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
8 December 2015 20 November 2016 Italy  Jubilee of Mercy 2015-2016 X K1BV Research 11/30/15


Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source  Added
1 February 2016 10 July 2016 Italy 1st A.R.P.I. Award Navigators and Explorers X Andrea - IU4DEG 2/7/16
14 February 2016 5 November 2016  Poland 20th Anniversary of the Rybnik Branch No. 31 of PZK ( HF31ROT) X 2/7/16
1 March 2016 30 October 2016 Russia Eagle - 450 Years Anniversary X 3/31/16
1 March 2016 31 October 2016 Poland 100 Years of the City Dabrowa Gornicza X
appreciated 4/29/16
16 March 2016 16 June 2016 Russia Radio Marathon: "Inventors of Telecommunications X K1BV Research  3/17/16
1 April 2016 30 June 2016 Ukraine UR-HAMRADIO-90 X Victor UX5PS 3/31/16
22 April 2016 4 June 2016 Italy CQ Vespa Award X SP9JPA Blog 4/25/16
1 May 2016 30 June 2016 Italy  Canova Certificate   K1BV  Research 6/25/16
1 May 2016 31 December 2016 Russia Diploma Soldiers of Victory X 5/21/16
1 May 2016 18 September 2016 Italy ORCOLAT 1976 - 20-16 4/20/16
1 May 2016
1 December 2016
28 May 2016
28 December 2016
Netherlands 35th Anniversary Section 54 VERON (PI35ETL) X PA2CVD 3/22/16
7 May 2016 8 May 2016 USA Indiana Bicentennial County Award Rules   WB9CIF 10/27/15
Mid/Late May 2016 Mid June 2016 Norfolk Island WIA Award for Norfolk Island   VK3PC/W2VU 2/1/16
28 May 2016 31 December 2016 Azores Islands U.R.A. 30th Anniversary Award X CU3AA 6/16/16
1 June 2016 19 June 2016 Lithuania 90th Anniversary for Lithuanian Radio Broadcasting X QRZ. 6/2/16
1 June 2016 30 June 2016 Hungary DANUBE River Ham Radio Activity Award   K1BV Research 6/2/16
1 June 2016 30 August 2016 Russia 90 Years of Broadcasting in Saratov (RA32SA) X 6/1/16
4 June 2016 5 June 2016 USA Museum Ships Weekend Event Award 5/20/16
10 June 2016 10 July 2016 France U.E.F.A. European Championship (Soccer) X-nominal 1€ ERAO 6/16/16
10 June 2016 11 July 2016 France EURO 2016 Award X DH1PAL 6/16/16
11 June 2016 31 December 2016 Netherlands 70th Anniversary of VERON Section A-01 Alkmaar (PI70ALK) 6/1/16
12 June 2016 12 July 2016 Dominican Republic 90th Anniversary of the Radio Club Dominicano X DX Summit 6/25/16
17 June 2016 26 June 2016 Poland Malopolska Air Picnic 2016   SP9JPA Blog 6/17/17
18 June 2016
25 June 2016
19 June 2016
26 June 2016
England/Germany International Museums Weekends 2016 X 5/20/16
25 June 2016 17 July 2016 Italy Operation HUSKY - Sicily 1943 Award   EB3WH and 6/26/16
1 July 2016 7 July 2016 USA 13 Colonies Award   Ohio Penn DX Bulletin 6/25/16
1 July 2016 31 August 2016 Russia RK9LWA - 70 Years on The Air X 6/25/16
1 July 2016 31 July 2016 Germany Sea of Peace Award ( SOP )   DH5MM 6/26/16
1 July 2016 31 July 2016 Russia The Lieutenant Ilyin Diploma 6/16/16
8 July 2016 23 July 2016 Ukraine The Inventor of Radio - 190 Years X 425 DX News 6/25/16
23 June 2016 23 July 2016 Russia Moto March "Slavic World in 2016 6/25/16
16 July 2016 23 July 2016 Austria YOTA 2016 Award   9A1AA 6/2/16
22 July 2016 25 July 2016 Russia The Volzhsky Diploma X 5/21/16
23 July 2016 25 July 2016 Russia Russia "W-R16CWC" Award X 6/25/16

8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016

ITALY                                                                           Jubilee of Mercy 2015-2016

Pope Francis announced an extraordinary Holy Year with ten years in advance, a historic event, 15 years after the Great Jubilee of 2000 initiated by St. John Paul II. The Jubilee will begin with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica on December 8, 2015, and will end on November 20, 2016

Pope Francis announced the celebration of an 'extraordinary Holy Year'. This 'Jubilee of Mercy' will commence with the opening of the Holy Door in St. Peter’s on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 2015, and will conclude on November 20, 2016 with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. At the start of the new year, the Holy Father had stated: 'This is the time of mercy. It is important that the lay faithful live it and bring it into different social environments. Go forth!'

In order to celebrate the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy and spread its message through the world, the branch of Rome of ARI is issuing an award which may earned by all Ham Radio Operators and SWL.


Award will be issued to Ham Radio Station / SWL collecting at least:
1. 80 points for stations located in Italy;
2. 50 points for stations located in Europe;
3. 25 points fot stations located outside Europe.

Dates of activity: between 00:00 UTC on December 8th, 2015 and 22:59 UTC on November 20th, 2016.
Frequencies: bands of 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters according to local and Italian regulations.
Modes: SSB, CW and DIGImodes, according to IARU band plan.

Valid stations and Point Values:
1. IIØIEM special call = 5pts;
2. IQ0RM ARI Roma callsign = 3pts;
3. Members of ARI Roma running the award = 1pt. each.

Valid callsigns will be listed on and profile for IIØIEM.
Only one QSO per day, per mode is allowed on the same band for each valid station.
The final score will be calculated by adding points for valid QSOs according to the above table.
(Both IIØIEM and IQØRM must be contacted at least once.)
Logs shall be submitted in .adif format on or before December 31st, 2016 and sent via email to , using the subject IIØIEM <your callsign>. Please use your callsign as file name.

Late submissions will receive the award but will not be included in final ranking.
The award will be submitted in electronic format via email to all participants.
A paper version can be obtained by contributing to printing and shipping expenses of EUR10/USD15 via bank transfer to the following address:
Payable to: A.R.I. Associazione Radioamatori Italiani – Roma
Bank details (IBAN): IT64E0100503201000000014723
Reason: IIØIEM Award

Three different categories will be ranked:
Cat. "A" – Italian stations, all modes;
Cat. "B" – European stations, all modes;
Cat. "C" – World stations, all modes.

Prizes: Stations in 1st and 2nd place for each category will be awarded a special plate.

Contacts: ARI Roma stations running the award – 1pt. each.

IØOWO Giuseppe (DIGIT)
IØSBA Antonio (SSB)
IØZY Gianfranco (SSB)
IKØIRF Antonello (SSB)
IKØJOE Daniele (SSB)
IKØPEA Giammario (DIGIT)

IKØTWN Giovanni (CW)
IWØBET Giovanni (SSB)
IWØCZC Stefano (SSB)
IWØGTA Giovanni (SSB)
IZØJSD Alessandro (SSB)
IZØPAU Marcello (SSB)
IZØPEB Armando (SSB)


Tks K1BV Research 11/3015


1 February to 10 July 2016

ITALY                                            1st A.R.P.I Award Navigators Explorers

This award is by the "A.R.P.I." group and is dedicated to six famous Navigators Explorers and it’s open to all OM and SWL operators.
Award Period: 10 days for in each month January to July.

Navigator Explorer with the following schedule:
Cristoforo Colombo from 1/Feb to 10/Feb
Amerigo Vespucci from 1 March to 10/MarchFerdinando Magellano from 1/April to 10/April
Giovanni Caboto from 01/May to 10/May
Vasco de Gama from 01/June to 10/June
Enrique the Navigator from 01/July to 10/July

Operating Bands: 10-20-40-80 meter bands
Modes: SSB CW Digital modes (RTTY and PSK)

Points: each QSO = 5 points except for QSOs with Jolly (wild card) stations who = 10 points. The same activator can be contacted on the same day but in different BANDS or MODES. Operators will call with ""CQ 1st Award ARPI Navigators Explorers". The updated list of the activator stations and jolly station can be found at web page.

Oms who are interested in obtaining one or all the Diplomas and enter the ranking for the final prizes, will have to make QSOs with the activators ARPI stations and reach a minimum score of 100 points for each diploma.

The Diploma will be sent in PDF format for free. All those who request a Diploma will automatically entered into a final list ranking of related category.
No Contribution for the Diploma in JPG PDF format is needed. However, a contribution fee of 10 euros is required if a A4 printed version of the diploma is requested by traditonal post mail. For more details write to:

Logs: send your logs to the mail address: The station logs must provide all QSO information including report of the the names of Activators, QSO Date, QSO Time in UTC format, Points earned and QSO Frequency.
Logs with incomplete data will not be counted for the final award ranking. Logs must be sent within 20 days from the end of each diploma in PDF or Excell format either via e-mail or via snail mail to the Award Manager IZ1MLC Vito Tirrito Box 10 C.P. 10070 Corio (TO) Italy


Tks Andrea IU4DEG 2/2/16

14 February to 26 March 2016
4 - 5 November 2016

POLAND 20th Anniversary of the Rybnik Branch No. 31 of PZK ( HF31ROT)

1. The special-event station HF31ROT has been activated to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Rybnik Branch of PZK.
2. Operating periods: 14 Feb to 26 March 2016 and 4-5 November 2016 (the former date refers to the date of the founding meeting and PZK Branch approval, in full weeks, and the latter to the ROP Activity Days in 2016).
3. The special-event station will be operated by the Rybnik Branch amateurs, giving their names or call signs.
4. You may earn an electronic Award for making the required number of QSO’s with various HF31ROT operators. Send your Cabrillo log extract to:
5. Required numbers of QSO’s:
     A. SP applicants – 5,
     B. other EU – 3,
     C. DX – 2 QSO’s.
6. The Polish station which makes the highest number of contacts with different operators will be rewarded.
7. Award Manager: Hubert SP9MDY.


