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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]

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]

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:  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]

01/03/2014:  BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA - 50YRS R.C. AKADEMSKI - E750EBL -
Members of the Akademski Radio Klub (E74EBL, ex-YU4EBL) in Banja Luka are celebrating their club's 50th anniversary on all bands and modes with the call E750EBL from 1st March until 31st December 2014. QSL via E77E, direct or bureau. [DXNL]

01/03/2014:  ITALY - GUGLIELMO MARCONI SENATOR - IY1GMS -
Guglielmo Marconi was a Senator in the Italian Senate in 1914. Radio amateurs from the ARI section in Bra (province Cuneo) mark this jubilee from 1st March until the end of the year with the call IY1GMS. QSL via IK1SPR, direct or bureau (Online log at: www.precis.it/). Website: www.qrz.com/db/IY1GMS [DXNL]

01/03/2014:  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:  LATVIA - EU CAPITAL OF CULTURE - YL2014C -
Normunds Sne, YL3DQ, will be active as YL2014C from Riga, Latvia, between 1st March and 30th November during Europe's Cultural Capital City of 2014. QRV on 160 to 10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. It is not necessary to send your QSL - all contacts will be confirmed with bureau QSLs after the activity. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW once in a month at least. Website and Riga-European Capital of Culture-2014 Award information can be found at: www.qrz.com/db/YL2014C [ARRL DX News]

01/03/2014:  LITHUANIA - LITHUANIA JOINS NATO - LY10NATO -
Sam, LY5W, located in Kaunas, Lithuania (WW Loc. KO15TA), will be active between 1 March and 31 December 2014 with the special callsign LY10NATO to mark Lithuania's joining of NATO 10 years ago. QSL via LY5W, direct or Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Sam welcomes stamps for his collection in direct letters. [DXNL]

01/03/2014:  SERBIA - BATTLE OF CER - YU100CER -
Until 31st December 2014, Radio Club Nikola Tesla (YU1HQR) Sabac commemorates the 100th anniversary of the famous battle on the mountain Cer 1914, which is located close to the city, using the special callsign YU100CER in memory of the victims. By way of management and outcome, Cer Battle is a masterpiece of the art of war, and as a remarkable example of the transition from the strategic defense of their counterattacks, she is still studying at major military academies, including West Point and the U.S. QSL via YU1HQR (Radio Klub Nikola Tesla, 15000 Sabac, Kneza Lazara 1, Serbia). [DXNL]

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:  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_12.html [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]

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]

01/05/2014:  ITALY - ROYAL MILITARY CONSTABULARY - II3TN -
Special callsign II3TN will be in use from 1st May until 31st July 2014 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of ARI Trento (IQ3TN). QSL via Bureau (preferred) or direct to A.R.I. Trento, Via E. Conci 86/A, 38123 Trento TN, Italy. Information on the relevant award can be found at: www.qrz.com/db/II3TN. [425 DX News]

27/05/2014:  FRANCE - VIEIL ARMAND - TM68VA -
Special event station TM68VA will be active between 27th May and 18th October 2014 (further information on QLRZ.com) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. The suffix stands for the Vieil Armand (aka Hartmannswillerkopf), a rocky spur in the Vosges mountains of Alsace where a long battle was fought in 1915. QSL via F6KDL (all of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau). All contacts with TM68VA are valid for the Centennial of War 1914/1918 Award. [425 DX News]

01/06/2014:  BRAZIL - 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP - ZX14, ZY14 PREFIXES -
Twenty-seven special stations (one for each Brazilian State plus the Federal District) with ZX14 and ZY14 prefixes will be active from 1 June to 30 July to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July: ZX14AM, ZX14BA, ZX14CE, ZX14DF, ZX14MG, ZX14MT, ZX14PE, ZX14PR, ZX14RJ, ZX14RN, ZX14RS, ZX14SP, ZY14AC, ZY14AL, ZY14AP, ZY14ES, ZY14GO, ZY14MA, ZY14MS, ZY14PA, ZY14PB, ZY14PI, ZY14RO, ZY14RR, ZY14SC, ZY14SE, ZY14TO. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via PT2AA (LABRE, Caixa Postal 4, Brasilia - DF, 70351-970, Brazil). Information on the award "Brazil Land of Football", sponsored by the Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Radio Emissao (LABRE, Brazil's IARU society), can be found at: www.labre.org.br/ [425 DX News]

01/06/2014:  FRANCE - NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - TM200BN -
Special event station TM200BN is QRV on various dates in June and July to mark the 200th anniversary of the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. QSL via F5KOB. [ARRL DX News]

