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  Added
? April 2015 31 December 2015 Sweden The Stockholm-Motala Award X 8/4/15
1 May 2015 31 October 2015 Italy EXPO 2015 Award X PA3CUZ  
7 May 2015 2 November 2015 Russia 175th Anniversary of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky X 6/6/15
24 May 2015 4 November 2015 Italy 100th anniversary WWI - White War in Adamello - GBA"   SP9JPA 6/10/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Italy International Light IYL2015 Year Award X URE es/awards calendar 6/19/15
1 June 2015 31 October 2015 Ukraine 300th Anniversary of the Lviv Brewery  EM300WLP X UT7AW 6/10/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Poland 35th Anniversary of Club OT-27   SP9JPA 6/8/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Russia 60th Anniversary of Baikonur 6/6/15
11 June 2015 16 September 2015 Russia Russian Yeti Expedition - 2015 (UE44Y) 6/19/15
20 June 2015
17 October 2015
29 June 2015
25 October 2015
Poland Award 1956 X SQ3OPM and 9A1AA 6/29/15
28 June 2015 31 December 2015 Russia National Diploma "Literary Heritage of Russia" X K1BV Research  7/26/15
30 June 2015 16 September 2015 USA 13 Colonies Special Event 6/19/15
1 July 2015 28 September 2015 Russia 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov X 7/7/15
3 July 2015 20 September 2015 France Napoleon Award 2015 (TM200EN) X 7/5/15
6 July 2015 31 December 2015 Czech Republic Mister Jan Hus 600th Anniversary of Martyrdom X 7/2/15
15 July 2015 31 December 2015 Bulgaria 100th Anniversary of First Bulgarian Made Airplane X LZ1CY 6/21/15
24 July 2015 26 July 2015 Russia Award "W-15CWC" ("H-15CWC) X K1BV Research 7/25/15
28  July 2015 31 December 2015 Ukraine 1000th Anniversary Death of Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev (EM1000UKW) X 8/4/15
1 August 2015 31 August 2015 Russia Republic of Tatarstan 5th Anniversary X SP9JPA Blog 8/21/15
1 August 2015 31 August 2015 Romania Cycling Tour of Szeklerland 2015 X 8/4/15
1 August 2015 31 August 2015 Poland MMK Diploma 8/4/15
1 August 2015 31 August 2015 Chile Chilean Mining Award X 8/4/15
9 August 2015 3 September 2015 Russia Award Manchurian August X RU0LR 8/28/15
14 August 2015 31 August 2015 Poland "Enigma" Award (PZK) X 6/6/15
22 August 2015 29 August 2015 Spain 1st Diploma "Almeria August Fair " ED7URI X 6/29/15
22 August 2015 13 September 2015 Spain 80th Anniversary - Tour of Spain X 8/31/15
19 September 2015 28 September 2015 England International Air Ambulance Week Awards X M0HEM  


? April to 31 December 2015

SWEDEN                                            The Stockholm-Motala Award

SC8ŘSM is a special event call sign active from April 2015 until Dec 31st 2015 and is activated by SK5SM to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the installation of the Marconi 150 kW

transmitter at Motala LW Broadcast station in May 1935. The Motala LW broadcast station began operations in 1927 with a 30 kW TX built by Marconi. The towers are 120 m high with a cage antenna between the towers. The first TX was replaced 1935 with a 150 kW TX - the strongest BC station in Europe for some time. In 1962 the Motala was taken out of service.

1. Make at least one QSO on four (4) amateur bands, any mode with SC80SM.
2. SWL - log at least one QSO on four (4) amateur bands, any mode.
Just send in a log extract via e-mail to with the required number of contacts with your name, signal and email address. After checking the logs the Diploma will be sent back as a pdf-file for own printing.

Internet:  (SC80SM) 

Tks 8/2/15

May 1 to October 31, 2015

ITALY                                                               EXPO 2015 AWARD

To qualify for "Expo Award" you must make at least 5 contacts with the II2EXPO station call sign and 5 contacts with the A.R.I. Milan branch callsign IQ2MI. Contacts must be made on different days, regardless of the modes and bands. The award is open to all OM and SWL. All HF bands from 10 to 160 m are valid. Categories: SSB, CW, Digital, Mixed.

Award requests: To obtain the Award depicting the Expo logo, request must be received by 31/12/2015 enclosing extract of log in .adi or .xls via email to the following address: . The LOG must be filled out including the following data: date, UTC time, callsign, band, mode, and specifying exact email address where to receive the award thet will be sent in pdf format.

Tks PA3CUZ 4/21/15

May 7 to November 2, 2015

RUSSIA                                                     175th Anniversary of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

During the period from 7th May to 2nd November 2015 it is necessary to make ten (10) Radio contacts with members of the Klin department S.R.R. Moscow Region. and radio stations operating at the time of the radio contact located in the Klin Klin district (RDA MO - 66).  Valid modes include CW, PHONE, DIGI and modes and on all, including VHF.

Contacts with special event stations R175PT and R175PIT are counted as two radio hams of the Klin district. SWL’s must carry out at least five (5) Observations with the participation of one of the correspondents from among radio amateurs of Klin district.

The diploma is issued free of charge and in electronic form. Application for a diploma should be in the form of a log extract and sent via e-mail to (Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Khlebnikov.)


Tks 6/6/15

24 May to 4 November 2015

ITALY                                        100th anniversary WWI - White War in Adamello - GBA"

The Adamello Glacier is located in Val Camonica, between the region of Lombardy and Trentino-Alto Adige. It is the largest glacier in the Italian Alps with a maximum altitude of 3530 meters and a minimum altitude of 2550 meters above sea level.
During the First World War, in the operating area of what was called the White War, the Adamello-Presanella sector held a great strategic value.
It is 100 years since the events of the first world war the events which occurred on the Adamello mountains, and this ham radio award commemorates the Italian army at this anniversary. The award is available to all amateur stations and SWLs alike.
The award is sponsored by A.R.I. Vallecamonica and ARI Cles Radio Clubs to all ham radio stations that request it and have achieved the minimum score required.

Contact the following operating Stations:
1) The following accredited stations will operate: •
A. All members of ARI Vallecamonica Radio Club accredited so as listed on the official website and on and on (see the section "IQ2VC"; •
All members of ARI Cles Radio Club accredited so as listed on the website and on and (see the section "IQ3NS").
2) The following "jolly" stations will operate:
a. IQ2VC - ARI Vallecamonica Radio Club
b. IQ3NS - ARI Cles Radio Club
c. Stations operating at memorials or shrines for soldiers of the First World War :
3) Special Activations by the Radio Clubs members, in places representative of the Great White War (you can find the list on official website).

Advertising and promotion of the event :
The activities will be advertised on the site , as well as on
and on page of IQ2VC , and on the page of of IQ3NS.

Emission modes
The emission modes allowed are : CW - SSB – DIGITAL MODES
Operating bands : All amateur bands from 80 to 10m in respect of the band plan.

