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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2017

Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source  Added
1 January 2017 9 April 2017 Canada The VIMY Ridge Award X QRZ.com 1/6/17
1 January 2017 31 March 2017 Belgium 10th Anniversary of the Belgian SOTA Award X ON4CAS 1/4/17
1 January 2017
1 May 2017
10 January 2017
10 May 2017
Russia Digital Activity Days RDRC "01-10" X K1BV Research 12/4/16
1 February 2017 30 March 2017 Russia Fridtjof Nansen Plaque   OH3GZ 8/28/16
2 February 2017 31 March 2017 Russia 80th Anniversary of the Tambov Pushkin Library X OH3GZ and OH3GZ  
15 February 2017 5 March 2017 Canary
Islands
Carnival Competition of Tenerife 2017 X SP9JPA 2/27/17
1 March 2017 30 April 2017 Italy 90th Anniversary of A.R.I. Turin Award X DXFun Cluster 3/4/17
1 March 2017 30 April 2017 Russia Yuri Gagarin 56th Anniversary Award X DH1PAL and OH3GZ 3/5/17
1 March 2017 31 March 2017 Bulgaria March - Woman's Month - 2017 X DH1PAL 3/4/17
1 March 2017 31 March 2017 USA/Canada 2017 RST Special Event X OPDX Bulletin #1283 9/23/16
4 March 2017 9 March 2017  Russia Women's Day - 8th of March X QRZ.ru 3/4/17
4 March 2017 7 May 2017 Ukraine AN-2 BiPlane Ukraine to Tennessee, USA X? EI7GL 3/19/17
11 March 2017 20 March 2017 Italy SanRemo Diploma X www.arisanremo.it  3/20/17
16 March 2017 18 March 2017 Ireland St. Patrick's Day - Celebrating on the Air X IW3HV 3/8/17
17 March 2017 2 April 2017 Russia 83rd International Festival of the North (RY83HN ) X QRZ.ru 3/20/17
13 March 2017 31 March 2017 Russia 90th Anniversary DOSAAF Russia in Komi Republic X IW3HV 3/19.17
14 March 2017 26 March 2017 Austria Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 - Award X OE6RAD 2/20/17
15 March 2017 21 March 2017 Spain World Down Syndrome Day X DX Fun  3/19/17
25 March 2017 9 April 2017 England AIRFIELDS ON THE AIR   IW3HV 3/20/17
1 April 2017 30 April 2017 Italy 20th Anniversary of the Mediterranian DX Club ( MDXC ) X DXFun 12/23/16
2 April 2017 2 April 2017 Italy Disused Railways Day (1st Edition) X IZ2ELV 2/22/17
8 April 2017 30 April 2017 Bulgaria Diploma "28 Years of the Flight of Soyuz-33" X LZ1ZF 3/28/17
16 April 2017 24 April 2016 Romania World Amateur Radio Day Award X YO3JW 2/21/17
17 April 2017 23 April 2017 Italy 1st IMPERIAL ROME Diploma 2017 X IW3HV 3/20/17
6 May 2017 21 May 2017 Italy 1000 Miglia Storica Award X IZ2FOS 3/4/17
13 May 2017 14 May 2017 Netherlands Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation Weekend X PB7Z 2/10/17
23 July 2017 29 July 2017 Hungary 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival ( HG17EYOF) X QRZ.com 12/23/16

 


January 1 to April 9, 2017

CANADA                                             The VIMY Ridge Award

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

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

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

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

Award Certificates (PDF) are available based upon the number of contacts with portable operations: VO1,/VO2,/VE1,/VE2,/VE3,/VE4,/VE5,/VE6,/VE7,/VE8,/VE9,/VY0,/VY1,/VY2.
Logs from the portable operations will be uploaded to HA2NA and your award status may be checked and awards requested at http://vimy.ha2na.hu

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

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

Certificate Procedure: You may check your progress in contacting the station from each province and territory. Go to: http://ve100vimy.ca/certificate-award-satus-checking-and-request . Enter your call sign and a display will show contacts they have in their record for you. When you have made all the contacts you are going to make, and wish for the certificate, send an e-mail to: at http://vimy.ha2na.hu/ Make sure you give the name you want to appear on the award, and a digital award will be sent to you thereafter.

E-mail: ve100vimy@rac.ca
Internet (Home Page): http://ve100vimy.ca/
Internet: (Award Rules): http://ve100vimy.ca/ve100vimyportable-certificates/
Internet: (Your status page): http://ve100vimy.ca/certificate-award-satus-checking-and-request/ 

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


1 - 10 January 2017
1 - 10 May 2017

RUSSIA                             Digital Activity Days RDRC "01-10"

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

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

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

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

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

CONTESTIA DOMINO
Feld HELL JT65A
JT9A MFSK16
MT63-500 OLIVIA8/250
PSK ROS4, ROS8, ROS16
RTTY45 SIM-PSK
SSTV THOR16
THROB4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E-mail: 01-10(at)rdrclub.ru (remove parenthesis to use the address. Spam prevention.)
Internet: https://www.rdrclub.ru/dni-aktivnosti-rtsrk/244-digital-activity-days-rdrc-rules 

Tks K1BV Research 12/4/16


1 January to 31 March 2017

BELGIUM                                                       10th Anniversary of the Belgian SOTA Award

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

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

The award will be available in electronic format only (PDF-file) and will be completely free of charge.  To request one of more of these awards, simply send an e-mail to the ON association manager Peter Preud’homme ON4UP via on4up@skynet.be and include a list of chased and/or activated dates of your ON summits.  All applications should be made no later than: The latest date a reward can be requested is the 31st of March 2018.

