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.
|Starting Date||Ending Date||Country||Name of the Award||FREE DOWNLOAD||Source|
|15 February 2013||30 August 2013||Romania||YP0FOTE Diploma (Olympic Festival of European Youth)||PA3CUZ|
|1 April 2013||30 April 2013||Italy||2766th anniversary of the Founding of Rome||PA3CUZ|
|10 April 2013||10 June 2013||Czech Republic||Diploma DIG 2013 OK||DH1PAL|
|27 April 2013||27 May 2013||Ukraine||Diploma "Morse 222"||OH3GZ|
|1 May 2013||30 June 2013||Italy||Castel Del Monte Award||PA3CUZ|
|1 May 2013||31 May 2013||Italy||Canova Award||PA3CUZ|
|1 May 2013||31 May 2013||Ukraine||Victory 68 Diploma||OH3GZ|
|1 May 2013||31 May 2013||Slovenia||DIPLOMA S51DSW - 45th Anniversary of RadioClub Mozirje||X||OH3GZ|
|1 May 2013||31 May 2013||Germany||Brave Radio Friends: European Spring Award 2013||X||DE3EAR|
|1 May 2013||31 May 2013||England||75th Anniversary of the First Class Operators Club (FOC)||X||Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin|
|3 May 2013||9 May 2013||Russia||Victory 68 Award UPDATED 4/29/13||X||SP9JPA|
|5 May 2013||25 May 2013||Italy||ITALIAN EVEREST EXPEDITION MEMORIAL AWARD||X||OH3GZ|
|6 May 2013||21 May 2013||France||GRAND PRIX DE PAU 2013||X||PA3CUZ|
|10 May 2013||16 May 2013||Poland||Second Military Vehicle Rally - Wapienniki 2013||X||M3NMQ|
|11 May 2013||12 May 2013||Netherlands||Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation Weekend Award||X||PD5JFK and PD7BZ|
|12 May 2013||13 May 2013||Russia||230th Anniversary of the Black Sea Fleet||X||OH3GZ|
|15 May 2013||29 May 2013||USA||Celebrating the 100th Episode of Ham Nation on the TWIT.TV network||X||PA3CUZ|
|15 May 2013||30 June 13||Romania||100th Anniversary of Scouting in Romania||PA3CUZ|
|18 May 2013||19 May 2013||France||The Day of YL's - 18 & 19 May||PA3CUZ|
|20 May 2013||5 June 2013||Italy||9th COTA Award 2013 (Carabinieri On The Air)||PA3CUZ|
|21 May 2013||19 August 2013||USA||W9IMS Certificate||PA3CUZ|
|25 May 2013||30 June 2013||Poland||Visegrad Amateur-Radio High-Altitude Balloon Days Award||X||SP9JPA|
|31 May 2013||2 June 2013||Northern
|Grey Point Fort Rememberance Award||PA3CUZ|
|31 May 2013||2 June 2013||USA||2013 Museum Ships Operating Event||X||DIG Website: Special Calls and Events|
|1 June 2013||15 June 2015||Russia||385th Anniversary of the founding of Krasnoyarsk||X||QRZ.ru|
|15 June 2013||24 June 2013||Poland||Chojnów Days Award||PA3CUZ|
|1 July 2013||6 July 2013||USA||13 Colonies Special Event Award||ARRL Listing|
|Starting Date||Ending Date||Country||Name of the Award||FREE DOWNLOAD||Source|
|7 February 2014||23 February 2014||Russia||Diploma "SOCHI-2014" (2014 Winter Olympics)||QRZ.ru|
15 Feb to 30 August 2013
ROMANIA YP0FOTE Diplom
On the occasion of the Olympic Festival of the European Youth 2013 being hosted in Brasov - Romania (http://eyowf2013.ro), the AJR BRASOV RADIOCLUB offers an official award to all radio amateurs and SWL’s worldwide. The award will be issued in 3 classes. Each class requires a certain number of qso's logged. All bands and the modes may be used. This award is issued to all those who will prove at least 5 contacts with special event station YP0FOTE. Contacts may be made on different bands in the same days or on the same bands during different days during the period: 15 Feb to 30 August.2013.
Each level will receive a different certificate. The cost is 5 euro.
1st Class - 15 QSOs
2nd Class - 10 QSOs
3rd Class - 5 QSOs
The application, along with the log extract and fee of 5E shall be sent to either of the following addresses:
By mail to:YP0FOTE Award, P.O.BOX 98, BRASOV, ROMANIA.
By e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 September 2013
Tks PA3CUZ 2/18/13
1 - 30 April 2013
ITALY 2766th anniversary of the Founding of Rome
On the occasion of the 2766th Anniversary of founding of the city of Rome, the Radio Club ARFo.PI, in collaboration with the ARI sponsors this award called CHRISTMAS IN ROME open to all radio amateurs and SWLs, both Italian and foreign.
1. Period: From 00.00 to 24.00Z Monday April 1 to Tuesday April 30, 2013.
2. Frequencies: 3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz (144/432 Mhz using all modes .
3. Modes: SSB - CW - (digital modes (RTTY - PSK31)) Categories: (1A) HF (SSB) - (1B) HF (CW) - (1C) SWL HF (Single) (1D) Digital Modes (Single)
4. Contact stations belonging to A.R.Fo.P.I. COTA - I.P.A. and ARI in Rome, who will send R/ S/T and their member number of these organizations.
5. Point values:
a.1 point for each QSO / hrd with member stations of ARFo.PI-COTA - IPA ARI Rome and Italian.
b. 2 points for each QSO / hrd with member stations of ARFo.PI-COTA - IPA and ARI Rome for European and Non-European.
c. 5 points for each QSO / hrd with stations with the special event station IIØSPQR.
d. 5 points for each QSO / hrd with special event station IQØFP, which will be activated from time to time for the event during the month of April 2013.
