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(Updated 1/5/2016)

Diplome De La Ville D' Albert

Contact members of the radio club Albertine after 1 January 1971.  SWL OK.  No band or mode limitations.  French applicants need 6, other Europeans 4 and rest of world 3.  One station in the city of Albert is mandatory.  GCR list and fee of 10€ to: Francoise Desaintjean F1SQH, 62B, Route National, F-80800 Lamotte Warfuse, France.


(Chg 4/08)

Stations in the city of Albert:  
Other members: 

(Rewrite 11/2005)

National Association of Amateur Radio Promotion, Training, Development Series   ---  (ANRPFD) ---

General Requirements: All awards may be obtained by Amateurs, SWLs and RadioClubs. 
All modes OK in accordance with your regulations. Send log extract to: ANRPFD - PO Box 80002, 42009 SAINT ETIENNE Cedex 2, France.
Fee: 10€ or 8 IRC. (Cost of the Jacques Parmentier SWL award is 5€ or $US4).


Awarded in three classes:
Class 1: confirmation of five continents (America - Africa - Asia - Europe - Oceania) - 5 QSLs
Class 2: same conditions as above with both North America and South America - 6 QSLs
Class 3: confirmation with a QSL from a YL in the five continents - 5 QSL


Awarded in three classes:
Class 1: 15 QSL of French YL’s.
Class 2: 15 QSL.of French YL’s plus QSL from at least 10 YLs in foreign countries.
Class 3: 20 French YL plus QSL from YL in 15 foreign countries.


Contact stations in the 47 countries of the European area.

Issued three classes:
Class 1: 20 countries.
Class 2: 35 countries.
Class 3: 47 countries.


This award may be obtained by all Amateur Radio and Listeners - SWL Shortwave to certify that the have received ONE (1) QSL from one of the three call signs allocated to the well sknow French SWL Jacques Parmantier. The SWL calls are: REF 11100 - FE 7634 - F-20710.


Tks A.N.R.P.F.D 7/29/12


Sponsored by ASSOCIATION RADIO CLUB DU BASSIN D'ARCACHON (F5KAY). Arcachon is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France. It is a popular bathing location on the Atlantic coast some 55 kilometres (34 mi) southwest of Bordeaux in the Landes forest. Contact stations located on or along the Bay of Arcachon. Earn the number of points required by the frequency used for the contact per the table below.

HF : 500pts with a maximum of 100 pts per QSO . The radio club F5KAY added 20pts . All QSO on 10M adds 20 pts.
VHF / UHF : 500 pts or 5 differents stations in the ARCACHON BAY are necessires . the Radio Club F5KAY adds 20 pts
SHF : All frequencies above 440MHz , to promote SHF just one QSO

Calculation of points: 1Km = 1pt between your station and the ARCACHON BAY station.
Note that only stations permanently on an annual basis who live on the ARCACHON BAY can give points.

Other rules:
a. contacts with Portable and mobile stations are excluded.
b. multiple QSOs with same station on the same band count as a single station. A maximum of 100 points may be earned on HF.
c. Several qsos with same station the same day and on different bands account for only 1 QSO.
d. A qso via relay stations or repeaters are not allowed, only a qso via satellite will be accepted in the case of an indirect QSO .

SWL's may also participate. In this case, points are calculated relative to the position of SWL to the Arcachon Bay station. Send log extract and fee of 10E to Franck COLIN F8IHE, F-33470, 40bis allée des DOUVES Gujan Mestras, France.

ARCACHON Bay stations:
On VHF/UHF, the following locators are valid IN94KT, JS, KS, LS, JR, KR, LR, MR, JQ, KQ, SQ, MQ, JP, KP, LP, MP, JO, KO , LO , MO. 


Tks Victor, F6LIA 6/12

ARRAS Diploma

Contact 3 stations located in the city of Arras or within a 15km radius. SWL OK. All bands and modes may be used. GCR list and fee of 5 Euro to: Mme. Sylvie Delassus F1PSH, 3 rue Saint Lugle, F-62190 Lillers, France. 


(Chg 11/2008)

Diplome Louis Braille

Issued by the French Blind Amateurs Union (UNARAF) and available to amateurs or SWLs who have QSOs with (or hear) member stations of UNARAF.  Contact 10 UNARAF stations. Stations outside of Europe need one contact. All bands and modes.  Contacts after 1 December 1965.  GCR list and fee of 7.62€ to: Union nationale des aveugles radioamateurs de France, 158 rue de Charenton 75012 Paris, France. 


(Chg 4/2007)

Brenne Regional Nature Park Award

This award was established for the purpose of promoting the Brenne Regional Nature Park. Get QSL cards or photocopies of 3 stations, either amateurs or SWLs located within the borders of the Brenne Regional Nature Park. The following stations would qualify: F4IOJ  F5SSN  F1SSO  F1APB  F5KED  F-13106  F-10371  F11AGD  F6CIT  F5UQX  FB1MGW  F6GRZ  F5NER/P  F1MJC  F4ATA  F-17688  F5NDA  F5AOV  F4BGX  F5KKS  F6ALV.

Portable stations count if their precise location is registered on their card. Mobile stations do not count. No use of relay/repeaters. Contacts with radio club F5KED count for two contacts.

