Information by DARC | AATiS
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 school 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
- Date: Thursday, 5th May 2022 from 0800 to 1800 UTC, during this period, select only 4 continuous hours of operating time, from which 60 continuous minutes can be freely selected for evaluation.
(A) only HF
(B) only VHF/ UHF/ SHF
separate valuation for — pupils (elementary school, college…)
- university students
- other operators
- 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)
- 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 of the repeaters)
NEW: QO-100 Skeds at the 23rd School Club EU — Day
On the initiative of DL0IKT, we invite the school stations with the AMSAT/DARC/AATiS QO100 starter package and all interested hamradio operators to radio contacts via QO-100 on the Europe Day of Amateur Radio School Stations. Three times (0900, 1200 and 1500 UTC) in the SSB range at 10489.700 MHz are proposed, at which DF0AIS will also be QRV. In addition, any skeds can be made separately.
School stations should also indicate the name of the school. Every QSO with an amateur radio school station and with DF0AIS between 0800 and 1800 UTC will be counted with 1000 points in the Europe Day account.
- Exchange: CALL, RS/T/Q, WW-locator, operators first name (e.g. DK0KTL – JO60BV – Karl)
Calculation of the distance for each QSO with EU stations within the contiguous 60-minute period of your own choice and the addition of these distances.
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: The evaluator adds 500 points for each confirmed school station after the log evaluation, and 1000 points for contacts over QO-100.
- 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(link is external)
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,…)
- 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 chosen 4 hours period.
Mark the 60-minute period, i.e. the entire log should also be transmitted, if necessary additionally.
Send the log at the latest 2 weeks after the „School Club EU — Day“ (20th May 2022) preferred via eMail to: email@example.com(link sends e‑mail)
Please add photos from the OPs (*.jpg) Some of these will be shown on the certificates
Paper Logs go to:
c/o Peter Eichler,
Certificates for all participants (teams/operators) send by eMail as PDF. For laminated A4 paper certificates please send SASE with sufficient postage. (5 US$)
*** PSK31 BONUS SWL TASK ***
There will be transmitted a special „SWL-TASK“ in PSK31 mode
At 0800, 1000 UTC on 7,040 MHz
1100, 1300, 1400 UTC on 14,070 MHz
1400, 1700, 1800 UTC on 3,580 MHz
Send your solution to: firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e‑mail)
From all valid logs and solutions there will be a raffle from electronic DIY-kits made by AATiS!