Australia WIA Series to Sicilian Islands Award

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(Updated 1/5/2015)


Many awards listed in this Directory make provision for a separate class that recognizes VHF as well as HF operation. This section is devoted to those awards which are specifically aimed at VHF or higher frequency operation only.



  Wireless Institute of Australia Series ---

General Requirements - Refer to WIA listing elsewhere in this book. If the applicant moves to a new location and the new location exceeds a distance of 240km from the old, a new application will be necessary for the new QTH.

Australian VHF Century Club Award

Requires 100 QSO's on VHF bands (50MHz and above) different stations at least 70 of which must be Australian. Separate awards will be issued for each different VHF/UHF band. Contacts must be on or after 1 June 1948.

Worked All States (VHF) Award

Prove contact with VK1 through VK8 inclusive all 50 MHz and above. (Special prefixes AX and VI also qualify.) Endorsements for various bands and modes are available. 
VK1    Australian Capital Territory
VK2    New South Wales
VK3    Victoria
VK4    Queensland
VK5     South Australia
VK6    Western Australia
VK7     Tasmania
VK8    Northern Territory

(Chg 11/2005)

Worked All VK Call Areas (VHF) Award

Requires 22 QSO's on the VHF bands as follows: VK0, 1, 8, 9 = 1 each. VK2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 = 3 each. (Special prefixes AX and VI also qualify.) Contacts after 1 Jan 1958. 

(Chg 11/2005)

WIA Grid Square Award

Contact "Maidenhead" grid square locators as indicated below.  Minimum requirements are:
50 MHz - 50 different locators
144 MHz - 30 different locators.
432 MHz - 25 different locators.
1296 MHz - 10 different locators.
13cm and above - 5 different locators.
2300-2450 MHz, SHF-EHF 248-250 GHz - 5 different locators.
All contacts must be from the same location.  Cross-band, repeater, satellite or other relay methods are NOT permitted.  Aeronautical or maritime mobile stations are also excluded.  Mobile operation is encouraged to allow such operators to work from 100 different locators.  Contacts after 1 Jan 1990 or later. 

(Chg 11/2005)


(CHG 5/03


OVSV Series            UKW Diplom OE3-VHF-10 des ADL 301

Work stations from ADL 301 on VHF after 1 january 2000. Earn 10 points.

Clubstation OE3XOB = 3 points and stations from ADL 301 each 1 point.

All modes and also repeater contacts are valid.


Send log extract and fee of € 10 to Diplommanager: Peter Ackermann, OE3PAS, Haberlgasse 5, A-2512  Oeynhausen, Austria. E-mail: oe3pas@aon.at

Internet: http://www.oe3.oevsv.at/opencms/information/diplome_oe3/

Tks PA3CUZ 1/29/12

Austria VHF
Ala-Nova-Diploma 70 cm

Award may be earned by both amateurs and SWL's for contacts on the 70 cm band. Contacts via repeaters and/or satellite are not valid. Starting date is 1 Jan 1983. Contact at least 2 QSO’s from at least 5 different DXCC countries, including your own on 70 cm.

A total of 50 points must be earned as follows:
a. QSO's from 50-100 km = 1 point,
b.101-200 km = 2,
c. over 201 km = 3 points.

QSO's with a distance of under 50 km are not valid for the award. Send GCR list which shows the grid numbers of your station and each of the stations contacted with fee of 10€ to: Reinhold Brechtel, OE3RBS, Flugfeldstrasse 35, 2401 Fischamend, Austria.

E-mail: oe3rbs@oevsv.at
Internet: http://www.afcs.at/index.php/diplome.html

Tks PA3CUZ 4/2012

Awards Manager OE2KWN SK  in 2011.  Club is seeking replacement.  
If this happens, I will change to show new custodian.  TM 4/15/12 


Same rules as for the HF version of TEGETTHOFF_DIPLOM, with the following differences: 

1. Only VHF contacts may be used. SWL OK. 

2. Valid modes: F3E, J3E, F2D, A1A, A3A. In F2D (Packet radio) only direct QSOs are valid (messages into a box are not valid). In case of FM_QSOs via relay the channel or the transmitting frequncy have to be mentioned in the application. 

3. 2 classes: Class 1 "Gold" (100 points), Class 2 "Silver" (50 points). 

4. Points (the same for all modes): 

a. OE6XMF (obligatory): 10 points. 
b. DL0CUX, ON4BRN, PI4MRC: 10 points if there is no contact with OE6XMF (only one of these three!), in other case 4 points (all three valid). 
c. OE6XMF/m.m.: 10 points.
d. OE6XMF/... (others at special events): 10 points (once only), 4 points for other /....'s . 
e. MFCA members (at least 5 obligatory) in Europe: 5 points each. 
f. MFCA members m.m.: 6 points each. 
g. MFCA members outside Europe: 6 points each. 
h. Members of other maritime radio amateur clubs: 2 points each. Such stations ....../m.m.: 3 points each. 
i. Club stations of maritime radio amateur clubs: 4 points each. 

            5. Contacts after 21 April 1997. 

(Chg 11/2005)

Canada / VHF


This award requires VHF contact on SIMPLEX with 100 stations in the province of NOVA SCOTIA after 1 June 1997. Stations from outside the province operating mobile or portable will not count for credit (ie. K1XX/VE1).No digipeters. A station can only be logged once, regardless of mode. Contacts must be logged on the forms provided, but no QSL cards are required. There is no fee for this award

The official award application form, on the last page of the booklet (available on internet or from VE1AFH),  is to be completed when the four log pages are filled. Sent the whole booklet - cover, log pages, and the official application to: NSARA Awards Chairman, Mr Jim Hannon, VE1AFH RR # 5, Amherst, NS, B4H 3Y3 Canada. 

