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Burnham Beeches Radio Club Operating Awards

For many years the BBRC has had a series of operating awards. The rules for the current three awards below have now been updated to include new modes etc. The idea is to get you operating and using all that equipment in your shack. There are various awards available to suit all licence types, and bands, so they are certainly within all members capability, for  instance there are seven DXCC countries within the UK. Requirements are only log extracts, QSL confirmation are not required. However, some sort of paper trail could be useful if the contact is an odd callsign etc. The start date for contacts has been changed to the year 2000, so calls already in your logbook could be valid.

What do you get for all your hard operating? "Introductory" awards will give you a certificate to adorn your shack wall. "Full" awards will get you a certificate and a BBRC Mug. Your achievement will also be marked in the award section of the club website. These awards are for members only.

If you keep a logbook then looking back through the pages may give you enough QSO's  for an award.

All awards claims should be directed to G4XDU at amsat dot org and should include the award you are claiming and a text readable file of the contacts made.

Good luck and good operating.

 BBRC January 2018


1 Burnham Beeches Foundation Award (BBFA)

1. Entrant Eligibility.

a) All licensed Foundation Amateurs. (BBRC Club members only)

2. Claim Eligibility

a) QSL cards are not  required

b) The Awards Administrator may require documentary proof (eg eQSL/LoTW/QRZ logbook or other confirmation) that two-way Communication has taken place with any station(s) claimed. If this proof cannot be supplied, then the station(s) claimed may be disallowed.

c) The Awards Administrators decision is final.

3. Requirements for the Awards *See note 1

a) Contacts with 50 WAB squares on any VHF/UHF Band are required for the

introductory award.

b) Contacts with 75 WAB squares on any VHF/UHF band are required for

the Full Award

c) Claims should be in the form of a table, giving for each contact :

WAB square, callsign Worked, date, band, and mode.

4. Contact Eligibility

a) Contacts may be made using any two-way mode (eg not WSPR)

b) All contacts must have been made by the applicant, using a call sign allocated for the applicants personal use.

c) WAB squares claimed must be valid according to WAB rules.

d) All stations claimed must be properly licensed.

e) Contacts may be made from any location(s) in a single ‘big Maidenhead' locator square. (eg IO91)

f) Contacts via repeaters or Packet radio digipeaters /nodes are not allowed

g) All contacts must be made on or after 1st January 2000.

 5. Disqualification.

 a) Any evidence of operation contrary to the terms of the applicants licence will lead to disqualification.

 b) Any evidence of forged or altered documentation will lead to disqualification

 * Note 1 : WAB refers to 'Worked all Britain'. Squares are taken from the Ordinance Survey Maps and consist of the large squares (eg SU) and first and fourth numbers of the six in the national grid reference eg 99 from SU923918. So in this example the station would quote SU99 for their WAB square. (See here for a more detailed explanation.)  If a station cannot give their WAB square then it is possible to find it from their location eg using www.whatsmylocator.co.uk. 


2 Burnham Beeches Century Club Award (BBCC)


1. Entrant Eligibility.

a) All licensed Amateurs. (BBRC Club Members only)

b) SWL's may claim awards on a ‘heard' basis (BBRC Club Members only)

2. Claim Eligibility

a) QSL cards are not required.

b) Except for SWLs, the Awards Administrator may require documentary proof (eg eQSL/LoTW/QRZ logbook or other confirmation) that two-way communication has taken place with any station(s) claimed. If this proof cannot be supplied, then the station(s) claimed may be disallowed.

c) The Awards Administrators decision is final.

3. Contact Eligibility

a) All contacts must have been made by the applicant, using a call sign allocated for the applicants personal use.

b) Countries claimed must be on the ARRL DXCC list. or the Burnham Beeches Radio Club additional countries list.

c) All stations claimed must have been properly licensed by the appropriate licensing authority of the country claimed.

d) All QSOs may be made from any location within a single DXCC country.*

e) All contacts must be made on or after 1st January 2000.

4. Requirements for Award.

a) Contacts with 50 separate DXCC countries are required for the Introductory Award

b) Contacts with 100 separate DXCC countries are required for the Basic Award

c) 150+ separate DXCC countries claimed will qualify for The Honour Roll

d) Awards may be claimed for single/multi band and/or, single/multi mode **

e) Claims should be in the form of a table, giving for each contact :

Country name, callsign worked/heard, date, band, and mode.

5. Disqualification.

a) Any evidence of operation contrary to the terms of the applicants licence will lead to disqualification.

b) Any evidence of forged or altered documentation will lead to disqualification

Notes:

* England is a DXCC country so operation from Scotland would not be allowed in the same entry for example. Operation from Wales only would be allowed if all contacts were made from there.

** Modes include SSB, FM, CW. Any digital data modes, including RTTY, PSK, JT65, JT9, FT8 etc count as ‘Data’ mode.



3 Burnham Beeches VHF/UHF Awards (BBVU)


1. Entrant Eligibility.

a) All licensed Amateurs (BBRC Club Members only)

b) SWL‘s may claim awards on a ‘heard' basis (BBRC Club Members only)

2 Claim Eligibility

a) QSL cards are not normally required

b) The Awards Administrator may require documentary proof  (eg eQSL/LoTW/QRZ logbook or other confirmation) that two-way communication has taken place with any station(s) claimed. If this proof cannot be supplied, then the station(s) claimed may be disallowed.

c) The Awards Administrators decision is final

3 Contact Eligibility

a) All contacts must have been made by the applicant, using a call sign allocated for the applicants personal use.

b) Countries claimed must be on the ARRL DXCC list, or the BBRC additional countries list.

c) All stations claimed must have been properly licensed by the appropriate Licensing authority of the country claimed.

d) Contacts may be made from any location in the same big locator square *                                                   e) Contacts via repeaters, satellites or Packet radio digipeaters/nodes are not allowed

f) All contacts must be made on or after 1st January 2000.

4 Requirements for Awards

a) Contacts with 10 Countries or 25 locators on 144MHz band are required for the Introductory Award

b) Contacts with 7 Countries or 20 locators** on 432MHz or l296MHz band are required for the Introductory Award

c) Contacts with 20 Countries or 100 locators** on 144MHZ band are required for the Full Award

d) Contacts with I2 Countries or 50 locators on 432MHz or 1296MHz band are required for the Full Award

e) Contacts on 7OMHz band are 25 UK locators** and 3 Countries for the  Introductory award.

f) Contacts on 7OMHz band are 50 UK locators** and 5 Countries for the  Full award.

g) Claims should be in the form of a table, giving for each contact :

Country name, Locator, callsign worked/heard, date, band, and mode.

5 Disqualification

a) Any evidence of operation contrary to the terms of the applicants licence will lead to disqualification.

b) Any evidence of forged or altered documentation will lead to disqualification


Notes.  Locator square means the Maidenhead locator system as implemented by the IARU

* In this case 4 characters only, eg IO91

** In this case 6 characters eg IO91PM

 




BBRC Award holders


G3SID Century club Introductory
M0AJM Century Club Introductory
G4XDU Century club Introductory
PY2DBU Century club Introductory
G4CVF Century Club Introductory

G4XDU Century club Basic
G4RAA Century club Basic

G0HZK VHF/UHF Introductory

 
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