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AWARDS BLOG VIEWING FILES FOR THE FUTURE.........
13 March 2019
1. Permanent - Netherlands - Official awards program for Netherlands. This little country has a very nice program for the awards hunter.
14 March 2019
1. Permanent - England (and others)-International Marconi Day.
I'm hoping to sufficient all the museums, factories, ships and everyone else who will be trying to contact the minimum of 15 Marconi contacts for the award.
For us here in the USA, bands have been poor and duration of an open band isn't much better. TIP: rember that there will be be USA and Canadian stations on the air that are good for the award. Marconi left his footprint in several areas, including a facility (now crumbling) on Cape Cod in the state of Massachusetts. It's a lot of fun to make these contacts and remember the great Marconi.
-----------------------------------------------------------16 Mar 2019
One more addition to all the activity for World Radio Day to Denmark.
1. Very Short - Denmark - Couple of very nice WPX call signs.
The information came in from the Czech Bulletin, then run through translation to English. And it all worked quite nicely thanks to GOOGLE TRANSLATIONS.
18 Mar 2019
Four new ones today. That's good!
1. Very Short - Ukraine - 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Odesa.
2. Very Short - II Diploma del Agua (Water).
Spain -Calling atterntion to the need to protect clean water.
3. Very Short - Spain - World Down Syndrome Day. Calls attention to medical.
4. Permanent - Canary Island - Do you know what a "Geodesicos" is? You might be surprised.
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. February 26. All "permanent" files placed into alphabet sensitive pages. This will be the baseline list of permanent awards. As pages get filled in and hard to work with, I will give countries their own pages. This is just the beginning.....................
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