E-mail: jhannon@eastlink.ca or jhannon@cumberlandcounty.ns.ca 
Internet: http://nsara.ve1cfy.net/vhfcc.htm

(Chg 3/4/2010)


6 Meter Award

Available to all operators who  confirm contact (SWL OK) with all of the Canadian and United States call areas on 6 Meters.

Send photocopies of QSL cards plus fee of US$5 to: Canadian Amateur Awards Program, c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ, 203-5012 48th St., Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3.

Internet: http://rac.ca/en/rac/services/awards/cdn-awards.php#6 Meter

Tks N8OFS 1/16/10



Awarded for making contacts on the 2 meter, 1.25 meter and 70cm bands by Direct or Simplex-Mode, without using ANY kind of Repeater, trying to cover the most far possible distance, with a minimum of 50 kms or more per Contact. The purpose of this award is to stimulate making more Simplex Contacts on VHF/UHF.  Good preparation for any potential emergency, when no Repeaters are available. 
     All contacts must be on the same Band (2m/1.25m/0.70m), and no Cross-Band-Contacts are allowed. You are allowed to use any Mode (FM, AM, SSB, CW and all Digital-Modes). Every Contact must be confirmed from both Stations by their respective QSL-Cards, showing all of the normal entries, PLUS the Geographic Position and/or Locator-Grid, and all Cards need to be signed by a Radio Club Officer, QSL-Manager, or, in the last case, by two other authorized Hams (different from those involved with the contacts) with valid Licenses.  
     The "WDX-VHF/UHF-SIMPLEX" will be issued in his basic form upon the
distances covered in several contacts, but every contact each must cover more than 50 Kms. Every contact will be added and the sum of all individual distances will count for the issue of the Diploma. "Distance" means to be the real distance in a straight line between two Geographic Locations, and/or exact "Grid-Locators" of both stations involved.  
     Contacts may be made beginning 1 January 2004 and later. Available to all amateurs who are authorized to use VHF bands. The basic award is available for a total of 1.000 Km or more.
Endorsements stickers are available for: 
     Bronze - 2000Km.
     Silver - 5000 Kms: 
     Gold - 7500 Kms: 
     Diamond - 10.000 Kms or more: 
A special award will be created and issued for those reaching totals of more than 10000 Kms.  Check with sponsor. 
All QSL-Cards (Originals and with all Entries and Signatures mentioned
before) must be sent to: TI2 / HR1BY - Wolf Baron - P.O.Box 309 - 1250 - Escazu San Jose Costa Rica - C.A. and must include a Self-Addressed Manila Envelope and sufficient US-Currency to cover the Reply by Air-Mail. The Diploma by itself and the Stickers are completely free. Later on, to obtain the different Stickers, there it is only necessary to send the QSL-Cards and a normal (not Manila) Self-Adressed-Envelope with sufficient US-Currency to cover the Reply by Air-Mail. Sponsor reserves the right to amend rules at his direction.    

E-Mail: wolfbaron62@yahoo.com  or  hrby@amsat.org  (plain text only)  

Tks Felix DL5XL 5/8/06 


Radio Society of Great Britain Series ---

General Requirements:

1. Available to licensed stations and SWL's. The QSL cards must be sent with your application. For squares awards, the cards must bear the IARU (Maidenhead) locator details. A card without Maidenhead locator printed is accepted provided it bears an adequate form of positional information, and the Maidenhead designation should be clearly added to the card by the claimant.

2. For all awards with a fixed station category, the applicant must state that all the contacts were made from the same location. In the case of an amateur moving home location he/she may apply for the award using QSL cards gained from more than one location, but the award will be endorsed as "gained from more than one location".

3. Endorsements such as all cw, all ssb, all auroral contacts, or all contacts made during the first year of being licensed may be made on the application. 

4. Fee schedule as follows: 
        - RSGB members £3.00, $US6 or 12 IRCs.
        - UK residents who are not RSGB members £6.00, $US12 or 24 IRCs. 
        - overseas applicants who are members of their national society £6.00, $US12 or 24 IRCs.
        - other overseas applicants £9.00, $US18 or 36 IRCs. 
        - Please make checques payable to "Radio Society of Great Britain. 
Where applicable, proof of membership of their national (IARU approved) society is required, such as a copy of membership card. No charge for endorsement stickers to update levels of achievement, however if a new certificate is requested, the above charges apply. 

5. Apply to: RSGB VHF/UHF Awards Manager, W.J. Salt M0CBQ, 89 Woodhall Drive, Waltham, Grimsby, DN37 0UX, England. 

6. General inquiries may also be made by e-mail:  vhf.awards@rsgb.org.uk 
Internet: http://www.rsgb.org.uk/vhfawards/ 
(Chg 2/2010)

7. For the safe return of the QSL cards, adequate postage and a SASE must be sent with the application. 


RSGB 50 MHz Countries Award

Provide proof of having completed two-way QSO's on 50 MHz with 10 countries after 1 June 1987. Sticker endorsements each additional 10 countries. Only contacts with countries permitting 50 MHz operation will be considered. Cards must be in alphabetical order of countries claimed and a checklist enclosed. The award is available for Fixed stations or Temporary/Portable operation. Categories cannot be mixed.

RSGB 50 MHz DX Certificate

This certificate takes into account the potential for cross-band operation when transmitting in the 50 MHz band. There is therefore no stipulation on the band used for the incoming signal or on the status of 50 MHz operation in the country worked, or that the QSO be initiated on 50 MHz. The initial award is confirmation from 25 different countries of a successful QSO with transmission from Britain taking place within the 50 MHz band. Stickers for each additional 25 countries. Contacts after 1 June 1987. Categories are Fixed Stations and Temporary/Portable and cannot be mixed.

RSGB 50 MHz Squares Award

Provide proof of having contacted 25 different locator squares with complete two-way QSO's within the 50 MHz band. Squares in any country will qualify provided that 50 MHz operation is permitted in that country. Additional stickers for each increment of 25 different squares. Contacts after 1 June 1987. Cards should be submitted in alphabetical order of the QTH squares claimed. Categories are Fixed Station or Temporary/Portable operation and cannot be mixed.

