CHALLENGE COINS GREAT FOR YOUR AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
This idea is really catching on with amateur radio clubs and individual hams these days. Challenge coins are a great way to build esprit de corps, raise money for your club and award those who participate and contribute to our great hobby. And never forget that in the world of military coins there is nothing better than having a coin for your Military Affiliate Radio Service (MARS) group.
HAM RADIO LAPEL PINS AND BADGES
Our company makes both custom ham radio lapel pins and ham radio badges. Pins are a traditional way of identifying amateur radio club membership. They are very affordable and a great way to encourage membership renewal or raise money for the repeater fund. Amateur radio badges have been used to identify members of EComm organizations such as REACT. They can be custom made for your club with a quick turnaround. Some clubs use them to reward participation in events like field day and they can be customized for each year’s event.
AMATEUR RADIO CHALLENGE COINS
This is an easy project to do for your club. We are happy to do all of the artwork for you and make the process easy. We know what we are doing with these. D & R Stands for Dave and Rick, the two founders of the company. (We were going to come up with a high sounding name like Ultra Mega National Corporation or something but we had a couple glasses of wine and settled for D & R. It seems to have worked just fine.) Anyway. Ham radio coins are close to “R’s” heart as he is also known as KC7MF. So we offer considerable discounts to amateur radio clubs who want to make their own coins.
HOW TO USE HAM RADIO COINS
The obvious way to use Ham Radio Challenge Coins is to sell them to club members of course. Another use is to reward members of the community who help or participate with your club. Here is how to do that affordably. Once the dies (hardened steel forms from which the coins are struck) have been made we can still modify the plating and color on the coins to reflect several different awards. For example, members may be able to purchase a bronze coin to show their membership and participate in the “coin challenge”. This same coin could be plated Silver for people purchasing “Life Memberships”. The president and officers of the club could have a few made in gold plate to use to present as special awards to members and others who they wish to especially award. The good thing is that they all cost the same and can be mixed and matched.
So give me a shout if you hear me on the air. I hang out on 20 meters much of the time. If you want to talk challenge coins call me on the landline or email and I can go over the particulars with you.