SPECIAL CALLS AND EVENTS Up date 27 Maart 2015
Onderaan de lijst staan de speciale calls geldig tot 31 december 2015 en later
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]
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.
01/04/2014: Special event station 8J1FC is currently QRV on all bands and modes until 31 March 2015 to celebrate 60th Anniversary of Fuchu-city. QSL via the bureau.
01/04/2014: Special event station 8J1TGN is currently QRV on all bands and modes until 31 March 2015 to celebrate 60th Anniversary of Togane-city. QSL via the bureau.
09/04/2014: Special station 8J2CU5X to celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Chubu University. QRV until 31 March 2015.
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
05/05/2014: Special event station 8J2VE is QRV on all bands and modes until 31 March 2015 to celebrate 20th Anniversary of ARRL/VEC NAGOYA VE TEAM. QSL via the bureau.
07/05/2014: Special station 8J4HKR to celebrates 10th Anniversary of Newly-Consolidated Hikari-city. QRV until 31 March 2015.
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
07/06/2014: Special station 8N4KT to celebrates 10th Anniversary of Kibichuo-town. QRV until 31 March 2015.
29/06/2014: Special station 8J3TENRI to celebrates 60th Anniversary of Tenri-city. QRV until 31 March 2015.
01/04/2014: Special event station 8J1TGN is currently QRV on all bands and modes until 31 March 2015 to celebrate 60th Anniversary of Togane-city. QSL via the bureau.
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.
01/07/2014: Special station 8J125SSI celebrates the 125th Anniversary of Shisui-town. QRV from 1 July to 31 March 2015.
01/08/2014: Special station 8N1KINU for the The Designation of the Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites as a World Heritage Site. QRV from 1 August to 31 March 2015.
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.
01/09/2014: 8N150KC celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the city Kokubunji. QRV until 31 March 2015; QSLs automatically via bureau, eQSL. http://8n150kc.jimdo.com/
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.
01/10/2014: 8J160KSW celebrates the 60th anniversary of the town Kashiwa until 31 March 2015 on HF.
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/
27/10/2014: Special event station 8J310KTG is currently QRV on all bands and modes until 27 March 2015 to celebrate 10th Anniversary of Kyotango-city. QSL via the bureau.
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]
01/12/2014: Look for special event station 8J7DRS
to be active on all HF bands and modes between 1st
December 2014 and 31 March 2015 for the 3rd
United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Sendai, island
of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376). QSL via the JARL Bureau, preferred.
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: Special call XL3T for the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Maple Leaf Flag (1965-2015). QRV in February/March 2015.
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: Valdi, SP9MZX will be QRV as SN100KO until March 31st (possibly longer) to remember the 100th anniversary of the death of Karol Olszewski. QSL via SP9MZX (d/B).
01/03/2015: The radioclub "Grodziski Klub Krotkofalowcow" (SP5PMU) will celebrate their 20th anniversary with the call sign 3Z20PMU. A special award is available. Every QSO will be confirmed by eQSL automatically; paper QSLs can be requested via bureau. Station is QRV until 31 March 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: On the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of the Monte San Salvatore fnicolar, members of the Tera Radio Club will transmit, from 1 to 31 March, 2015 with the Call: HB125FMS
01/03/2015: Ronaldo, PS7AB, will activate
special event station PR70FEB between March
1-31th. 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 different 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
01/03/2015: 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: Special call PD70BZH to remember 70 years bombardment of Bezuidenhout, area of the city The Hague on March 3rd, 1945. Active from 1 - 28 march 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: Special event station LZ137LO honours the Bulgarian independence 137 years ago until the end of the month March. QSL via LZ1KZA.
01/03/2015: On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Kopling Family charity in Buchholz/Nordheide, the special event callsign DA0KOL with special DOK 50KFBU will be QRV in March on all bands. QSLs automatic via bureau.
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.
01/03/2015: Special event callsign 8N1MOMO will be on the air on the occasion of the 39. Koga Momo Festival (AS-007, WLOTA 2376) from March 1st to April 6th. QSL via bureau.
