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
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
23 October 2014 10 November 2014 Poland The Diploma Action "Award 1956" X DH1PAL
31 October 2014 2 November 2014 USA Split Rock/Edmund Fitzgerald X SP9JPA
31 October 2014 31 December 2014 Algeria 60th Anniversary of the Algerian Revolution Award   UT7AW
1 November 2014 30 November 2014 Algeria 60th Anniversary of the Outbreak National War 1954-2014
1 November 2014 31 December 2014 Tahiti 80th Anniversary Club Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie (CORA) X VA3RJ
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
8 November 2014 25 November 2014 Poland The Railwaymen's Day - 2014 X SP9JPA
14 November 2014 16 November 2014 Canary
Punta Rasca Lighthouse Expedition Award (EH8FPR) X
15 November 2014 15 December 2014 Romania  55th Anniversary of the YO4KBJ Radio Club X
1 December 2014 15 December 2014 Russia R-1719G - Gagarin Commemorative Diploma X
25 December 2014 5 January 2015 England FOC FOCUS Magazine 25th Anniversary QSO Party X UKR QRP

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

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

23 October to 10 November 2014

POLAND                               The Diploma Action „AWARD 1956"

The School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR, active in the Garment Industry School Complex in Poznan sponsors the Diploma Action "AWARD 1956" designed to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the tragic events of Polish history - Poznan June 1956 and Hungary history - The Hungarian Revolution of 1956. The action is part of the anniversary celebrations organized by Poznan City.

Honorary patrons of the event include: The Mayor of Poznao, the Polish Amateur Radio Union /PZK/, the Hungarian Radio Amateur Society /MRASZ/, the Veterans' Association and Participants of the Poznan June 1956 and the Hungarian World Federation ’56.


1. Participants: licensed national stations, individual and club foreign stations as well as short wave listeners (SWLs).
2. Period of time: starting at 00:01 23rd October 2013 until 23:59 10th November 2013 (LT for SP-HA).
3. Bands and modes: all bands in compliance with IARU R1 Band Plan HF, available modes: CW, SSB, DIGI.
4. Point Values for individual and club stations from Pozlnan or Budapest:
A. special event station SN1956PW = 20 points,
     B. club stations = 10 points (they give report RST + letter „C"),
     C. individual stations = 5 points (they give report RST + letter „S").
5.Points Required for the Diploma:
     A. Polish and Hungarian stations – 100 points,
     B. European stations – 50 points,
     C. Non-European stations – 30 points.

The Diploma is free in PDF format.
One QSO/SWL with special event station SN1956PW is required.
QSO with any given station may be repeated on another band or another mode per one day.
Participating stations may earn the award for providing proof of having made at least 25 QSOs and make an application.

6. Applications containing your callsign, name, surname (name of the club), e-mail address and the list of your QSOs/HRDs should be sent to the following address: . The deadline for sending of applications expires on 17th November 2013.

E-mail: sp3pgr@wp.,pl

Internet: entry for SP3PGW

Tks DH1PAL 10/24/14

31 October to 31 December 2014

ALGERIA                                                             60th Anniversary of the Algerian Revolution Award

Algeria celebrates the 60th anniversary of their Revolution which separated them from France, and launched an independent country in North Africa. The Amateurs Radio Algeriens (ARA), their national radio amateur society is offering this certificate to celebrate the event. To obtain the Diploma you must earn a total of at least 60 points by working Algerian stations, including a number of special event operations using the rare 7V prefix.

All Amateur radio operators, radio clubs and SWLs can participate in the contest on all modes and all HF bands authorized.

Dates and times:
From October 31st 2014 at 23:00 UTC
To December 31st, 2014 at 23:00 UTC.

The same station can be contacted once per band for award credit..
Correspondents must exchange their respective reports.

Point Values:
a. Official Station 7V7V =15 points.
b. Official station 7Y9A =10 points.
c. Official station 7W9A =10 points.
d. Official station 7V60R =15 points.
e. Radio Club Station 7X =10 points.
f Ordinary 7X stations =05 points.

Send a log extract to the contest manager ARA by registered mail: A.R.A., PO Box 01, RP Alger ALGERIA on or before 31 January 2015. The log must be written in uppercase. Enclose application fee of $US15 or 10 Euros to cover costs of printing and mailing.

Make sure your list is complete and accurate. Errors may cause the award to be not issued. 
a.  The QSO must not be with a nonexistent 7X call sign.
b. The QSO must be in the logs of the listed station.
c. The call sign must be complete or the contact be cancelled.


