British Scientists Ham Radio Award

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Calendar Year 2016
 
ENGLAND   

During 2016 the Phoenix ARC will be on air at various times to commemorate the work of British Scientists, and Bronze, Silver and Gold awards will be available for contacts. These events will be of short duration, usually on a date connected with each person (which may be a single day or a week) and possibly from an appropriate location. We aim to operate on many of the HF bands, but this will depend on the prevailing propagation conditions.

20 Commemoration in 2016
There will be around 20 commemorations throughout the year at almost two-week intervals, so it should be possible for a keen follower to obtain an award. There will be three classes of award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Duplicate contacts on different bands will count towards the awards. Information about each event will be given here, but QSL cards or EeZee QSL Certificates will not be available for each activity, just the award certificates. These only be available, free of charge, as high resolution digital images.

Free Award Certificates
To obtain an award, applications must be emailed to PARC and should give a list of the event stations that have been contacted and the bands used: no other information is needed. PARC will check the applications and the Award Certificates will be produced as quickly as possible: however, during the summer, this may take several days to complete. Fuller details will follow.
As each commemoration approaches PARC will publish information here and on the M0PHX and YHARG Twitter pages.

Award Structure
Bronze Award - 5 confirmed contacts with British Scientist Event Stations
Silver Award - 10 confirmed contacts with British Scientist Event Stations
Gold Award - 15 confirmed contacts with British Scientist Event Stations
* Closing date for all awards - 1 February 2017 (to be confirmed) *

Why is PARC doing this?
Amateur Radio owes a great deal to the scientists on our list, but they rarely get a mention when so much 'communication' is limited to "5 and 9, 73, QRZ". There has to be more to say with a £1000 worth of radio equipment! We hope to stimulate ideas and discussions about science and to have a bit of enjoyable chit-chat at the same time.

Many of the events will be done under the MX0YHA or MX0PHX callsigns, or both. Some may also be commemorated with a Special Event Callsign.

Provisional list of British Scientists' Commemorations:
Stephen Hawking - 8 January (1942)
Francis Bacon - 22 January (1561)
Robert Boyle - 25 January (1627)
Charles Darwin - 12 February (1809)
Joseph Priestley - 24 March (1733)
Robert Alexander Watson-Watt - 13 April 1(892)
Thomas Huxley - 4 May (1825)
Edward Jenner - 17 May (1749)
Alan Turing - 23 June (1912)
Robert Hooke - 28 July(1635)
Alexander Fleming - 6 August (1881)
Charles Hutton - 14 August (1737)
Edward Appleton - 6 September (1892)
John Dalton - 6 September (1766)
Michael Faraday - 22 September (1791)
Barnes Wallis - 26 September (1887)
Richard Towneley - 10 October (1629)
Edmund Halley - 8 November (1656)
Arthur Charles Clarke - 16 December (1917)
Humphry Davy - 17 December (1778)
Sir Isaac Newton - 25 December (1642)

On-air events will take place on, or close to, the dates given, and some activities will coincide with other PARC on-air events. There may also be some changes to the list as events unfold.

E-mail:  M0PHX@outlook.com
Internet: https://sites.google.com/site/phoenixaradiouk/british_scientists_award

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