Category: Special Event Callsigns

Captain Cook special event

Members of the Pontefract and District Amateur Radio Society (PDARS) are now active as GB250CC until September 28th to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first voyage of discovery to the Pacific, spanning the years 1768-1771

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 […] 

Captain Cook Commemorative Special Event Set

The Pontefract and District Amateur Radio Society (PDARS) in the UK has been assigned special event call sign GB250CC (GB25ØCC) to mark the 250th anniversary of the first voyage of explorer Captain James Cook. PDARS plans to apply for a series of regulatory variances (NOV) to coincide with key moments in the voyage and hopes to make contacts with the Pacific Islands that Cook visited 250 years …


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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