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
1 May 2016 31 December 2016 Russia Diploma Soldiers of Victory X 5/21/16
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
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
25 June 2016 31 December 2016 Romania 10th Anniversary of the SILVER FOX Radio Association X YO3JW 7/13/16
20 September 2016 25 December 2016 England 950th Anniversary of the Norman Invasion of England X SP9JPA Blog 9/23/16
1 October 2016 31 December 2016 Italy 70th Anniversary A.R.I. Bologna Award X 11/17/16
15 October 2016 31 December 2016 Germany EUDXF30 Award X DX Fun 10/18/16
1 November 2016 31 December 2016 Greece Anniversary of Radio Amateur Union of North Aegean ( SX25LSV) X 11/9/16
1 December 2016 31 December 2016 Kazakhstan 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Kazakhstan X 12/14/16
1 December 2016 18 December 2016 Spain 40th Anniversary Founding of Radio Club Lliria X EA5RCL 10/25/16
1 December 2016 31 December 2016 Romania Santa Claus Award for 2016 ( YP9XMAS) X 11-9-16
1 December 2016 20 December 2016 Russia Tatarstan Christmas X 11/28/16
1 December 2016 31 December 2016 Finland The Hard Working Twelve Elves Christmas Award X 12/4/16
1 December 2016 29 December 2016 Italy City of Mantova - Italian Capital of Culture 2016 X DXFUN Cluster 12/4/16
1 December 2016 31 December 2016 Belgium The December YOTA Month 2016 X 12/4/16
6 December 2016 2 January 2017 Netherlands Christmas 2016 Special Call Signs Award X 12/13/16
28 December 2016 24 January 2017 England Denby Dales New Year Award X 1/5/17


Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source  Added
1 January 2017 16 January 2017 Poland The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity ( GOCC ) X SP2FAP 1/12/16
1 January 2017 9 April 2017 Canada The VIMY Ridge Award X 1/6/17
1 January 2017 31 March 2017 Belgium 10th Anniversary of the Belgian SOTA Award X ON4CAS 1/4/17
1 January 2017
1 May 2017
10 January 2017
10 May 2017
Russia Digital Activity Days RDRC "01-10" X K1BV Research 12/4/16
9 January 2017 15 January 2017 Russia Diploma: Taming of the Fire X LZ1ZF 1/6/17
12 January 2017 22 January 2017 Poland Wroclaw: European Capital of Culture ( HF6ESK ) X ON4CAS 1/13/17
12 January 2017 22 January 2017 Italy 1st Trophy Medieval Villages X IW3HV 12/24/16
1 February 2017 30 March 2017 Russia Fridtjof Nansen Plaque   OH3GZ 8/28/16
1 March 2017 31 March 2017 USA/Canada 2017 RST Special Event X OPDX Bulletin #1283 9/23/16
1 April 2017 30 April 2017 Italy 20th Anniversary of the Mediterranian DX Club ( MDXC ) X DXFun 12/23/2016
23 July 2017 29 July 2017 Hungary 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival ( HG17EYOF) X 12/23/16


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.

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 QSO’s 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

28 May to 31 December 2016

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

The União de Radioamadores dos Açores 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.

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 QSO’s to be made..............25.................................................15
Include QSO’s with number of
different oblasts of Ukraine.......................10.................................................5
Include QSO’s 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 Kyivs’ka 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 QSO’s 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 it’s 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

20 September to 25 December 2016

ENGLAND                        950th Anniversary of the Norman Invasion of England

The Phoenix Amateur Radio Club (PARC), developers of several awards plans to be on air using special event call signs of MX0PHX & MX0YHA to commemorate the Battle of Fulford, the Battle of Stamford Bridge, and the Battle of Hastings, and the coronation of William of Normandy as King of England.

Look for MX0PHX and MX0YHA on the activity dates (subject to band conditions) which are:
20 - 23 September - Battle of Fulford overlapping with Stamford (see below)
23 - 26 September - Battle of Stamford Bridge
14 - 16 October - Battle of Hastings
25 December - Coronation of William of Normandy

Award Requirements: One contact with either call sign MX0PHX and/or MX0YHA made any time up to 27 December 2016.

Planned operations will use 40m, 20m 17m, whenever band conditions permit.
On air activities may also take place on other dates & bands if unstable conditions make this necessary.
A Special high resosution (self-service using your printer) Commemorative Certificate is available to download: You may choose either of these images: 
     Large - 2400 x 1440
     Supersize - 4000 x 2400 (this is VERY LARGE)
For information about downloading and printing EeZee QSLs and Certificates please see the page listed below.

E-mail: and

Tks SP9JPA Blog 9/22/16

1 October to 31 December 2016

Italy                                                       70th Anniversary A.R.I. Bologna award

The A.R.I. Dept. of Bologna was founded April 24, 1946 by I1SN Marino Miceli. To celebrate this 70th anniversary of the founding of the ARI section, the club offers a commemorative Award.

1. Date: Start 00.00 UTC October 1st, 2016 to 24.00 UTC December 31st , 2016.
2. Participants : Amateurs and SWLs OK.
3. Bands: all HF bands , excluding WARC
4. Modes : SSB, CW and Digital.

Earning the award :
During the three months, the following stations will activate the following special calls :
II4LXX - 70° anniversary (QSL manager : IZ4FUE)
II4BBE - in memory of I4BBE (QSL manager : IZ4FUE)
IQ4BQ - club station call (QSL manager : IZ4FUE)

These special calls must be worked or heard at least once per month for each period of the award validity. The score should be 9 QSO or SWL.

