These are awards which are offered for a few days, weeks, or months only.  
They commemorate events such as
Anniversaries, Fairs, Conferences, or Special Celebrations.
Check this page from time to time.  I'll list items that are even too short for my regular "Short" term awards file, which generally last for one year. 
If you know of any such brief awards, let me know!

1. The ARRL Website has a pretty big listing of Special Event Stations, many of which offer a certificate.  Best way to get a listing of the awards is to specify a start and stop date in their web form. Use the "search" function in your web browser to look for the word  certificate

2. CQ Magazine also publishes a list of special events, some of which offer certificates.






Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source  Added
1 January 2017 9 April 2017 Canada The VIMY Ridge Award X 1/6/17
1 January 2017 31 March 2017 Belgium 10th Anniversary of the Belgian SOTA Award X ON4CAS 1/4/17
1 January 2017
1 May 2017
10 January 2017
10 May 2017
Russia Digital Activity Days RDRC "01-10" X K1BV Research 12/4/16
1 February 2017 30 March 2017 Russia Fridtjof Nansen Plaque   OH3GZ 8/28/16
2 February 2017 31 March 2017 Russia 80th Anniversary of the Tambov Pushkin Library X OH3GZ and OH3GZ  
1 March 2017 30 April 2017 Italy 90th Anniversary of A.R.I. Turin Award X DXFun Cluster 3/4/17
1 March 2017 30 April 2017 Russia Yuri Gagarin 56th Anniversary Award X DH1PAL and OH3GZ 3/5/17
1 March 2017 31 March 2017 Bulgaria March - Woman's Month - 2017 X DH1PAL 3/4/17
1 March 2017 31 March 2017 USA/Canada 2017 RST Special Event X OPDX Bulletin #1283 9/23/16
4 March 2017 7 May 2017 Ukraine AN-2 BiPlane Ukraine to Tennessee, USA X? EI7GL 3/19/17
17 March 2017 2 April 2017 Russia 83rd International Festival of the North (RY83HN ) X 3/20/17
13 March 2017 31 March 2017 Russia 90th Anniversary DOSAAF Russia in Komi Republic X IW3HV 3/19.17
14 March 2017 26 March 2017 Austria Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 - Award X OE6RAD 2/20/17
25 March 2017 9 April 2017 England AIRFIELDS ON THE AIR   IW3HV 3/20/17
1 April 2017 30 April 2017 Romania Romanian MDXC "20 Years Certificate" X YO3JW 4/4/17
1 April 2017 30 April 2017 Ukraine Ukraine "WARD - 2017" X 4/4/17
1 April 2017 30 April 20117 Russia Diploma "25 Years of the Union of Radio Amateurs of Russia" X 4/4/17
1 April 2017 9 April 2017 Romania Ice Hockey World Championship Award ( YQ17WIHC) X YO3HW 4/4/17
1 April 2017 30 April 2017 Italy 20th Anniversary of the Mediterranian DX Club ( MDXC ) X DXFun 12/23/16
2 April 2017 2 April 2017 Italy Disused Railways Day (1st Edition) X IZ2ELV 2/22/17
5 April 2017 21 April 2017 Kazakhstan 56 Years of the First Manned Flight Into Space 4/12/17
8 April 2017 19 April 2017 Spain Diploma World Radio Day (WRD-Spain) X EB5AG 4/12/17
8 April 2017 30 April 2017 Bulgaria Diploma "38 Years of the Flight of Soyuz-33" X LZ1ZF 3/28/17
16 April 2017 24 April 2016 Romania World Amateur Radio Day Award X YO3JW 2/21/17
17 April 2017 23 April 2017 Italy 1st IMPERIAL ROME Diploma 2017 X IW3HV 3/20/17
18 April 2017 18 April 2017 Russia World Amateur Radio Day" - 2017 Award (Russia) X SP9JPA Blog 4/12/17
18 April 2017 6 May 2017 Russia 75th Anniversary of Galina Alexeyevna Kulakova ( R75GAK ) X 4/24/17
22 April 2017 22 April 2017 England International Marconi Day Award   GB4IMD 4/12/17
24 April 2017 9 May 2017 Russia Russian Castle Award 2017 ( RCA ) X SP9JPA Blog 4/24/17
25 April 2017 5 May 2017 Poland 24th Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn Award X SP9JPA Blog 4/24/17
26 April 2017 26 April 2017 Ukraine 31st Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster EO31U X 4/24/17
1 May 2017 30 June 2017 Lithuania Lithuanian Hill Forts Award ( LY17PM ) X 4/5/17
6 May 2017 21 May 2017 Italy 1000 Miglia Storica Award X IZ2FOS 3/4/17
13 May 2017 14 May 2017 Netherlands Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation Weekend X PB7Z 2/10/17
20 May 2017 21 May 2017 Luxembourg LX4FFF Award X 4/12/17
23 July 2017 29 July 2017 Hungary 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival ( HG17EYOF) X 12/23/16


January 1 to April 9, 2017

CANADA                                             The VIMY Ridge Award

The Vimy Ridge, a WWI battle site, is an escarpment 7 km in length and rising 60 m. above the adjacent Douai Plains in the north east corner of France. This was part of the "Western Front", the main theater of battle in WWI which stretched from the North Sea to the Swiss border at the south end. Vimy Ridge, despite its small size, was of huge strategic importance. It commanded a great field of fire and blocked advances up the adjacent broad valleys towards important mining and industrial sites visible from the ridge. Occupied by German forces after 1914, attempts by the French and British forces to take the Ridge had repeatedly failed with casualties numbering in the hundreds of thousands.

In April of 1917, four Canadian Divisions, fighting as a unified force, using new tactics derived from the recent Battle of the Somme, captured the main part of the Ridge on the first day of combat and completely occupied the entire ground in four days. Vimy Ridge remained in Allied hands for the rest of the war and served as the base for the wireless operations of the Canadian Corps of Signals. The Vimy success was welcome news to war-weary Canada and it stirred a new sense of nationhood that some historians describe as the "moment when Canada leapt in spirit from colony to nation"

Portable operations are scheduled as follows:
January 1 to March 30, 2017 (one week for each Province and Territory)
The suffix for province/territory will be shown as /VE1, /VE2, etc.

Fixed Operations at the Canadian Monument Park:
April 1 to April 9, 2017
No suffix to be used at this location.

Award Certificates (PDF) are available based upon the number of contacts with portable operations: VO1,/VO2,/VE1,/VE2,/VE3,/VE4,/VE5,/VE6,/VE7,/VE8,/VE9,/VY0,/VY1,/VY2.
Logs from the portable operations will be uploaded to HA2NA and your award status may be checked and awards requested at

Certificate levels are related to the Vimy Ridge attack objective lines. Each line was an objective where the attack regrouped and continued. The Pimple was the final objective captured. A poppy will be added for contact with the operation at Vimy Ridge in France..

Certificate        # of Operations
Black Line                    3
Red Line                       5
Blue Line                      7
Brown Line                  10
The Pimple                  13

Certificate Procedure: You may check your progress in contacting the station from each province and territory. Go to the "Certificate Award Status Checking and Award link.  Enter your call sign and a display will show contacts they have in their record for you. When you have made all the contacts you are going to make, and wish for the certificate, send an e-mail to: at Make sure you give the name you want to appear on the award, and a digital award will be sent to you thereafter.

Internet (Home Page):
Internet: (Award Rules):

1 - 10 January 2017
1 - 10 May 2017

RUSSIA                             Digital Activity Days RDRC "01-10"

Sponsored by the Russian Digital Radio Clubb twice each year to encourage the development and practical usage of digital communication and development of software for various digital modes.

Licensed radio amateurs and Short Wave Listeners are invited to participate, including amateur club radio stations with official callsigns issued by the territorial administrations of communication, and in the case of radio observers (SWL) - issued by the authorities of the official national Amateur Radio Union.

Date and Time: Digital Activity Days "01-10" are held annually in January and May in the following periods:
- from 00:00 UTC on January, 1st till 23:59 UTC on January, 10th;
- from 00:00 UTC on May, 1st till 23:59 UTC on May, 10th.

