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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 -

01/07/2014:  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]

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]

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. [ATDX]

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]

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:  CZECH REPUBLIC - 750YRS CESKE BUDJOVICE CITY - OL750CB -
Special event station OL750CB will be active on all bands and modes during the entire year 2015 to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the city of Ceske Budjovice. A special award will be available from Radio Clubs OK1KCB, OK1KJD and OK1KWV Ceske Budejovice. QSL via Bureau is preferred. Website: www.qrz.com/db/OL750CB [ARRL DX News]

01/01/2015:  DENMARK - 110YRS ROTARY INTERNATIONAL - OU0POLIO -
Special event station OU0POLIO will be active on all bands and modes during the year 2015 to mark the 110 years of the Rotary International and its global project to eradicate polio worldwide. QSL via OZ1ACB, Bureau or direct. [ARRL DX News]

01/01/2015:  DENMARK - 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IARU - OZ90IARU -
On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of IARU, Danish radio amateurs will be QRV with a special event call, OZ90IARU, in the period from 1st January until 31st December, 2015. All bands inclusive WARC-bands and all modes may be used. Exceptions are cross-mode, cross-band contacts and contacts via repeater and echo-link. QSL via ClubLog OQRS is preferred. Further details and information on the relevant award can be found at: www.oz90iaru.dk/ [DxCoffee]

01/01/2015:  ENGLAND - 800TH YEAR OF THE MAGNA CARTA - G50FRS -
The Farnborough and District Radio Society (G2DX) celebrates its golden jubilee throughout 2015 with the special callsign G50FRS on all bands and modes. Further details and information on the relevant awards see: wwww.farnboroughradio.org.uk/ [DX Newsletter]

01/01/2015:  GERMANY - MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE SERVICE - DG150ZRS -
DG150ZRS (Sonder-DOK 150ZRS) draws attention to the 150th anniversary of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service. QRV on all bands and modes during the entire year 2015. Operators on HF are Daniel DO9DAN, Paul DM2PF, Klaus DC5II, and Dennis DL1MIL. QSL via the Bureau is preferred. Online log search will be provided by ClubLog. Website: qrz.com/db/DG150ZRS [DX Newsletter]

01/01/2015:  GERMANY - 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF IARU - DJ90IARU -
DJ90IARU (special DOK 90IARU) celebrates IARU's 90th anniversary all year long in 2015. QSL via the Bureau. [DX Newsletter]

01/01/2015:  GERMANY - 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF DARC - DK65DARC, DL65DARC -
DK65DARC and DL65DARC are two special event calls celebrating the 65th anniversary of the national German club DARC (SDOK 65DARC). QRV on all bands and modes during the entire year 2015. There will also be an award available. Website: www.darc.de/referate/dx/bulls/darc65/ and www.darc.de/referate/dx/bulls/darc65/special-award/ [DX Newsletter]

01/01/2015:  HUNGARY - 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF IARU - HG90IARU -
Special event station HG90IARU is QRV during 2015 to commemorate the IARU jubilee celebrations. QSL via HA5MA. [ARRL DX News]

01/01/2015:  JAPAN - 35YRS FUYO KONDANKAI ARC - 8J1FUYO -
Special event station 8J1FUYO will be active on all bands and modes during the entire year 2015 for the 35th Anniverary of the Fuyo Kondankai Amateur Radio Club, JI1YTF. (Fuyo Kondankai: An informal gathering in Fuyo Group - former Yasuda Conglomerate - for employees of the group companies to mutually use their products). QSL via the Bureau is preferred way. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/01/2015:  ROMANIA - 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IARU - VARIOUS -
Special event stations YO90IARU, YP90IARU, YQ90IARU, and YR90IARU are QRV during 2015 to commemorate the IARU jubilee celebrations. QSL via operators' instructions. [ARRL DX News]

01/01/2015:  SERBIA - 90YRS RADIO KLUB NOVI SAD - YT90NS -
On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Radio Klub Novi Sad, the Republic of Serbia authorizes a number of Serbian amateur radio stations to use the special call sign YT90NS from 1 January to 31 December 2015. QSL direct via YU7BPQ (QRZ.com). Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. [ATDX]