Send cards and fee of 60F, $US10, 12 IRC or 10Euros. Apply to: Club Amateur Radio Blancois, BP 54, F-36300 Le Blanc, France.

The following stations qualify:  F4IOJ  F5SSN  F1SSO  F1APB  F5KED  F-13106  F-10371  F11AGD  F6CIT  F5UQX-FB1MGW  F6GRZ  F5NER/P  F1MJC  F4ATA  F-17688  F5NDA  F5AOV  F4BGX  F5KKS F6ALV.


(Chg 11/2006)

Castle Award of REF Dept. 83. 

This award has been created to promote the castle activities from the French Department 83. Contact stations after September 1, 2001. SWL OK. Valid stations will give you a DCDV reference number. No mode restrictions. The award can be achieved on HF, 50MHz, VHF, UHF or SHF, but not mixed. Only stations located within a 300m range from the castle may give you points. No QSLs needed.

Points needed
HF: 100
6m: 25

Points per contact

HF: 1 (station may be worked on several HF bands to get extra points)
6m: 2
VHF: 3

Please note, however, hat these points may be multiplied by 3 if the activity takes place on the castle itself; 2 if the station is located less than 100 meters from the castle. Send your log extract  and fee of 11€ to: MOUTTE Michel, F5PVX,  2692 Cheminde Marenc et des Costes, F-83740 La Cadiére d'Azur, France.  

(Chg 12/2007)

Cathedrals of France Diploma

Cathedrals are a part of the heritage of France, which was among the first countries to construct these edifices centuries ago. Effective on 1 January 2015, contact stations who are no further than 2.5km distant from the structure. The official list contains 98 existing cathedrals and two special activities which, for award purposes, act as "Joker" or wild card contacts which will bring the total possible under the award to 100.
The 2.5 mile maximum distance from the cathedral recognizes that cathedrals are often located in heavily populated urban areas, where it is not always easy to operate portable stations.

The Cathedrals references were established in alphabetical order by the name of the city or town.
For awards purposes, operations to activate a Cathedral will allow only two other REF award references. For example, the DCF + a DFCF and DMF.
Activators should report their operations to the DCF Manager in order to to distribute information. After each activity, a log should be transmitted within a month to record the event.
All French stations , domiciled within the 2.5km may obtain resident status after making 100 QSOs.

The award is offered in 4 levels or degrees:
- Basic Diploma for 10 Cathedrals.
- Excellence 30 Cathedrals.
- Honor for 50 Cathedrals.
- Trophy for 100 Cathedrals.

Diplomas will be emailed free. If a paper copy is required, the fee is 10E.    The price of the Trophy will be made public in the future.

Note: A Cathedral is the seat of the bishop of the diocese. However, there are now cathedrals without a bishop, because the name cathedral is retained even when the episcopal office is relocated or deleted. The list of these Cathedrals with no bishop will be added to the list at a future date. .

DCF Manager: Jean-Pierre Lehembre F6FNA, 8 Rue De Verdun, F-77270 Villeparisis, France.


DCF Number - City - Department Number - Cathedral Name

DCF-001 Agen 47 Saint-Caprais
DCF-002 Aix-en-Provence 13 Saint-Sauveur
DCF-003 Ajaccio 2B Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption
DCF-004 Albi 81 Sainte-Cécile
DCF-005 Amiens 80 Notre-Dame
DCF-006 Angers 49 Saint-Maurice
DCF-007 Angoulême 16 Saint-Pierre
DCF-008 Annecy 74 Saint-Pierre
DCF-009 Arras 62 Notre-Dame et Saint-Vaast
DCF-010 Auch 32 Sainte-Marie d’Auch
DCF-011 Autun 71 Saint-Lazare
DCF-012 Auxerre 89 Saint Etienne
DCF-013 Avignon 84 Notre-Dame des Doms
DCF-014 Bayeux 14 Notre-Dame
DCF-015 Bayonne 64 Notre Dame
DCF-016 Beauvais 80 Saint Pierre
DCF-017 Belfort 90 Saint Christophe
DCF-018 Belleys-Ars 01 Saint Jean Batist
DCF-019 Besançon 25 Saint-Jean l'évangeliste
DCF-020 Blois 41 Saint Louis
DCF-021 Bordeaux 33 Saint-André
DCF-022 Bourges 18 Saint-Etienne
DCF-023 Cahors 46 Saint-Etienne
DCF-024 Cambrai 59 Notre Dame de Grâce et St Sépulcre
DCF-025 Carcassonne 11 Saint Michel
DCF-026 Chambéry 73 Saint François de Sales
DCF-027 Chartres 28 Notre Dame
DCF-028 Clermont-Ferrand 63 Notre Dame
DCF-029 Coutances 50 Notre Dame
DCF-030 Créteil 94 Notre Dame
DCF-031 Dax 40 Saint-Jean-Baptiste
DCF-032 Digne 04 Saint Jérome
DCF-033 Dijon 21 Saint Benigne

