The Taranaki Award 2015

  1. The Award will run from 17th October   till  25th October   2015   Inclusive It is available to all Amateurs and short wave Listeners.
  1. Contacts may be made on any band, any mode. Each station may be worked ONCE ONLY for each separate application for the Award.

Compulsory contact with Special Station   ZL6RFA    5 points
(We are retaining our call sign from our previous Rhododendron Festival award )


Contact with Taranaki Club Stations

  • New Plymouth          Branch 27      ZL2AB            3 points 
  • Waitara                      Branch 47      ZL2TO            3 points 
  • South Taranaki         Branch 87      ZL2QF            3 points 
  • Inglewood                 Branch 19      ZL2PT             3 points   
  • Hawera                      Branch 14      ZL2HWA        3 points
  • Opunake                   Branch 32      ZL2ANN         3 points


Each additional Taranaki station (A Station whose base is in Taranaki)  1 point
Copy of log and fee of $5.00 to arrive before the  10th November
Total Points needed for award  25 points

Paper logs and electronic logs both welcome. Electronic can be sent to or

and paper logs to:

The Award Custodian
Branch 27
c/o 45 Robe Street
New Plymouth


  • Logs must be signed and include full name, call sign,address of operator, and show final score (points claimed) The senders email address in the message header will count as a signature.
  • Logs must be legible. No logs will be returned.
  • Electronic logs may be in cabrillo,spreadsheet (.xls, numeric .ods), document (.odt .doc .docx) or ADIF
  • Decision of the contest manager will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.


Log to include:

DATE  TIME  BAND  MODE CALLSIGN  Sig report (HF) Name  QTH   Points
A summary page should be prepared showing:
Name, Call sign, Points claimed for each certificate if multi band or multi mode and payment value stated

Payments can be made to TSB account: 153942 0001086 00
Please add your  Call sign & T Award as a reference

Fee including return Postage
Certificate   $5.00 each

Overseas station requires only 6 points and DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE the COMPULSORY CONTACT.
Overseas award application Fee US $6.00 or fair equivalent NO IRC or STAMPS PLEASE

The Award Certificate will be a Print of painting of Mt Taranaki/ Egmont
(New Print each year)

Taranaki stations will be available  each day on National System and local repeaters, and will try and come up when possible.

Taranaki Award Net  –   3.660 MHZ +/-   8 pm each evening
The ZL Awards Net  –   3.677 MHz   from 9  pm each evening

In Conjunction with the Taranaki Award

We will be running the the Dan Wilkinson Memorial Contest