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

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

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





Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source  Added
? April 2015 31 December 2015 Sweden The Stockholm-Motala Award X 8/4/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Italy International Light IYL2015 Year Award X URE es/awards calendar 6/19/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Poland 35th Anniversary of Club OT-27   SP9JPA 6/8/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Russia 60th Anniversary of Baikonur 6/6/15
20 June 2015
17 October 2015
29 June 2015
25 October 2015
Poland Award 1956 X SQ3OPM and 9A1AA 6/29/15
28 June 2015 31 December 2015 Russia National Diploma "Literary Heritage of Russia" X K1BV Research  7/26/15
6 July 2015 31 December 2015 Czech Republic Mister Jan Hus 600th Anniversary of Martyrdom X 7/2/15
15 July 2015 31 December 2015 Bulgaria 100th Anniversary of First Bulgarian Made Airplane X LZ1CY 6/21/15
28  July 2015 31 December 2015 Ukraine 1000th Anniversary Death of Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev (EM1000UKW) X 8/4/15
1 October 2015 30 November 2015 Romania 40th Anniversary of the Radio Club YO6KNE X DXFUN Cluster 10/5/15
1 October 2015 31 December 2015 Russia 25th Anniversary of the Michurinsk Contest Group X - cert/pemnant 10/2/15
1 October 2015 31 October 2015 Hungary HA/HG ITU Award X DXFUN Cluster 10/2/15
?Now 31 October 2015 Poland 60 Years Club SP9KAO X Czech DX Bulletin 10/26/15
10 October 2015 10 November 2015 Italy 88th Anniversary of Sezione Enrico Davanzo TRIESTE X 9A1AA 9/22/15
12 October 2015 31 October 2015 Ukraine 70th Anniversary Kharkiv Hydro meteorological College X 10/19/15
16 October 2015 15 November 2015 Belgium The Canadian Liberation March OT4CLM X - 9/28/15
31 October 2015 8 November 2015 Italy Award 72 X 11/2/15
1 November 2015 30 November 2015 Italy Tuscany Award - 2015 X Radio DX FUN Cluster 11/9/15
1 November 2015 31 December 2015 Russia Plaque "25 Years of Miller-DX-Club X 11/2/15
5 November 2015 15 November 2015 Romania "Battle of Posada" Diploma (YR7BP) 11/9/15
10 November 2015 20 December 2015 Russia Chukotka - 85 X 11/9/15
1 December 2015 31 December 2015 Greece 90th Anniversary of IARU (SX90IARU) X SV1IW 11/22/15
16 November 2015 22 November 2015 Poland 90th Anniversary Stefan Zeromski's Death X 11/23/15



Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source  Added
1 January 2016 28 February 2016 Ukraine First Radio Contact Ukraine-USA

X and UT7AW 11/23/15
15 February 2016 27 March 2016 USA/CANADA Worked All NCDXA "RST" Stations   (KL7/VY1 and VE8)


KL7JR 9/28/15
7 May 2016 8 May 2016 USA Indiana Bicentennial County Award Rules   WB9CIF 10/27/15

? April to 31 December 2015

SWEDEN                                            The Stockholm-Motala Award

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

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

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

Internet:  (SC80SM) 

Tks 8/2/15

1 June to 31 December 2015

SPAIN                                         International Light IYL2015 of Year Award

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

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

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

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

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


Tks calendar. 6/19/15

June 1 to December 31, 2015

POLAND                                      35th Anniversary of Club OT-27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tks 6/7/15

June 1 to December 31, 2 015

RUSSIA                                             60th Anniversary of Baikonur

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tks 6/2/15

1 June to 31 July 2015

ROMANIA                              Cluj-Napoca European European Youth Capital for 2015

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

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

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

Tks: (Yp0y) 6/1/15

1 June to 31 July 2015

LITHUANIA                                           10th Anniversary of the Lithuanian Hill Forts Program

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

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

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

Look for announcements of planned activities at:

The LY10LHFA QSL manager and LHFA program manager – LY2KM


Tks 6/1/15

28 June to 31 December 2015

RUSSIA                                                              National Diploma "Literary Heritage of Russia"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tks K1BV Research 7/25/15

20 - 28 June 2015
17 - 25 October 2015

POLAND                                    „AWARD 1956"

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tks SQ3OPM and 9A1AA

7/6/15 to 12/31/15

CZECH REPUBLIC                                                          Mister Jan Hus 600th Anniversary of Martyrdom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tks 7/2/15

15 July to 31 December 2015

BULGARIA                                        100th Anniversary of First Bulgarian Made Airplane  ( LZ100AJ

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

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

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

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

Internet: , LZ100AJ.

