The Low Band Monitor Awards Program is free to all subscribers and is based on operating achievements that occur during the 7-Month Season.
The Low Band Monitor Season begins on September 1 and ends on March 31.
No QSL cards are required to particiate - only a copy of the log sent by any convenient method.
There are four individual awards sponsored by the Low Band Monitor each Season.
160 METER WAC - The first person to Work All Continents in any two-way mode (Africa - Asia - Europe - N. America - Oceania - S. America) each season is awarded a plaque. A continent is defined by the CQ Magazine Zone Map and the ARRL DXCC Countries list. Certificates are awarded to all other subscribers who qualify. A season ending award called the "Graphical 160 Meter WAC" has been added to recognize superior achievement based on the total distance in miles for each of the six continental contacts. As a further incentive the Low Band Monitor will present all subscribers who qualify a Medallion (SEE BELOW) if the total 160 Meter WAC Miles are in excess of 40,000. Official forms were sent out in March 2005 and the mileage calculation is made using WINGRID software. A plaque will also be awarded to the subscriber who has the 160 Meter WAC with the highest mile total. LOOK AT PAST 160 METER PARTICIPANTS
80 METER 100 - The first person to Work 100 DXCC Countries on the 80 meter band in any two-way mode each season is awarded a plaque. Certificates are awarded to all other subscribers who qualify and qualifiers are encouraged to report additional totals as the Season progresses. LOOK AT PAST 80 METER PARTICIPANTS
40 METER 150 - The first person to Work 150 DXCC Countries on the 40 meter band in any two-way mode each season is awarded a plaque. Certificates are awarded to all other subscribers who qualify and qualifiers are encouraged to report additional totals as the Season progresses. LOOK AT PAST 40 METER PARTICIPANTS
BAD BOYS OF WINTER - This unique award is based on 160 Meter Zones worked (Maximum of 40) during any of eleven contest weekends. The contests are the: CQWWSSB, CQWWCW, ARRL 160, Stew Perry, JIDX, CQ160CW, RSGB160, ARRLDXCW, CQ160 SSB, ARRLDXSSB and CQWPXSSB. To qualify the subscriber must work a minimum of ten CQ Zones using any mode. A plaque is awarded to the subscriber who works the highest number of Zones. Certificates are awarded to all subscribers who qualify. LOOK AT PAST BAD BOYS OF WINTER PARTICIPANTS
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