VERY SHORT TIME AWARDS LISTING

These are awards which are offered for a few days, weeks, or months only.  
They commemorate events such as
Anniversaries, Fairs, Conferences, or Special Celebrations.
Check this page from time to time.  I'll list items that are even too short for my regular "Short" term awards file, which generally last for one year. 
If you know of any such brief awards, let me know!

1. The ARRL Website has a pretty big listing of Special Event Stations, many of which offer a certificate.  Best way to get a listing of the awards is to specify a start and stop date in their web form. Use the "search" function in your web browser to look for the word  certificate

2. CQ Magazine also publishes a list of special events, some of which offer certificates.

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HERE IS A FILE SHOWING ALL OF THE EXPIRED 2014 VERY SHORT TIME AWARDS LISTED EARLIER IN 2014.

2014

Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source 
1 December 2014 1 March 2015 Estonia SNOWMEN Festival - Award X QRZ.ru
7 December 2014 29 March 2014 Spain Diploma II "Walking Castles" X URE Award Calendar
10 December 2014 6 January 2015 Romania YO1989BV Award X PA3CUZ
25 December 2014 5 January 2015 England FOC FOCUS Magazine 25th Anniversary QSO Party X UKR QRP
28 December 2014 24 January 2015 England New Year Celebration Award   PA3CUZ

2015

Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source 
1 January 2015 31 January 2015 Germany Radio Activity Award - January 2015 X DE3EAR
1 January 2015 30 April 2015 Poland 85th Anniversary OF PZK & 90 YEARS OF IARU X QRZ.com 3Z85PZK
15 January 2015 25 January 2015 Russia 77th Anniversary Birth of V.S. Vysotsky X PA3CUZ
24 January 2015 25 January 2015 Brazil Certificate - City of Sao Paolo   QRZ.com
24 January 2015 31 January 2015 England Worked SOS Radio Week Stations Award X PA3CUZ
31 January 2015 31 January 2015 USA 50th Anniversary Chesapeake Bay Bridge X QRZ.com 
1 February 2015 28 February 2015 Croatia Seljacka Buna Award X 9A7DCK
1 February 2015 28 February 2015 Germany Antarctica Activity Award - February 2015 X DE3EAR
15 February 2015 23 February 2015 Spain Diploma 61st Anniversary of the Parachute Brigade X PA3CUZ
1 March 2015 31 March 2015 Switzerland HB125FMS - 125th Anniversary of Monte San Salvatore Funicular X PA3CUZ
25 April 2015 5 May 2015 Poland The 22nd Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn Award X PA3CUZ
1 May 2015 30 May 2015 Canada VE Day Award X PA3CUZ
19 September 2015 28 September 2015 England International Air Ambulance Week Awards X M0HEM
1 January 2015 30 May 2015 Russia VICTORY - 70  X QRZ.ru

 


1 December 2014 to 1 March 2015

LATVIA                                               DIPLOMA -Certificate -SNOWMEN FESTIVAL

Dobele County is famous for its special events characteristic to each of the four seasons of a year. They hold the County and Lilac Festival in spring, the Ancient Castle Festival in summer, the Apple Festival in autumn and the Snowmen Parade in winter. These festivals include a variety of activities that attract a great number of local inhabitants as well as tourists from Latvia and abroad. In order to describe each of these festivals, much more space is needed than we can have here. So better, come and see by your own eyes! From: http://www.dobele.lv/page/municipality

During the period of 1 December 2014 and 1 March, 2015 the city Dobele hosts their Snowman Festival. For the first time, a certificate is offered to amateur stations for making just one two way radio contact with the SNOWMEN FESIVAL special event station YL5DSF. (Open to SWLs for providing usual data if the station is heard).

