I was looking forward to working towards awards. But once one has the 'World Friendship Award' there's a massive gap to get a masters award. It would be nice to have a half way award to encourage people. We don't all have towers and beams and amplifiers, all I have is a very small garden and it's a rented house so can't put anything on the roof or walls. With my small EFHW I doubt I'm ever going to get all European DXCC's, let alone any other Masters awards so what's the point in trying? With luck (and the new solar cycle) I might hopefully achieve the "World Continents Award" and the "Grid Squared Award" but I very much doubt any others are within reach over the next few years. So, please consider having some awards that new(ish) hams can realistically achieve within a few months or a year. I'm sure we'd all agree that we need to encourage people to remain in the hobby? Thanks, Ali.