1 March to 30 October 2016

RUSSIA                                      Eagle - 450 years

The Russian city of Orel is derived from the word "Eagle". This award celebrates the 450th Anniversary of the founding of Orel. The award is designed as an electronic image file, and is free of charge.

Requirements: During the period from March 1, 2016 on October 30, 2016 earn a minimum of 450 points for QSOs made with special event call signs which are dedicated to the 450th anniversary of the city of Eagle. These are: R1566O, R450O, RO450Y .

Dates of planned activity:
R1566O 11.03-5.06.2016
R450O 5.06-5.09.2016
RO450Y 1.08-30.10.2016

The goal is to earn 450 points. Each QSO gives 50 points. Repeated QSOs are counted if made on different bands an modes. The diploma is issued in electronic form. When you have made the required contacts, go to website:  and you will be able to download the award.

At the end of the activity you can order QSL via OQRS on the QSL-bureau of their respective countries and regions.

Qsl manager Roman Kruzhalin R2EA
award manager: Boris Lyakhov R3EE
Grateful layout designer Nikolai Zherdev R3EX


Tks 3/26/16

March 1, 2016 to April 12, 2016

1 - 31 March 2016

ROMANIA                                        80th Anniversary of the Romanian National Association of Amateurs              YO80YR5

This award commemorates the founding of the FRR- Federatia Romana de Radioamatorism on 1 March 1936, 80 years ago. In March 2016, the special event call sign of YO80YR5 will be used to remember this occasion.  The "YO" is today the main prefix in Romania, 80 represents the years 1936 to 2016 and YR5 was the Romanian prefix used in 1936.

A special award is available as follows: Earn 25 points by working YO80YR5 on different bands and modes. Each contact made on a different band/mode QSO = 5 points.

Send an e-mail with a log extract of these contacts to . The Electronic certicicate will be sent to you in digital format so you may print or display it as you wish. The awared is free. Printed copies are available for 5 lei for Romania and 5 Euro outside Romania.

From 10 March or later, you can download your award directly from

Tks 3/14/16

1 Mar to 31 Oct 2016

POLAND                                       100 YEARS OF THE CITY DABROWA GÓRNICZA

1. The Award is issued of the occasion ot the 100th anniversary of the City Dabrowa Górnicza .
2. To receive the Award you should have made QSO with stations of the Ham Radio Clubs in Dabrowa Górnicza , members of this Clubs and other Hams from Dabrowa Górnicza , and obtain a minimum of 100 points .
3. QSOs may be made from 01 March 2016 to 31 October 2016, on all amateur bands and all available types of emission , also via repeaters and Echolink .
4. QSOs with the same station can be repeated several times , but not in the same day, except QSOs using different bands or modes.
5. One QSO with special station 3Z100DG is obligatory .
6. Point Values :
     a. QSOs with special stations 3Z100DG , SP100DG , SQ100DG , SO100DG , SN100GD , HF100DG = 10 points.
     b. QSOs with the Club stations SP9PBH , 3Z9SRG , 3Z9DG , SP9PDG , and any other members of this Club = 5 points.
     c. QSOs with other stations from Dabrowa Górnicza = 1 point.
     d. QSOs on VHF and UHF count double ( x2 )
     e. Multiplier : Polish stations X1, Europeans X2 and DX Stations X5.
7. Application for the Award in form of a text file (eg.txt , doc , Cabrillo) should be sent no later than 30 November 2016 by e-mail to : . The application should include your Name , Call-sign , e-mail address and list of QSOs, Call-sign , date , time (UTC) , band , emission , RS(T) S/R , points .
8. The Award will be isued in electronic form for self printing and sent to the e-mail address specified in the application .
9. The Award will be issued for free , but any donations are welcome. Any donations can be paid into bank account ofthe Association " Razem Glosniej " number : PL 95 1020 2498 0000 8602 0574 6252 .



March 16 to June 16, 2016

RUSSIA                                             Radio Marathon "INVENTORS TELECOMMUNICATION"

The international scientific-educational radio marathon "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION" has been established by the Russian Geographical Society with the support of radio clubs and amateur radio operators in Russia to call attention to the personalities who played a prominent role in the history of telecommunications.

The purpose of the international radio marathon "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION" is to transfer to radio amateurs all over the world, a body of knowledge of the history of telecommunications, development outlook, the ability to individual creative solutions for self-learning, as well as the formation of humanistic values.

Knowledge of the history of telecommunications decides a world view, general cultural problem. After all means of communication were established efforts of many scientists, engineers, inventors of all developed countries of the world. Communications World international, and with it humanity is beginning to overcome the accumulated hostility and mistrust between the peoples.

Special days of activity for this radio marathon will be:
16 March - Birthdate of A.S. Popov.
18 April - World Day of Amateur Radio.
7 May - Honoring the Russian physicist Alexander S. Popov.
17 May - World Information Society Day. (Previously called International Telecommunications Day).

Award Rules: The inventors of the telecommunications March 16 - June 16, 2016

You may earn several diplomas and awards of the international amateur scientific and educational diploma program "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION" by conducting radio contacts (SWL OK) from 16 March (00 UTC) to 16 June (00 UTC) of 2016 by contacting special event stations using the prefix RT, the number 73, with a prefix that contains the initials of the individual being honored, XX for their contribution as Inventors of Telecommunication.

To earn the 7 different thematic classes you need to contact the following number of stations, indicating the international amateur radio digital code expression *:
To earn the 3 different awards "INVENTORS TELECOMMUNICATION» PLAQUE and TROPHY you need to dial the following number of QSO:

1. The award "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION» PLAQUE: 200 QSO
2. The award "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION» TROPHY: 250 QSO
3. The award "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION" GLASS: 300 QSO

The above wooden plaques for "Inventor TELECOMMUNICATION» PLAQUE & TROPHY are mounted on a metal base (weight: 0.5 kg, plaque - 23 x 30.5 cm, metal - 19 x 26 cm).

A special Glass award "INVENTORS TELECOMMUNICATION» features optical glass with laser engraving and gift box (weight: 0.5 kg).

Repeated QSOs / SWL with special radios RT 73 XX, dedicated to the great and well-known telecommunication inventors may be worked multiple time using various HF & VHF bands and different modes (telephone, telegraph, digital types) from March 16 to June 16, 2016.

For radio stations that are located on separate continents of NA, SA, OC, AF, AS ( with the exception of Russia and CIS countries) each contact is worth double points.

The observers (SWL) should send such reports to the monitoring report to the Organizing Committee.

All 7 thematic diplomas are issued solely in electronic form free of charge through the system automated system of HAMLOG RU which is located at: . They will receive reports from all participants which will be used to verify your contacts.

While the paper awards are free of charge, there will be a charge made for the Awards which are PLAQUES, TROPHY and GLASS. Contact sponsor for details to send to your country.



1. RT73AP Alexander Stepanovich Popov
2. RT73SM Samuel Finley Breese Morse
3. RT73NT Nikola Tesla
4. RT73ES Ernst Werner Siemens
5. RT73TE Thomas Alva Edison
6. RT73HH Henry Rudolf Hertz
7. RT73GM Guglielmo Marconi
8. RT73JG Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
9. RT73AV Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
10. RT73AA Andre-Marie Ampere
11. RT73MF Michael Faraday
12. RT73JM James Clerk Maxwell
13. RT73DH David Edward Hughes
14. RT73OL Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge
15. RT73WC William Crookes
16. RT73GP Greenleaf Whittier Pickard
17. RT73EA Edwin Howard Armstrong
18. RT73AR Augusto Riga
19. RT73EB Edouard Branly
20. RT73HL Hendrik Antoon Lorentz
21. RT73AL Alexander Lodygin
22. RT73PY Pavel Yablochkov
23. RT73VZ Vladimir K. Zworykin
24. RT73DD Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky
25. RT73BY Moritz von Jacobi
26. RT73RH Robert Hooke
27. RT73PA Alexander M. (Eng. Alexander Matveevich Poniatoff
28. RT73DL Dmitry Lachinov
29. RT73LO Oleg Losev
30. RT73EL Heinrich Lenz
31. RT73BR Boris Rosing
32. RT73SK Simon Isidorovich Kataev
33. RT73AB Alexander Bain
34. RT73KB Karl Ferdinand Braun
35. RT73OA Abgarovich Hovhannes Adamyan
36. RT73YL Yakov Semenovich Lapovok.
37. RT73BB Mikhail Bonch-Bruevich
38. RT73FL Fedor Lbov
39. R73BA Alexander Graham
40. RT73JH Joseph Henry
41. RT73AM Antonio Meucci


42. RT73LF Lee de Forest
43. RT73JB Logue John Baird
44. RT73CW Sir Charles Wheatstone
45. RT73FS Francisco de Salva
46. RT73EK Ernst Ernst
47. RT73LL Leonid Labutin
48. RT73AS Adolf Slaby
49. RT73ML Malone Loomis (Mahlon Loomis)
50. RT73SH Hasegawa Sako, JA1MP .
51. RT73CC Claude Chappe
52. RT73HE Hans Christian Orsted
53. RT73PS Pavel Schilling
54. RT73JF Sir John Ambrose Fleming
55. RT73JD John Frederick Daniel
56. RT73CS Karl August Steynhel
57. RT73WG William Robert Grove
58. RT73VA Alfred Vail
59. RT73MA Baron Manfred von Ardenne
60. RT73VK Valentin Kovalenkov
61. RT73WD William Du Bois Duddel
62. RT73VP Valdemar Poulsen
63. RT73RF Reginald Aubrey Fessenden
64. RT73BJ Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose
65. RT73ER Ernst Rumer
66. RT73JT John Trowbridge
67. RT73WP William Henry Preece
68. RT73RL Lieben Robert
69. RT73IA Isamu Akasaki
70. RT73SN Shuji Nakamura
71. RT73NS Nathan Stubblefield
72. RT73VS Walter Hermann Schottky
73. RT73FM Fritz Walter
74. RT73PG Pavel Golubitskiy
75. RT73VV Valentin Petrovich Vologdin
76. RT73WS William Bradford Shockley
77. RT73WB Walter Houser Bratt
78. RT73SF Cyrus West Field
79. RT73JK Jack Art .
80. RT3NM Sir Nevill Francis Mott
81. RT73JV Hazbruk John Van
82. RT73LG Luigi Galvani

Basic Rules document:


Tks K1BV Research 3/16/16


1 April to 30 June 2016

UKRAINE                                                     "UR-HAMRADIO-90"

In February 1926 the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR adopted a resolution "On the use of the private radio stations", which legalized the issuance of amateur radio callsigns in the USSR. In the same year the first three Ukrainian stations received their licenses:
1. 03RA – Fyodor Davydov (Yuzhny, Kharkiv region),
2. RA-23 (Kharkiv Main Chamber of Weights and Measures, club station),
3. RA-31 (Kharkiv Institute of Technology, club station).

