VERY SHORT TIME AWARDS LISTING
1. The ARRL Website has a pretty big listing of Special Event Stations, many of which offer a certificate. Best way to get a listing of the awards is to specify a start and stop date in their web form. Use the "search" function in your web browser to look for the word certificate.
2. CQ Magazine also publishes a list of special events, some of which offer certificates.
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IS A FILE SHOWING ALL OF THE EXPIRED 2014 VERY SHORT TIME AWARDS LISTED
EARLIER IN 2014.
|Starting Date||Ending Date||Country||Name of the Award||FREE DOWNLOAD||Source|
|8 January 2014||14 August 2014||Poland||120th Birthday Of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (SP3RN)||X||SP9JPA|
|1 February 2014||12 August 2014||Romania||6th Annual International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics||X||QRZ.com|
|1 March 2014||30 November 2014||Latvia||RIGA-ECC-2014 Award||X||SQ6CU|
|5 April 2014||6 September 2014||Poland||ATOM100+ Award||X||DH1PAL|
|11 April 2014||11 August 2014||Ukraine||70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Crimea (1944)||X||QRZ.ru|
|29 April 2014||31 Dec 2014||Poland||80 Years of Amateur Radio in Plock||X (postage)||PA3CUZ|
|1 May 2014||31 July 2014||Poland||Elblag 777 Award||X||SP2FAP|
|1 May 2014||30 June 2014||Italy||Castel Del Monte Award||PA3CUZ|
|1 May 2014||15 June 2014||Italy||34th International Diploma "Leonardo da Vinci"||K1BV Research|
|1 May 2014||31 July 2014||Italy||80th Anniversary of A.R.I. Trento Award||K1BV Research|
|1 May 2014||31 July 2014||Italy||80th Anniversary of Radio A.R.I Trento Award||PA3CUZ|
|1 May 2014||22 July 2014||Poland||DIPLOMA "45 YEARS SP8PRL"||X||K1BV Research|
|3 May 2014||3 August 2014||Russia||Diploma "150 Years Anniversary of the Icebreaking Fleet of Russia"||X||QRZ.ru|
|9 May 2014||21 October 2014||Austria||OE Helgoland Diploma||K1BV Research|
|10 May 2014||10 August 2014||USA||The Grand Prix of Indianapolis||PA3CUZ|
|21 May 2014||21 June 14||Italy||The 1st Diploma "Misteri di Campobasso"||X||PA3CUZ|
|1 June 2014||29 June 2014||Romania||"20th Anniversary of SCOUTING in VALCEA County Renaissance"||X||PA3CUZ|
|1 June 2014||29 June 2014||Hungary||Danube River Day||K1BV Research|
|1 June 2014||30 June 2014||Czech Republic||The OL140FIRE Diploma||X||PA3CUZ|
|1 June 2014||30 July 2014||Brazil||The Brazil Soccerland Award||QRZ.com|
|7 June 2014||7 June 2014||Romania||Save the Green Planet Earth - GreenParty 2014||X||YO3JW|
|7 June 2014||8 June 2014||USA||Museum Ships Weekend Event 2014||PA3CUZ|
|7 June 2014||21 July 2014||France||TM70BBC and the Castle Creully||X||K1BV Research|
|10 June 2014||20 June 2014||Russia||70th Anniversary Liberation of Vyborg||QRZ.ru|
|14 June 2014||24 June 2014||Italy||1st Award of Historic Florentine Football||X||K1BV Research|
|14-15 June 2014||21-22 June 2014||England||International Museums Weekend||X||PA3CUZ|
|14 June 2014||31 October 2014||Poland||The Five Mounds of Krakow||DH1PAL|
|16 June 2014||30 June 2014||Spain||Diploma 40th Anniversary STL URE Torrent||X||PA3CUZ|
|18 June 2014||18 September 2014||Spain||Diploma Felipe VI - King of Spain||X||LY5J|
|22 June 2014||28 June 2014||Poland||Award 1956||X||LY5J|
|1 July 2014||1 August 2014||Russia||Lermontov 200 Diploma||X||DH5MM|
|1 July 2014||15 July 2014||Croatia||Croatia in the European Union||X||9A7DCK|
|1 July 2014||31 July 2014||Germany||Sea of Peace Award||DH5MM|
|1 July 2014||6 July 2014||USA||13 Colonies Special Event Independence Week||QRZ.com|
|1 July 2014||12 August 2014||Russia||Diploma Lermontov - 200||X||QRZ.ru|
|12 July 2014||13 July 2014||USA||WRTC - IARU Contest Awards||X||SP9JPA|
|12 July 2014||13 July 2014||England||WRTC - GR2HQ Awards||X||DH5MM|
|12 July 2014||13 July 2014||Poland||WRTC - SN0HQ Awards||DH5MM|
|12 July 2014||13 July 2014||Switzerland||WRTC - HB9HQ Awards||X||DH5MM|
|12 July 2014||13 July 2014||Romania||YR0HQ - HF World Championship Award||X||DX Bulletin|
|12 July 2014||13 July 2014||Germany||BRF Headquarters Award (IARU HF World Championship||X||DE3EAR|
|18 July 2014||10 August 2014||Russia||300th Anniversary of the Battle of Gangutsky||TBD||QRZ.ru|
|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 Radioamator.ro||X||PA3CUZ|
|25 July 2014||27 July 2014||Russia||Diploma W-14CWC||X||DH5MM|
|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||QRZ.ru|
|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|
|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|
|12 September 2014||21 September 2014||Netherlands||70th Anniversary "Market Garden"||QRZ.com|
2014 Very Short Term Awards
February 1 to August 12, 2014
ROMANIA 6th Annual International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics
Between the 1st and the 10th of August 2014, the city of Suceava, Romania, is hosting the 8th annual edition of the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics – http://www.ioaa2014.ro . The event will take place at the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava and will bring together participants from more than 40 countries.
The amateur radio operators from the Suceava County are promoting this event by giving an award certificate to ham operators worldwide who, between February 1st and August 12th 2014, earn 50 points by making two way contacts with specific stations in the Suceava area (see the stations and points list below) and a compulsory contact with the special call sign YR8IOAA. Contacts made in all modes and bands (HF, VHF and up) count towards the award.
SWLs are also eligible for the award. However, only the complete contact entries are valid, meaning that a valid log entry must contain both station's calls (the SWL needs to hear them both).
The award in electronic format is free of charge and can be obtained by sending the request and the log at email@example.com . The paper award can be obtained by sending by mail the request and the paper log at the address: Simioniuc Gheorghe, Universitatea "Stefan cel Mare" Suceava, Facultatea de Inginerie Electrica si Stiinta Calculatoarelor,str. Universitatii, nr.13, Romania. – The price of the paper award is 2 Euro.
In order to obtain the award, a total of 50 points must be acquired and at least one valid contact with the special call (YR8IOAA).
a. Special call sign YR8IOAA = 20 points
b. Suceava University Amateur Radio Club Stations YO8BDW, YO8SBQ, YO8SBR, YO8TLC, YO8TTT, YO8KGU = 10 points
c. Suceava County Stations: YO8AZQ, YO8DOH, YO8NR, YO8SS, YO8SKY, YO8SSH, YO8SXX, YO8SSQ, YO8KGA, YO8KGB, YO8KGT, YO8KUU, YQ8ANT, YR8D = 5 points
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/YR8IOAA And http://www.ioaa2014.ro
Tks QRZ.com 2/21/14
1 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Date 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
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: HA3OC, HA3OD, HA3OK, HA3NX, HA0HZ, HA3UX, HA3OS, HA3OA, etc.
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 11-August 11, 2014
UKRAINE 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Crimea (1944)
This special award is available for making QSOs (SWLs) between April 11 and
The award is in the form of an elecronic file and will be sent and free of charge.
Requirement: Earn at least 70 points.
a. Each QSO (SWL) with Special Event Stations R70KRC, R70SEV, RK70RK, RP69FE, RP69KC, RP69KP, RP69KR, RP69SE = 7 points.
b. Each QSO (SWL) with other calls from Crimea = 3 points.
c. For non-European applicants points earned are multiplied by a factor of 2.
d. Duplicate QSOs with same station OK if made on different bands or modes.
