VERY SHORT TIME AWARDS LISTING

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.

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HERE IS A FILE SHOWING ALL OF THE EXPIRED 2014 VERY SHORT TIME AWARDS LISTED EARLIER IN 2014.

2014

Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source 
29 April 2014 31 December 2014 Poland 80 Years of Amateur Radio in Plock X (postage) PA3CUZ
15 October 2014 31 December 2014 Romania YP35KZA Award X ON4CAS
31 October 2014 31 December 2014 Algeria 60th Anniversary of the Algerian Revolution Award   UT7AW
1 November 2014 30 November 2014 Algeria 60th Anniversary of the Outbreak National War 1954-2014   QRZ.com
1 November 2014 31 December 2014 Tahiti 80th Anniversary Club Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie (CORA) X VA3RJ
15 November 2014 15 December 2014 Romania  55th Anniversary of the YO4KBJ Radio Club X QRZ.com
22? November 2014 25 November 2014 Spain International Day for the Eliminiation of Violence against Women X QRZ.com
1 December 2014 1 March 2015 Estonia SNOWMEN Festival - Award X QRZ.ru
1 December 2014 15 December 2014 Italy Diploma "40 Years ARI Lecci" X for PDF  
1 December 2014 31 December 2014 Russia RAEM 111 Plaque   QRZ.ru
1 December 2014 31 December 2014 Belgium YOTA - Month of December X QRZ.com
1 December 2014 15 December 2014 Russia R-1719G - Gagarin Commemorative Diploma X QRZ.ru
2 - 7 December 2014 13 - 21 December 2014 France Napolean Award 2014 X PA3CUZ
5 December 2014 25 December 2014 Russia 90th Anniversary of the Radio Club of Ufa X  
7 December 2014 29 March 2014 Spain Diploma II "Walking Castles" X URE Award Calendar
10 December 2014 6 January 2015 Romania YO1989BV Award X PA3CUZ
25 December 2014 5 January 2015 England FOC FOCUS Magazine 25th Anniversary QSO Party X UKR QRP
28 December 2014 24 January 2015 England New Year Celebration Award   PA3CUZ
15 February 2015 23 February 2015 Spain Diploma 61st Anniversary of the Parachute Brigade X PA3CUZ

2014 Very Short Term Awards 


29 April to 31 Dec 2014

POLAND                                 80 Years of Amateur Radio in Plock (1934-2014)

1. The publisher of the award is Command of Polish Scouting Association in Plock and Scout Amateur Radio Club SP5ZBA in cooperation with the Amateur Radio Club of the National Defense League - SP5KUT.
2. The award is issued to commemorate 80 years of amateur radio activities in Plock and to promote the city of Plock.
3. Award is available both for licensed amateur radio and SWL stations.
4 Requirements: earn 10 points to obtain the award, as per following rules:
A. mandatory QSO/SWL with special call sign station HF80PLOCK = 5 points
B. QSO/SWL with Plock club station (SP5KUT) = 2 points
C. QSO/SWL with member of SP5ZBA or SP5KUT clubs = 2 points
SP5CTD, SP5GNH, SP5HQZ, SP5JLQ, SP5LGN, SP5MXL, SP5NON, SP5ON, SP5SSK, SP5WLY, SQ5AXA, SQ5AXS, SQ5AZB, SQ5AZH, SQ5EKW, SQ5GRP, SQ5WAJ  SO5AAN.D. QSO/SWL with member of SP5ZBA or SP5KUT clubs operating outside Poland = 3 points EA8AB, KG2KJ (SP5ILP), MM0LGS (SP5LGS), VW7A (SP5LGM)
E. QSO/SWL with other stations operating from city of Plock and Plock district = 1 point
5. All amateur bands and modes are allowed
6. Only one QSO/SWL with each station is counted. Multiple QSO/SWL on different bands and modes are not taken into account.

7. Award cost:
electronic version PDF - free of charge
paper version for Polish and foreign stations - free of charge providing that A4 size SASE with sufficient stamps for sending back will be delivered to the address of SP5ZBA club (see below).

