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IRA Zone 40 Award

IRA Logo IRA Zone 40 Award

The award is available to all licensed radio amateurs and SWL´s. The award is printed for each applicant on a 110 g/m² 297X210 mm Special Ink Jet paper in three colours blue, red and black. The award was first issued in April 1994 and the first applicant was LAØBX, Sigfús Jónsson from Norway.
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Rules for the IRA Zone 40 Award


  1. The award is available to all licensed Amateurs and SWLs.
  2. There is no time limit on QSOs.
  3. There are no band limitations, but all QSOs must be in the same mode to achieve the award, i.e. 2XCW or 2XSSB or 2XRTTY etc. Single band achievement can also be endorsed upon request.
  4. Requirements:
    • Confirmed contacts with each of the following DXCC entities located in CQ-Zone 40: Iceland (TF), Greenland (OX), Jan Mayen (JX), Svalbard (JW) and Franz Josef Land (R1FJ).
    • DX-stations: One confirmed contact with each entity (A total of five QSOs).
    • EU-stations: Same as DX, except QSOs are stipulated with three different TF-stations (A total of seven QSOs).
    • TF-stations: Same as for DX, except QSOs are stipulated with five different TF-stations (A total of nine QSOs).
    • Please note: Contacts with stations /TF, /OX or TF/, OX/ etc. are not valid for this award.
  5. A GCR list, verified by two licensed radio amateurs or local club officials must by submitted. The list must show: Stations worked, date, year, time, band, report and mode. IRA-Awards manager reserves the right to ask for submittance of QSLs.
  6. First award issued to a DXCC-entity will be endorsed as such.
  7. Fee for the IRA Zone-40 Award is 5.00 or 5.00€.

  • All enquires about Í.R.A. awards and applications should be sent to:
  • Í.R.A. Awards Manager
  • Brynjólfur Jónsson, TF5B
  • Engimýri 8
  • IS-600 Akureyri
  • Iceland
  • E-Mail