E-mail: on4up@skynet.be
Internet: http://www.sota.org.uk/

Tks ON4CAS 12/28/16


17 February to 5 March 2017

CANARY ISLANDS                                                  Carnival Competition of Tenerife 2017

The Santa Cruz Regional Section - La Laguna de la Union de Radio Ababa Españoles organizes the competition for the Carnival of Tenerife 2017 with the following rules:
1. Eligibility: Any radio listener or amateur radio operator in the world who holds a license in force on the dates of celebration may participate.
2. Period of celebration:.- From 00:00 UTC from 02-17-2017 until 23:59 UTC on 05-03-2017.
3. Bands and Modes: Contacts may be made on: CW, SSB and digital modes. The contacts made using any mode and / or band between 80 and 10 meters (including the WARC bands), with the stations:
     a. ED8URT (on the air on 17/18/19 February),
     b. EG8URT (on the air on 24 / 25/26 February),
     c. EH8URT (on air 3/4/5 March) and
     d. EA8URT (airborne on 20/21/22/23/27/28/28/28 and March 1/2).

4. Four Awards are Available:
     a. Diploma Bronze (Rondallas) .- make at least 10 contacts with the special station ED8URT in any mode and band.
     b. Diploma Plata (Comparsas) .- make at least 10 contacts with the special station EG8URT in any mode and band.
     c. Gold Diploma (Murgas) . make at least 10 contacts with the special station EH8URT in any mode and band.
     d. Platinum Diploma (Queen of Carnival) make at least 12 contacts with the station EA8URT in any mode and band, besides having obtained the diplomas Rondallas, Comparsas and Murgas.
     e. duplicate contacts using the same mode and band with the same station will not be counted.

5. Applications.- The diplomas in PDF format can be downloaded from the website www.ea8urt.com as soon as the official results are published on the website.

6. Trophies - A personalized trophy will be awarded (with the call sign of the winner and the position obtained), to the 5 radio amateurs with the highest number of contacts obtained with the special URT stations using the different modes and bands.

The valid modes are: SSB, CW and digital (in all its variants, ie if you work ED8URT in the 20 meter band in RTTY mode and we have worked in 20 digital meters, although the next day we work in 20 meters PSK63, the contact will be considered repeated). For this purpose they do not count duplicate contacts in the same mode and band with the same station.

For any doubt or clarification you can contact us at the following e-mail address: ea8urt2015@gmail.com
E-mail: ea8urt2015@gmail.com
Web: http://ea8urt.com/

Tks SP9JPA Blog 2/23/17


1 March to 30 April 2017

RUSSIA                                      Yuri Gagarin 56th Anniversary Award

Yuri Alekseyevitch Gagarin (1934 - 1968) would have been 83 today. He became the first human ever to travel into space on April 12, 1961, flying into orbit around Earth for 89.1 minutes in Russia’s Vostok 1 spacecraft. He circled the Earth once and flew as high as 200 miles (327 km). The entire mission, from launching to landing lasted 108 minutes.

An electronic diploma is being offered on this occastion in two versions. A paper award, at no cost for making at least 45, 30 or 15 QSOs for the 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade e-diplomas. The QSOs may be worked on other bands and modes for award credit. Repeated QSOs are permitted on different bands and with different modes. Just use the search form above and enter your callsign to do your request.

List of stations of the Smolensk region for the paper award (38): R2LAC, R2LAF, R3LAF, R3LAO, R3LBB, R3LBF, R3LBI, R3LBJ, R3LA, R3LC, R3LD, R3LO, R3LW, RA3LAT, RA3LAX, RA3LCI, RA3LCW, RA3LJ, RA3LV, RK3L, RK3LA, RK3LC, RK3LG, RK3LXG, RT3LA, RW3LL, RW3LY, RZ3LA, RZ3LC, RZ3LE, RZ3LWN, UA3L, UA3LLS, UA3LKM, UA3LMR, UA3LSX, UA3LTV, UA5L

List of stations for a large cloth pennant:  To earn the pennant you should make at least 5 QSOs: one or more of the QSOs should be made with the following special event calls of R108M, R12APR, R1934G or RG61PP. Then, you must make a QSO with another 4 QSOs with participants from the list of 38 stations above. Repeated QSOs are permitted on different bands and with different modes.The pennant could be got by SWLs at the same terms. The cost of the pennant is 25 USD, including postage expenses. We accept payments with PayPal. Send your applications to R3LO@qsl.net

QSL managers for the special event stations are:
R12APR - QSL via R3LO
R1934G - QSL via R3LC
R108M - QSL via RK3LC
RG61PP - QSL via RZ3LC

E-mail: R3LO@qsl.net
Internet: http://gagarin.ga/

Tks DH1PAL and OH3GZ 3/4/17


1 February to 30 March 2017

RUSSIA "Fridtjof Nansen" Plaque

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

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

The fee includes shipping by AIR MAIL. Send any inquiries or your application to: rw3dd@mail.ru or mostwanteddx2@gmail.com

Internet: www.qrz.com/db/rt9k/9
Internet: http://www.dxwanted.net/index.php/plaques/arctic-s-legends/fridtjof-nansen 

Tks OH3GZ 8/26/16


February 2 to March 31, 2017

RUSSIA                                    80th Anniversary of theTambov Pushkin Library

Two awards are available, a paper e-certificate and a handsome plaque. The award requires contacts with the Special Event Call sign R80RTL, which will be active during the term as noted above.

