April 2015 challenge


Premise
:

The names of four European pioneers of telecommunication systems and the year of the demonstration of their inventions:

Claude Chappe 1792 (demonstration of a practical semaphore system)
Georges Lesage 1774 (realisation of an early electric telegraph)
Cooke and Wheatstone 1837 (demonstration of the four-needle system)

The total number of ciphers and letters is 55. They are distributed as follows:

1 2 3 4 7 8 9 A C D E G H K L N O P R S T U W
3 1 1 1 4 1 1 5 3 2 9 3 2 1 2 2 4 2 1 3 2 1 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 the four European pioneers of telecommunication systems and the year of the demonstration of their inventions.

Participation award and web listing:

To get a Participation Award and to be listed on the web site you must make at least one of the names of the four European pioneers of telecommunication systems and the year of the demonstration of his/their invention.

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. This also applies to the ciphers of the numbers.

Word 15 – RW3AI, ON4JXC, RW3AI, DH0DK, K1IEE, I5SKK

Note how RW3AI is listed for both the W and R.

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:

You must type that address into your email program.

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

For example: K3WWP NAQCC April Challenge

Results:

K3WWP

Claude Chappe 1792
SM5COP, DL2VWR, S51TA, RU3EG, DL2VWR, RU3EG, SM5COP, HG90IARU, S51TA, SM5COP, SM5COP, RU3EG, S51TA, S57S, HG90IARU, DL2VWR
Georges Lesage 1774
RU3EG, RK3ER, SM5COP, RU3EG, RU3EG, RK3ER, SM5COP, DL2VWR, DL2OE, SM5COP, OK1AY, HG90IARU, DL2OE, S51TA, S57S, ON7PQ, AM490KD
Cooke and Wheatstone 1837
OK1CF, SM5COP, OM5XX, OK1AY, EA6NB, OK1AY, YU1NNN, DL2VWR, DL2VWR, HG90IARU, EA6NB, HG90IARU, S51TA, S51TA, S51TA, OM5XX, YU1NNN, EA5HPX, OK1AY, OZ8X, RU3EG, ON7PQ

K1IEE

Claude Chappe 1792
DL65DARC, SZ2TSL, AM390JW, US2YW, DL65DARC, G4TGE, T77C, OH2YL, AM390JW, IZ5OVP, IZ5OVP, G4TGE, 9A1JSB, T77C, AM390JW, US2YW
Georges Lesage 1774
G4TGE, E74OW, IZ5OVP, SF90IARU, G4TGE, E74OW, US2YW, SZ2TSL, E79D, SZ2TSL, SF90IARU, G4TGE, E74OW, 9A1JSB, US7IJW, US7IJW, G4TGE
Cooke and Wheatstone 1837
DL65DARC, OM5XX, IZ5OVP, DK7OB, UR5UEY, SF90IARU, LY2NX, DK65DARC, AM390JW, OH2YL, UR4EWP, DL65DARC, SZ2TSL, US2YW, SZ2TSL, OM5XX, LY2NX, E79D, YT1TU, S58M, AM390JW, T77C

PA0XAW

CLAUDE CHAPPE 1792
IK1ZOC, DL2XL, EA4IF/P, PA90IARU, DL2XL, EA4IF/P, IK1ZOC, HB9BIN/P, EA4IF/P, G0PJO, G0PJO, EA4IF/P, R120RO, PA70ASN, DF9LH, DL2XL
GEORGES LESAGE 1774
G0PJO, SM5EPO, G0PJO, R120RO, G0PJO, SM5EPO, SM5EPO, DL2XL, M1EYP/P, SM5EPO, DL65DARC, LA9XGA, M1EYP/P, R120RO, PA70ASN, DK7DC, EA4IF/P
COOKE AND WHEATSTONE 1837
DL65DARC, R120RO, R120RO, IK1ZOC, EI/PA9CW/P, I1ATL, HB9BIN/P, DL2XL, EI/PA9CW/P, HB9BIN/P, EI/PA9CW/P, I1ATL, I1ATL, SM3FZL, I1ATL, G0PJO, HB9BIN/P, PE1FJN, I1ATL, DK8IT, SM3FZL, DK7DC

G3XOB

Claude Chappe 1792
DL/G4CVD, DL/G4CVD, SF90IARU, SF90IARU, DL/G4CVD, G0EVV/P, DL/G4CVD, HB9/G4CVD, SF90IARU, GB0RPC, GB0RPC, G0EVV/P, R120RK, E79D, SF90IARU, R120RK
Georges Lesage 1774
DL/G4CVD, RK3ER, GI4ONL/P, R120RK, DL/G4CVD, RK3ER, R120RS, DL/G4CVD, E79D, R120RS, R120RA, G0EVV/P, E79D, R120RK, E79D, PA70ASN, DL/G4CVD
Cooke and Wheatstone 1837
GB0RPC, GI4ONL/P, R120RO, R120RK, OE1WIU/P, AM390PP, GI4ONL/P, DL/G4CVD, YU1WN, HB9/G4CVD, OE1WIU/P, AM390PP, G0STK, SF90IARU, G0STK, R120RO, GI4ONL/P, SE90IARU, R120RS, LZ883PI, RK3ER, PA70ASN