Types of modes:
The contacts made by the following 15 digital modes are accepted: CONTESTIA, DOMINO, HELL, JT65, JT9, MFSK, MT63, OLIVIA, PSK, ROS, RTTY, SIM-PSK, SSTV, THOR, THROB.
Bands and recommended frequencies (this is a large table available on their web site, address shown at bottom of this article.) Radio contacts set on nine bands are counted: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10 meters.

Some of the MANY digital modes that are recognized and may be encountered are as follows:
(See the actual website below to see where activity is likely to be found. )

MT63-500 OLIVIA8/250

General rules:  Duplicate radio contacts (SWL) can be conducted by different digital modes as on one band as well as on other bands. Spots in the Web cluster are welcomed. Contacts may be held by appointment (sked). We recommend schedules to use narrow-band protocols. Other digital contests may take place during Days of Activity, therefore we ask participants not to occupy for ordinary QSO those frequencies where other contesters are active. The radio contacts conducted in digital contests during Digital Activity Days are also counted for the participants.

For the contacts in the seldom-used digital modes the following schedule is suggested for the 10 days of January and May activity. This calendar is advisory in nature.
01.01 and 01.05.2016 - HELL and SSTV
02.01 and 02.05.2016 - MFSK
03.01 and 03.05.2016 - OLIVIA
04.01 and 04.05.2016 - MT63
05.01 and 05.05.2016 - JT9 and ROS
06.01 and 06.05.2016 - THOR
07.01 and 07.05.2016 - SIM-PSK
08.01 and 08.05.2016 - CONTESTIA
09.01 and 09.05.2016 - THROB
10.01 and 10.05.2016 - DOMINO

The calendar recommendations are not required for other, the more popular types of Digi modes: RTTY, PSK, JT65.

Recommended software: We recommend to use a multi-mode programs, such as MultiPSK, MixW, Flgidi and others, as well as programs for some Digi modes. Many programs can bo downloaded on the club website in the "Archive of programs for radio digital modes".

Log Instructions:
The participants of Digital Activity Days "01-10" must send their Logbooks for the periods of Days of Activity in format of ADIF file to the e-mail 01-10(at)
- for the period from 00:00 UTC of January, 1 to 23:59 UTC of January, 10 until January, 20;
- for the period from 00:00 UTC of May, 1 to 23:59 UTC of May, 10 untill May, 20.
In the "Subject" line, as well as in the title of ADIF-file you must specify your callsign.

On results of January and May Digital Activity Days tables of participants are published with the indication of quantity worked QSO in each digital mode. Are summed up the first Digital Activity Days 2015, see more information: Digital Activity Days RDRC. Results for a year are brought in addition in May and the table of all participants with the general results for current year is published.

Diplomas in electronic form will be reawarded with all participants of Digital Activity Days who would work at least 5 digital modes with 10 QSOs (SWL) in each of them.
The diploma will be awarded annually in May all those who will take part in any of the periods or Days in both periods of Activity.

The total number of QSOs for Days of Activity will be included in Diplomas as well as all modes by which these QSOs have been conducted. Numbering of diplomas will begin with those participants who have conducted QSOs with the most quantity of digital modes.

E-mail: 01-10(at) (remove parenthesis to use the address. Spam prevention.)

Tks K1BV Research 12/4/16

1 January to 31 March 2017

BELGIUM                                                       10th Anniversary of the Belgian SOTA Award

On the 1st of July 2007 the ON SOTA association was started by Johan ON5EX. In 2017, 10 years later, the ON association will be celebrating its anniversary with 3 special awards.

10 years ON association celebration chaser award:  for those who have chased and contacted at least 10 different ON SOTA summits in 2017
10 years ON association celebration activator award
: for those who have activated at least 10 different ON SOTA summits in 2017
10 years ON association celebration complete award
: for those who have activated AND chased at least 10 different pairs of ON SOTA summits in 2017.

The award will be available in electronic format only (PDF-file) and will be completely free of charge.  To request one of more of these awards, simply send an e-mail to the ON association manager Peter Preud’homme ON4UP via and include a list of chased and/or activated dates of your ON summits.  All applications should be made no later than: The latest date a reward can be requested is the 31st of March 2018.


Tks ON4CAS 12/28/16

1 March to 30 April 2017

RUSSIA                                      Yuri Gagarin 56th Anniversary Award

Yuri Alekseyevitch Gagarin (1934 - 1968) would have been 83 today. He became the first human ever to travel into space on April 12, 1961, flying into orbit around Earth for 89.1 minutes in Russia’s Vostok 1 spacecraft. He circled the Earth once and flew as high as 200 miles (327 km). The entire mission, from launching to landing lasted 108 minutes.

An electronic diploma is being offered on this occastion in two versions. A paper award, at no cost for making at least 45, 30 or 15 QSOs for the 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade e-diplomas. The QSOs may be worked on other bands and modes for award credit. Repeated QSOs are permitted on different bands and with different modes. Just use the search form above and enter your callsign to do your request.

List of stations of the Smolensk region for the paper award (38): R2LAC, R2LAF, R3LAF, R3LAO, R3LBB, R3LBF, R3LBI, R3LBJ, R3LA, R3LC, R3LD, R3LO, R3LW, RA3LAT, RA3LAX, RA3LCI, RA3LCW, RA3LJ, RA3LV, RK3L, RK3LA, RK3LC, RK3LG, RK3LXG, RT3LA, RW3LL, RW3LY, RZ3LA, RZ3LC, RZ3LE, RZ3LWN, UA3L, UA3LLS, UA3LKM, UA3LMR, UA3LSX, UA3LTV, UA5L

List of stations for a large cloth pennant:  To earn the pennant you should make at least 5 QSOs: one or more of the QSOs should be made with the following special event calls of R108M, R12APR, R1934G or RG61PP. Then, you must make a QSO with another 4 QSOs with participants from the list of 38 stations above. Repeated QSOs are permitted on different bands and with different modes.The pennant could be got by SWLs at the same terms. The cost of the pennant is 25 USD, including postage expenses. We accept payments with PayPal. Send your applications to

QSL managers for the special event stations are:
R12APR - QSL via R3LO
R1934G - QSL via R3LC
R108M - QSL via RK3LC
RG61PP - QSL via RZ3LC


Tks DH1PAL and OH3GZ 3/4/17

1 February to 30 March 2017

RUSSIA "Fridtjof Nansen" Plaque

The Plaque "Fridtjof Nansen" is dedicated to the 120th Anniversary of the expedition on his ship "FRAM" used by the explorer Fridtjof Nansen from 1893 to 1896. The plaque is issued for QSO's with four Arctic islands with the IOTA codes of: AS-054, AS-068, AS-104, AS-121, all of which are planned to be active on amateur radio during the radio expedition of RT9K/9 team during February to March 2017.

The plaque’s size is 200 x 250 mm. Fee for the Plaque is 39€ or $US44. Payment via PayPal.

The fee includes shipping by AIR MAIL. Send any inquiries or your application to: or


Tks OH3GZ 8/26/16

February 2 to March 31, 2017

RUSSIA                                    80th Anniversary of theTambov Pushkin Library

Two awards are available, a paper e-certificate and a handsome plaque. The award requires contacts with the Special Event Call sign R80RTL, which will be active during the term as noted above.

Award Requirements for the Electronic Award:

On the amateur HF bands 160 - 10 meters:
Stations from Europe need to contact 5 QSO;
Stations from Asia and North America need to contact 3 QSO;
Stations from Africa, Oceania, and South America, need to contact 2 QSO;
Stations from Antarctic territories need to contact 1 QSO;
On VHF bands applicants need to make 2 QSO with a special radio station R80RTL.

Valid radio contacts may be made by the modes: CW, SSB, AM, FM, DIGITAL (digital - any kind, every kind of work - once per band) mode in the period from 10 Feb 2017 to 31 March, 2017. Repeated QSOs are allowed on different bands, different modes. The award is free and issued in electronic form on the website:

Applications from SWL: a request to obtain a paper version of the diploma, and questions should be sent to the diploma manager (UA3RF) email: .


Award Requirements for the Plaque:

On the amateur HF bands 160 - 10 meters:
Stations from Europe need to contact 3 QSO;
Stations from Asia, North America need to contact 2 QSO;
Stations from Africa, Oceania, South America and the Antarctic territories need to make 1 QSO with special radio R80RTL (R80Radio Tambov Library).
On the amateur VHF bands need to contact 1 QSO with a special radio station R80RTL.

