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Special Notes. Many PY awards require contacting combinations of stations in their respective Brazilian states. The following list may help you associate call prefixes and the states they comprise:
RADIO AMATEUR CALLS IN BRAZIL - COURTESY ELETRONICA POPULAR Magazine.
|PP1 Espirito Santo (ES)||PS8 Piaui (PI)|
|PY1 Rio de Janerio (RJ)||PY0F Fernando de Noronha|
|PP2 Goias (GO)||PT2 Brasilia (DF)|
|PY2 Sao Paulo (SP)||PY0T Trinidade Island|
|PP5 Santa Catarina (SC)||PT7 Ceara (CE)|
|PY3 Rio Grande Sul (RS)||PY0S St. Peter & Paul Island|
|PP6 Sergipe (SE)||PT8 Acre (AC)|
|PY4 Minas Gerias (MG)||PP7 Alagoas (AL)|
|PT9 Mato Grosso Sul (MS)||PY5 Parana (PR)|
|PP8 Amazonas (AM)||PQ8 Amapa (AP)|
|PY6 Bahia (BA)||PQ2 Tocantins (TO)|
|PV8 Roraima (RR)||PY7 Pernambuco (PE)|
|PR7 Paraiba (PB)||PW8 Rondonia (RO)|
|PY8 Para (PA)||PR8 Maranhao (MN)|
|PY9 Mato Grosso (MT)||PS7 Rio Grande Norte (RN)|
LABRE (Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Radio Emissao) Series
General requirements for LABRE series: All contacts must be made from the same country, or within a radius of 125 miles. Contacts must be with land stations, and ships, anchored or not and aircraft are not allowed. No date requirements. Three types of certificates are awarded: Mixed phone/cw, phone and all CW. GCR is acceptable
Each award costs $US10 or the equivalent in IRCs plus a blank QSL of the applicant.. Submissions should be sent to: LABRE – Award Manager, Caixa Postal 4, 70351-970, Brasilia, DF - Brasil.
Effective 1 Jan 87 onwards, WAO, WAB and WAS also available for SSTV, RTTY, VHF and satellite with band endorsements. DBDX is available for RTTY, SSTV and band endorsements. (CHG 96)
Worked All America (WAA)
Confirm contacts with 45 countries in the American Geographic Area. One must be PY.
Worked All Brazil (WAB)
Contact Brazilian stations in all 26
states and the Capital City - Brasilia (PT2).
Worked All Oceans (WAO)
Confirm contacts in all 9 Brasilian
(1)PY1 or PP1,
(2)PY2, PP2, PQ2 or PT2),
(5) PY5 or PP5,
(6) PY6 or PP6,
(7) PY7, PP7, PR7, PS7, or PT7,
(8) PY8, PP8, PQ8, PR8, PS8, PT8, PU8, PV8, PW8,
(9) PY9, PT9
Oceanic Islands PY0
plus 21 countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Confirm contacts with a minimum of 20 different countries from the ARRL official DXCC list. One must be PY. Endorsement stickers allowed for each additional 10. All contacts must have been made on 160, 80 and 40 meters only.
The B-P (Baden-Powell) Award is available to stations engaged in the World Scout or Girl Guiding Movements, as follows. Contact 10 stations worldwide whose QSL card certifies by any acknowledged scouting symbol that the station is involved with radio scouting are valid. For every additional 10 stations is an endorsement sticker is available. Honor Roll: by submitting 100 contacts with radio scouting stations, among which at least 20 are required to be a Boy Scouts or Girl Guides association’s station or the official station of a large scouting event. Contacts are eligible in the bands of 160 through 2 meters in any mode. Cross-mode and cross-band contacts are void for this award. SWL OK.
Cards are not required. Send a GCR list with endorsement from a radio scout or guiding entity or from two “A” class radio amateurs to whom the QSL cards are presented. In case none of these is possible, send the station’s license and the QSL photocopy attached to the log. For contacts before July 31, 2000, enclose to the log sheet, photocopy of the QSO certifying QSL card. Award cost $US6 or 4 IRC’s and the endorsement or Honor Roll US$ 1 or 1 IRC. Send GCR list to: Guelfo Jorge Poltronieri, PR7JP, Caixa Postal 4, 58010–970 João Pessoa, PB Brazil.
