listed awards "discovered" in 2013
discovered awards are added to the K1BV Directory, I place them in this
working file. Usually all rules/conditions are OK, but this file may
occasionally have incomplete data, until clarified by the sponsor.
are the most recent entries.
AZORES Azores Fauna Flora Award (AFFA)
Contact stations in the Azores Islands, (fixed, /m, /p
or /mm( which are located within the perimeters of specially designated
protected areas, including:
All contacts on HF or VHF are valid, regardless of band
or mode with the exceptions of and use of repeaters, echolink or D-star;
With the exception of the Honor Roll Trophy, all diplomas are free they are sent by e-mail for printing by the applicant. If the applicant wants the award by traditional mail, the cost is 10€ each. The for the Honor Roll Trophy is 35€ (which includes shipping).
If the logs are in possession of the manager of the award, the applicant should only ask for the diploma, by letter or email. If the logs of activation are unknown to the manager of the award, the applicant must submit the application accompanied by GCR list. (Check in advance by e-mail. Applications shall be made to the Award Manager: CU3AA, P.O.Box: 108, 9702 Angra do Heroismo, Azores Islands - Portugal.
Tks CU3AA 6/11/13
Addition to AGB Series:
This series of awards is issued to all amateur stations (SWL) who have contacted (QSO / HRD) with settlements of Belarus which are old castles. Some of these structures are partly repaired, in the reconstruction stage, and some in very poor and ruined state. At present, there are about 30 qualifying structures.
The award is available in 5 levels, each with a different image of
one of these castles.
A list of places (by call sign area) for Diplomas CPBA-CA = Castles Program - CPBA-CA Awards:
All AGB diplomas can be obtained by licensed radio amateurs and SWLs around the world. Your request (or GCR-list - (General Certification Rule)) should be certified by the signatures of two radio amateurs and payment of appropriate fee.
Payment of fees: This is one of a large series of awards offered by this club. The fees and how to transmit the funds are covered in detail in the main article in the K1BV DX AWARDS DIRECTORY in the BELARUS Section.
WARNING! Please send by mail to EU1EU only letters, without any attachments. All correspondence coming to Belarus, may be opened and examined by postal officials (which it does). Exceptions are registered letters with postcards. Express mail is viewed by customs for 4-5 days with all the consequences and side cut hastily sealed with adhesive tape.
Tks QRZ.ru 6/6/13
CROATIA Radioclub Kofja Loka Award
Contact members of the Radioclub kofja Loka
S59DKR on or after 1 January 2013. All bands and modes may be used.
Multiple QSO`s on same day are OK if they are made on different modes or
bands. SWL OK.
The award may be earned each year and the valid period begins 1 January 00:00 GMT and ends 31 December 23:59GMT. The award has a new design every year. The award is issued only in electronic format and will be send it to your e-mail address. To apply for the award , send a log extract in any kind of common text format (such as .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt) to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of your message reading: "Radio club Skofja Loka award!".
A list of award recipients will be published each year on S59DKR web page http://lea.hamradio.si/~s59dkr/
MEMBER LIST: S51AL S51RF S51V S52AAM S52GP S52MY S52PJ S52RO S52UF S56HLQ S56KLT S56KMV S56LAK S56VVV S57AD S57GM S57KM S57LO S57MGL S57MMW S57ONE S57XX S58MU S59AV S59ZZ
Tks DH1PAL 6/13
ESTONIA Estonian Flora and Fauna Awards (ESFF)
Contact stations operating from within Estonian National Parks and Protected Areas.
Class I - Work at least 7 different parks or protected
Each class is a separate award. Send log extract
including all the usual contact data. Fee for the awards are 5E
each. It is possible to send funds to Valery Kuznetsov (ES4RX)
Swedbank's account number 1104957249 or through PAYPAL to email@example.com
. Make sure that you provide your home address and send data via e-mail
to ES4RX ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Tks K1BV Research 1/21/13
FRANCE DD-14 Diplome du Calvados
Contact stations in Dept 14.
French stations need five QSOs with the department 14.
All stations need 3 QSO with department 14.
Send GCR list and fee of 5E to Award Manager: Alain Sosson F8JVI, Les Landes, Buceels 14250, France.
FRANCE Diploma Castles Mayenne
Contact (SWL OK) at least 20 different castles located in the Department of Mayenne. Send log extract and fee of 10E to: Claude Masson F6AEW, 130 Avenue Marechal Leclerc, F-63940 St. Berthevin, France or ARAM53, 4 Boulevard Frederic Chaplet, F-53000 Laval, France.
K1BV Research 3/13/13
FRANCE DIPLÔME DES MOULINS DE LA SARTHE (D.C.S.)
Sponsored by F5OGC to promote the discovery of the cultural heritage of the Department of the Sarthe. The award is available to all licensed amateurs and SWLs. Any mill shown in the official list of the mills produced by the D.M.S is valid for this award. The award may use contacts on all bands and modes. A mill contacted on one or more bands or modes will still count for one required mill.
DMS Basic Award: 10 mills
You may request the award be sent to you as a digital
file. In this case there is no charge. Awards which are requested by mail
must include fee of 10 euros.
Tks PA3CUZ 2/2013
GERMANY Worked European Large Cities (WELC)
Sponsored by the OV Seligenstadt, F38 for contacting the largest cities of Europe.
Cities: Amsterdam, Athens, Belgrade, Bern, Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Dublin, Helsinki, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Moscow, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Reykjavik, Sofia, Stockholm, Warsaw, Vienna, Vilinius, Riga, Tallinn, Zagreb etc.
Class 1: 25 cities (DX = 18)
No restrictions on time, band or mode. Send GCR list and fee of 10 € to Siegfried Hari DK9FN, P O. Box 1224, D-63488 Seligenstadt, Germany.
Tks K1BV Research 3/28/2013
GERMANY LIMES DIPLOMA
The DARC Ortsverband F11 sponsors the Limes diploma. Available to all licensed amateurs and SWLs. The award is issued for contacting stations which are located along the boundary as described in the box above. Contacts on or after 1 Jan 2010. All bands and modes except packet radio are allowed.
QSO's with stations in the following DOKs count for the award:
Each station may be contacted only once per band. Each station is worth one point, each YL station 3 points, each club
station. = 5 points. Stations from the local chapter F11 count double.
In addition to the diploma, a Gladius (Roman sword of wood, about 50 cm
long with a personal engraving) will be awarded if you earn the following
To apply, send GCR list and fee of €7.50 for a printed diploma by mail or €2.50 as a pdf by email. German stations may use the DCL (Deutsches Contest Logbook) and may pay for the award. Apply to: Award manager: DL9WO, Klaus Woyczehowski, Lorsbachstr. 6, D-61440 Oberursel, Germany.
Endorsements for band or mode are available upon request. Easier and faster it is for DARC members by DCL (Deutsches Contest Logbook). The delivery of the diploma on receipt of payment of the diploma fee to the account of the OV Bad Homburg F 11: TaunusSparkasse, BLZ 512 500 00, Account No. 148 853 23
Tks K1BV Research 3/28/2013
GERMANY Worked Old Germany Diploma
Sponsored by the OV Seligenstadt, F38. A number of German radio amateurs use QSL cards which feature the images of historical engravings of German cities. It is important to have the required number of the relevant QSLs in your possession. Send GCR list and fee of 10E to Award manager: Siegfried Hari DK9FN, P.O. Box 1224, D-63488 Seligenstadt, Germany.
No restrictions on time, band or mode.
