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 List of who manages what awards

YLISSB Award Program - 2016
 
ADMINISTRATIVE:                                                                             REV.  11-01-2015
 
1.  The Sidebander’s Award Program is an HONOR SYSTEM.  This means, that as a member of the YLISSB, you are on your honor. When you say that you have met the requirements submitted on any application, that’s it!
 
QSL cards are NOT required – only log extracts.  The minimum information required is Date, Time, Call Sign, Sideband Number, and Frequency.  Additional information is acceptable, but not essential.  A minimum signal
report of 2 - 2 is required.  If either number is a 1, it is not acceptable.
 
2.  Each award is administered by an Award Manager.  Upon completion of
your application, send it, and any fee, to the appropriate manager.
 
3.  Print as clearly as possible, so that there will be no question as to your meaning of an entry.  PLEASE !!! use only one side of the paper and put your call on the top of each page.
 
4.  Make fees payable to the appropriate Award Manager. 
 
5.  Award Managers will NOT facilitate any request requiring research of prior certificates, or numbers.  Once issued, it is also each member’s own responsibility to maintain records for future application of awards requiring the submission of certificate dates, and numbers – such as the Pegasus.
 
6.  ALL Awards – may be completed on any band or combination of bands during regular session(s) of the YLISSB, unless the particular award requires that it be competed on a specific band or session of the YLISSB. A member station may be used only once for an award unless the award rules specifically state otherwise.
All awards may again be completed for almost any endorsement that you may desire. These may include all YL, all OM, all VW Beetle mobile, all XYL, or multi-band. The potential is virtually endless
 
7.  If you have earned a specific award for which your call sign should be listed in the annual copy of the VOICE, and your call is NOT listed, it is  your responsibility to notify the respective award manager. 
 
8.  After many changes of managers, over more than a 50-year history of our organization, things do get lost, or inadvertently missed.  If you say you have a certificate, which is not listed, send the information to the current Award Coordinator, or the current President, for inclusion in the next issue of the Voice.
 
9. The Pegasus award represents the level of achievement on the part of a member requiring a very significant effort. It takes 1500 points, earned from a combined score of indivi9dual awards, and plaques, to qualify for “The Pegasus”.  The number of points earned for each award are shown as a parenthe4tical notation immediately following each awards title. 
 
SPECIAL NOTICE:  (1) The African, Apex, Kangaroo and U.S. Presidents Awards are now discontinued. 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATES  - 8.5 by 11 INCHES – SUITABLE FOR FRAMING

 

Your choice of which one you want.

 

ASIA – ( 5 ) Fee - $5.00 US  Start date August 1, 2006 Contact 5 member stations, each in a different country of Asia. 

 

   

 

 

ALL STATES – ( 5 )

Fee - $5.00 US each – Beginning January 20, 1969 

                                   This program consists of 50 separate certificates.

                                    Each State Award is achieved by contacting 10

                                    Member stations in that State.    This fee includes a 

                                    certificate and the cost of a plaque upon completion

                                    of all 50 State certificates. 

                                    EXCEPTION:  Fee - $1.00 US each

                                    IF you DO NOT want the certificate,  just a number  

                                    issued for record.  This will count only for record.  If                            

                                    you later desire to obtain the plaque, the cost of a

                                    plaque will be required at that time.  By rendering the

                                    $5.00 for each State Certificate, you are at that time

                                    Covering the future cost of a plaque upon completing

                                    All 50 State certificates.

                                     

 

APOLLO – ( 10 ) Fee - $5.00 US   Start date August 1, 2006

                           Contact holders of the TFO Certificate, the TFO Trophy, or

                           The Rigel Trophy.  A total of 100 points is needed for this

                           certificate.  Additional certificates may be earned – but no

                           call or number may be repeated.                          

                           POINT SYSTEM:  1 point for a TFO Certificate holder

                                                         5 points for a Trophy holder

                                                       10 points for holder of both trophies

                                                       11 points for TFO and both trophies

  

 

ARTA – ( 10 ) – AMATEUR  RADIO  TEAM AWARD - Fee - $5.00 US 

                           Start date February 9, 1963  -  Contact 25 member teams.                          

                           A team consists of a husband & wife, brother & sister,

                           mother & son, father & daughter.   

                           Upon completing this award 4 times totaling 100 different

                           teams, you become eligible for an ARTA plaque.  Costs of

                           an ARTA Plaque will be determined at the time of the

                           application.

   

 

AUTUMN AWARD ( 10 ) Fee $5.00 US  Start date September 1, 2006

                                        This award is earned by working any 50 members

                                        during the Second and Third daily                               

                                         periods and ONLY during the months of

                                         September, October, and November.

