Green Day Award available now!

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Dont forget that this Saturday is World ‘Green Day’.

I shall be active from the reference number ‘GFF-111’ (new!) which is located on the eastern tip of the UK near the Humber estuary. I will be operating on 40 and 80m SSB only, using Yaesu FT897D running barefoot into dipoles with feedpoint at 12M above ground. Callsign will be MØOXO’.
As well as GFF-111, there are also three Lighthouses that can be claimed from out location. All details will be on the Qsl cards but all reference numbers for the activity can be found here for those requiring them.
The new ‘Green Day Award’ is also now available so have a look at the rules before the weekend and hope you may be able to achieve it. The Award can be claimed now for 2009 and then 2010 claims can be made after the event this coming weekend.
Good luck to all the teams for their activities for ‘Green Day’, we hope to meet you on the bands!

Green Day WorldWide Award

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LET’S SAVE THE GREEN PLANET EARTH”

UK & IRELAND FLORA FAUNA

GREEN DAY WORLDWIDE AWARD (GDWW)





You must work/hear/activate 20 WFF reference numbers, conditions below apply:-


1) Work/hear/activate 17 WFF reference numbers.

(All 17 contacts must be at a WFF location ).


AND


2) Work/hear/activate 3 WFF reference numbers

(All 3 must be worked/heard/activated on ‘Green Day‘ )

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remember******All 20 of the contacts must be made in the same year as ‘Green Day’ occurs


(e.g’s – If the 3 ‘Green Day’ stations you are claiming are from
Green Day 2009 (13th June 2009)
then the other 17 contacts must also be made anytime during 2009,

If the 3 ‘Green Day’ stations you are claiming are from
Green Day 2010 (12th June 2010)
then the other 17 contacts must also be made at some point during 2010.)

 

Band / Mode endorsements on request

*** It is hoped that from 2011, a different GDWW Certificate will be available each Year ***

 

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The Claimant does not have to produce Qsl Cards to claim the Award but all the contacts

must be shown in the log

search at http://www.ew4dx.org/WFFsearch.html .

(If you are not in the LogSearch and think you should be, please contact me by email).

 

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The Award is free of charge but I do ask that the amount below is paid to cover cost

of postage and hard backed envelope :


€6.00 Euro

** If you wish to use IRC’s instead of the above, then the IRC’s

must be the ‘new’ IRC’s with Expiry 2013 (sample below).

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IRC’s with ‘Expiry 2009’ will no longer be accepted.

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Please send EW4DX GCR List and above fee to Award Manager:-

Charles R. Wilmott

60 Church Hill,

Royston,

Barnsley,

South Yorkshire

ENGLAND S71 4NG

OR

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Check out the other Awards available from the GFF Team : Click Name to learn more


GFF World Flora Fauna (GFF III) Award Class III – Bronze

GFF World Flora Fauna (GFF II) Award Class II – Silver

GFF World Flora Fauna (GFF I) Award Class I – Gold

GFF Explorer Of Nature (ENA) Award

GFF Honour Roll (HRA) Award

LET’S SAVE THE GREEN PLANET EARTH”

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This area will be activated as part of ‘Green Day’ on 12th June 2010.
Please check back later for a report on the trip.
See also ‘Green Day’ for more detailed information on the trip.

GR2HQ – IARU

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Qsl information – click here

GR2HQ Log Search – click here

(GR2HQ status –
see bottom of page)


History:

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 www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championship .

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
Silver
award: GR2HQ on six band/modes
Gold
award: GR2HQ on nine band/modes
Platinum
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:

http://www.gr2hq.com/awards1.htm



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 (Qrz.com) 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.



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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.

01/08/2010
– 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!

07/09/2010
– 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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I am currently working on this page, please return later – thanks.

Green Day

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LET’S SAVE THE GREEN PLANET EARTH”

(GreenDay 2011 click here)
(GreenDay 2010 see below)

GREEN DAY” 2010 will, for the GFF team come from the Spurn Point Nature Reserve in East Yorkshire, England. It is an all time new activation for WFF with reference ”GFF-111”. Callsign will be ‘MØOXO’.
Scroll to bottom of this page for all relevant information.

Spurn Point (or Spurn Head as it is also known) is a narrow sand spit on the tip of the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England that reaches into the North Sea and forms the north bank of the mouth of the Humber estuary.

It is over 3 miles (4.8Km) long, almost half the width of the estuary at that point, and as little as 5 yards (4-6M) wide in places.

The southernmost tip is known as Spurn Head or Spurn Point and is the home to an RNLI lifeboat station and disused lighthouse.

