Saturday, February 1, 2020

Special event in May 2020: 75 years of freedom

Follow the list of top chasers of this event & available awards here: TOP CHASERS

75 years ago the allied forces liberated The Netherlands from Nazi rule, ending the second world war five years after it started. The southern part of The Netherlands was liberated in the autumn of 1944, while the northern part was only liberated in the spring of 1945.

On May 4, 1945 the German forces formally capitulated to the British Field Marshall Montgomery. The capitulation was effective the next day.

We therefore celebrate the end of WW2 for the whole of the country on May 5 every year.

YNOMY DX Group & friends want to place attention on the valuable freedom we attained and have enjoyed ever since, with a radio-activity during the month of May.

We will activate 10 different special callsigns from May 1 to May 31: PA75FREEPB75FREEPC75FREE, PD75FREEPE75FREEPF75FREE, PG75FREE, PH75FREE, PA75FREEDOM and PD75FREEDOM.

OMs participating in this event: PA1WBU, PA2GB, PA3FYG, PA9CW, PB7Z, PD0RWL, PD7YY, PE4BAS, PG8M, PH0NO.

A special QSL card will be available for OMs who have contacted one or more of our stations. We will send out cards to all contacts via the bureau approximately two months after the activity. If you want to receive your card direct, please use ClubLog OQRS.

For those interested - both OMs and SWLS - we offer an electronic award for free in three levels: bronze (15 points), silver (25 points) and gold (35 points). Each callsign will get you 3 points on the first contact and 1 extra point for every next contact on a different band or mode (modes being one of three categories: phone, cw or digi).

The top 15 chasers in each category (overall and outside EU) will receive a special gold award indicating their top position.

The award will be made available for download on this website.

Valid SWL applications will be accepted. Valid means that each QSO report contains the FREE call, chaser call, date (yyyymmdd), time, mode, band and RST report given by the FREE station. 
SWLs are advised that cluster spots do not constitute valid RX reports. Neither do we value SWL reports from websdr stations outside the SWLs DXCC. 

SWLS can send their SWL log (preferably XLS) to us on the email-address: