April 2017 Challenge

 

Premise:

Construct the names of these Eastern European currencies and the amount you get in exchange for one Euro (2017-02-18)

Russian Ruble 62
Serbian Dinar 124
Polish Zloty 4
Croatian Kuna 7
Hungarian Forint 309
Bulgarian Lev 2

The total number of ciphers and letters is 85. They are distributed as follows:

0  1  2  3  4  6  7  9  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  K  L  N  O  P  R  S  T  U  V  Y  Z
1  1  3  1  2  1  1  1 10  3  1  1  3  1  2  2  8  1  5  9  4  1  8  4  3  5  1  1  1

Valery Bobrov RW3AI, noticed an error in the last currency: Bularian Lev should have been Bulgarian Lev (thanks Valery).

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 Eastern European currencies and the amount you get in exchange for one Euro.

Participation award and web listing:

To get a Participation Award and to be listed on the web site you must at least make the name of one of these Eastern European currencies and the amount you get in exchange for one Euro.

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 April Challenge

Results:

PA9CW

Russian Ruble 62
DM2BRF, YU1JF/P, R25SRR, S53OM/P, DL2HWI/P, 9A8MDC, LZ1NY/P, UR8LV, YU7RQ/P, OK2BDF/P, DL0KWH/P, OE6KYG/P, DK6ED, RO25KR
Serbian Dinar 124
TM10SOTA, F8FEO/P, OK2CQR, HB9TWM/P, IO9MDC, YU1AC/P, HB9BIN/P, DF4XX, IP0TRC, Z31NA, HA5AZC/P, RO25KI, OK1DOY/P, HB9/PB2T/P, 4O7CW
Polish Zloty 4
DL/HB9FVF/P, DL9ZOG/P, F5LKW/P, II2MDC, SM1TDE/P, HB9BQU/P, DL2FAZ/P, OK/DL8DXL/P, YO20MDC, TM0MDC, YU1CA/P, DK4AN
Croatian Kuna 7
OF5CZ, EA1ARW, RO25SP, LA1KHA/P, TM2H, IW2HTH, UA3FQ, LY2NK, LA1KHA/P, F5IUZ/P, OK1NF/P, EG1PEA, DF7FX/P
Hungarian Forint 309
HB9BQB/P, DL3TU/P, G4ONL/P, GB2MDC, LZ303SA, HB9CBR/P, EI22WAW, 3Z0WARD, IN92IARD, MM0FMF/P, RO25RO, CT7/F6HBR, II5MDC, HB600NVF, 4O7TC, HA3HK/P, DL0MGD, RT90PK
Bulgarian Lev 2
DJ9BX/P, YT800YU, LZ1GJ/P, GB2MDC, HB9AFI/P, OL75SILVERA, F6HBI/P, HB9BAB/P, IK4UNH, LY2BMX, EW8W, DK0OVV, RM25OL

K1IEE

RUSSIAN RUBLE 62
IP0TRC, UR4EZ, LZ303SA, II0SPQR, II1TLA, EA4BB, ON4UN, IP0TRC, ON4UN, F4WBN, DL5YM, I2WEQ, TM62VIMY, TM62VIMY
SERBIAN DINAR 124
II0SPQR, I2WEQ, II0SPQR, F4WBN, II1TLA, RZ1OA, ON4UN, DL5YM, II1TLA, ON4UN, II1TLA, II0SPQR, II1TLA, TM62VIMY, ON4UN
POLISH ZLOTY 4
IP0TRC, ON4UN, II1TLA, II1TLA, LZ303SA, GI4DOH, LZ1ZF, DL5YM, ON4UN, II1TLA, TM100VIMY, ON4UN
CROATIAN KUNA 7
IP0TRC, RZ1OA, GI4DOH, RZ1OA, II1TLA, IP0TRC, II1TLA, EO25RAN, IK3VUT, ON4UN, EO25RAN, 9A8MDC, UV7IQ
HUNGARIAN FORINT 309
GI4DOH, LZ38SATURN, ON4UN, GI4DOH, 9A8MDC, RZ1OA, IP0TRC, F6HKA, LZ38SATURN, HF0H, GI4DOH, I1YRL, TM100VIMY, LZ38SATURN, IP0TRC, LZ38SATURN, IP0TRC, 9A8MDC
BULGARIAN LEV 2
EA4BB, LZ38SATURN, LZ1ZF, GI4DOH, LZ38SATURN, I1YRL, TM100VIMY, LZ38SATURN, F4WBN, II1TLA, UR4EZ, TM100VIMY, I2WEQ

