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 September 23, 2018 00:01:07 UTC)
 CallsignBand:Ceiling Score
 RA9CUHB8:C703B7:C703B9:C669B6:C646B10:C632B5:C627B11:C610B12:C6035193
 PY3TDB7:C492B8:C492B9:C492B6:C459B10:C414B12:C369B11:C347B5:C2903355
 PU2MNQB8:C388B9:C388B7:C388B12:C374B10:C371B11:C371B6:C251B5:C2312762
 VK7AEB8:C342B6:C342B7:C342B5:C342B9:C297B10:C267B12:C227B3:C2202379
 4HS2450B8:C210B9:C210B7:C210B11:C174B10:C165B6:C164B12:C150B5:C1351418
 1HS3744B8:C201B7:C201B9:C201B10:C170B11:C151B6:C149B12:C143B5:C1331349
 30HS7103B8:C210B7:C210B9:C210B10:C200B11:C138B6:C131B12:C127B5:C831309
 16HS1164B8:C187B7:C187B9:C187B10:C135B6:C122B11:C110B5:C101B12:C991128
 G0THDB7:C205B8:C205B6:C192B9:C165B5:C104B10:C67B12:C46B11:C251009
 153HS1129B7:C195B8:C195B9:C195B10:C143B6:C111B12:C58B5:C55B11:C45997
 4HS2797B7:C171B8:C171B9:C171B11:C126B12:C120B10:C103B6:C70B5:C40972
 LU8HKB8:C132B9:C132B7:C132B6:C118B5:C109B10:C101B3:C89B12:C88901
 VE1XGB7:C138B8:C138B9:C134B6:C130B5:C115B10:C80B11:C51B12:C47833
 57HS3863B8:C196B7:C196B9:C196B10:C72B11:C49B6:C47B12:C42B5:C13811
 LW6DCB10:C109B9:C109B8:C109B12:C109B11:C104B7:C75B6:C58B5:C52725
 16HS206B7:C121B8:C121B6:C121B5:C121B9:C112B10:C60B3:C23B2:C19698
 VE1DRUB7:C135B8:C135B5:C135B6:C127B9:C37B3:C33B2:C29B10:C23654
 VK3EUB8:C113B6:C113B7:C113B9:C113B10:C102B11:C37B12:C34B5:C26651
 199RM1B9:C90B6:C90B5:C90B7:C90B8:C76B12:C60B3:C51B11:C50597
 50HS4440B7:C118B4:C118B8:C118B5:C68B6:C48B9:C41B3:C30B10:C8549
 108HS934B8:C120B7:C120B9:C108B10:C60B12:C37B6:C37B11:C27B5:C22531
 SP4QCUB7:C95B8:C95B9:C83B10:C60B6:C56B11:C48B5:C48B12:C45530
 19HS1474B8:C105B7:C105B9:C81B11:C62B12:C53B6:C49B10:C39B5:C22516
 14HS4015B7:C83B8:C83B5:C83B6:C83B9:C47B10:C24B12:C23B11:C22448
 PY5ZRB7:C69B8:C69B6:C69B9:C60B5:C60B10:C58B3:C27B4:C18430
 ZL3MAB8:C70B5:C70B9:C70B7:C70B6:C40B12:C32B3:C31B10:C28411
 VU2RVEB7:C85B8:C85B9:C85B6:C38B5:C28B11:C27B10:C24B12:C24396
 2HS6874B7:C86B6:C86B5:C86B8:C64B3:C19B9:C16B2:C11B11:C10378
 50HS7127B7:C57B8:C57B6:C57B9:C57B3:C46B5:C42B10:C30B2:C28374
 CE1VBMB8:C61B7:C61B10:C61B9:C51B12:C43B11:C37B6:C36B5:C6356
 VK5FSDXB8:C62B7:C62B9:C62B10:C35B12:C31B5:C26B11:C26B6:C22326
 DL1NFEB8:C50B7:C50B6:C42B9:C41B5:C38B11:C36B10:C35B12:C8300
