To celebrate 25 years of the FOC’s in-house magazine FOCUS, the 100th edition of which will be published on 1 January 2015, FOC members will be calling “CQ FOC25.” Points will be earned, by members and non-members, for working FOC officers, FOCUS editors and any FOC members. A certificate will be issued to everyone who achieves 100 points.
When: 00:00 GMT, 25 December 2014 until 23:59 GMT, 5 January 2015.
Bands: All nine HF bands 1.8-28 MHz; CW only. Work each station once per-band.
Exchange: Members may call ‘CQ FOC25’. There is no mandatory exchange beyond call-signs. However, members may send their membership number and may indicate if they count for bonus points, as below.
This is NOT a contest, so feel free to exchange a few pleasantries during your exchange.
Point tallying (for FOC members and non-members):
The Club call-sign GS4FOC: 10 points (Operator Terry, GM3WUX)
FOCUS Editors, 10 points each:
G4BUE/N4CJ (1989-2011), V31JP (2011-2012), S57WJ (2013-)
Presidents (1989-2014), 3 points each:
G3LHJ, GW3KDB, G3SYM, GM3YTS, GW3KGV, G3LIK, GM3POI, G3KTZ, G3RXP, GM3WUX, G3SWH, G4HZV, G3WGV, G3RVM, G3VTT, G3PJT, G3IZD, G3XTT
Contesting columnists, 3 points each:
G3SXW, G4BUO, K5RC, N2KW, N9RV
Committee members 2014-15, 3 points each:
AC5K, G3RWF, G4BWP/A65BD, G4FNL, G4FON, KR3E, M0PCB, N4TY
FOCUS distribution manager, 3 points each: WB2YQH
All other FOC members, 1 point each. A list of member calls can be found here
Member QSOs with non-members, 1 point each
Points will be claimed on the honour system (no log entries needed).
Reports: You can easily keep track of your total points by using G3WGV’s FOCUS25 program. Download it from John’s web site http://focus25.g3wgv.com/ You can also download this spreadsheet, created by G3SXW.
Just e-mail your total number of claimed points, to S57WJ: firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 January 2015. Results will be published on the Club’s web-site and in FOCUS Issue #101.
Awards: A Certificate of Merit will be awarded to those claiming at least 100 points, reflecting the 100 editions of FOCUS.
Special thanks to Chris Page, G4BUE/N4CJ, for establishing the original concept of FOCUS and for editing the magazine tirelessly for the first 22 years. Grateful thanks to Joe, K8JP/V31JP for taking up the Editor reins and to Gabor, S57WJ who is currently doing such a magnificent job and for inspiring this QSO Party.