VERY SHORT TIME AWARDS LISTING
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.
LOOKING FOR A LIST OF ALL 2013 VERY SHORT TIME AWARDS? CLICK HERE.
|Starting Date||Ending Date||Country||Name of the Award||FREE DOWNLOAD||Source|
|1 August 2013||31 January 2014||England||The Leicester R.C. Centerary Award||G4SJX|
|6 October 2013||30 March 2014||Spain||Route of the Castles Diploma||PA3CUZ|
|8 November 2013||31 March 2014||Russia||Winter Olympic Games Sochi 2014||X||SP9JPA and others|
|25 November 2013||Not specified||Ukraine||The Ukraine is Europe! Award||X||UR3LCM|
|1 December 2013||31 March 2014||Russia||OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES IN SOCHI 2014 Award||X||SP9JPA and others|
|20 December 2013||19 January 2014||Italy||Telegraphy - Humanity's Heritage||X||PA3CUZ|
|25 December 2013||15 January 2014||Belarus||Snow Maiden Diploma||X||K1BV Research|
|Starting Date||Ending Date||Country||Name of the Award||FREE DOWNLOAD||Source|
|1 January 2014||25 January 2014||Ukraine||75th Anniversary of the Kirovograd Region||X||QRZ.com and PA3CUZ|
|1 January 2014||31 January 2014||Denmark||European Men's Handball Championship 2014||X||DH1PAL|
|1 January 2014||31 January 2014||Germany||Brave Radio Friends: Radio Activity Award January 2014||X||DE3EAR|
|1 January 2014||31 January 2014||Poland||Commemorative Mark HF2014GPP||X||VU2UR|
|4 January 2014||6 January 2014||Colombia||DIPLOMA FAIR MANIZALES||K1BV Researcj|
|8 January 2014||14 August 2014||Poland||120th Birthday Of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (SP3RN)||X||SP9JPA|
|8 January 2014||28 January 2014||Italy||
120th Birthday Of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (SP3RN)
75th Anniversary of Radio Niepokalanów
|11 January 2014||26 January 2014||Italy||Marconisti del C.S.I.R.||K1BV Research|
|26 January 2014||14 February 2014||Romania||X||QRZ.com|
|8 January 2014||20 January 2014||Italy||120 Years Of Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe’s Birth Award||X||PA3CUZ|
|30 January 2014||28 February 2014||Russia||R25AFG - 25th Anniversary Withdrawal Soviet Troops from Afghanistan||X||QRZ.ru|
|1 February 2014||12 August 2014||Romania||6th Annual International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics||X||QRZ.com|
|1 February 2014||28 February 2014||Italy||Thirty Years Of The Founding Diploma INORC||PA3CUZ|
|1 February 2014||28 February 2014||Brazil||80 Years of LABRE Commemoration||X||PA3CUZ|
|1 February 2014||28 February 2014||Germany||Brave Radio Friends - Antarctica Activity Award February 2014||X||DE3EAR|
|1 February 2014||28 February 2014||USA||In Loyal Memory of JY1 King Hussein of Jordan||PA3CUZ|
|7 February 2014||20 February 2014||Poland||Staropolskie Day Activities 2014||X||K1BV Research|
|9 February 2014||23 February 2014||Sicily||Diploma "Famous people Siciliani " (#1 Luigi Pirandello)||K1BV Research|
|15 February 2014||23 February 2014||Italy||16th VOLTA International Memorial Day Award||K1BV Research|
|17 February 2014||23 February 2014||Ukraine||TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA Award||X||Tks UT1KY|
|20 February 2014||24 February 2014||USA||2014 Daytona 500 Special Event Station||X||QRZ.com|
|20 February 2014||31 May 2014||Russia||50th Anniversary of Village Youth||X||QRZ.ru|
|1 March 2014||16 March 2014||Italy||Italian Navy Coastal Award||PA3CUZ|
|1 March 2014||30 November 2014||Estonia||RIGA-ECC-2014 Award||X||SQ6CU|
|1 March 2014||30 April 2014||Russia||80th Anniversary of the Vostok-1 Spacecraft||X||K1BV Research|
|1 March 2014||31 March 2014||Moldova||Diploma Martishor||X||PA3CUZ|
|1 March 2014||31 March 2014||Ukraine||200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko's Birth||X||K1BV Research|
|1 March 2014||31 March 2014||Romania||88-th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST ROMANIAN RADIO CLUB||X||QRZ.com|
|1 March 2014||31 March 2014||Russia||"Dalmatovo-155th Anniversary of A.S.Popov"||X||QRZ.ru|
|3 March 2014||10 March 2014||Ukraine||Kobzar - 200||PA3CUZ|
|8 March 2014||23 March 2014||Italy||San Remo Award||X||PA3CUZ|
|17 March 2014||17 March 2014||Ireland||St. Patrick's Day Award||X||K1BV Research|
|1 July 2014||6 July 2014||USA||13 Colonies Special Event Independence Week||QRZ.com|
1 August 2013- 31 January 2014
England Leicester Radio Centenary Award
This is a Short Term Award from 1st August 2013 to 31st January 2014 which celebrates the 100th Anniersary of the Leicester Radio Society 1913 - 2013. The award is open to all licenced amateurs and Short Wave Listeners for working/hearing our special event station GB1OOL, our 4 club calls, and individual club members to earn a total of 100 points.
GB1OOL = 50 points
G3LRS = 10 points \
G2AA = 10 points \ ____ These could be GX i.e. GX3LRS GX2AA etc.
G5UM = 10 points /
G6XRS= 10 points /
Plus 10 points at 2 points per club member per band / mode minimum of 5 member/band/mode
Total 100 points
See GB1OOL on QRZ.com for list of spot frequencies where Leicester Radio
Society members might be found.
No QSL cards are required but a "signed" log extract must be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Claims will be checked against the various station logs. The award can be returned as a pdf file for £3.00 payable to the LRS PayPal account via our website http://www.g3lrs.co.uk/ or sent by regular mail service for £5.00 again payable via our website.
E-mail (Award Manager Mike G4SJX) email@example.com
Tks G4SJX 8/2/13
SPAIN Route of the Castles Diploma
The Costa Blanca Amateur Cultural Association in collaboration with the city
of Alicante, is sponsoring this diploma, in order to learn more our environment
and further promote the activities of ham radio castle hunting.
During the contest period and only on weekends at least 30 different castles , towers , forts, etc. , from the various districts will be activated. To receive the award, you must perform a minimum of 25 contacts of the 30. Contacts will be made during this period by members of the ACRACB and will use the call sign: EA5RKB.
All contacts are also valid for the DCE 1.0, the Spanish Castles award.
All stations in the world who possess the appropriate amateur radio license
are eligible to receive the award. Bands used will be 20m , 40m , and 80m.
Look on the club website for current and planned activities: http://acracb.org
You may apply by sending a log extract showing your name and address plus, Phone , email, and the usual contact data for each contact: date, time, band, mode, call sign and the castle reference number sent during the transmission. Deadline for applying is April 15, 2014.
Mail to ACRACB, PO Box 20117-03080 Alicante, Spain or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . The awards ceremony will take place on 6 and 7 June 2014
Tks PA3CUZ 12/11/13
8 Nov 13 - 31 March 14
RUSSIA Winter Olympic Games Sochi 2014
This series of awards are offered to honor the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The period of contacts begins in November 2013 and continues to March 2014. Radio amateurs around the world are invited to participate.
a. 00:00 UTC November 8, 2013 Closing time : 24.00 UTC 31 March 2014
b. The main purpose of these awards is to help publicize the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi. This goal is achieved by offering special radio commemorative QSL-cards and Awards.
c. Lists of specific radio stations are published on the website of the RAF Organizing Committee no later than 15 December 2013 .
General conditions and requirements for all Awards.
a. QSOs may be made on all amateur bands ( 160m , 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m , 2m, 70cm, 23cm ) using any mode (Phone, CW, Digital).
b. All awards are free and are issued in electronic form ;
c. An application for any certificate can be completed and issued online. Go to Award programs http://ok2014.ru/?&sel_lang=english . There is a facility at this site for you to make online applications and you can immediately claim/receive the award in electronic form. Applications can also be sent to the address email@example.com .
d. If you wish to receive the awards in paper form, contact Loukashov Valentin RK6AX, P. O. Box 77, 354200 , Sochi , Russia for details and cost.
Issued for contacts with special radio call sign series R2014x ( one letter in the suffix ) .
Grade III - SOCHI ( one contact with each of the stations R2014S, R2014O, R2014C, R2014H, R2014I). A total of 5 call signs .
Grade II - OLYMPIC SOCHI ( one contact with each of the call signs R2014O, R2014L, R2014Y, ., R2014I). Contacts with R2014S , R2014I, R2014O are counted twice. A total of 9 call signs.
Grade I - OLYMPIC GAMES SOCHI ( one contact with each of the call signs R2014O, R2014L, R2014Y, ., R2014H, R2014I). Contacts with R2014C, R2014I, R2014M, R2014O, R2014S counted twice. A total of 12 call signs .
