Site Search
 
SPECIAL EVENTS
SITE INDEX
DX Special Event Stations & Calls
2012 - Still Active

11/07/2012:  FINLAND - WORKED ALL US COUNTIES - OG3077F -
Henry, OH3JF, celebrates the achievement of his CQ county award with the special callsign OG3077F between 11 July 2012 and 3 April 2017. He has succeeded in working all 3077 counties of the United States in CW since 1987. QSL via OH3JF. [DX Newsletter]

2013 - Still Active

17/04/2013:  POLAND - VIRTUAL FIELD DIVISION OF PZK - SP73VOT -
The Polish club station call SP73VOT (Virtual Field Division of PZK) is on the air at least till 2016 and will be used for CW training sessions by its members. QSL via SP5PBE, bureau preferred and LoTW. [DXNL]

01/10/2013:  NEW ZEALAND - 90 YEARS OF KIWI DX - ZM90DX -
After World War 1 and with the banishment of radio amateurs to the supposedly "useless shorter wavelengths" an amazing period of radio exploration took place. Amateurs all over the globe soon learnt that far from being useless these wavelengths seem to allow communication over long distances. Amateurs in ZL were at the forefront of this activity with the first ZL to VK QSO in April 1923, and then world record distance QSOs between ZL and Argentina in May 1924, ZL and California in September 1924, ZL and Connecticut on the US east coast just weeks later, and the ultimate Z4AA Frank Bell's QSO with Cecil Goyder G2SZ in London on 18 October 1924. To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the record breaking activities of these early pioneers of Amateur Radio, ZM90DX will be on the air between 1 October 2013 and 31 October 2014 on all bands 1.8 MHz to 1.2 GHz and beyond in all modes. Activated by the Kiwi DX Group, an informal group of DXers and contest enthusiasts, ZM90DX will be used around New Zealand and a special commemorative QSL card will be available as well as an award program for contacts with ZL during this period. The QSL manager will be M0OXO. Further details can be found at: www.zm90dx.com/ [ZL3NB]

01/12/2013:  GERMANY - 50YRS HAM RADIO IN SCHWEDT - DM50PCK -
Special event station DM50PCK celebrates 50 years of amateur radio in Schwedt and also 50 years of the Russian Druzbha pipeline network terminating in Schwedt. QRV from 1 December 2013 until the end of November 2014. The local club also issues an award during that time. QSL via bureau, eQSL. Website and award information at: www.dl0pck.onpw.de/ [DXNL]

2014 -

01/01/2014:  ARGENTINA - ALBERTO URANO SILVA - AY1DZ -
Special callsign AY1DZ will be put on the air during the entire year 2014 in honour of Alberto Urano Silva, LU1DZ, who passed away in December 2013. QSL via LW3DG, LoTW and eQSL. Website: www.qrz.com/db/AY1DZ [DXNL]

01/01/2014:  BAHRAIN - YEAR OF ART - A91YA -
Special event station A91YA is QRV during 2014 during the context of the Year of Art. Operators will be Fawaz, A92AA and Ely, A93LT. QSL via IZ8CLM. [ARRL DX News]

01/01/2014:  BULGARIA - 60YRS RADIO CLUB PLOVDIV - LZ60KSP -
Radio amateurs in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, are celebrating 60 years of their club station LZ1KSP with the special callsign LZ60KSP and a corresponding award during the entire year 2014. QSL via LZ1JZ. The "60 years LZ1KSP" award is open to all radio amateurs and SWLs (award information can be found at: www.qrz.com/db/LZ60KSP?ref=386490026). [DXNL]

01/01/2014:  BULGARIA - ALL BULGARIAN SAINTS 2014 - VARIOUS -
Once again Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) will use twelve special callsigns throughout 2014 to honour as many different Bulgarian saints: LZ1375PRB (January), LZ1950SAS (February), LZ1246SIT (March), LZ1808SNS (April), LZ1555WNS (May), LZ1816PAS (June), LZ1810PPW (July), LZ1680MTS (August), LZ37MP (September), LZ1375IKA (October), LZ1164SIM (November) and LZ1784SMH (December). QSL via the bureau or direct to P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. Information on the "All Bulgarian Saints 2014" award can be found at: www.lz1kcp.com/ [425 DX News]

