The amateur radio club RK3AWL (UK3ACL and UZ3AWL are the former calls)
was found in October 1974 by Vladimir V. Ivanov (UA3AFH). In 1974-1981,
the club was located in the Nothern part of Zelenograd (Zelenograd is in
20 km to the North-West from Moscow). Later, from 1982 to April 1999, we
were in the central part of Zelenograd, in so-called 10th division, in
70m-high building with large Yagis at 90m above the ground.
Since September 2000 and till the present time, the club is located on
the Pine alley on the Eastern division of Zelenograd. We occupying two
rooms on the groun level in two-storey building. At present, Vladimir
N. Zakharov (UA3DVF) is the cheif of the radio station.
Our primary activity is HF contesting. The special call sign RL3A licensed
to RK3AWL to be used in international contests. Since the end of 1990s,
the RK3AWL is the strongest contest team in Moscow region and one of the
Russian top leading club stations.
An unbelievable propagation and UA3 record in CQ World-Wide WPX Contest. Claimed score and photos.
March 14, 2011 - RDXC-2011
RL3A M/S team in Russian DXC 2011: R3DCX, RA3ATX, RA3CO, RJ3FF, RL3FT, RU3RQ, RV3BA, RX3APM, UA3ASZ and UA4HTT.
March 05-06, 2011 - Claimed scores
ARRL DX CW and Phone Contests claimed scores are published on our Claimed Board.
February 6-7, 2011 - Revival of the antenna 4Q40/TR-UBA
The reconstruction of broken antennas continues. Rescue crew of untiring leader UA3ASZ and RU3RQ, RL3FT, UA4HTT, RK3QS, RA3ATX, R3DCX, RV3MA and Sergey/R3Y (not ham yet) reinstalled 4 element 40 m Quad on the tube @75 m (fixed NW). Photos -- in gallery.
January 9, 2011 - The first fallen antenna back to its original place
Team of UA3ASZ, RU3RQ, RL3FT, UA4HTT and Sergey/R3Y (not ham yet) re-installed two full-sized 80m Quads on the tube @115 m (fixed NW/SE). Photos -- in gallery.
During Scandinavian Activity Contest 50th Anniversary, RK3AWL will be active both in CW part (20th-21st September, 1200-1200 UTC) and in SSB part (27th-28th September, 1200-1200 UTC). Mats, SM6LRR, will take part in the Single Op, All Band category, and will make a serious effort to beat the All Time High records, even despite the Sun Spot Minimum. Especially pay attention to the high bands. During the last year SSB part of SAC, 10 meters opened sporadically and 47 Scandinavian stations were logged.
Looking forward to meeting all Scandinavian stations during the contest. Please do not hesitate to ask me to move to other bands in case you feel that propagation could be there! More information about SAC 50 years could be found on www.qrq.se/sac.
March 14, 2003 - Photos
New chapter added to photo gallery: RL3A in Russian DX Contest 2003 . In the team of RL3A are RA3CW, RK3AOH, RV3BA, RW3AVJ, RW3DD, RW3FO, RW4PL, RX3APM, RX3DCX & UA3ASZ.
Compliments to the AWL team of RX3DCX & UA3ASZ who are the winners of the
"Stars of HF radio" memorial contest sponsored by the "Radio" magazine.
July 24, 2002 - Re-building
The first stage of the antennas building was finished (see news on May 1st).
The RQ-4444 H-stack of quads was installed, RQ-63 quad tribander was moved
to the new place, RQ-440 40m-quads were repaired. The next goal is RQ-280
80m rotary quads.
July 23 2002 - Approved by the Department of Health