The Christchurch Branch 05 Brasspounders Club Award
The aim of this award is to promote Morse technique in a friendly competative way and to encourage conversational CW between fellow amateur radio enthusiasts.
For the "INITIAL AWARD"(25 points minimum)the following QSO types are acceptable.
Bonus points may be added to each of the above according to the following criteria.
- CW QSO with Christchurch Branch 05 NZART Club member - 1 point.
- CW QSO with Christchurch Branch 05 NZART "Brasspounders" Club member - 2 points
- CW QSO with Christchurch Branch 05 NZART "Brasspounders" Club member via ZL3AC Club Station - 4 points.
Type "3" QSOs if multiple, must be spaced at least 24 hours.
- If the QSO was conducted throughout using a STRAIGHT key, claim 2 bonus points.
- If the QSO was conducted throughout using an a ELECTRONIC keyer or SEMI-AUTOMATIC key (bug type) claim 1 bonus point.
- A QSO conducted with COMPUTER Morse will not be eligible for a bonus point.
To qualify for the "Initial Award" applicants must include one only type "3" QSO on their log sheet.
Award Par Exellente
(60 points minimum)
For "AWARD PAR EXELLENTE", New Zealand "Home Stations" must include at least two type "1" QSOs, and their is no points limit on type "5" contacts. Where the same station is being claimed more than once, there must be at least 24 hours separation between two QSOs where the same station is being claimed more than once.
Overseas stations need only one type "1" QSO for their "Award Par Excellente"
included with their claim, and may claim 2 points for each "ZL" QSO together with one extra bonus point if "ZL"
is a "Branch 05 member". At least 24 hours must separate QSOs where the same station is
being claimed more than once.
Frequencies: All amateur Band CW frequencies may be used.
Who: All Radio Amateurs
Claims: Log extracts showing date, time on/off, signal reports, other operator's call and QTH.
Check: Log extracts shall be countersigned by one other similarly licenced amateur operator.
Duration: Contacts claimed shall have been of at least one-quarter hour (15 minute)duration
Signals: No claims will be accepted with reports of T7 or lower
When: Only QSOs commenced after the inauguration are acceptable. Inauguration date is February 1, 1993. There is no closing date for claims unless the award termination is promulgated.
Points: Points claimed for "INTIAL AWARD" may not be used for the "AWARD PAR EXELLENTE".
Costs: $12.00 Initial Award. "Award Par Exellente" cost will be published as soon as possible.
The Club Station ZL3AC will be on the air on an occasional basis from 08:030 UTC. Operating frequency are from 3.5MHz to 3.575MHz and on other HF bands depending on conditions.
Address all claims to Christchurch Amateur radio Club Awards Manager, P.O. Box 1733, Christchurch, New Zealand.
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