Short Term Awards for QSOs in 2014 

Contacts for awards on this page must be made generally during the calendar year 2014.  
Some of the award periods may range from as short as 4 months to over a year, but all or most of the activity to make your contacts includes some part or all of the year 2014.  
For much shorter term awards (a few days to a month), see this special file. 

Indicates Latest Awards Added to this list.

2014 Annual Term Awards

Date Added:
BELGIUM UBA 14-18 Award ON4CAS X September 5, 2014
BELGIUM UBA International Prefix Hunt 2014 ON7SS/OO9O X January 1, 2014
BULGARIA Diploma All Bulgarian Saints - 2014 PA3CUZ X December 30, 2013
BULGARIA 60th Anniversary of the Radio Club of Plovdiv K1BV Research X March 12, 2014
CROATIA E.S. Penkala Award 9A7DCK X April 24, 2014
CROATIA 90th Anniversary of the Radio Club of Zagreb UT7AW X March 29, 2014
CZECH REPUBLIC Barium 70 Award OK1ZHV X February 8, 2014
CZECH REPUBLIC OK QRP Club 30th Anniversary Award OK1CZ X June 17, 2014
ENGLAND Worked All Britain - Sapphire Anniversary Award PA3CUZ   December 26, 2013
FRANCE Diploma Centennial 1914/1918 (World War I Centennial Award) SP9JPA x March 13, 2014
FRANCE French YL Award 2014 PA3CUZ X June 8, 2014
GERMANY 800th Anniversary City of Bielefeld K1BV Research April 20, 2014
GERMANY Brave Radio Friends Annual Islands Award 2014 DE3EAR X December 3, 2013
GERMANY Brave Radio Friends (BRF)  Anniversary Challenge 2014 DE3EAR X December 3, 2013
GERMANY Brave Radio Friends (BRF) Castle Hunter Award DE3EAR X July 8, 2014
GERMANY 60th Anniversary of the DX Newsletter (DXMB) X January 15, 2014
GERMANY  Pipeline Diploma DH1PAL X Carried over from 2013
GERMANY 50th Anniversary of the Rhine-Rhur DX Club DH1PAL July 8, 2014
ITALY 2000th Anniversary of the Death of Emperor Octavianus Augustus DE3EAR X August 10, 2014
ITALY On the Road a Taste of Cremona Diploma K1BV Research X March 17, 2014
ITALY G.R.A.M.I. Diploma PA3CUZ X Carried over from 2013
ITALY Diploma of Italian Lakes ( D.L.I 2014) PA3CUZ X January 15, 2014
ITALY Diploma ARI San Vicenzo PA3CUZ X Carried over from 2013
KAZAKHSTAN The South Kazakhstan Award   March 12, 2014
NETHERLANDS 30th Anniversary of the DIG-PA DIG-PA X February 28, 2014
NEW ZEALAND ZM90DX - Celebrating 90 Years of Kiwi DX ZL2HAM X Carried over from 2013
NORWAY Norge 1814 Award January 10, 2014
POLAND 80 Years of Amateur Radio in Plock (1934-2014) Award PA3CUZ X July 15, 2014
POLAND Polish Legions 1914-1918 Award K1BV Research X? March 17, 2014
POLAND 30th Anniversary of the Polish Club Radiovideography (PK RVG) PA3CUZ X April 12, 2014
POLAND SP1PBW - 45 Lat W Eterze Award K1BV Research X June 17, 2014
POLAND 150th Anniversary of Birth of Stefan Zeromski SP9JPA X June 29, 2014
POLAND 60th Anniversary of Amateur Radio Powisle and Zhulawy X November 18, 2014
ROMANIA 8th Annual International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics Award K1BV Research X March 31, 2014
ROMANIA Roumanian Radio And Telegraph Anniversary YO6EX X Carried over from 2013
ROMANIA 25th Anniversary of the Romanian Revolution of 1989 X January 1, 2014
ROMANIA Diploma YOFF 2014 PA3CUZ X April 12, 2014
RUSSIA The Northern Urals - Popov's Homeland December 22, 2013
RUSSIA 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Sevastopol X May 11, 2014
RUSSIA SVERDLOVSK AREA-80th Anniversary DH1PAL X February 12, 2014
RUSSIA 230 Years of Simferopol City X December 20, 2014
SWEDEN Umeĺ 2014 Award PA3CUZ X January 22, 2014
TURKEY The TC10SWAT Award DH1PAL X February 9, 2014
UKRAINE 1964 - 2014 - 50 years of Mountain Rescue of Crimea (MRC). PA3CUZ February 3, 2014
UKRAINE The First Pilot of the Arctic PA3CUZ X Carried over from 2013
UKRAINE Flight over the South Pole Diploma UZ9RR X Carried over from 2013
UKRAINE 40th Anniversary of the Radio Club GART DH5MM X May 8, 2014
UKRAINE Lebedyn 360 Diploma X August 10, 2014
UKRAINE U5WF-90 Memorial Award UT7AW X April 12, 2014
URUGUAY Certificate RGS30 - Thirtieth anniversary Radiogrupo South' January 15, 2013
USA YLRL - Favorite Hobby Award PA3CUZ X April 12, 2014

1 August 2014 to 30 November 2018

BELGIUM                                                      UBA 14-18 Award

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One, the Royal Union of Belgian Radio Amateurs (UBA) issues a remembrance award. Between 1 August 2014 and 30 November 2018, applicants must collect at least 1418 points by contacting stations noted below: .

Point values:
1. QSO with special event station OP0PPY = 500 points.
2. Special event stations with prefix OP14, OP15, OP16, OP17, OP18 each contribute 250 points; ( Belgian stations need to work at least three of these stations, other European stations two and stations outside of Europe one).
3. During the month of November of the years 2014-2018 all other Belgian stations will count 30 points.

All bands and modes are permitted, but contacts via terrestrial repeaters, Echolink etc. are not accepted. Every station may be accounted for only once in the AWARD application. There is a special "Endorsement" available if you collect the 1418 points in one calendar year. Five of these "endorsements" are available (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

The award is free of charge, and only available in digital form.  

send your log extract in TXT format and claimed score to ON4CAS at: Email:


Tks ON4CAS 9/5/14

CY 2014

BELGIUM                                             UBA International Prefix Hunt 2014

This is a competition, which runs over the whole year and enables you to measure your achievements in prefix chasing.  Even if you are not a contester you can easily participate because every QSO you make on every HF band counts for the competition.

1. Dates: From January 1, 2013 00:00 UTC until December 31, 2013 23:59 UTC.
2. Bands: All HF bands (160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10m).
3. Categories and modes - Single Operator only (SWL's are also allowed to participate).
     A. Mixed Mode
     B. Phone (SSB, AM, FM)
     C. CW
     D. Digital Modes (RTTY, PSK, etc...)
Everybody starts in Mixed Mode. Once you made a QSO in the other modes the program will automatic calculate the score for the other categories.

4. Points, Multipliers and Final score:
     A. Every different prefix counts 1 point on each band.
     B. Every different prefix counts once as a multiplier.
     C. Final Score: The sum off all prefixes on all bands multiplied by the number of different prefixes.

5. Logs:
Only electronic logs via email in ADIF format will be accepted. Send your log of the past month before the 5th of the following month to the Competition Manager in order to compile an interim results list.
Just export your log of the last month in ADIF. You don’t have to calculate your score yourself.
Last logs must reach the Competition Manager before the 10th of January of the following year.
Name your file "yourcall-month in figures.adi" (ex: ON7SS-01.ADI for the January log). There is no need to mention a claimed score.
All logs will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be made public.
Mail your log to ubaprefixhunt{at}uba{dot}be

6. Certificates: Digital competition certificates will be granted to all participants who reach at least 300 different prefixes.

7. Remarks:
     A.We do count on your ham spirit and expect you to log only QSO’s which took actually place. 
     B. You may enter the competition mid-way during the year, in which case your QSO's start counting from the month before you have send your first log. (ex log send in April, QSO's start counting form march 1)
     C. Only one call sign may be used during the entire year (/P, /M or /A activations are accepted). Holders of different call signs may enter with more than one call sign. If you change your call sign during the year, you can start over again with that call sign. Your score with the old call sign will be retained.
D. This is a Single Operator competition. If your call sign is used during a contest in a Multi Operator category you may not use these QSO's for the competition. For that reason no participation will be accepted from clubstations.



ADIF is a file format commonly used in all logging programs. If you have such a program, you’re all set. If you don’t, then there are FREE/shareware programs available which allow you to enter data from your paper logs and to easily create ADIF files from the logs.   
I recommend "Fast Log Entry" (FLE) which can be downloaded at no cost.

CY 2014    

BULGARIA                                        DIPLOMA ALL BULGARIAN SAINTS- 2014

During the Calendar Year 2014, the Bulgarian Radio Club BLAGOVESTNIK (LZ1KCP) will use the special call signs which have been created in honour of Bulgarian Saints.  They count for the “All Bulgarian Saints” award and 10 points towards “St. Teodosii Tyrnovski” award.


Requirements  -  To obtain the Bulgarian Saints Diploma it is necessary:
a.  For European stations 10 QSO (SWL reports), 
b.  for stations outside Europe – 5 QSO (SWL reports) with different memorial call signs dedicated to Bulgarian Orthodox Saints.


For 2014, these 12 call signs will be used for one month each as follows: 

LZ1375PRB from 01.01.2014 until 31.01.2014
LZ1950SAS from 01.02.2014 until 28.02.2014
from 01.03.2014 until 31.03.2014
from 01.04.2014 until 30.04.2014
from 01.05.2014 until 31.05.2014
from 01.06.2014 until 30.06.2014
from 01.07.2014 until 31.07.2014
from 01.08.2014 until 31.08.2014
from 01.09.2014 until 30.09.2014
from 01.10.2014 until 31.10.2014
from 01.11.2014 until 30.11.2014
from 01.12.2014 until 31.12.2014


The cost of the paper Diploma is 5€ and it may also can be obtained free of charge in electronic format by e-mail.
Please send applications to:
For paper version of the Diploma please send: 5 EUR to the PayPal account:
QSL cards are not necessary, only a log extract.
For each year Diploma will be issued with a separate numbering:
No / 2014 and etc.
Only memorial call signs will be changed and Diploma can be obtained every year for QSO’s within period from January 01 until December 31 for the relevant year.






CY 2014

BULGARIA                           60th Anniversary of the Radio Club of Plovdiv

LZ60KSP is a special call sign, celebrating the 60th anniversary of LZ1KSP – the on air sign of radio club of Plovdiv. A special QSL card will be issued to confirm every contact made with ."60 years LZ1KSP".

The "60 years LZ1KSP" award is open to all radio amateurs and SWL under the following conditions:

Requirements: applicants must earn at least 60 points for contacts with stations located in Plovdiv.

Point Values:
a. each QSO with LZ60KSP, LZ1KSP or LZ7J = 10 points.
b. each QSO with other stations located in Plovdiv = 5 points.

