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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]

01/07/2013:  JAPAN - HIGH SCHOOL CULTURAL FESTIVAL - 8J1IBH -
For the 38th All Japan High School Cultural Festival in Ibaraki prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan, special event station 8J1IBH will be QRV on all HF bands and modes between 1 July 2013 and 31 July 2014. QSL via the bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

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]

01/10/2013:  PANAMA - 55 YEARS OF HAM RADIO FOR HP1AC - HP1A -
Members of the Radio Club de Panama (HP1RCP) will activate the special event station HP1A starting 1st October 2013, to commemorate 55 plus years of ham radio operations of Cam, HP1AC. Activity will last until 30th September 2014. QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via HP1RCP (Radio Club de Panama HP1RCP, P.O. Box 0819 11334, Panama, Republic of Panama, Panama). Website: www.qrz.com/db/HP1A [OPDX Bulletin]

01/11/2013:  ITALY - INTERNATIONAL DX CONVENTION - II8IDXC, IR8IDXC -
II8IDXC and IR8IDXC "International DX Convention" from November 2013 until May 2015 - Special callsign to publicize the 10th Anniversary of International DX Convention that will be in Paestum (SA), Italy, next April 2015. QRV on HF bands + 6m, CW, SSB and Digi-modes. QSL via IZ8EDJ. Further information at: www.dxitalia.it/ [IZ8EDJ]

01/11/2013:  JAPAN - SAIJO-CITY INDUSTRY FESTIVAL - 8J5SSS -
From 1 November 2013 until 30 April 2014 special callsign 8J5SSS will be aired to celebrate the 56th Saijo-shi Sangyo Sai (or Saijo-city (JCC #3806) Industry Festival), Ehime prefecture, Shikoku region, island of Shikoku (AS-076), Japan. QSL via the bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

14/11/2013:  JAPAN - MOUNT FUJI WORLD HERITAGE SITE - 8J23776M -
Special callsign 8J23776M will be aired between 14 November 2013 and 31 July 2014 to celebrate the Designation of Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage Site. QSL via the bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

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]

22/12/2013:  ITALY - MARCONI SPECIAL EVENT - IY7M -
Michele, IZ7XNB, and the Barivm DX Team will celebrate Marconi's first radio contact between Bari in Italy and Antivari in Montenegro which took place in August 3, 1904, with the callsign IY7M. The prefix IY is only issued for stations commemorating Marconi's achievements. QRV until 22nd June 2014. QSL via IZ7XNB, eQSL. Website: barivmdxteam.jimdo.com/ [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 - 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:  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]

08/01/2014:  FRANCE - JEAN MOULIN MEMORIAL - TM9JM -
Operators Jean F5UM, Francois F8DHN, Alain F4CZH, Gabriel F4GMD, Philippe F4GFX, Raymond F5ADR, and Claude F5AYZ will remember Jean Moulin of the French Resistance during WW2 with the special event callsign TM9JM from 8th January until 25th June, 2014. He is remembered today as an emblem of the Resistance, owing mainly to his role in unifying the French resistance under de Gaulle and his courage and death at the hands of the Gestapo. QSL via F6KEH, REF Bureau or direct (Emetteurs biterrois F6KEH, 15 Rue General Margueritte, Beziers 34500, France) with SAE + IRC or $2. Website: f6keh.free.fr/ [DXNL]

08/01/2014:  POLAND - 75YRS RADIO NIEPOKALANOW - VARIOUS -
Poland - 120th birthday of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (SP3RN) and the 75th anniversary of Radio Niepokalanow - St. Maximilian founded the first private radio station in Poland, Radio Niepokalanow. As only government broadcasting stations were allowed in the 1920's, he was permitted orally to use rather an amateur callsign for test transmissions. After a course of training in amateur radio, he chose the SP3RN callsign and transmitted near the 40 m amateur radio band in 1938. St. Maximilian was murdered in the German Nazi Auschwitz Concentration Camp after he volunteered his life for the life of another inmate who had been randomly sentenced to death. The following special-event stations will operate to celebrate the two Anniversaries: 3Z120SMK II2SMK (8-28 January 2014) and HF120MK SN0MMK SN120MK SN120MMK; HF0RN SN0RN SN75RN (8 January - 14 August 2014). QSL via the operators' instructions. Polish and Italian Awards will be available for QSO's (HRD's) with those stations. Websites: stmaximiliansp3rn.blogspot.com  and  sp9jpa.blogspot.com [SP9JPA]

15/01/2014:  JAPAN - HIRAKATA BECOMES 'CORE CITY' - 8N3HKC -
Look for special event station 8N3HKC to be active between 15th January and 30th September, 2014 on all bands and modes. Activity is to celebrate Hirakata-city's Upgrade to a "Core City" (Defined by the Local Autonomy Act) on April 1, 2001. Hirakata-city (JCC 2512) is located in the Kansai region, Osaka ken (prefecture) island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau, preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

