The Maritime Mobile Stations PSK Award Series (MMPA)
was devised by the European PSK Club on 26th May 2007. This was
designed to encourage contacts with maritime mobile stations from
various ITU Zones
on PSK modes. MMPA-10, MMPA-20, MMPA-30 and MMPA-40 awards may be
claimed by any licensed radio amateur, club station or SWL eligible
under these rules who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of
having contacted maritime mobile stations from 10, 20, 30 and 40
different ITU zones respectively at the time of application by using
any PSK mode. EPC membership is required for the MMPA Award applicants.
All contacts must be made since January 1, 2000.
are not required. Awards are issued to the person or club. The person
or club can use any legal call sign. Contacts made from club stations
or special event stations count to the credit of both the club and the
operator. All stations must be operated in accordance with their
licensing conditions. Contacts may be made from any location in the
same DXCC country. Credit will be given for contacts made on any of the
amateur bands below 54 MHz. Confirmations from the maritime mobile EPC
Short Wave Listeners and Digital Monitoring Stations are accepted as
confirmed contacts. All stations contacted must be maritime mobile stations. Contacts with land based, internal waters, airborne aircraft, cannot be counted.
mobile stations are mobile stations installed in a watercraft, usually
an ocean-going vessel. When in international waters, these stations are
operated under the regulatory authority of the flag under which the
vessel is registered. In addition to the regulatory requirements of
amateur radio, operation of maritime mobile stations also requires the
permission of the captain of the vessel. Maritime mobile stations
append a .../mm to end of their call sign.
submission for credit of any altered or forged log extractions or,
equally, bad behaviour on or off the air which is judged by the
European PSK Club to bring a particular programme into disrepute may
result in disqualification of the applicant from the MMPA Award
Programme. The decision of the award manager on this and other matters
of dispute will be finals.
All awards are issued FREE of charge
in a high quality PDF format and sent via email to the applicants.
Awards could be printed with the highest quality and with optimal
performance by applicants themselves. If you have any questions, please
do not hesitate to contact us.
Since 1st June 2008 all claims for the EPC awards should be made using our UltimateEPC Award Management Software
written by DK5UR. The award applicant should re-submit his application
when claiming for higher classes of awards. The award manager will keep
all your records in our database. Please make sure before you submit
your ADIF log that you have checked it with the appropriate software.