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DX Special Event Stations & Calls

- For updated Special Event activity, please visit my DX Calendar page. UPDATED DAILY!

Diploma "Nizami Ganjevi - 880"
Special callsigns 4J880M, 4J880N, 4J880NZ, 4J880NZM, 4K880NZ and 4K880NZM celebrate
the 880th anniversary of the birth of Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209), born in nowadays Azerbaijan
and generally considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature. See for information about the certificate issued by the DX
Club Safari (4J0SFR).  [TNX 425 DX News]

75th Anniversary of the ISWL
The Special Event station GB75ISWL will be operated throughout 2021 from Walton on the
Naze, in Essex, by Herbie G6XOU.  (WAB Square - TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA
1841). Other operators will participate, when COVID-19 Restrictions allow them to. This
station is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the "International Short
Wave League" in 1946. The QSL Manager is Herbie G6XOU (QTHR). Direct QSL's are
welcome, via the Bureau, or via
Further details are on:  or:

Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Games
Celebrating the 2021 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Games the following stations will be
active from May 1 to September 5 - 8J1OLYMPIC, 8J2OLYMPIC, 8J3OLYMPIC, 8J4OLYMPIC,
8N1OLP (Hachioji-city), 8N1OLP (Hachioji-city), 8N2OLP, 8N3OLP, 8N4OLP (Matsue-city),
8N4OLP (Ube-city), 8N5OLP, 8N6OLP, 8N7OLP, 8N8OLP (Ebetsu-city, Hokkaido pref),
8N8OLP (Sapporo-city), 8N9OLP (Nanto-city), 8N9OLP (Toyama-city), 8N0OLP (Omachi-city),
and 8N0OLP (Uonuma-city). QSL via the JARL bureau.

120 Years of Austria's Nobel Prize Laureates
Look for the following special event callsign with the "OE120" prefix to be on the air between
July 1st and November 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Austria's Nobel
Prize Laureates. The special callsigns are: OE120AGD (e), OE120BKC (Bureau via OEVSV),
OE120DMT (via OE7DMT), OE120SGU, OE120TWA (via OE3TWA), OE120U, OE120WDR,
OE120XFG, OE120XGM, OE120XKJ, OE120XDX, OE120XRC (via OE3CQB e/B) and
OE120XYK. There will be 4 special awards available. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
[TNX OPDX Bulletin]

Austrian Nobel Laureates
The following special event calls honour the memory of Austrian Nobel laureates: OE120AGD,
OE120BKC, OE120DMT, OE120SGU, OE120TWA, OE120U, OE120WDR, OE120XFG,
OE120XGM, OE120XKJ, OE120XDX, OE120XRC, and OE120YXK. QRV from July 1 until
November 30. Several awards are also available.  [TNX DX Newsletter]

20th anniversary of RTRN
Special callsigns  R20RTA, R20RTM, R20RTP, R20RTRN and R20RTT will be active on 1-31 August
to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network
(RTRN), created on 13 August 2001. QSL via operator's instructions.  [TNX 425 DX News]

120 Years Nobel Prize
Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Nobel Prizes, first awarded in 1901, and paying a
tribute to the Austrian laureates, special callsigns OE120AGD, OE120BKC, OE120DMT,
OE120SGU, OE120TWA, OE120U, OE120WDR, OE120XDX, OE120XFG, OE120XGM,
OE120XKJ, OE120XRC and OE120YXK will be active between 23 August and 31 December.
QSL via operator's instructions. Four certificates will be available at:  [TNX 425 DX News]

Independence Day of Ukraine
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Independence Day of Ukraine (24 August) and the
30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Amateur Radio League (21 December), a large number
of special callsigns (EM30LRU, EM30UARL, EM30AUARL, EM30BUARL, EM30CUARL,
EM30YUARL, EM30ZUARL) will be active from 20 August to 31 December. QSL via the
operator's instructions. See for information about
the "UARL-30" Award.  [TNX 425 DX News]

Malaysia Independence
Several special event stations located in various Malaysian states and federal territories
will celebrate the 64th anniversary of Malaysia's independence (31 August 1957) on 26
August-1 September. Active from West Malaysia will be 9M64MA, 9M64MB, 9M64MC,
9M64MD, 9M64MJ, 9M64MK, 9M64MM, 9M64MN, 9M64MP, 9M64MR, 9M64MT and 9M64MW.
Active from East Malaysia will be 9M64MQ (Sarawak) and 9M64MS (Sabah). QSL via
operator's instructions.  [TNX 425 DX News]

Day of Asturias
Special event callsigns EG1SDC-EG9SDC and EH1SDC-EH9SDC will be activated on 1-12
September to commemorate Day of Asturias and the principality's patron saint, popularly
known as the Santina de Covadonga. This is the 37th edition of the 'SDC' special event.
QSL for all callsigns via EA1AUM (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL.
See for more information, including online logs and downloadable
certificates.  [TNX 425 DX News]

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For September 2021).
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of September 2021

GX4BJC/A - Operated by John, G8XTJ, located in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. (IOTA EU-005,
WAB-SP80, WLOTA-1841).

MX1SWL/A - Operated by Peter, G0NQZ, located in Eastbourne, East Sussex. (IOTA EU-005, WAB-TQ50,

MX1SWL/P - Will also be used by Peter during September.

Please QSL all GX4BJC and MX1SWL callsigns via Dick M5DIK and NOT the individual operator.

GB75ISWL - Operated by Herbie, G6XOU, located in Walton on the Naze, Essex. (IOTA EU-005,
WAB-TM22, WLOTA-1841). Please QSL GB75ISWL via Hebie G6XOU.

All callsigns via the Bureau,, or direct with return postage.
(No IRCs in the UK). The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
All QSL info is on ( or ( or ( or via (
NO LOTW.  [TNX Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

Antarctic Treaty
To celebrate the 60th anniversary Antarctic Treaty Signature, the Russian Robinson Club
will activate the following special event stations (each representing a country that initially
signed the Antarctic Treaty) between October 1st and December 31st during this event:
R60ANT  - Russia, RA60ANT - South Africa, RB60ANT - Belgium, RC60ANT - Chile,
RG60ANT - Argentina, RJ60ANT - Japan, RK60ANT - United Kingdom, RL60ANT - France,
RN60ANT - Norway, RT60ANT - Australia, RU60ANT - USA, RZ60ANT - New Zealand,
Plus a special callsign from Antarctica RI60ANT. Details about the special "60th
Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty" award is also available at:  [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For October 2021).
The International Short Wave League Club Callsigns in use for October 2021 are:

G4BJC/A - Not yet allocated for October.

MX1SWL/A & MX1SWL/P - Operated by Geof M0BAU, located in Great Sutton, Cheshire.
IOTA-Eu-005, WAB-SJ37, WLOTA-1841.

GB75ISWL - Operated by Herbie G6XOU, located in Walton on the Naze, Essex.
IOTA-Eu-005, WAB-TM22, WLOTA-1841.

QSL GX4BJC and MX1SWL calls via Dick M5DIK.
QSL GB75ISWL call via G6XOU.
All calls via Bureau,, or direct with return postage. (No IRCís in the UK).
See for details. Both managers are QTHR.  [TNX Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

75th Anniversary of the ISWL - GB75ISWL
All Bulgarian Saints 2021  00.00 UTC on 1 January through 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2021

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