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WCAG Information


New Members of WCAG:


#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

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Last issued WCA awards


 

WCA-50 LZ1IA
WCA-50 OE6WIG
WCA-50 UR5QBB
WCA-50 OE5CCN
WCA-50 DG6YY
WCA-50 DL0WCA
WCA-50 EW6FW
WCA-50 LY2HS
WCA-50 OE6KAE
WCA-50 OE6GND
WCA-50 F5NZO
WCA-50 IZ8XQC
WCA-50 IZ8IEV
WCA-50 DF2QZ
WCA-50 EA3HYJ
WCA-50 DL6AG
WCA-50 EA3NJ
WCA-50 YO6LB
WCA-50 SP9MQS
WCA-50 EA2EHA
WCA-100 SP9OJM
WCA-100 OE6WIG
WCA-100 DD6PS
WCA-100 OE5CCN
WCA-100 F4HXJ
WCA-100 SQ5MRH
WCA-100 DG6YY
WCA-100 EA8ED
WCA-100 DF0OV
WCA-100 OE6GND
WCA-100 SP2RTA
WCA-100 IZ8IEV
WCA-100 SN6P
WCA-100 DF2QZ
WCA-100 F5NZO
WCA-100 EA3HYJ
WCA-100 DL6AG
WCA-100 LY2FN
WCA-100 EA3NJ
WCA-100 YO6LB
WCA-100 SP9MQS
WCA-100 EA2EHA
WCA-100 SP9OJM
WCA-200 OE6WIG
WCA-200 DD6PS
WCA-200 SQ5MRH
WCA-200 OE6GND
WCA-200 DD2TC
WCA-200 EA3HYJ
WCA-200 DL6AG
WCA-200 EA3NJ
WCA-200 SP9MQS
WCA-200 EA2EHA
WCA-300 OE6WIG
WCA-300 DD6PS
WCA-300 SQ2TOM
WCA-300 SQ5MRH
WCA-300 EA3HYJ
WCA-300 DL6AG
WCA-300 EA3NJ
WCA-300 SP9MQS
WCA-400 SQ5MRH
WCA-400 DF7UL
WCA-400 EA3NJ
WCA-400 SP9MQS
WCA-500 ON4VT
WCA-500 YU1KN
WCA-500 EA3FNZ
WCA-500 EA3NJ
WCA-500 SP9MQS
WCA-600 SP3FTA
WCA-600 DF1WR
WCA-600 IK2ECC
WCA-600 SQ2MTI
WCA-600 SP7WLU
WCA-600 ON4VT
WCA-600 DL1SWB
WCA-600 EA3NJ
WCA-600 SP8BBK
WCA-700 DF1WR
WCA-700 SQ2MTI
WCA-700 DL5JF
WCA-700 RA6YJ
WCA-700 EA3NJ
WCA-700 IK2ECC
WCA-700 SP8BBK
WCA-800 DL1DXF
WCA-800 UR4UC
WCA-800 SQ2MTI
WCA-800 EA3NJ
WCA-800 SP8BBK
WCA-900 SP8BBK
WCA-1000 RA1OW
WCA-1000 SP8BBK
WCA-2000 UA3GJM
WCA-4000 E77O

TOTAL ISSUED – 4191

Last issued WCAA awards
129 SP7WLU
130 DL5DXS
131 RA7K
132 SP6TGI
133 EW3W
134 R4RL
135 R1OAI
136 DL1ASA
137 SO9DXX
138 SP9WAN
139 SP9UPK
140 SP4SHW
141 LZ1BXA
142 DG4KAI
143 LY2EW
144 LY5CB
145 LY3IV
146 RA7KW
147 R7KTA
148 SQ2EEY
149 2E0HPI
150 RA1L
151 YU1SS
152 YU1GZ
153 EA3FNZ
154 ON6EF
155 R9CZA
156 F5NLX
157 SQ4IOH
158 HA7UL
159 OK1DLA
160 RA1WZ
161 HB9HI
162 RX3PR
163 HB9IAB
164 ON5SWA
165 R7KO
166 CT1AHU
167 OK7JR

TOTAL ISSUED - 167

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

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