The award is in electronic image format and will be e-mailed to your e-mail address after you apply with QSO details. FREE of charge. The radio station YL5DSF will be active from Decemberr 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015. Send an extract of your log to Andris Liepin, YL2QK at the e-mail address: yl2gqk@tvnet.lv

Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2871.html

Tks QRZ.ru 11/30/14 


7 December 2014 to 29 March 2015

SPAIN                                         Diploma II "Walking Castles"

The Costa Blanca Amateur Cultural Association again sponsors the Castles Route, in order to learn more our environment and further promote the history of Spanish castles, according to the following rules:

1. Date: 7 December 2014 to March 29, 2015.
2. Contest: During the contest period and only on weekends EA5RKB will activate 20 references castles, towers, forts, etc., from different districts. Look for EA5RKB.
3. Award requirements: contact EA5RKB for a minimum of 15 contacts.
4. The only valid contacts for the award will be those made by members of the ACRACB who use the EA5RKB call.
5. All contacts are also valid for the DCE 1.0 (Spanish Castle Award).
6. Eligibility: All stations worldwide who possess a valid amateur radio license.
7. Bands: 20 m, 40 m and 80 m.
8. Rporting activities through the club website: http://acracb.org
9. Diplomas will be sent in PDF format. If anyone is interested in receiving printed, awards you must make a deposit of 5 for printing and mailing expenses to the Association:
  Banco Santander   0049 5958 51 2516035536
10. Lists: Each participant must log callsign, name, complete address (not PO Box), Phone, email, date, time, castle reference.
11. Deadline for submission of lists: April 10, 2015.

Mail address: PO Box 20117, 03080 Alicante, Spain or derutaporloscastillos@acracb.org .

Internet: http://acracb.org
E-mail: derutaporloscastillos@acracb.org

Tks URE Calendar 11/26/14


10 December 2014 to 6 January 2015

ROMANIA                                        YO1989BV Award

This award commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution of 1989 , and is sponsored by the University Sports Club Brasov (YO6KSU) and amateur stations from Brasov who will activate the special event station YO1989BV.

Radio activity will be in the HF bands using SSB , CW and DIGIMODES ( RTTY , PSK ) . A special QSL card is offered, as is an digital award available in three levels.

Award requirements: Contact YO1989BV
1. Diploma class 1 requires 7 QSO (SWL) on different days using 3 different operating modes;
2. Diploma class 2 requires 5 QSO (SWL) on different days using 3 different operating modes;
3. Diploma class 3 requires 3 QSQ (SWL) on different days using 2 different operating modes.

Diplomas will be send in digital format by e-mail. Application must be sent by e-mail to: yo1989bv@gmail.com after checking the QSO in clublog.org. Application deadline is January 31, 2015.

The QSL and diploma manager is Victor,YO6MP.
All QSO's will be recorded on the following services: E-QSL.CC , HRDLOG.NET , QRZ.COM , QRZCQ.COM and CLUBLOG.ORG. See QRZ site of YO1989BV.

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14


25 December 2014 to 5 January 2015

ENGLAND                                       FOC FOCUS Magazine 25th Anniversary QSO Party

To celebrate 25 years of the FOC's in-house magazine FOCUS, the 100th edition of which will be published on 1 January 2015, FOC members will be calling "CQ FOC25." Points will be earned, by members and non-members for working FOC officers, FOCUS editors and any FOC members. A certificate will be issued to everyone who achieves 100 points.

When: 00:00 GMT, 25 December 2014 until 23:59 GMT, 5 January 2015.
Bands
: All nine HF bands 1.8-28 MHz; CW only. Work each station once per-band.
Exchange
: Members may call CQ FOC25. There is no mandatory exchange beyond call-signs. However, members may send their membership number and may indicate if they count for bonus points, as listed below.
This is NOT a contest, so feel free to exchange a few pleasantries during your exchange.