Only two-way contacts during the period from 01.01.2014 to 31.12.2014 count for the award. All bands and modes may be used as permitted by local licensing authority. Contacts via active repeaters do not count. Duplicate contacts (with same station) for European applicants do not count. For stations outside Europe such duplicate QSO’s are accepted if band or mode are different for each one. SWL OK under the same rules.

The award is issued in electronic format only and it is free of charge.                   

QSL cards are not required, just send a log extract via e-mail using any common format to LZ1CY: ( lz1cy"at"

E-mail: lz1cy "at"

Tks K1BV Research 3/12/14

29 March to 31 December 2014

CROATIA                                            90th Anniversary of the Radio Club of Zagreb

In order to celebrate their 90th anniversary, the Radio Club of Zagreb (founded 29.03.1924.), and one of the oldest radio clubs in Europe, offers this special award in PDF format.

1. All radio amateurs who make the required number of contacts with Radio club Zagreb stations and club members can apply for the award. The contacts that qualify are the HF (including WARC bands), VHF/UHF, amd any mode other than contacts repeaters or internet links such as ks as echo link, VoIP etc., according to the IARU band plan. Contacts must be made during the period 29 March 2014 to 31 December 2014.

2. Only 7 points are needed in order to qualify for the award.

3. Active club stations call signs with point values:
9A90Z = 4 points
9A1ADE = 2 points
9A1EPC = 2 points

Each club member = 1 point.
The list of club members (valid 1 point):
0     9A0W
1     9A1II 9A1IW 9A1R
2     9A2CD 9A2DO 9A2EY 9A2GA 9A2HQ 9A2IJ 9A2JH 9A2JS 9A2JY 9A2JZ 9A2MR 9A2NS 9A2NV 9A2OV 9A2QB 9A2RK 9A2RV 9A2SC 9A2TX 9A2UO
4.    9A4A 9A4EP 9A4TB 9A4ZZ
9     9A9B

4. Each call sign may be counted only one time in your GCR list (for example, 9A90Z + 9A1ADE + 9A1R = 7 points)

5. Application for the award can be sent only via e-mail to award manager (email: ) in a GCR-list format (link) and must contain all the information that is normally listed in the log and include the data to be printed on award (your name and call sign) . QSL cards are not required but the award manager reserves the right to verify the logged data.

6. After the data is checked the award will be sent as soon as possible via e-mail, in PDF format, to the award applier. Award is in PDF format and FREE OF CHARGE.

7. Award staff: 9A0W President of Radio Club Zagreb and 9A2GA Award manager (email: ).

8. The Application form is available on their web site.


Tks Victoria, UT7AW 3/29/14

20 April to 31 December 2014

Croatia                                             The E. S. Penkala award

On occasion of 143rd birth anniversary of Mr Eduard Slavoljub Penkala, bulletin issues an e-award. 
Eduard Penkala was a Croatian engineer and inventor, born in Hungary, now Slovakia on April 20, in 1871., He died in Zagreb, 5 February 1922. His talents embraced many differnet areas, and includes 70-80 inventions in the fields of mechanics, chemistry, physics, and aeronautics.  He is known for inventing the mechanical pencils and fountain pens which used a solid type of ink. His patents are registered in more than 35 countries worldwide.

This award can be won by any licenced amateur or SWL according to the rules listed below.
Each and every applicant should comply with all legal regulations of their country and good practice of the Ham spirit worldwide.
Earn the number of points shown below between April 20th (00:00 UTC) and December 31st (23:59 UTC) 2014.

Contact stations from countries in which Penkala lived during his lifetime.
Only qso's with amateurs from 9A, HA, OM and SP count for this award.  The table below shows the number of points per country for each contact. 
     9A – 10 points
     HA – 5 points
     OM – 5 points
     SP – 5 points

Award is issued in four levels:
E. S. PENKALA – minimum 40 points

All amateur bands and modes can be used according to IARU Region 1 band plan. Qso's may be established also during contests, but qsos via repeaters and transponders will not be permitted for award value. Each station may be contacted only once independently of band and mode.  Award applications may be submitted on standard GCR form or as electronic data file created by simple text files (notepad etc.) and sent to the following e mail address:


Tks 9A7DCK 4/24/14 

March 1, 2014 to December 31, 2019

Czech Republic                        Barium 70 Award

This award commemorates the 70th anniversary of the landing and operation of the Barium paragroup in occupied Czechoslovakia during World War II. In their honor, Radio club OK1OHK issues a special amateur radio award named „Barium 70".  The award period will recognize valid QSO`s made from 1st March 2014 to 31th December 2019. The rules are the same for amateur radio operators and SWL’s around the world.

Requirements: All applicants must earn at least 70 points. For applicants under 18 years it is sufficient to reach 35 points

Point values for applicants from OK :
a. QSOs with a station operating in the districts of : FHB , FHK , FJI , FNA , FPA , FRK , FSE , FSV, FTR , FOU = 1 point
b. QSO with stations OK1TAM, OK1SCJ, OK2PBL = 1 point.
c. QSO with a station in the UK (including GD, GI, GM, GU, GW) = 2 points
d. QSO with station OK7OBA = 3 points.
e. QSO with station OK7BAR = 3 points.
f. QSO with station OK6BAR = 3 points
g. QSO with station OK2BAR = 3 points.

Point values for applicants outside OK:
a. QSO with a station in the UK (incl. GD, GI, GM, GU, GW) = 2 points
b. QSO with a station in the OK (incl. OK, OL) = 2 points.
c. QSO with station OK7OBA = 3 points.
d. QSO with station OK7BAR = 3 points.
e. QSO with station OK6BAR = 3 points.
f. QSO with station OK2BAR  + 3 points.

For CW QSO the points are multiplied by two.

In one day it is possible to make 1 QSO with the same station on one band and one operating mode. The same station may be worked on different bands or different modes on the same band.  Contest QSO are OK. All bans and modes ok, except QSO`s made via repeaters are not valid

Request for an award must contain an excerpt from the log and an affidavit of compliance with award rules and permitting conditions of the applicant country.
Price for printed award in OK or OM is 200 CZK, other countries the fee is 10€ or $US10.
Electronic award is issued free of charge.

Mailing address: Vojtech Horak, DDM, Rautenkrancova 1241, 500 03, Hradec Kralove , Czech Republic.

E-mail: ok1zhv(at)


Tks OK1ZHV 2/8/14
(Change 2/13/14)

Calendar Year 2014


On the occasion of 30 years of its existence, the OK QRP Club is sponsoring an OK QRP Club 30th ANNIVERSARY AWARD . To qualify, make 30 QSOs with OK QRP Club members during the calendar year 2014. Two way QRP contacts are valid from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 regardless of band or mode. OK QRP Club membership numbers may be obtained during the contact or may be found on the club web pages: .

All claims must be submitted in the form of a log extract containing: date, time UTC, band, callsign, report sent and received, membership number. Each claim must include signed declaration: "All the contacts were made in accordance with the terms of my radio licence and 5W output was not exceeded", and should be sent by e-mail to the Club Award Manager, Libor, OK1FPL, to: . The award will then be e-mailed to the applicant as a pdf file. The Award is free of charge and is also available to SWLs.

Tks Peter OK1CZ
OK QRP Club chairman

CY 2014

ENGLAND        Worked All Britain - Sapphire Anniversary Award

The year 2014 marks the 45th Anniversary of the Worked All Britain Awards Group (W.A.B.), founded by the late John Morris, G3ABG. To celebrate this occasion, for this year only, we are issuing an Award based (loosely) on the number 45.   The 45th anniversary, whilst not widely celebrated, is traditionally called the Sapphire one. WAB have decided to break the mould and celebrate this anniversary by introducing a Sapphire Anniversary award. 
The award is based on the number 45 and the different levels of this award have endorsements corresponding to the less usual anniversaries.
There will be 5 stages of the award, culminating in a trophy for the top (Sapphire) class. There are two categories of the award depending on the global location of the station and the frequencies used for collecting and a further one for activating the award. 

The requirements are as follows:


Points Required

Minimum # of Squares for UK and EU HF

Minimum # of squares Outside EU HF



























1 Point for each 45 W.A.B. Grid Squares
1 Point for each 45 Book Holders (Not Book Numbers)
1 Point for each 5 Large Squares
1 Point for each "45" Square (e.g. SP45) 
1 Point for each 5 Islands
1 Point for each W.A.B. club station worked/heard each month (2 points available each month)
1 Point for each 5 DXCC Countries in which you work/hear a W.A.B. member

Point values for Outside EU/HF
2 Points for each 45 W.A.B. Grid Squares
2 Points for each 45 Book Holders (Not Book Numbers)
2 Points for each 5 Large Squares
2 Points for each "45" Square (e.g. SP45)
2 Points for each 5 Islands
2 Points for each W.A.B. club station worked/heard each month (4 points available each month)
1 Point for each 2 DXCC Countries in which you work/hear a W.A.B. member

HF is defined for this Award as 1.8 MHz and higher,

Lower level certificates must be claimed either before or at the same time as a higher stage

All contacts must be made within the 2014 calendar year, i.e. 1st January - 31st December 2014. Refer to the WAB website: for appropriate fees.

As with all W.A.B. Awards, this one may be  endorsed for individual bands/modes.

Award Rules Internet:
Home page Internet:

Tks PA3CUZ 12/26/13

1 March - 31 December 2014
Revised 4/14/14

FRANCE                                      Diploma Centennial TM1914/1918

1 March to 31 December 2014

To celebrate the centenary of the 1914/1918 war, a special activation will take place throughout 2014 in various departments (counties) of France.
A common certificate has been developed among the departments in which the conflict took so many lives.

The goal of the award is to contact as many TM 1914/1918 stations as possible, from the list of special callsigns, on any bands or modes (including via repeater!), to acquire the certificate. Moreover, all those having special TM call signs with links with the centenary of the 1914/1918 war can participate in the activation. At least 12 "TM-XXXX" call signs will be active giving all stations a good chance to earn the award. Others may join the official list of active stations and should contact to be added to the list.

1. General - This certificate was created as part of the activities of commemoration of the centenary of war 1914/1918. The aim is to contact various special event stations (TM), the list of which is shown below.
2. Rules
a. This certificate can be acquired by any station having an official amateur licence or SWL number.
b. Activity starts the 1st march 2014 until December 31st, 2014.
c. Contacts can be made on all bands of amateur service, any merged modes, except contests. Contacts via repeaters are allowed.
d. Stations to be contacted use the TM prefix of centenary 1914/1918 on the proscribed list.
e. Every QSO must contain the call sign of the heard or contacted station, the date, the hour, frequency, mode and the report.
f/ For SWLs, the request for a certificate will have to contain both the TM callsign and the callsign of the contacted station, date, time and frequency.

3. List of the Special Call signs
Period from March 1st, 2014 till December 31st, 2014

1. Department 02 TM02REF        2. Department 08 TM8FDA
3. Department 51 TM1GM          4. Department 54 TM5BDF
5. Department 55 TM100LGG     6. Department 57 TM?? xxx
7. Department 59 TM59FDL       8. Department 60 TM60GW
9. Department 62 TM62PGM     10. Department 67 TM44RT
11. Department 80 TM80GW     12. Department 88 TM44RT

(This list is likely to grow during the year due to the addition of other departments.)

