Surplus Vintage Radio Test in Europe
2018 OCTOBER TEST
The test is open to all OM (even to no Forum members) with the requirement that the QSO is valid only if the two corresponding stations are using ex-military set.
The possible operation modes are CW and PHONE (USB, LSB, AM, AME, FM).
A station can be reconnected only in a different day, on different band or with a different set.
Antennas and power supplies are free.
It is allowed the use of a linear only if it is a former military rig.
Radio stations are divided in categories, namely:
A: Vintage ( WW 2^ and before)
B: Classic (Tubes only post WW 2^ )
C: Veteran ( Mix Tubes / Semicond.)
D: Modern ( Full Semiconductors)
QSO between stations same country = 1 Point
QSO between stations of different country same continent = 2 Points (DXCC list)
QSO between stations of different continent = 5 Points (WAC list)
The Test is divided in two periods :
The first period will begin on : 14 october 2018 at 00:00 UTC
and will end on : 20 october 2018 at 24.00 UTC.
In this period can be used ONLY stations Cat. A (Vintage) and B (Classic)
The second period will begin on : 21 october 2018 at 00:00 UTC
and will end on : 27 october 2018 at 24.00 UTC.
In this period can be used ONLY stations Cat. C (Veteran) and D (Modern)
The QSO is valid with the complete exchange of report, class and type
of set in use (Example: 599 / B GRC-9)
The suggested frequencies are ( +/- 3 kHz )
80 meter → 3575 kHz – CW; 3610 kHz – AM; 3745 kHz – LSB
40 meter → 7035 kHz – CW; 7095 kHz – LSB; 7195 kHz – AM
Logs with the list of contacts made should be sent by e-mail at
email@example.com within Nov. 11, 2018
Standard call for the event is
“CQ ARO de…..” where ARO stand for Army Radio Operator.
In CW is OK also “VVV VVV VVV de……”
Matthias Neuss, DJ 7 RS