Short Term Awards for 2013
Contacts for these awards must be made generally during the calendar year
Some of the award periods may range from as short as 4 months to over a year, but all include the year 2013.
For much shorter term awards (a few days to a month), see this special file.
Indicates Latest Awards Added to this list.
2013 Annual Awards
|COUNTRY||NAME OF AWARD||SOURCE||FREE
|BULGARIA||All Bulgarian Saints Award||PA3CUZ||X||December 18, 2012|
|CZECH REPUBLIC||1150th Anniversary of the arrival of Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia||DIG Bulletin||March 15, 2013|
|ENGLAND||IOTA 50th Anniversary Marathon||K1BV Research||March 17, 2013|
|ENGLAND||RSGB Centenary Award 2013||K1BV Research||December 24, 2012|
|GERMANY||20 Jahre Donnersberg Diploma||DH1PAL||July 12, 2012 / January 30, 2013|
|GERMANY||175th Anniversary of the First German Railway||K1BV Research||January 28, 2013|
|GERMANY||GERMAN ROSE SHOW 2013 Diploma||DIG Forum||Not free, but reduced price for digital.||December 7, 2012|
|GERMANY||Brave Radio Friends - Annual Islands Award||DE3EAR||X||January 3, 2013|
|GERMANY||222th Birthday of Samuel F.B. Morse||PA3CUZ||April 30, 2013|
|GERMANY||60 YEARS IN AMATEUR RADIO RUDOLSTADT||DIG Bulletin||March 2, 2013|
|GERMANY||50 Jahre District Schwaben Diplom||PA3CUZ||March 17, 2013|
|GERMANY||Vox House Award||DH1PAL||December 19, 2012|
|HUNGARY||AWARD 1983 HG1S 2013||PA3CUZ||X||January 14, 2013|
|ITALY||International Space Station Award||PA3CUZ||Oct 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013|
|ITALY||Diploma ARI San Vincenzo||PA3CUZ||X||April 28, 2013|
|IRELAND||EI 13 CLAN award/s||PA3CUZ||December 18, 2012|
|POLAND||55th Anniversary of the Polish Association of Amateur Radio in the Opole||PA3CUZ||May 1, 2013|
|ROMANIA||10th Anniversary Banat Timisoara Radio Club||ON4CAS||X||January 3, 2013|
|RUSSIA||"Cyril and Methodius" Diploma||OH3GZ||X||March 20, 2013|
|RUSSIA||85th Anniversary of the Omak Regional Radio Club Award||SP9JPA||If earned during days of special activity.||April 2, 2013|
|RUSSIA||Ernst Krenkel Diploma||K1BV Research||X||January 27, 2013|
|RUSSIA||P-250 Diploma||QRZ.ru||X||February 11, 2013|
|RUSSIA||Penza 350th Anniversary Award||OH3GZ||December 26, 2012|
|RUSSIA||First Pilot of the Antarctic Diploma||PA3CUZ||X||January 23, 2013|
|RUSSIA||400th Anniversary of the Russian Tsar and the Imperial House of Romanov Diploma||QRZ.ru||February 25, 2013|
|RUSSIA||120th Anniversary of the Birth of Mikhail Tukhachevsky||PA3CUZ||X||April 29, 2013|
|RUSSIA||"Universiade" 2013 Award Programme||SP9JPA Blog||X||January 3, 2013|
|SWEDEN||The Scandinavian Open CW Award (SOCWA)||KD1TH||X||October 19, 2012|
|SWITZERLAND||HB30OK Award||HB9OCR||October 24, 2012|
|SWITZERLAND||Schwinger-Diplom||PA3CUZ||X||April 27, 2013|
|USA||Frankford Radio Club 85th Anniversary||WA3PZO||X||December 10, 2012|
|USA||YLRL - 2013 Favorite Foods Certificate||PA3CUZ||X||April 27, 2013|
BULGARIA All Bulgarian Saints Award
Between 1st and 31st of January 2013 Bulgarian Radio Club BLAGOVESTNIK LZ1KCP will use the special callsign LZ 1771 SDG which has been created in honour of Bulgarian Saint Martyr Damaskin Gabrovski. LZ 1771 SDG counts for "All Bulgarian Saints" award and carries a value of 10 points towards the "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award.
To obtain the Diploma it is necessary for:
a. For European stations to work 10 different memorial call signs dedicated to these saints and
b. For stations outside of Europe to work 5 different memorial call signs dedicated to Bulgarian Orthodox Saints.
For 2013, the call signs activated for the award are as follows:
LZ1771SDG from January 1 - 31, 2013.
LZ969SCP from February 1 - 29, 2013.
LZ1323SKZ from March 1 - 31, 2013.
LZ833MBB from April 1 - 30, 2013.
LZ1876SMB from May 1 - 31, 2013.
LZ1534GWS from June 1 - 30, 2013.
LZ1722SN from July 1 - 31, 2013.
LZ1105PIO from August 1 - 31, 2013.
LZ1406SK from September 1 - 30, 2013.
LZ1795WZM from October 1 - 31 2013
LZ1520YYD from November 1 - 31, 2013.
LZ867MWB from December 1 - 31, 2013.
The cost of the Diploma is 5€ and also it can be obtained free of charge in electronic form by e-mail. Please send applications to: email@example.com. For paper version of the Diploma please send: 5 EUR to the PayPal account: firstname.lastname@example.org
QSL cards are not necessary, only an extract from the log.
For each year Diploma will be issued with numbering that shows the year it was earned. . Only memorial call signs will be changed and the Diploma can be obtained every year for QSO’s within period from January 01 until December 31 for the relevant year.
Internet http://www.balkanclub.org/awards.htm of http://www.qrz.com/db/LZ1771SDG
Czech Republic 1150th Anniversary of the arrival of Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia
The Radioclub Kunovice is sponsoring an award on the 1150th
anniversary of the arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia.
QSOs are valid during the Calendar Year 2013. QSOs made through the repeater cannot be counted. QSO made in contests are OK for the award. The award will be issued for either HF or VHF with no restrictions concerning the type of operation and it is offered to SWLs as well.
No endorsements are offered for band or mode. Same station may be worked several times for the award, however, each QSO must be made with different bands and modes.
Requirements: Earn at least 1150 points for the following contacts:
1. For OK and OM stations on HF: 300 points for contacts with special event radio stations, 50 points with other listed stations.
2. For EU stations on HF: 300 points for contacts with special event radio stations, 100 points with other listed stations.
3. For DX stations on HF: 350 points for contacts with special event radio stations, 150 with other listed stations.
4. For VHF stations: 350 points for contacts with special event radio stations, 150 points for other listed stations. Multiple contacts during contests with stations OK2KYD and OK2RDI are OK.
5. QSO with following stations are included in award:
OK1XOE, OK2ADI, OK2AU, OK2BEW, OK2BHL, OK2BNF, OK2BWC, OK2FB, OK2FI, OK2GG, OK2IUH, OK2MET, OK2MPB, OK2NET, OK2PBG, OK2PCS, OK2PCL, OK2PPM, OK2PUH, OK2TUH, OK2UHG, OK2UHP, OK2ZV, OK5MM, OK2KYD, OK2OBW, OK2RDI
6. During 2013 special event radio stations OL1150CM, OL863CM and OL2013CM will be active. In case the Pope visits Velehrad, we will use another special call sign instead of OL2013CM.
An application for award can be sent to address of Radioklub Kunovice,
Panská 9, 68604 Kunovice, Czech republic or via email email@example.com
Please use the award application found on the website noted below.
Payment can be made by bank transfer to account nr. 2500228561/2010, IBAN CZ0420100000002500228561, BIC code / SWIFT FIOBCZPPXXX. In the message to the recipient, please give your callsign.