Please send your applications to: RK70RK@mail.ru
Periods of activity for Special Event Stations:
a. RK70RK (Republic of Crimea) April 11-26
b.R70KRC (city-hero Kerch) April 11-26
c.R70SEV (city-hero Sevastopol) May 9 - August 8
d. RP69FE (Feodosia), RP69KC (Kerch), RP69KP (Krasnoperekopsk), RP69KR (Republic of Crimea), RP69SE (Sevastopol) May 3-9.
Internet: re: http://www.qrz.com/db/RK70RK
Tks QRZ.ru 4/10/14
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
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
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
1 May to 31 July 2014
POLAND Elblag 777 Award
The award celebrates the 777th anniversary of the foundation of Elblag City. The event is organised and the award is issued by a group of amateur radio operators from Elblag composed of: Jerzy SP2GUB, Wojtek SP4QCU, Robert SP2BIR, Janek SP2HMY, Sawek SP4EOO. Make as many QSOs as possible with amateur radio operators who live or have at some point lived in Elblag or who live in Elblag's twin cities. The award event is open to both Polish and foreign amateurs, clubs and SWL stations.
The organisers will ensure that the following special event stations will be active during "Elblag 777" event: SN777EL – Wojtek SP4QCU SN777BL – Sawek SP4EOO SN777AG – Jurek SP2GUB SN777HMY – Janek SP2HMY SN777HHX – W?odek SP2HHX SN777E – Sylwester SP2FAP SN777BIR – Robert SP2BIR SN777RIT – Adam SP2RIT SQ2MTF – Krzysiek Elblag SQ4TBQ – Bartosz Elbla;g SP2NBA – Jerzy Elbla;g M0GLV – Marcin SP4BHD SP2LQP - Piotr Chojnice SQ5ABG/SN5L - Wiesaw Szren'sk DK0LR – club station from Leer (Twin) Hermann DK2BE ES4CASTLE – club station from Narva (Elblag's Twin City) ES4RM - Sergei Narva - Elblag's Twin City
A list of special event stations, stations which have at some point been connected to Elbla;g or are temporarily operating from Elbla;g or Elbla;g's Twin Cities will be available at the following websites: www.sn777.pl and www.elblag777.pl
Bands – HF and VHF, according to the current band plan.
Mode – SSB, CW, DIGI.
Award requirements: to receive the award you need to earn at least 777 points for proven contacts or SWLing, regardless of band or emission type.
a. SN777EL, SN777BL, SN777AG special event stations – 100 pts
b. Other SN777 stations – 70 pts
c. Twin City stations – 50 pts
d. Individual stations who have at some point been connected to Elbla;g or are temporarily operating from Elbla;g without the SN777 prefix – 20 pts.
Points are rewarded for the first communication in the given band regardless of emission type. You may be rewarded further points for communicating with the same station on other bands using any emission type. The required number of 777 points may be achieved through additional communications with SN777 stations, but such communications cannot be repeated in the same band in the same month, i.e. points will be rewarded for a maximum of 3 QSOs (May, June, July) with a given station in the same band, regardless of emission type.
BONUS: Arranging the word ELBLAG from the suffixes of SN777EL, SN777BL and SN777AG stations on one band will give you a one-time super bonus of 150 pts. Points can be rewarded for the word ELBLAG only once. During the QSO, stations participating in the event are obliged to inform about the award event and the amount of points rewarded.
Participants who meet the requirements and wish to receive the award should
send their entry with a log extract listing the points obtained to the following
eMail address: email@example.com
by 31 October 2014.
The award is free in digital format. On the participant's request and after receiving a payment of PLN 40PLN/10Euro, a paper copy of the award will be sent to the address provided in the entry.
Participants who accumulate the highest number of points will receive special gifts related to the 777th anniversary of Elblag City.
The event will be tallied by 31 December 2014 and the results will be published on the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and eQTC websites as well as in "S'R".
Internet: www.sn777.pl and www.elblag777.pl
Tks SP2FAP (who will be SN777E). 5/13/14
1 May to 30 June 2014
ITALY CASTEL DEL MONTE" Award
The Award is available to licensed amateurs and SWLs of all over the world. QSO/HRD with stations operated by members of local section of A.R.I. ANDRIA and count 1 (one) point for each station, who pass reports and serial numbers. During the above period , some "jolly" (wild card stations), count 3 (three) points. All bands are allowed (WARC excluded).
Allowed modes are SSB, RTTY (DIGI) and FM. Contacts with the same station are allowed on the same day, but in different Band/Mode.
Is not required to send a QSL, but is certainly appreciated!
Send only a log extract (by mail or e-mail), containing full details of QSO/HRD.
The fee for the Award is: 10 Euros or 15 US$ or 5 New IRC (enclosed in the request). PAY-PAL is ok, and log may be sent via e-mail.
DX 5 points *
EU 10 points *
IT 20 points .
The Award is printed on parchment paper on which is engraved the image of
Castel del Monte, a beautiful and charming octagonal monument erected in the
eleventh century and a heritage of humanity.
The request can be sent to the AWARD/QSL Manager IK7NXU until the 15th September each year: A.R.I. Sezione di ANDRIA c/o, IK7NXU Gaetano Giorgino, Via M.d'Azeglio, 116, I-76123 Andria (BT), ITALY.
Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14
1 May to 15 June 2014
ITALY 34th International Diploma "Leonardo da Vinci"
1. Available to all amateurs and SWLs.
2. Bands: all the HF frequencies, but no WARC QSOs are allowed.
3. Mode: SSB only.
a. Italian and European stations need 10 points or 10 SWL reports.
b. Stations outside of Europe need 3 points or 3 SWL reports.
c. Multiple contacts with the same station are OK if the contacts are made on different dates or bands. Contact with the same station made in a different band but same day, must be logged with at least one hour between the QSOs.
5. Point Values:
a. Any contact or SWL report = 1 point.
b. "Jolly" stations (wildcards) might be on air and a contact with such a station = 3 ponts. Only one contact per day on each band with such "Jolly" stations are allowee. .
c. Every contact must be logged with:
– progressive number
– R-S report
– QTR report
d. IQ5EM, a super "Jolly" Stations of Empoli Radio Club, will be randomly active and any contacts with this station will be worth 5 points.
6. Applying: Send a log extract with all QSO data, including the serial number sent to you by the participating stations. Apply to: Sezione A.R.I. di Empoli P.o.Box 100 – 50053 Empoli (FI), Italy. The award fee is 10 Euro or $US10. All the amount of money Empoli Radio Club Station collects, will be contributed to the Italian League against Cancer.
K1BV Research 5/4/14
1 May - 31 July 2014
ITALY "80th Anniversary of A.R.I. TRENTO Award".
A.R.I. Trento was founded in 1934 by Danilo Briani (I2CN) and other pioneer OMs. The club, in honor of his 80th Anniversary, has sponsored this special award.
A. PERIOD OF OPERATION: Will be considered valid QSO or SWL report from May 1
to July 31, 2014 on all bands allocated to the Amateur Radio Service in
PHONE-MODE, CW and DIGI-MODE.
B. NO use of Repeaters, Transponder, Echolink or similar.
C. Requirements: Contact Special Callsign II3TN, the Club Station IQ3TN and at least 5 Members of A.R.I. Trento Club (an updated list of valid Callsign is available on www.aritn.it ).
D. Multiple QSO with the same A.R.I. Club Member are only valid if made the same day on different Band or Mode, or on different Days.
E. AWARD REQUEST: The Award must be requested from "A.R.I. TRENTO, Via Enrico Conci 86/A, 38123 TRENTO (TN) – ITALY" with a contribution of 10 EURO or 10 DOLLARS. The request must have the name of the applicant (name, surname and full postal address). For each QSO or SWL, provide information about Date, Time, Frequency or Band, Mode and Callsign.
Club web site: www.aritn.it
Also on: http://www.qrz.com/db/II3TN?ref=938376077
Tks K1BV Research 5/2/14
1 May to 31 July 2014
ITALY 80th Anniversary Of Radio A.R.I. Trento Award
The A.R.I. Trento was founded in 1934 by Danilo Briani (I2CN) and other
In honor of this 80th Anniversary, offers the "80 YEARS OF RADIO – A.R.I. TRENTO AWARD".
