SPECIAL CALLS AND EVENTS Up date 17 Oktober 2014
Onderaan de lijst staan de speciale calls geldig tot 31 december 2014 en later
01/10/2013: 1923 and 1924 marked the
zenith of long
distance communication records
culminating on 18 October 1924 on
01/12/2013: DM50PCK celebrates 50 years of amateur radio in Schwedt and also 50 years of the Russian Druzbha pipeline network terminating in Schwedt. QRV from December 1 until the end of November 2014. The local club also issues an award during that time (see their website). QSL via bureau, eQSL.
25/01/2014: This is the year of "Homecoming" in Scotland, a celebration aimed at attracting the Scottish Diaspora as well as those interested in Scotland and its traditions. Licensed amateurs with a main station address in Scotland will be permitted to use the special prefix "A" (GA, MA, 2A) instead of the usual "M" from 25 January (Burns Night) to 30 November (St. Andrew's Day). "A" stands for Alba, the Gaelic name for Scotland. An award is sponsored by the GMDX Group, see http://dx-world.net/2014/homecoming-scotland-ga-ma-2a-prefixes/ for the details. [TNX DX World]
01/03/2014: Special calls YL2014A, YL2014B, YL2014C, YL2014D, YL2014E, YL2014F, YL2014G, YL2014I, YL2014J, YL2014l, YL2014M, YL2014O, YL2014S, YL2014U, YL2014W, YL2014X, YL2014Y, YL2014Z for Riga, Europe's Cultural Capital City of 2014 on the bands from March 1st to November 30th 2014. QRV on 160-10m in CW, SSB, and RTTY. http://riga2014.org/eng/ or https://www.facebook.com/Riga2014
13/04/2014: A number of special event calls will commemorate the begin of the first World War between now and the year's end. See the list.
TM02REF April 13, May 12 – 18, June 12 – 15, August 13 – 15
TM62PGM 14-15 April
TM8FDA June 14/15
TM100LGG June 28, July 27, August 1, August 2/3, August 7, August 10, August 17, September 5, October 12/19, October 26, November 9 – 11
TM60GW August 1 - 3
TM1GM September 27, October 14
TM80CLC 13 - 15 September, 11 -13 October, 01 - 03 November, 07 - 12 November 2014
24/05/2014: For commemorating of the centenary of the Great War, a the terrible battle of Hartmannswillerkopf took place in Haut-Rhin departement (68), a place named today "Vieil-Armand", the Amateur stations of Haut-Rhin Departement join the national organization of special callsigns and activate TM68VA callsign at repeatedly between May 27 and October 18, 2014 on 24 May, 29 May, 01-Jun, 21-Jun, 22-Jun, 26-July, 27-July, 10-August, 16-August, 24-August, 30-August, 21-Sept., 27-Sept., 12-Oct., 18-Oct. 2014. The callsign TM68VA will be active from the summit of "Vieil Armand" accordance with the timetable and in several modes, CW, phone and RTTY on the HF bands 80m, 40m, 20m. All contacts with TM68VA are valid for the Centennial of war 1914/1918 Award, and will be confirmed systematically by QSL via the bureau. You will find information on the Centennial of war 1914-1918 Award and other special callsigns directly www.tm1418.fr We sincerely thank the local association "Amis du Hartmannswillerkopf" http://www.ahwk.fr/ Les radioamateurs du Haut-Rhin http://www.ref68.com
01/06/2014: Memorial Radio Station 8J2GAMA for the 60th Anniversary of Gamagori City. Operate Information: 1 June to Nov.30 2014. QTH:Gamagori-city Aichi JAPAN, JCC:2015. QSL information. We'll send all QSLs via the QSL-BURO. (We don't need your QSL.). If you don't have QSL-BURO, plese request QSL to JI2NTJ via postl mail with SASE + 1IRC or 1Green stmp. QSL manager: Kouji Oda (JI2NTJ), 887 Araimae Fusou cho, Gamagori-city Aichi, 443-0054 JAPAN. Web page: 8j2gama.jp
28/06/2014: REF 80 - Amateur Radio Association of the Somme use special call TM80GW to commemoration of the beginning of the war 1914 and will be active for the following period: 28/06/2014 au 29/06/2014, 26/09/2014 au 29/09/2014, 03/10/2014 au 06/10/2014, 08/11/2014 au 12/11/2014.
01/07/2014: Special event station 8J6GNB operates
around the The 69th National Athletic Meet and the 14th Special Athletes
Sports Competition, Nagasaki. QRV on all bands and
modes between 1 July and 3 November
2014. Activity will be from Nagasaki prefecture, island
of Kyushu (AS-077 WLOTA 0963), Japan. QSL via JARL Nagasaki (P.O. Box 88, Nagasaki-central 850-8691, Japan). Website: www.qrz.com/db/8J6GNB
01/07/2014: Look for special event station 8J9WSH to be active
on all bands and modes from 1 July
till 30 November 2014 to celebrate the Opening of 7/20 Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. "Wakasaji
(or Wakasa Corridor), a District of Beautiful Sea,
Lakes and History" Campaign / The Full Open of the Maizuru-Wakasa
Expressway. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/07/2014: Special event station 8N5CLEAN will be
active on all bands and modes between 1 July and 31 October 2014. Activity is for Clean Reception Environment Month. 8N5CLEAN will be transmitting from the island of Shikoku (AS-076),
Japan. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/08/2014: Look for 8N1AQ to be active on all bands and modes
August until 31st October 2014 to celebrate the 2nd Chiba Aqualine
Marathon (Aqualine: The Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway), Chiba
prefecture island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau.
08/08/2014: Special event
station 8N4ARDF will be QRV on all bands and modes
August until 16th November 2014 for the 2014 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/09/2014: Special call 8J7KBN operates around the 29th National Culture Festival in Akita between September 1 and November 3. QSL via bureau
01/09/2014: GB70TF commemorates the operation Market Garden until November 30. QSL via G4LRG (B), eQSL.