9. Award applications with a list of performed QSO/SWL and applicant address shall be send till March 31st 2015 to the following address:
A. electronic applications: sp5non@gmail.com
B. paper applications: Harcerski Klub Lacznosci SP5ZBA przy Mazowieckiej Sp. Mieszkaniowej, 09-407 Plock, ul. Lachmana 2,
C. Award Manager Marcin SP5NON

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/HF80PLOCK?ref=965959456

Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14

 

 

 


15 October - 31 December 2014

ROMANIA                                                    YP35KZA AWARD

2014 marks the 35th anniversary of continuous activity of the radio club YO8KZA in the city of CAMPULUNG MOLDOVENESC (BUCOVINA County) in Romania..

Members from "Liga Radioamatorilor Bucovineni" Association - YO8KZA Team, will celebrate this event by offering a diploma which will be issued free of charge in electronic format for stations who make contact with the special event station YP35KZA during the period 15 October to 30 December 2014 using and valid band or mode.

Award level and requirements:
1. BRONZE: 3 QSO's are needed using 3 different bands, a minimum 2 of modes used.
2. SILVER: 4 QSO's are needed using 4 different bands, minimum 3 of modes used.
3. GOLD: 5 QSO's are needed using 5 different bands, minimum 4 of modes worked

The Diplomas in electronic format are issued free of charge by sending a request to yp35kza@yahoo.com. Your request should be sent no later than January 31, 2015 and should contain a log extract and email address at which you wish to receive the diploma. Applications after January 31, 2015 will not be honored.

E-mail: yp35kza@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/YP35KZA

Tks ON4CAS 10/2014



31 October to 31 December 2014

ALGERIA                                                             60th Anniversary of the Algerian Revolution Award

Algeria celebrates the 60th anniversary of their Revolution which separated them from France, and launched an independent country in North Africa. The Amateurs Radio Algeriens (ARA), their national radio amateur society is offering this certificate to celebrate the event. To obtain the Diploma you must earn a total of at least 60 points by working Algerian stations, including a number of special event operations using the rare 7V prefix.

All Amateur radio operators, radio clubs and SWLs can participate in the contest on all modes and all HF bands authorized.

Dates and times:
From October 31st 2014 at 23:00 UTC
To December 31st, 2014 at 23:00 UTC.

Rules: 
The same station can be contacted once per band for award credit..
Correspondents must exchange their respective reports.

Point Values:
a. Official Station 7V7V =15 points.
b. Official station 7Y9A =10 points.
c. Official station 7W9A =10 points.
d. Official station 7V60R =15 points.
e. Radio Club Station 7X =10 points.
f Ordinary 7X stations =05 points.

Send a log extract to the contest manager ARA by registered mail: A.R.A., PO Box 01, RP Alger ALGERIA on or before 31 January 2015. The log must be written in uppercase. Enclose application fee of $US15 or 10 Euros to cover costs of printing and mailing.

Make sure your list is complete and accurate. Errors may cause the award to be not issued. 
a.  The QSO must not be with a nonexistent 7X call sign.
b. The QSO must be in the logs of the listed station.
c. The call sign must be complete or the contact be cancelled.

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/DB/7V7V

Tks UT7AW 11/2/14


1 - 30 November 2014

ALGERIA                                                60th Anniversary of the Outbreak National War 1954-2014 (7U60AR)

This award is offered by an independent group of amateurs in Algeria. They will be on the air from 01 to 30 November 2014 with a special call sign: 7U60AR for the celebration of our 60th anniversary of the outbreak national war . The sponsor says that this event is very important for the Algerian peoples , and your participation is very important for us and very much appreciated .

Four operators will be active for this special event (7X5AV op Djamel, 7X4RJ op Abder, 7X2RD op Garti and 7X2JV op Noury ) will be on all bands HF and all modes (digi mode, SSB and CW) .

Special Trophy 7U60AR: For all Amateurs radio of world which are interested for a special Trophy 7U60AR should contact our station (7U60AR) on four (04) different bands either in mono mode or mixed mode. Send your log with award fee of $US15 and your exact address to the manager 7X2RD of the event before 31 December 2014.For special QSL card, send your QSL to the manager 7X2RD with only 2USD. This award is separate from the one offered by the Algerian Radio Association.