4. QSO Requirements: 
Bronze Award: contact 3 activations of different TM 1914/1918
Silver Award: contact 4 activations of different TM 1914/1918
Gold Award: contact more than 5 activations of TM 1914/1918

The request for a certificate must be sent to the certificate manager, Patrice F1JES ( ), by email ONLY (no QSL required) containing call signs, dates, times, frequencies and reports, of TM 1914/1918 stations contacted. No cost involved.
The certificate will be transmitted in electronic version (free) from December 2014, and requests must be made before January 31st 2015.

Image saved as: Tm02ref.jpg



Tks SP9JPA and SQ6CU 4/13/14

1 July to 31 December 2014

FRANCE                                          French YL award 2014

This diploma can be obtained by all OM or YL stations who have official licence, or SWL licence/number. Contact a YL stations from France, Monaco 3A, or Andorra C3 on all bands in all modes during the period 1 July to 31 December 2014. Activations and special call signs (TM, DFCF, DMF, FFF, etc.) are permitted.

Each QSO reported must show the callsign contacted or listened station, the name, date, time, frequency, mode and signal report.

The award is available in 3 levels:
Diplôme Bronze : 300 points
Diplôme Argent : 600 points
Diplôme Or : 1000 points

Point values: (YL callsign can be contacted only one time per frequency and mode.)
1 YL on SSB = 30 points
1 YL on CW = 100 points
1 YL on RTTY, PSK = 50 points
1 YL on VHF USB = 150 points
1 YL on VHF FM = 100 points
1 YL on UHF FM = 100 points
1 YL on UHF USB = 150 points

The request for the award should be send to the award manager Claudine F5JER at f5jer@) with the file « liste QSO_diplome » using the following file and it’s format as found online:

The diploma is free and will be send by email only. No QSLs needed.


Tks PA3CUZ 6/8/14

CY 2014

GERMANY                                        800th Anniversary City of Bielefeld

The city of Bielefeld celebrates its 800th anniversary during 2014 and offers a commemorative award to mark this occasion. 
The award is issued for contacts made using CW, SSB, Mixed Modes and RTTY/Digi Modes. Contacts must be made during the year 2014.

Requirements: A minimum of 40 points is required.

Point Values:
1. QSO with the special event call DR8ŘŘBI = 10 points (only once).
2. QSOs with one of our club calls DLŘBI, DLŘUBI, DFŘMV, DLŘPG, DFŘDX = 5 points each. (only once per station)
3. QSOs with club members of NŘ1 and NŘ2 = 3 points.

Send GCR list and fee of 10E or $US15. (Stations inside the European Union are requested to pay in Euros.) to: Hans-Jürgen Bartels, DL1YFF, Nesselstr. 39, D-33699 Bielefeld, Germany.


Tks K1BV Research


GERMANY                                     Annual Islands Award 2014 by Brave Radio Friends

To support the IOTA award program, we offer this award to all interested island hunters (OP or SWL). During calendar year 2014, work or hear amateur radio stations operating from as many different IOTA groups as possible. Each group only counts once in the year (no band or mode restrictions).

Award Classes:
Basic: 10 IOTA groups
Bronze: 25 IOTA groups
Silver: 50 IOTA groups
Gold: 75 IOTA groups
Diamond: 100 IOTA groups

The award is available electronically as a pdf only. There is no award fee. 
Application by log extract via e-mail to:


Tks DE3EAR 12/3/13 


GERMANY                                      Brave Radio Friends (BRF)  Anniversary Challenge 2014

In December 2004,  members of Kurzwellenfreunde (Shortwave friends) Brand decided to found the "Bavarian Radio Friends", which was practically the birth of BRF (which is now known as Brave Radio Friends). To celebrate this tenth anniversary BRF offers this challenge to all amateur radio operators (OP) and amateur radio listeners (SWL).  Every applicant fulfilling the requirements below will receive the Challenge Award. It must be applied for electronically to and it will be sent as a pdf-file. There are no awards fees.

To receive the award, the applicant must fulfil the following requirements during the calendar year 2014.
Part I: work or hear stations from 40 different DXCC-entities from at least 3 continents. 
Part II: work or hear islands from 30 different IOTA numbers.
Part III: work or hear stations operating from 10 different WWFF areas.
Part IV: work or hear stations operating from 10 different lighthouses (real lighthouse activations; not WLOTA!)
Part V: work or hear stations operating from 10 different castles. Taking into consideration that castle activations outside Europe are very rare, stations outside Europe can substitute any missing castle through another lighthouse or another WWFF area.

This makes a required total of 100 QSOs/heard.  One QSO can only be counted for one part. For example: If a DL-station works from a lighthouse on a German IOTA island in a DLFF it can be counted for either Part I (DL) or Part II (IOTA-Number EU….) or Part III (WWFF DLFF…) or Part IV (lighthouse FED…)

Jokers (wild card QSO): A QSO/heard with a member of BRF can substitute as a joker any missing station in parts I to V. If you use more than one joker, these jokers must be different members!

We recommend that participants in the Challenge use the word file from our website for the application.

The deadline for the application is February 28, 2015.


Tks DE3EAR 12/3/13 

CY 2014

GERMANY                                                   Brave Radio Friends: Castle Hunter Award

The international DX club Brave Radio Friends sponsors this award which can be obtained as a separate award annually by amateur radio operators or SWLs for making contacts with/SWL of stations operating from at least 20 different castles worldwide in a calendar year. There is a different award design for each year. The first calendar year for which you can apply for the award is 2005.

All that is needed is that you send in a list of QSOs with stations from twenty castles worked/heard in the respective year. There is only one award class. All the years from 2005 until 2014 are available.

The award is available only as free pdf version and you can apply by sending the list to .


Tks DE3EAR 7/8/14

GERMANY                             60th Anniversary of the DX Newsletter (DXMB)
                                                [Special DOK "60DXMB"]

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the German DX newsletter ( DXMB ).  2014 is the 60th anniversary of the DX newsletter DXMB. The DARC E.V. sponsors this award for all users and contributors of the information over the past years.

During the period from 1 January to 31 December 2014 , earn a total of 60 points using the point values shown below:
A. QSO with DJ60DXMB = 2 points.
B . A QSO with either DK0DX or DA0HQ must be worked (one only) and = 10 points.
C. QSO with ten different DL stations = 1 point each.
D. Twenty different non-DL stations = 1 point each..

DJ60DXMB = 20 points
DK0DX = 10 points
10 x DL = 10 points
20 x non DL 20 points = 60 points
Total points = 60.

All bands and modes may be used. The diploma is only issued as a downloadable PDF document. All connections must be verified on the DCL. (The German equivalent of LOTW).
There is no paper version.
The diploma fee is EUR 3 should be sent to Diploma Manager DL4BBH.

Applications may be claimed on and after the end of January 2014

Tks 1/2014

1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015

GERMANY            EuCW Snakes and Ladders

About Snakes and Ladders - This is a little different than the usual award or certificate.  It is a year long QSO marathon which incidentally offers a certificate for your partial or complete efforts in encouraging CW contacts with EU stations.  The following text copied from the EUCW website: 

This activity is being introduced into the EuCW calendar for 2014. It will begin on 1.April 2014 and run through until 31.March 2015. The goal of this activity is to promote the use of CW on the CW-portions of the amateur radio bands, and above all to stimulate operators to establish contacts with counterparts equally divided over Europe. Points may be earned by participants based on locator squares, reflecting their efforts to spread their CW activity over Europe.

A certificate will be awarded to every entrant who submits six or more scoring entries to the activity and an endorsement will be added to the certificate for those who submit a qualifying entry for every one of the twelve operating periods. Call-signs of participants who have earned 1st award, 2nd award and 3rd award, will be published on 1.June 2015 as part of a list of all participants and their points earned.

Please note that this is an activity and not a contest. Operators are encouraged to have relaxed QSOs, that take at least five minutes to complete. The activity should be equally accessible for the experienced as well as the new operators, so where necessary speed should be reduced (QRS).

How it works

The activity is based on the well-known board game Snakes and Ladders. A version of the game is also known as Chutes and Ladders. It is a classic board game, wherein the board is divided into 100 squares. The object of the game is to navigate one's game piece, according to dice rolls, from the start (bottom square) to the finish (top square), helped or hindered by ladders and snakes respectively. Ladders progress a player towards the finish, snakes regress him towards the start. In our version of the game the board is made up from the map of the continent of Europe and the individual squares are the locator squares on the map (see section “European Countries and Locator Squares”). Ladders and snakes are derived from the total set of QSOs provided for a complete period of activity, as further explained below (see section “The Activity Manager”).

Contacts can be made on any band from 160M to 2M (60M and 4M excluded), but always in accordance with IARU Region 1 band plans applicable at the time of the contact. Contacts must be CW and must be made point-to-point, excluding contacts made through repeaters and satellites. Any station may be contacted and logged only once on any day per band. A qualifying contact must be made station to station. In a multi-station net, an individual station to station QSO outside of the net must be established to qualify for this activity.  (Much more on their website linked below.)

Internet (home page EUCW) 
Rules for EU Snakes and Ladders: 

Tks UT7AW 4/6/14


1 Dec 2013 to 30 Nov 2014

GERMANY                                              Pipeline Diploma

The German Amateur Radio Club , local chapter Schwedt / Oder DOK Y19 , offers this short-term diploma for all radio amateurs and SWL 's to mark the 50th anniversary of the of oil pipeline " Druzhba " which begins in Russia and provides energy to Eastern and Western Europe.

The Druzhba pipeline has been referred to as the Friendship Pipeline and the Comecon Pipeline is the world's longest oil pipeline and in fact one of the biggest oil pipeline networks in the world. It carries oil some 4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi) from the eastern part of the European Russia to points in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany. The network also branches out into numerous pipelines to deliver its product throughout the Eastern Europe and beyond. The name "Druzhba" means "friendship", alluding to the fact that the pipeline supplied oil to the energy-hungry western regions of the Soviet Union, to its "fraternal socialist allies" in the former Soviet bloc, and to western Europe. Today, it is the largest principal artery for the transportation of Russian (and Kazakh) oil across Europe. Tks to WIKIPEDIA


Requirements: Make QSOs with stations whose QTH or territory is in the vicinity of the pipeline (see prefix ). All modes except Packet and EchoLink may be used. Each station counts only once. QSOs OK from 1.8 to 28 MHz.

The following points must be achieved :
a. DL stations need 50 points.
b. all other European stations need 40 points.
c. DX stations need 30 points.
Up to 5 stations may be used for point credit from each area as shown below:

Prefix table :
Russia: (RA / R / U / UA)
R4P , R4Q , R4R ( OBL -TA ) ,R3G , R5G ( OBL LP )
R3Y , R5Y ( OBL -BR) 2 Points
QSO with the city Almetyevsk 5 Points

Belarus (EU / EW)
EU3 , EU 6 , EU8 2 Points
QSO with the city of Gomel = 5 Points

OM1, OM3, OM8 = 2 Points
QSO with the City of Bratislava = 5 Points

Poland (SP / SQ / 3Z)
SP1 Gryfino -GN * , SP4 , Siemiatycze -SM * , SP5 , Plock PL * = 2 Points
QSO with the Plock -PD * = 5 Points
* Poland - note Only stations from the above circuits in accordance SPPA Award list. SPPA - Ask Polish stations for their code.