Special radio call signs R1980M ( Moscow ), R1980L ("LENINGRAD", new St. Petersburg ) and , R7378TM, R7975TM, R7979TM can replace any two missing letters . For example, the words "Olympic Games Sochi» the call sign R1980M can substitute for the letter O ( twice) , and the letter C R7378TM ( twice).
Award "OLYMPIC WINTER SPORT"
Issued for contacts with special stations using the radio call sign series R22xxx and R11xxx ( three letters in the suffix ) .
Each combination of three letters in the suffix is devoted to the Winter Olympic or Paralympic sport. (R22xxx is for winter Olympic sports , and R11xxx is for the Winter Paralympic sports . A total of 21 stations will represent the 21 sports. These call signs have been assigned as follows:
R11ALS - Alpine Skiing
R22CUR - Curling
R22SNB - Snowboard
R22SKJ - Ski Jumping
R22SKE - Skeleton
R22SPS - Speed Skating
R22STR - Short Track
R11WCU - Wheelchair Curling
The award is issued in three classes :
a. "Bronze " - for contacts with the special call signs representing, 9 dedicated sports.
b. "Silver" - for contacts with the special callsign representing 14 sports.
c. "Gold " - for contacts with the special callsign representing 18 sports .
The special radio call signs R1980M ( Moscow ), R1980L ( "LENINGRAD", new St. Petersburg ), R7378TM, R7975TM, and R7979TM can replace any missing two of the sports. For example , R1980M can replace R11ICH, and R1980L can replace R22SKE.
Award «OLYMPIC MARATHON»
Issued for contacts with special stations operating on the air after the Olympics.
Earn 500 points .
QSOs with any Russian radio stations that use temporary special call signs. and whose work is dedicated to the Olympic Games in Sochi ( Look for those stations whose call sign uses the numbers 2014 , 22 , 11 , 0000 , and also the torchbearers R7378TM, R7975TM, R7979TM).
The same station may be contacted on different bands or using different modes for award credit.
a. Contact with any radio station R2014x, R22xxx, R11xxx, Rx22xx, Rx11xx (Where x - letter ) , as well as any non-system radio = 1 point.
b. Contact with radio stations of Sochi using the prefixes RC22xx, RO22xx, R2014S ( where x - a letter) = 4 points.
c. Contact with the radio stations R1980M, R1980L, R7378TM, R7975TM, R7979TM = 4 points.
The amount of points earned may be multiplied by the factors shown below
depending on your location:
a. Russia , Europe - times 1
b. Asia and Africa - times 2
c North America - times 3|
d. South America , Australia and Oceania - times 4
Radio stations earning 1000 , 1500 and 2014 points will be awarded with special Awards .
E-mail: (award custodian) firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet: http://ok2014.ru/?&sel_lang=english (Online issuance of awards, English page)
Tks SP9JPA 11/30/13
1 December to 31 March 2014
RUSSIA OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES IN SOCHI 2014 Award
Issued by the Caucasus Division of the MegaFon OAO Company for working the Olympic stations from 1 December 2013 to 31 March 2014. The Olympic stations may be are recognized by the numbers 2014, 22, 11, and 0000 used in their prefixes. In addition, stations R7378TM, R7975TM, and R7979TM count for the award. Note that only the Olympic stations that are registered on the official website (http://ok2014.ru ) are valid for the Award. Any band/mode combination counts for scoring.
Bands: (160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 2 m; and 70, 23 cm)
Modes: Phone, CW, and Digital.
Award Categories and Requirements:
Bronze: 300 pts.
Silver: 600 pts.
Gold: 900 pts.
R7378TM, R7975TM, R7979TM, R0000x, R11xxx, Rx11xx, R22xx, R22xxx, Rx22xxx, R2014x, R2014xx, (õ = letter) - 1 pt.
R2014HQ, R2014ME - 5 pts.
Band Multipliers: (You may multiply the value of your contacts by the
factor shown below).
For Russia and Europe: 1
For Asia and Africa: 2
For North America, South America, Australia, and Oceania: 3
Electronic Awards will be automatically available on the official website upon fulfilment of the requirements. Electronic Awards are handled by the Award sponsors. Electronic Awards will be processed in an automatic mode, based on the logs supplied by the special-event stations. No applications are required.
Applications for hard-copy Awards can be filled out on the official website (http://ok2014.ru ). Fees can also be transferred through that website. Hard-copy Award applicants can obtain additional stickers (endorsements) for bands (160-10 m) and modes (Phone, CW, and Digital) at no extra charge. Fees applicable to hard-copy Awards: USD 10.00 for foreign ones. One fee applies even if you order two or three Awards in respective categories (Bronze, Silver, and Gold). Hard-copy Awards will be processed on the basis of the logs supplied by the special-event stations. No log extracts are required from the applicants.
Tks Henryk SP9JPA
Nov 25, 2013 to ?
The Ukraine is Europe! Award
The award "Ukraine is Europe!" is issued to OM/SWL for contacts with radio stations that actively support the Ukrainian people's longing for a European oriented existence instead of one that looks to Russia.
Available to all licensed amateurs and SWLs.
Contacts after 25 November 2013 on all bands and all modes.
Ukrainian participants of the program are being asked to send their location as the city/Ukraine/Europe (city/UKR/EU) or/and announce during QSO their participation in this program.
a, Ukrainian stations: make 50 QSO in the program.
b. Other stations: 1 QSO with a station that operated in the program as /P or /A (operating in the outdoors) or 10 QSO with stations that operated in the program from their home QTH.
c. SWLs: 50 HRD QSO with stations that operated in the program as /P.
The award is free of charge in the electronic version and will be sent by
Your application should be sent in the form of an ADIF or CABRILLO format file. Apply to: award manager: Ihor Sokorchuk, UR3LCM.
E-mail: <email@example.com> Internet: http://radon.doolru.org.ua/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4470&catid=38&Itemid=60
20 December 2013 to 19 January 2014
ITALY "TELEGRAPHY HUMANITY HERITAGE "
For a long time, the Italian National Amateur Radio Association ( A.R.I.) has been dealing, in its editions of radio magazine, with a proposal to the secretariat of the "World Heritage Center" and to "C.N.I. UNESCO" in order to make the CW (Morse Code) a part of the intangible humanity heritage. Considering the importance the CW has always had in the course of the past decades for the communication among the peoples and particularly for safety at sea, we are confident that this project will come true. If the proposal were accepted , it would actually be a further acknowledgement of the genius of two leading figures : Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the radio, which can be regarded as the noblest means of communication, and, a century before, Samuel Morse, the inventor of the Morse code. Thus, to help publicize its efforts towards this remarkable event , the leadership of the A.R.I. section of Marcon (Venezia) has thought it proper to organize the award "Telegraphy Humanity Heritage".
1. PERIOD : the award time begins on the 20th of December , 2013 (00.00 UTC)
and ends on the 19th of January, 2014 (24.00 UTC).
2. STATION : the special call sign II3CW will be active and the award requires all contacts be made with this one station.
3. QSO : each QSO, made in the same day in different mode and band, is worth one point.
4. CATEGORIES : two categories are provided: "Morse" and "Mixed"
a. Morse: CW
b. Mixed: CW (obligatory) plus SSB or PSK31 or RTTY
5. QSO AWARD : To earn the award a minimum number of QSOs is required, as follows:
1) Morse: 20 QSOs.
2) MIxed: 5 QSO on CW , plus 10 QSOs made in the other modes (SSB or PSK31 or RTTY).
b. ALL OTHERS
1) Morse: 6 QSOs
2) Mixed: 4 QSO in CW, plus 2 QSO made in the other modes (SSB or PSK31 or RTTY)
c. SWL :only "MIxed" – 5 QSO in CW (obligatory), plus 10 QSO in the other modes (SSB or PSK31 or RTTY)
Note: By " QSO" it is meant a contact between II3CW and any
applicant, using CW – PSK31 – RTTY – modes. Look for II3CW who will be
a. CQ AWARD "CW HUMANITY HERITAGE" II3CW II3CW K
b. CALL SSB mode: The call in English will be as follows: AWARD "CW HUMANITY HERITAGE" II3CW.
6. REPORTS AND NUMBERS: The station will pass only the RST reports and possibly
the naval code if you are a member of one of the European Naval Ham clubs.
7. AWARD REQUESTS: The certificate can be automatically downloaded from the website of A.R.I. Marcon which is: http://www.arimarcon.it
Printed versions will be sent directly only to those radioamateurs without an Internet connection, who should send their application via traditional mail to: IQ3GA, ARI MARCON P.O. BOX 7, MARCON 30020 – VENEZIA – ITALY. For those requesting the paper version, the fee of 10€ or $ 15 (USD) is required.
8. EXPIRY DATE : requests for the certificate must be received no later than 30th of June, 2014.
E-mail : INFO@ARIMARCON.IT
Tks PA3CUZ 12/11/13
December 25, 2013 - January 15, 2014
BELARUS Diploma "Snow Maiden"
To obtain the award "The Snow Maiden" is necessary in the period from 25 December 2013 to 15 January 2014 to conduct radio communications (SWL) with female operators of Belarus.
