SPECIAL CALLS AND EVENTS                                                                                                                                 Up date 31 Juli 2015

 

 

                                               Onderaan de lijst staan de speciale calls geldig tot 31 december 2015 en later

 

 

 

20/09/2014: Special calls YO555BU, YP555BU, YQ555BU, and YR555BU all celebrate the 555th anniversary of Bucarest until 20 Sept. 2015. There is also an award available.

 

14/10/2014: DL0WRTC will be active until 13 October 2015, drawing attention to the WRTC 2018 event in Germany. QSL via DF1QR (d/B), LoTW, eQSL.  http://www.wrtc2018.de/

 

01/11/2014: Special call DC0LGST and Special DOK: LGS15 for the Landesgartenschau Thüringen 2015. Operation period: Nov 01 2014 until Oct 31 2015. Bands: all between 160m - 23cm. Modes: CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, PSK, JT65 (HF+EME)

 

01/12/2014: 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]

01/03/2015: 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: 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.

 

14/03/2015: YP10EURAO marks the 10th anniversary of EURAO until September 30. QSL via YO9KYO.

 

25/04/2015: The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli. Special callsign VK100ANZAC will be in use between 25 April and 20 December "for significant event dates covering all conflicts where Australian forces have been involved from WW1". State and Territory special callsigns (VI1ANZAC, VI2ANZAC, VI3ANZAC, etc) are available on a roster basis until the conclusion of the WIA Remembrance Day contest (15-16 August). Complete information on the ANZAC centenary commemoration can be found on the Wireless Institute of Australia's website at: www.wia.org.au/newsevents/anzaccentenary/about/ [425 DX News]

 

01/05/2015: Special Calls II2EXPO, IR2EXPO, IO2EXPO and II5EXPO for the Expo Milano 2015. On air from 1 May to 31 October 2015.

 

01/05/2015: "The 10th IARU Region3 ARDF Championships" is held in Gunma, Japan this year. For detail   http://www.jarl.com/reg3ardf2015  8N13ARDF  is a special event station commemorates the Championships and operates from  May 1 to September 30 in 2015. We will send QSL card of this station via JARL Buro.  We do not require your QSL card. If you need QSL card direct.  Please send your QSL or QSO-data to JA1SVP  with  SAE+$2 or IRC.

 

01/05/2015: Special call SN0HS is devoted to Henryk Sienkiewicz - Nobel Prize- winninig novelist, author of novel QUO VADIS and to commemorate the 169th Anniversary of his birthday. activity begining from 1st may till 30th September. Henryk Sienkiewicz was born on May 5, 1846 in Wola Okrzejska, small village in Lukow district Eastern Part of Poland. SN0HS - activity takes place from different locations of district (SPPAward - LW) and the main location in the Henryk Sienkiewicz Museum in Wola Okrzejska - Community of Krzywda, (PGAward - LW04).

 

06/05/2015: This is the SP5POT Club's occasional radio station SN2015PPJB which is working on the occasion of Polish Junior Cup Baggi the Rallycross in Słomczyn near Grójec city. We are working from 6th May to 8th August 2015.

 

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. Er word ook een award uitgegeven maar op de site staat niet duidelijk wat men daar voor nodig heeft. http://yl800tm.rigaspilsdievmate.eu/

 

01/06/2015: Friends of the award programmes DCI, IFFA, and WAP will meet on September 19 and 20. IR1DCI draws attention to this meeting on the air between June 1 and September 30 on HF (SSB, CW, RTTY, and PSK). The call will be active /p from a number of references for DCI (Diploma Castelli Italia), WCA (World Castles Award), DAI (Diploma Abbazie Italia), and WWFF/IFFA. QSL via IK1GPG.    http://www.dcia.it/index.php/meeting/meeting-2015

 

10/06/2015: S560T is a special event station of Radioclub I. Cankar Vrhnika. Will be active from June 10. till Aug. 31. 2015 on all HF bands! Radioclub I. Cankar - S59T, S59EIJ, S53DIJ celebrate 60 years of on air acitivity! Radioclub itself is older but first on air acitivity was made in 1955 as YU3EIJ. Nowadays we are active mostly in contests as S59T. QSL is OK via bureau. No LOTW or eQSL, sorry!