Award Requirements for the Electronic Award:

On the amateur HF bands 160 - 10 meters:
Stations from Europe need to contact 5 QSO;
Stations from Asia and North America need to contact 3 QSO;
Stations from Africa, Oceania, and South America, need to contact 2 QSO;
Stations from Antarctic territories need to contact 1 QSO;
On VHF bands applicants need to make 2 QSO with a special radio station R80RTL.

Valid radio contacts may be made by the modes: CW, SSB, AM, FM, DIGITAL (digital - any kind, every kind of work - once per band) mode in the period from 10 Feb 2017 to 31 March, 2017. Repeated QSOs are allowed on different bands, different modes. The award is free and issued in electronic form on the website: https://r3r.hamlog.ru/

Applications from SWL: a request to obtain a paper version of the diploma, and questions should be sent to the diploma manager (UA3RF) email: R80RTL@yandex.ru .

 

Award Requirements for the Plaque:

On the amateur HF bands 160 - 10 meters:
Stations from Europe need to contact 3 QSO;
Stations from Asia, North America need to contact 2 QSO;
Stations from Africa, Oceania, South America and the Antarctic territories need to make 1 QSO with special radio R80RTL (R80Radio Tambov Library).
On the amateur VHF bands need to contact 1 QSO with a special radio station R80RTL.

Valid radio contact modes are CW, SSB, AM, FM, DIGITAL (digital - any kind, every kind of work - once per band) modes in the period from 10.02.2017 - 31.03.2017 year. Repeated QSO allowed on different bands, different modes.

Interesting QUIZ: For plaques, it is imperative to answer the quiz question at: http://r3r-srr.ru/?page_id=17601 . There is one question - and it is translated into four languages. The answer to the question should be sent with the application form by e-mail.

The size of plaques: A4 230 x 300 mm (metal diploma on a wooden substrate).Foreign radio amateurs, to pay for the manufacture and mailing of the plaque, it is necessary to contact the award manager (UA3RF) email: R80RTL@yandex.ru

E-mail: R80RTL@yandex.ru
Internet (rules): https://www.qrz.com/db/R80RTL
Internet (quiz): http://r3r-srr.ru/?page_id=17601

Tks EI7GL/OH3GZ 2/10/17


1 - 31 March 2017

BULGARIA                                              MARCH WOMANS MONTH- 2017

This award has been established by the amateur radio club of Plovdiv (Bulgaria), and is dedicated to female hams throughout the World, celebrating women in March..

To obtain the award it is necessary to make QSOs with 10 female amateur radio operators of any country, during the period March 1 to 31, 2017. All bands and modes OK. The same station may be contacted more than one time if the contact uses different bands and modes. Communication via repeaters do not count.

The award is issued free of charge in electronic form. Please send an application using formats of Word, cbr., Txt, or Excel and send your list as an attachment to the e-mail address of : lz1cy@abv.bg

Applications will be accepted until 20 April 2017.

E-mail: lz1cy@abv.bg
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/db/F4DHQ

Tks DH1PAL 3/2/17


1 March to 30 June 2017

ITALY                                            90th Anniversary of A.R.I. Turin Award

The Italian Amateur Radio Association (A.R.I.) Club station of Turin, was born in June in 1927, and contributed to the founding of the Italian Amateur Radio Association. Thanks to the member of Section of Turin, I1RB Pier Paolo Bavassano, who reconstructed the Story of Turin that was re-founded on the 26th of April 1946 (after the WWII Conflict), but whose original founding was in 1927. To celebrate this important occurrence , the Turin Club Station of A.R.I. has organized an Award open to all Italian and foreigners OM and SWL.

1. For this special event will be used a special call II1TON.
2. Participation: All Italian and foreigners OM and SWL
3. Period: Start at 00:00 UTC of the 1st of March 2017 till at 23:59 UTC of 30rd of June 2017.
4. Bands: All HF band: 80 – 40 – 30 – 20 – 17 – 15 – 12 – 10 – 6 - 2 meters and 70 cm.
5. Mode: SSB – CW – DIGIT in respect to band plan.
6. QSO: Required Contact: Special Call II1TON;
     a. The special call of Turin Club Station, IQ1TO, will be active only during the month of March 2017 and will be valid for both "90 Years of Italian Amateur Radio Association (www.ari.it ) and the "90 years of Italian Amateur Radio Association Turin Club Station".
     b. All OM members of the Turin Club Station will be considered as "accredited" stations, and they will be on the air with a specific call;
     c. The special calls of II1TON, IQ1TO and the "accredited" stations can be contacted multiple times on the same day, but only if they have made a change of band and/or mode.
7. Point values:
     a. Contacts with special event station II1TON = 10 points;
     b. Contacts with special call IQ1TO (On the air only in the month of March 2017) = 5 points;
     c. Contacts with "accredited" will be worth 2 points; (See item 6b above, mostly club members).
     d. The total points will be determined from the amount of points of valid QSOs.

8. Log (list of contacts): The Log must be sent only by e-mail with the object "II1TON_CALL" (example II1TON_IW1FGZ) no later than the 31st of December 2017, to the following e-mail address: ii1ton.aritorino@gmail.com .  The Log must be only in adif (.adi) format and renamed with a personal call (example iw1fgz.adi).  The logs sent after the last date will not be considered for the classify but will be used as control log and the Award will be sent (if requested).

