October 2015 challenge

Premise:

The names of four ancient European philosophers and their dates of birth and death:

Socrates 469 399 BCE
Plato 428 347 BCE
Aristotle 384 322 BCE
Cicero 106 43 BCE

The total number of ciphers and letters is 63. They are distributed as follows:

0 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 A B C E I L O P R S T
1 1 3 5 5 2 1 2 3 3 4 7 7 2 2 4 1 3 3 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 four ancient European philosophers and their dates of birth and death.

Participation award and web listing:

To get a Participation Award and to be listed on the web site you must make at least one of these names and date of birth and death.

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.

Word 15 – RW3AI, ON4JXC, RW3AI, DH0DK, K1IEE, I5SKK

Note how RW3AI is listed for both the W and R.

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:

You must type that address into your email program.

Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge

For example: K3WWP NAQCC October Challenge

Results:

PA0XAW

SOCRATES 469 399 BCE
SL5ZXR, OE/OK2BDF/P, OM3CUG/P, UE25R, HB9AXL/P, DL/PB2T/P, OE/OK2BDF/P, SL5ZXR, E74X, HG6ITU, HB9AXL/P, OM3CUG/P, HB9AXL/P, EI9EW, HB9AXL/P, OM3CUG/P, OE/OK2BDF/P
PLATO 428 347 BCE
DL/PB2T/P, HB9AXL/P, HB9AXL/P, DL/PB2T/P, OE/OK2BDF/P, E74X, DL/PB2T/P, HA8ITU, OM3CUG/P, HG4ITU, E74X, HB9AXL/P, OM2015TITANIC, OE/OK2BDF/P
ARISTOTLE 384 322 BCE
HA8ITU, UE25R, HA8ITU, LZ130SAK, HA8ITU, OE/OK2BDF/P, HA8ITU, HB9AXL/P, UE25R, LZ130SAK, HA8ITU, HA4ITU, LZ130SAK, DL/PB2T/P, OE/OK2BDF/P, DL/PB2T/P, OM2015TITANIC, EI9EW
CICERO 106 43 BCE
HB9SPACE, HA4ITU, HB9SPACE, EI9EW, SL5ZXR, OE/OK2BDF/P, OM2015TITANIC, OM2015TITANIC, HG6ITU, HA4ITU, OK3EQ/P, DL/PB2T/P, IZ5CPK, EI9EW

SM6DER

SOCRATES 469 399 BCE
R120SE, IS0BOY, YU70VIC, R120SE, HA2ITU, HA2ITU, R120SE, R120SE, YT45FD, HG6ITU, HB9FAI, ER/R3HD, HB9FAI, HB9CBR/P, IS0BOY, YU70VIC, R120SE
PLATO 428 347 BCE
HB9CBR/P, F5PLR/P, HA2ITU, HA2ITU, IS0BOY, YT45FD, R120SE, EM80CY, ER/R3HD, UA4CJY, YU70VIC, IS0BOY, HB9CBR/P, ER/R3HD
ARISTOTLE  384 322 BCE
HB9FAI, R120SE, IS0BOY, IS0BOY, YT45FD, IK6JOT, YT45FD, F5PLR/P, ER/R3HD, R3WAL, EM80CY, UA4CJY, R3WAL, R120SE, HA2ITU, HB9FAI, HB9CBR/P, EM80CY
CICERO 106 43 BCE
EM80CY, IS0BOY, EM80CY, EM80CY, ER/R3HD, IK6JOT, R120SE, R120SE, HG6ITU, UA4NCE, EA6/DL3HQN, HB9FAI, UA4CJY, EN1000U

SM5MEK

SOCRATES 469 399 BC
SM4SEF/P, OE/PA0SKP/P, SM6DXC, SM5DXR, OE/PA0SKP/P, HB0/DL3TU, SM4SEF/P, SM4SEF/P, SM4SEF/P, SM6TAJ, HB9IIV, HB0/DL3TU, HB9IIV, HB9/PB2T/P, HB0/DL4AAE/P, SM6DXC
PLATO 428 347 BCE
SM4SEF/P, HB0/DL4AAE/P, OE/PA0SKP/P, HB0/DL3TU, OE/PA0SKP/P, SM4SEF/P, HB9/PB2T/P, R1CWC/8, HB0/DL3TU, HB0/DL4AAE/P, SM7FEJ, HB0/DL4AAE/P, R1CWC/8, SM4SEF/P
ARISTOTLE 384 322 BCE
HB0/DL4AAE/P, SM5DXR, HB9IIV, SM4SEF/P, SM6TAJ, OK2LA, SM6TAJ, HB0/DL4AAE/P, OE/PA0SKP/P, HB0/DL3TU/P, R1CWC/8, HB0/DL4AAE/P, HB0/DL3TU/P, HB9/PB2T/P, OK2LA, HB0/DL3TU, R1CWC/8, OE/PA0SKP/P
CICERO 106 43 BCE
R1CWC/8, HB9IIV, R1CWC/8, HB0/DL4AAE/P, R1CWC/8, OK2LA, R1CWC/8, OE/PA0SKP/P, SM6TAJ, SM6/DF4XG, HG3ITU, HB0/DL3TU, SA2CIR, HB0/DL4AAE/P

