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AWARDS BLOG VIEWING FILES FOR THE FUTURE.........
I have started the conversion of the 2017 to 2019 awards information for 8 countries added today. Only one or two awards for each country, but once all the award rules are on-line, I will start adding the filtered and cleaned up from the last catalog of my award choices. Ted K1BV
February 1, 2019 I am still working on the PERMANT awards, shifting data from the previous work. Awards from about 30 countries have been moved to individual country files. There's a minor problem, which will be addressed, but you can start checking out these on an easier system now.
Congratulations to my friends at DIG (Which is a German Awards Club now celebrating it's 25th anniversary. It is in the ANNUAL/ SHORT file and image is well done as well. Congratulations to Werner DH1PAL, who is a regular contributor toour DX Awards.
February 4, 2019
One new Very Short Time from Ukraine.
"Anniversary Liberation of Rivne"
Images of desperate fighting were common on the "eastern front" in WWII.
February 6, 2019
Two items, including a rare CUBAN award.
1. Very Short - Cuba - Baseball Motif.
2. Permanent - Russia - Vladivostok Squadron 1900s Navy.
February 10, 2019
One item today, more on the way........
1. ANNUAL all through 2019.
2. This is a good way to help the ladies with an on-the-air project, but might be helpful in getting confirmations for other YL awards.
February 14, 2018
I have several awards that need translating and formatting, but today, with cold and some snow on the ground, I am working on separating the permanent awards into smaller files. This will make it a lot easier and reduce clutter.
I am getting the help of K0DEQ, who is doing some serious work cleaning up and getting rid of awards which are no longer offered. I will try to break away and give you some new award. A great one about Belgian Lighthouses and a very nice Russian one honoring "Cherchez la Femme" - Ted K1BV
Organization of the files for this site:
There are many ways to provide information about awards. I have chosen to show the rules into separate files:
1. Very short data lives briefly, from a few days to a few months.
2. Annual/Short awards provide rules that cover more than a few months, and up to a year. Then they disappear.
3. Long term is just that. Forever, perhaps, but designed for long term usage, well over a year.
Info (with exception of permanent awards) are listed in random order on those pages that show rules. I remove items that are too old, or at the end of the term, and the item is deleted or transferred.
One of my problems is to provide you with a way to find the rules on my pages, quickly as possible.
My hosting company does not yet support the anchor link. But there's a way to get one to work. On the table at the top of each list of awards, I have used a table cell that carries a 4 digit letter/number key: such as A133.
If you open your browsers "FIND" function and just type this letter/number key into your browser, it will take about a millisecond for your browser to find that information. Try it. It's fast!
I hope to re-build the DXAWARDS website, over the next few months.
The most popular pages have been the new awards, broken down into Very Short, Annual and Permanent ones. (The online directory will take a lot of work, but it's in my plans. I want to modernize the USACA pages, and make it easier to provide useful information for county hunters.
The section just below this paragaph is a suggested way to do this work. As pages are added, I will make sure as new pages are added, that a link is available from the home page. Completed pages are Red/Bold/Underlined.
1. index - Home Page
2. veryshortVery Short Term Awards
3. Annual/Short Term Awards (added 2 on 9/12/17)
5. January 13, 2019. ACCESS to the K1BV DX AWARDS directory just BEGINNING to WORK ON THE FIRST PAGES OF THE USA Awards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After that, country to country until finished.
6. List of individual state County Awards of the USA
7. Table describing a group of VERY large award programs. (25-100 awards)
(This one should be coming pretty soon!!
MISCELLANEOUS TIPS, FACTS, and NOTIFICATION:
1. Your help is always appreciated. It can cover changed rules, posting of new awards, sponsors who don't reply to your applications, and dead URL's. If your club or group sponsors awards, and needs some publicity, feel free to send the rules and a sample of the award.
2. Since the late 1990's, I've written the awards column for CQ Magazine. From floppy disks to e-mail, it has been quite an experience. I retired from that position in December.
My mailing address is Ted Melinosky K1BV, 12 Wells Woods Road, Columbia, CT. 06237.
My e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Foreign Postage: I recommend the services of Bill Plum whose e-mail address is: email@example.com .
4. Copyright 2019 by Theodore F. Melinosky
The K1BV DX Awards Directory