450th Anniversary of the City of Rio de Janeiro Award

18:56 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

1 - 31 March 2015


The city of Rio de Janeiro celebrates it’s 450th anniversary during the entire month of March 2015. Many events will be held during the month and throughout the year. Amateur operators of the city of Rio de Janeiro and across the State are joining in the celebration as well.  During the month of March 2015 a commemorative station to this event will be on the air, using a special call of PQ450RIO for the event. The official station of LABRE -RJ, PY1AA will also be active on the air. The Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão LABRE - RJ, invites all amateur radio operators to participate in these activities.

Special QSL’s: All stations that make contacts with the official station (PQ450RIO) will be receiving the cards via Bureau QSLs, or direct by mail – P.O Box 58 Rio de Janeiro -RJ ZIP Code: 20010 -974 sending a SASE (Self Address Stamped Envelope.)

We will also be offering a unique certificate for all who wish and comply with the regulations described below for the award.

Requirement: During the period from: 03:00Z from March 01, 2015 to 23:59 March 31, 2015. (UTC), contact the following stations:

a. Special Event Station PQ450RIO
b. The station PY1AA (LABRE-RJ) will be worked bonus station for certificate.
c. 40 (forty) amateur radio stations in the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro.
d. This is a total of 42 contacts.

To apply, you should create a "cabrillo formatted " log and send after the closing date to e-mail: py1aa.rj@gmail.com no later than April 15, 2015. (All contest logging programs will be able to create a cabrillo file.) Please do not send the log in other formats. Files in these formats: DOC, DOCX, TXT, PDF will not be accepted. All contacts of the stations PQ450RIO and PY1AA in the month of MAR 2015 will be updated daily at Clublog ( https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/PQ450RIO ) You can use this information to track your progress.

Stations of the State of Rio de Janeiro, will be using their customary call sign and prefixes depending on the license class. Contacts with Rio stations using land mobile, fix base, sea and air are all valid. All standard prefixes or other special event stations in the State of Rio de Janerio all count for the award. Note that contacts by: REPEATERS or ECHOLINK, will not be valid for the certificates.

Valid amateur bands 80 to 6 meters OK. Modes CW, SSB, DIGITAL (PSK, SSTV, RTTY, JT65) are OK.

E-mail: py1aa.rj@gmail.com
Internet: www.labre-rj.org.br/qtc/PQ450RIO_REGULAMENTO.pdf

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