HF Awards

 

Summary of RSGB HF awards

Here is a summary of the HF awards offered by the RSGB.

 

  • Foundation Award
    This award is available to holders of UK Foundation Licences and is designed to encourage activity across four designated bands during their first year of being licensed.Contacts may be made using CW, SSB or FM modes, as appropriate on 40m, 20m, 17m and 2m with a minimum of 10 contacts and maximum of 25 contacts per band. Multiple contacts with the same amateur do not count.

    There are three levels of award :

    • Bronze :         40 contacts
    • Silver :           70 contacts
    • Gold :           100 contacts

Full details and application form here

  • Intermediate 100 Award
    This award is available to holders of UK Intermediate Licences and is designed to encourage activity by making 100 contacts across four designated HF bands during their first year of being licensed.

Contacts may be made using CW, SSB or Data modes, as appropriate, on 80m, 40m, 30m, 17m with a maximum of 25 contacts per band. Multiple contacts with the same amateur do not count.

Full details and application form here

  • IARU Region 1 Award
    The purpose of this award is to generate activity on the HF bands whilst recognising the work of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1.The award may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur who can produce evidence of having contacted amateur radio stations in the required number of countries whose national societies are members of the Region 1 Division of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)

There are 3 classes for contacts as follows:

Class 1              All 95 member countries on the current list
Class 2              60 member countries
Class 3              40 member countries

Confirmation of two-way contacts is required either by QSL cards or LOTW for contacts on 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10m.

Click here for Application form  &  Award Spreadsheet

  • The Commonwealth Century Club (CCC)
    This award may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur producing evidence of having contacted amateur radio stations in 100 (Century), 70 (Silver) and 40 (Bronze) Commonwealth call areas on the list current at the time of application.

The award can be claimed for contacts on the traditional 5 bands (80m, 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m) or over all 9 HF bands, (160m to 10m).

Click here for Application form  &  Award Spreadsheet