Worked All Zones Award Rules
Section 4. WAZ Award Types
Note 1: The process of endorsing a CW/Phone WAZ Award has been discontinued. The old CW/Phone WAZ Award has been renamed MIXED Mode WAZ. The existing CW/Phone WAZ award numbering sequence has been discontinued in support of this change.
Note 2: This WAZ award is designed to encourage activity and experimentation using any of the digital modes available to amateurs. The list includes, but is not limited to, PSK-31, AMTOR, PACTOR, and Spread Spectrum. QSL cards must indicate the specific mode used for the QSO. RTTY does not count for this award, as it has its own award. This award will not be endorsed for any specific digital mode. You may elect to use a single digital mode or different digital modes in working toward this WAZ award.
Note 3: The 160 Meter WAZ Award requires that the applicant submit QSL cards from at least 30 zones. Endorsement stickers are issued at the 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40 zone levels.
Note 4: The Satellite, EME and 6 Meter WAZ Awards require that the applicant submit QSL cards from at least 25 zones. Endorsement stickers are issued at the 30, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 40 zone levels. The Satellite and EME Awards are not band specific; you may apply QSOs from multiple bands. Applications and cards for these awards must be submitted to the WAZ Award Manager.
Note 5: There are three technology categories recognized for the WAZ Award: Traditional, Remote and All-Remote.
There is no special numbering system for these awards and they must still meet all the other requirements for CQ Awards.
5 Band WAZ
Applicants who succeed in presenting proof of contact with the 40 zones of the world on each of the 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands (for a total of 200) receive a special certificate in recognition of this achievement. There are separate numbering tracks for Traditional, Remote and All-Remote 5BWAZ Awards.
NOTE: A prerequisite for 5 Band WAZ is that the applicant must already be a holder of any 40-zone WAZ. THE NUMBER, DATE, AND AWARD TYPE MUST BE INDICATED ON THE 5BWAZ APPLICATION
The first plateau is a total of 150 zones across any combination of the 5 bands listed above. A certificate will be issued with a unique award number, indicating the initial number of zones confirmed.
After reaching the150 zone plateau, each 10 zones requires the submission of QSL cards and the application fee.
Upon reaching 200 zones confirmed, the applicant will be issued a 200 zones endorsement sticker to affix to their 5BWAZ certificate that was previously issued. No other endorsement stickers are issued.
Upon reaching the 200 zones level, the applicant may wish to purchase an engraved plaque to acknowledge the achievement.
MODES: Mixed Mode ONLY. The 5 Band WAZ Award is not available for any single mode.
QSLs accepted: Contacts for Traditional 5BWAZ must have been made after 0000Z January 1, 1979. Contacts for Remote or All-Remote 5BWAZ must have been made after 0000Z January 1, 2015.
Card checking: Checking of 5BWAZ awards by CQ awards checkpoints is available for initial applications of up to 170 cards.
Applicants wishing to submit more than 170 cards may do as follows:
Submit 170 cards to a checkpoint. Once these cards are approved and the application is signed by the checkpoint, another application can be prepared for the additional cards (as an endorsement). The original application (signed by the checkpoint) must be submitted along with the endorsement application and cards to the WAZ Award Manager.
ALL QSLS TO ENDORSE A 5BWAZ AWARD MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE WAZ AWARDS MANAGER
Application forms: CQ form 1479 or a facsimile shall be used. A separate application form is required for each band.
NOTE: For Multi-band QSLs please include a summary sheet indicating the callsign and bands for each particular card. This will aid in checking of QSL cards.
Applying For The WAZ Award
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