The Greek PSK Award Series (GRPA)
was devised by the European PSK Club on 16th February 2008. This was to
sponsor a series of PSK awards based on the EPC membership and
administrative geography of Greece. The official award manager is
Nikolaos Georgiadis SV2HRS.
The GRPA award may be claimed by any EPC member eligible under these Rules who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of having contacted EPC members from Greece by using any type of the Phase Shift Keying.
The applicant should earn a certain amount of points from a certain
amount of EU areas within Greece for each award level as listed below.
Each contact is worth 5 points. A multiplier of 1 (one) is for each
different EU Area and each IOTA island group within Greece. The final
score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of
multipliers. Greek station located on the island gives 2 (two)
multipliers simultaneously, 1 (one) for EU area, and 1 (one) for IOTA
island group. As an exception 5 (five) contacts with different non-EPC
members from Greece can be used as a «Joker» to replace any one missing
EU area. In this case an award applicant gets 1 (one) point per each
QSO, 1 (one) "EU area multiplier" for all 5 contacts, and 1 (one)
separate multiplier per each IOTA group if applicable. This counts once
per 1 (one) award. It could be used 9 times in total per whole award
series. Contacts for GRPA are valid on or after 10th June 2006.
are nine GRPA Awards are available: GRPA IX Parthenon Award - 1000
points (minimum 10 GR areas); GRPA VIII Delphi Award - 2000 points
(minimum 15 GR areas); GRPA VII Marathon Award - 3000 points (minimum
20 GR areas); GRPA VI Delos Award - 4000 points (minimum 25 GR areas);
GRPA V Naxos Award - 5000 points (minimum 30 GR areas); GRPA IV Temple
of Poseidon Award - 7000 points (minimum 35 GR areas); GRPA III Knossos
Award - 9000 points (minimum 40 GR areas); GRPA II White Tower Award -
11000 points (minimum 45 GR areas); GRPA I Alexander the Great Award -
14000 points (minimum 50 GR areas).
QSL-cards 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 Greek SWL or DMS 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 GRPA Award
Programme. 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 could be printed with the highest
quality and with optimal performance by applicants themselves. GRPA
awards are issued to the EPC members only. If you have any questions,
please do not hesitate to contact us.
Map of the EU Areas within Greece.
1000 points and minimum 10 GR areas
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2000 points and minimum 15 GR areas
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3000 points and minimum 20 GR areas
4000 points and minimum 25 GR areas
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5000 points and minimum 30 GR areas
Temple of Poseidon Award
7000 points and minimum 35 GR areas
9000 points and minimum 40 GR areas
White Tower Award
11000 points and minimum 45 GR areas
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Alexander the Great Award
14000 points and minimum 50 GR areas
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.