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
? April 2015 31 December 2015 Sweden The Stockholm-Motala Award X 8/4/15
1 May 2015 31 October 2015 Italy EXPO 2015 Award X PA3CUZ  
7 May 2015 2 November 2015 Russia 175th Anniversary of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky X 6/6/15
24 May 2015 4 November 2015 Italy 100th anniversary WWI - White War in Adamello - GBA"   SP9JPA 6/10/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Italy International Light IYL2015 Year Award X URE es/awards calendar 6/19/15
1 June 2015 31 October 2015 Ukraine 300th Anniversary of the Lviv Brewery  EM300WLP X UT7AW 6/10/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Poland 35th Anniversary of Club OT-27   SP9JPA 6/8/15
1 June 2015 1 October 2015 Italy 40th Anniversary ARI LODI (IQ2LO) X 9/11/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Russia 60th Anniversary of Baikonur 6/6/15
20 June 2015
17 October 2015
29 June 2015
25 October 2015
Poland Award 1956 X SQ3OPM and 9A1AA 6/29/15
28 June 2015 31 December 2015 Russia National Diploma "Literary Heritage of Russia" X K1BV Research  7/26/15
30 June 2015 16 September 2015 USA 13 Colonies Special Event 6/19/15
1 July 2015 28 September 2015 Russia 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov X 7/7/15
3 July 2015 20 September 2015 France Napoleon Award 2015 (TM200EN) X 7/5/15
6 July 2015 31 December 2015 Czech Republic Mister Jan Hus 600th Anniversary of Martyrdom X 7/2/15
15 July 2015 31 December 2015 Bulgaria 100th Anniversary of First Bulgarian Made Airplane X LZ1CY 6/21/15
28  July 2015 31 December 2015 Ukraine 1000th Anniversary Death of Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev (EM1000UKW) X 8/4/15
22 August 2015 13 September 2015 Spain 80th Anniversary - Tour of Spain X 8/31/15
27 August 2015 30 September 2015 Kazkhstan Vostochny 30th Anniversary X UN7FW  
31 August 2015 29 September 2015 Ukraine Diploma Odessa-221 X UKR QRP Bulletin 8/31/15
1 September 2015 1 November 2015 France Sun King - Louis XIV Award X 9/11/15
12 September 2015 20 September 2015 USA Route 66 On The Air Award 9/22/15
16 September 2015 30 September 2015 Poland 2-awards:
1.) SP30OPZ - 30 Years on the Bands Certificate
2.) SPFF Award for Working SP30OPZ

X 9/21/15
? 30 September 2015 Cuba 35th Anniversary of the Grupo de DX de Cuba X 425 DX News #1273 9/28/15
19 September 2015 28 September 2015 England International Air Ambulance Week Awards X M0HEM  
23 September 2015 27 September 2015 USA POPE  FRANCIS in the USA 2015 AWARD   DH1PAL 9/22/15
25 September 2015 27 September 2015 Poland SONDA 2015 Dioploma X 9/11/15
1 October 2015 30 November 2015 Romania 40th Anniversary of the Radio Club YO6KNE X DXFUN Cluster 10/5/15
1 October 2015 20 October 2015 Russia 70 Years Stavropol Radio Club X 10/5/15
1 October 2015 31 December 2015 Russia 25th Anniversary of the Michurinsk Contest Group X - cert/pemnant 10/2/15
1 October 2015 31 October 2015 Greece Expedition to Chios SX8HOMER X - E-version only 10/2/15
1 October 2015 31 October 2015 Hungary HA/HG ITU Award X DXFUN Cluster 10/2/15
1 October 2015 10 October 2015 Ukraine Anniversary of Famous Ham Operator UT5CY  EM80CY X 10/2/15
1 October 2015 25 October 2015 Italy Diploma Venice Marathon 2015 listing for IQ3RW. 10/2/15
10 October 2015 10 November 2015 Italy 88th Anniversary of Sezione Enrico Davanzo TRIESTE X 9A1AA 9/22/15
16 October 2015 15 November 2015 Belgium The Canadian Liberation March OT4CLM X - 9/28/15



Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source  Added
15 February 2015 27 March 2016 USA/CANADA Worked All NCDXA "RST" Stations   (KL7/VY1 and VE8)


KL7JR 9/28/15




? April to 31 December 2015

SWEDEN                                            The Stockholm-Motala Award

SC8ŘSM is a special event call sign active from April 2015 until Dec 31st 2015 and is activated by SK5SM to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the installation of the Marconi 150 kW

transmitter at Motala LW Broadcast station in May 1935. The Motala LW broadcast station began operations in 1927 with a 30 kW TX built by Marconi. The towers are 120 m high with a cage antenna between the towers. The first TX was replaced 1935 with a 150 kW TX - the strongest BC station in Europe for some time. In 1962 the Motala was taken out of service.

1. Make at least one QSO on four (4) amateur bands, any mode with SC80SM.
2. SWL - log at least one QSO on four (4) amateur bands, any mode.
Just send in a log extract via e-mail to with the required number of contacts with your name, signal and email address. After checking the logs the Diploma will be sent back as a pdf-file for own printing.

Internet:  (SC80SM) 

Tks 8/2/15

May 1 to October 31, 2015

ITALY                                                               EXPO 2015 AWARD

To qualify for "Expo Award" you must make at least 5 contacts with the II2EXPO station call sign and 5 contacts with the A.R.I. Milan branch callsign IQ2MI. Contacts must be made on different days, regardless of the modes and bands. The award is open to all OM and SWL. All HF bands from 10 to 160 m are valid. Categories: SSB, CW, Digital, Mixed.

Award requests: To obtain the Award depicting the Expo logo, request must be received by 31/12/2015 enclosing extract of log in .adi or .xls via email to the following address: . The LOG must be filled out including the following data: date, UTC time, callsign, band, mode, and specifying exact email address where to receive the award thet will be sent in pdf format.

Tks PA3CUZ 4/21/15

May 7 to November 2, 2015

RUSSIA                                                     175th Anniversary of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

During the period from 7th May to 2nd November 2015 it is necessary to make ten (10) Radio contacts with members of the Klin department S.R.R. Moscow Region. and radio stations operating at the time of the radio contact located in the Klin Klin district (RDA MO - 66).  Valid modes include CW, PHONE, DIGI and modes and on all, including VHF.

Contacts with special event stations R175PT and R175PIT are counted as two radio hams of the Klin district. SWL’s must carry out at least five (5) Observations with the participation of one of the correspondents from among radio amateurs of Klin district.

The diploma is issued free of charge and in electronic form. Application for a diploma should be in the form of a log extract and sent via e-mail to (Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Khlebnikov.)


Tks 6/6/15

24 May to 4 November 2015

ITALY                                        100th anniversary WWI - White War in Adamello - GBA"

The Adamello Glacier is located in Val Camonica, between the region of Lombardy and Trentino-Alto Adige. It is the largest glacier in the Italian Alps with a maximum altitude of 3530 meters and a minimum altitude of 2550 meters above sea level.
During the First World War, in the operating area of what was called the White War, the Adamello-Presanella sector held a great strategic value.
It is 100 years since the events of the first world war the events which occurred on the Adamello mountains, and this ham radio award commemorates the Italian army at this anniversary. The award is available to all amateur stations and SWLs alike.
The award is sponsored by A.R.I. Vallecamonica and ARI Cles Radio Clubs to all ham radio stations that request it and have achieved the minimum score required.

Contact the following operating Stations:
1) The following accredited stations will operate: •
A. All members of ARI Vallecamonica Radio Club accredited so as listed on the official website and on and on (see the section "IQ2VC"; •
All members of ARI Cles Radio Club accredited so as listed on the website and on and (see the section "IQ3NS").
2) The following "jolly" stations will operate:
a. IQ2VC - ARI Vallecamonica Radio Club
b. IQ3NS - ARI Cles Radio Club
c. Stations operating at memorials or shrines for soldiers of the First World War :
3) Special Activations by the Radio Clubs members, in places representative of the Great White War (you can find the list on official website).

Advertising and promotion of the event :
The activities will be advertised on the site , as well as on
and on page of IQ2VC , and on the page of of IQ3NS.

