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

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

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





Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source 
1 December 2014 1 March 2015 Estonia SNOWMEN Festival - Award X
7 December 2014 29 March 2015 Spain Diploma II "Walking Castles" X URE Award Calendar


Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source 
1 January 2015 31 January 2015 Germany Radio Activity Award - January 2015 X DE3EAR
1 January 2015 30 May 2015 Russia VICTORY - 70 X  
1 January 2015 30 April 2015 Poland 85th Anniversary OF PZK & 90 YEARS OF IARU X 3Z85PZK
7 January 2015 20 February 2015 Poland OLD POLISH ACTIVITY DAYS 2015 X
15 January 2015 25 January 2015 Russia 77th Anniversary Birth of V.S. Vysotsky X PA3CUZ
24 January 2015 25 January 2015 Brazil Certificate - City of Sao Paolo
24 January 2015 31 January 2015 England Worked SOS Radio Week Stations Award X PA3CUZ
30 January 2015 28 February 2015 Ukraine Revolution of Dignity (EN1KM) X UT7AW
31 January 2015 31 January 2015 USA 50th Anniversary Chesapeake Bay Bridge X 
1 February 2015 28 February 2015 Croatia Seljacka Buna Award X 9A7DCK
1 February 2015 28 February 2015 Germany Antarctica Activity Award - February 2015 X DE3EAR
7 February 2015 22 February 2015 Russia 70th Anniversary of the Yalta Conference X
8 February 2015 15 February 2015 Italy 1ST TROFEO CITTA ' DEGLI INNAMORATI
(Celebrating St. Valentine, a citizen of Terni)
  K1BV Research
15 February 2015 23 February 2015 Spain Diploma 61st Anniversary of the Parachute Brigade X PA3CUZ
16 February 2015 22 February 2015 Germany 12th Antarctic Activity Week X DE3EAR
? February 2015 31 July 2015 Latvia 390th Anniversary of Town of Liepaja X K1BV Research
1 March 2015 31 March 2015 Brazil 450th Anniversary of the City of Rio de Janerio Award X K1BV Research
1 March 2015 31 March 2015 Poland 20th Anniversary of Grodziski Klub Krotkofalowcow SP5MU X UT7AW
1 March 2015 31 March 2015 Switzerland HB125FMS - 125th Anniversary of Monte San Salvatore Funicular   PA3CUZ
1 March 2015 31 May 2015 Andorra 35th URA Anniversary Diploma   K1BV Research
6 March 2015 9 March 2015 Ukraine 190th Anniversary of the birth of Alexander Fedorovich Mozhaiskogo X UT7AW
25 March 2015 25 March 2015 England International Marconi Day   PA3CUZ
25 April 2015 5 May 2015 Poland The 22nd Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn Award X PA3CUZ
1 May 2015 30 May 2015 Canada VE Day Award X PA3CUZ
9 May 2015 10 May 2015 Netherlands 5th activation of Windmill "the Old Mill" at Oudemolen Netherlands (PA05MILL) X
11 May 2015 7 June 2015 Netherlands  125th Anniversary Vincent van Goghs Birth (PA125VVG) X PA2CVD
20 June 2015
27 June 2015
21 June 2015
28 June 2015
England International Museums Weekend X PA3CUZ
19 September 2015 28 September 2015 England International Air Ambulance Week Awards X M0HEM


1 December 2014 to 1 March 2015

LATVIA                                               DIPLOMA -Certificate -SNOWMEN FESTIVAL

Dobele County is famous for its special events characteristic to each of the four seasons of a year. They hold the County and Lilac Festival in spring, the Ancient Castle Festival in summer, the Apple Festival in autumn and the Snowmen Parade in winter. These festivals include a variety of activities that attract a great number of local inhabitants as well as tourists from Latvia and abroad. In order to describe each of these festivals, much more space is needed than we can have here. So better, come and see by your own eyes! From:

During the period of 1 December 2014 and 1 March, 2015 the city Dobele hosts their Snowman Festival. For the first time, a certificate is offered to amateur stations for making just one two way radio contact with the SNOWMEN FESIVAL special event station YL5DSF. (Open to SWLs for providing usual data if the station is heard).

The award is in electronic image format and will be e-mailed to your e-mail address after you apply with QSO details. FREE of charge. The radio station YL5DSF will be active from Decemberr 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015. Send an extract of your log to Andris Liepin, YL2QK at the e-mail address:


Tks 11/30/14 

7 December 2014 to 29 March 2015

SPAIN                                         Diploma II "Walking Castles"

The Costa Blanca Amateur Cultural Association again sponsors the Castles Route, in order to learn more our environment and further promote the history of Spanish castles, according to the following rules:

1. Date: 7 December 2014 to March 29, 2015.
2. Contest: During the contest period and only on weekends EA5RKB will activate 20 references castles, towers, forts, etc., from different districts. Look for EA5RKB.
3. Award requirements: contact EA5RKB for a minimum of 15 contacts.
4. The only valid contacts for the award will be those made by members of the ACRACB who use the EA5RKB call.
5. All contacts are also valid for the DCE 1.0 (Spanish Castle Award).
6. Eligibility: All stations worldwide who possess a valid amateur radio license.
7. Bands: 20 m, 40 m and 80 m.
8. Rporting activities through the club website:
9. Diplomas will be sent in PDF format. If anyone is interested in receiving printed, awards you must make a deposit of 5 for printing and mailing expenses to the Association:
  Banco Santander   0049 5958 51 2516035536
10. Lists: Each participant must log callsign, name, complete address (not PO Box), Phone, email, date, time, castle reference.
11. Deadline for submission of lists: April 10, 2015.