Points Value for QSO:
QSOs with stations from historic places on Adamello Mountain , = 10 points ;
QSOs with "Jolly" stations = 5 points ;
QSOs with members of the Vallecamonica and Cles Radio Clubs, and with accredited apply : 
     " CW: 3 points
     " DIGI-MODES: 2 points
     " SSB: 1 points
Every name, including Jolly stations and historical activation, may be linked only once a day for each band and emission modes.

To get the award is necessary to achieve the minimum score:
     " Italian OM :50 punti
     " European OM: 38 punti
     " Extra-EU OM: 20 punti.

The call will be made as follows : CW & DIGITALE : CQ CQ DE (+ call) GBA AWRD K or SSB : CQ CQ de (+ call) - Diploma Guerra Bianca in Adamello Stazione valevole (+ punti) punti.

Applying for the Award :
The request must be accompanied by the list of QSOs ( LOG ) on file with the name format .adif : callsignhunter.adif.
We accept paper logbooks using alleged module and sent by mail.
A commemorative QSL will be sent by BUREAU service or on request in the case of direct shipment .

The cost of the award in print, to cover expenses of production and shipping is:
- € 10.00 for Italian OM
- € 12.00 (or 15.00 US Dollars) for EU and stations outside of EU

The application for the award ( model attached) must be sent together to the following email address accompanied by the receipt of the payment and the application form :
The fee which may be paid by either of these two methods: -
1. Electronic Payment:
Via Postepay to n.4023 6009 1532 6773
Sent toVisinoni Felice, CF VSNFLC68M05D25 or
2. Via Paypal to the following email address :
Requests to obtain the award must be received not later than January 1, 2016

Additional information may be found on their website at:!cartina/c44r!vuoto/cvxe

Tks SP9JPA 6/8/15

1 June to 31 December 2015

SPAIN                                         International Light IYL2015 of Year Award

The year 2015, has been declared byUNESCO as "International Year of Light" and for this reason the ARI has sponsored the IYL2015 diploma, where 4 special event stations have been licensed.

Requirements: contact these 4 stations using CW, SSB and Digital Modes (RTTY and PSK) on 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160 meters.
Each of the special stations may be contacted a maximum of 3 QSOs per day with the same station on each band, one for each mode.
     II0IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Monte Mario (Rome).
     II1IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Pino Torinese (Turin).
     II3IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Asiago and Cima Ekar (Padua).
     II8IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte (Naples).
     Another 4 stations will be activated with the same call sign operating portable (/ P).

Scoring: 5 points per contact in CW, 4 points in digital and 3 points in SSB.
/P stations will be worth all the same: 2 points in any band and mode.

Requirements for earning the Diploma:
1. -Italian stations, 100 points;
2. -European stations, 50 points;
3. -stations outside Europe, 25 points.

Confirmations: A special commemorative QSL will be sent to those who ask them via direct, via Bureau or Eqsl.
Deadline: Diploma requests may be submitted until February 28, 2016 sent to , or by postal mail to: ARI di c/o IK8PXZ Vittorio Borriello, Via Iave 142, I-80126 Napoli, Napoli, Italy.
The diploma will be available in electronic format and also on paper, in which case the cost is 10E, and may be paid using the following account of ARI Sezione di Napoli - IBAN IT02A0760103400001002292439.


Tks calendar. 6/19/15

1 June to 31 October 2015

300th Anniversary Of Lviv Brewery EM300WLP

This award is issued by the Lviv Branch of League of Radioamateurs of Ukraine – Lviv Shortwave Club (LKK) and recognizes the 300th Anniversary of the oldest and famous brewery not only on the territory of today's Ukraine, but in all of Eastern Europe. This award may be earned by all radio amateurs of world. Electronic and Paper awards are available.

To qualify, the applicant has to prove making two way contacts during the period from the 1st of June till the 31st of October in 2015 on different amateur HF, VHF, UHF bands (1.8 - 432 MHz) using different modes of emission and to earn at least 300 points. At least one QSO must made with the special event station EM300WLP using any mode of emission.

Point Values:
1. special event station EM300WLP = 50 points;
2. LKK members = 25 points (


3. Any other amateur station of the Lviv Region* (not LKK member) = 10 points.
*Lviv Region Callsign can be identified as Ukrainian prefix UR-UZ any figure 0-9 and having a first letter of their suffix beginning from letter W, for example - UR4WWE, UW1WU, UT3WJ, US0WJ.
Each station may be worked in different mode on the same band. And the same mode but on ae different band.

European hams need to collect 300 points. All point values are doubled for hams in countries outside of Europe and for VHF/UHF contacts.

1. Send electronic plain text applications sent by e-mail to
2. Paper applications should be sent to award manager UW1WU (info on
Any questions should be sent to award manager UW1WU email


Tks Ukranian QRP Club and Victoria UT7AW

June 1 to December 31, 2015

POLAND                                      35th Anniversary of Club OT-27

This award celebrates the 35th anniversary of the OT-27, GREATER SOUTH PAC, by activation of the individual member radio stations and sponsoring this award. The sponsors are the Polish Amateur Radio Union, Local Branch 27 South Wielkopolska, with its registered office in Ostrow Wielkopolski.  To earn the award, you should contact / SWL individual stations and club stations who will be active during the above period. All Bands and modes may be used. Repeater QSOs OK. Hovever, no QSOs by "cross-band" or "mixed-mode".

Requirements: Earn 35 points by QSOs of the current members of the OT-27 PAC.

a) individual stations of members of the OT-27 ECV = 5 pts.,
b) club stations OT-27 PAC = 10 pts.,
c) any other stations SN-27-GIP = 15 pts.,

Note: All contacts must be with different stations. Repeated QSOs of same station on another band or another mode are not valid.

Award fees:
a. Polish stations, members of the PAC - 10 zl, the remaining 20 zl, payment on account of the OT-27 PAC.
b. Foreign stations dploma cost is 3 EUR / $ 3 or 3 IRC.

Application: send extract from the log of communications, confirmed by two amateur stations, or the parent club, or local branch PAC. Send application and proof of payment to the following address:

Or by mail: Gregory Dobrychlop SP3RNZ, Box 85, 62-510 Konin, Poland.

Electronic Payment:
Sign OT-27 PAC
59 1440 1215 0000 0000 0479 9607
ul. Smigielski 16a / 7
63-400 Ostrow Wielkopolski
Payment title: diploma 35 years OT-27

The current list of individual members, clubs and occasional stations affiliated to the OT-27 is available on the , in the section MEMBERS OT-27.


Tks 6/7/15

June 1 to December 31, 2 015

RUSSIA                                             60th Anniversary of Baikonur

To commemorate the 60 - anniversary of the legendary spaceport of Baikonur. The International amateur radio club for aviators "Fifth Ocean" has established a commemorative diploma top honor this event.

