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:
1 December 2014 1 March 2015 LATVIA Diploma - Certificate - SNOWMEN Festival X QRZ.ru
7 December 2014 29 March 2015 SPAIN Diploma  II "Walking Castles" X URE Calendar
1 January 2015 31 January 2015 Germany Radio Activity Award - January 2015 X DE3EAR
7 January 2015 20 February 2015 Poland OLD POLISH ACTIVITY DAYS 2015 X QRZ.com
15 January 2015 25 January 2015 Russia 77th Anniversary Birth of V.S. Vysotsky X PA3CUZ
24 January 2015 25 January 2015 Brazil Certificate - City of Sao Paolo   QRZ.com
24 January 2015 31 January 2015 England Worked SOS Radio Week Stations Award X PA3CUZ
30 January 2015 28 February 2015 Ukraine Revolution of Dignity (EN1KM) X UT7AW
31 January 2015 31 January 2015 USA 50th Anniversary Chesapeake Bay Bridge X QRZ.com 
1 February 2015 28 February 2015 Croatia Seljacka Buna Award X 9A7DCK
1 February 2015 28 February 2015 Germany Antarctica Activity Award - February 2015 X DE3EAR
7 February 2015 22 February 2015 Russia 70th Anniversary of the Yalta Conference X QRZ.com
8 February 2015 15 February 2015 Italy 1ST TROFEO CITTA ' DEGLI INNAMORATI
(Celebrating St. Valentine, a citizen of Terni)
  K1BV Research
15 February 2015 23 February 2015 Spain Diploma 61st Anniversary of the Parachute Brigade X PA3CUZ
16 February 2015 22 February 2015 Germany 12th Antarctic Activity Week X DE3EAR
1 March 2015 31 March 2015 Moldova Martisor Diploma X PA3CUZ
1 March 2015 15 March 2015 Italy Diploma G.I.R.F. 2015   PA3CUZ
1 March 2015 31 March 2015 Brazil 450th Anniversary of the City of Rio de Janerio Award X K1BV Research
1 March 2015 31 March 2015 Poland 20th Anniversary of Grodziski Klub Krotkofalowcow SP5MU X UT7AW
1 March 2015 31 March 2015 Switzerland HB125FMS - 125th Anniversary of Monte San Salvatore Funicular   PA3CUZ
6 March 2015 9 March 2015 Ukraine 190th Anniversary of the birth of Alexander Fedorovich Mozhaiskogo X UT7AW
9 March 2015 15 March 2015 Lithuania Lithuanian 25th Independence Day (LY25LY) X K1BV Research
17 March 2015 17 March 2015 Ireland St. Patrick's Day Award X PA3CUZ
7 March 2015 22 March 2015 Italy Diploma SANREMO X PA3CUZ
7 March 2015 22 March 2015 Italy Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award 2015   OE1UHA
13 March 2015 22 March 2015 Spain World Down Syndrome Day (EH3DWN) X QRZ.com 
13 March 2015 20 March 2015 Russia 35th Master World Cup Cross Country Skiing 2015 In Syktyvkar X OH3GZ and QRZ.com
14 March 2015 17 May 2015 Poland Spring with BEM Award X UT7AW
16 March 2015 31 March 2015 Russia Crimean Spring Award X RU6K
20 March 2015 23 March 2015 Ukraine Days of Activity "Our Soldiers Vinnichiny" 2015 X UR5NBC
1 April 2015 1 April 2015 Germany April Fools Award   PA3CUZ
5 January 2015 5 May 2015 France TM5CW Telegraphy Diploma   CW News
1 January 2015 30 April 2015 Poland 85th Anniversary OF PZK & 90 YEARS OF IARU X QRZ.com 3Z85PZK
1 March 2015 31 May 2015 Andorra 35th URA Anniversary Diploma   K1BV Research
14 March 2015 17 May 2015 Poland Spring with  Bem Award (Wiosna z BEM-em) X PA3CUZ
25 April 2015 25 April 2015 England International Marconi Day   PA3CUZ
25 April 2015 25 April 2015 Italy International Marconi Day (2) X IK3GER
29 March 2015 4 April 2015 Italy Diploma of the Procession of the Mysteries in Trapani 8th Edition   UT7AW
31 March 2015 30 April 2015 Russia 120 Years of Radio X QRZ.ru 
1 April 2015 30 April 2015 Greece 150th Anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) X SV1IW
1 April 2015 30 April 2015  Italy Birthday of Rome (Natale Di Roma) 2015   PA3CUZ
1 April 2015 20 May 2015 USA Chenango Valley Amateur Radio Association 50th Anniversary X QRZ.com
1 April 2015 15 April 2015 Belgium ON1428KNH WWI Centennial Award X QRZ.com
4 April 2015 5 April 2015 USA Mississippi QSO Party Award X W5XX
11 April 2015 25 April 2015 Italy 3rd Award Famous Sicilians - Vincenzo Bellini   PA3CUZ
14 April 2015 15 April 2015 Italy Maritime Radio Day 2015 X IK3GER
18 April 2015 18 April 2015 Ukraine World Radio Day  X QRZ.ru
19 April 2015 8 May 2015 Poland 10th Anniversary of the Radio Club "GALEON". X QRZ.com 
25 April 2015 5 May 2015 Poland The 22nd Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn Award X PA3CUZ
21 April 2015 26 April 2015 Turkey From Goncasuyu to the World (Gallipoli - WWI Centennial) X QRZ.com
24 April 2015 26 April 2015 Italy Centenary Aqueduct Pugliese (II7AQP) X QRZ.ru
27 April 2015 3 May 2015 Russia Diploma "250 Years Akhtyrsky Hussars" X UT7AW
1 May 2015 17 May 2015 Czech Republic Hockey World Championship - Czech Republic 2015 X OH3GZ
1 May 2015 6 May 2015 Mexico Diploma Cinco de Mayo 2015   PA3CUZ
3 May 2015 10 May 2015 Russia Victory 70 X QRZ.ru
3 May 2015 10 May 2015 Russia Memorial Diploma Pobeda-70 (Victory 70)   PA3CUZ
3 May 2015 10 May 2015 Russia The Great Victory Plaque   QRZ.ru
9 May 2015 10 May 2015 Netherlands Dutch National Windmill and Water Pump Station Weekend X PA3CUZ
9 May 2015 10 May 2015 Netherlands 5th activation of Windmill "the Old Mill" at Oudemolen Netherlands (PA05MILL) X QRZ.com
12 May 2015 18 May 2015 Poland 80th Anniversary of Marshal Pilsudski Death   PA3CUZ
14 May 2015 17 May 2015 Italy Award 1000 Miglia Storica X IZ2FOS
17 May 2015 17 May 2015 Denmark 150th Anniversary of International Telecommunications Union OZ150ITU X OZ0J
20 April 2015 31 May 2014 Poland 70th Anniversary Victory Day X QRZ.com  
1 May 2015 15 June 2015 Italy 35th International Diploma HF "Leonardo da Vinci"   PA3CUZ 6/7/15
1 May 2015 30 May 2015 Spain 150th Anniversary of the ITU X UT7AW and DL3YEI  
1 May 2015 12 June 2015 Russia Smolensk - Hero City X - cert. OH3GZ  
1 May 2015 31 May 2015 Germany Brave Radio Friends: European Spring Award 2015 X DE3EAR  
1 May 2015 31 May 2015 Netherlands Celebrating 70 Years of Freedom X PA3CUZ  
1 May 2015 30 May 2015 Canada VE Day Award X PA3CUZ  
11 May 2015 7 June 2015 Netherlands  125th Anniversary Vincent van Gogh’s Birth (PA125VVG) X PA2CVD  
28 May 2015 8 June 2015 Poland DNI Kamiennej Gory Diploma X PA3CUZ 6/7/15
31 May 2015 14 June 2015 France Diplome des 24 Heures du Mans   PA3CUZ  
6 June 2015 6 June 2015 Romania Diploma "SALVATI PLANETA VERDE" Green Party 2015 X PA3CUZ  
6 June 2015 7 June 2015 USA Worked All Great Lakes  X PA3CUZ 6/7/15
6 June 2015 7 June 2015 USA Museum ships Weekend   PA3CUZ 6/7/15
1 June 2015 19 June 2015 Poland Enigma Award (SP3PGR) X SP9JPA 6/8/15
1 May 2015 30 June 2015 Italy Castel del Monte Award   K1BV Research 6/29/15
1 June 2015 30 June 2015 Poland 20 Years Self Government of PSZOW (SN20MP) X SP9JPA 6/8/15
1 June 2015 30 June 2015 Hungary The Danube Day Award Postage only SP9JPA 6/8/15
1 June 2015 30 June 2015 Russia Diploma "Ioann of Kronstadt" X QRZ.com 6/2/15
1 June 2015 31 July 2015 Romania Cluj-Napoca European European Youth Capital for 2015 X QRZ.com 6/2/15
7 June 2015 30 June 2015 Poland Tytus, Romek and Tomek Diploma (HF5TYTUS) X QRZ.com 6/2/15
15 June 2015 15 July 2015 Spain 10TH ANNIVERSARY European Radio Amateurs' Organization (EURAO) X QRZ.com 6/15/15
30 June 2015 5 July 2015 Spain Diploma San Fermin 2015 (Running of the Bulls, Pamplona) X PA3CUZ  
20 June 2015
27 June 2015
21 June 2015
28 June 2015
England International Museums Weekend X PA3CUZ  
20 June 2015 20 July 2015 Russia Donetsk - 60 Diploma (UE60D) X QRZ.ru 6/21/15
1 July 2015 10 July 15 Russia Konjac 2015 Diploma X QRZ.ru 6/19/15
11 July 2015  12 July 2015 Germany Head Quarters Award 2015 X Tks DE3EAR 7/10/15
11 July 2015 12 July 2015 Switzerland The HB9HQ Award 2015 X DH5MM 7/9/15
11 July 2015 12 July 2015 Cyprus C4HQ Award X K1BV Research 6/21/16
11 July 2015 12 July 2015 England Award Certificates for Working GR2HQ X DH5MM 7/9/15
11 July 2015 11 July 2015 USA Centennial of the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light X QRZ.com 7/9/15
? February 2015 31 July 2015 Latvia 390th Anniversary of Town of Liepaja X K1BV Research  
6 May 2015 26 July 2015 USA Grand Prix Award 2015   PA3CUZ 6/7/15
1 June 2015 31 July 2015 Romania Cluj Napoca 2015 European Youth Capitalv YP0Y X UT7AW 6/10/15
1 July 2015 31 July 2015 Germany Sea of Peace Pennant (SOP)   K1BV Research 6/19/15
13 July 2015 27 July 2015 USA Wireless Society of Southern Maine 5th Anniversary Special Event ( W1V )   QRZ.com 7/17/15
24 July 2015 26 July 2015 Russia Award "W-15CWC" ("H-15CWC) X K1BV Research 7/25/15
10 July 2015 31 July 15 Lithuania 100th Anniversary of the S. Darius and S. Girenas Airfield LY100DGA X QRZ.com
11 June 2015 16 September 2015 Russia Russian Yeti Expedition - 2015 (UE44Y)   QRZ.com 6/19/15
1 August 2015 31 August 2015 Russia Republic of Tatarstan 5th Anniversary X SP9JPA Blog 8/21/15
1 August 2015 31 August 2015 Romania Cycling Tour of Szeklerland 2015 X QRZ.com 8/4/15
1 August 2015 31 August 2015 Poland MMK Diploma   QRZ.com 8/4/15
1 August 2015 31 August 2015 Chile Chilean Mining Award X QRZ.com 8/4/15
9 August 2015 3 September 2015 Russia Award Manchurian August X RU0LR 8/28/15
14 August 2015 31 August 2015 Poland "Enigma" Award (PZK) X QRZ.ru 6/6/15
22 August 2015 29 August 2015 Spain 1st Diploma "Almeria August Fair " ED7URI X QRZ.com 6/29/15
30 June 2015 16 September 2015 USA 13 Colonies Special Event   QRZ.com 6/19/15
1 July 2015 28 September 2015 Russia 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov X QRZ.ru 7/7/15
3 July 2015 20 September 2015 France Napoleon Award 2015 (TM200EN) X QRZ.com 7/5/15
22 August 2015 13 September 2015 Spain 80th Anniversary - Tour of Spain X QRz.com 8/31/15
1 May 2015 31 October 2015 Italy EXPO 2015 Award X PA3CUZ  
7 May 2015 2 November 2015 Russia 175th Anniversary of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky X QRZ.ru 6/6/15
24 May 2015 4 November 2015 Italy 100th anniversary WWI - White War in Adamello - GBA"   SP9JPA 6/10/15
1 June 2015 31 October 2015 Ukraine 300th Anniversary of the Lviv Brewery  EM300WLP X UT7AW 6/10/15
19 September 2015 28 September 2015 England International Air Ambulance Week Awards X M0HEM  
1 June 2015 1 October 2015 Italy 40th Anniversary ARI LODI (IQ2LO) X QRZ.com 9/11/15
27 August 2015 30 September 2015 Kazkhstan Vostochny 30th Anniversary X UN7FW  
31 August 2015 29 September 2015 Ukraine Diploma Odessa-221 X UKR QRP Bulletin 8/31/15
12 September 2015 20 September 2015 USA Route 66 On The Air Award   QRZ.com 9/22/15
16 September 2015 30 September 2015 Poland 2-awards:
1.) SP30OPZ - 30 Years on the Bands Certificate
2.) SPFF Award for Working SP30OPZ

QRZ.com 9/21/15
? 30 September 2015 Cuba 35th Anniversary of the Grupo de DX de Cuba X 425 DX News #1273 9/28/15
23 September 2015 27 September 2015 USA POPE  FRANCIS in the USA 2015 AWARD   DH1PAL 9/22/15
25 September 2015 27 September 2015 Poland SONDA 2015 Dioploma X QRZ.com 9/11/15
1 September 2015 1 November 2015 France Sun King - Louis XIV Award X QRZ.com 9/11/15
1 October 2015 31 October 2015 Russia Diploma "10 Years of NRC" X K1BV Research 10/27/15
1 October 2015 10 October 2015 Ukraine Anniversary of Famous Ham Operator UT5CY  EM80CY X QRZ.com 10/2/15
1 October 2015 31 October 2015 Greece Expedition to Chios SX8HOMER X - E-version only QRZ.com 10/2/15
1 October 2015 25 October 2015 Italy Diploma Venice Marathon 2015   QRZC.com listing for IQ3RW. 10/2/15
1 October 2015 20 October 2015 Russia 70 Years Stavropol Radio Club X QRZ.ru 10/5/15
20 June 2015
17 October 2015
29 June 2015
25 October 2015
Poland Award 1956 X SQ3OPM and 9A1AA 6/29/15
10 October 2015 10 November 2015 Italy 88th Anniversary of Sezione Enrico Davanzo TRIESTE X 9A1AA 9/22/15
16 October 2015 15 November 2015 Belgium The Canadian Liberation March OT4CLM X - 9/28/15
1 October 2015 31 October 2015 Hungary HA/HG ITU Award X DXFUN Cluster 10/2/15
1 October 2015 30 November 2015 Romania 40th Anniversary of the Radio Club YO6KNE X DXFUN Cluster 10/5/15
12 October 2015 31 October 2015 Ukraine 70th Anniversary Kharkiv Hydro meteorological College X QRZ.com 10/19/15
?Now 31 October 2015 Poland 60 Years Club SP9KAO X Czech DX Bulletin 10/26/15
31 October 2015 8 November 2015 Italy Award 72 X QRZ.com 11/2/15
5 November 2015 15 November 2015 Romania "Battle of Posada" Diploma (YR7BP)   QRZ.com 11/9/15
1 November 2015 30 November 2015 Italy Tuscany Award - 2015 X Radio DX FUN Cluster 11/9/15
16 November 2015 22 November 2015 Poland 90th Anniversary Stefan Zeromski's Death X QRZ.com 11/23/15
? April 2015 31 December 2015 Sweden The Stockholm-Motala Award X QRZ.com 8/4/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Italy International Light IYL2015 Year Award X URE es/awards calendar 6/19/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Poland 35th Anniversary of Club OT-27   SP9JPA 6/8/15
1 June 2015 31 December 2015 Russia 60th Anniversary of Baikonur   QRZ.ru 6/6/15
28 June 2015 31 December 2015 Russia National Diploma "Literary Heritage of Russia" X K1BV Research  7/26/15
6 July 2015 31 December 2015 Czech Republic Mister Jan Hus 600th Anniversary of Martyrdom X QRZ.ru 7/2/15
15 July 2015 31 December 2015 Bulgaria 100th Anniversary of First Bulgarian Made Airplane X LZ1CY 6/21/15
28  July 2015 31 December 2015 Ukraine 1000th Anniversary Death of Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev (EM1000UKW) X QRZ.com 8/4/15
1 October 2015 31 December 2015 Russia 25th Anniversary of the Michurinsk Contest Group X - cert/pemnant QRZ.com 10/2/15
1 November 2015 31 December 2015 Russia Plaque "25 Years of Miller-DX-Club X QRZ.ru 11/2/15
10 November 2015 20 December 2015 Russia Chukotka - 85 X QRZ.ru 11/9/15
1 December 2015 31 December 2015 Belgium December YOTA Month 2015 X QRZ.com 12/9/15
1 December 2015 31 December 2015 Greece 90th Anniversary of IARU (SX90IARU) X SV1IW 11/22/15
1 December 2015 15 December 2015 Italy Diploma 61st Wing X Radio DX Fun Cluster 12/9/15
5 December 2015 12 December 2015 Kazakhstan 10th Anniversary of ARAL X QRZ.com 12/9/15
10 December 2015 13 December 2015 England Ada Lovelace 200th Anniversary     GB200DA X Tks M0YHA 11/30/15


31 December 2016 Cuba CO90IARU 90th Anniversary of IARU Award X OHIO Penn DX Bulletin 12/15/15

1 December 2014 to 1 March 2015

LATVIA                                               DIPLOMA -Certificate -SNOWMEN FESTIVAL

Dobele County is famous for its special events characteristic to each of the four seasons of a year. They hold the County and Lilac Festival in spring, the Ancient Castle Festival in summer, the Apple Festival in autumn and the Snowmen Parade in winter. These festivals include a variety of activities that attract a great number of local inhabitants as well as tourists from Latvia and abroad. In order to describe each of these festivals, much more space is needed than we can have here. So better, come and see by your own eyes! From: http://www.dobele.lv/page/municipality

During the period of 1 December 2014 and 1 March, 2015 the city Dobele hosts their Snowman Festival. For the first time, a certificate is offered to amateur stations for making just one two way radio contact with the SNOWMEN FESIVAL special event station YL5DSF. (Open to SWL’s for providing usual data if the station is heard).

The award is in electronic image format and will be e-mailed to your e-mail address after you apply with QSO details. FREE of charge. The radio station YL5DSF will be active from Decemberr 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015. Send an extract of your log to Andris Liepin,š YL2QK at the e-mail address: yl2gqk@tvnet.lv

Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2871.html

Tks QRZ.ru 11/30/14 

7 December 2014 to 29 March 2015

SPAIN                                         Diploma II "Walking Castles"

The Costa Blanca Amateur Cultural Association again sponsors the Castles Route, in order to learn more our environment and further promote the history of Spanish castles, according to the following rules:

1. Date: 7 December 2014 to March 29, 2015.
2. Contest: During the contest period and only on weekends EA5RKB will activate 20 references castles, towers, forts, etc., from different districts. Look for EA5RKB.
3. Award requirements: contact EA5RKB for a minimum of 15 contacts.
4. The only valid contacts for the award will be those made by members of the ACRACB who use the EA5RKB call.
5. All contacts are also valid for the DCE 1.0 (Spanish Castle Award).
6. Eligibility: All stations worldwide who possess a valid amateur radio license.
7. Bands: 20 m, 40 m and 80 m.
8. Rporting activities through the club website: http://acracb.org
9. Diplomas will be sent in PDF format. If anyone is interested in receiving printed, awards you must make a deposit of 5 € for printing and mailing expenses to the Association:
  Banco Santander   0049 5958 51 2516035536
10. Lists: Each participant must log callsign, name, complete address (not PO Box), Phone, email, date, time, castle reference.
11. Deadline for submission of lists: April 10, 2015.

Mail address: PO Box 20117, 03080 Alicante, Spain or derutaporloscastillos@acracb.org .

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

Tks URE Calendar 11/26/14

1 January to 30 May 2015

RUSSIA                                       VICTORY 70 

The radio club MKOU DOD SPC is sponsoring a commemorative Amateur Diploma dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

The rules for the award are as follows:

1.  The award is available to amateurs and observers (SWL’s) around the world.
2. Award period is from January - May 2015.
3. All HF and VHF bands may be used..
4. Contacts may be made using the modes of SSB, CW, and digital.
5. Requirement: Make at least one radio contact with the club station RZ3QYH or UE3ORO and at least 3 QSOs with radio amateurs of the Ostrogozhsk area.
6. The same station may be used if QSOs are on different bands, on different days or using different modes.
7. Observers/SWLs may participate on the same terms as licensed stations.
8. The application is based on an extract of your log sent as an attachment (using Microsoft Word or equivalent) to an e-mail sent to the award committee.
9. The E-mail address for sending the application is : RZ3QYH@MAIL.RU .
10. All applications must be submitted on or before 20 May 2015.
11. The application should contain all the basic information about the conntact: date, time, band, mode, callsign, report, (call sign of the second correspondent for SWL), as well as all information about the Applicant (name, full address), and the total number of contacts.
12. Applicants who meet the conditions of the Regulation will receive the diploma in electronic form, stating in his application the recipient's email address.
13. For information about this position can be found at: QRZ.RU,

E-mail: rz3qyh@mail.ru
Internet: http://kn93.ru/

Tks QRZ.ru 1/29/15

1 - 31 January 2015

GERMANY                                          Radio Activity Award - January 2015

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 2015 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. To earn the award, a minimum of 20 DXCC-entities is required. The number of DXCC entities worked/heard will be entered in the award.

Send a log extract by e-mail (please pdf, doc, xls or jpg format) no later than February 28, 2015. The award will be sent in digital image format to the address on your e-mail application. There is no fee for this award.

Apply via e-mail to de3ear@darc.de

Tks DE3EAR 12/28/14

7 - 20 February 2015

POLAND                                               OLD POLISH ACTIVITY DAYS 2015

During the period from 7 to 20 February 2015 year the OT PZK Staropolskie Days will be observed for the 6th time. This annual event will allow all stations to win a special Certificate documenting common celebration of our branch. The theme this year is a celebration of the 90th anniversary of the IARU.

The club will host two special event stations as well as encourage the members of OT-51 to be active to promote interest in this award.

The special event stations are:
SP7PFD – HF51SDA Stacja wiodaca

Members expected to be active are: (first call is normal call, 2nd listed is special event call).
SP7AH – Pawel SP90IARU
SP7MOC – Piotrek 3Z51MOC
SP7SEW – Rysiek 3Z51S
SQ7OXU – Dominik 3Z51OXU
SP7EY – Michal 3Z51EY
SP7RJI – Marian 3Z51R

A list of all members of the OT-51 can be found on their website.

Requirements:  You need to accumulate a minimum of 51 points by establishing contacts with the members of the TOS-51 and occasional stations.:

Point values:
a. QSO with HF51SDA- 10points . - this is a mandatory contact.
b. QSO with stations okolicznosciowymi-after = 5 points.
c. QSO with the other members of the club TOS-51 = 1 point.

Communication on individual bands may be repeated in other types of emissions (CW, Phone, Digi, FM).
The certificate in electronic format PDF//plik is free of charge. The cost for traditional paper award is $US10, which must be placed into bank account:
A branch of the all-terrain PZK OT-51
27 1440 1215 0000 0000 1000 1129
Nordea Bank S.A. in Bydgoszcz

Please indicate your full name and call sign. Application showing the list of contacts must be sent no later than 15 March 2015 to the email address: zawody51@gmail.com or by traditional mail to the following address: Old Field Branch PZK OT 51, Ul. Sienkiewicz 160 B, 27-400 Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland.

E-mail: zawody51@gmail.com
Internet: http://ot51.pl/viewpage.php?page_id=26

January 15 - 25, 2015 (?)

RUSSIA              ;           77th Anniversary of VS Vysotsky

Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky 25 January 1938 – 25 July 1980) was a Russian singer-songwriter, poet, and actor whose career had an immense and enduring effect on Soviet and Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor. Though his work was largely ignored by the official Soviet cultural establishment, he achieved remarkable fame during his lifetime, and to this day exerts significant influence on many of Russia's popular musicians and actors who wish to emulate his iconic status. (Tks Wikipedia)


The award "Vladimir Vysotsky - 77 years" is offered for making contact with special event stations supported by the Club Crystal (ARCK). You can check your award status by visiting the website www.hamlog.ru and then apply for the award (as an e-award) when you meet the award requirements.

Award Requirements:
1. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 1st degree: Make 11 QSOs with special event stations and earn a score of 77 points.
2. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years Grade 2: Make 6 QSOs with special event stations and earn a score of 42 points.
3. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years Grade 3: Make 4 QSOs with special event stations and earn a score of 25 points.
4.Radio counted on different bands and one band different kind of work. QSO = 1 7ochkov.

A second award is also offered as shown below:

Vladimir Vysotsky - 77 Years

Contact members of the club ARCK:

1. Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 1st degree:
Contact 77 different members of the club Crystal and special event radio stations or earn 770 points.
2. • Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 2nd degree:
Contact radio 50 different members of the club Crystal and special event radio stations or earn 400 points.
3. • Vladimir Vysotsky 77 years 3 degree:
Contact radio 20 different members of the club Crystal and special event radio stations or earn 200 points.

Each member of an Official communication with ARCK = 5 for the award. Repeated radio contacts are permitted on different bands for credit.

Internet http://www.rcarck.ru/p0051.htm http://www.rcarck.ru/
Internet:  http://www.vv77.hamlog.ru/

Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015

January 24 - 31, 2015

ENGLAND               &;           Worked SOS Radio Week Stations Award

Sponsored by Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society who will be issuing awards to those Amateur Radio stations and Shortwave Listeners around the world that contact our official SOS Radio Week stations.

The following awards are available:
1. Commemorative Certificate – Awarded to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard at least one SOS Radio Week station using terrestrial modes.
2. Bronze Award – Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard three SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
3. Silver Award – Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard six SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
4. Gold Award – Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard ten SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
5. Platinum Award – Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard fifteen SOS Radio Week stations using terrestrial modes.
6. Internet Award – Presented to all Amateur Radio Stations and Shortwave Listeners that worked/heard any number of SOS Radio Week stations over the Internet using the likes of D-Star, IRLP and EchoLink.

A list of qualifying stations for the award is available on their Internet site.
Only one award is available to a single person, so make sure you claim the highest level you are entitled to.
Cost: There is no charge for the awards, but the sponsor would be very grateful if you would consider making a donation to the RNLI since the purpose of the event is to raise money for this very fine organisation.
What format are the certificates produced in? To keep our costs down the certificates will be created as Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents and emailed to you.

Applying: Scan your logbook pages containing the relevant contacts and save them in a PDF file. This can be done by pasting the scanned images in to a Microsoft Word or Open Office document and saving the document as a PDF file.Name the PDF file as callsign.pdf, where ‘callsign’ you used to operate the SOS Radio Week stations. This will help our Awards Manager to link the file to the application.

Email your log sheets to our Awards Manager.

E-mail: awards@sosradioweek.org.uk
Internet: http://www.sosradioweek.org.uk/awards/about-our-awards/

Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015

Jan 24 - 25, 2015

BRAZIL                                                Certificate City of Săo Paulo

The League Amateur Radio Emission Brazilians - LABRE-SP offers all Brazilian or foreign ham stations the Certificate City of Săo Paulo, the city anniversary Commemorative celebrated on 25 January.

Requirement: Valid contacts made every year, between 00:00 UTC on 24/01 until 24:00 UTC on 25/01, with the official station LABRE-SP and different PY2 and PU2K-Z stations as follows :
1- PY stations: Contact the official station PY2AA or special prefix Activation and 10 stations of Săo Paulo.
2- DX stations: Contact the official station PY2AA or special prefix Activation and 5 more stationss of the state of Săo Paulo, Brazil.

All bands and modes OK. No endorsements are offered. The certificate is also granted to SWL’s. The confirmations of the contacts must be confirmed by LoTW, E-QSL and physical QSL.
Send LOG scanned containing name, address, area code and list of stations worked with prefix, date, time, band and mode for e-mail: diplomas@labre-sp.org.br .
Diploma cost is fifteen units of postage for PY and $US15.00 for DX stations stations.
The LABRE-SP reserves the right to request confirmation of the contacts made by the applicant.

QRZ.com page for ZZ461SP. 1/23/15

(This appears to be an award which is offered every year. Presumably, the call sign for next year will be ZZ462SP, etc.)

Jan 30 to Feb 28, 2015

UKRAINE                                                Revolution of Dignity (EN1KM)

This Diploma is dedicated to the first anniversary of the "Dignity Revolution" in Ukraine in memory of fallen heroes "Hundreds of Heaven" during the events at the Independence Square in Kiev during the period from 1 December 2013 to February 2014.

You may earn the diploma by making one contact with the memorial station EN1KM between Jan 30, 2015 to February 28th, .2015 by contacting at least 100 amateur radio stations in Ukraine. All contacts must be on or after a starting date of December 1, 2013 and use any mode or any amateur band.

Repeated radio contacts with the same station are permitted for awards purposes.

SWL OK. The Diploma Manager is : "Rivne DX Club" UT1KWA. No charge for the award which is delivered as an image file.

The application should be in the form of a log extract sent via e-mail to ut1kwa@mail.ru

Tks UT7AW 2/1/15

31 January 2015

USA                                      50th Anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge / Tunnel

The Chesapeake Bay/Bridge is 23miles (37 km) long and and joins Norfolk, Virginia to southern Delaware.  It cuts across the very important Chesapeake Bay and when you make an early morning or evening crossing, at the center of the bridge, you cannot see land in any direction.  

One Day Special Event: the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel will be celebrated on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM station. Station W4UG will be active on the following SSB frequencies:   28.375, 21.335, 18.125, 14.270. These planned frequencies may vary as openings permit.  Just make one contact to earn this certificate. 

Sponsored by the 'Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club' W4UG.
An Electronic certificate (8 1/2 x 11) is available by e-mail or regular mail;

You may apply by e-mail to: radioevent@outlook.com

Make sure you include:
1) Call Sign
2) Date of QSO
3) Time ( in UTC )
4) Frequency
5) Mode (SSB)
6) RST Report ( 59 is OK )

Alternatively you may mail your QSL card to: Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club Inc, P.O. Box 62003, Virginia Beach, VA 23466. If you apply for a printed certificate delivered by traditional mail, the cost is $4.00.

E-mail: radioevent@outlook.com
Internet: http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?463418-Special-Event-50th-Anniversary-of-Chesapeake-Bay-Bridge-Tunnel 

Tks QRZ.com W4UG. 1/6/15

February 1 - 28, 2015

CROATIA                                               SELJAČKA BUNA Award

The 44.hr Internet Bulletin is sponsoring a short time special award „SELJAC(KA BUNA 1573" in .pdf. It is available to all licenced and SWL amateurs. The award commemorates a peasant uprising in a time when royalty was in command. WIKIPEDIA articles in both English and Croatian are found at the bottom of this article.


The award is issued for two-way or SWL contacts made between 00.00 UTC on February 1st to 23.59 UTC on February 28th. The award may be earned in up to 4 categories, depending on your choice of the mode:
a. minimum of 200 points using CW,
b. 300 points using phone/SSB,
c. 400 points using digital modes and
d. 600 points in MIXED modes category.

A unique award will be issued for each of the above applicable categories with stickers available for all of the each of them. The number of points will be shown on the sticker. Any applicant who qualifies for all four categories will enter the HONOUR ROLL category, and will be awarded with a special sticker of recognition.

1. Contact only S5 and 9A stations.
2. Each qso is valid for 10 points for EU stations and 20 points for NON-EU stations.
3. A maximum of 3 qsos are permitted with single 9A or S5 station regardless of band.
4. IMPORTANT: A minimum of 100 points for each application must be earned through qsos with 9A stations.

1. During the period specified in these rules all amateur bands according to IARU REGION I band plan may be used. Contest qsos are also valid, while contacts established through repeaters and transponders will not be recognized..
2. Applications will be accepted on standard GCR list and must be received no later than March 10th 2015. Separate applications must be made for each sticker of interest. Awards will be e-mailed to all applicants not later than April 1st 2015. Applications must be sent to 44hr.awards@gmail.com

E-mail: 44hr.awards@gmail.com
Internet: http://44hr.atspace.eu
Wikipedia (English): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian%E2%80%93Slovene_peasant_revolt 

Wikipedia (Croatian): http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selja%C4%8Dka_buna

Tks 9A7DCK 1/14/15

1 - 28 February 2015

GERMANY                                       Antarctica Activity Award - February 2015

The award is sponsored by BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS and can be applied for by amateur radio stations or short wave listeners. During the monthy of February 2014 work or hear as many stations with a WAP number as possible. (WAP stands for the Worldwide Antarctic Program). 

 For the award a minimum of 5 WAP-stations is required. There are no band or mode restrictions. Send a log extract by e-mail no later than March 31, 2015. (No QSLs necessary).

The award is available only as a pdf document and there is no award fee.

Apply via e-mail to de3ear@darc.de

7 - 22 February 2015

RUSSIA "70th Anniversary of the Yalta Conference"

The Yalta Conference, sometimes called the Crimea Conference and code named the Argonaut Conference, was held February 4–11, 1945, and was the World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin, respectively, for the purpose of discussing Europe's post-war reorganization. The conference convened in the Livadia Palace near Yalta in Crimea.


This award is available making contacts with special event station RC70YC and with stations from Yalta and other stations in Crimea during the period of 7 - 22 February 2015.

The award is available in 3 classes:
3 class - 25 points
2 class - 50 points
1 class - 70 points

Point Values:
Each QSO (SWL) with Special Event Station RC70YC = 20 points.
Each QSO (SWL) with other stations from the city of Yalta = 10 points.
Each QSO (SWL) with stations from Crimea = 5 points.

The award is provided in the form of a digital image and is free of charge.
Duplicate QSOs with the same station will count if made on different bands and modes.
Awards may be downloaded on the web-site: http://yalta70.hamlog.ru

Tks QRZ.com 2/6/15

8 - 15 February 2015

(Celebrating St. Valentine, a citizen of Terni)

In celebration of Valentine's day, the patron saint of lovers and honored resident of the city of Terni, the Association Telematics "WaveDEVICE BASED in TERNI" sponsors the 1° "CITTA ' DEGLI INNAMORATI".

