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--- Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) Series ---
General Requirements: Available to both amateurs and SWL's. GCR list is accepted. Form of list will be specified, when required, in
the rules of each award. If GCR not available, you must submit all the cards
required plus postage for return to you.
Fee of 12 IRCs per
award. An additional 2 IRCs will be
charged for air mail delivery regardless of the number of awards claimed. Stickers
for AJA and WASA will be 6 IRcs regardless of the number of stickers issued per
applications. Stickers for JCC and JCG will be 6 IRCs per
|Awards||1000•||2000•||16 IRC's or $US equivalent to 2000•||The appropriate fee may be paid via PAYPAL. See note below. *|
|500•||1000•||8 IRC's or $US equivalent to 1000•||The appropriate fee may be paid via PAYPAL. See note below. *|
|5000•||10000•||10000• or $US equivalent to 10000•||The appropriate fee may be paid via PAYPAL. See note below. *|
* Go to link: www.jarl.org/English/4_Library/A-4-2_Awards/Award_Main.htm for an equivalent to this table, use the table similar to the one above called "PAYPAL" to transfer funds to the JARL for any of their awards.
If you use PAYPAL, please contact by e-mail to JARL, so they can associate your request with the payment.
Please contact by e-mail to JARL when you want to transfer from bank.
If you use the payment by bank transfer, you are also requested to pay the bank charge
at the recipient bank along with the award application fee.
Change Tks to VK3ANL. The JARL appears to be the first national society to make use of the Internet PAYPAL system. 11/20/15
Applicants may request up to three of the following endorsements:
1. Specific band (only contacts made in same band) (3.8
MHz is included in 3.5 MHz)
2. Modes - (only contacts made in the same mode) (CW, AM, SSB, FM, SSTV, RTTY, ATV, FAX)
3. Satellite - (only contacts made through amateur radio
4. QRP - (only contacts made through transmitters with final input of 5W or less.
5. QRPp - only contacts made through transmitters with final input of 0.5 watts or less.
Only contacts/receptions made on and after 29 July 1952 are acceptable
Only land station QSO's are acceptable. MM and Aero Moblile are acceptable for 50MHz-100, 144MHz-100, 435MHz-100, 1200MHz-10, 50 100, 2400MHz-10, 50, 100 and VU-1000 awards.
Contacts with Far East Military Auxiliary stations in Japan are NOT acceptable.
All contacts must be made on land within the same call area, or if no call area exists, within the same country.
Apply to: Japan Amateur Radio League - Award Desk, 1-14-5 Sugano, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-8073, Japan.
All JAPAN DISTRICTS (AJD) or (SWL-AJD)
Contact (or hear) and receive a card from a station in each of the 10 call areas of Japan.
Worked All Japan Prefectures Award (WAJA) (HAJA)
Contact (or hear) and receive a card from a station in each of the 47 prefectures of Japan. A list of QSL cards should be arranged in order of WAJA reference number, however names of prefecture may be omitted.
|01 Hokkaido||02 Aomori||03 Iwate||04 Akita||05 Yamagata||06 Miyagi||07 Fukushima||08 Niigata|
|09 Nagano||10 Tokyo||11 Kanagawa||12 Chiba||13 Saitama||14 Ibaraki||15 Tochigi||16 Gunma|
|17 Yamanashi||18 Shizuoka||19 Gifu||20 Aichi||21 Mie||22 Kyoto||23 Shiga||24 Nara|
|25 Osaka||26 Wakayama||27 Hyogo||28 Toyama||29 Fukui||30 Ishikawa||31 Okayama||32 Shimane|
|33 Yamaguchi||34 Tottori||35 Hiroshima||36 Kagawa||37 Tokushima||38 Ehime||39 Kochi||40 Fukuoka|
|41 Saga||42 Nagasaki||43 Kumamoto||44 Oita||45 Miyazaki||46 Kagoshima||47 Okinawa|
Japan Century Cities (JCC) (SWL-JCC)
Contact (or hear) and receive a card from a station located in each of at
least 100 different cities of Japan. JCC-200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 will be
issued as separate awards. The list of cards should be arranged in order of JCC
reference number, however the names of the city may be omitted. An
additional sticker will be issued at every 50 contacts such as: 150, 250, 350,
450, 550, 650 and 750 cities.
City list at: http://www.jarl.or.jp/English/4_Library/A-4-2_Awards/Award_Main.htm
Japan Century Guns (JCG) (SWL-JCG)
As above for the rules of JCC, but "cities" replaced by
"guns", however, only the
separate and awards and stickers go to 550 different guns.