6. Contacts: The stations can be contacted only once per day on the same band, or several times, but using different bands, for QSOs made one hour after the previous QSO.
7. Diploma: Contacts are made during the marathon, will be valid to earn the Diploma that the Radio Club ARFo.PI provides the occasion of the 2766 ° Anniversary of CHRISTMAS ROMA and will be released to the achievement of 20 points for the Italian stations and 10 points for the European and non-European.
8. The fee for the award is 10 Euro which may be paid on the C / C Arfopi n.76963388 or the equivalent in IRCs to reimburse shipping.
9. Log: The log in paper format, should be sent no later than July 31, 2013, complete with score, name, surname, name, address and telephone number or any e-mail to: Domenico Svolacchia, 7 Via Varese, 00042 . Anzio (Rome), ITALY.
10. The same data in Excel format, can also be sent by e-mail to: email@example.com
11. QSLs may bhe sent to IK0QNZ for contacts made with IIØSPQR and IQØFP.
Tks PA3CUZ 4/23/13
10 April to 10 June 2013
Czech Republic Diploma DIG 2013 OK
This diploma will be issued by the Czech Republic Chapter of the Diploma
Interest Group (DIG) to commemorate the International DIG meeting held in the
Czech Republic in 2013.
Contacts for the award may be made in the two month period from 10 April to 10 June 2013.
1 QSO with special station OL2013DIG
2. At least 10 DIG members of the organizing country (OK)
3. at least 10 members of the DIG--home country (DL).
The award needs only a log extract (a list of QSOs), including date, time,
call, and band.
The special event station OL2013DIG will be active only from 23.May to 6 June, 2013 with the DIG number 7777.
Bring log extract and fee of : 2€ or 40 Kc in person at DIG meeting, 5 € / 60 Kc. Or you may apply by mail, no later than 31 July 2013 to: to Erhard Marecek OK1MQY, Za Chlumen 729, CZ-418 01 Bilina, Czech Republic.
Tks DH1PAL 3/30/13
27 April to 27 May 2013
UKRAINE "MORSE - 222"
April 27th, 2013 is the 222nd anniversary of the birth of the inventor of the telegraph alphabet Samuel MORSE. On the occasion of the 222nd anniversary of the birth of Samuel Morse has been established a new anniversary diploma "MORSE-222." The award is sponsored by the International MORSE club UCWC, the National Award Program UARL - URDA, and the newspaper "Radioinform."
Diploma "MORSE-222" is available to any licensed radio amateur for making a minimum of 100 telegraph radio contacts during the period from April 27 to May 27, 2013.
The award is issued only in paper format, laminated in full color and sent to the applicant by registered (RECOMMANDE) mail.
The cost of postage expenses:
Ukraine - UAH 15.
CIS and all other countries, the equivalent of $US5.
Send a log extract of your 100 CW QSOs to Vladimir A. Stepanenko, P.O. Box 28, 14000, Chernigov, Ukraine.
Applications may also be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to the email@example.com
Tks OH3GZ 5/2/13
1 May to 30 June 2013
ITALY CASTEL DEL MONTE Award
Starting 00:00 UTC of May the 1st to 23:59 UTC of June the 30rd, will take place the: "CASTEL DEL MONTE" Award
The Award is available to licensed amateurs and SWLs of all over the world. QSOs (SWL OK) should be made with members of local section of A.R.I. ANDRIA, and count 1 point for any station, who pass you a signal report and serial number. During the period above mentioned, some "jolly" (Wildcard) stations will be active and each contact with them = 3 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. QSLs are not required, but is appreciated! Send a log extract (by regular mail or e-mail, containing full details of each QSO/HRD.
The fee for the Award is: 10 Euros, $US15 or 5
New IRC (enclosed in the request). PAYPAL OK, then your log may be sent via
Requirements: DX 5 points * EU 10 points * IT 20 points .
Apply for the award no later than 15 September. The request can be sent to the AWARD/QSL Manager IK7NXU until the 15th September each year.
Apply to: A.R.I. Sezione di ANDRIA c/o IK7NXU Gaetano Giorgino, Via M.d'Azeglio, 116, 76123 Andria (BT), ITALY.
Tks PA3CUZ 5/13/13
1- 31 May 2013
ITALY Canova Certificate
The Antonio Canova award is sponsored by ARI Section of Treviso to celebrate
the famous Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822) who was considered the
greatest sculptor of his time in Europe.
To obtain the certificate you need work amateur stations located in Treviso City. Italian stations need 5, EU 2 and DX 1 point. Endorsements are available for one mode or band.
Contacts must be made from 0000UTC 1 May to 31 May of each year. During this period, the special call II3AC will be activated, and is worth 5 points towards obtaining the award. Multiple QSOs OK if made with different station operators. No repeater or satellite QSO's.
You can choose two different awards: the CLASSIC or the NEW VERSION 2013. The CLASSIC version will be assigned if no choice is made. Send a log extract and fee of 5€, 10 IRC's, or equivalent in $US to IK3GES Gabriele Gentile, via QRZ.COM.
Tks PA3CUZ 5/13/13
1-31 May 2013
UKRAINE JUBILEE AWARD "VICTORY - 68"
This is the 13th year that the League of Ukrainian radio, under the auspices of the National Diploma Programme URDA will be issuing to radio amateurs around the world awards from the series "VICTORY".
By popular demand radio of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Great Britain, Czech Republic and others, the design of the award has not changed. A total of 4,888 of these awards have been issued since its origin in the year 2000. This year continues the tradition of honoring the end of WWII. Diploma "VICTORY-68" will be issued to radio amateurs for contacting at least five memorial stations during the month of May 2013.
Modes: - CW SSB Digital Mixed.
