Those of us who work at HQ have a RED BADGE. We received this yesterday: (K1DM – I’m worth 50 points!)
Sunday, June 1 will be the first round of “Red Badges On The Air,” a day when HQ is encouraging any ARRL officer, elected official, HQ staff or HQ volunteer to get on the air and hand out points in the Centennial QSO Party.
The event will run from 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC (Saturday evening through Sunday evening local time). Operate as much or as little as you like, on whatever bands you enjoy. Call “CQ Centennial QSO Party” on phone, “CQ CENT” on CW or digital modes.
The Centennial QSO Party is a runaway success; members are overwhelmingly enthusiastic about this ARRL operating event and activity on the bands has noticeably increased as a result. As people with red badges have high point values in the Centennial QSO Party, getting on the air June 1 and working our members will improve their scores in our event (as well as yours) and give more visibility to your ARRL department, division or section.
If you are not able to participate on June 1, we are planning on holding this event at least one other day this year. We encourage everybody to participate in the Centennial QSO Party as much as possible, not just on this day.
We hope to hear you on the bands on Sunday, June 1.
If you need more info on the Centennial QSO Party, visit http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party
Sean Kutzko, KX9X, Media and Public Relations Manager