(Chg 6/2009) .
What is a GUN? Japan has, as administrative districts 47 prefectures, which are divided into cities, towns and villages. "Gun", not being an administrative district, is a regional congregation of towns and villages.
The following awards are also available. They may be claimed by having contacted (heard) and received a QSL card from each of the different stations on the frequency band listed:
50MHz-100, 144MHz-100, 430MHz-100
1200MHz-10, 50, 100, 200, 300, etc.
2400MHz-10, 50, 100, 200, 300, etc.
5600MHz-10, 50, 100, 200, 300, etc.
10 Ghz -10, 50, 100, 200, 300, etc.
24 Ghz -10, 50, 100, 200, 300, etc.
47 Ghz -10, 50, 100, 200, 300, etc.
75 Ghz -10, 50, 100, 200, 300, etc.
Contact (hear) and receive a QSL from each of at least 1000 different stations on the 50MHz, 144MHz and/or 435MHz. For higher levels, VU-2000, VU-3000, etc. will be issued. A list of QSL cards should be arranged in alphabetical order of prefix, followed by suffix. Only contacts made on and after 29 July 1977 are acceptable.
Worked All Cities Award (WACA) (HACA)
Contact (heard) and received a card from a station in each of all the cities of Japan that are in existence on the day when the final contact (reception) is made. The list of QSL cards should be arranged in order of JCC reference number, however names of cities may be omitted.
Worked All Guns Award (WAGA) (HAGA)
Same as WACA above, except "cities" is replaced by "guns".
Cities and Guns listings are available at DXAWARDS.COM .
Asian DX Award (ADXA) (SWL-ADXA)
Contact (heard) and received a QSL card from a station located in each of at least 30 Asian countries, including Japan. Cards should be arranged in order of the listing of the following list:
|A4 Oman||HS Thailand||4J/4K/UD Azerbaijan||VU India||ZC4 UK Bases Cyprus||9N Nepal|
|A5 Bhutan||HZ Saudi Arabia||4L/ UF Georgia||VU Andaman & Nicobar||1S Spratley||9V Singapore|
|A6 United Arab Emirates||JA Japan||EK/ UG Armenia||VU Laccadive Isl.||3W, XV Vietnam|
|A7 Qatar||JD1 Ogasawara Isl.||EZ/UH Turkmenistan||XU Kampuchea||4S Sri Lanka|
|A9 Bahrain||JT Mongolia||J2/A Abu Ail, Jabal at Tair||XW Laos||4W Yemen|
|AP Pakistan||JY Jordan||UJ/UM/UI Uzbekistan||XX9 Macao||4X, 4Z Israel|
|BV Taiwan||OD Lebanon||EY/UJ Tadzhiksitan (Chg 01)||XZ Burma||5B Cyprus|
|BY China||S2 Bangladesh||UN/UQ/UL Kazakhstan||YA Afghanistan||8Q Maldive Isl.|
|EP Iran||TA2-8 Turkey||EX/UM Kirghizia||YI Iraq||9K Kuwait|
|HL Korea||UA9/0 Asiatic Russia||VR2/VS6 Hong Kong||YK Syria||9M2 W. Malaysia|
Deleted Countries: contacts valid on or before listed date:
|AC3 Sikkim 30 April 1975||VS9H Kuria Muria 30 Nov 1967|
|AC4 Tibet 31 May 1974||ZC6, 4X1 Palestine 1 Jul 1968|
|CR8 Damao,Diu 31 Dec 62||9K3,8Z5 Kuwait/Saudi Arabia Neutral Zone 14 Dec 1969|
|CR8 Goa 31 Dec 1962||9M2,VS2 Malaya 15 Sep 1963|
|C9 Manchuria 15 Sep 1963||JD1 Okino Tori-shima 30 Nov 1980|
|FI8 Fr Indo China 31 Oct 1954||KR6,KR8 Ryukyu Is. 14 May 1972|
Asian DX Award Half (ADXA-Half) (SWL-ADXA-Half)
Contact (heard) and received a QSL card from a station located in at least of the 15 Asian countries listed above, including Japan. Listing of the cards should be in order of Asian Countries list.
Heard All Continents (HAC)
Hear and receive a QSL from an amateur station located in each of the 6 continents. The continental boundaries for IARU's WAC are standard, with a few exceptions in Asia which are shown in the Asian Countries list.
Amateur Satellite "Fuji" (SWL-A.R. "Fuji")
Contact 10 different stations through the Satellite "Fuji" (only contacts in CW or SSB mode). You must possess the cards.