Tks PA3CUZ 2/2006
--- Brazilian Islanders DXexpeditioners
Series ( PS7AB) --- The
awards below have been discontinued as of March 20, 2017 per
PS7AB. Thanks Rony for sponsoring them for many years.
General Requirements: The four
awards and their endorsements in this series are FREE of charge with
applications and the award being sent and received by e-mail only. The
certificates are free of charge sent to
you in PDF format which must be printed on your equipment.
Sponsored by the Brazilian Islanders Expeditionaires Association c/o PS7AB.
All bands and modes OK.
Cards are not needed.
Send applications/lists to PS7AB.
GCR application lists for most of the awards are available on the website shown below. Text is Portuguese and English and can be a big assistance to make a good application. (Once filled in, you can attach to your e-mail.)
The postal address of PS7AB is: Ronaldo B. Reis PS7AB, Cx. Postal 525, Natal-RN, 59020-970, BRASIL.
stations operating from Brazilian Islands on or after 27 October 1992. SWL OK. The list of contacts should include usual
contact data plus the Island number or name. The basic award is for 5
islands, and endorsements are
available for each 5 additional islands. List
of valid islands found on their web site.
stations operating from Brazilian Lighthouses since 27 Oct 1992. All bands
and modes. SWL OK. GCR list must contain usual data plus lighthouse
number or name. The basic award is issued for 5
endorsements for each 5 additional lighthouses. List
of lighthouses found on their website.
Fortifications Award (DFH)
Contact stations operating in
Brazilian historical fortifications since 1 Dec 1999. All bands and modes. SWL
OK. The GCR list must include the Fortifications number and proper name. Basic
award is issued for 5 fortifications and endorsements for each 5 additional
fortifications. List should
include the Fortification number or name.
Language Countries Award (PLCA)
Contact 10 countries which
customarily use the Portugese language. SWL OK. All bands and modes. No time
limitations. The basic award is for 10 countries and an endorsement is for all
Radio Award (DRB)
to all stations located outside of Brazil. Basic award is for contacting
at least 5 different Brazilian prefixes and 10 Call signs. SWL OK.
Endorsements are available for each subsequent level of 5 additional prefixes
and 10 call signs.
A list of all valid prefixes for the award is: PP, PQ, PR, PS, PT, PU, PV, PW, PX, PY, ZV, ZW, ZX, ZY, and ZZ. The combinations letter/numeral which form the first part of the amateur call will be considered the call sign.
County Award (BCA) Available
to ALL stations (in or out of Brazil) for making contact with stations in
different Brazilian counties. The Basic Award requires 20 different
counties, and endorsements are available for each 10 additional counties.
No endorsements by band, only Phone, CW and Digital endorsements. The QTH
printed on QSL cards will determine county name.
Worked All Brazilian National Parks Award
The DIPLOMA NATIONAL PARKS OF BRAZIL - WABNP, is sponsored by the TERESINA DX GROUP and was developed to publicize the National Parks of Brazil, as well as the conservation of the environment by Brazilian environmental agencies. Available to all amateur operators and SWLs making contacts with National Parks in Brazil, with beginning on 06/10/2011 on all amateur bands and all modes: Stations operating from such parks will receive credit for the Park.
The award will be issued for contacting at least 20 such Parks.
Endorsements for each additional 20 parks.
Park QSOs will be valid if the following conditions are met:
1 the operator has submitted to the Commission WABNP a sample printed QSL, stating the name and code of the National Park (after the end of the operation).
2 the Park is correctly listed in the Official List of National Parks. The format for this listing is:
IP 01 - NATIONAL PARK in the Serra da Capivara State of Piauí.
3 The List of parks can be changed with the addition of new parks as published by the sponsor.
4 The operation, provides evidence that the contacts were held on the premises of the park, on the ground under the same jurisdiction.
