The following summary information is a capsule view of 10-10 activities. You will find more detailed information linked from the 10-10 home page under each of the categories listed below.
10-10 holds a daily (except Sunday) SSB net on 28.8 and 28.380 MHz at 1800Z
In addition, 10-10 Chapters also hold regular SSB and CW Nets.
10-10 has Chapters all over the world. There are approximately 200 Chapters at the present time. Each Chapter has its own plan of organization and sets its own requirements for membership. The basic requirement, of course, is that one must be a Ten-Ten member. Chapters hold weekly net meetings and conduct such chapter business as is necessary. Most local Chapters issue certificates and other awards under rules which they themselves establish. As a result, a Chapter may have members all over the world. A group wishing to organize a Chapter must have the approval of the Chapter Coordinator, and report to him quarterly.
A favorite part of 10-10 for members is "Paperchasing". Most 10-10 chapters issue Certificates for contacting certain numbers of their members. Usually after receiving the first, or basic certificate, the chapter issues "upgrades" for contacting additional chapter members, and additional certificates and/or points can be earned. Each chapter establishes their own rules for their certificates and it is usually necessary to contact a chapter member during the chapter's weekly net meeting. 10-10 issues a 10-10 Chapter Award and Certificate Guide that provides the information regarding certificates and upgrades issued by each 10-10 Chapter. The Chapter Award and Certificate Guide Manager along with the cost is listed in another section of this manual.
All 10-10 Awards are issued by Award Managers for the respective award. For complete rules and an application for each award send a #10 SASE (business size, stamped, self-addressed envelope) to the appropriate Award Manager of your area of interest. Award Managers are listed in each issue of the 10-10 International News. Only paid-up members are eligible for awards.
- Once you become a 10-10 member, you may wish to work toward "BARS" which are awarded for having established a contact with other 10-10 members on the 10 meter band. A BAR is awarded for each 100 contacts. When the "500 BAR" is attained, you will automatically become a member of the "International 500 Club" and be assigned an Honorary VP Number to be used in conjunction with your 10-10 number. There are additional special activities for members of the International 500 Club.
A 10-10 BAR Award Certificate will be issued for 1000 contacts, 2500 contacts and every 2500 contacts thereafter, if you desire. The cost of each certificate is $2.00 plus 2 first class stamps (FCS) for US members and $4.00 for DX members. The BAR award program is operated on the honor system; that is, confirmed contacts (contacts confirmed by QSL card) are not required however, dates of contacts are required.
- Make a contact with another 10-10 member in each of the six continents and receive his QSL card and receive this award. QSL confirmation must be submitted to receive the Worked all Continents Award. Photocopies of the QSL cards are accepted provided that all QSO information is on the card and legible. Some cards may require you to copy both sides.
- Contact all 3076 counties in the United States to complete this award. QSL confirmation is not required for this award and Counties may be submitted in groups of 100 as worked. A certificate is issued for working the first 100 counties. A seal is issued for 500, 1000,1500, 2000, 2500, and 3000 counties worked. A plaque is issued for making contact with another 10-10 member in all 3076 counties of the United States.
- Contact 25 different 10-10 members on 10 meters using the digital modes . QSL confirmation is not required for this award. Seals will be issued for 50, 75 ,100. After 100 contacts seals will be issued in increaments of 100 up to 1500 contacts. There are also endorsements for PSK and RTTY available.
Great Britain Counties
- Contact all counties and other districts in Great Britain to complete this award. Rules are in many ways similar to those for working U.S. counties, but specially adapted to the complex subdivisions of Great Britain. Special Certificates are awarded for various achievement levels.
- The basic Countries Award is issued when confirmed contacts have been made with 10-10 members in 25 DX countries. An up grade is issued for each additional 10 DX countries confirmed. QSL confirmation IS required for the Countries Award. Photocopies of the QSL cards are accepted provided that all QSO information is on the card and legible. Some cards require you to copy both sides.