9. Award Request:
To request the points needed are as follows: 
    a. 90 points for Italian OM;
    b.  70 points for European OM ;
    c. 40 points for Extra-european OM;
10. For the SWL category the rules are the same of the OM;
11. To obtain the Award, in addition to the required points, least one contact with the special call II1TON is required. .
12. To request the Award must be necessary complete the form that will be available on the web site www.aritorino.it .
13. The Award will be available on digital format (.pdf), or, for those who want to receive it printed, with a contribution (for printing and mail costs) 8 Euros or 10 $ with the indication available on the Turin Club Station website or qrz.com (II1TON);
14. Accredited OM: The members of Turin Club Station are considered "accredited" must send tot the following e-mail address: ii1ton.aritorino@gmail.com (every month) with a declaration that the all qso they were made with a HAM Spirit .

15. Information: Website of ARI Turin Club Station: www.aritorino.it
E-mail: ii1ton.aritorino@gmail.com

Tks DX Fun 2/27/17


1 - 31 March 2017

USA/Canada                                                2017 RST SPECIAL EVENT.

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

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

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

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

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

All certificates will be E-mailed in PDF format.
Thanks in advance for your DX spots! ... 73 de "Yukon John", KL7JR
NCDXA "RST" stations are on Facebook. Check out the hams you worked and learn about them at:
  

Internet: https://www.facebook.com/North-Country-DX-Assoc-K7ICE-1717462798496577 

OPDX Bulletin #1283 September 18, 2016


March 4 to May 7, 2017

UKRAINE                     Commemorating the 1992 Flight of a AN-2 Biplane from Ukraine to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA EO25RAN

A little light on details, but this award seems to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1992 flight of a large biplane from Chernihiv (Shestovitsa Airport) in the Ukraine to Tennessee, USA.  The crew was led by commander Pyotr Petrovich NAVOYTOM flying the biplane, an AN-2 over a path of some 15. 800 km, a distance equal to half the length of the equator.

Look for special event station EO25RAN beginning 4 March 2017, (Day of departure from the AN-2 Chernihiv, Shestovitsa Airport , Ukraine, March 4, 1992).

The plane is scheduled to arrive in Tennessee at or about 00-00 UTC 7 May 2017.

Contact special event station EO25RAN using all HF bands, including WARC and 144 MHz. Modes to be used are: CW, SSB, DIGI (All digital types are considered for DIGI). The award may be earned for making either 2 QSOs or recording at least 2 SWL’s.

Apply to uz1rr@ukr.net by sending log extract of QSO or SWL. The award is free of charge and is sent to you as a digital file.""
Email: uz1rr@ukr.net
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/EO25RAN

Tks EI7GL 3/19/17


4 - 9 March 2017

RUSSIA                                                Women’s Day - 8th of March

This award is sponsored by the club "Dolphins", and the local branch of the CPP in Sochi, Russia. This award recognizes the International Women’s Day and provides another chance to contact YL operators of any and all countries.
To earn the diploma you need to earn a total of 88 points by contacting YL radio amateurs in the world.

Scoring/Point Values:
1. The call sign number provides the same number of points: For example RK6AX = 6 points.
2. Contacts with the lady operator gives the operator the number of the prefix, plus 10 points.
     For example: RU0SYL- 10 + 10 = 20 points.
3. All modes of transmission may be used for contacts. Same station may use different types of communication (modes) at different bands. Mandatory are 2 QSO with women operators.

The award is issued free of charge in electronic form.
applications are accepted in Word format, cbr., Txt. Excel. Send list of contacts and scores via e-mail to: rk6ax@mail.ru . Applications will be accepted until 20 March 2017.

E-mail: rk6ax@mail.ru
Internet: https://awarddrc.jimdo.com/8-march-8-ìàðòà-congratulation/
 

Tks QRZ.ru 3/4/17

 


11 - 20 March 2017

ITALY                                                   DIPLOMA SANREMO

The annual SanRemo festival features Music, a cycling race and floral floats. The ARI section of SanRemo also features a Diploma, used as a means to get publicity and enhance the traditions of the city of flowers.

REGULATION

1. PARTICIPATION is open to all OM and SWL of the whole world and the goal to earn the award is to contact (or SWL) to the stations of OM belonging to ARI section of Sanremo and the Jolly station ( a wild card QSO) with IQ1SM.
2. Date: From 00.00 UTC on 11 March 2017 at 23.00 UTC on 20 March 2017.
3. Bands: All amateur bands HF (WARC).
4. MODES: SSB, CW, RTTY and digital modes
5. Making Contacts: The stations belonging to the ARI section of Sanremo will be called "CQ Diploma Sanremo" and will add to their name "Sanremo" and pass the corresponding signal reports RS (T). The same station can be contacted several times but each contact must be on different dates or on the same day but using different modes and/or bands.
6. SCORES: Each point is worth 1 point when contacted using SSB, CW and RTTY or Digital modes while the QSOs made with the Jolly station IQ1SM is worth 3 points regardless of of the band or mode.
7. OBTAINING THE DIPLOMA: To earn the Diploma, which is a certificate of participation, you must have earned at least 30 points and have at least one QSL/HRD with the station IQ1SM.
8. There are four categories to earn the award: SSB, CW, RTTY and digital modes, mixed.
9. When applying for the Diploma, you must specify for which category you have competed. Italian stations (excluding members of ARI-SanRemo) and the highest scoring DX station who earned the highest score in the MIXED category and earned the high score for all 3 modes. OM foreign stations who will have achieved the highest score in the category MIXED and must have performed the qso in all three ways. In the event of a tie the station furthest from San Remo, who received an award in previous years may apply for the Diploma but, although he will have earned the highest scores, will not get a new prize that will be awarded to the runner up. Every decision of the Organizing Committee (IZ1GAR and I1UWF) is final.
10. REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: To receive the Diploma, requiring 30 points, you must send log in Excel format, ADIF or DOC no later than 4/15/2017 to: i1yhugianni@tin.it indicating the applicant's name in the e-mail and the category in which you are competing. Gianni I1YHU, head of the Diploma after the appropriate controls, send it in you the award in pdf format.
11.Regulation and more news related to the Diploma will be available on the website of the ARI Sanremo www.arisanremo.it 

E-mail: i1yhugianni@tin.it
Internet:  http://www.arisanremo.it 


13-31 March 2017

RUSSIA                                             90th Anniversary DOSAAF Russia in Komi Republic

Special event station RK90DR will be active on the air from 13 to 31 March 2017, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the DOSAAF Organization in the Komi Republic.