In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the appearance on the air the first Ukrainian amateur radio stations the "Retro" section of the Chuguev club "Radiohvylya" is sponsoring the "UR-HAMRADIO-90" award.

To obtain the award it is necessary to earn a at least 90 points for QSOs with the Ukrainian radio amateurs in the period from April 1 to June30, 2016. Repeated QSOs are allowed on different bands irrespective of the modulation.

A. For Ukrainian stations:
1. Special event station EM90LUR = 20 points.
2. Radio stations from Kharkiv region (the first letter of the suffix is L) = 5 points.
3. Other Ukrainian radio stations = 3 points.

B. For stations from Europe the points shown above are doubled, and for those from other continents - tripled.

Application in the form of a log extract should be sent to the award manager’s address: Alexander Roslyak (UX3LF), 43, Chuguev, Kharkiv reg., 63503, Ukraine or to E-mail " ".

Award fee: amateurs of the Ukraine the cost of the paper award including shipment - 20 UAH, for radio amateurs in other countries, the fee is $4. An award is also available in electronic form free of charge.

Thanks Victor UX5PS 3/25/16

23 April 2016

England                                                International Marconi Day Award

Special Note: International Marconi Day 2016 is dedicated to Norman G4USB one of the founders of the event now in it's 29th year. Norman sadly and unexpectedly passed away in February after a short illness.

This is a 24-hour period of Operation on 23rd April 2016 to recognize the Birthday of Gugliemo Marconi, the Italian who helped develop the potential of Radio. Look for, and work stations which are located in all parts of the world which have a strong connection with the "Father" of Radio, including sites of old antenna farms, cities where he established the first manufacturing plants to produce radios and more.

Award Period : 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC on 23 April, 2016.

As in previous years the event will run for a full 24 hours with contacts made on HF only counting towards the award. All modes of radio communication are accepted towards the award and are actively encouraged. Please note that VHF, UHF, internet modes such as Echolink and Digital Voice modes will not count towards the award for IMD.

The Certificates are of a very high quality and are well worth obtaining to display on the wall of any Shack. They are based on an original Marconi Stock Certificate Circa 1901.

There are 2 categories which are offered:
1.TRANSMITTING AMATEUR - To establish direct two-way communication with 15 of the official Award Stations, mixed modes are permitted.
2. SHORTWAVE LISTENERS - To log two-way communications made by 15 of the official Award Stations, mixed modes are permitted.

The Cornish Radio Amateur Club offers two special Award Certificates for working authorised International Marconi Day Award Stations: one is for Transmitting Stations and the other for Short Wave Listeners. To earn the award you should state the Award Category claimed, and must be made in writing giving a FULL extract of your log together with your callsign and address. The log extract may be a certified copy of the original log or a certified computer print out. Alternatively, another amateur should certify that your log extract represents a true copy of the original log entries: if no other amateur is available, an adult signatory will be accepted.

Please post your claim to: KenTarry G0FIC, IMD Awards Manager, Cornish Amateur Radio Club, 38 Tresithney Road, Carharrack, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 5QZ, United Kingdom.

The cost of the Award is the same for all Classes, which is as follows:

$10.00 US (notes, NO cheques) , €10 (notes, NO cheques) , £5.00 Sterling. Please make cheques payable to "Cornish Radio Amateur Club" Only Sterling cheques can be accepted please, cheques in US $ or Euro, including Euro Cheques cost us more to negotiate at the Bank than we are charging for the award and once post and packing are considered we make a loss !

Only one HF/500 KHz radio contact with each IMD Special Event Station (Participating Station) will count towards the Award.
The Award is NOT cumulative, i.e. contacts made in previous or subsequent years with an IMD station WILL NOT count towards the Award. The required number of Award Stations must be worked during the SAME 24 hour period.
Qualifying Bands: All bands from 160 Metres to 10 Metres plus 500 KHz, 
(Note: Contacts on 6 Metres and above will not count towards the Award)

Modes Permitted: CW, SSB, FM, AM and available Digital Modes i.e RTTY, PSK31, JT65, SSTV

Award Stations For a list of IMD Award Stations, see our separate page – IMD Stations. This list is correct up to the time of the latest Web Page amendment. Only contacts from this list will be accepted for issue of the Award.

Facebook Page of IMD: 

Tks GB4IMD 4/22/16

22 April to 4 June l2016

ITALY                                                                                   CQ VESPA Award

Sponsored by the ARI Pontedera HAM Radio group, promote "CQ Vespa Award" during the period from 22 April until 04 June 2016. All IARU band and Modes are permitted, no repeaters or satellite communications.
You may contact the special event station IQ5DY one time per band/per mode for every day of the award period.

Point Values
Jolly Station IQ5DY = 15 points.
Pontedera's YL members = 10 points
Other stations located in Pontedera = 5 Points.

Cost of the award:
Digital Award requires 100 points and is free of charge.

Award in printed format requires 200 points and the fee is €10 to cover mailing costs. Fees may be paid electronically to: IBAN: IT82Q0523271130000000002276 ARI PONTEDERA .


Tks SP9JPA 4/25/16

1 May to 30 June 2016

ITALY                                                         Canova Certificate

The Antonio Canova Award is sponsored by the ARI Section of Treviso to celebrate the famous Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822) who was considered the greatest sculptor of his time in Europe.
To obtain the award, you need to contact amateur stations located in Treviso City.

Italian stations need 5 points (1 point per QSO).
Europeans need 2 points
All others 1 point.

Endorsements are available for a single band or mode.
Contacts must be made from 0000UTC 1 May to 30 June of each year. During this period, the special call IO3AC will be activated, and carries 5 points towards obtaining the award. Multiple QSO’s OK if made with different station operators. No repeater or satellite QSO’s.
Send a log extract and fee of €5, 10 IRC’s or the equivalent in $US to IK3GES Gabriele Gentile, address from


Tks K1BV Research 6/23/16

1 May to 31 December 2016

RUSSIA                                                           Diploma Soldiers of Victory

This award is devoted to Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin from the series "Soldiers of Victory" which was established by radio amateurs of Safonovo City in honor of the 71st anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War over Nazi invaders. Yuri Nikulin born December 18, 1921 in the city of Smolensk region Demidov. In 2011, a monument was erected on the artist's homeland.  During the Great Patriotic War, he fought near Leningrad and was demobilized in May 1946 with the rank of sergeant. During the war he was awarded the medal "For Courage", "For the Defense of Leningrad" and "For Victory over Germany". In 1985 he was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War II degree.

The award is issued in electronic form free of charge to all radio amateurs / observers who earn a minimum of 71 points.

1. Stations of the Smolensk region = 5 points, those making contact from the Demidov district = (SM-09) =10 points.
2. Amateur Radio stations of the Smolensk region with special call signs, which are dedicated to Victory Day, = 10 points.
3. For amateur radio stations from other continents, points are multiplied by 2.

The application for the award is your log extract (in electronic form) and sent to the e-mail address:


Tks K1BV Research 5/12/16

Image in 2016 file: NIKULIN.

1-22 May 2016 (First Period)
10-18 September 2016 (Second Period)

ITALY                                                                                 ORCOLAT 1976 - 2016

This award is sponsored by The Regional Committee of Friuli Venezia Giulia, with the close cooperation of the Sections ARI of Gorizia, ABLE, MANZANO, MONFALCONE, PORDENONE, SAN DANIELE, TRIESTE UDINE on the 40th anniversary of the historic earthquake, establishing a memorial diploma. The "Orcolat"is a recurrent figure in the folk tales of the region, a monster which was thought capable of triggering an earthquake.  Since 1976, the term has become synonymous with the earthquake which struck the Friuli Region.

.Background: May 6 - Earthquake in Friuli, July 21, a series of shocks of the tenth grade Mercalli, with the epicenter at Mount St. Simeon, destroyed Gemona , Tarcento , Tricesimo , Venzone , Colloredo di Monte Albano , Buja , Tolmezzo , Bordon and a good part of Upper Friuli. There were 965 dead, 3,000 injured, and 45,000 homeless.  On 11 -15 September - New earthquakes occurred in Friuli , in Gemona covering much of the Old Town that had previously withstood the shock of 6 May.  From this tragic event, which marked the history and evolution of our country and helped create that consciousness of protection of life and environment, was born the  Civil Protection system, able to react in case of emergency and to put in the field of forecasting and prevention. It continues today in in Friuli Venezia Giulia up to today.

Award Rules and Requirements:
1. Dates: The first period from 00.00 (UTC) of May 1 to 24.00 on 22 May 2016;
Second period from 00.00 (UTC) on September 10 at 24.00 of 18 September 2016.
2. Participation: open to radio amateurs and SWL around the world.
3. Modes: Emission modes: SSB, CW, RTTY, all digital modes;
4. Bands: 10, 15, 20, 40, 80, 160, 6, and 2 m
5. Look for stations calling:
     A. voice "CQ ORCOLAT"
|     B. for the CW and digital modes "CQ ORCO";
6. Jolly (Wild Card station): The station II3TF will be active for the duration of the diploma.  Only on the days of May 06 and September 15, the jolly station will be operational at the Central Office of Civil Protection of Friuli Venezia Giulia with headquarters in Palmanova (UD), giving a additional points. 

