Victorian Local Government Award
This operating award has been initiated by Amateur Radio Victoria to encourage on air activity based on communicating with and between the 79 local government areas in the State of Victoria, Australia.
Rules and Requirements
1. A radio amateur must be identifiable within a municipality, usually by their announcement during a QSO (see list)
2. Contacts on or after 10 July 2008 are valid for this award
3. Repeater, IRLP or Echolink contacts are not valid for this award
To qualify for the award the following contacts are required
- VK3 stations with 40 different municipalities
- Other VK stations with 30 different municipalities
- DX stations with 20 different municipalities
An endorsement is available for those who achieve all 79 municipalities. Requests for mode, QSP or other endorsements should be referred to the Awards Manager.
Submission for Award
- A log extract or copy of the log showing all claimed contacts, station worked callsign, date, time, band, mode and each municipality by its name or number on the award list
- The cost of the award is $AUD$5, $US5 or 2 IRCs to cover postage and costs
Amateur Radio Victoria
40g Victory Boulevard
Ashburton, Victoria 3147
At the Awards Manager discretion cross-checking and other validity checks will be carried out on award submissions.
This activity will be widely publicised. Inquiries about this award can be directed to the Awards Manager email@example.com
The start of local government in Victoria in 1841 occurred while it was one of the six British colonies, well in advance of the proclamation of the Federation of Australia as a Commonwealth in 1901. In the 1850s and 1860s, encouraged by generous subsidies, local government entities were established to provide local services, achieve community representation and to levy rates.
The 1980s saw strong concerns about the inefficiency of 210 local government areas, a new reform-driven state government, and an economic downturn, amalgamations of groups of them occurred resulting in a reduction to 79 today.
The Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award
The aim of this award is to encourage portable operation in Victoria's 45 National Parks.
A driving force behind this award is the late Keith Roget. His widow agreed in the 1980s that it was fitting that the award be renamed in his memory.
Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award on Yahoo groups
A special activation of Victorian National Parks will be on November 15-17 2013.