Every year the IARU (International Amateur Radio Union) holds an international amateur radio contest organised by the ARRL.
The contest is usually held on the second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1200 UTC Sunday (July 13-14, 2013). Both Single and Multi operator stations may operate the entire 24-hour period. Detailed information can be found on the ARRL IARU HF Championship website.
The objective of this contest is for radio amateurs to contact as many other radio amateurs, and especially IARU member society HQ stations, around the world using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands, by Morse (CW) and Voice (SSB).
GR2HQ is the callsign being used by the UK Headquarters Station. This the callsign of the team which represents the RSGB and UK amateurs.
This intention behind this website is to provide information specific to the GR2HQ entry, how and when to work the station, the awards available to those contacting the station,and of course QSL information.
2013 is the Centenary of the RSGB, an organisation that played a major part in the IARU and of course the early days of radio communications.
Click here to see more information about Awards and how to request your Qsl Card from GR2HQ!
Please remember, we DO NOT NEED YOUR QSL CARD, please DO NOT SEND IT !
Every QSO counts ! Including yours !