Emission modes
The emission modes allowed are : CW - SSB – DIGITAL MODES
Operating bands : All amateur bands from 80 to 10m in respect of the band plan.

Points Value for QSO:
QSOs with stations from historic places on Adamello Mountain , = 10 points ;
QSOs with "Jolly" stations = 5 points ;
QSOs with members of the Vallecamonica and Cles Radio Clubs, and with accredited apply : 
     " CW: 3 points
     " DIGI-MODES: 2 points
     " SSB: 1 points
Every name, including Jolly stations and historical activation, may be linked only once a day for each band and emission modes.

To get the award is necessary to achieve the minimum score:
     " Italian OM :50 punti
     " European OM: 38 punti
     " Extra-EU OM: 20 punti.

The call will be made as follows : CW & DIGITALE : CQ CQ DE (+ call) GBA AWRD K or SSB : CQ CQ de (+ call) - Diploma Guerra Bianca in Adamello Stazione valevole (+ punti) punti.

Applying for the Award :
The request must be accompanied by the list of QSOs ( LOG ) on file with the name format .adif : callsignhunter.adif.
We accept paper logbooks using alleged module and sent by mail.
A commemorative QSL will be sent by BUREAU service or on request in the case of direct shipment .

The cost of the award in print, to cover expenses of production and shipping is:
- € 10.00 for Italian OM
- € 12.00 (or 15.00 US Dollars) for EU and stations outside of EU

The application for the award ( model attached) must be sent together to the following email address accompanied by the receipt of the payment and the application form :
The fee which may be paid by either of these two methods: -
1. Electronic Payment:
Via Postepay to n.4023 6009 1532 6773
Sent toVisinoni Felice, CF VSNFLC68M05D25 or
2. Via Paypal to the following email address :
Requests to obtain the award must be received not later than January 1, 2016

Additional information may be found on their website at:!cartina/c44r!vuoto/cvxe

Tks SP9JPA 6/8/15

1 June to 31 December 2015

SPAIN                                         International Light IYL2015 of Year Award

The year 2015, has been declared byUNESCO as "International Year of Light" and for this reason the ARI has sponsored the IYL2015 diploma, where 4 special event stations have been licensed.

Requirements: contact these 4 stations using CW, SSB and Digital Modes (RTTY and PSK) on 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160 meters.
Each of the special stations may be contacted a maximum of 3 QSOs per day with the same station on each band, one for each mode.
     II0IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Monte Mario (Rome).
     II1IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Pino Torinese (Turin).
     II3IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Asiago and Cima Ekar (Padua).
     II8IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte (Naples).
     Another 4 stations will be activated with the same call sign operating portable (/ P).

Scoring: 5 points per contact in CW, 4 points in digital and 3 points in SSB.
/P stations will be worth all the same: 2 points in any band and mode.

Requirements for earning the Diploma:
1. -Italian stations, 100 points;
2. -European stations, 50 points;
3. -stations outside Europe, 25 points.

Confirmations: A special commemorative QSL will be sent to those who ask them via direct, via Bureau or Eqsl.
Deadline: Diploma requests may be submitted until February 28, 2016 sent to , or by postal mail to: ARI di c/o IK8PXZ Vittorio Borriello, Via Iave 142, I-80126 Napoli, Napoli, Italy.
The diploma will be available in electronic format and also on paper, in which case the cost is 10E, and may be paid using the following account of ARI Sezione di Napoli - IBAN IT02A0760103400001002292439.


Tks calendar. 6/19/15

1 June to 31 October 2015

300th Anniversary Of Lviv Brewery EM300WLP

This award is issued by the Lviv Branch of League of Radioamateurs of Ukraine – Lviv Shortwave Club (LKK) and recognizes the 300th Anniversary of the oldest and famous brewery not only on the territory of today's Ukraine, but in all of Eastern Europe. This award may be earned by all radio amateurs of world. Electronic and Paper awards are available.

To qualify, the applicant has to prove making two way contacts during the period from the 1st of June till the 31st of October in 2015 on different amateur HF, VHF, UHF bands (1.8 - 432 MHz) using different modes of emission and to earn at least 300 points. At least one QSO must made with the special event station EM300WLP using any mode of emission.

Point Values:
1. special event station EM300WLP = 50 points;
2. LKK members = 25 points (


3. Any other amateur station of the Lviv Region* (not LKK member) = 10 points.
*Lviv Region Callsign can be identified as Ukrainian prefix UR-UZ any figure 0-9 and having a first letter of their suffix beginning from letter W, for example - UR4WWE, UW1WU, UT3WJ, US0WJ.
Each station may be worked in different mode on the same band. And the same mode but on ae different band.

European hams need to collect 300 points. All point values are doubled for hams in countries outside of Europe and for VHF/UHF contacts.

1. Send electronic plain text applications sent by e-mail to
2. Paper applications should be sent to award manager UW1WU (info on
Any questions should be sent to award manager UW1WU email


Tks Ukranian QRP Club and Victoria UT7AW

6-1-15 to 10-1-15

ITALY                                    40th Anniversary ARI LODI (IQ2LO)

The award celebrates the 40th anniversary of the ARI Section LODI. Special Event call sign II2LO will be active.

1. From 00.00 UTC on 1 September 2015, at 24.00 UTC on 30 September 2015.
2. +Bands and modes of emission: HF: 3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz; V / UHF: 50 - 144 to 432 MHz, SSB and CW.
3. Reports: Stations belonging to the Section of Lodi pass RS (RST) and the serial number of the QSO, the same station can be connected more times in the same day, provided in stripes and / or different ways.
4. Categories: OM and SWL.
5. Scores:
     a. QSO / HRD in HF, 1 point,
     b. 2 points if made in CW,
     c. 2 points for those in the V/UHF.
5. Name of section and special call: During the course of the diploma it will be operating the station section, IQ2LO, whose contact is worth 3 points, in addition to the jolly station (wild card) with the special call, II2LO, whose contact is worth 5 points.
6. Diploma: To get the diploma you must score 50 points for Italian stations and 25 points for foreign ones, having contacted at least once the stations of IQ2LO, II2LO and other 3 different stations belonging to the section of Lodi.
7. Certificate: Will be released in pdf format to all those who request it by sending a log extract containing the date, time, band, mode, report given and received, the sequence number received and the category entered.
8. Paper Award: Only those who will express a request for a printed award, it will be sent by post with fee of €. 5.00.
9. Requests must be received by October 31, 2015 to the email address:


Tks 9/1/15

June 1 to December 31, 2015

POLAND                                      35th Anniversary of Club OT-27

This award celebrates the 35th anniversary of the OT-27, GREATER SOUTH PAC, by activation of the individual member radio stations and sponsoring this award. The sponsors are the Polish Amateur Radio Union, Local Branch 27 South Wielkopolska, with its registered office in Ostrow Wielkopolski.  To earn the award, you should contact / SWL individual stations and club stations who will be active during the above period. All Bands and modes may be used. Repeater QSOs OK. Hovever, no QSOs by "cross-band" or "mixed-mode".

Requirements: Earn 35 points by QSOs of the current members of the OT-27 PAC.

a) individual stations of members of the OT-27 ECV = 5 pts.,
b) club stations OT-27 PAC = 10 pts.,
c) any other stations SN-27-GIP = 15 pts.,

Note: All contacts must be with different stations. Repeated QSOs of same station on another band or another mode are not valid.

Award fees:
a. Polish stations, members of the PAC - 10 zl, the remaining 20 zl, payment on account of the OT-27 PAC.
b. Foreign stations dploma cost is 3 EUR / $ 3 or 3 IRC.

Application: send extract from the log of communications, confirmed by two amateur stations, or the parent club, or local branch PAC. Send application and proof of payment to the following address:

Or by mail: Gregory Dobrychlop SP3RNZ, Box 85, 62-510 Konin, Poland.

Electronic Payment:
Sign OT-27 PAC
59 1440 1215 0000 0000 0479 9607
ul. Smigielski 16a / 7
63-400 Ostrow Wielkopolski
Payment title: diploma 35 years OT-27

The current list of individual members, clubs and occasional stations affiliated to the OT-27 is available on the , in the section MEMBERS OT-27.