 9HS158B7:C71B8:C71B6:C43B9:C40B5:C20B10:C15B11:C12B12:C2274
 14HS3438B7:C51B8:C51B6:C51B5:C34B4:C28B9:C26B10:C11B12:C9261
 TU2QU/FOB8:C64B7:C64B9:C40B5:C27B12:C19B6:C19B10:C16B3:C10259
 G7GLWB9:C42B8:C42B7:C42B6:C42B10:C27B5:C25B11:C23B3:C15258
 41HS389B7:C70B8:C70B6:C70B5:C19B9:C10B10:C9B11:C6B3:C4258
 19HS2741B7:C40B8:C40B5:C40B9:C38B10:C35B12:C25B6:C21B3:C19258
 340HS260B8:C48B7:C48B9:C48B6:C41B10:C22B12:C20B5:C17B11:C13257
 172HS128B8:C51B7:C51B9:C51B6:C47B11:C16B5:C15B10:C14B12:C11256
 175RM1B9:C44B8:C44B6:C44B3:C42B5:C36B7:C14B2:C9B12:C4237
 8HS706B7:C58B8:C58B10:C58B9:C21B6:C16B5:C11B11:C9B12:C3234
 2HS4173B7:C34B8:C34B6:C34B9:C30B12:C27B5:C27B3:C24B10:C21231
 KA9VB7:C45B8:C45B5:C45B6:C45B9:C18B3:C14B2:C11B10:C3226
 A41KLB8:C54B7:C54B5:C39B6:C28B12:C16B10:C14B9:C11B11:C10226
 UA3DCZB7:C46B8:C46B6:C39B5:C31B9:C25B10:C16B12:C11B2:C5219
 OE4TEAB8:C48B7:C48B9:C39B5:C21B12:C18B10:C15B3:C14B6:C12215
 12HS212B8:C42B9:C42B12:C42B7:C26B11:C22B10:C20B6:C12B5:C5211
 14HS5078B7:C68B8:C68B9:C24B6:C18B5:C14B10:C12B3:C3B12:C3210
 CX3BAB8:C31B12:C31B11:C31B10:C31B5:C31B9:C19B7:C19B6:C9202
 KS1KB8:C42B7:C42B6:C41B9:C35B12:C12B10:C12B5:C10B11:C8202
 19WO1701B7:C33B9:C33B8:C33B6:C32B10:C31B12:C14B3:C13B5:C12201
 317HS380B7:C41B5:C41B8:C41B9:C20B6:C16B2:C16B10:C10B3:C7192
 7X2CEB8:C36B7:C36B11:C33B9:C30B10:C19B12:C18B3:C10B6:C9191
 A41JWB8:C41B9:C41B7:C41B5:C17B10:C16B12:C12B11:C11B3:C8187
 16HS1474B7:C30B8:C30B5:C25B11:C23B9:C21B10:C21B6:C17B12:C11178
 4S7DAB8:C46B7:C46B6:C33B10:C21B9:C16B5:C9B3:C3B2:C3177
 58HS2726B8:C36B10:C36B9:C36B7:C31B11:C19B6:C12B3:C3B12:C3176
 N0DDCB7:C35B8:C35B5:C35B6:C35B12:C16B9:C11B3:C5B10:C2174
 19HS2951B7:C33B8:C33B6:C33B5:C33B9:C18B3:C11B11:C6B10:C5172
 196HS138B7:C55B8:C55B5:C22B6:C16B9:C8B10:C6B12:C6B3:C4172
 19HS4052B7:C44B8:C44B9:C31B6:C17B11:C13B12:C10B5:C7B3:C4170
 R6DJGB8:C27B7:C27B5:C25B2:C22B9:C21B1:C17B6:C15B12:C14168
 26HS317B7:C36B8:C36B5:C36B6:C36B3:C8B9:C8B2:C4B10:C2166
 3HS6407B7:C30B8:C30B9:C28B2:C26B6:C23B12:C13B5:C7B3:C6163
 F0DUWB8:C36B7:C36B9:C36B6:C23B5:C11B10:C7B3:C6B12:C4159
 RA4PBB8:C24B7:C24B5:C24B9:C24B6:C22B3:C16B11:C14B10:C9157
 KW5AB8:C47B7:C47B9:C21B6:C20B10:C7B11:C5B12:C5B5:C4156
 31HS1112B8:C38B7:C38B6:C35B9:C27B11:C5B10:C5B5:C5B12:C1154
 236HS1844B8:C34B9:C34B7:C34B6:C17B5:C15B10:C8B12:C6B11:C6154
