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 
1 March 2014 30 November 2014 Latvia RIGA-ECC-2014 Award X SQ6CU
5 April 2014 6 September 2014 Poland ATOM100+ Award X DH1PAL
29 April 2014 31 December 2014 Poland 80 Years of Amateur Radio in Plock X (postage) PA3CUZ
9 May 2014 21 October 2014 Austria OE Helgoland Diploma   K1BV Research
14 June 2014 31 October 2014 Poland The Five Mounds of Krakow   DH1PAL
18 June 2014 18 September 2014 Spain Diploma Felipe VI - King of Spain X LY5J
15 July 2014 15 August 2014 Russia 700th Anniversary Birth of Saint Sergey of Radonezh X 
18 July 2014 10 August 2014 Russia 300th Anniversary of the Battle of Gangutsky TBD
23 July 2014 3 August 2014 England Worked All Britain: Commonwealth Games Award X PA3CUZ
24 July 2014 3 August 2014 Romania 10th anniversary of Romanian Website X PA3CUZ
1 August 2014 31 August 2014 Germany Lights Hunter Award - 2014 X DE3EAR
1 August 2014 31 August 2014 Lithuania The Baltic Way - 25th Anniversary Award   LY2QT
1 August 2014 31 August 2014 Latvia Diploma Baltic Way 25 X
5 August 2014 24 August 2014 Cueta Diploma Africa Virgin Patroness of Cueta X PA3CUZ
12 August 2014 8 September 2014 Netherlands The Floral Zundert Award   PA3CUZ
16 August 2014 30 August 2014 Czech Republic OL150FIRE Diploma X UT7AW
23 August 2014 7 September 2014 France World Equestrian Games - 2014 X K1BV Research
1 September 2014 30 September 2014 Italy Mercury Space Program - The Beginning Diploma   PA3CUZ
1 September 2014 30 September 2014 Poland Sonda Award X LY5J
4 September 2014 30 September 2014 Greece Special Event Station "Ancient AMFIPOLIS" X
6 September 2014 14 September 2014 USA Route 66 On The Air Certificate   SP9JPA Blog
9 September 2014 29 September 2014 Spain EA Football League Teams "EA-FLT-2014" X UT7AW and EA5FL and 
12 September 2014 26 September 2014 Italy Enigma Award X LY5J and SP9JPA
12 September 2014 21 September 2014 Netherlands 70th Anniversary "Market Garden"
14 September 2014 21 September 2014 Kazakhstan Activity Week "Almaty - 160" X UT7AW
14 September 2014 15 October 2014 Russia Ham Formula One Award X (basic) DH5MM and S53EO
15 September 2014 21 September 2014 Spain 40th Anniversary Memorial Amateur Radio Puertito of Guimaras 2014. X
21 September 2014 21 September 2014 Belgium Belgian Mills Award   SP9JPA Blog
27 September 2014 28 September 2014 England Railways On The Air Award X SP9JPA
6 October 2014 15 November 2014  Belgium 70th Anniversary Canadian Liberation March (ON4CLM ) X

2014 Very Short Term Awards 

1 March to 30 November 2014

LATVIA                                                     RIGA-ECC-2014 Award

Riga, Latvia was elected as the European Capital of Culture for 2014 and throughout the year, its residents and guests will participate in many different events. Riga radio amateurs are sponsoring an award, the "RIGA - European Capital of Culture - 2014 " to mark this honor.  Earn the award by contacting Riga and Riga district Latvian stations with special call signs that will be active from 1 March to 30 November 2014. The calls will include YL2014 prefixes.

a. Modes: CW - PHONE - DIGI
b. Bands: HF and VHF according to the IARU band plan.
c. Points :
     For each QSO with one special callsign YL2014 one point is assigned.
     Repeated QSOs are permitted for award credit when made on different bands and modes.
d. Points required for the award: 
     GOLD: 50 points;
     SILVER: 25 points;
     BRONZE: 10 points.

The award is available for FREE in electronic format in PDF format. Send e-mail to with log extract including points claimed for the award.


Tks SQ6CU 3/1/14  Revised 4/9/14 Tks YL3BU

5 April to 6 September 2014 (4 periods of activity)

HUNGARY                                              ATOM100+ AWARD

The award is issued by Tolna County Amateur Radio Association to support the 2014 Hungarian long-distance runner race named „ATOM100+" and to express the fun that running gives to our civilized world.

Activity will be concentrated in four time periods:
                            Venue           Competition
05/04/2014. h.14:00-     Baja            Kikelet’ half marathon 
03/05/2014 h.14:00-      Szekszárd   Borvidék’ half maraton
26/07/2014 h.14:00-     Nagyatád     eXtremeMan’ 2/3 maraton
06/09/2014 h.14:00-     Paks           Atomfutás’ 3/4 marAtom

The main sponsor of the tournament is the MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant. During the period of 5 April 2014 – 31 December 2014 a special call sign will be on the air: HG100ATOM

Activity: Until the end of the year, and especially during the running competition a portable station will activate the call sign HG100ATOM on the venue. The operators will be members of the Radioclubs Paks and residents of Szekszárd.
Frequency: On all bands through HF, VHF, UHF
Modes of operation: SSB, CW, DIGI modes

ATOM100+ AWARD Requirements
The „ATOM100+" AWARD can be earned on two levels
1. Earn 100 + points
2. Earn 200 + points.

1. HG100ATOM counts 15 points per band plus you can earn an extra 20 points per band if the contacts are made during the running competition days (see the table above).
2. Stations from town of Paks and Szekszárd count 10 points per band for the award, the other stations from Tolna county count 5 points per band.

Some active stations from Paks and Szekszárd: HA3UU, HA3DX, HA6OL, HA3KNA, HA3NU, HA3OU, HA3FTA, HG3FUG, etc.
Active stations from Tolna county

Award application
Achieving of more than 100 points:
1. A free electronic award can be downloaded from the website
2. A printed award costs 5 Euro/ 6 USD/ 5 IRC

Achieving of more than 200 points:
1. A free electronic award can be downloaded from the website
2. A printed award costs 2 Euro/ 3 USD/ 3 IRC

Application submission deadline is 31 January 2015:
Applications have to be submitted to: Szekszárdi Rádió Klub, 7100 Szekszárd, Rákóczi u., 16., Hungary
The HG100ATOM call sign is registered in the E-QSL system.


Tks DH1PAL 4/19/14

April 25-27, 2014

POLAND                                      Canonization of Pope John Paul II Commemorative Award

On the occasion of the Canonization of Pope John Paul II the special event stations HF1JPII & HF1TT will be operating during the period of April 25 – April 27 2014. The special event stations will be working on the HF and UHF bands.
All contacts will confirmed with a special QSL card . QSL via SP2ZAO

The requirement is simple: For the commemorative award make just one QSO with one of the above stations! For SWL’s, one SWL report. Apply on or before May 31, 2014. 
Fee: Polish stations PLN 10, for European stations (EURO ZONE) is EUR 5 and for all other foreign stations is $US5.

