To celebrate 37th anniversary of Iranian Islamic revolution, the first Iranian ham contest is going to be held on February 1st, 2016 and will last for 10 days.
Objective: To encourage and increase contacts (especially DX ones) with Iranian radio amateurs.
Contest Period: 10 days (Feb 01, 00:00 UTC – Feb 11, 23:59 UTC)
All modes (CW, SSB, RTTY) can be used on this period.
40, 20, 15 and 10 meters
Note: On 20m, the upper limit is 14.250 MHZ
For contest information and any sort of inquiries contact [email protected]
Certificates will be awarded to:
1- Top single operator (at least 30 contacts on all modes)
2- Top CW operator
3- Top SSB operator
4- Top RTTY operator
5- Any operator who contacts at least 3 Iranian hams
Getting QSL card:
If you need the printed certificate, you should send 5USD (or equivalent in your currency) to this address: “P.O. Box 14185-736 , Tehran, Iran”
Please use registered mail to make sure it delivers without problems.
WebMoney and Bitcoin are also accepted. (Contact us for more information)
Iranian amateurs will use “/contest” at the end of their call sign for this contest.
The deadline for contacting us for certificate is 3 months after the contest.
List of Iranian participants:
- EP2FM : Abdollah Sajjadian
- EP3RB : Reza Batebi
- EP3AG : Ali Ghanbari
- EP2FA : Farman Aghdasi
- EP2CM : Jamshid Mansoori
- EP4HR : Hamid-Reza Rahimi
- EP3MIR : Mohammad Mobini
- EP3CQ : Ali Solh-Joo
- EP2LMA : Mohammad Azimi
- EP2LSH: Saeed Shokrollahi
- EP2HZM : Hassan Zohoorian
- EP2HEK : Hekmatollah Rahimi
- EP5MKN : Majid Kiani Nejad
- EP5ABD : Bagher Mir-Abdolhagh
- EP7AHN : Hamed Nahrir
- EP4KHA : Amin Kharadmehr
- EP4MMM : Mohammad Mirab
- EP2MA : Mohammad Ameli
- EP2LSD : Sepehr Dalir
- EP3EEE: Ehsan Esteki
Mehdi Asgari, the author of this post, is a regular contributor to the SWLing Post. Mehdi lives in Tehran and is an active member of the EP2C amateur radio club.
I am an Iranian living in New Zealand. Interested to know if any Iranian Amateur radio operator is on D-STAR? I am a member of a Ham radio club, have HF/VHF/UHF rigs. (Mainly Icom)
No, unfortunately there’s no D-STAR user in Iran.
It’s excellent news that there are Iraniam ham operators and it’s great to see further engagement in a friendly way between both countries.
Suggest that American hams keep in mind that Iranians don’t enjoy freedom of speech rights as in the USA and they will invariably be constrained in what they post here and what they can say on the air. Let’s try and make the situation better for everyone!
This event should be boycotted because there isn’t a single female participant!
Unfortunately there is just one Iranian female ham. There are only 30 licensed hams in Iran
1) Are there countries that US Amateurs are not allowed to communicate with?
2) Are there countries with Amateurs that are not allowed communicate with US Amateurs?
Ham radio is independent of religion and politics. Isn’t it?
Going to be a great event. Hoping to QSO with some EP stations from Oregon on the west coast —for sked [email protected]
Neat! Let’s hope for no solar flares then. Then again, that could help propagate 10M at night.