01/01/2015:  SINGAPORE - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SINGAPORE - S61 & 9V50 PREFIX -
Singaporean special prefixes S61 and 9V50, followed by the usual callsign's prefix (e.g. S61PW for 9V1PW and 9V50YC for 9V1YC), will be in use until 31 December to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Republic of Singapore. As of 22 January approved callsigns are 9V50AN, 9V50DE, 9V50FJ, 9V50JA, 9V50PN, 9V50QQ, 9V50RM, 9V50RN, 9V50WD, 9V50XB, 9V50XX, 9V50YC, S61KK, S61PW and S61TT. QSL via operator's instructions. [425 DX News]

03/01/2015:  POLAND - MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CHARITY EVENT - HF7SIEMA -
Members of the club station SP7PTK are QRV as HF7SIEMA until 20th January during a musical Christmas Charity event. QSL via Bureau. [ARRL DX News]

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]

24/01/2015:  ENGLAND - SOS RADIO WEEK - GB4TLB -
Special event station GB4TLB draws attention to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution during the SOS Radio Week (24-30th January). QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via the Bureau and eQSL. [DX Newsletter]

24/01/2015:  ENGLAND - SOS RADIO WEEK - GB5SLB -
Members of the Bittern DX Group of North Norfolk plan to operate from the Sheringham Lifeboat Station on 24-25th January and 31st January to 1st February with the special callsign GB5SLB (WW Loc. JO02OW, WAB TG14). QSL via M0SHK, direct or Bureau. [DX Newsletter]

24/01/2015:  U.K. - SOS RADIO WEEK - VARIOUS -
Watch out for special event stations during 24th January and 1st February 2015 for the SOS Radio Week - drawing attention to maritime rescue organisations. For a list of participating stations (mainly from Great Britain, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, and the Isle of Man) visit: www.sosradioweek.org.uk/

01/02/2015:  BRAZIL - 70YRS END OF WW II - PQ70FEB -
Ronaldo, PS7AB will activate special event station PQ70FEB on 40-10 metre SSB during the entire month of February to celebrate the 70 years end of World War II in 2015. The special callsign is also in honor to all who participated in the war, especially the Brazilian Expeditionary Force - FEB, on the battlefields in Italy. QSL via PS7AB, direct (1 green stamp), Bureau, LoTW and eQSL. Web: qrz.com/db/PQ70FEB [Southgate ARC]

01/02/2015:  BULGARIA - ALL SAINTS 2015 - LZ550SI -
Between 1st and 28th of February 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ550SI which has been created in honour of Saint Isaak Sirin. LZ550SI counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]

01/02/2015:  FRANCE - 60TH OF FSAT/TAAF - TM60TAAF -
Look for special event station TM60TAAF to be on air on February 2015: 1, 6 to 8, 13 to 17, 19 to 22 and 27 to 28. Activity is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of French Southern Antarctic Territory (FSAT/TAAF) founding in 1955. The FSAT/TAAF territory includes 8 DXCC: - Amsterdam, Crozet and Kerguelen Islands (3), - Adelie Land /Antarctica (1), - Europa, Glorieuse, Juan de Nova, Tromelin islands (4). Operation will be made from 40m to 10m by Francois F8DVD from his Qth of Macon in the east part of France, 60 km North of Lyon. Activation will also be held during the 12th Antarctic Activity Week. The new reference for WAP program is 255. QSL via F8DVD, direct with SAE + 1 new IRC or 2 USD (Francois Bergez 6, rue de la Liberte F- 71000 MACON, FRANCE) or via the Bureau. For more details, visit: www.qrz.com/db/TM60TAAF [DxCoffee]

01/02/2015:  IRELAND - 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ITU - EI150ITU -
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union, the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) has been issued special callsign EI150ITU for use by amateur stations in Ireland throughout 2015. QSL via EI6AL. [425 DX News]

01/02/2015:  LATVIA - 390YRS OF LIEPAJA TOWN - VARIOUS -
The following operators from the town of Liepaja, Latvia, celebrate their town's 390th anniversary with the prefix YL390: YL390BF - Op Janis YL3BF; YL390GAZ - Op Andy YL3GAZ; YL390GQG - Op Andris YL2GQG; YL390IV - Op Oskars YL2IV; YL390QS - Op Aleksejs YL2QS; and YL390UI - Op Egils YL2UI. Other amateur operators from Liepaja can also use the YL390 prefix during the same time frame from February until July 2015. QSL cards and condition via station home call. [DXNL]

03/02/2015:  JAPAN - 60YRS FOR KAMIGORI TOWN - 8J3KGR -
Members of the Kamigori Amateur Radio Club will be QRV as 8J3KGR until the end of the year to celebrate the 60th anniversary of of Kamigori-town's Merger. QSL via Bureau. [DXNL]