This award should be ordered from : https://hamlog.ru .  Turn on your translation (I use Google), and follow instructions.  Basically, you will enter your call sign, the computer on the other side will conduct a search looking for your call sign.  If it determines that your contacts meet the criteria, you will be prompted to add your e-mail address, your full name and an image file will be sent to your in-box.  It depends on the stations in Russia to enter their data using their version of EQSL or LOTW.   

During the period from 13 to 31 March 2017 an award is offered to recognize the efforts of the organization.

Requirement: To obtain this award you need to earn a total of 90 points by contacting stations as follows: .
Point Values on HF bands (1.8 - 30 MHz)
1 QSOs with special event station RK90DR = 20 points;
2. QSOs with amateur radio of DOSAAF Russia in Komi Republic = 10 points;
3. QSOs with amateur radio stations of the Komi Republic = 5 points.
4. For stations located in Africa, Oceania, North America and South America points earned are doubled.
5. On using CW, SSB, DIGI., repeated QSOs with the same station are permitted if made on different bands and all made on one band but on different modes.

Stations belonging to DOSAFF Russia in the Komi Republic are: R6CI, R7CW, R8XF, R9XC, R9XV, RA1QLD, RA4NX, RD8X, RV1AE, RX9XO UA9XL, UA9XO, UA9XX.

Email: r9xc@mail.ru
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/lookup

Tks IW3HV 3/15/17


March 16-18, 2017

IRELAND                                               St. Patricks Day - Celebrating on the Air

The St Patrick Award is a on air celebratory award for Amateur Radio Operators to participate in on the 17th March (St Patricks Day) each year.
The event runs over the full 48 hour period over the 17th March worldwide (12 noon on the 16th March to 12 noon on the 18th March UTC).

At least 22 stations will be looking for contacts on St. Pat’s Day. Not all from Ireland! In fact some in the USA, Portugal, and even Nepal! They all count.Goal: Contact the required number of St. Patrick’s Day (SPD) stations to earn the award.

The award is available in 3 levels, depending on the numbers of celebration stations you work:
1. Fixed Station Award
To qualify 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

2. Mobile Station Award
To qualify 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

3. Short Wave Listener Award
To qualify you must log two way communications between a minimum of 10 SPD award stations utilizing any mode

To receive the award, click on the Award Application, add the requested information and attach a copy of your log, then SUBMIT. The digital image award will be sent to you by the custodian.

If you can’t find the application form online, it is: https://fs30.formsite.com/stpatrickaward/form3/index.html

Internet: http://stpatrickaward.webs.com/about-the-event 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St-Patrick-Award-1100697056639846/

Tks IW3HV 3/5/17


March 17 to April 2, 2017

RUSSIA                                                  83rd International Festival of the North (RY83HN )

The 83rd International North Festival will be held from March 17 to April 2, 2017 in the Murmansk Region.  The Sports Committee of the Murmansk region in conjunction with the RO CPP of the Murmansk region. They have authorized a special commemorative diploma to highlight and publicize this event. To obtain the award, you must earn a total of at least 83 points by radio communications with the radio amateurs of the Murmansk region and amateurs who live north of the Arctic Circle.

Point Values:
1. Contacts with special event station RY83HN = 20 points
2. for radio hams living in the Murmansk Oblast = 10 points.
3. Duplicate contacts OK if made on different HF bands or different types of modulation.
4. DIGI modes that are valid include: PSK all speed, JT65, JT9, ROS, QPSK all speed, MFSK, HELL, OLIVIA.

The QSO results will be summarized on the basis of analysis of logs through the service hamlog.ru and possible additional rewards will be made on the basis of the top 100 of the participants of the sports committee of the Murmansk region. Program Manager - RZ1ZZ , rz1zz@mail.ru Maltsev, Vladimir Dmitrievich.

NOTE: the translated text indicates that the award will be issued to those who meet the 83 point requirement, but that this determination will solely made by computers of hamlog.ru which receive QSO data from all participants. It does not seem that there is any data or lists on the award hunters part at all. You make the contacts and sit back, hoping for a good result. (Ted’s opinions.)

Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/news/13922.html


14 March to 26 March 2017

AUSTRIA                                        Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 - Award

This award honors the 2017 Special Olympics Winter Games will be held in the Austrian cities of Graz, Schladming, Ramsau, and Styria, Austria. A series of special event call stations will be activated during the 2 weeks period.

Point Values:
Each station using the OE2017 prefix is valid to earn 1 point using any mode and on every band. Contacts with special event stations OE40WG - OE40SO - OE11WG - OE11SO are good for 10 points on every band and mode.

Award Requirements:
Bronze:
Earn at least more than 11 Points and contact at least one special event station with the prefix of OE40 or OE11.
Silver
: Earn at least more than 20 Points and contact at least one special event station with the prefix of OE40 or OE11.
Gold:
Earn at least more than 40 Points and contact at least one special event station with OE11 and one with OE40

The award is issued in electronic format, as a pdf document and has no fee. You should use the online application found on their website: http://oe6.oevsv.at.