01/06/2014:  GERMANY - 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF WAEDXC - DQ60WAE -
Special event station DQ60WAE is QRV on all bands and modes until May 2015 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Worked All Europe DX contest. Responsible DARC DX and HF-Contesting, SDOK: 60WAE. QSL via DF1QR, direct or Bureau. Website: www.qrz.com/db/DQ60WAE [ARRL DX News]

01/06/2014:  JAPAN - 140YRS INUBOSAKI LIGHTHOUSE - 8J1INUBO -
Special event station 8J1INUBO will be active on all bands and modes between 1st June and 31st December 2014 to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Inubosaki Lighthouse (November 15, 1874). The lighthouse (WLOTA 2376) is located on Cape Inubo, in the city of Choshi (JCC 1202), Kanto region, Chiba Prefecture, island of Honshu (AS-007), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/06/2014:  JAPAN - 60YRS GAMAGORI CITY - 8J2GAMA -
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Gamagori City (JCC 2015), special event station 8J2GAMA will be active on all bands and modes from 1st June to 30th November 2014. Gamagori-city is located in Chubu (Tokai) Region, southeastern Aichi Prefecture, island of Honshu (AS-007 WLOTA 2376), Japan. Parts of the city is within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park (WWFF JAFF-061). QSL via the JARL Bureu is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/06/2014:  JAPAN - 10YRS NATIONAL THEATRE OKINAWA - 8N6NTO -
Special event station 8N6NTO will be active on all bands and modes between 1st June and 31st July 2014 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Theatre Okinawa. The National Theatre Okinawa was opened in Urasoe City (JCC 4709), Okinawa, in January 2004 with the purposes of serving as the point of exchange for promoting tradition and culture in the Asia-Pacific region by utilizing the topographical and historical features of Okinawa, while at the same time striving for the preservation and promotion of Okinawa's traditional performing arts, including a nationally important intangible cultural asset, "Kumiodori". Located in Kyushu (Ryukyu) Region, Okinawa Prefecture, island of Okinawa (AS-017, WLOTA 0275), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/06/2014:  PANAMA - PANAMA CANAL CENTENNIAL - 3E100PC -
Jose, HP2AT, will be active with the special callsign 3E100PC from Panama between 1st June and 31st August 2014. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal. Operations will be on the HF bands. QSL via HP2AT direct. All QSOs will be confirmed via LoTW. [OPDX Bulletin]

06/06/2014:  CZECH REPUBLIC - 150YRS - OL125D -
Special event station OL125D will be QRV from Litomerica, Czech Republic, between 6-20 June 2014 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Draeger Company, a volunteer fire brigade. QSL via OK5AM, direct or Bureau. Club Log OQRS will also be available. A special award is also being offered - see www.qrz.com/db/OL125D [ARRL DX News]

15/06/2014:  RUSSIA (EU) - SERGIUS OF RADONEZH MEMORIAL - R700SR -
Operators from Sergiev Posad city (WCA UA-00306, COTA-RU C-325, WW Loc. KO96bh) will be QRV using special event callsign R700SR between 15 June and 15 August 2014 to commemorate the 700th birthday celebration and honor the memory of Sergius of Radonezh, a Russian Orthodox saint. Activity will be on the HF bands and 2 meters using CW, SSB, digital modes, FM, JT65V EME and JT65A Tropo. QSL via RA3DUW, Bureau preferred. [ARRL DX News]

18/06/2014:  SPAIN - KING JUAN CARLOS ENDS REIGN - AM0, AN0, AO0 PREFIX -
King Juan Carlos of Spain (EA0JC) will end his reign on 18th June 2014, and leave monarchy to his son Felipe. In celebration of the event, Spanish amateur radio operators are allowed to use special prefixes from 18th June to 18th September. EA stations can use AM0 followed by their usual call area number (e.g. EA4XYZ becomes AM04XYZ), EB stations can use AN0 (e.g. EB8XYZ becomes AN08XYZ) and EC stations can use AO0 (e.g. EC9XYZ becomes AO09XYZ). [425 DX News]

19/06/2014:  POLAND - V MOUND DRAKOW - 3Z5KK, HF5KK -
The special event stations 3Z5KK and HF5KK will be active between 19th June and 31st October 2014 on 40m in SSB. QSOs count towards the award V Kopcow Krakowskich. QSL 3Z5KK via SQ9MEP, direct or OT 12 Bureau. QSL HF5KK via SQ9RPX, direct or OT 12 Bureau. Award information can be found at: www.qrz.com/db/3Z5KK [DX Newsletter]

