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Daytime DX Awards (Daytime hours are 1400 - 1800 hrs UTC)

This certificate recognises long distance reception of NDBs between the hours of 1000 and 1400 local standard time - that is, two hours before and afer noon in the listener's timezone.
Miles KM
250-499 402-804
500-749 805-1205
750-999 1206-1607
1000-1249 1608-2010
1250+ 1608+
KHz ID Location S/P ITU Pwr Miles KM Date UTC Order
260 UFX St. Felix de Valois QC CAN 25 492 793 2017-12-26 1405
332 YFM La Grande 4 QC CAN 2000 740 1190 2021-06-30 1609
353 QG Saint Clair Beach (Windsor) ON CAN 25 996 1603 2021-06-30 1526
315 AT 'Bruny' Dayton OH USA   1134 1825 2021-06-30 1604
381 SIB Sibiu / Turnisor ROU   3996 6431 2021-03-13 1543

Long Ranger DX Awards

This certificate recognises really long distance reception of NDBs particularly at night when skywave propagation is possible.
Miles KM
500-999 805-1607
1000-1499 1608-2413
1500-1999 2414-3217
2000-2499 3218-4022
2500-2999 4023-4826
3000-4999 4827-8044
5000+ 8045+
KHz ID Location S/P ITU Pwr Miles KM Date UTC Order
230 VQ 'Cargl' Detroit MI USA 25 999 1608 2016-12-07 1047
269 BEX Bloomfield IA USA 25 1498 2411 2020-12-18 1129
397 ZSS Yellowhead (Saskatoon) SK CAN 25 1999 3217 2020-05-23 0634
328.5 EGT Londonderry / Eglinton NIR   2497 4019 2021-11-02 0042
404 AGO Angouleme / Brie Champniers FRA   2998 4825 2021-01-26 0120
410 FOZ Foz do Iguacu (PR) BRA 1000 4929 7933 2015-02-10 0507
270 NAS Puntas Arenas CHL   6813 10964 2021-11-12 0437

European NDB DX Awards (47 qualifying countries)

This certificate recognises reception of NDBs located in Europe at the levels shown below.
Countries
10
20
30
40
NDB List Country codes Order
AUT AZR BAL BEL BIH BRI BUL COR CZE DEU  
DNK ENG ESP EST FIN FRA FRO GRC GSY HNG  
HRV IOM IRL ISL ITA JSY LTU LUX MKD MLT  
MNE NIR NOR ORK POL POR ROU RUS SAR SCT  

North American NDB DX Awards (61 qualifying countries)

This certificate recognises reception of NDBs located in in North America. Remember that each US state and Canadian province is considered a separate 'country'.
Countries
10
30
45
60
NDB List Country codes Order
AB AK AL AR AZ BC CA CO CT DE  
FL GA GRL IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MB MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NB  
NC ND NE NH NJ NL NM NS NT NU NY OH OK ON OR  
PA PE QC RI SC SD SK SPM TN TX VA VT WA WI WV  

Caribbean / Central American NDB DX Awards (28 qualifying countries)

Available in the following categories:
Countries
3
10
15
20
NDB List Country codes Order
AIA ATG ATN  
BAH BLZ BRB CTR CUB CYM DMA  
DOM GDL GRD GTM HND  
JMC LCA MEX MRT NCG  

South American NDB DX Awards (12 qualifying countries)

Available in the following categories:
Countries
1
3
5
10
NDB List Country codes Order
ARG  
BOL BRA  
CHL CLM  
EQA GAL GUF GUY PRG  

African NDB DX Awards (11 qualifying countries)

Available in the following categories:
Countries
1
5
10
15
NDB List Country codes Order
AGL  
ALG ASC CNR CPV  
LBY MDR MEL MRC NGR  
TUN  

Asian NDB DX Awards (2 qualifying countries)

Available in the following categories:
Countries
1
3
5
10
NDB List Country codes Order
GEO  
IRN  
 
 

Australian and Pacific Islands NDB DX Awards (2 qualifying countries)

Get it in these 'denominations'
Countries
1
3
5
10
NDB List Country codes Order
HWA  
PAQ  
 
 

Benelux NDB Award (6 qualifying signals)

This certificate recognises reception of NDBs in the 'Benelux' countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg).
Note that, for all certificates, at least one beacon in each of the three countries must have been received.

French NDB Award (84 qualifying signals)

This certificate recognises reception of NDBs located in France at the following levels:
NDBs Qualifying Signals Order
20
40
80
120

German NDB Award (19 qualifying signals)

Scandinavian NDB Award (22 qualifying signals)

UK and Irish NDB Award (44 qualifying signals)

Italian NDB Award (32 qualifying signals)

Iberian NDB Award (52 qualifying signals)

North of 60 Award (85 qualifying signals)

LT Award

This certificate recognises reception of a single NDBs: LT on 305 KHz, at Alert, Nunavut, in Canada. This is the highest latitude NDB known in the Northern Hemisphere.
NDB
LT-305
KHz ID Location S/P ITU GSQ Lon Lat Pwr Miles KM Date UTC Order
305 LT Alert Bay NU CAN FR82vm 62.2083°W 82.5208°N 1000 2564 4127 2020-01-02 0238 [icon]

Transatlantic DX Awards (418 qualifying signals)

This is probably the most challenging award of the program, even at its first level. However, there is a lot of interest on both sides of the Atlantic in transoceanic NDB DX.To qualify, listeners must hear NDBs on the other side.
  • European listeners may count NDBs in Greenland, Canada, the United States and the islands of the caribbean as well as Central and South America.
  • North American listeners may count NDBs in the Azores, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde as well as those on the European and African continents proper.
NDBs Qualifying Signals Order
1  
3  

Transpacific DX Awards (2 qualifying signals)

Yes, we must also be fair to those interested in the "Really Big Pond". This certificate recognises reception of NDBs across the pacific in either direction.
  • For listeners in North, central or South America qualifying beacons must be in Asian countries or on Australian mainland, in New Zealand or Papua New Guinea, but not other countries in Oceania.
  • For listeners in Asia, Australia, New Zealand or Papua New Guinea qualifying beacons must be in North, Central or South America
NDBs Qualifying Signals Order
1  
2  
3  
4  

Canadian Transcontinental NDB DX Award (23 qualifying pairs of NDBs)

This certificate recognises reception of NDBs on Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Canada (i.e. British Columbia and any of the Maritime Provinces). Qualifying beacons must be in these provinces but do not have to literally be on the shoreline.

US Transcontinental NDB DX Award (6 qualifying pairs of NDBs)

This certificate recognises reception of NDBs on Pacific and Atlantic coasts of continental United States. Qualifying beacons must be in states with oceanic shorelibes (excluding the Gulf of Mexico).
Stations East Coast West Coast Order
1 on each coast  
2 on each coast  
3 on each coast  
4 on each coast  

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