Application for a diploma, please send an e-mail message to together with details of our QSO or your SWL (DATE, UTC, MODE, RSTs / RSTr) and a photocopy proof of payment / bank transfer. PAYPAL is also accepted. Contact e-mail address above for details.


Tks K1BV Research 4/9/14

29 April to 31 Dec 2014

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

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

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

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


Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14

9 May to 21 October 2014

AUSTRIA                                   OE Helgoland Diploma

This diploma is offered in memory of the naval battle at Helgoland 150 years ago. It shows the two frigates "Radetzky" and "Black Mountain" in engagement with Danish ships off the island of Helgoland. The back of the award contains a description of the battle with images of Admiral Tegetthoff, the Navy Memorial in Cuxhaven and diploma data of the applicant.

Rules for the Award:
a) the diploma may be requested by any licensed radio amateur, club station or SWL.
b) contacts must be made from May 9, 2014 (May 9, 1864 date of the naval battle) until October 21, 2014 (October 21, 1864 when the ships departed for home.)
c) bands, all HF bands. preferred frequencies on CW: 3,565, 7,025, 10,118, 14,052, 18,095 kHz, preferred frequencies on SSB: 3,625, 7,060, 14,335 kHz.
d) Modes: CW and SSB, each station may be worked only once per band
e) same conditions for SWL `s.

Point Values:
a. QSO with the special station OE150CUX = 50 points,
b. QSO with OE6XMF (MFCA club station) = 40 points,
c. QSO with DL0CUX and / or OZ0MF = 30 points,
d. DL-Marine radio operator stations =10 points,
e. DL-AFU-Stns = 5 points each in CW and SSB,
f. OZ Navy radio operator stations = 10 points,
g. OZ-AFU-Stn = 5 points each in CW and SSB,
h. OE Marine radio operator stations = 10 points,
i. OE Afu-Stn = 5 points each in CW and SSB.

A total of 150 points are required. (The residence of the Imperial Naval squadron was located in Cuxhaven - Helgoland - Sylt and Bremerhaven 150 years ago)

The award is available in 6 varieties depending on contacts made.

One QSO with each of these stations using each one CW-/SSB-QSO `s
OE150CUX, OE6XMF, DL0CUX and OZ0MF = 150 points.
Make at least one CW-/SSB-QSO with a club station and contact with all three countries (DL, OZ, OE);
For Example: DL0CUX, 10 MF, 1 OZ, 1 MFCA Stn = 150 points.
Make at least one CW-/SSB-QSO with a club station, marine radio operator stations for less like the three countries (OE, DL, OZ).
Example: OE6XMF, 11 MF-Stn, 1 MFCA Stn = 150 points
Make at least one QSO with special or club station with mixed Afu contacts in CW and SSB on all three countries (OE, DL, OZ) is required.
Example: OE6XMF, 2 MF, 2-MFCA, 9 DL-Stn (SSB) 14 OE Stn (SSB), 1 OZ-AFU-Stn (SSB) = 152 points
Make at least one QSO with special or club station required.
Example: OE150CUX or OE6XMF or OZ0MF or DL0CUX plus remainder of points from other categories.
This "class" is intended for guests on the QRG as a reminder of this 150-year anniversary.
The same requirements as class "TELEGRAPHENMAAT" all Stn are working as / mm Stn, it must have at least one club radio station and one Afu-Stn from OE + DL + OZ to work in / mm (maritime mobile).
Example: DL0CUX/mm or OE6XMF/mm or OZ0MF/mm + OE1ABC/mm, DL1ABC/mm and OZ1ABC/mm

The Trophy is awarded as plaque together with engraving (your call sign) and diploma.
No cards needed, just a log extract of all QSOs and points plus the level you are applying for.
You may apply by e-mail or regular post to the MFCA Award Manager Ing Sepp Langer, OE3OLC. The cost for the award is € 15,. Funds transfer via electronic means are as follows:
     Volksbank Obersteiermark Kto Nr.: 51384740000
     BLZ: 43030
     IBAN: AT09 4303 0513 8474 0000

Apply by e-mail or traditional mail to: Ing. Sepp Langer, OE3OLC, Birkengasse 25, 3172 Ramsau (Hainfeld), Austria.



19 June to 31 October 2014

Poland                                              "The Five Mounds of Krakow"

Artificial mounds have been created for a variety of reasons throughout history, including ceremonial), burial, and commemorative purposes. The Kosciuszko Mound in Kraków, Poland, erected by Cracovians in commemoration of the Polish national leader Tadeusz Kos'ciuszko, is an artificial mound modeled after Kraków's prehistoric mounds of Krak and Wanda.

A serpentine path leads to the top, approx. 326 metres (1,070 ft) above sea level, with a panoramic view of the Vistula River and the city. It was completed in November 1823. The location selected for the monument was the natural Blessed Bronislawa Hill situated in the western part of Kraków's Zwierzyniec District. It is one of Kraków's four mounds. The other three major mounds in Kraków are: Krakus Mound, Wanda Mound and Pilsudski Mound.


Contact stations operating on or in the vicinity of the five "Mounds of Krakow". In order to receive a diploma you should be make at least four QSOs, one QSO with each of four mounds. Station organizer 3Z5KK or HF5KK any. DX stations need only 2 such contacts.

Reference numbers:
1 - Mound Piłsudski (Independence) - 36 m n.p.t
2 - Mound kosciuszko - 34 m n.p.t.
3 - Mound Krakus - 16 m n.p.t.
4 - Mound Wanda - 14 m n.p.t.
5 - Mound Jan Paweł II -7 m n.p.t.

Communication with the mound of Jan Pawe II (Pope John Paul II) may be used to replace a missing contact with one of the other mounds.
Special event stations HF5KK and 3Z5KK will be active during the period from 19 June 2014 to 31 October 2014 on the 40m band using SSB.
Diplomas will be sent after the completion of the action and receiving logs from communications conducted. Logs should include the special event call sign of the mound and proper reference number, plus date date and time of communication carried out.
Fee for DX stations for the diploma is 6 euro via PAYPAL: .
Applications for the diploma and questions stations DX please send an e-mail .
ward manager: Maciej Dziedzic, Po.Box. 497, 30-960 Krakow, Poland.



18 June to 18 September 2014

SPAIN                                     DIPLOMA FELIPE VI KING OF SPAIN

On the occasion of the coronation of King Philip VI, and taking advantage of the special prefixes of AM0, AN0 and AO0 created for such an important event (see resolution: 11-48-12.html ), the group UNITE FOR RADIO sponsors the Diploma VI KING OF SPAIN FELIPE in accordance with the following rules:

a. SCOPE -. Every amateur in possession of the appropriate official license and SWL may participate.
b. DATE and TIME -. 00:01 (UTC) on 18 June, 23:59 hours (UTC) to September 18, 2014.
c. BANDS -. 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80, within the segments recommended by the IARU.
d. MODE -. Telephony.
f. DIPLOMA -. To earn the Diploma you must contact with members of the UNITE FOR RADIO club who will be operating with AM0, AO0, and AN0 (or her district and suffix) and contact at least the 9 districts of Spain. Each contact must be with a UNITE FOR RADIO member. The diploma in DIN A4 format may be requested in a single format:

1 - ELECTRONIC, requesting to send the contact list by email to the following address: .
2. LISTS -. Lists should be sent PROPERLY COMPLETED, clearly indicating the target contestant and name, to send the diploma, and the contacted station, date, time and frequency.
3. NOTE: This particular award limits QSOs to ONLY VOICE QSOs.and no use of WARC bands.

