Short Term Awards for QSOs in 2015

Contacts for awards on this page must be made generally during the calendar year 2015.  
Some of the award periods may range from as short as 4 months to over a year, but in general, all or most of the activity to make your contacts includes some part or all of the year 2015.    Some of the awards are carried over from last year, since they began in 2014, but expire in 2015.

For much shorter term awards (a few days to a month), see this special file. 

Blue background indicates the newest awards added to this list.

2015 Annual Term Awards

Date Added:
AUSTRALIA ANZAC Award WIA   January 26, 2015
BELGIUM 90th Anniversary of UBA-LGE Award ON6DP X May 5, 2015
BELGIUM ON80OSA Award PA3CUZ   June 7, 2015
BELGIUM UBA 14-18 Award ON4CAS X Carried over from 2014
BRAZIL 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II (PR70FEB) X Calendar Year 2015
BULGARIA All Saint's Award X January 15, 2015
CZECH REPUBLIC Barium 70 Award OK1ZHV X Carried over from 2014
CZECH REPUBLIC 750th Anniversary of the Czech Budejovice Czech Monthly Bulletin X December 19, 2014
CZECH REPUBLIC 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Don Bosco     OL200SDB ON4CAS X August 14. 2015
CZECH REPUBLIC UEFA "Under Age 21" ChampionShip 2015 Diploma X June 19, 2015
DENMARK OZ90IARU Award ON4CAS & PA3CUZ X January 25, 2015
ENGLAND Coastal & Tidal Award 2015 (Worked All Britain Series) PA3CUZ   January 18, 2014
ENGLAND Kernow Award DH1PAL and 4X4-2238 X December 16, 2015
ESTONIA Terra Mariana 800 Award X June 6, 2015
GERMANY Bode Diploma DH5MM   December 11, 2014
GERMANY -- BRAVE Radio Friends Series -- DE3EAR X December 14, 2014
GERMANY BUGA Diploma PA3CUZ X June 7, 2015
GERMANY 65th Anniversary of the DARC DH1PAL   December 31, 2014
GERMANY Eu Snakes and Ladders UT7AW   Carried over from 2014
GERMANY The Gellert Diploma PA3CUZ   January 18, 2015
GERMANY "Hürther Twin Cities Diploma" (HPD) DOK G50 DH1PAL   December 31, 2014
GERMANY Brave Radio Friends: BRF 90 IARU Award 2015 DE3EAR X April 3, 2105
GERMANY 20th Anniversary Diploma BV Saxony / OV Colllmberg Z91 DIG Bulletin #1847 X December 24, 2014
GERMANY 100th Anniversary of the Cottbus Hospital K1BV Research   December 19,. 2014
GERMANY Worked WRTC Qualification Regions (WWQR) Award DH1PAL   October 26, 2015
HUNGARY 10 Years SOTA Hungary Award X December 25, 2015
ITALY  Diploma - The Great War 1915 - 1918 IK2EBP   October 29, 2014
ITALY Diploma "Great War Centenary on Vicentino Front" X February 19, 2015
ITALY Diploma Laghi Italiani 2015 PA3CUZ X March 10, 2015
ITALY International Year of Light Award IYL2015 PA3CUZ   June 7, 2015
JAPAN JARL 90th Anniversary Award VK3ANL   November 8, 2015
LITHUANIA 779th Anniversary of the Founding of Siauliai City LY2QT   August 14, 2015
POLAND  60 Years Club SP9KAO for HF60KAO X August 21, 2015
ROMANIA The IARU-90 Diploma (1925-2015) YO3JW X January 26, 2015
ROMANIA ITU 150 Diploma YO3JW X June 29, 2015
ROMANIA Diploma "Bucharest 555" YO3JW X October 15, 2004
RUSSIA Cossack Village Gundorovskaya 335th Anniversary X December 28, 2015
RUSSIA Hero City Moscow X April 22, 2015
RUSSIA DIPLOMA "90 Years IARU" SRR DH1PAL X September 22, 2015
RUSSIA R920RZ - 920 Years Anniversary City of Ryazan   September 11, 2015
RUSSIA 70-th Anniversary Liberation of Sevastopol X May 11, 2014
RUSSIA Stalingrad Ring 2015 PA3CUZ   January 18, 2015
SERBIA Honorary Award "SCWC 45" X April 27, 2015
SWEDEN The Stockholm-Motala Award DIG Bulletin X June 7, 2015
USA 2015 YLRL Favorite Location Certificate PA3CUZ X April 22, 2015
USA National Parks On The Air K1BV Research ? December 31, 2015
UZBEKISTAN 100 Years of Radio in Uzbekistan X March 6, 2015

April 25th to December 25 2015

AUSTRALIA                                                                         ANZAC Centenary Awards

Background: The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli. The corps, which comprised troops from the First Australian Imperial Force and 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force was disbanded in 1916 following the Allied evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula and the formation of I Anzac Corps and II Anzac Corps. (Tks WIKIPEDIA).

An Amateur Radio Participation Award is available to commemorate the ANZAC centenary. The major commemoration period will commence on the 25th April 2015 which is when Australian and New Zealand troops landed at Gallipoli, marking the 100th anniversary of years since Australia and New Zealand involvement in the First World War.

To qualify for an award certificate contact is required with the ANZAC Stations and this certificate is available to participating clubs and individuals.

Australian memorial stations which will be active:
VK100ANZAC - National Roster
VI1ANZAC - ACT State Roster
VI3ANZAC - VIC State Roster
VI4ANZAC - QLD State Roster
VI5ANZAC - SA State Roster
VI6ANZAC - WA State Roster
VI7ANZAC - TAS State Roster
VI8ANZAC - NT State Roster

There are three categories which may be used to qualify:
1. The club station that had the highest number of contacts made for the call sign allocated to the club.
2. Recognition will be provided for any station or SWL who has logged contacts for all States and Territories.
3. Recognition will be provided for a station who has a logged contact with Turkey, New Zealand, Australia and one other Commonwealth country.

Other Rules:
1. All legal Amateur Radio bands and modes are eligible for the awards.
2. Logs used for claiming awards must be in electronic format and sent to the Wireless Institute of Australia office via email. Written posted mail logs will not be accepted.
3. How to find the ANZAC stations

Suggested calling Frequencies for 2015 ANZAC Commemoration

160m - 1825kHz
80m - 3.530MHz
40m - 7.010 MHz
30m - 10.110 MHz
20m - 14.010 MHz
17m - 18.105 MHz
15m - 21.105 MHz
12m - 24.895 MHz
10m - 28.025 MHz
6m - 50.500 MHz
2m - 144.050 MHz

160m - 1850kHz
80m - 3.585MHz
40m - 7.095 MHz
30m - 10.120 MHz
20m - 14.250 MHz
17m - 18.115 MHz
15m - 21.250 MHz
12m - 24.935 MHz
10m - 28.450 MHz
6m - 51.150 MHz
2m - 144.150 MHz

160m - 1805kHz
80m - 3.630MHz
40m - 7.040 MHz
30m - 10.145 MHz
20m - 14.095 MHz
17m - 18.095 MHz
15m - 21.095 MHz
12m - 24.925 MHz
10m - 28.055 MHz
6m - 50.225 MHz
2m - 145.000 MHz

4. ECHO Link will be used by the Turkey Amateur Radio Society
5. Other bands and modes by arrangement. Please be mindful of existing nets.
6 Applications: Meet the requirements of the rules above and send application by 30 January 2016 accompanied by payment of $10 Australian dollars or 6 IRC, sent to: 
, ANZAC Centenary Awards, PO Box 2042, BAYSWATER VIC 3153, AUSTRALIA.

E-mail:    Corrected 1/29/15

Calendar Year 2015

BRAZIL                          70th Anniversary of End of World War II        

Stations with Brazilian Prefixes followed by suffix of **70FEB are Special Event Stations (12 in all) organized to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II
Each month in 2015 will see an activation of a different call sign and send a total of 12 different QSLs.
The Special Event Stations are designed remember the importance of = PEACE = , and in honour to all who participated in the WW II, and especially honors the Brazilian Expeditionary Force - FEB, on the battlefields in Italy.
More information about the FEB may be found at:
The QSLs will be managed by PS7AB for SSB and PP1CZ: for CW & Digital:   Send your QSLs via: Bureau, LoTW, eQSL, OQRS, direct or e_mail. For direct QSL please send SASE and US$1.00 for postage. PS7AB asks you to send your "paper" QSL, because he collects QSL cards. SWL Cards are welcome.

A special certificate will be sent in 2016 via internet to stations who contact at least 10 of the Special Event Stations, by mode (SSB, CW or digital), or mixed (3 modes). There are no charges for the certificate, and they will be delivered by e-mail.

The schedule of these stations is:

JAN:     PP70FEB
FEB:     PQ70FEB
APR:    PS70FEB and ZW70FEB
MAY:   PT70FEB and ZW70FEB
JUN:    PU70FEB and ZW70FEB
DEC:    ZY70FEB 2/20/15

Tks 2/23/15 (Change made 4/20/15)

February 27, 2015 to Feb 26, 2016

BELGIUM                                            ON80OSA AWARD

This award celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the Antwerp Radio Club. Their permanent club call of ON4OSA will be replaced by ON80OSA for a year. A diploma is available for anyone who can log this anniversary call sign at least 5 times using HF in SSB or 10 times using FM via direct or repeater transmissions allowed .

Send application information by e-mail to The price for this award is 5 €uro’s for Europe or 5 dollar rest of the world.