Valid radio contact modes are CW, SSB, AM, FM, DIGITAL (digital - any kind, every kind of work - once per band) modes in the period from 10.02.2017 - 31.03.2017 year. Repeated QSO allowed on different bands, different modes.

Interesting QUIZ: For plaques, it is imperative to answer the quiz question at: . There is one question - and it is translated into four languages. The answer to the question should be sent with the application form by e-mail.

The size of plaques: A4 230 x 300 mm (metal diploma on a wooden substrate).Foreign radio amateurs, to pay for the manufacture and mailing of the plaque, it is necessary to contact the award manager (UA3RF) email:

Internet (rules):
Internet (quiz):

Tks EI7GL/OH3GZ 2/10/17

1 - 31 March 2017

BULGARIA                                              MARCH WOMANS MONTH- 2017

This award has been established by the amateur radio club of Plovdiv (Bulgaria), and is dedicated to female hams throughout the World, celebrating women in March..

To obtain the award it is necessary to make QSOs with 10 female amateur radio operators of any country, during the period March 1 to 31, 2017. All bands and modes OK. The same station may be contacted more than one time if the contact uses different bands and modes. Communication via repeaters do not count.

The award is issued free of charge in electronic form. Please send an application using formats of Word, cbr., Txt, or Excel and send your list as an attachment to the e-mail address of :

Applications will be accepted until 20 April 2017.


Tks DH1PAL 3/2/17

1 March to 30 June 2017

ITALY                                            90th Anniversary of A.R.I. Turin Award

The Italian Amateur Radio Association (A.R.I.) Club station of Turin, was born in June in 1927, and contributed to the founding of the Italian Amateur Radio Association. Thanks to the member of Section of Turin, I1RB Pier Paolo Bavassano, who reconstructed the Story of Turin that was re-founded on the 26th of April 1946 (after the WWII Conflict), but whose original founding was in 1927. To celebrate this important occurrence , the Turin Club Station of A.R.I. has organized an Award open to all Italian and foreigners OM and SWL.

1. For this special event will be used a special call II1TON.
2. Participation: All Italian and foreigners OM and SWL
3. Period: Start at 00:00 UTC of the 1st of March 2017 till at 23:59 UTC of 30rd of June 2017.
4. Bands: All HF band: 80 – 40 – 30 – 20 – 17 – 15 – 12 – 10 – 6 - 2 meters and 70 cm.
5. Mode: SSB – CW – DIGIT in respect to band plan.
6. QSO: Required Contact: Special Call II1TON;
     a. The special call of Turin Club Station, IQ1TO, will be active only during the month of March 2017 and will be valid for both "90 Years of Italian Amateur Radio Association ( ) and the "90 years of Italian Amateur Radio Association Turin Club Station".
     b. All OM members of the Turin Club Station will be considered as "accredited" stations, and they will be on the air with a specific call;
     c. The special calls of II1TON, IQ1TO and the "accredited" stations can be contacted multiple times on the same day, but only if they have made a change of band and/or mode.
7. Point values:
     a. Contacts with special event station II1TON = 10 points;
     b. Contacts with special call IQ1TO (On the air only in the month of March 2017) = 5 points;
     c. Contacts with "accredited" will be worth 2 points; (See item 6b above, mostly club members).
     d. The total points will be determined from the amount of points of valid QSOs.

8. Log (list of contacts): The Log must be sent only by e-mail with the object "II1TON_CALL" (example II1TON_IW1FGZ) no later than the 31st of December 2017, to the following e-mail address: .  The Log must be only in adif (.adi) format and renamed with a personal call (example iw1fgz.adi).  The logs sent after the last date will not be considered for the classify but will be used as control log and the Award will be sent (if requested).

9. Award Request:
To request the points needed are as follows: 
    a. 90 points for Italian OM;
    b.  70 points for European OM ;
    c. 40 points for Extra-european OM;
10. For the SWL category the rules are the same of the OM;
11. To obtain the Award, in addition to the required points, least one contact with the special call II1TON is required. .
12. To request the Award must be necessary complete the form that will be available on the web site .
13. The Award will be available on digital format (.pdf), or, for those who want to receive it printed, with a contribution (for printing and mail costs) 8 Euros or 10 $ with the indication available on the Turin Club Station website or (II1TON);
14. Accredited OM: The members of Turin Club Station are considered "accredited" must send tot the following e-mail address: (every month) with a declaration that the all qso they were made with a HAM Spirit .

15. Information: Website of ARI Turin Club Station:

Tks DX Fun 2/27/17

1 - 31 March 2017

USA/Canada                                                2017 RST SPECIAL EVENT.

Members of the North Country DX Association (NCDXA) will be active on the air for the entire month of March 2017 from several different locations in Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Greenland using all NCDXA "RST" fixed station call signs of KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST and OX7RST to further promote Amateur Radio in northern North America.  This is their 2nd annual special event with the addition of OX7RST, more rovers and fixed stations, new QSLs and certificates! Activity will be on all modes from 160-6 meters and the WARC bands are permissible.

SWLs are welcome to participate. The object is to work or log (SWL) as many NCDXA "RST" stations as you can from their different locations. To participate you need to work each "RST" station only once per their QTH, band and mode. No cross band, cross mode or remote operating allowed.

Portable rover "RST" stations will also participate. Some of the portable stations are: KL7RST/KL7, VY1RST/VY1, VY1RST/KL7, VE8RST/KL7 and VE8RST/VY1 ...etc. Watch the DX spots as they plan to have stations on from a Canadian research station near the North Pole on Ellesmere Island, a diamond mine in NWT, an Alaskan bush school, an OM/YL team from Nuuk, Greenland, and many other cities up north large and small.

For your convenience, they will upload their logs to the ARRL's LoTW. Full color QSLs are available via K7ICE (bio on Optional full color certificates are also available (E-mail for details) for working/hearing any of the "RST" stations. QSL Manager is K7ICE.

SPECIAL EVENT DURATION: March 1st through March 31st, 2017.
SPECIAL EVENT EXCHANGE: NCDXA "RST" stations send signal report and QTH (ie. 5x7 Anchorage, 5x9 Whitehorse etc.). Receiving stations should send signal report and state, province or country.
SPECIAL EVENT CERTIFICATES: Beautiful full color certificates are available via K7ICE for:
     Level 1: Work any of the NCDXA "RST" stations.
     Level 2: Work all of the RST fixed stations (KL7RST, VY1RST, VE8RST, VY0RST and OX7RST).
     Level 3: For RST operators and those stations contacting them. RST ops work as many stations as you can, and all others should work as many RST stations, fixed/rover or portable as they can. Count 1 point for each QSO.

All certificates will be E-mailed in PDF format.
Thanks in advance for your DX spots! ... 73 de "Yukon John", KL7JR
NCDXA "RST" stations are on Facebook. Check out the hams you worked and learn about them at:


OPDX Bulletin #1283 September 18, 2016

March 4 to May 7, 2017

UKRAINE                     Commemorating the 1992 Flight of a AN-2 Biplane from Ukraine to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA EO25RAN

A little light on details, but this award seems to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1992 flight of a large biplane from Chernihiv (Shestovitsa Airport) in the Ukraine to Tennessee, USA.  The crew was led by commander Pyotr Petrovich NAVOYTOM flying the biplane, an AN-2 over a path of some 15. 800 km, a distance equal to half the length of the equator.

Look for special event station EO25RAN beginning 4 March 2017, (Day of departure from the AN-2 Chernihiv, Shestovitsa Airport , Ukraine, March 4, 1992).

The plane is scheduled to arrive in Tennessee at or about 00-00 UTC 7 May 2017.

Contact special event station EO25RAN using all HF bands, including WARC and 144 MHz. Modes to be used are: CW, SSB, DIGI (All digital types are considered for DIGI). The award may be earned for making either 2 QSOs or recording at least 2 SWL’s.

Apply to by sending log extract of QSO or SWL. The award is free of charge and is sent to you as a digital file.""

Tks EI7GL 3/19/17

13-31 March 2017

RUSSIA                                             90th Anniversary DOSAAF Russia in Komi Republic

Special event station RK90DR will be active on the air from 13 to 31 March 2017, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the DOSAAF Organization in the Komi Republic.