Point values (for FOC members and non-members):
a. The Club call-sign GS4FOC: 10 points (Operator Terry, GM3WUX)
b. FOCUS Editors, 10 points each: G4BUE/N4CJ (1989-2011), V31JP (2011-2012), S57WJ (2013-)
c. Presidents (1989-2014), 3 points each: G3LHJ, GW3KDB, G3SYM, GM3YTS, GW3KGV, G3LIK, GM3POI, G3KTZ, G3RXP, GM3WUX, G3SWH, G4HZV, G3WGV, G3RVM, G3VTT, G3PJT, G3IZD, G3XTT.
d. Contesting columnists, 3 points each: G3SXW, G4BUO, K5RC, N2KW, N9RV
e. Committee members 2014-15, 3 points each: AC5K, G3RWF, G4BWP/A65BD, G4FNL, G4FON, KR3E, M0PCB, N4TY.
f. FOCUS distribution manager, 3 points each: WB2YQH
g. All other FOC members, 1 point each. (http://www.g4foc.org/members )
h. Member QSOs with non-members, 1 point each

Reports: You can easily keep track of your total points by using G3WGV's FOCUS100 program. Download it from John's web site http://focus100.g3wgv.com/ . Points will be claimed on the honour system (no log entries needed). Just e-mail your total number of claimed points, to S57WJ: gabor.s57wj@gmail.com by 20 January 2015. Results will be published on the Clubs web-site and in FOCUS Issue #101.

Awards: A Certificate of Merit will be awarded to those claiming at least 100 points, reflecting the 100 editions of FOCUS.

E-mail: gabor.s57wj@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.g4foc.org/FOCUS-25th-Anniversary-Celebration

Tks Ukranian QRP Bulletin http://www.urqrp.org/ 11/16/14


28 December to 24 January 2014

ENGLAND                                      New Year Celebration Award

Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society members will be celebrating the New Year 2015 with a series of special event stations.
1. GB0HNY - Brian G0BFJ
2. GB1HNY - Darran G0BWB
3. GB2HNY - Richard M0RBG ( WAB SE11 - LOC IO93CP )
4. GB4HNY - Darryl - M0WIS
5. GB5HNY Gerald G3SDY
6. GB8HNY - Geoff M0OYZ

All of these stations are being operated by members of the Denby Dale ARS from 28th December until 24th January 2015 and while they are not issuing any QSL cards you can claim a special commemorative certificate for working at least 5 of these stations by sending your list of contacts via email only to Darran G0BWB: g0bwb@g0bwb.com . We are making a small charge of 3.00 which will go towards club funds and payment will be via PayPal with full details on the QRZ.com page for GB1HNY.

E-mail: g0bwb@g0bwb.com
Internet http://www.qrz.com/db/GB1HNY

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14


1 - 31 January 2015

GERMANY                                          Radio Activity Award - January 2015

The award is sponsored by BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS and can be applied for by amateur radio stations or short wave listeners. The rules are simple: During the month of January 2015 work (OP) or hear (SWL) as many DXCC-entities as possible. No band or mode restrictions. All entities count only once, regardless of band or mode. To earn the award, a minimum of 20 DXCC-entities is required. The number of DXCC entities worked/heard will be entered in the award.

Send a log extract by e-mail (please pdf, doc, xls or jpg format) no later than February 28, 2015. The award will be sent in digital image format to the address on your e-mail application. There is no fee for this award.

Apply via e-mail to de3ear@darc.de

Tks DE3EAR 12/28/14


1 Jan 2015 to 30 April 2015

POLAND                                      85th Anniversary OF PZK & 90 YEARS OF IARU

The year 2015 marks the 85th anniversary of PZK (Polish Radio Amateur Union) and 90th of IARU foundation. In celebration of these events, the PZK Headquarters is sponsoring the 85 YEARS OF PZK & 90 YEARS OF IARU
commemorative award which combines these two events. The award is available to all licensed radio amateurs, including SWLs.  Requirements: the applicant needs to earn at least 85 points (Eus and SPs), or make QSOs (all other DX) 
according to the following table and rules:

The following special event stations will be active.

