The YOFF team of SRR (The Romanian Society of Radioamateurs) and ARER (The Romanian Association of Environmentalists Radioamateurs) invite all the radioamateurs to join us in GreenParty 2016
Purpose: to stimulate the ham operators to leave the house and involve in portable/outdoor operation related to the nature and ecology and to familiarize worldwide radioamateurs with protected natural areas.
Date: 4 June 2016 from 06.00 UTC to 4 June 17.59 UTC. Annual Saturday nearest 9th June
Mode: CW, PH(ssb), DG (psk, rtty) in each mode segment of band
Call: “CQ GP” or “cq greenparty”
Bands: 3,5; 7; 14; 21; 28 MHz
Categories of participation:
- one operator or multiple operators (only one signal per band)
- mixed, CW, PH, DG
- multi-band or mono-band
- High power, Low power (100W out) and QRP (5W out)
- indoor and outdoor stations
The SWL are welcome too. They must to record both calls in QSO
Report exchange: RS(T) + Number. You can work same station in CW, PH and DG mode, in same band, on their mode segment of band.
Number from indoor station is starting with 001 and increment with each QSO.
Number from outdoor station is fixed and is derived from reference code of protected natural area without the country code from where the outdoor station is located, NEW but use last letter "F" as first after control RS(T) and before reference number.
Ex: A station from YOFF-0123 will send “5 9 9 F 0 1 2 3”.
QSO indoor - indoor = 1 point
QSO indoor - other = 10 points
QSO outdoor – outdoor = 10 points
The “indoor” stations which are permanent inside a natural protected area will count as a “outdoor” station and will send a control accordingly.
All entrants must operate within the limits of their chosen category when performing any activity that could affect their submitted score. Only the entrant’s call sign may be used to aid the entrant’s score.
Violation of amateur radio regulations or the rules of the contest; disrespect of hamspirit; taking credit for excessive unverifiable QSOs or multipliers; use of any non-amateur means of communication to SOLICIT, ARRANGE, or CONFIRM any contacts during or after the WWFF GREENPARTY will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.
ANY use by an entrant of any non-amateur means including, but not limited to, telephones, email, Internet, Instant Messenger, chat rooms, VoIP, or the use of DX cluster to SOLICIT, ARRANGE, or CONFIRM any contacts during the GREENPARTY is unsportsmanlike and the entry is subject to disqualification.
Entrants must not exceed the maximum output power specified by their license, or the power limit of their entry category, whichever is less, on any band. Power is measured at the final output connector of the transmitter.
Self-spotting is not allowed.
All operation must take place from one operating site. Transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500-meter diameter circle or within the property limits of the station licensee, whichever is greater. All antennas must be physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the entrant.
The entry location of a remote station is determined by the physical location of the transmitters, receivers, and antennas. A remote station must obey all station and category limitations.
The outdoor station will obey the specific rules of the natural protected area from which will operate (according to national laws and national WWFF rules).
Final score: sum of points from all bands
Logs in standard Cabrillo format will be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
10 days after the “party”.
Logs emailed after the deadline may be ineligible for any awards.
In 4th June also start IARU Region 1 Field day. It is only in CW. Is a good practice that all CW QSO been made before 1500 UTC, after use SSB or DG !
Here is a sample of Cabrillo log that we expect:
Cabrillo header(preamble), template for minimum requirement
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: CHECKLOG (else NONE)
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH (or LOW, QRP)
SUMMIT: YO/EC-111 for GMA/SOTA activator
NAME: Oproescu Gheorghe
Cabrillo template for station in protected area, OUTDOOR, fields of QSO
--------info sent------- -------info rcvd--------
QSO: freq mo date time call rst exch call rst exch t
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ************* nnn ****** ************* nnn ****** n
QSO: 3799 PH 2012-06-16 0711 SP9YFF 59 F0675 RU1AA 59 001 0