This is an annual award that is issued to top scoring DX operators after every calendar year as per rules. This is a time bound award. The eligibility for this award will start from 1st January of the year and will be open for points accrual till 31st December of each year. A new Master DXer Award" is setup each year. The awards are designated by the year. For instance, "Master DXer Award - 2016", "Master DXer Award - 2017" and so on. Each year 5 top scorers are also awarded with the designated award certificates.

The Milestone certificates are awarded to top qualifying DX operators after every quarter. Here are the rules for this award:
  • 1) These are time bound awards. Operators need to accrue points within the specified time-period. The QSOs made as a part of any contest on HS4 will not be counted for the purpose of these awards.
  • 2) Operators will need to work as per award rules on minimum 8 out of 11 HS4 HF bands of their choice during the award period to be eligible.
  • 3) Any operator who worked less than 8 bands as per rules below will stand disqualified.
  • 4) QSO between stations with a distance of less than 2000 Km will not be considered.
  • 5) Only one QSO between any two stations in one calendar day per band will be considered.
  • 6) QSO Points: 1 point for 2001-5000 Km, 2 points for 5001-10000 Km and 3 points for >10000 Km.
  • 7) The point system stated above will be universally applicable for all HF bands on HS4.
  • 8) At the time of final calculations, the following steps will be followed:
  • a) Points for each band will be calculated as per points rule given above.
  • b) Only top 8 of 11 highest (non zero) scoring band will be carried forward for further computation.
  • c) Scores of 8 eligible bands will be aggregated and averaged to arrive at "Ceiling Index".
  • d) The Ceiling Index (a.k.a clipping score) as derived above will be applied to each individual band score. If the score of any band is higher than Ceiling Index, then that band score will be clipped to the Ceiling Index.
  • e) The scores of 8 bands obtained after having applied the Ceiling Index wherever applicable will be aggregated again to arrive at the final score.
  • 9) Winners will be declared based on the final score tallies.

Special Announcement

The Master DXer Award system will be operational for the 1st October 2016 which marks the beginning of the last quarter. All QSOs made by operators starting 1st October will be factored in for award computation. -- In 2016, the Annual award will not be issued since we only have 3 months left. however, a very special "Master DXer Milestone Certificate Q4 2016" will be issued to 3 top winners after the end of the quarter. This Q4 2016 certificate is a one time certificate only for 2016. From next year we will have Q1, Q2, Q3 and finally the grand annual award. -- Tighten your seat-belts and get ready for action to acquire this most prestigious award on HamSphere 4.0

Awards / Current score (Updated on the hour)

 Master DXer Milestone Certificate Q4 2016 from 2016-10-01 to 2017-01-01 - CLOSED
 Callsign Band:Ceiling Score
 RA9CUHB5:C784B8:C784B7:C784B6:C784B2:C784B9:C531B10:C469B3:C4285348
 VK7AEB8:C670B9:C670B10:C670B11:C635B7:C618B6:C538B12:C490B5:C4074698
 VU2RVEB8:C636B9:C636B5:C636B7:C636B6:C597B10:C503B2:C232B3:C2104086

 Master DXer Milestone Certificate Q1 2017 from 2017-01-01 to 2017-04-01 - CLOSED
 Callsign Band:Ceiling Score
 RA9CUHB5:C1179B8:C1179B7:C1179B6:C1179B9:C1125B10:C775B3:C716B2:C6577989
 VU2RVEB9:C901B8:C901B5:C901B7:C870B6:C728B10:C585B12:C477B11:C4055768
 VK7AEB9:C762B8:C762B7:C762B10:C740B6:C728B5:C664B11:C647B12:C5765641

 Master DXer Milestone Certificate Q2 2017 from 2017-04-01 to 2017-07-01 - CLOSED
 Callsign Band:Ceiling Score
 LW6DCB8:C1468B9:C1468B7:C1468B10:C1468B12:C1412B11:C1262B6:C606B5:C4359587
 VU2RVEB8:C1426B7:C1426B9:C1393B10:C907B6:C852B12:C824B11:C630B5:C6038061
 RA9CUHB7:C1004B8:C1004B6:C926B9:C894B5:C886B10:C733B3:C603B11:C6016651