Tks 6/7/15

June 1 to December 31, 2 015

RUSSIA                                             60th Anniversary of Baikonur

To commemorate the 60 - anniversary of the legendary spaceport of Baikonur. The International amateur radio club for aviators "Fifth Ocean" has established a commemorative diploma top honor this event.

On February 12, 1955, the Central Committee of the CPSU and the USSR Council of Ministers approved the establishment of Research Test Site 5 of the USSR Ministry of Defense (NIIP number 5 USSR Ministry of Defense), designed to test missile technology. This facility was built between two regional centers of Kyzyl-Orda region of Kazakhstan - Kazalinsk and Dzhusaly near the junction Tyuratam railway Moscow - Tashkent. It became the cosmodrome "Baikonur" - the first and largest spaceport in the world.. It covers an area of 6717 km. The official date of birth of the city and the landfill is considered to be June 2, 1955.

The award may be earned by making contacts as shown below between the dates of June 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. The award is available to licensed radio amateurs of all countries for the conduct of (SWL) in the range of 1.8 - 28 MHz.

1. Contacts with Special Event station UP60SPACE, on the 60th - anniversary of the Baikonur (June 2) = 10 points;
2. Contacts with Special Event Station UE40SA, on the 40th - anniversary of the docking of spacecraft "Soyuz" - "Apollo" in the period from July 1 to July 20 = 10 points;
3. Contacts with members of the club "Fifth Ocean" using ... / AM = 10 points;
4. Contacts wtih Members of the club "Fifth Ocean", working on CW = 7 points;
5. Contacts with Members of the club "Fifth Ocean" operating digital modes = 5 points;
6. Contacts with Members of the club "Fifth Ocean", on phone = 3 points;
7. Contacts with members of the club "Fifth Ocean", as well as the call sign of the participants days of activity - R3AS, R7MD, RW3D, R9BB, RA3PPG, RD4CCG, RU3SV / 3, RV3D, RV3YR, UA4LS, UN / RK2B, UN7FW, UN7SB, UN7TWA, UN7THF, UN9LBZ, doing military service or participating in the activities of the MSS or participating in radio expeditions to the area - give an additional 5 points to the above mentioned credits.

Repeated QSOs only permitted on different bands and different modes.
During the week of activity from 1st June to 7 June 2015 allows double credits for members of "Fifth Ocean".
All participants of the activity days that give points for the diploma must send their QSO ADIF file on a site or RV3YR or send

Diploma in electronic form is free, through the issuance of If a paper version is wanted, send by registered the fee of $US6 payment via Pay Pal - . For amateur radio operators in Russia and the CIS countries the cost of the diploma in print and view its transmission by registered mail - 200 rubles. Payment by postal order to the address: RV3YR Viktor Borodin, PO Box No 1, Bryansk, 241027, Russia or the card "Sberbank of Russia» No 4276 0800 1196 8253.

For amateur radio operators in Ukraine cost of the diploma in print and mail it by registered mail views - 25 UAH. Payment by postal order to the address: UZ9RR, Yu Pronin, A / I in 1480, Chernihiv, 14033, Ukraine or the card "Privat Bank» No 5168 7553 7582 1291. E-mail: SKYPE: ympron


Tks 6/2/15

1 June to 31 July 2015

ROMANIA                              Cluj-Napoca European European Youth Capital for 2015

The Special event callsign YP0Y will be used to celebrate the Cluj-Napoca European Youth Capital in 2015. The event will be conducted between June 1 and July 31, 2015.

All bands and modes OK. QSL: LoTW, eQSL and paper QSL - direct only via YO5EI

For YP0Y QSO's made between 1 June to 31 July 2015, YP0Y Team will release 6 different free electronic diplomas as following:
B1 - 5 QSO's are needed in 5 different bands, regardless of mode.
B2 - 4 QSO's are needed in 4 different bands, regardless of mode.
B3 - 3 QSO's are needed in 3 different bands, regardless of mode.
M1 - 5 QSO's are needed in 5 different modes, regardless of band worked.
M2 - 4 QSO's are needed in 4 different modes, regardless of band worked.
M3 - 3 QSO's are needed in 3 different modes, regardless of band worked.

Tks: (Yp0y) 6/1/15

1 June to 31 July 2015

LITHUANIA                                           10th Anniversary of the Lithuanian Hill Forts Program

A hill fort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. They are typically European and of the Bronze and Iron Ages. Some were used in the post-Roman period. The fortification usually follows the contours of a hill, consisting of one or more lines of earthworks, with stockades or defensive walls, and external ditches. Hill forts were in use in many Celtic areas of central and western Europe until the Roman conquest. Tks WIKIPEDIA

Hillforts are the best known and the most beautiful archaeological monuments in Lithuania. They are the remnants of primitive forts Their total number approaches one thousand. Lithuania has more hillforts, to which this atlas is devoted, than our neighbouring countries. An authoritative reference with locations and images is found at: year Lithuania celebrates 10-th anniversary of Lithuanian Hill-Forts award’s program. During the months of June-July, 2015, activity from Lithuanian hill-forts is planned under the special call LY10LHFA, also under amateur stations using their regular call-signs.

In order to obtain this award it is necessary to establish two-way contacts with stations operating at 10 different Lithuanian hill-forts. All QSOs between June 1 and July 30, 2015 are valid in any amateur bands, any mode (CW, SSB, FM or DIGI).
E-mail applications should be sent to: until August 30, 2015.
The award will be issued and sent in .JPG or .PDF format upon request.

Look for announcements of planned activities at:

The LY10LHFA QSL manager and LHFA program manager – LY2KM


Tks 6/1/15

28 June to 31 December 2015

RUSSIA                                                              National Diploma "Literary Heritage of Russia"

The national amateur award program "Literary Heritage of Russia" was established in the "year of literature in the Russian Language, a National Ecoproject "Green Russia" with the participation of radio amateurs and radio clubs of the Russian Federation.

Special event stations will be active starting on 28 June (00 UTC) on 31 December 2015 with special radios R2015X / XX, (where the "XX" will be initials or identification of the famous Russian writers and poets being honored by stations located in the same areas of the territories of the Russian Federation, whose life and work were associated with literature.

To fulfill different classes of this National diploma "Literary Heritage of Russia" you must earn the following number of points for different levels of the award:
Grade 3: 500 points
Grade 2: 1000 points
Grade 1: 1500 points

A special Plaque will be provided for those earning 2,015 points. (This plaque is made of optical glass accompanied with a laser engraved gift box (weight: 0.5 kg).

Point Values:
1. Each QSO / SWL with special radios R2015X / XX, dedicated to the great and famous Russian writers and poets =50 points
2. Contacts with R2015LY = gives 100 points.
3. Repeated QSO / SWL will count for the award if made on different of HF & VHF bands and different modulation types (telephone, telegraph, digital modes). SWL cards should be sent to the Organizing Committee. Contacts with the headquarters (HQ):

The following list of stations are known to be active for the program and each of them counts 50 points for each band/mode combination. The number of contacts made up to 7/17/15 is shown next to their call sign:

R2015AK 0
R2015AS 271
R2015BA 0
R2015BE 0
R2015BK 1187
R2015C 2598
R2015DG 0
R2015DS 1070
R2015EP 3870
R2015GV 0

R2015HV 298
R2015KI 3457
R2015KK 781
R2015KM 3078
R2015L 801
R2015LY 4022
R2015NE 2262
R2015NN 0
R2015NS 665
R2015P 1499

R2015PB 785
R2015PN 0
R2015SA 552
R2015SB 699
R2015SM 10210
R2015SV 1098
R2015TA 2071
R2015TL 764
R2015VV 987
R2015ZE 1739

The website contains all the rules for the awards. Active stations will download logs throughout the event, and there will be a page established wherein you indicate your call sign, and your status regarding number of contacts and points earned will be displayed. The Russian site HAMLOG.RU is coordinating all of the data feeds. While it is not immediately apparent, I think that there is NO charge for any of the awards. I have heard several of the "R2015XX" stations now, so they are definitely available.


