IARU Region 3 Award – Rules

The IARU Region 3 Award may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur eligible under the general rules who can produce evidence of having contacted amateur radio stations in the required number of countries whose national societies are members of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) in Region 3 (Asia – Pacific Region).

Eligible countries are those in Region 3 whose amateur societies are members of IARU Region 3 as follows: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, and country credit from US Territories in the Pacific from Guam, Northern Marianas, American Samoa, Wake Island, Baker Howland Group, as represented by ARRL or Chagos Archipelago (VQ9), represented by RSGB.

The requirements for the IARU Region 3 Award from May 1st, 2019 are as follows:

  1. contacts with 5 (five) member countries for Basic,
  2. contacts with 10 (ten) member countries for Silver Endorsement, and
  3. contacts with 20 (twenty) member countries for Gold Endorsement.

It is possible to apply for the award for contacts made in the following modes:


Contacts can be made on the following bands: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6, 2 meters, 70 and 23 centimeters.

All contacts must be made from the same country using the same call sign that belong to the applicant (including special licenses for contests or events) and must be bilateral or two-way.

Contacts in crossed modes and/or bands will not be accepted, except for Satellite Mode.

QSL cards are not needed for this award.

The IARU Region 3 Award has no cost.

The IARU Region 3 Award will be issued in digital file  (pdf format) and will be sent directly by e-mail from the IARU Region 3 Award Manager to the applicant.

The application form is available and downloadable at http://iaru-r3.org/region-3-award or by e-mail request to the IARU Region 3 Award Manager.

Submit a list of countries in Prefix Order, Call, and all QSO details Band Mode etc.

The IARU Region 3 Award Manager ONLY can receive the application through this e-mail address:


No printed and postal application is required.

May 1st 2019

IARU Region 3 Award Manager:

Gjellani Joostman Sutama, YB1GJS