Radio amateurs from around the world are invited to participate in the 47th RAEM” HF International CW contest. The RAEM contest is organized by the SRR – “Soyuz Radioljubitelej Rossii” (the Union of the Russian Radio Amateurs) in the memory of Ernst Krenkel (1903-1971), a famous polar explorer and the radio communications operator (call — sign RAEM”), the Hero of the Soviet Union, the chairman of the USSR Radiosport Federation (1959-1971), and the first chairman of the Central Radio Club of the USSR. Beginning from 1924, Krenkel was a pioneering member and a main radio operator of many Russian Arctic winter research expeditions, as well as a veteran of the Russian Arctic polar station “North Pole-1” as well as numerous other Arctic marine expeditions.

The “RAEMcontest is held every year on the 4th Sunday of the full weekend in December. In 2018 the contest is held on the 23th December at 00.00 UTC and finishes on the 23th December at 11.59 UTC. The period of operation is 12 hours.

Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m.

Mode: CW only.

Contest rules are approved By the President of the SRR.