[amsat-bb] Re: DC and AMSAT Awards

Bruce kk5do at amsat.org
Tue Sep 24 08:35:46 PDT 2013

If the FCC and ARRL would recognize the District of Columbia with its 
own prefix as the RAC has done with their provencies and territories 
then we should. However, until they do, it is included as a contact for 

Here is the list from RAC that they use for their contests.
Nova Scotia [NS] (VE1, VA1, CY9, CYØ);
Quebec [QC] (VE2, VA2);
Ontario [ON] (VE3, VA3);
Manitoba [MB] (VE4, VA4);
Saskatchewan [SK] (VE5, VA5);
Alberta [AB] (VE6, VA6);
British Columbia [BC] (VE7, VA7);
Northwest Territories [NT] (VE8);
New Brunswick [NB] (VE9);
Newfoundland and Labrador [NL] (VO1, VO2);
Nunavut [NU] (VYØ);
Yukon [YT] (VY1);
Prince Edward Island [PE] (VY2).

AMSAT chose to use the same list in their award since AMSAT-NA includes 

Hope this helps.


On 9/24/2013 9:13 AM, Paul Stoetzer wrote:
> Good morning,
> I was curious about the rules for the the OSCAR Satellite Communications
> Achievement Award, the OSCAR Sexagesimal Award, and the OSCAR Century Award.
> The rules from KK5DO's website state that "A contact is defined as one with
> a station in another state, DXCC country or Canadian Provience. Once you
> have a contact with a station in that area, you must hunt for another."
> Furthermore, the rules also state that "For those that have the RAC
> CANDADAWARD or ARRL WAS with satellite endorsements, you may submit a copy
> of your certificate as proof of working the 13 Canadian Proviences or 50
> U.S. States."
> Since Canada only has ten provinces, that implies that the three
> territories also count under the definition of "province."  Similarly, I
> would argue that the definition of  "state" should also include the
> District of Columbia as a separate entity since the precedent from counting
> the Canadian territories as "provinces" is clear.
> Does the District of Columbia count as a separate entity for the purposes
> of these awards?
> 73,
> Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
> Washington, DC
> AMSAT-NA #38,913
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