This award should be ordered from : .  Turn on your translation (I use Google), and follow instructions.  Basically, you will enter your call sign, the computer on the other side will conduct a search looking for your call sign.  If it determines that your contacts meet the criteria, you will be prompted to add your e-mail address, your full name and an image file will be sent to your in-box.  It depends on the stations in Russia to enter their data using their version of EQSL or LOTW.   

During the period from 13 to 31 March 2017 an award is offered to recognize the efforts of the organization.

Requirement: To obtain this award you need to earn a total of 90 points by contacting stations as follows: .
Point Values on HF bands (1.8 - 30 MHz)
1 QSOs with special event station RK90DR = 20 points;
2. QSOs with amateur radio of DOSAAF Russia in Komi Republic = 10 points;
3. QSOs with amateur radio stations of the Komi Republic = 5 points.
4. For stations located in Africa, Oceania, North America and South America points earned are doubled.
5. On using CW, SSB, DIGI., repeated QSOs with the same station are permitted if made on different bands and all made on one band but on different modes.

Stations belonging to DOSAFF Russia in the Komi Republic are: R6CI, R7CW, R8XF, R9XC, R9XV, RA1QLD, RA4NX, RD8X, RV1AE, RX9XO UA9XL, UA9XO, UA9XX.


Tks IW3HV 3/15/17

March 17 to April 2, 2017

RUSSIA                                                  83rd International Festival of the North (RY83HN )

The 83rd International North Festival will be held from March 17 to April 2, 2017 in the Murmansk Region.  The Sports Committee of the Murmansk region in conjunction with the RO CPP of the Murmansk region. They have authorized a special commemorative diploma to highlight and publicize this event. To obtain the award, you must earn a total of at least 83 points by radio communications with the radio amateurs of the Murmansk region and amateurs who live north of the Arctic Circle.

Point Values:
1. Contacts with special event station RY83HN = 20 points
2. for radio hams living in the Murmansk Oblast = 10 points.
3. Duplicate contacts OK if made on different HF bands or different types of modulation.
4. DIGI modes that are valid include: PSK all speed, JT65, JT9, ROS, QPSK all speed, MFSK, HELL, OLIVIA.

The QSO results will be summarized on the basis of analysis of logs through the service and possible additional rewards will be made on the basis of the top 100 of the participants of the sports committee of the Murmansk region. Program Manager - RZ1ZZ , Maltsev, Vladimir Dmitrievich.

NOTE: the translated text indicates that the award will be issued to those who meet the 83 point requirement, but that this determination will solely made by computers of which receive QSO data from all participants. It does not seem that there is any data or lists on the award hunters part at all. You make the contacts and sit back, hoping for a good result. (Ted’s opinions.)


14 March to 26 March 2017

AUSTRIA                                        Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 - Award

This award honors the 2017 Special Olympics Winter Games will be held in the Austrian cities of Graz, Schladming, Ramsau, and Styria, Austria. A series of special event call stations will be activated during the 2 weeks period.

Point Values:
Each station using the OE2017 prefix is valid to earn 1 point using any mode and on every band. Contacts with special event stations OE40WG - OE40SO - OE11WG - OE11SO are good for 10 points on every band and mode.

Award Requirements:
Earn at least more than 11 Points and contact at least one special event station with the prefix of OE40 or OE11.
: Earn at least more than 20 Points and contact at least one special event station with the prefix of OE40 or OE11.
Earn at least more than 40 Points and contact at least one special event station with OE11 and one with OE40

The award is issued in electronic format, as a pdf document and has no fee. You should use the online application found on their website:

Some background relating to the activity: This is Amateur radio activity for a charitable cause. We want to promote the Special Olympics with special event stations and a special prefix which is applicable on demand for all Austrian amateur radio stations. Many of our colleagues requested for the prefix OE2017 and promote the idea of Special Olympics. In 1977, 40 years ago, the first Special Olympics World Winter Games (OE40SO, OE40WG) were held in Austria. The idea has grown and so this year, 2017, the 11th games (OE11WG, OE11SO) with 2700 athletes from 107 countries will be competing.

From March, 14 to March, 26 2017 the following club stations are active on all bands: Kainachtal (OE6XRG / OE11WG), Leibnitz (OE6XFG / OE11SO), Mürztal (OE6XMG / OE40SO) and Technical University of Graz (OE6XUG / OE40WG). Also many of OE2017 stations.

E-mail: Roland Maderbacher
Internet: (Event)

Tks Roland, OE6RAD 2/20/17

March 16-18, 2017

IRELAND                                     St. Patricks Day - Celebrating on the Air

The St Patrick Award is a on air celebratory award for Amateur Radio Operators to participate in on the 17th March (St Patricks Day) each year. The event runs over the full 48 hour period over the 17th March worldwide (12 noon on the 16th March to 12 noon on the 18th March UTC).
At least 22 stations will be looking for contacts on St. Pat’s Day. Not all from Ireland! In fact some in the USA, Portugal, and even Nepal! They all count.

Goal: Contact the required number of St. Patrick’s Day (SPD) stations to earn the award.

The award is available in 3 levels, depending on the numbers of celebration stations you work:

1. Fixed Station Award
To qualify you must make direct two way communication with a minimum of 10 SPD award stations from a fixed location using either mixed modes or CW only

2. Mobile Station Award
To qualify you must make direct two way communication with a minimum of 5 SPD award stations from a mobile location using either mixed modes or CW only

3. Short Wave Listener Award
To qualify you must log two way communications between a minimum of 10 SPD award stations utilizing any mode

To receive the award, click on the Award Application, add the requested information and attach a copy of your log, then SUBMIT. The digital image award will be sent to you by the custodian.

If you can’t find the application form online, it is:


25 March to 9 April 2016

ENGLAND                                        AIRFIELDS ON THE AIR

This award was developed in order to encourage Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS) members and affiliated Clubs to become involved in events and thus promote the society. Also, to  encourage all amateur radio enthusiasts to participate in commemorating service airfields and bases, the personnel who serve, or those that served and the many who gave of their lives in that service.

1. The goal is to ‘Activate’ in a Radio sense, current or former RAF (Ministry of Defense or its predecessor) stations, airfields or bases, radar or radio sites, landing strips, including landing waters located in Great Britain & Northern Ireland, dating from 1914 to current times. Activating a station, current or disused, is deemed to be acceptable if made from a suitable location up to approximately 500 metres away from the (original) site of that station.

2. The operators of Single stations is based for awards but includes those who may be supported by a club or society’s portable operation. Only ATC Squadrons and other youth groups, may enter as a multi operator group award.

3. To utilise frequencies in the proximity of the RAFARS net frequencies as published in QRV. Primarily 1.855 mhz & 1.993 mhz, 3.515 mhz & 3.710 mhz, 7.015 mhz & 7.045 mhz plus the 20mtr and 21mtr band frequencies as conditions improve.

4. All power levels may be used from QRP up to 100 watts output.

5 .Modes of Operation will be Voice and Morse modes only.

6. Specified RAFARS AOTA Days of portable activity will be published via the RAFARS Website, Webpage, QRV, Packet Newsletter, and through the RAFARS net controllers wherever possible. Any operator or group may ‘Activate’ a station/airfield/base at any time or date as an ad hoc activation however, all activating stations must register their activity with G4DQP (this web site) prior to their activation date, if they wish their activation to count towards any RAFARS award.

7. Award certificates will be available for working 'AOTA' stations, with certificates as follows:
          Bronze AOTA Certificate is earned with 5 activated stations/airfields worked.
          Gold AOTA Certificate is earned with 50 activated stations/airfields worked.

Note: A QSO with an activated station/airfield/base can only be credited once to an operator’s or group's entire "QSO" tally’.

8. All of the awards given will be announced or awarded at the RAFARS AGM each year.
Awards Fee. Ł5.00 to cover administration and postage.

9. Operational rules. 
     A. Logs must be kept with normal details, but especially date & time and the airfield's name. 
     B. Operators / groups claiming an award must ensure that all their stations worked, must be those station who are or have been logged as an activated airstation/base with their details & dates placed on this website's 'Activations Page'.
     C. Any other airfield or airbase worked will not count towards the RAFARS Certificate.

