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2018
ITALIAN SPECIAL EVENT
As of January 1st through November 11th, look for many Italian special event stations
(and they do mean many - too many to list) with special two letter suffixes representing
a ship of the Italian Royal Navy that in 1918 were engaged in the Adriatic Sea in the
First World War. These stations are operating for a diploma called "Award Regia Marina".
There is a list of more than 70 accredited ARMI stations, 10 Jolly IQ stations, and a
special (super Jolly) II7WWI station that qualify for the three awards (Gold, Silver
and Bronze) and a Top Honor Plaque. The list can be found at:
  www.assoradiomarinai.it/diplomi/regiamarina/lista.htm
Complete rules and details are available at:
 www.assoradiomarinai.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=102&Itemid=156


ISWL Callsigns (for May)
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of May 2018:
GX4BJC/A - Operator - Not yet allocated. The operator will give details If heard/worked.
(/A WAB Square - ? - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Skegby, in Nottinghamshire, by Merv, G0UJD (/A WAB Square
SK56 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU - The QSL Manager 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 www.qrzcq.com or via www.eQSL.cc. NO LoTW.
I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see www.iswl.org.uk for full details.
eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.


70 Years of UBA
The following stations are going to celebrate the founding of the Royal Union of Belgian
Radioamateurs (UBA) 70 years ago during the month of May, 2018:
OT70ACC, OT70ALT, OT70ARA, OT70AST, OT70ATH, OT70ATO, OT70BDX,
OT70BFA, OT70BSE, OT70BTS, OT70BXE, OT70CRD, OT70CLR, OT70CPN,
OT70DIG, OT70DST, OT70EKO, OT70ERA, OT70GBN, OT70GDV, OT70GNT,
OT70GTM, OT70HCC, OT70HRT, OT70KTK, OT70LGE, OT70LIR, OT70LLV,
OT70LUS, OT70LVN, OT70MCL, OT70MLB, OT70NBT, OT70NLB, OT70NNV,
OT70NOL, OT70ODE, OT70ONZ, OT70ORA, OT70OSA, OT70OSB, OT70OST,
OT70PHI, OT70RAM, OT70RAT, OT70RCA, OT70RSX, OT70SNW, OT70THN,
OT70TLS, OT70TRA, OT70TWS, OT70UBA, OT70WLD, OT70WRA, OT70WRC,
OT70WTO, OT70YLC, and OT70ZTM.
An award will be available as well. QSL via ClubLog OQRS.
http://70.uba.be/


80 Years of FOC
The following stations will be active during the month of May, 2018, celebrating
the FOC's (First Class CW Operators' Club) 80th anniversary:
GX4FOC, GS4FOC, GC4FOC, GH4FOC, GT4FOC, GP4FOC, GN4FOC, GB80FOC,
5B80FOC, 9J80FOC, DF80FOC, DJ80FOC, DK80FOC, DL80FOC, DM80FOC,
DP80FOC, HA80FOC, II7FOC, IR0FOC, K2FOC, K5FOC, K6FOC, K7FOC,
KM4FOC, KT5FOC, M0RSE, N4FOC, N5FOC, OL80FOC, OZ80FOC, PA80FOC,
PA80JLS, PF80FOC, PH80FOC, R80FOC, RA/SD80FOC, S580FOC, SC80FOC,
SF80FOC, SM80FOC, SP80FOC, SX80FOC, TM80FOC, VE2FOCW, VE3FOCW,
VE5FOC, VE6FOC, VI6FOC80, VU8FOC, W1FOC, W2FOC, W5FOC, W9FOC,
WA5FOC, WF1OC, YR80FOC, ZB2FOC, ZL1FOC, and ZS9FOC.
The club also offers an award based on contacts with these calls.
Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog; for QSL information see QRZ.com.
https://clublog.org/foc_participants.php
https://g4foc.org/


ISWL Callsigns (for June)
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of June 2018:
GX4BJC/A - Operator - Not yet allocated. The operator will give details If heard/worked.
(/A WAB Square - ? - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
MX1SWL/A - Operator - Not yet allocated. The operator will give details If heard/worked.
(/A WAB Square - ? - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU - The QSL Manager 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 www.qrzcq.com or via www.eQSL.cc. NO LoTW.
I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see www.iswl.org.uk for full details.
eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.


