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.





Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source  Added
8 December 2015 20 November 2016 Italy  Jubilee of Mercy 2015-2016 X K1BV Research 11/30/15


Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source  Added
14 February 2016 5 November 2016  Poland 20th Anniversary of the Rybnik Branch No. 31 of PZK ( HF31ROT) X 2/7/16
1 March 2016 30 October 2016 Russia Eagle - 450 Years Anniversary X 3/31/16
1 March 2016 31 October 2016 Poland 100 Years of the City Dabrowa Gornicza X
appreciated 4/29/16
1 May 2016 31 December 2016 Russia Diploma Soldiers of Victory X 5/21/16
1 May 2016 18 September 2016 Italy ORCOLAT 1976 - 20-16 4/20/16
1 May 2016
1 December 2016
28 May 2016
28 December 2016
Netherlands 35th Anniversary Section 54 VERON (PI35ETL) X PA2CVD 3/22/16
7 May 2016 8 May 2016
31 December 2016
USA Indiana Bicentennial County Award Rules   WB9CIF 10/27/15
28 May 2016 31 December 2016 Azores Islands U.R.A. 30th Anniversary Award X CU3AA 6/16/16
1 June 2016 30 August 2016 Russia 90 Years of Broadcasting in Saratov (RA32SA) X 6/1/16
11 June 2016 31 December 2016 Netherlands 70th Anniversary of VERON Section A-01 Alkmaar (PI70ALK) 6/1/16
1 July 2016
1 August 2016
31 December 2016
31 August 2016
Ukraine Jubilee Awards from the Ukrainian A.R.L.
Independence of the Ukraine - 25 Years
X UX7UU 7/28/16
1 July 2016 31 December 2016 Romania Club-Napoca 700 Award (YP700CJ) 7/22/16
1 July 2016 31 August 2016 Russia RK9LWA - 70 Years on The Air X 6/25/16
25 June 2016 31 December 2016 Romania 10th Anniversary of the SILVER FOX Radio Association X YO3JW 7/13/16
16 July 2016
13 August 2016
22 July 2016
16 August 2016
Austria LISSA Diploma and Plaque 7/22/16
23 July 2016 23 August 2016 Russia RCWC Telegraph Marathon Award - 2016 X 7/6/16
1 August 2016 1 September 2016 Russia 75th Anniversary of the Arctic Convoys RD75PQ
"DERVISH-75 Award
X OH3GZ 8/1/16
1 August 2016 30 September 2016 Brazil Olympic Games Rio 2016 Award X SP9JPA Blog 7/29/16
1 August 2016 31 August 2016 Russia Komi Republic - 95 X 7/29/16
1 August 2016 31 August 2016 Indonesia The Soedirman Award X YB3MM 7/22/16
1 August 2016 31 August 2016 Germany Lights Hunter Award 2016 (Brave Radio Friends) X DE3EAR 7/6/16
20 August 2016 25 August 2016 Ukraine Anniversary of the Liberation of Kharkov X 7/13/16
15 August 2016 15 September 2016 Romania SIMPO YO2016 ( YO2016SIMPO) X 8/25/16
15 October 2016 14 November 2016 Netherlands Canadian Liberation March (ON35CLM) X 7/13/16

8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016

ITALY                                                                           Jubilee of Mercy 2015-2016

Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Holy Year with ten years in advance, a historic event, 15 years after the Great Jubilee of 2000 initiated by St. John Paul II. The Jubilee will begin with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica on December 8, 2015, and will end on November 20, 2016

Pope Francis announced the celebration of an 'extraordinary Holy Year'. This 'Jubilee of Mercy' will commence with the opening of the Holy Door in St. Peters on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 2015, and will conclude on November 20, 2016 with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. At the start of the new year, the Holy Father had stated: 'This is the time of mercy. It is important that the lay faithful live it and bring it into different social environments. Go forth!'

In order to celebrate the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy and spread its message through the world, the branch of Rome of ARI is issuing an award which may earned by all Ham Radio Operators and SWL.


Award will be issued to Ham Radio Station / SWL collecting at least:
1. 80 points for stations located in Italy;
2. 50 points for stations located in Europe;
3. 25 points fot stations located outside Europe.

Dates of activity: between 00:00 UTC on December 8th, 2015 and 22:59 UTC on November 20th, 2016.
Frequencies: bands of 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters according to local and Italian regulations.
Modes: SSB, CW and DIGImodes, according to IARU band plan.

Valid stations and Point Values:
1. IIIEM special call = 5pts;
2. IQ0RM ARI Roma callsign = 3pts;
3. Members of ARI Roma running the award = 1pt. each.

Valid callsigns will be listed on and profile for IIIEM.
Only one QSO per day, per mode is allowed on the same band for each valid station.
The final score will be calculated by adding points for valid QSOs according to the above table.
(Both IIIEM and IQRM must be contacted at least once.)
Logs shall be submitted in .adif format on or before December 31st, 2016 and sent via email to , using the subject IIIEM <your callsign>. Please use your callsign as file name.

Late submissions will receive the award but will not be included in final ranking.
The award will be submitted in electronic format via email to all participants.
A paper version can be obtained by contributing to printing and shipping expenses of EUR10/USD15 via bank transfer to the following address:
Payable to: A.R.I. Associazione Radioamatori Italiani Roma
Bank details (IBAN): IT64E0100503201000000014723
Reason: IIIEM Award

Three different categories will be ranked:
Cat. "A" Italian stations, all modes;
Cat. "B" European stations, all modes;
Cat. "C" World stations, all modes.

Prizes: Stations in 1st and 2nd place for each category will be awarded a special plate.

Contacts: ARI Roma stations running the award 1pt. each.

IAPV Beppe (SSB)
IGOJ Tony (CW)
IJBL Luciano (DIGIT)
IOWO Giuseppe (DIGIT)
ISBA Antonio (SSB)
IZY Gianfranco (SSB)
IKIRF Antonello (SSB)
IKJOE Daniele (SSB)
IKOTG Pietro (SSB)
IKPEA Giammario (DIGIT)
IKQNZ Franco (SSB)

IKTWN Giovanni (CW)
IKVKL Flavio (SSB)
IWBET Giovanni (SSB)
IWCZC Stefano (SSB)
IWGTA Giovanni (SSB)
IZJSD Alessandro (SSB)
IZPAU Marcello (SSB)
IZPEB Armando (SSB)


Tks K1BV Research 11/3015


14 February to 26 March 2016
4 - 5 November 2016

POLAND 20th Anniversary of the Rybnik Branch No. 31 of PZK ( HF31ROT)

1. The special-event station HF31ROT has been activated to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Rybnik Branch of PZK.
2. Operating periods: 14 Feb to 26 March 2016 and 4-5 November 2016 (the former date refers to the date of the founding meeting and PZK Branch approval, in full weeks, and the latter to the ROP Activity Days in 2016).
3. The special-event station will be operated by the Rybnik Branch amateurs, giving their names or call signs.
4. You may earn an electronic Award for making the required number of QSOs with various HF31ROT operators. Send your Cabrillo log extract to:
5. Required numbers of QSOs:
     A. SP applicants 5,
     B. other EU 3,
     C. DX 2 QSOs.
6. The Polish station which makes the highest number of contacts with different operators will be rewarded.
7. Award Manager: Hubert SP9MDY.


1 March to 30 October 2016

RUSSIA                                      Eagle - 450 years

The Russian city of Orel is derived from the word "Eagle". This award celebrates the 450th Anniversary of the founding of Orel. The award is designed as an electronic image file, and is free of charge.

Requirements: During the period from March 1, 2016 on October 30, 2016 earn a minimum of 450 points for QSOs made with special event call signs which are dedicated to the 450th anniversary of the city of Eagle. These are: R1566O, R450O, RO450Y .

