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October 30, 2018
Two awards. I think the groups that originate awards is waiting for lots of goodies in the new year, 2019.
1. Permanent - Italy - Marconista's. For the truly dedicated person who LOVES CW, this group/award is the one to hang in your shack. 100% CW from Marconi. What a way to go!!!
2. Very Short File - Russia - Famous Russian Author "Turgenev - 200th anniversary. Very handsome, and FREE.
November 1, 2018
One award today.
1. Very Short File - Netherlands - EUDX Foundations 32nd edition.
It seems that 2 years ago, this group used special call sign based on their 30th anniversary. Someone suggested, now that 2 more years have gone by, and "let's use 32EUDX". So, it was approved. The more numbers in a special event the better. As a confirmed WPX collector, I love these call signs.
November 2, 2018
Well with the start of a new month, I'm seeing some very interesting ones - and with improving (?) conditions, I even got the HUNGARY QRP award which is first:
1. Very Short File - Hungary - QRP Club
Band was opened on 20 for an hour or so, and was able to contact about 6 of these HA45NL and HG45X prefixes. This is a SHORT time effort, and you have about 5 days to get some nice prefixes, and an automatic printer in Hungary.
2. PERMANENT - Italy - "Maria Dolen" fountains.
This is a famous World War monument and historical center. You can ask for an automated award or several types of Plaques in their rules.
November 6, 2018
Rotten Conditions today. A-Index, I think was 31, and that is bad.
1. Annual/Short Time (up to a year):
Russian Group RCWC advertised the famous polar explorer "RAEM"'s 115 birthday this date. It only has a month and a half to go until its term expires.
2. Permanent - Estonia - Tribaltica. Publicizes all 3 Baltic Countries. Starting date is this week. All 3 Baltic countries are active in contests or rag chewing, so should be easy.
November 7, 2018
Two new awards:
1. Permanent - Norway - Worked 100 Norwegian Stations.
If you have 100 Norwegian QSL cards in your collection, you can certainly apply for this one.
2. Very Short - Estonia - YL-100 award. A small group of Estonian stations are publicizing the 100th anniversary of Estonia. As usual, their designs are beautiful. I had the chance to visit Tallinin, Estonia 3 years ago, and very much enjoyed the beauty and history of the little country.
November 8, 2018
Two new ones, both of which are Very Short Term awards.
1. Very Short - Russia - UPOL - Arctic Conquest.
Read the rules carefully, they specify making 115 contacts (the hypothetical age that "RAEM" would be alive if he hadn't die. You can make 115 contacts on/after the effective date with ANYBODY and get award credit. Doesn't have to be an arctic explorer, or anything to do with Russia. Just 115 QSOs in the award period.
2. Very Short - Italy - Coltano Marconi 1911. Marconi created a new technology and he had to even build factories all over the world (mostly Europe)., An early one was one from Coltano in Italy.
November 9, 2018
Two new ones, 1 each for PERMANENT and VERY SHORT
1. Very Short - Sochi-180 - Russia. Sochi was the Russian Black Sea location of the Winter Olympics some years ago. The town is celebrating the 180th anniversary of founding.
2. Permanent - England - QRP - Club. For the QRP station, there are many groups, most offering a selection of operating awards. In this case, half a dozen awards which allow you to show off your QRO friends.
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)
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)
(This one should be coming pretty soon!! 9/18/18
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Foreign Postage: I recommend the services of Bill Plum whose e-mail address is: email@example.com .
4. Copyright 2018 by Theodore F. Melinosky
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