13/02/2015:  ITU GENEVA - WORLD RADIO DAY - 4U0ITU -
The International Amateur Radio Club (IARC) of ITU, 4U1ITU will be taking part in the celebrations of World Radio Day, Friday 13th of February which also marks the kick-off for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union. The special call 4U0ITU (counts as ITU HQ, DXCC Entity code 117) will be inaugurated by the President of IARU Mr. Timothy S Ellam, VE6SH accompanied by ITU Secretary General Mr. Houlin Zhao, other elected officials and VIPs. IARC will be using the callsign 4U0ITU for the rest of 2015, until the World Radio Conference WRC-15, 2 - 27 November 2015. All QSOs will be confirmed, QSL information can be found on QRZ.com [DX-World]

22/02/2015:  AUSTRALIA - ROTARY INTERNATIONAL - VI110ROTARY -
Special callsign VI110ROTARY has been granted for use from 20 February until 31 May to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Rotary International. Members of Rotarians of Amateur Radio will be launching it on 22 February at the Wyong Field Day (New South Wales) and other activities will follow from various locations around Australia. QSL via the Bureau. [425 DX News]

01/03/2015:  ANDORRA - 35YRS UNIO DE RADIOAFICIONATS ANDORRANS - C35 PREFIX -
Amateur radio operators in Andorra are using the C35 prefix (e.g. C35KC for C31KC, C35RP for C31RP) until 31 May to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the local IARU Society, the Unio de Radioaficionats Andorrans. Information on the relevant award can be found at: www.ura.ad/ [425 DX News]

01/03/2015:  BULGARIA - ALL SAINTS 2015 - LZ386SKI -
Between 1st and 31st of March 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ386SKI which has been created in honour of Saint Kiril Ierusalimski. LZ386SKI counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]

01/03/2015:  GERMANY - GERMAN ARMED FORCES ARG - DL1965WH -
Special event station DL1965WH will be active from 1st March 2015 to 29th February 2016 to celebrate a double golden jubilee, i.e. the 50th anniversary of the Amateur Radio Group of the German Armed Forces in Daun/Vulkaneifel, and the 50th birthday of the Group's leader, Volker Schnitzius, DL1WH. QSL via DL1WH, direct or bureau (cards will only be available next year, after the end of the activity). [425 DX News]

01/03/2015:  ITALY - GUGLIELMO MARCONI - IY7M -
The Barivm DX Team will be using special callsign IY7M, on all bands and modes, between 1st March and 31st August 2015. The first short-distance public service of wireless telegraphy was established by the Marconi Company across the Adriatic Sea, between Bari in Italy and Antivari (Bar) in Montenegro. QSL via IZ7XNB, Bureau or direct. Further info at: http/barivmdxteam.jimdo.com/ [425 DX News]

01/03/2015:  JAPAN - HACHIOJI CITY UPGRADE TO CORE CITY - 8J1H -
Look for special event station 8J1H to be active on all bands and modes from 1st March until 31st May 2015 to celebrate Hachioji-city's Upgrade to a "Core City" (Defined by the Local Autonomy Act). Hachioji City will change toward the first core city in Tokyo! Hachioji-city is located in Tokyo Metropolis prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL to: PO Box 14, Hachiouji-minami Post Office, 192-0399, JAPAN, or via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/03/2015:  JAPAN - HIMEJI-JO CASTLE - 8N3HC -
Look for 8N3HC to be active on all bands and modes between 1st March and 31st May 2015 to celebrate the Grand Opening of a World Heritage Site Himeji-jo Castle (WCA reference JA-00035). Himeji-jo Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, in Hyogo prefecture, Kansai region on Honshu island (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. QSL via the JARL QSL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/03/2015:  SERBIA - SERBIAN CW CLUB 45TH ANNIVERSARY - YT45, YU45 PREFIX -
Serbian members of the Serbian CW Club are authorized to use special prefixes YT45 and YU45 (e.g. YT45CW for YT0CW and YU45CW for YU0CW) until the end of the year to celebrate the Club's 45th anniversary. The stations involved are listed at www.qrz.com/db/YT45CW. [425 DX News]

01/03/2015:  SWEDEN - 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IARU - 7S90IARU, SF90IARU -
The Swedish Amateur Radio Society's 6th district is active as 7S90IARU until 31 August to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union. QSL via Bureau, or direct to SM6JSM. Amateur radio operators of the 7th district in Sweden are QRV as SF90IARU from 1st March to 31st August 2015. All bands and modes. QSL via SM7HZK via Bureau + eQSL or direct. [425 DX News]

