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

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

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





Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source 
1 March 2014 30 November 2014 Latvia RIGA-ECC-2014 Award X SQ6CU
29 April 2014 31 December 2014 Poland 80 Years of Amateur Radio in Plock X (postage) PA3CUZ
9 May 2014 21 October 2014 Austria OE Helgoland Diploma   K1BV Research
14 June 2014 31 October 2014 Poland The Five Mounds of Krakow   DH1PAL
28 July 2014 22 October 2014 Russia Worked All R14CWC X K1BV Research
4 September 2014 30 September 2014 Greece Special Event Station "Ancient AMFIPOLIS" X
6 September 2014 14 September 2014 USA Route 66 On The Air Certificate   SP9JPA Blog
9 September 2014 29 September 2014 Spain EA Football League Teams "EA-FLT-2014" X UT7AW and EA5FL and 
12 September 2014 26 September 2014 Italy Enigma Award X LY5J and SP9JPA
14 September 2014 21 September 2014 Kazakhstan Activity Week "Almaty - 160" X UT7AW
14 September 2014 15 October 2014 Russia Ham Formula One Award X (basic) DH5MM and S53EO
15 September 2014 21 September 2014 Spain 40th Anniversary Memorial Amateur Radio Puertito of Guimaras 2014. X
17 September 2014 1 October 2014 Spain Diploma XX Trophy Santo Angel 2014 X LY5J
21 September 2014 21 September 2014 Belgium Belgian Mills Award   SP9JPA Blog
27 September 2014 28 September 2014 England Railways On The Air Award X SP9JPA
27 September 2014 5 October 2014 England International Air Ambulance Week Awards X M0HEM
1 October 2014 31 October 2014 Russia Formula 1 Grand Prix of Russia" Diploma X DH1PAL
4 October 2014 6 October 2014 Italy Thor Heyrdlal Anniversary Diploma (II0THOR) X
6 October 2014 15 November 2014  Belgium 70th Anniversary Canadian Liberation March (ON4CLM ) X
15 October 2014 31 December 2014 Romania YP35KZA Award X ON4CAS
1 November 2014 15 November 2014 Czech Republic 90th Anniversary of Ham Radio in Czech Republic (OL90OK) X DH1PAL
1 November 2014 9 November 2014 Italy "Loano Electro" Diploma for 2014   K1BV Research
7 November 2014 23 November 2014 Italy 70th Anniversary of B-24 Liberator Plane Crash on Mt. Menna   IK2EBP

2014 Very Short Term Awards 

1 March to 30 November 2014

LATVIA                                                     RIGA-ECC-2014 Award

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

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

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


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

29 April to 31 Dec 2014

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

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

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

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


Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14

9 May to 21 October 2014

AUSTRIA                                   OE Helgoland Diploma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



19 June to 31 October 2014

Poland                                              "The Five Mounds of Krakow"

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

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


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

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

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



28 July to 22 October 2014

RUSSIA                                           Worked all R14CWC

The diploma is established by the Russian telegraphy club RCWC and dedicated to the days of activity of the RCWC club during the period of 28 July to 22 of October 2014. During that period, ,members of the RCWC club will activate under special call signs from different regions of Russia. SWL OK.  The stations using special call signs: R14CWC, R14CWC/1 through R14CWC/0 will be active during the period of time shown above on all amateur bands including WARC bands by CW mode only. R14CWC will begin to work from the 25th of July at the rally of the club and be included into the diploma.

The diploma is offered in three degrees/levels:
1. the diploma of the first degree is issued under the number 1 for contacting special event station R14CWC or R14CWC/4 on any five from six bands(1.8; 3.5; 7; 14; 21; 28 MHz.);
The diploma is issued to those who took 1-10 places (LOG RCWC defines)
2. -the diploma of the second degree is issued under the number 1 for the work with R14CWC or R14CWC/4 on any four of the five bands (3.5; 7; 14; 21; 28)
The diploma is issued to those who took 11-100 places (LOG RCWC defines)
3. - the diploma of the third degree is issued to the rest of radio amateurs who make no fewer than 20 QSOs with special callsigns R14CWC, R14CWC/1 to R14CWC/0.

