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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]

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]

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]

01/06/2014:  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]

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]

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 - 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:  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]

13/09/2014:  JAPAN - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OME-CITY - 8J150ZYG -
Members of the Ome Amateur Radio Club will be active on all bands and modes as 8J150ZYG between 13 September and 31 December 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ome-city. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [ARRL DX News]

20/09/2014:  ROMANIA - 555YRS FOR BUCHAREST - YO555 PREFIX -
Celebrating the 555th anniversary of Bucharest, special stations YO555BU, YP555BU, YQ555BU and YR555BU are QRV until 20 September 2015. Information on the relevant award, sponsored by the Romanian Amateur Radio Federation, can be found at: www.qrz.com/db/YO555BU. [425 DX News]

01/10/2014:  ITALY - 50YRS NORTHERN CROSS RADIOTELESCOPE - II4CDN -
ARI Bologna will be active as II4CDN from 1st October to 31st December 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Croce Del Nord (Northern Cross) radiotelescope (www.med.ira.inaf.it/). QSL via IZ4FUE, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

31/10/2014:  ALGERIA - ALGERIAN REVOLUTION - 7V60R, 7V7V, 7W9A, 7Y9A -
7V60R, 7V7V, 7W9A and 7Y9A will be the Amateurs Radio Algeriens' (7X2ARA) official stations celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Algerian Revolution from 31st October through 31st December, 2i014. See www.qrz.com/db/7V60R for further information and relevant award. [425 DX News]

01/11/2014:  FRENCH POLYNESIA - 80YRS C.O.R.A. - FO8AA, FO8AA/P -
Starting November 1st and till end of 2014 to celebrate the 80th anniversary (born in 1934) of the club, possibility is given to each licenced operator of the "Club Oceanien de Radio et Astronomie (CORA)" to operate as FO8AA/p from home. Activity will be on HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65. QSL via operators' instructions. Further information on this activity and associated certificate, please visit: http://www.cora-tahiti.net/80ans.php [CORA]

01/11/2014:  ITALY - 40YRS ARI VIBO VALENTIA - IY1EY -
Special event station IY1EY will be active from 1 November to 31 December 2014 from Loano (www.ariloano.it) to commemorate the experiments conducted by Gugliemo Marconi from his yacht 'Elettra' in the Ligurian Sea between 1919 and 1936. Expect activity on all bands CW and SSB. QSL via IK1QBT. [425 DX News]

01/11/2014:  SLOVENIA - SLOVENJ GRADEC PEACE MESSENGER CITY - S507 -
Special event stations S507SLG and S507PMC, both run by the Radio Club Slovenj Gradec (S59DCD), call attention to Slovenj Gradec's role as a Peace Messenger City. QRV until 5 January 2015. There will also be a WW PMS Contest on January 3/4. QSL via bureau. [DX Newsletter]

22/11/2014:  JAPAN - KOGANEI PARK - 8J1KP -
Special event station 8J1KP will be active on all bands and modes between 22nd November and 31st December 2014 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Koganei Park. The park is the second largest park in the Metropolitan Tokyo Area, Tokyo prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

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:  INDIA - SWAMI VIVEKANANDA - AU1SV, AU5SV -
Two special event stations are going to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda (12 Jan 2015). He was a Hindu monk and scholar. He was the first Hindu to speak at the Parliament of the World's Religions in 1893 in Chicago. Manju, VU2SMS, operates AU1SV until 31st January, 2015. QRV on 40, 20, 15, and 10m on SSB and PSK31. AU5SV will be operated during the same time by Suhas, VU2SMN, on 40-10m. QSL AU1SV via VU2SMS (direct), AU5SV via VU2SMN (direct). [DXNL]

01/12/2014:  JAPAN - DISASTER REDUCTION IN SENDAI - 8J7DRS -
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. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/12/2014:  JAPAN - INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY - 8N100ICT -
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:  RUSSIA - 100 YEARS OF AVIATION - R100DA -
Special event station R100DA will be QRV during the entire month of December 2014 to commemorate the long-distance flights by the Russian Air force that began 100 years ago. Russian stations QSL via RV3YR and all others via GM0WRR. [ARRL DX News]

01/12/2014:  U.K. - I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS - VARIOUS -
The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of December 2014 are:
GX4BJC /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 GX4BJC /P. WAB Details will be given during his QSO's.
MS1SWL /A - Operated from Newton Stewart, in Galloway, by Ian - GM8AVM. (/A WAB Square = NX45 - Scotland, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1234).
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.

