The Awards

All the awards are delivered free of charge in electronic format only. Use the following link to check your scores and claim your new awards via the WCA English Castles Awards Claim Service.

Simply enter your callsign, check the hunter or activator box, enter the security code (case sensitive) and submit. You will be presented with all the references you’ve already worked including which awards you’ve already claimed and if you have a new award available to claim. At the bottom of the page click yes if you wish to claim your award/s, enter your name and email and push send. Your award/s will be emailed to you in good time.

Only awards issued by the WCA/ECA Awards Claim Service are valid. The outdated gma network awards are no longer recognised by us or WCA and are invalid.

ECA Hunter Awards

10 levels issued for working:

Basic 15, Bronze 50, Silver 75, Gold 100, Platinum 150, Diamond 200, Honor Roll 300.

Three special awards are also available for the dedicated chaser! The Crusader Award 500, the Knights Templar 1000 and finally the ultimate ECA award The Grand Master 1500.


ECA Activator Awards

10 levels issued for activating:

Basic 5, Bronze 15, Silver 50, Gold 75, platinum 100, Diamond 150, Honor Roll 200.

The Crusader 350, Knights Templar 500 and the ultimate ECA activator award The Grand Master 700 are also available for the dedicated top activators.

Swl Awards

The only exception to the above is Swl Awards which can be claimed in the same increments as hunter awards via email to

You must give details of your Swl callsign, the activators callsign, the activators castle reference number along with the date and another amateur radio callsign of the station the activator worked at a specific time in utc. For example a Swl ‘Basic’ Award claim will need 15 log entries emailed to the above email address with the details stated. Should any of these details be missing from a Swl award claim it will be disregarded. Should all the information required be present the logs will be checked and the award sent in a reply via email.

The Castles Cup

In addition to the regular awards you may also like to take part in our friendly activity week “The Castles Cup”. Click the image below for details or use the drop down menu above.

ECA/WCA Activations

Follow the links for more information.

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