Bands - any one or multi-bands.
Repeated QSOs will count if station is contacted on different bands and modes.
In 2013, the diploma "Victory-68" issued only in paper and laminated full color version.
Send application via registered mail to the manager: Stepanenko Vladimir Antonovich, PO Box 28, Chernihiv, 14000, Ukraine.
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com
Postage costs for shipment to Ukraine - UAH 15
For the CIS countries - eq. $ 5
The diploma will be sent to the applicant's home address by registered (Recommande) views of mailings.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Tks OH3GZ 5/2/13
1-31 May 2013
SLOVENIA DIPLOMA S51DSW - 45th Anniversary of RadioClub Mozirje
In May 2013 the RadioClub Mozirje will be active with two callsign, S51DSW and special event call sign S545DSW. Earn the S51DSW diploma by contacting both of these stations.
Date: Valid for diploma are those made from 1st to 31st May 2013.
Band: All amateur radio bands.HF, VHF, UHF
Mode: Phone, CW, digital
The QSOs don't have to be made on the same band or mode. Cards are not needed for the award.
The Diploma is free if you agree to receive a digital PDF diploma. Just send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a log extract showing usual data for a contact.
Tks Jukka OH3GZ 5/2/13
1 - 31 May 2013
Brave Radio Friends: European Spring Award 2013
This annual award activity is organized by the Brave Radio
Rules: During the entire month of May 2013 work or hear (SWL) as many European DXCC-entities as possible. Be aware that only European entities count for the award .
Requirements for the award:
European applicants a minimum of 20 countries/entities
Non-European applicants a minimum of 10 entities is required for the award.
Deadline for application: June 30. SWL OK. The application may be by log extract. (No QSLs necessary). No band or mode restrictions. You can only apply for a pdf-version of the award to print it out yourself via e-mail to email@example.com There is no award fee. The award will be a multi-color award. The number of entities worked/heard will be entered in the award.
Tks DE3EAR 4/20/13
1-31 May 2013
ENGLAND First Class CW Operators’ Club 75thAnniversary On-Air Celebration (FOC)
The First Class CW Operators Club commemorates their 75th anniversary in May and will be holding a month-long on-air event featuring more than 20 special "FOC" suffix calls. These will include GB75FOC, a special anniversary call for the FOC club station.
(GP4FOC will be used when operating from Guernsey, GS4FOC from Scotland and GT4FOC from Isle of Man). There will be many other FOC calls from the USA and VE and from more exotic locations such as VQ9, HZ1 and 5T.
Earn points for contacting any FOC member and a beautiful certificate will be
presented to stations who attain required point levels:
Bronze = 15 points
Silver = 30 points
Gold = 50 points.
Each QSO with an FOC member = 1 point
Each QSO with an FOC member lasting 10 minutes or longer = 3 points
Each QSO with an FOC suffix station (or special call M0RSE) = 5 points
QSOs with GB75FOC, GP4FOC, GS4FOC or GT4FOC = 10 points
One QSO is allowed per station per band. All bands are allowed but QSOs must be made using CW mode. (Of course.)
Listen for FOC members calling "CQ FOC 75." A list of current members can also be found on this web site in the "About FOC" section. Electronic logs for the FOC 75th Anniversary Award should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org . QSLs for GB75FOC, GP4FOC, GS4FOC and GT4FOC should be sent to G3SWH: www.g3swh.org.uk
Tks Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1105 3/24/13
3 - 9 May 2013
RUSSIA Victory – 68 Award
To honor the memory of those who defended the Russian motherland during World War II and contributed to the Victory, memorial QSL cards and the Victory – 68 Award will be issued by the Soyuz Radiolubiteley Rossii and the "Radio" Monthly, as a confirmation of the QSO’s made from May 3 (0805 UTC) to May 9, 2013 (1400 UTC).
The complete list of special-event stations (using the RP68 prefix) will be published on May 1, 2013. The Memorial Operation will be inaugurated by RP68L (St. Petersburg) on 7.068 MHz, followed by a minute of silence from 0804 to 0805 UTC. QSO’s (HRD’s) made with RP68 stations on any band (including WARC bands and via satellites) and any mode (categories: CW, PHONE, DIGITAL – regardless of the actual digital mode), including any band/mode combination, will be valid for the Award.
Requirements for the Award:
a. HF: 68 pts.; one QSO/HRD is equivalent to 2 pts.
