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(Updated 10/2/2016)



Many German awards require the working of DOK's. The DOK is the letter and number combination used by the DARC to identify regional radio clubs. The first letter is the district, and the next two numbers identify the respective club in the district. For example, DK4SY uses DOK P05. P is the District of Wuertemberg and 05 identifies the Radio Club of Heilbronn. DOK P40 is another radio club in the same town. German stations are excellent at including this identifier on their QSLs, since a very important use is that of a QSL distribution system, whereby cards are sent to the respective clubs monthly.

A complete list of DOK's may be found at: 
Other lists you may wish to use include::   or

(Chg 8/10)

SPECIAL NOTE 2                 This note was removed on 4/2/12.  I see from the Universal Postal Union WWW page that all member countries may sell IRCs, but are not required to do so.  Germany has been a member of UPU since 1874.  If you live in Germany, your individual Post Office  may or may not offer IRC's.  If they don't have them, you may have to get your IRCs from a DX QSL. 
Ted K1BV 

Tks OE-0140)(00)

 --- DARC Series ---

General Requirements: Available to all amateurs and SWL's. All contacts must have been made from the same country. Cards or other written confirmations must be in possession by the applicant. Awards of any class may be endorsed as "YL Award, "via satellite" or "QRP" if the applicant can submit the necessary credentials. A GCR list (signed by 2 witnesses) must be submitted. Contacts confirmed by the DCL (DARC Contest Logbook) will be accepted and need no further proof. Mixed applications of DCL lists completed with GCR confirmed QSL cards may be submitted as well. The award manager reserves the right to request to view any/ all cards.  If the applicant does not use a GCR list for submission, all QSL cards have to be enclosed with the application for verification by the awards manager himself.  Sufficient return postage for the cards have to be enclosed with the application.  All applications should be sent to the particular award manager as listed. 

The service charge for any one of the awards is 5€ for each application, 5E for one badge and 25E for any one of the plaques and the trophy.   US dollars and IRCs will be accepted at 0.75E ($US = .75E, 1 IRC = 0.75E)  Stickers are freebut a SASE is needed when applied for after the award.  For WAE-Trophy-Stickers the service charges is 5E.  

Yjou may order the rules of all official DARC awards by sending a self addressed label and sufficient return postage (3 new IRC per rule to: Friedrich zur Hellen DL4BBH, Hackfeld 13, D-27243 Winkelsett, Germany.  Address questions via e-mail to: .   Internet users can download all the forms from the homepage of the DARC Committee for DX and HF-Contesting. 
(Chg 1/13)

Apply to awards as follows:
1. Europa Diplom: Franz Berndt DL9GFB, Heinrich-Heine-Str. 1, D-18209 Bad Doberan, Germany. (OK 2/13)
2. EU-DX-D: Dietmar Kasper DL3DXX, Birkenweg 3, Pirna-Jessen D-01796, Germany.  (OK 2/13) 
3. WAE I, II + III: Wolfgang Boehmer DF8AA, Am Wasserwerk 4, D-01796, Germany (Revised 1/13 )

European Country List:  

1A0 DL (eff 9-17-73) GD HV LZ PA TA1 Z6 17/02/08
3A E7 (eff 10/15/91) GI I OE R1F/FJL Isl. TF ZA
4O (eff 6-28-06) EA GJ IS OH S5 (eff 1-15-92) TK ZB
4U1V EI GM -Shetland Isl. JW/Bear Isl  OJ0 SP UA2  
9A (eff 6-26-91) ER GU JW/ Svalbard OK (eff 1-1-93) SV UR  
9H ES GW JX OM (eff 1-1-93) SV/A YL  
CU G HB0 LY OZ T7 Z3 (eff 4-8-93)  

(Chg 5/13)

Deleted Countries:  

9S4 Saar From 081147 to 31.12.56
Il Trieste to 31.03.57
UN Karelo-Finnish Rep. to 30.06.60
DL Germany to 16.09.73
Y2 G.D.R. From 17.09.73 to 02.10.90
UA1N Karelia From 01.07.60 to 31.12.91
OK CSSR to 31.12.92 
R1MV Malyj Vysotskij Island 17.02.12
(CHG 13)
YU8 (see Z6 Kosova)


(Chg 1/13)

Worked All Europe

Contact European countries on different bands. The award will be issued in all modes.  Mixed mode = OK.  Each European country counts one point on each band. For stations outside of Europe, contacts on 80m and 160m count two points. A maximum of 5 bands per country may be used.

WAE III - at least 40 countries and 100 points.
WAE II - at least 50 countries and 150 points.
WAE I - at least 60 countries and 200 points. 

Holders of WAE I get a special WAE badge.


Work all countries listed on the WAE country list at the time of the application.  (Currently (2013) this figure is 73 countries. Deleted countries may not be counted.  To apply for the WAE Trophy, confirmation of contacts with every country on the WAE country list is required on any five bands. All amateur radio bands are allowed.  Stickers will be issued for the confirmation of contacts with each country on six or more bands.  Candidates for this trophy may participate in a Top List (list of missing countries) which may be accessed at the homepage of the DARC Committee for DX and HF-Contesting. 

(Chg 5/2013)


This WAE Award will be issued in accordance with the original rules.  The WAE Classic is a single mode award issued in 2-way CW or 2-way Phone in the WAE Classes I, II or III.  Only contacts on 1.8Mhz, 3.5 Mhz, 7Mhz, 14Mhz, 21Mhz and 28Mhz will be counted.  Four bands may be counted for each country with an extra point issued for contacts with the same station on five bands. 


Work at least 70 countries and earn 300 points. Deleted countries may not be counted for the plaque.


This award may be earned annually. It is issued in the following classes: CW, SSB and Mixed modes. A minimum of 50 points per year is required for the EU-DX-D basic award or any annual sticker. 20 points must be obtained by contacts with European countries and 30 points by contacts with countries outside Europe. All bands may be used. Each country counts one point, on 80m and 160m, 2 points. Stickers are available for each additional block of 4 European and 6 non-European points within the same calendar year.

For example:

20 EU points in 2004 + 30 DX same year = 50 pts for 2004.
28 EU points in 2003 + 42 DX same year = 70 pts for 2003.
32 EU points in 2002 + 48 DX same year = 80 pts for 2002.

Total 200 points, i.e., four stickers.

Each year's score may be added to obtain the EU-DX-D 500 badge and the EU-DX-D Trophy. There is no limit as to the number of years you accumulate.

Special stickers are available per year and mode for each of the following bands: 10, 18 and 24 MHz.

EU-DX-1000 Trophy (Plaque)

Awarded for earning a total of 1000 points, regardless of how many years are involved. 
(Chg 9/2007)

Europa Diploma

Awarded for working/hearing amateurs in different European countries. Applicants must prove a total score of at least 100 points. Annual score: each confirmed European country counts one point per year on each amateur band (including 10/18/24 Mhz and VHF). All bands and modes. Total score equals sum of the annual score for the year of application and the 5 preceding years.

Europa Diplom-300 Plaque

European diploma owners can receive this plaque on the same conditions as listed for the European diploma, if they earn 300 points.  But contrary to the the European diploma, each country per band may be used only one time. 
Examples: 50 countries on 6 bands = 300 points, or 10 countries on 9 bands plus 20 countries on 6 bands plus 15 countries on 5 bands plus 5 countries on 4 bands = 300 points. 

(Rewritten 9/2007)


Issued in 3 classes for 2-way facsimile contacts with different European countries + and their prefixes:

EU-FAX-D-3 QSLs or FAX prints from 5 Eu countries and 10 prefix points.

EU-FAX-D-2 20 prefix points in 10 countries.

EU-FAX-D-1 40 prefix points in 20 countries.

European countries are determined by the WAE list (see elsewhere). Each official EU prefix counts for one prefix point per band. All bands may be used. QSLs must confirm 2-way FAX and contacts must be after 1 Jan 1980. GCR list by radio club and fee of $US7 or 5€ to: DARC FAX Mgr., Martin Henz DL5NAH, Rochenweg 1, D-70378 Stuttgart, Germany.


Contacts during the DARC-European-FAX-Contest may be used for EU-FAX-D endorsements, provided the log of the requested station has also been received.  Claims should not be made before the publication of the annual contest results.  Requests must be stated within one year after the respective contest.  

(Chg 8/2007)


DL-YL Award

Work German YL's to earn points for the award. SWL OK. 

For DL stations, each DL YL = 1 point, EU = 2 points and for DX = 4 points. 

DL-YL diplom for 50, 100, 200, 300 and 400 points. 
DL-YL 500 with button in Silver requires 500 points.
DL-YL diplom for 600, 700, 800 and 900 points.
DL-YL 1000 with button in Gold requires 1000 points.

DX YL's operating in Germany count equally, just the same as DL YL's working from any club station if the card is signed with the first name and their home call. All bands and modes. Send cards and fee of 10€ and for the precious metal button 13€ .  Apply to: DARC - Amateurfunkzentrum, DL-YL Award, Lindenallee 4, D-34225 Baunatal, Germany.


(Chg 11/2008)


Work different German YL's since 8 August 1988; YL's from other countries operating in Germany count as well.  Germans need 88 at 1 point each, other Europeans 44 at 2 points each, and the rest of the world need 22 at 4 points each.  Send QSLs or photocopies of both sides of the received QSL, plus a list and fee of 5€ or $US6 to: DARC - Amateurfunkzentrum, DL-YL Award, Lindenallee 4, D-34225, Baunatal 1, Germany. 


  DARC-DL-YL-Diplom Classic

Sponsored by the DARC for contacting German YL's after 1 January 2000. SWL OK. DL-YL Classic means, that only QSL from DL-YL's or DL-YL SWL count for this diploma. YL's from other countries operating in DL count as well. YL's operating on any clubstation are not valid.

Point Values:    For DL stations, each DL YL = 1 point, EU = 2 points and for DX = 4 points.

Classes: DL-YL 100 Classic, DL-YL 200 Classic, DL-YL 300 Classic, DL-YL 400 Classic, DL-YL 500 Classic with metal button, DL-YL 600 Classic, DL-YL 700 Classic, DL-YL 800 Classic, DL-YL 900 Classic, DL-YL 1000 Classic with metal button. SWL's  need only a confirmed heard report of a DL-YL station.  All bands and modes except packet radio. GCR list and fee of € 10 or US$13 for the metal button  to: Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club e. V, DL-YL-Diplom Classic, Lindenallee 4, D-34225 Baunatal, Germany.

Chg 9/2007 

EU28A Diploma

The EU28A Diploma is issued for confirmed contacts with all Member States of the European Union. An additional contact with the station of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg / France (prefix TP) is also necessary. 
The diploma can be earned in band and mode combinations. (Ex. Connections to all Member States on one band, two bands, 3 bands, etc. as permitted by the modes appropriate to each band.

Member States with Country Prefix:
Austria (OE), Belgium (ON), Bulgaria (LZ), Croatia (9A), Cyprus (5B), Czech Republic (OK), Denmark (OZ), Estonia (ES), Finland (OH), France (F) , Germany (DL), Greece (SV), Hungary (HA), Ireland (EI), Italy (I), Latvia (YL), Lithuania (LY), Luxembourg (LX), Malta (9H), Netherlands (PA) , Poland (SP), Portugal (CT), Romania (YO), Slovakia (OM), Slovenia (S5), Spain (EA), Sweden (SM), United Kingdom (G)

To qualify for the award applicants must submit a GCR list. Contacts confirmed by the DCL (DARC Community Logbook, DARC's equivalent to ARRL's LOTW) will be accepted as well and need no further proof. Mixed applications combining DCL lists together with your GCR confirmed QSL cards may be submitted as well. The awards manager reserves the right to request the submission of some or all of the QSL cards for verification.