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/7U60AR

Tks QRZ.com


1 November to 31 December 2014

TAHITI                                            80th Anniversary Club Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie (CORA)

Starting November 1st and till end of 2014 to celebrate the 80th anniversary (born in 1934) of the club, all licenced operators of the "Club Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie (CORA)" will be given the chance to operate as FO8AA/P from their home QTH. Activity will be on HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65.  The award can be obtained by all stations possessing an official amateur radio license or SWL.  

Requirements: Applicants must provide proof of 6 contacts with FO8AA or FO8AA/P between during the period 1 November to 31 December 2014. A maximum of one contact per band and mode will count for the degree.

All bands and modes OK. Send an award application with an extract of your log to the award manager including your full name, call sign. QSLs are not required, only an extract from the log indicating the date and UTC time, frequency or band and reports is mandatory. SWL's must mention more indicative of the DX station worked in QSO.

The diploma will be sent in electronic format only, in "PDF" format for free, from December 2014. Applications must be made before December 31, 2015.

To receive QSLs for these contacts, you should send $US2 or 1 IRC to: CORA CLUB OCEANIEN DE RADIO ET ASTRONOMIE, P.O.BOX 5006, 98716 PIRAE, TAHITI, French Polynesia.

Email: FO8AA@cora-tahiti.net
Internet: http://www.cora-tahiti.net/80ans.php

Tks VA3RJ 11/14/14



15 November to 15 December 2014

ROMANIA                                                      55th Anniversary of the YO4KBJ Radio Club

Between the dates of November 15 and December 15, the Galati Radio Club celebrates 55 years of activity. On this occasion the club will operate a special event station, YR55KBJ, planning to be active on all bands and modes.
A special diploma is offered to all stations who make 5 contacts on any bands and modes with YR55KBJ. Contacts made via Echolink repeaters and community repeaters will not count for the award. .
A diploma in electronic format may be downloaded from the website www.hamyo.ro where you will be able to check and see if you have made the required number of contacts. You will then be able to download and print the award.

Email: yo4rln@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/YR55KBJ

Tks QRZ.com


November 23? - 25, 2014

SPAIN                                                               International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Diploma

A very handsome award is offered for making just one contact with the special event station EG7EVG which recognizes 25 November 2014 as the day for the elimination of violence against women.

Just make the required contact, send a log extract of this contact to EG7EVG@yahoo.es and the award will be sent to you via e-mail in digital format which you may print in your shack.

Tks QRZ.com/DB/EG7EVG


1 December 2014 to 1 March 2015

LATVIA                                               DIPLOMA -Certificate -SNOWMEN FESTIVAL

Dobele County is famous for its special events characteristic to each of the four seasons of a year. They hold the County and Lilac Festival in spring, the Ancient Castle Festival in summer, the Apple Festival in autumn and the Snowmen Parade in winter. These festivals include a variety of activities that attract a great number of local inhabitants as well as tourists from Latvia and abroad. In order to describe each of these festivals, much more space is needed than we can have here. So better, come and see by your own eyes! From: http://www.dobele.lv/page/municipality

During the period of 1 December 2014 and 1 March, 2015 the city Dobele hosts their Snowman Festival. For the first time, a certificate is offered to amateur stations for making just one two way radio contact with the SNOWMEN FESIVAL special event station YL5DSF. (Open to SWLs for providing usual data if the station is heard).

The award is in electronic image format and will be e-mailed to your e-mail address after you apply with QSO details. FREE of charge. The radio station YL5DSF will be active from Decemberr 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015. Send an extract of your log to Andris Liepin, YL2QK at the e-mail address: yl2gqk@tvnet.lv

Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2871.html

Tks QRZ.ru 11/30/14 


1 - 15 December 2014

ITALY                                   DIPLOMA "40 YEARS ARI LECCE"

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of ARI Lecce, an award is being offered to all OM and SWL of the world, for making contacts as shown below.