Novice Award

This award is only available for holders of UK Novice callsigns and is designed to encourage activity in the CW, SSB and FM simplex sections of the bands.  3 levels of the award and claimants may take advantage of a "multiplier system", if they wish to acquire the points required, especially for the higher levels.  Contacts after 1 January 2000.  Modes: CW, SSB, AM and FM.  No repeater contacts permitted.  Bands: 50, 144, 432 and 1296 MHz.  
Awards Levels:
    Bronze - 1000 points. 
    Silver - 10000 points.
    Gold: 25000 points.
    50 and 144 MHz bands = 1 pt per QSO.
    432 MHz band = 2 pts per QSO.
    1296 MHz band = 4 pts per QSO. 
Multipliers may be claimed as follows:
    Locator Squares (such as JO01
    Postal Districts and Countries = 1 point.
Distance bonuses: 
    50 MHz for contacts in excess of 2000 Km = 1 pt.
    144 MHz for contacts in excess of 1000 Km = 1 pt.
    432 MHz for contacts in excess of 500 Km = 3 pts.
    1296 MHz for contacts in excess of 500 Km = 5 pts.
All claims must include a log extract certified by a Novice Instructor, an RSGB affiliated club official, or two licensed amateurs.  Multiple contacts with the same amateur on a lsingle band when fixed, /P and /M only count for a single point although the same amateur may be worked on each of the bands for qualifying points.

(New 11/2005)(Tks PA3CUZ)

4-2-70 Squares Award

This series of awards is intended to mark successful VHF/UHF achievement. Initially a certificate and one sticker will be issued. Further stickers will be issued as additional locator squares are claimed. The title of each award gives the number of locator squares needed to qualify for the award. For example, to obtain the 144 MHz 40/10 award, you must have cards confirming contact with 40 locator squares including 10 countries on 144 MHz. The following awards are available:

70 Mhz 20/4  144 Mhz  40/10 432 Mhz 30/6

70 Mhz 25/6 

144 Mhz  60/15 432 Mhz  40/10
70 Mhz 30/8  144 Mhz  80/18 432 Mhz  50/13
70 Mhz 35/8  144 Mhz  100/20 432 Mhz  60/15
70 Mhz 35/10 144 Mhz  125/20 432 Mhz  70/15
70 Mhz 40/8  144 Mhz  150/20 432 Mhz  80/15
70 Mhz 45/8  144 Mhz  175/20 432 Mhz 90/15
70 Mhz 50/8 144 Mhz  300/30 432 Mhz 100/15
70 Mhz 50/10 144 Mhz  225/30 432 Mhz  110/15
70 Mhz 55/8 144 Mhz  250/35 432 Mhz  120/18
70 Mhz 55/10 144 Mhz  275/35 432 Mhz  130/18
  144 Mhz  300/40 432 Mhz  140/20
  144 Mhz  325/40 432 Mhz  150/20
  144 Mhz  350/45 432 Mhz  160/20
  144 Mhz  375/45 432 Mhz  170/23
  144 Mhz  400/50 432 Mhz  180/25
  144 Mhz  425/50  
  144 Mhz  425/50  
  144 Mhz  475/20  

Contacts after 31 December 1978. Categories of the award are as follows: (a) Fixed, (b) Portable - any location, (c) Mobile - any location. Categories may not be mixed. Cards must be arranged in alphabetical order of the QTH squares claimed.

Postal Districts

The targets are a mix of both countries and districts.  Listener awards to be on an "as heard" basis.  Belfast and Scottish districts to allow multiple contacts as per contest rules. Starting date for this award is 1 January 2000.  All contacts made after 1 January 1990 are eligible.  Eligible districts and countries stay on the website.  For QSL cards not showing a "district code", the claimant may add the appropriate code providing suitable other location information is on the card.  Available for Fixed Stations, Portable or Mobile categories cannot be mixed. There will be two levels of attainment, a "Standard" and "Senior" level, which will have the following requirements:


Band Level Districts Needed Countries Needed
50 Mhz Standard Award 60 12
  Senior Award 90 25
70 MHz Standard Award 45 3
  Senior Award 80 6
144 MHz Standard Award 65 9
  Senior Award 100 15
432 MHz Standard Award 40 3
  Senior Award 70 9
1296 MHz Standard Award 30 3
  Senior Award 60 6

(New 11/2005 - Tks PA3CUZ)

Supreme Award Postal Districts

The qualifications will remain the same (i.e., 3 seniors or 2 senior awars + 1296 Standard).  Any similar older award and the new will be equal in credit towards a "supreme". 

(New 11/2005 - Tks PA3CUZ)

Countries and Counties Awards

Contact the indicated numbers of countries and UK counties after 1 January 1961, in respect of old UK counties, or after 1 January 1975 as respects new counties. Scottish revision with effect from 1 January 1976.  Starting date for 50 MHz contacts is 1 June 1987.  Each different confirmed contact with a station in a Scottish Region counts up to a maximum of 3 per region.  Available for Fixed Stations, Portable or Mobile Categories cannot be mixed. 

(Chg 11/2005)

Title of Award

Counties Countries
50 MHz Standard Transmitting 12 40
50 MHz Senior Transmitting 20 60
50 MHz Standard Receiving 12 40
50 MHz Senior Receiving 20 60
70 MHz Standard Transmitting 3 30
70 MHz Senior Transmitting  6 30
70 MHz Standard Receiving  3 30
70 MHz Senior Receiving  6 60
144 MHz Standard Transmitting 9 40
144 MHz Senior Transmitting 15 60
144 MHz Standard Receiving 9 40
144 MHz Senior Receiving 15 60
432 MHz Standard Transmitting 3 20
432 MHz Senior Transmitting 9 40
432 MHz Standard Receiving 3 20
432 MHz Senior Receiving 9 40
1296 Standard Transmitting 3 20
1296 Senior Transmitting  6 40
1296 Standard Receiving 3 20
1296 Senior Receiving 6 40

(Chg 11/2005)

Supreme Award Countries and Counties Award

For holding: 3 senior awards or 2 senior and one 1296 Mhz award. The old award and the new will be equal in credit towards a "supreme". 

