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Venezuelan Lighthouse Award

The RADIO CLUB VENEZOLANO, with the purpose of fomenting the Amateur Radio, in special the activation of the different Venezuelan Lighthouses, in order to present them as much in the national scope as the international, has decided to create and to grant the "DIPLOMA FAROS VENEZOLANOS" D.F.V. (Venezuelan Lighthouse Award), that it will be sent according to the following bases:

1º- The present award is of international scope, and any Amateur Radio or Listener (SWL) will be able to accede to it.

2º- All the contacts with the different lighthouses will have to be made after the 1 of January of 1980.

3º -Award can be requested in (4) four versions:

  • A- FONIA (SSB, AM, FM)
  • B- CW
  • D- MIXED

4º- The contacts in crossed bands or modes will not be taken into account, nor those done through repeaters, nodes, relays or via Internet (echolink, iLink, etc). Nevertheless, the carried out via satellite will be considered.

5º- The applicant, will have to demonstrate by means of the corresponding QSL cards, have contacted or listened the minimun number of required lighthouses of the DFV directory listing, can be worked in any band or mode assigned to the amateur radio.

6º- Basic award will be granted to any foreign operator or listener (SWL) who demonstrates to have worked (or listened), at least, 20 Venezuelan lighthouses from the DFV directory.

7º- Basic award will be granted to any venezuelan operator or listener (SWL) who demonstrates to have worked (or listened), at least, 30 Venezuelan lighthouses from the DFV directory.

8º- A special award will be granted to any venezuelan or foreign operator or listener (SWL) who demonstrates to have worked (or listened), at least, 40 Venezuelan lighthouses from the DFV directory.

9º- The contact made by two stations, both on the same lighthouse, will be considered valid for the object of this award.

10º- Those contacts made with portable stations will be considered valid, whenever they are within the effective legality.

11º- To request the D.F.V., the QSLs have to be sent without no type of amendments nor scrapings , associates to the request properly full, containing the following data: Station worked (heard), lighthouse reference, UTC time and date, mode, the foreign stations only need to send the list of the contacts certified by any society member of IARU.

12º- The D.F.V award fee is:

  Venezuelan stations 630.00 Bs F.
  Foreign stations $ 10,00 USD Or 5 IRC. We can only receive the new series of IRC Coupons (2013-2017)

13º- To request the award, use the folowing address:

Comisión de Concursos y Diplomas
Apartado Postal 20285
Caracas 1020-A


Ref. DFV ARLHS WLOTA Lighthouse Grid State
DFV-001 AVE-001 0134 Is. Aves FK85eq Is. Aves
DFV-002 VEN-046 3182 Is. Piritu Adentro FK70me Anzoategui
DFV-003 VEN-016 0202 Is. Piritu Afuera FK70md Anzoategui
DFV-004     Is. La Borracha   Anzoategui
DFV-005   2064 Is. El Borracho   Anzoategui
DFV-006     Is. Borrachito del Este   Anzoategui
DFV-007 VEN-030 2062 Is. Chimana Segunda FK70qg Anzoategui
DFV-008     Is. Redonda   Anzoategui
DFV-009   1392 Morro Pelotas   Anzoategui
DFV-010     Is. Pitahaya   Anzoategui
DFV-011     Is. de Plata   Anzoategui
DFV-012     Morro de Turiamo   Aragua
DFV-013     Is. Alcatraz   Carabobo
DFV-014 VEN-027   Punta Brava HISTORICO FK50xl Carabobo
DFV-015     Is. Goaigoaza   Carabobo
DFV-016 VEN-028 0602 Is. La Cotorra (Punta Bernal) FK80vb Delta Amacuro
DFV-017 VEN-013 0476 Is. Los Monjes del Sur FK42ni Dep. Federales
DFV-018     Is. Las Aves de Sotavento   Dep. Federales
DFV-019 VEN-002   Is. Las Aves de Barlovento FK61gw Dep. Federales
DFV-020 VEN-006   Is. Cayo de Agua (Los Roques)   Dep. Federales
DFV-021 VEN-009 2910 Is. Los Roques (El Gran Roque) FK61px Dep. Federales
DFV-022 VEN-022   Sebastopol (Los Roques) FK61rs Dep. Federales
DFV-023   3044 Is. La Orchila   Dep. Federales
DFV-024 VEN-023 0894 Is. La Blanquilla FK71qu Dep. Federales
DFV-025 VEN-007 0169 Cayo Herradura, Is La Tortuga FK71ha Dep. Federales
DFV-026 VEN-020   Punta Oriental, Is La Tortuga FK70jv Dep. Federales
DFV-027   2064 Cayo Borracho FK50vx Falcon
DFV-028 VEN-032   Cabo San Roman HISTORICO FK52ae Falcon
DFV-029     Guaranao   Falcon
DFV-030 VEN-008   Puerto Cumarebo FK51tl Falcon
DFV-031 VEN-018   Punta Macolla HISTORICO FK42vc Falcon
DFV-032 VEN-038   Punta Adaro FK41vr Falcon
DFV-033 VEN-044   Punta Adicora FK51cw Falcon
DFV-034     Cayo Noroeste FK51sf Falcon
DFV-035 VEN-031   Cabo Codera FK60xn Miranda
DFV-036 VEN-010 0012 Farallon Centinela FK60wt Miranda
DFV-037 VEN-014 1085 Morro Robledal, Is Margarita FK71tb Nueva Esparta
DFV-038 VEN-033   Punta Faragoza, Is Margarita HISTORICO FK81ac Nueva Esparta
DFV-039 VEN-019   Punta Mosquito, Is Margarita HISTORICO FK80bv Nueva Esparta
DFV-040 VEN-012   La Puntilla, Is Margarita HISTORICO FK80bw Nueva Esparta
DFV-041 VEN-005   Cabo Tres Puntas, Is Margarita FK80ps Nueva Esparta
DFV-042 VEN-004   Cabo Negro, Is Margarita HISTORICO FK81be Nueva Esparta
DFV-043     El Brasil, Is Cubagua FK70wu Nueva Esparta
DFV-044 VEN-035   Punta Charagato, Is Cubagua FK70wu Nueva Esparta
DFV-045   0771 Los Testigos, (Testigo grande)   Nueva Esparta
DFV-046     Punta Ballena, Pampatar   Nueva Esparta
DFV-047   0499 Is. de Patos   Sucre
DFV-048     Is. Picuda Chica   Sucre
DFV-049 VEN-036   Cumana HISTORICO FK70vl Sucre
DFV-050 VEN-015   Naiguata HISTORICO FK60po Vargas
DFV-051 VEN-003   Camuri Grande FK60op Vargas
DFV-052 VEN-011   La Guaira, SUR HISTORICO FK60mo Vargas
DFV-053     Caraballeda FK60oo Vargas
DFV-054     Punta Borojo FK41oe Zulia
DFV-055 VEN-001   Is. San Carlos HISTORICO   Zulia
DFV-056 VEN-021   Punta Perret HISTORICO FK41jt Zulia
DFV-057 VEN-041   Farallon Blanco FK80cx Nueva Esparta
DFV-058 VEN-042   La Sabana FK60to Vargas
DFV-059 VEN-043   Punta Arenas FK70vm Sucre
DFV-060 VEN-029   Carupano FK80jp Sucre
DFV-061 VEN-045   Puerto Cruz FK60hm Vargas
DFV-062 VEN-047   Escuela Naval FK60lo Vargas
DFV-063 VEN-048   Bahia de los Piratas FK60wm Miranda



With the object of being able to coordinate and to study requests of inclusion of new lighthouse in the Directory, as well as of the revisions that could be derived in the future, it will be in charge of the "COMISIÓN DE CONCURSOS Y EXPEDICIONES" (Contest and Expeditions Commission).

Therefore, the proposals that are desired to formulate for the inclusion of new lighthouse in the Directory, must be directed to this commission, with the sufficient advance with the object of its study and approval if it comes.

In case that somebody has certainty of the existence of other lighthouse in its zone of influence and activity being able to demonstrate it documentarily, they will be including in this Program at the request of the interested one, which will have to ask for the inclusion of new lighthouse accompanying all the documentation considered advisable, with the purpose of proving the existence of the lighthouse and sending this proposal to the following address:

Comisión de Concursos y Diplomas
Apartado Postal 20285
Caracas 1020-A

This Commission, once studied the received documentation, will inform to the applicant on the resolution adopted as soon as possible.


The station to activate has to be unavoidably on land in a 50 meters circle from the lighthouse, for that reason will not be valid activations those conducted from stations of "maritime movable" kind, even being docked at port, anchored or in passage next to the lighthouse.

Is advisable that the expeditionary stations to the lighthouse have the corresponding special callsign. However, any expeditionary station is possible to use its own callsign as PORTABLE.

The expeditionary will be arranged to demonstrate their stay in the lighthouse, by means of contribution of the sufficient graphical material (pictures or video) in case of being solicitd by the Manager of the DFV. Graphical data like: location in the activated lighthouse, working place, facilities and members that compose the expedition. For its validation they must have carried out a minimum of 100 contacts.

The expeditions credited by the IOTA or DXCC program, will be guaranteed automatically in the DFV program.

The members of expeditions that remain developing the activity, from the beginning to its conclusion, the contact of that lighthouse will be granted to them, valid for the award; for it the applicant should have to credit the activation.

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