 Master DXer Milestone Certificate Q3 2017 from 2017-07-01 to 2017-10-01 - CLOSED
 Callsign Band:Ceiling Score
 LW6DCB8:C1527B9:C1527B10:C1527B11:C1527B7:C1512B12:C1501B6:C802B5:C53410457
 RA9CUHB7:C958B8:C958B11:C938B6:C893B9:C818B5:C738B10:C724B12:C6476674
 PU2MNQB12:C848B7:C848B11:C848B10:C848B8:C848B9:C805B6:C529B5:C3665940

 Master DXer Certificate 2017 from 2017-01-01 to 2018-01-01 - CLOSED
 Callsign Band:Ceiling Score
 LW6DCB8:C5404B9:C5404B12:C5404B10:C5404B11:C5404B7:C5340B6:C2454B5:C155636370
 RA9CUHB7:C4239B8:C4239B5:C4239B6:C4239B9:C3832B11:C3329B10:C3176B12:C290230195
 VU2RVEB8:C4232B7:C4232B9:C4232B10:C3373B6:C2945B12:C2907B11:C2761B5:C247827160
 6HS773B8:C2319B9:C2319B7:C2319B6:C2319B10:C2136B12:C1539B11:C1246B5:C121515412
 PU2MNQB7:C2057B8:C2057B12:C2057B9:C2057B10:C2057B11:C2057B6:C1190B5:C85314385

 Master DXer Milestone Certificate Q1 2018 from 2018-01-01 to 2018-04-01 - CLOSED
 Callsign Band:Ceiling Score
 LW6DCB9:C1705B10:C1705B8:C1705B12:C1705B11:C1705B7:C1595B6:C1047B5:C74611913
 PY3TDB7:C1391B8:C1391B9:C1391B6:C1344B11:C1275B12:C1130B5:C1089B10:C8989909
 RA9CUHB6:C1015B8:C1015B7:C1015B9:C1014B5:C1006B10:C926B12:C857B11:C8547702

 Master DXer Milestone Certificate Q2 2018 from 2018-04-01 to 2018-07-01 - CLOSED
 Callsign Band:Ceiling Score
 4HS2450B8:C1115B7:C1115B9:C1115B10:C1115B12:C993B11:C843B6:C599B5:C5667461
 PY3TDB7:C957B8:C957B9:C957B6:C937B10:C686B5:C543B12:C520B11:C4355992
 RA9CUHB8:C690B7:C690B10:C669B9:C634B6:C574B11:C551B12:C549B5:C5354892

