|The||Prefix Award Program|
|Operated by The Troy Amateur Radio Association [TARA]
Manager: Ernie, WM2U
En Espanol: tnx Joaquin, EA4ZB
|The Troy Amateur
Radio Association [TARA] recognizes the achievements of
Amateur Radio Operators world wide, for confirming two way communication by
offering it's new Digital Prefix Awards Program. This award is
available in MIXED, RTTY and PSK but
more are coming out. [ see list below] If you feel that you qualify for a non-listed digital mode,
please request that we review your information.
To apply for your Basic certificate, all applicants must submit a copy of their prefix list in alpha-numeric order, indexed on the call letters.
All QSO's must be confirmed either by QSL card, eQSL or LoTW and will produce them to the TARA-PX Award manager upon request. Do NOT send QSL cards unless requested to do so.
Don't forget to include your full name, address, call sign and snail mail address with any and all applications.
Each time you apply for an endorsement to increase the number of prefixes worked, simply send a new copy of your complete prefix list. In the case of Band and Continent endorsements, please send these each to their own list and on making further endorsements simply submit your updated Band or Continent list. These should be emailed or snail mailed to the TARA-PX Award Manager noted below.
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.
Endorsements will be mailed about the first week of January, April, July and October. Of course you might get lucky and get em! earlier. :)
The table below, right, shows a short list of digital modes with the required number of confirmed and different prefixes needed to claim your Basic Certificate. The Endorsement increment for each is also shown.
The fee schedule for these awards can be viewed at awards pricing
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 or mailing tubes.
Any licensed Amateur or SWL, world wide can claim this award. SWL'ers can claim both sides of the QSO if both sides were copied.
You do not need to be a member of a club to apply.
Check out the certificate available. click here
|Applications for Basic Certificate:|
|Application for Endorsements:|
|Please read the following and note that by implication, when you email
or snail mail 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.