(Chg 11/2005))


Microwave Award Series

General: The following awards recognize achievement on the microwave bands. Contacts since 31 December 1978. Available for Fixed Stations and Portable or Mobile. Categories cannot be mixed. If the latter, then the applicant must state that the operation was from one site, defined as being anywhere within a 5 Km radius of the point. QSLs must be listed and arranged in Maidenhead QTH Locator alphabetical numeric order.

Microwave Locator Squares

Successful applicants will initially receive a certificate and one sticker; further stickers will be issued as later claims are received.

Award Two way contact with "X"
QTH Locator Squares
1.3 GHz / 5 5
1.3 GHz / 10 10
1.3 GHz / 15 15
1.3 GHz / 20 20
1.3 GHz / 25 etc. 25 up to 80
2.3 GHz / 5 5
2.3 GHz /10 etc. 10 up to 80 same as 1.3 GHz.
3.4 GHz / 5 5
3.4 GHz / 10 etc. 10 up to 80 same as 1.3 GHz.
5.7 GHz / 5 5
5.7 GHz / 10 etc. 10 up to 80 same as 1.3 GHz.
10 GHz / 5 5
10 GHz / 10 etc. 10 up to 80 same as 1.3 GHz.
24 GHz / 5 5
24 GHz / 10 etc.  10 up to 80 same as 1.3 GHz. 

(Rewrite/Chg 11/2005)

Microwave Distance Award

The following distance awards, intended to mark achievement on the microwave bands are available:

1.3 GHz for first contact made beyond a distance of 600 Km.
2.3 GHz for first contact made beyond a distance of 500 Km.
3.4 GHz for first contact made beyond a distance of 400 Km.
5.6 GHz for first contact made beyond a distance of 300 Km.
10 GHz for first contact made beyond a distance of 150 Km.(Basic Class) 
10 GHz for first contact made beyond a distance of 300 Km. (Intermediate Class)
10 GHz for first contact made beyond a distance of 600 Km. (Advanced Class)

On the following bands, a Certificate and "sticker" will be issued for the qualifying distance.  Subsequent  claims will be rewarded with appropriate "stickers" for incremental distance as shown below: 
24 GHz for first contact made beyond a distance of 100 Km, then increments of 50 Km. 
47 GHz for the first contact beyond 50 Km, then increments of 25 Km.
76 GHz for the first contact beyond 40 Km, then increments of 20 Km. 

Categories eligible include Fixed Stations, Portable Stations or Mobile Station.

(Chg 11/2005)

Microwave Countries and Counties Awards

Two-way contact with 3 countries and 20 UK counties on 1.3 GHz, 2.3 GHz, 3.4 GHz, 5.7 GHz, 10 GHz and 24 GHz.  For the purposes of the award, a county is defined as that current at the time of the introduction of the award.

(New 11/2005 Tks PA3CUZ)


UK Six Metre Group Series

General Requirements: Awards are available to members and non-members alike, though they encourage 6 meter enthusiasts to join. No crossband allowed. SWL applicants must show data on both sides of the QSO. Official application forms are required and are available on their Internet site.  When an award is available for different numbers of contacts, a separate award will be issued. Beacon reports and CQ calls do not count as contacts.  GCR list and fee noted below to UKSMG Awards Manager, David Toombs G8FXM, 1 Chalgrove, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 2QJ, United Kingdom.   

Internet: http://www.uksmg.org/page.php?20

(Chgs 1/10) Tks N8OFS

UK members - £4.00
UK non-members - £5.00
Overseas members - $US5 or 5€.
Overseas non-members $US8 or 8€.

E-mail: awards@uksmg.org 
WWW: http://uksmg.org/page.php?20  contains application forms.

(Chg 1/10)

Africa Award

Work 10 different DXCC African countries on the 50 MHz band.  
(New 10/2005)

Asia Award

Work 10 different DXCC Asian countries on the 50 MHz band. The award may be endorsed by digital mode used: i.e., JT6M, RTTY, etc. 
(Chg 1/10)

Digital Award

Contact 10, 25 or 100 different grid squares using any digital mode on the 50 MHz band. 
(Chg 1/10)

Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) Awards

Contact stations on the 50 MHz band by EME. Any mode operation is permitted e.g., CW or JT65A. The award is recognized by certificates marking 10, 20, 30, 40 etc. "initials" worked.   
 (Chg 08)

Full Moon Award

The UKSMG Full Moon Award is presented to radio amateurs and SWLers who demonstrate their operating skills on the 50 MHz band using EME.  Any mode of operation is permitted and the certificate can be endorsed either INITIALS or COUNTRIES worked.  The award is recognized by a certificate marking 100 stations worked. 
(New 3/08 Tks PA3CUZ)

New Moon Award

Awarded to any amateur or SWL for their first QSO/station heard off the moon on 50 MHz. 
(New 10/2005)

Oceania Award

Work 5 different DXCC countries on the 50 MHz band. 
(New 3/2008 Tks PA3CUZ)

South America Award

Work 5 different DXCC South American Countries on the 50 MHz band. 
(New 3/08 Tks PA3CUZ)

UKSMG Worked All Europe Award

Contact 20, 40 and 60 DXCC countries in Europe on 6 meters since 1 Jan 1989. IT (Sicily) does not count for this award. 