10. A signed declaration, of the following wording is required: Wording should be similar to:

"I (John Smith G9xyz) do hereby declare that the rules of the RAFARS AOTA have been observed and complied with in contacting the (21) 'Activated' stations and I now request I be granted the relevant RAFARS AOTA Certificate. signed: (JSmith G9xyz)"

11.This self declared statement that full compliance with all of the RAFARS AOTA event rules was complied with is required by all claimant operators / groups.

12. APPLICATION: To claim an award send a copy of your relevant logs, the awards fee, a Cheque / Postal order made out to RAFARS and your signed declaration of operational conformity, To: M3NDZ. QTHr Call Book, QRV or (RAFARS QSL & Awards Manager).
13. Rules applicable to activators for this program are not shown in this series of rules.


Tks IW3HV 3/15/17

17-23 April 2017

ITALY                                           1st "IMPERIAL ROME" Diploma 2017

Tango Whisky group sponsors a standing contest called "IMPERIAL ROME", open to amateur radio operators and SWL from all nations.  The event will be held every year, the third week of April, celebrating "Natale di Roma" (birthday of Rome) which falls on 21st of April. Operating bands: 80-40-20 meters only SSB mode.

1. The activator stations will give the report and 5 points each contact.
2. You can contact more times the same activator station only on different days or different bands.
3. In order to get the Diploma you have to reach the following score: 100 points for Italian OM and 50 points for other Nations OM.
4. The same score applies to SWL on condition that there are at least three participants.
5. The Diploma is free and will be sent in PNG format.
6. The activity will take place this year from 17th to 23rd April 2017.
7. The log must be sent in any format at .
8. The deadline to receive the logs of the 1st "IMPERIAL ROME" Contest is April 30th 2017, considered as valid the date of the e-mail.

General ranking will be visible on .
The regulation is written and edited by QSLM IUŘFBK Marco.


Tks IW3HV 3/13/17

18 April 2017
(Full 24 Hour Period)

RUSSIA                                            "THE WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY" - 2017 AWARD

The diploma is offered by the RCWC club in honor of the World Day of the radio amateur (on April 18 th). The diploma is issued in electronic form for making 2-way radio communications by telegraph CW with radio amateurs from at least 18 countries and territories of the world according to the list diploma of "DXCC".

Time: 18-04-2017 (00:00UTC) - to 18-04-2017 (23:59UTC).
Mode: ONLY CW.
The request for the diploma should be in the form of an log extract and be sent by goes by E-mail: r7ao(@) .

The application needs certain information in order to send you the award:
- Name of the diploma
- Your Call sign
- A surname (in Russian or English)
- A name (in Russian or English)
- Your E-MAIL address

Date of sending demand: The name for your message should be in the following format:
Your call sign_day (for example: XX1XXX_DAY.txt)
The diploma is issued free of charge in electronic form.
SWL’s are eligible under the same rules.
Deadline of order taking for the diploma till April 30, 2017 (inclusive).


Tks SP9JPA-Blog

22 April to 6 May 2017

RUSSIA                                     75th Anniversary of Galina Alexeyevna Kulakova ( R75GAK )

This award honors Galina Kulakova, born on 29 April 1942.  She was a 4-time Olympic Champion, a 9-time world cup champion and 39 time champion of ice skating, who remained a world class winter sports figure for many generations. The award is sponsored by the Udmurt regional branch of the Union of Radioamateurs of Russia.

The award is available as a digital certificate, at no charge, or per the rules below, you may request a copy be mailed to you (check with sponsor for costs) . It may also be earned as a handsome plaque as shown at the bottom of these rules. A plaque is also available, with special rules - see bottom of this article for the plaque.

Award period: April 22, 2017. at 00.00 UTC to May 6, 2017 UTC.

You may always check the points earned by using the facility ar:

The special call sign of R75GAK will be active on all bands during the dates and times shown above. In addition, the award program will encourage participation with hams living in theUdmurt Republic ( R4W).

To obtain the Diploma you must gain the following points.
A. Diploma "Galina Kulakova 75" 3 degree – 40 points
B. Diploma "Galina Kulakova 75" 2 degree – 50 points
C. Diploma "Galina Kulakova 75" 1 degree – 75 points

Point Values:
Each QSO with the special station R75GAK = 5 points.
Each QSO with a radio Amateur from Udmurtia (R4W) = 2 points.
Stations from Africa, North and South America, Asia and Oceania (with the exception of radio Amateurs from Russia and CIS countries ) point values are doubled.

All QSO participants of the diploma programme, will submit electronic versions of QSOs made will be confirmed in the following e-services:

Electronic certificates will be issued automatically on the website – based on the uploaded logs of special stations and radio Amateurs from Udmurtia (R4W).

If one or more QSOs with the radio amateur held from Udmurtia (R4W) is not supported by the system, award hunters should contact (via email) the project Manager (UB4W). After that QSO will be confirmed and certificates issued manually. The date of final tabulation, is May 15, 2017. The first fifteen diplomas on paper, will have a "live" signature hero of the day!

To receive paper versions of diplomas, as well as observers, you must submit an application by requesting the award by E-mail from: Check for postal costs.


The conditions for obtaining the plaques "Galina Kulakova 75".
A. For radio Amateurs from Russia, countries of CIS and Europe: the requirements of the "Galina Kulakova 75"of 1st degree (75 points) for amateurs or 10 SWL reports of the station R75GAK.
B. For radio Amateurs from Asia, Africa, North and South America, Asia and Oceania ( with the exception of radio Amateurs from Russia and CIS countries ), the requirements of the diploma "Galina Kulakova 75" 2nd degree ;(50 points), or 5 SWL reports of the station R75GAK.
Size of plaques: 210 x 250mm. The cost of plaques and diplomas can be obtained in the position on the website .

Amateur radio operators, which work the greatest number of QSOs, will be awarded special diplomas from the Udmurt branch of the"Union of Radioamateurs of Russia".

Tks 4/23/17

25 April to 5 May 2017

POLAND                                                           The 24th Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn Award

The Award is issued by the Wolsztyn Amateur Radio Club SP3PWL. The purpose of the Award is to commemorate the 24st Steam Locomotive Parade, which takes place in Wolsztyn every year, and promote the Wolsztyn Locomotive Shed: , . A Locomotive Parade is an occation where antique steam powered engines and associated antique rail-cars are fueled up with coal or wood and then driven short distances to the accompaniment of a lot of smoke and steam which brings back the days when these railcars ruled heavy transportation. A lot of nostalgia and fun.

The Award is available to amateur radio operators and SWL’s.

A. To obtain the Award, Polish amateurs must make one QSO/HRD with the Wolsztyn Club Station SP3PWL(mandatory) plus three QSO’s/HRD’s with any of the following Club members:
B. Foreign stations need one QSO/HRD with SP3PWL and just one QSO with a Club member.

1. Any band, any mode may be used.
2. QSO’s/HRD’s made from April 25 to May 5, 2017, will be valid;
3. The most active operator will be granted a surprise award;
4, An electronic (pdf) award will be sent by e-mail free of charge to be printed at home;
5. You may ask for paper version, the fee is PLN 15 or EUR 5 to pay for printing and postage.
6. Send your log extract to: , or to: Wolsztyński Klub Krótkofalowców Tłoki 60a, 64-200 Wolsztyn, Poland on before May 31, 2017..


Tks SP9JPA Blog 4/17/17

26 April 2017

UKRAINE                                       31st Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster EO31U

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident.      It occurred on 26 April 1986 in the No.4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, in what was then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (USSR).

During the accident, blast effects caused 2 deaths within the facility and later, 29 firemen and employees died in the days-to-months afterward from acute radiation syndrome, with the potential for long-term cancers still being investigated. The remains of the No.4 reactor building were enclosed in a large sarcophagus (radiation shield) by December 1986, at a time when what was left of the reactor was entering the cold shut-down phase; the enclosure was built quickly as occupational safety for the crews of the other undamaged reactors at the power station, with No.3 continuing to produce electricity into 2000.

Thanks to WIKIPEDIA Article

Award: An electronic version of the "Chernobyl Disaster" diploma is issued for making a single radio contact with memorial station EO31U.
Send an E-mail to and enclose QSO data. Make sure you include the full name of the operator making application. A digital award will be sent to you.

QSL for this event may be received by writing to: Box 33, 01001, Kyiv, Ukraine or via EuroBureauQSL.