Tks Angel LZ1CY 6/20/15

July 28 to December 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tks QRZ.comm 8/2/15

1 October to 30 November 2015

ROMANIA                                                                       40th Anniversary of the Radio Club YO6KNE

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

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

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

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


Tks Radio DX Fun 10/4/15

1 October to 31 December 2015

RUSSIA                                           25th Anniversary of the Michurinsk Contest Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tks listing for UE25R



1 - 31 October 2015

HUNGARY                                                HA/HG ITU AWARD

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

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

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

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



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


Tks DX FUN CLUSTER 10/1/15

Now to October 31, 2015

POLAND                                  60 YEARS CLUB SP9KAO

Sponsored by the Tarnovski club amateurs and modelers on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its founding.

Requirements: earn at least 30 points.

Point values:
1. HF60KAO - 20 points
2. The following stations: SP9NH, SP9JA, SP9AED, SP9IEK, SP9LLC, SP9GYY = 5 points.
(These may be worked on different bands or modes to provide points for the award.)
3. Any members of the club SP9KAO = 2 points each.


Apply to:

Tks CZECH DX Bulletin 10/23/15

10 October to 10 November 2015

ITALY                                                            88th Anniversary of Sezione Enrico Davanzo TRIESTE

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

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

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

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

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


Tks Ivo 9A1AA 9/11/15

12-31 October 2015

UKRAINE                                             70th Anniversary Kharkiv Hydrometeorological College

From 12 to 31 October 2015, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Kharkiv Hydro meteorological College of the Odessa State Environmental University, the club radio station of the college (UT0LWF) will operate using special callsign EO70LHG.

A free e-Award may be earned for making one or more QSOs with the station. Send an e-mail with QSO data and send it to: .


Tks 10/18/15

October 16 to November 15, 2015

BELGIUM                                          The Canadian Liberation March OT4CLM

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

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

Tks K1BV Research 9/28/15


31 October to 8 November 2015

ITALY                                                   AWARD 72

Honoring the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the 1st World War, ARI Gorizia Ham radio Club offers a Diploma for contacts made from 31 October to 8 November 2015, using radio for remembering all 1st World War victims and promoting peace for the future. During this period, Italian Ham radio operators will operate portable from old battle fields, monuments and other places related to the Great War.

Who can participate: YL , OM and SWLs from all over the world.

Valid stations: Special Event Station II3GG, Club Station IQ3GO, IV3 stations and others will be active during the event. An updated list will be available on under call sign II3GG and on Web-site. Active and live portable stations will be announced there too.

Bands and modes: All bands from 2 meters to 160 meters, CW, SSB and Digital modes (RTTY and PSK31). FM repeaters are not allowed.

Valid exchanges for the Diploma and the AWARD 72 will be RST + 72 (72 means peace and friendship) For example: in SSB 5972 in CW and Digital modes 59972. These are not progressive numbers, everyone will note UTC time only.

a. every IV3 station contacted = 1 point,
b. every IQ3 station = 5 points,
c. Special Event Station II3GG = 10 points.

When a historic place related to the 1st World War is activated with an indicator of /P or /IV3 (portable station), the score for that contact is doubled: every IV3 station is = 2 points, every IQ3 station =10 points, SES II3GG = 20 points; All participating stations can be contacted (heard for SWLs) once per day, per day and per mode.

Activations of /P and /IV3 stations will be announced as stated and pictures from there will be published afterwards. Logs will be available on ClubLog.

Points needed for the Diploma:
Italian stations: 60 points
European stations: 30 points
Other stations: 20 points
SWL stations must send logs in Cabrillo or ADIF format not later than 60 days after the event.
Diploma will be available in digital format at no cost, or, if preferred, printed and sent after receiving a 10 EUR or 15 USD payment.

"Non certificate Prizes" for the AWARD 72:
a. Highest Scoring station: Staying for 2 nights + 2 dinners, one of which typical Gourmet, at Trattoria Lokanda Devetak.
B. Best Italian station: Staying for 2 nights + 2 dinners, one of which typical Gourmet, at Trattoria Lokanda Devetak.
C. Best non Italian station: Staying for 2 nights + 2 dinners, one of which typical Gourmet, at Trattoria Lokanda Devetak
D. Best YL station: Staying for 2 nights + 2 dinners, one of which typical Gourmet, at Trattoria Lokanda Devetak
E. Best SWL station: Staying for 1 night + 1 dinner at Trattoria Lokanda Devetak

The Trattoria Lokanda Devetak is situated in the Karst region in the middle of places related to the 1st World War. See for more information.

