CDG ECA- European Countries Award Series

CDG ECA ( European Countries Award Series) was devised by the and Croatian Digital Group (CDG) and European PSK Club (EPC) on 1st January 2009 (idea and awards design by 9A3ZC, Management Software made by DK5UR). This was to sponsor a series of awards based on DIGITAL contacts with CDG members. The official award manager is Zdravko Todorovski 9A6ZT.

CDG ECA ( European Countries Award Series) - CDG ECA 25, CDG ECA 50, CDG ECA 70, CDG ECA TOP , may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur, club station or SWL eligible under these rules who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of having contacted CDG or EPC members from at least 25, 50, 70 and TOP (72 and more) European countries according to the European entities list below. CDG or EPC membership is required for the CDG ECA award applicants. All contacts must be made on Digital Modes (all modes will be valid except CW and PHONIE/ SSB, FM, AM/) since June 10, 2006.

     
ECA countries list:
1 1A0 S.M.O.M.
2 3A Monaco
3 4O Montenegro since 28.06.2006
4 4U1I UN Geneva
5 4U1V UN Vienna
6 9A Croatia
7 9H Malta
8 C3 Andorra
9 CT Portugal
10 CU Azores
11 DL Germany
12 E7 Bosnia-Herzegovina
13 EA Spain
14 EA6 Balearic Islands
15 EI Ireland
16 ER Moldova
17 ES Estonia
18 EU White Russia
19 F France
20 G England
21 GD Isle of Man
22 GI Northern Ireland
23 GJ Jersey
24 GM Scotland
25 GM/s Shetland Islands
26 GU Guernsey & Dependencies
27 GW Wales
28 HA Hungary
29 HB Switzerland
30 HB0 Liechtenstein
31 HV Vatican
32 I Italy
33 IS Sardinia
34 IT9 Sicily
35 JW Svalbard
36 JW/b Bear Island
37 JX Jan Mayen
38 LA Norway
39 LX Luxembourg
40 LY Lithuania
41 LZ Bulgaria
42 OE Austria
43 OH Finland
44 OH0 Aland Islands
45 OJ0 Market Reef
46 OK Czech Republic
47 OM Slovak Republic
48 ON Belgium
49 OY Faroe Islands
50 OZ Denmark
51 PA Netherlands
52 R1FJ Franz Josef Land
53 R1MV Malyj Vysotskij Island
54 S5 Slovenia
55 SM Sweden
56 SP Poland
57 SV Greece
58 SV/A Mt.Athos
59 SV5 Rhodes
60 SV9 Crete
61 T7 San Marino
62 TA1 Turkey (European part)
63 TF Iceland
64 TK Corsica
65 UA Russia (European part*)
66 UA2 Kaliningradsk
67 UN Kazakhstan (European Part*)
68 UR Ukraine
69 YL Latvia
70 YO Romania
71 YU Serbia
72 YU8 Kosova since 17.02.2008
73 Z3 Macedonia
74 ZA Albania
75 ZB Gibraltar
Please note that there is an important discrepancy with DXCC "continent" standards. CDG and EPC hold the opinion that Europe includes all the Ural Mountains and the Greater Caucasus (not least Mount Elbrus, which would be the highest point in Europe), while the Lesser Caucasus are located entirely in Asia. Russia and Kazakhstan have both European (western) and Asian (eastern) parts. The Turkish city Istanbul lies in both Europe and Asia; effectively making it a transcontinental city.

Six Russian (UA9) and three Kazakhstan's (UN) Areas are geographically located in Europe. These areas are: UA9A (ER53) - Chelyabinskaya Oblast (West of River Ural and Ural Range), UA9F (ER54) - Permskaya Oblast, UA9G (ER55) - Komi-Permyatsky AO, UA9S (ER56) - Orenburgskaya Oblast (West of River Ural), UA9W (ER57) - Bashkortostan (West of River Ural and Ural Range), UA9X (ER58) - Komi, UN7I (EK01) - Aqtobe Oblast (West of River Emba and Mugodzhary Range), UN7M (EK02) - West Kazakhstan (Batys Qazaqstan) Oblast and UN7O (EK03) - Atyrau Oblast (Northwest of River Emba)

.QSL-cards are not required. Awards are issued to the person or club. The person or club can use any legal call sign. Contacts made from club stations or special event stations count to the credit of both the club and the operator. All stations must be operated in accordance with their licensing conditions. Contacts may be made from any location in the same DXCC country. Credit will be given for contacts made on any of the amateur bands below 30 MHz. Confirmations from the CDG and EPC Short Wave Listeners and Digital Monitoring Stations are accepted as confirmed contacts. All stations contacted must be "land based stations". Contacts with ships and boats, anchored or underway, and airborne aircraft, cannot be counted. For the purposes of this award, remote control operating points must also be land based.


CDG ECA 25

CDG ECA 50

CDG ECA 70

CDG ECA TOP

The submission for credit of any altered or forged log extractions or, equally, bad behaviour on or off the air which is judged by the Croatian Digital Group and European PSK Club to bring a particular programme into disrepute may result in disqualification of the applicant from the CDG Award Programme. The decision of the award manager on this and other matters of dispute will be finals.

All awards are issued FREE of charge in a high quality PDF format and sent via email to the applicants. Awards could be printed with the highest quality and with optimal performance by applicants themselves. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Application Procedure

All claims for the CDG awards should be made using this Application Form or the UltimateEPC Award Management Software by DK5UR. Please make sure that everything is OK before you submit your ADIF log. The award manager will keep all your records in our database.