01/09/2014: At the Battle of Londerzeel on September 29, 1914 116 soldiers of the 12th Regiment of Line were killed. They tried desperately to hold the advance of the German forces to the forts around Antwerp. The actions of the Belgian army in the “Brabantse Kouters” gave the beaten Belgian army the time to regroup in the Antwerp forts and thereafter to withdraw to Flanders Fields. The battle is commemorated on September 29, 2014 with speeches and a floral tribute at the Monument of Neeravert. The 12th Line Battalion still exists and will be present with a large delegation at the celebration. The special callsign OT100BOL will be active from September 1 to October 30, 2014 on the various bands.
06/09/2014: Several clubs (F6KOP - F8KGD - F8KGO - F6KBK - F6KBM) in the Department Seine et Marne (DDFM 77) will present their hobby to the public during weekends until October 19 with the special call TM77AR. QSL via F5NTZ (B). http://ed77.ref-union.org/dipl%C3%B4mes%20a.r.s.m.html
13/09/2014: The Ome Amateur Radio Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of the town Ome until December 13 with the call 8J150ZYG. QSL automatically via bureau.
19/09/2014: DT17AGI is special callsign to celebrate 17th Asian Game of Incheon between Sep 19 ~ Oct 20 2014. Incheon is already famous for "Incheon International Airport" and was gate of entrance of modern culture from foreign countries through Incheon harbor. KARL will activate two special radio station as "DT17AGI" from KARL HQ and "HL17AGI" from KARL Incheon branch office. All QSOs will update on LOTW and direct request can be forwarded to QSL manager HL1IWD (chief of KARL DX committee) and please include return envelope and 1 green stamp. We hope to meet you on air !
20/09/2014: On 18th October 2014 will see the 90th anniversary of the first UK to New Zealand
radio contact, made on 80 metres between 18-year-old
Cecil Goyder (2SZ) at Mill Hill School in London and
Frank Bell (4AA) in Shag Valley, on New Zealand's South Island. To celebrate
this anniversary, special callsign GB2NZ will be active
from 20th September to 18th October. The call will be made available in turn to a series of stations
around the UK during this period. GB2NZ will operate CW and SSB, on 80m when
there is propagation but otherwise on the HF bands. In addition, the unique callsign 2SZ will be active on 11-18th
October from Mill Hill School. QSL for either GB2NZ and
2SZ via M0OXO, preferably through his OQRS (www.m0oxo.com/).
Complete information on the event can be found at: www.gb2nz.com/ [425 DX News]
26/09/2014: Special callsign OP37AEF obtained by ham radio-club Oudenaarde (East Flanders) to commemorate the battle on the river "Escaut" by the 37st American Expeditionary Force from Ohio at the end of World War I. This callsign will be valuable from 26 september (00.00 CET) up to 26 oktober 2014 (23.59 CET). A unique QSL card will be available. QSL via ON4OB.
01/10/2014: GB2ROC operates in the context of the Royal Observer Corps Bunkers Heritage during October. QSL via bureau, OQRS.
01/10/2014: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the independence of Zambia, 9J stations are allowed to use the special prefix 9I50 (Nine India Fife Zero) through October. Brian, 9J2BO is active as 9I50BO. [TNX The Daily DX]
01/10/2014: Special Call OP14T from october 1 to november 1 2014. Special Centenary callsign from a North-Belgian club station ON8ALT in commemoration of the first world war in Belgium and dedicated to all hundreds of thousands of soldiers who defended our country during the Great War 1914-1918. Many of them were heroes and we remember them in our prayers.
01/10/2014: Members of the ARI section Frosinone (IQ0FN) celebrate their club's 40th anniversary on the air with the call II0FR. QRV until the end of the month october. on HF. QSL via bureau or direct. http://www.arifrosinone.it/
01/10/2014: Special event station JU50VOM is active until 31 October for the 50th anniversary of The Voice Of Mongolia, the country's overseas broadcasting service. QSL via JT1BV (direct), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX JT1CD]
01/10/2014:To remember those troups send bij Dutch government 35 years ago, on a peace mission in the Lebanon. The United Nations asked the Dutch Government on January 18 1979 formally for a mechanized infantry battalion for UNIFIL. The Council of Ministers agree with that on January 19 1979. The department of defense told the 44th mechanized infantery batallion "johan willem friso" in Zuidlaren, since 1965 available fot UN tasks, to prepare. The Council of Ministers decided on June 20 1983 to end the contribution to UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) per October 19 1983, simply because UNIFIL (especially after the Israeli invasion of the previous year) could not carry out its tasks properly. Under heavy international pressure from the United Nations, a number of Arab countries, and especially the Americans, the Council of Ministers at the last minute, came back on their decision to withdraw the support to UNIFIL. The Dutch Government still maintained a company (Dutch Infantry Company: Dutchcoy) in Lebanon. The Dutch Government decided on October 4, 1985 to withdraw completely. In January 1986, Dutchbatt was rewarded with the Wateler peace prize 1985 from the Carnegie Foundation for its efforts. In March 1981 Dutchbatt already received the Prince Maurice Medal of the Royal Dutch Association ' our army ', and also the bronze Shield of the Commander of the land forces on October 21, 1983. Special Event Station PA35UNIFIL from 1-10-2014 Till 28-10-2014. QRV on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 2 mtr and 70 cm. PSK, SSB, FM and CW.
01/10/2014: Special event station work from 01.10.2014 to 31.10.2014, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Youth Astronomical Observatory in Niepolomice. Youth Astronomical Observatory was born in 1964, as the initiative of astronomy enthusiast, photographer and hams - Mr. Zdzislaw Slowik, who came from Niepolomice. He led to the opening, by the Polish Association of Amateur Astronomers, non-urban Monitoring Station, which is the nucleus of the institution in its present form (www.moa.edu.pl). Niepolomice Amateur Radio Club SP9MOA, will work under the occasional callsign SN50MOA. Connectivity will be rewarded by receiving special commemorative QSL cards.
