December 2015 challenge

Premise:

The names of six traditional European recipes to prepare a delicious Christmas meal:

stickey toffee pudding (UK)
kanelbullar (Sweden)
struffoli (Italy)
buche de Noel (France)
Christopsomo (Greece)
piparkakut (Finland)

(source: http://en.strasbourg-europe.eu/european-christmas-recipes,20282,en.html#royaume-1229419757578)

The total number of ciphers and letters is 73. They are distributed as follows:

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T U Y
4 2 3 3 7 4 1 2 5 4 5 1 3 6 4 4 4 5 5 1

Results:

SM5MEK

STICKEY TOFFEE PUDDING
SP500YFF, OM6TC, II0IYL/P, OM6TC, R18KDR/4, HA7NE, OH2YOTA, OM6TC, OM6TC, RL3QHF/4, RL3QHF/4, OE7LVI, OE7LVI, II0IYL/P, UT7UJ, R18KDR/4, R18KDR/4, II0IYL/P, ON6PQ, G4DUC
KANELBULLAR
R18KDR/4, OH2YOTA, ON6PQ, HA7NE, II0IYL/P, SV5BYR, UT7UJ, II0IYL/P, RL3QHF/4, OH2YOTA, R18KDR/4
STRUFFOLI
SP500YFF, UT7UJ, R18KDR/4, UT7UJ, SP500YFF, SP500YFF, OM6TC, RL3QHF/4, II0IYL/P
BUCHE DE NOEL
SV5BYR, UT7UJ, G4DUC, OH2YOTA, US5EFU, G4DUC, US5EFU, ON3RSK, ON6PQ, E74K, OE7LVI
CHRISTOPSOMO
OM6TC, OH2YOTA, R18KDR/4, II0IYL/P, SX90IARU, UT7UJ, ON6PQ, II0IYL/P, YL2SM, OH2YOTA, OM6TC, OE7LVI
PIPARKAKUT
ON6PQ, II0IYL/P, ON6PQ, SX90IARU, R18KDR/4, ON3RSK, SX90IARU, ON3RSK, G4DUC, ON2YOTA

K1IEE

STICKEY TOFFEE PUDDING
SC80SM, IK8TEO, EN90IARU, SC80SM, IK8TEO, EN90IARU, LY90IARU, IK8TEO, OK1IKY, IZ4BPF, DL4CF, EN90IARU, E72A, IZ4BPF, EN90IARU, DO2AMS, IK2SND, EN90IARU, EN90IARU, IZ2QWG
KANELBULLAR
IK8TEO, LY90IARU, EN90IARU, E72A, LY90IARU, IZ4BPF, UE25R, LY90IARU, DL4CF, EN90IARU, LY90IARU
STRUFFOLI
SC80SM, IK8TEO, EN90IARU, LY90IARU, IZ4BPF, DL4CF, OK1IKY, LA0CX, IZ4BPF
BUCHE DE NOEL
IZ4BPF, LY90IARU, LA0CX, DH2MS, UE25R, IK2SND, UE25R, IK2SND, DO2MS, IK8TEO, DL4CF
CHRISTOPSOMO
DL4CF, DH2MS, LY90IARU, IZ4BPF, SC80SM, 9A15YOTA, DO2MS, IZ4BPF, SX90IARU, IK4TEO, SC80SM, IK8TEO
PIPARKAKUT
DJ1RP, LY90IARU, DJ1RP, E72A, UE25R, IK2SND, LY90IARU, OZ1IKY, UE25R, 9A15YOTA

PA0XAW

STICKEY TOFFEE PUDDING
SP/DD3JA/P, PA1AT, I1YRL, HB9BCB/P, OM/OK2PVX/P, OE5PGL, I1YRL, PA1AT, OM/OK2PVX/P, IY4FGM, IY4FGM, OE5PGL, EA6NB, SP/DD3JA/P, ER90IARU, SP/DD3JA/P, SP/DD3JA/P, I1YRL, EA6NB, OE5PGL
KANELBULLAR
OM/OK2PVX/P, SP/DD3JA/P, EA6NB, EA6NB, I1YRL, HB9BCB/P, ER90IARU, I1YRL, OE5PGL, SP/DD3JA/P, I1YRL
STRUFFOLI
SP/DD3JA/P, LZ362MT, I1YRL, HB9KLAUS, F6HBI/P, F6HBI/P, OM/OK2PVX/P, OE5PGL, IY4FGM
BUCHE DE NOEL
HB9BCB/P, HB9KLAUS, HB9BCB/P, HB9BCB/P, ER90IARU, SP/DD3JA/P, ER90IARU, EI/GI4ONL/P, OM/OK2PVX/P, EI/GI4ONL/P, EI/GI4ONL/P
CHRISTOPSOMO
EC2AHL, HB9BCB/P, ER90IARU, IY4FGM, HB9KLAUS, LZ362MT, OM/OK2PVX/P, SP/DD3JA/P, HB9KLAUS, OE5PGL, OM/OK2PVX/P, OE5PGL
PIPARKAKUT
SP/DD3JA/P, ER90IARU, SP/DD3JA/P, PA1AT, ER90IARU, HB9KLAUS, PA1AT, HB9KLAUS, I1BPU, II2IGTO