7. To obtain the diploma it is necessary to:
A. Make one Contact with the jolly station II3TF.
B Earn a Total of at least:
     a. 60 points Italian stations;
     b. 30 points stations not Italian;
     c. 30 points for SWL.
8 Those stations who wish to participate to the special prizes: make contacts during in both periods (May and September);
9. Point Values:
     a. 10 points with Jolly station from the seat of Civil Defense of Palmanova (UD) only in the days May 6 and September 15;
     b. 5 points with the Jolly station on other days.;
     c. 3 points: IQ3AZ - IQ3FX - IQ3GO - IQ3MF - IQ3MO - IQ3PN - IQ3TS - IQ3UD - IQ3UH;
     d. 2 points: Resident stations or portable transmitting from locations in the following list.  (For these locations are allowed activations by non-residents.)
     e. List of places most affected by the earthquake of the Province of UDINE:  Amaro - Artegna - Attimis - Bordon - Buja - Cassacco - Cavazzo Carnico - Colloredo di Monte Albano - Chiusaforte - Faedis - Forgaria in Friuli - Gemona del Friul i - Lusevera - Magnano in Riviera - Majano - Moggio Udinese - Montenars - Nimis - Osoppo - Pontebba - Resia - Resiutta - San Daniele del Friuli - Taipana - Tarcento - Tolmezzo - Trasaghis - Treppo Grande - Tricesimo - Venzone - Villa Santina.
     f. Places most affected by the earthquake in the province of Pordenone: Castelnovo del Friuli - Poffabro - Clauzetto - Fanna - Frisanco - Meduno - Sequals - Spilimbergo - Tramonti di Sopra - di Sotto - Travesio - Vito Tramonti d'Asio.
     g. 1 point: all other IV3 stations, IW3 of FVG and IV3 / xxx.
10. The same station can be contacted multiple times if QSOs made on different dates or on the same day but in bands and / or different modes.
11. Special Prize (A Plaque) for the station that has carried out the largest number of valid links.
12. Special Prize (A Targa) Section of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region which carried more links with their call IQ3XX.

13. The Award consists of: in a print on A4 size paper.
14. Log - The extract of the station log, signed by the applicant, must be received by 30 October 2016, together with a copy of the payment of €. 10.00 (€. 11,00 via PayPal or Wire Bank) to partially repay expenses in the indicated in the following ways.
15. The IQ3 stations, iv3, IW3 and IV3 / <name> FVG participating in the event as amateur radio stations will receive award points free a certificate of partnership for making at least 300 QSOs made with Italian unique names. These stations, being closely related to the diploma, should send your log in ADI or ADIF format, directly to the e-mail: .
16. Certificates will be issued to the stations that will operate from portable locations affected by the earthquakes and associated damage from the event listed above.

13. Refer to website for official news of the event.

     1) paper request: to be sent by 15 October 2016 (in case of late arrival the postmark will show if application was submitted on time. Sent to the address: ARI UDINE, Via A. Diaz, 58 33100 UDINE, ITALY. The request must be accompanied by a Self-adhesive label with your address above.

Example: LAST Name
their names
Via ......................, nr. civic
00000 - Propriopaese (Sigla Province)
The label will be affixed on the envelope in which will be sent to the diploma.
Simultaneously he is asked to not send envelopes nor send or request QSL.
2) electronic request via "FORM" available on page
3) The personal data will be integrated with the log send only format "ADI" or "ADIF" and copy of the payment of the aforesaid sum by transfer to the following account:
ARI Regional Committee of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Next Bank - branch in Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10-20121 Milan
IBAN IT24E0335901600100000139605
4. If you want to make a donation via PayPal, it will already be available on the form the button for direct payment. YOU SHOULD NOT SEND POSTAL MONEY ORDERS.
Any agreements or clarifications can be obtained from:  
Coupon arrival of the log and the contribution, the sponsor will carry out a cross-check on the accuracy of data and if correct the applicant's name shall be entered on the website , in the 'list of requests waiting to be processed.
The dispatch of the diploma will take place via Poste Italian or, if required, by e-mail format .pdf, in this case the 'entire contribution will be donated to charity.

Internet: http://www.ari-crfvg.

Tks 4/18/16  (Sorry for the errors in translation, the rules seem to have been written by Italian lawyers.)

7 - 8 May 2016 (First Chance, during Indiana QSO Party)
(Second Chance period: Entire Calendar Year 2016)

USA                                                 INDIANA BICENTENNIAL COUNTY AWARD RULES

The Hoosier DX and Contest Club is sponsoring this award recognizing the 200th anniversary of the statehood of Indiana.

There are two opportunities to obtain the Indiana Bicentennial County Award.

First opportunity:

1. Requirements: During the 2016 Indiana QSO Party (INQP) to be held from 1500 UTC May 7, 2016 to 0300 UTC May 8, 2016 contact each of the current 15 Indiana counties of Clark, Dearborn, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Orange, Perry, Posey, Switzerland, Warrick, Washington and Wayne.
2. Any band allowed for use during the 2016 Indiana QSO Party.
3. Any mode allowed for use during the 2016 Indiana QSO Party.
4. No endorsements are available for band or mode.
5. No repeater or cross-mode contacts allowed.
6. Applicants must use The Hoosier DX and Contest Club application form. The application, in PDF format, is available for downloading from The Hoosier DX and Contest Club website ( or you may send an SASE to the award manager.
7. Submit application, fee of US$5.00 and a 9 x 12 SASE for mailing of the certificate to the award manager. QSOs do not need to be confirmed by QSL cards. The award manager will confirm contact with the 15 counties by cross checking the 2016 INQP logs.
8. Mail applications to the Indiana Bicentennial County Award manager: Mark E. Musick, WB9CIF, 6242 South County Rd. 675E, Plainfield, IN 46168, USA.

9. Questions may be directed via e-mail to or via a SASE to the award manager.

Second opportunity:

1. Requirements: During the 2016 calendar year contact and verify via QSL card each of the current 15 Indiana counties of Clark, Dearborn, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Orange, Perry, Posey, Switzerland, Warrick, Washington and Wayne.
2. Any band.
3. Any mode.
4. Electronic confirmations are not allowed.
5. No endorsements are available for band or mode.
6. No repeater or cross-mode contacts allowed.
7. Applicants must use The Hoosier DX and Contest Club application form and GCR list.
8. The application and GCR list, in PDF format, are available for downloading from The Hoosier DX and Contest Club website ( ) or a SASE to the award manager.
9. The GCR list must be signed by two amateurs (neither of which is the applicant) verifying they have inspected the QSL cards for validity.
10. Submit application, GCR list, fee of US$5.00 and a 9 x 12 SASE for mailing of the certificate to the award manager.
11. The award manager reserves the right to request any QSL cards to check for validity.
12. Mail applications to the Indiana Bicentennial County Award manager: Mark E. Musick, WB9CIF, 
6242 South County Rd. 675E, Plainfield, IN 46168, USA.
13. Questions may be directed via e-mail to  or via a SASE to the award manager.

Activators Section of Award Rules:

The award may also be earned by fixed, portable or mobile stations which make contacts in support of the fixed stations who participate in earning the award.
1. During the 2016 Indiana QSO Party an amateur radio operator must operate from one or more of the 15 listed counties comprising the State of Indiana on December 11, 1816:
     Clark, Dearborn, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Orange, Perry, Posey, Switzerland, Warrick, Washington and Wayne.
2. The activators must make at least 25 QSOs to qualify for the award.  The 25 QSO minimum is an aggregate from one or more of the 15 qualifying counties.
3. This applies to fixed, portable, rover and mobile stations that meet the above criteria.
4. Example: a mobile operator travels through only 2 of the 15 counties during the 2016 INQP, makes 10 QSOs in one county and 15 in the second, the mobile station qualifies for the award.  The same applies to rovers.
5. There is no need to apply for the award.  HDXCC will send an activation certificate to all operators that qualify based on the logs submitted for the 2016 INQP.
6. These rules and the certificate can be found on the HDXCC website: 

Tks Mark Musick, WB9CIF 10/23/15

1- 28 May 2016
1 - 28 December 2016

Netherlands                                                                      35th Anniversary Section 54 VERON ( PI35ETL)

On the 23rd of May 1981, Section 54 of the VERON was founded. On 3rd of May 2016 Section 54 of the VERON observes its 35th anniversary which we will celebrate by using the special event call sign of PI35ETL.  This special event call sign, PI35ETL, will be operated by several members of Section 54 of the VERON on HF and also in VHF on different bands and operating modes.

The special call PI35ETL will be used from:
a. Sunday 1st of May 2016 until Saturday 28th of May 2016
b. Thursday 1st of December 2016 until Wednesday 28th of December 2016

A special award (digital only) will also be issued for the special call PI35ETL.
You can apply for the award if you meet one of the following conditions:
1. 2 QSO’s with PI35ETL on different band and/or modes
2. 1 QSO with PI35ETL and 1 QSO with a member of section 54 of the VERON during 2016
3. SWL: log 2 contacts with PI35ETL according 1. or 2.

Active members of section 54 of the VERON are: PA1ADG - PA1BR – PA1CPA – PA2CVD – PA9DD - PD0RWL – PE1RMO .

You can apply for the digital PI35ETL award by the award manager PD0RWL by filling out the form which appears if you click on . If the form is completed correctly, you will automatically receive an email that the request has been received ) Check unwanted mail when send message is displayed but email is not received within 30 minutes.

You can apply for the award up to no later than 1 February 2017.


Tks PA2CVD 3/22/16

3 - 9 May 2016

RUSSIA                            Heroes of The Dedicated Tankers (Victory-71)
                                          (71st Anniversary Victory over Fascism)

This certificate commemorates the 71st anniversary of the Victory over fascism, a tribute to the memory of those who defended Russia in WWII including those who forged victory by their work in the rear, in a sign of deep respect and thanks for their contribution to the victory over fascism. . The award "WIN-71" is offered by the radio amateurs of Lieven, Club radio RW3E, RT3E.

