The Fifth Ocean Amateur Radio Club “Fifth Ocean” will hold activity days from January 07 to January 15, 2023 to commemorate the 130th birthday of aircraft designer Michael Josephovich Gurevich.
January 12, 2023 marks the 130th anniversary of the birth Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich – an outstanding aircraft designer of the 20th century, Hero of Socialist Labor, Lenin Prize and six State Prizes winner of the USSR, Doctor of Technical Sciences
Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich was born on December 31, 1892 (January 12, 1893) in the village of Rubanshchina (now Suzhansky District, Kursk Region) into a Jewish family. His father, Joseph Isayevich Gurevich, was a distillery mechanic; his mother, Anna Moiseevna, was a housewife. He entered Akhtyr Gymnasium, from which he graduated with a silver medal. He studied at Kharkov University in the Mathematics Department, but was expelled for civic activism after a year of study. So from 1912 he continued his education in France at the University of Montpellier and then at the National School of Aeronautics and Space in Toulouse, where his fellow student was the famous French aircraft designer Marcel Block (1892-1986)
In the summer of 1914, Gurevich was visiting his homeland when World War I broke out. This interrupted his education in France
From 1914 to 1916 he worked as a draftsman in the technical offices of Kharkov
In 1917 he entered Kharkov Polytechnic Institute, mechanical department, where he studied with long interruptions due to the civil war and graduated in 1925 with diploma of mechanical engineer in aircraft building. He was an active member of the Society of Aviation and Aeronautics of Ukraine and Crimea (OAVUK), where he designed and manufactured his first flying machines – “Boomerang” and “Stork” gliders
After that he worked as a design engineer in the Kharkiv branch of “Heat and Power” society. He was engaged in the design and construction of gliders
Then he went to Moscow. In 1929 he began working in the design bureau at the factory “Decade of October”, then as a design engineer and team leader in the OPO-4 of Aviatrest.
In 1929 he began working in the design bureau at the factory “Decade of October”, then – as a design engineer and leader of the group in the OPO-4 of Aviatrest
In 1936-1937 he was seconded to the USA to Douglas Aircraft factories and afterwards he participated in development of aircraft Li-2 in the USSR
From April till December 1938 he was chief designer of OKB-1 of plant No.84. In March 1939 he was transferred to Plant No.1 in the Experimental Design Bureau of N.N. Polikarpov. M.I. Gurevich was one of the founders of the Special Design Department (SDD) established in December 1939, headed by A.I. Mikoyan, becoming his deputy
In 1940, together with Mikoyan, he designed and built the high-speed high-altitude fighter MiG-1. After some modifications allowed to increase its flight range and armament the fighter, under the name MiG-3 was widely used at the fronts of the Great Patriotic War. In the postwar years with the direct participation of Gurevich M.I. the first jet fighter in the USSR MiG-9 and multi-purpose frontline fighter with swept wing MiG-15 were created, which in the air force units was called a soldier plane. In February 1950 the MiG-17 broke the sound barrier for the first time, and the MiG-19 became the first Soviet serial supersonic fighter. A new page in the development of Soviet supersonic aviation was opened by the light multipurpose all-weather fighters MiG-21 with a triangular wing and MiG-23 with variable sweep of the wing during flight. Great merit in their development belongs to M.I. Gurevich. At the final stage of his labor activity M.I. Gurevich headed the creation of MiG-25 fighter in steel design, the necessity of which was caused by supersonic speeds. Especially vividly multifaceted talent of the aircraft designer was manifested in the creation of guided missile weapons. Owing to his broad technical outlook, personal initiative and managerial skills, the “air-to-surface” KS-1 cruise missile, supersonic anti-ship missile K-10 and strategic supersonic missile Kh-20 were put into serial production and adopted for service of long-range aviation. M.I.Gurevich passed his uniquely beautiful and equally difficult way that required mobilization of great physical and moral strength. He combined in his work the romanticism of the pioneer with sober realism of the man who undertook enormous responsibility. About M.I.Gurevich written immeasurably less than he deserves. And it is not only because his profession was closely connected with the data of special importance, which were not subject to public disclosure and were protected by the state. He was by nature an extremely modest man, who showed restraint in revealing his merits. And many might have the mistaken impression that he lived a smooth, serene and prosperous life. In fact, this is not the case. When you begin to look into the difficult and troubled fate of the designer, analyze the scant lines of his autobiography, delve into the memories of those who worked with Mikhail Iosifovich for many years, his path to the heights of fame ceases to seem cloudless and smooth
Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich’s outstanding services in the field of aircraft engineering are marked by numerous state awards. He was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor (12.07.1957), he is the recipient of Stalin Prize of the first degree (1941) – for the development of new aircraft design (“MiG-3”); recipient of Stalin Prize of the first degree (1947) – for the development of new model combat aircraft design; winner of the Stalin Prize of the first degree (1948) – for the creation of a new type of combat aircraft; winner of the Stalin Prize of the second degree (1949) – for the creation of a new aircraft unit; winner of the Stalin Prize of the first degree (1952) – for the creation of the aircraft (“MiG-17”); winner of and first degree (1953); Lenin Prize winner (1963). He was awarded four Orders of Lenin (December 31, 1940, February 03, 1953, April 20, 1956, July 12, 1957), two Orders of the Red Banner of Labor (July 02, 1945, January 08, 1963), the Order of the Red Star (September 08, 1941) and medals
January 12, 2023 will mark 130 years since the birth of Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich – an outstanding aircraft designer of the 20th century, Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of Lenin and six State Prizes of the USSR, doctor of technical sciences.
Dedicating the tribute to the memory and deep respect to the great aircraft designer the “Fifth Ocean” club of radio amateur aviators holds the days of activity from January 7th , 2023 to January 15th , 2023 and established the diploma “Second of MiG” devoted to this event
We invite amateur radio operators of all nations of the world to establish radio links/observations with radio amateurs who are members of the “Fifth Ocean” club on the bands 1.8 – 28 MHz and VHF.
Conditions of the diploma “The second of the MiG“.
Diploma connections counted from January 07, 2023 to January 31, 2023.
The number of points required to complete the diploma is 130.
The scoring order:
– For communication with radio amateurs, members of the “Fifth Ocean” – 5 points.
– For making QSO/SWL on VHF and 160m band with radio amateurs, members of the “Fifth Ocean” club add 1point to those listed above;
– A diploma is awarded for 1 QSO via EEZ or EMU. In this case, the diploma is issued manually on the basis of a written request in the form of an extract from the logbook, certified by two active radio amateurs, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The diploma is issued to observers under similar conditions.
On activity days from 07/01/2023 to 15/01/2023, radio points are doubled.
Repeated QSOs are only allowed on different bands and different types of radiation.
All types of digital links (RTTY, PSK, MFSK, SSTV, JT65, FT>8 etc) count as one typeDIGI.
WARNING:Activators, members of the Fifth Ocean Club, a diploma numbered in order with the index “A”, is awarded according to the number of QSOs made only in the days of activity:
- 3 class diploma for 100 QSO
- 2 class diploma for 250 QSO
- 1 class diploma for 500 QSO
“Master” diploma for 1000 QSO
It is a prerequisite that you confirm your QSOs at https://hamlog.online
The diploma is issued free electronically through https://aviaham.hamlog.online/diplom/.