The list is in order by the first day of the award period.

Beginning Date End Date Country Title of the Award Free/Image Information Source:
6 October 2013 30 March 2014 Spain Route of the Castles Diploma   PA3CUZ
8 November 2013 31 March 2014 Russia Winter Olympic Games Sochi 2014 X SP9JPA and others
8 November 2013 31 March 2014 Russia Sochi-2014  Plaque   RV1CC
25 November 2013 Not specified Ukraine The Ukraine is Europe! Award X UR3LCM
1 December 2013 31 March 2014 Russia OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES IN SOCHI 2014 Award X SP9JPA and others
20 December 2013 19 January 2014 Italy Telegraphy - Humanity's Heritage X PA3CUZ
25 December 2013 15 January 2014 Belarus Snow Maiden Diploma X K1BV Research
1 January 2014 25 January 2014 Ukraine  75th Anniversary of the Kirovograd Region X QRZ.com and PA3CUZ
1 January 2014 31 January 2014 Denmark European Men's Handball Championship 2014 X DH1PAL
1 January 2014 31 January 2014 Germany Brave Radio Friends: Radio Activity Award January 2014 X DE3EAR
1 January 2014 31 January 2014 Poland Commemorative Mark HF2014GPP X VU2UR
11 January 2014 26 January 2014 Italy Marconisti del C.S.I.R.   K1BV Research
4 January 2014 6 January 2014 Colombia  DIPLOMA FAIR MANIZALES   K1BV Research
8 January 2014 28 January 2014 Italy  120th Birthday Of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (SP3RN)
   75th Anniversary of Radio Niepokalanów
8 January 2014 20 January 2014 Italy 120 Years Of Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe’s Birth Award X PA3CUZ
26 January 2014 14 February 2014 Romania

75th Anniversary    of       Ham Radio Activity In ARAD

X QRZ.com
30 January 2014 28 February 2014 Russia R25AFG - 25th Anniversary Withdrawal Soviet Troops from Afghanistan X QRZ.ru
1 February 2014 28 February 2014 Italy Thirty Years Of The Founding Diploma INORC   PA3CUZ
1 February 2014 28 February 2014 Brazil 80 Years of LABRE Commemoration X PA3CUZ
1 February 2014 28 February 2014 Germany Brave Radio Friends - Antarctica Activity Award February 2014 X DE3EAR
1 February 2014 28 February 2014 USA  In Loyal Memory of JY1 King Hussein of Jordan   PA3CUZ
7 February 2014 20 February 2014 Poland  Staropolskie Day Activities 2014 X K1BV Research
9 February 2014 23 February 2014 Sicily  Diploma "Famous people Siciliani "    (#1 Luigi Pirandello)   K1BV Research
15 February 2014 23 February 2014 Italy  16th VOLTA International Memorial Day Award   K1BV Research
17 February 2014 23 February 2014 Ukraine TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA Award X Tks UT1KY
20 February 2014 24 February 2014 USA 2014 Daytona 500 Special Event Station X QRZ.com
20 February 2014 31 May 2014 Russia 50th Anniversary of Village Youth X QRZ.ru
1 March 2014 31 March 2014 Ukraine Taras - 200 Diploma   PA3CUZ
1 March 2014 16 March 2014 Italy  Italian Navy Coastal Award   PA3CUZ
1 March 2014 31 March 2014 Moldova Diploma Martishor X PA3CUZ
1 March 2014 31 March 2014 Ukraine 200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko's Birth X K1BV Research
1 March 2014 31 March 2014 Romania 88-th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST ROMANIAN RADIO CLUB X QRZ.com
1 March 2014 31 March 2014 Russia "Dalmatovo-155th Anniversary of A.S.Popov" X QRZ.ru
3 March 2014 10 March 2014 Ukraine Kobzar - 200   PA3CUZ
8 March 2014 23 March 2014 Italy San Remo Award X PA3CUZ
8 March 2014 8 March 2014 France/Germany Women's Day Award 2014 X REF-Union
9 March 2014 14 April 2014 Kazakhstan Memorial in honor of the 80th anniversary of the birth of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin   UT7AW
14 March 2014 27 March 2014 Spain Diploma EH3DWN - International Down Syndrome Day X SQ6CU
17 March 2014 17 March 2014 Ireland St. Patrick's Day Award   K1BV Research
20 March 2014 6 April 2014 Poland 95th Anniversary of the Garment Industry School of Poznan   K1BV Research
1 April 2014 15 April 2014 Spain REMEMBERING EMILI BERLINER Diploma   K1BV Research
7 April 2014 13 April 2014 Ukraine 20th Anniversary of the MARRAD Radio Club X QRZ.ru
13 April 2014 20 April 2014 Italy World Amateur Radio Day X PA3CUZ
14 April 2014 20 April 2014 Spain VIII International Diploma Easter Valladolid X PA3CUZ
14 April 2014 23 April 2014 Spain Diploma Castilla Y Leon Day X PA3CUZ
18 April 2014 18 April 2014 Romania World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) 2014 X YO3JW
18 April 2014 18 April 2014 Russia Days of Radio Amateurs Diploma X S53EO
19 April 2014 27 April 2014 Poland John Paul II Canonization Diploma X PA3CUZ
25 April 2014 25 April 2014 Portugal 25th of April - 40th Anniversary Celebration Award   QRZ.com 
26 April 2014 26 April 2014 England International Marconi Day   K1BV Research
1 March 2014 30 April 2014 Russia  80th Anniversary of the Vostok-1 Spacecraft X K1BV Research
1 April 2014 30 April 2014 Australia Westlakes ARC WARC 50th Anniversary   PA3CUZ
1 April 2014 30 April 2014 Italy II0SPQR - The Birthday of Rome Diploma   K1BV Research
15 April 2014 14 May 2014 Belgium Morse Code Heritage Award X ON4CAS
16 April 2014 30 April 2014 Spain 25th Anniversary of ARCA X QRZ.com
20 April 2014 11 May 2014 Spain Formula 1 Grand Prix Award X UT7AW
25 April 2014 5 May 2014 Poland  The 21st Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn Award X K1BV Research
27 April 2014 4 May 2014 Poland Commemorating the Battle of Ostroleka (18310 x PA3CUZ
27 April 2014 4 May 2014 Spain Diploma Feria De Sevilla 2014 AUR X PA3CUZ
1 May 2014 31 May 2014 Italy Canova Certificate   PA3CUZ
1 May 2014 30 May 2014 Ukraine POBEDA 69 Award (Ukraine) X K1BV Research
1 May 2014 31 May 2014 Lithuania 10th Anniversary of European Union Membership   ON4CAS
1 May 2014 6 May 2014 Mexico Cinco de Mayo Award    
1 May 2014 31 May 2014 Germany European Spring Award 2014 X DE3EAR
2 May 2014 4 May 2014 Sweden SF3HF Award   ON4CAS
3 May 2014 9 May 2014 Russia POBEDA 69 Award   (Russia) X K1BV Research
3 May 2014 31 May 2014 Italy 20th Anniversary of A.R.I. Rivalta X IK2EBP
5 May 2014 10 May 2014 USA The Order of Boiled Owls of New York 60th Anniversary Award X K2QMF
5 May 2014 19 May 2014 France Grand Prix de Pau Diploma X PA3CUZ
9 May 2014 9 May 2014 Spain AOxEU Europe Day "On the Air" 2014 X PA3CUZ
9 May 2014 25 May 2014 Belarus "Great Hockey in Minsk" Award X K1BV Research
10 May 2014 11 May 2014 England National Mills Weekend   PA3CUZ
10 May 2014 11 May 2014 Netherlands The Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation Weekend X K1BV Research
24 May 2014 25 May 2014 France 4th Day of YLs X PA3CUZ
1 May 2014 30 June 2014 Italy Castel Del Monte Award   PA3CUZ
1 May 2014 15 June 2014 Italy 34th International Diploma "Leonardo da Vinci"    K1BV Research
21 May 2014 21 June 14 Italy  The 1st Diploma "Misteri di Campobasso" X PA3CUZ
1 June 2014 29 June 2014 Romania "20th Anniversary of SCOUTING in VALCEA County Renaissance" X PA3CUZ
1 June 2014 29 June 2014 Hungary Danube River Day   K1BV Research
1 June 2014 30 June 2014 Czech Republic The OL140FIRE Diploma X PA3CUZ
7 June 2014 7 June 2014 Romania  Save the Green Planet Earth - GreenParty 2014 X YO3JW
7 June 2014 8 June 2014 USA Museum Ships Weekend Event 2014   PA3CUZ
10 June 2014 20 June 2014 Russia 70th Anniversary Liberation of Vyborg   QRZ.ru
14 June 2014 24 June 2014 Italy 1st Award of Historic Florentine Football X K1BV Research
14-15 June 2014 21-22 June 2014 England International Museums Weekend X PA3CUZ
12 July 2014 13 July 2014 USA WRTC - IARU Contest Awards X SP9JPA
12 July 2014 13 July 2014 England WRTC - GR2HQ Awards X DH5MM
12 July 2014 13 July 2014 Poland WRTC - SN0HQ Awards   DH5MM
12 July 2014 13 July 2014 Switzerland WRTC - HB9HQ Awards X DH5MM
12 July 2014 13 July 2014 Romania YR0HQ - HF World Championship Award X DX Bulletin
12 July 2014 13 July 2014 Germany BRF Headquarters Award (IARU HF World Championship X DE3EAR
8 January 2014 14 August 2014 Poland 120th Birthday Of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (SP3RN) X SP9JPA
1 February 2014 12 August 2014 Romania 6th Annual International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics X QRZ.com 
1 May 2014 31 July 2014 Poland Elblag 777 Award X SP2FAP
1 May 2014 31 July 2014 Italy 80th Anniversary of A.R.I. Trento Award   K1BV Research
1 May 2014 31 July 2014 Italy 80th Anniversary of Radio A.R.I Trento Award   PA3CUZ
1 May 2014 22 July 2014 Poland DIPLOMA "45 YEARS SP8PRL" X K1BV Research
3 May 2014 3 August 2014 Russia Diploma "150 Years Anniversary of the Icebreaking Fleet of Russia" X QRZ.ru
1 June 2014 30 July 2014 Brazil The Brazil Soccerland Award   QRZ.com 
7 June 2014 21 July 2014 France TM70BBC and the Castle Creully X K1BV Research
22 June 2014 28 June 2014 Poland   Award 1956 X LY5J
1 July 2014 1 August 2014 Russia Lermontov 200 Diploma X DH5MM
1 July 2014 15 July 2014 Croatia Croatia in the European Union X 9A7DCK
1 July 2014 31 July 2014 Germany Sea of Peace Award   DH5MM
1 July 2014 6 July 2014 USA 13 Colonies Special Event Independence Week   QRZ.com 
1 July 2014 12 August 2014 Russia Diploma Lermontov - 200 X QRZ.ru
11 April 2014 11 August 2014 Ukraine 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Crimea (1944) X QRZ.ru 
10 May 2014 10 August 2014 USA The Grand Prix of Indianapolis   PA3CUZ
16 June 2014 30 June 2014 Spain Diploma 40th Anniversary STL URE Torrent X PA3CUZ
25 July 2014 27 July 2014 Russia Diploma W-14CWC X DH5MM
5 April 2014 6 September 2014 Poland ATOM100+ Award X DH1PAL
15 July 2014 15 August 2014 Russia 700th Anniversary Birth of Saint Sergey of Radonezh X QRZ.ru 
18 July 2014 10 August 2014 Russia 300th Anniversary of the Battle of Gangutsky TBD QRZ.ru
23 July 2014 3 August 2014 England Worked All Britain: Commonwealth Games Award X PA3CUZ
24 July 2014 3 August 2014 Romania 10th anniversary of Romanian Website Radioamator.ro X PA3CUZ
1 August 2014 31 August 2014 Germany Lights Hunter Award - 2014 X DE3EAR
1 August 2014 31 August 2014 Lithuania The Baltic Way - 25th Anniversary Award   LY2QT
1 August 2014 31 August 2014 Latvia Diploma Baltic Way 25 X QRZ.ru
5 August 2014 24 August 2014 Cueta Diploma Africa Virgin Patroness of Cueta X PA3CUZ
12 August 2014 8 September 2014 Netherlands The Floral Zundert Award   PA3CUZ
18 June 2014 18 September 2014 Spain Diploma Felipe VI - King of Spain X LY5J
16 August 2014 30 August 2014 Czech Republic OL150FIRE Diploma X UT7AW
23 August 2014 7 September 2014 France World Equestrian Games - 2014 X K1BV Research
1 September 2014 30 September 2014 Italy Mercury Space Program - The Beginning Diploma   PA3CUZ
12 September 2014 21 September 2014 Netherlands 70th Anniversary "Market Garden"   QRZ.com
1 September 2014 30 September 2014 Poland Sonda Award X LY5J
4 September 2014 30 September 2014 Greece Special Event Station "Ancient AMFIPOLIS" X QRZ.com
6 September 2014 14 September 2014 USA Route 66 On The Air Certificate   SP9JPA Blog
9 September 2014 29 September 2014 Spain EA Football League Teams "EA-FLT-2014" X UT7AW and EA5FL and 
12 September 2014 26 September 2014 Italy Enigma Award X LY5J and SP9JPA
14 September 2014 15 October 2014 Russia Ham Formula One Award X (basic) DH5MM and S53EO
15 September 2014 21 September 2014 Spain 40th Anniversary Memorial Amateur Radio Puertito of Guimaras 2014. X QRZ.com
17 September 2014 1 October 2014 Spain Diploma XX Trophy Santo Angel 2014 X LY5J
21 September 2014 21 September 2014 Belgium Belgian Mills Award   SP9JPA Blog
27 September 2014 28 September 2014 England Railways On The Air Award X SP9JPA
1 March 2014 30 November 2014 Latvia RIGA-ECC-2014 Award X SQ6CU
9 May 2014 21 October 2014 Austria OE Helgoland Diploma   K1BV Research
14 June 2014 31 October 2014 Poland The Five Mounds of Krakow   DH1PAL
28 July 2014 22 October 2014 Russia Worked All R14CWC X K1BV Research
27 September 2014 5 October 2014 England International Air Ambulance Week Awards X M0HEM
1 October 2014 31 October 2014 Russia Formula 1 Grand Prix of Russia" Diploma X DH1PAL
4 October 2014 6 October 2014 Italy Thor Heyrdlal Anniversary Diploma (II0THOR) X QRZ.com
6 October 2014 15 November 2014  Belgium 70th Anniversary Canadian Liberation March (ON4CLM ) X QRZ.com
23 October 2014 10 November 2014 Poland The Diploma Action "Award 1956" X DH1PAL
31 October 2014 2 November 2014 USA Split Rock/Edmund Fitzgerald X SP9JPA
1 November 2014 15 November 2014 Czech Republic 90th Anniversary of Ham Radio in Czech Republic (OL90OK) X DH1PAL
1 November 2014 9 November 2014 Italy "Loano Electro" Diploma for 2014   K1BV Research
7 November 2014 23 November 2014 Italy 70th Anniversary of B-24 Liberator Plane Crash on Mt. Menna   IK2EBP
8 November 2014 25 November 2014 Poland The Railwaymen's Day - 2014 X SP9JPA
14 November 2014 16 November 2014 Canary
Punta Rasca Lighthouse Expedition Award (EH8FPR) X QRZ.com
1 November 2014 30 November 2014 Algeria 60th Anniversary of the Outbreak National War 1954-2014   QRZ.com
22? November 2014 25 November 2014 Spain International Day for the Eliminiation of Violence against Women X QRZ.com
29 April 2014 31 December 2014 Poland 80 Years of Amateur Radio in Plock X (postage) PA3CUZ
15 October 2014 31 December 2014 Romania YP35KZA Award X ON4CAS
31 October 2014 31 December 2014 Algeria 60th Anniversary of the Algerian Revolution Award   UT7AW
1 November 2014 31 December 2014 Tahiti 80th Anniversary Club Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie (CORA) X VA3RJ
15 November 2014 15 December 2014 Romania  55th Anniversary of the YO4KBJ Radio Club X QRZ.com
1 December 2014 15 December 2014 Italy Diploma "40 Years ARI Lecci" X for PDF  
1 December 2014 31 December 2014 Russia RAEM 111 Plaque   QRZ.ru
1 December 2014 31 December 2014 Belgium YOTA - Month of December X QRZ.com
1 December 2014 15 December 2014 Russia R-1719G - Gagarin Commemorative Diploma X QRZ.ru
2 - 7 December 2014 13 - 21 December 2014 France Napolean Award 2014 X PA3CUZ
5 December 2014 25 December 2014 Russia 90th Anniversary of the Radio Club of Ufa X  
12 December 2014 22 December 2014 Russia 55th Anniversary of the Stragetic Missile Forces   VU2UR
19 December 2014 31 December 2014 Finland Santa World Vision Award X Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1194
25 December 2014 25 December 2014 Italy Christmas Day Award 2014 Diploma X DE3EAR
27 December 2014 28 December 2014 USA WW1USA Contact Award X K1BV Research
10 December 2014 6 January 2015 Romania YO1989BV Award X PA3CUZ
25 December 2014 5 January 2015 England FOC FOCUS Magazine 25th Anniversary QSO Party X UKR QRP
28 December 2014 24 January 2015 England New Year Celebration Award   PA3CUZ


6 October 13 to 30 March 2014

SPAIN                                      Route of the Castles Diploma

The Costa Blanca Amateur Cultural Association in collaboration with the city of Alicante, is sponsoring this diploma, in order to learn more our environment and further promote the activities of ham radio castle hunting. 
During the contest period and only on weekends at least 30 different castles , towers , forts, etc. , from the various districts will be activated. To receive the award, you must perform a minimum of 25 contacts of the 30. Contacts will be made during this period by members of the ACRACB and will use the call sign: EA5RKB.

All contacts are also valid for the DCE 1.0, the Spanish Castles award.

All stations in the world who possess the appropriate amateur radio license are eligible to receive the award. Bands used will be 20m , 40m , and 80m.
Look on the club website for current and planned activities: http://acracb.org

You may apply by sending a log extract showing your name and address plus, Phone , email, and the usual contact data for each contact: date, time, band, mode, call sign and the castle reference number sent during the transmission. Deadline for applying is April 15, 2014.

Mail to ACRACB, PO Box 20117-03080 Alicante, Spain or via e-mail to derutaporloscastillos@acracb.org . The awards ceremony will take place on 6 and 7 June 2014

E-mail: derutaporloscastillos@acracb.org
Internet: http://www.acracb.org/

Tks PA3CUZ 12/11/13

8 Nov 2013 to 31 March 2014

RUSSIA                                               Sochi-2014  Plaque

Radio Amateurs participating in the on-the-air 'Activity Days' related to the XXII Sochi Winter Olympic Games may apply for a special award plaque. No cards are necessary, since sponsor has complete data on all QSOs made. Plaques are issued based on the logs uploaded by the Russian special event Olympic stations, on the site http://www.ok2014.ru .

To qualify for the award, make contacts with at least twenty two (22 QSO per band) special event Olympic stations on the amateur bands (160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10m):

Requirements based on your part of the world:
1. Europe, European Russia and Region 9 of the Asiatic Russia must make 88 QSOs on 4 bands.
2. North America, Asia and Region 0 of Asiatic Russia - a total of 66 QSOs on 3 bands.
3. Africa and South America - a total of 44 QSos on 2 bands.
4. Oceania - a total of 22 QSOs on 1 band.

All QSOs with the same special event station counts only once per band, regardless of mode.
QSOs with Russian stations R1980M, R1980L, R****TM may be credited towards the plaque as well.
When all contacts are made using a single mode, a special endorsement will be added to the plaque reflecting this (CW, SSB, DIGI, MIX).
Only QSOs that can be confirmed through http://www.ok2014.ru website count towards the plaque.
Your application (chose your own format),.showing the number of contacts per band should be submitted via email.to Vlad Sidorov, RV1CC, Olympic-Plaque@alrs.info or mailed to PO Box 127, Saint-Petersburg, 191186, Russia.
Plaque cost is $47 USD (delivered world wide via first-class mail, postage paid). Payment may be sent via Paypal to hamradio-spb@yandex.ru . (PayPal payment origination fees are applicant's responsibility).

Application submission deadline is May 31, 2014.

E-mail: hamradio-spb@yandex.ru
Internet: http://alrs.info//viewpage.php?page_id=17      (corrected link which shows stations which have qualified by modes)

Tks RV1CC 3/14/14

8 Nov 13 - 31 March 14

RUSSIA                            Winter Olympic Games Sochi 2014

This series of awards are offered to honor the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The period of contacts begins in November 2013 and continues to March 2014. Radio amateurs around the world are invited to participate.

Dates: Start: 
a. 00:00 UTC November 8, 2013 Closing time : 24.00 UTC 31 March 2014
b. The main purpose of these awards is to help publicize the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi. This goal is achieved by offering special radio commemorative QSL-cards and Awards.
c. Lists of specific radio stations are published on the website of the RAF Organizing Committee no later than 15 December 2013 .
d. Special event stations R1980M R1980L will be active from 8 November 2013 to 7 February 2014 .
e. The period of activity of all the other special radio stations from will run from 1 January to 31 March 2014 .

General conditions and requirements for all Awards.
a. QSOs may be made on all amateur bands ( 160m , 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m , 2m, 70cm, 23cm ) using any mode (Phone, CW, Digital).
b. All awards are free and are issued in electronic form ;
c. An application for any certificate can be completed and issued online. Go to Award programs http://ok2014.ru/?&sel_lang=english . There is a facility at this site for you to make online applications and you can immediately claim/receive the award in electronic form. Applications can also be sent to the address rk6ax@mail.ru .
d. If you wish to receive the awards in paper form, contact Loukashov Valentin RK6AX, P. O. Box 77, 354200 , Sochi , Russia for details and cost.


Issued for contacts with special radio call sign series R2014x ( one letter in the suffix ) .

Award requirements:
Grade III - SOCHI ( one contact with each of the stations R2014S, R2014O, R2014C, R2014H, R2014I). A total of 5 call signs .
Grade II - OLYMPIC SOCHI ( one contact with each of the call signs R2014O, R2014L, R2014Y, ., R2014I). Contacts with R2014S , R2014I, R2014O are counted twice. A total of 9 call signs.
Grade I - OLYMPIC GAMES SOCHI ( one contact with each of the call signs R2014O, R2014L, R2014Y, ., R2014H, R2014I). Contacts with R2014C, R2014I, R2014M, R2014O, R2014S counted twice. A total of 12 call signs .

Special radio call signs R1980M ( Moscow ), R1980L ("LENINGRAD", new St. Petersburg ) and , R7378TM, R7975TM, R7979TM can replace any two missing letters . For example, the words "Olympic Games Sochi» the call sign R1980M can substitute for the letter O ( twice) , and the letter C R7378TM ( twice).


Issued for contacts with special stations using the radio call sign series R22xxx and R11xxx ( three letters in the suffix ) . 
Each combination of three letters in the suffix is devoted to the Winter Olympic or Paralympic sport. (R22xxx is for winter Olympic sports , and R11xxx is for the Winter Paralympic sports . A total of 21 stations will represent the 21 sports. These call signs have been assigned as follows:

R11ALS - Alpine Skiing
R22ALS - Alpine Skiing
R11BIA - Biathlon ( Paralympic )
R22BIA - Biathlon
R22BOB - Bobsleigh
R11CRC - Cross Country( Paralympic )
R22CRC - Cross Country

R22CUR - Curling
R22FRS - Freestyle
R22FIS - Figure Skating
R22ICH - Ice Hockey
R11ISH - Ice Sledge Hockey
R22LUG - Luge
R22NOC - Nordic Combined

R11PSB -Para-Snowboard
R22SNB - Snowboard
R22SKJ - Ski Jumping
R22SKE - Skeleton
R22SPS - Speed Skating
R22STR - Short Track
R11WCU - Wheelchair Curling

The award is issued in three classes :
a. "Bronze " - for contacts with the special call signs representing, 9 dedicated sports.
b. "Silver" - for contacts with the special callsign representing 14 sports.
c. "Gold " - for contacts with the special callsign representing 18 sports .

The special radio call signs R1980M ( Moscow ), R1980L ( "LENINGRAD", new St. Petersburg ), R7378TM, R7975TM, and R7979TM can replace any missing two of the sports. For example , R1980M can replace R11ICH, and R1980L can replace R22SKE.



Issued for contacts with special stations operating on the air after the Olympics.

Earn 500 points .

QSOs with any Russian radio stations that use temporary special call signs. and whose work is dedicated to the Olympic Games in Sochi ( Look for those stations whose call sign uses the numbers 2014 , 22 , 11 , 0000 , and also the torchbearers R7378TM, R7975TM, R7979TM).

The same station may be contacted on different bands or using different modes for award credit.

Point values:
a. Contact with any radio station R2014x, R22xxx, R11xxx, Rx22xx, Rx11xx (Where x - letter ) , as well as any non-system radio = 1 point.
b. Contact with radio stations of Sochi using the prefixes RC22xx, RO22xx, R2014S ( where x - a letter) = 4 points.
c. Contact with the radio stations R1980M, R1980L, R7378TM, R7975TM, R7979TM = 4 points.

The amount of points earned may be multiplied by the factors shown below depending on your location:
a. Russia , Europe - times 1
b. Asia and Africa - times 2
c North America - times 3
d. South America , Australia and Oceania - times 4

Radio stations earning 1000 , 1500 and 2014 points will be awarded with special Awards .


E-mail: (award custodian) rk6ax@mail.ru
Internet: http://qrz.com/db/R1980L
Internet: http://ok2014.ru/?&sel_lang=english (Online issuance of awards, English page)
Internet: http://www.srr.ru/AWARD/sochi2014.php

Tks SP9JPA 11/30/13


1 December to 31 March 2014

RUSSIA                            OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES IN SOCHI 2014 Award

Issued by the Caucasus Division of the MegaFon OAO Company for working the Olympic stations from 1 December 2013 to 31 March 2014. The Olympic stations may be are recognized by the numbers 2014, 22, 11, and 0000 used in their prefixes. In addition, stations R7378TM, R7975TM, and R7979TM count for the award. Note that only the Olympic stations that are registered on the official website (http://ok2014.ru ) are valid for the Award. Any band/mode combination counts for scoring.

Bands: (160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 2 m; and 70, 23 cm)
Modes: Phone, CW, and Digital.
Award Categories and Requirements:
: 300 pts.
: 600 pts.
: 900 pts.

, R7975TM, R7979TM, R0000x, R11xxx, Rx11xx, R22xx, R22xxx, Rx22xxx, R2014x, R2014xx, (õ = letter) - 1 pt.
, R2014ME - 5 pts.

Band Multipliers: (You may multiply the value of your contacts by the factor shown below).
For Russia and Europe: 1
For Asia and Africa: 2
For North America, South America, Australia, and Oceania: 3

Electronic Awards will be automatically available on the official website upon fulfilment of the requirements. Electronic Awards are handled by the Award sponsors. Electronic Awards will be processed in an automatic mode, based on the logs supplied by the special-event stations. No applications are required.

Applications for hard-copy Awards can be filled out on the official website (http://ok2014.ru ). Fees can also be transferred through that website. Hard-copy Award applicants can obtain additional stickers (endorsements) for bands (160-10 m) and modes (Phone, CW, and Digital) at no extra charge. Fees applicable to hard-copy Awards: USD 10.00 for foreign ones. One fee applies even if you order two or three Awards in respective categories (Bronze, Silver, and Gold). Hard-copy Awards will be processed on the basis of the logs supplied by the special-event stations. No log extracts are required from the applicants.

Internet: http://ok2014.ru
Blog SP9JPA: http://sp9jpa.blogspot.com/

Tks Henryk SP9JPA

20 December 2013 to 19 January 2014

ITALY                                      "TELEGRAPHY HUMANITY HERITAGE "

For a long time, the Italian National Amateur Radio Association ( A.R.I.) has been dealing, in its editions of radio magazine, with a proposal to the secretariat of the "World Heritage Center" and to "C.N.I. UNESCO" in order to make the CW (Morse Code) a part of the intangible humanity heritage.  Considering the importance the CW has always had in the course of the past decades for the communication among the peoples and particularly for safety at sea, we are confident that this project will come true. If the proposal were accepted , it would actually be a further  acknowledgement of the genius of two leading figures : Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the radio, which can be regarded as the noblest means of communication, and, a century before, Samuel Morse, the inventor of the Morse code. Thus, to help publicize its efforts towards this remarkable event , the leadership of the A.R.I. section of Marcon (Venezia) has thought it proper to organize the award "Telegraphy Humanity Heritage".

1. PERIOD : the award time begins on the 20th of December , 2013 (00.00 UTC) and ends on the 19th of January, 2014 (24.00 UTC).
2. STATION : the special call sign II3CW will be active and the award requires all contacts be made with this one station.
3. QSO : each QSO, made in the same day in different mode and band, is worth one point.
4. CATEGORIES : two categories are provided: "Morse" and "Mixed"
a. Morse: CW
b. Mixed: CW (obligatory) plus SSB or PSK31 or RTTY
5. QSO AWARD : To earn the award a minimum number of QSOs is required, as follows:

     1) Morse: 20 QSOs.
     2) MIxed: 5 QSO on CW , plus 10 QSOs made in the other modes (SSB or PSK31 or RTTY).

1) Morse: 6 QSOs
     2) Mixed: 4 QSO in CW, plus 2 QSO made in the other modes (SSB or PSK31 or RTTY)

c. SWL :only "MIxed" – 5 QSO in CW (obligatory), plus 10 QSO in the other modes (SSB or PSK31 or RTTY)

Note: By " QSO" it is meant a contact between II3CW and any applicant, using CW – PSK31 – RTTY – modes. Look for II3CW who will be sending: 
b. CALL SSB mode: The call in English will be as follows: AWARD "CW HUMANITY HERITAGE" II3CW.

6. REPORTS AND NUMBERS: The station will pass only the RST reports and possibly the naval code if you are a member of one of the European Naval Ham clubs.
7. AWARD REQUESTS: The certificate can be automatically downloaded from the website of A.R.I. Marcon which is: http://www.arimarcon.it
Printed versions will be sent directly only to those radioamateurs without an Internet connection, who should send their application via traditional mail to: IQ3GA, ARI MARCON P.O. BOX 7, MARCON 30020 – VENEZIA – ITALY. For those requesting the paper version, the fee of 10€ or $ 15 (USD) is required.

8. EXPIRY DATE : requests for the certificate must be received no later than 30th of June, 2014.

Internet: http://www.arimarcon.it
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/II3CW

Tks PA3CUZ 12/11/13

December 25, 2013 - January 15, 2014

BELARUS                             Diploma "Snow Maiden"

To obtain the award "The Snow Maiden" is necessary in the period from 25 December 2013 to 15 January 2014 to conduct radio communications (SWL) with female operators of Belarus.

Point Requirements:
For Europe - 100 points.
Asia - 50 points.
For other continents - 20 points.

Point Values: 
Each QSO with a YL operator from Belarus = 10 points.
Each QSO, conducted with YL operator during the period from 31.12.2013 to 02.01.2014 = 20 points. 
Look for QSOs on the 80, 20 and 15 meters, only SSB mode.

Belarusian club radio stations with a YL operator give the same number of points as individual radio YL. Same operator of the club station may be counted either in another day or on another band, regardless of the shift operator. For non-club stations repeat QSOs made on different bands or different days count for the award.

Fee for the printed version of the award: Belarus stations: $3.5 LPG - $ 5 for the rest - $ 10. 
For war veterans and women - free.
For collective stations pay only for postage.

Requests can be sent to the chairman of the the commission: Andrey Ivanov EW7BB email address EW7BB@Ya.ru or address: 213827, Belarus, Mogilev., Bobruisk, p / o number 27 and / I 60 Kukleva Svetlana Anatolevne.

Diploma is available in electronic form. In the application , you must specify the electronic version. The electronic version of the diploma is free.

E-mail: EW7BB@Ya.ru
Internet: http://ew7be.blog.tut.by/?p=1575

Tks K1BV Research 12/20/13

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1 - 31 January 2014

UKRAINE                                      75th Anniversary of the Kirovograd Region

Sponsored by the Kirovograd Amateur Radio Club to celebrate the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Kirovograd Region.
a. Make at least 3 QSOs with special event station EM75V or 
b. Make 5 QSOs with amateur radio stations located in the Kirovograd Region of the Ukraine, (Look for stations os the UR#V - UZ#V series) PLUS one QSO with EM75V.

Contacts must be made during the period of 1-31 January 2014. 

The electronic certificate is FREE of charge, and will be delivered to your e-mail address in the form of an image file which you may print.

Apply to award manager UR5VIB: em75v@mail.ru .

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/EM75V 

Tks QRZ.com and OE1UHA

1-31 January 2014

DENMARK                             EUROPEAN MEN’s HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2014  (5P14EHC)

On the occasion of the European Handball Championship for Men January 12th – 26th, 2014, being hosted in Denmark, Danish radio amateurs will be active with special event call, 5P14EHC, during the period from January 1st to January 31st, 2014 All bands inclusive WARC-bands and all modes may be used, except cross-mode, cross-band contacts and contacts via repeater and echo-link.

An award is available for making contacts with 5P14EHC.

A. DX-stations:
     Gold award: QSO on 4 different bands regardless the mode
     Silver award: QSO on 3 different bands regardless the mode
     Bronze award: QSO on 2 different bands regardless the mode

B. European stations:
     Gold award: QSO on 7 different bands regardless the mode
     Silver award: QSO on 5 different bands regardless the mode
     award: QSO on 3 different bands regardless the mode

All QSOs must be with the call sign 5P14EHC to get the award.

Electronic Award: Check your QSO’s in Club-log. Apply by sending an e-mail to award Manager OZ4CG (E-mail award@5p14ehc.dk ). You will get an e-mail reply with the requested award attached free of charge, so you can print it out yourself.

Paper Award: send a letter to QSL Manager OZ0J to get the paper-award, and specify which award you want. All awards to one address cost $US10 or 3 IRCs to cover our costs for printing the award and for envelope and return postage.

If you IRC’s in payment, they must be of the new "Water of Life" design which are valid until December 31st 2017. You may also pay via Paypal on our homepage www.5p14ehc.dk

If you have any questions about our award, please contact us at award@5p14ehc.dk
Our log will be available at www.clublog.org/logsearch/5p14ehc

Please check out that the needed QSO’s for the award/s are in our log, before you send your award request. The deadline for award application is December 31st 2014.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at info@5p14ehc.dk 

E-mail: info@5p14ehc.dk 
Internet: www.5p14ehc.dk

Tks DH1PAL 9/25/13

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1 - 31 January 2014

GERMANY            Brave Radio Friends: Radio Activity Award January 2014

The award is sponsored by BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS and can be applied for by amateur radio stations or short wave listeners. 
The rules are simple: During the month of  January 2014 work (OP)  or hear (SWL) as many DXCC-entities as possible. No band or mode restrictions. All entities count only once, regardless of band or mode. 
For the award a minimum of 20 DXCC-entities is required. The number of DXCC entities worked/heard will be entered in the award.

Send your application with log extract (please pdf, doc, xls or jpg) by e-mail to de3ear@darc.de . Deadline of the application is February 28, 2014.  

You can only apply for a pdf-version of the award and there is no award fee

Tks Hans DE3EAR 12/16/13 

1 - 31 January 2014

POLAND Commemorative Mark HF2014GPP

Club Krótkofalarski SP3YAC at Aeroklubie Pilskiej has obtained special event call sign HF2014 which commemorates the organization of the Powiat PILSKI. (A powiat is the smallest unit of government activity in Poland.) The station HF2014GPP will be active during the entire month of January 2014, using modes of SSB, CW, DIGI.

All stations who work this special event stations two times during this period (even two contacts on the same band, but on different days) will be able to earn e-Diploma delivered to you in a PDF file. Send QSO information to: diplomasp3oo@o2.pl .

E-mail: diplomasp3oo@o2.pl
Internet: http://qrz.com/db/HF2014GPP

Tks VU2UR 1/21/14

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January 4-6, 2014

COLUMBIA                                            DIPLOMA FAIR MANIZALES

The Manizales Fair, held annually in the Colombian city of Manizales , known for its bullfighting season, events, concerts, exhibitions and the International Coffee Pageant , among many other things. This fair has Spanish roots and is inspired by the April Fair in Seville , taking several of their customs, but also with many customs of the coffee region, especially in the Andean region . Begins Jan. 4 and ends on January 11.

To earn this award, contact special event station 5K6RM on 2 or more bands during the period January 4, 2014 to January 6, 2014. They will be active on 80m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m and 2m, using modes of SSB and RTTY.               Send an e-mail application to: 5k6rm.manizales@gmail.com , or by confirming through Log QRZ.com via eQSL.

E-mail: 5k6rm.manizales@gmail.com
Description of the Fair: http://feriademanizales.gov.co/
Also: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feria_de_Manizales

Nov 25, 2013 to ?

UKRAINE                                       The Ukraine is Europe! Award

The award "Ukraine is Europe!" is issued to OM/SWL for contacts with radio stations that actively support the Ukrainian people's longing for a European oriented existence instead of one that looks to Russia. 
Available to all licensed amateurs and SWLs.
Contacts after 25 November 2013 on all bands and all modes.
Ukrainian participants of the program are being asked to send their location as the city/Ukraine/Europe (city/UKR/EU) or/and announce during QSO their participation in this program.

a, Ukrainian stations: make 50 QSO in the program.
b. Other stations: 1 QSO with a station that operated in the program as /P or /A (operating in the outdoors) or 10 QSO with stations that operated in the program from their home QTH.
c. SWLs: 50 HRD QSO with stations that operated in the program as /P.

