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U5ARTEK — it was the call sign of the Children’s club station of the International Young Pioneer Camp «ARTEK». Since March 16, 1962.



About «ARTEK»

ARTEK was an The International Young Pioneer camp in the Soviet Union. It was established on June 16, 1925 near the Black Sea in the town of Gurzuf located on the Crimean peninsula, near Bear (Medved) Mountain, Ukraine. In 1969 it had an area of 3.2 km². Unlike most of the young pioneer camps, Artek was a year-round camp, thanks to the climate. Destination of Artek was considered to be an honorable award for Soviet children as well as international.


QSl gallary



  • The first cheif and organizer of the club station U5ARTEK — Boris Gavrenko, UB5SY (now N3SY)
  • The acting cheif of the club station U5ARTEK — Pavel Ovsyannikov, UU7JR (ex UU9JA)



U5ARTEK /A — 50 Years of the First Human Space Mission

QRV: April 6-20, 2011


The first World’s cosmonaut

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.

Yuri Gagarin visits club’s radio station U5ARTEK and operates as U5ARTEK/KEDR (“KEDR” was his call sign in the Space).



UU7JR (chief of the station), UT7UT (trustee), UR4UDI, UT2UB, UT5UN, UT5UO, UT7UJ, UT7UV, UX7UA, UX7UN, UY2UA and children’s club station UT4UWC.



  • Activity organizer and QSL manager of the club station U5ARTEK/A — Boris Samartsev, UT7UT
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