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About These Awards

Daytime DX Awards (Daytime hours are 1800 - 2200 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
359 BO 'Ustik' Boise ID USA 400 493 793 2010-10-22 2150
406 YLJ Meadow Lake SK CAN 15 727 1170 2011-04-22 2002
356 ZF Yellowknife NT CAN 1000 995 1601 2010-10-22 2148
201 IP Mobile AZ USA 25 1225 1972 2017-11-25 1800
323 KR Squaw Schefferville QC CAN 250 2379 3830 2018-10-27 1837

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
412 1W Sandy Bay SK CAN   997 1605 2015-04-25 0700
230 HPT Hampton IA USA 25 1499 2412 2006-10-29 0535
349 GW 'Teock' Greenwood MS USA 25 1996 3213 2019-12-31 0530
216 ME Matane QC CAN 100 2477 3986 2009-11-18 0409
374 SA Sable Island NS CAN   2945 4740 1996-11-25 0657
359 NDJ Bucholz (Kwajalein) MHL   4813 7746 2010-10-24 1105
238 KT Kaitaia NZL 1100 6980 11234 2016-11-23 1245

European NDB DX Awards (1 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
SVB  
 
 
 

North American NDB DX Awards (52 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 FL GA  
GRL IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MB MI MN MO MS MT NB NC ND NE NJ NL  
NM NS NT NU NV NY OH OK ON OR PA QC SC SD SK  
TN TX UT WA WI WY YT  

Caribbean / Central American NDB DX Awards (11 qualifying countries)

Available in the following categories:
Countries
3
10
15
20
NDB List Country codes Order
ATG BAH CUB  
CYM DOM HND JMC MEX PTR SAP  
TRD  
 

South American NDB DX Awards (5 qualifying countries)

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

Asian NDB DX Awards (4 qualifying countries)

Available in the following categories:
Countries
1
3
5
10
NDB List Country codes Order
JPN  
MTS RSE  
VOI  
 

Australian and Pacific Islands NDB DX Awards (13 qualifying countries)

Get it in these 'denominations'
Countries
1
3
5
10
NDB List Country codes Order
CKS  
FSM HWA  
MDW MHL  
NRU NZL PAQ SLM SMA  

North of 60 Award (98 qualifying signals)

Transatlantic DX Awards (1 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 (8 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 (6 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 (28 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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