Tks K1BV Research 3/2013
GERMANY Via Regia Award
The name of the award is the name of the oldest and longest roadway between eastern and western Europe. It has existed for more than 2,000 years and connects 8 European countries over it’s 4,500 km length. . To promote amateur radio activities along this historic street, the DARC Ortsverband Schöneck (F75), sponsors the Via Regia award to all licensed radio amateurs and SWLs for proven contacts after 1 January 2010.
The award requires earning a minimum of 100 points.
HF Point values:
VHF Point Values,
Send GCR list by regular post or e-mail to email@example.com . There is no band or mode restrictions. Each station can be counted only once per band. Relay or EchoLink contacts are allowed.
The diploma is free of charge and will be sent as a PDF file. If a printed version is desired, the cost is 5€ (Bank Wire Transfer Information Please inquire via email). Mailing address of the custodian is: Jurgen Keller DL4YCD, Am Neuberg 8, D-61137 Schoneck, GERMANY.
E-mail: Jürgen Keller, DL4YCD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tks K1BV Research 3/2013
--- Brave Radio Friends Series ----
The international DX-group Brave Radio Friends has added the Young
Ladies-Award to their series.
Lions Award (added
to their series)
GERMANY BRAVE RADIO CLUB Club 300 Award
Amateurs and SWLs who have more than 300 current DXCC-entities confirmed by QSL can apply for this free pdf award by Brave Radio Friends. They only have to send the number of current DXCCs confirmed.
While the award is only for members of BRF, this will not be a problem as applicants who fulfil the requirements of the award also meet the requirements for a free lifetime membership in BRF. Applicants for the Club 300 Award who are not members of BRF yet have sent their number of DXCCs and must agree to become a free lifetime member of the club.
GERMANY SAXONIAN CASTLE DIPLOMA
The German-Amateur Radio Club, local DOK S26, sponsors this award which may be earned by all amateurs and SWLs for contacts with stations operating within 1000 meters of German castles in the Province of Saxony on or after 1 January 2013. .
Each castle has been assigned a "Saxon castles Number" (SAX-No). This SAX No. must be clearly marked on the QSL card. All bands and modes OK. Each castle with a SAX-number counts one point for the award. Each castle may only be worked one time for the award.
The award will be issued in three classes: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
SAX-numbers list: The current list of castles with the identification numbers and SAX Descriptions of the sites can be found at www.cota-sachsen.de .
Send GCR list of the confirmed list of QSLs received. Activators: see separate rules. Send application to: Steffen Braun, DJ5AM, Crostauer Weg, 34, D-01324 Dresden, Germany.
There is no fee for the award for activator stations for all their points earned through such activations. There is also no charge made for awards, for which the applicant receives the award through e-mail. This is a high resolution file in JPG format, about 3.5 MB. Also free of charge is the diploma for DX. For all other applicants, the diploma fee 7€ .Source: DARC/DF3UX
Tks DARC/DF3UX 2/25/13
GUADELOUPE THE MILLS OF GUADELOUPE DIPLOMA (DMG971)
The Mills Of Guadeloupe Diploma (DMG-971.) is intended to promote the heritage of the island of Guadeloupe. In the years 1820/1830, in Guadeloupe there were nearly 240 sugar mills on the island which were used to grind the cane to produce sugar. The award requires you to contact different sites which have operated within 100m of the old mills in Guadeloupe. Guadeloupe is considered to be a part of the French Postal System which assigns five digit codes to each city or town, and the codes beginning with "971" are used for Guadeloupe. Contacts on or after: January 1, 2013.
This award may be obtained by any amateur radio or SWL who have
contacted and confirmed the required numbers of Moulins of the island of
Guadeloupe and islets.
A list of mills Guadeloupe is established with reference to promotion of DMG-971. For mills without references, a number will be assigned to new activations from which at least 50 contacts for the site have been made to be "valid" with the requirement that the activity has occurred within 100m of the site.
Tks K1BV Research 3/17/13
ICELAND --- Icelandic Radio Amateurs Association Series ---
Refer to the Iceland section of the Online Directory for general rules, fees etc.
The Iceland Digital Award
Contact Icelandic Amateur Radio stations using digital modes of communication. Contact at least two Icelandic stations using Digital Modes.
Tks TF5B New 6/23/13
ITALY ---ARI Awards--- TOP LIST AWARD
The Diploma is a part of the ARI series, and is awarded to all DXers who can demonstrate that they have worked the necessary numbers of "band-countries" as required by the rules. The minimum for qualifying for the award is 1000 countries, using all HF bands between 10 and 160 meters, and includes WARC band contacts.
Endorsements are available every additional 100 countries confirmed up to 2000 countries.
Only ARRL DXCC countries are valid, excluding deleted ones. To apply, you should send a list of the total number of countries in each band confirmed without listing the individual countries.
Beginning with 3 March 2009, confirmed QSOs in the database LoTW QSO confirmed in online logs are considered valid for the award. For others, you must declare that the cards are in your possession. The Award Manager can ask for proof if necessary.
The printed Diploma costs 10€, $US13 or 13 IRC. If you are willing to accept a PDF file of the award image, the certificate is free of charge.
Endorsement stickers of additional numbers of band countries between 1100 and 2000 points may be requested after the initial award is issued.
The award is managed by IK2QPO c / o ARI, Via Scarlatti 31-20124 Milan, Italy.
In addition to the top list award, you may also participate in three additional classifications that are updated and published every month to the following address: http://www.425dxn.org:
A. The TOPBAND list reports the total number of countries confirmed on different HF bands, WARC included, so mixed as in the Diploma Favourites.
B. The TOPMODE list reports the total number of countries confirmed in using the modes of SSB, CW and RTTY (including all digital modes).
C. The third classification, GENERAL TOPLIST, shows the total combined number of the previous two lists.
You can participate in any or all of the lists.
ITALY — ARI Series —
Diplome of ARI Sezioni (ARI Sections)
For administrative purposes, the ARI is divided into "Sections". The goal of this award is to contact the highest number of ASC and ASC Ordinary or Special SASC by QSO / SWL with amateur radio stations belonging to members of the ARI or ARI groups operating from Italian territory except as noted in the rules. Contacts for this award on or after 1 January 2013.
ASC Ordinary: the initials ASC means ARI Section Code. ASC Ordinary is an acronym made up of one letter and two numbers that identifies the sections of 'ARI on the Italian territory.
Special or SASC ASC: ASC Special or SASC is an alphanumeric code in which the first letter draws regional allocation of ASC Ordinary and must differ from the letter-number scheme-number of its ordinary ASC. The SASC is attributed dall'Award Manager ARI National Sections, or Groups holding name IQ and enrolled in a ARI, which apply for them to celebrate special and time limited events.
TSA may also be given to stations operating with special callsign (prefixes II, IO, IP and IR) as a Special Event Stations (but not in contests), Italian stations with call signs ordinary temporarily operating outside the borders or Italy for institutional reasons, military or scientific purposes (eg from scientific stations, from polar stations, from peacekeeping missions in other countries). This excludes business or vacation purposes. Requests for assignments of SASC must be made on the forms provided in Annex 1 or Annex 2.
Validity of QSO / HRD: these rules apply to all contacts / listening with stations operated by ARI members, operating from Italian territory or outside it if they have special ASC as the previous paragraph. They are also applicable if made with special callsigns assigned to Contests (in this case, only ordinary ASC) or Special Event Stations (prefixes II, IO, IP and IR - ASC ordinary or SASC) and only if you can identify the Section membership Amateur Radio Call of where the special call was allocated, or that the station is going through a Special ASC (SASC). The stations with prefix IY (Marconiane stations) can only count as ASC Special.
