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(Updated 1/5/2016)


  --- Burton Amateur Radio Club Series ---

General Requirements: Available to all licensed Amateur Radio Operators or SWLs either by a contact or a heard SWL. Send contact / SWL data which must include date, time and call sign. The awards are free if requested by email and sent as a PDF file. If you want the award to be sent via regular mail, the cost will be 3. Fee may be less depending on your location. Send e-mail in advance to the address shown below for the exact fee and proper mailing address.

Apply via e-mail to: m3kpo@burtonarc.co.uk Or steve.warren@w3z.co.uk
Internet: http://www.burtonarc.co.uk/index.htm

                   International Pumping Stations Award.

To fulfill the requirement you need to get contact via QSO or hear 5 IPSA stations or more. Refer to the club website to see list of old pumping stations.

                   National Forest Award.

Earn 100 or more points for contact / SWL on or after 20 Dec 2007:

Point Values:
Any club special event Call Signs = 20 points for each contact.
Club Call G3NFC = 10 points for each contact.
Contest Call Sign = 10 points for each contact.
Any club member = 2 points for each member

For example: 2 x Special Event Club Call Signs, 1 x G3NFC Call Sign, 4 x Club Contest Call Signs and 5 Club Members and you qualify for the award.

1. You can only claim the points from a QSO/SWL from a club member once in a year. 2 points per member maximum (at the time of writing we have 17 members = 34 points max in any one year. Call sign Variance is allowed. For example 2E0KPO and 2W0KPO can count as two contacts.
2. You can only claim the points from a special event call sign once in a month or during the event.
3. There is no limit on the contest call sign points you can claim. i.e.. you can make several contacts during a single contest but they may not be a dupe/s. For example to qualify for multiple points in a contest we must be working multiple bands you may then you may contact us on each band and the points will count for each contact. You may not make multiple contacts on the same band unless the contest allows it.

Contest call signs are: G3NFC - G3NFC/P - M3X
Current member call signs are: G0IYC G3UUW 2E0NBR 2E0KPO G3HKN G4PYI G4HBY G0AOD M1CBO M3GPM G4LIR G4YFZ M0JDK G4SXE G7PAL G7RIS G0JBD

Tks M3KPO 3/27/08


BYLARA Award Series      REWRITE 10/2007 

General Requirements:  Work YL stations and members of the British Young Ladies Amateur Association after 29 April 1979.  BYLARA members must give their member number.  SWL OK.  All bands and modes.  Each YL station can be worked only one time.  GCR list and fee of 1 to: Judith Brooks G4IAQ, 28 Avon Vale Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2AA, England.  

E-mail: judith.brooks@ntlworld.com 

BYLARA Award

G and EU work 15 YLs to include at least 6 BYLARA YL members.  All others work at least 10 to include at least 5 BYLARA members. 

Advanced BYLARA Award

G and EU work 30 YLs to include at least 10 BYLARA YL members.  All others work at least 20 to include at least 6 BYLARA members.

Scottish BYLARA Award  

G and EU work 6 YLs to include at least 2 Scottish BYLARA YL members.  All others work at least 4 to include at least 2 Scottish BYLARA members. 


Castles and Stately Homes On The Air Award   (CASHOTA)

Contact 50 different registered castles and "stately homes" located in the United Kingdom on or after 5-22-2004. They will be identified by a three part reference number: two letters for the country of origin (i.e., GM), three figures for sequence number of listing (i.e., 003), and the letters C (for castle) or SH (for stately home). May be endorsed for mode or band upon request. No use of repeaters, satellites, packet, IRLP or Echo Link. SWL OK. GCR list must include usual QSO data and official reference number plus fee of 10E or 5. Apply to: Arthur Clark MM0DHQ, 17 Lewis Rise, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA11 1HH, England.

Activators: the operation must take place within a maximum distance of 500 meters from the building, a minimum of 50 contacts on HF (25 on VHF) must have been made during the activation, and a copy of the logs and picture of the station and castle submitted to sponsor within 2 months of the operation. Apply to sponsor for the reference number at least 10 days before the intended activity. Any castle not previously listed will be accepted on providing the exact geographical position, with a picture, if possible.

Internet: http://cashota.org/

Tks MM0DHQ 6/2004


The Cornish Award

This award certificate is issued by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club for working resident Cornish stations, operating within the County. It is issued in three classes in two groups. One point is given per QSO; any or all amateur bands and modes may be used, but SIMPLEX contacts ONLY are eligible. There is no time limit.

GROUP ONE - Amateur Bands 1.8 to 146 MHz
Class One - 30 points. Class Two - 20 points. Class Three - 10 points.

GROUP TWO - Amateur Bands 432 MHz and above
Class One - 9 points. Class Two - 6 points. Class Two - 3 points.

The award fee is 2.50, $5 US, or 10 IRC's. Cheques should be made payable to CRAC. The award is free to blind or handicapped operators. All contacts must be made with the same callsign, but /M or /P is acceptable. Claims are welcomed for single mode, single band, /M etc, but equally claims may be mixed.  Applications in the form of a log extract, should be certified by an officer of a radio club, or two licensed amateurs, that the log has been inspected and agrees with the contacts. Similar details apply for the SWL award, with the exception that the claim should be a log extract, showing not only the Cornish station heard, but also the station being worked. Claims, together with the appropriate fee, should be sent to: Cornish Award Manager, P.O. Box 100, Truro, Cornwall, England. TR1 1RX.

E-mail: e-mail:  g7voh@btinternet.com    
Internet: http://gx4crc.com/awards/the-cornish-award/ 

Tks K1BV Research 3/12 (verified 12/15)

 


Craven Radio Amateur Group Award

Contact or SWL CRAG members.

Class - Gold = 9 members.
Class - Silver = 7 members.
Class - Bronze = 5 members.