The award charge for the award is EURO 7 for each application (this is for the paper version including shipping).   The award charge for each downloaded PDF image file is EURO 3.
The manager, and his mailing address is: Martin Köhler, DL1DCT, Wideystr. 1 b, D-59174 Kamen – Heeren, Germany.


Tks Research K1BV 9/23/14

A-08 Plaque

Contact stations in DARC Lahr DOK A-08 after 1 January 1971. SWL OK. This award is a colored anodized 8" diameter Aluminum plaque. German District A stations need 10, other DL and Europe 4 and DX 2. Each A-08 station = 1 point and the club station DL0LS = 2 points. GCR list and fee of 15€ for Germans, 18€ or $US20 for all others.  to: Uwe Rast DG1GRU, Am Schulgarten 1, D-77948 Friesenheim/Baden, Germany.

(Chg 6/2004)

Alener Spion-Diplom

The German Amateur Radio Club eV local chapter Aalen, DOK P22, offers a diploma to all licensed radio amateurs and SWL's for contacts after 1 January 1991.

DL stations need 22 points:
a.The club station DL0AQ of OV Aalen is a required contact and counts three points.
b. An additional OV Aalen member, with a DOK P22, and each contact is worth two points.
c. All other stations from the DARC district Württemberg (DOK P) and from VFDB local sections in Württemberg (DOK Z17,18,46,48,58,66,68) count aas one point and club stations from these local chapters are worth two points.

EU stations need 18 points:
a. they must make two contacts with OV Aalen stations. Otherwise, the points values applies as above for DL stations.

DX stations need 10 points:
a. work at least one station of the OV-Aalen. Otherwise, the points classification is the same as for DL stations.

Each call sign must appear only once in the award application. Contacts on bands above 28 MHz also add a point. The diploma can be worked mixed on one or more bands in different modes.

Send an award application in the form of a GCR list, a confirmed line-up of QSL cards, and with a fee of 5 Euros to the award manager: Raimund Aust, DL4SAV. Hirscheckstraße 41, 89551 Königsbronn-Zang, GERMANY.


Tks K1BV Research 11/2014

Worked ADDX Member

The Association of German Speaking DX'ers (ADDX) issues this award in 3 different classes for contacting members after 1 January 1977. SWL OK. Class 1 = HF only, Class 2 = VHF only, Class 3 = Mixed Bands. DL's need 10 points, other EU 8, all others 5. Each QSO with ADDX member = 1 point. 10 meter, above 146 MHz, club station DF0AD and award manager are each worth 2 points. All bands and modes. GCR list and fee of 4€ or 4 IRCs to: Uwe Bräutigam, c/o ADDX e.V., Scharsbergweg 14, D-41189 Mönchengladbach, Germany. .

E-mail: : 

(Chg 9/2007)


Sponsored by the DARC-Ortsverband Goch (DOK L-06) to honor the true ham spirit in helping fellow amateurs to build and install antennas.  Provide the name, call and address of three amateurs who will verify that you have assisted them in installing their antennas.    Fee is 6.50€.  Apply to: Kirsten Voss, Lortzingstr. 44, D-47623 Kevelaer, Germany.   


(Chg 4/2010)

AFM (Amateur Radio Museums) Award

Contact Museum clubs (look for suffix AFM) or club members after 21 November 1981. SWL OK. DL's need 15 points, other EU = 10, all others 5. Museum club stations are worth 5 points, and may be only worked once. Each QSO with a member of an AFM club = 1 point on each band. Other DARC club stations which are members of the AFM club = 3. GCR list and fee of 10€ to: Award Manager, Jurgen Hube DL6HCJ, Moortalsheide 30, D-21406 Melbeck, Germany.

List of members and club stations available from DL6HCJ for SASE/IRC or from their site at: 

(Chg 8/2011) 

DARC AFZ Diploma

Contact DA0RC, DB0AFZ, DF0AFZ, DL0DL or DB0HQ and then an additional 30 German stations on at least two different bands with different prefixes. (DL1, DL2-DL9, DJ0-DJ9, DK0-DK9, all DA's DBs, DCs, DDs, DFs, DGs, DHs, DMs, DNs DOs, DPs,  DQs and DRs) after 1 Jan 1971. SWL OK.  No band or mode limitations. GCR list and fee of 10€  or $US10  to: DARC AFZ Diploma, Lindenallee 4, D-34225 Baunatal, Germany. 

(Chg 9/2007)

AGCW-DL Series ---

General Requirements: This group was founded to promote cw activities on amateur radio bands. Contacts after 1 January 1971, the date of their founding. For CW-QRP-100 after 1 January 1981.  SWL OK. GCR is accepted. Write if interested in joining the organization. Fee for QRP-CW-100 is 3€ or $US5, for the W-AGCW-M fee is 7.70€ or $US10, AGCW Trophy 15€ or $US17 and for all the other awards 5€ or $US7.  
Apply to: Lutz Schröer, DL3BZZ, Am Niederfeld 6, D-35066 Frankenberg, Germany.

Membership list 

Germany payments: Konto-Nr. 101 513 3950 Hamburger Sparkasse, BLZ 200 505 50, Kontoinhaber: AGCW-DL e.V., IBAN: DE64 2005 0550 1015 50, BIC: HASPDEHHXXX. 

(CHG 2/5/2014)

CW 2000, CW 1000, and CW 500

2000/1000/500 CW QSOs in one  calendar year are required.  All HF QSOs are valid, including contest QSOs and ZAP QSOs.  AGCW Members may submit a written declaration about the total number of QSOs made between January 1 and December 31., non-members must send in a list of the total number of QSOs for each of the 12 months and this list must be certified in writing by two licensed amateurs. 

(Chg 4/2010)

QRP CW 500, QRP CW 250 and QRP CW 100

This award is for QRP CW traffic on the HF bands: 500, 250 or 100 cw QSOs per year are required.  Rules as above but with an additional declaration that the applicant has used a QRP transmitter (output maximum 5w or DC input max 10w.

(Rewritten 10/02)

VHF CW 250 and VHF CW 125

As above, but for CW contacts on VHF bands (144 Mhz or above) only. A total of 250/125 cw qso's in a calendar year are required. Any legal power input. (88)


Contact AGCW members. At least 100 points are needed for this award. Stickers are also available for 200 points (Bronze), 300 points (Silver) or 500 points (Gold). QSOs with DL members = 1 point each, EU members = 2, DX  members = 3 and  with YL/XYLs = 3 points. A QSL ZAP QSO = 5 points.   VHF/UHF contacts count double. A station may only be worked once. Apply with standard GCR list and send the ZAP QSLs, they will be returned. 

(Chg 10/02) 

AGCW-DL Trophy

Any licensed amateur or SWL may apply with proof of eligibility. This requires a list showing at least 6 cw awards and participation in at least 3 different cw contests (must place among first 10 in each). At least one award and one contest must be AGCW. All awards and contests must be after 1 Jan 1971. Fee is 15€ or $US17. For this special plate, applications must be addressed to: Ralf Kaucher DK9PS, Kremel 41, D-55758 Hettenrodt, Germany.

(Chg 9/2007)

AGCW Long Term Award

This award is an add-on to the calendar year awards.  Basic calendar awards CW-500/UKW-CW-125/QRP-CW-250 must be obtained for every single year since the creation of the long term award in 1988.  (QRP-CW-100 is not considered to be "basic" in this context).  All applicants of a basic award can ask for an additional record card (or the record card is asked for at a later date via SASE).  For each year a maximum of 2 stickers can be applied for (i.e., a basic award like UKW-CW-125 plus the UKW-CW-250 sticker).  The record card is finished with a maximum of 9 stickers for the same award.  Send this card to the "service manager" and obtain a "CERTIFICAT LANGZEIT-WETTBEWERB" (format A4 color print) free of charge.  Sticker for Long Term Award: SASE or $US2 each. 

(Chg 10/02) 

AGCW 2000

This award is issued in celebration of the millenium.  SWL OK.  Earn 2000 points on CW after 1 January 2000.  Each AGCW member = 20 points and the AGCW clubstations DF0ACW, DF0AGC, DK0AG, DL0CWW and DL0DA = 50 points.  

(Chg 9/2007) 

Arabian Award

Issued by the German Club "Deutsch Arabische Freundenkreis" and may be earned by amateurs and SWL's. The purpose is to develop the friendship between West and East. At least 100 points must be collected after 24 June 1994. Each QSO with an Arab country is worth 5 points. From each Arab country, a maximum of 4 QSO's may be made. 

Clubstation DL0DAF and a packet QSO with arabian letters = 10 points, 
DAFK members count for 5 points.  At least 25 points should be earned by working arab countries. All bands and modes, including packet may be used. For German applicants, DL0DAF is mandatory. GCR list and fee of 6€ or $US8  to: Elia Baz DL1SEB, Justinger Weg 1, D-72535 Heroldstatt, Germany.  


(Chg 11/2008)

The following countries are considered Arab countries: A4 A6 A7 A9 CN E3 E4 FH HZ/7Z J2 JY OD5 ST ST0 SU T5 YI YK 3V8  5A 5T 6O 7O/4W 9K2.7X/7Y

Archenhold Diploma

The DARC OV Berlin-Treptow (D25), on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the death of Friedrich Simon Archenhold offers this commemorative award. Friedrich Simon Archenhold initiated the construction of the longest lens telescope in the world with a 21 meter focal length and founded the first public observatory in Germany.

1. Contacts for the award must be made on or after 1/1/14.
2. Earn points by making contacts in locations where Friedrich Simon Archenhold worked and has visited.
3. Points required:
     a. DL 100 points
     b. EU 50 points
     c. DX 20 points
4. Valid stations/locations
     a. DOK D25 - Berlin-Treptow = 5 points (Club Station = 10 points)
     b. District of Berlin (D) = 3 points (club station = 5 points)
     c. DOK N14, N61 - Paderborn = 5 points (Club Station = 10 points)
     d. DOK O13 - Lippstadt = 5 points (Club Station =10 points)
     e. V25-Ueckermuende = 5 points (Club Station = 10 points)
     f. V30 -Wolgast= 5 points (Club Station = 10 points)
     g. Stations from the city Lichtenau / Westphalia and Strasbourg (F) are also included (QTH must be on the be noted QSL card) =10 points
     h. Stations QRV from an observatory = 20 points
Each station counts once per band and mode. All bands and modes ok except that no EchoLink or Packet Radio contacts are permitted.

Diploma costs:
PDF digital image EUR 2, - /
Paper EUR 5, -

The award application with a certified list of QSL cards (GCR-list) and the diploma fee at the following address: DL7USM Sven Andersson,, Wiesenbacher way 8, D-12559 Berlin, Germany.

Tks DH1PAL 10/9/14

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – DIPLOM        Re-listed 2/13, still being offered.

The local HAM-association of the native town of Johan Sebastian Bach – Eisenach, DOK X-11, offers this award in honor of the life-work of this great German composer. SWL’s OK. 

Evaluation of Points:
Contacts after 01. Jan .2000.
Earn at least 100 Points. For every contact with a station from the following places (indicated by the DOK), you will receive 5 points. These DOK's represent places that were significant in the composer's lifetime. For conntacts with club-stations in these localities you will get 10 points per contact. 

Eisenach (X-11) - Ohrdruf (X-17) - Lüneburg (E-05) - Weimar (X-03) - Arnstadt (X-10) - Mühlhausen (X-02) - Köthen - Leipzig (S-30,S-31,S-37)

Each contacts with special event stations with special-DOK’s where Johan Sebastian Bach worked, will count 20 points. Contacts on CW count double.   All bands may be used.  The following modes may be used: FM / SSB / CW.