(Chg 8/2003)

UKSMG North America Award

Contact 5 North American countries worked on 6 meters since 1 January 1988. The award may be endorsed for a single mode. 
(Chg 10/2005)

Finland - VHF      

Finnish Amateur Radio League Series

OH awards are the official certificates of the Finnish Amateur Radio League. All awards are available for amateur radio operators, clubs and SWL's. Work stations situated in Finland with the OH, OH0 and OJ0 prefixes. All bands OK. CW, FONE or/and DIGITAL modes. Contacts after 10 June 1947. For OHA_500, only QSOs worked after 1.2.1967 are valid. Contacts with /AM and /MM stations are not valid. No use of repeaters. Working the same station under two different callsigns or in different call areas counts as different stations. OH3RM and OH3RM/7 counts as two different stations. But note that /M or /P, with the same station such as OH2A and OH2A/P counts only once.

Lists of contacts must be listed by callsign area and in alphabetical order. For example OH1A, OH1B, OH2A etc. If you apply more than one award in the same time one list is sufficient, and you have to clearly mark which award or awards you apply. Contacts worked with different callsigns and from different QTHs are accepted, if applicant is the same. Specify in the application, if you want specific band or mode endorsements.

You must have the cards. GCR is accepted. Fee for each award is 5 , $US8 or 10 IRCs for each award. Apply to: SRAL/Award Manager, P.O. Box 44, FIN-00441 Helsinki, Finland.

    OHA -VHF

For OHA_VHF award you need to work Finnish stations on the VHF, UHF or SHF bands. You have to collect 150 points. Each 10 kilometers give one point. For example 289 kilometers give 28 points. You are allowed to work same station twice. The contacts via repeaters are not valid. Contacts worked with different callsigns and from different QTHs are accepted, if applicant is the same.. Stickers are available for 25, 50, 75, 100 and 200 contacts. If you have also worked all the ten call areas of Finland, you can apply OHA_VHF 0_9 award.


For this award Finnish and Scandinavian stations need to work on 144 MHz band 15 squares, which are located in Finland. Contacts worked with different callsigns accepted, if applicant is the same. Contacts can be worked from different QTHs, but QTHs must be located in a circle, whose diameter is max. 100 kilometers. The center of the circle have not to be your home QTH. You can apply a new award for each five new squares (20, 25 etc.).

 OHA-UHF- 432

For this award Finnish and Scandinavian stations need to work on 432 MHz band 5 squares, which are located in Finland. Other rules are the same as the rules of the OHA_VHF 144 award.

 OHA-SHF- 1296

For this award Finnish and Scandinavian stations need to work on 1296 MHz band 5 squares, which are located in Finland. Other rules are the same as the rules of the OHA_VHF 144 award.

    OHA-SHF 2300, 5650, 10000, 24000

For this award you need to work on 2300 MHz, 5650 MHz, 10 000 MHz or 24 000 MHz band 2 squares, which are located in Finland. Stickers are available for each two new squares and every QSO, whose length is over 200 kilometres. Other rules are the same as the rules of the OHA_VHF 144 award.

The follow squares accepted for V/U/SHF awards:  JO99, KO09, KO19, KO29, JP90, KP00, KP10, KP20, KP30, KP40, KP01, KP11, KP21, KP31, KP41, KP51, KP02, KP12, KP22, KP32, KP42, KP52, KP03, KP13, KP23, KP33, KP43, KP44, KP14, KP24, KP34, KP44, KP54, KP25, KP35, KP45, KP16, KP26, KP36, KP46, KP17, KP27, KP37, KP47, KP08, KP18, KP28, KP38, KP48, KP09, KP29, KP39, KP49.

FRANCE/VHF      Rewrite 11/2007


Contact French Departments after 30 June 1957.  French stations need on 144 MHz or higher, 30 departments and all others 20.  Endorsements each added 10.  A special sticker "EXCELLENCE" will be given for all 96 departments.  No use of repeaters and satellite.  All the QSOs mut be from the same QTH.  Fee is 16 IRC or 12.50€ and 7 IRC or 5€ for each endorsement.  Apply to: REF - Union, 32 Rue de Suede, B.P. 77429, F-37074 Tours Cedex 2, France.

E-mail: f5gsd@ref-union.org
Internet: http://ddfm.free.fr/ 


Same conditions as DDFM.  On VHF: 250 QSL cards starting from 30 MHz with at least 5 different departments per band.  UHF: 200 QSL cards on 5 bands starting from 144 MHz with at least 10 different departments per band.  Endorsements each added 10 departments.  The award is a handsome plaque.  Fee is 68 IRC or 48€.  For REF members, fee is 34 IRC or 23€ and 7 IRC or 5€ for each endorsement. 

(Tks PA3CUZ 11/2007)

FRANCE/VHF      Rewrite 11/2007


Confirm contacts with 16 of the 22 French Provinces on frequencies higher than 144 MHz after 1 January 1951. SWL OK. All modes. All QSOs for French stations must be made from the same province and for all others from the same country. QSOs on 10MHz count only on CW.  Fee is 16 IRC or 12.50€.  Apply to REF-Union, 32 Rue de Suede, B.P. 77429, F-37074 Tours Cedex 2, France. 

E-mail: f5gsd@ref-union.org
Internet: http://ddfm.free.fr/ 


Same conditions as DPF.  16 different provinces per band and using 5 bands starting at 30 MHz for a total of 80 cards.  The award is a plaque.  Fee is 68 IRC or 48€.  For REF members, the fee is 34 IRC or 23€.  

(Tks PA3CUZ 11/2007)


Baden Diploma

Issued for contacts with stations in the BADEN district of DARC (all DOK A- stations).  SWL OK.  Available in 3 classes:
    Class 1 - earn 250 points as described below and make at least one contact with each of the A-DOK's in existence.  (At the present time, valid ones are A-01 to A-53).  Z-DOKs and Special DOKs in Baden count as "Jokers" which means they may substitute for other missing stations.
    Class 2 - 200 points, including at least 30 A- DOKs.
    Class 3 - 150 points, including at least 25 A- DOKs.

