March 2016 challenge

Premise:

The names of four famous European gardens and their surfaces in hectares (source: National Geographic)

Chateau de Versailles 101
Kew Gardens 132
Powerscourt Gardens 19
Villa dEste 4.5

The total number of ciphers and letters is 67. They are distributed as follows:

0 1 2 3 4 5 9 A C D  E G H I K L N O P R S T U V W
1 4 1 1 1 1 1 6 2 4 10 2 1 2 1 4 2 2 1 5 6 3 2 2 2

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 four famous European gardens and their surfaces in hectares.

Participation award and web listing:

To get a Participation Award and to be listed on the web site you must make at least one name of a garden and its surface in hectares.

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

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 March Challenge

Results:

K3WWP

Chateau de Versailles 101
F5TCI, DJ7MH, 9A3YT, 9A3YT, EA5AR, 9A3YT, RU3EG, DJ7MH, EA5AR, IK4VFD, EA7ATE, EA5AR, SM3IZB, EA5AR, SM3IZB, LZ71ZZ, LZ71ZZ, EA7ATE, SM3IZB, LZ71ZZ, LZ300MSP, LZ71ZZ
Kew Gardens 132
IK4VFD, EA7ATE, S51WO, IZ3GOA, EA5AR, EA5AR, DJ7MH, EA7ATE, OH6TN, IT9SSI, LZ138LO, 9A3YT, DL2DX
Powerscourt Gardens 19
LZ300MSP, LZ138LO, S51WO, EA1WH, RU3EG, IT9SSI, F5TCI, LZ138LO, RU3EG, RU3EG, 9A3YT, IZ3GOA, EA5AR, IK2RMZ, S55DX, EA1WH, OH6TN, IT9SSI, LZ138LO, 9A3YT
Villa d’Este 4.5
IK4VFD, SM3IZB, LZ138LO, LZ138LO, EA5AR, S55DX, RU3EG, IT9SSI, IT9SSI, RU3EG, IK4VFD, S55DX

K1IEE

Chateau de Versailles 101
R7CD, DJ7MH, OM1ADM, YU0TESLA, SM4DDE, ZA1G, G6HUI, OZ5DX, DK1EY, DL7PV, SM4DDE, R1AN, S50O, OM1ADM, II8POLE, RL4F, LZ300MSP, II8POLE, S50O, R1AN, S50O, OM1ADM
Kew Gardens 132
UA3KW, E79D, G4ZWI, ZA1G, ZA1G, R1AN, OZ5DX, II8POLE, R1AN, LZ300MSP, R1AN, LZ300MSP, LY2X
Powerscourt Gardens 19
LZ300MSP, OZ5DX, G4ZWI, E79D, RL4F, LZ300MSP, R7CD, OZ0JX, G6HUI, RL4F, DR30BUT, ZA1G, R1AN, DR30BUT, R7CD, DK1EY, R1AN, SM4DDE, OM1ADM, E79D
Villa d’Este 4.5
DL7PV, II8POLE, LZ300MSP, RL4F, R1AN, R7CD, OE5FBL, SM4DDE, DR30BUT, OE5FBL, RL4F, OZ5DX

G3XOB

Chateau de Versailles 101
LZ65HSC, F6HBI/P, SV2JAO, YU0TESLA, YU0TESLA, YU0TESLA, YU0TESLA, DJ2FR/P, YU0TESLA, SV2JAO, EI/GI4ONL/P, DJ2FR/P, YU0TESLA, YU0TESLA, OZ1IKY, YU0TESLA, YU0TESLA, EI/GI4ONL/P, YU0TESLA, OZ1IKY, YU0TESLA, OZ1IKY
Kew Gardens 132
SM7FSK/M, OE5EIN/P, GW4ISJ/P, G0STK, SV2JAO, DJ2FR/P, DJ2FR/P, OE5EIN/P, HB9BIN/P, SM7FSK/M, LZ138LO, LZ300MSP, SV2JAO
Powerscourt Gardens 19
LZ300MSP, SV2JAO, GW4ISJ/P, OE5EIN/P, HB9CBR/P, SM7FSK/M, LZ65HSC, SV2JAO, YU0TESLA, YR110TV, YU0TESLA, G0STK, UA5D, HB9CBR/P, UA5D, OE5EIN/P, HB9BIN/P, SM7FSK/M, LZ138LO, HB9BIN/P
Villa d’Este 4.5
SV2JAO, OZ1IKY, LZ300MSP, LZ300MSP, UA5D, UA5D, E74X, SM7FSK/M, G0STK, E74X, GW4ISJ/P, UA5D

