GHANA, GIBRALTAR, GREECE
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Changes through 1/6/2016
Gibraltar ARS Series
General Requirements: No time band or time restrictions. SWL OK. GCR list and fee of $US3 to Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society, c/o Stephen Moreno ZB3R, PO Box 292, Gibraltar, EUROPE
Work 6 different ZB2 stations.
Work or hear the G.A.R.S. Headquarters station ZB2BU on 3 different bands. This station is now located on top of the Rock of Gibraltar up some 1350 feet, so it has a clear path to everyone.
General Requirements: Fee for each award is 10€ or 10 IRCs. Endorsements are 2€, $US2 or 4 IRCs. Apply to: R.A.A.G., Award Manager, PO Box 3564, 10210 Athens, Greece. Awards issued for SSB, CW, mixed or single mode.
Issued for contacts with 25 stations in the Athens area. Issued for any mode in the following 3 classes:
1st class - QSO's on 160 and 80 meters.
2nd class - QSO's on 40 and 30 meters.
3rd class - QSO's on any band, any mode.
Endorsement stickers for each 25 new contacts.
Greek Islands Award
Work and confirm 10 contacts in at least 3 groups of the Greek islands as listed below:
|1. Crete||6. Sporades|
|2. Dodecanese||7. Lesbos|
|3. Ionian||8. Khios|
|4. Cyclades||9. Thasos-Samothraki|
|5. Evia||10. Ikaria-Limnos|
Mixed mode or single band endorsement stickers for every 10 different islands.
Contacting stations located in Greece after 1 Jan 1975. Submit verified list of contacts with at least 7 Greek Stations from any of the 9 call areas: SV1 to SV9. No band or mode limitations.
Alexander the Great Award
The award is intended for radio amateurs or SWLs who have confirmed contacts with countries crossed by Alexander the Great. Only one contact should count from every country, except for Greece where at least 2 contacts are needed, one of them with SV2 call area (Macedonia). Contacts on or after 1 January 1958. May be endorsed for CW, SSB, RTTY or mixed mondes.
Available in 2
1st Category - contacts with all 25 countries listed.
2nd Category -contacts with 15 countries (SV2 and SV or SV5 required).
A paper award is offered for 2nd category; and a paper award plus a plaque with the face of Alexander the Great is awarded for the 1st category. Note: the IARU or RAAG's Award Manager must certify the list of contacts. If you are not a member of an association coming under IARU, the cards must be sent. Fee for Category 2 is 10€ or 10 IRCs. Fee for 1st Category is 25€ or25 IRCs.
|SV Greece||Z3 Fyrom (Macedonia)||TA Turkey||5A Libia||EZ Turkmenistan|
|SV2 Macedonia||LZ Bulgaria||YK Syria||YI Iraq||EY Tajikistan|
|SV2/A Mt. Athos||VU India||4X Israel||EP Iran||UJ Uzbekistan|
|SV5 Dodecanese||4K Azerbaijan||OD Lebanon||AP Pakistan||JY Jordan|
|ZA Albania||E4 Palestine||SU Egypt||YA Afghanistan||EK Armenia|
The Ancient Cities Award
The awards is issued to radio amateurs or SWL's who have confirmed contacts with stations in or near ancient Greek cities listed below. Contacts after 1 January 1958 in CW, SSB, RTTY or Mixed mode.
Available in 2 levels:
1e Catagorie: Contacts with 40 cities
2e Categorie: Contacts with 20 cities
|Ancient City||Nearby city||Call Area||Ancient City||Nearby City||Call Area|
|Potidea||SV2||Thasos Island SV8||SV8|
|Thessaloniki||SV2||Chios Island SV8||SV8|
|Argos||SV3||Delos Island||Mikonos Island||SV8|
|Asklipion||Kos Island||SV5||Lato||Agios Nikolaos||SV9|
Tks PA3CUZ 7/2004
THE EUROPE AWARD
Issued to radio amateurs or SWLs who have made contact with stations in all European countries or with a minimum of 40 counties according to the below listed catalogue (72 total). Only contacts made after January 1st 1958 count as valid. Contacts may be made on CW, SSB, RTTY or Mixed Modes.
