Why cannot radio clubs hold accounts in our system?

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Honour, personal accountability and fair competition

Radio clubs or any other collective organisations cannot hold accounts to act as activators, chasers or sponsors in our system for two main reasons:

  1. Our programme operates on the basis of an honour system in which each participant takes personal responsibility for his/her actions as a sponsor, activator or chaser.
  2. We have rolls of honour in which our participants compete with one another, and it would not be fair for collective organisations to compete against individuals.

What happens then if a club wants to organise an activation with multiple operators involved? Is it possible?

Yes, it is posible for a group of people to activate the same beach on the same day and even use the same rig or radio club or special callsign, but the following conditions must be met:

  1. Each operator must have a personal account on beachesontheair.com.
  2. Each operator must keep his/her own log and be accountable for any information uploaded to the website, be it as a sponsor, activator or chaser.
  3. Different activators must create different activations personally on the site, and pass different activation codes to chasers during qsos. This means that there will be an activation code per activator, even if all of them operate on the same beach, on the same day, with the same rig or callsign.

What happens with group activations that by mistake are created using a radio club account?

  1. We will try to find out who the individual responsible for the activation is, and transfer the activation to that individual.
  2. We will block the radio club account so that it is no longer used on our website.
  3. We will delete any activation, chaser report or sponsored beach for which we are not able to find the individual responsible.
Last modified: 
1 November 2021
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