Russian Districts Award (RDA) program information
Roman Novikov RA3R and The Tambov award group ("TAG") would like to announce award programm "RDA" (Russian Districts Award).
- What is "RDA"?
RDA (Russian Distict Award) is an international award program, designed to attract interest in amateur radio by encouraging communication with various districts in the russian federation. The RDA Programme was established to encourage confirmed contacts with all areas in Russia. There are currently 6 different awards varying in difficulty and complexity, these take the form of certificates. Two plaque awards are available for Honor Roll and #1 Honor Roll.
- District assignments in the Russian Federation
The RDA Russian districts award includes a list of areas designated by the Russian Federation. These consist of a total of 2642 different districts inside 85 different oblasts. Many hours of work went into the deviding of Russia into territories. A unique number has been assigned to each district within an oblast. For example the Oktjabrsky district in Tambov as been assigned TB-02. Confirmation of this information must be specified on the air and also on the QSL-card, for credit to be awarded for the contact.
- How are the results calculated ?
Radio contacts with each RDA district of Russia are excepted, areas are to be worked only once, repeated QSOs with each district are not allowed irrespective of whether they were worked on a different band, or with another stations within that district.
- Russian Districts Awards "RDA" Program Organization
The RDA-committee is part of the TAG (Tambov Award Group), the radio amateur group engaged in the organising of amateur radio expeditions to various districts of Russia. The chairman of the RDA committee and the RDA manager are appointed council. RDA committee decisions are published in various radioamateur DX-bulletins and are located on the RDA website. All financing of the RDA program are carried out by the members of the TAG themselves.
- Only for Russian dx-peditions
- "RDA" Commitee Liability
The "RDA" manager, committee and club members will not be responsible for any loss, financial or otherwise, caused by any actions of operators participating in the "RDA" awards program. The "RDA" holds no liability for actions taken by any member or non member active in the pursuit of "RDA" awards. Anyone entering the "RDA" program agrees to the terms disclosed here and can not hold the "RDA", "TAG" or any of its members, non-members, committee members or other officers or officials liable for any actions taken by those involved in the program.
- ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE "RDA" COMMITEE ARE FINAL
The Russian Districts Award (RDA), sponsored by Tambov Award Group (TAG), is issued for radio contacts with specified numbers of districts of the Russian Federation according to the RDA list of districts. The RDA award is available to all licensed radio amateurs and SWLs everywhere in the world. The basic RDA certificate can be obtained for working at least 100 districts.
- In addition, separate certificates and plaques are available as follows:
Award type Class Districts required Certificate RDA-250 250 RDA-500 500 RDA-1000 1000 RDA-1500 1500 RDA-2000 2000 Plaque Honor roll 2500 Honor roll #1 ALL
- Contacts may be made on any HF band using any mode since June 12, 1991.
No application is required, we get all the data from the RDA Autocfm website: https://rdaward.ru
- Award fee
- The cost of the RDA certificate (any class) is equivalent to 16 EUR.
- The cost of the RDA-2500 "Honor Roll" plaque is equivalent to 70 EUR.
- The cost of the RDA-ALL "Honor Roll #1" plaque is equivalent to 70 EUR.
- The address of the award manager:
Due to Paypal sanctions, award payments temporarily go through Antonio IZ7AUE Use recipient firstname.lastname@example.org in your Paypal payment (AWARD 16EUR, Plaque 70EUR)