April 29 to May 9, 2017

RUSSIA                                                          Russian Castles Award 2107 ( RCA )

Sponsored by the Russian Castles Award group.

1. Make 3 QSOs with various fortresses on the RCA list (hunter).
2. Provide castle contacts from any of the fortresses on the RCA list (activator).

Contacts must be made during the period April 29 to May 9, 2017.

The award is provided only in electronic format through the service of HAMLOG.RU. Basically, you make the contacts, go to this website, choose English from their menu, and type in your call sign. The system will determine if you have made the needed contacts, you will be prompted to enter your name and e-mail address and will send you the image to be printed or retained on your equipment.

SWL stations receive the award on the basis of a log extract and audio recordings in MP3, MP3 or video format of the the SWL data as specified in the application. SWLs should be sent to the e-mail address of the RCA organizers which are:


Tks SP9JPA Blog 4/17/17

1 May to 30 June 2017

LITHUANIA                                                      Lithuanian Hill Forts Award ( LY17PM )

Hill Forts are the remnants of fortified structures, in many cases dating back to the 1300's in early Northern European countries, and were probably the first version of a castle. There are about 1000 of such structures in Lithuania alone. One good resource (in the English language) that goes into detail on these primitive structures can be found in . Today, Hillforts are the best known and the most beautiful archaeological monuments in Lithuania. The Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas), taking into consideration, that hill-forts, are symbolic of Baltic Culture, have proclaimed the year 2017 as the Hill Forts Year.

There is already an existing Lithuanian Amateur Radio Award which has, for many years, offered a certificate for contacting stations operating at the sites of these Hill Forts. This is a separate award which will offer a different certificate for contacts made from 1 May to 30 June 2017 using a special call-sign of LY17PM. Keep in mind that contacts for this award may use Hill Fort QSOs with LY17PM and any other call signs operating from the vicinity of these structures.

REQUIREMENTS: During the year of 2017 applicants must make QSOs with 17 different hill-forts. All QSOs, using CW, PHONE or DIGI modes are valid. Applications for award should be sent until March 1, 2018 to award manager’s address: .

Award can be issued in electronic form, JPG or PDF style upon applicant‘s request.


1-30 April 2017

ROMANIA                                            The Romanian Group of MDXC Group, "20 Years Certificate"  ( YO20MDC )

The Mediterraneo DX Club, Romanian Group, joins the on the air celebration of this groups 20th Anniversary on the air. From 1 - 30 April 2017, there will be four special event stations of
YO20MDC, YP20MDC, YQ20MDC and YR20MDC for you to contact. You need to work each one of these stations using any band, any mode, at least one time.

The certificate is offered free of cost in electronic version, and once you have make the four contacts, you may download from

Tks Pit YO3JW Blog 3/31/17

1 - 30 April 2017

UKRAINE                                         «WARD-2017»   ( EN92IARD )

In order to celebrate the International Day of Radio Amateurs during April, 2017, the special call sign EN92IARD will be actuve on the air.  To receive the diploma "WARD-2017" it is necessary to make contacts with 18 different countries from 1 to 30 April 2017 plus one QSO with special event station EN92IARD. Repeated contacts are allowed with this station if QSO are made on different bands and different types of modulation (CW, SSB, DIGI). Each additional re-QSO with EN92IARD replaces any two countries.

SWLs/Observers can earn a diploma for listening to EN92IARD as it makes contacts with 18 countries.

The diploma may be earned for contacts made on SSB, CW, DIGI and MIX.

During the celebration of the International Radio Amateurs Day, on April 18 and April 22, the radio station will be specially active and it will be necessary to make at least 2 QSOs with EN92IARD/p for these days.

The diploma is sent to you using in electronic format of .jpg.  You should send an application for the diploma in the form of a log extract sent by e-mail without text with an attached application file and indication of the call sign and the word "WARD" in the subject line, for example: "uy7it WARD". The format of the application file can be any common type such as: * .txt, * .doc, * .cbr, and Cabrillo is also welcome. The name of the attached file with the application must be the call sign of the applicant, for example: us4iti.cbr, us3iiz.txt, uy7ib.erm, etc. In the application it is necessary to specify your call sign, name, diploma name, category and your e-mail address to which the diploma should be sent.

Applications in electronic form must be submitted no later than December 31, 2017 (inclusive) and should be sent to the address: dcra_award (at)


Tks 4/3/17

1 - 30 April 2017

RUSSIA                                                  Diploma "25 years of the Union of Radio Amateurs of Russia"

The diploma was established in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the formation of the national Amateur radio Organization of the Russian Federation.

1. Basic diploma: 250 points .
2. Plaque: 1992 points .
3. The three radio amateurs who score the most points on the duration of the operating period will be especially noted by the leadership of the CPR.

Other rules:
1. Two-way radio communications, conducted on any Amateur HF / VHF bands, any modes: (CW, PHONE, DIGI).
2. Repeat radio contaacts will count if made on different bands, and on one Range - different types of work (CW, SSB, DIGITAL (Digital modes of RTTY, PSK31, JT65, and others are counted as one mode).
3. For radio amateurs of Russia and the CIS countries points for communications made on VHF and band of 160 meters count for double.
4. On VHF and a range of 160 meters) for radio amateurs AF, AS, NA, OC, SA, AS (except Radio amateurs from Russia).

1. For QSO / SWL with the special station R25SRR = 25 points .
2. Contact with this station is compulsory for obtaining a diploma.
3. For QSO / SWL with the current and former Presidents of the SRP, Honorary Members of the CPR: UA6HZ, RU3AX, RT3A, R5AA, RA5DU, RV3DA, UA3AHA, RA4AR, RW3TJ,
UA3AB, RK3VA, U3DI, UA9PM, UA4NM, UA6YW, RA6HLF, UA3QD, R7HM, RG9A, RV1AQ, RV9WB, UA4YE - 15 points ;
4. The headquarters stations of the regional and local offices of the CPR
RZ4PXO UA9AZA UC2K UF5D = 10 points ;
5. Amateur radio stations of CPR members 1 point .

Check internet site for additional details on how to earn the award and special plaque.

Applications from SWLs are accepted at:

The basic diploma is given free of charge, in automatic mode, only on the basis of downloaded logs on the service

The cost and order of receipt of the plaque will be announced later. 


Tks listing for RO25OR 4/3/17

1 - 9 April 2017

ROMANIA                                                Ice Hockey World Championship Award ( YQ17WIHC )

A special amateur radio station will be active during Ice Hockey World Championship held in Romania during the period 1 April to 9 April 2017. 
Active stations and an on-line log can be found at

An award in PDF format and QSL card will be available for you to download the award: . There is no charge for the award.

Award Requirements:  YO stations need 15 points, Europeans need 10 points, DX need 5 points.

Point Values: Each QSO on a different band or mode with YQ17WIHC = 5 points.

Tks YO3JW 4/4/17

Tks YO3JW 4/3/17

1 - 30 April 2017

ITALY                                                               20th Anniversary of the Mediterranian DX Club ( MDXC )

The Mediterraneo Dx Club celebrates the 20th anniversary of their founding. All members are asked to be active on the air providing contacts which will earn an award as noted below.  The event will take place from 1 to 30 April 2017, with several special stations that will be recognized by their call signs.

20 Years Bronze
Requires at least 50 QSOs with the special stations. Each first contact with an MDC station per band and mode, is counted as a valid QSO. You can have 3 QSOs per band (SSB, CW and RTTY) with the same special station. The stations with at least 50 QSOs, can request the free award, which will be sent by e-mail, in PDF format.

20 Years Silver
All the stations who contact at least 4 Special stations, one for each continent (Africa, America, Europe and Asia), can request the 4 splendid QSLs, which combined to each other like a puzzle, form the award. price € 6,00.

20 Years Gold
All those who contact at least 20 of the special stations, of which at least one for each continent (Africa, America, Europe and Asia) can request the GOLD plated plaque, which is hand made in wood and embossed with your call sign. The cost of plaque € 25,00, including the shipping.

20 Years TOP
Reserved for the activators of the special stations. The special station which made the most QSOs, will be named TOP, and will receive a hand made wooden plate.