One of the contacts must have been with the CRAG club station M0BCQ/MX0BCQ.  
The cost of the award is GBP 3.00 or 3 IRC's.
Send fee of GBP 3.00 or 3 IRC's plus log details of each QSO to G6MZX - Geoff Peel, Nutter Cote Cottage, Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton, BD23 3TT, ENGLAND.

Internet: http://mx0bcq.weebly.com/crag-award.html

Tks K1BV Research 2/2011


Cray Valley Award

Contact members of the Cray Valley Radio Society on or after 1 January 2000. All QSOs must be made from the same country. All bands and modes. Endorsements for all one band or mode. No use of internet links or repeaters. SWL OK.

Each member = 1 point. Special stations G3RCV, GX3RCV, G1RCV, GX1RCV, M8C or other special event station operated by the Cray Valley society = 3 points.

Point requirements and fees for each of the five classes of the award:

 

Basic

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Diamond

G Stations

20

45

60

75

100

EU Stations incl GD, GI, GM, etc.

10

30

40

50

60

All others

5

15

20

25

30

Maximum of 3 point QSOs

1

3

4

5

6

 

Award fee:

 

5, 8, $US10 or 12 IRCs

 

1, 2, $US2 or 3 IRCs

Available only to UK stations.

All awards are FREE to registered blind or disabled persons. Too apply, send GCR list and fee as noted above to: Cray Valley Award Manager, 93 Elibank Road, Eltham, London SE9 1QJ, England.

E-mail: awardmanager@cvrs.org 
Internet: http://www.cvrs.org

(Member list is on their web site.)

(Verified 8/2013)


 Devon Radio Club WWFF Annual Award

The Devon Radio Club offers an annual award for the person who works the highest number of WWFF (World Fauna Flora Award) during any 12 month period. There is NO charge for the award, which is a handsome trophy. The trophy is yours to keep, and a paper certificate is also provided to the winning station. The trophy is a 6 inch high gold embossed plastic decorative cup.

Additional Rules:
1. The time period is from 1 May 2015 to 1 May 2016. (Future awards time will be incremented by one year.)
2. Send a list of all the WFF stations you have worked during the period. You must also send the date and time of the QSO for each contact providing also the band and mode.
3. Contacts will be checked by the sponsor using WFF online records.

E-mail: devonradioclub@hotmail.com
Internet: http://www.devonradioclub.co.uk/#!award/c1txm

Tks K1BV Research 7/24/15


Epping Forest award

Basic award is available when you earn at least 20 points from the table below. The "Silver Birch Award" may be claimed for 50 points, and the premier "English Oak Award" for 100 points.

Point values:
a. any LEFARS Special Event "GB" station = 5. 
(You may work different Special Event stations, but can claim only 5 points for each regardless of bands or modes used.
b. each LEFARS Club member's callsign = 3. (You may work the same station once each 24 hour period for credit.)

The cost for each award including postage within the UK is 3.50 for UK stations or 5, $US7 or 15 current issue IRCs for others.  Send a log extract listing the Call sign (SWL's must include both callsigns), Date, & Time of each QSO that you are claiming points for, to LEFARS Awards Manager: 26 Oak Tree Close, Loughton, Essex, England IG10 2RE.

Log extracts may be e-mailed to awards@lefars.org.uk for pre-checking prior to claiming the certificate.
Internet: http://www.lefars.org.uk/

(Verified 8/2013)


Essex Windmill Award

Sponsored by the Havering and District Amateur Radio Club (G4HRC) which is generally active during the National Windmills on-the-Air weekend, which takes place in May. The club has been known to activate several windmills at the same time. Their award is available to all amateurs and SWLs.

1. Stations in the UK must work any two of the Windmills GB2ARW, GB2UW, GB5SW or GB0MW any band any mode.

2. For EU and the rest of the world working just one Windmill will qualify for the award...

Send a list of the contact/s and fee of UK 3.00 (EU 14 IRCs or 5E, rest of world 16 IRC or $US8) to Fred Curtis G3SVK, 32, Elgin Ave, Harold Park, Romford, Essex, RM3 0YT, England. UK.

DIG Diplombellage Seite 1729
5/12/2006


FARNBOROUGH & DISTRICT R.S. SERIES

General Requirements: SWL OK. See list for appropriate fee, checques, money orders and postal orders mut be in sterling and made payable to Farnborough & District Radio Society.  Cash accepted at senders riek.  Apply to R.J. Konowicz G0YYY, 12 Ambleside Crescent, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 0RZ, Englamd. 

G2DX Memorial Award

Awarded as a continuing tribute to Ken Alford G2DX, founder member of Farnborough Society and past VP of RSGB. Work 100 different countries outside of your own continent after 1986. The official RSGB or ARRL countries list applies. No cards required, GCR applies, and the list should include date, time, mode, band, callsign and signal reports.  . All contacts must have been made from within your own continent. Endorsements available for single band, mode, QRP, etc. No band/mode constraints. Fee for the award is 5, 5 or $US10. 

(Chg 9/2012)

G8 Single Band Award

Work British stations on one band only in different counties and with different prefixes. One G8 2 or 3 call sign is required.   Send full log book details, date, times, mode, band, call sign and signal reports. 
Call sign examples: G8  G1  GW3  G4  GI7  M0  M5  MM3  2E0  2M1  GB4, etc. 