Hungary (HA/ HG )
HA0 , HA7 = 2 Points
QSO with the City of Szazhalombatta = 5 Points

Ukraine (UR / US / UT)
UR5D , UR5W , UR5X = 2 points

YL1 , YL2 , YL3 = 2 Points.
QSO with the city ofVentspils = 5 Points.

German stations with DOK Y19 & Y16 = 5 Points.
QSO with the special station DM50PCK counts only once = 10 points

The activity of DM50PCK station and the duration of the pipeline diploma begins on 1 December 2013 and ends on 30 November 2014. The award is free of charge and will be provided in the form as a JPG formatted image to you via e-mail. Apply by e-mail sending a log extract of the contacts made and the point value for each that you are claiming. Deadline for all logs is 31 March 2015.

Apply to the following email addresses:

E-mail (1)

Tks DH1PAL 11/8/13 Change 7/9/14 tks AA1VX

GERMANY                                                50th Anniversary Rhine-Ruhr DX Association (RRDXA)

Earn at least 50 points by contacting RRDXA members from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. 
The award is issued in the following categories: - CW - SSB - Mixed - RTTY/Digi Modes.
Their web page contains a log search which may come in handy to measure your progress towards earning the award.

a. QSOs with the special event call DR50RRDXA count 10 points
b. QSOs with club stations abroad CR3L and LX7I count 5 points
c. QSOs with RRDXA members count 2 points

All QSOs must be dated between July 1st, 2014 and June 30th, 2015. RRDXA-Members are listed in the RRDXA-Memberlist. QSOs with club members and club stations count only once (no multiband QSOs). Contest QSOs as well as non-contest QSOs are valid but no repeater-QSOs. Interested OMs/YLs can use the Anniversary Online Log to verify if they have already enough QSOs/points for the award application.  Please send award applications to: Dieter Ziehn, DK4QT, Unter der Howe 8, D-33813 Oerlinghausen, Germany.

For the application it is sufficient to just send a list of QSOs (or print the output of the online search) along with fee of 10 Euros or 15 US-Dollars. Due to the rising and high costs of mail please be so kind and add 1 (one) valid IRC from European countries (EU) to your application. Europeans are kindly requested only to pay in Euro. Applicants from all countries outside Europe are kindly requested to add 2 (two) valid IRC's (no money, please).


Tks DH1PAL 7/8/14


ITALY             2000th Anniversary of the Death of Emperor Octavianus Augustus

2014 marks the 2000th anniversary of the death of the Roman Emperor Octavianus Augustus who died on August 19th, 14 A.D. This diploma will be issued to OM/SWL who have made QSO/HRD with at least 40 of the following DXCC countries which were a part of the Roman Empire, All contacts must be made during the year 2014 :

34. LIBYA 5A
38. MALTA 9H

An endorsement may be requested for single modes only of CW, SSB, Mixed, etc.

QSO/HRD validity is 1.1.2014 – 31.12.2014 and the application deadline is December 31st 2015. The award is free of charge, and will be sent to you via email in the format of a PDF or JPEG file. Send your application via email to the award manager IK3GER, Paolo Corsetti,


Tks DE3EAR 8/8/14

16 March to 28 Sept. 2014

ITALY                                         On the Road a Taste of Cremona Diploma

Sponsored by the ARI Cremona for the purpose of encouraging amateur radio activities in the area of Cremona and enhancing the culinary traditions of the land.

1. PARTICIPATION: open to all OM and SWL from all over the world. Contact stations belonging to the ARI section of Cremona and the wildcard station IQ2CY.
2. DATE : From 00.00 UTC on March 16, 2014 at 24.00 UTC on September 28, 2014
3. BANDS: All HF amateur bands (WARC included)
4. MODES : SSB and digital modes
5. CONTACTS : Stations belonging to ARI Cremona will call "CQ High Road taste of Cremona " and pass you a signal report RS (T ). The same station can be connected several times on different dates or on the same day but on different bands and modes.
6. SCORES :Each station is connected is worth 1 point , while the QSO with the station Jolly (or wildcard) IQ2CY is worth 3 points .
7. DIPLOMA : To earn the award, which is a certificate of participation , you must have earned at least 30 points.
8. DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED: To earn the Diploma, earn the 30 points, and send the custodian an e-mail with a log extract in the format " adif " , no later than 31/12/2014 to the address : diplomi[at] .indicating the name of the applicant. IIK2WJT Mauro , is the custodian, and after checking will issue the certificate. The e-award is free of charge, but if you wish a printed copy, you should pay award fee of 10€.


1 July 13 to 30 May 2014

ITALY                                                 G.R.A.M.I Award

Contact members of the Gruppo Radioamatori Aeronautica Militare Italiana between 1 July 2013 and 30 May 07:00 UTC 24:00 UTC 2014 which are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Italian Air Force. SWL OK.  There are no band limitations and modes are SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31.

a. Italian stations need 15 points.
b. All others need 20.

Point values:
a. Members of Grami = 1 point each in SSB and 3 points on CW, PSK31 and RTTY.
b. The Joker station (wildcard) IQ0UT = 5 points regardless of mode.
c. Same station may be worked for award credit if QSO is made on a different band or in another mode.

The award sent by e-mail in PDF format for is FREE OF CHARGE.  A paper version of the award costs for 10€ for European stations and 15€ for all others..  
Apply for the award no later than September 30, 2014.

Internet: and

Tks PA3CUZ 5/22/13

ITALY                                            Diploma of Italian Lakes ( D.L.I 2014)

Contact stations who identify themselves as operating on or near Italian lakes listed in reference material published by the sponsors. This award is offered on an annual basis and was started to publicize the ham radio activities with portables and to encourage tourism. It is available free of charge by all OM and SWL who have reached the indicated score during the calendar year.

a. Italian stations must have worked at least 10 references:
b. European stations need 5 references.
c. All others need 3 references.

All the requests must be sent via e-mail to the Award Manager. The QSL cards are not required, just the log extract. The Award is sent only via e-mail (From I1ABT :size 1 Mb, format jpg or PDF).
The Application must contain the List of the worked references with all QSO data and the choice of category (SSB, SSB-40, CW, RTTY, QRP, etc.
The Hunters activities are in the web-site as TOP SCORES. The ranking is permanent and to be inserted in the list it is necessary to send the updates to the DLI Manager, without cluttering of duplicates.


1 Feb 2013 to 31 Jan 2014

ITALY                                            Diploma ARI San Vincenzo.

Issued to recognize the 40th anniversary of ARI San Vincenzo, which was founded in February 1974.
1. Participation: all OM and SWL Italians and foreigners.
2. Period: 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014, the period coinciding with the 40th year of activities of the Section.
3. Bands and modes: all HF bands from 80 to 10 meters including the WARC in all modes.
5. Requirement for the award: Make at least two contacts (SWL) with the station IQ5SK.
These contacts/SWL must be on different dates and on different bands.
6. The contacts must be confirmed by QSL via bureau or if desired by the site
Requesting the Diploma: Send application by e-mail to:
The request must specify: The full name of the applicant plus a log extract of the two contacts/SWL including date, time, mode, band, and name of the operator of IQ5SK. This will be checked against the official log of IQ5SK.

A copy of the diploma dated and numbered will be sent via a PDF file of about 900 KB to the email address provided by the applicant. The applicant should print in precisely the Diploma on a sheet of glossy photo paper of A4 size, using a common printer, setting the print quality as photos or better. The diploma is free. A list of those stations earning the award will be announced via the website, .

Tks PA3CUZ 4/28/13

15 Feb - 31 Dec 2014

KAZAKHSTAN                             The South Kazakhstan Award

The diploma is founded by KFRR branch of Southern Kazakhstan area in honor of the 650th anniversary of the city of Shymkent and the 2200nd anniversary of the settlement Nadzhikent.
Earn at least 20 points for contacting stations located in South Kazakhstan on or after 15 February 2014 using all approved bands and modes.

Point Values:
a. each radio contact with club station UN8NWA = 5 points.
b. each radio contact with amateur stations of the city of Shymkent (UN0N, UN7NR, UN7NA, UN7NF, UN7NC, UN7NBR) = 3 points.
c. each radio contact with amateur stations UN7NU, UN7NB, UN7NK, UN7NP, UN7NFD, UN7NDX = 2 points.
d. each radio contact with amateur stations of the areas and the cities of area (UN-N) = 1 point.
e. each radio contact in the VHF range (144 MHz above) and 160M band = doubled points.
f. special days of activity are: 15-24 February, 22 - 24 March 2014. City Day 25-26 Oct.2014, and on the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan 16 – 21 Dec, 2014.
For the radio contacts carried out in days of activity, points are doubled.
g. Repeat radio contacts on different bands and modes count for the award.

The application should be a log extract of all contacts made for the award showing complete contact data, witnessed by two other stations. Apply by e-mail to:
Your e-mail should contain the full surname, a name, a middle name, the postal address, and e-mail address. .

Payment by postal order is accepted. Payment can be made only after verification of the application and receiving confirmation from the sponsor that everything is acceptable.
The postal address of the organizing committee of branch of the Southern Kazakhstan KFRR area for sending a postal order is: Ponomarev Alexey Aleksandrovich, Tolstoy 87, Shymkent, 160011, Kazakhstan.
Diplomas are sent once all the specified conditions are completed, immediately in an original (paper) form. the A4 format.

The award fees are:
- The Republic of Kazakhstan - 5 euros
- CIS countries – 10 euros
- for all other countries – 15 euros.
KZT, US Dollars, RR or IRC accepted at the current rate on the date of payment.


Tks 3/12/14

CY 2015

LITHUANIA                                   779th Anniversary of the Founding of Siauliai City

A special Pennant "SIAULIAI-779" will be sent to any station who makes QSOs with different LY stations from Siauliai region.

Point values:
A. QSOs with Radioi Klub "VYTIS" members and others living in the Siauliai region ham radio - 100 points. 
B/ QSO with LY779 station - 150 points. 
A List of members of Radio Klub "VYTIS" : is shown below.

Total needed - 779 points.

Other Rules
Repeated QSO different bands and modes will count for the award.
DX stations making points for QSOs are double the value shown above. .
QSOs with Radio Klub "VYTIS" members and others Siauliai region stations are valid if made between 1-1-2015 and 12-31-20-15.
Fee - 8 IRC or equivalent. Send application to - or Valerijus Simulik, LY2QT. P.O.Box 131, LT-78008 Siauliai-10, LITHUANIA.