Issued in two categories:
1st Category: Contacts with all 72 countries of Europe.
2nd Category: Contacts with 40 countries minimum.
A separate diploma shall be awarded for both Categories
(This is copied from the official RAAG website: http://www.raag.org/awards_en.html )
Opinions vary as to what countries make up the modern definition of Europe, as historically, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been long associated with Asia and the Middle East. In recent years some sources now consider them to be more closely aligned with Europe based on their modern economic and political trends. I.E. Both are similar to the former CIS country of Georgia, now included as part of Europe. We have moved in that direction and the same can be said for the island country of Cyprus. In addition, parts of Turkey and Russia are considered a part of Europe, as well as Asia. We attempt here to show the modern definitions, but in worldwide geography, there are often many answers (or opinions) to what appears to be a simple question.
Work All Greece in Digital Mode Award
Issued to radio amateurs or SWLs who make PSK or RTTY contacts with stations in all nine Greek Regions SV1-SV9 since 1 January 1958. The contacts must be made using only these two digital modes, and not RTTY and PSK combined. No endorsements.
Orient Express Award
The award is issued to radio amateurs or listeners who have had contacts with stations in all European cities where the famed "Orient Express" passenger train passed. (34 total). Contacts on or after 1 Jan 1958. The award may be endorsed for CW, SSB, Digital or Mixed Mode.
LIST OF CITIES:
|Athens SV1||Dijon F||Plovdiv LZ|
|Basel HB9||Frankfurt DL||Prague OK|
|Belgrade YU||Giurgiu LZ||Ruse LZ|
|Berlin DL||Innsbruck OE||Sofia LZ|
|Brussels ON||Lausanne HB9||Strasburg ON|
|Bucharest YO||London G||Trieste I|
|Budapest HA||Milan I||Thessalonica SV2|
|Calais F||Munich DL||Varna LZ|
|Chur HB9||Nice F||Venice I|
|Cologne DL||Oostende ON||Vienna OE|
|Constantinople/Istanbul TA2||Paris F||Zagreb YU|
Available in two categories:
1st Category: Contacts with 34 cities (all).
2nd Category: Contacts with 16 cities minimum.
The award is issued to radio amateurs or listeners who have had contacts with 2 stations from each of the Balkan countries according to the list shown below. (11 countries total - 22 QSOs).
1 Albania (ZA)
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina (E7)
3 Bulgaria (LZ)
4 Croatia (9A)
5 Greece (SV-SY)
6 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Z3)
7 Montenegro (4O)
8 Romania (YO)
9 Serbia (YU)
10 Slovenia (S5)
11 Turkey (TA, TC)
Only contacts made after January 1st 1958 count as valid.
The award is available in Mixed, SSB, CW, Digital and Satellite modes.
Send GCR list showing all QSO information for the contacts. The Award Manager of the national society (an IARU member) or two licensed radio amateurs must certify it.
Diploma cost for both categories is 10 IRC’s or 10 Euro. Send all applications to: RAAG AWARD MANAGER, Po Box 3564, 10210 Athens GREECE.
Tks SV1IW 10/16/14
The Amphipolis Award
BACKGROUND: The world is in front of an important new mystery: the Ancient Tomb of Amphipolis. Excavations of big scale are still in development, with amazing findings, while at the same time a big question arises. Who is buried inside this astonishing grave? Roxanne, spouse of Alexander the Great ? His son, Alexander the 4th? Or Alexander the Great himself?