For Europe - 100 points.
Asia - 50 points.
For other continents - 20 points.
Each QSO with a YL operator from Belarus = 10 points.
Each QSO, conducted with YL operator during the period from 31.12.2013 to 02.01.2014 = 20 points.
Look for QSOs on the 80, 20 and 15 meters, only SSB mode.
Belarusian club radio stations with a YL operator give the same number of points as individual radio YL. Same operator of the club station may be counted either in another day or on another band, regardless of the shift operator. For non-club stations repeat QSOs made on different bands or different days count for the award.
Fee for the printed version of the award: Belarus stations: $3.5 LPG - $ 5 for the rest - $ 10.
For war veterans and women - free.
For collective stations pay only for postage.
Requests can be sent to the chairman of the the commission: Andrey Ivanov EW7BB email address EW7BB@Ya.ru or address: 213827, Belarus, Mogilev., Bobruisk, p / o number 27 and / I 60 Kukleva Svetlana Anatolevne.
Diploma is available in electronic form. In the application , you must specify the electronic version. The electronic version of the diploma is free.
Tks K1BV Research 12/20/13
2014 Very Short Term Awards
1 - 31 January 2014
UKRAINE 75th Anniversary of the Kirovograd Region
Sponsored by the Kirovograd Amateur Radio Club to celebrate the occasion of
the 75th Anniversary of the Kirovograd Region.
a. Make at least 3 QSOs with special event station EM75V or
b. Make 5 QSOs with amateur radio stations located in the Kirovograd Region of the Ukraine, (Look for stations os the UR#V - UZ#V series) PLUS one QSO with EM75V.
Contacts must be made during the period of 1-31 January 2014.
The electronic certificate is FREE of charge, and will be delivered to your e-mail address in the form of an image file which you may print.
Apply to award manager UR5VIB: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tks QRZ.com and OE1UHA
1-31 January 2014
DENMARK EUROPEAN MEN’s HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 (5P14EHC)
On the occasion of the European Handball Championship for Men January 12th – 26th, 2014, being hosted in Denmark, Danish radio amateurs will be active with special event call, 5P14EHC, during the period from January 1st to January 31st, 2014 All bands inclusive WARC-bands and all modes may be used, except cross-mode, cross-band contacts and contacts via repeater and echo-link.
An award is available for making contacts with 5P14EHC.
Gold award: QSO on 4 different bands regardless the mode
Silver award: QSO on 3 different bands regardless the mode
Bronze award: QSO on 2 different bands regardless the mode
B. European stations:
Gold award: QSO on 7 different bands regardless the mode
Silver award: QSO on 5 different bands regardless the mode
award: QSO on 3 different bands regardless the mode
All QSOs must be with the call sign 5P14EHC to get the award.
Electronic Award: Check your QSO’s in Club-log. Apply by sending an e-mail to award Manager OZ4CG (E-mail email@example.com ). You will get an e-mail reply with the requested award attached free of charge, so you can print it out yourself.
Paper Award: send a letter to QSL Manager OZ0J to get the paper-award, and specify which award you want. All awards to one address cost $US10 or 3 IRCs to cover our costs for printing the award and for envelope and return postage.
If you IRC’s in payment, they must be of the new "Water of Life" design which are valid until December 31st 2017. You may also pay via Paypal on our homepage www.5p14ehc.dk
If you have any questions about our award, please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our log will be available at www.clublog.org/logsearch/5p14ehc
Please check out that the needed QSO’s for the award/s are in our log, before you send your award request. The deadline for award application is December 31st 2014.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
Tks DH1PAL 9/25/13
1 - 31 January 2014
Brave Radio Friends: Radio Activity Award January 2014
The award is sponsored by BRAVE RADIO
FRIENDS and can be applied for by amateur radio stations or short wave
The rules are simple: During the month of January 2014 work (OP) or hear (SWL) as many DXCC-entities as possible. No band or mode restrictions. All entities count only once, regardless of band or mode.
For the award a minimum of 20 DXCC-entities is required. The number of DXCC entities worked/heard will be entered in the award.
Send your application with log extract
(please pdf, doc, xls or jpg) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Deadline of the application is February 28, 2014.
You can only apply for a pdf-version of the award and there is no award fee.
Tks Hans DE3EAR 12/16/13
1 - 31 January 2014
POLAND Commemorative Mark HF2014GPP
Club Krótkofalarski SP3YAC at Aeroklubie Pilskiej has obtained special event call sign HF2014 which commemorates the organization of the Powiat PILSKI. (A powiat is the smallest unit of government activity in Poland.) The station HF2014GPP will be active during the entire month of January 2014, using modes of SSB, CW, DIGI.
All stations who work this special event stations two times during this period (even two contacts on the same band, but on different days) will be able to earn e-Diploma delivered to you in a PDF file. Send QSO information to: email@example.com .
Tks VU2UR 1/21/14
January 4-6, 2014
COLUMBIA DIPLOMA FAIR MANIZALES
The Manizales Fair, held annually in the Colombian city of
Manizales , known for its bullfighting season, events, concerts,
exhibitions and the International Coffee Pageant , among many other
things. This fair has Spanish roots and is inspired by the April Fair in
Seville , taking several of their customs, but also with many customs of
the coffee region, especially in the Andean region . Begins Jan. 4 and
ends on January 11.
To earn this award, contact special event station 5K6RM on 2 or more bands during the period January 4, 2014 to January 6, 2014. They will be active on 80m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m and 2m, using modes of SSB and RTTY.Send an e-mail application to: firstname.lastname@example.org , or by confirming through Log QRZ.com via eQSL.
Description of the Fair: http://feriademanizales.gov.co/
8 January to 14 August 2014
120th Birthday Of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (SP3RN)
The Award is issued by the Warsaw and Warsaw-Praga Branches of PZK, in co-operation with Radio Niepokalanów and honors the memory of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe SP3RN, a priest and prisoner in a German Concentration Camp who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. Kolbe was canonized on 10 October 1982 by Pope John Paul II, and declared a martyr of charity. He is the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, and the pro-life movement. John Paul II declared him "The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century".
The Award shall be granted for two-way QSO’s (or HRD’s) with
special-event stations operating to celebrate the two Anniversaries during the
period from 8 January to 14 August 2014.
Any mode and any band QSO’s/HRD’s are valid for the Award.
The following special event stations are expected to operate from Poland and
1. HF120MK (Adam SP5APU), Blonie
2. SN120MK (Edward SP5CGN), Blonie
3. SN120MMK (SP5KOG Club), Blonie
4. SN0MMK (SP5PEP Club), Warszawa
5. HF0RN (Jurek SP5NZA), Milanówek
6. SN0RN (Mariusz SQ5M), Teresin
7. SN75RN (SP5PPA Club), Warszawa; Niepokalanów
8. 3Z120SMK (Janusz SP9BRP, Henryk SP9JPA), Kraków (08.01-28.01.2014 only)
9. II2SMK (Luca IZ2SOG), Varese, Italy (08.01-28.01.2014 only)
One QSO/HRD with the principal special event station SN75RN is mandatory.
1. SP: SN75RN plus 4 other special-event stations;
2. EU: SN75RN plus 2 other special-event stations;
3. DX: SN75RN plus 1 other special-event station.
Electronic Awards are offered free of charge. Please send your application with a log extract to Award Manager, Jerzy SP5SSB: email@example.com .
If you wish to receive a hard-copy Award, please include postage as follows: SP – either a priority stamp (PLN 2.35) or a registered-mail stamp (PLN 4.55), EU/DX – 3 IRC’s (or equivalent). Please send your written application to: WOT PZK, P.O. Box 636, 00-950 Warszawa 1, Poland.
Apply on or before deadline of 30 September 2014.
St. Maximilian: http://stmaximiliansp3rn.blogspot.com
Henryk SP9JPA: http://sp9jpa.blogspot.com
Radio Niepokalanów: http://www.radioniepokalanow.pl
Tks SP9JPA 12/19/13 (Corrections made 12/20/13)
January 8 to 28, 2014
ITALY 120 Years Of Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe’s Birth Award
The Award is sponsored by the A.R.I. Club in Varese, in collaboration with our Polish friends, celebrating the Anniversary of Father Maximilian Kolbe. The Award will be granted for contacts with the Italian station II2SMK, its Polish sister-station 3Z120SMK, and the A.R.I. Varese stations. Any bands or modes OK. Award period: from 0001 UTC on 8 January 2014 to 2359 UTC on 28 January 2014.
a. Italian stations:
1 QSO with II2SMK, 1 QSO with 3Z120SMK, and either 2 QSO’s with the A.R.I. Varese Club members, or 1 QSO with the IQ2BJ Club Station.
b. European stations:
1 QSO with II2SMK, 1 QSO with 3Z120SMK, and 1 QSO with either an A.R.I. Varese Club member, or the IQ2BJ Club Station.
c. DX stations:
1 QSO with II2SMK and 1 QSO with 3Z120SMK.
The electronic Award (pdf) will be sent free of charge.Send e-award applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org ; When applying via e-mail, be sure to use the words: II2SMK Digital Award on the subject line.
