BARTG Quarter Century Award (QCA)

This award is available on the submission of satisfactory proof of having made two way data communication with amateur radio stations in 25 ARRL DXCC different countries. Stickers are available in increments of 25 up to a total of 300.

The award is also available to SWL on a "heard" basis.


Application for this award may be made by any of the following methods:

  1. Submission of QSL cards for the countries being claimed. These are returned after checking. Alternatively, photocopies of these QSL cards are acceptable. Such copies must clearly show both sides, if applicable, and both callsigns, and establish beyond any doubt that a two-way DATA contact took place.
  2. Submission of a check-list containing the log extracts for the countries being claimed. Check-list should include date, time, band, callsign worked, mode, RST etc. This check-list and the corresponding QSL cards should be examined by the Awards Manager of a national radio society, or by TWO officers of a recognised radio club/society. The signed check-list and appropriate fee should then be forwarded.  
  3. Claims can also be accepted based on contest log(s) submitted for any BARTG contest. The claim must be made within 5 years of the first contest log submission, and for all QSOs claimed, you must have submitted a contest or check log at the appropriate time for that contest. 

NOTE: For the purposes of establishing country status, the ARRL DXCC list is the determinant.

For further details on application and contact address of the Awards Manager, please see the How to Apply page.

Download the Award Application form here; download the Callsign List here.


The cost of this award is:

  • UK £6: cash, cheque, or PayPal
  • US $10: cash or PayPal
  • 10 Euro: cash or PayPal

The cost of each update sticker is:

  • UK £1.00: cash, cheque, or PayPal
  • US $1.00: cash or PayPal
  • 1.00 Euro: cash or PayPal

If QSL cards need to be returned, please check with the BARTG Awards Manager for return cost before sending. Please make cheques payable to BARTG.


Latest Awards and updates:

Award # Call Name  Class  Endorsement
700 YB1MBA Anil 2  
701 OM1VA Vladimir 2  
702 HA8TI Janos 2  
703 G4DBW Robert 2  
704 DL1EAL Roland 3  
705 WA3FRP Russell 11  
706 G8APB Chris 5  
707 VA6APB Chris 3  
708 ON7DC Tom 1  
709 SW9FF Dick 1  
710 VK2SF Neville 1  
711 HZ1PS Peter 7  
712 DL0HV Clubstation DOK H13 2  
713 F-16527 (SWL) Bernard 11  
714 JA1CKE Hoshino 1  

You can get a full listing of all awardholders by downloading here. This list is awating an update.

Page updated on Tuesday 18th April 2017 by G4EAN.