On February 12, 1955, the Central Committee of the CPSU and the USSR Council of Ministers approved the establishment of Research Test Site 5 of the USSR Ministry of Defense (NIIP number 5 USSR Ministry of Defense), designed to test missile technology. This facility was built between two regional centers of Kyzyl-Orda region of Kazakhstan - Kazalinsk and Dzhusaly near the junction Tyuratam railway Moscow - Tashkent. It became the cosmodrome "Baikonur" - the first and largest spaceport in the world.. It covers an area of 6717 km. The official date of birth of the city and the landfill is considered to be June 2, 1955.

The award may be earned by making contacts as shown below between the dates of June 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. The award is available to licensed radio amateurs of all countries for the conduct of (SWL) in the range of 1.8 - 28 MHz.

1. Contacts with Special Event station UP60SPACE, on the 60th - anniversary of the Baikonur (June 2) = 10 points;
2. Contacts with Special Event Station UE40SA, on the 40th - anniversary of the docking of spacecraft "Soyuz" - "Apollo" in the period from July 1 to July 20 = 10 points;
3. Contacts with members of the club "Fifth Ocean" using ... / AM = 10 points;
4. Contacts wtih Members of the club "Fifth Ocean", working on CW = 7 points;
5. Contacts with Members of the club "Fifth Ocean" operating digital modes = 5 points;
6. Contacts with Members of the club "Fifth Ocean", on phone = 3 points;
7. Contacts with members of the club "Fifth Ocean", as well as the call sign of the participants days of activity - R3AS, R7MD, RW3D, R9BB, RA3PPG, RD4CCG, RU3SV / 3, RV3D, RV3YR, UA4LS, UN / RK2B, UN7FW, UN7SB, UN7TWA, UN7THF, UN9LBZ, doing military service or participating in the activities of the MSS or participating in radio expeditions to the area - give an additional 5 points to the above mentioned credits.

Repeated QSOs only permitted on different bands and different modes.
During the week of activity from 1st June to 7 June 2015 allows double credits for members of "Fifth Ocean".
All participants of the activity days that give points for the diploma must send their QSO ADIF file on a site or RV3YR or send

Diploma in electronic form is free, through the issuance of If a paper version is wanted, send by registered the fee of $US6 payment via Pay Pal - . For amateur radio operators in Russia and the CIS countries the cost of the diploma in print and view its transmission by registered mail - 200 rubles. Payment by postal order to the address: RV3YR Viktor Borodin, PO Box No 1, Bryansk, 241027, Russia or the card "Sberbank of Russia» No 4276 0800 1196 8253.

For amateur radio operators in Ukraine cost of the diploma in print and mail it by registered mail views - 25 UAH. Payment by postal order to the address: UZ9RR, Yu Pronin, A / I in 1480, Chernihiv, 14033, Ukraine or the card "Privat Bank» No 5168 7553 7582 1291. E-mail: SKYPE: ympron


Tks 6/2/15

1 June to 31 July 2015

ROMANIA                              Cluj-Napoca European European Youth Capital for 2015

The Special event callsign YP0Y will be used to celebrate the Cluj-Napoca European Youth Capital in 2015. The event will be conducted between June 1 and July 31, 2015.

All bands and modes OK. QSL: LoTW, eQSL and paper QSL - direct only via YO5EI

For YP0Y QSO's made between 1 June to 31 July 2015, YP0Y Team will release 6 different free electronic diplomas as following:
B1 - 5 QSO's are needed in 5 different bands, regardless of mode.
B2 - 4 QSO's are needed in 4 different bands, regardless of mode.
B3 - 3 QSO's are needed in 3 different bands, regardless of mode.
M1 - 5 QSO's are needed in 5 different modes, regardless of band worked.
M2 - 4 QSO's are needed in 4 different modes, regardless of band worked.
M3 - 3 QSO's are needed in 3 different modes, regardless of band worked.

Tks: (Yp0y) 6/1/15

1 June to 31 July 2015

LITHUANIA                                           10th Anniversary of the Lithuanian Hill Forts Program

A hill fort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. They are typically European and of the Bronze and Iron Ages. Some were used in the post-Roman period. The fortification usually follows the contours of a hill, consisting of one or more lines of earthworks, with stockades or defensive walls, and external ditches. Hill forts were in use in many Celtic areas of central and western Europe until the Roman conquest. Tks WIKIPEDIA

Hillforts are the best known and the most beautiful archaeological monuments in Lithuania. They are the remnants of primitive forts Their total number approaches one thousand. Lithuania has more hillforts, to which this atlas is devoted, than our neighbouring countries. An authoritative reference with locations and images is found at: year Lithuania celebrates 10-th anniversary of Lithuanian Hill-Forts award’s program. During the months of June-July, 2015, activity from Lithuanian hill-forts is planned under the special call LY10LHFA, also under amateur stations using their regular call-signs.

In order to obtain this award it is necessary to establish two-way contacts with stations operating at 10 different Lithuanian hill-forts. All QSOs between June 1 and July 30, 2015 are valid in any amateur bands, any mode (CW, SSB, FM or DIGI).
E-mail applications should be sent to: until August 30, 2015.
The award will be issued and sent in .JPG or .PDF format upon request.

Look for announcements of planned activities at:

The LY10LHFA QSL manager and LHFA program manager – LY2KM


Tks 6/1/15

June 11 to September 16, 2015

RUSSIA                                 Russian Yeti Expedition - 2015 (UE44Y)

An International year-round research effort sponsored by cinema-radio filming and lab work is planned for the period June 11 to September 2015. The goal of the Russian Yeti Expedition is finding the legendary "Bigfoot". One of the ways the group is raising promoting publicity for this very unusual endeavour is to establish an Amateur radio National diploma program called the Russian Yeti Expedition Award.  The Russian Yeti Expedition: UE44Y will be active from various locations of Mountain Shoria, Tashtagol district, Kemerovo region until 16 September 2015 using various HF & VHF bands of different types of communication.

Contact / SWL the expedition special event station UE44Y and receive a printed QSL-card, which will be distributed only upon request by e-mail in a gift set:
1. Special QSL-card of the expedition.
2. Special envelope honoring the expedition.
3. Special postal cancellation of the expedition sent from the homeland of the Russian Yeti.

For QSOs/SWL with the expedition special event station UE44Y. At the headquarters of the Russian Yeti Expedition, to receive specially designed 3 diplomas classes and original ethnic Plaque.
Requirements: To earn the paper diplomas honoring the Russian Yeti Expedition Award will offer 3 different classes plus a plaque accompanied by a small sample of the natural mountain herbarium-coniferous taiga, you should make QSOs with UE44Y as follows:
     3rd class (with a branch of the Siberian spruce): = 2 QSOs.
     2nd class (with a branch of the Siberian fir):= 3 QSO.
     1st class (with a branch of the Siberian cedar): = 4 QSOs.
     To earn a unique birch awards Russian Yeti Expedition Trophy, made by Shor master of crafts, you need to make 5 QSOs.

Repeated QSO/SWL with the special radio UE44Y count on various HF & VHF bands and different modulation types from 8 June to 16 September 2015.
Contact the Headquarters (HQ) Russian Yeti Expedition, P. O. Box 1, Tashtagol, Kemerovskaya oblast, 652990, Russia.