Dates of planned activity:
R1566O 11.03-5.06.2016
R450O 5.06-5.09.2016
RO450Y 1.08-30.10.2016

The goal is to earn 450 points. Each QSO gives 50 points. Repeated QSOs are counted if made on different bands an modes. The diploma is issued in electronic form. When you have made the required contacts, go to website:  and you will be able to download the award.

At the end of the activity you can order QSL via OQRS on the QSL-bureau of their respective countries and regions.

Qsl manager Roman Kruzhalin R2EA
award manager: Boris Lyakhov R3EE
Grateful layout designer Nikolai Zherdev R3EX


Tks 3/26/16

March 1, 2016 to April 12, 2016

1 - 31 March 2016

ROMANIA                                        80th Anniversary of the Romanian National Association of Amateurs              YO80YR5

This award commemorates the founding of the FRR- Federatia Romana de Radioamatorism on 1 March 1936, 80 years ago. In March 2016, the special event call sign of YO80YR5 will be used to remember this occasion.  The "YO" is today the main prefix in Romania, 80 represents the years 1936 to 2016 and YR5 was the Romanian prefix used in 1936.

A special award is available as follows: Earn 25 points by working YO80YR5 on different bands and modes. Each contact made on a different band/mode QSO = 5 points.

Send an e-mail with a log extract of these contacts to . The Electronic certicicate will be sent to you in digital format so you may print or display it as you wish. The awared is free. Printed copies are available for 5 lei for Romania and 5 Euro outside Romania.

From 10 March or later, you can download your award directly from

Tks 3/14/16

1 Mar to 31 Oct 2016

POLAND                                       100 YEARS OF THE CITY DABROWA GRNICZA

1. The Award is issued of the occasion ot the 100th anniversary of the City Dabrowa Grnicza .
2. To receive the Award you should have made QSO with stations of the Ham Radio Clubs in Dabrowa Grnicza , members of this Clubs and other Hams from Dabrowa Grnicza , and obtain a minimum of 100 points .
3. QSOs may be made from 01 March 2016 to 31 October 2016, on all amateur bands and all available types of emission , also via repeaters and Echolink .
4. QSOs with the same station can be repeated several times , but not in the same day, except QSOs using different bands or modes.
5. One QSO with special station 3Z100DG is obligatory .
6. Point Values :
     a. QSOs with special stations 3Z100DG , SP100DG , SQ100DG , SO100DG , SN100GD , HF100DG = 10 points.
     b. QSOs with the Club stations SP9PBH , 3Z9SRG , 3Z9DG , SP9PDG , and any other members of this Club = 5 points.
     c. QSOs with other stations from Dabrowa Grnicza = 1 point.
     d. QSOs on VHF and UHF count double ( x2 )
     e. Multiplier : Polish stations X1, Europeans X2 and DX Stations X5.
7. Application for the Award in form of a text file (eg.txt , doc , Cabrillo) should be sent no later than 30 November 2016 by e-mail to : . The application should include your Name , Call-sign , e-mail address and list of QSOs, Call-sign , date , time (UTC) , band , emission , RS(T) S/R , points .
8. The Award will be isued in electronic form for self printing and sent to the e-mail address specified in the application .
9. The Award will be issued for free , but any donations are welcome. Any donations can be paid into bank account ofthe Association " Razem Glosniej " number : PL 95 1020 2498 0000 8602 0574 6252 .



23 April 2016

England                                                International Marconi Day Award

Special Note: International Marconi Day 2016 is dedicated to Norman G4USB one of the founders of the event now in it's 29th year. Norman sadly and unexpectedly passed away in February after a short illness.

This is a 24-hour period of Operation on 23rd April 2016 to recognize the Birthday of Gugliemo Marconi, the Italian who helped develop the potential of Radio. Look for, and work stations which are located in all parts of the world which have a strong connection with the "Father" of Radio, including sites of old antenna farms, cities where he established the first manufacturing plants to produce radios and more.

Award Period : 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC on 23 April, 2016.

As in previous years the event will run for a full 24 hours with contacts made on HF only counting towards the award. All modes of radio communication are accepted towards the award and are actively encouraged. Please note that VHF, UHF, internet modes such as Echolink and Digital Voice modes will not count towards the award for IMD.

The Certificates are of a very high quality and are well worth obtaining to display on the wall of any Shack. They are based on an original Marconi Stock Certificate Circa 1901.

There are 2 categories which are offered:
1.TRANSMITTING AMATEUR - To establish direct two-way communication with 15 of the official Award Stations, mixed modes are permitted.
2. SHORTWAVE LISTENERS - To log two-way communications made by 15 of the official Award Stations, mixed modes are permitted.

The Cornish Radio Amateur Club offers two special Award Certificates for working authorised International Marconi Day Award Stations: one is for Transmitting Stations and the other for Short Wave Listeners. To earn the award you should state the Award Category claimed, and must be made in writing giving a FULL extract of your log together with your callsign and address. The log extract may be a certified copy of the original log or a certified computer print out. Alternatively, another amateur should certify that your log extract represents a true copy of the original log entries: if no other amateur is available, an adult signatory will be accepted.

Please post your claim to: KenTarry G0FIC, IMD Awards Manager, Cornish Amateur Radio Club, 38 Tresithney Road, Carharrack, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 5QZ, United Kingdom.

The cost of the Award is the same for all Classes, which is as follows:

$10.00 US (notes, NO cheques) , 10 (notes, NO cheques) , 5.00 Sterling. Please make cheques payable to "Cornish Radio Amateur Club" Only Sterling cheques can be accepted please, cheques in US $ or Euro, including Euro Cheques cost us more to negotiate at the Bank than we are charging for the award and once post and packing are considered we make a loss !

Only one HF/500 KHz radio contact with each IMD Special Event Station (Participating Station) will count towards the Award.
The Award is NOT cumulative, i.e. contacts made in previous or subsequent years with an IMD station WILL NOT count towards the Award. The required number of Award Stations must be worked during the SAME 24 hour period.
Qualifying Bands: All bands from 160 Metres to 10 Metres plus 500 KHz, 
(Note: Contacts on 6 Metres and above will not count towards the Award)

Modes Permitted: CW, SSB, FM, AM and available Digital Modes i.e RTTY, PSK31, JT65, SSTV

Award Stations For a list of IMD Award Stations, see our separate page IMD Stations. This list is correct up to the time of the latest Web Page amendment. Only contacts from this list will be accepted for issue of the Award.

Facebook Page of IMD: 

Tks GB4IMD 4/22/16

1 May to 31 December 2016

RUSSIA                                                           Diploma Soldiers of Victory

This award is devoted to Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin from the series "Soldiers of Victory" which was established by radio amateurs of Safonovo City in honor of the 71st anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War over Nazi invaders. Yuri Nikulin born December 18, 1921 in the city of Smolensk region Demidov. In 2011, a monument was erected on the artist's homeland.  During the Great Patriotic War, he fought near Leningrad and was demobilized in May 1946 with the rank of sergeant. During the war he was awarded the medal "For Courage", "For the Defense of Leningrad" and "For Victory over Germany". In 1985 he was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War II degree.

The award is issued in electronic form free of charge to all radio amateurs / observers who earn a minimum of 71 points.

1. Stations of the Smolensk region = 5 points, those making contact from the Demidov district = (SM-09) =10 points.
2. Amateur Radio stations of the Smolensk region with special call signs, which are dedicated to Victory Day, = 10 points.
3. For amateur radio stations from other continents, points are multiplied by 2.

The application for the award is your log extract (in electronic form) and sent to the e-mail address:


Tks K1BV Research 5/12/16

Image in 2016 file: NIKULIN.

1-22 May 2016 (First Period)
10-18 September 2016 (Second Period)

ITALY                                                                                 ORCOLAT 1976 - 2016

This award is sponsored by The Regional Committee of Friuli Venezia Giulia, with the close cooperation of the Sections ARI of Gorizia, ABLE, MANZANO, MONFALCONE, PORDENONE, SAN DANIELE, TRIESTE UDINE on the 40th anniversary of the historic earthquake, establishing a memorial diploma. The "Orcolat"is a recurrent figure in the folk tales of the region, a monster which was thought capable of triggering an earthquake.  Since 1976, the term has become synonymous with the earthquake which struck the Friuli Region.

