THE MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO AWARDS CLUB, INC.


AWARDS INFORMATION PACKET 8/10/01

GENERAL INFORMATION

  

REGULAR MEMBERS

Regular members of MARAC are issued numbered membership cards. They may use the letters `MARAC R' followed by their own issued number on their QSL cards. This counts two points for anyone working for the Associate Membership Award. If you are a regular or charter member and have the Associate Award, use the Regular or Charter membership number on your QSL cards.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

(Revised 11/12/00)

All MARAC awards are available to any licensed amateur radio operator anywhere in the world.

You may be operating any combination of mobile, portable, or fixed to qualify for MARAC awards.

 

Awards to hams are made for valid two-way radio contacts with other amateurs. Only direct signal report exchanges constitute valid contacts. Reports using other than numerical signal reports (such as "bang, bang rifle shot") are not considered valid contacts.

 

Contacts made with teams are valid for the MARAC Team Award. Valid team contacts require that both operators acknowledge and return a signal report, and both amateur call signs must be logged.

 

Except for the USA Counties Award, contacts used in applying for MARAC awards do not have to be confirmed by QSL cards or Mobile Reply Cards. Contacts for the USA Counties Award must be confirmed by QSL or Mobile Reply Card. Do not submit cards with your award application. They will be requested if needed for verification. Awards will be issued with a 'N' suffix to the Award Number for those awards that are issued for non-confirmed contacts. For most awards, using data from your log will be acceptable.

 

The official list of counties to be used in certifying all applications is the actual counties in existence on the date that the award application is received by MARAC, as determined by the MARAC Board of Directors.

 

SWLs

 

Some MARAC awards are also available to Short Wave Listeners (SWL's) on a heard basis, as noted in the individual award. An SWL may apply for these awards following the same guidelines for logs and costs as stated in the award.

 

Effective July 1, 2000, the Award Manager will issue separate numbers for SWLs starting with 1. This will be done so as not to detract from the achievements of licensed operators. The Award manager will maintain a records) in the MARAC Data Base as follows:

SWLxYYY

Wherein x is the call area and YYY are the initials.

When the award is issued, it will contain SWL-123 as the certificate number. Where 123 is the next sequential SWL number.

DEFINITION of MOBILE OPERATIONS

For purposes of applying for MARAC awards, "mobile" means operating in or on a movable vehicle, independent of all commercial power sources, and able to travel at any time without having to disconnect any wiring or change any antennas in order to move to another location.

DATES

The award date for any MARAC Award is the date that the application is processed by the Awards Manager[DS4] , except that the date engraved on the LC-2 plaque will be the actual date of the last contact.

FEES

 

The fees charged by MARAC for the cost of  issuing awards are listed within each award section. The member/non-member status for each fee refers to the person sending or applying for the award, not the recipient.

All fees submitted to the Awards Manager must be in the form of a check or money order in US funds payable to the order of "MARAC Awards". Do NOT make the check or money order payable to the Awards Manager personally. DO NOT SEND CASH! It will be returned!

NOTE: MARAC awards are issued free to blind applicants who are applying for themselves. This also applies to physically disabled persons who do not have sufficient income to support themselves and who request assistance in writing from MARAC.

ENDORSEMENTS

Any MARAC basic award may be endorsed as "Worked all on a single band" or  "Worked all using a single mode". No other endorsements are available except as stated in an individual award description.

RECORDS

Computer and manual records are kept by the Awards Manager as needed for future use. In the case of awards issued to teams, the records are kept in alphabetic sequence by "suffix" only. For pyramided awards such as the Last County, Category 3 award, the basis for the award for teams will be previous awards received as teams.

 

Definition - County Line

(As Defined by: Sonny - W5VDW)

(Added 11/12/00)

A county-line is that legally defined boundary separating two geographic and/or administrative regions. The best evidence of the location of a county-line is the marker permanently placed beside a highway. The marker will be assumed to be correctly placed for county-hunting purposes, except for those at wet lines.

Other devices may be found on secondary roadways, such as, a cattle gates/cattle guards, or a monument placed in the fence line. Frequently, too, changes in the composition of the roadway surface are an indication of county boundaries. For county hunting purposes, when no other means of identifying a county line is available, these markers may be used.

With the degradation of GPS having been turned off on 1 May 2000, GPS may be useful as an aid in locating county-lines. While the accuracy of GPS is now a nominal +/- 20 meters, it may be relied upon only when other markers and evidence are not apparent.

A county-line may be run with credit being given for both counties. A part of the vehicle must be in each of the counties. Thus, a county-line may not be credited if the mobile is in motion.

A county-line may be "wet"; that is, a watercourse (river, lake, water reservoir, creek, brook, or stream) may cover the legally described boundary. A wet line may be run for county-hunting credit as long as the County Line can be located as described above and can be run SAFELY.

Three and four county lines may not be run simultaneously for county-hunting credit.

 

Mobile operators are reminded that the integrity of all parties concerned is at stake. If one is engaged in a specific goal, for example, USA-CA or working all county-lines, and contact is made knowingly to be in error both parties may suffer accusations of dishonesty.

"KEEP IT HONEST - MAKE IT FUN!"

 

APPLICATION FORMS

 

Each MARAC Award has an official application form. You must use the specific application form provided by MARAC even if you applying for the award on-line via the Internet or sending computer printouts or disks. For copies of application forms, send your request (along with a SASE) to the Awards Manager or use the forms provided on the MARAC website.

Use the official application forms provided by the Awards Manager (Forms may be also be available in booklets from the B&B Shop) for the Last County Award, Category 1, 2 & 3. You must use forms dated 1992 or later.  When requesting application forms, please use a #10 (business size) SASE. If you are requesting more than 4 pages (such as the Cliff Corne Jr. Award, Jack Scroggins Award, or the Awards Information packet), please affix TWO units of postage. If there is more than enough postage, the Awards Manager will fill the extra "weight" with LC-1 slips.

 

Do NOT use photocopies or hand-written copies of the Last County Award, LC-1, LC-2 or LC-3 application forms. However, you may make copies of any other application form and save the original for future applications or updates. Please use a #10 business size envelope or larger for mailing the Last County application forms. Receiving them unfolded will make it easier to use the LC applications printer.

