Montreal Amateur Radio Club

 

MARC Awards program

Awards and Merits

Merits Hall of Fame

  Requirements:

To participate in the MARC awards program, you need to be a club member.
If you are not yet a member, why don't you join us?
An online membership form is here. You also need a valid amateur radio operating licence.

The program runs from January 1st to December 31st each year, and resets (except for perpetual awards) on January 1st.

Contacts must be made during the year of each program. You cannot use contacts made from a previous year, or use current contacts for the following year's program.

The same contacts may be used to apply for different merits, except for the medals. See below.

Logs or plain text QSO list need to be sent by E-Mail to awards@marc.ca with subject line your callsign and the merit or award you are applying for. Ex. VE2ARC, Bronze



Perpetual awards

 These merits once awarded, are valid forever.

Bronze medal

  • 30 QSOs 100w or less in 3 major contests (ARRL, CQ, more TBD)
  • or if QRP used, 10 QSOs in 3 major contests (ARRL, CQ, more TBD)
or
  • 30 QSOs 100w or less (non-contest QSO) in 15 different DXCC entities
  • or if QRP used, 15 QSOs (non-contest QSO) in 12 different DXCC entities

Silver medal

The QSOs valid for this medal must be made after the awarding of the previous medal.
  • 35 QSOs 100w or less in 6 major contests (ARRL, CQ, more TBD)
  • or if QRP used, 15 QSOs in 6 major contests (ARRL, CQ, more TBD)
or
  • 35 QSOs 100w or less (non-contest QSO) in 25 different DXCC entities
  • or if QRP used, 25 QSOs (non-contest QSO) in 20 different DXCC entities

Gold medal

The QSOs valid for this medal must be made after the awarding of the previous medal.
  • 40 QSOs 100w or less in 8 major contests (ARRL, CQ, more TBD) on 3 continents (total)
  • or if QRP used, 20 QSOs in 8 major contests (ARRL, CQ, more TBD) on 3 continents (total)
or
  • 40 QSOs 100w or less (non-contest QSO) in 35 different DXCC entities on 4 continents
  • or if QRP used, 35 QSOs (non-contest QSO) in 30 different DXCC entities on 4 continents

Platinum medal

TBD

Contacts can be submitted in either Cabrillo format (if contest submission) or in plain text format.
  Here is an example of the plain text format to use.

Please note: You can use either method, but not both for the same medal.
Use either contest logs or non-contest QSO for each individual medal.
You can of course use a different method for each medal, E.I. Contest logs for Bronze, and non-contest QSOs for Silver, etc.
QSOs used for a medal cannot be used for subsequent medals.
Ex. Bronze medal awarded June 5th, valid QSOs for Silver medal must be made after June 5th.



Other Perpetual awards

Contest and non-contest QSOs can be used for the following merits:

Canada-Wide (all 14 sections)

At least 1 two-way contact 100w or less made with each of the 14 Canadian sections:
VE1-NS, VE2-QC, VE3-ON, VE4-MB, VE5-SK, VE6-AB, VE7-BC, VE8-NT, VE9-NB, VY0-NU, VY1-YT, VY2-PE, VO1-NL, VO2-NL.
Any mode or band.

Worked All Zones

CQ Zone merits are awarded in increments of 5 zones, 8 merits in all:
CQ5, CQ10, CQ15, CQ20, CQ25, CQ30, CQ35, and CQ40.
Any mode or band. One two-way contact per CQ Zone.

  Here is an example of the plain text format to submit CQ Zone QSOs.

Islands on the Air

There are 6 IOTA merits:
IOTA10, IOTA20, IOTA40, IOTA60, IOTA80, and IOTA100.
Any mode or band. One two-way contact per valid IOTA island activation.

  Here is an example of the plain text format to submit IOTA QSOs.



Annual awards

Winter Field Day

Having participated in the Winter Field Day event, and made at least 20 contacts.

ARRL Field Day

Having participated in the ARRL Field Day event, and made at least 20 contacts.

RAC Canada Day

Having participated in the RAC Canada Day contest, and made at least 20 contacts.

RAC Winter

Having participated in the RAC Winter contest, and made at least 20 contacts.

Other merits to be added soon

  For more information, please contact us via e-mail at awards@marc.ca


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