• The "Life's A Beach - Gold Award" is aimed at operators who like to have a paddle in the sea. 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 25 different portable locations that are beaches (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/rules/18-award-rules.html
    • 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.

HF Only & SSB Only G0PDZ


Member #85
New member
Grenham Bay
40m ssb

My 2nd attempt at activating the bay. First time round the works on the sea wall forced me to retreat to the clifftop. The cause of the great beach definition debate! This time though the slipway was free to access, though the tide stayed high longer than expected due to the onshore breeze causing concern about wave splash for the 1st 30mins of operating.
As usual Maddie the dog less than impressed!



Member #2
Full Member
Staff member
Gold! Here we come!!

Great job Ian. You may be the first member to get a Gold award...