The Italian explorer and navigator Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence on March 18, 1454. He made 4 voyages towards South & Central America touching the following countries :
x 1st voyage : 1497-1498 Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Florida
x 2nd voyage : 1499-1500 Guyana, Brasil, Trinidad
x 3rd voyage : 1501 Cape Verde, Argentina, Uruguay,
Argentina ( Patagonia region )
x 4th voyage : 1503-1504 Brasil, Island of Fernando de Norohna.
The diploma is issued to both OM/SWL provided the required number of contacts/heards is fulfilled as specified hereinafter.
A) Diploma Class 1
Must be carried out 2 QSOs with different stations, each one on a different band, with all the following DXCC countries :
Argentina . . . . . . ( LU…any region )
Argentina . . . . . . ( only Patagonia region LU..V-W-X-Z )
Brasil . . . . . . ( PY… )
Cape Verde . . . . . . ( D4… )
Colombia . . . . . . ( HK… )
Cuba . . . . . . ( CO… )
Fernando de Norohna Is. ( PY0F… )
Florida . . . . . . ( W4... )
French Guyana . . ( FY… )
Guyana . . . . . . ( 8R… )
Uruguay . . . . . . ( CX… )
Trinidad & Tobago ( 9Y… )
Venezuela . . . . . . ( YV… )
( 26 QSOs needed )
B) Diploma Class 2
Must be carried out 1 QSO with all the DXCC countries listed at point A).
( 13 QSOs needed ).
QSO/HRD validity 1.1.1985. Endorsement may by requested for SSB, CW DIGI etc. QSL cards are not needed, just send a list of stations ( GCR ) worked/heard as shown in the example below.
The award is free, and will be sent to you via email in the format of a PDF or JPEG file.