Tks LY5J 6/25/14

15 July to 15 August 2014

RUSSIA                                                                                700th Anniversary Birth of Saint Sergey of Radonezh

Venerable Sergius of Radonezh. Sergii Radonezhsky; (14 May 1314 – 25 September 1392), was a spiritual leader and monastic reformer of medieval Russia. Together with Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, he is one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most highly venerated saints.

The diploma "700th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Sergey of Radonezh" is issued for carrying out radio communications with two special event stations R700PSR and R1314SR which will be active in honor of this event from July 15 to August 15, 2014. Radio contacts on any bands and any modes OK. The diploma is issued at no charge in electronic form by results of check of online log of the above-named radio stations in an automatic mode. If you wish to receive the award by mail in printed format, contact RL3DV (rl3dv (@)

Internet 1. :
Internet 2. :
E-mail: R700PSR@MAIL.RU

Tks 8/3/14

July 18 to August 10, 2014

RUSSIA                                                              300th Anniversary of the Battle of Gangutsky

The PO CPP club of St. Petersburg and the Union of Radio Fans of Armed Forces (URFAF) will recognize the 300th anniversary of the date of the first sea victory of the Russian fleet under the leadership of Peter I over the Swedish fleet, which took place in 1714 at the Cape of Gangut in the Baltic Sea. 
Contact memorial call sign stations which commemorate this event during the period of July 18 to August 10, 2014. Look for stations with the R300 and OG300 prefixes.

Requirements: earn at least 300 points. Europeans will have to contact 2 of the memorial radio stations, and for other continents – just one.

Point values:
a. Russian special event stations R300G, R300GV, R300GMB = 50 points
b. for contacts with OG300G station = 100 points.
c. Besides anniversary stations, 10 points will be given for contacts with radio stations of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, and also radio stations of Finland on whose coast occurred the Gangutsky battle. Further, for the diploma any of the members of SRVS serving in Navy of the USSR and Russia = 10 points.
d. Repeat radio contacts on different bands or modes also count for the award.

The degree manager is Nikolay RV1AQ. Information covering application and award fees will be published on the website of QRZ.RU shortly.


Tks 7/15/14

23 July to 3 August 2014

ENGLAND                                           Worked All Britain: Commonwealth Games Award

To commemorate the Commonwealth Games being held in Scotland this year, members of The Worked All Britain Awards Group will be activating an event station each day from 23rd July to 3rd August from various locations in Scotland. The call sign to be used will be GB4CGS (Commonwealth Games Scotland).

Contact GB4CGS on 3, 6 or 9 different days during this period, which will be endorsed Bronze, Silver or Gold respectively. Awards may also be endorsed for any band or mode. Only one certificate, showing the highest level achieved, will be issued for each band/mode endorsement.

All proceeds from this award, (see below for Award Prices), will be donated to ARCOS, a UK national charity, working to improve life for children and adults who have communication, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. .

Bronze for working the station on 3 different days during the period
Silver for working the station on 6 different days during the period
Gold for working the station on 9 different days during the period

Schedule of activation for GB4CGS        
Date                  Station Activating GB4CGS        W.A.B.             Area Notes
23/07/2014       MM1HMV                                  NS17
24/07/2014       MM0DNX
25/07/2014       GM0FGI                                      NS15             Isle of Bute
26/07/2014       MM0VEG                                    NS56
27/07/2014       MM0VEG                                    NS66
28/07/2014       MM0VEG                                    NS75
29/07/2014       GM4IAR                                      NX13            Mull of Galloway Lighthouse
30/07/2014       GM4NFI                                      NN07
31/07/2014       MM0DHQ                                    NS34
01/08/2014       GM0GFL                                      HU31            Shetland Mainland
02/08/2014       MM0GHM                                   NS43
03/08/2014       GM4PWR                                     NS17

AWARD Fees: UK stations Ł2.50 and Non-UK stations Ł5 or €10/$10.  We apologize for the high costs outside the UK, but our postal service has decided in its wisdom to classify a single certificate as a parcel! However a pdf version is available to anyone for only Ł1 or €2/$2. You may then print the certificate yourself. Payment for this method can only be accepted in Sterling coin or via PayPal. Non-UK coins cannot be accepted.

For the printed certificate we accept Sterling, Euro or US Dollar currency or a sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank.
Claims can be sent by post to: Dave Brooks - G4IAR, 28 Avon Vale Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2AA, Engeland.

Applications by E-mail: or
Internet: or

Tks PA3CUZ 7/14/14


July 24 to August 3, 2014

ROMANIA            10th anniversary of Romanian Website

July 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Romanian web site During the 10 day period, between July 24 and August 3, a special call sign YR10RRO will be active and celebrating this anniversary. Those radio amateurs contacting this station and accumulating points will be eligible to claim a special award: " - 10 years anniversary". . The station will be operated by hams who contributed or helped the web site

The award is issued in three classes (I, II and III) and endorsements for modes of CW and SSB. The applicants should earn a minimum number of points from QSOs in HF bands (from 160 to 10 meters) made with the special event call sign of YR10RRO and a few other stations operated by hams that contributed with articles published by or who helped managing the web site during last 10 years. The list of the call signs can be found at this address:

Those who confirmed their presence on HF bands between July 24 and August 3, 2014 are highlighted with red. 

Requirements: The total number of points required for each class is as follows:
Class I: 175 points
Class II: 100 points
Class III: 75 points
The award is issued separately for each mode, CW or SSB. .

Point Values:
a. A QSO made with a station present on the list on any band is worth 5 points. 
b. On the same mode, on any other band a contact with the same station does not offer any more points. 
c. In other words, a station listed on the's contributors list could give no more than 5 points in CW and 5 points in SSB, on any HF band.
d. A QSO made with the special call sign YR10RRO is worth 10 points on any band and mode, but a new contact on the same mode and a different band would offer additional 10 points.
e. To be eligible for the award, for any class, the applicant must work YR10RRO at least once.

The award is free and is offered in electronic format for contacts made between July 24 and August 3, 2014. The application should be submitted by email to

The following information is expected for each eligible contact:
•Data and time (UTC)
•Band (exact frequency, if possible)
•Mode (CW or SSB)
•Call sign
•Points claimed

The calculated claimed total number of points is also expected in the application.
Please provide your call sign, name and email address where you what to be contacted.
Due date to apply for " - 10 years anniversary" award is December 31, 2014.

Internet:   and .