PA0XAW

Chateau de Versailles 101
G3VNC, HA4YF, DL2IAD, G3ITB, G4LEM, DL2IAD, UT8NR, DL2IAD, G4LEM, G3VNC, PA0LCE, OZ5AR, MM0KSS, PA0VLA, DL2IAD, DL2IAD, DL2IAD, PA0LCE, MM0KSS, II1IGG, MM0KSS, II1IGG
Kew Gardens 132
MM0KSS, ON5SE, G4WZI, G3VNC, PA0VLA, OZ5AR, DL2IAD, ON5SE, ON5SE, MM0KSS, OK1FRT/P, G3VNC, DL2IAD
Powerscourt Gardens 19
PA0VLA, ON5SE, G4WZI, F3ET, UT8NR, MM0KSS, G3VNC, ON5SE, UT8NR, UT8NR, F3ET, G3VNC, PA0VLA, OK1FRT/P, DL2IAD, F3ET, ON5SE, ON5SE, OK1FRT/P, 9A2N
Villa d’Este 4.5
G3VNC, DL2IAD, G4LEM, G4LEM, PA0VLA, DL2IAD, YU160TESLA, ON5SE, F3ET, YU160TESLA, G4LEM, OZ5AR

EA1KC

Chateau de Versailles 101
EI9KC, HB9DNP, LY6A, DL/PB2T, EI9KC, LY6A, G0SUZ, HB9DNP, EI9KC, S57V, EA1XN, DL1REM, SM7DAY, EA1XN, EI9KC, LY6A, LY6A, EA1XN, SM7DAY, EA1XN, G0SUZ, EA1XN
Kew Gardens 132
EI9KC, DL1REM, RW3XZ, G0SUZ, EA1XN, DL1REM, HB9DNP, DL1REM, HB9DNP, G0SUZ, DL1REM, I3DBD, DL/PB2T
Powerscourt Gardens 19
HB9DNP, DL/OH9XX, RW3XZ, HA7ME, RT1Q, G0SUZ, EI9KC, DL/OH9XX, G0SUZ, RT1Q, DL/PB2T, G0SUZ, SM7DAY, RW3XZ, DL/PB2T, HA7ME, HB9DNP, S57V, DL1REM, EI9KC
Villa d’Este 4.5
S57V, EI9KC, DL/PB2T, DL/PB2T, SM7DAY, DL/PB2T, DL4EPM, S57V, RT1Q, DL4EPM, G4PSI, S57V

PA9CW

Chateau de Versailles 101
AO5MDC, HB9BAB/P, HA2PP/P, HB9DST/P, EW8O, HA7UL/P, OE5AUL/P, DL4TO/P, EM90WA, G4RMV, DA0HEL, R12APR, SM7FSK/M, DA0YL, EW1I, DL5ZG/P, LZ300MSP, EM90WA, IZ3SOI, R12APR, DA0HEL, YL1ZF
Kew Gardens 132
OK2PDT/P, E72MD, F5LKW/P, G3PDH, HA5AZC/P, SP0BASR, G3PDH, II0IEM, F/HB9BIN/P, EG7SCM, R100IA, G3MCK, DL2ZBO/P
Powerscourt Gardens 19
DL/F5HTR/P, GX0OOO/P, OK2VWB/P, EA2CTB, R7DA, SV9RNG, HB9CVQ, OE5EEP/P, UT5MD, ER1KAM, IT9VDQ, 9A703GI, 9A703B, YO80YR5, DF7FX/P, F/EA2IF/P, G4ENA, SP90LKK, II1IGG, HB9WFF/P
Villa d’Este 4.5
DO1CVM, F6HBI/P, UT7LW, DA0YL, EA4MZ/P, OK1DDQ/P, EG1PEA, OK/PA0SKP/P, RT73GP, YT160TESLA, G4MRM/P, DM5MU

