SPECIAL CALLS AND EVENTS Up date 17 April 2015
Onderaan de lijst staan de speciale calls geldig tot 31 december 2015 en later
01/05/2014: DARC's chapter in Chemnitz-Sued (S54) has supported their local SOS Children's Village for more than 5 years now with donations and other charity activities. The club now reissues their SOS Children's Village Award under the new name KIDS Award to raise awareness of their activities. To that end they also run the special event call DM20KIDS (1 May 2014 - 30 April 2015), counting 10 points towards the award. QSLs will be sent automatically via the bureau and eQSL. http://dm2kl.de/index.html http://www.sos-kinderdoerfer.de/unsere-arbeit/wo-wir-helfen
01/05/2014: DM100CTK is a special callsign for 100 years Carl-Thiem-clinical-center Cottbus 1914 - 2014 from 2014 May 1 to 2015 April 30. QSL via bureau: DM100CTK. QSL via direct: DF1XC
01/06/2015: GB8MC is to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the granting of Magna Carta (Great Charter) on15 June 1215. It was on this date that The King of England (King John) and rebel barons finally agreed its contents and so it was sealed and issued at Runnymede on this date. There had been much discussion prior to it being issued and afterwards. GB8MC will be active from 01 until 28 June 2015 inclusive with main day of operation being Monday 15 June 2015. Magna Carta was the basis of English Law with much of its content being used in the writing of US Constitution. Further interesting information is available on the internet but I would suggest this web site is of interest. I must add that I have no connection with it. http://magnacarta800th.com/ GB8MC will be operated by M0OIC from his home location. GB8MC operation will be on bands 80 to 10m plus 6m, 4m and 2m subject to conditions with modes of operation being: Phone, CW, RTTY, PSK31/63/125 plus JT65/JT9 where possible. Maximum power out will be 100 watts for phone, CW and RTTY. Digital modes, depending on mode, between 10 and 30 watts. For RSARS members, this callsign does have an affiliated number which will be given when worked. It is hoped that GB8MC will be available on all SSB, RTTY, CW and PSK nets. This will exclude Tuesday afternoon nets as M0OIC will be running that net using his own call. This QRZ.COM page is a work in progress but will be 100% completed by 30th May 2015. LOTW is prefered and logs will be updated at the end of each day.
01/06/2014: Special Call DQ60WAE marks the 60th anniversary of the WAE DC Contest on the air until May 2015. QSL via DF1QR, eQSL
01/07/2014: To mark
Hisaichi wa mirai e (or The Disaster Area, toward the Future) special
event station 8J7INORI
will be active on all bands and modes between 1 July
2014 and 31 March 2015. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/07/2014: Special call DR125HLK and Sonder DOK HF231 for 125 Jahre Hochseekutter "Landrath Küster" Hafen Finkenwerder from 01.07.2014 - 30.06.2015. birthday card will be created. Koordinaten: Coordinates LAT: 53° 32.34'N, LON: 9° 51.5' E, Locator: JO43WN. QSL via Bureau. We hope you enjoy working us. A special QSL card will be created(with this picture) after this nice event. vy 73 de Thorsten Emme,DO7TED(OVV Finkenwerder E37), Andreas Spilker, DL1XAS(responsible for DR125HLK) und natürlich die Operator. Der Link zur Homepage von Finkenwerder mit weiteren Informationen: http://darc-finkenwerder.de und zum Hochseekutter: http://www.hf231.de
01/07/2014: Between July 2014 and July 2015 4U1GSC Amateur Radio Club will be using a special callsign, 4U20B, to commemorate 20th anniversary of UN Logistics Base, Brindisi. QSL via 9A2AA. In 1994, the UN Logistics Base (UNLB) was established by the United Nations to meet the logistics needs of an ever growing number of Peacekeeping Missions. Memorandum of Understanding regarding the use of base premises by the UN was signed with the Government of Italy on 23 November 1994. From a depot of materiel in transit to the field missions to a broad service capability of the Organization, which is a lifeline for the success of our operations worldwide, UN Logistics Base has transformed into the UN Global Service Center, which continues to provide the port of departure, safe haven and gateway to the world.
20/09/2014: Special calls YO555BU, YP555BU, YQ555BU, and YR555BU all celebrate the 555th anniversary of Bucarest until 20 Sept. 2015. There is also an award available.
14/10/2014: DL0WRTC will be active until 13 October 2015, drawing attention to the WRTC 2018 event in Germany. QSL via DF1QR (d/B), LoTW, eQSL. http://www.wrtc2018.de/
01/11/2014: Special call DC0LGST and Special DOK: LGS15 for the Landesgartenschau Thüringen 2015. Operation period: Nov 01 2014 until Oct 31 2015. Bands: all between 160m - 23cm. Modes: CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, PSK, JT65 (HF+EME)
01/11/2013: Look for special event station II8IDXC (suffix
"International DX Convention") to be active between November 2013 and May 2015. Activity is to publicize the 10th anniversary of "International DX Convention" that will be held in Paestum, Italy, in April 2015.
Operations will be on the HF bands and
04/11/2014: Special station 8J3EQ to celebrates 20th Anniversary of Hanshin Awaji Great Earthquake and 55th Anniversary of JARL Kobe Club . QRV until 16 July 2015.
01/12/2014: Special station 8N100ICT will
be active on all bands and modes between 1st December
2014 and 30th November 2015 to celebrate 2
events - 1) The 100th Anniversary of Hiraiso Solar Terrestrial Research Center.
2) The 75th Anniversary of JJY, a standard time and frequency signals station.
(Both operated by NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology). QSL via Bureau is preferred way. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/01/2015: The Special Call sign ZS90SARL allocated for the 90th anniversary of the founding of the South African Radio League (SARL). The SARL was founded by Raymond Coombs in May 1925. It will be on the air from the 1st January 2015 and run until the 19th April 2015.
01/01/2015: The following stations will celebrate the 85th anniversary of PZK, the Polish national club between Jan. 1 and April 30: 3Z85PZK, HF85PZK, SN85PZK, SP85PZK, SQ85PZK, and SO85PZK. Polish amateurs also join the IARU celebrations with the call 3Z90IARU, HF90IARU, SN90IARU, SP90IARU, SQ90IARU, and SO90IARU. A special award will also be available. OQRS is possible from the 1st of January onwards. http://85.pzk.org.pl/index.php
01/01/2015: The special calls TC100GS-TC100GP-TC100KT-TC100VKZL-TC100A-TC100TC-TC100A-TC100B-TC100E-TC100K-TC100GLB to commemorates the Battle of Gallipoli 100 years ago. QRV until April 30 on HF Bands: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20,18,12 or 10 meters on SSB, RTTY, and PSK. QSL via TA1CM (d/B).
01/01/2015: The year 2015 is a major milestone in the history of the International Telecommunication Union. On 17 May 2015 the world will be celebrating 150 years since the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). TCSWAT celebrates this milestone with the special callsign TC150ITU between January 1- 31 and May 1-30, 2015. Activity will be on all HF bands and the logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eqsl. You do not need to send a qsl card back unless otherwise it is noted on your qsl card.
01/01/2015: A special event station signing LZ112RF will be activated by a group of members of the Thracian Rose Club on all bands and modes between 01.01 and 31.07. 2015 to commemorate annual edition of the Rose Festival . QSL Manager: LZ1YE ( direct or via bureau ) NO e-QSL ! Direct requests should include SAE plus sufficient postage ( 1IRC or 2 $ ). Possible direct request by e-mail and postage payment via PayPal ( 2.5 $ - because the tax ). In this case NO need to send any letters ! For more information please feel free to e-mail me.
01/01/2015: Special call SN40KRF for 40 years of Polish Amateur Radio Club Station in Barlinek from 01.01.2015 - 30.06.2015.
13/01/2015: Special callsigns UE2AT (QSL via R1BAL), UE2BF (QSL via RA2FDX), UE2GC (QSL via RA2FU), UE2IT (QSL via UA2FR), UE2MW (QSL via UC2K) and UE2SK (QSL via UF2F) will be active from Kaliningrad until 25 April to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the East Prussian Offensive and the Battle of Konigsberg during World War II. [TNX The Daily DX]
01/02/2015: The following operators from Liepaja celebrate their town's 390th anniversary with the prefix YL390: YL390BF - OP Janis/YL3BF, YL390GAZ - OP Andy/YL3GAZ, YL390GQG - OP Andris/YL2GQG, YL390IV - OP Oskars/YL2IV, YL390QS - OP Aleksejs/YL2QS, YL390UI - OP Egils/YL2UI. Some radio amateurs stations will be active from february till july 2015. QSL via homecalls.
