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DXCC Awards Fees

DXCC Awards Fees

Paper Cards Application
Member (US) Member (Int'l)  Non-Member (Non-US)
Application fee $16 $16 $25
Included QSOs 101 101 101
Fee for extra QSOs $0.15 $0.15 $0.15
Fee for printout of your DXCC entities list $2 $5 $5
Certificate Fee $12 $12 $12
Certificate shipping fee (up to four certificates) $4 $7 $7
Lapel Pin Fee (includes shipping) $7.50 $7.50 $7.50

 

Online DXCC Application
Member (US) Member (Int'l)  Non-Member (Non-US)
Application fee $8 $8 $15
Included QSOs 101 101 101
Fee for extra QSOs $0.08 $0.08 $0.08
Fee for printout of your DXCC entities list $2 $5 $5
Certificate Fee $12 $12 $12
Certificate shipping fee (up to four certificates) $4 $7 $7
Lapel Pin Fee (includes shipping) $7.50 $7.50 $7.50

 

Logbook of The World Application
Member (US) Member (Int'l)  Non-Member (Non-US)
Application fee $5.50 $5.50 $10
Fee per QSO used in LoTW $0.12 $0.12 $0.12
Fee for printout of your DXCC entities list N/A N/A N/A
Certificate Fee $12 $12 $12
Certificate shipping fee (up to four certificates) $4 $7 $7
Lapel Pin Fee (includes shipping) $7.50 $7.50 $7.50


Shipping Fees

Domestic (US) Pricing

Number of Cards First Class                        Priority Mail (USPS) FedEx           
Up to 10 Cards $3 $8 envelope $12
Up to 50 Cards $3 $8 small box $12
Up to 100 Cards* $4 $8 small box $12
Up to 200 Cards $12 $12 medium box $13
Up to 500 Cards $16 $16 medium box $14

*  If shipping 100+ cards, mail is automatically upgraded to Priority

International Pricing 

Number of Cards First Class International  Priority Mail (USPS) Fed Ex (Int'l)
Up to 10 Cards $8 $40 envelope $38
Up to 50 Cards $11 $40 small box $38
Up to 100 Cards $17 $40 small box $38
Up to 200 Cards $21 $43 medium box $39
Up to 300 Cards $27 $49 medium box $39
Up to 400 Cards $32 $53 medium box $40
Up to 500 Cards $56 $57 medium box $42

There are 3 ways to apply for a DXCC award:

1: Traditional paper cards (Submitted to DXCC directly or approved by a card checker)
2: Logbook of The World (LoTW)
3: The Online DXCC Application

The hybrid application submission (paper cards combined with Logbook of the World) has been discontinued. Each submission is now a separate application with separate fees for each one.

DXCC accepts the following payment methods for applications:

  • Credit Card (recommended)
  • Money Order (US or International)
  • Cash (not recommended and ARRL not responsible if lost in transit)--DXCC accepts US Dollars and Euros
  • Check (from USA bank only)

DXCC does not accept:

  • PayPal
  • Western Union
  • Bank Transfer
  • Diner's Club Card
  • JCB credit card (Japan Credit Bureau)
  • Any cash other than US Dollars and Euros

Payment for DXCC applications is due at the time of the submission. The ARRL cannot bill you. Failure to cover the fees at the time of your submission may result in additional charges and transaction delays.

After we complete the charges, your credit card information is destroyed for privacy reasons.

DXCC applicants are responsible for all postage fees for cards and paperwork sent to and from ARRL. Postage is NOT included in the fees on the attached form.

For applicants who do not note a specific type of mail preference for the return of their cards, DXCC will return cards by registered mail at the applicant's expense.

To ensure that all applicants can have their cards checked, we limit the maximum number of cards that can be field checked at a Hamfest or Convention to 120. At hamfests and conventions where DXCC staff or ARRL staff are authorized to check 160 Meter cards, there is an additional convention fee of $7.00.

The same limit of 120 cards also applies to applicants who bring their cards to ARRL HQ and who wait for them to be checked. When presenting cards in person at ARRL HQ, there is an additional fee of $7.00 for this service.

Applicants may bring more cards with them for checking, but there is no guarantee that more than 120 will be checked while you wait.

There is no maximum limit when applicants bring cards to their local card checker.