The BR Award, sponsored by the Dr. John Hunter family and is presented for significant contribution to Amateur Radio.
Nominations should be made in writing to any board member. The award is presented during our Christmas party.
Stan Preston Award
The Stan Preston Award is given to someone of a helpful nature, as was Stan Preston, W5GIX, a charter member of the club. When Dr. Preston became a Silent Key, his family gave permission for the Club to remember him by assigning his call to the club station.
Nominations should be made in writing to any board member. The award is also presented during our Christmas party.
Red Stick Award
The Red Stick Award is issued to amateurs who have worked at least ten members of the Baton Rouge Amateur Radio club. Award is a certificate suitable for framing.
- Members worked must be current members whose dues are paid through the time that the contact occurred.
- Contacts must be made using a direct mode of operation.
- Repeater contacts will not count for the award; however, transponded satellite contacts will be accepted.
- Only contacts made on the 160 through 10 meter amateur bands will be counted for the award.
- Only contacts made on or after September 1, 1996 will count for this award.
- All contacts must be made by the same individual, using the callsign assigned to him/her.
- Contacts must be made using bands and modes allowed by the license holder at the time that the contact was made.
- Applicants shall submit $2.00 in the form of a check or money order, along with a list of contacts with ten or more members of the Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club, the time, date, band and mode of operation for each contact.
- QSL cards are not necessary
- Decisions of the Awards Committee will be final.
- The BRARC Awards Committee reserves the right to change these rules as necessary, in order to more efficiently administer the award.
Worked All Parishes Award
Since the state of Louisiana is the only state in the USA that uses Parishes as its primary political subdivision (instead of counties) and Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana, the Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club sponsors the WORKED ALL PARISHES award certificate for qualified applicants. Award certificate will be attractive and suitable for framing.
Applicant must submit proof of contacts with all 64 Louisiana parishes. Photocopies of QSL cards are acceptable as long as they are legible with no alteration. QSL or photocopies must show the callsign of the station contacted, the parish where the contact was made, the time and date of the contact, and the band & emission used to make the contact. Cards will not be returned unless sufficient postage is included with the application.
Contacts must be made on 160 through 10 meters. Any legal mode of emission may be used.
Only direct contacts will be accepted.
No contacts via repeater will be accepted; however, transponded satellite contacts will be accepted.
Only contacts made on or after September 1, 1996 will count for this award.
All contacts must be made by the same individual, using callsigns assigned to him/her. If multiple callsigns have been used, the applicant should state these and declare that they were assigned to him/her.
- A $2.00 fee should be submitted with the application to cover the cost of mailing the certificate. Additional fees for return postage of QSL cards should be included if return of the QSL cards is desired. These fees should be submitted in the form of check or money order only. Stamps will not be accepted; cash is discouraged.
- Decisions by the BRARC Awards Committee will be final.
- The BRARC Awards Committee reserves the right to modify these rules as necessary to more efficiently administer the award.
Upward Spiral Award
This award is sort of a fun thing, in which we award a ham who makes some unusual contribution ( unintentionally) to the hobby. In past years it has been given for such things as putting up a dipole and then finding that they forgot to hook on a feedline. One year, the winner had installed a 2 meter rig on the car seat with the feedline going out the window to a mag-mounted antenna. The ham decided to go to a car wash with one of those rotating brushes and you know the rest!
Then we had a situation where one ham was up on the tower making an adjustment on the beam when his XYL (also a ham) tried to make contact with that rare DX and started turning the beam to call him. Those are the kind of things that merited the Upward Spiral Award.
Usually the one who receives this award passes it along to the next recipient. Now, if only we could find that thing.