[amsat-bb] VUCC - and other - Satellite Awards
clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 8 13:30:28 PST 2010
With the proliferation of VUCC awards being earned recently, I thought a brief recap of what awards are available for satellite work would be appropriate.
AMSAT has offered several awards over the years. And you do not need 100 contacts to get award-ed for your accomplishments: a single documented satellite contact qualifies you for the AMSAT Satellite Communicator's Club award!
Current and past AMSAT awards include ...
-Satellite Communicator's Club
-Satellite Communications Achievement
-South African AMSAT Award
-OSCAR Sexagesimal Award
-OSCAR Century Award
-WA4AMI 1000 Award
-WA4AMI 5000 Award
-51 on 51 Achievment Award
Details on the AMSAT awards available at ... http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/awards/
In addition, the ARRL recognizes satellite efforts, too, with their WAC, DXCC, WAS, and VUCC awards.
-Worked All Continents Award (WAC) - Make one satellite contact with any station on each of the six continents.
-DXCC Award with Satellite Endorsement - Make one satellite contact with any station in 100 different DXCC countries.
-Worked All States Award - Make one satellite contact with any station in each of the 50 states.
VHF/UHF Century Club Award - Make one satellite contact with any station in 100 different grid squares. Endorsements for each additional 25 grid squares.
ARRL Awards information -
Clint Bradford, K6LCS
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