DH0DK

stickey toffee pudding
S58MU, DL4TO, DL2HWI, HB9BCB, DK7ZH, F6EAZ, DF8KY, DL4TO, DL4TO, F6EAZ, F6EAZ, F6EAZ, OK3EQ, DL3APO, S58MU, DJ7AL, DJ7AL, DL2HWI, DL1NKS, G0EVV
kanelbullar
DK7ZH, DJ7AL, DL1NKS, OK3EQ, DJ7AL, HB9BCB, S58MU, DJ7AL, DL4TO, DJ7AL, DL7URB
struffoli
S58MU, DL6WT, DL7URB, DL7URB, OE6PKF, OE6PKF, DL4TO, DL6WT, UR3IAS
buche de Noel
HB9BCB, DL7URB, HB9BCB, DL2HWI, G0EVV, DL6WT, G0EVV, ON4CAS, OK3EQ, OE6PKV, DL6WT
Christopsomo
ON6CAS, DL2HWI, UR3IAS, UR3IAS, DL1NKS, DL6WT, OK3EQ, OE6PKF, DL1NKS, DL3APO, S58MU, DL3APO
piparkakut
DL3APO, OK4IT, OE6PKF, F6EAZ, UR3IAS, DL1NKS, F6EAZ, DL1NKS, UR3IAS, OK4IT

EA1KC

Stickey Toffee Pudding
S508PMC, 9A1YOTA, IZ3SOI, S508PMC, IK0NOJ, OE7EHH, 9A1YOTA, 9A1YOTA, 9A1YOTA, DL4HBF, DL4HBF, OE7EHH, OE7EHH, S508PMC, YL90IARU, DL4HBF, DL4HBF, IZ3SOI, IK0NOJ, TM900HAG
Kanel Bullar
IK0NOJ, 9A1YOTA, IK0NOJ, OE7EHH, YL90IARU, DL4HBF, YL90IARU, YL90IARU, DL4HBF, 9A1YOTA, YL90IARU
Struffoli
S508PMC, TM900HAG, YL90IARU, ON6UU, DL6FBK, DL6FBK, 9A1YOTA, DL4HBF, IZ3SOI
Buche de Noel
DL4HBF, ON6UU, S508PMC, OE7EHH, EI7JK, DL6FBK, EI7JK, EA1XN, IZ3SOI, EA1XN, DL6FBK
Christopsomo
DK65DARC, OE7EHH, IN3RAY, IZ3SOI, IZ3SOI, TM900HAG, IZ3SOI, S508PMC, IZ3SOI, IK0NOJ, S508PMC, IK0NOJ
Piparkanut
DL2RPS, IK0NOJ, DL2RPS, 9A1YOTA, IN3RAY, DL6FBK, 9A1YOTA, EA1XN, ON6UU, OL15YOTA

PA9CW

stickey toffee pudding
OH9SCL, HB9TVK/P, OL90IARU, OH9SCL, HB9TVK/P, F6EWB/P, DQ0YOTA, HB9TVK/P, OH9SCL, DF3MC/P, DF3MC/P, F6EWB/P, OE5EEP/P, HB9TVK/P, OL90IARU, DF3MC/P, DF3MC/P, OL90IARU, DL7EN, UA3GAF
kanelbullar
HB9TVK/P, OL90IARU, DL7EN, OE5EEP/P, OH9SCL, HB9TVK/P, OL90IARU, OH9SCL, OL90IARU, OL90IARU, OL90IARU
struffoli
OH9SCL, DQ0YOTA, OL90IARU, EN150ITU, F6EWB/P, F6EWB/P, OH9SCL, OL90IARU, F6HBI/P
buche de Noel
HB9TVK/P, EN150ITU, OH9SCL, OH9SCL, OE5EEP/P, DQ0YOTA, OE5EEP/P, EN150ITU, OL90IARU, OE5EEP/P, OK1MLP/P
Christopsomo
DF3MC/P, OH9SCL, DL3ARH, F6HBI/P, SX90IARU, DQ0YOTA, OL90IARU, HB9TVK/P, SX90IARU, OK1MLP/P, DF3MC/P, OK1MLP/P
piparkakut
DF3MC/P, EN150ITU, DF3MC/P, DQ0YOTA, DL3ARH, OK1MLP/P, DQ0YOTA, OK1MLP/P, YU1DW, OH2YOTA

