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RAC Awards

K1BV DX Awards Directory


Unless otherwise indicated, the following awards are available to all Radio Amateurs


Birthplace of Canada Award

North American stations contact 3 VE1's in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island after 1 Jan 1967. VE1's or VO1-2's need 6. DX outside North America need 2. 

Charlottetown is where the Canadian founding fathers assembled to join the provinces and territories under one flag and united the country.

All HF bands may be used.

GCR list and 3 or 6 IRC's to Wiltshire DX Association, PO Box 2494, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. C1A 8C2.


Bleuet Award

Work 5 stations in the Saguenay-Lac St Jean area of Quebec Province. To know if you are in the right part of the province, ask the operator if he/she is a Blueberry. That is the name called people living in that area. Any band or mode accepted. GCR list and 2 dollars U/S. (No cheques, IRC's or stamps please) to:
Marc-Aurele Bedard, VE2AUF
265, Saint Emile
Chicoutimi, QC  G7G 2L1


CALGARY CHINOOK AWARD

Chinook Award

Sponsored by Calgary Communications Club.

RULES:

1. Make 2 way contacts with members of the Calgary Communications Club. Any band, any mode. After 21 January, 1998.

2. North American stations require contact with 10 members (or 10 points)

3. Other stations require contact with 5 members (or 5 points)

4. Stations located in Alberta, must contact 10 members (or 10 points) of the C.C.C. from outside the province of Alberta. (see rule 10)

5. Contact with the club station VE6RH is equivalent to 2 member contacts. (2 points)

6. Fee for the certificate is CDN$5.00 (for Canadians), US$5.00 for other stations.

7. QSL cards are OPTIONAL. A log extract showing, Station worked, Date, Time in UTC, Band, Mode and Signal report, is acceptable.

8. Application to be certified correct and signed by the applicant.

9. Send application and fee to the Awards Manager:
RUSS WILSON, VE6VK
1235 Richland Road N.E.
Calgary, AB&bnsp; T2E 5M5

10. A: Contacts made on 2M through repeaters do not qualify.
B: Contacts made via satellites are acceptable.
C: 2M contacts just across the border are not acceptable.
D: Contacts with members who do not reside in Calgary are acceptable, however, other rules apply.

11. Any decision with regards to certificate qualifications will be at the discretion of the Awards Manager.

12. Only ONE (1) point is allowed per member. ie. Persons holding more than one call can only give one member point. The exception is VE6RH, which is the club call, and is equivalent to two points. This rule is effective 1 September 1998.


Canadian Islands Awards

For these awards, you must have confirmed contact (for SWL confirmed reception) with amateur radio stations operating from islands of Canada. All contacts must be with fixed, portable, or mobile stations on Canadian interior or exterior islands. Marine/maritime mobile stations near islands do not count.

The Canadian Islands Certificate Award is issued in different classes as follows:

Class IV - 5 islands;
Class III - 10 islands;
Class II - 15 islands;
Class I - 20 islands.

Fee for certificate is $4 for VA/VE/VO/VY

To qualify for the black aluminum plate engraved and screened in gold, you must have confirmed contact (for SWL confirmed reception) with a minimum of 50 different islands of Canada.
There are endorsements for 75, 100, 125, 150, 175, and 200 islands.
Fee for the plate is $35 for VA/VE/VO/VY.
Fee for plate mounted on 9" x 12" / 1100 gram/ 2 lb ebony/black marble finish wood plaque is $55 for VA/VE/VO/VY

The Canadian Islands Award of Excellence Plaque requires confirmation of 300 Canadian islands, but all geographic areas of Canada VE1-VE9, VO, VY must be represented. Fee is $55 for VA/VE/VO/VY. Endorsements $3.

The Canadian Island Activator Award of Excellence Plaque is issued free of charge to the top island activator.

