Italy Square JN63 Award to Wales 100 Countries on VHF

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(Updated 7/8/2016) 

2 Meter Squares Award

Work at least 30 squares on 2 meters.  The squares are identified from the first four characters of the WW locator, or from first letters of the EU locator.  On 70cm, work 15 and on 23cm work 7 squares and on 6 meters work 40 squares.  Award available for fixed or portable stations.  The portable stations must have carried out all the contacts from the same call area.  No use of repeater or EME QSOs.  Endorsement for each additional 10 squares on 2 meters; on 70cm for each added 2 and on 23cm, each additional square.  GCR list and fee of 5€ to A.R.I., Section of Perugia, PO Box 113, I-06100 Null Perugia PG, Italy.

Internet: http://www.aripg.it/ 

(Chg 11/2008)

--- JARL Series ---

GCR accepted — note data required by each award. Fee of 12 IRCs or $US16 for each award. For air mail delivery, add 2 IRCs. SWL OK. The following endorsements are available — maximum of three (if applicable) per award:

Bands - (only contacts made in same band.)
- only contacts made through satellites.
- only contacts using 5 watts output or less.
- only contacts using ½ watt or less.

Contacts must be made after 29 July 1952. Land stations only unless /MM or /Aeronautical for the 50Mhz-100 144Mhz-100 430Mhz-100 1200Mhz-10, 50 or 100 2400Mhz-10, 50 or 100 5600Mhz-10, 50, 100 and VU-1000 awards.

Contacts with the Far East Military Auxiliary Stations in Japan are not acceptable. Contacts must be made within the same call area or if no call area exists, from the same country. Apply to: JARL - Award Desk, 1-14-5 Sugamo, Toshima, Tokyo 170-8073, Japan.

E-mail: oper@jarl.or.jp 
Internet: http://www.jarl.or.jp/English/4_Library/A-4-2_Awards/Award_Main.htm 

(Chg 6/2009)

50 MHz - 100

Contact 100 different stations on the 50 MHz band. Arrange list in alphabetical order of prefix followed by suffix.

144Mhz - 100

Contact 100 different stations on the 144MHz band. Arrange list in alphabetical order of prefix followed by suffix.

430 MHz - 100

Contact 100 different stations on the 430 MHz band. Arrange list in alphabetical order of prefix followed by suffix.

1200 MHz

Contact 10 different stations on the 1200 MHz band. Endorsements for 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500. Arrange list in alphabetical order of prefix followed by suffix.

2400 MHz

Contact 10 different stations on the 2400 MHz band. Endorsements for 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500. Arrange list in alphabetical order of prefix followed by suffix.

5600 MHz

Contact 10 different stations on the 5600 MHz band. Ejdorsements for 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500. Arrange list in alphabetical order of prefix followed by suffix.

10 Ghz

Contact 10 different stations on the 10GHz band. Endorsements for 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500. Arrange list in alphabetical order of prefix followed by suffix.

24 Ghz

Contact 10 different stations on the 24GHz band. Endorsements for 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500. Arrange list in alphabetical order of prefix followed by suffix.

47 Ghz

Contact 10 different stations on the 47 GHz band.  Endorsements for 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500.  Arrange list in alphabetical order of prefix followed by suffix.
(New 6/2009 Tks PA3CUZ)

75 Ghz

Contact 10 different stations on the 75 GHz band.  Endorsements for 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500.  Arrange list in alphabetical order of prefix followed by suffix. 
(New 6/2009 Tks PA3CUZ)


Contact at least 1000 different amateur station on the 50Mhz, 144Mhz and/or 430Mhz bands. Endorsements for each additional 1000. Arrange list in alphabetical order of prefix followed by suffix. Contacts on or after 29 July 1977 only.


Contact at least 100 different grid square locations in Japan (first 4 digits) on 50MHz or above. Sticker endorsements each additional 50 squares. Contacts on or after 1 July 1992 only. All contacts must be from your grid square in your country. The same station may be counted separately on each band and square. GCR list must include Grid square data. No endorsements for band/mode.

--- Miura Club Series---

General Requirements: GCR accepted. Fee for each award is 6 IRCs. All QSO's must be made on 6 meters or higher bands. Apply to: Tomohiro Sairo JF1NIS, 4-5-6 Misaki, Miura, Kanagawa 238-02, Japan.

Lighthouse Award

Contact one each of JA1 to Ja0 plus 7 JA Maritime Mobile stations. (17 contacts total).

Miura Hamayuu Umiu Kuromatsu Award

Contact 14 stations which spell "MIURA KUROMATSU" plus 30 different cities or guns in Japan. 

(TKS JR1DTN)(93)

KAZAKHSTAN - VHF                  
"Soyuz-Apollo" Diploma

The Soyuz-Apollo Diploma is issued by Committee of the Kazakhstan Federation of VHF radio sport and amateur radio for conducting two-way radio contacts on VHF and UHF amateur radio bands using satellites, as well as radio QSOs made with the cosmonauts (astronauts), located on orbiting space stations.