  

 

BELT OF ORION ( 10 )  $5.00 US Start date – Annually as of August 1st.

                                        Three new call signs will be added each year and 

                                         three will be removed each year to insure currency

                                         and provide new operating challenge.

                                       

                                         Contact 10 of the following 12 members.

 

N1PVT, W1VCU, NF2J. K4DXM, K4KRK, KI4TXP, W7AJP,

KC8UPU, KC8VRT, WK8Y, K9DIG, W9DTR

 

 

BIG RIG MOBILE:  (25) $5.00 US   Start Date:  August 1, 2009

                                Issued for contacting member stations, that are

                               mobile, in a “BIG RIG” per DOT weight class of

                                       26,001 pounds or more and intended for commercial

                         Interstate transit, within the lower 48 States.

 

                                        If a member is physically driving a Commercial

                                        Vehicle, that is considered a single unit vehicle –

                                        with a minimum of 10 tires on the pavement, and in 

                                        Commercial transit across State lines, this vehicle

                                        may also be accepted for credit.

     

                                        In the event that there may be a member, who is

                                        also in the U.S. Armed Forces, but also driving a

                                        vehicle that meets the requirements of a Military 

                                        Heavy Transport Vehicle, this too would be

                                        acceptable. 

 

                                        In that this award has in the past been intended for

                                        the “lower 48”, it is also possible to get a certificate

                                        for the 49th and 50th State - after getting the 

                                        required 48 State certificate.  Work them - save 

                                        them - for the other 48 to be completed.

                                        Thus, this means that one might be able to get 3

                                           Mobile WAS certificates while working the 50

                                           individual States.

CANADIAN RHAPSODY – ( 10 )  Fee - $5.00 US   Start Date: 1 Jan 2016.

                        Contact any station that has checked into the System on system frequencies during operation

                        from each of the listed Canadian Provinces. (Does not have to be a member station)

 

                                    Alberta                                       Ontario

                                    British Columbia                       Prince Edward Island                          

                                    New Brunswick                       Manitoba                                                                                                      

                                    Saskatchewan                           Nova Scotia

                                     Quebec                                    Newfoundland/Labrador                

                          Contacts may be on any band, any mode.

 

  

 

CENTURY – ( 50 ) Fee - $5.00 US  Beginning January 1, 1992                              

                               The initial award is issued for working a mix of YL / OM

                               members with membership numbers ending with 00

                               through 99 – equaling a total of 100 contacts.  Even

                               though beginning is acceptable at any time, the 100

                               contacts must be within the same calendar year

                               Should you not complete the 100 required contact within

                               the year, you have the challenge of beginning again on

                               January 1st.                              

                               Additional categories have no time limit, and are

                               completed without having to start over, each January 1st.

                               By using the same concept of 00 through 99, there are 3

                               additional endorsements available:   

                               Category 2 – All YL                 NOTE:  USE A SEPARATE

                               Category 3 – All OM                             SHEET FOR EACH

                               Category 4 – All TFO                              CATEGORY                          

                               If a contact applies to more than one category, it is

                               acceptable to apply that contact in each category that the

                               requirement is met.

                                                

 

CORONA BOREALIS – ( 25 ) Start date: January 1, 1968, Fee - $5.00 US

 

Award is issued for contacting 100 member stations that hold the 20 Meter – USA Award.                                  

 

                       

DEVOTIONAL – ( 25 ) Fee - $5.00 US  Start Date: 1 Jan 1969.

                                    This award is issued for working 50 member stations of the Clergy.                                     

                                    The Clergy is not limited to any denomination, faith or

                                    religion. Typical Clergy is defined as anyone 

                                    dedicated to full, part time, or  interim work with a

                                    congregation, denomination, or a person that has

                                    completed Seminary or other Religious School

                                    training..  It could include a Minister, Priest, Rabbi,

                                    Nun, Missionary, Seminary Teacher. Any member that  

                                    is retired from any of the above listings would also

                                    qualify as Clergy. 

                                    The individual member is the final determination as to

                                    whether or not they are a Devotional. There is no

                                    specific criteria that specifically qualifies anyone.

 
                                    Any member desiring their call to be added to the

                                    Devotional listing should inform the Award Manager.

     

                                                                  

EUROPE – ( 5 ) Fee - $5.00 US  - Start date August 1, 2006  Contact 5 member

                           stations, each in a different country of Europe.

