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 The 8th World Castles Weekend (WCW-2017)   17-18 June 2017

Work on the air from many historical places, monuments and the architectural constructions relating to fortification that raises interest in historical and architectural heritage as well as visiting existing historical monuments.  During the World Castles Weekend there is a good possibility to add many new Castles and Fortifications covering  award programs and increase your collection by beautiful QSL-cards.

Date: The third weekend of June (Saturday and Sunday) – the 17th- 18th of June.
Time: From 00:00 UTC of the 17th of June till 23:59 UTC of the 18th of June.
Bands:
All HF and VHF amateur bands.
Modes: 
CW, SSB, DIGITAL, FM
Call:
«CQ WCW» – «CQ World Castles Weekend»
Exchange:  Stations working from fortresses, castles and other historical objects give report and number of object according to WCA-list . For example, 59(9) CT-01880.
WCAG members give report and member’s number. For example, 59(9) 011
Other hams give only report.

Awards: for QSO/SWL with 5 radio stations working from fortresses and castles or WCAG members will be issued the memorable diploma-certificate WCW-2017 please e-mail request to Lovro S50LD.
For operators making contacts from fortresses and castles will be issued “WCAA – World Castles Activator” Award in addition to the memorable diploma-certificate WCW-2017, e-mail request to Andrew RN1CW.

WCA website: http://www.wcagroup.org
(The WCA group is about the biggest promoter of Castle Award contacts/awards.  
Thanks to RN1CW for the reminder. 

 

Very Short Time Awards - typically valid from just a few days to a few months:
(This page changes almost daily.  Check it out frequently.)
Added: Country Name of Award Starts Ends Info Provided by:
28 August 2016 Russia Fridtjof Nansen Plaque 1 February 2017 30 March 2017 OH3GZ
23 September 2016 USA/Canada 2017 RST Special Event Award 1 March 2017 31 March 2017 OPDX Bulletin #1283
4 December 2016 Russia Digital Activity Days RDRC "01-10" 1 January 2017
1 May 2017
20 January 2017
10 May 2017
K1BV Research
23 December 2016 Hungary 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival (HG17EYOF) 23 July 2017 29 July 2017 QRZ.com
23 December 2016 Italy 20th Anniversary of the Mediterranian DX Club 1 April 2017 30 April 2017 DXFun
1 January 2017 Belgium 10th Anniversary of the Belgian SOTA Award 1 January 2017 31 March 2017 ON4CAS
6 January 2017 Canada The VIMY Ridge Award 1 January 2017 9 April 2017 QRZ.com
13 February 2017 Russia 80th Anniversary of the Tambov Pushkin Library 2 February 2017 31 March 2017 EI7GL and OH7GZ
20 February 2017 Austria Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 14 March 2017 26 March 2017 OE6RAD
20 February 2017 Netherlands Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpingstation 13 May 2017 14 May 2017 PB7Z
22 February 2017 Italy Disused Railways Day (1st Edition) 2 April 2017 2 April 2017 IZ2ELV
27 February 2017 Italy 90th Anniversry of A.R.I. Turin Award 1 March 2017 30 June 2017 DX Fun Cluster
4 March 2017 Bulgaria March - Woman's Month 2017 1 March 2017 31 March 2017 DH1PAL
4 March 2017 Russia Yuri Gagarin 56th Anniversary Award 1 March 2017 30 April 2017 DH1PAL and OH3GZ
4 March 2017 Italy 1000 Miglia Storica Award 6 May 2017 21 May 2017 IZ2FOS
11 March 2017 Ireland St. Patrick's Day - Celebrating on the Air 16 March 2017 18 March 2017 IW3HW
19 March 2017 Ukraine AN-2 Biplane 25th Anniversary  4 March 2017 7 May 2017 EI7GL
19 March 2017 Spain World Down Syndrome Day 15 March 2017 21 March 2017 DXFun
19 March 2017 Russia 90th Anniversary DOSAAF Russia in Komi Republic 13 March 2017 31 March 2017 IW3HC
20 March 2017 Russia 83rd International Festival of the North ( RY83HN ) 17 March 2017 2 April 2017 QRZ.ru
20 March 2017 England AIRFIELDS ON THE AIR 25 March 2017 9 April 2017 IW3HV
20 March 2017 Italy SanRemo Diploma 11 March 2017 20 March 2017 www.arisanremo.it 
20 March 2017 Italy 1st IMPERIAL ROME Diploma 2017 17 April 2017 23 April 2017 IW3HV
21 March 2017 Romania World Amateur Radio Day Award 16 April 2017 24 April 2017 YO3JW
28 March 2017 Bulgaria Diploma "28 Years of the Flight of Soyuz-33" 8 April 2017 30 April 2017 LZ1ZF

 

Annual Period Awards - earn these awards for contacts during 2017: 
(These are only the newest additions, check the entire list.)