Send your award request no later than March 30, 2017 by e-mail and make sure all QSO information is provided. You will receive the free award in .pdf format from club the following address :


October 15 to December 31, 2016

GERMANY                                    EUDXF30 Award

The European DX Foundation is the first and only all European Foundation created to support DX activities. Their long term goal is to support DXers and expeditions (e.g. financial support, printing of QSL-cards) to allow the DX-community in Europe a fair share in their work. We also supply equipment to those in rare countries who cannot afford their own.  This award celebrates the 30th anniversary of the European DX Foundation and the EUDXF introduces the "EUDXF 30" award.
This award can be obtained by making connections with the various 30EUDXF station active from a number of countries until the end of the year 2016.

The award is available in 4 different classes:
Bronze: 10 QSO’s with at least 3 different countries
Silver: 15 QSO’s with at least 5 different stations
Gold: 20 QSO’s with at least 8 different stations
Platinum: 30 QSO’s with all 12 different stations  
  (At least one QSO should be made with every 30EUDXF station activated in 2016.)

Working the same station on the same band in the same mode is considered a duplicate QSO and will not count for the award. Any other combination counts as a valid QSO.

The award will be available for free in an electronic form. A printed award will be made available against cost of 10 Euro/Dollar.

Valid stations for the award: (as of 17 October) are DL30EUF – HA30EUDXF – OE30EUDXF – PA30EUDXF – PB30EUDXF – PC30EUDXF – PD30EUDXF – PE30EUDXF – PF30EUDXF – PG30EUDXF – PH30EUDXF – PI30EUDXF

Send a log extract by e-mail to PA1AW, the award manager. Include call sign, date, time, band and mode of the contacts you have worked to earn the award. The awards will be issued in early 2017.


20 October to 30 November 2016

ITALY 200th Anniversary of the death of Giovanni Paisiello

Giovanni Paisiello was born in Taranto (1740-1816) and was educated in Jesuit schools. He became known for his beautiful singing voice and in 1754 was sent to the Conservatorio di S. Onofrio at Naples, where he studied under Francesco Durante, and eventually became assistant master. For the theatre of the Conservatorio, which he left in 1763, he wrote some intermezzi, one of which attracted so much notice that he was invited to write two operas, La Pupilla and Il Mondo al Rovescio, for Bologna, and a third, Il Marchese di Tidipano, for Rome.

His reputation now firmly established, he settled for some years at Naples, where, despite the popularity of Niccolò Piccinni, Domenico Cimarosa and Pietro Guglielmi, of whose triumphs he was bitterly jealous, he produced a series of highly successful operas, one of which, L'ldolo cinese, made a deep impression upon the Neapolitan public.


This award commemorates the 200th anniversary of Paisiello’s death in 1816. Special Event Station II7WAVE will be active during the period 20 October to 30 November 2016. II7WAVE is a Special Call Sign remembering the 200th date of his death.

Award Requirements:
Bronze Award 3 contacts worked on different bands.
Silver Award 5 contacts worked on different bands.
Gold Award 8 contacts worked on different bands.
Platinum Award for contacts made on all HF bands.

Apply for the award by sending your LOG extract to IK7HTB via email to .
A PDF image of the award will be sent to you in return and NO change. If you require that a printed award be physically mailed to you, the cost will be 10€. Send to
In you prefer a paper Award the award fee is 10 euros sent by PAYPAL. The form to do this is: .


Tks DX Fun 10/14/16


29 October to 6 November 2016

ITALY                              "50th Anniversary after the Tuscan Flood - November 4, 1966"

Sponsored by the ARI Tuscany Regional Committee, on the 50th anniversary of the Tuscan flood of 1966.
1. Participation: Open to all OM and SWL.
2. Period: From 00:00 UTC on 29 October 2016 at 23:59 UTC on November 6, 2016.
3. Bands: All
HF amateur bands allowed: 160-80-40-20-15-10 meters (excluding WARC and QSO via repeaters).
4. Modes: SSB - CW - ALL DIGITAL MODES to conform with rules of your country’s Band Plan.
5. Make contacts with the following stations:
     a. -The special event station II5ALL;
     b. club stations belonging to ARI Clubs of localities which were affected by the flood on November 4, 1966 and are included in the following list:
                  Firenze IQ5FI       Empoli IQ5EM Grosseto     IQ5GR Pisa                IQ5PJ Pontassieve IQ5HC
                  Pontedera IQ5DY Santa Maria a Monte          IQ5QD Scandicci       IQ5BL Versilia IQ5VR Vinci IQ5LV
     c. the OM ACTIVATORS which are stations belonging to ARI: Empoli, Firenze, Grosseto, Pisa, Pontassieve, Pontedera, Santa Maria a Monte, Scandicci, Versilia, Vinci

Each station can be contacted more times throughout the duration of the diploma but only once a day (regardless of the emission mode).

a. each contact with the special call II5ALL = 25 points;
b. contact with any one of the clubstation (IQ prefix stations) of the participating sections Diploma = 10 points
c. contact with the stations of the OM "Activators" belonging to ARI sections participants = 5 points.

The total score will be the sum of the points from valid qso.
The stations noted above which are participating in giving award contacts are required to upload their logs to the award sponsor to help verify QSOs claimed by stations seeking the award.

Points Required to earn the award:
     Italian stations need 100 points.
     Europeans need 50 points.
     All others need 50 points.
     SWLs may earn the award on the same basis as transmitting stations.

The personalized diploma for each participant will be available on the website in electronic form (PDF) and can be downloaded for free. For those who want a paper award mailed to them, the contribution is 10 Euro or $US15 to cover expenses to be paid by bank transfer or PayPal account, following instructions will be given on the official website: .

