There is a new amateur radio award originating in South Australia.
The VK5 National and Conservation Parks Award sponsored by the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society.
The aim of the Award is to encourage portable operation by amateur radio operators from within South Australia’s 21 National Parks and 262 Conservation Parks.
The Award is open to Activators, Hunters (those who work Activators) and Short Wave Listeners.
And the award is not limited to VK5 operators solely. Applications for the award are welcomed from interstate and overseas amateurs and Short Wave Listeners.
Contacts made after the 14th of April, 2013 are valid for the Award.
There are five levels of the Award: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond, with a certain number of points being required for each level.
Separate certificates are available for all 5 levels and an optional glass etched trophy is also available for those attaining Diamond status.
More information can be found on the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society website at http://www.ahars.com.au
And there is also a VK5 National & Conservation Parks Award Yahoo Group site which can be found at au.groups.yahoo.com/group/sanpcpa