Tassie Devil Award

TASMANIA, the beautiful island state of Australia exhibits many unique features, one of which is the Tasmanian Devil. This “Award” is named after it.

How to Qualify for the Award

To qualify for the award it is necessary to make contact with a certain number of Tasmanian amateurs, dependant upon your own location as indicated below.


Australia 50 Contacts
Oceania and Antarctica 30 Contacts
North America and Asia 20 Contacts
Europe and South America 10 Contacts
Africa 7 Contacts


Contact to be made with 20 VK7 stations with at least one contact made in each of the Southern, Northern and North Western areas.

Repeaters may be utilised.

Satellite contacts via amateur satellites with cross band to HF allowed if licence conditions allow.


Contact to be made with 30 VK7 stations by any amateur using the IRLP system whether within Australia or overseas.

Claim for the Award

To make a claim for the Tasmanian Devil Award, applicants must forward:

  1. copy of claim logs with the applicant’s name, address and callsign;

  2. copy of claim logs indicating the callsign of stations contacted, the band, date, time, mode of emission and signal reports exchanged with each station worked;

  3. copy of claim logs to be signed by the applicant. No counter signatures are required; and

  4. each claim for the award is to be accompanied by AUD $5.00 or equivalent in IRC’s to cover the cost of the Award and postage.

All contacts made since 1 January 1978 are allowed for this award.


Copies of logs and the fee are to be sent to:

The Awards Manager
GPO Box 371
HOBART  7001

Description of Award

Tasmanian Devil AwardThe Award measures 205 mm by 230 mm, printed on pale light blue card with a map of Tasmania in green in the centre. The head of aTasmanian Devil, in black with a red nose and mouth is printed within the map of Tasmania.

Amateurs holding the “TASMANIAN DEVIL AWARD” are reminded that upgrades are available for the award. Presently held are 150, 200, 250 and 300 upgrades. If you qualify for any of the these upgrades, please forward a copy of your logs as outlined above and an upgrade sticker will be forwarded.


Herman Westerhof VK7HW
Awards Manager