 

28/06/2015: The following stations operate in the context of an award programme "Literary Heritage of Russia", honouring the memory from 28 June to 28 September 2015 of the following Russian writers:

R2015AK - Alexander Akulinin               R2015AS - Sergei Aksakov                   R2015BE - Eugene Baratynsky              R2015BK - Konstantin Balmont                         R2015C  - Anton Tschechow                 R2015DG - Gabriel Derzhavin                         R2015DS - Sergei Dovlatov                  R2015EP - Pyotr Yershov                     R2015GV - Vladimir Giljarovsky                   R2015KI - Ivan Kuchin               R2015KK - Kaisyn Guliyev                    R2015KM - Mustai Karim                         R2015KV - Velimir Khlebnikov               R2015L  - Michail Lermontow                R2015LY - Jahr der Literatur                        R2015NE - Yevgeny Nosov                  R2015NS - Shore Nogmov                    R2015P  - Alexander Puschkin                        R2015PB - Bekmurza Pachev                R2015SA - Ali Shogentsukov                R2015SB - Strugatsky Brueder                        R2015SM - Michail Scholochow                        R2015TA - Alexei Tolstoi                       R2015TL - Lyudmila Tatyanicheva                R2015VV - Vladimir Vysotsky               R2015ZE - Yevgeny Zamyatin.     http://www.r2015ly.ru/

 

01/07/2015:The special event stations OE2XXM and OE5XXM (special ADL 553) will operate throughout July and September in the context of the two International Amateur Radio Meetings in Gosau. QRV on HF (focus on 80/40m), 2m, 70cm. QSL via bureau.

 

01/07/2015: Starting from 1 of July 2013 till 30 of September a special Event Station HF21BSC will be on the air. We  would like to invite you to join us celebrating the 21 Boleslawiec Ceramic Days. Between 19-23 of August, we will transmit from City Center – during the celebration of Ceramic Days in Boleslawiec.

 

01/07/2015: The VERON section A57 celebrate the 600th anniversary of the town Schagen with the call PI600SRA until the end of July, and between September 3 and 30. QSL via bureau, eQSL.

 

10/07/2015: On the occasion of the birth of the great scientist Nikola Tesla - July 10, during the period from July 10th  to August 10th  2015, the Radio Club "Nikola Tesla" E74BYZ from Banja Luka, will be active as E7TESLA. QSL direct via E77E or E7 QSL bureau. Also OK via e-QSL e74byz@hotmail.com

 

10/07/2015: In 2015 he is falling 690. anniversary of the existence of the Catholic Parish St Matthias in Andrychow. On this occasion on days from 10.07.2015 - 05.08.2015 will be working occasional HF690PMA station. Please to send QSL cards by the PZK bureau - well 31 as HF690PMA via SP9KUP.

 

15/07/2015: Special Call LZ100AJ in honor of Assen Jordanoff, 100th anniversary of first Bulgarian-made airplane. Active 15th of July - 15th of August 2015.

 

26/07/2015: The UBA section RSX and the French radioclub F5KFL are planning a Belgian-French expedition from 26 July 2015 until 02 August 2015 to commemorate their 22 years of friendship. This expedition will be the 11th gathering and takes place in Saint Sauveur in the province of Hainaut (West Belgium). About 20 Belgian and French operators will be QRV on all HF and VHF bands with several stations in SSB, CW and Digital modes with the special callsign OS22F. OS: special prefix, 22: 22 years we are twin radioclubs, F: "Friends". Their QTH is located on a reference ON Flora Fauna: "Natural Park of the Hills" located in the "Pays des Collines" (WWFF ONFF-0218). QSL via the bureau is preferred. Website: www.on4rsx.net/ [UBA HF News]

 

31/07/2015: GB1PF will be active from Fort Purbrock, a historic site of defense" between July 31 and August 2. QSL only via bureau, eQSL.   http://fparc.org.uk/gb1pf.php

 

01/08/2015: Franck/F4DTO and Patrick/F4GFE are going to put TM200EN on the air on 1 to 2 august, 3 to 4 & 18 to 20 september 2015.  QSOs count towards the Napoleon Award. QSL via F4DTO (d/B).