All bands and modes allocated to amateur radio service are valid. Repeater or Internet (VOIP) QSOs do not count. The contacts / listening must have been confirmed by QSL paper. Use of e-QSL and systems as LoTW are not allowed.
The basic award is issued for 100 (ASC-100) confirmations. Endorsements are provided for every additional 50 ASC beyond the first 100 (ASC-150, ASC-200, ASC-250). After 250 ASC, endorsement increments are 10 ASC. Above 300 ASC endorsements may be of a single ASC. Endorsements may be requested from the manager only after of three months have passed since the last endorsement.
The basic award and endorsements require the use of a simple form (see Appendix 3) with the list of ASC in alphabetical order and for each of these data for QSO / HRD (Call, Date, Time, Band and mode). Cards do not have to be submitted, but they must be in your possession and may be required for checks at any time. Lists prepared by software are also acceptable, provided they contain all required data. Direct requests to: National Award Manager email@example.com
The section code may be detrmined by use of a special search engine that will be implemented on the site of the ARI www.ari.it . Enter the name of the ASC and provide year of contact. By year considering the calendar year regardless of the changes that can occur during that year. For example, if a member moves from Section X Section Y in October 2013, will continue to use the code of Section X up to 31/12/2013 and will begin to use the code of Section Y from 01/01/2014.
The basic award is for mixed (all bands / all modes) contacts. After obtaining the Diploma Basic level, you may request endorsements for single band / all modes and single mode / all bands. The endorsements are available: (1) VOICE (SSB / AM / FM), (2) CW, (3) DIGITAL (which includes all digital modes) and (4) SATELLITE (which also includes the EME), while the endorsements of bands to be 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m and 2m.
Costs: all diplomas are free and will be sent by e-mail to the applicant only in digital format.
List of the 292 active sections up to 9/2012 with the codes in place,
the ASC codes and names IQ may be found at: http://www.ari.it/
A ABRUZZO: (1) (2) (3) (4) 6701 A01 L'AQUILA IQ6VP 6703 A02 AVEZZANO 6601 A03 CHIETI IQ6TH 6602 A04 LANCIANO IQ6LN 6403 A05 NERETO IQ6NE 6501 A06 PESCARA IQ6PE 6402 A07 ROSETO DEGLI ABRUZZI IQ6RS 6401 A08 TERAMO IQ6TM 6603 A09 VASTO - SAN SALVO
Key: (1) Old Sezione Code (2) ASC Ordinary Code (3) Name of the Sezione town/city (4) ASC IQ callsign for some special events.
Tks PA3CUZ 3/27/13
ITALY "SICILY BEDDA - BEAUTIFUL SICILY"
Issued by the MSAR GROUP - Amateur Radio Sicilians in the World. This diploma is awarded to all stations OM and SWL who have contacted / heard at least one station from each of the 9 Sicilian provinces: Salermo - Catania - Messina - Trapani - Agrigento - Caltanissetta - Dubrovnik - Syracuse - Enna.
Send a photo-copy of each of the QSLs received and fee of € 10.00 ($US15).
The award is issued as one category of MIXED which includes ssb, cw or digital
The award fee may be made via Postepay N ° 4023 6006 0487 7680 Gambino headed to Carmel - Cod.Fisc. - GMBCML65L04G273M or PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or (at the risk of the sender) can be sent in an envelope with the request.
Tks K1BV Research 7/24/13
ITALY — European Radioamateur Association Club (E.R.A.) Series — (4 awards)
General rules: All the awards are available to all licensed amateurs and SWLs, and you do not have to be a member of the E.R.A. to apply. All contacts must have been made on or after 9 Sept 1995, the E.R.A. founding date. All modes (CW, Phone, Digital and Satellite) and bands OK, except that contacts made by repeaters and echolink are not valild. Copies of the cards must be submitted, either by mail or images sent by e-mail to the award custodian. E-QSL confirmations not accepted. Fee for each award is 5€ to Luca Clary IW7EEQ, Corso Italia 377, E-74121 Taranto, Italy.
European Countries Award
Work and confirm as many as possible European DXCC entities.. 69 exist , but a minimum of 20 countries is required.
Valid European entities are:
Diploma E.R.A. Six Continents
This certificate is issued to all stations who have contacted and confirmed at least 2 DXCC entities in each of the 6 continents.
In addition to the "mixed" mode (ie counting the QSO regardless of connection mode), at the express request of the applicant for the Certificate may be issued solely for the "voice", "CW", "digital" or "satellite".
The continents are: Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Oceania.
Regolamento Diploma E.R.A. Regione Sicilia
Contact and confirmed at least 5 of the 9 provinces of Sicily. Stations located in Sicily require
three provinces excluding the one from which they are operating.
Identifying Provinces: an easy way to identify the provinces is to
examine the postal code on the address. In many cases, the card will
include the province "abbreviation" as well.
This certificate is issued to all stations Ham and SWL, who contact and confirm at least 5 of the 8 provinces of Sardinia. Stations in Sardinia, must contact least three provinces excluding their own province.
Identifying Provinces: an easy way to identify the provinces is to examine the postal code on the address. In many cases, the card will include the province "abbreviation" as well.
K1BV Research 2/5/13
ITALY — IK3GER Awards Series — (6 awards) (+8 added 6/28/13)
General Requirements: These awards are available to OM/SWLs, and valid contacts will will be on or after 1.1.1985. Cards are not required, just a list of all the appropriate QSO data and specific data required by the award such as name of town, port, code, etc. as shown in the rules in alphabetical or numerical order. All of the awards are free, and will be sent to you via email in the format of a PDF or JPEG file. Send your application via email to the award manager IK3GER, Paolo Corsetti at e-mail address shown below.
PO River Award
The Po river is the longest of the Italian rivers, running for 650 Kms from the west to the east of Italy, crossing the entire Pianura Padana and flowing into the Adriatic Sea. "The Po River Award" is issued to both OM/SWL who have worked/heard Italian stations whose QTH is located in the Regions described at point A) and in the Provinces described at point B).
To apply for the award you must make :
B) 1 QSO with at least 8 of the following 13 provinces :
Province ZIP code Province ID Region
Note:. Stations contacted for the Provinces ( point B ) must be different from those worked for the Regions. That is you can not use the same station for a specific Region and use it again for a specific province within that same Region. For example : if I1AAA is located in Piemonte you can use it only for the region Piemonte of for a province located in Piemonte. Remember : All 4 Regions must be worked, at least 8 Provinces must be worked, a total of 12 QSOs.
Worked Italian Communes Award
The "Commune" in Italy, is the smallest governmental/administrative unit. As of October 2012 there are 8,092 communes over the Italian peninsula, major and minor islands. The purpose of this award is to encourage contacts with Italian stations located in these communes.
1. In principle, the name of the commune will be detected from the address
appearing on the QSL card;
Send your application ( Excel/PDF file you have downloaded ) to the award manager IK3GER, Paolo Corsetti.
Application Form: http://www.ik3ger.it/downloads/WIC/WIC_ApplicationForm.pdf
(An XLS spreadsheet is also available. See their web site.)
Worked Italian Ports
There are many Italian coastal towns which have a port facility. To obtain the diploma you will need QSOs with a required number of these towns/ports.
List of valid towns/ports :
Alghero, Amalfi, Ancona, Anzio, Arbatax, Augusta, Bagnoli, Bari, Barletta,
Brindisi, Cagliari, Capri, Carrara, Castellammare di Stabia, Catania, Chioggia,
a) European Stations
b) DX Stations ( Africa, Asia, North and South America, Oceania )
Worked Italian Prefixes
This set of 3 different awards may be requested by Italian and foreign OM/SWL who have worked/heard the required number of prefixes used by Italian OMs. The definition of a prefix follows generally the same rules as for the WPX award. For example, I1, I2, I3, I4, IZ0, IZ1, IZ2 etc. are all different prefixes. Prefix with no number, i.e. I/DL1AA, counts as I0/DL1AA.