 

  

                           

Eyeball Fellowship Award - (5)   Fee $5.00 US   Effective January 1, 2017  

Within a 12 month period, personally meet members of the System that live at least 50 miles from your home QTH.  Contacts made at any convention are not eligible for this award. The Award can be repeated annually, or all three levels can be earned in a specific year. The levels of the award are:

LEVEL 1 - (5),  Meet three (3) members

LEVEL 2 - (5),  Meet six (6) members

LEVEL 3 - (5), Meet ten (10) members

Application for the award must include the name, call sign, and place of contact for the eyeballs.

 

FULL HOUSE – ( 10 ) Fee - $5.00 US   Beginning April 1, 1994                                   

                                    This award is issued for working 100 YL or OM

                                    members, and using their respective membership and

                                    TFO number to make up a “Full House” poker hand.  

                                    This award has 4 endorsements – each requiring

                                    100 contacts after the original certificate is issued. 

            EXAMPLES:  Member # 9571 and TFO # 171 = 3 #1 and 2 # 7

                                     or “Full House” hand of  7-7-1-1-1 

                                     Member # 10600 and TFO # 180 = 4 # 0 and 2 # 1

                                     discard a 0 for “Full House” hand 3 # 0 and 2 # 1

  

FULL HOUSE( 10 ) Fee - $5.00 US Beginning January 1, 2018

 

This award is issued for working 50 YL or OM members, and using their respective membership and TFO number to make up a “Full House” poker hand. This award has 4 endorsements – each requiring 50 contacts after the original certificate is issued.

 
EXAMPLES: Member # 9571 and TFO # 171 = 3 #1 and 2 # 7
or “Full House” hand of 7-7-1-1-1
Member # 10600 and TFO # 180 = 4 # 0 and 2 # 1
Discard a 0 for “Full House” hand 3 # 0’s and 2 # 1’s

 

 

GLOBAL – ( 50 ) Fee - $5.00 US   Beginning September 1, 1996.

 

      This award takes 12 month to complete.  Contacts are

       made with members on a monthly basis – not calendar

       year basis.  A total of 30 contacts are needed for each

       month in the following categories:          

                                                    

12 TFO

12 OLD TIMERS with # below 16000

                                                                                                                             3 DX MEMBER

                                                                                                                             3 NEW MEMBERS with a  # above 17,153

                             The NEW MEMBER number will be adjusted annually

                             and listed on the web site, in the “Communicator”,

                             and the System’s “VOICE”.  However, the number will

                             NEVER be more than the latest 300 membership numbers.

 

  

 

GOLDEN FIRESIDE – ( 25 ) Start Date: 1 Jan 1980.

Fee - $5.00 US   Issued for contacting a YLISSB Team

                                                team in all 50 States.  Both must have a member

                                                number AND both must make their own contact

                                                and exchange reports without assistance.   

                                                Contacts may be on any combination of

                                                System frequencies or modes.  Contacts off

                                                System frequencies during the annual QSO

                                                Party are acceptable.

  

 

GOLDEN SEXTANT – ( 25 ) Start Date: 1 Jan 1978.

Fee - $5.00 US Issued for working 10 members

                                                on any one continent other than your own. 

  

                                         

 

KING NEPTUNE – ( 15 ) Start Date: 1 Jan 1975.

Fee - $5.00 US   Issued for working a total of

                                    30 contacts – 15 US and 15 DX.  

                                    Multiple certificates may be earned, each worth

                                   15 points, with NO repeat contacts from prior

                                   certificates.

     

 

Louisiana Purchase Award - (5)

Effective January 1, 2017 (Fee $5.00 USD)

During any calendar month, contact member stations in each of 15 states or Canadian Territories included in whole or part of the Louisiana Purchase.

The territory contained land that forms Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska; the portion of Minnesota west of the Mississippi River, a large portion of North Dakota; a large portion of South Dakota; the northeastern section of New Mexico; the northern portion of Texas; the area of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado east of the Contenental Divide,  Louisiana west of the Mississippi River and small portions of land within the present Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

 

 

 

 

MAPLE LEAF – ( 10 )  Fee $5.00 US       Start Date; 1 Jan 2016.                             

                                    Issued for contacting the indicated numbers of checked in stations from the following Canadian Call Areas:

 

                                    VA/E1 – 1 Contact                        VA/E2 – 2  Contacts

                                    VA/E3 – 2 Contacts                      VA/E4 –  2  Contacts

                                    VA/E5 – 1 Contact                        VA/E6 –  1  Contact

                                    VA/E7 – 1 Contact                        VA/E9 – 1 Contact

                                    VE8/VY8/VY1 – 3 TOTAL

 

                        Contacts are to be made on System frequencies during scheduled operations. Any band that is

                        operating with a control station is acceptable and mixed bands are permitted.

