UPDATE – Below is a gallery of all the QSL cards associated with the 5.5 Festival.

On 5th May 1940, Chinese amateur radio operators started the “On Air Conference”. On 5th May 1947, the Conference covered all regions in China; it was the biggest on-air event.

In 1942 and 1944, there were two exhibitions associated with the “On Air Conference”. In recent years, CRAC organized several events on 5th May every year and designated that date as a Chinese amateur radio festival, called “5.5 Festival”.

Due to COVID-19, CRAC calls for all amateur radio operators to stay home and fight the Conoravirus situation.

Ten stations (B0CRAB9CRA) across the country will be on air and make QSOs with amateur radio operators all over the world. Operation period: 00:00UTC 1st May to 12:00UTC 7th May. QSL via BA1GG. Log search here

CRAC provides awards to those who meet the criteria below. Award application to cq55@crac.org.cn. Indicate your callsign, award category and email address to receive the award. The award application deadline is 30th September 2020.

  • Award Rules

The award will be classified into Bronze, Silver, and Golden which will be measured by slots worked. One slot is a combination of a special call, band and mode. For example: work B1CRA on 20m, in SSB mode = 1 slot.

  • For All Applicants:

Bronze Award: 20 slots
Silver Award: 40 slots
Golden Award: 50 slots (Must consist of all 10 special callsigns)