 HamSphere 4.0 Master DXer Q3 2018 - OPEN (Updated July 22, 2018 16:01:03 UTC)
 CallsignBand:Ceiling Score
 RA9CUHB8:C241B7:C241B9:C229B6:C229B10:C224B5:C221B11:C212B12:C2071804
 VK7AEB8:C216B6:C216B7:C216B5:C216B9:C179B10:C151B3:C134B12:C1301458
 LU8HKB9:C86B7:C86B8:C86B6:C85B5:C79B10:C63B3:C62B12:C53600
 VE1XGB7:C86B8:C86B6:C86B9:C79B5:C72B10:C43B11:C27B3:C26505
 4HS2450B8:C74B9:C74B7:C74B11:C54B12:C54B10:C54B5:C51B6:C48483
 PU2MNQB8:C62B7:C62B9:C62B11:C57B10:C56B12:C54B3:C54B5:C54461
 16HS1164B7:C71B8:C71B9:C71B10:C57B6:C54B11:C45B5:C44B12:C39452
 PY3TDB7:C67B6:C67B8:C67B9:C67B5:C36B12:C17B3:C17B10:C15353
 16HS206B7:C61B8:C61B6:C61B5:C61B9:C51B10:C24B2:C5B3:C3327
 4HS2797B7:C58B8:C58B11:C42B10:C41B9:C37B6:C32B5:C22B12:C19309
 PY5ZRB7:C45B8:C45B9:C45B6:C45B10:C35B5:C23B3:C16B12:C8262
 30HS7103B7:C42B8:C42B9:C41B6:C37B10:C31B5:C25B11:C18B12:C16252
 2HS4173B8:C32B7:C32B6:C32B12:C27B9:C27B3:C24B5:C24B10:C21219
 G0THDB7:C54B8:C54B6:C40B9:C33B5:C26B4:C4B10:C3B11:C3217
 1HS3744B7:C33B8:C33B9:C33B6:C29B5:C24B11:C20B12:C20B10:C20212
 153HS1129B7:C49B8:C49B6:C35B5:C19B9:C18B3:C17B10:C12B2:C11210
 VK3EUB8:C31B6:C31B7:C31B9:C29B10:C21B11:C15B12:C15B5:C6179
 50HS7127B7:C29B8:C29B6:C29B9:C26B5:C24B3:C19B2:C14B1:C8178
 2HS6874B7:C36B6:C36B5:C36B8:C29B3:C11B11:C6B9:C6B12:C6166
 W6RSTB7:C34B8:C34B9:C22B10:C18B11:C15B12:C15B5:C13B6:C10161
 G7GLWB8:C23B7:C23B9:C23B6:C23B11:C13B5:C12B3:C11B10:C9137
 50HS4440B7:C35B8:C35B4:C33B5:C13B6:C7B3:C5B10:C2B2:C1131
 VU2RVEB7:C28B8:C28B9:C20B6:C11B5:C8B10:C8B11:C6B12:C6115
 14HS4015B7:C26B8:C26B6:C26B5:C10B9:C9B3:C5B2:C5B11:C3110
 F0DUWB8:C24B7:C24B9:C24B6:C19B10:C5B5:C5B2:C4B1:C3108
 VE1DRUB7:C27B8:C27B5:C27B9:C9B10:C6B6:C6B11:C3B3:C3108
 ZL3MAB8:C19B7:C19B9:C19B6:C17B5:C14B2:C8B3:C8B11:C3107
 UA3UDXB7:C18B8:C18B6:C18B5:C18B9:C5B10:C3B3:C3B2:C184
 CN18FWCB7:C16B8:C16B6:C14B2:C10B5:C7B9:C6B3:C2B10:C172
 9HS158B7:C21B8:C21B6:C10B9:C6B5:C4B11:C4B4:C2B12:C270
 VK5FSDXB8:C13B9:C13B11:C11B6:C9B10:C6B7:C6B5:C5B3:C366
 32HS223B8:C9B9:C9B7:C9B6:C9B5:C6B10:C6B11:C3B12:C354
 UA3DCZB7:C13B8:C13B9:C11B5:C5B6:C5B2:C2B10:C2B3:C152
 2HS7200B7:C7B8:C7B9:C7B5:C6B11:C6B6:C6B12:C6B10:C651
 JG1QEMB8:C11B7:C11B6:C6B5:C6B3:C4B2:C4B10:C2B9:C246
 108HS241B5:C7B9:C7B8:C7B6:C7B7:C7B3:C3B11:C3B12:C344
 SP2DNIB7:C8B8:C8B9:C8B6:C7B3:C4B11:C3B12:C3B1:C142
 19HS2741B7:C7B8:C7B5:C7B10:C5B2:C4B6:C4B9:C3B12:C340
 14HS544B8:C9B7:C9B6:C9B11:C3B2:C3B9:C2B3:C1B1:C137
 CX3BAB5:C7B10:C6B7:C3B12:C3B8:C3B6:C3B11:C3B9:C331
 A41JWB8:C7B7:C7B10:C7B5:C3B3:C2B2:C2B9:C2B6:C131
 G0HDZB7:C5B8:C5B5:C5B9:C5B6:C5B10:C3B3:C1B2:C130
 F6EJIB7:C5B5:C5B6:C5B9:C5B8:C4B10:C2B3:C2B1:C129
 91HS8461B6:C3B2:C3B11:C3B9:C3B7:C3B3:C3B12:C3B1:C324
 4Z5DWB7:C2B8:C2B9:C2B10:C1B5:C1B11:C1B6:C1B12:C111