AARC Awards Committee

Green Award RibbonThe Albemarle Amateur Radio Club has established an Awards Committee to
oversee the development and presentation of Club awards. The Committee
is particularly interested in awards that recognize and thereby foster
operating by new hams, encourage participation in Club activities, and
increase the fun of amateur radio. The Board of Directors will approve
all awardees proposed by the Committee.

The Awards Committee currently includes Michael KA4JJD, Dave K4DND, and
Bob K4DU, but other interested club members are invited to join. 
Suggestions for additional awards would be much appreciated.

Opinion and correspondence regarding the Awards Committee should be
sent to Michael KA4JJD: mfr6t@virginia.edu, 434-977-4281, 109
Sturbridge Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2113

Read below the fold for details of the available awards…

OPERATING AWARDS

Albemarle Amateur Radio Club Central Virginia Repeater Century Award

 Purpose: To encourage use of repeaters in Central Virginia
Rules:

  1. Only contacts made on repeaters in Central Virginia count for
    credit. Simplex contacts do not count for this award. Contacts may
    include those made through linked repeaters or through IRLP.
  2. Each QSO counts as two points, but only one contact with each
    licensed amateur, even if on different repeaters, can be counted for
    credit.
  3. 50 contacts provides the 100 points required for the award.
  4. Documentation consists of the date, time, repeater used, and call
    sign of the station contacted. Logs may be submitted to the Awards
    Committee in any format, including .exc, .doc, .ppt, Cabrillo, legible
    handwriting, or other inventive formats. Logs are on the honor system.
  5. Contacts made by a Net Control Operator (NCO) for the Monday
    Night Information Net, The Digital Net, or the Northern Piedmont
    Emergency Net maybe counted for award credit. An operator signing into
    a net may count the Net Control Operator once as a contact.
  6. The award will be presented at or before the second regular club meeting following submission and approval.

Worked Lotsa States Awards

Purpose: To encourage new HF operators
Rules:

  1. HF contacts made with 15 of the 50 United States made from one’s home station or mobile.
  2. Contacts may be made with any mode and on any band.
  3. Contacts may be made during contests
  4. Submitted documentation may consist of physical or email QSL cards or via Logbook of the World
  5. The award will be presented at or before the second regular club meeting following submission and approval.

Big 10 Award

Purpose: To encourage new HF operators
Rules:

  1. HF contacts with all 10 United States call areas made from one’s home station or mobile.
  2. Contacts may be made with any mode and on any band.
  3. Contacts may be made during contests or with special event stations.
  4. Submitted documentation may consist of physical or email QSL cards or via Logbook of the World.
  5. The award will be presented at or before the second regular club meeting following submission and approval.

All American Award

Purpose: To encourage new HF operators and fellowship in the Americas
Rules:

  1. HF contacts made from one’s home station or mobile with one
    station outside Virginia in the United States, one station in Canada,
    one station in Mexico, one station in Central America, and one station
    in South America.
  2. Contacts may be made with any mode and on any band.
  3. Contacts may be made during contests or with special event stations.
  4. Submitted documentation may consist of physical or email QSL cards or via Logbook of the World.
  5. The award will be presented at or before the second regular club meeting following submission and approval.

Worked All Border States Award

Purpose: To encourage new HF operators and knowledge of geography
Rules:

  1. HF contacts made from one’s home station or mobile with operators
    in each of the states bordering Canada, Mexico, the Atlantic and
    Pacific Oceans, and the Gulf of Mexico
  2. Okay, that’s: ME, VT, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL MS, LA, TX, NM, AZ, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, ND, MN
  3. Contacts may be made with any mode and on any band.
  4. Contacts may be made during contests or with special event stations.
  5. Submitted documentation may consist of physical or email QSL cards or via Logbook of the World.
  6. The award will be presented at or before the second regular club meeting following submission and approval.

Worked All Suffixes Award

Purpose: To encourage new HF operators and knowledge of the alphabet
Rules:

  1. HF contacts made from one’s home station or mobile with operators with suffixes beginning with each letter of the alphabet
  2. Okay, that’s: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, V, W, X, Y, Z
  3. Contacts may be made with any mode, on any band, and to any country.
  4. Contacts may be made during contests.
  5. Submitted documentation may consist of physical or email QSL cards or via Logbook of the World.
  6. The award will be presented at or before the second regular club meeting following submission and approval.