Prefixes used by stations operating from San Marino ( T7 ), SMOM ( 1A0 ) and the Vatican City ( HV ) are not accepted under this award.
At present there are more than 100 different prefixes used by Italian hams ( block IAAZ-IAZZ ). The award will be issued in 3 different classes according to the number of prefixes worked/heard.
Class 3 - For having worked/heard at least 30 different prefixes
Endorsements may be requested for HF, VHF, SSB, CW, mixed modes, etc.
Worked Italian Seas
Work/hear Italian stations whose QTH is located in provinces of the Italian regions which are bathed by the 5 Italian seas. Valid locations are detailed below :
Adriatic Sea 1 QSO/HRD with each of the seven listed provinces :
Ionian Sea 1 QSO/HRD with each of the four
Mediterranean Sea 1 QSO with the province of Sicily:
Tyrrhenian Sea 1 QSO with each of the six listed provinces:
Worked Italian ZIP’s (Postal Codes)
The purpose of this award is to encourage contacts with Italian stations located in different QTHs that have different ZIP codes ( in Italian this is referred to as the CAP, Codice Avviamento Postale ). Stations located in San Marino, the Vatican City and the SMOM are not accepted for this award.
To apply for the award you need confirmation of 100 different ZIPs. Endorsements will be issued for each additional 100.
The ZIP code may be determined from the QSL card. Stations operating /P will be accepted too only if it is possible to ascertain the place from which the operation has taken place ( i.e. activity from castles, lakes, abbeys, lighthouses etc. ) otherwise it will not be accepted for this award.
Upon request, the award may be endorsed by band, mode, HF, VHF etc.
In case of any dispute concerning the identification of a ZIP code the manager reserves the right to request photocopy/scan of the QSL.
Tks OH3GZ 2/6/13
MY CALL AWARD
Work stations from all continents and with the first letter of
their suffix form the phrase "Amateur Radio" plus your own call
As regards the number "3" in the call of IK3GER, he may use any DXCC country starting with the number 3 such as 3A, 3B6, 3B7, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D, 3X, 3Z etc. But if he has worked no country with the figure 3 in the prefix he may turn the number 3 into letters and so becoming "three", and consequently work more stations with whose first letter in the suffix he will have to build the word "three". This last option may be useful for those hams who have, for example, number "1" in the call. In fact there are only two countries with "1" in the prefix, namely 1A0 and 1S.
If there are duplicate letters in the phrase you are going to build, you must use different calls. Considering again the application of IK3GER, he has some double letters ( such as 3 "A’s" which are underlined ) "Amateur Radio IK3GER" it is mandatory that among the call signs you are going to use there must be at least one call from each of the following continents : Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America, South America.
Worked Italian Large Cities Award (WILC)
The "W.I.L.C." certificate is available to OM/SWLs who have worked a certain number of large Italian cities. According to data coming from internet, there are about 50 cities in Italy whose resident population is 100,000 and more. Beneath you find a list of 50 large cities qualifying for the award.
List of large cities :Ancona, Andria, Arezzo, Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Cagliari, Catania, Cesena, Ferrara, Firenze, Foggia, Forlì, Genova, Giugliano in Campania, Latina, Lecce, Livorno, Messina, Milano, Modena, Monza, Napoli, Novara, Padova, Palermo, Parma, Perugia, Pescara, Piacenza, Prato, Ravenna, Reggio Calabria, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Roma, Salerno, Sassari, Siracusa, Taranto, Terni, Torino, Trento, Trieste, Udine, Venezia, Verona, Vicenza. The "W.I.L.C." is issued in 2 classes, depending on the number of large cities that you have worked.
WILC Class 2 .. 30 QSOs/HRDs
WILC Class 1 .. 50 QSOs/HRDs
On request you may get any endorsement for band, mode, HF,
VHF, Satellites etc.
Example of Application ( order by City )
Cattedrali Italiane Diploma
The award "Italian Cathedrals" is issued to OM/SWL for contacts with Italian cities/towns where cathedrals are located.
You may request any endorsement for band, mode, etc.
Example of application – in order by town
A complete list of Italian Cities with a cathedral is found at: http://www.ik3ger.it/dxinfo/awards/cattedrali/Rules.pdf
Citta’ D’Arte Diploma
The award is issued to OM/SWL for contact with Italian "towns of art" and according to the following requirements :
DX Stations ( Africa, Asia, No. e South America, Oceania )
You may request any endorsement for band, mode, etc.
Example of application – order by town
Complete list of the valid cities/towns classified as Cities of Art is found at: http://www.ik3ger.it/dxinfo/awards/cittaarte/Rules.pdf
Italian Airports Diploma
The award is issued to OM/SWL for contact with cities/towns with an International/National airport.
You may request any endorsement for band, mode, etc.
Example of application – order by town
Complete list of Italian Cities with air ports is found at: http://www.ik3ger.it/dxinfo/awards/italyairports/IAA_rules.pdf
Musei Italiani Diploma
The award "Musei Italiani – Italian Museums" is issued to OM/SWL for contact with Italian cities/towns with a museum.
You may request any endorsement for band, mode, etc.
Example of application – order by town
Complete list of Italian cities with Museums found at: http://www.ik3ger.it/dxinfo/awards/museiitaliani/Rules.pdf
Work the World (WTW)
The award "WTW – Work The World" is issued to both OM/SWL who have carried out QSO/HRD with DXCC countries in the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Oceania, Antarctica.
The diploma is issued in the following classes and for each
class there is a different diploma :
On request you may get any endorsement for mode, HF, DIGI, Satellites etc.
Example of application for Class 1
Amerigo Vespucci Diploma
The Italian explorer and navigator Amerigo Vespucci was born
in Florence on March 18, 1454. He made 4 voyages towards South & Central
America touching the following countries :
The diploma is issued to both OM/SWL provided the required number of contacts/heards is fulfilled as specified in the rules.
A) Diploma Class 1
B) Diploma Class 2
Carry out 1 QSO with all the DXCC countries listed at point A). ( 13 QSOs needed ).
Endorsement may by requested for SSB, CW DIGI etc.
C A L L
MHz 2 x
Tks OH3GZ 6/28/13
ITALY Worked All Italian Lighthouses Award (Rewrite)
1) The WAIL Award (Worked All Italian Lighthouses) has been managed and issued by the ARI Genova Club since June 1st, 2013, and previously managed by the ARI Nizza Monferrato Club. The Award is established to promote the Italian lighthouse heritage and to support portable ham radio activities at lighthouses of Italy.
2) The Award will be issued:
Activator (N° confirmed references) WAIL Award Hunter (N° confirmed references)
Refer to website for rules affecting ACTIVATORs.
k) The 20 Italian Regions are listed below:
E-mail: Applications to sponsor should use the webform found on their
Tks OH3GZ 7/26/13
ITALY Liri Waterfalls Award
The award was established to publicize the three waterfalls of the River Liri which passes through the town of Isola del Liri. The main waterfall is about 30 meters high and is one of the few waterfalls to occupy the center of a town. The Diploma can be earned by showing proof of having contacted / heard a number of radio amateurs which are permanent residents in the Province of Frosinone or live in Isola del Liri. Contacts on or after 1 April 2013.
