Awards of the International Single Sideband Communication System

All States

This program consists of 50 separate certificates. Each State Award is achieved by contacting 10 Member stations in that State. Click to find out more. 

APOLLO

Contact holders of the TFO Certificate, the TFO Trophy, or The Rigel Trophy. Click to find out more. 

ARTA

AMATEUR  RADIO  TEAM AWARD

Click to find out more. 

Asia

Contact 5 member stations, each in a different country of Asia.  Click to find out more. 

Autumn Award

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. Click to find out more. 

 

Belt of Orion

Contact 10 of the following 12 members Click to find out more. 

Big Rig Mobile

Issued for contacting member stations, that are mobile, in a “BIG RIG” per DOT weight class of  26,001 pounds…

Click to find out more. 

Canadian Rhapsody

Contact any station that has checked into the System on system frequencies during operation from each of the listed Canadian Provinces.

Click to find out more. 

Century

The initial award is issued for working a mix of YL / OM  members with membership numbers ending with 00 through 99…

Click to find out more. 

Continental Award

Contact member stations in the 48 continental states (excluding AK and HI), plus the Canadian Provinces (excluding the Canadian Territories). Click to find out more. 

Devotional

This award is issued for working 50 member stations of the Clergy.  Click to find out more. 

Europe

AMATEUR  RADIO  TEAM AWARD

Click to find out more. 

Eyeball Fellowship Award

Within a 12 month period, personally meet members of the System that live at least 50 miles from your home QTH.  Click to find out more. 

Full House

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. Click to find out more. 

Global

This award takes 12 month to complete.  Contacts are made with members on a monthly basis – not calendar year basis. Click to find out more. 

Golden Fireside

ssued for contacting a YLISSB team in all 50 States. Click to find out more. 

Golden Sextant

Issued for working 10 members on any one continent other than your own. Click to find out more. 

King Neptune

Issued for working a total of 30 contacts – 15 US and 15 DX. Click to find out more. 

Louisiana Purchase Award

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

Maple Leaf

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

Click to find out more. 

Mobile

Issued for contacting members either fixed or mobile in each of the 50 States in their appropriate category. Click to find out more. 

Moonbeam Service

This award will be issued for a minimum of 100  hours as a control station operator during the Moonbeam Session of the System. Click to find out more. 

Moonbeam Worked All Canada

Contact holders of the TFO Certificate, the TFO Trophy, or The Rigel Trophy. Click to find out more. 

Moonbeam WAS

AMATEUR  RADIO  TEAM AWARD

Click to find out more. 

Moonbeam Weekend Warrior Award

Within a 12 month period, contact 52 system member stations during the weekend portion of the Moonbeam Session of the YL System.   Click to find out more. 

New Members

This certificate will be offered for working 52 new members from the previous calendar year. Click to find out more. 

Nite Owl Award

 

Click to find out more. 

North Star

Issued to a member station that has made contact with another member in the required number of countries. Click to find out more. 

Nova

Issued to a member station that has made contact with a non-member and welcomed them to the System. Click to find out more. 

Old Timer

Issued for working a total of 25 members in each of the following numbered categories… Click to find out more. 

Over Worked - Under Paid

This award can NOT be earned by working any specific number of members or stations. Click to find out more. 

President's Special Situation

This is intended as a means for the current President to initiate a one of a kind certificate. Click to find out more. 

Service

Issued to Daytime System,  Sunrise Portion,and Moonbeam Control Stations, and their assistants for 100 hours as a Control Station.  Click to find out more. 

Spring Award

This award is earned by working any 50 members… Click to find out more. 

Statehood Award

IN ORDER OF JOINING THE UNION (50)…Click to find out more. 

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.

Click to find out more. 

TFO Certificate

Issued to Daytime System,  Sunrise Portion,and Moonbeam Control Stations, and their assistants for 100 hours as a Control Station.  Click to find out more. 

USA 10 Meter WAS Award

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. Click to find out more. 

USA 15 Meter WAS Award

( 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. Click to find out more. 

USA 20 Meter WAS Award

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. Click to find out more. 

USA 40 Meter WAS Award

( 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. Click to find out more. 

 

USA 80 Meter WAS Award

( 25 )  Fee $5.00 US  Start date August 1, 2006. Issued for working a member station in each of the 50 States on the System’s 80 meter frequency of 3.836 +- MHz. Click to find out more. 

Veteran Award

( 10 ) Start Date: 1 Aug 2012   – Fee – $5.00 US  Click for current list of Veteran Members

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.

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 YLISSB#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 certificate  will be issued to any member requesting it,  free of charge, for 50 years of membership. The last number issued for 1989 was    YLISSB 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.  Click to find out more. 

Special Monthly Awards

Snowy January Award

Click here to find out more.

February: YL SYSTEM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Click here for more information.

March: ST. PATRICKS DAY

Click here to find out more.

April: PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Click here to find out more.

May: Old Timer's Award

Click here to find out more.

June: Convention Award

Click here to find out more.

July Independence Award

Click here to find out more.

August: Summer Heat Award

Click here to find out more.

September: Autumn Eagle Award

Click here to find out more.

October: Halloween Award

Click here to find out more.

November Veteran's Award

Click here to find out more.

Santa Award

Click here to find out more.

Plaques

All States

Click here to find out more.

Cornerstone

Click here to find out more.

Moonbeam

Click here to find out more.

Pegasus

Click here to find out more.

Rigel

Click here to find out more.

Silent Service Award

Click here to find out more.

TFO of the Year

Click here to find out more.

AWARDS 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.

  1. Each award is administered by an Award Manager.  Upon completion of your application, send it, and any fee, to the appropriate manager.
  1. 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.
  1. Make fees payable to the appropriate Award Manager.
  1. 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.
  1. 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

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

YL International Single Sideband System, Inc is a 501 [c] 7 non-for-profit organization. ©1961 - 2019 -

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Site by AF7YL • AF7YH