Worked All Square Award
Contact at least 100 different Grid Square Locators any where throughout the world. (First 4 digits); sticker endorsements each additional 100 squares. Contacts after 1 July 1992. All contacts must be made from the same grid square in your country. Even if the square of the station which issued a QSL card is not shown clearly, a QSL card showing the longitude and latitude of the station from which its square can be calculated will be valid. In this case, these coordinates should be shown on the QSL card list. The location where your station operates should be within one square. Same station may be counted on each band and square. No cross band except by satellite. Endorsement fee is 5 IRCs. Available in two classes: WASA-V-U-SHF (50 Mhz and above) or WASA-HF (28 Mhz and below). GCR list must include Grid square data. No endorsements for band/mode.
10 MHz-100 Award
Available to all amateurs (SWLs) who submit a list of QSL cards that show two-way communications (contacts) with different 100 amateur stations on 10 MHz band. Contacts must be dated April 1, 2002 or later. Applicants must have all QSL cards concerned, but no GCR needed. A list of QSL cards should be indicated in alphabetical order by prefix followed by suffix. Contacts may be made from any location. The fee is 1,000 yen (8 IRCs or $US8 for non-JARL members.
18 MHz-100 Award
Available to all amateurs (SWLs) who submit a list of QSL cards that show two-way communications (contacts) with different 100 amateur stations on 18 MHz band. Contacts must be dated April 1, 2002 or later. Applicants must have all QSL cards concerned, but no GCR needed. A list of QSL cards should be indicated in alphabetical order by prefix followed by suffix. Contacts may be made from any location. The fee is 1,000 yen (8 IRCs or $US8) for non-JARL members.
24 MHz-100 Award
Available to all amateurs (SWLs) who submit a list of QSL cards that show two-way communications (contacts) with different 100 amateur stations on 24 MHz band. Contacts must be dated April 1, 2002 or later. Applicants must have all QSL cards concerned, but no GCR needed. A list of QSL cards should be indicated in alphabetical order by prefix followed by suffix. Contacts may be made from any location. The fee is 1,000 yen (8 IRCs or $US8) for non-JARL members.
Available to all amateurs (SWLs) who submit a list of QSL cards that show two-way communications (contacts) with different 1000 amateur stations on one or more WARC bands (10MHz, 18MHz and 24MHz). Contacts must be dated April 1, 2002 or later. Applicants must have all QSL cards concerned, but no GCR needed. A list of QSL cards should be indicated in alphabetical order by prefix followed by suffix at every band. Contacts may be made from any location. If you contacted the same station on a different WARC band, it would be considered that you contacted different two stations. An additional sticker will be issued at every 1000 contacts. The fee is 1,000 yen (8 IRCs or $US8) for non-JARL members. Each additional sticker fee is 600 yen (5 IRCs or $US5) for non-JARL members.
Internet site: http://www.jarl.or.jp/English/4_Library/A_4_2_Awards/Award_Main.htm
JARL Award Master (JAM)
JARL recognizes amateur radio operators who have earned ten or more awards sponsored by the JARL, including short term awards which are expired. The award is issued in 4 classes: Bronze - 10 awards, Silver - 25 awards, Gold - 50 awards and Platinum - 100 awards. You may count the same award multiple times if you have earned endorsements for different bands or modes. Send a list which includes the name of the award, endorsement(s) if applicable, the serial number of issue and date issued by JARL. The fee is 1000• or 5 IRC's for each class. Applications will be accepted on or after October 1, 2004.
All Japan Award (AJA)
May be claimed for having contacted (heard) 1000 different cities, "Guns" (see JCG rule) and/or "Ku"* using at least 2 bands and more and having received 1000 cards from contacted stations. Endorsement stickers are issued at the level of each additional 500 (below 3000) and each additional 250 (above 3000).
* Ku means an administrative unit (= ward) in big cities of Japan. For example, Tokyo-23 wards and Yokohama are divided into several Ku's. You can download the list of Japan's Ku's.
Contact with big cities which are separated into several Ku's may be counted as Ku's points only. You cannot count such contacts as cities points. But, contacts with those big cities which have not been separated into Ku's should only be counted using the points for the city. For example, Saitama-city (JCC number 1344) was separated into 9 Ku's on April 1, 2003. Your contacts with Saitama-city on and after April 1, 2003 must be counted only using Ku's points. However, contacts with Saitama-city before April 1, 2003 should be counted as Saitama-city.