Winners will be our guests during our traditional Club's lunch (spring 2016) if they would assist the awards ceremony. The same is valid for all OMs and friends who will visit us and we will arrange a guided visit to some historical places related to the 1st World War.


Tks 11/1/15

1-30 November 2015

ITALY                                                Tuscany Award - 2015

Entry Categories
Stations not Italian
S1) OM foreigners
S2) SWL foreigners

Stations of Tuscany
T2) Stations IA5
T3) Stations IU5
T4) Stations IZ5
T5) Stations IW5
T6) Stations lk5
T7) Stations I5
T8) SWL stations of Tuscany

Stations not Italian Tuscan
I1) OM Italian
I2) SWL Italian
     a. Date and time: From 00:00 UTC on 1 November 2015 at 23:59 on November 30, 2015.
     b. Emission modes: CW, SSB, RTTY
     c. Bands: All HF bands granted in use to the Italian amateur radio in respect of the Band Plan ARI
     d. Listen for stations calling:
          CW / RTTY: CQ CRT5
e. Exchange: RS [T]

Point Values
Stations of Tuscany can contact stations in Italian call area 5 and all the foreign stations. 
Stations not in Italian Tuscany and Foreign Stations can only contact stations in Tuscany getting 5 different point values based on the prefix as shown below:
     1 point for each station prefix I5
     2 points for each station prefix IK5
     3 points for each station and for IZ5 IQ5 stations not belonging to Sections ARI
     4 points for each station prefix IA5 - IW5 - IU5
     5 points for each station prefix IQ5 belonging to the ARI Section of Tuscany

Each corresponding station can be contacted only once per band and mode. Stations with special event call signs not counted. The list of stations is ARI IQ5 located on the site .

The log must indicate the full name of the radio station operator, the report it passed, the full name of the correspondent and his past relationship; each name will appear once as station heard and not more than three times as corresponding station; the above is valid separately for band and mode.

Awards: For the winners of each category is a prize. For all participants provided a certificate of participation delivered electronically. Log Manager: The program for the management of the Diploma is directly available online at: where you have to register in advance.

Enter Log: The log will be managed on site both functionality log on-line or by uploading it later as ADIF file, accrediting on site with the appropriate form, but not later than 15.12.2015.


Tks RadioDX FUN Cluster 11/6/15

1 Nov to 31 Dec 2015

RUSSIA                                     Plaque "25 Years of Miller-DX-Club"

The club celebrates its 25th anniversary and offers a plaque consisting of a substrate manufactured under the precious woods, Photocopying a high quality image on a plate of metal.
To earn the award, contact special event station R25MDC earning at least 3 points. The station will be active from 1 November to 31 December 2015.

Point values:
a. EUROPEAN RUSSIA AND and Europe = 1 point per contact.
b. for radio amateurs from the Asian part RUSSIA AND other stations of the WORLD = 2 points
c. QSOs using 160 meters , points are doubled.

The award fee is 1600 rubles for Russian stations, 1900 rubles for amateurs from CIS countries. All other foreign stations, the cost is $40 made payable to the manager "M-DX-C" in electronic form by the contact information listed below: RQ7L - Lifar Sergey ADDRESS: UL.MILITSEYSKAYA 18 G.MILLEROVO, OBL.346130 ROSTOV RUSSIA

Electronic payment may be sent to RW6LZ@YANDEX.RU card payment SAVINGS number 4276 5200 1004 6858. Applications must include the last four digits CARDS, from which the payment has been made.


Tks 11/2/15

5-15 November 2015

ROMANIA                           "Battle of Posada" Diploma (YR7BP)

Local governments and NGOs in Valcea county each year organize major events to commemorate one of the glorious pages in the history Romania, the battle of Posada from which took place from November 9 to 12, 1330. This battle is considered the start of the historic moment of Romanian statehood.  very year events are held here to commemorate those who died in battle and evoking the historical moment. In this context we call into Romanian amateurs loving memory of history, and we make known foreign amateurs, an important moment in the history of Romanians by contacting a special event station of Posada YR7BP dedicated to the fight in a competition lasting 11 days.