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]

01/02/2014:  SLOVAKIA - JOZEF MURGAS - OM150JM -
Special event callsign OM150JM honours the memory of the Slovakian inventor and wireless pioneer Jozef Murgas. QRV from February to May 2014 on all bands using CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via OM7AX. [DXNL]

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:  JAPAN - ITAKO-CITY IRIS FESTIVAL - 8J1AYAME -
Special callsign 8J1AYAME celebrates the 63rd Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri (or Water District Itako(-city) Iris Festival), on all bands and modes, between 1st March and 31st August, 2014. Maekawa Iris Park is a famous location for the festival. Itako-city (JCC 1423) is located in the Kanto region, Ibaraki ken (prefecture), island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/03/2014:  JAPAN - SETO-NAIKAI NATIONAL PARK - 8J4SNP -
Look for special event station 8J4SNP to be active on all bands and modes to celebrate The 80th Anniversary of Seto-Naikai National Park (WWFF JAFF-024), Seto Inland Sea, between 1st March and 31st May, 2014. Designated a national park in 1934, it has since been expanded several times. Located on the island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/03/2014:  JAPAN - HAMANAKO FLOWER EXPO - 8N2HHH -
Look for special event station 8N2HHH to be active on all bands and modes between 1 March and 16 June 2014 for the Hamanako Flower Expo (or Hana Haku) 2014 / The 31st Japan Parks and Urban Green Fair in Shizuoka-city (JCC 1801). Shizuoka-city is located in Shizuoka prefecture, Chubu region, on the island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

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:  RUSSIA (EU) - YURI GAGARIN ANNIVERSARIES - VARIOUS -
Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) was the first human to fly into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed the orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Commemorating the 80th and 53rd anniversaries of Gagarin's birth and spaceflight, special stations R1934G (via R3LC bureau), R1961G (via RK3LO bureau), RG61PP (via RZ3LC, direct, bureau), UE80G (via RK3LO bureau), UE80V (via RK3LO bureau), UE80HS (via RW6HS direct) and UE80YG (via RK3LO bureau) will be active between 1 March and 30 April. See the event's nice website (www.12april1961.ru/) for information on the relevant certificate (free of charge). [425 DX News]

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]

06/03/2014:  JAPAN - GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL - 8J7EQ -
Special callsign 8J7EQ marks the Great East Japan Earthquake 3rd Year Memorial, on all bands and modes, between 6th March and 30th September, 2014. In the commemoration 3rd anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake Great Eastern Japan Earthquake 3rd Year Memorial International Symposium Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo. QSL via JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

15/03/2014:  JAPAN - 3 SPECIAL EVENTS! - 8J10NICT -
8J10NICT will be active on all bands and modes for 3 special events between 15th March and 15th September, 2014. These events are as follows: The 10th Anniversary of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, the 50th Anniversary of Its Kashima Space Technology Center and the 25th Anniversary of Its Kansai Advanced Research Center. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

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:  ENGLAND - I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS - VARIOUS -
The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of April 2014 are:
GX4BJC /A - Operated from Liverton, in Devonshire, by Tony M0RIF. (/A WAB Square = SX87 - England, IOTA = EU-005). Tony 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 Frodsham, in Cheshire, by Tony G1JPV. (/A WAB Square = SJ57 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = LH-1841).
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.
[Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

01/04/2014:  FRANCE - FESTIVAL DE L'OISEAU ET DE LA NATURE - TM8BIRD -
Special event station TM8BIRD operates in the context of the Festival de l'Oiseau et de la Nature (www.festival-oiseau-nature.com/) during the entire month of April. QSL via F5INJ. [DXNL]

01/04/2014:  FRANCE - CATHEDRAL OF SENS - TM850CS -
Jean-Pierre, F6FNA, is going to operate the special event call TM850CS during April, May, August and during the European Heritage Days on 19-21 September. The callsign calls attention to the 850 years old Gothic cathedral in Sens. QSL via F6FNA. [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_26.html [DXNL]

01/04/2014:  GERMANY - DL0DAB 60TH ANNIVERSARY - DL60DAB -
Special callsign DL60DAB will be activated to mark the 60th anniversary of radio amateur activity in Dabendorf, Germany. DL60DAB is a special callsign of the Club Station DL0DAB (Funkwerk Dabendorf). The activity will be temporary from the beginning of April until the end of June in 2014. QSL via the DARC Bureau is preferred. Website: www.darc.de/y34 [DXNL]

