Category Archives: Awards

ARRL-DX 2014 certificates received

      Two times post from the ARRL contest committee during the last few days. Received the ARRL-DX-CW participation certificate for doing more than 500 QSOs as a DX participant as well as the winner certificate for winning SOAB … Continue reading

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RUSDX 2014 contest certificate

Well, it’s been a busy time receiving awards recently. 😉 After it took well over 2 years to receive my RUSDX 2012 certificates the guys from Russia where much faster this time! RUSDX 2014 sure was fun but I did not expect … Continue reading

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Triple Play WAS received

Another award received a few days ago was my Triple Play WAS (Worked All States) Award requiring LotW (Logbook of the World) confirmations of all 50 USA states in CW, phone & digital modes. Having just recently started using RTTY more intensively … Continue reading

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EURD-TROPHY

It’s a been a few weeks already since I received my EURD trophy but no time for a photo yet. 😉 It’s the highest class of the EURD – the “Europa-RTTY-Diplom” issued by DARC requiring confirmations of RTTY QSOs with 250 … Continue reading

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W1AW portable worked in all states and overseas territories

I’m glad to report I have now worked all W1AW portable states with IA (Iowa) being the last one this week. So my qualification for the “Worked all States with W1AW” award, all the territorial stickers and the plaque is finally … Continue reading

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4th of July Week – 13 Original Colonies Special Event Award

Shown right is the latest addition to my awards collection: The 13 Original Colonies Special Event Award 2014. Every year during the 4th of July week there are special event stations in the 13 original colonies of the United States. … Continue reading

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Trophy with a difference :-)

I had an information in my post box yesterday that a parcel was waiting for me at the local post office. I was very curious what it was as I could not remember having ordered something. 😉 So I went … Continue reading

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New awards received: RIGA 2014 & WRTC Chase Award

The city of Riga, capital city of Latvia, is the official European Capital of Culture 2014. Therefor Riga radio amateurs founded the award series RIGA – European Capital of Culture – 2014. Three award categories Gold, Silver, Bronze are available … Continue reading

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CQ World Wide VHF Contest 2013 certificate received

Another contest certificate in the postbox today. Was not aware they are now handing out the awards for winners per square. Didn’t do many QSOs in the CQ WW VHF 2013 as condx were rather poor. Besides this the contest … Continue reading

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IARU-HF 2012 certificate received

Received the contest certificate for IARU-HF 2012 from our local club’s QSL manager. IARU contest certificates are usually sent along the national QSL bureaus. Maybe that’s the reason why it took so long or maybe ARRL, who is managing the … Continue reading

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ARRL-DX-CW 2013 contest certificate

Was wondering why I found this strange looking contest certificate for my participation in ARRL’s DX-CW contest last year in the mailbox. I ended up #2 in Germany SOSB15 and usually only #1 is awarded. Just checked the rules again … Continue reading

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RUSDX 2012 certificates received

Today I had a letter from the famous Box 88 Moscow in the mailbox containing my 2 certificates for winning RUSDX 2012 on 80 & 10 m in Germany. As already mentioned you can do 2 single band entries in … Continue reading

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Certificate for winning ARRL-10M 2012 in Germany

A nice surprise in the mailbox today – ARRL HQ mailed out the certificates for ARRL-10M 2012 which I had won in Germany in the Mixed Mode High Power category. Also 9th place World is not too bad either, I … Continue reading

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Thüringen-Trophy

Another nice one received recently was the Thüringen-Trophy. It is the highest class of the Thuringia award and offered through DCL, too. The trophy is about 19 cm high made from pug cast, nicely colored and symbolizes a typical landmark … Continue reading

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WAE-TOP Plaque received

Friday I found my WAE-TOP plaque in the post box. 🙂 WAE stands for Worked All Europe, a challenging awards program by DARC. I had applied for the WAE award already a few years ago but to go for the … Continue reading

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EU-DX-D TROPHY

Thanks to the superb award application possibilities of DCL I was able to apply for my EU-DX-D trophy electronically, using confirmations from DARC contests as well as LotW. Dietmar, DL3DXX, who’s not only a well known DXer and DXpeditioner but … Continue reading

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5BWAC CW received

Just got the mail from DCL (DARC Contest Logbook) that my 5 band WAC is ready for download as PDF. In that variant it is completely free of charge if applied for through DCL. If you want a printed copy sent … Continue reading

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VK2DX QSL received / applied for 5BWAC

Finally received my first VK QSL on 80m. Usually I would not send any card direct to countries that have a working QSL bureau. But had to make an exception for VK2DX as he’s my only Oceania station on 80 … Continue reading

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