The award is free of charge in the electronic version and will be sent by e-mail.
Your application should be sent in the form of an ADIF or CABRILLO format file. Apply to: award manager: Ihor Sokorchuk, UR3LCM.

E-mail: <ur3lcm@ukr.net>
Internet: http://radon.doolru.org.ua/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4470&catid=38&Itemid=60 


January 8 to 28, 2014

ITALY                                              120 Years Of Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe’s Birth Award

The Award is sponsored by the A.R.I. Club in Varese, in collaboration with our Polish friends, celebrating the Anniversary of Father Maximilian Kolbe. The Award will be granted for contacts with the Italian station II2SMK, its Polish sister-station 3Z120SMK, and the A.R.I. Varese stations. Any bands or modes OK. Award period: from 0001 UTC on 8 January 2014 to 2359 UTC on 28 January 2014.

Award requirements:

a. Italian stations:
1 QSO with II2SMK, 1 QSO with 3Z120SMK, and either 2 QSO’s with the A.R.I. Varese Club members, or 1 QSO with the IQ2BJ Club Station.
b. European stations
1 QSO with II2SMK, 1 QSO with 3Z120SMK, and 1 QSO with either an A.R.I. Varese Club member, or the IQ2BJ Club Station.
c. DX stations
1 QSO with II2SMK and 1 QSO with 3Z120SMK.

The electronic Award (pdf) will be sent free of charge. Send e-award applications to: ii2smk@live.it ;  When applying via e-mail, be sure to use the words: II2SMK Digital Award on the subject line. 

Paper Awards, with the signatures of the Mayor of Varese, the Priest of the St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, and the A.R.I. Varese Club President, will be sent by mail. Fee for paper awards : 10 euros, or 15 USD, or 8 IRC’s. Send applications to: Mr. Luca Tomasi, Via Prato 15, 21032 Caravate (VA), Italy.

SWL OK on same basis. Applications should include log extracts. Application deadline: 28 February 2014. Special QSL’s will be offered by the II2SMK (IZ2SOG) and 3Z120SMK (SP9BRP) stations, confirming the event contacts.

Internet: www.arivarese.it and http://stmaximiliansp3rn.blogspot.com

Tks SP9JPA 1/8/ 2014

8 January to 14 August 2014

POLAND                                   120th Birthday Of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (SP3RN)
                                                    75th Anniversary of Radio Niepokalanów

The Award is issued by the Warsaw and Warsaw-Praga Branches of PZK, in co-operation with Radio Niepokalanów and honors the memory of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe SP3RN, a priest and prisoner in a German Concentration Camp who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II.  Kolbe was canonized on 10 October 1982 by Pope John Paul II, and declared a martyr of charity. He is the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, and the pro-life movement. John Paul II declared him "The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century".

The Award shall be granted for two-way QSO’s (or HRD’s) with special-event stations operating to celebrate the two Anniversaries during the period from 8 January to 14 August 2014.
Any mode and any band QSO’s/HRD’s are valid for the Award.

The following special event stations are expected to operate from Poland and Italy:
1. HF120MK (Adam SP5APU), Blonie
2. SN120MK (Edward SP5CGN), Blonie
3. SN120MMK (SP5KOG Club), Blonie
4. SN0MMK (SP5PEP Club), Warszawa
5. HF0RN (Jurek SP5NZA), Milanówek
6. SN0RN (Mariusz SQ5M), Teresin
7. SN75RN (SP5PPA Club), Warszawa; Niepokalanów
8. 3Z120SMK (Janusz SP9BRP, Henryk SP9JPA), Kraków (08.01-28.01.2014 only)
9. II2SMK (Luca IZ2SOG), Varese, Italy (08.01-28.01.2014 only)

One QSO/HRD with the principal special event station SN75RN is mandatory.

Award Requirements:
1. SP: SN75RN plus 4 other special-event stations;
2. EU: SN75RN plus 2 other special-event stations;
3. DX: SN75RN plus 1 other special-event station.

Electronic Awards are offered free of charge. Please send your application with a log extract to Award Manager, Jerzy SP5SSB: dyplom.mmk.rn@gmail.com .

If you wish to receive a hard-copy Award, please include postage as follows: SP – either a priority stamp (PLN 2.35) or a registered-mail stamp (PLN 4.55), EU/DX – 3 IRC’s (or equivalent). Please send your written application to: WOT PZK, P.O. Box 636, 00-950 Warszawa 1, Poland.

Apply on or before deadline of 30 September 2014.

E-mail: dyplom.mmk.rn@gmail.com
St. Maximilian: http://stmaximiliansp3rn.blogspot.com
Henryk SP9JPA: http://sp9jpa.blogspot.com
Radio Niepokalanów: http://www.radioniepokalanow.pl

Tks SP9JPA 12/19/13 (Corrections made 12/20/13)

11 - 26 Jan 2014

ITALY                          Marconisti del C.S.I.R.

Leaving his home in Albino (Bg) Italy in May 1942, Luigi Testa , radio operator assigned to the 103rd Compagnia Radiotelegrafisti della Divisione Celere, participated in the tragic Russian campaign along with Italian Alpine troops and was taken prisoner and reported missing .  After a daring escape from the prison camp, courageously and with great sacrifices, he made his way along with some fellow prisoners back to Italy in June 1943.

This year is the centenary of his birth and to remember Him, and especially to celebrate the sacrifice of the radio operators assigned to the Italian Expeditionary Corps in Russia (hereinafter ARMIR ) the ARI Albino, in conjunction with ARI Cuneo and the Radio Amateur Alpine Group organize a commemorative Award.

The commemorative Award that will be released to radio stations who request it and the confirmations of listening (QSL ) that we will send to all participants will be signed by the President of the Section of Albino, the President of the Section of Cuneo and also the Head of Radio Amateur Alpine Group.

1. Participation : OM and SWL all over the world.
2. Date and Time : From 00.00 UTC January 11 (Friday) to 23.59 UTC January 26, 2014 (Sunday).
3. Bands : 20, 40 e 80 meters.
4. Mode : SSB, CW, RTTY
5. QSO : Contact the accredited stations of A.R.I. – Branch of Albino. The same station can be contacted several times but on a different day or on the same day but using different bands or modes. The full list of accredited stations is located on www.arialbino.it and www.g-r-a-.jimdo.com.
5. Score :
     a. SSB QSO with " jolly" station II1GRA = 5 points. QSO/HRD with head quarter station IQ2CP = 3 points. QSO/HRD with all others accredited stations = 1 point.
     b. CW and RTTY QSO with " jolly" station II1GRA = 6 points.
     c. QSO/HRD with headquarter station IQ2CP =4 points.
     d. QSO/HRD with all others accredited stations =2 points.
6. Exchange : The station II1GRA, the station IQ2CP and all the accredited stations will send RS(T) and progressive QSO number. All the other stations will send RS(T) only.
7. Scoring Requirements:
     a. Italian stations : 20 points (15 HRD for SWL).
     b. European stations: 15 points (10 HRD for SWL).
     c. Outside Europe stations: 10 points (8 HRD for SWL).
8. All requests for the award must be received not later then February 28, 2014 by regular mail to:  Sezione ARI Albino – Award manager, P.O. BOX 63, 24021 Albino (BG) – ITALY.

Requests OK via e-mail (with attached log in txt format and copy of payment) to the address diploma@arialbino.it , including:
a. Printed log or electronic file (txt file) with all your references (Call, Name, Surname and address) with the details of the QSOs as: Date, time(UTC), band, mode, station contacted, RS(T) sent, RS(T) received, progressive number received.
b. the amount of 10 euros or 15 usd (IRCs or stamps are not accepted).
c. or you can pay via Credit Card or PayPal the amount of 12 euros or 17 usd (with transaction fees) using the specific option in the Home Page on <www.arialbino.it > or using the website Menu option " Pay on-line".
d. The award will be sent by mail or, preferably, by electronic e-mail in PDF format. Please let us know if this is acceptable. In case of no instruction the award will be sent by regular mail.

E-mail: diploma@arialbino.it
Internet: http://diplomacsir.blogspot.it/p/regolamento-award-rules.html

Tks K1BV Research 11/15/13

26 Jan - 1 February 2014

ROMANIA                    75th Anniversary of Ham Radio Activity In ARAD

Look for "YR85" prefixed Romanian stations which will be active from 26 Jan 2014 through 1 February.2014.  Bands 80 through 10 meters including WARC bands. The operations will however be focused on 80M . 
You will be able to earn the YR85AA Award which is an official award of the Admira Radioclub from the city of Arad, Romania , and will be available to all licensed ham radio operators and short wave listeners (SWL).

a. GOLD ( work all 7 call-signs )
b. SILVER ( work 5 call-signs )
c. BRONZE ( work 3 call-signs ) .

Note that the special call-sign YR85AA is a mandatory QSO in all categories of the award.
The major cities from Arad county (see below) will have a special call-sign for this event ( see below).
Send an e-mail with all QSO information no later than 1 March 2014.

Send application to: singeorgean_yo2mil@clicknet.ro .

There is no charge for the issue of the YR85AA awards, and the award will be sent via email for you to print the certificate. If you desire a hard copy there is a charge of 5 Euro per copy including the postage.


E-mail: singeorgean_yo2mil@clicknet.ro
LOGSEARCH: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch.php 
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/YR85AA

Tks QRZ.com 9/29/13

Jan. 30 to Feb 28, 2014

RUSSIA "R25AFG - 25th Anniversary Withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan"

BACKGROUND:     25 years of the Soviet troops withdrawal from Afghanistan (1989-2014)

The withdrawal of Soviet combatant forces from the Afghanistan began on 15 May 1988 and successfully executed on 15 February 1989 under the leadership of Colonel-General Boris Gromov who also was the last Soviet general officer to walk from Afghanistan back into Soviet territory through the Afghan-Uzbek Bridge. Under the Geneva Accords on 15 April 1988, the Afghanistan and Pakistan signed three instruments-on principles of mutual relations, in particular non-interference and non-intervention, on the voluntary return of Afghan refugees, and on interrelationships for the settlement, which provided for phased withdrawal of foreign troops to begin on 15 May. The United States and the USSR also signed a declaration on international guarantees, stating they would both refrain from any form of interference and intervention.

In the first three-month period, it was reported that some 50,183 foreign troops had withdrawn. Another 50,100 left between 15 August 1988 and 15 February 1989. The whole time, during the withdrawal over the border, troop convoys were coming under attack by Afghan fighters. In all 523 Soviet soldiers were killed during the withdrawal.

The total withdrawal of all Soviet troops from Afghanistan was completed on 15 February 1989, in compliance with the terms of the Geneva Accords signed 10 months earlier. In a symbolic move, Lt. Gen. Boris Gromov was the last to walk from Afghanistan back into Soviet territory.

During the period from January 30 to February 28, 2014 make as many QSOs with the special call sign R25AFG. Repeat QSOs are allowed on different bands, and for each band, the station may be contacted on the modes of CW, SSB, DIGITAL (any mode) and Mixed..

The total number of QSOs will be officially displayed on the online log found at the website http://r25afg.cqvlz.ru . In case of a tie, the applicant who spent the least time making the contacts will be the winner. There is no charge for the plaque. The score on March 31, 2014 will be the final and determining one for the plaque.

Internet: http://r25afg.cqvlz.ru/en/log/plaque.php

Tks QRZ.ru 2/8/14

1 - 28 February 2014

ITALY                             Thirty Years Of The Founding Diploma INORC   (Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club)

In 1984, Nicola Mastroviti, IT9XNM, designed and founded, INORC- Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club, the club that for the first time in Italy, gathered all the radiotelegraphists coming from the military maritime forces. INORC one of the most prestigious club of the radiotelegraphists in the world, improved a lot, giving chances to the radiotelegraphists of the marine, and from different years also to the people who demonstrate passion and experiece for Radiotelegraphy.

The thirtieth club anniversary is going to be in 2014 and for this important event INORC has thought to celebrate with a "Thirtieth Award". This award is opened to everyone who loves the CW, an occasion to celebrate all together this important event, showing how much telegraphy is still today an extraordinary way to communicate.


1. Participation: open to all amateurs and SWL Italians and foreigners.
2. Period: from 00.00 hours GMT on 1 February 2014 at 23.59 of 28 February 2014
3. Bands: 10-15-20-40-80 meters in the frequency range, recommended by the IARU.
4. Mode: CW
5. Contacts only once per band, all stations operating in CW.
6. Score: all stations are worth one point, the stations INORC / N are worth three points, the special station IQ1NM worth five points (connections valid from 01 to 01, 2011 only this station)
7. Award Requirements:
20 points for OM SWL-Italian,
15 points for OM SWL-Foreigners.

Award fee 10 Euro.

8. Log: should be sent, in Cabrillo format (via email or hard copy) to: IZ1CLA Sauro Tonelli Via Cavalcanti 10-19038 Sarzana (SP) iz1cla@alice.it
9. The award fee can be made through Pay Pal (iz1cla@alice.it ) or payment on current account no. 4912866 payable to INORC - Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club, then sending a copy of a receipt and confirmation of payment to the Treasurer IK5DEZ Maurizio Papucci Via A. D'Ancona 15-54100 MASSA CARRARA (MS) ik5dez.spark @ gmail.com

Internet: http://braradio.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/regolamento-diploma-trentennale-inorc/ 

Tks LY5J 10/22/13

1-28 February 2014

BRAZIL                                 "80 YEARS OF LABRE COMMEMORATION''

The Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão - LABRE(Brazilian Amateur Radio League), founded on February 2, 1934, will celebrate its 80th anniversary.  Throughout the month of February 2014 they will conduct a special operation to commemorate this auspicious event.   During that period LABRE stations will operate from all Brazilian states, with special call signs as follows:

State               Call Sign 	      State              Call Sign
Acre                ZZ80AC            Pará               ZZ80PA
Alagoas             ZZ80AL            Paraná             ZZ80PR
Amapá               ZZ80AP            Pernambuco         ZZ80PE
Amazonas            ZZ80AM            Piauí              ZZ80PI
Bahia               ZZ80BA            Rio de Janeiro     ZZ80RJ
Ceará               ZZ80CE            Rio Grande.do N.   ZZ80RN
Distrito Federal    ZZ80DF            Rio Grande do Sul  ZZ80RS
Espírito Santo      ZZ80ES            Rondônia           ZZ80RO
Goiás               ZZ80GO            Roraima            ZZ80RR
Maranhão            ZZ80MA            Santa Catarina     ZZ80SC
Mato Grosso         ZZ80MT            São Paulo          ZZ80SP
Mato G. do Sul      ZZ80MS            Sergipe            ZZ80SE
Minas Gerais        ZZ80MG            Tocantins          ZZ80TO
Paraíba             ZZ80PB

The operation will be conducted using all HF bands and also in the 2 meter band, with various modes of transmissions. All QSOs will be confirmed by a special commemorative QSL card by LABRE. 

Specifically for QSO made from: 03:00 UTC on February 1, 2014 until 02:59 UTC on February 3, 2014, to deliver a beautiful 80 Years LABRE Diploma, just one QSO with any of the above listed stations will be needed.

All QSLs and diplomas will be sent automatically as noted in the LABRE stations logs, no need for your log data. All QSL and diplomas will be sent via the bureau.

If the participant prefers to receive a diploma or QSL via direct, you must send your QSL as follows:
   • to receive QSL: 1 IRC or $US2 (maximum 3 QSL each envelope).
• to receive diploma: 3 IRC or $US5. 
Send request to: LABRE 80 YEARS, P.O Box Postal 4, 70351-970 Brasilia – DF, BRAZIL.

To receive the QSL or the diploma via bureau, it is not necessary to send your QSL, but LABRE, defender of that tradition and courtesy existing on the world amateur radio, will feel very honored to receive the QSL cards of all participants. Stations who work each of the 27 commemorative stations will automatically receive the Diploma WAB " Worked All Brazil ", without request and without charge.

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/ZZ80AC

Tks PA3CUZ and SP9JPA 1/22/14

1 - 28 February 2014

Brave Radio Friends:      Antarctica Activity Award February 2014

The award is open to all amateurs and  SWLs.  During the month of February,
work or hear as many stations with a Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) number as possible.  For the award a minimum of 5 WAP-stations is required. There are no band or mode restrictions. Application by e-mail with log extract. (No QSLs necessary).  The award is available only as a pdf and there is no award fee.   Deadline for application is March 31, 2014.

Apply via e-mail to de3ear@darc.de

Internet: http://braveradiofriends.weebly.com
Internet (2) http://www.waponline.it

Tks DE3EAR 2/2/2014

1 - 28 February, 2014

USA                                         In Loyal Memory of JY1 King Hussein of Jordan

King Hussein bin Talal (14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was King of Jordan from the abdication of his father, King Talal, in 1952, until his death. Hussein's rule extended through the Cold War and four decades of Arab-Israeli conflict. He recognized Israel in 1994, becoming the second Arab head of state to do so (after Anwar Sadat in 1978/1979). He was always recognized by amateur radio operators by his unique call sign of "JY1".  This award is sponsored by the ARAB QRZ CLUB on the recognition of the 15th anniversary of the King’s death in 1999. The president of this group is Ayman Azar KB9GSY, 4421 Clark Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46327.

The Arab QRZ Club and Its members will make QSOs on all bands, all modes. In addition, all amateurs with an Arab heritage are invited to participate in and sign with their own country’s issued personal call signs. They are asked to mention that they are with the Special Event Station. All such stations participating world wide, will have their call sign posted on the website www.arabqrz.com  

Requirements: A certificate will be Issued for any station that makes five contacts with participating stations.

These stations will be active, and certainly, other stations of Arab heritage will be added: 7X2TV, 7X5HY, 7X3DL, OD5NJ, OD5YY, SU1HZ, KK4OW, KK4OK, KB9GSY, 7X2DD.

Rules Of This Event:
1- All hams are welcome to be a part of this event.
2- Hams who participate in this event must register with the international club www.arabqrz.com or Email the sponsor directly at kb9gsy@hotmail.com .
3- Participating hams must print a special QSL card that the sponsor will provide a template.
The card will have the operators call sign & info on it.
QSL cards can be ordered for around $80.00 USD per 1000 cards shipped from gGennady UX5UO http://ux5uoqsl.com/ .
4- Participating stations must send a log via email In ADIF Format To Admin@arabqrz.com to determine worked stations status for the worked five event station award.
5- All participating hams must sign with their own call signs from their countries of operation, NO portable designator but operators must say they are special event station for JY1.

E-mail: kb9gsy@hotmail.com
Internet: www.arabqrz.com/visitors.htm
Internet http://www.qrz.com/db/KB9GSY
Internet http://www.arabqrz.com/site/jy1.htm

Tks PA3CUZ 2/3/14

7 - 20 February 2014

POLAND                                Staropolskie Day Activities 2014

Staropolskie Days will be held during the period from 7 to 20 February 2014. This year it will be the fifth anniversary of these activity periods and another opportunity to earn a Certificate documenting the occasional joint celebration of the establishment of our branch.

The following special calls will be active:
SP7PTM - HF51SDA master station SDA
SP7AH - Paul 3Z51P
SP7SEW - Rysiek 3Z51S
SQ7OXU - Dominik 3Z51OXU
SP5DQ - Stanislaw 3Z51DQ
SP7MOC - Piotr 3Z51MOC

A list of all members of the OT-51 can be found on their internet site noted below.
To earn the certificate, you must collect a minimum of 51 points for establishing communications with members of the OT-51 and special stations.

Point values:
QSO with a station HF51SDA = 10 pts. - Contact is mandatory.
QSOs with stations 3Z51P, 3Z51S, 3Z51OXU, 3Z51DQ, 3Z51MOC, 3Z51POS, 3Z51PFD, 3Z51PSQ, 3Z51PSW = 5 points.
QSO with other members of the OT-51 = 1 point.
Stations may be contacted on different bands and modes for award credit. (CW, Phone, Digi, FM).

The Certificate in electronic format ( PDF) is free. The traditional paper award costs 10 zloty.
Send e-mail list of your log extract showing all necessary QSO data no later than 15 March 2014 to zawody51@gmail.com .Make sure you include your call sign in the message.
The mailing address, if needed is: Staropolski Oddzial Terenowy PZK, OT 51, Ul. Sienkiewicza 160 B, 27-400 Ostrowiec S'wie;tokrzyski, POLAND.

E-mail: zawody51@gmail.com
Internet: http://ot51.pl/viewpage.php?page_id=20

K1BV Research 2/9/14




9 - 23 February 2014

SICILY                                 Diploma "Famous people Siciliani "    (#1 Luigi Pirandello)

The Association MSAR - Amateur Radio Sicilians in the World presents the diploma Famous Sicilians.
Sicily can be deservedly considered a country of culture and civilization since the island has given birth to sculptors , poets, philosophers, saints and writers from the undisputed fame . Each province has its illustrious citizens worthy of praise and good examples of cultural and civic engagement .

The diploma consists of honoring 10 famed Sicilian personages, to each of these will be dedicated a commemorative diploma. The diploma will be issued to OM and SWL in the award manager who will present the documentation required by the regulation.  In addition, for those who meet the requirements of 5 of these awards, will be awarded a special plaque at NO charge. There are two events each year, lasting 15 days each. 
The famous Sicilian persons will be commemorated as follows: Luigi Pirandello, Giovanni Verga, Antonello da Messina, Vincenzo Bellini , Archimedes from Syracuse , Leonardo Sciascia , Guttuso , Ettore Majorana , Salvatore Quasimodo, and Francesco Crispi

The first diploma will be dedicated to Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello 28 June 1867 – 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and the stage".Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays, some of which are written in Sicilian. Pirandello's tragic farces are often seen as forerunners of the Theatre of the Absurd.    (Tks WIKIPEDIA)

Period of Activity : 9 February to 23 February 2014
Participation: OM - YL - SWL
Bands: 40 and 80 meters
Modes : exclusively SSB
Contacts: Look for stations who will call: "CQ diploma Celebrities Sicilians ." The same station may be worked once per band per day .
Reports: activators will send : CALL, R.S.T. and sequential number of units MSAR .

a. Each contacts with operators MSAR that will call for the diploma = 1 point.
b. Each contact with the Stations carrying the IQ prefix and are affiliated with MSAR = 3 points.
c. Jolly stations = those QSOs with MSAR operators who operate from the province of birth of the person commemorated = 5 points .
d. The total score you earn will be the sum of the point of the individual contacts.

a. Italian stations need 50 points
b. Foreign stations 30 points

Cost of the award: a contribution of € 12,00 ( € dodici/00 ) or 16 U.S. dollars .
The award fee may be paid electronically by these two methods:
a. Post Pay No. 4023 6006 0487 7680 addressed to: Gambino Carmelo Tax Code GMBCML65L04G273M .
b. PAYPAL at the following email address : it9tfx@libero.it  (insert in the message and make sure your mailing address is included.)
c. or (at the risk of the sender) can be sent in an envelope with the application and to the log .

Award Requests should be accompanied by Log extract and copy of the payment receipt (or the cash ) and should be sent by the end of the month following the course of the diploma to: Carmelo Gambino - via G. Galilei , 163 - 90145 Palermo or by e-mail to rasnm@libero.it  .

E-mail: rasnm@libero.it 
Internet: http://radioamatorisicilianinelmondo.jimdo.com/

Tks K1BV Research 2/17/14


15 - 23 February 2014

ITALY                               16th VOLTA International Memorial Day Award

The Italian Radio Amateur Association of Como organizes the “16th VOLTA INTERNATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY 2014” Award, with the special support of the Como’s Township, to commemorate the anniversary of Alessandro Volta’s birthday on the 18th February 1745, (He was the inventor of the battery, discoverer of dynamic electricity and methane gas). The Award participation is worldwide and open to ham radio operators and SWL. alike.

PERIOD: Contacts may be made between 00:00 UTC of February 15 2014 to 24:00 UTC of February 23 2014.
CLASS A (HF Bands) : 3,5 – 7 – 14 – 21 – 28 Mc bands.
a. Italian Hams need 20 points.
b. Foreign Hams need 10 points.

CLASS B (VHF Bands): 50 – 144 – 432 Mc bands.
a. Italian Hams need 10 points.
b. Foreign Hams need 5 points.

MODES: SSB – CW – RTTY – PSK31 – FM (only class B award).

Ham Stations of Como will call “CQ VOLTA INTERNATIONAL” and will give the (RS-T) and a progressive number for the contacts.

Point Values: 
a. Ham Stations of Como with a personal call and QSL card =1 point. 
b. Contacts with the special call sign = 2 points .
c. The special call sign II2V = 3 points. QSL manager is IK2AQZ.
d. Each ham station may be contacted on the same day just one time per band only.

Applications and fee of 10 euro must be sent within March 31 2014, to: ARI Sezione di Como P.O.Box 144 I-22100 COMO Italy.

Email: ik2aqz@alice.it 
Internet: :www.ari.como.it

Tks K1BV Research 2/17/14

17 - 23 Feb 2014

UKRAINE                          TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA Award

This is an Award dedicated to all the Researchers in Antarctica, and is issued with the support of the Ukrainian Radio Clubs : UADXC, DELTA CLUB, RIVNE DX CLUB, UFF (Ukrainian Flora Fauna).  Terra Australis Incognita, is available to Hams that have made contacts with "Special Callsigns" Radio stations during the WAP Antarctic Activity Week (17-23 Feb 2014) as well as stations that did operate from Antarctica or did work and wintered in Antarctica at any of the Research Stations, Marine and seasonal expedition and/or on board research vessels and aircraft.

a. 1 QSO with an Amateur Radio station in Antarctica.
b. 1 QSO with Special stations that operate during the AAW (Antarctic Activity Week) of the WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program )
c. 2 QSOs with Amateur radio stations anywhere in the world who have worked in the past and/or wintered in Antarctica in a Research stations, marine and seasonal expedition and/or on board Research vessels and aircraft.

Items a. and c. above require the contacts have to be made starting 01.01.2014.
Item b. contacts must be made during the AAW week.

Any bands, any modes OK; same rules are also valid for SWLs . The award is available in electronic form. Send your request in the form of a Log extract, to the Award manager Pavlo UT1KY: e-mail: ut1ky@yandex.ru

Internet: http://www.waponline.it/NewsInformation/Archive2014/January2014/tabid/351/Default.aspx 

TNX Pavlo UT1KY 2/19/14

Feb 20 to May 31, 2014

RUSSIA                               50th Anniversary of Village Youth

Radio Club "youth", Moscow region, is sponsoring days of activity devoted to the 50 anniversary of the village Youth, and offers a commemorative diploma dedicated to this memorable date.

Requirements: During the period from 20 February to May 31, 2014 year you must earn 50 points for radio communication with the following categories of amateur radio stations:

Point Values:
1. collective radio station R5DV youth = 10 points.
2. radio amateurs members of PIC - Youth = 5 points.  (List found at: http://mo28.umi.ru/radiolyubiteli_p_molodyozhnyj/
3. members of the SRR MO NARO-fominsk = 5 points.  (List found at: http://nara-srr.ru/index/mo_srr_2013/0-7 )
4. members of the AFRC, comprised of those who currently or previously have served in the STRATEGIC ROCKET FORCES = 3 points
5. the members of the AFRC = 1 point.  (List found at: http://www.afaru.ru/index.php?section=doc&doc=log

Repeat QSOS are permitted on different bands and modes for award credit. In the case the radio station's relationship is for more than one category, the scoring is based on the highest number of points.

The diploma is issued in electronic and printed form.  Your application must include your e-mail address and a log extract. This data will be verified in an online logging system which contains contact data. Apply to: rl3dv@qrz.ru . For those wishing to the award in paper format, contact sponsor for price and mailing information.

E-mail: rl3dv@qrz.ru
Internet: http://mo28.umi.ru/
Also: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2809.html

February 20 - 24, 2014

USA                                                      2014 Daytona 500 Special Event Station

Make one contact with the Special Event Station N4DAB during the period of the Daytona 500 Race. The QSLs will be mailed and you may receive either an electronic certificate (print yourself) or a high quality color printed award via mail. The cost for printing the cards comes from your donations and the rest from out of our own pockets. We are NOT financially supported by the Speedway or the City of Daytona Beach. Donations can be made in cash, check, or PayPal. WE appreciate any donation, no matter how big or small!

For an electronic e-mailed certificate, please send your request and QSO data via e-mail to: wb4omm@arrl.net . There is no cost for this certificate when delivered by e-mail. 

For a printed, USPS mailed certificate with a QSL Card, send your QSL card with date, time, frequency, and report along with $5 cash or check (checks made payable to "Steve Szabo WB4OMM") at this address: Daytona Beach CERT Amateur Radio Club, c/o Steve Szabo WB4OMM, Trustee, 536 Central Park Blvd., Port Orange, FL 32127-1136, USA.

Or if you want to send the request/funds via PayPal………Send $5.00 via PayPal to sszabo1@cfl.rr.com , with your QSO data and call in the comments section. Please make sure you note the transfer as a gift, not services or products!! We are not a business!

The $5 covers:
Custom printed color certificate on heavy stock, and a QSL Card
Cardboard stiffener"
Large Envelope
First Class Postage within the US/Canada/Mexico

For DX Stations:

Same directions as USA Stations but:
For printed certificate request and QSL Cards, make sure to send US funds!
For just a printed QSL Card, make sure your SASE has proper US postage or include $3.00 US funds for postage to return to your home country. We cannot accept IRCs at this time. For a certificate, send $7.00 and we will send you the QSL and Certificate in the mail.

N4DAB has cards available via the ARRL single-letter prefix bureau, currently: The Carolina DX Association, W4 K4 N4 QSL Bureau, PMB#305, 631 Brawley School Rd STE 200B ,Mooresville, NC 28117-6209. N4DAB is in the LoTW and eQSL system, and the logs will be uploaded to the system as soon as we can acquire and merge the logs from the operators. The full log should be uploaded within 30 days of the conclusion of the event.

E-mail: wb4omm@arrl.net
Internet: http://www.daytonacert.net/

Tks QRZ.com 2/21/14

1 - 31 March 2014

UKRAINE                                  "Taras-200" Diploma

Sponsored by the UARL Organizing Committee for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Schevchenko.

a. 10 QSOs with Special stations (Series - EO200 ... EM200 ... EN200 ...).
b, Any one QSO with places where T.G.SHEVCHENKO lived during his lifetime:
1) St. Petersburg (Russia);
2) Orenburg (Russia);
3) Kazakhstan.

The Diploma may be earned for contacts using CW, SSB, DIGITAL, MIXED modes.
The Application should be send only by registered letter (RECOMMADE) to the address of the manager.
Payment of post expenses must be send only by electronic remittance to the address of the manager:
- for Ukrainian applicants - 15 grivnas.
- for CIS and DX countries - $ 5 (CIS in ruble equivalent).

The diploma will be sent to the applicant only by registered RECOMMANDE mail. Address of award manager: Vladimir Antonovitch Stepanenko, P.O. box 28, Chernihiv, 14000, Ukraine.
There’s a good possibility to receive the Diploma as a result of your participation in the Days of "Taras-200" activity during 1st - 31st March, 2014 and in the contest which will be held March 16, 2014.

The List of Special stations to celebrate 200-years of T.G.SHEVCHENKO:


Internet: http://uarl.com.ua/

Tks PA3CUZ 3/14/14

1 - 16 March 2014

ITALY                   The Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award

Sponsored by the Italian Naval Ham group A.R.M.I as an annual award to commemorate the job ofItalian Navy Coastal Radio Stations. The Award can be earned by all OM and SWL all over the world. In 2014 the Jolly station (wild card) will be the coastal station: II1IGG.

1. Period of validity: the 1st of March 2014 (00:00 UTC) until the 16th of March 2014 (24:00 UTC).
2. Stations participating in 2014:
     A. Stations with the special call to represent the Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations: II0IDR - II0IDP - II0IGU - II0ICH - II0ICV - II1ICS - II1IGG - II3ICZ - II5IDK - II6ICA - II7ICE - II7ICT - II8ICN - II9IGA - II9ICF ;
     B. Stations which are A.R.M.I. members.
     C. Stations who are members of other Naval Clubs
3. Modes :
The following transmission modes are allowed . CW - SSB - PSK31 - RTTY
5. Bands: All the bands, according to IARU Band Plan.
6. Table of QSO Points:
     A. QSOs (HRD) with Navy Coastal Stations = 10 points (all modes);
     B. QSOs (HRD) with ARMI Club and Naval Club Stations = 3 points (CW);
     C. QSOs (HRD) with ARMI Club and Naval Club Stations = 2 points (PSK31 / RTTY);
     D. QSOs (HRD) with ARMI Club and Naval Club Stations =1 point (SSB);
     E. QSOs (HRD) with Italian Navy Coastal Station "JOLLY" station II3ICZ =25 points (all the modes);
7. Each ARMI coastal station and the JOLLY station, may be contacted one time each day for every emission mode and the same for all the period of the validity of the award.
Multiplier: 10 points for each ARMI station contacted (VALID ONCE)
Note: For the purpose of the award are A.R.M.I. stations are those who give you an exchange the starts like "MI # XXX."
Each Coastal Station contacted
Note: If at the end of the validity period of the award you have contacted 5 different coastal stations, your score may be multiplied by 5.
9. Requirement for the Award: You are eligible for the award for earning a minimum of:
     A. Italian Stations : 30 points
     B.European Stations: 15 points
     C. Extra European Stations: 5 points
10. CALLING MESSAGE for stations you want to work:
     A. The Coastal Radio Stations will pass RST followed by the ARMI club identification numer IGG MI#750.
     B. ARMI Stations will pass RST followed by the ARMI club identification number (MI#XXX).
     C. Naval Club Stations will pass RST followed by the own club identification number (MF# - IN# - RN# and so on). The valid Naval Clubs include: BMARS, MFCA, FNARS, INORC, MARAC, MF, RNARS, YO-ARC, RNA.
Apply to: IT9MRM, Alberto Mattei, Via E. Millo, 20, 96011 Augusta (SR), -Italy-      Email : it9mrm@gmail.com
     A. Attach the following: the list of QSOs (LOG SHEET), one personal QSL card and a contribution of 10,00 Euros or $ 15,00(USD). This contribution is necessary to receive the award printed on a cardboard and also to participate to the final prize. The contribution can be paid also via "PAYPAL"
     B: The following logs will be accepted: printed logs (printed, not handwritten) or in digital format ( type of files accepted are .xls, .doc, .txt). On the official site of ARMI http://www.assoradiomarinai.it it will be possible to download a specific electronic excel file "LOGCOASTAL12".
     C. Foreign stations stations can send the contribution via PAYPAL alberto.mattei@libero.it . Please contact the award manager for any further information.
All the requests for the award will have arrived to award manager within 30.06.2013.
     A. In case of any further information requested please address to the official site http://www.assoradiomarinai.it
     B. the above contribution due for the award, after deduction of the printing cost and the postage costs will be contributed to: "ISTITUTO ANDREA DORIA" which helps orphaned children of sailors.

E-mail: alberto.mattei@libero.it
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/II1IGG

Tks LY5J 3/14/14

1 - 31 March 2014

MOLDOVA                                             Diploma Martsishor

Diploma "Martsishor" established Amateur Radio Association of Moldova (ARM) in honor of the traditional festival and celebration of spring meetings "Martsishor" and is issued for making two-way QSO (or SWL) with radio stations in the countries which celebrate this holiday: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine.

Martisor is an old Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring, on March the 1st, which according to old calendar was also considered as the beginning of the new year. Symbolically, it is correlated to women and to fertility as a means of life and continuity. The tradition is authentic in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians and Aromanians. Alike though not identical customs can be found in Bulgaria, while similar ones exist in Albania, Greece and Italy.



Conditions for obtaining a diploma: During the celebration of the "Martsishor" a period from 1st to 31st March, make at least one QSO with 5 of the different countries:

Albania - ZA
Bulgaria - LZ
Greece - SV
Macedonia - Z3
Moldova - ER
Romania - YO
Chernivtsi region of Ukraine (Northern Bukovina) - UR1Y

Radio QSOs are conducted on any band and mode. SWL diploma issued on similar terms. 
Send a log extract with all QSO/SWL data, certified in local amateur radio organization or 2 licensed amateur stations. No restrictions on time, every year from 1st to 31st March, but no more than 3 consecutive years.
To earn an additional special souvenir - make contacts with at least 5 districts of the Republic of Moldovae. Stations with prefixes ER6-ER0 replace any one missing region of Moldova.

The award Diploma "Martsishor" is FREE. Hams have only to pay postage for sending the award: :
     Moldova - 1 IRC or the equivalent in lei
     For LPG - 3 IRC or the equivalent in rubles or hryvnia
     For Europe - 4 IRC or equivalent in USD or EURO
     For other continents - 5 IRC or equivalent in USD or EURO

Applications for the award and payment for the shipment should be sent to the award manager ER1FF, PO BOX 1414, Kishinev, MD-2043, Moldova, EU.

Internet: http://www.arm.md/awards/martisor.html

Tks PA3CUZ 3/2/14

1 - 31 March 2014

UKRAINE                                          200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko’s Birth.

The Chernihiv branch of the UARL is organizing the activity of special event stations and resident amateurs of the Chernigiv Region to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko.  For QSOs (SWLs) with radio amateurs of Chernigiv region, the participants will be awarded with special diploma "Taras’ ways. Chernihiv region".

Requirement: Earn at least 200 points.

Point Values:
a. QSOs (SWLs) with anniversary stations EO200RK , EM200RT, EN200RT, EO200RT = 20 points are counted. (One contact with EO200RK is mandatory).
b. QSOs (SWLs) with all other radio stations of the Chernigiv region =10 points.
c. Repeated QSOs with the same station are allowed if made on different bands or modes.

This diploma is free of charge and is awarded in a digital version. Send a log extract of the contacts which total 200 points or more to: kobzar200@ukr.net .