.Background: May 6 - Earthquake in Friuli, July 21, a series of shocks of the tenth grade Mercalli, with the epicenter at Mount St. Simeon, destroyed Gemona , Tarcento , Tricesimo , Venzone , Colloredo di Monte Albano , Buja , Tolmezzo , Bordon and a good part of Upper Friuli. There were 965 dead, 3,000 injured, and 45,000 homeless.  On 11 -15 September - New earthquakes occurred in Friuli , in Gemona covering much of the Old Town that had previously withstood the shock of 6 May.  From this tragic event, which marked the history and evolution of our country and helped create that consciousness of protection of life and environment, was born the  Civil Protection system, able to react in case of emergency and to put in the field of forecasting and prevention. It continues today in in Friuli Venezia Giulia up to today.

Award Rules and Requirements:
1. Dates: The first period from 00.00 (UTC) of May 1 to 24.00 on 22 May 2016;
Second period from 00.00 (UTC) on September 10 at 24.00 of 18 September 2016.
2. Participation: open to radio amateurs and SWL around the world.
3. Modes: Emission modes: SSB, CW, RTTY, all digital modes;
4. Bands: 10, 15, 20, 40, 80, 160, 6, and 2 m
5. Look for stations calling:
     A. voice "CQ ORCOLAT"
|     B. for the CW and digital modes "CQ ORCO";
6. Jolly (Wild Card station): The station II3TF will be active for the duration of the diploma.  Only on the days of May 06 and September 15, the jolly station will be operational at the Central Office of Civil Protection of Friuli Venezia Giulia with headquarters in Palmanova (UD), giving a additional points. 

7. To obtain the diploma it is necessary to:
A. Make one Contact with the jolly station II3TF.
B Earn a Total of at least:
     a. 60 points Italian stations;
     b. 30 points stations not Italian;
     c. 30 points for SWL.
8 Those stations who wish to participate to the special prizes: make contacts during in both periods (May and September);
9. Point Values:
     a. 10 points with Jolly station from the seat of Civil Defense of Palmanova (UD) only in the days May 6 and September 15;
     b. 5 points with the Jolly station on other days.;
     c. 3 points: IQ3AZ - IQ3FX - IQ3GO - IQ3MF - IQ3MO - IQ3PN - IQ3TS - IQ3UD - IQ3UH;
     d. 2 points: Resident stations or portable transmitting from locations in the following list.  (For these locations are allowed activations by non-residents.)
     e. List of places most affected by the earthquake of the Province of UDINE:  Amaro - Artegna - Attimis - Bordon - Buja - Cassacco - Cavazzo Carnico - Colloredo di Monte Albano - Chiusaforte - Faedis - Forgaria in Friuli - Gemona del Friul i - Lusevera - Magnano in Riviera - Majano - Moggio Udinese - Montenars - Nimis - Osoppo - Pontebba - Resia - Resiutta - San Daniele del Friuli - Taipana - Tarcento - Tolmezzo - Trasaghis - Treppo Grande - Tricesimo - Venzone - Villa Santina.
     f. Places most affected by the earthquake in the province of Pordenone: Castelnovo del Friuli - Poffabro - Clauzetto - Fanna - Frisanco - Meduno - Sequals - Spilimbergo - Tramonti di Sopra - di Sotto - Travesio - Vito Tramonti d'Asio.
     g. 1 point: all other IV3 stations, IW3 of FVG and IV3 / xxx.
10. The same station can be contacted multiple times if QSOs made on different dates or on the same day but in bands and / or different modes.
11. Special Prize (A Plaque) for the station that has carried out the largest number of valid links.
12. Special Prize (A Targa) Section of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region which carried more links with their call IQ3XX.

13. The Award consists of: in a print on A4 size paper.
14. Log - The extract of the station log, signed by the applicant, must be received by 30 October 2016, together with a copy of the payment of . 10.00 (. 11,00 via PayPal or Wire Bank) to partially repay expenses in the indicated in the following ways.
15. The IQ3 stations, iv3, IW3 and IV3 / <name> FVG participating in the event as amateur radio stations will receive award points free a certificate of partnership for making at least 300 QSOs made with Italian unique names. These stations, being closely related to the diploma, should send your log in ADI or ADIF format, directly to the e-mail: .
16. Certificates will be issued to the stations that will operate from portable locations affected by the earthquakes and associated damage from the event listed above.

13. Refer to website for official news of the event.

     1) paper request: to be sent by 15 October 2016 (in case of late arrival the postmark will show if application was submitted on time. Sent to the address: ARI UDINE, Via A. Diaz, 58 33100 UDINE, ITALY. The request must be accompanied by a Self-adhesive label with your address above.

Example: LAST Name
their names
Via ......................, nr. civic
00000 - Propriopaese (Sigla Province)
The label will be affixed on the envelope in which will be sent to the diploma.
Simultaneously he is asked to not send envelopes nor send or request QSL.
2) electronic request via "FORM" available on page
3) The personal data will be integrated with the log send only format "ADI" or "ADIF" and copy of the payment of the aforesaid sum by transfer to the following account:
ARI Regional Committee of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Next Bank - branch in Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10-20121 Milan
IBAN IT24E0335901600100000139605
4. If you want to make a donation via PayPal, it will already be available on the form the button for direct payment. YOU SHOULD NOT SEND POSTAL MONEY ORDERS.
Any agreements or clarifications can be obtained from:  
Coupon arrival of the log and the contribution, the sponsor will carry out a cross-check on the accuracy of data and if correct the applicant's name shall be entered on the website , in the 'list of requests waiting to be processed.
The dispatch of the diploma will take place via Poste Italian or, if required, by e-mail format .pdf, in this case the 'entire contribution will be donated to charity.

Internet: http://www.ari-crfvg.

Tks 4/18/16  (Sorry for the errors in translation, the rules seem to have been written by Italian lawyers.)

7 - 8 May 2016 (First Chance, during Indiana QSO Party)
(Second Chance period: Entire Calendar Year 2016)

USA                                                 INDIANA BICENTENNIAL COUNTY AWARD RULES

The Hoosier DX and Contest Club is sponsoring this award recognizing the 200th anniversary of the statehood of Indiana.

There are two opportunities to obtain the Indiana Bicentennial County Award.

First opportunity:

1. Requirements: During the 2016 Indiana QSO Party (INQP) to be held from 1500 UTC May 7, 2016 to 0300 UTC May 8, 2016 contact each of the current 15 Indiana counties of Clark, Dearborn, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Orange, Perry, Posey, Switzerland, Warrick, Washington and Wayne.
2. Any band allowed for use during the 2016 Indiana QSO Party.
3. Any mode allowed for use during the 2016 Indiana QSO Party.
4. No endorsements are available for band or mode.
5. No repeater or cross-mode contacts allowed.
6. Applicants must use The Hoosier DX and Contest Club application form. The application, in PDF format, is available for downloading from The Hoosier DX and Contest Club website ( or you may send an SASE to the award manager.
7. Submit application, fee of US$5.00 and a 9 x 12 SASE for mailing of the certificate to the award manager. QSOs do not need to be confirmed by QSL cards. The award manager will confirm contact with the 15 counties by cross checking the 2016 INQP logs.
8. Mail applications to the Indiana Bicentennial County Award manager: Mark E. Musick, WB9CIF, 6242 South County Rd. 675E, Plainfield, IN 46168, USA.

