MRD 2013

MRD 2013

I’ve written about MRD comprehensively elsewhere.  Briefly it’s an event that takes places each April and lasts 36 hours.  During that time, ex-R/Os who are also licensed amateur radio operators fire up their transmitters and go on air.  The aim is to make contact with as many others as possible, exchanging signal reports, name, location, and the name and callsign of the last or favourite ship served on.

Most individuals operate alone, but some form in teams, especially as coast station or association entries.  For example, PCH, DAN, GKA, and IAR and the German Radio Officers’ Association were represented.  This isn’t a competition, and there are no prizes.  There is, however, a healthy but friendly rivalry as to who can make the most contacts with other stations under the MRD banner.

This year, for the first time, the ROARS group organised a team of 12 men who covered virtually the whole 36 hours between them.  We used the callsign M0ROA from my address and MX0ROA from the others.  We had a lot of fun and made a lot of contacts.  The ROA received a lot of publicity on the air waves.  Old contacts were renewed and plenty of new friends made.  And there was definitely a new feeling of camaraderie within the team – some of us have only ever met on the key, but I really felt that we know each other after this.

Amazingly, the ROARS team came second overall worldwide.  We were only beaten by the IAR team (Rome Radio).  Their total count was boosted by the larger number of non-R/O contacts they made.  We actually made more ship contacts than they did, and about the same number of coast station contacts.  And our colleagues, the German Radio Officers’ Association trailed behind in 13th position!

Most individual team members worked a 2-hour slot.  Outside of that slot they were free to make contacts using their personal callsigns.  Some of these achieved good scores as well.  The results are all recorded in the attachment.

We are hoping to enter again next year, and have learned some lessons from this year’s event, so next year’s results may be even better.

Dave Ellis.

MRD REPORT FOR THE ROA (Radio Officers’ Association, Great Britain).

This is the collated input for the ROA, Radio Officers’ Association (Great Britain).

We are registered as “Dave and Crew.”

The base station callsign is M0ROA, used by the license holder at his QTH (Dave Ellis).

UK Amateur Radio Club License rules permit alternative QTHs with permission to use MX0ROA, and we had 10 other ROA members using this at various QTH’s in the UK.

The following shows the collated number of separate QSOs:

121 Ship Stations

26 Coast Stations

53 Other Stations

Call

Operator

Ship

Coast Station

Other

M0ROA

G4AJY

GCHM GZDA GVYQ PCRE GBCN GMZU FFUX GMCA GUPB GDGG GHZT DNDZ DLBO ZDMG PGGF GXYG MGRZ GYJU DLCD YLMN GRFT GZLD GTXL DDRI FNWH DDTW GWJD DAHC CTHC GSTM FNCM GBTT DLCD DCZB DEVC GQAB DHEF DGBS GOUS LCTC DFBB (41) FF6 PCH GLD GKA DAN(2 bands) LGP DHS GKR OHM IQP (11) A few of these are ships but c/s missedG3ZGC DL0EL MW6XRO PA3BYW G0JSB G4DMC G3HQS DL3AMB (2 bands) F6ACU G3VXJ S51RE DL6FAX DF7PM M0PIE F5CH S51NP (16)

MX0ROA

GD4RGR

UBCA WNE 5MNG MNES LECK DCZB GBVV FNMV UBCA (9) F8BBT (1)

G3OGP

GMZU DCZB J8EM4 LZSJ LCTC DAMY A8UF DUSP DGBS GPLC EQSB (11) DAN (1) SP3CW IZ6TGS HB9FAI I1GZG IV3RJH UU8JC (6)

G4LFU

PADF GPLC DLDH GYXG PBVQ GZDA MYDN GZLD GOUS DDRL GOUJ GRFT 6ZIF GZMM GDGQ DCZB DJJH LZSJ STEN (19) DHS DAN (2) G4WSX G4ETQ DL3AMB 2EOPKK UA3DUZ  JI3CJP (6)

G4ISP

SVZW GFSD (2) ZSC SAH (2) G0LKI EA7EGU DLUGAO G4UVG (4)

G0LKI

UBCA GSWC ZMDQ (3) DF5WN OZ6TL M0BRB M0BKB HB9CSM HA7JEL UQ3BV (7)

G3PLE

GLFA HBDL ISER FNCM GMZU GYXG (6) GLD (1) G3UGK G4UGK (2)

G4NCZ

UU1JO UR5MD (2)

GW4XXF

OASC EQSB FNMV MACE LCTC GYXG GTZR GTLE GPLC OXGM GHZT (11) PCH (1) DLOSFK (1)

G0CHV

LSZJ OLGK GYJU FNRO DCZB (5) EAV ICB PCH WSC (4) DF2IAH OK2SFO OK1APY DJ5MF I1OLJ S52CC K2TQC PA3BYW (8)

2E0MPC

GMZU GPLC GBVV GBCN GDTQ DTFB GXYG LUKK OGYD LCTC DGLM GOUS GMCA GCYB DLCD DDQH (16) PCH GKA DAN SAG IPA (4) DL0EL DL5AL (2)

Results of „Maritime Radio Day“ 2013

There are no first, second and third prizes, we only want to show which station had most QSOs.