RW3AI

stickey toffee pudding
SP9A, IT9BLB, IT9BLB, RA3NC, DK3KD, US5EFU, YO5OHO, IT9BLB, YO5OHO, US5EFU, US5EFU, US5EFU, SE4E, SP9A, US5EFU, UB3DDA, UB3DDA, IT9BLB, RA3NC, UR7GO
kanelbullar
DK3KD, SP9A, RA3NC, SE4E, IT9BLB, IT9BLB, US5EFU, IT9BLB, UR5EFL, SP9A, UR7GO
struffoli
SP9A, S57TX, UR7GO, US5EFU, UR5EFL, UR5EFL, YO5OHO, UR5EFL, IV3UHL
buche de Noel
IT9BLB, US5EFU, RA3NC, YO5OHO, SE4E, UB3DDA, SE4E, UA4NBA, YO5OHO, UR5EFL, IV3UHL
Christopsomo
RA7C, YO5OHO, RA3NC, IV3UHL, US5EFU, S57TX, YO5OHO, SP9A, US5EFU, YO5OHO, S57KM, YO5OHO
piparkakut
S507PMC, R4IO, S507PMC, UB3DDA, RA3NC, DK3KD, UB3DDA, DK3KD, UR7GO, IK8TEO

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Partial attempts:

K3WWP

STICKEY TOFFEE PUDDING
SP7HKK HA3FTA EI90IARU PI25COM SP7HKK EI90IARU DL5YYM HA3FTA PI25COM F8DGY F8DGY EI90IARU CT7AEQ SP7HKK GM0UDL GM0UDL GM0UDL EI90IARU HA3NU GM0UDL
KANELBULLAR
SP7HKK S53A HA3NU CT7AEQ GM0UDL DL1MGB GM0UDL GM0UDL DL2MDU S53A EI90IARU
STRUFFOLI
SP7HKK CT7AEQ EI90IARU DL2MDU HA3FTA HA3FTA PI25COM DL2MDU EI90IARU
BUCHE DE NOEL (INCOMPLETE)
DLIMGB DL2MDU PI25COM SP7HKK OE3GCU DL2MDU OE3GCU [MISSING] IK2CIO EA7ATE DL5YYM
CHRISTOPSOMO
CT7AEQ SP7HKK DK0WRTC EI90IARU S53A CT7AEQ IK2CIO SP7HKK S53A OE3GCU GM0UDL OE3GCU
PIPARKAKUT
PI25COM PI25COM PI25COM EI90IARU DK0WRTC SP7HKK EI90IARU SP7HKK EI90IARU DK0WRTC

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

Soapbox:

K1IEE
Band condx much better around 1200 UTC before the sun rises in late morning. Enjoyed the challenge. Thanks to all 73 Dick

DH0DK
Beautiful weather in December. Worked from the mountains and castles.
Merry xmas from all at NAQCC!
Vy 72, Ben DH0DK #7576

K3WWP
TIME. Yes, TIME was the enemy this month. I just never seemed to have TIME when the bands were open to Europe. It wasn’t conditions as when I did have TIME at the right TIME, it wasn’t hard to work Europe. The evening TIME when I have the most TIME to get on the bands just was not at all good to Europe except for a few openings on 40 meters now and then. So as of December 29, I only had 42 of the 73 letters. Then finally I did make TIME to get on the air on the 30th and 31st and gathered 30 more letters on those two days. However TIME ran out on the 31st with me still needing one N that I never got. Mainly because one station with an N in his call kept having long TIME consuming rag chews with more powerful stations who kept beating me out TIME after TIME. Maybe I need to get rid of some of my other interests and devote more TIME to ham radio and these challenges. No, I don’t want to do that because I enjoy the other activities just as much as ham radio.

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