01/01/2014:  GERMANY - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRAC - DB50FIRAC -
Look for special event station DB50FIRAC to be active between 1st January and 31st December 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Federation Internationale des RadioAmateurs Cheminots". QSL via LoTW, by the bureau or eQSL. [OPDX Bulletin]

01/01/2014:  GERMANY - 60YRS OF DARC DX NEWSLETTER - DJ60DXMB -
Celebrating the 60th anniversary/birthday of the DARC DX Newsletter, the DARC DX and HF Contesting Committee is issuing a special award, as well as activating the special event callsign DJ60DXMB on all bands and modes during the entire year 2014. SDOK: 60DXMB. More details and info can be found at: www.qrz.com/db/DJ60DXMB [OPDX Bulletin]

01/01/2014:  GERMANY - S-DOK HERU14 - DL0HRS -
Club station DL0HRS has been assigned the special DOK HERU14 for 2014. QSL via bureau. [DXNL]

01/01/2014:  GERMANY - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRAC - DL60JMZ -
To celebrate DARC Mainz Chapter's (DL0MZ) 60th anniversary, special callsign DL60JMZ (DOK 60K07) will used from 1 January to 31 December 2014. QSL via the DARC bureau. [425 DX News]

01/01/2014:  GERMANY - EAST AND WEST GERMAN BORDER OPENS - DQ25GRENZE -
DQ25GRENZE (special DOK 25DE) is a special event call going to be active the whole next year of 2014. Operated by a team (Siggi, DL3HBZ, Harald, DL5HAQ, Stefan, DJ7AO, Lutz, DL5KUA, and Georg, DL4SVA) from several local clubs (Ratzeburg (E39), Ahrensburg/Grosshansdorf (E09) und Grevesmuehlen (V10)), their activity commemorates the opening of the border between the two German countries in 1989. Operations throughout the year will take place from several historical locations. QSL via DJ7AO. Website: dq25grenze.de/ [DXNL]

01/01/2014:  HUNGARY - JASZSZENTLASSZLO CELEBRATES 140 YEARS - HG140JLO -
Local radio amateurs from the club station HA8KUX will operate the special event callsign HG140JLO throughout the year 2014 till 31st December, from both Jaszszentlaszlo (WW Loc. JN96vn) and Szeged (WW Loc. KN06bg), Hungary. Operators include Feco HA8KW, Feri HA8ZE, Sanyi HA8RG, and Tomi HA8RT. They are all CW enthusiasts, but will also work some SSB. QSL via HA8KW, Bureau or direct (Ferenc 'Feco' Provics, P.O. Box 620, Szeged-1 H-6701, Hungary) and eQSL. Website: www.ha8kux.com/ [DXNL]

01/01/2014:  IRELAND - 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF EI3CTB - EI30T -
The callsign EI30T (Echo India Three Zero Tango) has been issued to Justin EI3CTB as a special callsign to use during 2014 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of his amateur radio licence issued in 1984. This is the first time the prefix EI30 has been issued. Please QSL direct (Justin Behan, 25 Birchdale Road, Kinsealy Court, Kinsealy, Co Dublin, Ireland) including $2 and a self addressed envelope or with OQRS. Cards without return postage will be returned via the bureau. Online log will be hosted by ClubLog. Website: www.qrz.com/db/EI30T [DxCoffee]