>> It’s taking part that counts <<

 

station ship coast spec.stn amateur total operator
IR0IAR 101 28 191 320 Lino & crew
M0ROA/MX0ROA 123 26 3 52 204 Dave & crew
PA6PCH 97 29 64 190 Dick & crew
DJ5AA 110 37 12 31 190 Joachim
EI5DS 65 20 30 115 Ned
II3IQX 54 12 3 41 110 Ennio & crew
II1IGG 33 17 5 54 109 Joe
PA2PCH 61 24 7 13 105 Ad
DL0DAN 63 16 25 104 Onno & crew
DL3KUD 60 22 4 17 103 Matt
LZ1CY 67 28 3 4 102 Angel
DJ3BT 61 17 7 16 101 Gerhard
DL0SFK 56 20 21 97 Jürgen, Peter, Rolf
DL0CUX 36 17 3 37 94 Uwe
DL6MLA 58 20 4 7 89 Karl
G4AJY 47 17 4 20 88 Dave
LA3DX 43 26 6 2 77 Frode
DL3AMB 52 16 2 3 73 Manfred
DL8LD 48 18 2 4 72 Dierk
DF4BV 38 16 16 70 Heinz
F6GIN 44 10 3 9 66 André
G3ZGC 44 12 4 5 65 Richard
LB2TB 34 17 4 9 64 Lars
RD3AV 50 12 62 Victor
N1EA 18 10 2 32 62 David
IQ6SB/IQP 38 10 12 60 Dom
LA6DW 33 16 5 5 59 Gerner
CS5DFG 34 23 1 58 David & Pires
IK6IJF 27 22 4 5 58 Alfredo
DL6MKA 30 14 7 7 58 Bernd
GB0GKA 30 13 3 11 57 Tony
4X1WQ 27 13 15 55 Avi
4X1FC 29 16 9 54 Daniel
RA1ALS 38 11 1 2 52 Mak
SK6SAG 32 13 6 51 Sten
IV3JWY 31 7 2 10 50 Bruno
LA3FL 23 10 5 12 50 Per
LA4FG 26 15 4 5 50 Oddvar
DL9CM 34 8 3 1 46 Rolf
DL0EL 26 13 2 5 46 Uli
G3UFO 27 16 2 45 David
CT1CZT 37 4 1 2 44 Antonio
DL4BCG 29 11 2 42 Paul
CT1APP 23 12 2 4 41 Julio
OH8FIU 26 9 1 4 40 Jorma
I6MAT 20 13 2 2 37 Geo
F5YG 23 9 3 2 37 Jean
IZ6TGS 23 10 3 36 Adrio
DL0MCM 14 7 1 13 35 Horst & crew
DH4PB 18 7 1 8 34 Sylvester
DL5LBC 21 7 4 2 34 Claudia
SM7YII 19 8 1 6 34 Christer

 

IK7TVE 21 12 33 Pasquale
G3TZA 17 10 1 5 33 Alan
PA5ABW 23 8 2 33 Albert
S51AE 22 7 3 32 Ciril
G0IBN 18 6 2 5 31 Andrew
G3OGP 16 13 1 30 Robin
PA3CWG 18 7 2 2 29 Ron
DJ5QF 19 8 27 Peter
VK4BUI 20 7 27 Les
DD1WG 16 6 1 2 25 Hans
DH6BAN 18 5 1 24 Hans-Jürgen
TM2FFL 14 4 1 5 24 Chris & Gerard
G3ZNR 17 7 24 Derek
DK4VQ 16 7 23 Hans
DL8HCI 14 5 1 2 22 Jürgen (QRP)
DL3AKM 9 9 2 2 22 Friedrich
SWL 14 6 2 22 David ex GKZ
S52CC 12 7 1 1 21 Vinko
EA8VI 12 8 1 21 Juan
DL9GDC 9 7 3 1 20 Franz, QRP
DL1HBL 11 4 2 3 20 Claus
IV3DRP 14 4 1 1 20 Adriano
IZ3KMY 9 6 3 1 19 Livio
KC4ABC 9 3 2 5 19 John
VK4QC 11 6 17 Peter
DJ5NL 6 7 2 1 16 Ludwig
PA0QRB 11 3 1 15 Harold
EA7IXN 11 3 14 Alfredo
UA1OIW 5 7 12 Anatoly
GD4RGR 8 1 2 11 Ken
G4DTD 5 5 1 11 Ross
TA4/G3LAA 3 1 5 9 Anthony
W1WNE 6 2 8 Steve
DL0MGD/p 7 1 8 Jan
M0ANQ 5 2 7 Jim
WA1RF 2 4 6 Ron
RW3AI 3 2 5 Valery
ZS5XT 3 1 1 5 Bruce
N6SL 3 1 4 Ben
DB5UK 4 4 Uwe
IZ3PZI 4 4 Giuliano
DL8PJT 3 3 Paul
3B8FQ 2 2 Rachid

 

The Crews:
II3IQX Ennio & Crew = “Trieste Radio”/IQX
IR0IAR Lino & Crew = “Roma Radio“/IAR
DL0DAN Onno & Crew = “Norddeich Radio”/DAN
PA6PCH Dick & Crew = “Scheveningen Radio”/PCH
TM2FFL Gerard & Crew = “Saint Lys Radio”/FFL
Okko & Crew = S.S. “Rotterdam”/PHEG (Museum Ship)
Horst & Crew = M/V “Dresden”/DAVK (Museum Ship)
David & Manuel = Frigate “D. Fernando e Gloria” (Museum Ship)
Dave & Crew = M0ROA/MX0ROA are the Radio Officers’ Association (Great Britain)
Jürgen, Peter & Rolf = DL0SFK are the German Radio Officers Association, Bremen

 

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