Fees Schedule:s ( These are the fees for different aspects of this expedition.  I suppose that they will help to fund the enterprise.  It is always your decision whether you decide to pay or not. )

Special QSL
with a special envelope and stamp expedition = 5 USD
2.      Special AWARD with a special stamp expedition = 10 USD (each paper class)
3.      Special ETHNO PLAQUE with a special stamp expedition = 44 USD
= 15 USD
Special DVD-Video FILM (21 min.) = 20 USD


Tks 6/28/15

28 June to 31 December 2015

RUSSIA                                                              National Diploma "Literary Heritage of Russia"

The national amateur award program "Literary Heritage of Russia" was established in the "year of literature in the Russian Language, a National Ecoproject "Green Russia" with the participation of radio amateurs and radio clubs of the Russian Federation.

Special event stations will be active starting on 28 June (00 UTC) on 31 December 2015 with special radios R2015X / XX, (where the "XX" will be initials or identification of the famous Russian writers and poets being honored by stations located in the same areas of the territories of the Russian Federation, whose life and work were associated with literature.

To fulfill different classes of this National diploma "Literary Heritage of Russia" you must earn the following number of points for different levels of the award:
Grade 3: 500 points
Grade 2: 1000 points
Grade 1: 1500 points

A special Plaque will be provided for those earning 2,015 points. (This plaque is made of optical glass accompanied with a laser engraved gift box (weight: 0.5 kg).

Point Values:
1. Each QSO / SWL with special radios R2015X / XX, dedicated to the great and famous Russian writers and poets =50 points
2. Contacts with R2015LY = gives 100 points.
3. Repeated QSO / SWL will count for the award if made on different of HF & VHF bands and different modulation types (telephone, telegraph, digital modes). SWL cards should be sent to the Organizing Committee. Contacts with the headquarters (HQ):

The following list of stations are known to be active for the program and each of them counts 50 points for each band/mode combination. The number of contacts made up to 7/17/15 is shown next to their call sign:

R2015AK 0
R2015AS 271
R2015BA 0
R2015BE 0
R2015BK 1187
R2015C 2598
R2015DG 0
R2015DS 1070
R2015EP 3870
R2015GV 0

R2015HV 298
R2015KI 3457
R2015KK 781
R2015KM 3078
R2015L 801
R2015LY 4022
R2015NE 2262
R2015NN 0
R2015NS 665
R2015P 1499

R2015PB 785
R2015PN 0
R2015SA 552
R2015SB 699
R2015SM 10210
R2015SV 1098
R2015TA 2071
R2015TL 764
R2015VV 987
R2015ZE 1739

The website contains all the rules for the awards. Active stations will download logs throughout the event, and there will be a page established wherein you indicate your call sign, and your status regarding number of contacts and points earned will be displayed. The Russian site HAMLOG.RU is coordinating all of the data feeds. While it is not immediately apparent, I think that there is NO charge for any of the awards. I have heard several of the "R2015XX" stations now, so they are definitely available.


Tks K1BV Research 7/25/15

20 - 28 June 2015
17 - 25 October 2015

POLAND                                    „AWARD 1956"

The School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR (Szkolny Klub Krótkofalowców SP3PGR) in Poznan has organized from June 20 to June 28, 2015 (special event station SN1956PC) and from October 17 to October 25, 2015 (special event station SN1956PW) the diploma action "AWARD 1956" designed to commemorate the anniversary of the tragic events of Polish and Hungarian history - Poznan June 1956 and Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (in Hungarian: 1956-os forradalom). The action is part of the anniversary celebrations organized by the Poznan City June 28 and October 23, 2015. The manager of the diploma action is Jacek Behrendt SQ3OPM ( ). The honorary patronage of the event are provided by:

The Mayor of Poznan,
The Ambassador of Hungary in Warsaw,
Veterans' Association and Participants of the Poznan June 1956 (Związek Kombatantw i Uczestników Powstania Poznańskiego Czerwca 1956),
Hungarian World Federation ’56 (‘56-os Magyarok Világszövetsége).

Award rules :
1. Participants: all licensed national stations, individual and club foreign stations as well as short wave listeners (SWLs).
2. Period of time:

     first step starting at 00:01 June 20 until 23:59 June 28, 2015 (LT for SP-HA),
     second step starting at 00:01 October 17 until 23:59 October 25, 2015 (LT for SP-HA).
3. Bands and modes: all bands in compliance with IARU R1 Band Plan HF, available modes: CW, SSB, DIGI.
4. Points:
     Each individual and club stations from Poznan or Budapest are awarded points, as follows:
     special event station SN1956PC (first step) and special event station SN1956PW (second step) = 20 points,
     club stations = 10 points,
     individual stations = 5 points.
You can also earn points for the diploma by participating in the Poznan Contest June 27, 2015 at 04:00-06:00 UTC.

5. Conditions:
To get the diploma you must have obtained the following score:
     Polish and Hungarian stations need 100 points,
     European stations need 50 points,
     Non-European stations need 30 points.
     At least one QSO/HRD must be made with one of the special event stations SN1956PW or SN1956PW. QSOs/HRDs with the stations may be repeated on another band or another mode one each day. The diploma separate for each step or one diploma for all the action in PDF format is free.

6. Stations granting points may earn the award provided that they make at least 56 QSOs and will send their application.
7. Applications should contain your call, name, surname (or name of the club), e-mail address and the list of your QSOs/HRDs please send to the following address: . The deadline for sending of applications expires at the end of June 2015 (first step) and at the end of October 2015 (second step or all the action).
The winners of this action will be posted on the school website , before November 6, 2015.

Tks SQ3OPM and 9A1AA

30 June to 5 July 2015

USA                           13 Colonies Special Event

This award honors the colonial period of the USA and the 13 colonies which formed the first United States of America, celebrated each year on July 4, 2015. 
During the 6 day period shown above, look for and contact special event stations operating in: CT-DE-GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-and VA. Note that if you have made contacts for the same event in 2014, and did not apply for an award then, you may use those credits in the 2015 event!!

The theme for 2015 is "Founders and Patriots of the Republic". The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 13, are eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator will be affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13 states. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting our sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA.

Additionally U.S. Military Veterans, American Legion and NRA members will receive a special endorsement (please indicate that you were a veteran or currently belong to the two organizations on your log form).

The colony stations will operate from Tuesday, June 30, 9:00 AM Eastern (1300 UTC) until Sunday Night, July 5th, 00:00 (Midnight) Eastern (0400 UTC July 6th).

The 13 Colonies will have TWO sister events: Our old friends WM3PEN will participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. The 13 Colonies certificate have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN.

GB13COL will operate from Durham, England. Click on the GB13COL button below for details and QSL information.

SATELLITE STATIONS : We have only one satellite operator, from Maryland, this year.

