ZS6EZ's Awards

Last updated: 2017-05-08

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Chris R. Burger ZS6EZ
Box 4485
Pretoria
0001 South Africa
Look for an email address on the ZS6EZ home page (zs6ez.org.za) or on QRZ.com


Index

This list shows all awards won by Chris R. Burger or by his amateur radio station. Chris was licenced in 1980, on his 16th birthday.

  • Background
  • Highlights: The short version
  • Unsolicited Awards: Awards that I never applied for, and were awarded without my knowledge
  • Memberships
  • South African operating awards
  • South African contest awards
  • International operating awards
  • International contest awards
  • International contest trophies
  • WRTC: Participation in the World Radiosport Team Championships
  • Notes: Explanatory notes

    Background

    I started collecting awards very early on in my amateur radio career. As time became more precious, I've concentrated only on a few major awards, especially the ARRL's DXCC programme. As of 2000, I became pretty much inactive to focus on raising my daughter. For a decade, all my activity was sporadic, and aimed only to preserve my DXCC Honour Roll status as much as possible. As new countries were added, I tried to work them. Unfortunately, I missed the first two Swain's island operations due to a combination of international travel, a decaying station and not enough time to do something about it.

    In 2011, I started digging for all those old certificates and trophies. I'm not sure how complete the list is, but I can only think of a few omissions (including my local contest certificates, none of which can be found).

    In 2011, I had a change of circumstances that allowed me a bit more leeway to play with my radio. I managed to catch the last few remaining DXCC entities on Phone, and only need P5 on CW. However, my biggest single project was to fill up some holes in my WAS wanted list. I've tried to confirm all states on three modes and nine bands via LotW. The quest has been reasonably successful, with just three holes remaining on 1,8 MHz.

    For now, this is how comprehensive this list is going to be. Maybe one day a few more certificates will come to light, and I'll update the list as and when they do.

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    Highlights

    1985  ZS3Z     ARRL 10 m Contest #1 World--CW only
    1986  ZS6BCR   5 Band DXCC
    1988  ZS6BCR   CQWW DX Contest CW 14 MHz #1 World (including all 40 zones on 14 MHz)
    1991  ZS6BCR   5 Band Worked All Zones (200 zones) #325
    1991  ZS6BCR   CQ/DJ WW DX Contest RTTY 28 MHz world record
    1991  ZS6BCR   CQWW DX Contest CW 28 MHz world win
    1992  ZS6EZ    WPX (Worked Prefixes) Award of Excellence 
    1996  ZS6EZ    DXCC Honour Roll (Mixed)
    1996  ZS6EZ    CQ/DJ WW DX Contest RTTY 7 MHz world record
    1997  ZS6EZ    5 Band Worked All States
    1997  ZS6EZ    Araucaria DX Group Award of Merit (unsolicited)
    1997  ZS6EZ    DXCC 1,8 MHz #2 in ZS
    1999  ZS6EZ    CQ WPX Contest CW 28 MHz world record
    1999  ZS6EZ    5 Band All Africa Award #1
    1999  ZS6EZ    50 MHz VUCC
    1999  ZS6EZ    CQWW DX Contest CW 28 MHz #2 World, new African record
    2000  ZS6EZ    CQ/DJ WW DX Contest RTTY 28 MHz world single-band record
    2000  ZS6EZ    CQWW DX Contest Phone 28 MHz #2 World (including all 40 zones on 28 MHz)
    2000  ZS6EZ    CQWW DX Contest CW 28 MHz #1 World
    2002  ZS6EZ    10 Band DXCC
    2002  ZS6EZ    DXCC Honour Roll #1
    2002  ZS6EZ    DXCC Challenge
    2002  ZS6EZ    Worked All ZS 500 #1
    2012  ZS6EZ    DXCC Honour Roll #1 (Phone)
    2012  ZS6EZ    USA County Award 1000, All CW
    2013  ZS6EZ    Worked All States Triple Play
    2013  ZS6EZ    8 Band Worked All States
    2014  ZS6EZ    ARRL Centennial QSO Party Award: Top Level 
    2015  ZS6EZ    9 Band All Africa Award #1
    2015  ZS6EZ    10 Band All Africa Award #1
    2016  ZS6EZ    SARL's Willy Wilson Gold Badge
    2016  ZS6EZ    SARL Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (elected as one of nine inaugural members)
    2016  ZS6EZ    5 Band Worked All ZS #1
    2017  ZS6EZ    SARL President's Award
    