Other conditions:
Bands: all radio amateur bands including WARC bands
Contacts with every Special Event Station are allowed on different bands.
Numbering of diplomas in every degree is its own
Diplomas are free of charge and issued in electronic format.
The manager of the diploma is Stepanov Sergej Bronislavovich ( RM4C),

Send logs to: E-mail:
Applications for diploma should be sent in starting on the 23rd of October 2014 after the end of work of R14CWC till the 23rd of November 2014.
Check the online log. After having checked and seeing that you have fulfilled the award requirements, send text message and personal information by text file to E-mail:
This information includes: your call sign, name and surname (in Russian and English) and e-mail address. The name of the file should consist of the name of the diploma and callsign like: wa_r14cwc_r3fg.txt. If you don’t use the online log, just send log extract with QSO data and your name.
The award processing will begin from the 24th of November and end on the 31st of December 2014 depending on the number of received applications.



Tks K1BV Research 9/18/14

4 - 30 September 2014

GREECE                           Special Event Station "ANCIENT AMFIPOLIS "

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

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

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

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

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


September 6 to 14, 2014

USA                                              Route 66 On The Air Certificate

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

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

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


9 - 29 September 2014

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

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

DATES: From 9th to 29th September 2014

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

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

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


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

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


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

Tks UT7AW and EA5FL and 

12 - 26 September 2014

ITALY                                          ENIGMA AWARD

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

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

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

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

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

Internet: .
Internet (2):

14 - 21 September 2014

KAZAKHSTAN                                           Activity Week "Almaty-160"

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

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

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

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

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

Tks Victoria, UT7AW 9/7/14

14 September to 15 October 2014

RUSSIA                                              HAM FORMULA ONE Award

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

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

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

Above from RIA NOVOSTI website. ( )


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Tks S53eo, DH5MM and ON4CAS 8/29/14

15 - 21 September 2014.

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

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

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

Internet: Tks 9/14/14

17 September to 1 October 2014

SPAIN                                    DIPLOMA XX TROPHY SANTO ANGEL 2014


The Holy Angel Amateur Radio Association (ARSA) CNP, announces the XX edition of the Trophy and Diploma SANTO ANGEL, commemorating the Patron of Police.

1. DATES: Both HF and VHF, begin at 06.00 hours UTC on 17 September 2014, remaining active until 24.00 hours UTC on 1 October of the same year. (15 days)
2. BANDS AND METHODS: SSB, 40 and 80 meters - NO contact can be with the same station within 1 HOUR made on a different band. Use band segments as recommended by IARU for this type of event. No use of repeaters on VHF.
     A. HF SSB: Valid contacts must be with ARSA member stations, which are counted at 1 point each. EG and EH stations = 5 points.
     B. Cw HF: Stations will call "CQ - SAC". Special stations with prefix of EG and EH = 10 points each. All stations can be contacted once a day on each band.
4. TROPHIES: Trophy will be eligible for 10% of stations per category among those who get the diploma with the highest possible maximum score.
In the category of a single VHF Trophy draw between those who get the diploma will be held.
For ARSA PARTNERS give points, also accounts for the 10% trophy.
Cost of the trophy requires a deposit of 13€ into account in the BBVA ARSA No 0182-6925-19-0201523263 in concept support for the preparation, engraving and delivery
The paper diploma is still free, except that DX international stations must provide two IRC coupon.

GIFT DIPLOMA and the XX edition: They will get diploma for the following total score:
HF SSB: EA, EC, EB: CT = 150 points, C31= 70 points. Rest of world = 25 points.
CW HF: EA, EC, EB = 150 pts. All other stations = 50 pts.
Joint SSB-CW (mixed mode) = 150 pts.
The SWL stations need 50 QSOs, listening to both sides of the contact. SWLs cannot score more than 5 contacts followed by each band and day.

