February 2014 challenge

Premise:

The names and type numbers of three large civilian aircraft:

ANTONOV AN 225 MRIYA, AIRBUS A380, TUPOLEV ANT 20 MAXIM GORKY

Results:

SM5MEK

ANTONOV AN 225 MRIYA YR85AR, ON7LB, MI6OTW, MI6OTW, RX22WN, MI6OTW, F6ACV, R85AR, RX22WN, OK2BJR, OK2BJR, YR85AR, MI6OTW, YR85AR, F8AHD
AIRBUS A380 R5ABC, YT2ISM, YR85AR, HB9DEH, MU0RGU, F6BSQ, R5ABC, GI3TME, YR85AR, MU0RGU
TUPOLEV ANT 20 MAXIM GORKY MI6OTW, MU0RGU, EW3LK/P, OK2BJR, DL0FF, HB9DEH, F6ACV MAXIM GORKY, F6ACV, ON7LB, GI3TME, YT2ISM, MU0RGU, MI6OTW, F8AHO, F6HFX, YT2ISM, MU0RGU, GI3TME, OK2BJR, YR85AR, OK2BJR , YR85AR

K3WWP

ANTONOV AN 225 MRIYA HA8DM RN22YY IK3VUT OH4MDY RN22YY OH4MDY IK3VUT HA8DM F5IN RN22YY RN22YY OE5OHO OH4MDY RN22YY IK0FUX OH4MDY OZ1AAR
AIRBUS A380 OZ1AAR IK0FUX RN22YY YL2BJ IK0FUX SC2014ECC OZ1AAR IK3VUT HA8DM IK0FUX
TUPOLEV ANT 20 MAXIM GORKY IK3VUT IK0FUX OK1FPG OM3EY DL1DGS OM3EY IK3VUT 9A3IH F5IN S1TU RN22YY IK0FUX OH4MDY OZ1AAR IK0FUX IK3VUT OM3EY DL1DGS OM3EY I1YRL IK0FUX OH4MDY

AF4LB

ANTONOV AN 225 MRIYA ve2aww, zz80rn, zz80mt, oh4mdy, zz80rn, oh4mdy, ve2aww, ve2aww, hk1n, ve2aww, ve2aww, pj5/k5we
AIRBUS A380 oh4mdy, r11als, ve3eib, oh4mdy, r11als, r11als, ve3eib, r11als, rz3bw, iw1dfu, r11als, r2014a, rz3bw, co8ly, zz80mt
TUPOLEV ANT 20 MAXIM GORKY zz80mt, iw1dfu, zz80pb, co8ly, co8ly, ve2aww, ve2aww, r2014a, hk1n, w2tom, r2014a, zz80mt, oh4mdy, zz80ba, j38xx, iw1dfu, zz80mt, sp1mgm, co8ly, rz3bw, hk1n, oh4mdy

PA7PYR

ANTONOV AN 225 MRIYA R11ALS-IZ1CLA/IN-RT22SA-PA0PDO-DF2GN-PA0PDO-DM200TSV-R11ALS-IZ1CLA/IN-RT22SA-RT22SA-LZ1950SAS-Z63MED-R11ALS-IZ1CLA/IN-PA0RDY-PA0PDO
AIRBUS A380 PA0PDO-IZ1CLA/IN-R11ALS-F/HB9BIN/P-SG0U-R11ALS-PA3HAQ-PA3HAQ-OK/DL8DXL/P-SG0U
TUPOLEV ANT 20 MAXIM GORKY RT22SA-SG0U-PA0PDO-OK/DL8DXL/P-R11ALS-Z63MED-DM200TSV-PA3HAQ-DF2GN-T77C-RT22SA-SG0U-Z63MED-PA3HAQ-OK/DL8DXL/P-IZ1CLA/IN-RL22GM-SG0U-OK1DL8DXL/P-RT22SA-OK/DL8DXL/P-PA0RDY

RW3AI

ANTONOV AN 225 MRIYA YQ8ANT DL2NO DL1JAV RN6AN RR22AC UT5NM IZ0CHC RW4YD
AIRBUS A380 DL1AIW RU3FB US5EVD RD3ARU UN8PT DH0DK
TUPOLEV ANT 20 MAXIM GORKY UA1AFT RU22PC UA3AO RX3ALL EV6DX UA9AAG RW3XN UT3EK IT9NMJ EW6RM G0CBO DL/KU1CW RX3FY

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Soapbox:

SM5MEK
It is fun to do this challenges, this one was fullfilled at 7/2-14. The other challenge on NAQCC is almost ready, missing one letter (N).

K3WWP
I came down to February 25th still needing 9 letters to complete the challenge. I had already gotten most of the letters the first half of the month, then really slowed down. It seemed like the ARRL DX Test was a dividing line. Before and during it, conditions were great, after it they were very poor. Of course contest QSOs are not allowed in the challenges or I could have done the challenge several times over with my 480 QSOs in the DX Test, but I struggled the last half of the month to close out the challenge. But some really good conditions finally returned on the 25th and F5IN OK1FPG OZ1AAR 9A3IH ES1TU were worked to give me those last 9 letters. I really find the NAQCC European Chapter challenges fascinating and don’t understand why more folks don’t participate. They are ideal for those who don’t like contests since they are a month long relaxed type of event, not a frantic several hour event like contests. Personally I enjoy both types of events, but I’m sure not everyone is like that. So if you haven’t tried a challenge, do me and yourself a favor and try one. You may just find a whole new way to enjoy our wonderful hobby. Thanks to Matt and Ton for such a great job with the challenges. Looking forward to the future Formula 1 type challenge.

PA7PYR
TRX FT 817, Output 2w, Ant Hy-Endfet, PA7PYR naqcc 4443 Rien

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