Awards & Certificates

Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS) sponsors several different awards and certificates. Maybe you’ve already qualified for some of them.

The A-Z award

This award is available to all current PCARS members for contacting 26 current PCARS members (current members on the date of award submission) with the last letter in their suffix to complete the English alphabet – letters A through Z. More information about the award, including complete rules can be found at www.portcars.org/wp/?p=1613.

Not sure who is in the club? Log into the PCARS web site under the ‘Member’ tab (http://www.portcars.org/wp/members/roster/member_login.php) and you can see a full list of PCARS members.

 

Ohio State Parks On The Air Contest (OSPOTA)

Each year, on the Saturday following Labor Day, operators from all over have fun activating Ohio state parks. You can score some cool plaques, and or certificates by turning in a good score. There are awards for winning In-Ohio Park stations. There are also awards for both In-Ohio, and Out-of-Ohio stations. You can find out more about OSPOTA on our web page.

 

Worked All Ohio State Parks Award

This numbered award is presented to stations who successfully confirm contact with all Ohio State Parks.  Complete rules can be found here.
Note – The first 10 stations qualifying for this award will receive a plaque. Awards number 11 and greater will receive a certificate.

 

Activated All Ohio State Parks Award

This numbered award is presented to stations who successfully travel to and activate Ohio State Parks.  Complete rules can be found here.
Note – The first 10 stations qualifying for this award will receive a plaque. Awards number 11 and greater will receive a certificate.

 

Freeze Your Acorns Off (FYAO) Certificate

Did you contact K8BF during one of our Freeze Your Acorns Off Events? If so, we have a cool certificate waiting for you. Complete instructions for claiming it are on our FYAO page.

 

QSL Manager

If you’ve worked our club station K8BF, possibly under the previous callsign KD8CKP, we would love to exchange QSL cards with you! Please contact QSL Manager Bob Hewett, K8FEY EMAIL