Archive - July 2011

Amateur Radio Maps

Amateur Radio World Prefix Maps

Amateur Radio World Prefix Map – Large

Map measures 39 inches x 27 inches (99.06 cm x 68.58 cm)

Printed on photo-quality coated paper to a very high standard.
Shipped rolled in a custom tube to ensure pristine condition upon arrival.
Prices are inclusive of Postage and include insurance.

Amateur Radio World Prefix Map – Medium

Map measures 36 inches x 24 inches (91.44 cm x 60.96 cm) Printed on photo-quality coated paper to a very high standard
Shipped rolled in a custom tube to ensure pristine condition upon arrival
Prices are inclusive of Postage and include insurance.

Custom Great Circle Map Centred on your Exact Location

These are TRULY CUSTOM made, these maps contain COUNTRY NAMES and their PREFIXES, and are centred on your exact location.

Everything is perfectly visible to enable you to position your antenna very quickly in the correct direction, they are produced and customised just for you.

All maps are inclusive of Postage and include insurance. – See below for details.

For further information I can be contacted via the”Contact us” link on our site

To see the full range of our Amateur Radio Maps and prices please click on the link or go to

IARU Contest – W-HQ-S Award….


GR2HQ Award

1.   UK HQ Club Challenge Award

This award is available once a year by participating in the IARU HF World Championship (July 9/10th 2011)

The object of the UK HQ Club Challenge is for all members of radio clubs to produce a Combined Club score by working the UK headquarters station GR2HQ on as many bands/modes as possible during the IARU HF Championship 2011 contest. Stations wishing to enter the IARU contest can add their score to the overall club score.

Whilst stations are encouraged to work any station active in the IARU event, only QSOs with GR2HQ will count for the UK HQ Club Challenge. Stations with limited band or mode capability are encouraged to operate from either a friend’s station or their local club station, whichever is appropriate to maximise their club’s overall score.

Date/Time : 1200UTC on Saturday 9th July 2011     until     1200UTC on Sunday 10th July 2011

Bands : 160m to 10m – excluding WARC bands

Modes : CW and SSB

Exchange : RS(T) + ITU Zone    [ all of the UK is in ITU Zone 27 ]

Sections: 1. Small Club or Group – up to three entries per club

2. Medium Club or Group – up to 9 entries per club

3. Large Club or Group – 10 or more entries per club

Frequencies: the usual HF contest frequencies – See the full IARU HF Championship contest rules at :

Scoring : One point per contact with GR2HQ – up to a maximum of 12 points (6 bands x 2 modes) per club member.

Entries: One club member should collate all the individual club member’s entries and produce a summary sheet of all QSOs which must be in Cabrillo or Excel format and must include each member’s name and callsign and their club or group name to be valid. This summary sheet should be sent by e-mail ( ) to Stewart GW0ETF who will do the log checking by 31st July 2011 (3 weeks after the contest).

Sorry – paper logs will not be accepted.

Awards: In each of the three sections listed above there are two UK HQ Club Challenge trophies which will be awarded to the club or group with the highest overall score in each of two geographical regions – the UK and Europe.

In the event of two or more clubs or groups having the same final points score, the group or club which achieves this score first during the 24 hours of the contest will be the winner.


2.   Award Certificates for working GR2HQ

Individual stations that contact GR2HQ on up to 12 band/mode slots will also be eligible for a special certificate issued by the GR2HQ team.

This is the 9th year that these award certificates have been available.

Bronze award certificate :        GR2HQ on three, four or five band/modes
Silver award certificate :          GR2HQ on six, seven or eight band/modes
Gold award certificate :            GR2HQ on nine, ten or eleven band/modes
Platinum award certificate :    GR2HQ on all twelve band/modes

W-HQ-S Award

From IARU HF Championship rules:
(…) To contact as many other amateurs, especially IARU member society HQ stations, around the world as possible using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands (…)


1. The award is issued by MK QTC (The Polish Radio Amateurs’ Journal)

2. The purpose of this award is to maximize contacts with
national IARU central stations all over the world, during the IARU HF
Championship (July, 9-10 2011 r.).

3. The award is issued in two classes: Basic, for having at least 10
contacts with the HQ stations, i.e. AO8HQ, DA0HQ, GB5HQ, EM7HQ, SN0HQ,
IU8HQ etc. Special, W-HQ-S Special Award, limited to top three
operators worldwide, for having the highest number of HQ stations
contacted during the Championship. Note: one HQ station counts per
band and per mode, up to 12 times i.e. 1.8MHz-CW, 1.8MHz-SSB,
3.5MHz-CW, 3.7MHz-SSB, 7MHz-CW, 7MHz-SSB, 14MHz-CW, 14MHz-SSB,
21MHz-CW, 21MHz-SSB, 28MHz-CW – 28MHz-SSB.

4. A list of valid contacts should be submitted within 30 days after
the Championship to the following address:

5. W-HQ-S Award may be issued in two formats: – High resolution print,
with the applicant’s individual call sign, original seal and Chief
Editor signature, for a fee of 5€ or $7 USD. The funds may be sent via
PayPal to: (award name and applicant’s call sign should be
included as a transaction note) – Electronic (JPG file) with call
signs of all winners, at no cost.

6. The award is available to SWL.

7. Operators unable to submit electronic applications may apply using
standard paper forms. The application and the fee should be sent to:
MK QTC, Suchacz-Zamek, PL-82340 Tolkmicko, Poland.

8. Any questions on the Award rules interpretation may be submitted


MC0SHL Qsl Cards being printed…….


Thanks to Tim MØURX (Qsl Manager) for the work he has done on the new MCØSHL Qsl Cards for Ramsey Island 2011.

Cards are being printed, please use MØURX OQRS system if you would like to received a card.
Please do not request a card if you don’t need it (think about the ‘Green’ issues!) or if you have already sent for one via the bureau.


Please do not request a card if you don’t need it (think about the ‘Green’ issues!) or if you have already sent for one via the bureau.

(tnx Janet Baxter for main qsl card image)

WFF Awards in the mail……..


After a short delay due to the trip to Ramsey Island, I am now back on top of Qsl Card and WFF Award issuing.

This week alone I have prepared and am ready to mail 54 various award certificates from GFF.

Thanks for all the support and requests and once more, please accept my apologies for the slight delay.