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    Unsolicited Awards

    1986-01-13 Amateurs Anonymous                                        John G. Troster W6ISQ [see notes]
    1986-04    Bert Buckley Floating Trophy (best progress on 50 MHz)    South African Radio League
    1987-04    J J Pienaar Floating Trophy (Best article for RadioZS)    South African Radio League
    1992-01-28 Bill Smith Trophy for exceptional HF DXing                Highway Branch, SARL
    1997-04-30 Award of Merit                                            Araucaria DX Group [see notes]
    1997-11-29 Certificate of Achievement (9 bands 1,8 to 28 MHz) # 42   7Z5OO
    2001-03-12 3Y0C Appreciation Award
    2002-07-06 Meritorious Membership Award (23 years unbroken)          South African Radio League
    2011-04-16 Jack Twine Award                                          South African Radio League
    2016-05-21 Willy Wilson Gold Badge                                   South African Radio League
    2016-05-21 Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (elected as inaugural member)  South African Radio League
    2017-05-06 President's Award                                         South African Radio League
    

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    Memberships of Organisations

    1979       South African Radio League                             Member (still current as of 2017)
    1983-05-05 Southern Africa Amsat                                  Member
    1983-12-28 Polish DX Club                                         Honorary Member  #1710/H
    1984-04-16 South African Amateur Telecommunications Institute     Member
    1984-08-01 Southern Africa DX Association                         Full Member #29
    1985-09-21 Northern California DX Foundation                      Member #3170
    1990       CQ Hou Koers
    1993-04-25 Low Band Propagation Research Society                  Charter Member  
    2002-04-25 Araucaria DX Group                                     Member
    2002-08-31 ARRL Volunteer Examiner                                Extra Class
    2012       ARRL Life Member
    

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    South African Operating Awards

    1983-01-04 Pretoria Award                 Pretoria Branch, SARL              #67 
    1983       Algoa Branch Award             Algoa Branch, SARL                 #1 
    1983-06-01 CW Merit Award                 Algoa Branch, SARL                 #49  Class 1, 1000 stations
    1983-05-28 Worked South African Prefixes  Algoa Branch, SARL
    1983-07-18 Worked All ZS                  South African Radio League         #161 Mixed
    1984-02-02 Port Elizabeth Branch Award    Port Elizabeth Branch, SARL        
    1984-02-23 All Africa Award               South African Radio League         #1040
    1984-11-06 Worked All ZS                  South African Radio League         #166 All CW
    1986-04-10 All Africa Award               South African Radio League         #1111 All CW
    1986-04-12 All Africa Award               South African Radio League         #1112 All SSB
    1999-01-10 All Africa Award               South African Radio League         #1503 5 Band (first 5 Band, first on 7 MHz)
    2001-12-16 Worked All ZS                  South African Radio League         #186 7 MHz
    2001-12-16 Worked All ZS                  South African Radio League         #187 14 MHz
    2001-12-16 Worked All ZS                  South African Radio League         #188 All SSB
    2001-12-16 Worked All ZS 200              South African Radio League         #1 Mixed
    2001-12-16 Worked All ZS 200              South African Radio League         #2 All SSB (first on SSB)
    2001-12-16 Worked All ZS 200              South African Radio League         #3 All CW (first on CW)
    2001-12-16 Worked All ZS 200              South African Radio League         #4 All 7 MHz (first on 7 MHz)
    2001-12-16 Worked All ZS 300              South African Radio League         #1 (first certificate issued)
    2001-12-16 Worked All ZS 300              South African Radio League         #2 All SSB (first on SSB)
    2001-12-16 Worked All ZS 400              South African Radio League         #1 Mixed
    2002-12-05 Worked All ZS 500              South African Radio League         #1 Mixed
    2012-10-08 Worked All ZS                  South African Radio League         #411 All 3,5 MHz
    2015-01-23 All Africa Award               South African Radio League         #1716 RTTY (#2 on RTTY)
    2015-01-23 All Africa Award               South African Radio League         #1717 1,8 MHz (#3 on 1,8 MHz)
    2015-01-23 All Africa Award               South African Radio League         #1718 10 MHz (first on 10 MHz)
    2015-01-23 All Africa Award               South African Radio League         #1719 18 MHz (first on 18 MHz)
    2015-01-23 All Africa Award               South African Radio League         #1720 25 MHz (first on 25 MHz and first 9 Band)
    2015-10-09 All Africa Award               South African Radio League         #1737 50 MHz (#3 on 50 MHz and first 10 Band)
    2016-02-01 Worked All ZS                  South African Radio League         #597 All 28 MHz (first on 28 MHz)
    2016-10-02 Worked All ZS 200              South African Radio League         #139 All 14 MHz (first on 14 MHz)
    2016-10-23 Worked All ZS 300              South African Radio League         #71 All CW (first on CW)
    2016-10-28 Worked All ZS                  South African Radio League         #628 All 21 MHz (first on 21 MHz)
    2016-10-28 Worked All ZS                  South African Radio League         #629 Five Band (first Five Band)
    