SM5ELV

Claude Chappe 1792
DL8NGC, DL8NGC, R1OA, UT4UH, DL8NGC, EU6AF, DL8NGC, UT4UH, R1OA, SP85PZK, SP85PZK, AM590IEK, R1OA, T77C, AM190WH, GB2RN
Georges Lesage 1774
DL8NGC, EU6AF, R1OA, GB2RN, GB2RN, AM590IEK, SP85PZK, LZ883PI, OE6XMF/6, G3USA, G3USA, G3USA, EW7BW, R1OA, T77C, T77C, DL4HRM
Cooke and Wheatstone 1837
DL8NGC, R1OA, OE6XMF/6, SP85PZK, SM5EPO/P, G3USA, GB2RN, DL8NGC, EW7BW, AM190WH, OE6XMF/6, AM190WH, T77C, SP85PZK, T77C, SM5EPO/P, GB2RN, SM5EPO/P, AM190WH, LZ883PI, LZ883PI, T77C

K1YAN

Claude Chappe 1792
OK1CF, LZ883PI, 9A2EU, 9A2EU, EA5DNO, 9A2EU, OK1CF, AM590HT, 9A2EU, LZ883PI, LZ883PI, 9A2EU, OK1CF, 4O7TC, 9A2EU, 9A2EU
Georges Lesage 1774
IS0GQX, EA5DNO, S50O, IZ4RTE, IS0GQX, EA6NB, S50O, LZ883PI, EA6NB, S50O, EA5DNO, G4OBC, IK2DED, OK1CF, ON7PQ, 4O7TC, 4O7TC
Cooke and Wheatstone 1837
4O7TC, S50O, OK1CF, OK1CF, US5WE, EA6NB, EA6NB, EA5DNO, US5WE, AM590HT, EA5DNO, EA6NB, 4O7TC, IS0GQX, 4O7TC, OK1CF, EA6NB, US5WE, S51DX, LZ883PI, LZ883PI, ON7PQ

RW3AI

Claude Chappe 1792
CR7AJL, DL1DXL, 9A7R, OU2I, DL1DXL, 2E0ZAI, CR7AJL, PC3H, 9A7R, PC3H, PC3H, 2E0ZAI, DL1DXL, 9A7R, 9A7R, OU2I
Georges Lesage 1774
LZ1GE, LZ1GE, OU2I, 9A7R, LZ1GE, LZ1GE, G3VBS, DL1DXL, 2E0EML, G3VBS, CR7AJL, G3VBS, 2E0EML, DL1DXL, 9A7R, CR7AJL, DM4TJ
Cooke and Wheatstone 1837
PC3H, OU2I, OM7LM, IK8UND, 2E0EML, CR7AJL, G0NMD, DL1DXL, E77AW, PC3H, 2E0EML, 2E0ZAI, DM4TJ, SM5CCE, DM4TJ, OM7LM, G0NMD, E77AW, LZ1GE, IK8UND, PC3H, CR7AJL

PA7PYR

CLAUDE CHAPPE 1792
DL65DARC, DL65DARC, DL65DARC, SX150ITU, DL65DARC, EW2W, DL65DARC, PA3HCU, DL65DARC, PA3HCU, PA3HCU, EW2W, SX150ITU, PA70ASN, AM690VQ, EW2W
GEORGES LESAGE 1774
IK1WEG/8, IK1WEG/8, OK3EQ/P, DL65DARC, IK1WEG/8, IK1WEG/8, SX150ITU, DL65DARC, OK3EQ/P, SX150ITU, AM690VQ, SN0ZGP, OK3EQ/P, SX150ITU, PA70ASN, SM7SMS, GW4BLE
COOKE AND WHEATSTONE 1837
PA3HCU, OK3EQ/P, R120RO, IK1WEG/8, GW4BLE, AM690VQ, PA70ASN, DL65DARC, EW2W, PA3HCU, GW4BLE, PA3HCU, SX150ITU, PA70ASN, SX150ITU, R120RO, PA70ASN, RK3ER, R120RF, IK1WEG/8, PA3HCU, SM7SMS

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

All below get a participation certificate and a participation point.

DH0DK

Claude Chappe 1792
HB9CBR, DL6AP, HA8FY, HA7UL, DK4OHA, G0EVV,  HB9CBR, HA8FY, HA8FY, DL6AP, DL6AP, G0EVV,  9A19RBM, HA7UL, 9A19RBM, R120RO
Cooke and Wheatstone 1837
DK65DARC, R120RO, DK4OHA, DK4OHA, DL1DVE,  9A19RBM, DL6UNF, DK4OHA, OK2BWB, HA8FY, DL1DVE, DK4OHA, TM9B, SN90IARU, TM9B, DK4OHA, DL6UNF, OK3EQ,  R120RO, HA8FY, Z35M, HA7UL

Soapbox:

K3WWP
It took a bit longer this month but still I finished both the European Chapter and our “American” challenges before the 10th of the month. Conditions have been pretty good the first part of April. Not great, but still good enough to be able to work Europe from here in western PA quite easily. The last E and 8 added a day to the completion time, but EA5HPX and OZ8X came through on the afternoon of the 9th to finish things up. I don’t think I’ll try to do this one extra times as I did with March as the weather is much better now for outdoor activities. Thanks to all I worked and all those who develop the challenges to (well…) challenge us. 73

K1IEE
Another great EU challenge. Learn something new about EU every month.
Thanks to all 73 Dick

PA0XAW
Again a nice challenge; looking forward to the next one.

G3XOB
Great fun, with a Bulgarian “Saints” station to the rescue for my “8”s after I realised that EA8 was not in Europe. Thanks also to G4CVD for visiting both Germany and Switzerland to provide me with crucial letters!
73 Dave

DH0DK
Not enough letters G and S found! Ready for a new game.Thanks to all 72 Ben DH0DK #7576

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