Venezuelan States Award


The RADIO CLUB VENEZOLANO, with the purpose of fomenting the Amateur Radio, in special the activation of the different Venezuelan states, in order to present them as much in the national scope as the international, has decided to create and to grant the "DIPLOMA ESTADOS VENEZOLANOS" D.E.V. (Venezuelan States Award), that it will be sent according to the following bases :

1º- The present award is of international scope, and any Amateur Radio or Listener (SWL) will be able to accede to it.

2º- All the contacts with the different States will have to be made after the 1 of January of 1980.

3º- Award can be requested in (4) four versions:


  B- CW



4º- The contacts in crossed bands or modes will not be taken into account, nor those done through repeaters, nodes, relays or via Internet (echolink, iLink, etc). Nevertheless, the carried out via satellite will be considered.

5º- The applicant, will have to demonstrate by means of the corresponding QSL cards, have contacted or listened all the Venezuelan States (24), can be worked in any band or mode assigned to the amateur radio.

6º- The award will be granted to any ham radio operator or listener (SWL) that demonstrates to have worked or to have listened, the 24 Venezuelan States, (23 states plus the Capital District).

7º- The contact made by two stations, both on the same state, will be considered valid for the object of this award.

8º- Those contacts made with portable stations will be considered valid, whenever they are within the effective legality.

9º- To request the D.E.V., the QSLs have to be sent without no type of amendments nor scrapings , associates to the request properly full, containing the following data: Station worked (heard), state, UTC time and date, mode, the foreign stations only need to send the list of the contacts certified by any society member of IARU.

10º- The D.E.V award fee is:

  Venezuelan stations 20.000 Bs.
  Foreign stations 12 $ ó 24 IRC

11º- To request the award, use the folowing address:

Comisión de Concursos y Diplomas
Apartado Postal 2285
Caracas 1010-A


Amazonas Carabobo Lara Sucre
Anzoátegui Cojedes Mérida Táchira
Apure Delta Amacuro Miranda Trujillo
Aragua Distrito Capital Monagas Vargas
Barinas Falcón Nueva Esparta Yaracuy
Bolívar Guarico Portuguesa Zulia


The station to contact has to be unavoidably fixed, within the state limits. For that reason will not be considered valid contacts those conducted with stations of movable type, even being within the State limits.

The operators will be arranged to demonstrate their stay in the State, by means of contribution of the sufficient graphical material (pictures or video) in case of being solicitd by the Manager of the DEV. Graphical data like: location in the activated State, place of the station, facilities and members that compose the activation, for its validation must have carried out a minimum of 100 contacts.

The members of activations that remain developing the activity, from the beginning to its conclusion, the contact of that State will be granted to them, valid for the award; for it the applicant should have to credit the activation.

The stations located in each one of the States, as the licensed State, does not need any special request to credit his own state.