                        Contact does not have to be a member station.

  

  

 

 

MOBILE – ( 25 ) Start Date: 1 Jan 1980.

Fee - $5.00 US  Issued for contacting members either

fixed or mobile in each of the 50 States in their appropriate category. 

                                   Category 1:  Fixed stations contact 2 mobile stations in each of the 50 States. 

                                   Category 2:  Mobile to Mobile contact 1 member in each of the 50 States. 

                                   A new certificate may be issued for a new category

                                   or a seal may be requested to add to the original certificate.  

                                  A fee would apply to a second or third certificate, but

                                  seals are available for an SASE. 

                                  NOTE:  Each category completed awards an additional 25 points.                        

                                   If a team is mobile – for each to be counted

EACH MEMBER OF THE TEAM - MUST- INDIVIDUALLY TALK ON THE RADIO, 

                                    thereby making their own contacts,  and complete the exchange of signal reports, without assistance.

  

 

 

 

MOONBEAM SERVICE - ( 25 ) Fee NONE  Start date August 1, 2006

 

                                         This award will be issued for a minimum of 100

                                         hours as a control station operator during the

                                         Moonbeam Session of the System. 

                                         Each control should keep their own record of dates 

                                         and hours worked.  Submit this log to the

                                         Moonbeam Coordinator.    

                                         Certificates will be issued in 100 hour increments

                                         for a total of 10 certificates equaling 1000 hours. 

                                         Completing all 10 certificates would equal a total

                                         of 250 points toward the awards program.                                    

                                         Current members completing 1000 hours as a 

                                         control will also receive 2 years - free dues.

 

  

 

MOONBEAM WORKED ALL CANADA - ( 25 ) Fee $5.00 US

Start date August 1, 2006 

                                 

This award is attained by working any checked in station during the Moonbeam portion of the System.

                        Contacts to be one from each of the 10 Canadian Provinces; and 3 contacts from the three *Territories, singularly or mixed.       

 

                    Alberta                                              Nova Scotia

                        Prince Edward Island                        British Columbia

            Manitoba                                          Quebec

                     New Brunswick                              Saskatchewan

                                                                              Newfoundland/Labrador                  Ontario                                                                        *Northwest Territory         *Nunavut Territory         *Yukon Territory

 

  

 

MOONBEAM WAS – ( 25 ) Start Date: 1 Jan 1975.Fee - $5.00 US

                                                 Issued for contacting a member station in all 50 of the United States.  All contacts

                                                must be made within a 365 day period – NOT necessarily in the same calendar year. 

                                               You can start at any time – but must complete within 365 days. 

                                               All contacts must be completed during active and controlled session of the Moonbeam Session.   

                                                Upon completion of the initial certificate, additional certificates may  

                                                be earned, with special endorsements for all 50 State Capitols, WAS  

                                                all YL, WAS all OM, and WAS all mobile, or a new, but different

                                                certificate, may be earned by completing the original requirements –

                                                but during a new calendar year. 

                                    NOTE:  NO contacts from the original certificate may be used for  

                                                additional certificates – you MUST work each State again.  

                                                ALSO, there is no time limit on certificates other than the original.

                                                Log extracts must include, as a minimum, Date, Time, Call Sign,

                                                State, and Membership Number.  Other information is optional.

        

 

MOONBEAM WEEKEND WARRIOR AWARD - (5) Fee $5.00 US: Effective January 1, 2018

 
Within a 12 month period, contact 52 system member stations during the weekend portion of the Moonbeam Session of the YL System.  Contacts must be made on Saturday or Sunday.  No station may be used more than one time for this award.

 

 SPECIAL MOONBEAM WEEKEND WARRIOR AWARD - (5) Fee $5.00 US: Effective JULY 1, 2017, AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017

 
Within the 6 month period, contact 26 system member stations during the weekend portion of the Moonbeam Session of the YL System.  Contacts must be made on Saturday or Sunday.  No station may be used more than one time for this award.  Contacts made for this award will not carry forward to the Moonbeam Weekend Warrior Award that will begin on January 1, 2018.

 

NEW MEMBERSFee - $5.00 US  This certificate begins new as of

                               January 1, each year.

 

                This certificate will be offered for working 52 new members from

                the previous calendar year.

 

               Options: (1) Work 52 new members on a single System Frequency.

                               (2) Work 52 new members on more than one System

                                    Frequency.

 

                This gives options for several certificates.  HOWEVER, once a

                new member is worked on one band, that is it!  That call can

                not be used again on another band.  

 

                Numbers for 2016 began with 17153 and ended with 17288

                  

Contacts prior to January 1, 2016, for the 2016 certificate,

WILL NOT COUNT.


