The GNOME PSK Award Series was devised by the European PSK Club on 22nd May 2008. This was to sponsor a series of PSK awards for contacts with QRP stations World Wide. This award series is based on the ARRL DXCC Countries List. There are 338 current entities on the list. GNOME 25, GNOME 50, GNOME 75, and GNOME 100 Awards may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur, club station or DMS/SWL eligible under these rules who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of having contacted/monitored QRP stations from 25, 50, 75, and 100 different current DXCC entities respectively at the time of application by using any PSK mode. Deleted entities don't count for these awards. Credit will be given for contacts made on any of the amateur bands below 30 MHz. Contacts count on or after 1st January 2000.

QRP operation means transmitting at reduced power levels while aiming to maximize one's effective range while doing so. There is not complete agreement on what constitutes QRP power. While most QRP enthusiasts agree that for PSK modes the transmitter output power should be 5 watts (or less). Communicating using QRP can be difficult since the QRPer must face the same challenges of radio propagation faced by amateurs using higher power levels, but with the inherent disadvantages associated with having a weaker signal on the receiving end, all other things being equal. PSK is a highly efficient, narrow-band mode that is very suitable to QRP operation.

Please make sure that the COMMENT field in your ADIF log contains #QRP code for each contacted QRP station, where # tag is required. This is a mandatory requirement to make able the manager's software to check your application correctly.

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