October 2013 challenge

Premise:

The names and type numbers of four QRP sets (suggestion made by Rien, PA7PYR):

ELECRAFT K1, YAESU FT817, ICOM IC703, LIMERICK SUDDEN

Results:

K3WWP

ELECRAFT K1: EA5UB DL4FN EA5UB II0CW G100RSGB EA5UB TF3JB TF3JB HB30OK G100RSGB
YAESU FT817: G0PMY EA5UB RK3ER G100RSGB EA5UB TF3JB TF3JB EW80 G100RSGB US7UX
ICOM IC703: IK4VFD II0CW HB30OK EM5UCC IK4VFD EM5UCC US7UX G100RSGB TF3JB
LIMERICK SUDDEN: DL4FN II0CW EM5UCC RK3ER G100RSGB II0CW EM5UCC HB30OKG100RSGB EA5UB DL4FN DL4FN EM5UCC R7NK

PA5LR

ELECRAFT K1: EW8O, DL4SAV, EW8O, F5PLC, DJ7RS, DL4SAV, F5IYJ, IK5DVT, IK5DVT, II1FM
YAESU FT817: F5IYJ, DL4SAV, EW3MA, DL4SAV, DJ6UX, F5IYJ, IK5DVT, EW8O, II1FM, DL7VPE
ICOM IC703: F5IYJ, F5PLC, EW8O, II1FM, F5IYJ, DJ8CZ, DL7VPE, DL60BADEN, EW3MA
LIMERICK SUDDEN: DL4SAV, II1FM, II1FM, EW3MA, DJ7RS, II1FM, DJ8CZ, IK5DVT, DL4SAV, DJ6UX, DJ6UX, DJ6UX, DL60BADEN, DL60BADEN

ND9M

ELECRAFT K1: EJ0M HB0/DL2SBY EJ0M EI13CLAN G100RSGB HA3NU F5NBX UT3UY SP9KR G100RSGB
YAESU FT817: HB0/DL2SBY HA3NU EI13CLAN G100RSGB HA3NU F5NBX UT3UY F8AAN G100RSGB LZ1795WZM
ICOM IC703: EI13CLAN EI13CLAN OE2GEN EJ0M DJ5IL DK1CO LZ1795WZM G100RSGB HA3NU
LIMERICK SUDDEN: HB0/DL2SBY DJ5IL EJ0M EI13CLAN G100RSGB EI13CLAN DK1CO SP9KR G100RSGB HA3NU HB0/DL2SBY HB0/DL2SBY OE2GEN F5NBX

ON6NA

ELECRAFT K1: HA110RAEM, PA3ALX, HA110RAEM, HA3OC, YR900ORA, YR900ORA, F9NF, GI4GST, HB30OK, YU1WN
YAESU FT817: YO900OBRE, YR900ORA, HA110RAEM, HF450NS, YU7EA, F9NF, GI4GST, HA8VA, YU1WN, UT7DU
ICOM IC703: GI4GST, HA3OC, IK5VLO, HA110RAEM, 4U1ITU, EA3BCK, UT7DU, HF450NS, G3FV
LIMERICK SUDDEN: PA3ALX, GI4GST, HA110RAEM, YU7EA, YR900ORA,
4U1ITU, EA3BCK, HB30OK, F450NS, YU7EA, LZ1SDR, LZ1SDR, EA3BCK, F9NF

W9UX

ELECRAFT K1: RK3ER ER1LW RK3ER SC3DX RK3ER HA7RY DF2GN/P CT1JOP RK3ER ER1LW
YAESU FT817: HA7RY HA7RY F9IE SC3DX EU7A DF2GN/P CT1JOP 9A8A ER1LW HA7RY
ICOM IC703: F9IE SC3DX OG9W 9A2YM F9IE CT1JOP HA7RY HA0NAR RK3ER
LIMERICK SUDDEN: ER1LW IK2SND 9A2YM F9IE RK3ER IK2SND CT1JOP RK3ER SC3DX EU7A DF2GN/P DF2GN/P EU7A DF2GN/P

PA7PYR

ELECRAFT K1: HB9SPACE – LZ1795WZM – HB9SPACE – HB9SPACE – LY75RMD – DM50IOTA – HF450NS – DM50IOTA – HB30OK – LZ1795WZM
YAESU FT817: LY75RMD – DM50IOTA – EA1DX/5 – HB9SPACE – 4U1GSC – HF450NS – DM50IOTA – DA1813LM – LZ1795WZM – LZ1795WZM
ICOM IC703: DM50IOTA – HB9SPACE – DM50IOTA – LZ1795WZM – DM50IOTA – 4U1GSC – LZ1795WZM – DM50IOTA – DA1813L
LIMERICK SUDDEN: LZ1795WZM – IG9Y – LZ1795WZM – EA1DX/5 – LY75RMD – IG9Y – 4U1GSC – HB30OK – HB9SPACE – 4U1GSC – DM50IOTA – DM50IOTA – EA6/G4MKP – HF450NS

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Soapbox:

K3WWP
As usual, I got the bulk of the letters/numbers quickly, then those couple stubborn ones came along. This month it was 8 and Y. Took a week, then serendipitously I got the Y and a couple minutes later I got the 8. Conditions were really good on the upper bands on Oct 16, so as I like to do when that happens, I call CQ just to see who will answer me from where. Well this time it was G0PMY on 15M for my Y. He wasn’t all that strong here, but we chatted a few minutes. Then right after that I tuned down the band a bit and there was EW8O calling CQ whom I netted with just a single call to complete the challenge. Now being interested in astronomy, I’m looking forward to the planets challenge. You guys come up with some really great challenges. Thanks.

PA5LR
After a period of inactivity I picked up the challenge-thread again with my Kenwood TS-130V, inverted V 2×15 metres with folded ends, center point 8 metres up, making 5W.

ND9M
My rig is an FT817ND, so it was fitting that it figured in to the challenge target words. I was operating mobile QRP for the first two weeks as I was away from home for work-related training classes. (The mobile antenna is a Hustler vertical with three resonators – 20, 30, and 40 – and was magmounted on the rental car’s trunk lid.)

I found that the 40M resonator’s casing had become cracked at some point and allowed rain water to seep in which made the resonator all but unusable because of extremely high SWR until it dried out. That is my best band during the evening, so losing 40M for several days caused a big problem.

Tks for the challenge; CU next month!

72, Jim,
ND9M / VQ9JC
NAQCC #6103

W9UX
Thanks for another interesting challenge.  17M provided most of my activity.  Nice to see the upper bands open.

72, Terry
W9UX  #0033

PA7PYR

Nice to work all. On 17m I build a new hy endfet. Next challenge maybe more on 80m.
Tnx Matt and Ton for the big job.


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