Tks K1BV Research 7/25/15

20 - 28 June 2015
17 - 25 October 2015

POLAND                                    „AWARD 1956"

The School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR (Szkolny Klub Krótkofalowców SP3PGR) in Poznan has organized from June 20 to June 28, 2015 (special event station SN1956PC) and from October 17 to October 25, 2015 (special event station SN1956PW) the diploma action "AWARD 1956" designed to commemorate the anniversary of the tragic events of Polish and Hungarian history - Poznan June 1956 and Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (in Hungarian: 1956-os forradalom). The action is part of the anniversary celebrations organized by the Poznan City June 28 and October 23, 2015. The manager of the diploma action is Jacek Behrendt SQ3OPM ( ). The honorary patronage of the event are provided by:

The Mayor of Poznan,
The Ambassador of Hungary in Warsaw,
Veterans' Association and Participants of the Poznan June 1956 (Związek Kombatantw i Uczestników Powstania Poznańskiego Czerwca 1956),
Hungarian World Federation ’56 (‘56-os Magyarok Világszövetsége).

Award rules :
1. Participants: all licensed national stations, individual and club foreign stations as well as short wave listeners (SWLs).
2. Period of time:

     first step starting at 00:01 June 20 until 23:59 June 28, 2015 (LT for SP-HA),
     second step starting at 00:01 October 17 until 23:59 October 25, 2015 (LT for SP-HA).
3. Bands and modes: all bands in compliance with IARU R1 Band Plan HF, available modes: CW, SSB, DIGI.
4. Points:
     Each individual and club stations from Poznan or Budapest are awarded points, as follows:
     special event station SN1956PC (first step) and special event station SN1956PW (second step) = 20 points,
     club stations = 10 points,
     individual stations = 5 points.
You can also earn points for the diploma by participating in the Poznan Contest June 27, 2015 at 04:00-06:00 UTC.

5. Conditions:
To get the diploma you must have obtained the following score:
     Polish and Hungarian stations need 100 points,
     European stations need 50 points,
     Non-European stations need 30 points.
     At least one QSO/HRD must be made with one of the special event stations SN1956PW or SN1956PW. QSOs/HRDs with the stations may be repeated on another band or another mode one each day. The diploma separate for each step or one diploma for all the action in PDF format is free.

6. Stations granting points may earn the award provided that they make at least 56 QSOs and will send their application.
7. Applications should contain your call, name, surname (or name of the club), e-mail address and the list of your QSOs/HRDs please send to the following address: . The deadline for sending of applications expires at the end of June 2015 (first step) and at the end of October 2015 (second step or all the action).
The winners of this action will be posted on the school website , before November 6, 2015.

Tks SQ3OPM and 9A1AA

30 June to 5 July 2015

USA                           13 Colonies Special Event

This award honors the colonial period of the USA and the 13 colonies which formed the first United States of America, celebrated each year on July 4, 2015. 
During the 6 day period shown above, look for and contact special event stations operating in: CT-DE-GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-and VA. Note that if you have made contacts for the same event in 2014, and did not apply for an award then, you may use those credits in the 2015 event!!

The theme for 2015 is "Founders and Patriots of the Republic". The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 13, are eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator will be affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13 states. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting our sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA.

Additionally U.S. Military Veterans, American Legion and NRA members will receive a special endorsement (please indicate that you were a veteran or currently belong to the two organizations on your log form).

The colony stations will operate from Tuesday, June 30, 9:00 AM Eastern (1300 UTC) until Sunday Night, July 5th, 00:00 (Midnight) Eastern (0400 UTC July 6th).

The 13 Colonies will have TWO sister events: Our old friends WM3PEN will participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. The 13 Colonies certificate have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN.

GB13COL will operate from Durham, England. Click on the GB13COL button below for details and QSL information.

SATELLITE STATIONS : We have only one satellite operator, from Maryland, this year.

QRP Operation: The 13 Colonies Special Event enlisted one dedicated SSB/CW QRP operator for each state for the 2014 event and beyond. No special station requirements, except the operator must be a General class or higher. This will be a QRP to QRP operation only.  We want to give the low power QRP station a chance to get a 13 Colony States "Clean Sweep" endorsement on your certificate. We know the thrill of a QRP station breaking a pile up, but with 200+ QRO/and higher stations in a pile up, well, most of the times +/-5 watts just wont work. If interested in volunteering for QRP operator, contact KU2US via email. He am listed at QRZ. You must be located in one of the Colony States. NOTE: New York's QRP position is filled.

Digital Operators: PLEASE do not send your macros. The ONLY information required to confirm a contact is: CALL SIGN, NAME, RST/RSQ, STATE/PROVINCE/COUNTRY. Sending more information than this takes a LOT of time and may keep another operator from getting a needed contact.

1) Download and print out our Colony Log sheet (this is a fillable DPF), see below (Yours is OK too). Fill-in all applicable information. NOTE: this also applies to SWLs requesting a certificate.
2) A $5.00(US) donation** is requested (NOTE: this is an increase from previous years due to increased costs of materials- envelopes up 45% - and postage - we kept the previous cost as long as we could and hope that you understand and continue to participate), AND A RETURN SELF ADDRESSED LABEL for your certificate return envelope. This will cut down the time you get your certificate by two fold. Your address should be on the label!
3) Cash, check or MO is OK. Place my name on the check/MO this way: (pay to the order of) Ken Villone-Award Manager. (Banks are fussy!)
4) Send your return label, donation & log sheet to: Ken Villone-KU2US, PO.Box-185, Conesus NY. 14435-0185, USA.
5) We will provide the return envelope and postage. NO extra postage required for DX requests.
6) If you also want a QSL card for a contact with K2A/NY, include a full detail QSL card with your log sheet. I will send it with the certificate in the same envelope.

NOTE: QSLs for any other states must be be sent to the QSL manager listed.

The 13 Colonies Special Event is a not for profit event. All donations are used to fund the next years event, and to defray any expenses occured. All donations are used for operating costs, supplies, equipment, and 13 Colony Group initiatives. Donation is voluntary.

Apply no later than 30 November 2015.

On line application:


3 July to 20 September 2015 (see rules for activity periods)

FRANCE                                                   Napoléon Award 2015 (TM200EN)

Contact special event station TM200EN during the following 3 periods of planned activity:
      l. 3 to 5 & 8 to 9 & 21 to 23 July 2015.
     2. 1 to 2 August 2015.
     3. 3 to 4 & 18 to 20 September 2015

The station is operated by F4DTO Franck & F4GFE Patrick to honor the 200th Anniversary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s birth.

There are 4 categories for the award:
     1. Bronze = QSOs on 3 bands.
     2. Silver = QSOs on 4 bands.
     3. Gold = QSOs on 5 bands.
     4. Platinum = QSOs on 6 bands.

The contacts must have been made on the following bands: 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters.
It is possible to use 1 joker or "wild card" contact for a missing contact with TM200EN..
Any one of these stations may substitute for a contact: TM190NB - during 2011 , TM200CF- during 2014, and TM210CN - during 2014.
Send a list of the contacts to the sponsor via e-mail to F4DTO at the address of: .

Internet: (F4DTO)

Tks 7/4/15

1 July to 28 September 2015

RUSSIA                               200th Anniversary of the Birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov

Sponsored by the Tyumen regional branch of the RAF.  Within the framework of the Year of events- Literature in the Russian Federation (the organizing committee of the Year of Russian Literature in the National Diploma program "Literary Heritage of Russia" with the participation of the CPP announced by Presidential Decree dated 12 June 2014) Tyumen regional branch of the CPP in order to promote amateur radio and drawing attention to literature and reading in the Russian Federation and the popularization of the great and famous writers and poets of the Russian Federation, established the diploma "In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov."

Ershov Petr Pavlovich (born March 6, 1815 (the 200th anniversary of his birth) Bezrukovo, Ishim county Tobolsk Province (now Tyumen Oblast) - August 30, 1869, Tobolsk) - Russian poet, novelist, playwright, author of a splendid tale in verse "Horse -Gorbunok ", which became a classic of Russian literature.

Requirements: To obtain the award applicants need to make 8 radio contacts (observations) with special event station R2015EP, using any HF and VHF amateur band and modes of phone, CW and digital.
Radio communications will count if made on different bands or one band using different modes (all the digital forms of communication are counted as one kind).