PDF award Printed award
EU stations 6 EUR / 8 USD 8 EUR / 10 USD
DX stations 8 EUR / 10USD 10 EUR / 12 USD
E-mail: Tomas Kaplan, OK1XOE, firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet: http://award-cm.ok2kyd.cz or http://award-cm.ok2kyd.cz/en/award-rules.html
Tks: DIG Rundspruch Nr. 1781 3/15/13
ENGLAND IOTA 50th Anniversary Marathon
|There was too much to include and summarize, so you may want to click on the PDF document referenced at the bottom of this article for all the details. I have included some of the introductory material. It seems to be designed to encourage IOTA activity for additional awards purposes during their 50th anniversary.|
THE YEAR 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Islands On The Air (IOTA) Programme by British SWL Geoff
Watts, BRS-3129. To celebrate the occasion, the RSGB IOTA Manager and Committee announce an exciting activity period in which
all licensed amateurs world-wide are invited to participate.
For a two-year period during 2012 and 2013, IOTA chasers are encouraged to contact as many different IOTA groups as possible, and IOTA activators to play their part by operating from as many groups as possible, with special emphasis on the less-frequently activated ones. The points system adopted rewards 'Activators' with higher scores for activating the rarer IOTA groups. Certificates and awards will be available to both 'Chasers' and 'Activators' to reflect attainment of graduated bands of performance.
Prizes will be awarded to the highest-scoring individuals in both the ‘Chasers’ and ‘Activators’ sections and these will, if circumstances allow, be presented during the IOTA 50th Anniversary celebrations at the RSGB Convention in 2014. Certificates will be available to other participants who reach the specified grade levels.
‘IOTA Chasers’ Marathon
Certificates, sent electronically, will be available for all ‘IOTA Chasers’ who score a minimum of 100 points. The following certificates are available:
50th Anniversary Marathon IOTA Chasers Participation certificate 100 points
50th Anniversary Marathon IOTA Chasers ‘Bronze’ certificate 250 points
50th Anniversary Marathon IOTA Chasers ‘Silver’ certificate 500 points
50th Anniversary Marathon IOTA Chasers ‘Gold’ certificate 750 points
50th Anniversary Marathon IOTA Chasers ‘Diamond’ certificate 1000 points
In addition, there will be a special prize for the highest-scoring ‘IOTA Chaser’ in both the single-operator and multi-operator categories on each continent, subject to achievement of the 'Silver' certificate.
‘IOTA Activators’ Marathon
All logs must be submitted electronically. Paper logs will not be accepted. All applications should be made after the end of the IOTA 50th Anniversary Marathon period, i.e. not before 1 January 2014. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2014. Full details of the application procedure will be available on the RSGB IOTA web-site at http://www.rsgbiota.org closer to the time. Any questions about the IOTA 50th Anniversary Marathon rules may be sent to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as appropriate.
Worked All Britain Calendar Award
Since we introduced the award for our Ruby Anniversary, W.A.B.’s "one off" yearly awards have proved very popular with our members, especially those long in the tooth, who liked something new to go for. It is much easier for those who have a lot of free time to achieve these awards and in fact, in some cases, they are achieved within a few weeks of their inception.
With this in mind, we have tried with this award to make it cover over more of the year by including time factors. The top level of the award cannot be achieved until October at the earliest.
a. All contacts to be made in the calendar year of 2013
b. As per the revised general W.A.B. policy, certificates will be unnumbered
c. Also re the above, award listings will be made in alpha-numeric order of callsign
d. Awards may be endorsed for any band/mode
e. Lower stages of the award must be claimed prior to, or at the same time as, a higher stage
f. An individual square may only be claimed once during the year
In common with all W.A.B. awards, it will be available to non-members upon receipt of the appropriate fee. (Refer to WWW page below for fees.)
The Award will be split into 2 sections:
UK HF & Europe HF
UK VHF/Outside Europe HF/UK Mobile
Refer to website for requirements of the award for UK VHF/Outside Europe and HF/UK Mobile.
HF is defined for this Award as 1.8 MHz and higher, VHF is defined as 50 MHz and higher.
Requirements - UK HF & Europe HF
a. Basic - 90 squares in total, these must be worked in any 3 months of the year. Each month must show 30 squares that have not been claimed in previous months.
b. Bronze - 180 squares in total, these must be worked in any 6 months of the year. Each month must show 30 squares that have not been claimed in previous months.
c. Silver - 270 squares in total, these must be worked in any 9 months of the year. Each month must show 30 squares that have not been claimed in previous months.
d. Gold - 365 squares in total, these may be worked over the whole year. 10 of the months must show at least 30 squares that have not been claimed in previous months. Note: The extra squares required for this level of award may be claimed as more than 30 in the relevant 10 months, any amount in the other 2, or as a combination thereof.
Tks OH3GZ 12/21/12
ENGLAND RSGB Centenary Award 2013
The RSGB celebrates it’s 100th Anniversary in 2013. A special award is offered for contacts made during this Centenary Year. The Award is offered in four categories, a Basic and an Advance award for both the VHF/UHF bands and the HF Bands. Each award requires you to work the Gx100RSGB Special Event Stations (SES) in a given number of RSGB Regions. (See below for list of Regions). Only one SES contact per Region counts towards this aspect of the award.
The first part of the Award requirements calls for QSOs with the Special
Event Stations in RSGB Regions:
HF Basic = 7 Regions
HF Gold = 10 Regions
(See RSGB web site for VHF/UHF requirements).
The second part of the requirements calls for earning a number of points working stations in the Commonwealth Countries or ITU Zones in other countries.
Points are available as follows:
1. The first contact with Gx100RSGB in each Region (1 point). Any band within either the VHF/UHF or HF category may be used, but subsequent contacts with the Special Event Stations in the same Region does not count as an additional Regional contact, but such contacts may qualify for a different UK IOTA, UK Locator, UK DXCC, etc.
2. The first contact with a UK IOTA entity on each band (1 point).
On HF only
o First contact with each Commonwealth Country on each band (1 point)
o First contact with each of the ITU Zones on each band (1 point)
The RSGB has provided a spreadsheet which you may download that will be
available to record your contacts. It also contains "help" comments
to enable easy usage.
In addition an entry spreadsheet for each scoring group by band is provided to enable easy crossing checking throughout the year-long award period. No QSL card confirmations are required.
This will have columns for each of the various points and it will add up your cumulative score as you go. Download the spreadsheet from their website.
SWL OK on same basis as for licensed amateurs.
Single band entries will be accepted providing the applicant makes the required point totals. All entrants can use either multi-mode or single according to choice and certificates will be endorsed accordingly. Note that 60m and bands at 23cm and above are excluded from the challenge.
HF Bands from 160m through 10m (except 60m) may be used in accordance to your licence conditions.
Each HF Award uses contacts with the:
A. Regional Special Event Station Gx100RSGB in each of the 13 Regions
B. 24 UK IOTA Islands
C. 138 Commonwealth Call areas
D. 77 ITU Zones
Basic HF Award: This award requires the claimant to have accumulated 250 points; scored on the basis of 1 point per QSO with any UK IOTA Islands, any Commonwealth Call areas and ITU Zones on any mix of bands, and must include QSOs with the Regional SES in at least 7 different Regions.
Gold HF Award: This more challenging award requires the claimant to have accumulated 450 points, as for the Basic award, but including QSOs with the Regional SES in at least 10 different Regions.