 

COMPUTER PRINTOUTS AND DISKS

The use of computer printouts or floppy disks is acceptable for award applications where multiple contact data is required to be listed. The printouts must be in 8" X 11" format with the printout separated and stapled together with the cover application sheet. The printout must list only the required data. Do not list county names where no contact has been made. Computer disks in ASCII "text" format are acceptable, but if you want your disks returned, include SASE with proper return postage.  A properly formatted text  file attached to an email message is also acceptable. The email message must contain the information requested on the Award Application Form. The use of specific application forms is required as a cover sheet along with the computer printout or computer disk.

 

REPLACEMENT CERTIFICATES

Replacement certificates will be available if you provide the required information and send it along with the basic award fee for that certificate.

 

PROCESSING TIME

Allow six to eight weeks for receipt of plaques. Plaque orders are normally processed in groups when several plaque requests have been received.

 

THE AWARDS PROGRAM

The MARAC Awards Program attempts to further the goals of effective mobile amateur radio operation, and awards are offered as an incentive to promote effective and efficient mobile operation. If you believe that an additional award to or a modification to the program is needed, please write to the Awards Committee member in your district or your MARAC District Director.

 

1. Give a brief description of your idea.


2. Describe any benefits or negative impact this idea will have.


3. Detail completely the changes suggested or provide all of the proposed rules for new award.


4. Suggest a formal name for a new award.


5. Secure permission of other MARAC members involved specifically with a new award (if any).


6. Estimate the projected expenditures needed to implement any change including, but not limited to, proposed guideline changes, certificate changes, and any other implementation costs.


7. Provide a sketch of artwork required for this idea.

 

AWARDS COMMITTEE

(Revised 2/15/02)

 

The Awards Committee is established by the MARAC Board of Directors to act as an advisory committee to the Board of Directors on new and revised awards and to assist the Awards Manager in making recommendations on awards and MARAC policy on awards.

 

The Awards Manager shall act as chairperson of the Awards Committee and will determine the priorities and process for review of suggestions by the Committee.  The Awards Committee shall make written recommendations to the MARAC Board of Directors through the Awards Manager.  The Board of Directors must approve all new awards or modifications to existing awards.

 

The Awards Committee shall include one or more MARAC members from each of the six districts. Members shall be selected by the Awards Manager in consultation with the District Directors. Each Member shall serve the on the Committee for a term of one year and may be re-appointed for additional terms by the Awards Manager.  The Awards Manager may remove any member of the Committee at any time.

Each member of the Committee must meet the following qualifications to serve on the Committee:

1.        The member must remain an active member in good standing of MARAC;

2.        The member must have and maintain access to email on the Internet;

3.        The member must become familiar with existing MARAC awards; and

4.        The member must actively participate in the activities of the Committee and provide input on recommendations for new and revised awards when requested by the Awards Manager.

 

When selecting members for the Committee, the Awards Manager will give special consideration to relevant skills and experience, including:

1.        Writing or editing,

2.        Certificate or plaque design, and

3.        Other qualifications related to the work of the Committee.

 

The Awards Committee shall review suggestions for new MARAC awards or revisions to existing MARAC awards that are submitted to the Awards Manager by members of MARAC or referred to the Committee by the MARAC Board of Directors through the Awards ManagerMembers of the Committee may originate suggestions for new or revised awards like any other member of MARAC by submitting the suggestion in writing to the Awards Manager.

Award Procedure

1.        All new awards and award revisions must be submitted to the Awards Manager.

2.        Upon receipt of the revision/new award, the Awards Manager shall distribute the suggestion to the Awards Committee.

3.        All Award Committee members are expected to review and pass along their comments within the time frame as stated by the Awards Manager.

4.        The Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any new award.

5.        The Awards Manager reserves the right to override any decision of the Awards Committee.

6.        All new awards and award revisions must be approved by the MARAC Board of Directors.

Member Qualifications

5.        The candidate must be an active MARAC member.

6.        The candidate must be approved by his/her district director.

7.        The candidate must have Internet access.

8.        All candidates are expected to familiarize themselves with the existing awards.

9.        Skills in writing and/or certificate/plaque design will be given special consideration.

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

ASSOCIATE AWARD

This award certificate is issued for contacts with Charter (3 points), Regular (2 points), or Associate (1 point) members for a total of 100 points. A single contact with the Club Station, WBDPD, is allowed for credit (5 points). If the member worked has a Charter or Regular number plus an Associate number, only the Charter or Regular number can be used for point credit. MARAC Red, Blue, or Gold seals are awarded for 250, 500, or 1000 points respectively. Recipients of this award may use the letters MARAC A followed by the issued number on their QSL cards. This would count for 1 point for any other amateur or SWL working for the Associate Award. Use only the application form provided by the Awards Manager.

 

Fees:

Member

Non- Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Upgrade Seals

$2

$7

 

NOTE: The recipient of the Associate Award will be carried on the membership rolls of MARAC by the Secretary as an Associate Member. The membership number will be the same as the award number. Use the A number only if you do not hold the Charter or Regular number.

 

Application Procedure:

1. List stations worked, MARAC #, the date worked, and points earned.


2. Total the points at the bottom of each page submitted.


3. If a station has a Charter or Regular membership number plus an Associate number use only the Charter or Regular number for point credit.

BEST NET CONTROL and BEST MOBILE OF THE YEAR AWARDS

 

A MARAC Special Plaque is issued each year to the "Best Net Control" and "Best Mobile" in each of two categories: SSB and CW. Selection will be by quarterly mail ballot of current MARAC members. Winner announcements will be at the annual convention. The same amateur may win either award more than once. There is no fee for this award.

 

The annual Best Net Control - CW award will be known as the Paul Edmonds W8RYP Memorial Award.  Paul was an active Net Control on the early CW county hunting nets, especially on 40 meters.

 

The annual Best Mobile - CW award will be known as the Mike Mutnick KV0E Memorial Award.  Mike was a two-time winner of the CW Mobile of the Year Award and was tragically murdered by hitchhikers while on a mobile trip in New Mexico in 1984.

 

 

Second and Third place winners will receive an appropriate certificate.

 

MARAC Big Rig Award

(Added 2/14/02)

 The MARAC Big Rig Award is issued for making contacts with mobile amateur radio operators who are operating or riding in big rigs in multiple USA Counties.

