July 2013 challenge

Premise:

The names of the first three winners of the Tour de France and the years 1903-1905.

Results:

K3WWP:

GARIN 1903: OG9W 9A281AA HA1RJ SM5IMO LZ1722SN 9A281AA 9A281AA SJ0SOP HA3KHB
CORNET 1904: DR20CFT SJ0SOP HA1RJ LZ1722SN EA1WX DR20CFT 9A281AA 9A281AA SJ0SOP EA4AOC/P
TROUSSELIER 1905: DR20CFT DR20CFT SJ0SOP UA3KW S57KW S57KW EA1WX LZ1722SN SM5IMO SE2T DR20CFT LZ1722SN OG9W DR20CFT S57KW

WU1V:

GARIN 1903: G100RSGB UA5C SP9ERY I1ULJ/8 SV1CQN OK1AVG SP9ERY G100RSGB G3VMW
CORNET 1904: UA5C OK1AVG RX6LG SV1CQN RA27DE OK1TN    OK1AVG 0G9W M0PCB GU4CHY
TROUSSELIER 1905: OK1TN G100RSGB OK1AVG UA5C G100RSGB G100RSGB I5ECW RX6LG I5ECW I5ECW G100RSGB G100RSGB SP9ERY G100RSGB I5ECW

PA7PYR:

GARIN 1903: GD4RQJ/P–HB0/PC5A–R20RRC/3–IQ2CP LZ1722SN–HB9DST–HB0/DL5YM–R20RRC/3
CORNET 1904: R20RRC/3–OM4WY–R20RRC/3–LZ1722SN–OK3EQ–3Z80LOT
LZ1722SN–EA2/HB9FAX–HB0DL5YM–OM4WY
TROUSSELIER 1905: 3Z80LOT–R20RRC/3–OM4WY–Z30U–LZ1722SN–LZ1722SN–OK3EQ–LZ1722SN–IQ2CP–EA2HB9FAX–R20RRC/3
SJ1SOP–EA2/HB9FAX–LY80Z–HB0/DL5YM

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Soapbox:

K3WWP:
Everything but the 4 came rather easily in the first 8 days or so, then it took another 4 days to get that final elusive 4. Conditions to EU haven’t been all that great so far in July, but nevertheless QRP and CW, even with simple wire antennas gets the job done, and done well. Now I have to wait 19 days or so to start looking for those tall EU buildings. Once again a fine challenge thought up and presented by Ton and Matt. Thanks guys for helping keep my interest in getting on the air peaked by working on these great challenges. I can’t understand why more folks don’t seem to enjoy them as much as I do. They are challenging of course, but yet easy enough for anyone with a little time to get on the air to master.

WU1V:
Finally made the sweep one day before the end of the Challenge! Finding a “4” was my real challenge, and finally found it in a Guernsey station. That was a close call! I live in the greater Boston, Mass. USA area, and fortunately have decent DX results, especially with Europe. This is my first European NAQCC Challenge. It was great fun! 72, Rick

PA7PYR:

trx: Yaesu FT 817, ant: Hy Endfet, power: >1w <5w
Tnx Matt and Ton

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