 

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

 

01/08/2015: PW70FEB marks the end of WWII during August. QSL via PS7AB (d/B),  LoTW, eQSL.

 

01/08/2015: Special call SN0ABK commemorates the Battle near Kaluzowka 71 years ago during August. QSL via SP9MZX (d/B).

 

01/08/2015: UE73D (QTH Dikson on the main land) and UE73DI on Dickson Island, AS-005 will be active from August 1 to 25 to mark the defence of Dickson 73 years ago during WWII. From August 26 to September 30 The special calls R100D (main land) and R100DI (on the island) celebrate the 100th anniversary of island's settlement. QSL for all calls via RD0B (d).

 

02/08/2015: PC15SAIL will be on air from 2 until 29 august 2015. This will not be a wide-scaled operation but rather a small one-man activation during this period to bring the Amsterdam "SAIL 2015" Tall Ships event under the attention of radio-amateurs all over the world. More information on the Sailing-event may be found at https://vimeo.com/85519874  About QSL-ing: there will be a REAL qsl-card, that is: such an old-fashioned piece of paper showing our call-signs and the qso-details... there will be NO LOTW-upload and NO eQSL ! The best (and preferred way) to get our QSL is via Air Mail to the above-mentioned address. Please include some kind of return postage.... cards received without sufficient postage will be answered via bureau !

 

06/08/2015: A number of special TC100 callsigns are being used to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. All of them will be activated on 6-10 August: TC100A, TC100GLB, TC100GP, TC100GS, TC100KT and TC100VKZL will be located on the Gallipoli Peninsula (European Turkey), while TC100K, TC100B, TC100TC and TC100E will be on the Asian side of the Dardanelles. See www.goncasuyu.org/ for further information. [425 DX News]

 

07/08/2015: From 7-10th August 2015, in Eisenborn, in the Luxembourg city neighborhood, will be active an International YL team using the special callsign LX9YL. The team will consist of: Dora HB9EPE, Johanna DJ5YL, Mado F1EOY, Christine F4GDI, Claudine F5JER, Sylvie F4HJC, Tina DL5YL, Evelyne F5RPB, and Sophie F4DHQ. Three stations will be settled and will cover the 160 to 6m band range in CW, SSB and Digital (PSK31, 63, 125 and RTTY). The logs will be uploaded on Club Log as frequently as possible. QSL via the Luxemburger bureau to RL and managed by Philippe/LX2A. More information on the activity website (under consruction) at: - YL France (www.ref-union.net/yls/fr/lx9yl) and - Radioamateurs du Luxembourg [R.L.] (www.rlx.lu/). [F5NQL]

 

08/08/2015: A totally rocking festival amateur radio station OG1FEST is touring around Finland. Catch us on air during following events: Saaristo Open  -  5.-6.6.2015, Sieravuoren Juhannus  -  19.-21.6.2015, Peräkorpirock  -  8.-9.8.2015. More events are added as soon as we get them confirmed! Look on: http://www.qrz.com/db/OG1FEST   73 de OG1FEST crew!

 

14/08/2015: Members of the "RADIO CLUB URUGUAYO" will be active as CW1R (ILLW Special Event Callsign) from Punta del Este Lighthouse (ARLHS URU 008, ILLW UY 0005, Grid Loc. GF25ma) during the upcoming Inter-national Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend between August 14-16th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes with at least two stations on the air. QSLs for this activity are via the Bureau or direct to: Radio Club Uruguayo, P.O.Box 37, 11000, Montevideo, URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA (w/SAE and 1 new IRC or 2 green stamps).

01/09/2015: Special Promote Callsign PD2Ø15GH for the Green Heart of the Netherlands from 01-09-2015 to 28-09-2015

 

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.

 

11/09/2015: Special event station GB75BB for the Battle of Britain. Activity from  11 September for 28 days .QSL via buro if needed please send email with request to gw4ezw@fsnet.co.uk

 

12/09/2015: Brede Steam ARS set a team to operate CHOTA every year.  This year we have been granted an NOV for the call sign GB2STG.  We will be operating from St. Georges Church in Brede.  It will be held on the 12th September 2015. All QSL cards through GB1FBS - permanent special event call sign for the First Brede Scouts.