Award Rules: "VICTORY - 71"
1. The award may be earned by hams and observers all over the world.
2. Dates for valid QSOs are May 3 - 9, 2016.
3. All bands, HF and VHF may be used to make contacts.
4. REQUIREMENT: To obtain the award it is necessary to make 71 QSO with memorial stations who can be recognized by use of the RP71 prefix. Most will be Russian stations, but there will be some from other countries with special. call signs of these
countries formed in honor of Victory Day.
5. All modes including SSB, CW, and digital modes OK.
6. REQUIRED QSOs: radio stations with special memorial call signs of RP71IL, RP71NP, RP71O.
7. Repeated contacts OK if made on different bands, different days and using different modes.
8. SWLs may participate on similar conditions according to their status.
9. The application should be based on a log extract, communicated by e-mail to: The log extract should be in the form of a list in a text file such as (Cabrillo, ADIF, TXT, etc.).
which should contain: date, time, band, mode, call sign, report, (call sign of the second correspondent for SWL), as well as all information about the Applicant (name, full address), and the total number of contacts that are claimed. The subject line should follow this format: (Your call sign) CALL SIGN POBEDA_71
10. Applicants who meet the conditions of the award rules, can obtain the Diploma in electronic form, stating in his application the recipient's email address.
11. Diploma "Victory-71" is free and will be sent only in electronic form!
12. Acceptance of applications for diploma begins10 May 2016 . The final date that applications are accepted is 5 August 2016.

Also Internet:

Tks 4/28/16

Tanker 71 - WWII commemoration image.

This was the award design used for last year’s activity. Probably a new one this year.

6 - 22 May 2016

RUSSIA                                             Plaque "2016 ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP" RUSSIA.

A handsome plaque is available for contacting special event stations at the 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship, which this year will take place in Russia, in the cities of Moscow and St. - Petersburg during the period 6 to 22 May.
To earn the plaques it will be necessary to contact (or SWL/observation) with each of the 16 special stations, using any bands and modes during the days of activity (6 - 22 May 2016). A contact with R16REF supersedes any two missing stations. (Amateur radio operators in North and South America, Africa and Oceania need only contact eight of the special stations.)

Alternatively, you need to earn 60 points, according to the provisions of the diploma. At the same time, each contact with a special station = 2 points. Ham radio operators in North and South America, Africa, Australia and Oceania will earn 4 points for each special event station. . In this case, the allowed repetitions may be for contacts on different bands and different modes.

The plaques are 200 x 250 mm in size and constructed on a glossy silver material.

Cost of Plaques:
1. Russian stations: 1700 rubles Sberbank card.
2. CIS countries 2200 rubles through Unistream or WESTERN UNION.
3. Foreign radio amateurs $US44 or 39€. Payment may be made via PayPal.
4. The price includes shipping by registered post with track number, Avia-mail.

The first radio amateur to fulfill the conditions of earning the plaque, get it for free at number # 001.
The first three teams - promoters, who have spent the greatest amount of a QSO, plaques will also be sent free of charge.
Questions and requests in a free form, may be addressed to:
More information will appear soon on the official website of the program:


Tks OH3GZ 4/26/16

14 - 16 May 2016

NETHERLANDS Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation Weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, 14th/15th May 2016 the Netherlands will be holding a National Windmill and Pumping Station weekend during which many antique windmills and pumping stations will be open to the public to view.

For many years, in the U.K., the events of this weekend have been shared with amateur radio stations and became known as the ‘Mills on the Air’ weekend. In 2009 Jelle (PD5JFK) and Bernard (PB7Z) decided to set up for the first time their own special radio station to contact mills in Holland and elsewhere in Europe and so advertise the opening of Windmills and Pumping Stations. This proved to be so popular with millers and volunteers alike that they were encouraged to repeat this promotion each year and this year is the 8th year.

A list of participating sites is shown on their website.

This year for the first time the award program is extended to be international and include all radio stations at mills not only in Holland but worldwide. 

This Award can be earned by any station working:
a) Six different windmills or pumping stations or,
b) Six QSO’s with windmills or pumping stations on different Bands/Modes.

There is only one way to receive the Award. We offer the free pdf award via email beginning this year, 2016. No printed paper version will be offered.

The Award program is open also to SWL’s and winners will have a special PDF version sent via email. We require the log be sent by e-mail showing the QSO’s of both sides of the contact. The Award will be free sent via email.

The Award can be applied via:
E-mail for registering windmills is:

Tks Ukraine QRP Club 2/12/16


29 - 30 April 2016

POLAND                                     DIPLOMA - HUBAL

This award is organized and sponsored by the School Amateur Radio Club SP7PTM, in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. Special event station SP0H will celebrate the 76 th anniversary of the end of detachment Polish Army of Major "Hubal ' Henryk Dobrzanski, who died on 30 April, 1940.  To earn the award, you must make at least one QSO/SWL with the special event station SP0H during the period 29 April 2016 to – 30 April 2016.

All bands and modes are OK.  Diploma is issued in electronic form and sent to e-mail address specified in your e-mail message.
Send a log extract of your contact with SP0H to:

The application should include:
- A call sign of the station
- Full name of the operator
- Date/time of communications conducted with SP0H


Tks 4/29/16

May/June 2016

NORFOLK ISLAND                           WIA Award for Norfolk Island

The rare DX entity of Norfolk Island will host the 2016 Wireless Institute of Australia annual general meeting and other events on 27, 28 and 29 May 2016, A short term award has been developed to recognize a large number of active stations on this rare island on the dates which precede and following the general meeting.

Called the Norfolk Island Award-2016, it requires making contact with stations over a two week period (May-June) 2016 that are expected to attend the Wireless Institute of Australia annual general meeting. There will be plenty of activity at this very rare DX entity in what is believed to be the biggest Amateur Radio DXpedition of its kind. If you still need Norfolk Island, this spurt of activity is expected to be popular with award seekers and DXers throughout the world.

The commemorative special event station for WWI, VI9ANZAC, will be active and of course will count for Norfolk Island., Other stations expected are VK9NT, the WIA Station VK9WI,  some QRP activity, and individual call signs that take advantage of being on the DX entity for this event.


1. Stations on Norfolk Island need to log 20 other stations on Norfolk Island (local contacts).
2. All other operators have to log 10 contacts on Norfolk Island during the award period.

Each qualifying station may be worked once only on a frequency band, and will count for additonal award QSOs if contacted on other bands.

Applying for the award: Claims for the Norfolk Island Award must include a log extract of qualifying contacts, the payment of $5, and be sent to: WIA Office, PO Box 2042, Bayswater Victoria, Australia, 3153.

Tks VK3PC and W2VU 1/26/16
(Chg 1/28/16)

28 May to 31 December 2016

AZORES ISLANDS                                           U.R.A. 30th Anniversary Award

The União de Radioamadores dos Açores has established the U.R.A. 30 YEARS AWARD to commemorate its founding on 28 of May, 1986. The requirements are quite simple: Make 3 QSOs or SWL Reports on different bands with station CU3URA, either for amateurs or SWL, from 28 of May to 31 of December, 2016.

The award will be sent via e-mail (jpg image), at no costs, to all stations who fulfill the requirements. You do not have to apply at all, since the sponsor promises to automatically send the award to all stations who have an e-mail address and meet the award requirements. Very nice!

Thanks: CU3AA – Joao 6/16/16


Image: Diplome 30 16 file.

1 - 19 June 2016

LITHUANIA 90th Anniversary for Lithuanian Radio Broadcasting  (LY90RADIO)

Sponsored by the Lithuanian National Amateur Radio authority (LRMD) to commemorate 90 years of commercial radio in that country. Volunteer operators will activate the special event call sign of LY90RADIO from 1st June to the 19th of June 2016. A Special Award is issued to mark 90th anniversary of Lithuanian broadcasting radio.

Award Rules:
1. QSOs/SWLs should contact LY90RADIO beginning 1 to 19 of June 2016.
2. Requirement: EU stations/SWL must make 3 points and all others 2 points.
3. QSOs made on different bands and modes = 1 point for Award.
4. The Award is in electronic format and free of charge.
5. Deadline to send an application is 31 of December 2016
6. Applications for Award must be sent to

Tks DX SUMMIT 6/1/16

1 June to 30 June 2016

HUNGARY                                                            DANUBE RIVER HAM RADIO ACTIVITY

The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River has declared June 29 each year to be the INTERNATIONAL DANUBE DAY. On the occasion of this event a group of Hungarian ham radio amateurs, residing at the Danube River Bend, participate every year in a regularly organized special event activity. All hams worldwide are kindly invited to take part!


Rules - (magyarul) Participation: all licensed ham Period: 0000 UT June 01, - 2359 UT June 30, each year.
All bands, all Modes, all use of repeater operation are accepted.
VoIP (EchoLink, etc.) operation is also allowed if both sides are on radio (Radio - VoIP System - Radio).
Special Event Station: is HG7DANUBE.
Exchange of Signal Report: all participants will send signal report, operator's name, QTH. Stations alongside the river shall send "nr Danube" or "/Danube" in addition.

A. Stations alongside Danube River from all 10 countries = 1 point, and 2 points can be claimed for them on DANUBE DAY (June 29, according to UT).
B. QSOs with HG7DANUBE = 5 points all over the activity period except on June 29, according to UT when 10 points can be claimed.
C. A station sending "nr Danube" or "/Danube" counts once for scoring independently from band and mode over the activity period.
D. Important: A station may count itself a Danube river station if its QTH is a settlement that is bordered or crossed by the Danube or if it is operating portable on the river bank or on an island of
Danube or sailing on the river.
E. A General rule is that everybody can work everybody.
F. Examples of settlements bordered or crossed by Danube river:
     Austria: LINZ, KREMS, WIEN

Multiplier: None
Throphies: The station earning the highest score will be awarded with a special CUP. Furthermore, the next top 3 scores will be awarded a special Danube Day Activity Certification.
All contacts with Danube stations count and valid for DANUBE AWARD. Please remember that all valid Danube contacts (any time) count for the DANUBE AWARD that is issued on application after having contacted 100 stations alongside Danube River. Contacts are valid for the award since June 01, 2007

AWARD application instructions: Activity logs and/or applications for the DANUBE AWARD are to be sent to: Mr. Jozsef Szekely HA7VY, H-2011 Budakalasz, Kinizsi u. 5., Hungary or via email to HA7VY. You may send a list of valid QSOs as a text attachment utill July 30, in the actual year as to activity logs concerned. Your standard log extract (or spreadsheet) will highly be appreciated. The Cup and certificates will be mailed to the winners. Please attach 2 EUR or equivalent in IRC to receive the Danube Award application just to cover the cost of postage. Refer to their web site for complete information.


