Milliwatts Per Kilometer Award, the purpose of the award is to encourage those who would strive to "do more with less'. It may not be the easiest award to qualify for however, it can be done and many amateur operators have the award certificate proudly displayed in their shacks. The certificate layout shown is the current design however, it may change over time to express current events.
The main criterion for the 'MPK' is simply to work the farthest distance with the
least output power.
The Award is available for CW, SSB and PSK31 modes.
The Award will be made to stations which achieve successful QSOs on or after
1 January 1999 over distances equal to, or greater than, the following:
no more than
at leastkm per
at leastmW per km
no more than
A10 mW100 km100.1
B100 mW500 km50.2
C200 mW600 km30.33
D500 mW1 000 km20.5
E1 watt2 000 km20.5
F5 watt10 000 km20.5
For verification purposes, applicants are asked to supply full details of
•Output power: Key Down for CW and PEP for SSB;
•Latitude and longitude: grid squares, GPS location or map reference (preferably
two or more); and
•Photocopies of QSL cards sent and/or received. These are to include:
Mode: Band & Frequency: Other Station call, name and location: Time UTC.
A station may claim more than one award for a single QSO. For example, if you work 2 500 km on 400 mW then both Section D and Section E awards may be claimed.
A station with individual awards in all sections (A to F) may apply for a special 'All Sections Award' for CW or for SSB. There is no additional fee if applied for at the same time as the fifth individual award.
Note: For those Amateurs who do not make use of QSL Cards.
Awards Manager, Garry Cottle VK2YA #121 on email: vk2ya 'at' wia 'dot' org 'dot' au for any further information you may require.
please contact the Awards Manager to arrange an alternative method of verification.
The fee for each award is AUD$ 6.00 for posting within VK.
The fee for DX applicants is USD$10.00.