USKA Call, c/o Andreas Thiemann
Special award programme "600th birthday of Nicolas of Fle", patron saint of canton Obwalden (OW) and of Switzerland.
Nicolas of Fleis the patron saint of the Canton Obwalden (OW) and of Switzerland. This award program has been established by the Board of USKA (www.uska.ch). The final date for making an application for the award is 30th June 2018. Requests for theaward have to be sent toHB600NVF@uska.ch.
All licensed radio amateurs are invited to participate in this award program. The organizers of the award program are not responsible for actions or no actions of award participants if two-way contacts with them were not confirmed on the USKA award log.
This award program is not a contest. There is no separate numbering of the certificates/awards for any specific modes.
Requirements: You need 600 points to earn the award.
1. Dates of activity: between 00:00 UTC on 1st January and 23:59 UTC on 31th December 2017.
2. The two-way contacts count for QSO when made on any HF/VHF band, any mode (CW, Phone, DIGI).
3. Duplicated QSOs count as long as a different band and / or mode is used.
4, All digital contacts (RTTY, JT65, PSK31, PSK63 etc) count for DIGI only one time per each band.
Valid stations and point values:
1. One QSO with HB600NVF is compulsory and is worth 400 points. Only this QSO counts for the award.
The difference of 200 points can be achieved by making contacts as follows:
A. Make at least 5 QSOs with HB9HQ (during IARU HF Championship contest of 8 - 9 July 2017, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1200 UTC Sunday) - each QSO 10 points.
Note that all the points during IARU HF Championship contest 2017 are multiplied by two for HAM's outside Europe.
B. Make QSOs with stations in the Canton of Obwalden - each QSO = 10 points.
C. Make QSOs with SOTA-stations (Summits on the air - according the rules on websitewww.sota.org.uk/) in the Canton of Obwalden = each QSO 20 points.
All of the QSOs of HB600NVF will be uploaded to LoTW. Paper QSL-cards on request (via HB9JOE). Only USKA members can activate the call sign.
Requests for activations should be addressed to thewww.uska.ch. Allactivator volunteers must upload their logs (ADIF-file), the activated canton, locator and the used equipment (trx, antenna, pwr) to a special database.