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2012-05-24

Worked All Continents (WAC) award

Award Requirements

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) issues Worked All Continents certificates to amateur radio stations to recognise two-way radio communication.

Qualification for the WAC award is based on an examination by the International Secretariat, or by a member-society of the IARU, of QSL cards that the applicant has received from amateur stations in each of the six continental areas of the world. All contacts must be made from the same country or separate territory within the same continental area of the world. Only original QSL cards are accepted.

Endorsements for a single mode or for five or six bands are available. For a five or six band endorsement, the requirements must be met on each of the bands. Contacts made on the 10, 18 and 25 MHz bands or via satellites do not count for these endorsements. The QSL cards must clearly show the mode or band to qualify for an endorsement. A QRP endorsement is also available, for contacts made on or after 1 January 1985 while running a maximum of 5 W output or 10 W input.

The following information should be helpful in determining the continental area of a station located adjacent to a continent:

  • Africa includes Madeira (CT3), Gan Island (8Q), French Austral Territory (FT) and Heard Island (VK0), as well as many Indian Ocean islands.
  • Asia includes Ogasawara Islands (JD1), most of the Maldives (8Q), Socotra Island (7O), Abu Ail Island (J2/A), Cyprus (5B, ZC4), Eastern Turkey (TA2-9) and Georgia (4L).
  • Europe includes the first to sixth call areas of Russia (R1-6), West Istanbul (TA1), most Italian islands (I) and Azores (CU).
  • North America includes Greenland (OX), the Carribean and Central America.
  • Oceania includes Minami Torishima (JD1), Philippines (DU), Eastern Malaysia (9M6-8) and Indonesia (YB).
  • South America includes Trinidad & Tobago (9Y), Aruba (P4), Curacao & Bonaire (PJ2-4) and Easter Island (CE0).

WAC application forms are at present available on the Pretoria Amateur Radio Web site (www.parc.org.za) under “Awards” in MS Word and Adobe PDF format. Once completed, applications and the QSL cards should be directed to:

Awards Manager
South African Radio League
PO Box 721
1735 Strubensvallei

After verification, the cards will be returned to the applicant, followed soon after by the certificate. The fee is R 60. A self-addressed stamped envelope must be included if the applicant would like to have the QSL cards returned. South African amateurs must be current SARL members.

Email enquiries can be directed to zs6p@iafrica.com.
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2012-01-27

DXCC Information for South Africans

Current list of South African DXCC members: http://zs6ez.org.za/lists/dxcc-zs.htm.

Cumulative list of all South African DXCC Honour Roll members, including an archive of all known South African Honour Roll listings since 1960: http://zs6ez.org.za/lists/dxcc-hr.htm.

You can also click directly onto the archive: http://zs6ez.org.za/lists/dxcc-hr.htm#Past.


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2010-07-24

Long-Time PARC Members

This list includes all known PARC members with at least 25 years of uninterrupted membership.

Callsign

Name

Years

Join date





ZS6JW

Williams, Dave

69

1946/12/30








ZS6AIK

Meyer, Hansie

57

1959/11/30

ZS6BMF

Sterling, Paul

54

1962/07/01

ZS6BRC

Van Tonder, Andre

41

1975/03/30

ZS6XN

Newton, Roy

40

1975/10/01

ZS6WB

Lund, Hal

37

1978/12/05

ZS6P

Lammers, Tjerk

37

1979/03/01

ZR6YV

De Beer, 'JB'

37

1979/03/30

ZS6KR

Kappetijn, Hans

36

1979/12/20




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2008-05-14

The Desert Island Award

This award is sometimes hotly contested. You need the best spoof-story how you made up radio communication having been marooned on a desert island. Materials used can be anything to hand from the island, wreckage or the sea.

 

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2008-05-08

PARC year-end trophies

 

 

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2008-05-04

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