9. Questions may be directed via e-mail to or via a SASE to the award manager.

Second opportunity:

1. Requirements: During the 2016 calendar year contact and verify via QSL card each of the current 15 Indiana counties of Clark, Dearborn, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Orange, Perry, Posey, Switzerland, Warrick, Washington and Wayne.
2. Any band.
3. Any mode.
4. Electronic confirmations are not allowed.
5. No endorsements are available for band or mode.
6. No repeater or cross-mode contacts allowed.
7. Applicants must use The Hoosier DX and Contest Club application form and GCR list.
8. The application and GCR list, in PDF format, are available for downloading from The Hoosier DX and Contest Club website ( ) or a SASE to the award manager.
9. The GCR list must be signed by two amateurs (neither of which is the applicant) verifying they have inspected the QSL cards for validity.
10. Submit application, GCR list, fee of US$5.00 and a 9 x 12 SASE for mailing of the certificate to the award manager.
11. The award manager reserves the right to request any QSL cards to check for validity.
12. Mail applications to the Indiana Bicentennial County Award manager: Mark E. Musick, WB9CIF, 
6242 South County Rd. 675E, Plainfield, IN 46168, USA.
13. Questions may be directed via e-mail to  or via a SASE to the award manager.

Activators Section of Award Rules:

The award may also be earned by fixed, portable or mobile stations which make contacts in support of the fixed stations who participate in earning the award.
1. During the 2016 Indiana QSO Party an amateur radio operator must operate from one or more of the 15 listed counties comprising the State of Indiana on December 11, 1816:
     Clark, Dearborn, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Orange, Perry, Posey, Switzerland, Warrick, Washington and Wayne.
2. The activators must make at least 25 QSOs to qualify for the award.  The 25 QSO minimum is an aggregate from one or more of the 15 qualifying counties.
3. This applies to fixed, portable, rover and mobile stations that meet the above criteria.
4. Example: a mobile operator travels through only 2 of the 15 counties during the 2016 INQP, makes 10 QSOs in one county and 15 in the second, the mobile station qualifies for the award.  The same applies to rovers.
5. There is no need to apply for the award.  HDXCC will send an activation certificate to all operators that qualify based on the logs submitted for the 2016 INQP.
6. These rules and the certificate can be found on the HDXCC website: 

Tks Mark Musick, WB9CIF 10/23/15

1- 28 May 2016
1 - 28 December 2016

Netherlands                                                                      35th Anniversary Section 54 VERON ( PI35ETL)

On the 23rd of May 1981, Section 54 of the VERON was founded. On 3rd of May 2016 Section 54 of the VERON observes its 35th anniversary which we will celebrate by using the special event call sign of PI35ETL.  This special event call sign, PI35ETL, will be operated by several members of Section 54 of the VERON on HF and also in VHF on different bands and operating modes.

The special call PI35ETL will be used from:
a. Sunday 1st of May 2016 until Saturday 28th of May 2016
b. Thursday 1st of December 2016 until Wednesday 28th of December 2016

A special award (digital only) will also be issued for the special call PI35ETL.
You can apply for the award if you meet one of the following conditions:
1. 2 QSOs with PI35ETL on different band and/or modes
2. 1 QSO with PI35ETL and 1 QSO with a member of section 54 of the VERON during 2016
3. SWL: log 2 contacts with PI35ETL according 1. or 2.

Active members of section 54 of the VERON are: PA1ADG - PA1BR PA1CPA PA2CVD PA9DD - PD0RWL PE1RMO .

You can apply for the digital PI35ETL award by the award manager PD0RWL by filling out the form which appears if you click on . If the form is completed correctly, you will automatically receive an email that the request has been received ) Check unwanted mail when send message is displayed but email is not received within 30 minutes.

You can apply for the award up to no later than 1 February 2017.


Tks PA2CVD 3/22/16

3 - 9 May 2016

RUSSIA                            Heroes of The Dedicated Tankers (Victory-71)
                                          (71st Anniversary Victory over Fascism)

This certificate commemorates the 71st anniversary of the Victory over fascism, a tribute to the memory of those who defended Russia in WWII including those who forged victory by their work in the rear, in a sign of deep respect and thanks for their contribution to the victory over fascism. . The award "WIN-71" is offered by the radio amateurs of Lieven, Club radio RW3E, RT3E.

Award Rules: "VICTORY - 71"
1. The award may be earned by hams and observers all over the world.
2. Dates for valid QSOs are May 3 - 9, 2016.
3. All bands, HF and VHF may be used to make contacts.
4. REQUIREMENT: To obtain the award it is necessary to make 71 QSO with memorial stations who can be recognized by use of the RP71 prefix. Most will be Russian stations, but there will be some from other countries with special. call signs of these
countries formed in honor of Victory Day.
5. All modes including SSB, CW, and digital modes OK.
6. REQUIRED QSOs: radio stations with special memorial call signs of RP71IL, RP71NP, RP71O.
7. Repeated contacts OK if made on different bands, different days and using different modes.
8. SWLs may participate on similar conditions according to their status.
9. The application should be based on a log extract, communicated by e-mail to: The log extract should be in the form of a list in a text file such as (Cabrillo, ADIF, TXT, etc.).
which should contain: date, time, band, mode, call sign, 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 that are claimed. The subject line should follow this format: (Your call sign) CALL SIGN POBEDA_71
10. Applicants who meet the conditions of the award rules, can obtain the Diploma in electronic form, stating in his application the recipient's email address.
11. Diploma "Victory-71" is free and will be sent only in electronic form!
12. Acceptance of applications for diploma begins10 May 2016 . The final date that applications are accepted is 5 August 2016.

Also Internet:

Tks 4/28/16

Tanker 71 - WWII commemoration image.

This was the award design used for last years activity. Probably a new one this year.

6 - 22 May 2016

RUSSIA                                             Plaque "2016 ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP" RUSSIA.

A handsome plaque is available for contacting special event stations at the 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship, which this year will take place in Russia, in the cities of Moscow and St. - Petersburg during the period 6 to 22 May.
To earn the plaques it will be necessary to contact (or SWL/observation) with each of the 16 special stations, using any bands and modes during the days of activity (6 - 22 May 2016). A contact with R16REF supersedes any two missing stations. (Amateur radio operators in North and South America, Africa and Oceania need only contact eight of the special stations.)

Alternatively, you need to earn 60 points, according to the provisions of the diploma. At the same time, each contact with a special station = 2 points. Ham radio operators in North and South America, Africa, Australia and Oceania will earn 4 points for each special event station. . In this case, the allowed repetitions may be for contacts on different bands and different modes.

The plaques are 200 x 250 mm in size and constructed on a glossy silver material.

Cost of Plaques:
1. Russian stations: 1700 rubles Sberbank card.
2. CIS countries 2200 rubles through Unistream or WESTERN UNION.
3. Foreign radio amateurs $US44 or 39. Payment may be made via PayPal.
4. The price includes shipping by registered post with track number, Avia-mail.

The first radio amateur to fulfill the conditions of earning the plaque, get it for free at number # 001.
The first three teams - promoters, who have spent the greatest amount of a QSO, plaques will also be sent free of charge.
Questions and requests in a free form, may be addressed to:
More information will appear soon on the official website of the program:


Tks OH3GZ 4/26/16

14 - 16 May 2016

NETHERLANDS Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation Weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, 14th/15th May 2016 the Netherlands will be holding a National Windmill and Pumping Station weekend during which many antique windmills and pumping stations will be open to the public to view.

For many years, in the U.K., the events of this weekend have been shared with amateur radio stations and became known as the Mills on the Air weekend. In 2009 Jelle (PD5JFK) and Bernard (PB7Z) decided to set up for the first time their own special radio station to contact mills in Holland and elsewhere in Europe and so advertise the opening of Windmills and Pumping Stations. This proved to be so popular with millers and volunteers alike that they were encouraged to repeat this promotion each year and this year is the 8th year.

A list of participating sites is shown on their website.

This year for the first time the award program is extended to be international and include all radio stations at mills not only in Holland but worldwide. 

This Award can be earned by any station working:
a) Six different windmills or pumping stations or,
b) Six QSOs with windmills or pumping stations on different Bands/Modes.

There is only one way to receive the Award. We offer the free pdf award via email beginning this year, 2016. No printed paper version will be offered.