EXCHANGES: Accredited and special stations (Members and EG/EH will send a progressive number starting with 000. The rest the country code. In CW will exchange 5.9.9

LISTINGS: relationship of QSOs made will be forwarded with, at: Indicative date of the QSO or progressive number and points earned letters in each contact, r / s station. Summary sheet is required to send mod. URE or similar. Forward your log extract to ARSA, PO Box No.17, cp 09100 Melgar de Fernamental (Burgos), Spain no later than post marked date of October 31, 2014 or apply by e-mail to .


Tks LY5J 9/17/14

September 21, 2014

BELGIUM                                           Belgian Mills Award

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

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

Contest rules:
Rules for all categories of the award:

Tks SP9JPA’s BLOG 9/5/14

27-28 September 2014

ENGLAND                                   RAILWAYS ON THE AIR AWARD

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

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



Tks SP9JPA Blog 9/13/14

27 September to 5 October 2014

ENGLAND                                                  International Air Ambulance Week Awards

The intention of this event will be mainly to help support the donation funded flying medical services around the world, by operating your special event station during at least some of the 9 days during which this event takes place. The nine days to include two weekends, so everyone can get an opportunity to take part. The date has been set to coincide with the UK's own fund raising week, simply because the UK has by far the most complete coverage of donation funded medical helicopter services in the world. An additional and equally important aim will be to help the UK's Association of Air Ambulances, spread the concept of a public donation supported air ambulance service to the rest of the world.

While this event is designed to assist the Air Ambulance organizations, it should be noted that the awards issued will be FREE of charge, and will be issued as "e-awards", sent by e-mail in PDF format. Any decision to contribute will be entirely voluntary and is not a condition of receiving such awards. In any case, the stations operating in this cause are not permitted to receive funds of any kind.

Awards Available
1. An award for having registered and taken part in the event.
2. A Bronze award for having logged a minimum of 5 International Air-Ambulance Week stations.
3. A Silver award for having logged a minimum of 10 IAW station.
4 A Gold award for having logged a minimum of 15 IAW station.
5. Awards for SWL will follow the the above requirements

To claim the awards send a log extract by e-mail to This log extract should contain the usual information: Call Sign, Date, Time, Band, Mode, RST.   Also needed is the registration number from the IAW website list for the stations which will be active.  In the case of SWLs: the call sign of the station worked by the museum station. Please include all IAW stations worked as the Awards states how many you worked in total not just the 20.

The log extracts can be in any the following formats: txt, doc/docx, xls/xlsx, pdf, jpg and should be sent to The Awards Manager , Hans Jurgen-Schmelzer.


Tks M0HEM 9/18/14

1 - 31 October 2014

RUSSIA                                            "Formula 1 Grand Prix of Russia" Diploma

The Diploma "Formula 1 Sochi-2014" has been initiated by the Russian Amateur Radio Union, the Regional Office of the RAF in Sochi, the "Amateur radio Club Sochi", Club "Dolphin" (Lazarevskoe, Sochi) and "Club Certified radio amateurs."
The Diploma is dedicated to publicize the Formula-1 Grand Prix "with Russia" in Sochi.

There are 3 levels to the award:
Grade III - score at least 25 points;
Grade II - score at least 50 points;
Grade I - score at least 100 points.
Stations who earn a minimum of 150 points, or make contact with 25 different stations using the prefix R2014F * (* - the letter) are also eligible to receive plaques. Applications for a special plaquette should be sent to the address
Note: Cost, if any for the plaque not shown in their rules.

Point Values:
1. Contacts with the special call sign Sochi (R2014F, FB, FD, FE, FH, FI, FJ, FP, FS, FZ) = 2 points each.;
2. Contacts with other special call signs in the series R2014F * = 1 point.
3. Valid contacts may be made on any HF band: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10) and VHF bands (2m, 70cm, 30cm) during the period from 01/10/2014 to 31/10/2014.
4. Duplicate contacts are allowed for award credit on different bands and on one band - using different modes: CW, Phone, Digital.

The diploma is issued in electronic form. Application is made online form on the page: and is issued automatically if the conditions for the award are fulfilled.


