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150th Anniversary Hiram Percy Maxim W1AW

 
As announced in September 2019 QST - page 86:
 
 
Happy 150! The Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration!
 
 
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the League's first
president and cofounder, Hiram Percy Maxim (HPM), W1AW.  HPM was born on
September 2, 1869.
 
As we have done with earlier birthday milestones, ARRL is again holding
an operating event to celebrate HPM’s legacy.
 
 
Objective: This operating event is open to all amateurs, and the goal is
straightforward:  Find stations operating in the event, many adding
“/150” to their call signs, and contact as many as possible during
the 9-day celebration on each of the event bands (using any/all of the 3
event modes on each band).
 
Time Period: The 9-day event begins 0000 UTC August 31 and runs until
2359 UTC September 8, 2019.
 
Eligibility: All amateur stations may participate. 
 
Who is eligible to use their “callsign/150”?  W1AW and ALL ARRL
members are eligible and will append /150 to their call sign during this
event (this includes DX Stations who are ARRL members, who may operate
as callsign/150 if permitted by the regulations of their country of
license).
 
 
Exchange: All W/VE stations send RST and their ARRL/RAC Section; DX
stations send RST and “DX”.
 
Bands: All Amateur Bands LF/HF/VHF/UHF/SHF/Microwave/Light (excluding
60, 30, 17 and 12 meters).
 
Modes: Three (3) mode groups will be recognized in the event:
        CW
      Phone (any/all voice modes count as “Phone”)
        Digital (any/all digital modes count as “Digital”)
 
Scoring:  Cabrillo log (or ADI) files must be supplied. ARRL will
calculate all final scores based on the participant uploads to our event
 
Multipliers: 84 in total – contact just once each of (83) ARRL and RAC
Sections (RAC sections include the Canadian “NT” Northern
Territories - encompassing VE8 / VY1 / VY0) - and DX (1).  See
 
 
 
 
QSO Points: 
 
      3 points per QSO: Contacts with W1AW/150 will earn 3 points per
QSO; 
        2 points per QSO: Contacts with any ARRL member will earn 2
points per QSO - these stations will also identify as callsign/150:
        1 point per QSO:  Contacts with non-members (ie, those not
mentioned above) will earn 1 point each, and will identify with callsign
only (no additional / number will be used). 
 
 
Bonus points:
 
      150 Bonus Points will be earned by successfully completing one or
more activities as described below – these are determined by your
responses when uploading your Cabrillo log (or ADI file) to our web
app:
 
      Contacting W1AW/150 on each band and mode will earn 150 BONUS
points for each band/mode contact (no band/mode dupes are permitted).
Bonuses are added during web app upload.
 
      If you are an ARRL member, you will receive 150 BONUS points when
uploading your entry via the web app.
 
      Social Media – If you used social media, publicizing this event
and/or your participation before, during and/or after the event will
earn you 150 BONUS points upon uploading your entry to the web app.
 
        QRP operation (using 5 watts PEP output or less throughout the
entire event) will earn you 150 BONUS points when uploading your entry
to the web app.
 
        Portable operation – if you make at least 20 or more portable
QSOs you will earn 150 BONUS points when uploading your entry to the web
app.
 
        150 QSOs – if you complete 150 or more QSOs, you earn a
one-time 150 BONUS points when uploading your entry to the web app.
 
 
 
 
Submissions:
 
Cabrillo log (or ADI) files are required – and must be uploaded via
web app at 
only accepts online web app submissions (no email or paper submissions
will be accepted).
 
 
Scoring Calculations: 
 
Calculations are made by ARRL when you submit your entry via the web
app:
 
      Total QSO points accumulated on all band/mode combinations  
 
                  X  Total multipliers (84 maximum)
 
                            = subtotal
 
                  +  Total bonus points earned
 
                            = Grand Total/Final Score
 
 
 
 
Online certificates will be awarded, and available via download (only) 
 
Results will be publicized (watch the ARRL web
 
 
Miscellaneous:  
 
        This event requires online web app submissions (no email or
paper submissions will be accepted). 
 
      This event has NO power categories (there are no power
multipliers as a separate competition category);
 
      This event has NO operator categories (there are NO Single
Operator, Multioperator, etc categories);
 
        Participating ARRL Members who use Logbook of The World (LoTW)
are encouraged to create a separate LoTW Certificate (see below) for
their callsign/150 (with a callsign certificate date range begin-date of
August 31, 2019, and end-date of September 8, 2019), and to be sure to
upload their logs for this event using their /150 certificate.  
 

 

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