The Award program is open also to SWLs and winners will have a special PDF version sent via email. We require the log be sent by e-mail showing the QSOs of both sides of the contact. The Award will be free sent via email.

The Award can be applied via:
E-mail for registering windmills is:

Tks Ukraine QRP Club 2/12/16


29 - 30 April 2016

POLAND                                     DIPLOMA - HUBAL

This award is organized and sponsored by the School Amateur Radio Club SP7PTM, in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. Special event station SP0H will celebrate the 76 th anniversary of the end of detachment Polish Army of Major "Hubal ' Henryk Dobrzanski, who died on 30 April, 1940.  To earn the award, you must make at least one QSO/SWL with the special event station SP0H during the period 29 April 2016 to 30 April 2016.

All bands and modes are OK.  Diploma is issued in electronic form and sent to e-mail address specified in your e-mail message.
Send a log extract of your contact with SP0H to:

The application should include:
- A call sign of the station
- Full name of the operator
- Date/time of communications conducted with SP0H


Tks 4/29/16

28 May to 31 December 2016

AZORES ISLANDS                                           U.R.A. 30th Anniversary Award

The Unio de Radioamadores dos Aores has established the U.R.A. 30 YEARS AWARD to commemorate its founding on 28 of May, 1986. The requirements are quite simple: Make 3 QSOs or SWL Reports on different bands with station CU3URA, either for amateurs or SWL, from 28 of May to 31 of December, 2016.

The award will be sent via e-mail (jpg image), at no costs, to all stations who fulfill the requirements. You do not have to apply at all, since the sponsor promises to automatically send the award to all stations who have an e-mail address and meet the award requirements. Very nice!

Thanks: CU3AA Joao 6/16/16


Image: Diplome 30 16 file.

1 June to 30 August 2016

RUSSIA                                                    90 Years of Broadcasting in Saratov (RA32SA)

Sponsored by the Regional Office Russian Amateur Radio Union (RO CPP) and the Saratov radio club to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of Broadcasting in Saratov.
Description and history: 90 years ago, on June 4, 1926 the People's Commissariat of Posts and
Telegraphs of the USSR (NKPiT) authorized broadcasts in Saratov with the call sign RA32 on the wave length of 420 meters. In honor of this event, the regional office of the Union of

Russian stations (RO CPP) Saratov radio club has established a diploma which may be earned by applications all over the world who have an amateur radio license or SWL callsign. The award is a diploma in electronic format and it is issued free of charge.

Requirements: For the diploma you need to spend three radio with commemorative radio RA32SA on different bands or different modes. Valid contacts must have been made during the period June 1 to August 30, 2016. Each contact = 30 points. All you need is to earn 90 points.

Contacts may be made using phone, CW, and digital modes. One contact made by UHF bands is sufficient to earn the award. QSOs made by terrestrial repeaters do not count. SWLs should apply to should send application to e-mail address in any public easy to read . format - the DOC, a TXT. Confirmation of contact with RA32SA available ONLY on All others should apply for the award through the electronic online service Sar-the Log .

(Details a little hazy, but if you have worked the required numbers of contacts with RA32SA, you should go to their automated site, enter your call sign, and if all goes well, an award will be generated by their program and sent to you by e-mail. What could go wrong? It is free!)



Tks Q$ 5/30/16

11 June 2016 to 31 December 2016

NETHERLANDS                                               70th Anniversary of VERON Section A-01 Alkmaar (PI70ALK)

PI70ALK is a special event call sign issued to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the section A-01 ALKMAAR of the Dutch Amateur Radio Societey VERON. The special club call sign will be operated by members of the club from June 11 until December 31, 2016. The club counts about 130 members that live in the region of Alkmaar. Alkmaar is a historical city with around 400 monuments and is the biggest town in the region. We, as members of the VERON section Alkmaar are proud to celebrate the 70th "birthday" of our club and are happy to QSO with you!

A special award has been prepared for this occasion. The award can be earned by contacting PI70ALK, every valid QSO being worth 10 points. With 70 points collected, stations may apply for this award by sending in a copy of their log, 10 (paper only please!) and the address the special award need to be sent to. The award will be sent to you by regular mail. Apply to: VERON Alkmaar A01, Valkenierstraat 4a, ALKMAAR 1825 BC, Netherlands.


Tks 5/30/16

25 June to 31 December 2016

ROMANIA                                                        10th Anniversary of the SILVER FOX Radio Asociation

During the period 25 June to 31 December 2016, earn a total of 50 points by contacting members of this radio club.

Each band/mode can be given to earn points:
1. Stations valued at 5 points for each QSO using a different band or mode:

2. Stations valued at 10 points for each QSO using a different band or mode: YP10SF; YO2KAR; YP2GEO; YQ2WFF; YP5CAFE give 10 points each QSO in different band/mode

Send an e-mail to the awards custodian: 


Tks YO3JW 7/13/2016 (added e-mail 7/16/16)

Award 1 1-31 August 2016
Award 2 1 July to 31 December 2016

UKRAINE                             JUBILEE AWARDS from Ukrainian Amateur Radio League
                                               Independence of Ukraine - 25 Years.

The Ukraine celebrates their 25th Anniversary of Independence in 2016. The UARL is sponsoring two awards to recognize this occasion. The rules for each are shown below:


A Jubilee award is issued for any station to make QSO/SWL with different Ukrainian amateur radio stations during the period 1 - 31 August 2016. All bands 2 meters to 160 meters are OK. Modes of SSB, CW, AM, FM, RTTY, DIGI are OK. Repeated QSO/SWLs with same station do not count, regardless of the Bands or Mode.

Contacts Needed:

                                                            EUROPE                                 NON EUROPE
Total Ukraine QSOs to be made..............25.................................................15
Include QSOs with number of
different oblasts of Ukraine.......................10.................................................5
Include QSOs with the
special calls EM25, EN25, EO25...............5...................................................2

BONUS: One QSO with a special event stations EM25HQ, EN25UARL can be credited for any oblast of Ukraine.

Jubilee award is issued in electronic form ( PDF file) and is free.
Application. Send list of Ukraine stations worked during August 2016 to

You can generally depend on the Ukranian call sign to identify the Oblast (roughly, a state or county). The first letter of their suffix as shown in the table below is used for all stations located within that Oblast.  For example, UX7UU is in the Kyivska Oblast, and the abbreviated 2-digits for him is "KO". If you look at for the UX7UU listing, it will show his city as KIEV, which confirms the info in the table below which says the Oblast is "KYIV City". The special calls will not be using that system, but are shown separately below.)

Suffix Letter

Oblast Name



Suffix Letter

Oblast Name


Suffix Letter

Oblast Name







AR Krym










Sevastopol City





















Kyiv City
















































UARL - 25

The second award being offered requires contracting Ukranian stations and earning different numbers of points for three levels of the certificate. Contacts may be made over a longer period, namely from July 1 to December 2016. The 2 meter through 160 meter bands may be used with modes of SSB, CW, AM, FM, RTTY, and other digital modes. Repeat contacts with the same station are OK if made on different bands or modes.


For Europe:




Minimum points :




QSOs with different

Oblasts of Ukraine




QSOs with special calls




QSOs with EM25HQ or EN25UARL




Correction 7/31/16


For non-Europeans




Minimum Points:




QSOs with different Oblasts of Ukraine




QSOs with special calls




EM25HQ or EN25UARL = 25 points each.
EM25, EN25, EO25 = 15 points each.
Other Ukranian Special Calls = 5 points each.

Correction 7/31/16

Up to 3 QSOs with special event stations EM25HQ or EN25UARL can replace any 3 oblasts of Ukraine.
Other: The Jubilee award is issued in electronic form ( PDF file) and is free of charge. Send your application which shows usual QSO information plus claimed points to the award custodian. Apply to: .