01/12/2014:  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]

07/12/2014:  JAPAN - 14TH WEST JAPAN HAM FAIR - 8J6HAM -
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]

13/12/2014:  GREECE - YEAR OF EL GRECO - J400EG -
Members of the Northern Greece Amateur Group, Thessaloniki, Greece, will be active as J400EG between 13-27th December to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the artist Domenikos Theotokopoulos, better known as El Greco. QRV on all bands, SSB and CW. QSL via SV2HTI. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. [ARRL DX News]

15/12/2014:  BELGIUM/U.S.A. - BATTLE OF THE BULGE - ON70NUTS, W2B -
A couple of special callsigns will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the so-called Battle of the Bulge (the Ardennes Counteroffensive during World War II). From the US, look for W2B (QSL direct to KC5NX) on 15-20 December. From Belgium, ON70NUTS will be is use between 16 December and 14 January 2015 (the suffix is General Anthony C. McAuliffe's famous single-word reply in response to a surrender ultimatum). QSL via ON4CFB, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log). [425 DX News]

17/12/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/3, W1AW/4, W1AW/KH6 -
From 17-23 December 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/3 will be operated by PVRC from the station of W3LPL, located in Glenwood, Howard County, State of Maryland. W1AW/4 will be operated by Fred WW4LL, located in Sharpsburg, Coweta County, State of Georgia. W1AW/KH6 will be operated by Lloyd KH6LC, located in Keaau, Hawaii County, State of Hawaii. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

19/12/2014:  NETHERLANDS - MALAYSIAN FLIGHT MH-17 - PD17MH -
Mark, PD0MV, is going to operate the special event station PD17MH between 19-26th December to draw attention to the tragedy of Malaysian Airline's flight MH-17. QRV on 14200, 7080, and 28400 kHz SSB. QSL goes via PD0MV, Bureau or direct. [DX Newsletter]

20/12/2014:  NETHERLANDS - CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS - PA6XMAS -
PA6XMAS, run by members of the Romeo Foxtrott DX Club, will be active on all bands and modes between 20th December 2014 and 1st January 2015 on the HF bands. QSL via operators' instructions. [DX Newsletter]

24/12/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/0, W1AW/3 -
From 24-30 December 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/0 will be operated by Glenn W0GJ, located in Calmar, Winneshiek County, State of Iowa. W1AW/3 will be operated by Team K3LR, located in West Middlesex, Mercer County, State of Pennsylvania. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

28/12/2014:  U.S.A. - HAM RADIO UNIVERSITY - W2HRU -
Special event station W2HRU will be active on all bands and modes from Long Island (NA-026, USi NY003S, WLOTA 2937), Queens County, New York, from 28 December to 4 January 2015. QSL via N2MUN (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL. The suffix HRU stands for Ham Radio University, "a day of education to share ideas, experiences, knowledge and fellowship among Amateur Radio operators". The 16th annual event will be held on 4 January at Briarcliffe College in Bethpage, NY. Complete information can be found at: hamradiouniversity.org/. [425 DX News]

2015 -

01/01/2015:  COOK ISLANDS - 50YRS OF INDEPENDENCE - E50x -
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. [425 DX News]

01/01/2015:  SOUTH AFRICA - 90YRS FOR S.A.R.L. - ZS90SARL -
South African Radio League celebrates 90 years - From 1 January 2015, the special call sign ZS90SARL will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the South African Radio League. The South African Radio Relay League was formed in May 1925. The name was later changed to the South African Radio League. From January until the culminations of the celebration at the annual Convention in Bloemfontein in April, Amateur Radio Today will transmit a weekly highlighting the amazing events of the past 90 years. [SARL]

01/01/2015:  TURKEY - LIBERATION DAY OF ADANA CITY - TC5OCK -
Special event station TC5OCK will be active on all bands and modes from Adana, Turkey, between 1-10 January, 2015. Activity is to recognize the anniversary of Liberation Day of Adana City (5 January 1922). Operators include Adem TA5BS, Murat TA5IW and Met TA5FA. QSL via the information on QRZ.com under TC5OCK. [DXAT]

05/01/2015:  FRANCE - PROMOTING QRP CW - TM5CW -
To promote QRP activity (max 5 watts) on CW, Dom F5SJB will be active as TM5CW on the 5th day of the first five months of 2015. QSL via home call (direct). [425 DX News]