Award-applications GCR list and award fee of $US8 or 5€ to: Mario Baertig (DL6API); Hohenlohestrasse 31; D-99817 Eisenach; Germany. 


Baden Diploma

Issued for contacts with stations in the BADEN district of DARC (all DOK A-) SWL OK. The 3 levels available are:

Class 1 - earn 250 points as described below and made at least one contact with each of the A-DOK's in existence. (At the present time, they are A-01 to A-53). Z-DOK's and Special DOK's in Baden District count as "Joker" which means they may substitute for other missing stations.

Class 2 - 200 points, including at least 30 A-DOK's.

Class 3 - 150 points, including at least 25 A-DOK's.

Point values are as follows:

  Band Phone CW Other 
DX  160 + 80 10 10 10
40 + 30  5 5 5
20-10 3 3 3
EU 160 + 80 5 5 5
40 + 30 3 3 3
20 - 10 2 2 2
DL 160 + 80 1 2 5
40 + 30 2 3 5
20-10 5 5 5
Baden District 160-10 1 2 3

Contacts after 1 July 1976. Same station may be worked more than once if on different band or mode. GCR list and fee of 8€, $US8 or 10 IRCs to: Wolf Dieter Glaeser DK4IO, Alte Hohle 11, D-76703 Kraichtal, Germany.


(Chg 3/2003)

Baden Wurttemberg Diplom

Sponsored by the DARC Ortsverband Ertingen, DOK P57 at occasion of 50 years Baden Wurttenburg. SWL OK. Make contacts with stations from the districts Baden and Wurttemberg after 1 January 2002. DL stations need 50 contacts with at least 15 contacts per district. EU 35 contacts and 10 per district. DX 20 and at least 5 stations per district. At least 5 stations with a Sonder DOK count for a missing contact. Each station count only once. All bands and modes, except Packet Radio. Fees for the award: DL's 5€ + 1,45€ postage = 6.45€, EU: 5€ + 2.50€ = 7.50€, or $US10 and all others: 5€ + 4€ = 9€ or $US12. GCR list to: Michael Burgmaier, DH8BM, Heudorfer Str. 9, D-88521 Ertingen, Germany.

District Baden: DOK's A01 - A53, Z06, Z09, Z26, Z29, Z48.

Distict Württemberg: DOK's P01 - P61, Z17, Z18, Z46,  Z49, Z55, Z58, Z66, Z68.


Chg 8/2007

Badisches Burgendiplom

The DARC club subsection Kraichgau (DOK A22), sponsors this award which can be earned by radio amateurs and SWLs.

Work portable stations (/p) who were operating in the area of a castle in the German District "A" (All DOK’s which start with the letter A) on or after 1 January 2008. The maximum distance of the portable station to the appropriate castle is not farther than 500 meters. Every castle has a specific number which is the „Badische Burgen-Number" (BBN). The BBN shall be named during the QSO by the activating portable station. Further the BBN has to be clearly shown on the QSL card of the portable station. Each BBN can be worked just once. All legal amateur bands may be used.  All modes are valid excluding Packet Radio and Echolink.  The award will be issued in three classes (Bronze, Silver, Gold). Each award class has its own design which is Steinsberg castle (Bronze), Ortenberg castle (Silver) and Heidelberg castle (Gold). To apply for the award the following numbers of BBN’s are required:

		Different BBN’s Needed:	
		German  OtherEU DX-Stations
Bronze 	15 	  10 		5
Silver 	30 	  20 		10
Gold 		60 	  40 		20

Send GCR list and fee of 7€, for DL stations and 10€,- or US$13 for EU and DX stations. Apply to:  Holger Eckstein, DL5UP, Sudetenstrasse 37, D-74918 Angelbachtal, Germany

If a award has already been worked and the next higher award will be applied the GCR list has to list just the newly added QSL cards. However,  the stated fee has to be paid for every single award.

(List of eligible castles link on same page.)

(Chg 3/2013) 

Bamberger Reiter Award

Contact or hear stations from DOK's B05, Z51 and with stations from the partnership towns of Bamberg, (DL); Rodez, (F); Bedford, (G) and Villach, OE, Oppava (OL), Prague (OK), Tarviso (I) and Eszetergom (HA). Contacts after 1 Jan 1981. SWL OK. No band or mode restrictions. DL stations need 50 points, other Europeans need 25 and DX stations need 10. 
HF - phone contacts = 2 points, 
CW, RTTY and PSK31 = 3.  
UHF - via repeater or direct = 1 point, 
SSB on 2 meters = 2 points.  
70cm: CW and RTTY = 3 points. 

Each contact with both partnership town or with one of the club stations (DB0BX (Z51), DB0DC (B05), DF0PM (B05), DK0BX (Z51), DF0ABW (B05), DL0HSE (B05), DL0OB (B05) and DA0UF (B05)  doubles the points for the QSO. Stations cannot be worked twice on one band/mode. Contacts with at least 2 stations of the partnership towns are compulsory on SW bands. This last requirement may be waived by making 3 contacts with Aveyron, Dept 12 in France; 3 contacts with Bedfordshire County, England or 3 contacts with Karnten, Austria. GCR list and fee of 5€ or $US7 to: Karl Michael Schulze DG3NKS, Breslauer Strasse 4, D-96052 Bamberg, Germany.  


(CHG 10/2006)

Bat Award                    Rewritten tks to PA3CUZ 
(Fledermaus - Diploma)

Issued by DARC division Bad Segeberg (DOK M14) for contacting member stations after January 1, 2002. SWL OK. No band or mode restrictions, but no packet radio contacts. Earn 60 points.  

Point values:
a. QSOs with club station DF0SE M14 = 10.
b. QSOs with  Chairman of the District M (DOK DVM) = 5.
c. QSOs with other Clubstations in district = 3
d. QSOs with other stations in DARC-District Schleswig-Holsetin (DOK M) = 1.
e. QSOs with Z DOK, but have lived in DOK M = 1. 

On the first weekend of August each year, the points are doubled. 
Each station may only be worked once. At least one M14 member is mandatory. 
All bands and modes except Packet Radio.  

Fee for the award in the form of a fabric bat is: 20E for Germans, and 23E for all others.  Fee for award on paper for Germans is 5.50E, and for all others 7.5E. GCR list and fee to : Angelika Zahari DH1LAZ, Farnsteig 5A, D-24610 Trappenkamp, Germany. 


Electronic payments: Fee to DARC OV Bad Segeberg on Konto: 168 35 78, BLZ: 230 612 20, Raifffeisenbank Wahlstedt, Kontoinhaber: IBAN: DE 32230612200001683578, BIC: GENODEFILZN., 


Remark : the award consists not just of an A4 format certificate, but also, at your option,  of a bat in form of a woolen doll with a span of 55 cm. This is the reason for the somewhat higher than usual fee.

Chg 2/2013

BAVARIA B-39 Ortsverband Helmbrechts Award Series 

General Requirements: Contact stations in DARC districts D, C, T and U DOK's on or after 1 January 1984.  SWL OK.  Contacts may be made on HF or UHF/VHF/SHF, but not mixed. Cross band contacts are valid, but only the lower value of the contact may be claimed. The same station may be worked on each band and mode.  See each individual award for fee, as they differ. The fees are slightly higher than usual because the award is an elaborately embroidered pennant.   Apply to:  DARC-Ortsverband Helmbrechts, Award Manager Ferdinand Muller DL8NBJ, Waldweg 24, D-96369 Weissenbrunn, Germany.. 


(Chg 2/19/2013)

    Bavaria 1000 Award

From each of the 4 Bavarian DARC Districts (all B, C, T and U DOK's), work a minimum of 8 DOK's. SWL OK. Missing DOK's may be replaced by up to 5 Bavarian "Z" DOK's These are Z13, 15, 16, 30, 42, 44, 51, 52, 57, 61, 64, 67 and 76. 

Earn a total of 1000 points by the following values in this table:

FM 3 6 3
SSB 6 12 6
CW 10 20 10

For stations outside of Germany, the values in the above table should be doubled. 

  Fees: German stations send 17€ or $US19.  Europeans send 18€ or $US20.  All others send 19€ or $US21. Send appropriate fee plus a Self Addressed Label. Endorsement fee for single mode is 4€, or $US5. 

Bavaria 1500 Award
Bavaria 2000 Award

This award may be earned without having to begin at the 1000 level. Work Bavarian stations with point values up to 1500 or 2000 points with the required minimum number of DOKs in the tables below:

From each of the 4 Bavarian districts (B, C, T and U-DOK), work the following numbers of DOK's:

DARC District Bavaria 1500 Bavaria 2000
B (Franken) 30 35
C (Oberbayern) 25 30
T (Schwaben) 12 15
U (Bayern Ost) 18 25
Z (VFDB)** 8 10

** The Z-DOK's may only be used for the replacement of missing DARC-DOK's.  See the rules for the 1000 level. 

Point values for each contact.   For stations outside of Germany, the values in the above table should be doubled. (For example FM - VHF outside of Germany would be 6 points) 

FM 3 6 3
SSB 6 12 6
CW 10 20 10


Apply with GCR list sorted by DOK and Call Sign and fees as follows: DL: 20€ or $US23, EU: 21€ or $US24.  All others: 22€ or $US25. 

Bavaria 5000

From each of the 4 Bavarian DARC Districts, (B, C, T and U DOK's), work the following numbers of DARC DOK's:

DARC District Bavaria 5000
B (Franken) 39
C (Oberbayern) 33
T (Schwaben) 18
U (Bayern Ost) 27
Z (VFDB)** 12

** The Z-DOK's may only be used for the replacement of missing DARC-DOK's.  See the rules for the 1000 level. 

Point values for each contact.   For stations outside of Germany, the values in the above table should be doubled.  (For example FM - VHF outside of Germany would be 6 points) 

FM 3 6 3
SSB 6 12 6
CW 10 20 10

Apply with GCR list sorted by DOK and Call sign and fees as follows: DL: 25€ or $US29, EU: 26€ or $US30.  All others: 27€ or US37. 

(Chg 3/2008)

Bayern-Ost-Diplom (BOD)       

Contact stations in East Bavaria.  DOK District "U" and Z16, Z44, Z64, Z79.  Contacts after 1 Sept 1973.  SWL OK.  
HF: German stations need 30 points, other EU need 15 and DX need 5. 
VHF: Stations in "U" DOK's need 30 points. Other DLs 20 and all others 10. 
Point value: stations in district "U" = 1 point; club stations = 2 points, XYL = 3 points, CW contacts = 4 points, each UHF/SHF = 5.
This is a beautifully executed award and well worth the effort to earn.  GCR list and fee of 5€ or $US8 to: Hans Reyzl DL2ZA, Kreuzerweg 6, D-92237 Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany.  

(Chg 8/2007)

Beginenturm Diploma

Issued by DARC division Hannover Hohes Ufer (DOK H65). SWL OK. Contacts after 16 Nov 1995. Contact 21 stations using any of their suffix letters to spell out the term "HOHES UFER MIT HAMSPIRIT". All stations may be used, but at least 5 among the 21 contacted should belong to DOK H65. The clubstation DL0HAN is a Joker/wild card and may substitute for any missing letter.  Each station may only be worked one time. All bands and modes, however packet contacts aren't valid. Single band or mode endorsements available on request. GCR list and fee of 5 Euro to Gunter Ebeling DL9OCK, Droehnenstr. 21, D-30455 Hannover, Germany.