The Diploma is free of charge, and is issued in electronic form. The application for the Diploma may be sent by e-mail using a log extract and sent as a text file in format of Word (preferably) to award manager Oleg Bolotov (r8lah@mail.Ru ). In the subject line indicate: Diploma "In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov." The application for a diploma must specify: your full name, your call sign, QTH, country of residence, and date of the application e-mail. After checking the award manager, the electronic version of the diploma will be sent to the specified email address of the applicant.

Extras. Info:

Tks 7/4/15

7/6/15 to 12/31/15

CZECH REPUBLIC                                                          Mister Jan Hus 600th Anniversary of Martyrdom

The Czech section of the DLC (Club chartered radio amateurs) sponsors the diploma to recognize the 600th anniversary of the martyrdom of Jan Hus Mistra. This is a public holiday in the Czech Republic. Jan Hus was a Roman Catholic priest, Czech medieval progressive religious thinker, a university teacher in years 1409-1410 was the Rector of Prague University, and a well known reformer and speaker. He was born in 1370g-died a martyr's death in1415 in the German city of Constance.

The diploma may be earned by all licensed amateur radio operators and observers.
The award is sponsored by the Chairman of the Czech section of the DLC Jaro (OK1BZ Honor Members KDR: 0463, VETERAN: 614, DIG: 6032, VOLNA: 323).
Your application must contain a statement on diploma required making fair disclosure with the given name and surname, that named the operator + CALLs which declares that the QSO was conducted according to the rules HAM Spirit . Otherwise, the diploma will not be issued.

Requirements: To obtain the diploma, OK stations need 600 points and all others 300 points.
During the period 11-14-15 to 12/2015 point values are multiplied by 2
All modes OK. No use of VHF repeaters or ECHOLINK. All modes (CW, SSB, FM, DIGITAL) OK, and all amateur radio bands OK. Same station may be worked on different bands and modes if the contacts are made on different days.

a. Each applicant must make a minimum 2 contacts with a member of the Czech section of the DLC:

MEMBER LIST and KDR member number:
Pavel OK1KZ/KDR: 0201/OK1KCF/KDR: 0461/
Karel OK1AL/KDR: 0239/
Jaro: 0463//KDR OK1BZ
Alexandr OK2MI/KDR: 1143/
Josef OK1SRD: 0464//KDR + ekv.
Beda OK1DOZ/KDR: 0590/
Jaroslav OK1IRZ:/KDR 0722/
Bohous OK2BOB/KDR: 0749/
Alexandr OM3YCA/KDR: 0081/
Pavel OM3IAG/KDR: 0082

Points required:
a. QSO with the members of the Czech DLC section +60 points
b. QSO with Member us other DLC sections +40 points
c. QSO with the honorary members of the DLC +60 points
d. QSO with members of the DIGUE +30 points

The diploma is issued only in digital form (pdf) on the basis of your application via E-mail: .
The website of the DLC will contain lists of winning applicants showing: diploma number, date, call signs, of all those who received it.


Tks 7/2/15

15 July to 31 December 2015

BULGARIA                                        100th Anniversary of First Bulgarian Made Airplane  ( LZ100AJ

This diploma is issued by Radioclub Plovdiv LZ1KSP, to commemorate the construction of the first Bulgarian-made airplane, in memory of it's designer Assen Jordanoff.

Requirements: To obtain the award you need to earn 100 points.

Point Values:
1. QSO with a special call sign station LZ100AJ (mandatory contact) = 20 points.
2. Each QSO with radio stations from Plovdiv, Bulgaria = 10 points.
3. For QSOa with any other Bulgarian stations during this period = 5 points.

Other rules for the award:
The Special event call sign LZ100AJ will be active from 15th of July to 15th of August
2015 using all kinds of modes and bands, including WARC.
Duplicate contacts are not counted.
Same conditions apply for SWL. QSL cards are not required for confirmation.
The award is issued in electronic form only and is FREE.
Award manager - LZ1CY. Applications accepted in Word, Cbr, Excel etc.
Send log extract by e-mail to and make sure you provide your full name on the application.

Internet: , LZ100AJ.

Tks Angel LZ1CY 6/20/15

July 28 to December 4, 2015

UKRAINE                                                      1000th Anniversary Death of Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev [EM1000UKW]

(This had to be one of the most colorful awards with a religious motif available this year!)

This award honors the memory of the Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev - the creator of the medieval European state of Kyiv Rus - Ukraine and in connection with the 1000th anniversary of his burial.

The Makarov District Center for Children and Youth Danylo Tuptalo (St. Demetrios Rostov) and Makarov radioklub "AIR" are all sponsors of this commemorative diploma "Kyiv Prince Volodymyr the Great."
Keep alert for Special activations of volunteer operators will be active from 25 locations in Ukraine during the period 28 July to 4 December 2015.

1. Make one contact with EM1000UKW on 28 July 2015.
2. Make three contacts with EM1000UKW between 29 July and 4 December 2015.

The award is in delivered in electronic format and is free of charge. Send a log extract of contact data to


Tks QRZ.comm 8/2/15

22 August to 13 September 2015


SPAIN                                  80th Anniversary Tour of Spain

This award celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Bicycle Race known as the Tour of Spain is sponsored by three Radio Clubs, ROS EUROPEAN CLUB (ERC), VICTOR MIKE DELTA DX GROUP (MDV) and CLUB RADIO ASSOCIATION Alcarrenian (ARCA). The diploma is open to all amateurs and short wave listeners.

Make contacts with special event stations EH3VCE, EH4VCE and EH5VCE (hereinafter called the EHxVCE stations) which will be active during the Tour of Spain. Same station may be contacted for awards purposes on the same day as long as either a mode and / or different band is used. .
Valid Modes: Phone, MGM Any kind of mode generated by machines and CW.
Note that contacts made two or more times with the same station on the same day EHxVCE, and band are thus not valid and our checking system will reject it automatically.

Types of diplomas: Two types of diplomas will be awarded depending on the number of contacts made. Two levels of the award are available solely in mixed mode.
     A. Silver Diploma. - 15 contacts are required.
     B. Gold Diploma. - 20 contacts are required. .

Getting diplomas: The special event stations will send log data to a computer and you can always check to see your status by looking at: The diploma will be generated fully automatically from that site once you have obtained any of the levels of required contacts.

SWL’s: The conditions for obtaining the diplomas are the same as for amateurs. For a listener to establish a contact it must indicate at least 3 consecutive EHxVCE communications made between a special event station and its QSOs. Such statements must indicate the following fields: "Day, Frequency, Time UTC, and Mode 3 consecutive contacts."

Listeners should send a log in adif format sent to the following email address: , indicating in the subject line the applicant’s is a listener. For the preparation of adif should use the spreadsheet prepared by DL1HW adif2xls2adif_v0.98d.xlsm that can downloaded at

Emails from listeners who do not meet these conditions will be discarded.

E-mail: ea3hky@gmail.con
Internet: :

Tks 8/30/15

27 August to 30 September 2015

KAZKHSTAN                                          Vostochny 30th Anniversary

Special Event Station UP30F will be active from 27 August to 30 September 2015 in support of publicizing the 30th anniversary of the open pit coal mine "Vostochny". Work this station plus other stations in the area as listed below to earn at least a total of 30 points for this award.

Point Values:
1.UP30F - 10 points ( activity planned from 14 September =20 points )
2.UN7FS, UN7FW- 5 points( from 14 September-10 points )
3.UN(1....9)F from Ekibastuz -3 points.( from 14 September-5 points )

Duplicate contacts are valid for award credit if contacted on other bands and modes.

The award is issued in electronic form FREE in JPG - format and sent to the applicant by e-mail. To obtain a diploma in electronic form, send a request to the Award Manager at the address: .

Tks Vadim UN7FW 9/10/15

12 - 20 September 2015

USA                                                      Route 66 On The Air Certificate

U.S. Highway 66 was established as an important highway in 1926, and was the first major improvement to link the west coast of the USA with the nations heartland.  Through stories, songs and TV shows, the highway came to symbolize the spirit of the freedom of the open road, inspiring many to see America. However, the demise of Route 66 began in the 1950’s as the U.S. began it’s interstate highway system, and the highway was officially decommissioned in 1986. Today, small portions of the U.S. Highway 66 still exist in towns and rural areas in several states. This award commemorates the life of the highway for many years.

