Nobel prize, founded using his estate.
Further information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Nobel

GUSTAF DE LAVAL 1845,
invented the centrifugal separator and the steam turbine.
Further information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_de_Laval

JOHN ERICSSON 1803,
worked on the design of propellers and steam locomotives.
Further information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ericsson

Results:

K3WWP

Alfred Nobel 1833
HA8QZ, LZ60KSP, LZ2FU, LZ2HR, OE3XMA, DJ2QV, SV1CQN, OE3XMA, IK0XBX, OE3XMA, LZ60KSP, SV1CQN, HA8QZ, OE3XMA, OE3XMA
Gustaf de Laval 1845
US0GA, UY6IM, LZ60KSP, TK4LS, HA8QZ, LZ2FU, DJ2QV, CT7AEQ, LZ2HR, OE3XMA, SV1CQN, OE3XMA, LZ2HR, SV1CQN, HA8QZ, TK4LS, Z35T
John Ericsson 1803
DJ2QV, OE3XMA, HA8QZ, SV1CQN, CT7AEQ, LZ2HR, UY6IM, CT7AEQ, LZ60KSP, TK4LS, EW8O, F5NBX, PA1CC, EW80, LZ60KSP, Z35T

F5MNK

Alfred Nobel 1833
YP10NATO, UA6LUQ, OE6PKF, RA1M, OE6PKF, SM6PDS, YP10NATO, YP10NATO, OK1BB, OE6PKF, UA6LUQ, YP10NATO, 9A18RBM, Z35M, Z35M
Gustaf de Laval 1845
G4HOM, UA6LUQ, SM6PDS, YP10NATO, YP10NATO, OE6PKF, SM6PDS, UA6AES, F5LKW/P, RA1M, IZ7VHF, RA1M, F5LKW/P, YP10NATO, 9A18RBM, G4HOM, Z35M
John Ericsson 1803
I1ULJ, YP10NATO, G4HOM, YP10NATO, UA6AES, RA1M, IZ3CQI, IZ3CQI, SM6PDS, SM6PDS, OE6PKF, F5MNO, RA1M, DL8NGC, YP10NATO, IZ3CQI

SM5MEK

Alfred Nobel 1833
PA3DSJ, DL9LM, MU0FAL, DK2RO/P, ER80KEDR, DL0KWH, ON1UF, OV1CDX, SV5BYR, ER80KEDR, DL9LM, OV1CDX, ER80KEDR, PA3DSJ, PA3DSJ
Gustaf de Laval 1845
J400EG, ON1UF, SV0XCC/9, S59T, MU0FAL, MU0FAL, DL0KWH, PA3DEU, MU0FAL, MU0FAL, DL0KVH, PA3DSJ, DL0KVH, OV1CDX, ER80KEDR, J400EG, ED5BY
John Ericsson 1803
J400EG, OV1CDX, DL0KWH, ON1UF, ER80KEDR, DK2RO/P, G4IUP, SV0XCC/9, SV0XCC/9, S59T, RO80KEDR, GB2RN, ON1UF, S58T, DL0KWH, PA3DEU

W2JEK

Alfred Nobel 1833
EA4AYW, M0MDL, F5NBX, SM7RME, EA4AYW, M0MDL, F5NBX, HA3OK, F5NBX, EA4AYW, M0MDL, LZ1808SNS, LZ1808SNS, HA3OK, HA3OK
Gustaf de Laval 1845
HB9FBG, EN0U, SM7RME, DF7TH, EA4AYW, F5NBX, M0MDL, SM7RME, LZ2RS, EA4AYW, SP7HOV, EA4AYW, LZ2RS, LZ1808SNS, LZ1808SNS, EA4AYW, F5NBX
John Ericsson 1803
SP6JOE, HA3OK, HA3OK, F5NBX, SM7RME, SM7RME, IK0XBX, RZ6CC, SM7RME, LZ2RS, SP7HOV, EN0U, CT1BQH, LZ1808SNS, M0MDL, G3YPZ

ND9M

ALFRED NOBEL 1833
EA2LU, EA2LU, GW0FZY, UR3HC, EA2LU, DL4HG, EA6UN, LX1NO, DH8BQA, EA6UN, DL4HG, UX1HW, DH8BQA, PA3GEG, PA3GEG
GUSTAF DE LAVAL 1845
DL4HG, EA2LU, IY1SP, RA1TV, EA6UN, GW0FZY, DJ8QP, EA6UN, LX1NO, EA6UN, EA3AV, PA3GEG, LX1NO, LX1NO, DH8BQA, DL4HG, SP5AUY
JOHN ERICSSON 1803
DJ8QP, LX1NO, DL4HG, EA6UN, PA3GEG, UR3HC, IY1SP, UR3HC, SP5AUY, SP5AUY, OK2LA, LX1NO, LX1NO, HA8RM, GW0FZY, UR3HC