DCF-034 Evreux 27 Notre Dame
DCF-035 Evry 91 de la Résurrection et Saint Corbinien
DCF-036 Frejus 83 Sainte Marie Majeure
DCF-037 Gap 5 Notre Dame et Saint Arnoux
DCF-038 Grenoble 38 Notre Dame
DCF-039 La Rochelle 17 Saint Louis
DCF-040 Langres 52 Saint Mammés
DCF-041 Laval 53 de la Trinité
DCF-042 Le Havre 76 Notre Dame
DCF-043 Le Mans 72 Saint Julien
DCF-044 Le Puy en Velay 43 Notre Dame du Puy
DCF-045 Lille 59 Notre Dame de la Treille
DCF-046 Limoges 87 Saint Etienne
DCF-047 Luçon 85 Notre Dame
DCF-048 Lyon 69 Primatiale Saint Jean Baptiste
DCF-049 Marseille 13 Sainte Marie Majeure
DCF-050 Meaux 77 Saint Etienne
DCF-051 Mende 48 Notre Dame et Saint Privat
DCF-052 Metz 57 Saint Etienne
DCF-053 Montauban 82 Notre Dame de l'Assomption
DCF-054 Montpellier 34 Saint Pierre Saint Paul
DCF-055 Moulins 03 Notre Dame
DCF-056 Nancy 54 de l'Annonciation de la Vierge
DCF-057 Nanterre 92 Sainte Geneviève et Saint Maurice
DCF-058 Nantes 44 Saint Pierre
DCF-059 Nevers 58 Saint Cyr et Sainte Juliette
DCF-060 Nice 06 Sainte Marie et Sainte Réparate
DCF-061 Nîmes 30 Notre Dame et Saint Castor
DCF-062 Orléans 45 Sainte Croix
DCF-063 Pamiers 09 Saint Antonin
DCF-064 Paris 75 Notre Dame
DCF-065 Paris 75 Saint Vladimir le Grand
DCF-066 Paris 75 Saint Alexandre-Nevsky

DCF-067 Paris 75 Saint Jean Baptiste
DCF-068 Paris 75 Saint Louis des Invalides
DCF-069 Périgueux 24 Saint Front
DCF-070 Perpignan 66 Saint Jean Baptiste
DCF-071 Poitiers 86 Saint Pierre
DCF-072 Pontigny 89 Notre Dame de l'Assomption
DCF-073 Pontoise 95 Saint Maclou
DCF-074 Quimper 29 Saint Corentin
DCF-075 Reims 51 Notre Dame
DCF-076 Rennes 35 Saint Pierre
DCF-077 Rodez 12 Notre Dame
DCF-078 Rouen 76 Notre Dame
DCF-079 Saint Brieuc 22 Saint Etienne
DCF-080 Saint Claude 39 Saint Pierre
DCF-081 Saint Denis 93 Royal Saint Denis
DCF-082 Saint Dié 88 Saint Dié
DCF-083 Saint Etienne 42 Saint Charles Borromé
DCF-084 Saint Flour 15 Saint Pierre et Saint Flour
DCF-085 Sées 61 Notre Dame
DCF-086 Sens 89 Saint Etienne
DCF-087 Soissons 02 Saint Gervais et Saint Protais
DCF-088 Strasbourg 67 Notre Dame
DCF-089 Tarbes 65 Notre Dame de la Sède
DCF-090 Toulouse 31 Saint Etienne
DCF-091 Tours 37 Saint Gratien
DCF-092 Troyes 10 Saint Pierre et Saint Paul
DCF-093 Tulle 19 Notre Dame et Saint Martin
DCF-094 Valence 26 Saint Apollinaire
DCF-095 Vannes 56 Saint Pierre
DCF-096 Verdun 55 Notre Dame
DCF-097 Versailles 78 Saint Louis
DCF-098 Viviers 07 Saint Vincent
DCF-099 TM850N 75 Joker 2013
DCF-100 TM850CS 89 Joker 2014


Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015

Diploma of Coalfields

This award publicizes the cultural heritage of French coal-mining areas and their importance in the industrialization of France, in particular, those located in the region of Nord Pas de Calais by contacting required numbers of stations operating within the prescribed distances from towns, historic monuments associated with coal mining, "dumps" (the piles of mining debris often found at or on mining properties, all made on or after January 1, 2015. Available to amateurs and SWLs alike.

For the Nord Pas de Calais, all references are assigned in the basin of the application dossier for UNESCO and can be found on the website of the URC (see appendices). 

Thus there are to date:
a. 327 339 dumps or references to the annexes. Each reference includes a history, a location or on the town with GPS position.
b. Over 72 Historic Monuments (head frames, castles, pits, cities, churches, monuments, City Hall ...) 39 churches, 179 mining towns of the mining area .

There are separate requirements pertaining to activators, which should be read by those who activate these sites. Refer to the principal web site for detailed references.
Activators will send Reference numbers which will look like this for a Pas de Calais site: BMF62001. Plans to include other countries in Europe and other areas are being developed.
QSL will necessarily include the logo of the URC, the official logo of the mining area (below the logo North Pas de Calais mining basin) and the assigned reference number.

QSL are not mandatory, activators are committed to providing QSL to all who request it. Observations can be sent by email or other electronic means. Paper QSL will include the bar code of the QSL bureau EURAO for processing.

