10th Anniversary of the Lithuanian Hill Forts Program

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1 June to 31 July 2015


A hill fort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. They are typically European and of the Bronze and Iron Ages. Some were used in the post-Roman period. The fortification usually follows the contours of a hill, consisting of one or more lines of earthworks, with stockades or defensive walls, and external ditches. Hill forts were in use in many Celtic areas of central and western Europe until the Roman conquest. Tks WIKIPEDIA

Hillforts are the best known and the most beautiful archaeological monuments in Lithuania. They are the remnants of primitive forts Their total number approaches one thousand. Lithuania has more hillforts, to which this atlas is devoted, than our neighbouring countries. An authoritative reference with locations and images is found at: http://www.piliakalniai.lt/index_en.php.  This year Lithuania celebrates 10-th anniversary of Lithuanian Hill-Forts award’s program. During the months of June-July, 2015, activity from Lithuanian hill-forts is planned under the special call LY10LHFA, also under amateur stations using their regular call-signs.

In order to obtain this award it is necessary to establish two-way contacts with stations operating at 10 different Lithuanian hill-forts. All QSOs between June 1 and July 30, 2015 are valid in any amateur bands, any mode (CW, SSB, FM or DIGI).
E-mail applications should be sent to: vdurk.award@gmail.com until August 30, 2015.
The award will be issued and sent in .JPG or .PDF format upon request.

Look for announcements of planned activities at: http://www.qrz.lt/lhfa/index.php/en/

The LY10LHFA QSL manager and LHFA program manager – LY2KM

Internet: http://www.qrz.lt/lhfa/index.php/en/

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