K1IEE

SOCRATES 469 399 BCE
S58J, ON6PQ, CU2GC, R5ZZ, 2W0DAA, HA4ITU, EW3M, S58J, HA4ITU, DL60STATUT, YT90IARU, LY3X, YT90IARU, TM39GL, HB9FAI/P, CU2GC, OE5FBL
PLATO 428 347 BCE
GP0STH, DL60STATUT, 2W0DAA, HA4ITU, ON6PQ, HG4ITU, 2W0DAA, EW8M, HG3ITU, HA4ITU, IK7FPO, HB9FAI/P, CU2GC, OE5FBL
ARISTOTLE 384 322 BCE
2W0DAA, R5ZZ, HA4ITU, DL60STATUT, HG8ITU, OK2RRR, HG8ITU, DL60STATUT, EW8M, HG3ITU, EW8M, G4WQI, LZ130SAK, 2W0DAA, HG2ITU, OE5FBL, CU2GC, F5GPE
CICERO 106 43 BCE
DK65DARC, HA4ITU, DL65DARC, EW70UN, YT90IARU, OK2RRR, HG1ITU, DK0DW, DL60STATUT, G4WQI, LY3X, OE5FBL, DK65DARC, F5FPE

K3WWP

SOCRATES 469 399 BCE
LZ130SAK, ON4UN, SM5CAK, EI90IARU, LZ130SAK, HA3FTA, EI90IARU, LZ130SAK, ON4UN, DF60OVGZ, EI90IARU, LZ130SAK, EI90IARU, 9A4WY, HB0/DL5YM, OK1FTC, EI90IARU
PLATO 428 347 BCE
PF7DKW, HB0/DL5YM, LZ130SAK, HA3FTA, ON4UN, ON4UN, R201HY, S58N, LZ130SAK, IK4VFD, S57V, HB0/DL5YM, SM5CAK, G3UJE
ARISTOTLE 384 322 BCE
EI90IARU, EI90IARU, F5IN, S57V, OK1FTC, S51WO, OK1FTC, HB0/DL5YM, G3UJE, HA3FTA, S58N, IK4VFD, HA3FTA, R201HY, DL2DX, HB9TPT, OK1FTC, I2YEQ
CICERO 106 43 BCE
IQ2CJ, F5IN, IQ2CJ, I2YEQ, R201HY, S51WO, LZ130SAK, HB0/DL5YM, DF60OVGZ, 9A4WY, G3UJE, HB9TPT, F6CEL, OM3SEM

PA9CW

SOCRATES 469 399 BCE
OH2NOS/P, OH2NOS/P, UA3ECJ, OK1FRT/P, UA3ECJ, OK1FRT/P, UA3ECJ, OH2NOS/P, UA4ARF, HG6ITU, IT9MUO, UA3ECJ, IT9MUO, DL/HB9BIN/P, DL/HB9BIN/P, UA3ECJ, UA3ECJ
PLATO 428 347 BCE
OH2NOS/P, DL/HB9BIN/P, UA3ECJ, OK1FRT/P, OH2NOS/P, UA4ARF, OH2NOS/P, HA8ITU, UA3ECJ, IY4FGM, E73R, DL/HB9BIN/P, C31CT, E73R
ARISTOTLE 384 322 BCE
HG50IPA, OK1FRT/P, HG50IPA, SM7PXS, HG5ITU, OH2NOS/P, HG5ITU, DL/HB9BIN/P, E73R, E73R, HA8ITU, IY4FGM, E73R, OH2NOS/P, UE25R, DL/HB9BIN/P, C31CT, UE25R
CICERO 106 43 BCE
C31CT, HG50IPA, C31CT, UE25R, E73R, OH2NOS/P, OK1FRT/P, HG50IPA, HG6ITU, EA4FL/P, C31CT, DL/HB9BIN/P, CT9/EA5KA, HB9EWO/P