Tks Stefano IK5TBK 9/29/16

1 November to 31 December 2016

GREECE                                      25th Anniversary of the Radio Amateur Union of North Aegean ( SX25LSV )

The Radio Amateur Union of North Aegean (SZ8LSV) is the ham radio club of Lesvos island in Greece, established in 1991. Lesvos Island is located at the North East of the Aegean Sea. This year (2016) they celebrate their 25th Anniversary with the special call : SX25LSV.  The club members will use this call throughout the Bands from 1 November 2016 till 31 December 2016, and they will make as many QSO’s they can. Look out for SX25LSV, make QSO’s on as many bands and you will receive a commemorative award.

The Bands that will be activated are : 160-80-40-20-17-15-12-10 meters, SSB and DIGITAL modes.

Requirements are shown below, different combinations with the SX25LSV and SZ8LSV. Note: all contacts may be made on and band or mode

Combination 1: European Stations

QSOs with SX25LSV = 5 5

QSOs with SZ8LSV = 1

Combination 2: Outside of Europe

QSOs with SX25LSV = 4

QSOs with SZ8LSV = 1

Combination 3: European stations:

QSOs with SX25LSV = 5


Combination 4: Outside of Europe:

QSOs with SX25LSV = 4


Combination 5: European stations:

QSOs with SX25LSV = 3


Combination 6: Outside of Europe:

QSOs with SX25LSV = 2


Look for the special event stations on all the bands. Contact SX25LSV and SZ8LSV, and make as many QSO as you can in different Bands and modes !



Tks 11/7/16

1 - 31 December 2016

KAZAKHSTAN                                                  25th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan federation of radio and amateur radio, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan and shall be issued to radio amateurs (observers) around the world. To obtain the diploma it is necessary during the period from 1 to December 31, 2016 to make at least 25 contacts or SWL with amateur radio stations using the UP25 prefix. Repeat contacts (observations) are permitted if made on different bands or one band or using different modes: CW, PHONE, DIGI (all digital forms of communication are counted as one kind).

The diploma is free, and will be issued electronically through the HAMLOG.RU site and is suitable for self-quality printing. SWL diploma is issued for SWL reports on similar terms on the basis of the extract from the log. The application of the operator should be added to a text file in Word format (preferably) using the e-mail address of: . Questions to the sponsor may be made using the same address.

During any special days of activity, a special prize will be provided to the three amateur stations, who make the greatest number of QSO with stations using the UP25 prefix.



1 - 31 December 2016

ROMANIA                                                     Santa Claus Award for 2016 ( YP9XMAS )

Every year, during the month of December, Santa travels around the world trying to know each one's wish for Christmas. Sometimes during his travels Santa comes to rest a while in Eastern Europe. When he is doing this, you can hear him calling on frequencies with his special call sign of YP9XMAS. If you can hear this callsign, give Santa a call and make a friendly QSO with the jolly man himself?  Santa Claus will be active on all HF bands, during the whole month of December. An electronic award will be issued for stations who has worked him on at least 3 different bands,  MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Make your contacts on 3 different bands and send an e-mail to the award custodian: and in turn YO9FNP will send a happy Christmas certificate to you.


Tks 11/7/16

1 - 18 December 2016

SPAIN                             Diploma 40th Anniversary of the Founding of Radio Club Lliria

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1976, the radio club Llíria invites all officially licensed radio amateurs to participate in this diploma, which will be held on the following basis.

1. December 1 (00:00 UTC) to December 18 (24:00 UTC)
2. Bands and modes - All bands and modes, excluding WARC (12, 17 and 30m)
3. 13 special stations, with the prefix ED will be on the air to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of radio club Llíria. Each station will grant a letter or number of the phrase "40 Años Radioclub lliria" (0, 4, a, b, c, d, i, l, ñ, o, r, s, u).
4. The ED5RCL station will serve as a wild card and can be used to cover the lack of some of the letters. You can contact only once per band and day, regardless of mode.
5. The other special stations may be contacted once per band and mode day. (May be contacted the same day in the same band, but using a different mode).
6. Special stations will be active on all HF bands and all modes (SSB, CW and digital).
7. Diplomas - may be earned by completing the phrase "40 años radioclub lliria" (repeated letters in the text are only necessary to contact once).
8. All Diplomas indicate the name and the indication of the applicant.
9. The diplomas will be sent in PDF format to your e-mail address as specified in the request (please check that your e-mail address is correct before sending it).
10. Application - submit your list of stations received to the address until December 20, 2016 and the Diploma will be sent via email after checking it.
11. If a participant wishes to receive his diploma printed on high quality paper, you can request this in your application. The cost for a single copy is € 8, which includes mailing to you.

E-mail (sponsor):
E-mail (applying for award)

Tks EA5RCL 10/20/16

1 - 20 December 2016

RUSSIA                                    Tatarstan Christmas

To receive an electronic diploma for this seasonal award honoring Christmas, it is sufficient from 1 to 20 December 2016 to make at least one contact with a radio operator of the young collective youth radio station in Tatarstan (at least 18 years old) using any kind of mode and on all bands. Apply on or before December 25, 2016 by sending an application using any format to the diploma manager at the address of: . The application should list the specifies the call sign of the applicant, his email address and the radio data of band, mode and signal reports exchanged. Young operators of Tatarstan can receive the award for making at least ten QSOs.

Here are the call signs of youth collective/club stations of the Republic of Tatarstan:
RZ4PXO of Aznakaevo "airfield"
RY4PAA Chistopol "Palace of Children aYouth"
RZ4PXP Nizhnekamsk School
RZ4PA Kazan College
RZ4PU Kazan Kazan Federal University
R4PT g. Bolgar "Children's Art House"
RG4P g. Kazan school

We invite all radio amateurs to support the activity of the young operators.