For purposes of this award, a Big Rig (sometimes referred to as a Semi or 18-wheeler) is a large truck consisting of a tractor unit that is capable of pulling a cargo trailer and is being driven by an operator holding a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) rated for the rig being operated (for a rig rated at 26001 GVW or more). To qualify as a Big Rig, the tractor must have at least 10 wheels with tires touching the ground. If a trailer is attached, the trailer may be either loaded or unloaded.  The definition of Big Rig does not include RVs, dump trucks, 5th-wheels, buses, or panel/delivery trucks.  The award is issued for multiple levels:

LEVEL 1            500 Counties

Certificate

LEVEL 2          1000 Counties

Red Seal

LEVEL 3          1500 Counties

Blue Seal

LEVEL 4          2000 Counties

Gold Seal

LEVEL 5          2500 Counties

Plaque

LEVEL 6          2600 Counties

Endorsement Plate

LEVEL 7          2700 Counties

Endorsement Plate

LEVEL 8          2800 Counties

Endorsement Plate

LEVEL 9          2900 Counties

Endorsement Plate

LEVEL 10        3000 Counties

Endorsement Plate

LEVEL 11        3065+ Counties

Endorsement Plate

 

Qualifying contacts submitted for other MARAC awards may also be used for this award.

Each application must contain a listing of contacts showing dates and the calls worked. Each award may be endorsed for single band or single mode (or both) if the listing includes the band or mode (or both) for each logged contact.

Contacts used for this award may be confirmed or non-confirmed.

Fees:

Member

Non- Member

Certificate and Seals for LEVELS 1 - 4

$2

$7

LEVEL 5 Plaque (Includes Certificate and Seals)

$40

$55

LEVEL 6-11 (Each Endorsement Plate)

$5

$7

 

Application Procedure

The official MARAC Big Rig application form may be obtained from the MARAC Awards Manager. Fill in all requested information and submit the application with the logs (contact listing) and the appropriate fee.

 

BINGO, BINGO II etc. See MASTER COUNTY HUNTER AWARD

 

CLIFF CORNE, JR. (K9EAB) MEMORIAL AWARD

 

This award certificate is issued by MARAC in memory of Cliff Corne, Jr., K9EAB, who was the first amateur radio operator to work other amateur radio operators in all USA Counties for the USA-CA Award. It is awarded for making contacts with at least 100 holders of the CQ Magazine USA-CA Award or the MARAC USA Counties Award. Red, Blue, or Gold seals are awarded for making contacts with 250, 500, 750, or 1000 holders respectively. Only contacts made after the date that the USA-CA Award or MARAC USA Counties Award was issued to the holder will be counted as eligible contacts. Log data is required with the award application.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Upgrade Seals

$2

$7

 

Application Procedure:

 

1. List in numerical order by the logged Award number starting with the lowest number. Include the Call, USA-CA or All Counties number and the date worked.

 

2. Endorsements must be requested on the original award application. List Band/Mode for endorsements.


3. Use the application form provided by the Awards Manager.

CONTEST AWARD

This award certificate is issued to participants in MARAC sponsored contests. All contests will be organized and chaired by the Contest Manager. Each Contest Manager will determine individual contest rules and provide the input to the Awards Manager for certificate and plaque awarding. Typically the certificates will be issued in two categories: Mobile, and Fixed. The Awards Manager issues a certificate to the Highest Scoring Mobile Station in each state operating mobile from three or more counties with a minimum of ten QSO's in at least each of three counties. A certificate is issued to the Highest Scoring Fixed station in each state, province, or DX country when that stations total score exceeds 1000 points. A certificate is issued to the four highest scoring Mobile and Fixed Stations in North America. Additionally, the MARAC Mobile Plaque is awarded to the two highest scoring Mobiles, to the two highest scoring fixed stations in North America, and to the highest scoring station in all DX countries that meet the certificate requirements..

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$0

$0

MARAC Mobile Plaque

$0

$0

 

COUNTY HUNTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is issued once each year in the form of a County Hunter of the Year Plaque to a deserving licensed radio amateur and current MARAC member in two categories, CW and SSB. Nominees not winning will receive a certificate. The recipient will be selected from nominations received by District Directors  and cannot be a previous recipient of the award. Nominees should be considered for their activities in each of the following areas on an on-going basis primarily during the past year:

 

1. Overall quality of operation while mobile.


2. Overall quality and quantity of operation as a Net Control Station (NCS) or assistant NCS.


3. Participation in the activities and support of MARAC.


4. Other work performed in support of county hunting.


5. Technical proficiency in design or usage or implementation of enhancements to mobile operation or county hunting net operations. Overall amateur radio general support in a manner consistent with good operation and advancement of the hobby.

 

Nominations must be received by the District Director not later than the end of the fourth month preceding the annual convention or by the deadline announced in the Road Runner. The District Director will select one nominee from both CW and SSB and forward that selection with the reasons for the selection to the Awards Manager by the middle of the next month. If more than three nominations are received for either category, the Awards Committee will select three nominees for each category for the ballot using the previously stated criteria. If less than three nominations are received, the Awards Committee may name other nominees to bring the level up to three nominees for the ballot.  Actual selection of the County Hunter of the Year will be by mail ballot sent with one of the pre-convention newsletters.

 

The annual CW County Hunter of the Year Award will be known as the Ed Sanders WA6VJP Memorial Award.  Ed was a seven-time winner of the annual Best Net Control - CW Award as well as a winner of the CW County Hunter of the Year Award.  There was no doubt Ed had one of the best "fists" in America and had also worked all counties on CW five times.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$0

$0

 

 

Nominating Procedure:

 

1.List in order why your nominee meets each of the award criteria as listed.