During any calendar year beginning from 17 July (the date of docking of spacecraft "Soyuz" and of "Apollo" - July 17, 1975) of the current year to 17 July next year, you must earn the number of points corresponding to the number of years that have elapsed since the event (1975). One QSO with an amateur located on the orbital space station (eg, ISS) is required. Each QSO made through any artificial Earth satellite carries the value of 1 point.. Contacts with an amateur located on an orbiting space station = 3 points.

Repeat radio contacts, but not more than five, shall be counted only from cosmonauts (astronauts), located on an orbital space station.

Any mode or band is valid. The cost of the diploma for Kazakhstan and CIS countries is EUR 5, and fee for all other stations is 10 euros. Send log extract and GCR list to: Soyuz-Apollo, Box 39, Almatyl, 050000, Kazakhstan. Applications may be made by e-mail sent to: UHF_KFRR@mail.ru .

E-mail: UHF_KFRR@mail.ru
Internet: http://www.ukw.cqun.kz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=57  

Tks QRZ.ru 3/22/12

--- Kaunas R.C. program---

General Requirements: refer to Lithuanian HF section.

LY-WW Location Award

Contact 10 different Lithuanian stations on VHF in at least 4 WW squares.

(TKS LY2BKM)(93)

Diploma Med

Confirm contacts with 5 of the 26 Mediterranean countries on 50 MHz. They are: Albania, Algeria, Balearic Is., Ceuta & Melilla, Corsica, Crete, Cyprus, Dodecanese, Egypt, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Sardinia, Sicily, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Yugoslavia. In all cases, Malta must be worked. GCR list and fee of $US2, UK 2 pounds or 12 IRCs to: MARL Awards Manager, Walter A. Gatt 9H1DU, PO Box 575, Valletta, Malta.

(TKS G1WMJ)(93)

--- VERON Series ---

General Requirements: Contacts after 1 June 1945. No use of repeater or satellite. Apply with a GCR list and fee of 5€ or 7 IRCs for each award (endorsement stickers SAE/IRC only) to: Theo J. Kindts PC7CW, Monteverdistraat 73, 1447 NC, Purmerend, Netherlands.  

(Chg 12/06)


Work 6 countries (your own may be included) on 70 Cm (432 MHz). Stickers for each added country up to 30. Contacts after 1 June 1945.


Work 6 countries (your own may be included) on 23cm (1240-1300 Mhz), 13cm (2300-2450 Mhz) and 5cm (5650-5850 Mhz). Stickers for each further country up to 30.


23 X 23

Work 23 Dutch stations on 23 Cm (1296 MHz).

3 X 3

Work 3 Dutch stations on 3cm in 3 provinces from distance 3X3X3X3 = 81Km average. So you need 243 or more Km points. (97)

9 X 9

Work 9 Dutch stations on 9 Cm.

13 X 13

Work 13 Dutch stations on 13Cm (2300-2450 MHz) over at least 4 locators (JO21-JO22, JO31-JO32, or old CL, CM, DM, etc. (CHG 94)

50 Mhz Award

Work 50 stations from 50 different DXCC countries. Endorsements for 60, 75, 100, 125 and 150 countries.

QSL Regio Award

Work 50 QSL-Regios (R-01 to R-50) after 1 September 1980.  A contact with PI4AA may substitute for Missing R38 (RCD - Radio Control Service).  PI4NAF, PI4MRC, PI1KM, PI5STC or any military PA stations may substitute for R-50 (MILRAC).

(Tks PA3CUZ 8/2003)

NEW ZEALAND / VHF           
 – NZART Series –

See NZART listing under New Zealand for general rules/fees.

VHF Century Club - VHFCC

Earn 100 points from QSOs from ZL station on following basis:

50 MHz contacts = 1 point.
144 MHz contacts simplex = 3 points, repeater contacts 1 point.
432 MHz contacts simplex = 6 points, repeater contacts 1 point.

Same station may be claimed once on any one band, but may be claimed repeatedly on different bands.

WAD - A VHF Award

Contact on any VHF band (or mixture of VHF bands) with ZL1, ZL2, ZL3 and ZL4, one contact per call area.Fee for not out of the call area callsigns is$NZ3.  Send stamps rather than coins or cheques.  Overseas $US$ or $A5.
Clarification of call area:  i.e., you can't claim ZL1 area if the ZL1 is located in the ZL3 call area.  You may claim the ZL1 for the ZL3 area if they are in the ZL3 area.  Repeater contacts OK> 

(Chg 11/2010)

SP - 50 Mhz Award

Available in 3 classes:

Class 1 - confirmed contacts with 10 SP's in 6 middle field locator.
Class 2 - confirmed contacts with 20 SP's in 12 middle field locator.
Class 3 - confirmed contacts with 30 SP's in all SP call areas 1-9 and 20 middle field locator. 

Contacts since 1 Jan 1995. All modes. Fee 5€ or $US5. Apply to PZK Awards manager listed under Poland in HF section.

(Chg 5/2006)

Russian VHF Trophy

Sponsored by the "Ether" radio club from Efremov, Russia for making contacts on 2 meters, 70cm and 23cm using all types of modulation, including TROPO, ES, AURORA, MS, FAI, EME, IONO. Contacts since 1-1-1992. No use of active repeaters is allowed. You must have received the QSL card of the other station.

