July 2017 Challenge

 

Premise:

Construct the names of these European tunnels and their lengths in kilometers:

Paijannetunneli 120
Bolmentunneln 82
Galleria di base del San Gottardo 57
Le tunnel sous la Manche 51

The total number of ciphers and letters is 85:

  0  1  2  5  7  8  A  B  C  D  E  G  H  I  J  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U
  1  2  2  2  1  1  9  2  1  3 10  2  1  4  1  9  2 12  4  1  2  4  5  4

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 European tunnels and their lengths in kilometers

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 of the names of these European tunnels and its length in kilometers.

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 July Challenge

Results:

K1IEE

Paijannetunneli 120
DL0SOP, 4O4A, F5IN, F2QJ, 4O4A, RA2AN, ON7PQ, EA5GX, DL5ANT, YU1WN, RA6AN, ON7PQ, EA5GX, DL0SOP, F5IN, YU1WN, F2QJ, DL0SOP
Bolmentunneln 82
RA3BY, 4O4A, DL0SOP, HA8RM, G3HGE, F5IN, DL5ANT, YU1WN, F5IN, YU1WN, G3GHE, DL5ANT, YU1WN, LM80Q, F2QJ
Galleria di base del San Gottardo 57
EA5GX, RA6AN, DL5AN, LZ284SKD, EU6AF, RA6AN, II2FIST, HA8RM, DL0SOP, II2FIST, RA3BY, HA8RM, SV2DSJ, EU6AF, DL0SOP, HG17EYOF, LZ284SKD, SV2DSJ, RA6AN, ON4PQ, EA5GX, 4O4A, II2FIST, IT9SSI, RA6AN, RA6AN, DL5ANT, DL0SOP, F5IN, ON7PQ
Le tunnel sous la Manche 51
LM80Q, HG17EYOF, II2FIST, UA3KW, DL5ANT, DL5ANT, F5UQE, DK1HL, SV2DSJ, DL0SOP, UA3KW, SV2DSJ, DK1HL, RA6AN, HA8RM, DL5ANT, ON4PQ, SC40VIC, HA8RM, F5UQE, F5IN, YU1WN

RW3AI

PAIJANNETUNNELI 120
DL0PE, UA4NU, IK2SND, ON5JT, UA4NU, LZ1ND, LZ1ND, DL0PE, ON5JT, UA4NU, IK2SND, IK2SND, DL0PE, LZ1ND, IK2SND, LZ1ND, IK2SND, DL0PE
BOLMENTUNNELN 82
EW8NB, ON5JT, LZ1ND, UT0MF, EW8NB, ON5JT, ON5JT, UA4NU, ON5JT, UA4NU, EW8NB, DL0PE, UA4NU, EW8NB, IK2SND
GALLERIA DI BASE DEL SAN GOTTARDO 57
LZ1GE, S51TA, DL0PE, LY2F, LZ1GE, F6IRA, F6IRA, S51TA, LZ1ND, F6IRA, EW8NB, UB7A, IK2SND, LZ1GE, LZ1ND, E73ESP, LY2F, IK2SND, UB7A, EW8NB, LZ1GE, ON5JT, UT0MF, UT0MF, F6IRA, F6IRA, IK2SND, ON6FC, ON5JT, UB7A
LE TUNNEL SOUS LA MANCHE 51
LZ1GE, E73ESP, S51TA, UA4NU, EW8NB, ON6FC, E73ESP, LZ1GE, S51TA, ON6FC, UA4NU, S51TA, DL6KVA, F6IRA, UT0MF, DL6KVA, ON6FC, ON6FC, LN2HQ, E73ESP, ON5JT, LZ1ND

EA1KC

Paijannetunneli 120
EA5BYP, EA5BYP, IK0YVV, HB9/DJ5AA, EA5BYP, ON7PQ, ON7PQ, EA5BYP, 4U1ITU, 4U1ITU, EA1XN, EA1XN, EA5BYP, F5UKL, IK0YVV, 4U1ITU, IQ2PV, IK0YVV
Bolmentunneln 82
EA5BYP, OE3HPU, F5UKL, IQ2MG, OE3HPU, OL60SIENEL, 4U1ITU, 4U1ITU, OL60SIENEL, EA3ANX, OE3HPU, OE/DL4KCA, EA3ANX, EW8O, IQ2PV
Galleria di base del San Gottardo 57
HG17WP, EH7DA, OE/DL4KCA, DL5OAB, EH7DA, RA3BY, 4U1ITU, EH7DA, EH7DA, 4U1ITU, EA5BYP, RA3BY, SX9VK, EH7DA, EH7DA, EW8O, DL5OAB, SX9VK, RA3BY, DL6UNF, HG17WP, OE3HPU, DL60TELF, DL60TELF, EA1XN, RA3BY, OE/DL4KCA, EW8O, EA5BYP, EH7DA
Le tunnel sous la Manche 51
OL60SIENEL, EW8O, IT9/OE1ZKC, 4U1ITU, DL6UNF, GB2RN, EA1XN, OL60SIENEL, SC40VIC, EW8O, 4U1ITU, SC40VIC, OL60SIENEL, EA1XN, IQ2MG, EA6GP, GB2RN, SC40VIC, OE3HPU, EA1XN, EA5BYP, 4U1ITU

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
Bands continue to be poor. I had all the letters except 8 E’s, for many days I new that this would be very difficult to accomplish by the end of the month. Listened each day to find openings to Europe with good signals and little QSB. With lots of listening and band tuning mostly on 20M I managed to find all the E letters.
Thanks to all 73 Dick

EA1KC
RIGS : FT 817, 4w · Argonaut 515, 4w · Home made Pixie, 400 mW
ANTS : Lèvy · LW
KEYS : Old german WWII · Old marine
BANDS : 7, 10 14, 28 MHz

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