• The "Escaped The Shack" award is many operators first award for portable operating. The criteria for gaining this award are as follows:

    • Only activations that have taken place after your ARPOC joining date are valid for claiming awards
    • Operate a station from 2 different portable locations (see section B of the Award Rules for the definition of a "portable location")
    • Complete a standard exchange with at least one station from each location (see section B of the Award Rules for the definition of a "standard exchange")

    To claim the award, applicants must:

    • Read the award rules before claiming an award - https://www.arpoc.org/threads/award-rules.18/
    • Create a new thread in this forum section using their call sign as the title
    • Provide the date for each activation
    • Provide the name for each portable location
    • Provide the location of each portable location using the Maidenhead locator (6 digit) or GPS signed degrees format (DDD.dddd)
    • Provide at least one photograph showing their station and it's surroundings at each portable location

    Once an application has been verified, the applicant will receive a unique code that they may then use to download the award certificate via the awards portal.

VHF/UHF Only & SSB Only ***Awarded*** G1YBB


Member #381
New member
(as GW1YBB/P)
5th April 2016
Graig Syfyrddin, Monmouthshire, IO81NV




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Member #381
New member

3rd May 2016
Vagar Hill, Herefordshire, IO82LB

I didn't take any pics this time as I was running late and had a deadline to get on the air, but I have my entry, hope that will count:



Member #2
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Apologies Steve, I'm not sure how I missed this. Congratulations.