August 2016 challenge

 

Premise:

Construct the names and basins (in square kilometers x 1000) of these European rivers:

Volga 1380
Danube 817
Rhine 185
Elbe 148
Loire 117
Ebro 80
Po 74
Meuse 35
Thames 13

The total number of ciphers and letters is 66. They are distributed as follows:

0 1 3 4 5 7 8 A B D E G H I L M N O P R S T U V
2 7 3 2 2 3 5 3 3 1 9 1 2 2 3 2 2 4 1 3 2 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 rivers and their basins.

Participation award and web listing:

To get a Participation Award and to be listed on the web site you must make at least one name of a river and its basin.

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 August Challenge

Results:

PA9CW

Volga 1380
RZ16ZV, OK2BCF/P, HA8LLK, HB9CGA/P, HA8LLK, RZ16ZV, DL3TU/P, HA8LLK, MM0GYX/P
Danube 817
9A/OK2BDF/P, HA8LLK, R15RTRN, DL3TU/P, OK2BCF/P, EA/M0HDF/P, HA8LLK, RZ16ZV, DK7MG/P
Rhine 185
RZ16ZV, HA8LLK, IX1IHR/P, R15RTRN, EA/M0HDF/P, IX1IHR/P, F8UFT/P, R15RTRN
Elbe 148
EA6/DK2DO, HA8LLK, OK2BCF/P, EA6/DK2DO, IX1IHR/P, G4AZS/P, F8UFT/P
Loire 117
HA8LLK, OK2BCF/P, IX1IHR/P, RZ16ZV, OE6PKF/P, R15RTRN, R15RTRN, DK7MG/P
Ebro 80
OE6PKF/P, HB9CGA/P, IX1IHR/P, 9A/OK2BDF/P, 9A/OM8AA, MM0GYX/P
Po 74
OK2BCF/P, 9A/OK2BDF/P, CT7/G3AB, G4AZS/P
Meuse 35
MM0GYX/P, IW2ESL, DL3TU/P, R100WWS, IW2ESL, DL3TU/P, R15RTRN
Thames 13
DL3TU/P, HA8LLK, HB9CGA/P, MM0GYX/P, EO25UA, R100WWS, OK1FII/P, LZ1043PMU

EA1KC

Volga 1380
S57V, ON3ND, LY2NK, EG25JRA, EG25JRA, RZ1BAF, ON3ND, IK1WEG/8, 9A702AA
Danube 817
ON3ND, EG25JRA, ON3ND, F6IJU, RZ1BAF, EG25JRA, IK1WEG/8, RZ1BAF, S57V
Rhine 185
EG25JRA, EO2HF, IK1WEG/8, ON3ND, EG25JRA, IK1WEG/8, HA8LTQ, S57V
Elbe 148
RK3ER, LY2NK, RZ1BAF, RK3ER, IK1WEG/8, G4DDS, HA8LTQ
Loire 117
HA8LTQ, ON3ND, IK1WEG/8, EG25JRA, IK1WEG/8, Z31NA, Z31NA, S57V
Ebro 80
IK1WEG/8, DN2WB, RZ1BAF, EO2HF, LY8O, 9A702AA
Po 74
EC7DWP, EO2HF, 9A702AA, G4DDS
Meuse 35
TM1FAJ, EO2HF, F6IJU, S57V, EO2HF, ON3ND, S57V
Thames 13
HA8LTQ, EO2HF, RZ1BAF, TM1FAJ, SQ5EF, S57V, TM1FAJ, RK3ER

K1IEE

Volga 1380
F5NTV, IK8TEO, DL7LX, F8DGY, RZ16AF, RZ16AF, S53A, IK8TEO, GW0FZY
Danube 817
DL7LX, RZ16AF, F5NTV, RU16CW, TF3JB, IK8TEO, IK8TEO, RZ16AF, DL7LX
Rhine 185
RZ16AF, SP7HKK, IK8TEO, F5NTV, IK8TEO, RU16CW, F8DGY, F5NTV
Elbe 148
EI0MAR, DL7LX, TF3JB, EI0MAR, RU16CW, DF4XX, F8DGY
Loire 117
DL7LX, IK8TEO, IK8TEO, RZ16AF, EO25UA, RZ1AF, RZ1AF, DL7LX
Ebro 80
EO25UA, DL8BV, RU16CW, EO25UA, DL8BV, GW0FZY
Po 74
RD75PQ, EO25UA, RD75PQ, DF4XX
Meuse 35
EI0MAR, EA1XT, RU16CW, S53A, EA1XT, S53A, F5NTV
Thames 13
F5NTV, SP7HKK, S53A, EI0MAR, EW7LO, S53A, LY1CG, TF3JB

EA1XN

Volga 1380
HA8JV, OK1DN, I1ULJ, EA3GBA, HA8JV, OK1DN, EA3GBA, HA8JV, DL0FFF/LGT
Danube 817
OK1DN, HA8JV, OK1DN, I1ULJ, EA3GBA, EA3GBA, HA8JV, OK1DN, DK7LX
Rhine 185
RZ16FQ, HA8JV, I1ULJ, OK1DN, EA3GBA, I1ULJ, HB88YL, S59N
Elbe 148
EA1TG, I1ULJ, EA3GBA, EA1TG, I1ULJ, OT4A, HB88YL
Loire 117
DL0FFF/LGT, OK1DN, I1ULJ, RZ16FQ, EA1FCL, RZ16FQ, RZ16FQ, DK7LX
Ebro 80
EA1FCL, HB88YL, G3ZRN, OT4A, HB88YL, DL0FFF/LGT
Po 74
OK/PB2T/P, OT4A, DK7JI, OT4A
Meuse 35
HF2SDM, EA4EN, I1ULJ, S59N, EA4EN, EA3GBA, S59N
Thames 13
DL0FFF/LGT, HA8JV, EA3GBA, HF2SDM, EA4EN, S59N, EA1TG, G3ZRN

RW3AI

Volga 1380
UT1V, R3OM, LY3G, LY3G, R3LA, UT1V, LY3G, EU8F, DH0DK
Danube 817
DH0DK, R3LA, UT8NR, UT1V, ER1BC, EU8F, EU8F, UT1V, UI7K
Rhine 185
R3OM, DH0DK, UI7K, UT8NR, EU8F, ER1BC, UT8NR, UR5IHQ
Elbe 148
ER1BC, LY3G, ER1BC, ER1BC, ER1BC, RN4HAB, UT8NR
Loire 117
R3LA, R3OM, UI7K, R3OM, R3EA, UX1AA, UX1AA, UI7K
Ebro 80
R3EA, RN4HAB, R3LA, EW8OM, EW8OM, DH0DK
Po 74
UA4PN, EW8OM, R7AW, RN4HAB
Meuse 35
R3OM, EW8OM, UT1V, US1UU, EW8OM, LY3G, UR5IHQ
Thames 13
UT1V, DH0DK, RA3FD, R3OM, EU6RO, US1UU, UA1F, R3OM

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
Trying to match my operating time with good propagations is getting more difficult. Really thought this month I would be unable to complete the challenge. I did make it thanks to all. 73 Dick

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