Greek radio amateurs commemorate the Hellenic War of Independence in 1821

Starting on 16 December 2020 a group of Greek radio amateur stations will be on the air to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Hellenic War of Independence in 1821. Nine multi-operator special event stations – namely SX1A, SX2A, SX3A, SX4A, SX5A (Dodecanese), SX6A, SX7A, SX8A and SX9A (Crete) – will be active during the countdown to the 200th anniversary of the “Agonas” (the Struggle), the Greek Revolution of 1821 which led to the formation of modern Greece.

The countdown will start at 99 days before the actual celebration day, i.e. 25th of March 2021, the Celebration of the Greek Revolution of 1821 or less commonly known as the Greek Independence Day. The stations were QRV on the dates in the table below, also shown are the bands on which I’ve made one or more QSOs with any of these stations.

StationWorked on bandsStation QRV dates
StartEndLast solo QRVAll QRV
SX9A40m16-12-202025-12-202016-03-202125-03-2021
SX8A20m26-12-202004-01-202117-03-202125-03-2021
SX7A40m, 20m05-01-202114-01-202118-03-202125-03-2021
SX6A40m, 20m15-01-202124-01-202119-03-202125-03-2021
SX5A20m, 17m, 15m25-01-202103-02-202120-03-202125-03-2021
SX4A40m, 20m04-02-202113-02-202121-03-202125-03-2021
SX3A40m, 20m, 17m14-02-202123-02-202122-03-202125-03-2021
SX2A20m24-02-202105-03-202123-03-202125-03-2021
SX1A40m, 20m06-03-202115-03-202124-03-202125-03-2021

During this commemoration various awards could be earned, for example one for the number of qsos per SES but also one for making QSOs with as many different SX…A SESs as possible. For the latter I obtained the Platinum Award for making QSOs with all nine SX…A SESs during their activation.

Platinum Award for having achieved QSOs with all 9 SX…A SESs.