Some background relating to the activity: This is Amateur radio activity for a charitable cause. We want to promote the Special Olympics with special event stations and a special prefix which is applicable on demand for all Austrian amateur radio stations. Many of our colleagues requested for the prefix OE2017 and promote the idea of Special Olympics. In 1977, 40 years ago, the first Special Olympics World Winter Games (OE40SO, OE40WG) were held in Austria. The idea has grown and so this year, 2017, the 11th games (OE11WG, OE11SO) with 2700 athletes from 107 countries will be competing.

From March, 14 to March, 26 2017 the following club stations are active on all bands: Kainachtal (OE6XRG / OE11WG), Leibnitz (OE6XFG / OE11SO), Mürztal (OE6XMG / OE40SO) and Technical University of Graz (OE6XUG / OE40WG). Also many of OE2017 stations.

E-mail: Roland Maderbacher roland.maderbacher@aon.at
Internet: (Event) http://www.specialolympics.org

Tks Roland, OE6RAD 2/20/17


15 - 21 March 2017

SPAIN                                  World Down Syndrome Day

What is Down syndrome?

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21 (or a portion thereof), instead of the usual two, therefore called also Trisomy 21 is characterized by the presence of a variable degree of cognitive impairment and a peculiar physical features that give it a recognizable look. It is the most common cause of congenital mental and cognitive disabilities is named after John Langdon Haydon Down was the first to describe this genetic alteration in 1866, but never came to discover the causes that produced it. In July 1958 a young researcher named Jerome Lejeune discovered that the syndrome is an alteration in said pair of chromosomes..

The special event call sign EH3DWN will be activated from 15 to 21 March 2017 to publicize and gain contributions for the medical illness of Down Syndrome around the world. The Mike Delta Victor DX Group will operate this special event for the fourth consecutive year to publicize Down Syndrome to coincide with the commemoration of the World Down Syndrome Day held annually on March 21.

Requirements: During the active period, 15 March 2017 and 21 March 2017 (inclusive), contact the special event station EH3DWN on all amateur radio bands and modes.

All operators who meet the three sets of conditions will be entitled to received the free a diploma, which will be automatically sent to you by e-mail. .
1. Make a minimum of 3 contacts on the same band. These contacts must be made on different days.
2. Make a minimum of 2 contacts using different bands.
3. Make a minimum of 2 contacts using different modes.

Email: ea3hky@gmail.com
Internet: (additional information) http://eh3dwn.mikedeltavictor.com/


March 16-18, 2017

IRELAND                                     St. Patricks Day - Celebrating on the Air

The St Patrick Award is a on air celebratory award for Amateur Radio Operators to participate in on the 17th March (St Patricks Day) each year. The event runs over the full 48 hour period over the 17th March worldwide (12 noon on the 16th March to 12 noon on the 18th March UTC).
At least 22 stations will be looking for contacts on St. Pat’s Day. Not all from Ireland! In fact some in the USA, Portugal, and even Nepal! They all count.

Goal: Contact the required number of St. Patrick’s Day (SPD) stations to earn the award.

The award is available in 3 levels, depending on the numbers of celebration stations you work:

1. Fixed Station Award
To qualify 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

2. Mobile Station Award
To qualify 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

3. Short Wave Listener Award
To qualify you must log two way communications between a minimum of 10 SPD award stations utilizing any mode

To receive the award, click on the Award Application, add the requested information and attach a copy of your log, then SUBMIT. The digital image award will be sent to you by the custodian.

If you can’t find the application form online, it is: https://fs30.formsite.com/stpatrickaward/form3/index.html

Internet: http://stpatrickaward.webs.com/about-the-event
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St-Patrick-Award-1100697056639846/


25 March to 9 April 2016

ENGLAND                                        AIRFIELDS ON THE AIR

This award was developed in order to encourage Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS) members and affiliated Clubs to become involved in events and thus promote the society. Also, to  encourage all amateur radio enthusiasts to participate in commemorating service airfields and bases, the personnel who serve, or those that served and the many who gave of their lives in that service.

RULES:
1. The goal is to ‘Activate’ in a Radio sense, current or former RAF (Ministry of Defense or its predecessor) stations, airfields or bases, radar or radio sites, landing strips, including landing waters located in Great Britain & Northern Ireland, dating from 1914 to current times. Activating a station, current or disused, is deemed to be acceptable if made from a suitable location up to approximately 500 metres away from the (original) site of that station.

2. The operators of Single stations is based for awards but includes those who may be supported by a club or society’s portable operation. Only ATC Squadrons and other youth groups, may enter as a multi operator group award.

3. To utilise frequencies in the proximity of the RAFARS net frequencies as published in QRV. Primarily 1.855 mhz & 1.993 mhz, 3.515 mhz & 3.710 mhz, 7.015 mhz & 7.045 mhz plus the 20mtr and 21mtr band frequencies as conditions improve.

4. All power levels may be used from QRP up to 100 watts output.

5 .Modes of Operation will be Voice and Morse modes only.

6. Specified RAFARS AOTA Days of portable activity will be published via the RAFARS Website, QSL.net/G4DQP Webpage, QRV, Packet Newsletter, and through the RAFARS net controllers wherever possible. Any operator or group may ‘Activate’ a station/airfield/base at any time or date as an ad hoc activation however, all activating stations must register their activity with G4DQP (this web site) prior to their activation date, if they wish their activation to count towards any RAFARS award.