22/02/2015: Special call VI110ROTARY celebrating the 110th Anniversary of Rotary International. The service organisation Rotary International on air from throughout Australia, to marks the first Rotary Club meeting that saw a group of local professionals meet in Chicago Illinois in February 1905. See also Rotary birthday 'CQ Polio' and OU0POLIO Denmark listed on this events page. Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015 to Sunday, May 31, 2015.
01/03/2015: On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of IARU, Swedish radio amateurs will be QRV with a special event calls SB90IARU - SI90IARU - SC90IARU - SJ90IARU - SD90IARU - SE90IARU - SF90IARU - 7S90IARU on-air March 1 to August 31 2015
01/03/2015: Information on special event station 8N3HC commemorating the grand re-opening of “World Cultural Heritage Himeji Castle” Background: World Cultural Heritage “Himeji Castle” has undergone the large scale repair works for more than 4 years to preserve it for longer time. It will be re-opened for public access on March 27, 2015. The Himeji Amateur Radio Club will establish a special event station to announce the grand re-opening of World Cultural Heritage “Himeji Castle” through amateur radio to fellow amateurs in the world. Operational Information of 8N3HC: Operation period: March 1st through May 31st, 2015. Call Sign: 8N3HC or 8N3HC/3. Bands/Modes: 160 m to 70 cm bands, CW/Phone/Digital. QSL: sent via bureau for all QSOs. 3.Contest Operation 8N3HC will be active in CQ WPX contests (SSB/CW) on 28th and 29th March (SSB) and 30th and 31st May (CW), 2015.
01/03/2015: Members of the Barivm DX Team commemorate the first wireless transmission across the Adriatic with the call IY7M until August 31. QSL via IZ7XNB. http://barivmdxteam.jimdo.com/ . The city of Bari was chosen by Guglielmo MARCONI, as an ideal port of progress, for the experimental transmission, of the first wireless telegraph signals, between two tiny transmitters, installed, near the lighthouse, of San Cataldo and, in the nearby Montenegro. On August 3rd, 1904, at pier San Cataldo in Bari, near the lighthouse, where it was installed two wooden pylons, 50 meters high and 50 meters distant from each other, was inaugurated, the first telegraphic connection, over the air, for commercial purposes, with the city of Antivari (Bar) in Montenegro, on the opposite Adriatic coast. It represents the first link, operating under the State control. The wireless station, then, enters into regular service, on September 1st, 1904, managed by the "Marconi" Company.
01/03/2015: From 1st Mar. 2015 to 31 May 2015 the special event callsign 8J1H will celebrate Hachioji's (AS-007, WLOTA 2376) transformation to a "core city". Hachioji City will be the first such city in Tokyo prefecture. QSL via bureau.
14/03/2015: YP10EURAO marks the 10th anniversary of EURAO until September 30. QSL via YO9KYO.
14/03/2015: The 221th birthday of General Joseph Bem will be celebrated on the air till May 17, 2015 with the special callsigns HF0BEM and SN0BEM on HF. A special award is available. QSL for HF0BEM via SP9PTA (B), SN0BEM via SP5KVW (B), eQSL.
28/03/2015: The year 2015 is a major milestone in the history of the International Telecommunication Union. On 17 May 2015 the world will be celebrating 150 years since the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). - www.itu.int . PQ150ITU, PV150ITU, PW150ITU, PX150ITU, ZV150ITU and ZW150ITU are Brazilian special calls to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union - ITU, founded in May 17, 1865. Valid for use in the period March 28 to April 26, 2015.
31/03/2015: On May 7, 1895 a Russian physicist and electrical engineer Alexander Popov presented a device that received signals from the Hertz spark vibrator at a meeting of the Russian Physical and Chemical Society in St. Petersburg. This experiment demonstrated the possibility of transmitting messages over a distance without wires. In Russia and some other countries, May 7 is celebrated as the "Day of Radio". In connection with the 120th anniversary of this event the SRR (Soyuz Radiolyubitelei Rossii) organizes and conducts the Activity Days "120 Years of Radio." from 21.00UTC UTC March, 31 and will be over at 20.59 UTC April, 30, 2015. The special calls are: R1895R, R2015R and R120RA to R120RZ
01/04/2015: The members of the VRA clubstation ON6KNH in Knokke -Heist will be operating with the special callsign ON1418KNH during the month april 2015. ON1418KNH will be on the air to commemorate the First World War. We are qrv on all bands and all modes. Any questions, feel free to contact us. We are located in Knokke-Heist on the Northsea coast. loc: JO 11 PH - EPC nr: 24005. We prefer to handle the QSL via the VRA qsl buro.
01/04/2015: Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union, special callsigns EG90IARU (from club stations located on the Iberian Peninsula) and EH90IARU (for club stations operating from the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands and Ceuta y Melilla) will be in use on 1-30 April. During the same time frame, individual operators are authorized to use special prefixes followed by their usual call area number + 90: EA stations can use AM (e.g. EA4AAA = AM490AAA), EB stations can use AN (e.g. EB8AAA = AN890AAA) and EC stations can use AO (e.g. EC9AAA = AO990AAA). [TNX URE]
01/04/2015: Special callsign R120RR dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the invention of radio, A.S. Popov, in the period from 1 April 2015 to 30 April 2015.
01/04/2014: Belgian Amateur Radio Clubstation Ieper website : www.on4ipr.be . Project 100 years : Hopital CLEP WW1 in 2015. Special Call ON15CLEP for Remember 100 years WO1 in "Flanders Fields" in The Hopital CLEP. Operating from the Amateur Clubstation Ieper (Belgium). From 1th April 2015 to 30th July 2015. we will use as many bands as possible and be on as often as we can. QRV HF 80 meter SSB on 3670 kHz, QRV HF 40 meter SSB on 7070 khz, QRV VHF 2 meter FM on 145450 khz, QRV UHF 70 cm FM on 433,500 Mhz, QRV VHF 2 meter SSB on 144,270 Mhz. Special Event Location in the city Hoogstade (Alveringem). Maidenhead Locator: JO10KU. QSL information: We confirm our QSO with a special event ON 15 CLEP qsl-card. Direct to the above address including: Belgium : SAE Europe / World SAE + $2. Via Bureau : free.
01/04/2015: Special Event Call sign VC3LOH for the time period April 01, 2015 to May 30, 2015 for the event 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland in Ottawa, Ontario CANADA. The intent of VC3LOH special event call sign is to operate a special events re-enactor station before, during and after the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa, Ontario Canada as part of the 70th anniversary tribute to Canadian Veterans of WWII at the 2015 Canadian Tulip Festival. Information on the Canadian Tulip Festival can be found at: http://tulipfestival.ca/ Those interested in joining the historic military re-enactors and radio operators for this event can find more information at the following site for volunteers: http://www.veteranstribute.ca/
01/04/2015: HL60HQ is special callsign to celebrate HL0HQ KARL 60th anniversary. Operation is starting from Apr 1 to July 31 2015. Operations will be scheduled and managed by KARL DX committe (chief: HL1IWD). We very appreciated for QSO with HL60HQ and visit this page.
01/04/2015: Ronaldo, PS7AB, will activate special event station PS70FEB
between April 1-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of World War II and
to remember the importance of PEACE. The special callsign is also in honor to
all who participated in the war, especially the Brazilian Expeditionary Force -
FEB, on the battlefields in Italy. Operations will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters
and SSB. QSL via PS7AB, direct (1 USD), by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW. Each month
in 2015, Ronaldo will activate a different callsign and also send 12 ifferent
QSLs. PR70FEB is is the 3rd of 12 Special Event Station to celebrate 70
years end of World War II that we will use in 2015
01/04/2015: Special call II3FPN to celebrate the 50° anniversary of the Fair of the Radioamatore in Pordenone from 1-30 april 2015. First edition April 1 st 1966
01/04/2015: YU178SB will celebrate the 178th anniversary of Sokobanja from April 1st to July 31st. QSL via YU1KN.
01/04/2015: SX150ITU, run by the Radio Amateur Association of Greece (RAAG), celebrates ITU's 150th anniversary on the air until the end of April. QRV on HF on CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via ClubLog OQRS and LoTW.
01/04/2015: Special call SN0MD operates in the context of the 42nd Debno Marathon until April 20. QSL via SP1PNW. http://www.maratondebno.pl/
01/04/2015: Special Event Station PA70ASN to Commemorating 70 years of Liberation of Assen From 1-04-2015 Till 28-04-2015.
02/04/2015: The Federazione cantonale ticinese dei corpi pompieri (FCTCP) celebrates its 75th anniversary with the call HB75FCTCP until the end of april. QSL via HB9EFJ (d/B). http://www.pompieriticino.ch/75fondazione/
04/04/2015: For the 90e anniv of IARU some special call sign will be on the air: from Martinique: TO90IARU from April 4th to 18th.
04/04/2015: For the 90e anniv of IARU some special call sign will be on the air: from Corsica: TK90IARU from April 4th to 18th.