Tks PA3CUZ 6/27/09
Worked All Ku's Award
Contact and confirm a station located in each of the 170 Ku's of Japan which are in existence on the day when the final contact is made. A "Ku" is an administrative unit (equivalent to a ward) in the government designated cities of Japan (except in the 23 special wards of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government). For example, at this time there are 24 Ku's in Osaka City and 18 in Yokohama. A complete list of the Ku's are shown in the website reference below.
Tks K1BV Research
--- A1 Century Club Award Series ---
General Requirements: This is a club promoting the use of CW, so all contacts needed for these awards must be via this mode. There is no charge for these awards since they are issued in a PDF format and sent to you by e-mail.
Awards are issued upon receipt of your e-mail log extract in the ADIF format. If you cannot provide a file in this standard logging format, the following style text is also acceptable:
Callsign of wkd stn_DATE(yyyy-mm-dd)_time(hh:mm)_RST(TX)_RST(RX)
JE1TRV 2009-05-28 12:34 7.026 559 559 <--- The first section should contain A1CC members only.
JR1CPB 2009-05-29 23:59 7.111 599 599
UA9CAL 2010-01-15 0455 14.034 599 599 <--- The section should is used for the A1CC SPECIAL award and will
BX1AA 2010-05-15 0734 21.003 599 599 contain non-member contacts.
A1 Century Club
Award (A1CC) "Original"
(Available to club members only)
Contact club members only on CW. Each contact = 1 point. All contacts must be different so contacts with JO1ZZZ and JO1ZZZ/2 or JO1ZZZ/QRP only count one time for one point. A minimum of 100 points are needed for the award. Higher grades of the award are issued for each 100 points earned. Special endorsements for all QRP and Single Band are available on request.
A1 Century Club Award
(Available to all stations)
Contact at least 100 stations on CW, 20% or more must be club members. The list of club members is found on their website. Higher grades of the award and special endorsements follow the rules above.
(Available to all stations"
Make 7 CW QSOs on 7MHz on any of the following days of any month: 7, 17 or 27. The hours of the QSOs must be based on JST (GMT +9). Contacts on or after January 7, 2009 are valid. Use special application form found on their website.
Abashiri Club Series
General Requirements: GCR list and 12 IRCs for each award. Each of the awards below may be earned in 3 levels: Class A - spell the term out with YL stations plus one YL station in Abashiri City; Class B - spell out including JA1 to JA0 (10 districts) plus one station in Abashiri City; Class C - unconditional, but one station in Abashiri City. Apply to Toshikazu Shinada JR8SUB, 88-44 Kouyou, Abashire, Hokkaido 093-0084, Japan.
GENSEIKAEN-SYO Spell out "GENSEIKAEN" with the last letter of each station's callsign.
MIZUBASYO-SYO as above, spell out "MIZUBASYO".
RYUHYO-SYO as above, spell out "FLOWING ICE".
SANGOSOU-SYO as above, spell out "SANGO GRASS".
Akita All Cities and Guns Award
Contact 9 different cities and 9 different guns in Akita Prefecture after 1 April 1972. (See JARL series for JCC and JCG list). GCR list and fee of •500 or 7 IRCs to Kenichi Takahashi JH7MSQ, 1223 Kurotsuchi, Shimizu, Nakasen-machi, Senboku-gun, Akita 014-02, Japan.
Alphabet Sandwich Call Letter Award
Work stations where the first and third letters of their suffix are the same. (Example: JA1GAG, W6MVM, UA3KAK).
Class Bronze - make alphabet one case. - 26 QSO's.
Class Silver - make alphabet two times - 52 QSO's.
Class Gold - make alphabet three times - 78 QSO's.
Cases are: 26 in same country, 26 different prefixes or 26 including 10 different countries. Licensed amateurs only. No time, band or mode limitations. Send alphabetical GCR list and $4US or 7 IRCs to: Souichi Miyamoto JA3DBD, 6-9-2 Hagbikigaoka, Habikino, Osaka 583, Japan.
Ameto Tsuchito Award (Heaven and Earth
Issued by the Joetsu Club
Class Chintori - Confirmed contact with 7 stations from the below eligible cities or guns list including one Joetsu city station
Class Hisabun - Confirmed contact with all 20 stations from the below eligible each cities and guns.
Class Kenshin - Confirmed contact with 20 stations from the below eligible each cities and guns and spell out the word "UESUGI KENSHIN" with the last letter of their suffixes.
Endorsement for Band and Mode is available.