Mail address: PO Box 20117, 03080 Alicante, Spain or .


Tks URE Calendar 11/26/14

1 - 31 January 2015

GERMANY                                          Radio Activity Award - January 2015

The award is sponsored by BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS and can be applied for by amateur radio stations or short wave listeners. The rules are simple: During the month of January 2015 work (OP) or hear (SWL) as many DXCC-entities as possible. No band or mode restrictions. All entities count only once, regardless of band or mode. To earn the award, a minimum of 20 DXCC-entities is required. The number of DXCC entities worked/heard will be entered in the award.

Send a log extract by e-mail (please pdf, doc, xls or jpg format) no later than February 28, 2015. The award will be sent in digital image format to the address on your e-mail application. There is no fee for this award.

Apply via e-mail to

Tks DE3EAR 12/28/14

1 Jan 2015 to 30 April 2015

POLAND                                      85th Anniversary OF PZK & 90 YEARS OF IARU

The year 2015 marks the 85th anniversary of PZK (Polish Radio Amateur Union) and 90th of IARU foundation. In celebration of these events, the PZK Headquarters is sponsoring the 85 YEARS OF PZK & 90 YEARS OF IARU
commemorative award which combines these two events. The award is available to all licensed radio amateurs, including SWLs.  Requirements: the applicant needs to earn at least 85 points (Eus and SPs), or make QSOs (all other DX) 
according to the following table and rules:

The following special event stations will be active.

   Callsigns    Operator      Points
1. 3Z85PZK       SP4JCP        10
2. HF85PZK       SP7PGK club   10
3. SN85PZK       SP3POW club   10
4. SP85PZK       SP0PZK HQ club 10
5. SQ85PZK       SP3KWA club   10
6. SO85PZK       SP9HQJ        10
7. 3Z90IARU      SP6JIU        10
8. HF90IARU      SP1MGM        10
9. SN90IARU      SP1PMY club   10
10. SP90IARU     SP7AH         10
11. SQ90IARU     SP7PTM club   10
12. SO90IARU     SP6PYP club   10
13. Any individual or club station from Poland (SP, SQ, 3Z, HF, SO, SN) = 1 point.

Award overview:
1. The bulk of the qualifying score of contacts must be made with special events stations, club stations and individual amateurs from Poland, members of PZK. All HF/VHF/UHF bands are valid.
2. Beginning date is Jan. 1st, 2015 and ends on Apr. 30th, 2015.
3. The minimum number of special events stations contacted is 2 QSOs with XX85PZK and 2 QSO with XX90IARU. (The "XX" prefix stands for the prefixes noted above in list of station. Entrants are allowed to use all emissions.
4. An on-line log will be established on 1 Jan 2015 so you can check your progress for the award.
5. The Award on the occasion of 85 years of PZK & 90 years of IARU is published in hard copy and distributed free of charge via QSL Bureau of National Members Associations affiliated to IARU. For stations from 
countries of non-members of IARU, the award fee of 3 USD or equivalent should be paid to the given bank account*.

Applications can be submitted in a form of check sheet certified by another licensed amateur with his/her signature. Applications mailed in paper form or as an electronic scan will be accepted with dead line on Dec. 31st, 2015.

Mailed applications should be sent to IARU Award Manager: Piotr Skrzypczak SP2JMR,  Polski Zwizek Krtkofalowcw ul. Modrzewiowa 25, 85-635 Bydgoszcz, Poland.


Non IARU member countries may pay fees to: *Bank account: PL 33 1440 1215 0000 0000 0195 0797


Tks 3Z85PZK 12/22/14

1 January to 30 May 2015

RUSSIA                                       VICTORY 70 

The radio club MKOU DOD SPC is sponsoring a commemorative Amateur Diploma dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

The rules for the award are as follows:

1.  The award is available to amateurs and observers (SWLs) around the world.
2. Award period is from January - May 2015.
3. All HF and VHF bands may be used..
4. Contacts may be made using the modes of SSB, CW, and digital.
5. Requirement: Make at least one radio contact with the club station RZ3QYH or UE3ORO and at least 3 QSOs with radio amateurs of the Ostrogozhsk area.
6. The same station may be used if QSOs are on different bands, on different days or using different modes.
7. Observers/SWLs may participate on the same terms as licensed stations.
8. The application is based on an extract of your log sent as an attachment (using Microsoft Word or equivalent) to an e-mail sent to the award committee.
9. The E-mail address for sending the application is : RZ3QYH@MAIL.RU .
10. All applications must be submitted on or before 20 May 2015.
11. The application should contain all the basic information about the conntact: date, time, band, mode, callsign, 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.
12. Applicants who meet the conditions of the Regulation will receive the diploma in electronic form, stating in his application the recipient's email address.
13. For information about this position can be found at: QRZ.RU,


Tks 1/29/15

January 15 - 25, 2015 (?)

RUSSIA                                            77th Anniversary of VS Vysotsky

Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky 25 January 1938 25 July 1980) was a Russian singer-songwriter, poet, and actor whose career had an immense and enduring effect on Soviet and Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor. Though his work was largely ignored by the official Soviet cultural establishment, he achieved remarkable fame during his lifetime, and to this day exerts significant influence on many of Russia's popular musicians and actors who wish to emulate his iconic status. (Tks Wikipedia)


The award "Vladimir Vysotsky - 77 years" is offered for making contact with special event stations supported by the Club Crystal (ARCK). You can check your award status by visiting the website and then apply for the award (as an e-award) when you meet the award requirements.

