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Rules of Maritime Radio Day  - MRD - NC

Version 6.1

Maritime Radio Day is being held annually to remember to nearly 90 years of wireless service for seafarers. Since its beginning in 1900 it was in use mainly until the end of 1998. Wireless operators and shortwave listeners are invited to join in and participate.

This is the MRD – None Contest  - Version

1            Date: 14th   April 12.00 GMT 15th April 22.00 GMT
2            Bands: 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m & WARC
3           Mode:  CW only
4            Power: not limited
5           QSO - Exchange
QSA,  QRK, name,  callsign of  last or favorite ship / aircraft.
.. 5, strength of receive signal, QRK 1 .. 5, readability and additional a :  tr,  msg and/or a qtc if you like
6           Silence Periods
Silence periods must be observed! Periods h+15-18 and h+45-48

7            Deadline of MRD-NC is 1st of  May.

8            Certificate of   participation ( CoP)
have to sent a complete log to be able to verify qso data by selection. Licenced operators send a postcard / letter with number of qso to – ship stations - coaststations – special stations – Hams contacted.  For MRD-NC send your application with data and your email adress  to :

Rolf Marschner
Narzissenweg 10
53359 Rheinbach

Certificate is only available by e-mail!

9            Results of MRD-NC will be published on link MRD - results

10          QSL cards  Each participant manages his QSL card. There is no qsl manager .

QSO example :
cq mrd cq mrd cq mrd de dl9cm dl9cm dl9cm k
dl9cm de ik6ijf gm rolf  QSA5  hr is alfredo  shipname/ikky or last ship was ikky k ik6ijf de dl9cm gm  alfredo  QSA 5  op rolf shipname/dlcm or last ship was dlcm ik6ijf de dl9cm tnx 73 .-.-

or put details in a telegram  like this :

Origin nr xx ck zz date time = address  = qsa x qrk y  shipname call = signature+ or similar
Previous qso is only an example. You may key different contents, but at least you must  include
QSA, name, ship call sign or number!

Version 6.1  18h January 2013,

Major working frequencies / bands used
1820khz - 3520khz - 7035khz - 14035khz - 21052khz - 28052khz -&- WARC Bands  10135 -- 18110 -- 24930 kHz --- (Use any valid frequency as suitable)
A1 only !

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