List of Victory 68 stations, with their locations:
EM68U(Kiev) EN68JK (Kerch) EO68F (Odessa) EO68J (Sevastopol)
EV68F (Brest) EV68M (Minsk)
RP68A (Arkhangelsk Reg.) RP68AH (Adigey Rep.) RP68AK (Arkhangelsk Reg.) RP68AP (Vologda Reg.) RP68AU (Arkhangelsk Reg.) RP68B (Belgorod Reg.) RP68BA (Moscow Reg.) RP68BG (Tatarstan Rep.) RP68BP (Altayskiy Kray) RP68BR (Bryansk Reg.) RP68CR (Moscow) RP68DM (Ulyanovsk Reg.) RP68DP (Volgograd Reg.) RP68DT (Sverdlovsk Reg.) RP68EL (Smolensk Reg.) RP68FA (Moscow Reg.) RP68GA (Bryansk Reg.) RP68GE (Lipetsk Reg.) RP68GF (Nizhni Novgorod Reg.) RP68GK (Ryazan Reg.) RP68GM (Bashkortostan Rep.) RP68GR (Orenburg Reg.) RP68GS (Khanty-Mansiysk AO) RP68GT (Moscow Reg.) RP68GV (Kaluga Reg.) RP68H (Khabarovskiy Kray) RP68IF (Lipetsk Reg.) RP68IS (Rostov Reg.) RP68IT (St. Petersburg) RP68IZ (Ryazan Reg.) RP68J (Khanty-Mansiysk AO) RP68K (Kursk Reg.) RP68KA (Moscow Reg.) RP68KE (Kurgan Reg.) RP68KF (Kirov Reg.) RP68KL (Volgograd Reg.) RP68KM (Kemerovo Reg.) RP68KN (Kostroma Reg.) RP68KO (Vladimir Reg.) RP68KR (Komi Rep.) RP68KT (St. Petersburg) RP68KU (Tatarstan Rep.) RP68L (St. Petersburg) RP68LK (Tyumen Reg.) RP68LS (Tyumen Reg.) RP68M (Moscow) RP68MA (Ingushetia Rep.) RP68MB (Mariy El Rep.) RP68MC (Omsk Reg.) RP68MD (Omsk Reg.) RP68MG (Tambov) RP68MK (Volgograd Reg.) RP68MO (Moscow) RP68MP (Novosibirsk Reg.) RP68MS (Rostov Reg.) RP68MU (Murmansk Reg.) RP68MY (Kaluga Reg.) RP68MZ (Chelyabinsk Reg.) RP68N (Kabardino-Balkarska Rep.) RP68NF (Moscow Reg.) RP68NK (Bashkortostan Rep.) RP68NV (Novgorod Reg.) RP68O (Orel Reg.) RP68ON (Smolensk Reg.) RP68OP (St. Petersburg) RP68OT (Tatarstan Rep.) RP68PD (Pskov Reg.) RP68PL (Murmansk Reg.) RP68PP (Byelgorod Reg.) RP68PR (Bryansk Reg.) RP68PS (Kursk Reg.) RP68R (Kurgan Reg.) RP68RG (Sverdlovsk Reg.) RP68RO (Moscow Reg.) RP68RP (Tambov Reg.) RP68RT (Tatarstan Rep.) RP68RW (Byelgorod Reg.) RP68RZ (Tver Reg.) RP68S (Smolensk Reg.) RP68SB (Volgograd Reg.) RP68SD (Primorskiy Kray) RP68SK (Volgograd Reg.) RP68SO (Byelgorod Reg.) RP68SP (Smolensk Reg.) RP68ST (Volgograd Reg.) RP68SW (St. Petersburg Reg.) RP68T (Voronezh Reg.) RP68TA (Saratov Reg.) RP68TF (Tchuvashia Rep.) RP68TG (Sverdlovsk Reg.) RP68TK (Sverdlovsk Reg.) RP68TO (St. Petersburg Reg.) RP68TT (Tyumen Reg.) RP68TW (Kursk Reg.) RP68TZ (Altayskiy Kray) RP68UF (Bashkortostan Rep.) RP68V (Primorskiy Kray) RP68VA (Smolensk Reg.) RP68W (Voronezh Reg.) RP68WA (Kursk Reg.) RP68WF (Astrakhan Reg.) RP68WN (Moscow Reg.) RP68WP (Kursk Reg.) RP68WR (Volgograd Reg.) RP68WS (Kursk Reg.) RP68WT (Kursk Reg.) RP68YH (Bryansk Reg.) RP68Z (Murmansk Reg.) RP68ZK (Tambov Reg.) RP68ZZ (Murmansk Reg.)
Tks SP9JPA 4/18/13 and 4/29/13
(In 2012, there were so many active special event stations active, that earning the award was very easy. de K1BV)
5 - 25 May 2013
ITALY ITALIAN EVEREST EXPEDITION MEMORIAL AWARD
20 years after the first successful ascent of Mt Everest by Edmund Hillary took place, the Italian alpinist and explorer Guido Monzino organized a climb to the highest peak of the world sponsored by the Italian Department of the Defense. Personnel from the: Alpine Military Schools, State Armed Corps, two military Chilean and an Army Aviation team (10 people and 2 helicopters AB205) took part in the expedition. During one mission, their helicopter landed at the 6400 meters point on the mountain which set a world record for helicopter operation!. The summit of Everest was reached by Italian alpinists on the 5th of May 1973 at 12:39 local time.
The special event call sign of IIØIEE was selected in memory of the helicopter pilot Capt. Paolo Landucci Viterbo whose original call sign was IØIEE (SK), who took part in the expedition.
- Period is since May 5th til May 25th 2013;
- The award is only issued in PDF version at no charge.
- ITALIAN STATIONS - 5 QSO/HRD with IIØIEE (See NOTE 2);
- STATIONS OUTSIDE ITALY - 3 QSO/HRDwith IIØIEE (See NOTE 2);
- Send QSO or SWL info to email: email@example.com (Include QSO data containing for each QSO: day, time, band, mode, RST.
- Please, send data in the email on or before July 31, 2013;
- For any questions, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org t or email@example.com.
- Your personal copy of Award in PDF will be sent as soon as practical.
NOTE 1: Valid QSO are those made in all bands/modes, except via repeaters.
NOTE 2:IIØIEE can be reconnected but in a different day ORin the same day BUT in a different band OR mode.
NOTE 3: For Special QSL and/or the Memorial Award, only contacts with station IIØIEE are considered valid QSO
Tks OH3GZ 4/1/13
6 - 21 May 2013
FRANCE GRAND PRIX DE PAU 2013
You can get this special diploma if you have made contacts in the following
Contact or heard (for SWL) special event station TM64PAU once for the historic grand prix ( active on 11-12 May), a second time for the car grand prix (active on18-20 May).
Provide a list of QSOs made or reports for SWL listening (no QSL requested) and send your request by email to F4FWO to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The certificate will be sent free of charge in electronic format.
Tks PA3CUZ 4/18/13
10-16 May 2013
POLAND Second Military Vehicle Rally - Wapienniki 2013
1. The publisher of the diploma is SP7PRA Amateur Radio Club in Radomsko, Poland.
2. To obtain a diploma, the following number of points need to be collected: six points for Polish stations and four points for foreign stations.