Applications for the award should be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com
with the following attachments and/or data:
a. The Excel spreadsheet listing the claimed contacts
b. For other than SWL claims a statement that the contacts were made by the licensee personally operating within the terms of their station licence.
c. RSGB membership number or non-member statement.
d. Award fee of £3.00 (or US$5 or €5) via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
e. Your correct mailing address for the certificate.
f. No applications accepted after 31 January 2014.
E-mail - general questions: email@example.com
E-mail - applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
The RSGB Regions are as follows:
1 South Scotland
8 Northern Ireland
Tks K1BV Research 12/24/12
GERMANY 20 Jahre OV Donnersberg
The DARC Club Donnersberg offers this certificate which commemorates their 20th Anniversary.
Requirements: Earn a total of 20 points during the period 1 Jan 2013 through 31 Dec 2013.
A. At least one of the two club stations is required. The club stations and
DL0DOB and DF0FCK both = 7 points.
B. Training stations (DN1DOB, DN2WK, and DN4PE DN7DB) from K54 are worth 4 points.
C. All other stations are from DOK K54 are worth 3 points.
D. Contacts with stations from adjacent towns of DOK K11, K16, K21, K27 may be worked for the award are are valued at 1 point each.
Each station can be contacted multiple times for the award, provided they contacted are on a different band. There is no restriction on bands, except that QSOs via packet mode and Echolink are not allowed. Send a log extract and self addressed envelope plus fee of DL € 5.00, or non-DL 10€ or $US15 and send to the award manager Falk Breu, DO9FB, An der Vogelwiese 3, D-67308 Bubenheim, Germany.
GERMANY 175th Anniversary of the First German Railway
This award marks the 175th Anniversary of the first German railway connecting Braunschweig, Wolfenbüttel, Börßum, Schladen, Vienenburg, Bad Harzburg, and is sponsored by the BSW club station DLØVBG ofVienenburg. Available for all amateurs and SWLs. In 1838 the first operating train track between Brunswick and Wolfenbüttel was completed. On the Vienenburg - Neustadt section (now Bad Harzburg) the trains were pulled by horses because locomotives could managed the grades. Vienenburg, built in 1840 is the oldest surviving station in Germany. A railway museum with model railway is a part of that station. On special occasions, the club station DLØVBG broadcasts directly from the museum.
To earn the award, a total of 175 points must be earned by contacts during calendar
year 2013 with the following values:
1. QSOs with DR175EDS = 25 points. (Mandatory contact).
2. Club stations of EFA DL = 10 points (Minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 club stations = 100 points.
3. Members of the EFA DL = 5 points. (Maximum of 100 points may be earned.)
(The EFA stands for the German Railway-Radio-Amateurs society whose club station and contacts with their members count for this award)
You may apply no later than 31 Mar 2014. Award fee is 6E. Send log extract and required fee to: Peter Fischer - DF7AA, PO Box 13 05, 38688 Vienenburg, Germany.
Electronic payments may be sent to:
Bank account: Peter Fischer
Postbank Hannover IBAN: DE39 2501 0030 0146 1943 03 BIC PBNKDEFF
Password: 175EDS + Private Call
EFA website is www.efa-dl.de
Tks SP9JPA Blog 1/28/13
GERMANY GERMAN ROSE SHOW 2013 Diploma
The German Amateur Radio Club, Forst / Lausitz, DOK Y27 sponsors, along with the Rose City Forest in the Lausitz, the short-term diploma "German Rose Exhibition 2013" to licensed radio amateurs for amateur radio contacts during the period from 1 January to 31 December 2013. This is issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of East German Rose Garden Forest" and the "German Rose Show" on 14 June to 29.September 2013 in Forst (Lausitz). SWL OK.
Requirement: Earn at least 100 points for the award. There is no band and mode restriction (Packet Radio and Echo-Link does not count though).
1. Contacts with stations associated with the city club stations of DL0FOR/Y27, DK0NFL/Y33, and DA0NFL/Y33 = 30 points. Each may be contacted only one time.
2. Contacts with radio amateurs from the local chapter Forst / Lausitz (Y27) or the local chapter Neisse city Forst / Lausitz (Y33) or the training station DN1NFL (Y33) = 20 points. Each may be contacted only one time.
3. Contacts with the Rose cities of Baden-Baden (A03), Bad Langensalza (X02), Dortmund (O05, O52, Z03), Eltville (F37), Freising (C04), Sangerhausen (W26), Uetersen (M21), Bad Kissingen (B42 ) Eutin (M02), Hildesheim (H15) and two bridges (K12) = 10 points each.
4. For stations outside of Germany, point values are doubled.
Submit log extract which includes My Callsign, name and address, details of the opposite radio station: callsign, date, time, frequency, and mode.
Send your request by regular mail or by e-mail to the award manager. The deadline for applying for the diploma is the 30 June 2014. The award fee for German applicants is 5€, 10E for those outside of Germany. A PDF file version is available for self printing, and the cost for this is 3€.
The fees are due with the application and can be sent electronically to the
account of the DARC OV Forst / Lausitz the information "DRD 2013". ‘
Transfer data: Account: 74667, bank code 180 927 44 at the Volksbank eG Spree-Neisse
IBAN: DE85 1809 2744 0003 0074 21, BIC: GENODEF1SPM
Diploma Manager: Wolfgang Plache, DL9UJF, Ringstr. 3, D-03149 Forst
DIG Forum 12/3/12
The Brave Radio Friends group has issued this as an annual award since 2011.
It supports the IOTA award program and offers a
challenge to all interested island hunters (OP or SWL), starting in the respective calendar year,
Work or hear amateur radio stations operating
from as many different IOTA groups as possible. Each group only counts once in
the year. There is a new award design every year. Older awards (2011; 2012)
can still be applied for if the requirements were fulfilled during the correct
Basic: 10 IOTA groups
Bronze: 25 IOTA groups
Silver: 50 IOTA groups
Gold: 75 IOTA groups
Diamond: 100 IOTA groups
QSL cards are not required. No awards fee for our electronic awards. Application for the pdf-award by sending your log extract in any of the formats of: pdf, doc, jpg, xls to: email@example.com .
The award is delivered to you in the format of an image file via e-mail.
Tks DE3EAR 1/4/13
GERMANY 222th Birthday of Samuel F.B. Morse
The German CW group "AGCW" offers a special award for radio
amateurs and short wave listeners world wide. Eligible contacts for the award
must be conducted in CW/during calendar year 2013.
(Note: The use of machine decoders to read the Morse code are excluded)
GOLD - Work/hear 222 members of AGCW and 2 AGCW club stations
SILVER - Work/hear 111 members of AGCW and 1 AGCW club station
BRONZE - Work/hear at least 22 AGCW member stations and form the words "AGCWDLMORSENFINDICHGUT" using the LAST character of their call letters.
Fee: 5 Euro to be paid via bank transfer, account holder: AGCW-DL e.V.
IBAN: DE64 2005 0550 1015 1339 50
N.B. the transfer has to be done using the the key word Morse2013, your name, and your call sign.
Applicants send a list of QSOs via mail or email to Kai-Uwe Hoefs, DL1AH, Hohe Str.23, D - 27374 Visselhoevede, Germany.
Member list: http://mgl.agcw.de/Mitglieder.xls
List of club stations: DFØACW, DLØCWW, DLØDA, DLØAGC, DFØAGC, DKØAG.
Tks PA3CUZ 4/30/13
GERMANY 60 YEARS IN AMATEUR RADIO RUDOLSTADT
The DARC branch Rudolstadt X24 celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Contact stations as noted below to earn their award.
Points required: 60.
a. Each station with DOK of X24 = 2 points per band.
b. The club stations and the training station DN2ERG the OV may be contacted on all bands and modes Packet Radio.
c. DA0TFF, if contacted during the dance and folk festival on 4 July to 7 July 2013 = 20 points.
d. There are at least 5 different stations from the local chapter Rudolstadt X24.
