The Rio 2016 Award was created by national association of Brazil, LABRE, to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The Rio 2016 Award 2016 will be given to any amateur to perform contacts with different Brazilian stations, from August 01, 2016 to September 30, 2016, in 3 (three ) categories as follows.
1. BRONZE Medal: form the words RIO DE JANEIRO using the last letter of the Call sign of Brazilian stations. (Example of first and last two digits: PY3UER PT22GMI + + + PP6ALR PY7BO). (12 Contacts will be needed.)
2. SILVER Medal : in addition to the requirements of the Bronze Medal, make QSOs with another 6 different Brazilian stations forming the word BRASIL with the first letter of the target suffix. (Example: ZX3B PS7RE PV8ABC PY44SEB PY2IW PY11LCD).
Note: Different stations of Rio de Janeiro State (PY1 and PU1 JAA to PU1YZZ) can be used as wild cards to replace up to 3 letters. (Example: PY3UER PT22GMI + PY1XY + PP6DAL + PU7EKZ + PY11GRX + PS88AMW + ... + ... or PQ2BR + PW8RT + PP5AXY + PU1WWV + PR7IP + PT9LG)
3. GOLD medal : Same as the requirements of category Silver but without using any joker.
QSOs made are valid in any HF band or in any mode of transmission. No use of VoIP links (EchoLink, IRLP, etc). All stations must be different. No endorsements by band, mode or power.
It i s not necessary to be in possession of the QSL for proof of QSO's, but the applicant must state in the request, in his honor, that all QSOs were conducted obeying the Law and this regulation.
The Rio 2016 Award is free and will be sent to the requester in digital file form. The requester will be responsible for printing and the official size is A4 sheet.
Radio Listeners - SWL: The Rio 2016 Award is also available for SWL, under the same above conditions,
Any written communications should be addressed to:
Manager: LABRE – Rio 2016 Award, PO Box 4, 70275-970 Brasília – DF BRAZIL.