05/10/2014: Sarath, VU3RSB, operates the special event station AT2HFI around the Hamfest India until Nov. 10. QRV mainly on 40 and 20m. QSL via VU3RSB (d), LoTW.
celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Quebec Conference special event station CK3Q will be active on all bands and modes between 11th October and 10 Novemb
2014er. QSL via VE3RHE direct, LoTW
or via the Bureau. See: www.canada-150th.ca/
12/10/2014: During the month of October our Radio Club Grimbergen ON6NB will be active from Heemkring "The Semse" in Zemst with the callsign OP14Z At the same time, an exhibition about history and horror during WWI for the population of Zemst together with a presentation on wireless communication will be open for public. Details about, - OP14Z activity / - Public opening hours of the exhibition , will follow soon !! OP14Z activity planning: Sunday 12 - 19 & 26 Oct 2014 from 10.30 am till 17.00 pm. 40 & 20m band.
commemorate the 50th anniversary of independence look
for Brian, 9J2BO, to be active from Lusaka, Zambia as 9I50JO between 15-31 October, 2014. QRV
on all HF bands. QSL goes via G3TEV. [DX-World]
16/10/2014: Dit jaar organiseert de sectie ONZ (Knokke) van de UBA voor de 33ste keer het special event radio station ON4CLM. CLM staat voor Canadian Liberation March, een 33km mars die de Canadese troepen aflegden om Knokke te bevrijden in 1944; de mars gaat van Hoofdplaat in Zeeland naar Knokke. Voor deze 33ste editie werd de prefix OO toegekend i.p.v. ON. Dat is dus de roepnaam die te horen zal zijn: OO4CLM. Het event loopt van 16 oktober tot 15 november 2014. Er is een gratis award te bekomen in Pdf formaat als je het station werkt. Meer informatie omtrent het station (en hoe het award te bekomen) vind je terug op de vernieuwde website. QSL bureau via ON3AIM. (UBA)
16/10/2014: ZV14LABRE remains on the air until the end of the month october in the context of the first national amateur radio conference (CNR) in Guararema (Oct. 16-19). QSL via PY2AA (d/B). http://cnr.labre-sp.org.br/
18/10/2014: 2nd Herrington Scouts will
be on the air using the callsign GB2SHG for the Jamboree on the air on the 18th
and 19th October, 2014. They will be on all HF bands as well as 2m and
70cm and PSK31 from their Scout headquarters at Crow Lane, Herrington,
Sunderland, SR33TE. Details are on QRZ.com. [GB2RS]
18/10/2014: On 18th and 19th October 2014, GB1GLO will be in operation over the JOTA weekend for Gloucester District Scouts, run by members of Gloucestershire RAYNET from the Murray Hall, Tuffley Lane, Gloucester (WW Loc. IO81UU, WAB SO84). Also the Scouts in the Forest of Dean will be using GB1ALS and GB0FOD, operating from Lydney on 18th and 19th October. [GB2RS]
22/10/2014: From 22-28 October 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/7 will be operated by the The Comstock Memorial Station W7RN, located in Virginia City, Storey County, State of Nevada. W1AW/8 will be operated by Hal W8HC, located in Saint Albans, Kanawha County, State of West Virginia. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]
24/10/2014: The Association des Radio Amateurs de la Cote d'Emeraude will be active as TM0RHUM from 24 October to 7 November for the 10th Route du Rhum, the 3000-mile single-handed transatlantic yacht race between St-Malo (France) and Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe). QSL via F4AVX.
25/10/2014: Special Event Station OE30EMS on 25.Oct 2014 + 26.Oct 2014 for Event 30 Jahre Heizhaus Strasshof.
31/10/2014: To mark the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first convoy of ships carrying ANZAC troops and the significant role Albany has played in Australia’s ANZAC history, a number of commemorative events will be taking place in Albany from the 31 October to 2 November 2014. Albany was the assembly point for many ships setting sail for Gallipoli and the Western Front. Albany was the last place that many saw Australian soil. In recognition of this significance the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) has given permission for the WIA to use the ANZAC name in special event amateur call signs. After much negotiation with the WIA & ACMA and with many many thanks to Bob VK6POP who acted as our go-between, Southern Electronics Group (SEG) has been granted permission to use an ANZAC special event call sign over the weekend of the Albany commemorative events SEG will be the first club in WA and the second club in Australia to be granted use of an ANZAC Centenary Special Event callsign, VI6ANZAC. SEG will be restricted using the call sign to one 24 hour period over the weekend, so all members will come together to maximise use of it on Saturday 1 November 2014. No matter what transpires, this is a great "once in a lifetime" opportunity! The special event call sign and QSL Card will be highly sought after by VK amateurs and overseas amateurs alike as use of the ANZAC call sign suffix is being highly regulated by WIA, ACMA and Department of Veteran Affairs. So far we have been promised a rural property near Albany, access to a tower, HF yagi and some wire antennas, shed with mains and generator 240V AC power & water, some room for swags and possibly tents or campers adjacent to the shed, internet access for logging & posting to DX clusters. Transceivers, power supplies, coax cables, lighting, furniture, along with many other things are yet to be worked out. Depending on propagation, activity will primarily focus on activity on the HF bands (80, 40, 20, 15 & 10) and WARC bands (30, 17 & 12) + 160M if possible. Also if we can find some interested operators, there is some possibility of digital modes & CW. The success of the VI6ANZAC operation will depend upon volunteers and the amount of time and effort we can all give. There are a large number of tasks to be co-ordinated and undertaken not just on the weekend, but in the lead up to the weekend and afterwards. These roles are currently being assessed and allocated. If you are interested in participating in the ANZAC Centenary Special Event Callsign – VI6ANZAC, please let me know ASAP if you are keen to participate and any roles you would like to take on.
01/11/2014: To celebrate the 40th
anniversary of the foundation of the Vibo Valentia ARI section (1974 - 2014), members of their
section will be active from 1-9 November 2014 with
the callsign IQ8HP. QRV on all bands (HF and VHF) and modes.
