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OZ100DVI - Treaty of Danish West Indies
01-01-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
OZ100DVI will be on the air from 1st of January 2017 until the 31st of December 2017.

Crew consists of members of EDR HAM Radio Club of Skanderborg, club call OZ7SKB. This Special Event Station is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Treaty of the Danish West Indies sold to the USA – thereafter named United States Virgin Islands.

The call will be activated in connection to various city events and aim to interact among others with the local sailing club and Scout groups. Will be working portable from “our” local Saint Thomas Island, in the Lake Skanderborg - hiking trips/working SOTA from the near-by Danish Lake Lands, and being on air from Flora Fauna area. You may hear us in contest, fielddays etc We look forward working you on the bands, please look see qrz.com for further information or visit our web page http://oz100dvi.oz7skb.dk/.
OZ44C - Kon-Tiki 70th anniversary
01-01-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
OZ44C will be on the air from 1st of January 2017 until the 31st of December 2017, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl and the crew of the Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, call sign LI2B/MM.






EI11WAW through to EI99WAW
12-01-2017
Submitted by: ON7SS
The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin) is a tourism route on the west coast of  Ireland that runs for 2,500 km (1553 miles) passing through nine Counties and three provinces. Stretching from County Donegal in the North to County Cork in the south and running through Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway. Clare, Limerick and Kerry - all on the rugged west coast of Ireland overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
From 1st January to 31st December 2017 Irish Radio Amateurs will be on air with nine special calls - EI11WAW through to EI99WAW.  Each call will be associated with one of the counties making up the Wild Atlantic Way.  Each call will have its own distinctive QSL card depicting a highlight of the county linked to the call.
QSL requests via Clublog or the Buro.  Requests for a Direct QSL via Clublog or to EI6AL enclosing $2, or €2 via paypal to payments [at] irts [dot] ie
A Certificate will be made available for download to any station that works all nine calls, any band any mode. Sample below. Apply by email to QSL manager EI6AL giving name and call.  A certificate can also be sent by post - send €5 ($5) to cover postage either direct to EI6AL or via paypal to payments [at] irts [dot] ie

VK5CE - IOTA Tour 2017
07-03-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
Dear IOTA chasers,

When I close my eyes at night I hear music, it’s the Sirens song calling for me to visit a remote Australian island. This Sirens song is a choir of thousands of IOTA chasers all singing the same tune, it’s a serenade seducing me to throw off the bow lines and set sail into the raging seas. Life should be an adventure, but it won’t be an adventure worth telling if there are no islands being activated. 2017 will be an exciting year and I’m pleased to present this menu to satisfy your insatiable hunger for IOTA:

Champagne at midnight OC-228     Granite Island Jan 1
Pre-dinner drinks OC-196     Gabo Island Jan 31 - Feb 1
Entrée OC-233     Bruny Island Apr 22 - 23
Main course OC-198     North Island Oct 12 -16
Dessert OC-230     Rowley Shoals Early Nov
After dinner drinks OC-216     Ashmore Reef Early Nov

Logic and common sense tells me that the cost of time and money is too high a price for me to pay. But the joy I get from bringing you that “new rare one” is overwhelming and so the island must be conquered. But the fight can be tough. There are strong winds, searing heat and stifling humidity when trying to put up antennas and build a station, I’m responsible for life support in a remote environment with dangerous wildlife, and I’m trying to fight fatigue and sleep deprivation to be on the air all hours of the day and night. It can be overwhelming trying to conquer the island by myself. In moments of fear, hopelessness, exhaustion or doubt I close my eyes, they sting with sweat and sand. But then a smile washes over my face as I realise that I’m not alone on the island. You’re here with me. I have a passionate and loyal army of IOTA chasers by my side. Your support either on the air, with positive DX cluster comments, supportive emails or financial sponsorship makes me fight harder and harder to get you in the log.