Point Values are as follows: 


QSO distance AM/FM SSB CW Other Modes
0-50 km 1 2 3 4
51-100 km 2 3 4 6
101-300 km 4 5 6 10
301-500 km 6 10 15 20
501-1000 km 15 20 25 40
Over 1000 km 25 50 60 70

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

E-mail: dk4io@darc.de 
Internet: http://www.a36.de/badendiplom/badendiploma.html 

(Chg 10/02) 

GERMANY/VHF                             EME Award

There are worldwide about 400 amateur stations which are technically able to make EME (Earth to Moon to Earth)  connections. This award is only for contacts using EME after 1 January 2007. Class 3 = 50 contacts. Class 2 = 100 contacts. Class 3 150 contacts. Each call counts only once no matter on which band the EME connection was made. GCR list and fee for EU € 6, all others € 8 to: Udo Dinsing, DG2BAY, Hans-Holbein Str. 4 C, D-67227 Frankenthal, Germany.

Internet: http://freenet-homepage.de/dinsing/eme.html

Tks PA3CUZ 8/2007 



Issued by the DARC for DX contacts on VHF (above 144 MHz) with European countries from the WAE official list. Contacts from 1 Jan 1972. Each country is counted only once regardless of band used. However, it can be counted with a multiplier on each of the VHF/UHF bands. The multiplier for QRB points only for 144 MHz and up is 2 on 432 MHz, 3 on 1296 MHz, etc. No restrictions on mode, except minimum R3. Cards must be sent. Contacts will be counted from the QTH-square made under the same call. Only contacts between fixed and portable stations. QRB points: your own QTH locator square = 1 point. Any adjacent square = 2. Every square ring will count for one more point. In order to make a fairer judgment regarding the distance East/West and in a diagonal diretion, zones have been established; ask sponsor for map showing zones.

UKW-EU-D on 50 MHz Band
The classes available are: 
    III - at least 25 countries and 250 QRB points = 275 points.
    II - at least 35 countries and 350 QRB points = 385 points.
    I - at least 45 countries and 450 QRB points = 495 points.
    Trophy - at least 55 countries and 550 QRB points = 605 points.

UKW-EU-D on 144 MHz and up
The classes available are:

III - at least 10 country and 60 QRB points = 70 points.
II - at least 15 country and 95 QRB points = 110 points.
I - at least 20 country and 130 QRB points = 150 points.
Trophy - at least 30 country and 300 QRB points = 330 points.

GCR list including QRB points claimed and QTH locator of other station and fee of 10€ (fee for trophy = 40€) to DARC, UKW-Referat, Diplom Manager, A. Schlendermann DL9GS, Weg am Kotterberg 3, D-44807 Bochum, Germany. 

(Chg 11/2007)


VHF-CW Diplom

Sponsored by the DARC - Distrikt Ruhrgebiet for CW contacts after 1 Jan 1970 on 144 MHz and up, in Region 1. A minimum of 50 points are needed. Endorsements for 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 400 and 500 Points. Each grid square counts once per band. When a grid square runs between two or more countries, then you may count this square for each of these countries with separate contacts.

The DXCC and WAE country list will determine countries. Example: The Locator - grid square JO30 counts once per band for DL, ON, PA and LX.

Point value: Count the number of grid squares between your station and the station you contact. This may be a vertical or a horizontal line. The number of grid squares between these stations is the point value. When there are more square horizontal than vertical squares, then you may use the higher value. The highest score is 10. Example: your QTH is in JO33BF and the QSO station ON4AAA is in grid JN29LX. Vertical: JO33, JO32, JO31, JO30, JN30 ( 5 gridsquares), Horizontal: JO33, JO23 (2 Grid squares). The highest count and this QSO give 5 points. You can now work the same square (JN29) in a other country (LX) for another 5 points. For cross band QSOs, count the band where you are located. QSO's with a mobile stations are not valid. Working as a Portable station must be from the same grid square as the QRH. GCR list and fee of 5€, stickers 1€ to: Hermann Rφmer DF5EO, Gerhard-Storm-Str., 34, D-46446 Emmerich, Germany. 

E-mail: df5eo@aol.com 

Internet: http://www.darc.de/distrikte/l/

(Chg 3/2008)


Iceland on Six Meters Award

Contact at least two different Icelandic stations on 6 meters. No time limitations. All modes. SWL OK. Contacts with /TF or TF/ stations are not valid for this award. Submit a GCR list with all QSO details including date, time, mode and report. First award issued to a DXCC country will be endorsed as such. Single mode endorsed upon request. Fee for award is 8 IRCs, $US5 or 5€ . Apply to Brynjolfur Jonsson TF5B, PO Box 121, IS-602 Akureyri, Iceland. 

E-mail: tf5b@internet.is 
Internet: http://ira.is/display/web/Iceland+on+Six+Metres+Award 
Award picture: http://ira.is/download/attachments/360511/six.jpg 

(Chg 6/2013) 

IRELAND/VHF                      The Brendan Awards

The Brendan Awards are designed to encourage experimentation with two-way trans Atlantic communications by radio amateurs using the Two Metre Band. Such an event would establish a historical record.

The Brendan Trophies and Brendan Shields will be presented to each of the operators of the two amateur radio stations which first establish two-way communication in the relevant category between the continents of Europe and America (North or South) within the Two Metre Amateur Band.

The Brendan Plate will be awarded to the Receiving station, or to both the Receiving and Transmitting station where the Transmitting station has specifically attempted a trans Atlantic contact.

The specific rules and conditions under which the award will be made are laid out in great detail on the IRTS website: Internet: http://www.irts.ie/cgi/brendan.cgi

Contacting the Awards Panel:  Write to The Brendan Trophies Awards Panel, Irish Radio Transmitters Society, P.O. Box 462, Dublin 9, Ireland.

