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

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

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





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


Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source  Added
1 January 2016 1 April 2016 Russia 70th Anniversary of the Tambov Radio Club (R70RAA)

X 1/3/16
1 February 2016 10 July 2016 Italy 1st A.R.P.I. Award Navigators and Explorers X Andrea - IU4DEG 2/7/16
14 February 2016 5 November 2016  Poland 20th Anniversary of the Rybnik Branch No. 31 of PZK ( HF31ROT) X 2/7/16
15 February 2016 27 March 2016 USA/CANADA Worked All NCDXA "RST" Stations   (KL7/VY1 and VE8)


KL7JR 9/28/15
1 March 2016 30 October 2016 Russia Eagle - 450 Years Anniversary X 3/31/16
1 March 2016 12 April 2016 Russia 55th Anniversary of the First Manned Flight Into Space
April 12, 1961
  DH5MM 3/22/16
1 March 2016 30 April 2016 Russia R12APR Award X DH5MM 2/29/16
16 March 2016 16 June 2016 Russia Radio Marathon: "Inventors of Telecommunications X K1BV Research  3/17/16
1 April 2016 30 April 2016 Ukraine/Russia 30th Anniversary of Tragedy at Chernobyl (6 awards listed) X - most K1BV Research 4/2/16
1 April 2016 30 June 2016 Ukraine UR-HAMRADIO-90 X Victor UX5PS 3/31/16
1 April 2016 30 April 2016 Poland 1050th Anniversary of the Baptism of Poland X 9A1AA 3/7/16
5 April 2016 15 April 2016 Ukraine ODESA-72 Diploma X 3/23/16
8 April 2016 19 April 2016 Spain World Amateur Radio Day X 4/13/16
9 April 2016 24 April 2016 Italy Dipl. "Famous People Sicillani" Archimedes of Syracuse   SP9JPA Blog 5/25/16
14 April 2016 27 April 2016 Hungary Samuel Morse Award X 4/15/16
18 April 2016 18 April 2016 Italy World Amateur Radio Day 2016   (Italy) X IK3GER 4/12/16
18 April 2016 18 April 20-16 Russia World Amateur Radio Day 2016  (Russia) X 4/15/16
22 April 2016 4 June 2016 Italy CQ Vespa Award X SP9JPA Blog 4/25/16
23 April 2016 23 April 2016 Italy International Marconi Day 2016   GB4IMD 4/22/16
25 April 2016 5 May 2016` Poland 29th Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn X SP9JPA Blog 4/25/16 
1 May 2016 18 September 2016 Italy ORCOLAT 1976 - 20-16 4/20/16
1 May 2016 6 May 2016 Mexico Cinco de Mayo Award   K1BV Research 4/13/16
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 USA Indiana Bicentennial County Award Rules   WB9CIF 10/27/15
14 May 2016 16 May 2016 Netherlands Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation Weekend X Ukraine QRP Club 2/13/16
Mid/Late May 2016 Mid June 2016 Norfolk Island WIA Award for Norfolk Island   VK3PC/W2VU 2/1/16

8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016

ITALY                                                                           Jubilee of Mercy 2015-2016

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tks K1BV Research 11/3015


1 January to 1 April 2016

RUSSIA                                                  70th Anniversary of the Tambov Radio Club (R70RAA)

The 70th anniversary of the Tambov Radio Club Diploma is sponsored by the regional branch of the SRR in Tambov region and the regional branch DOSAAF Russian Tambov Region. During this 90 day period, special event station R70RAA will be active, and will count for the implementation of the diploma program.

Diploma program.
1. A full-color electronic diploma will be issued to all participants of days of activity, the following requirements:  In the period from 1 January to 1 April 2016 make at least 70 points with the radio station anniversary R70RAA in various amateur bands, different modes CW, SSB, DIGITAL, FM. Kind of mode DIGITAL - either digital mode once at each band.

- each QSO on the bands 160 and 2 meters = 35 points;
|- each QSO on the bands 80 and 40 meters = 25 points;
- each QSO on the range of 30 - 10 meters = 10 points.

The cost of electronic diploma - free of charge.  The LOG of station R70RAA, electronic QSL card, scoring and the system that prints the diploma is found online at .

The three amateur radio stations (excluding radio amateurs of the Tambov region), who make the highest number of QSOs with stations of the Tambov region in the period from 01.01.2016 to 01.04.2016, in various amateur bands, different modes CW, SSB, DIGITAL, FM will be awarded prizes. (The term DIGITAL counts all digital modes on each band.)

Application forms are accepted only in electronic format. Send an e-mail to with an attachment of a .ADI file containing all the contact data no later than April 30, 2016. This will be provided to HAMLOG address shown above and will be the basis for issuing you the online digital award. The award sponsors reserve the right to verify all declared QSOs.

Three radio stations of Tambov region, who set the highest number of QSOs in the period from 01.01.2016 to 01.04.2016, in various amateur bands, different modes CW, SSB, DIGITAL, FM will be awarded prizes. In the DIGITAL count all digital modes on each band.

Personal anniversary souvenirs in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Tambov Radio Club (T-shirt, mugs, caps, watches, etc.) are available. See the website .
For the manufacture of personal souvenir design, send free-form application indicating your callsign to email: .


Tks and OH3GZ 1/3/16

1 February to 10 July 2016

ITALY                                            1st A.R.P.I Award Navigators Explorers

This award is by the "A.R.P.I." group and is dedicated to six famous Navigators Explorers and its open to all OM and SWL operators.
Award Period: 10 days for in each month January to July.