Classes: first number is counties, second is prefixes required:

A 10/6   B 20/12   C 30/18   D 40/24   E 50/30

F 60/36 G 70/42   H 78/48   I 90/48    J 90/48

Internet: http://www.farnboroughradio.org.uk/awards/g8_award.html  

(Chg 9/2012) 


UK & IRELAND Flora Fauna Series  (GFF)

General requirements: All contacts claimed for the award must be shown in the EW4DX online log which is found at: http://www.ew4dx.org/WFFsearch.html . No cards need be produced. Awards are free of charge, but sponsor requests funds to cover cost of postage and hard backed envelope: 5.00 GBP, $US8 or 6. Band and mode endorsements upon request. Only current IRCs may be used to pay for the awards. Send a copy of the EW4DX GCR list and necessary fee to: Charles R. Wilmott, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND S71 4NG

GFF I, II &III Awards

Class

GFF Reference Numbers Needed

Other WFF stations anywhere else

Total

I

1

9

10

II

3

17

20

III

5

25

30

Honor Roll

At least 5

45*

50

* The number of other WFF references needed for the Honor Roll level is the number of GFF contacts and the number of other contacts from any other countries necessary to total 50.

EXPLORER OF NATURE Award

Stations who activate 10 WFF reference numbers anywhere in the world.

GREEN DAY WORLDWIDE Award

Work/hear/activate 17 WFF reference numbers at listed WFF locations PLUS work/hear/activate 3 WFF reference numbers on "GREEN DAY". All 20 of the contacts must have been made in the same year in which the "GREEN DAY" occurs. (Look for announcements of GREEN DAY, which has generally been observed about the middle of June.)

E-mail: charlie.debbie@btinternet.com
Internet: http://www.m0oxo.com/

Tks OH3GZ 3/24/11


THE FELD HELL CLUB Series -  FRIENDS PRINTING FRIENDS AWARD         Revised rules are found in USA file under FELD HELL title as custodian now in the USA.
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FIRAC AWARD

The International Association of the Railway Radio Amateurs (F.I.R.A.C.) issues this award to all radio amateurs and SWL's on HF for earning at least 100 points for contacts with members of at least 10 different FIRAC groups, or on VHF at least 25 points for contacts with members of at least 3 different FIRAC groups.

At present there are the following national FIRAC groups: DL, F, G, HA, HB, I, LA, LX, LZ, OE, OH, OK/OM, ON, OZ, SM, SP, S5, YO, YU, Z3. MC: 4L, 4x, CT, ES, PA, Russia (RK, RW, UA), TA, Ukraine (UB, UR, US, UT, UX) USA(AB, K, N, W)VK, VU.

Each contact with a member = 2 points. Contacts with FIRAC club stations = five points, contacts with MC members count 10 points.

Valid member stations may only be worked once per band. Contacts by repeater or internet - for example Echolink - do not count for awards purposes. The award application sheet may be downloaded from the FIRAC homepage: http://www.firac.de   Send a log extract and fee of 5 to the award manager: Geoff SIMS G4GNQ, 85 Surrey Street GLOSSOP SK13 7AJ , Derbyshire, ENGLAND.

Internet:  http://www.firac.de/html/firac-award.html 

E-mail: g4gnq@hotmail.co.uk

Chg 10/2/14 


GBANT / GB4IPY Award

This Award is available for Contacts with either 'GBANT' or 'GB4IPY' via their Sponsor, MOXO and is available at three levels:
a. Level one - Bronze Award       (Certificate - 4 Contacts)
b. Level two - Silver Award       (Medallion - 8 Contacts) and
c. Level three - Gold award       (Trophy - 12 Contacts)

Level One - Bronze Award: 4 Contacts to be made (verified on application) with either 'GBANT' or 'GB4IPY' since January 2005. All Bands and Modes are OK but no Repeaters. Awards are good for SWL too. Qsl Cards NOT required.
Level Two - Silver Award
: 8 Contacts to be made with either 'GBANT' or 'GB4IPY'.
Level Three - Gold Award
: 12 Contacts to be made with either 'GBANT' or 'GB4IPY'.

Bands available : 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40 & 80m. Modes available : SSB, CW & PSK31.  Each Station may be worked only once per band per mode.  The Home Call of the Operators 'MOXO' or 'G4RCG' can be used as the 'Jolly' or 'Joker' station in order to replace any ONE station in any band, any Mode. The 'Joker' can be used ONCE only in each of the three levels of Award. Qsl Cards are NOT required.

Fee for Bronze award is $US10, 8 (Euro) or 5 (GBP) to :- Awards Manager Charles R. Wilmott MOXO, 60 Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND S71 4NG.
For the Silver award, fee is $16 (Green Stamps) or 11 (Euro) or 8.00.
For the Gold award, fee is $30 (Green Stamps) or 22 (Euro) or 15.

E-mail : charlie.debbie@btinternet.com or http://charlesm0oxo.piczo.com/

You should specify the exact name you wish on the award or trophy. The Callsign 'GB4IPY' is only available until the end of 'International Polar Year' IN 2009. The Award will then only be available by working 'GBANT' or 'MOXO' as detailed above......

Tks PA3CUZ 9/2007


Gemini Award

Work stations in each of two separate countries/counties/states of the same name i.e. Birmingham _ England + Birmingham _ Alabama

100 pairs for Gold Award, 75 pairs for Silver, 50 pairs for Bronze, 25 pairs for the basic award. If you want a really difficult challenge try the same as above but YL only. The certificates may be endorsed, per band, per mode etc upon request. Signed log extracts plus $5 or 5 IRC's to Roger QUAINTANCE, G0DIZ, 18 QUEENS AVENUE, ILFRACOMBE, N. Devon, England. EX34_9LN.

Tks W7AVA 3/2001


Geopark Certificate

For amateur radio stations/SWL' s around the world who contact/hear Geopark stations, the English Riviera Geopark is offering a special commemorative European Geoparks Network radio amateur certificate for contacts with GB6GEO ( an instant qualifier), or two Geopark stations excluding GB6GEO.  (SWL OK)  This certificate, is endorsed by our Queens husband H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh, with his own words congratulating the holder. Certificates will cost UK 2.20 each, Europe 3 and Rest of the world USD5.

