Vasco da Gama award

Vasco da Gama award
  • Sub.Award Program : REP (CT)
  • Club of : REP(CT)
  • Country for award : Portugal
  • Type of Award-Trophy: Classic
  • Award or Trophy: Award
  • Begin of due Date: Thursday, 15 November 1945
  • End of due Date: Friday, 01 January 2100
  • Date of record : Friday, 01 April 2016
  • Deadline for Application: Friday, 01 January 2100


Sponsored by the Portugese National Radio Association to honor the Portugese Discoveries during the XV Century and especially the discovery of the sea route to India by the Portugese navigator Vasco da Gama. 

Contact different countries along the route of the explorer since 15 Nov 1945. 


Earn at least 25 points which must include one contact with Portugal (CT) and India (VU). 

Point values shown below. Available SSB, CW or mixed. 

5 different classes as follows:

Class I - 75 points - Golden Sextant

Class II - 100 points - Golden Compass

Class III - 125 points - Golden Anchor

Class IV - 150 points - Golden Astrolabe

Class V - 200 points - Golden Helm Wheel


Also available is and "Honor Roll" for those earning 250 or more points. Contacts may be submitted by Xerox copies of cards or GCR list. Diploma free of charge to members of REP, and will cost 1000 portuguese escudos for non-members residing in Portugal. Award cost is 6E or $US8 and cost for endorsements is SASE plus 3E or $US4. 

Endorsement stamps are free of charge, requiring a GCR list and SASE or SAE and 2 IRCs. Cost for "Honor Roll" level is 35€ or $US30 for Europeans and 48€ or $US40 for all others.

Prefix, Name of Country and Point Values:

CT Portugal 3       9Q Zaire 8 J5 Guinea-Bissau 6    
CU Azores 4       A4 Oman 5  S0 West Sahara 8    
3C Equatorial Guinea 8   AP Pakistan 5        S9 S. Tome & Principe 6
3C0  Annobon 10 C5 The Gambia 5 T5 Somalia 8
3X Guinea 5         C9 Mozambique 6 TJ Cameroon 5
5H Tanzania 5 CN Morocco 4        TN Congo 8
5N  Nigeria  4       CT3 Madeira 4 TR Gabon 5
5R Madagascar 8 D2 Angola 6 TU Ivory Coast 5        
5T Mauritania 5     D4 Cape Verde 6  TY    Benin 5
5V   Togo  5          D6 Comoros 8 V5 Namibia 5
5Z Kenya 5 EA8 Canary Isl. 4     VU India 5
6W Senegal 5     EL Liberia 4      VU7 Laccadive 10 
7O Yemen 10 EP Iran 8 ZD7 St. Helena 5
9G Ghana 5       FH Mayotte 5 ZD8 Ascension 5
9L Sierra Leone 5      FR/J Juan de Nova, Europa 10 ZS South Africa 4

Total Available Points: 265


Address for Application

Submit log and actual cards (or photocopy of an approved ARRL DXCC award listing proving your country count.) Application forms from REP for SAE/IRC. 

Cost for the award is 6E or $US8 plus the necessary amount to cover the registered postal charges is cards are sent.


Send GCR list including all contact data with at least 2 signatures of witnesses. 

Apply to:  Rede dos Emissories Portugueses, Award Manager, REP - Rede dos Emissores Portugueses,  Rua D. Pedro V, 7-4°, 1250-092 Lisboa, Portugal.

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