December 2016 challenge

 

Premise:

Construct the names of man-made subterranean urban streams in Europe and the towns they run through/under (based on an idea by Matthew, MW0MIE):

Bievre – Paris
Fleet – London
Dommel – ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
Frome – Bristol (UK)
Team – Gateshead (UK)
Zenne – Brussels

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subterranean_river

The total number of ciphers and letters is 80. They are distributed as follows:

A B C D  E F G H I L M N O P R S T U V Z
4 4 1 3 14 2 2 3 3 5 4 5 7 1 6 8 5 1 1 1

The right format:

BIEVRE PARIS
FLEET LONDON
DOMMEL SHERTOGENBOSCH
FROME BRISTOL
TEAM GATESHEAD
ZENNE BRUSSELS

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 streams and towns.

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 stream and town.

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 December Challenge

Results:

PA9CW

Bievre Paris
OE/HB9DQM/P, HB9BIN/P, EA2IF, EA5FV, G0ORC, EA2DT, HB9BHW/P, 9A709A, S51RU/P, UX1IM, HB9DST/P
Fleet London
F5UKL/P, SA4BLM, E72U, EA4ESP, HB9/PB2T/P, YT160TESLA, OK2PDN, ON4YOTA, HB0/HB9DQM/P, YO2PB, HB9BIN/P
Dommel s Hertogenbosch
OK2PDT, OK2FB, MM0FMF/P, SP9AMH, EA2DT, HA8LTQ, S52FT, HA7WA, EW4BW, RX4CH, HA5TI, OH3GZ, GM0EVV/P, SM1TDE, HA6NW, I/F6HBI/P, OE/HB9DQM/P, 9A1700SBD, YU1CA/P, DL4MHA/P
Frome Bristol
OF9X, R1QE, SV2JAO, SP9MA, PA0EME, HB9BAB/P, DL5ARZ, II2YOTA, SP9YFF/P, DA0YOTA, YO/HA8LLH, LZ1WF/P
Team Gateshead
OK2PDT/P, E74X, OT4A, DM5AA, GW0FZY, PA3GEG, OH2YOTA, EN90W, SP8VW, G3WPH, LA1ENA/P, HA6YOTA, DJ2IL
Zenne Brussels
IZ3NYG, OE30EUDXF, OZ6NF, G4LNA, EA5FV/P, HB9IAB/P, EC1RS, SQ7SAU, S57Z, S57WJ, EA7ATE, F2IL, S51V

K1IEE

BIEVRE PARIS
OK1HB, HG0IDPD, EW7LO, OH1AVG, LZ2RS, EW7LO, HG0IDPD, DA0YOTA, LZ2RS, HG0IDPD, LZ2RS
FLEET LONDON
OF9X, LZ2RS, EU1TX, OE16YOTA, 2M0TJD, EW7LO, OF9X, HA8LNN, 2M0TJD, OF9X, HA8LNN
DOMMEL SHERTOGENBOSCH
SM0TJD, EW7LO, 2M0TJD, OZ3MC, EU1TX, EW7LO, LZ2RS, HG0IDPD, PC30EUDXF, LZ2KLR, 2M0TJD, EW7LO, HG0IDPD, PC30EUDXF, HA8LNN, 9A1700SBD, DA0YOTA, SK70CG, OZ3MC, HG0IDPD
FROME BRISTOL
OF9X, LZ2KLR, DA0YOTA, 2M0TJD, OE16YOTA, OK1HB, OK2RRR, GI4DOH, SK70CG, DA0YOTA, OZ3MC, LZ2RS
TEAM GATESHEAD
DA0YOTA, IK2UEX, DA0YOTA, OZ3MC, HG0IDPD, DA0YOTA, OH2YOTA, EA1AOQ, SM6NT, OH2YOTA, IK2UEX, DA0YOTA, DA0YOTA
ZENNE BRUSSELS
OZ3MC, E74X, HA8LNN, SM6NT, E74X, 9A1700SBD, OK2RRR, PC30EUDXF, SM6NT, S57NW, EA1AOQ, LZ6OCF, S57NW