The Danube, one of the world's great rivers stretches for 1800 miles from a spring in the Black Forest of southern Germany near Donaueschingen to the Black Sea. It runs east through Regensburg and Passau, Germany, to Linz and Vienna, Austria and on to Bratislava, Slovakia, then continues east to Budapest, Hungary where it abruptly heads south to Mohacs, Hungary. It is then joined by the Drava and again turns in an easterly direction to Belgrade, Serbia where its volume is increased by the Sava River. It then continues east, forming the border between Romania and Bulgaria, eventually creating a massive delta which now includes parts of Russia, Romania and Bulgaria, before emptying into the Black Sea. The delta is a very important bird sanctuary and breeding ground.

On its banks you'll still see women washing clothes, fishermen's huts, stock and geese being watered, crumbling castles, river hamlets and village scenes, not to mention urban bridges, promenades and shipping quays. You'll also see Roman remains (the Rhine, Danube and Euphrates rivers defined the borders of the Roman Empire), Austrian/Hungarian-Turkish-Balkan forts and palaces, Balkan army maneuvering and a large hydroelectric dam where once the "iron gates" (rapids) caused transportation problems, but bucolic scenes still predominate. Between urban areas you can still see bits of "old Europe" -the whole historic panorama. You can even imagine the first crossing of the river by the Goths in AD 377, the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. The river's former wild nature has been subdued and tamed but it can still assert its authority on occasion, flooding river towns and villages and changing channels.


Tks K1BV Research 5/30/16

1 June to 30 August 2016

RUSSIA                                                    90 Years of Broadcasting in Saratov (RA32SA)

Sponsored by the Regional Office Russian Amateur Radio Union (RO CPP) and the Saratov radio club to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of Broadcasting in Saratov.
Description and history: 90 years ago, on June 4, 1926 the People's Commissariat of Posts and
Telegraphs of the USSR (NKPiT) authorized broadcasts in Saratov with the call sign RA32 on the wave length of 420 meters. In honor of this event, the regional office of the Union of

Russian stations (RO CPP) Saratov radio club has established a diploma which may be earned by applications all over the world who have an amateur radio license or SWL callsign. The award is a diploma in electronic format and it is issued free of charge.

Requirements: For the diploma you need to spend three radio with commemorative radio RA32SA on different bands or different modes. Valid contacts must have been made during the period June 1 to August 30, 2016. Each contact = 30 points. All you need is to earn 90 points.

Contacts may be made using phone, CW, and digital modes. One contact made by UHF bands is sufficient to earn the award. QSOs made by terrestrial repeaters do not count. SWL’s should apply to should send application to e-mail address in any public easy to read . format - the DOC, a TXT. Confirmation of contact with RA32SA available ONLY on All others should apply for the award through the electronic online service Sar-the Log .

(Details a little hazy, but if you have worked the required numbers of contacts with RA32SA, you should go to their automated site, enter your call sign, and if all goes well, an award will be generated by their program and sent to you by e-mail. What could go wrong? It is free!)



Tks Q$ 5/30/16

4 - 5 June 2016

USA                                                 MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND EVENT

This award is sponsored by The Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station to publicize ship based museums all over the world during the weekend of 0000Z June 4, to 2359Z June 5, 2016.

All stations that contact at least 15 different ships of those participating (link is shown below) will receive a certificate if they send a copy of their log entries showing these contacts. Working the same ship on different frequencies DOES NOT count as 2 ships. Working a ship not listed will not count, only ones on the official registered listing.

Additional ships wishing to participate should send a note to with the name of ship, call sign, location and contact info for person responsible. If you are having trouble reaching the museum e-mail address, please send info to .

Their website will contain the latest listing of ships which plan to be active. It will be in the form of an excel spreadsheet with all ships listed by 1) call sign 2) ship name 3) type of ship

It is not yet available for 2016, but will be posted on Friday June 3, 2016 just before the start of the event. At this time (May 20th, there are 98 ships listed on their web page.)

While operation on any amateur frequency is allowed, most ships will be operating in the General portion of the bands:

SSB                    CW
3,860 KHz      3,539 KHz
7,260 KHz      7,039 KHz
-------------        10,109 KHz
14,260 KHz     14,039 KHz
18,160 KHz     18,079 KHz
21,360 KHz     21,039 KHz
24,960 KHz     24,899 KHz
28,360 KHz     28,039 KHz
50,160 KHz     50,109 KHz

EVENT PSK 31 OPERATIONS: 14.070 MHz 10.142 MHz 18.100 MHz 21.070 MHz 28.120 MHz

Fee for the award is $US1 which will cover any costs. Send list and fee to: Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station, C/o 150 Schooner Ave., Barnegat, NJ 08005, USA. The awards will be mailed in November.


June 10-July 10, 2016

FRANCE                                 UEFA European Championship       (ALL BEHIND THE BLUE WITH URC)

The goal is to make contact or SWL between June 10 and July 10, 2016, with a maximum of amateurs relevant to EURO 2016. Each contact is worth a number of points that will be totaled for the award.
This award, in PDF form, is completely free for members of the URC, and non-members will be asked for a symbolic contribution of €1.

Point Values:
a. Contact with countries participating in the EURO = 5 points.
b. Contact with a French department (similar to province) where a stadium is located of EURO = 5 points.
c. Contact with a special activation in a city a stage of EURO = 5 points.
D. Contact with a special activation code or special 10 points

The diploma includes 3 classes and one "Excellence"
Class 1: 50 points
Class 2: 100 points
Class 3: 150 points
Excellence: 250 points

List of countries - one contact per country will be counted

Czech Republic

North Ireland


List of stadiums and department 1 only contact by department and city may be counted

Saint Denis (93)
Bordeaux (33)
Marseille (13)
Paris (75)
Nice (06)

Lille (59)
Lens (62)
Toulouse (31)
Lyon (69)
Saint Etienne (42)

List of activations and special codes 1 single event contact will be counted. This list is not complete and there may be additions.
TM62EURO by F5RHD Lens (62)
F0DUW in Paris at the Parc des Princes (75)
F5JFT stage of Lyon (69)
F6EJI stage of Marseille (13)
R15EURO by R7NA (Russia)
TM16EURO by F4DTO, F8ATS and F4GFE (France)
TM16EFC by F4DTO, F8ATS and F4GFE (France)
OE2016EURO by OE1SSS (Austria)
TM24EURO by F8DZU (France)

Calculation example: a single QSO can generate points for each of the point values shown above. For example, F6EJI is contacted between 10 June and 10 July. That one contact can fill several categories, such as the the country of France, the French department, one of the designated cities, etc:

5 points for the country France
5 points for the department 13
5 points for the city of Marseille
10 points for special activation
A total of 25 points ...

The award sponsors wanted to make easy the acquisition of the diploma, the aim is to encourage radio amateurs and SWL to meet the proposed activities and to highlight the countries and places of this event.
You should use the application format provide in the link of the rules.
This degree, in PDF form, is completely free for members of the URC will be asked a symbolic contribution of € 1 for non-members.



Tks The European Radio Amateurs’ Organization 6/15/2016

June 10 to July 11, 2016

FRANCE                                               EURO 2016 - AWARD

On the occasion of the European Football Championship in France two special stations are operated, and TM16EURO TM16EFC. For this first diploma in 4 classes is all about TM16EURO. This station is QRV as follows:
TM16EURO: 10 to 12:06, 16./17.06, 22./23.06, 28./29.06,....04./05.07. and 08 to 11/07/2016. (QSL via F4DTO)

For a bronze diploma is required TM16EURO to 3 bands.
For a Silver diploma is required TM16EURO on 4 bands.
For a gold diploma is required TM16EURO on 5 bands.
For a Platinum diploma is required TM16EURO on 6 bands.

Diamond EURO 2016 - Award
This Award is issued for QSOs with two special stations only in the class "Diamond". Here are TM16EURO and TM16EFC new in each band / mode combination. Modes in the sense of the diploma are CW, and digital modes Fonie.
For the diploma you need 8 QSOs with TM16EURO plus 8 QSOs with TM16EFC.

For both diplomas: They are issued free of charge as an electronic file. be applied for the diplomas in F4DTO under . They are then sent over the summer 2016th.
The special stations operate on 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters, in the modes mentioned above.


Tks DH1PAL, Rundspruch Nr. 1903 vom 02.06.2016


11 June 2016 to 31 December 2016

NETHERLANDS                                               70th Anniversary of VERON Section A-01 Alkmaar (PI70ALK)

PI70ALK is a special event call sign issued to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the section A-01 ALKMAAR of the Dutch Amateur Radio Societey VERON. The special club call sign will be operated by members of the club from June 11 until December 31, 2016. The club counts about 130 members that live in the region of Alkmaar. Alkmaar is a historical city with around 400 monuments and is the biggest town in the region. We, as members of the VERON section Alkmaar are proud to celebrate the 70th "birthday" of our club and are happy to QSO with you!

A special award has been prepared for this occasion. The award can be earned by contacting PI70ALK, every valid QSO being worth 10 points. With 70 points collected, stations may apply for this award by sending in a copy of their log, €10 (paper only please!) and the address the special award need to be sent to. The award will be sent to you by regular mail. Apply to: VERON Alkmaar A01, Valkenierstraat 4a, ALKMAAR 1825 BC, Netherlands.


Tks 5/30/16

12 June to 12 July 2016

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC                                                 90th anniversary of the Radio Club Dominicano

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Radio Club Dominicano (RCD) , IARU member-society, station HI8RCD will be active between June 12 and July 12, 2016.
A Digital award certificate will be available to each station who contacts HI8RCD 2 times in 2 different days. The station will be active on the 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands using all modes.