GCR list and fee of Yen800.- plus applicant's QSL card (a supplementary prize is also available upon request at Yen2000.-) Apply to: Award Manager, Joetsu Club, PO Box 33, Takata, Joetsu city, Niigata 944 Japan
Eligible cities and guns list:
Arai city (JCC 0817), Joetsu city (JCC 0822), Nagano city (JCC 0901), Matsumoto city (JCC 0902), Okaya city (JCC 0904), Suwa city (JCC 0906), Chino city (JCC 0914), Shiojiri city (JCC C0915), Kofu city (JCC 1701), Nirasaki city (JCC 1707), Higashi Kubiki gun (JCG 08014), Naka Kubiki gun (G08011), Nishi Kubiki gun (JCG 08012), Kamiminouchi gun (JCG 09003), Sarashima gun (JCG 09007), Higashi Chikuma gun (JCG 09015), Minami Azumi gun (JCG 09016), Suwa gun (JCG 09011), Kitakoma gun (JCG 17001), Nakakoma gun (JCG 17003).
Contact 6 continents, each station must have a suffix which spells the name of an animal. Example: W1DOG LU2PIG VK3CAT UA9APE G5FOX ZS1OX, etc. The suffix "ZOO" is a wild card and may be used to substitute for any one missing suffix.
Class A: all the same suffix such as DOG and all on
one band or mode;
Class B: One band and mode,
Class C: One Mode.
GCR list and fee of 10 IRCs or $US5 to: Harry M. Kashiwai JA6BEE, 2282-3 Imai , Yukuhashi City, Fukuoka 824-0018, Japan.
Worked Anniversary Special Call Award
Contact special callsign stations worldwide. Class AA - 6 continents and Antarctica, Class A - 6 continents, Class B - 3 continents. DXpeditions are all counted. GCR list and •500 or7 IRCs to: Susumu Matsunaga JA6AKV, PO Box 11, Oreo, Yahata-nishi, Kitakyusyu, Fukuoka 807-8691, Japan.
Sponsored by the Yokohama Aoba Ham Club (YAHC) for contacting one station each in the Aoba-ward of Yokohama and Sendai cities. These are AJA numbers 1101-17 and 0601-01 respectively and should be shown on their QSL cards. Contacts after 6 Nov 1994. GCR list and 1 IRC or $US2 to Ichiro Okamura JF1SSM, Utsukushigaoka 4-7-14, Aoba-ku, Yokohama 225-0002, Japan.
Aomori Nebuta Award
Spell the term "AOMORI NEBUTA" by using the last letters of callsigns from stations you have worked in levels shown below. A station from Aomori City may replace any missing 2 letters.
Gold - use cards of JA7 call area including one Aomori City and other
stations including all six continents.
Silver - use cards of JA7 call area including two from Aomori City.
Copper - Use cards of all call areas of Japan (JA1-JA0) including one from Aomori City.
GCR list and fee of 6 IRCs or •500 to: Masamichi Ohkawa JA7NUZ, 1-19-35 Kususshi, Aomori City, Aomori 038-0013, Japan.
Note: not available outside of Japan per JA3BAG
Worked Asian Prefixes Award
Contact different Asian prefixes for these classes: I = 20-39 prefixes, II = 40 prefixes, III = 60 prefixes, IV = 80-99 prefixes, EXTRA = 100 prefixes. SWL OK. Endorsements for single band, QRP (<5 watts), 1-day, satellite, etc. GCR list and 7 IRCs to: Tadao Shimoichi JA1WPX, 4-12-8 Ebara, Shinagawa, Tokyo 142-0063, Japan.
Confirm contact with any 18 Japanese stations spelling out the term "BALLOON RACE IN OJIYA" using the last letter of their suffix.
Endorsement for mode or band on request. GCR list and fee of •500 or equivalent to: Hiroshi Yamata JH0BNF, 8-25 Asahicho, Ojiya 947-0005, Japan.
Spell the term "BIHORO PASS" as follows for different levels:
Class AA - use the first letter of station prefixes.
Class A - use the last letter of station suffixes, completing AJD (JA1-0 areas) plus one Bihoro resident station.
Class B - use the last letter of station suffixes and one located in a town or village of Bihoro.
SWL OK GCR list and fee of Yen 400 or 8 IRCs to: JARL BIHORO ARC, PO Box 26, Bihoro-cho, Abashiri-Gun, Hokkaido 092, Japan.
Bull Fight Award
Confirm contact with 9 JA stations spelling out the word "BULL FIGHT" with the first letter of their suffix.
Class A - complete with nine 0 (zero) call area stations + JH0BNF
Class B - complete including five 0 (zero) call area stations.
Class C - Complete with any nine stations.