11/04/2015: The European Collins Collector Association (CCAE) celebrates the signing of its 200th member with the call TM200CCAE. QRV until July 7, run by operators F6FMT, F1OLP, F6AQU, F4HEF, F6CER, F4DIA, and F6HOY. The group also operates TM0CR on each Saturday. QSL via F6FMT, eQSL. http://www.ccae.tm6cca.com/
11/04/2015: The Association Mosellane des Radio Amateurs celebrates its 35th anniversary with the call TM35AMRA until April 25. QSL via F-11734 (d/B), LoTW. http://www.amra57.org/index.php
12/04/2015: Each year, around the Annual Meeting of the Union Francaise des Telegraphistes UFT, The French CW op's club, some members appear behind the special callsign TMxxUFT. This year , it's the 30th anniversary of the UFT and the special callsign TM30UFT (Tango Mike Thirty Uniform Fox-Trot Tango) , will be aired from April 12 to 26.
14/04/2015: Special Event Callsign PA2015KDD Kingsday Dordrecht 2015, to celebrate the birthday of His Royal Highness King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands ( 27 April ). The first time with festivities "new style" and Dordrecht is the first city to make the kick-off. We will be QRV from 160mtr to 70cm including 6mtr in CW, SSB, and some RTTY. with a multi operator team from the 14 April until the 12 Mai 2015. Go to http://www.pa2015kdd.nl for more info ( soon to be operational )
15/04/2015: On 4 May 1945, the German High Command signed the terms of unconditional surrender and German troops in Denmark acted accordingly. Allied power was shown when a flotilla of British naval ships comprising HMS Dido, HMS Birmingham and four Z class destroyers entered Copenhagen Harbour after protecting a number of mine sweepers that had cleared the waters of mines. At the same time, a squadron of RAF Typhoons landed at a nearby air base that had been secured by Paratroopers. Two days later another squadron of Typhoons landed. On 9 May Brigadier Lathbury landed at Copenhagen Airport to organise and oversee the surrender of German forces in Denmark. This special event station OV70VE for 70 Year Anniversary of VE Day 8 May 1945: Victory in Europe Liberation of Denmark will be active from 15 April to 15 June. QSL cards: Direct only (no bureau) with self addressed envelope and $3 to cover postage. Available from August Graham Clinch, OZ1W, Kildedal, Nr, Vedby Kirkevej 15, 4840 Nr Alslev, Falster Island, Denmark
17/04/2015: For the 90e anniv of IARU some special call sign will be on the air: from
from April 17th to 19th
18/04/2015: The first large-scale Asian–African or Afro–Asian Conference—also known as the Bandung Conference—was a meeting of Asian and African states, most of which were newly independent, which took place on April 18–24, 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia. The twenty-five countries that participated at the Bandung Conference represented nearly one-quarter of the Earth's land surface and a total population of 1.5 billion people. The conference was organised by Indonesia, Burma, Pakistan, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and India and was coordinated by Ruslan Abdulgani, secretary general of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conference's stated aims were to promote Afro-Asian economic and cultural cooperation and to oppose colonialism or neocolonialism by any nation. The conference was an important step toward the Non-Aligned Movement. to enliven this year's commemoration, ORARI of west Java Area, will celebrate 60th years of Asian-African Conference which took place on 18 to 24 April 1955 in the city of Bandung. Special Call will be held on 18 - 19 April 2015 (in when all permits have been approved), we will use the callsign YE60AA, will work on HF Band and VHF Band on mode Phone, CW and RTTY.
18/04/2015: World Amateur Radio Day: This event takes places on April 18, honouring the memory of the early hams who pioneered short wave operations. A group of them met in 1925 in Paris and founded the IARU. The international ham fraternity nowadays numbers more than 3 million operators world-wide. http://www.iaru.org/world-amateur-radio-day.html http://www.arrl.org/news/view/world-amateur-radio-day-is-april-18
18/04/2015: Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide. On the Air Activity. World Amateur Radio Day special event stations on April 18 will include 7U7WARD in Algeria
18/04/2015: Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. The theme for this year World Amateur Radio Day to be held on April 18, 2015 is “ITU & IARU Celebrating 150 Years of Advancing the Telecommunication Art. CS2015WARD will be active April 13-19 is the REP-Rede dos Emissores Portugueses, national association of amateur radio, from Portugal (Porto, Mafra, Vialonga and Lisboa), all bands SSB and digital modes. QSL via CT1REP direct or bureau (not eQSL.cc)
18/04/2015:Members of the Portugese Navy Hamradio Group will put the special event call CR5PS on the air on April 18 from the Fortress of Sagres (WCA CT-00230, DCFP F-054, DMHP FR-037). QRV on HF on SSB and CW. QSL via CS5NRA (d).
18/04/2015: Special event station EG8TRV operates in the context of the running event TransVulcania 2015. QRV between April 18 and May 9 on HF and VHF (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSL via EA8URA (d/B), LoTW. http://www.transvulcania.com/index.php/en/
19/04/2015: Special Event Station SN72GETTO of the occasion 72nd Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 19 april - 16 may 1943. On the air from 19 april - 16 may 2015. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (Polish: Powstanie w getcie warszawskim; German: Aufstand im Warschauer Ghetto) was the Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German occupied Poland during World War II, and which opposed Nazi Germany's effort to transport the remaining ghetto population to the Treblinka extermination camp. The insurgency was launched against the Germans on January 18, 1943. The most significant portion of the rebellion took place from April 19 until May 16, 1943, and ended when the poorly armed and supplied resistance was crushed by the German troops under the direct command of Jürgen Stroop. It was the largest single revolt by the Jews during the Holocaust.
21/04/2015: A number of special TC100 callsigns are being used to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. All of them will be activated on 21-26 April and again on 6-10 August: TC100A, TC100GLB, TC100GP, TC100GS, TC100KT and TC100VKZL will be located on the Gallipoli Peninsula (European Turkey), while TC100K, TC100B, TC100TC and TC100E will be on the Asian side of the Dardanelles. See www.goncasuyu.org/ for further information. [425 DX News]
23/04/2015: GB4SGD Will be activated on 23rd April give us a call and make your St George's Day a memorable one. Active on 2mtr, 70cm, 40mtr, 20mtr and 10mtr. The Legend of St George and the Dragon. We have all heard of the legend of St George and the Dragon, how he went to battle with a dragon which persecuted a village. When St George heard that a young Princess had been offered to the dragon he took it upon himself to do battle with the dragon and in turn slayed the dragon and rescued the Princess. In 1222 the Council of Oxford declared April 23rd to be St George's day, and in the 14th Century St George replaced St Edmund the Martyr as Englands patron St. So who was St George. Although St George is the Patron Saint of England he was actually born in Cappadocia now known as Eastern Turkey in the year A.D.270. At the age of 17 he joined the Roman army and served under a pagan Emperor, he soon became renowned for his bravery and even though he served under a pagan Emperor he never forgot his Christian faith. When the Emperor Diocletian started persecuting Christians, St George pleaded for the lives of the Christians to be spared, however his pleas fell on deaf ears and it is thought that the Emperor tortured St George trying to make him deny his faith, however he stayed strong and faithful showing incredible courage. Eventually St George was beheaded in Palestine on 23rd April A.D 303. Patron Saint St George is not only the Patron saint of England but also Palestine, Moscow, Lithuania and Greece just to name few. St George also is the Patron saint of Farmers, Scouts, Soldiers and Field workers plus many others. The Red cross on a White background is known as the flag of St George the Patron saint of England. However in the 12th century the emblem was adopted by Richard the Lion Heart whose soldiers wore the emblem during battle to avoid confusion.
24/04/2015: The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archive Radio Communications/QSL Collection will operate special event station OE15M on 24-26 April. This is an official "International Marconi Day" station and contacts made on 25 April will count for the IMD Award (see www.gb4imd.org.uk). QSL via OE1WHC. [TNX OE1WHC]
24/04/2015: Members of Barry Amateur Radio
Society (BARS) will be operating as GB4MBC from historic Flatholm
Island (EU-124, WLOTA 0007, Grid Loc. IO81), in the Bristol Channel,
between 24-27th April. The GB4MBC operations on
25th April is to celebrate International Marconi day.
Also, the team will operate using their own personal calls on the other days.
Activity will be mainly on the HF bands, but will also operate on satellite
using limited portable equipment during their stay. QSL via MW0DHF. [OPDX
25/04/2015: The Hornsby and District Amateur Club (HADARC) will be activating the International Marconi Day (25 April) this year under a special event station of AX2IMD instead of the usual (VK2IMD). This year International Marconi Day falls on ANZAC Day. The station will be operated on a roster basis from individual Amateur residences in the Hornsby District. Bob, VK2KAZ will be co-ordinating, participating and overseeing the roster.