Navigator Explorer with the following schedule:
Cristoforo Colombo from 1/Feb to 10/Feb
Amerigo Vespucci from 1 March to 10/MarchFerdinando Magellano from 1/April to 10/April
Giovanni Caboto from 01/May to 10/May
Vasco de Gama from 01/June to 10/June
Enrique the Navigator from 01/July to 10/July

Operating Bands: 10-20-40-80 meter bands
Modes: SSB CW Digital modes (RTTY and PSK)

Points: each QSO = 5 points except for QSOs with Jolly (wild card) stations who = 10 points. The same activator can be contacted on the same day but in different BANDS or MODES. Operators will call with ""CQ 1st Award ARPI Navigators Explorers". The updated list of the activator stations and jolly station can be found at web page.

Oms who are interested in obtaining one or all the Diplomas and enter the ranking for the final prizes, will have to make QSOs with the activators ARPI stations and reach a minimum score of 100 points for each diploma.

The Diploma will be sent in PDF format for free. All those who request a Diploma will automatically entered into a final list ranking of related category.
No Contribution for the Diploma in JPG PDF format is needed. However, a contribution fee of 10 euros is required if a A4 printed version of the diploma is requested by traditonal post mail. For more details write to:

Logs: send your logs to the mail address: The station logs must provide all QSO information including report of the the names of Activators, QSO Date, QSO Time in UTC format, Points earned and QSO Frequency.
Logs with incomplete data will not be counted for the final award ranking. Logs must be sent within 20 days from the end of each diploma in PDF or Excell format either via e-mail or via snail mail to the Award Manager IZ1MLC Vito Tirrito Box 10 C.P. 10070 Corio (TO) Italy


Tks Andrea IU4DEG 2/2/16

14 February to 26 March 2016
4 - 5 November 2016

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

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


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.

K7QRMs 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

1 March to 30 October 2016

RUSSIA                                      Eagle - 450 years

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tks 3/26/16

March 1, 2016 to April 12, 2016

RUSSIA                                                   55th Anniversary of the First Manned Flight Into Space April 12, 1961

A handsome plaque will be issued to radio amateurs / observers in Russia, CIS and foreign countries for making contacts during the period of March 1 to April 30, 2016 QSO / SWL with commemorative special event stations R1961G, R1934G, R12APR, RG55GC, RG61PP, RK55GG, RL55GC, R55CPK, UP55F and other stations who will be participating in days of activity of the Smolensk region.

a. For amateur radio operators of the European part of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - 108 points;
b. For amateur radio operators of the Asian part of Russia, Europe and Asia - 54 points ;
c. For amateur radio operators from other continents - 27 points .

a. Commemorative station = 10 points;
b. Radio Gagarin (RDA region SM-07) = 5 points;
c. Radio operators located in the Smolensk region = 3 points.

a. Repeated QSO / SWL are allowed if the same station is worked on different modes.
b. For amateur radio operators using only VHF (144 MHz or higher), for Plaques it is necessary to make 1 (one) QSO with a commemorative radio station listed above or three (3) QSOs with stations of the Smolensk region.
c. Radio stations from the Smolensk region (participants during the days of activity), in order to earn the plaques, at least 1000 QSOs , or earn 108 points (according to the Regulations).

a. Cost plaques, together with the shipment, shall be:
1. For radio amateurs or Russian observers (SWL) = 700 rubles.;
2. for amateur radio operators / observers in any of the CIS countries = $US20.
3. for radio amateurs or foreign observers = $US30.

Payment is made plaques:
- Hams Russia:
1. A Bank - Extras. office N8609 / 042 PAT Sberbank,core / bank account 30101810000000000632, BIK 046614632, 
payee - 42306810859194104723, recipient - Ivanov, Vladimir G.;

2. The postal order -. Ab / Box 150, Central Post Office, -214,000 Smolensk, Russia. Ivanov Vladimir G. Note. To avoid misunderstandings - with the emergence of impersonal translation request to radio amateurs who send payments via the Bank, writing in the column PAYER - from whom payment is sent (name, address, or call sign).

3. Foreign radio amateurs: PayPal is accepted.

Address any questions about plaque or payment to Vladimir R3LO. Send your questions by e-mail to r3lo (at) (English only).


The application, in the form of log extract should contain all the usual information and be sent to: Secretary Award Committee at-mail address the E: , or traditional mail to - Ivanov, Vladimir G. (RV3LZ), ab / Box 150, Central Post Office, Mr. . Smolensk - 214000, Russia.


Tks Thomas DH5MM 3/21/16

1 - 31 March 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Tks 3/14/16

1 March to 30 April 2016

RUSSIA                                  R12APR Award

Sponosred by the radio club Activity Smolensk Group, a regional branch of the Union of Radio Amateurs of Russia in the Smolensk region. This award celebrates 55th anniversary of the first manned flight into space by Yuri Gagarin.

Make a a minimum of 5 QSOs with the special event station R12APR on different bands, different modes: CW, SSB, DIGITAL. Repeat QSOs on the same band with the same mode will not be counted.

SWLs will require 3 observations with R12APR. Applications from observers, in the form of extract from the log,

There is a QSO tracking page on their website. You can monitor your progress in making valid contacts. The sponsors do not say that the awards will be aiutomatically sent, so it is best the use the e-mail link below to request the award after you meet the minimum conditions.

After examination of the application, a response letter is sent a link to a diploma.


Tks Thomas, DH5MM

1 - 30 April 2016

POLAND                                              1050th Anniversary Of The Baptism Of Poland

The receiving of baptism in 966 by the then ruler of Poland Prince Mieszko I was a very important event in Polish history. This date is considered as the beginning of the existence of the Polish state. By receiving baptism in 966, Mieszko I ensured for Poland a place among the countries of the Christian Europe, thereby protecting it from forced Christianisation and this event did also contribute to unification of the state.

To celebrate this great event on the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland, a group of Polish radio amateurs and the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) has organized from the 1st to 30th of April a radio action during which it will be possible to achieve a commemorative short term award, for contacts with special event stations of the organizer.