Submission: (For the Hunter): For the hunter award, send the log in ADIF format named DBM _Indicatif.ADI. The ADIF file will be created by your computer traffic log. When entering your contacts, please note the full reference activation contacted on a line that will be exported in the standard field <Comment>. You can check the contents of the ADIF file with a standard text editor.

All files must be sent within a ZIP file. For any difficulty, contact us at secretariat (at) 

Award Requirements for Hunters:
Bronze: 5 references
Silver: 10 references
Gold: 20 references
Excellence: 50 references
Honor: 100 references

References and web links


E-mail: secretariat (at) 

Tks 2/1/15

Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club Award (CERAC)

The CERAC Award is available to all Amateur stations or SWLs having worked/heard and confirm the different prefixes used by the Radio Club TP2CE since the first activity June 26th, 1986. These are: TP0 - TP1 – TP2 – TP3 – TP4 – TP5 – TP6 – TP7 – TP8 – TP9 – TP10 – TP20 – TP40 – TP50 – TP60 – TP2000.  The diploma can be obtained in one of the following modes: MIXED (SSB – CW – RTTY – PSK), SSB, CW, RTTY or PSK.

Award Class

Prefixes Required (using HF and/or VHF or/and UHF or/and satellite communications.)









Send fee of 8€, $US11 or 10 IRCs with a GCR list containing call signs, country, mode, frequency or band, and date, to Diploma-Manager : Francis KREMER – F6FQK, 31 Rue Louis Pasteur, F-67490 DETTWILLER, FRANCE.


Chg 3/2012)

Council of Europe Award

Make one contact with each of the member states of the Council of Europe plus Radio Club TP2CE (or any other TP special call). SWL OK. The award is available with endorsements for: Mixed mode, CW, Phone, RTTY, Monoband, 5-band, 9 band, YL operator, 2/50 MHz or Satellite. Contacts on or after 1 June 1980. 

Countries are: Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belgium Bosnia-Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Macedonia Moldova Monaco Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia-Montenegro Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom. GCR list and fee of $US13 or 10€ to Kremer Francis F6FQK, 31 rue Louis Pasteur, F-67490 Dettwiller, France OR Conseil de L’Europe, Regie des Moyens Audiovisuels, CERAC, Mr. Kremer Francis, F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France


(Chg 3/12)

FRANCE - Department Series: The French Department is an administrative unit similar to a county. Each one, associated with R.E.F. sponsors an award for working its members. The French postal code will help you identify stations in the various departments, the first 2 digits of their postal or "zip code" will indicate the department. Note the L'Ain Diploma listed below; FC1ATX's code is 01000, identifying a location in French Department 01.

DD-01 Diplome du Department de L'Ain

Work 5 Dept 01 stations since 1 January 1976 on HF or 3 on VHF/UHF. SWL OK. GCR list and 5€ or $US7 to: Jean Marc Humbert FC1ATX, 18 rue Guynemer, F-01000 Bourg en Bresse, France.

(Verified 3/12)

DD-02 Diplome du Department Aisne

Contact 5 stations in Dept Aisne on HF, VHF or UHF/SHF. No repeater QSO's. SWL OK, but must note both names and calls. Available only for all CW or all Phone, not Mixed modes. 
Send an e-mail to with a log extract of the stations you have worked for the award.  There is NO cost to the award, and it will be sent to you in the form of a PDF document  which you may print.


(Change 1/19/16/)

DD-03 Allier Department Diploma           Rewrite 10/07

Contact 10 on HF or 5 on VHF/UHF/SHF Dept 03 stations after 1 Jan 2000 using all bands and modes.  GCR list and fee of 10€ to: Pascal Duvivier F8CIL, 10 Plan de Foire, F-03430 Cosne d/Allier, France. 

(Verified 3/12)

DD-04 Diplome des Alpes de Haute Provence

Available for amateurs and SWLs for contacting stations in Department 04. HF multiband = 2 contacts, (No use of repeaters). HF monoband = 2 contacts on one band, VHF/UHF/SHF = 2 contacts, (no use of repeaters), Satellite = 1 contacts. GCR list and fee of 10€ or $US15 to: Rene Fabre F5CPW, Le Chalet Laurance -Quartier Aco de Vial, F-04370 Villars Colmar, France. 


(Chg 8/2009)

DD-05 Upper Alps and Upper Durance Valley Diploma

Three ways to earn this award:

1 - make 8 QSOs, all bands/modes, one per band, same station may be contacted on several bands.
2 - 4 QSOs, all bands/modes, 4 different calls.
3 - 3 QSOs, all bands cw mode, 24 hrs between QSO with same call.

No use of repeaters. GCR list and fee of 8 IRCs, 8€ or $US8 to: Marc Estachy F1IIM, Quartier neuf, La Batie neuve, F-05230 Chorges, France. 

(Chg 04/2008) 

DDFM 10 Award

The DDFM 10 Diploma is sponsored by the R.E.F of Department 10 for confirmed contacts with stations located in the Dept of Aube

Rules :
a. Contact 10 different stations in Department 10 (Aube) using SSB.
b. Contact 3 different stations in Department 10 (Aube) using CW.
c. The "Excellence DDFM 10 Diplom", is awarded for contacting 10 different stations in Department 10 (Aube) using CW.

