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    Stay Home Award

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 07, 2020, Helsinki, Finland

    SRAL – The Finnish Amateur Radio League

    PLEASE JOIN THE GLOBAL AMATEUR RADIO
    NETWORK AS YOU STAY HOME

    In the world-wide amateur radio community, social distancing is not an issue. The ham radio network operates by radio waves with signals flying high and wide, across all borders near and far. Amateur radio operators are well-known as communicators during the happy days, but also during times of crisis. Even if physically locked down, the world is wide open for them. They are encouraged to communicate, keeping their channels clear and their minds and skills sharp for global messaging if needed. While they now extend the physical distance between friends, at the same time they grow closer in their social distance – their minds and hearts.

    The Finnish Amateur Radio League (SRAL) with the support of the Finnish Communication Agency (TRAFICOM) are working together to increase awareness and promote the normal orders of each society during this unfortunate period. To do so, the three-million strong amateur radio community is encouraged to stay in touch and keep up their global network.

    With that charter and mission in mind the SRAL invites all amateurs to join forces. Keep up the radio activity and the global social network!

    TIME PERIOD from Thursday, April 08,2020 16.00 UTC thru July 08,2020, 2359 UTC


    Contacts are encouraged to STAYHOME stations as well as to all friends around the world, but also for the purpose of the below-mentioned GMA (DXCC) Award:

    MESSAGING WINDOW
    While contacts are permitted on all amateur radio bands (CW, SSB and FT8/4) the core activity is targeted to the windows of 14250–14270 and 14050-14060 KHz and 3740-3760 and 3530-3540 KHz. The SRAL stations are typically active on that window from 12 UTC and 16 UTC onwards respectively.

    RADIO MESSAGE ITSELF
    Temporary QSH (Stay Happy & Healthy) which may change during the period.

    MESSENGER STATION NETWORK
    SRAL is launching ten (10) different stations from OH0 thru OH9 who sign with STAYHOME suffixes, such as OH5STAYHOME. The other stations from other countries signing STAYHOME are qualified to this program. Such stations include 9K9STAYHOME or TC1STAYHOME with the RAST (Thailand) E2STAYHOME station expected to join the network soon.

    For coordination purposes please kindly inform your new STAYHOME country to stayhome@sral.fiaccordingly.

    GMA - GLOBAL MESSENGER AWARD
    This award honors contacts to 100 or more different countries (DXCC), during this time period, which should include at least five (5) messenger (STAY HOME) stations.

    SHA – STAYHOME AWARD
    There will also be an award for contacting a minimum of five (5) OH*STAYHOME -prefixes with a maximum number of other stations in other countries signing the STAYHOME -suffix. In Finland all numbers/regions 0 thru 9 will be activated. The highest number contacted, and all with up to three (3) less than the achieved maximum will be awarded.

    MESSENGER STATION NETWORK
    SRAL launches ten (10) different stations from OH0 thru OH9 who sign with STAYHOME suffixes, such as OH5 STAYHOME. The other stations from other countries signing STAYHOME are qualified to this program. Such as 9KSTAYHOME or VESTAYHOME etc.

    Some special activities for specific durations within this overall time period will be announced separately through international amateur radio press.

    StayHome-hotline: stayhome@sral.fi

    QSL manager: Miika, OH2BAD
    Awards: Martti, OH2BH (details TBA)

    Supporting network: OH1NX, OH2BAD, OH2BH, OH2KI, OH2KM, OH4UI


    73 Al 4L5A
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    Release from Finland; April.16.2020
    FROM THE FINNISH AMATEUR RADIO LEAGUE (SRAL)
    TWENTY-FIVE (25) COUNTRIES ACTIVE IN STAYHOME PROGRAM
    ADXG, Araucaria DX Group of Brazil has donated the winner’s trophy to STAYHOME program’s SHA award, with highest number of STAYHOME stations contacted. Also the highest number up to three (3) less than achieved maximum will be awarded.
    This announcement was released in honor of Oms, PY5EG being the first one to work all ten (10) STAYHOME prefixes from Finland from where more than 12.000 QSOs were already handed out. Youngest participants is 14-year old Ville, OH1UDC with more than 400 QSOs under his belt.
    As many are lacking some prefixes, all of them will be activated this coming Saturday 11.00-14.00 UTC on SSB 14250-14270KHz.
    This include rare OH9STAYHOME prefix from Lapland (OH9BS) who is QRV thru list operation.
    Please contact the net control via email; sked@sral.fi.


    73 Al 4L5A

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      LATEST ONES IN THE STAYHOME FAMILY

      News from Bangkok, Thailand and the world

      It was today when the Thai radio regulator, NBTC, granted a permit E2STAYHOME for Thailand to join the the COVID-19 movement as the country number 33. RAST president, Jack, HS1FVL was on 20M to kick-off the special event while Champ, E21EIC with his wife JC, E20NKB handed out the very first QSOs.

      On the same day, Andy, 5Z/G3AB informed that their regulator was in the process for allowing the locals to air the 5Z4STAYHOME special event station which would bring Africa to join the movement, enhancing the messages that governments throughout the world are releasing to their citizens.

      Amateur radio is not only promoting the good-will and sense of belonging during these hard times but also keeping its communication network available for this unfortunate period.
      73 Al 4L5A

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        HELSINKI, MAY.16.2020
        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


        STAYHOME CAMPAIGN REACHES ITS PINNACLE, JUNE 06-07. 2020

        CONTEST-LIKE ACTIVITY FROM SATURDAY, 12.00 to SUNDAY, 11.59


        In total, more than 30 countries have activated STAYHOME-suffixed stations to amplify the important message and participate in a large international showcase of Amateur Radio during the COVID-19 crisis. It is estimated that some 150 000 messages have been passed through the network around the world.

        Oms, PY5EG, one of the project participants, alone, has completed more than 20 000 messages to 181 countries and to all 40 zones. Congratulations! The latest United Nations activation is; 4U9STAYHOME by Ivo, 9A3A from the UN base in Brindisi, Italy.

        The highlight of the event is a June 06-07, 24-hour radio gathering, when all STAYHOME stations and the world will gather on the airwaves to wish each other well and conduct a global message passing in a contest-like framework. At that point the further validity of the STAYHOME message will be reviewed with the sincere hope that all countries would be able to begin easing these heavy restrictions, eventually making this message obsolete.

        The project patron is the Foreign Minister of Finland, Pekka Haavisto and it is endorsed by IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH and the United Nations ARC with multiple STAYHOME activations.
        73 Al 4L5A

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