The sponsor reserves the right to check on any claimed contact/reception QSL card. Send log data (no QSL cards) to: Maple Leaf Radio Society, Garry Hammond, VE3XN, 5 McLaren Avenue, Listowel, ON N4W 3K1


Canadian Ladies Amateur Radio Association Certificate Program

All QSL cards dated January 1, 1945 or later may be counted. All bands and modes qualify, except 2 meters and VHF Packet. Open to all OM & YL Amateurs worldwide. To request a CLARA Award Certificate please submit a copy of your log, indicating which certificate you are requesting, along with the following information: zone, country operated, call sign worked, YL’s name, date, band, mode. Please supply your email address if you have internet access.

All QSL cards must be in the possession of the applicant but need not be submitted. The Custodian reserves the right to request proof of any contact. The basic certificates are obtained for working and confirming contacts listed for each different category. Endorsements are available for each certificate in increments of 10.

DXCC-YL and WAZ-YL plaques are brushed bronze and black on a walnut finished back, approximately 8X10 inches. (20X25cm)

Number 1 - CLARA Certificate.

Canadian and US stations work 10 members in 5 Canadian call areas (limit 4 VE3/VA3).
DX stations work 5 members in 3 Canadian call areas (limit 2 VE3/VA3).

Number 2 - DXCC-YL Certificate or engraved Plaque.

Work 100 YL’s in 100 different countries. Use approved DX country list.

Number 3 - CLARA Family Certificate.

Work a member plus any licensed family members scoring 1 point for each contact made. Family members need not reside in Canada nor same address. A total of 10 points required for certificate. Log to show family relationships.

Number 4 - CLARA 10 DX-YL Certificate.

Work 10 YL’s in 10 different countries. Use approved DX country list. When 100 DXYL contacts have been confirmed for 10 DX certificate, you may apply for either the special paper certificate, or the Engraved Plaque as in #2 above.

Number 5 - WAZ-YL Certificate or engraved Plaque.

Work YLs in 10 different CQ Zones to qualify for Certificate with 10-Zone sticker, for each additional 10 Zones a sticker can be added. Plaque is available when all 40 CQ Zones are confirmed.

Fee for all basic certificates: VEs $5.00 US and DX stns. US$.00
Endorsements: (each) VEs $3.00 US and DX stns. US$3.00
Engraved Plaques: VEs $60.00 US and DX stns. US$60.00

Payment to be made to Certificate Custodian. Please enclose SASE if writing for information.
CLARA National Net: Tuesday, 1700Z on 14.120 MHz. +/- Except July/August.

Custodian: Kathy Mundinger, VE3GYL
499 Ferndale Court
London, Ontario  N6C 5C2,
Phone: (519)668-6405

Canadian QRP Award

Contact all 13 provinces and territories of Canada with QRP

For this award, QRP is not more than 5 watts CW or 10 watts pep SSB.

Award fee US$3.00 / CDN$5.00 or 5 IRCs

Jeff Hetherington, VA3JFF, 3399 Cardinal Drive, Niagara Falls ON, L2H 3A6

Website: http://www3.sympatico.ca/wjhetherington/cqa.htm


CW Code Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland - VE8CQ
Available to all operators. Confirm CW contact with stations in all 50 US states. No SWL applicants please)
Send ten IRCs plus photocopies of QSL cards and two verification signatures to:
Norcan CW Awards Custodian

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


CW Contester of the Year

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

All awards in the Scouting Awards series are in the form of plaques and available only to those who are active in one of the categories of Boy Scouts: 1 - Wolf Cubs - Canada, 2 - Wolf Cubs - Worldwide, 3 - Boy Scouts - Canada, 4 - Boy Scouts - Worldwide. No SWL applicants please.