Amphipolis was founded by the Athenians in 437 BC and is located in East Macedonia. After a strong battle in 422 BC, Amphipolis was conquered by the Spartans. It was regained by the Athenians and remained free till 357 BC, when it was conquered by Philip the Second of Macedonia. Due to its position it was used by Philip’s son, Alexander the Great as the start point for his expeditions to Asia. The tomb of Amphipolis was found on the Hill of Kasta. The surrounding wall of this important grave has a length of 500 meters and shapes one almost perfect circle. The diameter of the tomb is 158.4 meters. Almost intact, at a lot of points, the wall is covered with a cornice. The wall is constructed of marble from the island of Thassos. Originally, on the top of the Tomb there was a great Stone Lion, the Lion of Amphipolis. The Lion itself is 5.3 meters high and has a stone base that makes a total [with Lion] height of 15.84 meters.
More detailed info may be found at http://www.theamphipolistomb.com/
AWARD RULES: The Amphipolis Award is intended for Radio Amateurs or SWLers who make contacts with the prefectures which were associated with the ancient city of Amphipolis:10 Contacts are needed in total, 2 from SV1 Area (Attica), 3 from SV2 Area (Macedonia), 2 from SV3 area (Peloponnese) and 3 from SV7 area (Thrace). All Bands may be used for the contacts and SSB, CW, RTTY or Mixed Mode. Valid contacts made only after January 1st 1958.
Send a GCR list of all information about the confirmed contacts is required, and your national Association – IARU member or RAAG Award Manager must certify it. If the nominee is not a member of an association coming under IARU, he must mail the cards to the sponsor.
Send your application together with 10 Euro to: RAAG, AWARD MANAGER, P.O. BOX 3564, 102 10 ATHENS, GREECE
Tks SV1IW 10/17/14 (Chg 10/20/14)
Alexander The Great Award
This award is available to all Ham’s and SWL’s for confirming contacts or reports with 3 SV2 or 1 special call-prefixes (SX2, SW2, SZ2, SY2, J4) stations and the required number of the following countries which are included in ex-empire of Alexander the Great on two different levels:
Prefixes of countries which are valid for G.A. Award
SV2-Macedonia Greece TA-Turkey 4X/4Z- Israel SU - Egypt EP-Iran YI-Iraq EK-Armenia EY-Tajikistan EZ-Turkmenistan UK-Uzbekistan OD5-Lebanon YK-Syria 9K2-Kuwait JY-Jordan AP-Pakistan YA-Afghanistan VU-India.
Level 1 requires 3 SV2 stations (or 1
special Greek prefix [see above] plus 10 countries listed above.
Level 2 requires 3 SV2 stations (or 1 special Greek prefix [see above] plus 16 countries listed above.
Special CD-ROM about life and times of Alexander the Great as available if you request it - no charge if you have earned Level 2. One QSO or report with any special prefix SZ2, SX2, SW2 or J42 = 3 SV2 stations. No time, band or mode limitations. Crossband OK. GCR list and fee of $US10, 10€ to: Award Manager: Pavlidis Savas SV2AEL, PO Box 22013, Thessaloniki-55310, Greece.
Greek Islands On The Air Award Program (GIOTA)
General Requirements: Sponsored by the Aegean DX Group to create an interest the activation of the Greek islands, both those part of the IOTA program and many others as well. Each of the currently listed 367 Greek islands, islets, skerries and rocks of the Greek Seas have been separately identified and assigned a separate reference number - refer to the WWW site for listings. These islands have been divided into 5 geographical areas and form the basis for the GIOTA program. Separate awards have been made available for those who contact or operate from the islands.
A. All contacts must have been made from the same DXCC area.
B. Contacts after 1/10/95.
C. GIOTA award committee retains the right to request copy of your license.
D. All bands, and the modes of SSB, CW, Digital.
E. No endorsement for a single band or mode.
F. Cards are required, or photocopies or scanned copies are acceptable.
G. The name of the island as listed in the GIOTA charts must be printed or stamped on the card.
H. The Reference Number of the island should be included with the application.
I. DXPeditioners to the islands are asked to read special instructions for their instructions, which are found on the Internet site.