1. A payment, printed on "parchment" and mailed to the address indicated in the request. In these modes, the applicant must make a deposit of Euro 10€ or $US13) by using electronic funds transfer making a payment to PostPay n ° 4023 6006 2876 3569 payable to Duro Daniele - C.F. DRUDNL63D14E340V.
2. Free of charge, on request can be issued, free of charge, and sent through e-mail as in image in PDF format. In this case the applicant will print it at his own expense.
Application: The request of the Diploma, goes addressed to: email@example.com with attached Log, and any copy of the charging Poste Pay performed .Il diploma will be sent dall'Award Manager, in this way. Information: any information about the stations, in the province of Frosinone, participants to the course and any changes in regulations and otherwise, may also be taken on site: www.ariciociaria.org
Tks OH3GZ 4/3/13
ITALY Ville Venete Della Riviera del Brenta
The Sezione A.R.I. di MESTRE (VE) has issued this award which is available to all licenced radio amateurs and SWLs contacts/heard with stations belonging to the ARI Mestre Branch and others located in Venice's province (VE). Submit list of contacts which must include date, UTC, RS(T), mode, grid locator (for VHF and above) QSOs, and stations heard for SWL. Contacts on or after January 1, 1995. Fee is 5,00 €. Cards are not needed, but the sponsor reserves the right to request any QSL card. .Send your request and fee of 5E, signed by two licenced radio amateurs to: A.R.I. Mestre, Award Manager, P. O. Box 3101, I-30171, MESTRE C. VE, Italy.
The award is issued in 3 classes:
B. The Branch station IQ3ME = 3 QSO/HRD
Same station may be worked/heard only once per award request and only from the same locator.
The Branch station IQ3ME counts double points.
QSOs via repeater and radio-link are not allowed for the award.
Class C) - requirements are the same as for Class A.
Tks IK3GER 2/7/13
KAZAKHSTAN Diploma "AERONAUT"
Issued for contacting "Aeronauts", that is radio amateur balloonists,
dedicated balloonists or licensed for hot-air ballooning and who has made at
least one flight in a balloon of any type.
The award is issued in electronic and paper form. A list of contacts must be sent to the manager in an application which provides standard list of data, call, date, band, mode, signal reports etc.
Application should be in standard WORD, EXCEL or ADIF format. . The heading
of the letter must specify the details: Your Radio call sign, name, email
address. You may use the application found on their website. The Electronic diploma is issued in the form of high-quality PDF file. After
processing the application manager will send the applicants a link to download
the image file at a convenient time from the server center managers the Republic
of Kazakhstan. http://cqham.kz.
Manager diploma: Arthur Zakrzevsky firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortwave radio amateurs and special radio stations which are certified
Tks K1BV Research 3/2013
LATVIA LATVIAN Flora and Fauna Awards Series
This series of awards may be earned by confirming two-way QSOs (SWL OK) with stations located within the boundaries of various nature reserves, national parks and special protected areas throughout Latvia. There are 706 such areas which qualify as valid ones for the award. All are listed, many with pictures and maps on their website. The three main classes of awards for working such stations are Gold, Silver and Bronze. A separate series of awards is reserved for activators. Contacts must be made on or after January 1, 2010.
Award Levels and Requirements:
Fees: for a printed certificate mailed to you: 7E
A separate set of rules and requirements are maintained for Activators. See their web site for details.
Contacts may be confirmed in any of three methods:
The applications must contain the following information:
Apply to: YLFF Latvia Awards Manager, Ingus Selevskis YL2TW, Ausekla 50-21, Valka, LV-4701, Latvia.
Tks OH3GZ 5/10/13
LITHUANIA ---VYTIS Radio Club Award Program — (11 awards)
General Requirements: Contacts on or after 1 January 1990. Cards not needed, just a GCR list. Fee for each award, except where noted in the rules is 5E, $US7 USD or 6 IRC (for LY stations, it is10 Lt). Apply to: Valerijus Simulik LY2QT, PO Box 131, LT-78008 Šiauliai-10, Lithuania.
Worked Lithuanian Cities (WLC)
Worked (SWL) different cities of the Republic of Lithuania.
A good listing of the 103 cities in Lithuania may be found in WIKIPEDIA.
Worked Baltic Sea Countries/Cities (WBSCC)
Worked (SWL) 100 cities of the countries of the Baltic Sea (OZ, SM, OH, UA (St. Petersburg or Kaliningrad District), ES, EU, YL, LY, SP, DL) At least one contact needed in each of the Baltic Sea states. On VHF (UHF), the requirement is 25 cities.
Work (SWL) 200 cities in European countries. At least one QSO with each of the European countries from the DXCC list is required. On VHF (UHF) - 100 cities are required.
WECC - Trophy
Worked (SWL) at least 1000 cities of Europe. This must include QSOs (SWLs) with each of the European countries on the DXCC list. On VHF (UHF) 200 cities are needed. For this award QSLs are required, and the fee is only for postage: 3 IRCs. (LY need to send 1 IRC or postage).
Worked RK Vytis Members (W-RK "Vytis"-M)_
Contact (or SWL), members of the Radio Club VYTIS ". LY stations need 15 members, EU stations need 10 members, and DX stations need 5 members. On VHF (UHF) - 5 members are required.
List of valid members of RK VYTIS: LY1U, LY1TR, LY2AZ, LY2BBZ, LY2BCL, LY2BDJ, LY2BDZ, LY2BHB, LY2BIH, LY2LU, LY2QG, LY2CH, LY2VO, LY2UN, LY2CB, LY2CD, LY2CF, LY2CL, LY2CV, LY2R, LY2GB, LY2GO, LY2GV, LY2KX, LY2NE, LY2QT, LY2SE, LY3BES, LY3BK, LY3BL, LY3J, LY3FO, LY3KL, LY2KL, LY2HQ, LY4TB, LY3VB, LY2BTN, LY2MD (SK), LY2CZ (SK), LY1ED, LY3RI (SK), LY3SU, LY1SU, LY3GR, LY3U, LY3JH, LY2HJ (SK).
Club stations: LY1ZS (EX-LY1BZS).
VASARIO 16 (Work LY stations on 16 February.)
Worked (SWL) 16 LY stations from 0000z-2359Z on February 16, of any
SIAULIAI Plaque (Work amateurs in the City of Siauliai)
Work (SWL) 50 QSOs with Šiauliai City amateur radio stations. Valid all communications (SWL) with LY prefix in the city. Contacts with the same station OK if made on different modes. VHF (UHF) requires 10 contacts. Note: Award fee is 25E or 30 IRCs, LY stations 70 Lt.
Work (SWL) different LY stations in the Siauliai region, which is composed of: Siauliai city, Siauliai district, Radviliskis district, Pakruojis district, Kelme district, Joniskis district, Akmene district) every year during the period of 1 August to 30 September. (Birthdate of Siauliai city holiday). One QSO must be from Siauliai city. Special event stations such as LY755, LY 775 carry a double credit. LY stations need 20 points, other EU need 10, and DX stations need 5. On VHF / UHF, 7 points are needed.
Contact (SWL) different Lithuanian Radio Amateurs using only the mode of CW.
Contact (SWL) stations operating from lighthouse locations on the Baltic Sea from the following counties/areas: OZ, SM, OH, UA (St. Petersburg or Kaliningrad), ES, YL, LY, SP, DL). Each of the countries/districts must be included and a minimum of nine lighthouses.
Tks OH3GZ 4/2013
NETHERLANDS The PA Fauna Flora Award (PA-FF)
Contact stations operating from Netherlands protected nature areas on or after September 1, 2008. The program currently includes 71 nature parks; 64 of which are located in the Netherlands and 7 are located on the Dutch Caribbean Islands. Three levels of the award are available plus an honor roll to reward active chasers. Each of the three awards are offered separately, and have a different design. SWL OK.