All requests, QSLs and awards, must be sent to the award manager: IZ1BZV, GIORGIO TABILIO, VIA SANT’EUTICHIANO 26, 19123 LA SPEZIA SP, ITALY.


Other information:
1. The bronze award is free and you will receive it, by request, via e-mail;
2. The silver award can be requested by sending to the manager the list of contacts, by mail or e-mail, with a contribution of € 6,00. It is possible to send the cost also by PAYPAL to
3. The gold award can be requested from the manager, by post or e-mail, with the same contribution. Payment can also be sent by PAYPAL as noted above in #2.
4. The TOP award is free for the station which has the highest total of QSOs. The other operators from the special stations can request the TOP award from the manager, sending their request to the manager by e-email, and the same contribution by PAYPAL.

List of Special Call Stations Participating On The Air for this award: (added 4/12/17)

Algeria – 7Y20MDC , Azores Isl. – CR20MDC , Belgium – OR20MDC , Brunei – V84SMD, Canary Isl. – EG8MDC , Chile – XR20MDC , Colombia – 5K3MDC , Crete Isl. – SX9MDC , Croatia – 9A8MDC , France – TM20MDC -TM0MDC , Germany – DL20MDXC , Greece – SX20MDC , Holland – PD05MDC , Israel – 4Z20MDC , Italy – IC8MDC – II0MDC -II1MDC – II2MDC II3MD -II4MDC – II5MDC – II7MDC – II8MDC – IO0MDC – IO1MDC – IO9MDC – IQ8MD – IR1MDC – IR5MDC -IR7MDC -IR9MDC , Macedonia – Z37M , Nepal – 9N1MD , Romania – YR20MDC – YO20MDC ,YP20MDC YQ20MDC, Russia – R20MDXC , Switzerland – HB20MDC , United Kingdom -GB2MDC , U.S.A. – K1M


Tks DXFun 12/20/16

April 2, 2017

ITALY                                               Disused Railways Day

This award commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Insurbia Radio Club. It recognizes on this day, the historical heritage of railway lines which have been discontinued and then converted into another purpose, that being the establishment of green ways onver very gently sloping land which can be used for pedestrian cycling. This use of railways has also been been recognized in other countries including the USA where they are called "Rails to Trails". 

The Insubria Radio Club has organized in collaboration with the Onda Telematica Association, A.I.R.S. and Cone Radio Team the first edition of the Disused Railways Day Award which will be held on April 2, 2017. The event is managed by the Italian Association of Greenways .

There are 5 such disused railways in this area which will support portable operations by club members on April 2nd.  They are:
1. DFD-001 Centocelle -Frosinone from Stazione Colonna Museum using special call II0TRM by the Onda Telematica Association.
2. DFD-002 Ancona-Ancona Mareittima by Conero Radio Team IQ6KX.
3. DFD-003 Treviso-Ostiglia by A.I.R.S. IQ3YQ.
4. DFD-004 Rivarolo-Castellamonte by A.I.R.S. IQ1YY.
5. DFD-005 Valmorea Railway by the Insurbia Radiio Club IR2XIR

The Disused Railways Day Award (first edition) is issued at no charge as a PDF document to all amateurs/SWL who contact each of the operations from the 5 railways and send an e-mail containing all QSO details (log extract) to .


Tks IZ2ELV 2/22/17

5 - 21 April 2017

KAZAKHSTAN                                     56 years of the First Manned Flight Into Space

The award has been established by Kazakhstan diploma MAC Center jointly with municipal amateur radio clubs in Moscow and the contest committee on Yuri Gagarin Cup. The award is given for making two-way radio contact with special commemorative radio stations that were active in 2017 in honor of the 56th anniversary of the first flight of Yuri Gagarin's space.

Moscow region RT56GC
Moscow region RA56GC
Moscow RM56GC
Smolensk region RG56GC
Arkhangelsk region RO56GC
Saratov region RU56GC
Kaluga region RC56GC
Kaluga region RN56GC
Krasnoyarsk RK56GC
Amur region RW56GC
Vladimir region RV56GC
Moscow region RX56GC
The Republic of Kazakhstan UP56GC

Requirements: To receive the award it will be necessary to make contact with at least 56 QSOs from the list shown above. Repeated contacts with the same stations are permitted if they are made on different bands and in different modes. Similar conditions apply to SWLs/Observers, and the application must specify the optional call sign.

Operators of the memorial special stations may earn the plaques and they must have made a minimum of 1,961 QSOs during the period 5 to 21 April 2017.

Numbering separate plaques are available for:
1. SWL
2. individual radio
3. Club stations

The application is based on a log extract or any automated system that provides QSO information.

All stations seeking plaques must provide the detailed postal address and details for mailing.

Drafting of the application should be sent to the address of the manager of awards. Suggested formats for sending contact information include the formats of: TXT, ADIF, and CABRILLO. In some cases, the manager can request a copy of the log file format ADIF.

Cost of plaques and postage:  (Only plaques are available, so the prices reflect the higher costs).
1. To the CIS countries - 1500 rubles
2. Kazakhstan - 6500 tenge.
3. for foreign countries, must check with sponsor to determine the correct fee for shipping the plaques. It is planned to provide parcel tracking information.

E-mail of Awards Manager: A.Goncharov UN8CC <<<< @ >>>>
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6 - 21 May 2017

ITALY                                   1000 Miglia Storica Award

The A.R.I. branch in Brescia (Italy), together with the ARI branch of Roma, issue this Award in order to to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the famed auto race held for the first time in 1927.  
The route from Brescia to Roma and back to Brescia will be run from May 18th to May 21st 2017.
The race will include antique vehicles that ran in the classic "Mille Miglia", known as "the finest car race in the world", held between the years 1927 and 1957.

1. To earn the Award, OMs and SWLs must contact/listen to stations located in provinces Brescia and Roma from May 6th to May 21st.
2. Points Required:
     Italian station - 30 points.
     European stations- 20 points.
     Non-european stations -10 points.
3. Point Values:
     1 point for each QSO with stations located in the provinces of Brescia and Roma;
     3 points for each QSO with Jolly Stations; (wild card)
     5 points each QSO with the SuperJolly Station; (a bigger wild card)
     IQ2CF (A.R.I. Brescia)
     IQ0RM (A.R.I. Roma)
6. BANDS - All HF bands may be used.
8. Every station may be connected only ONCE per day, indendently of bands or modes.
9. LOGs must be sent no later than June 15th 2017 by e-mail to .
10. The Award will be issued free of charge im .pdf format. A paper Diploma will be printed on request and costs $10.00 including postage.


Tks IZ2FOS 3/2/17

April 8 to 30, 2017

BULGARIA                                                                       Diploma "38 years of the Flight of Soyuz-33"

Sponsored by The International HAM aviators club "Fifth Ocean" and devoted to the space flight of Bulgaria’s First Cosmonaut Georgi Ivanov on 10-12 April 1978.

Requirement: To obtain the Diploma you need to earn 38 points.

Point Values:

1. Each QSO with Special event call signs LZ38GI, LZ38NR and LZ38SATURN = 5 points.
2. Each QSO with Bulgarian members of the Fifth Ocean members = 3 points.
3. Bulgarian members registered on are: LZ105PBP, LZ120RK, LZ180VL, LZ1CNN, LZ1HM, LZ1NY, LZ1VP, LZ1ZF, LZ2KLR, LZ3V, LZ44WFF, LZ4FQ, LZ5O, LZ5O/P, LZ6C and LZ9Z
4. QSOs with all other members of the Fifth Ocean
group = 1 point.
5. Only QSOs made during the days of activity 8-30 April 2017 count for the award.
6. QSOs with the same station can be counted if using different modes and different bands.

A complete listing of the members of The International HAM aviators club are published on:
You may receive the award at no cost by visiting the website:

Enter QSO data to receive automated issuance of the certificate.

16 - 24 April 2017

ROMANIA                                                      World Amateur Radio Day Award

Every year, centering on the 18th of April, we celebrate the World Amateur Radio Day.  The Romanian "FRR"  joins other groups and encourages activity to celebrate the offering of  a special award.    For 2017,  the time period has been set for 16-24 April.

Requirement: You may earn this year’s award by making contact with 18 different country entities.  A contact with Romanian special event station YO17ZMR is required.

Just send a log extract of the contacts you have made during these dates, and send your list to: .  The award will be sent to you electronically in the form of a digital file. The award is FREE of charge.