Added: Country Name of Award Dates: Info Provided by: 
4 December 2016 Denmark 90th Anniversary of the Danish National Amateur Radio Organization          5 February to 15 May 2017,                     
15 August to to 15 November 2017.
DXFUN Cluster
4 December 2016 Israel Holyland Christianity On The Air (HOCOTA) December 2016 and possibly extending to 2017 or later 4Z1RZ and 4Z1DX
13 December 2016 Germany Diploma 40th Anniversary of DOK (club) R24 Calendar Year 2017 DL7ET
2 January 2017 Canada Canadian Sesquicentennial Award Calendar Year 2017 QRZ.com
3 January 2017 Russia Year of the Fire Rooster Diploma Calendar Year 2017 QRZ.ru
4 January 2107 Bulgaria Bulgarian All Saints Award Calendar Year 2017 425 DX News #1339
12 January 2017 Russia Radio Marathon "MOSCOW - 870" Award Program Calendar Year 2017 OH3GZ
Reposted:
27 January 2017
Ireland Wild Atlantic Way Award Calendar Year 2017 EI6AL
  Ukraine 90th Anniversary of the Birth Date of Oleska Tykhyi ( EN90IWA ) 27 January to 31 December 2017 OH3GZ
5 February 2017 Canada Canada's 100th Birthday Award Calendar Year 2017 QRZ.com
12 February 2017 USA 2017 KB7QPS Air, Space, and Technology Operating Event Calendar Year 2017 SP9JPA Blog
25 February 2017 Italy 10th Anniversary Insubria Radio Club Calendar Year 2017 IZ2LEV
25 February 2017 Russia Diploma of the Golden Echelon 8 September 2016 to 16 January, 2019 OH3GZ and SP9JPA Blog
25 February 2017 France Diplome Marie Curie February 22 to December 31, 2017 DH1PAL
25 February 2017 Germany YL Season 2017 - Diploma Calendar Year 2017 DH1PAL
3 March 2017 Italy ARI 90 Years Anniversary 1 March to 31 December, 2017 QRZnow.com
9 March 2017 Romania Diploma YOFF 2017 Calendar Year 2017 K1BV Research
13 March 2017 Germany 70th Anniversary of Amateur Radio in Hilden Diploma 1 February to 31 December 2017 DH1PAL
22 March 2017 Belgjum The OP17HC Diploma (WWI Anniversary Station) Calendar Year 2017 DH5MM
29 March 2017 Russia 90th Anniversary of Amateur Radio in Tatarstan 24 March to 31 December 2017 QRZ.ru

 

 

Permanent Awards -Generally Not Time Limited.  Always check for a beginning date for contacts. 
 (These are only the newest additions, check the entire list.)

Added Country Name of Award: Info Provided by:
23 December 2016 Poland Gminy Powiatu Kamiennogorskego Diploma K1BV Research
2 January 2017 Ukraine Burshtinovy Edge (Amber) Diploma QRZ.ru
3 January 2017 Russia Work Members of the Club CRA Krasnodar Territory ( KDR-KR ) QRZ.ru
4 January 2017 Russia Crimean Flora and Fauna Award QRZ.ru
4 January 2017 Russia Crimean Lighthouses Award  QRZ.ru
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 -- QRZ.ru
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

Other Useful Data for Award Hunters: 

SOME AWARD PAGE LINKS


VERY SHORT TERM AWARDS !
(few days to a few months)
COUNTY HUNTING INFO

BACKGROUND - 
AWARD HUNTING

County Awards of 
the United States
RECIPES  
nothing to do with radio, 
just good eating.
LISTS - Counties, Provinces, Members, valuable for award hunting. ALL THE VERY SHORT TERM
AWARDS of 201
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ANNUAL TERM AWARDS
DURING: 
2015 2016 2017
 

 

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

I always need your help to tell me about changed rules and award fees, new awards, 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!

1. 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 groupSend material to: Ted Melinosky K1BV, 12 Wells Woods Road, Columbia, CT.  06237 USA

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3. 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.

4.

K1BV is a charter member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club.  I  joined in August 1964 when I was 24 years old and the acting fire-control officer of the USS Valley Forge LPH-8. 
We used an analog computer (Circa 1939) to aim our 5 inch guns to shoot 50 pound warheads 10 miles.  It actually worked pretty well.   

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The K1BV DX Awards Directory

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