You must contact at least one of the club stations DL0RUD, DK5M and DA0TFF.
All bands and modes may be used, except Packet Radio.
Send a log extract and fee of 5€, or with proof of paid fee for Diploma to the award custodian: Rolf Junghans DM3RO, Am Bahndamm 5a, D-07404 Rudolstadt, Germany.
Electronic payment is possible for Germans using: OV-Konto unter Angabe des Rufzeichens, KontoNr.: 37003808, BLZ: 83094454 , Volksbank Saaletal e.G.
Tks DIG Rundspruche #1779. 3/2/13
GERMANY 50 Jahre District Schwaben Diplom
In 2012 the district of Swabia celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Deutsche Amateur Radio Club District Swabia offers this award for contacts with stations from Swabia made from 1 January 2012 to December 31, 2013.
50 points are needed for the award.
You must contact at least 1 station from 50% (11 DOK's) of the OV District Schwaben (TO1 t / m T021) and a QSO with special event station DR5ODTANGO is required.
Each QSO from the district T (Schwaben) = 2 points.
The special call DR5ODTANGO = 10 points.
A club station in district T = 5 points.
Each station may be contacted only one time. All bands may be used as well as the modes of SSB, FM, CW, PSK31. Contacts using Echo Link, Packet Radio and via repeater do not count. The award costs in PDF € 2 and a paper version is € 5. Send a log extract no later than June 1, 2014 to Martin Rudler, Sudeten Straße 12 86738 Deiningen, Germany.
Tks PA3CUZ 7/15/12 Corrected 8/18/12 and 12/11/12
GERMANY Vox House Award (90 years of broadcasting from Berlin)
This award Commemorates the 90th anniversary of the first official radio transmission, made from the Vox House Berlin, on October 29, 1923. The award is sponsored by the German Amateur Radio Club (DARC) Ortsverband Märkische district D13, during the calendar year 2013.
Earn at least 90 points by making contacts with licensed radio amateurs and SWL's, during the period from 1 Jan.2013 to 31 Dec 2013. Each station may be worked one time. There are no band or mode restrictions except for EchoLink and packet radio, all contacts count. Applications can be submitted until 30 June 2014. Endorsements for band and mode issued at your request.
1. Contact with special station DR 90 VOX = 10 pts. (Mandatory QSO)
2. Each station with a D-DOK (these are in Berlin) counts 7 points and 5 of them are mandatory to earn the award.
3. Club stations from cities with major radio broadcasters = 5 points each. (List of these cities shown below.
4. Amateur radio stations located in these same cities with major radio broadcasters = each 3 points
Send log extract via e-mail or postal service to the award manager: · The award application is sent to a log extract via email or mail to the award manager Michael DG8MH Hüber, Rohrbrunnerstr.12, 13509 Berlin, Germany (or firstname.lastname@example.org). The award may be received in the form of a PDF file or printed certificate. The cost for the award via electronic file is 2€ and 7€ for the laminated printed award.
European stations may send funds electronically:
Account for Diploma fee: Herbert Spring, German bank
Account Number, No: 696499360
Sort code: 10070024
Purpose: please indicate VOX + your call sign.
· Locations of broadcasters and DOK’s of valid clubs:
· Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) Munich, DOK's C09, C11, C12, C13, C18, C34, Z13 and Z67
· Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) Frankfurt, DOK's F05, F49, F57, and Z05
· Central German Radio (MDR) Leipzig DOK's S37
· North German Radio (NDR) in Hamburg, DOK's E02, E13, E14, E16, E27, E31, Z07, Z50 and Z70
· Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg (RBB) in Berlin and Potsdam, DOK's D01-D27, Y09, Z20
· Saarland Radio (SR) Saarbrücken, DOK's Z19 and Q01
· Southwest Broadcasting (SWR) Stuttgart, DOK's P11 and Z17
· West German Radio (WDR) Cologne, DOK's G10, G44 and Z12
Tks DH1PAL 12/19/12 Correction 12/21/12
HUNGARY AWARD 1983 HG1S 2013
The MTTOSZ Radioclub of Gyor celebrates the 30th anniversary of the HG1S contest station. During the calendar year 2013, earn at least 30 points by working special event station HA30S and HG1S.
a. All contacts with the special event station HA30S = one point.
b. A maximum of three contacts will be valid in every contest for the award.
c. Joker: a maximum three contacts with call sign HG1S made between 01.01.1983 and 31.12.2012.
Contacts may be made using modes of: CW, SSB and Digital mode and no amount restriction in any mode.
Please send your application to email@example.com . There is NO charge for the award which will be sent to you via return e-mail.
Tks PA3CUZ 1/13/13
IRELAND EI13 CLAN Award/s
"The Gathering" is an Irish party, on and off the airwaves. Throughout 2013 Irish families and clans will be coming together in thousands of events, both on the island and around the globe, to celebrate their history and heritage in a unique event called ‘The Gathering’. Irish amateur radio stations, North and South, will be participating and all operators throughout the world, whether they have some green Irish blood or not, are invited to join in the celebrations.
The special event call sign EI 13 CLAN will be active throughout the year and there will be awards and other activities, details of which will be posted on the IRTS website at the URL of http://www.irts.ie/cgi/gathering.cgi
The special Certificate is offered for stations that contact EI13CLAN. For every confirmed QSO with EI13CLAN you get one point for each band and mode used. For instance, 15M CW = 1 point, 15M SSB = 1 point, 10m RTTY = 1 point, 10m CW = 1 point etc etc. No points for dupes. You qualify for a certificate with a minimum of 6 points. Certificate requests should be posted to the QSL manager with full details of the bands and modes claimed, enclosing $8 to cover postage.
Award applications or requests for the special QSL my be directed to EI6AL at the following address: Silver Howe, Sydenham Mews, Corrig Avenue, Dunlaoghaire, Co Dublin, IRELAND. The award fee is $US8.
A sample of the award certificate: http://www.qrz.com/db/EI13CLAN
Tks PA3CUZ 12/22/12
Oct 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013
ITALY INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AWARD
The Radio Club A.R.I. Versilia "Sergio Cassina" IQ5VR, under the patronage of AMSAT ITALIA, ASI (Italian Space Agency) and ESA (European Space Agency), sponsors the first award named "ISS Award". It is open to all licensed OMs and SWLs of the world on the occasion of the completion of the International Space Station. All the members of A.R.I. Versilia and all the accredited stations are authorized to use the special callsign II5ISS as specified in this rule. All stations using the special call sign II5ISS, will give to the corresponding station full report (RS-T). The log of qsos will be available online on: "Club Log" page and will be updated periodically.
1. PERIOD OF VALIDITY (UTC)October 1st, 2012 – May 31st, 2013
2. FREQUENCY BANDS HF: 3.5 - 7 - 10 - 14 - 17 - 21 - 24 - 28 MHz VHF and higher: only via satellite.
All Digital. Modes (G1B etc.)
4. POWER Within the limit of the license.
5. OPERATIVE RULES All stations belonging to A.R.I. Versilia will call in the following ways:VOICE: CQ CQ CQ ISS Award this is II5ISS;CW: CQ CQ CQ ISS de II5ISS;DIGITAL: CQ CQ CQ ISS AWARD de II5ISS;It’s allowed only one QSO / HRD per band with each station regardless of the emission mode .Vatican State and Republic of San Marino stations are considered Italian stations. Only one qso with the special call sign II5ISS will allow to receive the SPECIAL QSL card of the event.
The QSO card will be sent by BUREAU or direct with SASE. All the HAMs who will require the award will receive also the SPECIAL QSL card without extra cost.