PAFF bronze - confirm at least 10 different PAFF references
For CCO's (Chief Chasing OMs who have surpassed the gold level) we will maintain a special PAFF honor roll. Awards are currently only available digitally (JPEG 1280x900). The digital awards are free of charge. Their web site has a tool which allows applicant to request the award. Just enter your call sign and the system will search all valid operations and provide you with the results which in effect, is your application. The EnzoLog database contains only validated activities. The PAFF program started on September 1, 2008.
Activator awards - see their website for special rules which apply for activators.
Tks PA3CUZ 2/27/13
POLAND ZKD Award (Diploma "Z.u³awska Commuter Rail")
This award is sponsored by the Club SP2KDS, Amateur Radio Club of Jantar SP2PHA, and the School Amateur Radio Club at the School of Communications in Gdansk SP2PTL, Radioklub Pomorskie Regional Board LOK SP2KAC, Tczew Amateur Radio Club SP2KMH and Pomeranian Society Railways. The award commemorates the history of the narrow gauge railway on the Vistula delta, promotion Z.u³awska Railways Commuter. Contact stations whose owners are associated with the railway on or after 14 Aug 2012, which was the 10th Anniversary of reactivation of ZKD scheduled traffic.
Earn a total of 100 points based on the table shown below:
1. Point Values:
Tks PA3CUZ 6/26/13
ROMANIA — PRO-CW-CLUB Series --- (11 awards)
General Requirements: The PRO-CW-CLUB was designed for fans of CW. and is now offering a group of awards which may be earned for all modes: CW, SSB, DIGI or MIXED. All of the awards and certificates are FREE and will be issued in electronic form, via e-mail. QSO's are valid after the date of : 1 January 2000.
The awards will be issued only once, indifferent of mode, but you may request endorsement for a desired mode. An Exception is made for the ALL CONTINENTS Certificate, which can be issued as a separate certificate for CW, SSB, DIGI and MIXED modes.
For each award, you must submit a listing in an e-mail and the form of the list/attachment may be in any format of log; cabrillo, txt, doc, xls.
Application form must contain:
The award manager may require evidence of accuracy for QSO's presented.
Tks YO6EX 3/1/13
ALL CONTINENTS Certificate
This certificate is granted for QSO's with 6 continents, namely AF, AS, EU,
NA, OC, SA.
This certificate is issued in memory of the Romanian polar explorers Emil
Racovi and Teodor Negoiþã who founded Romanian research in Antarctica.
The certificate is granted in two classes:
The WAP (Worked Antarctic) program is held annually in February. Usually after the prefix, suffixes commonly used are ANT, AAW or ICE.
BLACK SEA ISLANDS
This certificate is issued for QSO's with different islands located in the Black Sea, shown in the IOTA program as:
For European stations: QSO with 3 islands.
Valid QSO's are those made on or after 01 January 2000, any mode, any band.
EL REY DE TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Julius Popper, was an Romanian engineer, geologist, cartographer and
explorer. He was born in Romania in 15 February 1857 and died in
Argentina at 5 June 1893.
This certificate is granted for making contacts as follows:
You will need a minimum 4 countries, and YO and LU contacts are compulsory.
ION PAULAT Memorial
Ion Paulat (1 Apr. 1873 - 20 Jul. 1954) was an Romanian naval officer and inventor. He was the first in the world to design and built in 1911, a seaplane with a hull. He created the first sea-monoplane in 1912. A book was published in Paris-France in 1914, titled: "Le hydroaeroplan Paulat", thus acknowledging its primacy. Romanian Academy in 1954 barely recognized his merits.
This certificate is issued for contacts with contacts in the call area YO4 and the county of Galati a port on the Danube River.
This certificate is issued in memory of Teodor Negoiþã (27 Sep. 1947 - 23
Mar. 2011) chemist and internationally renowned polar explorer, the founder of
the Romanian Institute for Polar Research, and the first Romanian research
station in Antarctica. He organized expeditions to Spitzbergen,
Greenland and far north of Canada, and was the first Romanian to reach the North
Pole in 21 April 1995.
The certificate is granted in two classes:
QSO's after 1 January 2000 are valid with stations in the following Polar areas: JW, JX, KL7 (over 66*N parallel), LA (over 66*N parallel), OX, R1FJ, (U)RA1P-RZ1P, (U)RA1Z-RZ1Z, (U)RA9K-RZ9K, (U)RA0B-RZ0B, (U)RA0K-RZ0K, (U)RA0L-RZ0L, (U)RA0Q-RZ0Q, VE8 and VY0.
Petrache Poenaru (10 Jan. 1799 - 2 Oct. 1875), was an Romanian engineer,
mathematician, inventor, educator, journalist, member of Romanian Academy and
honorary member of ASTRA.
This certificate is granted for making the following contacts:
YO - 12 QSO, including 1 QSO with YO3 and 1 QSO with YO7.
YO - 7 QSO, including 1 QSO with YO3 and 1 QSO with YO7.
PONTUS EUXINUS Certificate
This certificate is awarded for QSO's with countries which border the Black Sea: 4L, ER, LZ, (U)RA-RZ6A,B,C,D; UR-UZ first letter in sufix: F, G, J, Z; UU0-9.
European stations (20 QSOs):
DX stations: 1 QSO with every zones = 8 QSO's.
ROMANIAN GLOBE-TROTTERS Certificate
On 1 April 1910, four Romanians and one shepherd dog, went on a impressive
trip: A walk around the entire world on foot. This kind of journey known today as
This certificate is issued for making a minimum of 50 QSOs with a minimum 50
DXCC countries, of the 74 completed in this memorable trip.
Countries valid are: 3V, 4L, 4S7, 4X, 5A, 5H, 5X, 5Z, 6O, 6W, 7O, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9M6, 9V, 9Y4, BY, C9, CE, CN, CO, CP, CT, CS, D2, DL, DU, E3, EA, EA8, EI, EK, EL, EP, ET, F, G, HA, HB, HC, HH, HK, HP, HZ, I, J2, JA, K, KL7, KP4, LA, LU, LZ, OA, OD5, OE, OH, OZ, P29, PA, PY, S5, SM, ST2, ST0, SU, SV, TA, TG, TI, TN, TR, UA1 or UA3, UA0, V5, V85, VE, VK, VR2, VU, XE, YB, YI, YK, YO, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB2, ZL, ZP, ZS.
SIBIU COUNTY Certificate
Sibiu county (judet) is located in south part of the historical zone of Transylvania in the southern part of Romania, bordering the Carpathian Mountains. Sibiu county has 2 municipalities, 9 towns and 53 communes. This certificate is issued for QSO' with 3 stations from SIBIU County, using any band and any mode. QSO's made after 1 January 1968 are valid for the award.
This certificate is issued for QSOs with YO-Romanian different prefixes.
Certificate is granted in 3 classes:
RUSSIA BELOGORIYA Diploma
This award is available to all amateurs for contacts (SWL) made with stations in the Belgodskoy area (Call signs will start with UA3Z, RA3Z, etc.) . It will be issued for confirming contacts or SWL observations with 20 different administrative districts of the region (listed on the official Russian Districts Award site) during the year using all modes and bands.
On VHF - Applicants must confirm 15 QSOs with various administrative districts of the region.
The award will be sent to applicants via e-mail in a JPG image format.
Send your application, in the form of a log extract in electronic format Cabrillo (. Cbr), to the award manager by e-mail to the address : email@example.com . Belgorod hams may earn the diploma on the same terms.