3. Point Values:
2 points for contacts with special station HF2ZPM, (communication with the station HF2ZPM is mandatory to receive a diploma)
1 point for contacts with the operators of club (SP7IBL, SP7TOB, SQ7MRW, SQ7PGR, SQ7PFZ, SQ7RJS).
4. Stations will operate on 10-16 May 2013 on all bands and the greatest amount of emissions (mainly SSB, PSK, SSTV).
5. Calls with the same stations can be repeated on other bands or other emissions (digital QSOs count as one point per band regardless of the type).
6. Diploma is issued electronically in PDF format (A4, ready to print) marked with the callsign and the sequence number of the application.
7. Application must be sent by e-mail: email@example.com. Subject line: HF2ZPM.
8. The application should include the station callsign, date and time of the call, the name of the operator, and signal report. Please also give us your e-mail address to which you want to send a diploma, if different than the application.
9. The deadline for applications is 15/06/2013.
9. Calls will be confirmed by a special commemorative QSL card.
10. Cards should be sent via SP7PRA (OT15) while direct cards may be sent via SQ7PGR-info www.qrz.com.
11. The operator with the most points will be awarded a surprise.
Tks M3NMQ 5/12/13
11- 12th May 2013
NETHERLANDS Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation Weekend Award
On the 11th and 12th of May the Netherlands holds a National Windmill and
Waterpumpstation weekend. On this weekend many Windmills and Waterpumping
stations are open to the public. .
A special award will be available for all stations who work at least 6 different Mills/Waterpumpstations or make up to 6 QSOs with Mills/Waterpumpstations on different Bands and Modes. The award is FREE of charge if you accept receiving a PDF file to print the award yourself on your own equipment. Alternatively, if you wish to receive the award via traditional postal mail, you may send your paper log and fee of $US5 via the postal mail.
The Award will be printed on high quality 300 grams paper.
Also for SWL,we will have the PDF version of th Award that will be send via email.The rules are the same, just send a log extract with the information of the QSOs of both stations and you get the award free in your e-mail.
Tks PD5JFK and PD7BZ 1/28/13
31 May to 2 June 2013
Northern Ireland Grey Point Fort Rememberance Award
To publicize the restoring of Grey Point Fort, a WW1 Coastal Defence Fort located in Helens Bay, Crawfordsburn, Northern Ireland the Grey Point Fort Radio Society will be running a special event station with three Special Event Call signs allocated to Grey Point Fort. The Special Event will be a 48 hour long operation starting at 1700hrs 31st May 2013 to 1700hrs 2nd June 2013.
The three Special Event Call signs to commemorate "A Moment of Rememberance" are: GB0GPF GN0URN MN0GPF.
Period of Operation: 1700hrs UTC 31st May 2013 to 1700hrs UTC 2nd June 2013.
Qualifying Bands: 80 to 10 metres.
Modes: SSB & PSK (No use of internet assisted modes).
A certificate will be awarded to all stations that make contact with all three Special Event Station call signs on any qualifying bands or modes of operation. if a station is unable to contact all three stations, individual qsl cards will still be available.
Two classes of awards are available, one for licensed operators and one for
short wave listeners.
To claim the award, visit their website noted below and download the *Award Application Form*, complete it and send it to the Grey Point Fort QSL Manager’s address at the top right hand side of the application.
Award fee for printed certificate: UK stations £5.00 USA Stations $US10.00 European Stations 6E, and Non-European Stations funds to equal to £6.00 UK All above to include post and packaging ( 1 x Award Certificate & qsl card.
Award fee for PDF formatted image: UK Stations £2.00 USA Stations $4.00 European Stations 3 Euros Non-European Stations equal to £3.00 UK.
Tks PA3CUZ 2/18/13
12-13 May 2013
RUSSIA 230 years of the Black Sea Fleet
Members of the Dolphin Radio Club will activate the memorial call sign of R230CF on board the cruiser "Mikhail Kutuzov", to commemorate the 230th anniversary of the Black Sea Fleet on May 12-13, 2013. RV6AWW will operate digital modes, RU6CH will be active on SSB and RK6AX on CW.
For the radio station will be issued a diploma in digital format similar to the one used in last year’s activity. Send log extract showing at least one contact with any of these stations to RK6AX by e-mail.
Tks Jukka OH3GZ
15 - 29 May 2013
USA Celebrating the 100th Episode of Ham Nation on the TWIT.TV network
am Nation premiered on the TWIT.TV network on May 25, 2011, and has been a continuous weekly internet show about Amateur radio. It is hosted by Bob Heil (K9EID), Gordon West (WB6NOA), George Thomas (W5JDX), and TWIT sponsor Leo Laporte (W6TWT). Its goal is to excite existing hams to become active again, and to help prospective hams obtain their license. The show covers various topics from simple antenna designs, FAQ’s about all topics in Amateur Radio, events by the different show host and viewers, to George building kits and different items during the show. Tune in and join the great fun with Ham Nation.
The special event duration: Starting on May 15th and ending during the 100th episode on May 29th, 2013.
Event operations will start on the net frequencies:
20 meters (14.268.00 +/-)
40 meters (7.272.00 +/-)
80 meters (3.847.00 +/-)
Plus 10 meter activity on 28.450.00 +/- for our Tech associates as band conditions permit.
There will also be day time and evening activity on all bands depending on the band conditions.
Check your DX Spotter for frequencies.
How to collect a Certificate:
Check back to this QRZ page frequently after the event: http://hamnation40.net/c.aspx
Click on the link below and enter your call sign in the prescribed box for notification of your certificate.
Certificates are only issued to stations that have worked all four (4) Special Event Stations and are confirmed in the database.