Who was Saint Valentine? The Holy Martyr was born in Terni around 175 A.D. became the first bishop of the city in ad 197 in the reign of Pope Feliciano.

The history and legend
For Valentine's day tradition is the author of numerous miracles but also earns the title of patron saint of lovers. Valentine died on 3 February 14, 27 a.d. on the orders of the Roman prefect Placido Furio during the persecutions ordered by the Emperor Aurelius. His life dedicated to the apostolate, and ennobled by martyrdom, in 1644 led citizens to proclaim him the patron saint of Terni. But the international fame of the Valentine legend, was established as well in Anglo-Saxon countries. The current Basilica di San Valentino was built in 1605 on the ruins of earlier temples. Around the Church are each February 14th, celebrations on Valentine's day are held with the traditional market, events and awards.

a. PARTICIPATION: open to all OM and SWL.
     b. PERIOD of validity: the activities will begin on 8 February 2015 (14:00 UTC) and will end on 15 February 2015 (00:00 UTC).
     c. MODES: the following are allowed: "MIXED" (CW-SSB-PSK31, RTTY), "PHONE" (SSB).
BANDS: 80-40-20-10 meters.
     1) QSOS with Special event stations = 5 Contact points (all modes),
     2) QSO with stations of the ARI section = 3-points (all modes),
     3) QSO with the Nominative seat A.O.T device. Terni = 1 point (all modes).
     4) Each station can be contacted once per day for each mode and the same throughout the period of the event.
e. DIPLOMA POINTS: to earn the trophy you must make at least:
     1) Italian stations: 35 points
     2. European stations: 20 points
Stations outside of European 15 points
A plaque is awarded for the first 3 in each category.
f. The highest score in each category will receive an award plaque.
g. LOG: Must be sent via e-mail to the manager IZ0HLY, by e-mail: coordinamentohf@ondatelematica.it in digital format or as an ADIF file not later than 2/28/2015.
REQUESTS for the trophy should be addressed to the manager IZŘHLY (iz0hly@gmail.com ), The costs of printing and postage will require payment of 10.00 Euro or $US15 (Italian and European Stations); 15 euros or $US 20.00 (Outside of Europe ).

Prior payment arrangements can be made through POSTPAY or bank transfer.

E-mail: iz0hly@gmail.com 
Internet: http://www.aotterni.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78:i-trofeo-citta-degli-innamorati&catid=54&Itemid=101 

Tks K1BV Research 2/12/15

13 February to 23 February 2015

SPAIN                                 Diploma 61st Anniversary of the Parachute Brigade

Make at least 4 contacts with the special event station EG4PAR. At least 1 of the contacts must be on a different band. QSOs may be repeated on the same day, but will have to be on a different band or mode.

Bands.-10,12,15,17, 20,40 and 80 meters
Modes.- SSB, CW
or Call CQ CQ CQ CW .- BRIPAC.

Send a log extract to: fitaluna@telefonica.net,

If you care to send log by traditional mail, send it on or before March 5, 2015 to: Antonio Moreno Valenciano, C / Villajimena 77 4ş C, 28032 Madrid, Spain.

Internet: QRZ EG4PAR

Tks PA3CUZ 12/15/14

16-22 February 2015

GERMANY                                             12th Edition of the Antarctic Activity Week

The Antarctica Activity week for 2015 is offered by the Brave Radio Friends of Germany and other groups which follow ham radio activity on the continent of Antarctica. Here are the rules for Antarctica Activity Award February 2015. The award is open to all amateurs and SWLs.

During February 2015 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. The application can be easily made by sending an e-mail with contact information from your log extract to the custodian de3ear@darc.de . (No QSLs necessary). The award is available only as a pdf document which you print on your own equipment. There is no award fee. Deadline for application is March 31, 2015.

  WAP Ref.      WAP Callsign              Operator       QSL info

001 WAP-030      II2ANT                     I2JJR         I2JJR
002 WAP-Ř11      II6ANT                     IW6NZY       IW6NZY
003 WAP-253        K4C                      K4MZU         K4MZU
004 WAP-221       PA6ANT                    PA3FOE        PA3FOE
005 WAP-232       VK2ANT                    VK2FR         VK2FR
006 WAP-198       KŘANT             Kansas Antenna Club-  KB0MZF
                                     Johnson County-USA 
007 WAP-Ř25       II5ANT                    IZ5BTC        IZ5BTC
008 WAP-255       TM6ŘTAAF                  F8DVD         F8DVD
009 WAP-ŘŘ2       IR1ANT                    I1HYW         I1HYW
010 WAP-Ř81       HB9ICE                 HB9BHY & RC      HB9BHY
011 WAP-Ř88       OE88WAP                  OE3KKA (CW & SSB)OE3KKA
012 WAP-Ř89       OE89ANT                  OE3AIS (RTTY)   OE3AIS
013 WAP-Ř9Ř       OE9ŘAAW                  OE3SGA (CW)     OE3SGA
014 WAP-192       WK3N/AAW                 WK3N            WK3N
015 WAP-254       EG1LSP                   EA1GIB          EA1GIB
016 WAP-Ř6Ř       II1MNA ARI Genova                        IQ1GE
                  & Italian Antarctic Museum-Genova 
017 WAP-237       HFŘA                     SP9YI           SP9YI
018 WAP-252       EH5ANT           EA5FL, EC5EA, EC5JC     EA5FL
019 WAP-256       EG5ANT       EA5DY, EA5BB, EA4GQC, EA1WX EA5DY
020 WAP-257       PF15ANT    	          PAŘRDY           PFŘRDY
021 WAP-258       TM12WAP                 F8DHE            F8DHE
022 WAP-242       AO4HAG                  EA4GKV           EA4GKV
023 WAP-111       VA3WAP                  VA3NQ            VA3NQ
024 WAP-Ř7Ř       VA7AAW                  VE7IG
025 WAP-259       II8POLE                 IK8FIQ, IZ8DFO, IZ8EDF IK8FIQ

E-,mail: de3ear@darc.de
Internet: http://www.waponline.it/Default.aspx?tabid=113

Tks DE3EAR 2/12/15

1-31 March 2015

MOLDOVA                                                       Martisor Diploma

Diploma "Martisor" is established by the Association of Radio Amateurs of Moldova (ARM) after the traditional festival and celebration of spring meetings "Martisor" and is issued for contacting two-way radio contact (or SWL) with radio those countries which to celebrate this holiday: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine.

Requirement: During the celebration of "Martisor" in the period from 1st to March 31 the award may be earned by making at least 1 QSO with 5 (of the 7) different countries:
Albania - ZA
Bulgaria - LZ
Greece - SV
Macedonia - Z3
Moldova - ER
Romania - YO
Chernivtsi region of Ukraine (Northern Bukovina) - UR1Y

All bands and modes OK. SWL OK on the same basis.
Send log extract certified by a local amateur radio organization or 2 radio amateurs. No restrictions on time, every year from 1st to 31st March, but not more than 3 years in a row.
Hams receive the Diploma Martisor, and establish links with many areas of the Republic of Moldova, the number of areas, but not more than 5.
Stations with prefixes ER6-ER0 may replace any missing region of Moldova (only 1-of QSO).
Ham radio operators who establish links with all 7 countries during the month of March, will earn a special prize of the festival Martisor.

Diploma "Martisor" - is free of charge, and applicants just pay postage costs:
- Moldova - 1 IRC or the equivalent in lei
- Ukraine/LPG - 3 IRC or equivalent in rubles or hryvnia
- For Europe - 4 IRC or the equivalent in EURO or USD
- For countries of other continents - 5 IRC or the equivalent in EURO or USD.

Applications for the award and payment for the shipment to send the manager diploma ER1FF, address: PO BOX 1414, Kishinev, MD-2043, Moldova, EU.

E-Mail: er1ff@arm.md
Internet: http://www.arm.md/awards/martisor.html

Tks PA3CUZ 3/8/15

1 March to 15 March 2015

ITALY                                               DIPLOMA G.I.R.F. 2015


To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the railway disaster of March 3, 1944 which happened to train #8017 "GALLERY OF WEAPONS" at the railway station of Balvano (PZ), the G.I.R.F. (Italian Amateur Radio Group Railwaymen) dedicates its annual DIPLOMA. 
Stations on good standing with G.I.R.F. will be passing reports to stations seeking the award. These stations should prepare a log with the following informationTime (UTC), report (RS-T), operators name, QTH and the progressive number of the contact .

1. FREQUENCY BANDS: 3.5 - 7 MHz.
2. POINTS NEEDED: Italian stations : O.M and S.W.L need 30 POINTS, All others need 10 POINTS, Stations belonging to G.I.R.F may earn the award for making a minimum of 50 Contacts.
4. POWER: Within the limits of their license;
5 Point values: :
With the same station G.I.R.F. and IQ8PZ may make one QSO or SWL per day for each band, and that will be worth ONE (1) POINT for a QSO or LISTENING FOR GIRF and 5 POINTS for contacting IQ8PZ the JOLLY (wildcard QSO) .GIRF whose CONNECTION or LISTENING (for SWL), will be worth three (3) points EXCLUSIVELY FOR STATIONS NOT GIRF.
6. Changing bands or modes is permitted after a lapse of 10 minutes.
     PAPER ITEMS PAY / PAYPAL N: 4023 6006 6034 7503 made out to: Mariutti GIANFRANCO
     TAX CODE: MRT GFR 51B 03G 914N
8. Applications/ Log Extracts: Logs must be received no later than April 30.
A. PAPER: Prepare a paper log of contacts and calculation of number of points for the award.
     Provide mailing address and telephone number. Also, indicate copy of POSTEPAY / PAYPAL TRANSACTION sending all this data to the following address: Mariutti GIANFRANCO - Via Postioma 112-31020 Villorba (TV), ITALY
B. E-mail: LOG must be prepared by EXCEL 2003 spreadsheet or other readable formats with WINDOWS XP bringing all the data of the contacts made, the exact address, the telephone number of the applicant where to send DIPLOMA and the copy of the receipt of the recharge be done on POSTEPAY / PAYPAL online (reporting date and time of payment), to the following address: i3rxjtv@alice.it
9. Other information:
a. Stations with ordinary license can not participate as SWL STATIONS;
b. Stations of San Marino and the State of the Vatican, are to be considered Italian stations and not regarded as OM of GIRF if not regularly enrolled in Second Group.

List of Jolly Stations 1 to 15 March: 
4 Mercoledě’ IK0EBS TARCISIO
11 Mercoledě IK8PTD DONATO
13 Venerdě I5GSX SILVANO

Internet: http://www.girfonline.com/

Tks PA3CUZ 3/9/15

1 - 31 March 2015

BRAZIL                                               450th Anniversary of the City of Rio de Janeiro Award

The city of Rio de Janeiro celebrates it’s 450th anniversary during the entire month of March 2015. Many events will be held during the month and throughout the year. Amateur operators of the city of Rio de Janeiro and across the State are joining in the celebration as well.  During the month of March 2015 a commemorative station to this event will be on the air, using a special call of PQ450RIO for the event. The official station of LABRE -RJ, PY1AA will also be active on the air. The Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissăo LABRE - RJ, invites all amateur radio operators to participate in these activities.

Special QSL’s: All stations that make contacts with the official station (PQ450RIO) will be receiving the cards via Bureau QSLs, or direct by mail – P.O Box 58 Rio de Janeiro -RJ ZIP Code: 20010 -974 sending a SASE (Self Address Stamped Envelope.)

We will also be offering a unique certificate for all who wish and comply with the regulations described below for the award.

Requirement: During the period from: 03:00Z from March 01, 2015 to 23:59 March 31, 2015. (UTC), contact the following stations:

a. Special Event Station PQ450RIO
b. The station PY1AA (LABRE-RJ) will be worked bonus station for certificate.
c. 40 (forty) amateur radio stations in the Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro.
d. This is a total of 42 contacts.

To apply, you should create a "cabrillo formatted " log and send after the closing date to e-mail: py1aa.rj@gmail.com no later than April 15, 2015. (All contest logging programs will be able to create a cabrillo file.) Please do not send the log in other formats. Files in these formats: DOC, DOCX, TXT, PDF will not be accepted. All contacts of the stations PQ450RIO and PY1AA in the month of MAR 2015 will be updated daily at Clublog ( https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/PQ450RIO ) You can use this information to track your progress.

Stations of the State of Rio de Janeiro, will be using their customary call sign and prefixes depending on the license class. Contacts with Rio stations using land mobile, fix base, sea and air are all valid. All standard prefixes or other special event stations in the State of Rio de Janerio all count for the award. Note that contacts by: REPEATERS or ECHOLINK, will not be valid for the certificates.

Valid amateur bands 80 to 6 meters OK. Modes CW, SSB, DIGITAL (PSK, SSTV, RTTY, JT65) are OK.

E-mail: py1aa.rj@gmail.com
Internet: www.labre-rj.org.br/qtc/PQ450RIO_REGULAMENTO.pdf 

Tks K1BV Research 3/1/15

1 - 31 March 2015

POLAND                                     20th Anniversary of Grodziski Klub Krotkofalowcow SP5PMU.

3Z20PMU is the special call sign active from 2015-03-01 to 2015-03-31 to celebrate The 20th Anniversary of Grodziski Klub Krotkofalowcow SP5PMU. 
Each QSO with 3Z20PMU Special Event Station will be confirmed by an eQSL card on eqsl.cc and only on request by a classic paper QSL card. "A request" means sending us a card with marking "PSE QSL" by bureau (via SP5PMU) or direct. In the case "direct" please send us SAE (self-addressed-envelope) and IRC or 2 USD to cover our postage costs.

Non-SP Stations who want to earn the 3Z20PMU Award (a diploma in pdf e-version) should follow the following rules:
1. Make three QSOs with 3Z20PMU Special Event Station with three different pairs of band/mode contacts. For example: 1st QSO on 30 meters band/PSK, the 2nd QSO 
    on 17 m/SSB and 3rd QSO on 15 m/SSB or 20 m/CW, 20 m/RTTY, 20 m/SSB).
2. Send a log excerpt (ADIF file, JPEG, PDF, DOC) to e-mail address: sp5pmu@o2.pl .

Internet: QRZ.com entry for 3Z20PMU

Email: sp5pmu@o2.pl

Tks UT7AW 

1 - 31 March 2015

SWITZERLAND                                                     HB125FMS - 125th Anniversary of Monte San Salvatore Funicular

On the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of the Monte San Salvatore funicular, members of the Tera Radio Club will activate the special event station HB125FMS, from 1 to 31 March, 2015,  The radio activity will be on all bands and modes. A special QSL is also available.

An award is also being offered for those stations who contact HB125FMS on different bands as follows:
1. 3 Bands BRONZE
2. 4 Bands SILVER
3. 5 Bands or more GOLD
(Note, you can verify your QSO's with HB125FMS on the website  http://www.hb9eik.ch/125fms/richiesta.php  and proceed to the Award Request and download the award in PDF format ready to be printed.  The award will not be delivered by maill, please note the procedure for payment  in the next paragraph.  This will have to be done by mail and once completed, they will allow you to download the digital file.   (???%%%$$$###)

To download the Award please send your QSL Card with Euro/USD 5.- (only paper) to the QSL Manager: HB9OCR, Marco Hardmeier, Via Ponte Tresa 15, 6924 Sorengo (Switzerland); or send Euro/USD 5.- (transfer fee at your charge): via Paypal account [hb9ocr@hb9ocr.ch ], or for multiple OM on the Account IBAN CH19 8036 2000 0044 7901 8, SWIFT RAIFCH22362. After the incoming payment, you can download your Award, in PDF format, directly from the requesting above website. Please mention your call sign in the money transfer.

Any questions about the Award can be made by e-mail (hb9ocr@hb9ocr.ch) to the Award Manager HB9OCR Marco.


QRZ site HB125FMS

Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015 (Correction 4/4/15)

6 - 9 March 2015

UKRAINE                                   190th Anniversary of the birth of Alexander Fedorovich Mozhaiskogo

The award commemorates the 190th anniversary of Alexander Fedorovich Mozhaiskogo, who by 1878, well before powered flight was possible, developed and proposed the necessary structure of heavier than air craft, all the five basic elements present in all modern aircraft structures.

A free electronic award is made available for having made just one contact with station UR4NWW  (UR4NWW/P) or 3 contacts with any stations in the Vinnytsia region which includes stations whose suffix begins with "N", such as UR#N, US#N, UT#N, UV#N, UW#N, UX#N, UY#N, UZ#N.  To receive the award, indicate your full name and call sign and apply by including a list of contacts to the award sponsor via e-mail no later than 31 March 2015 to: ur4nww@ya.ru.

E-mail: ur4nww@ya.ru
Online http://ur4nww.qrz.ru
also http://ur4nww.qrz.ru/cqnews/doc/ur4nww-mozhajskij.pdf

Tks Victoria UT7AW 2/26/15

March 9 - 15, 2015

LITHUANIA                                   Lithuanian 25th Independence Day (LY25LY)

On 11 March, 1990 The Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania signed the Lithuanian Independence Restoration Act, which confirms the sovereign powers of Lithuania as an independent state. Based on the 1918 Act of 16 February, Lithuania signed it’s Act of Independence, which has never lost its legal effect. The Act was signed by the President of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania Vytautas Landsbergis and other Council members.

The Lithuanian amateur radio society has organized a one week (2015.03.09-2015.03.15) on the air activity with a special call sign LY25LY to mark this date. Multiple stations will operate on different bands and modes to commemorate the event.

Award: Make three QSO's (on different bands and modes) with special event station LY25LY to receive not a certificate, but a special metal pin. Please send your QSL with SASE and necessary payment with return postage and you will receive the pin together with QSL. No application of any kind is required, only clear QSO data of the 3 contacts written on your QSL.

The stations who make the highest number of band/mode contacts with LY25LY will receive a special parliament souvenir. Please send your log with QSO details to hq@lrmd.lt no later than 31 March 2015.

E-mail: hq@lrmd.lt
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/LY25LY

Tks K1BV Research 3/6/15


17 March 2015 (GMT 24 hour period

IRELAND                                       St. Patrick’s Day Award

Contact Irish stations (of course) and others that are listed in their website during the 24 hour GMT date 17 March.

Complete the requirements of one of the categories listed below:
1 SPD Station Award - To qualify you must be a registered St Patrick Day Station, and have transmitted on the 17th as part of the St Patrick Award.
2 Fixed Station Award - To qualify you must make direct two way communication with a minimum of 10 Saint Patrick Day award stations from a fixed location using either mixed modes or CW only.
3 Mobile Station Award - To qualify you must make direct two way communication with a minimum of 5 SPD award stations from a mobile location using either mixed modes or CW only
4 Short Wave Listener Award - To qualify you must log two way communications between a minimum of 10 SPD award stations utilizing any mode

No charge for the award, which is issued as an "E" (electronic) award.  Use the application form which is found on their website.  It asks that you send an ADIF file. 

Internet: http://stpatrickaward.webs.com/award-guidelines

Tks PA3CUZ 3/7/15

7 - 22 March 2015

ITALY                                            DIPLOMA SANREMO

The Sezione ARI Sanremo sponsors the " Diploma Sanremo" to publicize the City of Flowers tradition.

1. PARTICIPATION: OM and SWL of all over the world can participate working OM belonging to the Sezione ARI Sanremo and the Jolly station IQ1SM.
2. PERIOD: Starting from 0000 UTC of 7th March 2015 up to 2400 UTC of 22nd March 2015.
3. BANDS: HF bands (WARC included)
4. MODE: SSB CW RTTY and Digital modes
Stations belonging to Sezione ARI Sanremo will make the call : " CQ Diploma Sanremo " adding to the own callsign : " Sanremo " .Each station connected = 1 point . It can be contacted more than one time, but this must be on a different day or in the same day but in a different band or mode .IQ1SM counts 3 points .
6., To obtain the Award, that is a participation certificate , it is necessary to collect at least 30 points
The diploma will be awarded with a pocket radio Dual-band V/UHF (type Baofeng) one Italian OM ( not the members of Sezione ARI Sanremo) and one foreign OM who have achieved the highest score. In case of tied scores, the station furthest from Sanremo will receive the radio .

Those who have already received a prize in a previous year will be able to request the Award but, if they have acquired the highest score , will not receive a new prize that will be allowed to the second place station. Each year, the award design is changed.

To receive the Award , once you have earned the 30 points required, it is enough to send a mail , within 30th days. The Award can be requested by mail, with SASE and enough money for postage return by: April 2015, to the address : i1yhugianni@tin.it showing the call sign of the applicant.  The award manager, Gianni I1YHU , after proper checks will send back the Award as pdf document.
8. Do not send any log.
9. Mailing address: ARI Sanremo Diploma Sanremo UFFICIO Sanremo –Casella Postale 114 –18038 SANREMO (IM), Italy.

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

Tks PA3CUZ 3/8/15

7 - 22 March 2015

ITALY                                           "ITALIAN NAVY COASTAL RADIO STATIONS AWARD 2015 "

The Diploma A.R.M.I. called "ITALIAN NAVY COASTAL RADIO STATIONS" has been designed to commemorate the service of Coast Stations Navy Militare Italian. The Diploma is achievable by all OM and SWL of the world. For 2015 the station Jolly is the coast station of Palombara (SR): IGJ.

1. PERIOD validity The diploma will begin March 7, 2015 (00:00 UTC) and will end on March 22, 2015 (24.00 UTC).
2. STATIONS: Will be operating the following stations:
A. Stations with special call in rappresentanz to the Coast Stations of the Navy:
(List of Arms reported on the website http://www.assoradiomarinai.it )
B. Stations recorded all'A.R.M.I .;
C. Stations recorded to other Naval Clubs;
D. Independent stations.
4. BANDS: All HF bands, according to the Band Plan IARU
A. QSOs (HRD) with Navy Coastal Radio Stations = 15 points (all modes);
B. QSOs (HRD) with A.R.M.I. Club and Naval Clubs Stations = 5 points (CW);
C. QSOs (HRD) with A.R.M.I. Club and Naval Clubs Stations = 3 points (PSK31 / RTTY);
D. QSOs (HRD) with A.R.M.I. Club and Naval Clubs Stations = 2 points (SSB);
E. QSOs (HRD) with INDEPENDENT = 1 point (All modes)
F. QSOs (HRD) with the Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations from "JOLLY" station II1IGJ = 25 points (all modes);

Note : All stations (station JOLLY, stations NAVAL, coastal stations and stations INDEPENDENT), can only be contacted once a day for each output mode (SSB - CW - DigiMode).

5. MULTIPLIER for each station COASTAL connected. For example, if at the end of the race you contacted across 5 coastal stations different, your result would be multiply by five.
To get the diploma you need a minimum points:
A. Italian stations: 30 points;
B. European station: 15 points;
C. Extra-European stations: 5 points;

The call will be as follows: CW / PSK31-RTTY xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

8. REPORTS AND NUMBERS: The Coast Radio Stations will pass reports consisting of RST followed by the MI number.
The stations A.R.M.I. will pass reports of RST followed by the number of isc rizione (MI #)
NAVAL stations (*) will pass reports of RST followed by the member number of their club (MF # - # IN - RN # ....

9. There are three subcategories:
a. "MIXED" (SSB / CW / PSK31 / RTTY)
b. "PHONE" (SSB)
c. "MORSE" (CW)

10. AWARDS: The station will have the highest score in as solute, will receive a prize; The highest score of each category / Subcategory will receive an award plaque; For SWL there is only one Subcategory (MIXED);

A. For coastal stations, will be awarded the First, II and III place.

Prizes will be awarded for all categories / s other categories, with the requirement that the ranking will be at least 5 stations in competition. All will be sent if requested by EnzoLog.

11. Award Requests: The Diploma request will be sent to Award manager, IT9MRM Alberto Mattei - Via E. Millo, 20-I-96011 Augusta (SR) - Italy. R-mail: it9mrm@gmail.com,, The request mustinclude the online log (Enzo log) or via traditional mail and will require applicant to state the information is authentic. The applicant must send fee of €10.00 or $ 15.00 (USD).
12. LOGS - Must be in ADIF format and incorporated automatically via the website "EnzoLog" (Log On-line) at the following link  
13 PAYMENT Italian stations who wish, may initiate the contribution for the Diploma through
the following ways:
     - Via "POSTEPAY" 4023600645946759 headed to Alberto Mattei;
     - Via "PAYPAL" to the following address alberto.mattei@libero.it
     - BANK TRANSFER: IBAN IT64E030698462010000
     0004132 c / o UNDERSTANDING-S.PAOLO branch
14. DEADLINE: Requests for award must be received no later than 30 May 2015.

E-mail: it9mrm@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.assoradiomarinai.it

Tks OE1UHA, Kurt 3/13/15

13 - 22 March 2015

SPAIN                                     World Down Syndrome Day (EH3DWN)

World Down Syndrome Day will be publicized by the Mike Delta Victor DX Group from 13 March 2015 to 22 March 2015, for which the special call sign EH3DWN be used in the bands of 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 m. The station will make contacts using SSB, PSK and ROS modes. QSLs received via Bureau (via EA3HKY) be answered via Bureau.

Direct QSL cards may be sent to:
Mike Delta Victor Dx Group, C / Miguel de Cervantes, 19-23, 3rd Floor. 08100 - Mollet del Vallčs (Barcelona) - Spain.
QSL direct you to include SASE (Include on for the return of the QSL with sufficient postage), No IRC please. QSLs that do not include SASE will not be answered.. All contacts will be confirmed via LoTW , eQSL and EAlog .

All stations who meet the following conditions may download fully automatically a free diploma.

Award Requirements
A. Contact station EH3DWN a minimum of 3 times in the same band. Such contacts should be performed on different days.
B. Contact EH3DWN a minimum of 2 contacts using different bands.
C. Contact EH3DWN a minimum of 2 contacts using different modes.

Their website has a automated log where you can validate your contacts.

Internet: http://eh3dwn.mikedeltavictor.com/

Tks: QRZ site EH3DWN

13 - 20 March 2015

RUSSIA                               35th Master World Cup 2015 In Syktyvkar

This award celebrates the 35th Masters World Cup of cross country skiing, being held in Syktyvkar, Siberia from 13 to 20 March 2015. The award is being sponsored by the SRR Regional Office of the Komi Republic.
Requirements: To obtain the award you need to earn 35 points by contacting amateur stations in Komi (R8X, R9X) during the period 11 to 31 March 2015. .

Point Values:
1. Special Event Station R35MWC = 5 points;
2. All R8X, R9X prefixed station = 3 points each.
3. Repeated QSOs with the same station are allowed on different bands and on the same band but with using different modes.

Application for award sent to: srr-rkomi@yandex.ru. Awards are available in electronic form, and once you have qualified, can be downloaded from the website: http://srr.komi.ru/contest/35mwc/award/ .
QSL can be obtained through the bureau, directly, or OQRS: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/R35MWC

Email: r9xc@mail.ru
Internet: QRZ.com/R35MWC
URL of the skiing event: http://mwc2015.ru/en/

Tks OH3GZ and QRZ.com 3/11/15

1 Jan 2015 to 30 April 2015

POLAND                                      85thth Anniversary OF PZK & 90 YEARS OF IARU

The year 2015 marks the 85th anniversary of PZK (Polish Radio Amateur Union) and 90th of IARU foundation. In celebration of these events, the PZK Headquarters is sponsoring the 85 YEARS OF PZK & 90 YEARS OF IARU
commemorative award which combines these two events. The award is available to all licensed radio amateurs, including SWLs.  Requirements: the applicant needs to earn at least 85 points (Eu’s and SP’s), or make QSOs (all other DX) 
according to the following table and rules:

The following special event stations will be active.

   Callsigns    Operator      Points
1. 3Z85PZK       SP4JCP        10
2. HF85PZK       SP7PGK club   10
3. SN85PZK       SP3POW club   10
4. SP85PZK       SP0PZK HQ club 10
5. SQ85PZK       SP3KWA club   10
6. SO85PZK       SP9HQJ        10
7. 3Z90IARU      SP6JIU        10
8. HF90IARU      SP1MGM        10
9. SN90IARU      SP1PMY club   10
10. SP90IARU     SP7AH         10
11. SQ90IARU     SP7PTM club   10
12. SO90IARU     SP6PYP club   10
13. Any individual or club station from Poland (SP, SQ, 3Z, HF, SO, SN) = 1 point.

Award overview:
1. The bulk of the qualifying score of contacts must be made with special events stations, club stations and individual amateurs from Poland, members of PZK. All HF/VHF/UHF bands are valid.
2. Beginning date is Jan. 1st, 2015 and ends on Apr. 30th, 2015.
3. The minimum number of special events stations contacted is 2 QSOs with XX85PZK and 2 QSO with XX90IARU. (The "XX" prefix stands for the prefixes noted above in list of station. Entrants are allowed to use all emissions.
4. An on-line log will be established on 1 Jan 2015 so you can check your progress for the award.
5. The Award on the occasion of 85 years of PZK & 90 years of IARU is published in hard copy and distributed free of charge via QSL Bureau of National Members Associations affiliated to IARU. For stations from 
countries of non-members of IARU, the award fee of 3 USD or equivalent should be paid to the given bank account*.

Applications can be submitted in a form of check sheet certified by another licensed amateur with his/her signature. Applications mailed in paper form or as an electronic scan will be accepted with dead line on Dec. 31st, 2015.

Mailed applications should be sent to IARU Award Manager: Piotr Skrzypczak SP2JMR,  Polski Związek Krótkofalowców ul. Modrzewiowa 25, 85-635 Bydgoszcz, Poland.

E-mail: sp2jmr@pzk.org.pl 

Non IARU member countries may pay fees to: *Bank account: PL 33 1440 1215 0000 0000 0195 0797

E-mail: sp4jcp@wp.pl
Internet: http://85.pzk.org.pl/award.php

Tks QRZ.com 3Z85PZK 12/22/14

14 March to 17 May 2015

POLAND                        SPRING WITH BEM AWARD

On the occasion of 221st birthday of General Joseph Bem and the activity days of the Ostroleka radioclubs SP5KVW (Ostroleka) and SP9PTA (Tarnow), we are issuing a special award called "Spring with BEM". During the period of March 14th - May 17th the club stations and their members be active to give you a chance to earn 56 points (EU stations) or 28 points (DX stations) for contacts to earn the award.

Point Values:
1) Special Event Station SN0BEM (op by SP5KVW) = 20 points per 1 QSO (obligatory qso)
2) Special Event Station HF0BEM (SP9PTA) = 20 points per 1 QSO (obligatory qso)
3) SP5KVW members = 1 point per SSB/FM/AM/DIGI QSO, 2 points per CW QSO.

Club member list:

List of SN0BEM members:

SP9PTA members – 1 point per SSB/FM/AM/DIGI QSO, 2 points per CW QSO:





To be eligible for the award you must work SN0BEM and HF0BEM once obligatorily and collect a minimum of 16 points for member station contacts. Each station can be worked once only. Repeater QSOs do not count.

For SWLs the award application must indicate the details of the QSO between the stations ( both callsigns, date, time and RST). If both correspondents are organizer stations, only one credit can be awarded (for only 1 callsign).

Point Values for SWLs:
For SWL of the Special .Event .Stations SN0BEM and HF0BEM – 5 points (any mode)
For SWL of a member station – 1 point (SSB/FM/AM/DIGI ) or 2 points (CW)

The member stations count only once, while the S.E.S station SWLs can be repeated even the same day (but a different band) or the same band ( but a different date) until the end of the activity period.

1. Earn the necessary number of points through your contacts between March 14 – May 17, 2015.
2. Wait for the list of eligible stations (created through member stations log check) to be announced on June 15th, 2015 on the organizers’ web sites: www.sp5kvw.com and http://sp9pta.hamradio.pl/
3. Once you see your call sign among the eligible stations, send your award application in any form ( pdf, doc, adif, Cabrillo) no later than June 30th, 2015 to so5max@o2.pl .
4. Wait for the final verified list of awarded stations and an e-mail which will be sent to you with the electronic version of the award. No cost.
Any queries or issues are dealt with by – SP9JZT – Janusz and SO5MAX – Maciej

Tks QRZ.com page for HF0BEM

Tks Victoria UT7AW

16 - 31 March 2015

RUSSIA Crimean Spring Award

The "Crimean Spring" award series has been established in honor of the anniversary of the referendum and the reunion of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city with the Russian Federation. Award is available for the QSOs (SWLs) made in 2015 year between March 16-th and 31-st. Same station may be contacted on different bands or modes for award credit. Award is electronic, free of charge and should be downloaded on the web-site: http://crimea.hamlog.ru also you can send an application manually on the same site. Each of the awards contains a different design.

To qualify you must contact Crimean or Sevastopol stations and earn the points shown:
Class 3 - 10 points
Class 2 - 20 points
Class 1 - 30 points

Point values:
1. Each QSO (SWL) with Special Event Station from Crimea UE1KR or Sevastopol UE1SE = 5 points.
2. Each QSO (SWL) with other calls from Crimea = 1 point each.

Allow time for the period of uploading LOGs for the Special Event Stations - 2 days and for other stations from Crimea and Sevastopol - 7 days.

E-mail: ru6k@mail.ru
Internet: http://crimea.hamlog.ru

Tks Rustam RU6K

20-23 March 2015

UKRAINE                         Days of activity "Our soldiers Vinnichiny" 2015

Sponsored by the Club WW of the Vinnitsa region. The special days of "Our soldiers Vinnichiny" is dedicated to the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Vinnitsa and the Vinnitsa region from the Nazi invaders during WWII. A special memorial diploma "Our soldiers Vinnichiny." will be made available for making at least 3 QSOs with stations of the Vinnitsa region One QSO with club station UR4NWW is required. Amateur radio stations of the Vinnitsa region must make at least 71 QSOs with amateur radio operators around the world.

Repeated QSOs with the same station are permitted if made on different bands, modes , or on different days. The Application must be certified by two radio amateurs, and issued in electronic format and sent to the e-mail address: ur4nww@ya.ru . Please specify: your name, call sign, date of birth, home and e-mail address, QSO data should be sent in the form of a log extract and radio QSL-cards (or sending information via eQSL). The Diploma free of charge and only is sent only by e-mail after validation of contacts by the award committee. SWL diploma is issued for conducting activities during days for 3 reports for SWL stations of the Vinnitsa region.

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2015.