 XE1YJLB8:C35B7:C35B9:C29B6:C24B10:C19B5:C5B11:C2B3:C2151
 UA9UCOB7:C29B8:C29B6:C29B9:C29B5:C16B2:C7B3:C7B1:C5151
 14HS3000B7:C28B9:C28B8:C27B5:C23B6:C19B11:C9B3:C8B12:C5147
 MI6EJZB7:C39B8:C39B9:C39B6:C11B10:C11B11:C5B2:C2B3:C1147
 9HS4755B7:C36B8:C36B5:C36B6:C21B9:C10B12:C3B2:C2B3:C2146
 ZS2MB7:C24B12:C24B8:C24B10:C22B5:C20B3:C10B6:C9B2:C5138
 2HS2108B7:C31B8:C31B5:C23B6:C21B9:C13B2:C9B11:C6B12:C3137
 14HS5569B7:C27B8:C27B6:C23B5:C21B10:C12B9:C12B11:C9B12:C5136
 93HS101B8:C30B7:C30B9:C30B6:C19B10:C11B12:C6B11:C5B5:C5136
 JG1QEMB8:C30B7:C30B6:C30B3:C16B5:C13B2:C6B9:C6B1:C3134
 14HS5041B8:C26B7:C26B6:C26B9:C21B5:C13B11:C10B10:C6B12:C5133
 151HS889B8:C31B7:C31B6:C22B5:C11B9:C10B12:C9B3:C7B10:C4125
 14HS741B7:C32B8:C32B6:C16B5:C12B9:C12B10:C12B12:C5B4:C2123
 RG5AB8:C22B7:C22B6:C20B9:C16B10:C16B5:C12B3:C8B12:C5121
 D2/UW5EJXB8:C30B9:C30B12:C16B6:C10B2:C9B10:C9B3:C8B11:C6118
 KP4JEVB8:C25B7:C25B9:C20B5:C13B6:C12B10:C10B3:C6B2:C6117
 16HS1594B7:C31B8:C31B6:C20B5:C13B11:C8B9:C7B12:C3B2:C2115
 2HS9701B7:C24B8:C24B10:C18B5:C17B9:C14B6:C4B2:C4B11:C3108
 ON2WACB8:C19B9:C19B6:C19B7:C19B5:C14B10:C9B12:C5B3:C4108
 4Z5DWB8:C22B7:C22B10:C20B5:C12B6:C10B9:C8B2:C7B3:C6107
 CT1EOSB7:C23B8:C23B9:C23B6:C13B12:C9B11:C6B5:C5B10:C4106
 14HS3863B8:C17B7:C17B6:C17B9:C14B12:C13B5:C12B11:C11B3:C5106
 43HS45B8:C23B7:C23B9:C23B10:C12B6:C12B11:C3B12:C3B5:C3102
 UA9ODBB8:C19B7:C19B6:C19B9:C17B3:C10B5:C7B10:C6B2:C5102
 1HS5227B8:C26B7:C26B9:C15B6:C13B12:C6B5:C6B10:C3B2:C398
 HB9BHSB8:C18B5:C18B6:C18B7:C18B12:C8B9:C6B11:C6B3:C597
 16HS1597B7:C20B8:C20B6:C20B9:C14B5:C12B10:C9B2:C1B1:C197
 6HS773B7:C20B8:C20B9:C20B6:C19B5:C6B11:C6B12:C3B10:C296
 16HS1799B8:C23B7:C23B6:C12B9:C11B12:C9B5:C8B10:C4B11:C393
 50HS6823B8:C16B7:C16B9:C13B10:C12B6:C10B11:C9B12:C9B5:C691
 50HS3042B7:C15B8:C15B6:C15B5:C15B11:C11B9:C11B12:C6B3:C290
 JA2JLGB8:C19B7:C19B5:C19B6:C14B9:C8B10:C5B12:C3B3:C390
 SP2DNIB8:C17B7:C17B6:C17B9:C17B3:C7B11:C3B12:C3B5:C384
 UA3UDXB7:C18B8:C18B6:C18B5:C18B9:C5B10:C3B3:C3B2:C184
 19HS1877B8:C19B7:C19B9:C19B11:C11B6:C5B12:C5B10:C4B2:C183
 G0HDZB7:C15B8:C15B6:C15B9:C15B5:C12B10:C4B12:C4B2:C383
 IK2FILB8:C16B7:C16B6:C16B5:C11B12:C9B9:C7B10:C3B11:C381
 F6EJIB5:C13B9:C13B7:C13B6:C13B8:C12B12:C10B3:C4B11:C381
 F4ICZB7:C12B11:C12B8:C12B9:C12B6:C11B5:C9B3:C3B12:C273