7. Award certificates will be available for working 'AOTA' stations, with certificates as follows:
          Bronze AOTA Certificate is earned with 5 activated stations/airfields worked.
          Gold AOTA Certificate is earned with 50 activated stations/airfields worked.

Note: A QSO with an activated station/airfield/base can only be credited once to an operator’s or group's entire "QSO" tally’.

8. All of the awards given will be announced or awarded at the RAFARS AGM each year.
Awards Fee. £5.00 to cover administration and postage.

9. Operational rules. 
     A. Logs must be kept with normal details, but especially date & time and the airfield's name. 
     B. Operators / groups claiming an award must ensure that all their stations worked, must be those station who are or have been logged as an activated airstation/base with their details & dates placed on this website's 'Activations Page'.
     C. Any other airfield or airbase worked will not count towards the RAFARS Certificate.

10. A signed declaration, of the following wording is required: Wording should be similar to:

"I (John Smith G9xyz) do hereby declare that the rules of the RAFARS AOTA have been observed and complied with in contacting the (21) 'Activated' stations and I now request I be granted the relevant RAFARS AOTA Certificate. signed: (JSmith G9xyz)"

11.This self declared statement that full compliance with all of the RAFARS AOTA event rules was complied with is required by all claimant operators / groups.

12. APPLICATION: To claim an award send a copy of your relevant logs, the awards fee, a Cheque / Postal order made out to RAFARS and your signed declaration of operational conformity, To: M3NDZ. QTHr Call Book, QRV or QRZ.com. (RAFARS QSL & Awards Manager).
13. Rules applicable to activators for this program are not shown in this series of rules.

Internet: http://www.qsl.net/g4dqp/Activations.html

Tks IW3HV 3/15/17


17-23 April 2017

ITALY                                           1st "IMPERIAL ROME" Diploma 2017

Tango Whisky group sponsors a standing contest called "IMPERIAL ROME", open to amateur radio operators and SWL from all nations.  The event will be held every year, the third week of April, celebrating "Natale di Roma" (birthday of Rome) which falls on 21st of April. Operating bands: 80-40-20 meters only SSB mode.

RULES: 
1. The activator stations will give the report and 5 points each contact.
2. You can contact more times the same activator station only on different days or different bands.
3. In order to get the Diploma you have to reach the following score: 100 points for Italian OM and 50 points for other Nations OM.
4. The same score applies to SWL on condition that there are at least three participants.
5. The Diploma is free and will be sent in PNG format.
6. The activity will take place this year from 17th to 23rd April 2017.
7. The log must be sent in any format at marco@iu0fbk.it .
8. The deadline to receive the logs of the 1st "IMPERIAL ROME" Contest is April 30th 2017, considered as valid the date of the e-mail.

General ranking will be visible on www.iu0fbk.it .
The regulation is written and edited by QSLM IUØFBK Marco.

E-mail: marco@iu0fbk.it
Internet: www.iu0fbk.it/News-article-sid-2.html

Tks IW3HV 3/13/17


1 - 30 April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E-mail: iz1bzv@gmail.com

Other information:
1. The bronze award is free and you will receive it, by request, via e-mail;
2. The silver award can be requested by sending to the manager the list of contacts, by mail or e-mail, with a contribution of € 6,00. It is possible to send the cost also by PAYPAL to iz1bzv@gmail.com
3. The gold award can be requested from the manager, by post or e-mail, with the same contribution. Payment can also be sent by PAYPAL as noted above in #2.
4. The TOP award is free for the station which has the highest total of QSOs. The other operators from the special stations can request the TOP award from the manager, sending their request to the manager by e-email, and the same contribution by PAYPAL.

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

E-mail: iz1bzv@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.mdxc.org/20years/english/

Tks DXFun 12/20/16


April 2, 2017

ITALY                                               Disused Railways Day

This award commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Insurbia Radio Club. It recognizes on this day, the historical heritage of railway lines which have been discontinued and then converted into another purpose, that being the establishment of green ways onver very gently sloping land which can be used for pedestrian cycling. This use of railways has also been been recognized in other countries including the USA where they are called "Rails to Trails". 

The Insubria Radio Club has organized in collaboration with the Onda Telematica Association, A.I.R.S. and Cone Radio Team the first edition of the Disused Railways Day Award which will be held on April 2, 2017. The event is managed by the Italian Association of Greenways http://www.greenways.it .

There are 5 such disused railways in this area which will support portable operations by club members on April 2nd.  They are:
1. DFD-001 Centocelle -Frosinone from Stazione Colonna Museum using special call II0TRM by the Onda Telematica Association.
2. DFD-002 Ancona-Ancona Mareittima by Conero Radio Team IQ6KX.
3. DFD-003 Treviso-Ostiglia by A.I.R.S. IQ3YQ.
4. DFD-004 Rivarolo-Castellamonte by A.I.R.S. IQ1YY.
5. DFD-005 Valmorea Railway by the Insurbia Radiio Club IR2XIR

The Disused Railways Day Award (first edition) is issued at no charge as a PDF document to all amateurs/SWL who contact each of the operations from the 5 railways and send an e-mail containing all QSO details (log extract) to dfd@insubriaradio.org .

E-mail: dfd@insubriaradio.org 
Internet: http://www.insubriaradio.org 

Tks IZ2ELV 2/22/17


6 - 21 May 2017

ITALY                                   1000 Miglia Storica Award

The A.R.I. branch in Brescia (Italy), together with the ARI branch of Roma, issue this Award in order to to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the famed auto race held for the first time in 1927.  
The route from Brescia to Roma and back to Brescia will be run from May 18th to May 21st 2017.
The race will include antique vehicles that ran in the classic "Mille Miglia", known as "the finest car race in the world", held between the years 1927 and 1957.

