2013 IARU HF Championship Contest.


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 ! 

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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.