QRP Operation: The 13 Colonies Special Event enlisted one dedicated SSB/CW QRP operator for each state for the 2014 event and beyond. No special station requirements, except the operator must be a General class or higher. This will be a QRP to QRP operation only.  We want to give the low power QRP station a chance to get a 13 Colony States "Clean Sweep" endorsement on your certificate. We know the thrill of a QRP station breaking a pile up, but with 200+ QRO/and higher stations in a pile up, well, most of the times +/-5 watts just wont work. If interested in volunteering for QRP operator, contact KU2US via email. He am listed at QRZ. You must be located in one of the Colony States. NOTE: New York's QRP position is filled.

Digital Operators: PLEASE do not send your macros. The ONLY information required to confirm a contact is: CALL SIGN, NAME, RST/RSQ, STATE/PROVINCE/COUNTRY. Sending more information than this takes a LOT of time and may keep another operator from getting a needed contact.

1) Download and print out our Colony Log sheet (this is a fillable DPF), see below (Yours is OK too). Fill-in all applicable information. NOTE: this also applies to SWLs requesting a certificate.
2) A $5.00(US) donation** is requested (NOTE: this is an increase from previous years due to increased costs of materials- envelopes up 45% - and postage - we kept the previous cost as long as we could and hope that you understand and continue to participate), AND A RETURN SELF ADDRESSED LABEL for your certificate return envelope. This will cut down the time you get your certificate by two fold. Your address should be on the label!
3) Cash, check or MO is OK. Place my name on the check/MO this way: (pay to the order of) Ken Villone-Award Manager. (Banks are fussy!)
4) Send your return label, donation & log sheet to: Ken Villone-KU2US, PO.Box-185, Conesus NY. 14435-0185, USA.
5) We will provide the return envelope and postage. NO extra postage required for DX requests.
6) If you also want a QSL card for a contact with K2A/NY, include a full detail QSL card with your log sheet. I will send it with the certificate in the same envelope.

NOTE: QSLs for any other states must be be sent to the QSL manager listed.

The 13 Colonies Special Event is a not for profit event. All donations are used to fund the next years event, and to defray any expenses occured. All donations are used for operating costs, supplies, equipment, and 13 Colony Group initiatives. Donation is voluntary.

Apply no later than 30 November 2015.

On line application:


3 July to 20 September 2015 (see rules for activity periods)

FRANCE                                                   Napoléon Award 2015 (TM200EN)

Contact special event station TM200EN during the following 3 periods of planned activity:
      l. 3 to 5 & 8 to 9 & 21 to 23 July 2015.
     2. 1 to 2 August 2015.
     3. 3 to 4 & 18 to 20 September 2015

The station is operated by F4DTO Franck & F4GFE Patrick to honor the 200th Anniversary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s birth.

There are 4 categories for the award:
     1. Bronze = QSOs on 3 bands.
     2. Silver = QSOs on 4 bands.
     3. Gold = QSOs on 5 bands.
     4. Platinum = QSOs on 6 bands.

The contacts must have been made on the following bands: 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters.
It is possible to use 1 joker or "wild card" contact for a missing contact with TM200EN..
Any one of these stations may substitute for a contact: TM190NB - during 2011 , TM200CF- during 2014, and TM210CN - during 2014.
Send a list of the contacts to the sponsor via e-mail to F4DTO at the address of: .

Internet: (F4DTO)

Tks 7/4/15

1 July to 28 September 2015

RUSSIA                               200th Anniversary of the Birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov

Sponsored by the Tyumen regional branch of the RAF.  Within the framework of the Year of events- Literature in the Russian Federation (the organizing committee of the Year of Russian Literature in the National Diploma program "Literary Heritage of Russia" with the participation of the CPP announced by Presidential Decree dated 12 June 2014) Tyumen regional branch of the CPP in order to promote amateur radio and drawing attention to literature and reading in the Russian Federation and the popularization of the great and famous writers and poets of the Russian Federation, established the diploma "In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov."

Ershov Petr Pavlovich (born March 6, 1815 (the 200th anniversary of his birth) Bezrukovo, Ishim county Tobolsk Province (now Tyumen Oblast) - August 30, 1869, Tobolsk) - Russian poet, novelist, playwright, author of a splendid tale in verse "Horse -Gorbunok ", which became a classic of Russian literature.

Requirements: To obtain the award applicants need to make 8 radio contacts (observations) with special event station R2015EP, using any HF and VHF amateur band and modes of phone, CW and digital.
Radio communications will count if made on different bands or one band using different modes (all the digital forms of communication are counted as one kind).

The Diploma is free of charge, and is issued in electronic form. The application for the Diploma may be sent by e-mail using a log extract and sent as a text file in format of Word (preferably) to award manager Oleg Bolotov (r8lah@mail.Ru ). In the subject line indicate: Diploma "In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov." The application for a diploma must specify: your full name, your call sign, QTH, country of residence, and date of the application e-mail. After checking the award manager, the electronic version of the diploma will be sent to the specified email address of the applicant.

Extras. Info:

Tks 7/4/15

7/6/15 to 12/31/15

CZECH REPUBLIC                                                          Mister Jan Hus 600th Anniversary of Martyrdom

The Czech section of the DLC (Club chartered radio amateurs) sponsors the diploma to recognize the 600th anniversary of the martyrdom of Jan Hus Mistra. This is a public holiday in the Czech Republic. Jan Hus was a Roman Catholic priest, Czech medieval progressive religious thinker, a university teacher in years 1409-1410 was the Rector of Prague University, and a well known reformer and speaker. He was born in 1370g-died a martyr's death in1415 in the German city of Constance.

The diploma may be earned by all licensed amateur radio operators and observers.
The award is sponsored by the Chairman of the Czech section of the DLC Jaro (OK1BZ Honor Members KDR: 0463, VETERAN: 614, DIG: 6032, VOLNA: 323).
Your application must contain a statement on diploma required making fair disclosure with the given name and surname, that named the operator + CALLs which declares that the QSO was conducted according to the rules HAM Spirit . Otherwise, the diploma will not be issued.

Requirements: To obtain the diploma, OK stations need 600 points and all others 300 points.
During the period 11-14-15 to 12/2015 point values are multiplied by 2
All modes OK. No use of VHF repeaters or ECHOLINK. All modes (CW, SSB, FM, DIGITAL) OK, and all amateur radio bands OK. Same station may be worked on different bands and modes if the contacts are made on different days.

a. Each applicant must make a minimum 2 contacts with a member of the Czech section of the DLC:

MEMBER LIST and KDR member number:
Pavel OK1KZ/KDR: 0201/OK1KCF/KDR: 0461/
Karel OK1AL/KDR: 0239/
Jaro: 0463//KDR OK1BZ
Alexandr OK2MI/KDR: 1143/
Josef OK1SRD: 0464//KDR + ekv.
Beda OK1DOZ/KDR: 0590/
Jaroslav OK1IRZ:/KDR 0722/
Bohous OK2BOB/KDR: 0749/
Alexandr OM3YCA/KDR: 0081/
Pavel OM3IAG/KDR: 0082

Points required:
a. QSO with the members of the Czech DLC section +60 points
b. QSO with Member us other DLC sections +40 points
c. QSO with the honorary members of the DLC +60 points
d. QSO with members of the DIGUE +30 points

The diploma is issued only in digital form (pdf) on the basis of your application via E-mail: .
The website of the DLC will contain lists of winning applicants showing: diploma number, date, call signs, of all those who received it.


