Category: Special Event Callsigns

Special Event News – 8 July 2018

FIFA Football World Cup marathon station MB18FIFA will be on the air on Thursday from the Aberwystwyth and District Radio Society. The station will be on the HF, 6m, 4m and 2m bands, and also working via satellites. On Saturday, the 300th anniversary of the Founding of New Orleans will be marked by N30, operating […]  Read the Original Article

Lithuanian and Polish special event

Members of the Vytautas Magnus University Radio Club in Kaunas, Lithuania, and Mysliborz Radio Club in Mysliborz, Poland, will commemorate the 85th anniversary of Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas flight across the Atlantic Ocean
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TM2GGR, French special event

Members of the Radio Club Vendeen RCV (F6KUF) will be active with the special callsign TM2GGR for the 50th Golden Globe Race (a second race will start on the July 1st, from Les Sables d’Olonne) between June 21st and July 5th
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Details of FIFA World Cup stations

The Russian National Society, RRC, has organised an amateur radio marathon to commemorate the FIFA World Cup finals. It runs from 1 June to 15 July 2018. Five awards are available, some of which are achievable at several different levels. Most bands from Top Band to 70cm can be used, on all modes. A full […]  Read the Original Article

Special Events News – 3 June 2018

Special event station YB50AR will be active throughout June to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia, (ORARI)—Indonesia’s IARU Member Society. In addition to the HQ station, another 32 special call signs will be active from the ORARI subdivisions over the same period. All will have the YB50 prefix. Information on the ORARI Golden Anniversary Awards will […]  Read the Original Article

Football World Cup Marathon

Many special call signs from countries participating in the Football World Cup tournament in Russia, as well as from other FIFA member countries that did not qualify for the finals, will be active between 1 June and 15 July. The call signs have either ‘FIFA’ or ‘FWC’ as suffix
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RSGB Hosted Launch of UK New National Health Service Amateur Radio Station

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) is hosting the launch on May 8 of a new National Health Service (NHS) Amateur Radio station, GB1NHS, at the National Radio Centre as part of #EndPJparalysis Campaign — a 70-day challenge to get 1 million hospital patients up, dressed, and moving, with the goal of a quicker recovery. The long-term aim is to use Amateur Radio to promote NHS initiatives that “lead to patients receiving excellent care, faster recovery, and living longer, healthier lives.” RSGB National Radio Centre Coordinator Martyn Baker, G0GMB, was to initiate the first transmission of the call sign at 1045 UTC, and radio amateurs around the world will be able to hear and contact GB1NHS.

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Radio Caroline Trip 2018

The Martello Tower group will once again be running a special event station GB5RC from the Radio Caroline ship the MV Ross Revenge over a long weekend 3rd to 5th August.
This weekend we have arranged 6 trips out to visit the ship for a tour of the ship including studios, transmitter room etc
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Special Prefix Call Signs Available upon Application to Honor Royal Wedding

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) reports that individual UK radio amateurs who wish to celebrate the royal wedding on May 19 may apply to telecoms regulator Ofcom for a Notice of Variation (NoV) to temporarily use the Regional Secondary Locator “R” after the UK call sign prefix. NoVs would be valid only from May 19 until May 21, 2018. These call signs will start with “GR,” “MR,” or “2R…

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