25/04/2015: Philippe ON8PV samen met ON7PQ, ON5DRT, ON3FDS en ONL12064 zullen het speciale roepteken OP0PPY activeren op 25 april in SSB en CW voor de herdenking van de ANZAC Day op de Polygon Wood gelegen in Zonnebeke. Het Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, veelal afgekort tot ANZAC, is de naam waaronder Australische en Nieuw-Zeelandse troepen gezamenlijk optreden in oorlogstijd. Op ANZAC Day worden de slachtoffers herdacht die tijdens de inzet wereldwijd zijn gevallen. In Australië is dat een zeer ceremonieel gebeuren. (TNX UBA)
25/04/2015: Special event station PG2015ELFIA during the 2015 event "Elfia" in Haarzuilens, the Netherlands which is held on April 25 - April 26. Elfia is a place which manifests itself and is accessible for humans only once in a while. When it opens, entrance gates appear. These entrances are a kind of twilight zone where humans can enter the realm and get in contact with the other inhabitants of Elfia. Since 2009 this happens twice a year. In April this ‘waiting room’ reveals itself on the ground of Kasteel de Haar in Haarzuilens, Utrecht (Netherlands) and in September this happens in the Castlegardens of Arcen, on the border of the Netherlands and Germany.
25/04/2015: Special event station ZL100ANZAC will be QRV on April 25 for ANZAC Day. QSL via operators' instructions
25/04/2015: R175PIT Callsign temporary use dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of PI Tchaikovsky, in the period from 25 April 2015 to May 7, 2015. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, chamber music, and a choral setting of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturg Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is widely considered the most popular Russian composer in history. His work includes the The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840, in Vyatka, Russia. His work was first publicly performed in 1865. In 1868, his First Symphony was well-received. In 1874, he established himself with Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat Minor. Tchaikovsky resigned from the Moscow Conservatory in 1878, and spent the rest of his career composing yet more prolifically. He died in St. Petersburg on November 6, 1893.
25/04/2015: Philippe ON8PV samen met ON7PQ, ON5DRT, ON3FDS en ONL12064 zullen het speciale roepteken OPØPPY activeren op 25 april in SSB en CW voor de herdenking van de ANZAC Day op de Polygon Wood gelegen in Zonnebeke. Het Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, veelal afgekort tot ANZAC, is de naam waaronder Australische en Nieuw-Zeelandse troepen gezamenlijk optreden in oorlogstijd. Op ANZAC Day worden de slachtoffers herdacht die tijdens de inzet wereldwijd zijn gevallen. In Australië is dat een zeer ceremonieel gebeuren. (TNX UBA).
30/04/2015: TM70IO, operated by Jean-Paul (F5BZK), celebrates the liberation of the Ile d'Oleron (EU-023, DIFM AT-025) 70 years ago until April 30. QSL via F5BZK (d/B). http://www.f5bzk.fr/
01/05/2015: To celebrate 70 years of freedom in Margraten, The Netherlands, the Plusscouts PA3EFR/J will activate PH70CALM during the month of May 2015. PH70CALM will be active on all HF bands in both digital and voice modes. VHF will be active as well with a directional antenna some 23 meters above street level. It could be that during the official international commemoration we will adapt the moments of (radio) silence in order to respect the ceremonies and to avoid disturbance of the happenings on the adjecent located cemetary. SWL will be confirmed with the Special Event QSL card.
01/05/2015: The Cunard vessel RMS Lusitania was torpedoed and sank off the Old Head of Kinsale Ireland on the 7th May 1915. The Radio Officers Association will be running a month long event from the 1st ~ 31st May 2015 to commemorate the sinking of this vessel from the Planet Light Vessel currently berthed in Canning Dock Liverpool England. This once in life time event will be using the call sign GB100MFA, MFA being the call sign of the Lusitania. The QTH of Liverpool as this was the Lusitania's registered port and her final destination. It is hoped that two stations will be active and therefore both CW & SSB can be catered for on all bands depending upon conditions and staffing levels.
01/05/2015: Special Event Station GB70VE from 1st - 31st May 2015 staged by the RNARS (Affiliated) London (HMS Belfast) Group, commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May 1945. QSLL - Send a card to receive a card. Direct QSL cards from UK amateurs should be accompanied by a SSAE (Stamped, Self-Addressed Envelope). Direct QSL cards from outside of the UK should be accompanied by a return envelope and two green stamps (2 x US$1 bills). IRCs (International Reply Coupons) are no longer accepted. Direct QSL cards received without return postage will be replied to via the bureau. No eQSL or LoTW. See G0TOC for QSL Manager details. www.gb2rn.org.uk
01/05/2015: RMS Lusitania 100 Anniversary Memorial Event. On May 7, 1915, the RMS Lusitania was sailing in open waters 11 miles off the coast of Southern Ireland when a German U-Boat torpedoed her during World War One. A second explosion that shortly followed the initial torpedo impact caused crippling damage, which led to sinking of the Lusitania. To this day, there are still many theories and thoughts on what the second explosion ranging from a boiler explosion to an explosion of ammunition that it was carrying as supplies for the war. The Lusitania sunk in just 18 minutes and took 1198 of the 1959 souls on board with her. Only 6 of the 48 lifeboats were launched. Nathan, KC9HYY will be active as special event station KC9HYY/LUS100 from 0500 UTC May 1 2015 until 0500 UTC May 9 2015 remembering the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. Join Nathan on 10-40 meters, 144,440 and 6m SSB, PSK31 and RTTY in remembrance of the final voyage. A special event QSL card can be obtained by sending an SASE direct to: Lusitania 100th SES, ATTN Nathan Banks, PO Box 324, Muskego, WI 53150 USA. Please send all QSL’s prior to June 30, 2015 as QSL cards will be ordered after that. Any QSL’s postmarked after June 30 will be responded to as supplies last. Any questions about the special event can be addressed by contacting Nathan at kc9hyy(AT)arrl(DOT)net. All emails regarding the event should have “Lusitania SES” for the subject.
01/05/2015: May 8th 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day), this special event call sign will be used as a celebration of the 70th Anniversary and will be operative from 1st May to 28th May. The town of Burnham on Crouch was very active in the war effort and the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club where GB4VED will operate from was part of HMS St Matthew. In 1943 the Navy commissioned the riverside at Burnham as HMS St Matthew ostensibly as a mine depot but in reality it was used for training army and marine personal in use of Landing Craft. The best known commander was Captain Danes and the his men included ten RNVR Officers with 80 ratings making up two flotillas. Motor Torpedo boat bases were established in the River Blackwater at Osea Island and in the River Crouch at Burnham. For information about the commando training at Burnham and in particulat Creaksea Place refer to http://www.worldwar2heritage.com/en/page/9069/200/HMS-St-Mathew-Combined-Operations-Training-Base-Creeksea-Place GB4VED will operate on 60, 40 & 20 Meters and VHF/UHF
01/05/2015: The Penticton Amateur Radio Club will operate Special Event Station VE7ØDAY commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE Day will operate from 1 to 30 May 2015 only. VE Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allied Forces of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. This marked the end of World War II in Europe. We will upload the logbook to LOTW and eQSL.cc. We will operate 10 - 80 meters during this time. Please limit your contacts to once per band/mode.
01/05/2015: 70 years ago the allied forces liberated The Netherlands from Nazi rule, ending the second world war five years after it started. The southern part of The Netherlands was liberated in the autumn of 1944, while the northern part was only liberated in the spring of 1945. On May 4, 1945 the German forces formally capitulated to the British Field Marshall Montgomery. The capitulation was effective the next day. We therefore celebrate the end of WW2 for the whole of the country on May 5 every year. YNOMY DX Group & friends want to place attention on the valuable freedom we attained and have enjoyed ever since, with a radio-activity during the month of May. We will activate 8 different special callsigns, operated by 8 different OMs: PA45FREE , PB45FREE , PC45FREE , PD45FREE , PE45FREE , PF45FREE, PG45FREE and PH45FREE. We will also activate a special group callsign PA45FREEDOM during the weekend of May 16 & 17 - and possibly a few other moments during the month of May. QSL: A special QSL card will be available for OMs who have contacted one or more of our stations. We will send out cards to all contacts via the bureau approximately one month after the activity. If you want to receive your card direct, please send your QSL direct with SAE & 2$ to: Marcel Kuenen, Rijksweg Noord 12, 6661KG Elst, The Netherlands.
01/05/2015: Special Call II2EXPO for the Expo Milano 2015. On air from 1 May to 31 October 2015.
02/05/2015: The special event callsign GB3WOI is to activate and promote the Isle of Westray, Orkney Islands. WAB Locator HY54. QRA Locator IO89NG. Iota Ref EU009. It will operate mainly on HF ( 40m & 20m ), but with conditions permitting, other HF and VHF bands, between the 2nd May 2015 and the 16th May 2015. Modes will be ssb and psk31, other if possible. Station will be operated by Elaine 2E1BVS, Val G6MML, John G3WFK, & Glenn G6HFF. QSL Direct only to Val G6MML, see QRZ.COM for detail. Please listen out for us operating under our own callsigns, activating various WAB squares and hopefully the one SOTA peak on the island.
