Going after Awards is one of the many pursuits of Amateurs. Awards are the result of pursuing some radio activity, usually involving making a number of contacts of a particular type. The award may be in the form of a certificate, plaque or trophy.
There are many Awards operated within New Zealand and around the world. For current details see the Current Call Book, or current issues of Amateur Radio Magazines, such as Break-In.
Many awards require membership of NZART or a sister national society. Most awards have a small cost toward the presentation that you get at the end of it.
Awards are a fun way of contacting new and different people in a more relaxed and informal manner than a contest.
Awards Net is a good place to start or listen in to
You can join the Awards Net on
Band/Frequency: 80m/3.677 MHz
Day/Time: Every night/From 0800 UTC (8 pm NZST (New Zealand Standard Time)) or
Time Daylight Saving Time: 9 pm NZDT (New Zealand Daylight Saving Time)
And you can also see the Awards Column in Break-In or contact the NZART Awards Manager for more details.
For more Awards information contact the NZART Awards Manager via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal Address: NZART Awards Manager PO Box 1733 Christchurch New Zealand
Details on NZART (New Zealand) Awards
Details on NZART (New Zealand) Awards are available via this PDF file: NZART_AWARDS-PDF
Please Note: The Counties Award is based on the old county boundaries that have been out of existence for many years. This award may be withdrawn at some future date. The Regions Award is the replacement award and is based on the current county boundaries, although Banks Peninsular is now part of Christchurch but for the Regions Award it will still remain as Banks Peninsular.
AoTY=Amateur of The Year OTC=Old Timers' Club ZL=Indicates New Zealand (International Prefix Used For New Zealand Callsigns) IARU=International Amateur Radio Union NI=North Island (of New Zealand) SI=South Island (of New Zealand) CJC=Captain James Cook NZ=New Zealand WAZL=Worked All ZL(New Zealand) WA=Worked All
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