ARCTOWSKI Antarctic Award
The AAA is issued under the auspices of Polish Accademy of Sciences, Department of Antarctic Biology in Warsaw. The President of Polish Amateur Radio Union is the Patron of this Award.
1. The award is available to OMs and SWLs ho can make evidence to have make 2 way contacts (or SWL reports) with stations HFØPOL, HFØAPAS and others, operating from ARCTOWSKI POLISH ANTARCTIC STATION on King George Island in Antarctica, or with operators active from different National Antarctic Stations. Special event stations such as HF….POL and HF….APAS, will also count.
2. There is no limit of dates, so any contacts any year will be valid.
3. The applicants should collected 15 points according to the following criteria:
a. QSO with HFØPOL, HFØAPAS and other callsigns operating from ARCTOWSKI Station, count 10 points
b. QSO with any other operators, working from other Nation’s Bases in Antarctica , count 5 points.
c. QSO with Special Event Stations HF….POL, HF….APAS, also count 5 points.
d. One QSO with HFØPOL or HFØAPAS; HF….POL or HF….APAS is obligatory.
e. Repeated/Duplicated QSO/SWL are not allowed.
4. The application (GCR list or QSL card photocopy/scan copy for HFØPOL, HFØAPAS and other Antarctic stations are mandatory) are accepted in any form and should be sent to the following postal address:
42-460 Mierzecice, Poland
or by email: bonaterra _at_ interia.pl
5. Award is free of charge, but the applicants have to send sufficient postage to cover the Mail costs, such as: 4 Euro or 5USD or 5 new valid IRCs. For SP 10 PLN.
ARCTOWSKI Antarctic Award Honor Roll
Fully hand-made, ceramic plates performed in Ceramika Dobkow Studio.
The HONOR ROLL plates are for those who show the required two-ways contacts as follow:
1. ten (10) QSOs with three or more different callsign and operators worked from POLISH ARCTOWSKI STATION,
2. only two QSO’s on one band for one callsign and one operator even if made in different dates,
3. copy of the original QSL cards signed by two local Hams have to be sent along with an application.
4. the HONOR ROLL plates are free of charge, but the applicants must have applied and already received the ARCTOWSKI Antarctic Award. Applicants have to send sufficient postage to cover the Mail and package shipping costs.
Postal cost for shipping are different from Standard or Priority at the choice of applicants.
Standard package (NO PRIORITY): EU-5 euro, NA & ASIA-23 USD, SA-25 USD
PRIORITY package: EU-20 euro, NA & ASIA-35 USD, SA-38 USD.