Endorsements for band or mode on request. GCR list and fee of •500 or equivalent to: Hiroshi Yamata JH0BNF, 8-25 Asahi cho, Ojiya 947-0005, Japan.
All Chiba Award
Class C: Contact All Cities, Guns and Wards (Chiba City) in Chiba Prefecture
plus another 100 stations in Chiba Prefecture
Class H: Contact 1000 stations inChiba prefecture.
Class I: Contact All Cities, Wards and Towns/Villages in Chiba Prefecture
Class B: Achieve Class I on 2 different bands.
Class A: Achieve Class I on 3 different bands.
For Class C and H, contacts should be composed of different stations. In case of Class I, B and A, you may use the same station for up to 5 QSO's on the same band.
Special rules for DX stations only:
Class CHI - 100 different Chiba prefecture stations.
Class BA - as above, but up to 5 contacts with the same station will be acceptable for each band.
Endorsement by band and mode, except SSB. GCR list and fee of 2 IRCs or Yen190 to Ryoji Horie JE1DFM, 691-5 Kamiizumi-cho, Wakaba ku, Chiba 265-0045, Japan.
Chiba Award Hunters Group Series
General Requirements: GCR accepted. Apply to listed manager for each award.
Worked Chiba City
Contact one station in each of the 6 wards of Chiba City; Chuo, Hanamigawa, Inage, Wakaba, Midori and Mihama. Fee = 190• for domestic applicants, DX, suggest 10 IRC. Endorsements for mode or single band. Endorsement fee is SASE or SAE and 1 IRC. Apply to Ryoji Horie JE1DFM, 3-1-2-203, Kita Chishirodai, Wakaba-ku, Chiba-city 264, Japan. (CHG 96)
50 In Chiba City
Contact 50 Chiba City stations. A station may be worked on more than one band for credit. Endorsements for any mode or band, except SSB. GCR and 2 IRCs (suggest 10 IRCs for DX) to: Etsuro Sudo JH1IED, 41 Ohtaka, Midori-ku, Chiba-city 267-0054, Japan.
Commercial Ham Club Series
General Requirements: Awards are available to licensed amateurs and SWL's. Fee for each award is 500 yen, $5US or 6 IRCs. Apply to: Yasumasa Tanaka JH1DLJ, 733 Motoyoshida, Mito City 310-0836, Japan.
MITO 310 Award
Contact 10 JA's in Mito City on 3 bands which may be 40-20-15 or 20-15-10 meters.
73 Award (only for YL's) - Deleted 95.
88 Award (only for OM's) - Deleted 95.
Diploma of DXer
Issued by Gifu CW Dxer Group. Confirm contacts with stations whose prefix contains a numeric character. (I.e., 7J1AAL, 9U5XX).
Class TOP - Numerical prefixes from 10 different countries.
Class SENIOR - Numerical prefixes from 5 different prefixes.
Class JUNIOR - Numerical prefixes from 5 different stations.
Endorsements upon request. GCR list and fee of •500 or 5 IRCs to: Hayashi JA2GCW, 2102-2, Tsukimi cho, Gifu city, Gifu 502, Japan.
DX Family Award Program
General Requirements: GCR list certified by national amateur radio society. Two way communications only. No charge for their awards, but postage/IRC recommended. SWL OK. Apply to: Souichi Miyamoto JA3DBD, 9-2 Habikigaoka 6-chome, Habikino, Osaka 583-0864, Japan.
DXF "D" Award
Work 5 DXF members. Each symbol seal on their QSL is valid for the award.
DXF "X" Award
Spell D.X.F. 5 times with any letter of different country prefixes such as: DL2CQ XE2HL FK8DD
DXF "F" Award
Contact 5 different countries where the expedition is either sponsored by the DXFF or the station has issued special QSLs sponsored by DXFF.
DX 5C-6C Award
Issued by the Methil Club for confirmed contacts with 5 countries from each of the 6 continents. GCR list and fee of •500 or 10 IRCs to: The Menthil Club, CPO Box 80, Sendai City, 980-0000 Japan.
--- EHIMA Award Hunters Group Series ---
General Requirements: Each of the 3 awards listed has a different member of this group as the custodian.
One Day WAJA
Sponsored by the Ehime Award Hunters Group. Work all 47 prefectures of Japan in one day beginning at 0000 UTC and ending 2359 UTC. GCR list and fee of 4 IRCís to: Tadayuki Nakaoka JE5IWA, 848-15, Sugeta-kou, Sugeta-cho, Ozu-City, Ehime, 795-0081 Japan.