Participating Sponsors and Stations

W6A: SANTA MONICA, CA                                               WESTSIDE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6B: LOS ANGELES, CA                                                   WESTSIDE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6C: SAN BERNARDINO, CA                                           CITRUS BELT AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6D: VICTORVILLE, CA                                                    VICTOR VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6E: BARSTOW, CA                                                           BARSTOW AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6F: KINGMAN, AZ                                                           MOJAVE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6G: FLAGSTAFF, AZ                                                        NORTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
W6H: ALBUQUERQUE, NM                                               ALBUQUERQUE DX ASSOCIATION
W6I: AMARILLO, TX                                                          QCWA CHAPTER 141
W6L: TULSA,OK                                                                 TULSA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6N: JOPLIN, MO                                                              JOPLIN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6O: LEBANON, MO                                                         LEBANON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6P: ST LOUIS, MO                                                           ST LOUIS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6Q: CHICAGO, IL                                                            SIX METER CLUB OF CHICAGO
W6R: SPRINGFIELD, MO                                                   SOUTHWEST MISSOURI AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6S: ROVER 1                                                                    NORTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
W6T: ROVER 2                                                                    NORTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
W6U: JOLIET, IL                                                                  ILLINOIS RADIO LEAGUE

To request a Commemorative Route 66 On The Air Certificate:
1. Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club (CBARC) is the host for the Route 66 On The Air event, and is processing the certificates.
2. You must work at least ONE of the participating Route 66 On The Air stations in order to request the certificate.
3. When requesting the certificate you must: Fill out the certificate application completely, and enclose $4.00 for each certificate and $5.00 for each decal requested. (See web site for application form).
4. CBARC will NOT accept an envelope and/or postage in lieu of the $4.00 charge for each certificate or $5.00 for each decal.
5. Overseas Stations: CBARC no longer accepts IRCs for any payment. No other forms of payment other than those shown above will be accepted. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of certificate or decals
6. Mail application and payment to: CBARC Route 66 Certificate, P.O. Box 3788, San Bernardino, CA 92413.


Tks 9/13/15






31 August to 29 September 2015

UKRAINE                                        Diploma Odessa-221

Make ONE QSO with special event station EN221FA which will be active from 31 August to 29 September and celebrates the 221st anniversary of the founding of the city of Odessa. The station will be active using CW and SSB. Yuri Rykunov, US5FA will be operating the station.
The award is an "e-award", a digital image file sent to you upon receiving your e-mail that provides the log QSO data. This must be sent to .


Tks Ukr QRP Bulletin 8/30/15

1 September to 1 November 2015

FRANCE                                   "Sun King" Louis XIV- Award

Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1643 until his death. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any monarch of a major country in European history.           (Tks WIKIPEDIA)

The award honors the 300th anniversary of the death of Louis XIV, known as the "Sun King". F4DTO and F4GFE will be operating TM300SK from 1 March to 1 November 2015.
It is available in 4 levels and may be earned by making the indicated number of contacts with this special event station.

Bronze = 3 bands qso
Silver = 4 bands qso
Gold = 5 bands qso
Platinum = 6 bands qso

The awards are free of charge as "E-awards", which require that you send a log extract of the contact data with TM300SK to F4DTO.


Tks 9/10/15

2 awards from SP30OPZ:

#1 16 - 30 September 2015

POLAND                                            SP30OPZ - 30 Years on the Bands Certificate

A Certificate will be issued for QSO’s with or SWL’s of the special-event station SP30OPZ operating to celebrate the thirty year anniversary of amateur radio activities during the period of 16 to 30 September 2015.

SP stations need to make 4 QSO’s/HRD’s ,
Other EU – 2,
DX stations need only one QSO/HRD with me.

Please send a log extract of your applications to no later than 31 December 2015.

Image on 15 file, SP30OPZ.



#2 16 - 30 September 2015

POLAND                                         SPFF Award for Working SP30OPZ

The special-event station SP30OPZ plans to operate from several SP Flora Fauna entities, see the calendar of our operations on the page for SP30OPZ. To earn this separate award, you need the following numbers of QSO’s or HRD’s from Flora Fauna operations by SP30OPZ.

SP need 3, EU stations 2, and DX stations, just 1.
Each QSO/HRD must be made with SP30OPZ operating from a different SPFF entity.

Each SPFF reference number worked will be listed on your award under the unique logo of the Park. The Award is available to amateur stations and SWL’s on similar terms. The award is designed in an electronic format (JPG) and is free of charge.

Send by e-mail to:

Tks Henryk SP6OPZ 9/18/15

? to 30 September 2015

CUBA                                              35th Anniversary of the 35th Anniversary of the Grupo de DX de Cuba.  

Thirteen special event stations will be active until 30 September on all bands and modes from various Cuban provinces:

These are:
T41GDXC (Pinar del Rio),
T42GDXC (La Habana),
T43GDXC (Mayabeque),
T44GDXC (Isla de la Juventud, NA-056),
T45GDXC (Matanzas),
T46D (Cienfuegos),
T46G (Villa Clara),
T46X (Sancti Spiritus),
T47GDXC (Camaguey),
T48C (Guantanamo),
T48D (Santiago de Cuba),
T48G (Las Tunas) and
T48X (Holguin).

QSL via operator's instructions (EA7TV has been mentioned). An electronic certificate is available to those who work at least seven of these stations. Send an e-mail requests with QSO data to gdxc[@] .

Tks 425 DX News issue No 1273. 9/26/15

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 . 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.

Additional info on M0HEM:

Tks M0HEM 1/14/15


(Sample of award used for 2014).

23-27 September 2015

USA                                             POPE FRANCIS IN THE USA 2015 AWARD

Pope Francis will visit the USA from 23 to 27 September, 2015 and amateur radio will participate in the celebrations. During the period 23 - 27 September 2014 to 6 special stations will be active to celebrate the visit.

Active Stations: :
1. Washington DC and the surrounding area: K3P and N4P.
2. New York and New Jersey: K2P
3. Southeastern Pennsylvania: W3FRC / WMF
4. Philadelphia: W3P, and from 25.09 also WM3PEN

Four unique qsl cards will be available along with a certificate to mark this special and historic event. A website is being established for QSL and certificate information. Early information and links can be found on the WM3PEN website.

A short-term diploma for those who have worked more of these special stations. Applications go to the fee of US $ 5 and a Self Addressed Envelope to Nick Clevenger, KK4ODQ, 3910 Gibbs Street, Alexandria, VA 22309, USA. Print out the application at: 


Source: Tks DH1PAL 9/20/15

25-27 September 2015

POLAND                                              SONDA 2015

Rule of award event/competition „SONDA 2015" in the name of "Supporting Renewable Energy". The administrator for the award is the Radio club ‘Baza’ SP5KVW in Ostroleka. The award also honors the popular science show broadcasted by TVP between 09.1977 and 09.1989. The program was conducted by Zdzislaw Kaminski along with Andrzej Kurek, who both died in an accident during preparations to another episode.

All bands and modes OK.

The time of the event: from September 1st , 2015 to September 30 th , 2015. 
Amateur activity will be from September 25 th, 2015 to September 27th, 2015.

Look for these stations with SONDA in the suffix:

Special QSL cards will be sent via bureau for all QSOs; station HF6SONDA will not accept or send QSL cards.

Scoring rules::
1. Every station will give 1 point for QSO/
2. SWL and HF6SONDA station will give 2 points.
3. QSO/SWLs may be repeated on other bands or by other modes: CW, Phone (SSB, FM), Digi (RTTY, PSK), according to valid band plan.
4. Digital modes Digi (no matter which type) will be counted only once on a band.
5. No points will be granted for repeating a communication on the same band with the same mode .

A free of expense diploma will be issued only in electronic version, available for all senders and listeners in the PDF format, after meeting the conditions.

Polish and EU stations - 18 points,
DX stations - 9 points.
|An additional 10 points will be given for collection word SONDA of station’s single letter suffixes.