2. Specify how your nominee has performed over time for each of the listed criteria.


3. Submit your written nomination to your District Director.

CUSTODIAN'S AWARD

Once each year, the Awards Manager may select from the membership at large, one or more members who are most deserving of special recognition. These members will be presented with the Custodian's Award Plaque at the annual meeting. The criteria for this award are solely within the discretion of the Awards Manager, but input may be obtained from any county hunter. The intent of this award will be to recognize those persons that are most supportive of the goals, objectives. and needs of the Awards Manager.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Custodians Award Plaque

$0

$0

 

DX MOBILE AWARD

This award certificate is issued for making contacts with at least 25 DX countries while operating mobile. MARAC Red, Blue, or Gold seals are issued for working 50, 75, or 100 countries respectively. A special MARAC plaque is available for making contacts with 100 or more countries. The current ARRL DXCC countries list in effect at the time the application is received by MARAC will be used for validation. The DX stations contacted can be any combination of fixed, mobile, or portable. Contacts must be with countries other than the country you are operating from. You must be mobile at the time of contact to count the contact used in applying for this award. Aeronautical or maritime mobile must be within the territory limits of the country being given out. The Special Plaque fee includes the Certificate if the initial application is for 100 or more countries.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Upgrade Seals

$2

$7

Special MARAC Plaque

$40

$50

 

Application Procedure:

1. Use application form provided by Awards Manager. List contacts alphabetically by countries giving call, band, and date worked.

2. Log data on the application form is sufficient unless specific contact information is requested for verification.

 

EXCELLENT OPERATOR AWARD

The MARAC Mobile Plaque, appropriately engraved will be issued to any amateur radio operator for excellent performance in three categories: Mobile Operations, Net Control Operations, and Assistant Net Control Operations. Nominations must be by three separate current MARAC members and will be subject to review by the Awards Committee. Please include only one nominee and only one signature per letter.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

MARAC Mobile Plaque

$0

$0

 

FIVE BAND COUNTIES AWARD

This MARAC award is issued for making contacts with amateur radio stations in U.S. Counties on the 80/75, 40, 20, 15 and 10-meter bands. It is available to SWL's on a heard basis. Contacts made under any call or from any  QTH, and any time frame may be used. Unless otherwise stated, all USA-CA rules apply. Contacts made from within the same vehicle are not admissible.  This award does not require confirmed contacts, so log data only is required. The basic certificate is issued for working 1500 counties on any one band. The MARAC Gold seal plus MARAC Special Plaque are awarded for working ALL counties on each band. Green ribbons issued for 75, Purple for 40, MARAC Red for 20, Blue for 15, and White for 10 meters. Additional endorsements are available for working 1500 and ALL Counties on each additional band. The MARAC FBCA Trophy will be presented at an MARAC Annual convention for working all counties on all five bands. The recipient will permanently retain the trophy. All FBCA awards are sequentially numbered. Each band/mode endorsement will be numbered. Mode endorsements are limited to SSB, CW, or MIXED modes. A mobile endorsement can be made for any band.

 

Application Procedure:

1. Use the official application form provided by Awards Manager. Submit data for worked contacts using any of the currently available record books or a computer printout. Use a separate book or printout for each band.

2. List counties alphabetically within state showing Call worked, Date, Band, and Mode of contact.

3. Submit with application form and appropriate fees.

4. Send the original book (log) or new book (log) as appropriate with the original award certificate to the MARAC Awards Manager for subsequent endorsements.

5. Computer printouts or hand written documents are acceptable as long as they contain the required information.

6. The record book or log may be returned to the applicant after the Awards Manager's review if return postage is sent with the application. The Awards Manager will retain the application and endorsement.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$10

$25

Upgrade/Endorsement (Requires return of the Certificate)

$2

$7

Special Mobile Plaque (Required for Completing Each Band)

$40

$55

FBCA Trophy (If Applicant has Received Five Special Plaques)

$0

$0

 

MARAC Five Stars Award

(Revised 6/1/00)

 

The MARAC Five Stars Award is for making contacts in all USA counties with USA-CA holders and MARAC multiple-time Worked All USA Counties awards holders. A Certificate and an appropriately engraved MARAC Special Plaque will be issued. This award is available to SWL's on a heard basis.

For purposes of this award, each time an amateur radio operator works all USA counties and receives one of the awards from CQ, MARAC, or other award source for this achievement, he or she earns a "star." The MARAC Five Stars Award is given for working a total of five "stars" in each USA county. There are no wild cards for this award, but contacts with amateur operators who have worked all USA counties more than once earn multiple stars. Stars are assigned as follows:

1 Star CQ All Counties Award (USA-CA) or the MARAC USA Counties Award.

2 Stars MARAC Worked All USA Counties Second Time Award.

3 Stars MARAC Worked All USA Counties Third Time Award or Mobile QSL Bureau Third Time Around Award.

4 Stars MARAC Worked All USA Counties Fourth Time Award, B&B Shop Fourth Time Around Award, or other 4th time award.

5 Stars MARAC Worked All USA Counties Fifth Time Award, B&B Shop V Award, or other 5th time award. Higher awards in the series (such as the B&B Shop Nth Time Award or the MARAC Worked All USA Counties Sixth Time Award) also count as "5 stars" for this award.

Therefore (for example), if you work 5 different USA-CA holders in the same county, you have earned five "stars" and have completed all the needed stars in that county. If you contact someone who holds the MARAC Worked All USA Counties Fifth Time Award, that contact is worth 5 "stars," and you have completed the county with only one contact!

You can only count a contact with each "star" one time per county. However, if you contact an operator who has earned one or more ADDITIONAL stars after the date of your original contact, you can make an additional contact in the same county and add the additional "stars" to your log. In no case, however, can you claim more "star" credits for a call sign in your log than the total number of stars actually held by the operator at the time of your last claimed contact in that county. In other words, you cannot claim credit for stars earned by an operator AFTER the date of your last contact unless you make an additional contact with that call sign in the county for which the additional "stars" are claimed.

The total number of counties required for the award is the number of USA counties on the date the award application is received by MARAC, as determined by the MARAC Board of Directors. Contacts for this award may be confirmed or non-confirmed.

Application Procedure:

1.       Use the MARAC Five Stars Award Application Form and any of the currently available record books or a computer printout using a format that shows five (5) contacts for each county.

2.       Fill in all requested information. Applications and logs will not be returned.

3.       For endorsements of mode or band, your listing must show the mode and/or band for all contacts.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

MARAC Special Plaque (Includes Certificate)

$40

$55

 

JACK SCROGGINS (WSJE) MEMORIAL AWARD

This award certificate is issued by MARAC in memory of Jack Scroggins, WSJE, a charter founder of MARAC and the first Awards Chairman of MARAC. It is awarded for making contacts with twenty-five holders of the MARAC Worked All USA Counties Second Time Award. MARAC Red, Blue or Gold seals for working 50, 75, 100, or 150 holders respectively. Only contacts made after the effective date of the MARAC Worked All USA Counties Second Time award will be counted. Use the application form provided by the Awards Manager..