Russian stations should earn at least 100 points, for all others, they must earn at least 50 points only with stations within the territory of Russia. Contacts with the same station will count if they are made in another grid square or band. The applicant must make all contacts from one grid square.

Point Values - contacts with different grid squares:
2 meters = 1 point.
70cm = 2 points.
23cm = 3 points.

Send list of contacts in order of alphabetic designation of the grid squares together with fee of 140 roubles for Russian stations, and 10 IRC for all others. Apply to: Serov Alexey Vladimirovich UA3PNO, PO Box 1, Efremov, Tula, 301840 Russia.

Internet: http://www.tularadio.ru/?pg=content/rvhft_e 

Chg 3/2010

---URE Series--- (Rewritten 10/02 per info from PA3CUZ) 

General Requirements: Contacts after 1 April 1949. No use of repeaters.  Contacts via repeaters or cross band will be accepted only in the satellite class.  For the locator awards, the first four characters of the WW locator apply: JN12, KH74, IN99, etc.  QSL cards should show the QTH locators of both stations, however, a card showing only the QTH locator of the origin is acceptable.  For contacts prior to 1985, show the old indicator and the current equivalent.  List in alphabetical order of squares plus cards.
    GCR list with QSL cards and fee for each award 6€ or $US6, cost of medal is 18€ or $US18, and cost for the trophy is 42€ or $US42.  Endorsements are 3€ or $US3.  Apply to: URE, PO Box 22, 28080 Madrid, Spain. 

Internet: http://www.ure.es/diplomas.html 

(Chg 2/09)


Available to all amateurs licensed to operate VHF or higher in their country for contacting grid squares in seven different classes:

WALOC-50: 100 different squares in the 50MHz band.
50 different squares in the 144 Mhz band.
40 different squares in the 430 Mhz band.
20 different squares in the 1200MHz band or up.
: 50 different squares via satellite.
30 different squares via meteor scatter.
: 30 different squares via EME (earth-moon- earth).

Endorsements for each added 25 squares in the 50 and 144 class, and for 10 additional squares for the others. Special WALOC-MASTER for stations who earn the WALOC-144, WALOC-430 and ony of the others: WALOC-Satellite, WALOC-MS, or WALOC-EME.

Locator-E Award

Awarded for contacting EA squares in the following classes:

144 Mhz: 25 squares.
430 Mhz: 20 squares.
1200 Mhz: 15 squares.
Top bands (2300 Mhz up): 10 squares.
Satellite: 35 squares.

Endorsements for each 5 additional squares in each class. No use of repeaters.


TPEA (Trabajadas las Provincias EA) 

Contact Spanish provinces after 1 March 1979.  All contacts must be made from the same location (or Spanish Province, for EA's).  Mobile contacts are not valid.  Modes may be SSB, CW or RTTY.  For the medal, 35 different provinces are required on 2 meters and to earn the trophy will require 52 provinces.

(Tks PA3CUZ)(10/02) 

Diploma Espana

Contact Spanish stations after 1 Jan 1952.  EA's need 60 contacts in 5 call areas and 20 provinces with a maximum of 10 per province.
EA8 and all others: 30 stations in 4 call areas and 12 provinces.  A maximum of 5 QSOs per province. 

(Tks PA3CUZ)(10/02) 

Worked All Sweden Award ---

General Requirements: Contacts after 1 January 1988 and must be made from the same country and on the same band and mode.  The same station may be contacted on several different bands.  Land based stations only - no use of repeaters except for WASA Satellite.  GCR list and fee of 40 SEK, 6 IRCs, 4€ or $US4 and for the Plaque 150 SEK, 25 IRCs, 15€ or $US15 to: Diploma Manager Sveriges Sandareamatorer, Box 45, SE-191 21 Sollentuna, Sweden or to Diploma Manager Bengt Hogkvist SM6DEC, Ostbygatan 24C, SE-531 37 Lidkoping, Sweden.

E-mail: sm6dec@svessa.se 
Internet: http://www.awardmanager.se/SSA%20awards%20program.html 

(Chg 3/2010)

WASA - 144 MHz

Class 2 - work all SM call sign districts on 144 MHz.
Class 1 - work all SM Lans on 144 MHz.
Shield Endorsement - work 5 different stations in each Lan on 144 MHz.

WASA - 432 MHz

Class 2 - work one SM in each call district on 432 MHz.
Class 1 - work one SM in each Lan on 432 MHz.
Shield Endorsement - work 3 different stations in each Lan on 432 MHz.

WASA - 1296 MHz

Class 1 - work one SM in each call district on 1296 MHz.
Shield Endorsement - work one SM in each Lan on 1296 MHz.

WASA - Satellite

Class 2 - work one SM in each call district by Satellite.
Class 1 - work one SM in each Lan by Satellite.
Shield Endorsement - work all Lans by Satellite using at least 2 modes.


Helvetia 26 VHF Award (bands specified)

Refer to the HF section for general requirements, fees and mailing address.