Contact the club station II3TN and members of the group on all bands and modes of PHONE, CW and DIGITAL. No use of repeaters, transponders, Echolink or similar systems.
Contact special call sign II3TN, club call sign IQ3TN and at least 5 Members of A.R.I. Trento Club (an updated list of valid Callsign is available on www.aritn.it ).
Multiple QSO with the same A.R.I. Club Member are only valid if made the same day and on different Bands or Modes or on different Days.
Apply to "A.R.I. TRENTO, Via Enrico Conci 86/A, 38123 TRENTO (TN) – ITALY" with a contribution of 10 EURO or 10 DOLLARS. The request must have the show the name of the applicant (name, surname and full postal address). For each QSO or (SWL) information about Date, Time, Frequency or Band, Mode and Callsign, must be given.
Internet (rules) : http://www.aritn.it/portal/default.aspx
Internet http://www.qrz.com/db/II3TN?ref=499483296 of http://www.aritn.it/portal/80esimo-ari-trento.aspx
Tks PA3CUZ 4/27/14
1 May - 22 July 2014
POLAND DIPLOMA "45 YEARS SP8PRL"
This award commemorates the 45th anniversary of the club SP8PRL.
The sponsor of the diploma "45 YEARS SP8PRL" is Chelm Amateur Radio
Club SP8PRL with its registered office at 22-100, ul. Wojs?awicka 21/23.
Requirements: To obtain the, earn a minimum of 45 points by contacting club officials and members during the period from 01-05-2014 to 22-07-2014.
a. List of stations - the current members of the Club - belonging to the diploma "45 YEARS SP8PRL" and the number of points awarded for establishing contact with these stations:
Sylwia SQ8MXN - 5 points
Marek SQ8MFM - 5 points
Marek SQ8MXS - 5 points
Andrew SP8FNA - 5 points
Viktor SP8ENS - 5 points
Sebastian SQ5NWD - 5 points
Radek SQ8HNB - 5 points
Peter SQ8PKJ - 5 points
David SQ8SKD - 5 points
b. Station Club SP8PRL - 30 points - one contact is mandatory. During contests, the club uses the special call sign of SN8P, which counts for the mandatory QSO.
c. Foreign stations and SWLs have the same requirements as Polish stations.
d. Stations who were previous members of the Club SP8PRL - may receive the diploma for the fulfillment of just one requirement, namely one contact with SP8PRL club station, giving the operator the dates that they were members.
e. "Excellent sticker", will be added to the award for anyone who contacts all of the specific stations listed above in item a.
f. All bands and modes. Communications by repeater QSOs are OK.
Diploma in electronic format (JPG) is free. The paper version of the diploma,
including the cost of envelopes and postage stamps will be sent after sending
postage stamps with a value of PLN 6.
Applications for the diploma in paper format should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal address Chelmski Amateur Radio Club 22-100 ul. Wojs?awicka 21/23, Poland.
The deadline for applications is 31-08-2014. Confirmation of communication in the form of QSL cards are not required but greatly appreciated.
Tks K1BV Research 3/31/14
May 3 to August 3, 2014
RUSSIA Diploma "150 Years Anniversary of the Icebreaking Fleet of Russia"
From May 3 to May 4, 2014 St. Petersburg will host a festival honoring the 150th anniversary of the ice breaking fleet of Russia. A special diploma is offered to amateur radio operators who have satisfied the following conditions.
For obtaining the diploma it is necessary to earn at least 150 points, during the period from May 3, 2014 to August 03, 2014.
QSOs with the following cities and areas of Russia with connections to ice breakers are needed:
the Leningrad region,
the Republic of Karelia,
the Arkhangelsk region,
the Nenets Autonomous Area,
the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area,
|the Republic of (Sakha)
Chukotka Autonomous Area,
the Magadan region,
the Sakhalin region,
and the Irkutsk region.
Point values are assigned as follows:
a. For QSO with R150LF radio stations (Icebreaking fleet — St. Petersburg), R150LA (the Angara Ice breaker Irkutsk), R1LK (the Ice breaker Krasin — St. Petersburg) =25 points.
b. For QSO with radio stations Kronstadt — 15 points
c. For QSO with radio stations of St. Petersburg, the Leningrad region, the Republic of Karelia, Murmansk region, the Arkhangelsk region, the Nenets Autonomous Area, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, Krasnoyarsk Krai, the Republic of (Sakha) Yakutia, Chukotka Autonomous Area, Kamchatka territory, the Magadan region, the Sakhalin region, Khabarovsk territory, Primorsky Krai, the Irkutsk region = 10 points.
d. During May 3 - 4, 2014 points double.
e. During May 3 - 4, 2014 contacts with stations onboard the following ice breakers will be organized: "Moscow", "St. Petersburg", "Mudyyug", "Ivan Krusenstern", "Captain Zarubin", for QSO carried out with stations from these ice breakers points will be distributed as follows:
For QSO with: R150LF = 50 points
For RQ1AP/MM, RV1AQ/MM, R1BAL/MM, UA1CEI/MM, RW1DN/MM, RC0LKT/MM, RX1CQ/MM = 35 points.
Repeated QSO are allowed if made on different bands, modes or on different days.
Applications should be sent by e-mail to: R150LF@MAIL.RU . Send your full name, call sign, year of birth, a home and e-mail address, data on carried-out QSO in the form of an log extract and a QSL card (or information on sending through eQSL). The diploma is free and will be sent only by e-mail after verification of data by the degree commission. A paper version is planned, but you should inquire of the custodian for prices. Applications are accepted until November 03, 2014 inclusive.
Tks QRZ.ru 5/2/14
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.
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.
1. "TELEGRAPH MASTER"
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.
3. "TELEGRAPH GUEST":
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
4. "TELEGRAPH SEAMAN":
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
5. "KUTTER GUEST":
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.
6. "HELGOLAND TROPHY":
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
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
IBAN: AT09 4303 0513 8474 0000
Apply by e-mail or traditional mail to: Ing. Sepp Langer, OE3OLC, Birkengasse 25, 3172 Ramsau (Hainfeld), Austria.
10 May to 10 August 2014
USA The Grand Prix of Indianapolis - May 8-10
This is a new race this year. It will be run on the Indy road course on May 10th so we will be on the air May 8, 9, & 10 to give out inaugural QSL cards! If you work us for this race, it will count as the Indy 500 race toward the certificate..
The operating schedule for each of the 3 races is shown on their website: http://www.w9ims.org/:
May 10: Grand Prix of Indianapolis
May 19-25 Indianapolis 500.
July 21-27: Brickyard 400 .
August 4-10: Red Bull Indianapolis Moto GP
FREQUENCIES: W9IMS will operate on or near: 1.840, 3.840, 7.240, 10.140, 14.070 PSK31, 14.245, 18.140, 21.350, 28.340, 50.140, 144.205, 144.240 SSB and 146.52 simplex FM. Watch for spots at sites such as DX Summit.
A high-quality photo certificate will be available for working ALL three
races in the same year (Indianapolis 500 or the inaugural Grand Prix of
Indianapolis, plus Brickyard 400, and Red Bull Indianapolis GP).
To apply for a certificate, please send $5 and the QSO data for all three events that you worked!
The $5 covers:
• Custom printed certificate
• Cardboard stiffener
• Cards for each of the three races
• Envelope for all of the above
Any additional donations are GREATLY appreciated and go directly into the fund for printing NEW cards every year. Thanks to everyone who threw in an extra buck or two so that we could do the new cards pictured above!
Apply to: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, P.O. BOX 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230.USA.
NON-USA STATIONS- For a certificate, please follow the directions below for USA STATIONS FOR CERTIFICATE.
USA STATIONS (FOR CERTIFICATE)- You must work three different races in the same year, including (1) either the Indianapolis 500 or the Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May; (2) the Brickyard 400 in june; and (3) the Red Bull Indianapolis GP in August. Working us three times for one race or on three bands for one race does not count and you will not receive a certificate. If you qualify, please send a QSL listing the date, time, frequency, and report for the contacts for the three different races in the same year (please list all three on one QSL card if possible) along with $5. We will send back all three QSL cards and the certificate. The certificate is on high-quality photo paper.
SWL STATIONS- Follow the directions above for USA or NON-USA stations and substitute an SWL report where appropriate.
Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14
21 May to 21 June 2014
ITALY The 1st Diploma "Misteri di Campobasso"
The Campobasso Section of C.I.S.A.R., with the patronage of the Association "Misteri e Tradizioni" of Campobasso has sponsored the 1st Diploma "Misteri di Campobasso". The award publicizes the event that has a unique charm for its particular characteristics that combines the cultural, folkloristic and suggestive aspect of a religious procession which is truly unique in its kind.
1. Participation is open to all radio amateurs and Italian and foreigner SWL.
2. Period from 00,00 GMT of the 21st May 2014 to 23,59 GMT of 21st June 2014.
3. Bands: all HF bands in the segments recommended by IARU
4. Mode: SSB, CW (digital RTTY AND PSK31)
5. The same station may be contacted only once a day per band and per mode.
6. CW/PSK31/RTTY Call. The call will be the following: CQ AWARD Misteri di Campobasso K
7. SSB Call. The English call will be the following: Award misteri di Campobasso
8. The alternative call in Italian will be the following: Diploma Misteri di Campobasso
9. Stations will pass their RST reports
10. Point values:
a. all stations except special event station are worth 1 point.
b. The Special Station IQ8GZ is worth 5 points
11. Points required:
a. Italian stations need 20 points.
b. all others need 16 points.
Submission: To be posted in Cabrillo format (via email) to: email@example.com
Award manager IZ8IAW, QSL manger: IQ8GZ.
12. REQUESTS: The diploma will be downloadable from the website http://cisarcampobasso.jimdo.com/
automatically. The diploma will be printed and sent via regular mail only to
those radio amateurs without internet who have requested it at the following
address:C.I.S.A.R. – Sezione di Campobasso, Via Muricchio 1, I-86100
13 Award is available in hard copy and mailed to you: In case of direct request a contribution of € 10,00 or $15,00 (USD) will be required. This will entitle you to receive the diploma printed on hard paper. Send a copy of the receipt and confirmation of payment to the Treasurer IW8XOI Vittorio Pizzuto – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IBAN: IT76V0200803813000102641402 CISAR CAMPOBASSO
14. DEADLINE: Applications for the direct diploma must be received no later than 30/07/2014.
15. INFORMATION regarding the diploma can be searched on the official website of Campobasso Section of C.I.S.A.R. http://cisarcampobasso.jimdo.com or http://www.qrz.com/db/iq8gz .
The information on the Festival of the Mysteries can be acquired on the website of the Association " Misteri e Tradizioni" http://www.misterietradizioni.com
Internet http://cisarcampobasso.jimdo.com or http://www.qrz.com/db/IQ8GZ (English)
Tks PA3CUZ 6/8/14
1 - 29 June 2014
ROMANIA "20th Anniversary of SCOUTING in VALCEA County Renaissance"
This diploma was created to mark the anniversary of 20 years since the creation of the first units of scouts, after 1989, in Valcea county. Contact special event station and scout members on 80 and 40 meters SSB during the period 1 – 29 June 2014.
Requirement: Earn a minimum 150 points awarded as follows:
YP20SV - Special callsign = 10 points; (1 contact is required)
YO7KRS – radio club station = 10 points (1 contact is required)
Individual stations, radio club members and friends, = 8 points:
YO7AOG - Ba(ducu
YO7HKM – Dana
YO7GDB – Relu
YO7HUY – Cristi
YO7GWA – Lee
YO7HUX – Ana
YO7HKR - Adi
YO7FWA – Nelu
YO7FHV - Camelia
YO7HUZ - Nicu
Diploma "20 years of SCOUTING in VALCEA" may be requested by mail,
no later than 1 October 2014, with the log of QSO’s made or extracted log with
The cost of the Diploma (on paper) is 5 EUR and also it can be obtained free of charge in electronic form by e-mail.
Mailing address: Cercetasii României - Centrul local Mircea cel Ba(trân, C.P.50, O.P.5, 240370 – Râmnicu Vâlcea, Judetul Vâlcea, ROMANIA.
Tks PA3CUZ 6/8/14
June 1 - 29, 2014
HUNGARY DANUBE RIVER DAY
The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River has declared June 29, each year to be the INTERNATIONAL DANUBE DAY. On the occasion of the event the group of Hungarian ham radio amateurs who reside at the Danube River Bend in HUNGARY call for a regularly organized special event activity each year.
a. Participation: all licensed amateurs
b. Period: 0000 UT June 01, - 2359 UT June 30, each year
c. Bands: all
d. Mode: all, repeater operation is accepted, and VoIP (EchoLink, etc.) operation is also allowed if both sides are on radio (Radio - VoIP System - Radio).
e. Special Event Station: -== HG7DANUBE ==-
f. Report: all participants will send signal report, operator's name, and QTH. Stations located alongside the river shall send "nr Danube" or "/Danube" as well.
g. Points: Stations alongside Danube River from all 10 countries which border the river are worth 1 point, and 2 points can be claimed for them on DANUBE DAY (June 29, according to UT).
h. QSOs with HG7DANUBE are worth 5 points all over the activity period except on June 29, according to UT when 10 points can be claimed.
i. A station sending "nr Danube" or "/Danube" counts once for scoring independently from band and mode over the activity period.
Important: Station counts Danube river station if its QTH is a settlement
that bordered or crossed by the Danube or operating portable on the bank or on
an island of Danube or sailing on the river. General rule that everybody can
Log/AWARD application instructions: Activity logs and/or applications for the DANUBE AWARD are to be sent to: Mr. Jozsef Szekely HA7VY, H-2011 Budakalasz, Kinizsi u. 5.,
Final scores will also be published on their website noted below.
Cup and certificates will be mailed to the winners. Please attach 2 EUR or equivalent in IRC to only Danube Award application for covering cost of postage.
Tks K1BV Research
1 - 30 June 2014
CZECH REPUBLIC The OL140FIRE award
The OL140FIRE award is a short time award dedicated to 140th Anniversary of the Fire brigade in Horni Marsov and annual meeting of volunteer fire brigades "Hasicske slavnosti 2013" in Litomerice, Czech Republic. We encourage activity for all licensed hams who are members of professional and volunteer Fire brigades, active or retired, all around the world.
Special Event Station OL140FIRE will be QRV from June 1st till June 15th, 2013 and will be operated by Fire Fighting Hams. On Jun 1st we'll be active from Horni Marsov during celebrations of 140th Anniversary of local Fire brigade. Between Jun 7th - 8th we'll show ham radio operation to public during the great meeting of volunteer fire brigades in Litomerice. In between these public actions OL140FIRE will be operated by number of different OK hams who are also Firemen. The Meeting "Hasicske slavnosti Litomerice 2013" was cancelled due to ongoing floods but the station OL140FIRE will be QRV anyway !!!
1 QSO with OL140FIRE plus 2 QSOs with Fire fighting Hams from the list shown below between June 1st - June 30th, 2013.
Known Czech Republic hams who are fire fighters: OK1AR, OK1AAP, OK1ABF, OK5AM, OK2BCF, OK2BVS, OK2BZW, OK6DJ, OK1DMX, OK1DNQ, OK1DPO, OK1FFU, OK1FMS, OK1JRA, OK1LOL, OK5MB, OK1MBT, OK1MBV, OK1MDA, OK2MDK, OK2MWK, OK1MX, OK1PHM, OK1PO, OK1SDH, OK1SJK, OK1SPH, OK4TO, OK1TUK, OK1TY, OK2UR, OK2WMC, OK1XLS, OK2ZDL.
Every QSO with OL140FIRE will be confirmed with thematic QSL card.Nearly on-line log (update once a day): www.hamlog.eu/ol140fire. QSL via OK5AM buro or direct.
You can also get the special Award upon following conditions: 1 QSO with OL140FIRE + 2 QSOs with FireHams from the list between Jun 1st -
Jun 15th, 2013.
Fire fighting hams: OK1AR, OK1AAP, OK1ABF, OK5AM, OK2BCF, OK2BVS, OK2BZW, OK6DJ, OK1DMX, OK1DNQ, OK1DPO, OK1FFU, OK1FMS, OK1JRA, OK1LOL, OK5MB, OK1MBT, OK1MBV, OK1MDA, OK2MDK, OK2MWK, OK1MX, OK1PHM, OK1PO, OK1SDH, OK1SJK, OK1SPH, OK4TO, OK1TUK, OK1TY, OK2UR, OK2WMC, OK1XLS, OK2ZDL.
