SPECIAL CALLS AND EVENTS Up date 23 Januari 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.
01/03/2014: 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 Radioamatører). 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.
01/04/2014: 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.
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.
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.
18/07/2014: To 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. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
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/
13/09/2014: Members of the North Kent Radio Society draw attention to the history of Hall Place, a former stately home and communications centre during WWII, with the call GB0SFE. QRV until 15 March 2015.
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)
01/11/2014: Members of the South Pacific Contest Club (VK3HF) run the special event call VI16AC in the context of the 16th Asian Football Cup between Nov. 1 and 31 January 2015. QSL via VK3HF
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: Special call AU1SV from India, will be active from 01/12/2014 to 31/01/2015, to comemorate 151st birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, on 12th Jan 2015. Operator: VU2SMS -Manju, Panaji, GOA,INDIA. QSL manager: VU2SMS. QSL direct with SASE (No IRC's please). QRV on 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m,.Modes: SSB, PSK31, With regards and Namaste, de Manju-VU2SMS
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.
07/12/2014: For the 14th West Japan Ham Fair, Kyushu Shima [shima = island] (AS-077,
WLOTA 0963) special event station 8J6HAM will be active on all HF bands and modes,
plus the satellites, from 7th December 2014 until 1st
March 2015. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
28/12/2014: Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society members will be celebrating the New Year 2015 with a series of special event stations. GB0HNY - Brian G0BFJ, GB1HNY - Darran G0BWB, GB2HNY - Richard M0RBG ( WAB SE11 - LOC IO93CP ), GB4HNY - Darryl - M0WIS, GB5HNY Gerald G3SDY, GB8HNY - Geoff M0OYZ. All the stations are being run by members of Denby Dale ARS from 28th December until 24th January 2015 and whilst we are not issuing any QSL cards you can claim a special commemorative certificate for working 5 stations by sending your list of contacts via email only to Darran G0BWB: firstname.lastname@example.org . We are making a small charge of £3.00 which will go towards club funds and payment will be via PayPal with full details on GB1HNY QRZ.com page.
01/01/2015: Members of the club station RU3AWH honour the 120th birthday of Alexander L. Mintz, a renowned high-power broadcasting scientist, with the call R120AM. QRV until February 27. QSL via RU3AWH. http://www.rdrclub.ru/news-radio/rdrc-news/254-r120am
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 South Pacific Contest Club (VK3HF) will be active as VK16AC on 1-31 January to celebrate the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, the 16th edition of the international football (soccer) tournament organised by the Asian Football Confederation. QSL via M0OXO (please use the OQRS on www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/ for bureau cards). [TNX VK3FY]
01/01/2015: Special call PQ60ICN to celebrate the 60 years of the Yacht Club of Natal, will be on air throughout the month of January 2015. QSL via PS7GL, Direct, Bureau and LOTW
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: Members of the Delta Amateur Radio Society are going to commemorate the 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada, during January with the call VC7SJAM. QRV on HF on many modes. A special QSL will be sent via bureau. http://deltaamateurradio.com/sjam/
Members of the Kingston Amateur Radio Club join this celebration with the call VG3SJAM. Kingston was Macdonald's hometown and the first capital of Canada. http://ve3kbr.com/karc/vg3sjam.htm
01/01/2015: TC100GLB 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.
07/01/2015: Rony/PS7AB commemorates the end of WWII from 07 to 31.Jan.2015 with the call PP70FEB. The suffix refers to the Forca Expedicionaria Brasileira which fought on the Allieds' side. QRV on 40, 20, 17, 15, and 10m on SSB. QSL via PS7AB (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.