 

19/09/2015: Leden van de REF Radio Club Varennois, F5KEK zullen het bijzonder roepteken TM277DA activeren ter gelegenheid van de definitieve sluiting van de militaire basis in Varennes-sur-Allier (Air Detachment 277). Ze zullen in de lucht komen op 19-20 september. QSL bureau via F5KEK. (TNX UBA)

 

19/09/2015: Special call GB4GNW of the Sands Contest Group are proud to support the Great North Air Ambulance Charity for the International Air Ambulance week 2015, from the dates 19th-27th September 2015 we shall be active from our contest location in Low Bentham. Please also visit http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IAW/index.htm to read also about the International Air Ambulance Week, Our entry No : A027

 

01/10/2015: Special Call PA70UN from October 1th - 28th 2015 to Celebrating 70 years United Nations. Also operating from UN The Hague: International Court of Justice, Peace Palace. QSL via PA1UN

 

01/10/2015: Special call PI70VERON will be activated during the month of October 2015  to celebrate 70 years VERON, Dutch national radio society.

 

12/10/2015: From 12-18th October 2015 the North American QRP CW Club (NAQCC) will be celebrating the club's 11th anniversary with special event stations located all over the country. The callsigns will be N1A, N2A, N3A, N4A, N5A, N6A, N7A, N8A, N9A, and N0A. Additional information can be found at: www.naqcc.info/main_n3a.html [NAQCC]

 

17/10/2015: The School Amateur Radio Club SP3PGR (Szkolny Klub Krotkofalowcow SP3PGR) active in the Garment Industry School Complex, Junior High School No. 1 in Poznan (Zespol Szkol Odziezowych, Gimnazjum nr 1) is organized from October 17 to October 25, 2015 special event station SN1956PW to celebrate the anniversary of the tragic events of Poland history - Poznan June 1956 and Hungary history - The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 (in Hungarian: 1956-os Forradalom). The action is part of the anniversary celebrations organized by the Poznan City

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 qsl@oz90iaru.dk 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 Fuyo Kondankai Amateur Radio Club (JI1YTF) celebrates its 35th anniversary with the call 8J1FUYO. QRV until the end of the year 2015 on 160m to 23cm on SSB, CW, and digital modes. QSL via bureau, LoTW,  eQSL.

 

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: 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: 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: 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 are celebrating their club's 45th anniversary until the end of 2015. They run the club station calls YT45CW and YU45CW, in addition all members are allowed to modify their prefix to include 45 (e.g., Fex, YU45DX). The club also issues an award for contacts. QSLs for both club calls via YU1MM.  http://www.qrz.com/db/yu45dx

 

