Category: Awards

Worked All New Zealand Award

The Worked All New Zealand Award indicates that an Amateur Radio Operator has made a given number of FT8 contacts with the four call areas of New Zealand proper. The FT8 Digital Mode Club (FT8DMC) is the sponsor of the award. There are four call areas present in the two main islands of New Zealand. […]

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Worked All Australia Award

The FT8 Digital Mode Club issues the Worked All Australia Award to Radio Amateurs who make contact with at least one station in each of the 8 call areas of Australia. Australia actually administers two additional call areas not required for this award. The VK9 call area is issued for territories such as Christmas, Cocos, […]

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Diploma Paises and DXCC (ERC)

The Diploma Paises and DXCC programs from the European Ros Club are the ERC equivalent of the American Radio Relay League’s DXCC program. To earn certificates an Amateur Radio operator has to work as many “countries” as possible using digital modes such as FT8. It appears the Diploma Paises is awarded for working countries across […]

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Worked Grid Award (WGA)

Maidenhead Grid Squares are an Amateur Radio invention designed to spur activity on the VHF bands. By creating a uniform grid of possible multipliers around the world the insurmountable advantages some stations had due to political boundaries could be mitigated. Particularly with the advent of FT8, which uses the grid as its main QSO exchange, […]

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Worked All Zones (WAZ)

CQ Magazine’s Worked All Zones (WAZ) award is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in Amateur Radio. To obtain the award one needs to work confirm contacts with at least one station in each of the 40 CQ zones spread all over the Earth. Working and confirming 40 QSOs sounds easier than the […]

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Prefix Award (30MDG)

Amateur Radio prefixes are those parts of a callsign that contain its country allocation ID and call area number. For my callsign of KA5WSS that would be KA5. KA is part of a block of characters assigned to the United States by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Prefixes are useful for indicating in which DXCC […]

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Worked VHF Grid Award (WVGA)

Worked VHF Grid Award

The FT8 Digital Mode Club’s (FT8DMC) Worked VHF Grid Award (WVGA) honors operating achievement in working stations on the VHF bands using the FT8 digital mode in a given number of different Maidenhead grid squares. You can obtain the entry level award with a total of 50 grids. The American Radio Relay League’s (ARRL) VHF/UHC […]

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Worked All States (FT8DMC)

The American Radio Relay League‘s (ARRL) Worked All States Awards is one of the most popular Amateur Radio awards programs. There are more Hams who have attained WAS than have achieved DXCC status. The League runs a tight ship when it comes to their awards programs. If you’d like an easier entre into the goal […]

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Worked Cuban Stations Award (WCUSA)

Worked Cuban Stations Award

Cuba has been called the Pearl of the Caribbean. Despite its relative isolation from its neighbors it has continued to captivate many around the world. With travel to the island difficult at best, making contacts with lots of Cuban stations is another way to create experiences. The Worked Cuban Stations Award (WCUSA), sponsored by the […]

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Worked All Europe (FT8DMC)

Worked All Europe (FT8DMC)

The Worked All Europe (WAE) award from the Deutsche Amateur Radio Club (DARC)┬áin Germany is one of the more prestigious awards in Ham Radio. In a nutshell, it rewards making contacts with countries on the European continent. WAE comes in several classes for working a certain number of countries but also factors in a point […]

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