   Callsigns    Operator      Points
1. 3Z85PZK       SP4JCP        10
2. HF85PZK       SP7PGK club   10
3. SN85PZK       SP3POW club   10
4. SP85PZK       SP0PZK HQ club 10
5. SQ85PZK       SP3KWA club   10
6. SO85PZK       SP9HQJ        10
7. 3Z90IARU      SP6JIU        10
8. HF90IARU      SP1MGM        10
9. SN90IARU      SP1PMY club   10
10. SP90IARU     SP7AH         10
11. SQ90IARU     SP7PTM club   10
12. SO90IARU     SP6PYP club   10
13. Any individual or club station from Poland (SP, SQ, 3Z, HF, SO, SN) = 1 point.

Award overview:
1. The bulk of the qualifying score of contacts must be made with special events stations, club stations and individual amateurs from Poland, members of PZK. All HF/VHF/UHF bands are valid.
2. Beginning date is Jan. 1st, 2015 and ends on Apr. 30th, 2015.
3. The minimum number of special events stations contacted is 2 QSOs with XX85PZK and 2 QSO with XX90IARU. (The "XX" prefix stands for the prefixes noted above in list of station. Entrants are allowed to use all emissions.
4. An on-line log will be established on 1 Jan 2015 so you can check your progress for the award.
5. The Award on the occasion of 85 years of PZK & 90 years of IARU is published in hard copy and distributed free of charge via QSL Bureau of National Members Associations affiliated to IARU. For stations from 
countries of non-members of IARU, the award fee of 3 USD or equivalent should be paid to the given bank account*.

Applications can be submitted in a form of check sheet certified by another licensed amateur with his/her signature. Applications mailed in paper form or as an electronic scan will be accepted with dead line on Dec. 31st, 2015.

Mailed applications should be sent to IARU Award Manager: Piotr Skrzypczak SP2JMR,  Polski Zwizek Krtkofalowcw ul. Modrzewiowa 25, 85-635 Bydgoszcz, Poland.

E-mail: sp2jmr@pzk.org.pl 

Non IARU member countries may pay fees to: *Bank account: PL 33 1440 1215 0000 0000 0195 0797

E-mail: sp4jcp@wp.pl
Internet: http://85.pzk.org.pl/award.php

Tks QRZ.com 3Z85PZK 12/22/14


1 January to 30 May 2015

RUSSIA                                       VICTORY 70 

The radio club MKOU DOD SPC is sponsoring a commemorative Amateur Diploma dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

The rules for the award are as follows:

1.  The award is available to amateurs and observers (SWLs) around the world.
2. Award period is from January - May 2015.
3. All HF and VHF bands may be used..
4. Contacts may be made using the modes of SSB, CW, and digital.
5. Requirement: Make at least one radio contact with the club station RZ3QYH or UE3ORO and at least 3 QSOs with radio amateurs of the Ostrogozhsk area.
6. The same station may be used if QSOs are on different bands, on different days or using different modes.
7. Observers/SWLs may participate on the same terms as licensed stations.
8. The application is based on an extract of your log sent as an attachment (using Microsoft Word or equivalent) to an e-mail sent to the award committee.
9. The E-mail address for sending the application is : RZ3QYH@MAIL.RU .
10. All applications must be submitted on or before 20 May 2015.
11. The application should contain all the basic information about the conntact: date, time, band, mode, callsign, report, (call sign of the second correspondent for SWL), as well as all information about the Applicant (name, full address), and the total number of contacts.
12. Applicants who meet the conditions of the Regulation will receive the diploma in electronic form, stating in his application the recipient's email address.
13. For information about this position can be found at: QRZ.RU,

E-mail: rz3qyh@mail.ru
Internet: http://kn93.ru/

Tks QRZ.ru 1/29/15


January 15 - 25, 2015 (?)

