Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ

This article is not complete - please help by providing the missing QTH & oblast info! Also, any QSL scans for callsigns that do not have a blue link would be appreciated.

This article explains the format of the callsigns of USSR "Victory/Pobeda" stations operating from 1985-91. All special Victory stations operated from club stations, and were usually QRV in May each year, although "Victory-40" stations were QRV January-May and August/September in 1985. EN0 stations were QRV August/September in 1985. Most of these stations were QRV in the period 1985-1991, but a small number were QRV in 1984 and 1992 also. This is noted in the "Note" column.


Prefixes used: EM, EN, EO, ER, EU, EV, EW and EZ (1990/91).
In addition, the EZ prefix was used from 1990, although some of these stations may not have been Victory stations, but follow the same callsign rules.

Digit - Stations within the RSFSR

Indicates the entity, eg EM2AFB = UA2, EO3AWK = UA3, EV9AW = UA9.

Digit - Stations in the republics

Mostly, as used with the normal prefix for the republic, eg EU2C = UC2.
However, there are a few exceptions, eg EW7BF = UB.

First letter of suffix

Specifies the republic, and is the same as the second letter of the normal prefix for the republic, eg EM2C = UC, EO8M = UM etc.
Note that A (=UA), V (=UV) and W (=UW) were used for RSFSR, and both B (=UB) and T (=UT) were used for Ukraine.

Single-character suffix

Callsigns with a single-character suffix were located in the capital city.
ER: Seems to have been used from most republics, eg ER3A = Moscow. (In 1985 ER3A was the only station with an ER prefix and was used to denote Moscow's status as capital of USSR)).
EU: Capital city of the 15 SS Republics (UA, UB, UC, UD, UF, UG, UH, UI, UJ, UL, UM, UO, UP, UQ, UR), eg EU2C = Minsk.
EV: Capital city of the 20 Autonomous Republics (UA1N, UA4P, UA4S, UA4U, UA4W, UA4Y, UA6I, UA6J, UA6P, UA6W, UA6X, UA9W, UA9X, UA0O, UA0Q, UA0Y, UD-N, UF-Q, UF-V, UI-Z).
EM: Capitals of guerrilla activity

EO: Cities which were awarded medals for their contribution toward the Victory

EW: "Hero" cities (and one Hero Fortress)

Note: From 1990, some, but not all, EU & EW calls were used from Belarus, in which case the first letter of the suffix specified the oblast, not the republic.
Thus, EU9A was Minsk City, Belarus and not AS Russia, as would have been the case prior to 1990.

Second letter of suffix

Specifies the oblast, eg EM8JXD = 183 (UJ-X), EV9AW = 084 (UA9-W).

Third letter of suffix

In some, but not all cases, the third letter of the suffix is the first letter of the city.


The DXNS U.S.S.R. OBLAST GUIDE, dated circa 1990, published by Geoff Watts, BRS-3129.

Some known stations

Note: This list is work-in-progress. 

Please help by providing details of missing stations.

These callsigns are taken from the Club Log QSO database in mid-February 2012, with a further update in May 2015.

Callsigns in the database with a single QSO have been ignored, to avoid busted calls. However, some of the callsigns listed could be busted.

The listed stations are likely to be the most active, and the list is not claimed to be complete, but gives some idea of the scale of activity.

The QTH is either from QSL cards (in which case, click on the callsign to see the card), other sources (such as QSOs in HAMLOG), or, if all else fails, the oblast name.

The QRV years are from the Club Log QSO database. It is entirely possible that listed callsigns were also QRV in years other than those listed.