01/03/2015: The 450th anniversary of Rio de Janeiro will be celebrated with the special event callsign PQ450RIO in the month of March on HF. QSL via PY1AA (d/B). http://www.rio450anos.com.br/
11/03/2015: From 13 to 20 March 2015 are Masters World Cup 2015 cross country ski in Syktyvkar: http://mwc2015.ru/en/ SRR Regional Office of the Komi Republic from 11 to 31 March 2015 shall days of activity, dedicated to this event with the special call R35MWC. Established award: Master World Cup - 2015. To obtain the award you need to dial 35 points. QSO count from 11 to 31 March with radio amateurs Komi (R8X, R9X). Points are awarded: R35MWC - 5 points; All R8X, R9X - 3 points. Repeated QSO allowed on different bands and on the same band - different modes. Application for award sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org Awards are available in electronic form, and can be downloaded from the website: http://srr.komi.ru/contest/35mwc/award/ QSL can be obtained through the bureau, directly, or OQRS: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/R35MWC
14/03/2015: YP10EURAO marks the 10th anniversary of EURAO until September 30. QSL via YO9KYO.
16/03/2015: Special call UE1SE to celebrate anniversary of reunion of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia. Activity on 16-31 march 2015 from different RDA districts in Crimea and Sevastopol
27/03/2015: Special call VC2M to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Montreal Ham radio Club VE2UMS. Operation will be made from march 27 to march 30 2015, on 10 to 80m bands.
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.
28/03/2015: On 28 and 29 March 2015, several members of the Radio Club operators Carthago, put in the air the special callsign EH5SSC from Cartagena, to publicize the events of Holy Week taking place in that city. QSL direct only via EA5RCB.
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: Special Event Station PA70ASN to Commemorating 70 years of Liberation of Assen From 1-04-2015 Till 28-04-2015.
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: 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
02/04/2015: Drs. H. Sunjaya Purwadisastra, MM, M.Si The Regent of Cirebon enounce congratulation for all your participation in order Cirebon Regency 533 commemorative, we are highly appreciate of our togetherness and ham communication with Special Call YE533KC.
04/04/2015: This is a magical time when hundreds of flying objects outside the imagination of the participants, across the sky in Châtelaillon-Plage. Giants, static kites, night flight, pinwheels ... This festival is mainly family and offers during the three days of fun and surprises for young and older children. " On 4,5 and 6 April 2015 is celebrated the Festival Du Cerf-Volant Et Du Vent with the special call TM17CV. QSL via F8FZC.
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.
05/04/2015: Special event station YB200T Tambora greets the world. To promote tourism to Nusa Tenggara Barat Province, the local authority has launched a year long program to commemorate the 200th year anniversary of Mt. Tambora eruption. The program will culminate on April 11 2015. Planned activities include arts and cultures presentation from Nusa Tenggara Barat, traditional and modern music, as well as sports and adventures. The latter will feature Tambora Bike (408 km from Mataram to Doro Ncanga at the foot of Mt. Tambora), Trans-Sumbawa Long Distance Run (320 km that must be completed in under 64 hours), and Tambora Marathon which will include a round trip hike of the volcano. The provincial ORARI (Orda NTB) under the leadership of YB9GV and YB9KA will activate a special event station between April 5-11 2015, starting around 12Z every local evenings with participations from local ORARI members.
08/04/2015: GB2AES is a one day call 8 April 2015 to mark the 75 th aniversary. During World War II, this station was instrumental in detecting, and giving early warning, of a large scale attack on the British Home Fleet at Scapa Flow in Orkney. Had it not been for this warning provided by the radar operator on the evening of 8th April 1940, the consequences may have been grave indeed for the British Naval fleet.
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: International Maritime Radio Day 2015 - The annual Maritime Radio Day is being held 14th April (1200z) to 15th April (2200z) this year, info at this site: www.trafficlist.net/mrd/
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 )
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.
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]
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.
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: 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: 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.
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.
03/05/2015: For the 150e anniversary of ITU:
from France: TM150ITU
from May 3rd to 17th
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.
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
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)
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 email@example.com 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. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
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!