Send GCR list and fee of 5€ to: Award manager, Denis CHAUME F6HIW, 5 rue Fontaine des Champs, 
Dosches, 10220 PINEY, France.

Tks page of F8AEE 4/21/12 

DD-11 Diploma of the Department of Aude

This diploma was established by REF-11 (Aude) to develop and encourage Amateur Radio traffic with the department.

Requirements: contact or SWL radio amateurs residing in Aude. On HF and VHF, 5 are needed, and on SHF, 2 contacts.
All bands and modes OK. Special endorsements available on request if all contacts are made on HF, VHF, SSTV etc.
The exchange of the RST and QTH is mandatory.
QSOs which use any form of relay are excluded. (Repeater or internet based.)

Send a log extract (no cards needed) for those contacts in the Department with a starting date of January 1, 1983. The award fee is 10E, and should be sent to the club treasurer, Jose F5NTT.


Tks REF Bulletin 2/27/15

DD-12 Department of Aveyron Diploma

Contact stations located in the Department of L'Aveyron:
On HF, contact 5 
VHF contact 4 
UHF contact 3. 

All bands and modes.  SWL OK.  GCR list and fee for French stations of 7.62€, others 10€ or $US10 to: Serge Fabrogues F5FAB, 32 Avenue de Montpellier, F-12000 Rodez, France.

(Chg 1/12)

DD-13 Department of Des Bouches-Du-Rhone

General Requirements: Contacts may be made using HF-VHF-UHF-SHF-ATV (all on one band or mixed bands). Provide a list of QSOs certified by two OM's.  For SWL's, same conditions and provide a copy of the QSL's received from Marseilles stations heard. The award fee for each of the awards is 8E.  Send GCR list and the fee to: Serge Meissonnier F1EGC, 7 Place des Bastidons, les Aubartuges, F-13118 Entressen, France. 

Diploma Of The City Of Marseille

Contacted 10 different stations located in the city of Marseilles. 

Diploma Of Cities/Villages Du Rhone

Contact 10 stations located in ten different cities or villages of the department of Bouches-du-Rhone. 


Rewrite 9/26/14 

DD-14 Diplome du Calvados

Contact stations in Dept 14.


French stations need five QSOs with the department 14.
All Others: 3 QSO with the department 14.


All stations need 3 QSO with department 14.

Send GCR list and fee of 5E to Award Manager: Alain Sosson F8JVI, Les Landes, Buceels 14250, France.


Tks K1BV Research 6/13 

DD-17 Charente-Maritime Dept Dipl.

Available for contacts with Dept 17 stations after 1-1-93. All modes and bands. SWL OK. On HF, 5 contacts, on VHF 5 are needed.  GCR list and fee of 10€ or $US10 to: Patrice Nowak F6JOB, 3 Allee des Tuyas, F-17520 Germignac, France. 


(Verified 3/12)

DD-17    Award of Marennes

  On HF, you need 3 QSOs with Marennes, on VHF 2.  Contacts after 1 January 2001. SWL OK.  All bands and modes. GCR list and fee of 10€ or $US10 to: Patrice Nowak F6JOB, 3 Allee des Tuyas, F-17520 Germignac, France.


(Chg 4/2008)

DD-17 Diplome CW17

Contact stations in Dept 17 on CW after 1 January 2004.  The list of valid stations is shown on their website. Contact 5 members of the REF Union 17 and/or members of the l'UFT on HF or VHF in a QSO which lasts at least 15 minutes.  For DX stations including the DOM TOM, 3 contacts.  SWL stations need 3 QSLs on HF or VHF.  Send list and fee of 10€ or $US10 to: Patrice Nowak F6JOB, 3 Allee des Tuyas, F-17520 Germignac, France.


(Chg 4/2008)

DD-18 Diplome du Department Cher

Contact 5 stations in Dept 18. GCR list and fee of 10€ or 6 IRCs to Awards Manager, Ghislain Bailly F1RSA, 13 Avenue Salvator Allende, F-18000 Bourges, France.

(Chg 4/2007)

DD-19 Diplome Department Correze

Contact stations in Dept 19 after 1 January 1972. For HF, Europeans need 4, all others 2. . For VHF, 3 QSO's. SWL OK. GCR list and fee of 5€ or $US5 to: Jacques Maurin F6BZJ, 12 Rue Theophilo Gauthier, F-19360 Malemort Sur Correze, France.

(Chg 3/2012)

DD-21 Cote D’or Department Diploma

Contact 5 stations located in dept 21. SWL OK. Endorsement for band or mode upon request. GCR list and fee of 8€ or 8 IRCs to: Alain Minard F5LIW, 20 Impasse Racine, F-19360 Malemort Sur Correze, France.  


(Chg 3/12) 

DD-22 Diplôme de la Bretagne

Contact stations located in the Department of Bretagne.

A. Stations in departments 22, 29, 35, 44, 56 need 5 QSOs. All bands and modes, no use of repeaters.
B. Stations in countries of the European Union need 3 QSOs. All bands and all modes allowed
C. All Other countries need 2 QSOs in department Breton. All bands and all modes allowed

Send log extract and fee of 7€ or $US10 to award custodian Claude Le Coaster F6IAP, La Pommerais, No. 22, F-22490 PLOUER Sur Rance, France.