Single-letter suffix

CallsignDXCCQTHOblastOblast #QRVNote
EM3WEU RussiaMoscowUA3-A1701985-86, 1988, 1990-91 
EM5TUkraineKievUT-U1861985,1987, 1989-90, 1992QRV 1992
EN3AEU RussiaMoscowUA3-A1701990 
EO1REstoniaTallinUR0831984-87, 1989QRV 1984
EO2REstoniaTallinUR0831984-85, 1989QRV 1984. 
EO5OMoldovaKishinevUO0391984-85, 1987-88, 1990QRV 1984
EO6FGeorgiaTbilisiUF-F0121985, 1987 
EO6GArmenia YerevanUG-G 004 1985, 1987  
EO7LKazakhstanAlmatyUL-G1901985-86, 1988, 1990May have been oblast 018, previous oblast nr for UL-G
EO8MKyrgizstanFrunzeUM-M0361985, 1991 
ER3AEU RussiaMoscowUA3-A1701985-86, 91ER3A was the only Victory-40 callsign with the ER prefix QRV in 1985 - see QSL
ER3WEU RussiaMoscowUA3-A1701986-90 
Alma AtaUL-G1901990 
EU1REstoniaTallin UR0831985, 1987, 1989 
EU3AEU RussiaMoscowUA3-A1701985-88 
EU4FGeorgiaTbilisiUF-F0121985, 1987 
EU5OMoldovaKishinevUO0391985, 1987-88, 1990 
EU5TUkraineKievUT-U1861985, 1988 
EU7LKazakhstanAlmatyUL-G1901985-89Operator RL7GA (later UN6G)
EU8IUzbekistanTashkentUI-A1881985-86, 1988 
EU8MKyrgyzstan BishkekUM-M0361985 
EU9ABelarusMinskUC-A1881990See note above regarding EU & EW callsigns from 1990
EU9HTurkmenistanAshgabatUH-A1911985-86, 1988 
EW1CBelarusMinskUC-A1881987-89, 1991Hero City
EW2CBelarusMinskUC-A1881985-86, 1988-89Hero City 
EW3AEU RussiaMoscowUA3-A1701985-86, 91Hero City
EW5TUkraine KievUB-U?065? 1985Hero City 
EW8ABelarusMinskUC-A1881990Hero City. See note above regarding EU & EW callsigns from 1990

Two-letter suffix
CallsignDXCCQTHOblastOblast #QRVNote
EM1AAEU RussiaLeningradUA1-A1691985-1990 
EM6AAEU RussiaKrasnodarUA6-A1011985-96, 1988, 1990-92QRV 1992
EN1AAEU RussiaLeningradUA1-A1691990, 1992 
EN1AMEU RussiaMurmanskUA1-Z1431990-92The callsign for EN1AM does not seem correct. See EW1AM.
EN4AAEU Russia VolgogradUA4-A 1561990- 1992 
EN8TJ Ukraine Sevastopol UB-J067 1990 
EO0AAAS RussiaKrasnoyarskUA0-A1031985, 1987, 1989-90 
EU0YLBelarusMinskUC-A1881990Callsign does not comply with the defined format - YL operator = YL suffix?
EV0AOAS RussiaUlan-UdeUA0-O0851990 
EV0AQAS RussiaYakutskUA0-Q0981985 
EV0AYAS Russia KyzylUA0-Y1591985 
EV1ANEU RussiaPetrozavoBskUA1-N0881985, 1987, 1989-90 
EV3FV Georgia ?UF-V013 1985  
EV4APEU RussiaKazanUA4-P0941985, 1987, 1990 
EV4ASEU RussiaYoshkar-OlaUA4-S0911985, 1990 
EV4AUEU RussiaSaranskUA4-U0921985, 1990 
EV4AWEU RussiaIzhevskUA4-W0951985-1986, 1988-90 
EV4AYEU RussiaCheboksaryUA4-Y0971985 
EV6AIEU RussiaElistaUA6-I0891985 
EV6AJEU RussiaVladikavkaz?UA6-J0931985 
EV6APEU RussiaGroznyUA6-P0961985-86 
EV6AXEU RussiaNalchikUA6-X0871985, 1987 
EV7DNAzerbaijanNakhichevanUD-N0021985, 1987 
EV8IZUzbekistan NukusUI-Z 056 1985  QTH confirmation required,
EV9AWAS RussiaUfaUA9-W0841985-90 
EV9AXEU RussiaSyktyvkarUA9-X0901985-87, 1989, 1990-92QRV 1992
EW0CLBelarusBrestUC-L0051985-89 Hero Fortress
EW1AAEU RussiaLeningradUA1-A1691985-1987Hero City
EW1AMEU RussiaMurmanskUA1-Z1431985, 1987-88Hero City. The callsign for EW1AM does not seem correct. The second letter of two-letter suffix callsigns is normally the oblast letter, in this case "Z". The first letter of the city (M=Murmansk) is used for the third letter in callsigns with a three-letter suffix. Therefore, I would have expected the callsign to be either EW1AZ, or EW1AZM
EW3ALEU RussiaSmolenskUA3-L1551985, 1987Hero City 
EW3APEU RussiaTulaUA3-P1601985-88Hero City
EW4AAEU RussiaStalingradUA4-A1561985-1989Hero City
EW6AAEU RussiaNovorossiysk
UA6-A1011985-88Hero City
EW7BFUkraine OdessaUB-F0701985-87
Hero City
EW8TJUkraineSevastopolUB-J0671985-87, 1989Hero City 


