DATE: June 06-07, 2020.
STARTS 10.00 UTC SATURDAY – ENDS 09.59 UTC SUNDAY
For amateur radio operators worldwide, social distancing is not an issue. Our ham radio network of
radio-wave signals fl ies high and wide, across all borders near and far. Amateur radio operators are
well-known for their communicaƟ on skills during the happy days, but also during Ɵ mes of crisis.
Even if ham radio operators are now confi ned to their homes, they are encouraged to communicate, to enhance their friendships, and to keep their minds and skills sharp for global messaging
GREETINGS FROM THE IARU PRESIDENT, Tim Ellam, VE6SH (extract)
“Amateur Radio operators across the world are experiencing something we have never seen before
with the current COVID-19 Pandemic. In Ɵ mes like this on the air acƟ viƟ es can benefi t our communiƟ es and ourselves.
On the air events such as this one are important to improve your operaƟ ng skills. It
is also encouraging us to get on the air and keep acƟ ve as well as promoƟ ng social distancing.
I thank all parƟ cipaƟ ng operators in this event and am grateful to the naƟ onal regulators in many
countries who have made a number of special calls available for use by amateurs.”
73 Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA
President, InternaƟ onal Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
TIME PERIOD: 06-07 June, 2020, 10.00 UTC Saturday – 09.59 UTC Sunday
BANDS: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 meters
MODES: CW, SSB, DIGITAL (FT4/FT8 only)
1) STAYHOME staƟ ons. The suffi x must be STAYHOME.
A suffi x such as STAY, HOME, or STAYHOM may be used in case STAYHOME cannot be issued
by the local telecom authoriƟ es. The following call signs are also accepted:
5W1STAYSAFE and W2I/STAYHOME
2) NON-STAYHOME staƟ ons: All other staƟ ons with their regular suffi x.
OPERATOR AND MODE CATEGORIES:
1) Single operator, both in STAYHOME and NON-STAYHOME categories:
A: Single mode CW, or SSB, or Digital
B: MulƟ mode CW/SSB/Digital
2) Team category, of up to three (3) same STAYHOME staƟ ons; each on a single mode, using the
same call sign. StaƟ ons can be in mulƟ ple locaƟ ons and mulƟ ple operators are allowed at each
staƟ on assuming they honor the local distancing recommendaƟ ons.
3) All parƟ cipants must operate within the power limits and other condiƟ ons corresponding to
their license in their respecƟ ve country.
SUGGESTED CALL: Please use CQ STAYHOME (SSB) and TEST SH (CW) because there are other
contests going on at the same Ɵ me
EXCHANGE: 59(9) and the AGE (years) of the operator. Ladies can use 00.
If you do not want to tell your age, please use 99.
QSO-MAKING ASSISTANCE: DX-Cluster and Reverse Beacon Network are permiƩ ed.
Self-spoƫ ng is not allowed. Remotely operated staƟ ons are allowed.
1) STAYHOME STATIONS: The total number of valid contacts.
2) NON-STAYHOME STATIONS: Each valid QSO gives 1 point.
StaƟ ons can be worked once on each mode and band = max 15 QSOs.
There are two types of mulƟ pliers:
a) Number of DXCC countries worked, regardless of band and mode.
b) Number of diff erent STAYHOME call signs worked, regardless of band and mode.
Date, UTC Ɵ me, band, sent and received messages are needed.
Cabrillo is preferred but ADIF fi les are also accepted. FT8 generated ADIF fi les are acceptable.
LOG INSTRUCTIONS: The operator’s age should be included both in the sent and in the received messages, e.g. 599 73. Please check that your transmiƩ ed message (with age) also went
into your log. If not, add your age in the SOAPBOX or comments of the log.
Logs received without received age are welcome and count as support logs.
The only contest using age is the All Asian Contest and can also be used here. In Win-test, All Asian
accepts both modes (CW/SSB)
You may use any other soŌ ware where age can be included in the messages.
For example, CQ WW DX Contest format can be used, replacing the zone number by age.
SubmiƩ ed logs for three modes can be separate. Please forget about the scoring (see below).
If your program adds a leading zero to your age, that is OK.
Since none of the exisƟ ng soŌ ware can score the logs, leave it up to the organizers to do this.
SUBMISSION OF LOGS:
Send your log to email@example.com The deadline is 7 days aŌ er the end of the contest.
The STAYHOME staƟ ons making more than 1000 QSOs will receive an online
cerƟ fi cate (all operators). The best NON-STAYHOME scores in each conƟ nent receive a plaque.
The top 30 mulƟ -mode scores, top 5 single mode scores on each mode, and top 3 scores of each
conƟ nent will receive an online cerƟ fi cate. The same group of sixty-three (63) scores will parƟ cipate the grand prize loƩ ery.
THE GRAND PRIZE WILL BE ANNOUNCED BEFORE THE ACTUAL EVENT
QuesƟ ons and comments: Contact Ville, OH2MM/PY2ZEA email: firstname.lastname@example.org
73, E21EIC, KO8SCA, OH2BH, OH2MM and PY5EG
An Oggie asks why his radio draws so much more power than the 100 watts it puts out. The answer lies in using linear final power amps in the Class A,... Read more
My wife surprised me at the end of 2020 with a new random box of goodies from Wish and AliExpress. Today we unbox some of these ODD radios and radio a... Read more
CHAMELEON ANTENNA EMCOMM-III Portable HF Antenna is specially designed for short to long range portable and man-pack HF communications. The EMCOMM III... Read more