The SHPA Award Series was devised by the European PSK Club on 1st
June 2008. This was to sponsor a series of awards for PSK contacts with
amateur radio stations having different suffixes in the callsigns.
SHPA-1000, SHPA-2000, SHPA-3000, SHPA-4000, SHPA-5000, SHPA-6000,
SHPA-7000, SHPA-8000, SHPA-9000, and SHPA-10000 Awards may be claimed
by any licensed radio amateur, club station or DMS/SWL eligible under
these Rules who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of having
contacted/monitored 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000,
9000, and 10000 amateur radio stations respectively at the time of
application by using any PSK mode.
suffix counts only once. The suffix is any letter combination after the
last number of the callsign. There are 26 possible combinations for
"single letter" suffixes (from A to Z), 676 combinations - for "two
letter" suffixes (from AA to ZZ), and 17576 combinations - for "three
letter" suffixes (from AAA to ZZZ). All unique suffixes having more
than 3 letters in the suffix also count for this award series. Special
event stations using callsings without suffixes do not count for SHPA
awards. Contacts are valid on or after 1st January 2000. The award manager is Reinhard Lipkow,
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 54 MHz. Confirmations from the DMS/SWL stations are
accepted as confirmed contacts.
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 award manager reserves the right to spot call sign for inspection
of applied contacts. The purpose of this is not to call into question
the integrity of any individual, but rather to ensure the overall
integrity of the EPC award program. More difficult attained specialty
awards (such as SHPA-10000) are more likely to be so called. Failure of
the applicant to respond to such spot check will result in non-issuance
of the EPC award. The decision of the award manager on this and other
matters of dispute will be finals.
awards are issued FREE of charge in a high quality PDF format and sent
via email to the applicants. Awards can be printed with the highest
quality and with optimal performance by applicants themselves. The SHPA
award series is issued to the EPC members only. If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact the award manager.
SHPA Award Series Application Procedure
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.