A special commemorative QSL card wil be sent for all
QSOs. The QSL manager is IW8PQ (direct or Bureau). Note: Vibo
Valentia is a rare province. [DxCoffee]
01/11/2014: November 8th 2014 is a day of the 90th anniversary of the first amateur radio contact in Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia). You find more informations on http://www.crk.cz/ENG/SPOLKYE . In this occasion will be from November 1st to November 15th active special station OL90OK (info also on http://www.crk.cz/ENG/node/1454).
11/11/2014: Special callsign PD2014REM from 11-11-2014 to 13-11-2014. We will be active on 20m, 10m, 2m and 70cm bands. A1A and F3E. Hope to see you on de bands! 73 de PD2014REM (PD2GAL)!
14/11/2014: Special Call YB42SEA for the Seanet 2014 Convention from 14 Nov - 17 Nov 2014 on Bali Indonesia.
01/12/2014: The School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR will be active as special event station SN100LP on the dates: from 10th to 19th March, from 5th to 14th May, from 4th to 13th August, from 1st to 10th December to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Jozef Pilsudski Polish Legions 1914-1918.
01/12/2014: Be ready to celebrate 100 years of distant action RUSSIA Military Air Forces together with as. Find of air 1-31 December special event call R100DA and receive QSL-card and award made of International Flying Ham Club "Fifth Ocean" and AFARU to this dates.
07/12/2014: Special call 4Y1A for the International Civil Aviation Day. Activation of new callsign by the Vienna International Amateur Radio Club at the at Vienna International Centre is to attract worldwide attention.
Speciale calls tot 31 december 2014 en later.
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
25/12/2013: T6EUPOL is the official ham radio station of the European Union Police (EUPOL) Mission in Afghanistan. The station is operated by Janusz, home callsign: AK4JK. QSL only direct to the AK4JK postal address together with the SAE plus USA $2 for postage.
01/01/2014: 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 2014, these callsigns are 12:
LZ1375PRB from 01.01.2014 until 31.01.2014
LZ1950SAS from 01.02.2014 until 28.02.2014
LZ1246SIT from 01.03.2014 until 31.03.2014
LZ1808SNS from 01.04.2014 until 30.04.2014
LZ1555WNS from 01.05.2014 until 31.05.2014
LZ1816PAS from 01.06.2014 until 30.06.2014
LZ1810PPW from 01.07.2014 until 31.07.2014
LZ1680MTS from 01.08.2014 until 31.08.2014
LZ37MP from 01.09.2014 until 30.09.2014
LZ1375IKA from 01.10.2014 until 31.10.2014
LZ1164SIM from 01.11.2014 until 30.11.2014
LZ1784SMH from 01.12.2014 until 31.12.2014
01/01/2014: Special Event Calls DB50FIRAC, LX50FIRAC and LX50CFL to celebrating 50 years of "FIRAC" Fédération Internationale des RadioAmateurs Cheminots from 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014.
01/01/2014: Special callsign 8J7T will be active on all bands and modes during the entire year of 2014. Activity is to celebrate the Birth of Takizawa-city (JCC #0316), Iwate prefecture, Tohoku region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. New JCC Takizawa city, IWATE (JCC 0316) will be established on 1 January, 2014. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/01/2014: Kristianstad 400 Year. We will activate with the special call 7S400K on all mode and bands during the year. You will find the callsign active from 2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31 More info abouth radioclub at www.sk7bq.com
01/01/2014L Norway`s 200 years constitution anniversary Norwegian Constitution was adopted at Eidsvoll in 1814 and thus celebrates its 200th anniversary next year . This will be marked by a series of activities around the country during the year 2014 . NRRL also wish that Norwegian radio amateurs to be part of this celebration , and searched the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority ( NPT ) for permission to use the special call signs to mark the anniversary : "PT permission for the Norwegian radio amateur with callsign LA may use the prefix LI ( Lima India) and radio amateur with callsign LB can use LJ ( Lima Juliett ) . The permit is valid for the anniversary year of 2014, and applies only to amateur radio traffic from mainland Norway . In addition to the general authorization for all Norwegian radio amateurs have Gardermogruppen received permission to use the special callsign LM2014 - that they will try to get operated from the Eidsvoll.
01/01/2014: Special Callsign HB40VC. valid 1.1. - 31.12. 2014 to celebrating the 40th anniversary of RACS (Radio Amateur Club Swissair). QSL to qsl manager via Buro or direct with SASE and €, US$. QSL manager HB9DKZ, Hans-Juerg
01/01/2014: The special call DP90RKS call is valid from 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2014. Special DOK: 90RCKS. The "Radioklub Kassel" was founded at 5.2.1924.
01/01/2014: DK40BOSCH will be on the air from Jan 1st 2014 until Dec 31st 2014 to celebrate 40 years Ham Radio activity within the Bosch group. Special DOK: 40 RB. QSL via: buro, direct, please include: your QSL with QSO details, self addressed envelope (SAE), at least 1US-$ to cover the shipping expense. Address: Robert Bosch GmbH, Eberhard Wolf, KSF, Robert- Bosch- Platz 1, 70839 Gerlingen- Schillerhoehe, Germany.
01/01/2014: The FCC has authorized the Maxim Memorial Station W1AW to also use the call sign W100AW during 2014, the ARRL's centennial year. Contacts made from the Maxim Memorial Station in Newington, from regional Centennial conventions, and during the IARU HF Championship will use W100AW, with portable designators as appropriate. The "W1AW WAS" operations throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states will use W1AW, not W100AW. Bulletins and code practice transmissions during 2014 also will still use W1AW. Contacts with W100AW will be worth 100 points in the ARRL Centennial QSO Party. To help kick off the ARRL Centennial, special W100AW activity will begin at 0500 UTC on January 1, 2014. (midnight in Newington), and will include participation in ARRL's Straight Key Night; one CW station will use Hiram Percy Maxim's straight key. Activity will continue throughout New Year's Day.
