VERY SHORT TIME AWARDS LISTING

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

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

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

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HERE IS A FILE SHOWING ALL OF THE EXPIRED 2014 VERY SHORT TIME AWARDS LISTED EARLIER IN 2014.

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 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
1 June 2014 30 July 2014 Brazil The Brazil Soccerland Award   QRZ.com 
7 June 2014 21 July 2014 France TM70BBC and the Castle Creully X K1BV Research
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
15 July 2014 15 August 2014 Russia 700th Anniversary Birth of Saint Sergey of Radonezh X QRZ.ru 
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
16 August 2014 30 August 2014 Czech Republic OL150FIRE Diploma X UT7AW
23 August 2014 7 September 2014 France World Equestrian Games - 2014 X K1BV Research
1 September 2014 30 September 2014 Italy Mercury Space Program - The Beginning Diploma   PA3CUZ
12 September 2014 21 September 2014 Netherlands 70th Anniversary "Market Garden"   QRZ.com
6 October 2014 15 November 2014  Belgium 70th Anniversary Canadian Liberation March (ON4CLM ) X 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 yo8kgu@yahoo.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).

Point Values:
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

E-mail: yo8kgu@yahoo.com
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 riga2014@ham.lv with log extract including points claimed for the award.

E-mail: riga2014@ham.lv
Internet  http://riga2014.ham.lv/rules.php

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 Szekszárd.
Frequency: On all bands through HF, VHF, UHF
Modes of operation: SSB, CW, DIGI modes

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

POINT VALUES:
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.

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

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

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

Internet: http://ha3kna.hu

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 August 2014.
The award is in the form of an elecronic file and will be sent and free of charge.

Requirement: Earn at least 70 points.

Point values:
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.

E-mail: RK70RK@mail.ru
Internet: re: http://www.qrz.com/db/RK70RK
OQRS: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/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 bands.
All contacts will confirmed with a special QSL card . QSL via SP2ZAO

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

Application for a diploma, please send an e-mail message to sp2zao@interia.eu 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.

E-mail: sp2zao@interia.eu
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/HF1JPII

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: sp5non@gmail.com
B. • paper applications: Harcerski Klub Lacznosci SP5ZBA przy Mazowieckiej Sp. Mieszkaniowej, 09-407 Plock, ul. Lachmana 2,
C. Award Manager Marcin SP5NON

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/HF80PLOCK?ref=965959456

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.

Point Values:
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: award@sn777.pl 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".

E-mail: award@sn777.pl 
Internet: www.sn777.pl and www.elblag777.pl

Tks SP2FAP (who will be SN777E). 5/13/14

 


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.

E-mail: segreteria@aritn.it
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 pioneer OMs.
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
Memberlist http://www.aritn.it/portal/elenco-dei-soci.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.

Point Values:
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 klub@sp8prl.pl 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.

E-mail: klub@sp8prl.pl
Internet: http://www.sp8prl.pl/viewpage.php?page_id=48

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:

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,
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.

Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/webnews/11923.html

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.

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

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

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

1. "TELEGRAPH MASTER"
One QSO with each of these stations using each one CW-/SSB-QSO `s
OE150CUX, OE6XMF, DL0CUX and OZ0MF = 150 points.
2. "TELEGRAPHENMAAT":
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 diploma.
No cards needed, just a log extract of all QSOs and points plus the level you are applying for.
You may apply by e-mail or regular post to the MFCA Award Manager Ing Sepp Langer, OE3OLC. The cost for the award is € 15,. Funds transfer via electronic means are as follows:
     Volksbank Obersteiermark Kto Nr.: 51384740000
     BLZ: 43030
     IBAN: AT09 4303 0513 8474 0000
     BIC: VBOEATWWROT

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

E-mail: langer.oe3olc@aon.at
Internet: http://www.qth.at/mfca/

IMAGE.


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.

AWARD:

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
• Postage

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.

Internet: http://www.w9ims.org/

Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14


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:

State           Call 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:
Bronze                         Silver                       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
70351-970 Brasília-DF
BRAZIL

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.

Internet: http://qrz.com/db/ZX14SP?ref=825297167

Tks QRZ.com 4/1/14

 


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 tm70bbv@orange.fr . If a paper certificate is requested, a contribution of 5€ will be requested to cover costs.