UB-J 067 1985, 1989Hero City
EZ0AOAS Russia Ulan-Ude?UA0-O 085 1990This may not have been a Victory station, but follows the same callsign rules.
EZ1ANEU Russia
EZ4APEU RussiaKazanUA4-P0941990-91This may not have been a Victory station, but follows the same callsign rules.
EZ4AWEU RussiaIzhevskUA4-W0951991 
EZ9AXEU RussiaSyktyvkarUA9-X0901990-92QRV 1992 This may not have been a Victory station, but follows the same callsign rules.

Three-letter suffix

CallsignDXCCQTHOblastOblast #QRVNote
EM1ANOEU RussiaPossibly OlenetsUA1-N088Info requiredCallsign notified by R1NU
EM3ALSEU RussiaSafonovoUA3-L1551985, 1987, 1988 
EM3AXKEU RussiaKalugaUA3-X1271985-87, 1991 
EM3AYVEU RussiaZhukovkaUA3-Y1181990 
EM4AAWEU RussiaStalingradUA4-A1561985-87, 1989-90
EM4BMGUkraineKrasnodonUB-M0591985-89, 1991 
EM5BXVUkraineZhitomirUB-X0621985-86, 1990 
EM6AAKEU RussiaKrasnodarUA6-A1011984-88, 1990-92 
EM6AYMEU RussiaMaykopUA6-Y1021985-87 
EM7BKRUkraineRovnoUB-K0721985-86, 1990 
EM8CCMBelarusMinsk oblastUC-C0081985-87, 1989 
EM8CILBelarusGrodnoUC-I0091985-86, 1988 
EM8CSBBelarusMogilevUC-S0101985, 1990 
EM9BWLUkraineLvovUB-W0681985-86, 1989-90 
EN0ACHAS Russia Khabarovsk
UA0-C110 1985  
EN0AFS AS Russia 