Award Requirements:
1. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 1st degree: Make 11 QSOs with special event stations and earn a score of 77 points.
2. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years Grade 2: Make 6 QSOs with special event stations and earn a score of 42 points.
3. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years Grade 3: Make 4 QSOs with special event stations and earn a score of 25 points.
4.Radio counted on different bands and one band different kind of work. QSO = 1 7ochkov.

A second award is also offered as shown below:

Vladimir Vysotsky - 77 Years

Contact members of the club ARCK:

1. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 1st degree:
Contact 77 different members of the club Crystal and special event radio stations or earn 770 points.
2. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 2nd degree:
Contact radio 50 different members of the club Crystal and special event radio stations or earn 400 points.
3. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 3 degree:
Contact radio 20 different members of the club Crystal and special event radio stations or earn 200 points.

Each member of an Official communication with ARCK = 5 for the award. Repeated radio contacts are permitted on different bands for credit.


Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015

January 24 - 31, 2015

ENGLAND                                       Worked SOS Radio Week Stations Award

Sponsored by Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society who will be issuing awards to those Amateur Radio stations and Shortwave Listeners around the world that contact our official SOS Radio Week stations.

The following awards are available:
1. Commemorative Certificate Awarded to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard at least one SOS Radio Week station using terrestrial modes.
2. Bronze Award Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard three SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
3. Silver Award Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard six SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
4. Gold Award Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard ten SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
5. Platinum Award Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard fifteen SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
6. Internet Award Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard any number of SOS Radio Week stations over the Internet using the likes of D-Star, IRLP and EchoLink.

A list of qualifying stations for the award is available on their Internet site.
Only one award is available to a single person, so make sure you claim the highest level you are entitled to.
Cost: There is no charge for the awards, but the sponsor would be very grateful if you would consider making a donation to the RNLI since the purpose of the event is to raise money for this very fine organisation.
What format are the certificates produced in? To keep our costs down the certificates will be created as Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents and emailed to you.

Applying: Scan your logbook pages containing the relevant contacts and save them in a PDF file. This can be done by pasting the scanned images in to a Microsoft Word or Open Office document and saving the document as a PDF file.Name the PDF file as callsign.pdf, where callsign you used to operate the SOS Radio Week stations. This will help our Awards Manager to link the file to the application.

Email your log sheets to our Awards Manager.


Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015

Jan 24 - 25, 2015

BRAZIL                                                Certificate City of So Paulo

The League Amateur Radio Emission Brazilians - LABRE-SP offers all Brazilian or foreign ham stations the Certificate City of So Paulo, the city anniversary Commemorative celebrated on 25 January.

Requirement: Valid contacts made every year, between 00:00 UTC on 24/01 until 24:00 UTC on 25/01, with the official station LABRE-SP and different PY2 and PU2K-Z stations as follows :
1- PY stations: Contact the official station PY2AA or special prefix Activation and 10 stations of So Paulo.
2- DX stations: Contact the official station PY2AA or special prefix Activation and 5 more stationss of the state of So Paulo, Brazil.

All bands and modes OK. No endorsements are offered. The certificate is also granted to SWLs. The confirmations of the contacts must be confirmed by LoTW, E-QSL and physical QSL.
Send LOG scanned containing name, address, area code and list of stations worked with prefix, date, time, band and mode for e-mail: .
Diploma cost is fifteen units of postage for PY and $US15.00 for DX stations stations.
The LABRE-SP reserves the right to request confirmation of the contacts made by the applicant. page for ZZ461SP. 1/23/15

(This appears to be an award which is offered every year. Presumably, the call sign for next year will be ZZ462SP, etc.)

Jan 30 to Feb 28, 2015

UKRAINE                                                Revolution of Dignity (EN1KM)

This Diploma is dedicated to the first anniversary of the "Dignity Revolution" in Ukraine in memory of fallen heroes "Hundreds of Heaven" during the events at the Independence Square in Kiev during the period from 1 December 2013 to February 2014.

You may earn the diploma by making one contact with the memorial station EN1KM between Jan 30, 2015 to February 28th, .2015 by contacting at least 100 amateur radio stations in Ukraine. All contacts must be on or after a starting date of December 1, 2013 and use any mode or any amateur band.

Repeated radio contacts with the same station are permitted for awards purposes.

SWL OK. The Diploma Manager is : "Rivne DX Club" UT1KWA. No charge for the award which is delivered as an image file.

The application should be in the form of a log extract sent via e-mail to

Tks UT7AW 2/1/15

31 January 2015

USA                                      50th Anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge / Tunnel

The Chesapeake Bay/Bridge is 23miles (37 km) long and and joins Norfolk, Virginia to southern Delaware.  It cuts across the very important Chesapeake Bay and when you make an early morning or evening crossing, at the center of the bridge, you cannot see land in any direction.  

One Day Special Event: the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel will be celebrated on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM station. Station W4UG will be active on the following SSB frequencies:   28.375, 21.335, 18.125, 14.270. These planned frequencies may vary as openings permit.  Just make one contact to earn this certificate. 