Paper Awards, with the signatures of the Mayor of Varese, the Priest of the St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, and the A.R.I. Varese Club President, will be sent by mail. Fee for paper awards : 10 euros, or 15 USD, or 8 IRC’s. Send applications to: Mr. Luca Tomasi, Via Prato 15, 21032 Caravate (VA), Italy.
SWL OK on same basis. Applications should include log extracts. Application deadline: 28 February 2014. Special QSL’s will be offered by the II2SMK (IZ2SOG) and 3Z120SMK (SP9BRP) stations, confirming the event contacts.
Tks SP9JPA 1/8/ 2014
11 - 26 Jan 2014
ITALY Marconisti del C.S.I.R.
Leaving his home in Albino (Bg) Italy in May 1942, Luigi Testa , radio operator assigned to the 103rd Compagnia Radiotelegrafisti della Divisione Celere, participated in the tragic Russian campaign along with Italian Alpine troops and was taken prisoner and reported missing . After a daring escape from the prison camp, courageously and with great sacrifices, he made his way along with some fellow prisoners back to Italy in June 1943.
This year is the centenary of his birth and to remember Him, and especially to celebrate the sacrifice of the radio operators assigned to the Italian Expeditionary Corps in Russia (hereinafter ARMIR ) the ARI Albino, in conjunction with ARI Cuneo and the Radio Amateur Alpine Group organize a commemorative Award.
The commemorative Award that will be released to radio stations who request it and the confirmations of listening (QSL ) that we will send to all participants will be signed by the President of the Section of Albino, the President of the Section of Cuneo and also the Head of Radio Amateur Alpine Group.
1. Participation : OM and SWL all over the world.
2. Date and Time : From 00.00 UTC January 11 (Friday) to 23.59 UTC January 26, 2014 (Sunday).
3. Bands : 20, 40 e 80 meters.
4. Mode : SSB, CW, RTTY
5. QSO : Contact the accredited stations of A.R.I. – Branch of Albino. The same station can be contacted several times but on a different day or on the same day but using different bands or modes. The full list of accredited stations is located on www.arialbino.it and www.g-r-a-.jimdo.com.
5. Score :
a. SSB QSO with " jolly" station II1GRA = 5 points. QSO/HRD with head quarter station IQ2CP = 3 points. QSO/HRD with all others accredited stations = 1 point.
b. CW and RTTY QSO with " jolly" station II1GRA = 6 points.
c. QSO/HRD with headquarter station IQ2CP =4 points.
d. QSO/HRD with all others accredited stations =2 points.
6. Exchange : The station II1GRA, the station IQ2CP and all the accredited stations will send RS(T) and progressive QSO number. All the other stations will send RS(T) only.
7. Scoring Requirements:
a. Italian stations : 20 points (15 HRD for SWL).
b. European stations: 15 points (10 HRD for SWL).
c. Outside Europe stations: 10 points (8 HRD for SWL).
8. All requests for the award must be received not later then February 28, 2014 by regular mail to: Sezione ARI Albino – Award manager, P.O. BOX 63, 24021 Albino (BG) – ITALY.
Requests OK via e-mail (with attached log in txt format and copy of payment)
to the address email@example.com
a. Printed log or electronic file (txt file) with all your references (Call, Name, Surname and address) with the details of the QSOs as: Date, time(UTC), band, mode, station contacted, RS(T) sent, RS(T) received, progressive number received.
b. the amount of 10 euros or 15 usd (IRCs or stamps are not accepted).
c. or you can pay via Credit Card or PayPal the amount of 12 euros or 17 usd (with transaction fees) using the specific option in the Home Page on <www.arialbino.it > or using the website Menu option " Pay on-line".
Tks K1BV Research 11/15/13
26 Jan - 1 February 2014
ROMANIA 75th Anniversary of Ham Radio Activity In ARAD
Look for "YR85" prefixed Romanian stations which will be active from 26
Jan 2014 through 1 February.2014. Bands 80 through 10 meters including WARC bands. The
operations will however be focused on 80M .
You will be able to earn the YR85AA Award which is an official award of the Admira Radioclub from the city of Arad, Romania , and will be available to all licensed ham radio operators and short wave listeners (SWL).
a. GOLD ( work all 7 call-signs )
b. SILVER ( work 5 call-signs )
c. BRONZE ( work 3 call-signs ) .
Note that the special call-sign YR85AA is a mandatory QSO in all categories
of the award.
The major cities from Arad county (see below) will have a special call-sign for this event ( see below).
Send an e-mail with all QSO information no later than 1 March 2014.
Send application to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
There is no charge for the issue of the YR85AA awards, and the award will be sent via email for you to print the certificate. If you desire a hard copy there is a charge of 5 Euro per copy including the postage.
SPECIAL CALLS :
YR85AA - ADMIRA
YR85AR - ARAD
YR85LI - LIPOVA
YR85IN - INEU
YR85CC - CHISINEU CRIS
YR85PE - PECICA
YR85SE - SEBIS
Tks QRZ.com 9/29/13
Jan. 30 to Feb 28, 2014
RUSSIA "R25AFG - 25th Anniversary Withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan"
BACKGROUND: 25 years of the Soviet troops withdrawal from Afghanistan (1989-2014)
The withdrawal of Soviet combatant forces from the Afghanistan began on 15 May 1988 and successfully executed on 15 February 1989 under the leadership of Colonel-General Boris Gromov who also was the last Soviet general officer to walk from Afghanistan back into Soviet territory through the Afghan-Uzbek Bridge. Under the Geneva Accords on 15 April 1988, the Afghanistan and Pakistan signed three instruments-on principles of mutual relations, in particular non-interference and non-intervention, on the voluntary return of Afghan refugees, and on interrelationships for the settlement, which provided for phased withdrawal of foreign troops to begin on 15 May. The United States and the USSR also signed a declaration on international guarantees, stating they would both refrain from any form of interference and intervention.
In the first three-month period, it was reported that some 50,183 foreign troops had withdrawn. Another 50,100 left between 15 August 1988 and 15 February 1989. The whole time, during the withdrawal over the border, troop convoys were coming under attack by Afghan fighters. In all 523 Soviet soldiers were killed during the withdrawal.
The total withdrawal of all Soviet troops from Afghanistan was completed on 15 February 1989, in compliance with the terms of the Geneva Accords signed 10 months earlier. In a symbolic move, Lt. Gen. Boris Gromov was the last to walk from Afghanistan back into Soviet territory.
During the period from January 30 to February 28, 2014 make as many QSOs with the special call sign R25AFG. Repeat QSOs are allowed on different bands, and for each band, the station may be contacted on the modes of CW, SSB, DIGITAL (any mode) and Mixed..
The total number of QSOs will be officially displayed on the online log found at the website http://r25afg.cqvlz.ru . In case of a tie, the applicant who spent the least time making the contacts will be the winner. There is no charge for the plaque. The score on March 31, 2014 will be the final and determining one for the plaque.
Tks QRZ.ru 2/8/14
February 1 to August 12, 2014
ROMANIA 6th Annual International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics
Between the 1st and the 10th of August 2014, the city of Suceava, Romania, is hosting the 8th annual edition of the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics – http://www.ioaa2014.ro . The event will take place at the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava and will bring together participants from more than 40 countries.
The amateur radio operators from the Suceava County are promoting this event by giving an award certificate to ham operators worldwide who, between February 1st and August 12th 2014, earn 50 points by making two way contacts with specific stations in the Suceava area (see the stations and points list below) and a compulsory contact with the special call sign YR8IOAA. Contacts made in all modes and bands (HF, VHF and up) count towards the award.
SWLs are also eligible for the award. However, only the complete contact entries are valid, meaning that a valid log entry must contain both station's calls (the SWL needs to hear them both).
The award in electronic format is free of charge and can be obtained by sending the request and the log at email@example.com . The paper award can be obtained by sending by mail the request and the paper log at the address: Simioniuc Gheorghe, Universitatea "Stefan cel Mare" Suceava, Facultatea de Inginerie Electrica si Stiinta Calculatoarelor,str. Universitatii, nr.13, Romania. – The price of the paper award is 2 Euro.
In order to obtain the award, a total of 50 points must be acquired and at least one valid contact with the special call (YR8IOAA).
a. Special call sign YR8IOAA = 20 points
b. Suceava University Amateur Radio Club Stations YO8BDW, YO8SBQ, YO8SBR, YO8TLC, YO8TTT, YO8KGU = 10 points
c. Suceava County Stations: YO8AZQ, YO8DOH, YO8NR, YO8SS, YO8SKY, YO8SSH, YO8SXX, YO8SSQ, YO8KGA, YO8KGB, YO8KGT, YO8KUU, YQ8ANT, YR8D = 5 points
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/YR8IOAA And http://www.ioaa2014.ro
Tks QRZ.com 2/21/14
1 - 28 February 2014
ITALY Thirty Years Of The Founding Diploma INORC (Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club)
In 1984, Nicola Mastroviti, IT9XNM, designed and founded, INORC- Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club, the club that for the first time in Italy, gathered all the radiotelegraphists coming from the military maritime forces. INORC one of the most prestigious club of the radiotelegraphists in the world, improved a lot, giving chances to the radiotelegraphists of the marine, and from different years also to the people who demonstrate passion and experiece for Radiotelegraphy.