01/01/2014: Special callsign DQ25GRENZE for 25 years German Unity and the fallen border. Starting Jan 1st. 2014 until Dec. 31st 2014 from historic sites in North Germany. Person in responsible - DJ7AO - DARC OV E39 – Ratzeburg
01/01/2014: Special Event Call A91YA for Year of Art - from: 01 January 2014 to 31 December 2014
01/01/2014: 25 years ago, on December 16-th 1989, the population of Timisoara got out on the streets. This was the beginning of the Romanian Revolution. In recollection of the victims of the fight against the forces of the former regime on the first days of Timisoara's popular movement, we activate this special call YP1989TM commemorating 25 years from the fall of the communist system and the establishment of democracy in Romania. Duringn 2014, special call signs using the prefix YP25 will also be active. Some calls: YP25LLZ YP25MNE YP25LRK YP25SH YP25MTG YP25LGS YP25MKL YP25MSP YP25CJX YP25MCK YP25MBU YP25MNC YP25LOJ
01/01/2014: Special event station 8J3ZUKA is currently QRV on all bands and modes until 31 March 2015 to celebrate Takarazuka(-city)'s Triple Anniversay - (1) The 100th Anniversary of The Takarazuka Revue, (2) The 60th Anniversary of Takarazuka-city and (3) The 20th Anniversary of The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum. The City of Takarazuka is located in Hyogo prefecture, Kansai region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/01/2014: Special Event Stations EM50JA and EO50JA for 50 years of Mountain Rescue of Crimea (MRC) 1964 - 2014. The Mountain Rescue of Crimea (MRC) was created under Crimean region council of tourism and excursion in March 1964. The main idea of the MRC is preventive maintenance and help to groups of tourists, climbers, etc. in the mountain-forest zone of Crimea. All info about special event and Mountain Rescue of Crimea you can find on our website: http://kss.crimea.ua . EM50JA will operate all 2014. We plan near 10 expeditions in the Crimea mountains in the year. Our operators (members of the MRC):UU2JO, UU5JA, UU5JIP, UU5JDX, UU5JMW, UU5JMK, UU5JRD, UU5JKP, UU8JA, DD4IL, DJ4IL, DL3FCU, DJ6EB, DO1IM, RZ3CC, UR5FIR, UR6LED, UU0JU, UU1JJ, UU2JC, UU2JI, UU3JS, UU4JLZ, UU4JDZ, UU4JAR, UU5JAR, UU5JC, UU5JJ, UU5JRV, UU5JSA, UU5JSS, UU5JTT, UV5ESZ, UV5EUK, UY7IQ. You can find in the BANDs also EM50JA/p, EM50JA/a from different part of Ukraine. All info about past expeditions you can find here. Please QSL via bureau you can send via UY7IQ,QSL direct via UU5JA: P.O.Box 88, Simferopol, Crimea, 95000 UKRAINE. CU in the air, frends! 73s de EM50JA team.
01/01/2014: Radio Club "Mihajlo Pupin" (YU7AAA) will use special callsign YT0PUPIN until 31 December to mark the 160th anniversary of the birth of the noted scientist Mihajlo Pupin. QSL via YT7WA. [TNX YT7WA]
01/01/2014: OV Mainz, DL0MZ, will be celebrating 60 years of activity and will be active between January 1st and December 31st, 2014, as DL60JMZ from the special DOK 60K07. QSL via the Bureau.
01/01/2014: The callsign EI30T (Echo India Three Zero Tango) has been issued to Justin EI3CTB as a special callsign to use during 2014 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of his amateur radio licence issued in 1984. This is the first time the prefix EI30 has been issued. Please QSL direct (Justin Behan, 25 Birchdale Road, Kinsealy Court, Kinsealy, Co Dublin, Ireland) including $2 and a self addressed envelope or with OQRS. Cards without return postage will be returned via the bureau. Online log will be hosted by ClubLog. Website: www.qrz.com/db/EI30T [DxCoffee]
01/01/2014: Special Call J400EG in 2014 for Year of Domenikos Theotokopoulos - El Greco 1614 – 2014. 400 years from his death.
01/01/2014: Special call DK40ECH to celebrate 4Ř years OV Eching, C26 with Special DOK: 4ŘC26 from 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2014. For more information please see our home page: http://40jahre.c26.de
01/01/2014: Special call sign S567O is QRV during 2014 to celebrate the long term of the president of the Radio Club Cerkno by Miran Voncina, S50O. QSL via operators' instrctions.
01/01/2014: Special event station 8J1AOBA is currently active until 31 December 2014, to celebrate 20th Anniversary of Aoba-ward (in Yokohama-city). QSL via the JARL Bureau.
01/01/2014: DJ60DXMB (special DOK 60DXMB) is going to celebrate in 2014 our own DXNL's 60th anniversary. The first issue of the DXMB (the German language version) was published on April 15 1954. QSLs for DJ60DXMB via bureau and eQSL, DK0DX and DA0HQ via bureau. DK0DX and DJ60DXMB have their rota available online: http://dcl.darc.de/~dcl/planer/plan.php?acall=all [DXNL]
01/01/2014: 20. Jahrestag der Heimkehr der Royal Air Force Gatow RAFG zu Ehren mit dem Sonder-Call DR20RAFG für das Jahr 2014.
01/01/2014: Special Event Call DR800BI and special DOK 800BI for 800 Years City of Bielefeld until 31.12.2014.
