Due to increases in the cost of the re-enforced envelopes used, the large envelope postal rate in the UK and International Postal Rates generally it has been necessary to increase the cost of the IMD award for the first time in many years.
In 2014 we found that we were actually subsidising the cost on many occasions and that takes no account of the time taken to produce the award certificates!
As the award is of a high quality produced in colour on parchment paper the value remains high, we have no control over the cost of postage which, of course, is included in the price.
See details here http://g4usb.net/IMD/the-award/
You are still invited to claim for an award relating to any of the previous years of the event. However the revised cost will now apply.
If you were a part of the 2014 International Marconi Day and attended one of the official IMD award stations there is a good chance you may have taken some photographs or indeed put a video up online and I am asking once again to have pictures/links to videos sent to me for inclusion on this site which after all is the resource centre for the event.
By sending the photos and including them will give publicity for your group.
If you are not a photographer perhaps you could write a short article about your groups activity on IMD to include where you operated from, the Marconi connection, equipment used, antenna set ups, modes worked and perhaps a list of operators. Once again good publicity for your group/club and a way of saying you appreciate your members help to put the event on. After all we all give up out time and in many cases take either a days holiday or out of the workplace losing a days earnings to do it. A thank, you goes a long way and includes your members into the IMD family for all to see.
Perhaps you could send in the reports at the same time as registering for April 25th 2015
Kind Regards Norman G4USB
GB8MD — TDARS at Tywyn, mid Wales
IY1MR – IY6GM – IY5PIS – W2RC
GB4IMD — CW1GM — IY0ORP — GB4MDI — IY0GA — PA20IMD (usual call PA6IMD – this year marks their 20th year as an IMD station)
IY0IMD — EI0MAR — GB4M & GB4R — IY4FGM — GB0MGY — II0GM — GX0MWT — GB4MBP & OE15M
So that’s 16 confirmed to date.
Will update as further confirmations arrive.
As you visit the site please consider ensuring your Group registers if they are
to take part in 2015 as an officially recognised station under the terms of the
Whitey K1VV W1AA Marconi Radio Club
great video on Elettra produced by MIT. Scroll to end, on “Marconi Legacy”: Other info on the page is also interesting.
The following list has been identified as Groups operational during the IMD event on April 26th who DID NOT register with us to be included in the list of stations.
I would ask please for contact from someone operating these stations to be able to rectify the situation and get things in order for the 2015 event.
It is very unfair of those working the award to have such unofficial stations operational.
I believe at least two of these have operated in past years but not in 2013.
Registration is easy and free and confirmation is requested each year.
Please CLICK HERE to go directly to the Award Claim information