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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 -

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]

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]

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]

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:  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]

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]

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:  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]

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]

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:  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]

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]

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]

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:  BELGIUM - 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF UBA-LGE - OR90VL -
Special station OR90VL will be active on 80-10 metre SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK from 1 June to 31 December to celebrate the 90th anniversary of UBA-LGE, the Liege branch of the Union Royale Belge des Amateurs-emetteurs. The club was created on June 25th 1925. QSL via ON5VL (bureau) or ON6DP (direct); Club Log's OQRS will be available after the end of the activity. See QRZ.com for information on the award programme. [425 DX News]

01/06/2015:  ITALY - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT - VARIOUS -
Four special stations will be active from the Astronomical Observatories of Rome (II0IYL), Turin (II1IYL), Padova (II3IYL) and Naples (II8IYL) until 31st December to promote the International Year of Light. Information on the IYL2015 Award programme will be available on QRZ.com. IYL2015 (www.light2015.org/) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. [425 DX News]

01/06/2015:  REUNION ISLAND - 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF R.E.F. - TO90R -
Throughout various dates in June, July, October and December look for Mario FR4QT to be active from Reunion Island (AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WLOTA 1812, WWFF FFF-0011) as TO90R in celebration of the 90th anniversary of R.E.F. QSL via FR4QT, direct with SAE + 1$ or 2 IRC. [DX-World]

01/06/2015:  UKRAINE - YURIY F CHERNIVTSI UNIVERSITY - EM140Y -
EM140Y celebrates the founding of the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University 140 years ago. QRV until May 31, 2016 on HF, with a particular effort during October 2015. QSL via US2YW (d/B), Club Log OQRS. [DX Newsletter]

11/06/2015:  RUSSIA (EU) - SYLRA MEETING 2015 - UE44Y -
From 11th June until 16th September, 2015 there will be a complex seasonal research of cinema-radio expedition UE44Y - Russian Yeti Expedition. The expedition UE44Y will be active from various locations of Mountain Shoria, Tashtagol district, Kemerovo region until 16 September 2015 at various HF and VHF bands of different types of communication. For QSO/SWL with the expedition UE44Y will be printed QSL-card, which will be distributed only upon request by e-mail in a gift set: 1) Special QSL-card of the expedition; 2) Special envelope expedition; 3) Special postal cancellation of the expedition sent from the homeland of the Russian Yeti. For QSOs/SWL with the expedition UE44Y headquarters (HQ) Russian Yeti Expedition, will be issued special paper 3 diplomas classes and original ethnic Plaque (Russian Yeti Expedition Award and Trophy). QSL via operators' instructions. Full details can be found at: www.qrz.com/db/UE44Y [ARRL DX News]

01/07/2015:  RUSSIA (EU) - YEAR OF LITERATURE - R2015 PREFIX -
Special callsign R2015LY is active until 31 December to celebrate the "Year of Literature in Russia". Several other R2015 prefixed callsigns, with suffixes honouring various Russian writers (e.g. R2015C for Anton Chekhov and R2015SM for Nobel prize winner Mikhail Sholokhov), will also be active. Information on the "Literary Heritage of Russia" award programme can be found at: r2015ly.ru/. [425 DX News]

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]

05/09/2015:  FRANCE - CLIPPERTON DXC CONVENTION - TM37CDXC -
Special event call TM37CDXC will be active on all bands and modes from 5-19th September for the 37th Clipperton DX Club's Convention (http://wp.cdxc.org/), to be held at Bitche, Lorraine, France on 18-20th September. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. [425 DX News]

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]