(Chg 8/2007)

Benrath Castle Award

Issued by DARC Division Duesseldorf (DOK R-23). SWL OK. Earn 30 points by contacting Duesseldorf stations after 1 Jan 1997. Each station from DOK’s R01, R22, R26 and Z04 = 1 point, and any station from R23 = 3 points. Clubstation DL0GQ and DB0KW = 5 points. Each station may only be worked once. GCR list and fee of 6€ or $US7 to: Thomas Ball DG9EAF, Benderstrasse 67, D-40625 Dusseldorf, Germany. 

(Chg 8/07)

Internationales Bergbau Diplom 

Issued by the DARC Division Marl (DOK N19) for contacts with amateurs who work in the mining industry after January 1st 2007. SWL OK. Earn 111 points by contact with MA or IGARAG stations from at least 3 different countries. Each MA-location from the list mining and ham radio = 5 points. MA club stations from the list mining and ham radio = 5 points. Each station with an IGARAG number = 3 points and members of the Ortsverbandes Gütersloh (DOK N07) = 2 points. SWL cards from MA, IGARAG or N07 stations count also for the award. Each station may only be worked one time. All bands and mode except packet radio and echo link contacts. Send GCR list and fee of € 6,45 for DL stations and all others € 10 or $US 10 to: Heidelind Will DO6TD, Gabelsbergerweg 46, D-33334 Gutersloh, Germany. 


MA stations are located on a mining activity ground listed on the official MA list (actual list downloadable from

(Chg 5/9/2012)  

Berlin Diploma

For contacts after 3 October 1990 with stations in at least 20 DARC or VFDB districts in Berlin. SWL OK. Europeans need 100 points; all others 50. Each contact = 1 point, club stations = 2. Stations may be contacted only once. All bands and modes. Stations located in other cities named Berlin (such as Berlin, Connecticut, USA) may be used as "wild cards"  = 3 points. GCR list and fee of 6€ or $US6 to: Thomas Margraf (DL7AWO), Adornostr. 20, D-14612 Falkensee, Germany.. 

(Chg 7/2012)

Besucherbergwerk F60 Diplom

Contact stations from the DARC-Ortsverbandes Finsterwalde, DOK Y 38 and stations from the cities of the former coal industry of Niederlausitz after 1 January 2004. SWL OK. A Contact with the club station DKØFIW or DLØPPC is mandatory and can become substituted as a  "Joker" for a station in Niederlausitz.,   

DL stations need 6 stations from DOK Y38 and 4 contacts with different DOK’s from the former coal industry of Niederlausitz. 
EU stations need 4 and 2. 
DX stations 2 and 1. 

All bands and modes except Packet Radio. Each station may be worked only once. Send a GCR list and fee of 5€ or $US7 to: Thomas Rimpel (DG6ITR), Tuchmacherstrasse 8, D-03238 Finsterwalde, Germany

Cities and DOK’s from the former coal industry of Niederlausitz: 
     1. Landkreis Elbe-Elster: Y38, Y43, 
     2. Landkreis Oberspreewald-Lausitz: Y25, Y28, Y39, 
     3. Landkreis Spree-Neiße: Y26, Y27, Y3Ø, Y33 
     4. city of Cottbus: Y24.


Chg 1/07

Worked All Bielefeld

Contact stations in DOK N01. SWL OK. Each of these counts one point. DL's need 10 points, Europeans need 5 and rest of the world need 3. Only CW or RTTY contacts count. Send copy of the cards and fee of 5€ to: K.D. Kuhnke DF7VW, Neidermuhlenkamp 60, D-33604 Bielefeld 1, Germany.

(Chg 8/2007)

Blue Light Award

This award is issued by the Hams whose profession is related to emergency services, such as those who work in fire departments, policy, ambulance, etc. Starting date is 16 Jan 1997, which is the founding date of the IG-FiH (=Funkamateure in Hilfsorganisationen). Germans need to collect 30 points, all others 20. All members carry a IG-FiH#. Besides a membership number, this will also indicate in which emergency service the operator is working. If all contacts were made with stations working in a single emergency service, a special endorsement will be issued. Dx0FIH (x can be L, K, etc.) 

Method of contact: Packet HF VHF
FiH-Clubstations calls such as Dx0FIH 3 points 6 points 9 points
Other Clubstations members of the Hilfsorganisation 2 points 4 points 6 points
All other members FiH-Mitglieder 1 point 2 points 3 points

Germans need to work at least 1 Dx0FIH station. Stations may only be contacted one time. All bands and modes. SWL OK. Application with GCR list and fee of 5€ or $US7 to: Gunda Radwan, Postfach 1153, D-38501 Gifhorn, Germany.


(Chg 8/2007)

Bocksbeutel Diploma

Offered by OV District Wurzburg, DL's  need 15 points to be earned by QSO's with DOK B18.  Europeans need 5 points, and all others need 3. SWL OK.  Contacts with DL0WZ, XYL's and those on CW count 2 points, all others = 1 point. All bands. Contacts since 1 June 1966. GCR list and fee of 10€ or $US12 to Jurgen Storch DL6NAV, Bruckenstrasse 4, D-97225 Zellingen, Germany. 


(Chg 3/2008)

Bodensee YL Award

Contact XYLs after 1 Jan 1980, located in the canton of St. Gallen (SG),Schaffhausen (SH), Thurgau (TG) in Switzerland or in OE9 (Voralberg) or members of the DARC/VFDB specified area listed below.  
    Stations from DL, HB and OE need 50 points, including at least 3 different DOKs and 2 club stations. Other EU stations need 30 points, at least 2 different DOKs and 1 club station.     DX stations need 20 points of any category. SWL OK. 
Point values:
    XYLs at club station DL0KB = 5 points.
    XYLs from DARC Ortsverband Konstanz DOK A01 = 3.
    XYLs at a club station of the following federations = 4.
    XYLs from DARC and VFDB Ortsverbaenden at the Bodensee, DOKs A25, A38, A44, P03, T13, Z18, Z29 = 2.
    XYLs from OE9 and XYLs in HB9 (SG, SH, and TG) = 2.
GCR list and fee of $5US, 5 euro or 5 IRCs to: Emil Igel, DF5UN, Am Hang 10, D-88048 Friedrichshafen, Germany.


(Chg 3/2013)

Brandenburg Diplom

Issued by DARC District of Brandenburg for contacting stations in this region after 1 Jan 1990. SWL OK. Germans need 30 different Y DOK’s, other Europeans need 20, all others need 10.  DOK's Z20, Z91 and Z94 are also valid.  Missing Y-DOKs can be substituted by any club station (maximum of 5) from District Brandenburg (Y-DOK's). All bands and modes. GCR list and fee of 5€ or $US7 to: Eberhard Roy DL8UER, Feldtrasse 3, D-03159 Doebern, Germany.

(Chg 3/2003)

Ferdinand Braun Diploma

Sponsored by the local chapter Fulda Z62 in honor of the Nobel laureate and son of Fulda Ferdinand Braun to recognize his invention of the so-called "Braun - tube"., Without this invention, television would not have been possible. Working together with Guglielmo Marconi, Braun received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909..

The Ferdinand Braun diploma can be obtained by radio amateurs and SWL's for earning the required number of points by contacting stations in Fulda and special event stations listed below:

A. DL / EU stations need 45 points.
1 contacts with club stations DL0PET the OV Fulda Z62 and the club station of Ferdinand - Brunswick School in Fulda, DL0FBS (F06) each = 10 points.
2. The club station of the OV Fulda DF0FU (F06) counts as Joker or "wildcard" QSO..
3. All contacts with stations of the DOK Z62 = 5 point each.
4. All contacts with stations of the DOK F06 = 1 point each.

B. DX stations need 20 points.
1. The club stations DL0PET and DL0FBS count 20 points each.
2. The club station of the OV Fulda DF0FU (F06) counts as a Joker or "wildcard" QSO.
3. All contacts with the DOK Z62 = 10 points each
4. All contacts with stations of the DOK F06 = 5 points each.

Other rules:
All modes except Packet Radio and Echolink are allowed.
Each callsign may only appear once in the award application.
Starting date for QSOs is 1 January 2002.
The QSO's must only be made from one location. Changing locations will not be accepted.

Send an award application with a confirmed list of QSL cards (GCR-list) and the Diploma fee of 8 € to the following address: Markus Schäfer DK9MS, Aufeldweg 23, D-36041 Fulda, Germany.
Electronic payment: The diploma fee is also on the account: 21 49 01-608 at Postbank Frankfurt / M. Keyword: "callsign + F Brown Diploma Z62" will be transferred.


Tks DIG update bulletin 1835 10-1-14

-- Brave Radio Friends Series -- 

General Requirements:    The awards are free of charge, and are sent to you by e-mail attachment with a PDF file of the award image.  You must print on your PC/Printer.   
The group also sponsors the following short time awards as noted below: (Check the Very Short Time awards on this website during the month's mentioned)
    Annual Island Award for IOTA chasers 
    Radio Activity Award in January of every year.
     European Spring Award in May of every year. 
     Day of German Unity Award on Oct. 3 of every year

Apply to Hans-Jurgen Schmelzer, PO Box 1204, D-95634 Tischenreuth, Germany for the European Lighthouse and Lightship Award certificate and endorsements.


Chg 1/23/13 

European Lighthouse and Lightship Award (ELLA)     

Work or hear the respective number of European Lights and possess the cards.  All contacts must have been made from the same DXCC entity.  Only European lights will count, but for purpose of this awards, EA8 and EA9 will count for Europe.  The basis of the counting of points for the awards is the ARLHS list of lighthouses and lightships, since this is the most comprehensive list available.  The proper numbers are a combination of three letters followed by three numbers (e.g. FED001, ERU123, etc.)  All bands and modes will count, and there are no time limitations.
     You can only apply for a higher award class if you have applied for the lower levels before it. If you apply for ELLA Basic Class 2, you must have already earned Basic Class 3.  You may apply for several awards in one application.  Each of the awards has a different picture. Each application must be made with a GCR list certified by two amateurs or SWLs.  The list MUST include the ARLHS number and be in alphabetical order of the numbers. 
     For European applicants, there are awards in steps of 50 lights.  For those outside of Europe, the steps are by 25 lights. Apply to: Hans-Jurgen Schmelzer, PO Box 1204, D-95634 Tischenreuth, Germany. 
     All applicants who achieve ELLA Basic Class 1 will automatically be offered honorary membership in the Bavarian Radio Friends. 
     There is also a different series of awards for lighthouse activators.  Their application should include a list of lighthouses activated together with the date of activation.



AWARD CLASS European Applicants EU Lights Needed

Non-EU Applicant

Basic - Class 3 50 25
Basic - Class 2 100 50
Basic - Class 1 150 75
Expert - Class 3 200 100
Expert - Class 2 250 125
Expert - Class 1 300 150
Master - Class 3 350 175
Master - Class 2 400 200
Master - Class 1 450 225
LH Champion 500 250
ELLA - 25 Countries Lights from 25 different European Countries (DXCC list)
ELLA - 50 Countries Lights from 50 different European Countries (DXCC list)
ELLA - Worked 5 National Lighthouse Awards Earn five National lighthouse awards from European countries.
ELLA - 25 from one country Contact 25 lights from one European country.  
A different award is issued for each such country.


Activator Award Class 3 Activate 10 different European Lights.
Activator Award Class 2 Activate 20 different European Lights.
Activator Award Class 1 Activate 30 different European Lights. (Membership in 
Bavarian Radio Friends offered at this level).
Activator 500 QSOs Provide a written declaration that you have made 500 
or more QSOs from one lighthouse or lightship.


