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NAQCC Friendship Club Award

Comments:

If you have been reluctant to take the time required to prepare your FC award application, there is now a VERY easy way to do it using GenLog. Here is a tutorial on how to do it.

We are combining our former Worked Members Award - Advanced and our former Worked Members Award - Basic into the Friendship Club Award. This award is designed to encourage our members to become friends with each other on the air by getting to know more about each other in addition to just a name and number. You may also earn it by simply working 200 different members if you don't want to deal with what some believe are overly complicated point value QSO's.

It's the club number that determines a different member. That is President Tom's previous KB3LFC call and current WY3H call count as just one member - number 0001. Likewise all club calls - KB3MQT, N3AQC, N1A, N2A, N3A, N4A, N5A, N6A, N7A, N8A, N9A, N0A count as just one member - number 1100 regardless of who the operator is at the time.


Time Frame For Qualifying QSO's:

January 1, 2005 0000Z through the present


Friendship Club Award Premise:

Earn points for QSO's with members with more points being assigned to contest/sprint QSO's and especially where you really learn something about who you are working. Or work 200 different members counting each as simply a one-point QSO regardless of type. The choice is yours.


Categories:

200 points.


Equipment:

YOU:
Power: QRP
Antenna: Any.

HAM YOU WORK:
Power: Any
Antenna: Any


QSOs:

Any kind of 2X CW QSO.


Other:

You must have been a member at the time of the QSO.

We encourage you to give out your NAQCC number in a QSO and if the person you are working is also a member, continue on with a rag chew to get to know each other better. If the person is not a member, continue with a rag chew anyway and tell them all about the NAQCC. Then if they later join the club, that becomes a one-point QSO for you.


QSO Point Values:

1 point - A QSO with a non-member who later became a member counts for 1 point. This allows you to go back through your logs from 1/1/05 to date and search for points. See the table at the bottom of the page for approximate dates when numbers were assigned.

1 point - A QSO with a member consisting of only RST QTH NAME RIG WX NUMBER.

2 points - A QSO in a contest or sprint with someone who is a member at the time of the QSO. We assign two points since a goal of the club is to help members improve CW skills and contesting is a great way to do that.

4 points - Here's the meat of the award. A QSO with someone who is a member at the time of the QSO where you go beyond the usual RST-QTH-NAME-RIG-WX-NUMBER and actually find out something about the ham you are communicating with. For example, you find out that the ham is an ex-major league baseball player (NK7U, if he were a member), served on the USS Arizona shortly before Pearl Harbor, worked in broadcasting (K3WWP), plays chess (WY3H), loves fishing (N0NBD), etc. Basically anything that goes beyond the 6 items listed above.

5 points - A QSO with any of our club calls (KB3MQT N3AQC N#A which all have #1100 regardless of the operator). The 5 points can only be claimed once since it is the club number that counts, not the operator or call sign. Once you make a QSO and get the club number 1100, that's it - no further QSO's with any club call count.

Only one point value per QSO. That is, a long rag chew with N3AQC would be 5 points NOT 5+4=9 points.

Only one QSO with a member will be counted, even if that member changes calls. As with the club call, it is the club number that counts, not the call sign. If you worked club President Tom when he was KB3LFC, then again when he changed to WY3H, you can only claim his number once. However you can replace a QSO with a higher point value QSO at any time to increase your points total. For example if you have the following hypothetical QSO's with KB3LFC/WY3H:
2005-Jan-30 KB3LFC 0001 1pt regular QSO
2005-Jul-14 KB3LFC 0001 2pts NAQCC Sprint
2005-Dec-5  WY3H 0001 4pts Worked as a newspaper reporter
You may replace the 1 point QSO with the 2 point QSO, and then replace the 2 point QSO with the 4 point QSO. You may do this even though you already submitted a lower point value QSO for an award or endorsement.


Certificate:

Issued when you reach 200 points. A certificate sent to you via email is FREE. You may make a monetary donation, only if you wish to do so. There is no obligation to do so. If you want us to print your certificate and send it via regular mail, the fee is $3.00 per certificate.


Web Site Listing:

All certificates and subsequent endorsements will receive a listing on the web site.


Endorsements:

At each 100 points beyond the basic 200, i.e. 300,400,500,etc. points. Endorsements are free since there is no printed certificate involved, just the web site 'Honor Roll' listing.


Logs:

Send a list with one QSO per line containing at least the following sorted in ascending order by NAQCC number:
Date, Call, NAQCC number, point value of QSO.
When applying for an endorsement, all QSO's must be listed, not just the ones giving the latest 100 points.


See General Award Rules for information applying to this and all other awards.


To help in determining if someone was a member at the time you worked them, here are approximate dates when the members joined. We did not keep accurate dates before 1/20/05 when we had already reached 681 members.

