According the same act, any Brazilian amateur radiostation gained the option to transmit from June 12 to July 13, 2014 (the period of the World Cup) with special callsign formed by it’s own usual letters, but with double numbers of the prefix, without any further requirements or fees to be sent or paid to Anatel.
For example: PY2AA, the usual callsign of LABRE’s station in Sao Paulo, can be used as PY22AA during the World Cup.
If and only if Brazil wins the World Cup, any Brazilian amateur radio station can be operated from July 13 to August 31, 2014 with special callsign formed by it’s own usual letters, but with 6 added to the numbers, also without any further requirements or fees to be sentor paid to Anatel.
For example: PY2AA, can be changed to PY26AA. The number 6 is relative to the possible sixth title of Brazil on World Cups.
Brazil, The Football Land!
LABRE also will promote a new award called “Brazil Terra do Futebol” (Brazil, The Football Land). Only contacts between June 01 and July 30 will be valid. Twelve key stations will use ZX14 prefix and fifteen special stations will use ZY14 prefix. The award has 3 categories:
4 key stations ZX14
5 special stations ZY14
25 others stations from Brazil
8 key stations ZX14
10 special stations ZY14
50 others stations from Brazil
All 12 key stations ZX14
All 15 special stations ZY1480 stations from Brazil
Interesting to note that we will have only one special or key station per state, so who can work all 12 key stations ZX14 and all 15 special stations ZY14, will be ready to obtain another award, the Worked All Brazil (WAB).
Brazil made a similar successful event this year to celebrate the 80 years of the unification of regional amateur radio clubs to the formation of an unified national representation for the amateur radio: LABRE.
During the celebration, stations ZZ80 were heard inseveral bands from all 27 Brazilian states.
For more informations on “Brazil Terra do Futebol” (Brazil, The Football Land) and WAB, visit the LABRE’s website: http://www.labre.org.br
LABRE was engaged with ANATEL for months to define the basis of these programs. Orlando Perez Filho (PT2OP, CEO of LABRE) and Gustavo de Faria Franco (PT2ADM, president of LABRE´s council), considered the activities good opportunities for amateur radio community increase the number of radio contacts, stimulate WPX types of awards and promotethe international goodwill on Amateur Radio along with this very special sportive event.
Gracias Orlando, PT2OP.