The Award Program

The TARA Maidenhead Grid Locator Award
Operated by The Troy Amateur Radio Association [TARA]

Due to the increasing costs of material and postage, TARA finds it necessary to charge a small fee for these awards, as indicated in earlier emails from the TARA President, Bill Eddy, NY2U.
I have designed a fee schedule that will just cover the operating costs hence relieving TARA of this considerable financial burden but will indeed maintain the very high quality of these awards and keep the cost to the Amateur low.
The following table shows the simple fee schedule without shipping and handling costs.
Note: The following prices are for both TARA-Grid and TARA-PX. As of 20th November 2015 there will be a minimum PayPal charge of $5.50
TARA reserves the right to adjust prices as costs change, without notice.

Item

Price / item in $US

Basic certificate(s)

$0.30

DX sheet(s)

$0.30

US sheet(s)

$0.30

VE sheet(s)

$0.30

VK sheet(s)

$0.30

Neptune Endor. sheet

$0.30

 

 

Antarctic award

$0.50

Marine award

$0.50

Neptune award

$0.50

DDXCC award

$0.50

DWAS award

$0.50

DVE award

$0.50

DVK award

$0.50

 

 

DX BAR(s)

$0.25

US BARS (s)

$0.25

VE BARS(s)

$0.25

VK BARS(s)

$0.25

Antarctic BAR(s)

$0.25

 

 

Endorsement sticker(s)

$0.25

Band sticker(s)

$0.25

Continent sticker(s)

$0.25

Marine sticker(s)

$0.35

DDXCC sticker(s)

$0.35

DVE sticker(s)

$0.35

DVK sticker(s)

$0.35

DWAS stickers

$0.35

WAB & WAC stickers

$0.40

Grid Square Booklet

$1.50

No bend mailer

$1.30

P & H - US

$2.00

P & H - DX

$2.50

Postage fee will be added at cost:


Shipping varies with distance and weight. I have shipped up to 5 sheets and a Grid Square Booklet in one mailer. I suggest anything over 5 sheets will require another mailer. ($1.50 each) Some awards have been so big that I have mailed 3 mailers to the one recipient. :)
Note: to maintain the quality of this award program we will not ship certificates or sheets folded.
OK! Here's the way we will do this....
Do exactly as you have been doing by sending me an email claiming your award(s).  I will review and approve them, then I will send you a PayPal request for funds, which will tell you the costs. This should tell you how to pay. When I receive the funds I will then process the award(s) and mail it/them off to you. Your indication that all is approved will be your award inclusion on our web page at http://www.n2ty.org/seasons/tara_awardrecord_grid.html  At this point your package should be in the mail. :)
Note: you do NOT need to have a PayPal account to pay this way. If you prefer, please send $US by snail mail and round the cost UP to the nearest Dollar. If there is any credit due to you I will keep it recorded and it will show on your account statement included, as usual, in the package.
 

Good luck chasing those Grids, Ernie WM2U