22/06/2014:  ENGLAND - CROSSNESS PUMPING STATION - GB2CM -
On 22nd June 2014 the Cray Valley Radio Society will be active as GB2CM from the Crossness Pumping Station (WW Loc. JO01BM) in London, England (EU-005, WLOTA 1841), for the International Museums Weekend. QSL via G4DFI, Bureau or direct (Owen Cross G4DFI, 28, Garden Avenue, Bexleyheath, Kent. DA7 4LF, UK) with SASE/SAE + IRC or $2. Websie: www.qrz.com/db/GB2CM [425 DX News]

26/06/2014:  THAILAND - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF R.A.S.T. - HS50RAST -
Look for HS50RAST to be active on all bands and modes between 26th June and 31st December 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST). QSL via E21EIC and LoTW. Log Search and OQRS will be available at Club Log - No eQSL's. Further information can be found at: www.qsl.net/rast [OPDX Bulletin]

01/07/2014:  CROATIA - UN LOGISTIC BASE IN BRINDISI - 4U20B -
4U20B is a special callsign being used by Ivo, 9A3A (4U1GSC) between 1st July 2014 and 1st July 2015 to commemorate the 20th anniversary (1994 - 2014) of the United Nations Logistic Base in Brindisi, Italy. The UNLB has been in operation since late 1994; it provides logistic support, telecommunications and training for all peacekeeping operations around the world. QSL via 9A2AA, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

01/07/2014:  ENGLAND - I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS - VARIOUS -
The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of July 2014 are:
GX4BJC /A - Operated from Stratton, near Bude in Cornwall, by Mike M0SMJ (/A WAB Square = SS20 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = LH-1841).
MX1SWL /A - Operated from Lambourn, in West Berkshire, by John G0GWK. (/A WAB Square = SU37 - 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]

01/07/2014:  JAPAN - 69TH NATIONAL ATHLETIC MEET - 8J6GNB -
Special event station 8J6GNB operates around the The 69th National Athletic Meet and the 14th Special Athletes Sports Competition, Nagasaki. QRV on all bands and modes between 1 July and 3 November 2014. Activity will be from Nagasaki prefecture, island of Kyushu (AS-077 WLOTA 0963), Japan. QSL via JARL Nagasaki (P.O. Box 88, Nagasaki-central 850-8691, Japan). Website: www.qrz.com/db/8J6GNB [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/07/2014:  JAPAN - DISASTER AREA, TOWARD THE FUTURE - 8J7INORI -
To mark Hisaichi wa mirai e (or The Disaster Area, toward the Future) special event station 8J7INORI will be active on all bands and modes between 1 July 2014 and 31 March 2015. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/07/2014:  JAPAN - MAIZURU-WAKASA EXPRESSWAY - 8J9WSH -
Look for special event station 8J9WSH to be active on all bands and modes from 1 July till 30 November 2014 to celebrate the Opening of 7/20 Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. "Wakasaji (or Wakasa Corridor), a District of Beautiful Sea, Lakes and History" Campaign / The Full Open of the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/07/2014:  JAPAN - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF JA5YEN - 8N50YEN -
The amateur radio club JA5YEN of Ozu, Ehime precture celebrates its 50th anniversary with the special callsign 8N50YEN. The city of Ozu is located on the island of Shikoku (AS-076). QRV during the entire month of July on 160m-23cm in SSB, CW, and FM. QSL via JA5YEN, Bureau or direct. Website: www.jarl.com/ja5yen/ [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/07/2014:  JAPAN - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF JA5YEN - 8N5CLEAN -
Special event station 8N5CLEAN will be active on all bands and modes between 1 July and 31 October 2014. Activity is for Clean Reception Environment Month. 8N5CLEAN will be transmitting from the island of Shikoku (AS-076), Japan. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/07/2014:  U.S.A. - ORIGINAL 13 COLONIES - VARIOUS -
The following stations will be active during the "Original 13 Colonies Special Event", which will be held on 1-6 July 2014: K2A (New York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E (Delaware), K2F (Maryland), K2G (Georgia), K2H (Massachusetts), K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North Carolina), K2K (New Hampshire), K2L (South Carolina) and K2M (Pennsylvania). Further information on the event and the relevant certificate can be found at: www.13colonies.info/ [425 DX News]

