International Marconi Day Award

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22 April 2017

England  



This is a 24-hour period of Operation on 22rd April 2017 to recognize the Birthday of Gugliemo Marconi on 25 April 1874, the famed Italian who helped develop the potential of Radio.  Look for, and work stations which are located in all parts of the world which have a strong connection with the "Father" of Radio, including sites of old antenna farms, cities where he established the first manufacturing plants to produce radios and more.

Award Period : 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC on 22 April, 2017

As in previous years the event will run for a full 24 hours with contacts made on HF only counting towards the award. All modes of radio communication are accepted towards the award and are actively encouraged. Please note that VHF, UHF, internet modes such as Echolink and Digital Voice modes will not count towards the award for IMD.The Certificates are of a very high quality and are well worth obtaining to display on the wall of any Shack. They are based on an original Marconi Stock Certificate Circa 1901.

There are 2 categories of the award which are offered:
1.TRANSMITTING AMATEUR - To establish direct two-way communication with 15 of the official Award Stations, mixed modes are permitted.
2. SHORTWAVE LISTENERS - To log two-way communications made by 15 of the official Award Stations, mixed modes are permitted.

The Cornish Radio Amateur Club offers two special Award Certificates for working authorised International Marconi Day Award Stations: one is for Transmitting Stations and the other for Short Wave Listeners.

To earn the award you should state the Award Category claimed, and must apply in writing giving a FULL extract of your log together with your call sign and address. The log extract may be a certified copy of the original log or a certified computer print out. Alternatively, another amateur should certify that your log extract represents a true copy of the original log entries: if no other amateur is available, an adult signatory will be accepted.

Please post your claim to: KenTarry G0FIC, IMD Awards Manager, Cornish Amateur Radio Club, 38 Tresithney Road, Carharrack, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 5QZ, United Kingdom.

You may also send e-mail logs of the contacts to: pendennis38@btinternet.com

The cost of the Award is the same for all Classes, which is as follows:
$10.00 US (notes, NO cheques) , €10 (notes, NO cheques) , £5.00 Sterling. Please make cheques payable to "Cornish Radio Amateur Club" Only Sterling cheques can be accepted please, cheques in US $ or Euro, including Euro Cheques cost us more to negotiate at the Bank than we are charging for the award and once post and packing are considered we make a loss!

Special note: Only one HF/500 KHz radio contact with each IMD Special Event Station (Participating Station) will count towards the Award.

The Award is NOT cumulative, i.e. contacts made in previous or subsequent years with an IMD station WILL NOT count towards the Award this year.  The required number of Award Stations must be worked during the SAME 24 hour period.

Qualifying Bands: All bands from 160 Metres to 10 Metres plus 500 KHz, (Note: Contacts on 6 Metres and above will not count towards the Award)

Modes Permitted: CW, SSB, FM, AM and available Digital Modes i.e RTTY, PSK31, JT65, SSTV

Award Stations For a list of IMD Award Stations, see our separate page – IMD Stations. This list is correct up to the time of the latest Web Page amendment. Only contacts from this list will be accepted for issue of the Award. The link is: http://gx4crc.com/imd-stations/

Internet: http://www.gx4crc.com/imd-award/
Internet: (list of participating stations) http://gx4crc.com/imd-stations/

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