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    South African Contest Awards

    This list is incomplete. Help from old magazines would be greatly appreciated.

    1983       SARL HF Phone Contest         Fred Mills Trophy
    1983       SARL HF Phone Contest         Second overall
    1983       SARL HF CW Contest            Third Overall
    1991       SARL HF CW Contest            Winner (Silent Keys Memorial Floating Trophy)
    1991       SARL HF Phone Contest         Winner (Silent Keys Memorial Floating Trophy)
    1991       SARL HF Phone/CW Contests     Highest combined score (HOS Trophy)
    

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    International Operating Awards

    1982-03-02 Worked All Continents            IARU
    1983-01-06 Kenya Award                                      #5, #1 ZS
    1983-07-27 AC15Z (All Countries in Zone 15) PZK             #4111
    1983-03-07 Worked All Continents SSB        IARU
    1983-03-24 Region 1 Award (Class 2)         IARU            #4949
    1983-03-24 Worked the British Commonwealth  RSGB            #8092  2xCW
    1983-04-27 Worked 21 Meridian                               #4194
    1983-05-28 1000 Mile per Watt               QRP-ARCI        #822  #203 14 MHz  #649 CW
    1983-05-28 1000 Mile per Watt               QRP-ARCI        #823  #139 28 MHz  #650 CW
    1983-05-28 1000 Mile per Watt               QRP-ARCI        #824  #288 21 MHz  #126 SSB
    1983-12    Gdynia Award                                     #30
    1983       CW 1000 Award                    AGCW-DL  
    1984-02-20 WPX (Worked Prefixes)            CQ Magazine     #1096
    1984-02-20 WPX CW  (Worked Prefixes)        CQ Magazine     #2252
    1984-03-05 Omani Award                      ROARS           CW, SSB
    1984-03-12 5 band WAC                       IARU
    1984-04-07 Worked All Zones                 CQ Magazine     #5753
    1984-06-06 DXCC Mixed                       ARRL            #25 190
    1984-06-06 DXCC Phone                       ARRL            #14 445
    1984-06-06 DXCC CW                          ARRL            #3072
    1984-06-25 5 Band All Continents Trophy     NKDXA           #15 on CW (Northern Kanagawa DX Association)
    1984-07-30 5 band Worked All Zones          CQ Magazine     #272 (154 zones)
    1984-08-17 WPX SSB  (Worked Prefixes)       CQ Magazine     #1683
    1985-03-13 5 band Worked All Zones          CQ Magazine     171 zones
    1985-08-23 5 band Worked All Zones          CQ Magazine     175 zones
    1986-03-18 WAE-I-CW                         DARC            #1143
    1986-03-18 Europa Diplom                    DARC            #167/1986 (all CW)
    1986-04-21 5 band DXCC                      ARRL            #2071
    1986-06-23 5 band Worked All Zones          CQ Magazine     185 zones
    1987-01-23 Worked All States                ARRL            #41 492   All CW
    1987-02-21 5 band Worked All Zones          CQ Magazine     187 zones
    1988-07-01 DXCC 10 m                        ARRL            #160 (on Day One)
    1988-10-31 5 band Worked All Zones          CQ Magazine     187 zones
    1988-11-01 DXCC 80 m                        ARRL            #120 (on Day One)
    1989-05-01 DXCC 40 m                        ARRL            #131 (on Day One)
    1989-08-22 USA County Award 500             CQ Magazine     #2353 All CW 
    1989-11-27 5 band Worked All Zones          CQ Magazine     195 zones
    