Award Work sheet link (PDF)            Award Work sheet link (EXCEL)

 

        

               

 

NORTH STAR –Start Date: 1 Jan 1975.

Fee - $5.00 US  Issued to a member station that has made contact with another member in the required number of countries.

                          

     This award will be point credit toward the Pegasus as follows:

 

               Complete award, Class A only,  received prior to August 1, 2006 -

               100 Points.            

             Award received after August 1, 2006 as follows:            

             Certificate # 1: 10 Points for 25 different members in 25 countries

             Certificate # 2: 25 Points for 50 different members in 50 countries

             Certificate # 3: 50 Points for 100 different members in 100 countries

                

 

NOVA – ( 10 ) Fee - $5.00 US  Start date January 1 1993. 

 

                       Issued to a member station that has made contact with a

                       non-member and welcomed them to the System.                        

                       When a person that you welcome to the System becomes a

                       member, you then can list that contact toward this certificate,

                       and this award requires a minimum of 25 new members 

                       numbers for your certificate to be issued. 

 

                       Upon completing this award 4 times, or 4 different                       

                      certificate, with 4 different sets of numbers, and with a                    

                       total of 100 new member numbers, you are then eligible

                       for a Nova Plaque  upon submitting those 4 certificate 

                       numbers to the Award Manager.

                           

                       Plaque fee to be determined at the time of issue.

  

 

OLD TIMER – ( 10 ) Fee - $5.00 US Start date August 1, 2006 
 

 Issued for working a total of 25 members in each of the following numbered categories:

5 members with membership numbers under 12,500

5 members with membership numbers under 14,000

5 members with membership numbers under 15,500  

10 members with membership numbers under 16,000 

NOTE:  Each member and number may be used only once.

    

     

 

 

 

OVER WORKED–UNDER PAID ( 10 ) Fee $5.00 US  Start date August 1, 2006 

                               

                                 This award can NOT be earned by working any

                                 specific number of members or stations.  It is obtained by

                                 a minimum of  2 other members submitting $5.00 US to

                                 the award manager and recommending a member for

                                 the award.  The funds generated by this award will

                                 become part of the fund that supports the System’s

                                 Annual Scholarship Fund.  

                                 This award is NOT intended as a reward for any                   

                                 specific position or function.  It is intended for

                                 recognition for a job well done that has required a

                                 significant effort over a period to time that has made a

                                 positive difference in the entire System.

     

 

 

PRESIDENT’S SPECIAL SITUATION:  ( 10 )  Fee – NONE   This is intended

                                              as a means for the current President to initiate

                                              a one of a kind certificate – or initiate a new

                                              certificate until such time as it may be integrated

                                              into the Award Program.

 

                  

SERVICE – ( 25 )  NO CHARGE  Beginning August 1, 2006                              

                               Issued to Daytime System,  Sunrise Portion,

                               and Moonbeam Control Stations, and their assistants for

                               100 hours as a Control Station.                                 

                               You keep track of your individual times and then

                                submit “your” record to the Award Manager.  

                               The initial certificate is issued for the first 100 hours. 

                               Additional certificates are available, for each additional

                               100 hours.  The certificate set is complete when you have

                               collected all 10 certificates, totaling 1000 hours.  

                              Members earning 1000 hours, with time beginning as of

                              August 1, 2009, will be awarded 2 years of free dues.        

                              This currently is valued at $40.00.

  

 

SPECIAL DAYS ON THE SYSTEM  

Contact the listed number of members on their special day, for a special, one-day-only award.  The YLISSB has set aside one (1) day each month to promote special awards.  A special request for those members holding the particular noted awards or honor, PLEASE make an effort on these days to be on the System to help fellow members working for the award.

 

 

 

 

SPRING AWARD ( 10 ) Fee $5.00 US  Start date March 1, 2007

                                       This award is earned by working any

                                        50 members during the System’s Early Morning       

                                        Warm-Up Session and ONLY during the months of

                                        March, April, and May.

  

 

STATEHOOD AWARD – IN ORDER OF JOINING THE UNION (50)

                                          Fee $5.00 US

                                         Start Date – August 1, 2006                                             

Work all 50 United States in the order that the joined the

Union – the first time.