Internet: http://www.irts.ie/cgi/brendan.cgi

Tks EA3GHZ 1/2010


Associazione Radiotecnica Italiana (ARI) Series

General Requirements: GCR may be used by DX applicants if signed by an elected official of a national ARC society or club.  SWL OK.  Awards manager reserves right to demand one or more cards if necessary.  Send a photocopy of registration as member of ARI or IARU affiliated organization for the current year.  Fee for all awards is 5€ for ARI members and for all others 8€.  Apply to: Giovanni Zangara IW0BET, PO Box 36, I-00100 Roma Centro, Italy.

E-mail: iw0bet@ari.it 
Internet: http://www.qsl.net/iw0bet/diplomi.htm 


Contact Italian provinces on or after 1 January 1959.  (For UHF/SHF contacts after 1 January 1975 and RTTY and PSK31 mode, contacts after 1 January 2001).
    144 MHz - Italians 40 provinces and all others need 20.
    430 MHz - Italians 30 provinces and all others need 15.
    1296 MHz - Italians 20 provinces and all others need 10.
    2304, 5760, 10,450, 24,050 AND 47,200 MHz, Italians need 10 and all others 5.
Contacts with the provinces Biella (BI), Crotone (KR), Lecco (LC), Lodi (LO), Prato (PO), Rimini (RN), Verbania (VB), Vibo Valentia (VV) count on or after 1 January 1993.


Contact 40 Italian provinces since 1 January 1993 on 50 MHz using SSB or CW.  For mixed modes, 10 on CW and 30 on SSB or 30 on CW and 10 using SSB. 

WAIP Satellite            Rewrite 9/2008

Contact Italian provinces after 15 October 1972 using CW, SSB or mixed modes.  5 classes available:
    1. Satellite Leo - Low Earth Orbit
        a. mode A 145 - 29 MHz = 20 provinces and 20 countries.
        b. mode A Pioneer 145-29 MHz = 10 provinces and 10 countries (from 15-10-1972 (A06 to 23 06 1987 (RS 10/11)
        c. mode T 21 - 145 MHz= 15 provinces and 20 countries.
        d. mode K 21-29 MHz = 25 provinces and 20 countries.
        e. mode B 435 - 145 MHz = 10 provinces and 10 countries.
        f. mode B Pioneer 435 - 145 MHz = 5 provinces and 10 countries with OSCAR 7.
        g. mode J 145 - 435 MHz = 20 provinces and 20 countries.
        h. mode J Pioneer 145 - 435 MHz = 10 provinces and 15 countries (from 05-03-1978) A08 to 07-02-1990. (FO20). 

    2. Satellite with Orbit to elevated Antenna OSCAR 10, OSCAR 13. 
        a. mode B 435-145 MHz = 40 provinces and 40 countries.
        b. mode J 145 - 435 MHz = 20 provinces and 30 countries.
        c. mode L 1296 - 435 MHz = 10 provinces and 10 countries.
        d. Mode S 435 - 2400 MHz = 5 provinces and 5 countries. 

Contacts count from starting date of 15 October 1972 with 95 provinces.  Starting date for the 8 new provinces of Biella (BI), Crotone (KR), Lecco (LC), Lodi (LO), Prato (PO), Rimini (RN), Verbania (VB), and Vibo Valentia (VV) is 1 January 1993. 

Certificato Del Mediterraneo (CDM) VHF UHF SHF

Contact Italian provinces and countries which border the Mediterranean after 1 January 1972.   PSK31 after 1 January 2001. 
Modes CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 or mixed modes. 
    144 MHz - Italians need 40 provinces and 13 countries, others need 20 provinces and 10 countries.
    432 MHz - Italians need 30 provinces and 8 countries, others need 15 provinces and 5 countries.
    1296 MHz - Italians need 20 provinces and 5 countries, others need 10 provinces and 5 countries.
    2304, 5760, 10450, 24050 and 47200 MHz - All need 10 provinces and 3 countries.

(Chg 6/2009)

Certificato Del Metiterraneo (CDM) 50 MHz 

Italian stations need 30 Italian provinces and 13 countries which border the Mediterranean.  All others need 20 provinces and 10 valid countries.  For the mixed mode award, Italian stations need 10 on CW and 20 on SSB or 10 SSB and 20 on CW.  Others need 10 on CW and 10 on SSB.  Contacts after 1 January 1972.

(Chg 9/2008)

The following countries are valid for CDM: 

3A Monaco EA6 Balearic Isl. T9 Bosnia-Hercegovina
3V Tunisia EA9 Ceuta & Melilla TA Turkey
4X Israel F France TK Corsica
5A Libya OD Lebanon YK Syria
5B Cyprus S5 Slovenia YU Yugoslavia
7X Algeria SU Egypt ZA Albania
9A Croatia SV Greece ZB Gibraltar
9H Malta SV5 Dodecanese Isl. ZC U.K. Bases on Cyprus
CN Morocco SV9 Crete Isl. I Italy
EA Spain SY Mount Athos IS0 Sardinia
    IT9 Sicily 

The following Italian provinces are valid for CDM:


Contacts with the provinces Crotone (KR), Lecco (LC), Rimini (RN), Vibo Valentia (VV) count from 1 January 1993.
(Chg 11/2008)

Diploma Delle Sezioni ARI Italian 50MHz - VHF - UHF - SHF

Contact capitol cities of ARI Sections after 1 Jan 1997 on SSB, CW or via Satellite.  No repeater  or transponder contacts except transponder for satellite on SSB. 

Requirements:  Italians Need: All others need: 
Band Capital Prov Sections Others Sections
50 MHz 40 20 40
144 MHz 45 35 50
432 MHz 30 25 30
1296 MHz 20 10 10
2304 and higher MHz   5 5
Satellite   150 Sections 150 Sections

Italian Islands Award

Contact Italian islands and island groups after 1 Jan 1980 on the VHF/UHF bands using SSB, CW and satellite. No repeater or transponder contacts except transponder for satellite on SSB. 