E-mail: ur4nww@ya.ru

Internet: http://ur4nww.qrz.ru

73 de UR5NBC

5 January to 5 May 2015

FRANCE                                           TM5CW Telegraphy Diploma

To promote radio-amateur traffic in Morse code (CW), and in QRP (5W max), Dom, F5SJB, will use the special call TM5CW on the 5th day of each month from January to May 2015. Special QSL will be sent directly by F5SJB. Two contacts with TM5CW on two different bands will allow to earn the telegraphy diploma from the town of Lons le Saunier, France.. Shipping fees will be charged (more information: write to F5SJB), Dominique Meige, 360, rue Gustave Courbet, F-39130 HAUTECOUR, France.

E-mail: f5sjb@meige.org
Internet: http://f5sjb.meige.org
Internet: http://cw-ctc.com/index.php/hr/content/48.htm

Tks CW-News 3/6/15

1 March to 31 May 2015

ANDORRA                                   35th URA ANNIVERSARY Diploma U.R.A.

The national amateur radio association of Andorra is the Unió de Radioaficionats Andorrans, celebrating its 35th Anniversary, and offers this Diploma with the following instructions.

1. Eligibility: The following Diploma will be of an international range, making all Ham radio or listeners (SWL)possible to obtain it.
2. Bands: All bands available to the ham radio service may be used. Contacts made via repeater will not be considered as valid.
3. Modes: All modes may be used.
4. Only one Diploma will be given for the mixed modality.
5. Dates: Available for contacts made from 1 March to 31 May 2015 UTC.
6. Prefix: With this event, the special prefix of C35 will be given as well as the usual suffix from members of the Unió de Radioaficionats Andorrans.
7. Requirements: Make at least 5 contacts in 3 different bands.
8. During this period the prefix C37 will also be active with different call signs, acting as a wild card counting for any missing band QSO.
9. Applying: A Diploma will be given to all ham radio users that request it by sending an request to Unió de Radioaficionats Andorrans, P.O. Box 1150.- AD553 Andorra la Vella , with the list of contacts made with these stations, no later than 31 December 2015. The cost of the Diploma will be of 15 IRC, 12,00 US$ or 10,00 €.

Internet: https://sites.google.com/site/ura35anniversary/diploma 

Tks K1BV Research 3/1/15

Mar 14 to May 17, 2015

POLAND                                     Spring with Bem Award (Wiosna z BEM-em)

On the occasion of the 221st anniversary of the birthday of General Joseph Bem and the Days of Ostroleka radio clubs SP5KVW (Ostroleka) and SP9PTA (Tarnow) is issuing a special award called "Spring with BEM". During the period of March 14th - May 17th the club stations and their members will be active to give you a chance to earn 56 points (EU stations) or 28 points (DX stations) for contacts as follows:

1) Special Event Station SN0BEM (SP5KVW) = 20 points per 1 QSO (obligatory qso)
2) Special Event Station HF0BEM (SP9PTA) = 20 points per 1 QSO(obligatory qso)

3) SP5KVW members – 1 point per SSB/FM/AM/DIGI QSO, 2 points per CW QSO:

SP5GJH - Jerzy
SP5IGW - Tadeusz
SP5MXZ /3Z0X/ - Wojtek
SP5NZH - Krzysztof
SP5OXY - Marek
SP5RMT - Tadeusz
SP5MXT - Tadeusz
SP5VJE - Pawe?
SP5XAQ - Pawe?
SP5XET - Ma?gorzata
SP5XHJ - Czes?aw
SP5XSD - Andrzej
SP9BFC - Roman
SQ5BB - Barbara
SQ5IRH - Daniel
SQ5NAF - Grzegorz
SQ5QF -Jaros?aw
SQ5SSY - Tomasz
SQ5KVN - Jaros?aw
SO5MAX - Maciej
SO5MAT - Tomasz
SO5MAB - Bartosz

4) SP9PTA members – 1 point per SSB/FM/AM/DIGI QSO, 2 points per CW QSO:

SP9AED - Tadeusz
SQ9AOR - Stanis?aw
SP9LAS - Janusz
SP9IEK - Zbigniew
SP9JZT - Janusz
SP9HVV - Jan
SQ9OL - Rafa?
SP9W - Wojtek
SQ9OZF - Staszek

To be eligible for the award you must work SN0BEM and HF0BEM once obligatorily and collect a minimum of 16 points for member station contacts. Each station can be worked once only. Repeater QSOs do not count.

Applying for the award:
Collect the necessary number of points between March 14 – May 17, 2015
Wait for the list of eligible stations (created through member stations log check) to be announced on June 15th, 2015 on the organizers’ websites: www.sp5kvw.com and http://sp9pta.hamradio.pl/
Once you see your callsign among the eligible stations, send your award application in any form ( pdf, doc, adif, Cabrillo) not later than June 30th, 2015 to so5max@o2.pl
Wait for the final verified list of awarded stations and an e-mail with the electronic version of the award.
Any queries or issues are dealt with by – SP9JZT – Janusz and SO5MAX – Maciej

Internet http://sp9pta.hamradio.pl/ and QRZ site SN0BEM or HF0BEM

Tks PA3CUZ 5/21/15

1 - 30 April 2015

GREECE                                             150th Anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
                                                              Special Event Station SX150ITU

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of ITU, the Radio Amateur Association of Greece (RAAG) will be active from 1 to 30 April 2015 with the special call SX150ITU on all amateur radio bands and modes CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK.
There is a special award for contacting the special event station SX150ITU with the following rules:

1. GOLD : Contacts on 5 different bands at any mode
2. SILVER: Contacts on 4 different bands at any mode
3. BRONZE: Contacts on 3 different bands at any mode
The award is available as a digital file which can be printed by the applicant or a printed paper award:

To apply for the electronic award, send an e-mail to raag-hq@raag.org , subject "SX150ITU AWARD REQUEST with the following log data:
1. Call Sign
2. Your Name (to be printed on the award)
3. Type of award (GOLD – SILVER – BRONZE)
4. Contacts (BAND – MODE – DATE – TIME – REPORT)
5. The award manager will check your contacts in the ClubLog and will send you back via e-mail your requested award free of charge for self-printing.

To apply for the printed award, send e-mail to raag-hq@raag.org , subject "SX150ITU AWARD REQUEST with the following data:
1. Call Sign
2. Name (to be printed on the award)
3. Full postal address
4. Type of award (GOLD – SILVER – BRONZE)
5. Contacts ( BAND – MODE – DATE – TIME – REPORT)
6. The fee for covering the awards printing and return postage is 10€ and you can pay it via paypal to the e-mail address of: raag-hq@raag.org. The award manager will check your contacts in the ClubLog and will send you back via post your requested award.

After the 20th of May 2015 all contacts will be uploaded on LoTW and Clublog. Please before any request check your contacts.


1. All contacts will be verified via LoTW.
2. Paper QSL may be requested via CLUBLOG http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/SX150ITU Click on "request QSL card" for free via Bureau or you can pay for direct postal mail.
3. Sending your paper qsl to SV BUREAU.
4. DIRECT sending a SAE with 1 valid IRC or 2 USD to cover return postage. (valid IRC is the new type which is valid till December 31st of 2017)

E-mail:  raag-hq@raag.org
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/sx150itu

Tks SV1IW 4/12/15


April 25, 2015       M2

ITALY                                                                       INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY 2015

On April 25, 2015, the 28th edition of the "INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY" will be celebrated. For those who will take part in this yearly event a special certificate is available on request.

Requirement :
1) Work/hear on any band/any mode at least 5 Marconi memorial stations between 00:00 UTC and 23:59 UTC on 25 April 2015.
A list of Marconian stations may be found at http://g4usb.net/IMD/award-stations/
No endorsement is available, but award will be numbered.
The certificate is free of charch and is issued as a PDF or JPG file.
Application deadline : 31 May 2015.
Send your application (GCR) via email to the award manager IK3GER, Paolo, corsetti.paolo@libero.it with QSO data as in the example beneath:

Example of application/format: 
QSO CALL    D a t e     UTC      MHz    2 x
1 IY4FGM    25/4/2015   2200     14     SSB.
2 GB4IMD    25/4/2015   2100     21     CW
3 DA0IMD    25/4/2015   2300      7     SSB
4 KM1CC     25/4/2015   2349      7     SSB.
5 EI0IMD    25/4/2015   1245     3,5    CW
Note: the principal award of this name is sponsored by the Cornish Amateur Radio Society in England. This award is independently issued by an interested individual, IK3GER.

Tks IK3GER 3/22/15

Internet: http://www.ik3ger.it/dxinfo/awards/marconiDay2015/Rules.pdf

25 April 2015

ENGLAND                                                 International Marconi Day

Every year, the Cornish Amateur Radio Club sponsors this event celebrating the date of birth of Guglio Marconi, the wireless pioneer who experimented with and developed much of this new technology in the early 20th century. His experiments were conducted all over Europe and other continents, and many of the memorial stations active this day will be operating from the same locations in his honor.

As in previous years the event will run for a full 24 hours with contacts made on HF only counting towards the award. All modes of radio communication are accepted towards the award and are actively encouraged. Please note that VHF, UHF or contacts made with one of the current crop of Internet assisted modes, e.g. Echolink, will not count towards the award for IMD.

The Certificates are of a very high quality and are well worth obtaining to display on the wall of any Shack. They are based on an original Marconi Stock Certificate Circa 1901 and are offered under the following categories:-

Make direct two-way communication with 15 of the official Award Stations from a fixed location, mixed modes are permitted.

Make two-way communication with 12 of the official Award Stations from a mobile location, mixed modes are permitted.

Make two-way communication with 15 of the official Award Stations from a fixed location, using CW only.

Make two-way communication with 15 of the official Award Stations from a fixed location, using Digital Modes only. (e.g. AMTOR/PACTOR/RTTY/AX25/ASCII/PSK31 & SSTV)

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 either C.W. or Digital Modes

To log two-way communications made by 15 of the official Award Stations, mixed modes are permitted.

To log two-way communications made by 10 of the official Award Stations using C.W. only.

Apply by sending a log extract of the required number of contacts/SWL and fee of 10€, $US15 or Ł 8.00 Sterling to: Ken G0FIC, IMD Awards Manager, Cornish Amateur Radio Club, 38 Tresithney Road,. Carharrack. Redruth. TR16 5QZ England.

Internet: http://www.gb4imd.com/

Tks PA3CUZ 2/28/15

31 March to 30 April 2015

RUSSIA                            120 Years of Radio

On May 7, 1895 Russian physicist and electrical engineer Alexander Popov presented a device that received signals from the Hertz spark vibrator at a meeting of the Russian Physical and Chemical Society in St. Petersburg.

This experiment demonstrated the possibility of transmitting messages over a distance without wires. In Russia and some other countries, May 7 is celebrated as the "Day of Radio". In connection with the 120th anniversary of this event the SRR (Soyuz Radiolyubitelei Rossii) organizes and conducts the Activity Days "120 Years of Radio."

The Activity period commemorating this anniversary will start at 21.00UTC UTC March, 31 and will be over at 20.59 UTC April, 30, 2015.

All the radio amateurs around the world are invited to participate in this event. There will be a number of stations on the air with special callsigns to honor the occasion: R1895R, R2015R, R120RA through R120RZ (a total of 28 stations). Any stations from other countries that will use number 120 in their prefixes will be welcome. They all will count for the award program.

All the commemorative stations in Russia have one single QSL-manager UA3DX, who is responsible for the QSL process on request OQRS and response QSL-cards (QSLL).

Diploma Rules 120 Years of Radio
1. All valid contacts must be made between 21.00UTC UTC March, 31 and 20.59 UTC April, 30, 2015.
2. Participants must earn 120 points
3. Points table:
     A. QSOs with the commemorative stations R1895R and R2015R = 10 points;
     B. QSOs with the commemorative stations R120RA through R120RZ = 5 points;
     C. QSOs with the commemorative stations from other countries with number 120 in their prefix = 5 points.
4. Multipliers table:
     A. AS ( except Asiatic Russia ) x 2
     B. NA,SA,AF,OC x 4
5. Other rules:
     A. The same station may be worked on different bands and in different modes (CW,SSB,DIGI ) for additional points.
     B. The award will be issued for modes of: MIXED, CW, SSB, DIGITAL.
     C. SWLs may obtain these awards using the same rules. They can submit their applications created in any format by e-mail directly to the manager of the diploma.
D. Online applications will be on the Web-site radio120.hamlog.ru
E. Deadline for applications is June 30, 2015
F. The award manager: UA6YW – Aliy Kuysokov, P.O.Box 45, Maykop, 385000, Russia


RUSSIA Plaquette "120 Years of Radio"

Requirements: Applicants must make QSOs with ALL the 28 commemorative stations (R1895R, R2015R, R120RA through R120RZ or earn 300 points.
Cost: The cost of the plaquette with shipment abroad is 1600 rubles (or the equivalent in Euro, $ at the exchange rate existing on the date of your application).
Applications and payment for the plaque will be managed by RU6AX - Efimtsov Viktor,  A / I 1534, Krasnodar-80, 350080, Russia.
His e-mail address is: e-mail: ru6ax@land.ru

E-mail: ua6yw@mail.ru (Certificate)
E-mail  ru6ax@land.ru  (Trophy)
Internet: www.qrz.com/db/R120RT

Tks QRZ.com UA6YW

1 –30 April 2015

ITALY                                              Birthday of Rome (Natale Di Roma) 2015

The II0SPQR Diploma. Rome celebrates the birth date of its founding and offers this award for stations making contact as provided in the rules below from 1-30 April, 2015.

1. Frequencies: All bands allowed
2. Mode: SSB - CW - (digital modes (RTTY - PSK31))
3. The Diploma can 'also be claimed by SWL on the same basis with transmitting amateurs.
4. Valid stations: All stations listed on their website. See bottom of rules for URL.
5. Score:
     1 point for every contact made with stations in list
     5 points for each contact made with the special event station II0SPQR
     10 points for each contact made on 19 and April 21 with the station II0SPQR
6. Contacts may be made once a day on same band, or more 'times, but on different bands one hour after the previous QSO.
7 Points Required: 50 points overall
8. Application:
     a. Via directed at staff who will be 'given by the operator with pre stamped envelope.
     b. Via Association ARI to QSL Manager Renato Ceccarelli IZ0 YCB
     c. Via Association A.Ra.C. Fausto d'Angelo IZ0OZU as listed on QRZ.Com
     d..  Diploma: The Diploma must 'be required to President dell'A.Ra.C, Fausto d'Angelo IZ0 OZU prior payment of 10 €.
Payment can 'subject to the following':
     a. Paypal (on site www.arac.it payments / last entry) indicating causal Diploma II0SPQR.
     b. Postal Current Account n. 74925009 causal Diploma II0SPQR payable to A.Ra.C. via turret 43 00041 Albano Laziale ROME
     c. Bank IBAN: IT66Y0760103200000074925009 causal Diploma ii0spqr 

Complete operating schedule may be found on these internet pages: Internet: http://www.arac.it/ or http://qrz.com/db/II0SPQR?ref=496202135

Tks PA3CUZ 4/6/15

1 April to 20 May 2015

USA                                                                    Chenango Valley Amateur Radio Association 50th Anniversary

As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration by the Chenango Valley Amateur Radio Assoc., Inc., the W2RME/50 call sign will be used by all members for a 50 day period - April 1, 2015 through May 20, 2015.
Work members of this group during the dates noted above. A Special 50th Anniversary Certificate is available for all those who work this call sign during this period. Send your QSL and Certificate request to award manager, Tom Mathewson AD2TM. Use e-mail address: ad2tm@arrl.net .

Tks Ray Darling, K2DAR, Director - CVARA, Inc.

E-mail: ad2tm@arrl.net
Internet: http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?471864-CVARA-50th-Anniversary 

Tks QRZ.com FORUMS 3/25/15

1 - 30 April 2015

BELGIUM                                   ON1418KNH WWI Award

The members of the VRA clubstation ON6KNH located in Knokke-Heist will be operating the special event station ON1418KNH during the month of April 2015. ON1418KNH will be on the air to commemorate the First World War, and promises to be active on all bands and all modes.

QSL via the VRA QSL Bureau.

Requirements are simple, just make 1 QSO or SWL report with ON1418KNH. To apply for the FREE award, fill in the electronic application/form found on this link: www.hamserver.eu/award

The award is free of charge, and only available in digital form. Your contact information will be compared with the data on the web site, and if the contact is found, will allow you to print the award.

Internet: Http://www.qrz.com/db/on1418knh

Tks QRZ.com 3/17/15

4 - 5 April 2015

USA                                                     Mississippi QSO Party Award

The Magnolia DX Association (MDXA) will be participating in the Mississippi QSO Party that will be held April 4, 2015 at 1400 UTC until April 5, 2015 at 0200 UTC or April 4, 2015 from 9:00AM until 9:00PM CST.
The club will be using four special event callsigns and their club call sign during this event. The special event calls are K5M, K5I, K5P, and K5S with their club call is K5MDX. In order to receive a certificate you must spell "MISSISSIPPI " by using the suffixes in the special event callsigns.
You can use one special event callsign multiple times. For example, if you work K5I, that one contact can be used for all four I’s found in MISSISSIPPI. The club call, K5MDX, can be used as a wildcard, which means that it may be substituted for any letter that you may be missing. However, it may only be used once. These stations will be operating on all bands and all modes.

Submitting Logs
Log information must include: Station Worked, Date of Contact, Time of Contact (UTC) , Band, Mode, RST

APPLYING VIA EMAIL:    Attach your log file or provide the information in the body of an email with your call sign in the subject line to specialevent@mdxa.org
APPLYING VIA SNAIL MAIL:    Paper logs may be submitted via traditional mail to: MDXA, Attn: MS QSO Party, PO Box 576, Saucier, MS 39574 -0576.

To receive a certificate, send an email with your call in the subject line to specialevent@mdxa.org
.    List your name as you would like it to appear on the award and make sure you include your address. The awards custodian will cross check the logs of the 1x1 stations and send you the certificate as a .pdf file. If you prefer, we can print and mail you a certificate suitable for framing. Send the details above and $2 to cover paper, ink and mailing expenses to: MDXA, Attn: MS QSO Party, PO Box 576, Saucier, MS 39574-0576. You can send your two dollars via snail mail or Paypal to breedenwb@cableone.net .

E-mail: specialevent@mdxa.org .
Internet: http://www.mdxa.org/

Tks K5IJ and W5XX Rewritten 3/24/15

11 - 25 April 2015

SICILY                                               3rd Award in the Series of "Famous People Siciliani -Vincenzo Bellini

Sponsored by Association MSAR - amateur radio Siciliani. This is the third in a series of awards honoring famous persons (sculptors, poets, philosophers, saints and writers from the undisputed reputation.) The Award consists of 10 events at each of these will be 'dedicated a commemorative diploma to a famous character of Sicily. The diploma will be issued to any OM or SWL who will present the award competition manager documentation as provided for in the award Regulation. There are two events a year for a period of 15 days each.  This is the third award and is dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini

Award Rules:
1. Period: from 11 April 2015 to 25 April 2015.
2. Participation: Licensed amateurs, YL and SWL
3. Bands: 40 and 80 meters.
4. Mode: Exclusively SSB
5. Contact stations who will announce their participation by calling: "CQ diploma Famous people Siciliani".
6. Multiple QSO with same station rule - The same station may be worked only once per day per band.
7. Exchange of Reports: Activator Stations send: "CALL, R.S.T. and number of units MSAR".
8. Point values:
     a. Each link with operators MSAR = 1 point.
     b. Any contact with the Stations IQ (affiliated MSAR) = 3 points.
     c. Jolly (wild card) stations: operators MSAR making contact from the province of birth of the person being commemorated = 5 points.
9. Required Points for the award:
     a. Italian Stations need 50 points.
     b. Foreign stations need 30 points.
10. Cost of award: For the issuance of the Diploma is a contribution of € 12.00 or $US16.
11. Payment may be made via:
     a. Post Pay No. 4023 6006 0487 7680 made out to: Gambino Carmelo Cod. Tax GMBCML65L04G273M.
     b. PAYPAL to the following email address: it9tfx@libero.it (included in the message and call the shipping address).
     c. (at the risk of the sender) will be sent in an envelope with the application and log.
Requests supported by Log and copy of receipt of payment (cash or amount) must be sent by the end of the month following the end of the diploma period of activity
12. Contact: mail: rasnm@libero.it or by traditional mail to: Gambino Carmelo - via G. Galilei, 163 - 90145 Palermo, Italy. Do not forget to include in the request the shipping address of the diploma. The diploma is sent by "priority mail" in cardboard tube.
13. If the diploma does not arrive or arrives in bad shape due to postal handling of the items will be resent in electronic format only. For another type of shipping, as recommended, contact us for agreements and adjustment.

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

Thanks PA3CUZ 4/5/15

14 - 15 April 2015

ITALY                                                       MARITIME RADIO DAY 2015

The Diploma "MARITIME RADIO DAY 2015" is issued to OM/SWL who have made QSO/HRD with at least 5 stations taking part in the annually held event called "Maritime Radio Day". 
This year MRD will be held between April 14 ( starts at 12:00z ) and 15 ( ends at 22:00z ).

No endorsement is available but the awards will be numbered.
The award is free and will be sent to you via email as a PDF or JPG file.
Send your list of QSOs with the requested data according to the example shown below to the award manager Paolo, IK3GER, at corsetti.paolo@libero.it
Application deadline: 31 May 2015.
Logs received with incomplete data will not be accepted.
Mode: CW only
Bands: All HF bands OK. 


Example of application
CALL    Date         UTC   MHz     2 x  Operator   Call of ship/coastal
IR0IAR  14/04/2014   12.50  7       CW     Gianni           IAR
IZ0DDD  15/04/2014   08.44 14       CW     Lino             ICIA

Internet: http://maritimeradio.pro/maritimeradioday/
Internet: http://www.ik3ger.it/dxinfo/awards/mrd2015/Rules.pdf
Tks IK3GER 3/25/15

March 29 to April 4, 2015


1. PARTICIPATION: open to all OM and SWL Italian and foreign.
2. PERIOD: from 00.00 UTC on Saturday prior to Holy Week 23.59 on the Saturday of the week holy, for the year 2015, the period goes from March 29 to April 4th.
3. BANDS: HF 20, 40 and 80 meters, in the portion of band allocated to voice.
4. MODE: SSB voice
5. CALL: Contact stations calling : CQ Mysteries of Trapani
6. Each station can be connected several times in the same day, provided the QSOs are on different bands and with a time difference of at least 15 minutes.
7. REPORTS: All stations, including the station wildcard should send: RST, serial number, the time and the name of operator.
8. STATIONS ACCREDITED: Will be active during the period of the award will be accredited stations operating all over the national territory of Italy or from abroad, which will consist of previous winners that operators or Trapanesi natives who are far from their hometown. The Diploma is an opportunity to move closer to the traditions of Trapani through radio. The full list of stations credited will be published on the website of ARI Trapani http://www.aritp.it .
     1 point with OM of the ARI of Trapani,
     2 points with the accredited stations (the first OM classification of previous editions, the first and last edition YL operators Trapanesi off Trapani),
     3 points with Jolly (wildcard) station,
     5 points with the station IQ9TP in the days of the Mysteries (Friday 18 and Saturday, April 19) 10 points.
10. LOG: On the site of ARI Trapani http://www.aritp.it you may download the special
LOG Software created by Mario IT9JZK. The logs in digital format created by the software IT9JZK should be sent via E-mail to the email address: misteri@aritp.it . Paper logs, must include all the data as mentioned in #7 REPORTS.
11. SUBMITTING LOGS: Award Manager IT9WLK Leonardo Hectares - Via F.sco La Grassa # 2 - 91100 Trapani, Italy.
The logs must be received by 31 May 2015 postmark. Same date for E-mail, logs arrived after that date will not be taken into account, the same goes for stations SWL.
12. REQUEST FOR DIPLOMA: To apply for the diploma, you must earn 20 points for Italian OM, 15 points for European OM and 10 points for non-European points for OM.
The award is FREE and will be sent to you by e-mail in PDF format.
13. PAPER AWARDS: For those who wish, on request and at a cost of € 10.00, the award will be sent by mail. The Diploma will be printed in A3 format on parchment paper (specify by mail).
14. PAYMENT: The payment can be made in the following ways:
Paypal account sal.todaro@gmail.com (preferred method);
Postepay card No. 4023 6009 0905 9885 made out to Salvatore Todaro.
The applications for the diploma should be sent by e-mail to the email address : misteri@aritp.it (you must indicate in the CALL and NAME of applicant). If your payment is made through Postepay it is mandatory to attach the request by e-mail scanning of the payment with the indications of: CALL, TITLE, DATE AND POST OFFICE of payment; in the case in which no have a scanner to send a copy of the receipt via post, always: CALL, TITLE, DATE AND POST OFFICE payment. If payment will be through PAYPAL, it is mandatory in the notes you specify the CALL NAME.

E-mail: misteri@aritp.it
Internet: http://www.aritp.it.
Internet: (website) http://www.ari.it/images/stories/home/8DIPLMISTERITRAPANI.pdf

Tks UT7AW 3/17/15

April 19 to May 8, 2015

POLAND                                         10th Anniversary of the Radio Club "GALEON".

The Amateur Radio Group "GALEON" was founded in the beginning of 2005 as a part of Municipal Sport Club in Wladyslawowo. 
To commemorate this 10th Anniversary the club is offering a short time award to be issued to stations who contact the special event station HF10GALEON and members of the club and who earn at least 100 points doing so.

Point values:
Contacts with HF10GALEON = 50 points. (One contact is Mandatory).
Contacts with club members = 10 points.


All contacts must be made on the 40 and 80 meter bands.
Only one QSO with one each of the above call signs is permitted for the award.

Apply by e-mail to: galeon@sp2ywl.pl or you may apply by the regular postal system to: Miejski Klub Sportowy Wladyslawowo, sekcja „GALEON", PO BOX 25, 84-120 Wladyslawowo, Poland.

Tks QRZ.com entry for HF10GALEON.

April 25 to May 5, 2015

POLAND                          The 22th Steam Locomotive Parade in Wolsztyn Award

The Award is issued by the Wolsztyn Amateur Radio Club SP3PWL: http://www.77.home.pl/sp3pwl. The purpose of the Award is to commemorate the 22st Steam Locomotive Parade, which takes place in Wolsztyn every year, and promote the Wolsztyn Locomotive Shed. The Award is available to amateur radio operators and SWL’s.

1. Polish Stations: Make one QSO/HRD with the Wolsztyn Club Station SP3PWL (mandatory) and three QSO’s/HRD’s with the following Club members: SP3HD, SP3BLK, SP3DWH, SP3GAD, SP3OSK, SP3OSR, SP3RBQ, SP3SFY, SQ3DVQ, SQ3JPV, SQ3REA, SQ3REB, SQ3RPB, SQ3SW.
2. Foreign stations: one QSO/HRD with SP3PWL and one with a Club member.

All bands and modes may be used.
QSO’s/HRD’s made from April 25 to May 5, 2015, will be valid.
The most active operator will be granted a surprise award.
The electronic (pdf) Award will be sent by e-mail free of charge to be printed at home.
(You may also ask for a paper version of the award. (fee: PLN 15 or EUR 5 ).
Applying: Send your log extract to: sq3jpv@sp3pwl.pl , or: Wolsztyn'ski Klub Krótkofalowców, T?oki 60a, 64-200 Wolsztyn, Poland, on or before May 31, 2015.

E-mail: sq3jpv@sp3pwl.pl
Internet: http://www.sp3pwl.pl/dyplom/english-version/
Internet: (Event data) http://www.parowozowniawolsztyn.pl/ http://www.parowozy.com.pl/ ;

Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015

21 - 26 April 2015

Turkey WWI Remembrance - Gallipoli
"From Goncasuyu to the World"

In remembrance of the 100th anniversary and heavy burden of killed and injured during the invasion of Gallipoli during World War I, an award program is being offered for those making contacts with areas of the conflict. In Turkish, the title is "From Goncasuyu to the World". Award rules:

1. Two-way contacts in HF bands will be used for award programme. Participants will not submit any log. Instead, logs from special event stations beginning with the prefix of TC100 will be collected and evaluated.
2. SWL participation is welcome. Reports may be submitted via surface mail or e-mail. Both parties of a two-way communication has to be identified in the report. Exact frequency is not needed, band info is OK. However, the date and UTC time has to be clearly indicated to facilitate confirmation. Evaluation of a SWL report is very similar to two-way QSO’s. Included antenna and receiver info will be appreciated in your log. .
3. QSO Point: Different bands, modes or "TC100" call signs are valued as a single QSO point for the participant. In other words, making more than one QSO with same band, same mode and same TC100 callsign counts as a "duplicate" and earns only 1 point.
4. Multiplier: Only Australian and New Zealand stations may multiply their score by a factor of 2 as a multiplier.
5. The Award: All participants earning 3 points will earn the "Goncasuyu Award". In worldwide evaluation, the highest 3 entries will win the degree certificate .

6. Application: Note that you do NOT have to submit an application. Once you have determined that you have earned the 3 points, go to the web site shown below, fill out a web form, making sure you provide your call sign, and if you have 3 points or more in their files, you will be shown how to download the award. Certificates will be issued in printable electronic formats on this web site noted below with a call sign query.

7. A Reminder for participants of DX Marathon: The Gallipoli Peninsula is located in Europe while the Canakkale Side is in Asia. Thus TC100 stations are spread across in two continents.

8. Contact these official Special Event Stations: 
a.      European call signs (Gallipoli Penisula): TC100GP, TC100GS, TC100KT, TC100VKZL, TC100A, TC100GLB.
b.      Asian call signs (Canakkale Side): TC100TC, TC100B, TC100E, TC100K.

Internet: http://www.goncasuyu.org/?lang=en

Tks QRZ.com TC100KT 4/9/15

24 - 26 April 2015

ITALY                                               Centenary Aqueduct Pugliese (II7AQP)

Puglia has suffered a chronic shortage of water for centuries due to geology of the area and porous limestone that disperses the water at great depths. At the beginning of the last century, after yet another epidemic that had caused thousands of deaths, an aqueduct project was undertaken to import water from a distance. It was completed on April 24, 1915 when the water began flowing through the aqueduct when the citizens Bari rushed to the party at the monumental fountain in Piazza Umberto I.

A hundred years after the groundbreaking, the Aqueduct Pugliese is still among the most impressive and exemplary works of hydraulic engineering systems in the world. An interconnected system of aqueducts that stretch for over 21 thousand kilometers, conveying good drinking water to the homes of 4 million people, as required, thanks to an innovative remote control system.

In memory of this event the Diploma commemorating the "Centenary Aqueduct Pugliese" will be available to radio stations that earn the score for his achievement and request it.

1. Participation: OM and SWL Italians and foreigners
2. Period: from 00: 00 to 24:00 April 24 of April 26, 2015
3. Bands 20 m to 40 m
4. Modes: SSB, CW, RTTY / PSK

Note: Five special portable stations will be active in one day Sunday, April 26. These 5 portable stations located at key spots of the aqueduct.
     1) Sources of Health Caposele (AV) ref. AQP 01
     2) Park Marquis (TA) ref. AQP 02
     3) Dam Camastra (PZ) ref. AQP 03
     4) Dam Fortore Masseria Finocchito (FG) ref. AQP 04
     5) Drain terminal AQP Santa Maria di Leuca (LE) ref. AQP 05

1. Italian stations: Contact the special station II7AQP active from April 24 to 26 and at least 4 of the 5 stations that will be active during the day Sunday, April 26.
2. Foreign stations: Contact the special station II7AQP active from April 24 to 26 days and at least 3 of the 5 portable stations active during the day Sunday, April 26.
Reports: Each portable station valid for the award will send their RS (T) followed by the corresponding reference AQP. Special station II7AQP will only report RS (T).

1. The diploma "Centenary of the Puglia Aqueduct" will be sent in PDF format to all those who request it in the manner described below. There will be no hard copy by post available.

Fill out the application form on the website of the ARI of Bari on the following address: http://www.aribari.it/diplomaAQP/ . All requests will be processed by the manager of the section in a few days and the diploma will be sent via email to the applicants.

In the application form of the diploma you can also ask them to send the QSL via bureau of special individual stations connected.  For those who wish to receive / QSL via bureau despite not having reached the QSOs needed for graduation, will be able to request it at the following link: http://www.aribari.it/qslAQP/ .

For those who wish to receive / QSL via direct mail should send your QSL with pre-stamped return envelope to the following address of the manager: Thomas Salatino IZ7ECL, Via Lorenzo D'Agostino, 18 / f, 70125 Bari, ITALY.

All information and updates will be available on the website of the ARI of Bari area dedicated: http://www.aribari.it/
E-mail: None given, applications will be on the website listed above sent through the WWW.

Internet: http://www.aribari.it/ii7aqp/

Tks QRZ.ru 2/1-0/15

27 April to 3 May 2015

RUSSIA                      Diploma "250 years Akhtyrsky Hussars"

The award "250 years Akhtyrsky Hussars", pays tribute to the heroic Ukrainian ancestors who honored their country dating back to the Akhtyrsky Suburban Cossack Regiment (Ukraine) of the mid 1700's.
Amateurs of the Sumy region will hold a week of activity from 21.00 UTC on April 27 to 20.59 UTC 3 May 2015 and any stations earning a score of 250 points for contacts noted below, will receive this award.

Point values:
1. Contacts with the club call UT5AWA = 100 points;
2. Contacts with radio and radio amateurs of the AHTYRKA district = 50 points;
3. QSOs with radio amateurs of the Sumy region = 25 points;
4. Amateur stations of the Sumy region may earn the award for making at least 100 QSOs giving other stations contacts for the award.

All bands and modes. QSOs on 160 meters will receive double the points noted above. Repeat QSOs made on different bands and modes OK for award purposes. Communication via repeaters do not count. Observers (SWL) diploma is issued on the same terms. The award is issued in electronic form (for free). Apply for the award by submitting a log esxtract by e-mail to ur5aqm@mail.ru. The award manager G.D.Klimenko - UR5AQM

E-mail: ur5aqm@mail.ru

1 - 17 May 2015

CZECH REPUBLIC                                   Hockey World Championship - Czech Republic 2015

The Czech Radio Club (CRK) is offering an award honoring the 2015 the Ice Hockey World Championships being held in Prague and Ostrava from 1-17 May 2015.
The CRK has requested issuance of a special call signs OL2015O and OL2015P for this event.
These stations will be active on all bands from 3 May to 17 May 2015 on the HF and VHF bands.