You must submit proof of having participated in at least six of the following CW contests:

1 - ARRL Straight Key Night, 2 - ARRL DX CW, 3 - JA International CW, 4 - CQ WW DX 160M CW, 5 - VK/ZL CW DX, 6 - All Asia CW, 7 - ARRL SS CW

Send copy of your QSL card plus two adult licensed amateur verification signatures, including signature of president of your local amateur radio club (with title) to:

Scouting Awards
c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


Diplome de la Ville de Quebec

Certificate for confirmed contact since 1948, with three stations in Quebec City or vicinity.

Do not send cards.
GCR list and 10 IRCs or US$2 to:

Alex Desmeules, VE2AFC
41 Ste Catherine, BP4
Baie St Paul, QC  G0A 1B0


Great Lakes and Ontario Routes Award

Required contacts are along the Canadian Great Lakes, Ontario Erie, St Clair, Huron and Superior, 35 in total, plus various interesting inland routes of the pioneers.

For a copy of the rules, please send a SASE to:

Heritage Amateur Radio Club
Awards Chairman Eric Olsen, VE3GGO
7 Skye Valley Dr.
RR4 Cobourg ON  K9A 4J7


Heritage Award

Ontario stations - confirmed contacts (SWL reception) with 50 different Ontario stations, 10 of which must be towns/cities along Heritage Hwy 2 from Toronto to Quebec border.

Other VE/W stations - confirmed contacts (SWL reception) with 30 different Ontario stations, 6 of which must be towns/cities along Heritage Hwy 2 from Toronto to Quebec border.

DX stations - confirmed contacts (SWL reception) with 15 different Ontario stations, of which must be towns/cities along Heritage Hwy 2 from Toronto to Quebec border

Commencement date July 1, 1992 at 00:00Z. Any band. Any mode. No QSLs.
$4 plus alphabetical list and copy of log with * marking Heritage Highway contacts

Heritage Amateur Radio Club
Awards Chair - Eric Olsen, VE3GGO
7 Skye Valley Dr, RR #4
Cobourg, ON  K9A 4J7


Maple Leaf Award

For these awards you must have confirmed contact (for SWL confirmed reception) with amateur radio stations having different prefixes of Canada. Contacts count only on or after Feb 15, 1965.

The Maple Leaf Award Certificate is issued in different classes as follows:
Class IV - 10 prefixes;
Class III - 15 prefixes;
Class II - 25 prefixes;
Class I - 30 prefixes.

Fee for the certificate is $4 for VA/VE/VO/VY

The Maple Leaf Award Shield requires 50 prefixes.
Fee is $40 for VA/VE/VO/VY.

The Maple Leaf Award Plaque requires 100 prefixes.
Fee is $50 for VA/VE/VO/VY.

The Maple Leaf Award Scroll requires 200 prefixes. Fee is $65 for VA/VE/VO/VY.

The sponsor reserves the right to check on any claimed contact/reception QSL card.
Send log data (no QSL cards) to:

Maple Leaf Radio Society,
Garry Hammond, VE3XN,
5 McLaren Avenue,
Listowel, ON  N4W 3K1


Master Crown SSB Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm SSB contact with 600 world-wide stations on 20, 40 and 80 meters only. No satellite or repeater contacts and SWL applicants please. 25% of contacts must be made on nets of a worldwide nature. QSL cards must show which net was used.

Send 20 IRCs plus photocopies of QSL cards to:

Norcan SSB Awards Program

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


Master CW Code Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm CW contact with stations in all US and Canadian callsign areas, plus all Central and South American countries. No SWL applicants please. You must hold CW Code Award and Senior CW Code Award first before applying for this award.

Send ten IRCs plus photocopies of QSL cards and two verification signatures to:

Norcan CW Awards Custodian

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


National Capital Award

The National Capital Award is issued upon proof of contact (SWLs proof of reception) with stations located in the National Capital Region of Canada. The National Capital Region consists of the cities of Ottawa (Ontario), Hull (Quebec) and the surrounding area to a distance of approximately 50 kilometers (30 miles).

