Award action – Jubilee of the 85th anniversary of establishment of the PZK and the 90th anniversary of establishment of the IARU
The objective of the action is to popularise the jubilees mentioned in the title. The selection of the special event stations was based on the capability of intensive operation under an assigned call sign, and on assuming activation of club stations which train future radio amateurs, as well as of such stations already activated by young fully licensed radio amateurs.
This action is based on the assumption of operation on the air during the following period: 01.01.2015 – 30.04.2015, encompassing two dates referring to both jubilees, namely – the 24th February 2015 – the 85th anniversary of establishment of the PZK and the 18th April 2015 – the 90th anniversary of establishment of the IARU, that is to say – a jubilee WARD (World Amateur Radio Day).
The award does not contain by chance some elements referring to the jubilee of the PZK. Namely, apart from purely historical motifs, such as a reproduction of the cover of an archival issue of “Krótkofalowiec Polski”(“Polish Radio Amateur”) and a picture of the replica of the “Błyskawica” (“Lightning”) transceiver (form the Warsaw Uprising), there is a photo of the SN0HQ team – the representation of the PZK in the IARU HF World Championship – that has been a member of the world leading group for 15 years. The logo of the ARISS Programme is the second element. It is part of the recent history, and it is placed there to emphasise the role that contacts made with the International Space Station (ISS) play in promotion of amateur radio. During five past years, the Polish schools made as many as 15 such contacts, in cooperation with the PZK – that constitutes a significant achievement.
In the name of the Headquarters of the Polish Amateur Radio Union, I would like to invite you to contact the XX85PZK and XX90IARU special event stations, and to apply for the Jubilee Award.
Piotr Skrzypczak SP2JMR Vice-President of the PZK, Manager of the “85 years of the PZK, 90 years of the IARU” Jubilee Award – issued by the Polish Amateur Radio Union
Translation: Paweł Zakrzewski, SP7TEV