There are four grades of the award:
BRONZE: QSO / HRD with II5ISS in 3 different bands.
SILVER: QSO / HRD with II5ISS in 5 different bands.
GOLD: QSO / HRD with II5ISS in 7 different bands.
DIAMOND: QSO / HRD with II5ISS in all modes of emission in 5 different bands.
N.B. - All HAMs connecting II5ISS stations in VHF by satellite are entitled to obtain the specific Award for QSOs via satellite.
APPLYING FOR THE AWARD: Requests to get the award must arrive to the Award Manager by December 31st 2013 and no later. A copy of the log must be enclosed. For those who prefer to send log and request by mail will count the postmark.
LOG. The log must contain at least the following information: QSO number, CALL , UTC date and time, band, emission mode, Rst (s), Rst (r)
a. Italians 7.00 Euro
b. Europeans 9.00 Euro
c. All others: $15.00.
The amounts shall be paid as follows: POSTE PAY ( only for Italy): N ° 4023 6004 5867 8846 addressed to: GABRIELE PARDINIPAYPAL: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATION: must contain all the data specified in the rules, one's QSL, exact address and telephone number and the copy of the receipt of the payment.The address for paper shipping ois the following: GABRIELE PARDINI, VIA ILLICA 2, 55041 CAPEZZANO PIANORE (LU), ITALY.
ELECTRONIC FORMAT LOG: The log must be filled in EXCEL format or other formats Windows XP readable reporting all data specified in the rule, one's QSL, exact address and telephone number and where to send a copy of the payment receipt (if different from own address).Electronic log must be sent to:email@example.com . Note: The owners of mailboxes or P.O.BOX, must indicate their name in addition to the call sign.
Tks PA3CUZ 11/3/12
1 Feb 2013 to 31 Jan 2014
ITALY Diploma ARI San Vincenzo.
Issued to recognize the 40th anniversary of ARI San Vincenzo, which was
founded in February 1974.
1. Participation: all OM and SWL Italians and foreigners.
2. Period: 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014, the period coinciding with the 40th year of activities of the Section.
3. Bands and modes: all HF bands from 80 to 10 meters including the WARC in all modes.
5. Requirement for the award: Make at least two contacts (SWL) with the station IQ5SK.
These contacts/SWL must be on different dates and on different bands.
6. The contacts must be confirmed by QSL via bureau or if desired by the site eQSL.cc.
Requesting the Diploma: Send application by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The request must specify: The full name of the applicant plus a log extract of the two contacts/SWL including date, time, mode, band, and name of the operator of IQ5SK. This will be checked against the official log of IQ5SK.
A copy of the diploma dated and numbered will be sent via a PDF file of about
900 KB to the email address provided by the applicant. The applicant should
print in precisely the Diploma on a sheet of glossy photo paper of A4 size,
using a common printer, setting the print quality as photos or better. The
diploma is free. A list of those stations earning the award will be announced via the website,
Tks PA3CUZ 4/28/13
1 Oct 2012 to 30 Sep 2013
POLAND 55th Anniversary of the Polish Association of Amateur Radio in the Opole
The award celebrates the 55th anniversary of the Regional No. 11 PKF in Opole, Poland. Contact (SWL OK) club and individual stations performed between 1 October 2012 and 30 September 2013 years from individual stations and clubs from the province of Opole, or with members of the local branch of PKF No. 11. All bands and modes. No use of repeaters or EchoLink. Earn a total of 55 points to earn the award. If you earn 110 points you will receive a special medal of merit.
QSO on HF with individual stations = 1 point, Club stations = 3 points, special event station SP6PHD = 10 points.
Contacts made by Foreign stations receive double points listed above.
VHF contacts also carry a double point credit.
A Multiplier (maximum of 12) for the number of districts of the province of Opole. Total points earned is the sum of QSO points times this district multiplier. Communications can be repeated on different bands for award credit. The multiplier is calculated only once regardless of band.
Cost of the award is 10 PLN, 5 IRC or 5 Euro. The cost of the medal of merit
coin is 12 zloty, 5 IRC or 5 Euro.
Applications: send log extract from with signature of the applicant to the Award Manager: Henry Wrobel, 47-300, Krapkowice st. Flower 17. Deadline for applications is 31.Dec .2013.
You may send funds to Bank account: 10 1440 1215 0000 0000 0523 2236 PKF Regional Office No. 11 in Opole, the marked "Diploma 55" and a notifier.
The Opole Voivodeship (or county) includes 11 "land counties"³
Brzeg BQ Nysa NF G³ubczyce GY Olesno OY Kêdzierzyn-KoŸle EY Opole OJ Kluczbork UC Prudnik PJ Krapkowice AP Strzelce TE Namys³ów NY
List of radio clubs from the province : Opole SP6KEO, SP6KEP, SP6PAZ, SP6PCB, SP6PNZ, SP6PSP, SP6ZJP, SP9KDA
List of special event stations from the province. Opole : HF55O, SN55OP. 3Z55OP, HF55OP, SN55OPOLE, 3Z55OPOLE
List of members of PKF OT 11
SO6AII, SO9AHH, SP6-11-030, SP6-11-036, SP6-11-037, SP6-11-038, SP6-11-039, SP6-11-041, SP6AKI, SP6AKL, SP6AKZ, SP6AML, SP6APD, SP6AUI, SP6BFL, SP6BFN, SP6BOW, SP6CC, SP6CIK, SP6CVB, SP6CWW, SP6CXB, SP6CXK, SP6CYV, SP6DIL, SP6DMI, SP6DVP, SP6EII, SP6EIO, SP6EIY, SP6EJY, SP6EK, SP6EMH, SP6EZ, SP6FBR, SP6FME, SP6FRQ, SP6FVT, SP6GCU, SP6GHR, SP6GIY, SP6HDS, SP6IHE, SP6JU, SP6JZG, SP6JZL, SP6JZP, SP6LHT, SP6LK, SP6LR, SP6LUP, SP6LUT, SP6LUV, SP6LUY, SP6MRC, SP6OJE, SP6OJG, SP6OJJ, SP6OJK, SP6OPY, SP6OUG, SP6OUJ, SP6OUL, SP6OUQ, SP6OUY, SP6RCK, SP6RVS, SP6RVT, SP6SNS, SP6SOG, SP6SOX, SP6TPF, SP6TPP, SP6TPW, SP6TPY, SP6TRH, SP6YG, SP6ZC, SP8EAI, SP8TDX, SP9HFW, SP9UO, SQ6CNA, SQ6CNM, SQ6CNR, SQ6CXM, SQ6DXP, SQ6DXZ, SQ6IEA, SQ6IUB, SQ6IUH, SQ6IUR, SQ6KIN, SQ6LBS, SQ6LBW, SQ6LZB, SQ6LZC, SQ6LZD, SQ6LZE, SQ6LZH, SQ6MMN, SQ6MNO, SQ6MNT, SQ6MNY, SQ6NDC, SQ6NDF, SQ6NDG, SQ6NDK, SQ6OYO, SQ6PHP, SQ6PHZ, SQ6PII, SQ6SEA, SQ6SZ, SQ6VRS, SQ9CWO, SQ9CYD, SQ9FMC, SQ9OKJ, SQ9ORQ, SQ9OUD, SQ9SBF
Application for the award should include:
Your Call Sign, First Name Last Name
Address - Postcode, city street
For each stations: QSO No., Call Sign Name of operator, Date, Time,(UTC), TX RX, Issue, Band (MHz), Abbreviation of county.