ELSA Class 3 EU need verified contact with 10 EU lightships (all others need 5)
ELSA Class 2 EU need verified contact with 20 EU lightships (all others need 10)
ELSA Class 1 EU need verified contact with 30 EU lightships (all others need 15)

Rewrite 6/2008

VK Islands Award

The international DX-group Brave Radio Friends has instituted the VK-Islands-Award. The award is open to all amateur radio operators (OP) and on a heard basis to shortwave listeners (SWL) under the same rules:

Contact Australian islands which are listed in the IOTA directory from all VK-call-areas (including VK9 and VK0). Each island only counts once, but there can be more islands from one IOTA group in the application. Basic award: contact or SWLs must hear at least ten Australian islands. Endorsements available in steps of five more islands (15, 20, 25…) All contacts must have been made/heard from the same DXCC-entity. All bands and modes OK. No use of repeaters or relays. There are no time restrictions. Contacts can have been made/heard prior to the start of this award.

The QSL cards must contain the name of the island, and must be in the possession of the applicant, but cards do not have to be submitted. A list with the contacts made/heard plus the applicant’s word of honor that he/she possesses the QSL cards is sufficient. In case of doubt, the award manager may ask for a copy of the QSL card to be sent by e-mail. Your applications must contain: IOTA number, name of island, callsign of the station worked/heard, band, mode, date, time.

The award can only be applied for electronically by e-mail to . Application must be in use one of the following formats: pdf, jpg, xls, doc, txt. The award will only be sent electronically and there is no award fee.

Tks DE3EAR 11/20/12


Young Ladies-Award 

The international DX-group Brave Radio Friends has added the Young Ladies-Award to their series.  This award is open to all amateur radio operators and on a heard basis to shortwave listeners (SWL).  Each YL worldwide only counts one time with her personal call sign.  Club call signs or special event stations also count, provided that it is sure from the QSL card that the station was operated by a YL. In this case, however, each call sign only counts once, even if it was operated by different YLs.   QSL cards by YL-SWLs also count towards the award. 

The basic award is issued for contacts with (SWLs must hear) 100 YL stations . There are upgrades in steps of 100 more YL stations (200, 300, 400, …).  
All contacts must have been made/heard from the same DXCC-entity. 
Any band, or combination of bands as well as any mode, or combination of modes, may be used. 
Contacts made through repeaters and other relays are not allowed. There are no time restrictions. 
Contacts can have been made/heard prior to the start of this award. 
QSL cards with the surname of the (X)YL on it must be in the possession of the applicant, but they do not have to be sent in. 
Send a list with the contacts made/heard plus the applicant’s word of honor that he/she has the QSL cards is sufficient. The list must contain the surname of the YL operator. 
In case of doubt, the award manager may ask for a copy of the QSL card to be sent by e-mail. 
Applications must contain the following details: station worked/heard, the YL’s surname, band, mode, date, time. 
The award can only be applied for electronically by e-mail to .
The award will only be sent electronically and there is no award fee.

Tks DE3EAR 1/28/13

                                                                                                                                                                     Lions Award  

BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS offers this award to all interested OP or SWL for working its members. A lion’s head is the emblem of BRF, so the awards show pictures of this animal. 
The basic award is for working/hearing ten members of BRF according to the member list on our website at "Members". (

Different awards will be issued for working additional members in steps of ten (10/20/30 etc).

 The applicant must be in possession of the QSL cards of the members, but these do not have to be sent in. The application must include a list of the stations and full details on the QSO (date, time, mode, band).  Please, only use one of the following files: txt, doc, xls, pdf, jpg.

There are no band, mode or time restrictions. The QSOs can have been made prior to the member’s joining the club. The members also count when they have used a club or special event call sign or a dxpedition call sign, as long as the member is clearly identifiable on the QSL. In such a case, applicants must give the member’s call sign together with the special callsign in their application. QSL cards by members do also count if they did not operate from their home country. Each member, however, only counts once. SWL cards by members of BRF also count towards the award.
The award is only available as a pdf. There is no award fee.

Send your application via e-mail to


SWL I3-65709


Club 300 Award 

Amateurs and SWLs who have more than 300 current DXCC-entities confirmed by QSL can apply for this free pdf award by Brave Radio Friends. They only have to send the number of current DXCCs confirmed.

While the award is only for members of BRF, this will not be a problem as applicants who fulfil the requirements of the award also meet the requirements for a free lifetime membership in BRF. Applicants for the Club 300 Award who are not members of BRF yet have sent their number of DXCCs and must agree to become a free lifetime member of the club.

Send application to:
All information on BRF can be found on

Brown Coal Diploma     

Contact stations in the brown coal (lignite) producing region of Germany on or after 1-1-1975. The following DOK's are valid: G02, G04, G05, G16, G20, G29, G30, G31, G37 and G50.   Each QSO per station and band 1 point (maximum of 3 bands per station).  DL's need 30 points, at least 3 with G20, Europeans need 20/2, all others 15/1. One of the club stations or special call signs (DL0RG, DL0CQ, DL0EUR, DC2005WJT, DF2006WM, DK2007EKT (until 2007) DK0FOC (until 2001), DF0HZ, DK0SHF, DL0HSB, DL0KWN) is valid one time for 5 points. G20 club stations with a Sonder DOK (z.B. WCG06, FLOH25, ABS756, 50G20 etc) are 2 points.  Packet Radio - Echolink- and D-Star-contacts are not valid.  GCR list and  5 or $US10 to Siegfried Offermann DL8KBJ, Junesrothweg 7, D-50226 Frechen, Germany. 


(Rewrite per PA3CUZ 8/2011)

Burg Award              

This award was started in 1986 to commemorate the 800th Anniversary of the town of VLOTHO on the Weser River. SWL OK. DL stations need 25 points, Europeans need 11 and all others 8. Members of the OV Vlotho DOK N52 = 3 points.  A contact with one of the club stations DF0VL or DF0ZM are mandatory and count each for 5 points.  Stations from Herford N08, Minden N12, Bad Salzuflen N30 and Rintein N57 = 1 point.  Contacts after 1 January 1986.  Each station may only be worked once.  All bands and modes.  GCR list and fee of 8€ or $US10 to Stefan Theis DK7STF, Am Wald 14, D-32602 Voltho, Germany.  


(Chg 1/2012)

Cologne Award

This award is issued by the DARC division Cologne (German: Köln) – DOK G10 – at he occasion of 75 years of HAM radio in the city. SWL OK. Only QSOs since January 1st, 2002 are valid.    Collect 75 points as follows :

QSO with

Counts … points

Clubstation DL0CA and DL0AKusing DOK G10


Clubstation DL0CA using a special DOK 75 Koln


Special event station DL0CA with special DOK "WJT05" and DA0KGI


Any members from DOK G10


Any members from DOKs G12, G24, G35, G39, G44 and Z12


Any clubstations from DOKs G12, G24, G35, G39, G44 and Z12


A contact with DL0CA is mandatory. Other club stations are: DL0PZ (G12), DL0RC (G24), DK0KD (G35), DK0KW (G39), DF0KD (G44), und DL0KN (Z12). No band or mode restrictions, except for packet radio. Each station may be counted only once.  Send GCR list + 5 euro or $5 to : Hans Wagner, DC1HWC, Rektor-Klein-Str.30, D-50827 Köln, Germany.

Chg 8/2007

Cranger Kirmes Diploma

This award commemorates a summer fair, originally started to sell wild horses, now attracting over 3,000,000 people per season - the biggest fun-fair in W.Germany. Contact stations in Herne (DOK O38)  and Castrop-Rauxeler (DOK O-22) after 1 January 1982. DL's need to earn 30 points, other Europeans 15, DX 10. QSO's with club stations DL0PX, DF0MR, DL0GY = 10 points. Any QSO's with DOK's O22 and O38 = 3 points. (As of 1-1-2000, O21 will be counted as O38.  Contacts with members of the former DOK O21 will count for O38.  No mode or band limitations except packet radio. . These DOK's are rare, and needed contacts may be arranged by writing to the sponsor! GCR list and fee of $US7 or 5 Euro to: Hartmut-Wilhelm Weishaupt DL6DCA, Aschebrock 59, D-44625 Herne, Germany.


(Chg 8/2007)

CW Speed Certificate

DARC Nordrhein issues this to promote cw proficiency. It may be obtained by amateur or SWL. On the first Saturday of each month except July and August, at 1500 UT, DL0XX transmits on approx. 3520 KHz, a cw text of 3 minutes each at the speeds of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 words per minute. For each group, a maximum of 3 errors are allowed. The basic award is awarded for the 10 WPM, stickers are provided for higher copy. Send copied text, an IRC and your own QSL with a statement that no other facilities were used in copying. Fee for the award is 5€ or $US6 (no charge to SWLs except provide 2€ for postage).  Apply to: Diethelm Burberg DJ2YE, Breite Str. 3, D-40822 Mettman, Germany. 



(Chg 1/2012)

Diplom D20

Work members of the Ortsverband Berlin Hohenschönhausen, D20, after 1 January 2005. SWL OK. There are 3 Classes. Class 3: 15 points, Class 2: 20 points and Class 1: 25 points. Each member of D20 count 1 point and in CW 2 points. Clubstations DL0CON, DF0DRB, DF0DFA and DM5R count each 5 points but may only be used one time. All bands and modes except packet radio and APRS. GCR list and fee of € 5 to Bernd Winkler, DL7GW, Wilhelminenhofstr.18, D-12459 Berlin, Germany.

Tks PA3CUZ 9/2007

DA0HQ Award

Station DA0HQ is the headquarters station of the DARC and is active in most DX contests.  Make 22 or more QSOs with DAØHQ since 1992 you will earn the DAØHQ Award.  Endorsement sticker for every additional 11 QSOs.  You may apply by e-mail by writing to:    No formal written application is required, and there is NO COST to you. 

Tks N2FZ 7/2002

Dachau Diploma

Issued by DARC Division Dachau (DOK C06) on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. Contacts after 1 January 1993. SWL OK. Earn 20 points by contacting stations in the following DOK's: C06 C26 C28 T08. C06 = 2 points each, C26, C28 and T08 = 1, club stations DK0OD = 4. Stations outside Germany may multiply the values by 2. At least 5 stations from C06 are needed. Each station may be worked one time.  GCR list and fee of 6€  to: Suzanne Liebl DH9MBY, Neuburger-Str. 4, D-85123 Karlskron, Germany.


(Chg 8/2007)

Worked All Darmstadt Award

DARC - OV Darmstadt (DOK F03) and VFDB - OV Darmstadt (DOK Z21) offers this award to amateurs and SWL’s for contacts since 1 Jan 1997. Stations from Hessen, Germany need 40 points and all others need 30 with point values as follows.

F03 or Z21 stations = 2 points per band.
Club stations DL0DAR, DF0BBI, DL0FTZ and DK0BP = 4 points per band.
Stations from other F and Z DOK’s = 1 point per band.

Contacts with two of the club stations are mandatory. GCR list and fee of 5€  or $US7 to: Martin Ruhl DJ3ZF, Railway Road 165A, D-64390 Erzhausen, Germany. .


(Chg 10/2014)

Deutschherren Diploma

The DARC Ortsverband Beckingen/Saar (DOK Q12) makes this award available to all licensed radio amateurs and SWLs on the following conditions after 1 January 1979: On VHF, DL stations need 6 points, All others 3 points. On HF: DL stations need 6 points, other EU 4 and all others 3 points. Each station of the Q12 = 1 point. Contacts using RTTY, ATV, SSTV or PSK31 and contacts with club station DK0OJ, as well as the special station DL0AW and DL0EFA with the special DOK _ FIRAG, count 2 points each _ not mandatory. Contacts after 1 January.1979. GCR list and fee of 5€ or 4 IRCs to: Hilde Klein DB8VY, Im Breitfeld 16, D-66780 Rehlingen-Siersburg, Germany. 


