Sunday, February 2, 2020

An Escape from the Twilight Zone

This is the very aircraft that Romeo, 3W3RR, took to freedom

И билет на самолет с серебристым крылом,
Что, взлетая, оставляет земле лишь тень.
          - Виктор Цой

Romeo's support team is happy to announce that his Jailpedition is now over.

From the York County Prison where he was held from November 2019, Romeo, 3W3RR, was escorted to the airplane jetway at JFK airport and on February 1, 2020 landed in Russia.

3W3RR/jail jailpedition log will be updated one more time and then closed.

Our gratitude goes to everyone who helped Romeo and supported him all these years.

The support team tracked his flight throughout the entire trip

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Visiting an Indian

A trip to Moshannon Valley Correctional Center 
New York, July 2018 
author: Edward Kritsky, NT2X 

William Haskell “The Prairie’s Edge”
I visited Romeo, 3W3RR, at his ‘new place’ in July 2018. He now lives at Moshannon Valley Correctional Center (MVCC), which is closer to New York than all the other places he had been to. I haven’t seen him for a number of years, and since 2015 he hadn’t had a single visitor. My trip from New York took about 5 hours, driving West on I-80.

His facility is located at a small town of Philipsburg, PA. His postal address 555 Geo Drive, Philipsburg doesn’t match a real one, which is 239 Graham Station Rd. This street is marked with a large white and blue sign ‘Moshannon Valley Correctional Center’.

As one drives up the hill, one sees a large area with manicured lawns and high fences, topped with razor wire. Beyond the fences – large cream-colored building that look like warehouses. All this is surrounded by tall forest trees, from all sides.
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Monday, September 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019


jail-QSO #1066

Ashgabad, Turkmenistan
op. Vitaly Dotsenko

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Photo: ZhiznOnline

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Madagascar 5R8UM

jail-QSO #952

op. Paul Glazunov, UU0JR/RC7K & Alex Malyava, K2BB

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Monday, November 19, 2018


jail-QSO # 916 

EP6RRC DXpedition 17-23 November, 2018, Shif island, AS-189, IRAN 

Vasily, R7AL; Vasily, RA1ZZ; Vlad, RK8A; Sergey, RW5DAl, RZ3K; Igor, UA3EDQAvinir, UA1ZZMohammad, EP2LMA; Ali, EP2AK.


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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Prison transit 2018: South Carolina > Pennsylvania

author: Lea 

Photo: Arizona Prison Watch
     After being for two years in FCI Williamsburg prison, South Carolina, Romeo was transferred to Moshannon Valley Correctional Center, Pennsylvania.

     It took two months for the transfer to complete — from early March until end of April, 2018. The transfer included bus and airplane (ConAir) transport passing through South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with prolonged stay at United States Penitentiary Atlanta, Federal Transfer Center Oklahoma-city, and Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn.

     Detailed stories about the stages of the transfer written in Russian language you may find at Зазеркалья:

     You can use Google Translate to read these stories in the language you prefer.

The map by Ed Kritsky
     You may contact Romeo directly at email address, but before you do, please read about the peculiarities of communication between someone incarcerated in American prison and the outside world.

     Alternatively, you may address your questions to the support crew at, or you can write by regular mail directly to Romeo's current prison address:
Roman Vega
555 Geo Drive,
Philipsburg, PA 16866,

     There are different incoming mail policies in the different prisons, but generally a prisoner is only permitted to receive letters, postcards, photos and print-outs. QSL's are considered postcards and generally make it trough.

     There is a chance to establish "Jail-QSO" and get your 3W3RR/JAIL QSL-card while Romeo is still in prison: take a look at "Jail QSL" section.

Moshannon Valley Correctional Center. Photo: GEO
     You may address any questions to Romeo's support crew at
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Sunday, March 4, 2018

RA3AUU DXpeditions

jail-QSO # 774 

Igor Booklan RA3AUU/0, PP5AA, S79UU, 3D2UU, 5B4AHS, P33W, V63UA, KH2/K3UY

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018


jail-QSO # 669 

World Meteorological Organization, United Nations (WMO
Vienne International Centre, Vienne, Austria
World Meteorological Organization quarters, Geneva, Switzerland. Photo:

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