01/01/2014: Special Event Station EO50J for 1964 - 2014 - 50 years of Mountain Rescue of Crimea (MRC). The Mountain Rescue of Crimea (MRC) was created under Crimean region council of tourism and excursion in March 1964. The main idea of the MRC is preventive maintenance and help to groups of tourists, climbers, etc. in the mountain-forest zone of Crimea. All info about special event stations you can find here: http://www.hamradio.crimea.ua and about Mountain Rescue of Crimea- here: http://kss.crimea.ua EO50J will operate all 2014. We plan near 10 expeditions in the Crimea mountains in the year. Our operators (members of the MRC):UU2JO, UU5JA, UU5JIP, UU5JDX, UU5JMW, UU5JMK, UU5JRD, UU5JKP, UU8JA, DD4IL, DJ4IL, DL3FCU, DJ6EB, DO1IM, RZ3CC, UR5FIR, UR6LED, UU0JU, UU1JJ, UU2JC, UU2JI, UU3JS, UU4JLZ, UU4JDZ, UU4JAR, UU5JAR, UU5JC, UU5JJ, UU5JRV, UU5JSA, UU5JSS, UU5JTT, UV5ESZ, UV5EUK, UY7IQ. You can find in the BANDs also EO50J/p, EO50J/a from different part of Ukraine. All info about past expeditions you can find here. PleaseQSL via bureauyou can sendvia UY7IQ,QSL direct via UU5JA: P.O.Box 88, Simferopol, Crimea, 95000 UKRAINE
01/01/2014: Special callsign LZ60KSP from January 1st 2014 – December 31th 2014 to celebrating 60th anniversary of LZ1KSP – the on air sign of radio club of Plovdiv. Thousands of people are part of this glory history and everyone has left a part of his life at radioclub. HF, VHF, contesting, DX-ing, ARDF, HSCW, radio constructing. A special QSL card will be issued to confirm every contact made with . There will be a diploma later this year. Rules will be published on http://www.qrz.com/db/LZ60KSP
01/01/2014: Special Call DM200TSV for the event "200 Years Sport in Friedland/Mecklenburg" QRV until 31.12.2014 ! QSL goes via DARC about Summer/Autumn automatic.
01/01/2014: Founded in 1984, Radiogrupo Sur (http://rgs30.radiogruposur.org) will
use CW30A and CV3D during 2014 to celebrate their 30th
anniversary. QSL direct to CX2ABC. Mainly from antenna
field near Juanico, Canelones;
01/01/2014: Special Call DQ0HARZ from 01.01.-31.12.2014. DQ0HARZ (DOk H09; Special DOK 114DWT during August) operates in this context throughout the year. Operators Wolfgang, DF1OA, Peter, DF7AA, Juergen, DH7AA, Werner, DK6AR, and Andy, DK6AN, plan to get on the air from different locations in the region; including the railway museum in Vienenburg on May 18 and Bad Harzburg hosts the 114th German Hiking Day from the 9th to the 18th of August. QSL DQ0HARZ via DF7AA, LotW. http://www.amateurfunk-vienenburg.de http://www.deutscher-wandertag-2014.de/startseite.html
01/01/2014: Special call EI14LCC in the year 2014 because Limerick City of Culture 2014.
01/01/2014: Special call LM2T75Y will be used from January till the end of 2014 for celebretions Trondheimgruppens 75 years old club station.
01/01/2014: Special event station 8J7T is currently active until 31 December 2014, to celebrate Birth of Takizawa-city. QSL via the JARL Bureau.
01/01/2014: Special Call HF45PBW for 45 years of Military Club of Ham Radio Operators till 31 December 2014. For "SP1PBW 45 lat w eterze" Award contact with this station is 10 points worth. Visit: http://www.sp1pbw.pl/Dyplom/SP1PBW_45lat.html
28/01/2014: The "Polski Klub Radiowideografii" (PK RVG) celebrates its 30th jubilee with the callsigns SN30RVG and HF30RVG from 28.01.2014 do 31.12.2014. A diploma is available. QSL via SP2UUU. http://www.pkrvg.org/strona,11.html
01/02/2014: SE2014ECC is a special call for celebrating the town of Umeĺ as European Capital of Culture 2014. FURA, Umeĺ Amateur Radio Society (SK2AT) and some of it’s members will activate a total of nine (9) calls during the year of 2014. Around these calls an award program will be presented from February 2014. More information at http://www.FURA.se! .The nine calls are: SC2014ECC (main call) Swedish Culture 2014 European Capital of Culture, SB2014ECC, SD2014ECC, SE2014ECC, SF2014ECC, SG2014ECC, SH2014ECC, SI2014ECC, SJ2014ECC. You will find more information about UMEĹ 2014 at http://www.umea2014.se/en
01/02/2014: A special event station 8J1TZ20Y will be activated on all bands until 31 December 2014 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Tsuzuki-ward (in Yokohama-city).
01/02/2014: The HB4FR "Clin d'Ailes" Swiss Air Force Museum HAM Radio Club will be on the air until december 31, 2014 using the special callsign HB14SAF. SAF stands for Swiss Air Force. The year 2014 marks a special occasion for the Swiss Air Force, celebrating her 100th anniversary. Various events will be held throughout the year, but the air show AIR14 PAYERNE will undoubtedly, be the climax. AIR14 PAYERNE will also be the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse and the 25 years that the PC-7 TEAM has existed. For more details, please visit: http://www.air14.ch/internet/air14/en/home.html . This is a HB4FR "Clin d'Ailes" Swiss Air Force Museum HAM Radio Club activity http://www.hb4fr.ch/
01/02/2014: TCSWAT is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the special callsign TC10SWAT between 1 February and 31 December 2014.
01/02/2014: Roman, OM3TOW, is now active as OM44LTE until December 31st. This special event callsign is being used to celebrate the allocation of frequencies for the LTE – Long Term Evolution (800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz) in the Slovak Republic. Operator Roman is a spokesman of Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (ex name is Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic). The Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services is the independent regulatory authority and pricing authority in the sector of electronic communications and postal services. QSL only via eQSL. If someone needs a "paper QSL" for some award, please send direct only via his QSL Manager Patrik, OM3RP, with a SAE and sufficient postage.
01/03/2014: Sam, LY5W, located in Kaunas, Lithuania (WW Loc. KO15TA), is now active until 31st December 2014 with the special callsign LY10NATO to mark Lithuania's joining of NATO 10 years ago. QSL via LY5W, direct or Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Sam welcomes stamps for his collection in direct letters. [DXNL]
01/03/2014: Special event station E750EB on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Akademski Radio Klub E74EBL (ex YU4EBL). QRV from 01. March during to end of year 2014.