Similar to the HF program. The award may be earned for each single band from 6m and above. Modes of operation same as for HF, plus the additional category of SAT (Satellite). The versions available are as follows:

    a. single band.
b. 2B Helvetia 26 VHF Award (2m + 70 cm and/or with SAT 2m + 1 higher band.
c. 3B Helvetia 26 VHF Award (as above plus 1 higher band or 6m.)
d. 4B Helvetia 26 VHF Award (as above plus 2 higher bands or 6m.)
    e. 5B Helvetia 26 VHF Award (as above plus 3 higher bands or 6m)

Switzerland VHF Award (bands freely selectable)

For the basic award, 40 band cantons are to be worked on any frequency bands above 30 MHz.

Further versions as follows:

a. Switzerland 50 VHF - for 50 band cantons starting from 6m or higher.
b. Switzerland 60 VHF - for 60 band cantons starting from 6m or higher.
c. same as above by increments of 10 band cantons.
d. Switzerland XXX VHF Award - for all 26 cantons on XXX VHF bands.
e. Switzerland VHF Honor Roll - for 80 band cantons on VHF, 6m and higher. 

(Chg 8/2003)


Contact Yugoslav amateurs on VHF and UHF in the grid squares belonging to Yugoslavia: JN91 JN92 JN93 JN95 JN96 KN022 KN03 KN04 KN05 KN06 KN12 KN13 KN14. Applicants need at least 5 different squares on VHF and 2 on UHF. Or, 10 different squares using VHF are sufficient. Contacts after 9 May 1992. GCR list and fee of 10 IRCs to: Savez Radio-Amatera Jugoslavia, Awd Manager YU1KO, PO Box 48, YU-11001 Beograd, Yugoslavia.

(TKS DE1JSH)(96)

USA - VHF            

Work or activate grids with land mass in Alaska using any valid amateur bands at or higher than 50 MHz.

Home Station Based

1. The Sourdough Certificate will be given to any station who works 5 grids within the state of Alaska on any band, 50-MHz or higher. Numbered Band Endorsements will be added to the homestead certificate for each band in increments of 5 grids.
2. One Sourdough Plaque will be issued to any station who completes certificates for 20 grids on 50-MHz or higher. Numbered Band Endorsements will be added to the plaque for each additional band where 20 grids are worked.

Mobile or Rover Based

3. The Pathfinder Certificate will be given to any portable/mobile/rover station who activates 5 grids within the State of Alaska on any band, 50-MHz or higher. Numbered Band Endorsements will be added to the homestead certificate for each band in increments of 5 grids.
4. One Pathfinder Plaque will be issued to any station who completes certificates for 20 grids on 50-MHz or higher. Plaques will be numbered in the order stations are qualified and confirmed. Numbered Band Endorsements will be added to the plaque for each additional band where 20 grids are worked.

1. Contacts made via man-made satellites, repeaters, aeronautical or orbital stations are NOT eligible.
2. Contacts on 146.52 MHz are NOT eligible.
3. National calling frequencies on other VHF+ bands are allowed.
4. Contacts made via tropo, e-skip, meteor-scatter, and eme are valid contacts.
5. CW, SSB, AM, FM-simplex, and digital modes are eligible.
6. Contacts for the Sourdough must be made from within 200km of your current home station.
Confirmation of contacts will be submission of a log of contacts showing: date, time, both call-signs, band, mode, and grid square exchanges. QSL cards will not be required.
7. Exchange will be the four-digit grid square. Signal reports are optional.
8. Maritime Mobile contacts count for the grid they are located in, if that grid includes land for the state of Alaska.
9.All qualifying contacts must be made after 00:00 UTC January 1, 2009.

There is a one-time application fee of $5.00 (US dollars) to compensate for preparation costs of certificates. Certificate application will be made to the Contest Chairman of the AVG. A complete submission for an award is a properly filled out log sheet. The ARRL VHF contest log form is acceptable and should be used as a guide for making out the log. Plaques and endorsements will be charged at cost (plaque creation plus shipping & handling).

Apply to: Edward R.  Cole, Jr., PO Box 8672, Nikiski, AK 99635, USA.

Internet: http://www.qsl.net/ak-vhf/ 


Tks N8OFS 9/10

USA/VHF                            No longer being awarded per Pierre Jolin VE2 7/8/2016
Century Grid Award

Based on the VUCC Award format, the Century Grid Award is available to operators that work 100 different grids on 50 and 144 MHz or 50 grids on 222 MHz using WSJT or other High Speed Meteor Scatter techniques.  All contacts must have been made by meteor scatter propagation.  Endorsement stickers are also available for additional contacts in multiples of 50 above the initial 100 contacts.  Cards are not required, the honor system applies.  The award is equally to foreign operators that meet these requirements.  A log with all pertinent QSO information and fee of $US5 for US and $US9 for DX applicants should be sent to: Terry Hosack WA3LTB, 9852 Martin Avenue, Lake City, PA. 16423.

E-mail: wa3ltb@juno.com 
Internet: http://www.ykc.com/wa5ufh/WSJTGROUP/DatabasesAwards.htm 

(Chg 3/2010)  

Worked Colorado Award / Worked All of Colorado Award

The Worked Colorado Award is available for all bands above 50 MHz, and requires contacts in any 6 of the 16 Colorado Grid Squares on any one (1) VHF/UHF band.