Tks QRZ.ru 1/29/13
RUSSIA Diploma Kola Polar region.
Awarded for contact with stations of Murmansk region. Contact at least 30 QSO s with different stations on or after 1 January 2001. At least 10 different towns or cities must have been contacted. On the VHF bands, contacts with three grid squares (WWLOC) are required.
QSOs made through a repeater, mobile stations, (vehicle, maritime and aeronautical) may not be used.. SWL ok using the same rules.
The diploma stands out free of charge, and the sponsor requests only that you provide funds for postage. Send GCR log and postage sufficient to cover registered mail of 120 grams weight plus and return addressed envelope (A4 size) to: Ius Sergey RA1ZS, PO Box 525, 183034 Murmansk, Russia.
Ukraine stations may apply to: UU7JK Vladimir Kuzin UU7JK , P.O. Box 62, Saki,
96500 Crimea, Ukraine.
Tks K1BV Research 5/14/13
RUSSIA Award of the "Krasnoyarsk Territory"
The award may be received by earning a total of 20 points for 2-way contacts with stations of the Krasnoyarsk Territory on or after 15 May 2013. (SWL OK). All bands may be used. Even "CB" QSOs will count for the award.
For stations living in Krasnoyarsk, the diploma is issued for making either 30 QSOs with Krasnoyarsk stations or at least 100 contacts with other regions of Russia. CB band (27 MHz) stations must make 50 contacts with other regions of Russia.
The diploma is free of charge, and an application, in the form of a log extract should be sent to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org . After receiving and processing the data, an electronic version of the diploma will be sent to the applicant by e-mail, for self-printing. The award manager - R0ASD (Tikhomirov Dmitry Petrovich)
Tks QRZ.ru 5/8/13
—Radio Club of Moscow Series---
This award was established by the Regional Public Organization "Amateur Radio Club of Moscow" (ROO "Moscow radio club") in honor of the historic inventions of radio to send and receive information at a distance. Contact stations as noted below on or after 1 July 2013. SWL OK. All bands and modes OK.
Requirements - contact stations in the following countries:
Duplicate contacts are not counted. All members of the NGO "Moscow radio club", regardless of their place of residence, provide for 1 point each in credit for QSO with Moscow.
The award is issued on the basis of an extract from your log. Application for Diploma (with postal address of the applicant) should be addressed to: Fedotov Yuri Ivanovich, p/33, Moscow 119415, Russia. .
An application for a diploma may also be sent by e-mail to: email@example.com
Tks OH3GZ 7/24/13
RUSSIA SEAGULL Diploma
The diploma is sponsored by the Regional office of SRR across the Yaroslavl region to commemorate the space flight on June 16-19, 1963 of the East-6 spaceship piloted by first female astronaut Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, whose call sign was "Tea".
For obtaining the diploma it is necessary to earn during one year (starting in June 16 of the current year to June 16 of the next year) the sum of points equal to number of years which have passed since 1963, the year of her flight.
Send the standard form log extract making sure that if a QSO is made with a female operators (if such communications were) their names are provided. This extract shall be certified by two licensed amateurs.
Payment for the diploma:
Tks OH3GZ 6/17/13
RUSSIA Diploma Tomsk State University
The Tomsk Regional Branch of the RAF has established a diploma "Tomsk State University", which is given to amateurs all over the world for conducting wireless communications with amateur stations in the Tomsk region. Earn the award by collecting the number of points equal to the number of years from that the Tomsk State University began (1878) until the present year. For example 135 points in 2013 and 136 points in 2014, etc. Contacts on or after January 1, 2012.
1. Contact stations in the Tomsk region, with special and commemorative call
signs = 30 points.
Hams of the Tomsk region may earn the award for making at least 500 QSOs
during the calendar year.
Tks QRZ.ru 6/3/13
BRAZIL DRB - Diploma Radioamadores Brasileiros
The award is Sponsored by the AEI (Association of Explorers Islanders) to encourage contact with amateur radio operators in Brazil. Contact different Call Signs and Prefixes of Brazilian stations with no date restrictions. A different call sign is pretty easy and each of these is different:
The valid ITU prefixes for Brazil are: PP PQ PR PS PT PU PV PW PX PY ZV ZW ZX ZY ZZ. In theory, each prefix can have up to 10 call areas: PP1, PP2, etc although not all are available. The prefix is only the 2-letter plus one number designation. Each of the following stations would be counted as individual and different call signs but would only count as PT1: PT1AA, PT10AB, PT100AC.
1. Requirements: Basic award - 100 different call signs and 10 different
All bands and modes OK. All stations must be different.
You do not have to possess the QSL, just the record of it in your log is OK. All contacts confirmed by EQSL or LOTW are valid. The AEI assumes that the amateur radio is honest.The modern means of confirmation of contacts without QSL Card (LOTW, Eqsl, etc), and the difficulties of some Bureaus in send cards, hamper the possession of QSLs to order the diploma.
Tks K1BV Research 6/28/13
SLOVENIA Radioclub Skofja Loka Award
Available to all amateur stations for contacting club stations S53DKR / S59DKR or members of the Skofja Loka Radio Club on or after 1-1-2013. All bands and modes OK, and multiiple QSO`s on same day are OK if they are made on different modes or frequencies.
- minimum required number of QSO /SWL reports:
is issued each year and valid period is from 01 January 00:00Z to 31.
SPAIN Diploma Edificios Romanicos de Espana (DERESP)
The Diploma DERESP is a cultural award, not a competition, so the diplomas are not numbered and provide a ranking for the sole purpose of recognizing your achievements . It invites all licensed amateur radio hams and listeners to participate in the Diploma Romanesque buildings in Spain. Basically, the award is given for having made QSOs with stations who operate in close proximity to the many existing buildings/edifices constructed by the Romans during the 9th through 13th Centuries, when Spain was a part of the Roman Empire.
The award is issued in 3 levels requiring contacts as shown:
For Bronze and Silver categories listed below you should complete ONE set of the requirements.
A commemorative plaque will be awarded to all Amateur Radio or by demonstrating Listener QSL cards have contacted the emissions made from near Romanesque buildings in Spain in sufficient numbers:
Contacts valid on or after August 1, 2006, provided that the activations provide the reference number shown in the QSL
Separate rules apply to stations who activate the Romanesque locations.
The award requires that the applicant send the cards with your application. Send them with a listing of the QSO data including Station, Date, Time, Band, Mode and proper reference of each Roman site plus sufficient funds for return postage. Apply to: DERESP, PO Box 94, Parla, Madrid, Spain. The Diploma will be sent free of charge to the recipient.
Tks EA4UV 1/28/13
SPAIN Diploma of the Counties and Municipalities of the Community of Madrid
Sponsored by the local branch of the URE of Parla, this award is available to all amateurs and SWLs who submit proof of contact with the counties and municipalities of the Community of Madrid on HF with contacts on or after 1 December 2006.
The Madrid region of Spain is divided into 11 Counties:
The award is available in 3 levels:
1. BRONZE: Prove contacts with 3 different stations for each of the 11 municipalities, a total of 33 contacts using any band or mode. One QSO with Parla will be mandatory.
2 SILVER: Prove contacts with 6 different stations for each of the 11 municipalities, a total of 66 contacts on any band or mode. One QSO with Parla will be mandatory.
3. GOLD: Prove contacts with at least 10 municipalities, making several contacts with each, for a total of total 110 contacts on any band or mode. One QSO with Parla will be mandatory.
A list of the municipalities mentioned for each of the counties and municipalities of Madrid is available on their website. See "Downloads" link.