Contacts may be made on any of the following bands: 160 m, 80 m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70 cm. All modes are accepted - and repeated contacts are accepted with the same station on the same band, but on another mode.

List of 20 Special Event Stations To Be Contacted Each QSO=100 points:
SN966CHP, SN1050CP, SN1050DG, SN1050D, SN1050JPM, SN1050KJU, SN1050KWA, SN1050LVK, SN1050M, SN1050PRR, SN1050SLU, SN1050W, SN1050PZD, SN1050ZT, SN1050U, SP1050CHR, SN1050PDL, SN1050PKA, SN1050PGK, SN1050PZK.

Award Requirements:
SP and EU stations have to collect 1050 points, and DX stations (outside Europe) have to collect 500 points.

The award is also available to SWL stations on the same basis.

Applications for the award are accepted in electronic form only, through the electronic platform of the organizer at the following website: until 31st May 2016. In particular cases and within some limits, applications are accepted via e-mail or via traditional mail, and they should be sent to the Award Manager (Hubert Marcinek, SP9MDY). SWL stations have to send extracts of their electronic logs to the e-mail address of the Award Manager: Hubert Marcinek, ul. Raciborska 61, Makw, 47-480 Pietrowice Wielkie/ Poland.  Send to E-mail:

QSL cards are not required, and verification of the contacts that are specified in the applications is based on data collected by the Internet platform of the organizer available at the following address: >> On-Line LOG. Confirmation of the contacts with any of all event stations is available for interested persons through the QSL bureaus (QSL exchange), or electronically via LoTW and QRZ.COM Logbook.

The award will be issued in electronic version only, and for the high scoring stations - who collect the highest number of points in individual categories - the award in paper version will be mailed for free to the following: :
     a. the three best Polish stations,
     b. the three best European stations,
     c. the three best DX stations.

In addition, the President of the PZK will fund the issuance of "TOP-100 Challenge commemorative plaques of merit for the winners in individual categories:
     a. for the best Polish station,
     b. for the best European station,
    c. for the best DX station (outside Europe).

More info please find on our dedicated website at backup link ( ) These web sites describe in detail our award program, competition, on-line log and @-application and other information related to the program.


Tks 9A1AA 3/6/16

March 16 to June 16, 2016

RUSSIA                                             Radio Marathon "INVENTORS TELECOMMUNICATION"

The international scientific-educational radio marathon "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION" has been established by the Russian Geographical Society with the support of radio clubs and amateur radio operators in Russia to call attention to the personalities who played a prominent role in the history of telecommunications.

The purpose of the international radio marathon "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION" is to transfer to radio amateurs all over the world, a body of knowledge of the history of telecommunications, development outlook, the ability to individual creative solutions for self-learning, as well as the formation of humanistic values.

Knowledge of the history of telecommunications decides a world view, general cultural problem. After all means of communication were established efforts of many scientists, engineers, inventors of all developed countries of the world. Communications World international, and with it humanity is beginning to overcome the accumulated hostility and mistrust between the peoples.

Special days of activity for this radio marathon will be:
16 March - Birthdate of A.S. Popov.
18 April - World Day of Amateur Radio.
7 May - Honoring the Russian physicist Alexander S. Popov.
17 May - World Information Society Day. (Previously called International Telecommunications Day).

Award Rules: The inventors of the telecommunications March 16 - June 16, 2016

You may earn several diplomas and awards of the international amateur scientific and educational diploma program "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION" by conducting radio contacts (SWL OK) from 16 March (00 UTC) to 16 June (00 UTC) of 2016 by contacting special event stations using the prefix RT, the number 73, with a prefix that contains the initials of the individual being honored, XX for their contribution as Inventors of Telecommunication.

To earn the 7 different thematic classes you need to contact the following number of stations, indicating the international amateur radio digital code expression *:
To earn the 3 different awards "INVENTORS TELECOMMUNICATION PLAQUE and TROPHY you need to dial the following number of QSO:

1. The award "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION PLAQUE: 200 QSO
2. The award "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION TROPHY: 250 QSO
3. The award "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION" GLASS: 300 QSO

The above wooden plaques for "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION PLAQUE & TROPHY are mounted on a metal base (weight: 0.5 kg, plaque - 23 x 30.5 cm, metal - 19 x 26 cm).

A special Glass award "INVENTORS TELECOMMUNICATION features optical glass with laser engraving and gift box (weight: 0.5 kg).

Repeated QSOs / SWL with special radios RT 73 XX, dedicated to the great and well-known telecommunication inventors may be worked multiple time using various HF & VHF bands and different modes (telephone, telegraph, digital types) from March 16 to June 16, 2016.

For radio stations that are located on separate continents of NA, SA, OC, AF, AS ( with the exception of Russia and CIS countries) each contact is worth double points.

The observers (SWL) should send such reports to the monitoring report to the Organizing Committee.

All 7 thematic diplomas are issued solely in electronic form free of charge through the system automated system of HAMLOG RU which is located at: . They will receive reports from all participants which will be used to verify your contacts.

While the paper awards are free of charge, there will be a charge made for the Awards which are PLAQUES, TROPHY and GLASS. Contact sponsor for details to send to your country.