RADIJO KLUBO „VYTIS" Member List: (as of 1 May 2015)

LY1ED Jonas Vaičaitis
LY1JI Jonas Indriši nas
LY1SU Kazys Kižauskas
LY1TR Stasys Stasytisz
LY1U Adolfas Tamulis
LY2AZ Petras Lukšas
LY2BBZ Antanas Urbonavičius
LY2BCL Michail Jezerskij
LY2BDJ Vytautas Jurevičius
LY2BDZ Jonas Pivori nas
LY2BHB Julius Ponomariovas
LY2BIH Jurij Narbutas (SK)
LY2BTN Adomas Dargis
LY2CB Genadij Baranov
LY2CD Vincentas Algimantas Dapkus
LY2CF Vytautas Baužys (SK)
LY2CH Algis Radavičius

LY2CL Liudas Doras (SK)
LY2CV Bolius Ambrozevičius
LY2CZ Stasys Dovydaitis (SK)
LY2GB Fredas Vaišnora
LY2GN Genadijus Novikovas
LY2GO Apolinaras Varneckis
LY2GV Gintautas Šeporaitis
LY2GZ Rostanas Vaitkus
LY2HJ Steponas Rimolaitis (SK)
LY2HQ Andr jus Šarpilo
LY2KX Gintas Pladys (SK)
LY2LU Leonas Sankauskas
LY2MD Alfonsas Giniotis (SK)
LY2NE Vytas Misi nas
LY2QG Romualdas Apinys
LY2QT Valerijus Simulik
LY2R Paulius Beirutas

LY2SE Boleslovas Šimaitis
LY2UN Albertas Vaičiulis
LY2VO Mindaugas Sidabras
LY3AR Andrius Račkauskas
LY3BBE Feliksas Galinis
LY3BES Adolfas Skvereckas
LY3BK Jonas Černiauskas
LY3BL Algimantas Balys
LY3FO Rimantas Jogminas
LY3GR Kęstutis Leščinskas
LY3J Zigfridas Orentas
LY3JH Vytautas Pelenis
LY3KL Žydrunas Miklošius
LY3RI Irenijus Račkauskas(SK)
LY3SU Stanislovas Krivickas
LY3U Gita Tamulien
LY3VB Nikolaj Besonij
LY4SA Aleksandras Šarpilo
LY4TB Tomas Bers nas

(SK = Silent Key)

Tks LY2QT 8/13/15

CY 2014

NETHERLANDS                       30th Anniversary of the DIG-PA

The Diploma Inerest Group (DIG) is a German Awards Hunting group with a membership of several thousand members with branches principally in Europe, including the Netherlands. This award is issued for QSOs made during the calendar year 2014. Earn at least 30 points. The award can be achieved using HF and / or VHF. Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2015 by the manager via the email address ..

The award will be sent free of charge after the anniversary year by e-mail in the form of a pdf (or jpg) file that can be self printed. One contact with special event station PI30DIG is required.

Point Values:
a. QSO with PI30DIG on 30 meters or 144 MHz = 10 points.
b. QSO with PI30DIG on any other bands = 5 points.
c. QSO with Dutch stations with DIG number (including with PI4DIG beyond the period of activity) on HF yields 2 points and VHF / UHF 5 points.
d. Stations may be worked on several bands for point credits.
e. SWL's are also eligible for the award, but must specify the two stations at each contact with PI30DIG count.

PI30DIG will be specially active during 3 activity periods:
a. The first period of March 22 (the day of the ALV) t / m April 18.
b. The second period of 1 / m September 28.
c. The third period from 3/31 December.

PAŘMIR will activate the call at 80 m in the DIG-PA contest on March 24 and the CW QSO party in April. Furthermore, the special call used by the guides during regular DIG-PA round table in the period of validity and will be able to bring more members to request the call in the air; PA9CW has already pledged in CW and digital modes on 30m regularly to be active.

QSL requests preferably via the Clublog Online Request System, which is also accessible via the page


Tks 2/28/14

1 Jan 2014 to 8 September 2014

NETHERLANDS                                           The 73rd BLOEMENCORSO ZUNDERT AWARD.

This award celebrates the 73rd annual National UNESCO heritage Flowerparade of Zundert. More information at .

The award may be earned by either of two ways:
1. Work one of the following stations (mandatory), PA73CORSO or PA73LOU or PA73EBP and one other station from section 54 of the VERON. (participating stations are listed below)
2. Make 2 qso’s with PA73CORSO / PA73LOU / PA73EBP on different bands or modes.

All qso’s must be made during the period of 1 January 2014 to 8 September 2014. 
The award may also be earned by those making 1 qso with PA73CORSO or PA73LOU or PA73EBP on Sunday the 8th of September or Monday the 9th of September.

A printed award is available which can be requested by radio-amateurs and SWL’s.   Send your application listing QSO data on the stations you have worked together with fee of 5E or $US7 dollar to the award manager Toon, A.C.M. NAENEN. OUD KERKPAD 17, SCHIJF, NB 4721SB, Netherlands. Applications should be made no later than 8 October 2014.

Participating radio-amateurs of section 54 of the VERON are: PAŘLOU – PAŘATG - PA1ADG - PA1BR – PA1CPA – PA2CVD – PA3DPC – PA3EBP – PA9DD – PDŘPMS – PDŘRWL – PD1GWF – PE1NGS - PE1RMO - PI4ETL.


Tks 7/13/14

1 October 2013 - 31 October 2014

NEW ZEALAND           ZM90DX Celebrating 90 Years of Kiwi DX

To celebrate 90 years of Kiwi DX and encourage operators from around the world to try out some new modes we have created the ZM90DX Special Event Operation Award. 
To qualify for the Award you must accumulate a minimum of 90 points by working / hearing ZM90DX on various Bands and Modes.

Bands and modes to use include all amateur radio bands (WARC included) SSB, CW and Digital modes in accordance with the band plan for your country. 
RTTY, PSK, JT65 etc count for digital.

Points are awarded on the following basis:

You may work multiple 'slots' to accumulate points for the award. ie: four 80m SSB QSOs on four different dates counts as 40 points.

This award will be issued in four levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum as follows:

All contacts must be two way communications. Repeater or Internet assisted QSOs; for example Echolink or IRLP contacts do not count towards the award. 
The award is open to SWLs also. SWL logs must contain QSO data consisting of Call, Date, Time and Mode of the station working ZM90DX.
The Award will be issued in PDF format only, and is free of charge.

ENSURE your logging software logs ZM90DX correctly as ZL and NOT ZL9, Auckland / Campbell Islands To update the Country File for your logging software please visit:

Claiming your award...
Email your log extract to
Ensure that you include with your email your full name and callsign!
All Award claims should be finalized by April 30, 2014.


Calendar Year 2014

NORWAY                       "NORGE 1814" Award

The Norge 1814 (Norway 1814) award is established to commemorate the bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution in 2014. 2014 is the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Norwegian Constitution at Eidsvoll. The Norwegian Constitution of 17th May 1814 holds a special place in Norwegian history. Not only was it the foundation for democratic development, it was also instrumental in providing Norway with status as an independent country.  This award is issued by the Norwegian Radio Relay League.

1. Award Requirements: Any licensed amateur radio operator or shortwave listener (SWL) worldwide can apply for this award.
     a. Applicants from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Ĺland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands contact or hear (SWL) at least 112 different Norwegian amateur radio stations (LA-LN), of which at least 56 must use the special prefix LI or LJ.
     b. Applicants from other European countries contact or hear (SWL) at least 56 different Norwegian amateur radio stations (LA-LN), of which at least 28 use the special prefix LI or LJ.
     c. Applicants from outside Europe (DX) contact or hear (SWL) at least 28 different Norwegian amateur radio stations (LA-LN), of which at least 14 use the special prefix LI or LJ.
2. All contacts and listening reports must be made in the period 1 January 2014 at 0000 UTC - 31 December 2014 2400 UTC.
3. Special event station LM1814: A contact with the special event station LM1814 counts as 10 LI / LJ stations. Only one - 1 - contact with LM1814 can be included in the application.
4. Modes and frequencies: All bands and modes OK. However, Cross band, repeater or satellite contacts can not be included in the application.
5. Endorsements available:
     a. Number of different Norwegian stations: 200, 500 and 1000.
     b. Single Band.
     c. Single lMode (CW, phone and digimode).
     d. All QRP (maximum 5 W transmitter power).
6. All contacts must be made on the actual band, mode or with QRP to get the endorsement. Each applicant may apply for several awards with different endorsements, but each contact or report (SWL) can only be used for one award and endorsement. For each award and endorsement the full award fee should be paid.
7. Applications must be postmarked no later than 1 February 2015. QSL cards are not required. The application must include a log extract with date, time, call sign, band, mode, reports sent and received. The award fee is NOK 50,-, USD 10 or 8 IRC (recent and valid) and directed to: HF Awards Manager.  See address below. The fee may be paid either via PayPal or as attachment to the application. If you want to use the PayPal system, mention this on your application and the NRRL Awards Manager will send the payment information via email once your application is approved. Applications should be directed to e-mail address or HF Awards Manager, Norwegian Radio Relay League, Postboks 20 Haugenstua, N-0915 OSLO, NORWAY.


Tks 1/10/14, correction 1/12/14. 

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April 29 to December 31, 2014

POLAND                                       80 Years of Amateur Radio in Plock (1934-2014) Award

1. The publisher of the award is Command of Polish Scouting Association in Plock and Scout Amateur Radio Club SP5ZBA in cooperation with the Amateur Radio Club of the National Defense League - SP5KUT.
2. The award is issued to commemorate 80 years of amateur radio activities in Plock and to promote the city of Plock.
3. Award is available both for licensed amateur radio and SWL stations.
4. Award requirements: earn at least 10 points to obtain the award, as per following rules:
     A. A mandatory QSO/SWL with special call sign station HF80PLOCK = 5 points.
     B. QSO/SWL with Plock club station (SP5KUT) = 2 points
     C. QSO/SWL with members of SP5ZBA or SP5KUT clubs = 2 points
     D. QSO/SWL with member of SP5ZBA or SP5KUT clubs operating outside Poland = 3 points
         EA8AB, KG2KJ (SP5ILP), MM0LGS (SP5LGS), VW7A (SP5LGM)
     E. QSO/SWL with other stations operating from city of Plock and Plock district = 1 point
5. All amateur bands and modes are allowed
6. Only one QSO/SWL with each station is counted. Multiple QSO/SWL on different bands and modes are not valid for the award.
7. Award cost:
     A. electronic version PDF - free of charge
     B. paper version for Polish and foreign stations - free of charge providing that A4 size SASE with sufficient stamps for sending back will be delivered to the address of SP5ZBA club (see below).
8. Award applications with a list of QSO/SWL and your name and address shall be sent no later than March 31st 2015 to the following address: 
     electronic applications:
     paper applications: Harcerski Klub Lacznosci SP5ZBA przy Mazowieckiej Sp. Mieszkaniowej, 09-407 Plock, ul. Lachmana 2, Poland

E-mail: Or
Internet: HF80PLOCK

Tks PA3CUZ 7/15/14

10 March to 10 December 2014

POLAND                                     "Polish Legions 1914-1918 " Award

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Polish Legions (1914-1918), the School Radio Station Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR will operate special event station SN100LP.

Dates of Operation:
- From 10 to 19 March 2014 ,
- From 5 to 14 May 2014 ,
- From 4 to 14 August 2014 ,
- From 1 to 10 December 2014.

