In order to receive award participants are required in the period from January 1st till January 31st 2017 to get at least 1547 points for two way contacts with the amateur radio stations from the russian oblasts: Moscow city (MA), Moscow area (MO), Arkhanleskaya (AR), Bryanskaya (BR), Vladimirskaya (VL), Vologodskaya (VO), Gomelskaya (Belorusia EU8/EV8/EW8), Kaluzhskaya (KG), Kirovskaya (KI), Kostromskaya (KS), Kurskaya (KU), Leningradskaya (LO), Lipetskaya (LP), Murmanskaya (MU), Nizhegorodskaya (NN), Novgorodskaya (NV), Orlovskaya (OR), Permskaya (PM), Pskovskaya (PS), Republic of Karelia (KL), Republic of Komi (KO), Republic of Mordovia (MD), Republic of Udmurtia (UD), Ryazanskaya (RA), Smolenskaya (SM), Sumskaya (Ukriane, URDA SU-xx), Tverskaya (TV), Tulskaya (TL), Khanty-Mansyisky Autonomous okrug (HM), Chernigovskaya (Ukraine URDA CR-xx), Yaroslavskaya (YR).



Dates of activity: between 00:00 UTC on January 1st, and 23:59 UTC on January 31st, 2017. The two-way contacts count for QSO on any HF/VHF band, any mode (CW, Phone, DIGI). Duplicated QSO count on different band and / or mode. All digital contacts (RTTY, JT65, PSK31, PSK63 etc) count for DIGI only one time per each band.

Valid stations and Point Values:

  • First QSO with any SES R870x (in the period from January 1st till December 31st 2017)  – 870 points;
  • QSO with R1547M (in the period from January 21th till January 31st 2017) – 100 points;
  • QSO with Moscow city (RDA districts MA-xx) - 10 points;
  • QSO with Moscow Area (RDA districts MO-xx) - 5points;
  • QSO with RDA districts AR-xx, BR-xx, VL-xx, VO-xx, KG-xx, KI-xx, KS-xx, KU-xx, LO-xx, LP-xx, MU-xx, NN-xx, NV-xx, OR-xx, PM-xx, PS-xx, KL-xx, KO-xx, MD-xx, UD-xx, RA-xx, SM-xx, TV-xx, TL-xx, HM-xx, YR-xx – 1 point;
  • QSO with belorusian stations using prefixes EU8, EV8, EW8 - 1 point;
  • QSO with ukranian URDA SU-xx and CR-xx – 1 point.


  • Only first QSO with any SES from R870MR870O, R870C, R870K, R870B, R870A count 870 points. All other contacts count 10 points each but in the period from January 1st till December 31st, 2017.
  • All the points are multiplied by two on 160 meters and VHF/UHF. This condition does not apply to a first QSO with the R870.
  • All the points are multiplied by two (by four on 160 meters and VHF/UHF) for the HAM's outside Europe. This condition does not apply to a first QSO with the R870.


On 16th of January, 1547 Ivan IV was granted the title of Tsar and Moscow became the capital city of Russian Kingdom till 1712.







The ceremony of coronation took place in the Cathedral of Assumption of Moscow Kremlin. The ceremony was designed by Russian Archbishop. The Archbishop laid on Ivan their symbols of Royal distinction: the life-giving tree cross, the Barma and the Monomakh. Ivan Vasilevich was anointed and then the Archbishop gave he Tsar his blessing.