1 - 31 December 2016

FINLAND                                                The Hard Working Twelve Elves Christmas Award


As for many years Santa is now setting up for his world tour – including Amateur Radio -- and will provide your family an added pleasure for this Christmas. The exciting news is that for the first time in the history of OF9X, Old-Father-Nine-Christmas, the elves will step forward so that you can get to know them and their part in the Christmas scene. And better yet, you can make an effort to find them together with your young ones whether within your family or in your immediate neighborhood,

There are twelve elves operating OF9X and they indicate themselves with the 3-letter identity thus your maximum elf-multiplier can be twelve (12).

Point Values:
a. Try to work them on all amateur bands and modes (CW/SSB/DIGI from 630m to 70 cm) and each QSO would give you a one-point
b. If you are outside of Europe your points are doubled (2).
c. Summing up the QSO points and multiplying them with contacted number of elves makes your Frozen Santa Bag, the final score.
d. Only 2016 QSOs are valid for the Bag. If you miss the elf identity for whatever reason no problem as you can send your QSO listing to Santa HQ and these elves would count them for you.
e. ( ); you can also look for your QSOs at the Club Log and each slot may illustrate the elf you had contacted.

List of Elves!: Arto, OH2KW (ART); Arttu, OH2FB (ATU); Jyri, OH2KM (JYR); Martti, OH2BH (MAR); Niko, OH2GEK (NIK); Pauli, OH5BQ (PAU); Pekka, OH2TA (PEK); Pertti, OH2BEE (PER); Raimo, OH2BCI (RAI); Tom, OH6VDA (TOM); Pertti, OH2PM (SIM) and Erik, OH2LAK (LAK)

Points needed:
Your efforts will be rewarded by Santa Awards with the following categories:
A: SKC- Award (Santa is King of Christmas); minimum of 50 points
B: WMC - Award (Warm and Memorable Christmas); minimum of 35 points
C: RNS -Award (Remember those Red Nose Elves); minimum of 20 points

The full-color awards will be sent by e-mail if you send your log and your point calculation to by January 05, 2017 – please also include the name to be printed on the award and the e-mail address the awards should be sent to. High scoring stations with their children in each continent will be offered an opportunity to have a two-way conversation with true and live Santa during the Christmas week. More details on this will be presented at OF9X where Santa video/audio screening will take place. May this Christmas be a good one for all children of the world.

Tks entry for OF9X 12/4/16

1 - 29 December 2016

ITALY                                              City of Mantova - Italian Capital of Culture 2016

The award honors the nomination of the city of Mantova as "Italian Capital of Culture 2016 ". Club station IQ2MM, ARI Mantova has organized this diploma.  The diploma can be obtained by all radio amateurs including SWL. Contacts or SWL can be made on all bands and all modes. All bands and modes OK, (excluding contacts via repeaters, internet other similar ways) during the period from 12/01/2016 to 29/12/2016.

Earn points by contacting all stations belonging exclusively Section ARI of Mantua. The list of members valid for the award is available at: .

Point Values:  All HF bands. There is just one mixed category (CW, SSB, RTTY),. A minimum of 25 points is needed.

Each contact / SWL to an club member participant in ARI's award Mantova is worth 1 point, a SWL operator listening with IQ2MM station is worth 5 points. Station participants can be contacted only once per mode and only once per band. The same station can be contacted more times on the same band only with different emission modes. (At the discretion of the Mantova station, contacts may be made on the same mode, but different bands.)

Note: The IQ2MM station will be activated only in the days Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It is not permitted to request the participating stations to change band and / or method of release.

Applying for the award: 
To request a diploma in electronic format is necessary to send the extract of the log (using the form available at the following address via e-mail: .
You can apply for the Award electronically and will be sent to you via e-mail and if you want to receive a printed version on paper, the extra charge for postage will cost 5 euro for sending by mail. All participants will otherwise be sent an electronic participation form.


Tks DXFUN Cluster 12/3/16

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1 - 31 December 2016

BELGIUM                                                 The December YOTA Month 2016

This year 114 Youngsters from 29 countries in IARU Region 1 and even one country from IARU Region 2 will gather in Wagrain, Austria. We will meet each other, talk about our hobby and most of all have fun. The Youngsters on the Air will be active again during the entire month of December. The idea for this event is to introduce the amateur radio hobby to young persons and to encourage them to be active on the amateur radio waves.

Requirement: you have to contact at least 5 different of the YOTA atations listed on this page.

1. Awards can be requested by radio amateurs and SWL's.
2. Only QSOs made in month of December 2016 can be used to apply for the awards.
3. All bands and all modes are valid.
4. Awards are free, they will be electronically distributed.

In total there are 4 awards to achieve:
1. Bronze : 5 work YOTA stations
2. Silver : 10 work YOTA stations
3. Gold: 15 work YOTA stations
4. Platinum: 25 work YOTA stations

List of YOTA stations expected to be active:




(QSLs will be handled via Club Log's OQRS.)

At any time, you may use the following web page to determine if you are eligible for the award. You just enter your call sign and click search. The URL is: You may download the certificate at no charge, though a request for a voluntary contribution will be made.


Tks 12/4/16

6 December 2016 to 2 January 2017

Netherlands                                                    Christmas 2016 Special Call Signs Award

Make one contact with each of the special event stations celebrating Christmas 2016.
PA16XMAS: QSL manager PA1AW
PB16XMAS: QSL manager PA1AW
PC16XMAS: QSL info via PD9Z
PD16XMAS: QSL info via PD7DX

There are two groups of Dutch sponsors working together to offer this award, so if you want the QSL, make sure that you send your card to the correct QSL managers which are shown above.

When you have met the QSO requirement, go to and click on the AWARD link to see if their system shows you have done this, and you can download your own copy of the XMAS Award. There are no fees or requirements other than making at least one QSO with each of the four stations.


Tks 12/13/16

28 December to 24 January l2017

ENGLAND                                                     Denby Dales New Year Award

The Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society members will be celebrating the New Year 2017 with a series of special event stations.