Tks K1BV Research 3/7/15

DD-24 Diplome du Perigord

Contact stations in Dept. 24.  F stations need 5 QSO's, EU 3 and DX 2.  GCR list and fee of 10€ to Michel Pierrot F5MMF, Lagorse, 24620 Marquay, France.


(Chg 6/17/13)  

DD-26 Diplome du Department de la Drome

Contact 10 different stations in Dept. 26. SWL OK. All modes and bands, but no repeaters. Endorsements for HF, VHF, UHF, CW, SSB or RTTY. GCR list and fee of, 10€ or 8 IRCs to: Evelyne Terrail F5RPB, Quartier Saint Jean, F-26340 Saillans, France. 

(Verified 2/2012)

DD-28 DPL of Eure Et Loir

Contact 6 stations in Dept 28. SWL OK. All bands and modes. GCR list and fee of 8€ or $US10 to Radio Club F6KHI, Centre Socio Educatif Mainvilliers, 137 Avenue de la Resistance, F-28300 Mainvilliers, France. 

(Verified 2/12)

DD-30 Diplome De La Ville De Nimes

HF: contact 5 stations from the Gard (Dept 30) using only CW mode.  2 must be from the city of Nimes.  
SSB: contact 10 stations using SSB, with at least 4 from Nimes.

VHF: contact 10 stations from Gard with at least 4 from Nimes.  Stations may be portable, but not mobile or using repeaters.

GCR list and fee of 6€ to URAG, F6KQK, Stade des Costieres Aile sud-est,  avenue de Bouvines, F-30000 Nimes, France.


DD-31 Diploma du Haute-Garonne

Contact 5 different Dept 31 stations after 1 January 1991 on any band or mode. No cross-band contacts allowed. No use of repeaters. GCR list and fee of 10€ or 10 IRCs to: Michel Valette F5GNY, 1 Rue Des Mimosas, F-31850 Beaupuy, France.

(Chg 2/2010)


This diploma is established by radio amateurs Gers (32) , sponsored by the ARAG: Amateur Radio Association of Biscay whose purpose is to encourage contacts with this department.

The award is available to all licensed amateurs. SWL OK.

Requirements: All contacts valid regardless of band or mode.

Stations from:

Number of HF


Number of VHF/UHF QSOs

Number of SHF QSOs





Other Europeans




Rest of the world




No use of relay or repeater QSOs.
Exchange QTH, RST and QRA locator are mandatory for a valid QSO.
Contacts with portable or mobile stations operating within the department are valid.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send requests to Diploma manager with a copy of the logbook countersigned by a licensed OM (to the address on the Radio Club website F5KHP)
SWLs should send a copy of QSLs received from the amateur station. .
Award fee is € 10 payable to the ARAG to receive the printed diploma or € 5 to receive the award as a graphics file to print it yourself..

Award Manager: RUI THIERRY F1IXI, 91 Chemin du Barrail, 32000 AUCH, France.

(Note, website a bit confusing, though you should be able to use e-mail addresses OK.)


Tks PA3CUZ 1/17/15

DD-32 Trophee D'Artagnan

Contact 3 stations in Dept 32 after 1 March 1980. No band or mode limitations. For the monoband award you must work 3 stations on the same band.  No use of repeaters.  GCR list and fee of 10 Euros to: Mathieu Celadin F4BPJ, 100 Chemin des Palanques, F-82170 Bessens, France.  


(Chg 2/2012)

DD-34 Diplome Du Departement De L'Herault

Contact or hear 5 stations in Dept 34 after 1 Jan 1995. All bands or modes. GCR list and fee of  10€ to: Louis Pages F6HZS, 35 Place de l’Ancienne Comedie, F-34500 Beziers, France.


(Chg 2/12)

DD-35 Diplome du Dept D'ille-et-Villaine

Contact 5 different stations in Department 35.  No time, band or mode restrictions.  SWL OK.  No repeater QSOs. GCR list and fee of 10€  to: M. Joel Laleouse F8BNV, 15 Rue de Rennes, Lz Chatellier, F-35470 Plechatel, France.


(Verified 3/12)

DD-36 The Indre Department Award

Contact stations in the Indre Department 36 (County) in France. Basic award is for 5 points on all bands and modes. The Excellence endorsement is available 5 points on HF or VHF or UHF in all modes and the diplome Honneur available if these 5 are are one band and mode. 

Each contact with an OM = 1 point and each YL station = 2 points. No use of repeaters.  SWL OK.  Contacts after 1 Jan 1976. GCR list and fee of 4€ or 5 IRCs to: Roger Rotureau F8CSL, 20 rue des Vignes, F-18370 Chateaumeillant, France. 


(Chg 1/2010)

DD-39 Diplome Louis Pasteur

Work 3 stations in Dept 39, after 1 Jan 1995, all bands and modes except no use of repeater contacts.  SWL OK. GCR list and fee of 8€ or 12 IRCs to: REF 39, 16 rue des Rochettes, F-39000 Lons-Le-Sauiner, France.

