Turkish radio amateurs are using the call sign prefix TA for normal operation. TC and YM prefixes are used as special event/day call signs.TA2J Turkish Ham Award will be awarded to those hams╩who make contact with TA amateurs using TA / TC / YM prefixed callsigns. .╩ This award is offered in memory of TA2J-Silent Key S.Fazil TURKAN.╩ In order to receive the Award, hams must make enough contacts to collect 100 points between January 1 , 2007 and December 31, 2007. To get the Award Certificate it is necessary to send the stationŇs own QSL as well as a Log extract verified by two amateurs, containing all list of all contacts showing their call sign, name, last name and address( city-zip code) by March 1, 2008. ╩
The point scoring system is as the following: There are 10 call areas in TA. The contacts are divided into two groups : CW ; SSB and other modes. Phone or other mode contacts have a multiplier of 1 and CW contacts multiplier of 2.The first contact within an area is worth 2 pts. Every other contact from the same area is worth 1 pt. TC and YM contacts have an extra multiplier of 2. Contacts made with the same station in a different mode ( CW to SSB etc ) or on a different band are acceptable but will count as any contact. All licensed bands and modes are available for use, but only direct contacts between two radio amateur stations count. Use of repaters and/or digital repeaters and/or other non-direct communication modes do not count.
The award will be sent as registered mail after the logs has been examined. The fee for the award is 5 Euros or 5 IRCs..
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