Operating Awards

Plaque_s

The Yasme Plaque
Trophy_s

The Yasme Trophy

The Yasme Foundation offers a beautiful plaque to anyone who submits proof showing contacts with 30 different call signs of YASME officers, directors and/or operations. For proof of 60 contacts, a trophy in the shape of the sailboat “Yasme” is awarded. Eligible call signs are listed on the Yasme Awards Call Sign Directory page.

There is no charge for Yasme Plaque or the Yasme Trophy Awards.

The awards are sent via UPS or FedEx, so please be sure to provide a shipping address for “ground delivery.” (NOTE: Ground delivery must be made to a street address, not to a PO Box.)

How to Apply

Award application should be made by letter to the Awards Manager:

Randy Wright, W6CUA
18432 Milmar Blvd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546 USA

For questions (not to apply) email the Awards Manager

The application must include:

  • your name
  • your call sign
  • mailing address
  • shipping address
  • e-mail address
  • a list of the stations contacted with dates and bands
  • a GCR certification (see below)

GCR Rule:  As a general principle, QSLs are not required to be included with the application. Following what is considered to be General Certifications Rules (GCR) is satisfactory: a list of the appropriate QSOs with a signed certification by an official of a national-level Amateur Radio Society or two officers of a local Amateur Radio Club stating that the valid QSLs are in possession of the applicant will be honored by Yasme. This list should show the call sign, date, time, frequency, mode and signal report for each contact. Yasme reserves the right to inspect QSL cards on request and any decisions made by Yasme as to the validity of an application is final.

If you have a personal log record which shows contact with a station in our Yasme Awards Call Sign Directory, but you do not yet have a QSL card confirming that contact, you may request cards from the QSL Manager. Cards are only available if the DXpedition call is marked with an asterisk (*).

Additional Information

For more information, or to request QSL cards, contact (do not contact W6CUA, the Awards Manager):

The Yasme Foundation
P.O. Box 20578
Castro Valley, CA 94546

or email Eric Gomes, AK6Y, Yasme QSL Manager