RW3AI

Russian Ruble 62
RC6U, RC6U, HB2S, HB2S, UA3LID, UA3LID, RN3F, RC6U, RC6U, HB2S, UA3LID, OK2EA, RC6U, HB2S
Serbian Dinar 124
SE4E, OK2EA, RN3F, HB2S, UA3LID, UA3LID, RN3F, UA3LID, HB9EI, RA3NC, OK2EA, RN3F, UA1F, HB2S, RA4DAR
Polish Zloty 4
SP2DKI, OK2EA, UA3LID, HB9EI, SE4E, HB2S, YO7ARZ, RN6L, OK2EA, RK4HYT, RK4HYT, RA4DAR
Croatian Kuna 7
RC6U, R2AA, YO7ARZ, OK2EA, RK4HYT, SP2DKI, UA1F, RA3NC, OK2EA, UA3LID, RN6L, UA1F, YO7ARZ
Hungarian Forint 309
HB2S, UA3LID, RN6L, G0VQR, R2AA, R2AA, SP2DKI, R2AA, RN3K, RN3F, YO7ARZ, RA4DAR, UT7IS, RN3K, UT7IS, UA3LID, G0VQR, HB9EI
Bulgarian Lev 2
HB9EI, UA1F, RN6L, G0VQR, R2AA, RA4DAR, UT7IS, R2AA, RT3N, RL4A, SE4E, G0VQR, OK2EA

HA4FY

Russian Ruble 62
OL75SILVERA, DL/HA7UL, OL75SILVERA, OL75SILVERA, OL75SILVERA, OL75SILVERA, RN3ANT, OL75SILVERA, DL/HA7UL, 9A21RBM, OL75SILVERA, OL75SILVERA, DL6FBK, 9A21RBM
Serbian Dinar 124
LZ38SATURN, OL75SILVERA, RN3ANT, 9A21RBM, OL75SILVERA, OL75SILVERA, RN3ANT, EN92IARD, EN92IARD, RN3ANT, RN3ANT, RN3ANT, 9A21RBM, 9A21RBM, II4MDC
Polish Zloty 4
RT90PK, OL75SILVERA, OL75SILVERA, EN92IARD, LZ38SATURN, YQ17WIHC, LZ38SATURN, OL75SILVERA, OL75SILVERA, RN3ANT, YQ17WIHC, II4MDC
Croatian Kuna 7
YQ17WIHC, 9A21RBM, RO25TN, RN3ANT, RN3ANT, YQ17WIHC, 9A21RBM, RN3ANT, DL6FBK, LZ38SATURN, EN92IARD, 9A21RBM, OL75SILVERA
Hungarian Forint 309
YQ17WIHC, LZ38SATURN, EN92IARD, EG2SPA, EN92IARD, 9A21RBM, YQ17WIHC, EN92IARD, LZ38SATURN, DL6FBK, RO25TN, EN92IARD, II4MDC, LZ38SATURN, RT90PK, RN3ANT, RT90PK, 9A21RBM
Bulgarian Lev 2
DL6FBK, TM32UFT, OL75SILVERA, EG2SPA, DL/HA7UL, EN92IARD, II4MDC, DL/HA7UL, RO25TN, DL/HA7UL, EN92IARD, OL75SILVERA, EN92IARD

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Partial attempts:

KB1M
RUSSIAN RUBLE 62 – 9A7R RU6DM SX20MDC SX20MDC TM62VIMY 9A7R F4WBN 9A7R RU6DM F4WBN LZ1QI E77W TM62VIMY TM62VIMY

EA1XN
RUSSIAN RUBLE 62 – IP0TRC Z30U S57V S57V II5MDC RX6AM MW0CND IP0TRC Z30U HB20MDC DL2IAD F5UQE RX6AM HB20MDC

EA1KC

RUSSIAN RUBLE 62
IP0TRC EM5UCC R25SRR R25SRR TM100VIMY OL75SILVERA EA1XN IP0TRC EM5UCC 9A21RBM OL75SILVERA EG5WRD SA6AUT R25SRR
SERBIAN DINAR 124
OL75SILVERA EG5WRD EG5WRD 9A21RBM TM100VIMY OL75SILVERA EA1XN EG5WRD IP0TRC ON4BV 9A21RBM EG5WRD TM100VIMY R25SRR IK4PKK
POLISH ZLOTY 4
IP0TRC OL75SILVERA OL75SILVERA IP0TRC OL75SILVERA HB20MDC OF6GAZ OL75SILVERA OL75SILVERA TM100VIMY TM100VIMY IK4PKK

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

Soapbox:

K1IEE
Conditions continue to be poor during the 1200 UTC time. Stations heard
mostly weak and much QSB. Many weak stations run 100 watts so QRP power
requires much patience. Lot of good ops in Europe to work my weak QRP under
these conditions.
Thanks to all Dick

KB1M
Not a good month for working Europe or even stateside some days for me. Thanks to all who were able to hear me. 73 Walt

EA1KC
I had the funny idea of confronting april challenge working only “vanity calls”. The idea was funny indeed but quite difficult to carry out. Finally I had to do “usual” QSO,s but it was too late 🙁 🙂

 

 

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