RW3AI

Socrates 469 399 BCE
SE6N, S53EO, RN4SC, UR5EFD, 9A1AA, 9A2TN, SE6N, SE6N, RN4SC, SE6N, 9A1AA, S53EO, 9A1AA, 9A2TN, OM3BA, RN4SC, SE6N
Plato 428 347 BCE
PA0CT, RA3AL/M, 9A1AA, 9A2TN, S53EO, RN4SC, 9A2TN, IZ8CCW, S53EO, LZ4AE, DL7GW, OM3BA, IZ8CCW, UR5EFD
Aristotle 384 322 BCE
9A1AA, UR5EFD, IZ8CCW, S53EO, PA0CT, OM3BA, PA0CT, RA3AL/M, UR5EFD, RA3AL/M, IZ8CCW, LZ4AE, RA3AL/M, 9A2TN, LY2CO, UX1IB, IZ8CCW, S53EO
Cicero 106 43 BCE
IZ8CCW, IZ8CCW, IZ8CCW, S53EO, RN4SC, OM3BA, 9A1AA, PA0CT, SE6N, YO4TL, OM3BA, UX1IB, PA0CT, LZ4AE

EA1KC

SOCRATES 469 399 BCE
S57V, OZ3PAX, EA5ATC, PA0QRP, OZ3PAX, HG1ITU, EA1XN, I1GIS, CT8/DL4KG, IK6JOT, YR94HM, OZ3PAX, DL/HB9BQU, HB9CBR/P, DL/HB9BQU, CT8/DL4KG, EA5ATC
PLATO 428 347 BCE
OZ3PAX, CT8/DL4KG, EA5ATC, EA5ATC, OZ3PAX, YR94HM, IK2SND, CT8/DL4KG, IV3TRK/88, 4O7TC, 4O7TC, M0BJL, 4O7TC, EA4EN
ARISTOTLE  384 322 BCE
EA4EN, IV3TRK, HG1ITU, IK2SND, IK6JOT, OT4A, OT4A, M0BJL, EA4EN, LZ130SA, IV3TRK/88, EA4EN, CU3AA, IW2MXE, EW2W, GB2LC, GB2LC, EA7HAA
CICERO 106 43 BCE
DL65DARC, I1GIS, CU3AA, G0EKP, G4PRL, 4O7TC, LZ130SA, G0EKP, DL65DARC, G4PRL, OZ3FI, GM0BKC, G4CLD, HB9EWO/P

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Partial attempts:


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

Soapbox:

PA0XAW
The letter “C” was difficult to catch this month.
Thanks again for a great challenge!

SM6DER
Have not had so much fun on the bands for a long time when chasing stations for the challange

K1IEE
Long challenge for me this month. Band conditions to EU very unpredictable. The letters E and B the hardest for me. Thanks to all 73 Dick

K3WWP
This was similar to a very exciting baseball game where you come to the bottom of the ninth inning trailing by many runs and either pull out a victory or fall just short. Although the first choice is the best, the second is exciting also. Well, I came down to October 30 needing 30 letters/numbers to master the challenge. 29 of those came easily with great conditions to Europe on all bands 17 through 10. One final C proved elusive though and as the bands faded out, I still needed the C. Later in the day I hoped 20 would come in good to Europe, but no luck, leaving me with 30 meters later or sometime the next day, the 31st. OK, I got on around 1330Z on the 31st and the upper bands were good again, but 15 and 10 were contest bound, leaving 17 and 12. Tried DF60DARC repeatedly on 17, never even got a ? from him. Found SM5COP on 12, not too strong, but he’s a great op I’ve worked several times, and I figured I could get him. However he was rag chewing with those he was working and I was getting impatient, so I looked around some more, then got a phone call I had to answer. When I came back SM5COP had faded pretty much into my noise, so I gave up on him. Finally I found F6CEL on 17, and called him. He answered someone else. When he finished, I called again and after many repeats he got my call correct after first having it as K3WPR. So my challenge was completed in the “bottom of the ninth”. Apologies to those in Europe who may not be familiar with all the baseball terms. How about a winning goal in extra time in soccer (football). That’s the same idea. Actually, had I been able to get on the bands more during the morning and afternoon and conditions would have been like they were on the 30th and 31st, this would have been a very easy challenge, but I couldn’t and don’t know if they were. I hope to check the bands during morning and afternoon each day during November hoping to run into a few days at least as good as those two in October. Nice to complete a challenge again after a couple rough months due to lack of on-air time with the great weather and outdoor activities.

PA9CW
Nice one, cu next month.
PA9CW, Tonnie

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