Spurn’s fragile but unique location means that there are many different communities of plants living side by side. Many of the plants at Spurn have adapted to live in this quite hostile environment. The island’s sand dunes are a good place to find Sea Buckthorn and Marram Grass, species which help to stabilise and bind the dunes together through their root systems. You can also find Sea Holly which grows on dunes especially where the sand is moving around – these are plants designed to retain moisture.

The island is on a north-south-east-west axis for passing birds, resulting in some real oddities that land on Spurn out of the blue. In August and September bird watchers can spot Wheatear, Whinchat, Redstart, and Spotted Flycatchers. Many wading birds like to feed on the mudflats, where they probe for worms and other creatures. Look out for Dunlin, Redshank and Curlews.


Spurn Point Qso information

LAT : 53.34.31 N

LNG : 0.06.33 E

LOC : JO Ø3 BO

NGR : TA 41153 11282

WAB : TA-41

Lighthouses :

Spurn Head (old) : A2424X

Spurn Head (high) : A2424Y

Spurn Head (low) : A2425X


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LET’S SAVE THE GREEN PLANET EARTH”



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June 2010 is the four year anniversary of the European PSK Club (EPC). Throughout June, EPC members will celebrate the cispskoccasion by being on air using a wide range of special call signs, each appropriate to their own particular Country but also sharing in the joint theme of the EPC event. The Stations will be easily recognisable and prominent on the bands, the majority having the suffix «EPC» but watch out for other variants such as «PSK» and maybe more!

Stations will be on air as much as possible during the month and will be using various PSK modes of transmission. Of course different bands will also be targeted and whilst we are in the thick of the «Sporadic E Season», it will be a great opportunity for us to work each other on the higher bands as well. The intention of the event from members is not only to highlight the EPC programme but also to encourage other operators onto the air and maybe even to aid them into becoming members of the Biggest Digital Ham Radio Club in the World!

The «EPC Celebration 2010» will also have its own series of Awards. Not only will the stations have the special call signs and QSL cards, they will also have new EPC numbers allocated which again make them eligible for the current award series, as well as the existing EPC numbers of the operators of the stations too.

It would appear that so far we have in excess of 30 DXCC countries who have announced their intentions to be on air with the special EPC call signs and it would be so good if we could have more! The list of the announced EPC Club & Special Event Stations which will be operating in honour of the 4th Anniversary of the European PSK Club from 1st to 30th June, 2010 is available at this page.

Operator : MØOXO (EPC #3695)

Callsign : GBØPSK (EPC #11475)


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June 2010 is the four year anniversary of the European PSK Club (EPC). Throughout June, EPC members will celebrate the occasion by being on air using a wide range of special call signs, each appropriate to their own particular Country but also sharing in the joint theme of the EPC event. The Stations will be easily recognisable and prominent on the bands, the majority having the suffix «EPC» but watch out for other variants such as «PSK» and maybe more!

Stations will be on air as much as possible during the month and will be using various PSK modes of transmission. Of course different bands will also be targeted and whilst we are in the thick of the «Sporadic E Season», it will be a great opportunity for us to work each other on the higher bands as well. The intention of the event from members is not only to highlight the EPC programme but also to encourage other operators onto the air and maybe even to aid them into becoming members of the Biggest Digital Ham Radio Club in the World!

The «EPC Celebration 2010» will also have its own series of Awards. Not only will the stations have the special call signs and QSL cards, they will also have new EPC numbers allocated which again make them eligible for the current award series, as well as the existing EPC numbers of the operators of the stations too.

It would appear that so far we have in excess of 30 DXCC countries who have announced their intentions to be on air with the special EPC call signs and it would be so good if we could have more! The list of the announced EPC Club & Special Event Stations which will be operating in honour of the 4th Anniversary of the European PSK Club from 1st to 30th June, 2010 is available at this page.

Qsl Card influx imminent!

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Brace yourselves guys!

DARC (German Qsl Bureau) have just announced they intend to start playing ‘catch-up’ with the Qsl cards they have to send for their contest station ‘DR1A’.

They report ””But now, the time has finally come to send out those cards for the 100,000 QSO’s we made over the last years”.

Its happy days for all those Qsl Managers out there!

T31X – Pacific Dxpedition cancelled

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From the team’s spokesman –

We apologize to the world radioamateur community – for the reasons
independent of us, we are not able to carry out the expedition. On the 25th of May at 10 p.m. local time the engine of our ship “Southern Cross” fell out, when we were in 120 nm from Kanton Island.
The captain Paul Green decided to turn the ship and go back to the port of Apia, Samoa under sails. Such decision was determined by the fact that the entry to the Kanton`s cove without engines would be impossible and the repair of engine in the ocean is impossible too.

The way to Apia, Samoa will take approximately 8-10 days with favorable wind under sails. The food and water must suffice.Our main task at the moment is to come back safe to Apia.

(Click Logo above to be directed to their website).