Station located in Canada and the lower 48 United States require 20 contacts. All other stations require 10 contacts.

Fee for the award is $2 for stations in Canada and the United States, and $3 (or 8 IRCs) overseas. The attractive 10" x 13" certificate will be endorsed for band and/or mode on request. Do not send QSL cards. Send a list of contacts giving Call sign and QTH of station worked, date, band and mode to: Award Manager, Ottawa Amateur Radio Club, Box 8873, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1G 3J2

Sponsored by Ottawa Amateur Radio Club
Box 8873
Ottawa, ON  K1G 3J2


Northern CW Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm CW contact with five VE8 stations, two VY1 stations, and ten KL7 stations. No SWL applicants please

Send US$2 plus photocopies of QSL cards to:

Norcan CW Awards Custodian
c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


ONTARIO AWARD

The Ontario Award is sponsored by the Ontario DX Association in celebration of the organization's 25th anniversary.

This award is available world-wide to any amateur making successful two-way contact with the 48 political subdivisions of Ontario along with VE3ODX (club station of the Ontario DX Association) and VA3RAC (Ontario official station of Radio Amateurs of Canada). This award is also available to shortwave listeners.

Contacts must have been made after April 1, 1999 and can be on any band or mode. Repeater contacts do not qualify.

Applicants for the award must submit CDN$5.00 (or equivalent) or 5 IRCs along with a log extract (No QSL cards are required) certified by two executive members of a recognized amateur radio club, association or society OR where no amateur radio club, association or society exists the log extract may be certified by two amateurs holding whatever the highest license grade is in the applicants country.

Submit applications for the award to:

Ontario Award, Ontario DX Association,
P.O. Box 161, Station A,
Willowdale, Ontario  M2N 5S8.

For more details, check the Ontario DX Association web site.


OMISS CANADIAN PROVINCES AWARD

Contact Stations in each of the Canadian Provinces. QSLs required.

Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland; Quebec; Ontario; Manitoba; Saskatchewan; Alberta; British Columbia; Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory.

(*** Nunavut Territory and Labrabor are not required for this OMISS award.)

Non-member stations may be used by OMISS Members working for this award, regardless if the non-member ever becomes a member in the future.


P.E.I. Abegweit Award

VE1, VE9, VO1, and VO2 stations must have confirmed contact in all three counties of Prince Edward Island - Prince, Queens, and Kings. Remainder of Canadian stations and USA stations must have three PEI contacts. All others two PEI contacts.

QSL cards must be in possessions of applicant. Send $5 with log entries certified by two other amateurs or submit QSL cards (photocopies acceptable) to:

PEI Abegweit Award
c/o Summerside Amateur Radio Club Inc
99 Harvard St
Summerside, PE  C1N 1P8


Satellite Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirmed contact with 100 amateurs outside of your home country using any satellite mode. Nine of the contacts must spell the word SATELLITE by using the last letter of their callsign. No SWL applicants please.

Send photocopies of QSL cards plus US$2 to:

Canadian Amateur Awards Program

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


Stampede City Award

Sponsored by The Calgary Amateur Radio Association.

Obtain 10 points by contacting Calgary amateurs on any band/mode from January 1, 1962.

Log information, only, required. VE6 stations can qualify by operation outside of Alberta.

The award is available to SWLs.

The following stations:

VE6AO, NQ (Club Stns) & Life Members: VE6AP, AUZ, JI, MX, RQ, VK, VO, and VE7DE each count 2 points.

Other Calgary stations count 1 point each.

Send Log information ONLY to:

Award Manager, Stampede City Award
Calgary Amateur Radio Association,
PO Box 592, Station "M",
Calgary, AB.
T2P 2J2.

Cost of the Award is CDN$3.00 for Canadian Amateurs & US$3.00 for other stations.


Senior CW Code Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm CW contact on 80-10M with stations in all US and Canadian callsign areas. No SWL applicants please. You must hold CW Code Award first before applying for this award.

