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AGB-Digital Countries

Chasing countries on the air is one of Amateur Radio’s most popular activities. The¬†Activity Group Belarus¬†offers Hams who work at least 50 countries using digital modes with the AGB-Digital Countries award. This award synonym not as widely known or chased after as the venerable DX Century Club (DXCC) from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). […]

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Worked Grid Award

The European Ros Club issues the Worked Grid Award to Amateur Radio operators who work at least 100 unique Maidenhead Gridsquares. It is an award synonym to the American Radio Relay League‘s (ARRL) popular VHF/UHF Century Club (VUCC) award, at least for the six meter band. Like VUCC, the entry point for WGA is contact […]

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Diploma 5 Continentes Modo Digital

The Diploma 5 Continentes Modo Digital (DCM) from the European Ros Club (ERC) rewards the Radio Amateur who makes digital mode contacts with other stations on each of the five populated continents of the World. Wait, did you say five continents? Continental awards, such as Worked All Continents (WAC) generally exclude Antarctica from the landmasses […]

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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 […]

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DX Country Award

The ARRL’s DX Century Club (DXCC) award is Amateur Radio’s most sought after operating award. But applying for it can be a bit pricy. The Croatian Digital Group offers a cheaper award synonym called the DX Country Award. How much cheaper? The award is entirely free! Like DXCC, the DX Country Award uses DXCC “countries”. […]

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Worked All Continents (FT4DMC)

The Worked All Continents award is a relatively easy first time certificate for Hams to chase. The International Amateur Radio Union‘s WAC award serves this purpose well. There is a digital version of the award, but what if you want to fine tune your efforts even more? The FT4 Digital Mode Club‘s (FT4DMC) Worked All […]

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Captain James Cook Award

Captain James Cook was one of the most intrepid explorers of his day. In circumnavigating the world he visited scores of countries. The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) organization offers the Captain James Cook Award for Amateurs who make contacts with those many nations around the world. The award comes in three classes. […]

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Geopolitical Disputes In Awards

Amateur Radio operators try to leave politics out of our normal discourse on the air. But sometimes the urge to dive into controversy seems irresistible. Here are a few examples where geopolitical disputes get expressed in the form of Amateur Radio awards. Japan and Russia have yet to sign a treaty ending World War II […]

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Worked All Indonesia Call Area Award

Indonesia is spread across innumerable islands in a sprawling swath of the Earth that abuts both the Pacific and Indian Oceans. An Amateur Radio operator who makes contacts with one station in each of the 10 call areas of the country can earn the Worked All Indonesia Call Area award. The European ROS Club issues […]

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Diplomas Distritos EA

The European Ros Club (ERC) issues the Diplomas Distritos EA Award to Radio Amateurs who make digital contact with one other Ham operator in each of the 9 call areas of Spain. Call area EA0 is either not used or only issued for special occasions. When thinking of the country of Spain from an Amateur […]

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