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    FIFA - World Cup - Russia - Radio Marathon

    June 1 - July 15, 2018 will be a radio marathon dedicated to World Cup in Russia.

    All countries, members of FIFA, are invited to participate in the radio marathon with the formation of special callsigns.
    It is recommended that countries participating in the final stage use callsigns with the suffix **18FWC or ***FWC (DJ18FWC, OA18FWC and etc.).
    For all other countries, members of FIFA, it is recommended that use callsigns with the suffix **18FIFA or ***FIFA.
    Several special callsigns from one country are possible.
    If it is impossible to receive callsigns of this format, it is possible use any other special callsign. They will are placed in the general list of the radio marathon and will be counted on all diplomas of the event.

    From Russia will operate 32 special stations with a prefix
    R18*** and a suffix in honor of the country, participants of the final stage, for example R18ARG (Argentina), R18SWE (Sweden), etc., as well as 11 special call sign from the cities where the matches will be held championship with callsign RC18** (RС18KA - Kaliningrad, RС18SO - Sochi
    etc.) and two headquarters stations R18HQ, R18FWC.
    Special callsigns from Russia will begin work on June 14 and finish
    15 June.

    All questions on coordination of actions should be directed to e-mail:

    As of February 18, 2018, 53 countries have already confirmed their participation in the radio marathon.

    73! Aliy Kuysokov - UA6YW (Coordinator)

    1 июня - 15 июля 2018 будет проходить радиомарафон, посвящённый Чемпионату мира по футболу в России.

    Все страны, члены ФИФА, приглашаются к участию в радиомарафоне с образованием специальных позывных.
    Рекомендуется странам, участницам финальной стадии, использовать позывные с суффиксом **18FWC или ***FWC (DJ18FWC, OA18FWC и т.д.).
    Для всех остальных стран, членов ФИФА, рекомендуется использовать позывные с суффиксом **18FIFA или ***FIFA.
    Возможна работа нескольких специальных позывных из одной страны.
    При невозможности получения позывных такого формата, возможно использования любых других специальных позывных. Они будут помещены в

    общий список радиомарафона и будут засчитываться на все дипломы мероприятия.

    Из России будут работать 32 специальные станции с префиксом R18*** и суффиксом в честь страны, участницы финальной стадии, например R18ARG (Аргентина), R18SWE (Швеция) и т.д., а также 11 специальных позывных из городов, где будут проходить матчи чемпионата с позывными RC18** (RС18KA - Калининград, RС18SO - Сочи и т.д.) и две штабные станции R18HQ, R18FWC.
    Специальные позывные из России начнут работу 14 июня и завершат 15 июня.

    Все вопросы по координации действий направлять на e-mail:

    На 18 февраля 2018 уже 53 страны подтвердили своё участие в радиомарафоне.

    FIFA World Cup Russia

    73 Al 4L5A

    Dear friends,
    To Apr. 30, 80 countries (FIFA members) have already confirmed their desire to participation in our action: ZA, 7X, V2, LU, EK, VK, OE, 4K(4calls), A9, EU, VP9, ON, CP, E7, PY, VE, CE, BV, HK, E5, TI, 9A, CO, PJ2, OZ, HI, HC, SU, G, ES, OH, F, DL, SV, HH, VR2, HA, TF, VU, YB, EP, YI, 4X, UN, 5Z, Z6, LX, Z3, 9M, XE, ER, 4O, CN, PA, ZL, GI, AP, HP(2calls), OA, DU, SP(2calls), CT, KP4, A7, R, HZ, GM, YU, OM, HL, EA, PZ, SM(9calls), HB9, TA, A6, CX, KP2, YV, GW.