Send ten IRCs plus photocopies of QSL cards and two verification signatures to:

Norcan CW Awards Custodian

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


SSB Contester of the Year

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland - VE8CQ

All awards in the Scouting Awards series are in the form of plaques and available only to those who are active in one of the categories of Boy Scouts: 1 - Wolf Cubs - Canada, 2 - Wolf Cubs - Worldwide, 3 - Boy Scouts - Canada, 4 - Boy Scouts - Worldwide. No SWL applicants please.

You must submit proof of having participated in at least seven of the following SSB contests:

1 - RAC Canada Day, 2 - RAC Winter, 3 - ARRL DX SSB, 4 - ARRL SS SSB, 5 - CQ WW DX 160M SSB, 6 - ARRL Novice Roundup, 7 - WAE DARC SSB, 8 - JA International SSB, 9 - Scandinavian SSB, 10 - UBA SSB, 11 - NCJ Sprint SSB.

Send copy of your QSL card plus two adult licensed amateur verification signatures, including signature of president of your local amateur radio club (with title) to:

Scouting Awards

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


SSB Diamond Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm SSB contact with 90 stations outside of your own callsign area. No satellite contacts and no SWL applicants please. You must hold CW Code Award first before applying for this award.

Send five IRCs plus photocopies of QSL cards to:

Norcan SSB Awards Program

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


SSB Double Diamond Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm SSB contact with 300 world-wide stations on 80 to 10 meters. No SWL applicants please. 25% of contacts must be made on nets of a worldwide nature. QSL cards must show which net was used.

Send 25 IRCs plus photocopies of QSL cards to:

Norcan SSB Awards Program

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


SSB Executive Diamond Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm SSB contact with 400 North American stations on 160, 80 or 40 meters. No SWL applicants please.

Send five IRCs plus photocopies of QSL cards to:

Norcan SSB Awards Program

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


Thunder Bay Voyageur Award

Sponsor: Lakehead Amateur Radio Club, in cooperation with the City of Thunder Bay.

Certificate awarded to any station with confirmed contacts (SWL reception) with 5 Thunder Bay amateur radio stations. Submit log details and $2 to:
Awards Manager
Lakehead Amateur Radio Club
184 – 1100C Memorial Ave
Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 4A3


Trans-Canada Highway Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm 80-10M contact with stations in cities along Canada's #1 highway, as listed below. 42 of the 77 cities shown are needed to earn this award. No SWL applicants please. Special endorsement if all contacts on one band.

British Columbia - 9 needed of: Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Abbotsford, New Westminster, Chilliwack, Hope, Boston Bar, Cache Creek, Kamloops, Chase, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Golden

Alberta - 5 needed of: Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Calgary (3 contacts needed), Brooks, Medicine Hat, Strathmore, Bassano.

Saskatchewan - 4 needed of: Maple Creek, Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Regina (2 contacts needed)

Manitoba - 3 needed of: Brandon, Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg (2 contacts needed)

Ontario - 5 needed of: Kenora, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Nipigon, Wawa, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, Cochrane, North Bay, parry Sound, Orillia, Peterborough, Pembroke, Ottawa

Quebec - 4 needed of: Montreal (2 contacts needed), Laval, St Hyacinthe, Drummondville, Riviere du Loup

New Brunswick - 3 needed of: Edmunston, Hartland, Woodstock, Fredericton, Sussex, Moncton, Sackville.

Prince Edward Island - 1 needed of: Charlottetown, Borden

Nova Scotia - 4 needed of: Amherst, Truro, Pictou, New Glasgow, Antigonish, Port Hawkesbury, Baddeck, North Sydney

Newfoundland - 4 needed of: Port Aux Basques, Stephenville, Cornerbrook, Deer Lake, Windsor, Gander, Grand Falls, St John's

Send US$2 plus list of confirmed contacts and verification signatures of two licensed amateurs to:

Trans-Canada Highway Award

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


VE8CQ Field Day Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

All awards in the Scouting Awards series are in the form of plaques and available only to those who are active in one of the categories of Boy Scouts: 1 - Wolf Cubs - Canada, 2 - Wolf Cubs - Worldwide, 3 - Boy Scouts - Canada, 4 - Boy Scouts - Worldwide. No SWL applicants please.

