GreenParty 2020

Now is 9th edition of „GreenParty”, with annual activity under the patronage of The Romanian Society of Radioamateurs (SRR).


The YOFF team of SRR (The Romanian Society of Radioamateurs) and other teams who accept rules,  invite all the radioamateurs to join us in GreenParty 2020

Purpose: to stimulate the ham operators to leave the house and involve in portable/outdoor operation related to the nature and  ecology and to familiarize worldwide radioamateurs with protected natural areas.

Date: 6th June 2020 from 06.00 UTC to 7th June 05.59 UTC. Annual Saturday nearest 9th June

Mode: CW, PH(ssb), DG (psk, rtty) in each mode segment of band

Call: “CQ GP”, „CQ 44” or “cq greenparty”

Bands: 3,5; 7; 14; 21; 28 MHz

Categories of participation:

– one operator or multiple operators (only one signal per band)

– mixed, CW, PH, DG

– multi-band or mono-band

– High power, Low power (100W out) and QRP (5W out)

– indoor and outdoor (with 1 or 2 activated references. In this case use 6 or 12 hours period for each reference ) stations
– by periods: 6 hours; 12 hours; – you can select it with out pause –  and full 24 hours;  .
Examples of combination as:   LP DG 21 MHz 6H;    QRP SOMB-2 PH 24H;     HP MOMB CW 6H;   aso.
The SWL are welcome too. They must to record both calls in QSO

Report exchange: RS(T) + Number. You can work same station in CW, PH and DG mode, in same band, on their mode segment of band.

Number from indoor station is starting with 001 and increment with each QSO.

Number from outdoor station is fixed and is derived from reference code of protected natural area without the country code from where the outdoor station is located, NEW but use last letter „F” as first after control RS(T) and before reference number.
Ex: A station from YOFF-0123 will send “5 9 9 F 0 1 2 3”.

QSO indoor – indoor = 1 point

QSO indoor – other = 10 points  (QSO outdoor – indoor = 10 points)

QSO outdoor – outdoor = 10 points

No multipliers.

The “indoor” stations which are permanent inside a natural protected area will count as a “outdoor” station and will send a control accordingly.

All entrants must operate within the limits of their chosen category when performing any activity that could affect their submitted score. Only the entrant’s call sign may be used to aid the entrant’s score.

Violation of amateur radio regulations or the rules of the contest; disrespect of hamspirit; taking credit for excessive unverifiable QSOs or multipliers; use of any non-amateur means of communication to SOLICIT, ARRANGE, or CONFIRM any contacts during or after the GREENPARTY will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.

ANY use by an entrant of any non-amateur means including, but not limited to, telephones, email, Internet, Instant Messenger, chat rooms, VoIP, or the use of DX cluster to SOLICIT, ARRANGE, or CONFIRM any contacts during the GREENPARTY is unsportsmanlike and the entry is subject to disqualification.

Entrants must not exceed the maximum output power specified by their license, or the power limit of their entry category, whichever is less, on any band. Power is measured at the final output connector of the transmitter.

Self-spotting is not allowed.

All operation must take place from one operating site. Transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500-meter diameter circle or within the property limits of the station licensee, whichever is greater. All antennas must be physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the entrant.

The entry location of a remote station is determined by the physical location of the transmitters, receivers, and antennas. A remote station must obey all station and category limitations.

The outdoor station will obey the specific rules of the natural protected area from which will operate (according to national laws and national WWFF rules).

Final score: sum of points from all bands

Logs in standard Cabrillo format will be sent to: 
10 days after the “party”.

Logs emailed after the deadline may be ineligible for any awards.


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