If there is no confirmation of certificate, please notifiy K5LN with a copy of log entry.
How to collect Individual QSL cards:
Send a #10 SASE to each Special Event Station, with your QSL card, to the above addresses and collect the unique QSL cards.
Complete the collection by adding each QSL card to the certificate of the special event.
QSL card submissions will not be concidered after December 31, 2013.
Join us every Wednesday evening at 0100Z at http://TWIT.TV/hn for Ham Nation Live, and have fun with Amateur Radio.
15 May to 30 June 2013
ROMANIA 100 years of Scouting in Romania.
Romania celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Scouting. Look for special event call sign YP100S and earn at least 150 points during the period 15 May to 30 June 2013 to earn award issued for connections. Look for activity on 40 SSB (7100 - 7150 MHz) and 80 SSB (3700-3750 MHz).
Requirement: Earn 150 points.
a. club station YO7KRS and special station YP100S = 10 points each.
b. YO7AOG, YO7HKM, YO7GDB, YO7HUY, YO7GWA, YO7HUX, YO7HKR, YO7FWA, YO7FHV, YO7GNL, YO7HUZ = 8 points each.
c. Stations in the cities where five national Jamborees have been held in Romania = 3 points each. The cities are: 1932-Sibiu (YO6), 1934-Mamaia (Constanta) (YO4), 1935-Breaza (YO9), 1936-Bras,ov s,i (YO6), and 2011-Sa(lis,te (YO6).
At least one contact with the club station YO7KRS and one contact to the
stations in the cities Jamboree is required.
Send the request no later than 1 October 2013 to Cercetas,ii României - Centrul local Mircea cel Batran, CP50, OP5, 240370 - Ramnicu Valcea, Romania.
Tks PA3CUZ 5/19/13
18-19 May 2013
FRANCE THE DAY OF YLs " 18 and 19 May 2013
This weekend is intended to gather on the air all amateur radio women around the world and of course all OM & SWL are invited to participate.
THE DAY OF YLs 2013 RULES:
1. Organiser : Carine F5ISY, Sandra HK3JJB, Petra DF5ZV, Katie WY7KRA, Dunia EA8MT, Helga IN3FHE
2. Aim of this day : To promote YLs activity around the world
3. Time : 2013-05-18 06h00 UTC to 2013-05-19 18h00 UTC
4. Bands : 3,5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz & for the first time VHF also but outside the relays, of course.
5. To help competitors to find each other we propose to use frequencies +/- 10 kHz from the following activity center frequencies:
CW: 3.533, 7.033, 14.033, 21.033 and 28.033 MHz
RTTY: 3.588, 7.044, 14.088, 21.088 and 28.088 MHz
SSB: 3.733, 7.133, 14.213, 14.240, 14.300, 21.233, 21.400 and 28.433 MHz
6. Modes : CW, SSB, RTTY
7. Exchanges : RS(T) + YL/OM (e.g. 59(9)+ YL/OM)
8. The same station may be worked once on each band and mode
9. Award : An award will be issued to all participants (SWLs also) who has contacted or heard stations which earn up to 33 points with YLs (pdf file):
For OM / YL 2 points
For YL/ YL 3 points
For YL / OM 1 point
10. Results will be published separately for OM and YLs according to the number of YLs logged
11. Logs : Mail log to f5isy at orange.fr not later than 2013-06-26
12. Mail object : call + OM/YL + Number of YL contacted + Total number of QSO
13. Log software : f1agw.free.fr/AGW_YL/AGW_YL.htm
You can use also and many tnx N1MM for that : http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-list_file_gallery.php?galleryId=18:: & DOYLSRTTY.udc
Tks PA3CUZ 4/17/ 13
20 May to 5 June 2013
ITALY 9th COTA AWARD 2013 (CARABINIERI ON THE AIR)
This award recognizes the 199° anniversary of Carabinieri
Period for contacts: 0700 UTC, May 20 through 1900 UTC, 5 June , 2013
Objective: for amateurs and SWL around the world to contact COTA members amateurs, as many times as possible.
Bands : 3,5 MHz (80 mt.), 7 MHz (40 mt.), 14 MHz (20 mt.), 21 MHz (15 mt.), on the IARU recommended segments.
Mode: SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY.
Contacts allowed: only one contact per day is allowed for the same band/mode/member. Make as many contacts as possible per day which are allowed with different band/mode/member.
The official list of C.O.T.A amateur members are found at http://www.cota.cc
Special event stations IIØCC, II5CC and HP1/IQ6CC will be active.
a. Contacts with COTA members using SSB mode =1 point.
b. Contacts with COTA members using CW, RTTY and PSK31 mode = 3 points
c. Contacts with special station IIØCC/area and II5CC/area using any mode = 5 points.
d. Contacts with special station IIØCC and II5CC using any mode = 8 points.
e. Contacts with special station HP1/IQ6CC on any band or mode = 10 points (this station can operate also on 10, 12 , 17 and 30 meters)
f. Contacts with "Jolly" station (wild card stations as declared by operator) on any mode = 3 points
Number exchange : RS-T report plus
progressive number (i.e. 59-001)
Call: SSB, RTTY and PSK31 " CQ 9th COTA Award " , CW "CQ COTA "
a. All stations: the final score is the result of the total QSO points.
b. Points required for the award: :
OM/YL/SWL Italian : 15 points
OM/YL/SWL Foreign : 10 points
The request of the award must be postmarked or sent via electronic mail no later than 30 June, 2013 to: Associazione Radioamatori Carabinieri COTA – P.O.Box 28 – 60022 Castelfidardo (Ancona),
ITALY. Address for e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Application should show:
a. Category of participation
b. Call OM/YL/SWL of applicant
c. Name, surname and address where send the 9th COTA Award
d. Your electronic mail address
e. The paper Log signed complete with: COTA member call sign, date, time in UTC, all sent and received exchanges are to be logged, band, mode, score applied, total score achieved.
f. The proof of payment (copy of bank transfer or paypal confirmation)
1) 10,00 Euro (European stations)
2) 12,50 Euro o 15,00 USD (Stations outside of Europe)
The payment must be made in favour of: Associazione
Radioamatori Carabinieri COTA – P.O.Box 28 – 60022 Castelfidardo (Ancona),
Account IBAN: IT 04 L 07601 02600 000060567955 ; BIC: BPPIITRRXXX"
The payment can be made also by PAYPAL (see at www.cota.cc )
Send a copy of your QSL card.
