The Cray Valley Award
This special award and certificate is available to all radio amateurs and SWLs (Short Wave Listeners), who work or hear a specified number of Cray Valley RS members and/or our club and special event stations. It is a five tiered award with basic, bronze, silver, gold and diamond stages. The special certificate is shown below. Its aims are to encourage and increase contact with Cray Valley RS members and our locality and to foster radio friendship. A good way to start looking for active Cray Valley stations, is to listen in and/or join in to our regular open Cray Valley RS nets.
The Cray Valley Award Certificate
The Cray Valley Award Rules and how they Apply
- Each Cray Valley RS member worked/heard, count as 1 point. A list of current Cray Valley RS members is shown below.
- Each Cray Valley RS club call sign – G3RCV, GX3RCV, G1RCV, GX1RCV, M8C – or other Cray Valley RS Special Event Station operated by members – worked or heard count as 3 points. Note that regional variations of these callsigns when the club is operating from other part of the British Isles also count (e.g. MM8C).
Special Event Station callsigns valid for the Vray Valley RS Award
|GB23C||Coronation of King Charles III|
|GB70E||Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II|
|150th Anniversary of the Inauguration of the Victoria Cross|
|GB200T||200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar|
|GB2AF||100 Years of Wireless at British Vintage Wireless & Television Museum & Alfred Rickard Taylor, call sign ‘2AF’|
|GB2BF||British Wireless for the Blind Fundraiser|
|GB2FB||British Wireless for the Blind Fundraiser|
|GB2RAR||Railways on the Air|
|GB2RE||JOTA (Jamboree On The Air), Royal Eltham Scouts|
|GB2SJS||Centenary, St. John’s Church, Sidcup|
|GB4DFI||Special Station commemorating Owen Cross G4DFI (sk)|
|GB4KME||Kent Model Engineers Exhibition, Eltham|
|GB4RES||JOTA, Royal Eltham Scouts|
|GB4SH||Ham Radio – Summit Festival, Shooters Hill, London|
|GB4VLX||Special Station commemorating Deryck Buckley G3VLX (sk)|
|GB50||Golden Jubilee, H.M. Elizabeth II, Windsor Castle|
|GB50RE||50th Anniversary of the Royal Eltham Scouts|
|GB60CV||60th Anniversary of Cray Valley RS|
|GB6CW||Vintage Car Festival, Crown Woods School|
|GB6DS||JOTA, 9th Dartford Scouts|
|GB6MW||Mills on the Air Weekend|
|GB75BF||75th Anniversary, British Wireless for the Blind Fund|
|GB75CV||75th Anniversary of Cray Valley RS|
|GB8ST||Festival of Science & Technology, Crown Woods School|
|GG100RE||TDOTA (Thinking Day On The Air), 100th Anniversay of Girl Guide Movement, Royal Eltham Girl Guides|
|GR9RW||Celebrating the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle|
|M2000A||Millennium Celebrations – Ranger’s House|
|“G and M” Stations||20||45||60||75||100|
of 3 point QSOs*
Stations in GD, GI, GM, GU, GJ and GW should use the rules for “EU” stations.
- All QSOs must be made from the same DXCC country.
- Contacts can be made on any band and on any mode. Endorsements for all/single band/mode are available. (NB Contacts made via any Internet links or man-made repeating devices are not valid, i.e. voice, television or packet repeaters, satellites or anything else that electronically relays a signal).
- Each Society station or Special Event Station contacted above the maximum number shown above counts as 1 point*.
How to Claim the Award
All applicants must submit proof of working or hearing Cray Valley RS members or event stations, since 1 January 2000. Your proof of logged Cray Valley RS contacts, in a separate log book style paper format; countersigned by any two other licensed radio amateurs, should be sent to –
The Cray Valley RS Award Manager
93 Elibank Road
or email to [email protected]
Payment to be Enclosed with your Award Claim
Basic award £5, €8, $10 USD or 12 IRCs.
Bronze, Silver and Gold endorsements £1, €2, $2 USD or 3 IRCs.
Diamond award is only available to stations within the British Isles.
All awards are free to registered blind or disabled persons.
Any queries to be addressed to the awards manager.
List of Cray Valley RS Member Callsigns
2E0CVN 2E0CXO 2E0ESG 2E0FCX 2E0HFV 2E0HOE 2E0IHX 2E0IQP 2E0JBH 2E0LEH 2E0LRR 2E0LSW 2E0LZF 2E0MER 2E0OCD 2E0OHV 2E0RHW 2E0RXQ 2E0UKT 2E0UXK 2E0YRE 2E0YVF 9H1WS G0AFH G0FDP G0FDZ G0HIQ G0KPZ G0OMH G0PZA G0UJA G0UJK G0UKN G0VJG G1BUO G1JKE G3KGM G3RGS G3SPJ G3SXE G3WMR G3YJW G3ZPS G4ADM G4AEH G4BUO G4DBL G4EGU G4FAA G4FNL G4JED G4JMM G4LZG G4NHP G4NOW G4TSH G4WIF G4WNF G4YMF G6DBE G6HTH G6LPF G6LUD G6NRH G6WCX G7GLW G7TWC G7ULL G8CHB G8GD G8IPY G8ITB G8JAD G8JNZ G8JWX G8MCA G8PJF G8RW G8WBU G8XDR G8YTZ G8ZZK GM0WED LZ1QN M0DXR M0GVH M0HPF M0HPZ M0IAO M0IKC M0JCF M0JHB M0JXG M0JZN M0KBX M0KPU M0KSJ M0KUK M0LRH M0MCV M0MDR M0NAI M0NOY M0NPB M0OSS M0OVA M0RJT M0SCJ M0SJW M0SLM M0TBS M0TGV M0THR M0UAT M0UCI M0UKK M0UKL M0UPS M0VMF M0VWW M0WDT M0WDV M0WGF M0WPG M0XBO M0XHT M1BPN M1CBK M1HPR M1TAD M3UJR M6LOZ M7CXU M7EBL M7EGZ M7FTW M7HBL M7HKW M7IBL M7JSR M7NAJ M7OMD M7PHM M7PKM M7RAD M7TBL M7XIO M7XXS WM5DX