Tks DH1PAL 10/8, 2014


4 - 6 October 2014

ITALY                                                           Thor Heyrdlal Anniversary Diploma (II0THOR)

The special event call sign II0THOR has been created to celebrate the centennial of the birth date of the Norwegian great sailor and explorer Thor Heyrdhal. The special event will take place from October 4th to October 6th.

Award rules: The award can be earned by contacting the special event call II0THOR at least on two bands and using two different modes during the period above. Apply by e-mail with a log extract which shows the details of both contacts. Apply to: The award is free of charge and will be e-mailed to you as a digital image file.


Tks 10/2/14 

6 October to 15 November 2014

BELGIUM                                                     70th Anniversary Canadian Liberation March (ON4CLM )

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

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


Tks 8/2/14

15 October - 31 December 2014

ROMANIA                                                    YP35KZA AWARD

2014 marks the 35th anniversary of continuous activity of the radio club YO8KZA in the city of CAMPULUNG MOLDOVENESC (BUCOVINA County) in Romania..

Members from "Liga Radioamatorilor Bucovineni" Association - YO8KZA Team, will celebrate this event by offering a diploma which will be issued free of charge in electronic format for stations who make contact with the special event station YP35KZA during the period 15 October to 30 December 2014 using and valid band or mode.

Award level and requirements:
1. BRONZE: 3 QSO's are needed using 3 different bands, a minimum 2 of modes used.
2. SILVER: 4 QSO's are needed using 4 different bands, minimum 3 of modes used.
3. GOLD: 5 QSO's are needed using 5 different bands, minimum 4 of modes worked

The Diplomas in electronic format are issued free of charge by sending a request to Your request should be sent no later than January 31, 2015 and should contain a log extract and email address at which you wish to receive the diploma. Applications after January 31, 2015 will not be honored.


Tks ON4CAS 10/2014

1 - 9 November 2014

ITALY                                                        "Loano Electro" Diploma for 2014

The ARI Loano once again in 2014 continues to offer the biennial International School "Loano Electra" award. The aim of this award is to promote amateur radio and disseminate the historical image of the legendary ship used by wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi for radio experiments, conducted from 1919 to 1936 in the Ligurian Sea.

1. Period of operation: from 07.00 UTC on 01/11/2014 at 22:00 UTC on 09/11/2014.
2. Bands: 40 and 80 meters - CW - SSB.
3. Valid stations: The stations belonging to ARI Loano will call "CQ Loano Electra" and send the corresponding ratio RS (T). Each contacted station is worth 1 point and can 'be recontacted the same day more' times, as long as there is at least one change on mode or band. During the same period will
be activated the special event stations IQ1LA worth 3 points and the Marconi station Jolly IY1EY which is valid for 5 points.
4. To apply for the diploma "Loano Electra" you will need to have earned at least 25 points for Italian stations and 15 for foreign ones. For SWL apply the same rules of the category OM.
5. Applications must be received by 31.12.2014 enclosing the copy of log paper or electronic format .doc or .xls via email.
6. LOG must be completed including the following data:
Date, Time, UTC, Call, Band, Mode, participant data including telephone number and e-mail address to be contacted for any problem. Award fee is € 15,00. Send applications to: ARI LOANO, Via Magenta, 8 17025 Loano (Savona), Italy or by email to .
7. Note that special station Marconi IY1EY will be 'active on the HF bands until the date of 31.12.2014, it will be valid only for the purposes of the Diploma on 40 and 80 meters CW and SSB during the duration of the diploma, all QSOs will be confirmed with a special QSL.
8. The rules and the list of members and ' can be found on the website under "Marconiclub" and the Facebook page ARI Loano IQ1LA, always will be published on the site requirements of diplomas received and the final results of the event.


Tks K1BV Research 10/25/14

1 - 15 November 2014

CZECH REPUBLIC                                                 90th Anniversary of Ham Radio in Czech Republic (OL90OK)

8 November 2014 is the 90th Anniversary of first ham radio operation in Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia). To honor this special anniversary, the Czech Radio Club has organized the following activity which requires working the special memorial special event station OL90OK.

