Diplômes des îles françaises de la Métropole.

A: RULES:

  1. It is requested that all award applicants or stations giving the possibility of acquiring an award of the REF Union have a sporting spirit and fair play conduct.

  2. An applicant or a station giving the possibility of obtaining an award or the responsible of this station (QSL manager…etc) can be disqualified for violating the rules and radioamateur fair play.

  3. In the case where the responsible of a station has been found to have contravened the rules the activation can be refused and the station in question warned.

  4. Only the award service of the REF-Union in consultation with the national president are authorised for all decision taking without appeal.

B: STARTING DATE: 1 janvier 1996.

The DIFM can be obtained by all stations with an official radio amateur licence. Also all SWLs under the same conditions.

C: WHAT IS THE DIFM ?

The DIFM is destined to promote contacts with french islands , it is before everything a game. So, all islands reputed to be dangerous for access are excluded from the DIFM.

D: CONTACT VALIDITY :

All stations contacted should be terrestrial with the name of the island and reference number CLEARLY printed.Contacts with boats, aircraft and via repeaters are excluded. The activation of an island will not be accepted if there has not been a MINIMUM OF 100 CONTACTS MADE DURING THE 1st ACTIVATION in this and only this case a copy of the log should be sent to the DIFM manager after being signed by the operator or operators before 31st december of the year.

After 1sr January 2002, for inhabited islands, copy of the log should be sent to the DIFM manager, including a proof of presence on the island, before 31st december of the year.

The operators should answer to all buro or direct QSL, at any time.

E: QUALIFYING CONDITIONS FOR THE DIFM :

It is necessary to present justification (QSL cards) of 10 islands. Afterwards it is possible to obtain tickets raising the value of the diploma by groups of 5 always presenting the QSL cards. After 20 islands confirmed it is possible to raise the score island by island. The justificatives QSL cards must mention the DIFM reference and must be printed.

F: CLASSIFICATION :

The basic DIFM can be claimed all year round. Score increasing is only done once per year before the 31 january.

An honour table is published in the 3 months that follow.

G: PRICE :

This is published each year in RADIO REF.

H: MANAGER :

For all request regarding an award of the REF-UNION, send your request to: REF-UNION, Demande de Diplôme BP 7429, 32 rue de Suède 37074 TOURS cedex 2 or F5IL J.C. LEBOURG Boite Postale 215 27402 LOUVIERS Cedex FAX: 02.32.40.70.11 For additional informations , write to: diplomes@ref-union.org

I: ISLAND DEFINITION :

For the DIFM only a significant area of ground, surrounded by water and never totally submerged count. The maps which serve as the only reference are those of the SHOM (Service Hydrographique Oceanographique of the Marine) with a scale between 1/25000 and 1/52000 and IGN with scale 1/25000.

J: ISLAND LIST:

IT’s the FINAL LIST, no addition will be made from the date of 1st march 1997. The list is divide in four parts, including the following :

– DIFM reference (MA, AT, etc)

– eventually, IOTA reference

– Island name.

– Les coordonnées géographiques

K: DELETED ISLANDS :

The islands in the following list (see K, french rules) , are deleted because they fall into the criteria of paragraphes C or I. However contacts made with these islands before the 1st february 1997 count. Their references have been re-distributed in the island list of 1st march 1997. During a request for the DIFM or for a score update, these islands should be included at the end of the list in the section “DELETED ISLANDS”.

1-ILES DE LA MANCHE :

île des TINTIAUX ex MA-007
île VERTE ex MA-037
île de ROCHEFORT ex MA-039
île du TAUREAU ex MA-042

2-ILES DE L’ATLANTIQUE :

île de la CALEBASSE ex AT-019
île des FAISANS/CONFERENCE ex AT-029
île LE DAOUET ex AT-049
île PEN GLAS ex AT-050
île DE CHELOT ex AT-051
île DE BERN ID ex AT-052
île DES PETITS CARDINAUX ex AT-095
île DE STHUAN ex AT-097
île DE TROMPELOUP ex AT-101
île de BEYCHEVELLE ex AT-107

3-ILES DE LA MEDITERRANEE :

île des EYGLAUDES ex ME-025
île du GRAND SALAMAN ex ME-026

4-ILES DE LA CORSE :

île de CAPENSE ex TK-040
île du BROCCU ex TK-041

L: IMPORTANT :

In the island list all the references where the island name is followed by (*) means that this island has already been activated. Every year at the same time that the classification list is published the list of islands activated for the first time will also be published.

M: DIFM APPLICATION:

All applications for the DIFM or for score augmentation should be set out in the following manner.
On paper, addressed to DIFM-manager, with the name, address and call-sign,the islands should be listed in group and numerical order.
EX : ILES DE LA MANCHE
MA001 – indicatif – date – heure -rs/t
All QSL cards should be included with the application.
Payment should be made to REF UNION. All applications not respecting these guidelines will not be accepted.