THE NASWA AWARDS PROGRAM

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The NASWA Awards Program is one of the most comprehensive in the hobby. Currently over 50 individual awards in five different categories are available. Membership in NASWA is not a pre-requisite. Qualifications for most of the awards are difficult, but not impossible. The NASWA Awards Chairman wants to make the program a worthwhile one. A NASWA Certificate of Achievement is something to be proud of.

Each certificate is individualized. Current price is US $2.00 each in North America; US $3.00 for the first award and US $2.00 for each additional award applied for at the same time anywhere in the world. International Reply Coupons (IRCs) at the rate of US $0.50 are also acceptable. Foreign checks must be drawn on a US bank.

Awards are dispatched via First Class mail in North America, Airmail to the rest of the world.

All Certificates are 8.5" x ll" and are suitable for framing. Each certificate comes complete with the award recipient's name, award serial number, date of issue, Awards Chairman signature and the official NASWA gold seal.

Applications for awards are to be filed, with payment, direct with the Awards Chairman as listed below. All applications must be complete for each award and clearly indicate the following:

1) Country name from the NASWA List
2) Station name and/or call sign,
3) Date of QSLed reception,
4) Frequency verified,
5) Type of QSL (i.e., card letter), and
6) For QRP awards, the power must be given.

All award applications should be directed to the NASWA Awards Chairman:

Gary R. Neal
4866 N. Wyndham Rd.,
Wichita, KS. 67219-5501               (Chg 4/2010)

All inquiries regarding the NASWA Awards Program are welcome; return postage is appreciated.

The Awards Chairman attempts to process applications as expeditiously as possible, usually within a few days of receipt. However, personal and professional responsibilities take precedence, so once in a while, there might be a slight delay in processing awards applications.

It is the policy of the Awards Chairman to review each application. Rarely will additional information in the form of QSLs be requested. However, the Awards Chairman reserves the right to do so.

Deliberate falsifications on awards applications are cause for the individual, at the Chairman's discretion, to be permanently disqualified from the NASWA Awards program.

Internet: http://www.naswa.net/ 
(includes complete country list in Adobe Acrobat downloadable file)

Chgs 1/2005


DX CENTURY AWARDS

World Wide Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in each of 50 different broadcast countries.

DX Centurion. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in each of 100 different broadcast countries.

Senior DX Centurion. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in each of 150 different broadcast countries. Endorsement stickers for 160, 170, 180 and 190 countries are available.

Master DX Centurion. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in each of 200 different broadcast countries. Endorsement stickers for each additional 10 countries are available.

 


CONTINENTAL AWARDS

African Continental Dxer. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 40 different African broadcast countries.

African Continental DXPert. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 50 different African broadcast countries.

Antarctica DXer - verification of one shortwave broadcast station in the continent of Antarctica. 

Asian Continental Dxer. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 30 different Asian broadcast countries.

Asian Continental Dxpert. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 50 different Asian Broadcast countries.

European Senior Dxer. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 25 different European broadcast countries.

Master European Dxer. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 35 different European broadcast countries.

North American Continental Dxer. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 15 different North American broadcast countries.

North American Continental Dxpert. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 18 different North American broadcast countries.

Dxer de Pacifica. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 10 different Oceania broadcast countries.

Master Pacifica Dxer. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 17 different Oceania broadcast countries.

South American Continental Dxer. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 10 different South American broadcast countries.

South American Continental Dxpert. Verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 13 different South American broadcast countries.

Round The Clock Continental Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in each continent, excluding Antarctica, within a 24 hour period.

All Continent "QRP" Dxer. For verification of one shortwave broadcast station from each radio continent, with the power from the lowest powered station verified in each continent totaled together for the lowest possible wattage combination, not exceeding 50, 25, 10, 5, and 2Kw, including not more than one time and frequency standard station. Antarctica is not required. Endorsement stickers for succeeding lower wattage totals are available.

 


STATION AWARDS

All Voice of America Dxer. For verification of 12 different VOA shortwave broadcast transmitter sites.

Ecclesiastic Dxer. For verification of 15 religious oriented shortwave broadcast stations - any station that is owned or operated by a religious organization.

Senior Ecclesiastic Dxer. For verification of 25 religious oriented shortwave broadcast station - any station that is owned or operated by a religious organization. (Endorsement stickers are available for each additional 5 stations.)