CALL      Operator  Home Call          WAB

GB0HNY Brian      G0BFJ            SE11 IO93CP
GB1HNY Darran   G0BWB          SE11 IO93CO
GB2HNY Richard  M0RBG         SE11 IO93CP
GB4HNY David      G4CLI           SE21 IO93EP
GB5HNY Barry      G4TML         SE11 IO93CP
GB6HNY Brian      M0GDJ         SE11 IO93CQ
GB8HNY David     M0RIU          SE12 IO93CQ
YP2017HNY Horia M0IMD           ----------

All of the stations participating in the event are being operated by members of Denby Dale ARS from 28th December 2016 until 24th January 2017 and while they will not be issuing any QSL cards you can claim a special commemorative certificate for working any 5 stations shown above by sending your list of contacts via email only to Darran G0BWB: . The group would kindly request a small donation of £3.00 which will go towards club funds and payment will be via PayPal/cheque with full details on GB1HNY page.

To claim the award, please email G0BWB with details of the contacts. He will send you a payPal request then email you a PDF document. British stations may prefer to send a cheque made out to "Denby Dale ARS" to Darran Chappell. 49 Midway, South Crosland HD4 7DA, England.

Please do not send Paper QSL cards, G0BWBI will QSL Via eqsl and LOTW.


Tks 1/5/17


1 - 16 January 2017

POLAND The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity ( GOCC )

The Christmas Charity group, sponsored by eMK QTC (the Polish Radio Amateurs Journal" in Poland is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary by offering a free eAward (PDF). Earn the diploma for making at least 25 points by making contacts with stations operating for this cause, as follows:

Special Event Station                   Point Value
HF25FIN                                                 5
HF25FIN on January 15th                    15
The same station may be worked on different bands or modes for award credit.

A list of required QSOs containing contact information must be sent within 7 days to: .

There is no charge for the eAward, but voluntary contributions to support their programs would be welcomed if sent by PayPal to: .

Tks to SP2FAP


January 1 to April 9, 2017

CANADA                                             The VIMY Ridge Award

The Vimy Ridge, a WWI battle site, is an escarpment 7 km in length and rising 60 m. above the adjacent Douai Plains in the north east corner of France. This was part of the "Western Front", the main theater of battle in WWI which stretched from the North Sea to the Swiss border at the south end. Vimy Ridge, despite its small size, was of huge strategic importance. It commanded a great field of fire and blocked advances up the adjacent broad valleys towards important mining and industrial sites visible from the ridge. Occupied by German forces after 1914, attempts by the French and British forces to take the Ridge had repeatedly failed with casualties numbering in the hundreds of thousands.

In April of 1917, four Canadian Divisions, fighting as a unified force, using new tactics derived from the recent Battle of the Somme, captured the main part of the Ridge on the first day of combat and completely occupied the entire ground in four days. Vimy Ridge remained in Allied hands for the rest of the war and served as the base for the wireless operations of the Canadian Corps of Signals. The Vimy success was welcome news to war-weary Canada and it stirred a new sense of nationhood that some historians describe as the "moment when Canada leapt in spirit from colony to nation"

Portable operations are scheduled as follows:
January 1 to March 30, 2017 (one week for each Province and Territory)
The suffix for province/territory will be shown as /VE1, /VE2, etc.

Fixed Operations at the Canadian Monument Park:
April 1 to April 9, 2017
No suffix to be used at this location.

Award Certificates (PDF) are available based upon the number of contacts with portable operations: VO1,/VO2,/VE1,/VE2,/VE3,/VE4,/VE5,/VE6,/VE7,/VE8,/VE9,/VY0,/VY1,/VY2.
Logs from the portable operations will be uploaded to HA2NA and your award status may be checked and awards requested at

Certificate levels are related to the Vimy Ridge attack objective lines. Each line was an objective where the attack regrouped and continued. The Pimple was the final objective captured. A poppy will be added for contact with the operation at Vimy Ridge in France..

Certificate        # of Operations
Black Line                    3
Red Line                       5
Blue Line                      7
Brown Line                  10
The Pimple                  13

Certificate Procedure: You may check your progress in contacting the station from each province and territory. Go to: . Enter your call sign and a display will show contacts they have in their record for you. When you have made all the contacts you are going to make, and wish for the certificate, send an e-mail to: at Make sure you give the name you want to appear on the award, and a digital award will be sent to you thereafter.

Internet (Home Page):
Internet: (Award Rules):
Internet: (Your status page): 

(Yes, I know the word SATUS in the last URL should have been STATUS). 


1 - 10 January 2017
1 - 10 May 2017

RUSSIA                             Digital Activity Days RDRC "01-10"

Sponsored by the Russian Digital Radio Clubb twice each year to encourage the development and practical usage of digital communication and development of software for various digital modes.

Licensed radio amateurs and Short Wave Listeners are invited to participate, including amateur club radio stations with official callsigns issued by the territorial administrations of communication, and in the case of radio observers (SWL) - issued by the authorities of the official national Amateur Radio Union.

Date and Time: Digital Activity Days "01-10" are held annually in January and May in the following periods:
- from 00:00 UTC on January, 1st till 23:59 UTC on January, 10th;
- from 00:00 UTC on May, 1st till 23:59 UTC on May, 10th.

Types of modes:
The contacts made by the following 15 digital modes are accepted: CONTESTIA, DOMINO, HELL, JT65, JT9, MFSK, MT63, OLIVIA, PSK, ROS, RTTY, SIM-PSK, SSTV, THOR, THROB.
Bands and recommended frequencies (this is a large table available on their web site, address shown at bottom of this article.) Radio contacts set on nine bands are counted: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10 meters.