    1990-05-09 5 band Worked All Zones          CQ Magazine     198 zones
    1991-09-24 5 band Worked All Zones          CQ Magazine     #325  200 zones (full house)
    1992-02-02 WPX Award of Excellence          CQ Magazine     Includes 160 m Endorsement
    1992       Rag Chewers' Club                ARRL
    1995-01-28 160 m Annual WAC                 LBPRS           #24
    1995-08-17 Worked All Continents 50 MHz     IARU 
    1996-09-23 DXCC RTTY                        ARRL            #755
    1996-09-23 DXCC Honor Roll (Mixed)          ARRL
    1997-04-17 5 band Worked all States         ARRL            #2647
    1997-09-22 DXCC 160 m                       ARRL            #698
    1999-08-01 VHF/UHF Century Club 50 MHz      ARRL            #1025
    
    2000-09-30 DXCC 15 m                        ARRL
    2000-09-30 DXCC 20 m                        ARRL
    2001-05-21 DXCC 6 m                         ARRL            #336
    2001-05-21 DXCC 17 m                        ARRL
    2002-11-15 DXCC #1 Honor Roll               ARRL            Confirmed all existant DXCC countries--2nd ZS at Top of HR
    2002-11-15 DXCC Challenge 2000              ARRL            2000 current band-countries credited--first ZS
    2002-11-15 DXCC 12 m                        ARRL            First 9 Band DXCC in South Africa
    2002-11-15 DXCC 30 m                        ARRL            First 10 Band DXCC in South Africa
    2011-11-18 Worked All States                ARRL            #55 792  Endorsed 10 m CW, 10 m Phone, 12 m (and 6BWAS)
    2012-06-16 DXCC Challenge 2500              ARRL            2500 current band-countries credited--first ZS
    2012-10-24 DXCC #1 Honor Roll--Phone        ARRL            Confirmed all existant DXCC countries--3rd ZS on Phone
    2012-12-03 USA County Award 1000            CQ Magazine     All CW (first 1000-CW in Africa?)
    2013-01-28 Worked All States Triple Play    ARRL            #803 All states on CW, SSB and RTTY, confirmed via LotW
    2013-02-22 Worked All States                ARRL            Endorsed 17 m (and first 7BWAS in South Africa)
    2013-04-15 Worked All States                ARRL            Endorsed 30 m (and first 8BWAS in South Africa)
    2014-12-31 Centennial QSO Party Award       ARRL            Top Level (15 000 points); second place in South Africa
    2016-08-10 Worked All ZL                    NZART
    

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    International Contest Awards

