Award Rules Update: WAZ and Remote Operating
Last month, we described changes to our award rules to accommodate the
growing use of remote station technology among hams. We are essentially creating
parallel award tracks to recognize the distinct accomplishments of these
amateurs without compromising the history of the traditional award paths. We
included specific rule changes last month for all CQ awards except Worked All
Zones, which were still being finalized at deadline. We have now completed that
revision and present the update for WAZ
Worked All Zones
Under Section 4, WAZ Award Types, add a third box and additional notes as follow:
|WAZ By Technology|
|Type||QSOs on or After||Field Checking||Notes|
|Traditional (Local control)||14 November 1945||Yes||See Note 5|
|Remote (combined local/ remote control)||14 November 1945 for local-control QSOs; 1 January 2015 for remote QSOs||Yes||See Note 5|
|All-Remote||1 January 2015||Yes||
See Note 5
5. There are three technology categories recognized for the WAZ Award: Traditional, Remote and All-Remote.
a. Traditional - The operator is physically present at the station location (location of transmitter, receiver, and antenna) for all contacts. All contacts must be made from within the same DX entity.
b. Remote - The operator uses remote station technology to make one or more claimed contacts on or after January 1, 2015. All contacts must be made from within the same DX entity. Remote WAZ awards will be numbered separately from Traditional awards.
c. All-Remote - The operator uses remote station technology on or after January 1, 2015 to make all claimed contacts. All contacts must be made from within the same DX entity. All-Remote WAZ awards will be numbered separately from Traditional and Remote awards.
Under 5-Band WAZ, new text is added as noted (in boldface type).
5 Band WAZ
Applicants who succeed in presenting proof of contact with the 40 zones of the world on the 80-, 40-, 20-, 15-, and 10-meter bands (for a total of 200) receive a special certificate in recognition of this achievement. There are separate numbering tracks for Traditional, Remote, and All-Remote 5BWAZ Awards.
QSLs accepted: Contacts for Traditional 5BWAZ must have been made after 0000Z January 1, 1979. Contacts for Remote or All-Remote 5BWAZ must have been made after 0000Z January 1, 2015.