14/03/2015:  IRELAND - 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IARU - EI90IARU -
EI90IARU is the special callsign issued to the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union. The callsign is available for use by any EI station in the 26 counties until the end of the year. QSL via EI6AL, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log). [425 DX News]

22/03/2015:  JAPAN - MERGER OF WAKUYA TOWN - 8J760WA -
Special station 8J760WA will be QRV on all bands and modes to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Wakuya-town's Merger from 22nd March till 30th June, 2015. The modern town of Wakuya was established on June 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. The town annexed the neighboring village of Moto-Wakuya on December 1, 1948, and the village of Nonodake on July 15, 1955. Wakuya-town is located in Miyagi prefecture, Tohoku region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

22/03/2015:  JAPAN - MERGER OF MARUGAME CITY - 8N5MG10A -
From 22nd March until 30th June 2015 special event station 8N5MG10A will be QRV on all bands and modes to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Marugame-city's Merger. On 22 March 2005, the towns of Ayauta and Hanzan (both from Ayauta District) were merged into Marugame to create the current expanded city of Marugame. Marugame-city is located in Kagawa prefecture, Shikoku region, island of Shikoku (IOTA AS-076), Japan. QSL via the Bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/04/2015:  INDIA - ITU 150TH ANNIVERSARY - AT150ITU -
AT150ITU is a special event station (SES) commemorating 150 years of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). This callsign has been granted to the Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI) by the Wireless Planning & Coordination (WPC) wing of the Ministry of Telecommunications & I.T. Govt. of India for use by all members of ARSI. Various VU radio amateurs will be signing AT150ITU on air from April through December 2015 on all the HF bands on various modes. A special QSL card will be printed later in the year and QSLs will be rocessed via buro based on OQRS requests; direct QSLs via VU2CDP. All QSOs will be automatically confirmed via LoTW. More details will be published in due course on the ARSI website (www.arsi.info). [DX-World]

01/04/2015:  MONACO - IARU 90TH ANNIVERSARY - 3A90IARU -
Radio Amateurs members of the Association des Radio Amateurs de Monaco, will be active from Monaco using special call 3A90IARU, for the 90th anniversary of International Amateur Radio Union, from 1st April until 30th June 2015. QSL via LoTW or 3A QSL bureau or direct via 3A2ARM (QRZ.com address). All QSO downloaded every week on LoTW. QSL printed at the end of this operation. Don't send direct QSL SAE before July. [DXAT]

01/04/2015:  REPUBLIC OF KOREA - 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF KARL - HL60HQ -
Members of the Korean Amateur Radio League are QRV as HL60HQ until 31st July 2015 to celebrate the organization's 60th anniversary. QSL via HL0HQ. [ARRL DX News]

01/04/2015:  SERBIA - 175YRS OF SOKOBANJA - YU178SB -
Special event station YU178SB is QRV on all bands and modes until 31st July to celebrate the 178th anniversary of Sokobanja. QSL via YU1KN. [ARRL DX News]

01/04/2015:  SWITZERLAND - IARU 90TH ANNIVERSARY - HB90IARU -
The Swiss national amateur radio society (Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellenamateure, USKA) joins the celebrations for IARU's 90th anniversary with special event callsign HB90IARU, which will be used until 31 December. QSL via LoTW, eQSL and via bureau to HB9JOE. [425 DX News]

21/04/2015:  JAPAN - WINGS FOR LIFE WORLD RUN - 8N3WLWRT -
Special callsign 8N3WLWRT will be active on all bands and modes between 21 April and 31 May 2015 for the Wings for Life World Run in Takashima-city (JCC 2312), Shiga prefecture, Kansai region, island of Honshu (IOTA AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

21/04/2015:  TURKEY - BATTLE OF GALLIPOLI - TC100 -
A number of special TC100 callsigns are being used to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. All of them will be activated on 21-26 April and again on 6-10 August: TC100A, TC100GLB, TC100GP, TC100GS, TC100KT and TC100VKZL will be located on the Gallipoli Peninsula (European Turkey), while TC100K, TC100B, TC100TC and TC100E will be on the Asian side of the Dardanelles. See www.goncasuyu.org/ for further information. [425 DX News]

