The Galapagos Islands HC8/HD8 DX Diploma
Issued by the DX-TA-SEA DX CLUB (WW8DX), this multicolored diploma measuring 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm) is awarded to Amateur Radio Operators and Short Wave Listeners for confirming contacts (SWL reception of) a minimum of 3 different HC8 or HD8 stations in the Galapagos Islands.
This award has been developed to recognize past Amateur Radio activities from the Galapagos Islands, as well as to promote future DX operations from the 2 different HC8 & HD8 prefixes.
A special endorsement is available for those confirming QSO’s with (reception of) “8” different Galapagos Islands callsigns, one of which must be an HD8 callsign.
All contacts or SWL reports must be made after November 20, 1945. Contacts may be made using different personal callsigns, but, they must be made from within the same DXCC country. Endorsements are available by Band, Mode or QRP < 5W.
Basic diploma: $5.00 US or 4 Euros (or equivalent - foreign currency accepted at current exchange rate) or 6 new style IRC’s
(valid ONLY if properly stamped).
The “8” Stations upgrade endorsement at a later date:
SAE + $2.00 US or 1 Euro (or equivalent) or 2 new style IRC’s.
All awards and endorsements are free to Ecuadorean (HC & HC8) Amateur Radio Operators and Ecuadorean SWL’s.
(DO NOT SEND QSL’s) Send LIST of QSO’s or GCR List indicating: STATION WORKED (HEARD), DATE, BAND, MODE & special endorsement to:
Dr. Rick Dorsch, NE8Z/HC1MD
P.O. Box 616
Hamburg, MI 48139-0616
Dr. Rick Dorsch
P.O. Box 616
Hamburg, MI 48139-0616
“The Galapagos Islands HC8/HD8 DX Diploma”