Century Club of Xtreme Difficulty Award
XD Century Club
Here is an award for the Globe trotting Dxpeditioner. For those who have
helped so many to achieve DXCC, there is now the opportunity to achieve
the ultimate accolade, membership of the most prestigious and exclusive
club in Amateur Radio - CCXD – The Century Club of eXtreme Difficulty.
It is no coincidence that CCXD is DXCC in reverse. To achieve DXCC you
need to work 100 countries from your home country. To achieve CCXD you
need to work your home country from 100 DX countries.
At the time of writing, no applications have been received. Certificate
number 1 is awaiting presentation. Will you be the first to receive this
Rules of the CCXD Award
1) There are no time limits on the QSOs which form part of the claim.
QSOs can date back to the earliest days of Amateur radio.
2) QSOs can be on any authorized band.
3) QSOs must be CW or Phone. Other modes are not acceptable.
4) The QSOs must have been made personally by the claimant. QSOs made by
other members of the DXpedition are not acceptable. QSOs made by remote
operation of any station are not acceptable.
5) The “home” country may be any country of which the claimant has been
6) QSOs from countries that were DXCC countries at the time of the QSO
will be accepted, even though that country may have been deleted at a
7) The Awards Committee reserves the right to determine if any operation
is legitimate. However it can generally be assumed that if any operation
has been accepted by the ARRL for DXCC purposes, then that same
operation will also be valid for CCXD.
8) The Awards Committee will require documentary proof of the 100 QSOs,
in the form of original QSL cards from operators in the home country,
plus a copy of a QSL card (not necessarily for the same QSO) from each
country of operation.
9) Applications and supporting documentation should be sent to:-
The Awards Manager, P.O. Box 1285, Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
Remember to include sufficient postage for the return of supporting
documentation; otherwise there is no fee for each application.
10) All operation must have been conducted in a manner compatible with
the highest standards of Amateur Radio, in honesty, integrity and
comradeship. A signed statement to this effect should accompany each
The President, Awards Manager, Members of the Awards Committee, and all
members of the Caboolture Radio Club, wish you the best of luck in
competing for this most prestigious of awards.
Roger Crofts, VK4YB