The K1BV DX Award Directory
Updated as of:  August ?, 2017

Very Short Time Awards - typically valid from just a few days to a few months. Check these out frequently.
Date Added Country Name of Award Starts Ends Info From:
6 June 2017 Russia 80th Anniversary of First Soviet Arctic Station on
Drifting Ice
6 June 2017 18 June 2017 K1BV Research
6 June 2017 France TM500LH - LeHavre 500th Anniversary 25 May 2017 8 October 2017 R.A.C.
6 June 2017 Poland 800th Anniversary of Raciborz 1 June 2017 30 June 2017
6 June 2017 Italy 1st Gulf Diploma 4 June 2017 18 June 2017 DXFun
6 June 2017 Canary Islands The EG8CM Award 2 June 2017 15 June 2017 DXFun
15 June 2017 France `24 Hours of du Mans 4 June 2017 18 June 2017 AwardsDX Cluster
15 June 2017 France Diploma of the Boyard Fortress 17 April 2017 20 October 2017 IW3HY
16 June 2017 Italy 30th Anniversary of the Valtellina Flood Emergency Award 1 July 2017 30 July 2017 IW3HY
16 June 2017 Hungary Danube River Ham Radio Activity 1 June 2017 30 June 2017 K1BV Research
17 June 2017 Russia Russia World Castles Day 2017 17 June 2017 18 June 2017 RN1CW
17 June 2017 England International Museums Weekends 2017 17 June 2017 26 July 2017 SP9JPA Blog
6 July 2017 Israel EXODUS 1947 - 70th Anniversary 8 September 2017 18 September 2017
6 July 2017 USA 13 Colonies Special Event 1 July 2017 7 July 2017
6 July 2017 Belgium Canadian Liberation March OP36CLM 16 October 2017 16 November 2017 DXFun
6 July 2017 Poland 60th Anniversary of Amateur Radio from Babia Gora Mountain SN60BG 1 July 2017 31 July 2017
6 July 2017 Italy 1987-2017 30th Anniversary of the Valtellina Flood Emergency ( II2VALT ) 1 July 2017 31 July 2017 DXFun
7 July 2017 Bulgaria Diploma "Rayna Kasabova ( LZ120RK ) 1 July 2017 31 December 2017 LZ1ZF
7 July 2017 Poland FATIMA 100th Anniversary Award ( SN100F ) 1 May 2017 31 October 2017 IW3HY
7 July 2017 Italy II ASCOLI, City of QUINTANA Award 4 July 2017
1 August 2017
11 July 2017
8 August 2017
7 July 2017 Germany Schollen Diploma 22 October 2017 31 December 2017 DH1PAL
Calendar Year

or 6 months or more duration Short Term Awards

Country Name of Award Source Free Digital Date Added
Belgium The OP17HC Diploma (WWI 100th Anniversary Station DH5MM X March 22, 2017
Belgium UBA 14-14 Award ON4CAS
X Carried Over from 2014
Bulgaria All Saints Award 2017 425 DX News X
January 4, 2017
Canada Canadian Sesquicentennial X January 2, 2017
Canada Canada's 150th Birthday Award X February 5, 2017
Czech Republic Barium 70 Award OK1ZHV X Carried over from 2014-15
Denmark 90th Anniversary of Danish Radio Organization DXFUN X December 4, 2016
England The Essex Towns and Villages Award Google Images   March 9, 2017
Finland Finland's 100th Anniversary as an Independent state OH3OJ   April 4, 2017
France Diplome Marie Curie DH1PAL X February 27, 2017
Germany 70th Anniversary of Amateur Radio in Hilden DH1PAL X March 13, 2017
Germany Diploma 40th Anniversary of DOK R24 DL7ET X December 12, 2016
Germany Worked WRTC Qualification Regions (WWQR) Award DH1PAL   Carried over from 2016
Germany YL Season 2017 - Diploma DH1PAL   February 27, 2017
Ireland Wild Atlantic Way Award EI6AL X Re-posted January 2017
Israel Holyland Christianity on the Air (HOCOTA) 4Z1DX/4Z1RZ X Carried over from 2016
Italy ARI 90th Anniversary X March 3, 2017
Italy 10th Anniversary Insubria Radio Club IZ2ELV X (PDF) February 25, 2017
Poland 100th Anniversary kof the Marian Apparation in Fatima ( HF100F ) X June 3, 2j017
Romania Diploma YOFF 2017 X March 9, 2017
Russia Golden Echelon Award OH3GZ and SP9JPA Blog. X February 25, 2017
Russia Year of the Fire Rooster Diploma X January 3, 2017
Russia Radio Marathon "MOSCOW 870" OH3GZ X January 12, 2017
Russia 90th Anniversary of Amateur Radio in Tatarstan X March 29, 2017
Russia Rostov Veliky 1155th Anniversary X June 6, 2017
Sweden 70th Anniversary of the Gotland Club ( SK1BL " X May 10, 2017
Switzerland 600th Anniversary of the Birth of Nicolas of Flue HB9CAT   April 4, 2017
Ukraine 90th Anniversary of the Birth Date of Oleska Tykhyi ( EN90IWA ) OH3GZ X January 30, 2017
Ukraine Sumy 332 Diploma X April 4, 2017
USA 2017 KB7QPS Air, Space and Technology Operating Event SP9JAP-Blog   February 14, 2017
USA Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration Special Event X May 9, 2017
Added Country Name of Award: Info Provided by:
23 December 2016 Poland Gminy Powiatu Kamiennogroskego Diploma K1BV Research
2 January 2017 Ukraine Burshtinovy Edge (Amber) Diploma
3 January 2017 Russia Work Members of the Club CRA Krasnodar Territory (KDR-KR)
4 January 2017 Russia Crimean Flora and Fauna Award
4 January 2017 Russia Crimean Lighthouses Award
13 January 2017 Italy Diploma of Italian Museums Radio Fun DX Cluster
13 February 2017 Italy International Space Station Award Radio Fun DX Cluster
27 February 2017 Russia Tomsk Series
27 February 2017 Belgium Valuereux Liegeois Diploma ON5AM
27 February 2017 Poland Warszawa Award Facebook
28 February 2017 USA Worked All Florida Counties Award KK3Q
11 March 2017 Spain The Diploma Municipalities of Spain URE Awards
11 March 2017 France Diplome Des Iles Francaises D'Outremer (Re-Write) AD1C
13 March 2017 Germany Diploma Bergisches Land DH1PAL and DF3UX
21 March 2017 Indonesia Prefixes of Indonesia Award YB3MM
2 May 2017 France Marche Limousin Award DD-23 and 87 K1BV Research
3 May 2017 USA Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
15 June 2017 Estonia Diploma of the 5th Call Sign Area of Estonia
2 July 2017 Israel The Israel Mountains Award Program Eyran 4X4-2238
2 July 2017 Indonesia The Indonisian-Digital Awards Series YB3MM and W2FB
5 July 2017 Bulgaria The Digital Modes Club K1BV Research
Permanent Awards - Generally Not Time Limited

