General Rules

The Polish PSK Award Series (PLPA) was devised by the European PSK Club (EPC) on 23rd April 2009. This was to sponsor a series of PSK awards based on the Administrative Geography and Amateur Radio activity in the Republic of Poland. Any award in this series 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 or monitored amateur radio stations from Poland on B(Q)PSK31, B(Q)PSK63, and B(Q)PSK125 modes. Credit will be given for contacts made on any of the amateur bands below 30 MHz.


PLPA - Polish PSK Award

Poland is currently divided into 16 provinces known as voivodeships (Polish: województwo). The main PLPA (Polish PSK Award) may be claimed for PSK contacts with amateur radio stations from all the 16 voivodeships of Poland. Contacts are valid on or after 10th June 2006 with the EPC members only.



Polish Voivodeships Official List
(Updated 20.09.2009)



Prefix English Name Polish Name EU Area
SP1 West Pomeranian Voivodeship Województwo Zachodniopomorskie PL01
SP2 Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie PL02
SP2 Pomeranian Voivodeship Województwo Pomorskie PL03
SP3 Lubusz Voivodeship Województwo Lubuskie PL04
SP3 Greater Poland Voivodeship Województwo Wielkopolskie PL05
SP4 Podlaskie Voivodeship Województwo Podlaskie PL06
SP4 Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship Województwo Warmińsko-Mazurskie PL07
SP5 Masovian Voivodeship Województwo Mazowieckie PL08
SP6 Lower Silesian Voivodeship Województwo Dolnośląskie PL09
SP6 Opole Voivodeship Województwo Opolskie PL10
SP7 Łódź Voivodeship Województwo Łódzkie PL11
SP7 Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship Województwo Świętokrzyskie PL12
SP8 Lublin Voivodeship Województwo Lubelskie PL13
SP8 Subcarpathian Voivodeship Województwo Podkarpackie PL14
SP9 Lesser Poland Voivodeship Województwo Małopolskie PL15
SP9 Silesian Voivodeship Województwo Śląskie PL16

PLPXPA - Polish Prefixes PSK Award

The Polish Prefixes PSK Award Series (PLPXPA) is based on the prefixes of amateur radio stations working from Poland. The PLPXPA 20 award may be claimed for contacts with 20 different prefixes, the PLPXPA 25 award - for contacts with 25 different prefixes, the PLPXPA 30 award - for contacts with 30 different prefixes, and the PLPXPA 35 award - for contacts with 35 different prefixes. Any special event station from Poland with an unique prefix can be used as a «Joker» to replace any one missing ordinary (standard type) prefix. One missing prefix can be replaced for the PLPXPA 20 award, two prefixes - for the PLPXPA 25 award, three prefixes - for for the PLPXPA 30 award, and four prefixes - for for the PLPXPA 35 award. Contacted stations don't need to be members of the EPC to be valid for the PLPXA award series. Each prefix counts only once (see list below). Contacts made to claim PLPXA awards have no time or date restrictions.

Prefixes: The two letters (or one number and letter) + one number combinations which form the first part of the amateur call sign will be considered the standard (ordinary) prefix. Examples: SP6, SQ9, SNØ, 3ZØ, etc. Any difference in the numbering, lettering, or order of same shall constitute a special (unique) prefix, which is valid as a «Joker». Example: 3Z7ØBZU would count as 3Z7Ø. A prefix will be considered if licensed by the governing authority, such as the Office of Electronic Communications (Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej), or the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT). In cases of portable operation in Poland, the portable designator would then become the prefix. Portable designators without numbers will be assigned a zero (Ø) at the end of the designator to form the prefix. Example: SP/MMØEPC would count as SPØ. When claiming a prefix which has been sent as MMØEPC/SP3, for example, it is requested that the claimed prefix be listed in the proper alphabetical position, such as SP3/MMØEPC. The portable prefix must be an authorized prefix of the area of operation. Maritime mobile, mobile, /A, /AM, /E, /J, /LH, /P, /T or interim license class identifiers do not count as prefixes. All Polish calls without numbers (if any at all) will be assigned a zero (Ø) plus the first two letters to form a prefix. Contacts with the Polish Antarctic Stations, such as HFØPOL, also count for the PLPXA award series.

Standard Polish Prefixes List
(Updated 20.09.2009)

3Z1 3Z2 3Z3 3Z4 3Z5 3Z6 3Z7 3Z8 3Z9 3ZØ
HF1 HF2 HF3 HF4 HF5 HF6 HF7 HF8 HF9 HFØ
SN1 SN2 SN3 SN4 SN5 SN6 SN7 SN8 SN9 SNØ
SO1 SO2 SO3 SO4 SO5 SO6 SO7 SO8 SO9 SOØ
SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4 SP5 SP6 SP7 SP8 SP9 SPØ
SQ1 SQ2 SQ3 SQ4 SQ5 SQ6 SQ7 SQ8 SQ9 SQØ
SR1 SR2 SR3 SR4 SR5 SR6 SR7 SR8 SR9 SRØ