Category: Special Event Callsigns

Special Events News – 26 August 2018

The British Inland Waterways on the Air event takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Paul, MI1AIB and Sharon, 2I0SHZ will be active with GB8BRM from Ballyronan Marina on the shores of Lough Neagh. This is WAB square H98. Activity will mostly be holiday style. QSL via MI1AIB. For more details of other stations […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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…

NHS amateur radio call sign launches

GB1NHS is the new National Health Service amateur radio station. The RSGB’s National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park is hosting the launch event on Tuesday, 8 May 2018. National Radio Centre Coordinator Martyn Baker, G0GMB, will make the initial transmission using the call sign at 10.45am and the event will run to…

FIFA World Cup Marathon latest

The FIFA World Cup Marathon is being organised by the Russian national radio society. Over 20 FIFA nations will be active between 1 June and 15 July 2018. UK nations will be participating with three different special event call signs. GB18FWC will be on the air from the RSGB National Radio…

Special event call sign GR9RW

To celebrate the Royal Wedding, Ofcom has issued the unique special event call sign GR9RW to the Cray Valley Radio Society. It will be in operation between 19 and 23 May 2018. This is believed to be the first time that the GR9 series has been officially activated in the UK….

BARS operating at Royal Mint

Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be active from ‘Her Majesty’s Royal Mint’ at Llantrisant, South Wales on 1 and 2 June 2018. They will be using the call sign GB4RME—Radio Monitoring and Espionage—to assist at the launch of a new 10p coin featuring James Bond. They will be…

Special Event News – 29 April 2018

SOS Radio Week 2018 takes place between 1 and 31 May with stations operating to celebrate the work of the RNLI. Details, including the list of participating stations, can be found at sosradioweek.org.uk. Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society will be active as GB4GW between 1 and 28 May to commemorate the…

GR9RW will be Royal Wedding Special Event Call Sign

To celebrate the marriage of Great Britain’s Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle, special event call sign GR9RW will be on the air May 19 – 23. It’s believed that this will mark the first use of a GR9 call sign prefix in the UK. [su_button url=”http://www.arrl.org/news/view/gr9rw-will-be-royal-wedding-special-event-call-sign”]Read the Original Article[/su_button]

Special Call Signs to be On the Air for 2018 FIFA World Cup, More Invited

Special Canadian call sign VB18FIFA will be among those active around the world from June 1 to July 15 for a World Cup 2018 football Amateur Radio “marathon.” The event will be held during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Russia’s IARU member-society SRR is encouraging Amateur Radio organizations to field World-Cup-related call signs,…