 32HS223B8:C12B9:C12B7:C12B10:C9B6:C9B12:C6B11:C6B5:C672
 CN18FWCB7:C16B8:C16B6:C14B2:C10B5:C7B9:C6B3:C2B10:C172
 19HS312B7:C15B8:C15B6:C13B11:C9B9:C8B10:C6B5:C3B3:C372
 9HS3639B7:C12B6:C12B8:C12B5:C10B3:C7B10:C7B9:C7B2:C269
 14HS309B8:C15B7:C15B9:C15B10:C13B5:C4B6:C3B11:C2B3:C168
 ZL4SYB7:C16B8:C16B9:C14B6:C9B5:C6B3:C3B1:C2B2:C167
 2HS1684B7:C17B8:C17B10:C8B9:C8B5:C6B12:C5B6:C3B2:C266
 26HS3197B8:C13B7:C13B10:C9B9:C8B12:C6B6:C6B11:C6B5:C162
 13HS4237B8:C11B9:C11B7:C11B10:C8B12:C7B6:C6B11:C3B5:C360
 14HS10B7:C13B8:C13B6:C11B5:C7B9:C6B4:C4B10:C3B3:C360
 ZB3ZB8:C11B7:C11B9:C9B12:C8B5:C7B10:C6B11:C4B3:C460
 14HS4164B8:C12B7:C12B10:C8B6:C8B9:C8B5:C6B11:C3B12:C360
 153HS460B7:C14B8:C14B9:C14B12:C6B10:C4B3:C3B5:C3B11:C260
 50HS5873B8:C12B7:C12B6:C12B9:C9B11:C5B5:C4B3:C2B12:C258
 173HS110B7:C11B8:C11B3:C11B2:C9B6:C5B10:C4B9:C4B12:C257
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 31HS322B7:C13B8:C13B6:C13B5:C7B9:C3B3:C2B10:C2B11:C255
 2HS7200B8:C8B7:C8B9:C8B6:C7B12:C6B10:C6B5:C6B11:C655
 108HS241B9:C9B8:C9B5:C9B7:C9B6:C9B10:C3B11:C3B12:C354
 19HS2688B8:C9B10:C9B9:C9B7:C9B12:C7B11:C3B6:C3B3:C251
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 35HS380B12:C7B7:C7B10:C7B9:C7B8:C6B3:C6B5:C5B6:C449
 OZ9OMB8:C12B7:C12B9:C7B5:C7B4:C5B12:C3B11:C2B10:C149
 2HS1189B8:C12B7:C12B9:C8B5:C6B10:C6B11:C2B6:C1B2:C148
 35HS395B8:C8B7:C8B5:C8B9:C8B6:C6B11:C5B10:C4B1:C148
 50HS5325B7:C12B8:C12B6:C7B9:C4B10:C4B5:C3B2:C2B3:C145
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 14HS544B8:C10B7:C10B6:C10B11:C3B2:C3B9:C2B3:C1B1:C140
 KC9HHB5:C7B7:C7B8:C7B6:C7B2:C3B9:C2B10:C2B3:C237
 14HS2414B7:C5B5:C5B9:C5B6:C5B4:C5B8:C4B11:C3B12:C335
 31HS2861B8:C6B7:C6B12:C6B10:C6B6:C3B9:C3B11:C2B5:C133
 1HS2486B6:C5B8:C5B9:C5B11:C4B7:C3B12:C3B5:C2B1:C128
 31HS401B7:C5B9:C5B5:C4B8:C4B10:C4B11:C3B12:C2B3:C128
 KD6KAB8:C5B5:C5B2:C5B6:C4B7:C4B9:C3B3:C1B1:C128
 91HS8461B6:C4B8:C4B3:C3B12:C3B1:C3B10:C3B5:C3B2:C326
 K5MOWB7:C5B11:C5B10:C4B5:C3B9:C2B6:C2B12:C2B8:C225
 15HS177B8:C4B6:C4B7:C4B5:C4B11:C2B9:C2B10:C1B2:C122
 31HS688B8:C3B7:C3B10:C3B9:C3B3:C3B2:C3B11:C2B6:C121
 14HS5061B8:C3B9:C3B7:C3B12:C3B11:C3B10:C3B6:C2B5:C121
 CT2HRBB7:C2B8:C2B11:C2B9:C2B5:C2B12:C2B10:C2B6:C216
 50HS4702B8:C2B7:C2B5:C2B6:C2B9:C1B3:C1B1:C1B2:C112