Check your Logbooks
If you have worked any LEFARS callsign since 1st January 2000, you may qualify for one or more of our all new Epping Forest awards.
Design and production of the award certificates will be completed by the end of the year, and the first will ship from January 2007.

The Epping Forest award scheme is open to all radio amateurs and SWL's, including members of LEFARS.

LEFARS Club Callsigns...
G4ONP, G4ONP/P
GX4ONP, GX4ONP/P

LEFARS Special Event Callsigns...
GBØIS
Theydon Bois Donkey Derby

GBØTBW
Trinity Buoy Wharf

GB1HS
1st Hainault Scout Group

GB2AVF
Abridge Village Fete

GB2BHM
Blake Hall Museum

GB2ECS
Essex Country Show

GB2EFF
Epping Forest Festival

GB2EFC
Epping Forest College

GB2HSF
Hereward School Fete

GB2LRS
Loughton Radio Society

GB2NWA
North Weald Airfield

GB2RGM
Royal Gunpowder Mills

GB2TI
"Tune In"

GB2VDW
Veterans Day Weekend

GB4OLR
40th Anniversary of Loughton Radio Society

GB5OLR
50th Anniversary of Loughton Radio Society

GB6EHL
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

GB1ØØNWA
North Weald Airfield

GB125EF
Epping Forest Festival


Qualifying for an Award...
To qualify for the Epping Forest "Beech Award", applicants need to accumulate at least 20 points by working a combination of any of the callsigns listed on the left.

If your callsign is in our logs, you can claim points.

  • 5 points are awarded for working a LEFARS Special Event "GB" callsign.

  • Points may only be claimed once for each activation of any given callsign, regardless of the number of different band or mode QSOs that you may have completed within the activation period of that callsign.

  • 3 points are awarded by working a LEFARS Club callsign.

  • Points may only be claimed once in any given 24 hour period, regardless of the number of different band or mode QSOs that you may have completed within that time frame.

    The Epping Forest "Silver Birch Award" may be claimed for 50 points, and the premier "English Oak Award" for 100 points.


    Cost...
    The cost for each award including postage within the UK is:
  • 3.50

  • Overseas postal rates are available on request.


    Payment Methods...
    Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to "Loughton & Epping Forest ARS".

    We also accept the following:
  • 5 (5 Note only)

  • $7 ($1 or $2 US Dollar Bills only)

  • 15 IRC's (Current issue only)

  • Alternatively, e-mail awards@lefars.org.uk for e-payment options.


    Applying for an Award...
    Send a log extract listing the Callsign(SWL's must include both callsigns), Date, & Time of each QSO that you are claiming points for, to the below address:

    LEFARS Awards Manager
    26 Oak Tree Close
    Loughton
    Essex
    IG10 2RE

    Include within your claim, your Name and / or Callsign, as you would like it to appear on your certificate, and your postal and e-mail address, or telephone number.

    Log extracts may be e-mailed to awards@lefars.org.uk for pre-checking prior to claiming.