Sponsored by the 'Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club' W4UG.
An Electronic certificate (8 1/2 x 11) is available by e-mail or regular mail;

You may apply by e-mail to:

Make sure you include:
1) Call Sign
2) Date of QSO
3) Time ( in UTC )
4) Frequency
5) Mode (SSB)
6) RST Report ( 59 is OK )

Alternatively you may mail your QSL card to: Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club Inc, P.O. Box 62003, Virginia Beach, VA 23466. If you apply for a printed certificate delivered by traditional mail, the cost is $4.00.


Tks W4UG. 1/6/15

February 1 - 28, 2015

CROATIA                                               SELJAKA BUNA Award

The Internet Bulletin is sponsoring a short time special award SELJAC(KA BUNA 1573" in .pdf. It is available to all licenced and SWL amateurs. The award commemorates a peasant uprising in a time when royalty was in command. WIKIPEDIA articles in both English and Croatian are found at the bottom of this article.


The award is issued for two-way or SWL contacts made between 00.00 UTC on February 1st to 23.59 UTC on February 28th. The award may be earned in up to 4 categories, depending on your choice of the mode:
a. minimum of 200 points using CW,
b. 300 points using phone/SSB,
c. 400 points using digital modes and
d. 600 points in MIXED modes category.

A unique award will be issued for each of the above applicable categories with stickers available for all of the each of them. The number of points will be shown on the sticker. Any applicant who qualifies for all four categories will enter the HONOUR ROLL category, and will be awarded with a special sticker of recognition.

1. Contact only S5 and 9A stations.
2. Each qso is valid for 10 points for EU stations and 20 points for NON-EU stations.
3. A maximum of 3 qsos are permitted with single 9A or S5 station regardless of band.
4. IMPORTANT: A minimum of 100 points for each application must be earned through qsos with 9A stations.

1. During the period specified in these rules all amateur bands according to IARU REGION I band plan may be used. Contest qsos are also valid, while contacts established through repeaters and transponders will not be recognized..
2. Applications will be accepted on standard GCR list and must be received no later than March 10th 2015. Separate applications must be made for each sticker of interest. Awards will be e-mailed to all applicants not later than April 1st 2015. Applications must be sent to

Wikipedia (English): 

Wikipedia (Croatian):

Tks 9A7DCK 1/14/15

1 - 28 February 2015

GERMANY                                       Antarctica Activity Award - February 2015

The award is sponsored by BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS and can be applied for by amateur radio stations or short wave listeners. During the monthy of February 2014 work or hear as many stations with a WAP number as possible. (WAP stands for the Worldwide Antarctic Program). 

 For the award a minimum of 5 WAP-stations is required. There are no band or mode restrictions. Send a log extract by e-mail no later than March 31, 2015. (No QSLs necessary).

The award is available only as a pdf document and there is no award fee.

Apply via e-mail to

7 - 22 February 2015

RUSSIA "70th Anniversary of the Yalta Conference"

The Yalta Conference, sometimes called the Crimea Conference and code named the Argonaut Conference, was held February 411, 1945, and was the World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin, respectively, for the purpose of discussing Europe's post-war reorganization. The conference convened in the Livadia Palace near Yalta in Crimea.


This award is available making contacts with special event station RC70YC and with stations from Yalta and other stations in Crimea during the period of 7 - 22 February 2015.

The award is available in 3 classes:
3 class - 25 points
2 class - 50 points
1 class - 70 points

Point Values:
Each QSO (SWL) with Special Event Station RC70YC = 20 points.
Each QSO (SWL) with other stations from the city of Yalta = 10 points.
Each QSO (SWL) with stations from Crimea = 5 points.

The award is provided in the form of a digital image and is free of charge.
Duplicate QSOs with the same station will count if made on different bands and modes.
Awards may be downloaded on the web-site:

Tks 2/6/15

7 - 20 February 2015

POLAND                                               OLD POLISH ACTIVITY DAYS 2015

During the period from 7 to 20 February 2015 year the OT PZK Staropolskie Days will be observed for the 6th time. This annual event will allow all stations to win a special Certificate documenting common celebration of our branch. The theme this year is a celebration of the 90th anniversary of the IARU.

The club will host two special event stations as well as encourage the members of OT-51 to be active to promote interest in this award.

The special event stations are:
SP7PFD HF51SDA Stacja wiodaca

Members expected to be active are: (first call is normal call, 2nd listed is special event call).
SP7MOC Piotrek 3Z51MOC
SP7SEW Rysiek 3Z51S
SQ7OXU Dominik 3Z51OXU
SP7EY Michal 3Z51EY
SP7RJI Marian 3Z51R

A list of all members of the OT-51 can be found on their website.

Requirements:  You need to accumulate a minimum of 51 points by establishing contacts with the members of the TOS-51 and occasional stations.:

Point values:
a. QSO with HF51SDA- 10points . - this is a mandatory contact.
b. QSO with stations okolicznosciowymi-after = 5 points.
c. QSO with the other members of the club TOS-51 = 1 point.

Communication on individual bands may be repeated in other types of emissions (CW, Phone, Digi, FM).
The certificate in electronic format PDF//plik is free of charge. The cost for traditional paper award is $US10, which must be placed into bank account:
A branch of the all-terrain PZK OT-51
27 1440 1215 0000 0000 1000 1129
Nordea Bank S.A. in Bydgoszcz

Please indicate your full name and call sign. Application showing the list of contacts must be sent no later than 15 March 2015 to the email address: or by traditional mail to the following address: Old Field Branch PZK OT 51, Ul. Sienkiewicz 160 B, 27-400 Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland.