Internet (

Tks PA3CUZ 6/6/15

June 1 to December 31, 2015

BELGIUM                                            90th Anniversary of UBA-LGE Award

The ARS UBA-LGE commemorates the 90th anniversary of UBA-LGE Ličge (Union des Amateurs Emetteurs – Section Ličge). In celebration of this event, the UBA-LGE offers a commemorative award which is available to all licensed radio amateurs, including SWLs.

Award Rules:
1. The bulk of the qualifying score of contacts must be made by contacts with special event station OR90VL and individuals members from the UBA-LGE ARS. All HF bands and modes are valid.
2. QSO’s with OR90VL must be made minimum on 3 different bands.
3. Each member of UBA-LGE using an "OP prefix " during November 2015 will count for 2 QSOs. (4 points).
4. Entrants are allowed to use all emissions (SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK)

Applications can be submitted in a form of check sheet certified by signature. Applications mailed that request the award be issued in paper form ($US5) or (PAYPAL ) or as an electronic digital image (free of charge) will be accepted with dead line on Feb. 28th 2016.  Paper applications should be sent to UBA-LGE Award Manager: Paul DELMELLE, ON6DP, Grand Route 58, B=4122 NEUPRE, Belgium

Award Levels:
For :                                 ON &        EU Non-EU
Level 1 (Bronze) ………. 200 points    100 points
Level 2 (Silver)…………. 370 points   190 points
Level 3 (Gold) …………. 460 points   270 points

Qualifying call signs and Point Values:
The event callsign :………………………….. OR90VL = 10 points
QSO on June 25th with station………………OR90VL = 20 points

The members callsigns:
ON3LMA,ON3JP, ON3ACP = 2 points.
ON6DP,ON6MM,ON6PF,ON6QP = 2 points
ON7AP,ON7ZZ = 2 points
ON8OW,ON8SM = 2 points
OP0P,OQ6T,OR2E,OT4Z = 3 points

Email :

Tks Paul ON6DP 5/5/15



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

Calendar Year 2015

BULGARIA                                            All Saints Award 2015

This is an annual award by the Bulgarian radio club "Evangelist", which features 12 different Saints or Holy Men of the Orthodox church in Bulgaria. The 12 different special event stations that are activated each year form the basis for a very beautiful certificate featuring elaborate religious art.

Requirements: Contact the required number of special event stations.
1. European stations need 10 QSO/SWL contacts of the 2015 call signs.
2. All other stations need 5 QSO/SWL contacts of the 2015 call signs. .

On the first day of each month, a new call sign honoring one of these saints is activated and will generally remain active all of that month. The schedule for 2015 is as follows:
1. January LZ290MB St. Boniface Mchenik
2. February LZ550SI Sv. Prep Isaac the Syrian
3. March LZ386SK St. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem
4. April LZ883PI St. Prep Joseph the Hymnographer
5. May LZ102SIB St. John the Evangelist
6. June LZ293MA St. Mchenitsa Aquilina
7. July LZ429PS St. Prep. Sisoy Veliki
8. August LZ250MM St. Mchenik Miron Prezviter
9. September LZ129WNLS St. Mchenitsi Vyara Sofia
10. October LZ130SAK St. Apostle Quadratus
11. November LZ259PA St. Prepodobnomchenitsa Anastasia The Roman
12. December LZ362MT Sts. 15 Sveschenomchenitsi

Fee for a digital award, delivered to you as an image file and printed by your equipment is free. A printed and mailed award will cost 5E. Applications should be sent to: Payment for the paper diploma is 5E via PAYPAL to Your QSL is not necessary, only a log extract is needed. The award is issued with separate numbering for the year 2015 starting with number 1/2015, etc. The award design is different for each year, and only contacts for the current year are used for the award. Prefix hunters are practically guaranteed 12 new prefixes for their collection each and every year!.


Tks 1/13/15

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 2015

CZECH REPUBLIC                               750th Anniversary of the Czech Budejovice

Czech Budejovice is a small town in Bohemia, Czech Republic and will celebrate the 750th anniversary of its founding in 2015. 
To earn this award, applicants must get 750 points from contacts made with the following stations:
a. Special event station OL750CB = 150 points on HF and counts 250 on VHF.
b. Club stations OK1KCB, OK1KJD and OK1KWV = 100 points on HF and 150 on VHF.
c. Other stations with permanent QTH in C(eské Bude(jovice = 50 points on HF and 75 points FM

Each station can be counted for one contact per band, or using different modes including CW, SSB, FM (repeater QSOs OK) and any form of digital operation.
The schedule of station OL750CB will be published on .
The diploma is issued in electronic form free of charge upon request. Send log extract using ADIF, EDI, Cabrillo, etc.) with all contact information. The organizer shall carry out checks according to their log sources. Send application for issuing the diploma by e-mail to: .


Tks K1BV Research 12/18/14

1 January 2015 to 16 August 2016 (Award term)
8 - 22 August 2015 (Dates of operation of the special event station.)

Czech Republic                                    "1815 - Saint Don Bosco - 2015"
                                                                                               200th Anniversary of Birth of Saint Don Bosco OL200SDB

Special station OL200SDB will be active from 8 - 22 August 2015, commemorating the- 200th anniversary since the birth of Saint Don Bosco. Radioklub Kunovice is issuing on the anniversary of 200 years since the birth of the founder of the Salesians - Don Bosco, a short time diploma titled "1815 – SAINT DON BOSCO – 2015" 

QSO are valid from January 1, 2015 until August 16, 2016. QSO made through the repeater cannot be counted. QSOs made in contests can be counted. OL200SDB will be active from August 8 to August 22, 2015.

The award will be issued for contacts on all bands and modes. SWL OK.
No awards will be issued for particular band or particular types of operations.
The same station may be worked on different bands or modes for award credit.



1. EU stations on HF: need 2 QSO with OL200SDB and 200 QSOs with stations from the list of countries where, where members of the Salesian order works. A maximum of 10 QSOs may be made from any one country for award crediit.

2. DX stations on HF: must make one 1 QSO with OL200SDB and 200 QSOs with stations from the list of countries where members of the Salesian order works. A maximum of 10 QSOs may be made from any one country for awad credit.

QSO are counted with stations from the following participating countries: Albania, Angola, Antilles, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azebaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroun, Canada, Cape Verde, Centroafrica, Colombia, Congo Brazzaville, Corea, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Guatemala, Guinea Conakry, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Chad, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherland, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Rumania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sud Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

An application for award to be submitted electronically via
The fee for the printed award is € 10 or $ 12. Electronic award will be issued free of charge. If applying by e-mail, make sure you give your call sign.
Payment can be made by bank transfer 2500228561/2010, IBAN CZ0420100000002500228561, BIC code/SWIFT FIOBCZPPXXX or via PayPal

QSL: OQRS on http/ 

Tks ON4CAS 8/14/15

Calendar Year 2015

Czech Republic                                  UEFA "UNDER AGE 21" ChampionShip 2015 Diploma

The Radioklub Kunovice sponsored this short time award on the occasion of the European Football Championship U21 games. QSO are valid from January 1, 2015 until December 31, 2015. QSOs made through repeaters cannot be counted. QSOs made in contests can be counted. The special event Call sign OL21 UEFA will be active between 16 and 30 June 2015. All bands and modes. Each station may be counted on multiple bands with no restrictions concerning the type of operation. SWL OK.  
No awards will be issued for contacts with same station, but each QSO may be made with a different type of operation or on other band.

1. OK+OM stations on HF: Make 3 QSOs with station OL21UEFA and 3 QSOs with stations at least 6 of the participating countries (total 3 + 3*6 QSO).
2. EU stations on HF: Make 2 QSOs with OL21UEFA and 2 QSO with stations of at least 6 participating countries (total 2 + 2*6 QSO).
3. DX stations on HF: Make 1 QSO with OL21UEFA and 1 QSO with stations of at least 6 participating countries (total 1 +1*6 QSO).

Participating Countries:
QSO are counted with stations from the following participating countries: Czech Republic (OK), England (G), Denmark (OZ), Italy (I), Germany (DL), Portugal (CT), Serbia (YU), and Sweden (SM).Applying: An application for award must be submitted electronically via . The fee for the printed award is 8€ or $US10. Electronic awards will be issued free of charge.  When applying, be sure to enclose your call sign.

Payment can be made by bank transfer 2500228561/2010, IBAN CZ0420100000002500228561, BIC code/SWIFT FIOBCZPPXXX.

E-mail: OK1XOE

Tks 6/19/15

Calendar Year 2015

DENMARK                                              OZ90IARU Award

A special event call sign, OZ9ŘIARU ,will be activated during 2015 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the IARU, (International Amateur Radio Union).  An award has been created available to all radio amateurs who make contacts with the special event call. The call sign will be active on many bands using multiple modes in order to make it more easy for other radio amateurs to achieve contacts.

Award Requirements: (regardless of the mode/modes used)

Gold award: QSO on 4 different bands.
Silver award: QSO on 3 different bands.
Bronze award: QSO on 2 different bands.

European stations:
Gold award: QSO on 7 different bands.
Silver award: QSO on 5 different bands.
Bronze award: QSO on 3 different bands.

All QSOs must be with the same call sign.
The award is available free of charge for a "print yourself" certificate. A laminated printed version is available as well.

Print yourself: 
Send an e-mail to award Manager OZ4CG which lists your contacts with OZ90IARU. The sponsor will check your QSOs in Club-log and you will, free of charge, get an e-mail reply with the requested award attached.