A separate set of regulations are listed for operators in Madrid for earning the award, especially if operating portable or mobile.
Spanish stations will send a reference number composed of the letter "M", followed by a two-digit numeral that shows the municipality and two alphabetic characters which show the (Example: Madrid = M-0 9 - ZM (Zone Metropolitana ) or M-0 9 - MS (Madrid Sur) for Parla.
Applications of the Diploma should be sent to the Local Section URE Parla, PO Box 94, 28980, Parla, Madrid, Spain. It should be accompanied by a summarized list of the stations contacted stations in order by district and municipality references, their names, date and time of the QSO, band and mode and the relevant accompanying QSL cards, including sufficient postage for return by mail. The award is free of charge, but if it must be mailed, you are asked to supply funds to pay for postage.
Tks Jose EA4UV 2/3/13
UKRAINE Dnipro - DONBAS Diploma
The Dnepr - Donbass Channel is an artificial channel, a unique hydraulic structure connecting the major rivers of Ukraine's Dnieper and Seversky Donets River, 263 kilometers long, providing freshwater to regions of the eastern Ukraine including Kharkiv and Donetsk.
The Diploma "Dnipro - Donbas" was established by Alexander Pryadko
US4LGX and is issued for achieving on the HF bands one of the following
Valid expeditions will be required to have contacted at least 50 QSOs and their radio station is not permitted to be located more than 70 meters from the shore of the channel or the shore of the reservoir and is powered by uninterruptible power supply (battery, etc.). The same station may be contacted on various bands and modes. Each contact with settlements is counted only one time. Communication with one radio expeditions is equal to 2 QSO with settlements.
Communities valid for the award:
SWL OK. Applications for certificate will be in the form of an log extract and shall be signed by two amateurs.
Address for applications:
The diploma will be sent in electronic form at no charge. If you wish a printed copy, contact the award manager Alexander Pryadko.
Tks QRZ.ru 5/14/13
UKRAINE Sahnovschina Diploma
The Diploma "Sahnovschina" was developed by Alexander Pryadko US4LGX. It is issued for making HF radio communications with the Sahnovschinskogo "raion"/district of the Kharkov region/oblast . (URDA HA-38). Valid contacts are made on or after September 17, 1998 - the date of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the railway station Sahnovschina and the 55th anniversary of the liberation of the Second World War.
Repeated radio contacts are permitted if they are made on different bands and modes. Application for certificate should be in the form of an log extract and shall be signed by two amateurs. Send applications by post to: Alexander Pryadko, ul.Titova 82, pgt.Sahnovschina, Kharkiv region., 64501, Ukraine; The diploma will be sent in electronic form for free. If you wish the delivery of the diploma in the mail, contact the manager of the diploma Alexander Pryadko for postage costs.
Tks QRZ.ru 6/14/13
UKRAINE "Harvest of Sorrow" Diploma
This award has been established by the Mirgorodske radio club "MIRRAD" and MGOO "Charter Memory" to memorialize the memory of the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor 1932-33 to mark the 1st anniversary of the monument to this event in Mirgorod.
To obtain the award your must earn 80 points for QSOs with affected areas:
QSOs valid from July 31, 2012.
Diploma is free as a digital file.
The word Holodomor: From the dictionary:
Tks QRZ.ru 2/19/13
USA — The Feld Hell Club Awards Series — (7 awards)
(This is a rewrite of their 2006 rules which were placed in
the England2 file when the custodian was G7USC.
Worked All Canada
Work each of the ten provinces of Canada on or after December 19, 2012. Flags will be attached for each of the three Territories worked.
1. Prince Edward Island
Application must include the following data: Date, Time, Call Sign Contacted, their FH Number (if a member), Band, (their Province or Territory.)
Add the numbers found in every Grid Locator for each contact you make and submit your log to receive the Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum level award certificates. For Example: If you contact Brad, WF7T, he is located in grid EM66pe. That's worth 66 points. KB1TSU operates from grid FN42, so she is worth 42 points.
Contacts on or after 0000Z May 1, 2010. One QSO per band per station, however
contacts with the same station on multiple bands do count for points. You must
exchange the Grid Locator as part of the QSO.
Obtain this certificate for contacting radio amateurs in a country or entity
as recognized by the ARRL. These awards are given in increments of 25 QSOs.
Worked All States
This certificate is awarded for contacting hams in all 50 states of the United States using Feld Hell mode. This award is issued as 2 separate bar awards. The first one for contacting 25 States, the second for contacting all 50 U.S. States. Work other amateurs in any mode of Hellschreiber on or after March 6, 2006 on any HF amateur band, including WARC bands.
Application listing for the award must include the following data: Date, Time, Callsign Contacted, His FH Number (if member), Band, His State.
Any member of the Feld Hell Club may apply for this award. Only contacts on the WARC bands after Sept 22, 2012 are accepted for this award. One QSO per band per station, contacts with the same station on multiple bands are allowed. Once you achieve a certificate, you may work the same station again on each band for the next level certificate. -
The following table indicates the minimum contacts necessary for each WARC band, for each award level. You may qualify for an award by working the minimum contacts on one WARC band. For example, you will be awarded the Bronze Award for working 12 Hell contacts on 12 Meters, OR 30 contacts on 30 Meters, etc.
Award Level # of QSO # of QSO # Of QSO minimum Minimum minimum on 12m on 17M on 30M ----------------------------------------------- Bronze: 12 17 30 Silver: 24 34 60 Gold: 36 51 90 Platinum: 48 68 120
Suggested Freq. 24.924 18.104 10.137 (R2), 10.144 (R1)
Application must include the following data: Date, Time, Callsign Contacted, His FH Number (if member), Band.
Worked All Continents
Contact one station on each of the 6 continents. One QSO per band per station
and QSOs must be made after March 6, 2006.
Worked All Europe
You must be a member of the Feld Hell Club for this award but may work
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USA Worked All Mississippi Counties Award
Sponsored by the 599 DX Association to promote on-the-air activity among stations both inside and outside of the state of Mississippi. The basic award requires proof of contact with at least 41 of the 82 Mississippi counties. When you provide proof of having contacted all 82 Mississippi counties, you are eligible to apply for their handcrafted wooden plaque. All bands and modes OK, with the exception of repeater or VoIP. Modes will not be shown on the award.
Send a GCR list, which can be found on the club website noted below. The application is a PDF form of the type you can enter information in designated fields.
Fee for the certificate is $US10. Fee for the plaque is $US70 for USA stations and $US100 for shipping to DX addresses. Send completed application and payment using cash, check or money order to: Jason Mchail, PO Box 104, Brooklyn, MS. 39425. (For any other payment method, such as PayPal, IRCs etc., contact manager for further instructions.
Internet: http://www.599dxa.org (Awards)
Tks N5FG 5/30/13
USA — Troy Amateur Radio Association Series [TARA] —
The Troy ARA offers several awards developed specifically for the Digital Operator. The first is similar to the CQ WPX Award and another one parallels the CQ Grid Locator Award. Complete details of their programs are somewhat lengthy. The complete rules for the principal awards are found on the WWW pages: http://www.n2ty.org/seasons/tara_awards_px.html and http://www.n2ty.org/seasons/tara_awards_grid.html.
In addition, and based on your award level earned for the above two
awards, the following separate awards are offered:
The award accepts confirmations for all of their awards via QSL card, LOTW, QRZ logbook or eQSL. Questions regarding their program may be addressed to: TARA-Grid Manager, Ernie Mills WM2U, 16007 W. Falcon Ridge Dr., Sun City West, AZ 85375-6689, USA.
Tks K1BV Research 1/22/13