RW3AI

BIEVRE PARIS
OE/HB9DQM/P, HB9BIN/P, EA2IF, EA5FV, G0ORC, EA2DT, HB9BHW/P, 9A709A, S51RU/P, UX1IM, HB9DST/P
FLEET LONDON
F5UKL/P, SA4BLM, E72U, EA4ESP, HB9/PB2T/P, YT160TESLA, OK2PDN, ON4YOTA, HB0/HB9DQM/P, YO2PB, HB9BIN/P
DOMMEL SHERTOGENBOSCH
OK2PDT, OK2FB, MM0FMF/P, SP9AMH, EA2DT, HA8LTQ, S52FT, HA7WA, EW4BW, RX4CH, HA5TI, OH3GZ, GM0EVV/P, SM1TDE, HA6NW, I/F6HBI/P, OE/HB9DQM/P, 9A1700SBD, YU1CA/P, DL4MHA/P
FROME BRISTOL
OF9X, R1QE, SV2JAO, SP9MA, PA0EME, HB9BAB/P, DL5ARZ, II2YOTA, SP9YFF/P, DA0YOTA, YO/HA8LLH, LZ1WF/P
TEAM GATESHEAD
OK2PDT/P, E74X, OT4A, DM5AA, GW0FZY, PA3GEG, OH2YOTA, EN90W, SP8VW, G3WPH, LA1ENA/P, HA6YOTA, DJ2IL
ZENNE BRUSSELS
IZ3NYG, OE30EUDXF, OZ6NF, G4LNA, EA5FV/P, HB9IAB/P, EC1RS, SQ7SAU, S57Z, S57WJ, EA7ATE, F2IL, S51V

HA4FY

BIEVRE PARIS
HB9CBR, US5IDX, ES9YOTA, EG7VD, HB9CBR, ES9YOTA, YP5XMAS, ES9YOTA, HB9CBR, US5IDX, US5IDX
FLEET LONDON
PC30EUDXF, LZ463PP, EG7VD, EG7VD, ES9YOTA, LZ463PP, ES9YOTA, ON30EUDXF, US5IDX, ES9YOTA, ON30EUDXF
DOMMEL SHERTOGENBOSCH
US5IDX, ON30EUDXF, YP5XMAS, YP5XMAS, PC30EUDXF, DL30EUDXF, US5IDX, HB9CBR, PC30EUDXF, OH7QR, ES9YOTA, ON30EUDXF, EG7VD, ON30EUDXF, ON4ASG, HB9CBR, OH7QR, ES9YOTA, HB9CBR, HB9CBR
FROME BRISTOL
PC30EUDXF, OH7QR, OH7QR, S509PMC, ON30EUDXF, HB9CBR, RA6LO, HG0IDPD, ES9YOTA, OE7PET, ON4ASG, DL30EUDXF
TEAM GATESHEAD
OE7PET, DL30EUDXF, ES9YOTA, S509PMC, EG7VD, YP5XMAS, ON4YOTA, DL30EUDXF, YP5XMAS, OH7QR, OE7PET, YP5XMAS, EG7VD
ZENNE BRUSSELS
LZ463PP, OE7PET, ON4ASG, ON4YOTA, OE7PET, HB9CBR, RA6LO, US5IDX, YP5XMAS, ON4ASG, OE7PET, RA6LO, ON4ASG

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Partial attempts:

EA1XN

FLEET LONDON
OZ1HDF DL4ISX EA1KC EA1KC IW2HTH/P DL4ISX OZ1HDF IQ3NX OZ1HDF OZ1HDF IQ3NX

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

Soapbox:

K1IEE
Another year of great NAQCC EU challenges. Hope band conditions allow for another year. To everyone I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thanks to all 73 Dick

HA4FY
Another nice challenge. Tnx and HNY!

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