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Upgrade Seals

$2

$7

 

Application Procedure:

1. List in call sequence starting with the 's, including Call, MARAC Second Time number, and the date worked. List Band/Mode for endorsements.

2. Endorsements must be requested on the original award application.

KARL ADKINS (WA6MAR) NET CONTROL AWARD

This award certificate is issued by MARAC in honor of Karl Adkins, WA6MAR, in recognition of his unselfish contribution to the net and his many hours spent as net control. It is issued to any amateur for operating 50 hours as Net Control or Assistant Net Control of any of the county hunter nets. Certificates will be endorsed for additional hours of 100, 250, 500, 750 hours controlling or assisting as net control respectively. A MARAC Special Plaque is awarded for 1000 hours as Net Control or Assistant Net Control. Bars will be awarded for the Special Plaque for increments of 2000, 3000, and each additional 1,000 hours. Alternate frequency control (such as the 40 meter net) counts towards the time spent. The station log is required to validate claimed hours, so be sure to keep your logs.. Use the official application form provided by the Awards Manager.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$0

$0

Upgrade Seals

$0

$0

MARAC Special Plaque

$0

$50

LAST COUNTY AWARD LC-1 (CATEGORY ONE)

(Revised 11/12/00)

The basic certificate is issued to any station giving out a last county to another station to finish up a single state. MARAC Red, Blue or Gold seals are issued for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th contacts on each certificate. The same or a different county may be given out in each instance. This award may be repeated. You may apply for this award for yourself as the station giving out the Last County but you must have the signature of the person receiving the Last County contact on the application blank certifying that it was a valid last county.

 

When operating as a Mobile Team is running, only one member of the team may receive the Last County Award. (Exception: OM-YL team wherein the Awards Manager will issue a LC-1 to each team member only when applied for towards the OM-YL Award)

 

Application blanks obtained from the Awards Manager must be used. No copies! Send an SASE with one unit of postage for 12 application forms This award may also be applied for using the on-line application form on the MARAC website (payment must be submitted by mail).

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificates

$2

$2

Upgrade Seals

$2

$2

 

LAST COUNTY AWARD LC-2 (CATEGORY TWO)

(Revised 11/12/00)

This award certificate and MARAC Mobile Plaque is issued to any station giving out the last county to another station to finish up all U.S. Counties. Because this award is typically given to the mobile as an expression of gratitude, the recipient of the last county should apply for this award and plaque for the station giving out the last county. This award also counts for the Last in the State (Category 1), and a regular Last County Award, Category One will not be issued as a part of this award. This award is issued with all seals plus the MARAC Mobile Plaque. This award counts as one (1) last county award when applying for the Last County Award, Category 3. Only the MARAC Mobile Plaque fee is required.

 

When operating as a Mobile Team is running, only one member of the team may receive the Last County Award. (Exception: OM-YL team wherein the Awards Manager will issue a LC-2 to each team member only when applied for towards the OM-YL Award)

 

 

Application blanks obtained from the Awards Manager must be used

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$2

MARAC Mobile Plaque (Includes Certificate)

$20

$20

 

LAST COUNTY AWARD LC-3 (CATEGORY THREE)

This MARAC Mobile Plaque, with appropriate engraving, is issued to any station for giving out 25, 50 or 75 last counties and having received a Last County Award (LC-1 or LC-2) for each, Applications will be checked against the information contained in records kept by MARAC. Applicants for this award with 100 Last Counties will receive the MARAC Special Plaque. Appropriately engraved plates will be supplied for each 25 Last County increments at 125 through 375 last counties. A new MARAC Special Plaque will be issued at 400 Last Counties. Each higher-level application will continue to receive appropriate plates or MARAC Special Plaques. When applying for this award at any level, list the award number, the seals (if any), the state, and the award date (Do not use the contact date) that you are using when applying for this award.  Note: This Award is not automatically sent.  You must apply for it. Application blanks obtained from the Awards Manager must be used.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

MARAC Mobile Plaque(s)

$0

$0

MARAC Special Plaque(s)

$0

$0

Engraved Plates

$0

$0

 

LAST COUNTY AWARD LC-4 (CATEGORY FOUR)

The MARAC Trophy with appropriate engraving is issued to any MARAC member for giving out 1000 last counties and having received for each, the Last County Award (LC-1 or LC-2). Each application will be verified against MARAC records. There is no higher level of this award and it is non-repeating. This award to is given at the MARAC National Convention. No specific application form is required for this award.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

MARAC Trophy

$0

$0

 

Application Procedure:

1. Application must be on the official form supplied by MARAC.. Use only application blanks dated 1992 or later. Forms may also available in "books" from the B&B Shop.

2. Complete only the UPPER LEFT portion of the LC-1 and LC-2 Forms.

3. Add the recipients name and address on the top portion of the "stub" ONLY if the name and address are not in any of the current county hunter directories or if there has been a recent address change.

4. If the station giving you the last county was fixed or portable, please be sure to note that information on the application. If not otherwise stated, the Awards Manager will assume the station giving the last county was mobile.

5. Applications received with cash will be returned, but a "separate" check for each award application is not required..

6. The basic fee applies for Category One applications. The MARAC Mobile Plaque fee applies for Category Two applications.

7. Applications should be made as soon as possible after the award is earned.

8. For the category three award, list the twenty five awards being used for this application by Award Certificate Number, seal color, state and award date, NOT the date of contact. Also include your name, call, and the level that you are applying for.

M-50-M AWARD

The basic award certificate is issued for making contacts with mobiles in forty-eight states. Obtain the official application form from the Awards Manager. MARAC Red, Blue, and Gold seals are awarded for making mobile contacts in 49, 50 states, and mobile-to-mobile respectively. SWL's may apply for this award on a heard basis

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Upgrade Seals

$2

$7

 

M-50-M Award. Application Procedure:

1. Use the official form supplied by the MARAC Awards Manager.  List the contacts alphabetically by state and date worked. List band / mode for endorsements. 

2. State if the station was mobile if you want credit for the gold seal for mobile-to-mobile contacts. Sign the statement declaring that you were mobile.

