The Alaska VHF-Up Group has two operating awards that are given to those who complete the requirements, and who remit $5 per award.
Alaska Pathfinder Award
The Alaska Pathfinder Award is given for working stations from five different grid squares in Alaska on any one VHF/UHF band. (You set up your station in five places.) This award will be of special interest to rovers in VHF contests.
Pathfinder Awards Issued
- 50 MHz No. 1 NL7HJ (8/29/11)
- 50 MHz No. 2 KL3JI (9/18/13)
- 144 MHz No. 1 NL7HJ (8/29/11)
- 144 MHz No. 2 KL3JI (9/18/13)
- 432 MHz No. 1 NL7HJ (8/29/11)
- 432 MHz No. 2 KL3JI (9/18/13)
Alaska Sourdough Award
The Alaska Sourdough Award is given for working 5 grid squares in Alaska on any one VHF/UHF band. Anyone in the world may qualify for this award.
Sourdough Awards Issued
- 50 MHz No. 1 – K7CW (8/29/11)
- 144 MHz No. 1 – NL7OW (8/29/11)
- 144 MHz No. 2 – KL7UW (8/29/11)
Sticker endorsements for each award may be earned for working an additional five similar contacts as for the original award.
Applicants should send log excerpts showing contact information which includes band, grid square operated from, grid square of station worked, and date of QSO. QSL cards are not required.
Contacts made via repeater are not allowed. Applications go to the Awards Chairman.
Conducted by Paul Kiesel, K7CW / VE7IB,
Awards Chairman of the Alaska VHF-Up Group