1. RT73AP Alexander Stepanovich Popov
2. RT73SM Samuel Finley Breese Morse
3. RT73NT Nikola Tesla
4. RT73ES Ernst Werner Siemens
5. RT73TE Thomas Alva Edison
6. RT73HH Henry Rudolf Hertz
7. RT73GM Guglielmo Marconi
8. RT73JG Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
9. RT73AV Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
10. RT73AA Andre-Marie Ampere
11. RT73MF Michael Faraday
12. RT73JM James Clerk Maxwell
13. RT73DH David Edward Hughes
14. RT73OL Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge
15. RT73WC William Crookes
16. RT73GP Greenleaf Whittier Pickard
17. RT73EA Edwin Howard Armstrong
18. RT73AR Augusto Riga
19. RT73EB Edouard Branly
20. RT73HL Hendrik Antoon Lorentz
21. RT73AL Alexander Lodygin
22. RT73PY Pavel Yablochkov
23. RT73VZ Vladimir K. Zworykin
24. RT73DD Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky
25. RT73BY Moritz von Jacobi
26. RT73RH Robert Hooke
27. RT73PA Alexander M. (Eng. Alexander Matveevich Poniatoff
28. RT73DL Dmitry Lachinov
29. RT73LO Oleg Losev
30. RT73EL Heinrich Lenz
31. RT73BR Boris Rosing
32. RT73SK Simon Isidorovich Kataev
33. RT73AB Alexander Bain
34. RT73KB Karl Ferdinand Braun
35. RT73OA Abgarovich Hovhannes Adamyan
36. RT73YL Yakov Semenovich Lapovok.
37. RT73BB Mikhail Bonch-Bruevich
38. RT73FL Fedor Lbov
39. R73BA Alexander Graham
40. RT73JH Joseph Henry
41. RT73AM Antonio Meucci


42. RT73LF Lee de Forest
43. RT73JB Logue John Baird
44. RT73CW Sir Charles Wheatstone
45. RT73FS Francisco de Salva
46. RT73EK Ernst Ernst
47. RT73LL Leonid Labutin
48. RT73AS Adolf Slaby
49. RT73ML Malone Loomis (Mahlon Loomis)
50. RT73SH Hasegawa Sako, JA1MP .
51. RT73CC Claude Chappe
52. RT73HE Hans Christian Orsted
53. RT73PS Pavel Schilling
54. RT73JF Sir John Ambrose Fleming
55. RT73JD John Frederick Daniel
56. RT73CS Karl August Steynhel
57. RT73WG William Robert Grove
58. RT73VA Alfred Vail
59. RT73MA Baron Manfred von Ardenne
60. RT73VK Valentin Kovalenkov
61. RT73WD William Du Bois Duddel
62. RT73VP Valdemar Poulsen
63. RT73RF Reginald Aubrey Fessenden
64. RT73BJ Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose
65. RT73ER Ernst Rumer
66. RT73JT John Trowbridge
67. RT73WP William Henry Preece
68. RT73RL Lieben Robert
69. RT73IA Isamu Akasaki
70. RT73SN Shuji Nakamura
71. RT73NS Nathan Stubblefield
72. RT73VS Walter Hermann Schottky
73. RT73FM Fritz Walter
74. RT73PG Pavel Golubitskiy
75. RT73VV Valentin Petrovich Vologdin
76. RT73WS William Bradford Shockley
77. RT73WB Walter Houser Bratt
78. RT73SF Cyrus West Field
79. RT73JK Jack Art .
80. RT3NM Sir Nevill Francis Mott
81. RT73JV Hazbruk John Van
82. RT73LG Luigi Galvani

Basic Rules document:


Tks K1BV Research 3/16/16

30th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Disaster

On 26 April 1986 at 0123 Kyiv time, a series of powerful explosions destroyed the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) that resulted in a significant release of radioactive substances. This terrible event was classified at the international scale of nuclear incidents as an accident of the seventh, or highest level of severity.

To honor the memory of those who risked their lives and health, ham radio operators in todaty in the year 2016 will send their amateur radio message to publicize "Chernobyl-30". A number of special call signs, will be active, and from clubs of the Ukraine and other countries will offer memorable diplomas to mark the event. The list of diplomas and special calls can be found in special sections of the site .

Watch the video, observe the fear and determination of the men who flew the helicopters to extinguish nuclear fires, many of whom were soon to perish.

Note to award hunters; only a few of the awards have specified the effective dates of their awards. I will try to get this information, but will assume that if not specified, the period is at least 30 days, beginning on April 1, 2016.

Additional awards may be identified in the future. Check here for details.

Internet Site containing info all all of the Chernobyl Awards: 


UKRAINE                                                        Pripyat Shadow City Diploma

The Diploma Pripyat Shadow City is issued for contacting amateur stations living in the areas which were affected by the destruction and evacuation and whose owner was a participant of the Memorial "Chernobyl-30".

Requirements: Earn 30 points on any bands and modes during the duration of the memorial "Chernobyl-30".

Point Values:
1. Radio stations located in areas of the countries most affected by the Chernobyl accident, = 10 points:
A. Belarus (EW7, EW8);
B. Russia (3E, 3P, 3X, 3Y );
C. Ukraine (the first letter of the suffix R, U, X).
2. Contacts with members of the "Soyuz-Chernobyl" Association = 15 points.
3. Contacts with the ATP, working at the Memorial "Chernobyl-30", =20 points.
4. Repeated radio contacts will be counted on different bands and types of modulation.

Observers/SWL  certificate is issued on the same terms.
The Diploma Pripyat Shadow City is issued free of charge and only in electronic form.
Applications in the form of a log extract should be sent to the Award Manager: EN30A - UR7AV,

E-mail: UR7AV (at) ukr net.

Award TERM is not shown in original rules. Assume that as long as EN30A is operating, that the AWARD is valid. .


April 26 to 30, 2016

UKRAINE                                                       In Memory of the Heroes of Chernobyl

The Diploma "Memory of Chernobyl Heroes" is issued for contacts with amateur radio stations of Kirovsk, Lugansk region - where most of the response team lived.  The diploma requires at least one contact on any HF and VHF bands by any modulation types during the period 26 April 2016 to 30 April 2016. SWL OK under same conditions.

The application for the award may be a log extract with usual contact data.
This award is a full color printed Diploma format A-4.