Each of these operating periods will refer to selected events from the biography of the creator of the Legions - Marshal Jozef Pilsudski. There will be four e-awards available to correspond with the theme of the events. If you are able to make contacts with SN100LP during each of these periods you will receive an additional diploma summarizing all of the events. .

Requirements: Earn at least 100 points for each of the award periods.

Point values:
QSOs with SN100LP =10 points for each QSO.
QSOs with SO3ALG , SQ3OPM , SQ3PON and SQ3SHH also count 10 points each QSO. Same station can be worked on consecutive different days if made on a different band or mode.

Send log of all contacts and claimed points to e- mail of the club - Awards claimed by the end of each month to SN100LP. SWL OK on same terms.


Tks K1BV Research 3/16/14

28 January to 31 December 2014.

POLAND                                   30th anniversary of the Polish Club Radiovideography (PK RVG)

This short time Diploma is issued to all radio amateurs and listeners who use digital modes to make a minimum of 15 QSO or SWL and with club members and obtain a minimum of 30 points.

Point Values
1. QSO / WKD with members of the RVG PK = 1 point
2. QSO / WKD with special stations - members of the RVG PK = 2 points.
3. QSO / WKD with the special event station HF30RVG = 5 points
4. QSO / WKD from the club station organizer SN30RVG = 10 points.

Same station can be worked for credit only if you contact them from a different QTH.
Communications may be made only by digital modes, except for the stations of the organizers of which can be performed QSOs other emissions (CW / SSB / FM).

Cost diploma 15 zloty payable on account 23 1140 2004 0000 3702 2033 4427 quoting the fee for special diplomas.
Bonus - the 3 stations earning the highest number of points will receive a commemorative platte sponsored by the President of PK RVG.
If you earn the award 26/27 April (the date of the SP DX RTTY Contest, you will receive a diploma for free.
A list of members of the PK RVG is available on the website of the organizers


Tks PA3CUZ 4/12/14

Calendar Year 2014

POLAND                          SP1PBW – 45 LAT W ETERZE AWARD

1. The Award is issued by Amateur Radio Club SP1PBW in Szczecin.
The Award is issued to celebrate 45th anniversary of Radio Club SP1PBW.
Contacts/SWL reports made from 1 January 2014 to 31st December 2014 are accepted for the award.

Requirements: Earn a total of 45 points.
The Award is issued for contacts/SWLs with:
    a. club station SP1PBW and the following special event calls during 2014: 3Z0LH, HF15NATO and HF45PBW = 10 points (contact compulsory):
     b. honor club member stations: DH1PRA i DJ0AQ (ex. SP1CQS) = 5 points.

SWL stations should collect minimum 45 points and indicate station worked with. SWL report for club station SP1PBW (3Z0LH, HF15NATO or HF45PBW) is compulsory.
All bands and modes OK.
The Award is issued free of charge in electronic form and will be mailed to the e-mail address indicated in the application.
Applications for the award are accepted only on application form provided for this award that can be downloaded from: or http://www.45lat.html or as an extract from log in paper form. The application should be sent to the Award Manager via e-mail to: . Paper logs extract should be sent to: ZOT PZK, skr. poczt. 599, 70-952 Szczecin 2 with a mark „45 lat SP1PBW" on the envelope.
Applications must be submitted no later than 31 January 2015.
Awards in PDF format , will be sent by e-mail.
Award Manager: SP1DOZ Sławek. Any request for further information , please email to ( ).
More information on

Tks K1BV Research 6/13/14


1 April to 30 November 2014

POLAND                               150th Anniversary of Birth of Stefan Zeromski

Stefan Zeromski was famed Polish writer, journalist, and playwright, called the "conscience of Polish literature. In 1922 he released the novel Wind from the sea, for which he received state literary award, in 1924 novel The Spring. He died on 20 November 1925.

Requirements: earn a minimum of 150 points for establishing communications with members of the OT-03 and special event station SN150SZ.

Point values:
a/ QSO with a SN150SZ = 100 pts.
B. Connectivity mandatory QSO with members of the OT-03 = 10 points.
C. Contacts OK on different bands and modes give credit for the award.
D. Contacts with stations of club OT-03 made through repeaters do not count towards the score.

Diploma is issued at no cost only in electronic format. Send e-mail application with contact data and claimed points to Tom SP7UWL:

Tks and SP9JPA 6/27/14

1 January to 30 November 2014

POLAND       60th Anniversary of the Radio Amateur movement in Powisle and Zhulawy.

Earn a minimum of 60 points for two way QSOs with stations of the members Zulawski PAC OT 16 and OT clubs registered in the PAC 16.

Point values:
a. For QSOs with individual members OT16, 2 pts. (QSOs can be repeated on other bands and modes.
b. For QSO club OT16, 5 points. (QSOs can be repeated on other emissions and other bands).
c. - For QSO occasional 15 points. (QSO mandatory minimum of one station greeting, demonstrated once regardless of the emission and the band).

Contacts can be conducted at any frequency range, according to the band-plan and your license. No use of cross-band or cross-mode QSOs. This includes communications by terrestrial repeaters. Cards are not needed. SWL OK.

Submissions should be sent to by e-mail only. Diploma is free of charge and made available in an electronic version.


1 February to 12 August 2014

ROMANIA                                                  8th Annual International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics Award

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

Amateur radio operators from Suceava County are promoting this event by giving an award certificate to ham operators worldwide who, between February 1st and August 12th 2014, earn 50 points by making two way contacts with specific stations in the Suceava area (see the stations and points list below) and a compulsory contact with the special call sign YR8IOAA. Contacts may made in all modes and bands (HF, VHF and up) and count towards the award. SWLs are also eligible for the award. However, only the complete contact entries are valid, meaning that SWL applications must contain both station's calls (the SWL needs to hear them both).

In order to obtain the award, a total of 50 points must be acquired and at least one valid contact with the special call (YR8IOAA).
The award in electronic format is free of charge and can be obtained by sending the request and the log at .

The award is also available in printed format and can be obtained by sending by mail the request and the paper log to: Simioniuc Gheorghe, Universitatea "Stefan cel Mare" Suceava, Facultatea de Inginerie Electrica si Stiinta Calculatoarelor, str. Universitatii, nr.13 –, Suceava, Romania.

The price of the paper award is 2 Euro, 2IRC or 3 USD.

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


Tks K1BV Research 3/31/14

1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 14


Roumania is one of the first countries that introduced the wire telegraph and radiocomunications in the civil and military service. During 2013 and 2014 they celebrate the many years of progress which Romania adopted the high tech of that time with Wireless Telegraph and Radio-communications.

1853 - put into operation the first telegraph line between Vienna (Austria) and Timisoara, Sibiu, Cluj.
1854 - put into operation a telegraph line between Bucharest-Giurgiu to Russe (Bulgaria).
1873 - By Decree 1303/1873 signed by King Carol I, founded the first Telegraph unit of the Roumanian Army.
1903 - Roumanian Maritime Service introduced Wireless Telegraphy in port cities of Constanta, Galati, Giurgiu, Cernavoda and into more ships as passenger navy King Carol I, Princess Maria, Romania etc.
1914 - installed the first government Wireless Telegraph Station for national and international traffic.
1916 - the first terrestrial mobile radio-station (in the world) was installed in 1916 on three railway wagons. Had a power of 150 kW and worked on the route from Bucharest to Iasi during WW-I.

To celebrate these events, a special commemorative certificate is available under the following conditions:
a. All QSO's must be made during 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2014.
b. Valid QSO's limited to CW or digital modes, or Mixed (cw+digi). Only once, at your desire. SSB is not allowed.

QSO requirements:
1 QSO with every YO district: YO2, YO3, YO4, YO5, YO6, YO7, YO8, YO9.
1 QSO with one station YO/MM.
1 QSO with ER
2 QSO with OE
2 QSO with LZ
2 QSO with F
2 QSO with I
2 QSO with SV
1 QSO with TA
A total of: 21 QSO's are needed.

All of the awards offered by the club are FREE and will be issued in electronic form, via e-mail. QSO's are valid after the date of : 1 January 2000.
Submit a listing of the needed contacts in an e-mail and the form of the list/attachment may be in any format of log; cabrillo, txt, doc, xls.

Application form must contain:
a. name of award required and his class.
b. your call sign
c. your name and surname
d. mode required; if not, will be issue as mixed mode.
e. your e-mail address
f. list of QSO's in alphabetic order showing call, date, band, and mode.
g. send the application via e-mail, as attachment.
h. In subject column of your e-mail application, you must indicate your call sign and the name of award as: YO6EX-ACC-mixed
i. Application should be sent to award manager V. Giurgiu, YO6EX:
The award manager may require evidence of accuracy for QSO's presented.

E-mail: yo6ex2(at)

Tks YO6EX 5/29/13

CY 2014

ROMANIA                                        25th Anniversary of the Romanian Revolution of 1989

25 years ago, on December 16-th 1989, the population of Timisoara got out on the streets. This was the beginning of the Romanian Revolution. In honor of the victims of the fight against the forces of the former regime on the first days of Timisoara's popular movement, we activate the special call sign YP1989TM commemorating 25 years from the fall of the communist system and the establishment of democracy in Romania.

During 2014, special call signs using the prefix YP25 will be active to celebrate the occasion. 
A diploma attached to this event will be issued at the end of the year.
To qualify for the diploma, you must make one contact with the special call YP1989TM and two additional contacts with other YP25 stations.

For YO station, the cost of the printed diploma is 5 Lei, the electronic version is free.
For foreign station, the cost of the printed diploma is 5 USD/EURO, the electronic version is free.

Please send diploma request and confirmation QSLs via YO2KQT. Radioclubul QSO Banat Timisoara, PO BOX 1-100, Timisoara 300790, Romania.


Tks 1/1/14


ROMANIA                                            Diploma YOFF 2014

During the year 2014 (The International Year of Family Farmer), you may earn the special award from Romania: the "YOFF 2014 Let Save The Green Planet Earth".  Rules: During the entire calendar year 2014, work at least 5 stations operating from different YOFF natural parks and nature centers plus at least 10 stations from other FF areas in 5 different countries on at least 2 continents. Requests must be received before 01.02.2015.   If you request that the award be sent by electronic means, there is NO COST for the pdf document. Otherwise, the cost of the printed award is 5€ or 5 valid IRC's. Apply to Fenyo Stefan Pit, P.O. Box 19-43, RO-033210 Bucuresti 19, Romania.

Apply by e-mail to: fenyo3jw(at)

Tks PA3CUZ 4/12/14


RUSSIA                                            "The Northern Urals – A.S.Popov's Homeland"

The diploma is sponsored by the joint radio club of A.S.Popov of the cities of Krasnoturyinsk, Karpinsk, Volchansk, Severouralsk, Serov, Verkhoturye, New Lyali and Lobva in honor of the 155th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian scientist, the inventor of radio, our fellow countryman A.S.Popova.

Requirements: Earn 155 points for contacts with stations as listed below in the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.

