ZM90DX Special Event Operation Award
To celebrate 90 years of Kiwi DX and encourage operators from around the world to try out some new modes we have created the ZM90DX Special Event Operation Award
The amateur radio landscape has changed and evolved far beyond what the operators of 1923 could have imagined.
This award recognises operators who are able to operate on multiple bands and modes, as well as overcome the distances and unique propagation challenges that come with being at the bottom of the pacific.
To Qualify (the rules)...
To qualify for the Award you must accumulate a minimum of 90 points by working / hearing ZM90DX on various Bands and Modes.
Bands and modes of use include all amateur radio bands (WARC included) SSB, CW and Digital modes in accordance with the band plan. RTTY, PSK, JT65 etc count for digital.
Points are awarded on the following basis:
- 160m = 15 points
- 80m = 10 points
- 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m = 5 points
- 12m, 10m = 10 points
- 6m and up = 20 points
You may work multiple 'slots' to accumulate points for the award. ie: four 80m SSB QSOs on four different dates counts as 40 points.
This award will be issued in four levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum as follows:
- Bronze for accumulating 90 points
- Silver for accumulating 150 Points
- Gold for accumulating 180 Points
- Platinum for achieving GOLD AND working ZM90DX on 9 Bands
All contacts must be two way communications. Repeater or Internet assisted QSOs; for example Echolink or IRLP contacts do not count towards the award.
The award is open to SWLs also. SWL logs must contain QSO data consisting of Call, Date, Time and Mode of the station working ZM90DX.
The Award will be issued in PDF format only, and is free of charge.
ENSURE your logging software logs ZM90DX correctly as ZL and NOT ZL9, Auckland / Campbell Islands To update the Country File for your logging software please visit: http://www.country-files.com/.
Check your award progress...
Enter your Callsign below and we'll check the logs to see how you stand.
Claiming your award...
Email your log extract to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ensure that you include with your email your full name and callsign!
All Award claims should be finalized by April 30, 2015.
(We'll have an 'Awards Points checker' tool on this page soon.)