02/05/2015: Special call YE468S station will QSO on 2nd May 2015 on Freq 7.065 Mhz and 145.449 Mhz 18:00 utc until 22:00 utc, celebrating the anniversary of the city of Semarang to 468. We will QSO from USM University Semarang.
02/05/2015: Special Event Station PA70RTD to Memorate The liberation of Rotterdam in May 1945. The station will be active Saturday May 2 - Tuesday May 5 2015. Every QSO will be confirmed by a special QSL Card. counting 5 points for the Rotterdam Award (www.PI4RTD.nl). May 10 1940 Germany invaded The Netherlands. To break the resistance of the Netherlands Army German Heinkel 111 bombers bombed the city of Rotterdam on May14 1940. The Netherlands surrendered to Nazi Germany. The beginning of an occupation of 5 years. During the years of occupation all radio equipment was confiscated by the Germans, so radioamateurs build clandestine receivers to listen to Radio Orange, broadcasting from London, and transmitters to make contact between the Dutch resistance and the allies in the UK. In the autumn of 1944 the southern part of The Netherlands was liberated by the allied forces, but Rotterdam and the North first had to survive a harsh winter, the "hunger winter". In the end of April 1945 the Allied Airforces dropped food over occupied Holland, "Operation Manna". At last, op May 5 1945, the Germans surrendered, Rotterdam was liberated.
03/05/2015: The special memorial call signs EV70K and EV70F is devoted to the 70'th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War to 1941 – 1945. On the air from 03.05 - 10.05.2015.
03/05/2015: For the 150e anniversary of ITU:
from France: TM150ITU
from May 3rd to 17th
03/05/2015: Special Event Stations RP70GI, RP70PH and RP70LO for the 70 anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War, from 03 may 2015 to 10 may 2015. info - http/www.pobeda.srr.ru
09/05/2015: Tijdens het nationale molenweekend op 9 en 10 mei 2015 nemen enkele zendamateurs van de VERON, afd. A54 – ETTEN-LEUR weer deel aan dit evenement. Vanuit de oude korenmolen met de naam: ,, De Oude Molen” (welke stamt uit 1846) gelegen aan de Oudemolensedijk 16 te Oudemolen zullen we QRV zijn op alle HF banden en de 2 meter met de speciale call PA05MILL. We zijn dit jaar QRV met de speciale call PA05MILL om de volgende reden. We zijn met enkele zendamateurs als vast team al voor het 5de jaar QRV vanuit ,, De Oude Molen” tijdens het Nationaal Molenweekend. Ook dit jaar krijgen we hulp van enkele zendamateurs van de afd. A54 – ETTEN-LEUR. Voor alle tegenstations die een verbinding gemaakt hebben met PA05MILL ontvangen een mooie speciale QSL kaart via het QSL bureau, ook is het mogelijk om direct een QSL kaart aan te vragen. Stuur uw QSL kaart direct aan de QSL manager, zie voor verdere info op QRZ.com PA05MILL. Ook zullen wij dit jaar een mooi digitaal Molen award uitgeven, zie voor verdere info op QRZ.com http://www.qrz.com/db/pa05mill. Tijdens dit molenweekend is De Oude Molen ook voor iedereen gratis te bezoeken, zie voor verdere info: http://www.stichtingdeoudemolen.nl
09/05/2015: During MWH (Military Weekend Hembrug) event the special call PA6HEM on 9th and 10th of May 2015. The "Hembrug" is a former ammunitions and wapon factory in the Citadel of Amsterdam. The factory has been in Zaandam since the late 19th century and was producing wapens and ammunition till the late 20th century for the Dutch forces and others. During the MWH event there will be a "live stream". No, not using the internet but in the conventional way, over the air. Equipped with authentic radios and transmitters which were used during the Second World War and Cold Wars. For this event call PA6HEM has been created. You can contact the PA6HEM Hembrug crew from all around the world. In the ’Cold War’ encampment there is an radio amateurstation arranged which will make use of radios of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s which were used in the Dutch army. These include among others the AN-GRC9, GRC-3030 and RT-3600. Since we want to give all amateurs the opportunity to establish a QSO with PA6HEM, we also opperate with "normal" amateur transceivers. All amateur bands from 160m to 70cm will be used where and if possible. Children who will visit the event can also experience the wonderful world of radio and get a chance to make a QSO aswell.
For more information about the programm also see: www.militairweekendhembrug.nl/programm
11/05/2015: Door diverse zendamateurs van de VERON Afdeling 54 – Etten-Leur wordt vanaf maandag 11 mei 2015 tot en met zondag 7 juni 2015 de speciale call PA125VVG in de lucht gebracht in verband met het Vincent van Gogh 2015 jaar. Vincent van Gogh was een Nederlandse kunstschilder en een van de grote kunstschilders van de 19e eeuw. Zijn werk valt onder het postimpressionisme, een kunstvorming die het negentiende eeuwse impressionisme opvolgde. Hij is geboren op 30 maart 1853 te Zundert in Nederland en overleden op 29 juli 1890 te Auvers-sur-Oise in Frankrijk. Ook heeft Vincent van Gogh enige tijd gewoond in de gemeente Etten-Leur. Enkele beroemde schilderijen zijn o.a.: Zonnebloemen – De Aardappeleters - Slaapkamer te Arles. Kijk voor verdere info over het leven van Vincent van Gogh ook eens op: www.vangoghbrabant.com - www.vangoghhuis.com - www.vangoghkerk.nl Wij zullen tijdens de bovengenoemde periode met de speciale call PA125VVG QRV zijn op alle HF/VHF banden en in verschillende modes. Van alle gemaakte verbindingen met de speciale call PA125VVG zullen wij een speciale QSL kaart sturen via het QSL bureau. LOTW en EQSL zullen niet gebruikt worden. Het is ook mogelijk om direct een QSL kaart te sturen, zie voor verdere informatie hierover www.qrz.com/db/pa125vvg Ook brengen we een speciaal digitale The Vincent Van Gogh Award uit, kijk ook voor meer informatie op www.qrz.com/db/pa125vvg Tot werkens namens team deelnemende zendamateurs van de Veron – Afdeling 54 – Etten-Leur
17/05/2015: For the 90e anniversary of REF (Reseaux des Emetteurs Francais): From
from May 17th to 31st
23/05/2015: Aristotle University Civil Protection Team with the special call SX2AUCPT. On Air 23 May - 6 June 2015
25/05/2015: Empress of Ireland Sinking of 1914 Special Event Station. On May 29, 1914, the Empress of Ireland collided with the Storstad, a Norweigan Freighter, in the St Lawrence River during heavy fog. 14 minutes after the collision, the Empress of Ireland slid beneath the water, taking 1012 of the 1477 souls onboard. Only 7 lifeboats were able to be launched during the sinking, as the Empress capsized quickly after the collision. Due to rescue efforts of the SS Storstad, many of the survivors that were rescued were rescued from the icy waters of the St. Lawrence. Nathan, KC9HYY will be active as KC9HYY/EOI (Empress of Ireland) from May 25 2015 0000 UTC to June 2 2015 2359 UTC. Operations will be conducted on his spare time when not working. Please look for Nathan on bands 10m-40m operating SSB and various modes of digital, including PSK31, RTTY and JT65. A special event QSL card can be obtained by sending an SASE to: Empress of Ireland SES, ATTN Nathan Banks, PO Box 324, Muskego, WI 53150 USA. All QSL's should be postmarked prior to July 1, 2015 for a guranteed response. Cards will be order the middle of July, and anything postmarked after July 1 will be responded to in the order it was receieved until supplies last. QSO's will also be uploaded to Clublog, EQSL and LOTW. For any questions regarding the event, or any issues with a logbook contact, please email Nathan at KC9HYY (@) arrl.net. Please include "Empress of Ireland" in the subject line for all emails to prevent any messages being flagged as spam.
29/05/2015: YL800TM operates in the context of the international conference "Terra Mariana 800: Dialogue of Faith and Society" (May 29/30). QRV until November 30 on 80, 15, and 10m on SSB and digital modes. QSL via YL3GBC.
