December on the radio

G4UDU Phil

Here is something to keep you occupied on the radio

Its all in the UK but harder than it first looks due to the daily changing propagation - work all the stations on each of the modes - or just choose to do maybe one mode.

I am starting with CW & SSB and I may do data depending on the RTTY and PSK activity

Bronze award is not to challenging - I am up to 22 slots and we are still on day 2 and we have till the end of December

Phil G4UDU

RSGB Transatlantic Centenary Tests – Rules

1. The historic call signs activated by RSGB members and Clubs are:

2. Activating stations will call “CQ TCT” or alternatively “CQ Transatlantic Centenary” on phone.

3. A QSO with a special callsign will be valid for awards on three different modes:

  • CW
  • Phone
  • Digital (any RTTY, PSK, FT8 or FT4 QSO)

this will apply on each band:

160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m & 10m

The maximum number of qualifying QSOs, for award purposes, with each special callsign will be 26; that is 8 SSB, 9 CW and 9 Digital.

QSOs with a special station will be worth 1 QSO point for each unique band/slot.

4. All QSOs must be made between 00:00 UTC 1 December 2022 and 23:59 UTC 31 December 2022.

5. Worked all UK Special Stations Awards will be available:

a. Basic – at least one QSO with each of the UK & CD stations
b. Bronze – 50 QSO points
c. Silver – 100 QSO points
d. Gold – 150 QSO points
e. Platinum – 200 QSO points

6. Special awards

The Top Scorer in the UK and the Top Scorer Internationally will each be awarded a trophy.