Points Required for the award:
1. Bronze - 3 points.
2. Silver - 15 points.
3. Gold - 25 Points.

Point Values:
1. QSO made using CW and SSB: 1 point each station OL2015O and OL2015P on different bands and different operating modes.
2. QSOs made using PSK and RTTY: 1 points each station OL2015O and OL2015P on different bands and different operating modes.
3. Contacts with same station on different bands and modes OK for the award.

Awards may be requested via ok2za@ok5z.cz .

All contacts with the special event stations OL2015O and OL2015P will be placed on LOTW..

An online portal will be established on the website listed below. This tool may be found by looking up http://www.crk.cz/CZ/MSHOKEJ. Then click on the link "tento portal" This will take you to a spreadsheet. On that spreadsheet, enter your call sign in the search box at the top of the page, and the system will show your valid contacts. mailto:ok2za@ok5z.cz. Then it will be given access to the portal , where you will be able to choose an online band mode and after posting record diary. On this website you will also be able to ask for the issuance of a diploma or a check carried out by this spreadsheet. (That’s how it looks like it is set up to work.)

E-mail: ok2za@ok5z.cz
Internet: http://www.crk.cz/CZ/MSHOKEJ

Tks Jack OH3GZ 5/1/15, changed tks to OH1BOI

1 - 6 May 2015

MEXICO                                    Diploma Cinco de Mayo 2015

Work as many stations from Puebla México as possible using different frequencies and modes each year during the period:

Begin: May 1st 00:00 UTC+
Ends: May 6th 04:59 UTC

This award is given to any station that obtains 50 points. Read below, contacts made in earlier years may be used to obtain the current award!

Point Values:
1. Count one point for each contact with a station from Puebla State registered as participant.
2. Count three points for each contact with an official Radio club stations such as RIPAC (XE1SDZ) and AREPAC (XE1BAP).
3. Count five points for each contact with special call 4A5M (in 2009 and 2010 year) or 6J5M (in 2011 and 2012 year).
4. Count five point for each contact with special call XE1SIX (only in 2014 year)

You may 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
Look for stations calling: CQ cinco de mayo.
Check the website http://diploma.puebladx.org for a list of registered Puebla Stations.

QSL manager:
PUEBLA, PUE. 72400,

Please send Your full address where you want to receive the award. XE stations will receive the award through the XE bureau. International stations, please send $US3 to support the mailing cost.

Internet: http://diploma.puebladx.org

Contacts made during 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 may all be used to earn this year’s award.

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

Tks PA3CUZ 5/22/15

May 3 - 10, 2015

RUSSIA                                 Victory 70: Memory of the Hero of the Soviet Union

2015 is the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the victory over fascism. The award gives tribute to the memory of those who defended Russia during the war, and those who forged a victory in the rear support of manufacturing, as a sign of deep respect and thanks for their contribution to the victory over fascism, this award is offered. .

The Diploma program "WIN-70", may be earned as following:
1. Available to all hams and SWL around the world.
2. Contacts must be made between 5/3/15 and 5/10/15.
3. .All HF and VHF bands may be used.
4. Requirement: Make contact with at least 70 memorial stations carrying a prefix like RP70 or special event stations from other countries with special call signs of these countries formed in honor of Victory Day.
5. Modes of SSB, CW and digital are permitted.
6. Mandatory requirement: radio stations with memorial RP70IL, RP70NP, RP70O.
7. Repeat contacts with same station on different bands, or on different days and in different modes will count for the award.
8. SWLs may participate on the same terms according to their status.
9. The application is based on an extract from your log sent by e-mail to the sponsor. Send the log data to: ua3eej@mail.Ru .
10. Diploma applicants must send a request via E-Mail, enclosing an attachment containing the log extract in the form of any text file (Cabrillo, ADIF, TXT, etc.).
11. Application file must contain all the basic information about the connection: date, time, band, mode, call sign, signal report, (call sign of the second station for SWLs), as well as all information about the Applicant (name, full address), and the total number of conntacts.
12. Your e-mail should contain in the subject line: Your Call, Subject: CALLSIGNPOBEDA_70
13. Applicants who meet the conditions of the Regulation will receive diploma in electronic form, which will be sent to the recipient's email address.
14. For information about this position can be found at: QRZ.RU,
15. Diploma "Victory 70" free and only sent electronically! No printed version will be available.
16. Apply on or before May 11, 2015.
17. Note: The manager when checking applications has the right to request confirmation of all or part of the Telecommunications (observations) in their correspondents by e-mail or otherwise.

E-mail: ua3eej@mail.ru
Internet: http://ua3eej-livny.ucoz.ru
Other: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2934.html

Tks QRZ.ru 4/18/15

3 - 10 May 2015

RUSSIA                                             Memorial Diploma Pobeda-70 (Victory 70)

Contact Russian stations using the memorial call sign prefix of RP70 during this period. For many years now, Russians have commemorated the end of World War II (The Great Patriotic War) by stations all over the country with the "call area" being shown as the number of years since the end of the war. 2015 is the 70th anniversary of this cataclysm in which almost every family suffered.

Lists of stations which will be active are to be found in the links below.

For more information: http://pobeda.srr.ru/
Internet: http://srr.ru/HF/victory/2015/polozhenie_victory_70/

Tks PA3CUZ 3/7/15

May 3 to May 10, 2015

RUSSIA                                          The Great Victory Plaque

Offered by the Lebedyanskiy Radio Club of the Lipetsk Region to honor the 70th anniversary of WWII Victory. Look for stations with the prefix of RP70 xxxxxx. The award is designed as a plaque with a metal medallion or badge in the middle.

Requirements: Earn a total of 70 points.

Point Values:
1. QSO with war veterans and home front workers =10 points each.
2. QSO with memorial stations dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory (RP70 ***) = 2 points each.
3. SWL OK and issued on the same basis.
4. 160 meter contacts carry double point value.
5. Same station may be contacted on different bands for award credit.

Application may be in the form of a log extract.
Memorial stations may earn the award for conducting 1000 QSOs.
World War II veterans and home front workers need only 1 QSO.
The award fee including shipping to Russia is 1800 rubles.
Applications for the award be sent to: r3gt@mail.ru

E-mail: r3gt@mail.ru
Internet: http://r3gt.ru
Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2927.html

Tks QRZ.ru 3/6/15

9 - 10 May 2015

NETHERLANDS                                                Dutch National Windmill and Water Pump Station weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, 9th/10th May 2015 the Netherlands will be holding a National Windmill and Pumping Station weekend during which many windmills and pumping stations will be open to the public to view. Guides will be in attendance to explain the operation of the machinery and to answer questions.

For many years, in the U.K., the events of this weekend have been shared with amateur radio stations and became known as the ‘Mills on the Air’ weekend. In 2009 Jelle (PD5JFK) and Bernard (PB7Z) decided to set up for the first time their own special radio station to contact mills in Holland and elsewhere in Europe and so advertise the opening of Windmills and Pumping Stations. This proved to be so popular with millers and volunteers alike that they were encouraged to repeat this promotion each year and this year is the 7th year.

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

On this page[ http://www.pd6mill.com/  ] are listed those windmills and pumping stations that will be on air over the weekend of 9/10th May 2015 not only in Holland but in other European countries as well. There will probably be additional ones added. This year for the first time, the special award is being extended to be international in nature and include all radio stations at mills not only in Holland but worldwide.

Requirements: 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.
There are two ways to receive the Award
     1) via email as a PDF with you sending your log via email. This will be free of charge, or
     2) via Postal Mail with you sending your paper log plus $5 or 5 Euro to cover postal costs.

The printed award will be provided on high quality 300gm paper.

Please note that this Award scheme is open also to SWL’s and winners will have a special PDF version sent via email. We will require the log to be sent by email showing the QSO’s of both stations. The Award will be free sent via email.

Payments are also possible via paypal: pb7z@ziggo.nl

The paper Award can be applied via: PB7Z Bernard Zuidema, Zetveld 45 , 7848CX Schoonoord, The Netherlands.

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

Tks PA3CUZ 4/21/15

9 - 10 May 2015

Netherlands                                 5th activation of Windmill "the Old Mill" at Oudemolen Netherlands (PA05MILL)

Several radio amateurs of VERON section A54 will take part in the National Mills Weekend on the 9th and 10th of may 2015. Their operation will take place from the old corn mill with the name: "The Old Mill" (which dates from 1846) located on the Oudemolensedijk 16 at Oudemolen. They plan to be active on all HF bands and 2 meters with the special call PA05MILL.

All stations who make at least one qso with PA05MILL will receive a beautiful special QSL card via the QSL bureau. Cards are also available direct by sending your QSL card directly with SAE and $US2 to the QSL manager: Cor Verdult (PA2CVD), Kam. Onnesstraat 18, 4631 GT, Hoogerheide, The Netherlands

A beautiful digital mill award will also be issued.. One qso with PA05MILL is sufficient to earn this beautiful digital award! To apply for this digital award click on the link shown on their website and fill in the details. You will receive your digital award as soon as possible. You can apply for this Mill award until Monday, May 25th, 2015.

More information about historic windmills is available during the National Mills Weekend. Mills will be opened for visitors, no admission fee will be levied. For further information take a look at the page: http://www.stichtingdeoudemolen.nl (only Dutch language).

Tks Qrz.com entry 2/27/15

10 - 17 May 2915

ITALY                               Award 1000 Miglia storica

The A.R.I. section in Brescia (Italy) sponsors a short term Award to celebrate the 33rd running of the world famous "1000 Miglia" car race held from May 14th to May 17th 2015(Note that stations may be active a few days ahead of the race, so contacts may be dated from 10 to 17 May.)  Old cars that joined that "finest car race in the world" in the glorious years in between 1927 and 1957 will run the 2015 edition of the race, going from Brescia to Rome and back again to Brescia.

To achieve the Award, amateurs and SWLs have to earn 15 points making/listening QSOs with radio stations located in Province Brescia. 
Time: from 10 to 27 May 2015
Modes: CW, SSB, DIGI.
Bands: all HF bands.
Listen for stations Calling: CQ MM.
Each Brescia station may be contacted only once per day.

Point Values:
1 point each qso from Brescia.
3 points for qsos with the Club stations IQ2CF and IQ2VC:
5 points for qsos with the special event station II2MM.

Logs deadline: June 30th 2015 via e-mail to Manager IZ2FOS Lorenzo Mendini (iz2fos@aribrescia.it ). The award will be sent in form .pdf free of charge. If a printed version of the award is requested, the fee is 10E to cover postage and printing. The Posted credit card nr will be sent upon request by the Award Manager.

Tks Lorenzo IZ2FOS

Image in 2015 file

May 12 to May 18, 2015

POLAND                                            The 80-th anniversary of Marshal Józef Pilsudski Death and Solemn Funeral

Józef Klemens Pilsudski5 December 1867 – 12 May 1935) was a Polish statesman; Chief of State (1918–22), "First Marshal of Poland" (from 1920), and de facto dictator (1926–35) of the Second Polish Republic, Minister of Military Affairs. From mid-World War I he had a major influence in Poland's politics, and was an important figure on the European political scene. He was the person most responsible for the creation of the Second Republic of Poland in 1918, 123 years after it had been taken over by Russia, Austria and Prussia. Under Pilsudski, Poland recovered Vilnius from the newly born independent state of Lithuania. Tks WIKIPEDIA

1. The award program is organized by Cracow Radio Expedition Group, a member of Polish Amateur Radio Union, Regional Bureau OT-12.
2. The award program will be provided during the period of 12.05.2015, 16:00 UTC to 18.05.2015, 22:00 UTC. QSOs for the award may be made on 160m - 70 cm amateur bands (except WARC) and with all modes (CW, Phone, Digi), according to band plan. Cross-mode QSO?s are not allowed. In the award program, you may contact all of licensed operators and SWL and individual and club stations.
3.Contact at least 10 stations who are using the HF80 prefix (the complete list of stations is shown in Appendix No 1, on page http://www.cqcqcq.pl ). QSO / SWLs with HF80 prrefix may be made on each band for awards purposes.
4. During the award program the club stations HF80MJP will be active. . QSO / SWL with this station is equal to 3 QSO?s / SWLs with other the organiser stations using call sign HF80 . QSO with the HF80MJP station can be made only once.
5. For the stations from outside SP, only need to make 5 QSO?s / SWLs with the organiser stations HF80 .
6. The award cost for SP stations is 15 PLN, and for foreign stations from outside SP is 5 EUR. The deadline for award registrations is 30 June 2015. Please use the form, which can be downloaded from http://cqcqcq.pl . Registration and copy of payment confirmation please send to postal address: Cracow Radio Expedition Group / Krakowska Grupa Ekspedycji Radiowych, Kozmice Male 97, 32-020 Wieliczka, POLAND,

The payment can be send to bank account: PL 23 1440 1215 0000 0000 1262 3208 with notice HF80MJP on payment title. 
The bank account belonging to PZK Zarzad Oddzialu Terenowego OT-12 w Krakowie ul. Skrzatów 2, 30-901 Kraków, Poland.

E-mail: sp9orh@wp.pl.
Internet:  http://cqcqcq.pl/ 5/7/15

May 17, 2015

DENMARK                                     150th Anniversary of International Telecommunications Union OZ150ITU

The national amateur radio association of Denmark, the EDR - Eksperimenterende Danske Radioamatřrer is celebrating 150 years with ITU - International Tele Union. A Special callsign: OZ15ŘITU will be activated to honor this anniversary.  The 17th of May 2015 is the ITU anniversary day and so the EDR will be activating the special Call sign OZ15ŘITU, beginning on 00:00 to 23:59 UTC on this day. 
The activity will take place from many different QTH’s in Denmark and the different operators will use a unique secondary suffix to the call sign. The secondary suffix will be /xx where xx is a number between 10 and 99. Activity will be on 160m, 80m, 40m 20m, 15m and 10m bands using CW, SSB and Digi modes.

Award OZ15ŘITU
You can achieve a special Award by contacting different OZ15ŘITU/xx operators and the rules are as follows:

Stations in EU
Gold: 6 different stations each on 5 different bands = at least 30 QSO
Silver: 5 different stations each on 4 different bands = at least 20 QSO
Bronze: 4 different stations each on 3 different bands = at least 12 QSO

Stations in AF + SA + OC + AS + NA
Gold: 4 different stations each on 4 different bands = at least 16 QSO
Silver: 3 different stations each on 3 different bands = at least 9 QSO
Bronze: 2 different stations each on 2 different bands = at least 4 QSO

The award will be in the form of a print-yourself award.. This award is for free. Send an e-mail to our award manager oz4cg@live.dk Which includes your Call sign, your name and the contacts made for earning the award. We make a log-check and will e-mail the free award to you, as an attached PDF-file.

A Printed and Laminated award is also available at your option: 
Price for the printed Award is $US10 USD or 4 valid IRC. Send your request by postal mail including your payment, your Call sign, your name and address and a list with the QSO’s you made to: OZ0J Joergen Roemming, Brandelev Stationsvej 9, 4700 Naestved, Denmark.

Before you make any request please confirm your contacts on www.clublog.org/logsearch/oz150itu
The deadline for award requests is 30 June 2015. Any question regarding award to oz4cg@live.dk

All QSO’s will be registered with the call sign OZ15ŘITU (without /xx) in LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog. To obtain a QSL-card use OQRS in ClubLog. Please do not send QSLs for us via bureau!
Open http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/OZ150ITU and search for your own call sign to find the confirmed QSO’s. Then click on "Request QSL card" and follow the instructions.
We send cards via bureau for free and direct mail cards costs USD 4, paid via OQRS.

QSL manager is OZ0J Joe – qsl@oz0j.dk  
E-mail: oz1bii@edr.dk

Tks OZ0J 4/15/15

April 18, 2015

UKRAINE                                        World Radio Day Award (PRYKARPATTYA)

Sponsored by the Ivano-Frankivsk branch of the Ukrainian Amateur Radio League.  The Diploma "PRYKARPATTYA" is offered by the Ivano-Frankivsk regional branch UARL and may be earned by contacts using two-way radio with amateur radio stations in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast of the Ukraine.

Depending on the location of the applicant you must meet the following conditions:

1.Europeans must make at least 15 QSOs using any bands and modes from 18-28 MHz (including WARC bands) . If all contacts are made on 50 MHz and above, only 5 QSOs are needed.

2. Amateurs from all other continents must make spend 10 on HF and 3 QSO on VHF.

3. SWLs may earn the award on same terms.

For all applicants the award may be endorsed for a single band or mode. The Diploma is issued on your request, based on log extract you send to sponsor by e-mail to us0sy@rambler.ru. At your request the award is available as a digital image to be printed on your equipment. In addition, each applicant can send a photo (of about 150 KB) which will be included in the design of the diploma. Printed copies of the award are available and the sponsor asks that you pay only the cost of postage to send the award by mail. The charge for this delivery is 7 grn. Amateurs of other countries should send either $US2 or 1IRC. Applications may be mailed to US0SY award manager at Shpilchak Yarema Miroslavovich, P / 1, Yamnitsa, 77422 Ivano-Frankivsk obl.Ukraina or by e-mail to us0sy@rambler.ru . The award manager reserves the right to verify the data contained in the application.

E-mail: us0sy@rambler.ru

Tks QRZ.ru

April 20 - May 31, 2015

POLAND                                         70thth Anniversary Victory Day

This award uses a number of special event station on the air commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in EUROPE „VICTORY DAY".
This event was organised under the honorary auspices of the General Brigadier Wieslaw GRUDZINSKI, Warsaw Garrison Commander, to commemoration the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.
The radio amateurs activities are being coordinated by the Warsaw Division of Polish Radio Amateur Union (PZK) in co-operation with radio clubs of the National Defence League and radio clubs of the Polish Scouts from Warsaw.

Nine special event stations will be active and will provide contacts that will be counted to the award "Victory Day 2015". 
The stations, dates scheduled for activity and operator's call signs are:
3Z0VD – QSL via PZK bureau (SP5ZHJ) – April the 20th till May the 31th;
3Z70VD – QSL via PZK bureau (SP5KOG) – April the 20th till May the 31th;
SN0VD – QSL via PZK bureau (SP5PSL) – April the 20th till May the 31th;
SN1945VD – QSL via PZK bureau (SP5ZHH) – April the 20th till May the 31th;
SN70VD – QSL via PZK bureau (SP5PEP) – April the 20th till May the 31th;
SO70VD – QSL via PZK bureau (SP5ZIP) – April the 20th till May the 31th;
SP0VD – QSL via PZK bureau (SP5KAB) – April the 20th till May the 31th;
SP70VD – QSL via QSL Poland bureau (SP5KCR) – April the 20th till May the 31th;
SQ70VD – QSL via PZK bureau (SP5ZRW) – April the 20th till May the 10th.

Point Values: for each contact made with these stations counts for the "VICTORY DAY 2015" Award .
SP stations = 7 points,
EU stations = 10 points,
DX stations (AF, AS, NA, SA, OC) – 14 points.

Requirement: You need 70 points collected, but every station can only be counted once on the same band and mode of emission.
No application is needed. When you are ready to apply, go to www.ot25.pzk.org.pl and there will be an automated log for each station.
     A. Click on the colorful logo for Victory Day 70.
     B. Locate the "LOG ON-LINE", and click on the stations you have worked.
     C. The results of the search will verify your QSOs.
     D. The award (free) will be sent to you as a digital file via e-mail.

Tks QRZ.com 4/24/15

May 1 to June 15, 2015

ITALY                               35th International Diploma HF "Leonardo da Vinci"

1. Participation: Any world-wide OM and SWL can participate.
2. Period: starts at 00:00 UTC on May 1st 2015 and ends at 24:00 UTC on June 15th 2015.
3. Bands: all the HF frequencies, but no WARC are allowed.
4. Mode: SSB only.
5 Point Values:
A. Stations outside of Europe need only 3 points or 3 SWL
B. Italian or European stations need up to 10 points or 10 SWL reports.
6. More than a contact with the same station is allowed but only on condition that contacts are made on different date or band. Contact with the same station made in a different band but same day, must be logged with at least one hour of interval.
7. Any contact or SWL report is worth 1 point.
8. During the period above mentioned stations called "Jolly" might be on air and a contact with such station it will be worth 3 points. During the Diploma period it's accepted only one contact a day on each band with only one Jolly station.
9. Every contact must be logged with: progressive number, R-S report, QTR report
10. IQ5EM, a super "Jolly" Stations of Empoli Radio Club, will be randomly active and any contact with such station it will be worth 5 points.
10. By 31st July 2015 all the world-wide OM and SWL (NOT Italian) who would have sent all the necessary documentation and logged at least 30 points will be ranked into the 35 th International Contest HF "Leonardo da Vinci" with awards for the 1 st world-wide OM, 1st world-wide SWL, 1st OM of each Continent, 1 st Eco Charlie, 1st Novice Argentina.

Any documentation and the Diploma's request has to be sent to Sezione A.R.I. di Empoli P.o.Box 100 – 50053 Empoli (FI) Italy accompanied with station's log, a QSL for each call contacted, plus 10 Euro or 15 USA Dollars only. All the amount of money Empoli Radio Club Station will collect, it will be devolved to the Italian League against Cancer.

Internet: http://www.ariempoli.altervista.org/Regolamento_XXXV_Diploma_e_Concorso_Leonardo_da_Vinci_2015.html 
Also: http://www.ariempoli.altervista.org/diplomaldv.html

Tks PA3CUZ 6/6/15

1 - 30 May 2015

SPAIN                                           150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ITU

May 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union. To commemorate this important event, , the Spanish Amateur Radio Association URE, a member of the IARU, is issuing the following Special Award, available to all licensed radio amateurs or SWLs worldwide.

The goal is to make contacts using any mode or band between 160 meters and 6 meters with the 11 special stations using the prefix AO150. The suffixes of the 11 Special Event Stations are the letters of ITU and the motto for its 150th anniversary is ITU: INNOVATING TOGETHER.  The 11 different stations are: AO150I, AO150N, AO150O, AO150V, AO150A, AO150T, AO150G, AO150E, AO150H, AO150R and AO150U.

DATES: From 1st (00.00Z) to 30th (24.00Z) May 2015.

AWARD: Diplomas will be awarded in three different categories depending on the number of AO150 stations AO150 are contacted by the applicant (or received in case of SWLs).

Stations in Europe: contact with at least 8 different Special AO150 stations, all modes and bands.
Stations outside of Europe: contact with at least 4 different Special AO150 stations, all modes and bands.

Stations in Europe: contact at least 8 different Special AO150 stations, each of them using at least 3 different bands, and any modes.
Stations outside of Europe: contact at least 4 different Special AO150 stations, each of them using at least 3 different bands, and any modes.

Stations in Europe: contact ALL 11 different Special AO150 stations, each of them using at least 3 different bands, and any modes.
Stations outside of Europe: contact with at least 6 different Special AO150 stations, each of them using at least 3 different bands, and any modes.

All Diplomas will indicate the Name and Call sign of the applicant and its position achieved in the ranking of his/her DXCC by number of total valid QSO.

TROPHIES will be awarded in the form of a special medallion in high quality crystal, personalized with the engraved name and call to each one of the 25 licensed participants with the highest number of different contacts made with the special AO150 stations in different modes and bands (slots). The modes to be used are: 1.- SSB, 2.- CW and 3.- Digital modes on all of the following 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 ten bands. Duplicated contacts with the same station on one slot (same band and mode) will only count once.

Every trophy will include the number of the position achieved by each of the 25 TOP scorers.

The online query of the log and the position of participants in the ranking of slots can be followed daily on the website of the organization at http://itu150.ure.es.

The log will be updated every 24 hours. It is recommended to try to repeat the contact if a station is not found in the log. However, at the end of the Award, from May. 31th to June, 15th 2015, any participant can submit reasoned claims if he/she thinks that a QSO is not properly reflected in the online Log.

APPLICATIONS: Stations who qualify on each of the categories may download their personalized Diploma in pdf format from the web. Diplomas will be available for download on or after June 15th 2015. No need to send the list of QSOs since the log will be available in the web. SWLers should send their list of stations received to ITU award and the Diploma will be sent by email.

The 25 trophies/medallions for highest slot scorers will be sent free of charge to each one of the winners to their postal address. The list of candidates to medal will be available on line on the web page on a daily basis. After conclusion, winners must confirm their address to ituaward@ure.es.

If a participant wishes to receive a printed Diploma on high quality paper, it can be requested at a cost of €7 (seven euro) for a single diploma. In case the applicant wishes to receive two or three copies of the printed award (e.g. Platinum & Gold & Silver) cost will be €10 (ten euro). Payment can be made by PAYPAL:

E-mail: ituaward@ure.es 
Internet: http://itu150.ure.es

Tks UT7AW and DL3YEI 4/26/15

May to 12 June 2015

RUSSIA                                              Smolensk - Hero City

In May 1985, the supreme Soviet of the USSR issued a decree awarding the city of Smolensk the honorary title of "HERO CITY". The valor and spirit shown by Smolensk defenders, the heroism of working people in their fight against Nazi invaders during the Great Patriotic War caused the City of Smolensk to be awarded the honorary Hero City title and the Gold Star medal.  From May 1 till June 12, 2015 the ham radio marathon "SMOLENSK A HERO CITY" will be celebrated by an on the air operation using the special amateur station RM30SM which will be making contacts from Smolensk.  The organizers of the radio marathon "Smolensk - Hero City" include the regional department of the Russian Amateur Radio Union and amateur club Activity Smolensk Group. They have established commemorative diplomas , pennants, and Plaques.

E-mail: club.asg@yandex.ru


Electronic certificates are issued in 3 levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold. The numbering of diplomas is done automatically in chronological order when loading logs onto their server. All bands and modes OK. Make contact with the special event station RM30SM.
     For bronze diploma it is necessary to make 1 QSO with RM30SM.
     For silver diploma make at least 2 QSOs with RM30SM.
     For gold diploma make at least 3 QSOs with RM30SM

Awards may be downloaded by using the page online-log using PDF.

To view and print the diploma we recommend free PDF viewer files - Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Procedure for diploma downloads: Go to " Online log "and enter your callsign. If you meet the above conditions for receiving awards on the search page, you will see a button with the number of your diploma. Click on this and you save the diploma in PDF. The application can also be applied for by e-mail, send it to the address club.asg@yandex.ru


To receive a memorable pennant it is necessary to contact RM30SM with 3 QSOs on different bands or modes. 

If your QSO is already loaded in the log RM30SM, then on the online log page will automatically appear an order button, clicking on which you will be able to order a pennant. The different operators of RM30SM upload their own logs. Pennant can be ordered in Russian or English.

The pennant indicates your name and surname and radio call sign. The Pennant dimensions: are width - 155 mm, length - 200 mm or 350 mm.

The cost of the pennant: in Russia is 590 rubles including shipping, and the cost for the countries of the near abroad (CIS) and the Baltic countries including shipping - 650 rubles. The sponsor accepts PayPal, Webmoney, YandexMoney, Telebank, VTB, transfer to a bank card Savings Bank. After you pay the costs, you can monitor the status of the order on thier website.

How to get the pennant and plaques: Go to " Online log "and enter your callsign. After receiving the confirmation of our awards on this page you will find the order button, clicking on which you go on the checkout page. Such applications are processed first. You can also submit a request by e-mail, send it to the address club.asg@yandex.ru . Processing such requests may take 3-4 days.


For the GOLD Plaque - you should have made 5 QSOs on different bands and modes with the special event station RM30SM.
The size of plaques: 200 x 270 mm.
   Mounted on a wooden substrate glossy metal plate "in gold."   The plaque is inscribed with the name and call sign of the participant..
The cost of the "golden" plaques: in Russia including shipping is 1200 rubles, the countries of the near abroad (CIS) and the Baltic countries including shipping is 1500 rubles.

For the SILVER plaque - you should have made 4 QSOs on different bands and modes with the special event station RM30SM.
You may order of gold and silver plaques at the same time.
The cost of the "silver" plaques: in Russia including shipping is 1200 rubles, the countries of the near abroad (CIS) and the Baltic countries including shipping is 1500 rubles.

The complete rules may be found on the following internet pages, each one covering diploma, pennant and plaque:




Tks Jukka OH3GZ 4/23/15

1 - 31 May 2015

GERMANY                                                       Brave Radio Friends: European Spring Award 2015

This annual award activity is organized by the Brave Radio Friends, based in Europe.
: During the entire month of May 2015 work or hear (SWL) as many European DXCC-entities as possible. Be aware that only European entities do count.
Requirements for the award:
For European applicants a minimum of 20 and for non-European applicants a minimum of 10 entities is required for the award.

Deadline for application: June 30. SWL OK. The application may be by log extract. (No QSLs necessary). No band or mode restrictions. You can only apply for a pdf-version of the award to print it out yourself via e-mail to de3ear@darc.de There is no award fee.

E-mail: de3ear@darc.de
Internet: http://braveradiofriends.weebly.com/

Tks DE3EAR 4/27/15

1 - 31 May 2015

NETHERLANDS                                        Celebrating 70 Years of Freedom

70 years ago the allied forces liberated The Netherlands from Nazi rule, ending the second world war five years after it started. The southern part of The Netherlands was liberated in the autumn of 1944, while the northern part was only liberated in the spring of 1945. On May 4, 1945 the German forces formally capitulated to the British Field Marshall Montgomery. The capitulation was effective the next day. We therefore celebrate the end of WW2 for the whole of the country on May 5 every year.

YNOMY DX Group and friends want to call attention to the valuable freedom we attained and have enjoyed ever since, with a radio-activity during the month of May. We will activate 8 different special callsigns, operated by 8 different Oms: PA45FREE , PB45FREE , PC45FREE , PD45FREE , PE45FREE , PF45FREE, PG45FREE and PH45FREE.

We will also activate a special group callsign PA45FREEDOM during the weekend of May 16 & 17 - and possibly a few other moments during the month of May.

QSL: A special QSL card will be available for OMs who have contacted one or more of our stations. We will send out cards to all contacts via the bureau approximately one month after the activity. If you want to receive your card direct, please send your QSL direct with SAE & 2$ to: Marcel Kuenen, Rijksweg Noord 12, 6661KG Elst, The Netherlands.

For those interested - both OMs and SWLS - we offer an electronic award for free. All you need to do to obtain the award is to collect 45 points.
All individual call signs worked will count for 9 points and the group call sign (PA45FREEDOM) will earn18 points towards this award. SWLs are advised that cluster spots do not constitute valid RX reports.
Your e-mail should contain a log extract showing each of the contacts and the value you are claiming towards the award. Applications for the award may be sent to: 45freedom.award@gmail.com

E-mail: 45freedom.award@gmail.com
Internet: http://ynomy-dx.blogspot.nl/

Tks PA3CUZ 5/21/15

1 - 30 May 2015

CANADA                                     VE Day Award

The Penticton Amateur Radio Club will operate Special Event Station VE7ŘDAY commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE Day and will be active from 1 to 30 May 2015 only. 
VE Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allied Forces of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. This marked the end of World War II in Europe.

To request a printable confirmation certificate please send email with contact information in standard format per sample below. There is no charge for a digitally delivered award.

TO STATION: __W2XXX__________

QSO Date




17 May 2015

1158 14.194



Send this contact data va7dp@shaw.ca Please wait until MAY 31 to request a confirmation. We will upload the logbook to LOTW and eQSL.cc

VE70DAY will operate 10 - 80 meters during this time. Please limit your contacts to once per band/mode.

The award is free of charge as a digital file. A printed copy is available for $5 to cover cost of postage. Send funds to Doug Pichette, 533 Nelson Ave, Penticton, Canada V2A 2L3.

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/VE70DAY

Tks PA3CUZ 1/26/15

11 May to 7 June 2015

Netherlands                                            125th Anniversary Vincent van Gogh’s Birth (PA125VVG)

Several radio amateurs of the VERON Section 54 - Etten-Leur, starting on 11 May 2015 to 7 June 2015 will activate the special call PA125VVG to publicize the 125th anniversary of the birth of famed artist Vincent van Gogh.

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch painter and one of the great painters of the 19th century. His work falls under the category of Post-Impressionism, an art form that succeeded the nineteenth century impressionism. He was born in Zundert on 30th of March 1853 in the Netherlands and he died on 29th of July 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise in France. Vincent van Gogh lived a while in the town of Etten-Leur.

Some famous paintings include: Sunflowers - The Potato Eaters - Bedroom at Arles.

Additional information about the life and works of Vincent Van Gogh go to:

The special event station PA125VVG will be active on all HF / VHF bands and using different modes. For all qso’s with the special call PA125VVG we will send a special QSL card via the QSL bureau. EQSL and LoTW will not be used. It will also possible to send a QSL card directly: Send your QSL card directly to the Netherlands with SAE and $ 2 (no IRC coupon) to the QSL manager: Chris Baeten, PA1CPA, Meidoornlaan 35, 4871 TA ETTEN-LEUR, The Netherlands.

A special digital award will be issued named THE VINCENT VAN GOGH AWARD
To achieve this special digital award the following conditions apply:
1. Make 2 qso’s with PA125VVG on different bands and or in different modes.  OR.
2. Make 1 qso with PA125VVG and 1 qso with member of VERON section 54 during the period from 1st of January 2015 until 7th of June 2015.

Below is a list of active members of the VERON section 54: PA0LOU – PA0ATG – PA1BR – PA1CPA – PA1ADG – PA2CVD – PA5JSB – PD0PMS – PD0RWL – PE1RMO – PH1B.

To apply for this digital award click on the link found on the QRZ.com website, fill in the details and you will receive your digital award as soon as possible.

QSL: Via QSL-manager PA1CPA

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/PA125VVG

Tks PA2CVD 2/23/15

May 28 - June 8, 2015

POLAND                                              „ DNI KAMIENNEJ GÓRY „

This year, during the "Days of Kamienna Gora", two amateur stations will be active publicizing the town and commune of Kamienna Gora. Look for 3Z0DKG and SN0DKG operated by SP6FRF and SP6OPZ. All other residents of the commune of Kamienna Gora have been invited to participate as well.

A special certificate will be available during this period, (PDF Format). To earn the certificate, you must contact a minimum of 4 of the stations which will be active from Kamisenna Gora, and include the two special event stations 3Z0DKG and SN0DKG. SWL OK.

Available for SWL in the same way.

Henryk SP6OPZ & Marek SP6FRF

E-mail: sp6opz1@wp.pl
Internet QRZ site call SN0DKG

Tks PA3CUZ 6/6/15

May 31, 2015 to June 14, 2015

FRANCE                                           "Diplôme des 24 Heures du Mans" :

Contact the special event station at this famous race making at least one QSO per year for 3 different years (consecutive or not). You should certify on your honor that the contacts have been made and send in a copy of your log book. Contacts made from 1952 to the present will be allowed.