RUSSIA                                            77th Anniversary of VS Vysotsky

Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky 25 January 1938 25 July 1980) was a Russian singer-songwriter, poet, and actor whose career had an immense and enduring effect on Soviet and Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor. Though his work was largely ignored by the official Soviet cultural establishment, he achieved remarkable fame during his lifetime, and to this day exerts significant influence on many of Russia's popular musicians and actors who wish to emulate his iconic status. (Tks Wikipedia)

 

The award "Vladimir Vysotsky - 77 years" is offered for making contact with special event stations supported by the Club Crystal (ARCK). You can check your award status by visiting the website www.hamlog.ru and then apply for the award (as an e-award) when you meet the award requirements.

Award Requirements:
1. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 1st degree: Make 11 QSOs with special event stations and earn a score of 77 points.
2. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years Grade 2: Make 6 QSOs with special event stations and earn a score of 42 points.
3. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years Grade 3: Make 4 QSOs with special event stations and earn a score of 25 points.
4.Radio counted on different bands and one band different kind of work. QSO = 1 7ochkov.

A second award is also offered as shown below:

Vladimir Vysotsky - 77 Years

Contact members of the club ARCK:

Requirements:
1. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 1st degree:
Contact 77 different members of the club Crystal and special event radio stations or earn 770 points.
2. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 2nd degree:
Contact radio 50 different members of the club Crystal and special event radio stations or earn 400 points.
3. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 3 degree:
Contact radio 20 different members of the club Crystal and special event radio stations or earn 200 points.

Each member of an Official communication with ARCK = 5 for the award. Repeated radio contacts are permitted on different bands for credit.

Internet http://www.rcarck.ru/p0051.htm http://www.rcarck.ru/
Internet:  http://www.vv77.hamlog.ru/

Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015


January 24 - 31, 2015

ENGLAND                                       Worked SOS Radio Week Stations Award

Sponsored by Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society who will be issuing awards to those Amateur Radio stations and Shortwave Listeners around the world that contact our official SOS Radio Week stations.

The following awards are available:
1. Commemorative Certificate Awarded to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard at least one SOS Radio Week station using terrestrial modes.
2. Bronze Award Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard three SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
3. Silver Award Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard six SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
4. Gold Award Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard ten SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
5. Platinum Award Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard fifteen SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
6. Internet Award Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard any number of SOS Radio Week stations over the Internet using the likes of D-Star, IRLP and EchoLink.

A list of qualifying stations for the award is available on their Internet site.
Only one award is available to a single person, so make sure you claim the highest level you are entitled to.
Cost: There is no charge for the awards, but the sponsor would be very grateful if you would consider making a donation to the RNLI since the purpose of the event is to raise money for this very fine organisation.
What format are the certificates produced in? To keep our costs down the certificates will be created as Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents and emailed to you.

Applying: Scan your logbook pages containing the relevant contacts and save them in a PDF file. This can be done by pasting the scanned images in to a Microsoft Word or Open Office document and saving the document as a PDF file.Name the PDF file as callsign.pdf, where callsign you used to operate the SOS Radio Week stations. This will help our Awards Manager to link the file to the application.

Email your log sheets to our Awards Manager.

E-mail: awards@sosradioweek.org.uk
Internet: http://www.sosradioweek.org.uk/awards/about-our-awards/

Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015


Jan 24 - 25, 2015

BRAZIL                                                Certificate City of So Paulo

The League Amateur Radio Emission Brazilians - LABRE-SP offers all Brazilian or foreign ham stations the Certificate City of So Paulo, the city anniversary Commemorative celebrated on 25 January.

Requirement: Valid contacts made every year, between 00:00 UTC on 24/01 until 24:00 UTC on 25/01, with the official station LABRE-SP and different PY2 and PU2K-Z stations as follows :
1- PY stations: Contact the official station PY2AA or special prefix Activation and 10 stations of So Paulo.
2- DX stations: Contact the official station PY2AA or special prefix Activation and 5 more stationss of the state of So Paulo, Brazil.

