VERY SHORT TIME AWARDS LISTING

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.

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2017

Starting Date Ending Date Country Name of the Award FREE DOWNLOAD Source  Added
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 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 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
18 April 2017 6 May 2017 Russia 75th Anniversary of Galina Alexeyevna Kulakova ( R75GAK ) X QRZ.ru 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 QRZ.com 4/24/17
29 April 2017 13 May 2017 Canary Isl. Transvulcania 2017 Diploma ( EA8URA ) X QRZ.com 5/3/17
1 May 2017 6 May 2017 Mexico Cinco de Mayo Award   K1BV Research 5/4/17
1 May 2017 31 May 2017 Poland 150th Anniversary of the Birthday of Gen. Marius Zaruski X QRZ.com  
1 May 2017 31 May 2017 Ukraine 105th Anniversary of the Birth of Radioamateurism in Ukraine 
( EN105N )
X QRZ.com 5/3/17
1 May 2017 10 May 2017 Russia Digital Activity Days 1-10 May 2017 X DH1PAL 5/2/17
1 May 2017 31 July 2017 Russia The Ecosphere Award X RN3ANT 5/2/17
1 May 2017 30 June 2017 Lithuania Lithuanian Hill Forts Award ( LY17PM ) X QRZ.com 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 Ynomy.nl 4/12/17
23 July 2017 29 July 2017 Hungary 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival ( HG17EYOF) X QRZ.com 12/23/16

 


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.

Participants:
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. )

CONTESTIA DOMINO
Feld HELL JT65A
JT9A MFSK16
MT63-500 OLIVIA8/250
PSK ROS4, ROS8, ROS16
RTTY45 SIM-PSK
SSTV THOR16
THROB4

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)rdrclub.ru
- 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.

Results:
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.

Awards:
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)rdrclub.ru (remove parenthesis to use the address. Spam prevention.)
Internet: https://www.rdrclub.ru/dni-aktivnosti-rtsrk/244-digital-activity-days-rdrc-rules 

Tks K1BV Research 12/4/16


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 R3LO@qsl.net

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

E-mail: R3LO@qsl.net
Internet: http://gagarin.ga/

Tks DH1PAL and OH3GZ 3/4/17


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 (www.ari.it ) 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: ii1ton.aritorino@gmail.com .  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 www.aritorino.it .
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 qrz.com (II1TON);
14. Accredited OM: The members of Turin Club Station are considered "accredited" must send tot the following e-mail address: ii1ton.aritorino@gmail.com (every month) with a declaration that the all qso they were made with a HAM Spirit .

15. Information: Website of ARI Turin Club Station: www.aritorino.it
E-mail: ii1ton.aritorino@gmail.com

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 QRZ.com). 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:
  

Internet: https://www.facebook.com/North-Country-DX-Assoc-K7ICE-1717462798496577 

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 uz1rr@ukr.net by sending log extract of QSO or SWL. The award is free of charge and is sent to you as a digital file.""
Email: uz1rr@ukr.net
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/EO25RAN

Tks EI7GL 3/19/17


April 22 to May 6, 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: http://r4w.hamlog.ru

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:
1. hamlog.ru
2. e-qsl.cc
3. qrz.com
4. hrdlog.net

Electronic certificates will be issued automatically on the website – http://hamlog.ru 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 http://hamlog.ru, 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: ub4w@mail.ru. Check for postal costs.

RULES FOR PLAQUE:

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 http://www.hamlog.ru/ .

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 https://www.qrz.com/db/R75GAK 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: www.parowozowniawolsztyn.pl , www.parowozy.com.pl . 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.

Requirements: 
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.

Other:
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: sq3jpv@sp3pwl.pl , or to: Wolsztyński Klub Krótkofalowców Tłoki 60a, 64-200 Wolsztyn, Poland on before May 31, 2017..

Internet: http://www.sp3pwl.hekko24.pl/index.php/18-18-dyplom/75-the-24th-steam-locomotive-parade-in-wolsztyn 

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 ungouarl@gmail.com 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.

Email: ungouarl@gmail.com 


29 April to 13 May 2017

Canary Islands                                               TRANSVULCANIA 2017 (EA8URA) Diploma

The Transvulcania 2017 event is a long distance foot race conducted in the volcanic heights of the Canary Islands. To help publicize the affair, the special event station AM8TRV will be looking for contacts to help you earn an interesting ;digital award, which is offered in in 4 levels.