Presented to the North American group who can provide proof of having the largest number of Boy Scout or Cub Scout operators active in a Field Day contest. The application should be in the form of a letter stating each Boy Scout's or Cub Scout's name, call sign, address, Troop or Den Number, and Akela or Scout Master's signature. Also needed is a copy of the logbook which was submitted for the contest (computer-generated logbook is satisfactory) Station call sign used for Field Day events must be shown. Letter should also include signatures of both President and Vice President, with titles, of local amateur radio club certifying participation.

Send application letter to:

Scouting Awards

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


Winnipeg DX Club Award

31 contacts are necessary, as follows: 5 from each of the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania; also necessary is one contact from any Antarctic station. The five contacts from each continent may be from different countries on that continent, but the five North American contacts must be with members of the Winnipeg DX club.

These include: VE4AA, AE, AH, AS, AT, BJ, CJ, EW, MP, RP, SA, SK, SL, SW, XJ, and SN.

Note that US and VE applicants for this award must be members of DXCC and should submit the number and date of their DXCCcertificate.. The award consists of a presentation case containing a new Canadian silver dollar issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.

GCR list and fee of $3 or 15 IRC's to:

Sandy Wohl, VE4SW, 33 Cherryhill Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2V 2L1.


Worked Atlantic Provinces Award

Contact Canadian counties in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. Stations in NS, NB and PEI need confirmation of contacts with 8 NS, 8 NB, and 2 PEI counties plus 5 VO1 or VO2 stations. Canadian and USA stations outside NS, NB, PEI and Nfld&Lab need confirmation of contacts with 4 NS, 4 NB, and 1 PEI county plus 3 VO1 or VO2 stations. Stations outside Canada and continental USA require confirmation of contacts with 2 NS, 2 NB, and 1 PEI county plus 2 VO1 or VO2 stations. Send GCR list and $2. or 5 IRC to: 

MONCTON AREA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC.
P. O. BOX 73
MONCTON NEW BRUNSWICK CANADA
E1C 8R9 Attention:
WAPA Contest Manager
Robert Sherwood, VE1XW


Worked all Canada (WACAN) Award

Sponsor: Nortown Amateur Radio Club VE3NAR.

Confirm contacts to verify QSO with 2 stations on different bands in each of the following 12 sections: Prince Edward Island , Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon or NWT, Labrador, Newfoundland.

VO contacts must be made after 31 March 1949, Proof of contacts submitted for WACAN will be automatically applied towards the WAVE award. (If WAVE award is desired, please indicate).

GCR list by President or VP of a legitimate amateur organization is acceptable or photocopies may be sent. Under no circumstances should actual cards be sent. Fee is $3 (Canadian) or 5 IRC's. All contacts must have been made from a radius of 200 KM of one point and after1 Jan 1939.

Nortown Amateur Radio Club
PO Box 146
Station A. Willowdale, On.
M2N 5S8


Worked Ontario Ports Award

Applicants need to have confirmed contact (SWLs reception) with the required number of amateur radio stations located in the cities/towns/villages in the Province of Ontario with the word Port in their name. No band or mode limitations. Contacts may be made with either fixed, portable or mobile stations.

All contacts for the award must been made after Jan 1, 1990. North American Amateurs must contact FIVE different "Port" stations plus FIVE different VE3/VA3 stations.

Stations operating portable or mobile who are from other countries or out of Province count as a VE3/VA3 contact when operating in the Province of Ontario. The rest of the World must contact TWO different "Port" stations plus THREE VE3/VA3 stations.