The thirtieth club anniversary is going to be in 2014 and for this important event INORC has thought to celebrate with a "Thirtieth Award". This award is opened to everyone who loves the CW, an occasion to celebrate all together this important event, showing how much telegraphy is still today an extraordinary way to communicate.
1. Participation: open to all amateurs and SWL Italians and foreigners.
2. Period: from 00.00 hours GMT on 1 February 2014 at 23.59 of 28 February 2014
3. Bands: 10-15-20-40-80 meters in the frequency range, recommended by the IARU.
4. Mode: CW
5. Contacts only once per band, all stations operating in CW.
6. Score: all stations are worth one point, the stations INORC / N are worth three points, the special station IQ1NM worth five points (connections valid from 01 to 01, 2011 only this station)
7. Award Requirements:
20 points for OM SWL-Italian,
15 points for OM SWL-Foreigners.
Award fee 10 Euro.
8. Log: should be sent, in Cabrillo format (via email or hard copy) to:
IZ1CLA Sauro Tonelli Via Cavalcanti 10-19038 Sarzana (SP) firstname.lastname@example.org
9. The award fee can be made through Pay Pal (email@example.com ) or payment on current account no. 4912866 payable to INORC - Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club, then sending a copy of a receipt and confirmation of payment to the Treasurer IK5DEZ Maurizio Papucci Via A. D'Ancona 15-54100 MASSA CARRARA (MS) ik5dez.spark @ gmail.com
Tks LY5J 10/22/13
1-28 February 2014
BRAZIL "80 YEARS OF LABRE COMMEMORATION''
The Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão - LABRE(Brazilian Amateur Radio League), founded on February 2, 1934, will celebrate its 80th anniversary. Throughout the month of February 2014 they will conduct a special operation to commemorate this auspicious event. During that period LABRE stations will operate from all Brazilian states, with special call signs as follows:
State Call Sign State Call Sign Acre ZZ80AC Pará ZZ80PA Alagoas ZZ80AL Paraná ZZ80PR Amapá ZZ80AP Pernambuco ZZ80PE Amazonas ZZ80AM Piauí ZZ80PI Bahia ZZ80BA Rio de Janeiro ZZ80RJ Ceará ZZ80CE Rio Grande.do N. ZZ80RN Distrito Federal ZZ80DF Rio Grande do Sul ZZ80RS Espírito Santo ZZ80ES Rondônia ZZ80RO Goiás ZZ80GO Roraima ZZ80RR Maranhão ZZ80MA Santa Catarina ZZ80SC Mato Grosso ZZ80MT São Paulo ZZ80SP Mato G. do Sul ZZ80MS Sergipe ZZ80SE Minas Gerais ZZ80MG Tocantins ZZ80TO Paraíba ZZ80PB
The operation will be conducted using all HF bands and also in the 2 meter band, with various modes of transmissions. All QSOs will be confirmed by a special commemorative QSL card by LABRE.
Specifically for QSO made from: 03:00 UTC on February 1, 2014 until 02:59 UTC on February 3, 2014, to deliver a beautiful 80 Years LABRE Diploma, just one QSO with any of the above listed stations will be needed.
All QSLs and diplomas will be sent automatically as noted in the LABRE stations logs, no need for your log data. All QSL and diplomas will be sent via the bureau.
If the participant prefers to receive a diploma or QSL
via direct, you must send your QSL as follows:
• to receive QSL: 1 IRC or $US2 (maximum 3 QSL each envelope).
• to receive diploma: 3 IRC or $US5.
Send request to: LABRE 80 YEARS, P.O Box Postal 4, 70351-970 Brasilia – DF, BRAZIL.
To receive the QSL or the diploma via bureau, it is not necessary to send your QSL, but LABRE, defender of that tradition and courtesy existing on the world amateur radio, will feel very honored to receive the QSL cards of all participants. Stations who work each of the 27 commemorative stations will automatically receive the Diploma WAB " Worked All Brazil ", without request and without charge.
Tks PA3CUZ and SP9JPA 1/22/14
Friends: Antarctica Activity Award February 2014
is available only as a pdf and there is no award fee. Deadline
for application is March 31, 2014.
Deadline for application is March 31, 2014.
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet (2) http://www.waponline.it
Tks DE3EAR 2/2/2014
1 - 28 February, 2014
USA In Loyal Memory of JY1 King Hussein of Jordan
King Hussein bin Talal (14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was King of Jordan from the abdication of his father, King Talal, in 1952, until his death. Hussein's rule extended through the Cold War and four decades of Arab-Israeli conflict. He recognized Israel in 1994, becoming the second Arab head of state to do so (after Anwar Sadat in 1978/1979). He was always recognized by amateur radio operators by his unique call sign of "JY1". This award is sponsored by the ARAB QRZ CLUB on the recognition of the 15th anniversary of the King’s death in 1999. The president of this group is Ayman Azar KB9GSY, 4421 Clark Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46327.
The Arab QRZ Club and Its members will make QSOs on all bands, all modes. In addition, all amateurs with an Arab heritage are invited to participate in and sign with their own country’s issued personal call signs. They are asked to mention that they are with the Special Event Station. All such stations participating world wide, will have their call sign posted on the website www.arabqrz.com
Requirements: A certificate will be Issued for any station that makes five contacts with participating stations.
These stations will be active, and certainly, other stations of Arab heritage will be added:7X2TV, 7X5HY, 7X3DL, OD5NJ, OD5YY, SU1HZ, KK4OW, KK4OK, KB9GSY, 7X2DD.
Rules Of This Event:
1- All hams are welcome to be a part of this event.
2- Hams who participate in this event must register with the international club www.arabqrz.com or Email the sponsor directly at email@example.com .
3- Participating hams must print a special QSL card that the sponsor will provide a template.
The card will have the operators call sign & info on it.
QSL cards can be ordered for around $80.00 USD per 1000 cards shipped from gGennady UX5UO http://ux5uoqsl.com/ .
4- Participating stations must send a log via email In ADIF Format To Admin@arabqrz.com to determine worked stations status for the worked five event station award.
5- All participating hams must sign with their own call signs from their countries of operation, NO portable designator but operators must say they are special event station for JY1.
Tks PA3CUZ 2/3/14
7 - 20 February 2014
POLAND Staropolskie Day Activities 2014
Staropolskie Days will be held during the period from 7 to 20 February 2014. This year it will be the fifth anniversary of these activity periods and another opportunity to earn a Certificate documenting the occasional joint celebration of the establishment of our branch.
The following special calls will be active:
SP7PTM - HF51SDA master station SDA
SPTPOS - 3Z51POS
SP7PFD - 3Z51PFD
SP7PSQ - 3Z51PSQ
SP7PSW - 3Z51PSW
SP7AH - Paul 3Z51P
SP7SEW - Rysiek 3Z51S
SQ7OXU - Dominik 3Z51OXU
SP5DQ - Stanislaw 3Z51DQ
SP7MOC - Piotr 3Z51MOC
A list of all members of the OT-51 can be found on their internet site noted
To earn the certificate, you must collect a minimum of 51 points for establishing communications with members of the OT-51 and special stations.
QSO with a station HF51SDA = 10 pts. - Contact is mandatory.
QSOs with stations 3Z51P, 3Z51S, 3Z51OXU, 3Z51DQ, 3Z51MOC, 3Z51POS, 3Z51PFD, 3Z51PSQ, 3Z51PSW = 5 points.
QSO with other members of the OT-51 = 1 point.
Stations may be contacted on different bands and modes for award credit. (CW, Phone, Digi, FM).
The Certificate in electronic format ( PDF) is free. The traditional paper
award costs 10 zloty.
Send e-mail list of your log extract showing all necessary QSO data no later than 15 March 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org .Make sure you include your call sign in the message.
The mailing address, if needed is: Staropolski Oddzial Terenowy PZK, OT 51, Ul. Sienkiewicza 160 B, 27-400 Ostrowiec S'wie;tokrzyski, POLAND.
K1BV Research 2/9/14
9 - 23 February 2014
SICILY Diploma "Famous people Siciliani " (#1 Luigi Pirandello)
The Association MSAR - Amateur Radio Sicilians in the World presents the
diploma Famous Sicilians.
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 . Each province has its illustrious citizens worthy of praise and good examples of cultural and civic engagement .
The diploma consists of honoring 10 famed Sicilian personages, to each of
these will be dedicated a commemorative diploma. The diploma will be issued to
OM and SWL in the award manager who will present the documentation required by
the regulation. In addition, for those who meet the requirements of 5 of
these awards, will be awarded a special plaque at NO charge. There are two
events each year, lasting 15 days each.