(Verified 3/12)

DD-40 Diplome Landes

Contact 5 stations in Dept 40. All bands and modes. SWL OK. No repeater QSO's allowed. GCR list and fee of 10€ to: Pierre Lembeye F1UCL, 22 Ter Avenue Joseph Ponsolle, F-40220 Tarnos, France. 

Internet: http://ed40.ref-union.,org/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=61 

Chg 6/2012 

DD-44 Nantes City Award

Contact stations in the department of Loire-Atlantique using any band or mode. On HF or VHF, 5 contacts are needed. One QSO on 432 MHz or higher. SWL’s need 5. Mobile contacts allowed if the actual transmitting location is stated. GCR list (SWLs must send cards) and fee of 6.10€ or 8 IRCs to ARALA, Radio Club F8TD, 33 Bld de Chauviniere, F-44300 Nantes, France. 

(Chg 7/02)

DD-45 Loiret Department Diploma

Contact 5 stations on HF or VHF in Dept 45. SWL OK. GCR list and fee of 8€ or 20 IRCs or $US10  to: F6ILO - Didier ORHON,   27 rue du  Fiacre,   49000 ECOUFLANT,    FRANCE.

(Chg 12/12)

DD-47    Diplome Du Lot Et Garonne

Contact 10 stations in Dept 47 on or after 1 Jan 1998. SWL OK. All ands and modes. GCR list and fee of 10€ or $US10 to Andre Dupouy F5GFA, 2 Rue Frederic Mistral, F-47400 Tonneins, France. 

(Chg 11/02)

DD-49 Diplome du Department du Maine et Loire

Available in 3 classes: HF, VHF and UHF/SHF. Each class requires 5 contacts with stations in Dept 49. SWL OK. No use of repeaters. GCR list only, do not send cards. Fee is 8€ or $US10. Apply to: Didier Orhow F6ILO, 27 Rue de Fiacre, F-49000 Ecouflant, France.

(Chg 11/02)

DD-50 Diplome du Department De La Manche

Contact stations in Department 50. 


Stations in Dept 50 need  5.  
All others need 3.

Everyone needs 3.

 SWL OK. GCR list and fee of 8€ or 6 IRC’s to: Denis Villemin F5RJM, 4 Le Flaquet, F50470 Tollevast, France. 


(Verified 6/2013)

DD-53 Diplome de la Mayenne

Contact stations in Dept 53 after 1 January 1978.

Complete one of the following set of requirements:
a. 5 stations from Dept 53 using all modes or,
b. 5 activations of activating Castles DFCF 53xxx or validate 5 such castles or,
c. 5 stations using VHF in the department using SSB or CW or,
d. 3 stations using UHF or SHF in the department using SSB or CW or,
e. 1 QSO bia satellite with a station in Dept 53.

 No use of relays is permitted.  Send list of QSOs and fee of 10E and apply to: ARAN53, 4 Boulevard Frederic Chaplet, F-53000 Laval, France.   


Chg 3/2013)

DD-56 Diplome du Morbihan        

Contact 5 stations in Dept 56, all bands or modes, or 3 stations on one band. For VHF, 3 qso's needed. SWL OK. GCR list and fee of 8€, $US10  or 20 IRCs to: Jean-Francois Breton F6DZD, Trezeleguen, F-56520 Guidel, France. 

Internet: :

(Chg 1/2010) 

DD-57 Diplome du Department de la Moselle

Contact stations in Dept 57 after 1 January 1973. SWL OK. No band or mode restrictions. On HF, French applicants need 8 QSO's and at least 3 of the stations must be from the following cities: BOULAY, FORBACH, METZ, SAINT.-AVOLD, SARREBOURG, SARREGUEMINES, THIONVILLE, COURCELLES-CHAUSSY. All others need 5 QSO's. On VHF/UHF, French applicants need 5, all others 3. Available single or mixed bands, and cw, phone or mixed mode. SWL's must send the cards and a SAE. Others send GCR list and 3.80€ or 10 IRCs to: Denis Woeller F1PHB, 29 Allee des Marronniers, F-57530 Laquenexy, France

(Chg 4/2008)

DD-58 Diplome Du Departement de la Nievre

Contact stations located in Department 58. SWL OK. On HF, 3 QSOs are needed, on VHF/UHF/SHF, 2 stations.  
Send log extract and fee of 8€ or 8 IRC to: Award Manager: Cathy Loubignac (F1HWL), 16, rue des Acacias, F-58150 - Marzy, France.


Tks K1BV Research 3/7/15

DD-59 Diplome Flandre 59        

The DD59 is awarded to any or amateur or SWL for contacts made with residents of the Northern Department (59).

Stations contacted or heard can be / M or / P, all bands, all modes, digital modes included. No QSOs via repeater. Contacts via satellites are valid. Each QSO must be to a different station regardless of the mode and the band. The starting date is 1 January 1950.

The diploma is divided into 6 classes according to eligibility criteria include:
Basic diploma: 5 different stations contacted.
Diploma a star 10 different stations contacted.
High two stars: 15 different stations contacted.
High three stars: 20 different stations contacted.
High Excellence: 25 different stations contacted.
Jubilee High 50, 100, 150 ...: 50, 100, 150 ... different stations contacted.

