|The||Prefix Award Program|
|Operated by The Troy Amateur Radio Association [TARA]
~ rev: 1/16/16 ~
Manager: Ernie, WM2U
The starting point for all of the grid awards is the Basic Requirement. You earn this by working digital mode stations in different prefixes around the world, and can claim the total number of grid squares confirmed.
1) The Troy Amateur Radio Association [TARA] recognizes the achievements of Amateur Radio Operators world wide, for confirming two way communication by offering a Digital Prefix Awards Program.
This award is available in RTTY, JTx, Olivia and PSK but more are coming out just ask!! [see list below]
2) To apply for your Basic Requirement certificate, all applicants must submit a copy of their prefix list in alpha-numeric order, in the mode they are claiming. This therefore is the total of all different prefixes found in that Mode taken from all Bands. The prefixes count only once for the Basic Requirement.
3) You can also earn this award in the Mixed category. Mixed includes all of the digital modes listed in #1 above, including any combination thereof. (Note that CW is not included in Mixed, either.) If you want to include digital modes not listed above, please make a request as listed above.
|All QSO's must be confirmed either by QSL card, eQSL, QRZ Logbook or
LoTW and will produce them to
the TARA-PX Award manager upon request. Do NOT send QSL cards unless
requested to do so.
If your application includes columns that show confirmation in one of the above confirmation methods, that will be taken as a signed certification of QSO confirmation. If your application does not include those columns please copy the certification statement shown at the end of this text and include it at the bottom of your email application.
Don't forget to include your full name, address, call sign and snail mail address with any and all applications.
There is no start date so dig deep into your log and claim those past digital contacts.
This is an Amateur achievement award, not a location award, so your contacts count from where ever YOU made them.
The table below shows a short list of digital modes with the required number of confirmed and different prefixes needed to claim your Basic Requirement.
The Endorsement increment for each is also shown.
The fee schedule for these awards can be viewed at awards pricing As of 20th November 2015 there will be a minimum PayPal charge of $5.50
Please checkout the example of excel file and see how you can file your claims easily. ie Prefix, Band, Continent.
My files are kept in Excel. I will check it make changes where necessary. A copy of your 'master' files will be emailed to you on request.
Each time you apply for an endorsement to increase the number of Prefixes claimed, simply submit a new copy of your excel sheet. In the case of Band and Mode basic certificates, please send these each to their own excel page/sheet and on making further endorsements simply submit your updated Band or Mode list.
These should be emailed to the TARA-PX Award Manager at :WM2U
All successful applicants will have their respective Prefix achievements, permanently displayed on the TARA OnLine Award Record.
Regardless of the method of generation, CW is not considered a valid mode for this award.
The certificate(s) will be mailed out unfolded in a 9x12 envelope.
Any licensed Amateur world wide can claim this award. You do not need to be a member of a club to apply.
Check out the certificate available. click here
|Applications for Basic Requirement|
|Application for Endorsements:|
|Please read the following and note that by implication, when you email the above endorsements you are agreeing with the pledge.
I certify that I have worked and have QSL card or eQSL proof of contact confirming the Callsign, Date, Band and Mode for each of my claimed contacts, and will produce them to the TARA-PX Award Manager upon request. I understand that this application may be rejected if I fail to submit the required information upon request, or if there is any doubt about the authenticity. I also agree to abide by the decisions of the TARA Officers.