December 2013 challenge

Premise:

The names of four high speed trains in Europe and their operating speed in km/h:

ICE 3 CLASS 403 – 320, TGV POS – 320, AVE CLASS 103 – 310, ETR 575 – 300

Results:

K3WWP

ICE 3 CLASS 403 320 M0TIX F6CEL EU6AF EI13CLAN F6CEL S506SLG EU6AF S506SLG S506SLG OP4F M0TIX EI13CLAN IK3VUT IQ2CJ M0TIX
TGV POS 320 M0TIX S506SLG IK3VUT OP4F OP4F S506SLG IK3VUT IQ2CJ M110RAEM
AVE CLASS 103 310 EU6AF IK3VUT EU6AF EI13CLAN S506SLG EM110RAEM S506SLG SP9KR EM110RAEM EM110RAEM G3HGE G3HGE EM110RAEM S506SLG
ETR 575 300 EM110RAEM M0TIX EM110RAEM S506SLG EA7AJR S506SLG DF3CB S506SLG E720IARU

ON6NA

ICE 3 CLASS 403 320 HA3IS, ON4JXC, ON5DE, UA3FO, ON4JXC, DL6BBT, HB9AXG, SP9XCJ, SP9XCJ, ON4ADI, RT110RAEM, HA3IS, HA3IS, UA2ECB, EM110RAEM
TGV POS 320 TF4M, HB9DNG, SM3AVQ, ON4PQ, ON4BZ, ON3SEA/MM, OM3TBG, SN20SOT, PA0WDW
AVE CLASS 103 310 HB9FAX, SM3AVQ, ON6EN, ON4ACW, LA1ENA, HB9AXG, HA3IS, HA3IS, OH1WZ, LY2013SAT, DL3RAD, DL3RAD, ON1DX, RL110RAEM
ETR 575 300 OE3CHC, LY2012SAT, DL3RAD, ON5CR, 5P7XJ, ON5DE, OE3CHC, SN20SOT, PA0WDW

SM5MEK

ICE 3 CLASS 403 320 IK3TYB, DL3ECO, EN110RAEM, DL3ECO, RL110RAEM, EN110RAEM, SM5BXC, SM5BXC, SM7FSK/4, SO110RAEM, IK3TYB, IK3TYB, DJ2BRF, S506PMC
TGV POS 320 IT9QIK, G3ZUD, DK2VM, PA3GEG, YO5OHO, S506PMC, G3ZUD, DM2BRF, S506PMC
AVE CLASS 103 310 RL110RAEM, DK2VM, RL110RAEM, DL3ECO, RL110RAEM, RL110RAEM, M6RSB, M6RSB, RL110RAEM, RL110RAEM, DL3ECO, DL3ECO, OK1AXB, RL110RAEM
ETR 575 300 RL110RAEM, IT9QIK, RL110RAEM, YO5OHO, OE7FMJ, YO5OHO, G3ZUD, EN110RAEM, EN110RAEM

WU1V

ICE 3 CLASS 403 320 SM5IMO EA8CN E70T TF3JB PA3CNI S506SLG PA3CNI S506SLG S506SLG 9A4WY S506SLG TF3JB PA3CNI DL2VK S506SLG
TGV POS 320 TF3JB S506SLG DL2VK PA2PKZ SM5IMO SM5IMO PA3CNI DL2VK E70T
AVE CLASS 103 310 PA2PKZ DL2VK E70T PA3CNI S506SLG PA2PKZ S506SLG S506SLG LZ1MS E70T EA3DD EA3DD LZ1MS IS0GQX
ETR 575 300 EA8CN TF3JB CT7/RC2A S506SLG E70T S506SLG UY3QT IS0GQX GW0FZY

PA7PYR

ICE 3 CLASS 403 320 720IARU-YL95CW-RL110RAEM-LY2013SAT-YL95CW-LZ125VZ-SN0YOTA SN0YOTA-SN0YOTA-R1941MB-SN0YOTA-LY213SAT-PJ7/G3TXF-9A287R-SN0YOTA
TGV POS 320 SN0YOTA-RG110RAEM-LZ125VZ-PJ7/G3TXF-SN0YOTA-LY2013SAT-PJ7/G3TXF-9A287R-RG110RAEM
AVE CLASS 103 310 SN0YOTA-LZ125VZ-RG110RAEM-S506PMC-LZ125VZ-9A287R-LY2013SAT- S506PMC-R1941MB-RG110RAEM-EI13CLAN-EI13CLAN-R1941MB-RL110RAEM
ETR 575 300 RG110RAEM-SN0YOTA-9A287R-LZ125VZ-9A287R-LZ125VZ-PA3HAQ- RL110RAEM-E720IARU

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Soapbox:

K3WWP
Whew, took almost as long to type in the calls above as it did to work them – longer actually with calls like EM110RAEM S506SLG and E720IARU. HI. I thought with all the numbers this month, the challenge would be harder than it was, but it actually was an easy one. The only reason it took 13 days to complete it was lack of time to get on the air with Christmas preparations, visiting friends, and various other time-consuming but enjoyable activities. I just got on this morning (13th) to extend my streak of getting some DX each day to 288 straight days and wound up working Ben DF3CB and Andy SP9KR for the final 3 and S. Band conditions were so good, with the right amount of time (at the right time) on the air, it should have taken only a day or two to finish. What a delight to have the high bands open solidly to Europe every day. I hope that lasts for a good long while now. Thanks again to our European Chapter for these great challenges.

SM5MEK
My first challenge, tanks to xx110raem stns i got enougt letters and sifhers to fullfill this, hope i didnt count anything wrong. Tanks to the hollidays i had time to hunt a little more stations. See you in the next challenge January 2014.

WU1V
Ended up having fun though I didn’t do much on this challenge until the last week of the month. It only took 14 calls to make the challenge, due in large part to S506SLG which provided 11 letters & numbers alone. I kind of took it easy with DX this month so I thought I might not make the challenge, but with some good luck in less than optimum band conditions I was able to finish on the next to the last day of the month. My power is 5 watts to a trap dipole up 6-12 meters. Rig is a Yaesu FT-450D. Lots of fun!

PA7PYR
My trx: Yaesu FT 817. Ant Hy Endfet 80m/40m/30m/17m.
I wish all a HNY and all the best for 2014
Tnx Matt and Ton
Rien PA7PYR NAQCC no 4443

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