The Annual School Club EU – Day on May 5th every year

Introduction
The annual School Club EU – Day activity on May 5th is supposed to bring contacts with and among school amateur radio club and training stations and schooö girls and boys with own callsigns as well as contacts with every other station from all over Europe (WAE list).  The activity is a great way to get young operators on the air from their school shacks using their training call signs (or the school club's call sign for irrelevant messages only – according to national law). Very often a new operator will be intimidated by the fear of not knowing what to say to the stranger on the other side of the radio. The exchange of information helps to overcome this fear in a low pressure contest format, it should not be made a "5-9-contest", though. Operators are encouraged to take more time to chat beyond the exchange of the necessary details. A certificate of participation will be issued for stations that send an excerpt from the log of the day. There is also the chance of winning one of the fantastic prizes issued by AATiS.

 

Terms and conditions
 

  1. Date: Tuesday, 05. May 2021 from 08:00 to 18:00 UTC = choose 4 continously hours operational time in this period, there from 60 minutes for score.
     
  2. Classes:
    (A) only HF
    (B) only VHF/ UHF/ SHF
    seperate valuation for - pupils (elementary school, college…)
    - university students
    - other operators
     
  3. Goal: So much contacts as possible with EU-stations, especially school clubstations, training stations, newcomers. Every station counts one time in Phone (SSB, FM…), CW and Digimode (RTTY, PSK31)
     
  4. Frequencies: class (A): 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m
    80m: SSB center 3770 kHz +/- PSK31: 3582 kHz
    40m: SSB center 7170 kHz +/- PSK31: 7042 kHz
    20m: SSB center 14270 kHz +/- PSK31: 14072 kHz

    class (B): 2m, 70cm,

    operation via repeaters is allowed (please note CALLs oft he repeaters)
     

  5. Exchange: CALL, RS/T/Q, WW-locator, operators first name
    (e.g. DK0KTL – JO60BV – Karl)
     
  6. Score:
    summary of calculated distances for each QSO with EU-stations within a 60 minutes free choosed period

    Multiplier:

    class (A): number of EU-countries (WAE-list) within 4 hours operation time
    class (B): number of EU-countries (WAE-list) + number of gridsquares (e.g. JO43) within 4 hours operation time
    NEW: After evaluating the log, the evaluator adds 500 points for each confirmed school station.
     

  7. Logs: Using logging software is useful.
    For calculating distances we recommend HAMEUTAG from ARCOMM
    Download for free: http://www.qslonline.de/hk/eigen/kontest.htm#hameutag

    Necessary dates in the head of the log:
    - name(s) and age(s) oft he OPs
    - paricipation class (A) or (B)
    - name of the school (college, university,…)
    - WW-Locator
    - postal address

    Log entries: UTC, CALL, RST/Q, band, mode, WW-Locator + OP-name, distance (QRB)
    Important! The log should include all contacts in the choosed 4 hours period.
    Mark therein the 60 minutes interval for the score!

    Send the log at the latest 2 weeks after the „EUROPATAG“ (20. May 2021) preferred via eMail to: dk0ktl [at] darc.de

    Please add photos from the OPs (*.jpg) Some of these will be shown on the certificates
    Paper Logs go to:
    AATiS e.V.
    c/o Peter Eichler,
    Birkenweg 13,
    07639 Tautenhain
    Deutschland

    Certificates for all participants (teams/operators) send by eMail as PDF. For laminated A4 paper certificates please send SASE with sufficient postage. (5 US$)

    From all valid logs there will be a raffle from electronic DIY-kits made by AATiS !!

 

*** PSK31 BONUS SWL task ***

There will be transmitted a special „SWL-task“ in PSK31 mode

At 08:00, 10:00, 12:00 UTC on 7,040 MHz

09:00, 11:00, 13:00 UTC on 14,070 MHz

14:00, 15:00, 16:00 und 17:00 UTC on 3,580 MHz

Send your solution to: dk0ktl [at] aatis.de

Page last modified: 23 Mar 2021