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

25/04/2015:  HUNGARY - 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF HA0KHW - HA45KHW -
The members of The Regionalis Radios Sportklub Puspokladany HA0KHW, Puspokladany, Hungary, operating with a special memory call sign, HA45KHW till end of this year on all HF bands, on CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK, SSTV modes. They are celebrating the club foundation was 45 years ago. QSL via OQRS, via HA Bureau or direct via QRZ.COM address. [HA0HW]

25/04/2015:  JAPAN - NATIONAL TREE GROWING FESTIVAL - 8N2IKUJU -
Special event station 8N2IKUJU will be active between 25th April and 8th November 2015, on all bands and modes, for the 39th National Tree-Growing (or Ikuju) Festival in Gifu(-prefecuture). QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

25/04/2015:  JAPAN - WORLD QRP DAY - VARIOUS -
Several special calls will be active on all bands and modes from 25th April until 30th June 2015 for the World QRP Day (June 17), using the VLP suffix (VLP: Very Low Power). 25 April - 30 June 8J4VLP; 26 April - 30 June 8J1VLP; 26 April - 30 June 8J6VLP; 26 April - 30 June 8J8VLP and 18 May - 30 June 8J9VLP. QSL all call via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

25/04/2015:  NEW ZEALAND - CENTENARY OF ANZAC - ZL100ANZAC -
Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli and the formation of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), special callsign ZL100ANZAC will be active from 25 April for one month. It will be used by several ZL operators from their own QTHs. QSL via ZL3PAH, direct or bureau (preferably through the OQRS provided by Club Log) and LoTW. [425 DX News]

01/05/2015:  BELGIUM - 10YRS OF EURAO FROM BELGIUM - ON10EURAO -
From 1st May until 30th June 2015, you will find on air, mainly on weekends, the special callsign ON10EURAO celebrating the 10th anniversary of EURAO. It is sponsored by its member association Vlaamse RadioAmateurs, ON4VRA. QSL via bureau. Website: www.vra.be/ON10EURAO.html [EURAO]

01/05/2015:  BRAZIL - FORCA EXPEDICIONARIA BRASILEIRA - PT70FEB -
Rony, PS7AB (SSB) and Leo, PP1CZ (CW and digital modes) will be active as PT70FEB on 1-31 May 2015. This is the fifth of a series of twelve special callsigns; the suffix stands for Forca Expedicionaria Brasileira, the Brazilian Expeditionary Force that fought alongside the Allied powers in Italy during World War II. QSL via PS7AB (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL. See www.qrz.com/db/pt70feb for further information. [425 DX News]

01/05/2015:  BULGARIA - ALL SAINTS 2015 - LZ102SIB -
Between 1st and 31st of May 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ102SIB which has been created in honour of Saint Ioan Bogoslov. LZ102SIB counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]

01/05/2015:  BULGARIA - ST KIRIL AND METHODIUS DAY - LZ2015KM -
Special station LZ2015KM will be active on all bands and modes on 1-31 May to celebrate St. Kiril and Methodius' Day (24 May). QSL via LZ1BJ (email requests for bureau cards to lz1bj[@]yahoo.com) and LoTW. [425 DX News]

01/05/2015:  CYPRUS - VICTORY IN EUROPE - 5B70VE -
Members of the Pafos Radio Club, Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0052) will be active on all bands and modes as 5B70VE during the month of May to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe. QSL via operators' instructions. [ARRL DX News]

01/05/2015:  ENGLAND - ISWL CLUB CALLSIGNS - VARIOUS -
The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of May 2015 are:
GX4BJC /A - Operated from Eastbourne, in East Sussex, by Peter - G0NQZ. (/A WAB Square = TQ50 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1841).
MX1SWL /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 MX1SWL /P during the month and will give his WAB square if requested.
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 and have a great Month.
Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK.

01/05/2015:  ENGLAND - 100YRS SINKING OF LUSITANIA - GB100MFA -
The Cunard vessel RMS Lusitania was torpedoed and sank off the Old Head of Kinsale Ireland on the 7th May 1915. The Radio Officers Association ROARS will be running a month long event from the 1st - 31st May 2015 to commemorate the sinking of this vessel from the Planet Light Vessel currently berthed in Canning Dock Liverpool England. This once in life time event will be using the call sign GB100MFA, MFA being the call letters allocated to the Lusitania. The QTH of Liverpool was chosen as this was the Lusitania's registered port, and her final destination. It is hoped that two stations will be active and therefore both CW and SSB can be catered for on ALL BANDS depending upon conditions and staffing levels. QSL direct via G0UVX QTHR. [G3ZRJ]

