Worked All Continents
Sponsored by the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), the Worked All Continents award is issued for working and confirming all six continents (North America, South America, Oceania, Asia, Europe and Africa) on a variety of different bands and modes. The cost of the WAC is $13.00 per award certificate. Endorsements are also available for $7.50. (for multiple endorsements presented on one application there is a fee of just $7.50. However, multiple endorsements presented on multiple applications are $7.50 each).
A Five-Band Worked All Continents award is available. You must work and confirm all six continents on each of the 5 primary bands of 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 Meters. Upon completion of these bands, endorsements for the Five-band WAC are available for the remaining amateur bands (Except 60 meters or 5 MHz). Also, the Five-Band WAC is strictly a band-only award and this award cannot be endorsed on any mode.
WAC program applications, worldwide, can be checked by an official DXCC card checker. Also, in any country any official awards manager for an IARU member society may check applications for this program.
Award fees do not include return postage for paper cards submitted. An SASE or sufficient postage for the return of paper cards is required in addition to the award fee(s). For postage for WAC and Five-Band WAC certificates, an SASE with 2 current value stamps, or, $2.00 is sufficient for mailing within the USA. For non-USA 3 current value (USA only) stamps or $3.00 is sufficient. If payment is made by credit card WAC will deduct all appropriate fees upon completion of award processing. (This is the best and most efficient method of making payment).
Note: As a pilot program, some IARU member societies are equipped to check and issue WAC awards themselves without the need for sending anything to ARRL. To see if your home country is conducting these awards themselves, contact your local ARRL approved DXCC card checker.
USA applicants must be an ARRL member and non-USA applicants must be a member of an IARU member society. More detailed information regarding awards is available at:www.iaru.org/worked-all-continents-award
Confirmations may be submitted in the form of QSL cards with the application form, or, QSOs listed in an applicants DXCC award account in the DXCC computer system. QSO confirmations in ARRLs LogBook of The World (LoTW) system cannot be used for WAC confirmation at this time.
Applicants who use the confirmed QSOs in the DXCC computer system may complete the application form and send it to the WAC desk by regular mail, FAX to (860)594-0346 or as an e-mail attachment to email@example.com.
Applicants sending applications to WAC for contacts confirmed in the DXCC computer system MUST fill in on the application form the QSOs they want to use for WAC confirmation in the space provided.
Note: There is no Short-Wave Listener (SWL) category for this program.
Photocopies, e-QSLs and any other electronic method of QSL/QSO transmission cannot be accepted for this award.
The WAC Application Form is designed to allow applicants to apply for any WAC award and endorsement.
The Five-Band WAC Form is designed to allow applicants to apply for the 5 Band WAC award with any endorsements.
Remember, contacts in LogBook of The World (LoTW) are not eligible for use for the WAC award program.
Applicants for WAC must be a member of an IARU Member Society. For the USA hams who are members of ARRL qualify for IARU membership for this program. A complete list of IARU Member Societies can be cound at http://www.iaru.org/member-societies.html
Send WAC program questions to firstname.lastname@example.org