Some of the MANY digital modes that are recognized and may be encountered are as follows:
(See the actual website below to see where activity is likely to be found. )

MT63-500 OLIVIA8/250

General rules:  Duplicate radio contacts (SWL) can be conducted by different digital modes as on one band as well as on other bands. Spots in the Web cluster are welcomed. Contacts may be held by appointment (sked). We recommend schedules to use narrow-band protocols. Other digital contests may take place during Days of Activity, therefore we ask participants not to occupy for ordinary QSO those frequencies where other contesters are active. The radio contacts conducted in digital contests during Digital Activity Days are also counted for the participants.

For the contacts in the seldom-used digital modes the following schedule is suggested for the 10 days of January and May activity. This calendar is advisory in nature.
01.01 and 01.05.2016 - HELL and SSTV
02.01 and 02.05.2016 - MFSK
03.01 and 03.05.2016 - OLIVIA
04.01 and 04.05.2016 - MT63
05.01 and 05.05.2016 - JT9 and ROS
06.01 and 06.05.2016 - THOR
07.01 and 07.05.2016 - SIM-PSK
08.01 and 08.05.2016 - CONTESTIA
09.01 and 09.05.2016 - THROB
10.01 and 10.05.2016 - DOMINO

The calendar recommendations are not required for other, the more popular types of Digi modes: RTTY, PSK, JT65.

Recommended software: We recommend to use a multi-mode programs, such as MultiPSK, MixW, Flgidi and others, as well as programs for some Digi modes. Many programs can bo downloaded on the club website in the "Archive of programs for radio digital modes".

Log Instructions:
The participants of Digital Activity Days "01-10" must send their Logbooks for the periods of Days of Activity in format of ADIF file to the e-mail 01-10(at)
- for the period from 00:00 UTC of January, 1 to 23:59 UTC of January, 10 until January, 20;
- for the period from 00:00 UTC of May, 1 to 23:59 UTC of May, 10 untill May, 20.
In the "Subject" line, as well as in the title of ADIF-file you must specify your callsign.

On results of January and May Digital Activity Days tables of participants are published with the indication of quantity worked QSO in each digital mode. Are summed up the first Digital Activity Days 2015, see more information: Digital Activity Days RDRC. Results for a year are brought in addition in May and the table of all participants with the general results for current year is published.

Diplomas in electronic form will be reawarded with all participants of Digital Activity Days who would work at least 5 digital modes with 10 QSOs (SWL) in each of them.
The diploma will be awarded annually in May all those who will take part in any of the periods or Days in both periods of Activity.

The total number of QSOs for Days of Activity will be included in Diplomas as well as all modes by which these QSOs have been conducted. Numbering of diplomas will begin with those participants who have conducted QSOs with the most quantity of digital modes.

E-mail: 01-10(at) (remove parenthesis to use the address. Spam prevention.)

Tks K1BV Research 12/4/16

9 -15 January 2017

RUSSIA                                      Diploma Taming of the Fire


Sponsored by the the International HAM aviators club "Fifth Ocean" on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the birth of Sergey Pavlovich Korolev during the period 09 January 2017 till 15 January 2017.

Background: Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov, (1907 –1966) was the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer during the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s. He is considered by many as the father of practical astronautics. His greatest strengths proved to be in design integration, organization and strategic planning. He became a recognized rocket designer and a key figure in the development of the Soviet Intercontinental ballistic missile program. He was then appointed to lead the Soviet space program and made a Member of Soviet Academy of Sciences, overseeing the early successes of the Sputnik and Vostok projects including the first human Earth orbit mission by Yuri Alexeevich Gagarin on 12 April 1961. Korolev's unexpected death in 1966 interrupted implementation of his plans for a Soviet manned Moon landing before the United States 1969 mission.

Requirements: To obtain the Diploma you need to earn at least 110 points. The point values are:
1. QSO with Fifth Ocean member working /AM = 10 points.
2. QSO with Fifth Ocean members in honor = 10 points.
3. QSO with Fifth Ocean members worked on CW mode = 7 points.
4. QSO with Fifth Ocean members worked on Digital modes = 5 points.
5. QSO with Fifth Ocean members worked on SSB = 3 points.   
5. QSO with AFARU members = 2 points (regardless of the mode).

Special Multipliers/Points:
1. For contacts made on 160M band add 5 points more.
2. During the days of activity 09 – 15 January 2017 points for QSO's established with members of The Fifth Ocean Club are doubled.
3. QSO with the same station counts only if made on different modes and different bands.
4. Only QSO's established in the period 9 January 2017 – 31 December 2017 will count.  Error/corrected 1/11/17

Official List of the members of The International HAM aviators club are published here: Members in honor status are mentioned with red star.
Receiving the award: You can download an electronic version of the award free of charge from this URL:
Internet (member list )

Tks George LZ1ZF (Thanks for the FB translation).


1 January to 31 March 2017

BELGIUM                                                       10th Anniversary of the Belgian SOTA Award

On the 1st of July 2007 the ON SOTA association was started by Johan ON5EX. In 2017, 10 years later, the ON association will be celebrating its anniversary with 3 special awards.

10 years ON association celebration chaser award:  for those who have chased and contacted at least 10 different ON SOTA summits in 2017
10 years ON association celebration activator award
: for those who have activated at least 10 different ON SOTA summits in 2017
10 years ON association celebration complete award
: for those who have activated AND chased at least 10 different pairs of ON SOTA summits in 2017.

The award will be available in electronic format only (PDF-file) and will be completely free of charge.  To request one of more of these awards, simply send an e-mail to the ON association manager Peter Preud’homme ON4UP via and include a list of chased and/or activated dates of your ON summits.  All applications should be made no later than: The latest date a reward can be requested is the 31st of March 2018.