3. It's not necessary to apply for all seals at the same time.

MASTER COUNTY HUNTER AWARD (BINGO, BINGO II etc.)

Created by W6CCM

Revised January 20, 1998

 

This award is also known as the "Bingo" Award.  Applicants may work toward this award at any time without having earned any other MARAC award. Starting July 10, 1997, this award may be worked more than one time (Bingo II, etc.) provided that you must finish and be awarded a number each time before you start again. The object is to work stations (any combination of fixed, portable, or mobile) with the station having the first letter of the county name as part of the suffix of his call. For example, Dane county in Wisconsin could be worked with K9DCJ, W5VDW, W9ZD, etc.

 

To make it a little easier, the following "Wild Cards" may be used:

 

1. Holders of USA-CA numbers (the CQ Award or USA Counties issued by MARAC) may be used regardless of county name provided the contact is made after the date that the holder's number was issued.

 

2. Dual letter calls- W6CCM, WB4FFV, W2CUC, KC5CV etc., count for one letter above or below the dual letter. For W6CCM a county name beginning with a "B" or a "D" could be used in addition to the "C" and the "M". (Note: Calls with WW and YY may be used for a V and W and Z and are NOT counted as wild cards).

 

3. Any letter may be used from two by one, one by two, or two by two calls (such as AI5P, N2BL, KB7QO etc.)

 

4. Because there are no counties beginning with the letter "X", a call with an "X" in it may be used for Bingo in ANY county. The call may contain an "X" in any location (prefix or suffix) to qualify as a wild card.

 

5. For counties with two or more words in the name, the first letter of any word may be used to coincide with the call (i.e. W, B, or R for West Baton Rouge: J or H for Jim Hogg). For Alaskan counties use either First Judicial Division or Southeastern, etc.

 

For endorsements of mode or band, your listing must show the mode or band for all contacts. Logs (or books) will not be returned.. Contacts used for this award may be confirmed or non-confirmed.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Special BINGO Plaque

$40

$55

 

Master's Gold Award Rules

Created By Bud Webb N6OQZ

(Revised 03/07/01)

 

1.        Master's Gold begins June 1, 1994. All contacts on or after this date are valid, but none before.

 

2.        Contacts between holders of the Master County Hunter Award (Bingo) AND MARAC all counties award or CQ's USA-CA all counties award count toward this award. In other words, both parties to the contact (you and the other person) must have BOTH been awarded the Bingo Award and also hold one of the all counties awards at the time of the contact.

 

3.        Two way contacts, SSB or CW, with signal reports in-line with standard radio practices are acceptable. There is no limitation of a minimum signal report of 22 or 222.20

 

4.        Mobile, fixed, or portable operations are acceptable. Aeronautical, Marine, or Maritime Mobile are also accepted for this award.

 

5.        No contacts via a terrestrial repeater are allowed; satellite or EME (moonbounce) can be used.

 

6.        You may receive contact credit in one of two ways:

a.        You contact another amateur who is in the county you need, or

b.       You make a two-way amateur contact FROM the county. In either case, both parties to the contact must qualify under section 2.

 

7.        All counties must be worked. The active county list used for determination at the time of submission will be the MARAC County List.

 

8.        In addition to the above requirement the petitioner MUST provide proof of the following when submitting for this award:

a. 1500 hours spent as Net Control or Assistant Net Control. Rules for other Net Control Awards concerning off-band activity, etc. also apply here.

At least 750 hours MUST have been performed after June 1, 1994. The remainder of

the hours may have been performed prior to June 1, 1994. - OR -

b. 1500 counties put out (they CAN be multiple times from the same county not to exceed 50 times from the same county), on ANY band, ANY mode.

Of the 1500 counties, at least 750 MUST have been contacted after June 1, 1994. The remainder of the counties may have been worked prior to June 1, 1994. - OR -

                c. 1500 hours time spent in active working service to the County Hunting Community

                through MARAC Club activities, such as serving on the:

 Board of Directors or Executive Committee 50 Hours per year,

                                 MARAC Awards Custodian  500 Hours per year,

                                 Newsletter Editor 500 Hours per year,

                                 Secretary 500 Hours per year,

                                 Treasurer 300 hours per year,

                                 President & Vice President 200 hours per year,

                                 District Director 100 hours per year,

 MARAC appointed positions or national or mini conventions  coordinators hour for hour documented time.

At least 750 hours MUST have been performed after June 1, 1994. The remainder of the hours may have been performed prior to June 1, 1994.

d. Any combination of a, b, and/or c, above. However, the awards chairman may ask for any documentation supporting this claim. Any MARAC achievement awards can be used as documentation.

Procedures:

1.        Any method you desire to use to track your progress, and that you can provide to the sponsor, is acceptable. Computer printouts, coloring Books, spiral binders, 3-ring binders, whatever you decide!

2.        Proof of meeting the required goals may need to be provided to the awards chairman. It can take the form of an award (just a copy please).

3.        County contact data that's required your state & county at the time of the contact. Their state & county at the time of the contact. Mode, Band, Date, RST Sent/Received Date of your Bingo award Date of their Bingo award

 

Notes:

1.        The date of the award will be the date the awards chairman receives all required data.

2.        A Certificate and Plaque are available. Fee's to be determined for Certificate and Plaque.

3.        No endorsements are available.

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Special Masters Gold  Plaque

$40

$55

MERIT AWARD - CATEGORY ONE

This award certificate is issued free to any person upon recommendation of any MARAC member. If in your opinion, any amateur has contributed some outstanding service to Amateur Radio, write to the Awards Manager stating all pertinent facts and making the recommendation for the award.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$0

$0

 

MERIT AWARD - CATEGORY TWO

This Award Certificate and MARAC Special Plaque is issued free to any amateur upon recommendation of any MARAC Member. The information will be presented to the MARAC Board of Directors  for approval. The award will be presented at the next Annual Convention. This Award (Certificate only) is also issued each year to the 2nd and 3rd place "Runner-ups" for the "Best Net Control" and "Best Mobile" of the year..

