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AWARDS BLOG VIEWING FILES FOR THE FUTURE.........
July 5, 2018
Three new awards, one of each of the major classes:
1. Very Short - Battle of the Pyramids - France.
This unusual name comes from the Napoleonic 1770's.
2. Annual Short - The 85th Anniversary of a small club in Serbia. Excellent design and ultra easy to make one contact for the free award. (All good elements.)
3. Permanent - Diploma of Loir and Cher Castles. Castles are "BIG" in this French Department.
July 8, 2018
Again, 3 new awards discovered. Two from France which are very well designed.
1. Very Short - Denmark - Just in time for the WRC contest next weekend, the Danish HQ Award. (new).
2. Very Short - Greece - 12th Annual Greek Meeting Amateur Astronomers. Outstanding and beautiful design and easy to follow make this a winner.
3. Permanent - France - Dept Lot et Garonne. Remember, check the postal codes of French stations to easily determine if you qualify for the "Department" awards.
July 11, 2018
Just one today. I wonder if it is the hot summer weather, but I am finding it a hard job to uncover new awards. I will certainly look harder for the rest of the week. If you have a favorite award, send the URL to me. Can't promise anything, but I can welcome your efforts.
1. Very Short - First Victory of the Russian Fleet, recounting the battle the naval battle of the Great Northern War of 1700-1721, held on July 27 (August 7), 1714 near Cape Gangut (Hanko Peninsula, Finland) in the Baltic Sea.
July 15, 2018
Two awards today, both in the Very Short file.
1. Very Short - EAA Air Adventure -USA. (This is the official name of the famous Oshkosh Air Show where people by the thousands fly in and enjoy probably the biggest air show in the USA. Free award.
2. Very Short - One Sky for All Award. Russian honor a French fighter pilot who flew in Russia until he lost his life in combat in 1943.
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