THE SWEDISH EQUIVALENT OF WAB, US COUNTIES AWARD ETC.Contacts made after 2005-12-31 do not count as new parishes, but new applications for
DIPLOM SVERIGE = DIPLOMA SWEDEN has been introduced by Nyköpings Sändare-
amatörer/NSA (=Nyköping Amateur Radio Club) in order to promote interest in joint activities among the various amateur radio bands. The aim of this diploma is to encourage two-way contacts with amateurs in as many as possible of the 2200+ parishes in Sweden.N.B!
1. DIPLOMA SWEDEN is issued by NSA and is valid for contacts after the 15th of June
1978. It is also available for SWLs.
2 . A basic diploma is issued for contacts listed in the RECORD BOOK made with a
minimum of 100 different parishes regardless of region, see below. Additional stickers
are then issued after a minimum of the following number of contacts with parishes within
the three regions Norrland, Svealand and Götaland.
Norrland - 100 and ALL (262 parishes), SM2, SM3
Svealand - 100, 500 and ALL (711 parishes), SM4, SM5, SM0
Götaland - 100, 500, 1000 and ALL (1250 parishes), SM1, SM6, SM7
Furthermore, after contacting 500, 1000, 1500 and 2000 parishes regardless of region
different stickers are issued.
Anyone qualifying for ALL within all three regions will receive a DIPLOMA SWEDEN
pennant free of charge. For further pennants a charge will be levied.
3. All bands/modes are permitted. Signal reports must be exchanged and confirmed in both
directions as well as entered in the log book.
4 . Stationary, mobile or portable contacts are accepted. Any amateur working from a parish
may count that parish as contacted. To be marked in the RECORD BOOK with own call in
STN-column, underlined or with a colourpen.
5. QSL-cards are not necessary. The NSA reserves the right to examine log entries.
6. The RECORD BOOK, each bearing its own registered number, and containing a list of all
parishes in Sweden, may be obtained from:
NSA Diploma Manager, Box 25, S-611 22 Nyköping, Sweden.
The fee including postage is: for Scandinavia and the Baltic States SEK 90
for the rest of Europe SEK 100
for DX SEK 120
The amount can be deposited to our postal giro account 92199-9 in Stockholm. See below
for fees in USD/IRCs/EURO.
7. Net profits from the diploma operation are distributed between:
a) Handicap aid within amateur radio (including economic aid where no USDs or IRCs
b) Repeater SK5RHE (Nyköping repeater)
8. It is not necessary to send the RECORD BOOK when applying for the diploma. A list of
contacts is sufficient. If, however, the RECORD BOOK is sent for checking purposes, be
sure to include return postage. An application form is included with the RECORD BOOK.
The NSA Diploma Manager reserves the right to make comments in the RECORD BOOK.
9. The following awards are available:
· Mixed = Basic diploma
· Single Mode
· Single Band
· Mobil - only contacts with mobile stations
· QRP - maximum power 10 W
· Ego-mobil - contacts from own mobile station
· WARC - contacts on 12, 17 and 30 m bands
· 5-bands - not necessarily the same five bands for all parishes
· Fast/fast - contacts from a fixed QTH to a fixed SM-QTH (according to the SM callbook)
· and only after 1st of January 1992
· Mobil/mobil - contacts between mobile stations
Two or more types as above cannot be combined in one diploma. For contacts on e g
80 m CW we issue a diploma for 80 m and/or a diploma for CW.
10. The RECORD BOOK (or list of contacts), together with the application form for
diploma/sticker should be sent to:
NSA Diploma Manager, Box 25, S-611 22 Nyköping, Sweden
The fee(s) for diploma/sticker and return postage can be remitted to our postal giro
account 92199-9 in Stockholm or may be icluded with the application. An application form
is included with every RECORD BOOK.
11. Fees: RECORD BOOK, see § 6
Diploma SEK 25
Sticker SEK 5
Conversions: SEK 5 = USD 1 = 1 IRC = 1 EURO
SEK 25 = USD 3 = 4 IRCs = 3 EURO
SEK 90 = USD 9 = 12 IRCs = 11 EURO
SEK 100 = USD 10 = 13 IRCs = 12 EURO
SEK 120 = USD 12 = 15 IRCs = 14 EURO
All fees are subject to change without further notice.
12. Info about club NSA see www.qsl.net/sk5be
Background The latest edition of the Swedish Central Bureau of Statistics publication
”Rikets Indelningar” (Regions of the country) is used in compiling the
RECORD BOOK to establish counties,municipalities, parishes and parish
The latter do not appear in the RECORD BOOK.
Parish codes We have based the parish codes on the municipal code used by Club SK5AJ for
the municipal diploma ”Swedish Commune Award/SCA”. To this code we
have added two digits. Whenever the parish code is used, the letter(s) for the
county is/are followed by three or four digits. The two last digits indicate the
D418 = Nyköping Alla Helgona församling (18), = parish, in
Nyköpings kommun (4), = municipality, in
Södermanlands län (D) = county
/MM - /AM For valid /MM (maritime mobile) contacts for DIPLOMA SWEDEN, the
vessel must be moored so that the parish affiliation can be clearly determined.
For this reason no /AM contacts can be valid for DIPLOMA SWEDEN.
Parish limits Parish affiliation = the place where the transmitter or tranceiver is located.
Only one parish to be counted.
(Provided by the Diploma Sweden Manager)
Many SM-stations have their parish number (SM-FG) printed on their QSL-cards, but if you
lack this information I can perhaps help you. Please send a list of your contacts together with 2
IRCs/2 USD/ 2 EURO (none, if at the same time you order a RECORD BOOK), and we shall do our best to help you. In QSO with a SM-station, please feel free to ask about the parish number, ”församlingsnummer”, in Swedish.
QSL manager SD5DS