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DIPLOMA AND SPECIAL TROPHY – “400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF MIGUEL DE CERVANTES”

2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, one of the greatest writers in Universal History. His most iconic novel, “Don Quixote” is the most edited and translated book in all Literature History, just behind The Bible.

To commemorate this important event, the URE (Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles), member society of the IARU, is promoting the following special event, available to all licensed hams and SWLs worldwide

Contacts will be valid in any mode and band from 160 to 10 meters with the 14 stations using the special AN400 prefix. The suffixes of the 14 special event stations are the letters of each of the letters of the name of the author

Don MIGUEL DE CERVANTES

And so, the 14 special station callsigns are:

AN400M, AN400I, AN400G, AN400U, AN400E, AN400L, AN400D, AN400C, AN400R, AN400V, AN400A, AN400N, AN400T, AN400S

DATES:


From 19th September 2016 at 0000z to 9th October 2016 (2359z)


DIPLOMAS

There are three different categories, depending on the number of AN400 stations the requestor has contacted (or SWL reports in the case of SWLs)

SILVER DIPLOMA

European stations: For stations with at least 9 contacts with different AN400 stations in any band or mode.

Stations outside Europe: for stations with at least 6 contacts with different AN400 stations, on any band or mode

GOLD DIPLOMA

European stations: For stations with contacts on at least 3 different bands with at least 9 AN400 stations on each one of those bands, on any mode
Stations outside of Europe: for stations with contacts on at least 3 different bands, with at least 6 AN400 stations on each one of those bands, on any mode.


PLATINUM DIPLOMA


European stations: For stations with contacts on at least 3 different bands with all 14 of the AN400 stations on each one of those bands, on any mode.

Stations outside Europe: For stations with contacts on at least 3 different bands with at least 10 AN400 stations on each one of those bands, on any mode

All the diplomas will indicate the name and callsign of the requestor and the position obtained in their DXCC entity for the total number of valid QSOs. Diplomas will be available for free in PDF format.

TROPHIES

Crystal Medallion:
A high quality crystal trophy will be awarded in the following different categories to the top participants that achieve the highest number of different contacts with the AN400 stations on different bands and modes. The trophy is engraved with the stations name, callsign and the position achieved on each ranking. These top performers will receive their trophy directly at their home free of charge.

World top 20: For the 20 highest scorers worldwide
North America top 5: For the 5 highest scorers in North America
South America top 5: For the 5 highest scorers in South America
Asia top 5: For the 5 highest scorers in Asia
Africa top 5 For the 5 highest scorers in Africa
Oceania top 5 For the 5 highest scorers in Oceania

Any other participant can request a personalized medallion with the station call, name and position achieved in his/her continent and DXCC directly from the shop in the webpage.

TEAM COMPETITION:


Participants who wish to do so may form teams of up to 3 stations from anywhere in the world. Teams can be formed on the official web page at any time during the competition.

The number of QSOs of each team will be the sum of the individual QSOs of each of the team members. The 10 teams with the highest QSO total will receive a printed diploma with their classification. This special diploma will be sent free of charge to each of the team members.

For ranking purposes, contacts will be valid on each of the following 3 modes: 1-SSB; 2- CW and 3. Digital modes, and on each of the 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, and 10m bands. Each band/mode contact only counts once, duplicate contacts are not taken into account for the ranking. In case of a draw, the station who completed the last QSO first will be win.

Each trophy will include the position obtained in each class and worldwide. Online log consultation and the position of participants in the QSO ranking can be followed daily on the website cervantes.ure.es.

The log will be updated every 24 hours. Repeat contacts are recommended if a contact with a station is not reflected on the online log. Notwithstanding, any participant can make possible log error requests from 10th to 15th October if they consider that have a justified reason.

REQUESTS:


Those participants classified in each category can freely download their personalized diploma in PDF format from the official website. Diplomas will be available for download as from 15 October 2016. We do not require logs to be submitted since the online log is available on the web.

SWLs should send their lists of stations received up until October, 20th to SWLcervantes@ure.es and their diploma will be sent by email.

The top stations classified in each category ranking will receive free of charge by post the special crystal medal engraved with their name, callsign, and position obtained. The list of candidates will be updated on the website daily. Once the event is concluded, stations should send an email to cervantes400@ure.es to confirm their postal address.

If a participant wishes to receive a printed diploma on high quality paper, they may request it at a cost of EUR 8 for one copy. In the case a station wishes to request 2 or 3 (for example, silver, gold, and platinum), the cost is EUR 10. Postal charges are included.

If a participant wishes to receive a personalized Crystal Medallion with name, callsign and position in the ranking per continent and DXCC, they may request it a cost of EUR 25. Postal charges are included.

Trophies and diplomas can be requested directly at the website cervantes.ure.es.

MNI TNX TO EA5ON

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9 Comments

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Per Giessing
  • Callsign: oz1cf
  • 2016-10-10 08:03:13
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Pavel
  • Callsign: ok2pau
  • 2016-10-10 04:16:05
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Andy
  • Callsign: GM0BZS
  • 2016-10-07 01:45:56
Has inspired me to get active on data modes and relearn morse! Hope to reach gold before end of activity. GM0BZS
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Vrata
  • Callsign: ok1kt
  • 2016-09-22 03:25:34
Sorry for my mistake - wanna give five stars !
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Vrata
  • Callsign: ok1kt
  • 2016-09-22 03:24:05
Thanks for the occasion remind us well known writer. Pretty high activity on all bands/modes and excellent operators show the big performance. Thanks a lot !
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Max
  • Callsign: VE3TMT
  • 2016-09-20 08:15:52
Worked a couple last night. Was not sure what the callsign was for. Now will work for award!
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Héctor
  • Callsign: CE3FZL
  • 2016-08-30 04:12:40
EXCELENTE NOTICIA NARDO, EC1DD DESEO ENVIARTE UN CORREO YA QUE DESEO HACER UNA PREGUNTA ESPECIFICA DEL MUNDO DE LOS SWL Gracias de antemano,
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Nardo
  • Callsign: EC1DD
  • 2016-08-30 03:02:07
A partir de septiembre estará operativo. En cuanto se ponga la web en marcha.
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Héctor
  • Callsign: ce3fzl
  • 2016-08-30 02:52:29
La informacion es imperfecta, los dos correos mencionados en las Bases no estan habilitados, al escribir requieriendo información llegan rebotados. La pagina WEB de URE tampoco inlcuye información sobre este Concurso, falta claridad respecto de la fuente de este concurso, la web "Las solicitudes de trofeo o Diploma se pueden realizar directamente desde la web: cervantes.ure.es ( es inconducente, tiene solo los logos del URE y no presta ninguna ayuda ni se descarga nada) Hector

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