01/03/2015: Special Event Station DL1965WH to celebrates the "Double Jubilee", 50 Years AfuGrpBWStO Daun & DL1WH. Period: 01.03.2015 - 29.02.2016. Activity-modes: CW & SSB. Responsibility: DL1WH. QSL: not before 01.03.2016 !!! after that via bureau or direct via DL1WH. Die Amateurfunkgruppe der Bundeswehr am Standort Daun (AfuGrpBWStO Daun) begeht in diesem Jahr ihr 50-jähriges Jubiläum! Sie ist damit nachweislich die älteste Einrichtung ihrer Art innerhalb der Streitkräfte! Obwohl der Grundstein schon im Jahre 1961 beim damaligen FmBtl 51 in Bergisch-Gladbach gelegt wurde, gründete sich die Gruppe erst nachhaltig in Folge der Verlegung des Bataillons im Jahre 1965 in Daun. Nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten mussten sich viele Dinge im Laufe der Jahre erst „erkämpft“ werden, denn der Amateurfunk war (und ist) innerhalb der Bundeswehr eine Betreuungseinrichtung der besonderen Art. Diese aufrecht zu erhalten bedarf großer Anstrengungen und einem langen Durchhaltewillen, denn wie überall lässt der Support für solche Einrichtungen aus betriebswirtschaftlichen Gesichtspunkten stark nach. Aber auch die personelle Unterstützung ist ein wichtiger Faktor - wer kennt das nicht von jeder „normalen“ Clubstation … oft ist die Schließung solcher Einrichtungen mit den dazugehörigen Gruppen die zwangsläufige Folge. Über den langen Zeitraum haben Generationen von Wehrpflichtigen, die in der Heinrich-Hertz-Kaserne in Daun ihren z.T. bis 15-monatigen Wehrdienst abgeleistet haben und im Besitz einer Amateurfunklizenz waren, ihre knappe und unregelmäßige Freizeit infolge des Wechselschichtdienstes in der Amateurfunkgruppe verbracht. Aber auch Zeit- und Berufssoldaten sowie zivile Mitarbeiter bzw. Lehrgangsteilnehmer fanden hier eine Heimstatt für ihr faszinierendes Hobby. Nach einigen notwendigen Umzügen innerhalb der Liegenschaft, vielen zigtausend Funkkontakten, zwei erfolgreich durchgeführten Amateurfunklehrgängen, mehreren Ausstellungsbetrieben, interessanten Funk-Expeditionen nach Morokulien und zweimal zum Europarat nach Strasbourg, dem Betreiben der Sonderstationen „50 Jahre Bundeswehr - DR5ØBUND“ und „60 Jahre NATO - DR6ØNATO“, Besuch von vielen Amateurfunkausstellungen, Messen und Treffen und summa sumarum unzähligen Arbeitsstunden, blicken wir auf erfolgreiche 50 Jahre zurück. Nachdem Hans-Dieter Traxel (DK5PZ) als jahrzehntelanger Leiter und Macher der Einrichtung im Jahr 2014 in den verdienten Ruhestand gegangen ist und das QRL somit verlassen hat, übernahm der langjährige stellv. Leiter Volker Schnitzius (DL1WH) dieses Amt und wird versuchen, es im besten Sinne für den Amateurfunk weiterzuführen. Da auch er im Jahre 2015 das gleiche Jubiläum begehen wird wie die AfuGrpBWStO Daun, wurde aus diesem Anlass bei der Bundesnetzagentur in Dortmund das Sonderrufzeichen DL1965WH beantragt und genehmigt. Ab dem 01. März 2015 wird dieses ungewöhnliche Rufzeichen für ein Jahr lang auf den Funkbändern erscheinen und in den Betriebsarten Sprechfunk-Einseitenband (SSB) sowie Telegrafie (CW) auf das „Doppel-Jubiläum“ hinweisen. QSL-Karten werden erst nach Ablauf der Rufzeichenzuteilung im Jahre 2016 versendet! Dieser Austausch erfolgt wie immer zuverlässig über das QSL-Büro des DARC. Direktanfragen bitte nur in Ausnahmefällen, die Beantwortung erfolgt in Ermangelung von QSL-Karten in 2015 ebenfalls erst im Jahre 2016!

 

01/03/2015: 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.

 

01/04/2015: The Swiss USKA joins the celebrations 90th Anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union with the special callsign HB90IARU until the end of the year. QSL via HB9JOE (B), LoTW, eQSL.

 

01/04/2015: AT150ITU is a special event station (SES) commemorating 150 years of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). This callsign has been granted to the Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI) by the Wireless Planning & Coordination (WPC) wing of the Ministry of Telecommunications & IT, Govt. of India for use by all members of ARSI.  Various VU radio amateurs will be signing AT15ØITU on air from April through December 2015 on all the HF bands on various modes. A special QSL card will be printed later in the year and QSLs will be processed via buro based on OQRS requests; direct QSLs via VU2CDP. All QSOs will be automatically confirmed electronically via ARRL's Logbook of The World (LoTW) and eQSL. More details will be published here as well as on the ARSI website.

 

 

01/05/2015: Special call DM700BURG (special DOK 700BRG) celebrates the 700th anniversary of the village Burg on the air until 30 April 2016. The stations location is part of DLFF-030. One highlight of the celebrations will be a fox-hunt with canoes on June 20. QSL via DF1XC (d/B), LoTW.

 

01/05/2015: Members of the Regionalis Radios Sportklub Puspokladany (HA0KHW) celebrate their club's 45th anniversary with the call HA45KHW until the year's end. QRV on HF on CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK, and SSTV. QSL via bureau, ClubLog OQRS.