Tks 7/2/15

10 - 31 July 2015

LITHUANIA                                        100th Anniversary of the S. Darius and S. Girenas Airfield (LY100DGA)

The S. Darius and S. Girenas airfield was founded in 1915 and is one of the oldest functioning airfields in Europe and the oldest in Lithuania. This place has a rich history associated with most of Europe countries and United States of America.
In 2015 S. Darius and S. Girenas airfield will be celebrating it’s 100th anniversary and will also host an international air show.
Several Lithuanian stations using the special event call sign LY100DGA will be on the air from 10 till 30 of July.

A special award will be available to mark the 100th anniversary. The rules are as follows:
1. Make QSOs/SWLs with LY100DGA from 10 till 31 of July 2015.
2. To obtain the award EU stations/SWL must make 3 QSOs and DX stations 2 QSOs.
3. QSO on different bands, modes with same station count for the award.
4. The award is in provided in the form of an electronic format image, free of charge.
5. Deadline to apply is 31 of December 2015.
6. Send e-mail with QSO/SWL data to:


Tks 6/8/15

15 July to 31 December 2015

BULGARIA                                        100th Anniversary of First Bulgarian Made Airplane  ( LZ100AJ

This diploma is issued by Radioclub Plovdiv LZ1KSP, to commemorate the construction of the first Bulgarian-made airplane, in memory of it's designer Assen Jordanoff.

Requirements: To obtain the award you need to earn 100 points.

Point Values:
1. QSO with a special call sign station LZ100AJ (mandatory contact) = 20 points.
2. Each QSO with radio stations from Plovdiv, Bulgaria = 10 points.
3. For QSOa with any other Bulgarian stations during this period = 5 points.

Other rules for the award:
The Special event call sign LZ100AJ will be active from 15th of July to 15th of August
2015 using all kinds of modes and bands, including WARC.
Duplicate contacts are not counted.
Same conditions apply for SWL. QSL cards are not required for confirmation.
The award is issued in electronic form only and is FREE.
Award manager - LZ1CY. Applications accepted in Word, Cbr, Excel etc.
Send log extract by e-mail to and make sure you provide your full name on the application.

Internet: , LZ100AJ.

Tks Angel LZ1CY 6/20/15

24-26 July 2015

RUSSIA                                                        Award "W-15CWC" ("H-15CWC")

The award is offered by the RUSSIAN CW CLUB in honour of annual radioamateur rallies of the club taking place in different areas of the Russian Federation. The main rally of the club RCWC in 2015 will take place in Anapa region, Krasnodar land, near the village of Buzhor from the 24th till 26th of July 2015 ( For Russian District Award fans, this is RDA: KR-12). Being a CW enthusiast club, all QSOs for the award will be made using only CW on HF bands of 10 through 80 meters.

Requirements: In order to earn the award, all radio amateurs of the world from the 24th(00:00 UTC) till the26th(23:59) of July 2015 are to make CW contacts with special event station R15CWC working from the rally:
1. the award of the first degree - on five different bands;
2. the award of the second degree - on four different bands;
3. the award of the third degree - on three different bands.

Contacts in the "IOTA contest" with R15CWC are OK for if they show in the ADIF score for R15CWC activators when they send their result into the club log.

Contacts with R15CWC are valid on different bands and will be included into the tournament table of the activity days and for award of the activity days of WA-R15CWC (HA-R15CWC) The club log deletes dupe contacts leaving the first contact.

The award of the first degree under the number 001 is issued to all activators of the R15CWC call and all radioamateurs and SWL, to members of the club and guests as well, working CW, for active participation at the RCWC rally.. The award for SWL is issued on the same conditions. Awards are free of charge and are issued only in electronic format. Manager of the award: Stepanov Sergei (RM4C) E-Mail:

Applications for the award applications are accepted by award manager on or after the 27th of July till the 26th of August 2015. They will be checked for accuracy by the R15CWC LOG on the site of RCWC.RU. The contacts being used for the award should be listed in text message format and data about yourself, and the text file should be sent to E-Mail .

The title of the file should consist of the name of the award and your call (for example: R15CWC_r3fg).

Data about yourself should include:
a. your callsign;
b. surname and name(in Russian and English)
c. your E-Mail address:
d. - if you do not use log (or if you are a SWL), you may send your application with the extract from your log and data about yourself to above in written format by E-Mail.


Tks K1BV Research 7/24/15

July 28 to December 4, 2015

UKRAINE                                                      1000th Anniversary Death of Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev [EM1000UKW]

(This had to be one of the most colorful awards with a religious motif available this year!)

This award honors the memory of the Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev - the creator of the medieval European state of Kyiv Rus - Ukraine and in connection with the 1000th anniversary of his burial.

The Makarov District Center for Children and Youth Danylo Tuptalo (St. Demetrios Rostov) and Makarov radioklub "AIR" are all sponsors of this commemorative diploma "Kyiv Prince Volodymyr the Great."
Keep alert for Special activations of volunteer operators will be active from 25 locations in Ukraine during the period 28 July to 4 December 2015.

1. Make one contact with EM1000UKW on 28 July 2015.
2. Make three contacts with EM1000UKW between 29 July and 4 December 2015.

The award is in delivered in electronic format and is free of charge. Send a log extract of contact data to


Tks QRZ.comm 8/2/15

1 - 31 August 2015

RUSSIA                                Republic of Tatarstan 25th Anniversary

During 2015, the Republic of Tatarstan celebrates its 25th anniversary, in whose honor the PO RT CPP has established a special diploma "Tatarstan - 25 years."
During the anniversary celebration (August 2015) there will be activity from a special event anniversary call sign in the form of RT25xx (the prefix shown as "xx" will vary.
From July 24 to August 9, special station R16FIN will be active.

Point Values:
R16FIN = 5 points towards the jubilee diploma,
QSO with other Tatarstan stations = 1 point.

Point requirements:
a. To obtain the award, you need to earn at least 25 points.
b. Repeated QSOs are permitted on different bands or different modes for award credit..
c. Jubilee stations with RT prefix must make at least 1000 QSOs.
d. Individual operators at commemorative stations with RT prefix need to make at least 300 QSO, and for their operators under the age of 19 years - at least 150 QSO.

The diploma is issued free of charge, in electronic form during the period from 1 to 31 August..
Application for a diploma requires log extract and your proper call sign, name and e-mail address. Apply no later than 15 September 2015.


Tks SP9JPA blog 8/18/15

Aug 1 to Aug 31, 2015

ROMANIA                                               Cycling Tour of Szeklerland 2015

Romanian special event station YQ0BIKE will be active during the entire month of August 2015 to help publicize the Turul Ciclist al Tinutului Secuiesc - Székelyföld Kerékpáros Körversenye. All bands and modes.