01/01/2014:  JAPAN - NEW JCC TAKIZAWA CITY - 8J7T -
Special callsign 8J7T will be active on all bands and modes during the entire year of 2014. Activity is to celebrate the Birth of Takizawa-city (JCC #0316), Iwate prefecture, Tohoku region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. New JCC Takizawa city, IWATE (JCC 0316) will be established on 1 January, 2014. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/01/2014:  NORWAY - NORWEGIAN CONSTITUTION BICENTENNIAL - LI, LJ PREFIXES -
Tom, LA4LN, NRRL HF Traffic Manager, reports that during all of the year 2014, Norwegian LA stations may use the LI (Lima India) prefix, and LB stations may use the LJ (Lima Juliet) prefix, as part of the celebration of 200 years since the Norwegian Constitution, which was approved on 17 May 1814. QSL will be via the respective LA and LB permanent callsign. The special prefixes may only be used from the Norwegian mainland. There will also be a special station active, with the callsign: LM1814 (QSL via LA2G). The Norwegian Radio Relay League (NRRL) plans to offer a special award for contacts with the jubilee stations with LI and LJ prefixes plus the special station LM1814. More info to follow. [OPDX Bulletin]

01/01/2014:  NORWAY - 75YRS FOR NRRL CLUB - LM2T75Y -
Special event callsign LM2T75Y celebrates the 75th anniversary of the NRRL club in Trondheim (LA2T). QRV all year long on HF in lots of modes. QSL via LA2T, LoTW. [DXNL]

01/01/2014:  SERBIA - MIHAJLO PUPIN, SCIENTIST - YT0PUPIN -
Radio Club "Mihajlo Pupin" (YU7AAA) will use the special callsign YT0PUPIN from Zrenjanin, Serbia, until 31 December 2014 to mark the 160th anniversary of the birth of the noted scientist. QSL via YT7WA. [425 DX News]

01/01/2014:  SLOVAKIA - LONG TERM EVOLUTION - OM44LTE -
Roman, OM3TOW, member of staff of the Slovakian telecommunication authority will use the special call OM44LTE all year long to mark the introduction of the 4th generation LTE standard for mobile communications in Slovakia. QSL only direct via OM3RP and eQSL.

01/01/2014:  TURKEY - 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF TCSWAT - TC10SWAT -
TC10SWAT is the callsign that the TC Special Wireless Activity Team will be using throughout 2014 to celebrate their 10th anniversary. as usual with TCSWAT operations, all of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL; direct requests go to TA1HZ (cards will be printed in January 2015). Information on the anniversary award can be found on: www.qrz.com/db/TC10SWAT [425 DX News]

01/01/2014:  UKRAINE - 30TH ANNIVERSARY RADIOGRUPO SUR - EM50LWY -
UR4LWY, a club station dedicated to young aspiring hams, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. QRV all bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, and PSK between 1st January 2014 until 1st January 2015. Most operators are between 9 and 17 years old. QSL via UR4LWY, direct or Bureau. Further info at: www.qrz.com/db/EM50LWY [DX Newsletter]

01/01/2014:  URUGUAY - 30TH ANNIVERSARY RADIOGRUPO SUR - CW30A, CV3D -
Founded in 1984, Radiogrupo Sur (rgs30.radiogruposur.org/) will use CW30A and CV3D during 2014 to celebrate their 30th anniversary. QSL direct to CX2ABC. [425 DX News]

01/01/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL'S CENTENNIAL YEAR - W100AW -
The FCC has authorized the Maxim Memorial Station W1AW to also use the call sign W100AW during 2014, the ARRL's centennial year. Contacts made from the Maxim Memorial Station in Newington, from regional Centennial conventions, and during the IARU HF Championship will use W100AW, with portable designators as appropriate. The "W1AW WAS" operations throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states will use W1AW, not W100AW. [ARRL]

01/02/2014:  JAPAN - 20YRS TSUZUKI WARD - 8J1TZ20Y -
Special event callsign 8J1TZ20Y celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Tsuzuki-ward (in Yokohama-city) between 1st February and 31st December, 2014. Yokohama-city (JCC 1101) is located in the Kanto region, Kanagawa ken (prefecture), island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/03/2014:  BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA - 50YRS R.C. AKADEMSKI - E750EBL -
Members of the Akademski Radio Klub (E74EBL, ex-YU4EBL) in Banja Luka are celebrating their club's 50th anniversary on all bands and modes with the call E750EBL from 1st March until 31st December 2014. QSL via E77E, direct or bureau. [DXNL]