01/04/2014:  ITALY - FOUNDATION OF ROME - II0SPQR -
Members of the Associazione Radioamatori e Computeristi (A.Ra.C.) will air the special callsign II0SPQR in order to celebrate the foundation of Rome, 2767 years ago, during the month of April, 2014. QSL via IZ0YCB. Website: www.arac.it/ [DXNL]

01/04/2014:  JAPAN - 40 YRS FOR TSUGARU SKY CLUB - 8J740YYM -
Special callsign 8J740YYM celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Tsugaru Sky Club (JA7YYM), on all bands and modes, between April and August, 2014. Tsugaru-city is located in the Tohoku region, Aomori ken (prefecture), island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

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]

06/04/2014:  FRANCE - 29TH UFT ANNUAL MEETING - TM29UFT -
From 6-20th April 2014, look for some members of the Union Francaise des Telegraphistes UFT (The French CW Society), operating the special callsign: TM29UFT, for the 29th UFT annual meeting which will be held in the city of Aubagne, South France. It's a CW only operation, from 160m to 6 metres and even more. All the QSO will be confirmed via the French REF Bureau (Only this one will be used). SWL cards should go via this Bureau also. QSL manager Gerard, F6ICG. [F5NQL]

12/04/2014:  POLAND - EASTER CELEBRATION - 3Z14EASTER -
Dionizy, SP6IEQ, will activate the special callsign 3Z14EASTER, on all bands and modes, from 12-24 April, 2014. QSL via homecall, LoTW. [DXNL]

12/04/2014:  SOUTH AFRICA - EASTER CELEBRATION - ZT1T -
Operators Tom, ZS1AFS and Sue, ZS1AFR will celebrate Easter by activating the special callsign ZT1T starting 12th April until after the Easter holiday. Activity will be on 40-10 metres. PSK operation will be available if there is enough interest. QSL via ZS1AFS, direct only (Tom Morgan, 58 Piet Retief Street, Robertson, WC 6705, South Africa). QSL cards need to include 2 green stamps. NO EQSL OR QRZ.com LOG! [ZS1AFS]

14/04/2014:  SPAIN - EL GRECO ANNIVERSARY - EH4GT -
To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco, the famous Cretan painter, the Local Section of URE Toledo will use the special callsign EH4GT (Echo Hotel 4 Greco Toledo) between 14-24th April, 2014. QRV on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via EA4TE, best via Buro or direct with SASE and 2$. No IRCīs! [OPDX Bulletin]

15/04/2014:  BELGIUM - MORSE CODE HERITAGE - OS10M to OS19M -
The annual Heritage Day is one of the most important heritage events in Flanders and Brussels placing cultural heritage in the spotlight. This year, Heritage Day is held on Sunday, April 27. This year's Heritage Day theme "Without Borders" inspired UBA to participate in this big event, aiming at promoting the international Morse Code as intangible heritage. Radioamateurs from several UBA sections will attend Heritage Day on different locations, informing visitors about the Morse Code and why it deserves recognition as intangible heritage. Various activities related to the Code will be organized, such as building a simple key or exchanging radiograms. Moreover, special event calls OS10M through OS19M will be aired and a special award is to be issued. Website: www.uba.be/nl/actueel/flash/cw-operatoren-gezocht [QRZ.com]

15/04/2014:  GERMANY - IARU'S 89TH ANNIVERSARY - DR89WARD -
In celebration of the IARU's 89th anniversary, members from the DARC district Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are QRV as special event station DR89WARD until 25th April from various locations. QSL via the DARC bureau. [ARRL DX News]

16/04/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/0, W1AW/5 -
Between 16th and 22nd of April 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/0 operated by Lynn W0ND (ARRL section manager for North Dakota) located in Minot, Ward County, State of North Dakota. W1AW/5 will be operated by Tor N4OGW, located in Starkville, Oktibbeha County, State of Mississippi. QSLs preferred via the bureau. [ARRL]

19/04/2014:  PANAMA - 100YRS PANAMA CANAL - HO100CANAL -
Special event station HO100CANAL will be active from 19 April through 15 August, the date that marks the 100th anniversary of the formal opening of the Panama Canal. Expect activity on 160-10 metre SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK. QSL via HP1AVS. [425 DX News]

23/04/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/1, W1AW/2 -
Between 23rd and 29th of April 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/1 operated by Bob WA1Z, located in Windham, Rockingham County, State of New Hampshire. W1AW/2 will be operated by John W2GD (for FRC-SJDXA), located in Flemington, Hunterdon County, State of New Jersey. QSLs preferred via the bureau. [ARRL]

