ENCARA 2017Awards



to stimulate Brazilian and worldwide amateur radio operators to contact ARAF stations  to promote ENCARA 2017 (Encontro de Catarinense de Radioamadores) annual meeting in November, 18&19 this year. Check event details at


Starts: August 19, 2017

Ends: November 19, 2017


70cm, 2m, 6m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m, 40m e 80m


CW, AM, FM, SSB, PSK31, PSK63, PSK125, RTTY, JT65, FT8, SSTV, DSTAR, Satellite

Only direct (simplex) QSOs via radio will be eligible. QSOs over repeater stations or via echolink are not valid for award purposes.

ARAF Special Callsings:

Valid ARAF callsigns: ZZ224ENCARA, PW5T and PP5ARF.

Different operators will keep these callsigns on the air during the months before the annual meeting.


1(one) point for each ARAF Station worked per BAND and MODE.

 Only the first contact (CALL/BAND/MODE) will be considered for award purposes.

Contacts made during any Brazilian or any worldwide contest will be considered valid as well.



PDF files awards will be available to download at for all stations logged by ARAF operators AND scored as follow:

  • 3 points – “Praça XV de Novembro” award
  • 6 points – “Mercado público” award
  • 12 points – “Ponte Hercílio Luz” award                 

 Score computing:

It´s NOT necessary to submit your LOG. All contacts will be registered electronically by ARAF operators.

SWLs must send an email to with the subject “SWLs” informing the following data: Date, Time, ARAF station Callsign, band, mode and RST

Scoring evolution will be available online via ENCARA 2017 APP or/and also via our website  at