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Spelling Bee Huge Success

Spelling Bee Huge Success

We are currently deep into our log analysis for the 2020 North Carolina QSO Party. The deadline for log submission was March 16 and we started auditing logs the next day. Since St. Patrick’s Day was basically a bust this year, thanks to Mr. Covid-19, what better way to self-quarantine than to review the exciting results of this year’s contest. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like we will have set a new record for participation.
This year’s Bonus was our TARHEEL Spelling Bee. Special event callsigns were issued: N4T / N4A / N4R / N4H / N4E / W4E / N4L. And our special event/Bonus Ops did a fantastic job of staying on the air throughout the contest to make it very possible for stations to achieve a clean sweep of all 7. Previous spelling bee challenges were quite popular, but we didn’t expect the amazing response to this year’s bonus challenge. 77 stations have qualified for a Clean Sweep, having successfully completed QSO’s with all 7 of our TARHEEL Bonus Stations. These Operators will receive a special certificate as well as a commemorative coffee cup in recognition of their achievement. Certificates will be going out via email in the next two to three weeks. Coffee Cups must be special ordered and will take longer to deliver, but rest assured they will be on their way as soon as possible.
A listing of stations qualifying for the Clean Sweep are listed below. If for some reason, you don’t see your callsign listed, and you believe that you should have qualified, please contact me directly, Marc Sullivan W4MPS – w4mps[@]nc.rr.com. I will be more than happy to double check your log submission.
A big thanks to all who chased our Bonus Stations and congratulations to those who were able to achieve a clean sweep. Well done by all.
Our priority right now is completion of our log audits, so that we can post the results of NCQP 2020 as soon as possible. Thanks for another great North Carolina QSO Party.
73,
Marc, W4MPS
NCQP Logs Manager

North Carolina QSO Party 2020
Spelling Bee Clean Sweeps
Stations Qualifying:

AA4TI K9CW NE4TN W4SPR AC4MC K9GDF NJ2OM W4VG
AC6ZM KA5VZG NO2C W4YK AD8J KI6RRN OM2VL W5TM
DL3DXX KJ4AOM VE3AQ W5UAA K0VBU KM4FO VE3FP W8BZY
K1RO KM4JAK VE3KP W8CAR K2NPN KN4JN VE9AA W8EWH
K2SSS KU8E W0BH W8PI K3MAW LY5W W0PI W8TM
K3TN N1SOH W0YJT W9LW K3WJV N2CU W0ZQ W9QL
K3ZGA N4ARO W1CTN WA3AAN K4AMC N4CAP W1END WA4GQG
K4BAI N4DPM W1WBB WB8WKQ K4BYN N4UU W2AAB WB9CIF
K4MN N8II W3RGA WV4P K4VBM N8VV W3WHK K4ZGB N9NM W4EE
K8RGI/4 NA2X W4MLN AC0W K0BAK WB9HFK