Send GCR list, cards not needed. Contacts with special temporary callsigns, such as TM must indicate the call sign of the operator or the QSL manager. The QTH of the station must be specified on the QSL. Endorsements available for special achievement such as band or mode.  The fee to accompany an application are 5€, 12 IRC or $US6. There is no endorsement for different classes, each application is the subject of a new diploma. Apply to: Jean-Louis VERHULST (F1SIU), 11 Le Plein, ruelle Willot, F-59 440 Saint Hilaire sur Helpe, France.


(Change 2/5/14) 

DD60 Diplome du Department de L'Oise

Contact stations from the Dept Picardie. SWL OK. Stations from the Dept Picadie need 10 different stations, other French stations 6 and all others need 4. All bands and modes except packet radio and echo link. GCR list and fee of € 10 or US$ 10 to Georges Colus, F1HPW, 9 rue du Poulina, F-60270 Gouvieux, France.

E-mail :

(Chg 5/2012)

DD-61 Diplome du Department. de L'Orne

Contact stations in Dept 61. SWL OK. No time or mode limitations. On HF, make 3 QSO's on any mode. On VHF, 4 QSO's at a distance of at least 500 Km or 1 QSO with a distance of more than 500km. On UHF, 2 QSO's at a distance of at least 500 Km or one with a distance of more than 500 Km,  SHF or ATV = 1 QSO. The award pictures a beautiful French castle. GCR list and fee of 8€ or 15 IRCs to: Alain Chauvin F5JLS, Le Perron Ouest, F-61300 St. Symphorien Des Bruyeres, France.

(Chg 8/02)

DD-62 Diplome Artois

Contact stations in Department 62 since 12 May 1963. SWL OK. Class A is issued for all bands (Golden Star) or VHF/UHF (Silver Star); Europeans need 12 and DX 6. Class B is the Basic Award; Europeans need 8 and DX 4. GCR list accepted:  

Class A: EU 8€ and others send 10€ or $US10.  
Class B: EU stations 6€ or 6 IRCs, all others 10€ or $US10. Apply to: Georges Deneckere F5JLQ, 103 Rue Bossuet, F-62100 Calais, France. 

(Chg 6/2012)

DD-63 Diplome du Puy-de-Dome

Contact stations in Dept 63. On HF, Dept 63 stations need 20, all others 10. On VHF or SHF Dept 63 stations need 10, all others 5. Satellite - 5 contacts. GCR list and fee of 7.62€, 10 IRC or $US10 to: Jean Nezblanc F6CHK, REF 63, BP 248, F-63007 Clermont Ferrand, France. 


(Chg 11/02)

DD-66 Diplome    (Eastern Pyrenees)

Contact stations located in France Department 66 on or after 1 January 1990.  

Multiband Requirements:
a. 5 different Dept 66 stations using all bands and modes.
b. SWLs need to have heard at least 5 Dept 66 stations. 

Single band Requirements:
a. 3 different Dept 66 stations.
b. SWLs need to have heard at least 3 Dept 66 stations.

All bands and modes, except that contacts via relay, transponders, Echolink or similar devices are excluded. 
Send log extract and fee of 10€ or 10 IRC to Radio Club of Perpignan F6KBR, 52 rue du Marechal Foch, F-66000 Perpignan, France.


Tks K1BV Research 10/11
Verified 4/21/13 

DD-68 Diplome Le-Haut Rhinois

Contact stations in Dept 68 on or after 1 Jan 1990 SWL OK. On HF, Europeans need 8 points, others need 5. Each dept 68 station = 1 point, any club in Dept 68 = 2 and each station or club station in dept 68/P = 3 points. . One club station is required.

On VHF (higher than 30MHz), earn 16 points. The point schedule above applies, but multiply values by 2. GCR list and fee of 8€, $US10 or 8 IRC to: Raymond SCHMIDT, 9, Ch. du Blingen
F-68520 BURNHAUPT/BAS, France.


(Chg 5/2012)

DD-70 Diplome de la Haute Saone

Contact or hear 3 stations in Department 70. SWL OK. All bands and modes OK. GCR list and fee of 4.57€ to Joel Belleney, 3 Rue du docteur Prieur, F-70100, Grayf, France. 

(Verified 3/2012)

DD-72 Diplome de la Sarthe

Contact 5 Dept 72 stations. All bands and modes OK. GCR list and fee of 10€, US$10 or 10 IRCs to A.R.A.S. REF 72, PO Box 22088, F-72002 LeMans Cedex-1, France. 

Internet: or 

(Verified  03/12)

DD-72 Diplome Des 24 Heure Du Mans

Contact one of the special stations F3YE, F3XC, F8GE, F6KFI, TV6ACO or TM6ACO during the 24 hours of LeMans (one weekend every June), during 3 different years.  GCR list and fee of 10€, $US10 or 10 IRCs to: Association des radioamateurs de la Sarthe, 7 Rue Jules Ferry, F-72000 Le Mans, France.


(Chg 4/2007)

DD-73 Diplome Savoie

Work 5 different stations in Dept 73. SWL OK. All bands and modes. No use of repeaters. GCR list and fee of 5€. Apply to: Pierre Genoulaz F5NGB, F-73800 Coise, France.

(Verified 3/12)