Applications for the Award with details of QSO's should be sent by e-mail: email@example.com . This list will supplemented when other OK Fire Hams subscribe on e-mail.
This time the activity is limited to OK hams but if you are an active or ex Fire Ham from a different country or continent, let us know by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . Provide your Callsign, Fire Dept., Name and e-mail contact and we'll try to organize next year’s activity to include other countries. Please send us by e-mail any firefighting related pictures of you or other members from your fire department. We plan to show our firefighting community that Firehams are all around the world.
Tks PA3CUZ and QRZ site OL140FIRE
June 1 to July 30, 2014
BRAZIL The Brazil Soccerland Award
The Brazilian Amateur Radio league - LABRE, in commemoration of Brazil,s
national past-time, and most popular sport in the world and honoring soccer
lovers from all over the world offers this special certificate.
The "Brazil Soccerland Certificate" is a short time award requiring contacts from June, 1 2014 to July, 30 2014. All licensed HAM RADIO and RADIO LISTENERS (SWL) may obtain the Certificate.
Look for and contact the 27 active stations, one in each of the 26 Brazilian States plus the Federal District. There will be 12 key stations with prefix ZX14 and 15 special stations with ZY14 prefix, as follows:
StateCall Sign State Call Sign Acre ZY14AC Pará ZY14PA Alagoas ZY14AL Paraná ZX14PR Amapá ZY14AP Pernambuco ZX14PE Amazonas ZX14AM Piauí ZY14PI Bahia ZX14BA Rio de Janeiro ZX14RJ Ceará ZX14CE Rio Grande do Norte ZX14RN Distrito Federal ZX14DF Rio Grande do Sul ZX14RS Espírito Santo ZY14ES Rondônia ZY14RO Goiás ZY14GO Roraima ZY14RR Maranhão ZY14MA Santa Catarina ZY14SC Mato Grosso ZX14MT São Paulo ZX14SP Mato Grosso do Sul ZY14MS Sergipe ZY14SE Minas Gerais ZX14MG Tocantins ZY14TO Paraíba ZY14PB
Award Levels and Requirements: The "Brazil Soccerland Certificate" will be awarded in 3 categories: Bronze, Silver and Gold, depending on the number of State QSO made, cumulatively, with key stations, special and with Brazilian stations in General, according to the table below:
BronzeSilver Gold 4 key station (ZX14*) 8 key station (ZX14*) 12 key station (ZX14*) 5 special station (ZY14*) 10 special station (ZY14*) 15 special station (ZY14*) 25 Brazil stations 50 Brazil stations 80 Brazil stations
Use of all bands and modes OK. No use of Echo-Link.
The confirmation of the contacts with stations ZX14 * and ZY14 * will be verified through the electronic logs of these stations and the QSOs with other Brazilian stations will be accepted by your own statement on the application that the QSO were performed.
Applications for the "Brazil Soccerland Certificate" will be accepted until December 31, 2014 (date of mail/postage), and must be made through your application listing QSO data and sent to:
LABRE-Management of Diplomas
PO BOX 4
Send the application and fee as follows:
Stations of the Americas: $ 4 or 3 IRC
Other stations of the world: $ 5 or 4 IRC
LABRE will confirm with QSL Card commemorating, in paper and via bureau, all
QSO made by * ZY14 * and ZX14 stations.
Special QSLs via mail: DX stations must send their QSL to the address above with funds for postage: Other stations of the world: SAE + $ 2 or 1 IRC for up to 3 QSL
All QSO with stations: ZX14 * and ZY14 * are valid for the Diploma WAB Worked All Brazil, and may be used in applications for the WAB without the need to submit the actual card. The WAB can be requested exclusively with QSO with these stations or merged with other QSO so as to complete the requirements of the regulation.
Tks QRZ.com 4/1/14
7 June 2014
ROMANIA Save the Green Planet Earth - Green Party 2014
Work at least 7 stations from 7 entities in different natural parks and
nature protected reserves/areas on at least 2 continents. The station with top
worked countries will get a special award.
Requests must be received before 01.08.2014. Cost of the printed award is 5 Euro or 5 valid IRC's. Apply to Fenyo Stefan Pit, P.O. Box 19-43, RO-033210 Bucuresti 19, Romania
If you request that the award be sent by electronic means, there is NO COST for the pdf document.
Apply by e-mail to: fenyo3jw(at)yahoo.com
Tks YO3JW 6/5/14
7June-8 June 2014
USA MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND EVENT 2014
This award is sponsored by The Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station and will take place from 0000Z June 7 through 2359Z June 8, 2014.
Requirement: you must work at least 15 different participating ships. All stations that work at least 15 different ships of those participating (listed below) will receive a certificate if they send a copy of their log entries showing these contacts. Working the same ship on different frequencies DOES NOT count as 2 ships. Working a ship not listed will not count
To get your certificate, send a copy of your log for the 15 ships and fee of $4.00 to the following address by Sept 30, 2014. (The $4 covers the cost of the envelope, postage and printing supplies. We will provide the large envelope to mail the certificates in.) We do not give certificates for SWL.
Send application to: Margaret Burgess KB2BRR, 150 Schooner Ave., Barnegat, NJ 08005, USA.
NEW: The sponsor will post a spreadsheet listing the ships with their call signs so you can use it to sort the ships by callsign to make it easier to find. It will be posted on Friday June 6, 2014 just before the start of the event.
Ships wishing to participate should send a note to email@example.com with the name of ship, callsign, location and contact info for person responsible. If you are having trouble reaching the museum e-mail address, please send info to this address instead: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet: http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/ (List of qualifying ships is on this page)
Tks PA3CUZ 6/8/14
June 7 to July 21, 2014
FRANCE TM70BBC and the Castle Creully
TM70BBC is the special event station activated to celebrate the 70 th anniversary of the Normandy landings of June 4 to July 21, 2014. The Castle tower Creully was the first studio of the Britiish Broadcasting Company established in France from June 7 to July 21, 1944 which hosted newspaper war correspondents around the world, on the Normandy front in 1944.
During the period of the station’s activities, the Radio Museum will be open free to the public. QSLs are via buro or F5UOW ($ 2 or € 2) but no IRC.
A special award will be offered to stations that contact TM70BBC on 3 different bands, regardless of mode. The award is free if you desire a digital image of the award. Just send QSO data in an e-mail to email@example.com . If a paper certificate is requested, a contribution of 5€ will be requested to cover costs.
Tks K1BV Research
10-20 June 2014
RUSSIA 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Vyborg
The award honors the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Vyborg on June 20, 1944. It is sponsored by radio fans of Vyborg and may be earned by collecting 70 points for radio contacts with amateur station of Vyborg and the Vyborgsky (RDA district LO24) during the period with 10-20 June, 2014. Repeated QSOs with the same station on different bands and modes are valid for the award.
a. QSOs with amateur stations in Vyborg =10 points,
b. QSOs with Ó/l Vyborgsky district = 5 points
c. QSOs with special call sign UE70VBG, memorial station RP69VB (Active from 3 May to 9 May 2014) and UA1CDA as the founder of the diploma, = 15 points.
d. Stations in Asia and Far East may multiply the point values by 2.
Send log extract to firstname.lastname@example.org , and payment for the printing of diplomas of 100 rubles to Devyatkin Alexei Yu UA1CDA, ul. Borovaya, 7-1, Sovetsky, Vyborgsky r-n, pos. Leningrad obl., 188918 Russia.
Historical information covering Vyborg: http://www.vbgcity.ru/vyborg (Russian)
Tks QRZ.ru 6/17/14
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.
1 - Mound Pi³sudski (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 Pawe³ 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: email@example.com .
Applications for the diploma and questions stations DX please send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
ward manager: Maciej Dziedzic, Po.Box. 497, 30-960 Krakow, Poland.
14-24 June 2014
ITALY 1st AWARD OF HISTORIC FLORENTINE FOOTBALL
Sponsored by the Florence Radio Group Under The Patronage Of Calcio Storico Florentino and the Cooperation of ARI Scandicci.
1. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: ALL OM AND
SWL AROUND THE WORLD.
2. VALID CALL FOR THE ACTIVATORS: CQ CQ CALL XXXXX VALID STATION FOR FIRST AWARD OF HISTORIC FLORENTINE FOOTBALL
3. WHEN: THE AWARD WILL START TO 14/06/2014 AT 00:00 UTC AND WILL END AT 24/06/2014 AT 23:59 UTC.
4. MODES: SSB CW PSK31
5. BANDS: 20, 40, AND 80 METERS
6. REPORTS Just send RST, no progressive number needed. :
7. CATEGORIES: SSB OR MIXED modes.
8. VALID QSO: ARE WITH MEMBERS OR FRIENDS OF FLORENCE RADIO GROUP AND MEMBER OF ARI SCANDICCI
a. 2 POINTS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS CALL SIGN AND 5 POINTS FOR QSO WITH IQ5QE AND IQ5BL
b. 10 POINTS FOR JOLLY STATIONS.
10. POINTS NEEDED FOR AWARD:
a. ITALIAN STATIONS NEED TO COLLECT 50 POINTS;
b. FOREIGN STATIONS 20 POINTS
c. SWL 30 POINTS
10. AWARD: ALL THOSE WHO EARN THE SCORE LISTED ABOVE CAN REQUEST THE AWARD IN ELECTRONIC PDF FORMAT AT NO CHARGE, OR WITH A CONTRIBUTION OF 5€ CAN RECEIVE THE PAPER AWARD
11. REQUEST OF AWARD: SEND IN YOUR LOG IN ADIF OR EXCEL FORMAT, AND FOR WHO DESIRED THE PAPER AWARD THE PROOF OF PAYMENT TO THE QSL MANAGER FLORENCE RADIO GROUP NO LATER THAN 24/7/2014.
12. EMAIL TO SEND LOGS AND PROOFS OF PAYMENTS IS: email@example.com
13. PAYMENTS: WE ENCOURAGE MAKING PAYMENTS VIA POSTEPAY NUMBER 4023 6006 5046 678 PAYABLE TO FABRIZIO ALBERTI PRESIDENT FLORENCE RADIO GROUP FISCAL CODE LBR FRZ 77P14 D612 I.
Tks K1BV Research
14 - 15 June 2014
21 - 22 June 2014
ENGLAND International Museums Weekend
The museums taking part over the years have included ships, castles, air museums, Napoleonic forts, pumping stations, wireless museums, racing museums and many others. For the purposes of the event, the word 'museum' is loosely interpreted. There really is no shortage of venues in which such an event can be staged, no matter where in the world you might live.
Check the sponsor website for complete list of participating museums. http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/stations.htm .
Requirements: Amateur Stations should contact 5 or 20 different museum participants. SWL need to log 10 registered stations. These awards will be in PDF format sent out by EMail and will be free of charge
To claim the awards send a log extract with your Email Address, Name and Call-Sign.
Your logs should also include:
a. the registration number from the IMW website list.
b.call of the museum station worked
d. time in UTC
g.and in case of SWLs: call sign of the station worked by the museum station.
Please include all IMW stations worked as the Awards states how many you worked in total not just the 5 or 20 or 10 required for the award. The log extracts can be in any the following formats: txt, doc/docx, xls/xlsx, pdf, jpg and should be sent to The Awards Manager , Hans Jurgen-Schmelzer DE3EAR, by EMail
Tks PA3CUZ 6/8/14
16 June - 30 June 2014
SPAIN Diploma 40th Anniversary STL URE Torrent
The URE Branch EA5ELT invites all Radio Amateurs and SWL officially to participate in the 40th Anniversary of the URE Torrent.
1. Bands: The assigned by the IARU for 40 and 80 meters SSB HF.
2. Look for members of URE Torrent which will be calling: CQ CQ 40 Anniversary URE. Stations: All members of the URE Torrent. Each member station has been granted a letter per band per day (one in 40 and one on 80 m) in the order requested..
3. Club station call sign EA5ELT will air on 21-22 and 28-29 June, giving "40", in addition to being required for the Diploma, it may be worked once more at 40 and 80 m, serving as a wildcard.
4. Complete the sentence: 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EA-5-ELT-URE TORRENT. This is a total of 32 letters.
5. Lists. It is recommended drawing up lists using Excel or similar spreadsheet format, which must show date, time, band and letters claimed for the award..
6. Your application must include name, address, phone number and e-mail (no PO boxes).
7. Diploma ensure that the data is the clearest possible. Apply to: URE EA5ELT TORRENT, Apartado Postal 110, 46900 Torrent (Valencia), Spain.
8. Lists submitted by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for receipt of the application will be July 30, 2014.
Awards:. Will be presented at a special dinner event, but if you are unable to attend, you will be sent the Diploma by mail.
9. Award template available on their website.
Internet: http://uretorrent.wordpress.com/ or http://www.ea5yj.com/diploma-40-aniversario-stl-ure-torrent-valencia/
Tks PA3CUZ 6/8/14
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: http://www.ure.es/noticias/2403-2014-06-11- 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.
e. CALL -. CQ, CQ, FELIPE Diploma VI KING OF SPAIN
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
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
22-28 June 2014
POLAND AWARD 1956
The School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR (Szkolny Klub Krótkofalowców SP3PGR) active in the Garment Industry School Complex in Poznan (Zespó³ Szkó³ Odzie¿owych) has organized the diploma action "AWARD 1956" designed to celebrate the anniversary of the tragic events of recent history of Poland and Hungary - namely the events of Poznan June and 1956 and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (in Hungary. These events are a part of the anniversary celebrations organized by the Poznan City. Moreover, on June 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 UTC the Polish Amateur Radio Union – Poznan Department is the organizer of the Poznan June 1956 Contest covered the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Poznan Ryszard Grobelny. The award manager both events is Jacek Behrendt SQ3OPM (email@example.com ).
The Diploma in PDF format is free.
The Extra Diploma will be issued to stations who act to grant points provided that they make at least 56 QSOs and will send their application as noted below.
Participation in the Poznan June 1956 Contest will make it easier to do QSOs/HRDs with stations giving points.
6. Applications must contain your callsign, name, surname (or name of the club), e-mail address and the list of your QSOs/HRDs please send to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for sending of applications expires at the end of October 2014.
7. The winners of this action be available on the school website http://e-zsopoznan.pl before November 9, 2014.
Tks LY5J 6/29/14
July 1 - 15, 2014
CROATIA Croatia in European Union
This award recognizes Croatia’s first anniversary of membership in the
European Union. The internet bulletin: 44.hr is sponsoring a special
award „CROATIA IN EU".
The award is available to all licenced amateurs or listeners who bey the rules of HAM SPIRIT and regulations in their country.
Requirements: work at least 12 different amateur stations from the countries
members of EU.
One QSO with a 9A station is obligatory.
QSO’s can be made in any mode/band respecting IARU R1 band plan during the period July 1st – July 15th 2014.
QSO’s made via repeaters and transponders are not valid for this award, nor are any contest qso’s. Each station may be contacted only once regardless of band or mode.
An application form for this award in GCR format may be downloaded from 44hr.wordpress.com.
This award is free and can be downloaded as a high resolution .JPG data file from the web site after confirmation e mail is received. Send application via e-mail to: email@example.com
Countries members of EU are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czec Republic, Danmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Tks 9A7DCK 7/4/14
1 - 31 July 2014
GERMANY SOP - Sea of Peace Award
The DARC district Mecklenburg-West Pomerania has published this award publicizing the desire for peaceful relations of all the nations of Europe which reside on the coasts of the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The club has issued the award since 1991 to all licensed radio amateurs and SWLs, during the period of 1 July to 31 July 2014.
EU - applicants: 15 points, including 3 DL points.
DX - applicants: 10 points, including 3 DL points.
VHF - applicants: 5 points, DL points are not necessary
a. Each QSO with a station from the DARC district Mecklenburg-West Pomerania = 3 points.
(DOK beginning with the letter Vand followed by 2-numbers, and in addition Z87, Z89, MCM, MVP, SOP, YLV)
b. QSOs with other German stations (max. 3 stations or 3 points of German stations) and stations in the following countries and districts count one point each but just one from each: ES LA LY OHØ OH1 OH2 OH5 OH6 OH8 OH9 OJØ OZ R1/MVI RA1 RA2F SMØ SM1 SM2 SM3 SM5 SM6 SM7 SP1 SP2 and YL.
