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Rules for the basic SKCC Centurion Award

1. Centurion is achieved when a SKCC member makes contact and exchanges SKCC number and name with 100 different SKCC members.

2. Neither the SKCC club call (K9SKC) nor any special-event callsign (such as K3Y) will be accepted for credit for QSOs logged on or after Dec . 1, 2009. However, you may use the call sign of the actual station operator, provided that you have not already used that operator on the Centurion application.

3. Both parties in the QSO must be SKCC members at the time of the QSO.

4. Any call sign used to achieve the Centurion Award can only be used once for that purpose. That is, if you work AC2C as non-Centurion member and then AC2C becomes a Centurion, you can't work AC2C again just because he became a Centurion.

5. Contacts may be made on any available band at any time, including WARC Bands.

6. QSOs must be made using a straight key, side swiper (cootie), or bug. Waivers from this policy are possible. For details, see the club's policy on approved keying devices here.

7. Multi-Band and Single-Band Endorsements for additional sets of 100 UNIQUE Members are available.

Note: Mark Glenn, K7MJG, has created a very useful chart showing the requirements for the Centurion, Tribune, and Senator awards that answers most common questions. The chart is available here: The Path to Senator

How to Submit your Centurion Award Application

The administrators process all applications on a PC. Thus, all data must be entered into a PC before processing can begin. If you maintain a log in ADIF format, many members use the SKCCLogger program to prepare their award application form in plain text format. The logger is available from the Member Services Section here.

If you are submitting based on paper logs, there are two downloadable application forms available for your use: a Word file and an Excel file. Both forms are fully compatible with the free Open Office programs.

If for any reason you are unable to submit a computer-readable application, please contact the award administrator before submitting your application to discuss alternatives.

Initial Centurian (Cx1) award applications are processed by the Cx1 manager and initial band (Band x1) endorsements are processed by the Cx2 manager - email link below.

Rules for SKCC Centurion Award endorsements

Endorsements for contacts with additional unique SKCC Members, beyond the initial 100, are available for individual bands as well as for the multi-band Centurion award. Endorsements are offered in increments of 100 up to Centurion x 10. Additionally endorsements for Cx15, Cx20, Cx25, etc., in increments of 500 will be awarded. Cx15 requires 1500 unique SKCC member QSOs, Cx20 requires 2000 unique SKCC member QSOs, etc. Here are the rules for endorsement applications and the process for evaluating them:

1. The log must contain no fewer than the minimum number of QSOs the endorsement requires. Extra QSOs on the application can be useful, however, if some of the others are disqualified.

2. The date the applicant became a SKCC member will be verified.

3. For each contact, the QSO date is compared with the applicant's and contact's SKCC join dates. To count, the QSO date must be on or after both participants' SKCC join dates.

4. Any mismatch in information will be noted in the reply to applicants.

5. All call prefixes and suffixes recorded during QSOs -- i.e. /QRP, /8, /W, PJ5/, etc. -- must be removed before sending in an application. The prefixes are not generally part of the official call signs maintained in the membership database but there are a few registered for past portable operation.

6. If the log contains enough valid contacts for the endorsement, it will be issued.

Award applications for Centurion Cx2 or higher and band endorsements x2 and above are processed by the Cx2 manager - email link below.

Additional notes: We don't save past applications, so please use an application preparation program or the Excel form above, that will retain all of your previous Centurion and endorsement QSOs. This allows us to more easily check for duplicates or other errors. Occasionally, our updated checking procedures may catch an error in a section of the application already approved for a previous endorsement. Just replace the marked QSO with another contact with the same operator; most of us have had several contacts with the same member. Maintaining all QSOs on one form also makes it easier for you to check for duplicate entries as your list of QSOs grows. And as with the initial Centurion application, be sure to use SKCC numbers as well as calls when checking for dupes prior to submitting your form.

!!!Attention to All Members!!!

When submitting award applications, please ensure your callsign and the word "Application" are in the subject line. We are trying to reduce our spam and increase the spam filter success rate.

Submissions will be thoroughly checked.

Lets make it FUN and keep it SIMPLE!!

All questions and submissions about/for this award and its endorsements should be sent to:

Initial CX1 applications go to Ron,
Cx1 Band endorsements go to the Cx2 manager Phil, K3EW,

The Cx2 manager for all Cx2 and Cx2 band endorsements and higher at:

Good Luck!