KI4TI

Alfred Nobel 1833
LY24A, LY24A, F5NTV, UR3HC, EN0U, DH2MS, EN0U, YO9HXQ, YL2BJ, EN0U, LY24A, EV1R, LZ1808SNS, UR3HC, UR3HX
Gustaf de Laval 1845
US0GA, UY7QN, DH2MS, F5NTV, LY24A, F5NTV,,DH2MS, EV1R, YL2BJ, OK2AN, EV1R, OK2AN, YL2BJ, EV1R, LZ1808SNS, LY24A, F5NTV
John Ericsson 1803
YL2BJ, YO9HXQ, DH2MS, EN0U, EV1R, UR3HC, UY6IM, EI0CZ, DH2MS, US0GA, OK2AN, F5NTV, UX1HW, LZ1808SNS, EN0U, PA530ROT

RW3AI

Alfred Nobel 1833
UA3BAJ DL1DXL OH5NFI UR8QMM PA3DEU DL1DXL OH5NFI OH5NFI UA3BAJ PA3DEU DL1DXL DL1DXL UR8QMM UA3BAJ UA3BAJ
Gustaf de Laval 1845
OE6GUG UR8QMM SM6PDS UT4UGW UA3BAJ OH5NFI DL1DXL OE6GUG DL1DXL UA3BAJ G4VXV UA3BAJ DL1DXL DL1DXL UR8QMM UT4UGW OH5NFI
John Ericsson 1803
UA3BAJ OH5NFI OH5NFI OH5NFI OE6GUG UR8QMM OH5NFI DL8NGC SM6PDS SM6PDS OE6GUG DL8NGC OK1AFJ DL8NGC M0DAG PA3DEU

PA7PYR

Alfred Nobel 1833
DL89WARD DL89WARD PA3DGF DL89WARD PE1NHA DL89WARD PE1NHA OE7LVI DR800BI PE1NHA DL89WARD PE1NHA DL89WARD PA3DGF PA3DGF
Gustaf de Laval 1845
PA3DGF TM29UFT PI4OSS TM29UFT DL89WARD PA3DGF DL89WARD OE7LVI OE7LVI PA3DGF OE7LVI PA3DGF OE7LVI PE1NHA DL89WARD PI4OSS IZ5GDD
John Ericsson 1803
DJ9MH OE7LVI PE1NHA PE1NHA OE7LVI DL89WARD OE7LVI GX8HRC/P PI4OSS PI4OSS PI4OSS SN0JPII PA1ZP DR800BI DR800BI PA3HAQ

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Soapbox:

K3WWP
Finished up at 1730Z on April 5th – ironically just about 24 hrs to the minute after I finished the “American” Paul Revere challenge. Had a day’s delay in finding a “1” of all things. Took that extra day to finally work PA1CC on 12M to finish up. Great DX conditions made it easy to finish both challenges quickly this month. I also did the Paul Revere challenge with all DX stations, mostly European. I can’t understand why so few members participate in these challenges. Maybe I’m different from most members, but I find them absolutely fascinating, and they definitely serve to get me on the air more often. I urge everyone who may read these soapbox comments to at least try a challenge – I’m sure most who try will like it. I love the way the European challenges are all the alphabet type and also include numbers as well to make it more interesting. Great work Ton and Matt. And thanks Jenny also for this month’s challenge idea.

F5MNK
New member of NAQCC, and first participation to the challenge ! Many thanks.
Best 73. F5MNK.

SM5MEK
This was a hard month, in bed for 10 days, on the legs in time for easter celebrations. Glad to see the guys getting this challenge soo good and fast. F5MNK, hope to se you on more challenges. Now 23/4 and still a few letters remaining on the US challenge. Have to work harder this last days. HIHI.

W2JEK
This is my first entry in a NAQCC – EU Challenge. Used my Yaesu FT-840 at 5 watts to simple wire antennas. Key used is Signal Electric Model R-48. My QTH is New Jersey about 15 km. northwest of New York City.
72 and 73    Donald Younger  W2JEK  # 1135

KI4TI
My first EU QRP challenge and third NAQCC alphabet challenge. I thought I was working 5 watts but found out later that my output varied between 2 and 4 watts. Such a surprise. I need to learn more about this FT-817ND.

Thanks to all and 72’s


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