(Chg 1/2011)

    --  Deutscher Telegrafie Club Series --

General Requirements: Contacts on or after 1 Jan 1998. IRC’s not accepted. No charge or proof required for members.   GCR for others.  Fee for each is 5€ for Europeans and $US7 for all others.  Apply to: Raimund Misch DG9YFB, Marderweg 8, D-48157 Muenster, Germany.


(Chg 4/2010) 

CW - PX - EU.  

Contact different European prefixes using CW.  Class 3 = 60, Class 2 = 120 and Class 1 = 180 prefixes .If all are QRP (max 5w. Output), special QRP sticker added to your award. 

(Chg 6/04)

CWYC - CW Year Certificate. 

Issued to promote active use of CW for longer periods. Provide proof of making at least 365 CW QSO’s within one calendar year, each day of the year must have at least one CW QSO. Special endorsement for QRP if power max is 5w output.

        CW Activity Certificate

The Deutscher Telegrafie Club e.V. (DL-CW-C) issues this certificate to promote CW activity.  Earn 1000 points in any calendar year using CW mode, contest activity is allowed.  QRP QSOs (5w output, maximum) will receive special seal.  Points:  On HF bands, each QSO = 4 points (6 if made by QRP).  On VHF/UHF, 8 points per QSO (12 if made by QRP).    Specify class applied for.

         CW-QRP-C Award

The Deutscher Telegrafie Club e.V. sponsors this award for making QRP contacts using CW mode only during any calendar year. Available in 3 classes:

Class III - 100 QRP QSOs.
Class II - 200 QRP QSOs.
Class I - 300 QRP QSOs.

(New 01)

--- DG5JFY Series ---

General Requirements:  All bands and modes. SWL OK. Refer to rules for fee, which varies. No date limitations. to: Victor Ganin DG5JFY, Aleksis-Kivi-Str 17, D-18106, Rostock, Germany. 


Tks DH1PAL 2012

Eternal Cities Award

This diploma may be earned by amateurs and SWL's for contacting cities which were established before the time of Christ. The requirements are 50 points for Europe and Asia, all others 25. A city founded 100 years or one century  before Christ = 1 points, 200 years = 2 points, 300 years = 3 points, etc.

(Chg 4/2008)

Cities List of the most ancient cities of the world and their award values:

Athens SV 15 Delhi VU 10 Marseille F 6 Rome I 8
Ankara TA 7 Feodosia UB 6 Milan I 5 Samarkand UK 4
Beirut OD 17 Geneva HB 1 Malaga EA 11 Sparta SV 7
Bologna I 6 Istanbul TA 7 Nicosia 5B 7 Tunis 3V 10
Barcelona EA 3 Jerusalem 4X 2 Piraeus SV 15 Tashkent  1
Belgrade YU 5 Kerch UB 6 Paris F 1 Valencia EA 2
Koln DL 1 Lisbon CT 2 Peking BY 15 Eriwan 4L 8
Damascus YK 11 Lyon F 1 Plovdiv LZ 4 Zaragoza EA 27


Formula   I  Award

Issued for confirmed contacts with at least 20 of the following list of 22 countries in which the Formula 1 races have been held since 1980.  All contacts must have been made after 1 January 1980.  GCR list and fee of 5€ or $US10 

These countries are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great .Britain, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and USA.   GCR list + fee of 10€ or $US12 to : (IRC is not valid) Victor Ganin DG5JFY, A-Kivi-Str., Rostock D-18106, Germany.


The Mona Lisa Award

The award is issued for confirmed contacts from stations located at QTHs where Leonardo da Vinci’s MONA LISA was painted, stored and displayed in museums. The following locations are required:

1. Italy - one station in each of these cities: Florence, Rome and Milan.
2. France - Departments 12, 37, 75, 77, 78 and 82. (The department identifier may be found on French QSLs as the first two digits of the Postal Code.)
3. Japan - Tokyo.
4. Russia - Moscow.
5. USA - New York City and Washington, D.C.

A total of 13 contacts are needed. All bands and modes OK. No time limitations. SWL OK. Send GCR list plus fee of 10E for Europeans and $12 for all others.


Diplom der Spur des Apostels Paulus 

This award is sponsored in commemoration of Paul the Apostles three Christian missionary journeys. The award is issued for confirmed contacts with the following countries and Cities which Paul the Apostle visited during his journeys:  Greece-SV, Crete-SV9, Cyprus-5B4, Damascus-YK, Jerusalem-4X, Lebanon-OD, Malta-9H, Rome-I, Sicily-IT and Turkey-TA. 

10 QS0s are required, all bands or modes and no date restrictions.   GCR list plus 5€ or $US10. 

Rainy Capitals Award

The Diploma is offered for confirmed contacts (SWL ok on same basis) with the ten cities listed which are among the rainiest cities in Europe.  The image portrays two lovers under an umbrella oblivious to everyone but themselves in a surrealistic (and wet) tree lined pathway in a park. Really a nice picture.

1. Copenhagen, Denmark            6 Helsinki, Finland
2.Oslo, Norway.                   7 Stockholm, Sweden
3. London, England.               8.Vienna, Austria
4. Brussels, Belgium.             9. Prague, Czech Republic
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands.        10.Dublin, Ireland

Send log extract and fee of 5€ for European stations or $US10: for all other countries. 

--- Digital Modes Club Series ---

General Requirements: The club was formed in 2006, and offers lifetime membership at NO COST to all those interested in Digital Communications. 

1. Digital Modes Club was founded in 2006. So every Digital QSO counts from 1st January 2006.
2. The QSO Frequency must be under 100MHz. Only direct QSO’s are valid. (No Repeaters etc).
3. For Awards with ‘*’ , see list of members on the website, since only DMC-Members count.
4. Awards may be claimed by any Ham or SWL.
5. SWL’s have to log both calls from QSO , for ‘*’ with at least one DMC-Member.
6. CW, Phone and QSO’s with one ‘End’ at Echolink, CQ-100 etc, do not count.
7. QSO’s you made with other Callsigns, like Club- or Contest Call, count for your Awards too.
8. The Manager checks your application, his decision is final.
9. You must not send QSL-Cards (or copy) . Just apply with digital Log as shown below.
10. Name your Files with your Call and Type ( like AA1AA_member.xls or AA1AA.adi )
11. Your Call and Awards stay in the Database.
12. Rules can be changed from time to time……

How to apply for Awards?
1. You can send any Standard-File like txt, doc, xls, or Adif-Export from your logging Program.
2. Send your application to the Manager shown on DMC-Page /Award Rules or see list of Contacts.
3. If your Log-Program supports Award selection, you can also send this as Export or Screenshot. Pse compress Pictures to a good handling size.
4. DMC-Member Awards (*) should be sorted by DMC-Nr, all others by Type of award: (by DXCC, ITU, WAE..)
5. All Awards are sent to you made as a PDF fo;e for download. You must create an account on the DMC-Homepage to see/download your Awards. (Please read the FAQ on Page Top)
6. Mail for Awards: df9al(at) Use alternate e-mail address of df9al[at] if there are any problems in applying with the primary address. 
7. Please write in the subject your call and type of award. Example : Subject: DXCC Award

You can also apply the awards in high quality print size A4. The price for this printed award is 3 GBP, 4 EUR or 5 USD.
After you send us your application for award you will receive information how to send the fee.

Primary E-mail: df9al[at] 
Alternate E-mail: df9al[at] (Use this address if you have problems with the one shown above.)

                 Worked All DMC DX Century Club      (DMC DXCC)

The award may be claimed by any amateur radio operator or SWL station who can give evidence of having contacted or heard (for SWL) stations from the official DXCC list in the following steps: 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300, 310, 320, 330, 335, 336, 337, 338, ALL

All contacts have to be made using digital modes on all bands by any mode; no deleted countries are valid. Not only DMC-Stations valid. A list of contacts is requested, sorted by DXCC prefix, prepared using a common text editor or a common spreadsheet.

                 Worked ITU Zones Award (DMC-ITU)

This Award is given for contacting 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and ALL, ITU zones.
This Award is for all licensed hams and SWL's. The rules are: All QSO's after January 2006 are valid. 
The Award will be for all contacts using Digital modes. QSL cards not required. Not only DMC-Stations valid.
Include your call-sign, DMC# and Word, Excel or PDF doc. Have your contacts sorted by DMC#)

                 Worked DMC Worked All Continents (DMC WAC )

The award may be claimed by any amateur radio operator or SWL station who can give evidence of having contacted (heard for SWL) stations from the 6 continental regions of the world. Not only DMC-Stations valid.

All contacts have to be made using digital modes using all bands or by any mode.
A list of contacts is requested, sorted by WAC, prepared using a common text editor or a common spreadsheet.

                 Worked DMC Worked All States (DMC WAS)

The award may be claimed by any amateur radio operator or SWL station who can give evidence of having contacted (Heard for SWL) 50 stations from the 50 states of the United States of America. Not only DMC-Stations valid.
All contacts have to be made using digital modes on all bands by any mode.
A list of contacts is requested, sorted by WAS, prepared using a common text editor or a common spreadsheet.

                 Worked DMC Worked All Zones (DMC WAZ)

The award may be claimed by any amateur radio operator or SWL station who can give evidence of having contacted (heard for SWL) stations from the 40 different Zones of the World. Not only DMC-Stations valid.
All contacts have to be made using digital modes on all bands by any mode.
A list of contacts is requested, sorted by WAZ zone number, prepared using a common text editor or a common spreadsheet.

                 Worked DMC Europa Award (DMCEUA) 

This Award is given for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 68 worked DMC-Stations from EU-Countries. 
The Award will be for all contacts in PSK and RTTY or other Digitals modes. Only 1 Station from every Country count.

Class 1. all BPSK-Modes (31,62,125...)
Class 2. RTTY
Class 3. "Special" Modes The Special Modes includes all Modes !without! BPSK and RTTY. This Class 3 includes also QPSK modes.

Country List:
1A, 3A, 4O, 4U-ITU, 9A, 9H, C3, CT, CU, DL, E7, EA, EA6, EI, ER, ES, EU, F, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HV, I, IS, IT, JW, JX, LA, LX, LY, LZ, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM , ON, OY, OZ, PA, R1FJ, R1MV, S5, SM, SP, SV, SV/A, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA1, TF, TK, UA, UA2, UR, YL, YO, YU, Z3, ZA, ZB2

No deleted Countries may be used for this award. Please don't forget to include your call-sign, DMC# and Word, Excel or PDF doc. Have your contacts sorted by DMC#) 

                 Worked DMC Members (W-DMC-M)

The awards may be claimed by any HAM operators or SWL
You should send your Log in Word or Excel doc . 

Contact different members of the DMC. Award levels are 25, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 450 etc. Every Member may be counted only 1x !! Sorted by the DMC# number from lowest to highest number. 

                 Worked YL Station Award (DMCYLA) 

This Award is given for QSO with 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 YL (DMC members: a list of eligible members is found on the website).
This Award is available for all licensed hams and SWL's. The rules are: 
All QSO's after January 2006 are valid. 
All contacts have to be made using digital modes on all bands by any mode.

A list of contacts is requested, sorted sorted by DMC# , prepared using a common text editor or a common spreadsheet.

