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Colorado 14er Awards

Bob Witte K0NR <k0nr-list@...>
 

Announcing the Colorado 14er Awards
Bob Witte, K0NR
6 July 2003

Two new awards are now available for radio contacts to and from the
14,000-foot mountains of Colorado. The SUMMIT AWARD is earned by making
contact with 10 or more of the 14er mountains. The PINNACLE AWARD
recognizes operation from 14er summits, requiring radio operation from 5
or more summits. Award recipients will receive an attractive, colorful
certificate with name, call sign and the number of peaks worked or
activated on it.

Any amateur band can be used to make these contacts. No QSL cards are
required but a list of stations worked (including call sign, summit,
date, time, band and mode) must be submitted. Endorsements such as HF-
only, VHF/UHF only, specific band, specific mode, satellite, etc. are
available at the discretion of the awards manager. (If you have a
specific idea for an endorsement, just ask!) Repeater contacts are not
allowed but OSCAR satellite contacts do count for the awards.

The Colorado 14er Event (August 10, 2003) is an excellent opportunity to
work or activate 14er summits. However, radio contacts can be made
anytime during the year and count towards these two awards.

To apply for these awards, review the details of the award rules and
download the application form at the Colorado 14er Event web site
(http://www.Colorado14erEvent.org). A $5 fee covers the cost of the
certificate and associated expenses. Questions should be directed to the
awards manager, Paul Ermisch KB0LUR (email:
awards@...)