Worked My Call Award

Purpose: To encourage new HF operators and knowledge of the alphabet
Rules:

  1. HF contacts made from one’s home station or mobile with an operator with one’s own suffix
  2. Okay, so for KA4XYZ, that is working a ham with any prefix and from any zone or country, who has the suffix XYZ.
  3. Contacts may be made with any mode, on any band, and to any country.
  4. Contacts may be made during contests.
  5. Submitted documentation may consist of physical or email QSL card or via Logbook of the World.
  6. The award will be presented at or before the second regular club meeting following submission and approval.

Paper Chaser Award

Purpose: To introduce new and older hams to the process of working special event stations.
Rules:

  1. HF contacts will be made from one’s home station or mobile with operators of 20 special event stations.
  2. Contacts may be made with any mode, on any band, and to any country.
  3. Submitted documentation will consist of QSL cards or certificates from special event stations worked.
  4. The award will be presented at or before the second regular club meeting following submission and approval.

Worked Nearby States Award

Purpose: To encourage new hams and hams with lower power stations and smaller antennas.
Rules:

  1. HF contacts made from one’s home station or mobile with operators in states bordering on Virginia
  2. Okay, that’s: MD, DE, NC, TN, KY, WV (special endorsement for DC)
  3. Contacts may be made with any mode, on any band.
  4. Contacts may be made during contests.
  5. Submitted documentation may consist of physical or email QSL cards or via Logbook of the World.
  6. The award will be presented at or before the second regular club meeting following submission and approval.

SERVICE AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

AARC Public Service Participation Certificate

Purpose: To encourage and recognize participation in AARC public service events
Award: The award consists of a certificate presented at the Club’s
Annual Awards Banquet and recognizes the number of AARC public service
activities in which the member has participated during the calendar
year.  Half-day events count as one, and full-day events count as
two. Data are provided by the Director for Public Service (currently
KK4SHO) and the coordinators of the individual events.

AARC Elmering Award

Purpose: To encourage new members of the AARC and to encourage elmering
by more experienced (dare one say “more senior”) members.
Award: The award consists of a certificate presented at the Club’s
Annual Awards Banquet and recognizes help and support provided to
another member of the Club. Any member of the Club who has been elmered
by another member may nominate potential awardees. The nomination
consists of a one page letter or email describing the elmering that has
taken place. Elmering may be strictly related to amateur radio, and new
hams are particularly encouraged to recognize and provide thanks for
such assistance. Elmering may also include assistance with
computer-related activities.

AARC Ham of the Year Award

Purpose: To recognize a member of the AARC who, through dedication and
hard work, exemplifies the best of what an amateur radio operator
should be.
Award: any member of the AARC may nominate the recipient with a letter
describing the accomplishments of the nominee. The winner will be
selected by joint action of the Awards Committee and the Board of
Directors.  The award will be presented, to thunderous applause,
at the Club’s Annual Awards Banquet.

The President’s Award

Purpose: To allow the President to provide special recognition to a member of the AARC.
Award: the President presents this award only when he or she feels that
a member of the Club deserves such special recognition. The award will
be presented, to thunderous applause, at the Club’s Annual Awards
Banquet.

Life Membership

Purpose: To recognize individuals who have, over time, demonstrated a
continuing high level of dedication to the Club and to amateur radio.
Award: Life Membership can be conferred upon a Full Member who has
rendered notable service to the Club or Amateur Radio and has been a
continuous Full Member for a minimum of eight years or has a total of
ten years as a Full or Associate Member. A Life Member shall be
entitled to all of the privileges of a Full Member, and shall be exempt
from paying dues. Any member proposing another Member for Life
membership shall submit the name of the person and the justification
for such membership in writing to a member of the Board. The Board
shall review the application to assure that the person meets the
qualifications for such membership, and, if determined to be
appropriate, submit the application at the next regular Club meeting.
An affirmative vote by a three-quarters majority of those present is
required for acceptance.

Reformatted for web and posted by AK4OL for KA4JJD.

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