Rules of Maritime Radio Day - MRD - NC
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.
QSA 1 .. 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)
SWL 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 :
Certificate is only available by e-mail!
9 Results of MRD-NC will be published on mmqtc-award.org 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, rulesmrdnc.org
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 !