01/03/2014: OZ75AAL is a Special Event Call used to celebrate the 75 years anniversary of the radio club OZ8JYL located in Aalborg, Denmark. The club was inaugurated in August 1939 as a local branch of the Danish Radio Amateur Association (Experimenterende Danske Radioamatřrer). The club is among the largest in Denmark hosting approximately 170 members representing many different ages and radio-related interests. We have our club station located down-town Aalborg but we also expect to operate portable as OZ75AAL/P. Further, you may also meet us during some of the major contests throughout 2014. Our Special Event call sign will remain active from March 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015.
01/03/2014: Special Call DM50TOR to celebrate 50 Jahre Radioklub Torgau, DARC-Ortsverband S69 from 01-03-2014 to 28-02-2015 with special DOK RKT50.
01/03/2014: Special callsign IY1GMS to mark the 100th anniversary of the appointment of Guglielmo Marconi Life Senator of the Kingdom of Italy, December 30, 1914. Validity from March 1 to December 31, 2014, managed by the guys of the Ari Bra Club under the supervision of Flavio IK1SPR. For those who want to receive QSL via Direct , please send a SASE (stamped envelope) via IK1SPR, you answer anyway via buro of All QSLs received.
01/03/2014: Members of the Akademski Radio Klub in Banja Luka are QRV with special call sign E750EBL until the end of 2014 to celebrate their club's 50th anniversary on the air. QSL via E77E.
03/03/2014: Takasago-city was given city status on 1.Jul.1954. 8N3TA is a memorial and special amateur radio station of Takasago-city's 60th anniversary. Takasago-city is located in Kinki region(JA3) , about 35km west of Kobe-city, bordering the Seto Inland Sea. Population of Takasago-city is about 100,000. "Takasago" means celebration at wedding in old Japanese. We announce ourself "Bridal City". An ancient regional food is "Anago" like an eel. Nowadays, the city boast manufacturing industry. Operating information DATE : since 03.Mar.2014 to 31.Mar.2015. QTH : Takasago-city ,Hyogo, Japan. JCC# : 2717. WAJA#: 27. 8N3TA/3 is same data. QSL information: We'll send all QSLs via the QSL-bureau. And, we don't need your QSL. If you don't have QSL-bureau, please request QSL to JH3LBD via postal mail with SAE.
06/03/2014: This special event station PG200KMAR will be activate from March 2014 until Februari 2015 in 6 periods: from March 6 until April 2, 2014; from May 1st until May 28, 2014; from June 26 until July 23, 2014; from Augustus 21 until September 17, 2014; from October 17 until November 12, 2014 and from December 11, 2014 until January 7, 2015. It signs the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Koninklijke Marechaussee, the Dutch Military Police force. During this periods IPA members of the IPA-Radio Club will be active on HF, VHF and UHF in all modes, also PSK31 and RTTY.
All QSL's will be send after all activities via the bureau, but direct received QSL+$ (1 $ for Europe and 2 $ for outside Europe) and SAE will be answered direct. Please do not send IRC's. We cannot use them at the postoffice here. All eQSL's also will be confirmed with paper QSL. Attention! The QSL card of PG200KMAR counts for 2 points for the Windmill Award. You only need 3 points. So count one other QSO with an IPARC-PA member (TIP: ask the operator for a home call sign QSO) and you can obtain the award. See also our websites www.iparc.tk or http://iparc.ipa-nederland.nl Visit also our club call sign PI4IPA and http://www.ipa-nederland.nl/district/ipa-radioamateurs/welkom-bij-de-iparc/.
10/03/2014: Radio Club Nikola Tesla YU1HQR Sabac commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous battle on the mountain Cer 1914 which is located close to the city to 31 December 2014 will use the special callsign YU100CER in memory of the victims. By way of management and outcome, Cer Battle is a masterpiece of the art of war, and as a remarkable example of the transition from the strategic defense of their counterattacks, she is still studying at major military academies, including West Point and the U.S. For this event special QSL cards will be printed.
20/03/2014: Jászszentlászló Village celebrates its 140-year foundation in 2014. We as Jászszentlászló origins commemorate this event by establishing a special callsign amateur radio station HG140JLO. The suffix "JLO" is for abbreviation of our mother village's name. The club station's original callsign is HA8KUX. The special callsign is valid till 31st December, 2014. This callsign will be in air alternately either from Jászszentlászló (loc: JN96vn) or from Szeged (loc: KN06bg). Szeged is a larger city in the south of Hungary.
22/03/2014: The 30th anniversary of the "Diplom Interessen Gruppe" in the Netherlands will be celebrated with the special callsign PI30DIG during the year. Activity periods include March 22 to April 18; September 1 to 28 and finally December 3 to 31. The call will also be active in all DIG activities (QSO Party, Roundtables). A diploma is also available, see http://www.dig-pa.net/. QSL requests for PI30DIG via ClubLog.
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.
01/04/2014: Special callsign DF400SJA and special DOK: 400SJA for 400 years Castle Johannisburg Aschaffenburg / Bavaria till 31st December, 2014.
01/04/2014: The 90th anniversary of the Zagreb radioclub is celebrated on the air with the special event callsign 9A90Z until the end of the year. An award is available. QSL via 9A3JB, LoTW/eQSL. info http://www.rkz.hr/pages/award_zagreb90_en.htm
05/04/2014: The special call HG100ATOM will be QRV until the end of the year around running competitions of the "Atom 100 sorozat versenyei" (Atom 100 series) by members of the "Paks Radio Club" (HA3DX) and the "Radio Club Szekszard" (HA3KNA) on all bands in all modes. A diploma is available. QSL via HA3KNA. Info http://ha3kna.hu/?page_id=725&lang=hu
20/04/2014: From April 20 to January 31, 2015, the amateur radio club Zushi (JA1YUU) will celebrate its 60th anniversary on the air with the special call 8J1ZC.