8 - 15 February 2015

(Celebrating St. Valentine, a citizen of Terni)

In celebration of Valentine's day, the patron saint of lovers and honored resident of the city of Terni, the Association Telematics "WaveDEVICE BASED in TERNI" sponsors the 1 "CITTA ' DEGLI INNAMORATI".

Who was Saint Valentine? The Holy Martyr was born in Terni around 175 A.D. became the first bishop of the city in ad 197 in the reign of Pope Feliciano.

The history and legend
For Valentine's day tradition is the author of numerous miracles but also earns the title of patron saint of lovers. Valentine died on 3 February 14, 27 a.d. on the orders of the Roman prefect Placido Furio during the persecutions ordered by the Emperor Aurelius. His life dedicated to the apostolate, and ennobled by martyrdom, in 1644 led citizens to proclaim him the patron saint of Terni. But the international fame of the Valentine legend, was established as well in Anglo-Saxon countries. The current Basilica di San Valentino was built in 1605 on the ruins of earlier temples. Around the Church are each February 14th, celebrations on Valentine's day are held with the traditional market, events and awards.

a. PARTICIPATION: open to all OM and SWL.
     b. PERIOD of validity: the activities will begin on 8 February 2015 (14:00 UTC) and will end on 15 February 2015 (00:00 UTC).
     c. MODES: the following are allowed: "MIXED" (CW-SSB-PSK31, RTTY), "PHONE" (SSB).
BANDS: 80-40-20-10 meters.
     1) QSOS with Special event stations = 5 Contact points (all modes),
     2) QSO with stations of the ARI section = 3-points (all modes),
     3) QSO with the Nominative seat A.O.T device. Terni = 1 point (all modes).
     4) Each station can be contacted once per day for each mode and the same throughout the period of the event.
e. DIPLOMA POINTS: to earn the trophy you must make at least:
     1) Italian stations: 35 points
     2. European stations: 20 points
Stations outside of European 15 points
A plaque is awarded for the first 3 in each category.
f. The highest score in each category will receive an award plaque.
g. LOG: Must be sent via e-mail to the manager IZ0HLY, by e-mail: in digital format or as an ADIF file not later than 2/28/2015.
REQUESTS for the trophy should be addressed to the manager IZHLY ( ), The costs of printing and postage will require payment of 10.00 Euro or $US15 (Italian and European Stations); 15 euros or $US 20.00 (Outside of Europe ).

Prior payment arrangements can be made through POSTPAY or bank transfer.


Tks K1BV Research 2/12/15

13 February to 23 February 2015

SPAIN                                 Diploma 61st Anniversary of the Parachute Brigade

Make at least 4 contacts with the special event station EG4PAR. At least 1 of the contacts must be on a different band. QSOs may be repeated on the same day, but will have to be on a different band or mode.

Bands.-10,12,15,17, 20,40 and 80 meters
Modes.- SSB, CW
or Call CQ CQ CQ CW .- BRIPAC.

Send a log extract to:,

If you care to send log by traditional mail, send it on or before March 5, 2015 to: Antonio Moreno Valenciano, C / Villajimena 77 4 C, 28032 Madrid, Spain.

Internet: QRZ EG4PAR

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14

16-22 February 2015

GERMANY                                             12th Edition of the Antarctic Activity Week

The Antarctica Activity week for 2015 is offered by the Brave Radio Friends of Germany and other groups which follow ham radio activity on the continent of Antarctica. Here are the rules for Antarctica Activity Award February 2015. The award is open to all amateurs and SWLs.

During February 2015 work or hear as many stations with a Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) number as possible. For the award, a minimum of 5 WAP-stations is required. There are no band or mode restrictions. The application can be easily made by sending an e-mail with contact information from your log extract to the custodian . (No QSLs necessary). The award is available only as a pdf document which you print on your own equipment. There is no award fee. Deadline for application is March 31, 2015.

  WAP Ref.      WAP Callsign              Operator       QSL info

001 WAP-030      II2ANT                     I2JJR         I2JJR
002 WAP-11      II6ANT                     IW6NZY       IW6NZY
003 WAP-253        K4C                      K4MZU         K4MZU
004 WAP-221       PA6ANT                    PA3FOE        PA3FOE
005 WAP-232       VK2ANT                    VK2FR         VK2FR
006 WAP-198       KANT             Kansas Antenna Club-  KB0MZF
                                     Johnson County-USA 
007 WAP-25       II5ANT                    IZ5BTC        IZ5BTC
008 WAP-255       TM6TAAF                  F8DVD         F8DVD
009 WAP-2       IR1ANT                    I1HYW         I1HYW
010 WAP-81       HB9ICE                 HB9BHY & RC      HB9BHY
011 WAP-88       OE88WAP                  OE3KKA (CW & SSB)OE3KKA
012 WAP-89       OE89ANT                  OE3AIS (RTTY)   OE3AIS
013 WAP-9       OE9AAW                  OE3SGA (CW)     OE3SGA
014 WAP-192       WK3N/AAW                 WK3N            WK3N
015 WAP-254       EG1LSP                   EA1GIB          EA1GIB
016 WAP-6       II1MNA ARI Genova                        IQ1GE
                  & Italian Antarctic Museum-Genova 
017 WAP-237       HFA                     SP9YI           SP9YI
018 WAP-252       EH5ANT           EA5FL, EC5EA, EC5JC     EA5FL
019 WAP-256       EG5ANT       EA5DY, EA5BB, EA4GQC, EA1WX EA5DY
020 WAP-257       PF15ANT    	          PARDY           PFRDY
021 WAP-258       TM12WAP                 F8DHE            F8DHE
022 WAP-242       AO4HAG                  EA4GKV           EA4GKV
023 WAP-111       VA3WAP                  VA3NQ            VA3NQ
024 WAP-7       VA7AAW                  VE7IG
025 WAP-259       II8POLE                 IK8FIQ, IZ8DFO, IZ8EDF IK8FIQ