E-mail: tm70bbc@orange.fr
Internet: http://qrz.com/db/

Tks K1BV Research

 


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.

Tks WIKIPEDIA

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

Reference numbers:
1 - Mound 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: sq9mep@gmail.com .
Applications for the diploma and questions stations DX please send an e-mail kopcekrakowskie@gmail.com .
ward manager: Maciej Dziedzic, Po.Box. 497, 30-960 Krakow, Poland.

E-mail: sq9mep@gmail.com 
Internet: http://qrz.com/db/3z5kk 

Tks DH1PAL


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: uretorrent@gmail.com . 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.

E-mail: ea5ry@hotmail.com or uretorrent@gmail.com
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 address: unidosporlaradio@gmail.com .
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 (sq3opm@wp.pl ).

The rules:
1. Participants: all licensed national stations, individual and club foreign stations as well as short wave listeners (SWLs).
2. Period of time: 1st round starting at 00:01 June 22 until 23:59 June 28, 2014 (LT for SP-HA),  2nd round starting at 00:01 October 19 until 23:59 October 25, 2014 (LT for SP-HA).
3. Bands and modes: all bands in compliance with IARU R1 Band Plan HF, available modes: CW, SSB, DIGI.
4. Each individual and club stations from Poznan or Budapest are awarded points, as follows:
A. special event stations SN1956PC (1st round) and SN1956PW (2nd round) = 20 points,
B. club stations – 10 points (they give report RST + the letter „C"),
C.. individual stations – 5 points (they give report RST + letter „S").
5. Points Required:
A. Polish and Hungarian stations – 100 points,
B. European stations – 50 points,
C/ Non-European stations – 30 points.
Requirement: make at least one QSO/HRD with special event station SN1956PW or SN1956PW.
QSO with station giving points may be repeated on another band or another mode per one day.

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: sp3pgr@wp.pl . 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.

E-mail: sp3pgr@wp.pl 
Internet: http://e-zsopozlnan.pl 

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: 44hr.awards@gmail.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

E-mail: 44hr.awards@gmail.com
Internet: www.44hr.wordpress.com

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.

Requirements:
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

Point Values:
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.

E-mail: DL4SVA@darc.de
Internet: http://www.mydarc.de/dl0sop/Seite-2e.htm

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 certificate. 
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.

Internet: http://www.13colonies.info/


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. 

Point Values: 
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  
E-mail ua4fkt@mail.ru
Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/

Tks QRZ.ru 6/16/14


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.
(Tks WIKIPEDIA)

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 pierpaolo.liuzzo@alice.it . 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.

E-mail: award@aritortona.it
Internet: http://www.aritortona.it/ari/diploma/fausto-coppi/Regulation.pdf 

Tks N1NN 3/1/14



15 July to 15 August 2014

RUSSIA                                                                                700th Anniversary Birth of Saint Sergey of Radonezh

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

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

Internet 1. : http://www.hamlog.ru/
Internet 2. : http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2853.html
E-mail: R700PSR@MAIL.RU

Tks QRZ.ru 8/3/14


July 18 to August 10, 2014

RUSSIA                                                              300th Anniversary of the Battle of Gangutsky

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

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

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

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

Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/webnews/12089.html

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 .

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

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

AWARD Fees: UK stations £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: g4iar@worked-all-britain.org.uk or g4iar@hotmail.com
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. .

Point Values:
a. A QSO made with a station present on the list on any band is worth 5 points. 
b. On the same mode, on any other band a contact with the same station does not offer any more points. 
c. In other words, a station listed on the 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.
e. To be eligible for the award, for any class, the applicant must work YR10RRO at least once.

The award is free and is offered in electronic format for contacts made between July 24 and August 3, 2014. The application should be submitted by email to yr10rro@radioamator.ro

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

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

E-mail: yr10rro@radioamator.ro 
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 July2014.
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:

Requirements:
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 : rm4c@mail.ru

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: rm4c@mail.ru 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.

