30th Anniversary of The Baltic Way
This Memorial Award is announced by Eesti Raadioamatööride
Ühing (ERAÜ), Latvijas Radio Amatieru Lîga (LRAL) and Lietuvos Radijo Mëgëjø
Draugija (LRMD) to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of
The Baltic Way – a
peaceful protest against the Molotov - Ribbentrop pact signed on 23rd of
August 1939, dividing the independent countries of Eastern Europe in spheres
of influence between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. On the same date in
1989 more than 2 million people across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined
hands to form a 675 km long human chain - the Baltic Way, showing their
fight for independence.
Award Rules and Activities:
- Three memorial special event stations (SES) – ES30WAY,
LY30WAY and YL30WAY will be activated August 19th, 2019,
0:00 local time (UTC+3) till August 25th, 2019, 23:59 local time
(UTC+3) on all HF and VHF bands in the modes - CW,
PHONE (SSB or FM), DIGI (all digital modes count as one
“mode” for the award).
- An electronic award (downloadable pdf) is offered with the following
- You need to achieve at least 30 points for contacts with all three
SES - ES30WAY, LY30WAY and YL30WAY (at least one QSO should be made with
- A contact with each SES gives five points per band and per mode
(e.g. ES30WAY worked on 80m CW – 5p, or YL30WAY worked on 20m FT8 – 5p
- Applications for the award must be uploaded to
- The award is also available to SWL’s – log the Baltic SES and their
correspondent, time, date, band and mode. Each Baltic SES gives five
points per band per mode. All three SES-s must be represented in the
log. Applicants should collect 30 points the same way as shown upper.
Applications for the SWL award and email for sending of pdf back should
be sent to in any electronic text form.
- All QSO’s with the SES-s will be uploaded also to
eQSL and LoTW. For Paper QSL-s please submit Online QSL request (OQRS) in
until 31. December, 2019. Please don’t send us paper QSL, if You have
- All Q&A to – LY2BAW ().
- The Award manager - Simonas LY2EN
ERAU, Kristjan Kass, ES7GM
LRAL, Andris Brunenieks, YL2FD
LRMD, Tadas Vysniauskas, LY2BAW
Below 30 years old photo: