January 2015 challenge


Premise
:

Well known European ski resorts and their altitudes in metres:

Val Thorens 2300
Baqueira 1900
Alpe d Huez 1850
Saalbach 1003

Results:

DH0DK

Val Thorens 2300
HB9TVK/P, SN90IARU, DL0YY, PA1AT, HB0/DK3RED/P, OK1HCD/P, HB0/DK3RED/P, HB0/DK3RED/P, SN90IARU, SN90IARU, IK2RMZ, HB0/DK3RED/P, HB0/DK3RED/P, HB0/DK3RED/P
Baqueira 1900
HB0/DK3RED/P, SN90IARU, F6AGQ, SN90IARU, HB0/DK3RED/P, SN90IARU, HB0/DK3RED/P, PA1AT, PA1AT, SN90IARU, DL0YY, DL0YY
Alpe d Huez 1850
PA1AT, DL0YY, 3Z85PZK, DL0ERF, HB0/DK3RED/P, HB0/DK3RED/P, SN90IARU, DL0ERF, 3Z85PZK, PA1AT, 3Z85PZK, 3Z85PZK, SN90IARU
Saalbach 1003
SN90IARU, PA1AT, PA1AT, DL0ERF, HB0/DK3RED/P, F6AGQ, OK1HCD/P, HB9TVK/P, PA1AT, SN90IARU, DL0ERF, HB0/DK3RED/P

G3JFS

VAL THORENS 2300
EA7GV, 9A2N, YL3FW, IK0TRV, HB9DNB, ON6FC, G3ROO, SQ6OEP, ON6FC, S59A, 9A2N, G3ROO, 1A0C, 1A0C
BAQUEIRA 1900
HB9DNB, 9A2N, SQ6OEP, UR5US, SQ6OEP, IK0TRV, G3ROO, 1A0C, 1A0C, 9A2N, S50L, S50L
ALPE D HUEZ 1850
1A0C, YL3FW, PA0XAW, EA7GV, DJ4SG, HB9DNB, UR5US, EA7GV, IZ5QVV, 1A0C, HA8FM, DL5YM, I0/S53R
SAALBACH 1003
S59A, RL4A, RL4A, RL4A, HB9DNB, S58A, 1A0C, PA2PCH, IK1PMR, PA0XAW, PA0XAW, G3ROO

PA0XAW

VAL THORENS 2300
HB9CVQ, GW0TAU, DL/PB2T/P, DL/PB2T/P, HB9US, S52ON, DK65DARC, EI5DS, DH7NK, G3JFS, DL/PB2T/P, PA3ALX, GW0TAU, SP90IARU
BAQUEIRA 1900
HB9US, PA3ALX, HB9CVQ, HB9US, EI5DS, DL5IAH, DK65DARC, PA3ALX, I1ULJ, HB9US, 9A0QRP, 9A0QRP
ALPE D HUEZ 1850
PA3ALX, DL5IAH, DL/PB2T/P, SQ6OEP, DL/PB2T/P, HB9US, HB9US, SQ6OEP, SP85PZK, I1ULJ, SP85PZK, DL5IAH, GW0TAU
SAALBACH 1003
G3JFS, DL5IAH, DL5IAH, DL5IAH, HB9US, PA3ALX, G4HMC, HB9CVQ, DL1NCH, PA0EHA, PA0EHA, PA3ALX

K1IEE

VAL THORENS 2300
IK0FVC, HF90IARU, DF50USLAR, G4TGE, HF90IARU, SM5IMO, UR5LBM, EU1KY, SM7WNM/6, EW1SM, SV2JAO, S53A, DF50USLAR, HF90IARU
BAQUEIRA 1900
UR5LBM, HA8FM, I5QNJ, DF50USLAR, EU1KY, SM5IMO, UR5LBM, HF90IARU, EU1KY, HF90IARU, IK0FVC, DF50USLAR
ALPE D HUEZ 1850
HA8FM, UR5LBM, PA3CJP, EW1SM, DF50USLAR, HF90IARU, DF50USLAR, EW1SM, IZ4ZZB, EU1KY, HA8FM, SM5IMO, HF90IARU
SAALBACH 1003
DF50USLAR, S53A, PA3CJP, DF50USLAR, UR5BLM, S53A, IK0FVC, HA8FM, EW1SM, IK0FVC, SD0R, S53A

K3WWP

VAL THORENS 2300
OH6NVC, DF5WBA, DL1DGS, YT5Z, OH6NVC, OH6NVC, SP9KR, SM4DDE, OH6NVC, SP3GXH, OH2PM, SP3GXH, 3Z90IARU, 3Z90IARU
BAQUEIRA 1900
DF5WBA, DF5WBA, I5QNJ, EA6UN, SM4DDE, I5QNJ, SP9KR, 9A5AX, DL1DGS, 9A5AX, SN90IARU, SN90IARU
ALPE D HUEZ 1850
9A5AX, DL1DGS, OH2PM, EA6UN, DF5WBA, OH6NVC, EA6UN, EA6UN, YT5Z, DL1DGS, LY8O, DF5WBA, HF90IARU
SAALBACH 1003
SP3GXH, 9A5AX, 9A5AX, F2GL, DF5WBA, EA6UN, OH6NVC, OH2PM, S51WO, DR50RRDXA, DR50RRDXA, SP3GXH