The following call signs have been used through the years : F3YE, F3XC, F8GE, F6KFI, TV6ACO. TM6ACO, the special call sign has been used since 1992 (except 2000, when F6KFI was used). Contacts may have been on all bands and modes.

Send the list of official stations worked, plus all pertinent QSO information to groult.j@wanadoo.fr . The fee is 10E. You will have to ask how to pay for the award as the internet data available does not show this.

E-mail: groult.j@wanadoo.fr
Internet: http://asso.proxiland.fr/aras72/default.asp?a=882&b=&m=
Also:   http://aras-ref-72.blogspot.nl/2015/02/tm24h-2015.html

Tks PA3CUZ 5/22/15

June 6, 2015

ROMANIA                                       Diploma "SALVATI PLANETA VERDE" GreenParty 2015

On 6th June 2015, you may earn this special award from Romania: the "Save the Green Planet Earth - GreenParty 2015" Diploma.
Work at least 7 stations from 7 entities in different natural parks and nature protected areas on at least 2 continents. The station with top worked countries will get a special award..
Requests must be received before 01.08.2015. 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.

E-mail: fenyo3jw(at)yahoo.com
Internet: http://wff-yo.blogspot.com
Also: http://wff-yo.blogspot.nl/2010/03/save-green-planet-award-greenday-2010.html 

Tks PA3CUZ 4/21/15

6-7 June 2015

USA                               Worked all Great Lakes (WAGL):

This award will be issued during the annual MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND, scheduled for June 6-7, 2015 during the time period: 0000Z June 6, to 2359Z June 7, 2015.

The Ships Amateur Radio Club will be again participating in the Museum Ships Weekend activities in 2015. We will have operations by Special Call Sign station on all five Great Lakes. The operations are denoted by their call sign. The last letter of the call sign is the first letter of the Great Lake where the operation is located. There are over 20 operators that are putting an effort forward to make this happen.

If you work all five of the Great Lakes operations (WAGL), the above certificate can be downloaded by clicking on the image. Please see the other pages on this website for information relating to each museum ships operation from all five Great Lakes.

The five Great Lakes operations that are sponsored by the "Ships Amateur Radio Club" are listed below:

Ships Amateur Radio Club Operation Information for WAGL

Call Sign      Ship Name                        Location                        Great Lake
K8H             Lightship Huron                  Port Huron MI               Lake Huron
K8E              SS Col. Schoonmaker       Toledo, OH                   Lake Erie
K8M             SS Milwaukee Clipper      Muskegon, MI               Lake Michigan
K8S              SS Edmund Fitzgerald       Whitefish Point, MI        Lake Superior
K8O             US Army LT-5 Tug Boat   Oswego, NY                Lake Ontario

Internet: http://ships-wagl.com/

Tks PA3CUZ 6/6/15

June 6 - 7, 2015

USA                                            MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND

2015 CERTIFICATE INFORMATION: Contact 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, 2015. (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 to: Margaret Burgess KB2BRR, 150 Schooner Ave, Barnegat, NJ 08005, USA.

Internet: http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/

Tks PA3CUZ 6/6/15

June 1-19, 2015

POLAND                                 ENIGMA Award (SP3PGR)

The School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR will be active with special event station SNŘENIGMA from June 1 to June 19, 2015 to celebrate the success of Polish cryptologists Jerzy Rozycki, Marian Rejewski and Henryk Zygalski.  They broke Enigma ciphers thereby contributing to the victory of the Allied forces and the faster end of the Second World War. On occasion 70th anniversary of the end World War II club SP3PGR will reward "The Enigma Award" to licensed individuals and club stations as well as to SWLs who earn the required number of points shown below.

Required Points:
70 points for SP stations,
50 points for outside SP stations,
30 points for DX stations,

Points for these special event stations are as follows:
SNŘENIGMA (15 points),
SP3ZAT, SP3POZ, SP9KJU (each 10 points),
SP3DDP, SP3OL, SP3HUO, SP3WXI, SQ3OPM, SP9MDY (each 5 points) between June 1st to June 19th 2015.

Applications must be submitted via e-mail to sp3pgr@wp.pl on or before the end of June, 2015. Applications should include your call, name, surname (name of the club), e-mail address and the list of your QSOs/HRDs. You may make repeated QSOs (HRDs) with the same station on the next day or in the same day on another band or mode. The award in PDF format is free.

E-mail: sp3pgr@wp.pl

Tks SP9JPA 6/8/15

1 May to 30 June 2015

ITALY                                                   CASTEL DEL MONTE Award:

The annual "Castel Del Monte" Award starts at 00:00 UTC of May 1st to 23:59 UTC June 30th. The Award is available to licensed amateurs and SWLs from all over the world for making QSO/HRD with stations who are members of local section of A.R.I. ANDRIA.

Point values
1. members of ARI Andria = 1 point for any station, who pass reports and serial number of the contact.
2. Contacts with "jolly" (wild card) stations, counts 3 points.
3. All bands are allowed (WARC excluded).
4. Allowed modes are SSB, RTTY (DIGI) and FM. Contacts with the same station are allowed on the same day, but must be made on a different Band/Mode.
Cards are not required but are certainly appreciated! To receive the Award, just send only log extract (by mail or electronic), 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). Allowed PAY-PAL and log sent via e-mail.

1. DX need 5 points
2. EU need 10 points
3. IT need 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 heritage of humanity. Send log extract and fee to AWARD/QSL Manager IK7NXU until the 15th September each year. The mailing address is: 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 K1BV Research 6/25/15

1 - 30 June 2015

POLAND                                                  20 Years Self Governance of PSZOW (SN20MP)

On the occasion of 20 years of self-governance of our city Pszów, from 1 June to 30 June this year work will be marked by special event station SN20MP. On this occasion, everyone will receive a special for the occasion QSL card, and also to obtain a commemorative diploma per the rules below.

1. The organizer of the diploma and diploma sponsor is SP9PKM Amateur Radio Club which located at MOK in Pszów.
2. The aim of the award is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of self-government of the city of Pszów, after disassociating from Wodzislaw Slaski in 1995.
3. Time of activity is from June 1 to June 30, 2015.
4. The diploma program "SN20MP" is available to Polish and foreign individual stations, amateur radio clubs, as well as SWL’s.
5. During the award period, the organizers will provide special event station SN20MP activity stations on the HF and VHF bands using emissions - SSB, CW, FM, DIGI.
6. To receive a commemorative diploma you must make at least two commemorative communications with SN20MP on two different bands, or use two different emissions on one band.
7. Participants who meet the requirements for obtaining the diploma and are interested in receiving it, should apply by e-mail to: sq9gai@wp.pl including an extract from their log confirming the contacts no later than 07/31/2015.
8. Diploma is issued only in electronic form and is FREE for all.

E-mail: sq9gai@wp.pl
Internet: http://sp9pkm.jimdo.com/sn20mp-dyplom/

Tks SP9JPA 6/7/15

June 1 to 30, 2015

HUNGARY                                                  The Danube Day Award

Some words about Danube: The Danube, one of the world's great rivers stretches for 1800 miles from a spring in the Black Forest of southern Germany near Donaueschingen to the Black Sea. It runs east through Regensburg and Passau, Germany, to Linz and Vienna, Austria and on to Bratislava, Slovakia, then continues east to Budapest, Hungary where it abruptly heads south to Mohacs, Hungary. It is then joined by the Drava and again turns in an easterly direction to Belgrade, Serbia where its volume is increased by the Sava River. It then continues east, forming the border between Romania and Bulgaria, eventually creating a massive delta which now includes parts of Russia, Romania and Bulgaria, before emptying into the Black Sea. The delta is a very important bird sanctuary and breeding ground.

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 this event the group of Hungarian ham radio amateurs being residences of the Danube River Bend, Hungary calls for a regularly organized special event activity each year.  The official name of the event is the INTERNATIONAL DANUBE RIVER HAM RADIO ACTIVITY and issues this award.

1. Participation: all licensed hams.
2. Period: 0000 UT June 01, - 2359 UT June 30, each year
3. Frequency: all bands OK.
4. Mode: all modes OK, repeater operation: accepted, VoIP (EchoLink, etc.) operation is also allowed if both sides are on radio (Radio - VoIP System - Radio).
5. Special Event Station: HG7DANUBE
6. Report: all participants will send signal report, operator's name, QTH. Stations alongside the river shall send "nr Danube" or "/Danube" in addition.
7. Points:
     A. Stations living in cities and towns that are alongside the Danube River from all 10 countries = 1 point, 2 points can be claimed for them on DANUBE DAY (June 29, according to UT).
     B. QSO with special event station HG7DANUBE = 5 points all over the activity period except on June 29, according to UT when 10 points can be claimed.
8. A station sending "nr Danube" or "/Danube" counts once for scoring independently from band and mode over the activity period.
Important: A station counts as a Danube River Station if its QTH is a settlement that borders or crosses the Danube or is operating portable on the bank or on an island of Danube or sailing on the river. It is ageneral rule that that everybody can work everybody.

Examples of settlements bordered or crossed by Danube river:

Trophies: The highest score will be awarded with a special CUP.
The top 3 scores will be awarded with a special Danube Day Activity Certification.
Please remember that all valid Danube contacts (made at any time back to 2007) count for DANUBE AWARD that is issued on application after having 100 stations alongside Danube River.

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.
You may also apply via email:to HA7VY [ ha7vyjozsi@gmail.com ]as a text attachment no later than July 30, in the actual year as to activity logs concerned. Your standard log extract (or spreadsheet) will highly be appreciated.

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

Tks SP9JPA 6/7/15

1 - 30 June 2015

AZERBAIJAN                                    ODLAR YURDU Award (1-st European Olympic Games Azerbaijan 4JG1EU)

The first edition of the European Games will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in June 2015.  The Opening Ceremony is planned to take place on Friday June 12th and the closing ceremony on Sunday June 28th 2015.
The"Odlar Yurdu" award is presented to Amateur Radio operators for contacts made with Azerbaijan hams during the first European Olympic Games "Baku-2015". The award is also available to SWLs

Contacts may be made on HF / VHF bands, between June 1-30, 2015.
Modes: CW, Phone, Digital

Requiirements: You must earn a minimum of 15 points during the operating period.

Point Values:
1. For hams located in the Russian Far East (UA0J, K, L, C, D, F, O, U, V, X, Z), each contact = 5 points.
2. Europe, Asia, Africa = 3 points.
3. North and South America, Australia, Oceania, Antarctica = 5 points

You may the same station on multiple bands or work the same station on the same band, but in other modes, for extra points.
Send your log extract showing QSO/SWL date and time, band, mode, RST exchanged via e-mail to Eu-games2015@mail.ru .

Once approved by the Award Committee, the "Odlar Yurdu" award’s electronic version in hi-res PDF will be sent to the applicant’s e-mail address. There is no cost for the electronic award.
You may also obtain the award in a form of plaque (suitable for hanging on the wall). The cost is 10 Euros (or $US11), shipping is free. Payments should be sent via PayPal to red@escape.com . Please indicate your call sign as payment reference. Payments received without callsign information will be returned to sender.

The Russian Community of Azerbaijan will also be awarding special plaques to:
1. The 3 Top Amateurs in the world, who score the highest number of points .
2. The 10 Top Stations of Russia and the former Soviet Republics, who score in the highest number of points.
3. Top Stations per continent, who score in the highest number of points.

The Amateur radio operator from Azerbaijan who makes the most contacts in the month of June will receive a special commemorative plaque.
Award information provided by Boris 4K4K & Mike, 4K8M, submitted by NT2X
QSL via 4K4K.

Email: red@escape.com
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/lookup

Tks QRZ.com/lookup and NT2X and UT7AW 6/1/15


1-30 June 2015

RUSSIA                                    Diploma "Ioann of Kronstadt"

Special Event Station UE25IK will be on the air in honor of the canonization of St. Ioann of Kronstadt who was declared a saint in 1990.

The Diploma "Ioann of Kronstadt" has been established to provide an incentive to amateur radio operators around the world to make contact with amateur operators of UE25IK station.

The Diploma is available for making at least 3 QSOs with UE25IK. The contacts must be made from June 1 to June 30, 2015. The QSOs may be made on any band using any mode. The award is free and available in electronic form upon the check of online log automatically - https://hamlog.ru/awards/r1o/ik/ .


Email: rn1on@yandex.ru
QRZ.com: http://www.qrz.com/lookup (UE25IK)


June 7 to 30, 2015

POLAND                                       "Tytus, Romek and ‘Tomek" HF5TYTUS

The award recognizes the anniversary of the birth of Henry Jerzy Chmielewski, Polish graphic artist, cartoonist and columnist (as a radio amateur SP5LP posted in the Bulletin of the JCC PAC columns), known as Papcio Chmiel, the creator of the comic strip series Fri. "Tytus, Romek and A'Tomek", was born on 7 June 1923.

The following stations are valid for the award:
SQ1KSL - Veronica - HF1ROMEK
SQ1KSM - Slawek - HF1TYTUS
SP3GVX - Brands - HF3TYTUS
SQ3ODX - Staszek - HF3ROMEK
SO5MAX - Maciej - HF5TYTUS
SP3PJW - QTH: Krzesnica - HF0TYTUS -mainly activity associated with A KIDS DAY

- Polish stations - 8 QSOs
- Foreign stations - 4 QSOs
- DX stations - 2 QSOs
- SWL stations - as sender.

Communications on individual bands can be made on each of the modes for award credit: (CW, Phone, Digi, FM).
Logs preferably in Cabrillo format should be sent by 07.15.2015 r. Tra_log@druc.pl address

E-mail: Tra_log@druc.pl

Tks QRZ.com (HF5TYTUS) 6/1/15

15 June to 15 July 2015

SPAIN                                                10TH ANNIVERSARY European Radio Amateurs' Organization (EURAO)

The award marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of EURAO (European Radio Amateurs' Organization). Spanish Telecommunications has authorized all Spaniards to use special call sign prefixes to recognize the event. The clubs of: Mike Victor Dx Group and Delta Radio Club Association Alcarreńo, have created this diploma to recognize this event.

SCOPE: all licensed radio amateurs (and SWLs) may participate.
DATES: From 00:00 (UTC) on the day June 15, 2015, until 21:59 hours (UTC) of the day July 15, 2015.
BANDS: Any band allocated to radio amateurs, within the segments recommended by the IARU.
MODE: All modes OK.

DIPLOMA: There are two categories of the award depending on the contacts made:
1. SILVER category - contact at least 3 of the 5 participating stations
2. GOLD category = contact all the five participating stations .

Participating stations are AM310HKY, AM310HLM, AM310RKM, AM410DCU and AM410RKA.
The certificate shall be issued as a pdf document which you may receive by claiming it on the website: http://10eurao.mikedeltavictor.com .
SWLs should submit the list of stations heard providing the basic data of Day, Time UTC, frequency, mode and call sign of the contacted station.

Tks QRZ.com 6/16/16

20 June to 20 July 2015

RUSSIA                                      Donetsk - 60 Diploma (UE60D)

This year, the residents of the city of Donetsk in the Rostov region mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the city. In 1955, a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR classified the city Gundorovka Kamensky of the Kamensky District area to be classified with the status as the City of Donetsk.  In honor of this event the radio amateurs of the Radio Club "Revival" have established this diploma - "Donetsk (Russia) - 60", and during the period 20 June to 20 July 2015 will operate a club station with special call UE60D.

The earn the award, during the period noted above, make at least 4 QSOs with station UE60D on the 40, 30, 20, 15 meters using CW or SSB.
Repeat contacts on the same band are counted only if modes used are different for both. (CW or SSB). QSOs will be confirmed only after eQSL. Cc
The Diploma "Donetsk (Russia) - 60" will be sent free of charge by e-mail attachment.

Send a log extract with contact information using formats of doc, xls, txt. Apply to: award manager UA6LSS address: rk6lwl@mail.ru . The deadline for applications is 20 August.2015,

Internet: QRZ.ru.......................

E-mail: rk6lwl@mail.ru

Tks QRZ.ru 6/19/15

June 30 to July 5, 2015

SPAIN                                                            DIPLOMA SAN FERMIN 2015     (Running of the Bulls at Pamplona)

Sponsored by the AMATEUR RADIO UNION OF PAMPLONA on the occasion of the celebration of the universally known Fiestas de San Fermin, the Pamplona Amateur Radio Union (URP) is organizing the Diploma "San Fermin" and invites all amateurs to participate in the 2015 version with the following rules:

1. SCOPE: open to all amateurs, possessing the appropriate official license.
2. DATES: from 08:00 h. UTC on June 30 to 21:00 h. UTC on July 5, 2015.
3. BANDS: 20, 40 and 80 m, within recommended by the IARU segments.
4. MODE: only SSB.
5. CALL: Contact stations calling "CQ Diploma San Fermin 2015".
6. LICENSORS: Special season EG2DSF, URP partners and other stations Navarra request to manager Diploma, and its formal commitment to send your contact list to manager Diploma in Cabrillo or Excel format, including the letters of the alphabet granted to each correspondent.
7. OBJECTIVE: Each participating station is assigned one letter of the alphabet per band and day chosen by the applicant.

8. List of characters to obtain: D - I - P - L - O - M - A - S - A - N - F - E - R - M - I - N - 2-0 - 1-5             (Repeated letters A, I, M and N be delivered once each).

9. The special event call station EG2DSF granted exclusive of the numbers 2, 0, 1 and 5.
10. A total of 16 characters are needed to complete the requirements.
11. QSL: No QSL cards are needed to confirm the contacts.

11. DIPLOMA: All participants who complete the phrase Diploma San Fermin 2015, may choose between one of two formats:
     A. Diploma in electronic PDF format A4, which is send email for free, or  
     B. Diploma mailed printed. In this case the applicants have to send fee of 3€. or stamps mailing expenses management and postage.
12. LISTS: lists can be made with the program Expedition WinURECon in HF category. The program supports fielding RS 59 more received a letter or number received accordingly.
You may also use an EXCE document. The list shall contain call sign of contacted station, date, time, band and RS. You can also download a form from EXCEL at the following link: http://ea2bd.ure.es/archives/Log_SAN_FERMIN_2014.xls

You can send this listing Cabrillo or exported in Excel format. In case of a paper list, the data will be tabulated, it must be clearly legible and is also imperative to put on each contact's letter of the alphabet obtained. They must also send the following data of applicant: callsign, name, full address and email. Any list that does not reflect the aforementioned data loses the right to diploma. The lists must be submitted duly completed, either by email to the address diplomasurp@gmail.com, or by post to the address URP in: Apdo. De Correos 327, 31080 Pamplona, Spain.

13. All applications must be submitted no later than September 15, 2015.
14. The list of stations earning the diploma will be published on the website: http://seccion.pamplona.ure.es/

E-mail: diplomasurp@gmail.com
Internet: http://seccion.pamplona.ure.es/sanfermin.html

Tks PA3CUZ 3/8/15


20-21 June 2015
27-28 June 2015

England                                                            International Museums Weekend

On the 3rd and 4th weekends of June 2015, amateur station will be operating from a over 325 museums from all over the world, though primarily in Europe. Contacts with at least 5 museums will qualify you to earn a no charge digital award in PDF format.
The awards will be for 5 or 20 IMW registered stations worked and one for SWLs for 10 registered stations heard. To claim the awards send a log extract with :- your Email Address, Name and Call-Sign.

 The log extract should also include:
- registration number from the IMW website list
- call of the museum station worked
- date
- time in UTC
- Band
- Mode
- and in case of SWLs: callsign of the station worked by the museum station

Please include all IMW stations contacted as the Awards states how many you worked in total not just the 5 or 20 or 10. 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 to: de3ear@darc.de

E-mail: de3ear@darc.de
Internet: http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/Awards.htm

Tks PA3CUZ 3/1/15

1 - 10 July 2015

RUSSIA                                            Konjac 2015 Diploma

Popov cities Karpinsk Krasnoturyinsk and in honor of the 20th anniversary of the International Mountain Marathon Konzhak 2015.
To obtain the award requires that you earn at least 20 points for contacts between 1 and 10 July 2015.

Point values:
l. Contact with radio stations that are working with local marathons or radio station RA8CB, are worth 10 points.
2. For radio stations located in Karpinsk and Krasnoturyinsk = 5 points for each QSO.
3. QSOs OK on all bands.
4. Repeated QSOs with same stations are allowed if made on different bands and modes.

The award fee for a paper certificate costs 50 rubles. The electronic certificate is free. Application and payment are sent to the address: 624930, the Karpinsk, Sverdlovsk region. / I 1. Anatoly Startsev. The electronic version of the diploma stating address: ua9ck@mail.ru

E-mail: ua9ck@mail.ru
Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2959.html

Tks QRZ.ru 6/19/15

11 - 12 July 2015

GERMANY                                                   Head Quarters Award 2015

Sponsored by the Brave Radio Friends group for working a minimum of 10 different head quarters stations during the 2015 IARU HF World Championship on July 11 and 12.  Each headquarters station only counts once, irrespective of band or mode. The number of stations worked will be entered on the award. The award is a available only as a downloadable pdf and there is no award fee. Deadline of the application: August 31.

Application by sending a log extract, showing each HQ station only one time via e-mail to de3ear@darc.de .

Tks DE3EAR 7/10/15

11-12 July 2015


Sponsored by the USKA, the Swiss national amateur association for making contacts with their headquarters station on specified numbers of amateur bands during the period of the contest.

Up to 12 bands will be activated during the IARU HF HB9HQ World Championship.
The award is issued in four classes,
including 3, 6, 9 or 12 QSO on different bands and modes are needed.
The award is presented electronically as a PDF document at no cost. Applications with log extracts should be sent to : traffic@uska.ch email .
The award is also available as a pre-printed document, printed on normal 80 grams paper in full color with a size of 210 x 297 mm (A4 format). See below for details.

HB9HQ award classes
Class Extra
12 QSO with HB9HQ (all bands 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 & 10m - depending on SSB and CW)
Class I
QSO with 9 HB9HQ (various bands / modes)
Class II
6 QSO with HB9HQ (various bands / modes)
Class III
3 QSO with HB9HQ (various bands / modes)

Applying for the pre-printed Award:
Applications may be made by traditional post no later than 31 July 2015 with log extract and your envelope stamped with Fr.1.80 A4 envelope to the following address: USKA Traffic Manager, HB9HQ Award, Hans-Peter Strub, HB9DRS, Bündnerstrasse 65, CH-4055 Basel, Switzerland.

Internet: http://uska.ch/amateurfunkpraxis/hb9hq0/hb9hq-award/ (PDF in German)

Tks DH5MM 7/8/15

July 11-12, 2015

CYPRUS                                           The C4HQ Award

This award is offered to all stations who contact the special contest call sign C4HQ during the 2015 IARU HF World Championship Contest scheduled for 11-12 July, 2015.

There are 3 levels to the award depending on number of QSOs you make with C4HQ:
(There are 2 band mode slots available for each HF band; for example if you make contact with C4HQ on 20CW and 20SSB, this will be worth 2 band slots towards the award.)
1.      Vraka Award - contacts with C4HQ on 6 band/mode slots
2.      Aphrodite Award - contacts with C4HQ on 9 band/mode slots
3.      Agrino Award - contacts with C4HQ on 12 band/mode slots.

Awards can be claimed for free by eligible stations who provide by post or email sent to awardsmanager@cyhams.org a file listing the claimed C4HQ contacts. In the subject line of your email please mention "C4HQ Award" followed by your call sign.

E-mail: awardsmanager@cyhams.org
Internet: http://www.cyhams.org/index.php/en/c4hq-awards

Tks K1BV Research 6/20/15

11 - 12 July 2015

ENGLAND                                                      Award Certificates for working GR2HQ

Individual stations that contact GR2HQ on up to 12 band/mode slots will 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. Also, 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 may choose when the 30 minute period begins and ends, within the 24 hours - an interesting challenge !

Note - inter-U.K. propagation conditions may make it difficult at times for GR2HQ stations to hear U.K. callers - please persevere when calling. The GR2HQ station will also be able to tell you the working frequencies of the GR2HQ stations on the other bands and modes - just ask.

The GR2HQ Awards are free, but your application must be made by e-mail, not by traditional mail post.
E-mailed Award Certificate applications must your show your call sign in the subject line and the GR2HQ contacts should be sent as an attachment in Cabrillo format. Applications should be Submitted by e-mail no later than 31 July 2015. 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 -

Internet: https://www.qrz.com/db/GR2HQ 

Tks DH5MM 7/8/15

July 11, 2015

USA                                                            Centennial of the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light

This Saturday, July 11th, the Ashland, WI, Historical Society, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and the City of Ashland are sponsoring a Centennial Celebration of the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, ARLHS #USA-019. The event will also celebrate the transfer of ownership of the light from the Coast Guard to the National Park Service. The Ashland Light is the 9th light station in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

KD9FM and N9XIM will be operating a centennial special event station using the call sign W9L. The operation will be on both 40 and 20 meters, as near to 7.270 and 14.270 as possible, throughout the day. Set up around 1330Z and on the air begins shortly after that. Further information about the event is posted on my home page on QRZ.com

I am offering a QSL card for an SASE, or a certificate which includes 11 photos of the Ashland Light, past and present, and a photo of the original light keepers house which is now under private ownership. For the certificate, send $2. We will provide the envelope and postage. Send your request for the card or certificate to home address of N9XIM on QRZ.com

Tks QRZ.com 6/8/15

10 - 31 July 2015

LITHUANIA                                        100th Anniversary of the S. Darius and S. Girenas Airfield (LY100DGA)

The S. Darius and S. Girenas airfield was founded in 1915 and is one of the oldest functioning airfields in Europe and the oldest in Lithuania. This place has a rich history associated with most of Europe countries and United States of America.
In 2015 S. Darius and S. Girenas airfield will be celebrating it’s 100th anniversary and will also host an international air show.
Several Lithuanian stations using the special event call sign LY100DGA will be on the air from 10 till 30 of July.

A special award will be available to mark the 100th anniversary. The rules are as follows:
1. Make QSOs/SWLs with LY100DGA from 10 till 31 of July 2015.
2. To obtain the award EU stations/SWL must make 3 QSOs and DX stations 2 QSOs.
3. QSO on different bands, modes with same station count for the award.
4. The award is in provided in the form of an electronic format image, free of charge.
5. Deadline to apply is 31 of December 2015.
6. Send e-mail with QSO/SWL data to: ly1cm@takas.lt

Email: ly1cm@takas.lt
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/lookup 

Tks QRZ.com 6/8/15

1 June to 31 July 2015

ROMANIA                              Cluj-Napoca European European Youth Capital for 2015

The Special event callsign YP0Y will be used to celebrate the Cluj-Napoca European Youth Capital in 2015. The event will be conducted between June 1 and July 31, 2015.

All bands and modes OK. QSL: LoTW, eQSL and paper QSL - direct only via YO5EI

For YP0Y QSO's made between 1 June to 31 July 2015, YP0Y Team will release 6 different free electronic diplomas as following:
B1 - 5 QSO's are needed in 5 different bands, regardless of mode.
B2 - 4 QSO's are needed in 4 different bands, regardless of mode.
B3 - 3 QSO's are needed in 3 different bands, regardless of mode.
M1 - 5 QSO's are needed in 5 different modes, regardless of band worked.
M2 - 4 QSO's are needed in 4 different modes, regardless of band worked.
M3 - 3 QSO's are needed in 3 different modes, regardless of band worked.

Tks: http://www.qrz.com/lookup (Yp0y) 6/1/15

1 June to 31 July 2015

LITHUANIA                                           10th Anniversary of the Lithuanian Hill Forts Program

A hill fort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. They are typically European and of the Bronze and Iron Ages. Some were used in the post-Roman period. The fortification usually follows the contours of a hill, consisting of one or more lines of earthworks, with stockades or defensive walls, and external ditches. Hill forts were in use in many Celtic areas of central and western Europe until the Roman conquest. Tks WIKIPEDIA

Hillforts are the best known and the most beautiful archaeological monuments in Lithuania. They are the remnants of primitive forts Their total number approaches one thousand. Lithuania has more hillforts, to which this atlas is devoted, than our neighbouring countries. An authoritative reference with locations and images is found at: http://www.piliakalniai.lt/index_en.phpThis year Lithuania celebrates 10-th anniversary of Lithuanian Hill-Forts award’s program. During the months of June-July, 2015, activity from Lithuanian hill-forts is planned under the special call LY10LHFA, also under amateur stations using their regular call-signs.

In order to obtain this award it is necessary to establish two-way contacts with stations operating at 10 different Lithuanian hill-forts. All QSOs between June 1 and July 30, 2015 are valid in any amateur bands, any mode (CW, SSB, FM or DIGI).
E-mail applications should be sent to: vdurk.award@gmail.com until August 30, 2015.
The award will be issued and sent in .JPG or .PDF format upon request.

Look for announcements of planned activities at: http://www.qrz.lt/lhfa/index.php/en/

The LY10LHFA QSL manager and LHFA program manager – LY2KM

Internet: http://www.qrz.lt/lhfa/index.php/en/

Tks QRZ.com 6/1/15

? February to 31 July 2015

LATVIA                                                               390th Anniversary of town of Liepaja

The of Liepaja will celebrate its 390th anniversary of founding in 2015. The six resident ham stations of the town will be active with special event prefixes (YL390) marking this anniversary and will be on the air from February until the end of July 2015.

Special Event Call Signs / Operator:
YL390GQG .... YL2GQG
YL390UI ........YL2UI
YL390IV ........YL2IV
YL390QS .......YL2QS
YL390BF .......YLBF
YL390GAZ .....YL3GAZ

An electronic award will be available for contacting any 3 of the stations listed above. If you want to apply for the diploma, send an e-mail with all QSO information making sure that your complete name and e-mail address is included. Send the e-mail to award@lrg.lv . The award will begin to be delivered by 1 May 2015.

They prefer electronic QSL card confirmations by LOTW and e-qsl.cc. However, if you desire a paper QSL card send your via QSL bureau, but only QSLL with $US3 for printing and postage via the home call of the stations contacted as shown above. .

E-mail: award@lrg.lv
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/YL390GQG

Tks K1BV Research 2/27/15

May 6 - August 9, 2015

USA                                             GRAND PRIX Award 2015

1. The Grand Prix of Indianapolis - May 6-9
2. Indianapolis 500 - May 18-24
3. Brickyard 400 - July 20-26
4. Red Bull Indianapolis Moto GP August 9th

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.

QSL INFO: We send the cards out as soon as possible after each event, but it is a huge task. They have to be designed, approved, printed, and shipped to us first. Then, we need to fill them in. With over 18,000 QSOs a year, that's a lot of cards. We finish all the QSL cards before we start making out the certificates. Typically we start mailing out certificates in mid November. With your donations we will again have a unique full-color two-sided card for each of the four races.

A high-quality photo certificate will be available for working the following three races in the same year:
a/ Either The Indianapolis 500 or The Grand Prix of Indianapolis
b/ The Brickyard 400
c/ The Red Bull Indianapolis GP

The cost for printing the certificates and the cards comes from your donations and out of our own pockets. We are NOT supported by the Speedway. For direct QSL requests, we must insist on an SASE with your QSL card containing the date, time, band, mode, and report of the QSO. NO SASE, NO W9IMS CARD - NO EXCEPTION.

To apply for a certificate, please send $5 and the QSO data for all three events that you worked!
The $5 covers:
a. Custom printed certificate
b. Cardboard stiffener
c. Cards for each of the three races
d. Envelope for all of the above
e. Postage

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

1. NON-USA STATIONS- QSL direct or via the bureau. For a certificate, please follow the directions below for USA STATIONS FOR CERTIFICATE.

2. USA STATIONS (FOR QSL CARDS)- Send your QSL card with date, time, frequency, and report along with a SASE (#9 or #10 Business Envelope -- our QSL cards are 3.5" x 5.5"). If you are going to try for the certificate, please wait and follow the certificate directions below.

3. USA STATIONS (FOR CERTIFICATE)- You must work ALL three races in the same year:
Either the Indianapolis 500 or The Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May
The Brickyard 400 in July
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. Please email W9IMS if you have any questions.

QRZ site W9IMS Internet: http://www.w9ims.org/

Tks PA3CUZ 6/6/15

June 1 to July 31, 2015

ROMANIA                                Cluj Napoca 2015 European Youth Capital YP0Y

To celebrate the Cluj-Napoca European Youth Capital during 2015 we will be using the special call sign YP0Y between June 1 and July 31, 2015.
Make contacts with the special event station YP0Y during the period June 1 to July 31 2015.
All Bands and modes are OK. QSL: LoTW, eQSL and paper QSL direcy only ( send SASE to YO5EI )

Six different and free electronic awards will be available for contacting different numbers of the special station :
B1 - 5 QSOs are needed in 5 different bands, regardless of mode.
B2 - 4 QSOs are needed in 4 different bands, regardless of mode.
B3 - 3 QSOs are needed in 3 different bands, regardless of mode.
M1 - 5 QSOs are needed in 5 different modes, regardless of band.
M2 - 4 QSOs are needed in 4 different modes, regardless of band.
M3 - 3 QSOs are needed in 3 different modes, regardless of band.


E-mail: yo5ei@yahoo.ro
See more about European Youth Capital at:



Tks Victoria UT7AW 6/10/15

1 - 31 July 2015

GERMANY                          "Sea of Peace" (SOP) - Pennon

The Sea Of Peace Pennon has ben issued for over 40 years. Every year in July, the radio amateurs of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern district offer special activities supporting the application of the SOP. It is awarded for contacts with different countries/areas bordering the Baltic Sea and Norway each year from 1st to 31st of July. Starting in 1992, the club award SOP sticker (asmall pennant) will be awarded to every one for yearly continuing accomplishment of the SOP comperition.

1. On HF, European applicants have to make contacts with 15 and all non- Europeans for 10 points. One German station is compulsory.|
2. On frequencies above 30 MHz exclusively applicants need only earn 5 points. The DL contact is not compulsory.

Point Values:
1. A single QSO with Mecklenburg-Vorpommern district (DOK: V.., Z87, Z89, MVP, SOP..) = 3 points or 3 different DL stations stations of DL = 3 points (DL max. 3 points).
2. The following 25 countries/areas count 1 point each for the SOP: ES LA LY OH1 OH2 OH5 OH6 OH8 OH9 OHŘ OJŘ OZ R1/MVI RA1 RA2F SM1 SM2 SM3 SM5 SM6 SM7 SMŘ SP1 SP2 YL.