                                             

1

Delaware

December 7, 1787

2

Pennsylvania

December 12, 1787

3

New Jersey

December 18, 1787

4

Georgia

January 2, 1788

5

Connecticut

January 9, 1788

6

Massachusetts

February 6, 1788

7

Maryland

April 28, 1788

8

South Carolina

May 23, 1788

9

New Hampshire

June 21, 1788

10

Virginia

June 25, 1788

11

New York

July 26, 1788

12

North Carolina

November 21, 1789

13

Rhode Island

May 29, 1790

14

Vermont

March 4, 1791

15

Kentucky

June 1, 1792

16

Tennessee

June 1, 1796

17

Ohio

March 1, 1803

18

Louisiana

April 30, 1812

19

Indiana

December 11, 1816

20

Mississippi

December 10, 1817

21

Illinois

December 3, 1818

22

Alabama

December 14, 1819

23

Maine

March 15, 1820

24

Missouri

August 10, 1821

25

Arkansas

June 15, 1836

26

Michigan

January 26, 1837

27

Florida

March 3, 1845

28

Texas

December 29, 1845

29

Iowa

December 28, 1846

30

Wisconsin

May 29, 1848

31

California

September 9, 1850

32

Minnesota

May 11, 1858

33

Oregon

February 14, 1859

34

Kansas

January 29, 1861

35

West Virginia

June 20, 1863

36

Nevada

October 31, 1864

37

Nebraska

March 1, 1867

38

Colorado

August 1, 1876

39

North Dakota

November 2, 1889

40

South Dakota

November 2, 1889

41

Montana

November 8, 1889

42

Washington

November 11, 1889

43

Idaho

July 3, 1890

44

Wyoming

July 10, 1890

45

Utah

January 4, 1896

46

Oklahoma

November 16, 1907

47

New Mexico

January 6, 1912

48

Arizona

February 14, 1912

49

Alaska

January 3, 1959

50

Hawaii

August 21, 1959

 

 

SUMMER AWARD ( 10 ) Fee $5.00 US  Start date June 1, 2007

                                        This award is earned by working any

                                         50 members beginning on during the System’s

                                         First and Second daily periods and ONLY during 

                                         the months of June, July, and August.

  

                                             

TFO CERTIFICATE:  ( 50 )  Fee - NONE   This is not an award that an

                                             Individual member can achieve by working

                                             specific requirements.                                              

                                               Each holder of the TFO Certificate is permitted

                                               To nominate, once a month – 12 times a year - 

                                               and for 12 different potential new TFO

                                               members.

                            This award is NOT intended to be a reward for any specific service - or duration of membership. 

                                               It is totally intended for the member that

                                               displays high standards as a Radio Amateur, by

                                               exhibiting above average operating practices.           

                                                Upon attaining 10, or more votes, from 10

                                                different, current paid-up member and holders

                                                of the TFO Certificate,  a new certificate will

                                                then be issued to the newly chosen Top Flight Operator. 

                                                NO MEMBER shall be eligible to receive votes

                                                for TFO with less than one year (12 Months)

                                                from their initial date of membership.

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USA 10 METER ( 25 ) Fee $5.00 US  Start date August 1, 2006

                                     This award is attained by working a member in all 50

                                      of the United States on the  28.573 MHz. System.

     

 

USA 15 METER ( 25 ) Fee $5.00 US  Start date August 1, 2006

                                     This award is attained by working a member in all 50

                                     of the United States on the 21.373 MHz. System.

     

 

USA 20 METERS – ( 25 ) Fee - $5.00 US Issued for working a member

                                         station in each of the 50 States on the System’s 20

                                         meter frequency of 14.332 MHz.

     

 

 

USA 40 METER ( 25 ) Fee $5.00 US   Start date August 1, 2006

                                    This award is attained by working a member in all 50            

                                     of the United States on the 7.273 MHz. System.

     

 

USA 80 METER ( 25 )  Fee $5.00 US  Start date August 1, 2006

                                      This award is attained by working a member in all 50

                                      of the United States on the 3.932 MHz. System.

     

 

25 YEAR CERTIFICATE ( 25 ) Fee – NONE  Start date Your 25th Anniversary

                                                 as a YLISSB System Member.  This certificate

                                                 will be issued to any member requesting it,

                                                 free of charge, for 25 years of membership. 

                                                 The last number issued for 1989 was      

                                                 14,750.

                                                The certificates will be issued once per month.                                   

                                                Example:  A request received in January, will be issued on

                                                the FIRST DAY of February.

 

50 YEAR AWARD (50) Fee – NONE. Start date, your 50th Anniversary as a YLISSB System member. This award will be in the form of a plaque, and will be issued to any qualified member who requests it, free of charge.  In addition to the plaque, the member will also become a paid up member for life. 

 Fifty years of membership is a remarkable accomplishment, and we salute the members who have achieved this award. This award is now in effect, and may be obtained by notifying the Awards Coordinator that you have completed 50 years of membership in the YLISSB.

