October 2016 challenge

 

Premise:

Construct the names and depths (in meters) of these European lakes:

HORNINGDALSVATNET 514
SALSVATNET 482
TINNSJA 460
MJOSA 449
LAGO DI COMO 410
LAGO MAGGIORE 370

The total number of ciphers and letters is 79. They are distributed as follows:

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A C D E G H I J L M N O R S T V
3 2 1 1 6 1 1 1 1 1 9 1 2 3 5 1 4 2 4 3 6 7 2 5 5 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 lakes and their depths.

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 lake and its depth.

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 October Challenge

Results:

RW3AI

HORNINGDALSVATNET 514
MD/HB9DST/P, OR5T, OR5T, SP1AEN, YO9AGI, SP1AEN, YO9AGI, SM5DAJ, SP1AEN, LX1NJ, SP1AEN, S57KV, SP1AEN, OR5T, LX1NJ, SP1AEN, OR5T, OR5T, SP1AEN, RL4A
SALSVATNET 482
SP1AEN, SM5DAJ, LX1NJ, SM5DAJ, S57KV, SM5DAJ, MD/HB9DST/P, LX1NJ, SP1AEN, MD/HB9DST/P, RL4A, EW8G, I2IFT
TINNSJA 460
I2IFT, YO9AGI, SV9RNG, SV9RNG, SM5DAJ, SM5DAJ, YO9AGI, LZ4AE, F6HKA, LA0CX
MJOSA 449
SM5DAJ, SM5DAJ, OR5T, MD/HB9DST/P, YO9AGI, LZ4AE, DK4AN, MD/HB9DST/P
LAGO DI COMO 410
RL4A, RL4A, YO9AGI, YO9AGI, SM5DAJ, I2IFT, LA0CX, YO9AGI, SM5DAJ, OZ1IKW, DK4AN, SP1AEN, LA0CX
LAGO MAGGIORE 370
RL4A, RL4A, EW8G, OZ1IKW, MD/HB9DST/P, LZ4AE, EW8G, SV9RNG, I2IFT, DL9JSO, OR5T, LZ4AE, G3MCK, S57KV, PA0O

PA9CW

HORNINGDALSVATNET 514
HB9EWO/P, MW/OK1CZ/P, HB9CBR/P, IK0DWN, IK5PWQ, DL1NKS, GM0GAV/P, DJ9MH/P, HB9BAB/P, YO/HA8LLH, SP9YFF/P, HB9/DJ5AV/P, EA5/F5UKL/P, OK1FRT/P, SN4KIDS, EH3WRC, HB9/F5HTR/P, F5LKW/P, YP1WFF/P, G4WQI
SALSVATNET 482
LZ1DS, LZ2JA, OK1MLP/P, M/WK2S, OK1DVM/P, OE/HB9AGO/P, SE2T, IK2SND, HB9EBC, PI9TP, OT4A, F8BBL/P, EA2WX/P
TINNSJA 460
IW2HTH/P, F/HB9IIO/P, IQ1NM, OZ4UN, US7IM, DJ2MX/P, EA7RCK, DF4XX, SQ670BY, II0REX
MJOSA 449
DL3AMB, G0RQJ/P, OK1DVM/P, OH2NOS/P, HB9AFI/P, GB4NUK, 4O7TC, HB9BQU/P
LAGO DI COMO 410
F5PLR/P, IK6BAK, IZ1KGK, LZ2OQV/1, OK2BDF/P, I1ULJ, HB9CBR/P, YO6EX/P, EM25M, OK1PL, HG44FY, LA1ENA/P, DG500BIER
LAGO MAGGIORE 370
LZ2CW, EA4/DK1IO/P, OE5GYL, IZ5OVP, SM3CUA, HA5AEK, OK1XGL/P, UT5XG, HB9BIN/P, OE5EEP/P, UR9QW, EW6F, EH3RV, YU7XX/P, DL/PA0HRM/P

PA0XAW

HORNINGDALSVATNET 514
HB9AFI/P, SO9TA/P, OT40METRO, HB9BIN/P, HB9AFI/P, HB9BIN/P, GM0GAV/P, DL1DXA/P, GM0GAV/P, DL1DXA/P, SO9TA/P, GM0GAV/P, GM0GAV/P, SO9TA/P, MM/PA0INA/P, OT40METRO, SO9TA/P, F5IYJ, IX1IHR/P, OT40METRO
SALSVATNET 482
MD/HB9DST/P, SO9TA/P, DL1DXA/P, MD/HB9DST/P, GM0GAV/P, SO9TA/P, OT40METRO, MM/PA0INA/P, OT40METRO, OT40METRO, OT40METRO, F8VOL, EA2WX/P
TINNSJA 460
OT40METRO, HB9AFI/P, I5QNJ, I5QNJ, SO9TA/P, F5IYJ, HB9AFI/P, II4BBE, F6IJU, GM0GAV/P
MJOSA 449
GM0GAV/P, F5IYJ, SO9TA/P, SN164FF, HB9AFI/P, SN164FF, SN164FF, SO9TA/P
LAGO DI COMO 410
F8VOL, EA2WX/P, GM0GAV/P, OT40METRO, DL1DXA/P, IX1IHR/P, HB9CBR/P, OT40METRO, OT40METRO, OT40METRO, II4BBE, IX1IHR/P, GM0GAV/P
LAGO MAGGIORE 370
F8VOL, EA2WX/P, DK0GUB, OT40METRO, GM0GAV/P, DL1DXA/P, GM0GAV/P, GM0GAV/P, IX1IHR/P, F8VOL, OT40METRO, EA2WX/P, EH3WRC, CT7/GM0GAV/P, OT40METRO