I always appreciate your help informing me about changed rules and award fees, new awards, and sponsors who don't reply to your applications, dead URL's, etc.  

Welcome, and feel free to explore a fascinating part of our hobby, one which provides challenges enough to keep you busy for several lifetimes. 
Award hunting is  great chance to put your QSL collection to work!

I'm  also the custodian of the USA-County Award sponsored by CQ Magazine and write the monthly Awards Column in that magazine. The first column appeared in the January 1998 edition.  I will need rules and samples of awards on a pretty regular basis. If your club or group sponsors awards, or you can send me good quality photocopies of awards that you have received, I need good quality samples or copies for this column. This is an excellent chance to gain world wide publicity for your group.  Send material to: Ted Melinosky K1BV, 12 Wells Woods Road, Columbia, CT.  06237 USA

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Join the Ham Awards Reflector.  ON4CAS has established a special e-mail delivered Reflector for all of us interested in the latest news regarding Awards hunting.  This is a great chance to meet other awards hunters and get news about ham awards delivered to your in- box on a daily basis. Follow the link above to get all the information you need.

Copyright 2017 by Ted Melinosky,
The K1BV DX Awards Directory

Sorry for the inactivity, but a computer crash and an old program CD (which didn't work), have thrown me into a flurry to rebuild and learn a new software product to generate the NEW pages.  (Needed updating anyway.)
I'm starting with the home page, the Very Short time awards, the longer time awards and the permanent awards which were recently discovered.  I have lots of new data, please be patient.  I'll work on the Directory in the near future.          Ted Melinosky K1BV
                                   PROPOSED  REVISION OF index and other pages.

This will lay out the parameters for a big revision of the layout of the first page of the K1BV DX Award Directory.
1. The index.htm page will be considerably smaller, since I intend to use the 3 other major (active) pages to stand on their own.  I want to have the most commonly used / changed pages to look like this:
1 index page - introduce award hunting, the fun and frustrations, and how it works.
2. the most active page has always been the index page.  Now that page will be be a stand alone page with much the same data.
3. the longer term award (6 months to one year) will continue to be a stand alone page for these awards.
4. the "permanent" awards listing (no expiration) will continue in much of its material goes.
5.   ------in each of the medium term and permanent items, they will be archived permanently for the permanent items, and for 3 years for the 6mo to 1 yr.

6 To make this work, I will have to learn how to use the box menu as supported by wysiwyg tools.  There will also have to be links to the DIRECTORY, and some way to handle a conversion of that BIG group of files.
7.  I want to include a "first" item on that menu to be a discourse on award hunting, per se.  The fun, the planning, the costs, use of spotting tools, etc.
8. A "final" box will be used for County Hunting.  I have a bunch of articles, pages, and disconnected ideas that currently does this.

Note: I have used the vertical bars BLUE and RED to show the edge of the page.  It probably gives me 10- inches for a nice containment of the articles.