The Award recognizes the achievements of QSOs with amateur stations that use prefixes different across Europe .
The prefixes recognized as valid as Europeans are all the animals used in the areas WAZ No. 14.15 ( including IG9 and IH9 ) , 16 , 20 and those used in the following countries of other areas WAZ :
Iceland , Svalbard , Jan Mayen , Franz Josef Land .
The alphanumeric combination of the first two or more ‘ characters that make up the first part of the name of a radio amateur , and that identifies the Country of origin, will be considered Prefix .
Any variation of this combination will be considered new prefix .
Each code will be valid if its use has been authorized by the competent authorities ; what they will text bulletins more international ‘ known . For SWL apply the same principles and are provided the same diplomas .