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.

Worked Grid Award

Like VUCC, the entry point for WGA is contact with 100 unique gridsquares. Additional certificates are available for working more grids, first in multiples of 100 and then 250. Currently, the top level award appears to require contacts with 2,000 different grids.

Unlike VUCC, the Worked Grid Award covers contacts made on all HF bands and 6 Meters. It’s also completely free to request.

In addition to the Mixed, or all, bands award, separate certificates are available for each of the HF bands and the 6 Meter band individually.

To apply for the Worked grid Award, and all other ERC 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. ERC 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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