The period to earn the Diploma will begin Monday, December 1, 2014 at 12:00 UTC and will end Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 18:00 UTC.

Point Values:
1. Contacts with all members of the Section A.R.I. Lecce will be worth 1 point,
2. A Jolly station (wild card) IQ7AF = 5 points,
3. the special station HB9DNI (IZ7ECX affiliated with ARI Lecce) from Switzerland = 3 points.

All modes permitted: CW-SSB-DIGI (PSK31-RTTY).
Bands: 10-15-20-40-80
Each station may be contacted once per day for each mode for the duration of the award period noted above as long as they are made on different days.
Look for stations Calling: CQ..CQ..40 YEARS A.R.I. LECCE (IZ7XXX) QRZ

Points Required:
Italian Stations need 30 points, 15 points other European, outside of  Europe 5 points.
SWL must send 10 reports QSO.

The award is free of charge if sent to you as a PDF file, otherwise, a printed and mailed award will cost 10E. Applications may be e-mailed to iz7dok@libero.it or by traditional mail to: A.R.I. Lecce PO Box 161, 73100 Lecce, ITALY.  Requests must be received by 31/01/2015 to iz7dok@libero.it attaching a log extract in one of the following formats: adif, Cabrillo, excel, word.  The station scoring the highest number of points and will be entitled to diploma on parchment paper and a stay (one night) free for two people at a B & B in Lecce "city of the Baroque"! In the case of participants tied, the winner will be drawn.

E-mail: iz7dok@libero.it
Internet: http://www.arilecce.it (PDF Document)

Tks QRZ.com 12/5/14


1 - 31 December 2014

RUSSIA                                                        RAEM-111 Plaque

The plaquette "RAEM-111" is sponsored by PO CPP across the Novosibirsk region in honor of the 111th anniversary of the birth of the legendary polar radio operator, the first Chairman of Federation of radio sport of the USSR, a Hero of the Soviet Union Ernst Teodorovich Krenkel and may be earned by radio amateurs and SWLs of the whole world who during the period from December 1 to December 31, 2014, You will need to earn 111 points for contacting stations from Russia and the CIS countries with point values as follows:

Requirements:

1. for a radio contact with memorial radio station RAEM which will be active on December 28 = 25 points.
2. for a radio contact with R111EK radio station (Ernst Krenkel) and any other radio station with RAEM suffix = 10 points.
3. for a radio contact with radio stations located above the Arctic Circle or located in Antarctica = 5 points.
4. For radio amateurs of Europe and Asia the sum of the gathered points is multiplied bty a factor of 1.5, and for stations on other continents, by a factor of 2.0.

All contacts must be made using only morse code. Same station may be worked on different bands for award credit.
Send a log extract by e-mail to: Alexander Pashkov to the address ua9oa@mail.ru
The cost of a plaquette is 1500 rub. Contact sponsor for details on payment.

E-mail: ua9oa@mail.ru
Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2872.html

Tks QRZ.ru 11/30/14


1 - 31 December 2014 

BELGIUM                                       YOTA Month of December

During the month of December several countries will become active with stations using "YOTA" as a suffix for call signs. The idea for this is to break the ice for some youngsters and encourage them to take their microphone in the hand and make contacts. As seen over the years the YOTA-group is growing fast and every week more young operators are asking to participate.

Let us all make YOTA popular in our hobby and let us all help to encourage young operators on the HAM radio train! An award has been developed to assist in this endeavor.

4 levels of an award are offered:
a. Bronze : 10 worked YOTA stations
b. Silver : 20 worked YOTA stations
c. Gold: 30 worked YOTA stations
d. Platinum: Worked all YOTA stations taking part. See list below.

Rules:
a. Only contacts during December 2014 are valid.
b. Each special YOTA callsign may be counted only one time.
c. All bands and all modes are valid
d/ To apply for the award, send your log of these QSOs to award@ham-yota.com
e. All logs will be published on ClubLog

Price: Free of all costs. (See website for "Donate" button.)
Award Distribution: Starts at 1 February 2015

Award manager is Bjorn, ON9CFG

Questions & contact: award@ham-yota.com

An online logbook can be found on their website so you can track your progress.
Their website also allows you to apply for the award.