All bands and modes OK. No endorsements are offered. The certificate is also granted to SWLs. The confirmations of the contacts must be confirmed by LoTW, E-QSL and physical QSL.
Send LOG scanned containing name, address, area code and list of stations worked with prefix, date, time, band and mode for e-mail: diplomas@labre-sp.org.br .
Diploma cost is fifteen units of postage for PY and $US15.00 for DX stations stations.
The LABRE-SP reserves the right to request confirmation of the contacts made by the applicant.

QRZ.com page for ZZ461SP. 1/23/15

(This appears to be an award which is offered every year. Presumably, the call sign for next year will be ZZ462SP, etc.)


31 January 2015

USA                                      50th Anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge / Tunnel

The Chesapeake Bay/Bridge is 23miles (37 km) long and and joins Norfolk, Virginia to southern Delaware.  It cuts across the very important Chesapeake Bay and when you make an early morning or evening crossing, at the center of the bridge, you cannot see land in any direction.  

One Day Special Event: the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel will be celebrated on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM station. Station W4UG will be active on the following SSB frequencies:   28.375, 21.335, 18.125, 14.270. These planned frequencies may vary as openings permit.  Just make one contact to earn this certificate. 

Sponsored by the 'Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club' W4UG.
An Electronic certificate (8 1/2 x 11) is available by e-mail or regular mail;

You may apply by e-mail to: radioevent@outlook.com

Make sure you include:
1) Call Sign
2) Date of QSO
3) Time ( in UTC )
4) Frequency
5) Mode (SSB)
6) RST Report ( 59 is OK )

Alternatively you may mail your QSL card to: Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club Inc, P.O. Box 62003, Virginia Beach, VA 23466. If you apply for a printed certificate delivered by traditional mail, the cost is $4.00.

E-mail: radioevent@outlook.com
Internet: http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?463418-Special-Event-50th-Anniversary-of-Chesapeake-Bay-Bridge-Tunnel 

Tks QRZ.com W4UG. 1/6/15


February 1 - 28, 2015

CROATIA                                               SELJAKA BUNA Award

The 44.hr Internet Bulletin is sponsoring a short time special award SELJAC(KA BUNA 1573" in .pdf. It is available to all licenced and SWL amateurs. The award commemorates a peasant uprising in a time when royalty was in command. WIKIPEDIA articles in both English and Croatian are found at the bottom of this article.

REQUIREMENTS:

The award is issued for two-way or SWL contacts made between 00.00 UTC on February 1st to 23.59 UTC on February 28th. The award may be earned in up to 4 categories, depending on your choice of the mode:
a. minimum of 200 points using CW,
b. 300 points using phone/SSB,
c. 400 points using digital modes and
d. 600 points in MIXED modes category.

A unique award will be issued for each of the above applicable categories with stickers available for all of the each of them. The number of points will be shown on the sticker. Any applicant who qualifies for all four categories will enter the HONOUR ROLL category, and will be awarded with a special sticker of recognition.

SCORING POINTS:
1. Contact only S5 and 9A stations.
2. Each qso is valid for 10 points for EU stations and 20 points for NON-EU stations.
3. A maximum of 3 qsos are permitted with single 9A or S5 station regardless of band.
4. IMPORTANT: A minimum of 100 points for each application must be earned through qsos with 9A stations.

OTHER:
1. During the period specified in these rules all amateur bands according to IARU REGION I band plan may be used. Contest qsos are also valid, while contacts established through repeaters and transponders will not be recognized..
2. Applications will be accepted on standard GCR list and must be received no later than March 10th 2015. Separate applications must be made for each sticker of interest. Awards will be e-mailed to all applicants not later than April 1st 2015. Applications must be sent to 44hr.awards@gmail.com

E-mail: 44hr.awards@gmail.com
Internet: http://44hr.atspace.eu
Wikipedia (English): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian%E2%80%93Slovene_peasant_revolt 

Wikipedia (Croatian): http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selja%C4%8Dka_buna

Tks 9A7DCK 1/14/15


1 - 28 February 2015

GERMANY                                       Antarctica Activity Award - February 2015

The award is sponsored by BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS and can be applied for by amateur radio stations or short wave listeners. During the monthy of February 2014 work or hear as many stations with a WAP number as possible. (WAP stands for the Worldwide Antarctic Program). 