The award fee and shipping:
For Ukraine, 10 UAH.
For Russia and the CIS countries - $ US3
All others: - $US 5

Apply to the award manager: Viktor Zolotukhin - UT1MV, Str. Tsiolkovsky d.10, kv.42, Kirovsk-1, Lugansk region, 93801 Ukraine.

# 3

Permanent Award

UKRAINE                                      DIPLOMA AIR IN THE DEAD ZONE     (Chernobyl 30th Anniversary)

The Diploma Air in the Dead Zone is sponsored by the RK "Delta" Club and is awarded for carrying out two-way radio to hams, participants of the Memorial "Chernobyl-30". This award memorializes the 30th anniversary of the Nuclear Reactor accident at Chernobyl.

Requirement: Earn a total of 30 points beginning on January 1, 2016 on all amateur bands, any mode. Contact stations from stations located in areas of the countries most affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

1. Contact stations located in the affected countries, each counted at 5 points.
- Belarus (EW7, EW8);
- Russia (3E, 3P, 3X, 3Y); (For example RA3EAA, RK3P, RA3YB)
- Ukraine (stations whose first letter of the suffix is R, U, X). (UB5RX, UB6UAA, etc.)
2. Radio communication with the members of "Soyuz-Chernobyl" Association = 10 points. 
3. Radio communication with the members of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Delta" = 10 points. 
4. Radio communication with the ATP, working at the Memorial "Chernobyl-30", = 30 points.  (List to work - supplemented and corrected).
5. If a radio amateur and is a member of the Association of "Soyuz-Chernobyl" and a member of the RK "Delta", the number of points that he gives during the radio, respectively, increases: 10 + 10 = 20 points.
6. Also the number of points added, if the members of those clubs living in the areas most affected by the consequences of the Chernobyl accident:
10 + 5 = 15 points, or 10 + 10 + 5 = 25 points.

All contacts must be with different stations.
SWLs OK on the same rules.
The diploma is of indefinite duration
Diploma Air in the Dead Zone issued free of charge and only in electronic form.
Applications in the form of extract from the log send the Award Manager: BERESNEV Sergei Mikhailovich, UR7UT, E-mail: :

1. The special call signals RK "Delta", which counted on the diploma Air in the Dead Zone:
- EM7UT via UR7UT (01.03 - 31.12.2016);
- EM30UT via UR4UT (01.04 - 31.05.2016);
- EM90US via US5UC (01.01 - 28.02.2016);
- EN90US via UR7UT (01.01 - 28.02.2016);
- EO90US via UR3UX (01.01 - 28.02.2016);
- EM10UFF via UR7UT (01.01 - 30.06.2016);
- EM10UCF via UR7UT (01.07 - 31.12.2016).


Note: this award is planned as a permanent award.

Contacts on or after April 26, 2016


UKRAINE                                            Diploma Chernobyl

This award requires that you earn at least 100 points based on the requirements shown below:

Point Values:
1. Radio communication with the members of amateur radio association "Union - Chernobyl" give 5 points
2. QSOs with special commemorative stations = 10 points
3. QSOs with hams living in the following regions which were affected:

A. Ukraine (first letter of suffix =R, U, X),
B. Russia (firwst letter of suffix = 3E, 3P, 3X, 3Y .)
C. Belarus (prefixes of EW7 , EW8) - 1 point.

The radio communications may be made on all bands and modes since April 26, 1986.
Repeated contacts with the same radio stations are not counted.
Note: For radio, held on April 26 (the day of the disaster on CNPP) and 14 December (Day of Ukrainian liquidators of the accident) = double points.
The award is issued on the same terms for SWL/observers.

The application is based on the log extract and signed by two amateur stations as witnesses.

The award fee (including postage costs):
1. Ukraine - 10 UAH,
2. All other countries - equivalent of $US3.

Apply to award manager: Vladimir Anayko (UX5IZ), p / 60, Kurakhovo, Donetsk region, 85612 UKRAINE.


#5 Echoes of Chernobyl

1 - 30 April 2016

RUSSIA                                               Echo of Chernobyl

Sponsored by the amateur radio section of the Bryansk regional youth and the public organization "Military sports club" Patriot "in conjunction with the regional branch of the CPP.

The period 1 - April 30, 2016 has established as a period of special activity days dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the memory of the victims of the Chernobyl accident.

The award is issued to licensed radio amateurs of all countries for QSOs (observations) using amateur radio in the range of 1.8 - 28 MHz and VHF. Repeated QSOs on different bands and modes will count for award purposes.

Requirements: Earn a total of 30 points.

Point Values:
1. Special temporary call signs: the R30, the CHA , RA30CH , RC30CH , and UE30CH =10 points;
2. Amateur stations RK3Y, UA3YHG, UA3YCN, UA3YDZ, R2YW, RW3YS, RW3YL, R3YM, UA3YCT, UB3YCE, RK3YWS, RN3YA, all of who will be operating from areas of 
the Bryansk region affected by the Chernobyl accident = 3 points each.
3. Hams RA3YD and UA3YBW , both involved in the Chernobyl accident, = 5 points.

QSL cards:
RA30CH should be sent to RA1ALA.
R30CHA should be sent to RZ5D.
RC30CH should be send to RW3YS.
UE30CHA should be sent to RW3YW.

The electronic version of the diploma is issued free of charge through  . This is a site where you provide the callsigns you believe carry points, and the system will issue an online award.

The diploma can also be obtained by-mail address to , enclosing an application in accordance with regulation of the diploma.





26 April 2016

Ukraine                                        Diploma "Tribulation"

The BERDYANSK Radio Club will be active April 26th, 2016 on the day of memory of the Chernobyl disaster.  The Diploma "Sorrow" (Tribulation)  is issued to applicants free of charge in electronic form for the establishment of two-way radio to amateurs of the world. 

