January 2017 challenge

Premise:

Construct the names of these popular European events in 2017 and the dates they start:

Carnival of Venice 11-02
St Patricks Festival 16-03
Art Basel 15-06
La Tomatina 30-08
Oktoberfest 16-09

The total number of ciphers and letters is 83. They are distributed as follows:

  0  1  2  3  5  6  8  9  A  B  C  E  F  I  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  V
  6  5  1  2  1  3  1  1  9  2  3  6  3  5  2  4  1  3  4  1  4  5  8  3

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 events and dates.

Participation award and web listing:

To get a Participation Award and to be listed on the web site you must make at least make one name of an event and the date it starts.

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 January Challenge

Results:

K1IEE

Carnival of Venice 1102
US1GCU, 9A2YM, DJ0MDR, AN5CRM, IT9SSI, IK3VUT, 9A2YM, DL1REM, OK7FL, OK7FL, IK3VUT, DL1REM, AN5CRM, IT9SSI, US1GCU, SM4DDE, US1GCU, DL1REM, DJ0MDR, 9A2YM
St Patricks Festival 1603
SM4DDE, IT9SSI, S50P, AN5CRM, IT9SSI, DJ0MDR, IT9SSI, AN5CRM, OK7FL, SM4DDE, OK7FL, SM4DDE, IT9SSI, IP0TRC, IT9SSI, OH6NVC, AN5CRM, OK7FL, US1GCU, EA6AF, DJ0MDR, IK3VUT
Art Basel 1506
EA6AF, DL1REM, IP0TRC, YL2BJ, EA6AF, IT0SSI, DL1REM, OK7FL, DL1REM, AN5CRM, OZ90EDR, EA6AF
La Tomatina 3008
DL1REM, EA6AF, DR160TESLA, OK7FL, SM4DDE, EA6AF, DR160TESLA, GI4DOH, HF25FIN, HB9FAX, IK3VUT, S50P, S50P, S58MU
Oktoberfest 1609
GI4DOH, OK7FL, OF1XT, GI4DOH, YL2BJ, EA6AF, DL1REM, EA6AF, EA6AF, IT9SSI, OF1XT, OF1XT, DR160TESLA, OZ90EDR, IT9SSI

PA9CW

Carnival of Venice 1102
AN5CRM, HA5MA/P, S51RU/P, RM17NY, DJ2IL, DL4VH, HA4XG, DR500MLE, OK1AVG, HG17EYOF, IZ1RGV, DO7CED, 3Z17HNY, DL/HB9BIN/P, DL2CC, EA3KU, RW17NY, OZ1HDF, HF800O, EA2CAR
St Patricks Festival 1603
DL/PA0SKP/P, SA6AUT, SP/UT3GF, HB9SOTA/P, OK/OM6TC/P, DL/F5HTR/P, IZ2ZPH, S57AC, OK2QX, SM7PXS, DF5QG, EW8O, DG14HST, HB9TWM/P, IQ5PO, OM2VL, S51AP, YL2GP, OK1PL, SM6MCW, MM0ZBH, S53BB
Art Basel 1506
DL6FAX, IK2RGV, RA1TJ, IZ1LBG, EI77WAW, S57DX, DK5KE, DL2FCN, DK1KQ, F5LKW/P, OF100FI/7, HF6ESK
La Tomatina 3008
ON4CLQ, EA1MX, YT5M, DF3OL, SM1IRS, 9A3XV, C31CT, IZ2GRG, G3MPN, DK4AN, G3WXG, GM0EVV/P, S590PMC, DJ8CR
Oktoberfest 1609
OK/OE5EEP, DL5KVV, DR5LUTHER, OK/SP9MA/P, HB9CVQ, F4EGZ, R2DX/3, F5DZS, LA1ENA/P, PH6SKCC, OK2PDT/P, LA1KHA/P, OK6DJ, S50P, DL/HB9JOE/P

RW3AI

Carnival of Venice 1102
UA1CEG/P, UA1CEG/P, IZ0RQF, RT3N, IZ0RQF, LZ2OQV/P, UA1CEG/P, LZ2OQV/P, LZ2OQV/P, IZ0RQF, LZ2OQV/P, UA1CEG/P, RT3N, IZ0RQF, UA1CEG/P, UA1CEG/P, UA1CEG/P, UA1CEG/P, IZ0RQF, LZ2OQV/P
St Patricks Festival 1603
DJ0SP, RT3N, UA1CEG/P, UA1AFT, RT3N, IZ0RQF, IK4VET, UA6CC, IK4VET, DJ0SP, IZ0RQF, IK4VET, R3ST, UA1AFT, IK4VET, IK4VET, UA1AFT, LZ2OQV/P, UA1AFT, UA6CC, IZ0RQF, RT3N
Art Basel 1506
UA1AFT, RT3N, UA1AFT, HA8BT, UA1AFT, R3ST, IK4VET, DL1DXL, UA1AFT, DL5HE, DJ0SP, UA6CC
La Tomatina 3008
DL1DXL, UA6CC, IK4VET, LZ2OQV/P, OM3PA, UA6CC, IK4VET, EU1AI, HA6NL, EU1AI, RT3N, DJ0SP, DF0SX, HA8BT
Oktoberfest 1609
OM3PA, IK4VET, R3ST, OM3PA, HA8BT, EU1AI, RT3N, UA1AFT, EU1AI, S56B, R3ST, DL1DXL, S56B, DF0SX, HA9RP

HA4FY

Carnival of Venice 1102
CT8/UA4HWX, CT8/UA4HWX, DR1517LU, HF17NY, DQ70PEINE, SV9BAI, CT8/UA4HWX, DR1517LU, HB9SOTA, HF17NY, SV9BAI, DQ70PEINE, HF17NY, DQ70PEINE, CT8/UA4HWX, DQ70PEINE, DR1517LU, DR1517LU, DQ70PEINE, IZ2AVK
St Patricks Festival 1603
HB9SOTA, CT8/UA4HWX, DQ70PEINE, HB9SOTA, CT8/UA4HWX, DR1517LU, IP0TRC, IP0TRC, IZ2AVK, HB9SOTA, HF17NY, DQ70PEINE, DR60SAL, IP0TRC, IP0TRC, IZ2AVK, HB9SOTA, DR1517LU, DR1517LU, DR60SAL, DQ70PEINE, 3Z7HNY
Art Basel 1506
DR60SAL, LM80REX, IP0TRC, HB9SOTA, DR60SAL, DR60SAL, DQ70PEINE, LM80REX, DR1517LU, DR1517LU, LM80REX, DR60SAL
La Tomatina 3008
LM80REX, SV9BAI, HB9SOTA, HB9SOTA, LM80REX, SV9BAI, HB9SOTA, SV9BAI, DQ70PEINE, IZ2AVK, 3Z7HNY, LM80REX, IP0TRC, CT8/UA4HWX
Oktoberfest 1609
ON6FT, IZ2AVK, ON6FT, ON6FT, HB9SOTA, LM80REX, LM80REX, ON6FT, LM80REX, SV9BAI, ON6FT, HF17NY, ON6FT, IP0TRC, HB9SOTA

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Partial attempts:


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

Soapbox:

K1IEE
Another great challenge. Thanks to all 73 Dick

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