1. The VERTICAL KM Award: make at least 2 contacts with the AM8TRV station in any band and mode. Example: 40m SSB and 40m CW or 20m SSB and 15m SSB, etc.
2. The HALF MARATHON Award: make at least 5 contacts with the AM8TRV station in any band and mode.
3. The MARATHON Award: make at least 7 contacts with the AM8TRV station in any band and mode.
4. The ULTRA MARATHON Award: make at least 10 contacts with the AM8TRV station in any band and mode.

The bands and modes are defined as any band or mode which is allowed within the Band Plan of the applicant: . Modes: SSB, CW and DIGI (PSK, RTTY, ... etc)
Duplicate contacts will not be counted in the same mode and band.

The awards may be requested once the activity is finished by sending an extract of your log showing all common QSO data, especially the band and mode.. E-mail: ctividadesura@gmail.com indicating the name and badge. Sponsor will check the contacts and the diploma (s) that correspond to your claimed QSOs. .

Email: actividadesura@gmail.com
Intternet: http://www.transvulcania.info/

Tks QRZ.com/AM8TRV 5/2/17


April 29 to May 9, 2017

RUSSIA                                                          Russian Castles Award 2107 ( RCA )

Sponsored by the Russian Castles Award group.

Requirements:
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:

r1ca@cqrca.com

rn1cr@cqrea.com

Internet: www.cqrca.com

Tks SP9JPA Blog 4/17/17


May 1 - 31, 2017

POLAND                                      150th Anniversary of the Birthday of Gen. Marius Zaruski

Sponsored by the editor of the DROMADER Communications Club - SP2ZAO of Bydgoszcz.

The purpose of the award is to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gen. Mariusz Zaruski. Make contacts as specifited below during the period May 1 to 31, 2017. Special event station HF150GMZ will be active on 80m, 40m SSB and 2m FM (depending on propagation conditions).

Requirements: Make a total of 7 QSOs with the special event call sign HF150GMZ.  This station will provide you with a one-letter group for each QSO and your goal is collect all the letters comprising the word: "ZARUSKI".

Your application should be a log extract that is sent by e-mail on or after May 31st addressed to of sp2zao@interia.eu . If you have met all the award requirements, they will send you the award in the form of a digital file.

The alphabetic letter sent to you depends on the day of the week. The daily schedule is:
Z - Mondays,
A - Tuesdays,
R - Wednesdays,
U - Thursdays,
S - Fridays,
K - Saturdays,
I - Sundays.

Tks QRZ.com 5/11/17


1 - 6 May 2017

MEXICO                                          Cinco de Mayo Award

Object: To work as many stations from Puebla México as possible using different frequencies and modes.
Begins: May 1st 00:00 UTC
Ends: May 6th 04:59 UTC

Requirements: Earn a total of 50 points.

Point Values:
1. Count one point for each contact with a station from Puebla State who is registered as participant.
2. Count three points for each contact with an official Radio club station such as RIPAC (XE1SDZ), AREPAC (XE1BAP), and PueblaDX (XE1SIX).
3. Count five points for each contact with special call using the 4A5 or 6J5 prefix. (There may be other prefixes as well.
4. Each station may only be contacted one time for each different band and mode.

Other:
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.
Modes: SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV
Listen for stations calling: CQ Cinco de Mayo
You may check to see if the station is registered by checking the web site: http://diploma.puebladx.org

Applying: 
Send list of contacts made to the QSL manager:DANIEL HUGO JIMENEZ FUENTES, 31 SUR 2704 COL. STA. CRUZ LOS ANGELES, PUEBLA, PUE. 72400, Mexico.
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Supply your full address where you want to receive the award. For XE stations, the award will be sent via bureau.
Award fee: International stations, please send $US3 to support the mailing cost.
For the QSL for special call sign send SASE.
This award not available for Puebla México stations.

Internet: http://diploma.puebladx.org/diploma_cinco_de_Mayo/Rules.html

Tks K1BV Research 5/4/17


1 May to 31 May 2017

UKRAINE                                     105th Anniversary of the Birth of Radioamateurism in Ukraine ( EN105N )

This special call sign is being used to honor of the 105th anniversary of the birth of radioamateurism in Ukraine.