The official list of stations COTA member, the additional information and classifications will be published on the website http://www.cota.cc .
The stations COTA can send the QSL card to their discretion.
The special stations IIØCC - II5CC and HP1/IQ6CC will send their special QSL:
- Via bureau through the manager IZ4SUC
- Via direct sending a pre-paid envelope and SAE plus green stamp for foreign OM to: IZ4SUC LORENZO IANNONE , Via Raggiolo 17, 47863 - Novafeltria (Rimini) ITALY,
Internet: http://www.cota.cc or email@example.com
The Award Manager : IZ6CRK Raffaele Cuomohttp://www.cota.cc/
COTA HAM members:
21 May - 19 August, 2013
USA W9IMS Certificate
Work the Special Event Station W9IMS during each of the three auto races, beginning with the Indianapolis 500 in the same year and receive a high quality photo certificate
Name of Race and Dates of operation:
1. Indianapolis 500 - May 21 - 27, 2013.
2. Brickyard 400 - July 23-29, 2013.
3. Red Bull Indianapolis GP - August 13-19.
W9IMS will be active and on the air from 1500Z through 0300Z on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the race weekends.
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 http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com .
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
Cards for each of the three races
Envelope for all of the above
Apply to: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, PO BOX 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230, USA..
1. NON-USA STATIONS- QSL direct or via the bureau. For a certificate, please follow the directions below for USA STATIONS FOR CERTIFICATE.
2. USA STATIONS (FOR CERTIFICATE)- you must work all three races in the same year. 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 (you can list all three on one QSL card) along with $5. We will send back all three QSL cards and the certificate. The certificate is on high-quality photo paper.
3. SWL STATIONS- Follow the directions above for USA or NON-USA stations and substitute an SWL report for a QSL card.
Please email W9IMS if you have any questions.
Tks PA3CUZ 5/14/13
May 25 to June 30, 2013.
POLAND Visegrad Amateur-Radio High-Altitude Balloon Days Award
The Visegrad Group (V4) is an informal regional association of co-operation between four Central European countries: Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, bound not only by their neighborhood and similar geo-political conditions, but above all, by common history, tradition, culture, and values. Our Award contributes to the integration of the amateur-radio organizations of the V4 Group countries, furthering co-operation of our amateur radio operators under the projects related to the Amateur Radio High Altitude Balloon (ARHAB) flights.
Earn 50 points:
1. A mandatory QSO with the Sponsor’s special-event station SN0VBD = 20 pts.
2. QSO’s with the special-event stations of the Visegrad ARHAB Days, operating from:
A. Hungary: HG0VBD = 15 pts.
B. Czech Republic OL13VBD = 15 pts.
C. A QSO with an individual operator co-operating with the Sponsor: 5 pts. (A regularly updated list of valid stations will be published at www.nearspace.eu/stacje )
Any band or any mode, HF or VHF may be used.
A QSO may be repeated with the same station on other bands or with other modes for award credit.
QSO’s via terrestrial repeaters are not valid.
Same conditions apply to SWL’s.
QSL cards from the ARHAB Project stations are not required.
The electronic version of the Award is free of charge and will be delivered as an image file that you may print on your own equipment. You may ask for a hard copy. Fee: PLN 15, or EUR 5. Bank account: Bank PEKAO S.A., Account No. 25 1240 1936 1111 0010 4689 5371. Paypal payments are accepted, please ask for details.
Award Applications: Only in electronic form sent on or before September 30,
The application form is available at: http://nearspace.eu/award_application
These Rules are valid from May 25 to September 30, 2013.
The Copernicus Project Foundation, Rozgarty, ul. Sarnia 12B, 87-134 Z?awies' Wielka, Poland.
Andrzej Hoffmann SP2FRY, Award Manager, Copernicus Project Foundation.
Internet: at www.nearspace.eu (Updated information may be found here. )
Tks SP9JPA 4/16/13
31 May to 2 June 2013
USA 2013 Museum Ships Operating Event
Contact the 3 special event stations during the 2013 Museum Ships Operating Event which will be held 0000Z 31 May through 2359Z 2 June 2013. Each of the stations will be commemorating the loss of a merchant ship on the Great Lakes.Call Sign Ship Name Date of Sinking Loss of Crew
This operation is sponsored by Ships Amateur Radio Club and commemorates the loss of the "Edmund Fitzgerald, Carl D Bradley and the Daniel J Morrell". Send details of the contact via e-mail to W8CDB at their QRZ.com address. All QSLs for the three ships should be sent with an SASE to W8CDB via QRZ address as well.
Information on the World Wide Museum Ships Operating Event can be found at www.nj2bb.org Information on the SS Carl D Bradley can be found at www.carldbradley.org . The K8B operation will be from Rogers City, MI. Frequencies used in this operation will be on 80,40,20,17 and 15 meters SSB.
Tks DIG Website: Special Calls and Events 3/26/13
1 - 15 June 2013
RUSSIA Diploma "Krasnoyarsk 385 years"
The diploma is dedicated to 385th anniversary of the City of Krasnoyarsk. To celebration the "Day of the City", the hams of Krasnoyarsk will hold special operating events to help other stations earn this award. The Days of Activity will commence on 1 June 2013 through 15 June 2013.