29/05/2015: On May 29 1815, over 6,000 British cavalry gathered for an inspection of troops in preparation for the battle of Waterloo in the meadows beside the river Dender in the Belgian town of Onkerzele, now part of the city of Geraardsbergen (Grammont). Several historical figures, including the Duke of Wellington, Prince Blücher, Lord Uxbridge and the Duke of Berry, Sir Rowland Hill, Sir George Wood and Alexander Cavalié Mercer commander of a Royal Horse Artillery troop attended the event. At that time, the Foot Guards and Sir Rowland Hill were stationed in the town of Geraardsbergen (Grammont). Thanks to his cannons Captain Mercer managed to withstand three charges of the French cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo. Against the orders of Wellington, Captain Mercer’s courageous actions at Waterloo proved to be the cornerstone of the final victory over Napoleon and his French army. Captain Alexander Cavalié Mercer, later promoted to General, was born in 1783 in Kingston-upon-Hull Yorkshire, died in 1868 in Cowley, Devon. To commemorate the crossing of the river Dender from Schendelbeke to Onkerzele and the inpection of troops in Onkerzele, the UBA (Belgian Amateur Radio Society) section Geraardsbergen (Grammont) will deploy a special event amateur radio station at the location where the inspection of troops was held in 1815. The call sign used will be OT200GBN. On Friday, May 29th, 2015 the special event station will be operating in CW on HF (80-10m) from Schendelbeke. On Saturday, May 30th, 2015 there will be SSB operations on HF (80-10m) from the town of Onkerzele, from the same location where the inspection of troops took place (now part of ‘De Gavers’ recreation area).
The special event operation is a token of appreciation of the Belgian amateur radio operators for the British and their support in liberating Belgium of French rule in 1815.
01/06/2015: Special station DP7BVBG (special DOK 175BV) draws attention to Germany's oldest railway station at Vienenburg. QRV June 1 to 30. QSL via DF7AA (d/B). http://www.amateurfunk-vienenburg.de/
01/06/2015: The Luxembourg Amateur Radio Union (LARU) will activate in June 2015 the special call LX60H for celebrating the 60th anniversary of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. A special QSL card will be available for this event. More information will follow. http://www.laru.lu
01/06/2015: The Riverway Amateur Radio Society in conjunction with the Stafford & Rugeley Sea Cadets are putting on a special event station to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo using the callsign GB200W. The station will be run during the month of June, commencing on the 1st and running till the 28th. This will therefore cover the actual date of the Battle, 18th June 1815. We hope to operate on all bands 80M through to 70cm and qsl via eqsl.
01/06/2015: 200 th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The Radio Club of Waterloo ON7WR will celebrate this bicentenary with a special call OO200WTO amd QSL.
15/06/2015: Wartime in The Vale is held every June at Ashdown Camp just south of Evesham in The Countryside of Worcestershire WR11 7EL. This Has now become one of the Largest Military Vehicle and Re-enactment Shows in England with Thousands of Visitors attending. The Communications support Team which operate the Control point situated at the Entrance to the Display Arena are this year 2015 providing a Demonstration Special Event Amateur Radio Station GB4WIV with support from the Team -G8EPR G8SAR G6CUQ G7SBA and other Visiting Amateurs to the site. Operation will take place from June 15th onwards and on the 2 Show open days June 20th-21st , It takes the previous week plus for the senior organisors of the Show (Amy Paul Bob and David M. of Ashdown Camp who host the Show.) sponsered by MVT and Cherished Vehicle Insurance. They have to prepare the large field layout for 300 to 400 plus military and historic vehicles and to prepare the arena/ re- enactment/vehicle displays .Whilst us Radio Hams sit at the control point site watching? But ready to provide radio communication and any assistance as directed by the Organisors Team above. So as things can get very very busy for us the GB4WIV Operation will be intermittant from sunriise 3.30am to midnight plus, each Day as operators become available. We will EQSL Only
16/06/2015: Special call GB125SL to commemorating 125 years since the birth of Stan Laurel. Furness Amateur Radio Society are celebrating what would have been Stan Laurels 125th birthday in June 2016 with the spcial call sign GB125 Stan Laurel Stan Laurel (AKA Arthur Stanley Jefferson) was an English comic actor, writer and film director, most famous for iconic comedy duo Laurel and Hardy Born on 16 June 1890 in the town of Ulverston in Cumbria (then Lancashire)
21/06/2015: Mark your calendars! World Castles Weekend will be held on the 20th and 21st of June 2015, from 00:00 UTC Saturday till 23:59 UTC Sunday. Work on the air from historical places, monuments and the architectural constructions relating to fortification to rise of interest to historical and architectural heritage as well as visiting extant historical monuments. During the World Castles Weekend there is a good possibility to fulfil a conditions of various award programs and increase your collection by beautiful QSL-cards. Radio hams of all countries and territories are invited. Full information can be found at: wcagroup.org/wordpress/?page_id=185 WCAG - World Castles Activity Group
25/07/2015: SS Andrea Doria Sinking 1951. On July 25, 1956, the SS Andrea Doria collided with the MS Stockholm off the coast of Nantucket in heavy fog. The andrea Doria was the pride of the Italian Ocean Liners, nicknamed "The Grand Dame of the Sea." 11 hours after the collision, on the morning of July 26, the Andrea Doria capsized and sank. While no lives were actually lost in the sinking, 46 individuals died from the initial collision. Nathan, KC9HYY will be active as special event station N9D in remembrance of the 64th anniversary of the sinking. Operation times will be July 25 2015 0000 UTC to July 29 2359 UTC. Nathan will be active on HF bands 10-40m, VHF, UHF and 6m operating SSB and various digital modes including PSK31, JT65 and RTTY. A special event QSL card is available to all stations who make a contact. The QSL can be obtained by sending an SASE to: Andrea Doria SES, ATTN Nathan Banks
PO Box 324, Muskego, WI 53150 USA. All QSL's will be uploaded to EQSL, LOTW, and Clublog. All qsl's must be postmarked by September 1, 2015 in order for a guranteed QSL. Cards will be order mid September. Any cards postmarked after September 1 will be responded to in the order they are received while supplies last. All questions regarding the event, and any log/contact problems can be addressed to Nathan via email: KC9HYY (at) arrl.net. Please included Andrea Doria Special Event in the subject of the email to prevent any messages from being marked as spam.
01/08/2015: Special Event Station GB70VJ from 1st - 31st August 2015 staged by the RNARS (Affiliated) London (HMS Belfast) Group, commemorating the 70th anniversary of VJ Day on 15th August 1945. QSL - Send a card to receive a card. Direct QSL cards from UK amateurs should be accompanied by a SSAE (Stamped, Self-Addressed Envelope). Direct QSL cards from outside of the UK should be accompanied by a return envelope and two green stamps (2 x US$1 bills). IRCs (International Reply Coupons) are no longer accepted. Direct QSL cards received without return postage will be replied to via the bureau. No eQSL or LoTW. See G0TOC for QSL Manager details. www.gb2rn.org.uk
09/09/2015: Special call GB2QLR to celebrate the Great Britain 2 Queens Longest Reign. The Queen is set to become the longest ever reigning monarch in British history on the 9th September 2015 exceeding: Queen Elizabeth 11 will enter the history books when she overtakes Victoria during September. This takes into account 63 years plus 16 leap days, additional months and days and the timing of George 1V death. Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth 11 when she was 25 on the death of her father King George V1, who died in the early hours of the 6th February 1952 whilst she was on holiday in Kenya. Like Victoria, she has acted as a figure on continuity as the country has modernised. She has served with the Duke of Edinborough at her side, through the 20th century, the mellinium and into the 21st centuary - a thoroughly modern lady. The Queen has become accostomed to countless milestones during her decades on the throne. In December 2007, she became the longest living British monarch, overtaking Victoria who died when she was 81, and in May 2011, she became the second-longest reigning monarch in British history, when she overtook George 111.
Speciale calls tot 31 december 2015 en later.
01/01/2015: The Bulgarian Club Blagovestnik sponsors this award for contacting different special call signs honouring Bulgarian Orthodox Saints beginning with the first one in 2013.
For 2015, are these callsigns:
LZ290MB van 01.01.2015 tot 31.01.2015
LZ550SI van 01.02.2015 tot 28.02.2015
LZ386SKI van 01.03.2015 tot 31.03.2015
LZ883PI van 01.04.2015 tot 30.04.2015
LZ102SIB van 01.05.2015 tot 31.05.2015
LZ293MA van 01.06.2015 tot 30.06.2015
LZ429PS van 01.07.2015 tot 31.07.2015
LZ250MM van 01.08.2015 tot 31.08.2015
LZ129WNLS van 01.09.2015 tot 30.09.2015
LZ130SAK van 01.10.2015 tot 31.10.2015
LZ259PA van 01.11.2015 tot 30.11.2015
LZ362MT van 01.12.2015 tot 31.12.2015
01/01/2015: Special call DG150ZRS 150 Years Maritime Rescue Service. On air between 01.01.2015 and 31.12.2015. Due the 150th anniversary of "Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger", short DGzRS, we will make activity with the special call an all HAM-frequencies. We , the operators, hope for many nice contacts.We would be glad, if some of you would inform themselves about the work of DGZRS and would appreciate to help them.