Tks DE3EAR 2/12/15

? February to 31 July 2015

LATVIA                                                               390th Anniversary of town of Liepaja

The of Liepaja will celebrate its 390th anniversary of founding in 2015. The six resident ham stations of the town will be active with special event prefixes (YL390) marking this anniversary and will be on the air from February until the end of July 2015.

Special Event Call Signs / Operator:
YL390GQG .... YL2GQG
YL390UI ........YL2UI
YL390IV ........YL2IV
YL390QS .......YL2QS
YL390BF .......YLBF
YL390GAZ .....YL3GAZ

An electronic award will be available for contacting any 3 of the stations listed above. If you want to apply for the diploma, send an e-mail with all QSO information making sure that your complete name and e-mail address is included. Send the e-mail to . The award will begin to be delivered by 1 May 2015.

They prefer electronic QSL card confirmations by LOTW and However, if you desire a paper QSL card send your via QSL bureau, but only QSLL with $US3 for printing and postage via the home call of the stations contacted as shown above. .


Tks K1BV Research 2/27/15

1 - 31 March 2015

BRAZIL                                               450th Anniversary of the City of Rio de Janeiro Award

The city of Rio de Janeiro celebrates its 450th anniversary during the entire month of March 2015. Many events will be held during the month and throughout the year. Amateur operators of the city of Rio de Janeiro and across the State are joining in the celebration as well.  During the month of March 2015 a commemorative station to this event will be on the air, using a special call of PQ450RIO for the event. The official station of LABRE -RJ, PY1AA will also be active on the air. The Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rdio Emisso LABRE - RJ, invites all amateur radio operators to participate in these activities.

Special QSLs: All stations that make contacts with the official station (PQ450RIO) will be receiving the cards via Bureau QSLs, or direct by mail P.O Box 58 Rio de Janeiro -RJ ZIP Code: 20010 -974 sending a SASE (Self Address Stamped Envelope.)

We will also be offering a unique certificate for all who wish and comply with the regulations described below for the award.

Requirement: During the period from: 03:00Z from March 01, 2015 to 23:59 March 31, 2015. (UTC), contact the following stations:

a. Special Event Station PQ450RIO
b. The station PY1AA (LABRE-RJ) will be worked bonus station for certificate.
c. 40 (forty) amateur radio stations in the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro.
d. This is a total of 42 contacts.

To apply, you should create a "cabrillo formatted " log and send after the closing date to e-mail: no later than April 15, 2015. (All contest logging programs will be able to create a cabrillo file.) Please do not send the log in other formats. Files in these formats: DOC, DOCX, TXT, PDF will not be accepted. All contacts of the stations PQ450RIO and PY1AA in the month of MAR 2015 will be updated daily at Clublog ( ) You can use this information to track your progress.

Stations of the State of Rio de Janeiro, will be using their customary call sign and prefixes depending on the license class. Contacts with Rio stations using land mobile, fix base, sea and air are all valid. All standard prefixes or other special event stations in the State of Rio de Janerio all count for the award. Note that contacts by: REPEATERS or ECHOLINK, will not be valid for the certificates.

Valid amateur bands 80 to 6 meters OK. Modes CW, SSB, DIGITAL (PSK, SSTV, RTTY, JT65) are OK.


Tks K1BV Research 3/1/15

1 - 31 March 2015

POLAND                                     20th Anniversary of Grodziski Klub Krotkofalowcow SP5PMU.

3Z20PMU is the special call sign active from 2015-03-01 to 2015-03-31 to celebrate The 20th Anniversary of Grodziski Klub Krotkofalowcow SP5PMU. 
Each QSO with 3Z20PMU Special Event Station will be confirmed by an eQSL card on and only on request by a classic paper QSL card. "A request" means sending us a card with marking "PSE QSL" by bureau (via SP5PMU) or direct. In the case "direct" please send us SAE (self-addressed-envelope) and IRC or 2 USD to cover our postage costs.

Non-SP Stations who want to earn the 3Z20PMU Award (a diploma in pdf e-version) should follow the following rules:
1. Make three QSOs with 3Z20PMU Special Event Station with three different pairs of band/mode contacts. For example: 1st QSO on 30 meters band/PSK, the 2nd QSO 
    on 17 m/SSB and 3rd QSO on 15 m/SSB or 20 m/CW, 20 m/RTTY, 20 m/SSB).
2. Send a log excerpt (ADIF file, JPEG, PDF, DOC) to e-mail address: .

Internet: entry for 3Z20PMU


Tks UT7AW 

1 - 31 March 2015

SWITZERLAND                                                     HB125FMS - 125th Anniversary of Monte San Salvatore Funicular

On the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of the Monte San Salvatore funicular, members of the Tera Radio Club will activate the special event station HB125FMS, from 1 to 31 March, 2015,  The radio activity will be on all bands and modes. A special QSL is also available.