Tks PA3CUZ 5/1/13
ROMANIA 10th Anniversary Banat Timisoara Radio Club
YP10KQT is a special call to celebrate 10 years of YO2KQT, the QSO BANAT TIMISOARA radio club. The call will be active from 01.01 2013 to 31.12.2013
A special award is offered in 3 levels:
a. GOLD category: 10 QSOs with different members of our club.
b. SILVER category: 7 QSOs with different members of our club.
c. BRONZE category: 5 QSOs with different members of our club.
A contact with the special callsign YO2KQT is mandatory for every
category.All bands/modes OK, except no use of repeaters and echolink contacts.
The electronic award is free of charge and will be sent by e-mail.
The printed award costs 5 USD/EUR (postal fees included).
Award requests with log extracts can be sent electronically to
club(at)yo2kqt.ro, or via regular mail to:
Radioclubul QSO Banat Timisoara - YP10KQT
P.O Box 1-100
300790 Timisoara, Romania.
Members of the club:
Club stations: YO2KQT YO2KAC YR2Y YP0WFF
ON/YO2MNF YO2ALS YO2BF YO2BP YO2BS YO2BWR YO2CEL YO2LCP YO2LGS YO2LJB YO2LLQ YO2LLZ
YO2LOJ YO2LOR YO2LOZ YO2LPI YO2LQM YO2LRK YO2LSP YO2LZJ YO2LZP YO2MBU YO2MCK YO2MFC
YO2MFZ YO2MIZ YO2MJI YO2MKD YO2MKL YO2MLC YO2MLI YO2MLL YO2MLP YO2MMC YO2MNE YO2MNS
YO2MRS YO2MSB YO2MSP YO2MTD YO2MTG YO2NAA YO2QN YP2U YP2W YQ0ANT YQ2ANT
Tks ON4CAS 1/4/13
RUSSIA "Cyril and Methodius" Diploma
This award is sponsored by the Moscow Radio Club to honor the 1150th Anniversary of the Slavic Alphabet. Requirement: during the Calendar Year 2013, work 29 different stations in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus whose first letters of their name complete the modern Cyrillic alphabet.
|Example of city name|
The award is free of charge. Send log extract by regular mail or e-mail to Yuri Ivanovich Fedotov, P/33, Moscow, 119415, Russia.
Tks OH3GZ 3/20/13
RUSSIA 85th Anniversary of the Omsk Regional Radio Club Award
Issued by the Omsk Regional Division of the Soyuz Radiolubiteley Rossii for HF/VHF contacts made during the calendar year 2013. All bands and modes OK.
Requirement: 85 points.
a. Special-event stations RO85MC, RO85MD, RO85MN, RO85MT, RO85MV, and RO85NN, operating during the days of special activity (April 22-28, 2013): = 10 pts.
b. Omsk region stations (R9M, R9N): = 2 pts.
c. Omsk city stations (RDA’s from OM-1 to OM-5 ) = 1 pt.
d. Omsk stations during expeditions (portable stations) =: 2 pts.
Repeated QSOs with the same station counts if the QSO is made on different bands or is made from a different RDA district. Written applications should be endorsed by two licensed operators. (General Certification Rule). Fee: 3 IRC’s. The Award is free of charge if earned during the Activity Days. Electronic applications do not require endorsement. Address: Valentin N. Horuzhenko R9MC, P.O. Box 1569, 644110 Omsk-110, Russian Federation.
Tks SP9JPA 4/2/13
RUSSIA Ernst Krenkel Diploma
Ernst Krenkel took part in Arctic expeditions on the Graf Zeppelin airship (1931), the icebreaker Sibiryakov, steamship SS Chelyuskin (1933–1934, using the unique call sign of RAEM. He was also a radioman on the first drifting ice station "North Pole" (1937-1938, using the call sign UPOL). He set a world record by establishing a long-distance radio communication between Franz Josef Land and Antarctica.
This award honors the 110th anniversary of his birth in 1903 and is sponsored by the Moscow Radio Club for contacts made during calendar year 2013. Earn at least 110 points.
Contact stations in the city of Moscow:
a. each contact = 2 points.
b. each contact using CW = 4 points.
Moscow stations may earn the award on the same basis. Same station may
be worked on several bands and modes for award credit.
The award is FREE of charge. Just send log extract by mail or e-mail:
Yuri Ivanovich Fedotov
P / 33
Moscow 119415, Russia
Tks K1BV Research 1/27/13
RUSSIA "P-250" Diploma
The diploma is issued with a group of amateurs of Bogucany in memory of the outstanding Soviet designer (electronic equipment?) RPU SAVELYEVA Anton Antonovich, born in the village of Boguchany Krasnoyarsk Territory in 1913, the centenary of his birth.
Earn 100 points for the award.
A. QSOs with stations with. Boguchany (UA0ADX, UA0AJX) = 25 points,
B. QSOs for a youth/children's radio station in the collective. Boguchany UA0AXX, = 50 points.C. QSOs with radio stations in City of Krasnoyarsk = 10 points,
D. QSOs for QSOs with other stations in Krasnoyarsk krai = 5 points.
At least one station in Boguchany is required. Contacts on or after January 1, 2013., Repeat QSO with same station OK if done on different bands or modes. Points are doubled for contacts made on April 1, the birthday of AA Saveliev. SWL OK.
The award is FREE and will be sent in electronic form. Send log extract and send e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUSSIA City of Penza 350th Anniversary (Revised rules added 3/26/13)
The city of Penza of the Russian Federation observes it’s 350th anniversary in 2013. Amateur station in Penza city and region will be active during 2013 to mark the anniversary and will be making QSOs on the air on HF and VHF bands and different modes with their regular call signs and special callsigns.
Schedule for Special call signs in Penza during 2013:
R350FP - 1st quarter of 2013.,
R350FO - 2nd quarter 2013.,
R350FV - 3rd quarter of 2013.,
R350FL - 4th quarter 2013.
Group 1 - the operators of individual and club radio stations of Penza and the Penza region should make at least 350 QSOs (SWL observations) with different call signs of Russian and foreign stations using any and all of the permitted bands. Operators who make the most contacts (SWL observations) are encouraged by the prize committee.
Group 2 - all others, Russian and DX stations must earn at least 350 points for the contacts with different operators of Penza and the Penza region on any bands and modes.
a. For each QSO of Penza and the Penza region with special call signs shown above = 50 points.
b. For other stations in Penza, each QSO = 10 points.
c. All stations must be with different call signs. .
Applications for the award are submitted in paper or electronic format.
The award is issued in two versions: an electronic (free) and paper. The sponsor requires payment only for the cost of the postage to mail the award. Contact custodian to determine the cost for your country.
Mailing address: Gennady Korovin UA4FU, P.O. Box 307, Penza 440026, Russia.
RUSSIA The First Pilot of the Arctic
This award commemorates the 125th anniversary of this legendary pilot. On August 21, 1914 the aircraft "Maurice Farman" piloted by I. Nagurski and E. Kuznetsov took off north along the west coast of Novaya Zemlya Island in the search for the lost expedition of Georgy Sedov. This flight lasted 4 hours and 20 minutes, its length was 450 verst (450 km). Nagurski made five extended reconnaissance flights (21, 22, August 23, September 12 and 13) at an altitude of 800-1200 meters along the west coast of Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land. Today the name of the legendary pilot is commemorated in frontier post settlement on Franz Josef Land.
|See interesting article about Ivan Nagurski and his adventures in the early days of aviation in Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Nagurski|
During the period 00:00Z on January, 01 2013 to 00:00Z December 31, 2014. amateurs of all countries are invited for to take part on all bands 1.8 - 28 MHz. The diploma is designed by UZ9RR.
