The diploma is dedicated to establishment of a famous Nizhny Novgorod Radio Laboratory (NNRL) on December 2, 1918.
Excerpt from Regulations on Radio Laboratory and workshop of the People's Commissariat of the Post and Telegraph:
1. "... Foundation of Radio Laboratory and workshop of the People's Commissariat of the Post and Telegraph is the first step to establishing a State Social Radio Engineering Institute in Russia, whose ultimate aim as an organizing center is to join:
a) all scientific and technical resources of Russia, working in the radio field;
b) all radio engineering educational institutions of Russia;
c) the entire radio industry of Russia.
Radio Laboratory and workshop should comprise the active human resources involved in radio and technical science, technology, industry and operation and to provide opportunities for free research and experimentation... "
The Kremlin, Moscow,
December 2, 1918
Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin).
On May 27, 1924, NNRL active members created the Charter of Nizhny Novgorod Radio Amateur Society, which was officially registered on June 26, 1924.
The diploma is awarded for QSO contacts (observations) of any radio signal in HF and VHF ranges with radio amateurs from Nizhny Novgorod and Nizhny Novgorod region. You need to score at least 1,918 points. Each QSO (observation) gives 50 points for HF and 300 points for VHF. The points are doubled on special days. All points are summed up. Repeats in different bands with different type of radio signals are allowed. QSO contacts are counted 01.01.2010.
Use of station R73ASP (Radio 73 Alexander Stepanovich Popov) adds 300 points to Nizhny Novgorod Radio Laboratory diploma.
Use of station R95NRL (Radio 95 Nizhny Novgorod Radio Laboratory) adds 500 points to Nizhny Novgorod Radio Laboratory diploma.