01/05/2015:  ENGLAND - 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY - GB70VE -
The RNARS London Group (www.gb2rn.org.uk) will run special event station GB70VE on 1-31 May to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day (8 May 1945) that marked the end of World War II in Europe. QSL via RSGB bureau or direct to G0TOC. [425 DX News]

01/05/2015:  GERMANY - 700TH ANNIVERSARY OF BURG - DM700BURG -
DM700BURG (Sonder-DOK: 700BRG) is a special callsign celebrating the foundation of the village Burg / Spreewald 700 years ago (valid from May 2015 to April 2016). The Spreewald (German for "Spree Forest") is situated about 100 km south-east of Berlin. It was designated a bioshere reserve by UNESCO in 1991 (DL-Fauna and Flora region: DLFF 030). QRV on all bands and modes between 1st May and 30th April 2015. QSL: via bureau, LoTW, direct via DF1XC. Online log will be hosted by Club Log. Website: www.qrz.com/db/DM700BURG [ARRL DX News]

01/05/2015:  ITALY - UNIVERSAL MILAN EXHIBITION - II2EXPO, IR2EXPO -
II2EXPO is the special callsign that ARI Milano will be using during Expo Milano 2015, the Universal Exhibition that the city of Milan will host from 1 May to 31 October. QSL via bureau to IQ2MI, LoTW and eQSL. Information on the award programme on qrz.com. A second special callsign, IR2EXPO (QSL via bureau to 9A8ARS or direct to IK2TTO), will be used by John, IK2JYT and other operators during the same period. [425 DX News]

01/05/2015:  ITALY - ANTONIO CANOVA AWARD STATION - II3AC -
Promoting the Antonio Canova Award (details on qrz.com), special station II3AC will be active until 31st May. The award is issued by ARI Treviso to celebrate this famous Italian sculptor, who was born in 1757 in a village near Treviso. QSL via IK3GES, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log). Website: www.qrz.com/db/II3AC [425 DX News]

01/05/2015:  JAPAN - WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION DAY - 8J1ITU -
Special event station 8J1ITU will be active on all bands and modes during the entire month of May to celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (17 May) and the anniversary of the creation of the International Telecommunications Union. Activity will take place from the city of Kasumigaura on Honshu Island (AS-007, WLOTA 2376). QSL via the bureau and eQSL. [425 DX News]

01/05/2015:  JAPAN - 50YRS JAPAN-KOREA RELATIONS - 8J1KJ -
From 1st May until 30th June 2015 special event station 8J1KJ will be active on all bands and modes to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Japan-Korea Diplomatic Relations. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/05/2015:  JAPAN - 45TH ANNIVERSARY TORIDE-CITY - 8J1TRD -
Look for special callsign 8J1TRD to be active on all bands and modes from 1st May until 31st October 2015 the 45th Anniversary of Toride-city (JCC 1417), Ibaraki prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu and thee 10th Anniversary of its merger with Fujishiro-town. QSL via the bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/05/2015:  JAPAN - IARU R.3 ARDF CHAMPIONSHIP - 8N13ARDF -
From 1st May until 30th September 2015 special call 8N13ARDF will be aired on all bands and modes for the 10th IARU Region 3 ARDF Championship. QSL via bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/05/2015:  JAPAN - ALL JAPAN ARDF ATHLETIC MEET - 8N3ARDF -
Special event station 8N3ARDF will be QRV on all bands and modes between 1st May and 15 November for the 2015 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet. QSL via bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/05/2015:  PARAGUAY - 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ITU - ZP150ITU -
Radio Club Paraguayo will use the special event callsign ZP150ITU during the month of May 2015 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunications Union. QSL via ZP5AA. [ARRL DX News]

01/05/2015:  RUSSIA - 120YRS OF RADIO - R120xx -
On 7 May 1895 radio pioneer Aleksandr S. Popov gave a public demonstration of the receiving apparatus he had developed. Celebrating the 120th anniversary of Popov's accomplishments, special callsigns R120A, R120D, R120E, R120K, R120L, R120N, R120O, R120P, R120R, R120S, R120V and R120AP are active until 31st May. QSL routes and details on the award programme can be found at: hambook.ru/en/ [425 DX News]

01/05/2015:  RUSSIA - 30YRS HERO CITY OF SMOLENSK - RM30SM -
Special callsign RM30SM will be active from 1 May to 12 June to celebrate the 30th anniversary since the honorary title of Hero City for outstanding heroism during World War II was bestowed upon the city of Smolensk. QSL via R3LO, direct or bureau, plus LoTW and eQSL. Detailed information on the award programme can be found at: rm30sm.ru/ [425 DX News]

01/05/2015:  SOUTH KOREA - 50YRS KOREA-JAPAN RELATIONS - DT50KJ -
Special callsign DT50KJ will be activated from Seoul from 1 May to 30 June to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the normalization of relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea. QSL via HL1IWD. [425 DX News]

01/05/2015:  SPAIN - 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ITU - VARIOUS -
To celebrate ITU's 150th anniversary, eleven special callsigns will be in use on 1-30 May: AO150A, AO150E, AO150G, AO150H, AO150I, AO150N, AO150O, AO150R, AO150T, AO150U (Canary Islands) and AO150V. The callsigns' suffixes are the letters forming the anniversary motto (ITU: Innovating Together). The event is sponsored by the Union Radioaficionados Espanoles (URE); further information, including logsearch and details on the award programme will be available at: itu150.ure.es/ [425 DX News]

01/05/2015:  TURKEY - 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITU - TC150ITU -
The year 2015 is a major milestone in the history of the International Telecommunication Union. On 17 May 2015 the world will be celebrating 150 years since the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). TCSWAT celebrates this milestone with the special callsign TC150ITU between 1-30 May, 2015. Activity will be on all HF bands and the logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. You do not need to send a QSL card back unless otherwise it is noted on your QSL card. Be patient as TCSWAT QSLs 100% via the working QSL Bureaus. Website: www.qrz.com/db/TC150ITU [TCSWAT]

03/05/2015:  FRANCE - 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITU - TM150ITU, TM150UIT -
For the 150th anniversary of the ITU some special call sign will be on the air - from France: TM150ITU and TM150UIT between 3-17 May 2015. ALL QSOs will be automatically confirmed by the Bureau from the REF QSL Bureau. [F6AJA]

05/05/2015:  JAPAN - 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF AICHI EXPO - 8N2AI -
From 5th May until 8th November 2015 special event station 8N2AI will be QRV for the 10th Anniversary of Aichi Expo and the 32nd Japan Parks and Urban Green Fair in Aichi(-prefecture). QSL via JARL bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

07/05/2015:  RUSSIA - 120TH ANNIVERSARY OF RADIO - R120xx -
On 7 May 1895 radio pioneer Aleksandr S. Popov gave a public demonstration of the receiving apparatus he had developed. Celebrating the 120th anniversary of Popov's accomplishments, special callsigns R120A, R120D, R120E, R120K, R120L, R120N, R120O, R120P, R120R, R120S, R120V and R120AP are active until 31 May. QSL routes and details on the award programme can be found at hambook.ru/en/. [425 DX News]

08/05/2015:  POLAND - 120TH ANNIVERSARY OF RADIO - SN2015PPJB -
Members of club station SP5POT are QRV with special event call SN2015PPJB until 8th August during the context of the Polish Junior Cup Baggi from near Grojec. QSL via SP5POT. [ARRL DX News]

11/05/2015:  NETHERLANDS - VINCENT VAN GOGH - PA125VVG -
Look for special event station PA125VVG to be activated, on all HF / VHF bands and in different modes, by VERON section 54 between 11th May and 7th June, 2015. This occasion will celebrate the Vincent van Gogh Year 2015 - 125 years Vincent van Gogh. For all QSO's with the special call PA125VVG a special QSL card will be sent via the QSL bureau. e-QSL and LoTW will not be used. Further details and information on the Vincent Van Gogh Award can be found at: a54.veron.nl/content/pa125vvg.html [PA1BR]

11/05/2015:  RUSSIA - MIKHAIL A SHOLOKHOV - UE110L -
Special callsign UE110L will be used on 11-31 May to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Russian novelist Mikhail A. Sholokhov, winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature. QSL via RQ7L, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

13/05/2015:  SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OLD TIMERS CLUB - OM20OTC -
Special event station OM20OTC is active during 2015 to celebrate the Anniversary of Old Timer Club SARA. QRV on all bands and modes and will be manned by Slovak hams from various region of Slovakia. QSL via OM3MB. [ARRL DX News]

15/05/2015:  URUGUAY - 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITU - CW150ITU, CX150ITU -
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union, two special callsigns will be active from Uruguay on 15-30 May: CW150ITU by Radio Club Uruguayo (QSL via CX1AA, direct or bureau), and CX150ITU by Radiogrupo Sur (QSL via CX2ABC, direct only). [425 DX News]