01/07/2014:  BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA - JOINING NATO IN 2006 - E72NATO -
Special event station E72NATO will be active on all bands and modes between 2nd July and 31st December 2014 to commemorate the cooperation of NATO and Bosnia-Herzegovina that was established in 2006. Activity will be carried out by known DX-er's and Contesters such as Danny E73M, Ivo E73A, Slaven E77A, Josip E77AW and many others. QSL via E73Y and Club Log OQRS. [ARRL DX News]

15/07/2014:  POLAND - BEGINNING OF WWI - HF100ZIM -
Operators Wlodek SP5GRU, Jozef SP5BUJ, Richard SP5GKN, Ryszard SP5KD, Zdzislaw SP5TAZ, Wlodzimierz SP5VYW, Andrzej SP5UUD, Mariusz SP5XSL, Andrzej SP5X, Jerzy SP5C, and Krzysztof SQ5Q, all members of the club station SP5ZIM in Przasnysz (WW Loc. KO03KA), will operate with the special callsign HF100ZIM between 15th July and 10th August 2014, commemorating the beginning of WWI. QSL via SP5ZIM. [DX Newsletter]

18/07/2014:  JAPAN - 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF ATSUGI-CITY - 8J1ATUGI -
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Atsugi-city (JCC 1113), special callsign 8J1ATUGI will be active on all bands and modes between 18th July 2014 and 28 February 2015. Atsugi-city is located in Kanagawa prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau is preferred way. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

18/07/2014:  NETHERLANDS - 30YRS IN HAM RADIO - PE30K -
Celebrating his 30th anniversary in amateur radio, Adriaan PE2K will be active as PE30K from 18th July to 14th August 2014. QSL via PE2K, Bureau preferred. [425 DX News]

21/07/2014:  SCOTLAND - XX COMMONWEALTH GAMES - GA14CG -
GA14CG will be the flagship station of the XX Commonwealth Games (the third largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympic Games and the Asian Games), to be held in Glasgow, Scotland (EU-005, WLOTA 1234), from 21 July to 3 August. Expect activity on 160-2 metres, usign CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via LoTW and eQSL; direct and bureau paper QSL cards should be requested through the OQRS on Club Log. [425 DX News]

21/07/2014:  U.S.A. - CHINCOTEAGUE'S ANNUAL PONY SWIM - K4P -
Special event station K4P will be active on all bands and modes in honor of Chincoteague's 89th Annual Pony Swim between 21st July and 4th August. The QTH will be Chincoteague Island (NA-083, USi VA-002S), Accomack County, Virginia. Jeff, KS4TL, plans a Island/Single-Op entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL K4P via KS4TL (Jeff Shelton, 5252 Pine Tree Way, Chincoteague, VA 23336 USA). [NG3K]

23/07/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/1, W1AW/9 -
Between 23rd and 29th July 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/1 will be operated by John W1XX, located in South Kingstown, Washington County, State of Rhode Island. W1AW/9 will be operated by Mike AJ9C, located in Marion, Grant County, and joined by Jerry KE9I, located in Medaryville, Pulaski County, both in the State of Indiana. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

23/07/2014:  ROMANIA - 10YRS OF RADIOAMATOR.RO - YR10RRO -
Look for special event station YR10RRO to be active between 24th July and 3rd August 2014. Activity is to celebrate the 10th anniversary and launch of the Romanian Web site (Radioamator.ro). Those radio amateurs contacting this station and accumulating a certain number of points will be eligible to claim a special award called: "Radioamator.ro - 10 years anniversary". The points can be earned by contacting certain stations between July 24th and August 3rd. Those stations/operators should be operated by hams who contributed or helped the Web site Radioamator.ro. Details on the award rules and additional info are available at: www.radioamator.ro/yr10rro/?l=en [OPDX Bulletin]

23/07/2014:  SCOTLAND - XX COMMONWEALTH GAMES - GB4CGS -
Members of the Worked All Britain Awards Group will operate GB4CGS during the XX Commonwealth Games from 12 locations between 23 July and 3 August 2014. They also issue an award around the event based on the WAB award scheme (also avialable for SWLs). QSL via G7GJU, LoTW, eQSL. [DX Newsletter]

27/07/2014:  LITHUANIA - RC RADIJO MEGEJU DRAUGIJA HAM-FEST - LY2014RMD -
The Lithuanian national radio club Lietuvos Radijo Megeju Draugija (LRMD) welcomes amateurs to its annual ham-fest from 25th to 27th July 2014. The corresponding special event station is LY2014RMD (WAL H30, WW Loc. KO25XH). QSL via LY1RMD. Website: www.lrmd.lt/hamfest/en [DX Newsletter]