This station will be active during the period from 01 NOV 2014 till 15 NOV 2014, on HF and VHF bands.
An award, issued in the form of a digital file for you to print is available in three levels:
1. Bronze 3 QSOs with OL90OK.
2. Silver - 5 QSOs.
3. Gold - 10 QSOs.

All received QSL cards will be answered with a special QSL card. All contacts will be uploaded to The LoTW.  The sponsor will be issuing all awards in the form of a digital file which you may print with your own equipment. They will be using the web page provided by the OK-OM DX Contest Club whose address will be . THIS PAGE IS NOT IN SERVICE NOW. It should be ready on or after 15 November.

Internet (history of amateur radio in Czech Republic:

Tks DH1PAL 10/24/14 

7 - 23 November 2014

ITALY                                             70th Anniversary of B-24 Liberator Plane Cash on Mt Menna

On October 4th, 1944 13 soldiers perished in an air crash above Oltre il Colle (BG, Italy).

For decades little was known of them, also because of the classified nature of their flight. This restriction has been now removed and, as a consequence, recently it has become possible to reconstruct what happened and to celebrate their sacrifice.  On that night, a four-engine B24 Liberator of the American Air Force named "Lady Irene" took off from Brindisi for the Alps. Its mission was to deliver supplies, ammunition and money to Italian partisans. Thirteen soldiers and airmen were on board, of which ten were Americans and three Italian agents of the American Secret Service to be parachuted over Monasterolo (BG). Owing to darkness, fog and clouds above the Orobian mountains, the plane crashed on the ridge of mount Menna (2300m), near Pezzadello.

In remembrance of this event a memorial Diploma "B24 Liberator" was established, to be issued to all stations achieving the appropriate qualifications and requesting it. This Diploma will be undersigned by the President of the Albino ARI Section, by the Albino President of ANPI (National Association of Italian Partisans) and by Rita Sloan Vogt, the sister of the commander pilot of the crashed airplane, Charles Robert (Bob) Sloan.

1. Participation : OM and SWL all over the world.
2. Date and Time : From 00.00 UTC November 07 (Friday) to 23.59 UTC November 23, 2014 (Sunday).
3. Bands : 20, 40 e 80 meters.
4. Mode : SSB, CW, RTTY
5. QSO : Contact member stations of A.R.I. – Branch of Albino or the "jolly"(wild card) station IQ2CP. The same station can be connected several times on different days or on the same day but using different bands or modes.
6. The full list of accredited stations is located on <>
7. Point values:
     A.SSB QSO : QSO/HRD with " jolly" station IQ2CP = 5 points. QSO/HRD with all others accredited stations = 1 point.
     B. CW and RTTY QSO : QSO/HRD with " jolly" station IQ2CP = 6 points. QSO/HRD with all others accredited stations = 2 points.
8. Exchange : The station IQ2CP and all the accredited stations will send RS(T) and progressive QSO number. All the other stations will send RS(T) only.
9. Points Needed:
     A. Italian stations : 20 points (15 HRD for SWL).
     B. European stations: 15 points (10 HRD for SWL).
     C. Outside Europe stations: 10 points (8 HRD for SWL).
10. Applications: All requests must be received not later then December 31, 2014 by regular mail. Apply to: Sezione ARI Albino – Award manager –, P.O. BOX 63, 24021 Albino (BG) – ITALY or via e-mail (with attached log in txt format and copy of payment) to the address, including:
     A, Printed log or electronic file (txt file) with all your personal references (Call, Name, Surname and address) and the details of the QSOs as: Date, time(UTC), band, mode, station contacted, RS(T) sent, RS(T) received, progressive number received.
     B. the amount of 10 euros or $US15 (IRCs or stamps are not accepted).
     C. or you can pay via Credit Card or PayPal the amount of 12 euros or $US17 (with transaction fees) using the specific option in the Home Page on < > or using the website Menu option " Pay on-line" .
11. The award will be sent by mail or, preferably, by electronic e-mail in PDF format. Please let us know if you like this. In case of no instruction will be sent by regular mail.



Tks IK2EBP 10/25/14