The Worked All of Colorado Award is available for all bands above 50 MHz, land is awarded for contacts with all of Colorado's 16 Grid Squares on any one (1) VHF/UHF band.  Contacts in grids shared with other states MUST be lmade with operators within the borders of Colorado for this award.

Submit a log extract showing that you have met the requirements for the award along with a check for $3.00 (make payable to Wayne Heinen) to cover printing, shipping and handling.  The certificates will be printed on photographic quality paper in a mullticolor format.  Mail your log entries to: Rocky Mountain VHF+ Awards, PO Box 473411, Aurora, CO.  80047-3411.

The 16 Colorado Grid Squares (from NW to SE) are:

            DN50 DN60 DN70 DN80
            DM59 DM69 DM79 DM89
            DM58 DM68 DM78 DM88
            DM57 DM67 DM77 DM87

Internet: http://rmvhf.org/coloaward.html 
Image of award: http://rmvhf.org/coloaward.html 

(Chg 3/10) N8OFS

Worked All of EM Award

The Southeastern VHF Society is pleased to offer a certificate for working all Grid Squares in the EM field, the Worked All of 'EM Award. 

Entries may be judged by any one of several awards committee members. A list of current committee members will be maintained on the SVHF website. Cards may be brought for checking at the annual conference in April. Contact the member directly for details if cards are to be shipped and checked between conferences. 

Internet: http://svhfs.org/awards.html 

Added 1-10 Tks to N8OFS  

Fred Fish Memorial Award (FFMA)

1. The Fred Fish Memorial Award (FFMA) is awarded for confirming contact with all 488 Maidenhead grid squares in the 48 contiguous United States on the 6 meter (50 MHz) band. Grid locators are designated by a combination of two letters and two numbers. The ARRL World Grid Locator Atlas and the ARRL Grid Locator for North America are available from the ARRL Publication Sales Department.

1. (a) The FFMA award is available to all amateurs worldwide; however, ARRL membership is required for hams in the US, its possessions and Puerto Rico. 
2. Only those contacts dated January 1, 1983 or later are creditable for FFMA purposes.
3. The FFMA does not offer any endorsements based on specific modes, nor does it offer any recognition of progress towards the end goal. An Amateur does not qualify for the FFMA until all 488 required grids are confirmed.
4. General Rules
1. (a) No contacts through active repeaters or satellites are permitted.
2. (b) Contacts with aeronautical mobiles (in the air) do NOT count.
3. (c) Stations who claim to operate from more than one grid locator simultaneously (i.e., from the boundary between two grid locators or from the intersection of four grid locators) must be physically present in all locators to give multiple locator credit with a single contact. These stations should be prepared to validate their claim. For a mobile station, this means parking the vehicle exactly on the line or corner. For a portable station, this means that the total area occupied by the station's physical setup, including operating position(s), power source(s), and antenna(s), must occupy some portion of each of the two/four grid squares simultaneously. Operators of boundary/corner stations should be prepared to provide evidence of meeting the simultaneous occupation test if called upon to do so. Two photographs -- one showing the placement of the GPS receiver in the station setup, and a close-up legibly showing the GPS reading -- are typically needed as evidence of compliance. Video footage showing an overview of the operating site and then, uncut and in real time, zooming in on the GPS display coordinates is even better.

4. (d) Grid boundary lines and grid corners must be established using a GPS receiver whose map datum is set to WGS84, the global default for current GPS receivers. The GPS receiver should be set to use WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) if so equipped, since this improves the error figure to as little as 5 feet. In no case may the GPS receiver show an error figure in excess of 20 feet. Any modern GPS receiver equipped with WAAS will easily meet this requirement, as will most older units without WAAS.

5. All contacts applied to an applicant’s FFMA must be made by the applicant from locations no more than 200km apart.

6. Application Procedure (please follow carefully)
1. (a) Confirmations (QSLs) and application forms) must be submitted to an approved VHF Awards Manager for certification. ARRL Special Services Clubs appoint VHF Awards Managers whose names are on file at HQ. If you do not know of an awards manager in your area, HQ will give you the name of the closest manager. (Also located on the Web at: http://www.arrl.org/awards/vucc .) Foreign VUCC applications should be checked by the Awards Manager for their IARU Member Society in their respective country. Do not send cards to HQ, unless asked to do so.
2. (b) For the convenience of the Awards Manager in checking cards, applicants may indicate in pencil (pencil ONLY) the grid locator on the address side of the cards that DO NOT clearly indicate the grid locator. The applicant affirms that he/she has accurately determined the proper location from the address information given on the card by signing the affirmation statement on the application.
3. (c) Cards must be sorted:
1. (1) Alphabetically by field
2. (2) Numerically from 00 to 99 within that field
4. (d) Where it is necessary to mail cards for certification, sufficient postage for proper return of all cards and paperwork, in addition to appropriate fees as noted in #8, must be included along with a separate self-addressed mailing label. ARRL accepts no responsibility for cards handled by mail to and from VHF Awards Managers and will not honor any claims.
5. (e) A numbered plaque will be awarded to each person who qualifies for the FFMA.