Alternatively certificate holders to be the first in their country to claim the certificate will have an 'FC' suffix following the certificate number. This denotes the first person in their country to claim the 'Geoparks' award. These certificate holders will be worth one point towards the basic certificate, and two holders are required to claim the award, or work any five (5) non first country certificate holders to claim it.

Other call signs include M6PHD, G7URW, G6CLD, 2E0TAD, G3LQX, M0XLT, G3LHJ, G3PVB, G1FON, G4VUD, 2E0PDL, G7JHE, G3BIT, M1AEI, G3GHS, G0KEK, G3SNU, 2E0JWJ, DJ6WX, 2E0TAG, 2E0GHR, G4VFG, G3SVK, G3JSR, G4VTO, G3NJA/A, 2E0TQR, and M0HEM. (any five of these call signs woked/heard will enable you to claim the certificate) Many of these certificate holders can be found in the Torbay Amateur Radio Society LF/HF/VHF nets, details from the website www.tars.org. uk 

Send log extract only  and fee of  UK 2.20, Europe 3 and all others $US5.to Martin Foster G3VOF, 1, Clavering Court, Lincombe Drive, Torquay, Torbay, South Devon, TQ1 2HH., England - U.K.

Tks Ham Awards Reflector/G3VOF 8/09


Hearts of Oak Award

The Royal Naval (Ulster) ARC sponsors this award which requires 10 QSO's with RNARS members, three of which much be with committee members of RNUARC. Their club call is GI0URN and the committee members calls are GI4XFR, MI0CTA, GI3XHL, GI4CUV and GI3OBO. All modes and bands or mixed, but only one contact per band. SWL OK. GCR list and fee of 2 or 15 IRCs. Contacts from 15 June 1993 are valid. Apply to William McVeigh, 27 Bloomfield Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

E-mail: gi4xfr.dave@ntlworld.com 

(Chg 11/2005)


Horndean & District ARC Award

The award is available to all licenced amateurs and SWL's. Contact different Horndean & District A.R.C. (HDARC) members. on or after 1 January 1981.   All bands and modes.  

The award is available in three classes with requirements as follows: 

1. HF AWARD  - Ten points required. Each contact with a club member is worth one point. Working/hearing the club callsign G4FBS, or any special event callsign operated by HDARC is worth two points.

2. VHF AWARD  -  Fifteen points required. Each contact with a club member is worth one point. Working/hearing the club callsigns G4FBS, G6RST, or any special callsign operated by HDARC counts two points.

3. DATA AWARD (same requirements as for VHF AWARD)

The fee for the award is 5.00 or 8 Euros.  It is free of charge to club members. .Send GCR list and fee to: Mr R. Evans GRPX, 426 Hawthorn Crescent, , Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2TX, England. 

E-mail: g0fyx@msn.com 
Internet site (including list of members): http://www.hdarc.co.uk 

Rewrite per info provided February 2007 by G0FYX


Isle of Wight County Award

Sponsored by the Brickfields ARS for contacts with Isle of Wight stations on or after 1 Jan 1985. SWL OK. The HQ stations noted below are G0BAR and GX0BAR.

HF - contact 5 on the isle plus 1 with the headquarters of the BARS.
VHF/UHF - contact 10 plus 1 with the headquarters of the BARS.
PACKET - as above appropriate to band.

Certificate features hand tinted coat of arms and description of heraldic devices. GCR list and fee of UK3.25 or $US5 to: Awards Manager, Brickfields ARS, Newnham Road, Binstead, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England PO33 3TH. 

Internet: http://www.b-a-r-s.org.uk/page6.html 

(Chg 8/07)


Lincoln Century Award

Contact cities and counties named "Lincoln" throughout the world. Class E requires 100 points, D = 200, C = 300, B = 400 and A = 500.

Point values: Lincoln Short Wave Club stations G5FZ or G6COL = 30 pts

Any station in city of Lincoln, England or any other town or city with the name of Lincoln = 20 points. Any station in the county of Lincolnshire, England or in any Lincoln County of the USA = 10 points.

SWL OK. No use of satellites or repeaters. All bands and modes. GCR list and fee of 1 or 5 IRCs to: The Secretary, Lincoln Short Wave Club, Pinchbeck Farmhouse, Mill Lane, Sturton by Stow, Lincoln, UK LN1 2AS. 

(Tks G4UZN)(01)


Lincolnshire Award

Sponsored by the Thorpe Camp Museum Radio Station and available to all amateurs.  Submit a log extract showing contacts made from the county of Lincolnshire as follows:                     
     Lincolnshire - 15 contacts. 
     England - 10 contacts.
     All others - 5 contacts. 
All contacts will have had to be made via radio, and not Internet modes.  No date limitation. No cards needed, just a log extract showing call, date, band, mode and reports.   Send the list plus fee of 5, $US10 or 10.  (Any excess monies collected will be donated to the Thorpe Camp Radio Museum Station and the National Youthbike Project.)  Apply to: Tony Nightingale G3ZPU, 42 Spilsby Road, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England  LN9 6AW.  (If paying by cheque, make sure it should be made out to A.E.Nightingale)

E-mail: tony@radioman.e7even.com or g3zpu@hotmail.com 

Tks G3ZPU 10/05

(Note: while the cost of the award is somewhat high, the sponsor intends donate any excess proceeds to a charity.  From the sample certificate received here, it is definitely a handsome work of art - one of the nicest ones I've seen for a long time!  ----- Ted K1BV)


Worked Liverpool Award (WLA)

Contact Liverpool stations - they must have a Liverpool Postal Code to qualify. British stations need 20, other Europeans need 15, rest of world need 10. Any band or modes may be used. SWL OK. GCR list and fee of 5 or 10 IRCs to: Bert Donn G3XSN, 7 Thurne Way, Liverpool L25 4SQ, England.