Tks UT7AW 11/2/14

1 - 30 November 2014

ALGERIA                                                60th Anniversary of the Outbreak National War 1954-2014 (7U60AR)

This award is offered by an independent group of amateurs in Algeria. They will be on the air from 01 to 30 November 2014 with a special call sign: 7U60AR for the celebration of our 60th anniversary of the outbreak national war . The sponsor says that this event is very important for the Algerian peoples , and your participation is very important for us and very much appreciated .

Four operators will be active for this special event (7X5AV op Djamel, 7X4RJ op Abder, 7X2RD op Garti and 7X2JV op Noury ) will be on all bands HF and all modes (digi mode, SSB and CW) .

Special Trophy 7U60AR: For all Amateurs radio of world which are interested for a special Trophy 7U60AR should contact our station (7U60AR) on four (04) different bands either in mono mode or mixed mode. Send your log with award fee of $US15 and your exact address to the manager 7X2RD of the event before 31 December 2014.For special QSL card, send your QSL to the manager 7X2RD with only 2USD. This award is separate from the one offered by the Algerian Radio Association.



October 31 to November 2, 2014

USA                                                       Split Rock/Edmund Fitzgerald 

Every year on November 10, the light at Split Rock Lighthouse is lit in memory of the 29 men lost aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald and all the other vessels lost on the Great Lakes. Horrific shipwrecks of 1905 fueled the demand for a lighthouse along Superior's North Shore. The construction process was completed in 1910, and the light at Split Rock shone until 1969. There is an annual event, this year on November 10th at Split Rock Lighthouse which commemorates the 1975 sinking of the freighter "Edmund Fitzgerald.". The lighthouse will close temporarily at 4:30 p.m. while the names of the 29 lost crew members are read to the tolling of a ship’s bell.

Award Requirement: Make a contact with commemorative station W0JH during the period Oct 31 to Nov 2, 2014. To request a certificate (sent via email only) send an email with the following contact information to:

* Your Call Sign
* Date of QSO
* Time of QSO (in UTC time)
* Band/Frequency
* Mode
* The email ADDRESS where you would like the certificate sent

Any email received without the above information will be returned for clarification.
No postal or other electronic confirmations. Certificates for valid contacts will be sent as a pdf file to your email address beginning approximately 3 to 4 weeks following conclusion of the event.

Tks SP9JPA 10/31/14

1 November to 31 December 2014

TAHITI                                            80th Anniversary Club Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie (CORA)

Starting November 1st and till end of 2014 to celebrate the 80th anniversary (born in 1934) of the club, all licenced operators of the "Club Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie (CORA)" will be given the chance to operate as FO8AA/P from their home QTH. Activity will be on HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65.  The award can be obtained by all stations possessing an official amateur radio license or SWL.  

Requirements: Applicants must provide proof of 6 contacts with FO8AA or FO8AA/P between during the period 1 November to 31 December 2014. A maximum of one contact per band and mode will count for the degree.

All bands and modes OK. Send an award application with an extract of your log to the award manager including your full name, call sign. QSLs are not required, only an extract from the log indicating the date and UTC time, frequency or band and reports is mandatory. SWL's must mention more indicative of the DX station worked in QSO.

The diploma will be sent in electronic format only, in "PDF" format for free, from December 2014. Applications must be made before December 31, 2015.

To receive QSLs for these contacts, you should send $US2 or 1 IRC to: CORA CLUB OCEANIEN DE RADIO ET ASTRONOMIE, P.O.BOX 5006, 98716 PIRAE, TAHITI, French Polynesia.


Tks VA3RJ 11/14/14


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

November 8 - 25, 2014

POLAND                                                   The Railwayman’s Day 2014 Award

This award honors amateur stations in Poland who work for their national rail system.

The three Special-Event Stations, will be active Nov 8 - 25, 2014.
3Z2014DK (SP8AJC)

Members of the Polish FIRAC Railway Enthusiasts Stations will also be active :

Requirements: The award will be available for all Polish, other EU, and DX stations for working at least three different stations listed above, including at least one of the special-event stations. 
All bands and modes OK. The Award is free of charge as a electronic version using (pdf).. Please send your application and log extract via e-mail to Henry SP9JPA: zwolski(at)


Tks SP9JPA and 111/2/14

14 - 16 November 2014

CANARY ISLANDS                                          Punta Rasca Lighthouse Expedition Award (EH8FPR)

The Grupo DX Teide (Teide DX Group) will operate in the Punta Rasca Lighthouse on November 14 to 16. The lighthouse is located on the South Western coast of the Tenerife island (Canary Islands). 
The ancient lighthouse began operations on 1899, and the new tower is working since 1978. This tower has a height of 32 meters, and it located at 51 meter (asl).