Laminated already printed:
Send a post letter to the QSL Manager OZ0J including the payment. Remember to specify which level of the award you want. All awards to one address cost USD $10 or 3 valid IRCs to cover our costs for printing the award and for envelope and return postage. Alternatively you may use PayPal and send your payment and award-request to PayPal account

Application deadline is December 1, 2016

If you have any questions about our award, please contact sponsor at .
A log is available at 
Please check out that the needed QSOs are in the sponsor's log, before you send any award request.


Tks ON4CAS, PA3CUZ 1/23/15

Calendar Year 2015

ENGLAND                               Coastal & Tidal Award 2015

The award is sponsored by the Worked All Britain (WAB) group and only contacts made in the calendar year 2015 are valid for this award. The group sponsors a wide selection of awards for contacting stations located within different "grids" which cover the United Kingdom. Refer to their website for complete (and exhaustive) details. Only the squares which contain tidal water will count as credit towards the award. The valid islands are the ones as per the current W.A.B. islands list. Their website also includes award fees and a wealth of information about their many programs.

A certificate will be awarded for each level up to and including Sapphire. The lower levels must be claimed and paid for either prior to, or at the same time as, the higher ones. Trophies will be presented at the A.G.M. the following year. The requirements are shown below. All contacts must be made within the 2015 calendar year, i.e. 1st January - 31st December 2015.

UK HF/Europe HF            Squares            Islands
Basic                         50                0
Bronze                        100               4
Silver                        150               8
Gold                          200               12
Platinum                      250               16
Sapphire                      300               20
Diamond                       350               24
Second Trophy                 700               30
UK VHF/Outside Europe HF/HF & VHF Activated
                          Squares            Islands
Basic                         15                0
Bronze                        30                0
Silver                        45                0
Gold                          60                0
Platinum                      75                0
Sapphire                      90                0
Diamond                       100               0
Second Trophy                 200               0

Several tracking spreadsheets are available from W.A.B.  See their website listed below. 


Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015

Calendar Year 2016

ENGLAND                                                         Kernow Award

From 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016, radio amateurs with a main address in the County of Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly may apply to add the letter ‘K’ as a Regional Secondary Locator (RSL). E.g G3UCQ becomes GK3UCQ.

The "K" is Celtic for Cornwall.

In April, 2014 The U.K. Government announced that the proud history, unique culture, and distinctive language of Cornwall would be fully recognised under European rules for the protection of national minorities. The decision to recognise the unique identity of the Cornish, now affords the County the same status under the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities as the UK’s other Celtic people, the Scots, the Welsh and the Irish.

OfCom have agreed to allow the use of the special prefix for a period of one year to allow radio amateurs, with a main address in Cornwall, to add the letter K to their call signs and to celebrate the unique status of the County.

Point Values: The Kernow Award is being offered by the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club to stations who make the required number of points. The award offers three levels of achievement for both HF & VHF classes.
A. One point is given per QSO made with a station using the ‘K’ in the call sign, any bands and modes may be used. A station may be worked on the same band with different modes.
B. The Special station GB2016K may be active during 2016 and, if so, will count 5 points for each QSO.

No repeater or internet QSOs are allowed.
QSOs must be made between 1st January 2016 and 31st December 2016.


CLASS ONE – Amateur Bands 1.8 to 30MHz
Gold – 30 points.
Silver – 20 points.
Bronze – 10 points.

CLASS TWO – Amateur Bands 50 MHz and above
Gold – 15 points.
Silver – 10 points.
Bronze – 5 points.

QSOs may be made using any mode and band the operator is legally entitled to use.
QSOs between 00:01 UTC 01/01/2016 and 23:59 31/12/2016 only will count.
The Kernow Award certificate will be a free download .pdf file.
All QSOs must be made using the same call sign, but /M /MM or /P is acceptable.
Please email your log in adif format to:- .The Award Manager is John Farrar, G3UCQ . (This is a work in progress so the conditions for the Award may change before 1/1/2016)

Tks Werner DH1PAL and Eyran 4X4-2238


March 18 to November 30, 2015

ESTONIA                                    Terra Mariana 800

The award celebrates the 800th anniversary of the establishment of Medieval Livonia under the control of the Holy See.

Terra Mariana (Land of Mary) was the official name for Medieval Livonia or Old Livonia which was formed in the aftermath of the Livonian Crusade in the territories comprising present day Estonia and Latvia. It was established on 2 February 1207, as a principality of the Holy Roman Empire but lost this status in 1215 when proclaimed by Pope Innocent III as directly subject to the Holy See. (Tks WIKIPEDIA.)

The Riga club YL3GBC has established Terra Mariana diploma 800 which requires contacts with special event station YL800TM during the period of March 18 to November30, 2015.

Certificate - 1 QSO;
Bronze Diploma - 2 QSO;
Diploma silver - 3 QSO;
Diploma gold - 4 QSO;

Bands: 80M, 15M, 10M

Applications for the diploma sent to Email


Tks 6/2/15

Calendar Year  2015

GERMANY                                            Bode Diploma

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Amateur Radio in Oschersleben / Bode the local chapter W12 Oschersleben / Bode is sponsoring a short-term diploma. Contacts to be made during the calendar year 2015.

Requirements: Earn a total 60 points by contacting stations listed below. There shall be no restrictions modes except Packet Radio and Echolink. The diploma can be issued upon request for individual bands or in mixed mode.

Requirements and Point Values:
1. The club station DK0ZG with special DOK "60W12" or Conteststation DQ5Q is a required contact.
2. Contacts on VHF receive double points. Only one QSO per band. Make sure you receive their DOK number.
3. Only a call sign case for contacts with W12 are counted.
4. A contacts must be made in the period 1 January to 31 December 2015 with these special event stations and their special DOK:
     a. Club Station W12 DK0ZG "60W12" 20 points
     b. Contest Call W12 DQ5Q 20 points
     c. All members of the OV W12 10 points
     d. Members of the OV W33, W09, W20, W14 and W08 = 1 point. 

The application may be made as an informal letter or a GCR list in paper form as well as e-mail, to the award manager. The award fee is 5-euro for printed certificate or in the form of a PDF file for fee of 2-Euro. The closing date for the award application is on the 31.12.2016:

Apply to: DG2PHE Peter Hartling, Am Gehren Anger 5, D-39397 Groningen OT Großalsleben, Germany.


Tks DH5MM 12/5/14

Calender Year 2015

GERMANY                                         -- Brave Radio Friends Series  --

General Requirements: The following group of awards are sponsored by the group: Brave Radio Friends. They are small versions of a number of well known and popular awards and give the awards hunter an introduction to these awards and may encourage participation in them at a later date.

All of these award are provided electronically as a PDF file. Be sure to specify the level, or the year applying for since they are offered each year. (Refer to the rules.) There is no award fee, and your application is an extract from your log as you complete any of them. Send an e-mail with the contact data to



BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS: Annual Islands Award 2015

To support the IOTA award program, this version is offered to all interested island hunters (OP or SWL). During the calendar year 2015, 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

BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS Castle Hunter Award 2015

The international DX club Brave Radio Friends sponsors this award which can be obtained each year anew by amateur radio operators or SWLs for contacts with/heard of stations 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.

Just 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.

To obtain the Castle Hunter Award 2015, you must work or hear stations from 20 different castles in 2015.


BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS: Radio Activity Award January 2015

The award is sponsored by BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS and can be applied for by amateur radio stations or short wave listeners. The rules are simple: In January 2015 work (OP) or hear (SWL) as many DXCC-entities as possible. No band or mode restrictions. All entities count only once, regardless of band or mode. For the award a minimum of 20 DXCC-entities is required. The number of DXCC entities worked/heard will be entered in the award.

Application with log extract (please pdf, doc, xls or jpg). Deadline of the application is February 28, 2015.

Calendar Year 2015

GERMANY                                                    BUGA Diploma

The DARC local associations of Brandenburg Y06, Y04 Premnitz, Rathenow Y12 and Tangermünde W04 are offering a diploma honoring the Federal Garden Show 2015 in the Havel region to all radio amateurs and SWL's who made contacts with the indicated stations during the period 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015.  You may earn the award by making 100 points by contacting stations of the above-mentioned local organizations during the award period. All bands and modes OK. Packet Radio and Echo Link are excluded..

1. Each contact with stations of local associations YO6, YO4, Y12 and W04 = 10 points,
2/ Club Station with S-DOK BUGA15 = 30 points,
3. all other club stations = 20 points.
4. Links to 144 MHz or higher count double.
5. Each station will be considered regardless of the mode only once per band.

List of Club stations:
DM3D Y06

The award application should be sent in the format of a log extract to the following address: Jens Rahnis, DL3RNZ, Dorfstr. 10, 14662 Friesack, Germany.
The award is available as a PDF document (FREE) or paper. The cost for the printed award is 5 € / 5 $. The diploma can be requested in the DCL.


Tks PA3CUZ 6/6/15

Calendar Year 2015

GERMANY                                           65th Anniversary of the DARC

To celebrate the 65th birthday of the DARC, the DX & HF Contesting Committee is issuing a special award. The award period runs from January 1st through December 31st 2015 and the applicant has to submit confirmed contacts with special event stations DL65DARC and DK65DARC using the DCL (DARC Community Logbook) as follows

A. Basic level
: contact all 24 DARC-districts by working the special call signs DL65DARC or DK65DARC (a total of 24 contacts)
B. Master level
: contact all 24 DARC-districts by working the special call sign DL65DARC plus all 24 DARC-districts by working the special call sign DK65DARC (a total of 48 contacts)

Every German district is activating each of these call signs for two different weeks spread over the entire year. Additionally the DX & HF Contesting Committee will activate the special call signs during certain periods. Contacts made during these periods may be used in place of missing districts once per special call sign ("Jokerwoche" in the activity list).

