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*Every participant can win a fantastic lottery prize in the HB-OCWA activity
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Helvetia Telegraphy Club (HTC) and
to inspire amateur radio operators in Switzerland and elsewhere to
increase Morse Code activity on the HF bands, we are pleased to invite
CW fans around the world to join us during 2020 in a stimulating activity.
We have set up a website dedicated just to this activity: hbcw.ch. You
can start logging QSOs on Jan 1, 2020.
HB-OCWA involves CW contacts among amateur radio operators with Swiss
callsigns as well as contacts with hams in other countries. Indeed,
radio amateurs from outside Switzerland are very welcome to register and
then participate – but in order for them to reach the number of QSOs
needed to receive an attractive award certificate and qualify for a
prize draw at the end of the program, each 2-way CW contact for this
program must include an operator with a Swiss callsign.
Among the lottery prizes to be drawn at the conclusion of our
anniversary year, we have transceivers (KX3, KX1, PFR3, ATS4b), Begali
paddles (Sculpture, Adventure) and a range of technical books. The full
list of prizes is available at https://hb-ocwa.ch/lotteri.php.
Because our goal is to encourage casual conversations on the air, these
contacts must be far more than "599 TU" and must last for at least 10
minutes. Additionally, both stations must log the contact in the online
logbook at hbcw.ch for the QSO to count for points. The HB-OCWA program
will be in effect for the entire 2020 calendar year (Jan 1 through Dec
31) so as to give participants the most possible time to make as many
QSOs as possible that qualify for the program.
Recommended frequencies (kHz): 1835-1840, 3535-3540, 7035-7040,
10125-10130, 14035-14040, 18085-18090, 21035-21040, 24905-24910 and
28035-28040. However, participants are encouraged to focus on the HTC
watering hole / Morse Code broadcast frequencies of 3569, 7033 and 14062.
Paul HB9DST / ECM for the Helvetia Telegraphy Club
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