Award 70

During the period of celebrations around the The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the RSGB is offering a short-term operating awards series.

To be eligible for the award, the QSOs must be made between 1 and 30 June, 2022.

Amateur radio operators and short-wave listeners worldwide are invited to:

  • Have or hear QSOs with different combinations of celebratory special call signs and stations during this period
  • Contact stations in the British Commonwealth of Nations
  • Contact special event stations that will be active in the period

In celebration of the Jubilee, during June UK amateurs can modify their call signs with a regional identifier of “Q” (under a Notice of Variation to their licences) or add /70 after their call signs. QSOs with a variety of these call signs can be used as part of this award series.

Awards will be available at different levels but will not distinguish between modes used – all modes can be employed. The award categories are:

  1. Contact with UK stations using the Q regional identifier
  2. Contact with stations using the /70 suffix
  3. Contact with Commonwealth call Areas
  4. Contact with the 7 x SSES operating in the four Home Nations and three Crown Dependencies – GB70E, GB70M, GB70W, GB70I, GB70J, GB70U and GB70D

Award 70 levels and criteria are:

  • Bronze Award – QSOs with 70 stations in total from any of the categories 1, 2 & 3 (“Q”, “70”, Commonwealth stations) plus at least one GB70 special event station from category 4
  • Silver Award – QSOs with 70 stations in any one of the above categories 1, 2 & 3 plus at least two GB70 special event stations from category 4
  • Gold Award – QSOs with 70 stations in any two of the above categories 1, 2 & 3 plus at least three GB70 special event stations from category 4
  • Platinum Award – QSOs with 70 stations in all three of the above categories 1, 2 & 3 plus at least four GB70 special event stations from category 4
  • Supreme Award – QSOs with 70 stations in all three of the above categories 1, 2 & 3 plus all 7 of the GB70 special event stations from category 4

Applications will need to be received by the RSGB Awards Manager by 31 October 2022, and are free to enter.  Please note that, in accordance with RSGB policy, Russian and Belarusian radio amateurs are currently ineligible to participate in these Awards.

To apply

Please complete the downloadable Application Form (1-page/75KB PDF) and send it to the email address noted on the form, accompanied by a completed Check Sheet (2.3MB Microsoft Excel Worksheet).

Successful applications will be passed to an automated process for generating certificates, which will be sent to the email address on the application form for DIY printing if you wish.

The RSGB hopes you will find this event enjoyable!