01/01/2015: Special call sign OU0POLIO celebrating the 110th Anniversary of Rotary International. OU0POLIO will be active between January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016. Further to set the signal to the eradication of POLIO in the world.
01/01/2015 Special call DM750FOR for 750 years of city Forst(Lausitz) 1265 – 2015 is qrv from 1.1.2015 to 31.12.2015. Special-DOK: 750FOR. Operators are all members of OV Forst/Lausitz DOK: Y27
01/01/2015: The special callsign HE200GE commemorates the 200th anniversary of Geneva's entrance into the Swiss Confederation on May 19, 1815 becaming the 22. Canton of Switzerland. HE200GE will be operated during whole year 2015 by members of Geneva Radio Club HB9G.
01/01/2015: The Canton of Geneva joined the Swiss Confederation in 1815. Members of the club station HB9G celebrate this event in 2015 on the air with the call HB200GE. QSL via HB9AOF.
01/01/2015: Members of the DARC club Mittweida (S44) celebrate the 300th birthday of the poet and educator Christian Fuerchtegott Gellert with the call DA300CFG (special DOK CFG300). QRV throughout the year 2015, QSOs count towards a "Gellert Award". QSL via bureau. http://www.hs-mittweida.de/dk0mit http://www.gellert2015.de/
01/01/2015: Special call DJ90IARU (special DOK 90IARU) celebrates IARU's 90th anniversary all year long in 2015.
01/01/2015: On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of IARU, Danish radio amateurs will be QRV with a special event call, OZ90IARU, in the period from January 1st until December 31st, 2015. All bands inclusive WARC-bands and all modes may be used. Exceptions are cross-mode, cross-band contacts and contacts via repeater and echo-link. QSLs OZ9ØIARU PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR QSL CARD TO US VIA BURO. All QSOs will be verified via LoTW and eQSL. Paper QSL may be requested via http://www.clublog.org/logsearch/OZ90IARU - Please click on "Request QSL card" after you have searched our log. You may have QSL via Bureau for free or you can pay to get it direct via postal mail. Paper QSL-request via postal mail. Please send a SAE and include 1 IRC or 3 USD to cover return postage. Please inform us with Call, date, UTC, band and mode and send your request to our QSL manager OZ0J. IRC - must be the new type "Water of Life", valid until December 31st 2017. QSL card with insufficient payment will be returned via bureau. Wrong / missing QSOs can be reported to OZ0J at firstname.lastname@example.org All paper QSL cards will be sent from Denmark not earlier than February 2016.
01/01/2015: HG90IARU joins the IARU jubilee celebrations on the air throughout the year. QRV on HF and 6m from the club station HG5C. The team also works on the rules of a dedicated award. QSL via HA5MA (d), LoTW, eQSL, OQRS.
01/01/2015: Special calls DK65DARC and DL65DARC are two special event calls celebrating the 65th anniversary of the national German club DARC and are QRV from 1.1.2015 to 31.12.2015. There will also be an award available. http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/bulls/darc65/ http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/bulls/darc65/special-award/
01/01/2015: Special Station OL750CB to celebrating 750th Anniversary of the founding of the Ceske Budejovice city from 1 January, 2015 - 31 December, 2015.
01/01/2015: On 17 May 2015 ITU will be celebrating 150 years since the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telegraph Union with the special call EI150ITU. For a century and a half since 1865, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has been at the center of advances in communication from telegraphy through to the modern world of satellites, mobile phones and the Internet. To recognise the contribution the ITU has made to communications in general and in particular to Amateur Radio the Irish Radio Transmitters Society has been issued this special call for use by amateur stations in Ireland throughout 2015.
01/01/2015: Special event station 8J1FUYO
will be active on all bands and modes during the entire year 2015 for the 35th Anniverary of the
Fuyo Kondankai Amateur Radio Club, JI1YTF. (Fuyo Kondankai: An informal
gathering in Fuyo Group - former Yasuda Conglomerate - for employees of the group
companies to mutually use their products). QSL via the Bureau is preferred way.
01/01/2015: DL60BUND calls attention to the establishment of the German armed force Bundeswehr 60 years ago. The special event station will get on the air during 2015 from several locations such as Berlin, Bonn, and Cologne. QSL via bureau, eQSL.
01/01/2015: The Farnborough and District Radio Society celebrates its golden jubilee throughout 2015 with the call G50FRS on the bands. http://www.farnboroughradio.org.uk/
01/01/2015: YT90NS celebrates the 90th anniversary of the amateur radio club of Novi Sad. QRV from 1 January to 31 December 2015, QSL via YU7BPQ (d). http://www.yu7bpq.org.rs/
01/01/2015: The Special call GB50FRS of the Farnborough and District Radio Society to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. Call will be active from 1 Jan 2015 until 31 Dec 2015
01/01/2015: The call sign DQ40AIX is a special call sign to commemorate 40 years of ham friendship between radio amateurs of the city of Tübingen, Southern Germany and Aix-en-Provence, France: Both cities, since 1960, join a sister city friendship. Also radio amateurs from both cities, for 40 years every Sunday, keep contacts via SW. They have visited each other several times. The 1st contacts were 1975, when I, together with my family, was on the camping site of Aix-en-Provence. The founder members are René Caramel, F6DBR; Emile, F8EV; Willy, F1AW (all silent key) and Ulrich Bihlmayer, DJ9KR. You will find me with my French friends every Sunday at 11.00 local time on 7166 kHz +/- QRM in SSB. Please listen for our French conversation. For DOK-Hunters: Connected with the Call "DQ40AIX" is a Special DOK number ("Sonder DOK"). It is "TÜBAIX" for "TÜBingen-AIX". The call DQ40AIX together with the special DOK number is valid until 31 December 2015.
01/01/2015: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of self governance in the Cook Islands, the seven resident radio amateurs will be granted the use of a special call sign from 1 January through 31 December 2015:
E50A is Andy (E51AND) on Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks, E50B is Bob (E51BQ) on Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks, E50D is Des (E51DD) on Aitutaki (OC-083), South Cooks, E50J is Jim (E51JD) on Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks, E50K is Kat (E51CK/E51KC) on Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks, E50V is Victor (E51CG) on Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks, E50W is Warwick (E51WL) on Penrhyn (OC-082), North Cooks. We are pretty isolated, have extremely limited Internet access and none of us are avid DXers - much more the rag chewing types", Andy E51AND says. Nobody uses eQSL or LoTW, although Andy is "working at it". Visitors to the islands wishing to operate will be eligible only for the standard E51xxx style calls. [TNX E51AND]
01/01/2015: Special event station DK60ZAB on the occasion of the 60th anniversery of the club station. Activity: 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015
01/01/2015: The special callsign DL50MER commemorates the 50th anniversary of Merseburg's radio club and the 25th anniversary of DARC's local chapter W21. Duration from 1.1.2015 to 31.12.2015. Special DOK: 25W21. On April the 9th1965 started the amateur radio operation in Merseburg at the Chemical-Technological Institute "Carl Schorlemmer", first on the 80m band with self-made Equipment. The callsign of the Clubstation was DM3TH. Initial activities in preparation for this event, however, were much earlier, recorded in the autum 1958.
01/01/2015: Special Callsign DA300KA with special DOK KA300 for the 300. City Birthday of Karlsruhe in 2015.
01/01/2015: DQ70ELBE is a special callsign for the seventieth anniversary of the first meeting of US and Soviet troops during the Second World War on the River "Elbe". On April 25, 1945th, at the towns of Strehla and Torgau. The call sign is active from January 01, 2015 - December 31, 2015. look at -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Day. DQ70ELBE is also 25 Points for the Z91 - Award -> http://z91-diplom.dk4rl.de/. Paper QSL - cards are shipped in 2016 collected via Bureau. For more Infomation look at: http://www.dj9zzz.de http://www.strehla.de/ Callsign Manager is Thomas Gemander DJ9ZZZ
01/01/2015: Between the 1st january to the 31th december 2015 is our special event station DM700LSW on many modes and bands qrv. The reason for that is the 700th jubilee of the city Luebbenau / Spreewald. see also: http://www.700jahre.luebbenau.de/ . We will happy if we have qso's with you and confirmed with a special qsl card. These qso's also valid for the "Spreewald Award". see: http://www.ov-y28.de/index.php/spreewalddiplom 73 Andreas, DH3FEN
01/01/2015: 9A15P is special callsign of radio club 'Djurdjevac'. We use this special callsign throughout the year 2015 to celebrate our Legend: ''The Legend About PICOK ''. (PICOK - nickname of the citizens of Djurdjevac) The legend dates back in the 16th century, of the Turkish invasions to south-east Europe. When Turks eventually reached the Djurdjevac fortress they encounteredunexpected resistance. Ulama-beg, the Turkish army leader, decided to siege the town in order to starve the army and the population. He might have succeeded, but the wise people of Djurdjevac outwitted him. How? Legend has it that food quickly ran out and only one little rooster remained (called PICOK in the Djurdjevac dialect). The helpless situation forced the people to consider various options to save themselves, so one old woman proposed to put the rooster in the cannon and fire it at the Turkish camp, which they did. Thinking that the town still had so much food that they could fire roosters from cannons, Ulama-beg backed down from his siege and retreated from the battlefield. As a curse, Ulama-beg called the people of Djurdjevac PICOK (English: roosters). The legend tells of the courage and prudence of the people of Djurdjevac who are proud of their history, their nickname and their rooster which is still the most common heraldic symbol of this region.