UT4FJ

Chateau de Versailles 101
R2LAC, DP65HSC, YT160TESLA, YT160TESLA, YT160TESLA, YT160TESLA, YU0TESLA, OM50CND, E74ZZ, IO0LOVE, YT160TESLA, R2LAC, YT160TESLA, YU0TESLA, II0IGU, YT160TESLA, YT160TESLA, YU0TESLA, YT160TESLA, YT160TESLA, YT160TESLA, LZ71ZZ
Kew Gardens 132
RL6K/P, YU0TESLA, R6CW, II0IGU, YU0TESLA, R2LAC, OM50CND, DM0MORSE, RN3F, YU0TESLA, YT160TESLA, RN3F, R2LAC
Powerscourt Gardens 19
RG61PP, OM50CND, R6CW, YO6EX/P, RL6K/P, DM0MORSE, R2LAC, OM50CND, YU0TESLA, RL6K/P, YT160TESLA, II0IGU, R2LAC, RN3F, DM0MORSE, E74ZZ, RN3F, DM0MORSE, LZ71ZZ, RT9K/4
Villa d’Este 4.5
IO0LOVE, II0IGU, YU0TESLA, YU0TESLA, R2LAC, DM0MORSE, DM0MORSE, YU0TESLA, YT160TESLA, YO6EX/P, RT9K/4, OM50CND

ND9M

Chateau de Versailles 101
PA1CC, F6HKA, F6HKA, UT5XS, RA1QEA, F6HKA, DK7DU, DJ6YX, RA1QEA, DL6KVA, EA4DGI, RG4F, SQ90LKK, PA1CC, OZ1IKY, SQ90LKK, SQ90LKK, EA4DGI, SQ90LKK, OZ1IKY, SQ90LKK, OZ1IKY
Kew Gardens 132
F6HKA, RU3EG, RW3RN, RG4F, PA1CC, RG4F, DJ6YX, RU3EG, RW3RN, DJ8RS, PA1CC, RW3RN, OK2PAY
Powerscourt Gardens 19
PA1CC, OZ1IKY, RW3RN, ES5QD, DJ8RS, DJ8RS, PA1CC, OZ1IKY, DK7DU, DJ8RS, UT5XS, RG4F, LA6CF, RG7F, DJ8RS, ES5QD, RW3RN, UT5XS, PA1CC, SQ90LKK
Villa d’Este 4.5
DL6KVA, OZ1IKY, LA6CF, LA6CF, LA6CF, DJ8RS, EA1ISE, UT5XS, UT7XU, EA1ISE, RG4F, UT5XS

EA1XN

Chateau de Versailles 101
EA1BCS, EA7HAA, EA1BCS, YR110TV, EA1BCS, EA1BCS, YU0TESLA, DJ6ZM, EA1BCS, YR110TV, EA7HAA, YR110TV, EA1BCS, EA7HAA, IZ5YGZ, YU0TESLA, YU0TESLA, EA7HAA, EA1BCS, EA1BCS, YR110TV, EA1BCS
Kew Gardens 132
EA1KC, EA1MX, EA1WH, G4RFR, EA7HAA, YR110TV, DJ6ZM, EA1MX, DL1NG, YU0TESLA, EA1MX, EA3CV, SV2JAO
Powerscourt Gardens 19
F5MPS, SV2JAO, EA1WH, EA5FX, G4RFR, YU0TESLA, EA1BCS, SV2JAO, YU0TESLA, G4RFR, YR110TV, G4RFR, EA7HAA, G4RFR, DL1NG, EA5FX, DL1NG, SV2JAO, EA1MX, 9A709A
Villa d’Este 4.5
YR110TV, IZ5YGZ, DL1NG, DL1NG, EA7HAA, DL1NG, YU0TESLA, SV2JAO, YU0TESLA, YU0TESLA, G4RFR, EA5FX

