The International Commission for the
Protection of the Danube River has
declared June 29, each year to be the INTERNATIONAL
On the occasion of the event the group of Hungarian
ham radio amateurs
being resided at the Danube River Bend, HUNGARY call
for a regularly
organized special event activity each year.
All hams worldwide are kindly invited to take part!
Official name of the event:
DANUBE RIVER HAM RADIO ACTIVITY
Rules - (magyarul)
Participation: all licensed ham
Period: 0000 UT June 01, - 2359 UT June 30,
Mode: all, repeater operation: accepted, VoIP
(EchoLink, etc.) operation is also allowed
if both sides are on radio (Radio - VoIP System -
Special Event Station: -== HG7DANUBE ==-
Report: all participants will send signal
report, operator's name, QTH.
Stations alongside the river shall send "nr Danube"
or "/Danube" in addition.
Points: Stations alongside Danube River from
all 10 countries worth 1 point,
2 points can be claimed for them on DANUBE DAY (June
QSO with HG7DANUBE worth 5 points all over the
activity period except on June
29, according to UT when 10 points can be claimed.
A station sending "nr Danube" or "/Danube" counts once
for scoring independently
from band and mode over the activity period.
Important: Station counts Danube river station
if its QTH is a settlement
that bordered or crossed by the Danube or operating
portable on the bank or on
an island of Danube or sailing on the river. General
rule that everybody can
Examples of settlements bordered or crossed by Danube
river: DL: ULM, REGENSBURG, PASSAU OE: LINZ, KREMS, WIEN
OM: BRATISLAVA, KOMARNO, STUROVO
: The highest score will be awarded with a
Furthermore top 3 scores will be awarded with a special
Danube Day Activity Certification.
All contacts with Danube stations count and valid for DABUBE
Please remember that all valid Danube contacts (any time)
count for DABUBE AWARD
issued on application after having 100 stations alongside
Contacts are valid for the award since June 01, 2007
Log/AWARD application instructions
Activity logs and/or applications for the DANUBE AWARD are
to be sent to:
Mr. Jozsef Szekely HA7VY
Kinizsi u. 5.
or via email: HA7VY
as text attachment till July 30, in the actual year as to
activity logs concerned.
Your standard log extract (or spreadsheet) will highly be
Final scores will also be published here.
Cup and certificates will be mailed to the winners. Please
attach 2 EUR or equivalent in IRC to only Danube Award
covering cost of postage.
More details and information can be available here
words about Danube
The Danube, one of the world's great
rivers stretches for 1800 miles from a spring in the
Black Forest of southern Germany near Donaueschingen
to the Black Sea. It runs east through Regensburg
and Passau, Germany, to Linz and Vienna, Austria and
on to Bratislava, Slovakia, then continues east to
Budapest, Hungary where it abruptly heads south to
Mohacs, Hungary. It is then joined by the Drava and
again turns in an easterly direction to Belgrade,
Serbia where its volume is increased by the Sava
River. It then continues east, forming the border
between Romania and Bulgaria, eventually creating a
massive delta which now includes parts of Russia,
Romania and Bulgaria, before emptying into the Black
Sea. The delta is a very important bird sanctuary
and breeding ground.
Esztergom - The gate of Danube River Band
(Opposite - Sturovo, OM)
On its banks you'll still see women washing clothes,
fishermen's huts, stock and geese being watered,
crumbling castles, river hamlets and village scenes, not
to mention urban bridges, promenades and shipping quays.
You'll also see Roman remains (the Rhine, Danube and
Euphrates rivers defined the borders of the Roman
Empire), Austrian/Hungarian-Turkish-Balkan forts and
palaces, Balkan army maneuvering and a large
hydroelectric dam where once the "iron gates" (rapids)
caused transportation problems, but bucolic scenes still
Between urban areas you can still see bits of "old
Europe" -the whole historic panorama. You can even
imagine the first crossing of the river by the Goths in
AD 377, the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire.
The river's former wild nature has been subdued and
tamed but it can still assert its authority on occasion,
flooding river towns and villages and changing channels.
Mid of Danube River Band