Special activity station EN105N will be active durint the period noted and is devoted to the 105th anniversary of the birth of radioamateurism in Ukraine. It will be held from 00.00 (Ukrainian) on May 1, 2017 to 23.59 (Ukrainian) on May 31, 2017. The event is sponsored by the NGO «Vinnytsia regional sports and technical radioklub» together with the separate units of the UNGO «Ukrainian amateur radio league.» The tentative schedule of station activity of the special radio station will be updated at: http://vinradio.ho.ua/index.html .

For contacts made with the special station EN105N, and being limited to only 3 QSOs per day, you can earn a new electronic diploma "UR-105". Repeated contacts are credited to different bands and modes. . Electronic diplomas are free. For paper certificates it is necessary to pay the cost of sending ( 20 UAH for Ukraine and $ 5 abroad).

Applications for the paper diploma in the form of a log extract should be sent with the payment to the QSL-MANAGER: P.O. BOX 6212, Praschuk V., Vinnitsa, 21012. Applications for free diploma in the electronic form should be sent to the e-mail: ut7ny@ukr.net . Deadline for applications for certificates is till 15 June, 2017.

Do not send QSL to EN105N through the UARL bureau (P.O. 56), as ionly 10% of the radioamateurs of Ukraine are UARL members , and all the rest do not get QSL-mail.

QSL-cards for working the special station EN105N should be sent by the manager UT7NY, only in response to received reports. To ensure smooth reception of QSL-mail by the manager it should be sent to PO QSL-bureau UNGO «UARL», P.O. 33, Kiev, 01001, Ukraine..

E-mail: ut7ny/@ukr.net
Internet: http://vinradio.ho.ua/index.html

Tks QRZ.com/EN105V 5/2/17


1- 10 May 2017

RUSSIA                                                         Digital Activity Days "01-10" May 2017

Sponsored by the RDR Club-mail <rdrclub@mail.ru > for making digital contacts during the period:
a. . from 00:00 UTC on January, 1st till 23:59 UTC on January, 10th;
b. - from 00:00 UTC on May, 1st till 23:59 UTC on May, 10th.

 

Russian Digital Radio Club invites you for Digital Activity Days "01-10" which are held annually in January and May.

Make contacts using the 16 digital modes which are accepted:
1)CONTESTIA
2)DOMINO
3)HELL
4)JT65
5)JT9
6)JT10
7)MFSK
8)MT63
9)OLIVIA
10)PSK
11)ROS
12)RTTY
13)SIM-PSK
14)SSTV
15)THOR
16)THROB

We recommend to use a multi-mode programs, such as MultiPSK, MixW, Flgidi and others, as well as programs for some Digi modes. For JT10 (as well as in JT65 and JT9) it is recommended to use JTDX program. Many digital programs can be downloaded on the club website in the "Archive of programs for radio digital modes".

Diplomas in electronic form will be rewarded with all participants of Digital Activity Days who work at least 5 digital modes and make at least 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.

"01-10" RULES : https://www.rdrclub.ru/dni-aktivnosti-rtsrk/244-digital-activity-days-rdrc-rules n

Tks DH1PAL 4/28/17


1 May to 31 July 2017

RUSSIA                                         The Ecosphere Award

The year 2017 has been declared in Russia as the Ecology Year. Accordingly, our group has arranged a special event call sign R2017F (Russia-2017-Field), which we will use for amateur radio activity from a number of specially protected Natural Areas during a three month period of time. . Some of those areas will have RFF-references ("Russian Flora & Fauna" in the RFF, WFF and WWFF ham radio award programs) and are absolutely new ones on the radio amateur map of the world.

In order to draw attention to the activity of R2017F and to our "Field Flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon, we have established a special short term "Ecosphere" 2 Award of two levels, issued to radio amateurs around the world for making QSOs with R2017F and participants of the "Field Flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon.

General conditions

Contacts with Special call sign radio station R2017F and Participants of "Field Flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon will be made during their outdoor activity (CALL /P). A constantly updated list of Marathon participants is available on the page of current Marathon results: Home > QRP Marathon > Ranking Tables, made from May 01 to July 31, 2017 inclusive are valid for the award.