All requests should be made on or before June 1st 2017.

April 8 to 19, 2017

SPAIN                                               Diploma World Radio Day ( WRD-Spain )

The EUROPEAN ROS CLUB AND LOCAL SECTION URE Novelda organizes the diploma World Amateur Radio Day.

1. The diploma may be requested by any amateur and SWL

2. Requirements: You can obtain the Diploma by making contacts with special event station EG5WRD: 
     A. 3 contacts for stations in Spain
     B. 2 contacts for the rest of the world.
3. The diploma will be awarded for contracts made using DIGITAL MODE, SSB .CW, DMR.TG-EA5.
4 The contacts must be IN DIFFERENT DAYS so you can repeat the band and the mode but not the same day.
5. The QSOs will be valid between April 8 at 00:00 hours UTC and April 19 at 23:59 UTC in 2017
6. The bands used will be 2, 6, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80 or 160 meters.
7.Lists have to be sent by email, using Adif or Cabrillo format to the address; .Always use the name and surname for the preparation of the diploma.
8.To know if your E-mail has been received you will be answered by the same means to inform you that your e-mail was received correctly. If you do not receive it, try a second time .
9.The diploma will be sent by e-mail in size DIN A4 in JPEG format.
10.-These rules are not definitive and can be modified at any time by the organization of the diploma whenever there are reasons for it. The decisions taken by the organization of the diploma, for the correct functioning of the same, must be complied with by the participant.

Tks EB5AG-Manolo


22 April 2017

England                                                           International Marconi Day Award

This is a 24-hour period of Operation on 22rd April 2017 to recognize the Birthday of Gugliemo Marconi on 25 April 1874, the famed Italian who helped develop the potential of Radio.  Look for, and work stations which are located in all parts of the world which have a strong connection with the "Father" of Radio, including sites of old antenna farms, cities where he established the first manufacturing plants to produce radios and more.

Award Period : 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC on 22 April, 2017

As in previous years the event will run for a full 24 hours with contacts made on HF only counting towards the award. All modes of radio communication are accepted towards the award and are actively encouraged. Please note that VHF, UHF, internet modes such as Echolink and Digital Voice modes will not count towards the award for IMD.The Certificates are of a very high quality and are well worth obtaining to display on the wall of any Shack. They are based on an original Marconi Stock Certificate Circa 1901.

There are 2 categories of the award which are offered:
1.TRANSMITTING AMATEUR - To establish direct two-way communication with 15 of the official Award Stations, mixed modes are permitted.
2. SHORTWAVE LISTENERS - To log two-way communications made by 15 of the official Award Stations, mixed modes are permitted.

The Cornish Radio Amateur Club offers two special Award Certificates for working authorised International Marconi Day Award Stations: one is for Transmitting Stations and the other for Short Wave Listeners.

To earn the award you should state the Award Category claimed, and must apply in writing giving a FULL extract of your log together with your call sign and address. The log extract may be a certified copy of the original log or a certified computer print out. Alternatively, another amateur should certify that your log extract represents a true copy of the original log entries: if no other amateur is available, an adult signatory will be accepted.

Please post your claim to: KenTarry G0FIC, IMD Awards Manager, Cornish Amateur Radio Club, 38 Tresithney Road, Carharrack, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 5QZ, United Kingdom.

You may also send e-mail logs of the contacts to:

The cost of the Award is the same for all Classes, which is as follows:
$10.00 US (notes, NO cheques) , €10 (notes, NO cheques) , Ł5.00 Sterling. Please make cheques payable to "Cornish Radio Amateur Club" Only Sterling cheques can be accepted please, cheques in US $ or Euro, including Euro Cheques cost us more to negotiate at the Bank than we are charging for the award and once post and packing are considered we make a loss! 

Special note: Only one HF/500 KHz radio contact with each IMD Special Event Station (Participating Station) will count towards the Award.

The Award is NOT cumulative, i.e. contacts made in previous or subsequent years with an IMD station WILL NOT count towards the Award this year.  The required number of Award Stations must be worked during the SAME 24 hour period.

Qualifying Bands: All bands from 160 Metres to 10 Metres plus 500 KHz, (Note: Contacts on 6 Metres and above will not count towards the Award)

Modes Permitted: CW, SSB, FM, AM and available Digital Modes i.e RTTY, PSK31, JT65, SSTV

Award Stations For a list of IMD Award Stations, see our separate page – IMD Stations. This list is correct up to the time of the latest Web Page amendment. Only contacts from this list will be accepted for issue of the Award. The link is:

Internet: (list of participating stations)

Tks GB4IMD 4/12/17

13-14 May 2017

Netherlands                                    Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, 13th/14th May 2017 the Netherlands will be holding a National Windmill and Pumping Station weekend during which many windmills and pumping stations will be open to the public to view. Guides will be in attendance to explain the operation of the machinery and to answer questions.

For many years, in the U.K., the events of this weekend have been shared with amateur radio stations and became known as the ‘Mills on the Air’ weekend. In 2009 Jelle (PD5JFK) and Bernard (PB7Z) decided to set up for the first time their own special radio station to contact mills in Holland and elsewhere in Europe and so advertise the opening of Windmills and Pumping Stations. This proved to be so popular with millers and volunteers alike that they were encouraged to repeat this promotion each year and this year is the 9th year.

This event has proved to be an excellent way to advertise the hobby of amateur radio to the many members of the public who visit the mills and pumping stations. It is not generally realised how distant our amateur radio communications can travel and with experts on hand to explain the operations as they are taking place within the mill.

A list of mills which have promised activity for the event (not only from Holland, but from other European countries as well) is shown on their web site. The sponsor asks that if your windmill is not yet listed, that you should contact them at .

Award Requirements:
a) Six different windmills or pumping stations or,
b) Six QSO’s with windmills or pumping stations on different Bands/Modes.

The award is available only as a pdf document. Each year they use a classic image of windmills of the past history of Holland. 
SWL OK. A special version of the award will be sent to them. They will require the log to be sent by email showing the QSO data of both stations. The Award will be free and sent via email.

E-mail (and application)

Painting by Claude Monet.

Tks Jelle PB7Z 2/20/17

May 20-21, 2017

NETHERLANDS                                                               LX4FFF Award

On May 20 & 21, the YNOMY DX Group (PD7YY, PG8M, PH0NO) will be active from a number of WWFF nature reserves in Luxembourg (LX) using the special call of LX44FF.
They will be active with multiple stations on all bands from 80m and up (incl. 6m and 2m if there is propagation).

For chasers there will be three levels of the award available: 
a. LX44FF Bronze - 11 points
b. LX44FF Silver - 22 points
c. LX44FF Gold - 33 points

Chasers can collect points by contacting the stations LX44FF on May 20 & 21. Each first contact with one of the locations will count as 3 points. Each new band or new mode contact with the same reserve will count as 1 point. The top 3 chasers from each continent will receive a special award.

Awards can be requested by sending an e-mail to . Include standard QSO data, points claimed for each contact and the total points earned.


Tks Ynomy DX Group 4/12/17

July 23 - 29, 2017

HUNGARY 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival ( HG17EYOF )

Short European Youth Olympic Festival history  The idea of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) was brought to life in 1990 by Jacques Rogge, former president of the European Olympic Committees, with the aim to provide a possibility for young athletes to get to know the Olympic Movement and learn about the Olympic values and ideals, as well as its universality. Furthermore, Mr Rogge wanted to give a chance for the talented youth and Olympic prospects to compete internationally on a high level against each other in an Olympic setting already at an earlier age.

Similarly to the Olympic Games and other continental championships the EYOF is not hosted in every year. It is organised in uneven years, adjusting to the four year Olympic cycle avoiding the Olympic years, and throughout the years it has become one of the highest ranked youth events within the European Continent.

The organisers of the Festival always put emphasis on creating a high quality event for the age group of 15-17. The Hungarian Olympic Committee is proud to be among those, who have participated at all the winter and summer editions of the EYOF, with small but successful delegations.

Need 3 QSOs /1 QSO CW, 1 QSO PHONE, 1 QSO DIGI/ with HG17EYOF for the award, no band restriction. Send application with the QSO datas to The award is voluntary, available only in electronic format.

Internet: ( Http://