The schedule for the activities for all districts and the DX & HF-Contesting committee are published at: .

All amateur radio bands and modes within the privileges of the applicant's license may be used. An award may be made specific to a certain band or mode. You can only apply for the award via the DARC Community Logbook (DCL). The award is available as a PDF download for a fee of 3 EUR, or as paper version for a fee of 7 EUR.

Short wave listeners may apply for the award by sending a log extract to the award manager containing the following data: three SWL reports of DL65DARC and three SWL reports of DK65DARC each on three different bands including the station worked on the other side (six contacts) The award is available as a PDF download for the fee of 3 EUR or as paper version for the fee of 7 EUR.

The cost of the award is payable via PayPal during the application process. Award manager is OM Friedrich zur Hellen, DL4BBH. dl4bbh(at)

Here is the link to the DCL: 
The DCL is also linked to eQSL and LoTW and includes many DARC contest logs.

The registration process for the DCL is supported in English here: 

E-mail: dl4bbh(at) (Award manager)

Tks DH1PAL 12/31/14

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

Calendar Year 2015

GERMANY                                                         GELLERT DIPLOMA

2015 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Christian Gellert, a poet and educator, one of the forerunners of the golden age of German literature. ( ).  The year is being celebrated as a Gellert Year under the patronage of Dr. Thomas de Maizičre and supported by Prof. Dr. John F. Reynolds. On this occasion the DARC local branch Mittweida (S-44), offers the "Gellert diploma".  Contact special commemorative stations and members of the DARC Mittweida branch, S-44 during calendar year 2015 to earn this award.

Point Values:
1. Contacts with members of the OV-44 S = 5 points.
2. Special Event station DA300CFG (DOK CFG300) = 20 points.
3. Club station DK0MIT and DL0FBG = 10 points.
4. During the jubilee weeks (birthday/anniversary, member points = 10..
Points Required:
DL 100 points
EU 50 points
DX 20 points

Diploma cost is 2E for PDF or 5E for paper version.

Diploma Editor: DL3JRA, Ahnert, Rainer.  Address: DK0MIT, PO Box 1121, D-09641 Mittweida, Germany.

Electronic Payment may be made to:
DARC OV e.V. S44 Mittweida
Account number: 990115604
Bank Code: 500 100 60
Bank: Postbank
IBAN: GB62 5001 0060 0990 1156 04

Send fee and list of contacts, which is confirmed by another OM..


Tks PA3CUZ 1/2015

1 January 2015 to 31 April 2016

GERMANY                               "Hürther Twin Cities diploma" (HPD) DOK G50

This short-term diploma commemorates the 25th anniversary of the founding of the local branch of Hürth G50 (in May 1990). The award may earned by all licensed radio amateurs and Short Wave Listeners. The award may be earned by contacts from 1 January 20-15 to 31 April 2016

1. Make at least one wireless contact with radio amateurs from the local chapter Hürth DOK = G50 or with a station using the the special DOK identifier of 25G50 and out of the city and Hürth
2. Contact radio amateurs from at least three of the six twin towns of the city Hürth These are:
Argelčs-sur-Mer (France)
Burhaniye (Turkey)
Kabernet (Kenya)
Skawina (Poland)
Spijkenisse (Netherlands)
Thetford (England)

3. One contact to Hürth is mandatory.
4. If you only contact 1 of the "Twin Towns" partner locations, this requirement can be satisfied by making at least one contact with a club station in the DOK of G50. There are 2 club stations which qualify, and these are: DK0AR and DL0YM.

A maximum of two jokers (wild card substitutions) may be used.
The following will count as a contact with the city Hürth:
a. Radio contacts with YL's and OM's, which are members of the G50 OV,
b. Radio contact with the special DOK 25G50,
c. Radio contacts with YL's and OM's, who live in the urban area Hürth and are not members of the G50 are OV,
d. Radio contacts with G50 members who do not reside in the urban area Hürth.

As a substitute for connections to Argeles-sur-Mer, France you may use any station residing in département 66 (Pyrénées Orientales).

Other Conditions and Requirements:
All bands and modes.
The proof is done by a log extract.
SWLs must list both sides of the contact they use. (Enter in the remarks column.)
Send log extract and fee of Self Addressed Letter plus 5€ (Please send 5 € the graduate application attached as Form) will be requested from the award manager. 

The award manager is: Christian Boehringer, DG5KCB, Gücherweg 67, D-50169 Kerpen, Germany.


Tks DH1PAL 12/31/14 (Corrected 3/27/15)

Calendar Year 2015

GERMANY                                         Brave Radio Friends: BRF 90 IARU Award 2015

This award is sponsored by the BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS group and can be applied for by any amateur radio station or short wave listener. In the calendar year 2015 there are many special event stations on the air carrying the special suffix of 90IARU at the end of their call sign. They are recognizing the 90th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union.

Requirement: Applicants must work stations xx90IARU from at least 5 different DXCC entities in 2015. No band or mode restrictions. All entities only count once, regardless of band or mode.

Apply by sending an e-mail containing all of the usual QSO data from the xx90IARU stations. Send this data by e-mail to: The award is free of charge and will be sent to you in the form of a PDF document to be printed on your computer equipment.


Tks DE3EAR 4/2/15

Calendar Year 2015

GERMANY                                      20th Anniversary Diploma BV Saxony / OV Collmberg Z91

The BV Saxony and the local chapter Collmberg Z91 issues this award to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their founding for all radio contacts made during the period from 01.01. - 31.12.2015. A special free short-term diploma is available for earning at least 91 points by the rules below.

Point Values:
1. Special event station DQ70ELBE = 25 points.
2. Club stations of Z91 (DC0TO / DL0RCO) = 20 points.
3. YL stations who are members of DOK Z91 =15 points.
4. Stations belonging to DOK Z91 =10 points.

There are no band or mode restrictions, it includes all modes including relay links!
Each station may be worked one time considered independently of the band and mode.
The Diploma is issued for free in PDF format via e-mail.
Diploma applications are electronically transmitted (see link).
Send application via e-mail message which provides a log extract of contacts made. Send to: Award Manager Ronny Lorenz:

Additional info:   

Tks DIG Bulletin #1847 12/23/14

1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015

GERMANY                                              100th Anniversary of the Cottbus Hospital

The Cottbus Hospital celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014. It was founded in 1914 as the "City Hospital" by Prof. Dr. Carl Thiem, considered the founding father and founder of the German Trauma Surgery.
All SWL, YL and OM have the opportunity to obtain the short-term diploma "1914-2014 100 years Carl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus" . It is for amateur radio contacts during the period from May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015 by the DARC, sponsored by the Ortsverband Cottbus (DOK Y24) on the following terms:

Points Required: Earn at least 100 points. There are no band and mode restrictions, however packet and echo-link contacts are not valid for the award.

Points Values:
(1) contacts with special event station DM100CTK counts one time for 30 points. This is a mandatory contact.
(2) contacts with the club stations call sign of the local chapter Cottbus, DOK Y24, these are DK0BTU, DM0R, DM3W, DP5R, DP6P each count once for 20 points.
(3) contacts with radio amateurs from the local chapter Cottbus, DOK Y24 count once each for 10 points.
(4) The above point values are doubled when made by stations outside of Germany.

Send a log extract of the contacts and point values of the stations you have made for the award.  Include the following information: Make sure your application includes your call sign, name and address. For stations contacted, include call sign, DOK, date, time, frequency, and mode.

Apply by traditional mail or e-mail to: Diploma Manager: Steffen Marquaß, DL8UIL, Leuthener Str. 32, D-03099 Kolkwitz, Germany or . Award Fee: EUR 5 for Germany, 10 EUR for abroad, 3 EUR online as a PDF file (print it yourself). The deadline for applying for the diploma is 31 December 2015.


Tks 12/19/14

Calendar Years of 2015, 2016 and 2017

GERMANY                                                                   Worked WRTC Qualification Regions (WWQR) Award

The club "World Radio Team Championship 2018 e.V." is preparing for the WRTC 2018 in Germany. In conjunction with this, the club is offering a Special Certificate Series during 2015, 2016 and 2017.   From January 1st to December 31st of each of the three years, applicants for this award must show proof of having made confirmed contacts (QSOs) with stated numbers of the 29 WRTC qualification regions, using the DCL (DARC-Community-Logbook).

There are 3 classes:
Class 3: 20 Regions
Class 2: 25 RegionsClass 1: 29 Regions

Special awards
5-Band: 29 Regions on 5 bands
6-Band: 29 Regions on 6 bands

A QSO with a special WRTC-Organization Committee station counts as a joker *). It is allowed to use all amateur radio bands and transmission modes that the license of the applicant permits. It is also possible to have the certificate issued in a single mode or single band. In this case, the certificates will be issued with special serial numbers.  
The certificate can be applied for and downloaded via DCL as a PDF document. The handling fee in that case is 3 Euro. A printed paper version is also available for a handling fee of 7 Euro and will be sent by standard mail.
Certificate Manager: Hajo Weigand, DJ9MH, Altensteiner Weg 1, D 97437 Hassfurt, Germany. E-mail:
*) One Joker per Certificate may be used as one QSO with a call of the WRTC 2018 Organizing Committee for the application for the associated band and mode.