Tks Alex, UX7UU, EN25U 7/26/16


July 1 to December 31 2016

ROMANIA                                        The Club-Napoca 700 Award (YP700CJ)

The city of Cluj-Napoca this year celebrates its 700th anniversary of gaining the grant of city privileges.  This special call sign of YP700CJ is issued to mark this anniversary of the official recognition of the name of their town.  Club members have activated the special event call sign YP700CJ and will operate on the air till 31th of December 2016. Special awards will be issued to mark the 700th anniversary of existence as a town.

Rules of "CLUJ-NAPOCA 700" award
1. QSOs with special callsign YP700CJ till 31th of December 2016 are valid.
2. Each QSO/SWL on different days or bands or modes worth 100 points.
3. The award will be sent in plasticized cartoon format .
4. Award cost is 5 or $US6.Payable by PayPal to
5. The award will be sent directly to you by post.
6. Applications must be sent to award manager YO5EI
7. Deadline to send an application is 31 of January 2017

Category: EU must collect: DX must collect:
1.BRONZE 700 points 500 points
2.SILVER 1400 points 600 points
3.GOLD 2100 points 700 points


Tks 7/19/16

1 July to 31 August 2016

RUSSIA                                       RK9LWA - 70 Years On The Air

This diploma is issued by the PO CPP in the Tyumen region in honor of the Jubilee RK9LWA - 70 anniversary of the formation of the club and the Tyumen regional collective DOSAAF radio.

Requirements: To obtain the award applicants need to make 3 contacts (or SWL observations) with a special radio station in Tyumen, R70LWA.
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters and VHF (2m, 70cm).
Modes: PHone, CW, DIGItal
Repeated contacts with RK9LWA are allowed if made on different bands or if all on one band, by using different modes such as CW, SSB, DIGITAL (all digital types are counted as one species, SSB AM FM counted as PHone).
SWL ok under same conditions as by licensed amateurs.

Diploma is free, and is issued in electronic form via the website HAMLOG.RU and is suitable for self-quality print. If submitted by e-mail, you should send log extract text file using Word format (preferably) to Award Manager . In the subject line of the e-mail, please indicate: DIPLOMA RK9LWA - 70 years on the air."

The application for a diploma must specify: Name of the applicant, call sign, the QTH, country of residence, date of the, and your e-mail address. The award manager Oleg Bolotov R8LO ( ).


Tks 6/14/16

Image in 16 - RK0LWA-70th

16-22 July 2016 and 13 August 2016

AUSTRIA                            LISSA Diploma and Plaque

The diploma is the 150-year anniversary is devoted to the remembrance and commemoration of the Battle of Lissa on July 20, 1866 and is donated by the MFCA.

The Battle of Lissa (sometimes called Battle of Vis) took place on 20 July 1866 in the Adriatic Sea near the Dalmatian island of Lissa ("Vis" in Croatian) and was a decisive victory for an outnumbered Austrian Empire force over a numerically superior Italian force. It was the first major sea battle between ironclads and one of the last to involve deliberate ramming.

The highlight of the Award Rules are two radio periods to which the MFCA will activate the special call OE150LISSA will be on the air from 16 July, date of the enemy attack beginning on Lissa ending on July 22, the day that the Austrian fleet victoriously returned to the naval port of Pola 150 years ago.  The second period includes August 13, 2016 the day when in Trieste in 1866 aboard the battleship KAISER a victory celebration was held.

The diploma can be earned as a certificate or Plaque.    The certificate shows the front the battleship S.M.S. KAISER in battle with Italian ships off the island of Lissa. On the back there is a brief description of the battle with an image of Admiral Tegetthoff and his monument in Graz and the Diploma data of the applicant.

Planned Lissa activities:
1.) In all Lissa activities from 16 to 22 July, and 13 August 2016, the special call of OE150LISSA will be active on air. During the anniversary week OE150LISSA will be mainly on board a Danube ship QRV.
2.) Look for special activity from May 22 to 10 June: OE6XMF/MM mainly in SSB on air.
Special event station: OE150LISSA If the special call from an OE State (not operated from Vienna or Leoben) the call sign OE150LISSA/4 is possible.

Using the special callsign OE150LISSA:  
-1. Radio Period: 16 to 22 July 2016
QTH: Danube ships in the Vienna or Portable Operating in OE (eg OE150LISSA / 4.)

-2. Radio Period: August 13 2016
QTH: Leoben or Danube based in Vienna or Portable Operating in OE (eg OE150LISSA / 4.)

Conditions for LISSA DIPLOMA:

The diploma can be requested by any licensed radio amateur, SWL or any Club Station. There are only direct, bilateral connections from 18 April 2016 (18.4.1866 Tegetthoff is Eskader Commander) until 30 Sept. 2016 (30.9.1866 strike of Admiralsflagge).

SWLs may apply for the award on the same basis as Licensed stations.

All HF bands
preferably CW: 3.565, 7.025, 14.052 kHz
preferably SSB: 3,625, 7,060, 14,335 kHz

CW & SSB, each station counts only once

Report information: Because of the different scoring (see below), we recommend to facilitate distinguishing Naval- and Non Naval stations (only) to repeat exchange as if working in a contest:
1. Naval Club members give RST + Club + membership number (for example, "599 CA135")
2. Non-members only RST

Point Values:
- a QSO with the special station OE150LISSA = 50 points,
- for all MM stations, no matter where they are, = 25 points,
- a QSO with OE6XMF (MFCA clubstation) = 15 points,
- 9A-Naval stations * = 10 points, 9A-Afu Stn = 5 points,
- S5 Naval stations * = 10 points, S5 Afu Stn = 5 points,
- I-Naval Stations (INORC, ARMI) = 10 points, I-Afu Stn = 5 points,
- OE Naval Stations (MFCA) = 10 points, OE Afu Stn = 5 points,

- Naval stations (Members of the following groups: MF, RNARS, MARAC, BMARS, NRA, FNARS, YOMARC) = 5 points, - all other AFU stations = 1 point

- * Since there are few 9A / S5 Naval stations at INORC, etc., is considered as a substitute a QSO with a 9A-, S5 station very close to the coast (max. 10km to the sea), or on an island. 
There must be at least OE6XMF or OE150LISSA as well as one (1) QSO with Afu station from the four countries 9A, S5, I and OE appear in the log.
Stations may only be counted one time. (regardless of frequency and mode). CW and SSB QSOs carry the same number of points.

Points Required: at least 150 points are required.
The log must have at least 51% of 9A-, S5, and Italian stations appear OE-stations,
Deadline for contacts is December 31, 2016

Conditions for LISSA TROPHY:
In principle, the same conditions as when Lissa diploma. However, OE150LISSA must be contacted in both radio periods in July and August, in addition OE6XMF must appear as one MM station once in the log. Furthermore, at least one Afu station on the Adriatic coast (also possible island) from 9A to work S5 and Italy. The highest number of points among the submitted logs wins

A. Paper Certificate: Costs 15, - incl. Shipping costs. Diplomas Worked be franked with a LISSA special stamp.
B. The Lissa-Trophy previously awarded personally until the next JHV (2017) or other maritime events. On special request, they can also be sent earlier. Costs 25, -. The TROPHY will be handed over as engraved plaque in a box with a diploma.

