This award is available to licensed amateurs and SWLs on the submission of satisfactory proof of having attained 500 points between 1st July 2009 and 30th June 2010 using a datamode.
Points are obtained as follows:
1 RTTY QSO = 2 points
1 PSK QSO = 2 points
1 QSO (any other digimode) = 5 points
Working our special event call-sign GB50ATG within this period = 10 points per QSO
Bands: any band. No cross-band, cross-mode, or satellite allowed.
Requirements: At least 5 DXCC entities from each of any 5 continents must be made (AF; ANT; AS; EU; NA; OC; SA) plus at least one QSO with GB50ATG.
Endorsements are available for:
Single band only
The standard award will be a paper certificate. However, this can be upgraded to a plaque at additional cost. Upgrade stickers will not be available – the award is in recognition of attaining a minimum of 500 points.
BARTG will also sponsor a free plaque to the 1st and 50th successful applicant for each of the following categories:
Multi-band RTTY only
Multi-band PSK31 only
10, 15, 20, 40, 80m single band RTTY only
10, 15, 20, 40, 80m single band PSK31 only
A special award will be made to the station with the most GB50ATG QSOs at the end of the year.
Applications for this award may be made by any of the following methods:
Submission of QSL cards for the countries being claimed. These will be returned after checking. Alternatively, photocopies of these QSL cards are acceptable. Such copies must clearly show both sides if applicable, both callsigns, and establish beyond any doubt that a two way datamode contact took place.
Submission of a check-list containing the log extracts for the points being claimed. Check list should include date, time, band, callsign worked, mode, report, etc. This check list together with the corresponding QSL cards should be examined by the Awards Manager of a national radio society, or by TWO officers of a recognised radio club/society. The signed check list and appropriate fee should then be forwarded.
Claims can also be accepted based on a contest log(s) submitted for any BARTG contest. The claim must be made within 5 years of the first contest log submission, and for all QSOs claimed, you must have submitted a contest or check log at the appropriate time for that contest.
Note: For the purpose of establishing country status, and in which continent that country lies, refer to the ARRL DXCC list.
For further details on application and contact address of the Awards Manager, please see the How to Apply page.
Download the Award Application form here; download the Callsign List here.
The cost of this award is:
UK £6: cash, cheque, or PayPal
US $10: cash or PayPal
10 Euro: cash or PayPal
Plaques can be purchased for £20 each.
If QSL cards need to be returned, please check with the BARTG Awards Manager for return cost before sending. Please make cheques payable to BARTG.
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You can get a full listing of all awardholders by downloading here.