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3.731
7.031
7.131
10.121
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14.031
14.251
18.081
18.131
21.031
21.251
24.911
24.951
28.031
28.551

WCAG Information


New Members of WCAG:


#214, SP3FTA Zdzislaw
#213, ON6EF Eddy
#212, DL1JGO Wolf
#211, RX4HJ Yuri
#210, YD1IGN Sofyan
#209, 4X4-2238 Eyran
#208, DH1PS Heinz-Peter
#207, DL3KBQ Helmut
#206, R1BBL Ilya
#205, DO8JH Jutta
#204, DG3VSM Werner
#203, ES1ACS Sergei
#202, DL9SEP Franz
#201, DL1ASA Thomas
#200, Z35M Vladimir
#199, DL2HUC Erich
#198, DK8RE Hans-Jurgen
#197, DJ0JB Jorg
#196, IQ5QO MDXC Pistoia
#195, RV6ACC Alexander
#194, Z32U Zoran
#193, HB9FBG Mauro
#192, R7KO Nikolaj
#191, DL2DXA Bernd
#190, OK1DLA Ludek
#189, BM2LDT Zheyu
#188, BV1EJ Jeff
#187, RL1W Vladimir
#186, DH9LAK Karl-Friedrich
#185, UW8SM Andrey
#184, EW3W Eugene
#183, HA7UL Ferenc
#182, SQ4IOH Kazimierz
#181, RA4HQG Serge
#180, RA4HHW Yuri
#179, RA1L Konstantin
#178, YU1SS Aleksandar
#177, YU1GZ Dragan
#176, IK2IQC Maurizio
#175, YU1TY Ljubisa
#174, YU2U Milovan
#173, DL8BJ Juergen
#172, IZ8DFO Aldo
#171, IZ8XJJ Giovanni
#170, YU1WAT Vinko
#169, SV8GXQ Isidoros
#168, IZ1NJA Diego
#167, 9A1AA Ivo
#166, SQ2EEY Krystian
#165, DG2RON Ronny
#164, SP4SHW Jerzy

WELCOME!

Last issued WCA awards


WCA-50 UX0KR
WCA-50 SP3BLK
WCA-50 DL1DV
WCA-50 DF5BX
WCA-50 DL9NEI
WCA-50 RN5F
WCA-50 EC7DKU
WCA-50 DL4EAM
WCA-50 EW3W
WCA-50 OH6GAZ
WCA-50 DK1HI
WCA-100 YT6M
WCA-100 DL1DV
WCA-100 F4HZR
WCA-100 EC7DKU
WCA-100 MU0GSY
WCA-100 DL4EAM
WCA-100 IZ8GXE
WCA-100 ON3EA
WCA-100 OH6GAZ
WCA-200 DL2LRT
WCA-200 G3NFV
WCA-200 SP9AWS
WCA-200 DF0OV
WCA-200 DM2DLG
WCA-200 EC7DKU
WCA-200 IZ8GXE
WCA-300 DJ7FM
WCA-300 IZ0VQV
WCA-300 IQ8WN
WCA-300 SP2RTA
WCA-400 SP9TBT
WCA-400 DL1LQC
WCA-400 UX7UN
WCA-400 IW1ARK
WCA-400 YU1MI
WCA-400 DM1KA
WCA-500 DH1PAL
WCA-500 SP1JQJ
WCA-600 9A4MF
WCA-600 SP5KCR
WCA-700 DH2PL
WCA-700 SP9MQS
WCA-700 9A4MF
WCA-700 UR4MF
WCA-700 SP5KCR
WCA-700 SP7WLU
WCA-800 LZ4GL
WCA-800 EA7JSA
WCA-800 DL7URB
WCA-900 EA3NJ
WCA-900 SP4GDC
WCA-1000 IK2IQC
WCA-1500 IK2IQC
WCA-2000 IK2IQC
WCA-2000 UR7ET
WCA-2500 OE3RGB
WCA-3500 IZ2OIF