29/04/2014: Special callsign station HF80PLOCK to commemorate 80 years of amateur radio activities in Plock and to promote the city of Plock from April 29th, 2014 till December 31st, 2014.
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
01/05/2014: 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
31/05/2014: Special event station DM50GRH for 50 years amateur radio in Grossenhain and 100 years airfield Grossenhain. On the air from 31-05-2014 to 31-12-2014. Special-DOK 31. Mai - 30. Juni 2014: 50XL.
01/06/2014: Horrem , Stadtteil Kerpens, wird nach urkundlicher Erwähnung in diesem Jahr 1150 Jahre alt. Aus diesem Anlass führt der OV Kerpen G29 vom 01.06.2014 bis 31.12.2014 das Sonderrufzeichen DK0HORREM und den Sonder DOK Horrem.
01/06/2014: Special event station 8J1INUBO will be active on all bands and modes between 1st June and 31st December 2014 to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Inubosaki Lighthouse (November 15, 1874). The lighthouse (WLOTA 2376) is located on Cape Inubo, in the city of Choshi (JCC 1202), Kanto region, Chiba Prefecture, island of Honshu (AS-007), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
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
01/06/2014; OF60A is a special call sign of Vaasan kuutoset ry - Vasa sexorna rf club station to celebrate the clubs 60th anniversary. The call sign will be used between June 2014 until the end of December 2014 on various occasions (there's IOTA activities planned, Lighthouse plans, VHF-plans and a few other events as well). The bigger activity plans will be published here, on the clubs website and through The Daily DX once the plans become sure to happen. You can also expect the call sign to be used during Sporadic E's on 6m and 2m. QSLs for OF60A go via OH6GDX, either direct or via bureau. NOTE: QSL-cards will be printed in January 2015, when all QSO's are held with this call, and cards will be processed immedeately after receiving them from the printers.
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 event station E72NATO is QRV until the end of 2014 to commemorate the
cooperation of NATO and Bosnia-Herzegovina that was established in 2006. QSL via E73Y.
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.
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: Look for HS50RAST to be active until December 31,2014, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Radio Amateur Societyof Thailand (RAST). QSL via E21EIC and LoTW
08/07/2014: Special Call E7100GP for Commemorating 100 years from the beginning of World War I. Activity from multiple stations from Republic of Srpska from 8.7.2014 to 31.12.2014. Call letters "GP" represents the name initials of Gavrilo Princip, young serbian freedom fighter who shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on 28 june 1914. This act was later regarded as the sparkling point that started “The Great War”, but in Yugoslavia and especialy among Serbs Princip was recognized as a national hero and his action as "voice of people" towards freedom from foreign rulers.
celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Atsugi-city (JCC 1113), special callsign 8J1ATUGI will be active on all bands and modes
between 18th July 2014 and 28 February 2015.
Atsugi-city is located in Kanagawa prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu
(AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau is preferred way.
01/08/2014: Special call DL777BBH for 777 Years Anniversary Babenhausen. This Call is activated to 31 March 2015. 777 years ago, in 1583, Babenhausen was first mentioned. The Augsburg Fugger took over in 1583 the rule and built the imposing castle, where they still live today. Among the Fugger Babenhausen the rule prospered and cultural flowering. In the years following the French Revolution Babenhausen was loyal to the emperor and empire. This was rewarded by the Counts Fugger with the awarding of today conducted market coat of arms. 1803 was the Imperial Principality of Babenhausen and 1806 incorporated in the Kingdom of Bavaria. Today, the market town of Babenhausen in Swabia counts about 5600 inhabitants.
04/08/2014: Members of the South Eastern
Amateur Radio Group are QRV as EI1100WD until the end
of 2014 to celebrate the 1100th
anniversary of the founding by Vikings in 914 of the town of Waterford.
QSL via EI2HZB.
11/08/2014: Special station 8J7KOR celebrates the 90th anniversary of the town Koriyama (September 1). QRV from August 11 until the year's end.
19/08/2014: Jean, 5T0JL (ON8RA) will be active as 5T0ITU during ITU events such as the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (to be held in Busan, South Korea on 20 October-7 November). ) and ITU Telecom World (to be held in Doha, Qatar on 7-10 December). The special callsign was granted on 19 August and is valid for one year. QSL via ON8RA: [TNX F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX]
01/09/2014: In 2014 Bulgaria marked 1,000 years since the death of Tsar (King) Samuel - ruler of the Bulgarian Empire between 997 and 1014. Не has gone down in history as the ruler who staunchly upheld this country’s independence at a difficult period for it. To commemorate this event a special event station signing LZ1000TS will be activated by a group of members of the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA) on all bands and modes between 1 September and 31 December 2014. QSL preferably via LZ QSL Bureau to LZ1BJ. According to original historical sources, Tsar Samuel was a man who knew no peace. He was constantly waging war and his troops were ever ready for battle. On the other hand, his death was truly tragic – he saw his 15,000 men return from captivity blinded (1 in 100 was left with one eye so as to lead the men back)! That was the reason why Byzantine Emperor Basil II received the sinister sobriquet of Bulgar-slayer. At the sight of his blinded men Samuel most likely had a heart attack and passed away a few days later (6 Oct 1014). On QSL you can see a picture of Samuel's Fortress in Ohrid (now in Republic of Macedonia). Ohrid was the medieval capital of Bulgarian Empire during the rule of Tsar Samuel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_of_Bulgaria
01/10/2014: ARI Bologna will be active as II4CDN from 1 October to 31 December to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Croce Del Nord (Northern Cross) radiotelescope (http://www.med.ira.inaf.it/index_EN.htm). QSL via IZ4FUE, direct or bureau.
01/10/2014: 8J160KSW celebrates the 60th anniversary of the town Kashiwa until 31 March 2015 on HF.
01/10/2014: A group of Chilean amateurs operates the special event call CB1D until the end of the year to draw attention to the 30th anniversary of the scout group "Port of Iquique". QRV on HF in CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via XQ1FM (d/B), LoTW.