The Baltic Sea PSK Award Series (BSA) 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 EU Areas of the Baltic Sea Region. The Baltic Sea is a brackish inland sea located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. It is bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of Europe, and the Danish islands. Countries that border on the sea: Denmark (OZ), Estonia (ES), Finland (OH), Germany (DL), Latvia (YL), Lithuania (LY), Poland (SP), Russia (UA2), and Sweden (SM).

BSA Bronze, BSA Silver, BSA Gold, BSA Platinum, and BSA Diamond Awards may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur, club station or DMS/SWL eligible under EPC Awards General Rules who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of having contacted/monitored EPC members from 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 EU Areas of the Baltic Sea Region 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.

EU Areas of the Baltic Sea Region List
(Updated 05.09.2009)

Germany

DL Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) GM24
DL Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein GM33

Estonia

ES1 City of Tallinn ES01
ES2 Harju County ES02
ES3 Lääne County ES04
ES4 Ida-Viru County ES06
ES4 Lääne-Viru County ES07
ES8 Pärnu County ES14
ESØ Hiiu County ES15
ESØ Saare County ES16

Lithuania

LY Klaipėda County LT03

Finland

OH Region of Eastern Uusimaa (Itä-Uusimaa or Östra Nyland) FL05
OH Region of Central Ostrobothnia (Keski-Pohjanmaa or Mellersta Österbotten) FL07
OH Region of Kymenlaakso (Kymmenedalen) FL09
OH Region of Lapland (Lappi or Lappland) FL10
OH Region of Northern Ostrobothnia (Pohjois-Pohjanmaa or Norra Österbotten) FL14
OH Region of Satakunta (Satakunda) FL16
OH Region of Uusimaa (Nyland) FL17
OH Region of Ostrobothnia (Pohjanmaa or Österbotten) FL18
OH Region of Finland Proper (Varsinais-Suomi or Egentliga Finland) FL19
OHØ Åland Islands (Ahvenanmaa) FL20
OJØ Märket Reef FL21

Denmark

OZ Territory of the Former Aarhus County DM01
OZ Bornholm Island DM02
OZ Territory of the Former Frederiksborg County DM04
OZ Territory of the Former Funen (Fyns) County DM05
OZ Copenhagen (København) City DM06
OZ Territory of the Former Copenhagen (Københavns) County DM07
OZ Territory of the Former North Jutland (Nordjyllands) County DM08
OZ Territory of the Former Roskilde County DM11
OZ Territory of the Former South Jutland (Sønderjyllands) County DM12
OZ Territory of the Former Storstrøm County DM13
OZ Territory of the Former Vejle County DM14
OZ Territory of the Former West Zealand (Vestsjællands) County DM15

Sweden

SM1 Gotland County SW01
SM2 Norrbotten County SW02
SM2 Västerbotten County SW03
SM3 Gävleborg County SW04
SM3 Västernorrland County SW06
SM5 Östergötland County SW10
SM5 Södermanland County SW11
SM5 Uppsala County SW12
SM6 Halland County SW14
SM6 Västra Götaland County SW15
SM7 Blekinge County SW16
SM7 Kalmar County SW18
SM7 Skåne County SW20
SMØ Stockholm County SW21

Poland

SP1 West Pomeranian Voivodeship (Województwo Zachodniopomorskie) PL01
SP2 Pomeranian Voivodeship (Województwo Pomorskie) PL03
SP4 Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (Województwo Warmińsko-Mazurskie) PL07

Russia

R1MV Maly Vysotsky Island RI01
UA1A Kotlin Island RI02
UA1C Gulf of Finland Islands (Gogland, Moshchny, Rodsher, Seskar, etc.) RI03
UA1A Saint Petersburg City ER01
UA1C Region of Leningrad (Leningradskaya Oblast) ER02
UA2F Region of Kaliningrad (Kaliningradskaya Oblast) ER10

Latvia

YL Jūrmala City LV13
YL Liepāja City LV16
YL Territory of the Former Liepāja District LV17
YL Territory of the Former Limbaži District LV18
YL Territory of the Former Riga District LV26
YL Territory of the Former Talsi District LV28
YL Territory of the Former Tukuma District LV29
YL Ventspils City LV32
YL Territory of the Former Ventspils District LV33

BSA Bronze, BSA Silver, BSA Gold, BSA Platinum, and BSA Diamond Awards may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur, club station or DMS/SWL eligible under EPC Awards General Rules who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of having contacted/monitored EPC members from 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 EU Areas of the Baltic Sea Region 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.