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AWARDS BLOG VIEWING FILES FOR THE FUTURE.........
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.
November 12, 2018
Two new VERY SHORT items.
1. Hungary - 90th Anniversary of their Radio Movement. Look for the HG90 prefix. Starts 15 November.
2. Greece - 60th Anniversary of the Radio Association of Greece (RAAG). Starts 1 December.
November 13, 2018
Working on a couple new items, but at the end of the year, there is a shortage of short and other new awards are waiting for the next year. There is a slow down at this time of the year, with few new awards. When the New Year 2019, I will give existing awards 1-2 weeks, then delete them from listing. The Permanent awards will be migrated to separate files, then removed from the temporary files status I've set out from then. Then, I will be creating a series of country files, a key part of my plans to rebuiild my permanent list of awards.
November 14, 2018
One VERY SHORT item.
1. Ukraine - 25th Anniv. Radio Club "Contour".
An almost endless awards commemorating a 1, 10, 25, etc anniversary of their founding. I think all of them are very well designed and show a pride in their group, little or large.
This one from the Ukraine, is from an obscure club, but the design and coloring is uniquely Eastern European.
November 15, 2018
Two new ones today.
1. France - Dept of Seine et Marne (DD77). For some reason, French awards for contacting "Departments" (similar to counties elsewhere), are very short and to the point. Some european countries have long, twisting and difficult rules for their awards. Not France, for some reason.
2. Ukrania - 85th Anniversary of the "Zaporizhstal Plant". Some industrial enterprise.
November 18, 2018
One new one.
1. USA - Washington Trenton and Princetown, commemorating the battles at these locations which brought about victories in favor of the new USA.
K1BV and XYL Betty celebrated 50th Anniversary of our marriage with about 85 friends and relatives today. A few remembered me asking to move the date up because of the conflict with CQ WW CW contest of 1968,
November 19, 2018
One small series of 3 Austrian awards.
1. Austria - Salzburg Series.
This radio club developed series of awards is known for its charitable assistance to children's hospital programs. The award fees include 10-26 Euro charges. I have listed it for many years and it does seem to be a legitimate group.
November 20, 2018
One award added.
1. Poland - Arctowski Antarctic Award.
Antarctic awards generally are most active during their Summer, such as it is. This one publicizes the Polish South Pole colony.
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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