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Reviews Categories | Ham Radio Awards | Troy Amateur Radio Association (TARA) Prefix & Grid Awards Progr Help

Reviews Summary for Troy Amateur Radio Association (TARA) Prefix & Grid Awards Progr
Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $varies by award options
Description: The TARA offers two awards: TARA-Prefix and TARA-Grid. TARA-PX Award is a full service award offering Mixed, RTTY and PSK certification; while TARA-Grid,formally the 070 Maidenhead Grid Award, tracks grid confirmations for digital modes. Basic awards are colorful certificates with slots for future continental & band endorsements as well as DXCC. New, streamlined rules make applications easy.
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WA4STO Rating: 5/5 Jan 8, 2017 14:58 Send this review to a friend
TARA awards are now GAPA awards  Time owned: months
TARA did a fabulous job of their digital awards program. I thoroughly enjoyed striving for and eventually receiving a number of their certificates, endorsements and other super wallpaper.

Now, GAPA is doing the very same awards and even has the same fellow crafting the certificates and endorsements. And he is just great to work with.

See GAPAWARDS dot com for all the details.


Luck, WA4STO
WL7CG Rating: 5/5 Jul 29, 2015 16:06 Send this review to a friend
An Award Program Worth Pursuing  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I recently found out about the TARA Awards Program and have been pleasantly surprised by it. Ernie, WM2U is extremely helpful and willing to walk you through the application process.

A review of your logbook will yield some interesting results. Certificates are attractive and results are also posted on the TARA website.

Give it a try...
K3VAT Rating: 5/5 Jul 10, 2015 16:59 Send this review to a friend
Great Digital Awards Program.  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I wanted a progressive series of awards & endorsements that reflected the many hundreds of different maidenhead grids that I've confirmed on several different modes and on many HF bands over the past several decades. TARA Grid is the perfect match for me. Requirement for the Basic Grid Award is confirmation of 300 unique 4-digit grids on any band from 160M through 6M using any one of a number of different modes. I met this criteria for RTTY, PSK (any PSK submode) and JTx. Confirmation is either QSL card, LoTW or eQSL. As I had many electronic confirmations it was easy to tally up my grids using my logbook program (DXLabs - DXKeeper). Awards are processed in a timely manner by a very competent veteran of the TARA - cost was well within my budget for a high-quality mountable award. DDXCC for TARA Grid isn't just working one hundred different entities - it is much more difficult. One has to work multiple grids that depend mostly on both the physical size and amateur radio population of the entity. I had to confirm around 350 grids to earn my DDXCC of 100 entities. There are also separate endorsements for Australian Territories, Canadian Provinces, the Antarctica and even maritime mobiles! Finally, there is an 'on-line' record listing of who has earned what. The TARA Awards are a welcome change to the 'standard' ARRL and CQ Awards.

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