Stations operating portable or mobile who are from other countries or out of Province count as a VE3/VA3 contact when operating in the Province of Ontario.

These rule changes come into effect November 1st, 2000.

Also, QSL cards are not required, only a log report, so QSL cards need not be on hand. Send copy of log information plus $2 or 2 IRCs to:
Robert Morden, VE6RI
Box 192
Grimshaw, AB  T0H 1W0


Worked All Nova Scotia Counties.

Sponsor: NOVA SCOTIA AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION (NSARA)

The Nova Scotia Worked All Counties Award will begin as of September 11, 1993.

The award requires an amateur radio operator to contact all 18 counties in the Province of Nova Scotia.

The BASIC AWARD is for MIXED Modes. HF bands only. Basic Award numbering will begin at #1.

Endorsements will be available for: All CW, All Digital, and All Phone. Requests for endorsements must be indicated on application. Endorsements will be numbered beginning at #1 for each mode, i.e.: BASIC Award #112--DIGITAL Endorsement #4, CW endorsement #53, etc.

Application forms are available through the NSARA at Hamfests, Flea Markets or by sending a request to Jim Hannon, VE1AFH (see mailing address below)

There is no fee for this award. Certificate and QSL cards will be returned postage paid by the NSARA. Certificates will be numbered on the basis of earliest postmarked package received. Actual QSL cards only, will be accepted. No fax or photocopies. Contacts made beginning on September 11, 1993 and later will be accepted.

This award is intended for BASE STATION to BASE STATION contacts. Portable operations, i.e.: Summer Cottages, DXpeditions to rare counties will be accepted, with the Awards Committee being the final judge of validity of any such portable operations for award credit. Mobile contacts will not be considered for this award. Portable contact cards must clearly indicate the county of operation if different from the operators' home county.

Send all 18 QSL cards, accompanied by the official application form to:
AWARDS CHAIRMAN, Mr Jim Hannon, VE1AFH RR # 5, Amherst, NS B4H 3Y3

The Awards Chairman will make the final decision on all matters pertaining to this award.

Nova Scotia Counties:

Annapolis Antigonish, Cape Breton, Colchester, Cumberland, Digby, Guysworth, Halifax, Hants, Inverness, Kings, Luneberg, Pictou, Queens, Richmond, Shelburne, Victoria, Yarmouth.


Worked All VE (WAVE) Award

Sponsor: Nortown Amateur Radio Club VE3NAR.

Confirm contacts to verify QSO with 2 different stations on different bands in each of the following 8 sections:

PEI, or NEW BRUNSWICK, QUEBEC, ONTARIO, MANITOBA, SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, YUKON or NWT.

GCR list by President or VP of a legitimate amateur organization is acceptable or photocopies may be sent. Under no circumstances should actual cards be sent. Fee is $3 (Canadian) or 5 IRC's. All contacts must have been made from a radius of 200 KM of one point and after 1 Jan 1939.

Nortown Amateur Radio Club
PO Box 146
Station A. Willowdale, On.
M2N 5S8


Worked All VO Award (WAVO)

The WAVO (Worked All VO) award is available to any radio amateur not resident in Newfoundland and Labrador who has worked at least 20 VO stations, of which one must be a VO2.

The award is also available to all resident VO1-VO2 stations who have worked at least 60 different VO stations, of which two must be from Labrador using the VO2 prefix.

QSL cards not required but a copy of the log book entries must be sent to the award manager along with sufficient funds to cover return postage.

Applicants for the WAVO Award can apply to:
WAVO Award
c/o Paul Piercey
Box 23099
St. John's, NL  A1B 4J9


Worked All Winnipeg Award

Contact VE4 stations. Stations outside Manitoba, but in North America need 15, stations within Manitoba need 25,

outside North America need 10. Any band or mode. No repeaters. Endorsements for single band or modes are available.