K1IEE

HORNINGDALSVATNET 514
GB16NH, S51WO, IV3RJH, SN670BY, IV3RJH, DM2GYN, GB16NH, DM2GYN, HA8GZ, LZ935MWC, SN160BY, IV3RJH, HA8GZ, HA9RT, GB16NH, E74A, IU4DTV, LZ935MWC, GB16NH, HG44FY
SALSVATNET 482
SN670BY, 9A702YM, LZ935MWC, S51WO, IV3RJH, 9A702YM, F2YT, GB16NH, E74A, F2YT, HG44FY, HA8GZ, DM2GYN
TINNSJA 460
IU4DTV, IV3RJH, SN670BY, DM2GYN, S51WO, IV3RJH, E74A, HG44FY, GB16NH, SN670BY
MJOSA 449
LZ935MWC, IV3RJH, S51WO, SN670BY, HA2SB, E74A, E74A, LZ935MWC
LAGO DI COMO 410
OH1LWZ/M, HA2SB, GB16NH, OH1LWZ/M, DM2GYN, IQ2CJ, LZ935MWC, OH1LWZ/M, LZ935MWC, MI0VKO, HG44FY, GB16NH, SN670BY
LAGO MAGGIORE 370
OH1LWZ/M, E74A, HG44FY, OM50CND, DM2GYN, CT7AEQ, HG44FY, DM2GYN, IQ2CJ, OM50CND, IV3RJH, DF3ZE/P, LZ935MWC, SN670BY, SK70BG

EA1KC

HORNINGDALSVATNET 514
DP6HSC, GM0GCO, AN400R, AN400V, AN400I, AN400V, GB4DUK, DM4BFB, AN400V, LZ2LP, S59AA, AN400V, AN400V, YT9M, AN400R, EA4RU, YT9M, S59AA, EA1XN, AN400V
SALSVATNET 482
S59AA, AN400R, LZ2LP, DP6HSC, AN400V, AN400R, TM77X, AN400R, EA4RU, TM77X, AN400V, F8NUH, OK2COU
TINNSJA 460
DJ2TI, AN400I, AN400I, AN400I, DP6HSC, DJ2TI, EA4RU, AN400R, DP6HSC, AN400V
MJOSA 449
YT9M, DJ2TI, GM0GCO, SN4KIDS, EA4RU, AN400R, EA4RU, YT9M
LAGO DI COMO 410
LZ2LP, S59AA, GB4DUK, OK2COU, DM4BFB, DJ2TI, DP6HSC, OK2COU, YT9M, OK2COU, EA4RU, EA1XN, AN400V
LAGO MAGGIORE 370
LZ2LP, S59AA, GM0GCO, OK2COU, DM4BFB, S59AA, GM0GCO, GM0GCO, DJ2TI, 4O7TZ, AN400R, AN400E, CU3AK, TM77X, AN400V

HA4FY

HORNINGDALSVATNET 514
HB9AGO, HB9AGO, DM166RRV, SN4KIDS, SN4KIDS, SN4KIDS, HB9AGO, SN4KIDS, HB9AGO, LY3X, SN4KIDS, DM166RRV, HB9AGO, OK2BTK, G4LNA, DJ9IE, OK2BTK, S51RU, DM166RRV, SN4KIDS
SALSVATNET 482
SN4KIDS, G4LNA, LY3X, SN4KIDS, DM166RRV, G4LNA, OK1FRT, G4LNA, DJ9IE, OK1FRT, SN4KIDS, TM8VG, OK2BTK
TINNSJA 460
TM8VG, SN4KIDS, ON/PA7ZEE, ON/PA7ZEE, SN4KIDS, DJ9IE, ON/PA7ZEE, G4HWK, DM166RRV, DL30EUDXF
MJOSA 449
DM166RRV, DJ9IE, HB9AGO, S51RU, ON/PA7ZEE, G4HWK, G4LNA, HB9AGO
LAGO DI COMO 410
G4LNA, HB9CGA, HB9AGO, OK2BTK, SN4KIDS, DJ9IE, HB9CGA, OK2BTK, DM166RRV, OK1FRT, G4LNA, DM166RRV, DL30EUDXF
LAGO MAGGIORE 370
G4LNA, HB9CGA, G4HWK, OK1FRT, TM8VG, II5ALL, G4HWK, G4LNA, DJ9IE, ON/PA7ZEE, DM166RRV, ON/PA7ZEE, LY3X, ON/PA7ZEE, EN90W

All the above get a certificate and participation point.

Partial attempts:

EA1XN

HORNINGDALSVATNET 514
HA8GZ, OK2KJU, S52R, AN400A, IZ4GSC, AN400A, HA8GZ, DP65HSC, HA8GZ, LY2PX, S52R, S57V, HA8GZ, EA3DT, AN400C, EA3DT, EA3DT, S52R, EA1KC, AN400A
SALSVATNET 482
S52R, AN400A, LY2PX, IZ4GSC, S57V, AN400A, 4O7TC, AN400C, EA3DT, 4O7TC, AN400A, HA8GZ, OK2KJU
TINNSJA 460
-, IZ4GSC, AN400V, AN400V, IZ4GSC, OK2KJU, AN400A, IZ4GSC, DP65HSC, AN400A

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

Soapbox:

K1IEE:
Another great EU challenge. Band conditions continue to fluctuate, 20M still best place to be for DX. Thanks to all 73 Dick

EA1KC:
RIGS: Yaesu FT817 & Ten Tec Argonaut 515
KEYS: Old marine key & old WWII german key
ANTS: Levy & LW 41 m long

HA4FY:
As a newcomer to NAQCC, I received my membership a few days ago, so only two days left to try how it works. But it’s great fun! I managed to accomplish the challenge using my home made monoband QRP TRX. I’m afraid being addicted.

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