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75th Anniversary of the UBA
The Belgian IARU society UBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022. To celebrate
this event, 64 different special event stations will be active from January 1st through
February 28th, 2022. Each special event station will be using the prefix ON75 followed
by a three letter suffix. The stations participating in the event are: ON75AAA,  ON75ACC,
ON75ALT, ON75ARA, ON75AST, ON75ATH, ON75ATO, ON75BDX, ON75BTS, ON75BXE,
ON75CDZ, ON75CLR, ON75CRD, ON75DST, ON75EKO, ON75GBN, ON75GBX, ON75GDV,
ON75GNT, ON75GTM, ON75HCC, ON75IPR, ON75KSD, ON75KTK, ON75LGE, ON75LIR,
ON75LLV, ON75LUS, ON75LVN, ON75MCL, ON75MLB, ON75MWV, ON75NBT, ON75NNV,
ON75NOK, ON75NOL, ON75ODE, ON75ONZ, ON75ORA, ON75OSA, ON75OSB, ON75OST,
ON75PHI, ON75RAF, ON75RAM, ON75RAT, ON75RCA, ON75RCN, ON75REM, ON75RST,
ON75RSX, ON75SNW, ON75TLS, ON75TRA, ON75TRC, ON75TWS, ON75WLD, ON75WRA,
ON75WRC, ON75WTO and ON75ZTM. Also mentioned are: ON75DIG = UBA Award Friends
DIG station, ON75UBA = National UBA station, ON75YLC = Club Station YL UBA. Awards for
working both a specific number of different ON75 stations and/or working ON75 stations in
various band/mode slots are available via this link: (link will be published at the start of the
event). Paper QSL cards will only be sent exclusively using OQRS (Online QSL request) via
Clublog, either via Bureau or direct. For more details and updates, see:
https://www.qrz.com/db/ON75LGE
https://www.qrz.com/db/ON75RAT  [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

World Radiosport Team Championship
The World Radiosport Team Championship, which was due to be held in Bologna on 6-11 July
2022, has been postponed to 2023 "in consideration of the worldwide public health challenges
from the Covid-19 pandemic". To promote the event and keep the interest alive, however, ten
special callsigns will be activated between 1 January 2022 and the end of the IARU HF
Championship  (10 July at 11.59 UTC).  Look for II1WRTC, II2WRTC, II3WRTC, II4WRTC,
II5WRTC, II6WRTC, II7WRTC, II8WRTC, II9WRTC and II0WRTC to be QRV on the HF bands
CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. A certificate for working the special stations will be available after
the end of the event; see https://www.wrtc2022.it/en/wrtc2022-award-19.asp for the rules and
the real-time scoreboard.  [TNX 425 DX News]

90th Anniversary of the Junkers JU52/3m Aircraft
DF90/DK90/DL90/DM90/DR90/DQ90/DP90 and HB90, Germany & Switzerland (Special Event).
Gert, DM7MA, and a crew of operators will activate the following special event stations between
March 1st and June 30th: DF90TJU, DK90TJU, DL90TJU, DM90TJU, DR90TJU, DQ90TJU,
DP90TJU and HB90JU. Activity is to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the maiden flight of the
Junkers JU52/3m (transport aircraft).  [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

200th birthday of Sandor Petofi
Look for special event station HG200PS to be active between March 15th, 2022, and March
15th, 2023, to celebrate the 200th birthday of Sandor Petofi, one of the greatest Hungarian
poets and a revolutionary who symbolized the Hungarian desire for freedom. Some other
participating callsigns include HG200AN, HG200DO, HG200EF, HG200IR and HG200OT.
Activity will be on CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via HA8RD, ClubLog or LoTW.  [TNX OPDX]

HAM meets Military
Special stations PA01MIL, PA02MIL, PA03MIL, PA04MIL, PA05MIL, PA06MIL, PA07MIL and
PA08MIL from eight different locations will be activated on 1 April for 12 hours (7-19 UTC) by
eight teams consisting of one amateur and two military radio operators. They will use military
equipment only and be QRV on the HF bands SSB and 6m FM. The main goals are to introduce
the military to the world of amateur radio, and to train them in view of an operation from the
Suriname jungle (PZ5JT). QSL direct to: 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade/ Radio-groep, PO Box 9208,
6800 HK Arnhem, The Netherlands.  [TNX 425 DX News]