Contacts since 1 Jan 1971. GCR and $2 U/S or 6 IRC's to

Awards Custodian, Dick Maguire VE4HK, 175 Barrington St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2M 2A8.


Worked 50 Canadian Cities Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm CW contact on 160 Meters with 50 Canadian cities. No SWL applicants please)

Send five IRCs plus photocopies of QSL cards to:

Norcan CW Awards Custodian

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


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YL-DXCC Award:

Work YL's in 100 different countries. Use approved DX Country list. Open to all YL's and OM's. Endorsements available each additional 10 YL-countries.

For CLARA certificates GCR accepted. Fee for each certificate is $2, and endorsements are $1. Apply to VE1CYT.


Youth Award (CW Only)

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Using only CW mode, contact 10 Canadian young amateurs under the age of 16, two of which must be in Ontario. Ages of operators contacted must be clearly shown on QSL cards. No SWL applicants please.

Send photocopies of QSL cards plus US$4 to:

Canadian Amateur Awards Program

c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


Youth Award (SSB Only)

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland - VE8CQ

Using only SSB mode, contact 15 Canadian young amateurs under the age of 16, two of which must be in Ontario. Ages of operators contacted must be clearly shown on QSL cards. No SWL applicants please.

Send photocopies of QSL cards plus US$4 to:

Canadian Amateur Awards Program
c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


Zone 2 Award

Sponsor: Club FER-HAM VE2RGA de Fermont, QC.

Applicants must have confirmed contact (SWLs reception) since 1 Jan 1980 with the three prefixes (VA2/VE2, VO2, VE8) included in the northeast area of North America. VA2/VE2 stations must be located north of 50 degrees latitude. VE8 stations must be east of 102 degrees longitude and north of 50 degrees latitude. All VO2 stations are in Zone 2. Do not send QSL cards. Send a list showing details of the contacts, certified by two licensed amateurs with $3 US funds or 8 IRCs to:
Zone 2 Award
c/o Gilles Soucy VE2GSO
PO Box 46
Fermont, QC  G0G 1J0


10 Meter CW Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland - VE8CQ

Available for Canadian operators who are 18 years of age or under. You must contact all 10 Canadian Provinces and all the lower 48 states with operators who are 18 years of age or under, using only 10M CW mode. Total confirmed QSOs = 58. Ages of operators contacted must be clearly shown on QSL cards. No SWL applicants please. Certificate is free of charge.

Send letter from Club President, signed by one other Club member attesting that you hold QSL cards to:

Canadian Amateur Awards Program
c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


10X10 Award

Certificate for confirmed contact, on 10 Metres, with ten stations in Province of Quebec. Do not send cards. GCR list and 10 IRC’s or US$2 to:
Alex Desmeules VE2AFC
41 Ste Catherine, BP4
Baie St Paul, QC  G0A 1B0


144 MHz SSB Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland - VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm contact on 2 Meter SSB with 25 operators outside your city.

Send US $2 plus two verification signatures of licensed amateurs attesting that you hold QSL cards to:

Canadian Amateur Awards Program
c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


160 Meter CW Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland - VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm CW contact on 160M with 160 operators in North America: 100 USA and 24 Canadian …… two different in each state and province or territory.

Send US $2 plus two verification signatures of licensed amateurs attesting that you hold QSL cards to:

Canadian Amateur Awards Program
c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


430 MHz SSB Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland - VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirm contact on 70cm SSB with 50 operators outside your city.

Send US$2 plus two verification signatures of licensed amateurs attesting that you hold QSL cards to:

Canadian Amateur Awards Program
c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3


6 Meter Award

Sponsor: Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ

Available to all operators. Confirmed contact (SWL OK) all Canadian and United States call areas on 6 Meters

Send photocopies of QSL cards plus US$5 to:

Canadian Amateur Awards Program
c/o Neil Sutherland, VE8CQ
203-5012 48th St.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 1N3