Requirements: Stations who work the YQ0BIKE call sign during 2015 on 3 different bands, or 2 different modes may request special award. There’s also a "combined award" for worked all 4 special callsigns in 2015: YR6MUSEUM , YQ0BIKE , YP1000LEANY , YR6WFF.

The cost of award is $US4 USD if you wish a printed paper certificate. There is NO FEE if you accept receiving a digital image via e-mail.  

If you apply for a digital award, go to the page: and at the bottom of the page is a place to enter your call sign for the award.

Internet: YQ0BIKE
Info about the bike race at: 

Tks 8/2/15

Aug 1 to Aug 31, 2015

POLAND                                                            MMK Diploma

This award commemorates the life and work of Father Maximilian Kolbe.

Maximilian Maria Kolbe, O.F.M. 8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941) was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He was active in promoting the veneration of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, founding and supervising the monastery of Niepokalanów near Warsaw, operating a radio station, and founding or running several other organizations and publications.

Kolbe was canonized on 10 October 1982 by Pope John Paul II, and declared a martyr of charity. He is the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, the pro-life movement and amateur radio. John Paul II declared him "The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century".

He was also a Polish amateur radio operator holding the call sign SP3RN.

The award is offered by the Polish Amateur Radio Union initiative of SP7PZS Zdunska Wola Amateur Radio Club and Amateur Radio Society pabianicki SP7PTK. It is expected that the award will be delivered on or about January 2016.

Requirements: Earn at least 20 points.

Point Values:
1. One point for communication with the stations located in : Zdunska Wola, Pabianice, Niepokalanów SSB (individual and club).
2. Two points for communication with the station for QTH: Zdunska Wola, Pabianice, Niepokalanów CW or digital (individual and club).
3. Five points for communication with the special event stations 3ZŘMK or HFŘMK,
4. Ten points for communication with the special event stations 3ZŘMK / ... HFŘMK /

Confirmation of communications or SWL QSL cards are in paper or electronic form. (LoTW and eQSL). In the case of confirmation of communication with the club station on the QSL card should find a note with the name of the operator.

Paper QSL cards will be sent to stations at the request of the operator. Paper cards sent bt direct mail will be delivered in envelopes SASE (envelope with the return address and postage stamp or coupon IRC). Sending a SASE envelope is tantamount to a paper by sending requests for direct QSL card.

Deadlines and shipping cards and diplomas:
Up to 30 Sept .2015 via e-mail ,
Up to 31 Oct. 2015 via mail - paper filing, send to the club address: Zdunska Wola SP7PZS Amateur Radio Club, ul. Ceramic 10, 98-220 Zdunska Wola, Poland.
On or after January 2016 cards and diplomas will be mailed.

Fees for issuing diploma:
a. Polish stations, members of the PAC 15,00 zl.
b.. Polish stations affiliated to the ECV 20,00 zl.
c.  Foreign stations 10,00 €.

The fee includes the cost of delivery of the diploma by mail.

The fee must be made to: Lodz Regional Office PAC, AFTER. Box 442, 90-950 Lodz 1, POLAND.

EN 45 2030 0045 1110 0000 0409 7060

Certificate shall be issued on the basis of the report containing the log extract in Cabrillo format for communications or SWL conducted at the following address: e-mail: . Along with the application should be sent to scan the diploma fee payment confirmation.

Award Manager of the Richard SP7JYU e-mail address . Award Manager may require any cards used in your application at their discretion.

Internet:  for 3Z0MK

Tks 8/2/15

1-30 August 2015

CHILE                                   CHILEAN MINING Award

This year 2015, the month of August marks the 44th anniversary of the Chilean Mining and One Group of Chilean Radio Amateurs. They are offering the following special award available to all licensed radio amateur or SWL worldwide. Contact as many as possible of special event stations using the "XR" prefix with a suffix of "MIN". Valid contacts will be possible in any mode or band between 80 meters and 6 meters.

Awards and Plaques:
1. World Winner: Original Copper Plaque, Donored by Chuquicamata Mine + World Winner Award
2. Band Winners (10 Awards one for each of these bands: 6-10-12-15-17-18-20-30-40-80.
3. Mode Winners (4 Awards(SSB-CW-RTTY-PSK)

For amateurs around the world cust contact as many other Special XR calls as possible, Each contact with one of these stations = 10 points, Look for the following;   XR1MIN XR2MIN XR3MIN XR4MIN XR5MIN XR6MIN XR7MIN XR8MIN, 
Official Station XR44MIN = 50 points on each Band

Operators are from the CE DX Group , CE3WW Contest Team, or 3G1H Antofagasta Dx Contest Group. Also Radio Club Members from: CE1CA Radio Club Cavancha de Iquique, CE1RCH Radio Club Chuquicamata. QSL INFO: XQ4CW Danilo Lara, Andacollo 122, Curicó – Chile.

To apply, send log extract with all bands/modes QSOs made to:
Internet:  for XR6MIN 

Tks 8/2/15

9 August to 3 September 2015

Russia                                           Award Manchurian August

In August 1945, Russia forces, having joined with Allied forces in Germany turned its army to Asia and moved against the forces of the Empire of Japan.  This diploma has been established by the radio Amateurs of Primorsky Krai in the memory of the Soviet soldiers who died in August 1945 during the liberation of South Sakhalin, China, and Korea, and in connection with the 70th anniversary of the end of World war II.

During the period from 9 August to 3 September 2015 make contact by Telegraph (CW), phone (SSB) and digital (DIGI) contact with Amateur radio stations of the following regions of Russia:
Zabaikal krai (0U); 
1. The Amur region (0J);
2. Primorsky Krai (0L);
3. Khabarovsk Krai (0C);
4, Sakhalin island (0F); 
5, Jewish Autonomous Oblast (0D);

And the countries of:
1. People's Republic of China;
2. Mongolia;
3. Korea.

Amateurs who are veterans of the 2nd World War, require only1 QSO with an Amateur radio station from the above list. Types of communication: CW, SSB, DIGI, MIX. Points required: make contacts with stations in the above areas using any method of communication to score a total of 70 points. Every QSO/SWL = one point.  Repeated QSO/SWL towards earning the diploma with other other types of communication and other bands are not counted for the award.
Multipliers are the areas of the Far East of Russia (call area and suffix of callsigns of 0U, 0J, 0L, 0C, 0F, 0D), and countries: 
- Mongolia;
- People's Republic of China; 
- Korea. 
The total amount of points: points for QSO/SWL are multiplied by the number of Multipliers 
The award is available for free in electronic format. Send an e-mail with a log extract of the stations you have contacted to Award manager: Roman Nazarov, RU0LR, E-Mail: RU0LR@MAIL.RU . Applications for the award will be accepted until October 3, 2015.

Tks RU0LR 8/28/15

14 - 30 August 2015

POLAND "Enigma" Award     (PZK)

The event is organized by the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and the direct patronage of the event is held by Bydgoszcz local branch of PZK. This event’s goal honors Marian Rejewski, whose successes in cracking Enigma cipher changed course of events during World War II.