ORTF Dxer. For verification of at least 6 shortwave broadcast stations that have been controlled by the ORTF, one in each of six broadcast countries. Includes French Guiana, Martinique, France, Djibouti, Reunion, Comoros, New Caledonia, Tahiti.

 


INDIVIDUAL COUNTRY AWARDS

All American Dxer. For verification of at least 15 different licensed shortwave broadcast stations located in the United States of America, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Australian Dxer. For verification of at least 7 different shortwave broadcast station transmitter sites in Australia.

Senior Brazilian Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in at least 20 of the Brazilian states and Federal Territories.

Senior China Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave station in 5 different provinces and autonomous regions of the People's Republic of China and Taiwan.

Master China Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in 9 different provinces and autonomous regions of the People's Republic of China and Taiwan.

Senior Ecuadorian Dxer. For verification of at least one station in 12 or more of the Ecuadorian provinces.

All Germany Dxer. For verification of at least 10 different shortwave broadcast stations in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Senior Nigerian Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in each of 4 Nigerian regions and also the Federal District of Lagos (5 stations total).

Master Nigerian Dxer. For verification of 9 or more shortwave broadcast stations in Nigeria.

Senior Peruvian Dxer. For verification of at least 25 different shortwave broadcast stations in Peru. (Endorsement stickers are available for each additional 5 stations).

Subcontinental Dxer. For verification of at least one Indian shortwave broadcast station in 5 of the Indian states or districts.

Master Subcontinent Dxer. For verification of at least one Indian shortwave broadcast station in 10 of the Indian states or districts.

Senior Venezuelan Dxer. For verification of at least one station in each of the 12 Venezuelan states.

 


REGIONAL AWARDS

Arab World Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in each of 15 broadcast countries that use Arabic as the major (first or second most common) language.

Arab World Dxpert. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in each of 24 broadcast countries that use Arabic as the major (first or second most common) language.

Senior British Commonwealth Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in each of 30 broadcast countries that are or have belonged to the British Commonwealth.

Master British Commonwealth Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in each of 40 broadcast countries that are or have belonged to the British Commonwealth.

Emissora Nacional Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in each of 6 broadcast countries that were Portugese territories on 1 January 1974. Includes Portuguese Guinea, Azores, Sao Tome, Angola, Mozambique, Timor, Cape Verde and Portugal.

Senior Indonesian Dxer. For verification of one Indonesian shortwave broadcast station in at least 7 of the Indonesian broadcast countries.

Master Indonesian Dxer. For verification of one Indonesian shortwave broadcast station in 13 or more provinces or special districts, including one from at least 7 of the Indonesian broadcast countries.

Maple Leaf Dxer. For verification of 8 Canadian shortwave broadcast stations. For purposes of this award, RCI and the Radio Canada Northern Service are considered one station. Among the possibilities are RCI (RCNS), time station CHU, CFRX, CKFX, CHNX, CFVP, CKZU, CKZN and CFCX.

Senior Papua New Guinea Dxer. For verification of at least 10 shortwave broadcast stations in at least 3 broadcast countries controlled by Papua New Guinea.

Master Papua New Guinea Dxer. For verification of at least 15 shortwave broadcast stations in 5 broadcast countries controlled by Papua New Guinea.

Soviet Sphere Dxer. For verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 10 Soviet Sphere broadcast countries in the former Soviet Union (does not include stations in Poland, East Germany, etc.)

Master Soviet Sphere Dxer. For verification of one shortwave broadcast station in at least 15 Soviet Sphere broadcast countries in the former Soviet Union (does not include stations in Poland, East Germany, etc.)

 


SPECIALTY AWARDS

Senior Time Station Dxer. For verification of at least 10 different Time Stations with at least one station broadcasting from each continent.

Master Time Station Dxer. For verification of at least 20 different Time Stations with at least one station broadcasting from each continent.

Tropical Band Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in 50 broadcast countries between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, operating on shortwave below 6000 Khz.

Senior Tropical Band Dxer. For verification of at least one shortwave broadcast station in 75 broadcast countries between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, operating on shortwave below 6000 Khz.

Pirate Dxer. For verification of at least 10 unlicensed hobby pirate broadcast stations. Endorsement stickers are available for 25, 50, 75 and 100 stations.

International DX Listener. For having heard at least 50, 100, 150 or 200 countries within the international shortwave broadcast bands.