Requirements: Earn at least 20 points.
Foreign radio amateurs: make 20 conntacts (QSO) with stations located directly in Krasnoyarsk (20 points)
Stations in Krasnoyarsk - make 20 contacts (QSO) with stations located outside Krasnoyarsk (20 points), or 40 contacts (QSO) with stations located in Krasnoyarsk.
Other point values:
All stations - 1 contact (QSO) with the Jubilee station RZ0AZZ = 10 points.
All stations - 1 contact (QSO) with YL operator = 5 points.
All stations - 1 contact (QSO) with the operator working the Chapel (a historical site) = 5 points.
All bands and modes may be used. Repeater contacts in Krasnoyarsk are OK for
Repeated contacts with the same station are ok if made on different bands.
To obtain the award, you must send an application by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application should indicate your name and call sign plus a list of the contacts with the following information: - Date of the QSO, Time of QSO, Call of station contacted and band used for the QSO. After receiving the email and process the results, you will receive a diploma (in electronic format) for self-printing. There is NO charge for this award.
The award manager is R0AAB (Davydov Ramil Marsovich)
Tks QRZ.ru 5/8/13
15-23 June 2013
POLAND Chojnów Days Award
To help celebrate the Chojnow Days, two special event stations, SN0KWF and SN0DCH will be active during the period 15-23 June 2013. The purpose of the event is to promote the history the town and municipality. A special event award will be offered for QSOs with the stations operating from Chojnow (municipality LG01, Legnica County, Lower Silesia Region) during this period. At least one QSO with either special event station is mandatory.
SPs need 5 QSOs, EU 2 and all others just 1. If you cannot find other stations operating from Chojnow, you may make additional QSOs with the special event stations on different bands or modes.
Send log extract of contacts and fee of PLN - 20, EUR - 10E, $US15 or 8 IRCs to: Henryk Karczewski, PO Box 52, 58-400 Kamienna Gora, Poland.
Tks PA3CUZ 3/13/13
1-6 July 2013
USA 13 Colonies Special Event Award
The USA celebrates its Independence Day on July 4th each year. In 2013, special event stations operating in each of the 13 Colonies, now states, will operate from 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (1300Z),on July 1st, to 12:00 PM (midnight) Eastern Daylight Savings Time, July 6 (0400Z, July 7) . There will be at least two Special .Event stations per colony/state: CT-DE-GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA. The total QSO count for 2012 was 62,079 and more contacts are planned in 2013! The theme for 2013 will be "Banners of the Revolution". The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working at least one state or, as many as all 13, will be eligible for the certificate.
1) Download and print out the Colony Log sheet, from their web page. Fill-in all applicable information. NOTE: this also applies to SWLs requesting a certificate. .
2) A $US5 donation is requested AND A RETURN SELF ADDRESSED LABEL for your certificate return envelope. Your address should be on the label!
3) Cash, check or Money Order is OK. Check or Money Order should be payable to the order of Ken Villone-Award Manager.
4) Send your return label, donation & log sheet to: Ken Villone-KU2US, PO.Box-185, Conesus NY. 14435-0185, USA. Nothing else is needed.
LOG FORMS: You may download and print out the form, below, for your log (right click and save). This is a fillable PDF form. Open the form in Adobe Reader, fill in the information fields and print (make two copies as you cannot save the filled-in form - one to send in and one for your station records).
QST Listing 2/29/13
2014 Very Short Term Awards
7 Feb 2013 - 23 Feb 2014
RUSSIA --- Dolphins Radio Club Winter Olympics Series ---
General Requirements: This award is established by Club "Dolphins» - DRC (Dolphins Radio
Club), located in a microdistrict of Lazarevsky City District of the city of
Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.
The awards shown below may be earned at any time from 7 Feb 2013 all the way through the end of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Rusia..
1. The "Olympic Flame" award is free of charge to all amateurs of the world, and is delivered by an electronic image.
2. During the period of the Winter Olympics, (7 Feb to 23 Feb 2014), all awards may be obtained free of charge by applying through e-mail.
3. Members of the Dolphin Radio Club may receive any of the awards Free of Charge.
4. Fees for applications not made during the period of the Winter Olympics are:
Diploma "The Olympic Flame"
Contact 30 regions of Russia during
the period of the Winter Olympics games from February 7, 2013 to February 23,
Club members diploma is issued free of charge, in electronic form.
Applications are accepted in electronic and paper forms.
Application and send payment to: Lukashov Valentin, Box 77 Sochi, Russia 354200.
Diploma has 3 degrees, each of the awards is a separate design.
GOLD - 2.014 points
Club members must make 300 QSOs to earn the award.
Each QSO with a DRC club member = give 100 points.
Each QSO with stations in Sochi = 50 points.
QSO with stations of Krasnodar region = 30 points.
Stations in cities which have hosted earlier Winter Olympics = 30 points. (List below)
Repeated QSOs can be counted on different bands and by different modes for the award.
The "Olympic Flame Award earned during the dates of the Winter Olympics is free of charge and will be delivered to all amateurs via e-mail in the form of a digital image file. You may print on any printer capable of color printing. Applications are accepted in via e-mail to address shown below. Applications may also be mailed to: Valentin Lukashov, RK6AX, P.O.Box 77, Sochi, Russia, 354200. Include your e-mail address.
Note: if award is earned during any other time than the dates of the Winter Olympics, the fees are listed in the General Requirements section above.
|Year Winter Olympics Host City and Country||Year Winter Olympics Host City and Country||Year Winter Olympics Host City and Country|
1924 Chamonix, France
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1988 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Tks QRZ.ru 3/7/13 Chg made 3/8/13