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 97 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 Award (CCA)
    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

 

  • Worked ITU Zones Award
    The purpose of this award is to generate activity on the HF bands whilst recognising the work of the International Telecommunications Union. It is challenging and enables the claimant ot demonstrate a good range of operating skills. 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 ITU zones.There is a choice of 4 categories:

    • Classic Worked ITU Zones
    • 5 Band Worked ITU Zones
    • WARC Band Endorsement
    • WARC Band Endorsement

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
WITUZ Award Information
List of ITU Zones
WITUZ Application Form
(please open in Acrobat Reader to fill the form electronically)
WITUZ Spreadsheet

  • Worked All Continents Award
    The purpose of this award is to generate activity on the HF bands and to recognise specific achievements across all bands or on a single band. The award, issued by IARU Headquarters, may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur in the UK, Channels and Isle of Man, who can produce evidence of having contacted amateur radio stations in each of the 6 continents: Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, North America and South America. All contacts must be made from the same country or separate territory within the same continent. Various endorsements, for example “all 1.8 MHz”, are available.

To apply for the award, please list claimed contacts on the ARRL WAC Award Application Form and forward it to the RSGB Awards Manager by email or post, together with QSL cards (and a self-addressed stamped envelope for their return). When an application has been certified it will be forwarded to IARU Headquarters (ARRL) for issue of the award.

ARRL currently do not accept LoTW confirmations for this award, further information here:  WAC and LOTW