The Danube PSK Award Series (DANA) was devised by the European PSK Club (EPC) on 5th June 2008. This was to sponsor a series of PSK awards for contacts with EPC members from various Danubian EU Areas. The Danube is the longest river in the European Union and Europe's second longest river after the Volga. The river originates in the Black Forest in Germany as the much smaller Brigach and Breg rivers which join at the German town Donaueschingen, after which it is known as the Danube and flows eastwards for a distance of some 2850 km, passing through four Central and Eastern European capitals, before emptying into the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine. Known to history as one of the long-standing frontiers of the Roman Empire, the river flows through - or forms a part of the borders of - ten countries: Germany (DL), Austria (OE), Slovakia (OM), Hungary (HA), Croatia (9A), Serbia (YU), Romania (YO), Bulgaria (LZ), Moldova (ER), and Ukraine (UR).

Danubian EU Areas List
(Updated 06.10.2009)

9A Osijek-Baranja County (Osječko-Baranjska županija) CR10
9A Vukovar-Syrmia County (Vukovarsko-Srijemska županija) CR18
DL Region of Freiburg GM12
DL Region of Lower Bavaria (Niederbayern) GM27
DL Region of Upper Bavaria (Oberbayern) GM28
DL Region of Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz) GM30
DL Region of Swabia (Schwaben) GM34
DL Region of Tübingen GM38
ER5 Territory of the Former Cahul County (1998-2003) MD02
HA1 Győr City HG01
HA1 Győr-Moson-Sopron County HG02
HA2 Komárom-Esztergom County HG09
HA3 Baranya County HG13
HA3 Tolna County HG17
HA4 Dunaújváros City HG18
HA4 Fejér County HG19
HA5 Budapest City HG21
HA7 Pest County HG26
HA8 Bács-Kiskun County HG28
LZ2 Province of Montana BU18
LZ2 Province of Pleven BU19
LZ2 Province of Rousse BU21
LZ2 Province of Silistra BU23
LZ2 Province of Veliko Tarnovo BU26
LZ2 Province of Vidin BU27
LZ2 Province of Vratsa BU28
OE1 City of Vienna (Wien) AU01
OE3 Federal State of Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) AU03
OE5 Federal State of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) AU05
OM1 Bratislava Region (Bratislavský Kraj) SK01
OM2 Trnava Region (Trnavský Kraj) SK02
OM5 Nitra Region (Nitriansky Kraj) SK04
UR5F Region of Odessa UR06
YO2 Caraș-Severin County RO02
YO4 Brăila County RO07
YO4 Constanța County RO08
YO4 Galați County RO09
YO4 Tulcea County RO10
YO7 Dolj County RO25
YO7 Mehedinți County RO27
YO7 Olt County RO28
YO9 Călărași County RO37
YO9 Giurgiu County RO39
YO9 Ialomița County RO40
YO9 Teleorman County RO42
YU City of Belgrade SE01
YU Braničevo District SE03
YU Podunavlje District SE11
YU Šumadija District SE15
YU7 South Bačka District (Južnobački Okrug) VO01
YU7 South Banat District (Južnobanatski Okrug) VO02
YU7 Srem District VO06
YU7 West Bačka District (Zapadnobački Okrug) VO07

DANA Bronze, DANA Silver, DANA Gold, DANA Platinum, and DANA Diamond Awards may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur, club station or DMS/SWL eligible under the EPC Awards General Rules who can produce evidence of having contacted/monitored EPC members from 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 Danubian EU Areas respectively at the time of application on BPSK31, BPSK63, BPSK125, QPSK31, QPSK63, and/or QPSK125 modes. Credit will be given for contacts made on any of the amateur bands below 30 MHz. Each EU Area counts only once. Contacts are valid on or after 10th June 2006.

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