The awards are issued free of charge, though Greek stations should send 3E or 5 IRCs for postage and all others should send 5E or 8 IRC. Prepare a listing using WORD or EXCEL, send the cards/copies/scanned file and apply to: GIOTA, PO Box 04, GR 83 100, Samos, Greece.
GIOTA - 10 Hellenic Islands
This is the Basic Award in the program. At least 10 confirmed contacts with 10 different islands listed on the GIOTA charts are required. There must also be at least one contact with an island from each of the five individual geographical areas into which the Greek islands are divided according to the GIOTA charts:
1. NORTHERN AEGEAN SEA NAS
2. SOUTHERN AEGEAN SEA SAS
3. DODEKANISOS DKS
4. KRITIKO SEA KRS
5. IONION SEA INS
One island from each of these five geographical areas and another five islands from any of these areas, totaling 10 islands.
GIOTA Poseidon Award - 30 Hellenic Islands
At least 30 confirmed contacts with 30 different islands listed on the GIOTA charts are required (minus the 10 islands from the GIOTA 10) The 10 Hellenic Islands Award must be earned before this award.
GIOTA Big Blue Award - 60 Hellenic Islands
At least 60 confirmed contacts with 60 different islands listed on the GIOTA charts are required (minus the 30 islands from the GIOTA POSEIDON). The 30 Hellenic Islands Award must be earned before applying for this award.
GIOTA DXPEDITIONERS - 3 Hellenic Islands
The activation of at least 3 different islands listed on the GIOTA charts is required. They may be from the same or different geographical areas.
GIOTA DXPEDITIONERS ODYSSEY AWARD - 6 Hellenic Islands
The activation of at least 6 different islands listed on the GIOTA charts is required. They may be from the same of different geographical areas. The 3 Hellenic Islands Award must be earned before applying for this award.
Separate rules for island activators - see the website.
Greek Lighthouse Award
The Greek Lighthouse Award is sponsored by the Northern Greece Contest Team and may be earned by any Ham Radio operator or SWL for QSOs with (or reports from) amateur radio stations operating from Greek's lighthouses.
Classes/Number of Greek Lighthouses needed:
European & Asian DX stations DX Stations
Class I 15 10
Class II 10 6
Class III 5 3
There are no band / mode / time restrictions. All lighthouses contacted for the award must be different. The application is based on the received QSL cards photocopies of which (both sides) must be sent along with the application. Sending scans of the QSL cards to the manager by email is also permitted. The manager reserves the right to request any specific cards to satisfy any doubt whatsoever. Send list of stations, the copies of the cards and fee of 10€ or equivalent in US$ by e-mail or as a registered letter to: Pavlidis Savvas (SV2AEL), P.O. Box 22013, Triandria-55310, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Tks SV2AEL 7/20/08
Ionian Islands Award
Work three different stations, any band or mode, from the Ionian Islands region. SWL OK. The region consists of the islands of Kerkyra (Corfu), Paxi, Leucas, Ithaca, Kephalonia, Cerigo and Zakynthos (Zante) as they appear in the International Callbook. Contacts from 1-1-85. GCR list and fee of 5€ or $US10 to Nikos Karavitis SV8ZS, Akrotiri Zakynthos, 291 00, Greece.
MACEDONIAN Prefectures Award
Available for contacting prefectures of Macedonia. SWL OK. This award is offered in three levels:
BRONZE : 5 to 9 different
Prefectures of Macedonia regardless band or mode.
SILVER : 10~14 different Prefectures of Macedonia regardless band or mode.
GOLDEN + pin with Vergina's Sun: 15~21 different Prefectures of Macedonia regardless band or mode.
Each Class of Award will be certified by a different
colour sticker. There is no fee if the award and stickers are requested to be
in electronic format. It can be sent on pdf format
Every Prefecture counts once, no matter the number of modes, bands and QSOs with the same Prefecture.