TOTAL ISSUED – 4469

Last issued WCAA awards
160 RA1WZ
161 HB9HI
162 RX3PR
163 HB9IAB
164 ON5SWA
165 R7KO
166 CT1AHU
167 OK7JR
168 OK1MQY
169 DO3GE
170 DL2DXA
171 LY2KM
172 OM1AEG
173 ON4VT
174 R1BBL
175 HB9FBG
176 DL2LRT
177 RX3AMI
178 YU1HFG
179 LZ2AF
180 UA1ACQ

TOTAL ISSUED - 180

DCS

Diplome des Chateaux Suisses – DCS

1)     Award of Swiss Castles (DCS-SSD), Award of Ticino Castles (DCTI),  Award of Insubria Castles (DCIN)  are created and released by GSRC-SSFG, the Swiss Castles Amateur Radio Group, to OM and SWL to make Swiss castles, their potentialities, amenities,  historical and architectural features known in the european history contest. To qualify for the Award the candidates must have activated or connected, or listened to if SWL, Swiss Castles quantity according to each Award.

2)   Bands and Operating Modes:  Are accepted QSO with Stations operating from Swiss Castles on all authorized bands and modes. For mixed modes operations will  be required the bigger quantity according to the following points 5), 6), and 7).

3)       Validity : Are accepted QSO with Stations operating from Swiss Castles belonging to the DCS-SSD List, dated not before the 1st Official Activation on Nov. 19th, 2005 or not before the Reference Number Releasing.

4)   Award Issuing: They are released to any XYL, OM and SWL that is able to send to the Award Manager the following documents:

  • Dated and signed form  by wich the Candidate declares that the Laws and Rules in force on his Country and the Rules of the Award have been observed
  • Log of the QSOs in the form of digital data files according to the following order: progressive number, reference number,correspondent callsign, date, GMT time, op. mode, band, reports; log files must be in .txt, .dbf, .xls or adif format.
  • Sending of QSLs is not necessary; the Award Manager  will check by means of the Activators logs; in case of doubt he will ask for QSLs or other informations, according to his unquestionable judgement.

5)   Swiss Castles Award, DCS-SSD :  It is released to anyone that has activated, connected, or listened to if SWL, the following quantities of Listed Swiss Castles:

  • Stations from Switzerland : 20 Castles, or 18 if QRP only, located in at least 4 Cantons.
  • Europeans Stations: 15 Castles, 13 if QRP only,  located in at least 3 Cantons.
  • Extra-europeans Stations: 10 Castles, 8 if QRP only,  located in at least 2 Cantons.

In any case at least one of the Castles should be located in the Ticino Canton.

6)       Award of the Ticino Castles, DCTI : It is released to anyone that has activated, connected, or listened to if SWL, the following quantities of Listed Ticino Castles: at least 10 if Stations operating from Switzerland ; 7 for European Stations, and 5 for extra-european Stations. These quantities are reduced to 8, 5, and 3 Ticino Castles for QRP only operating stations.

7)   Award of the Insubria Castles, DCIN :  It is released to anyone that has activated, connected, or listened to if SWL, the following quantities of Insubria Castles : 2 Castles for each of the 3 Italian Provincies located in the Regio Insubrica (CO, VA, VB), and moreover for the Ticino Canton: 4 Castles, or 3 Castles if QRP only, for Stations operating from Switzerland or Europe; 2 Castles for all the other stations. For the 3 italian provincies castles all the QSO made according to the DCI Award Rules, but not before the 1st official activation date according to point 3) above.

8)  Award usage: Members can use this titlke on their QSL and in the correspondence. They are allowed neither to reproduce, except for theyr own disposal, nor modify the content of the obtained Aeard, or/and spread it without the Award Manager authorization.

9)  Awards: They are in the form of a printable .pdf file, coloured, personalized if required as follows , and sent by email with the request form. It will be in the form of  a personalized printed small paper, 297 x 210 mm (A4) in the other cases or by request.  In this case it is required to send a contribution of 3 SFr or 4 €  even as stamps, or 6 IRC for covering the costs. On  request the Award will contain the qualification of  Actrivator , Hunter ,  or SWL ,  mode  and class  of  operation  ; all  the activities  must  follow  the  suggestion  given  by  points 2)  3)  5)  6)  7) .

