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AWARDS BLOG VIEWING FILES FOR THE FUTURE.........
May 9, 2018
Added 1 Very Short and one Annual.
1. Very Short - In the May 4 comments above, we listed the Dutch Windmill Weekend. This new award captures other forms of Mills and their machinery is very interested; a picture on the past.
2. Annual - The IARU is broken down into 3 large groups and is responsible for some of the political/PR work for member countries. This award is available for contacting member countries over 7 month period, honoring their 50th anniversary.
May 13, 2018
Added Two awards today:
1. Annual - Portugal. 520th Discovery of the Path to India. The Portuguese explorers were heroes of the 500th century, principally to Africa and Asia.
2. Permanent - England. The West Kent Club. Many clubs issue awards that involve making contact with members. If you have a large collection of QSL's, you may be the first from your country to earn one.
May 17, 2018
Added two permanent awards today.
1. Permanent - Austria-Worked Austrian Capitols.
The award is quite colorful and you are only asked to list a few of the capitols.
2. Permanent - Ukraine - Ukraine Regional Districts award (URDA). This is the equivalent to the USA county award. There are over 700 entities valid for this award. My text shows you how to locate the District on 90% of their QSL cards. Recommended!
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.
0. index - Home Page
1. Background of Award Hunting (working on this 10/19/17)
2. veryshortVery Short Term Awards
3. Annual/Short Term Awards (added 2 on 9/12/17)
4. Permanent Awards
5. ACCESS the K1BV DX AWARDS directory.
6. Info for the County Hunter
7. List of individual state County Awards of the USA
9. Table of VERY large award programs. (25-100 awards)
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 administer the USA County Award. 3077 counties.
My mailing address is Ted Melinosky K1BV, 12 Wells Woods Road, Columbia, CT. 06237.
My e-mail is: email@example.com
3. Foreign Postage: I recommend the services of Bill Plum whose e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org .
4. Copyright 2018 by Theodore F. Melinosky
The K1BV DX Awards Directory