25/04/2014:  AUSTRIA - INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY - OE14M -
The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio Communications/QSL Collection will operate special event station OE14M on 25-27th April 2014. This is an official "International Marconi Day" station and contacts made on 26th April will count for the IMD Award (see www.gb4imd.org.uk/). QSL via OE1WHC. [425 DX News]

26/04/2014:  FRANCE - 1ST MORSE CONTACT ACROSS ENGLISH CHANNEL - TM1CW -
The Radioclub de Wimereux (F5KBM) will be active as TM1CW on 26-27th April 2014 to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the first wireless telegraphy communication across the English Channel. QSL via F5KBM. [425 DX News]

26/04/2014:  WORLDWIDE - INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY (IMD) - VARIOUS -
Organized by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club, the International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur radio event held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874). It is not a contest, but an opportunity for amateurs around the world to make contacts with historic Marconi sites using HF communications techniques. This year's event will be held on 26 April, from 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC. Details, including information on the relevant Award Certificates and the listing of participating stations, can be found at www.gb4imd.org.uk/ [425 DX News]

30/04/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/1, W1AW/7 -
Between 30th April and 6th of May 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/1 will see shared operation by Mike K1DM, located in Salem, New London County, State of Connecticut and John W1AN, located in Ledyard, New London County, State of Connecticut. W1AW/7 will be operated by The Comstock Memorial Station (CMS) W7RN, located in Virginia City, Storey County, State of Nevada. QSLs preferred via the bureau. [ARRL]

01/05/2014:  NETHERLANDS - ROYAL MILITARY CONSTABULARY - PG200KMAR -
Members of IPA will be active as PG200KMAR between now and February 2015. See their rota for details: 1 May - 28 May; 26 June - 23 July; 21 August - 17 September; 17 October - 12 November; 11 December - 7 January 2015. The occasion is the 200th anniversary of the Royal Military Constabulary. QRV on all bands and modes. QSOs with PG200KMAR will also count two points towards the Windmill Award. QSL via PA9LUC after the last operating window, eQSL; direct cards need to include SAE and $1 for Europe, $2 for all other regions, no IRC please. Website: www.iparc.tk/ and www.ipa-nederland.nl/district/ipa-radioamateurs/welkom-bij-de-iparc/ [DXNL]

17/05/2014:  ITALY - DX COFFEE PARTY 2014 - ID9DXC -
Look for ID9DXC to be QRV from Vulcano Island (EU-017, IIA E018, WLOTA 1001) on 17th May, 2014. The activity will be part of the DXCoffee Party 2014 that will be held in Milazzo (www.dxcoffee.com/eng/dxcoffee-party-2014/) over that weekend. [425 DX News]

26/05/2014:  PORTUGAL - PORTUGUESE DX GROUP ANNIVERSARY - CS5DX -
Members of the Portuguese DX Group (http://gpdx.blogspot.com) will be active as CS5DX to commemorate their 20th anniversary between 24th May and 15th June 2014, including participation in the Portugal Day Contest. QSL to CS5DX, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

28/05/2014:  GERMANY - 99TH CATHOLICS DAY - DL2014DKT -
Regensburg hosts the 99th German Katholikentag (Catholics Day) from 28th May to 1st June, 2014. Special event station DL2014DKT operates in this context from 1st April until 30th June, handing out the special DOK DKTR. QSOs with the station also count towards the CONVENIAT award. QSLs will be sent automatically via the bureau, uploads to LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog and DCL. Website: www.darc.de/distrikte/u/13/sondercall-dl2014dkt/ and www.qrz.com/db/DL2014DKT [DXNL]

03/06/2014:  FRANCE - 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY - TM70UTAH -
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a large group of operators will be active as TM70UTAH from Utah Beach (WW Loc. IN99JK), Normandy, France, on 2-12 June, 2014. Look for activity on CW, SSB and digital modes from 80m to 10 GHz (WW Loc. IN99JK). QSL via F5RJM, direct ot bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch on Club Log. [425 DX News]

03/06/2014:  FRANCE - NORMANDY LANDING - TM70BBC -
Look for special event station TM70BBC to be active between 3-13 June 2014. The special callsign is to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the landing of allies forces in Normandy. See QRZ.com for more details and QSL info. QSL Manager is F5UOW. [OPDX Bulletin]

05/06/2014:  FRANCE - 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY - TM70DD -
Members of the Loos DX Gang will be active using the special callsign TM70DD (D Day) between 5-19th June 2014 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the allied landing in France. QSL via F5JYD, by the French REF Bureau (Only this Bureau will be used - REF-Union Service QSL, BP 77429, 37074 Tours Cedex 2, France) or direct with SASE/SAE + sufficient postage (Bruno Filippi F5JYD, 20 Rue de Bergeres, Vouzy 51130, France). [OPDX Bulletin]