(Chg 2/07)


Rabbit Award

I am told that "Rabbit" is slang for talking for a long time, similar to the better known "Rag-Chew" or "Rattle". To earn this award, make one (hopefully more) QSO of at least 15 minutes duration with another amateur. Hello and good-bye contacts are too common today, and the sponsor wishes to encourage the opposite. Any band or mode will do the trick. GCR and fee of 2, $US5 or 10 IRCs to: Roger Betts G0TRB, 15 Cleasby, Tamworth, Staffs, England B77 4JL.

(TKS G0TRB)(95)


RAFARS Award         Rewritten 10/2007

Work 10 RAFARS club stations after 1 Jan 1992.  SWL OK.  RAFARS Affiliated Club Stations (where a club station has more than one call sign, e.g. G8FC/G4CES, then only one of these may be claimed.  RAFARS "Voice on the Air" G8FC and G8RAF (both may be claimed).  RAFARS Council - G3RAF (can only be claimed once).  RAFARS Special Event call signs, ending in either RAF or RFC; up to three special events can be claimed.  Contacts via repeaters or satellites will not count towards the award.  Send GCR list plus the RAFARS number of each station worked, a fee of 1.50 for the UK and all others 10 IRCs, plus an included mailing sticker containing your address to: Award Manager RAFARS, Andrew Humphriss M3NDZ, 44 Bishops Close, Stratford upon Avon, CV379ED, England. 

E-mail: andrewhumphriss@tinyworld.co.uk
Internet: http://come.to/rafars 


RAOTA Certificate

Sponsored by the Radio Amateur Old Timers Association (England) for contacting 50 members of this organization.  Separate certificates available for 75 or 100 contacts.  Award is free to members upon submission of log showing callsigns, QSO dates, Signal Reports and Membership Numbers exchanged.   No date limitations.  All bands and modes may be used.  Members may be contacted only one time.  Available to non-members, but the application should be countersigned by a RAOTA member and a fee of 2 should be provided.  (A free award, supplied to you in a PDF file via e-mail, if you wish).  Apply to  E.H.Prince G3KPU , "Cubert", Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, South Yorks, DN7 6P

Internet: http://www.raota.org/awards.htm   (Includes member list). 

Tks F5NQL 8/2006


Royal Navy Amateur Radio Society (RNARS) Program

General Requirements: GCR accepted. Fee for each of the awards is as follows: UK 2, EU 2.50/$US4 or 5 IRC and all others: 3.50, $US7 or 10 IRCs. .A list of current members is available from sponsor for 1.00 UK or 1.50/$US3 or 5 IRCs for overseas.  When sending IRCs, only the new style IRC is now acceptable for RNARS Awards, old style ones will be returned.The society has over 1000 members worldwide. Apply to: RNARS Award Manager, IAN M. PITKIN G4KJD, CLOVER COTTAGE, KENNY, ASHILL, NR ILMINSTER TA19 9NH, England

 Internet: http://www.rnars.org.uk 

(Chg 5/2012)

Hampshire County Award

Available for contacting/hearing  any amateur stations in the county of Hampshire (note that Isle of Wight is a separate county and cannot be used) on or after 1 October 1960. Each Hampshire station counts one point and each RNARS special station operated within the county counts two points. Issued in three classes:

  UK EU DX
Class One 50 points 20 points  15 points
Class Two 30 points 15 points 10 points
Class Three 20 points 10 points 5 points

 

International Navy Award

Work or Hear RNARS members plus specified numbers of other Amateur Radio Naval organizations of other countries as shown in the table.  Contacts must be on or after 1 January 2004. 

  RNARS Members MF Runde Members INORC Members MARAC members ANARS, BMARS, FNARS, YO-MARC or MFCA members
Class One 10 10 3 1 1
Class Two 5 5 1 0 1
Class Three
(stations outside
Europe only)
3 3 1 0 1

Clubs are:

RNARS = Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society
MF Runde = German Naval MarineFunker Club
BMARS = Belgian Marine ARS
ANARS = Australian Naval ARS
FNARS = Finnish Naval ARS
MARAC = Marine Amateur Radio Club - Netherlands
YO-MARC = Romanian Marine ARC
MFCA = Marine Funk Club Austria
OZ1RDN = Danish Ship Peder Skram
MARCOM = DL0MCM

Kaleidoscope Award - Spell the words ROYAL NAVAL AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY using the last letter of the RNARS members call signs (a total of 29 contacts), no more than one member may count for any single letter. All contacts after 1 Jan 1986 are valid.

i.e. G4JB R

G4SF O

G3ZA Y

G4MV A

G3VL L

Mercury Award - Contact/hear members of RNARS on or after October 1 1960. One point per member per band worked/heard, two points per band for RNARS special stations (i.e. GB2RN, GB3RN, GB2PLY, etc.) and double points for stations above 30 MHz. 

Available in 3 classes:

Class One - 20 points required (basic minimum for UK stations).
Class Two - 10 points required (basic minimum for EU stations).
Class Three - 5 points required (only available for outside EU).

Stickers available in increments of 10 points up to 100 points, and thereafter for 150, 200, 250, 500, 750 and 1000 points. Charge for stickers is a reply paid envelope for UK stations and 1 IRC for overseas applicants together with a return envelope. Supply membership numbers if known.

H.M.S. Plymouth Award   Contact members of the HMS Plymouth Group after 1 Jan 2001.  UK applicants need to earn 25 points, Europeans need 10 and all others 5.   One point per member per band worked or heard.  SWL OK.  Contacts on VHF/UHF count for double their usual value.  List of members is found on their Internet site.  site.  Applications may be sent to the RNARS address, but the fee for this award is: 1.50 for UK, 5 or 7 IRC for Europeans and $US8 or 8 IRC for all others.

