THE UKRAINIAN CONTEST CLUB
(Based on the CQ Contest journal article)
The Ukrainian Contest Club (UCC) was created in February
1990 from among the members of the Ukrainian Shortwave Radiosport
Conference in Lugansk city in the eastern part of the Ukraine. The
objectives of the club are to coordinate and carry out CW, SSB,
and RTTY shortwave championships of the Ukraine; to create and sponsor
an annual international Ukrainian DX contest; to rate every year
achievements of Ukrainian contesters; to set up the annual conferences;
to issue the UCC Bulletin; and as a whole to take an active
part in the formation of radio sporting policy of the Ukrainian
Amateur Radio League (UARL).
The UCC is an associative member of UARL. The problems concerning
the organization of shortwave radiosport in the Ukraine are in its
authority. Any radio amateur operator may belong to the club if
he/she took part in a minimum of 20 contests of any scale for two
last years and was placed first in one of them in his country. At
the present time the club unites 200 hams from the following countries:
UR, RA, RA9, SP,YU, EZ, G, VE, DL.
All members of the club are granted the certificate and have QSL
cards with the club's emblem. The club issued and edited a bulletin
in which is published contest rules and results, DX info, and articles
on contests and technical subjects. Each edition was in great demand.
It is read from the first page to the last one in all countries
of the former USSR. Vlad, UY5ZZ, Peter, UY3QW, and Tim, UR5QN, usually
compiled and edited all issues. The proposal to grant permission
for special callsigns of the EM, EN, EO series for contest participants
was worked out by the UCC and passed to Ukrainian communication
authorities. The selection criteria for the applicants for a special
call is their last year's result in the annual rating providing
by the UCC.
The UCC organization's leadership consists of a president,
a vicepresident, and members of council. Vladimir ("Vlad")
Latyshenko, UY5ZZ, is the president of the UCC and Vladimir
("Bob") Gordienko, UTIIA, is vice-president. Members of
the UCC council are UX7IA,UT2UB,UR7QM,UU2JZ,UT0ZZ . They
carry out a weekly UCC roundtable on 3.662 MHz ±QRM at 19:00
(18:00 at summer) UTC on Thursdays. This is a great opportunity
to discuss current problems or just the ham's life.
The UCC HQ mail address is P.O. Box 4850, Zaporizhzhe, 69118,
Ukraine. E-mail letters can be sent to UY5ZZ
or to UTIIA. UCC web-site is http://www.ucc.zp.ua
The UCC takes part in contests in the Club Competition class and is often in the
top places. For example, in the 1996 CQWW DX Contest the Ukrainian Contest Club placed
The UCC is the sponsor of the EM5HQ station, the UARL Headquarters team in the
IARU Championship. The UCC determines the base club station for this competition
and many skilled operators. UCC members usually lend their great support for this
Members of UCC have taken part in all the World Radiosport
Team Championships. In WRTC-1990, Bob, UTIIA (ex-RB5IM), was the
official USSR team member, WRTC-1996 Jerry, UT4UZ, and Dim, UT5UGR,
WRTC-2000 Dim, UT5UGR and Ken, UU2JZ, WRTC-2002 Jerry, UT4UZ and
Serge UT3UA were official Ukraine team members. Of course, we do
hope to send our members to the next WRTC.
In 1994 the UCC created the international Ukrainian DX Contest
for the first time in the history of the Ukraine. Each year the
contest is becoming more popular among amateurs from around the
world. You can find annually new Rules and the Results of URDXC
at UCC web-site.
In conclusion, we would like to thank Bob, K3EST, for this great
opportunity to present the Ukrainian Contest Club in CQ Contest
Journal (October,1998), and we would be happy to see all of you
fellows in any contest.