Point values:
1. Contacts with R9DMP, RK1A, RK1ASP, RK1B = 25 points each.
2. Contacts with members of radio club "A.S.Popov" = 10 points.
3. Contacts with radio stations of the Sverdlovsk region and city of St. Petersburg = 5 points each.
4. During special days of activity (on March 16 and on May 7) point values are doubled.
5. At least 50% of QSOs have to be made with stations of the Sverdlovsk region.
6. On VHF QSOs need to carried out with stations of radio club with QRB (distance) of not less than 1000 km. or 1 EME QSO. QSOs made through repeaters are not permitted.
7. Repeated QSOs on different bands and (or) different modes OK for award credit.

Fee for the award is 100 rubles for Russian stations and for all others, it is 3Euro. 
Send application and payment to: Anatoly A. Startsev UA9CK, PO Box 1, Sverdlovskaya Obl., Karpinsk, 624930, Russia.


Tks 12/21/13

May 9, 2014 to April 30, 2015

RUSSIA                                             70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Sevastopol

Sponsored by the RO SRF in Sevastopol to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Sevastopol during World War II.
The award is issued free of charge and will be sent as an electronic image file to your e-mail address.

Requirements: Earn total of 70 points during the period of the award.

Point Values:
1. Compulsory QSO with special event station R70SEV = 30 points.
Periods of activity: R70SEV (Hero-City Sevastopol) 9 May-8 August.
2. QSO (SWL) with other stations of Sevastopol = 10 points each.
3. Repeated radio communication (SWL) on different bands and modes ok for award credit.
4. QSO made on VHF/UHF bands = triple points.
5. Contacts made via Repeater are not valid for the award.
6. Only one contact by SATELLITE is needed to earn the award.
7. For Veterans of the second world war and war industry workers, only one QSO with any radio station of the hero-city of Sevastopol is needed.
8. Resident stations of Sevastopol should make at least 500 QSOs.

Send log extract of QSOs made to: 
Include your full name and return e-mail address.



Tks 5/11/14

Calendar Year 2014

RUSSIA                        "230 years of Simferopol City"

This award celebrates the 230th anniversary of the founding of the city of Simferopol and is available for the QSOs (SWLs) made between January 1 to December 31, 2014.

Requirements: Earn at least 230 points by working stations with point values as shown below:

Point Values:
Each QSO (SWL) with SES: R230S count 50 points.
Each QSO (SWL) with stations from Simferopol city count 20 points.
Each QSO (SWL) with other calls from Crimea count 10 points.
For non-European applicants points are multiplies by 2.

Award is electronic and free of charge. Duplicate QSOs count on different bands and modes for point values.
Please send your applications to: . Make sure you send your name and call with the e-mail.


Tks PA3CUZ and 12/21/14


RUSSIA                                "SVERDLOVSK AREA-80th Anniversary"

The Sverdlovsk oblast was established on January 17, 1934 and 2014 is the 80th anniversary.A special award has been approved and will be available for any amateurs earning 80 points by contacting special event stations during the calendar year 2014 plus making at least 20 contacts with stations in the Sverdslovsk region. . Up to 5 points may be claimed by working the special event stations on different bands or modes.

The award may be endorsed for mixed modes, cw, phone, digital. It is available free of charge if you accept the digital image sent via e-mail. If you wish the paper version the application should include Russian postage stamps valued at 80 rubles.

Electronic application should be sent to :
Paper application: Suminu V.v., P.O. Box 111, 7, 620007-Ekaterinburg, Russia.

List of special call signs:
RZ80SV (RV9CQ) 31.03.2014 01.01-Ekaterinburg
R80SVC (RA9CNI)-01.01 31.03.2014 Asbestos
R80SVA (RX9CQ) 16.04.2014-Artemovsky 17.01 district
R80SVE (RA9CTV) 17.01-16.04.2014, Artyomovsk
R80SVL (RV9CPB) 17.01-16.04.2014, Sukhoy log and region
R80SVY (RX9CC) 16.04.2014-17.01 Severouralsk
R80SVP (UA9CU) 16.04.2014-Polevskoy 17.01
R80SVG (R9CZA) 30.04.2014 Garinskij 01.02-district
Sergey RK9CB (ex-R9CBC), Yaesu FT-897D MO06IT, Yekaterinburg


Tks DH1PAL 2/11/14

SWEDEN                            Umeĺ 2014 Award

The Umeĺ 2014 Award is a set of special event call signs celebrating the town of Umeĺ in Sweden as a European Capital of Culture for the year 2014. 
FURA, Umeĺ Amateur Radio Society (SK2AT) and it’s members will activate a total of nine (9) calls during the year of 2014! Work these special call signs to earn points for the award.

(No details about costs or applications, so it is assumed that there is no cost, and that electronic files of images will be sent to the level you earn.)

The nine calls are:

Main call of Swedish Culture 2014:

Member Calls:

SB2014ECC, SD2014ECC, SE2014ECC, SF2014ECC, SG2014ECC, SH2014ECC
SI2014ECC, SJ2014ECC

Point Values: One(1) point is given for each band, mode, call combination with the three levels of Bronze (5points), Silver (15points) and Gold (30points).
Special Event logs are uploaded to our log search engine. There you can see if you are in the log and see what level of the award you have reached. The Award diplomas will be available for download in the beginning of 2015.

You will find more information about Umeĺ 2014 at

Tks PA3CUZ 1/22/14

CY 2014

TURKEY                                The TC10SWAT AWARD

The TCSWAT is a group of Turkish amateur radio stations which have been active operating from Turkish lighthouses, islands and rare countries during the past 10 years. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, TCSWAT will activate the special event call sign TC10SWAT throughout all of 2014 and will be issuing this new award.

Requirements: Make a mininum of 8 contacts using different bands and/or modes to win the Golden award.. Contacts using 7 different bands and/or modes will earn the Silver award, and on 6 different bands and/or modes will get a Bronze award.

In addition, special awards will be issued to stations working the highest number of bands in each mode, and highest number of modes in each band. However there will be only one winner for each of these awards. If there are more than one stations with equal number of points for a specific band or mode award, the station with the highest number of QSOs will get the award.

The award will be delivered to you in the form of an electronic image file, so that you may print it using your own equipment. There is NO CHARGE for the e-mailed certificate.

The application can be sent to TA2RX is our awards manager. Anything by mail can be delivered to "TCSWAT Pk 73, Karakoy 34421, Istanbul, TURKEY.

QSL POLICY: TCSWAT qsl policy is "QSL 100% via the bureau" so please DO NOT HURRY and send a direct request! The cards will be printed in January 2015 so even if you send a direct request you will have to wait.TCSWAT will definitely send out your qsl card to your bureau.

They will use and the log will be also be uploaded to LoTW at the end of this activity.


Tks DH1PAL 2/9/2014


UKRAINE                                         1964 - 2014 - 50 years of Mountain Rescue of Crimea (MRC).

The Mountain Rescue of Crimea (MRC) was created under Crimean region council of tourism and excursion in March 1964. The main idea of the MRC is preventive maintenance and help to groups of tourists, climbers, etc. in the mountain-forest zone of Crimea.
Special Event station EO50J will operate throughout 2014. 10 expeditions in the Crimea mountains are planned for 2014.

Requirements: During 2014 any HAM can receive the diploma: "50th anniversary of Mountain Rescue of Crimea" by earning a total of 50 points. Valid contacts begin on their date of organization of 18 March 1964 and end 31 December 2014.

Point Values:
A. Mandatory contact : Be sure that you conduct QSO with one of the stations: EM50JA, EO50JA, EO50J or UU5JZA, UU4JZA, UU3JZA, ex UK5JFA, ex RB8JZA, ex EO5JFF (till 31 DEC 2011).
B. QSOs with EO50J = 10 points,
C. QSOs with EM50JA, EO50JA, EO5JFF (till 31/12/2011) = 5 points,
D. QSOs with UU3JZA, UU4JZA, UU5JZA = 4 points.
E. QSOs with UU2JO, UU5JA, UU5JIP, UU5JDX, UU5JMW, UU5JMK, UU5JRD, UU5JKP, UU8JA = 3 points per contact.
G. QSOs with stations located in the Crimea = 1 point.

QSOs are valid for each station at one QTH are valid only once.
QSOs on 1.8, 144 and 430MHz multiply points for QSO by 2.

Send applications to Zalatov A.V. P.O. Box 88, Simferopol, 95000, UKRAINE or by an e-mail Application forms may downloaded on WWW site. Shipping cost of the award for Ukrainian HAMs - 10 grn, for all others $US5.

Look for EO50J/p, EO50J/a from different parts of Ukraine. 
QSL via bureauyou can sendvia UY7IQ,QSL direct via UU5JA: P.O.Box 88, Simferopol, Crimea, 95000 UKRAINE

Info about special event stations:
Info about Mountain Rescue of Crimea
Info about EO50J:

Tks PA3CUZ 2/3/14

UKRAINE                                               The First Pilot of the Arctic

This award commemorates the 125th anniversary of this legendary pilot. On August 21, 1914 the aircraft "Maurice Farman" piloted by I. Nagurski and E. Kuznetsov took off north along the west coast of Novaya Zemlya Island in the search for the lost expedition of Georgy Sedov. This flight lasted 4 hours and 20 minutes, its length was 450 verst (450 km). Nagurski made five extended reconnaissance flights (21, 22, August 23, September 12 and 13) at an altitude of 800-1200 meters along the west coast of Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land.  Today the name of the legendary pilot is commemorated in frontier post settlement on Franz Josef Land.

See interesting article about Ivan Nagurski and his adventures in the early days of aviation in Wikipedia article:

During the period 00:00Z on January, 01 2013 to 00:00Z December 31, 2014. amateurs of all countries are invited for to take part on all bands 1.8 - 28 MHz. The diploma is designed by UZ9RR.

Earn a total of at least 125 points by making contacts noted below with point values:
1. Radio stations located on the Arctic islands = 20 points each.
2. Radio stations located North of the Arctic Circle = 10 points each.
3. Air mobile or Maritime Mobile Radio stations located north of the Arctic Circle = 10 points each.
4. Radio stations who are members of the club "FIFTH OCEAN" – R3AR (OG1G), UA3AV, UA3SAO, UN7BK = 5 points each.
5. Radio stations who are members of the club "FIFTH OCEAN" operating__/AM = 2 points each.
6. Radio stations who are members of the club "FIFTH OCEAN" = 1 point each.

All modes OK. Repeat QSOs are allowed only if they are made on different bands. For radio amateurs who are veterans of World War II, schoolboys and club stations of youth radio stations, the electronic version of the diploma is free-of-charge. Applications for the award should be made by a log extract showing all QSO data, certified by two licensed radio fans.

The electronic version of the diploma is free-of-charge.  Fee for the paper version is: 20 Hryvnia for Ukraine and $US5 for all others. Apply no later than December, 31, 2014 to the address of degree manager UZ9RR: Yuriy Pronin P.O. Box 1480, Chernigov, 14033, Ukraine.