Earn a total of at least 125 points by making contacts noted below with point
1. Radio stations located on the Arctic islands = 20 points each.
2. Radio stations located North of the Arctic Circle = 10 points each.
3. Air mobile or Maritime Mobile Radio stations located north of the Arctic Circle = 10 points each.
4. Radio stations who are members of the club "FIFTH OCEAN" – R3AR (OG1G), UA3AV, UA3SAO, UN7BK = 5 points each.
5. Radio stations who are members of the club "FIFTH OCEAN" operating__/AM = 2 points each.
6. Radio stations who are members of the club "FIFTH OCEAN" = 1 point each.
All modes OK. Repeat QSOs are allowed only if they are made on different bands. For radio amateurs who are veterans of World War II, schoolboys and club stations of youth radio stations, the electronic version of the diploma is free-of-charge. Applications for the award should be made by a log extract showing all QSO data, certified by two licensed radio fans.
The electronic version of the diploma is free-of-charge. Fee for the paper version is: 20 Hryvnia for Ukraine and $US5 for all others. Apply no later than December, 31, 2014 to the address of degree manager UZ9RR: Yuriy Pronin P.O. Box 1480, Chernigov, 14033, Ukraine.
Tks PA3CUZ 1/23/13
RUSSIA 400th anniversary of the Russian Tsar and the Imperial House of Romanov Diploma
This award has been established by the Pushkin Radio Club of the local branch of the RAF in the Moscow region "and the" Public Committee of the Moscow region to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. The design of the diploma was approved in Office of the Head of the Russian Imperial House, HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Romanova.
Award Requirements: Earn 400 points.
During this anniversary year, stations will be active using call signs in the series R400xx. Each contact with such a station = 50 points.
QSOs are valid for award credit if made on different modes (CW, SSB, PSK31) on one band or different bands or one band with two different commemorative call signs of they type R400xx.
During January 1 to April 1 special call sign R400DR (400 House of Romanov Russia) will be active. Besides these there will be special stations located in the regions and cities related to the historical events in the life of the royal and imperial Romanov Dynasty. Each of these regional/city QSOs = 10 points each. They are the Kostroma, Moscow, Leningrad, Sverdlovsk region, Kostroma, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Tobolsk, Pushkin (Tsarskoe village), Gatchina, Petrodvorets (Peterhof), Sergiev Posad).
Other stations will be worth 20 points. These include the collective radio station Radio Club RK3DWA Pushkin Moscow region and members of the Board of the club RN3DG, UA3AU, UA3CS, UA3DAV, UA3DDU, RX3DVZ, RV3DFI, RK3DIA, R2DX, RX3DGL, RW3FB, RZ3DCK, UA3DHT. Their QSOs count for the award beginning on 1 January 2013.
Cost for the award will be 60 rubles for Russians and other member countries of the CIS and $US2 for all others. Send log extract to: Musatov Victor S. (RK3DIA), Chekhov str. 11. kv 80, Pushkin, Moscow 141207, Russia.
Tks QRZ.ru 2/25/13
RUSSIA 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Mikhail Tukhachevsky
Mikhail Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky (1893-1937) was a Marshal of the Soviet Union, commander in chief of the Red Army (1925–1928), and one of the most prominent victims of Stalin's Great Purge. He was among the very few persons of a noble background to advance so high in military rank. (Tks WIKIPEDIA)
Earn a total of at least 120 points by making contacts with stations associated with the life of Mikhail Tukachevsky.
1. Contacts with stations located in RDA (Russian District Award) SM-21 (Safonovsky district) = 10 points.
2. Contacts with RDA SM-10 (Dorogobuzhsky district) = 10 points.
3. Each contact with club station RK3LA = 20 points.
3. Contacts with amateur stations in the Smolensk region = 5 points.
For amateurs in the Asian part of Russia and other continents of the world, the number of points required is reduced to 60.
Repeated contacts with the same station will count for the award if made on different bands and modes.
Send log extract by e-mail to email@example.com . The award is FREE of charge and will be e-mailed to you in the form of an electronic file which you may print yourself.
Tks PA3CUZ 4/29/13 Correction OH3GZ 4/29/13
RUSSIA "Universiade" 2013 Award Programme
The Tatarstan Section of the Russian Amateur Radio Union (SRR) celebrates the 27th University Games to be held in Russia in 2013. The "Universiade" Award will be issued for
1. QSO’s/HRD’s with amateur radio stations in Kazan,
2. Tatarstan (the venue of the University Games 2013),
3. the Tatarstan Republic (R4P, R4Q, R4R)
4. and other Cities through which the University Games Flame will travel: Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Irkutsk, Krasnoiarsk, Novosibirsk, Tumen, Ekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Perm, Ufa, Orenburg, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Saratov, Penza, Saransk, Nizhni Novgorod, Tcheboksary, Yoshkar-Ola, Kirov, Rostov-na-Donu, Pyatigorsk, Sochi, Arkhangelsk, St. Petersburg, and Moscow; radio stations operating from the "Syedov" Tall Ship (transporting the flame). Points can be earned as follows:
Number of points scored in the periods of 2013
1 Jan to 5 May
5 May to 5 June
6 June to 17 July
18 July to 31 Dec
Cities: Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Irkutsk, Krasnoiarsk, Novosibirsk, Tumen, Ekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Perm, Ufa, Orenburg, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Saratov, Penza, Saransk, Nizhni Novgorod, Tcheboksary, Yoshkar-Ola, Kirov, Rostov-na-Donu, Pyatigorsk, Sochi, Arkhangelsk, St. Petersburg, and Moscow
"Syedov" Tall Ship
Tatarstan special-event stations:
Special-event stations from the Cities:
R27AAA–R27ZZZ, RA27AA–RA27ZZ, RU27AA–RU27ZZ
|Special Event Stations shown above will be operating from April 18 to June 17, 2013. Other interested operators can apply for special event call signs until April 6, 2013. (Tks SP9PJA)|
The award period is: 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2013.
Modes: CW, SSB, and Digital.
Double points for VHF contacts.
Contacts with the same station count in different periods and on other bands if made in the same period.
Award Classes and Points Required:
a. «Universiade – 200»;
b. «Universiade – 500»;
c. «Universiade – 1000»;
d. «Universiade – 2013» for 2013 or more points.
In your application, send your full name, callsign, score, date of your application, requested Award single mode (if applicable), your e-mail address (mandatory), and an extract from your log showing callsign, date, time, band, mode, RST. Digital applications to: ru4pg(at)mail.ru. After verification, the Manager will send a high-resolution pdf/tif version to your e-mail address. The Award is free of charge.
Translated by Henryk SP9JPA (
Tks SP9JPA Blog 1/3/13
SWEDEN The Scandinavian Open CW Award (SOCWA)
Object: The object of The SOCWA is to inspire amateur radio operators in Scandinavia and elsewhere to increase CW activity on the HF ham radio bands. The intent of the award is to encourage and reward amateurs to carry on sustained CW conversations rather than short-duration CW signal reports.
Organizer: The Promoter and responsible entity for the award is the Öland Island Radio Amateur Society, SK7RN. This activity is sponsored under the auspices and in close cooperation with The Scandinavian CW Activity Group, SCAG.
Participants: SOCWA encourages CW communication by and between with licensed amateur radio stations in the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The prefixes OY, JX, JW, OH0 and OJ0 also count as Scandinavian countries. Amateur radio operators from non-Scandinavian countries who register on the award website are welcome to participate and qualify for the award. In this regard qualified QSOs must involve a station in the aforementioned Scandinavian countries.
Period of activity: This award will be available to successful participants during Calendar Year 2013, starting on January 1st 2013. The SOCWA encourages unlimited CW activity between participating stations. The award will be available to those stations and/operators who register and report confirmed contacts as described below. The program may be extended beyond calendar year 2013.