50 MHz 30 islands and 10 island groups.

144 Mhz 30 islands and 10 island groups.
432 Mhz 15 islands and 5 island groups.
1296 Mhz 10 islands and 3 island groups.
2304 Mhz 5 islands and 2 island groups.

50 MHz, 15 islands and 5 island groups.

144 Mhz 15 islands and 5 island groups.
432 Mhz 10 islands and 3 island groups.
1296 and up: 5 islands and 2 island groups.

Italians and Europeans via satellite: 
15 islands and 5 groups.

The groups are: 01 Adriatic 02 Basilicata 03 Cagliari 04 Calabria 05 Eolie 06 Friuli 07 Campania 08 Cheradi 09 Egadi 10 Liguria 11 Maddalena 12 Lazio 13 Nuoro 14 Oristano 15 Sassari 16 Pantelleria 17 Pelagie 18 Puglia 19 Ustica 20 Tremiti 21 Sicilia 22 Sardegna 23 Toscana 
24 Venezia

List of Italian islands found at: http://www.iv3ehh.it/Programmi.htm 

(Chg 9/2008))


Diploma Liguria 

Contact Ligurian stations on VHF bands using the modes of CW, AM, SSB and Digital.  Contacts on or after 1 July 1959.  SWL OK.  
3 Classes are available:

Province Basic Award 2nd Class Award 3rd Class Award
Genova 8 4 3
Imperia 3 2 2

La Spezia

2 1 1
Savona 2 1 1
Total QSO's needed: 15 23 (15+8) 30 (23 + 7)

Using 144MHz only, the following requirements apply:
1. Contact 15 stations in at least 2 provinces or work a total minimum distance of 3000km with 3 of the provinces.
2. Contact 20 stations in at least 3 provinces, or work a total minimum of 4000km with 3 of the provinces.
3. Contact 25 stations in the 4 provinces or work a total minimum distance of 5000km with 4 provinces.

Repeater contacts are not valid. The award is ONLY available online via a JPG image which will be sent to you by e-mail.   

E-mail: award_liguria@arisanremo.it 
Internet: http://www.arisanremo.it/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=1961#1961   

(Rewrite 9/2009)

VHF - ITALY                                            
ARI Sezione di Perugia - Grid Square Award Rules

Contact members of the ARI Section of Perugia in different WW Locator and EU Locator grids. 

• 6m Squares Award (minimum of 40 confirmed squares) 
• 2m Squares Award (minimum of 30 confirmed squares) 
• 70 cm Squares Award (minimum of 15 confirmed squares) 
• 23cm Squares Award (minimum of 7 confirmed squares)

There are two categories of Awards: Fixed Station and Mobile Station (for mobile all contacts must be run from the same call-area). Licensed Amateur Radio can submit application form and their QSL cards in accordance with the following rules:

QSL Cards must be submitted, and must include the following data: a. Callsigns of both stations b. Date of QSO c. Time of QSO (UTC preferred) d. Band or Frequency of QSO e. Mode of QSO f. RST g. QTH of the station confirming (first four characters of WW Locator or first letters of EU Locator,or as alternative the exact name of trasmission locality).
With the exception of the use of EME or active repeaters, all QSO through Tropo,E-poradic, FAI, Meteor Scatter, Aurora, TEP and any other type of propagation are considered valid.

Contacts with stations “/m” or “/mm” are also valid QSO,but the relative QSL card must respect the rule of previous point “g” at paragraph n.1. which requires the QSL to identify location. 

QSL Cards not including the information above may be returned to the applicant for replacement, and not credited towards the Award.  
Photocopies of the actual QSL cards is permitted, with copies both front and back being required. Award Manager reserves himself the right to request originals in any moment.

Free endorsement stickers can be requesedt for any Award (6m S.A and 2m S.A.: any 10 squares update - 70cm S.A.: any 2 squares update – 23cm S.A.: each square update): a SASE is required. 

Application form (containing personal data, call sign, address and required Award) and QSL cards (or photocopy) must be accompanied by a log extract signed from applicant and countersigned from two local OM or QSL Manager; moreover a fee of 5€ for each Award (and adequate return postage if original QSL cards are submitted) must be included. Apply to: A.R.I. Sezione di Perugia - PO Box 113 - 06100 Perugia (Italy).

Internet: http://www.aripg.it/ 

New 10/2012 


Sicilian Islands Award

The S.I.A. is issued by the A.R.I. Section of Siracusa for VHF and higher frequencies. SWL OK. Contact marine islands and different groups after 1 Jan 1990. SSB CW and mixed, or via satellite (any input or output mode). QSO via repeaters or transponder are not valid, except those made via linear transponder installed on satellites, but only in SSB mode.

To apply for the Award the following contacts/heard are required:

Italian OM/YL/SWL:

50 MHz : 15 islands in 3 groups
144 MHz : 10 islands in 2 groups
432 MHz : 6 islands in 1 group
1296 MHz : 4 islands in 1 group
2304 and up: 2 islands in 1 group

European OM/YL/SWL:

50 Mhz : 8 islands in 2 groups
144 MHz : 3 islands in 1 group
432 MHz : 2 islands in 1 group
1296 and up: 1 island

OM/YL/SWL (Italian or European)

Via satellite : 3 islands in 2 groups

Eligible Island Groups: 01-Egadi, 02-Eolie, 03-Pantelleria, 04-Pelagie, 05-Sicilia, 06-Ustica.

Further upgrades can be requested for a minimum of 3 islands and/or groups. GCR list and fee of 10€ or US$10, Upgrade endorsements = 1 Euro or $US1 to: Salvo Costantino IT9HLR, Sezione ARI di Siracusa, Via F. Accolla 7, Siracusa 96100 - ITALY.

Internet link to list of valid islands: http://www.qsl.net/adxt/index.html 
E-mail:  it9hlr@infinito.it or it9hlr@email.it 

(Chg 2/18/10)