HQ stations were originally introduced to add interest during quiet periods
For the 80th there will be HQ stations in each of the UK and NI DXCC countries.
GD80CC at MD4K org by G4XUM
GU80CC at GU4YOX op ‘YOX, ‘EON, ‘CHY
GM80CC at GM3WUX
G80CC at G0ORH
GW80CC at GW0ETF
GI80CC at GI4DOH
GJ80CC at MJ0ASP
Commonwealth Society Headquarters stations will be active during the contest and will identify by sending ‘HQ’ after their serial number.
Only one HQ station is permitted per Commonwealth Call Area or UK&CD prefix area. Each HQ station counts as an additional call area, and entrants may (exceptionally) contact any HQ station (including one in their own call area) for points and bonuses.
The entire UK&CD counts as one Call Area, so UK&CD stations cannot work each other. The only exceptions are the (up to 7) separate UK&CD ‘HQ’ stations which may be active – only they can be contacted for points and bonuses by UK&CD stations.
We wish to encourage VE , VK, ZL to have more HQ stations too