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Ruby Award   Page Last Updated: 16 Mar 2011

Worked All Britain Ruby Anniversary


Please Note: The Ruby Award has now finished. No further Award claims may be made.


The year 2009 sees the 40th Anniversary of the Worked All Britain Awards Group (W.A.B.), founded by the late John Morris, G3ABG. The celebrate this occasion, for this year only, we are issuing an Award based (loosely) on the number 40.


W.A.B. Ruby Award certificate

Points can be attained by working different aspects of the Awards Scheme up to a total of 40 and thereafter in multiples of 40. A certificate will be awarded at the Basic level, with endorsements up to the Ruby Award. As with all W.A.B. Awards, this is available to SWL's on a 'Heard' basis.


For each 40 points, a trophy will be awarded, which will be presented at the A.G.M. in 2010. As part of the year's celebration this award is available to W.A.B. members at NO COST! In common with all W.A.B. awards, it will be available to non-members upon receipt of the appropriate fee.


The Award will be split into 3 sections:

  1. UK LF
  2. UK VHF/Europe LF
  3. Non-Europe LF/Europe VHF

LF is defined for this Award as 1.8 MHz and higher, VHF is defined as 50 MHz and higher.

The qualifying points needed for the first stages of the Award are as follows:

  • Basic                 - 10
  • Bronze               - 15
  • Silver                  - 20
  • Gold                   - 25
  • Platinum           - 30
  • Sapphire           - 35
  • Ruby (Trophy)  - 40    

Other than for mobiles, in order to qualify for the initial trophy, at least 10 of the 40 points must be from the Grid Square and Book Holders elements.


There are no separate stages between the trophies for multiples of 40.


CATEGORY A

  • 1 Point for each 40 W.A.B. Grid Squares
  • 1 Point for each 40 Book Holders (Not Book Numbers)
  • 1 Point for each 40 different Grid Square numbers (e.g. 01, 02, 03 irrespective of the letters)
  • 1 Point for each 10 Islands
  • 1 Point for each 10 Large Squares
  • 1 Point for each W.A.B. club station worked/heard (G4WAB & G7WAB or with regional locator, e.g. GM)
  • 1 Point for each month in which GB40WAB is worked/heard
  • 1 Point for each other GB*WAB call worked/heard (e.g. GB2WAB, GB6WAB)
  • 1 Point for each Grid Square ending with Number 40 (e.g. C40, HU40, SK40)
  • 1 Point for each 5 DXCC Countries in which you work/hear a W.A.B. member

CATEGORY B

  • 1 Point for each 20 W.A.B. Grid Squares
  • 1 Point for each 20 Book Holders (Not Book Numbers)
  • 1 Point for each 20 different Grid Square numbers (e.g. 01, 02, 03 irrespective of the letters)
  • 1 Point for each 5 Islands
  • 1 Point for each 5 Large Squares
  • 2 Points for each W.A.B. club station worked/heard (G4WAB & G7WAB or with regional locator, e.g. GM)
  • 2 Points for each month in which GB40WAB is worked/heard
  • 2 Points for each other GB*WAB call worked/heard (e.g. GB2WAB, GB6WAB)
  • 2 Points for each Grid Square ending with Number 40 (e.g. C40, HU40, SK40)
  • 1 Point for each 3 DXCC Countries in which you work/hear a W.A.B. member

CATEGORY C

  • 1 Point for each 10 W.A.B. Grid Squares
  • 1 Point for each 10 Book Holders (Not Book Numbers)
  • 1 Point for each 10 different Grid Square numbers (e.g. 01, 02, 03 irrespective of the letters)
  • 2 Points for each 5 Islands
  • 2 Points for each 5 Large Squares
  • 3 Points for each W.A.B. club station worked/heard (G4WAB & G7WAB or with regional locator, e.g. GM)
  • 1 Point for each month in which GB40WAB is worked/heard
  • 3 Points for each other GB*WAB call worked/heard (e.g. GB2WAB, GB6WAB)
  • 3 Points for each Grid Square ending with Number 40 (e.g. C40, HU40, SK40)
  • 1 Point for each 2 DXCC Countries in which you work a W.A.B. member

The Award is also available to mobiles on an 'activated' basis, with points awarded as follows:

  • 1 Point for each 40 Grid Squares activated
  • 1 Point for each Large Square activated
  • 1 Point for each Island activated
  • 1 Point each for operating the W.A.B. club callsigns
  • 1 Point each for Number "40" squares activated (e.g. C40, HU40, SK40)
  • 1 Point for each 10 different Grid Square numbers activated (e.g. 01, 02, 03 irrespective of the letters)

As with all W.A.B. Awards, this one is endorseable for individual bands/modes.


We hope that you will be able to join in our celebrations.



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