     1. It is necessary to establish a two-way radio communications from 1 April to 26 April with not less than 2 QSOs with areas of Ukraine / R, U, X /, Belarus / EW7, EW8 /, Russia / 3E, 3P, 3Y /.
     2. At least 10 QSO with radio amateurs of the Zaporozhye region including at least 2 QSO with amateur radio operators of the city of Berdyansk ZP-09, ZP-10 for the period from 1 April to 26 April 2016.   
     3.You may also receive a diploma for making 1 QSO with stations UW3QU or UX8IX on April 26, 2016
     4.  Berdyansk hams need to make at least 25 QSOs with different stations on April 26, 2016.

Repeated contacts  are allowed on different bands and in different modes for award purposes. 
Send log extract with full applicant data to the address:                      


003 UY5CQ


1 April to 30 June 2016

UKRAINE                                                     "UR-HAMRADIO-90"

In February 1926 the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR adopted a resolution "On the use of the private radio stations", which legalized the issuance of amateur radio callsigns in the USSR. In the same year the first three Ukrainian stations received their licenses:
1. 03RA Fyodor Davydov (Yuzhny, Kharkiv region),
2. RA-23 (Kharkiv Main Chamber of Weights and Measures, club station),
3. RA-31 (Kharkiv Institute of Technology, club station).

In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the appearance on the air the first Ukrainian amateur radio stations the "Retro" section of the Chuguev club "Radiohvylya" is sponsoring the "UR-HAMRADIO-90" award.

To obtain the award it is necessary to earn a at least 90 points for QSOs with the Ukrainian radio amateurs in the period from April 1 to June30, 2016. Repeated QSOs are allowed on different bands irrespective of the modulation.

A. For Ukrainian stations:
1. Special event station EM90LUR = 20 points.
2. Radio stations from Kharkiv region (the first letter of the suffix is L) = 5 points.
3. Other Ukrainian radio stations = 3 points.

B. For stations from Europe the points shown above are doubled, and for those from other continents - tripled.

Application in the form of a log extract should be sent to the award managers address: Alexander Roslyak (UX3LF), 43, Chuguev, Kharkiv reg., 63503, Ukraine or to E-mail " ".

Award fee: amateurs of the Ukraine the cost of the paper award including shipment - 20 UAH, for radio amateurs in other countries, the fee is $4. An award is also available in electronic form free of charge.

Thanks Victor UX5PS 3/25/16

April 5 to 15, 2016

UKRAINE                                                       ODESA-72 Diploma

Sponsored by the Regional radio club "Odessa" on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Odessa.  Odessa was liberated from Nazi invaders April 10, 1944, with the active participation of partisans and underground forces of the 3rd Ukrainian Front under the command of Army General Rodion Malinovsky liberated from Nazi invaders Odessa. The liberation of the city was part of an offensive operation conducted by troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front, with the support of the Black Sea Fleet on 26 March - 14 April 1944. This operation was the defeat of enemy forces between the rivers Dniester and Southern Bug, the liberation of the north-western coast of the Black Sea, Odessa and access to the border with Romania.  The city of Odessa was liberated from the Nazis April 10, 1944.

In memory of these historical events, from 0000 (UTC) 05.04.2016 till 23 chas.59min. (UTC) 15.04.2015, on the HF bands in CW, SSB and DIGI modes will work memorial radio station with call sign EO7FWW.

The special event station EO7FWW is dedicated to the 72th anniversary of the City - the Hero of Odessa by the German - fascist invaders in World War II ..

For two-way radio communications or SWL with EO7FWW will be sent, free the "Odessa-72" diploma in electronic form.
Submit an application in any form to the award Manager at the following address:

The application is required to provide your email address, call sign, name and surname. QSL card, except for SWL, are sent optional. After checking the log and confirm your QSO (SWL) certificate will be immediately sent to your address.


Tks 3/19/16

8 - 19 April 2016

SPAIN                              World Amateur Radio Day


1. The certificate may be requested by any amateur radio and SWL
2. You can earn the Diploma by simply making a minimum of 2 contacts with the station EG5WRD.
3. The diploma will be awarded in DIGITAL MODE, SSB and CW.
4. Contacts are valid if made between 08 April at 00:00 and on 19 April at 23.59 2016.
5. The application will be valid for contacts made on 2, 6, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80 or 160 meters.
6. The list must be submitted by e-mail with the list created in ADIF or Cabrillo format to the address; . Make sure your name is plainly included in the e-mail.
7. The diploma will be sent by e-mail in DIN A4 size in JPEG format.
8. QSLs available only via e-QSL via LoTW.
9. These rules are not final and can be modified at any time by the organization diploma whenever there are grounds for it. Decisions taken by the organization of diploma, for the proper functioning, must be complied with by the participant.


Tks 4/12/16

9 April to 23 April 2016

ITALY                                                   Diploma "Famous people Siciliani" (Series 5 is Archimedes of Syracuse)