07/01/2015: Special callsign EH5CAC, from the day 07/01/2015 until 17/02/2015, which we will use all the Amateur Radio license with, in the station installed in the exhibition "COMMUNICATING" (of smoke signals to satellites), in the "Museo Principe Felipe" in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia (Spain). The licenses of the callsign for this type of activity, have a duration of 30 days and from the 21/01/2015 and until 21/02/2015 will be the new indicative EG5MPF
11/01/2015: Special event station 8N8SSF
will be QRV on all bands and modes between 11th
January and 11th February, 2015 to celebrate the
66th Sapporo Snow Festival, Ishikari (Hokkaido Prefecture, Ishikari
Subprefecture), island of Hokkaido (AS-078, WLOTA 2967), Japan. QSL via the
Bureau. Information about the Snow Festival can be found at: www.snowfes.com/english/
15/01/2015: Between January 15 and 31 the following stations are celebrating the 77th birthday of Vladimir Vysotsky (actor, poet, and singer): RA77VV, RT77VV, UE77VV, and UE77WW. There is also an award available. QSL RA77VV via RW0UM, RT77VV via RZ9UF, UE77VV via R4AAT (d/B), UE77WW via R7TW. http://vv77.hamlog.ru/
24/01/2015: Members of the Bittern DX Group of North Norfolk plan to operate from the Sheringham Lifeboat Station on Jan. 24/25 and Jan. 31/Feb.1 with the call GB5SLB (WW Loc. JO02ow, WAB TG14). QSL via M0SHK (d/B). https://www.justgiving.com/BDXG/
24/01/2015: GB4TLB will be active from 24th January through to 30th January 2015 to celebrate the work of the RNLI and the maritime emergency services as part of SOS Radio Week
01/02/2015: Look for special callsign CG350F to be QRV on all bands and modes to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Maple Leaf Flag from 1st February until 1st March 2015. QSL via VE3RHE direct, LoTW or via the Bureau. See: www.canada-150th.ca/
01/02/2015: Look for special event station TM60TAAF
to be on air in February 2015 on the following
dates: 1st, 6-8th, 13-17th, 19-22nd and 27-28th.
Activity is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of French
Southern Antarctic Territory (FSAT/TAAF) founding in 1955. The FSAT/TAAF
territory includes 8 DXCC: - Amsterdam, Crozet and Kerguelen Islands (3), -
Adelie Land /Antarctica (1), - Europa, Glorioso, Juan de Nova, Tromelin islands
06/02/2015: A special event station PA70OV from February 6 - 7 and 8, 2015 to commemorating 70 years of freedom in our region "Operation Veritable". QSL-cards will be printed and sent after this event in the month of March 2015 via our Dutch QSL BURO or direct. Please follow these QSL instructions: http://www.pa2p.nl/pa70ov/qsl.html.
16/02/2015: Look for the 12th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) to take place between February 16-22th. This event is promoted by Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) <http://www.waponline.it> each year to improve the world-wide attention about the Antarctic Continent and its related matters, with the aim of staying close to the researchers and personnel who are spending their time away from home and families studying the Antarctic life and its secrets in the so many remote scientific stations in this icy continent. The WAP is also thankful for what the Nations and Research Foundations are doing to protect this still uncontaminated corner of the planet and to share a message of peace among the world. The AAW is a unique event world- wide where Hams (in any corner of the world) sign up and help promote the special attention given to the Antarctica. This worldwide event is open to all radio amateurs wishing to join them using a special callsign which help, promote the Antarctica. All SES with a WAP reference number will qualify for WAP ASEA (Antarctic Special events Award). The WAP Ref. number for any special callsign requested/issued for this occurrence can be provided upon request by sending an E-mail to I1HYW (QRZ.com). The list of participants is still open and is available at: http://www.waponline.it/AntarcticActivityWeek/tabid/113/Default.aspx
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: 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
22/03/2015: A special event amateur radio station OT70BULGE on the air to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Varsity. On the 16th of December 1944 began the Battle of the Bulge in the Belgian Ardennes. And on 24th of March 1945 began a huge airborne landing called Operation Varsity and Operation Plunder to cross the Rhine in Wesel Germany. Watch a video about operation Varsity and Plunder here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m_earvE5_0 At the 22nd of March 2015, American veterans and many of their sons and daughters and other relatives will come to Bastogne and Wesel to walk in their fathers footsteps and remember the 70th anniversary of these battles and the lost of so many peoples. To commemorate this event, on the 22nd of March 1945 an amateur radio station with a special call “OT70BULGE” will be on the air to make as many as possible contacts all over the world and will confirm every contact with a special QSL-card. This station will start around 10.00 o’clock AM local time and will work in SSB and CW on the bands 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters.
01/04/2015: Special Event Station PA70ASN to Commemorating 70 years of Liberation of Assen From 1-04-2015 Till 28-04-2015.
01/04/2014: 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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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/
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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 Station OL750CB to celebrating 750th Anniversary of the founding of the Ceske Budejovice city from 1 January, 2015 - 31 December, 2015.
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: 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).
01/02/2015: 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)