Rules on the IARU website: 

Tks DX Summit 6/25/16

June 17 to June 26 2016

POLAND                                                  Malopolska Air Picnic 2016

This Diploma Program has been organized by the Krakow Group Radio Expedition Club terrain KOT 12 PAC. The Diploma Program will be held from 06/17/2016 to 26/06/2016 16.00 UTC 16.00 UTC. Contacts can be made on all bands (excluding WARC) in accordance with applicable band plan. Cross-mode QSOs will not be valid. The diploma program is open to all licensed broadcasters and SWL’s both individual and club.  The Diploma will be awarded to all stations which include at least 10 contacts / SWL with stations shown on the list of 3Z0 ... stations listed below.
On 25 and 26 June 2016 the club station, 3Z0MPL will be active. Contacts/SWL to this station at this time is equivalent to the making two of the required contacts
Stations outside of Polland need only 5 Contacts / SWL to earn the award.

There will be a raffle among all those qualifying for the award for a printed book: "The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of WWII." The book is 296 x 228 mm, paperback, in color, with more than 1,500 illustrations, published in English.
The cost of the diploma for the Polish stations is 15.- PLN. For stations outside SP, the fee is 5 EUR.

The deadline to send in submissions for the diploma expires 31 July 2016. The Application may be proof of payment, which is given the name, address and sign. Verification will take place via the log on Line, stated on our website . A copy of the proof of payment must be sent to: Krakow Group Radio Expedition, Small KoŸmice 97, 32-020 Wieliczka, Poland.

Any e-mail correspondence should be addressed to: . The Bank account number to which you can make payments is: 
Krakow Branch number 12 Polish Amateur Radio Union
78 2030 0045 1110 0000 0410 7330 with a note "Diploma Air 2016".

Any additional information can be found at . The final interpretation of these regulations is to organizers.

List of Stations valid for the award:



3Z0OM via SP9OM


Tks SP9JPA 6/5/16

18-19 June 2016
25-26 June 2016

ENGLAND/GERMANY                                                International Museums Weekends 2016

An Amateur Radio Special Event Taking Place on the Weekends of 18th - 19th and 25th - 26th June

The intention of the event is to set up amateur radio special event stations at as many of the museums as possible throughout the whole of the world. The choice of museum is also left very much up to you, however aim for the largest and/or most unusual site you can find. The museums taking part over the years have included ships, castles, air museums, Napoleonic forts, pumping stations, wireless museums, racing museums and many others. For the purposes of the event, the word 'museum' is loosely interpreted.

During the first IMW in 2002 over 80 museums from all over the world took part. The museums varied from tiny local village museums manned by a single lone operator, to some of the worlds most prestigious ones. These were accompanied by a great number of military museum sites, such as HMS Belfast in London, the Battleship New Jersey in the US, RAF museums as well as very many non-military types.

At least part of the intention for this event, is to present modern amateur radio to members of the public and to help us loose some of the stuffy anorak image. What better place to do this than in the very public and well visited areas of the many museums which can be found in most parts of the world?

Award Requirement: These awards will be in PDF format sent out by E-Mail and will be free of charge. The awards will be for 5 or 20 IMW registered stations worked and one for SWLs for 10 registered stations heard. To claim the awards send a log extract with : Your Email Address, Name and Call-Sign.


Your logs should include :-
- registration number from the IMW website list
- call of the museum station worked
- date
- time in UTC
- Band
- Mode
- and in case of SWLs: callsign of the station worked by the museum station

Please include all IMW stations worked as the Awards will show exactly how many you worked in total not just the required 5 or 20 or 10. 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 DE3EAR, by Email .


Tks 5/20/16

Image : Museumweekend2016 in 2016 image file

June 25 to July 17, 2016

ITALY                                           The Operation HUSKY - Sicily 1943 Award

This commemorative award is offered by the Association RASM – RadioAmatori Siciliani nel Mondo, recalling the anniversary of the first landing of Allied Forces in Europe,m on July 10, 1943 on the island of Sicily, Italy.  The landing in Sicily (Husky operation code-named) was implemented by the Allies on the Sicilian coast July 10, 1943, during the Second World War, with the aim of opening a front in continental Europe, invade and defeat the fascist Italy and finally, focus later its efforts against Nazi Germany. It was the first operation of the allied troops on Italian soil during the war and marked the beginning of the Italian Campaign.

1. Period: 00:00 utc 25.06.2016 at 24.00 utc 17.07.2016
2. Participants: OM, YL and SWL
3. Bands: 20 - 40 and 80 meters.
4. Modes: SSB Exclusively
5. Contacts: the contacts made with the RASM club member stations that will call are valid for the "CQ HUSKY OPERATION AWARD"
6. Mode: The same station may be worked only once per day per band.
7. Reports: Stations activators pass: CALL + R.S.T + score.
8. Score:
     A. RASM operators who will call for the AWARD = 1 point;
     B. Liaison with the IQ Stations (affiliated RASM), = 3 points;
     C. Connection with Jolly (wild card) stations, = 5 points
     D. The total score will be determined by the sum of points
9. Jolly (wildcard) stations:
     Jolly stations General Patton
     Station Jolly General Montgomery
10. .Diploma: will be awarded on request to all those who have scored at least the following points:
     A. Italian Stations 30 points
     B. Foreign stations 15 points
11. Cost: For the issue of the Diploma is required a contribution of € 12,00 for Italian stations and € 15.00 for abroad (Europe) .Other destinations to be announced.
12. PAYMENT The amount will be credited to:
     A. Post Pay n ° 4023 6006 0487 7680 letterhead to: Gambino Carmelo Cod. Fiscale. GMBCML65L04G273M.
     B. PAYPAL to the following email address: (insert in the message the call)
     C. or (at the sender's risk) it will be sent in an envelope together with the application or log.
13. Requests supported by Log and copy of the receipt (or amount of cash) should be sent no later than 30/08/2016 to: Gambino Carmelo - via G. Galilei, 163 - Palermo 90145 or by mail to the following address: . The diploma will be sent in cardboard tube reinforced to prevent integrity. After sending if for reasons beyond an Ass. RASM award is lost we will just send back the award only in digital format.


Tks Juanjo, EB3WH and 6/25/16


1 - 7 July 2016

USA                                         13 COLONIES Award

Once again the annual (the 8th) "13 Colonies Special Event" will take place between 1300z, July 1st and 0400z July 7th. The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 15, will be eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator will be affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 15. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting their sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared.

New since 2015, the 13 Colonies have added a second sister event station GB13COL will operate from Durham, England. The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN. They will also offer a special QSL card printed just for this event. There should be at least two stations from each on the 13 colonies on the air, as well as Super contest stations, multi-operator Club stations and OM and XYL teams.

The U.S. original 13 colonies are CT-DE- GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-VA. Special event stations mentioned are: K2A (NY), K2B (VA), K2C (RI), K2D (CT), K2E (DE), K2F (MD), K2G (GA), K2H (MA), K2I (NJ), K2J (NC), K2K (NH), K2L (SC), and K2M (PA).

All HF bands will be in play, including the WARC bands, with the exception of 60 meters. 2 meters and 6 meter simplex are encouraged. All modes of operation should be represented - SSB, CW, RTTY, Digital, and the Satellites. The mode of operation is up to the individual colony state station. For more details on the stations, suggested frequencies, QSL info and on how to obtain the special certificate, see:

The exchange for this event is:
b. RS / RST

Getting Your Certificate
1) Download and print the our Colony Log sheet (this is a fillable pdf ),on the Log Sheet Page. (Your own version is OK.) 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 - the sponsors report they kep the previous cost as long as they 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) Sponsor will provide the return envelope and postage. NO extra postage required for DX requests.


image 13colonies-2016 on 2016 file.

[DX] Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1271


1 July to 31 August 2016

RUSSIA                                       RK9LWA - 70 Years On The Air

This diploma is issued by the PO CPP in the Tyumen region in honor of the Jubilee RK9LWA - 70 anniversary of the formation of the club and the Tyumen regional collective DOSAAF radio.

Requirements: To obtain the award applicants need to make 3 contacts (or SWL observations) with a special radio station in Tyumen, R70LWA.
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters and VHF (2m, 70cm).
Modes: PHone, CW, DIGItal
Repeated contacts with RK9LWA are allowed if made on different bands or if all on one band, by using different modes such as CW, SSB, DIGITAL (all digital types are counted as one species, SSB AM FM counted as PHone).
SWL ok under same conditions as by licensed amateurs.

Diploma is free, and is issued in electronic form via the website HAMLOG.RU and is suitable for self-quality print. If submitted by e-mail, you should send log extract text file using Word format (preferably) to Award Manager . In the subject line of the e-mail, please indicate: DIPLOMA «RK9LWA - 70 years on the air."

The application for a diploma must specify: Name of the applicant, call sign, the QTH, country of residence, date of the, and your e-mail address. The award manager Oleg Bolotov R8LO ( ).


Tks 6/14/16

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1 - 31 July 2016

GERMANY                                                      "Sea of Peace" (SOP) - Pennon

The SOP Pennon continues a tradition over 40 years old. Every year in July, the radio amateurs of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern district accomplish special activities supporting the application of the SOP. The SOP is awarded for contacts with different countries/areas bordering the Baltic Sea and Norway during the period of 1st to 31st of July. Starting in 1992, we award a SOP sticker (a small pennon) every one for yearly continuing accomplishment of the SOP competition.

1. On HF, European applicants have present contacts for 15
2. Non- Europeans need 10 points.
3. Germany is compulsory.
4. On frequencies above 30 MHz exclusively applicants need only 5 points. DL is here not compulsory.

Point values:
1 QSO with Mecklenburg-Vorpommern district (DOK: V.., Z87, Z89, MVP, SOP..) = 3 points or 3 different other stations of DL = 3 points (DL max. 3 points).

The following 25 countries/areas count 1 point each for the SOP:

Also SWLs may obtain the SOP. No QSLs, please log extract only. If you have earned the award five years, of SOP Activity, we award a special sticker free of charge.

Please send your application to our SOP-Manager till the 31 August every year: Georg Tretow, DL4SVA, P.O.Box 1114, D-23931 Grevesmühlen, Germany.