10)  Endorsments : For the DCS-SSD the Edorsment consists of colour sticker with the symbol of the Canton , and will be issued at activating, connecting, or listening to if SWL, at least 2 Castles of the required Swiss Canton. For the DCTI and the DCIN Awards no endorsments are issued.  A SASE or SAE+ IRC and the documents proving the right to the Endorsment, will be enclosed with the Endorsment Request Form according to the previous point 4)
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11)   Rules, Forms, Reference Lists: They are shown and downloadable on the official website of the DCS-SSD. They will be periodically updated. On these pages the released Awards will be also listed, classified by type, with callsign, modes, categories, and op name. This may be withdrawn by  request.  There is neither progressive classification nor Award release number; they will be issued in alphabetical order only. Contributions: Anyone having unformations about Castles or other eligible Objects not yet referenced, can send his documents to the Award Managers, and if possible send a self made photo of the probable reference, abstract of maps, short historical report, name and/or toponyms if known. The same documents are necessary for releasing new references; see point 14) 15)
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12)   Activators: The activation is accepted only if the operator follows the suggestions givven below:

  • The station (aereal, radio sets, power supply, etc) will be located within a maximum of 500 metres from the Castle
  • The Castle must be included in the Official Reference List valid for the DCS-SSD, or for the DCS-SSD and DCI Lists if valid for the DCIN Award.
  • The activation of Castles not yet included in the Official List is not allowed, even if the Reference has been required but not yet released.
  • As Activators may want to take part in the Hunter Category too, theyr operations will count as connected Reference.
  • At least 50 two-way QSO phone, 47 on QRP phone, or 40 in all the other modes must be done.
  • The quantities for mixed mode operations will be the biggest of the above quantities.
  • A maximum of one reference for each day of operation is allowed.
  • To validate the activation, the Activator is obliged to send the Award Manager , as in point 4), within 15 days from the end of operations, the following:  digital logs, self-made clear digital photographic documentation proving the activation, the self made photographic documentation of the reference only without aerials or operators, if not already on the sitepages; the Validation Form, completely filled in, and other permissions obtained, if any.The Operators living near References are required to send Logs for the first 200 QSO, after that Logs will be send when the Operator believes it useful, or upon Management request for updating .For the case explained in points 9) and 10) send the required refunds.
  • The operators living near the reference will have to enclose an abstract of the country’s topographical map showing the distance between their residence or station location and the Reference.
  • The sending of the form and documents could come by normal mail or by email, but in form of digital files only.

13)    Valid Castles:   Only the Castles,  mentioned in the Officila List, are valid. New References may be issued by Award Management, motu proprio or on request, see point 12) . Neither temporary references, nor by telephone request will be released for any reason.

14)  References: The Castle will receive, if approved, a reference made up of:

  • Award Acronym – Canton Abbreviation  Progressive Number; i.e., DCS-TI001 .
  • New References may be released by the Award Management , see point 12)

15)    Castle Definition : Castle, Rock, Tower, Bastion, wall surrounded hamlet or cittadel, fortress, fort, fortified door (maximum one for each village) fortified buildings or residences, Landfogti’s houses, and any building related to the fortified architecture created for military or defensive reasons before but not after 1930

16) Rules Understanding : The Rules are updated  by the Award Manager everytime it will be necessary, and thereafter published on the Official Websitepage; Version number explain the date of updating, piblioshing, and validity. The Rules are completed to every effect by instructions, provisions, notes of application and of integration, to be published separately,  deduced by questions and problems meet by the Users, wich are invited to submit their questions to the Management.  In case of doubtful understanding of the Rules, the original text will be the correct and valid reference.

17)   Acceptation : All types of candidates to the Awards have read and accepted under implicit agreement this rules, and they will respect the instructions during their operations, beside the rules, the laws and codes of the country where the operations take place. Among them the Ham Radio Operator Code, written in 6 points by Paul M. Segal and commented by Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW.

18)  Award Managers :
·         Luciano Lucini, HB9FBI, POBox 215, CH-6760 CARI’ luciano.  Award Manager.
·         Augusto Battistoni, HB9TZA, CH-6946 Ponte Capriasca   Award Technical Manager

List of Castles: http://castles.ham-radio.ch/Doc_Intro/References/DCS-HB_list.htm

HOME PAGE: http://castles.ham-radio.ch/intro.htm

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