List of regions valid for the WWQR
Team ID:
AF#NW: CQ zones 33, 34, 35
AF#SW: CQ zones 36, 37, 38, 39

AS#1: CQ zone 17, UA9 in zone 16
AS#2: CQ zones 18, 19, 23 (without BY)
AS#3: CQ zone 20 (asiatic part)
AS#4: CQ zone 21
AS#5: 9M2, 9V, CQ zones 22, 23 (BY), 24, 26
AS#6: CQ zone 25 (HL, JA)

EU#1: ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OJ0, OY, OZ, SM, TF, YL
EU#2: 4U1I, C3, EI, F, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HB9, HB0, LX, ON, PA
EU#3: ER, EU, HA, OE, OK, OM, SP, UR
EU#4: 1A, 3A, 9H, CT, CU, EA, EA6, HV, I, IS, T7, TK, ZB
EU#5: 4O, 9A, E7, LZ, S5, SV, SV5, SV9, SV/A, TA (european part), YO, YU, Z3, ZA
EU#6: R1F, UA1-6, UA2
EU#7: DL

NA#1: 4U1UN, W1, W2, W3
NA#2: W4
NA#3: W8, W9
NA#4: W5
NA#5: W0
NA#6: W6, W7
NA#7: CY0, CY9, FP, OX, VE1, 2, 3, 9, VO, VY0, VY2
NA#8: KL7, VE4, 5, 6, 7, 8, VY1
NA#9: CQ zones 6, 7, 8, VP9

OC#1: CQ zones 27, 28, 31
OC#2: CQ zones 29, 30, 32

SA#1: CQ zones 11 (PY, ZP)
SA#2N: CQ zones 9, 10
SA#2S: CQ zones 12, 13

ANTARCTICA is assigned to the appropriate CQ zone.

Their website has a listing of all those who have earned the award..


Tks DH1PAL 10/22/15

Here is copy of e-mail from DL6MHW to help you gain access to the DARC equivalent of ARRL's Logbook of the World

Hi folks,

the WWQR award series is an opportunity for every active ham to join the WRTC community. You have to work stations from WRTC qualification regions. The award is issued on a yearly basis. We have just published an article with a step by step approach for an easy electronic application using the DARC Community Logbook (DCL). After log-in (easy with an LOTW account) you might find already enough points for the basic classes of WWQR because DCL contains QSO data from WPX and other contests. Moreover, you can import QSOs from LOTW, Clublog our your own ADIF for higher class awards. Just import your CQWW SSB Log or use that from CQWW CW to obtain a 5-Band- or 6-Band-Award.

Read the step by step guide to the WWQR Award:

Go directly to the DCL Login site to apply for your WWQR Award

73 de Michael, DL6MHW

P.S: Please distribute this information to your active ham radio friends.
Michael Höding, DL6MHW
Vice-President, Fundraising, PR
Phone: +49 39201 20779

CY 2015

HUNGARY                                      10 years SOTA Hungary Award

The group "Summits on the Air" (SOTA) Hungary celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015. To celebrate this 10th anniversary they are issuing a limited-time 10 years SOTA Hungary Award. The special event station HA10SOTA will operate in the period January 1 - December 31, 2015.:

Contact SOTA activated locations operating from HA summits as following:
1. HF: Earn 50 points on HF bands. Each activator of a summit counts 1 point, the special event station HA10SOTA counts 5 points. The special event station must be worked at least 3 times.
2. HF-pro: Earn 100 points on HF bands. Each activator of a summit counts 1 point, the special event station HA10SOTA counts 5 points. The special event station must be worked at least 3 times.
3. VHF: Collect 20 points on VHF bands. Each activator counts 1 point, the special event station HA10SOTA counts 2 points. The special event station must be worked at least 1 times.

Other Rules:
a. Only QSOs in the period January 1 - December 31, 2015 count for the Award.
b. Same activator from the same summit can be worked multiple times.
c. An activator from the same summit may be counted only once per day.
d. Multiple activators working from the same summit on the same day count for the Award.
e. HF and VHF QSOs count in their respective categories.
f. QSOs on all amateur bands and in all modes count for the Award, except contacts through terrestrial repeaters.
g. HF: below 30 MHz, VHF: above 30 MHz

Separate set of rules for "activators".  Refer to their website. 

Award application: Award manager: Donáczy Gábor HA1DTQ ( ; mailing address can be found on ).
Applications must be accompanied by the list QSO's (showing the summit references worked or activated) and include the name and address of the applicant together with the claimed award level.
The Award will be issued in A4 size and will be sent laminated via air mail if requested in printed form. Fee for the Award in this case: EU-DX stations 7 EUR or 9 USD, HA stations 1200 Ft.
(Awards in electronic form (sent as PDF) are free of charge.)


Tks 1/23/15

Calendar Year 2015

ITALY                                             Diploma "The Great War 1915/1918"

Ths diploma is issued by the LGG ARI Montebelluna to all amateur and SWL stations that request it and have achieved the minimum score required.

1. PERIOD: January 1, 2015 (00:00 utc) to December 31, 2015 (00:00 utc)
2. CONTACT These stations:
a. All members of the ARI Montebelluna as listed on the website
b. Jolly stations and also the following: - IQ3QR - ARI Montebelluna
c. The activations from section members of sites representative of the Great War located on Monte Grappa, Montello e Piave River.
d. Activities which will be advertised on the site and any other means of communication that section deems appropriate.
3. MODES: Are allowed the following ways: CW - SSB - DIGITAL (RTTY - PSK31)
4. BANDS: All amateur bands in accordance with the band plan
a. QSOs with Jolly (wild card stations) = 10 points;
b. QSOs with the members of the Section of Montebelluna provide varying points by mode:
"CW: 5 points
"DIGITAL: 4 points
"SSB: 3 points
All stations, including Jolly stations, can be connected only once a day (without distinction by band and mode).

1. "Italian Stations: 30 points
2. "Europeans: 20 points
3. "Stations outside Europe: 10 points
4. Endorsements for scores of 50, 100, 200 points are available..

CW & DIGITAL will be calling: CQ CQ DE IQ3QR LGG K
SSB CQ CQ from IQ3QR - "Diploma The Great War".

The request must be accompanied by a list of contacts made (LOG SHEET) - which includes the usual contact information.
Cards are not needed. but sponsor reserves the opportunity to request them in case of inspection.
The award fee is € 10.00 (or 15.00 US Dollars) to cover expenses.

The application and fee should be sent to:  ARI Montebelluna, c / o Office Civil Defence, Via Callarga 10, I-31044 Montebelluna (Treviso), Italy. Applications must be received no later than February 28, 2016.


Tks IK2EBP 10/29/14


4 May 2015 to 4 November 2018

ITALY                            Diploma "Great War Centenary on Vicentino Front"

The section A.R.I. Thiene along with sections of Bassano del Grappa, Valdagno, Vicenza and with the sponsorship of the GRA (Group Amateur Radio Alpini) have cooperated in establishing the "Diploma Great War Centenary Vicenza Front." During World War I, Italian troops were very active in the defense of Northern Italy in heavy mountainous territory.

The Diploma is issued to all OM and SWL stations, Italian and foreign, for contacting stations commemorating the centenary. The sites that will be activated include many mountain skirmish lines and stone fortresses. The list of sites to be activated is found on their web page, and also includes dates when they are expected to be active for the award.

Point values:

Any contacts with the activators operating adjacent to the listed landmarks and museums, are listed on their website and are alued at 8 points to 10 points in CW and SSB. For the calculation of points, the scoring will be the sum of the total of stations contacts times points.

The same station (activator) smay be contacted once a day regardless of the mode and the band. The bands used for the award are: 80-40-20-15-10-2 mt. A special prize will be given to the stations activators.

Points required:
1. Italian amateur radio stations / SWLs need 150-160 points for SSB and CW or 180 points for MIXed modes.
2. European amateur radios / SWLs need 100-120 for SSB and CW or 140 points MIXed modes.
3. Amateur radio Outside of Europe / SWL need 60-80 points for CW and SSB or 100 points MIXed modes.

The diploma is divided into three levels:
1. Gold for stations who get the score by connecting ALL different references
2. Silver to stations contacting at least 18 different references.
3. Bronze to stations contacting at least 10 different references.

The Diploma may be requested by e-mail by writing to the Awards Manager IK3FHP ( ), attaching your log extract in a standard ADIF fule. After verification of the log, the Diploma will be downloadable from the website dedicated: .

Station activators: the following stations are currently confirmed to activate locations for the award: IQ3BM, IQ3CW, IQ3CO, IQ3VI. In addition to these four call signs, there will be additional "On-Air" station activators with special names for the event: II3WW, II3FW, II3GM, II3PG.


Tks entry for II3FW

Calendar Year 2015

ITALY                                                               Diploma Laghi Italiani 2015

The Award is offered on an annual basis and is intended to improve the ham radio activities with portables and to encourage and discover the beauty of the lakes of Italy. 
It is available free of charge by all OM and SWL who have reached the indicated score during the calendar year.

a. Italian stations need to contact at least 10 different Lake references.
b. Other European stations need 5 Lake references.
c. All others need 3 Lake references..

