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2020
Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) 90th Anniversary
Special callsigns 3Z90PZK, HF90PZK, SN90PZK and SP90PZK will be Active from 1
January to 31 December 2020 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Polish Amateur
Radio Union (PZK, Poland's IARU Society). Active during the same period will be also
HF90TPAR, HF90TPBB, HF90TPBF, HF90TPBG, HF90TPCF and HF90TPCG, whose
suffixes memorialize the callsigns of the founding members of the Lwowski Klub
Krotkofalowcow, the first amateur radio club in Poland and forefather of PZK.
QSL via operator's instructions.  [TNX 425 DX News]

Republic Of Cyprus Celebrates 60 Years
Celebrating the 60th anniversary since the proclamation of the Republic of Cyprus,
all members of CARS (Cyprus Amateur Radio Society, https://www.cyhams.org/wp/)
members are allowed to replace their current prefix with 5B60 from 1 January until
31 December 2020. For instance, 5B4AIF will be active as 5B60AIF, 5B4AIX as
5B60AIX, 5B4ALJ as 5B60ALJ, 5B4ALX as 5B60ALX, 5B4AMR as 5B60AMR,
5B4AMT as 5B60AMT. See QRZ.com for QSL information.  [TNX 425 DX News]

Austria's 25 years in the European Union
The following stations will be celebrating Austria's 25 years in the European Union
between March and the end of the year: OE25AVD, OE25BKC, OE25DMT,
OE25EU, OE25JML, OE25JWC, OE25LKG, OE25OLD, OE25RBO, OE25TWB,
OE25XCI, OE25XFG, OE25XKJ, OE25XKO, OE25XOA, OE25XRG, and OE25XXW.
Awards are available as well.  [TNX DX Newsletter]

COVID-19 "StayHome" Stations
The Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS) has several "StayHome" stations active
to raise awareness for social distancing and sheltering in place during the COVID-19
pandemic: A60SH/1 (operated by A61M; QSL via A61BK), A60SH/2 (operated by A61Q;
QSL via EA7FTR), A60SH/3 (operated by A61NN; QSL via A61NN), A60SH/4 operated
by A61BK; QSL via A61BK), A60SH/5 (operated by A61DD; QSL via A92AA), A60SH/6
(operated by A61QQ; QSL via A61BK), A60SH/7 (operated by A61FJ; QSL via LZ1YE),
A60SH/8 (operated by A61K; QSL via A61BK), A60SH/9 (operated by A61AY; QSL via
A61AY) and A60SH/10 (operated by A61FK; QSL via A61BK). Other "stayhome" special
calls include 8A1STAYHOME (Indonesia), 9K9STAYHOME (Kuwait), AX2020STAYHOME
(Australia), HZ1STAYHOME (Saudi Arabia), TC1STAYHOME (Turkey), VC2STAYHOM
and XM2STAYHOM (Canada, without the "E" at the end as the regulator only allows
suffixes of up to seven letters). QSL via operators' instructions. Stay at home and get
on the air!  [TNX 425 DX News]

Silesian Uprising
Special callsigns 3Z1920PS, HF1920PS, SN1920PS, SO1920PS, SP1920PS and
SQ1920PS will be activated from 15 August to 15 September to commemorate
the centenary of the second Silesian Uprising (19-25 August 1920). The Silesian
Uprisings ("Powstania Slaskie") were a series of three conflicts in Upper Silesia
from 1919 to 1921 in which Poles and Polish Silesians sought to break away from
Germany and join the new Polish Republic, founded after World War I. See
https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/ps1920/index.php for information about the certificate
that will be available.  [TNX 425 DX News]

Day of Asturias
Special event callsigns EG1SDC-EG9SDC and EH1SDC-EH9SDC will be activated
on 1-13 September to commemorate Day of Asturias and the principality's patron
saint, popularly known as the Santina de Covadonga. This is the 36th edition of the
'SDC' special event. QSL for all callsigns via EA1AUM (direct or bureau), LoTW
and eQSL. See http://santina.dxfun.com/ for more  [TNX 425 DX News]

ISWL CALLSIGNS
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of September 2020:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John, G8XTJ
   (WAB Square - SP80 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU
   (WAB Square - TM22 - England, IOTA EU-115, WLOTA 1841).
ALL QSLs will be handled by Dick, M5DIK - 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.qrzcq.com) or (www.qrz.com) or via (www.eQSL.cc).
NO LoTW.  [TNX Pete's DX Newsdesk]

