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ZS4BFN Award / Toekenning


Awarded to Radio Amateurs and SWLs who can show prove of ten (10) two-way contacts with members of the Bloemfontein ARC and amateurs in the Bloemfontein vicinity.

One of the contacts must be with the club station ZS4BFN and seven contacts must be with members of the Bloemfontein ARC.

Any mode and frequency may be used (no repeater contacts).

Send a list of the contacts (no QSL cards) to the club address and include an A4 size SASE.

The list can also be handed to the Club Award Manager at Club Meetings


Toegeken aan Radio Amateurs en KGLs wie bewys kan lewer van tien (10) twee-rigting kontakte met lede van die Bloemfontein ARK en amateurs in die Bloemfontein omgewing.

Een kontak moet met die klubstasie ZS4BFN wees en sewe kontakte met lede van die Bloemfontein ARK.

Enige modus en frekwensie kan gebruik word (geen herhaler kontakte).

Stuur n  lys van die kontakte (geen QSL-kaarte) na die klub adres, sluit 'n A4 grootte self-geadresserde koevert met seels in.

Die lys kan ook aan die Klub Toekenningsbestuurder tydens klubvergaderings oorhandig word. 


IARU Region 1 Award


This award, available in 3 classes, may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur eligible under the General Rules who can produce evidence of having contacted amateur radio stations in the required number of countries whose national societies are members of the Region 1 Division of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). 


The 3 classes are for contacts as follows: 

Class 1 All member countries on the current list 

Class 2 60-member countries 

Class 3 40-member countries 


Members of IARU Region 1 are: (Total 93) 


Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faeroes, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of  Macedonia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Moldavia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe. 


A special version of this award is available, in the same 3 classes, for confirmed contacts on the 28 MHz band since 1 July 1983. 


The Application Form and an Excel check list are available here


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Last modified: Friday 15 July 2005


 SARL Awards


Visit http://www.sarl.org.za/public/awards/awards.asp for all the information


 All Africa Award

Applicants must prove having made contact with the following 31 areas:

One contact with a station in each of the six call areas of South Africa (ZS1 to ZS6).

One contact in each of 25 African countries outside South Africa.


Only contacts with stations on the African continent are valid.  African islands and ship-based stations do not count.  "Country" means a country according to the DXCC list maintained by the ARRL.  Deleted countries also count, if contacts were made while the country existed.


 Worked All ZS Award

 Applicants must prove two way contacts (or SWL reports) with at least 100 South African call signs. The call signs must represent the different call areas as follows: ZS1 16 contacts; ZS2 8 contacts; ZS3 1 contact; ZS4 6 contacts; ZS5 13 contacts; ZS6 56 contacts






Top Band Certificate

Its aim is to encourage more 160 m QSOs with southern African countries. 

South African stations must submit proof of having contacted at least six different southern African call areas, of which at least five must be in the Republic of South Africa.  The sixth contact can be from the remaining South African call area (ZS), or from any of the bordering countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland or Zimbabwe).




South African Worked all Grid Squares Award


Find out more about the ZS WAGS award, hosted by the Sandton ARC. Visit the web site at http://www.peterhers.co.za/ZSWAGS/ and found out more about this award.




Dennis ZS4BS
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