01/03/2014:  ITALY - GUGLIELMO MARCONI SENATOR - IY1GMS -
Guglielmo Marconi was a Senator in the Italian Senate in 1914. Radio amateurs from the ARI section in Bra (province Cuneo) mark this jubilee from 1st March until the end of the year with the call IY1GMS. QSL via IK1SPR, direct or bureau (Online log at: www.precis.it/). Website: www.qrz.com/db/IY1GMS [DXNL]

01/03/2014:  LATVIA - EU CAPITAL OF CULTURE - YL2014C -
Normunds Sne, YL3DQ, will be active as YL2014C from Riga, Latvia, between 1st March and 30th November during Europe's Cultural Capital City of 2014. QRV on 160 to 10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. It is not necessary to send your QSL - all contacts will be confirmed with bureau QSLs after the activity. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW once in a month at least. Website and Riga-European Capital of Culture-2014 Award information can be found at: www.qrz.com/db/YL2014C [ARRL DX News]

01/03/2014:  LITHUANIA - LITHUANIA JOINS NATO - LY10NATO -
Sam, LY5W, located in Kaunas, Lithuania (WW Loc. KO15TA), will be active between 1 March and 31 December 2014 with the special callsign LY10NATO to mark Lithuania's joining of NATO 10 years ago. QSL via LY5W, direct or Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Sam welcomes stamps for his collection in direct letters. [DXNL]

01/03/2014:  SERBIA - BATTLE OF CER - YU100CER -
Until 31st December 2014, Radio Club Nikola Tesla (YU1HQR) Sabac commemorates the 100th anniversary of the famous battle on the mountain Cer 1914, which is located close to the city, using the special callsign YU100CER in memory of the victims. By way of management and outcome, Cer Battle is a masterpiece of the art of war, and as a remarkable example of the transition from the strategic defense of their counterattacks, she is still studying at major military academies, including West Point and the U.S. QSL via YU1HQR (Radio Klub Nikola Tesla, 15000 Sabac, Kneza Lazara 1, Serbia). [DXNL]

25/03/2014:  SCOTLAND - HOMECOMING SCOTLAND - GA, MA, 2A PREFIXES -
Ofcom have advised that licensed amateurs with a main station address in Scotland will be permitted to use the special prefix "A" - GA, MA, 2A - instead of the usual "M" for the period of 25th January (Burns Night) to 30th November (St. Andrews Day), during 2014. GMDX (www.gmdx.org.uk) will be instituting an award scheme for working these special prefixes throughout the period. More to follow.. [DX World]

01/04/2014:  FRANCE - CENTENARY OF WORLD WAR I - TM-VARIOUS -
To celebrate the centenary of the 1914/1918 war, a special activation will take place throughout 2014 in various departments (counties) of France. A number of special event calls will be aired until the end of the year 2014. There will also be an award available. Full information can be found at: http://www.tm1418.fr/ For award info see: www.tm1418.fr/crbst_12.html [DXNL]

01/04/2014:  POLAND - STEFAN ZEROMSKIEGO MEMORIAL - SN150SZ -
Klub Oddzialu Swietokrzyskiego PZK will activate the special callsign SN150SZ between 1 April and 30 November 2014 to remember the 150th birthday of the writer Stefan Zeromskiego (1864 - 1925). QSL via SP7PCA, direct or Bureau. [DXNL]

27/05/2014:  FRANCE - VIEIL ARMAND - TM68VA -
Special event station TM68VA will be active between 27th May and 18th October 2014 (further information on QLRZ.com) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. The suffix stands for the Vieil Armand (aka Hartmannswillerkopf), a rocky spur in the Vosges mountains of Alsace where a long battle was fought in 1915. QSL via F6KDL (all of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau). All contacts with TM68VA are valid for the Centennial of War 1914/1918 Award. [425 DX News]