Operators will be EA8AM, EA8ARG, EA8AY, EA8BFH, EA8BRW, and EA8IH. Activity will be on HF, VHF and UHF bands using SSB, CW and digital modes. 
Stations who make contacts on at least five bands and/or modes may receive a special diploma. It will be sent free of charge in the form of a printable image. 
If you wish a traditional printed award should send €5 to cover printing and shipping expenses. The Diploma must be requested from the QSL manager, EA8NQ.


Tks 11/6/14

15 November to 15 December 2014

ROMANIA                                                      55th Anniversary of the YO4KBJ Radio Club

Between the dates of November 15 and December 15, the Galati Radio Club celebrates 55 years of activity. On this occasion the club will operate a special event station, YR55KBJ, planning to be active on all bands and modes.
A special diploma is offered to all stations who make 5 contacts on any bands and modes with YR55KBJ. Contacts made via Echolink repeaters and community repeaters will not count for the award. .
A diploma in electronic format may be downloaded from the website where you will be able to check and see if you have made the required number of contacts. You will then be able to download and print the award.



1 - 15 December 2014

RUSSIA                                                           R1719G - Gagarin Commemoration Diploma

Contact the memorial station R1719G which will be active from December 1 till December 15, 2014. Both digital and printed awards are available as listed below.

Digital awards are free of charge.

a. 1st grade award requires 7 QSOs with R1719G using different bands or different modes (CW, SSB, any DIGITAL).
b. 2nd grade award requires 5 QSOs with R1719G using different bands or different modes (CW, SSB, any DIGITAL)
c. 3rd grade award requires 3 QSOs with R1719G using different bands or different modes (CW, SSB, any DIGITAL)
No application is needed. To receive the award, go to the online log check page, enter your call sign, and if the information on their file matches your contacts, you may download the Award certificates automatically.

A paper certificate is also available for any station making just 1 QSO with R1719G.
Those participants who want to receive a paper certificate should send their application to the following address: Igor Popov RZ3LC, P.O.Box 35, Gagarin, Smolenskaya obl., 215010, RUSSIA.
The cost of the paper certificate is 50 Rubles in postage stamps for Russians, and $US3 for all others (or equivalent).


25 December 2014 to 5 January 2015

ENGLAND                                       FOC FOCUS Magazine 25th Anniversary QSO Party

To celebrate 25 years of the FOC's in-house magazine FOCUS, the 100th edition of which will be published on 1 January 2015, FOC members will be calling "CQ FOC25." Points will be earned, by members and non-members for working FOC officers, FOCUS editors and any FOC members. A certificate will be issued to everyone who achieves 100 points.

When: 00:00 GMT, 25 December 2014 until 23:59 GMT, 5 January 2015.
: All nine HF bands 1.8-28 MHz; CW only. Work each station once per-band.
: Members may call ‘CQ FOC25’. There is no mandatory exchange beyond call-signs. However, members may send their membership number and may indicate if they count for bonus points, as listed below.
This is NOT a contest, so feel free to exchange a few pleasantries during your exchange.

Point values (for FOC members and non-members):
a. The Club call-sign GS4FOC: 10 points (Operator Terry, GM3WUX)
b. FOCUS Editors, 10 points each: G4BUE/N4CJ (1989-2011), V31JP (2011-2012), S57WJ (2013-)
c. Presidents (1989-2014), 3 points each: G3LHJ, GW3KDB, G3SYM, GM3YTS, GW3KGV, G3LIK, GM3POI, G3KTZ, G3RXP, GM3WUX, G3SWH, G4HZV, G3WGV, G3RVM, G3VTT, G3PJT, G3IZD, G3XTT.
d. Contesting columnists, 3 points each: G3SXW, G4BUO, K5RC, N2KW, N9RV
e. Committee members 2014-15, 3 points each: AC5K, G3RWF, G4BWP/A65BD, G4FNL, G4FON, KR3E, M0PCB, N4TY.
f. FOCUS distribution manager, 3 points each: WB2YQH
g. All other FOC members, 1 point each. ( )
h. Member QSOs with non-members, 1 point each

Reports: You can easily keep track of your total points by using G3WGV's FOCUS100 program. Download it from John's web site . Points will be claimed on the honour system (no log entries needed). Just e-mail your total number of claimed points, to S57WJ: by 20 January 2015. Results will be published on the Club’s web-site and in FOCUS Issue #101.

Awards: A Certificate of Merit will be awarded to those claiming at least 100 points, reflecting the 100 editions of FOCUS.


Tks Ukranian QRP Bulletin 11/16/14