How to register: SOCWA participants register on line at www.socwa.se
Frequency Bands: According to the IARU’s HF band plan.
Call: A response to the call CQ SAX will initiate contact with a station within the SOCWA sphere.
Logging: QSOs should be logged at the SOCWA home page. To qualify for the award, QSOs must be at a minimum of ten of minutes. Both stations have to log the QSO on the website. The time stamps (GMT) of each station’s logged on the website must match each other.
All-embracing rule: Repeated QSOs between two stations are permitted so long as there are no more than one (1) QSO every 24 hours but on different hf bands. Band variation is desired and encouraged. Always consider the CW speed of your opposite. If your counter party is sending at a lower speed, please reduce your speed to reduce errors and to eliminate the risk of confusion.
Scandinavian Radio Amateurs:After 52 or more verified QSOs, Scandinavian Radio Amateur will be awarded the SOCWA via postal means by payment of an SEK50 fee. The fee, SEK 50, also entitles to participating in a lottery with many prizes. Each confirmed QSO earns one lottery ticket in the final draw. The lottery prizes are shown on the award web site. The number of prizes will depend of the number of participants. Lottery tickets and prizes, however, are limited to Scandinavian radio amateurs.
Non-Scandinavian Radio Amateurs: After fifty two (52) or more confirmed and approved QSOs, Non-Scandinavian Radio Amateurs can print, free of charge, the SOCWA Award directly from the home page.
Project Managing Group: The SOCWA activity is managed by Mats Gunnarsson SM7BUA, Rune Wande SM5COP, Rikard Wärff SM1CQA, Roland Johansson SM6EAT and Erik Nyberg SM7DZV. The chair is SM7BUA Mats Gunnarsson with SM7DZV Erik Nyberg as alternate. The Project Managing Group group shall make all relevant decisions. Such decisions shall be final.
SWITZERLAND HB30OK AWARD
The HB30OK Award is organized by TERA Radio Club on the occasion of the
30th anniversary of the founding of the TERA Radio Club. Work the special
callsign HB30OK on as many bands and modes during each single quarter of 2013.
Each quarter has a different special QSL.
The quarters are divided:
- January / February / March = 1st quarter
- April / May / June = 2nd quarter
- July / August / September = 3th quarter
- October / November / December = 4th quarter
The Award is also divided into four categories:
Bronze: at least 3 QSOs in different bands and / or modes, in EVERY quarter. Minimum total: 12 QSOs.
Silver: at least 4 QSOs in different bands and / or modes, in EVERY quarter. Minimum total: 16 QSOs.
Gold: at least 5 QSOs in different bands and / or modes, in EVERY quarter. Minimum total: 20 QSOs.
Diamond: at least 7 QSOs in different bands and / or modes, in EVERY quarter. Minimum total: 28 QSOs.
QSOs can be made in MIXED (band and/or mode) mode. That is to say - for
example, the Bronze category - you can work the call HB30OK in 3 modes on the
same band (for example: SSB, CW and RTTY on 20m), or on 3 different bands (for
example: SSB on 15m, 20m and 40m) or in combination of both (for example: 2
modes - CW and SSB - on 20m and a QSO on another band - 40m SSB).
Between one quarter and another, you can make QSOs in the same way and in the same band (eg. QSO in 20m in each quarter is valid).
The special call will be activated by members of the TERA Radio Club on all
bands from 1.8MHz to 430MHz, phone, cw and digital.
By Digital modes, each mode of transmission count as an individual mode.
The call could be on the air every day from 01.01.2013 to 31.12.2013.
To check for up-to-date activity of the call, just look at QRZ.com. There is a box with LIVE operation information (frequency and mode).
The award may be requested online during the period of 01.01.2014 to 31.03.2014, by visiting http://www.hb9eik.ch/hb30ok/award.php . This page can also be viewed during the year to check your progress in making the QSOs. The QSOs will be on the log within 48 hours.
Application fees for the Award: 5 Euros or U.S. Dollars (5 CHF for HB and HB0) to be paid by:
Paypal in favor of firstname.lastname@example.org,
Bank account IBAN CH07 8037 4000 0020 5169 4, to Mr. Marco Hardmeier, 6592 S. Antonino, Switzerland, reference HB30OK
Cash with BANKNOTES in a sealed envelope to the Manager: Marco Hardmeier HB9OCR, Via Essagra 12, 6592 S. Antonino, Switzerland (without guarantee on the part of the postal service)always mention your call in the payment.
QSLs are via bureau (via USKA) or direct to Manager HB9OCR Marco. By direct
QSL are required 1 IRC or 2 U.S. Dollars + SASE Envelope. In case of
non-contribution by direct QSLs, these will be sent via the bureau. The
contribution for the QSLs is added to the contribution of the Award.
Internet: http://www.hb9eik.ch/hb30ok/award.php (Will be activated in early 2013)
Sponsor: TERA Radio Club, PO Box 70, 6943 Vezia, Switzerland.
Tks HB9OCR 10/24/12
In honor of the 10th anniversary of our club and in remembrance of the ESAF 2013 in Burgdorf, we offer to all OM's the unique "Schwinger-Diploma". The award may be earned by making 5 QSO's with our anniversary special station HB10BE on different bands and/or in different modes plus at least 1 QSO with our special event station HB13ESAF. You can work HB10BE (see HB10BE EN) at any time during the calendar year 2013, while HB13ESAF will only be active during July/August/September 2013.
If you wish to receive this diploma, just send us the list of your logged contacts by e-mail to : email@example.com . Let us know if you are willing to get the diploma electronically as a PDF file, or if you wish to receive it by traditional mail. In this case, we'll need your exact mail address.
Tks PA3CUZ 4/27/13
Oct 1, 2012 to Oct 1, 2013
USA Frankford Radio Club 85th Anniversary award
In celebration of our 85th year of contest excellence we are issuing 85th Anniversary Certificates to any station who works Fifty (50) FRCers at any time from October 1, 2012 to October 1, 2013 and submits a list of contacts to : FRC85thcert_at_gofrc.org . No log extracts needed, just a text list of 50 calls with log information sent to us by e-mail. Endorsements for single band entries.
Work any 50 of these stations for the 85th anniversary certificate!
Tks WA3PZO 12/2012
USA YLRL special award for 2013: Favorite Foods Certificate
Offered by the YLRL to YL’s only during 2013.
1. Talk to YL's and tell each other what your favorite food is. If you don’t
have a favorite food, you may choose a food that is specific to your area or
country. You have to be specific. Choose a food, not a category. In other words,
saying pies or cookies is not good enough. You will need to specify what type of
pie or cookie … apple pie, for instance, or chocolate chip cookies will work
2. Make 15 QSOs where you exchange this information. All 15 foods must be different.
3. You will need 1 (one) YL for each food, and you can only use a food once. You can also only use a YL only once.
4. All contacts must be made during calendar year 2013 (January 1-December 31st 2013)
5. All bands and modes including the use of Echo-link and repeaters.
6. Favorite foods must be exchanged over the air. No e-mail. .
7. Contacts may be made during nets only if the net control allows it.
8. Report the following for each contact: Date, time, band, first name, QTH, and Favorite Food.
9. Send your list in food alphabetical order to the Certificates Manager at any time during the year, but no later than the end of January 2014 to receive your certificate.
10. This certificate is available only to YLs
11. Applications may be submitted by email to Carolyn or snail mail to: Carolyn Donner, PO Box 158, Hamersville, OH 45130.
A few hints on the foods
Download Awards Application in PDF format on website shown below.
Tks PA3CUZ 4/27/13