Running: between 5 to 15 November, 2015 inclusive.
Bands and modes: 80 and 40 meters of 3.650 to 3.750 MHz frequencies respectively 7.130 to 7.150 MHz, phone and CW

Categories of participation:
- A. individual stations YO Seniors (over 18 operators);
- YO B. Junior individual stations (stations operated by young people aged under 18, unfulfilled until 22 Feb. 2015);
- C. Stations club YO (operated by at least two operators other than those competing in other classes);

Stations which grant points:
1.YR7BP - special call "Battle of Posada = 10 points
2.YO7KRS - tails radio club callsign, = 10 points
3.YO7YO-Max, = 5 points
4.YO7HKR-Adi, = 5 points
5.YO7GWA - Lee, = 5 points
6.YO7HHE - Coco, = 5 points
7.YO7HUZ - Nicu, = 5 points

Stations who will be operating special call signs and the club station will be awarded points for their personal call signs.
Same station may be worked several times on the same day with the same station if QSO is made on different bands and modes.

Conditions for the qualification "Battle of Posada"
- Completion of a minimum of 100 points during the period 5 to 15 November, 2015
- Completion of at least one QSO with the special call sign with the radio club

For marathon final rankings are drawn up for each category of participation in descending order of the scores obtained;
. The top ten will be announced at QTC;
- The jury will consider only statements made by log stations granting operators points.

Award diplomas
a. Awards will be granted and collective QSL for all participants who qualify, regardless of their participation.
b. For the first three finishers in each category is awarded diplomas free with prizes.
c. After the publication of the ranking participants who qualify for the diploma will be sent until 15 February 2016 on the mailing address of the Association "Radioclubul tails" respectively
Romanian Scouts / Radioclub tails, CP50, OP5, 240 370 - Ramnicu Valcea jud. Valcea.

- Application diploma;
- QSL cards confirming contacts made with stations granting points (enough for one single QSL station, regardless of the date it was worked);
- Photocopy of birth certificate
or CI, for Category B operators;
- Clubs operators shall specify tokens;
- Fee diploma 5 Lei / participant can be paid by postal address association or association RO87BRDE390SV43754163900 deposit account opened at BRD forthe holder Radioclubul Association for the tails.
- For category B diplomas are free. (youthful stations.)
- Envelope self-addressed and stamped A.4

- Awards:  The first three stations ordered by their score in each category will be awarded by the organizers with diplomas and medals

If there are stations that have equal scores after scores tie will be conducted with special callsigns and the club.
Additional information may be obtained from any operator awarded points. One can also get information from contest organizers:
- Jidoveanu George Joachim - YO7HKR, tel. 0744306565, E-mail:
- Almas Nicholas - YO7HUZ, tel. 0753121244, E-mail:

Tks Eyran 4X4-2238 11/6/15

November 10 to December 20, 2015

RUSSIA                                   Chukotka - 85

Approaching a memorable date for all whose lives have somehow been linked to Chukotka. December 10, 2015 marks 85 years since the founding of the first Chukchi National Okrug. On this day, the Central Executive Committee adopted a resolution "On organization of the national associations in the resettlement areas Small Peoples of the North." In honor of this anniversary, the initiative group of radio amateurs Chukotka Autonomous Region have established a commemorative diploma "Wise P{elike"

What is a Wise Pelike? (A sort of "elf" or mythical creature.)_
Pelike - the keeper of the hearth, he devours human envy, stupidity, trouble, everyday troubles and bad thoughts, digesting all that supplied an abundance of people eating in a dimensionless stomach! However, he is blameless and pure in thought and deed, and exudes laughter, kindness and justice. Pelike brings good luck, happiness and wealth. And it was he who, in our opinion, represents the attitude of people, friendship, mutual assistance in the harsh edges and serves as a symbol of Chukotka.

Holders of a diploma can become any radio amateur who hold between to 1.01. 31.12.2015 of the calendar year due to the Chukotka Autonomous hams, hams Russia, CIS and foreign countries, who had previously worked callsigns and from different settlements of Chukotka, and score at least 85 points. The diploma will be issued in electronic format no cost.

Point Values:
a. For QSO with radio, having the SPS anniversary RC85AO and RC85MP = 25 points.
b. Each contact with the Chukotka Autonomous station = 15 points.
c. Former residents of Chukotka, having a valid call sign at their place of current residence = 5 points.
d. 5 points will be awarded for the radio and with the members of the teams radio expeditions to the islands of Chukotka - R0K (2007.) RI0K (2012.).
e. Duplicate contacts are allowed on different bands, including WARC, and various types of radiation.
f. Radio Amateurs of Chukotka diploma will be issued on the basis of an application sent by the subject of the activity in days (from November 10 to December 10 2015) no less than 100 QSOs.