5L2YOTA
9A0YOTA
9A14YOTA
A43YOTA
A82YOTA
DX0YOTA
EA8URE/YOTA
EI0YOTA
ES9YOTA
G14YOTA
GD14YOTA

GI4YOTA
GM14YOTA
GW14YOTA
HF0YOTA
II2YOTA
II9YOTA
J62YOTA
LX4YOTA
LY5YOTA
OE3YOTA
OE14YOTA
OH2YOTA

ON4YOTA
OM9YOTA
OM14YOTA
OD5RI/YOTA
PA6YOTA
PD6YOTA
S514YOTA
SH9YOTA
SU8YOTA
TU5YOTA
YO0YOTA
ZS9YOTA

Internet: http://www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/

Tks QRZ.com 11/26/14


1 - 15 December 2014

RUSSIA                                                           R1719G - Gagarin Commemoration Diploma

Contact the memorial station R1719G which will be active from December 1 till December 15, 2014. Both digital and printed awards are available as listed below.

Digital awards are free of charge.

Requirements:
a. 1st grade award requires 7 QSOs with R1719G using different bands or different modes (CW, SSB, any DIGITAL).
b. 2nd grade award requires 5 QSOs with R1719G using different bands or different modes (CW, SSB, any DIGITAL)
c. 3rd grade award requires 3 QSOs with R1719G using different bands or different modes (CW, SSB, any DIGITAL)
No application is needed. To receive the award, go to the online log check page, enter your call sign, and if the information on their file matches your contacts, you may download the Award certificates automatically.

A paper certificate is also available for any station making just 1 QSO with R1719G.
Those participants who want to receive a paper certificate should send their application to the following address: Igor Popov RZ3LC, P.O.Box 35, Gagarin, Smolenskaya obl., 215010, RUSSIA.
The cost of the paper certificate is 50 Rubles in postage stamps for Russians, and $US3 for all others (or equivalent).

Internet: http://www.r1719g.ru/diplomaeng.php
Also: http://www.qrz.com/db/R1719G


2-7 and 13-21 December 2014

FRANCE                                         Napoleon Award 2014

The special event stations TM210CN and TM200CF will be active on the above dates with operations by F4DTO and F4GFE which commemorates the crowning of Napoleon I on 2 Dec. 1804.

An award will be made available for making contacts with these two stations on the number of bands as noted below:
Bronze = 3 bands qso
Silver = 4 bands qso
Gold = 5 bands qso
Platinum = 6 bands qso

Send list of contacts and bands which were used to receive the award. The list should be sent to F4DTO and is free of charge. Look for activity on the 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10 meter bands.

For SWLs, it is necessary to provide a list of 3 Call signs.

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db For TM210CN

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14


5 - 25 December 2014

RUSSIA                                                     90th Anniversary of the Radio Club of Ufa

December 25, 2014 marks the 90th anniversary of the foundation of Radio Club in Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. Commemorating it, the following special event stations will be active from Ufa from 00.00 UTC December 5, 2014 to 23.59 UTC December 25, 2014: R90WGM, R90WJV, R90WOB, R90WXK, RM90WF, RU90WZ, RV90WB, RW90WC, RZ90W, RZ90WU, UE90W.

QSOs can be confirmed at http://ufa90.hamlog.ru/ (updates regularly); the managers are marked on the same website. QSL cards will be sent upon the end of the activity.

The special award "90 years of Ufa Radio Club" was established by All-Russia HAM Radio Union (SRR), Regional Department in the Republic of Bashkortostan. The award is free, delivered by e-mail only.

Requirements: The applicant should earn 90 points for QSOs with the special event calls from 5 to 25 December, 2014: each SSB QSO gives 15 points, CW and DIGITAL QSO 30 points, on 1.8 MHz and 144 MHz points are tripled. Repeated QSOs are allowed on different bands or by different types of radiation (CW-SSB-DIGITAL, PSK transmission rate is not considered).