Internet: http://www.mars.org.uk/awards.html 

(Chg 11/2005)

World Wide Award - Contact/hear RNARS members in 10 DXCC countries and on 2 continents on or after 1 October 1960. A member signing /MMcan be claimed if close to the shores of a missing continent but does not count for a missing country. Stickers available for 25, 50, 75 and 100 countries and 3, 4, 5, and 6 continents and cost a reply paid envelope for UK applicants, 1 IRC plus return envelope for overseas applicants.

RNARS Digital ( 'BITS') Award

Contact / Hear members of RNARS in any digital data mode, PSK, RTTY, MFSK, SSTV for example on any band. For a full list of valid digital modes,see http://hfradio.org.uk/html/digital_modes.html.
Scoring will be 1 point for every member heard or worked per mode per band with 5 points for every special event call sign such as GB3RN, GB2RN, GB2PLY or GB6COD. Different speeds within the same mode will be classed as the same mode, e.g. PSK 31 and PSK63 are the same and RTTY Normal and Inverted are the same mode.

The Award is available in 3 classes:
Class I 60 points
Class II 40 points
Class III 20 points.

Any station earning 100 points will be awarded a special decorative plaque.
The awards will be known as the RNARS BITS Awards.
As Wikipedia says A bit is the basic unit of information in computing and digital communications. The term bit is constructed from binary digit.

Added 6/27/14 


RNARS (HMS BELFAST) Group Award 

Sponsored by the London (HMS Belfast) Group RNARS.  SWL OK. 
     On HF, you must contact 10 RNARS members of whom 4 must be members of the London Group.
     On VHF, you should contact 5 RNARS members of whom 2 must be members of the London Group.
HMS Belfast's call sign GB2RN and the two club calls G4HMS and G7HMS count as London Group contacts.  Endorsements available for 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 costing 50 pence UK or $US1 for all stations.  If you apply for two endorsements, the fee is for the single sticker.  Any mode or band or mixed contact counts, but only one time per mode per band.  (CW and SSB counts as two contacts if made on 2 bands. )  GCR list should include the member numbers (RNARS and London Group) and fee of 2.50, $US5 for EU stations and $US10 outside EU to:  Tom Taylor (G0PSE),  19 DERWENT GROVE, TAUNTON, SOMERSET TA1 2NJ, ENGLAND. 

E-mail: thomas.taylor19@btinternet.com.uk  

RNARS frequencies: 
HF CW 1824  3520  7020  10118  14052  18087  21052  24897  28052
HF SSB: 1965  3666  3740  7055  14294  14225  18150  21360  28933.

(Manager changed 6/07)


ROBIN HOOD AWARD

The Robin Hood Award is a fun award for Radio Amateurs who make contact with other stations operating fixed or portable radio stations at locations associated with the legendary Robin Hood. It is also available to the activators who operate these radio stations. Places named after Robin Hood, WIll Scarlett, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian and Little John, are scattered around north Nottinghamshire, south Yorkshire and east Derbyshire and places farther away - even in other countries - that claim a connection to this mythical English Folk Hero.

Anyone can participate in the Robin Hood 'Fun' Award: it is available to stations who operate at a location associated with Robin Hood, and anyone who makes contact with them (including Short Wave Listeners). Note: there are other rules/requirements for ACTIVATORS on their website.
While rules may change in the future, the award may be earned by contacting just ONE station who has activated one of the many locations associated with the legendary Robin Hood.

At any point, even if just one contact, you may go to the website, submit your contact data and download a do-it-yourself Certificate.

The Robin Hood Award is totally self-regulated. That means that 'Activators' and 'Chasers' only need to follow some simple guidelines, and may download a d-i-y Award Certificate at any point. There are no points or scores to count and logs do not need to be submitted for validation. For more information go to the Award Downloads page.

If the Robin Hood Award proves to be popular, conventional 'Achievement Awards' will be introduced, whereby Activators and Chasers gain points towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

What & Where Qualifies for the Award?
It is only necessary to meet one of the following criteria for an 'activation' to qualify:

1. 'Robin Hood Country
'
A radio station in any part of: Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire south of the River Rother, and
Derbyshire east of the River Derwent
OR
2. 'Robin Hood Place-names'

A radio station in close proximity (usually less than 0.5km) to any locations associated with Robin Hood and His Merrie Band, King John and Richard Lionheart, and which have a well known and commonly used place-name such as Robin Hood's Cave, or Friar Tuck's Well (see the Robin Hood Locations page). Places outside Robin Hood Country may also have a Robin Hood place-name: these may be in any county or country, not just Nottinghamshire or even England, so these too are valid locations for an award activation.

Suggestions for Activators and Chasers
Keep a simple log of Robin Hood Award activities, including dates, times, locations and bands (these do not need to include details of individual stations contacted). This isn't needed for validating the award, but may be used for publicity purposes and will need to be added to the appropriate Award Certificate. It is suggested that the website be checked for planned activations. Another way to see if there is any Robin Hood activity might be to visit the website of your favorite internet spotting network. This will provide very current information on activations which might be going on in real time.

E-mail: M0PHX@Outlook.com
Internet: (Home Page) https://sites.google.com/site/robinhoodaward/home 
Internet: (Locations list) https://sites.google.com/site/robinhoodaward/robin-hood-country 

Tks G7HZZ 9/6/15


Royal Observer Corps Bunker Award

Contact stations operating within a radius of 500 meters from ROC Bunker / Facility locations in the United Kingdom.

History: The Royal Observer Corps has existed for many years, responsible for manning bunkers located all over the United Kingdom, as a part of the nuclear defence of the country. This was a secret part of the British Armed Forces, and as such few even knew of their existence. All of the sites have been decommissioned, but evidence of their presence is easy to see.

