The ON Contest was first organized in 1980 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Kingdom of Belgium.
Since then, this short period contest lasting four hours on a local Sunday morning has become a popular yearly event generating lots of activity on the 80m, 6m and 2m bands.
To commemorate its 30th edition, the Mechelen (MCL) division of the UBA is activating a special event callsign
ON30ON (Oscar November Thirty Oscar November)
To celebrate the event the MCL division of the Belgian IARU Society UBA issues a commemorative award. Both licensed HAMs and SWLs may achieve this short term certificate by collecting 30 points during the year 2010. The special event station ON30ON will be active during the months of March, April, September and October.
Points are distributed as following:
Station contacted normal value value if the contact is made during the ON Contest
ON30ON 10 points 15 points
ON4MCL 7 points not active
members of UBA-MCL 4 points 6 points
Europeans outside Belgium may multiply the value by factor two, stations outside Europe by factor three.
A contact with ON30ON is mandatory for all stations. No band or mode restrictions (except for Packet Radio & Echolink) but each station only counts once.
The certificate is only available as a personalized PDF file and applicants should apply by sending their log extract to ON4CAS After verification of your log extract, the award will be sent as a PDF file to your e-mail address. No fee applies, the award is free.
The ON Contest has several legs of which the 2010 dates are as following: 6m on September 26th, 80m SSB on October 3rd,80m CW on October 10th and 2m on October 17th.
The rules of the contest may be found on the UBA webpage .
List of UBA MCL clubmembers (as of March 4th, 2010)
ON1AJG, BN, CLP
ON3AFC, ASM, BHS, BP, CEA, DY, QRP, VDD, WLA
ON4ABN, ADC, AIR, AMC, AT, AVF, BCS, BPM, CAS, CB, DEL, ECO, JVX, LO, VDV, ZN
ON5AMS, BHP, CGN, DNI, GO, GQ, KE, LDH, RW, WL, ZI
ON6HZ, JK, NZ, OB, TO
ON7BAU, DJU, DU, FS, JH, KM, ROM, SN, WX, XJ
ON8AS, BK, KH, LR, SVI
Clubstations: ON4MCL, ON4DIG
Special Event Station: ON30ON