In order to receive award participants are required in the period from January 1st till January 31st 2017 to get at least 1238 points for two way contacts with the amateur radio stations from the russian oblasts: Moscow city (MA), Moscow area (MO), Vladimirskaya (VL), Ryazanskaya (RA) activated within Radio marathon “Moscow-870 anniversary.




Dates of activity: between 00:00 UTC on January 1st, and 23:59 UTC on January 31st, 2017. The two-way contacts count for QSO on any HF/VHF band, any mode (CW, Phone, DIGI). Duplicated QSO count on different band and / or mode. All digital contacts (RTTY, JT65, PSK31, PSK63 etc) count for DIGI only one time per each band.

Valid stations and Point Values:

  • First QSO with any SES R870x (in the period from January 1st till December 31st 2017)  – 870 points;
  • QSO with R1238M (in the period from January 11th till January 20th 2017) – 100 points;
  • QSO with Moscow city (RDA districts MA-xx) - 5 points;
  • QSO with russian oblasts: Moscow area, Vladimirskaya, Ryazanskaya (RDA districts MO-xx, VL-xx, RA-xx) – 1 point.


  • Only first QSO with any SES from R870MR870O, R870C, R870K, R870B, R870A count 870 points. All other contacts count 5 points each but in the period from January 1st till December 31st, 2017.
  • All the points are multiplied by two on 160 meters and VHF/UHF. This condition does not apply to a first QSO with the R870.
  • All the points are multiplied by two (by four on 160 meters and VHF/UHF) for the HAM's outside Europe. This condition does not apply to a first QSO with the R870.


The defense of Moscow in 1238 – the siege and the occupation of city of Moscow by mongol-tatar troops in January 20th 1238.


In winter of 1238 mongols destroyed Ryazan and ruined the Great Ryazan Principiality. The Vladimir Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich sent his son Vsevolod with his troops to help Ryazan’s princes, but his army had been defeated  near Kolomna. Then Batu’s troops moved to Moscow over the Moscow river ice.


After his defeat near Kolomna the prince Vsevolod Yurevich ran to the city of Vladimir and Moscow warriors – went to Moscow with a message of lost battle and with the message of tatars approaching the city. Around January 15th the mongol-tatar troops sieged the city.



Per Rashid-ad-Din tatars could take Moscow after five day siege. Then tatars moved to the city of Vladimir. Having approached this principal capiltal tatars showed to Vladimiran’s the principal Vladimir Yurevich.the principal of Moscow who was captured in Moscow. Per historian Tikhomirov, this gesture showed the tatars desire to effect Vladimirans and they wanted to demonstrate their pride of taking of Moscow.