A body known as The United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation (U.K.W.M.O.) was set up in 1957 to warn the population of any impending air attack. The Royal Observer Corps (ROC) set up in WW2 as part of the Royal Air Force (RAF) to spot enemy aircraft, became the eyes and ears of the UKWMO in the cold war. In the nuclear era the job of the Royal Observer Corps (ROC) was to report the positions of the bomb strikes and monitor resulting fallout areas and relay these back to Group Headquarters. Fallout warnings would be issued by the Group Headquarters and be relayed to the public via the HANDEL network. This data would be shared with the Regional Government Headquarters to enable them to control the post strike situation. The structure of the organisation was such that the destruction of an observer post or headquarters would have limited effect on the ability of the organisation to function.
From: http://www.ringbell.co.uk/ukwmo/Page113.htm

Certificates are currently available for making contact with stations operating at 10 and 25 different bunker locations and for working at least 10 Bunker Anniversary Stations.

The contacts must be made with bunkers which are described and numbered according to an official list of such facilities or within the particular locator square, and deemed safe with permission authorized by owners or Trusts of the existing properties. Newly listed bunkers will be validated by an official registration (see web site) of such location and the making of at least of 10 contacts by HF or 5 contacts via VHF or UHF with a single operating period.

All bands and modes will be valid for contacts made in this award program. However, contacts made via repeaters, satellites, IRLP, Echolink or mobile phone are not accepted.  The application should consist of your log extract containing: reference number, call sign, date, time, RST, frequency and mode. QSL cards must be made available to the custodian upon request. SWL OK. The award fee is 5 , 10 Euros, $US10 or 8 IRCs. Applications are via an electronic form on their website, with Payment being accepted only via PAYPAL.

In case of any question, please contact one of the two individuals listed:
Phil G0ABY EMAIL: YETI585@NTLWORLD.COM
Roger G0TRB EMAIL: G0TRB@FSMAIL.NET
Internet: http://www.rocbunkers.co.uk/

Tks G0TRB 9/25/11


Sherwood Forest Award

Contact stations in the county of Nottinghamshire. No time, band or mode limitations. 30 points must be earned as follows: Mansfield ARS Club Station G3GQC = 5 points, Any members of Mansfield ARS = 2, Any station in Nottinghamshire County = 1. Only one contact per station is allowed. Member list available from sponsor for SAE/IRC. SWL OK. GCR list and fee of 2.00, $US4 or 7 IRCs to: Richard Felds M5DLA, 93 Bancroft Lane, Mansfield,Nottinghamshire, England NG18 5LL. 

Member List: G0JRC  G0KJC  G0RDP  G0UYQ  G0VYT  G3AMY  G4REU  G6MQU  G8EHX  G7KPQ  G7ROI  M1ARF  M3TCG  M3DLA  2E1IDE  2E1GDO. 

 (Chg 2/2007)


South Holland Award

Sponsored by the Spalding and District Amateur Radio Society. Earn 100 points by working or hearing stations in South Holland area of Lincolnshire or the club call signs as follows:

Point Values:
G400 = 40 points
G1DSP = 25 points
G4DSP = 25 points
Any club member (anywhere in the world) = 2 points
Any station located within South Holland = 1 point

South Holland is the area served by the South Holland District Council - the same area as the WAB rateable district of South Holland. G1DSP and G4DSP are both regularly on HF and VHF. G400 is used for special club events.

SDARS (Club Station), Castle Swimming Pool, Pinchbeck Road, SPALDING, LINCS, UK

Send GCR list and fee of 3.50, 5 or $US5 to Pete Leng G0SVO, Rabbit Hill Cottage, Boston Road, Gosberton, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 4NU, UK. 

E-mail: secretary@sdars.org.uk
Internet: http://www.sdars.org.uk


     Summits on the Air Series

Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an award program for radio amateurs and SWLs that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas. SOTA has been designed to make participation possible for everyone - this is not just for mountaineers! There are awards for activators (those who ascend to the summits) and chasers (who either operate from home, a local hilltop or are even Activators on other summits).

The Association Reference Manuals contain a list of qualifying summits, together with their locations. Each summit earns the activators and chasers a score which is related to the height of the summit. Certificates are available for various scores, leading to the prestigious "Mountain Goat" and "Shack Sloth" plaques. An Honour Roll for Activators and Chasers is maintained at the SOTA online database.

Association manuals and rules may be downloaded in PDF format from: Http://www.sota.org.uk/docs.htm

Activators need a radio station that is portable - operation from cars is not allowed. All bands and modes can be used - a 2m FM handy is ideal for a start. Chasers simply need a normal home station. Visit our Joining In page http://www.sota.org.uk/howto.htm for details of how to join the SOTA community and keep abreast of summit expeditions and other vital information.

The group has prepared mountain data in certain locations only at this time:

EUROPE:   United Kingdom (G, GD, GI, GM, GW), Ireland, Germany, Austria, Greece, Hungary, Switzerland

AFRICA:   South Africa

Please visit the website for complete details and listings of summits. They maintain other sub-WEBs for database and keeping track of expeditions:

Internet: http://www.sota.org.uk/
Database: http://database.sota.org.uk
SOTAwatch: http://sotawatch.sota.org.uk

Tks PA3CUZ 2/2006


Torbay Amateur Radio Society Award (TARS)

Earn 30 points by contacting members of the Torbay ARS. Each contact with a member = 2 points, and club stations G3NJA, G8NJA, GX3NJA, GB2NJA, GB5OTR or G3T = 10 points. May be endorsed for single or mixed bands, or all single mode of FM, SSB, CW, RTTY, all QRP or Mobile. Endorsements for each additional 10 members contacted. Member list available from sponsor for SASE. Log extract must contain call sign, date, time, band, mode and power if QRP endorsement is sought. Send list and fee of 1 or 3 IRC (SAE for endorsement stickers) to Derrick Webber G3LHJ, 43 Lime Tree Walk, Newton Abbot , Devon,TQ12 4LF England.