    1983 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        7 MHz   #1 ZS                      21 266 points
    1983 ARRL 10 m        ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        Mixed   #1 ZS
    1984 ARRL 160 m CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger                #1 ZS
    1984 ARRL DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        28 MHz  #1 ZS
    1984 CQ WPX     CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        3,8 MHz #1 ZS                       2 640 points
    1984 WAE DX     CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger                #1 ZS                      86 904 points
    1984 CQWW DX    Phone ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        3,8 MHz #1 ZS                      10 324 points
    1984 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        SOAB    #1 ZS                   1 624 576 points
    1984 ARRL 10 m        ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        CW      #1 ZS
    1985 CQWW DX    Phone ZS6BPL     Multi-op               M-1     #1 Africa               3 255 282 points
    1985 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        7 MHz   #1 ZS                     296 537 points
    1985 ARRL DX    Phone ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        14 MHz  #1 ZS
    1985 ARRL       10 m  ZS3Z       Chris R. Burger ZS6BCR CW      #1 World
    1986 CQ WPX     CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        21 MHz  #1 Africa                 496 107 points
    1986 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        21 MHz  #3 World                  673 068 points
    1987 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        21 MHz  #1 ZS                     989 820 points
    1988 CQWW DX    Phone ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        21 MHz  #1 ZS                     299 376 points
    1988 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        14 MHz  #1 World                  832 524 points
    1989 CQ WPX     Phone ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        14 MHz  #1 ZS                     259 793 points
    1989 California QSO   ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger                #1 ZS                       2 300 points
    1989 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        SOAB    #1 ZS                   1 080 759 points
    1989 CQWW DX    Phone ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        1,8 MHz #1 ZS                       1 680 points
    
    1990 ARRL DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        3,5 MHz #1 ZS
    1990 CQWW DX    RTTY  ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        21 MHz  #1 ZS                      31 440 points
    1990 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        SOAB    #1 ZS                   1 542 920 points
    1991 ARRL DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        3,5 MHz #1 ZS
    1991 CQ WPX     CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        28 MHz  #1 World                3 621 173 points (new world 28 MHz record)
    1991 CQWW DX    RTTY  ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        28 MHz  #1 World                  307 746 points (new world 28 MHz record)
    1991 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6BCR     Chris R. Burger        28 MHz  #1 World                1 214 499 points
    1992 CQWW DX    RTTY  ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        21 MHz  #1 Africa #2 World        382 630 points (new African record)
    1992 CQWW DX    Phone ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        28 MHz  #2 World                1 805 714 points
    1992 CQWW 160   CW    ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger                #1 ZS                       4 932 points
    1993 CQWW DX    Phone ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        7 MHz   #1 ZS                     387 520 points
    1993 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        SOAB    #1 ZS                   6 924 175 points
    1994 CQWW 160   CW    ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger                #1 ZS                      19 462 points
    1994 ARI DX           ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        Mixed   #1 ZS
    1994 CQWW DX    Phone 3DA0Z      Multi-op               M-M     #2 Africa #10 World    10 465 564 points
    1994 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        SOAB    #1 ZS                   5 322 790 points
    1995 CQWW 160   CW    ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger                #1 ZS #2 Africa            24 640 points
    1995 CQWW DX    RTTY  ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        7 MHz   #1 ZS                      86 982 points 
    1995 CQWW DX    Phone ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        21 MHz  #3 World #1 ZS          1 552 250 points
    1996 ARI DX           ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        Phone   #1 ZS
    1996 CQWW DX    RTTY  ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        7 MHz   #1 World                  205 720 points (new world 7 MHz record)
    1996 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        SOAB    #1 ZS                   5 626 962 points
    1996 CQWW DX    Phone ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        7 MHz   #1 ZS                     512 575 points
    1996 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6P       Chris R. Burger ZS6EZ  7 MHz   #1 ZS #2 Africa #3 World  910 784 points
    1999 CQ WPX     Phone ZT6Z       Chris R. Burger ZS6EZ  21 MHz  #1 ZS                   3 639 105 points
    1999 CQ WPX     CW    ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        28 MHz  #1 World                6 700 992 points (new world 28 MHz record)
    1999 IARU HF    HQ    ZT6Z       Chris R. Burger ZS6EZ  HQ      1000 QSOs 50 Mults
    1999 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        28 MHz  #1 Africa #2 World      2 102 496 points (new African 28 MHz record)
    1999 CQWW DX    Phone IH9P       Multi-op               M-M     #10 World              32 535 454 points
    