Tks PA3CUZ 7/22/14

1 - 31 August 2014

GERMANY                                                 LIGHTS HUNTER AWARD 2014

To support amateur radio activity from lighthouses and lightships, the BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS offer this award to all interested lighthouse hunters (OP or SWL). During the month of August 2014 work or hear as many amateur radio stations operating from lighthouses or lightships. A minimum number of ten lighthouses is required for the award.

Send your application with a log extract to sponsor by e-mail. Please, only use one of the following form of data file: txt, doc, xls, pdf, jpg. The log extract must include the lighthouse name or number (preferably ARLHS number). No band or mode restrictions.
Deadline for application: November 30, 2014. Please do not send your applications before September 1. The award is only available as a pdf. There is no award fee.

Send your application via e-mail to

Tks DE3EAR 7/26/14

1 - 31 August 2014

LITHUANIA                       BALTIC WAY - 25 Plaque

August 23, 2014 is the 25th anniversary of "Baltic Way".

This information, and more is found at
On 23 August 1989, the three nations living by the Baltic Sea surprised the world by taking hold of each other's hands and jointly demanding recognition of the secret clauses in the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and the re-establishment of the independence of the Baltic States. More than a million people joined hands to create a 600 km long human chain from the foot of Toompea in Tallinn to the foot of the Gediminas Tower in Vilnius, crossing Riga and the River Daugava on its way, creating a synergy in the drive for freedom that united the three countries. The Baltic Way was organized by the national movements of each of the Baltic States: the Popular Front of Estonia Rahvarinne, the Popular Front of Latvia and the Lithuanian Reform Movement Sa;ju-dis.

To honor this occasion from August 1 till August 31, 2014 there will be special activation of amateur radio stations in all 3 Baltic countries using the figure 25 in their prefix.

The special plaque BALTIC WAY - 25, made from oak, will be available for QSOs with the Baltic States. At least one QSO with Lithuania (LY), Latvia (YL) and Estonia (ES) is mandatory. 
It is necessary to earn at least 25 points. 1 point is given for QSOs with ES, LY, YL stations with their regular calls. If you work stations with the prefixes of LY25, YL25 or ES25, you earn 3 points. Any Baltic station can be worked on different bands in order to obtain additional points.

The first 5 stations from Baltic States, Europe and DX will receive trophies without payment (according to date when application is received).

The fee for BALTIC WAY – 25 trophy is 35 EURO or $US50.

The application for trophy should be sent till October 1, 2014 to the following address:
Valerijus Simulik LY2QT, P.O. Box 131, LT-78008, Siauliai-10, LITHUANIA or by e-mail:


Tks LY2QT 7/10/14

1 - 31 August 2014

LATVIA                                                 Diploma "Baltic Way-25"

The Diploma "Baltic Way-25" diploma was founded in honor of the 25th anniversary of an expression of freedom was made when people from the three countries created a human chain (called the "Baltic Way") from Tallinn to Vilnius through Riga.

Requirement: During the month of August, contact:
3 QSO amateur stations of Lithuania "LY"
3 QSO amateur stations of Estonia "ES"
3 QSO amateur stations Latvia "YL"

The Diploma is free of charge and will be sent as a digital electronic formated image..
SWL OK for similar conditions.
To apply for the diploma send log extract of the required contacts via an e-mail to Andris YL2QK: or

Tks 7/29/14

5 - 24 August 2014

CEUTA                                                    Diploma Africa Virgin Patroness of Ceuta

1. The award is established to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Africa / Our Lady Patroness of Ceuta, which takes place on August 5, the URCE invites you to participate in the first award.
2. Dates: From 10:00 h EA August 5 until 23:00 h EA Day August 24, 2014
3. Scope:. All amateurs in possession of the appropriate official authorization.
4. Bands 7 Mhz and 3.5 Mhz, in the recommended IARU segments.
5. Mode: SSB
6. Exchange: contact stations calling CQ I PATRON OF DIPLOMA CEUTA giving signal reports followed by a letter which forms the following sentence:
7. A total of 40 letters are needed. You an make one contact for each band day, one on 7 Mhz and 3.5 Mhz in another.
8. The call will be "CQ I PATRON OF DIPLOMA Ceuta"
9. You should prepare a log showing all contacd data and the letter claimed for each QSO.
10. To earn the diploma you must fill in the header of the log with the data and apply by email. The lists will be valid until September 30, 2014, at the direction
11. Cards are not needed, only the log.
12. The diploma will only be sent by email in PDF format for printing.
13. List of valid operators: EA9QD - EA9UV - EA7BZ - EA9AE - EA9PD - EB9PH - EA9CD - EA9BV - EA9PE
14. Coordinators diploma: EA9UV - EA9QD For any questions or concerns:


12 August to 8 September 2014

NETHERLANDS                                    THE FLORAL ZUNDERT AWARD

From the 12th of August until the 8th of September 2014 amateurs of VERON section 54 ETTEN-LEUR will be using the special callsign PA73CORSO. This activity is one of the activities held during the 73rd UNESCO National Heritage Flowerparade Zundert.

See also the website.

Every qso made between the 1 January and 8 September 2014 with one of the participating radio amateurs or SWLs will count as 1 point for the Special Award "THE FLORAL ZUNDERT AWARD".

More information on the award program follows.

Participating amateur stations and swl station are: PAŘLOU - PAŘATG - PA1ADG - PA1BR - PA1CPA - PA2CVD - PA3EBP - PA5JSB - PA9DD - PDŘPMS - PDŘRWL – PD1GWF – PE1NGS - PE1RMO - PI4ETL – NL8785.
There will be also 2 wildcards stations active from the 12th of August until the 8th of September 2014:  PA73EBP and PA73LOU.


Tks PA3CUZ 4/12/14

16 - 30 August 2014

CZECH Republic                                                     OL150FIRE Award:

OL150FIRE is the short time special event station dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the first Volunteer Firebrigades in Czech lands. We call for activity all the licensed hams who are members of professional and volunteer Fire brigades, active or retired, all around the world to participate in our activation. If you are a fire fighter, please contact us.

All hams are welcome to make a QSO with us to get the special QSL card and to earn this special award.

Activity will begin on Friday 15th August 2014 at UTC 22:00, and will end on 30th August 2014.

During this period OL150FIRE will be active from several places in Czech Republic.

a. EU stations need: 2 QSOs with OL150FIRE on different bands or using different modes and 3 QSOs with 3 different firefighters from the list.
b. NON EU stations need: just 1QSO with OL150FIRE and 2 QSOs with 2 different firefighters from the list.

List of fire fighters valid for the requirement above: OK1AAP, OK1ABF, OK1AR, OK1DMX, OK1DNQ, OK1DPO, OK1FFU, OK1FMS, OK1JRA, OK1LOL, OK1MBT, OK1MBV, OK1MDA, OK1MX, OK1PHM, OK1RK, OK1SJK, OK1SPH, OK1TUK, OK1XLS, OK2BCF, OK2BVS, OK2BZW, OK2MDK, OK2MWK, OK2UR, OK2WMC, OK2ZDL, OK4TO, OK1SDH, OK5AM, OK5MB, OK6DJ, KB3WLE, ON5MB, HB9BHY and more stations will be added as ham fire fighters identify themselves to the sponsor.