UA0-F153 1985 
EN0AJBAS RussiaBlagoveshchensk UA0-J1121985 
AS Russia Vladivostok
EN0AOU AS Russia Ulan UdeUA0-O 085 1985 
EN0ASI AS Russia IrkutskUA0-S 124 1985  
EN0AZPAS Russia Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy UA0-Z  1281985  
EO0AAKAS RussiaKrasnoyarskUA0-A1031985-1987, 1989-90 
EO0ALWAS RussiaVladivostokUA0-L1071985 
EO1AAKEU RussiaKotlin IUA1-A1691985-1987, 1989-90 
EO1ACKEU RussiaLeningrad oblastUA1-C1361985, 1990 
EO1ACLEU RussiaLeningrad oblastUA1-C1361985-1990 
EO1ANPEU RussiaPetrozavodskUA1-N0881989 
EO1AOAEU RussiaArchangelUA1-O1131985-87, 1990 
EO1AOKFranz Josef LandHeyss IUA1-O1131985 
EO1AOSEU RussiaSeverodvinskUA1-O1131985-87 
EO1AQWEU RussiaVologdaUA1-Q1201985-1990 
EO1ATNEU RussiaNovgorodUA1-T1441989-1990 
EO1AWLEU RussiaVelikie LukiUA1-W1491985-1988, 1990 
EO1AWPEU RussiaPskovUA1-W1491985, 1987 
EO1AZKEU RussiaMurmanskUA1-Z1431985 
EO1AZMEU RussiaMurmanskUA1-Z1431985, 1987-1992QRV 1992
EO1VCLEU RussiaLugaUA1-C1361985, 1990The letter "V" as the first letter of the prefix, which indicates the republic, is interesting. UV, as well as UA, calls existed for some oblasts in RSFSR at the time.
EO2CSMBelarusMogilevUC-S0101985-86, 1990 
EO2PPPLithuaniaVilniusUP-P0381988UP2-B & UP2-P have the same oblast number. Possibly QRV 1987 also.
EO3ADNEU RussiaMoscow oblastUA3-D1421985 
EO3ADSEU RussiaSerpukhovUA3-D1421985, 1990-91 
EO3ADWEU RussiaVolokolamskUA3-D1421985 
EO3AEOEU RussiaNear OrelUA3-E1471985, 1990 
EO3AIREU RussiaRzhewUA3-I1261985-86, 1988, 1990 
EO3ALEEU RussiaSmolenskUA3-L1551985-90 
EO3ALSEU RussiaSmolenskUA3-L1551985, 1990, 1992 
EO3AMYEU RussiaYaroslavlUA3-M1681990-1992 
EO3AQWEU RussiaVoronezhUA3-Q1211985, 1987, 1989-1992 
EO3ATDEU RussiaDzerzhinskUA3-T1221985, 1987, 1990 
EO3AVAEU RussiaVladimirUA3-V1191991-92 
EO3AVKEU RussiaKovrovUA3-V1191985-90 
EO3AWKEU RussiaKurskUA3-W1351985-86, 1987-91 
EO3AYBEU RussiaBryanskUA3-Y1181985-88
EO3AYDEU RussiaDjatcowoUA3-Y1181985, 1987-88, 1990-91 
EO3AZBEU RussiaBielgorodUA3-Z1171985, 1987-88, 1990-91 
EO4AESEU RussiaStalingradUA4-A1561985-87, 1989-92According to the rules, this callsign should be oblast UA4-E (which does not exist!). QRV 1992.
EO4AHKEU RussiaKuibyshevUA4-H1331985-1990, 1992QRV 1992
EO4AOKFranz Josef LandHeyss IUA1-O1131985-86According to the rules, this callsign should be oblast UA4-O (which does not exist!)
EO4APKEU RussiaKazanUA4-P0941985, 1987, 1990, 1992QRV 1992
EO5BCKUkraineKorsunUB-C0801985, 1987-88, 1990 
EO5BEDUkraineDniepropetrovskUB-E0601985-1987, 1990-91 
EO5BEPUkraineDniepropetrovskUB-E0601985, 1990, 1992 
EO5BIMUkraineDonetskUB-I0731985-1988, 1990-91 
EO5BIVUkraineDonetskUB-I0731985, 1988, 1990 
EO5BLHUkraineKharkovUB-L0771985, 1988-91 
MoldovaTirasopolUO-O038 1987, 1990  
EO6AASEU RussiaKrasnodarUA6-A1011985-86, 1990-91 
EO6AHGEU RussiaGeorgievskUA6-H1081985, 1990 
EO6AHKEU RussiaStavropolUA6-H1081985-86 
EO6AHPEU RussiaStavropolUA6-H1081985, 90 
EO6AHSEU RussiaStavropolUA6-H1081985, 90 
EO6ALREU RussiaRostovUA6-L1501985, 90 
EO6GGLArmenia Leninakan? UG-G004 1985, 1986 QTH confirmation required
EO9AAAAS RussiaChelyabinskUA9-A1651985 
EO9AAMAS RussiaMagnitogorskUA9-A1651985, 1990 
EO9AAZAS RussiaChelyabinskUA9-A1651985-86 
EO9ACIAS RussiaIrbitUA9-C1541986-88, 1990 
EO9ACPAS RussiaSverdlovskUA9-C1541985-86 
EO9ACSAS RussiaSverdlovskUA9-C1541985-90 
EO9AFFEU RussiaPermUA9-F1401985On 2011-12-01, UA9F became EU Russia rather than AS Russia, for all dates.
EO9AHTAS RussiaTomskUA9-H1581985 
EO9AMOAS RussiaOmskUA9-M1461990 
EO9AONAS RussiaNovosibirskUA9-O1451985, 1987, 1989 
EO9AQKAS RussiaKurganUA9-Q1341985, 1990 
EO9AUNAS RussiaNovokuznetskUA9-U1301985, 1987 
EO9AYBAS RussiaBarnaulUA9-Y0991985 
EO9VAMAS RussiaMiassUA9-A1651985-86 

EZ0ALW AS Russia VladivostokUA0-L 107 1990 This may not have been a Victory station, but follows the same callsign rules.

Related articles

USSR callsign changes - May, 1984

Wikipedia Hero City


Constantin M. Semyonov, UA1AKE (Some QTH info).

RSGB DX News Sheet #1151, dated 1985-01-22

The DXNS U.S.S.R. OBLAST GUIDE, dated circa 1990, published by Geoff Watts, BRS-3129.