Tks ON4CAS 12/28/16

12 - 22 January 2017

Poland Wroclaw: European Capital of Culture ( HF6ESK )

HF6ESK is a special event station created on the occasion of designating the city of Wroclaw as a European Capital of Culture in 2016. The event organizer is the Lower Silesian Polish Amateur Radio Union. This station will operate between 12 January and 22 January 2017.

Certificates in electronic version will be available for every station making contacts with HF6ESK as following:
a. 5 QSO for all SP stations
b. 3 QSO for all European stations
c. 2 QSO for all stations outside Europe
d. To earn a certificate, each QSO with HF6ESK must to be completed in different day
e. Certificates will be available in the following categories: CW/PHONE/DIGI/MIX
f. SWL's may send their application with log extracts to

You can download the certificate from the following website (available after 22 January) .

Short Background of the European Capital of Culture 2016 event

Wroclaw (Poland) and San Sebastain (Spain) have been granted the title of the European Capital of Culture 2016. The event program was prepared by prof. hab. Adam Chmielewski from University of Wroclaw.

The eight curators were designated to tell about the culture. Each of them was responsible for a different area including architecture, film, literature, music, visual arts, theatre, performance and opera.

The "Awakening" ceremony was opened the ECC on 15th January 2016 with a parade march heading towards town center square. Red and white colors have dominated the entire city. There was lots of fun and positive atmosphere.

Over 1000 cultural events have taken pace in 2016 and 400 projects have been realised including such titles like "Literature Night", "Word Music Day", Word Book Capital – Unesco", "European Movie Award", "Olympia Theatre" and "New Horizons Cinema".

The events have taken place in the most popular places well known to Wroclaw’s public including The Centennial Hall, National Forum of Music, Wroclaw Opera, Theatres, The Municipal Stadium, city centre square and other places like Universities, Culture Clubs, etc. The entire public space was fellfield with cultural events.

The "Sky" ceremony was closed the ECC on 15th December in the Centennial Hall with numerous other cultural events realized across the city.

During the ECC time thousands of tourists from all over the worlds visited Wroclaw with great opportunity to explore our beautiful city, attend cultural events and just have a great time.

We would like to thank you to all who has visited Wroclaw in 2016 and we look forward to see you again more visitors in the following years.

Tks ON4CAS 1/13/17

12 - 22 January 2017

ITALY                                        "1 TROPHY MEDIEVAL VILLAGES"

1. The event is sponsored and designed by the ARI Section -IQ8XS- of Calvi Risorta.  The award is open to all OM and SWL of the world who make the greatest number of QSOs with activator stations and who are accredited according to the following rules. 
2. The participation award categories are only the OM category and category SWL, each of which will have its own independent ranking.
3. The activator and Accredited stations do not actually compete for the award but will receive a special certificate of participation.
4. RULES FOR QSO: The contacts/ SWL will take place in the HF bands 10-15-20-40-80 meters using emission modes of SSB, CW and Digital. The activators will call : "CQ CQ ... .. 1st Trophy medieval villages de ..." and the activator will give the name, the R / S report, the points and their REFERENCE (which is a two letter abbreviation of the city/town they have activated. Each station activator can be contacted only once per day for each emission mode and for each band, throughout the period of the race.

IK8FIQ Borgo Appio BA 5
IK8TEO / IZ8ALA Fontegreca FG 5
IZ8GNR Alvignano AN 5
IZ8XXE Caserta Vecchia CV 5
IU8CEE / IU8FUL Capua CP 5
IU8CEU / IU8FSU Calvi Risorta CR 5
IU8FRE Francolise FL 5
IU8FRF Presenzano PZ 5

6. Wild card/JOKER: IQ8XS: = 10 points
The wild card reference station will change each day beginning with the 14/01 BA *, will cover 9 references respecting the sequence list below concluding 22/01 with PZ *

7. DATE REFERENCE (Dates for different activators to be active.)
Saturday, 1/14 BA
Sunday, 01/15 FG
Saturday, 1/21 FL
Sunday, 01/22 PZ

To obtain the award, OM and SWL participants will work other stations earning points:
a. Italian stations: 100 points and contacts with all 9 REFERENCES *
b. European and non-European stations: 50 points and contacts with 4 REFERENCES *

Your Log must be completed correctly and only with the reported call sign of the activator, band and / or frequency, mode, date, time, points and REFERENCE. It must be sent to the e-mail address:
The award will be sent in PDF format at no cost to those who make a written request.
10. Provide your mailing address if you wish the award in the parchment printed edition:
Those who wish to receive the Award in the "PARCHMENT" version must send log data in ADIF format to the following email address together with a copy of the payment receipt for € 8,00. Send to the Award Manager IU8CEU Michele POLITANO ': Bank Paymllent Code: Postepay No. 4023 6006 2509 1550 payable to Politanò Michele CF: PLTMHL64M10B445E
with payment via Paypal at: .

a. 1st place SWL receive the plaque.
b. The deadline to receive the Log of the 1st Trophy medieval villages Station, is 31 March 2017, it will be considered valid the email date.


Any matter not specifically mentioned in this Regulation, the integrations and additional information that may become necessary, use section of the e-mail through which they can also be requested clarification from the sponsor. The rules have been written to support common practice and practices routinely adopted for amateur competitions of this kind..


Tks IW3HV 12/18/16

1 February to 30 March 2017

RUSSIA "Fridtjof Nansen" Plaque

The Plaque "Fridtjof Nansen" is dedicated to the 120th Anniversary of the expedition on his ship "FRAM" used by the explorer Fridtjof Nansen from 1893 to 1896. The plaque is issued for QSO's with four Arctic islands with the IOTA codes of: AS-054, AS-068, AS-104, AS-121, all of which are planned to be active on amateur radio during the radio expedition of RT9K/9 team during February to March 2017.

The plaque’s size is 200 x 250 mm. Fee for the Plaque is 39€ or $US44. Payment via PayPal.