QSL instructions:
Direct via OK5AM - voluntary contribution, or ClubLog
Via Bureau - please only if you are member of QSL service and only if the QSL service is capable in your country, please request our QSL via ClubLog

When you have met the award requirements, send an email request with all the contact data to and an electronic Award file will be sent to you with the certificate. No charge is required.
Your comments are requested on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Addresses are shown on the site noted below.


Tks UT7AW 8/17/14

23 August to 7 September 2014

FRANCE                                                                        World Equestrian Games - 2014

The three departments of Basse Normandie activate special event call signs of TM14JEM, TM50JEM and TM61JEM honoring the World Equestrian Games to be held from 23 August to 7 September 2014.  This event is celebrated every four years, alternating with the Olympics, and the World Equestrian Games are the largest equestrian event in the world. In 2014, for the first time in history, the events will be held in France in the departments of Orne, Calvados and Manche during the period of 23 August to 7 September 2014.

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, and 70 cm to 2 meters, modes: CW, telephony, digital.

Requirements: Contact with the above stations requiring 3 HF, VHF and UHF stations with a special reward if you have contacted contacted all three of the stations. 
A super class award will be issued to stations that have contacted the three departments in each of the three classes.

Digital Diplomas will be sent free of charge for applicants who apply by e-mail. If a paper application is requested, a contribution of € 5 will be requested to cover printing and postage costs.

E-mail address of sponsor:
Internet (rules): TM14JEM entry on
Internet (World Equestrian Games):

Tks K1BV Research 7/27/14

1 - 30 September 2014

POLAND                                 „SONDA" Award Rules

This award celebrates the 37th anniversary of the first broadcast of the popular-science TV Programme "Sonda". 
The award can be obtained for collecting 8 points for contacts with Special Event Stations between 1-30 September 2014.

The basic condition to receive the award is making 2 qsos/swl with each of the 4 special event stations on different bands or modes.

The main Special Event Stations giving 1 point for a QSO/SWL are as follows:
1. ADAM – SQ1GPR ( 3Z37SONDA )

During the event several special JOKER stations can be worked as well. They give 1 point for a QSO/SWL. The JOKER stations are:

Each QSO/SWL with each S.E.S. station counts as 1 point and cannot be repeated on the same band/mode( eg. 5 SSB QSOs on 80m count as 1 QSO). Digital mode QSOs count as follows: RTTY x 1 point, bpsk/psk31/psk63/psk125 x 1 point. 
Change of transmission speed does not count as a change of mode. Contest QSOs/SWLs are eligible.

To obtain 8 points different combinations of QSOs/SWLs are possible, for example :
4 x each main S.E.S. station worked twice = 8 points
3 x …37SONDA x 2 + 2 x JOKER = 8 points
4 x …37SONDA x 1 + 2 x JOKER x 2 = 8 points, etc.

The list of stations that have fulfilled the requirements of the award will be announced on in October 2014. To receive the award in pdf format the listed stations must send an electronic application (any form: pdf, doc, Cabrillo, adif) to until October 27th
The award is issued in PDF form only. The QSOs/SWLs will be confirmed with special QSL cards.

The code of conduct in short::
Fulfill the requirements of theaward (1-30 September 2014)
Send an application form until October 27th
Visit to check if you have been verified
Wait for your award


Tks LY5J 9/3/14




1 - 30 September 2014

ITALY                                           Mercury Space Program - The Beginning Diploma

The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani - Sezione di Tortona (IQ1TW) has established this award to commemorate one of the earliest manned space flight series. This Award is the last in a series of commemorative awards honoring "The Space Era".

Part I General Rules
1 -The Award "Mercury Space Program -The Beginning", will be issued to each OM and SWL in possession of a valid license and operating in frequencies and power allowed by the regulations of the country in which operates.
2 All QSOs must be made within the amateur radio frequencies authorized by the State in which it operates. Any request for a certificate that the QSO made outside the limits of local license will be refused.
3 The application for the award "MSP" is an automatic recognition of the faculty of Award. Manager to check the reliability of the statements in the application and, where appropriate, refuse the release of Award.

Part II QSO and QSL
1 -All QSOs must be carried out using the same mode of emission from the two correspondents.-
2 The official confirmation that the QSO is the Log of the Station. It should contain only the QSO useful for the application for the Award. -It is suggested to use the Log Log MSP/Log001_ENG.-
Other applications will be accepted if written in a clear and understandable mode.
3. SWL's must contain the following data in the Log : Date - Time (UTC) - Frequency -Mode-Name of the calling station (see Part II -Art. 6)
4 -QSL cards must, however, be retained for possible verification. -
5. The Bands/Frequencies and emission mode allowed for the Award "MSP" are as follows:
     BAND      MODE
     80 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     40 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     30 Meters CW, PSK31, RTTY
     20 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     17 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     15 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     12 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     10 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY

6. Requirements: A contact with IQ1TW plus any 3 of the stations listed:  IZ1UMD IZ1RFU IZ1XBB IZ1WVX IK1WGZ IU1ATT IU1AYD IU1ARN IU1AUW IW2IGO.
7. The day 30 September 2014, the last day of the Award, the OM that connecting the station IQ1TW can directly request the '"MSP" Award without having to connect other Stations. -
8 -Each station may be worked only once per day on the same frequency and the same output mode.

Part III –Award Request
1 -Applications for the award must be submitted to the Chairman IZ1XBB -Pier Paolo Liuzzo at the following address: Pier Paolo Liuzzo -Strada Fornaci 23 / A -15057 Tortona (AL) –Italy or by e-mail at no later than 31 October 2014.
2. You will have to use the form MSP/Req001_ENG, downloaded from the website and attach to it:-Log of the station (we recommend using the Log MSP/Log001 downloaded from the website ) -Other applications are permitted as long as they are understandable or computerized) The log must contain QSO with the Stations useful for the achievement of the Award. --
3. Award fee of € 15.00 or $ 20.00 to be paid in the following ways:• Cash (to be attached to the documentation accompanying the application for the award) • Payment on Paypal account ; -Copy of proof of payment of the fee to cover the costs of printing and postage of the Award. -
4. The Award Manager will confirm via e-mail: -The receipt of the documentation for the application for the award; -The positive outcome of the examination of the documentation and its submission of the Award;-The award of the Award denied with the reasons therefor. -
5. -The submission of the request for the Award is tacit acceptance of the said Rules.



Tks PA3CUZ 7/14/14

4 - 30 September 2014

GREECE                           Special Event Station "ANCIENT AMFIPOLIS "

From 4-30 September 2014, the special event station SX7AMF (Ancient Amfipolis) will be activated to publicize the findings of the excavations of a major Macedonian tomb which came to light by Greek archaeologists in ancient Amphipolis, in August 2014, The tomb dates back to 300 years BC, and is quite sizeable, with a circumference of 497 meters. The Ancient tomb is located 40 kilometers southeast of the city of Serres in Eastern Macedonia in Greece. Excavations are still continuing and archaeologists are working on this site.

