This award is sponsored by the Thracian Rose Club to popularize the great number of fortresses, castles, and other fortifications found in Bulgaria. Many have survived through the centuries, through different weather conditions, destructive wars and looting. The remains of fortresses, castles, fortifications to protect the public, tombs, monasteries and other historical and religious sites, number more than 6000. This award includes only a small part of these objects, basically, only those where the remains (ruins) indicate in some way the presence of human activity. The historical structure includes some shrines, monasteries and other religious sites, which have helped the local population to survive and preserve their national spirit.
The BHS diploma issued by the club, "Thracian Rose" and requires radio communication with the activating stations making contacts from the vicinity of the various objects of cultural and historical heritage of Bulgaria. The objects are distributed throughout the country and have received a identifying number depending on the area in which are located. The award organizers reserve the right to amend the list and expand the diploma options in the future.
1. The award is issued only to licensed radio amateurs and listeners around the world who can provide proof of QSOs with stations operating in the vicinity of the officially numbered list of historic sites in Bulgaria after 1/1/2015.
2. Only direct radio communication is valid. Contacts made via active repeaters, Echolink, or satellites ... - are not recognized.
A sample of the data is shown below:
QSO: 14012 CW 2015-01-01 0935 LZ1XXX 599 LZ2DB 599 VT-18
QSO: 14200 PH 2015-01-01 1235 LZ1XXX 599 LZ2CM 599 MN-15
SWLs may earn the diploma under the same set of conditions, making sure that the application shows the call signs of both the station activating the site and the station who was heard making the contact.
4. The award is issued regardless of the band and mode. Communication modes of cross-band and cross-mode are not counted .
Cards are NOT required as a supported database has been implemented by activators telecommunications.
BHS-Basic - 5 projects
BHS-Bronze - 25 objects
BHS-Silver - 50 objects
BHS-Gold - 75 objects
BHS-Platinum - 100 objects.
The award is issued free of charge in electronic format sent by the sponsor to the applicant’s e-mail address ..
Paper printed certificates are available sent by traditional mail to the address supplied by the applicant. The cost for this is 5 IRC's to: Aleko Iglev Str. Hristo Botev 49, 6137 Koprinka, Bulgaria.