The SOP Pennon continues a tradition over 40 years old.
Every year in July, the radio amateurs of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern district accomplish special activities supporting the application of the SOP.
The SOP is awarded for contacts with different countries/areas bordering the Baltic Sea and Norway during the period of 1st to 31st of July.
Starting in 1992, we award a SOP sticker (a small pennon) every one for yearly continuing accomplishment of the SOP competition.
1. On HF, European applicants have present contacts for 15
2. Non- Europeans need 10 points.
3. Germany is compulsory.
4. On frequencies above 30 MHz exclusively applicants need only 5 points. DL is here not compulsory.
1 QSO with Mecklenburg-Vorpommern district (DOK: V.., Z87, Z89, MVP, SOP..) = 3 points or 3 different other stations of DL = 3 points (DL max. 3 points).
The following 25 countries/areas count 1 point each for the SOP:
ES LA LY OH1 OH2 OH5 OH6
OH8 OH9 OHØ OJØ OZ RA1 RA2F
SM1 SM2 SM3 SM5 SM6 SM7 SMØ
SP1 SP2 YL
Also SWLs may obtain the SOP. No QSLs, please log extract only. If you have earned the award five years, of SOP Activity, we award a special sticker free of charge.
Please send your application to our SOP-Manager till the 31 August every year: Georg Tretow, DL4SVA, P.O.Box 1114, D-23931 Grevesmühlen, Germany.
SOP sticker 4 EUR or 6 US$
Fees for SOP pennon vary by the shipping-costs
DL - 10 EUR or 15 US$
EU - 12 EUR or 17 US$
DX - 15 EUR or 20 US$
All necessary information of transferring the fee will be sent to you after successful application position. We prefer online applications.