27/07/2014:  FRANCE - EUROJAM 2014 - TM14JAM -
More than 10000 boy and girl scouts will flock to the Eurojam 2014 in Normandy, France, from 1-12 August 2014. The special event station TM14JAM operates in the context of that event from 27th July to 12th August on all bands and modes. QSL via the Bureau. [DX Newsletter]

27/07/2014:  FRANCE - BATTLE OF BOUVINES - TM800B -
A Team from France and Belgium will be active as TM800B (www.aran59.fr/bouvines-2014) on 27th July 2014 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Bouvines. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 2 metres. QSL via F-60345, Bureau only. [425 DX News]

30/07/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/0, W1AW/4 -
Between 30th July and 5th August 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/0 will be operated by Ed W0SD, located in Salem, McCook County, State of South Dakota. W1AW/4 will be operated by Glenn KE4KY, located in Fisherville, Jefferson County, State of Kentucky. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

01/08/2014:  ENGLAND - I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS - VARIOUS -
The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of August 2014 are:
GX4BJC /A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie - G6XOU (ISWL Council Member & QSL Bureau Manager) (/A WAB Square = TM22 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1841). Herbie 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 Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom - G3RPV. (/A WAB Square = TL27 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 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]

01/08/2014:  JAPAN - IMABARI JAZZ TOWN - 8J5JAZZ -
Special callsign 8J5JAZZ celebrates Imabari (JCC 3802) Jazz Town on all bands and modes during the entire month of August 2014. Imabari is located in Ehime prefecture on the island of Shikoku (AS-076), Japan. QSL via Bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/08/2014:  JAPAN - CHIBA AQUALINE MARATHON - 8N1AQ -
Look for 8N1AQ to be active on all bands and modes from 1st August until 31st October 2014 to celebrate the 2nd Chiba Aqualine Marathon (Aqualine: The Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway), Chiba prefecture island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

02/08/2014:  U.S.A. - START OF WWI CENTENNIAL - WW1USA -
Special event station WW1USA will be on the air again on 2-3 August 2014 to commemorate the centennial of the declaration of war that started WW1. The station will again be operating from the grounds of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO. WW1USA has selected several significant dates in 2014 when the station will be on the air: 6-7 September and 27-28 December. See www.ww1usa.org for more details. QSL direct to WW1USA (National World War 1 Museum Amateur Radio Club, 100 W 26th St., Kansas City, MO 64108, USA). [425 DX News]

03/08/2014:  AUSTRIA - SCOUT CAMP WURZL'14 - OE2WURZL14 -
Look for the special event station OE2WURZL14 [Boy Scout Club station of Club TeleScout (CTS)] to be active between 3-13 August 2014, from the international Camp of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Salzburg (PPO) operating from the Gasteiner Valley (JN67NE). QSL via the OE-Bureau. The station is also valid for the Austrian Radio Scouting Award! For more information, see www.qrz.com/db/oe2wurzl14 [OPDX Bulletin]

06/08/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/1, W1AW/2 -
Between 6th and 12th August 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/1 will be operated by Andy K2LE/1, located in Readsboro, Bennington County, State of Vermont. W1AW/2 will be operated by Carol N2MM, located in Shamong, Burlington County, State of New Jersey. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

08/08/2014:  JAPAN - ALL JAPAN ARDF ATHLETIC MEET - 8N4ARDF -
Special event station 8N4ARDF will be QRV on all bands and modes from 8th August until 16th November 2014 for the 2014 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

12/08/2014:  THE NETHERLANDS - ZUNDERT FLOWER PARADE - PA73... -
To celebrate the 73rd annual National UNESCO Heritage Flower Parade of Zundert, several radio amateurs of VERON Section 54 will activate the special callsigns PA73CORSO (Toon PD0RWL), PA73EBP and PA73LOU (Lou PA0LOU). The reason they have chosen the 73 callsign is that it also has a special meaning in the amateur radio world. The station PA73CORSO will be activated between 12th August and 8th September, from Zundert and surroundings. The highlight of this event will be on Sunday, 7th September and Monday, 8th September, when the callsigns will be activated from the exhibition site of Zundert. The station PA73CORSO will be activated on all bands, HF and VHF and on all modes. A special QSL card and a beautiful special award will be issued. For more information on the station, pictures of some floats and details on the 73rd Bloemencorso Zundert Award, see: www.qrz.com/db/pa73corso [OPDX Bulletin]

