The Ecosphere Award

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1 May to 31 July 2017

RUSSIA   





The year 2017 has been declared in Russia as the Ecology Year. Accordingly, our group has arranged a special event call sign R2017F (Russia-2017-Field), which we will use for amateur radio activity from a number of specially protected Natural Areas during a three month period of time. . Some of those areas will have RFF-references ("Russian Flora & Fauna" in the RFF, WFF and WWFF ham radio award programs) and are absolutely new ones on the radio amateur map of the world.

In order to draw attention to the activity of R2017F and to our "Field Flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon, we have established a special short term "Ecosphere" 2 Award of two levels, issued to radio amateurs around the world for making QSOs with R2017F and participants of the "Field Flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon.

General conditions
Contacts with Special call sign radio station R2017F and Participants of "Field Flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon will be made during their outdoor activity (CALL /P). A constantly updated list of Marathon participants is available on the page of current Marathon results: Home > QRP Marathon > Ranking Tables, made from May 01 to July 31, 2017 inclusive are valid for the award.
Duplicated QSOs are valid only with station R2017F working from different specially protected Natural Areas (RFF-references). Information about RFF-reference can be obtained during QSO with R2017F or from our announcements calendar, from announcements in "Agenda" section of the WWFF website, from our posts in the WWFF group of the Facebook social network, from spots in radio amateur clusters.

QSO with one of the organizers of Outdoor QRP Activity Group (UA3LMR (also RD2A), RN3ANT, UR0ET, RK8A) — "Joker" — may be counted to substitute any one missing QSO with R2017F.

There are two levels of "Ecosphere" Award, including:
Level II (starting) Award — an electronic certificate will be issued at no cost.
Level I (basic) Award — a hard copy certificate (the cost of issuing this, including delivery is an equivalent of US$5 for stations in the Russian Federation or US$7 for stations in any other parts of the world.

Payments are accepted through PayPal to RN3ANT@gmail.com .

Requirements:

1. European applicants need:
Level II (starting) — QSOs with R2017F operating from 5 different RFF-references and QSOs with 5 different participants of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon.
Level I (basic) — QSOs with R2017F operating from 10 different RFF-references and QSOs with 10 different participants of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon.

2. Non-European applicants need:
Level II (starting) — QSOs with R2017F from 1 RFF-reference and QSOs with 5 different participants of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon.
Level I (basic) — QSOs with R2017F operating from 2 different RFF-references and QSOs with 10 different participants of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon.

3. Participants of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon need:
Level II (starting) — at least 50 QSOs from 5 different places/routes
(according to the Rules of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon).

Level I (basic) — at least 70 QSOs from 7 different places/routes (according to the Rules of the "Field flowers" outdoor QRP Marathon).

4. SWL can earn the "Ecosphere" Award on rules established for Amateur Stations. .

Applications:

Award applications should be filled in according to the standard procedure as a GCR (General certification rule) QSO log extract, including all the standard information regarding QSO’s and additionally RFF-references for QSO with R2017F should be sent to the award manager at award@outdoorQRP.org .

Applications for the "Ecosphere" Award are accepted until August 31, 2017 inclusive, dispatch of Level I Awards will start since September 01, 2017.1 — Specially Protected

Definitions:
1 - Natural Areas — grounds, water surface and air space above them, where natural complexes and objects are located that have a special nature protection, scientific, cultural, aesthetic, recreational and health value.

2--Ecosphere — (from Greek ï êïò oîkos — environment, habitat and óöá ñá — ball) is the worldwide sum of all ecosystems, ecological sheath of the Earth, the totality of its properties as the planet, creating conditions for the growth of biological systems.

* — The cost is approximate and may change, depending on the change in postal rates at the time of receipt of the application.

E-mail: RN3ANT@uqrqc.ru

Direct link for the Terms is http://www.outdoorqrp.org/awards-prog/eco

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