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FOC 80th Anniversary Challenge

In May 2018 The First Class CW Operators Club, FOC, will be celebrating its 80th Anniversary.

Between 1st May and 31st May 2018 our members from around the world will be active on the bands using CW with special call signs, many of them containing the number ‘80’.

The challenge is being run as a leaderboard on Club Log, and your ranking in the leaderboard determines the award level you achieve. All stations are welcome to participate.

The challenge is open to everyone, and awards will be made available to non-FOC stations according to the rules below. 

Rules

The rules of the challenge:

  • Times: Start at 0000z on 1st May, End at 2400z on 31st May 2018
  • Points are scored by making CW QSOs with FOC members and special call signs, once per band
  • All bands, 160 through 6m are included (excluding 60m)
  • QSOs with special callsigns containing "80" score 10 points per band
  • QSOs with special callsigns containing "FOC" score 5 points per band
  • QSOs with FOC members score 1 point per band
  • The leaderboard stops at 800 entrants
  • Log uploads up to 1200Z on 15 June 2018 will be included, after which the leaderboard will be finalised.
To view the leaderboard visit: https://clublog.org/foc_leaderboard.php

Finding FOC Members on the Bands

We recommend using the DJ1YFK skimmer, which is available here: http://foc.dj1yfk.de/bandmap, or the G7VJR FOC Cluster, which can be viewed here: https://dxlite.g7vjr.org?foc=1. You can see a list of current FOC members here. Good luck!

Awards

At the end of the challenge awards are made as follows:

  • Top 80: Gold Award
  • Top 400: Silver Award
  • Top 800: Bronze Award
To claim your certificate please contact Art KZ5D by email to art@kz5d.com after the end of the challenge.

Special Calls

The following special calls are expected to be active in May 2018 for the FOC 80th Anniversary Challenge.

GX4FOC GS4FOC GC4FOC GH4FOC GT4FOC GP4FOC GN4FOC GB80FOC  GB1FOC
GB2FOC GB4FOC GB5FOC GB8FOC 4U80FOC 4Z80FOC 5B80FOC 9J80FOC DF80FOC
DJ80FOC DK80FOC DL80FOC DM80FOC  DP80FOC  EM80FOC  HA80FOC  II7FOC II0FOC
IR0FOC K0FOC K2FOC K5FOC K6FOC K7FOC KM4FOC KT5FOC LY80FOC
M0RSE N4FOC N5FOC N8FOC OL80FOC OZ80FOC PA80FOC PA80JLS PF80FOC
PH80FOC  S580FOC SC80FOC SE80FOC SF80FOC SM80FOC SP80FOC SX80FOC TM80FOC
VA3FOC VE2FOCW  VE3FOCW  VE5FOC VE6FOC VI6FOC80 VK1FOC VU8FOC W0FOC
W1FOC W2FOC W3FOC W4FOC W5FOC W7F W9FOC WA1FOC WA5FOC
WF1OC WG4FOC YR80FOC ZB2FOC ZL1FOC ZL80FOC ZS9FOC

Club Log will show active stations who have uploaded logs here: https://clublog.org/foc_participants.php

Uploading Your Log to Club Log (FOC Members and Special Calls ONLY)

Award chasers do not need to upload their logs to Club Log in order to appear in the leader board or claim an award certificate.

FOC members and those running special calls will need to upload their logs to Club Log. If you are running a special call and do not have the facility to log by computer then please get in touch with Iain M0PCB to make arrangements for your paper log to be typed up and submitted to Club Log for you. 

QSL route for G*4FOC, GB80FOC and M0RSE

Please do not send cards to us via the bureau as they will *NOT* be collected.  Only use the Online QSL Request Service, kindly run by G3SWH at www.g3swh.org.uk.

G*4FOC OQRS Link

GB80FOC OQRS Link

M0RSE OQRS Link

For all other special stations please observe their own QSL policies by checking www.qrz.com or asking the operator over the air.

Who is the Operator at G*4FOC?

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