The special call will be transmitted in all bands at the following modes: CW, SSB, PSK, RTTY.

Award: For any stations that will make 5 contacts on different bands or modes, or even mixed , an award on A4 size paper in pdf format will be made available. Those stations who make 10 different band/mode contacts will earn "The Gold Paper Reward " of SX7AMF by mail at no cost. Send a list of the contacts clearly showing band and mode plus date, time information to infosz7ser(at) and ask for the award. It will be sent to the e-mail address you supply.

Greek Partners need 2 contacts. The direct QSLs (via SZ7SER) and certificates will be sent at the end of October.

E-mail: infosz7ser(at) 
Internet: entry for SX7SER


September 6 to 14, 2014

USA                                              Route 66 On The Air Certificate

U.S. Route 66 (1926-1985), is a historic highway in the United States of America and even generated a 1960's television series. It spanned the states of Arizona, California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club (CBARC) is the host for the Route 66 On The Air event, and will process all the certificates. Look for stations with call signs starting from W6A all the way through to W6U. They will be spread out in towns and cities where this famous highway is located.

Requirement: You must work at least ONE of the participating Route 66 On The Air stations in order to request the certificate. Please fill out the certificate application completely, and enclose $4.00 for each certificate and $5.00 for each decal requested. The application is on their website listed below. The award fee is $US4. A separate "Route 66" decal is available for $5 for each decal. Overseas Stations note: CBARC no longer accepts IRCs for any payment. No other forms of payment other than those shown above will be accepted. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of certificate or decals

Mail application and payment to: CBARC Route 66 Certificate, P.O. Box 3788, San Bernardino, CA 92413.


9 - 29 September 2014

SPAIN                                             EA FOOTBALL LEAGUE TEAMS, EA-FLT-2014"

The Award and Trophy may be requested by any licensed radio amateur or SWL worldwide. Valid contacts may be made using any mode or band between 160 meters and 6 meters with the 20 special stations, all with the prefix EG. The prefix represent each of the 20 Football Teams in the First Division of Spain Soccer. The full list of all 20 special EG stations, including online queries for the Log, can be obtained in the web site at .

DATES: From 9th to 29th September 2014

Diplomas will be awarded in two different categories depending on the number of special call sign stations with the EG prefix contacted by the applicant (or received in case of SWL ´s )

Stations in Europe must contact
at least 10 different Special EG stations, using any modes and bands.
Stations outside Europe:
Awarded for contacts with at least 5 different Special EG stations, using any modes and bands.

Stations in Europe must contact at least 18 different Special EG
stations, using any modes and bands.
Stations outside Europe:
Awarded for contacts with at least 10 different Special EG stations, using any bands or modes.


A special medallion in high quality crystal, personalized with the engraved name and call will be awarded to the 20 ham radio operators with the highest number of different two way contacts made with the special EG stations on different modes and bands (slots). The modes to be used are : 1-SSB, 2-CW and 3-Digital (all variants) on all of the followings amateurs bands from 160 to 6 meters : 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m and 6m. One slot is the combination of one of the three modes and each of the eleven bands. Duplicated contacts in one slot only count once. Every trophy will include the number of the position achieved by each of the 20 winners.

Applicants who qualify may download their personalized Diploma in PDF format
from the web. Diplomas will be available for download beginning on October 15
th 2014.
The 20 trophies/medallions for highest slot scores will be sent free of charge to each one of the winners to their postal address.
If a participant wishes to receive a printed Diploma on high quality paper, it can be requested at cost of €5 (five euro) for a single Diploma. In case the applicant wishes to receive two copies of the printed award ( Gold & Silver ) cost will be €8 (eight euro). Payment can be made by PAYPAL.


Rules in English:
(Rules also available in German, Spanish and Russian.)

Tks UT7AW and EA5FL and 

12 - 26 September 2014

ITALY                                          ENIGMA AWARD

The "ENIGMA AWARD", may be earned by contacts with participating stations starting on September 12 and ending on September 26th 2014. This event recalls the use of machine generated encryption using a device invented in Poland in the 1920's for commercial purposes, then sold to Germany prior to World War II. The machine was a typewriter type device which used rotating metal disks to scramble military messages. An English team of mathematicians and linguists developed probably the world’s first "mainframe" computer, powered by vacuum tubes to attack and decipher the radio traffic, which was given the nickname of "MAGIC". Only in the 1980's was this secret war declassified.  (A personal note: in 1962, I was trained to operate the updated version of this encryption machine for the US Navy.)

1. PARTICIPATION - The Award is open to all amateur radio and SWL stations, worldwide.
2. PERIOD - The Award will begin at 00:01 UTC September 12th and will end at 23:59 UTC September 26th2014.
3. Note: From 00.01 UTC September 12th to 23.59 UTC September 26th all contacts will be in clear, without any coding/encryption of the text, in CW – SSB – DIGI modes (PSK31, RTTY, SSTV, …); From 08.00 UTC to 23.59 UTC September 26th all the stations equipped with a real, virtual or emulated Enigma machine can be allowed to exchange partially encoded messages with a clarified code in CW mode, according to the following procedure.
4. STATIONS - All amateur radio stations can participate to the event, either those equipped with a real, virtual or emulated Enigma machine, or those without it, with the exception of the activity on September 26th.
Those stations equipped with a real, virtual or emulated Enigma machine will be inserted in a special list to be published on the web site in order to allow all participants to earn more points for the Award.
5. The following Italian stations coupled with a real Enigma have already confirmed their participation:
     A. Museo Tecnico Navale della Marina Militare della Spezia
     B. Scuderie di Palazzo Aldobrandini, Frascati, sede scelta dal Museo Storico della Comunicazione del MiSE
     C. Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia di Milan
     D. Sezione ARI Fidenza
If possible, all above stations will operate with a special similar call sign, according to the instructions available on the web site .

All participating stations coupled with a real/virtual or emulated Enigma machine have to register within 24.00 UTC September 07th 2014, following the instructions published on the website .
The "real Enigma" stations will communicate the radio station call sign, the QTH, the name of the Museum/Association where the machine is located or the owner's name (in case private belonger), identification data of the machine (model, serial number, number of working rotors, etc.).
The "virtual/emulated Enigma" stations will communicate the radio station call sign, the QTH, the type of software used for the simulation.

7. MODES - From 12 to 26 September all following modes are allowed: CW - SSB – DIGI (all digimodes actually allowed : PSK31 – RTTY- SSTV, etc).On September 26th only CW mode will be allowed for the clarified code messages.
8. BANDS - All HF bands, according to the Band Plan IARU (WARC included).
9. QSO Following QSOs will be valid:
     A. among amateurs radio and Enigma stations (real or virtual/emulated) registered in the above mentioned list;
     B. among Enigma stations (real or virtual/emulated).
     C. SWL: HRD of QSO with at least one Enigma station are valid.
10. JOLLY (Wild Card) STATIONS - Four JOLLY Stations will be activated as follows:
     A. Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia – Milan from 12 to 15 September
     B. Rover Joe Association – ARI Fidenza from 16 to 19 September
     C. Museo della Tecnica elettrica dell’Universitŕ di Pavia – ARI Vigevano from 20 to 23 September
     D. Museo Tecnico Navale della Marina Militare- La Spezia from 24 to 26 September
QSO (HRD) amateur radio with JOLLY Station =20 points
     QSO (HRD) amateur radio with real ENIGMA Station =10 points
     QSO (HRD) amateur radio with virtual/emulated ENIGMA station =3 3 points
     QSO ENIGMA station with amateur radio ? = 1 point
Each Enigma station (real or virtual/emulated) can be conntacted only once a day for each emission mode and for each band, during the whole period of the Award.