E-mail: kobzar200@ukr.net
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/EN200RT

1 - 31 March 2014

ROMANIA                                               88-th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST ROMANIAN RADIO CLUB

On the 18-th of March 1926 in the city of Craiova was founded the Association "RADIO CRAIOVA", later renamed "RADIO CLUB CRAIOVA". The event is remembered during the period 1 - 31 May 2014. The call sign YR88CV has the following significance:

YR - this prefix, was used by Romanian radioamateurs since 01 March 1936.  Some of the older prefixes used by radio amateurs were BR5 (Balcan Romania) between 1925 and 1927 and the CV5 (Craiova) prefix. Since the 1-st of March 1927, according IARU regulation of that era, ER5 (Europe Romania) prefix was used until 01 March 1936.

88 - the number of years since the formation of the club in Craiova which adapted and survived all this time, passing through the complex recent history of Romania.

CV - the prefix for Romania from 1925 - 1927 and used by members of "Radioclubul Craiova" association.

An award is available during this celebration. The requirements are as follows:
a. Europeans: 1 QSO with YR88CV and any 10 other Romanian stations.
b. Outside Europe: 1 QSO with YR88CV and any 3 other Romanian stations.
c. VHF/UHF: 1 QSO with YR88CV and any 3 other Romanian stations. (These may include QSOs made by repeaters and Echolink.
d. ECHO-LINK YO7LMU-L Node 653531: 5 QSOs with YO7KAJ members. as follows:
YP7 M, P, Y

The award is free of charge when issued in electronic format. If it is requested in paper printed format, the cost is 5€ or 6 IRC.
Send an e-mail request and ADIF log at yo7kaj@gmail.com for the electronic issued award.
Mailing address for the paper format is: Clubul Sportiv Municipal Craiova, P.O.Box 107, RO-200850 Craiova-1, ROMANIA.

E-mail: yo7kaj@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/YR88CV

Tks QRZ.com 2/28/14

March 1 - 31, 2014

RUSSIA                                   "Dalmatovo-155th Anniversary of A.S.Popov"

This award commemorates the 155th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Stepanovich Popov – the Russian inventor of radio. The regional office of the Union of Radio Fans of Russia of the Kurgan region together with the Federal state unitary enterprise "URFO Radio-frequency Center" are sponsoring this award, "Dalmatovo - 155 years to A.S.Popov".

Requirements: Earn a total of 155 points during the period March 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014.

Point values:
a. QSOs with the special event station R155RP = 25 points. (Mandatory contact.)
b. The club and individual radio amateur stations working from Dalmatovo of the Kurgan region, the URFO radio-frequency center (RF8R, RF8J, RF8CSR, RF8CN) station, anjy of the special stations working in honor of the 155 anniversary since the birth of A.S.Popov, which use the number 155 in their call signs, and also stations R1ASP and RF1A = 10 points.
c. Individual radio amateur stations of the Kurgan region = 5 points.
d, During the period from March 7 to March 10 R155RP will work from Saint Uspenskogo Dalmatovsky's territory of a men's monastery where A.S.Popov studied (1869-1871). During the specified period, and also on March 16 (in birthday of A.S.Popov) contacts with this radio station will = 50 points. On March 7, 8, 9, 10 and 16 contacts with R155RP may be worked even if such contacts are repeated contacts.
e. For junior club radio stations and for operators younger than age 18 years, points are multiplied by 2.
f. VHF QSOs are multiplied by 3.
g. Repeat QSOs are allowed on different bands and different modes (CW, SSB, DIGI).

The diploma "Dalmatovo is-155 years to A.S.Popov" is given in two options – electronic and paper. Both options are FREE of charge.
Apply before April 30, 2014 to the address: Email: RW9RO@yandex.ru or by Mail: Shigurov Stanislav Vasilyevich, P.O. Box 3777, Kurgan 640032, Russia.

Your application must include:
1 . Your call sign.
2 . Surname, name and middle name.
3 . Log Extract in any form and quantity of points claimed for each contact.
4 . Type of the diploma requested (paper or electronic).
5 . E-mail address for sending electronic version of the diploma.
6 . The exact postal address for sending paper option diploma.

Send all questions to RW9RO@yandex.ru

E-mail: rw9ro@yandex.ru
Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2812.html

Tks QRZ.ru 2/28/14

3 - 10 March 2014

UKRAINE                                                    KOBZAR – 200

The award is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras G. Shevchenko.

Organizer: Cherkasy Regional Radio Club When: from March 3, 00:00 UTC through March 10, 23:59 UTC 2014.

Radio Amateurs from all countries are invited to participate in the activity days. To receive the diploma «KOBZAR - 200» it is necessary to earn at least 200 points during the period from March 3 to March 10 for contacts made on HF bands. It is necessary to make at least 10 QSOs with radio amateurs in the Cherkasy region the Ukraine plus at least 2 QSOs with radio stations whose prefixes are EM200, EN200, EO200 (a total not less than 12 QSO).

Conditions to receive the diploma by the SWL stations are similar. To receive the diploma „KOBZAR-200" Cherkasy region radio amateurs must log at least 200 QSOs in the activity days.

a, QSO with the radio stations EM200TARAS; EN200TARAS and EO200TARAS = 20 points;
b. QSO with the radio stations, that have the prefix EM200; EN200 and EO200 = 15 points;
c. QSO with radio stations: bridge Kaniv and Korsun – Shevchenkivskyi, from the memorial complex «Tarasova krynytsa (an urban village of Lysyanka), villages of Moryntsi and Shevchenkove Zvenigorodka district, Cherkasy region, club statuibs in Cherkasy region = 10 points;
d, QSO with amateur radio station of the Cherkasy region = 5 points;
e. QSO with any other Ukraine and St. Petersburg, Russia stations = 2points.

Stations may be worked on different bands for award credit. All digital modes are considered to be one category.
Participation Report on the activity days should be e-mailed in any text format to e-mail address radioclubcherkasy@gmail.com
Paper reports that include a log extract from the message log should be sent to Vasylchenko Anatolyi Volodymyrovych, P.O. Box No 239, Cherkasy, 18001, Ukraine.

Deadline for report submission (application?) is no later than May 1, 2014 by post mark. The Electronic version of the diploma is free. It is e-mailed to the diploma applicant the email address specified in the report. A printed, full color paper diploma can be obtained after sending 15 UAH application fee for applicants from Ukraine and 4$ USA for applicants from other countries. Apply for paper award to: Vasylchenko Anatolyi Volodymyrovych, P.O. Box No 239, Cherkasy, 18001, Ukraine.

E-mail: radioclubcherkasy@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/EM200CT

Tks PA3CUZ 3/2/14

March 8, 2014

France/Germany                                 Women's Day 2014 Award

Last year the YL’s Christiane Sophie F4DHQ and DL4CR wished to establish a Franco-German YL activity. This took place on March 8, 2014, recognizing World Women's Day, from 7h00Z up 11h00Z on 40/80m SSB and / or CW. The YL and OM in other countries can participate and of course are welcome.

Each participant receives a certificate, showing the amount of points earned, by contacting Yls on that day.

The points are calculated as follows:

Operator Category DL-YL F-YL Other countries YL OM
DL-YL 3 5 3 3
F-YL 5 3 1 1
Other countries YL 3 3 1 1
OM Operators 3 3 1 0

Applications for the award must be received before 1 May 2014. The log will be filed with the help of "file request_diplome-DL-F "or using the format shown below:

              DATE          Time           Band      Mode          Call Sign             Name           Postponement              Points

The log shall be forwarded to:
German Christiane DL4CR - Email: DL4CR@darc.de
French and foreign-Sophie F4DHQ Email: f4dhq@orange.fr

The diploma will be sent by email at no cost and will show your participation and score.

Results will be posted on these sites:


Tks F8REF Bulletin #10 2014

8 - 23 March 2014

ITALY                          AWARD SAN REMO

                            ( Song Festival, Milano-Sanremo bicycle race , Floral carriages )

The Sezione ARI Sanremo sponsors the " Diploma Sanremo " , in order to stimulate Radioamateur activity and increase the value of the City of Flowers traditions .

Rules and Participation:
a. OM and SWLs all over the world can participate working stations belonging to the Sezione ARI Sanremo and the Jolly station IQ1SM.
b. PERIOD - Starting from 0000 UTC of 8th March 2014 up to 2400 UTC of 23th March 2014
c. BANDS - HF bands (WARC included)
d. MODE - SSB CW RTTY and Digi modes
e. SCORING:  Stations belonging to Sezione ARI Sanremo will make the call : " CQ Diploma Sanremo " adding to the own callsign : " Sanremo " . 
Each station contacted = 1 point .
These stations may be contacted again on a different day or on the same day but using different band or mode .
IQ1SM counts 3 points .

To obtain the Award, ( a participation certificate ), it is necessary to earn at least 30 points .


To receive the Award , once you have earned the 30 point level, it is enough to send an e-mail , no later than 30 April 2014 , to: i1yhugianni@tin.it showing the callsign of the applicant . Gianni I1YHU , the Award Manager. The award will be sent to you as a PDF document, to be printed on your own computer/printer. It is not necessary to send any log.

A paper version of the award can be requested by mail , with SASE and enough money for postage return to: ARI Sanremo -Diploma Sanremo – UFFICIO Sanremo – Casella Postale 114 – 18038 SANREMO (IM), Italy. .QSLs are not requested. .

E-mail: i1yhugianni@tin.it
Internet: http://www.arisanremo.it/

Tks PA3CUZ 3/2/14

9 March to 14 April 2014

KAZAKHSTAN             Memorial in honor of the 80th anniversary of the birth of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

Ham radio operators around the world, having the license of the country the right to work in amateur radio are invited to participate in a memorial for Yuri Gagarin. Contact stations during this period whose suffix spells out his military call sign "KEDR".

Different award designs are used for modes used to contact these stations:
Diploma "KEDR-80-C W" (Multiband All CW)
Diploma "KEDR-80-PHONE" (Multiband All PHONE)
Diploma "KEDR-80-DIGITAL" (Multiband All DIGI TAL)
Diploma "KEDR-80-MIX" (Multiband any modes MIXED)

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Each QSO with a station using the suffix of KEDR is worth 4 points. Repeat contacts are allowed for different bands and modes. If digital modes are used, the award will show DIGITAL, and not individual digital modes, such as RTTY or PSK.  Sponsor will collect data from all of the special event stations and will issue awards based on this data.

Applying for the awards:
1.You may apply for any or all of the awards (MIX / CW / PHONE / DIGITAL). At least 80 points for each award with the memorial stations are needed.
2. All claimed QSOs must be confirmed by the electronic platform at: http://cqham.kz/cqgc/kedr/

Award requirements for the special radio operators of memorial stations:
1.Operators; of special stations must make at least 1000 QSOs in the relevant categories of modes. .

The procedure for obtaining diplomas
1.Diplomas will be issued in electronic or paper form, at the request of the applicant.
2. Electronic diplomas are free of charge and will be downloaded to the applicant after checking data based on logs submitted by the special stations.
3. For paper diploma, you should contact the manager and get information on the cost of the diploma, his mail delivery at the time of filing the application and make payment.
4. The application the applicant has the right to invoke the public data server and compare a sample from his own log records.
5. Apply to un8cc <<@>> mail.ru

E-mail: Alexander UN8CC << @ >> MAIL.RU
Internet: http://cqham.kz/cqgc/kedr/htm/kedr_80.htm

Tks Victoria ut7aw@ukr.net 3/14/14


14 - 27 March 2014

SPAIN                                                  Diploma EH3DWN International Down Syndrome Day

On 21 March, the International Down Syndrome Day is celebrated , so between 03/14/2014 and 03/27/2014 the special event station EH3DWN will be activated to commemorate the event and raise awareness of this disorder.

EH3SWN is expected to active on the following bands and modes :
Bands: 80 , 40 , 30 , 20 , 17 , 15 , 12 and 10 meters.
Modes: SSB, RTTY, PSK and ROS .

A diploma in pdf format will be issued to commemorate the event. 

There are 3 ways to earn the award:
1) Conduct a minimum of 3 contacts with EH3SWN on the same band , such contacts should be made on different days.
2) Perform a minimum of 2 contacts on different bands .
3) Conduct a minimum of 2 contacts on different modes.

You may easily check whether the contact was recorded and be able to download the award by going to: http://eh3dwn.blogspot.com.es/ . (Enter your call sign in the "Consulta de Log" block.)

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/EH3DWN

Tks SQ6CU 3/17/14


17 March 2014

IRELAND                                St. Patrick’s Day Award

On Saint Patrick’s Day, we’re all Irish, or if we are not Irish, then get a chance to imitate their optimism and good nature. Look for stations (Irish or not) all day long on March 17th. Contact these stations during the 24 hour (0000Z - 0000Z) period on March 17, 2014.

The sponsor is looking for volunteers to be the station which is giving out contacts, so here is your chance to play in the pile up game. You do have to be approved by the sponsor, and accept the fact that you will have to take part and participate in the activity entirely at your risk.

(The sponsor’s guidelines are: "Please make sure that your event has adequate public liability insurance. Members of clubs affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) will be covered under the RSGB Club Insurance scheme. A copy of the certificate of insurance, policy documents and frequently asked questions can be found on the RSGB’s Club Insurance pages, make sure you print a copy of the documents and have them with you during your event."). [Since you are not engaged in any commercial activity, I would suggest that in the USA, your HomeOwners or Apartment Renters insurance policy provides public liability insurance for your hobby of amateur radio.)

There are several categories of operation by which you may be able to earn the award. They are:
1.Saint Patrick’s Day (SPD) Station Award
: you must be a registered St Patrick Day Station, and have transmitted on the March 17th as part of the St Patrick Award.
2. Fixed Station Award - 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.
3. Mobile Station Award - 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 .
4. Short Wave Listener Award - you must log two way communications between a minimum of 10 SPD award stations utilizing any mode

Your award application should be in the form of a log in ADIF format. ADIF files are commonly used in contest software, and are sometimes required in award applications. A very simple program which will generate an ADIF file written by DF3CB, can be found at http://www.df3cb.com/fle/ . You can learn everything about it in about 5 minutes and is highly recommended. The award is an "e-award" which will be sent to your e-mail address at NO charge.

The award is being organized by the Regional team in Region 8 of the RSGB ( Radio Society of Great Britain)

E-mail: lamph121@btinternet.com
Internet: www.stpatrickaward.webs.com

Tks MI0RYL / EI3HKB 2/27/14

20 March to 6 April 2014

POLAND        95th Anniversary of the Garment Industry School Poznan (ZSO) 

Sponsored by the School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR.  Earn 95 points (stations outside of Poland need 35) to get the E-award free of charge.

Point Values:
Special event station SN95ZSO = 30 points.
Stations SQ3OPM, SQ3SHH, SQ3PON and SO3ALG = 5 points.
QSOs with same station OK when made on different bands or modes.
SWL OK under same point values. 

Send log extract to SP3PGR@wp.pl   on or before 13 April 2014. 

Tks K1BV Research 4/7/14

April 1 - 15, 2014

SPAIN                                                     REMEMBERING EMILI BERLINER Diploma

Emile Berliner (May 20, 1851 – August 3, 1929) was a German-born American inventor. He is best known for developing the disc record gramophone (phonograph in American English). He founded the Berliner Gramophone Company in 1895, The Gramophone Company in London, England, in 1897, Deutsche Grammophon in Hanover, Germany, in 1898 and Berliner Gram-o-phone Company of Canada in Montreal in 1899 (chartered in 1904). (Tks Wikipedia)


In remembrance of Emili Berliner who is known for disc recording and is credited with the invention of the microphone, the UNITE FOR RADIO group launches this diploma under the following rules:

1. SCOPE - . Every licensed amateur and SWL may participate.
2. DATE and TIME - . Early as 09:00 ( UTC) on April 1 , 23:59 hours ( UTC) on April 15.
3. BANDS - . 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 , within the segments recommended by the IARU .
4. MODE - . Telephony . (Naturally........)
6. DIPLOMA - . Each group member station Announces by RADIO the value of the points awarded per day and band. You must earn at least 50 points. In each degree the earned points will be scored . Look on their website the link to make a running check on your progress.
7. The diploma in offered in DIN A4 format and can be requested in digital or paper form.
     A. - ELECTRONIC , send your list of contacts by e-mail to the following address :  unidosporlaradio@gmail.com .
     B. - PHYSICAL , request a photo paper version with the shipment of the contact list , Deadline is May 15 , date stamp. Cost for shipping is 5€ for Spanish stations and 10€ for DX.
8. Applications should be sent PROPERLY COMPLETED , clearly indicating the call signs of stations worked, your name, your full address for shipping diploma, and the contacted station , date, time , frequency and requested letter. Lists without correct data indicated will be accepted and reflected in the list of participants but are not entitled to diploma.

Applications for the printed award (photo paper ) and award fees should be sent to the following address : MARTINEZ DIEGO NAVARRO, EA3DUF, MONTSIA , 5 - A, 43820 Calafell ( Tarragona ) , SPAIN.

E-mail: ea4dcu@gmail.com
Internet: http://unidosporlaradio.jimdo.com/calendario-de-actividades-2014/concurso-de-abril/ 

Tks DXFUN 4/2/14

7 - 13 April 2014

UKRAINE                                     20th Anniverary of the MARRAD Radio Club

7 special days of activity will be devoted to 20th anniversary of the Mariupol radio club "MARRAD".

a. during the period of activity, earn at least 20 points.
B. All bands and modes OK.
C. Contact stations located in Mariupol, plus other specific listed stations to earn points. Specific stations UR4IZB, US8IWA, US8IWB, US8IZM, UT2IWT, UT3IWW, UX8IXX, = 5 points each.
Each station of the city of Mariupol = 3 points.
D. Same station may be worked on multiple bands for credit.
E. All QSOs on one band or VHF contacts carry double credit.

The diploma is offered in electronic format, and is sent free of charge to the address specified in your application. Applications should be in the form of a log extract.

The award is available in printed format mailed to your address and the charges for Ukraine stations need to make by a postal transfer in the sum of 20 hryvnias, and to foreign participants an equivalent of $US3. Applications for the paper award should include the complete mailing address and sent to the award manager UT8IT Ivan I. Shol UT8IT, P.O. Box 75, Mariupol, 87512, UKRAINE.  
Applications for the electronic diploma should be sent in the form of a log extract to e-mail address ut8it(@)mail.ru
Stations in Mariupol may earn the award for making at least 120 contacts with stations of Ukraine and stations of the CIS;

E-mail: ut8it@mail.ru Internet: http://radon.doolru.org.ua/ And http://www.qrz.ru/webnews/11864.html

Tks QRZ.ru 4/8/14

13-20 April 2014

ITALY                                                        WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY

The MSAR group (Radio Sicilians in the World) , on the occasion of the 89th World Day of radio, presents the award "WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY".

1. Open to all licensed amateurs and SWL.
2. Period : From 00.00 am to 24.00 utc utc of 13/04/2013 of 21/04/2013
3. Bands : 10 - 15 - 20 - 40 - 80.
4. Modes: SSB - CW - RTTY - PSK31 in compliance with the band plan.
5. Look for: Club members who will call: "CQ WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY MSAR AWARD".
6. The same operator can be contacted only once per day per band and mode .
7. Score: each contact with members of MSAR that will call for the award = 1 point .
8. Each contact with IQ prefixed stations affiliated with the MSAR = 5 points.
9. Reports : stations responding to callers will give: your CALL, RASM member number and signal report. (EG IT9TFX , MSAR # 002 , RST 59)

10. AWARD: will be issued only way ( MIXED ) upon request to all those who have scored the following points :
a. .Italian stations 20 points
b. foreign stations 10 points
The total score will be the sum of the points.

If you wish an award sent to you as a PDF format document, no fee is charged.
For the issuance of the Award in A4 size paper, the fee is 10€.
To apply for the Award in pdf send the log to rasnm@libero.it .
To apply for the Award in the printed paper format, the fee should be sent to: Post Payn ° 4023 6006 0487 7680 headed to Carmel Gambino cod. Tax : GMB CML 65L04 G273M.
PayPal is also accepted and the funds should be sent to the following email address : it9tfx@libero.it (insert your own call in the message)

At the risk of the sender, the award can be sent in an envelope with the application and to the log . Requests supported by logs and copy of the payment receipt (or the cash ) should be sent no later than 05/25/2014 to: Carmelo Gambino - Via G. Galilei, 163-90145 Palermo - Italy or by mail at the following address: rasnm@libero.it .

E-mail: rasnm@libero.it
Internet: www.radioamatorisicilianinelmondo.jimdo.com

Tks PA3CUZ 4/12/14

14-20 April 2014

SPAIN                                VIII International Diploma Easter Valladolid
                                            Holy Week in Valladolid 2014

Helping to publicize Easter, the Valladolid Amateur Radio Union (URV) organizes this annual diploma in accordance with the following rules:
Scope: All licensed amateurs or SWLs participate.
Listen for stations calling: CQ VIII INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA EASTER Valladolid.
Dates: 14 to 20 April 2014.
Bands and modes: All HF bands (especially 40 and 80 meters) in LSB.

Award Requirements:
To achieve the Diploma you willneed to make a total of 20 contacts corresponding to the 20 brotherhoods parading in honor of Holy Week in Vallisoletana. You may contact each station once per day if in different bands on the same day.
One mandatory contact is that of special station EG1SSV which will grant a special commemorative card and will be active throughout the week.
Lists: Once you have made all necessary contacts you will have to send a list of the QSOs to the following address:  EA1URV, PO Box 495, 47080 - Valladolid. (Spain)
Alternatively, send the list via email to: ea1urv@gmail.com or: ec1mp2@gmail.com
The list should clearly indicate the following information: Station Contacted, Date, Time requested Brotherhood and clearly indicate name Last name, and address to which you should refer the diploma.
SWLs should list stations on both sides of the contact.
Applications must be submitted on or before May 15, 2014, postmark date.
The diploma is completely free, in JPEG or PDF format and sent via email.
If you wish a printed certificate, please send log and 3€ in postage stamps for printing and mailing costs.

The list of the Brotherhoods of Valladolid are as follows:
) Sacramental Brotherhood of Penance and the Holy Supper.
2) Brotherhood of Penitential Prayer in the Garden and San Pascual Baylon.
3) Penitential Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus Tied to the Column.
4) Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus Risen, Mary Joy and tears of San Pedro
5) Brotherhood of the Holy Christ de los Artilleros.
6) Penitential Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus Nazarene.
7) Penitential Brotherhood of the Holy Christ Stripped, Calvary Christ and Our Lady of Bitterness.
8) Penitential Brotherhood of the Sacred Passion of Christ.
9) Brotherhood of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and Our Lady of Sorrows.
10) Brotherhood of the Seven Words.
11) University of the Holy Christ Brotherhood of Light.
12) Real and Venerable Confraternity of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
13) The Descent Brotherhood and Holy Christ of the Good Death.
14) Penitential Brotherhood of Santa Vera Cruz.
15) Most Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Lady of Mercy.
16) Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order VOT
17) Brotherhood of the Holy Burial.
18) Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre and the Holy Christ of Consuelo.
19) Penitential Brotherhood of Our Lady of Sorrows.
20) Brotherhood Beloved Disciple Jesus de Medinaceli


Internet: http://www.ea1urv.es/web/

Tks PA3CUZ 4/12/14

14-23 April 2014

SPAIN                                                       Diploma Castilla Y León Day

This award promotes the festival of the autonomous community of Castile and Leon, and is sponsored by the Union amateur Valladolid (URV).

1. This is an international diploma for all amateurs and SWLs to participate.
2. Look for stations Calling: CQ Day of Diploma Castilla y León.
3. Dates: 14 to 23 April 2014.
4. Bands/Modes: All HF bands (especially 80 and 40 meters) in the mode of SSB.
5. Requirements: Make 26 contacts which form the phrase: "Diploma Day 2014 Castilla y León". The number 2014 will be when special station EG1DCL is contacted.

Same station may contacted one time per day, as long as contacts are made on different bands.
Stations meeting these requirements will be published on the site of the Amateur Radio Union of Valladolid www.ea1urv.es and diplomas in the section of the page URE www.ure.es as soon as possible.
The diploma is offered in two formats: either in PDF format, sent to the email address of the applicant, or A4 paper with which will be mailed for award fee of 5€ for printing and mailing costs.

Application: Once you worked all necessary contacts, send a list to the following address: EA1URV, PO Box 495, 47080 - Valladolid, SPAIN. To receive the free award by e-mail, .

Send list via e-mail in cabrillo format to: ea1urv@gmail.com with the following in the subject field: Log DCL plus your call sign. The list should clearly indicate: station contacted, point value granted, date, time, band, and clearly indicate the name and address to which the diploma should be sent. SWL’s should identify both sides of the QSO. Remember to include your fill name and address if you wish to receive the diploma in paper format.

Submit applications on or before May 30, 2014, postmark date.

E-mail: ea1ns.jose@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.ea1urv.es/web/

Tks PA3CUZ 4/12/14

18 April 2014

ROMANIA                                World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) 2014

The Romanian Society of Radio Amateurs is helping to celebrate World Radio Day by sponsoring an award which can be earned by making at least 200 QSO, any band or mode during the 24 hours (GMT) on 18 April 2014. 
Send a log extract of your contacts no later than 18 May, 2014 to fenyo3jw@yahoo.com  and you will receive the award at no charge as a JPG file to be printed on your own equipment.  

Tks YO3JW 4/17/14 

18 April 2014

RUSSIA                               "DAY OF RADIO AMATEURS" Diploma


The diploma is offered by the Russian CW Club (RCWC) in honour of the World Day of the Radio enthusiast ( April 18, 2014).
The diploma is issued only in electronic form for making two-way CW contacts
with radio amateur stations from at least 18 different countries and world territories as defined by the ARRL DXCC list.

a. Time of the event: 18-04-2014 ( from 00:00 UTC till 23:59 UTC).
b. Type of modulation: ONLY CW

The application for the diploma should be in the form of a log extract which is sent by e-mail to: rk6ax (at) mail.ru. Electronic diploma is free of charge

SWLs may earn the award on the same basis.

E-mail: rk6ax @ mail.ru

Internet: http://rcwc.ru/news/1788-diplom-day-of-radio-amateurs-.html

Tks S53EO 4/19/14

19 - 27 April 2014

POLAND                             John Paul II Canonization Diploma

On July 5, 2013, waving the usual five-year waiting period, the Vatican announced that the Roman Catholic Church would declare Pope John Paul II a saint, and that the canonization ceremony would likely take place within the next 16 months.                                   (Tks Biography.com)

This award is sponsored by the Scouting Club SP9ZKN in Wadowice, Poland to commemorate the planned canonization of their native Pole who became Pope in 1978.
The special event station SN0JP2S will be active from 19-27 April principally on 80, 40 and 2 meters. The award can be earned by making at least one contact with SN0JP2S and 3 of the listed members of the club during this period.

The list of qualifying stations to earn the award:
SNOJP2S - QSO mandatory

The diploma sent to you in electronic format is free. A paper version is available and they only charge is that you provide an A4 size return envelope, postpaid with your return address.
Diplomas will sent after receiving logs from QSO-s.
Send your log extract, which should include contact data, your call sign and name plus your return address to receive the electronic image file. The application should be sent to sn0jp2s@sp9zkn.pl
For the printed version of the award, apply to: Harcerski Klub Lacznosci Gornica, Ul. Teatralna 2, Wadowice 34-100, Poland.

Tks PA3CUZ 4/19/14

April 25-27, 2014

POLAND                                      Canonization of Pope John Paul II Commemorative Award

On the occasion of the Canonization of Pope John Paul II the special event stations HF1JPII & HF1TT will be operating during the period of April 25 – April 27 2014. The special event stations will be working on the HF and UHF bands.
All contacts will confirmed with a special QSL card . QSL via SP2ZAO

The requirement is simple: For the commemorative award make just one QSO with one of the above stations! For SWL’s, one SWL report. Apply on or before May 31, 2014. 
Fee: Polish stations PLN 10, for European stations (EURO ZONE) is EUR 5 and for all other foreign stations is $US5.

Application for a diploma, please send an e-mail message to sp2zao@interia.eu together with details of our QSO or your SWL (DATE, UTC, MODE, RSTs / RSTr) and a photocopy proof of payment / bank transfer. PAYPAL is also accepted. Contact e-mail address above for details.

E-mail: sp2zao@interia.eu
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/HF1JPII

Tks K1BV Research 4/9/14

25 April 2014

PORTUGAL                                        25th of April – 40th Anniversary Celebration Award

The ARRLx- (Associação de Radioamadores da Região de Lisboa) in a partnership with ARR – (Associação de Radioamadores do Ribatejo), and sponsored by 25 th of April Association has organized the 25th of April - 40th Anniversary Celebration Award.

There will be 4 special call signs from 4 different stations that will be active in Lisbon and Santarém on the 25th of April 2014 from 08h30 to 17:30

Make at least one contact with each of the 4 stations which are:
1. CS25MFA- Ham Station in Pontinha Headquarter (RE1);
2. CS25RCP- Ham Station transmitting from the Media Capital building in Lisbon, old RCP -Radio Clube Português building;
3. CS25GNR- Ham Station located at National Republican Guard - Carmo Headquarters, in Lisbon;
4. CS25EPC- Ham Station located in the School of Cavalry’s old headquarters, in Santarém.

All contacts made on the 40m, 20m and 10m band (SSB) are valid for this Award. Just make one QSO with all four stations is mandatory, no matter the band in which the contact is made. A special QSL Card will be sent to the contacted stations.

Internet: http://qrz.com/db/CS25MFA?ref=880227611

Tks QRZ.com 4/21/14

April 26, 2014

This is a "CLASSIC" award, and many interesting stations/prefixes are expected if conditions are at least halfway decent.
Marconi tested that new technology of "WIRELESS" in many locations, and portable operations are expected to provide many QSOs.
It is a reminder of our early history, the history of radio and the certificate they offer is based on a early 1900's MARCONI stock certificate.

ENGLAND                                            INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY

2014 will be the 27th year that the Cornish Radio Amateur Club is sponsoring this special event which celebrates the anniversary of the held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi on April 15, 1874. IMD is held each year on a Saturday close to Marconi’s birthday, with Amateur Radio stations on the air from around the world, including a number of Award Stations operating from historically significant sites.  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. A list of the qualifying Marconi stations is given at the Award Stations page.

1. TRANSMITTING AMATEUR – Fixed Station: 15 official Award stations, mixed modes are permitted.
2. TRANSMITTING AMATEUR – Mobile: 12 of the official Award Stations from a mobile location, mixed modes are permitted.
3. TRANSMITTING AMATEUR – CW: 15 of the official Award Stations from a fixed location, using CW only.
4. TRANSMITTING AMATEUR – Digital Modes: 15 of the official Award Stations from a fixed location, using Digital Modes only. (AMTOR/PACTOR/RTTY/AX25/ASCII/PSK31 & SSTV).
5. TRANSMITTING AMATEUR – Multi-Operator: An opportunity for Clubs/Groups at fixed locations to take part and gain the award by establishing two-way communication with 20 of the official Award Stations using mixed modes or with 20 contacts using
eitherC.W. or Digital Modes
6. SHORTWAVE LISTENERS: To log two-way communications made by 15 of the official Award Stations, mixed modes are permitted.

Award Rules:
1. Only one HF/500 KHz radio contact with each IMD Special Event Station (Participating Station) will count towards the Award.
2. The Award is NOT cumulative, ie contacts made in previous or subsequent years with an IMD station WILL NOT count towards the Award. The required number of Award Stations must be worked during the SAME 24 hour period.
3. Period of Operation on 26th April 2014. 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC
4. 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)
5. Modes : CW, SSB, FM, AM and available Digital Modes
6. List of Award Stations : For a list of IMD Award Stations, separate internet page - Award Stations. This list is correct up to the time of the latest Web Page amendment. Only contacts with the required number of stations from this list will be accepted for issue of the
Award.  Some valid stations may not have confirmed their participation to the organizer, but, if they are on later lists and you work them, worry not, we count them as genuine as they will appear on several award claims and we will know they were active.

Your Award application should state the Award Category claimed, and must be made 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. Ideally, 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 address your claim to: Ken G0FIC – IMD Awards Manager, Cornish Amateur Radio Club, 38 Tresithney Road. Carharrack. Redruth. TR16 5QZ, England.

The cost of the Award is the same for all Classes, $10.00 US,(bank notes, no cheques) , €10 (bank notes, no cheques) , £5.00 Sterling or 12 IRC’s
UK stations claiming the award please make cheques payable to "Cornish Radio Amateur Club".
Only Sterling (UK £) cheques can be accepted please, cheques in US$ 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 !

Internet: http://g4usb.net/IMD/the-award/

Tks K1BV Research 4/2/14

March 1 to April 30, 2014

RUSSIA                              80th Anniversary of the Vostok-1 Spacecraft

UE80V is a special call sign used from March 1 to April 30, 2014 to celebrate the 80th birthday of the first astronaut Yuri Gagarin and his first spaceflight on April 30, 1961. This is an award sponsored by the Activity Smolensk Group (Smolensk region, Russia). Contact several special call signs on the air.

Special call signs:
a. R1961G ("Man in space"), (station will be active 1 - 30 April 2014)
b. RG1961PP ("Planet Pioneer"),
c. UE80G ("The first astronaut Gagarin"),
d. UE80YG("Yuri Gagarin 80 years"),
e. UE80V("The Vostok-1 spacecraft)").

Earn a total of 80 points for the award:
10 points for each QSO with special stations RP61PP, R80KEDR, UE80G, UE80YG.
20 points for QSO with bonus station R1961G.
Same station may be worked on other bands and modes (CW, SSB, any DIGITAL) for award credit.
Note, extra 10 points for your FIRST QSO with RG1961PP.

When you have earned the 80 points, you may apply for a special certificate on the website: www.12APRIL1961.ru. An automatic log will confirm you have qualified for the award and you will be able to download a digital version at no cost. .

Internet: www.12APRIL1961.ru
Also on QRZ.com: http://www.qrz.com/db/UE80V

Tks K1BV Research 2/11/14

1 - 30 April 2014

AUSTRALIA                                                            Westlakes ARC WARC 50th Anniversary

Special event station VI2ATZ50 will be active during April at various times from the club shack and also in a portable capacity operated by club members to give the most exposure to the Amateur population.

Requirements to qualify for the Award will be any one of the following:
1) 5 contacts with VI2ATZ50
2) 3 contacts with VI2ATZ50 and 3 club members
3) 10 contacts with WARC members

A special QSL Card will forwarded to all stations who make a contact with VI2ATZ50.

Apply to  vk2rd@exemail.com.au or write to: Westlakes ARC Inc WARC, WARC Box 5, Boolaroo NSW 2284, Australia. 

E-mail: vk2rd@exemail.com.au
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/VI2ATZ50?ref=679667612

Tks PA3CUZ 4/12/14

1 - 30 April 2014

ITALY                                        II0SPQR - The Birthday of Rome Diploma

The award celebrates the anniversary of the City of Rome, observed on April 21st.

1. Time period: 00.00Z on Monday and 24.00 on April 1 Wednesday April 30, 2014.
2. Frequencies: All Frequencies permitted by regulation.
3. Modes: SSB - CW - (digital modes (RTTY - PSK31).
4. Valid Stations: See the list below.
5. Point values:
1 point for each contact made with stations the list below.
5 points for each contact made with the special event station II0SPQR
10 points for every contact made with the station II0SPQR on April 21.
6. The stations can be contacted only once per day on the same band, or several times, but on different bands after one hour of the previous QSO.
7. Award requirement: 50 points

The logs should be sent to:
- Via Association "ARI" the QSL Manager Renato Ceccarelli IZ0 YCB
- Via Association "A.Ra.C." Fausto d'Angelo IZ0 OZU QRZ.Com

Diploma: The Diploma will be processed after payment of 10 Euros.
Payment can be made in the following ways:
1. Paypal (on the site www.arac.it "payments" / last item) indicating causal "Award II00SPQR. "
2. Postal Current Account No. 74925009 causal "Award II0SPQR."
Bank IBAN: IT66Y0760103200000074925009 causal "Award II0SPQR."

List of participating stations giving credit for the award:


Tks QRZ.com 4/2/14

15 April - 14 May 2014

BELGIUM                 Morse Code - Heritage Day Commemorative Award

Being one of the most important heritage events in Flanders and Brussels, the 2014 Heritage Day will be held on April 27th. This year’s motto is "without any borders".  
With the slogan "A World of Dits and Dahs" the Belgian IARU Society UBA takes part in this event emphasizing Morse code as cultural heritage.

Between April 15th and May 14th 2014, ten special event stations will active from various locations: OS10M, OS11M, OS12M, OS13M, OS14M, OS15M, OS16M, OS17M, OS18M and OS19M. QSL cards will automatically be sent out via the QSL bureau. An online log is available on the link shown below. 

A free commemorative award is available. Only CW contacts are valid towards the certificate.

Award requirements
Number of different OS1xM to be worked:

Belgian stations                       7
Europe, except Belgium          5
Outside of Europe                  3

To apply for the award, simply send your log extract via e-mail to on4cas@uba.be no later than June 30th, 2014. Awards will be sent via e-mail after conclusion of the event.

E-mail: on4cas@uba.be
Internet: http://www.uba.be/en/latest/flash/morse-code-heritage-day-commemorative-award 

Tks ON4CAS 4/19/14

16-30 April 2014

SPAIN                              25th ANIVERSARY OF -ARCA- Award

This award is issued to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Asociation Radio Club Alcarreño,-ARCA. The special event station EA4RKA has been activated which will be active from 16 to 30 April 2014.