An award is also being offered for those stations who contact HB125FMS on different bands as follows:
1. 3 Bands BRONZE
2. 4 Bands SILVER
3. 5 Bands or more GOLD
(Note, you can verify your QSO's with HB125FMS on the website and proceed to the Award Request and download the award in PDF format ready to be printed.  The award will not be delivered by maill, please note the procedure for payment  in the next paragraph.  This will have to be done by mail and once completed, they will allow you to download the digital file.   (???%%%$$$###)

To download the Award please send your QSL Card with Euro/USD 5.- (only paper) to the QSL Manager: HB9OCR, Marco Hardmeier, Via Ponte Tresa 15, 6924 Sorengo (Switzerland); or send Euro/USD 5.- (transfer fee at your charge): via Paypal account [ ], or for multiple OM on the Account IBAN CH19 8036 2000 0044 7901 8, SWIFT RAIFCH22362. After the incoming payment, you can download your Award, in PDF format, directly from the requesting above website. Please mention your call sign in the money transfer.

Any questions about the Award can be made by e-mail ( to the Award Manager HB9OCR Marco.


QRZ site HB125FMS

Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015

1 March to 31 May 2015

ANDORRA                                   35th URA ANNIVERSARY Diploma U.R.A.

The national amateur radio association of Andorra is the Uni de Radioaficionats Andorrans, celebrating its 35th Anniversary, and offers this Diploma with the following instructions.

1. Eligibility: The following Diploma will be of an international range, making all Ham radio or listeners (SWL)possible to obtain it.
2. Bands: All bands available to the ham radio service may be used. Contacts made via repeater will not be considered as valid.
3. Modes: All modes may be used.
4. Only one Diploma will be given for the mixed modality.
5. Dates: Available for contacts made from 1 March to 31 May 2015 UTC.
6. Prefix: With this event, the special prefix of C35 will be given as well as the usual suffix from members of the Uni de Radioaficionats Andorrans.
7. Requirements: Make at least 5 contacts in 3 different bands.
8. During this period the prefix C37 will also be active with different call signs, acting as a wild card counting for any missing band QSO.
9. Applying: A Diploma will be given to all ham radio users that request it by sending an request to Uni de Radioaficionats Andorrans, P.O. Box 1150.- AD553 Andorra la Vella , with the list of contacts made with these stations, no later than 31 December 2015. The cost of the Diploma will be of 15 IRC, 12,00 US$ or 10,00 .


Tks K1BV Research 3/1/15

6 - 9 March 2015

UKRAINE                                   190th Anniversary of the birth of Alexander Fedorovich Mozhaiskogo

The award commemorates the 190th anniversary of Alexander Fedorovich Mozhaiskogo, who by 1878, well before powered flight was possible, developed and proposed the necessary structure of heavier than air craft, all the five basic elements present in all modern aircraft structures.

A free electronic award is made available for having made just one contact with station UR4NWW/p or 3 contacts with any stations in the Vinnytsia region which includes stations whose suffix begins with "N", such as UR#N, US#N, UT#N, UV#N, UW#N, UX#N, UY#N, UZ#N.  To receive the award, indicate your full name and call sign and apply by include a list of contacts to the award sponsor via e-mail no later than 31 March 2015 to:


Tks Victoria UT7AW 2/26/15

25 April 2015

ENGLAND                                                 International Marconi Day

Every year, the Cornish Amateur Radio Club sponsors this event celebrating the date of birth of Guglio Marconi, the wireless pioneer who experimented with and developed much of this new technology in the early 20th century. His experiments were conducted all over Europe and other continents, and many of the memorial stations active this day will be operating from the same locations in his honor.

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 or contacts made with one of the current crop of Internet assisted modes, e.g. Echolink, 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 and are offered under the following categories:-

Make direct two-way communication with 15 of the official Award Stations from a fixed location, mixed modes are permitted.

Make two-way communication with 12 of the official Award Stations from a mobile location, mixed modes are permitted.

Make two-way communication with 15 of the official Award Stations from a fixed location, using CW only.

Make two-way communication with 15 of the official Award Stations from a fixed location, using Digital Modes only. (e.g. AMTOR/PACTOR/RTTY/AX25/ASCII/PSK31 & SSTV)

An opportunity for Clubs/Groups at fixed locations to take part and gain the award by establishing two-way communication with 20 of the official Award Stations using mixed modes or with 20 contacts using either C.W. or Digital Modes

To log two-way communications made by 15 of the official Award Stations, mixed modes are permitted.

To log two-way communications made by 10 of the official Award Stations using C.W. only.

Apply by sending a log extract of the required number of contacts/SWL and fee of 10, $US15 or 8.00 Sterling to: Ken G0FIC, IMD Awards Manager, Cornish Amateur Radio Club, 38 Tresithney Road,. Carharrack. Redruth. TR16 5QZ England.


Tks PA3CUZ 2/28/15

April 25 to May 5, 2015

POLAND                          The 22th Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn Award

The Award is issued by the Wolsztyn Amateur Radio Club SP3PWL: The purpose of the Award is to commemorate the 22st Steam Locomotive Parade, which takes place in Wolsztyn every year, and promote the Wolsztyn Locomotive Shed. The Award is available to amateur radio operators and SWLs.