The award period is from August 14th to August 30th 2015. The end date is subject to change. Information about possible change of the end date will show up at appropriate time on the event website.

We invite the participation in the event from all ham radio operators and SWLs from all over the world.


Look for the following special calls will participate in this event:

These special event stations will be active on all bands from 80 m to 10 m, including WARC bands.
Special stations will use following modes: CW, Phone and DIGI (all digital modes will count as one)

For QSOs with SN0CIPHER station, you will receive a cryptogram, which you must decode. This station will give a new cryptogram for each QSO on new band or new mode. Cryptograms will automatically show up on the website of event.

For QSOs with SN1ENIGMA, SN2ENIGMA and SN3ENIGMA stations, you will receive the decryption data necessary to decode the cryptogram. In order to decode one cryptogram it is necessary to make a QSO with all three stations using the ENIGMA suffix. In order to receive more decryption data, a QSO can be repeated on a different band or different mode, i.e. operator that has already a QSO on 20m CW with SN1ENIGMA station, can repeat it only on different band or different mode.

The special station SN0LEAK will be active for only 3 days during the event without providing exact times. The station will call CQ as long as it will not be added to DX Cluster. At the moment of showing up on a DX Cluster, the station will announce QRT for 30 minutes after which it will start calling CQ again on a different band or different mode. For QSO with the SN0LEAK station operator receives all necessary data to decode the first not fully decoded cryptogram. Only one cryptogram can be decoded this way. Repeated QSOs will not count for the award.

The same rules apply to SWLs. In order for SWL report to be accepted, the calls of both correspondents must agree with the log of special station and the time of QSO cannot differ by more than 3 minutes.

All information on the web site will show up after the uploading of special stations logs. Logs will be uploaded at least once a day after all stations finish their work. SWLs must upload their logs in Cabrillo format using the website of the event. Logs must be fully consistent with Cabrillo format. Logs can be uploaded up to one week after the event is finished. After that point uploading of logs will not be possible anymore.

Using decryption data and the website of the event operators must decode all received cryptograms. The operator who receives and correctly decodes at least 3 cryptograms will be rewarded with a diploma, which can be downloaded from the event web site, containing call sign and the name of operator as well as number of decoded cryptograms. The diploma will also contain the place taken by operator in general classification. General classification will be held separately for ham radio operators from Poland, Europe, rest of the World and SWLs despite of location. The diploma will contain a signature of the daughter of Marian Rejewski – Janina Sylwestrzak.

Nine operators and three SWLs who will manage to decode the highest amount of cryptograms in the least amount of time will receive a reward – a statuette with the representation of Enigma machine. The statuette will include the call sign of operator / SWL. Three statuettes will be assigned to operators form Poland, Europe (except Poland), rest of the World and SWLs despite of their location. In order to receive the reward operator does not need to decode all cryptograms, but the highest amount of them in the least amount of time. If a few operators will manage to decode all cryptograms or the same amount of cryptograms, the time in which they managed to do it will decide their place in general classification.

Diplomas will be available for download after the completion of the event from the web site of the event. Certificates will be sent when the event has completed.


Tks 5/29/15

22 - 29 August 2015

SPAIN                                           1st Diploma "Almeria August Fair " ED7URI

The Spanish Union Association of Amateur Radio of Almería (Local section of URE) sponsors the 1st Diploma "Almeria fair in August", with the following rules:

1.-Eligibility: all licensed amateurs and radio listeners (SWL), clubs and associations which are in possession of official licensed radio stations.
2.-Call: "ED7URI fair August 2015."
3 Bands: All bands and modes.
4. Dates: from 22 to 29 August 2015
5 Requirements of the award: Contact special event station ED7URI
     Category Basic - 3 Contacts on different days regardless of Band or Mode.
     Category Silver - 6 Contacts on different days regardless of Band or Mode
     Category Gold - 6 Contacts on at least 3 Bands regardless of Mode
     Category Platinum - 6 Contacts using all Modes and at least 3 Bands .
6. A trophy which shall be sent by certified mail free of charge will be drawn among all participants who meet the award requirements. All those who earn the diploma to the " Feria de Almería", free and in "pdf" format. via email or for download
7. the members to the Local section of URE Almería will be making contacts a station per band/day.
8. Applicants must send a log showing: date, contacted station, UTC time, band and their correct address to the Union of amateur radio Spanish of Almería, P.O. Box 389, 04080 Almeria, Spain or sent by e-mail at . attaching the file/log
with their call sign in the Subject area. .
9. Deadline for applications is September 20, 2015.
10. It is not necessary to send cards. URE Almeria will confirm the ED7URI via Association. For direct route, they shall send on auto run with sufficient postage for return
11. Participation in this trophy involves the acceptance of the present rules. Lists received without the requirements, shall be taken as lists of check and control and not enter the draw. .


Tks for ED7URI 6/28/15

22 August to 13 September 2015


SPAIN                                  80th Anniversary Tour of Spain

This award celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Bicycle Race known as the Tour of Spain is sponsored by three Radio Clubs, ROS EUROPEAN CLUB (ERC), VICTOR MIKE DELTA DX GROUP (MDV) and CLUB RADIO ASSOCIATION Alcarrenian (ARCA). The diploma is open to all amateurs and short wave listeners.

Make contacts with special event stations EH3VCE, EH4VCE and EH5VCE (hereinafter called the EHxVCE stations) which will be active during the Tour of Spain. Same station may be contacted for awards purposes on the same day as long as either a mode and / or different band is used. .
Valid Modes: Phone, MGM Any kind of mode generated by machines and CW.
Note that contacts made two or more times with the same station on the same day EHxVCE, and band are thus not valid and our checking system will reject it automatically.

Types of diplomas: Two types of diplomas will be awarded depending on the number of contacts made. Two levels of the award are available solely in mixed mode.
     A. Silver Diploma. - 15 contacts are required.
     B. Gold Diploma. - 20 contacts are required. .

Getting diplomas: The special event stations will send log data to a computer and you can always check to see your status by looking at: The diploma will be generated fully automatically from that site once you have obtained any of the levels of required contacts.

SWL’s: The conditions for obtaining the diplomas are the same as for amateurs. For a listener to establish a contact it must indicate at least 3 consecutive EHxVCE communications made between a special event station and its QSOs. Such statements must indicate the following fields: "Day, Frequency, Time UTC, and Mode 3 consecutive contacts."

Listeners should send a log in adif format sent to the following email address: , indicating in the subject line the applicant’s is a listener. For the preparation of adif should use the spreadsheet prepared by DL1HW adif2xls2adif_v0.98d.xlsm that can downloaded at

Emails from listeners who do not meet these conditions will be discarded.

E-mail: ea3hky@gmail.con
Internet: :

Tks 8/30/15

Sept 19 - 28, 2015

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 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.

Additional info on M0HEM:

Tks M0HEM 1/14/15


(Sample of award used for 2014).