01/06/2014:  GERMANY - 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF WAEDXC - DQ60WAE -
Special event station DQ60WAE is QRV on all bands and modes until May 2015 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Worked All Europe DX contest. Responsible DARC DX and HF-Contesting, SDOK: 60WAE. QSL via DF1QR, direct or Bureau. Website: www.qrz.com/db/DQ60WAE [ARRL DX News]

01/06/2014:  JAPAN - 140YRS INUBOSAKI LIGHTHOUSE - 8J1INUBO -
Special event station 8J1INUBO will be active on all bands and modes between 1st June and 31st December 2014 to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Inubosaki Lighthouse (November 15, 1874). The lighthouse (WLOTA 2376) is located on Cape Inubo, in the city of Choshi (JCC 1202), Kanto region, Chiba Prefecture, island of Honshu (AS-007), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/06/2014:  JAPAN - 60YRS GAMAGORI CITY - 8J2GAMA -
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Gamagori City (JCC 2015), special event station 8J2GAMA will be active on all bands and modes from 1st June to 30th November 2014. Gamagori-city is located in Chubu (Tokai) Region, southeastern Aichi Prefecture, island of Honshu (AS-007 WLOTA 2376), Japan. Parts of the city is within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park (WWFF JAFF-061). QSL via the JARL Bureu is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

15/06/2014:  RUSSIA (EU) - SERGIUS OF RADONEZH MEMORIAL - R700SR -
Operators from Sergiev Posad city (WCA UA-00306, COTA-RU C-325, WW Loc. KO96bh) will be QRV using special event callsign R700SR between 15 June and 15 August 2014 to commemorate the 700th birthday celebration and honor the memory of Sergius of Radonezh, a Russian Orthodox saint. Activity will be on the HF bands and 2 meters using CW, SSB, digital modes, FM, JT65V EME and JT65A Tropo. QSL via RA3DUW, Bureau preferred. [ARRL DX News]

19/06/2014:  POLAND - V MOUND DRAKOW - 3Z5KK, HF5KK -
The special event stations 3Z5KK and HF5KK will be active between 19th June and 31st October 2014 on 40m in SSB. QSOs count towards the award V Kopcow Krakowskich. QSL 3Z5KK via SQ9MEP, direct or OT 12 Bureau. QSL HF5KK via SQ9RPX, direct or OT 12 Bureau. Award information can be found at: www.qrz.com/db/3Z5KK [DX Newsletter]

22/06/2014:  ENGLAND - CROSSNESS PUMPING STATION - GB2CM -
On 22nd June 2014 the Cray Valley Radio Society will be active as GB2CM from the Crossness Pumping Station (WW Loc. JO01BM) in London, England (EU-005, WLOTA 1841), for the International Museums Weekend. QSL via G4DFI, Bureau or direct (Owen Cross G4DFI, 28, Garden Avenue, Bexleyheath, Kent. DA7 4LF, UK) with SASE/SAE + IRC or $2. Websie: www.qrz.com/db/GB2CM [425 DX News]

26/06/2014:  THAILAND - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF R.A.S.T. - HS50RAST -
Look for HS50RAST to be active on all bands and modes between 26th June and 31st December 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST). QSL via E21EIC and LoTW. Log Search and OQRS will be available at Club Log - No eQSL's. Further information can be found at: www.qsl.net/rast [OPDX Bulletin]

01/07/2014:  CROATIA - UN LOGISTIC BASE IN BRINDISI - 4U20B -
4U20B is a special callsign being used by Ivo, 9A3A (4U1GSC) between 1st July 2014 and 1st July 2015 to commemorate the 20th anniversary (1994 - 2014) of the United Nations Logistic Base in Brindisi, Italy. The UNLB has been in operation since late 1994; it provides logistic support, telecommunications and training for all peacekeeping operations around the world. QSL via 9A2AA, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

