URE invites all HAMs and SWLers worldwide to participate in this amazing Special Award and Diploma.

A total of 14 Special Event Stations with the prefix AN400 will be on the air to commemorate the 400 anniversary of the death of Cervantes, who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. His most iconic novel, “Don Quixote” is the most edited and translated book in all Literature History, just behind The Bible.

The Spacial Event Stations will hold the prefix AN400, which has never been issued before. The suffixes of all callsigns consist of a single letter, forming among all of them the 14 letters of the name of MIGUEL DE CERVANTES. And so, the 14 special station callsigns are: AN400M, AN400I, AN400G, AN400U, AN400E, AN400L, AN400D, AN400C, AN400R, AN400V, AN400A, AN400N, AN400T, AN400S

All Special Event Stations will use all HF bands and all modes (SSB, CW and digital modes)

Diplomas will be freely issued (PDF) to all hams (and SWLers) that accomplish a certain number of contacts (all HF bands, all modes) with the 14 different AN400x stations in three categories: Silver, Gold and Platinum.

The top participants per number of contacts with the 14 AN400x Special Event Stations will receive freely a Special Medallion in high quality crystal, personalized with their name and callsign. Medallions will be sent free of cost in the following categories:

  • Top 20 stations World
  • Top 5 stations North America
  • Top 5 stations South America
  • Top 5 stations Africa
  • Top 5 stations Asia
  • Top 5 stations Oceania

All participants can follow their progress chasing the Special Event Stations on a daily basis checking the log online at the organization's webpage.

DATES: From 19th September 2016 at 0000z to 9th October 2016 (2359z)

More info at http://cervantes.ure.es.