18/05/2015:  MONGOLIA - 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITU - JV150ITU -
Special event station JV150ITU will be active between 18 May and 31 December from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union. QSL via LoTW or direct to JT1CD. [425 DX News]

01/06/2015:  BRAZIL - IARU 90TH ANNIVERSARY - ZZ90IARU -
In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union, Mario, PY2DV will be active as ZZ90IARU from 30 May to 30 June. QSL via home call. [425 DX News]

01/06/2015:  BULGARIA - ALL SAINTS 2015 - LZ293MA -
Between 1st and 30th of June 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ293MA which has been created in honour of Saint Ioan Bogoslov. LZ293MA counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]

01/06/2015:  GERMANY - VIENENBURG RAILWAY STATION - DP7BVBG -
DP7BVBG (special DOK 175BV) draws attention to Germany's oldest railway station at Vienenburg. QRV 1-30 June 2015 on all bands and modes. QSL via DF7AA, direct or Bureau. Further information can be found at: www.amateurfunk-vienenburg.de/ [DX Newsletter]

01/06/2015:  LITHUANIA - LITHUANIAN HILL FORTS AWARD - LY10LHFA -
Special callsign LY10LHFA will be used from 1 June to 30 July to celebrate 10th anniversary of the Lithuanian Hill Forts Award programme. Further information, including QSL routes and details on the award programme, can be found on QRZ.com. [425 DX News]

06/06/2015:  ITALY - IN MEMORY OF MAURIZIO BIGAZZI - II4MB -
Launched in 1904, the 'Elettra' was a two-masted steam yacht that Guglielmo Marconi used as a floating laboratory for many experiments. Part of her keel stands in the grounds of Villa Griffone, at Pontecchio near Bologna, from where special event station II4MB will be activated by ARI Fidenza (www.arifidenza.it) during the Museum Ships Weekend on 6-7 June. The special callsign is in memory of the late Maurizio Bigazzi, for many years technical and scientific advisor at the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation's Museum. QSL via IQ4FE, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

06/06/2015:  UKRAINE - RADIO SPORT CHAMPIONSHIP - UW31-UW39 PREFIX -
Special callsigns with UW31-UW39 prefixes and OA-OZ suffixes will be used for the 3rd Ukrainian Radio Sport Championship (www.ozchu.org.ua), to be held in the rural area near the city of Zhytomyr on 6 June, during the first 6 hours of the IARU R1 Field Day CW (15.00-20.59 UTC). QSL via UY5XE. [425 DX News]

27/06/2015:  JERSEY - XVI ISLAND GAMES - GJ15IG -
Special event station GJ15IG will be active from 27 June to 3 July to support the XVI Island Games that will be held in Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818). QSL via LoTW; paper QSL cards should be requested by using the OQRS provided by Club Log. [425 DX News]

01/07/2015:  BULGARIA - ALL SAINTS 2015 - LZ429PS -
Between 1st and 31st of July 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ429PS which has been created in honour of Saint Reverent Sisoy Veliki. LZ429PS counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]

01/07/2015:  RUSSIA (EU) - APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT - UE40SA -
Special callsign UE40SA will be active on 1-20 July to mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight. QSL via RV3YR (Russian stations) and GM0WRR (others). [425 DX News]

01/08/2015:  BULGARIA - ALL SAINTS 2015 - LZ250MM -
Between 1st and 31st of August 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ250MM which has been created in honour of Saint Martyr Miron Prezviter. LZ250MM counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]

01/09/2015:  BULGARIA - ALL SAINTS 2015 - LZ129WNLS -
Between 1st and 30th of September 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ129WNLS which has been created in honour of Saint Martyrs Vyara, Nadezhda, Lyubov and their mother Sofia. LZ129WNLS counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]

01/10/2015:  BULGARIA - ALL SAINTS 2015 - LZ130SAK -
Between 1st and 31st of October 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ130SAK which has been created in honour of Saint Apostol Kodrat of the 70. LZ130SAK counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]

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

01/11/2015:  BULGARIA - ALL SAINTS 2015 - LZ259PA -
Between 1st and 30th of November 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ259PA which has been created in honour of Saint Reverend Martyr Anastasia Rimlyanka. LZ259PA counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]

01/12/2015:  BULGARIA - ALL SAINTS 2015 - LZ362MT -
Between 1st and 31st of December 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ362MT which has been created in honour of Saint 15 Martyrs Tiveriopolski (Strumishki). LZ362MT counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]