1. Polish Stations: Make one QSO/HRD with the Wolsztyn Club Station SP3PWL (mandatory) and three QSOs/HRDs with the following Club members: SP3HD, SP3BLK, SP3DWH, SP3GAD, SP3OSK, SP3OSR, SP3RBQ, SP3SFY, SQ3DVQ, SQ3JPV, SQ3REA, SQ3REB, SQ3RPB, SQ3SW.
2. Foreign stations: one QSO/HRD with SP3PWL and one with a Club member.

All bands and modes may be used.
QSOs/HRDs made from April 25 to May 5, 2015, will be valid.
The most active operator will be granted a surprise award.
The electronic (pdf) Award will be sent by e-mail free of charge to be printed at home.
(You may also ask for a paper version of the award. (fee: PLN 15 or EUR 5 ).
Applying: Send your log extract to: , or: Wolsztyn'ski Klub Krtkofalowcw, T?oki 60a, 64-200 Wolsztyn, Poland, on or before May 31, 2015.

Internet: (Event data) ;

Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015

1 - 30 May 2015

CANADA                                     VE Day Award

The Penticton Amateur Radio Club will operate Special Event Station VE7DAY commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE Day and will be active from 1 to 30 May 2015 only. 
VE Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allied Forces of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. This marked the end of World War II in Europe.

To request a printable confirmation certificate please send email with contact information in standard format per sample below. There is no charge for a digitally delivered award.

TO STATION: __W2XXX__________

QSO Date




17 May 2015

1158 14.194



Send this contact data Please wait until MAY 31 to request a confirmation. We will upload the logbook to LOTW and

VE70DAY will operate 10 - 80 meters during this time. Please limit your contacts to once per band/mode.

The award is free of charge as a digital file. A printed copy is available for $5 to cover cost of postage. Send funds to Doug Pichette, 533 Nelson Ave, Penticton, Canada V2A 2L3.


Tks PA3CUZ 1/26/15

9 - 10 May 2015

Netherlands                                 5th activation of Windmill "the Old Mill" at Oudemolen Netherlands (PA05MILL)

Several radio amateurs of VERON section A54 will take part in the National Mills Weekend on the 9th and 10th of may 2015. Their operation will take place from the old corn mill with the name: "The Old Mill" (which dates from 1846) located on the Oudemolensedijk 16 at Oudemolen. They plan to be active on all HF bands and 2 meters with the special call PA05MILL.

All stations who make at least one qso with PA05MILL will receive a beautiful special QSL card via the QSL bureau. Cards are also available direct by sending your QSL card directly with SAE and $US2 to the QSL manager: Cor Verdult (PA2CVD), Kam. Onnesstraat 18, 4631 GT, Hoogerheide, The Netherlands

A beautiful digital mill award will also be issued.. One qso with PA05MILL is sufficient to earn this beautiful digital award! To apply for this digital award click on the link shown on their website and fill in the details. You will receive your digital award as soon as possible. You can apply for this Mill award until Monday, May 25th, 2015.

More information about historic windmills is available during the National Mills Weekend. Mills will be opened for visitors, no admission fee will be levied. For further information take a look at the page: (only Dutch language).

Tks entry 2/27/15

11 May to 7 June 2015

Netherlands                                            125th Anniversary Vincent van Goghs Birth (PA125VVG)

Several radio amateurs of the VERON Section 54 - Etten-Leur, starting on 11 May 2015 to 7 June 2015 will activate the special call PA125VVG to publicize the 125th anniversary of the birth of famed artist Vincent van Gogh.

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch painter and one of the great painters of the 19th century. His work falls under the category of Post-Impressionism, an art form that succeeded the nineteenth century impressionism. He was born in Zundert on 30th of March 1853 in the Netherlands and he died on 29th of July 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise in France. Vincent van Gogh lived a while in the town of Etten-Leur.

Some famous paintings include: Sunflowers - The Potato Eaters - Bedroom at Arles.

Additional information about the life and works of Vincent Van Gogh go to:

The special event station PA125VVG will be active on all HF / VHF bands and using different modes. For all qsos with the special call PA125VVG we will send a special QSL card via the QSL bureau. EQSL and LoTW will not be used. It will also possible to send a QSL card directly: Send your QSL card directly to the Netherlands with SAE and $ 2 (no IRC coupon) to the QSL manager: Chris Baeten, PA1CPA, Meidoornlaan 35, 4871 TA ETTEN-LEUR, The Netherlands.

A special digital award will be issued named THE VINCENT VAN GOGH AWARD
To achieve this special digital award the following conditions apply:
1. Make 2 qsos with PA125VVG on different bands and or in different modes.  OR.
2. Make 1 qso with PA125VVG and 1 qso with member of VERON section 54 during the period from 1st of January 2015 until 7th of June 2015.

Below is a list of active members of the VERON section 54: PA0LOU PA0ATG PA1BR PA1CPA PA1ADG PA2CVD PA5JSB PD0PMS PD0RWL PE1RMO PH1B.

To apply for this digital award click on the link found on the website, fill in the details and you will receive your digital award as soon as possible.

QSL: Via QSL-manager PA1CPA


Tks PA2CVD 2/23/15

20-21 June 2015
27-28 June 2015

England                                                            International Museums Weekend

On the 3rd and 4th weekends of June 2015, amateur station will be operating from a over 325 museums from all over the world, though primarily in Europe. Contacts with at least 5 museums will qualify you to earn a no charge digital award in PDF format.
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.

 The log extract should also 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 contacted as the Awards states how many you worked in total not just the 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 to:


Tks PA3CUZ 3/1/15

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).