Digital Prefixes (AGB)

Historically, prefix award tracking could be a royal pain. But modern technology has come to the rescue allowing for chasing after Worked All Prefixes (WPX) with relative ease on Logbook of the World. The Activity Group Belarus offers their own WPX synonym called AGB-Digital Prefixes. Unlike WPX, it won’t cost you a dime to obtain it.

AGB-Digital Prefixes Award

The entry point for the award is just 50 unique prefixes. You can obtain additional awards for every additional 50 prefixes. It appears the top level award requires 500 prefixes.

Contacts made on almost every single Amateur Radio band are valid. The official website includes the following bands by name: 2190M, 630M, 160M, 80M, 40M, 30M, 20M, 17M, 15M, 12M, 10M,
6M, 4M, 2M, 70cm, 23cm, 9cm, 6cm, 3cm and 1.25cm. Note the 4M band is not available in the US and the award does not count 1.25M contacts.

Separate awards are available for all “JT” modes and each of these modes individually:

Separate award mode categories

That’s ten separate awards (50 – 500 prefixes) for each of the seven mode categories (all modes and individual modes) and 21 bands (all bands and each individually). Theoretically, that comes out to 1,470 different award certificates! As of this writing, I’ve only managed to obtain 92.

The Digital Prefixes certificate sports a world map showing common Amateur Radio callsign prefixes.

To apply for the Digital Prefixes Award, and all other AGB awards, you must install the UltimateAAC application on a Windows machine. That application scans your WSJT-X ADIF log file, or any ADIF log file you specify. It will then inform you when you’ve qualified for the award at various levels. AGB issues the award in digital form only (JPG or PDF) with no printing or shipping costs. In fact, the award is completely free, like all of their other awards.

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