All Diploma and Trophy winners will be listed on the MFCA website.
Current information and radio times under QRZ.COM: OE150LISSA

Internet: For Address and bank details

23 July to 23 August 2016

RUSSIA                                                                                           RCWC Telegraph Marathon Award - 2016

The award issued by the Russian CW Club. To obtain the award, it is necessary to perform 2-way QSOs (SWLs) with Special Call Stations which will operate for the time of marathon period.
Participation period: from 23.July.2016 00:00 MSK (GMT: 22.July.2016 21:00) till 23.Aug.2016 23:59 MSK (GMT: 23.Aug.2016 20:59).
QSOs have to be made using CW mode only.
Bands: All the CW portions of the HF amateur radio bands, including WARCs,
but excluding the Top Band, 5MHz and 50MHz. (10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80 meters bands).
A QSO with each of the special station counts on every band and only once.
The award is free of charge and issues in electronic form to each amateur radio station complies with terms and conditions of the award.
Mr. Sergey Stepanov RM4C is the manager of the award. His email:

1. Following special stations will be active on the bands and will be counted for the award:
R16CWC Krasnodar region op. R7AO - Russian CW Club special station ( HamFest R-CW-C )

2. Following Special Stations will represent each of the main district of the Russian Federation:
RA16CW Central Federal District of the RF ( Moscow region, op Vyacheslav R3FG )
RD16CW Far Eastern Federal District ( Khabarovskiy region, op Victor RD0CD )
RG16CW North Caucasian Federal District ( Stavropol region, op Victor RK6HG )
RL16CW Privolzhskiy Federal District ( Nizhniy Novgorod region, op Nikolay RA3TT )
RM16CW Crimean Federal District ( Republic of Crimea - Crimean peninsula, op Anatoliy R7KM )
RN16CW Ural Federal District ( Sverdlovsk region, op Sergey RD9CX )
RQ16CW Siberian Federal District ( Novosibirsk region, op Aleksandr RO9O )
RU16CW North Western Federal District ( Leningradskaya region, op Anton UA1CEC )
RV16CW Southern Federal District (Krasnodar region, op Valentin RK6AX )

3. Other Individual Special stations:
RZ16AA Krasnodar region, op Andrey RM7C
RZ16AF Krasnodar region op Victor R6AF
RZ16BP Krasnodar region, op Anatoly RN6BP
RZ16CM Yaroslavl region, op Dmitry RC3M
RZ16DA Krasnodar region, op Aleksandr R6DA
RZ16DD Moscow region, op Vladimir UD3D
RZ16FF Moscow region, op Andrey UF5F
RZ16FM Perm region, op Vladimir R9FM
RZ16FQ Moscow city, op Andrey UA3FQ
RZ16GR Lipetsk region, op Sergey UA3GR
RZ16QV Voronezh region, op Aleksandr R3QV
RZ16RU Tambov region, op Yuriy UA3RU
RZ16TW Stavropol region, op Victor R7TW
RZ16UP Ivanovo region, op Aleksandr RV3UP
RZ16WF Bashkortostan region, op Insaf RM9WF
RZ16YY Chuvash republic, op Vyacheslav R4YY
RZ16ZV Belgorod region, op Yuriy R3ZV

Terms and conditions: Special call sign operators will upload their logs on the R-CW-C website, R16CWC LOG. Dupes will be automatically deleted.

The award has 3 grades.

: There is minimum of 22 QSOs with any of the special station on any of the mentioned bands.
: It is compulsory to have a QSO with R16CWC and RV16CW.
The 3rd grade award terms have to be completed (minimum of 22 QSOs).
At least 5 bands have to be disposed for communication with Special Stations.
Award numeration will be in accordance with score number.
It is compulsory to have a QSO with R16CWC and RV16CW.

The 3rd grade award terms have to be completed (minimum of 22 QSOs).
At least 6 bands have to be disposed for communication with Special Stations.
Award numeration will be in accordance with score number.
It is possible to check personal performance for the Telegraph marathon period on the RCWC website , using the R16CWC LOG. There are similar terms and conditions for SWLs (instead of QSO's 2-WAY SWL reports) and there is similar Award form.
Award claimed scores must be sent no earlier than 23.Aug.2016 until 22.Sep.2016 to Award manager.
It is every award seeker responsibility to check the award grade within R16CWC LOG. prior to sending a claim form to the Award manager ( ).
A text written claim form must contain requested award grade and an information about award's seeking personal details (eg.: Name, Last Name, Callsign and e-mail). File name must contain your call sign and the Award name (eg.: marathon_rm4c). The manager will respond with award issuance till the end of the year 2016.
Paper logs should be sent to Valentin RK6AX.

E-mail: .

Tks QRZ com listing for RN16CW 7416

1 August to 1 September 2016

RUSSIA                             75th Anniversary of the Arctic Convoys RD75PQ
                                            "DERVISH-75 Award

On August 29-31, Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk will hold festivities to mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the first allied convoy "Dervish" at the port of Arkhangelsk, the press service of the Arkhangelsk Region Governor and the local government reports.

During World War II, the Allies supplied military freight to the USSR's northern ports to assist the Soviet Union in the fight against Nazism. The first allied convoy "Dervish" which consisted of six vessels sailing under the flags of Great Britain and the Netherlands arrived in Arkhangelsk on August 31, 1941.  In all, 41 marine convoys delivered over 2 million metric tons of strategically important freight to the northern ports of the Soviet Union during World War II.

1. The award is available for QSOs made with special event station RD75PQ from 1 Aug to 1 Sep 2016.
2 QSO requirements:
     a. For radio amateurs from Europe 5 QSOs with RD75PQ
     b. For radio amateurs from Africa, North and South America, Asia, Oceania - 3 QSOs needed .
3. Repeat QSOs allowed if made on on different bands or in different modes: CW, PHONE, DIGI.

4. The award is free and available in electronic form upon the check of online log automatically. When you have made the required number of QSO, go to . The computer system will check QSOs made and if you qualify, you will be sent an electronic file to be printed by your local printer.


Tks OH3GZ 8/1/16

August 1 to September 30, 2016

BRAZIL                                                      Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016
                                                                 RIO 2016 AWARD

The Rio 2016 Award was created by national association of Brazil, LABRE, to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The Rio 2016 Award 2016 will be given to any amateur to perform contacts with different Brazilian stations, from August 01, 2016 to September 30, 2016, in 3 (three ) categories as follows.

1. BRONZE Medal: form the words RIO DE JANEIRO using the last letter of the Call sign of Brazilian stations. (Example of first and last two digits: PY3UER PT22GMI + + + PP6ALR PY7BO).
(12 Contacts will be needed.)

2. SILVER Medal : in addition to the requirements of the Bronze Medal, make QSOs with another 6 different Brazilian stations forming the word BRASIL with the first letter of the target suffix.

Note: Different stations of Rio de Janeiro State (PY1 and PU1 JAA to PU1YZZ) can be used as wild cards to replace up to 3 letters. (Example: PY3UER PT22GMI + PY1XY + PP6DAL + PU7EKZ +
PY11GRX + PS88AMW + ... + ... or PQ2BR + PW8RT + PP5AXY + PU1WWV + PR7IP + PT9LG)

3. GOLD medal : Same as the requirements of category Silver but without using any joker.

QSOs made are valid in any HF band or in any mode of transmission. No use of VoIP links (EchoLink, IRLP, etc). All stations must be different. No endorsements by band, mode or power.
It i s not necessary to be in possession of the QSL for proof of QSO's, but the applicant must state in the request, in his honor, that all QSOs were conducted obeying the Law and this regulation.
Requests must be made through a log showing QSO data as form attached and sent to and requests should be submitted no later than December 31, 2016.

The Rio 2016 Award is free and will be sent to the requester in digital file form. The requester will be responsible for printing and the official size is A4 sheet.
Radio Listeners - SWL: The Rio 2016 Award is also available for SWL, under the same above conditions,
Any written communications should be addressed to: Manager: LABRE Rio 2016 Award, PO Box 4, 70275-970 Braslia DF BRAZIL.


Tks SP9JPA Blog Spot 7/22/16

1 - 31 August 2016

RUSSIA                                               Komi Republic - 95

Special event station R95KOMI will be active, dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Komi Republic. Look for it plus other amateur radio operators of the Republic of Komi (using prefixes of R8X, R9X) which will also be active. Even stations no longer in the Komi Republic have been invited to join in the activity.

To obtain award you will need to earn 95 points.

Point Values: (HF)
1. QSOs with special event station R95KOMI = 10 points;
2. QSOs with other amateur radio stations of the Komi Republic = 5 points;
3. QSOs with amateur radio stations, previously holding a call in the Komi Republic = 3 points.
4. For stations in Africa, Oceania, N. America and S.America points earned are doubled.
5. Mode: CW, SSB, DIGI. Repeat QSOs are permitted on different bands or different modes.