All applications must be sent via e-mail to the Award Manager. QSL cards are not required, just the GCR List.
The Award is sent only via email (From I1ABT :size 1 Mb, format jpg or PDF).
Your application must contain the List of the worked Lake references with all QSO data and the choice of category (ssb, ssb-40, cw, rtty,qrp, etc).
Official web site: division of ARI Ivrea sponsored by the Regional Committee Piedmont and Valle d 'Aosta

Manager I1ABT
Photo Gallery IK1PXP
Database online:
Award Manager I1ABT G. Bruno
Additional data in word document may be found at:

Tks PA3CUZ 3/8/15

June 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

ITALY                                                     International Year of Light Award IYL2015

The ARI sections of Napoli, Roma, Torino and Padova in collaboration with the National Institute of Astro Physics INAF-, introduce the Diploma IYL2015. The rules are:

1. Operating Period: June 1, 2015 (00:00 UTC) to 31 December 2015 (24.00 UTC)
2. During this period make QSO / HRD with the following stations with special call:
     a. II0IYL at the Astronomical Observatory of Monte Mario (Rome)
     b. II1IYL at the Astronomical Observatory of Pino Torinese (Turin)
     c. II3IYL at the Astronomical Observatory of Asiago and Cima Ekar (PADUA)
     d. II8IYL at the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte (Naples)
     e. There will be activated other 4 stations with the same names, but cross "P"
3. To obtain the Diploma you must contact at least one time, the four main stations that will be installed at the Observatory, their activation, as one of the stations / P, will be promptly publicized via the Internet, providing the names, times, modes of transmission and bands used.
4. Modes used: CW, SSB, Digital (RTTY and PSK)
5. Bands: amateur bands of 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m - With the same station are allowed a maximum of 3 QSO / HRD per day per band (one for each mode).
6. Scoring: Each QSO / HRD with the main stations acquires the score following:
       5 points in CW,       
       4 points in Digital and  
       3 points in SSB
7. Stations operating / P always be worth 2 points for every band and mode.
|8. Diploma: may be required to achieve the score as follows:
     a. Stations Italiane100 points,
     b. 50 points European,
     c. outside of European 25 points
9. Confirmations: a special commemorative QSL will be sent, in addition to requesting the Diploma in those who request it by direct, via bureau or eQSL.
10. Deadline: requests must be received by February 28, 2016
11. Requests must be sent by Email to , or by mail to the ARI Naples - c / o IK8PXZ Vittorio Borriello via Piave 142 I-80126 Naples, using the format set up for this purpose and available at the Sections activators and be accompanied from the extract of your log in the excel format. The Diploma will be available electronically. If you wish a hard copy on parchment paper, the cost is 10 € or $ 12, payable on c / c payable ARI Section of Naples - IBAN IT02A0760103400001002292439.
12. QSL CARD II1IYL: All QSL will be sent automatically via the bureau. For requests via Direct send: a Pre-addressed envelope SASE or 2 € or US$2 to the following address: A.R.I. Section of Turin - PO BOX No. 250-10100 - Torino, Italy.


Tks PA3CUZ 6/6/15

June 12 2015 to June 11, 2016

JAPAN                                        JARL 90th Anniversary Award

The Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) was established in 1926, and is celebrating their 90th year. To commemorate this special occasion, the JARL is offering a special award named "JARL 90th Anniversary Award."

There are 5 different certificates available:
J - For contacts with Japanese amateur stations with 9 different Prefixes.
A - For contacts with 9 different cities or ku of Japan.
R - For contacts with 9 different Guns of Japan.
L - For contacts with 9 different prefectures of Japan.
90th - For contacts with 90 different amateur stations.

If you contact JARL Special Event Stations celebrating this 90th anniversary, you may count them as nine of its required points.
Period: Only contacts (receptions) made from June 12, 2015 through June 11, 2016 will be acceptable. The JARL will start accepting applications on June 12, 2015, and this period will extend to December 31, 2016.
Application: Send the application form (found on their website) and the fee shown below. A sample of application form is found on their WWW site noted below. (.doc). (QSLs are not required for this award.)
Fee: Please send 1,000 yen. or 8 IRCs with your application.
The award is free for junior high school students or amateur operators younger than 15 years.
Please send the documents for age verification with your application and 90thaward fee.

Endorsements: Applicants can request for maximum of 3 endorsements from the following
6 kinds that are available: 1. Single Band 2. Single Mode 3. QRP (QRPp) 4. Satellite 5. D-STAR and 6. ONE DAY
Points: If you made QSOs through repeaters or internet, we will also issue the award.

Commemorative Plaque: If you obtained all of five awards, you will be awarded an optional commemorative plaque (a fee is required). For details, refer to WWW link below.
Note: Only one contact with a particular station is valid for each award. Even if you have QSOs with JA1RL and JA1RL/2, only one QSO can be used for the application of each award.
Applications may be submitted to: Japan Amateur Radio League - Award Desk, 3-43-1 Minamiotsuka, Toshima, Tokyo 170-8073, JAPAN.


Tks Nick VK3ANL 11/8/15


Calendar Year 2015

GERMANY                                             Brave Radio Friends: BRF 90 IARU Award 2015

This award is sponsored by the BRAVE RADIO FRIENDS group and can be applied for by any amateur radio station or short wave listener. In the calendar year 2015 there are many special event stations on the air carrying the special suffix of 90IARU at the end of their call sign. They are recognizing the 90th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union.

Requirement: Applicants must work stations xx90IARU from at least 5 different DXCC entities in 2015. No band or mode restrictions. All entities only count once, regardless of band or mode.

Apply by sending an e-mail containing all of the usual QSO data from the xx90IARU stations. Send this data by e-mail to: The award is free of charge and will be sent to you in the form of a PDF document to be printed on your computer equipment.


Tks DE3EAR 4/2/15

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.

Requirements:Total need - 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
LY2BTN Adomas Dargis
LY2CB Genadij Baranov
LY2CD Vincentas Algimantas Dapkus
LY2CH Algis Radavičius

LY2CV Bolius Ambrozevičius
LY2GB Fredas Vaišnora
LY2GN Genadijus Novikovas
LY2GO Apolinaras Varneckis
LY2GV Gintautas Šeporaitis
LY2GZ Rostanas Vaitkus
LY2HQ Andr jus Šarpilo
LY2LU Leonas Sankauskas
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
LY3SU Stanislovas Krivickas
LY3U Gita Tamulien
LY3VB Nikolaj Besonij
LY4SA Aleksandras Šarpilo
LY4TB Tomas Bers nas

Tks LY2QT 8/13/15

8 January to 31 October 2015

POLAND                                                         "60 YEARS CLUB SP9KAO"

Sponsored by the Tarnowski Amateur Radio Club and Modellers LOK SP9KAO at Tarnow to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first club communication in Tarnow and the surrounding area.
Requirements: In order to receive a diploma Polish stations must earm a total of 60 points, foreign stations need 30 and SWLs need 30 points. .

a) contact with the Special Event station HF60KAO.= 20 points.
b) contacts with members of the club SP9KAO = 2 points.
c) contacts with stations SP9NH, SP9JA, SP9AED, SP9IEK, SP9LLC, SP9GYY = 5 points.

Other rules:
a.) one contact with the station HF60KAO is obligatory.
b) multiple contacts with other stations can be repeated at using different bands and modes for award credits.
c) The Diploma will be issued in electronic form at NO CHARGE.
d Log extracts should be made using e-mail to:
e) Confirmation of QSL cards is not required..
f) Entries will be accepted until 31.12.2015.


E-mail: page for HF60KAO 8/16/15

1 February to 31 December 2015

ROMANIA                                                         The IARU-90 Diploma (1925-2015)

In 2015 we celebrate 77 years of Romanian membership in the IARU. This year the IARU celebrates it’s 90th year since foundation. On this occasion, Romania will be operating several special event stations: YO90IARU, YP90IARU, YQ90IARU and YR90IARU.  The stations will be active in all the bands and works mode starting on the 1st of February 2015 and continuing until the 31st of December 2015.  A special diploma has been created to honor the occasion.

Requirements: For receiving this diploma you need to obtain at least 100 points.

Point values:
1. Special event stations that in 2015 have "IARU" as suffix, = 10 points only one time no matter the band or mode. It is necessary that at least one of them to be in Romania (YO90IARU, YP90IARU, YQ90IARU, YR90IARU).
2. Any other station from Romania worked in 2015 = 1 point only one time no matter the band or mode.
3. For every additional 100 points you can receive a high class diploma.

Application: You can send the requests via e-mail to: until the deadline of 15 January 2016. Include all QSO information including call sign, points claimed, date, band, mode. An electronic diploma is free of charge. Printed diplomas are available and will cost 5 euro.


Tks YO3JW 1/26/15

Calendar Year 2015

ROMANIA                                             ITU-150 Diploma

On the occasion of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 1865, the Romanian Radioamateurs Federation creates the "ITU-150" Diploma.

Earn at least 100 points. Stations from any country that have "ITU" or "UIT" as sufix during 2015 = 25 points, only one time, no matter the band or the mode used.

It is necessary that at least one of your contacts be in Romania (YO150ITU, YP150ITU, YQ150ITU or YR150ITU). Any other station from Romania worked in 2015 will be worth 5 points, only one time, no matter the band or the mode. For every supplementary 100 points over the required 100 points, you will receive a higher class diploma.

Send the request by e-mail to: no later than 16 January 2016. The electronic diploma is free of charge. If you wish a printed version, the cost is 5 Euro and you should provide your complete address.

Tks YO3JW 6/29/15

20 September 2014 to 20 September 2015

ROMANIA                                                       Diploma "Bucharest 555"

On the occasion of the 555th anniversary of the founding of the city of Bucharest, a special award is being offered. Contact stations located in Bucharest during the period of 20 September 2014 to 20 September 2015 .