E-Mail: Or

Tks PA3CUZ 1/23/13

1 October 2013 to 31 December 2014

UKRAINE                                      Flight over the South Pole Diploma

25 October 2013 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the famous Arctic and Antarctic explorer Richard J. Byrd. The year 2014 represents 85 years has past since the first flight of an aircraft over the South Pole. A related event on January 12, 1930 was that Ernst Krenkel, famous Russian polar explorer, while on Franz Josef Land, set the record for a long distance radio communications on HF by contacting the radio base station of the American Richard Byrd's expedition to Antarctica, on the other side of the earth. (thedistance - about 20 thousand km). Krenkel’s callsign was "RPX", and Howard Mason ( radio operator for the Byrd expedition) was - "WFA". Krenkel’s transmitter used a power of 250 watts on 41 meter wavelength. Byrds transmitter power used 800 watts and was located on the mainland Antarctic base of "Little America". This contact set a record distance in the USSR. The closeness of these two events suggested the idea of this commemorative award.

The award is available for licensed radio amateurs and SWLs of all countries for making contacts and earning at least 125 points on the 160 to 10 meter bands. All modes OK.

Repeated QSOs with the same station are allowed if made on different bands and modes.

Point Values:
- Radio stations located in Antarctica = 50 points ;
- Radio stations located on the islands north of the Arctic Circle - 20 points ;
- Radio stations within the Arctic Circle =10 points ;
-  Radio stations , located on __ / AM, __ / MM above the Arctic Circle = 10 points ;
- Members of the club " Fifth Ocean » R3AR (OG1G), UA3SAO, UA4LD, UN7BK, RA6F, RV9CQ - Participants of the Arctic and Antarctic expeditions = 5 points ;
- The members of the club " Fifth Ocean » ___ / AM = 2 points ;
- The members of the club " Fifth Element " = 1 point ;

The presence of at least one radio stations located in Antarctica is mandatory.

The electronic form of a diploma is free.             If a printed copy is desired, the costs are: - For amateur radio in Ukraine = 20 UAH., For radio CIS and far abroad = $US5.

Applications for certification as "Flight over the South Pole " should be in the form of a log extract (both electronically and in writing) , certified by two amateurs and payment by postal order sent before December 31, 2014 to the address of the manager's Yury Pronin UZ9RR, PO Box 1480, Chernihiv, 14033 , Ukraine.


Tks UZ9RR 10/31/13 


UKRAINE                                          40th Anniversary of the Radio Club GART

This award commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Radio Pershamajski "GART "

Requirements: Earn at least 40 points for contacting special event station EM40ZXX, as well as other members of the Radio hams " GART " hams and stations of the Mykolaiv region during the period from January 01 to December 31, 2014 (CW-SSB- DIGI-FM).  At least one contact with EM40ZXX is mandatory.

Point Values:
1. work Members of the Radio club" GART " = 5 points.
2. Work stations living in the Mykolaiv region = 2 points
3. work the special event radio station EM40ZXX, = 20 points. (At least one QSO with EM40ZXX is mandatory (Active 1 May - 30 June.2014 ).

Repeated QSOs made on different bands , and if only one band is used, contacts using different types of modulation are OK. For contacts made on VHF bands ( 144, 430) point values are doubled .

Apply only by e-mail with the subject line containing the word "award" and adding your call sign. (For example "ur5zsu diplom" ). Attach a "TXT" or "DOC" file prepared in any text editor. Cabrillo format is also OK. The name of the attached file with the application the applicant must be your call sign , for example : ur5zsu.cbr, ur5zsu.txt, etc.

Applications in electronic form should be submitted before December 31, 2014. Send the e-mail to : .

The organizers reserve the right to check any contact shown on the application for accuracy.
Diploma is free and available to the applicant in electronic form in the graphic ". Jpg" or ". Pdf" format.


Tks DH5MM 5/8/14


UKRAINE                                       LEBEDYN 360 Diploma

360th anniversary of the town of Lebedyn, Ukraine. The award may be earned by making a minimum of 360 points by contacting radio amateurs in the city of Lebedyn and those within the Lebedinsk district using any type of modulation. Repeated QSOs (SWL) are allowed on different modes for award credit up to a maximum of 5 QSO (SWL). Contacts must have been made during calendar year 2014. On August 19 (the day of the city) points are doubled.

Point values:
a. QSO (SWL) with special event station EM360AL (1-31 / 08/2014) =50 points.
b. Stations in the city of Lebdyn (SU-14) = 20 points.
c. Stations in Lebedinsk district (SU-15) =10 points
d. Stations of people who were born,lived, studied, worked, served in the city of Lebedyn = 10 points.
e. VHF qsos = 5 points.

The Diploma is free and is issued only in electronic form (sent by E-Mail to the applicant in jpg or pdf format). The applicant can print their own diploma. In some cases (decided by the award manager) a diploma in "paper" form may be issued, and the applicant must pay the full cost of postage costs diploma to his address.

Send a request in any form to the manager of the diploma, marked "AWARD", at: .

List of amateur radio operators, the Lebedinsk district, QSO which count for the award:
a. Lebedin SU-14:

Lebedinskii district SU-15

Stations of people who were born, lived, studied, worked, served in Lebedyn:

Written requests may be sent to: Oleksander A. Kryvenkyy, P.O. Box 181, Sumy 40030, Ukraine.

Internet: page of EM360AL

Tks 8/10/14


UKRAINE                                       U5WF- 90 Memorial Award

The memorial award «U5WF-90» commemorates the 90th anniversary of the birth of famous Ukrainian amateur, World War II veteran, and FAIRS founding member Vladimir N. Goncharsky «Ham Dad Vlad» U5WF (UB5WF) SK. The award is available to all radio amateurs. The award is sponsored by the «Fund for amateur Radio Service» (FRS), Lvov, Ukraine and the International organization «Foundation for Amateur International Radio Service, Inc" (FAIRS), Floyd, VA.

During calendar year 2014 make contacts on different amateur bands (1.8 – 432 MHz) using different modes of emission, including QSOs on CW, (Ham Dad Vlad’s favorite mode) with at least one QSO with any of the three memorial stations EM90WF, EO90WF, EN90WF.or others listed below:
a. Special memorial stations EM90WF, EO90WF, EN90WF;
b. FAIRS club station N4USA, Floyd, VA;
c. FRS club station UR4WXW, Lvov, Ukraine;
d. Vladimir N. Goncharsky «Ham Dad Vlad» U5WF (UB5WF) SK family members:
1. Helen Goncharsky UR5WA/KT4RP,
2. Julia Goncharsky UR5WDX
3. Victor Goncharsky US5WE/K1WE/UW5W.
4. FAIRS President David Larsen KK4WW (J79WW) and FAIRS director Gaynell Larsen KK4WWW (J79WWW)

Basic Award Rules.
European hams need to make QSOs on 7 different bands, including 3 QSOs on CW.
Overseas hams need to make QSOs on 4 different bands, including 2 QSOs on CW.

All contacts must be made by the holder of the callsign.
Contacts may be made from any location in the same DXCC country.
Credit will be given for two way contacts on the same mode and band (one QSO per band, regardless of mode), i.e. not cross-mode or cross-band.
European hams, who make the QSOs on 9 bands including 4 QSOs on CW may apply for the special memorial plaque.
Overseas hams, which make QSOs on 7 bands including 3 QSOs on CW may apply for the special memorial plaque.
Application Only electronic plain text applications will be accepted at
Logs of all «U5WF-90» memorial participants will be uploaded to LoTW and used to cross check the applications by the award manager.
Each application must include the following signed declaration: "I declare that all the contacts were made by me personally from the same DXCC country and in accordance with the terms of my radio transmitting licence".

Award and plaque price.
A. The «U5WF-90» memorial award is free. Electronic PDF versions will be available for downloading.
B. The laminated paper version of the award is an option and costs $5, including postage.
C. The wooden memorial plaque «U5WF-90» costs $50 including postage.


Tks UT7AW 4/12/14

URUGUAY                         Certificate RGS30 - Thirtieth anniversary Radiogrupo South' - C.RGS30

Contact special event station CW3ŘA or CV3D, and send your QSL card for at least one QSO. While the award requires only one contact with each station, they encourage you to contact the station on as many bands as possible. Then send award fee to PO Box 950, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay.

You may also send this listing to the email address and in the subject line, write: Certificate 'RGS30 - Thirtieth anniversary Radiogrupo South' - C.RGS30 and give details of the contacts that you might have sent by regular mail.

Validity of contacts:
a. The contacts must have been made with CV3ŘA and CV3D using any band (including WARC and VHF and UHF) and in any mode.
b. Verify that your contacts are valid. This can be found online at:,20,0,0,0,0
In cases in which South Radiogrupo receives confirmatory QSLs are sent by the applicant together with the Certificate cards CW3ŘA confirmation and / or CV3D who missed post.QSL Cards - If you send QSLs, they should record date, time, manner and frequency band or QSO with CW3ŘA or CV3D, and record indicative of the applicant. QSL direct to CX2ABC.
QRP mode - the award may be endorsed for QRP contacts.

Endorsements will also be made for contacting both commemorative stations. .

Award Fees: Dollars IRC’s
U.S.          $1      2
Uruguay and 
  Argentina    5      3
Brazil         7      4
Other America  10     5
Rest of World  12     6

Submissions and consultations: Send correspondence to: Commission Certified Radiogrupo South, Box 950, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay.


Tks 1/2014


USA                                     YLRL - 2014 is the Favorite Hobby Certificate

(Award available to YL stations only)

1. You must pick a hobby outside of Amateur Radio. Any type of Amateur Radio is not usable. Nothing related to Amateur Radio can be used. i.e. YLRL, PSK31, building radios etc are not acceptable.
2. Talk to other YLs and tell each other what your favorite hobby (outside of Amateur Radio) is. If you don't have a favorite hobby, just choose a hobby that might be specific to your area or country. You will have to be specific. Choose a hobby, not a category. In other words, saying "sports" or "crafts" is not good enough. You will need to specify what type of sports or crafts, hockey, baseball, soccer, making dolls, sewing crafts, crochet etc will work fine.
3. Collect 15 hobbies. All 15 hobbies must be different.
4. You will need 1 (one) YL for each hobby, and you can only use a hobby once. You can also only use a YL only once.
5. All contacts must be made during the 2014 year. (January 1-December 31st 2014)
6. Contacts may be made on any band the YL is licensed to be on and any mode including SSB, all digital modes, Echo-link and repeaters.
7. The Favorite Hobby must be exchanged over the air. You cannot e-mail someone after the contact and ask them for their favorite hobby.
8. Contacts may be made during nets only if the net control allows it.
9. Report the following for each contact: Date, time, band, first name, QTH, and Favorite Hobby.
10. Send your list to the Certificates Manager at any time during the year, but no later than the end of January 2015 in order to receive your certificate.
11. This certificate is available only to YLs
12. Applications may be submitted by e-mail to Carolyn. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or snail mail to Carolyn Donner, PO Box 158, Hamersville, OH 45130.

A few hints on the hobbies
1. Be specific in your choice of your favorite hobby. Choose something you think will be different.
2. You can’t ask for a specific hobby, but you can ask the person to be more specific if they say "sports", "crafts", or something you think is too general. Saying something like "sewing clothes" is fine, but just "sewing" is not.
4. The hobby does NOT have to be something you are good at, just something you enjoy. For instance your hobby can be "watching baseball". You don't actually have to play baseball.

You can download our Awards Application in PDF format on the URL below.


Tks PA3CUZ 4/12?2014