Activity will be conducted from 10 to 80 meters using SSB and ROS. Modes. Look for this station calling: CQ, CQ, 25th ANNIVERSARY OF ARCA. To obtain the diploma 6 contacts will be needed on at least two bands and on different days. All contacts will be confirmed only via internet, will be uploaded to LoTW and e-QSL.cc.

Stations meeting these requirements may download the Diploma at the blog of the 25th Anniversary of ARCA: http://ea4rka25aniv.blogspot.com.es/ or by requesting the award by e-mail to the following address: ea4rka@gmail.com.

ARCA is grateful to its Membership for the dissemination of this Diploma.

E-mail: ea4rka@gmail.com
Internet: http://qrz.com/db/EA4RKA?ref=523037440

Tks QRZ.com 4/20/14

April 20 to May 11, 2014

SPAIN                                                               FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX AWARD

Contact special event stations which will be operating from April 20 to May 11, 2014 during the Formula 1 Grand Prix races held in Spain. The Award is available to all licensed amateur radio stations or SWL listener.

The special stations are: ED5BY – ED5DY – ED5DM – ED5EJ – ED5FL – ED5JC – ED5URL – ED3CW – ED7AKV

Europeans need 5 different special stations, all modes and bands.
All others need 3 different special stations, all modes and bands.

Europeans need 8 different special stations, all modes and bands.
All others need 5 different special stations, all modes and bands.

Applications for the Award may be sent via email to infof1spain@yahoo.com .
The Award can be obtained in the 2 categories, SILVER and GOLD, in PDF (at no charge) or PRINTED. If you request the printed version, the award fee is €5 for one Award and €8 for two Awards (PAYPAL accepted).

List of awards issued will be posted on the sponsor’s website after the end of the races. See: www.f1award.com . Awards in PDF format , will be sent by e-mail on or after1 July 2014 . The printed awards will be sent by postal mail on or after1 September 2014. You may apply for the awards during the period: 5-May-2014 until 31-Dec-2014.

E-mail: infoflspain@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.f1award.com
Also: http://www.qrz.com/db/ED5URL?ref=594978527

Tks ut7aw@ukr.net 4/24/14

April 25 to May 5, 2014.

POLAND                                     The 21st Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn Award

1. The Award is issued by the Wolsztyn Amateur Radio Club SP3PWL: http://www.77.home.pl/sp3pwl ;
2. The purpose of the Award is to commemorate the 21st Steam Locomotive Parade, which takes place in Wolsztyn every year, and promotes the Wolsztyn Locomotive Shed.
        See: http://www.parowozowniawolsztyn.pl/ or http://www.parowozy.com.pl/
3. The Award is available to all amateur radio operators and SWL’s.
4. Requirements:
     A. Polish operators must make one QSO/HRD with the Wolsztyn Club Station SP3PWL
(mandatory) and three QSO’s/HRD’s with the following Club members: SP3HD, SP3DWH, SP3GAD, SP3OSK, SP3OSR, SP3RBQ, SQ3SW, SQ3JPV, SQ3REA, SQ3REB, SQ3RPB.
     B. Foreign stations need one QSO/HRD with SP3PWL and one with a Club member.
5. All bands and modes may be used.
6. The station making the most QSOs will be granted a surprise award.
7. The electronic issued (pdf) award will be sent by e-mail free of charge to be printed at home. You may ask for a paper version (fee: PLN 15 or EUR 5 ).
8. Send your log extract to: sq3jpv@77.home.pl , or by postal mail to: Wolsztyn'ski Klub Krótkofalowców, T?oki 60a, 64-200 Wolsztyn, Poland, on or before May 31, 2014.

Internet: http://www.sp3pwl.pl/dyplom/english-version/

Tks UT7AW 4/2/14


1 April to 31 May 2014

POLAND                                              Commemorating the Battle of Ostroleka (1831)

Battle of Ostrolenko was fought May 26, 1831, and was one of the greatest and most decisive battles of the November Uprising. The Polish Army under the command of General Jan Skrzynecki, returning from an unsuccessful expedition to the Russian guards were surprised by the unexpected arrival of Ostrolenko Russian army Field Marshal Ivan Dybicz. Polish army rested deployed in the villages on the west bank of the Narew. Ostrole;ka from the east was only protected the slim Polish forces. The Russians managed to oust them from their positions.

This award celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Ostroleka during the period from 1 April to 31 May 2014. Earn a total of 26 points for contacts with the station club and club members, including 2 mandatory QSOs with the special event station SN0B, and a minimum of 2 required communication with any members of the club..

Polish operators with category III license may obtain the award after obtaining a minimum of 13 points for communication with the station club and club members, including conduct one mandatory communication with the station commemorative SN0B any band and a minimum of 1 mandatory communication with a member of the club.

SWL OK on same basis as licensed stations.

Communication with the station SN0B can substitute for another contact or on another band HF / VHF, any such communication shall be counted only as one time for a particular band or broadcast without the possibility of duplication of the next day (eg 5 x QSO band ssb 80m = 1 time) . Digital Communications emissions will count on a RTTY x1, bpsk/psk31/psk63/psk125 x 1 - change the speed of transfer is not considered a change in the type of emissions.

Communications with members of the club only count one time with each member of the club .

• Station commemorative SN0B = 10 points for each QSO
• Member of the Club SP5KVW = 3 points for each operator

The award is available only as a digital file which you can print on your own equipment. In order to receive a diploma you must submit an electronic application form to the address sp5kvw@gmail.com no later than 23 June 2014.
The list of club participants and their call signs will be announced on the club WWW pageson 15 June 2014. You may send the electronic application form (any - pdf, doc, Adif, Cabrillo)

E-mail: sp5kvw@gmail.com
Internet: http://sp5kvw.com/ And http://www.qrz.com/db/SN0BEM

Tks PA3CUZ 4/12/14

27 April to 4 May 2014

SPAIN                                           Diploma Feria De Sevilla 2014 AUR

The Fair of Seville, Spain is held from 27 April to 4 May 2014. The award is organized by the United Andalucía Radio, EA7RCU , and this Diploma will be awarded to participants who complete the appropriate sentence by using any of the letters of the call signs listed below. The phrase is: DIPLOMA FAIR RULES OF SEVILLE 2014.

Look for activity on the following bands: 20 , 40 and 80 meter HF , and on VHF R7 145,775 , and the CANARY EA1SPAIN and conferences . Look for activity from April 27 to May 4, Stations wishing to obtain this Diploma have to contact the special event stations EA7RCU EG7AUR only once, asking the reference number that starts from Sevilla .

Each of the special stations can provide only one letter or number each day. You can not repeat in different band .
Send the log by email to joseea7sz@hotmail.com on or before June 20, 2014 . Your log shall indicate the full name, city, state , call sign and e-mail address of the participant.

Diploma is only sent as an electronic file.

EA7SZ - José Antonio ( Sevilla). EG7AUR special season and EA7RCU .
EA7HZK - Manolo ( Sevilla).
EA7KK - Benjamin ( Sevilla)
EA7RL - Juan Antonio (Cádiz ) .
EA2ID - Alberto ( Zaragoza) .
EA2DVN - Txemi ( Vizcaya).
EA2DJK - Ana ( Vizcaya).
EA1AFZ - José ( Pontevedra).
EA7IGF - Francisco (Cádiz ) .
EA8CQU - Manolo ( Gran Canaria) .
EA1AU - Orlando ( Lugo) .
EA1DXB - Jesus (A Coruña).
EA1DXC - Jesus (A Coruña).
EA1ACW - Jose Luis (Ourense ) .
EA7CES - Manuel ( Huelva).
EA7HYN - Horace ( Granada ) .
EA5FMH - Juan ( Valencia).
EA5NH - Jaime ( Alicante).
EA7EOO - Antoni (Málaga ) .
EA7DH - Francisco (Málaga ) .
EA7JNI - Pedro ( Sevilla).
EA7JBQ - Miquel (Cádiz ) .
EA4GBP - Angel (Ciudad Real).

The Calling Station will Grantors : "CQ CQ CQ Diploma Feria De Sevilla 2014 AUR " .

E-mail: joseea7sz@hotmail.com
Internet: http://andalucia-unida-por-la-radio.es/andaluciaunidaporlaradio.htm 

Tks PA3CUZ 4/12/14

1 - 31 May 2014

ITALY                                            Canova Certificate

The Antonio Canova award is sponsored by ARI Section of Treviso to celebrate the famous Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822) who was considered the greatest sculptor of his time in Europe.
To earn the certificate you should work amateur stations located in Treviso City. Italian stations need 5 points (1 per qso), EU 2 points (2 qsos) and DX just 1 point. Endorsements are available for one mode or band.

Contacts must be made from 0000UTC 1 May to 31 May of each year. During this period, the special call II3AC will be activated, and carries 5 points towards obtaining the award. Multiple QSOs OK if made with different station operators. No repeater or satellite QSO's.

You can choose two different awards: the CLASSIC or the NEW VERSION originally issued starting in 2013. The CLASSIC version will be assigned if you do not specify.
Send a log extract and fee of 5€, 10 IRC's, or equivalent in $US to IK3GES Gabriele Gentile, via QRZ.COM.

Internet: http://www.aritreviso.it/DiplomaCanova.html
Look also on http://www.qrz.com/db/II3AC?ref=1089959898

Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14

1-30 May 2014

UKRAINE                             POBEDA-69 award

This award commemorates the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II in 1945 and is sponsored by the Ukranian society, the UARL.

Requirement: During the period 1 to 31 May 2014, work at least 5 veterans or special event stations on the air to celebrate this anniversary.

The Diploma is issued for contacts made using CW, SSB, DIGITAL, MIX modes.  The Application should be send only by registered letter (RECOMMADE) to the address of the manager. Award manager UZ1RR: Vladimir Antonovitch Stepanenko, PO Box 28, Chernihiv, 14000, Ukraine.

Payment of postage expense must be sent only by electronic remittance to the address of the manager: 
- For Ukrainian applicants - 15 grivnas.
- For CIS and DX countries - $ 5 (CIS in ruble equivalent).

The diploma will be sent to the applicant only by registered RECOMMANDE type of mailings to any point of the world.

Internet: http://uarl.com.ua/index.htm

Tks K1BV Research 5/8/14 

1 - 31 May 2014

LITHUANIA                                  10th Anniversary of European Union Membership

On May 1th, 2004 Lithuania joined the European Union. The Lithuanian Amateur Radio Society - Lietuvos Radijo Megeju Draugija (LRMD) has organized 15 special event stations which will commemorate this anniversary on the air from 2014.05.01 till 2014.05.31.

Special event station and operators:
LY10EU - LRMD club station
LY10A - LY5A op.Jonas
LY10B - LY2H op.Linas
LY10E - LY3NX op. Romas
LY10F - LY2EN op. Simonas
LY10H - LY3H op. Zilvinas
LY10K - LY1K op. Jonas
LY10M - LY2MM op. Albinas
LY10N - LY2KM op. Petras
LY10O - LY5O op. Bronius
LY10S - LY3SL op. Valdas
LY10T - LY2QT op. Valerijus
LY10U - LY2K op. Almantas
LY10W - LY5W op. Saulius
LY10Y - LY3BY op. Vilmantas

Certificate Requirements:
Amateurs who contact these Special Event Stations and fulfill requirements can apply for award and prizes.
A. EU stations need 8 QSOs with different LY10 special event stations.
Payment: 5E or equivalent in USD or IRC.
B The first 3 EU stations who make 10 QSO with different special event LY10 stations and apply for lthe award will receive a souvenir medallion from the Lithuanian Parliament.
C. DX stations need 5 QSOs with different LY10 special event stations.
Payment: 5E or equivalent in USD or IRC.
D The first 3 DX stations who make 7 QSOs with different special event LY10 stations and apply for the award will receive a souvenir medallion from the Lithuanian Parliament.
E. The first 3 stations who make the highest number of QSOs with LY10 special event stations on different mode and bands and apply for the award will receive a souvenir amber pendant from the Lithuanian Parliament.

Send certified list of contacts (no QSL's needed) and payment to: LRMD Award Manager,  P.O. Box 1000, LT-01014 Vilnius-1, Lithuania. The deadline for all applications is 31 Dec 2014.

E-Mail address: hq@lrmd.lt
Internet: http://qrz.com/db/LY10H?ref=496102029

ON4CAS and K1BV Research 5/1/14

1-6 May 2014

MEXICO                                     Cinco de Mayo Award

Work as many stations from Puebla México as possible using different frequencies and modes. Each year the award may be earned during the following period:
Begins: May 1st 00:00 UTC
Ends: May 6th 04:59 UTC

Requirement: This award is given to any station that earns 50 points.

Point Values:
a. one point for each contact with a station from Puebla State registered as participant.
b. three points for each contact with an official Radio club stations such as RIPAC (XE1SDZ) and AREPAC (XE1BAP).
c. five points for each contact with special call XE1SIX. .

Miscellaneous: Only count one QSO with each call in different band and mode.
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.
Modes: SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV
Answer to call: CQ cinco de mayo


Special XE1SIX

International stations, please send 2 green stamps ($US2) to support the mailing cost.
Send a log extract of your contacts also showing the points you have claimed to: DANIEL HUGO JIMENEZ FUENTES, 31 SUR 2704 COL. STA. CRUZ LOS ANGELES, PUEBLA, PUE. 72400, Mexico.

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

Tks QRZ.com 5/2/14

1 -31 May 2014

GERMANY                                 European Spring Award 2014.

Sponsored by Brave Radio Friends to celebrate the arrival of Spring-time.

The award is open to amateur radio stations and SWLs worldwide. During the full month of May 2014 work or hear as many European DXCC-entities as possible. Only European entities count for the award. For European applicants a minimum of 20 and for non-European applicants a minimum of 10 entities is required to earn the award.

No band or mode restrictions.

Just send a log extract of the usual contact data (call, date, band/mode, report.) And addressit to de3ear@darc.de (No QSLs necessary). The award, in pdf electronic document format will be sent to you by return e-mail. There is no award fee. Deadline for applications is June 30, 2014.

Tks DE3EAR 4/1314

2 - 4 May 2014

SWEDEN                                               SF3HF Award

The Sundsvall Radio Amateurs club SK3BG, is sponsoring a short-term diploma to publicize the spring SF3HF radio camp activation at the Hemsö Fortress.

Contact the stations SF3HF, SI9AM and SK3BG which will be active from 17.00 on 2 May until 12.00 on 4 May. Contacts with these stations are worth 10 points each. A total of 30 points is needed for the SF3HF diploma. One of the listed stations can be replaced with 10 QSOs with any SM3 stations, which gives 1 point each and SM3 stations may be contacted at any time in the month of May 2014.

Contacts with SF3HF, SI9AM, SK3BG will take place on:
80 meters, CW 3530 and / or 3775 kHz SSB or
40 meters, CW 7030 and / or 7140 kHz.

To apply for the SF3HF diploma just send a list with log excerpts to: Erik Edblad, Bragegatan 4, SE-856 41 Sundsvall, Sweden. or you may apply by e-mail at: erik.sundsvall @ telia.com

The charge for the award is 50 SEK or equivalent.

Tks ON4CAS 4/25/14

3 - 9 May 2014

RUSSIA                                    POBEDA 69 Award

The "Pobeda" award celebrates the 69th anniversary of the end of the "Great Patriotic War", or what we know as World War II. Stations from all over Russia will be active with stations using the number "RP69" as the prefix of these call signs.

Message from the Sponsor:

Dear friends !

Forty years ago, on the initiative of the magazine " Radio " was the first radio expedition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the victory of our people in the Great Patriotic War. Since then, this event is known as the Memorial "Victory", and is held annually and we , as co-organizers , are pleased to know that the memory of the heroism of our people lives in the hearts of the descendants of those who defended our homeland . This is evidenced by the high activity of radio amateurs in the Memorial . Good luck to all of you in the conduct of relations with war veterans and memorial stations !

Boris Stepanov (RU3AX),
Deputy chief editor of "Radio"
Opening of the memorial 03 May 08:00 UTC - 7069 kHz
Memory Watch : May 9 at 08:00 UTC - 7069 kHz

a. Memorial stations need to make at least 1000 QSOs.
b. Memorial Radio operators need 300 QSOs.
c. Memorial radio operators under the age of 19 years old need 150 QSOs.

d- Amateurs making contact with memorial stations on 160 meters need 15 QSOs (SWL)’
e. Amateurs making only VHF contact with memorial stations need 5 QSOs (SWL).
f. Amateurs making only HF contacts with memorial stations need to earn 69 points.

Point values:
a. For one QSO (SWL) hams individuals within the CFD, C-FTRA, SFD, C-QFA, PFD, UFD and Europe are awarded 2 points,
b. within the SFO and the Far Eastern Federal District - 5 points.
c. Hams located outside the Russian Federation and European countries 5 points.
d. WWII veterans and home front workers diploma awarded regardless of the number of contacts held.

Diplomas "Win-69" are free of charge and will be shipped to the Russian participants to address QSL-bureau of the regional offices of the RAF and foreign participants - to address QSL-bureau of national amateur radio organizations.
If you qualify for any level of the award, the Diplomas in electronic form are posted on the website of the RAF for free download. No paper awards will be sent via mail.

Application for a certificate is made by your report of participation in the Memorial. The report must show the memorial stations contacted and all QSO data. . Proposals must be sent to the Organizing Committee of the Memorial. Sponsors will be noted in the final documents of the Memorial and the media. Sponsored prizes and awards in the prescribed manner will be awarded to participants of the Memorial.

Internet: http://pobeda.srr.ru/diploms/

Tks SP9JPA Blog 4/30/14

69th Anniversary Stations Listing:
LZ69VZ * RP69A RP69AH * RP69AK * RP69AP * RP69AU * RP69B RP69BA * RP69BG RP69BR * RP69CF * RP69CM *
RP69DF * RP69DK RP69EL RP69EN * RP69ES RP69FA * RP69FE * RP69FI * RP69GD * RP69GE RP69GF * RP69GI *
RP69GP * RP69GR * RP69GS * RP69GT * RP69GV RP69IF * RP69IS * RP69K * RP69KA * RP69KC RP69KD * RP69KE
RP69KF * RP69KL * RP69KM * RP69KN * RP69KO RP69KP RP69KR RP69L * RP69LK * RP69LL * RP69LS * RP69LU *
RP69M * RP69MB RP69MC * RP69MD * RP69MH RP69MK RP69ML * RP69MM * RP69MN * RP69MS * RP69MU RP69N
RP69NB RP69NF * RP69NP * RP69NV * RP69O * RP69ON * RP69OT RP69P * RP69PD * RP69PP * RP69PR RP69PW *
RP69R RP69RC * RP69RK RP69RP * RP69RT RP69RZ * RP69S RP69SB * RP69SD * RP69SE * RP69SF * RP69SK *
RP69SO RP69SP * RP69T * RP69TA * RP69TF * RP69TO * RP69TP * RP69TR * RP69UF * RP69V * RP69VA * RP69VB *
RP69VD * RP69VF RP69VK * RP69WF RP69WN RP69WR RP69YN * RP69Z * RP69ZA * RP69ZK *

3 - 31 May 2014

ITALY                                     20th Anniversary of A.R. I. Rivalta

The A.R.I. Rivalta group celebrates it’s 20th anniversary as a club and offers the following award to commemorate the event.

A. Participants: Open to all OM and SWL
B. Period: from 03 to May 31, 2014
C. Modes: 40 and 80 meters. phone
D. Call: "Cq, call IQ1AC (or with their names, which member of ARI Rivalta) ventessimo for the year of the founding of ARI Rivalta."
E. The list of the members are also the page of qrz.com http://www.qrz.com/db/IQ1AC
F. Required contact: IQ1AC, name of ARI Rivalta, must be contacted only once in the course of the event. This contact will be valid for 5 points. The QSO with the station IQ1AC will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.
G. Requirements: In order to achieve the certificate, you will need to obtain 20 points for the Italian stations and 10 points for foreign stations, with the only requirement of a link with the station IQ1AC, such as name of the Section. Members of the club, duly registered, will confirm the QSO took place with the name, QRK and your QTH, and the members will have a value of 1 point for obtaining the certificate.
H. SWL stations OK under same rules.
I. Each request for the award must be sent to the email address: segreteria@aririvalta.it with the attached log of contacts made and accompanied by your full name, name and e-mail address.
J. Certificate will be sent in PDF format, to all those who have scored the required score. Only one of the QSOs will be with IQ1AC. A printed award is available if you wish, and the award fee is 5 Euro.

List of Members of ARI Rivalta:   I1GMC   I1TEX    I1WUA   IK1YLK  IK1MDH   IK1YBL   IK1YLL   IK1IFQ   IK1BZW 

E-mail: segreteria@aririvalta.it
Internet: http://www.aririvalta.it/cms/index.php

Tks IK2EBP 4/30/14

May 4 - 10, 2014

USA                                      The Order of Boiled Owls of New York 60th Anniversary Award

The Order of Boiled Owls of New York, established in 1954 and dedicated to Amateur Radio HF contesting and DX’ing, invites Radio Amateurs worldwide to join the celebration of our 60th Anniversary by contacting Special Event Station W2OWL/60 to obtain a handsome award certificate.

1. Eligibility: All government-licensed Radio Amateurs worldwide.
2. Bands: All amateur frequencies below 30 MHz.
3. Modes: All Modes
4. Award Period: All contacts must be made between 0000Z, 4 May 2014 and 2359Z, 10 May 2014
5. W2OWL/60 will be operated by Order of Boiled Owls of New York club members: KA2D AA2DC K2DO N2FF KS2G N2GA NY2GB KC2KY K2LE W2LK NA2M N2MUN K2QMF K2RB N2UN N2YBB W2YK.
6. To receive an electronic (pdf) award certificate – e-mail your log showing date, time, mode and frequency band of one or more contacts to: n2mun@arrl.net
7. To receive a printed award certificate – send log information by postal mail to:
Philip R. Lewis – N2MUN
22 West Belle Terre Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Enclose $3.00 (U.S.) to cover certificate and mailing costs. (Only for the printed version).

Internet: http://obony.org/owls-special-60th-anniversary-operating-event/

Tks K2QMF 5/11/14

5 - 19 May 2014

FRANCE                                      Grand Prix de Pau Diploma

The Circuit de Pau, a 2760m long race course, hosts the 73rd Grand Prix de Pau and the 5th Grand Prix de Pau Historique this year. The local radio club (F6KDU) operates with the call TM64PAU around these two events from May 5 to 19, also issuing an award. QSL via F6KDU, vie bureau preferred.

Background information about the race: 

You can earn this special diploma if you have made 2 contacts (or SWL) with the special event station TM64PAU. One contact for the modern grand prix (part 1), and a second time for the historic grand prix (part 2). Provide a list of QSO made or reports for SWL listening (no QSL requested) and send your request by email to F4FWO to the following address: f4fwo@free.fr

The certificate will be sent free of charge in electronic format.

E-mail: f4fwo@free.fr
Internet: http://f6kdu.wordpress.com/activation-2/tm64pau/

Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14

9 May 2014

SPAIN                                  AOxEU: Europe Day "On The Air" 2014

On 9 May 2014, the following stations will be active: AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU. These are special call signs to commemorate the creation of the EU and European Radio Amateurs' Organization (EURAO), of which the EA Digital Federation is a founding member and who offers this Award.

How to contact the special stations? All day, they will be on the air using different bands and modes more usual (phony, CW, digital, etc.). A good way to locate them is through DX Cluster.

You can earn the award by contacting at least 3 of the special stations of different districts, and you will be able to download the special Award for free from the internet in pdf format. Those who get 5 districts contacted will reach the Award with distinctive Bronze, with 7 to Silver and with the all 9 to Gold.

Internet: http://www.fediea.org/eudota/

9 - 25 May 2014

BELARUS                                            "Great Hockey in Minsk" AWARD:

The Special event call sign EV2014ICE@mail.ru will be active during the period of the 78th World Championship of Ice Hockey in Minsk, Belarus.
Earn at least 78 points during the award period 9-25 May 2014 and you can apply for an e-award issued free of charge.

Point Values:
1. Contacts with special event stations EV2014WHC, EV2014ICE = 20 points for each contact.
2. Stations in Minsk with prefixes EV1, EU1, EW1 = 5 points for each contact.
3. Contacts with other Belarus stations with prefixes EV, EU, EW = 1 point for each QSO.
4. At least one QSO with a special event station is required.
5. Repeated contacts with these stations are allowed if they are made on different bands and in different modes.

Your application for the certificate should be in the form of an extract from your LOG and should be sent by e-mail to: EV2014WHC@TUT.BY . The electronic digital files will be issued for stations that qualify for the diploma from June 1st, 2014.

Additional Award is available: "Famous Five" AWARD:

At the time of the 78th Ice Hockey World Championship from the 9th till 25th of May 2014 will be awarded to stations who make 5 QSOs with each of the special event stations EV2014WHC and EV2014ICE. Repeat contacts with these stations are allowed if tyhey are made on different bands and in different modes. Apply for this certificate by submitting log extracts and sent by e-mail to: EV2014WHC@TUT.BY. This is also an electronic diploma which will be issued free of charge.

Email: ev2014ice@mail.ru
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/EV2014ICE

Tks K1BV Research 4/27/14

10-11 May 2014

ENGLAND                                           National Mills Weekend

The S.P.A.B. Mills section (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) runs this event every year on or around the second weekend in May, and Denby Dale Radio Society are co-ordinating the Radio side of this event. 
This event is not a contest, we would like you to have a good time and promote Amateur Radio while helping to preserve some of our heritage.
The certificate can be earned by working 10 or more Mills on the Air stations send a minimum of £5.00, which will be donated in full to SPAB, together with your log, to Darran G0BWB g0bwb@g0bwb.com .
Taking part in Mills on the Air is a great way to promote our hobby but also to help and publicise the work done by SPAB in keeping alive our industrial heritage.

E-mail: g0bwb@g0bwb.com
Internet http://www.mills-on-the-air.net/

Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14

10-11 May 2014

NETHERLANDS                                          The Dutch National Windmill and Waterpumpstation Weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, 10th/11th May 2014 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.  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 6th year.

Their web site shows those windmills and pumping stations that will be on air over the weekend of 10/11th May 2014 not only in Holland but in other European countries as well. If you would like to register your mill on the air please contact us on and we will do the rest. After this weekend it will be possible to put your Contacts Log online as well should you wish. This will be the first year that the sponsors are extending the award to be international and include all radio stations at mills not only in Holland but worldwide.

Requirement: This Award can be made to any station working:
a) Six different windmills or pumping stations or,
b) Six QSO’s with windmills or pumping stations on different Bands/Modes.

You may apply for the award in two ways:
a) via email as a PDF document with you sending your log via email. This will be free of charge.
b) via Postal Mail with you sending a paper log plus $5 or 5 Euro to cover postal costs.
The printed award will be provided on high quality 300gm paper.

SWL OK, but you should send in call signs of stations on both ends of the QSO that is heard..The Award will be free sent via email.
Payments may be sent via paypal to: pb7z@ziggo.nl
Mailing address for the paper Award is: PB7Z Bernard Zuidema, Zetveld 45 , 7848CX Schoonoord, The Netherlands.

E-mail: pb7z@ziggo.nl
E-mail: nationalemolendag@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.pd6mill.com/

Tks K1BV Research 4/24/14

(This is a true beauty.  Well worth the effort to earn. -- Ted K1BV)

FRANCE                         4th THE DAY OF YLs

This weekend is intended to promote YL activity and to gather on the air all amateur radio women around the world and of course all OM & SWL are invited to participate.

Organiser : Carine F5ISY, Sandra HK3JJB, Petra DF5ZV, Saraj KU6F, Dunia EA8MT, Helga IN3FHE

24-25 May 2014

1. Time : 2014-05-24 06h00 UTC to 2014-05-25 18h00 UTC
2. Bands : 3,5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz & for the first time VHF but no use of repeaters.
3. Look for activity (+/- 10 kHz) on the following center frequencies:
A. CW: 3.533, 7.033, 14.033, 21.033 and 28.033 MHz
B. RTTY: 3.588, 7.044, 14.088, 21.088 and 28.088 MHz
C. SSB: 3.733, 7.133, 14.213, 14.240, 14.300, 21.233, 21.400 and 28.433 MHz
4. Modes : CW, SSB, RTTY
5. Exchanges : RS(T) + YL/OM (e.g. 59(9)+ YL/OM)
6. The same station may be worked once on each band and mode
7. An award will be issued to all participants (SWLs also) who has earned at least 33 points with YLs (pdf file):
A/For OM to YL = 2 points
B.For YL to YL = 3 points
C/ For YL to OM = 1 point
8. Results will be published separately for OM and YLs according to the number of YLs logged
9. Logs : Mail log to f5isy at orange.fr not later than 2014-06-26
10. Log software : N1MM is suggested., although others are also suitable.

Our page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/YLs-Love-Ham-Radio/290410121089740 
Our group: www.facebook.com/group.php
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/F5ISY

Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14

1 May to 30 June 2014

ITALY                                CASTEL DEL MONTE" Award

The Award is available to licensed amateurs and SWLs of all over the world. QSO/HRD with stations operated by members of local section of A.R.I. ANDRIA and count 1 (one) point for each station, who pass reports and serial numbers. During the above period , some "jolly" (wild card stations), count 3 (three) points. All bands are allowed (WARC excluded).

Allowed modes are SSB, RTTY (DIGI) and FM. Contacts with the same station are allowed on the same day, but in different Band/Mode.

Is not required to send a QSL, but is certainly appreciated!

Send only a log extract (by mail or e-mail), containing full details of QSO/HRD.

The fee for the Award is: 10 Euros or 15 US$ or 5 New IRC (enclosed in the request). PAY-PAL is ok, and log may be sent via e-mail.

DX 5 points *
EU 10 points *
IT 20 points .

The Award is printed on parchment paper on which is engraved the image of Castel del Monte, a beautiful and charming octagonal monument erected in the eleventh century and a heritage of humanity. 
The request can be sent to the AWARD/QSL Manager IK7NXU until the 15th September each year: A.R.I. Sezione di ANDRIA c/o, IK7NXU Gaetano Giorgino, Via M.d'Azeglio, 116, I-76123 Andria (BT), ITALY.

Internet: http://www.qsl.net/ik7nxu/diploma_cdm.htm

Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14

1 May to 15 June 2014

ITALY                                                               34th International Diploma "Leonardo da Vinci"

1. Available to all amateurs and SWLs.
2. Bands: all the HF frequencies, but no WARC QSOs are allowed.
3. Mode: SSB only.
4. Requirements:
     a. Italian and European stations need 10 points or 10 SWL reports.
     b. Stations outside of Europe need 3 points or 3 SWL reports.
     c. Multiple contacts with the same station are OK if the contacts are made on different dates or bands. Contact with the same station made in a different band but same day, must be logged with at least one hour between the QSOs.
5. Point Values:
     a. Any contact or SWL report = 1 point.
     b. "Jolly" stations (wildcards) might be on air and a contact with such a station = 3 ponts. Only one contact per day on each band with such "Jolly" stations are allowee. .
     c. Every contact must be logged with:
          – progressive number
          – R-S report
          – QTR report
     d. IQ5EM, a super "Jolly" Stations of Empoli Radio Club, will be randomly active and any contacts with this station will be worth 5 points.
6. Applying: Send a log extract with all QSO data, including the serial number sent to you by the participating stations. Apply to: Sezione A.R.I. di Empoli P.o.Box 100 – 50053 Empoli (FI), Italy. The award fee is 10 Euro or $US10. All the amount of money Empoli Radio Club Station collects, will be contributed to the Italian League against Cancer.

Internet: http://www.ariempoli.altervista.org/Regolamento_XXXIV_Diploma_e_Concorso_Leonardo_da_Vinci_2014.html 

K1BV Research 5/4/14

21 May to 21 June 2014

ITALY                                               The 1st Diploma "Misteri di Campobasso"

The Campobasso Section of C.I.S.A.R., with the patronage of the Association "Misteri e Tradizioni" of Campobasso has sponsored the 1st Diploma "Misteri di Campobasso". The award publicizes the event that has a unique charm for its particular characteristics that combines the cultural, folkloristic and suggestive aspect of a religious procession which is truly unique in its kind.

1. Participation is open to all radio amateurs and Italian and foreigner SWL.
2. Period from 00,00 GMT of the 21st May 2014 to 23,59 GMT of 21st June 2014.
3. Bands: all HF bands in the segments recommended by IARU
4. Mode: SSB, CW (digital RTTY AND PSK31)
5. The same station may be contacted only once a day per band and per mode.
6. CW/PSK31/RTTY Call. The call will be the following: CQ AWARD Misteri di Campobasso K
7. SSB Call. The English call will be the following: Award misteri di Campobasso
8. The alternative call in Italian will be the following: Diploma Misteri di Campobasso
9. Stations will pass their RST reports
10. Point values:
     a. all stations except special event station are worth 1 point.
     b. The Special Station IQ8GZ is worth 5 points
11. Points required:
     a. Italian stations need 20 points.
     b. all others need 16 points.

Submission: To be posted in Cabrillo format (via email) to: info@iz8iaw.com
Award manager IZ8IAW, QSL manger: IQ8GZ.

12. REQUESTS: The diploma will be downloadable from the website http://cisarcampobasso.jimdo.com/ automatically. The diploma will be printed and sent via regular mail only to those radio amateurs without internet who have requested it at the following address:C.I.S.A.R. – Sezione di Campobasso, Via Muricchio 1, I-86100 CAMPOBASSO, Italy.
13 Award is available in hard copy and mailed to you: In case of direct request a contribution of € 10,00 or $15,00 (USD) will be required. This will entitle you to receive the diploma printed on hard paper. Send a copy of the receipt and confirmation of payment to the Treasurer IW8XOI Vittorio Pizzuto – email: iw8xoi@libero.it
IBAN: IT76V0200803813000102641402 CISAR CAMPOBASSO
14. DEADLINE: Applications for the direct diploma must be received no later than 30/07/2014.
15. INFORMATION regarding the diploma can be searched on the official website of Campobasso Section of C.I.S.A.R. http://cisarcampobasso.jimdo.com or http://www.qrz.com/db/iq8gz .

The information on the Festival of the Mysteries can be acquired on the website of the Association " Misteri e Tradizioni" http://www.misterietradizioni.com

E-mail: iw8xoi@libero.it
Internet http://cisarcampobasso.jimdo.com or http://www.qrz.com/db/IQ8GZ (English)

Tks PA3CUZ 6/8/14

1 - 29 June 2014

ROMANIA                           "20th Anniversary of SCOUTING in VALCEA County Renaissance"

This diploma was created to mark the anniversary of 20 years since the creation of the first units of scouts, after 1989, in Valcea county. Contact special event station and scout members on 80 and 40 meters SSB during the period 1 – 29 June 2014.

Requirement: Earn a minimum 150 points awarded as follows:

Point values:
YP20SV - Special callsign = 10 points; (1 contact is required)
YO7KRS – radio club station = 10 points (1 contact is required)
Individual stations, radio club members and friends, = 8 points:

YO7AOG - Ba(ducu
YO7HKM – Dana
YO7GDB – Relu
YO7HUY – Cristi
YO7GWA – Lee
YO7HUX – Ana
YO7HKR - Adi
YO7FWA – Nelu
YO7FHV - Camelia
YO7HUZ - Nicu

Diploma "20 years of SCOUTING in VALCEA" may be requested by mail, no later than 1 October 2014, with the log of QSO’s made or extracted log with min.150 points. 
The cost of the Diploma (on paper) is 5 EUR and also it can be obtained free of charge in electronic form by e-mail. 
Mailing address: Cercetasii României - Centrul local Mircea cel Ba(trân, C.P.50, O.P.5, 240370 – Râmnicu Vâlcea, Judetul Vâlcea, ROMANIA.

E-mail: yo7hkr@yahoo.com or nicualmasi@yahoo.com
Internet http://www.qrz.com/db/YP20SV

Tks PA3CUZ 6/8/14


June 1 - 29, 2014

HUNGARY                                           DANUBE RIVER DAY

The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River has declared June 29, each year to be the INTERNATIONAL DANUBE DAY. On the occasion of the event the group of Hungarian ham radio amateurs who reside at the Danube River Bend in HUNGARY call for a regularly organized special event activity each year.

a. Participation: all licensed amateurs
b. Period: 0000 UT June 01, - 2359 UT June 30, each year
c. Bands: all
d. Mode: all, repeater operation is accepted, and VoIP (EchoLink, etc.) operation is also allowed if both sides are on radio (Radio - VoIP System - Radio).
e. Special Event Station: -== HG7DANUBE ==-
f. Report: all participants will send signal report, operator's name, and QTH. Stations located alongside the river shall send "nr Danube" or "/Danube" as well.
g. Points: Stations alongside Danube River from all 10 countries which border the river are worth 1 point, and 2 points can be claimed for them on DANUBE DAY (June 29, according to UT).
h. QSOs with HG7DANUBE are worth 5 points all over the activity period except on June 29, according to UT when 10 points can be claimed.
i. A station sending "nr Danube" or "/Danube" counts once for scoring independently from band and mode over the activity period.

Important: Station counts Danube river station if its QTH is a settlement that bordered or crossed by the Danube or operating portable on the bank or on an island of Danube or sailing on the river. General rule that everybody can work everybody.
Log/AWARD application instructions: Activity logs and/or applications for the DANUBE AWARD are to be sent to: Mr. Jozsef Szekely HA7VY, H-2011 Budakalasz, Kinizsi u. 5., Hungary or via email: HA7VY ha7vyjozsi@gmail.com as text attachment till July 30, in the actual year as to activity logs concerned. Your standard log extract (or spreadsheet) will highly be appreciated.

Final scores will also be published on their website noted below.
Cup and certificates will be mailed to the winners. Please attach 2 EUR or equivalent in IRC to only Danube Award application for covering cost of postage.

