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This year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the "Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles", in order to commemorate this important event, the URE, the Spanish IARU member society, announces the following Special Prize to all licensed radio amateurs and SWL from all over the world.


Contacts can be made using any mode or band from 160 meters to 6 meters with the 14 different AM70 special stations. The suffixes of the 14 special stations are each one of the letters of the URE in Spanish, except the one with the letter "Ñ" which will be replaced by the URE headquarters special station AM70URE.




And so, the 14 special station callsigns are:


AM70URE (Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles) also AM70URE/6 (Balearic Islands), AM70URE/8 (Canary Islands), AM70URE/9 (Ceuta and Melilla)
AM70A, AM70C, AM70D, AM70E, AM70F, AM70I, AM70L, AM70N, AM70O, AM70P, AM70R, AM70S y AM70U



From 1st April 2019 at 0000z to 9th June 2019 (2359z)



There are three different categories, depending on the number of AM70 stations the requestor has contacted (or SWL reports in the case of SWLs)




European stations: For stations with at least 9 contacts with different AM70 stations in any band or mode.


Stations outside Europe: for stations with at least 6 contacts with different AM70 stations, on any band or mode



European stations
: For stations with contacts on at least 3 different bands with at least 9 AM70 stations on each one of those bands, on any mode.


Stations outside of Europe: for stations with contacts on at least 3 different bands, with at least 6 AM70 stations on each one of those bands, on any mode.



European stations: For stations with contacts on at least 3 different bands with all 14 of the  AM70 stations on each one of those bands, on any mode.


Stations outside Europe: For stations with contacts on at least 3 different bands with at least 10 AM70 stations on each one of those bands, on any mode


All the diplomas will indicate the name and callsign of the requestor and the position obtained in their DXCC entity for the total number of valid QSOs. Diplomas will be available for free in PDF format.




Special Medal:

A special Medal will be awarded in the following different categories to the top participants that achieve the highest number of different contacts with the AM70 stations on different bands and modes. These top performers will receive their trophy directly at their home free of charge.


World top 20:                         For the 20 highest scorers worldwide

North America top 5:            For the 5 highest scorers in North America

South America top 5:            For the 5 highest scorers in South America

Asia top 5:                              For the 5 highest scorers in Asia

Africa top 5                            For the 5 highest scorers in Africa

Oceania top 5                        For the 5 highest scorers in Oceania


Any other participant can request the special medal directly from the shop in the webpage.


For ranking purposes, contacts will be valid on each of the following 3 modes: 1-SSB; 2- CW and 3. Digital modes, and on each of the 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m and 6m bands. Each band/mode contact only counts once, duplicate contacts are not taken into account for the ranking. In case of a draw, the station who completed the last QSO first will be win.


Online log consultation and the position of participants in the QSO ranking can be followed daily on the website


The log will be updated every 24 hours. Repeat contacts are recommended if a contact with a station is not reflected on the online log.



Those participants classified in each category can freely download their personalized diploma in PDF format from the official website. We do not require logs to be submitted since the online log is available on the web.


SWLs should send their lists of stations received up until July, 1st to and their diploma will be sent by email.


The top stations classified in each category ranking will receive free of charge by post the special medal. The list of candidates will be updated on the website daily. Once the event is concluded, stations should send an email to to confirm their postal address. 


If a participant wishes to receive a printed diploma on high quality paper, they may request it at a cost of EUR 8 for one copy. In the case a station wishes to request 2 or 3 (for example, silver, gold, and platinum), the cost is EUR 10. Postal charges are included.


If a participant wishes to receive the Special Medal they may request it a cost of EUR 25. Postal charges are included.


Trophies and diplomas can be requested directly at the website 

LW8EXS sends us a template in Excel format regarding the activity for the 70th anniversary of URE and thus be able to take better control of the stations that still need to contact. Each field must be completed with the number "1".
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