Aoteoroa Postcode Award
This award has been presented to stimulate awareness and the use of postal system - at least by the amateur fraternity. To some extent it is a Postcode Club. At the present time there are 613 postcodes in use, so the upgrades will not come easy. Best of luck.
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- The award is open to all Amateurs and SWLs
- All contacts made on or after October 20, 1991, will be eligible foe the award.
- A certificate will be issued for basic qualification, and stickers for the various following upgrades.
- Portable and mobile stations must give the postcode for the particular area they are in and can claim that postcode for the award.
- Basic Award: Make contact with ZL stations and obtain their QTH and the Postcode. Then use the suffix letters of the station claimed to complete the following phrase - AOTEAROA LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD.
Each letter of a call-sign may only be used once unless that station is contacted in a different postcode area. Claim each postcode once only.
- Upgrades: Stickers will be issued as follows: Postie - 100 different postcodes; Mail Officer - 150 different postcodes. Supervisor - 200 different postcodes, Branch Manager - 250 different postcodes. (There is provision for an extension for enthusiast.)
- All amateur modes and bands may be used. Repeater contacts accepted.
- Cost Basic Certificate -
ZL Stations $3.00
VK Stations US$2.00
DX Stations US$3.00
ZL stations SASE plus $1.00 for first - SASE for other three.
VK Stations SASE plus $1.00 stamp for each upgrade.
DX stations SAE plus US$1.00 for each upgrade.
- A copy of your log is to be submitted upon application for the awards and sent to: Awards Manager, 48 Leslie Street, Waitara 4656, New Zealand.