    Already have lizense:
    3Z18FWC (Poland)
    A91FWC (Bahrain)
    AY0FWC (Argentina)
    CW18FWC (Paraguay)
    DJ18FWC (Germany)
    GB18FWC (England)
    HP18FWC (Panama)
    OC18FWC (Peru)
    OU18FWC (Denmark)
    TM18FWC (France)
    SB18FWC (Sweden)
    SC18FWC (Sweden)
    SD18FWC (Sweden)
    SE18FWC (Sweden)
    SF18FWC (Sweden)
    SH18FWC (Sweden)
    SI18FWC (Sweden)
    7S18FWC (Sweden)
    8S18FWC (Sweden)
    HZ18FWC (Saudi Arabia)
    9A18FIFA (Croatia)
    DT18FIFA (South Korea)
    DX18FIFA (Philippines)
    GB18FIFA (North Ireland, 01.06.2018-28.06.2018)
    GB18FIFA (Scotland, 30.06.2018-15.07.2018)
    E70FIFA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    ER18FIFA (Moldova)
    HD18FIFA (Ecuador)
    HG18FIFA (Hungary)
    HH18FIFA (Haiti)
    HL18FIFA (South Korea)
    HZ18FIFA (Saudi Arabia)
    LX18FIFA (Luxembourg)
    KP4ES (Puerto Rico)
    MB18FIFA (North Ireland, time?)
    MB18FIFA (Scotland, time?)
    MB18FIFA (Wales, time?)
    OE18FIFA (Austria)
    OM18FIFA (Slovakia)
    PA18FIFA (Netherlands)
    PZ18FIFA (Suriname)
    V218FIFA (Antigua and Barbuda)
    VB18FIFA (Canada)
    VP9FIFA (Bermuda)
    VR2FIFA (Hong Kong)
    YB18FIFA (Indonesia)
    ZL18FIFA (New Zealand)

    If someone also has a license on their hands, please let me know.

    Today I am sending "RULES of the radio marathon dedicated to the "Football World Cup of 2018".
    There are 3 main diplomas in the position.
    Perhaps there will be more of them.

    73! Aliy Kuysokov - UA6YW (Coordinator)
    73 Al 4L5A



      RULES of the radio marathon dedicated to the World Football Cup of 2018.

      1. This radio marathon dedicated to the World Football Cup of 2018 is organized by National radio-amateur organization named SRR (Soyuz Radiolyubitelei Rossii).
      2. SRR organized Committee consisting of:
      - Igor Grigoriev (RV3DA) – the President of SRR;
      - Eugene Glukhov (R4AS) – Diplom Committee of SRR;
      - Aliy Kuisokov (UA6YW) – Special Event Station’s (SES) coordinator.
      3. This maraphon started at 00:00 UTC June 1st, 2018 and finished at 14:00 UTC July 15, 1 hour before final game.
      4. During this period there will be active a number of Special Event Stations:
      - SES from Russia with suffix dedicated to final-stage countries - R18ARG, R18AUS, R18BEL, … ;
      - SES from Russia with suffix dedicated to cities where matches will take places - RC18EK, RC18KA, RC18MO, … ; - SES from final stage countries
      – SES with suffix **FWC or **FIFA, and from other countries using suffix ***FIFA.
      - Other version may be possible.
      There are some countries where SES not allowed. In this case . These radio amateurs may use other kind of calls: either club or contest calls. All these stations will be listed in main SES list as well.
      Full list of Special Event Station will be published at site before May 25.
      After finishing this marathon all members of such stations will be awards by memorable Certificates.
      5. Radio amateurs all around the world are welcome to take part.
      6. There are 3 awards in honor of WFC-2018.

      Applicant may work with any Special Event Stations referenced to WFC 2-18.
      Complete list of these stations can be found in site QSOs with the same station valid on different bands (160,80,40,30,20,17,15,12,10,86 m, 2 m, 70 cm).
      On the same band – by different modes (CW, Phone, Digital).
      Award is issued in 3 classes:
      Bronze – 100 QSOs
      Silver – 250 QSOs
      Gold - 500 QSOs.
      Applicant may check proof of QSOs in site
      SWL-stations have to send application on e-mail address:
      Only electronic awards will be issued.

      General rules for awards “FOOTBALL 2018”, “FOOTBALL 2018 - Participant”:
      All QSOs must be made between 00:00 UTC June 1st 2018 and till 14: UTC July 15 2018.
      Bands: 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70 cm).
      Modes :CW, Phone, Digital. Awards may be claimed as Mixed, CW, Phone, Digital (4 awards) and may be obtained on site
      SWL-stations have to send application on e-mail address:
      Only electronic awards will be issued.
      73 Al 4L5A



        AWARD “FOOTBALL 2018”

        Applicant has to work at least 40 (fourty) special stations from country-member of FIFA.
        Such stations has special suffix **FWC or **FIFA.
        Only one station is valid from each country.
        Complete list of these stations is on
        AWARD “FOOTBALL 2018 - Participant”

        Applicant has to work at least 25 (twenty five) special stations from countries-participants of World Football Championship 2018.
        Such stations has special suffix **FWC (sometimes **FIFA).
        Only one station is valid from each country.
        List of country-participants:
        Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brasil, Colombia, Costa-Rica Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Spain, France, Germany, Iran, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Tunisia, Uruguay. Complete list of these stations is on
        Maybe there will be more awards and plaques.
        Complete information will be on site
        73 Al 4L5A