1. (a) Beginning March 1, 2008, all FFMA applicants will be charged an initiation fee of $10.00.

8. Disqualification
1. (a) Altered/forged confirmations or fraudulent applications submitted may result in disqualification of the applicant from FFMA and VUCC participation by action of the ARRL Awards Committee.
2. (b) The applicant affirms he/she has abided by all the rules of membership in the FFMA program and agrees to be bound by the decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee.

9. Decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee regarding interpretation of the rules here printed or later amended shall be final.
10. Operating Ethics: Fair play and good sportsmanship in operating are required of all FFMA members.
11. Complete information on the FFMA Program can be found on ARRL Web at: http://www.arrl.org/awards . This includes all the forms, rules and a copy of the April 2008 QST article.

Internet: https://www.arrl.org/awards/ffma/rules.html 

Tks N8OFS 3/10 whose only comment was "File under 'almost completely impossible'..."

Pacific NorthWest VHF Society Grid Exploration Award Program

General Requirements:

1. Contacts made via man made satellites or repeaters are not eligible.
2. Contacts for the Mountain Bluebird, Apple, Spirit Bear, Chinook, and Outpost Certificates must be made from within 200km of your current home station and all contacts must be within 200km of each other.
3. Contacts where there is evidence of rover to rover grid circling will be disqualified after review by the Board of Directors.
4. Confirmation of contacts can be traditional QSL cards or electronic QSL cards (eQSL or LOTW).
5. Contacts made in grids that are on a state border may be counted in either state. British Columbia contacts only count for British Columbia if that station was in British Columbia. British Columbia contacts can not be used for Idaho, Oregon or Washington state certificates.
6. Roving / Portable stations must have the other station clearly state what grid you were in during the contact on the QSL.
7. Maritime Mobile contacts count for the grid they are in if the grid includes land for the state/ province claimed.
8. Contacts with Aeronautical and Orbital stations do not apply.
9. All qualifying contacts must be made after 00:00 UTC January 1, 2009.

Application Procedure:
1. Please use the provided Grid Worksheets in Excel or PDF on their website.
2. There is a one time application fee of ten dollars that includes lifetime membership in the society. Applications are free to existing members.
3. Certificate application will be made to a representative of the PNWVHFS Board of Directors. Applicants are encouraged to apply with the Director representing the state/province of the award they are applying for, but may use any board member for convenience. Board members must have their own application checked by another board member.
4. Upon completion of the four required certificates, the Board of Directors will forward a plaque application to the PNWVHFS club president for final approval.
5. A complete submission for an award will include all required QSL cards or E-QSLs and a properly filled out grid check off sheet. The official grid check off sheet is attached at the end of this document. A self addressed stamped envelope must be provided along with the QSL cards if they are to be returned.
6. A board member will review the certificate submission, forwarding it on to the Awards chair if approved or returning it if the submission is rejected.
7. Additional opportunities for award checking will be posted on the PNWVHFS e-mail reflector. (Common examples will be major ham fests or during the PNWVHFS annual conference.
7. Certificates will be sent out as soon as practical at no additional cost.
8. The first five plaques issued will be free of charge. The plaques and endorsements will be charged at cost (plaque creation plus shipping & handling) after that.
Applications may be sent to: Pacific Northwest VHF Society, 1011 NE 71st St., Seattle, WA 98115.

E-mail: secretary@pnwvhfs.org
Internet: http://pnwvhfs.org/society.html

Program Goal: To encourage VHF+ activity in the greater Pacific Northwest (the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and the province of British Columbia) and to honor the achievements of operators within its boundaries as well as the stations who work them. The goal of the award program is to work or activate all grids with land mass in the Pacific Northwest.  Award Certificates will be issued for confirmed contacts from 50 Mhz to light. Certificates will be numbered in the order stations are qualified and confirmed. A list of certificate holders and plaque holders will be posted on their web site.

Home Station Certificates and Plaques
1. The Apple Certificate
Work all grids within the state of Washington using any combination of VHF bands.

2. The Chinook Certificate
Work all grids within the state of Oregon using any combination of bands.

3. The Mountain Bluebird Certificate
Work all grids within the state of Idaho using any combination of bands.

4. The Spirit Bear Certificate
Work a minimum of 15 grids within the province of British Columbia with any combination of bands.

5. The Homestead Plaque
Issued to any station who completes the Apple, Chinook, Mountain Bluebird, and Sprit Bear certificates. Plaques will be numbered in the order stations are qualified and confirmed.

6. Outpost Certificates
One numbered Outpost Certificate will be given to any station who achieves any of the above awards on any single band. A second or third certificate will be awarded when additional sections are completed on a single band.  Numbered Band Endorsements will also be added to the Homestead Plaque for each Outpost Certificate.

Portable / Mobile / Rover Certificates and Plaques
A separate set of awards and plaques is available to Grid Square activators. Refer to their web site for complete details.