1. The Association MSAR - amateur radio Siciliani World presents the diploma Famous People Siciliani . Sicily can be deservedly considered a country of culture and civilization since the island has given birth to sculptors, poets, philosophers, saints and writers from the undisputed fame.
2. Each province has its illustrious citizens worthy of praise and good examples of cultural and civic engagement.
3. The diploma consists of a series of 10 events and at each of these events will be 'dedicated to a commemorative certificate to a famous character of Sicily.
4. The diploma will be issued to OM or SWL by presenting to Award Manager documentation provided for in Regulation.
5. Every 5th award earning a plaque of the commemorated figures will be issued to the winner free of charge, for the TOP 5 persons honored, and those who complete the entire degree of the TOP 10.
6. There are two events a year for a period of 15 days each.
7. List of commemorated Characters will be as follows: Luigi Pirandello, Antonello da Messina, Vincenzo Bellini, Francesco Crispi, Archimedes of Syracuse, Leonardo Sciascia, Renato Guttuso, Ettore Majorana, Salvatore Quasimodo, Giovanni Verga.
8. This is the 5th Sicilian person honored: Archimedes of Syracuse
9. REGULATION Period: from 09/04 / to 23/04/2016
10. Participation : OM - YL - SWL
11. Bands: 40 and 80 meters SSB only
12. Valid contacts are those made with stations calling: "CQ graduate Famous people Sicilians."
13. Mode: The same station may be worked only once per day per band.
14. Information exchanged: The activator stations will pass: CALL, RTD and number of units MSAR.
15. Score :
     A.  Each contact with MSAR operators who will call for the award = 1 point.
     B. Each contact with IQ Stations (affiliated MSAR) = 3 points.
     C. Jolly stations - Will the MSAR operators who will call from the province of birth of the character commemorated =5 points.
     D. The total score will be the sum of the points.
16. Diploma: will be released on demand in parchment paper to all those who have totaled the following score:
     A. Italian Stations 50 points
     B. Foreign stations 30 points
17. Cost: for the issue of the Diploma is required a contribution of 12.00 (twelve Euros / 00) or 16 US dollars.
18. The amount may be paid by:
     A. Post Pay n 4023 6006 0487 7680 letterhead to: Gambino Carmelo Cod. GMBCML65L04G273M Tax.
     B. PAYPAL to the following email address: (included in the call message and address for shipping)
     C. or (at the sender's risk) it may be sent in an envelope together with the application or log.
19. Requests must be supported by Log and copy of receipt of payment (cash or amount) must be sent no later than 05/15/2016. Apply to: Gambino Carmelo - via G. Galilei, 163 - 90145 Palermo or by mail to the following address: . Do not forget to indicate in the request the address for the delivery of the diploma.
The diploma will be sent inside a cardboard tube reinforced to ensure its integrity. Shipment will be via PT with priority mail, those who want to 'other costs in advance .If you contact us the diploma will be lost for reasons beyond an AAS. MSAR we'll just resend the electronic certificate by mail.

Reference website:


Tks SP9JPA BLOG 4/25/16

14 - 27 April 2016

HUNGARY                                             Samuel Morse Award

The MRASZ Hungarian Radio Amateur Society commemorates the 225th anniversary of the birth of Samuel F.B. Morse, the creator of the Morse alphabet.
Between 14th April, 00:00Z and 27th April, 24:00Z special call signs will be active on the bands and stations who meet the required conditions, can obtain a downloadable diploma.

Requirements: To obtain the award you should collect enough letters to complete the name of SAMUEL MORSE depending on your QSOs with special stations. As some letters occur twice, theres a "joker" station with the call HG225MSE, which can be used to replace the stations containing the second M, S, E letters. Its enough to work with this station only once.

Bands/Modes: CW, SSB, digital modes can be used and mixed is also accepted.

WEB Page Records: The confirmed QSOs will be added to the log designed for this purpose on the MRASZ webpage ( ) each day, where visitors can check their contacts made with special stations.
These vanity calls are registered on the page. To avoid the potential inaccuracies, established QSOs will be uploaded to eQSL after the 27th of April.

The sponsor does not want to emphasize paper cards since the verification of contacts will be done through LoTW and eQSL. If you need a paper card, you can only get via direct, with a stamped SAE (self-addressed envelope) not later than 31st of October, 2016! We do not answer cards sent through bureau.

Charges for QSLs: 
for 1-4 cards: 1 valid IRC or 2 USD (+SAE)
for 5-9 cards: 2 valid IRC or 3 USD (+SAE)

QSL manager: Istvan Solti, HA5AGP ( )

Active calls: HG225MSE, HG225S, HG225A, HG225M, HG225U, HG225E, HG225L, HG225O, HG225R.

The rules of the award are a little vague, but I suggest that once their system tells you that you have made the required number of cards to spell out Samuel Morse, you might want to send a confirming e-mail to the sponsor and provide your own e-mail address .


April 18, 2016

ITALY                                                 WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2016

As in past years, the date of April 18th has been declared " WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY ". In fact, it was on that day in 1925 that the " International Amateur Radio Union " was founded in Paris.  A special certificate is available for those who make at least 5 QSO/HRD using any band or mode with 5 different DXCC countries on April 18th, 2016. QSO/HRD with the applicants country is not be accepted.  An endorsement is available for mode only (SSB, CW, Mixed, Phone etc.). The certificate is free and will be sent to you via email as a PDF or JPEG file.

Application deadline : 31 May 2016.

Send your application (a log extract) via email to the award manager IK3GER, Paolo,

Example of application
QSO     C A L L         D a t e       UTC       MHz      2 x
1         A91WARD     18/4/2016 ..1500 .....   14       Cw
2         DL1AA            18/4/2016 .. .. ..etc.................
3         G3CBA            18/4/2016 .. .. ..etc.............
4         SV8/I3ABC      18/4/2016 .. .. .etc.
5          TM90WARD  18/4/2016 .. .. ..etc.


Tks IK3GER 4/8/16

18 April 20126

RUSSIA                        World Radio Amateur Day - 2016

Sponsored by the RCWC and Dolphin Radio Club of the Krasnodar region to celebrate WARD 2016.
The diploma is issued in electronic form for carrying out two-way radio (observations) with radio amateurs from different 18 countries and territories on the list of the diploma "DXCC".

The award is free of charge in digital format. If you wish a pre-printed version, the hard copy may be obtained by contacting the award manager for correct postal costs to your country.
Time: 18 April 2016 (00:00UTC) - until 18.April 201604.2016 (23:59UTC).
Al modes OK.