Range      Nr   Joined
0001-0039  39   Before 10/16/04
0040-0201 162   10/16/04-10/30/04
0202-0643 442   10/31/04-01/01/05

0644-0720  77   Jan 2005
0721-0776  46   Feb 2005
0777-0835  59   Mar 2005
0836-0875  40   Apr 2005
0876-0910  35   May 2005
0911-0935  25   Jun 2005
0936-0972  37   Jul 2005
0973-0996  24   Aug 2005
0997-1034  38   Sep 2005
1035-1077  43   Oct 2005
1078-1118  41   Nov 2005
1119-1145  27   Dec 2005 - total in 2005: 502

1146-1242  97   Jan 2006
1243-1283  41   Feb 2006
1284-1333  50   Mar 2006
1334-1368  35   Apr 2006
1369-1404  36   May 2006
1405-1445  41   Jun 2006
1446-1480  35   Jul 2006
1481-1501  21   Aug 2006
1502-1534  33   Sep 2006
1535-1568  34   Oct 2006
1569-1596  28   Nov 2006
1597-1634  38   Dec 2006 - total in 2006: 489

1635-1691  57   Jan 2007
1692-1717  26   Feb 2007
1718-1772  55   Mar 2007
1773-1822  50   Apr 2007
1823-1883  61   May 2007
1884-1933  50   Jun 2007
1934-1972  39   Jul 2007
1973-2016  44   Aug 2007
2017-2038  22   Sep 2007
2039-2078  40   Oct 2007
2079-2118  40   Nov 2007
2119-2168  50   Dec 2007 - total in 2007: 534

2169-2224  56   Jan 2008
2225-2271  47   Feb 2008
2272-2319  48   Mar 2008
2320-2365  46   Apr 2008
2366-2404  39   May 2008
2405-2455  51   Jun 2008
2456-2488  33   Jul 2008
2489-2694 206   Aug 2008
2695-2852 158   Sep 2008
2853-2946  94   Oct 2008
2947-3011  65   Nov 2008
3012-3067  56   Dec 2008 - total in 2008: 899

3068-3335  68   Jan 2009
3336-3595 260   Feb 2009
3596-3647  52   Mar 2009
3648-3706  59   Apr 2009
3707-3744  38   May 2009
3745-3783  39   Jun 2009
3784-3830  47   Jul 2009
3831-3871  41   Aug 2009
3872-3904  33   Sep 2009
3905-3944  40   Oct 2009
3945-3987  43   Nov 2009
3988-4029  42   Dec 2009 - total in 2009: 962

4030-4059  30   Jan 2010
4060-4482 423   Feb 2010
4483-4526  44   Mar 2010
4527-4556  30   Apr 2010
4557-4608  52   May 2010
4609-4661  53   Jun 2010
4662-4697  36   Jul 2010
4698-4734  37   Aug 2010
4735-4769  35   Sep 2010
4770-4813  44   Oct 2010
4814-5260 447   Nov 2010
5261-5331  71   Dec 2010 - total in 2010: 1,302

5332-5381  50   Jan 2011
5382-5412  31   Feb 2011
5413-5464  52   Mar 2011
5465-5510  46   Apr 2011
5511-5545  34   May 2011
5546-5592  47   Jun 2011
5593-5630  38   Jul 2011
5631-5680  50   Aug 2011
5681-5714  34   Sep 2011
5714-5741  27   Oct 2011
5742-5785  43   Nov 2011
5786-5834  49   Dec 2011 - total in 2011: 503

5835-5878  44   Jan 2012
5879-5919  41   Feb 2012
5920-5966  47   Mar 2012
5967-6011  45   Apr 2012
6012-6063  51   May 2012
6064-6115  52   Jun 2012
6116-6171  56   Jul 2012
6172-6216  45   Aug 2012
6217-6259  43   Sep 2012
6260-6291  32   Oct 2012
6292-6330  39   Nov 2012
6331-6397  67   Dec 2012 - total in 2012: 563

6397-6448  51   Jan 2013
6449-6503  55   Feb 2013
6504-6607 104   Mar 2013
6608-6675  68   Apr 2013
6676-6719  44   May 2013
6720-6773  54   Jun 2013
6774-6825  52   Jul 2013
6826-6866  41   Aug 2013
6867-6885  19   Sep 2013
6886-6918  33   Oct 2013
6919-6976  58   Nov 2013
6977-7035  59   Dec 2013 - total in 2013: 638

7036-7096  61   Jan 2014
7097-7147  51   Feb 2014
7148-7208  61   Mar 2014
7209-7238  30   Apr 2014
7239-7290  52   May 2014
7291-7352  62   Jun 2014
7353-7390  38   Jul 2014
7391-7459  69   Aug 2014
7460-7496  37   Sep 2014
7497-7535  39   Oct 2014
7536-7575  40   Nov 2014
7576-7628  53   Dec 2014 - total in 2014: 593

7629-7677  49   Jan 2015
7678-7721  44   Feb 2015
7722-7767  46   Mar 2015
7768-7819  52   Apr 2015
7820-7857  38   May 2015
7858-7892  35   Jun 2015
7893-7939  47   Jul 2015
7940-7978  39   Aug 2015
7979-8019  41   Sep 2015
8020-8064  45   Oct 2015
8065-8095  31   Nov 2015
8096-8136  41   Dec 2015 - total in 2015: 508

8137-8200  64   Jan 2016
8201-8309 109   Feb 2016
8310-8360  51   Mar 2016
8361-8419  59   Apr 2016
8420-8469  50   May 2016
8470-8505  36   Jun 2016
8506-8561  56   Jul 2016
8562-8591  30   Aug 2016
8592-8621  30   Sep 2016
8622-8669  48   Oct 2016
8670-8706  37   Nov 2016
8797-8756  50   Dec 2016 - total in 2016: 620

8757-8814  58   Jan 2017
8815-8859  45   Feb 2017