The Prefectures are:
DRAMA KYKLADES (or CYCLADES) ELIA (or ILIA) KOZANI EVIA LARISA EVROS (or EBROS) MAGNISIA FLORINA PIERIA (or KATERINI) GREVENA (or GREBENA), RODOPI HALKIDIKI (or CHALKIDIKI)SERRES KILKIS VIOTIA (or BIOTIA) KAVALA (or KABALA) XANTHI
Three additional Prefectures counts for double credit as
a. PELLA is the birthplace of Alexander the Great,
b. IMATHIA was discovered the Tomb of Philipp II and
c. THESSALONIKI is the name of the sister of Alexander the Great.
Send your detailed QSO list/log extract, Self Addressed Label + fee of 10€s (or equal $ or IRCs) to Demetrius Anastasiades, SV2GWY, 28HS Oktobriou 3St, Tagarades, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece.
Tks PA3CUZ 8/11
Southern Point of Europe Award
The Radio Amateur Union of Northern Greece and RAUNG DX Foundation offers this certificate to any station which works SX9G on at least 3 of the bands from 160-6 meters. Send details of the QSOs plus fee of $US10 or 10E to: R.A.U.N.G. (SZ2TSL), PO Box 10483, 541 10 Thessaloniki, Greece.
Tks SV2DGH 1/2005
SV World Flora Fauna Award
Contact Greek National Parks or Nature Reserves in Greece, on or after 1 April 2010, as listed in the WFF Program .Contacts may be made on all HF Bands, 50 MHz and 144 MHz are also valid. Modes of CW, PHONE and digital. QSOs made through repeaters will not be considered. The QSL card must include the official WFF number and name of Park, Reserve or Landscape. Cards are not necessary, provided that the activation has been previously validated and activators has sent logs from activity. However any HAM must be have these QSLs in case any of them can be claimed by the Award manager".
Levels of the Award:
3rd class-25% different SVFF (for activators-3 activations)
2nd class-50% different SVFF (for activators-5 activations)
1st class-75% different SVFF (for activators-7 activations)
HONOUR ROLL-85% different SVFF (for activators-9 activations)
The 3rd class level will be issued initially and will be endorsed for higher levels. The HONOUR ROLL Certificate will be issued as separate Award. There is no fee if the award and stickers are requested to be in electronic format. (PDF file is sent). Send us your log with QSO information. A separate set of rules applies to activators. These rules are found on their website. If a printed certificate is needed, you should send your detailed QSO list + Self Addressed Label + fee of 10€ (or equal value in dollars or IRCs) to : Demetrius Anastasiades (SV2GWY), 28HS OKTOBRIOU 3St, TAGARADES, 57001 THESSALONIKI, GREECE.
Initial List of Greek National Parks and Nature Reserves:
FF NumberNAME LAT/LONG QTH Prefix SVFF-001 Ainos 38.08N/20.40E SV3 SVFF-002 Mount Athos 40.10N/24.19E SV/A SVFF-003 Mount Oiti 38.50N/22.19E SV1 SVFF-004 Mount Olympus 40.05N/22.22E SV2 SVFF-005 Mount Parnithta 38.10N/23.42E SV1 SVFF-006 Parnassos 38.35N/22.33E SV1 SVFF-007 Pindos 39.54N21.10E SV2 SVFF-008 Prespes 40.47N/21.04E SV2 SVFF-009 Sounio 37.43N/24.01E SV1 SVFF-010 Vikos-Aoos 39.58N/20.42E SV6 SVFF-011 White Mts.(Samaria) 35.15N/23.56E SV9
Future additions: The above list are the National Forest Parks in Greece. There are also National Parks, National Seaside Parks, Nature Reserve and Nature Monuments that are being considered for addition to the list.
Tks OH3GZ 3/16/10