13/08/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/5 -
Between 13th and 19th August 2014 look for the following station to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/5 will be operated by Sam W5CU, located in Edmond, Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma. QSL preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

20/08/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/0, W1AW/8 -
Between 20th and 26th August 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/0 will be operated by Lynn W0ND, located in Minot, Ward County, State of North Dakota. W1AW/8 will be operated by Jim K8MR, located in Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County, State of Ohio. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

22/08/2014:  MEXICO - BALUARTE BICENTENNIAL BRIDGE - 4C2L -
Jose, XE2L, and others will be active as 4C2L on 22-24 August from the Baluarte Bicentennial Bridge, the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world. They will operate SSB and CW on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres SSB and CW. QSL via XE2L (direct). Website: www.qrz.com/db/4c2l [425 DX News]

27/08/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/1, W1AW/7 -
Between 27th August and 2nd September 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/1 will be operated by Doug K1DG, from his vacation house in the town of Long Island (IOTA NA-137), Cumberland County, State of Maine. W1AW/7 will be operated by Ned AA7A, located in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, State of Arizona. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

30/08/2014:  CANARY ISLANDS - WORLD BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - AO8BWC -
Members of the Amateur Radio Union of Las Palmas (EA8URL) on Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 0969) Island will use the special event callsign AO8BWC for the World Basketball Championship. Las Palmas city is hosting this event. Activity will be on all bands and modes between 30th August and 14th September 2014. QSL via EA8URL, Bureau or direct. [EA8URL]

01/09/2014:  ENGLAND - I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS - VARIOUS -
The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of September 2014 are:
GX4BJC /A - Operated from Ivybridge, in Devon, by Peter - G4VFG (/A WAB Square = SX65 - 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 GX4BJC /P throughout the month. If required, he will give his current WAB Square during the QSO.
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]

01/09/2014:  JAPAN - RALLY HOKKAIDO - 8J8RALLY -
Special callsign 8J8RALLY will be active on all bands and modes from 1-28 September 2014 for the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship 2014 5th Stage / JAF All Japan Rally Championship 2014 7th Stage. "Rally Hokkaido" - island of Hokkaido (AS-078, WLOTA 2967), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

03/09/2014:  U.S.A. - ARRL CENTENNIAL QSO PARTY - W1AW/4, W1AW/7 -
Between 3rd and 9th September 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/4 will be operated by Ned K1GU, located in Friendsville, Blount County, State of Tennessee. W1AW/7 will be operated by Bill N7OU, located in Portland, Multnomah County, State of Oregon. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

06/09/2014:  FRANCE - CLIPPERTON DX CLUB CONVENTION - TM36CDXC -
Special event call TM36CDXC will be active on 6-20th September 2014 for the 36th Clipperton DX Club's Convention (wp.cdxc.org/), to be held in Issoire, Auvergne on 19-21 September. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. [425 DX News]

12/09/2014:  NETHERLANDS - OPERATION MARKET GARDEN - PA70OMG -
Members of the PA70OMG team are busy with the preparations of their activities to take place from 12-21 September 2014. Activity is to commemorate/celebrate the 70 years of freedom when the "Operation Market Garden" paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division (AA - All American) landed in the Nijmegen region on 17th September 1944, and the region was liberated after four years of German occupation. During 10 days, they will activate the special event callsign PA70OMG, and try to work as many amateur radio operators across the world. For more details about the event, visit their Web site at: www.pa2p.nl/pa70omg [OPDX Bulletin]

20/09/2014:  ENGLAND - FIRST UK TO NEW ZEALAND RADIO CONTACT - GB2NZ, 2SZ -
On 18th October 2014 will see the 90th anniversary of the first UK to New Zealand radio contact, made on 80 metres between 18-year-old Cecil Goyder (2SZ) at Mill Hill School in London and Frank Bell (4AA) in Shag Valley, on New Zealand's South Island. To celebrate this anniversary, special callsign GB2NZ will be active from 20th September to 18th October. The call will be made available in turn to a series of stations around the UK during this period. GB2NZ will operate CW and SSB, on 80m when there is propagation but otherwise on the HF bands. In addition, the unique callsign 2SZ will be active on 11-18th October from Mill Hill School. QSL for either GB2NZ and 2SZ via M0OXO, preferably through his OQRS (www.m0oxo.com/). Complete information on the event can be found at: www.gb2nz.com/ [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. [DXAT]