EIPA - European Islands PSK Award Series
The European Islands PSK Award Series (EIPA) was devised by the European PSK Club (EPC) on 8th April 2009. This was to sponsor a series of PSK awards for contacts with amateur radio stations from various IOTA island groups located in Europe.
25, EIPA 50, EIPA 75, and EIPA 100 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 or monitored amateur radio stations from 25, 50, 75, and 100
different European IOTA island groups respectively on B(Q)PSK31,
B(Q)PSK63, and B(Q)PSK125 modes. Credit will be given for contacts made
on any of the amateur bands below 30 MHz. Each island group counts only
once. Contacts made to claim EIPA awards have no time or date
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. Confirmations from the DMS/SWL stations 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.
Please make sure that the «IOTA» field in your ADIF
log contains the contacted station's IOTA designator, in format EU-XXX.
This is a mandatory requirement to make able the manager's software to
check your application correctly. 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 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. The 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.
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 EIPA
award series is issued to the EPC members only. If you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact the award manager.
All claims for the EIPA awards should be made by 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.