E-mail: ha7vyjozsi@gmail.com
Internet: http://ha2mn.dsgnet.hu/danubeday.html

Tks K1BV Research

1 - 30 June 2014

CZECH REPUBLIC                                        The OL140FIRE award

The OL140FIRE award is a short time award dedicated to 140th Anniversary of the Fire brigade in Horni Marsov and annual meeting of volunteer fire brigades "Hasicske slavnosti 2013" in Litomerice, Czech Republic. We encourage activity for all licensed hams who are members of professional and volunteer Fire brigades, active or retired, all around the world.

Special Event Station OL140FIRE will be QRV from June 1st till June 15th, 2013 and will be operated by Fire Fighting Hams. On Jun 1st we'll be active from Horni Marsov during celebrations of 140th Anniversary of local Fire brigade. Between Jun 7th - 8th we'll show ham radio operation to public during the great meeting of volunteer fire brigades in Litomerice. In between these public actions OL140FIRE will be operated by number of different OK hams who are also Firemen. The Meeting "Hasicske slavnosti Litomerice 2013" was cancelled due to ongoing floods but the station OL140FIRE will be QRV anyway !!!

Award requirements:
1 QSO with OL140FIRE plus 2 QSOs with Fire fighting Hams from the list shown below between June 1st - June 30th, 2013.


Every QSO with OL140FIRE will be confirmed with thematic QSL card.Nearly on-line log (update once a day): www.hamlog.eu/ol140fire. QSL via OK5AM buro or direct.

You can also get the special Award upon following conditions: 1 QSO with OL140FIRE + 2 QSOs with FireHams from the list between Jun 1st - Jun 15th, 2013.

Applications for the Award with details of QSO's should be sent by e-mail: ol140fire@seznam.cz . This list will supplemented when other OK Fire Hams subscribe on e-mail.

This time the activity is limited to OK hams but if you are an active or ex Fire Ham from a different country or continent, let us know by e-mail: ol140fire@seznam.cz . Provide your Callsign, Fire Dept., Name and e-mail contact and we'll try to organize next year’s activity to include other countries. Please send us by e-mail any firefighting related pictures of you or other members from your fire department. We plan to show our firefighting community that Firehams are all around the world.

E-mail ol140fire@seznam.cz

Tks PA3CUZ and QRZ site OL140FIRE

7 June 2014

ROMANIA        Save the Green Planet Earth - Green Party 2014

Work at least 7 stations from 7 entities in different natural parks and nature protected reserves/areas on at least 2 continents. The station with top worked countries will get a special award.
Requests must be received before 01.08.2014. Cost of the printed award is 5 Euro or 5 valid IRC's. Apply to Fenyo Stefan Pit, P.O. Box 19-43, RO-033210 Bucuresti 19, Romania
If you request that the award be sent by electronic means, there is NO COST for the pdf document.

Apply by e-mail to: fenyo3jw(at)yahoo.com
Internet: http://wff-yo.blogspot.com 

Tks YO3JW 6/5/14 

10-20 June 2014

RUSSIA 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Vyborg

The award honors the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Vyborg on June 20, 1944. It is sponsored by radio fans of Vyborg and may be earned by collecting 70 points for radio contacts with amateur station of Vyborg and the Vyborgsky (RDA district LO24) during the period with 10-20 June, 2014. Repeated QSOs with the same station on different bands and modes are valid for the award.

Point Values:
a. QSOs with amateur stations in Vyborg =10 points,
b. QSOs with Ó/l Vyborgsky district = 5 points
c. QSOs with special call sign UE70VBG, memorial station RP69VB (Active from 3 May to 9 May 2014) and UA1CDA as the founder of the diploma, = 15 points.
d. Stations in Asia and Far East may multiply the point values by 2.

Send log extract to ua1cda@mail.ru , and payment for the printing of diplomas of 100 rubles to Devyatkin Alexei Yu UA1CDA, ul. Borovaya, 7-1, Sovetsky, Vyborgsky r-n, pos. Leningrad obl., 188918 Russia.

E-mail: ua1cda@yandex.ru
Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2837.html
Historical information covering Vyborg: http://www.vbgcity.ru/vyborg (Russian)

Tks QRZ.ru 6/17/14

14-24 June 2014

ITALY                               1st AWARD OF HISTORIC FLORENTINE FOOTBALL

Sponsored by the Florence Radio Group Under The Patronage Of Calcio Storico Florentino and the Cooperation of ARI Scandicci.

3. WHEN: THE AWARD WILL START TO 14/06/2014 AT 00:00 UTC AND WILL END AT 24/06/2014 AT 23:59 UTC.
5. BANDS: 20, 40, AND 80 METERS
6. REPORTS Just send RST, no progressive number needed. :
12. EMAIL TO SEND LOGS AND PROOFS OF PAYMENTS IS: diplomacalciostorico@grupporadiofirenze.net

E-mail: diplomacalciostorico@grupporadioradiofirenze.net
Internet: grupporadiofirenze.net/files/PRIMO_DIPLOMA_CSF-EN.pdf 

Tks K1BV Research

14 - 15 June 2014
21 - 22 June 2014

ENGLAND                                                     International Museums Weekend

The museums taking part over the years have included ships, castles, air museums, Napoleonic forts, pumping stations, wireless museums, racing museums and many others. For the purposes of the event, the word 'museum' is loosely interpreted. There really is no shortage of venues in which such an event can be staged, no matter where in the world you might live. 

Check the sponsor website for complete list of participating museums. http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/stations.htm .

Requirements: Amateur Stations should contact 5 or 20 different museum participants. SWL need to log 10 registered stations. These awards will be in PDF format sent out by EMail and will be free of charge

To claim the awards send a log extract with your Email Address, Name and Call-Sign.

Your logs should also include:
a. the registration number from the IMW website list.
b.call of the museum station worked
c. date
d. time in UTC
e. Band
f. Mode
g.and in case of SWLs: call sign of the station worked by the museum station.

Please include all IMW stations worked as the Awards states how many you worked in total not just the 5 or 20 or 10 required for the award. The log extracts can be in any the following formats: txt, doc/docx, xls/xlsx, pdf, jpg and should be sent to The Awards Manager , Hans Jurgen-Schmelzer DE3EAR, by EMail

E-mail: hugotir@t-online.de
Internet: http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/Awards.htm

Tks PA3CUZ 6/8/14

7June-8 June 2014

USA                                             MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND EVENT 2014

This award is sponsored by The Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station and will take place from 0000Z June 7 through 2359Z June 8, 2014.

Requirement: you must work at least 15 different participating ships. All stations that work at least 15 different ships of those participating (listed below) will receive a certificate if they send a copy of their log entries showing these contacts. Working the same ship on different frequencies DOES NOT count as 2 ships. Working a ship not listed will not count

To get your certificate, send a copy of your log for the 15 ships and fee of $4.00 to the following address by Sept 30, 2014. (The $4 covers the cost of the envelope, postage and printing supplies. We will provide the large envelope to mail the certificates in.) We do not give certificates for SWL.

Send application to: Margaret Burgess KB2BRR, 150 Schooner Ave., Barnegat, NJ 08005, USA.

NEW: The sponsor will post a spreadsheet listing the ships with their call signs so you can use it to sort the ships by callsign to make it easier to find. It will be posted on Friday June 6, 2014 just before the start of the event.

Ships wishing to participate should send a note to museum@nj2bb.org with the name of ship, callsign, location and contact info for person responsible. If you are having trouble reaching the museum e-mail address, please send info to this address instead: mdbprod@hotmail.com

E-mail: museum@nj2bb.org 
Internet: http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/ (List of qualifying ships is on this page)

Tks PA3CUZ 6/8/14

July 12 - 13, 2014

USA                                 IARU Contest - Participation Awards

General: The 2014 Organizing Committee would like to encourage everyone to work the WRTC2014 teams during the competition. We also would like to receive your log within 6 hours after the contest to help with the log checking. 
There are two levels of rewards for working the teams.

General WRTC2014 "Chase" Rules

Objective: For home stations to work the WRTC2014 stations on as many band/modes as possible.
Competition: Starts 1200Z on July 12, 2014. Ends 1200Z on July 13, 2014. This is the same as the IARU HF Championship.
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 meters. CW and SSB.
Exchange: Signal report and ITU zone (See page with conversion of USA states to ITU zones)
Log submission: Same as for IARU HF Championship. Logs must be in Cabrillo format. Send log by email attachment to
iaruhf@arrl.org before 1800z July 13, 2014 to be eligible for Participation Awards (see below). Log must indicate the mailing address where any award can be sent.
Participation Award Regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America (outside W1), New England (W1 call area), Oceania, South America.

Note: The WRTC2014 stations will have distinctive call signs:

WRTC2014 Stations:

Activity Awards
1. The WRTC2014 stations will confirm all contacts by QSL card via the bureau for DX stations and direct to US stations through ARRL’s Logbook of the World
2. Each QSO with a WRTC team counts for 5 points for the ARRL Centennial QSO Party.
3. Any station that appears in all 59 WRTC team logs will be able to download a certificate from the WRTC2014 Web site after the contest.
No log submission is required for Activity Awards.

Participation Awards (requires log submission)
1. Assistant Judge Awards - Everyone who submits a log will be given the title of "Assistant Judge of WRTC2014." All logs received within six hours after the end of the contest will be entered into a drawing for one of 25 "WRTC2014 Assistant Judge" hats.
2. Bronze Awards - Every station that submits a log containing confirmed contacts with the WRTC teams on 30 or more band/modes will entered into a drawing to win one of 10 WRTC2014 bronze medals or one of 50 WRTC2014 mouse pads.
3. Silver Awards - A Silver medal will be awarded to the first 5 stations from each continent and W1 that have confirmed contacts with all 59 teams regardless of mode. Any other stations that work all 59 teams will be entered into a drawing to win one of 25 WRTC2014 hats.
4. Gold Awards - Gold medals will be awarded to the top 5 band/mode leaders in each continent and W1. In the event of a tie, the order will be determined by earliest completion time. (With 59 teams, 5 bands, and 2 modes, there are 590 possible band/modes available.)

Direct any questions to info@wrtc2014.org 

Tks 2014 IARU Contest 7/2/14 

July 12 - 13, 2014

ENGLAND                                        WARC GR2HQ Awards

Individual stations that contact GR2HQ on up to 12 band/mode slots will also be eligible for a special certificate issued by the GR2HQ team. This is the 12th year that these award certificates have been available.

Bronze award certificate : GR2HQ on three, four or five band/modes
Silver award certificate : GR2HQ on six, seven or eight band/modes
Gold award certificate : GR2HQ on nine, ten or eleven band/modes
Platinum award certificate : GR2HQ on all twelve band/modes

1. Special Platinum award certificates will be awarded to the first station in the U.K. and the first station outside the U.K. to work GR2HQ on all 12 band/modes in the shortest possible time. (This time will be measured from the 1st QSO with GR2HQ to the 12th QSO with GR2HQ, as logged in the GR2HQ logfile)

2. Special Platinum award certificates will be awarded to every station who works GR2HQ on all 12 band/modes within a 30 minute period (again measured from the QSO times in the GR2HQ logfile) You choose when the 30 minute period is, within the 24 hour operating period.

The GR2HQ Awards are free, but your application must be made by e-mail, not by post.

Emailed Award Certificate applications must your show your callsign in the subject line and the GR2HQ contacts should be sent as an attachment in Cabrillo format. Applications should be Submitted by e-mail by 31st July 2014. Please include your full name. All applications will be acknowledged by e-mail. bottom of this page.

GR2HQ Award certificates will be sent out ELECTRONICALLY (as a PDF file) - for you to print at home -

3. 'The race against the clock' Shield . This Award, sponsored by David Deane EI9FBB, will be awarded to the first Overseas (non-UK) operator to work GR2HQ on all 12 band/mode slots in the shortest possible time i.e. the first person to work GR2HQ on all 12 band/mode slots in the least number of minutes.

This new Award is a Rosewood shield bearing the IARU logo, with silver plates which will be engraved with the winner's name and callsign. This Shield will be presented (along with the other GR2HQ Trophies) at the RSGB HF Convention which is held in October each year. The winner may opt take the Shield home, but will then be responsible for returning it to David EI9FBB before the end of June the following year. Alternatively, the winner may opt to just have photographs taken at the Convention and not retain the Shield for a year. David EI9FBB will also sponsor a plaque, salver or medal for each year's winner to keep.

July 12 - 13, 2014

POLAND                            SN0HQ Award

The award was introduced in 2003, and a different design will be used every year the WTRC contest is held. Contacts must be made during one edition of the "IARU HF Championship", held each year during the second full weekend of July.

Requirements- contacts with SN0HQ :
For European stations - 4 QSO's or reception reports,
For DX stations - 3 QSO's or reception reports.

Attention: The "SN0HQ-I" certificate can be scored annually. Applications (a GCR list is mandatory) and the relevant fee should be sent to the following address: Award Manager, PZK HQ Secretariat, P.O.Box 54, 85-613 Bydgoszcz 13, Poland.

See "General Rules" http://www.awards.pzk.org.pl/general-rules.html

Tks DH5MM 7/9/14

July 12 - 13, 2014

SWITZERLAND                                  The HB9HQ Award 2014

The USKA sponsors the HB9HQ award for each year that the WRTC is held. It is on the one hand meant as a kind of reward for those radio amateurs who contact the 12 stations during the IARU HF World HB9HQ Championship. On the other hand, it is also a recognition for the achievements that everyone has a radio amateur in the final of HB9HQ.

The award is issued in four classes, which require 3, 6, 9 or 12 QSOs with HB9HQ on different bands and modes during the contest. The award will be presented electronically as a PDF for no charge. Application with log extract of the contacts made should be sent by e-mail to traffic@uska.ch . Logs may also be sent to their website - refer to link shown below. (Link Zur Webseite")

Internet: http://uska.ch/amateurfunkpraxis/hb9hq0/hb9hq-award/

Tks DH5MM 7/9/14

July 12 - 13, 2014

ROMANIA                YR0HQ - HF World Championship Award

YR0HQ will be the HQ station representing the Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR), as an IARU society member, in the IARU HF World Championship (July 12-13th). The contest log will be uploaded into LoTW, ClubLog and eQSLcc. Paper QSLs are via the Bureau or direct from YO3KAA. 

To encourage contacts with YR0HQ, on both modes and on all  six bands during the 2014 IARU HF World Championship, the Romanian  Amateur Radio Federation (FRR) will offer, free of charge, a printable award in PDF or, JPG format.  The  award will be issued in 4 Classes to all those who can prove at least 3, 6, 9 or 12 contacts with YR0HQ,  as follows: 

YR0HQ 2014 Award - Extra Class: 12 QSOs  
YR0HQ 2014 Award - Class 1: 9 QSOs
YR0HQ 2014 Award - Class 2: 6 QSOs
YR0HQ 2014 Award - Class 3: 3 QSOs

To apply for the award, just  send a log extract or a copy of the Cabrillo log via E-mail, no earlier than 30 days after the end of the contest but  no later than November 1st, 2014, to: yo3apj@gmail.com   

Penn DX #1169  

12 - 13 July 2014

GERMANY                         BRF Head Quarters Award 

The Brave Radio Friends offers this award to all amateur radio operators and SWLs. for contacting/SWL a minimum of 10 different Headquarters Stations of different nations during the IARU HF World Championship from July 12 (1200 UTC) till July 13 (1200 UTC). Each headquarters station only counts once, irrespective of band, mode or call sign (e.g. EA4HQ and EA8HQ are one headquarters of Spain).  The number of headquarters worked/heard will be entered in the award.

The award is available as a pdf only and there is no award fee.  Send your application with log extract in alphabetical order of the headquarter stations by e-mail to de3ear@darc.de .  Deadline of the application: August 31, 2014.

Tks DE3EAR 6/30/14

June 7 to July 21, 2014

FRANCE                                        TM70BBC and the Castle Creully

TM70BBC is the special event station activated to celebrate the 70 th anniversary of the Normandy landings of June 4 to July 21, 2014. The Castle tower Creully was the first studio of the Britiish Broadcasting Company established in France from June 7 to July 21, 1944 which hosted newspaper war correspondents around the world, on the Normandy front in 1944.

During the period of the station’s activities, the Radio Museum will be open free to the public. QSLs are via buro or F5UOW ($ 2 or € 2) but no IRC.

A special award will be offered to stations that contact TM70BBC on 3 different bands, regardless of mode. The award is free if you desire a digital image of the award. Just send QSO data in an e-mail to tm70bbv@orange.fr . If a paper certificate is requested, a contribution of 5€ will be requested to cover costs.

E-mail: tm70bbc@orange.fr
Internet: http://qrz.com/db/

Tks K1BV Research

February 1 to August 12, 2014

ROMANIA                   6th Annual International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics

Between the 1st and the 10th of August 2014, the city of Suceava, Romania, is hosting the 8th annual edition of the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics – http://www.ioaa2014.ro . The event will take place at the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava and will bring together participants from more than 40 countries.

The amateur radio operators from the Suceava County are promoting this event by giving an award certificate to ham operators worldwide who, between February 1st and August 12th 2014, earn 50 points by making two way contacts with specific stations in the Suceava area (see the stations and points list below) and a compulsory contact with the special call sign YR8IOAA. Contacts made in all modes and bands (HF, VHF and up) count towards the award.

SWLs are also eligible for the award. However, only the complete contact entries are valid, meaning that a valid log entry must contain both station's calls (the SWL needs to hear them both).

The award in electronic format is free of charge and can be obtained by sending the request and the log at yo8kgu@yahoo.com . The paper award can be obtained by sending by mail the request and the paper log at the address: Simioniuc Gheorghe, Universitatea "Stefan cel Mare" Suceava, Facultatea de Inginerie Electrica si Stiinta Calculatoarelor,str. Universitatii, nr.13, Romania.  – The price of the paper award is 2 Euro.

In order to obtain the award, a total of 50 points must be acquired and at least one valid contact with the special call (YR8IOAA).

Point Values:
a. Special call sign YR8IOAA = 20 points
b. Suceava University Amateur Radio Club Stations YO8BDW, YO8SBQ, YO8SBR, YO8TLC, YO8TTT, YO8KGU = 10 points
c. Suceava County Stations: YO8AZQ, YO8DOH, YO8NR, YO8SS, YO8SKY, YO8SSH, YO8SXX, YO8SSQ, YO8KGA, YO8KGB, YO8KGT, YO8KUU, YQ8ANT, YR8D = 5 points

E-mail: yo8kgu@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/YR8IOAA And http://www.ioaa2014.ro

Tks QRZ.com 2/21/14

12-13 July 2014

ITALY                            Fausto Coppi Award

The ARI Section di Tortona establishes this award which will be issued to amateur and SWL stations to commemorate and keep alive the memory of the "Champion of Champions".

Angelo Fausto Coppi, 15 September 1919 – 2 January 1960, was the dominant international cyclist of the years each side of the Second World War. His successes earned him the title Il Campionissimo, or champion of champions. He was an all-round racing cyclist and he excelled in both climbing and time trialing, and was also a great sprinter.

Contact the special event station IQ1TW on as many different HF bands and modes as possible during the 48 hour period. Sponsor would like all stations to use the log sheet provided on their website, though other versions are accepted if they contain Callsign, Date, UTC, Band and Mode.  All HF bands 80-10 meters and all modes SSB, CW, PSK31 and RTTY accepted if permitted on the band.

Fee for the award is 15€ or $US20 which may be paid by currency or to the PAYPAL account pierpaolo.liuzzo@alice.it . A copy of the proof of payment should be attached to your application. All those applying for the award will be entered into a raffle for prizes.

Apply to: Pier Paolo Liuzzo IZ1XBB, Strada Fornaci 23 A - 15057 Tortona (AL), Italy.

E-mail: award@aritortona.it
Internet: http://www.aritortona.it/ari/diploma/fausto-coppi/Regulation.pdf 

Tks N1NN 3/1/14

1 May to 31 July 2014

POLAND                                        Elblag 777 Award

The award celebrates the 777th anniversary of the foundation of Elblag City. The event is organised and the award is issued by a group of amateur radio operators from Elblag composed of: Jerzy SP2GUB, Wojtek SP4QCU, Robert SP2BIR, Janek SP2HMY, Sawek SP4EOO. Make as many QSOs as possible with amateur radio operators who live or have at some point lived in Elblag or who live in Elblag's twin cities. The award event is open to both Polish and foreign amateurs, clubs and SWL stations.

The organisers will ensure that the following special event stations will be active during "Elblag 777" event:
SN777EL – Wojtek SP4QCU                 SN777BL – Sawek SP4EOO
SN777AG – Jurek SP2GUB                  SN777HMY – Janek SP2HMY
SN777HHX – W?odek SP2HHX                SN777E – Sylwester SP2FAP
SN777BIR – Robert SP2BIR                SN777RIT – Adam SP2RIT
SQ2MTF – Krzysiek Elblag                SQ4TBQ – Bartosz Elbla;g
SP2NBA – Jerzy Elbla;g                  M0GLV – Marcin SP4BHD
SP2LQP - Piotr Chojnice                 SQ5ABG/SN5L - Wiesaw Szren'sk
DK0LR – club station from Leer (Twin)   Hermann DK2BE
ES4CASTLE – club station from Narva (Elblag's Twin City)
ES4RM - Sergei Narva - Elblag's Twin City

A list of special event stations, stations which have at some point been connected to Elbla;g or are temporarily operating from Elbla;g or Elbla;g's Twin Cities will be available at the following websites: www.sn777.pl and www.elblag777.pl

Bands – HF and VHF, according to the current band plan.
Mode – SSB, CW, DIGI.

Award requirements: to receive the award you need to earn at least 777 points for proven contacts or SWLing, regardless of band or emission type.

Point Values:
a. SN777EL, SN777BL, SN777AG special event stations – 100 pts
b. Other SN777 stations – 70 pts
c. Twin City stations – 50 pts
d. Individual stations who have at some point been connected to Elbla;g or are temporarily operating from Elbla;g without the SN777 prefix – 20 pts.

Points are rewarded for the first communication in the given band regardless of emission type. You may be rewarded further points for communicating with the same station on other bands using any emission type. The required number of 777 points may be achieved through additional communications with SN777 stations, but such communications cannot be repeated in the same band in the same month, i.e. points will be rewarded for a maximum of 3 QSOs (May, June, July) with a given station in the same band, regardless of emission type.

BONUS: Arranging the word ELBLAG from the suffixes of SN777EL, SN777BL and SN777AG stations on one band will give you a one-time super bonus of 150 pts. Points can be rewarded for the word ELBLAG only once. During the QSO, stations participating in the event are obliged to inform about the award event and the amount of points rewarded.

Participants who meet the requirements and wish to receive the award should send their entry with a log extract listing the points obtained to the following eMail address: award@sn777.pl by 31 October 2014. 
The award is free in digital format. On the participant's request and after receiving a payment of PLN 40PLN/10Euro, a paper copy of the award will be sent to the address provided in the entry.
Participants who accumulate the highest number of points will receive special gifts related to the 777th anniversary of Elblag City.

The event will be tallied by 31 December 2014 and the results will be published on the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and eQTC websites as well as in "S'R".

E-mail: award@sn777.pl 
Internet: www.sn777.pl and www.elblag777.pl

Tks SP2FAP (who will be SN777E). 5/13/14


1 May - 31 July 2014

ITALY                                              "80th Anniversary of A.R.I. TRENTO Award".

A.R.I. Trento was founded in 1934 by Danilo Briani (I2CN) and other pioneer OMs. The club, in honor of his 80th Anniversary, has sponsored this special award.

A. PERIOD OF OPERATION: Will be considered valid QSO or SWL report from May 1 to July 31, 2014 on all bands allocated to the Amateur Radio Service in PHONE-MODE, CW and DIGI-MODE.
B. NO use of Repeaters, Transponder, Echolink or similar.
C. Requirements: Contact Special Callsign II3TN, the Club Station IQ3TN and at least 5 Members of A.R.I. Trento Club (an updated list of valid Callsign is available on www.aritn.it ).
D. Multiple QSO with the same A.R.I. Club Member are only valid if made the same day on different Band or Mode, or on different Days.
E. AWARD REQUEST: The Award must be requested from "A.R.I. TRENTO, Via Enrico Conci 86/A, 38123 TRENTO (TN) – ITALY" with a contribution of 10 EURO or 10 DOLLARS. The request must have the name of the applicant (name, surname and full postal address). For each QSO or SWL, provide information about Date, Time, Frequency or Band, Mode and Callsign.

E-mail: segreteria@aritn.it
Club web site: www.aritn.it
Also on: http://www.qrz.com/db/II3TN?ref=938376077

Tks K1BV Research 5/2/14

1 May to 31 July 2014

ITALY                                                80th Anniversary Of Radio A.R.I. Trento Award

The A.R.I. Trento was founded in 1934 by Danilo Briani (I2CN) and other pioneer OMs.
In honor of this 80th Anniversary, offers the "80 YEARS OF RADIO – A.R.I. TRENTO AWARD".
Contact the club station II3TN and members of the group on all bands and modes of PHONE, CW and DIGITAL. No use of repeaters, transponders, Echolink or similar systems.
Contact special call sign II3TN, club call sign IQ3TN and at least 5 Members of A.R.I. Trento Club (an updated list of valid Callsign is available on www.aritn.it ).
Multiple QSO with the same A.R.I. Club Member are only valid if made the same day and on different Bands or Modes or on different Days.

Apply to "A.R.I. TRENTO, Via Enrico Conci 86/A, 38123 TRENTO (TN) – ITALY" with a contribution of 10 EURO or 10 DOLLARS. The request must have the show the name of the applicant (name, surname and full postal address). For each QSO or (SWL) information about Date, Time, Frequency or Band, Mode and Callsign, must be given.

Internet (rules) : http://www.aritn.it/portal/default.aspx  
Internet http://www.qrz.com/db/II3TN?ref=499483296 of http://www.aritn.it/portal/80esimo-ari-trento.aspx
Memberlist http://www.aritn.it/portal/elenco-dei-soci.aspx

Tks PA3CUZ 4/27/14

1 May - 22 July 2014

POLAND                              DIPLOMA "45 YEARS SP8PRL"

This award commemorates the 45th anniversary of the club SP8PRL. The sponsor of the diploma "45 YEARS SP8PRL" is Chelm Amateur Radio Club SP8PRL with its registered office at 22-100, ul. Wojs?awicka 21/23.
Requirements: To obtain the, earn a minimum of 45 points by contacting club officials and members during the period from 01-05-2014 to 22-07-2014.

Point Values:
a. List of stations - the current members of the Club - belonging to the diploma "45 YEARS SP8PRL" and the number of points awarded for establishing contact with these stations:
     Sylwia SQ8MXN - 5 points
     Marek SQ8MFM - 5 points
     Marek SQ8MXS - 5 points
     Andrew SP8FNA - 5 points
     Viktor SP8ENS - 5 points
     Sebastian SQ5NWD - 5 points
     Radek SQ8HNB - 5 points
     Peter SQ8PKJ - 5 points
     David SQ8SKD - 5 points
b. Station Club SP8PRL - 30 points - one contact is mandatory. During contests, the club uses the special call sign of SN8P, which counts for the mandatory QSO.
c. Foreign stations and SWLs have the same requirements as Polish stations.
d. Stations who were previous members of the Club SP8PRL - may receive the diploma for the fulfillment of just one requirement, namely one contact with SP8PRL club station, giving the operator the dates that they were members.
e. "Excellent sticker", will be added to the award for anyone who contacts all of the specific stations listed above in item a.
f. All bands and modes. Communications by repeater QSOs are OK.

Diploma in electronic format (JPG) is free. The paper version of the diploma, including the cost of envelopes and postage stamps will be sent after sending postage stamps with a value of PLN 6. 
Applications for the diploma in paper format should be sent to klub@sp8prl.pl or postal address Chelmski Amateur Radio Club 22-100 ul. Wojs?awicka 21/23, Poland.

The deadline for applications is 31-08-2014. Confirmation of communication in the form of QSL cards are not required but greatly appreciated.

E-mail: klub@sp8prl.pl
Internet: http://www.sp8prl.pl/viewpage.php?page_id=48

Tks K1BV Research 3/31/14

June 1 to July 30, 2014

BRAZIL                       The Brazil Soccerland Award

The Brazilian Amateur Radio league - LABRE, in commemoration of Brazil,s national past-time, and most popular sport in the world and honoring soccer lovers from all over the world offers this special certificate.
The "Brazil Soccerland Certificate" is a short time award requiring contacts from June, 1 2014 to July, 30 2014. All licensed HAM RADIO and RADIO LISTENERS (SWL) may obtain the Certificate.
Look for and contact the 27 active stations, one in each of the 26 Brazilian States plus the Federal District. There will be 12 key stations with prefix ZX14 and 15 special stations with ZY14 prefix, as follows:

State           Call Sign               State                Call Sign
Acre              ZY14AC                  Pará                 ZY14PA
Alagoas           ZY14AL                  Paraná               ZX14PR
Amapá             ZY14AP                  Pernambuco           ZX14PE
Amazonas          ZX14AM                  Piauí                ZY14PI
Bahia             ZX14BA                  Rio de Janeiro       ZX14RJ
Ceará             ZX14CE                  Rio Grande do Norte  ZX14RN
Distrito Federal  ZX14DF                  Rio Grande do Sul    ZX14RS
Espírito Santo    ZY14ES                  Rondônia             ZY14RO
Goiás             ZY14GO                  Roraima              ZY14RR
Maranhão          ZY14MA                  Santa Catarina       ZY14SC
Mato Grosso       ZX14MT                  São Paulo            ZX14SP
Mato Grosso do Sul ZY14MS                 Sergipe              ZY14SE
Minas Gerais      ZX14MG                  Tocantins            ZY14TO
Paraíba ZY14PB
Award Levels and Requirements:
The "Brazil Soccerland Certificate" will be awarded in 3 categories: Bronze, Silver and Gold, depending on the number of State QSO made, cumulatively, 
with key stations, special and with Brazilian stations in General, according to the table below:
Bronze                         Silver                       Gold
4 key station (ZX14*)          8 key station (ZX14*)        12 key station (ZX14*)
5 special station (ZY14*)      10 special station (ZY14*)   15 special station (ZY14*)
25 Brazil stations             50 Brazil stations           80 Brazil stations

Use of all bands and modes OK. No use of Echo-Link.
The confirmation of the contacts with stations ZX14 * and ZY14 * will be verified through the electronic logs of these stations and the QSOs with other Brazilian stations will be accepted by your own statement on the application that the QSO were performed.
Applications for the "Brazil Soccerland Certificate" will be accepted until December 31, 2014 (date of mail/postage), and must be made through your application listing QSO data and sent to:

LABRE-Management of Diplomas
70351-970 Brasília-DF

Send the application and fee as follows:
Stations of the Americas: $ 4 or 3 IRC
Other stations of the world: $ 5 or 4 IRC

LABRE will confirm with QSL Card commemorating, in paper and via bureau, all QSO made by * ZY14 * and ZX14 stations.
Special QSLs via mail: DX stations must send their QSL to the address above with funds for postage: Other stations of the world: SAE + $ 2 or 1 IRC for up to 3 QSL
All QSO with stations: ZX14 * and ZY14 * are valid for the Diploma WAB Worked All Brazil, and may be used in applications for the WAB without the need to submit the actual card. The WAB can be requested exclusively with QSO with these stations or merged with other QSO so as to complete the requirements of the regulation.

Internet: http://qrz.com/db/ZX14SP?ref=825297167

Tks QRZ.com 4/1/14






May 3 to August 3, 2014

RUSSIA                                               Diploma "150 Years Anniversary of the Icebreaking Fleet of Russia"

From May 3 to May 4, 2014 St. Petersburg will host a festival honoring the 150th anniversary of the ice breaking fleet of Russia. A special diploma is offered to amateur radio operators who have satisfied the following conditions.

For obtaining the diploma it is necessary to earn at least 150 points, during the period from May 3, 2014 to August 03, 2014.

QSOs with the following cities and areas of Russia with connections to ice breakers are needed:

St. Petersburg,
the Leningrad region,
the Republic of Karelia,
Murmansk region,
the Arkhangelsk region,
the Nenets Autonomous Area,
the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area,
Krasnoyarsk Krai,
the Republic of (Sakha)
Chukotka Autonomous Area,
Kamchatka territory,
the Magadan region,
the Sakhalin region,
Khabarovsk territory,
Primorsky Krai,
and the Irkutsk region.

Point values are assigned as follows:
a. For QSO with R150LF radio stations (Icebreaking fleet — St. Petersburg), R150LA (the Angara Ice breaker Irkutsk), R1LK (the Ice breaker Krasin — St. Petersburg) =25 points. 
b. For QSO with radio stations Kronstadt — 15 points
c. For QSO with radio stations of St. Petersburg, the Leningrad region, the Republic of Karelia, Murmansk region, the Arkhangelsk region, the Nenets Autonomous Area, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, Krasnoyarsk Krai, the Republic of (Sakha) Yakutia, Chukotka Autonomous Area, Kamchatka territory, the Magadan region, the Sakhalin region, Khabarovsk territory, Primorsky Krai, the Irkutsk region = 10 points.
d. During May 3 - 4, 2014 points double.
e. During May 3 - 4, 2014 contacts with stations onboard the following ice breakers will be organized: "Moscow", "St. Petersburg", "Mudyyug", "Ivan Krusenstern", "Captain Zarubin", for QSO carried out with stations from these ice breakers points will be distributed as follows:
     For QSO with: R150LF = 50 points
     For RQ1AP/MM, RV1AQ/MM, R1BAL/MM, UA1CEI/MM, RW1DN/MM, RC0LKT/MM, RX1CQ/MM = 35 points.

Repeated QSO are allowed if made on different bands, modes or on different days.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to: R150LF@MAIL.RU . Send your full name, call sign, year of birth, a home and e-mail address, data on carried-out QSO in the form of an log extract and a QSL card (or information on sending through eQSL). The diploma is free and will be sent only by e-mail after verification of data by the degree commission. A paper version is planned, but you should inquire of the custodian for prices. Applications are accepted until November 03, 2014 inclusive.

Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/webnews/11923.html

Tks QRZ.ru 5/2/14

22-28 June 2014

POLAND                                       AWARD 1956

The School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR (Szkolny Klub Krótkofalowców SP3PGR) active in the Garment Industry School Complex in Poznan (Zespó³ Szkó³ Odzie¿owych) has organized the diploma action "AWARD 1956" designed to celebrate the anniversary of the tragic events of recent history of Poland and Hungary - namely the events of Poznan June and 1956 and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (in Hungary. These events are a part of the anniversary celebrations organized by the Poznan City. Moreover, on June 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 UTC the Polish Amateur Radio Union – Poznan Department is the organizer of the Poznan June 1956 Contest covered the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Poznan Ryszard Grobelny. The award manager both events is Jacek Behrendt SQ3OPM (sq3opm@wp.pl ).

The rules:
1. Participants: all licensed national stations, individual and club foreign stations as well as short wave listeners (SWLs).
2. Period of time: 1st round starting at 00:01 June 22 until 23:59 June 28, 2014 (LT for SP-HA),  2nd round starting at 00:01 October 19 until 23:59 October 25, 2014 (LT for SP-HA).
3. Bands and modes: all bands in compliance with IARU R1 Band Plan HF, available modes: CW, SSB, DIGI.
4. Each individual and club stations from Poznan or Budapest are awarded points, as follows:
A. special event stations SN1956PC (1st round) and SN1956PW (2nd round) = 20 points,
B. club stations – 10 points (they give report RST + the letter „C"),
C.. individual stations – 5 points (they give report RST + letter „S").
5. Points Required:
A. Polish and Hungarian stations – 100 points,
B. European stations – 50 points,
C/ Non-European stations – 30 points.
Requirement: make at least one QSO/HRD with special event station SN1956PW or SN1956PW.
QSO with station giving points may be repeated on another band or another mode per one day.

The Diploma in PDF format is free.
The Extra Diploma will be issued to stations who act to grant points provided that they make at least 56 QSOs and will send their application as noted below.
Participation in the Poznan June 1956 Contest will make it easier to do QSOs/HRDs with stations giving points.
6. Applications must contain your callsign, name, surname (or name of the club), e-mail address and the list of your QSOs/HRDs please send to the following address: sp3pgr@wp.pl . The deadline for sending of applications expires at the end of October 2014.
7. The winners of this action be available on the school website http://e-zsopoznan.pl before November 9, 2014.

E-mail: sp3pgr@wp.pl 
Internet: http://e-zsopozlnan.pl 

Tks LY5J 6/29/14

July 1 - 15, 2014

CROATIA                                                 Croatia in European Union

This award recognizes Croatia’s first anniversary of membership in the European Union. The internet bulletin: 44.hr is sponsoring a special award „CROATIA IN EU".
The award is available to all licenced amateurs or listeners who bey the rules of HAM SPIRIT and regulations in their country.

Requirements: work at least 12 different amateur stations from the countries members of EU.
One QSO with a 9A station is obligatory.
QSO’s can be made in any mode/band respecting IARU R1 band plan during the period July 1st – July 15th 2014.
QSO’s made via repeaters and transponders are not valid for this award, nor are any contest qso’s. Each station may be contacted only once regardless of band or mode.

An application form for this award in GCR format may be downloaded from 44hr.wordpress.com.
This award is free and can be downloaded
as a high resolution .JPG data file from the web site after confirmation e mail is received. Send application via e-mail to: 44hr.awards@gmail.com

Countries members of EU are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czec Republic, Danmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

E-mail: 44hr.awards@gmail.com
Internet: www.44hr.wordpress.com

Tks 9A7DCK 7/4/14

1 - 31 July 2014

GERMANY                                   SOP - Sea of Peace Award

The DARC district Mecklenburg-West Pomerania has published this award publicizing the desire for peaceful relations of all the nations of Europe which reside on the coasts of the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The club has issued the award since 1991 to all licensed radio amateurs and SWLs, during the period of 1 July to 31 July 2014.