All bands and modes. Beginning in 1992 the SOP sticker (small pennons) are offered for an annual renewed fulfilling of the award conditions. The SOP pennon is pentagonal and multicolored; 22 cm wide and 33 cm long. The sticker about 7 cm wide and 10 cm long. As a bonus after you have achieved the award 5-times, the applicant receives a special sticker (free of charge), and after 10 years achievement a special certificate.
Application: Log extract - List all the calls alphanumerically. Online applications are preferred. Manager: Georg Tretow - DL4SVA, P. O. Box 1114, D-23931 Grevesmühlen, Germany.
Fee: SOP pennon DL 10 Euros or $US15
Europe 12 Euros or $US17
DX 15 Euros or $US20
SOP Sticker 4 Euros or $US6
Electronic Payment Account: DARC - district Meckl./Vorp. Account No.: 1200002284 bank code numbers: 14051000 savings banks of Mecklenburg North West IBAN: DE 50 1405 1000 1200 0022 84 BIC: NOLADE21WIS.
On-line applications are preferred. See their website for an application.
Tks DH5MM 6/30/14
July 1 - 6, 2014
USA 13 Colonies Special Event INDEPENDENCE WEEK
15 Special Event stations will be active July 1 - 6, 2014 celebrating Independence Week. These will be stations operating from the 13 original colonies plus friends at WM3PEN will again participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared.. Also added will be W3FT from Baltimore, MD, commemorating the writing of our Nation Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner in 1812.
The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN. A W3FT contact will have a special 15 star 1812 US flag of the period added to the 13 Colonies certificate and will also offer a special qsl card printed just for this event. The theme for 2014 will be "Revolution War Era Colonial Currency". The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 13, will be eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator will be affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting our sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA.
Applying for the Certificate:
1) Download and print out our Colony Log sheet, found on their website.
Fill-in all applicable information. NOTE: this also applies to SWLs requesting a
2) A $5.00(US) donation is requested to cover costs of printing the award and all the QSL cards needed for the event. Also include your RETURN SELF ADDRESSED LABEL for your certificate envelope. Your address should be on the label!
3) Cash, check or MO is OK. The check should be made out to Ken Villone-Award Manager.
4) Send your return label, donation & log sheet to: Ken Villone-KU2US, PO.Box-185, Conesus NY. 14435-0185, USA.
5) Sponsor will provide the return envelope and postage. NO extra postage required for DX requests.
July 1 to August 1 2014
RUSSIA Diploma "Lermontov-200"
Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov October 15 1814 – July 27 1841), a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", became the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837. Lermontov is considered the supreme poet of Russian literature alongside Pushkin and the greatest figure in Russian Romanticism. His influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times, not only through his poetry, but also through his prose, which founded the tradition of the Russian psychological novel. Tks Wikipedia
This award commemorates the 200th anniversary of the death of the famed Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov. Award requirements: Applicants must score a minimum of 200 points.
To obtain the diploma "Lermontov-200" you must earn at least 200 points.
a. Contacts with special anniversary radio station of the Penza region of R200LM = 50 points,
b. all amateur radio stations of the Penza region =10 points,
c. club stations = 25 points.
Radio communications are set off since 01.07.2014 to 01.08.2014.
Same station may be worked on different bands and modes for credit. SWL OK.
The demand for obtaining the free electronic version of the diploma should be sent to: :ra4fmh(at)yandex.ru.
The rules are covered in more detail: http://r4f.name/index.php/diplomy
Tks QRZ.ru 6/16/14
July 12 - 13, 2014
USA IARU Contest - Participation Awards
General: The 2014 Organizing Committee would like to encourage everyone to
work the WRTC2014 teams during the competition. We also would like to receive
your log within 6 hours after the contest to help with the log
There are two levels of rewards for working the teams.
General WRTC2014 "Chase" Rules
Objective: For home stations to work the WRTC2014 stations on as many
band/modes as possible.
Competition: Starts 1200Z on July 12, 2014. Ends 1200Z on July 13, 2014. This is the same as the IARU HF Championship.
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 meters. CW and SSB.
Exchange: Signal report and ITU zone (See page with conversion of USA states to ITU zones)
Log submission: Same as for IARU HF Championship. Logs must be in Cabrillo format. Send log by email attachment to
Note: The WRTC2014 stations will have distinctive call signs:
K1A K1B K1C K1D K1F K1G K1I K1K K1L K1M K1N K1O K1P K1R K1S K1T K1U K1V K1W K1Z
N1A N1B N1C N1D N1F N1G N1K N1L N1M N1N N1O N1P N1R N1S N1T N1U N1V N1W N1Z
W1A W1B W1C W1D W1F W1G W1I W1K W1L W1MW1N W1O W1P W1R W1S W1T W1U W1V W1W W1Z
1. The WRTC2014 stations will confirm all contacts by QSL card via the bureau for DX stations and direct to US stations through ARRL’s Logbook of the World
2. Each QSO with a WRTC team counts for 5 points for the ARRL Centennial QSO Party.
3. Any station that appears in all 59 WRTC team logs will be able to download a certificate from the WRTC2014 Web site after the contest.
No log submission is required for Activity Awards.
Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tks 2014 IARU Contest 7/2/14
July 12 - 13, 2014
ENGLAND WARC GR2HQ Awards
Individual stations that contact GR2HQ on up to 12 band/mode slots will also be eligible for a special certificate issued by the GR2HQ team. This is the 12th year that these award certificates have been available.
Bronze award certificate : GR2HQ on three, four or five band/modes
Silver award certificate : GR2HQ on six, seven or eight band/modes
Gold award certificate : GR2HQ on nine, ten or eleven band/modes
Platinum award certificate : GR2HQ on all twelve band/modes
1. Special Platinum award certificates will be awarded to the first station in the U.K. and the first station outside the U.K. to work GR2HQ on all 12 band/modes in the shortest possible time. (This time will be measured from the 1st QSO with GR2HQ to the 12th QSO with GR2HQ, as logged in the GR2HQ logfile)
2. Special Platinum award certificates will be awarded to every station who works GR2HQ on all 12 band/modes within a 30 minute period (again measured from the QSO times in the GR2HQ logfile) You choose when the 30 minute period is, within the 24 hour operating period.
The GR2HQ Awards are free, but your application must be made by e-mail, not by post.
Emailed Award Certificate applications must your show your callsign in the subject line and the GR2HQ contacts should be sent as an attachment in Cabrillo format. Applications should be Submitted by e-mail by 31st July 2014. Please include your full name. All applications will be acknowledged by e-mail. bottom of this page.
GR2HQ Award certificates will be sent out ELECTRONICALLY (as a PDF file) - for you to print at home -
3. 'The race against the clock' Shield . This Award, sponsored by David Deane EI9FBB, will be awarded to the first Overseas (non-UK) operator to work GR2HQ on all 12 band/mode slots in the shortest possible time i.e. the first person to work GR2HQ on all 12 band/mode slots in the least number of minutes.
This new Award is a Rosewood shield bearing the IARU logo, with silver plates which will be engraved with the winner's name and callsign. This Shield will be presented (along with the other GR2HQ Trophies) at the RSGB HF Convention which is held in October each year. The winner may opt take the Shield home, but will then be responsible for returning it to David EI9FBB before the end of June the following year. Alternatively, the winner may opt to just have photographs taken at the Convention and not retain the Shield for a year. David EI9FBB will also sponsor a plaque, salver or medal for each year's winner to keep.
July 12 - 13, 2014
POLAND SN0HQ Award
The award was introduced in 2003, and a different design will be used every year the WTRC contest is held. Contacts must be made during one edition of the "IARU HF Championship", held each year during the second full weekend of July.
Requirements- contacts with SN0HQ :
For European stations - 4 QSO's or reception reports,
For DX stations - 3 QSO's or reception reports.
Attention: The "SN0HQ-I" certificate can be scored annually. Applications (a GCR list is mandatory) and the relevant fee should be sent to the following address: Award Manager, PZK HQ Secretariat, P.O.Box 54, 85-613 Bydgoszcz 13, Poland.