SWLs may also obtain the SOP. No QSLs needed, just send your log only.
For stations earning the SOP in 5 years of SOP Activity, we award a special sticker which free of charge.
Send your application to our SOP-Manager till the 31 August every year:  Georg Tretow, DL4SVA, P.O.Box 1114, D-23931 Grevesmühlen,

The fees: SOP sticker 4 EUR or 6 US$.
Fees for SOP pennon vary by the shipping-costs
DL - 10 EUR or 15 US$
EU - 12 EUR or 17 US$
DX - 15 EUR or 20 US$

All necessary information of transferring the fee you receive after successful application position.prefer your online application.

E-mail: DL4SVA@darc.de
Internet: http://www.amateurfunk-mvp.de/inhalte/sopdiple.htm

Tks K1BV Research 6/19/15

July 13 - 27, 2015

USA                                       Wireless Society of Southern Maine 5th Anniversary Special Event ( W1V )

The Wireless Society of Southern Maine is celebrating our 5th Anniversary with special event operations using the call sign W1V, between July 13-27th!

During the two weeks period, club members will activate the call sign and a special certificate is offered in 3 levels as follows:
1. GOLD for QSOs on 10 or more different band slots
2. SILVER for QSOs on 5-9 different band slots
3. BRONZE for QSOs on 1-4 different band slots

Include your QSL card with QSO details and fee of $US5 with your certificate request. For QSL cards, please include a SASE for domestic or return postage in any currency for international air mail. Apply to: Wireless Society of Southern Maine, P.O. Box 6833, Scarborough, ME 04074, USA.

Email: ws1sm@yahoo.com

Internet: https://www.qrz.com/lookup  (W1V)

24-26 July 2015

RUSSIA                                                        Award "W-15CWC" ("H-15CWC")

The award is offered by the RUSSIAN CW CLUB in honour of annual radioamateur rallies of the club taking place in different areas of the Russian Federation. The main rally of the club RCWC in 2015 will take place in Anapa region, Krasnodar land, near the village of Buzhor from the 24th till 26th of July 2015 ( For Russian District Award fans, this is RDA: KR-12). Being a CW enthusiast club, all QSOs for the award will be made using only CW on HF bands of 10 through 80 meters.

Requirements: In order to earn the award, all radio amateurs of the world from the 24th(00:00 UTC) till the26th(23:59) of July 2015 are to make CW contacts with special event station R15CWC working from the rally:
1. the award of the first degree - on five different bands;
2. the award of the second degree - on four different bands;
3. the award of the third degree - on three different bands.

Contacts in the "IOTA contest" with R15CWC are OK for if they show in the ADIF score for R15CWC activators when they send their result into the club log.

Contacts with R15CWC are valid on different bands and will be included into the tournament table of the activity days and for award of the activity days of WA-R15CWC (HA-R15CWC) The club log deletes dupe contacts leaving the first contact.

The award of the first degree under the number 001 is issued to all activators of the R15CWC call and all radioamateurs and SWL, to members of the club and guests as well, working CW, for active participation at the RCWC rally.. The award for SWL is issued on the same conditions. Awards are free of charge and are issued only in electronic format. Manager of the award: Stepanov Sergei (RM4C) E-Mail: rm4c@mail.ru

Applications for the award applications are accepted by award manager on or after the 27th of July till the 26th of August 2015. They will be checked for accuracy by the R15CWC LOG on the site of RCWC.RU. The contacts being used for the award should be listed in text message format and data about yourself, and the text file should be sent to E-Mail rm4c@mail.ru .

The title of the file should consist of the name of the award and your call (for example: R15CWC_r3fg).

Data about yourself should include:
a. your callsign;
b. surname and name(in Russian and English)
c. your E-Mail address:
d. - if you do not use log (or if you are a SWL), you may send your application with the extract from your log and data about yourself to above in written format by E-Mail.

E-mail: rm4c@mail.ru
Internet: http://rcwc.net/dip/1722-award-w-15cwc-h-15cwc.html

Tks K1BV Research 7/24/15

June 11 to September 16, 2015

RUSSIA                                 Russian Yeti Expedition - 2015 (UE44Y)

An International year-round research effort sponsored by cinema-radio filming and lab work is planned for the period June 11 to September 2015. The goal of the Russian Yeti Expedition is finding the legendary "Bigfoot". One of the ways the group is raising promoting publicity for this very unusual endeavour is to establish an Amateur radio National diploma program called the Russian Yeti Expedition Award.  The Russian Yeti Expedition: UE44Y will be active from various locations of Mountain Shoria, Tashtagol district, Kemerovo region until 16 September 2015 using various HF & VHF bands of different types of communication.

Contact / SWL the expedition special event station UE44Y and receive a printed QSL-card, which will be distributed only upon request by e-mail in a gift set:
1. Special QSL-card of the expedition.
2. Special envelope honoring the expedition.
3. Special postal cancellation of the expedition sent from the homeland of the Russian Yeti.

For QSOs/SWL with the expedition special event station UE44Y. At the headquarters of the Russian Yeti Expedition, to receive specially designed 3 diplomas classes and original ethnic Plaque.
Requirements: To earn the paper diplomas honoring the Russian Yeti Expedition Award will offer 3 different classes plus a plaque accompanied by a small sample of the natural mountain herbarium-coniferous taiga, you should make QSOs with UE44Y as follows:
     3rd class (with a branch of the Siberian spruce): = 2 QSOs.
     2nd class (with a branch of the Siberian fir):= 3 QSO.
     1st class (with a branch of the Siberian cedar): = 4 QSOs.
     To earn a unique birch awards Russian Yeti Expedition Trophy, made by Shor master of crafts, you need to make 5 QSOs.

Repeated QSO/SWL with the special radio UE44Y count on various HF & VHF bands and different modulation types from 8 June to 16 September 2015.
Contact the Headquarters (HQ) Russian Yeti Expedition, P. O. Box 1, Tashtagol, Kemerovskaya oblast, 652990, Russia.

Fees Schedule:s ( These are the fees for different aspects of this expedition.  I suppose that they will help to fund the enterprise.  It is always your decision whether you decide to pay or not. )

Special QSL
with a special envelope and stamp expedition = 5 USD
2.      Special AWARD with a special stamp expedition = 10 USD (each paper class)
3.      Special ETHNO PLAQUE with a special stamp expedition = 44 USD
= 15 USD
Special DVD-Video FILM (21 min.) = 20 USD

E-mail: yetiexpedition@mail.ru
Internet: http://www.yetiexpedition.ru

Tks QRZ.com 6/28/15

1 - 31 August 2015

RUSSIA                                Republic of Tatarstan 25th Anniversary

During 2015, the Republic of Tatarstan celebrates its 25th anniversary, in whose honor the PO RT CPP has established a special diploma "Tatarstan - 25 years."
During the anniversary celebration (August 2015) there will be activity from a special event anniversary call sign in the form of RT25xx (the prefix shown as "xx" will vary.
From July 24 to August 9, special station R16FIN will be active.

Point Values:
R16FIN = 5 points towards the jubilee diploma,
QSO with other Tatarstan stations = 1 point.

Point requirements:
a. To obtain the award, you need to earn at least 25 points.
b. Repeated QSOs are permitted on different bands or different modes for award credit..
c. Jubilee stations with RT prefix must make at least 1000 QSOs.
d. Individual operators at commemorative stations with RT prefix need to make at least 300 QSO, and for their operators under the age of 19 years - at least 150 QSO.

The diploma is issued free of charge, in electronic form during the period from 1 to 31 August..
Application for a diploma requires log extract and your proper call sign, name and e-mail address. Apply no later than 15 September 2015.

E-mail r4pb@ro.ru
Internet: http://r4p.srr.ru/doki/4p-dipl.pdf

Tks SP9JPA blog 8/18/15

Aug 1 to Aug 31, 2015

ROMANIA                                               Cycling Tour of Szeklerland 2015

Romanian special event station YQ0BIKE will be active during the entire month of August 2015 to help publicize the Turul Ciclist al Tinutului Secuiesc - Székelyföld Kerékpáros Körversenye. All bands and modes.

Requirements: Stations who work the YQ0BIKE call sign during 2015 on 3 different bands, or 2 different modes may request special award. There’s also a "combined award" for worked all 4 special callsigns in 2015: YR6MUSEUM , YQ0BIKE , YP1000LEANY , YR6WFF.

The cost of award is $US4 USD if you wish a printed paper certificate. There is NO FEE if you accept receiving a digital image via e-mail.  

If you apply for a digital award, go to the QRZ.com page: https://www.qrz.com/YQ0BIKE and at the bottom of the page is a place to enter your call sign for the award.

Internet: https://www.qrz.com/lookup YQ0BIKE
Info about the bike race at: https://www.facebook.com/CyclingTourOfSzeklerland 

Tks QRZ.com 8/2/15

Aug 1 to Aug 31, 2015

POLAND                                                            MMK Diploma

This award commemorates the life and work of Father Maximilian Kolbe.

Maximilian Maria Kolbe, O.F.M. 8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941) was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He was active in promoting the veneration of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, founding and supervising the monastery of Niepokalanów near Warsaw, operating a radio station, and founding or running several other organizations and publications.

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, the pro-life movement and amateur radio. John Paul II declared him "The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century".

He was also a Polish amateur radio operator holding the call sign SP3RN.

The award is offered by the Polish Amateur Radio Union initiative of SP7PZS Zdunska Wola Amateur Radio Club and Amateur Radio Society pabianicki SP7PTK. It is expected that the award will be delivered on or about January 2016.

Requirements: Earn at least 20 points.

Point Values:
1. One point for communication with the stations located in : Zdunska Wola, Pabianice, Niepokalanów SSB (individual and club).
2. Two points for communication with the station for QTH: Zdunska Wola, Pabianice, Niepokalanów CW or digital (individual and club).
3. Five points for communication with the special event stations 3ZŘMK or HFŘMK,
4. Ten points for communication with the special event stations 3ZŘMK / ... HFŘMK /

Confirmation of communications or SWL QSL cards are in paper or electronic form. (LoTW and eQSL). In the case of confirmation of communication with the club station on the QSL card should find a note with the name of the operator.

Paper QSL cards will be sent to stations at the request of the operator. Paper cards sent bt direct mail will be delivered in envelopes SASE (envelope with the return address and postage stamp or coupon IRC). Sending a SASE envelope is tantamount to a paper by sending requests for direct QSL card.

Deadlines and shipping cards and diplomas:
Up to 30 Sept .2015 via e-mail 3z0mk.sp7pzs@gmail.com ,
Up to 31 Oct. 2015 via mail - paper filing, send to the club address: Zdunska Wola SP7PZS Amateur Radio Club, ul. Ceramic 10, 98-220 Zdunska Wola, Poland.
On or after January 2016 cards and diplomas will be mailed.

Fees for issuing diploma:
a. Polish stations, members of the PAC 15,00 zl.
b.. Polish stations affiliated to the ECV 20,00 zl.
c.  Foreign stations 10,00 €.

The fee includes the cost of delivery of the diploma by mail.

The fee must be made to: Lodz Regional Office PAC, AFTER. Box 442, 90-950 Lodz 1, POLAND.

EN 45 2030 0045 1110 0000 0409 7060

Certificate shall be issued on the basis of the report containing the log extract in Cabrillo format for communications or SWL conducted at the following address: e-mail: 3z0mk.sp7pzs@gmail.com . Along with the application should be sent to scan the diploma fee payment confirmation.

Award Manager of the Richard SP7JYU e-mail address sp7jyu@gmail.com . Award Manager may require any cards used in your application at their discretion.

E-mail: 3z0mk.sp7pzs@gmail.com
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/lookup  for 3Z0MK

Tks QRZ.com 8/2/15

1-30 August 2015

CHILE                                   CHILEAN MINING Award

This year 2015, the month of August marks the 44th anniversary of the Chilean Mining and One Group of Chilean Radio Amateurs. They are offering the following special award available to all licensed radio amateur or SWL worldwide. Contact as many as possible of special event stations using the "XR" prefix with a suffix of "MIN". Valid contacts will be possible in any mode or band between 80 meters and 6 meters.

Awards and Plaques:
1. World Winner: Original Copper Plaque, Donored by Chuquicamata Mine + World Winner Award
2. Band Winners (10 Awards one for each of these bands: 6-10-12-15-17-18-20-30-40-80.
3. Mode Winners (4 Awards(SSB-CW-RTTY-PSK)

For amateurs around the world cust contact as many other Special XR calls as possible, Each contact with one of these stations = 10 points, Look for the following;   XR1MIN XR2MIN XR3MIN XR4MIN XR5MIN XR6MIN XR7MIN XR8MIN, 
Official Station XR44MIN = 50 points on each Band

Operators are from the CE DX Group , CE3WW Contest Team, or 3G1H Antofagasta Dx Contest Group. Also Radio Club Members from: CE1CA Radio Club Cavancha de Iquique, CE1RCH Radio Club Chuquicamata. QSL INFO: XQ4CW Danilo Lara, Andacollo 122, Curicó – Chile.

To apply, send log extract with all bands/modes QSOs made to: dan.xq4cw@gmail.com
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/lookup  for XR6MIN 

Tks QRZ.com 8/2/15

9 August to 3 September 2015

Russia                                           Award Manchurian August

In August 1945, Russia forces, having joined with Allied forces in Germany turned its army to Asia and moved against the forces of the Empire of Japan.  This diploma has been established by the radio Amateurs of Primorsky Krai in the memory of the Soviet soldiers who died in August 1945 during the liberation of South Sakhalin, China, and Korea, and in connection with the 70th anniversary of the end of World war II.

During the period from 9 August to 3 September 2015 make contact by Telegraph (CW), phone (SSB) and digital (DIGI) contact with Amateur radio stations of the following regions of Russia:
Zabaikal krai (0U); 
1. The Amur region (0J);
2. Primorsky Krai (0L);
3. Khabarovsk Krai (0C);
4, Sakhalin island (0F); 
5, Jewish Autonomous Oblast (0D);

And the countries of:
1. People's Republic of China;
2. Mongolia;
3. Korea.

Amateurs who are veterans of the 2nd World War, require only1 QSO with an Amateur radio station from the above list. Types of communication: CW, SSB, DIGI, MIX. Points required: make contacts with stations in the above areas using any method of communication to score a total of 70 points. Every QSO/SWL = one point.  Repeated QSO/SWL towards earning the diploma with other other types of communication and other bands are not counted for the award.
Multipliers are the areas of the Far East of Russia (call area and suffix of callsigns of 0U, 0J, 0L, 0C, 0F, 0D), and countries: 
- Mongolia;
- People's Republic of China; 
- Korea. 
The total amount of points: points for QSO/SWL are multiplied by the number of Multipliers 
The award is available for free in electronic format. Send an e-mail with a log extract of the stations you have contacted to Award manager: Roman Nazarov, RU0LR, E-Mail: RU0LR@MAIL.RU . Applications for the award will be accepted until October 3, 2015.

Tks RU0LR 8/28/15

14 - 30 August 2015

POLAND "Enigma" Award     (PZK)

The event is organized by the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and the direct patronage of the event is held by Bydgoszcz local branch of PZK. This event’s goal honors Marian Rejewski, whose successes in cracking Enigma cipher changed course of events during World War II.

The award period is from August 14th to August 30th 2015. The end date is subject to change. Information about possible change of the end date will show up at appropriate time on the event website.

We invite the participation in the event from all ham radio operators and SWLs from all over the world.


Look for the following special calls will participate in this event:

These special event stations will be active on all bands from 80 m to 10 m, including WARC bands.
Special stations will use following modes: CW, Phone and DIGI (all digital modes will count as one)

For QSOs with SN0CIPHER station, you will receive a cryptogram, which you must decode. This station will give a new cryptogram for each QSO on new band or new mode. Cryptograms will automatically show up on the website of event.

For QSOs with SN1ENIGMA, SN2ENIGMA and SN3ENIGMA stations, you will receive the decryption data necessary to decode the cryptogram. In order to decode one cryptogram it is necessary to make a QSO with all three stations using the ENIGMA suffix. In order to receive more decryption data, a QSO can be repeated on a different band or different mode, i.e. operator that has already a QSO on 20m CW with SN1ENIGMA station, can repeat it only on different band or different mode.

The special station SN0LEAK will be active for only 3 days during the event without providing exact times. The station will call CQ as long as it will not be added to DX Cluster. At the moment of showing up on a DX Cluster, the station will announce QRT for 30 minutes after which it will start calling CQ again on a different band or different mode. For QSO with the SN0LEAK station operator receives all necessary data to decode the first not fully decoded cryptogram. Only one cryptogram can be decoded this way. Repeated QSOs will not count for the award.

The same rules apply to SWLs. In order for SWL report to be accepted, the calls of both correspondents must agree with the log of special station and the time of QSO cannot differ by more than 3 minutes.

All information on the web site will show up after the uploading of special stations logs. Logs will be uploaded at least once a day after all stations finish their work. SWLs must upload their logs in Cabrillo format using the website of the event. Logs must be fully consistent with Cabrillo format. Logs can be uploaded up to one week after the event is finished. After that point uploading of logs will not be possible anymore.

Using decryption data and the website of the event operators must decode all received cryptograms. The operator who receives and correctly decodes at least 3 cryptograms will be rewarded with a diploma, which can be downloaded from the event web site, containing call sign and the name of operator as well as number of decoded cryptograms. The diploma will also contain the place taken by operator in general classification. General classification will be held separately for ham radio operators from Poland, Europe, rest of the World and SWLs despite of location. The diploma will contain a signature of the daughter of Marian Rejewski – Janina Sylwestrzak.

Nine operators and three SWLs who will manage to decode the highest amount of cryptograms in the least amount of time will receive a reward – a statuette with the representation of Enigma machine. The statuette will include the call sign of operator / SWL. Three statuettes will be assigned to operators form Poland, Europe (except Poland), rest of the World and SWLs despite of their location. In order to receive the reward operator does not need to decode all cryptograms, but the highest amount of them in the least amount of time. If a few operators will manage to decode all cryptograms or the same amount of cryptograms, the time in which they managed to do it will decide their place in general classification.

Diplomas will be available for download after the completion of the event from the web site of the event. Certificates will be sent when the event has completed.

Internet: http://enigmaaward.eu/

Tks QRZ.ru 5/29/15

22 - 29 August 2015

SPAIN                                           1st Diploma "Almeria August Fair " ED7URI

The Spanish Union Association of Amateur Radio of Almería (Local section of URE) sponsors the 1st Diploma "Almeria fair in August", with the following rules:

1.-Eligibility: all licensed amateurs and radio listeners (SWL), clubs and associations which are in possession of official licensed radio stations.
2.-Call: "ED7URI fair August 2015."
3 Bands: All bands and modes.
4. Dates: from 22 to 29 August 2015
5 Requirements of the award: Contact special event station ED7URI
     Category Basic - 3 Contacts on different days regardless of Band or Mode.
     Category Silver - 6 Contacts on different days regardless of Band or Mode
     Category Gold - 6 Contacts on at least 3 Bands regardless of Mode
     Category Platinum - 6 Contacts using all Modes and at least 3 Bands .
6. A trophy which shall be sent by certified mail free of charge will be drawn among all participants who meet the award requirements. All those who earn the diploma to the " Feria de Almería", free and in "pdf" format. via email or for download
7. the members to the Local section of URE Almería will be making contacts a station per band/day.
8. Applicants must send a log showing: date, contacted station, UTC time, band and their correct address to the Union of amateur radio Spanish of Almería, P.O. Box 389, 04080 Almeria, Spain or sent by e-mail at urealmeria@gmail.com . attaching the file/log
with their call sign in the Subject area. .
9. Deadline for applications is September 20, 2015.
10. It is not necessary to send cards. URE Almeria will confirm the ED7URI via Association. For direct route, they shall send on auto run with sufficient postage for return
11. Participation in this trophy involves the acceptance of the present rules. Lists received without the requirements, shall be taken as lists of check and control and not enter the draw. .

E-mail: urealmeria@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/ED7URI

Tks QRZ.com for ED7URI 6/28/15

30 June to 5 July 2015

USA                           13 Colonies Special Event

This award honors the colonial period of the USA and the 13 colonies which formed the first United States of America, celebrated each year on July 4, 2015. 
During the 6 day period shown above, look for and contact special event stations operating in: CT-DE-GA-MA-MD-NC-NH-NJ-NY-PA-RI-SC-and VA. Note that if you have made contacts for the same event in 2014, and did not apply for an award then, you may use those credits in the 2015 event!!

The theme for 2015 is "Founders and Patriots of the Republic". The certificate is printed on heavy card stock. Stations working one state or, as many as all 13, are eligible for the certificate. A "Clean Sweep" indicator will be affixed, for those lucky enough to "Q" all 13 states. A special endorsement will be attached for stations contacting our sister operation, WM3PEN, in Philadelphia, PA.

Additionally U.S. Military Veterans, American Legion and NRA members will receive a special endorsement (please indicate that you were a veteran or currently belong to the two organizations on your log form).

The colony stations will operate from Tuesday, June 30, 9:00 AM Eastern (1300 UTC) until Sunday Night, July 5th, 00:00 (Midnight) Eastern (0400 UTC July 6th).

The 13 Colonies will have TWO sister events: Our old friends WM3PEN will participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. The 13 Colonies certificate have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with WM3PEN.

GB13COL will operate from Durham, England. Click on the GB13COL button below for details and QSL information.

SATELLITE STATIONS : We have only one satellite operator, from Maryland, this year.

QRP Operation: The 13 Colonies Special Event enlisted one dedicated SSB/CW QRP operator for each state for the 2014 event and beyond. No special station requirements, except the operator must be a General class or higher. This will be a QRP to QRP operation only.  We want to give the low power QRP station a chance to get a 13 Colony States "Clean Sweep" endorsement on your certificate. We know the thrill of a QRP station breaking a pile up, but with 200+ QRO/and higher stations in a pile up, well, most of the times +/-5 watts just wont work. If interested in volunteering for QRP operator, contact KU2US via email. He am listed at QRZ. You must be located in one of the Colony States. NOTE: New York's QRP position is filled.

Digital Operators: PLEASE do not send your macros. The ONLY information required to confirm a contact is: CALL SIGN, NAME, RST/RSQ, STATE/PROVINCE/COUNTRY. Sending more information than this takes a LOT of time and may keep another operator from getting a needed contact.

1) Download and print out our Colony Log sheet (this is a fillable DPF), see below (Yours is OK too). Fill-in all applicable information. NOTE: this also applies to SWLs requesting a certificate.
2) A $5.00(US) donation** is requested (NOTE: this is an increase from previous years due to increased costs of materials- envelopes up 45% - and postage - we kept the previous cost as long as we could and hope that you understand and continue to participate), AND A RETURN SELF ADDRESSED LABEL for your certificate return envelope. This will cut down the time you get your certificate by two fold. Your address should be on the label!
3) Cash, check or MO is OK. Place my name on the check/MO this way: (pay to the order of) Ken Villone-Award Manager. (Banks are fussy!)
4) Send your return label, donation & log sheet to: Ken Villone-KU2US, PO.Box-185, Conesus NY. 14435-0185, USA.
5) We will provide the return envelope and postage. NO extra postage required for DX requests.
6) If you also want a QSL card for a contact with K2A/NY, include a full detail QSL card with your log sheet. I will send it with the certificate in the same envelope.

NOTE: QSLs for any other states must be be sent to the QSL manager listed.

The 13 Colonies Special Event is a not for profit event. All donations are used to fund the next years event, and to defray any expenses occured. All donations are used for operating costs, supplies, equipment, and 13 Colony Group initiatives. Donation is voluntary.

Apply no later than 30 November 2015.

E-mail: dentron1@yahoo.com
On line application: http://hamclubs.info/13colonies/
Internet: http://www.13colonies.info/

Tks QRZ.com

3 July to 20 September 2015 (see rules for activity periods)

FRANCE                                                   Napoléon Award 2015 (TM200EN)

Contact special event station TM200EN during the following 3 periods of planned activity:
      l. 3 to 5 & 8 to 9 & 21 to 23 July 2015.
     2. 1 to 2 August 2015.
     3. 3 to 4 & 18 to 20 September 2015

The station is operated by F4DTO Franck & F4GFE Patrick to honor the 200th Anniversary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s birth.

There are 4 categories for the award:
     1. Bronze = QSOs on 3 bands.
     2. Silver = QSOs on 4 bands.
     3. Gold = QSOs on 5 bands.
     4. Platinum = QSOs on 6 bands.

The contacts must have been made on the following bands: 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters.
It is possible to use 1 joker or "wild card" contact for a missing contact with TM200EN..
Any one of these stations may substitute for a contact: TM190NB - during 2011 , TM200CF- during 2014, and TM210CN - during 2014.
Send a list of the contacts to the sponsor via e-mail to F4DTO at the address of: f4dfto.franck_f4gfe.patrick@orange.fr .

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/lookup (F4DTO)
E-mail: f4dto.franck_f4gfe.patrick@orange.fr

Tks QRZ.com 7/4/15

1 July to 28 September 2015

RUSSIA                               200th Anniversary of the Birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov

Sponsored by the Tyumen regional branch of the RAF.  Within the framework of the Year of events- Literature in the Russian Federation (the organizing committee of the Year of Russian Literature in the National Diploma program "Literary Heritage of Russia" with the participation of the CPP announced by Presidential Decree dated 12 June 2014) Tyumen regional branch of the CPP in order to promote amateur radio and drawing attention to literature and reading in the Russian Federation and the popularization of the great and famous writers and poets of the Russian Federation, established the diploma "In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov."

Ershov Petr Pavlovich (born March 6, 1815 (the 200th anniversary of his birth) Bezrukovo, Ishim county Tobolsk Province (now Tyumen Oblast) - August 30, 1869, Tobolsk) - Russian poet, novelist, playwright, author of a splendid tale in verse "Horse -Gorbunok ", which became a classic of Russian literature.

Requirements: To obtain the award applicants need to make 8 radio contacts (observations) with special event station R2015EP, using any HF and VHF amateur band and modes of phone, CW and digital.
Radio communications will count if made on different bands or one band using different modes (all the digital forms of communication are counted as one kind).

The Diploma is free of charge, and is issued in electronic form. The application for the Diploma may be sent by e-mail using a log extract and sent as a text file in format of Word (preferably) to award manager Oleg Bolotov (r8lah@mail.Ru ). In the subject line indicate: Diploma "In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov." The application for a diploma must specify: your full name, your call sign, QTH, country of residence, and date of the application e-mail. After checking the award manager, the electronic version of the diploma will be sent to the specified email address of the applicant.

Extras. Info: r8lah@mail.ru
Internet: http://r2015ly.ru/stations/info.php?call=R2015EP

Tks QRZ.ru 7/4/15

22 August to 13 September 2015


SPAIN                                  80th Anniversary Tour of Spain

This award celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Bicycle Race known as the Tour of Spain is sponsored by three Radio Clubs, ROS EUROPEAN CLUB (ERC), VICTOR MIKE DELTA DX GROUP (MDV) and CLUB RADIO ASSOCIATION Alcarrenian (ARCA). The diploma is open to all amateurs and short wave listeners.

Make contacts with special event stations EH3VCE, EH4VCE and EH5VCE (hereinafter called the EHxVCE stations) which will be active during the Tour of Spain. Same station may be contacted for awards purposes on the same day as long as either a mode and / or different band is used. .
Valid Modes: Phone, MGM Any kind of mode generated by machines and CW.
Note that contacts made two or more times with the same station on the same day EHxVCE, and band are thus not valid and our checking system will reject it automatically.

Types of diplomas: Two types of diplomas will be awarded depending on the number of contacts made. Two levels of the award are available solely in mixed mode.
     A. Silver Diploma. - 15 contacts are required.
     B. Gold Diploma. - 20 contacts are required. .

Getting diplomas: The special event stations will send log data to a computer and you can always check to see your status by looking at: http://ehxvce.blogspot.com.es/. The diploma will be generated fully automatically from that site once you have obtained any of the levels of required contacts.

SWL’s: The conditions for obtaining the diplomas are the same as for amateurs. For a listener to establish a contact it must indicate at least 3 consecutive EHxVCE communications made between a special event station and its QSOs. Such statements must indicate the following fields: "Day, Frequency, Time UTC, and Mode 3 consecutive contacts."

Listeners should send a log in adif format sent to the following email address: ea3hky@gmail.com , indicating in the subject line the applicant’s is a listener. For the preparation of adif should use the spreadsheet prepared by DL1HW adif2xls2adif_v0.98d.xlsm that can downloaded at http://mikedeltavictor.com/prog/adif2xls2adif_v0.98d.xlsm

Emails from listeners who do not meet these conditions will be discarded.

E-mail: ea3hky@gmail.con
Internet: : http://ehxvce.blogspot.com.es
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/db/EH3VCE 

Tks QRZ.com 8/30/15

May 1 to October 31, 2015

ITALY                                                               EXPO 2015 AWARD

To qualify for "Expo Award" you must make at least 5 contacts with the II2EXPO station call sign and 5 contacts with the A.R.I. Milan branch callsign IQ2MI. Contacts must be made on different days, regardless of the modes and bands. The award is open to all OM and SWL. All HF bands from 10 to 160 m are valid. Categories: SSB, CW, Digital, Mixed.

Award requests: To obtain the Award depicting the Expo logo, request must be received by 31/12/2015 enclosing extract of log in .adi or .xls via email to the following address: awards@arimi.it . The LOG must be filled out including the following data: date, UTC time, callsign, band, mode, and specifying exact email address where to receive the award thet will be sent in pdf format.


Tks PA3CUZ 4/21/15

May 7 to November 2, 2015

RUSSIA                                                     175th Anniversary of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

During the period from 7th May to 2nd November 2015 it is necessary to make ten (10) Radio contacts with members of the Klin department S.R.R. Moscow Region. and radio stations operating at the time of the radio contact located in the Klin Klin district (RDA MO - 66).  Valid modes include CW, PHONE, DIGI and modes and on all, including VHF.

Contacts with special event stations R175PT and R175PIT are counted as two radio hams of the Klin district. SWL’s must carry out at least five (5) Observations with the participation of one of the correspondents from among radio amateurs of Klin district.

The diploma is issued free of charge and in electronic form. Application for a diploma should be in the form of a log extract and sent via e-mail to RA4FF@mail.ru (Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Khlebnikov.)

E-mail: RA4FF@mail.ru
Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2939.html

Tks QRZ.ru 6/6/15

24 May to 4 November 2015

ITALY                                        100th anniversary WWI - White War in Adamello - GBA"

The Adamello Glacier is located in Val Camonica, between the region of Lombardy and Trentino-Alto Adige. It is the largest glacier in the Italian Alps with a maximum altitude of 3530 meters and a minimum altitude of 2550 meters above sea level.
During the First World War, in the operating area of what was called the White War, the Adamello-Presanella sector held a great strategic value.
It is 100 years since the events of the first world war the events which occurred on the Adamello mountains, and this ham radio award commemorates the Italian army at this anniversary. The award is available to all amateur stations and SWLs alike.
The award is sponsored by A.R.I. Vallecamonica and ARI Cles Radio Clubs to all ham radio stations that request it and have achieved the minimum score required.

Contact the following operating Stations:
1) The following accredited stations will operate: •
A. All members of ARI Vallecamonica Radio Club accredited so as listed on the official website and on www.arivallecamonica.it and on www.qrz.com (see the section "IQ2VC"; •
All members of ARI Cles Radio Club accredited so as listed on the website and on www.aricles.it and www.qrz.com (see the section "IQ3NS").
2) The following "jolly" stations will operate:
a. IQ2VC - ARI Vallecamonica Radio Club
b. IQ3NS - ARI Cles Radio Club
c. Stations operating at memorials or shrines for soldiers of the First World War :
3) Special Activations by the Radio Clubs members, in places representative of the Great White War (you can find the list on official website).

Advertising and promotion of the event :
The activities will be advertised on the site http://gbaward.wix.com/gbaward , as well as on
and on page www.qrz.com of IQ2VC , www.aricles.it and on the page of www.qrz.com of IQ3NS.

Emission modes
The emission modes allowed are : CW - SSB – DIGITAL MODES
Operating bands : All amateur bands from 80 to 10m in respect of the band plan.

Points Value for QSO:
QSOs with stations from historic places on Adamello Mountain , = 10 points ;
QSOs with "Jolly" stations = 5 points ;
QSOs with members of the Vallecamonica and Cles Radio Clubs, and with accredited apply : 
     " CW: 3 points
     " DIGI-MODES: 2 points
     " SSB: 1 points
Every name, including Jolly stations and historical activation, may be linked only once a day for each band and emission modes.

To get the award is necessary to achieve the minimum score:
     " Italian OM :50 punti
     " European OM: 38 punti
     " Extra-EU OM: 20 punti.

The call will be made as follows : CW & DIGITALE : CQ CQ DE (+ call) GBA AWRD K or SSB : CQ CQ de (+ call) - Diploma Guerra Bianca in Adamello Stazione valevole (+ punti) punti.

Applying for the Award :
The request must be accompanied by the list of QSOs ( LOG ) on file with the name format .adif : callsignhunter.adif.
We accept paper logbooks using alleged module and sent by mail.
A commemorative QSL will be sent by BUREAU service or on request in the case of direct shipment .

The cost of the award in print, to cover expenses of production and shipping is:
- € 10.00 for Italian OM
- € 12.00 (or 15.00 US Dollars) for EU and stations outside of EU

The application for the award ( model attached) must be sent together to the following email address accompanied by the receipt of the payment and the application form : guerrabiancaward@gmail.com
The fee which may be paid by either of these two methods: -
1. Electronic Payment:
Via Postepay to n.4023 6009 1532 6773
Sent toVisinoni Felice, CF VSNFLC68M05D25 or
2. Via Paypal to the following email address : guerrabiancaward@gmail.com
For Informations:guerrabiancaward@gmail.com
Requests to obtain the award must be received not later than January 1, 2016

E-mail: guerrabiancaward@gmail.com
Additional information may be found on their website at:

Tks SP9JPA 6/8/15

1 June to 31 October 2015

300th Anniversary Of Lviv Brewery EM300WLP

This award is issued by the Lviv Branch of League of Radioamateurs of Ukraine – Lviv Shortwave Club (LKK) and recognizes the 300th Anniversary of the oldest and famous brewery not only on the territory of today's Ukraine, but in all of Eastern Europe. This award may be earned by all radio amateurs of world. Electronic and Paper awards are available.

