VE3SWA - Short wave
Our Short Wave Club Station
-VE3SWA- is one of the
oldest in the South-West
region and has achieved an
almost perfect score for the
DXCC Award. At the time,
there were 335 countries in
the world and we have
made contact with
334 of
them! This earned us the
DXCC Honour Roll.
Worked All Zones (WAZ) This diploma confirms that we have
worked with all 40 Zones. Please see above link for the rules
and description of WAZ. What is a 'Zone' you might ask...
Check out the Beginner's Guide for more information
Worked All Continents (WAC) If you have made contact to all
continents as described on the IARU web page, your
achievement will be recognised with the WAC Award. The
International Amateur Radio Union, or IARU, is the
international governing body of all HAM radio amateurs.
Worked All States (WAS) The American Radio Relay League
(ARRL) issues this award if you contacted all 50 american
These are only a few of the diplomas that one can achieve;
there is a lot more are out there...! Please check out the
"Useful Links" for more info and and links.
The following countries needed for the complete list:

BS7H Scarborough Reef (Very interesting place; just a piece of rock!)
FT5W Crozet Island (A small island between South Africa and Antarctica)
KP1 Navassa (Navassa island is just between Haiti and Jamaica, south of
P5 North Korea (Well, we know where it is...)
VU4 Andaman and Nicobar (South of Myanmar, between India and
ZS8/m Marion Island (Another small island between South Africa and