01/07/2014:  JAPAN - 69TH NATIONAL ATHLETIC MEET - 8J6GNB -
Special event station 8J6GNB operates around the The 69th National Athletic Meet and the 14th Special Athletes Sports Competition, Nagasaki. QRV on all bands and modes between 1 July and 3 November 2014. Activity will be from Nagasaki prefecture, island of Kyushu (AS-077 WLOTA 0963), Japan. QSL via JARL Nagasaki (P.O. Box 88, Nagasaki-central 850-8691, Japan). Website: www.qrz.com/db/8J6GNB [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/07/2014:  JAPAN - DISASTER AREA, TOWARD THE FUTURE - 8J7INORI -
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:  JAPAN - MAIZURU-WAKASA EXPRESSWAY - 8J9WSH -
Look for special event station 8J9WSH to be active on all bands and modes from 1 July till 30 November 2014 to celebrate the Opening of 7/20 Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. "Wakasaji (or Wakasa Corridor), a District of Beautiful Sea, Lakes and History" Campaign / The Full Open of the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/07/2014:  JAPAN - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF JA5YEN - 8N5CLEAN -
Special event station 8N5CLEAN will be active on all bands and modes between 1 July and 31 October 2014. Activity is for Clean Reception Environment Month. 8N5CLEAN will be transmitting from the island of Shikoku (AS-076), Japan. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/07/2014:  U.S.A. - ORIGINAL 13 COLONIES - VARIOUS -
The following stations will be active during the "Original 13 Colonies Special Event", which will be held on 1-6 July 2014: K2A (New York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E (Delaware), K2F (Maryland), K2G (Georgia), K2H (Massachusetts), K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North Carolina), K2K (New Hampshire), K2L (South Carolina) and K2M (Pennsylvania). Further information on the event and the relevant certificate can be found at: www.13colonies.info/ [425 DX News]

01/07/2014:  BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA - JOINING NATO IN 2006 - E72NATO -
Special event station E72NATO will be active on all bands and modes between 2nd July and 31st December 2014 to commemorate the cooperation of NATO and Bosnia-Herzegovina that was established in 2006. Activity will be carried out by known DX-er's and Contesters such as Danny E73M, Ivo E73A, Slaven E77A, Josip E77AW and many others. QSL via E73Y and Club Log OQRS. [ARRL DX News]

18/07/2014:  JAPAN - 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF ATSUGI-CITY - 8J1ATUGI -
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:  IRELAND - 1100YRS FOR CITY OF WATERFORD - EI1100WD -
The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will be active as EI1100WD until the end of the year to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of the City of Waterford. It was founded by the Vikings in in the year 914, and it is the oldest city in Ireland. QSL via EI2HZB, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

01/08/2014:  JAPAN - CHIBA AQUALINE MARATHON - 8N1AQ -
Look for 8N1AQ to be active on all bands and modes from 1st August until 31st October 2014 to celebrate the 2nd Chiba Aqualine Marathon (Aqualine: The Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway), Chiba prefecture island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

08/08/2014:  JAPAN - ALL JAPAN ARDF ATHLETIC MEET - 8N4ARDF -
Special event station 8N4ARDF will be QRV on all bands and modes from 8th August until 16th November 2014 for the 2014 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

06/09/2014:  ITALY - ITALIAN NAVY SHIPS - VARIOUS -
The following special event stations will put Italian navy ships on the air between the 6th and 21st September 2014: II1IAST, Corvette "Salvatore Todaro" (ARMI MI-1110). QSL via IK1RKN; II0IAET, "Etna" (ARMI MI-1031). QSL via IZ0EUX, direct or Bureau, LoTW and eQSL; II0IGZF, "Tarantola" (ARMI MI-161). QSL via IZ0FVD; II0IABJ, "Vespucci" (ARMI MI-1038). QSL via Bureau; II9IAGM, "Marconi" (ARMI MI-1040). QSL direct to IT9YEM; II0IAML, "Impavido" (ARMI MI-1050). QSL via IS0IGV, direct or Bureau; II5IHLP, "Platano" (ARMI MI-1135). QSL via I5NQK; II9IAIQ, "Garibaldi" (ARMI MI-1141). QSL via IT9CFP; There is also a dedicated award available. Further information can be found at: assoradiomarinai.it/ [DX Newsletter]