Otedama Asobi Award
Work members of the Ehima Award Hunters Group and collect at least three varieties of their special QSL cards. The award is free if all 3 contacts are made with YL operators. Endorsement for band and mode upon request. Fee is 3 IRCs. Apply to: Shoji Ochi JH5GEN, 21-13 Minamikoge-cho, Imabari-City, 794-0811, Japan.
Sakura Map Award
Work the 47 prefectures of Japan in the following order. (Prefecture numbers are shown in parenthesis):
First Okinawa (47)
Then the seven prefectures (40-46) of the 6th call area.
Then four (36-39) of the 5th call area.
Five (31-35) of the 4th call area.
Six (22-27) of the 3rd call area.
Three (28-30) of the 9th call area.
Four (18-21) of the 2nd call area.
Eight (10-17) of the 1st call area.
Two (08-09) of the 0 call area.
Six (02-07) of the 7th call area.
And Hokkaido (01) of the 8th call area as last contact.
Class: Someiyoshino - if all contacts are made between 24 March and 20 May of
Class: Yamazakura - no restriction on QSO date.
Contacts must be made on or after 1 Jan 1996.
GCR list and fee of 4 IRCs to: Chieko Tokunuaga JH5AYG, 220-246, Shimoshimayama-kou, Saizyou-city, Ehime, 793-0006, Japan.
Eniwa Suzuran Award
Sponsored by the Eniwa ARC for confirming contact with 12 stations to spell out the word "ENIWASUZURAN" using the last letter of their suffix.
Class A - use only YL's which must be
in 3 different areas plus one station from Eniwa, either OM or YL.
Class B - use stations in either different cities or in guns plus any station from Eniwa.
Class C - make with any station and 1 Eniwa city station.
Endorsement for band or mode on request. Provide list and fee of •300 (outside of Japan, the fee is $US6) plus postage to: Yoshio Katsuhara, 591 Sumiyoshi-cho, Eniwa City, 061-1441 Japan.
(Chg per JA3BAG 2-01)
Contact 3 or more regular FEDXP members. GCR list and $10US, 10 IRCs or •1000 to: Hisato Kobayashi 7K1WLE, 2-7-19 Mejirodai Hachiouji-city, Tokyo 193-0833, Japan.
Eligible stations: JA1BK BN EL GV YL AAT AEQ BDF BLC BRK BTH BWA BYM CFD CIB CJF CVV CWP DDH DDR DUH DZY EOD ELY EQM FHK FNA FSL HGY HYF IBX IFP INJ JAN JRK JWP JXR MIN OCA OND QER QXY TAA UQP.JF1PUW JH1CJQ EDB FLR QOJ XUP. JE1BSD BYI XHN. JG1RVR. OUT RVN JI1QPU UYQ. JK1OPL. JL1BLW JP1NWZ JR1MLU JA2BY JW UJ XW ADH AEY ANX BAY BSM HGA INO LCP NDQ THS. JF2XGF JH2ATX UVL JA3KE EK KE RQ TC AAQ CMF PXH . JR3IIR ANG. JA4AS BS DZ DND. JH4UYB. JA5FQ CAX NSR PUL. JA6CY LC PY ACZ BSM BXA EYD GDG. JH6SOR JA7FS GB JU NX AKQ EAT GQZ KSD SGV. JA8BB BY ADQ AKQ . JA9CQ AGX AQE BMP. JA0CE RR CRG FLR KAZ. 3X3JA 3X5DX. (CHG 97)
Four Corners Award (FCA)
The "FCA" award is sponsored by the Yokohama Aoba Ham Club (YAHC). Contact one amateur station in each of the four corners (Sub-Square) of a Square based on the Maidenhead Grid Locator system.
Class A: Same Square (e.g.PM95aa/PM95ax/PM95xa/PM95xx)
Class B: Same Field (e.g.PM54aa/PM74ax/PM85xa/PM97xx)
Class C: Any Square (e.g.EN60aa/KN09ax/LP90xa/CN99xx)
All bands and modes OK. No date limitations. SWL OK. Contacts with mobile or portable stations are also valid. Send a GCR list and postage fee of one IRC or $US2 to Mr.Ichiro Okamura, Utsukushigaoka 4-7-14,Aoba-ku, Yokohama 225-0002 JAPAN.
Tks JF1SSM 2/19/08
Contact 10 different Fair stations or any stations who issue commemorative QSL cards. GCR list applicant's own QSL card and fee of •500 or 7 IRCs to: Susumu Matsunaga JA6AKV, PO Box 11, Oreo, Yawata-nishi, Kitakyusyu, Fukuoka 807, Japan.