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate 2nd and 3rd Runner-ups

$0

$0

Certificate & MARAC Special Plaque

$0

$0

 

MERIT AWARD - CATEGORY THREE

This Award Certificate and MARAC Trophy is issued free to any licensed amateur and current MARAC member upon recommendation of any MARAC Director or Officer and approval by the Board of Directors. If, in your opinion, any amateur and MARAC member has, over a period of time, contributed some outstanding service to Amateur Radio and to MARAC, write to any MARAC Director or Officer stating the facts and making the recommendation for the award. The information will be presented to the Board of Directors for approval. If approved, the award presentation will be made at the next Annual Convention.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate & MARAC Trophy

$0

$0

 

MOBILE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (CATEGORY ONE)

This award certificate is awarded for making contacts with mobiles in all counties of any one state.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

 

MOBILE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (CATEGORY TWO)

This award certificate is awarded for making contacts from all counties of any state as a mobile

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

 

MOBILE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (CATEGORY THREE)

This award certificate is awarded for making contacts with the same mobile in all counties of any state.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

 

MOBILE AWARD (CATEGORY ONE)

This award certificate is issued to any mobile for making contacts from at least one county in each of 15 different states. MARAC Red, Blue, or Gold seals are awarded for 25, 35, or 45 different states. The MARAC Mobile Plaque is awarded for 48th, 49th, or 50th states. Log data only is required on the applications for this award..

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Certificate Upgrades

$2

$7

MARAC Mobile Plaque

$20

$35

 

MOBILE AWARD (CATEGORY TWO)

This award certificate is issued to any station for making contacts with the same mobile in 15 different states. MARAC Red, Blue, or Gold seals are awarded for making contacts with the same mobile in 25, 35, or 45 different states. The MARAC Mobile Plaque is awarded for making contacts with the same mobile in 48, 49, or 50 states. When applying for this award on behalf of the mobile, use the Category One application.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Certificate Upgrades

$2

$7

MARAC Mobile Plaque

$20

$35

 

MOBILE AWARD (CATEGORY THREE)

This award certificate is issued to any mobile for making contacts from 100 different counties. MARAC Red, Blue, or Gold seals are awarded for 250, 500, or 1000 counties respectively. The MARAC Mobile Plaque is awarded for 1500, 2000, 2500, or 3000 different counties. The MARAC Special Plaque is awarded for making contacts from all counties. Log data only is required on the applications for this award.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Certificate Upgrades

$2

$7

MARAC Special Plaque

$20

$35

 

MOBILE AWARD (CATEGORY FOUR)

This award certificate is issued to any station for making contacts with the same mobile in 100 different counties. MARAC Red, Blue, or Gold seals are awarded for making contacts with the same mobile in 250, 500, or 1000 different counties respectively. The MARAC Mobile Plaque is awarded for making contacts with the same mobile in 1500, 2000, 2500, or 3000 different counties. A MARAC Special Plaque is awarded for making contacts with the same mobile in all counties. (When applying for this award on behalf of the mobile, use a Category Three application form.)

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Certificate Upgrades

$2

$7

MARAC Special Plaque

$20

$35

 

Application Procedure:

1. List required data alphabetically by state/county.2. On succeeding applications, continue numbering your contacts where the previous application left off.

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Once each year, the President of MARAC may select from the active MARAC membership at large, one or more members who are deserving of special recognition. These members will be presented with the President's Award Plaque at the Annual Meeting. The criteria for this award are solely within the discretion of the President, but input may be obtained from any county hunter. The intent of this award is to recognize those persons that are most supportive of the goals, objectives, and needs of MARAC and county hunting.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Presidents Award Plaque

$0

N/A

 

UNION COUNTY AWARD

This award certificate is issued for making contacts with mobiles in six or more "Union" counties of the USA. Obtain the application form from the Awards Manager. MARAC Red, Blue, or Gold seals will be issued for making contacts in nine, twelve, or eighteen "Union" counties.  Use the application form provided by the Awards Manager.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Certificate Upgrades

$2

$7

 

USA COUNTIES AWARD

This award certificate is issued for confirmed contacts made with other amateurs in the US Call Districts. Zero through the Ninth District make up the ten possible awards. Alaska counts for the 7th call district and Hawaii counts for the 6th call district. Each of the basic ten awards is issued for confirming contacts in 1/3 of the counties in the district. MARAC Red, Blue, and Gold seals are awarded for confirming contacts in 1/2, 2/3 or all counties in each district. For purposes of this award, the number of counties to be verified will be the number of counties in existence on the day the application is processed by MARAC. Each application must include a list of all counties within each state showing date, time, band, and the call of the station contacted. Normal fees apply for each of the ten awards. The MARAC Special Plaque may be issued for contacts made with all counties in the USA. Holders of the CQ Magazine USA-CA Award are automatically eligible for this award. If you hold the USA-CA Award, submit an application on the official form provided by the Awards Manager and include your USA-CA number and award date along with the appropriate fee. Awards issued on the basis of the USA-CA number will include only one certificate for ALL counties unless ten separate applications and fees are received. All contacts must be confirmed.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$3

Certificate Upgrades

$2

$7

MARAC Special Plaque

$40

$50[GAO12] 

 

USA-CW

(Proposed by KK7X)

(Revised: 15/Feb/02)

 

The MARAC USA-CW Awards are issued for making contacts with all USA Counties using CW mode. This award is issued for the following levels:

 

1000 Counties

Certificate

2000 Counties

Certificate and Red Seal

3000 Counties

Certificate and Blue Seal

3076 (All) Counties

Certificate, Gold Seal and Plaque

 

Each level will be sequentially numbered with its own series of numbers. When an upgrade (i.e. from 1000 to 2000 counties) is applied for, the Awards Manager will issue a new certificate with appropriate seals. The new certificate will contain the history of the previous levels.

 

For the purposes of this award, existing Worked All counties - CW holders as recorded by N1IA and maintained by KA3MMM will be issued the first series of numbers and may apply for the Certificate and/or Plaque by simply filling out an application form.

 

Contacts toward any other MARAC award may be used as credit toward this award.

 

This award may be worked more than one time (USA-CW II, etc.) provided that you must finish and be awarded a number each time before you start again.

 

Each application must contain a listing of contacts showing date and the calls worked. For endorsements of band, the listing must show the band for all contacts. Listings will not be returned.