50th anniversary of ORARI
Special event station YB50AR will be active on 1-30 June to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia (ORARI), Indonesia's IARU
member society. In addition to the HQ station, other 32 special callsigns will be
active from the 32 ORARI Subdivisions (ORARI Daerah) over the same period:
YB50AC, YB50BA, YB50BB, YB50BE, YB50BT, YB50GO, YB50JA, YB50JB,
YB50JI, YB50JK, YB50JT, YB50KB, YB50KI, YB50KR, YB50KS, YB50KT,
YB50LA, YB50MA, YB50MU, YB50NB, YB50NT, YB50PA, YB50RI, YB50SA,
YB50SB, YB50SG, YB50SN, YB50SR, YB50SS, YB50ST, YB50SU and YB50YO.
QSLs via LoTW (no paper cards will be issued).
Information on the ORARI Golden Anniversary Awards will be posted to:
http://www.orari.or.id/


FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial international football (soccer) tournament
contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of the
Federation Internationale de Football Association. This year's edition is
scheduled to take place in Russia. HQ stations RU18WC and R18REF will be
active from 14 June to 15 July for the "Football World Cup Radio Marathon".
During the same period, 43 special callsigns will be active to represent the
32 national teams qualified to play the tournament and the 11 host cities:
R18ARG (Argentina), R18AUS (Australia), R18BEL (Belgium), R18BRA (Brazil),
R18COL (Colombia), R18CRC (Costa Rica), R18CRO (Croatia), R18DEN (Denmark),
R18EGY (Egypt), R18ENG (England), R18ESP (Spain), R18FRA (France), R18GER
(Germany), R18IRN (Iran), R18ISL (Iceland), R18JPN (Japan), R18KOR (Korea),
R18KSA (Saudi Arabia), R18MAR (Morocco), R18MEX (Mexico), R18NGA (Nigeria),
R18PAN (Panama), R18PER (Peru), R18POL (Poland), R18POR (Portugal), R18RUS
(Russia), R18SEN (Senegal), R18SRB (Serbia), R18SUI (Switzerland), R18SWE
(Sweden), R18TUN (Tunisia), R18URU (Uruguay), RC18EK (Ekaterinburg), RC18KA
(Kaliningrad), RC18KZ (Kazan), RC18MO (Moscow), RC18NN (Nizhny Novgorod),
RC18RO (Rostov-on-Don), RC18SA (Samara), RC18SO (Sochi), RC18SP (Saint-Petersburg),
RC18SR (Saransk), RC18VG (Volgograd).
Complete information will be published on: http://fwc18.hamlogs.net/


Football World Cup Radio Marathon
A large number of special callsigns from countries participating in the Football World
Cup tournament, as well as from other FIFA member countries that did not qualify for
the finals, will be active between 1 June and 15 July. Participating stations are expected
from Algeria (7X2FIFA), Antigua & Barbuda (V218FIFA), Argentina (AY0FWC), Austria
(OE18FIFA), Bahrain (A91FWC), Bermuda (VP9FIFA), Bosnia & Herzegovina (E70FIFA),
Brazil (ZZ18FWC), Canada (VB18FIFA), Croatia (9A18FIFA), Denmark (OU18FWC),
Ecuador (HD18FIFA), Egypt (SU18FWC), England (GB18FWC), France (TM18FWC),
Germany (DJ18FWC and DK18FWC), Greece (SX18FIFA), Haiti (HH18FIFA), Hong Kong
(VR2FIFA), Hungary (HG18FIFA), Indonesia (YB18FIFA), Iraq (YI0FIFA), Italy (II9FIFA),
Kazakhstan (UP18FIFA), Korea (DT18FIFA and DT18FWC), Luxembourg (LX18FIFA),
Moldova (ER18FIFA), Netherlands (PA18FIFA), New Zealand (ZL18FIFA), Northern
Ireland (GB18FIFA), Panama (HP18FWC), Peru (OC18FWC), Philippines (DX18FIFA),
Poland (3Z18FWC), Portugal/Azores (CR2018FWC), Qatar (A71FIFA), Saudi Arabia
(HZ18FIFA and HZ18FWC), Scotland (MB18FIFA: 10, 13, 14 July), Serbia (YU18FWC),
Slovakia (OM18FIFA and OM2018FIFA), Spain (AO18FWC), Suriname (PZ18FIFA),
Sweden (7S18FWC, 8S18FWC, SB18FWC, SC18FWC, SD18FWC, SE18FWC,
SF18FWC, SH18FWC and SI18FWC), United Arab Emirates (A60FIFA), Uruguay
(CW18FWC), Venezuela (YW18FIFA), Wales (MB18FIFA: 12 June and 12 July).
Complete information will be published on: http://fwc18.hamlogs.net/

ARRL International Grid Chase  00.00 UTC on 1 January through 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2018
All Bulgarian Saints 2018  00.00 UTC on 1 January through 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2018

Links To Special Event Stations & Calls

ARRL - U.S.A. Special Event Stations   Special event certificates and QSLs
Argentina - Special Prefixes and QSL Info
Brazil - Special Calls & QSL Managers
Canada - Special Event Callsigns
Great Britian Permanent Special Event Stations
Greek Special Calls  by SV2AEL
Swedish Contest, Special Event, Anniversary and Special Calls