Category: Special Event Callsigns

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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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 2pm. The launch is […]  Read the Original Article

Get special Royal Wedding call sign letter

UK radio amateurs wishing to celebrate the royal wedding can apply for a Notice of Variation to do so. The RSGB has agreed with Ofcom an NoV to authorise the temporary use of the Regional Secondary Locator R after the United Kingdom call sign prefix. So M1ACB could use MR1ACB, 2E1GKR could use 2R1GKR and […]  Read the Original Article

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 Centre on 4 and […]  Read the Original Article

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. GR9RW will primarily use […]  Read the Original Article

Wisconsin Special Event

The Wood and Portage County ARES, will air special event station, W9G, from 1300 UTC to 2000 UTC, Sunday, September 9, celebrating the 18th Annual Heart of Wisconsin Downtown Grand Affair and the Creepers Car Club Car Show
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Europe Day On the Air 2018 Activity May 4 – 6

Stations taking part in Europe Day “on the air” (EUDOTA) 2018 will be active from Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6, with special call signs AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU, and AO9EU. (Europe Day is Wednesday, May 9.)

Sponsored by the EA Digital Foundation with the support of the European Radio Amateurs’ Organization (EURAO), the on-the-air event commemorates the creat…

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