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(GR2HQ status –
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The UK Headquarters team will again be active in the IARU Championships this year (2010). This is the 8th year that the team has taken part in the contest ‘nationwide’ using several calls over those years such as GB5HQ, GB7HQ and new for this year ‘’GR2HQ’’, a new and unique prefix. This year the team has expanded to include more than 60 experienced contest operators, operating simultaneously from 16 locations around the UK. The main 20M stations are in Northern Ireland and Orkney Islands. Other stations are on the Isle of Man, the Midlands, East Anglia, Wales and Somerset etc.

Who can work who? :

All UK Stations are encouraged to work other HQ stations and other IARU stations in addition to working the UK HQ station. The full rules of the IARU HF Championships can be found at .

Qsl’s, Awards and Sponsorship:

GR2HQ team is sponsored by Martyn Lynch & Sons and Icom UK give their financial support towards the Website, Qsl printing and also the new Trophies that are available this year.

There are several Awards available again this year. This award is available to any licensed radio amateur who makes contacts with GR2HQ during the IARU HF World Championship contest on 10-11 July 2010 on a minimum number of bands/modes (maximum is 12 :
i.e. 6 on CW and 6 on SSB)

Bronze award: GR2HQ on three band/modes
award: GR2HQ on six band/modes
award: GR2HQ on nine band/modes
award: GR2HQ on all twelve band/modes

In addition to the usual paper awards, there are 3 new attractive trophies on offer for the ‘UK HQ Club Challenge’. This is for Clubs, groups or individuals to make a concerted effort to try and work GR2HQ on as many bands as possible. Details on Trophies will appear here in the coming weeks.

How to apply for the Awards:

How to apply for the Qsl’s:

Qsl Cards for this year’s event are via me, Charles MØOXO. Please note, I am the Manager only for ‘GR2HQ’! All previous calls such as GB5HQ & GB7HQ must go via their original Manager ( and NOT by me. I have no Qsl Cards for the old callsigns so please do not ask me for them.

Qsl Cards can be applied for Direct or via the RSGB Bureau. To cut the bureau time in half, I encourage you to request the card via email.

Qsl requests info: click here.

Questions? Email me here.


12/07/2010 – Qsl Cards not yet ordered from the Printer. I am awaiting Log verifications from the various teams to
establish which DXCC/WAB/LOC they were in before I can apply for LOTW certificates too. Please
be patient and as soon as the Logs are sent to me I will report my progress here. Any concerns or
questions pls send me an email, no problem.

– Position as above remains unchanged. Card design sent to GR2HQ team for checking, LOTW still
pending, awaiting logs from team.

07/08/2010 – LOTW uploads complete.

12/08/2010 – Cards designed and with Printer, eta 3 to 4 weeks.

17/08/2010GR2HQ Logsearch available tnx to Clublog!

– Qsl Cards en-route from Printer.

17/09/2010 – GR2HQ cards arrived. Processed 150 Direct which will hit
Royal Mail on Monday 20th September.

Cards now processed as soon as they arrive they arrive.

73 de Charles MØOXO

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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.