- The CW Award will be issued when confirmed contacts have been made with 25 10-10 member via 2-way CW. An upgrade is issued for each additional 25 contacts. QSL confirmation IS required for the Countries Award. Photocopies of the QSL cards are accepted provided that all QSO information is on the card and legible. Some cards require you to copy both sides.
Lucky 13 Award
- Contact 13 different VP Members and exchange VP numbers for this award. Each contact must be in a different 100 kHz segment between 28.5 and 29.7 MHz.
Mobile and Mobile WAS Award
- The basic award is for 25 contacts with members who are operating mobile, with upgrades for 50, 75, and 100. Mobile WAS is awarded for contacts with mobile members in each of the 50 states.
- Contact ten Husband/Wife (OM/XYL) teams for the basic certificate. A colored seal is issued for making contact with each additional 25 OM/XYL teams and then each additional group of 25. QSL confirmation is not required for this award.
- After you have received your VP Number, make 100 contacts with other VP members and exchange VP numbers for the basic award. Additional credit may be obtained by submitting each additional 100 VP contacts. QSL confirmation is not required for this award.
VP Worked All States Award
- Make a contact with another 10-10 VP member in each of the 50 United States, exchange VP numbers, and obtain a QSL confirmation of the contact for this award.
Worked All States Award
- Contact a 10-10 member in each of the 50 United States. A QSL confirming the contact must be submitted for this award. Photocopies of QSL cards are accepted provided that all QSO information is on the card and legible. Some cards require you to copy both sides.
WPX (PREFIX) Award
- Work as many different 10-10 members with a different PREFIX for the WPX Award. The basic award is issued for contact with 100 different (unique) prefixes. Each contact must be with another 10-10 member on 10 meters. A prefix is defined as the letter(s) and the numeral in a call. For example, W1, WA1, WW1, W2, WA2, WW2, etc., are all different prefixes. Upgrade GOLD BARS are issued for each additional 100 new prefixes worked. QSL confirmation is not required for this 10-10 award.
QSO Parties, Contests and Special Operating Activities
Ten-Ten sponsors eight QSO parties each year, that are held for fun and to meet old, new and prospective members. Phone Parties are held in the Winter and Summer while CW and Digital Parties are held in the Spring and Fall. QSO Parties last 48 hours and start at 0001 UTC Saturday and end at 2359 UTC on Sunday. On October 10 a 24 hour Sprint is held. A Mobile QSO Party is held on the third Saturday in March from 0001 UTC to 2359 UTC.
Ten-Ten participates with the PODXS 070 Club and the European PSK Club in an Open Season Ten Meter PSK Contest in June lasting 48 hours.
Ten-Ten sponsors three Special Operating Activities. The first is an Anniversary Event in which stations work members that have 10-10s anniversary year contained in their membership number. This Event lasts for the calendar year. The second is a Meet The Volunteers Event in which members work 10-10 Volunteers listed in the 10-10 News or on the Organizational Chart. This Event is for the calendar year. The third Event is held in November in which W6OI, the 10-10 International Club Station is operated by members in all US call areas for a 48 hour period. The Canadian 10-10 International Club Station, VE9TEN participates as a wild card. This event is held for fun and to advertise 10-10.
All 10-10 members are encouraged to participate in the activities listed above. For QSO Parties, Awards will be issued by the certificate manager for Top Ten Individual scorers in the World, the top Individual scorer in each US call area (W0-W9) and each DX Country, and for top QRP, CLUB and Chapter. For the Anniversary and Meet The Volunteers Events, certificates will be issued to the Top Ten and all entrants will be listed in the 10-10 News. For the W6OI Special Event, certificates will be issued to stations working all US call areas and special QSL cards are available for each call area.
A quite zone between 28.490 and 28.510 shall be in effect during the activities listed above to allow others to use the band.
10-10 holds a biennial convention in odd-numbered years, to which all 10-10 members are invited. Personal contact and comaradie are the chief aims of the convention, but these multi-day affairs include a full slate of forums and meetings, a banquet, chapter tables, and a chance to meet 10-10 members from numerous countries.