EU - applicants: 15 points, including 3 DL points.
DX - applicants: 10 points, including 3 DL points.
VHF - applicants: 5 points, DL points are not necessary

Point Values:
a. Each QSO with a station from the DARC district Mecklenburg-West Pomerania = 3 points.
(DOK beginning with the letter Vand followed by 2-numbers, and in addition Z87, Z89, MCM, MVP, SOP, YLV)
b. QSOs with other German stations (max. 3 stations or 3 points of German stations) and stations in the following countries and districts count one point each but just one from each: ES LA LY OHØ OH1 OH2 OH5 OH6 OH8 OH9 OJØ OZ R1/MVI RA1 RA2F SMØ SM1 SM2 SM3 SM5 SM6 SM7 SP1 SP2 and YL.

All bands and modes. Beginning in 1992 the SOP sticker (small pennons) are offered for an annual renewed fulfilling of the award conditions. The SOP pennon is pentagonal and multicolored; 22 cm wide and 33 cm long. The sticker about 7 cm wide and 10 cm long. As a bonus after you have achieved the award 5-times, the applicant receives a special sticker (free of charge), and after 10 years achievement a special certificate.

Application: Log extract - List all the calls alphanumerically. Online applications are preferred. Manager: Georg Tretow - DL4SVA, P. O. Box 1114, D-23931 Grevesmühlen, Germany.

Fee: SOP pennon DL 10 Euros or $US15
Europe 12 Euros or $US17
DX 15 Euros or $US20
SOP Sticker 4 Euros or $US6 
Electronic Payment Account: DARC - district Meckl./Vorp. Account No.: 1200002284 bank code numbers: 14051000 savings banks of Mecklenburg North West IBAN: DE 50 1405 1000 1200 0022 84 BIC: NOLADE21WIS.

On-line applications are preferred. See their website for an application.

E-mail: DL4SVA@darc.de
Internet: http://www.mydarc.de/dl0sop/Seite-2e.htm

Tks DH5MM 6/30/14

July 1 - 6, 2014

USA                                   13 Colonies Special Event INDEPENDENCE WEEK

15 Special Event stations will be active July 1 - 6, 2014 celebrating Independence Week. These will be stations operating from the 13 original colonies plus friends at WM3PEN will again participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared.. Also added will be W3FT from Baltimore, MD, commemorating the writing of our Nation Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner in 1812.

The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN. A W3FT contact will have a special 15 star 1812 US flag of the period added to the 13 Colonies certificate and will also offer a special qsl card printed just for this event.  The theme for 2014 will be "Revolution War Era Colonial Currency". The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 13, will be eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator will be affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting our sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA.

Applying for the Certificate:

1) Download and print out our Colony Log sheet, found on their website. Fill-in all applicable information. NOTE: this also applies to SWLs requesting a certificate. 
2) A $5.00(US) donation is requested to cover costs of printing the award and all the QSL cards needed for the event. Also include your RETURN SELF ADDRESSED LABEL for your certificate envelope. Your address should be on the label!
3) Cash, check or MO is OK. The check should be made out to Ken Villone-Award Manager.
4) Send your return label, donation & log sheet to: Ken Villone-KU2US, PO.Box-185, Conesus NY. 14435-0185, USA.
5) Sponsor will provide the return envelope and postage. NO extra postage required for DX requests.

Internet: http://www.13colonies.info/

16 June - 30 June 2014

SPAIN                                     Diploma 40th Anniversary STL URE Torrent

The URE Branch EA5ELT invites all Radio Amateurs and SWL officially to participate in the 40th Anniversary of the URE Torrent.

1. Bands: The assigned by the IARU for 40 and 80 meters SSB HF.
2. Look for members of URE Torrent which will be calling: CQ CQ 40 Anniversary URE. Stations: All members of the URE Torrent. Each member station has been granted a letter per band per day (one in 40 and one on 80 m) in the order requested..
3. Club station call sign EA5ELT will air on 21-22 and 28-29 June, giving "40", in addition to being required for the Diploma, it may be worked once more at 40 and 80 m, serving as a wildcard.
4. Complete the sentence: 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EA-5-ELT-URE TORRENT. This is a total of 32 letters.
5. Lists. It is recommended drawing up lists using Excel or similar spreadsheet format, which must show date, time, band and letters claimed for the award..
6. Your application must include name, address, phone number and e-mail (no PO boxes). 
7. Diploma ensure that the data is the clearest possible. Apply to: URE EA5ELT TORRENT, Apartado Postal 110, 46900 Torrent (Valencia), Spain.
8. Lists submitted by e-mail at: uretorrent@gmail.com . The deadline for receipt of the application will be July 30, 2014. 
Awards:. Will be presented at a special dinner event, but if you are unable to attend, you will be sent the Diploma by mail.
9. Award template available on their website.

E-mail: ea5ry@hotmail.com or uretorrent@gmail.com
Internet: http://uretorrent.wordpress.com/ or http://www.ea5yj.com/diploma-40-aniversario-stl-ure-torrent-valencia/

Tks PA3CUZ 6/8/14

July 1 to August 1 2014

RUSSIA                                           Diploma "Lermontov-200"

Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov October 15 1814 – July 27 1841), a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", became the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837. Lermontov is considered the supreme poet of Russian literature alongside Pushkin and the greatest figure in Russian Romanticism. His influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times, not only through his poetry, but also through his prose, which founded the tradition of the Russian psychological novel.                            Tks Wikipedia

This award commemorates the 200th anniversary of the death of the famed Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov. Award requirements: Applicants must score a minimum of 200 points.

To obtain the diploma "Lermontov-200" you must earn at least 200 points. 

Point Values: 
a. Contacts with special anniversary radio station of the Penza region of R200LM = 50 points, 
b. all amateur radio stations of the Penza region =10 points, 
c. club stations = 25 points.

Radio communications are set off since 01.07.2014 to 01.08.2014.
Same station may be worked on different bands and modes for credit. SWL OK. 
The demand for obtaining the free electronic version of the diploma should be sent to: :ra4fmh(at)yandex.ru.

The rules are covered in more detail: http://r4f.name/index.php/diplomy  
E-mail ua4fkt@mail.ru
Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/

Tks QRZ.ru 6/16/14

April 11-August 11, 2014

UKRAINE                                     70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Crimea (1944)

This special award is available for making QSOs (SWLs) between April 11 and August 2014.
The award is in the form of an elecronic file and will be sent and free of charge.

Requirement: Earn at least 70 points.

Point values:
a. Each QSO (SWL) with Special Event Stations R70KRC, R70SEV, RK70RK, RP69FE, RP69KC, RP69KP, RP69KR, RP69SE = 7 points.
b. Each QSO (SWL) with other calls from Crimea = 3 points.
c. For non-European applicants points earned are multiplied by a factor of 2.
d. Duplicate QSOs with same station OK if made on different bands or modes.

Please send your applications to: RK70RK@mail.ru

Periods of activity for Special Event Stations:
a. RK70RK (Republic of Crimea) April 11-26
b.R70KRC (city-hero Kerch) April 11-26
c.R70SEV (city-hero Sevastopol) May 9 - August 8
d. RP69FE (Feodosia), RP69KC (Kerch), RP69KP (Krasnoperekopsk), RP69KR (Republic of Crimea), RP69SE (Sevastopol) May 3-9.

E-mail: RK70RK@mail.ru
Internet: re: http://www.qrz.com/db/RK70RK
OQRS: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/RK70RK 

Tks QRZ.ru 4/10/14

10 May to 10 August 2014

USA                                     The Grand Prix of Indianapolis - May 8-10

This is a new race this year. It will be run on the Indy road course on May 10th so we will be on the air May 8, 9, & 10 to give out inaugural QSL cards! If you work us for this race, it will count as the Indy 500 race toward the certificate..

The operating schedule for each of the 3 races is shown on their website: http://www.w9ims.org/:
May 10: Grand Prix of Indianapolis
May 19-25 Indianapolis 500.
July 21-27: Brickyard 400 .
August 4-10: Red Bull Indianapolis Moto GP

FREQUENCIES: W9IMS will operate on or near: 1.840, 3.840, 7.240, 10.140, 14.070 PSK31, 14.245, 18.140, 21.350, 28.340, 50.140, 144.205, 144.240 SSB and 146.52 simplex FM. Watch for spots at sites such as DX Summit.


A high-quality photo certificate will be available for working ALL three races in the same year (Indianapolis 500 or the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, plus Brickyard 400, and Red Bull Indianapolis GP).
To apply for a certificate, please send $5 and the QSO data for all three events that you worked!

The $5 covers:
• Custom printed certificate
• Cardboard stiffener
• Cards for each of the three races
• Envelope for all of the above
• Postage

Any additional donations are GREATLY appreciated and go directly into the fund for printing NEW cards every year. Thanks to everyone who threw in an extra buck or two so that we could do the new cards pictured above!

Apply to: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, P.O. BOX 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230.USA.

NON-USA STATIONS- For a certificate, please follow the directions below for USA STATIONS FOR CERTIFICATE.

USA STATIONS (FOR CERTIFICATE)- You must work three different races in the same year, including (1) either the Indianapolis 500 or the Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May; (2) the Brickyard 400 in june; and (3) the Red Bull Indianapolis GP in August. Working us three times for one race or on three bands for one race does not count and you will not receive a certificate. If you qualify, please send a QSL listing the date, time, frequency, and report for the contacts for the three different races in the same year (please list all three on one QSL card if possible) along with $5. We will send back all three QSL cards and the certificate. The certificate is on high-quality photo paper.

SWL STATIONS- Follow the directions above for USA or NON-USA stations and substitute an SWL report where appropriate.

Internet: http://www.w9ims.org/

Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14

25-27 July 2014

RUSSIA Diploma "W-14CWC"

The diploma has been established by the Russian CW club in honor of the annual radio amateur rallies of the club on the territory of Russian Federation. The main rally will take place in Shilov region of Ryazan oblast from 25 to 27 July2014.
Earn the award by contacting the special event station R14CWC on different short wave bands (SWL OK).

In order to get the diploma all radio amateurs of the world must contact, using CW QSOs with R14CWC from the 25th (00:00 UTC) till 27th (23:59 UTC) of July:

a. The diploma of the first degree-on four short wave bands;
b. The diploma of the second degree-on three short wave bands;
c. The diploma of the third degree-on two short wave bands.

Remarks: If you contact R14CWC on more than four short wave bands, this will be specially endorsed on the certificate. The maximum number of QSOs (bands) - nine, including WARC bands. Available for SWLs on the same basis.
QSO / SWL made with R14CWC during the 'IOTA contest' (from the 26th (12:00 UTC) till 27th (12:00 UTC) of July all count for the award.
Type of modulation: ONLY CW
Bands: all short wave bands including WARC bands.
Duplicate QSOs are possible only on different bands.

The diploma is free of charge and issued only in electronic format. Send log extract of contacts made to the manager Sergej Stepanov Bronislavovich (RM4C) by e-mail to : rm4c@mail.ru

Applications for the diploma:
a. The award manager may receive applications at once after the end of the Rally of the RCWC 2014.
B. Send text file to e-mail: rm4c@mail.ru after checking your application by service site RCWC LOG with your text message and information about yourself.
C. The name of the file should include the name of the diploma and your callsign, for example: wr14cwc_r3fg

The deadline for the receipt of the applications is the 27th of August, 2014.

E-mail: rm4c@mail.ru
Internet: http://rcwc.ru/news/1862-diplom-w-r14cwc-h-r14cwc.html

Tks DH5MM 7/14/14

5 April to 6 September 2014 (4 periods of activity)

HUNGARY                                              ATOM100+ AWARD

The award is issued by Tolna County Amateur Radio Association to support the 2014 Hungarian long-distance runner race named „ATOM100+" and to express the fun that running gives to our civilized world.

Activity will be concentrated in four time periods:
                            Venue           Competition
05/04/2014. h.14:00-     Baja            Kikelet’ half marathon 
03/05/2014 h.14:00-      Szekszárd   Borvidék’ half maraton
26/07/2014 h.14:00-     Nagyatád     eXtremeMan’ 2/3 maraton
06/09/2014 h.14:00-     Paks           Atomfutás’ 3/4 marAtom

The main sponsor of the tournament is the MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant. During the period of 5 April 2014 – 31 December 2014 a special call sign will be on the air: HG100ATOM

Activity: Until the end of the year, and especially during the running competition a portable station will activate the call sign HG100ATOM on the venue. The operators will be members of the Radioclubs Paks and residents of Szekszárd.
Frequency: On all bands through HF, VHF, UHF
Modes of operation: SSB, CW, DIGI modes

ATOM100+ AWARD Requirements
The „ATOM100+" AWARD can be earned on two levels
1. Earn 100 + points
2. Earn 200 + points.

1. HG100ATOM counts 15 points per band plus you can earn an extra 20 points per band if the contacts are made during the running competition days (see the table above).
2. Stations from town of Paks and Szekszárd count 10 points per band for the award, the other stations from Tolna county count 5 points per band.

Some active stations from Paks and Szekszárd: HA3UU, HA3DX, HA6OL, HA3KNA, HA3NU, HA3OU, HA3FTA, HG3FUG, etc.
Active stations from Tolna county

Award application
Achieving of more than 100 points:
1. A free electronic award can be downloaded from the website
2. A printed award costs 5 Euro/ 6 USD/ 5 IRC

Achieving of more than 200 points:
1. A free electronic award can be downloaded from the website
2. A printed award costs 2 Euro/ 3 USD/ 3 IRC

Application submission deadline is 31 January 2015:
Applications have to be submitted to: Szekszárdi Rádió Klub, 7100 Szekszárd, Rákóczi u., 16., Hungary
The HG100ATOM call sign is registered in the E-QSL system.

Internet: http://ha3kna.hu

Tks DH1PAL 4/19/14

15 July to 15 August 2014

RUSSIA                                                                                700th Anniversary Birth of Saint Sergey of Radonezh

Venerable Sergius of Radonezh. Sergii Radonezhsky; (14 May 1314 – 25 September 1392), was a spiritual leader and monastic reformer of medieval Russia. Together with Venerable Seraphim of Sarov, he is one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most highly venerated saints.

The diploma "700th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Sergey of Radonezh" is issued for carrying out radio communications with two special event stations R700PSR and R1314SR which will be active in honor of this event from July 15 to August 15, 2014. Radio contacts on any bands and any modes OK. The diploma is issued at no charge in electronic form by results of check of online log of the above-named radio stations in an automatic mode. If you wish to receive the award by mail in printed format, contact RL3DV (rl3dv (@) mail.ru)

Internet 1. : http://www.hamlog.ru/
Internet 2. : http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2853.html
E-mail: R700PSR@MAIL.RU

Tks QRZ.ru 8/3/14

July 18 to August 10, 2014

RUSSIA                                                              300th Anniversary of the Battle of Gangutsky

The PO CPP club of St. Petersburg and the Union of Radio Fans of Armed Forces (URFAF) will recognize the 300th anniversary of the date of the first sea victory of the Russian fleet under the leadership of Peter I over the Swedish fleet, which took place in 1714 at the Cape of Gangut in the Baltic Sea. 
Contact memorial call sign stations which commemorate this event during the period of July 18 to August 10, 2014. Look for stations with the R300 and OG300 prefixes.

Requirements: earn at least 300 points. Europeans will have to contact 2 of the memorial radio stations, and for other continents – just one.

Point values:
a. Russian special event stations R300G, R300GV, R300GMB = 50 points
b. for contacts with OG300G station = 100 points.
c. Besides anniversary stations, 10 points will be given for contacts with radio stations of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, and also radio stations of Finland on whose coast occurred the Gangutsky battle. Further, for the diploma any of the members of SRVS serving in Navy of the USSR and Russia = 10 points.
d. Repeat radio contacts on different bands or modes also count for the award.

The degree manager is Nikolay RV1AQ. Information covering application and award fees will be published on the website of QRZ.RU shortly.

Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/webnews/12089.html

Tks QRZ.ru 7/15/14

23 July to 3 August 2014

ENGLAND                                           Worked All Britain: Commonwealth Games Award

To commemorate the Commonwealth Games being held in Scotland this year, members of The Worked All Britain Awards Group will be activating an event station each day from 23rd July to 3rd August from various locations in Scotland. The call sign to be used will be GB4CGS (Commonwealth Games Scotland).

Contact GB4CGS on 3, 6 or 9 different days during this period, which will be endorsed Bronze, Silver or Gold respectively. Awards may also be endorsed for any band or mode. Only one certificate, showing the highest level achieved, will be issued for each band/mode endorsement.

All proceeds from this award, (see below for Award Prices), will be donated to ARCOS, a UK national charity, working to improve life for children and adults who have communication, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. http://www.arcos.org.uk .

Bronze for working the station on 3 different days during the period
Silver for working the station on 6 different days during the period
Gold for working the station on 9 different days during the period

Schedule of activation for GB4CGS        
Date                  Station Activating GB4CGS        W.A.B.             Area Notes
23/07/2014       MM1HMV                                  NS17
24/07/2014       MM0DNX
25/07/2014       GM0FGI                                      NS15             Isle of Bute
26/07/2014       MM0VEG                                    NS56
27/07/2014       MM0VEG                                    NS66
28/07/2014       MM0VEG                                    NS75
29/07/2014       GM4IAR                                      NX13            Mull of Galloway Lighthouse
30/07/2014       GM4NFI                                      NN07
31/07/2014       MM0DHQ                                    NS34
01/08/2014       GM0GFL                                      HU31            Shetland Mainland
02/08/2014       MM0GHM                                   NS43
03/08/2014       GM4PWR                                     NS17

AWARD Fees: UK stations £2.50 and Non-UK stations £5 or €10/$10.  We apologize for the high costs outside the UK, but our postal service has decided in its wisdom to classify a single certificate as a parcel! However a pdf version is available to anyone for only £1 or €2/$2. You may then print the certificate yourself. Payment for this method can only be accepted in Sterling coin or via PayPal. Non-UK coins cannot be accepted.

For the printed certificate we accept Sterling, Euro or US Dollar currency or a sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank.
Claims can be sent by post to: Dave Brooks - G4IAR, 28 Avon Vale Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2AA, Engeland.

Applications by E-mail: g4iar@worked-all-britain.org.uk or g4iar@hotmail.com
Internet: http://wab.intermip.net/Commonwealth%20Games%20Award.php or http://www.qrz.com/db/GB4CGS

Tks PA3CUZ 7/14/14

July 24 to August 3, 2014

ROMANIA            10th anniversary of Romanian Website Radioamator.ro

July 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Romanian web site Radioamator.ro. During the 10 day period, between July 24 and August 3, a special call sign YR10RRO will be active and celebrating this anniversary. Those radio amateurs contacting this station and accumulating points will be eligible to claim a special award: "Radioamator.ro - 10 years anniversary". . The station will be operated by hams who contributed or helped the web site Radioamator.ro.

The award is issued in three classes (I, II and III) and endorsements for modes of CW and SSB. The applicants should earn a minimum number of points from QSOs in HF bands (from 160 to 10 meters) made with the special event call sign of YR10RRO and a few other stations operated by hams that contributed with articles published by radioamator.ro or who helped managing the web site during last 10 years. The list of the call signs can be found at this address: http://www.radioamator.ro/yr10rro/?l=en

Those who confirmed their presence on HF bands between July 24 and August 3, 2014 are highlighted with red. 

Requirements: The total number of points required for each class is as follows:
Class I: 175 points
Class II: 100 points
Class III: 75 points
The award is issued separately for each mode, CW or SSB. .

Point Values:
a. A QSO made with a station present on the list on any band is worth 5 points. 
b. On the same mode, on any other band a contact with the same station does not offer any more points. 
c. In other words, a station listed on the Radioamator.ro's contributors list could give no more than 5 points in CW and 5 points in SSB, on any HF band.
d. A QSO made with the special call sign YR10RRO is worth 10 points on any band and mode, but a new contact on the same mode and a different band would offer additional 10 points.
e. To be eligible for the award, for any class, the applicant must work YR10RRO at least once.

The award is free and is offered in electronic format for contacts made between July 24 and August 3, 2014. The application should be submitted by email to yr10rro@radioamator.ro

The following information is expected for each eligible contact:
•Data and time (UTC)
•Band (exact frequency, if possible)
•Mode (CW or SSB)
•Call sign
•Points claimed

The calculated claimed total number of points is also expected in the application.
Please provide your call sign, name and email address where you what to be contacted.
Due date to apply for "Radioamator.ro - 10 years anniversary" award is December 31, 2014.

E-mail: yr10rro@radioamator.ro 
Internet: http://www.radioamator.ro/yr10rro/?l=en   and       http://www.qrz.com/db/YR10RRO .

Tks PA3CUZ 7/22/14


1 - 31 August 2014

GERMANY                                                 LIGHTS HUNTER AWARD 2014

To support amateur radio activity from lighthouses and lightships, the BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS offer this award to all interested lighthouse hunters (OP or SWL). During the month of August 2014 work or hear as many amateur radio stations operating from lighthouses or lightships. A minimum number of ten lighthouses is required for the award.

Send your application with a log extract to sponsor by e-mail. Please, only use one of the following form of data file: txt, doc, xls, pdf, jpg. The log extract must include the lighthouse name or number (preferably ARLHS number). No band or mode restrictions.
Deadline for application: November 30, 2014. Please do not send your applications before September 1. The award is only available as a pdf. There is no award fee.

Send your application via e-mail to de3ear@darc.de
Internet: http://braveradiofriends.weebly.com

Tks DE3EAR 7/26/14

1 - 31 August 2014

LITHUANIA                       BALTIC WAY - 25 Plaque

August 23, 2014 is the 25th anniversary of "Baltic Way".

This information, and more is found at www.balticway.net.:
On 23 August 1989, the three nations living by the Baltic Sea surprised the world by taking hold of each other's hands and jointly demanding recognition of the secret clauses in the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and the re-establishment of the independence of the Baltic States. More than a million people joined hands to create a 600 km long human chain from the foot of Toompea in Tallinn to the foot of the Gediminas Tower in Vilnius, crossing Riga and the River Daugava on its way, creating a synergy in the drive for freedom that united the three countries. The Baltic Way was organized by the national movements of each of the Baltic States: the Popular Front of Estonia Rahvarinne, the Popular Front of Latvia and the Lithuanian Reform Movement Sa;ju-dis.

To honor this occasion from August 1 till August 31, 2014 there will be special activation of amateur radio stations in all 3 Baltic countries using the figure 25 in their prefix.

The special plaque BALTIC WAY - 25, made from oak, will be available for QSOs with the Baltic States. At least one QSO with Lithuania (LY), Latvia (YL) and Estonia (ES) is mandatory. 
It is necessary to earn at least 25 points. 1 point is given for QSOs with ES, LY, YL stations with their regular calls. If you work stations with the prefixes of LY25, YL25 or ES25, you earn 3 points. Any Baltic station can be worked on different bands in order to obtain additional points.

The first 5 stations from Baltic States, Europe and DX will receive trophies without payment (according to date when application is received).

The fee for BALTIC WAY – 25 trophy is 35 EURO or $US50.

The application for trophy should be sent till October 1, 2014 to the following address:
Valerijus Simulik LY2QT, P.O. Box 131, LT-78008, Siauliai-10, LITHUANIA or by e-mail: v.simulik@splius.lt

E-mail: v.simulik@splius.lt
Internet: www.balticway.net

Tks LY2QT 7/10/14

1 - 31 August 2014

LATVIA                                                 Diploma "Baltic Way-25"

The Diploma "Baltic Way-25" diploma was founded in honor of the 25th anniversary of an expression of freedom was made when people from the three countries created a human chain (called the "Baltic Way") from Tallinn to Vilnius through Riga.

Requirement: During the month of August, contact:
3 QSO amateur stations of Lithuania "LY"
3 QSO amateur stations of Estonia "ES"
3 QSO amateur stations Latvia "YL"

The Diploma is free of charge and will be sent as a digital electronic formated image..
SWL OK for similar conditions.
To apply for the diploma send log extract of the required contacts via an e-mail to Andris YL2QK: yl2gqk@tvnet.lv or yl2gqk@lral.lv

Tks QRZ.ru 7/29/14

5 - 24 August 2014

CEUTA                                                    Diploma Africa Virgin Patroness of Ceuta

1. The award is established to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Africa / Our Lady Patroness of Ceuta, which takes place on August 5, the URCE invites you to participate in the first award.
2. Dates: From 10:00 h EA August 5 until 23:00 h EA Day August 24, 2014
3. Scope:. All amateurs in possession of the appropriate official authorization.
4. Bands 7 Mhz and 3.5 Mhz, in the recommended IARU segments.
5. Mode: SSB
6. Exchange: contact stations calling CQ I PATRON OF DIPLOMA CEUTA giving signal reports followed by a letter which forms the following sentence:
7. A total of 40 letters are needed. You an make one contact for each band day, one on 7 Mhz and 3.5 Mhz in another.
8. The call will be "CQ I PATRON OF DIPLOMA Ceuta"
9. You should prepare a log showing all contacd data and the letter claimed for each QSO.
10. To earn the diploma you must fill in the header of the log with the data and apply by email. The lists will be valid until September 30, 2014, at the direction ea9urc@ure.es
11. Cards are not needed, only the log.
12. The diploma will only be sent by email in PDF format for printing.
13. List of valid operators: EA9QD - EA9UV - EA7BZ - EA9AE - EA9PD - EB9PH - EA9CD - EA9BV - EA9PE
14. Coordinators diploma: EA9UV - EA9QD For any questions or concerns:

E-mail: Ea9uv@hotmail.com
Internet: http://ea9urc.ure.es/
Or http://www.ure.es/calendario/actividades-ea.html?task=view_detail&agid=1790&year=2014&month=08&day=05&catids=107 

12 August to 8 September 2014

NETHERLANDS                                    THE FLORAL ZUNDERT AWARD

From the 12th of August until the 8th of September 2014 amateurs of VERON section 54 ETTEN-LEUR will be using the special callsign PA73CORSO. This activity is one of the activities held during the 73rd UNESCO National Heritage Flowerparade Zundert.

See also the website. http://www.corsozundert.nl/home-EN/

Every qso made between the 1 January and 8 September 2014 with one of the participating radio amateurs or SWLs will count as 1 point for the Special Award "THE FLORAL ZUNDERT AWARD".

More information on the award program follows.

Participating amateur stations and swl station are: PAØLOU - PAØATG - PA1ADG - PA1BR - PA1CPA - PA2CVD - PA3EBP - PA5JSB - PA9DD - PDØPMS - PDØRWL – PD1GWF – PE1NGS - PE1RMO - PI4ETL – NL8785.
There will be also 2 wildcards stations active from the 12th of August until the 8th of September 2014:  PA73EBP and PA73LOU.

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/PA73CORSO?ref=812579887

Tks PA3CUZ 4/12/14

16 - 30 August 2014

CZECH Republic                                                     OL150FIRE Award:

OL150FIRE is the short time special event station dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the first Volunteer Firebrigades in Czech lands. We call for activity all the licensed hams who are members of professional and volunteer Fire brigades, active or retired, all around the world to participate in our activation. If you are a fire fighter, please contact us.

All hams are welcome to make a QSO with us to get the special QSL card and to earn this special award.

Activity will begin on Friday 15th August 2014 at UTC 22:00, and will end on 30th August 2014.

During this period OL150FIRE will be active from several places in Czech Republic.

a. EU stations need: 2 QSOs with OL150FIRE on different bands or using different modes and 3 QSOs with 3 different firefighters from the list.
b. NON EU stations need: just 1QSO with OL150FIRE and 2 QSOs with 2 different firefighters from the list.

List of fire fighters valid for the requirement above: OK1AAP, OK1ABF, OK1AR, OK1DMX, OK1DNQ, OK1DPO, OK1FFU, OK1FMS, OK1JRA, OK1LOL, OK1MBT, OK1MBV, OK1MDA, OK1MX, OK1PHM, OK1RK, OK1SJK, OK1SPH, OK1TUK, OK1XLS, OK2BCF, OK2BVS, OK2BZW, OK2MDK, OK2MWK, OK2UR, OK2WMC, OK2ZDL, OK4TO, OK1SDH, OK5AM, OK5MB, OK6DJ, KB3WLE, ON5MB, HB9BHY and more stations will be added as ham fire fighters identify themselves to the sponsor.

QSL instructions:
Direct via OK5AM - voluntary contribution, or ClubLog
Via Bureau - please only if you are member of QSL service and only if the QSL service is capable in your country, please request our QSL via ClubLog

When you have met the award requirements, send an email request with all the contact data to ol150fire@seznam.cz and an electronic Award file will be sent to you with the certificate. No charge is required.
Your comments are requested on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Addresses are shown on the QRZ.com site noted below.

E-mail: ol150fire@seznam.cz
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/OL150FIRE

Tks UT7AW 8/17/14

18 June to 18 September 2014

SPAIN                                     DIPLOMA FELIPE VI KING OF SPAIN

On the occasion of the coronation of King Philip VI, and taking advantage of the special prefixes of AM0, AN0 and AO0 created for such an important event (see resolution: http://www.ure.es/noticias/2403-2014-06-11- 11-48-12.html ), the group UNITE FOR RADIO sponsors the Diploma VI KING OF SPAIN FELIPE in accordance with the following rules:

a. SCOPE -. Every amateur in possession of the appropriate official license and SWL may participate.
b. DATE and TIME -. 00:01 (UTC) on 18 June, 23:59 hours (UTC) to September 18, 2014.
c. BANDS -. 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80, within the segments recommended by the IARU.
d. MODE -. Telephony.
f. DIPLOMA -. To earn the Diploma you must contact with members of the UNITE FOR RADIO club who will be operating with AM0, AO0, and AN0 (or her district and suffix) and contact at least the 9 districts of Spain. Each contact must be with a UNITE FOR RADIO member. The diploma in DIN A4 format may be requested in a single format:

1 - ELECTRONIC, requesting to send the contact list by email to the following address: unidosporlaradio@gmail.com .
2. LISTS -. Lists should be sent PROPERLY COMPLETED, clearly indicating the target contestant and name, to send the diploma, and the contacted station, date, time and frequency.
3. NOTE: This particular award limits QSOs to ONLY VOICE QSOs.and no use of WARC bands.

Tks LY5J 6/25/14

23 August to 7 September 2014

FRANCE                                                                        World Equestrian Games - 2014

The three departments of Basse Normandie activate special event call signs of TM14JEM, TM50JEM and TM61JEM honoring the World Equestrian Games to be held from 23 August to 7 September 2014.  This event is celebrated every four years, alternating with the Olympics, and the World Equestrian Games are the largest equestrian event in the world. In 2014, for the first time in history, the events will be held in France in the departments of Orne, Calvados and Manche during the period of 23 August to 7 September 2014.

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, and 70 cm to 2 meters, modes: CW, telephony, digital.

Requirements: Contact with the above stations requiring 3 HF, VHF and UHF stations with a special reward if you have contacted contacted all three of the stations. 
A super class award will be issued to stations that have contacted the three departments in each of the three classes.

Digital Diplomas will be sent free of charge for applicants who apply by e-mail. If a paper application is requested, a contribution of € 5 will be requested to cover printing and postage costs.

E-mail address of sponsor: f6kcz@free.fr
Internet (rules): TM14JEM entry on QRZ.com
Internet (World Equestrian Games): http://www.normandie2014.com/

Tks K1BV Research 7/27/14

1 - 30 September 2014

ITALY                                           Mercury Space Program - The Beginning Diploma

The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani - Sezione di Tortona (IQ1TW) has established this award to commemorate one of the earliest manned space flight series. This Award is the last in a series of commemorative awards honoring "The Space Era".

Part I General Rules
1 -The Award "Mercury Space Program -The Beginning", will be issued to each OM and SWL in possession of a valid license and operating in frequencies and power allowed by the regulations of the country in which operates.
2 All QSOs must be made within the amateur radio frequencies authorized by the State in which it operates. Any request for a certificate that the QSO made outside the limits of local license will be refused.
3 The application for the award "MSP" is an automatic recognition of the faculty of Award. Manager to check the reliability of the statements in the application and, where appropriate, refuse the release of Award.

Part II QSO and QSL
1 -All QSOs must be carried out using the same mode of emission from the two correspondents.-
2 The official confirmation that the QSO is the Log of the Station. It should contain only the QSO useful for the application for the Award. -It is suggested to use the Log Log MSP/Log001_ENG.-
Other applications will be accepted if written in a clear and understandable mode.
3. SWL's must contain the following data in the Log : Date - Time (UTC) - Frequency -Mode-Name of the calling station (see Part II -Art. 6)
4 -QSL cards must, however, be retained for possible verification. -
5. The Bands/Frequencies and emission mode allowed for the Award "MSP" are as follows:
     BAND      MODE
     80 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     40 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     30 Meters CW, PSK31, RTTY
     20 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     17 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     15 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     12 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY
     10 Meters SSB, CW, PSK31, RTTY

6. Requirements: A contact with IQ1TW plus any 3 of the stations listed:  IZ1UMD IZ1RFU IZ1XBB IZ1WVX IK1WGZ IU1ATT IU1AYD IU1ARN IU1AUW IW2IGO.
7. The day 30 September 2014, the last day of the Award, the OM that connecting the station IQ1TW can directly request the '"MSP" Award without having to connect other Stations. -
8 -Each station may be worked only once per day on the same frequency and the same output mode.

Part III –Award Request
1 -Applications for the award must be submitted to the Chairman IZ1XBB -Pier Paolo Liuzzo at the following address: Pier Paolo Liuzzo -Strada Fornaci 23 / A -15057 Tortona (AL) –Italy or by e-mail at award@aritortona.it no later than 31 October 2014.
2. You will have to use the form MSP/Req001_ENG, downloaded from the website www.aritortona.it and attach to it:-Log of the station (we recommend using the Log MSP/Log001 downloaded from the website www.aritortona.it ) -Other applications are permitted as long as they are understandable or computerized) The log must contain QSO with the Stations useful for the achievement of the Award. --
3. Award fee of € 15.00 or $ 20.00 to be paid in the following ways:• Cash (to be attached to the documentation accompanying the application for the award) • Payment on Paypal account pierpaolo.liuzzo@alice.it ; -Copy of proof of payment of the fee to cover the costs of printing and postage of the Award. -
4. The Award Manager will confirm via e-mail: -The receipt of the documentation for the application for the award; -The positive outcome of the examination of the documentation and its submission of the Award;-The award of the Award denied with the reasons therefor. -
5. -The submission of the request for the Award is tacit acceptance of the said Rules.

E-mail: award@aritorona.it



Tks PA3CUZ 7/14/14

1 - 30 September 2014

POLAND                                 „SONDA" Award Rules

This award celebrates the 37th anniversary of the first broadcast of the popular-science TV Programme "Sonda". 
The award can be obtained for collecting 8 points for contacts with Special Event Stations between 1-30 September 2014.

The basic condition to receive the award is making 2 qsos/swl with each of the 4 special event stations on different bands or modes.

The main Special Event Stations giving 1 point for a QSO/SWL are as follows:
1. ADAM – SQ1GPR ( 3Z37SONDA )

During the event several special JOKER stations can be worked as well. They give 1 point for a QSO/SWL. The JOKER stations are:

Each QSO/SWL with each S.E.S. station counts as 1 point and cannot be repeated on the same band/mode( eg. 5 SSB QSOs on 80m count as 1 QSO). Digital mode QSOs count as follows: RTTY x 1 point, bpsk/psk31/psk63/psk125 x 1 point. 
Change of transmission speed does not count as a change of mode. Contest QSOs/SWLs are eligible.

To obtain 8 points different combinations of QSOs/SWLs are possible, for example :
4 x each main S.E.S. station worked twice = 8 points
3 x …37SONDA x 2 + 2 x JOKER = 8 points
4 x …37SONDA x 1 + 2 x JOKER x 2 = 8 points, etc.

The list of stations that have fulfilled the requirements of the award will be announced on www.sp5kvw.com in October 2014. To receive the award in pdf format the listed stations must send an electronic application (any form: pdf, doc, Cabrillo, adif) to so5max@o2.pl until October 27th
The award is issued in PDF form only. The QSOs/SWLs will be confirmed with special QSL cards.

The code of conduct in short::
Fulfill the requirements of theaward (1-30 September 2014)
Send an application form until October 27th
Visit sp5kvw.com to check if you have been verified
Wait for your award

E-mail: so5max@o2.pl
Internet: http://qrz.com/db/SN0S
Internet: http://sp5kvw.com/doc/sonda.doc

Tks LY5J 9/3/14



12 - 21 September 2014

NETHERLANDS                                                       70th Anniversary "Operation Market Garden"

Ever since march 1978, the VERON local branch of Nijmegen has issued the Noviomagum Certificate. On this occasion of the 70th anniversary of "Operation Market Garden" the rules to obtain the Noviomagum certificate have been altered. Due to the fact that this is a memorial year the Noviomagum cerficate has been changed so that one QSO with special event station PA7ØOMG counts for 3 QSO's. Furthermore each QSO, that has been confirmed with a QSL card of special event station PA7ØOMG, will be valid for 2 QSO's.