Send copies of QSL cards (front and back) via mail to Nelson de Almeida
Costa-Filho PS8NF: PO Box 110, Teresina - Piauí - BRAZIL CEP 64001-970 or
electronically via e-mail to
email@example.com . The Diploma is available in two versions: Completely free when sent via the Internet formatted as a pdf. File or by mail at a cost of U.S. $ 10.00 or 3 IRC's.
(A complete listing of Brazilian National Parks is found on this site)
K1BV Research 9/11
Brazilian YL Award (BRYLA) REWRITE 5/2012
The BRYLA Award will be issued to radio amateurs in two levels
1- Basic Level: Proof of 5 different Brazilian YLs Contacted (example: PS7AQF, PS7YL, PU5ICE, PT2TF, PP5ASN)
2- EXCELLENCE level: A
special seal, obliterated in 1977 during the "Radio Amateur Day"
and a special seal obliterated in 2011 of "Priest Landell de Moura"
and Green and Yellow ribbons to be glued on the Basic Award, will be issued to
whom confirms QSOs with 10 DX YLs of, at least 3 different Continents
besides the 5 PY YLs already listed. (For example: CX, LU, CE,PY,ZP (South
America) DL,F,EA (Europe) K,W , VE (North America)
Contacts can be made
in any mode or any HF bands and in accordance with international
regulations of Amateur Radio.
Requests of BRYLA should be made by LOG (sample) authenticated by a recognized amateur radio organization or certified by two radio amateurs after confering paper QSL or electronic log (sample eQSL and LOTW), containing: NR - Call - D M Y - UTC - Country - Continent - Mhz - Mode - RST .
When applying, please send a QSL for BRYLA's records and fee of 5 IRC's or the equivalent in $US for return postage addressed to: BRYLA – Brazilian YL Award, A/C de PS7DX – Ed, Av. São Miguel dos Caribes 31, Neópolis II, 59086-500 Natal-RN, BRASIL
NOTE: If you wish,
your BRYLA award will be sent to you, only via e-mail, in JPEG format, Totally
Free, so, no need you send me IRC or $US
Permanent Award of the Lighthouses of Ceará
Sponsored by the GPDX-CE Portuguese Group DX of Ceará and requires working stations operating from the Lighthouse of the Stateof Ceara. SWL OK. All bands and modes OK. Contacts on or after 1 August 2008.
The basic award is available for contacting at least 5 different lighthouses of Ceará State, and a special award of merit for all 12 lighthouses. Contact sponsor for costs of the special merit award, as all of the lighthouses have not yet been activated.
Fee for the basic award to South American stations is 5 IRC, $US5 or 5E. For all others the basic award fee is 8 IRC, $US8 or 8E. Endorsements cost 2 IRC or $US2. Send the GCR list with the appropriate fee to Carlos Moreira Rua Pamela Loren PT7ZT, 59 Mangabeira, 61600-000 Eusebio CE, Brazil.
List of Valid Lighthouses:
CE-03 Pontal Das Almas
CE-07 Pontal dos Cajuais
CE-11 Morro Branco
CE-12 Tip of Mucuripe
Tks PT7ZT 7/12
General Requirements: Contacts after 1 January 1985, but only using the CW mode. SWL OK. Contacts made and confirmed for the Manchester Mineira contest are valid for these awards. No need for GCR, just send the list of contacts and fee of $US7 or 5 IRCs to: CWJF, PO Box 410, Centro, Juiz de Fora MG 36001-970 - Brazil/
Contact 5 different CWJF members on any band.
City of Juiz de Fora Award
Form the phrase JUIZ DE FORA - A MANCHESTER MINEIRA by using any letter of the suffixes of South American stations using CW. 3 different members of the CWJF group must be included. The Juiz de Fora stations can be used as "wild cards" for any letter needed to form the phrase.
(Tks K1BV Research 12/2010)
Father Roberto Landell de Moura Award
Contact any 5 of the below listed stations. Try the PY-YL net Wed 14.248 19:00-21:00Z. No fee listed, but return postage suggested. GCR list to: Alda Niemeyer PP5ASN, PO Box 675, CEP 89100, Blumenau - SC, Brazil.
Eligible Stations: PT2LS SV. PY2JY ADI NPP DHP TME ATL SMM.
