[SECC] 75th Anniversary Awards for QSOs in May 2013 with FOC Members
k4bai at att.net
Tue Jan 8 14:55:14 EST 2013
Please help FOC celebrate our 75th anniversary in May, 2013.
To commemorate this milestone the club is planning a month-long
operating event and we're hoping that you will make a special effort to
get on the air and spread the celebration.
The club has applied for permission to use the special callsign G75FOC
in May and we encourage the use of similar
special calls in the various parts of the UK, e.g. in Scotland the call
would be GS75FOC, in Wales it would be GC75FOC,
etc. We are also encouraging all members who hold "FOC" suffix calls,
e.g. W3FOC, VE6FOC, VQ5FOC, to use them in May and,
if possible, to make them available to other members in the appropriate
call areas to use during that month. (Roger, G3SXW has volunteered to
schedule an operating rota for G75FOC, but I'm sure he'd welcome someone
else to volunteer to handle this).
We’d like to have as many FOC calls on the air as many days as possible
because we're planning to issue a special FOC 75th Anniversary Award for
QSOs with members, and the FOC calls will be a big part of this. Points
will be awarded for QSOs and Art, KZ5D has designed a really nice
certificate that will be emailed to those who achieve various point levels.
Points will be earned as follows:
QSO with FOC member: 1 point QSO with FOC member: 1 point
QSO with non-member: 3 points QSO with FOC member lasting 10 minutes
or longer: 3 points
QSO with FOC suffix station: 5 points QSO with FOC suffix station: 5
QSO with G75FOC: 10 points QSO with G75FOC: 10 points
One QSO allowed per station per band. All bands are allowed but QSOs
must be CW, of course.
The award will be issued to stations in three levels: bronze for
obtaining 15 points, silver for 30 points and gold for 50 points.
Bob, G4HZV has volunteered to handle log submissions from non-members,
(and our usual no-log point totals from members), which will be sent to
a special email address: foc.75years at gmail.com. Art, KZ5D will send
those who qualify their certificates via email, which will also include
a few lines about the history of FOC. The club is also considering
awarding plaques to the member and non-member with the highest point
totals. (Of course, QSOs in May will still be eligible for all of the
usual awards such as Windle, etc).
Members who hold xxxFOC calls: please put them on the air as much as
possible and, if you're willing, allow others to use your xxxFOC call
when you're not. (You should schedule use of your own call to avoid
conflicts and to arrange any personal logging requirements). Logs from
these calls will be sent to Bob for cross-checking.
We will be sending a news release about the anniversary celebration to
ham publications and web sites and could use some translation help.
Members willing to translate the release and send it to publications in
non-English speaking countries should contact Ed, KR3E as soon as
possible. We will also publicise this event on the public section of
Other anniversary-related events may be held during 2013 and the
Committee would welcome any suggestions.
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