 For the award a minimum of 5 WAP-stations is required. There are no band or mode restrictions. Send a log extract by e-mail no later than March 31, 2015. (No QSLs necessary).

The award is available only as a pdf document and there is no award fee.

Apply via e-mail to de3ear@darc.de


13 February to 23 February 2015

SPAIN                                 Diploma 61st Anniversary of the Parachute Brigade

Make at least 4 contacts with the special event station EG4PAR. At least 1 of the contacts must be on a different band. QSOs may be repeated on the same day, but will have to be on a different band or mode.

Bands.-10,12,15,17, 20,40 and 80 meters
Modes.- SSB, CW
EG4PAR will announce: Call CQ CQ CQ SSB.- ANNIVERSARY OF PARACHUTE BRIGADE
or Call CQ CQ CQ CW .- BRIPAC.

Send a log extract to: fitaluna@telefonica.net,

If you care to send log by traditional mail, send it on or before March 5, 2015 to: Antonio Moreno Valenciano, C / Villajimena 77 4 C, 28032 Madrid, Spain.

Internet: QRZ EG4PAR

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14


1 - 31 March 2015

SWITZERLAND                                                     HB125FMS - 125th Anniversary of Monte San Salvatore Funicular

On the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of the Monte San Salvatore funicular, members of the Tera Radio Club will activate the special event station HB125FMS, from 1 to 31 March, 2015,  The radio activity will be on all bands and modes. A special QSL is available.

An award is also being offered for those stations who contact HB125FMS on different bands as follows:
1. 3 Bands BRONZE
2. 4 Bands SILVER
3. 5 Bands or more GOLD
(Note, you can verify your QSO's with HB125FMS on the website http://www.hb9elk.ch/125fms/richiesta.php and proceed to the Award Request and download the award in PDF format ready to be printed.  The award will not be delivered by maill, please note the procedure for payment  in the next paragraph.  This will have to be done by mail and once completed, they will allow you to download the digital file.   (???%%%$$$###)

To download the Award please send your QSL Card with Euro/USD 5.- (only paper) to the QSL Manager: HB9OCR, Marco Hardmeier, Via Ponte Tresa 15, 6924 Sorengo (Switzerland); or send Euro/USD 5.- (transfer fee at your charge): via Paypal account [hb9ocr@hb9ocr.ch ], or for multiple OM on the Account IBAN CH19 8036 2000 0044 7901 8, SWIFT RAIFCH22362. After the incoming payment, you can download your Award, in PDF format, directly from the requesting above website. Please mention your call sign in the money transfer.

Any questions about the Award can be made by e-mail (hb9ocr@hb9ocr.ch) to the Award Manager HB9OCR Marco.

 

QRZ site HB125FMS

Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015


April 25 to May 5, 2015

POLAND                          The 22th Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn Award

The Award is issued by the Wolsztyn Amateur Radio Club SP3PWL: http://www.77.home.pl/sp3pwl. The purpose of the Award is to commemorate the 22st Steam Locomotive Parade, which takes place in Wolsztyn every year, and promote the Wolsztyn Locomotive Shed. The Award is available to amateur radio operators and SWLs.

Requirements:
1. Polish Stations: Make one QSO/HRD with the Wolsztyn Club Station SP3PWL (mandatory) and three QSOs/HRDs with the following Club members: SP3HD, SP3BLK, SP3DWH, SP3GAD, SP3OSK, SP3OSR, SP3RBQ, SP3SFY, SQ3DVQ, SQ3JPV, SQ3REA, SQ3REB, SQ3RPB, SQ3SW.
2. Foreign stations: one QSO/HRD with SP3PWL and one with a Club member.