RW3AI

Chateau de Versailles 101
IZ5ICH, IZ5ICH, UA6CC, DK0WRTC, SV1ENG, UA6CC, UA6CC, DK0WRTC, SV1ENG, SV1ENG, OE2LCM, DK0WRTC, SV1ENG, UR6EA, IZ5ICH, OE2LCM, OE2LCM, OE2LCM, SV1ENG, SV1ENG, DK0WRTC, SV1ENG
Kew Gardens 132
DK0WRTC, UR6EA, DK0WRTC, SV1ENG, UR6EA, DK0WRTC, DK0WRTC, UR6EA, SV1ENG, SF3A, IK1RGK, SF3A, R2DT
Powerscourt Gardens 19
9A1P, OE2LCM, DK0WRTC, EF2A, R2DT, SF3A, IZ5ICH, OE2LCM, UA6CC, R2DT, DK0WRTC, SV1ENG, SF3A, UR6EA, R2DT, EF2A, SV1ENG, RN3S, IK1RGK, 9A1P
Villa d’Este 4.5
SV1ENG, IZ5ICH, DL8WN, DL8WN, SF3A, R2DT, E77AW, RN3S, R2DT, E77AW, YO4DW, IZ5ICH

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Partial attempts:


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

Soapbox:

K3WWP
You know, these challenges are so very easy IF you have the time to be on the air when Europe is coming through on the bands. That is something I didn’t have the last few months and hence I was not able to complete those challenges. This month I changed my chores schedule around a bit so I could be on the air for the European openings. That allowed me to complete the challenge at 1417Z on March 6 when I worked IK2RMZ (actually had a nice chat with him) on 17 meters for the final R. Now if I can continue to alter my on air times I should be able to get back to running off a streak of completed challenges as I have done in the past.
Just for fun although it won’t count for anything, perhaps I’ll even try to do this one a second time this month since I’ve also completed our “USA” challenge already. Thanks to all those I worked and to Matt and Ton for coming up with these challenges. I urge all our members worldwide to give them a try. They’re not as hard as you may think they are IF you have the time to get on the air.

K1IEE
Thanks for another great challenge. The letters T and E were hard for me this month. Thanks to all 73 Dick

G3XOB
My first submission for many months. The letter E proved elusive, but the exercise was great fun. Thanks for organising these events. 73 DE Dave

PA0XAW
Thanks for a nice challenge! The letter ‘E ‘ was difficult.
73, Age – pa0xaw

ND9M
My rig was an FT-817ND (at 5 watts) to a dipole at about 8 meters. All of my operating was portable using UPS batteries. I live and work on a merchant marine ship that is currently anchored about 2 kM off shore from Saipan in the Marianas Islands, and I take a boat to the island to operate during my local evening hours.
You may have heard that in the USA, there is a year-long operating event called “National Parks On The Air” (NPOTA) which celebrates the centennial of the American National Parks Service. Some of the better known NPS locations include Yellowstone and Grand Canyon.
My operating QTH (Micro Beach) at Saipan is inside a very small NPS park called “American Memorial Park” which commemorates World War 2 battles that happened here in the Pacific. This park counts for “AA02” toward the NPOTA award. (The grid square is QK25uf.)
A typhoon that hit the island last year caused extensive damage, and left the park without commercial power. The batteries (2 x 13VDC) are my only source of power, so I can only operate at QRP for 3 or 4 hours per evening.
The March challenge was a lot of fun. Sitting on the beach working QRP CW is a great way to spend the evening!

73,
Jim, ND9M/KH0
Loc QK25uf
NAQCC #6103

 

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