Other rules:
a. Observers diploma issued on similar terms.
b. Hams of Chukotka and other regions, who have previously lived in Chukotka and having a call on his present place of residence, have put their logs for the entire 2015 to the site for HAMLOG.RU.
c. Founders would appreciate any information to supplement or clarify the list of radio amateurs previously lived in Chukotka ... .. Send your information to: or .

Send log extract to .


Image on 2015 file.

Nov 16 - 22, 2015

POLAND                                   90th Anniversary Stefan Zeromski’s Death

The General Kazimierz Raszewski School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR will be active operating a special event station SN9ŘSZ from November 16 to November 22, 2015 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Stefan Zeromski death, of the Polish novelist and dramatist. Zeromski was called the "conscience of Polish literature". Stefan Zeromski is the patron of the Primary School No. 87 in Poznan, where the SP3PGR club is located. "The Stefan Zeromski Award" will be awarded to licensed individual and club stations as well as SWLs.

Requirement: Contact the special event station SN90SZ the required number of time:
a. 4 QSOs/HRDs for SP stations,
b. 2 QSOs/HRDs for outside SP stations,
c. 1 QSOs/HRDs for DX stations,

Send your application by e-mail to the address before the end of November 2015. Applications should include your call, name, surname (name of the club), e-mail address and the list of your QSOs/HRDs. QSOs/HRDs may be repeated in the day on another band or separate days of operation. The award in PDF format is free.


Tks 11/22/15

1 - 31 December 2015

GREECE                                                        90th Anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) (SX90IARU)

To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of IARU, the Radio Amateur Association of Greece (RAAG) will be active from 1 to 31 December 2015 with the special call SX90IARU on all amateur radio bands and modes CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK.  There is a special award for making contacts with the special event station SX90IARU with the following rules:


GOLD : Contacts on 5 different bands at any mode
SILVER: Contacts on 4 different bands at any mode
BRONZE: Contacts on 3 different bands at any mode

A. The award will be delivered as a image digital file sent to you by e-mail. Send an e-mail to , on the subject line show "SX90IARU AWARD REQUEST with the following data:

1. Your Call Sign
2. Your Name (to be printed on the award)
3. Level of the award (GOLD – SILVER – BRONZE)
4. List of Contacts with this information: BAND – MODE – DATE – TIME – REPORT.
The award manager will check your contacts in the ClubLog and will send you back via e-mail your requested award free of charge for self-printing.

If you wish to receive a traditional printed certificate, send e-mail to , subject "SX90IARU AWARD REQUEST with the following data:
1. Your Call Sign
2. Your Name (to be printed on the award)
3. Full postal address
4. Type of award (GOLD – SILVER – BRONZE)
5. Include the following informaton about the contacts ( BAND – MODE – DATE – TIME – REPORT)
6. The fee for covering the awards printing and return postage is 10€ and you can pay it via paypal to the e-mail The award manager will check your contacts in the ClubLog and will send you back via post your requested award.

After the 4th of January 2016 all contacts will be uploaded on LoTW and Clublog.


Tks SV1IW E-mail dated 11/22/15



Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2016

UKRAINE                                                                      FIRST RADIO CONTACT UKRAINE – USA

On January 25, 1926 the radio amateur of Ivan Nikitin from a town Mironovka near Kiev (Ukraine) accepted the signals of the wireless station from Davenport, Iowa (USA) and got official confirmation of that contact. (Radiolubitel magazine, July, 1926). This Award, the First Radio Contact with Ukraine – USA is offered by the Radio Club Delta and is given free of charge in an electronic format for one QSO with special event station EM90US, EN90US, or EO90US which will be active from 01.01.2016 to 28.02.2016 in honour the 90-year of the first contact of Ukraine - USA.

All bands and modes OK. SWL OK on the same basis.
Send all QSLs to UARL bureau as follows:
     EM90US via US5UC (Anatoly, Mironovka)
     EN90US via UR7UT (Serge, Obukhov),
     EO90US via UR3UX (Vlad, nr Borispol).

E-mail: UR7UT:
Internet: or

Tks and UT7AW

15 February to 27 March 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tks John, KL7JR  9/28/15

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

USA                                                 INDIANA BICENTENNIAL COUNTY AWARD RULES

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

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

First opportunity:

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

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

Second opportunity:

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

Activators Section of Award Rules:

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

Tks Mark Musick, WB9CIF 10/23/15