Results will be announced automatically basing on the logs of special event stations. Each radio amateur can earn up to 4 awards: MIXED, CW, SSB, DIGITAL. To obtain the MIXED award at least three QSOs with different special calls are necessary, for CW / SSB / DIGITAL awards - at least two different calls. SWL stations may obtain the award on the same conditions. The application should be sent by e-mail no later than January 31, 2015 via the form on the web page: http://ufa90.hamlog.ru/ .

Winners in each group (MIXED, CW, SSB, DIGITAL) will be specially awarded, the station with the highest score will get the plaquette "90 years of Ufa Radio Club". Participants who make QSOs with 8 special event calls R90W .. - RZ90W .., UE90W (a total of 11 call signs) and earn all four awards will receive special souvenirs.

E-mail: rv9wb@ufanet.ru
Internet: http://qrz.com/db/RV90WB

Tks QRZ.com RV9WB listing 12/5/14


7 December 2014 to 29 March 2015

SPAIN                                         Diploma II "Walking Castles"

The Costa Blanca Amateur Cultural Association again sponsors the Castles Route, in order to learn more our environment and further promote the history of Spanish castles, according to the following rules:

1. Date: 7 December 2014 to March 29, 2015.
2. Contest: During the contest period and only on weekends EA5RKB will activate 20 references castles, towers, forts, etc., from different districts. Look for EA5RKB.
3. Award requirements: contact EA5RKB for a minimum of 15 contacts.
4. The only valid contacts for the award will be those made by members of the ACRACB who use the EA5RKB call.
5. All contacts are also valid for the DCE 1.0 (Spanish Castle Award).
6. Eligibility: All stations worldwide who possess a valid amateur radio license.
7. Bands: 20 m, 40 m and 80 m.
8. Rporting activities through the club website: http://acracb.org
9. Diplomas will be sent in PDF format. If anyone is interested in receiving printed, awards you must make a deposit of 5 for printing and mailing expenses to the Association:
  Banco Santander   0049 5958 51 2516035536
10. Lists: Each participant must log callsign, name, complete address (not PO Box), Phone, email, date, time, castle reference.
11. Deadline for submission of lists: April 10, 2015.

Mail address: PO Box 20117, 03080 Alicante, Spain or derutaporloscastillos@acracb.org .

Internet: http://acracb.org
E-mail: derutaporloscastillos@acracb.org

Tks URE Calendar 11/26/14


10 December 2014 to 6 January 2015

ROMANIA                                        YO1989BV Award

This award commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution of 1989 , and is sponsored by the University Sports Club Brasov (YO6KSU) and amateur stations from Brasov who will activate the special event station YO1989BV.

Radio activity will be in the HF bands using SSB , CW and DIGIMODES ( RTTY , PSK ) . A special QSL card is offered, as is an digital award available in three levels.

Award requirements: Contact YO1989BV
1. Diploma class 1 requires 7 QSO (SWL) on different days using 3 different operating modes;
2. Diploma class 2 requires 5 QSO (SWL) on different days using 3 different operating modes;
3. Diploma class 3 requires 3 QSQ (SWL) on different days using 2 different operating modes.

Diplomas will be send in digital format by e-mail. Application must be sent by e-mail to: yo1989bv@gmail.com after checking the QSO in clublog.org. Application deadline is January 31, 2015.

The QSL and diploma manager is Victor,YO6MP.
All QSO's will be recorded on the following services: E-QSL.CC , HRDLOG.NET , QRZ.COM , QRZCQ.COM and CLUBLOG.ORG. See QRZ site of YO1989BV.

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14


25 December 2014 to 5 January 2015

ENGLAND                                       FOC FOCUS Magazine 25th Anniversary QSO Party

To celebrate 25 years of the FOC's in-house magazine FOCUS, the 100th edition of which will be published on 1 January 2015, FOC members will be calling "CQ FOC25." Points will be earned, by members and non-members for working FOC officers, FOCUS editors and any FOC members. A certificate will be issued to everyone who achieves 100 points.

