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Cricket World Cup Amateur Radio Marathon – Southgate Amateur Radio Club

South Africa’s SARL reports the RSGB is organising an International Amateur Radio Marathon on the HF bands to celebrate the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup which is being held in England and Wales between 30 May and 14 July 2019

The SARL news item says: 

We are writing to you as a member or associate member country of the ICC to invite you to participate by activating one or more special call signs in the marathon.

The marathon will run from 30 May 2019 to 14 July 2019 with UK and International call signs activated on 9 HF bands using SSB, CW and Digital modes. A series of award certificates will be offered to participants based on the number of QSOs they achieve with UK and International activators.

The RSGB will be using the excellent Hamlogs system that allows logs from activating stations to be uploaded to a central database. Participants will be able to track their progress towards the available awards.

From the UK we will be activating 31 special call signs including eleven for the famous Cricket Grounds that will be used in England and Wales and ten for the teams that are participating. The UK callsigns will all have the prefix GB19 with a two or three letter suffix. We are inviting you to join us in activating one or more special callsigns. If you can obtain call signs with the suffix “19CWC” that would be ideal, but other distinctive callsigns are also welcome.

Full details of the marathon will be published at

Source SARL News

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