Reverse VUCC Award (VUCC/r)

Sponsored by the Central States VHF Society. This program recognizes the "rover stations" who travel to rare grid areas and make contacts to benefit those working for the VUCC award and other VHF grid based programs. The goal is to make contacts FROM a set number of grids per band. The number of grids is the same as required by the ARRL award. Cards are required when submitting for the award.
     Contacts made on 1 Jan 1993 or later will qualify. All contacts must be made operating AWAY from the home station location. The QSL cards, QSO listings and log extracts sent must include: both call signs, both grids, mode, date, time and band/frequency. This required information may be in any order on the listing or log extract. The cards, listings and extracts should also have the name of the licensee (person or club), mailing address, operating location if different from the mailing address. (Address, GPS coordinates, 6-digit grid, or Lat/Long) plus have a written signature of the licensee, trustee, operator, QSL manager or appropriate person confirming the specifics of the listed contacts. If a QSL card does not indicate the grid in which the rover was operating, it should be added in pencil.
     At frequencies below 1.3GHz (and satellite), any number of stations in any number of grids may be worked. Above that frequency, target stations worked must all be within the 300 meter circle as specified in the VUCC rules. The location of the target stations must be indicated on their cards by at least the four digit grid, or preferably their lat/long or some other indication that they were inside the same circle. The rover, of course, is required to move around. Endorsements above the basic award may be submitted just as in VUCC.
     All cards and forms, along with appropriate self-addressed packaging with enough postage for return of the cards plus a business sized envelope or larger if no folding is wanted, should be sent to: Bill Wageman K5MAT, CSVHFS VUCC/r Award, 7309 Avenida La Costa, NE, Albuquerque, NM. 87109-3900.

Internet: http://www.csvhfs.org/CSVHFVUC.HTML
E-mail: vucc-r@comcast.net

Tks ND9M/VQ9JC 4/23/08

States Above 50 MHz Award Rules

The total score is the sum of the number of states/provinces worked on each band. For example:

Personal Data


Total Score

50 MHz

144 MHz


















A certificate will be awarded to any station who applies with a score of 30 or higher. The applicant does not have to be a member of the CSVHF Society to receive a certificate. There are three categories: Single Operator, Multi-Operator, and Rover.

For Single-Op and Multi-Op categories all contacts must be made from a station located entirely within a single 500 meter circle. Refer to their web site for details on the Rover category.

You may count Canadian Provinces in your yearly quest, however the name of the program will not change. CY0 and CY9 despite DXCC status count for Nova Scotia.  QSL cards are not required, however verification of contacts may be done at the discretion of the CSVHF Awards committee. All decisions of the committee are final. All entries must be on the CSVHF entry form (or copies thereof) and must be signed and dated by the applicant. An applicant may submit entries from multiple locations or combine them into one Rover entry.

Entries must be one band per page. Each page must clearly show the following information for each state or province being claimed: Callsign, Date, Time, and Propagation mode. Mail entries to: Jim Hermanek K0KFC, 1213 207th St., St Croix Falls, WI 54024

Questions may be adressed to: jhermanek@centurytel.net
Internet: http://csvhfs.org/states/CSTSTrules.HTML

Tks N8OFS 1/10

Six Meter International Radio Klub
(SMIRK) ---

General Requirements: SMIRK is a worldwide association whose purpose is to study and promote 6 meters RF propagation. Membership info available from award sponsor. Fee schedule: $US1 for each SMIRK seal, $US3 for 1000 SMIRK and DXDC, and $US5 for 50/100 country certificate. Overseas awards sent surface unless air requested and additional postage supplied. Alaska and Hawaii are separate countries for DXDC, 50/100 Country Awards. Contacts since 1 January 1976. No crossband QSO's. GCR list and stated fee to SMIRK AWARDS, Pat Rose W5OZI, PO Box 393, Junction, TX. 76849.

(Chg 4/10)
Confirmed data 4/7/10 by n3db.

Century Club Certificate

Contact 100 DX countries on 6 meters. Attach photocopies of the cards. 

(TKS K1BV)(90)

DX Decade Club

Contact SMIRK members from 10 DX countries. Send Xerox copy 7of cards or GCR list. Seals are awarded for each additional 5 countries.


Awarded for contacting 100, 250 or 500 SMIRK members. List must show SMIRK member number.

50 Country Club Certificate

Contact 50 DX countries on 6 meters. Attach photocopies of the cards.

1000 SMIRK Certificate

Contact 1000 SMIRK members.

WN3SIX out of the country right now, K0SIX supposed to take over duties as custodian.  Hold all applications until this is firmed up.  Ted K1BV 2/26/10.  Tks N8OFS


Only confirmed contacts on any mode on Six meters after 6 June 1966 will be considered.  Contacts must be made via direct mode. Contacts via repeaters are not valid even if the repeater contains a "SIX" suffix.  Submit proof of TWO-WAY contacts with at least SIX different callsigns that contain the suffix: "SIX" *. Stations operating portable outside their assigned DXCC entity (e.g. PA1SIX as I2/PA1SIX) will count as a separate callsign.

