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 Last change made: 21 June 2017


The K1BV DX Awards Directory - Online


6/6/17: You may have noticed that there were no changes in 2 weeks.  During that time, Betty and I were on a trip visiting Malta and the southern coast of Italy from Sicily to Rome via small ship.  It's a beautiful section of Italy, and we enjoyed good weather and good food.
(We even saw the volcano on Stromboli island burp up some lava and ash a few times as we passed in the early evening.)  

Last night, started to show a great Russian activity with RQ, RC, RW, and many other stations.  I've added the rules for their "80th Anniversary of the First Soviet Arctic Drifting Ice Stations" award.  It's listed in the Short Time Awards box just below this box.  For prefix collectors, it is a great place to add a dozen or so to your collection.                      Ted K1BV


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:
23 December 2016 Hungary 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival (HG17EYOF) 23 July 2017 29 July 2017
5 April 2017 Lithuania Lithuanian Hill Forts Award ( LY17PM ) 1 May 2017 30 June 2017
2 May 2017 Russia The Ecosphere Award 1 May 2017 31 July 2017 RN3ANT
3 June 2017 Russia Golden Ring of Russia Diploma - 50 Years 27 May 2017 27 August 2017 AwardsDXCluster 
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 - Le Havre 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 AwardsDXCluster
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 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


Calendar Year / Short Term Awards or QSOs in 2017. 
Country Name of Award Source Free Digital Date Added:
BELGIUM The OP17HC Diploma (WWI 10th Anniversary Station DH5MM X March 22, 2017
BELGIUM UBA 14-18 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   February 5, 2017
CZECH REPUBLIC Barium 70 Award OK1ZHV X Carried over from 2014-2016
DENMARK 90th Anniversary of the Danish National 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 Diploma DH1PAL X March 13, 2017
GERMANY Diploma 40th Anniversary of DOK (club) R24 DL7ET X December 12, 2016
GERMANY Worked WRTC Qualification Regions (WWQR) Award DH1PAL   Carried over from 2016
GERMAN YL Season 2017 - Diploma DH1PAL   February 27, 2017
IRELAND Wild Atlantic Way Award EI6AL X Re-posted on 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 of the Marian Apparation in Fatima (HF100F) X June 3, 2017
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" Award Program 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 SP9JPA - Blog   February 14, 2017
USA Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration Special Event X May 9, 2017


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
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 DD-87 K1BV Research
3 May 2017 USA Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society ( ARLHS ) K4XO
15 June 2017 Estonia Diploma of the 5th Call Sign Area of Estonia



Other Useful Data for Award Hunters: 


(few days to a few months)


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

2015 2016 2017




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

2. Foreign Postage - Bill Plum offers a wide variety of mint foreign postage and DXer supplies at competitive rates. Highly recommended. 

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.


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.   

Copyright 2017 by Ted Melinosky,
The K1BV DX Awards Directory



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