General requirements
a. The award is available to licensed amateurs and SWLs.
b. You need either a total of 10 HF points or a total of 30 VHF/UHF/SHF points to apply for the award.
c. All QSL-cards valid for the award will show the text: "This QSL-card is valid for the Noviomagum award.".
d. There are no limitations in date, band or mode.
e. Apply for the award by sending a log extract of QSOs to the Award Manager. This extract needs to be signed by two licensed HAM's or a club official.
f. The fee for the award is EURO 5 or US$ 7, for stations outside of the European Union the fee is US$ 10 and the rest of the world US$ 12.g. The address for the application is: Award Manager Noviomagum Certificate, Jan van Beuningen, PBØAEZ, Pandastraat 13, NL-6531 VC NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands  pb0aez@amsat.org

Point Values:
Each confirmed contact counts per band for 1 point, multiplied with the appropriate multipliers as indicated below.
a. Contacts with the club station PI4NYM: x 3.
b. HF bands - contacts made outside of Europe: x 2.
c. Only for the Netherlands: 
     contacts made by a station with an N-license: x 2.
     Contacts made on/above 432 MHz: x 2.
     Contacts made on/above 144 MHz: distance QTH - Nijmegen (JO21wt) 50-100 km: x 1.5 or distance QTH - NIjmegen (JO21wt) >100 km: x 3.
d. Special Multiplier for QSOs with PA7ØOMG - One QSO with special event station PA7ØOMG: x 3.
e. Special Multiplier PA7ØOMG - One QSO confirmed with a QSL-card of special event station PA7ØOMG: x 2.

E-mail: pb0aez@amsat.org

QRZ.com page for PA70OMG. 7/29/14

I had the opportunity to see the "Bridge Too Far" at Nijimen in 2010 while visiting The Netherlands. The bridge was the scene of violent gun battles as the Germans raced across to stop the US paratroopers who crossed the river in small rubber boats to surprise them.  The town was pretty well 99% destroyed by the fighting in 1944 and there we were in 2010 enjoying coffee and pastries in the village square, surrounded by completely restored "old style" buildings.    Ted - K1BV 

4 - 30 September 2014

GREECE                           Special Event Station "ANCIENT AMFIPOLIS "

From 4-30 September 2014, the special event station SX7AMF (Ancient Amfipolis) will be activated to publicize the findings of the excavations of a major Macedonian tomb which came to light by Greek archaeologists in ancient Amphipolis, in August 2014, The tomb dates back to 300 years BC, and is quite sizeable, with a circumference of 497 meters. The Ancient tomb is located 40 kilometers southeast of the city of Serres in Eastern Macedonia in Greece. Excavations are still continuing and archaeologists are working on this site.

The special call will be transmitted in all bands at the following modes: CW, SSB, PSK, RTTY.

Award: For any stations that will make 5 contacts on different bands or modes, or even mixed , an award on A4 size paper in pdf format will be made available. Those stations who make 10 different band/mode contacts will earn "The Gold Paper Reward " of SX7AMF by mail at no cost. Send a list of the contacts clearly showing band and mode plus date, time information to infosz7ser(at)gmail.com and ask for the award. It will be sent to the e-mail address you supply.

Greek Partners need 2 contacts. The direct QSLs (via SZ7SER) and certificates will be sent at the end of October.

E-mail: infosz7ser(at)gmail.com 
Internet: www.sx7amf.blogspot.gr
Internet: QRZ.com entry for SX7SER

Tks QRZ.com

September 6 to 14, 2014

USA                                              Route 66 On The Air Certificate

U.S. Route 66 (1926-1985), is a historic highway in the United States of America and even generated a 1960's television series. It spanned the states of Arizona, California, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club (CBARC) is the host for the Route 66 On The Air event, and will process all the certificates. Look for stations with call signs starting from W6A all the way through to W6U. They will be spread out in towns and cities where this famous highway is located.

Requirement: You must work at least ONE of the participating Route 66 On The Air stations in order to request the certificate. Please fill out the certificate application completely, and enclose $4.00 for each certificate and $5.00 for each decal requested. The application is on their website listed below. The award fee is $US4. A separate "Route 66" decal is available for $5 for each decal. Overseas Stations note: CBARC no longer accepts IRCs for any payment. No other forms of payment other than those shown above will be accepted. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of certificate or decals

Mail application and payment to: CBARC Route 66 Certificate, P.O. Box 3788, San Bernardino, CA 92413.

Internet: http://www.w6jbt.org/2013site/certificate-request-guidelines/

9 - 29 September 2014

SPAIN                                             EA FOOTBALL LEAGUE TEAMS, EA-FLT-2014"

The Award and Trophy may be requested by any licensed radio amateur or SWL worldwide. Valid contacts may be made using any mode or band between 160 meters and 6 meters with the 20 special stations, all with the prefix EG. The prefix represent each of the 20 Football Teams in the First Division of Spain Soccer. The full list of all 20 special EG stations, including online queries for the Log, can be obtained in the web site at www.eafltaward.com .

DATES: From 9th to 29th September 2014

Diplomas will be awarded in two different categories depending on the number of special call sign stations with the EG prefix contacted by the applicant (or received in case of SWL ´s )

Stations in Europe must contact
at least 10 different Special EG stations, using any modes and bands.
Stations outside Europe:
Awarded for contacts with at least 5 different Special EG stations, using any modes and bands.

Stations in Europe must contact at least 18 different Special EG
stations, using any modes and bands.
Stations outside Europe:
Awarded for contacts with at least 10 different Special EG stations, using any bands or modes.


A special medallion in high quality crystal, personalized with the engraved name and call will be awarded to the 20 ham radio operators with the highest number of different two way contacts made with the special EG stations on different modes and bands (slots). The modes to be used are : 1-SSB, 2-CW and 3-Digital (all variants) on all of the followings amateurs bands from 160 to 6 meters : 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m and 6m. One slot is the combination of one of the three modes and each of the eleven bands. Duplicated contacts in one slot only count once. Every trophy will include the number of the position achieved by each of the 20 winners.

Applicants who qualify may download their personalized Diploma in PDF format
from the web. Diplomas will be available for download beginning on October 15
th 2014.
The 20 trophies/medallions for highest slot scores will be sent free of charge to each one of the winners to their postal address.
If a participant wishes to receive a printed Diploma on high quality paper, it can be requested at cost of €5 (five euro) for a single Diploma. In case the applicant wishes to receive two copies of the printed award ( Gold & Silver ) cost will be €8 (eight euro). Payment can be made by PAYPAL.


Email: eafltaward@yahoo.es 
Rules in English:
(Rules also available in German, Spanish and Russian.)

Tks UT7AW and EA5FL and 

12 - 26 September 2014

ITALY                                          ENIGMA AWARD

The "ENIGMA AWARD", may be earned by contacts with participating stations starting on September 12 and ending on September 26th 2014. This event recalls the use of machine generated encryption using a device invented in Poland in the 1920's for commercial purposes, then sold to Germany prior to World War II. The machine was a typewriter type device which used rotating metal disks to scramble military messages. An English team of mathematicians and linguists developed probably the world’s first "mainframe" computer, powered by vacuum tubes to attack and decipher the radio traffic, which was given the nickname of "MAGIC". Only in the 1980's was this secret war declassified.  (A personal note: in 1962, I was trained to operate the updated version of this encryption machine for the US Navy.)

1. PARTICIPATION - The Award is open to all amateur radio and SWL stations, worldwide.
2. PERIOD - The Award will begin at 00:01 UTC September 12th and will end at 23:59 UTC September 26th2014.
3. Note: From 00.01 UTC September 12th to 23.59 UTC September 26th all contacts will be in clear, without any coding/encryption of the text, in CW – SSB – DIGI modes (PSK31, RTTY, SSTV, …); From 08.00 UTC to 23.59 UTC September 26th all the stations equipped with a real, virtual or emulated Enigma machine can be allowed to exchange partially encoded messages with a clarified code in CW mode, according to the following procedure.
4. STATIONS - All amateur radio stations can participate to the event, either those equipped with a real, virtual or emulated Enigma machine, or those without it, with the exception of the activity on September 26th.
Those stations equipped with a real, virtual or emulated Enigma machine will be inserted in a special list to be published on the web site www.arilaspezia.it in order to allow all participants to earn more points for the Award.
5. The following Italian stations coupled with a real Enigma have already confirmed their participation:
     A. Museo Tecnico Navale della Marina Militare della Spezia
     B. Scuderie di Palazzo Aldobrandini, Frascati, sede scelta dal Museo Storico della Comunicazione del MiSE
     C. Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia di Milan
     D. Sezione ARI Fidenza
If possible, all above stations will operate with a special similar call sign, according to the instructions available on the web site www.arilaspezia.it .

All participating stations coupled with a real/virtual or emulated Enigma machine have to register within 24.00 UTC September 07th 2014, following the instructions published on the website www.arilaspezia.it .
The "real Enigma" stations will communicate the radio station call sign, the QTH, the name of the Museum/Association where the machine is located or the owner's name (in case private belonger), identification data of the machine (model, serial number, number of working rotors, etc.).
The "virtual/emulated Enigma" stations will communicate the radio station call sign, the QTH, the type of software used for the simulation.

7. MODES - From 12 to 26 September all following modes are allowed: CW - SSB – DIGI (all digimodes actually allowed : PSK31 – RTTY- SSTV, etc).On September 26th only CW mode will be allowed for the clarified code messages.
8. BANDS - All HF bands, according to the Band Plan IARU (WARC included).
9. QSO Following QSOs will be valid:
     A. among amateurs radio and Enigma stations (real or virtual/emulated) registered in the above mentioned list;
     B. among Enigma stations (real or virtual/emulated).
     C. SWL: HRD of QSO with at least one Enigma station are valid.
10. JOLLY (Wild Card) STATIONS - Four JOLLY Stations will be activated as follows:
     A. Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia – Milan from 12 to 15 September
     B. Rover Joe Association – ARI Fidenza from 16 to 19 September
     C. Museo della Tecnica elettrica dell’Università di Pavia – ARI Vigevano from 20 to 23 September
     D. Museo Tecnico Navale della Marina Militare- La Spezia from 24 to 26 September
QSO (HRD) amateur radio with JOLLY Station =20 points
     QSO (HRD) amateur radio with real ENIGMA Station =10 points
     QSO (HRD) amateur radio with virtual/emulated ENIGMA station =3 3 points
     QSO ENIGMA station with amateur radio ? = 1 point
Each Enigma station (real or virtual/emulated) can be conntacted only once a day for each emission mode and for each band, during the whole period of the Award.

12. MULTIPLIER - A multiplier will be applied for each different Enigma station connected.
13. SCORE - The total final score is produced by the sum of the points-QSO multiplied by the number of different Enigma stations connected (multipliers). In the count of the multipliers, each station will be considered once only.
To achieve the Award is necessary to obtain the following minimum scores:
     A. Italian Stations 30 points
     B. European Stations 20 points
     C. DX 10 Points
15. EXCHANGE - All stations will exchange reports RS(T) as usual.
16. LOG DEADLINE - The deadline to send the Logs for the classifications and for the Award is October 30th 2014. The Logs, containing the category of participation, must be sent to the address published on the website www.arilaspezia.it .
The first absolute classified of each continent (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Oceania) will receive a special Certificate of participation.
17. AWARD REQUEST - The Award request, with the station log attached, will be sent via e-mail to the Award Manager www.arilaspezia.it . The Awards will be sent free of charge via e-mail in "pdf" format, will report a serial number and the reference category/subcategory.

Internet: www.arilaspezia.it .
Internet (2): http://www.arilaspezia.it/pages/evento-enigma/enigma-event.php

14 - 21 September 2014

KAZAKHSTAN                                           Activity Week "Almaty-160"

The period from 14 to 21 September 2014 will be celebrated as 160th anniversary of the founding of the city of Almaty. An award has been sponsored by the Almaty Amateur Radio League and AGSTK "Otan".

Requirements: To receive a diploma, you need to earn 15 points by making contacts with:
a. Special event stations UP160G, UN160G, UO160G which will be active during this period. . .
b. Other stations in Almaty and Almaty region (the first letter suffix callsign - G or Q) are also valid for this diploma "ALMATY-160".

Point Values:
a. a QSO with each special station = 2 points.
b. a QSO with any other station of Almaty and Almaty region = 1 point.
c. a QSO with the same station is allowed if it is made using different types of modulation or on different bands.
d. Time period: 00:00 UTC 14 September to 23:59 UTC 21 September 2014.

Diplomas are issued by diploma center MAC (www.cqham.kz ) automatically after a week of activity as a result of processing downloaded log data from Kazakh amateurs that participated in the event of the number of radio amateurs Almaty and Almaty region.
If you wish the award sent to you in paper form, contact sponsor by email to:almaty160 [at].qrz.kz [protected address]                        
You will be asked for payment to cover printing and postage.

E-mail: almaty160 [at] qrz.kz (Protected address - you must use the @.
Internet: http://www.qrz.kz/index

Tks Victoria, UT7AW 9/7/14

14 September to 15 October 2014

RUSSIA                                              HAM FORMULA ONE Award

This short time award is sponsored by the MegaLog Contest and Event Team and will be effective from 00:00 MSK 15 september 2014 at 23:59 MSK 15 october 2014 inclusive. ( In GMT terms, since MSK = UTC+4, the times will be 14 September 2014 at 2000GMT to 15 October 2014 1959GMT.)

Apparently, the Grand Prix this year will be 19 rounds of competition which began in March 2014. See below:

The Sochi Grand Prix will be the 16th stage of a 19-round Formula One championship that begins on March 16 in Melbourne.
It is being held on the 100th anniversary of the last grand prix in Russia, in 1914, before World War One and the Bolshevik revolution ended the sport’s development.
The race is the first of seven Formula One grand prix due to take place in Sochi annually until 2020. Russian race officials are keen for the second edition to be held in the spring rather than the fall.

Above from RIA NOVOSTI website. (En.ria.ru/ )


Regulations - general conditions of the program, the responsibilities of the organizers, formation conditions and requirements for the composition of the teams and the technical equipment.
Applicant - participant of the program, no special callsign.
Activator - participant of the program of the program running special call.
Designer - team captain, the formation and management of the team.
Pilot - the operator, a member of the special team.
Practice - the first stage of the program.
Qualification - the second phase of the program.
The race - the third and final phase of the program.
Steward - control of the program on the air.
Marshall - the organization, the management of the work site.
Newbie - the initial certificate of the applicant.
Expert - Expert plaque.
Champions Cup - Cup for the best score of the applicant on the results of the program (absolute offset).
Constructors Championship - Cup for the best team on the results of the program.


Make Valid QSO’s with Russian radio stations using temporary special calls as follows:.

No Callsign Fun team of
1 UE16IR Infiniti Red Bull Racing
2 UE16MP Mercedes AMG Petronas F1
3 UE16SF Scuderia Ferrari
4 UE16LT Lotus F1 Team
5 UE16MM McLaren Mercedes
6 UE16SA Sahara Force India F1 Team
7 UE16ST Sauber F1 Team
8 UE16SR Scuderia Toro Rosso
9 UE16WR Williams Martini Racing
10 UE16MT Marussia F1 Team
11 UE16CT Caterham F1 Team
- UE16HQ MegaLog HeadQuarter Team
QSOs may be conducted on any amateur radio HF bands (160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m) using any mode (PHone, CW, DIGItal);
Repeated QSOs on different bands and one band - other types of modulation (PHone, CW, DIGItal) during the entire period of the program are permitted.

The program is divided into 3 phases, with a higher number of QSO points for higher levels of the award:
1. 00:00 MSK 15 september - 23:59 MSK 30 september – PRACTICE = 1 point.
2. 00:00 MSK 1 october - 23:59 MSK 10 october - QUALIFICATION = 2 points.
3. 00:00 MSK 11 october - 23:59 MSK 15 october – THE RACE = 3 points.
4. QSO with UE16HQ = 3 points for the entire period of the program.
5. The amount of QSO points is muliplied by the factor:

A. Russia (all territory), 
Europe, Asia — 1.
Africa — 2.
North America, South America, Australia and Oceania — 3.

8 points — earns the initial certificate Newbie HAM FORMULA ONE
Basic Diploma Award HAM FORMULA ONE —
16 points — Diploma 3rd degree,
32 points — Diploma 2nd degree,
48 points — Diploma 1st degree

The type of modulation used (for diploma PHone, CW, DIGItal, denoted by a special sticker on the base diploma).

Team diploma — 9 QSO with one team (one special event station).

Expert Plaque — 50 points, first 3 plaques (No 0001— No 0003 ) order for free.

Champions Cup — Cup for the best score result of the applicant (absolutely offset).

The Newbie certificate is issued only in electronic form.
Awards are issued in paper and electronic form, with separate numbering.
— electronically - awards are issued automatically online http://f1award.ru under the conditions.
— in paper - for payment of expenses for printing and mailing. (Contact sponsor for postal fees to your country).
Application for the cup, paper certificates and plaques can be issued online diploma programs http://f1award.ru

Deadlines for applications for the cup, paper certificates and plaques - 30 days after the end of the program (until 15 November 2014).
Deadline for sending Awards - 90 days after the end of the program (until January 15, 2015).
Voting: On the program's website has an online form with open voting results, where every visitor can vote for one of the 11 teams, which in his opinion is a contender for the Constructors Championship.


Internet: http://f1award.ru , (it will be activated 1 September 2014.)
Rules in PDF: http://f1award.ru/rulesen.pdf

Tks S53eo, DH5MM and ON4CAS 8/29/14

15 - 21 September 2014.

SPAIN                                    40th Anniversary Memorial Amateur Radio Puertito of Guimaras 2014.

The Radio Club Amateur Radio Union of Guimaras (URG) in collaboration with Regional Section URE this valley (URVAG), and also promoted by the City Council of Guimaras, invites all amateur radio licensed stations to this field competition publicize the first monument in the world in its 40th anniversary.

1 Date: 15th to 21st of September 2014.
2. Requirement for the Diploma: Make a minimum of 5 contacts with the space station (EG8MRA), without repeating any mode or band mode and have communicated at least once with station EA8URG as a mandatory contact for obtaining the diploma.  The awards will be emailed in PDF format at no cost, but any onene who wants it printed and mailed, should send a donation of 5€ for printing and mailing costs.
3.All stations in the world in possession of the relevant amateur radio license are eligible to earn the award. .
4. Bands: 144, 50, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80 and 160 modes: SSB, CW, RTTY.
5. Look for stations on the air sending "CQ CQ 40TH ANNIVERSARY FIRST MONUMENT TO AMATEUR RADIO".
6. Log: The log can be sent in Cabrillo file format on or before October 20, 2014 to o ea8urg@gmail.com .
7. Lists: A log extract should be sent listing contacted station, date, time and frequency of each contact before October 20 to: Amateur Radio Union Valley Guimar EA8URG, P O Box: 29, 38500 Guimar, Spain.

E-mail: ea8urg@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.urvag.com/index.php/urvag/noticias-de-nuestra-seccion/110-concurso-40-aniversario-monumento-al-radioaficionado Tks QRZ.com 9/14/14

17 September to 1 October 2014

SPAIN                                    DIPLOMA XX TROPHY SANTO ANGEL 2014


The Holy Angel Amateur Radio Association (ARSA) CNP, announces the XX edition of the Trophy and Diploma SANTO ANGEL, commemorating the Patron of Police.

1. DATES: Both HF and VHF, begin at 06.00 hours UTC on 17 September 2014, remaining active until 24.00 hours UTC on 1 October of the same year. (15 days)
2. BANDS AND METHODS: SSB, 40 and 80 meters - NO contact can be with the same station within 1 HOUR made on a different band. Use band segments as recommended by IARU for this type of event. No use of repeaters on VHF.
     A. HF SSB: Valid contacts must be with ARSA member stations, which are counted at 1 point each. EG and EH stations = 5 points.
     B. Cw HF: Stations will call "CQ - SAC". Special stations with prefix of EG and EH = 10 points each. All stations can be contacted once a day on each band.
4. TROPHIES: Trophy will be eligible for 10% of stations per category among those who get the diploma with the highest possible maximum score.
In the category of a single VHF Trophy draw between those who get the diploma will be held.
For ARSA PARTNERS give points, also accounts for the 10% trophy.
Cost of the trophy requires a deposit of 13€ into account in the BBVA ARSA No 0182-6925-19-0201523263 in concept support for the preparation, engraving and delivery
The paper diploma is still free, except that DX international stations must provide two IRC coupon.

GIFT DIPLOMA and the XX edition: They will get diploma for the following total score:
HF SSB: EA, EC, EB: CT = 150 points, C31= 70 points. Rest of world = 25 points.
CW HF: EA, EC, EB = 150 pts. All other stations = 50 pts.
Joint SSB-CW (mixed mode) = 150 pts.
The SWL stations need 50 QSOs, listening to both sides of the contact. SWLs cannot score more than 5 contacts followed by each band and day.

EXCHANGES: Accredited and special stations (Members and EG/EH will send a progressive number starting with 000. The rest the country code. In CW will exchange 5.9.9

LISTINGS: relationship of QSOs made will be forwarded with, at: Indicative date of the QSO or progressive number and points earned letters in each contact, r / s station. Summary sheet is required to send mod. URE or similar. Forward your log extract to ARSA, PO Box No.17, cp 09100 Melgar de Fernamental (Burgos), Spain no later than post marked date of October 31, 2014 or apply by e-mail to ea1fe@yahoo.es .

E-mail: ea1fe@yahoo.es
Internet: http://www.ea1fe.com/XX-Diploma-Santo-Angel--ARSA-.html

Tks LY5J 9/17/14

September 21, 2014

BELGIUM                                           Belgian Mills Award

On September 21st, a number of Belgian "mills" will be activated in a contest designed to publicize the historical importance of the devices. (Remember that Belgium borders another country known for it’s mills: Holland.). Both countries have used windmills for pumping water and grinding grain for hundreds of years.)
The contest/award sponsors have 3 sets of rules for the award. I am showing only the rules for HF and VHF contacts. Refer to the web page below for the rules used by Activators or by SWLs.

http://www.belgianmillaward.be/BMA%20rules.htmHF of VHF Award Rules:

Contact active windmill references.
1. Submit a log submission of at least 30 valid windmill references contacted.
2. A fee of 10 €, for every award each, should be paid for to account number (information missing) with the mention of your callsign and the type of award applied for.
3. The application log to be sent either by e-mail or on diskette (Excel file format) or in a sealed envelope to the following address: Maurits NOLF,Sparrentuin 29,B-8793 St. Eloois-Vijve, Netherlands. E-mail address Maurits_Nolf@hotmail.com . Loglists must be sign by two radio-amateurs with a valid license.
4. Mixing of HF & VHF contacts is not allowed, nor are contacts via repeaters.
5. For more information please contact ON6WV Katy katyon6wv@gmail.com

E-mail: kayton6wv@gmail.com
Contest rules: http://www.belgianmillaward.be/ContRegl%20En%202011.htm
Rules for all categories of the award: http://www.belgianmillaward.be/BMA%20rules.htm

Tks SP9JPA’s BLOG 9/5/14

27-28 September 2014

ENGLAND                                   RAILWAYS ON THE AIR AWARD

The weekend of 27-28 September will see the annual Railways On The Air event celebrating the

anniversary of the first steam powered passenger railway which took place on 27th September 1825 - the first passenger train ran on a line in the North East of England from Darlington to Stockton. This event is sponsored and coordinated by the Bishop Auckland Amateur Radio Club. Over 25 stations have committed to be active for the event, and once the event is over and if you have made more than 10 contacts, please email a copy of your log to the address shown below providing the usual contacts data including Call Sign, Date, Band, and Mode and the sponsor will send you a copy of a special event certificate for you. No cost was mentioned, though I presume the award will be in digital format and sent by e-mail.

E-mail: bdingle@hotmail.co.uk.

Internet: http://rota.barac.org.uk/

Tks SP9JPA Blog 9/13/14


1 March to 30 November 2014

LATVIA                                                     RIGA-ECC-2014 Award

Riga, Latvia was elected as the European Capital of Culture for 2014 and throughout the year, its residents and guests will participate in many different events. Riga radio amateurs are sponsoring an award, the "RIGA - European Capital of Culture - 2014 " to mark this honor.  Earn the award by contacting Riga and Riga district Latvian stations with special call signs that will be active from 1 March to 30 November 2014. The calls will include YL2014 prefixes.

a. Modes: CW - PHONE - DIGI
b. Bands: HF and VHF according to the IARU band plan.
c. Points :
     For each QSO with one special callsign YL2014 one point is assigned.
     Repeated QSOs are permitted for award credit when made on different bands and modes.
d. Points required for the award: 
     GOLD: 50 points;
     SILVER: 25 points;
     BRONZE: 10 points.

The award is available for FREE in electronic format in PDF format. Send e-mail to riga2014@ham.lv with log extract including points claimed for the award.

E-mail: riga2014@ham.lv
Internet  http://riga2014.ham.lv/rules.php

Tks SQ6CU 3/1/14  Revised 4/9/14 Tks YL3BU

9 May to 21 October 2014

AUSTRIA                                   OE Helgoland Diploma

This diploma is offered in memory of the naval battle at Helgoland 150 years ago. It shows the two frigates "Radetzky" and "Black Mountain" in engagement with Danish ships off the island of Helgoland. The back of the award contains a description of the battle with images of Admiral Tegetthoff, the Navy Memorial in Cuxhaven and diploma data of the applicant.

Rules for the Award:
a) the diploma may be requested by any licensed radio amateur, club station or SWL.
b) contacts must be made from May 9, 2014 (May 9, 1864 date of the naval battle) until October 21, 2014 (October 21, 1864 when the ships departed for home.)
c) bands, all HF bands. preferred frequencies on CW: 3,565, 7,025, 10,118, 14,052, 18,095 kHz, preferred frequencies on SSB: 3,625, 7,060, 14,335 kHz.
d) Modes: CW and SSB, each station may be worked only once per band
e) same conditions for SWL `s.

Point Values:
a. QSO with the special station OE150CUX = 50 points,
b. QSO with OE6XMF (MFCA club station) = 40 points,
c. QSO with DL0CUX and / or OZ0MF = 30 points,
d. DL-Marine radio operator stations =10 points,
e. DL-AFU-Stns = 5 points each in CW and SSB,
f. OZ Navy radio operator stations = 10 points,
g. OZ-AFU-Stn = 5 points each in CW and SSB,
h. OE Marine radio operator stations = 10 points,
i. OE Afu-Stn = 5 points each in CW and SSB.

A total of 150 points are required. (The residence of the Imperial Naval squadron was located in Cuxhaven - Helgoland - Sylt and Bremerhaven 150 years ago)

The award is available in 6 varieties depending on contacts made.

One QSO with each of these stations using each one CW-/SSB-QSO `s
OE150CUX, OE6XMF, DL0CUX and OZ0MF = 150 points.
Make at least one CW-/SSB-QSO with a club station and contact with all three countries (DL, OZ, OE);
For Example: DL0CUX, 10 MF, 1 OZ, 1 MFCA Stn = 150 points.
Make at least one CW-/SSB-QSO with a club station, marine radio operator stations for less like the three countries (OE, DL, OZ).
Example: OE6XMF, 11 MF-Stn, 1 MFCA Stn = 150 points
Make at least one QSO with special or club station with mixed Afu contacts in CW and SSB on all three countries (OE, DL, OZ) is required.
Example: OE6XMF, 2 MF, 2-MFCA, 9 DL-Stn (SSB) 14 OE Stn (SSB), 1 OZ-AFU-Stn (SSB) = 152 points
Make at least one QSO with special or club station required.
Example: OE150CUX or OE6XMF or OZ0MF or DL0CUX plus remainder of points from other categories.
This "class" is intended for guests on the QRG as a reminder of this 150-year anniversary.
The same requirements as class "TELEGRAPHENMAAT" all Stn are working as / mm Stn, it must have at least one club radio station and one Afu-Stn from OE + DL + OZ to work in / mm (maritime mobile).
Example: DL0CUX/mm or OE6XMF/mm or OZ0MF/mm + OE1ABC/mm, DL1ABC/mm and OZ1ABC/mm

The Trophy is awarded as plaque together with engraving (your call sign) and diploma.
No cards needed, just a log extract of all QSOs and points plus the level you are applying for.
You may apply by e-mail or regular post to the MFCA Award Manager Ing Sepp Langer, OE3OLC. The cost for the award is € 15,. Funds transfer via electronic means are as follows:
     Volksbank Obersteiermark Kto Nr.: 51384740000
     BLZ: 43030
     IBAN: AT09 4303 0513 8474 0000

Apply by e-mail or traditional mail to: Ing. Sepp Langer, OE3OLC, Birkengasse 25, 3172 Ramsau (Hainfeld), Austria.

E-mail: langer.oe3olc@aon.at
Internet: http://www.qth.at/mfca/


19 June to 31 October 2014

Poland                                              "The Five Mounds of Krakow"

Artificial mounds have been created for a variety of reasons throughout history, including ceremonial), burial, and commemorative purposes. The Kosciuszko Mound in Kraków, Poland, erected by Cracovians in commemoration of the Polish national leader Tadeusz Kos'ciuszko, is an artificial mound modeled after Kraków's prehistoric mounds of Krak and Wanda.

A serpentine path leads to the top, approx. 326 metres (1,070 ft) above sea level, with a panoramic view of the Vistula River and the city. It was completed in November 1823. The location selected for the monument was the natural Blessed Bronislawa Hill situated in the western part of Kraków's Zwierzyniec District. It is one of Kraków's four mounds. The other three major mounds in Kraków are: Krakus Mound, Wanda Mound and Pilsudski Mound.


Contact stations operating on or in the vicinity of the five "Mounds of Krakow". In order to receive a diploma you should be make at least four QSOs, one QSO with each of four mounds. Station organizer 3Z5KK or HF5KK any. DX stations need only 2 such contacts.

Reference numbers:
1 - Mound Pi³sudski (Independence) - 36 m n.p.t
2 - Mound kosciuszko - 34 m n.p.t.
3 - Mound Krakus - 16 m n.p.t.
4 - Mound Wanda - 14 m n.p.t.
5 - Mound Jan Pawe³ II -7 m n.p.t.

Communication with the mound of Jan Pawe II (Pope John Paul II) may be used to replace a missing contact with one of the other mounds.
Special event stations HF5KK and 3Z5KK will be active during the period from 19 June 2014 to 31 October 2014 on the 40m band using SSB.
Diplomas will be sent after the completion of the action and receiving logs from communications conducted. Logs should include the special event call sign of the mound and proper reference number, plus date date and time of communication carried out.
Fee for DX stations for the diploma is 6 euro via PAYPAL: sq9mep@gmail.com .
Applications for the diploma and questions stations DX please send an e-mail kopcekrakowskie@gmail.com .
ward manager: Maciej Dziedzic, Po.Box. 497, 30-960 Krakow, Poland.

E-mail: sq9mep@gmail.com 
Internet: http://qrz.com/db/3z5kk 


28 July to 22 October 2014

RUSSIA                                           Worked all R14CWC

The diploma is established by the Russian telegraphy club RCWC and dedicated to the days of activity of the RCWC club during the period of 28 July to 22 of October 2014. During that period, ,members of the RCWC club will activate under special call signs from different regions of Russia. SWL OK.  The stations using special call signs: R14CWC, R14CWC/1 through R14CWC/0 will be active during the period of time shown above on all amateur bands including WARC bands by CW mode only. R14CWC will begin to work from the 25th of July at the rally of the club and be included into the diploma.

The diploma is offered in three degrees/levels:
1. the diploma of the first degree is issued under the number 1 for contacting special event station R14CWC or R14CWC/4 on any five from six bands(1.8; 3.5; 7; 14; 21; 28 MHz.);
The diploma is issued to those who took 1-10 places (LOG RCWC defines)
2. -the diploma of the second degree is issued under the number 1 for the work with R14CWC or R14CWC/4 on any four of the five bands (3.5; 7; 14; 21; 28)
The diploma is issued to those who took 11-100 places (LOG RCWC defines)
3. - the diploma of the third degree is issued to the rest of radio amateurs who make no fewer than 20 QSOs with special callsigns R14CWC, R14CWC/1 to R14CWC/0.

Other conditions:
Bands: all radio amateur bands including WARC bands
Contacts with every Special Event Station are allowed on different bands.
Numbering of diplomas in every degree is its own
Diplomas are free of charge and issued in electronic format.
The manager of the diploma is Stepanov Sergej Bronislavovich ( RM4C),

Send logs to: E-mail: rm4c@mail.ru
Applications for diploma should be sent in starting on the 23rd of October 2014 after the end of work of R14CWC till the 23rd of November 2014.
Check the online log. After having checked and seeing that you have fulfilled the award requirements, send text message and personal information by text file to E-mail: rm4c@mail.ru
This information includes: your call sign, name and surname (in Russian and English) and e-mail address. The name of the file should consist of the name of the diploma and callsign like: wa_r14cwc_r3fg.txt. If you don’t use the online log, just send log extract with QSO data and your name.
The award processing will begin from the 24th of November and end on the 31st of December 2014 depending on the number of received applications.

E-mail: rm4c@mail.ru 
Internet: http://rcwc.net/dip/ 


Tks K1BV Research 9/18/14

27 September to 5 October 2014

ENGLAND                                                  International Air Ambulance Week Awards

The intention of this event will be mainly to help support the donation funded flying medical services around the world, by operating your special event station during at least some of the 9 days during which this event takes place. The nine days to include two weekends, so everyone can get an opportunity to take part. The date has been set to coincide with the UK's own fund raising week, simply because the UK has by far the most complete coverage of donation funded medical helicopter services in the world. An additional and equally important aim will be to help the UK's Association of Air Ambulances, spread the concept of a public donation supported air ambulance service to the rest of the world.

While this event is designed to assist the Air Ambulance organizations, it should be noted that the awards issued will be FREE of charge, and will be issued as "e-awards", sent by e-mail in PDF format. Any decision to contribute will be entirely voluntary and is not a condition of receiving such awards. In any case, the stations operating in this cause are not permitted to receive funds of any kind.

Awards Available
1. An award for having registered and taken part in the event.
2. A Bronze award for having logged a minimum of 5 International Air-Ambulance Week stations.
3. A Silver award for having logged a minimum of 10 IAW station.
4 A Gold award for having logged a minimum of 15 IAW station.
5. Awards for SWL will follow the the above requirements

To claim the awards send a log extract by e-mail to DE3EAR@darc.de. This log extract should contain the usual information: Call Sign, Date, Time, Band, Mode, RST.   Also needed is the registration number from the IAW website list for the stations which will be active.  In the case of SWLs: the call sign of the station worked by the museum station. Please include all IAW stations worked as the Awards states how many you worked in total not just the 20.

The log extracts can be in any the following formats: txt, doc/docx, xls/xlsx, pdf, jpg and should be sent to The Awards Manager , Hans Jurgen-Schmelzer.

E-mail: DE3EAR@darc.de  
Internet: http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/

Tks M0HEM 9/18/14

1 - 31 October 2014

RUSSIA                                            "Formula 1 Grand Prix of Russia" Diploma

The Diploma "Formula 1 Sochi-2014" has been initiated by the Russian Amateur Radio Union, the Regional Office of the RAF in Sochi, the "Amateur radio Club Sochi", Club "Dolphin" (Lazarevskoe, Sochi) and "Club Certified radio amateurs."
The Diploma is dedicated to publicize the Formula-1 Grand Prix "with Russia" in Sochi.

There are 3 levels to the award:
Grade III - score at least 25 points;
Grade II - score at least 50 points;
Grade I - score at least 100 points.
Stations who earn a minimum of 150 points, or make contact with 25 different stations using the prefix R2014F * (* - the letter) are also eligible to receive plaques. Applications for a special plaquette should be sent to the address ru6ax@land.ru
Note: Cost, if any for the plaque not shown in their rules.

Point Values:
1. Contacts with the special call sign Sochi (R2014F, FB, FD, FE, FH, FI, FJ, FP, FS, FZ) = 2 points each.;
2. Contacts with other special call signs in the series R2014F * = 1 point.
3. Valid contacts may be made on any HF band: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10) and VHF bands (2m, 70cm, 30cm) during the period from 01/10/2014 to 31/10/2014.
4. Duplicate contacts are allowed for award credit on different bands and on one band - using different modes: CW, Phone, Digital.

The diploma is issued in electronic form. Application is made online form on the page: http://www.f1sochi.hamlog.ru and is issued automatically if the conditions for the award are fulfilled.

E-mail: ru6ax@land.ru
Internet: http://f1sochi.hamlog.ru/terms/

Tks DH1PAL 10/8, 2014


4 - 6 October 2014

ITALY                                                           Thor Heyrdlal Anniversary Diploma (II0THOR)

The special event call sign II0THOR has been created to celebrate the centennial of the birth date of the Norwegian great sailor and explorer Thor Heyrdhal. The special event will take place from October 4th to October 6th.

Award rules: The award can be earned by contacting the special event call II0THOR at least on two bands and using two different modes during the period above. Apply by e-mail with a log extract which shows the details of both contacts. Apply to: it9mrm@gmail.com. The award is free of charge and will be e-mailed to you as a digital image file.

Email: giulio.paris@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/II0THOR

Tks QRZ.com 10/2/14 

6 October to 15 November 2014

BELGIUM                                                     70th Anniversary Canadian Liberation March (ON4CLM )

A FREE commemorative award is available. ( format A4 ) for making just one contact (or one SWL confirmation) with special event station OO4CLM. The "CLM" stands for "Canadian Liberation March", commemorating the liberation of the town of Knokke in November 1944 by Canadian Armed Forces. The OO4CLM awards will be sent via e-mail after conclusion of the event.

Send your request for the award to logs@amati.be with contact data which will allow the sponsor to confirm that your request is valid. There is no cost for the award.

E-mail: logs@amati.be
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/OO4CLM

Tks QRZ.com 8/2/14

23 October to 10 November 2014

POLAND                               The Diploma Action „AWARD 1956"

The School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR, active in the Garment Industry School Complex in Poznan sponsors the Diploma Action "AWARD 1956" designed to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the tragic events of Polish history - Poznan June 1956 and Hungary history - The Hungarian Revolution of 1956. The action is part of the anniversary celebrations organized by Poznan City.