 

01/05/2015: The lightship Amrumbank/Deutsche Bucht was built 100 years ago. DR100MF celebrates this jubilee on the air until 31 March 2016. On June 20 operators will take to see and sign DR100MF/mm. They also plan to participate in the ILLW (with the special DOK ILLW15). QSOs  also count 10 points for the lighthouse award. QSL via DJ6ZJ (d/B).  http://www.darc.de/distrikte/i/diplome/leuchtfeuer-diplom/

 

01/05/2015: Special Call JV150ITU celebrates the union's anniversary on the air until the end of 2015. QSL via JT1CD (d), LoTW.

 

04/05/2015: Special call OL750CB celebrates the 750th anniversary of Ceske Budjovice on the air and with an award until the year's end. QSL via bureau, eQSL.

 

13/05/2015: 20. Anniversary of Old Timer Club SARA. Special station OM20OTC will be active till 31.12.2015 and will be manned by Slovak hams from various region of Slovakia

 

15/05/2015: From 15. may 2015 S59AV will use in HF / VHF special callsign S530AZV to celebrate 30 years of CW activity on amateur radio bands. The special callsign expires 31.12.2015

 

01/06/2015: The ham club ON4OSA celebrates its 80th anniversary with the call ON80OSA until 26 February 2016. The group also offers a special award in this context. QSL via bureau.

 

01/06/2015:OR90VL is a special callsign for the 90th Anniversary of the UBA-LGE Club of Liège. The club was created on June 25th 1925. This special callsign is valid from June 1st to December 31th 2015. The station will be active on SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK from 80 to 10m during this period. QSL Info: Via. Bureau to ON5VL. Via Direct to ON6DP (Paul)

 

01/06/2015: Special event station 8J1JOCV for 50th anniversary of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers. Operation period :  From June st, 2015 to March 31st 2016. Operated by the member of JOCV-NET Amateur radio club. QSL VIA JARL Buro Or Direct. QSL MGR JR1EMO SASE2IRC. Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) program celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Since the first JOCVs were dispatched to Laos in 1965, the program has continued to answer calls for assistance from governments of developing countries, training and sending eager young volunteers to share their skills and knowledge in local communities around the world.

 

01/06/2015: Section A.R.I. Como to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the IARU (International Amateur Radio Union), will be the special call II2IARU until 31 December 2015 with a special QSL. (Manager IK2AQZ).

 

01/06/2015: The following stations celebrate ARI's international year of light until the year's end from Italian observatories: II0IYL from Monte Mario in Rom, II1IYL from Pino Torinese in Torino, II3IYL from Asiago e di Cima Ekar in Padova , II8IYL from Capodimonte in Napoli.  An award will also be available. QSLs via bureau, OQRS.

01/06/2015: Special Call EM140Y celebrates the founding of the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University 140 years ago. QRV until May 31, 2016 on HF, with a particular effort during October 2015. QSL via US2YW (d/B),   ClubLog OQRS.

 

01/06/2015: The ARI section in Merano celebrates its 40th anniversary with the call IQ3MP until the end of the year. QRV on HF on SSB, CW, and digital modes. All QSOs will be confirmed with a special QSL via bureau and eQSL. http://freeweb.dnet.it/arimerano/

 

17/06/2015: Members of the DARC club "Steinhuder Meer" (DOK H35) use the call DR150MM (special DOM 150MM) until 16 June 2016 to celebrate Wilhelm Busch's creation of "Max and Moritz", a series of illustrated German tales for children, and one of the forerunners of comic strips. The work has been translated into over 200 languages. During October the group plans to work from Busch's place of birth. QSL via bureau.   http://www.150-jahre-max-und-moritz.de/

 

01/07/2015: Special Event Call DQ25JAHRE for 25 years day of the German unity. Unity celebration from the 2nd to the 4th of October in Frankfurt. Call is ON AIR from 01.07.2015 to 31.12.2015.

 

01/07/2015: Members of the radio club Kobarid (S59DAJ) call attention to the Battles of the Isonzo during WW I with the call S5100WW. QRV between July 1 and 30 June 2016.

 

11/07/2015: Isumi city 10 years anniversary special event station 8J1ISMC. QRV:  From  11 July 2015  to  31 March 2016. QSL card via Bureau only    "One way"   Please don't send your QSL card. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isumi  Three towns of Isumi, Ohara, and Misaki were merged to form Isumi City on 5th December , 2005.