E-mail: rm4c@mail.ru
Internet: http://rcwc.ru/news/1862-diplom-w-r14cwc-h-r14cwc.html

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 de3ear@darc.de
Internet: http://braveradiofriends.weebly.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

E-mail: v.simulik@splius.lt
Internet: www.balticway.net

Tks LY2QT 7/10/14


1 - 31 August 2014

LATVIA                                                 Diploma "Baltic Way-25"

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

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

The Diploma is free of charge and will be sent as a digital electronic formated image..
SWL OK for similar conditions.
To apply for the diploma send log extract of the required contacts via an e-mail to Andris YL2QK: yl2gqk@tvnet.lv or yl2gqk@lral.lv

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:
         IDIPLOMA-SANTA-MAR-Í-A-DE-Á-AFRICA-NA-PATRO -.-de Ceuta..
7. A total of 40 letters are needed. You an make one contact for each band day, one on 7 Mhz and 3.5 Mhz in another.
8. The call will be "CQ I PATRON OF DIPLOMA Ceuta"
9. You should prepare a log showing all contacd data and the letter claimed for each QSO.
10. To earn the diploma you must fill in the header of the log with the data and apply by email. The lists will be valid until September 30, 2014, at the direction ea9urc@ure.es
11. Cards are not needed, only the log.
12. The diploma will only be sent by email in PDF format for printing.
13. List of valid operators: EA9QD - EA9UV - EA7BZ - EA9AE - EA9PD - EB9PH - EA9CD - EA9BV - EA9PE
14. Coordinators diploma: EA9UV - EA9QD For any questions or concerns:

E-mail: Ea9uv@hotmail.com
Internet: http://ea9urc.ure.es/
Or http://www.ure.es/calendario/actividades-ea.html?task=view_detail&agid=1790&year=2014&month=08&day=05&catids=107 


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.

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/PA73CORSO?ref=812579887

Tks PA3CUZ 4/12/14


16 - 30 August 2014

CZECH Republic                                                     OL150FIRE Award:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you have met the award requirements, send an email request with all the contact data to ol150fire@seznam.cz and an electronic Award file will be sent to you with the certificate. No charge is required.
Your comments are requested on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Addresses are shown on the QRZ.com site noted below.

E-mail: ol150fire@seznam.cz
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/OL150FIRE

Tks UT7AW 8/17/14


23 August to 7 September 2014

FRANCE                                                                        World Equestrian Games - 2014

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

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

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

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

E-mail address of sponsor: f6kcz@free.fr
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:
     BAND      MODE
     80 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     40 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     30 Meters CW, PSK31, RTTY
     20 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     17 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     15 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     12 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     10 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY

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

Part III –Award Request
1 -Applications for the award must be submitted to the Chairman IZ1XBB -Pier Paolo Liuzzo at the following address: Pier Paolo Liuzzo -Strada Fornaci 23 / A -15057 Tortona (AL) –Italy or by e-mail at award@aritortona.it 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 pierpaolo.liuzzo@alice.it ; -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.

E-mail: award@aritorona.it

Internet:
http://www.aritortona.it/index.php/en/45-msp/51-msp-eng

http://www.aritortona.it/index.php/en/45-msp/49-msp

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.

General requirements
a. The award is available to licensed amateurs and SWLs.
b. You need either a total of 10 HF points or a total of 30 VHF/UHF/SHF points to apply for the award.
c. All QSL-cards valid for the award will show the text: "This QSL-card is valid for the Noviomagum award.".
d. There are no limitations in date, band or mode.
e. Apply for the award by sending a log extract of QSOs to the Award Manager. This extract needs to be signed by two licensed HAM's or a club official.
f. The fee for the award is EURO 5 or US$ 7, for stations outside of the European Union the fee is US$ 10 and the rest of the world US$ 12.g. The address for the application is: Award Manager Noviomagum Certificate, Jan van Beuningen, PBØAEZ, Pandastraat 13, NL-6531 VC NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands  pb0aez@amsat.org

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

E-mail: pb0aez@amsat.org

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 

6 October to 15 November 2014

BELGIUM                                                     70th Anniversary Canadian Liberation March (ON4CLM )

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

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

E-mail: logs@amati.be
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/OO4CLM

Tks QRZ.com 8/2/14


 

 

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