SPECIAL AWARDS: This years event is provided in the name of Supporting the renewable energy", so for the winners the stations that will obtain the highest amount of points will be provided prizes as follows:
1st place – portable solar battery in fold - out suitcase 14V/13W
2nd place – solar panel 12V/30W
3rd place – solar power bank 8000mAh

In the case of two stations scoring the same amount of points, the station which gathered points in a smaller amount of time win.
Administrator stations will not take part in prize competition.
Separate applications for the award and the competition will be accepted until October 15 th 2015, but only in electronic form ‘
Send log extract in Cabrillo format with a call sign, name and a surname and send it to e-mail address
The contesters are asked to provide exact shipping address for prize to be sent. In other cases the prize will be given to the next station.

For more information please go to and .

Tks 9/1/15

1 October to 30 November 2015

ROMANIA                                                                       40th Anniversary of the Radio Club YO6KNE

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the radio club YO6KNE, the club will use special event call sign YQ40KNE during the 2 month period of 1 October to 30 November 2015.

A special diploma is available for meeting the following requirements:
a. Contact special event station YQ40KNE 3 times using different bands and / or modes (CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK).
b. SWL’s make 3 reception reports with YQ40KNE.
c. Duplicates (same band and mode) are not acceptable.

An award is available in electronic format free of charge. A printed award will cost $USD 5 for stations in Romania or 5 IRC / $ 5 / 3 Euro for stations from abroad. Applications are accepted until January 31, 2016. (Diplomas will be printed after this date.) Payment may be made through PAYPAL to

The address for diploma applications is: or YO6KNE CP4, Miercurea Ciuc, 530 300, Romania.


Tks Radio DX Fun 10/4/15

1 - 20 October 2015

RUSSIA                                                 70 years Stavropol Radio Club

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Stavropol Radio Club, they are offering a commemorative Diploma 
The first radio call sign for their club was UA6KEA and was active on 10.20.1945. .

Requirements: During the period 1-20 October 2015, earn a total of 70 points making two-way radio communication (or SWL monitoring) on the amateur HF and VHF bands (including WARC) with special radio UE70F (all links will be embedded UE70F to LOTW and E-QSL), as well as radio amateurs of the Stavropol Territory.

Point Values: QSO (SWL) with the special jubilee station UE70F = 10 points, and the QSO (SWL) with radio amateurs from the Stavropol region = 5 points. Repeat QSOs are allowed for award credit if made on different bands and modes.

The diploma is issued free of charge in electronic form only in high-quality JPG file sent to the applicants by e-mail. Applications in electronic form should be sent to R6FAA, the Award Manager at the e-mail address:


Tks 10/5/15

1 October to 31 December 2015

RUSSIA                                           25th Anniversary of the Michurinsk Contest Group

Special event station UE25R will be active from 1 October to 31 December 2015 during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of radio club "MICHURINSK CONTEST GROUP".
A special set of awards has been developed based on making specified numbers of contacts with UE25R.

Point Values:
a. For each contact with UE25R, amateurs from Russia and the countries of Europe are credited with 1 point, and all other stations in the world = 2 points. Repeated QSOs count if the QSOs were made on different bands and modes (PHONE, CW, DIGITAL) .For 160 meter qso points are doubled.

Points needed for AWARDS
1. Diploma of activity days "25 YEARS OF MCG". Full color. Size – A4.
You must score 5 points. Cost - free of charge, in electronic form.

2. Pennant on a rigid backing with full color printing on one side. Size - 29 x 21 cm.
You have to earn7 points.

3. Medal with crystals, the color of gold. Size 45mm. Complete with a metal strip colors of the Russian flag and a plastic storage box. On the reverse side is engraved call sign and name of the applicant. 
You have to earn 10 points.

4. Cup of metallized plastic on a marble base. Complete with plate engraved call sign of the applicant. Color - gold, the size - 22 cm.
You have to earn 15 points.

5. A plaque of pressed wood with a full-color image on an aluminum plate. Color - brushed metal, size - 20 x 15 cm.
You have to earn 17 points.

6. Decorative gift plate, rectangular. Color - Silver, size - 26 x 36 cm.
It is necessary to earn 20 or more points.

The sponsor asks winners of all awards except the paper diploma and pennant to inquire as to the proper fee. Contact: or to clarify cost.
Payment may be made by any means: through PAYPAL, YANDEX money, QIWI Wallet, IRC or post stamps. Production and delivery will be made from 7-10 days after payment is received.


Tks listing for UE25R



1 - 31 October 2015

GREECE                                                                                  Expedition to Chios SX8HOMER

Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two long epic poems in dactylic hexameter, which signify the beginning of European literature. The traditional dates for the composition of the epics are 750 BC. (Iliad) and 725 BC. (Odyssey). Much of the content of the Homeric epics appears to be consistent with the Aegean Late Bronze Age (12th c. BC.) the time of the Trojan War. Homer is also considered to be the legendary founder of the Homeridae, a guild of rhapsodes who might have composed oral poetry concerning the Mycenaean Age. Various traditions have survived purporting to give details of Homer's birthplace and background. The Iliad suggests a home on the east side of the Aegean Sea and the poet seems familiar with the area. The Ionic flavour of his mixed dialect suits the cities of Ionia on the other side of the Aegean Sea. Chios has the strongest claim to have been his birthplace. Until nowadays Daskalopetra ("The Teacher’s Rock") is allegedly where Homer is said to have taught his students in Chios.
 (Text taken from Expediton Website)

SX8HOMER is a Special Event station organized by Amateur Radio Club of Chios Island (SZ8XIO). They are offering an award for making at least 4 contacts with this station honoring the great Greek Homer.

1. BANDS: 40m,30m,20m,17m,15m,10m.
4. QSL INFORMATION: Direct to QSL Manager SV8GXQ include a self addressed envelope plus 2$ or bureau via SX8HOMER.
5. All qso's will be confirmed via bureau on 10 January 2016.
     Make at least 4 QSO’s on the 2015 expediton, on different bands or modes.
Example: 20m qso ssb + 20m qso bpsk31 + 15m qso bpsk31 + 15m qso ssb = Awarded
7. Award type: PDF or Printed.
8. QSL cards are not necessary.
9. Applications for this award may be made by email to Award Manager SV8FCU. Email for applications:
10. If you prefer a printed certificate mailed to you, the cost is $5. Otherwise it is free as a PDF document.


Tks 10/1/15

1 - 31 October 2015

HUNGARY                                                HA/HG ITU AWARD

The ITU Telecom World 2015 conference will be held in Budapest October 12 – 15, 2015. On this occasion MRASZ has organized a radio activity offering an award to honor this event. Special event stations will be active with the ITU suffix during the period of October 1 -31. For the contacts made with them, awards to be downloaded electronically are available if the below conditions are fulfilled.

REQUIREMENTS: To obtain the award only the call sign of the applicant shall be sent in an e-mail to the address.The diploma manager: Károly Szabó, HA8IB.
(K1BV Comment: Apparently, the Hungarian MRASZ is collecting digital log data from all participants, and will be able to verify the claimed contacts directly. Very nice.)

Bronze Category:
Contacts shall be made with 10 stations from the below list in CW, digital or SSB modes without band restrictions:

Silver Category:
Contacts shall be made with either all the HA or all the HG call prefix stations in the below list in CW, digital or SSB modes without band restrictions:



Gold Category:
Contacts shall be made with all the stations in the below list in CW, digital or SSB modes without band restrictions:


Tks DX FUN CLUSTER 10/1/15

1 - 25 October 2015

ITALY                                                                      DIPLOMA VENICE MARATHON 2015

The ARI "Brenta Riviera" of Camponogara, is offereing the "Diploma Venice Marathon" with the aim to encourage and promote amateur radio traditions of the Brenta River in the province of Venice. The Venice Marathon was the first Italian marathon recognized by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and included in the international calendar of the IAAF.  The first edition of the marathon was held on May 18th 1986. The race, even after so many years, continues to exert its charm with athletes rather than in the general public along with its 42 Km scenario of the Riviera del Brenta, distinguished by the numerous Venetian villas , and that of the world's most popular historic city, Venice.