                 Worked Club station Award (DMCCLUBA)

This Award is given for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 worked Clubstation with a DMC-Member-Nr.
This Award is for all licensed hams and SWL's.
A list of DMC-Club-Stations is found under their website. (/Members)

                 Worked Event station PSK award (DMCEVENTA)

This Award is given for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 QSO with DMC Event Stations. 
This Award is for all licensed hams and SWL's.
A list of DMC-Event-Stations is found under their website. (/Members)

                 Worked DMC Special Call Award (DMCSPCA)

This Award is given for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 worked DMC special Callsign with DMC-Member-Nr.
This Award is for all licensed hams and SWL's.
A list of DMC Special-Calls is found under their website. (/Members)

Tks K1BV Research 2/24/11

DLD Awards

The DLD Award is an official award of the Germany Amateur Radio Club (DARC) which is available to all licensed amateurs and SWL's. Names of new award holders will be published in the DARC magazine cq-DL.

All members of DARC and its associate club VFDB and club stations of both organizations are issued a District Location Code (DOK). To qualify for DLD, applicants must submit QSL cards from licensed radio amateurs showing a certain number of DOK's worked, or for SWL's, heard.

DLD Award Classes and Modes:

1. DLD is issued separately for each amateur band.
2. DLD is issued in different classes on each band as follows: DLD 100, DLD 200, DLD 300, DLD 400, DLD 500 (with lapel badge), DLD 600, DLD 700 DLD 800, DLD 900, and DLD 1000 (with engraved badge of honor).
3. For SWL's, the awards are known as DLD-SWL 100, DLD-SWL 200, etc up to DLD-SWL 1000.
4. All DLD awards may be issued for mixed modes, or may be endorsed for single mode operation, providing this is supported by the necessary QSL cards.

Conditions of Issue:

1. All modes permitted by the applicants license may be used.
2. The initial award is for 100 different DOK's on a single band. For each further 100 DOK's on the same band, the applicant may apply for the next class of DLD. Applicants may skip levels such as going from 100 to 400.
3. A DOK will only count if the station worked/heard is located in the Federal Republic of Germany at time of contact. Stations only have one DOK and give out only the number they are registered with the DARC QSL Bureau. Special Event DOK's will be published in cq-DL Magazine.

Applications for DLD:

All valid DOK's are listed in the official DOK list which may be obtained from the sponsor and is used as the application form.

A computer generated list will be accepted, providing it uses the same format as the application form issued by DARC.

It is recommended that you use a separate list for each band.

Fee for DLD100, 200, 600-900 = 10€ or $US10.  DLD300-500 with lapel pin = 13€ or $US13 and DLD1000 with engraved lapel pin = 16€  or $US16.   Applications must be verified by the applicants local club or official Award Manager.  Apply to: DARC, DLD-Diplome, Lindenallee 4, D-34225 Baunatal, Germany.  


(Chg 7/2012)

--Diploma Interest Group (DIG) Series ---

General Requirements: The DIG represents the German award hunters with an excellent awards series.

The DIG is an association of about 6200 members with a particular interest in amateur radio awards in more than 100 countries. It provides information about awards and certificates principally in German. The DIG's award program is available in several languages. All DIG awards and trophies may be applied for by any licensed amateur or SWL.

A large DIG-Information packet with all details of the DIG may be obtained by sea mail for 5€ for DL stations and for all others, 10€ or $US12 or 9 IRCs or by air mail for $US17 or 13 IRCs and one Self Addressed Label (SAL) .

To become a member of DIG, an amateur radio operator or SWL must have earned at least 25 awards, among them 3 of the DIG award program. Applicants are expected to be a member of their national amateur radio society, to speak, or at least understand some German, and support the DIG's most important maxims: excellent operating practice, politeness and activity on all bands as well as reliability in exchanging QSL cards.

If you want to join the DIG, send an application form (available from DH1PAL) together with a fee of 10€ for DLs and for all others, 15€, $US20.  Please also enclose 6 SAL to help the secretary save time when providing you with information. You will receive a small certificate for your folder and a large one for your shack wall confirming DIG membership.

To regularly receive the DIG Journal with current award news and updates, and the latest DIG members list in the spring of every year, send a further 10€ for DLs and for all others, 15€ or $US20 to the secretary once per year.

The award custodians are listed along with the rules for each award.  For a listing of DIG members, send  SAL and $US7 or 5€ o: Werner Theis, DH1PAL, Luxemburger Strasse 59, D-53881 Euskirchen, Germany. A member list is also available on their website in "csv" format GCR accepted. SWL OK.

The fee for each of the paper awards is 10€ or $US15.  However, if you request the award to be sent to you by e-mail, in the form of a PDF document, the cost is 2€ or $US3. 


(Chg 4/2010)

ACTIO 40 Award

Designed to promote the use of the 40 meters band.  A special application must be used, available for postage/IRC from DIG.  Make at least 100 contacts on the 40M band in one month using SSB and CW - they must be actual contacts, not quick contest QSOs.  Split frequency QSOs are OK.  GCR list should contain the usual data plus the name of the other operator and QTH of the station contacted.  Apply to: Uwe Lusmoller DL6YBY, Postfach 100250, D-45713 Haltern, Germany.  
Note: under DIG Trophy 1000, starting 1-1-95, earning this award will be a requirement to qualify.

(Award reinstated 3/2007, tks PA3CUZ)

Worked DIG Members

Available for having contacted DIG members as follows:

Class 3 
DX stations work 15 DIG Members
EU stations work 50 DIG Members

Class 2
DX stations work 30 DIG Members
EU stations work 75 DIG Members

Class 1 DX stations work 50 DIG Members
EU stations work 100 DIG Members

All HF bands and modes or for contacts on CW only or for contacts on the VHF/UHF bands only. Stickers for each additional 100 member up to 2000.  Apply to Werner Theis DH1PAL, Luxemburger Strasse 59, D-53881 Euskirchen, Germany. 

(CHG 10/02)

DIG-CEPT Diploma

The CEPT (Conference Europeene des Administrations des Postes et des Telecommunications) agreement is a reciprocal licensing device which makes it simple for any European Community (EC) licensed amateur to operate in another EC country. The host call prefix is first, then the actual station, for example; PA/DL9SC.

Contact 77 such stations operating outside of their home country with a minimum 7 different EC countries. No endorsements. GCR list, a self addressed sticker to: Alfons Niehoff DJ8VC, Ernst-Haase-Weg 6, D-48282, Emsdetten, Germany.

(CHG 2/5/14)

Worked DX Stations

Prove contact with amateur radio stations as specified below, on or after 1 Jan 1964 as follows:

Class 4 : 
DX work 200 EU, 10 must be on 80/40M.
EU work 200 DX, 20 must be on 80/40M.

Class 3 : 
DX work 500 EU, 25 must be on 80/40M.
EU work 500 DX, 50 must be on 80/40M.

Class 2 : 
DX work 1000 EU, 50 must be on 80/40M.
EU work 1000 DX, 50 must be on 80/40M.

Class 1 : 
DX work 2000 EU, 100 must be on 40M and 20 contacts on 80M.
EU work 2000 DX, 100 must be on 40 and 20 on80M.

Available for all bands/modes or CW only.  Apply to: Walter Hymmen DL8JS, Postach 19 25, D-32219 Bunde, Germany.

(CHG 10/02)


This award will be part of the DIG Award Program starting Jan 1, 2002 to commemorate the introduction of the EURO currency. The EURO will replace all former national currencies in the following countries: Belgium, Eire, Germany, Luxembourg, Finland, Netherlands, France, Austria, Greece, Portugal, Italy and Spain.

On HF, work 77 different stations in the above listed countries; all countries should be represented. On VHF you also need 77 contacts, but only 5 different countries must be worked and contacts with stations in European capital cities count double.

No band or mode restrictions, however special CW and VHF stickers are available as endorsements. Send your GCR list to: Alfons Niehoff DJ8VC, Ernst-Haase-Weg 6, D-48282, Emsdetten, Germany.

(Chg 2/5/14)

European Prefixes Award

Prove contacts with 100 different European prefixes. Endorsement sticker for each additional 50 prefixes. All prefixes listed in the WAE and DXCC country list are valid as are special short term prefixes. Award is available for all bands/modes (mixed), all CW or VHF/UHF only.  Contacts after 1 January 1969. Apply to Alfons Niehoff DJ8VC, Ernst-Hase-Weg 6, D-48282 Emsdetten, Germany

(CHG 11/2008)

Familia Award

Prove contacts earning 100 points after 1 Jan 1980. All contacts with at least two licensed amateurs or one licensed amateur and one SWL of the same family count one point for each contact. Available mixed mode/bands, all CW or VHF only. Apply to: Frank Ader DH5FA, Birkenhang 26, D-42555 Velbert-Langenberg, Germany. 

(Chg 8/2007)

Worked German Large Cities Award

Prove contacts with amateurs in German cities of over 100,000 persons.

Class 3 : DX stations 10 cities EU stations 20 cities (On VHF bands, 20 cities)
Class 2 : DX stations 20 cities EU stations 40 cities (On VHF bands, 30 cities)
Class 1 : DX stations 30 cities EU stations 60 cities (On VHF bands, 40 cities)

Each city may only be used once. Contacts after 1 January 1962. Available for all bands/modes (mixed) or CW only. Apply to: Bernd Muller DK7ZT, Weitershauser Str.11, D-35041 Marburg, Germany 

(CHG 8/2007)

Eligible cities: Aachen Augsburg Bergisch-Gladbach Berlin Bielefeld Bochum Bonn Bottrop Braunschweig Bremen Bremerhaven Chemnitz Cottbus Darmstadt Dessau Dortmund Dresden Dusseldorf Duisburg Erfurt Erlangen Essen Frankfurt/Main Freiburg Furth Gelsenkirchen Gera Gottingen Hagen Hamburg Halle/Saale Hamburg Hamm Hannover Heidelberg Heilbronn Herne Hildesheim Ingolstadt Jena Kaiserslautern Karlsruhe Kassel Kiel Koblenz Koln Krefeld Leipzeg Leverkusen Ludwigshafen Lubeck Magdeburg Mainz Mannheim Monchengladbach Mulheim/Ruhr Munchen Munster Neuss Nurnberg Oberhausen Offenbach Oldenburg Osnabruck Paderborn Pforzheim Potsdam Reck-linghausen Regensburg Remscheid Rheydt Rostock Saarbrucken Salzgitter Schwerin Siegen Solingen Stuttgart Trier Ulm Wanne-Eickel Weisbaden Wilhelmshaven Witten Wolfsburg Wurzburg Wuppertal Zwickau.

Germany Award

Commemorating the reunification of the two German states in 1990. Contact at least 5 stations in each State using at least 2 bands (80 stations total). All bands and modes. QSO's after 3 October 1990. The states and appropriate DOK prefixes are:

a. Baden-Wurttemburg (A,P) Bremen Niedersachsen (H,I) Sachsen (S) Bayern (B,C,T,U) Hamburg
b. Nordrhein-Westfalen (G,L,N,O,R)
c. Sachsen-Anhalt (W) Berlin (D) Hessen (F) Rheinland-Pfalz (K) Schleswig-Holstein (M) Brandenburg (Y) Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (V) Saarland (Q) Thuringen (X)

Available endorsements for Mixed, CW, or VHF. GCR list to: Uwe Lusmoeller DL6YBY, Postfach 10 02 50, D-45713 Haltern, Germany.  