The famous Sicilian persons will be commemorated as follows: Luigi Pirandello, Giovanni Verga, Antonello da Messina, Vincenzo Bellini , Archimedes from Syracuse , Leonardo Sciascia , Guttuso , Ettore Majorana , Salvatore Quasimodo, and Francesco Crispi
The first diploma will be dedicated to Luigi Pirandello
|Luigi Pirandello 28 June 1867 – 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and the stage".Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays, some of which are written in Sicilian. Pirandello's tragic farces are often seen as forerunners of the Theatre of the Absurd. (Tks WIKIPEDIA)|
Period of Activity : 9 February to 23 February 2014
a. Italian stations need 50 points
b. Foreign stations 30 points
Cost of the award: a contribution of € 12,00 ( € dodici/00 ) or 16 U.S.
The award fee may be paid electronically by these two methods:
a. Post Pay No. 4023 6006 0487 7680 addressed to: Gambino Carmelo Tax Code GMBCML65L04G273M .
b. PAYPAL at the following email address : email@example.com (insert in the message and make sure your mailing address is included.)
c. or (at the risk of the sender) can be sent in an envelope with the application and to the log .
Award Requests should be accompanied by Log extract and copy of the payment receipt (or the cash ) and should be sent by the end of the month following the course of the diploma to: Carmelo Gambino - via G. Galilei , 163 - 90145 Palermo or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tks K1BV Research 2/17/14
15 - 23 February 2014
ITALY 16th VOLTA International Memorial Day Award
The Italian Radio Amateur Association of Como organizes the “16th VOLTA INTERNATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY 2014” Award, with the special support of the Como’s Township, to commemorate the anniversary of Alessandro Volta’s birthday on the 18th February 1745, (He was the inventor of the battery, discoverer of dynamic electricity and methane gas). The Award participation is worldwide and open to ham radio operators and SWL. alike.
PERIOD: Contacts may be made between 00:00 UTC of February 15 2014 to 24:00
UTC of February 23 2014.
CLASS A (HF Bands) : 3,5 – 7 – 14 – 21 – 28 Mc bands.
a. Italian Hams need 20 points.
b. Foreign Hams need 10 points.
CLASS B (VHF Bands): 50 – 144 – 432 Mc bands.
a. Italian Hams need 10 points.
b. Foreign Hams need 5 points.
MODES: SSB – CW – RTTY – PSK31 – FM (only class B award).
Ham Stations of Como will call “CQ VOLTA INTERNATIONAL” and will give the
(RS-T) and a progressive number for the contacts.
a. Ham Stations of Como with a personal call and QSL card =1 point.
b. Contacts with the special call sign = 2 points .
c. The special call sign II2V = 3 points. QSL manager is IK2AQZ.
d. Each ham station may be contacted on the same day just one time per band only.
Applications and fee of 10 euro must be sent within March 31 2014, to: ARI Sezione di Como P.O.Box 144 I-22100 COMO Italy.
Tks K1BV Research 2/17/14
17 - 23 Feb 2014
UKRAINE TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA Award
This is an Award dedicated to all the Researchers in Antarctica, and is issued with the support of the Ukrainian Radio Clubs : UADXC, DELTA CLUB, RIVNE DX CLUB, UFF (Ukrainian Flora Fauna). Terra Australis Incognita, is available to Hams that have made contacts with "Special Callsigns" Radio stations during the WAP Antarctic Activity Week (17-23 Feb 2014) as well as stations that did operate from Antarctica or did work and wintered in Antarctica at any of the Research Stations, Marine and seasonal expedition and/or on board research vessels and aircraft.
a. 1 QSO with an Amateur Radio station in Antarctica.
b. 1 QSO with Special stations that operate during the AAW (Antarctic Activity Week) of the WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program )
c. 2 QSOs with Amateur radio stations anywhere in the world who have worked in the past and/or wintered in Antarctica in a Research stations, marine and seasonal expedition and/or on board Research vessels and aircraft.
Items a. and c. above require the contacts have to be made starting
Item b. contacts must be made during the AAW week.
Any bands, any modes OK; same rules are also valid for SWLs . The award is available in electronic form. Send your request in the form of a Log extract, to the Award manager Pavlo UT1KY: e-mail: email@example.com
TNX Pavlo UT1KY 2/19/14
February 20 - 24, 2014
USA 2014 Daytona 500 Special Event Station
Make one contact with the Special Event Station N4DAB during the period of the Daytona 500 Race. The QSLs will be mailed and you may receive either an electronic certificate (print yourself) or a high quality color printed award via mail. The cost for printing the cards comes from your donations and the rest from out of our own pockets. We are NOT financially supported by the Speedway or the City of Daytona Beach. Donations can be made in cash, check, or PayPal. WE appreciate any donation, no matter how big or small!
For an electronic e-mailed certificate, please send your request and QSO data via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org . There is no cost for this certificate when delivered by e-mail.
For a printed, USPS mailed certificate with a QSL Card, send your QSL card with date, time, frequency, and report along with $5 cash or check (checks made payable to "Steve Szabo WB4OMM") at this address: Daytona Beach CERT Amateur Radio Club, c/o Steve Szabo WB4OMM, Trustee, 536 Central Park Blvd., Port Orange, FL 32127-1136, USA.
Or if you want to send the request/funds via PayPal………Send $5.00 via PayPal to email@example.com , with your QSO data and call in the comments section. Please make sure you note the transfer as a gift, not services or products!! We are not a business!
The $5 covers:
Custom printed color certificate on heavy stock, and a QSL Card
For DX Stations:
Same directions as USA Stations but:
For printed certificate request and QSL Cards, make sure to send US funds!
For just a printed QSL Card, make sure your SASE has proper US postage or include $3.00 US funds for postage to return to your home country. We cannot accept IRCs at this time. For a certificate, send $7.00 and we will send you the QSL and Certificate in the mail.
N4DAB has cards available via the ARRL single-letter prefix bureau, currently: The Carolina DX Association, W4 K4 N4 QSL Bureau, PMB#305, 631 Brawley School Rd STE 200B ,Mooresville, NC 28117-6209. N4DAB is in the LoTW and eQSL system, and the logs will be uploaded to the system as soon as we can acquire and merge the logs from the operators. The full log should be uploaded within 30 days of the conclusion of the event.
Tks QRZ.com 2/21/14
Feb 20 to May 31, 2014
RUSSIA 50th Anniversary of Village Youth
Radio Club "youth", Moscow region, is sponsoring days of activity
devoted to the 50 anniversary of the village Youth, and offers a commemorative
diploma dedicated to this memorable date.
Requirements: During the period from 20 February to May 31, 2014 year you must earn 50 points for radio communication with the following categories of amateur radio stations:
1. collective radio station R5DV youth = 10 points.
2. radio amateurs members of PIC - Youth = 5 points. (List found at: http://mo28.umi.ru/radiolyubiteli_p_molodyozhnyj/
3. members of the SRR MO NARO-fominsk = 5 points. (List found at: http://nara-srr.ru/index/mo_srr_2013/0-7 )
4. members of the AFRC, comprised of those who currently or previously have served in the STRATEGIC ROCKET FORCES = 3 points
5. the members of the AFRC = 1 point. (List found at: http://www.afaru.ru/index.php?section=doc&doc=log
Repeat QSOS are permitted on different bands and modes for award credit. In the case the radio station's relationship is for more than one category, the scoring is based on the highest number of points.
The diploma is issued in electronic and printed form. Your application must include your e-mail address and a log extract. This data will be verified in an online logging system which contains contact data. Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org . For those wishing to the award in paper format, contact sponsor for price and mailing information.
1 - 31 March 2014
MOLDOVA Diploma Martsishor
Diploma "Martsishor" established Amateur Radio Association of Moldova (ARM) in honor of the traditional festival and celebration of spring meetings "Martsishor" and is issued for making two-way QSO (or SWL) with radio stations in the countries which celebrate this holiday: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine.
Martisor is an old Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring, on March the 1st, which according to old calendar was also considered as the beginning of the new year. Symbolically, it is correlated to women and to fertility as a means of life and continuity. The tradition is authentic in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians and Aromanians. Alike though not identical customs can be found in Bulgaria, while similar ones exist in Albania, Greece and Italy.
Conditions for obtaining a diploma: During the celebration of the "Martsishor"a period from 1st to 31st March, make at least one QSO with 5 of the different countries:
Albania - ZA
Bulgaria - LZ
Greece - SV
Macedonia - Z3
Moldova - ER
Romania - YO
Chernivtsi region of Ukraine (Northern Bukovina) - UR1Y
Radio QSOs are conducted on any band and mode. SWL diploma issued on similar
Send a log extract with all QSO/SWL data, certified in local amateur radio organization or 2 licensed amateur stations. No restrictions on time, every year from 1st to 31st March, but no more than 3 consecutive years.
To earn an additional special souvenir - make contacts with at least 5 districts of the Republic of Moldovae. Stations with prefixes ER6-ER0 replace any one missing region of Moldova.
The award Diploma "Martsishor" is FREE. Hams have only to pay postage for sending the award: :
Moldova - 1 IRC or the equivalent in lei
For LPG - 3 IRC or the equivalent in rubles or hryvnia
For Europe - 4 IRC or equivalent in USD or EURO
For other continents - 5 IRC or equivalent in USD or EURO
Applications for the award and payment for the shipment should be sent to the award manager ER1FF, PO BOX 1414, Kishinev, MD-2043, Moldova, EU.