    2000 CQWW DX    RTTY  ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        28 MHz  #1 World                  692 346 points (new world single band record)
    2000 CQWW DX    Phone ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        28 MHz  #1 Africa #2 World      2 734 464 points
    2000 CQWW DX    CW    ZS6EZ      Chris R. Burger        28 MHz  #1 World                2 017 800 points
    2000 ARRL 10 m  Mixed ZS6Z       Koji N. Tahara JM1CAX          #1 World            ca. 3 000 000 points (new world record)
    2002 CQWW DX    Phone ZS6Z       Koji N. Tahara JM1CAX  14 MHz  #1 ZS #2 Af #6 World    1 079 760 points
    2008 CQWW DX    Phone ZS9X       Multi-op               M-2     #1 ZS #9 World          8 252 200 points
    
    2015 IARU HF    Mixed AA4HP      Multi-op               M-1     #1 SE Region #4 USA #6 NA 865 904 points
    2015 CQWW DX    CW    PJ2T       Multi-op               M-M     #1 SA #3 World         29 085 034 points
    

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    International Contest Trophies

    1984  CQ World Wide DX Contest    CW    ZS6BCR Africa Single Operator All Band (1 624 576) Gordon Marshall W6RR Award
    1988  CQ World Wide DX Contest    CW    ZS6BCR World 14 MHz (832 524)                      W2JT Memorial Award (Donated by NJDXA)
    1991  CQ/DJ World Wide DX Contest RTTY  ZS6BCR World 28 MHz (307 746)                      Barbara SP2FF and Chris SP2UUU Ulatowski Award
    1991  CQ World Wide DX Contest    CW    ZS6BCR World 28 MHz (1 214 499)                    Joel Chalmers KG6DX Award
    1993  CQ/DJ World Wide DX Contest RTTY  ZS6EZ  World 28 MHz (121 264)                      Contest Committee Award
    1994  CQ World Wide DX Contest    CW    ZS6EZ  Africa Single Operator All Band (5 322 790) Gordon Marshall W6RR Award
    1996  CQ/DJ World Wide DX Contest RTTY  ZS6EZ  World 7 MHz (205 720--new world record)     Tri-County DX Association Award
    1999  World All Europe DX Contest CW    ZS6Z   Africa All Band
    2000  CQ/DJ World Wide DX Contest RTTY  ZS6EZ  World 28 MHz (692 346--new world record)    N1JJ Johnson Joules Contest Club Award
    2000  CQ World Wide DX Contest    CW    ZS6EZ  World 28 MHz (2 017 800)                    Joel Chalmers KG6DX Award
    

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    World Radiosport Team Championships participation

    1996  San Francisco, USA  Captain of Wildcard Team W6O (with Jan van Niekerk ZS6NW)
    2000  Slovenia            Captain of Team Africa S572L (with Bernie van der Walt ZS4TX)
    2002  Finland             Captain of Team Africa OJ1W (with Bernie van der Walt ZS4TX)
    2014  New England, USA    Referee for Team K1S (W2SC, N2NL)
    

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    Notes

  • I never received the paperwork for the Araucaria DX Group Award of Merit, and saw my name in a list published in 2002. It was a pleasant surprise, as only a few dozen of these awards had been issued world wide, and I was in pretty select company! I then asked the Group for a copy, and they forwarded me a copy of the original certificate for my collection.
  • The Amateurs Anonymous certificate was printed in conjunction with a light-hearted article in QST several decades before. I happened to be negotiation with Jack about NCDXF sponsorships, and he sent me one of the original certificates.
  • The USA County Award was the first in South Africa and the third in Africa. A note from the Awards Manager, Dorothy Johnson WB9RCY, indicated that 9X5VA held number 972 and 7X4MD number 1285, both at the 500 level. The 1000 level appears to be a first in Africa, although I have not been able to verify that fact.
  • The 2000 CQWW RTTY score was a new single-band record, not only for 28 MHz. I always intended to get around to writing an article about the techniques used in this victory. Although everything was done by hand, using a paper log and a dumb terminal, the tricks should make interesting reading for software authors! I finally found the time in 2012, when the article was published in NCJ. Although I never received a single direct response to the article, I have been told that it generated some animated discussion behind the scenes...

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