September 2017 Challenge

 

Premise:

Construct the names of these European towns, the number of stations and the length in kilometers of their metro system:

London 270 402
Moscow 206 346
Rotterdam 62 78
Prague 61 65
Bilbao 48 49
Budapest 52 38
Lausanne 14 6

The total number of ciphers and letters is 80. They are distributed as follows:

0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  A  B  C  D  E  G  I  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U  W
3  2  5  2  5  2  6  2  3  1  6  3  1  3  4  1  1  3  2  4  6  2  3  3  3  3  1

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 towns, the number of stations and the length of their metro system.

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 the names of these European towns, the number of stations and the length of its metro system.

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 September Challenge

Results:

RW3AI

London 270 402
OF2YL, OF2YL, RN4W, DL6KVA, OF2YL, RN4W, OF2YL, OG7O, OF100FI/0, RN4W, OF100FI/0, OF2YL
Moscow 206 346
OH2PM, OF100FI/0, SM0T, OH2LZC, OF100FI/0, RN4W, OH2PM, OF100FI/0, DL6KVA, UA3AGW, RN4W, DL6KVA
Rotterdam 62 78
RN4W, OG7O, SM0T, SM0T, SE6W, RN4W, DL6KVA, DL6KVA, OH2PM, SE6W, OH2PM, OG7O, OH8TU
Prague 61 65
OH2PM, RL4A, DL6KVA, OG7O, UA3AGW, SE6W, SE6W, OF100FI/0, RA6CA, 5Q6EE
Bilbao 48 49
LB8DC, OF100FI/0, OF2YL, LB8DC, UA3AGW, OG7O, RL4A, OH8TU, RL4A, IT9VDQ
Budapest 52 38
UA3RBP, UA3AGW, R7DE, UA3AGW, OH2PM, R7DE, SM0T, OH8TU, 5Q6EE, OH2LZC, UA3AGW, LB8DC
Lausanne 14 6
DL6KVA, UA3AGW, SM2U, SE6W, UA3AGW, RN4AO, RN4AO, R7DE, OF100FI/0, RN4AO, RA6CA

EA1KC

London 270 402
OE5PGL, OE5PGL, R20VRN, IK5SRD, OE5PGL, R20VRN, 9A/S52CU, UX7IW, LZ100SK, EB4IC, LZ100SK, 9A/S52CU
Moscow 206 346
OF2KM, OF2KM, IK5SRD, EB4IC, OF2KM, UX7IW, OF2KM, LZ100SK, HF160MD, SO3O, EB4IC, HF160MD
Rotterdam 62 78
HB9CBR, SO3O, HG14HST, HG14HST, EB4IC, HB9CBR, IK5SRD, YU1XA, OF2KM, SM6NT, OF2KM, UX7IW, F8EKR
Prague 61 65
OE5PGL, IK5SRD, YU1XA, OE5PGL, UX7IW, EB4IC, SM6NT, LZ1IF, DL6KMR, OE5PGL
Bilbao 48 49
EB4IC, UX7IW, OE5PGL, EB4IC, 9A/S52CU, SO3O, HG14HST, F8EKR, HG14HST, HB9CBR
Budapest 52 38
HB9CBR, UX7IW, OK/DL8DXL, 9A/S52CU, OE5PGL, OE5PGL, IK5SRD, OY1CT, OE5PGL, R20VRN, SO3O, OK/DL8DXL
Lausanne 14 6
LZ1IF, II9IABA, YU1XA, 9A/S52CU, II9IABA, EA1XN, EA1XN, OE5PGL, LZ1IF, GX4AAX, DL6KMR

PA9CW

London 270 402
LZ1ZF, OH/R3CW, OE/HB9BIN/P, HB9DQM/P, OE/HB9BIN/P, OE5EIN/P, DJ2MX/P, EG7SDC, YT800YU, DL4TO/P, UE70AAA, HG2DX
Moscow 206 346
OK/OM3CUG/P, OK3EQ/P, US5WAF, EH1SDC, OK1FRT/P, GW0EVV/P, YU2M/P, DL0ANA, DL6FBK/P, OH3D, DL4VS, SM6NT
Rotterdam 62 78
UX1RX, HB9AGO/P, SQ9TA/P, YT9M, HB9EKO/P, EM1325R, DL2JES, LZ1FAX, HB9DBM/P, OE6KYG/P, OK2BDF/P, SM7FSK/P, OH8WR
Prague 61 65
IQ9QV/P, UR5WX, EA5BYP, EG5VCE, EU1KY, HB9CEX/P, F6HBI/P, EG1SDC, 9A6CW/P, DL5LCR
Bilbao 48 49
HB9DAX, II4ENG, LZ100SK, OK2HBY/P, UA4PAQ, OK2BWB/P, RZ4AG, YT800YU, 9A4W, RW9JZ
Budapest 52 38
HB9BAB/P, YU7AE/P, DJ1YFK, SP9MA/P, OK1DO/P, II0ENG, S5100PAX, YT5FD/P, SM5CCE, OK2VWB/P, RA3AV/P, II8IHBC
Lausanne 14 6
YL2BR, YU1CA/P, OE/OM2JU/P, S59AA, UA6J, IO3ENG, OE5DIN/P, DL2HRE, UA1ZZ, OK/G4OBK/P, DL6JZ/P

K1IEE

London 270 402
F6ARL, OZ4JU, IO3ENG, GI4DOH, OZ4JU, IO3ENG, EM132HR, S57MA, SC40VIC, OZ4JU, SC40VIC, EM132HR
Moscow 206 346
SM5COP, IO3ENG, SM5COP, SM5COP, IO3ENG, HB9TNW, I2WEQ, SL40VIC, F6ARL, IO3ENG, OZ4JU, F6ARL
Rotterdam 62 78
F6ARL, GI4DOH, HB9TNW, HB9TNW, IO3ENG, F6ARL, GI4DOH, F6ARL, SM5COP, F6HKA, I2WEQ, S57MA, HA8VV
Prague 61 65
SM5COP, EM132HR, F6ARL, IO3ENG, OZ4JU, IO3ENG, F6HKA, EM132HR, ON6PQ, SM5COP
Bilbao 48 49
HB9TNW, IO3ENG, F6ARL, HB9TNW, S57MA, GI4DOH, GI4DOH, HA8VV, GI4DOH, HB9TNW
Budapest 52 38
OK2BQX, OZ4JU, DL0GRH/P, S57MA, SM5COP, EM132HR, SM5COP, II2FIST, SM5COP, II2FIST, IO3ENG, IK8LPZ
Lausanne 14 6
SL40VIC, HA8VV, UR4EZ, S57MA, HA8VV, HB9TNW, HB9TNW, EM132HR, EM132HR, SC40VIC, ON6PQ

All the above get a certificate and two participation points.

Partial attempts:


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

Soapbox:

EA1KC
RIGs : FT817 & Argonaut 515 (retouched)
ANTs : Lèvy & LW (both and their transmatches, home made)
KEYs : Old german WWII & Vibroplex and Ariston keys with homemade electronic keyers.
BANDS : 7,14,18 MHz

K1IEE
Another great challenge. Trying to match my operating time with good band conditions was very difficult for me this month.
Thanks to all 73 Dick

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