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The CTARC administers various Club-Specific and Non-Club-Specific
awards and trophies.
These club-specific awards are only available to CTARC club members,
excepting committee members
|The Buck Taylor Floating Trophy
||Davey ZR1FR (left) receives
the Buck Taylor trophy from Rob ZS1SA at the 2016 AGM
This is the CTARC's highest award. It is awarded for outstanding
merit. Buck Taylor set out the rules of the trophy in 1991, stating:
- Must be a paid up member of the CTARC but not
a committee member;
- Shall have demonstrated tangible encouragement
to individuals and/or groups with or on behalf of the CT branch
and shall have shown evidence of meaningful support and/or personal
involvement on behalf of the branch or any of its members;
- Shall have represented the branch officially,
including contests and competitions, in any field connected
with Amateur radio and/or the CT Branch.
|The Club Participation Award
||Rob ZS1SA displays the Club
This award is for a member who eagerly participates
in organized club activities and events and sets an example in
their enthusiasm for these events. Members of the committee are
not eligible for this award.
The trophy for this award was originally donated by John van Schalkwk
and given to any outstanding CW operator in his first year as
a ZS callsign. As Morse code is no longer a legal requirement
the award was converted to the Club Participation Award in 2014.
| The Wellie Award
||Tony ZS1TK (left) receives
the Wellie award from Rob ZS1SA at the 2016 AGM
This award was begun in 1993 and issued for
best attendance at club events, through rain, storm, hail, snow
and bitter cold!
| Miscellaneous Awards
The club has two
undesignated trophies that are sometimes used as special awards
such as a homebrew award, contest achievement award
or as an award to someone who gave assistance to the club above
and beyond what is expected.
Non CTARC-Specific Awards
These awards are available to CTARC members, but not exclusively
| Sports Communications Award
This award is presented
to a deserving member of the Sports Communications group upon
recommendation of that groups committee as and when deemed
| The Len Wells Ham Spirit Trophy
||Ettienne ZS1AX (left) receives
the Len Wells Ham Spirit Trophy, on behalf of himself and his XYL
Yolanda ZS1CX, from Dennis ZS1AU at the November 2016 CTARC End-of-Year
This fine trophy is awarded anually at the November End-of-Year
Function to a deserving person who has demonstrated "true
Ham Spirit". It is open to members of any Amateur Radio club
in the Western Cape. It was first administered by Dennis Wells
ZS1AU, in memory of his father Len Wells, one of Cape Town's original
radio amateurs. From 2018 onwards, the award is presented
under new rules of the CTARC Committee.
A list of the LWHST recipients is here.