When: 00:00 GMT, 25 December 2014 until 23:59 GMT, 5 January 2015.
Bands
: All nine HF bands 1.8-28 MHz; CW only. Work each station once per-band.
Exchange
: Members may call CQ FOC25. There is no mandatory exchange beyond call-signs. However, members may send their membership number and may indicate if they count for bonus points, as listed below.
This is NOT a contest, so feel free to exchange a few pleasantries during your exchange.

Point values (for FOC members and non-members):
a. The Club call-sign GS4FOC: 10 points (Operator Terry, GM3WUX)
b. FOCUS Editors, 10 points each: G4BUE/N4CJ (1989-2011), V31JP (2011-2012), S57WJ (2013-)
c. Presidents (1989-2014), 3 points each: G3LHJ, GW3KDB, G3SYM, GM3YTS, GW3KGV, G3LIK, GM3POI, G3KTZ, G3RXP, GM3WUX, G3SWH, G4HZV, G3WGV, G3RVM, G3VTT, G3PJT, G3IZD, G3XTT.
d. Contesting columnists, 3 points each: G3SXW, G4BUO, K5RC, N2KW, N9RV
e. Committee members 2014-15, 3 points each: AC5K, G3RWF, G4BWP/A65BD, G4FNL, G4FON, KR3E, M0PCB, N4TY.
f. FOCUS distribution manager, 3 points each: WB2YQH
g. All other FOC members, 1 point each. (http://www.g4foc.org/members )
h. Member QSOs with non-members, 1 point each

Reports: You can easily keep track of your total points by using G3WGV's FOCUS100 program. Download it from John's web site http://focus100.g3wgv.com/ . Points will be claimed on the honour system (no log entries needed). Just e-mail your total number of claimed points, to S57WJ: gabor.s57wj@gmail.com by 20 January 2015. Results will be published on the Clubs web-site and in FOCUS Issue #101.

Awards: A Certificate of Merit will be awarded to those claiming at least 100 points, reflecting the 100 editions of FOCUS.

E-mail: gabor.s57wj@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.g4foc.org/FOCUS-25th-Anniversary-Celebration

Tks Ukranian QRP Bulletin http://www.urqrp.org/ 11/16/14


28 December to 24 January 2014

ENGLAND                                      New Year Celebration Award

Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society members will be celebrating the New Year 2015 with a series of special event stations.
1. GB0HNY - Brian G0BFJ
2. GB1HNY - Darran G0BWB
3. GB2HNY - Richard M0RBG ( WAB SE11 - LOC IO93CP )
4. GB4HNY - Darryl - M0WIS
5. GB5HNY Gerald G3SDY
6. GB8HNY - Geoff M0OYZ

All of these stations are being operated by members of the Denby Dale ARS from 28th December until 24th January 2015 and while they are not issuing any QSL cards you can claim a special commemorative certificate for working at least 5 of these stations by sending your list of contacts via email only to Darran G0BWB: g0bwb@g0bwb.com . We are making a small charge of 3.00 which will go towards club funds and payment will be via PayPal with full details on the QRZ.com page for GB1HNY.

E-mail: g0bwb@g0bwb.com
Internet http://www.qrz.com/db/GB1HNY

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14


13 February to 23 February 2015

SPAIN                                 Diploma 61st Anniversary of the Parachute Brigade

Make at least 4 contacts with the special event station EG4PAR. At least 1 of the contacts must be on a different band. QSOs may be repeated on the same day, but will have to be on a different band or mode.

Bands.-10,12,15,17, 20,40 and 80 meters
Modes.- SSB, CW
EG4PAR will announce: Call CQ CQ CQ SSB.- ANNIVERSARY OF PARACHUTE BRIGADE
or Call CQ CQ CQ CW .- BRIPAC.

Send a log extract to: fitaluna@telefonica.net,

If you care to send log by traditional mail, send it on or before March 5, 2015 to: Antonio Moreno Valenciano, C / Villajimena 77 4 C, 28032 Madrid, Spain.

Internet: QRZ EG4PAR

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14


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