The Prefix Hunter PSK Award was devised by the
European PSK Club on 14th January 2007. This was to sponsor a series of
PSK awards based on the radioamateur callsign prefixes. Prefix Hunter
100, Prefix Hunter 200, Prefix Hunter 300, Prefix Hunter 400, Prefix
Hunter 500, Prefix Hunter 600, Prefix Hunter 700, Prefix Hunter 800,
Prefix Hunter 900 and Prefix Hunter 1000 Awards may be claimed by any
licensed radio amateur, club station or SWL eligible under these rules
who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of having contacted 100,
200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 and 1000 different prefixes
respectively at the time of application by using any PSK mode. EPC membership is required for the Prefix Hunter PSK Award applicants. All contacts must be made since January 1, 2000.
are not required. Awards are issued to the person or club. The person
or club can use any legal call sign. Contacts made from club stations
or special event stations count to the credit of both the club and the
operator. All stations must be operated in accordance with their
licensing conditions. Contacts may be made from any location in the
same DXCC country. Credit will be given for contacts made on any of the
amateur bands below 30 MHz. Confirmations from the EPC Short Wave
Listeners are accepted as confirmed contacts. All stations contacted
must be "land stations." Contacts with ships and boats, anchored or
underway, and airborne aircraft, cannot be counted. For the purposes of
this award, remote control operating points must also be land based.
Exception: Permanently docked exhibition ships, such as the Queen Mary
and other historic ships will be considered land based.
submission for credit of any altered or forged log extractions or,
equally, bad behaviour on or off the air which is judged by the
European PSK Club to bring a particular programme into disrepute may
result in disqualification of the applicant from the Award Programme.
The decision of the award manager on this and other matters of dispute
will be finals.
All awards are issued FREE of charge in a high
quality PDF format and sent via email to the applicants. Awards could
be printed then with the highest quality and with optimal performance
by applicants themselves. If you have any questions, please do not
hesitate to contact us.
letter/numeral combinations which form the first part of the amateur
callsign will be considered the prefix. Examples: G6, M3, WD5,HG3,
HG19, WB2, KC2, OE2, U3, ZS66, etc. Any difference in the numbering,
lettering, or order of same shall constitute a separate prefix. A
prefix will be considered if licensed by the governing authority in the
country of operation. In cases of portable operation in another country
or call area, the portable designator would then become the prefix.
Example: WN5N/7 would count as W7, J6/WN5N would count as J6, KH6/WN5N
would count as KH6, etc. Portable designators without numbers will be
assigned a zero (Ø) at the end of the designator to form the prefix.
Example: LX/WN5N would count as LXØ. When claiming a prefix which has
been sent as KC5KKY/XV5, for example, it is requested that the claimed
prefix be listed in the proper alphabetical position, such as
XV5/KC5KKY. The portable prefix must be an authorized prefix of the
country/area of operation. Maritime mobile, mobile, /A, /E, /J, /P, or
interim license class identifiers do not count as prefixes. All calls
without numbers will be assigned a zero (Ø) plus the first two letters
to form a prefix. Examples: XEFTJW would count as XEØ, RAEM would count
as RAØ, AIR as AIØ, etc.
Since 1st June 2008 all claims for the EPC awards should be made using our UltimateEPC Award Management Software
written by DK5UR. The award applicant should re-submit his application
when claiming for higher classes of awards. The award manager will keep
all your records in our database. Please make sure before you submit
your ADIF log that you have checked it with the appropriate software.