Rules of Maritime Radio Day

MRD Maritime Radio Day is being held annually 14th to 15th of april to remember to nearly 100 years of wireless service for seafarers. Since its beginning in 1900 it was the most important communication service until the end of 1998. The date of MRD should remember to the Titanic-disaster in 1912.
Former Wireless operators of the merchant marine, fisheries and coast stations are requested to register.

  1. Date: 14th April 1200 UTC 15th April 2200 UTC
  2. Bands: 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15 & 10m plus WARC
  3. Mode: CW only
  4. Output power: not limited
  5. QSO-Exchange QRK, name, call sign of last or favourite ship / coast station / aircraft / maintenance company and additional: travel report, msg and/or qtc if you like.
  6. Deadline of registering: 1st of April at midnight, deadline of logs: 1st of May

Certificate of participation (CoP) SWL have to sent a complete log to be able to verify QSO data by selection. Licensed operators send either a log as .doc or .pdf, or an e-mail with number of ships, coast, special and hams contacted. Do not send files with .adi, .txt or .xls

Logs sent by Postcards or letters send to:

Rolf Marschner
Narzissenweg 10
53359 Rheinbach

Certificate is available only by e-mail!

Results of MRD will be published on MRD homepage "Resultlists of MRD"

QSL cards: Each participant manages his QSL card. There is no QSL manager!

For registering click left on button “Please register” or use following Link

End of registration is April 1st at midnight
General Comment:
Coast station- and ship callsigns could be operated only by former Radio Officers, Operators of Coast Stations and from Radio Technicians worked in the branch of installation and maintenance of coastal and ship radio equipment and antennas. Companies as they are RAMAC, DEBEG, SAIT etc.

Radio amateurs start with Nr. 001