Fifth Ocean Club – Days of Activity Celebrating 100 Years of Civil Aviation February 04-12, 2023

Fifth Ocean Club - Days of Activity Celebrating 100 Years of Civil Aviation February 04-12, 2023

The Fifth Ocean Amateur Radio Club is holding days of activity celebrating 100 years of Russian Civil Aviation from February 04, 2023 to February 12, 2023.

On February 9, 1923, the Council of Labor and Defense created the Council of Civil Aviation, which was given a task: to achieve growth and quality of aircraft building corresponding to the advanced industrial countries, to increase the volume of traffic. This date is considered as the birthday of the Russian air fleet

The twenties of the last century became the starting point of the development of civil aviation. In just a few decades the Russian air fleet has come a long way: from a wooden biplane to a supersonic passenger airplane, and airliners designed and built by our designers deserve world fame!

June 15, 1923 the first regular domestic airliner Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod was opened. The emergence of the passenger fleet led to the emergence of several more structures. Thus in the same year of 1923 a Voluntary Air Fleet Society was established, which was named “Dobrolet”. And the technical supervision of civil aviation was entrusted to the Main Department of the Air Fleet

In the 1930s the Council of People’s Commissars adopted a special resolution on civil aviation. A task was set: to begin mastering a broad program of the country’s aerofication. The patriotic movement “Working People, Build Your Air Fleet” played an important role in its implementation. From 1923 to 1928 year about 400 aircraft were built on funds collected by working people. By the middle of the 1930s, aircraft building was a complex complex of design bureaus, research institutes, plants and educational institutions. The number of aviation specialists from 1930 to 1939 increased from 173 to 3,488

In 1932 the USSR approved a special flag for civil aviation, introduced uniforms and insignia for personnel. In the same year the new industry was given a name that is still known today – Aeroflot.

In 1932, the Soviet Union approved a special flag for civil aviation and introduced uniforms and insignia for personnel

Today Russian airlines quite successfully compete with Western airlines, this is due to the fact that domestic carriers are actively developing a system of charter, that is irregular transportation of citizens of the country

The largest air transportation hub of the Russian Federation is, of course, Moscow, because the four airports of this city account for almost thirty percent of all passenger departures by air transport. After Moscow, the largest air transport hubs are St. Petersburg, Samara, Ufa and Yekaterinburg

Civil aviation has always been and still remains an important component of the unified transport system of the Russian Federation. Today it is a complex multi-purpose industry with a large and varied fleet, a wide network of airports, educational and research institutions. In addition it has many repair enterprises, an extensive air traffic control system, as well as some other structures which ensure its viability.

In addition, it has a lot of repair enterprises, an extensive system of air traffic control, as well as some other structures which ensure its vital activity

February 2023 will mark 100 years since the start of celebration of Civil Aviation Day in Russia. It is the professional holiday of the flight crew: pilots, navigators, flight mechanics, flight attendants. It is also a celebration of ground services: controllers, technicians, fuellers, employees of different structures at airports, workers of design bureaus and aircraft construction companies, teachers and students of specialized educational institutions and for all those involved in Russian civil aviation

In honor of this event the club of radio amateurs- aviators The Fifth Ocean spends days of activity from 04.02.2023 to 12.02.2023 established a diploma “100 Years of Civil Aviation of Russia , dedicated to the event. The special temporary call sign signal R100GA (Sushko S.V.-RZ5D operator) will be transmitted from Moscow and the Moscow Region

We invite amateur radio operators of all countries of the world to make radio contacts/observations with radio amateurs who are members of the club “The Fifth Ocean”on the bands 1.8 – 28 MHz and VHF.

Conditions of the diploma “100 Years of Civil Aviation of Russia”

Ties for the diploma are counted from February 04, 2023 to February 28, 2023.

The diploma is annual.

The number of points required to fulfill the conditions of the diploma is equal to the number of years since the beginning of the celebration of Russian Civil Aviation Day: in 2023, applicants must score 100 points, in 2024 – 101 points, etc.

The scoring procedure:

– For making QSO/SWL with radio amateurs, members of the “Fifth Ocean” club, working with the special time call sign R100GA – 10 points.

– For QSO/SWL with amateur radio operators, members of the Club “The Fifth Ocean”, previously worked in the Russian civil aviation as pilots, navigators, flight attendants, flight engineers, flight mechanics, flight attendants: R1BFR, R2DAV, R4KX, R4LB, R5ABC, R6WA, R7KDU, R8ACF, RA3ALK, RA5CD, RA6LGP, RA9LY, RD3W, RG6B, RK4HZ, RN3DA, RN3FS, RT1F, RU3FS, RV3DBW, RX3F, RQ5D, RX9UL, RZ5D, UA3FQ, UA3RA, UA3YPS, UB3DQL, UD5A, UN0NA, UR5YV3 points.

– For making QSO/SWL with radio amateurs, members of “Fifth Ocean”2 points.

– The QSO/SWL on VHF and 160m band with the radio amateurs, members of the club “The Fifth Ocean” add 1 point to the above.

Repeat QSOs are only allowed on different bands and different types of radiation.

All digital QSOs (RTTY, PSK, MFSK, SSTV, JT65, FT8, etc.) count as one type of DIGI

On Civil Aviation Day, February 09, 2023, points for QSO/SWL are doubled.

Activators, members of the Fifth Ocean Club, are awarded a diploma numbered “A” in order of the number of QSOs made during their activity days:

– 3rd grade diploma for 100 QSOs.

– 2nd class diploma for 250 QSOs;

– 1st class diploma for 500 QSOs;

-Master diploma – for 1000 QSOs

It is a prerequisite that you confirm your QSOs at

The diploma is available free of charge electronically from

WARNING: Fifth Ocean Club members can only receive the diploma as activators on activity days.

Advanced Rewards (These can be found on the club website – left “Activities”).

Fulfillment of diploma requirements on activity days February 4, 2023 through February 12, 2023 is required for additional awards

# 1 – badge medal on a shoe tree in brass (100 Years of Civil Aviation) – for making not less than 2 QSO with special time call sign R100GA on two different bands with two different modes. Additional condition for activators: at least 100QSOs;

-#2 – badge-medal on a metal plate (100 of Russian Civil Aviation) – for making at least 4 QSOs with the special radio call sign R100GA on two different bands with at least two different modes on each band. An additional condition for activators is to make at least 250 QSOs;

-#3 – badge-medal on a dog collar (100 years of Civil Aviation of Russia) – for making at least 9 QSO with the special time callsign signal R100GA on 3 different bands in at least three different modes on each. Additional condition for activators is at least 500QSOs;

-#4 – badge-order with stones (100 years of Civil Aviation of Russia) – for making at least 12 QSOs with the special time call sign R100GA on four different bands with at least three different modes on each band. For activators there is an additional condition – holding at least 1000 QSOs.

For additional awards you must receive a diploma between February 04-12, 2023. Submissions for additional awards will be accepted before February 19, 2023 at: . Additional awards are available for a fee. The price of additional awards including their shipping is specified when submitting an application.


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