Tks PA3CUZ 3/2/14
1 - 16 March 2014
ITALY Italian Navy Coastal Award
The A.R.M.I. Group (Radio Operators of the Italian Navy) sponsors this award recognizing the contributions of the former S / T coast stations which served the Italian Navy. Contacts should be made between 1 March 00.00UTC and 24:00 UTC March 16, 2014 to be valid for this award. SWL OK.
Contact the special call signs (IIØIDP, IIØIDR, IIØICH, IIØIGU, II1ICS, II1IGG, II3ICZ, II5IDK, II7ICE, II7ICT, II9IGA, II9IGJ, II9ICF) and former coast station active on all bands in CW modes, SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31.
Points needed:Italian stations need 30 points, Europeans 15 and all others need 5 points.
a. All Navy shore stations = 10 points.
b. ARMI club stations count on CW for 3 points, PSK31, RTTY for 2 points and SSB = 1 point. .
c. For 2014, the Joker (wildcard) Station is II1IGG from Genoa = 25 points in all modes.
d. ARMI club stations may be contacted up to 3 times a day. 1 time on x CW, 1 time on digital modes and 1 time on phone. The coastal stations and the wildcard station may be contacted one time per day.
Send your log extract no later than June 30, 2014 with copy of your QSL plus fee of 10€ or $US15 to: Alberto Mattei IT9MRM, Via E. Millo 20, I-96011 Augusta (SR), Italy.
Internet http://www.assoradiomarinai.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=75 or http://www.assoradiomarinai.it/coastal14/regolamento_ITNAVY_COASTAL_14.pdf
Tks PA3CUZ 3/2/14
1 March to 30 November 2014
LATVIA RIGA-ECC-2014 Award
Riga, Latvia was elected as the European Capital of Culture for 2014 and throughout the year, its residents and guests will participate in many different events. Riga radio amateurs are sponsoring an award, the "RIGA - European Capital of Culture - 2014 " to mark this honor. Earn the award by contacting Riga and Riga district Latvian stations with special call signs that will be active from 1 March to 30 November 2014. The calls will include YL2014 prefixes.
a. Modes: CW - PHONE - DIGI
b. Bands: HF and VHF according to the IARU band plan.
c. Points :
For each QSO with one special callsign YL2014 one point is assigned.
Repeated QSOs are permitted for award credit when made on different bands and modes.
d. Points required for the award:
GOLD: 50 points;
SILVER: 25 points;
BRONZE: 10 points.
The award is available for FREE in electronic format in PDF format. Send e-mail to email@example.com with log extract including points claimed for the award.
Tks SQ6CU 3/1/14
March 1 to April 30, 2014
RUSSIA 80th Anniversary of the Vostok-1 Spacecraft
UE80V is a special call sign used from March 1 to April 30, 2014 to celebrate the 80th birthday of the first astronaut Yuri Gagarin and his first spaceflight on April 30, 1961. This is an award sponsored by the Activity Smolensk Group (Smolensk region, Russia). Contact several special call signs on the air.
Special call signs:
a. R1961G ("Man in space"), (station will be active 1 - 30 April 2014)
b. RG1961PP ("Planet Pioneer"),
c. UE80G ("The first astronaut Gagarin"),
d. UE80YG("Yuri Gagarin 80 years"),
e. UE80V("The Vostok-1 spacecraft)").
Earn a total of 80 points for the award:
10 points for each QSO with special stations RP61PP, R80KEDR, UE80G, UE80YG.
20 points for QSO with bonus station R1961G.
Same station may be worked on other bands and modes (CW, SSB, any DIGITAL) for award credit.
Note, extra 10 points for your FIRST QSO with RG1961PP.
When you have earned the 80 points, you may apply for a special certificate on the website: www.12APRIL1961.ru. An automatic log will confirm you have qualified for the award and you will be able to download a digital version at no cost. .
Also on QRZ.com: http://www.qrz.com/db/UE80V
Tks K1BV Research 2/11/14
1 - 31 March 2014
UKRAINE 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko’s Birth.
The Chernihiv branch of the UARL is organizing the activity of special event stations and resident amateurs of the Chernigiv Region to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko. For QSOs (SWLs) with radio amateurs of Chernigiv region, the participants will be awarded with special diploma "Taras’ ways. Chernihiv region".
Requirement: Earn at least 200 points.
a. QSOs (SWLs) with anniversary stations EO200RK , EM200RT, EN200RT, EO200RT = 20 points are counted. (One contact with EO200RK is mandatory).
b. QSOs (SWLs) with all other radio stations of the Chernigiv region =10 points.
c. Repeated QSOs with the same station are allowed if made on different bands or modes.
This diploma is free of charge and is awarded in a digital version. Send a log extract of the contacts which total 200 points or more to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
1 - 31 March 2014
ROMANIA 88-th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST ROMANIAN RADIO CLUB
On the 18-th of March 1926 in the city of Craiova was founded the Association "RADIO CRAIOVA", later renamed "RADIO CLUB CRAIOVA". The event is remembered during the period 1 - 31 May 2014. The call sign YR88CV has the following significance:
YR - this prefix, was used by Romanian radioamateurs since 01 March 1936. Some of the older prefixes used by radio amateurs were BR5 (Balcan Romania) between 1925 and 1927 and the CV5 (Craiova) prefix. Since the 1-st of March 1927, according IARU regulation of that era, ER5 (Europe Romania) prefix was used until 01 March 1936.
88 - the number of years since the formation of the club in Craiova which adapted and survived all this time, passing through the complex recent history of Romania.
CV - the prefix for Romania from 1925 - 1927 and used by members of "Radioclubul Craiova" association.
An award is available during this celebration. The requirements are as
a. Europeans: 1 QSO with YR88CV and any 10 other Romanian stations.
b. Outside Europe: 1 QSO with YR88CV and any 3 other Romanian stations.
c. VHF/UHF: 1 QSO with YR88CV and any 3 other Romanian stations. (These may include QSOs made by repeaters and Echolink.
d. ECHO-LINK YO7LMU-L Node 653531: 5 QSOs with YO7KAJ members. as follows:
YO7 AHR, AMK, AOT, AOZ, ARY, ARZ, AWZ YO7 BEN, BGA, BGB, BID, BKX
YO7 CFD, CJU, CKP, COA, COU, CWP, CYT, DBR, DEK, DEM, DEN, DJ, DO
YO7 EA, FIJ, GPG, GPN HBP, HBY, HYP, IDY JBY KAJ
YO7 LAI, LAT, LBU, LDT, LFV, LGI, LHA, LHC, LHE, LHN, LHT, LID, LJI, LJJ, LJZ, LKO, LLB, LMU, LTI, LTQ, LWD, LWL, LYM
YO7 MDE, MGG, MGH, MJA, MJT, MNY, MOA, NJ, NK, RFH, SG
YP7 M, P, Y
5B4AJD NJ9R VA2AAB, VE3MIA VK2SOL
The award is free of charge when issued in electronic format. If it is
requested in paper printed format, the cost is 5€ or 6 IRC.
Send an e-mail request and ADIF log at email@example.com for the electronic issued award.
Mailing address for the paper format is: Clubul Sportiv Municipal Craiova, P.O.Box 107, RO-200850 Craiova-1, ROMANIA.
Tks QRZ.com 2/28/14
March 1 - 31, 2014
RUSSIA "Dalmatovo-155th Anniversary of A.S.Popov"
This award commemorates the 155th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Stepanovich Popov – the Russian inventor of radio. The regional office of the Union of Radio Fans of Russia of the Kurgan region together with the Federal state unitary enterprise "URFO Radio-frequency Center" are sponsoring this award, "Dalmatovo - 155 years to A.S.Popov".
Requirements: Earn a total of 155 points during the period March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014.
a. QSOs with the special event station R155RP = 25 points. (Mandatory contact.)
b. The club and individual radio amateur stations working from Dalmatovo of the Kurgan region, the URFO radio-frequency center (RF8R, RF8J, RF8CSR, RF8CN) station, anjy of the special stations working in honor of the 155 anniversary since the birth of A.S.Popov, which use the number 155 in their call signs, and also stations R1ASP and RF1A = 10 points.
c. Individual radio amateur stations of the Kurgan region = 5 points.
d, During the period from March 7 to March 10 R155RP will work from Saint Uspenskogo Dalmatovsky's territory of a men's monastery where A.S.Popov studied (1869-1871). During the specified period, and also on March 16 (in birthday of A.S.Popov) contacts with this radio station will = 50 points. On March 7, 8, 9, 10 and 16 contacts with R155RP may be worked even if such contacts are repeated contacts.
e. For junior club radio stations and for operators younger than age 18 years, points are multiplied by 2.
f. VHF QSOs are multiplied by 3.
g. Repeat QSOs are allowed on different bands and different modes (CW, SSB, DIGI).
The diploma "Dalmatovo is-155 years to A.S.Popov" is given in two options – electronic and paper. Both options are FREE of charge.