 

 

VETERAN AWARD:  ( 10 ) Start Date: 1 Aug 2012       
 

            Alphabetical List of Veterans/Vets Bios  http://www.veteransoftheylissbsystem.com  (updated 30/08/16)

                                                         

                                     Fee - $5.00 US  Issued for working members that are

                                             veterans of service in the US Military.  This

                                             includes service while on active duty, reserve,

                                             and national guard.  Any member who is

                                             currently on Active Duty, or has received an

                                             Honorable release is eligible to be counted.  Just

                                             ask both ladies and gentlemen, many have

                                             served. 

                                             This award is available for 25 – 50 – and 100

                                              veterans worked.  You can submit the fee for

                                              each level, or get a single certificate for 100.

   

VETERAN AWARD - Part II: (10) Fee - $5.00 US Start date Aug 1 2012

                                                Issued for working multiples

                                                of 25 – but these are veterans of foreign

                                                military service. (Canada – Barbados etc.) 

                                                All nations have military veterans, and this is

                                                a way that the System can show our respect

                                                to our DX members for their service also.

 

 

WINTER AWARD ( 10 ) Fee $5.00 US  Start date December 1, 2006

                                       This award is earned by working any

                                       50 members during the System’s Moonbeam

                                       Session and ONLY during the months of December,

                                       January, and February.

  

 

SECTION II:  SPECIAL MONTHLY AWARDS – CERTIFICATES 2016/17

 SEE ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION FOR THE DAILY OF THE MONTH

JANUARY:  SNOWY JANUARY AWARD 2017FEE $5.00 

                     January 1 thru 31, 2017

                     Contact 30 members from any State, Province, or Country

                     that has snow on the ground at the time of the contact.

 

FEBRUARY:  YL SYSTEM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 2018  Fee $5.00  February 1 thru 28, 2018

 
To celebrate the birthday of the YL System, during the month of February, contact one member for each year of the YL System.   2018 marks our 55th year, so contact 55 member stations during the month.  Contacts may be made on any YL System session, on any band.  K4ICA may be used once for this award.  The number of contacts represented by K4ICA will be announced in the "Communicator".

 

 

MARCH ST. PATRICKS DAY 2018:  Fee  $5.00 

                 March 1 thru 31, 2018  

                 Contact 20 members whose first name sounds Irish, or whose 

                 station is located in IRELAND, or has a birthday on

                 March 17, 2018

 

APRIL PRESIDENT’S AWARD 2017Fee $5.00 

              April 1 thru 30, 2017

              Contact 25 members who have the same name as one of the

              US Presidents.   

 

MAY:  OLD TIMER’S AWARD 2017Fee  $5.00

            May 1 thru 31, 2017

            Contact 30 members with a membership number below 15,000.

 

JUNE:  CONVENTION AWARD 2017Fee  $5.00

             June 1 thru 30, 2017

             Contact 20 members who reside in the State of Indiana.

  Convention attendees count during the days of the actual

  convention.

 

JULY: JULY INDEPENDENCE AWARD 2017: Fee $5.00 -- July 1 thru 31, 2017

 

Contact 25 member stations located in the 13 original colonies of the United States.

The original 13 colonies were Delaware, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
 

 

 

AUGUST:  SUMMER HEAT AWARD 2017Fee  $5.00

                   August 1 thru 31, 2017

                   Contact 30 members who have a TFO number, Rigel Trophy or Plaque.

 

SEPTEMBER:  AUTUMN EAGLE AWARD 2017Fee  $5.00

                          September 1 thru 30, 2017

                          Contact 25 members with a membership number ending

                          with a number 6, or 8.        

 

OCTOBER: HALLOWEEN AWARD 2016Fee  $5.00

                     October 1 thru 31, 2016

                     Contact 31 members with a membership number ending

                     with a 3 or a 0 (zero).      

 

NOVEMBER:  NOVEMBER VETERAN’S AWARD 2016Fee  $5.00

                        November 1 thru 30, 2016

                        Contact 25 veterans of their country’s military service.

 

DECEMBER:  SANTA  AWARD  2016Fee  $5.00

                        December 1 thru 31, 2016

                        Contact 25 members with a membership number ending

                        with a 2 or a 5.

 

 

PLAQUE(s)

 

ALL STATES:  ( 50 ) When all 50 individual State certificates are collected, the holder may then apply for an All States 10 by 50 Plaque.   

The cost of the plaque will be determined at the time of application, UNLESS the applicant rendered $5.00 for each of the 50 certificates.

If the $5.00 fee was paid each time, the Plaque will be free to that person. 

The All States Plaque will be worth an additional 50 points toward the Award Program in addition to the ( 5 ) points earned with each of the State Certificate.