All request must be including a list (LOG) from the contacts (callsign, date, QRT, mode, QRG and RST); a QSL card of the applicant and 10 IRC's.
Tks PS7AB 3/12/2014
BRAZIL — LABRE - SP Series —
General Requirements: Issued by the Brazilian Liga of Radioamadorismo LABRE - SP. SWL OK. All bands, phone, CW or mixed mode. GCR list, your QSL card and fee of $US10, 10€ or 5 IRCs for each award to: Award Manager, LABRE-SP, Rua Dr. Miguel Vieira Ferreira, 345A, Sao Paulo - SP, 03071-080, Brazil.
Diploma CESP - Certificado do Estado de Sao Paulo
Contact different stations in cities of
the state of Sao Paulo after 1 Jan 1965 as follows:
SP, Rio de Janerio, ES, MG, GO, DF, SC, RS, TM, MS and PR need 40 different cities.
Other Brazilian states need 20 cities.
All others, including DX stations need 10 cities.
The LABRE-SP clubstation PY2AA can be used once for a missing city.
Diploma AZ Sao Paulo
Confirm contacts with 26 stations located in the state of Sao Paulo (PY2) which comprise all the letters of the alphabet. For example: PY2AA, PY2SB, .......PY2ZX. Contacts after 1 August 1977. Endorsements for all CW only. LABRE-SP club station PY2AA may be used one time for any missing letter.
Diploma Milhoes de Paulistas
Contact different stations from the state of Sao Paulo and collect the first 5 digits of the zip code (01059-970 = 1,059) and accumulate a total of 1,000,000 points. Endorsements for each additional million. Contacts after 1 July 1987. Endorsements for CW only.
Diploma Incentivador do Radioamadorismo
Contact 20 different Brazilian Class C licensed stations, including 5 from the state of Sao Paulo. DX stations need 10 and 2 from Sao Paulo. Contacts after 1 July 1987.
Diploma Baden Powell de Radioescotismo
Basic award requires contact with 10 different Scout Radio Stations. Endorsements available if all contacts are made in a single mode. Contacts on or after 1 January 2001. The card received must have the world-wide symbol of Scouting Radio. Cards must be sent with your application.
– NATAL Digital Group Series –
General Requirements: This series of awards is sponsored by the Natal Digital Group (NDG) for making contacts as required using only DIGITAL modes of operation. All of these awards are FREE of charge. You will apply via e-mail using the UltimateEPC file and receive an electronic file which can be printed in your shack.
You are required to download a special program from their Internet site called UltimateEPC. It selects and converts data from your electronic log ADIF file into the proper format based on the award you have chosen. The digital data on your file must have been created 8 April 2002 or later. The assumption is made that since you are applying for DIGITAL awards, that you possess one of the 29 popular logging programs which can create such an ADIF log and that you use Windows XP or Vista as an operating system.
WAB Award - 10
Contact 10 Brazilian states using digital modes.
NDG-WAB LIST Acre Alagoas Amapá Amazonas Bahia Ceará Distrito Federal Goiás Espírito Santo Maranhão Mato Grosso Mato Grosso do Sul Minas Gerais Pará Paraiba Paraná Pernambuco Piauí Rio de Janeiro Rio Grande do Norte Rio Grande do Sul Rondônia Rorâima São Paulo Santa Catarina Sergipe Tocantins
WAB Award - 20
Contact 20 Brazilian states using digital modes.
WAB Award - All
Contact ALL 27 Brazilian states using digital modes.
WAB + PY0 Award
Contact ALL Brazilian states and PY0F, PY0T, and PY0S using digital modes.
Contact all Brazilian regions using digital modes.
Contact 10 DXCC entities (countries) in South America using digital modes.
8R Guyana 9Y Trinidad & Tobago CE Chile CP Bolivia CX Uruguay FY French Guiana HC Ecuador HK Colombia LU Argentina OA Peru P4 Aruba PY Brazil PJ2 Neth Antilles PZ Surinam VP8 Falkland Is YV Venezuela ZP Paraguay
Contact ALL the entities (countries) of South America using digital modes.
Tks PS7DX 8/09
(Tks PS7AB 3/12/14)
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