RULES
1. To earn the Award, OMs and SWLs must contact/listen to stations located in provinces Brescia and Roma from May 6th to May 21st.
2. Points Required:
     Italian station - 30 points.
     European stations- 20 points.
     Non-european stations -10 points.
3. Point Values:
     1 point for each QSO with stations located in the provinces of Brescia and Roma;
     3 points for each QSO with Jolly Stations; (wild card)
     5 points each QSO with the SuperJolly Station; (a bigger wild card)
4. JOLLY STATIONS
     IQ2CF (A.R.I. Brescia)
     IQ0RM (A.R.I. Roma)
5. SUPERJOLLY STATION
     II2MM
6. BANDS - All HF bands may be used.
7. MODES - SSB, CW, DIGI.
8. Every station may be connected only ONCE per day, indendently of bands or modes.
9. LOGs must be sent no later than June 15th 2017 by e-mail to iz2fos@aribrescia.it .
10. The Award will be issued free of charge im .pdf format. A paper Diploma will be printed on request and costs $10.00 including postage.

E-mail: iz2fos@aribrescia.it

Tks IZ2FOS 3/2/17


April 8 to 30, 2017

BULGARIA                                                                       Diploma "38 years of the Flight of Soyuz-33"

Sponsored by The International HAM aviators club "Fifth Ocean" and devoted to the space flight of Bulgaria’s First Cosmonaut Georgi Ivanov on 10-12 April 1978.

Requirement: To obtain the Diploma you need to earn 38 points.

Point Values:

1. Each QSO with Special event call signs LZ38GI, LZ38NR and LZ38SATURN = 5 points.
2. Each QSO with Bulgarian members of the Fifth Ocean members = 3 points.
3. Bulgarian members registered on
www.hamlog.ru are: LZ105PBP, LZ120RK, LZ180VL, LZ1CNN, LZ1HM, LZ1NY, LZ1VP, LZ1ZF, LZ2KLR, LZ3V, LZ44WFF, LZ4FQ, LZ5O, LZ5O/P, LZ6C and LZ9Z
4. QSOs with all other members of the Fifth Ocean worked on SSB = 1 point.
5. Only QSOs made during the days of activity 8-30 April 2017 count for the award.
6. QSOs with the same station can be counted if using different modes and different bands.

A complete listing of the members of The International HAM aviators club are published on: http://www.aviaham.ru/callbook/
You may receive the award at no cost by visiting the website: http://aviaham.hamlog.ru

Enter QSO data to receive automated issuance of the certificate.


13-14 May 2017

Netherlands                                    Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, 13th/14th May 2017 the Netherlands will be holding a National Windmill and Pumping Station weekend during which many windmills and pumping stations will be open to the public to view. Guides will be in attendance to explain the operation of the machinery and to answer questions.

For many years, in the U.K., the events of this weekend have been shared with amateur radio stations and became known as the ‘Mills on the Air’ weekend. In 2009 Jelle (PD5JFK) and Bernard (PB7Z) decided to set up for the first time their own special radio station to contact mills in Holland and elsewhere in Europe and so advertise the opening of Windmills and Pumping Stations. This proved to be so popular with millers and volunteers alike that they were encouraged to repeat this promotion each year and this year is the 9th year.

This event has proved to be an excellent way to advertise the hobby of amateur radio to the many members of the public who visit the mills and pumping stations. It is not generally realised how distant our amateur radio communications can travel and with experts on hand to explain the operations as they are taking place within the mill.

A list of mills which have promised activity for the event (not only from Holland, but from other European countries as well) is shown on their web site. The sponsor asks that if your windmill is not yet listed, that you should contact them at nationalemolendag@gmail.com .

Award Requirements:
a) Six different windmills or pumping stations or,
b) Six QSO’s with windmills or pumping stations on different Bands/Modes.

The award is available only as a pdf document. Each year they use a classic image of windmills of the past history of Holland. 
SWL OK. A special version of the award will be sent to them. They will require the log to be sent by email showing the QSO data of both stations. The Award will be free and sent via email.

E-mail (and application) pb7z@ziggo.nl
Internet: http://www.pd6mill.com/

Painting by Claude Monet.

Tks Jelle PB7Z 2/20/17


16 - 24 April 2017

ROMANIA                                                      World Amateur Radio Day Award

Every year, centering on the 18th of April, we celebrate the World Amateur Radio Day.  The Romanian "FRR"  joins other groups and encourages activity to celebrate the offering of  a special award.    For 2017,  the time period has been set for 16-24 April.

Requirement: You may earn this year’s award by making contact with 18 different country entities.  A contact with Romanian special event station YO17ZMR is required.

Just send a log extract of the contacts you have made during these dates, and send your list to: frr@hamradio.ro .  The award will be sent to you electronically in the form of a digital file. The award is FREE of charge.

All requests should be made on or before June 1st 2017.


July 23 - 29, 2017

HUNGARY 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival ( HG17EYOF )

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

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

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

AWARD:
Need 3 QSOs /1 QSO CW, 1 QSO PHONE, 1 QSO DIGI/ with HG17EYOF for the award, no band restriction. Send application with the QSO datas to radioklub@mttosz.t-online.hu The award is voluntary, available only in electronic format.

Email: radioklub@mttosz.t-online.hu
Internet: http://gyor2017.hu/en_GB/home
Internet: (QRZ.com) Http://www.qrz.com/db/HG17EYOF

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