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Worked All LA Award
"Norges-sertifikatet" (The Norway Certificate) is available to licensed radio amateurs and SWL's worldwide.
Contacts with stations operating from Norwegian territory made after January 1st, 1950 are valid for the award.
All contacts must have been made from the same QTH within a radius of 100km).
Contacts may be made using all legal modes. Cross-band contacts are not valid. Endorsements as appropriate are available (CW, Phone, RTTY, 5 band etc.)
Contacts with arctic stations (JW, JX) are valid for WALA. Such contacts may, at the applicant's discretion, be substituted in part or in full for contacts with counties W, X or Y.
a. Applicants in Denmark, Finland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Sweden and Norway must have two contacts confirmed on separate bands with each of the 19 Norwegian counties (fylker).
b. All others must have one contact confirmed with each of the 19 counties.
a. Applicants in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway must have contacts confirmed with at least 16 of the 19 counties.
b. All others must have contacts confirmed with at least 12 of the 19 counties. Contacts via satellite or repeaters are not valid for WALA.
The counties of Norway are:
|A - Oslo||H - Telemark||T - Møre og Romsdal|
|B - Østfold||I - Aust-Agder||U - Sør-Trøndelag|
|C - Akershus||K - Vest-Agder||V - Nord-Trøndelag|
|D - Hedmark||L - Rogaland||W - Nordland|
|E - Oppland||R - Hordaland||X - Troms|
|F - Buskerud||S - Sogn og Fjordane||Y - Finnmark|
|Z - Vestfold||Svalbard|
The application shall include a list of stations worked and must be accompanied by either the QSL cards or a GCR list signed by an official of the applicant's IARU member society.
The fee is NOK 50, US$10 or 7 IRCs of recent issue. If QSL cards are included, please add NOK 60, US$10 or 7 IRCs of recent issue if registered mail return of cards are desired.
Apply to: (1) HF Award Manager Norsk Radio Relæ Liga Postboks 20 Haugenstua N-0915 OSLO NORWAY.
(2) NRRL, PO Box 20 Haugenstua, N-0915 Oslo, Norway.
Karmoy Island Award
Issued by the Karmoy Society of NRRL. Europeans must work 10 stations on Karmoy Island; all others 5. No band, mode or time restrictions. SWL OK. GCR list and fee of $US10 or 10 IRCs to: Karmoygruppen Av NRRL, N-4270 Akrehamn, Norway. (Karmoy Island measures some 175 square Km and has a population of some 35,000. "Here we find traditions leading back to the age of the Norse Sagas. Grave-mounds and stone monuments are witnesses of past greatness from the old times and many valuable remnants tell about this."
Contact stations LG5LG and SJ9WL/SK9WL in this unique "state" on the Norwegian/Swedish border which is a monument for peace between the two countries. Award fees largely go to aid the handicapped. Available to amateurs and SWL's alike. Contacts after July 1, 1968. Europeans must contact these stations on 2 bands and on different days for a total of four days of operation. All others need to work these 2 stations on a different day but may be made on the same band. GCR list and fee of 50 NOK, $US5 or 10 IRCs to Sven Erik Spigseth LA4EKA, Ullern, N-2100 Skarnes, Norway.
Worked Norwegian Cities (WNC)
Work different Norwegian cities.
Class 3 = 5 for DX, 10 for Europeans from list below.
Class 2 = 10 for DX, 20 for Europeans
Class 1 = 15 for DX, 30 for Europeans.
Class 3 = 5 for DX,
Class 2 = 10,
Class 1 = 15.
No date, band or mode limits. SWL OK. GCR list and 10 IRCs, Nkr 30 or $5US to: Larvik Society of NRRL, Award Manager, PO Box 59, N-3251 Larvik, Norway.
Cities List: Alesund, Arendal, Bergen, Bodo, Drammen, Egersund, Fredrikstad, Gjovik, Grimstad, Hammerfest, Halden, Hamar, Harstad, Haugesund, Holmestrand, Horten, Kongsberg, Kongsvinger, Kristiansand S, Kristiansund N, Kragero, Larvik, Lillehammer, Mandal, Molde, Mosjoen, Moss, Mo i Rana, Namsos, Narvik, Notodden, Oslo, Porsgrunn, Sarpsborg, Sandnes, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Skien, Steinkjer, Trondheim, Tonsberg, Tromso, Vardo.
NORWAY Worked All Norwegian Communes Award
The "Worked All
Norwegian Communes Award"
was founded by Vadsø Society
of NRRL, but today is issued
by NIHRAC to all
amateurs and SWL's. The
basic award is issued for
contact with 25 different
Endorsement stickers are
provided for each additional
present there are about 445
communes and 5 Norwegian
For WANCA class ALL, all
Norwegian communes must be
contacted and 3 of 5 Norwegian
Arctic/Antarctic areas. Only
contacts made on or after
January 1st 1975 will count
All band, modes may be used. No cross-band or via repeaters. QSO's via Oscar count. Endorsement will be given for band, modes etc. upon request. Minimum report RST 338, RS 33.
Mobile- or portable contacts valid, but QTH must be stated during QSO, or printed on QSL-card. QSL-card not required, submit log data/copy count. The award fee outside Scandinavia is n.kr. 70.- (10 IRC) for "Basic" award and n.kr. 30.- (4 IRC) for "Stickers". No fee for Blind/Handicapped amateurs/SWL's.
"Record Book" listing all Norwegian communes and areas, is available from Award Manager WANCA for n.kr. 40.- (5 IRC). Or you may follow this link to an online version of this data.
The award may be endorsed for All CW, SSB, RTTY, SWL, LB-QSOs or Mobile/Portable. in addition to the MIXED award:
The Award Manager will help anyone with the identification of communes. Provide the call, name and QTH on a sheet of paper and supply 2 IRCs. You may also send this information via e-mail to the the sponsor for no charge. All Applications should be made according to "Record Book" signed by two radio amateurs (GCR list) and forwarded with the fee to:
AWARD MANAGER WANCA, LA4YW Liv Johansen, Kolstadtunet 4C, NO-7098 Saupstad, NORWAY.
Tks Thor M. Mauland LA2LI 8/15/05
Worked All Norwegian Locators
For confirmed contacts with stations which must identify their locator square and are on the LA mainland, islands or fixed oil installations in the North Sea. There are a maximum of 72 squares available.
Class 3 - 30 Locators Diploma. Endorsements for 45, 60, 65, 68, 70 and 71 locations. All bands/modes. Contacts ater 1 Jan 1975. Locator must be identified on the qsl card. May be worked as HF, VHF or mixed classes. No repeater/digipeater contacts. List of valid squares containing 3400 cities and villages may be obtained from the sponsor. Send $2US or 4 IRC. (K1BV will supply map and application blank for SASE). GCR rules apply. SWL OK. Fees: Basic diploma NKR 45, $US7 or 10 IRCs. Endorsements NKR15, $US2 or 3 IRCs. Apply to: Tor-Finn Aunevik LA9WO, Rishaugen, N-1765 Halden, Norway.
Work 100 LA or LB after 1 Jan 1984. (QSOs on 10, 18 and 24 MHz after 1 January 1989). (LF, LJ and LH do not count). All bands may be used. Available for cw, phone or mixed modes. GCR list by award manager of your National Society. Fee 100 Nok, 12E or 15 IRCs. Apply to: Award Manager, Jærgruppen av NRRL, P.O.Box 88, N-4302 Sandnes, Norway.