Endorsements are issued in increments of SIX (ie. 6, 12, 18, etc.) and a new certificate will be issued with the endorsement. Send ONLY those QSLs that qualify you for the targeted endorsement- No more, no less. Submit copies of the QSLs and sufficient funds to cover return postage to: WN3SIX at the most recent callbook address.     Recommended amounts are US $3.00 for US and Canada, US $4.00 for foreign (air). Award and QSLs will be shipped in a sturdy mailer to insure the award is NOT FOLDED. For those that don't care: US and Canada $2.00 and foreign air $3.00 (Your award will be folded into an envelope along with your QSLs). No IRCs  If you are worried about lost QSLs* then please ship insured and submit sufficient postage for QSL return in the same manner.

Please e-mail wn3six at wn3six@gmail.com for any last minute postal rate changes, etc before final submission. 

Here is a listing of  SIX stations known to be recently active on Six Meters:  GW0SIX, PA1SIX,  K1SIX,  K2SIX, K3SIX, K4SIX, K5SIX, K6SIX, K0SIX (N0VZJ), KC0SIX,  KD7SIX, KE4SIX,  KL7SIX(VK3OT), K8SIX, N4SIX,  N5SIX, N6SIX, N8SIX, PA6SIX,  T2SIX,  VA1SIX,  VA7SIX(VE7VDX),  VE1SIX(VE1MR),  VE2SIX, VE3SIX,  VE9SIX (VE9AA), VK3SIX(VK3OT),  VK6SIX,  VO1SIX, W4SIX, W5SIX,  W6SIX,  W7SIX,   W0SIX(K0FF),  WN3SIX (WN3CDW) , WA5SIX, W7SIX,  W9SIX,  WA8SIX,  WE8SIX,  ZD8SIX.

E-mail: seven11@epix.net 

Primary: http://noars.net/got6/SIXonSIX.pdf
Mirror: http://n4db.com/sixonsix.pdf
Picture of Award: http://noars.net/got6/SIXonSIX.pub

(Chg 3/2010)  Tks N8OFS 

VHF/UHF County Hunters Award

Contact at least 20 different Wisconsin counties on any VHF/UHF band on or after January 1, 2010. Only frequencies 50MHz or above; crossband contacts or aeronautical mobile contacts do not count. All modes OK and cross mode QSOs are permitted. Endorsements available for working an additional 10, 20, 30, and 40 counties. A plaque is awarded for working all 72 Wisconsin counties on the VHF/UHF bands. Available to all stations. Endorsements are available for accomplishing these milestones on a single VHF/UHF band.
The award is available to Rovers/Portables who activate at least 10 Wisconsin counties on any VHF/UHF band. Endorsements are available in 10 county increments. A plaque will be awarded for activating all 72 counties on the VHF/UHF bands. See additional rules on website that pertain to Rovers. 
Use official application form found on the internet site in PDF or EXCEL format. Your signature verifies you have worked up to 60 Wisconsin counties, QSL verification may be required for the 72 county plaque. The acknowledgement may be a physical QSL card, a printed out E-QSL or a listing from LOTW. The fee for the award is 4 first class postage stamps or equivalent.
Send list and fee to: Todd Sprinkmann, N 1347 Lynn Rd., Adell, WI. 53001, USA. 

Internet: http://www.wivuch.com/wivuchrules.html  

Tks N8OFS 9/10/10 

73 on 73 Award

Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, is sponsoring a new award for contacts made via the UK Amateur Radio Educational Satellite FUNcube-1 (AO-73) to promote activity on the satellite.
The award period began for all contact made on September 1, 2014 or later and the award is considered to be "permanent".  However, due to the nature of man-made earth satellites, there will eventually be a time when it's life span ends.  Whenever this date arrives, the award will be considered "expired".

Requirements: Work 73 different stations on AO-73 (SSB or CW). There are no geographic restrictions on operating location, no QSLs are required.

Send an E-mail log extract containing the call sign of each station worked and the date/time (UTC) of each contact to, n8hm@arrl.net . Include your mailing address.  There is no charge for the award, and in lieu of any fee, the sponsor suggests that you make a donation of your choice to AMSAT-NA and/or AMSAT-UK to be applied for the construction and launch of future satellites. 

The AO-73 inverting transponder uplink is 435.150-435.130 MHz (LSB). The downlink is 145.950-145.970 MHz (USB). Use no more than 5 W to a 7 dBi gain antenna when accessing the AO-73 transponder.

E-mail: n8hm@arrl.net
Internet: http://funcube.org.uk/

Tks W2VU 9/5/14

220 MHz Operating Award

Work 100 stations on the 220 MHz band. All modes OK. No time restrictions. Send contact listing. No fee, although SASE is recommended. Apply to: Klaus Spies WB9YBM, 815 Woodland Heights Blvd., Streamwood, IL. 60107

(Tks WB9YBM)(01)


100 Countries on 50 MHz Certificate

Provide proof of having contacted at least 100 different countries on 6 meters. No time or mode limitations noted. You can prove these by supplying a photocopy of another 100 country award such as ARRL DXCC, RSGB or any other equivalent award endorsed for 6 meters. Otherwise, a visual sighting by the Awards Manager or photocopies of the cards will be accepted. Fee is $US5, UK 2 pounds or equivalent. Apply to: Maureen Wright GW8ZCP, 6 Cwm Eithin, Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales, UK LL12 8JY.

(TKS G1WMJ)(93)