Tks SM6DEC 1/2007


World Association of Christian Radio Amateurs & Listeners Series (WACRAL)

General Requirements: WACRAL Awards are available amateurs and SWLs for contacting (hearing) members of the organization. To apply, send a numerically numbered list of contacts including the date, call sign and WACRAL membership number or by exchanging QSL Cards. Application Forms for WACRAL Awards may be requested by e-mail. Fees: UK applicants should send four second class stamps. For overseas applicants, four IRCs. Send list and fee to: WACRAL Awards Manager, Alistair McGoff 2E0TGF, 55 Knights End Road, MARCH PE15 9QA, England.

E-mail: amcgoff@gotadsl.co.uk 
Internet: http://www.wacral.org

     WACRAL AWARD

Work the number of members as required for each level.

Award Levels

UK and Ireland

Other Europe

Rest of World

 

HF

VHF/UHF

HF

VHF/UHF

HF

VHF/UHF

Basic

10

5

7

4

4

3

Bronze

25

10

15

7

8

4

Silver

35

15

25

10

12

5

Gold

70

20

40

14

20

8

Emerald

130

30

80

20

40

10

Diamond

200

40

100

28

60

16

     WACRAL Members Countries
Available at the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Contact 8, 12 or 18 stations in different countries operated by WACRAL members.

    Heavenly Pilot Award
Contact 5 stations operated by WACRAL members who are full-time Ministers, Pastors, Officers in the Church Army or Officers in the Salvation Army.

     Special Event Station Awards
Contact 6 Special Event Stations operated by WACRAL members. GX3NJB and MX1CRA may only be used once.

(Changed 2/5/14) 


West Kent Amateur Radio Society Award

Contact members of the WKARS and other stations in the county of Kent. 
Bronze = 15 points.
Silver = 20.
Gold = 25.  

Point values are: 
Past or present member of WKARS = 1 
Club special event call signs = 3 (Eligible call signs GB0WKS, GB0BMM or GB8TS, plus any in the future)
Club station G3WKS, Gx1WKS Gx3WKS  = 5, 

Endorsement for CW, Phone or mixed; either HF or VHF. SWL OK. Available HF, VHF, Mixed, QRP (15w max.), QRPP (3w Max or Satellite. Mobiles do not count, though portables are valid. 
Send log extract showing date, time, call sign worked, band and mode.  Include a declaration signed by yourself confirming that it is a true extract from your log. 
No fee is charged for the award, whether a member of the club or not. 

Apply to:  Alexander Korda G4FDC, 5 Windmill Court, "North Street", Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4SU, England.

Eligible Stations:
Past and present members of West Kent ARS;
G0 DBL  DEV  DJC  EBS  EMZ  FSX  GCI  GKW  GNN  GUV  HAU  HAX  ICO  ILL  IQJ  MUT
G1 BGL  FQK  GJH  JBO  LTX  NZA  OBQ  PAZ  SWD  UNO  UTH  VTN  VZK  YLB  
G2 AOL  BGU  BT  UJ
G3 AIO  AMG  EDV  FVV  GWD  HCK  HOU  IOM  KIP  KOM  LMS  OHV  PEY  RST  TLB  TLG  TXZ  XPX  YOU  YPY  ZYP  ZZD
G4 AY  IB  BIA  BKG  BMD  BOO BUO  BWH  CCQ  CNE  DFY  DIX  DRB  DRV  DYF  EMV  ERW  EUK  FDC  FGU  FWG  FYG  GTN  HUW  IBQ  IJH  JED  JFD  JZP  KIU  LNM  MXL  NAJ  OSH  OTV  OYW  PBF  PML  RPQ  RWT  SGI  SLD  UDW  UPI  XCZ  XDS  XIA  XRN  ZFP
G6 PS  TQ  BNJ  DUU  HFX  HTH  HVW  JUB  JZN  KLG  OOE  RHU  TBO  TBY  TKG  TWF  UBM  UBL UJY  ZBI  
G8 KG  VG  CAA  CDD  CDP  DHP  FFG  GYB  IJH  IWP  JXG  JZN  KHF  KNA  KOA  KPU  KPZ  KQJ  KUV  LGS  LGW  LMV  LSD  MLZ  NOB  OFO  OPT  ORZ  PHM  PSS  PWO  RUX  SAS  SFR  SRL  UEH  UFY  UJM  VHK  VMG  VQN  WLH  WZK  XSC  ZXC
M0 EDJ  IMA  KAO  NAY  NZA  PRV  RCQ  RXW  RYK  VIR  WAR  WTW  YOU  ZWW
M1 BDH
M3 UBM  SUZ  ZWW 
M6 BQY  BQW  BRD  BYD  BYG  DWQ  DWU  DXK  DXO  FFH  JVG  LVK  MVV  NAU  TVZ  VKH  YOU  
2E0 CQK  CQL  KJJ  VZJ  YOU  ZWW
GJ6TWF, GM2AOL, K3HZO, LA0DO, TA2BU,  TA4CNU,  VK6AIX, VK6VZ, ZL3PD, ZS6M, 5B4DN

Internet: http://www.wkars.btck.co.uk/Clubawards/WestKentARSAward 
E-mail: alexanderkorda@hotmail.com 

(Chg 4/6/14)


Worthing and District ARC Award

Contact 5 members of WADARC club using any band or mode. SWL OK. The award is free of charge. GCR plus a copy of your QSL to: Chris Delhaye G3NDJ, 35 Cokeham Lane, Sompting, West Sussex BN15 9UP, England. 

(Chg 2/2007)


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