Apply before April 30, 2014 to the address: Email: RW9RO@yandex.ru or by Mail: Shigurov Stanislav Vasilyevich, P.O. Box 3777, Kurgan 640032, Russia.
Your application must include:
1 . Your call sign.
2 . Surname, name and middle name.
3 . Log Extract in any form and quantity of points claimed for each contact.
4 . Type of the diploma requested (paper or electronic).
5 . E-mail address for sending electronic version of the diploma.
6 . The exact postal address for sending paper option diploma.
Send all questions to RW9RO@yandex.ru
Tks QRZ.ru 2/28/14
3 - 10 March 2014
UKRAINE KOBZAR – 200
The award is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras G. Shevchenko.
Organizer: Cherkasy Regional Radio Club When: from March 3, 00:00 UTC through March 10, 23:59 UTC 2014.
Radio Amateurs from all countries are invited to participate in the activity days. To receive the diploma «KOBZAR - 200» it is necessary to earn at least 200 points during the period from March 3 to March 10 for contacts made on HF bands. It is necessary to make at least 10 QSOs with radio amateurs in the Cherkasy region the Ukraine plus at least 2 QSOs with radio stations whose prefixes are EM200, EN200, EO200 (a total not less than 12 QSO).
Conditions to receive the diploma by the SWL stations are similar. To receive the diploma „KOBZAR-200" Cherkasy region radio amateurs must log at least 200 QSOs in the activity days.
a, QSO with the radio stations EM200TARAS; EN200TARAS and EO200TARAS = 20 points;
b. QSO with the radio stations, that have the prefix EM200; EN200 and EO200 = 15 points;
c. QSO with radio stations: bridge Kaniv and Korsun – Shevchenkivskyi, from the memorial complex «Tarasova krynytsa (an urban village of Lysyanka), villages of Moryntsi and Shevchenkove Zvenigorodka district, Cherkasy region, club statuibs in Cherkasy region = 10 points;
d, QSO with amateur radio station of the Cherkasy region = 5 points;
e. QSO with any other Ukraine and St. Petersburg, Russia stations = 2points.
Stations may be worked on different bands for award credit. All digital modes
are considered to be one category.
Participation Report on the activity days should be e-mailed in any text format to e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper reports that include a log extract from the message log should be sent to Vasylchenko Anatolyi Volodymyrovych, P.O. Box No 239, Cherkasy, 18001, Ukraine.
Deadline for report submission (application?) is no later than May 1, 2014 by post mark. The Electronic version of the diploma is free. It is e-mailed to the diploma applicant the email address specified in the report. A printed, full color paper diploma can be obtained after sending 15 UAH application fee for applicants from Ukraine and 4$ USA for applicants from other countries. Apply for paper award to: Vasylchenko Anatolyi Volodymyrovych, P.O. Box No 239, Cherkasy, 18001, Ukraine.
Tks PA3CUZ 3/2/14
8 - 23 March 2014
ITALY AWARD SANREMO
(FESTIVAL DELLA CANZONE,GARA CICLISTICA MILANO-SANREMO , CARRI FIORITI
The Sezione ARI Sanremo sponsors the " Diploma Sanremo " , in order to stimulate Radioamateur activity and increase the value of the City of Flowers traditions .
Rules and Participation:
a. OM and SWLs all over the world can participate working stations belonging to the Sezione ARI Sanremo and the Jolly station IQ1SM.
b. PERIOD - Starting from 0000 UTC of 8th March 2014 up to 2400 UTC of 23th March 2014
c. BANDS - HF bands (WARC included)
d. MODE - SSB CW RTTY and Digi modes
e. SCORING: Stations belonging to Sezione ARI Sanremo will make the call : " CQ Diploma Sanremo " adding to the own callsign : " Sanremo " .
Each station contacted = 1 point .
To obtain the Award, ( a participation certificate ), it is necessary to earn at least 30 points .
To receive the Award , once you have earned the 30 point level, it is enough to send an e-mail , no later than 30 April 2014 , to: email@example.com showing the callsign of the applicant . Gianni I1YHU , the Award Manager. The award will be sent to you as a PDF document, to be printed on your own computer/printer. It is not necessary to send any log.
A paper version of the award can be requested by mail , with SASE and enough money for postage return to: ARI Sanremo -Diploma Sanremo – UFFICIO Sanremo – Casella Postale 114 – 18038 SANREMO (IM), Italy. .QSLs are not requested. .
Tks PA3CUZ 3/2/14
17 March 2014
IRELAND St. Patrick’s Day Award
On Saint Patrick’s Day, we’re all Irish, or if we are not Irish, then get a chance to imitate their optimism and good nature. Look for stations (Irish or not) all day long on March 17th. Contact these stations during the 24 hour (0000Z - 0000Z) period on March 17, 2014.
The sponsor is looking for volunteers to be the station which is giving out contacts, so here is your chance to play in the pile up game. You do have to be approved by the sponsor, and accept the fact that you will have to take part and participate in the activity entirely at your risk.
(The sponsor’s guidelines are: "Please make sure that your event has adequate public liability insurance. Members of clubs affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) will be covered under the RSGB Club Insurance scheme. A copy of the certificate of insurance, policy documents and frequently asked questions can be found on the RSGB’s Club Insurance pages, make sure you print a copy of the documents and have them with you during your event."). [Since you are not engaged in any commercial activity, I would suggest that in the USA, your HomeOwners or Apartment Renters insurance policy provides public liability insurance for your hobby of amateur radio.)
There are several categories of operation by which you may be able to earn
the award. They are:
1.Saint Patrick’s Day (SPD) Station Award: you must be a registered St Patrick Day Station, and have transmitted on the March 17th as part of the St Patrick Award.
2. Fixed Station Award - you must make direct two way communication with a minimum of 10 SPD award stations from a fixed location using either mixed modes or CW only.
3. Mobile Station Award - you must make direct two way communication with a minimum of 5 SPD award stations from a mobile location using either mixed modes or CW only .
4. Short Wave Listener Award - you must log two way communications between a minimum of 10 SPD award stations utilizing any mode
Your award application should be in the form of a log in ADIF format. ADIF files are commonly used in contest software, and are sometimes required in award applications. A very simple program which will generate an ADIF file written by DF3CB, can be found at http://www.df3cb.com/fle/ . You can learn everything about it in about 5 minutes and is highly recommended. The award is an "e-award" which will be sent to your e-mail address at NO charge.
The award is being organized by the Regional team in Region 8 of the RSGB ( Radio Society of Great Britain)
Tks MI0RYL / EI3HKB 2/27/14
July 1 - 6, 2014
USA 13 Colonies Special Event INDEPENDENCE WEEK
15 Special Event stations will be activce July 1 - 6, 2014 celebrating Independence Week. These will be stations operating from the 13 original colonies plus friends at WM3PEN will again participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared.. Also added will be W3FT from Baltimore, MD, commemorating the writing of our Nation Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner in 1812.
The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN. A W3FT contact will have a special 15 star 1812 US flag of the period added to the 13 Colonies certificate and will also offer a special qsl card printed just for this event. The theme for 2014 will be "Revolution War Era Colonial Currency". The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 13, will be eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator will be affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting our sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA.
Applying for the Certificate:
1) Download and print out our Colony Log sheet, found on their website.
Fill-in all applicable information. NOTE: this also applies to SWLs requesting a
2) A $5.00(US) donation is requested to cover costs of printing the award and all the QSL cards needed for the event. Also include your RETURN SELF ADDRESSED LABEL for your certificate envelope. Your address should be on the label!
3) Cash, check or MO is OK. The check should be made out to Ken Villone-Award Manager.
4) Send your return label, donation & log sheet to: Ken Villone-KU2US, PO.Box-185, Conesus NY. 14435-0185, USA.
5) Sponsor will provide the return envelope and postage. NO extra postage required for DX requests.
12-13 July 2014
ITALY Fausto Coppi Award
The ARI Section di Tortona establishes this award which will be issued to amateur and SWL stations to commemorate and keep alive the memory of the "Champion of Champions".
Angelo Fausto Coppi, 15 September 1919 – 2 January 1960,
was the dominant international cyclist of the years each side of the
Second World War. His successes earned him the title Il Campionissimo, or
champion of champions. He was an all-round racing cyclist and he excelled
in both climbing and time trialing, and was also a great sprinter.
Contact the special event station IQ1TW on as many different HF bands and modes as possible during the 48 hour period. Sponsor would like all stations to use the log sheet provided on their website, though other versions are accepted if they contain Callsign, Date, UTC, Band and Mode. All HF bands 80-10 meters and all modes SSB, CW, PSK31 and RTTY accepted if permitted on the band.
Fee for the award is 15€ or $US20 which may be paid by currency or to the PAYPAL account firstname.lastname@example.org . A copy of the proof of payment should be attached to your application. All those applying for the award will be entered into a raffle for prizes.
Apply to: Pier Paolo Liuzzo IZ1XBB, Strada Fornaci 23 A - 15057 Tortona (AL), Italy.
Tks N1NN 3/1/14