 

CORNERSTONE - (  50 ) Fee NONE                                 

                                  This is a Plaque represents  EXCEPTIONAL recognition to a member for service rendered over                                   an extended period of time that would have otherwise left the System’s membership less informed –                                  without a valuable service having been provided – or caused a less than favorable experience.

Without this member doing what they have done for an extended period of time - the System would done for an extended period of time - the System would not have evolved into the organization it is today.

This is not intended for doing something for a short period.  It is meant to cover a minimum of 3 years.

                                         This exceptional member would be in the 1 % group. 

                                  Any member may at any time submit information to the System Secretary with the name and call sign of

                                  a member that they feel meets these criteria.  This very detailed presentation will then be discussed

                                  by the then governing officers and a decision made as to whether such an award will be issued. 

                                  The member making the recommendation and the results will be kept in strict confidence at all times.  

 

JDA L. ROGERS - KB5YQ AMBASSADOR AWARD (200)  FEE NONE

(Note:  The Jda L. Rogers Award has been retired in Jda’s honor )

(Formerly Ambassador Award) This Award is issued to the chosen member who best exemplifies the Ambassador Spirit of Jda-KB5YQ by meritorious service above and beyond the Cornerstone Award. The candidate for this award should demonstrate the continuing use of diplomacy in promoting the System's credo, “We Believe in the Dignity of Man”, and its motto, "Dedicated to the building of friendship among all the people of the world, and to be of service to our fellow man wherever they may be through Amateur Radio."  

This is a Once in a Lifetime Award

 

MOONBEAM:  ( 50 )  Beginning February 9, 1980 – This plaque is achieved ONLY for operation on 14.332 MHz. during the evening controlled Moonbeam portion of the System 

It requires contact with 1000 different members.  No credit will be allowed for calls from different locations – one call – one time only. 

A member operating from a country with a prefix of a country other than their native residence is an exception. 

Example:  8P9 / K4ICA. 

This plaque will be awarded at the time of application upon approval of all requirements by the Award Manager. 

Any costs for this plaque will be determined at the time of application. 

 

PEGASUS:  As of August 1, 2006, this award will be the high point of achievement, for a very significant effort, on the part of a member.  It takes 1500 points, earned from a combined score of individual awards, and plaques, to qualify for “The Pegasus”.  

Being that the Pegasus is the ultimate goal of the Award Program – there will be no point value – but a lot of serious bragging rights - well earned. 

This is not a trophy, and really not a plaque.   It is a tall and elegant acrylic creation that is etched in an impressive monumental type pillar. 

In that the Pegasus Plaque is the ultimate goal of the Award Program – there will be NO point value – but a lot of bragging rights well earned. 

The Pegasus will normally be presented at the Annual Convention. 

The fee for the Pegasus will be determined at the time of application. 

The PEGASUS is a once in a lifetime award. 

 

RIGEL:  ( 50 ) As of August 1, 2006, this award has been changed from a trophy to an individually designed plaque.   

This award is granted on an annual basis as designated by the then governing members.  It is intended as recognition for exceptional service by a member serving as a System Control on any or all of the System’s controlled sessions. 

The Rigel Plaque will normally be presented at the Annual Convention. 

There is NO fee to be incurred by the member receiving this honor. 

The RIGEL is a once in a lifetime award.

 

Awards

 

SILENT SERVICE AWARD: (100)  This award is presented by the then current 

              members of the Board of Directors, with no specific begin date. 

              This award is for a member that “SILENTLY” performs a duty or 

              service to the System that most members generally are not aware. 

The intent is to render recognition to those that have quietly and without recognition performed for an extended period of time, but never less than 3 years.   

The initial award was a team award to Rex and Marilyn White, at the 2009 Convention in Washington State.  As a team, Rex had been the Scholarship Fund Custodian, and Marilyn had overseen the operation of the Convention Boutique for well in excess of 10 years.  Both instances, behind the scene, were very essential.  Both were exceptional examples of “Silent Service”. 

There is NO requirement for this award to be an annual presentation.  This is entirely up to the current Board of Directors.

 

TFO of the YEAR (100) As of August 1, 2006, this award has been changed from a trophy to an individually designed plaque.  

This plaque is awarded annually by holders of TFO certificates. They are eligible to vote for a TFO who they feel is that years roll model of what the Top Flight Operator program is intended. 

The TFO of the Year Plaque will normally be presented at the Annual Convention. 

There is NO fee to be incurred by the member receiving this honor. 

The TFO of The Year is a once in a lifetime award.

 

 

Last revised: 13 Jul 2017