All bands and modes may be used.
QSOs/HRDs made from April 25 to May 5, 2015, will be valid.
The most active operator will be granted a surprise award.
The electronic (pdf) Award will be sent by e-mail free of charge to be printed at home.
(You may also ask for a paper version of the award. (fee: PLN 15 or EUR 5 ).
Applying: Send your log extract to: sq3jpv@sp3pwl.pl , or: Wolsztyn'ski Klub Krtkofalowcw, T?oki 60a, 64-200 Wolsztyn, Poland, on or before May 31, 2015.

E-mail: sq3jpv@sp3pwl.pl
Internet: http://www.sp3pwl.pl/dyplom/english-version/
Internet: (Event data) http://www.parowozowniawolsztyn.pl/ http://www.parowozy.com.pl/ ;

Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015


1 - 30 May 2015

CANADA                                     VE Day Award

The Penticton Amateur Radio Club will operate Special Event Station VE7DAY commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE Day and will be active from 1 to 30 May 2015 only. 
VE Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allied Forces of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. This marked the end of World War II in Europe.

To request a printable confirmation certificate please send email with contact information in standard format per sample below. There is no charge for a digitally delivered award.

TO STATION: __W2XXX__________

QSO Date

UTC / MHZ

RST

MODE

17 May 2015

1158 14.194

599

USB

Send this contact data va7dp@shaw.ca Please wait until MAY 31 to request a confirmation. We will upload the logbook to LOTW and eQSL.cc

VE70DAY will operate 10 - 80 meters during this time. Please limit your contacts to once per band/mode.

The award is free of charge as a digital file. A printed copy is available for $5 to cover cost of postage. Send funds to Doug Pichette, 533 Nelson Ave, Penticton, Canada V2A 2L3.

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/VE70DAY

Tks PA3CUZ 1/26/15


Sept 19 - 28, 2015

ENGLAND                                  International Air Ambulance Week Awards

The intention of this event will be mainly to help support the donation funded flying medical services around the world, by operating your special event station during at least some of the 9 days during which this event takes place. The nine days include two weekends, so everyone can get an opportunity to take part. The date has been set to coincide with the UK's own fund raising week, simply because the UK has by far the most complete coverage of donation funded medical helicopter services in the world. An additional and equally important aim will be to help the UK's Association of Air Ambulances, spread the concept of a public donation supported air ambulance service to the rest of the world.

While this event is designed to assist the Air Ambulance organizations, it should be noted that the awards issued will be FREE of charge, and will be issued as "e-awards", sent by e-mail in PDF format. Any decision to contribute will be entirely voluntary and is not a condition of receiving such awards. In any case, the stations operating in this cause are not permitted to receive funds of any kind.

Awards Available
1. An award for having registered and taken part in the event.
2. A Bronze award for having logged a minimum of 5 International Air-Ambulance Week stations.
3. A Silver award for having logged a minimum of 10 IAW station.
4 A Gold award for having logged a minimum of 15 IAW station.
5. Awards for SWL will follow the the above requirements

To claim the awards send a log extract by e-mail to DE3EAR@darc.de . This log extract should contain the usual information: Call Sign, Date, Time, Band, Mode, RST. Also needed is the registration number from the IAW website list for the stations which will be active. In the case of SWLs: the call sign of the station worked by the museum station. Please include all IAW stations worked as the Awards states how many you worked in total not just the 20.

The log extracts can be in any the following formats: txt, doc/docx, xls/xlsx, pdf, jpg and should be sent to The Awards Manager , Hans Jurgen-Schmelzer.

E-mail: DE3EAR@darc.de 
Internet: http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/
Additional info on M0HEM: http://www.qrz.com/db/m0hem

Tks M0HEM 1/14/15

 

(Sample of award used for 2014).


 

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