On January 18, 1943, during operation “Spark”, the Soviet troops managed to break the siege of Leningrad, which lasted 900 (872) days.
January 27, 1944 – the day of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi siege.
In commemoration of these dates, unprecedented feat and courage of defenders, residents of the city of Leningrad during the Nazi blockade of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region radio amateurs hold annual days of activity, and regional branches of the SRR in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region established the Diploma “Blockade”.
To receive a diploma applicants from Russia, CIS countries and Europe need to collect the required number of points during the days of activity, corresponding to the number of years that have passed since the full lifting of the siege of Leningrad:
- Activity Days in 2023 from January 16 to 29 – 79 points
- Activity Days in 2024 from January 15 to 28 – 80 points
Special Callsigns of Memorial Stations:
- R900BL – 900 Days of Siege of Leningrad;
- R900DM – 900 days of bravery;
- R900DV – road of life;
- R900RO – Ropsha and the Oranienbaum bridgehead
- For communications with radio amateurs of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region – 2 points.
- For communications with radio amateurs – veterans of the Great Patriotic War and residents of the besieged city of Leningrad and the region – 5 points.
- For communications with memorial stations R900DM, R900DV, R900BL, R900RO, working from St. Petersburg and Leningrad region, as well as from the cruiser “Aurora” RF1A – 10 points.
Radio amateurs in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region to receive a diploma must hold at least 200 radio contacts during the activity days, dedicated to the next anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad.
Type of work – any. Repeated radio calls are counted on different bands and different types of work.
Requests for an electronic or paper version of the diploma, and excerpts from the logbook should be sent to e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The paper entry form is an excerpt from the hardware log, certified by two radio amateurs.
Observers are given a diploma under similar conditions.
Diploma Program Manager: Dmitry Sokolov (RC1C)
Diploma in paper format – FREE
Mailing of the diploma in paper form – PAYMENT PAYABLE ON OWNERSHIP
Applications for the diploma should be sent to Russia, 188655, Leningrad region, Sertolovo, Zarechnaya ul. 9, P.O. Box 13, to Dmitry Alexandrovich Sokolov (RС1C).
Beginning in 2023, the Blockade diploma is issued in a new form.