(CHG 10/02)

International Airport Award

Prove contacts with statiopns in 50 different cities with an international airport. Only one contact counts from applicants country. All six continents have to be worked. Only contacts with fixed stations on or after 1 Jan 1973. All HF bands and modes (mixed) or only CW to  Walter Hymmen DL8JS, Postach 19 25, D-32219 Bunde, Germany. 

(CHG 10/02)

Two Mode Award

Work on CW 50 different countries including Germany and all 6 continents and again on Phone the same 50 different countries. The DXCC country list is used. Contacts after 1 Jan 1962. Apply to: Frank Ader DH5FA, Birkenhang 26, D-42555 Velbert-Langenberg, Germany. 

(Chg 3/2005)

Zodiak 270 Award

VHF 144 and 432 MHz QSO's from 1 January 1989 onwards count. SWL OK. Earn 50 points during one or more of the actual periods represented by the Zodiac (i.e. - Jan 21 to Feb 19th = Aquarius). Sticker available for each period. Each SSB QSO = 1 point on 2 meters, each CW QSO on 2 meters = 2 points. SSB on 70 Cm = 3, CW on 70 Cm = 4. Award is issued for either mode, not mixed. Each callsign may be contacted only once per period. No contest QSO's. CW endorsement available. Suggest you get special application from DJ8OT. GCR, Application form  to: Ingrid Weckmann DL4BO,  Alte Reihe 28, W-27313 Dorverden, Germany.

(CHG 10/02)

DIG Diploma 77

Worked at least 77 DIG members in at least 7 different countries but only 7 x 7 (=49) DIG members in the applicants own country. Contacts after 1 Jan 1977. Available for mixed modes/bands, all CW, VHF/UHF and for SWL's. Apply to: Frank Ader DH5FA, Birkenhang 26, D-42555 Velbert-Langenberg, Germany.

(Chg 3/2005)



General Requirements: All QSLs from members count for one point. Each member may only be contacted one time. Holders of DIG-trophy DIG plaques, and all DIG silent key members count 2 points.   QSLs from DIG club stations DL0DIG, DF0DIG, DK0DIG, OE1XDC and PI4DIG = 3 points each. Contacts with DIG special event stations (CR3DIG, DA0DIG, DF0DIG, DK0DIG, DL0DIG, DL0SDE, DL0XYL, HB9DIG, OE1XDC, OK5DIG, PI4DIG, 4X4DIG) count 3 points each. DIG members must have the DIG insignia printed on their QSLs or use a special stamp to identify themselves. Fee for each trophy (except Trophy 1000 which is free) is 20€  for DL, and $US30 or 25€ for all others.   Apply to: Hans-Peter Gunther DL9XW, Postfach 14 06, D-48504 Nordhorn, Germany. 

(Chg 1/2011)


Earn at least three different DIG-CW awards and earn 250 points with QSLs from DIG members. All bands, no time restrictions. CW only by both operators.


Earn at least three different DIG VHF/UHF diplomas and 250 points from DIG members. All contacts must have been made on the VHF/UHF bands by both operators.


Earn at least four different DIG-diplomas and 500 points with contacts with DIG-members.

DIG-Trophy 1000

Earn all DIG-diplomas in their highest class, the DIG Trophy and both DIG plaques. Possess QSLs from at least 1000 DIG members. There is no charge for this exclusive trophy.

DIG 30 Award

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, the DIG offers this award for contacting its members on or after Oct 10, 1999. At least 30 members have to be worked. On HF, no more than 3 members from the same DXCC entity should be counted. On VHF, only 3 members from each Maidenhead square (JO30, JO31, JN48....) May be counted. The award may be earned in SSB, CW or mixed modes. SWL OK. Apply to: Hubertus Golz DJ1HN, Doerpstroot 16, D-21709 Bossel, Germany.

(Chg 11/2008)

DL-Aktiv Diplom

The German Amateur Radio Club (DARC) e.V., local group OV) Ertingen, DOK P57, offers this diploma on the occasion of the peace since 1945 in Germany, which can be earned by radio amateurs and SWLs for contacts after the 1st of January 2002, in 2 classes: 

    Class A: The award is based on performance for one year and may be worked every year. Only contacts for this year count. 
     Class B: All contacts made on or after 1 Jan 2002 count.

1. Work German stations with different DOK numbers from "1" until the current number of years since peace was established in 1945.  For example, in 2010, you must work DOK numbers 1 to 65.  In 2011, work DOK numbers 1 to 66 and so forth.You may include up to 10 stations with DOK numbers bigger than the largest required for the year, as a joker for any missing DOK number.
2. Every District (A through Z, but not including J) must be included at least one time, and a maximum of 10 stations per district are allowed.  Special DOKs do not count.)
3. Every DOK number may only be used one time.
4. All bands and modes are accepted.  No use of Packet Radio.
5. Send GCR list with fee as applicable:    
     a. DL's send 5E plus postage costs of 1.45E = 6.45E.
     b. EU send 5E plus postage costs of 3E = 8E or $US10.
     c. DX send 5E plus postage costs of 6E = 11E or $US15.
6. Send applications and fee to: Michael Burgmaier DH8BM, Heudorfer Str., 9, D-88521 Ertingen, Germany. 
7. If the award is earned 5 years in a row, the fifth award is free of charge. 

Internet:   (Contains application for useful for each year.)

(The DARC is organized in 24 districts named by a letter from A to I and K to Y and a 2-digit-number. The letter Z is for the VFDB organisation and counts as a DARC district. Each district is divided into several local groups named with two numbers, for example local group Ertingen is P57, P stands for district Wuerttemberg, and therein it is the 57th local group. )

(Chg 4/2010 Rewrite)

Replace the existing rules in the online directory. Much bigger program now. 9/24/16

DL Flora & Fauna Program

The DARC e. V. Ortsverband (section) Syke (DOK I25) issues this award to licensed radio amateurs and short wave listeners on or after January 1st 2009 under the following conditions:

1. The applicant must establish all contacts from within the same DXCC-entity. A change of location (/am, /p, /mm, /m) within that entity/country is approved, there are no restrictions in using bands or modes.
2. You are is required to make contacts with several national parks and nature reserves located in Germany according to the attached list. The DL FF-reference is equal to the WFF-reference and has to be printed on the QSL-card.

3. The award is available in three classes:
Bronze for 8 DL FF
Silver for 14 DL FF
Gold for 20 DL FF
Trophy Bronze for 60 DL FF
Trophy Silver for 120 DL FF
Trophy Gold for 180 DL FF

4. A missing contact with a national park or nature reserve can be substituted by using a contact with DFØWFF as a "Joker-point". (Wild Card QSO).
5. Stations activating a national park or a nature reserve must be located within its borders.
6. It is assumed that the activator is following the rules of the park or preserve area activated.
7. Stations activating an area according to the DL-FF-listing are allowed to apply for the award by using a log extract. Therefore a minimum of 50 contacts has to be made.
8. All bands or modes can be used except packet-radio and echo-link.
9. If requested and proven, the award can be issued for a certain band and/or mode exclusively.
10. The application has to be sent together with a fee of $US10 or 7€ to the following address: Friedrich zur Hellen, DL4BBH, Hackfeld 13, 27243 Winkelsett, Germany.

Internet (home page)
Internet (rules)
Internet (list of parks)

DL-SP Award

Sponsored by DARC Brandenberg for both amateurs and SWLs.  Contact stations located along the German-Polish border after 1-1-94.  The name of the city or town must be clearly indicated on the QSL to be valid.  Each station may be worked on different band for extra points.  100 points are required for the award.  DL stations get 4 points for contacting a valid SP station and 3 points for a valid DL.  For SP stations, this is inverted.  Stations outside Poland and Germany earn 4 points for each valid station.  This award is not based on the DOK system or the Polish WOJ: it requires exact names of the respective cities.  All cities and towns along the river ODER and NEISSE which forms the natural border between DL and SP.  GCR list and fee of 5€  or $US7  to: Jurgen Greger DM4RM, Winsestrasse 4, D-15230 Frankfurt/Oder, Germany.  (Polish stations may contact SP3BLR to get a special arrangement in order to pay the fees in Polish Zlotys.


(Chg 5/2006)

DL-YL-33-Diplom-Edition and –Trophy

The YL- Section of the DARC eV has introduced the DL -YL -33 Award as a series available in 24 different designs, one for each district of the DARC V plus a special version/edition for the YLs VFDB making a series of 25 different diplomas.  The goal is to work different German YLs and / or German YL- SWL and / or German YL club stations on or after 1 March 2013.  Each call may be worked one time per band and / or operating time. All bands and modes are allowed for the award, except Packet Radio , EchoLink and D- STAR communications. .

Valid contacts include all personal calls of German YLs and YL SWL and the following YL club stations, DL0YLA , DL0YLB , DL0YLC , DL0YLD , DL0YLE , DL0YLF , DL0YLG , DL0YLH , DL0YLI , DL0YLK , DL0YLL , DL0YLM , DL0YLN , DK0YLO , DL0YLP , DL0YLQ , DL0YLR , DL0YLS , DL0YLT , DL0YLU , DL0YLV , DL0YLW , DL0YLX , DL0YLY and DL0YLZ. The YL club stations DF0YL , DL0YL and DA0YL may be used as Jokers (wildcard contacts for missing stations in a district .

Each edition of a German district award requires you to work at least 3 QSOs with YLs the district) and one contact with the respective YL- district - club station (for a total of 4 YL QSOs in the district) . 
Joker rule: If a special district club station or a district -YL is missing, one of the three Joker stations ( DA0YL , DF0YL or DL0YL ) can be used for this purpose..

Example: To earn the award for District H ( Lower Saxony) , the district would have a QSO with station DL0YLH and at least three contacts with YLs with an H-DOK on or after 1 March 2013. (Remember that the "DOK" identifies the station as a member of a radio club in that particular province. Therefore the designation of " DOK H-06 identifies the station as belonging to club #06 in the district of Lower Saxony. 99% of German stations identify their DOK somewhere on their QSL card. If you did not work the YL club DL0YLH, you may substitute with one of the Joker YL club stations, such as DA0YL for credit.

The certificate for each district has its own background color , the middle section of the award shows a motif with images and views of the respective district.
Application / award manager : Send log extract for alll editions to the custodian via e-mail to or by writing to Christiane Rüthing , DL4CR , Gaußstr. 55, D-63071 Offenbach, Germany.
Applications will be reviewed, and if sent in by e-mail, you will be contacted to pay the award fee . Payment via PAYPAL is also possible to Indicate purpose on the payment.

Costs of printed award: Each award is 8E. PDF files of each will be available and the cost then is only 2E. It is possible for collectors of the complete Edition series, to receive each version exclusively in PDF format, by paying a fee / donation of one-time 15 € to the YL- Unit ( bank details will be provided upon request) when applying for the first to receive any further editions diploma free pdf.

TROPHY : Those who earn the complete edition may apply for a special glass trophy, " DL -YL- Trophy" . This glass trophy bears the DL- YL logo and is numbered consecutively. Name and call the owner attached to it. The cost of the Trophy are 25 € including shipping .

DARC Districts:

Baden (A)
Franken (B)
Oberbayern (C)
Berlin (D)
Hamburg (E)
Hessen (F)
Köln-Aachen (G)
Niedersachsen (H)

Nordsee (I)
Rheinland-Pfalz (K)
Ruhrgebiet (L)
Schleswig-Holstein (M)
Westfalen-Nord (N)
Westfalen-Süd (O)
Württemberg (P)
Saar (Q)

Nordrhein (R)
Sachsen (S)
Schwaben (T)
Bayern-Ost (U)
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (V)
Sachsen-Anhalt (W)
Thüringen (X)
Brandenburg (Y)

Tks DH1PAL 9/24/13