World Amateur Radio Day
Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again holding a "Get on the Air on World Amateur Radio
Day" special event in which it encourages as many amateurs as possible to contact as many
RAC stations as possible. Operating across Canada from 00.00 UTC to 23.59 UTC on 18 April,
the RAC official stations will be VA2RAC, VA3RAC, VE1RAC, VE4RAC, VE5RAC, VE6RAC,
VE7RAC, VE8RAC, VE9RAC, VO1RAC, VO2RAC, VY0RAC, VY1RAC and VY2RAC. QSL via
LOTW or via the bureau. Those contacting one or more of these stations, on any band and
mode, will be eligible for a special commemorative certificate: https://www.rac.ca/certificates/
[TNX 425 DX News]

International Marconi Day
Look for IY0CG, IY0GA (Sardinia), IY0IMD, IY0ORP, IY0TC, IY1MR, IY1SM, IY1SP, IY1TO,
IY4FGM, IY5PIS, IY6GM and IY7M to be active during the International Marconi Day (23
April). QSL via operators' instructions. These stations are affiliated to the "Coordinamento
Stazioni Marconiane Italiane" (http://csmi.altervista.org/wp/), which gathers amateur radio
stations operating from historic Marconi sites located in Italy.

75th Anniversary of the ZOT
Special callsigns 3Z75ZOT, HF75ZOT, SN75ZOT, SO75ZOT, SP75ZOT and SQ75ZOT (from
Wolin Island, EU-132) will be activated between 1 May and 30 August to celebrate the 75th
anniversary of the Polish Amateur Radio Union's West Pomeranian Regional Branch
(Zachodniopomorski Oddzial Terenowy) in Szczecin. QSL via operator's instructions.
[TNX 425 DX News]

200th Anniversary of the GOB
PP200/PR200/PS200/PV200/PW200/PX200/ZV200/ZW200/ZX200/ZY200/ZZ200, BRAZIL
Freemasons Hams linked to the Grande Oriente do Brasil (GOB) will carry out a special operation
during the month of May 2022 in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the GOB, which will
take place on June 17th of this year. Look for the following 11 special event stations to be on the
air between May 1-30th: PP200GOB, PR200GOB, PS200GOB, PV200GOB, PW200GOB,
PX200GOB, ZV200GOB, ZW00GOB, ZX200GOB, ZY200GOB and ZZ200GOB. Activity will be on
various HF bands and modes. A special "200 Years GOB Diploma" will be available (see QRZ.com
for details). QSL all callsigns via PT2OP.  [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

ISWL Club Callsigns
The International Short Wave League Club Callsigns in use for May 2022 are:

GX4BJC/A – Operated by Herbie G6XOU, located in Walton on the Naze, Essex.
IOTA-Eu-005, WAB-TM22, WLOTA-1841.

MN1SWL/A - Operated by Alan GI0VWU, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
IOTA-Eu-115, WAB-J36, WLOTA-1439.

QSL GX4BJC and MN1SWL calls via Dick M5DIK.
All calls via Bureau, eQSL.cc, or direct with return postage. (No IRC's in the UK).
See QRZCQ.com for details.  [TNX Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

5.5 China Amateur Radio Festival
Ten stations (B0CRA, B1CRA, B2CRA, B3CRA, B4CRA, B5CRA, B6CRA, B7CRA, B8CRA and
B9CRA) from across the country will be active from 12 UTC on 3 May until 12 UTC on 5 May for
this year's "5.5 China Amateur Radio Festival" on air event, organized by the Chinese Radio
Amateurs Club (CRAC). See http://www.crac.org.cn/55 for logsearch and http://awards.crac.org.cn
for the awards (from 1 June). QSL via LOTW, or direct to BA1GG.  [TNX 425 DX News]

Europe Day "on the air" 2022
This year, 9 May is on Monday, but we will be active from Friday 6 until Monday 9, the whole weekend,
with the special callsigns: AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and
AO9EU, to commemorate the creation of the EU in 1950.

As usual, special QSL and Award will be available. Contact also valid for the Radio Clubs of the World
Award, EANET.

Follow the event through the hashtag: #eudota.  [TNX EURAO News]

All Bulgarian Saints 2022  00.00 UTC on 1 January through 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2022

Links To Special Event Stations & Calls

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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