01/01/2015: Special Call TM320NEO for the First Flight Airbus A320NEO. During year 2015 and thanks to the french administration, this unique hamradio callsign is used by the club station F5KSE in Toulouse (31).
01/01/2015: Members of the DARC club TH Merseburg (W21) celebrate 50 years of amateur radio in their city and the 25th anniversary of their club with the call DL50MER (special DOK 25W21) all year long. QSL via bureau.
01/01/2015: DQ1200HI (special DOK HI1200) to celebrates the 1200th anniversary of the city Hildesheim until Dec. 31. QSL via bureau.
01/02/2015: The DARC club in Uslar-Solling (H34) celebrates its 50th anniversary with the special event call DF50USLAR and the special DOK 50H34 until the year's end. QSL via bureau.
01/02/2015: Singaporean special prefixes S61 and 9V50, followed by the usual callsign's prefix (e.g. S61PW for 9V1PW and 9V50YC for 9V1YC), will be in use until 31 December to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Republic of Singapore. As of 22 January approved callsigns are 9V50AN, 9V50DE, 9V50FJ, 9V50JA, 9V50PN, 9V50QQ, 9V50RM, 9V50RN, 9V50WD, 9V50XB, 9V50XX, 9V50YC, S61KK, S61PW and S61TT. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX 9V1PW]
01/02/2015: In 2015 the International Amateur Radio Union celebrates it's 90th anniversary. Due to this anniversary PA90IARU will be active during the year. The call PA90IARU will be activated in cooperation with members of VERON Amersfoort (PI4AMF). Expect first activation early february 2015, just before the PACC, the Dutch Contest organized by VERON, which is the Dutch Member of IARU. Logs wil be uploaded to LotW and clublog. A special QSL card will be available.
01/02/2015: This year, IARU celebrates 90 years since its foundation. On this occasion, several stations in Romania will be active with dedicated calls YO90IARU, YP90IARU, YQ90IARU and YR90IARU, operating all bands all modes from 1 February 2015 till 31 December 2015. (UBA)
03/02/2015: 8J3KGR is a Special callsign for Kamigori-town 60th Anniversary. QRV until December 31, 2015. QRV Freq. 1.9MHz-1200MHz. QRV Mode CW, RTTY, SSB
17/02/2015: Special Event Station LZ90IARU for the International Amateur Radio Union ( IARU ) celebrates it's 90th anniversary. LZ90IARU will be on air from 17.Feb.2015 to 31.Dec.2015.
01/03/2015: Members of the Serbian CW Club celebrate their club's 45th anniversary on the air with the prefix YT45 and YU45 from March 1 to 31 December 2015.. For a list of members see: http://www.qrz.com/db/YT45CW
01/03/2015: The special EI90IARU call has been issued to the Irish Radio Transmitters Society to mark the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union. EI stations will be using the call on all bands and modes until the end of 2015. QSL via Buro, direct or via Clublog. QSL Manager is EI6AL. For direct requests please enclose SAE and $2 to cover postage.
01/03/2015: Special Event Station DL1965WH to celebrates the "Double Jubilee", 50 Years AfuGrpBWStO Daun & DL1WH. Period: 01.03.2015 - 29.02.2016. Activity-modes: CW & SSB. Responsibility: DL1WH. QSL: not before 01.03.2016 !!! after that via bureau or direct via DL1WH. Die Amateurfunkgruppe der Bundeswehr am Standort Daun (AfuGrpBWStO Daun) begeht in diesem Jahr ihr 50-jähriges Jubiläum! Sie ist damit nachweislich die älteste Einrichtung ihrer Art innerhalb der Streitkräfte! Obwohl der Grundstein schon im Jahre 1961 beim damaligen FmBtl 51 in Bergisch-Gladbach gelegt wurde, gründete sich die Gruppe erst nachhaltig in Folge der Verlegung des Bataillons im Jahre 1965 in Daun. Nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten mussten sich viele Dinge im Laufe der Jahre erst „erkämpft“ werden, denn der Amateurfunk war (und ist) innerhalb der Bundeswehr eine Betreuungseinrichtung der besonderen Art. Diese aufrecht zu erhalten bedarf großer Anstrengungen und einem langen Durchhaltewillen, denn wie überall lässt der Support für solche Einrichtungen aus betriebswirtschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten stark nach. Aber auch die personelle Unterstützung ist ein wichtiger Faktor - wer kennt das nicht von jeder „normalen“ Clubstation … oft ist die Schließung solcher Einrichtungen mit den dazugehörigen Gruppen die zwangsläufige Folge. Über den langen Zeitraum haben Generationen von Wehrpflichtigen, die in der Heinrich-Hertz-Kaserne in Daun ihren z.T. bis 15-monatigen Wehrdienst abgeleistet haben und im Besitz einer Amateurfunklizenz waren, ihre knappe und unregelmäßige Freizeit infolge des Wechselschichtdienstes in der Amateurfunkgruppe verbracht. Aber auch Zeit- und Berufssoldaten sowie zivile Mitarbeiter bzw. Lehrgangsteilnehmer fanden hier eine Heimstatt für ihr faszinierendes Hobby. Nach einigen notwendigen Umzügen innerhalb der Liegenschaft, vielen zigtausend Funkkontakten, zwei erfolgreich durchgeführten Amateurfunklehrgängen, mehreren Ausstellungsbetrieben, interessanten Funk-Expeditionen nach Morokulien und zweimal zum Europarat nach Strasbourg, dem Betreiben der Sonderstationen „50 Jahre Bundeswehr - DR5ØBUND“ und „60 Jahre NATO - DR6ØNATO“, Besuch von vielen Amateurfunkausstellungen, Messen und Treffen und summa sumarum unzähligen Arbeitsstunden, blicken wir auf erfolgreiche 50 Jahre zurück. Nachdem Hans-Dieter Traxel (DK5PZ) als jahrzehntelanger Leiter und Macher der Einrichtung im Jahr 2014 in den verdienten Ruhestand gegangen ist und das QRL somit verlassen hat, übernahm der langjährige stellv. Leiter Volker Schnitzius (DL1WH) dieses Amt und wird versuchen, es im besten Sinne für den Amateurfunk weiterzuführen. Da auch er im Jahre 2015 das gleiche Jubiläum begehen wird wie die AfuGrpBWStO Daun, wurde aus diesem Anlass bei der Bundesnetzagentur in Dortmund das Sonderrufzeichen DL1965WH beantragt und genehmigt. Ab dem 01. März 2015 wird dieses ungewöhnliche Rufzeichen für ein Jahr lang auf den Funkbändern erscheinen und in den Betriebsarten Sprechfunk-Einseitenband (SSB) sowie Telegrafie (CW) auf das „Doppel-Jubiläum“ hinweisen. QSL-Karten werden erst nach Ablauf der Rufzeichenzuteilung im Jahre 2016 versendet! Dieser Austausch erfolgt wie immer zuverlässig über das QSL-Büro des DARC. Direktanfragen bitte nur in Ausnahmefällen, die Beantwortung erfolgt in Ermangelung von QSL-Karten in 2015 ebenfalls erst im Jahre 2016!
01/04/2015: The Swiss USKA joins the celebrations 90th Anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union with the special callsign HB90IARU until the end of the year. QSL via HB9JOE (B), LoTW, eQSL.
01/04/2015: AT150ITU is a special event station (SES) commemorating 150 years of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). This callsign has been granted to the Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI) by the Wireless Planning & Coordination (WPC) wing of the Ministry of Telecommunications & IT, Govt. of India for use by all members of ARSI. Various VU radio amateurs will be signing AT15ØITU on air from April through December 2015 on all the HF bands on various modes. A special QSL card will be printed later in the year and QSLs will be processed via buro based on OQRS requests; direct QSLs via VU2CDP. All QSOs will be automatically confirmed electronically via ARRL's Logbook of The World (LoTW) and eQSL. More details will be published here as well as on the ARSI website.
01/06/2015:OR90VL is a special callsign for the 90th Anniversary of the UBA-LGE Club of Liège. The club was created on June 25th 1925. This special callsign is valid from June 1st to December 31th 2015. The station will be actice on SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK from 80 to 10m during this period. QSL Info: Via. Bureau to ON5VL. Via Direct to ON6DP (Paul)