For immediate release:
The special call sign VB18FIFA will be on the air from June 1 to July 15 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Members of the Maritime Contest Club (MCC) will represent Canada and Radio Amateurs of Canada at the request of the Russian Amateur Radio Union (SRR), the national organization of Radio Amateurs in Russia.
The SRR has partnered with Amateur organizations in 60 countries to organize special event stations.
QSLs will be via Logbook of The World (LotW) only, and the award for working FIFA stations is available from the SRR online at: https:\\fwc18.hamlogs.net. Please see the VB18FIFA page on QRZ for more details.
“The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is Germany, which won its fourth title at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.” (Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup)
For more information visit the FIFA World Cup website at: https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html