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AWARDS BLOG VIEWING FILES FOR THE FUTURE.........
15 May 2019
Two added to the awards.
1. Very Short - Belgium - 10 Years World Castle Award
Belgium's congratulation to the10th anniversary World Castle Award is another of the designs for the anniversary.
2. Permanent - Sweden and Norway - Morokulien.
Basically, this is an artificial entity made of the property belonging to Sweden and Norway. You can vacation on their property and make contacts from any or both of the prefixes available.
16 May 2019
Two awards added today.
1. Permanent - Australia - Southern Cross Award
I think this is the only Plaque issued in Australia.
2. Permanent - USA - Washington Totem Award
100 confirmations with State of Washington QSOs.
17 May 2019
Yes, 2 new ones again. So many nice awards.............
1. Permanent - Singapore - Lion City Award.
Smaller countries usually small numbers of awards. This is a very nice single award from Singapore.
2. Permanent - Netherlands - PAFF/WWFF Award.
The netherlands are a small country, but issues MANY awards. This is their Fauna-Flora offering.
18 May 2019
1. Very Short - World Castle Weekend.
There will be A LOT of castles on the air 8 June to 16 June. Join their ranks and add to your castle hunting.
2. Permanent - France - Seine-St. Denis. (Dept DD-93).
20 May 2019
3 new ones today.
1. Permanent - Russia - Amazon (female warrior)
The 17th history story of when female Russian horsemen (horsewomen?) defended the Czar.
2. Permanent - Ukraine - Black Sea Contest Club.
(and how I am probably the only USA station to be a point making contester for the annual club.
3. Permanent - France - Morbihan. Rules in English don't help very muchj.........
21 May 2019
3 From Eastern European sources.
1. Very Short - Ukraine - World Castle Jubilee. Many EU countries enjoy visiting and exploring Castles.
2. Very Short - Ukraine - GART 45th anniversary of their founding as a club.
3. Permanent - Moldova - Moldova Flora/Fauna.
22 May 2019
With today's 3 new awards, we begin to work on the awards from the last version of the K1BV DX AWARDS DIRECTORY. There were many awards which have failed or disappeared, and chapter by chapter, we will try our best to present only those which are still being issued.
There is a VERY HIGH turnover and I did not manage them very well. We will try to do better, and we ask that you let us know when you notify us. I will combine the new awards as I have done, and chapter by chapter, I will fill out the ones who survived earlier awards.
23 May 2019
3 new ones, all from the updated USA files.
1. Permanent - USA - Pagoda Award. Offered by one of the oldest radio clubs in the USA.
2. Permanent - USA - Red Stick Award.
3. Permanent - USA - Parishes Award. New Orleans uses the "parish" instead of the "county". (Since the 1600's.)
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)
4/ Conversion to current "older" data.
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)
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: email@example.com
3. Foreign Postage: I recommend the services of Bill Plum whose e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org .
4. Copyright 2019 by Theodore F. Melinosky
The K1BV DX Awards Directory