06/09/2014:  KUWAIT - GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN LEADER - 9K9GHL -
To celebrate the naming by the UN of Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a Global Humanitarian Leader, special event station 9K9GHL will be QRV between 7th September and 6th October, 2014. QSL via 9K2QA, direct or Bureau and LoTW. [ARRL DX News]

08/09/2014:  GUYANA - AMERINDIAN HERITAGE MONTH - 8R1AE -
Operators Peter 8R1WD (President of Guyana Amateur Radio Association) and Isao JH1ROJ/KG8XV have been active as 8R1AE from Georgetown since 8th September, 2014. Activity will last until 7th October. Operations are to commemorate Amerindian Heritage Month in the Republic of Guyana. The operators will use a K3, HL1K, microHAM DigiKeyer II into a A3S, wire dipole and G5RV antennas. QSL via JA1HGY and ClubLog OQRS. Further info at: qrz.com/db/8R1AE [OPDX Bulletin]

15/09/2014:  NETHERLANDS - RAIL TRANSPORT ANNIVERSARY - PA175RR -
The history of rail transport in the Netherlands began on 20 September 1839, when the first train made the 16km trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem. Celebrating the 175th anniversary of that event, the Kanaalstreek Radio Club will be active as PA175RR between 15 September and 12 October, 2014. QSL via PI4KST. [425 DX News]

15/09/2014:  RUSSIA - RUSSIAN FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX - VARIOUS -
The Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in Sochi on 10-12th October. Representing the 11 racing teams, the following special callsigns will be active on all bands and modes from 15 September to 15 October: UE16CT, UE16IR, UE16LT, UE16MM, UE16MP, UE16MT, UE16SA, UE16SF, UE16SR, UE16ST and UE16WR, plus UE16HQ. Further information on the event and the relevant award can be found at: f1award.ru. [425 DX News]

20/09/2014:  ENGLAND - FIRST UK TO NEW ZEALAND RADIO CONTACT - GB2NZ, 2SZ -
On 18th October 2014 will see the 90th anniversary of the first UK to New Zealand radio contact, made on 80 metres between 18-year-old Cecil Goyder (2SZ) at Mill Hill School in London and Frank Bell (4AA) in Shag Valley, on New Zealand's South Island. To celebrate this anniversary, special callsign GB2NZ will be active from 20th September to 18th October. The call will be made available in turn to a series of stations around the UK during this period. GB2NZ will operate CW and SSB, on 80m when there is propagation but otherwise on the HF bands. In addition, the unique callsign 2SZ will be active on 11-18th October from Mill Hill School. QSL for either GB2NZ and 2SZ via M0OXO, preferably through his OQRS (www.m0oxo.com/). Complete information on the event can be found at: www.gb2nz.com/ [425 DX News]

01/10/2014:  ENGLAND - I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS - VARIOUS -
The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of October 2014 are:
GX4BJC /A - Operated from Clacton-on-Sea, in Essex, by George - G1IPU. (/A WAB Square = TM11 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1841). George will also operate as GX4BJC /P throughout the month. If required, he will give his current WAB Square during the QSO.
MX1SWL /A - Operated from Walton-on-the-Naze, in Essex, by Herbie - G6XOU. (/A WAB Square = TM22 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1841). Herbie will also operate as MX1SWL /P throughout the month. If required, he will give his current WAB Square during the QSO.
ALL QSL's for BOTH Calls will be handled by Herbie G6XOU and NOT the individual Operator.
The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
All QSL Info is on www.iswl.org.uk/ or www.qrz.com/ or via www.eQSL.cc/ NO LoTW.
I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWL's - see www.iswl.org.uk/ for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for our awards.
Very best wishes to all,
Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK.

