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The DIG (Diplom Interessen Gruppe) was established in Germany in 1969 and now has more than 6,000 members worldwide. The common interest of the members is the collection of certificates, also known as awards or Diplome.

Below you will find all kinds of basic information about the DIG, including how you can request a DIG number yourself.

DIG MEMBERSHIP (DIG number)
Every broadcasting and listening amateur can obtain a DIG number. For this you need 25 awards, including 3 DIG awards.
All amateur radio awards count, except for contest awards etc. The same award may only be given once per band and / or fashion. If you have the same award in multiple classes, eg WAE 3, WAE 2 and WAE 1, only WAE 1 counts as the highest class. All awards, including previous calls, any expedition / vacation calls, listening numbers, etc. count.
Membership fees: The DIG does not have a membership fee.
New members pay a one-time fee of € 15 or US $ 20 when applying for membership

The request must be made to the DIG secretary:
Eberhard Warnecke DJ8OT
Postfach 101244
42512 Velbert
Germany

DIG-MITGLIEDSLISTE
This list of members is an annual edition of the DIG. The DIG-PA strives to have the latest edition every year during the radio market at “De Lichtmis” on the stand and then also during the Day of the Amateur and in Beetsterzwaag.
New members, call changes and silent keys are published in the DIG-PA bulletin. Moreover, these can also be found on the German DIG site (see below). On the DF0BLM site you will find a program with which you can keep track of the number of DIG employees worked.

DIG WEBSITE:
The German DIG website can be found at http://dig.rmi.de/index.php

DIG-ROUNDS:
CW round: every Wednesday 18.00 UTC on 3.555 MHz with DK0DIG.
SSB round, every Thursday 18.00 UTC on 3.777 MHz with DL0DIG.

DIG-PA SSB round: every Monday at 7.30 pm Local time at 3.677 MHz with PI4DIG.
DIG-PA FM round: every Monday at 8.30 p.m. Local time at 145.575 MHz also with PI4DIG.

There are no DIG rounds in July and August.

DIG-DRUCKE:
It is possible to subscribe to the “DIG-DRUCKE” (formerly DIG Rundbrief). You will then receive the DIG-Diplombeilage and the DIG-Mitgliedsliste by post from Germany. The costs for this are € 10 per year.

DIG-TREFFENS and ACTIVITIES:
There is an annual family DIG meeting in Germany and a family DIG-PA meeting in Zuidwolde, the Netherlands. The DIG is also active during the DNAT in Bad Bentheim, HAM Radio in Friedrichshafen and Interradio in Hanover. DIG-PA is present during the radio markets in Beetsterzwaag, De Lichtmis and the Day of the Amateur.

GCR-LIST:
GCR is the abbreviation for “General Certification Rule” and means freely translated, a confirmed list of the QSL cards in possession. The QSL cards required for an award to be applied for must be checked by 2 amateur amateurs who then sign the list. This may also be done by a Association Officer and for a DIG award, he may be a DIG person.

LOG BOOK EXTRACT:
A logbook extract is a simple way to request an award. If a logbook extract is required in an award regulation then possession of the QSL cards is not mandatory. The award manager has the right to check the connections entered. This application method is often used for short-term or anniversary awards.

SAL: “Self Addressed Label” is a self-addressed sticker.
SASE: “Self-Addressed Stamped Stamped Envelope is a self-addressed envelope with a stamp. Send an IRC or 1 US Dollar (green stamp) abroad instead of a stamp.

VY 77!
This is the greeting from DIG members among themselves from 1977, meaning: lots of good things, lots of DX connections, good luck collecting Diplome (Awards) and making connections on the 77 frequencies, that is for SSB all frequencies ending in 77 and for CW ending in 55.