To qualify, the applicant has to prove making two way contacts during the period from the 1st of June till the 31st of October in 2015 on different amateur HF, VHF, UHF bands (1.8 - 432 MHz) using different modes of emission and to earn at least 300 points. At least one QSO must made with the special event station EM300WLP using any mode of emission.

Point Values:
1. special event station EM300WLP = 50 points;
2. LKK members = 25 points ( http://lkk.org.ua


3. Any other amateur station of the Lviv Region* (not LKK member) = 10 points.
*Lviv Region Callsign can be identified as Ukrainian prefix UR-UZ any figure 0-9 and having a first letter of their suffix beginning from letter W, for example - UR4WWE, UW1WU, UT3WJ, US0WJ.
Each station may be worked in different mode on the same band. And the same mode but on ae different band.

European hams need to collect 300 points. All point values are doubled for hams in countries outside of Europe and for VHF/UHF contacts.

1. Send electronic plain text applications sent by e-mail to uw1wu@email.ua
2. Paper applications should be sent to award manager UW1WU (info on QRZ.com).
Any questions should be sent to award manager UW1WU email uw1wu@email.ua

Email: uw1wu@email.ua
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/em300wlp

Tks Ukranian QRP Club and Victoria UT7AW

Sept 19 - 28, 2015

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 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/
Additional info on M0HEM: http://www.qrz.com/db/m0hem

Tks M0HEM 1/14/15


(Sample of award used for 2014).

6-1-15 to 10-1-15

ITALY                                    40th Anniversary ARI LODI (IQ2LO)

The award celebrates the 40th anniversary of the ARI Section LODI. Special Event call sign II2LO will be active.

1. From 00.00 UTC on 1 September 2015, at 24.00 UTC on 30 September 2015.
2. +Bands and modes of emission: HF: 3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz; V / UHF: 50 - 144 to 432 MHz, SSB and CW.
3. Reports: Stations belonging to the Section of Lodi pass RS (RST) and the serial number of the QSO, the same station can be connected more times in the same day, provided in stripes and / or different ways.
4. Categories: OM and SWL.
5. Scores:
     a. QSO / HRD in HF, 1 point,
     b. 2 points if made in CW,
     c. 2 points for those in the V/UHF.
5. Name of section and special call: During the course of the diploma it will be operating the station section, IQ2LO, whose contact is worth 3 points, in addition to the jolly station (wild card) with the special call, II2LO, whose contact is worth 5 points.
6. Diploma: To get the diploma you must score 50 points for Italian stations and 25 points for foreign ones, having contacted at least once the stations of IQ2LO, II2LO and other 3 different stations belonging to the section of Lodi.
7. Certificate: Will be released in pdf format to all those who request it by sending a log extract containing the date, time, band, mode, report given and received, the sequence number received and the category entered.
8. Paper Award: Only those who will express a request for a printed award, it will be sent by post with fee of €. 5.00.
9. Requests must be received by October 31, 2015 to the email address: iq2lo.ari@gmail.com

E-mail: iq2lo.ari@gmail.com
Internet https://www.qrz.com/IQ2LO 

Tks QRZ.com 9/1/15

31 August to 29 September 2015

UKRAINE                                        Diploma Odessa-221

Make ONE QSO with special event station EN221FA which will be active from 31 August to 29 September and celebrates the 221st anniversary of the founding of the city of Odessa. The station will be active using CW and SSB. Yuri Rykunov, US5FA will be operating the station.
The award is an "e-award", a digital image file sent to you upon receiving your e-mail that provides the log QSO data. This must be sent to us5fa37@mail.ru. .

E-mail: us5fa37@mail.ru

Tks Ukr QRP Bulletin 8/30/15

27 August to 30 September 2015

KAZKHSTAN                                          Vostochny 30th Anniversary

Special Event Station UP30F will be active from 27 August to 30 September 2015 in support of publicizing the 30th anniversary of the open pit coal mine "Vostochny". Work this station plus other stations in the area as listed below to earn at least a total of 30 points for this award.

Point Values:
1.UP30F - 10 points ( activity planned from 14 September =20 points )
2.UN7FS, UN7FW- 5 points( from 14 September-10 points )
3.UN(1....9)F from Ekibastuz -3 points.( from 14 September-5 points )

Duplicate contacts are valid for award credit if contacted on other bands and modes.

The award is issued in electronic form FREE in JPG - format and sent to the applicant by e-mail. To obtain a diploma in electronic form, send a request to the Award Manager at the address: un7fw@mail.ru .

Tks Vadim UN7FW 9/10/15

12 - 20 September 2015

USA                                                      Route 66 On The Air Certificate

U.S. Highway 66 was established as an important highway in 1926, and was the first major improvement to link the west coast of the USA with the nations heartland.  Through stories, songs and TV shows, the highway came to symbolize the spirit of the freedom of the open road, inspiring many to see America. However, the demise of Route 66 began in the 1950’s as the U.S. began it’s interstate highway system, and the highway was officially decommissioned in 1986. Today, small portions of the U.S. Highway 66 still exist in towns and rural areas in several states. This award commemorates the life of the highway for many years.

Participating Sponsors and Stations

W6A: SANTA MONICA, CA                                               WESTSIDE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6B: LOS ANGELES, CA                                                   WESTSIDE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6C: SAN BERNARDINO, CA                                           CITRUS BELT AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6D: VICTORVILLE, CA                                                    VICTOR VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6E: BARSTOW, CA                                                           BARSTOW AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6F: KINGMAN, AZ                                                           MOJAVE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6G: FLAGSTAFF, AZ                                                        NORTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
W6H: ALBUQUERQUE, NM                                               ALBUQUERQUE DX ASSOCIATION
W6I: AMARILLO, TX                                                          QCWA CHAPTER 141
W6L: TULSA,OK                                                                 TULSA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6N: JOPLIN, MO                                                              JOPLIN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6O: LEBANON, MO                                                         LEBANON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6P: ST LOUIS, MO                                                           ST LOUIS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6Q: CHICAGO, IL                                                            SIX METER CLUB OF CHICAGO
W6R: SPRINGFIELD, MO                                                   SOUTHWEST MISSOURI AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
W6S: ROVER 1                                                                    NORTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
W6T: ROVER 2                                                                    NORTHERN ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION
W6U: JOLIET, IL                                                                  ILLINOIS RADIO LEAGUE

To request a Commemorative Route 66 On The Air Certificate:
1. Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club (CBARC) is the host for the Route 66 On The Air event, and is processing the certificates.
2. You must work at least ONE of the participating Route 66 On The Air stations in order to request the certificate.
3. When requesting the certificate you must: Fill out the certificate application completely, and enclose $4.00 for each certificate and $5.00 for each decal requested. (See web site for application form).
4. CBARC will NOT accept an envelope and/or postage in lieu of the $4.00 charge for each certificate or $5.00 for each decal.
5. Overseas Stations: 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
6. Mail application and payment to: CBARC Route 66 Certificate, P.O. Box 3788, San Bernardino, CA 92413.

Internet: http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=23

Tks QRZ.com 9/13/15

2 awards from SP30OPZ:

#1 16 - 30 September 2015

POLAND                                            SP30OPZ - 30 Years on the Bands Certificate

A Certificate will be issued for QSO’s with or SWL’s of the special-event station SP30OPZ operating to celebrate the thirty year anniversary of amateur radio activities during the period of 16 to 30 September 2015.

SP stations need to make 4 QSO’s/HRD’s ,
Other EU – 2,
DX stations need only one QSO/HRD with me.

Please send a log extract of your applications to sp6opz1@wp.pl no later than 31 December 2015.

Image on 15 file, SP30OPZ.

E-mail: sp6opz@wp.pl
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/SP30OPZ  


#2 16 - 30 September 2015

POLAND                                         SPFF Award for Working SP30OPZ

The special-event station SP30OPZ plans to operate from several SP Flora Fauna entities, see the calendar of our operations on the QRZ.com page for SP30OPZ. To earn this separate award, you need the following numbers of QSO’s or HRD’s from Flora Fauna operations by SP30OPZ.

SP need 3, EU stations 2, and DX stations, just 1.
Each QSO/HRD must be made with SP30OPZ operating from a different SPFF entity.

Each SPFF reference number worked will be listed on your award under the unique logo of the Park. The Award is available to amateur stations and SWL’s on similar terms. The award is designed in an electronic format (JPG) and is free of charge.

Send by e-mail to: sp6opz1@wp.pl

Tks Henryk SP6OPZ 9/18/15

? to 30 September 2015

CUBA                                              35th Anniversary of the 35th Anniversary of the Grupo de DX de Cuba.  

Thirteen special event stations will be active until 30 September on all bands and modes from various Cuban provinces:

These are:
T41GDXC (Pinar del Rio),
T42GDXC (La Habana),
T43GDXC (Mayabeque),
T44GDXC (Isla de la Juventud, NA-056),
T45GDXC (Matanzas),
T46D (Cienfuegos),
T46G (Villa Clara),
T46X (Sancti Spiritus),
T47GDXC (Camaguey),
T48C (Guantanamo),
T48D (Santiago de Cuba),
T48G (Las Tunas) and
T48X (Holguin).

QSL via operator's instructions (EA7TV has been mentioned). An electronic certificate is available to those who work at least seven of these stations. Send an e-mail requests with QSO data to gdxc[@]frcuba.co.cu .

Tks 425 DX News issue No 1273. 9/26/15

23-27 September 2015

USA                                             POPE FRANCIS IN THE USA 2015 AWARD

Pope Francis will visit the USA from 23 to 27 September, 2015 and amateur radio will participate in the celebrations. During the period 23 - 27 September 2014 to 6 special stations will be active to celebrate the visit.

Active Stations: :
1. Washington DC and the surrounding area: K3P and N4P.
2. New York and New Jersey: K2P
3. Southeastern Pennsylvania: W3FRC / WMF
4. Philadelphia: W3P, and from 25.09 also WM3PEN

Four unique qsl cards will be available along with a certificate to mark this special and historic event. A website is being established for QSL and certificate information. Early information and links can be found on the WM3PEN qrz.com website.

A short-term diploma for those who have worked more of these special stations. Applications go to the fee of US $ 5 and a Self Addressed Envelope to Nick Clevenger, KK4ODQ, 3910 Gibbs Street, Alexandria, VA 22309, USA. Print out the application at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4pYRthlSHCxOTU5TGpoV2xhMm9OVUhWLVRjSWxVczBzSXNv/view 

Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/wm3pen/
Internet: http://www.silverfishdevelopment.com/papalEvent/

Source: Tks DH1PAL 9/20/15

25-27 September 2015

POLAND                                              SONDA 2015

Rule of award event/competition „SONDA 2015" in the name of "Supporting Renewable Energy". The administrator for the award is the Radio club ‘Baza’ SP5KVW in Ostroleka. The award also honors the popular science show broadcasted by TVP between 09.1977 and 09.1989. The program was conducted by Zdzislaw Kaminski along with Andrzej Kurek, who both died in an accident during preparations to another episode.

All bands and modes OK.

The time of the event: from September 1st , 2015 to September 30 th , 2015. 
Amateur activity will be from September 25 th, 2015 to September 27th, 2015.

Look for these stations with SONDA in the suffix:

Special QSL cards will be sent via bureau for all QSOs; station HF6SONDA will not accept or send QSL cards.

Scoring rules::
1. Every station will give 1 point for QSO/
2. SWL and HF6SONDA station will give 2 points.
3. QSO/SWLs may be repeated on other bands or by other modes: CW, Phone (SSB, FM), Digi (RTTY, PSK), according to valid band plan.
4. Digital modes Digi (no matter which type) will be counted only once on a band.
5. No points will be granted for repeating a communication on the same band with the same mode .

A free of expense diploma will be issued only in electronic version, available for all senders and listeners in the PDF format, after meeting the conditions.

Polish and EU stations - 18 points,
DX stations - 9 points.
|An additional 10 points will be given for collection word SONDA of station’s single letter suffixes.

SPECIAL AWARDS: This years event is provided in the name of Supporting the renewable energy", so for the winners the stations that will obtain the highest amount of points will be provided prizes as follows:
1st place – portable solar battery in fold - out suitcase 14V/13W
2nd place – solar panel 12V/30W
3rd place – solar power bank 8000mAh

In the case of two stations scoring the same amount of points, the station which gathered points in a smaller amount of time win.
Administrator stations will not take part in prize competition.
Separate applications for the award and the competition will be accepted until October 15 th 2015, but only in electronic form ‘
Send log extract in Cabrillo format with a call sign, name and a surname and send it to e-mail address sonda.award@gmail.com
The contesters are asked to provide exact shipping address for prize to be sent. In other cases the prize will be given to the next station.

For more information please go to http://sp5kvw.com and http://grz.com .
E-mail: sonda.award@gmail.com
Internet: http://sp5kvw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/regulamin_2015_A.pdf 

Tks QRZ.com 9/1/15

1 September to 1 November 2015

FRANCE                                   "Sun King" Louis XIV- Award

Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1643 until his death. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any monarch of a major country in European history.           (Tks WIKIPEDIA)

The award honors the 300th anniversary of the death of Louis XIV, known as the "Sun King". F4DTO and F4GFE will be operating TM300SK from 1 March to 1 November 2015.
It is available in 4 levels and may be earned by making the indicated number of contacts with this special event station.

Bronze = 3 bands qso
Silver = 4 bands qso
Gold = 5 bands qso
Platinum = 6 bands qso

The awards are free of charge as "E-awards", which require that you send a log extract of the contact data with TM300SK to F4DTO.

Email: f4dto.franck_f4gfe.patrick@orange.fr
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/db/tm300sk 

Tks QRZ.com 9/10/15

1 - 31 October 2015

RUSSIA                                    Diploma "10 years of NRC"

The diploma is issued by the Novokuznetsk Radioclub - the local branch of the CPP in the city of Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo region (R9U). The Diploma commemorates the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Radio Club of the City of Novokuznetsk.

Requirements: To obtain the award is necessary to make contact by radio (or SWL) with radio amateurs and radio club members of Novokuznetsk Make 10 QSOs including one with R10NRC. score 10 QSO, with at least one with R10NRC.  Repeated contacts (SWL) using different bands and modes are OK for award purposes. Links through active repeaters are not counted. Communications made during contests OK.

Send log extract including your call sign, full name and last name and return address.

Addresses for sending applications: ra9ugz@rambler.ru
Internet: http://www.qrx.ru/?p=22

Tks K1BV Research 10/23/15

1 - 20 October 2015

RUSSIA                                                 70 years Stavropol Radio Club

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Stavropol Radio Club, they are offering a commemorative Diploma 
The first radio call sign for their club was UA6KEA and was active on 10.20.1945. .

Requirements: During the period 1-20 October 2015, earn a total of 70 points making two-way radio communication (or SWL monitoring) on the amateur HF and VHF bands (including WARC) with special radio UE70F (all links will be embedded UE70F to LOTW and E-QSL), as well as radio amateurs of the Stavropol Territory.

Point Values: QSO (SWL) with the special jubilee station UE70F = 10 points, and the QSO (SWL) with radio amateurs from the Stavropol region = 5 points. Repeat QSOs are allowed for award credit if made on different bands and modes.

The diploma is issued free of charge in electronic form only in high-quality JPG file sent to the applicants by e-mail. Applications in electronic form should be sent to R6FAA, the Award Manager at the e-mail address: ben26011965@mail.ru

E-mail: r7hg@qrz.ru
Internet: http://rlsk.ucoz.ru/news/diplom_70_let_stavropolskomu_radioklubu/2015-09-24-76 

Tks QRZ.ru 10/5/15

1 - 31 October 2015

GREECE                                                                                  Expedition to Chios SX8HOMER

Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two long epic poems in dactylic hexameter, which signify the beginning of European literature. The traditional dates for the composition of the epics are 750 BC. (Iliad) and 725 BC. (Odyssey). Much of the content of the Homeric epics appears to be consistent with the Aegean Late Bronze Age (12th c. BC.) the time of the Trojan War. Homer is also considered to be the legendary founder of the Homeridae, a guild of rhapsodes who might have composed oral poetry concerning the Mycenaean Age. Various traditions have survived purporting to give details of Homer's birthplace and background. The Iliad suggests a home on the east side of the Aegean Sea and the poet seems familiar with the area. The Ionic flavour of his mixed dialect suits the cities of Ionia on the other side of the Aegean Sea. Chios has the strongest claim to have been his birthplace. Until nowadays Daskalopetra ("The Teacher’s Rock") is allegedly where Homer is said to have taught his students in Chios.
 (Text taken from Expediton Website)

SX8HOMER is a Special Event station organized by Amateur Radio Club of Chios Island (SZ8XIO). They are offering an award for making at least 4 contacts with this station honoring the great Greek Homer.

1. BANDS: 40m,30m,20m,17m,15m,10m.
4. QSL INFORMATION: Direct to QSL Manager SV8GXQ include a self addressed envelope plus 2$ or bureau via SX8HOMER.
5. All qso's will be confirmed via bureau on 10 January 2016.
     Make at least 4 QSO’s on the 2015 expediton, on different bands or modes.
Example: 20m qso ssb + 20m qso bpsk31 + 15m qso bpsk31 + 15m qso ssb = Awarded
7. Award type: PDF or Printed.
8. QSL cards are not necessary.
9. Applications for this award may be made by email to Award Manager SV8FCU. Email for applications: sx8homer@gmail.com
10. If you prefer a printed certificate mailed to you, the cost is $5. Otherwise it is free as a PDF document.

Internet: http://sz8xio.tk/

Tks QRZ.com/SX8HOMER 10/1/15

1 - 25 October 2015

ITALY                                                                      DIPLOMA VENICE MARATHON 2015

The ARI "Brenta Riviera" of Camponogara, is offereing the "Diploma Venice Marathon" with the aim to encourage and promote amateur radio traditions of the Brenta River in the province of Venice. The Venice Marathon was the first Italian marathon recognized by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and included in the international calendar of the IAAF.  The first edition of the marathon was held on May 18th 1986. The race, even after so many years, continues to exert its charm with athletes rather than in the general public along with its 42 Km scenario of the Riviera del Brenta, distinguished by the numerous Venetian villas , and that of the world's most popular historic city, Venice.

1. Participation - Open to all OM and SWL of all over the world. To receive a diploma, contact or SWL to amateur stations belonging to ARI "Brenta Riviera" of Camponogara (VE). The station can 'be connected multiple times per day as long as there is at least change the mode or band.
2. Date - Starting at 00.01 UTC on 1 October 2015 at 24.00 UTC on Sunday, October 25, 2015.
3. Bands = All amateur bands HF (no WARC)
4. Emission modes - SSB and digital modes.
5. Score - 
     a. Stations belonging to the Section "Brenta Riviera" of Camponogara will call SSB: "CQ Venicemarathon2015" and on digital modes: "CQ VM2015" and then pass a serial number. Every station contacted (QSO / HRD) is worth 2 points in SSB; 3 points for digital modes.
     b. Station Special II3VEN = 10 points on any mode.
     c. Jolly station IQ3RW = 5 points on any mode.
6. Points Required:
     a. For OM and SWL Italians to qualify for the diploma you need to have collected at least 40 points.
     b. For OM and SWL and outside Europe in order to claim the Award is necessary to have collected 30 points.

7. Log - An extract of the log should list: Name, Name, address, date, time, serial number, frequency and mode.
8. The application should be in txt format. or Doc sent . by e-mail to: segreteria@aririvieradelbrenta.eu
9. All applications must be submitted no later than 15 November 2015.
10. Award Fee: - To receive the certificate (printed on parchment paper), you should send fee of 12.00 euros to cover expenses with payment by Postepay nr. 4023 6005 6181 1706 made out to: "I run 'Dario" IW3HUF (enclose copy of the payment sending the log).

E-mail: segreteria@aririvieradelbrenta.eu
Internet: www.aririvieradelbrenta.eu

Tks QRZC.com listing for IQ3RW.

1 - 10 October 2015

UKRAINE                            Anniversary of famous ham operator UT5CY       EM80CY

Special Event Call Sign EM80CY will be active from 1 to 10 October 2015 and commemorates the 80th anniversary of the birth of famed Ukranian ham operator UT5CY.
His son Anatoly is permitted to operate under a special call sign of EM80CY.
Operation of UT5CY's friends' stations will be marked by a special event diploma.
Additonal details at: http://us4lbo.qrz.ru/index2.php?main=diploma_80.php&menu=dip

To obtain the award you must score at least 80 points.
Contact all radio hams of the Kharkiv region on all HF and VHF bands and modes CW, SSB, DIGI. Repeat QSOs on different bands or modes OK. Contacts using different types of digital communication are counted as just one contact.

a. each QSO with memorial radio EM80CY = 25 points;
b. each QSO with radio UY7LM = 15 points;
c. each QSO with radio stations UR5LJD, US4LBO, UR3LPM, UR2LM, UR2LR =10 points;
d. each QSO with the above radio stations on October 5, 2015 (the birthday of Anatoly Davidovich) the number of points are doubled in value.

Applications should be in an e-mail to the sponsor indicating the call sign, name, last name and home address of the applicant, accepted until 31 October 2015.
SWL certificate is issued under the same conditions, and should be taken both calls.
The Diploma is free, and it will be sent electronically. Operators who received the maximum number of points will be sent to paper certificates, and the applicant pays the postage.
Youth Club stations: the highest score will win a prize from Anatoly Anatoliyovych Poltavets, UY7LM.

Apply to Nazarenko Viktor Ivanovich, UR5LJD, E-mail: ur5ljd@mail.ru .
Additional information on E-mail: uy7lm@mail.ru
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/lookup for EM80CY

Tks QRZ.com listing EM80CY

20 - 28 June 2015
17 - 25 October 2015

POLAND                                    „AWARD 1956"

The School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR (Szkolny Klub Krótkofalowców SP3PGR) in Poznan has organized from June 20 to June 28, 2015 (special event station SN1956PC) and from October 17 to October 25, 2015 (special event station SN1956PW) the diploma action "AWARD 1956" designed to commemorate the anniversary of the tragic events of Polish and Hungarian history - Poznan June 1956 and Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (in Hungarian: 1956-os forradalom). The action is part of the anniversary celebrations organized by the Poznan City June 28 and October 23, 2015. The manager of the diploma action is Jacek Behrendt SQ3OPM (sq3opm@wp.pl ). The honorary patronage of the event are provided by:

The Mayor of Poznan,
The Ambassador of Hungary in Warsaw,
Veterans' Association and Participants of the Poznan June 1956 (Związek Kombatantw i Uczestników Powstania Poznańskiego Czerwca 1956),
Hungarian World Federation ’56 (‘56-os Magyarok Világszövetsége).

Award rules :
1. Participants: all licensed national stations, individual and club foreign stations as well as short wave listeners (SWLs).
2. Period of time:
     first step starting at 00:01 June 20 until 23:59 June 28, 2015 (LT for SP-HA),
     second step starting at 00:01 October 17 until 23:59 October 25, 2015 (LT for SP-HA).
3. Bands and modes: all bands in compliance with IARU R1 Band Plan HF, available modes: CW, SSB, DIGI.
4. Points:
     Each individual and club stations from Poznan or Budapest are awarded points, as follows:
     special event station SN1956PC (first step) and special event station SN1956PW (second step) = 20 points,
     club stations = 10 points,
     individual stations = 5 points.
You can also earn points for the diploma by participating in the Poznan Contest June 27, 2015 at 04:00-06:00 UTC.

5. Conditions:
To get the diploma you must have obtained the following score:
     Polish and Hungarian stations need 100 points,
     European stations need 50 points,
     Non-European stations need 30 points.
     At least one QSO/HRD must be made with one of the special event stations SN1956PW or SN1956PW. QSOs/HRDs with the stations may be repeated on another band or another mode one each day. The diploma separate for each step or one diploma for all the action in PDF format is free.

6. Stations granting points may earn the award provided that they make at least 56 QSOs and will send their application.
7. Applications should contain your call, 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 June 2015 (first step) and at the end of October 2015 (second step or all the action).
The winners of this action will be posted on the school website http://e-zsopoznan.pl , http://g1poznan.edu.pl before November 6, 2015.

Tks SQ3OPM and 9A1AA

10 October to 10 November 2015

ITALY                                                            88th Anniversary of Sezione Enrico Davanzo TRIESTE

The Award will be issued to OM/YL/SWLs from all over the world who request it, for completing the requirements. The duration of this Diploma is between the 10 September and 10 October 2015. All HF bands (including WARC) OK, and modes of CW, SSB, RTTY, and any other digital mode. 

Stations IQ3TS and Jolly (wild card) stations will give their report RS(T) and their related scoring points (3 or 5). Listen for Italian stations on SSB calling: "CQ 88th Anniversary of Trieste’s ARI section", and on CW/RTTY and DIGITAL, "Cq call/88".

a. contacts with "IQ3TS" = 3 points,
b. Special "Jolly" (Wild card) radio stations will operate alternately during this period which will be counted as 5 points. Jolly radio stations will alternate on air using their own nominative names, members of named sections will declare to be Jolly radio stations.
c. The same station can be contacted/listened several times a day, for all duration of the Diploma, but such contacts must be made on different modes, bands or days.

Minimum score for obtaining the Diploma is 70 points for Italian Stations, and 50 points for all Foreign Stations.

The Award is free of charge, and will be sent by e-mail in PDF/JPG format to all whom will request for it. No cards are needed. The requests should be sent to info@aritrieste.it no later than 1 November 2015, with a log extract of contacts made as an attachment in any of the common formats: adi, adif, txt and/or excel. Do not "zip" compress the file.) The file log sent must include your e-mail address. and the following information: QSO, Sequence Number, Call-Sign, Date, Time, Radio Band, Mode, and RST. After having completed the check of all logs, a ranking of the participants’scores will be prepared, which will be published on the web page of TRIESTE A.R.I. SECTION, in the dedicated page to the Award (Diploma), at the website address: www.aritrieste.it . The "Section A.R.I of Trieste" retains the right to modify the Diploma, and the "Terms and Conditions" in case it will be necessary, any changes will be communicated on their website.

E-mail: info@aritrieste.it
Internet: http://www.aritrieste.it/award88.htm

Tks Ivo 9A1AA 9/11/15

October 16 to November 15, 2015

BELGIUM                                          The Canadian Liberation March OT4CLM

The suffix of this station stands for "Canadian Liberation March" in memory of the liberation of the town of Knokke, Belgium in November 1944 by the Canadian armed forces. Thousands of grateful marchers participate every year at this 33km long walk to remember those brave men.

A special award has been to honor this year’s anniversary. A free award, in the form of a digital file will be sent to any station making only one contact (or one SWL report) with this station.  Send an e-mail with contact details to on7pp@uba.be. Make sure your request contains the name and call sign you wish to be on the award.  The traditional mailing address, in case of any problems is: Radio Shack Oostkust Radioclub, 't Walletje 50 C, Knokke-Heist, WV B-8300, Belgium. The QSL route is via ON3AIM.

Tks K1BV Research 9/28/15


1 - 31 October 2015

HUNGARY                                                HA/HG ITU AWARD

The ITU Telecom World 2015 conference will be held in Budapest October 12 – 15, 2015. On this occasion MRASZ has organized a radio activity offering an award to honor this event. Special event stations will be active with the ITU suffix during the period of October 1 -31. For the contacts made with them, awards to be downloaded electronically are available if the below conditions are fulfilled.

REQUIREMENTS: To obtain the award only the call sign of the applicant shall be sent in an e-mail to the itu-request@mrasz.hu address.The diploma manager: Károly Szabó, HA8IB.
(K1BV Comment: Apparently, the Hungarian MRASZ is collecting digital log data from all participants, and will be able to verify the claimed contacts directly. Very nice.)

Bronze Category:
Contacts shall be made with 10 stations from the below list in CW, digital or SSB modes without band restrictions:

Silver Category:
Contacts shall be made with either all the HA or all the HG call prefix stations in the below list in CW, digital or SSB modes without band restrictions:



Gold Category:
Contacts shall be made with all the stations in the below list in CW, digital or SSB modes without band restrictions:

E-mail: itu-request@mrasz.hu
Internet: http://www.mrasz.org/index.php/award-rules

Tks DX FUN CLUSTER 10/1/15

1 October to 30 November 2015

ROMANIA                                                                       40th Anniversary of the Radio Club YO6KNE

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the radio club YO6KNE, the club will use special event call sign YQ40KNE during the 2 month period of 1 October to 30 November 2015.

A special diploma is available for meeting the following requirements:
a. Contact special event station YQ40KNE 3 times using different bands and / or modes (CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK).
b. SWL’s make 3 reception reports with YQ40KNE.
c. Duplicates (same band and mode) are not acceptable.

An award is available in electronic format free of charge. A printed award will cost $USD 5 for stations in Romania or 5 IRC / $ 5 / 3 Euro for stations from abroad. Applications are accepted until January 31, 2016. (Diplomas will be printed after this date.) Payment may be made through PAYPAL to YO3KNE@gmail.com.

The address for diploma applications is: yo6kne@gmail.com or YO6KNE CP4, Miercurea Ciuc, 530 300, Romania.

E-mail: yo6kne@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.radioamator.ro/info.php?id=546

Tks Radio DX Fun 10/4/15

12-31 October 2015

UKRAINE                                             70th Anniversary Kharkiv Hydrometeorological College

From 12 to 31 October 2015, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Kharkiv Hydro meteorological College of the Odessa State Environmental University, the club radio station of the college (UT0LWF) will operate using special callsign EO70LHG.

A free e-Award may be earned for making one or more QSOs with the station. Send an e-mail with QSO data and send it to: radio_hgmt@ukr.net .

Internet: https://www.qrz.com/EO70LHG 

Tks QRZ.com 10/18/15

Now to October 31, 2015

POLAND                                  60 YEARS CLUB SP9KAO

Sponsored by the Tarnovski club amateurs and modelers on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its founding.

Requirements: earn at least 30 points.

Point values:
1. HF60KAO - 20 points
2. The following stations: SP9NH, SP9JA, SP9AED, SP9IEK, SP9LLC, SP9GYY = 5 points.
(These may be worked on different bands or modes to provide points for the award.)
3. Any members of the club SP9KAO = 2 points each.


Apply to: sp9kao.dyplom@gmail.com
Internet: http://www.crk.cz/FILES/BULL10_2015C.PDF

Tks CZECH DX Bulletin 10/23/15

31 October to 8 November 2015

ITALY                                                   AWARD 72

Honoring the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the 1st World War, ARI Gorizia Ham radio Club offers a Diploma for contacts made from 31 October to 8 November 2015, using radio for remembering all 1st World War victims and promoting peace for the future. During this period, Italian Ham radio operators will operate portable from old battle fields, monuments and other places related to the Great War.

Who can participate: YL , OM and SWLs from all over the world.

Valid stations: Special Event Station II3GG, Club Station IQ3GO, IV3 stations and others will be active during the event. An updated list will be available on QRZ.com under call sign II3GG and on www.arigorizia.org Web-site. Active and live portable stations will be announced there too.

Bands and modes: All bands from 2 meters to 160 meters, CW, SSB and Digital modes (RTTY and PSK31). FM repeaters are not allowed.

Valid exchanges for the Diploma and the AWARD 72 will be RST + 72 (72 means peace and friendship) For example: in SSB 5972 in CW and Digital modes 59972. These are not progressive numbers, everyone will note UTC time only.

a. every IV3 station contacted = 1 point,
b. every IQ3 station = 5 points,
c. Special Event Station II3GG = 10 points.

When a historic place related to the 1st World War is activated with an indicator of /P or /IV3 (portable station), the score for that contact is doubled: every IV3 station is = 2 points, every IQ3 station =10 points, SES II3GG = 20 points; All participating stations can be contacted (heard for SWLs) once per day, per day and per mode.

Activations of /P and /IV3 stations will be announced as stated and pictures from there will be published afterwards. Logs will be available on ClubLog.

Points needed for the Diploma:
Italian stations: 60 points
European stations: 30 points
Other stations: 20 points
SWL stations must send logs in Cabrillo or ADIF format not later than 60 days after the event.
Diploma will be available in digital format at no cost, or, if preferred, printed and sent after receiving a 10 EUR or 15 USD payment.

"Non certificate Prizes" for the AWARD 72:
a. Highest Scoring station: Staying for 2 nights + 2 dinners, one of which typical Gourmet, at Trattoria Lokanda Devetak.
B. Best Italian station: Staying for 2 nights + 2 dinners, one of which typical Gourmet, at Trattoria Lokanda Devetak.
C. Best non Italian station: Staying for 2 nights + 2 dinners, one of which typical Gourmet, at Trattoria Lokanda Devetak
D. Best YL station: Staying for 2 nights + 2 dinners, one of which typical Gourmet, at Trattoria Lokanda Devetak
E. Best SWL station: Staying for 1 night + 1 dinner at Trattoria Lokanda Devetak

The Trattoria Lokanda Devetak is situated in the Karst region in the middle of places related to the 1st World War. See www.devetak.com for more information.

Winners will be our guests during our traditional Club's lunch (spring 2016) if they would assist the awards ceremony. The same is valid for all OMs and friends who will visit us and we will arrange a guided visit to some historical places related to the 1st World War.


Tks QRZ.com 11/1/15

5-15 November 2015

ROMANIA                           "Battle of Posada" Diploma (YR7BP)

Local governments and NGOs in Valcea county each year organize major events to commemorate one of the glorious pages in the history Romania, the battle of Posada from which took place from November 9 to 12, 1330. This battle is considered the start of the historic moment of Romanian statehood.  very year events are held here to commemorate those who died in battle and evoking the historical moment. In this context we call into Romanian amateurs loving memory of history, and we make known foreign amateurs, an important moment in the history of Romanians by contacting a special event station of Posada YR7BP dedicated to the fight in a competition lasting 11 days.

Running: between 5 to 15 November, 2015 inclusive.
Bands and modes: 80 and 40 meters of 3.650 to 3.750 MHz frequencies respectively 7.130 to 7.150 MHz, phone and CW

Categories of participation:
- A. individual stations YO Seniors (over 18 operators);
- YO B. Junior individual stations (stations operated by young people aged under 18, unfulfilled until 22 Feb. 2015);
- C. Stations club YO (operated by at least two operators other than those competing in other classes);

Stations which grant points:
1.YR7BP - special call "Battle of Posada = 10 points
2.YO7KRS - tails radio club callsign, = 10 points
3.YO7YO-Max, = 5 points
4.YO7HKR-Adi, = 5 points
5.YO7GWA - Lee, = 5 points
6.YO7HHE - Coco, = 5 points
7.YO7HUZ - Nicu, = 5 points

Stations who will be operating special call signs and the club station will be awarded points for their personal call signs.
Same station may be worked several times on the same day with the same station if QSO is made on different bands and modes.