PA7PYR

VAL THORENS 2300
RV6ANQ, RV6ANQ, LZ290MB, TF3JB, HB9BIN/P, OH2NOS/P, DL65DARC, IS0ESG, SN40KRF, SP90IARU, LZ290MB, TF3JB, LZ290MB, LZ290MB
BAQUEIRA 1900
LZ290MB, DL65DARC, RV6ANQ, SP90IARU, EM7KAA/P, SP90IARU, DL65DARC, SP90IARU, DM1LE/P, LZ290MB, SP90IARU, SP90IARU
ALPE D HUEZ 1850
SP90IARU, LZ290MB, SP90IARU, EM7KAA/P, DL65DARC, HB9BIN/P, SP90IARU, IS0ESG, LZ290MB, DM1LE/P, 9A88AA, DL65DARC, SN40KRF
SAALBACH 1003
SP90IARU, EM7KAA/P, EM7KAA/P, DL65DARC, LZ290MB, EM7KAA/P, DL65DARC, OH2NOS/P, GB1RNLI, DM700LSW, SN40KRF, TF3JB

RW3AI

Val Thorens 2300
OH6NPV, 3A2LF, 3A2LF, UR0ET, OH6NPV, OH6NPV, UR0ET, UR0ET, OH6NPV, SM2FIJ, 3A2LF, 3A2LF, UR0ET, UR0ET
Baqueira 1900
DK0XB, 3A2LF, UV5QR, UR0ET, UR0ET, SM2FIJ, UR0ET, RA1M, RA1M, 9A2AJ, IZ0AYM, IZ0AYM
Alpe d Huez 1850
RA1M, 3A2LF, OH6NPV, DJ3WE, DK0XB, OH6NPV, UR0ET, DJ3WE, IZ0AYM, RA1M, DJ8LN, UV5QR, DK0XB
Saalbach 1003
SM2FIJ, IZ0AYM, IZ0AYM, UA1LO, DK0XB, 9A2AJ, UY0CA, OH1BOI, UA1LO, DK0XB, UY0CA, 3A2LF

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

All below get a participation certificate and a participation point.

N8ZYA

VALTHORENS 2300
EA6VQ, EA6VQ, LY2W, CT1AOZ, CT1HMN, CT1AOZ, EA7AJR, EA6VQ, CT1HMN, S52GP, LY2W, PA3CNI, IS0GOX, IS0GOX
BAQUEIRA 1900
DF5WBA, EA6VQ, EA6VQ, UX2KA, EA6VQ, F5IN, EA7AJR, CT1AOZ, CT1AOZ, -, -, –
ALPE D HUEZ 1850
CT1AOZ, LY2W, S52GP, EA7AJR, DF5WBA, CT1HMN, UX2KA, EA7AJR, CT1AOZ, CT1AOZ, -, F5IN, –
SAALBACH 1003
S52GP, EA7AJR, EA7AJR, -, DF5WBA, EA7AJR, CT1AOZ, -, CT1HMN, -, -, PA3CNI

Soapbox:

DH0DK
Happy New Year from all at NAQCC! All letters and numbers in the goal, vy 72. DH0DK #7576

G3JFS
I was pleased to get a fellow participant(Age, PA0XAW)in my log this month. 73 Peter, G3JFS

PA0XAW
Again a nice challenge; nice to have Peter – G3JFS (also NAQCC member) in the log.
73, Age – pa0xaw

K1IEE
Another fun challenge. The numbers make a good mix.
Thanks to all and HNY 73 Dick

K3WWP
When I was making out my worksheet for this challenge, I thought to myself it was going to be a rough one with those 7 zeroes to get. With several countries not having regular calls containing a zero, there wouldn’t be a lot to choose from. As the month approached an end, it seemed my thought was correct, and I wasn’t going to master this challenge. That would be only the second European Chapter challenge I wouldn’t have completed. In fact it looked like I wouldn’t even get a participation point since all four items had the dreaded zero in them. Finally around the 20th of the month I did get 3Z90IARU to finish one item. However the rest of the zeroes continued to elude me. Then on the 29th came SN90IARU to complete the second item. Also on the 29th LY8O gave me another elusive number – 8. Still sweating now as the month was rapidly running out, it happened. On the 30th around 1700Z I ran into and worked HF90IARU and DR50RRDXA to finish things off. Whew! Thank goodness for those Polish IARU special stations. Out of curiosity I did some research on the prevalence of zeroes in European calls. While common in contests, otherwise they are somewhat rare although not the rarest, at least among my 2,505 non-contest European QSOs. Not counting special event calls and counting zeroes only that appear in the second or third position in a call, I found that 8 was the rarest with 142 calls, 6 next with 181, and then comes zero with 186. The most common number? 1 with 451 calls and 3 close behind with 447. Yes, the January challenge put the word “challenge” in a prominent spot. The February challenge which I suggested could also be rough even without any numbers to get, especially for us USA members as conditions to Europe are gradually deteriorating as the sun slowly quiets down from its sunspot peak.

N8ZYA
This was my first effort at the European challenge. It was great fun but was unable to get all the letters and ciphers. Mostly because I was out of town for several days and unable to use the radio. Perhaps better luck next month. I’m using an indoor random wire about 50 ft long for my antenna because I live in a restricted antenna area in a historic district in the middle of town.

PA7PYR
Nice Challenge, and almost all qs on the warc bands.
Yaesu FT 817 Ant: Hy Endfet
Tnx de Rien PA7PYR, NAQCC 4443

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