01/10/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/3, W1AW/6, W1AW/KL7 -
Between 01-07 October 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/3 will be operated by Ken KE3X, located in Washington, District of Colombia. W1AW/6 will be operated by the NCCC from the QTH of Steve W1SRD, located in San Mateo, El Dorado County, State of California. W1AW/KL7 will be operated by the North Pole contest group KL7RA, located in Kenai, Third Southcentral (Kenai Peninsula) County, State of Alaska. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

08/10/2014:  MARIANA ISLANDS - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/KH0 -
Between 8-21 October 2014 look for W1AW/KH0 to be active from from Tinian Island (USi NI-003S, WLOTA 3108), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), as part of the ARRL Centennial celebrations. Team members include Kit JA1NVF, Hiromi JA4DND, Ruu JA7MSQ, Yutaka JF1LZQ, Zorro JH1AJT, Seiji JH6RTO, Miho JJ2VLY, Ed KH2L and Jun WH0V. QRV on the HF bands, plus 6 metres, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via W1AW or LoTW. [DX-World]

11/10/2014:  NEW ZEALANAD - FIRST NEW ZEALAND TO UK RADIO CONTACT - ZL4AA -
On 18th October 2014 will see the 90th anniversary of the first UK to New Zealand radio contact, made on 80 metres between 18-year-old Cecil Goyder (2SZ) at Mill Hill School in London and Frank Bell (4AA) in Shag Valley, on New Zealand's South Island. To celebrate this anniversary, special callsign ZL4AA will be active from 11-18th October from Shag Valley in South Island, New Zealand. At Mill Hill School and Shag Valley, amateurs will recreate the first Goyder/Bell contact, hopefully on a wavelength close to that used in 1924. QSL via QRZ.com. [OPDX Bulletin]

20/10/2014:  MAURITANIA - ITU EVENTS - 5T0ITU -
Jean, 5T0JL (ON8RA), will be active as 5T0ITU during ITU events such as the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (to be held in Busan, South Korea on 20 October-7 November) and ITU Telecom World (to be held in Doha, Qatar on 7-10 December). The special callsign was granted on 19 August and is valid for one year. QSL via ON8RA. [425 DX News]

05/11/2014:  AMERICAN SAMOA - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/KH8 -
Look for W1AW/KH8 to be active from the Maliu Mai Beach Resort, Fogagogo, island of Tutuila (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385), American Samoa, as part of the ARRL Centennial celebrations between 5-18 November 2014. Operators include Mike N9NS, Paul W8AEF, Cliff KD6XH, John N7CQQ + others. QRV 80-10 metres, possibly 160m if the room is available. Outside of the ARRL centennial event, look for the operators to be signing homecall/KH8. QSL W1AW/KH8 via W1AW and LoTW. [DX-World]

24/11/2014:  MEXICO - 20YRS OF HAM RADIO - 4A5XX -
Alejandro, XE1EE, will be active from Queretaro, Mexico, between 24 November 2014 and 23 November 2015 with the special callsign 4A5XX to celebrate his 20 years in ham radio. QSL via LZ3HI, direct to XE1EE, LoTW, Bureau, and eQSL. [DXAT]

01/12/2014:  U.K. - YOUNGSTERS ON THE AIR MONTH - G14YOTA -
December is IARU Region 1 Youngsters On The Air month and the RSGB has arranged for Clubs/Groups to use the special callsign G14YOTA, with regional variations, on a rota basis. An application form is available on the RSGB website. The main requirement is to use the callsign to put youngsters on the air, and, for this purpose, anyone under the age of 26 is considered to be a youngster. Applicants are encouraged to think about making the most out of the activation by including other activities, such as Morse demonstrations, ARDF hunts, WSPR beacon displays, listening to remote SDRs, use of Arduino/Raspberry Pi, and so on. Applications must be received by 22 September. [GB2RS]