12. MULTIPLIER - A multiplier will be applied for each different Enigma station connected.
13. SCORE - The total final score is produced by the sum of the points-QSO multiplied by the number of different Enigma stations connected (multipliers). In the count of the multipliers, each station will be considered once only.
To achieve the Award is necessary to obtain the following minimum scores:
     A. Italian Stations 30 points
     B. European Stations 20 points
     C. DX 10 Points
15. EXCHANGE - All stations will exchange reports RS(T) as usual.
16. LOG DEADLINE - The deadline to send the Logs for the classifications and for the Award is October 30th 2014. The Logs, containing the category of participation, must be sent to the address published on the website .
The first absolute classified of each continent (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Oceania) will receive a special Certificate of participation.
17. AWARD REQUEST - The Award request, with the station log attached, will be sent via e-mail to the Award Manager . The Awards will be sent free of charge via e-mail in "pdf" format, will report a serial number and the reference category/subcategory.

Internet: .
Internet (2):

12 - 21 September 2014

NETHERLANDS                                                       70th Anniversary "Operation Market Garden"

Ever since march 1978, the VERON local branch of Nijmegen has issued the Noviomagum Certificate. On this occasion of the 70th anniversary of "Operation Market Garden" the rules to obtain the Noviomagum certificate have been altered. Due to the fact that this is a memorial year the Noviomagum cerficate has been changed so that one QSO with special event station PA7ŘOMG counts for 3 QSO's. Furthermore each QSO, that has been confirmed with a QSL card of special event station PA7ŘOMG, will be valid for 2 QSO's.

General requirements
a. The award is available to licensed amateurs and SWLs.
b. You need either a total of 10 HF points or a total of 30 VHF/UHF/SHF points to apply for the award.
c. All QSL-cards valid for the award will show the text: "This QSL-card is valid for the Noviomagum award.".
d. There are no limitations in date, band or mode.
e. Apply for the award by sending a log extract of QSOs to the Award Manager. This extract needs to be signed by two licensed HAM's or a club official.
f. The fee for the award is EURO 5 or US$ 7, for stations outside of the European Union the fee is US$ 10 and the rest of the world US$ 12.g. The address for the application is: Award Manager Noviomagum Certificate, Jan van Beuningen, PBŘAEZ, Pandastraat 13, NL-6531 VC NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands

Point Values:
Each confirmed contact counts per band for 1 point, multiplied with the appropriate multipliers as indicated below.
a. Contacts with the club station PI4NYM: x 3.
b. HF bands - contacts made outside of Europe: x 2.
c. Only for the Netherlands: 
     contacts made by a station with an N-license: x 2.
     Contacts made on/above 432 MHz: x 2.
     Contacts made on/above 144 MHz: distance QTH - Nijmegen (JO21wt) 50-100 km: x 1.5 or distance QTH - NIjmegen (JO21wt) >100 km: x 3.
d. Special Multiplier for QSOs with PA7ŘOMG - One QSO with special event station PA7ŘOMG: x 3.
e. Special Multiplier PA7ŘOMG - One QSO confirmed with a QSL-card of special event station PA7ŘOMG: x 2.

E-mail: page for PA70OMG. 7/29/14

I had the opportunity to see the "Bridge Too Far" at Nijimen in 2010 while visiting The Netherlands. The bridge was the scene of violent gun battles as the Germans raced across to stop the US paratroopers who crossed the river in small rubber boats to surprise them.  The town was pretty well 99% destroyed by the fighting in 1944 and there we were in 2010 enjoying coffee and pastries in the village square, surrounded by completely restored "old style" buildings.    Ted - K1BV 

14 - 21 September 2014

KAZAKHSTAN                                           Activity Week "Almaty-160"

The period from 14 to 21 September 2014 will be celebrated as 160th anniversary of the founding of the city of Almaty. An award has been sponsored by the Almaty Amateur Radio League and AGSTK "Otan".

Requirements: To receive a diploma, you need to earn 15 points by making contacts with:
a. Special event stations UP160G, UN160G, UO160G which will be active during this period. . .
b. Other stations in Almaty and Almaty region (the first letter suffix callsign - G or Q) are also valid for this diploma "ALMATY-160".

Point Values:
a. a QSO with each special station = 2 points.
b. a QSO with any other station of Almaty and Almaty region = 1 point.
c. a QSO with the same station is allowed if it is made using different types of modulation or on different bands.
d. Time period: 00:00 UTC 14 September to 23:59 UTC 21 September 2014.

Diplomas are issued by diploma center MAC ( ) automatically after a week of activity as a result of processing downloaded log data from Kazakh amateurs that participated in the event of the number of radio amateurs Almaty and Almaty region.
If you wish the award sent to you in paper form, contact sponsor by email to:almaty160 [at] [protected address]                        
You will be asked for payment to cover printing and postage.

E-mail: almaty160 [at] (Protected address - you must use the @.

Tks Victoria, UT7AW 9/7/14

14 September to 15 October 2014

RUSSIA                                              HAM FORMULA ONE Award

This short time award is sponsored by the MegaLog Contest and Event Team and will be effective from 00:00 MSK 15 september 2014 at 23:59 MSK 15 october 2014 inclusive. ( In GMT terms, since MSK = UTC+4, the times will be 14 September 2014 at 2000GMT to 15 October 2014 1959GMT.)

Apparently, the Grand Prix this year will be 19 rounds of competition which began in March 2014. See below:

The Sochi Grand Prix will be the 16th stage of a 19-round Formula One championship that begins on March 16 in Melbourne.
It is being held on the 100th anniversary of the last grand prix in Russia, in 1914, before World War One and the Bolshevik revolution ended the sport’s development.
The race is the first of seven Formula One grand prix due to take place in Sochi annually until 2020. Russian race officials are keen for the second edition to be held in the spring rather than the fall.

Above from RIA NOVOSTI website. ( )


Regulations - general conditions of the program, the responsibilities of the organizers, formation conditions and requirements for the composition of the teams and the technical equipment.
Applicant - participant of the program, no special callsign.
Activator - participant of the program of the program running special call.
Designer - team captain, the formation and management of the team.
Pilot - the operator, a member of the special team.
Practice - the first stage of the program.
Qualification - the second phase of the program.
The race - the third and final phase of the program.
Steward - control of the program on the air.
Marshall - the organization, the management of the work site.
Newbie - the initial certificate of the applicant.
Expert - Expert plaque.
Champions Cup - Cup for the best score of the applicant on the results of the program (absolute offset).
Constructors Championship - Cup for the best team on the results of the program.


