RVARC - Worked All Virginia Award
Worked All Virginia Award
Sponsor: Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Object: To promote amateur radio activity within the state of Virginia, and to encourage radio contacts with Virginia amateurs.
Available to Radio Amateurs worldwide who have made 2-way amateur radio contact with at least 50 Virginia counties or Independent Cities. Contacts can be made from any QTH.
The Basic Award is attained by contacting 50 counties or Independent Cities.
The Golden Endorsement requires contact with all 95 counties or an Independent City bordering the county claimed. If using the Independent City to claim credit for working a county, you may use that Independent City credit for only ONE county (for example, if you work a station in Richmond, you can't claim credit for working Henrico County AND Chesterfield County.
The Virginia Presidents Endorsement requires communication with a station in each of the 95 counties (not a bordering Independent City) AND each of the Independent Cities.
All modes and amateur frequencies are eligible for use in attaining this award. No repeater, phone patch, or cross-mode QSO's allowed.
Fees: $5.00 (U.S.) for the Basic Award to cover cost of printing and mailing. A self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) is required to get the endorsement stickers.
Applications for the Worked All Virginia (WAV) Award certificate must be submitted on the WAV application form along with a county record sheet showing callsign and county of station worked, date, time (UTC), band, and mode.
The WAV Award Managers reserve the right to spot check any QSO's for validity by requesting QSL cards or contacting the listed station to confirm the QSO.
Applications and county record sheets can be obtained by sending a legal size SASE (4x9), via E-mail file attachment, or by download.
County Record Sheet
Send completed forms to:
Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club
C/O Worked All Virginia Award
PO Box 1496
Fredericksburg, VA 22402
Note: Forms update, March 27, 2015, now available.
PDF formatted copies of the above Worked All Virginia Award qualification requirements are available here, the Application Form for the Worked All Virginia Award is here and the Virginia County/Independent City Record Sheet is here. If you experience problems downloading the files, right click the links and choose "Save Link Target As...".
A zipped copy of all three PDF files is here.
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