Fuji Amateur Radio Club Award
Contact 10 different stations in Shizuoka prefecture, including 2 in Fuji City or Fujinomiya city after 1 Jan 1964. All bands and modes. GCR list and fee of 6 IRCs to: Tatsumi Itoh, F.A.R.C. JA2PY, 174-39 Hiromi-cho, Fuji-city, Shizuoka 417-0000 Japan.
Fukushima Branch JARL Series Note: we have learned that the Branches of JARL no longer exist, manager for awards not announced as of 10/2001.
General Requirements: GCR list - JA applicants need signature by 2 JARL members, DX need certification by official of the A.R. League or club official. Fee is •500 for JARL members in Japan, •1000 if not JARL member. DX fee is 10 IRCs. SWL OK. Band and mode endorsements upon request. Apply to: Takakuda Minoru JA7TX, Pres. JARL Fukushima Branch, Motomachi-4-1, Sukagawa-shi, Fukushima-ken, 962 Japan. (TKS ONL-4003)(95)
All Fukushima Award - Contact 10 different cities and counties since 10 April 1972. Special award for contacting 24 different.
Fukushima Golden Award - Contact one station in each of the cities, towns and villages of Fukushima Prefecture since 29 July 1952. Special list available from K1BV for SASE. (This is a TOUGH award.)
Gaijin Butai (Foriegner Troop) Award
Issued by the Hamamattsu Novice Club for confirming contact with 10 7J stations. At least one of these must be a club station (7J*Y or 7J*Z prefix).. Contacts after 7 Sep 1985. GCR list and fee of •500 to: Hamamatsu Novice Club, Nishi Hamamatsu, PO Box 74, 432-8691 Japan.
Gifu Checkmate Club
Issued by the Gifu Checkmate Club for confirmed contact with 17 stations spelling out the word "GIFUCHECKMATECLUB" using the last letter of their suffix in the following classes:
Class DX - using DX stations only.
Class King - complete with OM stations including 3 Gifu stations.
Class Queen - complete with YL stations including 1 Gifu station.
Endorsements by band and mode as requested. GCR list and fee of $US3 or 5 IRCs to: Tetsushiro Mori JR2XJO, 36 Nishi-Zaimoku Town, Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, 500-8691 Japan.
-- Green Club Series
General Requirements: GCR list and fee of 7 IRCs to: JARL Green Club, Taky Takagi JA7TJ, 35 Yushima Hanaizumi, Iwate 029-32, Japan. (TKS JR1DTN)(97)
Contact 5 different Japanese plus same number of stations located in other countries who have the same suffixes: ex. JA7HBK-W1HBK, 7K1XYZ-DL8XYZ. Total of 10 cards.
Contact 5 different Tohoku (JO7) stations.
Half Yao Award
Issued by the Yao 581 Club for confirmed contact with 4 cities whose name includes "O", meaning tail - using bands higher than 28 MHz. The following Japanese City Codes qualify: JCC1319 2014 2020 2029 4304 0815 2109 0512 3002 2514 and 3505. GCR list and fee of 5 IRCs for DX stations or •300 to: Hitoshi Ueda JE3CYH, 1-17-3 Higashi-Yamamoto, Yao, Osaka 581-0847 Japan.
Contact stations in the following cities and guns of Western Shizuoka Prefecture after 9 March 1975. The eligible cities include: Hamamatsu, Iwata, Kakegawa, Fukuroi, Tenryu, Hamakita and Kosai. Guns include: Inasa, Iwata, Ogasa, Shuchi, and Hamana. Class A = 500, B = 300, C = 100, E = 50. SWL OK. All bands and modes. Minimum signal reports of 33 or 336. GCR list and 4 IRCs to: Norikiyo Sakai JJ2FMB, 1137 Toyooka, Haruno, Shuchi, Shizuoka 437-0606, Japan.
HAMAMATSU CASTLE AWARD
General Rule: Work and Confirm JA QSLs with photos or sketches of Japanese castles:
Class S: Receive 2 QSLs from each Japanese call area - a total of 20 QSLs
Class A: Receive 10 QSLs from the same call area - a total of 10 QSLs
Class B: Receive 10 QSLs from any call areas - a total of 10 QSLs
Class C: Receive 5 QSLs from any call areas - a total of 5 QSLs
Provide list and fee of $US7. Apply to: TOMINAGA KOUHEI (JA2PFZ), 785-5 MIKATAHARA-CHO HAMAMASTU-CITY, SHIZUOKA 433-8105, Japan.
Tks ON4CAS 10/2002