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Radio Amateur Association of Western Peloponnese

26333 Patras
Greece

EU
greece
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Call data

Managed by:SV3GKU
Last update:2021-02-22 09:48:41
QTH:Patras
Continent:EU
Views:276
Main prefix:SV
Class:A
Latitude:38.5000000
Longitude:21.0000000
Locator:KM08
DXCC Zone:236
ITU Zone:28
CQ Zone:20
Website:www.ocean.upatras.gr/sz18…

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2021-01-21 22:37:06
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

The Greek Revolution of 1821

We celebrate the 200th anniversary of Hellenic War of Independence

"To the memory of the Greek Heroes " “ Georgios Karaiskakis ”

Special Event Callsign 01-31 March 2021

QSL: Only via LoTW, E-QSL, QRZ.com

SZ21GK -----> Online Log http://www.hamlog.eu/Log_list_*SZ21GK

Webpage ----> http://www.ocean.upatras.gr/sz1821r

Download Award Online ---> https://sv2rck.gr/ERDYP_1821/

Other callsigns for the same event: SZ1821R SZ21LB SZ21AD SZ21PF SZ2TK

Operators : SV3BSF SV2JAO SV2LZX SV3SPC SV3SPD SV2SDJ(YL) SV2HYB SV8GGI SV0LU SV3GKU SV3QUB SV3SKM SV3SFK SV3IEG SV3GKX SV3SFJ SV3SFH SV3RJT SV3ORU SV3QUY SV2RPU(YL) SV3CGZ SV1SLN SV3CYL SV3ALB SV3IBP SV3EXP SV3IBQ .............................


The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution referred to by Greeks in the 19th century was a successful war of independence waged by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire between 1821 and 1830. The Greeks were later assisted by Great Britain, France and Russia, while the Ottomans were aided by their North African vassals, particularly the eyelet of Egypt. The war led to the formation of modern Greece. The revolution is celebrated by Greeks around the world as Independence Day on 25 March.

Hero : Georgios Karaiskakis

Georgios Karaiskakis born Georgios Karaiskos ( 1782 – April 23, 1827), was a famous Greek military commander and a leader of the Greek War of Independence.

In July 1821 he took part with the Greek rebels in the Battle of Komboti against Pliasa Ismail Pasha, but he soon left to pursue his long-held ambition of seizing the armatolik of Agrafa, then held by the family of Ioannis Boukouvalas. Karaiskakis gathered supporters from Valtos and other areas, and was joined by Yannakis Rangos. In this way, he was able to take over Agrafa and was recognized as holder of the armatolik not only by the local captains, but also by the Ottoman authorities, who were too busy with suppressing the Greek uprising in the Morea (Peloponnese).

Despite his recognition by the Ottomans, he attacked the Ottoman army retreating from the failed First Siege of Missolonghi in early 1823, defeating a 3,000-strong detachment that tried to cross the Agrafa area at the pass of Agios Vlasios. When Mustafa Pasha Bushatli, the Pasha of Scutari, arrived at Larissa in 1823, he ordered Karaiskakis to come before him and reaffirm his loyalty in person, rather than through a representative as was usual. Instead, Karaiskakis although heavily ill, left Agrafa with about 300 men and made for Prousos Monastery. There he stayed to recuperate, while his men joined Markos Botsaris' Souliotes, and eventually fought with them in the Battle of Karpenisi. As his health did not improve, Karaiskakis left for Ithaca, then ruled by the British, to consult physicians there. In his absence, Yannakis Rangos declared himself as leader of Karaiskakis' men.

Karaiskakis's reputation grew during the middle and latter stages of the war. He helped to lift the second siege of Missolonghi in 1823, and did his best to save the town from its third siege in 1826.

That same year (1826), he was appointed commander-in-chief of the Greek revolutionary forces in Rumeli, achieving a mixed response: while failing to cooperate effectively with other leaders of the independence movement or with the foreign sympathizers fighting alongside the Greeks, he gained some military successes against the Ottomans.

His most famous victory was at Arachova, where his army together with other revolutionary leaders, crushed a force of Turkish and Albanian troops under Mustafa Bey and Kehaya Bey. Victories such as the one at Arachova were especially welcome amid the disasters that were occurring elsewhere.

In 1827, Karaiskakis participated in the failed attempt to raise the siege of Athens, and attempted to prevent the massacre of the Ottoman garrison stationed in the convent of Saint Spyridon in Piraeus.

He was killed in action on his Greek name day, 23 April 1827, after being fatally wounded by a rifle bullet during the Battle of Phaleron. According to Karaiskakis's expressed desire to be buried on the island of Salamis when he died, he was buried at the church of Saint Dimitrios on Salamis.

King Otto of Greece posthumously conferred Karaiskakis the Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer. Karaiskakis was famous among the fighters of the revolution for his tirade manner of speaking. Karaiskaki Stadium in Neo Faliro, Piraeus is named after him as he was mortally wounded in the area. (Tnx to SV3SKM)


SZ21GK Award

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All stations who reach at last 2 contacts (QSOs) in different bands can download after few days an award online here:

Download your Award ---> https://sv2rck.gr/ERDYP_1821/

Many thanks to Dimitris SV2RCK


More information and Biografy in the Web via University of Patras:

http://www.ocean.upatras.gr/sz1821r



May God bless you All

73s

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