Conditions for the qualification "Battle of Posada"
- Completion of a minimum of 100 points during the period 5 to 15 November, 2015
- Completion of at least one QSO with the special call sign with the radio club

For marathon final rankings are drawn up for each category of participation in descending order of the scores obtained;
. The top ten will be announced at QTC;
- The jury will consider only statements made by log stations granting operators points.

Award diplomas
a. Awards will be granted and collective QSL for all participants who qualify, regardless of their participation.
b. For the first three finishers in each category is awarded diplomas free with prizes.
c. After the publication of the ranking participants who qualify for the diploma will be sent until 15 February 2016 on the mailing address of the Association "Radioclubul tails" respectively
Romanian Scouts / Radioclub tails, CP50, OP5, 240 370 - Ramnicu Valcea jud. Valcea.

- Application diploma;
- QSL cards confirming contacts made with stations granting points (enough for one single QSL station, regardless of the date it was worked);
- Photocopy of birth certificate
or CI, for Category B operators;
- Clubs operators shall specify tokens;
- Fee diploma 5 Lei / participant can be paid by postal address association or association RO87BRDE390SV43754163900 deposit account opened at BRD forthe holder Radioclubul Association for the tails.
- For category B diplomas are free. (youthful stations.)
- Envelope self-addressed and stamped A.4

- Awards:  The first three stations ordered by their score in each category will be awarded by the organizers with diplomas and medals

If there are stations that have equal scores after scores tie will be conducted with special callsigns and the club.
Additional information may be obtained from any operator awarded points. One can also get information from contest organizers:
- Jidoveanu George Joachim - YO7HKR, tel. 0744306565, E-mail: yo7hkr@yahoo.com
- Almas Nicholas - YO7HUZ, tel. 0753121244, E-mail: nicualmasi@yahoo.com

Tks Eyran 4X4-2238 11/6/15

1-30 November 2015

ITALY                                                Tuscany Award - 2015

Entry Categories
Stations not Italian
S1) OM foreigners
S2) SWL foreigners

Stations of Tuscany
T2) Stations IA5
T3) Stations IU5
T4) Stations IZ5
T5) Stations IW5
T6) Stations lk5
T7) Stations I5
T8) SWL stations of Tuscany

Stations not Italian Tuscan
I1) OM Italian
I2) SWL Italian
     a. Date and time: From 00:00 UTC on 1 November 2015 at 23:59 on November 30, 2015.
     b. Emission modes: CW, SSB, RTTY
     c. Bands: All HF bands granted in use to the Italian amateur radio in respect of the Band Plan ARI
     d. Listen for stations calling:
          CW / RTTY: CQ CRT5
e. Exchange: RS [T]

Point Values
Stations of Tuscany can contact stations in Italian call area 5 and all the foreign stations. 
Stations not in Italian Tuscany and Foreign Stations can only contact stations in Tuscany getting 5 different point values based on the prefix as shown below:
     1 point for each station prefix I5
     2 points for each station prefix IK5
     3 points for each station and for IZ5 IQ5 stations not belonging to Sections ARI
     4 points for each station prefix IA5 - IW5 - IU5
     5 points for each station prefix IQ5 belonging to the ARI Section of Tuscany

Each corresponding station can be contacted only once per band and mode. Stations with special event call signs not counted. The list of stations is ARI IQ5 located on the site http://www.ari-crt.it/diplomatoscana .

The log must indicate the full name of the radio station operator, the report it passed, the full name of the correspondent and his past relationship; each name will appear once as station heard and not more than three times as corresponding station; the above is valid separately for band and mode.

Awards: For the winners of each category is a prize. For all participants provided a certificate of participation delivered electronically. Log Manager: The program for the management of the Diploma is directly available online at: http://www.ari-crt.it/diplomatoscana where you have to register in advance.

Enter Log: The log will be managed on site http://www.ari-crt.it/diplomatoscana both functionality log on-line or by uploading it later as ADIF file, accrediting on site with the appropriate form, but not later than 15.12.2015.

Internet: http://www.ari-crt.it/diplomatoscana/images/regolamenta.pdf

Tks RadioDX FUN Cluster 11/6/15

Nov 16 - 22, 2015

POLAND                                   90th Anniversary Stefan Zeromski’s Death

The General Kazimierz Raszewski School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR will be active operating a special event station SN9ŘSZ from November 16 to November 22, 2015 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Stefan Zeromski death, of the Polish novelist and dramatist. Zeromski was called the "conscience of Polish literature". Stefan Zeromski is the patron of the Primary School No. 87 in Poznan, where the SP3PGR club is located. "The Stefan Zeromski Award" will be awarded to licensed individual and club stations as well as SWLs.

Requirement: Contact the special event station SN90SZ the required number of time:
a. 4 QSOs/HRDs for SP stations,
b. 2 QSOs/HRDs for outside SP stations,
c. 1 QSOs/HRDs for DX stations,

Send your application by e-mail to the address sp3pgr@wp.pl before the end of November 2015. Applications should include your call, name, surname (name of the club), e-mail address and the list of your QSOs/HRDs. QSOs/HRDs may be repeated in the day on another band or separate days of operation. The award in PDF format is free.

Email: sp3pgr@wp.pl
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/SN90SZ 

Tks QRZ.com 11/22/15

? April to 31 December 2015

SWEDEN                                            The Stockholm-Motala Award

SC8ŘSM is a special event call sign active from April 2015 until Dec 31st 2015 and is activated by SK5SM to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the installation of the Marconi 150 kW

transmitter at Motala LW Broadcast station in May 1935. The Motala LW broadcast station began operations in 1927 with a 30 kW TX built by Marconi. The towers are 120 m high with a cage antenna between the towers. The first TX was replaced 1935 with a 150 kW TX - the strongest BC station in Europe for some time. In 1962 the Motala was taken out of service.

1. Make at least one QSO on four (4) amateur bands, any mode with SC80SM.
2. SWL - log at least one QSO on four (4) amateur bands, any mode.
Just send in a log extract via e-mail to sc80sm@sk5sm.se with the required number of contacts with your name, signal and email address. After checking the logs the Diploma will be sent back as a pdf-file for own printing.

E-mail: sc80sm@sk5sm.se
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/lookup  (SC80SM) 

Tks QRZ.com 8/2/15

1 June to 31 December 2015

SPAIN                                         International Light IYL2015 of Year Award

The year 2015, has been declared byUNESCO as "International Year of Light" and for this reason the ARI has sponsored the IYL2015 diploma, where 4 special event stations have been licensed.

Requirements: contact these 4 stations using CW, SSB and Digital Modes (RTTY and PSK) on 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160 meters.
Each of the special stations may be contacted a maximum of 3 QSOs per day with the same station on each band, one for each mode.
     II0IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Monte Mario (Rome).
     II1IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Pino Torinese (Turin).
     II3IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Asiago and Cima Ekar (Padua).
     II8IYL, installed in the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte (Naples).
     Another 4 stations will be activated with the same call sign operating portable (/ P).

Scoring: 5 points per contact in CW, 4 points in digital and 3 points in SSB.
/P stations will be worth all the same: 2 points in any band and mode.

Requirements for earning the Diploma:
1. -Italian stations, 100 points;
2. -European stations, 50 points;
3. -stations outside Europe, 25 points.

Confirmations: A special commemorative QSL will be sent to those who ask them via direct, via Bureau or Eqsl.
Deadline: Diploma requests may be submitted until February 28, 2016 sent to segreteria@ari-napoli.it , or by postal mail to: ARI di c/o IK8PXZ Vittorio Borriello, Via Iave 142, I-80126 Napoli, Napoli, Italy.
The diploma will be available in electronic format and also on paper, in which case the cost is 10E, and may be paid using the following account of ARI Sezione di Napoli - IBAN IT02A0760103400001002292439.

Web: http://www.ari-napoli.it/
Contact: segreteria@ari-napoli.it

Tks URE.es/awards calendar. 6/19/15

June 1 to December 31, 2015

POLAND                                      35th Anniversary of Club OT-27

This award celebrates the 35th anniversary of the OT-27, GREATER SOUTH PAC, by activation of the individual member radio stations and sponsoring this award. The sponsors are the Polish Amateur Radio Union, Local Branch 27 South Wielkopolska, with its registered office in Ostrow Wielkopolski.  To earn the award, you should contact / SWL individual stations and club stations who will be active during the above period. All Bands and modes may be used. Repeater QSOs OK. Hovever, no QSOs by "cross-band" or "mixed-mode".

Requirements: Earn 35 points by QSOs of the current members of the OT-27 PAC.

a) individual stations of members of the OT-27 ECV = 5 pts.,
b) club stations OT-27 PAC = 10 pts.,
c) any other stations SN-27-GIP = 15 pts.,

Note: All contacts must be with different stations. Repeated QSOs of same station on another band or another mode are not valid.

Award fees:
a. Polish stations, members of the PAC - 10 zl, the remaining 20 zl, payment on account of the OT-27 PAC.
b. Foreign stations dploma cost is 3 EUR / $ 3 or 3 IRC.

Application: send extract from the log of communications, confirmed by two amateur stations, or the parent club, or local branch PAC. Send application and proof of payment to the following address: sp3rnz@wp.pl

Or by mail: Gregory Dobrychlop SP3RNZ, Box 85, 62-510 Konin, Poland.

Electronic Payment:
Sign OT-27 PAC
59 1440 1215 0000 0000 0479 9607
ul. Smigielski 16a / 7
63-400 Ostrow Wielkopolski
Payment title: diploma 35 years OT-27

The current list of individual members, clubs and occasional stations affiliated to the OT-27 is available on the http://ot27.pzk.org.pl , in the section MEMBERS OT-27.

E-mail sp3rnz@wp.pl
Internet: http://www.qrz.com/db/SN27OPW

Tks QRZ.com 6/7/15

June 1 to December 31, 2 015

RUSSIA                                             60th Anniversary of Baikonur

To commemorate the 60 - anniversary of the legendary spaceport of Baikonur. The International amateur radio club for aviators "Fifth Ocean" has established a commemorative diploma top honor this event.

On February 12, 1955, the Central Committee of the CPSU and the USSR Council of Ministers approved the establishment of Research Test Site 5 of the USSR Ministry of Defense (NIIP number 5 USSR Ministry of Defense), designed to test missile technology. This facility was built between two regional centers of Kyzyl-Orda region of Kazakhstan - Kazalinsk and Dzhusaly near the junction Tyuratam railway Moscow - Tashkent. It became the cosmodrome "Baikonur" - the first and largest spaceport in the world.. It covers an area of 6717 km. The official date of birth of the city and the landfill is considered to be June 2, 1955.

The award may be earned by making contacts as shown below between the dates of June 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. The award is available to licensed radio amateurs of all countries for the conduct of (SWL) in the range of 1.8 - 28 MHz.

1. Contacts with Special Event station UP60SPACE, on the 60th - anniversary of the Baikonur (June 2) = 10 points;
2. Contacts with Special Event Station UE40SA, on the 40th - anniversary of the docking of spacecraft "Soyuz" - "Apollo" in the period from July 1 to July 20 = 10 points;
3. Contacts with members of the club "Fifth Ocean" using ... / AM = 10 points;
4. Contacts wtih Members of the club "Fifth Ocean", working on CW = 7 points;
5. Contacts with Members of the club "Fifth Ocean" operating digital modes = 5 points;
6. Contacts with Members of the club "Fifth Ocean", on phone = 3 points;
7. Contacts with members of the club "Fifth Ocean", as well as the call sign of the participants days of activity - R3AS, R7MD, RW3D, R9BB, RA3PPG, RD4CCG, RU3SV / 3, RV3D, RV3YR, UA4LS, UN / RK2B, UN7FW, UN7SB, UN7TWA, UN7THF, UN9LBZ, doing military service or participating in the activities of the MSS or participating in radio expeditions to the area - give an additional 5 points to the above mentioned credits.

Repeated QSOs only permitted on different bands and different modes.
During the week of activity from 1st June to 7 June 2015 allows double credits for members of "Fifth Ocean".
All participants of the activity days that give points for the diploma must send their QSO ADIF file on a site or hamlog.ru RV3YR or send hamlog.ru.

Diploma in electronic form is free, through the issuance of hamlog.ru. If a paper version is wanted, send by registered the fee of $US6 payment via Pay Pal - rv3yr@yandex.ru . For amateur radio operators in Russia and the CIS countries the cost of the diploma in print and view its transmission by registered mail - 200 rubles. Payment by postal order to the address: RV3YR Viktor Borodin, PO Box No 1, Bryansk, 241027, Russia or the card "Sberbank of Russia» No 4276 0800 1196 8253.

For amateur radio operators in Ukraine cost of the diploma in print and mail it by registered mail views - 25 UAH. Payment by postal order to the address: UZ9RR, Yu Pronin, A / I in 1480, Chernihiv, 14033, Ukraine or the card "Privat Bank» No 5168 7553 7582 1291. E-mail: uz9rr@qrz.ru SKYPE: ympron

E-mail: uz9rr@qrz.ru
Internet: http://aviaham.ru
Also: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/2956.html

Tks QRZ.ru 6/2/15

28 June to 31 December 2015

RUSSIA                                                              National Diploma "Literary Heritage of Russia"

The national amateur award program "Literary Heritage of Russia" was established in the "year of literature in the Russian Language, a National Ecoproject "Green Russia" with the participation of radio amateurs and radio clubs of the Russian Federation.

Special event stations will be active starting on 28 June (00 UTC) on 31 December 2015 with special radios R2015X / XX, (where the "XX" will be initials or identification of the famous Russian writers and poets being honored by stations located in the same areas of the territories of the Russian Federation, whose life and work were associated with literature.

To fulfill different classes of this National diploma "Literary Heritage of Russia" you must earn the following number of points for different levels of the award:
Grade 3: 500 points
Grade 2: 1000 points
Grade 1: 1500 points

A special Plaque will be provided for those earning 2,015 points. (This plaque is made of optical glass accompanied with a laser engraved gift box (weight: 0.5 kg).

Point Values:
1. Each QSO / SWL with special radios R2015X / XX, dedicated to the great and famous Russian writers and poets =50 points
2. Contacts with R2015LY = gives 100 points.
3. Repeated QSO / SWL will count for the award if made on different of HF & VHF bands and different modulation types (telephone, telegraph, digital modes). SWL cards should be sent to the Organizing Committee. Contacts with the headquarters (HQ): r2015ly@rambler.ru

The following list of stations are known to be active for the program and each of them counts 50 points for each band/mode combination. The number of contacts made up to 7/17/15 is shown next to their call sign:

R2015AK 0
R2015AS 271
R2015BA 0
R2015BE 0
R2015BK 1187
R2015C 2598
R2015DG 0
R2015DS 1070
R2015EP 3870
R2015GV 0

R2015HV 298
R2015KI 3457
R2015KK 781
R2015KM 3078
R2015L 801
R2015LY 4022
R2015NE 2262
R2015NN 0
R2015NS 665
R2015P 1499

R2015PB 785
R2015PN 0
R2015SA 552
R2015SB 699
R2015SM 10210
R2015SV 1098
R2015TA 2071
R2015TL 764
R2015VV 987
R2015ZE 1739

The website http://www.r2015ly.ru/rules/ contains all the rules for the awards. Active stations will download logs throughout the event, and there will be a page established wherein you indicate your call sign, and your status regarding number of contacts and points earned will be displayed. The Russian site HAMLOG.RU is coordinating all of the data feeds. While it is not immediately apparent, I think that there is NO charge for any of the awards. I have heard several of the "R2015XX" stations now, so they are definitely available.

E-mail: r2015ly@rambler.ru
Internet: http://www.r2015ly.ru/

Tks K1BV Research 7/25/15

7/6/15 to 12/31/15

CZECH REPUBLIC                                                          Mister Jan Hus 600th Anniversary of Martyrdom

The Czech section of the DLC (Club chartered radio amateurs) sponsors the diploma to recognize the 600th anniversary of the martyrdom of Jan Hus Mistra. This is a public holiday in the Czech Republic. Jan Hus was a Roman Catholic priest, Czech medieval progressive religious thinker, a university teacher in years 1409-1410 was the Rector of Prague University, and a well known reformer and speaker. He was born in 1370g-died a martyr's death in1415 in the German city of Constance.

The diploma may be earned by all licensed amateur radio operators and observers.
The award is sponsored by the Chairman of the Czech section of the DLC Jaro (OK1BZ Honor Members KDR: 0463, VETERAN: 614, DIG: 6032, VOLNA: 323).
Your application must contain a statement on diploma required making fair disclosure with the given name and surname, that named the operator + CALLs which declares that the QSO was conducted according to the rules HAM Spirit . Otherwise, the diploma will not be issued.

Requirements: To obtain the diploma, OK stations need 600 points and all others 300 points.
During the period 11-14-15 to 12/2015 point values are multiplied by 2
All modes OK. No use of VHF repeaters or ECHOLINK. All modes (CW, SSB, FM, DIGITAL) OK, and all amateur radio bands OK. Same station may be worked on different bands and modes if the contacts are made on different days.

a. Each applicant must make a minimum 2 contacts with a member of the Czech section of the DLC:

MEMBER LIST and KDR member number:
Pavel OK1KZ/KDR: 0201/OK1KCF/KDR: 0461/
Karel OK1AL/KDR: 0239/
Jaro: 0463//KDR OK1BZ
Alexandr OK2MI/KDR: 1143/
Josef OK1SRD: 0464//KDR + ekv.
Beda OK1DOZ/KDR: 0590/
Jaroslav OK1IRZ:/KDR 0722/
Bohous OK2BOB/KDR: 0749/
Alexandr OM3YCA/KDR: 0081/
Pavel OM3IAG/KDR: 0082

Points required:
a. QSO with the members of the Czech DLC section +60 points
b. QSO with Member us other DLC sections +40 points
c. QSO with the honorary members of the DLC +60 points
d. QSO with members of the DIGUE +30 points

The diploma is issued only in digital form (pdf) on the basis of your application via E-mail: ok1jnl@seznam.cz .
The website of the DLC will contain lists of winning applicants showing: diploma number, date, call signs, of all those who received it. http://www.inter-radio.org/index.php

E-mail: ok1jnl@seznam.cz
Internet: http://www.inter-radio.org/index.php

Tks QRZ.ru 7/2/15

15 July to 31 December 2015

BULGARIA                                        100th Anniversary of First Bulgarian Made Airplane  ( LZ100AJ

This diploma is issued by Radioclub Plovdiv LZ1KSP, to commemorate the construction of the first Bulgarian-made airplane, in memory of it's designer Assen Jordanoff.

Requirements: To obtain the award you need to earn 100 points.

Point Values:
1. QSO with a special call sign station LZ100AJ (mandatory contact) = 20 points.
2. Each QSO with radio stations from Plovdiv, Bulgaria = 10 points.
3. For QSOa with any other Bulgarian stations during this period = 5 points.

Other rules for the award:
The Special event call sign LZ100AJ will be active from 15th of July to 15th of August
2015 using all kinds of modes and bands, including WARC.
Duplicate contacts are not counted.
Same conditions apply for SWL. QSL cards are not required for confirmation.
The award is issued in electronic form only and is FREE.
Award manager - LZ1CY. Applications accepted in Word, Cbr, Excel etc.
Send log extract by e-mail to lz1cy@abv.bg and make sure you provide your full name on the application.

Internet: QRZ.com , LZ100AJ.

Tks Angel LZ1CY 6/20/15

30 November to 11 December 2015

ITALY                                 DIPLOMA IN MEMORY OF IK5JRM ALDO "LUPO BIGIO"


1. Look for activators who will make the call: CQ CQ CALL XXX STATION VALID FOR DIPLOMA IN MEMORY IK5JRM ALDO.
4. BANDS: BANDS USED WILL BE 20m, 40m, 80m


9/ Points Needed:
     3. SWLs need 20 POINTS,




Internet: http://www.grupporadiofirenze.net

Tks QRZ.com 12/8/15

July 28 to December 4, 2015

UKRAINE                                                      1000th Anniversary Death of Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev [EM1000UKW]

(This had to be one of the most colorful awards with a religious motif available this year!)

This award honors the memory of the Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev - the creator of the medieval European state of Kyiv Rus - Ukraine and in connection with the 1000th anniversary of his burial.

The Makarov District Center for Children and Youth Danylo Tuptalo (St. Demetrios Rostov) and Makarov radioklub "AIR" are all sponsors of this commemorative diploma "Kyiv Prince Volodymyr the Great."
Keep alert for Special activations of volunteer operators will be active from 25 locations in Ukraine during the period 28 July to 4 December 2015.

1. Make one contact with EM1000UKW on 28 July 2015.
2. Make three contacts with EM1000UKW between 29 July and 4 December 2015.

The award is in delivered in electronic format and is free of charge. Send a log extract of contact data to us5ucc@gmail.com

Email: us5ucc@gmail.com
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/EM1000UKW 

Tks QRZ.comm 8/2/15

1 October to 31 December 2015

RUSSIA                                           25th Anniversary of the Michurinsk Contest Group

Special event station UE25R will be active from 1 October to 31 December 2015 during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of radio club "MICHURINSK CONTEST GROUP".
A special set of awards has been developed based on making specified numbers of contacts with UE25R.

Point Values:
a. For each contact with UE25R, amateurs from Russia and the countries of Europe are credited with 1 point, and all other stations in the world = 2 points. Repeated QSOs count if the QSOs were made on different bands and modes (PHONE, CW, DIGITAL) .For 160 meter qso points are doubled.

Points needed for AWARDS
1. Diploma of activity days "25 YEARS OF MCG". Full color. Size – A4.
You must score 5 points. Cost - free of charge, in electronic form.

2. Pennant on a rigid backing with full color printing on one side. Size - 29 x 21 cm.
You have to earn7 points.

3. Medal with crystals, the color of gold. Size 45mm. Complete with a metal strip colors of the Russian flag and a plastic storage box. On the reverse side is engraved call sign and name of the applicant. 
You have to earn 10 points.

4. Cup of metallized plastic on a marble base. Complete with plate engraved call sign of the applicant. Color - gold, the size - 22 cm.
You have to earn 15 points.

5. A plaque of pressed wood with a full-color image on an aluminum plate. Color - brushed metal, size - 20 x 15 cm.
You have to earn 17 points.

6. Decorative gift plate, rectangular. Color - Silver, size - 26 x 36 cm.
It is necessary to earn 20 or more points.

The sponsor asks winners of all awards except the paper diploma and pennant to inquire as to the proper fee. Contact: ue25r@yandex.ru or ua3r@arrl.net to clarify cost.
Payment may be made by any means: through PAYPAL, YANDEX money, QIWI Wallet, IRC or post stamps. Production and delivery will be made from 7-10 days after payment is received.

Email: ua3r@yandex.ru

Tks QRZ.com listing for UE25R



1 Nov to 31 Dec 2015

RUSSIA                                     Plaque "25 Years of Miller-DX-Club"

The club celebrates its 25th anniversary and offers a plaque consisting of a substrate manufactured under the precious woods, Photocopying a high quality image on a plate of metal.
To earn the award, contact special event station R25MDC earning at least 3 points. The station will be active from 1 November to 31 December 2015.

Point values:
a. EUROPEAN RUSSIA AND and Europe = 1 point per contact.
b. for radio amateurs from the Asian part RUSSIA AND other stations of the WORLD = 2 points
c. QSOs using 160 meters , points are doubled.

The award fee is 1600 rubles for Russian stations, 1900 rubles for amateurs from CIS countries. All other foreign stations, the cost is $40 made payable to the manager "M-DX-C" in electronic form by the contact information listed below: RQ7L - Lifar Sergey ADDRESS: UL.MILITSEYSKAYA 18 G.MILLEROVO, OBL.346130 ROSTOV RUSSIA

Electronic payment may be sent to RW6LZ@YANDEX.RU card payment SAVINGS number 4276 5200 1004 6858. Applications must include the last four digits CARDS, from which the payment has been made.

Internet: https://hamlog.ru/log/R25MDC/ 
Email RW6LZ@yandex.ru 

Tks QRZ.ru 11/2/15

November 10 to December 20, 2015

RUSSIA                                   Chukotka - 85

Approaching a memorable date for all whose lives have somehow been linked to Chukotka. December 10, 2015 marks 85 years since the founding of the first Chukchi National Okrug. On this day, the Central Executive Committee adopted a resolution "On organization of the national associations in the resettlement areas Small Peoples of the North." In honor of this anniversary, the initiative group of radio amateurs Chukotka Autonomous Region have established a commemorative diploma "Wise P{elike"

What is a Wise Pelike? (A sort of "elf" or mythical creature.)_
Pelike - the keeper of the hearth, he devours human envy, stupidity, trouble, everyday troubles and bad thoughts, digesting all that supplied an abundance of people eating in a dimensionless stomach! However, he is blameless and pure in thought and deed, and exudes laughter, kindness and justice. Pelike brings good luck, happiness and wealth. And it was he who, in our opinion, represents the attitude of people, friendship, mutual assistance in the harsh edges and serves as a symbol of Chukotka.

Holders of a diploma can become any radio amateur who hold between to 1.01. 31.12.2015 of the calendar year due to the Chukotka Autonomous hams, hams Russia, CIS and foreign countries, who had previously worked callsigns and from different settlements of Chukotka, and score at least 85 points. The diploma will be issued in electronic format no cost.

Point Values:
a. For QSO with radio, having the SPS anniversary RC85AO and RC85MP = 25 points.
b. Each contact with the Chukotka Autonomous station = 15 points.
c. Former residents of Chukotka, having a valid call sign at their place of current residence = 5 points.
d. 5 points will be awarded for the radio and with the members of the teams radio expeditions to the islands of Chukotka - R0K (2007.) RI0K (2012.).
e. Duplicate contacts are allowed on different bands, including WARC, and various types of radiation.
f. Radio Amateurs of Chukotka diploma will be issued on the basis of an application sent by the subject of the activity in days (from November 10 to December 10 2015) no less than 100 QSOs.

Other rules:
a. Observers diploma issued on similar terms.
b. Hams of Chukotka and other regions, who have previously lived in Chukotka and having a call on his present place of residence, have put their logs for the entire 2015 to the site for HAMLOG.RU.
c. Founders would appreciate any information to supplement or clarify the list of radio amateurs previously lived in Chukotka ... .. Send your information to: ua0kcx@yandex.ru or ua0kbg@mail.ru .

Send log extract to ua0kcx@yandex.ru .

E-mail: ua0kcx@yandex.ru
Internet: http://www.qrz.ru/awards/detail/3027.html

Image on 2015 file.

1 - 31 December 2015

BELGIUM                                                             December YOTA Month 2015

The entire month of December several youngsters will become active with YOTA as suffix in the call sign. The idea is to expose the amateur radio hobby to young people and to encourage youngsters to be active on the ham radio waves. Feel free to make a QSO with the youngsters, they are happy to get some attention and exchange information. Licensed and unlicensed youth will be making QSO’s, be aware this could be their first radio contact ever and give them a chance to experience a possible new hobby.

Award: To obtain an award you have to contact at least 5 different YOTA Stations.
Several levels of awards can be requested by radio amateurs and SWL's.
Only QSO's made in December 2015 can be used to apply for the awards.

All bands and all modes are valid.
Awards are free, they will be electronically distributed.

Award Levels:
Bronze : 5 worked YOTA stations
Silver : 10 worked YOTA stations
Gold: 15 worked YOTA stations
Platinum: 25 worked YOTA stations

The award creators are collecting QSO information from the various stations active for this award.  Their website has developed a function which allows you to check if you are eligible for the award.  Please enter your call sign and click search.

Home page of YOTA: http://www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/
Rules/On-line log checking: http://www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/award-request/



Tks QRZ.com 12/8/15

1 - 31 December 2015

GREECE                                                        90th Anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) (SX90IARU)

To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of IARU, the Radio Amateur Association of Greece (RAAG) will be active from 1 to 31 December 2015 with the special call SX90IARU on all amateur radio bands and modes CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK.  There is a special award for making contacts with the special event station SX90IARU with the following rules:


GOLD : Contacts on 5 different bands at any mode
SILVER: Contacts on 4 different bands at any mode
BRONZE: Contacts on 3 different bands at any mode

A. The award will be delivered as a image digital file sent to you by e-mail. Send an e-mail to raag-hq@raag.org , on the subject line show "SX90IARU AWARD REQUEST with the following data:

1. Your Call Sign
2. Your Name (to be printed on the award)
3. Level of the award (GOLD – SILVER – BRONZE)
4. List of Contacts with this information: BAND – MODE – DATE – TIME – REPORT.
The award manager will check your contacts in the ClubLog and will send you back via e-mail your requested award free of charge for self-printing.

If you wish to receive a traditional printed certificate, send e-mail to raag-hq@raag.org , subject "SX90IARU AWARD REQUEST with the following data:
1. Your Call Sign
2. Your Name (to be printed on the award)
3. Full postal address
4. Type of award (GOLD – SILVER – BRONZE)
5. Include the following informaton about the contacts ( BAND – MODE – DATE – TIME – REPORT)
6. The fee for covering the awards printing and return postage is 10€ and you can pay it via paypal to the e-mail raag-hq@raag.org The award manager will check your contacts in the ClubLog and will send you back via post your requested award.

After the 4th of January 2016 all contacts will be uploaded on LoTW and Clublog.

E-mail: raag-hq@raag.org

Tks SV1IW E-mail dated 11/22/15


5 - 12 December 2015

KAZAKHSTAN                                        10th Anniversary of ARAL

The Almaty Amateur Radio League (ARAL) will hold a week long activity dedicated to the 10th aniversary of the League between December 5 and 12, 2015. All radio amateurs are welcome to join the celebration.

Program terms:
a. Bands - all.
b. Participants – licensed radio amateurs from all over the world.
c. Scoring:
      A QSO with the ARAL club station using the call sign UP10ARL provides 2 points regardless of the band and mode of emission.
      All other ARAL members - 1 point for QSO with each.

Requirements: In order to obtain the special diploma/plaque dedicated to the 10th ARAL Anniversary participants must score a minimum of 10 points.

Special conditions:
1. Repeating QSOs with the ARAL members on any single band do in various emission modes do not add any additional points to the total score. Only the first QSO with each ARAL member on any single band in any mode gives score.
2. ARAL members who take part in the activity week must make at least 300 QSOs in order to become eligible for diploma/plaque.
3. Any QSOs on any bands and in any modes are valid. During the activity week, all ARAL members regardless of their QTH announce the number of points they give to correspondents during QSO.

Diploma/plaque issuance:
The scoring and issuance of diplomas will be done automatically via the http://arl.hamlog.ru resource where ARAL members will post their logs.
The diploma is provided via http://arl.hamlog.ru free of charge for all those who meet the eligibility criteria. Participants can download their diplomas in either Russian or English language at their choice.

If desired, the participant who met the score requirement (including the ARAL members) can submit an additional request in free form by email at un8cc@mail.ru in order to verify the cost of making and dispatching the plaque to their particular QTH. The participants ordering plaques are required to cover the cost of making and dispatch of their plaque out of their own funds.

E-mail: un8cc@mail.ru
Internet: https://www.qrz.com/UP10ARL 

Tks QRZ.com 12/8/15

1 - 15 December 2015

ITALY                                                         DIPLOMA 61 ° WING

The Italian Amateur Radio Association, Section of Lecce is proud to present the diploma dedicated to the prestigious School of Flight 61st Squadron, located at the military airport "Ten.Pil. Fortunato Cesari "of Galatina (LE).


1. In honor of the flight school and its "61st Wing", located at the airport military Ten. GDP. Fortunato Cesari of Galatina (LE), it was decided to set up for all OM and SWL of the world, called the Diploma: 61 Squadron.

1. all members of the Section A.R.I. Lecce = 1 point,
2. special station HB9DNI (IZ7ECX partner ARI Lecce) from Switzerland = 3 points,
3. station with the callsign of Section IQ7AF =5 points.

Bands: 10-15-20-40-80

The same station may be contacted multiple times on the same day, provided the band or modes are different.

Call: CQ..CQ..Diploma sixty Wing (IZ7XXX) QRZ

Italian Stations 30 points,
European Railway need 15 points
Railway European Extra 5 points
SWL will send 10 reports QSO.

Request of the Diploma: diploma is free in PDF format via e-mail or in hard copy, printed on cardboard, with a contribution of EUR 10 to be sent in or via Paypal (request information by mail).|
The logs must be received by 1/31/2016 to email in Envelope, attaching the log extract exclusively in one of the following formats: Cabrillo, excel, word.
The winner will be the one who has totaled the highest number of points and will be entitled, in addition to the diploma, a wonderful watch pilot ASTROAVIA N93s
The second prize will be a beautiful model scale 1: 100 MB-339A, the aircraft symbol of flight school 61st Wing.
In the case of participants tied, the winner will be drawn.

Internet: http://www.iw3hv.it/diploma-61-stormo-2/

Tks Radio DX Fun Cluster 12/2/15

10-13 December 2015

ENGLAND                                        Ada Lovelace '200th Birthday' GB200DA

The 200th Anniversary of the birth of Ada Lovelace on 10 December 1815 will be commemorated with an Amateur Radio Special Event Station GB200ADA at Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, on 10th to 13th December 2015. 

Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, is internationally recognized as the author of the first computer algorithm which was written for the 'Difference Engine' designed by Charles Babbage to increase the accuracy of astronomical calculations. In 1847, she also predicted that the use of algorithms and computers would some day have far wider applications in science.

This event is organized by the Phoenix Radio Group in partnership with the Youth Hostels Amateur Radio Group. Newstead Abbey is open to visitors on the event days. Opening times can be found on www.newsteadabbey.org.uk .
A special, self-service, downloadable certificate will be available to everyone who makes contact with the Special Event Station GB200AD.

More information about this event is can be found at: www.M0PHX.org.uk and www.YHARG.org.uk .
Email enquiries may be addressed to GB200ADA@PhoenixARC.org.uk

Tks M0YHA 11/30/15

? to 31 December 2015

CUBA                                           CO90IARU 90th Anniversary of IARU Award

Sponsored by the members of the Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) and Grupo DX de Cuba (GDXC) to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the IARU by activating special event CO90IARU until December 31st.

Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. Work CO90IARU on 5 different bands, no matter the modes, and you will receive a Digital certificate at no cost. Send log extract showing all usual QSO information to gdxc@frcuba.co.cu

QSLs will be available via W3HNK.

E-mail: gdxc@frcuba.co.cu

Tks: DX-IS] Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1244