In order to receive award participants are required in the period from April 1st till April 30th 2017 to get at least 1605 points for two way contacts with the amateur radio stations from Moscow city (MA) and Moscow area (MO) activated within Radio marathon “Moscow-870 anniversary.




Dates of activity: between 00:00 UTC on April 1st, and 23:59 UTC on April 30th, 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 R1605M (in the period from April 11th till April 20th 2017) – 100 points;
  • QSO with Moscow city (RDA districts MA-xx) - 16 points;
  • QSO with Moscow area (RDA districts MO-xx) – 5 points.


  • 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.



 In January 1605 Godunov’s government troops in battle near Dobrynychi defeated the imposter “false Dmitry”, who with his troops remains escaped to Putivl.


On April 13th 1605 Boris Godunov seemed fun and healthy, ate a lot and with appetite. Then he climbed the tower and was observing the Moscow. Soon after he went down he started to feel bad. Doctor was called, but tsar was feeling even worse.  He lost consciousness and passed away soon. He was 53.


Per anonymous English ambassador report: Tsar Boris Godunov death was unexpected and it did happened under very strange circumstances. After just two hours after the dinner. During the dinner his personal doctors were watching for tsar. But  he got soon bad feeling and strong stomach pain.


In fact since Godunov death Russia entered to the infamous times called “the time of troubles”.