Rhododendron Festival Award
This award is to be held by the combined clubs of Taranaki on or about November each year to coincide with the local Rhododendron Festival.
The Award Certificate will be one of a series of coloured, hand painted prints of named Rhododendron varieties by the well-known Taranaki artist, Janet Marshall.
The Award is on all bands, modes, etc, and is available to all amateurs and SWLs both in New Zealand and overseas.
- The Award will for 2 weeks about the begining of November each year. It is available to all Amateurs and Shortwave Listeners.
- Contacts may be made on any band, any mode. Each station may be worked ONCE ONLY for each separate application for the Award.
- NEW ZEALAND STATIONS require 25 points from those listed below:
- Compulsory contact with Special Event Station ZM6RFA - 5 points
- Contact with Taranaki Branch Stations - 3 points
- New Plymouth Branch 27 - ZM2AB
- Hawera Branch 14 - ZM2AWW
- Rahotu Coastal Branch 32 - ZM2ANN
- Waitara Branch 47 - ZM2TO
- Patea Branch 54 - ZM2QF
- Each additional Taranaki Station (i.e. A station whose usual Base Station is in Taranaki .) - 1 point
- OVERSEAS STATIONS require only 6 points, calculated as above, and do not have to make a compulsory contact.
- Copy of log and fee to arrive before January 31, to:
The Award Custodian
NZART Branch 27
C/0 45 Robe Street
NEW PLYMOUTH 4601
- Fees covering Certificate and return postage:
- For ZL (and ZM) award applications, 2000 Certificate "Blank" Certificate plus 2000 endorsement $7.00 each. 2000 endorsement sticker $2.80 (20c and 40c stamps are accepted). No other stamps please.
- For all Overseas award applications, US $5.00 or fair equivalent.
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- There are six different Rhododendrons in this series; each is a limited print with the kind permission of local artist Janet Marshall. The print to be used in 1999 is the fourth in the series, R. auritum previously used in 1993, but this time will carry the special ZM6RFA Call Sign.
- ZM6RFA and Branch Stations will be operating on a roster basis during the
Award period, on or about these frequencies, phone, most nights from 07:00 UTC
- The Rhodo Net - 3.593 MHz
- The ZL Awards Net - 3.677 MHz
- Popular VHF and UHF frequencies
- Any Amateur Frequencies may be used.