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- 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
https://www.qrz.com/db/4J880NZM 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 eQSL.cc
Further details are on: http://iswl.org.uk  or: https://www.QRZCQ.com/call/GB75ISWL

75th Anniversary of Kaliningrad
Special callsigns RK75AK (UA2FAK), RK75FF (UF2F) and RK75FU (RA2FU) will be in use
between 14 April and 31 July to mark the 75th anniversary of Kaliningrad. In 1946 northern
East Prussia was annexed as part of the Russian SFSR by the Soviet Union and named the
Kaliningrad Oblast.  [TNX 425 DX News]

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,
8J5OLYMPIC, 8J6OLYMPIC, 8J7OLYMPIC, 8J8OLYMPIC, 8J9OLYMPIC, 8J0OLYMPIC,
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.

800th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Nevsky
Special callsigns R800AN, R800ANG, R800ANL, R800ANN, R800ANV and R800RAN are active
until 30 June to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Nevsky. Commonly
regarded as a key figure of medieval Russia, he is best known for the victory over the Teutonic
Knights in the Battle on the Ice (1242). The Radio Amateur Association of Sankt Peterburg is
offering a commemorative award: https://hamlog.online/global/russia/r1a/149/. QSL via operator's
instructions.  [TNX 425 DX News]

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra (Tyumen Oblast)
Special callsigns R18UGRA, R18JHM, R18JLA, R18JMG, R18JNR, R18JNV, R18JPK, R18JRA
and R18JSV are expected to be active from 22 May to 6 June from the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous
Okrug-Yugra (Tyumen Oblast) in support of the XVIII International Environmental Action "To Save
and Preserve". QSL via operator's instructions.  [TNX 425 DX News]

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

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

MX1SWL/A - Operated by Merv, G0UJD, located in Skegby, Nottinghamshire. (IOTA EU-005,
WAB-SK56, WLOTA-1841).

Please QSL 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, eQSL.cc, 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 (www.iswl.org.uk) or (www.qrzcq.com) or (www.qrz.com) or via (www.eQSL.cc).
NO LOTW.  [TNX Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

USi Special Event Week
The purpose of the US Islands (USI) Special Event week, June 12-20, 2021, is to promote
friendship among all Amateur radio operators who enjoy getting outdoors to operating portable
or mobile. But it's not the only way for you to take part in this event. Everyone can participate
in this 9-day, 201-hour event and never leave your shack by being an island chaser to earn an
award certificate. Contacts and opportunity are endless by working new states, working new
grid squares, working new US islands or new parks. This event is for anyone who loves new
accomplishments in this great hobby. Event rules and a list of awards are available at:
https://usislands.org/usi-special-event-week/  [TNX W4YBV, USi Special Event Manager]

30 Years of Slovenian Independence
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Slovenian independence (25 June 1991), S5 stations are
allowed to add "30" to their suffix from 26 June to 31 December. For instance, S50A, S57AW
and S57ZT will be signing S5030A, S5730AW and S5730ZT respectively. ZRS, Slovenia's IARU
member society, will issue a special award; complete information can be found on the Slovenia
Contest Club's website:  http://lea.hamradio.si/scc/diploma_30let/index_eng.htm
[TNX 425 DX News]

13 Colonies Special Event
The following stations will be active during the 13th annual "13 Colonies Special Event", which
will be held from 13 UTC on 1 July until 4 UTC on 8 July: 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), plus 'bonus stations' WM3PEN from Philadelphia (the city
where the US independence was declared), GB13COL from England and TM13COL from France.
Information about the award programme can be found on http://www.13colonies.us/
[TNX 425 DX News]

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]

Commemorating The 1980 Lublin Strikes
Commemorating the 1980 Lublin strikes (Lubelski Lipiec) that marked the beginning of important
socio-political changes in Poland, special callsigns 3Z1980LL, HF1980LL, SN1980LL, SO1980LL,
SP1980LL, SP1980LS and SQ1980LL will be active on 1-31 July. A certificate will be available,
see https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/ll1980/index.php for information.  [TNX 425 DX News]

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

GX4BJC/A - Not Assigned.

MX1SWL/A - Not Assigned.

Please QSL 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, eQSL.cc, 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 (www.iswl.org.uk) or (www.qrzcq.com) or (www.qrz.com) or via (www.eQSL.cc).
NO LOTW.  [TNX Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

Worlds Largest Teapot
Look for special event stations W0T through W9T to be active between August 1-8th.
Activity is to celebrate the Worlds Largest Teapot (https://cdn-bio.qrz.com/t/w8t/teapot_front.jpg)
located in Chester, WV. This special event is to be coordinated with the Teapot Festival, on
Saturday, August 7th. The operators will activate the special event stations throughout the
week, and the W8T station will be active at the Teapot Festival. This will be a coordinated
event with operators from all call areas operating. Callsigns in operation will be W1T, W2T,
W3T, W4T, W5T, W6T, W7T, W8T, W9T and W0T. Also operating will be WV8HAT as a
bonus station. This will be an all mode all band event and operators will be posting activations
on cluster sites, please also spot them when you hear them. There will be a certificate
available for this event. They do ask for a donation of 3 USDs to help offset costs of the
certificates and postage. Log sheets will be available on their Web site. All contacts can
qualify for the certificate. Contacting all 10 teapot stations qualifies as a full cup (clean
sweep), or all 10 plus the bonus is a full pot. Send logs and certificate requests to:
Justin Shaw, 813 Washington Street Suite 207, Newell, WV 26050. For more details, see
the Hancock Auxcomm Team's Web page at: https://www.wv8hat.org  [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

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