It is an absolute honour and privilege to activate these IOTA’s for you in this adventurous year of a lifetime. But I do need your help. The cost of Ashmore Reef is very high, over $10,000. Thank you so much to the clubs, organisations and generous individuals who have already sent in sponsorship. I know November is a long time away but early sponsorship is so important. If you are able to help then I would truly appreciate it. Remember all people who send in sponsorship prior to the DXpedition automatically get a QSL card at no further cost or need to use OQRS. If you are able to help, please visit https://ashmorereef.wordpress.com/support/

73s de Craig VK5CE
TM500LH - Le Havre 500 years
25-05-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
For the 500 years of the Le Havre city's foundation, the French city's Amateur radio club F6KOH will air TM500LH on
 
May 25-31
July 5-10
August 30-31
September 1-4
October 1-8
 

The local amateur radio clubs F8KHN, F4KIW and F4KJL will join F6KOH to activate the TM500LH special event callsign and operate in the following modes: voice, CW, SSTV, and other numeric modes.

A special award will be delivered to amateur radio stations having made 3 contacts with TM500LH.

If you need any other information about this event, please consult TM500LH on QRZ.com. You can also contact TM500LH-World [at] shtsf [dot] com if TM500LH on QRZ.com does not offer the specific information you are looking for.

 
II2FIST - FISTS Club Anniversary
01-07-2017
Submitted by: ON7TK
The special call II2FIST will be active from 2017, July, to the end of the year, CW only, to celebrate the FISTS Club anniversary – 30 years (1987 – 2017).

QSL direct or via Buro (via IZ2FME).

Best 73 de II2FIST IZ2FME MiK – FISTS #18103

5T0JL Silent Key
10-08-2017
Submitted by: ON4CAS
It is with great sorrow that his son, Jean-Louis, and his family, announce the last journey of Jean Lewuillon, 5T0JL (ex ON8RA). Born in Quievrain, Belgium, on October 3rd 1928, his journey around the world and through the radio waves has ended on this Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Our dear Jean now rests at the Funeral home Mahy, rue Verwée, 19, Schaerbeek (Belgique). For those wishing to pay a last tribute to say "farewell", a memorial will take place this Friday 11th of August 2017 at 11am at the funeral home.

 
LX/OO9O - Reisdorf
24-08-2017
Submitted by: ON7SS
Next LX/OO9O operation planned from August 24 until August 28, 2017. Holiday style operation during  morning and evening hours. Participation in the YO DX Contest On Saturday, Single Operator Single Band 80m.

QTH Located in Reisdorf on the banks of the river Sauer at the Luxembourg German border, JN39DU. Station setup: FT450D - 40 meter end fed up abt 5,5 meter.

All QSO's will be uploaded to eQSL  & OQRS. When requesting a QSL card either via bureau or direct, pse send us one also then.

For more details, go to my website.

Lest we forget
01-01-2018
Submitted by: ON7YD

To mark the end of the WW1, to end all wars and in remembrance of the 18 million who lost their lives and the 24 million injured on all sides, a total of 12 special call signs will be put on the air by members of the Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society during 2018:
 
GB1GW January
GB1FWW February
GB2GW March
GB2FWW April
GB4GW May
GB4FWW June
GB5GW July
GB5FWW August
GB6GW September
GB6FWW October
GB8GW November
GB0AD November 10/11

A special QSL will be sent out for all contacts at the end of 2018, there will also be confirming via LoTW and EQSL. Details can be found on QRZ.com, OQRS via Club Log. Four on line certificates will also be available for amateur stations who have worked the required number of special event calls at the end of 2018. These will also be available for SWL's who confirm receiving the required number of special call signs.

BRONZ award : working/hearing 4 stations
SILVER award : working/hearing 6 stations
GOLD award : wokring/hearing 10 stations
PLATINUM award : working/hearing 12 stations

Up to 5 missing special calls can be substituted with WVARS members calls or the WVARS club call sign. Members of the club also run a number of internet gateways. QSO's through the gateways are also accepted for the awards.

All details can be found on QRZ.com and on the WVARS web site.