Honorary patrons of the event include: The Mayor of Poznao, the Polish Amateur Radio Union /PZK/, the Hungarian Radio Amateur Society /MRASZ/, the Veterans' Association and Participants of the Poznan June 1956 and the Hungarian World Federation ’56.


1. Participants: licensed national stations, individual and club foreign stations as well as short wave listeners (SWLs).
2. Period of time: starting at 00:01 23rd October 2013 until 23:59 10th November 2013 (LT for SP-HA).
3. Bands and modes: all bands in compliance with IARU R1 Band Plan HF, available modes: CW, SSB, DIGI.
4. Point Values for individual and club stations from Pozlnan or Budapest:
A. special event station SN1956PW = 20 points,
     B. club stations = 10 points (they give report RST + letter „C"),
     C. individual stations = 5 points (they give report RST + letter „S").
5.Points Required for the Diploma:
     A. Polish and Hungarian stations – 100 points,
     B. European stations – 50 points,
     C. Non-European stations – 30 points.

The Diploma is free in PDF format.
One QSO/SWL with special event station SN1956PW is required.
QSO with any given station may be repeated on another band or another mode per one day.
Participating stations may earn the award for providing proof of having made at least 25 QSOs and make an application.

6. Applications containing your callsign, name, surname (name of the club), e-mail address and the list of your QSOs/HRDs should be sent to the following address: sp3pgr@wp.pl . The deadline for sending of applications expires on 17th November 2013.

E-mail: sp3pgr@wp.,pl

Internet: QRZ.com entry for SP3PGW

Tks DH1PAL 10/24/14

October 31 to November 2, 2014

USA                                                       Split Rock/Edmund Fitzgerald 

Every year on November 10, the light at Split Rock Lighthouse is lit in memory of the 29 men lost aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald and all the other vessels lost on the Great Lakes. Horrific shipwrecks of 1905 fueled the demand for a lighthouse along Superior's North Shore. The construction process was completed in 1910, and the light at Split Rock shone until 1969. There is an annual event, this year on November 10th at Split Rock Lighthouse which commemorates the 1975 sinking of the freighter "Edmund Fitzgerald.". The lighthouse will close temporarily at 4:30 p.m. while the names of the 29 lost crew members are read to the tolling of a ship’s bell.

Award Requirement: Make a contact with commemorative station W0JH during the period Oct 31 to Nov 2, 2014. To request a certificate (sent via email only) send an email with the following contact information to: SplitRock2014@radioham.org

* Your Call Sign
* Date of QSO
* Time of QSO (in UTC time)
* Band/Frequency
* Mode
* The email ADDRESS where you would like the certificate sent

Any email received without the above information will be returned for clarification.
No postal or other electronic confirmations. Certificates for valid contacts will be sent as a pdf file to your email address beginning approximately 3 to 4 weeks following conclusion of the event.

Tks SP9JPA 10/31/14


1 - 9 November 2014

ITALY                                                        "Loano Electro" Diploma for 2014

The ARI Loano once again in 2014 continues to offer the biennial International School "Loano Electra" award. The aim of this award is to promote amateur radio and disseminate the historical image of the legendary ship used by wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi for radio experiments, conducted from 1919 to 1936 in the Ligurian Sea.

1. Period of operation: from 07.00 UTC on 01/11/2014 at 22:00 UTC on 09/11/2014.
2. Bands: 40 and 80 meters - CW - SSB.
3. Valid stations: The stations belonging to ARI Loano will call "CQ Loano Electra" and send the corresponding ratio RS (T). Each contacted station is worth 1 point and can 'be recontacted the same day more' times, as long as there is at least one change on mode or band. During the same period will
be activated the special event stations IQ1LA worth 3 points and the Marconi station Jolly IY1EY which is valid for 5 points.
4. To apply for the diploma "Loano Electra" you will need to have earned at least 25 points for Italian stations and 15 for foreign ones. For SWL apply the same rules of the category OM.
5. Applications must be received by 31.12.2014 enclosing the copy of log paper or electronic format .doc or .xls via email.
6. LOG must be completed including the following data:
Date, Time, UTC, Call, Band, Mode, participant data including telephone number and e-mail address to be contacted for any problem. Award fee is € 15,00. Send applications to: ARI LOANO, Via Magenta, 8 17025 Loano (Savona), Italy or by email to loanoelettra@ariloano.it .
7. Note that special station Marconi IY1EY will be 'active on the HF bands until the date of 31.12.2014, it will be valid only for the purposes of the Diploma on 40 and 80 meters CW and SSB during the duration of the diploma, all QSOs will be confirmed with a special QSL.
8. The rules and the list of members and 'www.ariloano.it can be found on the website under "Marconiclub" and the Facebook page ARI Loano IQ1LA, always will be published on the site requirements of diplomas received and the final results of the event.

E-mail: loanoelettra@ariloano.it
Internet: http://www.ariloano.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86:diploma-loano-elettra-2014&catid=12&Itemid=101&lang=it 

Tks K1BV Research 10/25/14

1 - 15 November 2014

CZECH REPUBLIC                                                 90th Anniversary of Ham Radio in Czech Republic (OL90OK)

8 November 2014 is the 90th Anniversary of first ham radio operation in Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia). To honor this special anniversary, the Czech Radio Club has organized the following activity which requires working the special memorial special event station OL90OK.

This station will be active during the period from 01 NOV 2014 till 15 NOV 2014, on HF and VHF bands.
An award, issued in the form of a digital file for you to print is available in three levels:
1. Bronze 3 QSOs with OL90OK.
2. Silver - 5 QSOs.
3. Gold - 10 QSOs.

All received QSL cards will be answered with a special QSL card. All contacts will be uploaded to The LoTW.  The sponsor will be issuing all awards in the form of a digital file which you may print with your own equipment. They will be using the web page provided by the OK-OM DX Contest Club whose address will be http://okomdx.crk.cz/eval/ol90ok/ . THIS PAGE IS NOT IN SERVICE NOW. It should be ready on or after 15 November.

Internet/rules: http://www.crk.cz/ENG/node/1454
Internet (history of amateur radio in Czech Republic: http://www.crk.cz/ENG/SPOLKYE

Tks DH1PAL 10/24/14 

7 - 23 November 2014

ITALY                                             70th Anniversary of B-24 Liberator Plane Cash on Mt Menna

On October 4th, 1944 13 soldiers perished in an air crash above Oltre il Colle (BG, Italy).

For decades little was known of them, also because of the classified nature of their flight. This restriction has been now removed and, as a consequence, recently it has become possible to reconstruct what happened and to celebrate their sacrifice.  On that night, a four-engine B24 Liberator of the American Air Force named "Lady Irene" took off from Brindisi for the Alps. Its mission was to deliver supplies, ammunition and money to Italian partisans. Thirteen soldiers and airmen were on board, of which ten were Americans and three Italian agents of the American Secret Service to be parachuted over Monasterolo (BG). Owing to darkness, fog and clouds above the Orobian mountains, the plane crashed on the ridge of mount Menna (2300m), near Pezzadello.

In remembrance of this event a memorial Diploma "B24 Liberator" was established, to be issued to all stations achieving the appropriate qualifications and requesting it. This Diploma will be undersigned by the President of the Albino ARI Section, by the Albino President of ANPI (National Association of Italian Partisans) and by Rita Sloan Vogt, the sister of the commander pilot of the crashed airplane, Charles Robert (Bob) Sloan.

1. Participation : OM and SWL all over the world.
2. Date and Time : From 00.00 UTC November 07 (Friday) to 23.59 UTC November 23, 2014 (Sunday).
3. Bands : 20, 40 e 80 meters.
4. Mode : SSB, CW, RTTY
5. QSO : Contact member stations of A.R.I. – Branch of Albino or the "jolly"(wild card) station IQ2CP. The same station can be connected several times on different days or on the same day but using different bands or modes.
6. The full list of accredited stations is located on < www.arialbino.it>
7. Point values:
     A.SSB QSO : QSO/HRD with " jolly" station IQ2CP = 5 points. QSO/HRD with all others accredited stations = 1 point.
     B. CW and RTTY QSO : QSO/HRD with " jolly" station IQ2CP = 6 points. QSO/HRD with all others accredited stations = 2 points.
8. Exchange : The station IQ2CP and all the accredited stations will send RS(T) and progressive QSO number. All the other stations will send RS(T) only.
9. Points Needed:
     A. Italian stations : 20 points (15 HRD for SWL).
     B. European stations: 15 points (10 HRD for SWL).
     C. Outside Europe stations: 10 points (8 HRD for SWL).
10. Applications: All requests must be received not later then December 31, 2014 by regular mail. Apply to: Sezione ARI Albino – Award manager –, P.O. BOX 63, 24021 Albino (BG) – ITALY or via e-mail (with attached log in txt format and copy of payment) to the address diploma@arialbino.it, including:
     A, Printed log or electronic file (txt file) with all your personal references (Call, Name, Surname and address) and the details of the QSOs as: Date, time(UTC), band, mode, station contacted, RS(T) sent, RS(T) received, progressive number received.
     B. the amount of 10 euros or $US15 (IRCs or stamps are not accepted).
     C. or you can pay via Credit Card or PayPal the amount of 12 euros or $US17 (with transaction fees) using the specific option in the Home Page on <www.arialbino.it > or using the website Menu option " Pay on-line" .
11. The award will be sent by mail or, preferably, by electronic e-mail in PDF format. Please let us know if you like this. In case of no instruction will be sent by regular mail.

E-mail: diploma@arialbino.it
Internet: http://www.arialbino.it


Tks IK2EBP 10/25/14

November 8 - 25, 2014

POLAND                                                   The Railwayman’s Day 2014 Award

This award honors amateur stations in Poland who work for their national rail system.

The three Special-Event Stations, will be active Nov 8 - 25, 2014.
3Z2014DK (SP8AJC)

Members of the Polish FIRAC Railway Enthusiasts Stations will also be active :

Requirements: The award will be available for all Polish, other EU, and DX stations for working at least three different stations listed above, including at least one of the special-event stations. 
All bands and modes OK. The Award is free of charge as a electronic version using (pdf).. Please send your application and log extract via e-mail to Henry SP9JPA: zwolski(at)bci.krakow.pl

Internet/rules: http://dzienkolejarza.blogspot.com
Internet/info: http://sp9jpa.blogspot.com

Tks SP9JPA and qrz.com/db/3Z2014DK 111/2/14

14 - 16 November 2014

CANARY ISLANDS                                          Punta Rasca Lighthouse Expedition Award (EH8FPR)

The Grupo DX Teide (Teide DX Group) will operate in the Punta Rasca Lighthouse on November 14 to 16. The lighthouse is located on the South Western coast of the Tenerife island (Canary Islands). 
The ancient lighthouse began operations on 1899, and the new tower is working since 1978. This tower has a height of 32 meters, and it located at 51 meter (asl).

Operators will be EA8AM, EA8ARG, EA8AY, EA8BFH, EA8BRW, and EA8IH. Activity will be on HF, VHF and UHF bands using SSB, CW and digital modes. 
Stations who make contacts on at least five bands and/or modes may receive a special diploma. It will be sent free of charge in the form of a printable image. 
If you wish a traditional printed award should send €5 to cover printing and shipping expenses. The Diploma must be requested from the QSL manager, EA8NQ.

E-mail: ea8nq@hotmail.com
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/EH8FPR

Tks QRZ.com 11/6/14

1 - 30 November 2014

ALGERIA                                                60th Anniversary of the Outbreak National War 1954-2014 (7U60AR)

This award is offered by an independent group of amateurs in Algeria. They will be on the air from 01 to 30 November 2014 with a special call sign: 7U60AR for the celebration of our 60th anniversary of the outbreak national war . The sponsor says that this event is very important for the Algerian peoples , and your participation is very important for us and very much appreciated .

Four operators will be active for this special event (7X5AV op Djamel, 7X4RJ op Abder, 7X2RD op Garti and 7X2JV op Noury ) will be on all bands HF and all modes (digi mode, SSB and CW) .

Special Trophy 7U60AR: For all Amateurs radio of world which are interested for a special Trophy 7U60AR should contact our station (7U60AR) on four (04) different bands either in mono mode or mixed mode. Send your log with award fee of $US15 and your exact address to the manager 7X2RD of the event before 31 December 2014.For special QSL card, send your QSL to the manager 7X2RD with only 2USD. This award is separate from the one offered by the Algerian Radio Association.

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/7U60AR

Tks QRZ.com

November 23? - 25, 2014

SPAIN                                                               International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Diploma

A very handsome award is offered for making just one contact with the special event station EG7EVG which recognizes 25 November 2014 as the day for the elimination of violence against women.

Just make the required contact, send a log extract of this contact to EG7EVG@yahoo.es and the award will be sent to you via e-mail in digital format which you may print in your shack.


29 April to 31 Dec 2014

POLAND                                 80 Years of Amateur Radio in Plock (1934-2014)

1. The publisher of the award is Command of Polish Scouting Association in Plock and Scout Amateur Radio Club SP5ZBA in cooperation with the Amateur Radio Club of the National Defense League - SP5KUT.
2. The award is issued to commemorate 80 years of amateur radio activities in Plock and to promote the city of Plock.
3. Award is available both for licensed amateur radio and SWL stations.
4 Requirements: earn 10 points to obtain the award, as per following rules:
A. mandatory QSO/SWL with special call sign station HF80PLOCK = 5 points
B. QSO/SWL with Plock club station (SP5KUT) = 2 points
C. QSO/SWL with member of SP5ZBA or SP5KUT clubs = 2 points
SP5CTD, SP5GNH, SP5HQZ, SP5JLQ, SP5LGN, SP5MXL, SP5NON, SP5ON, SP5SSK, SP5WLY, SQ5AXA, SQ5AXS, SQ5AZB, SQ5AZH, SQ5EKW, SQ5GRP, SQ5WAJ  SO5AAN.D. QSO/SWL with member of SP5ZBA or SP5KUT clubs operating outside Poland = 3 points EA8AB, KG2KJ (SP5ILP), MM0LGS (SP5LGS), VW7A (SP5LGM)
E. QSO/SWL with other stations operating from city of Plock and Plock district = 1 point
5. All amateur bands and modes are allowed
6. Only one QSO/SWL with each station is counted. Multiple QSO/SWL on different bands and modes are not taken into account.

7. Award cost:
electronic version PDF - free of charge
• paper version for Polish and foreign stations - free of charge providing that A4 size SASE with sufficient stamps for sending back will be delivered to the address of SP5ZBA club (see below).

9. Award applications with a list of performed QSO/SWL and applicant address shall be send till March 31st 2015 to the following address:
A. electronic applications: sp5non@gmail.com
B. • paper applications: Harcerski Klub Lacznosci SP5ZBA przy Mazowieckiej Sp. Mieszkaniowej, 09-407 Plock, ul. Lachmana 2,
C. Award Manager Marcin SP5NON

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/HF80PLOCK?ref=965959456

Tks PA3CUZ 5/9/14

15 October - 31 December 2014

ROMANIA                                                    YP35KZA AWARD

2014 marks the 35th anniversary of continuous activity of the radio club YO8KZA in the city of CAMPULUNG MOLDOVENESC (BUCOVINA County) in Romania..

Members from "Liga Radioamatorilor Bucovineni" Association - YO8KZA Team, will celebrate this event by offering a diploma which will be issued free of charge in electronic format for stations who make contact with the special event station YP35KZA during the period 15 October to 30 December 2014 using and valid band or mode.

Award level and requirements:
1. BRONZE: 3 QSO's are needed using 3 different bands, a minimum 2 of modes used.
2. SILVER: 4 QSO's are needed using 4 different bands, minimum 3 of modes used.
3. GOLD: 5 QSO's are needed using 5 different bands, minimum 4 of modes worked

The Diplomas in electronic format are issued free of charge by sending a request to yp35kza@yahoo.com. Your request should be sent no later than January 31, 2015 and should contain a log extract and email address at which you wish to receive the diploma. Applications after January 31, 2015 will not be honored.

E-mail: yp35kza@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/YP35KZA

Tks ON4CAS 10/2014

31 October to 31 December 2014

ALGERIA                                                             60th Anniversary of the Algerian Revolution Award

Algeria celebrates the 60th anniversary of their Revolution which separated them from France, and launched an independent country in North Africa. The Amateurs Radio Algeriens (ARA), their national radio amateur society is offering this certificate to celebrate the event. To obtain the Diploma you must earn a total of at least 60 points by working Algerian stations, including a number of special event operations using the rare 7V prefix.

All Amateur radio operators, radio clubs and SWLs can participate in the contest on all modes and all HF bands authorized.

Dates and times:
From October 31st 2014 at 23:00 UTC
To December 31st, 2014 at 23:00 UTC.

The same station can be contacted once per band for award credit..
Correspondents must exchange their respective reports.

Point Values:
a. Official Station 7V7V =15 points.
b. Official station 7Y9A =10 points.
c. Official station 7W9A =10 points.
d. Official station 7V60R =15 points.
e. Radio Club Station 7X =10 points.
f Ordinary 7X stations =05 points.

Send a log extract to the contest manager ARA by registered mail: A.R.A., PO Box 01, RP Alger ALGERIA on or before 31 January 2015. The log must be written in uppercase. Enclose application fee of $US15 or 10 Euros to cover costs of printing and mailing.

Make sure your list is complete and accurate. Errors may cause the award to be not issued. 
a.  The QSO must not be with a nonexistent 7X call sign.
b. The QSO must be in the logs of the listed station.
c. The call sign must be complete or the contact be cancelled.

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/DB/7V7V

Tks UT7AW 11/2/14

1 November to 31 December 2014

TAHITI                                            80th Anniversary Club Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie (CORA)

Starting November 1st and till end of 2014 to celebrate the 80th anniversary (born in 1934) of the club, all licenced operators of the "Club Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie (CORA)" will be given the chance to operate as FO8AA/P from their home QTH. Activity will be on HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65.  The award can be obtained by all stations possessing an official amateur radio license or SWL.  

Requirements: Applicants must provide proof of 6 contacts with FO8AA or FO8AA/P between during the period 1 November to 31 December 2014. A maximum of one contact per band and mode will count for the degree.

All bands and modes OK. Send an award application with an extract of your log to the award manager including your full name, call sign. QSLs are not required, only an extract from the log indicating the date and UTC time, frequency or band and reports is mandatory. SWL's must mention more indicative of the DX station worked in QSO.

The diploma will be sent in electronic format only, in "PDF" format for free, from December 2014. Applications must be made before December 31, 2015.

To receive QSLs for these contacts, you should send $US2 or 1 IRC to: CORA CLUB OCEANIEN DE RADIO ET ASTRONOMIE, P.O.BOX 5006, 98716 PIRAE, TAHITI, French Polynesia.

Email: FO8AA@cora-tahiti.net
Internet: http://www.cora-tahiti.net/80ans.php

Tks VA3RJ 11/14/14

15 November to 15 December 2014

ROMANIA                                                      55th Anniversary of the YO4KBJ Radio Club

Between the dates of November 15 and December 15, the Galati Radio Club celebrates 55 years of activity. On this occasion the club will operate a special event station, YR55KBJ, planning to be active on all bands and modes.
A special diploma is offered to all stations who make 5 contacts on any bands and modes with YR55KBJ. Contacts made via Echolink repeaters and community repeaters will not count for the award. .
A diploma in electronic format may be downloaded from the website www.hamyo.ro where you will be able to check and see if you have made the required number of contacts. You will then be able to download and print the award.

Email: yo4rln@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/YR55KBJ

Tks QRZ.com

1 - 15 December 2014

ITALY                                   DIPLOMA "40 YEARS ARI LECCE"

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of ARI Lecce, an award is being offered to all OM and SWL of the world, for making contacts as shown below.

The period to earn the Diploma will begin Monday, December 1, 2014 at 12:00 UTC and will end Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 18:00 UTC.

Point Values:
1. Contacts with all members of the Section A.R.I. Lecce will be worth 1 point,
2. A Jolly station (wild card) IQ7AF = 5 points,
3. the special station HB9DNI (IZ7ECX affiliated with ARI Lecce) from Switzerland = 3 points.

All modes permitted: CW-SSB-DIGI (PSK31-RTTY).
Bands: 10-15-20-40-80
Each station may be contacted once per day for each mode for the duration of the award period noted above as long as they are made on different days.
Look for stations Calling: CQ..CQ..40 YEARS A.R.I. LECCE (IZ7XXX) QRZ

Points Required:
Italian Stations need 30 points, 15 points other European, outside of  Europe 5 points.
SWL must send 10 reports QSO.

The award is free of charge if sent to you as a PDF file, otherwise, a printed and mailed award will cost 10E. Applications may be e-mailed to iz7dok@libero.it or by traditional mail to: A.R.I. Lecce PO Box 161, 73100 Lecce, ITALY.  Requests must be received by 31/01/2015 to iz7dok@libero.it attaching a log extract in one of the following formats: adif, Cabrillo, excel, word.  The station scoring the highest number of points and will be entitled to diploma on parchment paper and a stay (one night) free for two people at a B & B in Lecce "city of the Baroque"! In the case of participants tied, the winner will be drawn.

E-mail: iz7dok@libero.it
Internet: http://www.arilecce.it (PDF Document)

Tks QRZ.com 12/5/14

1 - 31 December 2014

RUSSIA                                                        RAEM-111 Plaque

The plaquette "RAEM-111" is sponsored by PO CPP across the Novosibirsk region in honor of the 111th anniversary of the birth of the legendary polar radio operator, the first Chairman of Federation of radio sport of the USSR, a Hero of the Soviet Union Ernst Teodorovich Krenkel and may be earned by radio amateurs and SWL’s of the whole world who during the period from December 1 to December 31, 2014, You will need to earn 111 points for contacting stations from Russia and the CIS countries with point values as follows:


1. for a radio contact with memorial radio station RAEM which will be active on December 28 = 25 points.
2. for a radio contact with R111EK radio station (Ernst Krenkel) and any other radio station with RAEM suffix = 10 points.
3. for a radio contact with radio stations located above the Arctic Circle or located in Antarctica = 5 points.
4. For radio amateurs of Europe and Asia the sum of the gathered points is multiplied bty a factor of 1.5, and for stations on other continents, by a factor of 2.0.

All contacts must be made using only morse code. Same station may be worked on different bands for award credit.
Send a log extract by e-mail to: Alexander Pashkov to the address ua9oa@mail.ru
The cost of a plaquette is 1500 rub. Contact sponsor for details on payment.

E-mail: ua9oa@mail.ru
Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2872.html

Tks QRZ.ru 11/30/14

1 - 31 December 2014 

BELGIUM                                       YOTA Month of December

During the month of December several countries will become active with stations using "YOTA" as a suffix for call signs. The idea for this is to break the ice for some youngsters and encourage them to take their microphone in the hand and make contacts. As seen over the years the YOTA-group is growing fast and every week more young operators are asking to participate.

Let us all make YOTA popular in our hobby and let us all help to encourage young operators on the HAM radio train!… An award has been developed to assist in this endeavor.

4 levels of an award are offered:
a. Bronze : 10 worked YOTA stations
b. Silver : 20 worked YOTA stations
c. Gold: 30 worked YOTA stations
d. Platinum: Worked all YOTA stations taking part. See list below.

a. Only contacts during December 2014 are valid.
b. Each special YOTA callsign may be counted only one time.
c. All bands and all modes are valid
d/ To apply for the award, send your log of these QSO’s to award@ham-yota.com
e. All logs will be published on ClubLog

Price: Free of all costs. (See website for "Donate" button.)
Award Distribution: Starts at 1 February 2015

Award manager is Bjorn, ON9CFG

Questions & contact: award@ham-yota.com

An online logbook can be found on their website so you can track your progress.
Their website also allows you to apply for the award.




Internet: http://www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/

Tks QRZ.com 11/26/14

1 - 15 December 2014

RUSSIA                                                           R1719G - Gagarin Commemoration Diploma

Contact the memorial station R1719G which will be active from December 1 till December 15, 2014. Both digital and printed awards are available as listed below.

Digital awards are free of charge.

a. 1st grade award requires 7 QSOs with R1719G using different bands or different modes (CW, SSB, any DIGITAL).
b. 2nd grade award requires 5 QSOs with R1719G using different bands or different modes (CW, SSB, any DIGITAL)
c. 3rd grade award requires 3 QSOs with R1719G using different bands or different modes (CW, SSB, any DIGITAL)
No application is needed. To receive the award, go to the online log check page, enter your call sign, and if the information on their file matches your contacts, you may download the Award certificates automatically.

A paper certificate is also available for any station making just 1 QSO with R1719G.
Those participants who want to receive a paper certificate should send their application to the following address: Igor Popov RZ3LC, P.O.Box 35, Gagarin, Smolenskaya obl., 215010, RUSSIA.
The cost of the paper certificate is 50 Rubles in postage stamps for Russians, and $US3 for all others (or equivalent).

Internet: http://www.r1719g.ru/diplomaeng.php
Also: http://www.qrz.com/db/R1719G

2-7 and 13-21 December 2014

FRANCE                                         Napoleon Award 2014

The special event stations TM210CN and TM200CF will be active on the above dates with operations by F4DTO and F4GFE which commemorates the crowning of Napoleon I on 2 Dec. 1804.

An award will be made available for making contacts with these two stations on the number of bands as noted below:
Bronze = 3 bands qso
Silver = 4 bands qso
Gold = 5 bands qso
Platinum = 6 bands qso

Send list of contacts and bands which were used to receive the award. The list should be sent to F4DTO and is free of charge. Look for activity on the 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10 meter bands.

For SWLs, it is necessary to provide a list of 3 Call signs.

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db For TM210CN

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14

5 - 25 December 2014

RUSSIA                                                     90th Anniversary of the Radio Club of Ufa

December 25, 2014 marks the 90th anniversary of the foundation of Radio Club in Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. Commemorating it, the following special event stations will be active from Ufa from 00.00 UTC December 5, 2014 to 23.59 UTC December 25, 2014: R90WGM, R90WJV, R90WOB, R90WXK, RM90WF, RU90WZ, RV90WB, RW90WC, RZ90W, RZ90WU, UE90W.

QSO’s can be confirmed at http://ufa90.hamlog.ru/ (updates regularly); the managers are marked on the same website. QSL cards will be sent upon the end of the activity.

The special award "90 years of Ufa Radio Club" was established by All-Russia HAM Radio Union (SRR), Regional Department in the Republic of Bashkortostan. The award is free, delivered by e-mail only.

Requirements: The applicant should earn 90 points for QSOs with the special event calls from 5 to 25 December, 2014: each SSB QSO gives 15 points, CW and DIGITAL QSO – 30 points, on 1.8 MHz and 144 MHz points are tripled. Repeated QSOs are allowed on different bands or by different types of radiation (CW-SSB-DIGITAL, PSK transmission rate is not considered).

Results will be announced automatically basing on the logs of special event stations. Each radio amateur can earn up to 4 awards: MIXED, CW, SSB, DIGITAL. To obtain the MIXED award at least three QSOs with different special calls are necessary, for CW / SSB / DIGITAL awards - at least two different calls. SWL stations may obtain the award on the same conditions. The application should be sent by e-mail no later than January 31, 2015 via the form on the web page: http://ufa90.hamlog.ru/ .

Winners in each group (MIXED, CW, SSB, DIGITAL) will be specially awarded, the station with the highest score will get the plaquette "90 years of Ufa Radio Club". Participants who make QSOs with 8 special event calls R90W .. - RZ90W .., UE90W (a total of 11 call signs) and earn all four awards will receive special souvenirs.

E-mail: rv9wb@ufanet.ru
Internet: http://qrz.com/db/RV90WB

Tks QRZ.com RV9WB listing 12/5/14

12 - 22 December 2014

RUSSIA                               55th Anniversary of the Strategic Missile Forces

The award is available in 3 levels.

To obtain the award:
3rd Degree - 55 points;
2nd Degree - 255 points;
1st Degree - 555 points.

Point Values: Contact with special event stations beginning with UE55 = 5 points;
QSOs with radio amateurs who served in the Strategic Missile Forces (see list on their web site) = 3 points.
Same station may be contacted on different bands and modes for award credit. (SSB, CW, Digital). .
Points for contacts which are made on December 17 are worth triple values shown. Repeated QSOs on other days will not get this multiplier.
Activators diploma program for certificates must make 150, 300 and 500 contacts.
The official lists of the special callsigns, as well as showing those who served in the Strategic Missile Forces, are published on the website http://www.afaru.saratovradio.ru .

Information on earned awards is available on the Online http://www.rvsn55.hamlog.ru .
All awards are electronically downloaded free at http://rvsn55.hamlog.ru .
To obtain the award in paper form the fee is 1st diploma - 150 rubles., 2 - 200 rubles., 3 - 250 rubles.
SWLs may receive diplomas based on an extract from their logs on similar terms.

An application for a diploma in paper form should be submitted by e-mail to: ra4ceo@mail.ru or at 412 163 / I 135 p.Svetly Saratov region.
Applications should specify the call signs that were worked, name and surname of the applicant's address sending date and time of transfer of the award fee. Application deadline - until 11 Jan.2015.

Payment is made by money order value at stake SAVINGS
(valid until 07.2015g.) or at 412 163 / I 135 p.Svetly
Saratov region in the name of Makevkina Alexander Ivanovich.

Tks VU2UR 12/20/14

19 - 31 December 2014

FINLAND                                           Santa World Vision Award

Over a period of several years, Santa Claus has appeared on Amateur Radio bands to bring cheer to the whole world, adults and children alike, with the thrill of hamcasting from Santa Claus Land (SCL) and even talking directly to kids of all ages all over the world.
Santa himself at OH9SCL in the capital of Lapland, and OF9X, Santa's communication arm, will again be active on all bands. But this Christmas, Santa goes beyond his normal mission and welcomes you and your children to join him in the spirit of World Vision <www.worldvision.org >.

This is to bring Christmas also to needy children on all continents and this year specifically in Albania. Radio Arcala and World Vision UK have signed an agreement for cooperation aimed at increasing the value of Amateur Radio in society at large. The worthy cause directly involves amateurs in Albania as well. You can join the mission at <http://qrz.com/db/of9x /> via a World Vision link and also find Santa’s ClubLog and spot windows. Additionally, contacting both OH9SCL and OF9X this Christmas will earn you an attractive Santa World Vision Award at no cost following your email request to of9x@sral.fi.

The activity starts on Friday, December 19 and ends on the last day of the year, December 31. All bands, CW/SSB/RTTY, will be used, typically some 25 kHz from the band edge. When the station is operating on 20M SSB around 14.225 kHz, Santa's audio and video will occasionally be streamed at <www.ustream.tv/channel/of9x-tv >.

Those participating in the OH9SCL activity are Ynsky, OH9KL; Tuomo, OH9JML; Jarmo, OH9EGH; Juha, OH9MM and Kimmo, OH9MDV. At the controls of OF9X you will find Olli, OH0XX; Ville, OH1JD; Timo, OH1NX; Jaakko, OH1TX; Raimo, OH2BCI; Pertti, OH2BEE; Martti, OH2BH; Mari, OH2FPK (YL); Jyri, OH2KM; Arto, OH2KW; Pertti, OH2PM; Pekka, OH2TA; Pauli, OH5BQ; Veijo, OH6KN and Kim, OH6KZP. Santa will soon be at your service.

QSL via OH2BH.

Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1194 Dec 22, 2014

25 December 2014

ITALY                                                CHRISTMAS DAY AWARD 2014 Diploma

The "CHRISTMAS DAY AWARD 2014" is issued to any OM/SWL who makes at least 10 QSOs or SWL reports with any radio amateur station, on any band and in any mode, only on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2014.

Endorsements may by requested for SSB, CW, DIGI etc.  The QSL cards are not needed, just send a list of stations ( GCR ) worked/heard as shown in the example below. The award is free and will be sent to you via email in the format of a PDF or JPEG file. Send your application via email to the award manager IK3GER, Paolo, corsetti.paolo@libero.it

Example of application

QSO         C A L L              Date     UTC    MHz    2 x
1                 W3CC             25/12/2014 ..              ..          ..
2              SM5OOO            25/12/2014 ..             ..            
3               IT9AAA             25/12/2014  ..            ..           ..
ETC.. .. .. .. .. ..
10             JA3AAA             25/12/2014  ..           ..            ..

IK3GER also offers a great collection of FREE awards, sent to you as image files.  Most are on Italian themes, and are very well designed and interesting.  His awards website is located at: http://www.ik3ger.it/awards.php .

Tks DE3EAR 12/20/14

27-28 December 2014

USA                                       WW1USA Contact Certificate:

On Deccember 27-28, during the hours 1500Z-2200Z, WW1USA will operate from the National World War I Museum to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914. This operation is hosted by the Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club with assistance from the Joplin Amateur Radio Club. A contact certificate is available at WW1USA.org or at this site beginning December 27 through January 30, 2015.

Internet: https://theworldwar.org/amateurradio 

Tks K1BV Research

10 December 2014 to 6 January 2015

ROMANIA                                        YO1989BV Award

This award commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution of 1989 , and is sponsored by the University Sports Club Brasov (YO6KSU) and amateur stations from Brasov who will activate the special event station YO1989BV.

Radio activity will be in the HF bands using SSB , CW and DIGIMODES ( RTTY , PSK ) . A special QSL card is offered, as is an digital award available in three levels.

Award requirements: Contact YO1989BV
1. Diploma class 1 requires 7 QSO (SWL) on different days using 3 different operating modes;
2. Diploma class 2 requires 5 QSO (SWL) on different days using 3 different operating modes;
3. Diploma class 3 requires 3 QSQ (SWL) on different days using 2 different operating modes.

Diplomas will be send in digital format by e-mail. Application must be sent by e-mail to: yo1989bv@gmail.com after checking the QSO in clublog.org. Application deadline is January 31, 2015.

The QSL and diploma manager is Victor,YO6MP.
All QSO's will be recorded on the following services: E-QSL.CC , HRDLOG.NET , QRZ.COM , QRZCQ.COM and CLUBLOG.ORG. See QRZ site of YO1989BV.

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14

25 December 2014 to 5 January 2015

ENGLAND                                       FOC FOCUS Magazine 25th Anniversary QSO Party

To celebrate 25 years of the FOC's in-house magazine FOCUS, the 100th edition of which will be published on 1 January 2015, FOC members will be calling "CQ FOC25." Points will be earned, by members and non-members for working FOC officers, FOCUS editors and any FOC members. A certificate will be issued to everyone who achieves 100 points.

When: 00:00 GMT, 25 December 2014 until 23:59 GMT, 5 January 2015.
: All nine HF bands 1.8-28 MHz; CW only. Work each station once per-band.
: Members may call ‘CQ FOC25’. There is no mandatory exchange beyond call-signs. However, members may send their membership number and may indicate if they count for bonus points, as listed below.
This is NOT a contest, so feel free to exchange a few pleasantries during your exchange.

Point values (for FOC members and non-members):
a. The Club call-sign GS4FOC: 10 points (Operator Terry, GM3WUX)
b. FOCUS Editors, 10 points each: G4BUE/N4CJ (1989-2011), V31JP (2011-2012), S57WJ (2013-)
c. Presidents (1989-2014), 3 points each: G3LHJ, GW3KDB, G3SYM, GM3YTS, GW3KGV, G3LIK, GM3POI, G3KTZ, G3RXP, GM3WUX, G3SWH, G4HZV, G3WGV, G3RVM, G3VTT, G3PJT, G3IZD, G3XTT.
d. Contesting columnists, 3 points each: G3SXW, G4BUO, K5RC, N2KW, N9RV
e. Committee members 2014-15, 3 points each: AC5K, G3RWF, G4BWP/A65BD, G4FNL, G4FON, KR3E, M0PCB, N4TY.
f. FOCUS distribution manager, 3 points each: WB2YQH
g. All other FOC members, 1 point each. (http://www.g4foc.org/members )
h. Member QSOs with non-members, 1 point each

Reports: You can easily keep track of your total points by using G3WGV's FOCUS100 program. Download it from John's web site http://focus100.g3wgv.com/ . Points will be claimed on the honour system (no log entries needed). Just e-mail your total number of claimed points, to S57WJ: gabor.s57wj@gmail.com by 20 January 2015. Results will be published on the Club’s web-site and in FOCUS Issue #101.

Awards: A Certificate of Merit will be awarded to those claiming at least 100 points, reflecting the 100 editions of FOCUS.

E-mail: gabor.s57wj@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.g4foc.org/FOCUS-25th-Anniversary-Celebration

Tks Ukranian QRP Bulletin http://www.urqrp.org/ 11/16/14

28 December to 24 January 2014

ENGLAND                                      New Year Celebration Award

Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society members will be celebrating the New Year 2015 with a series of special event stations.
1. GB0HNY - Brian G0BFJ
2. GB1HNY - Darran G0BWB
3. GB2HNY - Richard M0RBG ( WAB SE11 - LOC IO93CP )
4. GB4HNY - Darryl - M0WIS
5. GB5HNY Gerald G3SDY
6. GB8HNY - Geoff M0OYZ

All of these stations are being operated by members of the Denby Dale ARS from 28th December until 24th January 2015 and while they are not issuing any QSL cards you can claim a special commemorative certificate for working at least 5 of these stations by sending your list of contacts via email only to Darran G0BWB: g0bwb@g0bwb.com . We are making a small charge of £3.00 which will go towards club funds and payment will be via PayPal with full details on the QRZ.com page for GB1HNY.

E-mail: g0bwb@g0bwb.com
Internet http://www.qrz.com/db/GB1HNY

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14