Taranaki Award 2023 Official Rules.
For any further information or clarification, email Doug on [email protected]
1. The Award will run from Wednesday 27th September to Sunday 1st October 2023 inclusive.
2. It is available to all amateur operators and to listeners of amateur bands. Listeners must complete all details of a conversation including both callsigns used.
3. Contacts may be made on any band using any mode.
4. ZL6RFA is a compulsory contact worth 5 points. You must log this station.
5. Taranaki club stations are each worth 3 points. (see below)
6. All other stations within Taranaki are worth 1 point each.
NOTE: A Taranaki station is one that is physically present inside the Taranaki boundaries as shown, and whose official address is also within the Taranaki boundaries. For the Award, Taranaki extends to the north to include Awakino.
7. To apply for the Award certificate, 25 points must be attained, including the contact
8. Each contact can be worked ONCE ONLY for each application for the award.
Contact with Taranaki Club Stations:
Club Name Branch Callsign Points
NEW PLYMOUTH Branch 27 ZL2AB 3 POINTS
WAITARA Branch 47 ZL2TO 3 POINTS INGLEWOOD Branch 19 ZL2PT 3 POINTS
SOUTH TARANAKI Branch 87 ZL2QF 3 POINTS
HAWERA Branch 14 ZL2HWA 3 POINTS
OPUNAKE Branch 32 ZL2ANN 3 POINTS
Please note the following changes about receiving your certificate:
- (Preferred option) Submit your log by email within 2 weeks of end of award (i.e. Sunday 15th October 2023) Your certificate will be send as a PDF file for printing if required. There is no cost but a donation is gratefully accepted to the account shown below.
Electronic logs are preferred and can be emailed to: [email protected] in most formats –
e.g. cabrillo,spreadsheet (.xls, numeric .ods), document (.odt .doc .docx) , ADIF, or scan of paper log.
2. (If necessary) Send a copy of log and fee of $10.00 per certificate to arrive no later than two weeks following the end of the award period (i.e. Sunday 16th October 2022). Payments can be made to TSB account: 153942 0001086 00 using internet banking or at a branch. No cheques accepted and please do not send cash in post. Please add your Call sign & T Award as a reference. Logs may be emailed, or posted to:
The Award Custodian,
New Plymouth Amateur Radio Club,
c/- 1/36 Hine Street,
New Plymouth 4310
Your certificate will be mailed
• Logs must be clear and legible. Any missing or unreadable entry may result in the cancellation of the applicable points.
• No logs will be returned.
• The final decision rests with the Award organisers, and no correspondence will be entered into.
Please include the following information in logs.
DATE TIME CALLSIGN NAME QTH BAND MODE SIGNAL(HF) POINTS
A summary page of applicants information should also be prepared showing:
• Points claimed for each certificate ( if multi-band or multi-mode)
• Payment amount made ($5 for each certificate including return postage)
• Logs must be signed. The senders email address in the message header will count as a signature.
The Award Certificate this year will be in A4 landscape format and feature a view of Mount Taranaki from the coast.
When to make contacts:
Taranaki stations will be available each day on National System and local repeaters, and will
try and come up when possible. A good time is around 7pm. Also try the nets below.
Contacts are not limited to these specific times.
Net name Time Frequency
Taranaki Award HF Net 8pm from Thu 28th Sep 3.660 MHz +/- 5 kHz
ZL Awards Net 9pm daily 3.677 MHz
Branch 27 Net 8pm Wednesday 147.200 MHz repeater (+600 shift)
In Conjunction with the Taranaki Award, we will also be running the Dan Wilkinson Memorial Contest
DAN WILKINSON MEMORIAL CONTEST
1. Certificates will be awarded in two categories for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
The categories are:
a. Taranaki stations
b. Those outside the region.
2. The Wooden Shield will be awarded to the station outside the Taranaki region who has the most contacts with Taranaki stations and engraved with their name. The Taranaki station contacted can only be used for scoring once, regardless of what bands they are contacted on. The Shield is to be held by the winner from the end of October to the beginning of the following September.
3. The Dan Wilkinson Memorial Stone Trophy will be engraved with the Taranaki station with the most points. However because of the size and weight of the Trophy it will remain in the possession of the Award Organisers.