First Class CW Operators’ Club 75th Anniversary On-Air Celebration

To commemorate our 75th anniversary in May FOC is holding a month-long on-air event featuring more than 30 special "FOC" suffix calls. These will include GB75FOC, a special anniversary call for our club station. (GP4FOC will be used when operating from Guernsey, GS4FOC from Scotland and GT4FOC from Isle of Man). There will be many other FOC calls from the USA and VE and from more exotic locations such as VQ9, HZ1 and 5T.

Stations will gain points for contacting any FOC member and a beautiful certificate will be presented to stations who reach certain point levels.

 15 points = Bronze, 30 points = Silver, 50 points = Gold.

  • QSO with an FOC member = 1 point
  • QSO with an FOC member lasting 10 minutes or longer = 3 points
  • QSO with an FOC suffix station (or M0RSE) = 5 points
  • QSO with GB75FOC, GP4FOC, GS4FOC or GT4FOC = 10 points

 One QSO is allowed per station per band. All bands are allowed but QSOs must be CW, of course.

Listen for FOC members calling "CQ FOC 75." A list of current members can also be found on this web site in the "About FOC" section.

Electronic logs for the FOC 75th Anniversary Award should be submitted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

QSLs for GB75FOC, GP4FOC, GS4FOC, GT4FOC and M0RSE should be sent to G3SWH: www.g3swh.org.uk

FOC calls that are expected to be on the air during the 75th anniversary event include:

5B75FOC

5T1FOC

A65FOC

DK75FOC

GB75FOC**

GP4FOC**

GS4FOC **

GT4FOC**

HZ1FOC

II0FOC

IS0FOC

K0FOC

K2FOC

K6FOC

K7FOC

LZ75FOC

N8FOC

OK7FOC

PA75FOC

R75FOC

S575FOC

V3FOC

VA3FOC

VE6FOC

VQ975FOC

W1FOC

W2FOC

W3FOC

W5FOC

W6FOC

W9FOC

WA1FOC

WG4FOC

M0RSE (also counts as an FOC-suffix call)