Extras. information: 

23 April 2016

England                                                International Marconi Day Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facebook Page of IMD: 

Tks GB4IMD 4/22/16

22 April to 4 June l2016

ITALY                                                                                   CQ VESPA Award

Sponsored by the ARI Pontedera HAM Radio group, promote "CQ Vespa Award" during the period from 22 April until 04 June 2016. All IARU band and Modes are permitted, no repeaters or satellite communications.
You may contact the special event station IQ5DY one time per band/per mode for every day of the award period.

Point Values
Jolly Station IQ5DY = 15 points.
Pontedera's YL members = 10 points
Other stations located in Pontedera = 5 Points.

Cost of the award:
Digital Award requires 100 points and is free of charge.

Award in printed format requires 200 points and the fee is 10 to cover mailing costs. Fees may be paid electronically to: IBAN: IT82Q0523271130000000002276 ARI PONTEDERA .


Tks SP9JPA 4/25/16

April 25 to May 5, 2016

POLAND                                                           The 23th Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn

1. The Award is issued by the Wolsztyn Amateur Radio Club SP3PWL: .
2. The purpose of the Award is to publicize and commemorate the 23rd Steam Locomotive Parade, (running of antique railway equipment) which takes place in Wolsztyn every year, and promote the Wolsztyn Locomotive Shed:
3. The Award is available to amateur radio operators and SWLs.
4. To obtain the Award, Polish operators must make one QSO/HRD with the Wolsztyn Club Station SP3PWL, (mandatory) and three QSOs/HRDs with the following Club members: SP3HD, SP3BLK, SP3DWH, SP3EIS, SP3GAD, SP3OSK, SP3OSR, SP3RAO, SP3RBQ, SP3SFY, SP3TLU, SP3UCC, SP3VPA, SQ3DVQ, SQ3JPV, SQ3REA, SQ3REB, SQ3RPB, SQ3SW, SP3IPA, SP3MK, SP3SRS, SQ3K..
5. Foreign stations: require just one QSO/HRD with SP3PWL and one QSO/HRD with a Club member from the list shown above. .
6. Any band, or mode permitted.
7. QSOs/HRDs made from April 25 to May 5, 2016, will be valid.
8. The most active operator will be granted a surprise award.
9. The electronic (pdf) Award will be sent by e-mail free of charge to be printed at home.     You may ask for a paper version (fee: PLN 15 or EUR 5 ).
10. Send your log extract to: , or: Wolsztynski Klub Krtkofalowcw, Tloki 60a, 64-200 Wolsztyn, Poland, on or before May 31, 2016.

Also: ;;

Tks SP9JPA 4/20/16


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

ITALY                                                                                 ORCOLAT 1976 - 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 -6 May 2016

MEXICO                                            Cinco de Mayo Award

Objective: work as many stations from Puebla Mxico as possible using different frequencies and modes.

Begins: May 1st 00:00 UTC
Ends: May 6th 04:59 UTC

1. This award is given to any station that obtains 50 points. Count one point for each contact with a station from Puebla State registered as participant.
2. Count three points for each contact with an official Radio club stations such as RIPAC (XE1SDZ), AREPAC (XE1BAP), and PueblaDX (XE1SIX).
3. Count five points for each contact with special call 4A5M (in 2009 and 2010 year) or 6J5M (in 2011 and 2012 year).
4. Count five points for each contact with special call XE1SIX (only in 2014 year)

1. Only count one QSO with each call in different band and mode.
2. Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.
3. Modes: SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV
4. Listen for: CQ cinco de mayo
5. To check the registered Puebla Stations, or to check the Log visit:

Please send Your full address where you want to receive the award
XE stations, the award will be sent via bureau.
International stations, please send 3 green stamps ($US3) to support the mailing cost.
For the QSL for special call sign send SASE.
This award not available for Puebla Mxico stations.


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

USA                                                 INDIANA BICENTENNIAL COUNTY AWARD RULES

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

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

First opportunity:

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

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

Second opportunity:

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

Activators Section of Award Rules:

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

Tks Mark Musick, WB9CIF 10/23/15

1- 28 May 2016
1 - 28 December 2016

Netherlands                                                                      35th Anniversary Section 54 VERON ( PI35ETL)

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tks PA2CVD 3/22/16

14 - 16 May 2016

NETHERLANDS Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation Weekend

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

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

A list of participating sites is shown on their website.

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

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

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

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

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

Tks Ukraine QRP Club 2/12/16


May/June 2016

NORFOLK ISLAND                           WIA Award for Norfolk Island

The rare DX entity of Norfolk Island will host the 2016 Wireless Institute of Australia annual general meeting and other events on 27, 28 and 29 May 2016, A short term award has been developed to recognize a large number of active stations on this rare island on the dates which precede and following the general meeting.

Called the Norfolk Island Award-2016, it requires making contact with stations over a two week period (May-June) 2016 that are expected to attend the Wireless Institute of Australia annual general meeting. There will be plenty of activity at this very rare DX entity in what is believed to be the biggest Amateur Radio DXpedition of its kind. If you still need Norfolk Island, this spurt of activity is expected to be popular with award seekers and DXers throughout the world.

The commemorative special event station for WWI, VI9ANZAC, will be active and of course will count for Norfolk Island., Other stations expected are VK9NT, the WIA Station VK9WI,  some QRP activity, and individual call signs that take advantage of being on the DX entity for this event.


1. Stations on Norfolk Island need to log 20 other stations on Norfolk Island (local contacts).
2. All other operators have to log 10 contacts on Norfolk Island during the award period.

Each qualifying station may be worked once only on a frequency band, and will count for additonal award QSOs if contacted on other bands.

Applying for the award: Claims for the Norfolk Island Award must include a log extract of qualifying contacts, the payment of $5, and be sent to: WIA Office, PO Box 2042, Bayswater Victoria, Australia, 3153.

Tks VK3PC and W2VU 1/26/16
(Chg 1/28/16)