 

Contacts used for these awards may be confirmed or non-confirmed.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate (only)

$2

$7

MARAC Mobile Plaque (Includes Certificate)

$40

$55

 

Application Procedure:

Use the official MARAC  Worked All USA Counties application form and any of the currently available record books or a computer printout using the same format. Fill in all requested information.

 

United States All Prefix (USA-PA) Award

(Suggested by Willis KJ4EJ)

(Revised 6/21/01)

 

This award is issued for making contacts with amateur radio stations in all USA counties that have as the first letter of the call sign one of four letters assigned to USA stations: A, K, N, and W.  Records of all awards issued will be maintained by the Awards Manager, and numbered certificates will be issued in each of the five categories.

 

There is no beginning or closing date for QSO credits.  QSOs may be made on any band as long as a repeater is not used to relay the signals between the two stations.  QSOs may be made in any mode.

Confirmation of QSOs is not required.

 

Category One

This certificate is issued for making contacts with amateur radio stations that have the letter "K" as the first letter of their call sign in all USA counties.

 

Category Two

This certificate is issued for making contacts with amateur radio stations that have the letter "W" as the first letter of their call sign in all USA counties.

 

Category Three

This certificate is issued for making contacts with amateur radio stations that have the letter "N" as the first letter of their call sign in all USA counties.

 

Category Four

This certificate is issued for making contacts with amateur radio stations that have the letter "A" as the first letter of the call sign. Because call signs starting with "A" are rare compared to the others, the following "wild cards" may be substituted for "A" call sign contacts: (1) A DX station transmitting from a USA county, and  (2) Any station worked that has the letter X in the prefix or suffix of the call sign.

 

If a station with a wild card letter X is used to claim a Category Four ("A") county, that "wild card" station cannot be used for "double" credit as the first letter of the call sign in the same county for another category. (For example: W3XE can be used either as an A or a W, but not both A and W in the same county).

 

Category Five

A MARAC Special Plaque will be issued to any station completing all USA counties with all four prefixes for each county.

 

Application Procedure:

 

1.   All QSOs must be logged and the log must be submitted to the Awards Manager with the official MARAC application form.  If the log is mailed, it will not be returned unless sufficient funds are submitted with the application.

 

2.   Each application must show the call sign of the station worked and the date worked for each of the USA counties.  The application must include the date and call sign of the last contact.

 

3.  These awards may be applied for multiple times (USA-PA II, etc.).

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate (only)

$2

$7

Special USA-PA Plaque (Includes Certificate)

$40

$55

Special USA-PA Plaque Category Five (Includes Certificate)

$0

$0

 

 

WASHINGTON AWARD

This award is in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. This Award is issued for making contacts with amateur stations in twenty or  more counties named "Washington" in the USA. All contacts must be made with stations with a "W" in either the prefix or the suffix of their call and only contacts made on or after February 22, 1991 are eligible for this award. The basic award is for 20 contacts. Red, Blue and Gold seals are awarded for 25, 31, and 31, and Washington, DC contacts. Note: The Washington, DC contact qualifies for the Gold seal level only). SWL's can earn this award on a heard basis. Obtain the application form from the Awards Manager, enter the log data on the application form, and submit with appropriate fees. Future updates to the award certificate will require submission of additional data on copies of the application or an additional application form. Your application must contain a listing of contacts showing date, call worked, band, and mode. For endorsements of mode or band, your listing must show the mode and/or band for all contacts. Listings will not be returned.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Certificate Upgrades

$2

$7

 

WORKED ALL USA COUNTIES MULTIPLE TIMES AWARDS

(Revised 11/12/00)

The MARAC Worked All USA Counties Awards are issued for making contacts with all USA Counties multiple times. A Certificate and MARAC Special Plaque appropriately engraved are issued. Contacts may be counted for the next time award as soon as the Number for the USA-CA from CQ or the MARAC number is announced.  Each application must contain a listing of contacts showing date and the call worked. For endorsements of mode or band, the listing must show the mode and/or band for all contacts. Listings will not be returned. Contacts used for these awards may be confirmed or non-confirmed.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

MARAC Special Plaque (Includes Certificate)

$40

$55

 

Application Procedure:

1. Use the official MARAC  Worked All USA Counties application form and any of the currently available record books or a computer printout using the same format. Fill in all requested information.

YL MOBILE AWARD

(Revised 11/12/00)

 

This award is issued for making contacts with five or more YL's while they are mobile in a total of fifty different counties. Endorsements are awarded for contacts in 100, 200 or 500 counties respectively. The MARAC Mobile Plaque is available for contacts in 1000, 2000, or 3000 counties. A MARAC Special Plaque is available for contacts with YL's in all US Counties.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$7

Certificate Upgrades

$2

$7

MARAC Mobile Plaque (Includes Certificate)

$20

$35

MARAC Special Plaque (Includes Certificate)

$40

$55

 

Application Procedure:

1. Use the official application form provided by the Awards Manager. List contacts in alphabetical order by states and alphabetically by counties under each state the same as applying for the USA-CA All Counties award. Record the call and date worked.

2. On succeeding applications for seals, continue numbering your contacts where the previous application left off. For example, if your previous application ended at #100 then your next application would begin at #101. Log data acceptable unless specific contact information is required.

YL-OM TEAM AWARD

(Revised 11/12/00)

This award is issued for making two-way contacts with each mobile station of an OM-YL "Team" and exchanging call signs and signal reports with each station of the OM-YL Team. Team members DO NOT have to be related to one another, but must be operating from the same radio, at the same time, and in the same county.

 

The basic award is issued for contacts in 250 counties. MARAC Red, Blue and Gold seals are awarded for contacts with 500, 750 and 1000 counties. The MARAC Mobile Plaque is awarded for 2000 and 3000 counties. A MARAC Special Plaque is awarded for contacts in all USA Counties. Contacts made prior to January 1, 1990 do not count for this award.  Log data only is required for this award.

 

Fees:

Member

Non-Member

Certificate

$2

$3

Certificate Upgrades

$40

$3

MARAC Mobile Plaque

$20

$50

 

Application Procedure:

1. Use the official form provided by the Awards Manager. List contacts in alphabetical order by states and alphabetically by counties under each state. List the calls, band, mode, and date worked.

2. On succeeding applications for seals, continue numbering your contacts where the previous application left off. For example, if your previous application ended at #250 then your next application would begin at #251