- For updated Special Event activity, please visit my DX Calendar page. UPDATED DAILY!
ISWL CALLSIGNS (for January)
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of January 2018:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU (/A WAB Square
TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Seckington, in Staffordshire, by Geoff, M1EDF (/A WAB Square
SK20 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU - The QSL Manager and NOT the individual
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 www.qrzcq.com or via www.eQSL.cc. NO LoTW.
I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see www.iswl.org.uk for full details.
eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.
ITALIAN SPECIAL EVENT
As of January 1st through November 11th, look for many Italian special event stations
(and they do mean many - too many to list) with special two letter suffixes representing
a ship of the Italian Royal Navy that in 1918 were engaged in the Adriatic Sea in the
First World War. These stations are operating for a diploma called "Award Regia Marina".
There is a list of more than 70 accredited ARMI stations, 10 Jolly IQ stations, and a
special (super Jolly) II7WWI station that qualify for the three awards (Gold, Silver
and Bronze) and a Top Honor Plaque. The list can be found at:
Complete rules and details are available at:
To promote and support the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, all authorized amateur
radio stations in the Republic of Korea are allowed to change the call area number in their
callsign to '23' until 28 February. For example, HL0HQ can be operated as HL23HQ,
HL1VAU as HL23VAU, DS4NYE as DS23NYE/4, D70LW as D723LW. Special callsigns
HL0WOP and DT23WOP will not change.
ARRL International Grid Chase 00.00 UTC on 1 January through 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2018
All Bulgarian Saints 2018 00.00 UTC on 1 January through 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2018