Swiss Special Event Station - HE200GE

Special event station HE200GE will be on the air during 2015 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Republic of Geneva joining the Swiss Confederation

The beginnings of modern Switzerland - Helvetia, the Swiss Confederation - go back to the year 1291, when the three German language Alpine forest areas, or 'Urkantone', of Schwyz, Uri and Unterwalden signed the Federal Charter ('Bundesbrief'), a pact of eternal alliance and mutual self-defence. Over the centuries more and more German, French, Italian and Romansh speaking cantons allied themselves to the original three, and today the Swiss Confederation counts 26 multilingual cantons.

Among the last to become Swiss was the Republic of Geneva on 19 May 1815.  On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of this historic event USKA's Geneva section (HB9G) will be active on all amateur bands throughout 2015 with the special callsign HE200GE. Contacts will, of course, be valid for the Diplôme de Genève (QSL via HB9AOF).

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