Duplicated QSOs are valid only with station R2017F working from different specially protected Natural Areas (RFF-references). Information about RFF-reference can be obtained during QSO with R2017F or from our announcements calendar, from announcements in "Agenda" section of the WWFF website, from our posts in the WWFF group of the Facebook social network, from spots in radio amateur clusters.

QSO with one of the organizers of Outdoor QRP Activity Group (UA3LMR (also RD2A), RN3ANT, UR0ET, RK8A) — "Joker" — may be counted to substitute any one missing QSO with R2017F.

There are two levels of "Ecosphere" Award, including:
Level II (starting) Award — an electronic certificate will be issued at no cost.
Level I (basic) Award — a hard copy certificate (the cost of issuing this, including delivery is an equivalent of US$5 for stations in the Russian Federation or US$7 for stations in any other parts of the world.

Payments are accepted through PayPal to RN3ANT@gmail.com .

Requirements:
1. European applicants need:
Level II (starting) — QSOs with R2017F operating from 5 different RFF-references and QSOs with 5 different participants of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon.
Level I (basic) — QSOs with R2017F operating from 10 different RFF-references and QSOs with 10 different participants of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon.

2. Non-European applicants need:
Level II (starting) — QSOs with R2017F from 1 RFF-reference and QSOs with 5 different participants of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon.
Level I (basic) — QSOs with R2017F operating from 2 different RFF-references and QSOs with 10 different participants of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon.

3. Participants of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon need:
Level II (starting) — at least 50 QSOs from 5 different places/routes
(according to the Rules of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon).
Level I (basic) — at least 70 QSOs from 7 different places/routes (according to the Rules of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon).

4. SWL can earn the "Ecosphere" Award on rules established for Amateur Stations. .

Applications:
Award applications should be filled in according to the standard procedure as a GCR (General certification rule) QSO log extract, including all the standard information regarding QSO’s and additionally RFF-references for QSO with R2017F should be sent to the award manager at award@outdoorQRP.org .

Applications for the "Ecosphere" Award are accepted until August 31, 2017 inclusive, dispatch of Level I Awards will start since September 01, 2017.1 — Specially Protected 

Definitions: 
1 - Natural Areas — grounds, water surface and air space above them, where natural complexes and objects are located that have a special nature protection, scientific, cultural, aesthetic, recreational and health value.
2--Ecosphere — (from Greek ď ęďň oîkos — environment, habitat and óöá ńá — ball) is the worldwide sum of all ecosystems, ecological sheath of the Earth, the totality of its properties as the planet, creating conditions for the growth of biological systems.

* — The cost is approximate and may change, depending on the change in postal rates at the time of receipt of the application.

E-mail: RN3ANT@uqrqc.ru
Direct link for the Terms is http://www.outdoorqrp.org/awards-prog/eco

Tks Vit, RN3ANT 4/27/17


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 http://www.piliakalniai.lt/index_en.php . 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: vdurk.award@gmail.com .

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

Email: vdurk.award@gmail.com
Internet:
https://www.qrz.com/LY17PM


May 6 to 21, 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.

RULES
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)
4. JOLLY STATIONS
     IQ2CF (A.R.I. Brescia)
     IQ0RM (A.R.I. Roma)
5. SUPERJOLLY STATION
     II2MM
6. BANDS - All HF bands may be used.
7. MODES - SSB, CW, DIGI.
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 iz2fos@aribrescia.it .
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.

E-mail: iz2fos@aribrescia.it

Tks IZ2FOS 3/2/17


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: frr@hamradio.ro .  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.


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 nationalemolendag@gmail.com .

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) pb7z@ziggo.nl
Internet: http://www.pd6mill.com/

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 ynomy.dx@gmail.com . Include standard QSO data, points claimed for each contact and the total points earned.

E-mail: ynomy.dx@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.ynomy.nl/2017/04/lx44ff-award.html
Internet: http://www.ph0no.net

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.

AWARD:
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 radioklub@mttosz.t-online.hu The award is voluntary, available only in electronic format.

Email: radioklub@mttosz.t-online.hu
Internet: http://gyor2017.hu/en_GB/home
Internet: (QRZ.com) Http://www.qrz.com/db/HG17EYOF

Tks QRZ.com


 

 

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