1. Participation - Open to all OM and SWL of all over the world. To receive a diploma, contact or SWL to amateur stations belonging to ARI "Brenta Riviera" of Camponogara (VE). The station can 'be connected multiple times per day as long as there is at least change the mode or band.
2. Date - Starting at 00.01 UTC on 1 October 2015 at 24.00 UTC on Sunday, October 25, 2015.
3. Bands = All amateur bands HF (no WARC)
4. Emission modes - SSB and digital modes.
5. Score - 
     a. Stations belonging to the Section "Brenta Riviera" of Camponogara will call SSB: "CQ Venicemarathon2015" and on digital modes: "CQ VM2015" and then pass a serial number. Every station contacted (QSO / HRD) is worth 2 points in SSB; 3 points for digital modes.
     b. Station Special II3VEN = 10 points on any mode.
     c. Jolly station IQ3RW = 5 points on any mode.
6. Points Required:
     a. For OM and SWL Italians to qualify for the diploma you need to have collected at least 40 points.
     b. For OM and SWL and outside Europe in order to claim the Award is necessary to have collected 30 points.

7. Log - An extract of the log should list: Name, Name, address, date, time, serial number, frequency and mode.
8. The application should be in txt format. or Doc sent . by e-mail to:
9. All applications must be submitted no later than 15 November 2015.
10. Award Fee: - To receive the certificate (printed on parchment paper), you should send fee of 12.00 euros to cover expenses with payment by Postepay nr. 4023 6005 6181 1706 made out to: "I run 'Dario" IW3HUF (enclose copy of the payment sending the log).


Tks listing for IQ3RW.

1 - 10 October 2015

UKRAINE                            Anniversary of famous ham operator UT5CY       EM80CY

Special Event Call Sign EM80CY will be active from 1 to 10 October 2015 and commemorates the 80th anniversary of the birth of famed Ukranian ham operator UT5CY.
His son Anatoly is permitted to operate under a special call sign of EM80CY.
Operation of UT5CY's friends' stations will be marked by a special event diploma.
Additonal details at:

To obtain the award you must score at least 80 points.
Contact all radio hams of the Kharkiv region on all HF and VHF bands and modes CW, SSB, DIGI. Repeat QSOs on different bands or modes OK. Contacts using different types of digital communication are counted as just one contact.

a. each QSO with memorial radio EM80CY = 25 points;
b. each QSO with radio UY7LM = 15 points;
c. each QSO with radio stations UR5LJD, US4LBO, UR3LPM, UR2LM, UR2LR =10 points;
d. each QSO with the above radio stations on October 5, 2015 (the birthday of Anatoly Davidovich) the number of points are doubled in value.

Applications should be in an e-mail to the sponsor indicating the call sign, name, last name and home address of the applicant, accepted until 31 October 2015.
SWL certificate is issued under the same conditions, and should be taken both calls.
The Diploma is free, and it will be sent electronically. Operators who received the maximum number of points will be sent to paper certificates, and the applicant pays the postage.
Youth Club stations: the highest score will win a prize from Anatoly Anatoliyovych Poltavets, UY7LM.

Apply to Nazarenko Viktor Ivanovich, UR5LJD, E-mail: .
Additional information on E-mail:
Internet: for EM80CY

Tks listing EM80CY

10 October to 10 November 2015

ITALY                                                            88th Anniversary of Sezione Enrico Davanzo TRIESTE

The Award will be issued to OM/YL/SWLs from all over the world who request it, for completing the requirements. The duration of this Diploma is between the 10 September and 10 October 2015. All HF bands (including WARC) OK, and modes of CW, SSB, RTTY, and any other digital mode. 

Stations IQ3TS and Jolly (wild card) stations will give their report RS(T) and their related scoring points (3 or 5). Listen for Italian stations on SSB calling: "CQ 88th Anniversary of Trieste’s ARI section", and on CW/RTTY and DIGITAL, "Cq call/88".

a. contacts with "IQ3TS" = 3 points,
b. Special "Jolly" (Wild card) radio stations will operate alternately during this period which will be counted as 5 points. Jolly radio stations will alternate on air using their own nominative names, members of named sections will declare to be Jolly radio stations.
c. The same station can be contacted/listened several times a day, for all duration of the Diploma, but such contacts must be made on different modes, bands or days.

Minimum score for obtaining the Diploma is 70 points for Italian Stations, and 50 points for all Foreign Stations.

The Award is free of charge, and will be sent by e-mail in PDF/JPG format to all whom will request for it. No cards are needed. The requests should be sent to no later than 1 November 2015, with a log extract of contacts made as an attachment in any of the common formats: adi, adif, txt and/or excel. Do not "zip" compress the file.) The file log sent must include your e-mail address. and the following information: QSO, Sequence Number, Call-Sign, Date, Time, Radio Band, Mode, and RST. After having completed the check of all logs, a ranking of the participants’scores will be prepared, which will be published on the web page of TRIESTE A.R.I. SECTION, in the dedicated page to the Award (Diploma), at the website address: . The "Section A.R.I of Trieste" retains the right to modify the Diploma, and the "Terms and Conditions" in case it will be necessary, any changes will be communicated on their website.


Tks Ivo 9A1AA 9/11/15

October 16 to November 15, 2015

BELGIUM                                          The Canadian Liberation March OT4CLM

The suffix of this station stands for "Canadian Liberation March" in memory of the liberation of the town of Knokke, Belgium in November 1944 by the Canadian armed forces. Thousands of grateful marchers participate every year at this 33km long walk to remember those brave men.

A special award has been to honor this year’s anniversary. A free award, in the form of a digital file will be sent to any station making only one contact (or one SWL report) with this station.  Send an e-mail with contact details to Make sure your request contains the name and call sign you wish to be on the award.  The traditional mailing address, in case of any problems is: Radio Shack Oostkust Radioclub, 't Walletje 50 C, Knokke-Heist, WV B-8300, Belgium. The QSL route is via ON3AIM.

Tks K1BV Research 9/28/15



15 February to 27 March 2016

USA/CANADA                                                        Worked All NCDXA "RST" Stations: Special Event from KL7, VY1 and VE8

Members of the North Country DX Association (NCDXA) will be active in February and March 2016 from several different locations in Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories using the call signs of KL7RST, VY1RST and VE8RST to further promote Amateur Radio up north.  Make contacts with these stations using all modes 6-160 meters and WARC bands are permissible. SWLs OK.  The object is to work or log (SWL) as many NCDXA "RST" stations as you can from their different locations. Work/log each "RST" station only once per their QTH/band and mode. The sponsor intends to have stations on from Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Anchorage, Fairbanks, and many other cities. QSL manager is K7ICE.

Optional full color certificates are also available (email for details) for working/hearing any of the "RST" stations.

SPECIAL EVENT DATE: February 15 (0000Z) through March 27 (2359Z)
NCDXA "RST" stations send signal report and QTH (ie- 5x7 Anchorage, 5x9 Whitehorse etc.). Receiving stations send signal report and state, province or country.
Beautiful full color certificates are available for working/logging as follows:'
any NCDXA "RST" station,
any KL7RST, VY1RST or VE8RST, but must work one of each
for those more competitive (keep in mind the scoring is for certificate levels and this is not a contest), a highest score category.

Scoring examples:
K7QRM works KL7RST in Anchorage on 10m SSB, 10m CW, 15m SSB and 40m CW for his Anchorage total of 4 points.
K7QRM works KL7RST at Matanuska Glacier on 10m SSB and 12m SSB for his Matanuska Glacier total of 2 points.
K7QRM also works VY1RST in Whitehorse on 10 SSB, 15m digital, 40m CW and 30m CW for 4 points.
K7QRM also works VE8RST in Yellowknife on 10m SSB and 20m SSB for a total of 2 points. K7QRM also works VE8RST in Hay River on 10m SSB for 1 point total.

K7QRM’s grand total points are the city QSO sum of 13 points.

Handwritten or PC generated certificate applications are acceptable. First, 2nd, 3rd etc. places will be awarded. Certificate deadline is May 15, 2016.

As a bonus, pending snow depth and weather, we may also have KL7RST and VY1RST on together from the border of Alaska and the Yukon on the Alaska Highway. A special QSL and certificate will be available for the border op. Thanks in advance for your DX spots!

Tks John, KL7JR  9/28/15