The fees:
SOP sticker 4 EUR or 6 US$
Fees for SOP pennon vary by the shipping-costs
DL - 10 EUR or 15 US$
EU - 12 EUR or 17 US$
DX - 15 EUR or 20 US$

All necessary information of transferring the fee will be sent to you after successful application position. We prefer online applications.


Tks DH5MM 6/23/16

1 - 31 July 2016

Russia                                       The Lieutenant Ilyin Diploma

This award was developed and sponsored by a group of radio amateurs of the Tver region, with the support of PO CPP in the Tver Region Administration and the Forest District.
It is available to all amateur radio operators (Except for the Tver region). Stations are asked to contact 2-way contacts (SWL) with the special call sign R1770LI.

POINTS Needed:
1. Amateur radio stations of the Tver region, will be active in the period from 1-31 July, 2016.
2. The award may be earned by European stations and Russians for earning at least 1800 points and stations of Asiatic Russia and other countries, at least 1000 points.

POINT values:
1. At least one contact with the special station R1770LI is required - value is 500 points. -
2. Other hams of the Tver region involved in days of activity = 200 points
3. Contacts made under field conditions, in the vicinity of the lieutenant’s monument Ilyin (d Zastizhe Forest district of Tver region. the RDA: TV-33 ) from 8 to 10 July 2016, QSOs with R1770LI = 1000 points .
4. Repeated contacts are permitted on different bands and in different modes for credit. For the special callsign R1770LI count repetitions within a specific range, and one type of modulation, but with different RDA. (Mark the RDA during the QSO).

Stations of the Tver region radio amateurs Tver region - participants must be in the days of activity (operating its call sign to the general call), need to make 100 QSOs minimum to earn the award.

Diploma in electronic form is free of charge, and is issued based on a log extract sent to the award manager Sergey Smirnov (R3AIN). His e-mail is . The award is also available as a printed form, and to obtain the award in paper format, you should send a request to the manager of the paper version Shabashkin diploma Alexander (R3IAE) to or mail or to the address 171360, Tver region, Staritsa, ul. Zavidova, d. 2. Check with the award manager for cost as a printed certificate.  Applications for the award should be made within 1 month from the date of the event, August 31, 2016.

For the application it is recommended to use the Excel format.
Any questions should be addressed to R3IAN diploma manager by his e-mail address of email
QSLs will be sent through the Bureau. QSOs will also will be confirmed in the systems and LoTW


Tks 6/9/16

8-23 July 2016

UKRAINE                                                "The Inventor of Radio - 190 years" -

This radio amateur event is devoted to the 190-th anniversary of the birth of Mahlon Loomis (21 July 1826 – 13 October 1886), who according to historical sources was the inventor of radio. This memorial combines specified days of actiivity along with the elements of competition.  The event is held from 8 -23 July, 2016. The organizer is "Vinnytsia Regional Sports and Technical Radio Club", Ukraine.  Amateurs all over the world are invited to participate in the memorial. All major types of modulation, the main shortwave bands and the distribution of awards in four categories give each radio amateur an opportunity to have fun and get a prize!

The nine special event stations are: EN1NML, EN2NML, EN3NML, EN4NML, EN5NML, EN6NML, EN7NML, EN8NML, EN9NML.

Types of modulation: CW, SSB, DIGI (RTTY, PSK31, PSK63, PSK125)

Bands: 160 m, 80 m, 40 m, 30 m, 20 m, 17 m, 15 m, 12 m, 10 m

Requirements: All hams are invited to make contacts with 9 special stations that will be activated to honor the memory of Malone Loomis (July 21, 1826 - October 13, 1886), who according to historical sources was the inventor of radio. Repeated contacts are allowed with each special station if they are made on on different bands and by different types of modulation. The maximum number of connections with one special call sign is: 9 bands * 3 types of modulation = 27 QSO

Subgroups of competition:
2. CW
3. SSB
4. DIGI (all kinds). Thus with each special station only 1 digital QSO is counted at every band.

Determination of winners: the maximum number of QSO with special stations. If there are an equal number of contacts, preference is given to those who made the last connection. Everyone has the right to participate in the credits of all subgroups competition at once. If one person takes prize places in different subgroups (MIX, CW, SSB, DIGI), the places are recorded in the plaque and the prize place goes to the next participant .

- "Plaques" - the first - third places in the subgroups;
- Electronic diplomas to all participants from Europe, which will hold 50 QSO with special stations, and to all the participants from other continents who will do 15 QSO.
Awarding amateur stations of Vinnitsa region (Ukraine)will have a separate credit:
- "Plaques" - the first - third places - for the largest number of connections;
- Electronic diplomas to all participants of Vinnytsia region (Ukraine) who will hold 25 QSO with special stations.

Plaques will also be received by three best operators of special stations.
No application is needed. Determination of the winners will be carried out by analyzing logs of the special stations. Rating of all of the scores of participating stations will be updated once a day at .

All licensed amateurs all over the world are invited to participate in the memorial.


Tks 425 DX News #1312 and K1BV Research 6/23/16

23 June to 23 July, 2016

RUSSIA                                                                    Moto March "Slavic World in 2016."

Sponsored by the Club "Dolphin" - the DRC, radio club, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The International Moto march "Slavic World in 2016" kicks off on 23 June. Basically, this is a motorcycle group which includes members of the biker club "Night Wolves", which plan to cover a 12000km run through all the Slavic countries.  Their route will pass through the territories of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia and Bulgaria.

The motomarch hopes to pass through the largest cities of its route: Russia - Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Vladikavkaz; Belarus - Minsk, Brest; Poland Warsaw; Czech Republic, Prague; Slovakia - Nitra; Moldova - Tiraspol; Ukraine, Kiev; Macedonia - Skopje; Bulgaria - Burgas, Troyan, Sofia; Bosnia - Banja Luka; and Slovenia - Ljubljana.

Requirement: To obtain a diploma, during the period June 23 to July 23, 2016 make radio communication with at least 12 countries of the Slavic world. These are:

Czech Republic

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Donetskaia resp.
Luganskaia resp.

On 01/12/2014 we introduced electronic payment certificates:
For members of the club in the DRC the charge is 10 rubles. (20 CENT)
For other applicants: 20 rubles. (40 CENT)
Printed paper certificates are available and the award fee for these is 5 € Postal Order sent to: Lukashov Valentin, Box 77, Sochi 354200 Russia. (all mail comes without problems).

Applications for certificates are available at your request to:


Tks 6/24/16

16 - 23 July 2016

AUSTRIA                                                                  YOTA 2016 AWARD

The Austrian amateur radio society has been celebrating their 90 years of existence by looking back at their past. Now, we are ready to look at our future and will do so at the ham-radio fair in Friedrichshafen by celebrating the OEVSV’s 90th anniversary and by setting the Youngsters On The Air program as its top priority not only for this year but for the future of existence.  At the occasion of the youth summer camp 2016 in Wagrain, Salzburg, Austria, the Austrian Radio Leage (OEVSV) is offering an award which can be applied for by active radio amateurs and also by SWLs.  During the time of the youth summer camp, which will be held from 16. July 2016 until 23. July 2016, special Austrian amateur radio stations will be QRV at the camp. These stations will have the call sign OE2YOTA.

Requirements: Depending on the Award class (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Diamond) a certain number of QSOs with call signs OE2YOTA must be logged. All bands and all modes are permitted.

The four award classes are for the following number of QSOs with OE2YOTA:

5 QSO's 10 QSO's 15 QSO's 20 QSO's

The award can be applied for via post or e-mail. A fee of €10.00 for a printed version or €3.00 for a pdf version is payable to ÖVSV-Diplommanager, Aich 4, A-9800 Spittal an der Drau, Austria. The application must reach the diplom manager with a copy of the log and the fee
not later than 31. December 2016.  Applications for the award via email are to be sent to

The appropriate fee should be deposited into the following Austrian bank account:
Bank: BAWAG Knt.
Account No: 98416006261
IBAN: AT97140009846006261

Please make sure your call sign is shown as a reference.


Tks 9A1AA 6/1/16

22-25 July 2016

RUSSIA                                      The Volzhsky Diploma

Sponsored by the Radio club "Friends" Volzhsky (Radio Club "Comrade" Volzhsky).  To obtain the award this year (2016), make contacts with stations shown below between 22 and 24 July 2016. (These are special days of activity) Stations from Volzhski town to make at least 62 QSOs , and for all others, to earn 62 points.

Point Values:
Individual Stations located in town of Volzhski (Volgograd region). = 5 points.
Collective/club station RC4AC = 10 points.
Collective/club stations UE09VG and UE62VLZ = 15 points
Repeated contacts are permitted if made on different bands and in different modes. (Except mixed).

During the days of activity of the Volga individual stations listed will be active. Look for:  R4AF, R4AS, R4BA, RA4AGB, RA4ALZ, RA4AOI, RA4APM, RA4AV, RC4A, RN4AAL, RN4ACU, RN4ADI, RN4AE, RN4AH, RN4AL, RN4AZ, RQ4A, RT4B , RW4AU, RZ4AJ, RZ4AP, UA4AAS , UA4AFM, UA4AGP, UA4AKR, UA4APP, UA4ATL, UA4AVN, UA4BT, UG4A.

An application for the award is should be in the format of a log extract (with all the basic data on the contacts shown, such as: Date, Band, UTC, Call , Mode, Name, QTH in any form (preferably at ADIF) format sent by e-mail at the following address:

The DIPLOMA is free of charge and will be sent in electronic form by e- Mail Address to the address of the applicant.


Tks 5/22/16

23-25 July 2016

RUSSIA                                    Award "W-R16CWC"

The diploma is established jointly by RCWC and Committee "Telegraphy Marathon R-CW-C" in honour of annual radio amateur rallies of the club and "Telegraphy Marathon RCWC" 2016 and issued for contacts with R16CWC working from the rally of the club.

Contacts, conducted for diploma, are valid for tournament table of "Telegraphy Marathon R-CW-C" and other diplomas of "Telegraphy marathon R-CW-C" according to their conditions.

The rally of R-CW-C in 2016 takes place nearby Anapa, Krasnodarsky krai from 23rd to 25th of July,2016 (RDA: KR-12).