The fee includes shipping by AIR MAIL. Send any inquiries or your application to: or


Tks OH3GZ 8/26/16

1 - 31 March 2017

USA/Canada                                                2017 RST SPECIAL EVENT.

Members of the North Country DX Association (NCDXA) will be active on the air for the entire month of March 2017 from several different locations in Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Greenland using all NCDXA "RST" fixed station call signs of KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST and OX7RST to further promote Amateur Radio in northern North America.  This is their 2nd annual special event with the addition of OX7RST, more rovers and fixed stations, new QSLs and certificates! Activity will be on all modes from 160-6 meters and the WARC bands are permissible.

SWLs are welcome to participate. The object is to work or log (SWL) as many NCDXA "RST" stations as you can from their different locations. To participate you need to work each "RST" station only once per their QTH, band and mode. No cross band, cross mode or remote operating allowed.

Portable rover "RST" stations will also participate. Some of the portable stations are: KL7RST/KL7, VY1RST/VY1, VY1RST/KL7, VE8RST/KL7 and VE8RST/VY1 ...etc. Watch the DX spots as they plan to have stations on from a Canadian research station near the North Pole on Ellesmere Island, a diamond mine in NWT, an Alaskan bush school, an OM/YL team from Nuuk, Greenland, and many other cities up north large and small.

For your convenience, they will upload their logs to the ARRL's LoTW. Full color QSLs are available via K7ICE (bio on Optional full color certificates are also available (E-mail for details) for working/hearing any of the "RST" stations. QSL Manager is K7ICE.

SPECIAL EVENT DURATION: March 1st through March 31st, 2017.
SPECIAL EVENT EXCHANGE: NCDXA "RST" stations send signal report and QTH (ie. 5x7 Anchorage, 5x9 Whitehorse etc.). Receiving stations should send signal report and state, province or country.
SPECIAL EVENT CERTIFICATES: Beautiful full color certificates are available via K7ICE for:
     Level 1: Work any of the NCDXA "RST" stations.
     Level 2: Work all of the RST fixed stations (KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST and OX7RST).
     Level 3: For RST operators and those stations contacting them. RST ops work as many stations as you can, and all others should work as many RST stations, fixed/rover or portable as they can. Count 1 point for each QSO.

All certificates will be E-mailed in PDF format.
Thanks in advance for your DX spots! ... 73 de "Yukon John", KL7JR
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OPDX Bulletin #1283 September 18, 2016

1 - 30 April 2017

ITALY                                                               20th Anniversary of the Mediterranian DX Club ( MDXC )

The Mediterraneo Dx Club celebrates the 20th anniversary of their founding. All members are asked to be active on the air providing contacts which will earn an award as noted below.  The event will take place from 1 to 30 April 2017, with several special stations that will be recognized by their call signs.

20 Years Bronze
Requires at least 50 QSOs with the special stations. Each first contact with an MDC station per band and mode, is counted as a valid QSO. You can have 3 QSOs per band (SSB, CW and RTTY) with the same special station. The stations with at least 50 QSOs, can request the free award, which will be sent by e-mail, in PDF format.

20 Years Silver
All the stations who contact at least 4 Special stations, one for each continent (Africa, America, Europe and Asia), can request the 4 splendid QSLs, which combined to each other like a puzzle, form the award. price € 6,00.

20 Years Gold
All those who contact at least 20 of the special stations, of which at least one for each continent (Africa, America, Europe and Asia) can request the GOLD plated plaque, which is hand made in wood and embossed with your call sign. The cost of plaque € 25,00, including the shipping.

20 Years TOP
Reserved for the activators of the special stations. The special station which made the most QSOs, will be named TOP, and will receive a hand made wooden plate.

All requests, QSLs and awards, must be sent to the award manager: IZ1BZV, GIORGIO TABILIO, VIA SANT’EUTICHIANO 26, 19123 LA SPEZIA SP, ITALY.


Other information:
1. The bronze award is free and you will receive it, by request, via e-mail;
2. The silver award can be requested by sending to the manager the list of contacts, by mail or e-mail, with a contribution of € 6,00. It is possible to send the cost also by PAYPAL to
3. The gold award can be requested from the manager, by post or e-mail, with the same contribution. Payment can also be sent by PAYPAL as noted above in #2.
4. The TOP award is free for the station which has the highest total of QSOs. The other operators from the special stations can request the TOP award from the manager, sending their request to the manager by e-email, and the same contribution by PAYPAL.

List of Countries Active in the Special Event: Azores, Colombia, Croatia, Greece, Israel, Romania, Switzerland and USA.


Tks DXFun 12/20/16

July 23 - 29, 2017

HUNGARY 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival ( HG17EYOF )

Short European Youth Olympic Festival history  The idea of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) was brought to life in 1990 by Jacques Rogge, former president of the European Olympic Committees, with the aim to provide a possibility for young athletes to get to know the Olympic Movement and learn about the Olympic values and ideals, as well as its universality. Furthermore, Mr Rogge wanted to give a chance for the talented youth and Olympic prospects to compete internationally on a high level against each other in an Olympic setting already at an earlier age.

Similarly to the Olympic Games and other continental championships the EYOF is not hosted in every year. It is organised in uneven years, adjusting to the four year Olympic cycle avoiding the Olympic years, and throughout the years it has become one of the highest ranked youth events within the European Continent.

The organisers of the Festival always put emphasis on creating a high quality event for the age group of 15-17. The Hungarian Olympic Committee is proud to be among those, who have participated at all the winter and summer editions of the EYOF, with small but successful delegations.

Need 3 QSOs /1 QSO CW, 1 QSO PHONE, 1 QSO DIGI/ with HG17EYOF for the award, no band restriction. Send application with the QSO datas to The award is voluntary, available only in electronic format.

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