Battle of Thermopylae
SX300ML is a special callsign commemorating the 2500th anniversary of the epic
Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC), when King Leonidas of Sparta and a small force
of Greek warriors, including 300 Spartans, resisted the much larger invading Persian
army led by Xerxes the Great. The callsign's suffix stands for "molon labe" ("come
and take them!"), the laconic phrase attributed to Leonidas in reply to Xerxes'
demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons. Activity is expected to start in
on the island of Agios Efstratios (EU-049), and to continue at the Science Center
and Technology Museum in Thessaloniki between 5 and 19 September. QSL via
LOTW, Club Log's OQRS, or direct to SV2GWY. For further information visit
https://www.qrz.com/db/SX300ML  [TNX 425 DX News]

International Air Ambulance Week - IAW
This year's International Air Ambulance Week will take place on September 5 to
13. The event is primarily intended to help support public donation funded flying
medical services around the world. Further information can be found on
http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IAW/index.htm  [TNX 425 DX News]

Italian Navy Ship Radio Stations Award 2020
The following special event calls are active for the Italian Navy Ship Radio Stations
Award 2020 between the 5th and 20th of September: II8IGNL, II0IGTO, II0IAJV,
II2IARD, II0IADU, II9IABJ, II5IHMW, II5IACF, II9IHPM, II9IASG, and II0IGLO. For QSL
information see qrz.com. http://www.assoradiomarinai.it/  [TNX DX Newsletter]

Route 66 On The Air
Organized by the Citrus Belt ARC, the 21st annual Route 66 On The Air special event
celebrates the historic US Highway 66. Twenty-one amateur radio stations using 1x1
callsigns (W6A-W6U) will operate from cities along the "Mother Road" September 12
to 20. See http://w6jbt.org/ for information about the event and QSL routes.  [TNX 425
DX News]

Marconi Day & Award
The Calabria DX Team has once again organized Marconi Day & Award for the second year.
The following accredited stations of various associations will be using the special prefix
"IY" on the air on Marconi Day and for the following week for an event in honor of Gugliemo
Marconi. Look for the following stations in Italy to be active to commemorate 2020 Marconi
Day between September 14-23rd:
IY0NV - Circolo ARS Sassari IY5ARS - Circolo ARS Prato
IY0WV - Circolo ARS Frosinone IY5CB - Circolo ARS Pistoia
IY0WY - Circolo ARS Formia IY5MD - Circolo ARS Valdinevole
IY1LY - CISAR Genoa Section IY6SB - Sec. ARI S.Benedetto T.
IY1OD - Circ. ARS Valle Arroscia IY7GMB - Barium DX Team
IY2MD - Circolo ARS B.Comasca IY8EJ - ARI Cosenza Section
IY2XZ - MDXC IY8MD - Calabria DX Team
IY3ARS - Circolo ARS Alto Friuli IY8PC - ARI Portici Section
IY4ARS - Circolo ARS Prato IY9MD - Sec. ARI Caltanissetta
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (FT8/FT4/RTTY/PSK).
Special awards and prizes are available. For QSL info, please see QRZ.com for each
callsign. For more details, see:  https://marconiday2020.jimdosite.com

National Day of Saudi Arabia
Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society (HZ1SAR) will be active as HZ90ND to
celebrate the 90th anniversary of their National Day of the Unification of the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia (September 23rd) between September 17-25th. Activity will be on all
bands and modes (CW/SSB/Digi). QSL via info on QRZ.com. ADDED NOTES: Other
callsigns to look for are 7Z90AL, 7Z90SJ, 7Z90AQ, 7Z90WW, 7Z90OO, HZ90SK,
HZ90SM, HZ90BW, HZ90TL, HZ90LG, HZ90BT and HZ90DG. A special free digital
award by E-mail upon request.  [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

NAQCC 16TH Anniversary Celebration
The celebration for the NAQCC 16th anniversary will be from 0000z, October 11
(Saturday evening the 10th in North America) through 2400z, October 17.
Volunteer operators will put our special N3A/# callsign on the air from all over
the United States and possibly from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
as well. Special QSL certificates will be available to confirm contacts with
these stations. There will also be special drawings, giving away some great
prizes, to lucky member/participants in our anniversary sprint that week and
our challenge for the entire month. Further details will be posted on the
NAQCC website.

All Bulgarian Saints 2020  00.00 UTC on 1 January through 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2020

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