50MHz Awards

There are three awards for the 50MHz band and are all dependant to some extent on the special propagation modes that can be experienced at these frequencies.
Both squares and countries are catered for, but independantly, and as a reminder of the potential for cross-band working, there is a special DX certificate.

2-Way Countries Award

The initial qualification for this certificate is proof of completed two-way QSOs on 50 MHz with ten countries.
Only contacts with countries permitting 50 MHz operation can be considered.

Stickers will be provided for increments of every ten countries worked.

RULES:
  • All contacts must have been on or after 1 June 1987.
  • QSL cards submitted must be arranged in alphabetical order of the countries claimed, and a checklist enclosed.
  • Stations are eligible for awards in the following categories:
    Fixed stations.
    Temporary location or portable operation (/P).
    Categories cannot be mixed.

DX Countries Award

This certificate takes into account the considerable potential for cross-band working when transmitting in the 50 MHz band.
There is therefore no stipulation on the band used for the incoming signal.

The initial qualification is confirmation from 25 different countries of a successful QSO with transmission from the applicant’s country taking place within the 50 MHz band.

Stickers will be provided for increments of 25 countries confirmed.

RULES:
  • All contacts must have been on or after 1 June 1987.
  • QSL cards submitted must be arranged in alphabetical order of the countries claimed, and a checklist enclosed.
  • Stations are eligible for awards in the following categories:
    Fixed stations.
    Temporary location or portable operation.
    Categories cannot be mixed.

50MHz Squares Award

The 50 MHz Squares Award is intended to mark successful vhf achievement. The initial qualification needed for this certificate is proof that 25 different locator squares have been worked with complete two-way QSOs within the 50 MHz band.
Squares in any country will qualify provided that operation from that country is formally authorised.

Additional stickers will be provided when proof is submitted for increments of 25 squares.

RULES:
  • All contacts must have been on or after 1 June 1987.
  • QSL cards submitted must be arranged in alphabetical order of the QTH squares claimed, and a checklist enclosed.
  • Stations are eligible for awards in the following categories:
    Fixed stations.
    Temporary location or portable operation.
    Categories cannot be mixed.