Point values and rules:
a. Every radio contact with a station in Bucharest earns a point on each band and/or mode (The modes include CW, PHONE, RTTY, PSK, and other digital modes such as JT65, ROS, Olivia, Hell, etc.)
b. Contacts may be made on any authorised band. However, contacts made through repeaters or echo link will not count for the award.
c. Contacts made during the contest in Bucharest 2015 will receive 2 points.
d. Look for special event stations which will be active: YO555BU, YP555BU, YQ555BU and YR555BU.

The Diploma will be offered in four classes:
Class "Novice" - 50 points.
Class "Standard" - 100 points.
Class "Advanced" - 250 points.
Class "Extra" - 500 points.

Applications may be submitted up to a closing date of 1 December 2015. The station which obtains the best score by the end of the award period will receive a special trophy. The Diploma will be offered without any fee, in electronic format. The cost for the printed version is 5 Euro for those outside YO.

The requests for printed version should be sent to: P.O.Box 22-50,Bucuresti,Romania-Europa, or via e-mail

Tks YO3JW 10/1014

Calendar Year 2016

RUSSIA                                               Cossack Village Gundorovskaya 335th Anniversary

The Diploma "Cossack Village Gundorovskaya" is sponsored by the military Cossack association of radio clubs and training units "Renaissance" on December 21, 2015 in honor of 335th anniversary of the founding of the village Gundorovskaya. Today the village is administratively a part of the city of Donetsk, in the Rostov region.

Earn 335 points for QSOs made with amateur radio stations in Donetsk (Russian District Award RO-14) on any bands. Each contact = 50 points) or make just one QSO via satellites.

Make contacts during the period 1 January 2016 to December 31, 2016. Repeat contacts with the same station are permitted on different bands and different modes. On the day of Jan 17, 2016 the year and during the festival (presumably the last Saturday of May) points for each QSO doubled.  Members of the club "Revival" will receive the award if their call was listed in at least 50 applications from other cities hams.

The award: "Cossack Village Gundorovskaya" will be distributed in electronic version, free of charge. Application for diploma should be made on the basis of a log extract and this information should be sent in format in doc, xls or tx to the award manager RL6MR address:


Calendar Year 2015

RUSSIA                                                Hero City Moscow

The Diploma "Hero City Moscow" is established by the Moscow City Department of Russian Amateur Radio Union (IHO CPP) in order to promote amateur radio and in honor of the heroism of the defenders of the capital of their country, the fortitude, courage and heroism of soldiers of the Red Army and the residents of Moscow during WWII. On May 8, 1965 by the Decree of the Presidium USSR Supreme Soviet the city of Moscow was awarded the title "Hero City". 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the date of this high honor. The diploma "Hero City Moscow" may be earned by making QSO / SWL, with amateur radio stations of the city of Moscow using any mode or band from the period January 1 to December 31, 2015. Repeated contacts will count when they are made on different bands or modes. QSO / SWL, conducted through VHF repeaters do not count for this award.

Requirements: To obtain the award, the applicant must earn at least 50 points (number of jubilee years).

Point Values:
One QSO / SWL with a Moscow station = 1 point.
QSOs with the memorial stations "Victory-70, RP70AM, RP70E, RP70ER, RP70FK, RP70KS, RP70LO, and RP70M = 5 points each.

Application for Certificate should be sent by in electronic form on the basis of your log extract and sent using the format of a Word text file (preferably) to the Award Manager at ICO CPP In the subject line you should indicate the subject: Hero City Moscow.
In the header of the application you must specify: surname, name and patronymic of the applicant, callsign, QTH, country of residence, date of application form, e-mail, comments, suggestions, proposals. After checking, the award manager, will issue an electronic version of the diploma and will send it to the email address specified by the applicant. All awards diploma program IHO CPP are free.


Tks 4/17/15

Calendar Year 2015

RUSSIA                                       DIPLOMA "90 years IARU" the SRR

This diploma is sponsored by the Russian IARU Member "SRR" and is issued to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the IARU.

Requirements: Make contact with at least 30 different special stations honoring the 90th Anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union during January 1 to December 31, 2015 which use the suffix "IARU". For example: DJ90IARU, 3Z90IARU, HF90IARU, PA90IARU etc.

All bands and modes CW, Phone, Digital are approved. Each station can be worked per band / mode combination once. The diploma can be loaded directly from the site down when you have reached the required number QSOs. There is also a plaque to the person who has contacted either the special stations from 20 different IARU member countries or 90 QSOs. It includes only the contacts as listed in logs.

Costs and payment of plaque/badge please contact Konstantin (Ken), clarify RW3DD:

Tks R90IARU on QRZ.COM - translation DH1PAL 9/2-0/15

Calendar Year 2015

RUSSIA                               R920RZ - 920 Years Anniversary City of Ryazan

Diploma is offered by the regional branch of the RAF and is timed to the 70th anniversary of the Ryazan Region which was created as a new administrative entity within the former Soviet Union (USSR Central Executive Committee Decision of 26 September 1937).

To obtain the award you need to earn a total of 70 points and make at least 7 QSOs with different areas of the Ryazanschine from the official Russian District Award (RDA). Contacts may have been made from starting date of 1 January 2007.


1. The following stations may also be used for the award, as they lived in the territory, but moved to other locations: DL2KQ, EX8AB, EX0O, RA3EF, RA4YAT, RA6UK, RA6UZ, RW3DQC, RW4PMB, RZ0SR, UA3AKA, UA3FDX, UA6AKY, UA9AHT, UA9LIB, UA9XF, UA9XCI, UA0JF . (the list is not exhaustive).

2. Contacts with U3ST (Vasiliev Vladimir Petrovich) = 20 points

3. Radio stations operating with special call signs which are located in historic places of the Ryazan region, and all YL operators of amateurs stations = 15 points each.

4. All other hams currently living in the Ryazan region, or who have previously lived in the region = 5 points

On VHF bands, the only requirement is to make at lease 5 QSOs.

Points are doubled under these conditions:
1. During the activity, dedicated to the birthday of SA Esenin (from 01.10 at 07.10)
2. All 160 meter QSOs with Ryazan.
3. For the radio amateurs who are located in WAZ zones 15 and 17.
4* For amateur radio operators WAZ Zone 14, 18, 19 and other remote areas of WAZ points are multiplied by 3 (three).

Repeated contacts with same station will count if made on different bands.
SWL’s (Radio observers), the diploma issued on similar terms.
The award fee for radio Russia - 100 rubles.
For the CIS countries - 150 rubles.
For war veterans and home front workers the award is free.
The application is made in the form of log extract certified by the signatures of two radio amateurs and together with the receipt for payment sent to the address: Alyushin Sergey, I-129, 390000, Ryazan, Russia

You may apply via E-mail: specifying your call sign.


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 2015

RUSSIA                                         Stalingrad Ring 2015

The Diploma "Stalingrad Ring" has been established by the regional offices of the Union of Russian stations in the Volgograd region, the Volga Driving school DOSAAF Russia, and the Volga Amateur Radio Club to commemorate the memory of the heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad and offers the award to HAMs (and observers) around the world. The Diploma program is valid from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

To obtain the award you need to earn at least 200 points (the number of days of the Battle of Stalingrad) contacting special event radio stations dedicated to the memory of heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad, including the special stations of the Victory Memorial, operating in the Volgograd region, as well as radio amateurs who live in the Volgograd region.

The list of stations that give points for this diploma thesis is published on the website of the program: . Currently, there are 3 special event stations which will be active:

CALL         FROM             TO
R47TBS: 19.01.2015 - 23.02.2015
R35ASK: 15.01.2015 - 23.02.2015
R1943S: 24.01.2015 - 02.02.2015

The award is available for free in electronic format.

All awards are processed in an automatic mode only based on data from the special stations, and does not require Submission or report on the electronic and paper mail. They will provide data on the QSO or excerpts from the log and you can see the results by going to this page to see if you have qualified for the award. The page is: .

1. Each QSO with special station = 25 points, and resident station of the area count for 5 points.
2. QSO made on these HF bands (160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m), and VHF bands (2m 70cm) in any mode (PHone, CW, DIGItal).3. Same station may be contacted on different bands and on the same band, but with different modes: CW, SSB, DIGITAL (all digital types are counted as one mode).
Radio observers can get diplomas on similar terms.

Official site of the diploma program: .

The award manager Eugene Glukhov, R4AAS.


Tks PA3CUZ 1/18/15

Calendar Year 2015

SERBIA                                           HONORARY AWARD "SCWC 45"

The SERBIAN CW Club is celebrating it’s 45th anniversary, and has estahlished an honorary award featuring the contacting of club members using the YT45 prefix during 2015.

All participants must be an active member in the year 2015. All bands and modes are OK for the competition.

GOLD 20 points required
SILVER 15 points required
BRONZE 10 points required

Point Values:
1. Club call signs YT45CW and YU45CW = 3 points.
2. Club member’s signs YT45 and YU45 = gives 1 point.

To obtain the award, send an e-mail with a log extract showing stations contacted and all the usual QSL information to: All awards are free and will be sent to you in PDF format via e-mail.

Tks 4/26/15

April 1 to December 31, 2015

SWEDEN                                    The Stockholm-Motala Award

The special call SC80SM is recalls the historic start of the old Marconi-long wave transmitter, which was located in Motala in Sweden 80 years ago. This commemorative call sign will be active from April to the end of December 2015.

A commemorative diploma will be awarded to all licensed radio amateurs and short wave listeners making worldwide contacts with this special station on at least 4 different amateur radio bands regardless of the mode.

