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Author Topic: Diamond Award Received  (Read 1072 times)
NU1O
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« on: January 29, 2013, 11:03:16 AM »

Today's mail brought my Diamond DXCC Challenge award. It's a simple certificate but will serve as a nice reminder.  Total countries worked are not listed.  I gather since the award was for working 100 entities it doesn't matter if one worked 100, 150, or 215. I'm not sure the ham who worked 215 will appreciate getting the same recognition as someone who worked 100 but that's how it is. For this award, anyway, we are all equal in the eyes of the ARRL.

I stuck it in the drawer with my DXCC and WAS awards. Someday I will make it to Michael's and buy the proper frames.

73,

Chris/NU1O



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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 11:06:58 AM »

Chris:

I thought I had seen somewhere on the ARRL website that acheivement stickers (Much like the DXCC type) would be issued at some point in time.

73 De Mike
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NU1O
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 11:35:35 AM »

Chris:

I thought I had seen somewhere on the ARRL website that acheivement stickers (Much like the DXCC type) would be issued at some point in time.

73 De Mike
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For an extra $5 or $10?  This will suffice.  I know how many countries I worked and that's all I really need for this kind of award.

Thanks for the info, though. I'm sure some will want those stickers.

73,

Chris/NU1O

Addendum:  I just picked up the package to put it with my other awards and a little envelope fell to the floor.  There are three endorsements for 125, 150, and 175. I worked 191.  I'm glad it was included and award holders were not required to pay extra.
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AD9DX
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 11:50:28 AM »

I got mine months ago when I applied. It is ice but I thought the endorsements were only a few extra bucks. 
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NU1O
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 12:19:23 PM »

I got mine months ago when I applied. It is ice but I thought the endorsements were only a few extra bucks. 

Do you store your awards in the freezer?  Wink

I do not believe I paid any extra for endorsements. I'm fairly certain I paid the basic fee and that was all.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 12:58:36 PM »

Chris:

I just found this on the ARRL website. It does not indicate any costs if any, involved.

We will accept applications for the award and endorsements throughout 2013.  In the end of January we will send all the final endorsement stickers to everyone on the list who earned them, and for whom we have not already included the stickers with the certificate. 

73 De Mike
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 01:33:03 PM »

Mine came a few days ago.
The certificate included an endorsement sticker in a small
manilla envelope. Identical to the way the league sends endorsements
for DXCC.
Mine was for 125 entities.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 08:02:41 PM »

Nicely done to all who achieved this!
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VK3HJ
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 11:25:55 PM »

DDXCC was a great initiative, and a lot of fun chasing. It was another great lesson in geography and history, as is DX-ing generally.
I didn't quite make 200, but nearly did! Funny how some of the nearer prefixes weren't worked, but others like Panama Canal Zone and Goa popped up regularly.
It is a handsome certificate, but I don't have the wall space to frame and display all the DXCC programme awards, so it goes in the display folder with the others.
I'll make room for the 5BDXCC plaque that arrived today, however!
73 and keep on having fun,
Luke VK3HJ
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W1VT
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 03:50:38 AM »

Congratulations on 5BDXCC Luke!

I'm working it myself--now up to 80/53 on 80M.  Just worked VK3IO for my 3rd VK station, so I've now worked VK2, VK3, and VK4--I think I now can say my 80M wire vertical works pretty good with 100 watts.   Grin

I was quite amazed that I was able to get 202 on the Diamond, despite a late start and having to learn how to DX again after very long layoff.  

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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 01:45:42 PM »

I got my certificate a few months ago. As I understood it they would mail out the endorsement stickers sometime near or in February. I was able to contact 150 dxcc entities, just made the last one with 2 or 3 days to spare!
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