See "General Rules" http://www.awards.pzk.org.pl/general-rules.html
Tks DH5MM 7/9/14
July 12 - 13, 2014
SWITZERLAND The HB9HQ Award 2014
The USKA sponsors the HB9HQ award for each year that the WRTC is held. It is on the one hand meant as a kind of reward for those radio amateurs who contact the 12 stations during the IARU HF World HB9HQ Championship. On the other hand, it is also a recognition for the achievements that everyone has a radio amateur in the final of HB9HQ.
The award is issued in four classes, which require 3, 6, 9 or 12 QSOs with HB9HQ on different bands and modes during the contest. The award will be presented electronically as a PDF for no charge. Application with log extract of the contacts made should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com . Logs may also be sent to their website - refer to link shown below. (Link Zur Webseite")
Tks DH5MM 7/9/14
July 12 - 13, 2014
ROMANIA YR0HQ - HF World Championship Award
YR0HQ will be the HQ station representing the Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR), as an IARU society member, in the IARU HF World Championship (July 12-13th). The contest log will be uploaded into LoTW, ClubLog and eQSLcc. Paper QSLs are via the Bureau or direct from YO3KAA.
To encourage contacts with YR0HQ, on both modes and on all six bands during the 2014 IARU HF World Championship, the Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR) will offer, free of charge, a printable award in PDF or, JPG format. The award will be issued in 4 Classes to all those who can prove at least 3, 6, 9 or 12 contacts with YR0HQ, as follows:
YR0HQ 2014 Award - Extra Class: 12 QSOs
YR0HQ 2014 Award - Class 1: 9 QSOs
YR0HQ 2014 Award - Class 2: 6 QSOs
YR0HQ 2014 Award - Class 3: 3 QSOs
To apply for the award, just send a log extract or a copy of the Cabrillo log via E-mail, no earlier than 30 days after the end of the contest but no later than November 1st, 2014, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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12 - 13 July 2014
GERMANY BRF Head Quarters Award
The Brave Radio Friends offers this award to all amateur radio operators and SWLs. for contacting/SWL a minimum of 10 different Headquarters Stations of different nations during the IARU HF World Championship from July 12 (1200 UTC) till July 13 (1200 UTC). Each headquarters station only counts once, irrespective of band, mode or call sign (e.g. EA4HQ and EA8HQ are one headquarters of Spain). The number of headquarters worked/heard will be entered in the award.
The award is available as a pdf only and there is no award fee. Send your application with log extract in alphabetical order of the headquarter stations by e-mail to email@example.com . Deadline of the application: August 31, 2014.
Tks DE3EAR 6/30/14
12-13 July 2014
ITALY Fausto Coppi Award
The ARI Section di Tortona establishes this award which will be issued to amateur and SWL stations to commemorate and keep alive the memory of the "Champion of Champions".
Angelo Fausto Coppi, 15 September 1919 – 2 January 1960,
was the dominant international cyclist of the years each side of the
Second World War. His successes earned him the title Il Campionissimo, or
champion of champions. He was an all-round racing cyclist and he excelled
in both climbing and time trialing, and was also a great sprinter.
Contact the special event station IQ1TW on as many different HF bands and modes as possible during the 48 hour period. Sponsor would like all stations to use the log sheet provided on their website, though other versions are accepted if they contain Callsign, Date, UTC, Band and Mode. All HF bands 80-10 meters and all modes SSB, CW, PSK31 and RTTY accepted if permitted on the band.
Fee for the award is 15€ or $US20 which may be paid by currency or to the PAYPAL account firstname.lastname@example.org . A copy of the proof of payment should be attached to your application. All those applying for the award will be entered into a raffle for prizes.
Apply to: Pier Paolo Liuzzo IZ1XBB, Strada Fornaci 23 A - 15057 Tortona (AL), Italy.
Tks N1NN 3/1/14
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.
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 QRZ.ru 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. http://www.arcos.org.uk .
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
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 £2.50 and Non-UK stations £5 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 £1 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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet: http://wab.intermip.net/Commonwealth%20Games%20Award.php or http://www.qrz.com/db/GB4CGS
Tks PA3CUZ 7/14/14
July 24 to August 3, 2014
ROMANIA 10th anniversary of Romanian Website Radioamator.ro
July 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Romanian web site Radioamator.ro. 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: "Radioamator.ro - 10 years anniversary". . The station will be operated by hams who contributed or helped the web site Radioamator.ro.
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 radioamator.ro or who helped managing the web site during last 10 years. The list of the call signs can be found at this address: http://www.radioamator.ro/yr10rro/?l=en
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. .
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 Radioamator.ro'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.
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 email@example.com.
The following information is expected for each
•Data and time (UTC)
•Band (exact frequency, if possible)
•Mode (CW or SSB)
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 "Radioamator.ro - 10 years anniversary" award is December 31, 2014.
Internet: http://www.radioamator.ro/yr10rro/?l=en and http://www.qrz.com/db/YR10RRO .
Tks PA3CUZ 7/22/14
25-27 July 2014
RUSSIA Diploma "W-14CWC"
The diploma has been established by the Russian CW club in honor of the
annual radio amateur rallies of the club on the territory of Russian Federation.
The main rally will take place in Shilov region of Ryazan oblast from 25 to 27
Earn the award by contacting the special event station R14CWC on different short wave bands (SWL OK).
In order to get the diploma all radio amateurs of the world must contact, using CW QSOs with R14CWC from the 25th (00:00 UTC) till 27th (23:59 UTC) of July:
a. The diploma of the first degree-on four short wave bands;
b. The diploma of the second degree-on three short wave bands;
c. The diploma of the third degree-on two short wave bands.
Remarks: If you contact R14CWC on more than four short wave bands, this will
be specially endorsed on the certificate. The maximum number of QSOs (bands) -
nine, including WARC bands. Available for SWLs on the same basis.
QSO / SWL made with R14CWC during the 'IOTA contest' (from the 26th (12:00 UTC) till 27th (12:00 UTC) of July all count for the award.
Type of modulation: ONLY CW
Bands: all short wave bands including WARC bands.
Duplicate QSOs are possible only on different bands.
The diploma is free of charge and issued only in electronic format. Send log extract of contacts made to the manager Sergej Stepanov Bronislavovich (RM4C) by e-mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for the diploma:
a. The award manager may receive applications at once after the end of the Rally of the RCWC 2014.
B. Send text file to e-mail: email@example.com after checking your application by service site RCWC LOG with your text message and information about yourself.
C. The name of the file should include the name of the diploma and your callsign, for example: wr14cwc_r3fg
The deadline for the receipt of the applications is the 27th of August, 2014.
Tks DH5MM 7/14/14
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.balticway.net.:
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
Valerijus Simulik LY2QT, P.O. Box 131, LT-78008, Siauliai-10, LITHUANIA or by e-mail: email@example.com
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
SWL OK for similar conditions.
To apply for the diploma send log extract of the required contacts via an e-mail to Andris YL2QK: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Tks QRZ.ru 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:
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. http://www.corsozundert.nl/home-EN/
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: PAØLOU - PAØATG - PA1ADG - PA1BR - PA1CPA - PA2CVD - PA3EBP - PA5JSB -
PA9DD - PDØPMS - PDØRWL – 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet (rules): TM14JEM entry on QRZ.com
Internet (World Equestrian Games): http://www.normandie2014.com/
Tks K1BV Research 7/27/14
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:
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 email@example.com no later than 31 October 2014.
2. You will have to use the form MSP/Req001_ENG, downloaded from the website www.aritortona.it and attach to it:-Log of the station (we recommend using the Log MSP/Log001 downloaded from the website www.aritortona.it ) -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 firstname.lastname@example.org ; -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
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 PA7ØOMG counts for 3 QSO's. Furthermore each QSO, that has been confirmed with a QSL card of special event station PA7ØOMG, will be valid for 2 QSO's.
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, PBØAEZ, Pandastraat 13, NL-6531 VC NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands email@example.com
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 PA7ØOMG - One QSO with special event station PA7ØOMG: x 3.
e. Special Multiplier PA7ØOMG - One QSO confirmed with a QSL-card of special event station PA7ØOMG: x 2.
QRZ.com 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|