Applying for the award: Awards are automatically generated electronically and downloaded from the site . Basically, after you have made the necessary contacts, go to the listed web site. Enter your call. The system will verify your contacts with logs which have been provided. If you qualify, it will send an electronic file of the award to and you may print on your own equipment.

To obtain the award in paper form your should send a log extract to the award manager Leonid Sidorkina (R8XF) to his e-mail: srr-rkomi(at) Contact him first to determine postal and printing costs.

The electronic awards are free of charge. Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2016.

Tks 7/28/2016

1-31 August 2016

INDONESIA                                                                   The Soedirman Award

Introduction : A great nation is one who honors her heroes. The great nation of Indonesia will celebrate 100th anniversary of the birth of General Soedirman (24 January 1916 29 January 1950), one of the most decorated national heroes. He was very instrumental in the war to defend the then-young nation's independence. General Soedirman will be remembered for his valor during the revolutionary period for our beloved nation by the amateur radio community as well. To commemorate General Soedirman 100th anniversary coupled with 71st year of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia, we will issue Soedirman Award. 

Rules :
1. The Soedirman Award is issued to all Radio Amateurs and SWLs worldwide that can successfully make 2-way contacts / heard in HF bands (160m 10m) including WARC bands. Only contacts between 1 - 31 August 2016 count for this award. 
   (Repeater, satellite, eQSO, Echolink or other relay methods are NOT permitted.)
2. Minimum requirements.
     a. Radio Amateurs in Indonesia should make contacts with 20 stations in : 
          - Province Central Java (Call Area 2, suffix A-T, AA-TZ, ZA-ZT, AAA-TZZ, ZAA-ZTZ),
          - Special District (SD) Yogyakarta (Call Area 2, suffix U-Y, UA-YZ, ZU-ZZ, UAA-YZZ, ZUA-ZZZ)  
          - Province East Java (Call Area 3, all suffix)
          with a minimum of one contact with amateur from each provinces/ SD above. General Soedirman participated in guerrilla war in those 3 provinces/ SD in 1949.
     b. Radio Amateurs in other countries (DX) is similar with point 2a, but only 10 contacts are required.
     c. Domestic and foreign operators operating portable such as YB3MM/2 or YB3/W2FB are also valid.
3. Proof of contact such as QSL card, LoTW etc are not necessary. Award application based solely on contact with honor system and sportsmanship conduct.
4. Award applicant should submit the list of QSOs, consisting of callsigns, date, time in UTC, band, mode and reports both ways.
Award Application:

Please send the application via e-mail to Award Manager through any one of these methods:
1. Adhi Widodo YB3MM (for Indonesia and DX) (E-mail: yb3mm(at)
2. Steve Busono W2FB (for DX) E-mail: sbusono(at) 
3. For applicants without computer or internet connection, please send to Award Manager through mail to:
     Adhi Widodo YB3MM
     PO Box 6, Pandaan 67156 Indonesia

Fee. The Soedirman Award is free, and it is issued as a PDF or JPG file, and will be sent by e-mail.   
If you choose requesting a paper award, please enclose stamp Rp. 15,000 (Indonesia) or 3 IRC (DX). Please do NOT enclose any banknotes. 
Special Pin. Soedirman Award Commemorative pin is also offered for a nominal fee to all successful applicants. Please contact Award Manager via email for details. 
Others :   If there is an uncertainty of a contact or if the validity of a contact is in question, the final decision will be taken after a consultation between the Award Manager and Administrator of ORARI Central Java District. 
Applicants hereby authorize the publication of his/her call sign and name related to this Award on internet or other social media. 

E-mail: yb3mm(at)   
Internet: >Tks Adhi Bimbo YB3MM 7/18/16

1 - 31 August 2016

GERMANY                              Lights Hunter Award 2016 (Brave Radio Friends)
                                                   (In remembrance of William Newman M0BNN)

This years Lightshunter Award is sponsored by Brave Radio Friends in remembrance of William Newman M0BNN, who activated a large number of Scottish lighthouses using the callsign MM0BNN/p. He became the first holder of the BRF Certificate of Merit. Bill died on May 31st 2016 and will be sadly missed. The award will show a lighthouse painted by Bill himself.

Requirements: The award is open to all licensed operators and SWLs. During the month of August 2016 contact or hear as many amateur radio stations operating from lighthouses or lightships. A minimum number of ten different lighthouses is required for the award. The log extract must include the lighthouse name or number (preferably ARLHS number) together with the usual data of the QSO.

The award is only available in digital format, (pdf-version of the award) and there is no fee. Send your application by e-mail to:

Deadline for the application: September 30, 2016.

Tks DE3EAR 7/3/16

20-25 August 2016

UKRAINE                                      Anniversary of the Liberation of Kharkov

This award is sponsored by the Kharkiv Regional Society for amateur radio, which recognizes the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Kharkov by the invading German armies. During the war, the city was liberated and re-invaded a number of times, but finally on August 23, 1943, it was liberated permanently.  In memory of the soldiers who participated in the liberation of the city, the Kharkiv Regional Society for amateur radio established the "KHARKIV liberation."diploma.

To obtain the diploma necessary during the period from 20 th to 25 th August 2016 to earn 73 points byh making QSOs with stations of Kharkiv and Kharkiv region.

1. QSOs with club stations, veterans of the Second World War and portable stations operating from memorial sites, = 10 points.
2. Individual different station in Kharkov = give 3 points.
3. Repeated QSO count if contacted on different bands.
4. All QSOs made on 23 August points are doubled.
Kharkov applicants may receive the award by making at least 37 QSO with other stations.

Applications should be made showing all QSO data no later than September 1, 2016 to EV.GO@I.UA  Upon confirmation of the application, a diploma in electronic format will be e-mailed to the applicant.


Tks 7/12/16

15August to 15 September 2016

ROMANIA                                                SIMPO YO 2016 (YO2016SIMPO)

In 1-4 September will be The annual meeting of YO hams in Targu Neamt/NT, Romania takes place .  From 1-4 September 2016. The special event station YO2016SIMPO will be activated to honor this event and offers an award for making 5 contacts with this station during the period 15 August till 15 September 2016. Each QSO made using different band/modes give you one point. (ex: 80m ssb, 80m cw, 40m psk31, 10m jt9, aso)

If you earn the 5 points for contacting YO2016SIMPO, you can send an e-mail with the contact data and ask for the diploma "SIMPO YO 2016" with GCR to . It will be sent to you as a digital image.



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10/15 to 11/14/2016

BELGIUM                                       Canadian Liberation March (ON35CLM)

The First Canadian Army was Canada's principal fighting arm in northwest Europe during World War II.  A powerful strike force under the command of Canadian General Harry Crerar, it included the 2nd Canadian Corps, as well as large contingents of British, Polish, American and Dutch infantry and armoured troops. Since the Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944, the Army had formed the left flank of the Allied advance towards Germany with the First Canadians liberating ports and cities along the Channel Coast of France and Belgium.

Upon reaching Belgium, the First Canadian Army was ordered to clear the banks of the wide, multi-channelled Scheldt River between the North Sea the port of Antwerp. It was a treacherous landscape for attacking troops to operate in flat, soggy, sometimes-flooded land, situated below sea level and enclosed by a series of dykes.


These events have been celebrated for many years by Belgium and the Netherlands. The special event station ON35CLM is QRV from 15/10/2016 until 14/11/2016.

The award may be earned for amateur operators by making one QSO with the special event station and for SWLs to make one observation. The award is free of charge. To apply for the award, just go to and fill in the data form per their requirements. If the system finds the QSO, you will receive an e-mail with your award as an attachment to be printed on your equipment.

Internet:(use this address to see if you were in the log)
Internet: (use this address to apply for the award)

Tks 7/10/16