Make Valid QSO’s with Russian radio stations using temporary special calls as follows:.

No Callsign Fun team of
1 UE16IR Infiniti Red Bull Racing
2 UE16MP Mercedes AMG Petronas F1
3 UE16SF Scuderia Ferrari
4 UE16LT Lotus F1 Team
5 UE16MM McLaren Mercedes
6 UE16SA Sahara Force India F1 Team
7 UE16ST Sauber F1 Team
8 UE16SR Scuderia Toro Rosso
9 UE16WR Williams Martini Racing
10 UE16MT Marussia F1 Team
11 UE16CT Caterham F1 Team
- UE16HQ MegaLog HeadQuarter Team
QSOs may be conducted on any amateur radio HF bands (160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m) using any mode (PHone, CW, DIGItal);
Repeated QSOs on different bands and one band - other types of modulation (PHone, CW, DIGItal) during the entire period of the program are permitted.

The program is divided into 3 phases, with a higher number of QSO points for higher levels of the award:
1. 00:00 MSK 15 september - 23:59 MSK 30 september – PRACTICE = 1 point.
2. 00:00 MSK 1 october - 23:59 MSK 10 october - QUALIFICATION = 2 points.
3. 00:00 MSK 11 october - 23:59 MSK 15 october – THE RACE = 3 points.
4. QSO with UE16HQ = 3 points for the entire period of the program.
5. The amount of QSO points is muliplied by the factor:

A. Russia (all territory), 
Europe, Asia — 1.
Africa — 2.
North America, South America, Australia and Oceania — 3.

8 points — earns the initial certificate Newbie HAM FORMULA ONE
Basic Diploma Award HAM FORMULA ONE —
16 points — Diploma 3rd degree,
32 points — Diploma 2nd degree,
48 points — Diploma 1st degree

The type of modulation used (for diploma PHone, CW, DIGItal, denoted by a special sticker on the base diploma).

Team diploma — 9 QSO with one team (one special event station).

Expert Plaque — 50 points, first 3 plaques (No 0001— No 0003 ) order for free.

Champions Cup — Cup for the best score result of the applicant (absolutely offset).

The Newbie certificate is issued only in electronic form.
Awards are issued in paper and electronic form, with separate numbering.
— electronically - awards are issued automatically online under the conditions.
— in paper - for payment of expenses for printing and mailing. (Contact sponsor for postal fees to your country).
Application for the cup, paper certificates and plaques can be issued online diploma programs

Deadlines for applications for the cup, paper certificates and plaques - 30 days after the end of the program (until 15 November 2014).
Deadline for sending Awards - 90 days after the end of the program (until January 15, 2015).
Voting: On the program's website has an online form with open voting results, where every visitor can vote for one of the 11 teams, which in his opinion is a contender for the Constructors Championship.


Internet: , (it will be activated 1 September 2014.)
Rules in PDF:

Tks S53eo, DH5MM and ON4CAS 8/29/14

15 - 21 September 2014.

SPAIN                                    40th Anniversary Memorial Amateur Radio Puertito of Guimaras 2014.

The Radio Club Amateur Radio Union of Guimaras (URG) in collaboration with Regional Section URE this valley (URVAG), and also promoted by the City Council of Guimaras, invites all amateur radio licensed stations to this field competition publicize the first monument in the world in its 40th anniversary.

1 Date: 15th to 21st of September 2014.
2. Requirement for the Diploma: Make a minimum of 5 contacts with the space station (EG8MRA), without repeating any mode or band mode and have communicated at least once with station EA8URG as a mandatory contact for obtaining the diploma.  The awards will be emailed in PDF format at no cost, but any onene who wants it printed and mailed, should send a donation of 5€ for printing and mailing costs.
3.All stations in the world in possession of the relevant amateur radio license are eligible to earn the award. .
4. Bands: 144, 50, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80 and 160 modes: SSB, CW, RTTY.
5. Look for stations on the air sending "CQ CQ 40TH ANNIVERSARY FIRST MONUMENT TO AMATEUR RADIO".
6. Log: The log can be sent in Cabrillo file format on or before October 20, 2014 to o .
7. Lists: A log extract should be sent listing contacted station, date, time and frequency of each contact before October 20 to: Amateur Radio Union Valley Guimar EA8URG, P O Box: 29, 38500 Guimar, Spain.

Internet: Tks 9/14/14

September 21, 2014

BELGIUM                                           Belgian Mills Award

On September 21st, a number of Belgian "mills" will be activated in a contest designed to publicize the historical importance of the devices. (Remember that Belgium borders another country known for it’s mills: Holland.). Both countries have used windmills for pumping water and grinding grain for hundreds of years.)
The contest/award sponsors have 3 sets of rules for the award. I am showing only the rules for HF and VHF contacts. Refer to the web page below for the rules used by Activators or by SWLs. of VHF Award Rules:

Contact active windmill references.
1. Submit a log submission of at least 30 valid windmill references contacted.
2. A fee of 10 €, for every award each, should be paid for to account number (information missing) with the mention of your callsign and the type of award applied for.
3. The application log to be sent either by e-mail or on diskette (Excel file format) or in a sealed envelope to the following address: Maurits NOLF,Sparrentuin 29,B-8793 St. Eloois-Vijve, Netherlands. E-mail address . Loglists must be sign by two radio-amateurs with a valid license.
4. Mixing of HF & VHF contacts is not allowed, nor are contacts via repeaters.
5. For more information please contact ON6WV Katy

Contest rules:
Rules for all categories of the award:

Tks SP9JPA’s BLOG 9/5/14

27-28 September 2014

ENGLAND                                   RAILWAYS ON THE AIR AWARD

The weekend of 27-28 September will see the annual Railways On The Air event celebrating the

anniversary of the first steam powered passenger railway which took place on 27th September 1825 - the first passenger train ran on a line in the North East of England from Darlington to Stockton. This event is sponsored and coordinated by the Bishop Auckland Amateur Radio Club. Over 25 stations have committed to be active for the event, and once the event is over and if you have made more than 10 contacts, please email a copy of your log to the address shown below providing the usual contacts data including Call Sign, Date, Band, and Mode and the sponsor will send you a copy of a special event certificate for you. No cost was mentioned, though I presume the award will be in digital format and sent by e-mail.



Tks SP9JPA Blog 9/13/14

6 October to 15 November 2014

BELGIUM                                                     70th Anniversary Canadian Liberation March (ON4CLM )

A FREE commemorative award is available. ( format A4 ) for making just one contact (or one SWL confirmation) with special event station OO4CLM. The "CLM" stands for "Canadian Liberation March", commemorating the liberation of the town of Knokke in November 1944 by Canadian Armed Forces. The OO4CLM awards will be sent via e-mail after conclusion of the event.

Send your request for the award to with contact data which will allow the sponsor to confirm that your request is valid. There is no cost for the award.


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