Applicants should send a log extract to . Send an e-mail containing a summary of the contact information that shall include the usual QSO details and name, call sign and e-mail address of the applicant. After examining the QSO list the diploma is then sent as a PDF file via email for self-printing. No charge.

Tks DIG Rundspruche newsletter #1865 dated 21 May 2015

Calendar Year 2015


Available to YL’s only. Sorry, guys/gentlemen. Every year the YLRL chooses an award theme based on "your favorite" topic. This year, you are asked to share your favorite location and explain your criteria for the selection. You will be asked to share this decision on the air as is laid out below.

For this certificate you will need to have a QSO with 15 YLs and find out what their all-time favorite location in the world is. I'm asking for a city and country/state/province here. It doesn't have to be in your own country, but can be. It can be where you live now. It could be some place you visited as a child, or as an adult. For instance, did you spend part of your summer vacation from school on your grandparents farm outside of London, England? Did you once visit Paris, France and loved it?

Did you live in Cleveland, Ohio? It can be anywhere from Berlin, Germany to Berlin, Kentucky (yes, there is a Berlin, KY). Anywhere you think of as your favorite place in the world. How do you determine if a place was your favorite? Well, it might be some place you lived; or someplace you went on vacation; or someplace you passed through while going someplace else. It could be a place that had beautiful scenery; or a place with no scenery at all. It could be a place where you felt at home because the people were friendly; or a place where there were no people and you enjoyed the peace and quiet. I can't tell you what would make a place your favorite.

It might just be where you live right now. Any place you feel is your favorite is fine. You don't have to explain why it is your favorite, but I think it might be fun to share those memories if you feel comfortable sharing over the air. It's not necessary to share why to get the certificate, but it might be fun to hear about others impressions of the world around us.

Here are the rules for this new award:
1. You must pick a location you would say is your favorite.
2. Talk to YL's and tell each other what your favorite location in the world is. If you don’t have a favorite location, just choose a location you have been to. You don’t have to be specific other than to say a city and state or country or Province.
3. You will need to collect 15 locations. All 15 locations must be different.
4. You will need one YL for each location. You can only use a location once. You can also only use a YL once.
5. All contacts must be made during the 2015 year (January 1 - December 31, 2015).
6. Contacts may be made on any band the YL is licensed to be on, and any mode; including SSB, all digital modes, EchoLink, and repeaters.
7. Favorite locations must be exchanged over the air. You can not e-mail someone after the contact and ask them for their favorite location.
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, FAVORITE LOCATION.
10. Send your list to the Certificates Manager at any time during the year, but no later than the end of January 2016 to receive your certificate.
11. This certificate is available ONLY to YL's.

Applications may be submitted by: E-mail to:  or mail to: Carolyn Donner, PO Box 158, Hamersville, OH 45130).


Tks PA3CUZ 4/21/15

Calendar Year 2016

USA                                                         National Parks on the Air Award (NPOTA)

Throughout the entire year of 2016, Amateur Radio will be helping the U.S. National Park Service celebrate their 100th anniversary. Hams from across the country will activate NPS units, promote the National Park Service. The following material is taken from the ARRL announcement of this program, which is covered in complete detail on the URL shown at the bottom of this extract.

1) Duration of National Parks on the Air - The ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event runs in parallel with the National Park Service’s centennial. The program runs from 0000 UTC January 1, 2016 through 2359 UTC December 31, 2016.
2) Goals of National Parks on the Air -
     a) Promote the capabilities of Amateur Radio to the general public through operations at eligible NPS Administrative Units.
     b) Promote the NPS Centennial and the heritage of the National Park System through Amateur Radio.
     c) Encourage portable Amateur Radio operation from as many of the 408 officially-listed National Park Service administrative units and the 25 recognized Affiliated Areas as possible.
3) Eligibility - The ARRL National Parks on the Air program is open to all licensed radio amateurs.
4) Administration - The ARRL National Parks on the Air Program will be administered only through Logbook of The World. No paper logs or QSLs will be allowed for award credit. Register for LoTW here.
5) NPOTA Units, QSOs, Bands and Modes
     Units eligible for the National Parks on the Air event are based on the NPS published list of officially recognized "NPS Administrative Units" and recognized "Affiliated Areas," As of October 15, 2015, there are 408 NPS Administrative Units and 25 Affiliated Areas. Units not on this NPS list are ineligible for NPOTA credit.
6) QSOs made on all Amateur Radio bands are permitted, except for 60 Meters. Cross-band QSOs, QSOs made through repeaters, digipeaters, Echolink, or IRLP do not count. A specific exemption is granted for QSOs made through the recognized Amateur Radio satellites and through the International Space Station. Only one QSO per NPS Administrative Unit will be credited for NPOTA award credit. There will be no tracking of QSOs by band or mode.
7) Three awards certificates will be available:
     a) Activator Award: Awarded to any Amateur who makes a minimum of one accredited operation from an NPS Administrative Unit. The total number of qualified activations will be printed directly on the certificate. 
     b) Chaser Award: Awarded to any Amateur who confirms QSOs with a minimum of one accredited operation from an NPS Administrative Unit. The total number of NPS units worked will be printed directly on the certificate.
     c) National Parks Honor Roll: Awarded to any Amateur who confirms QSOs with 75% of the 59 National Parks that have accredited operations in 2016. Note this does not mean 75% of all 59 National Parks. It is the responsibility of the Chaser to stay informed of operations that could affect their National Park's Honor Roll status throughout the year.
     d) "Five Star Activator": Special recognition on Activator certificates for Activators who engage in exceptional outreach during activations throughout the event. Activators must perform a minimum of five items on the Five Star Activator list and provide documentation (photos, video, electronic media, etc) of those activities to ARRL HQ upon request.

Five Star Activator actions include
Media Publicity: Public Information Table:
Youth/Scouting Involvement Radio E-Message:
Digital Modes Satellite Contact:
Green Power Battery Power
Social Media Intrepid Traveler: Activate at least five different NPS units.
Stamp Collector: Participate in the NPS Passport program.
Share The Mike Moonbounce

8) For an operation from an NPS Administrative Unit to be considered valid, the following criteria must be met:
     a) The Activator and all components of the Activator’s Amateur Radio station must be physically present on the property of the claimed NPS Unit, unless specifically exempted by ARRL in advance. Activations from parking lots, visitor’s centers and other property maintained by the specific NPS unit are acceptable.
     b) The Activator must make a minimum of ten (10) QSOs during their activation.
     c) The Activator must upload their log to Logbook of The World as soon as practical.
     d) Aeronautical mobile QSOs are not valid for NPOTA program credit.
     e) Activators must exit an NPS unit for 24 hours before an operation from the same NPS unit is considered a separate activation.

9) Accreditation Criteri: ---. activating stations should refer to the ARRL web page regarding documentation of the site you have claimed for the award.
10) QSO Exchange Requirements: Valid QSOs must exchange a signal report and the alphanumeric designator for each NPS Administrative Unit.
11) Modifications to the List of NPS Administrative Units. Should NPS create or remove a unit from their official Administrative Unit list during 2016, the National Parks on the Air program will recognize the addition or deletion of that entity and adjust the number of NPS units accordingly, effective on the date of the activation or deletion by NPS. If NPS removes or de-activates an Administrative Unit during 2016, all QSOs made before the official de-activation date will count for NPOTA credit. 
12) Sensitive Areas: Several NPS Administrative Units are sensitive areas, such as the units in and around Washington, DC. Discretion and respect of the location and other visitors to these NPS units cannot be overstated.
13) Miscellaneous:
     a) All entrance fees to NPS Administrative Units are the responsibility of the Activator.
     b) All contacts for a Chaser award must be made using call signs issued to the same station licensee.
     c) All QSOs for the Chaser Award or National Parks Honor Roll must be made from the same DXCC entity.
     d) QSOs made with a club call count only for the club, not the operator.
     e) The use of remote stations is permitted for Chasers. Activators and all Amateur equipment used during an activation must be physically present within the grounds of the NPS Administrative Unit being claimed. An Activator may not leave any communications equipment at an NPS unit unattended for the purpose of establishing a remotely controlled Amateur Radio station.
     f) Exemplary conduct is expected of all Amateur Radio operators participating in the National Parks on the Air program. Evidence of intentionally disruptive operating practices or inappropriate ethical conduct in any aspect of the National Parks on the Air participation may lead to disqualification from all participation in the program by action of the ARRL Awards Committee. Be on your best behaviour while operating on an NPS location. Refer to ARRL WWW page of rules also for access to park properties, use of trails, distance from trails and considerations of safety.
     g.) ARRL and NPS assume no liability for any Amateur Radio operator participating in the National Parks on the Air event and participants agree to assume all risk and liability for damage to personal property and injury to persons that may result from such operation, and to hold NPS and ARRL harmless therefrom.


Tks K1BV Research 12/31/15

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UZBEKISTAN                                     100 years of radio in Uzbekistan

The award is sponsored by the Friendship society "Uzbekistan-Germany", in honor of the 100th anniversary of the use of radio in Uzbekistan.
Contacts for the award must have been made from 1 January 2015 until 31 December 2015.

Requirements: Earn a minimum of 100 points by contacts with radio amateurs of Uzbekistan, using all amateur bands, including WARC, and any mode. Each contact = 5 points. On the bands of 160, 10, 2 m and 70 cm, point values are doubled. Communication with the Jubilee station UM100RU, active from 4 to 11 May 2015. from the Museum of Communications, = 30 points.

The award is available for free in the form of an digital file format for CW, SSB, FM, MIX and DIGITAL mode QSO’s. Applications for the award will be sent to the email address:


Tks 3/6/15