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Hasta 03/12

5R8CG, 5R8MM, 5R8PA, 5R8WG, 5R8WP: Nosy Be (AF-057)

5R - The DXpedition to Nosy Be (AF-057), Madagascar [425DXN 1641] has been rescheduled and a fifth operator has been added. Gerben PG5M, Erno DK2AMM, Johannes PA5X, Guenter DL2AWG and Ron PA3EWP will be active as 5R8CG, 5R8MM, 5R8PA, 5R8WG and 5R8WP, respectively, from 22 Noviembre to 3 Diciembre. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-6 metres with two stations. QSL 5R8CG via Club Log's OQRS or via PG5M; QSL 5R8PA via Club Log's OQRS or via PA5X; QSL 5R8MM, 5R8WG and 5R8WP via Club Log's OQRS or via DL2AWG.
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Hasta 03/12

DV8/KH7EA: Mindanao Island (OC-130)

DU - Irek, SP3SUX has been active again as DV8/KH7EA from General Santos on Mindanao Island (OC-130), Philippines since 14 Noviembre, and will remain there until 3 Diciembre. QSL via SP3SUX. During the CQ WW DX CW Contest he will be using the Ham Radio Club General San- tos' callsign, DX8H.
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Hasta 03/12

OT5IDPD: Indicativo especial

ON - Special callsign OT5IDPD will be active from 3 Noviembre to 3 Decem- ber for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, whose annual observance (3 Diciembre) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992. All operators (Frank ON4AAC, Erik ON4ANN, Raff ON6IX and Greg ON6YP) will be hams with a disability. QSL via LoTW and eQSL, or via ON6WL.
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Hasta 04/12

C6AGU: Wood Cay (NA-001), Bahamas

C6 - A team of four (AA7JV, HA7RY, HA8KW and KN4EEI) will be active as C6AGU from Wood Cay (NA-001), Bahamas starting on 19 or 20 Novem- ber. They will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (26-27 Novem- ber) and the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (2-4 Diciembre). Between the two contest weekends they will focus on the low bands. Once again they will be using RIB ('Radio In a Box', https://www.qrz.com/db/c6agu) stations. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via HA7RY. [TNX The Daily DX]
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Hasta 04/12

TM8AB: Indicativo especial (France)

F - The Radio Club de Nice is active again as TM8AB to commemorate the anniversary of the first transatlantic amateur two-way contact between Leon Deloy, F8AB and Fred Schnell, 1MO (28 Noviembre 1923). Activity started on 11-13 Noviembre, and will continue on 26-30 No- vember and 2-4 Diciembre. QSL via F4KJQ.
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Hasta 05/12

P29AH/mm

H4 - Remo, HB9SHD will be active as H44SHD from Uepi Island (OC-149), Solomon Islands on 6-19 Diciembre. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-6 metres. From 20 Diciembre to 3 Enero he will be QRV as H44SHD/mm while on a diving cruise, with possible land based brief operations from other IOTA groups such as the Russell Islands (OC-168) and the Florida Islands (OC-158). QSL via home call (direct or bureau); the log will be uploaded to Club Log and eQSL. Before that, he might be QRV as P29AH/mm while in Papua New Guinea waters between 27 Noviembre and 5 Diciembre (no land operation is expected and no QSL cards will be printed).
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Hasta 05/12

T88RC: Koror (OC-009), Palau

T8 - Nobu, JA0JHQ will be active again as T88PB from Koror (OC-009), Palau on 25-29 Noviembre, with main activity during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW (preferred) or direct to JA0JHQ. He will be followed by Tony, JH1FFW, who will operate FT8 and SSB on 40, 20, 15, 17 and 10 metres as T88RC from 30 Noviembre to 5 Diciembre (QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via JH1FFW).
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Hasta 09/12

TO9W: Saint Martin (NA-105)

FS - John K9EL, Paul K9NU, Ed N9EP and Bob W9AP will be active again as TO9W from Saint Martin (NA-105) from 30 Noviembre to 9 Diciembre. They will operate CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and some RTTY with three sta- tions. 'The team's primary focus will be on 160, 80 and 40 metres during hours of darkness and CW on all bands', they say, but they 'will also operate 30 through 6 depending on openings'. QSL TO9W via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via W9ILY. Certificates will be awarded for several categories of most band-modes worked during the operation; the number of band-mode QSOs will be taken from Club Log's Leaderboard (all prior TO9W QSOs will be removed, and then merged back with the 2022 QSOs at the end of the opera- tion). See http://www.k9el.com/TO9W/TO9W.htm for more information.
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Hasta 09/12

YJ0CA: Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu

YJ - Chris, VK2YUS will be active again as YJ0CA from Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu on 1-9 Diciembre. He will operate SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL direct to VK2YUS. [TNX The Daily DX]
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Hasta 10/12

PJ7PL: Sint Maarten (NA-105)

PJ7 - Ed, N2HX will be active again as PJ7PL from Sint Maarten (NA-105) from 23 Octubre to 10 Diciembre, including an entry in both the CQ WW DX SSB and CW Contests. Outside the contests he will operate holiday style also on RTTY and FT8. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
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Hasta 11/12

6Y8LV: Jamaica (NA-097)

6Y - Lester, W8YCM will be active as W8YCM/6Y from Jamaica (NA-097) from 27 Noviembre until sometime in Enero 2023. On 1-11 Diciembre he will be signing 6Y8LV. QSLs direct to W8YCM.
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Hasta 13/12

5H3FM: Zanzibar Island (AF-032)

5H - Ferdy, HB9DSP will be active holiday style as 5H3FM from Zanzibar Island (AF-032), Tanzania from 25 Noviembre to 13 Diciembre. He will operate SSB and some FT8 on 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via LoTW (preferred), or via home call (direct or bureau).
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Hasta 13/12

AU2JCB, AU3JCB, AU5JCB: Indicativos especiales

VU - Datta, VU2DSI will be active once again as AU2JCB from 25 Noviembre to 13 Diciembre to commemorate the birthdate (30 Noviembre 1858) of Indian physicist and radio pioneer Jagadish Chandra Bose. He will operate SSB (3710, 7040, 7150, 14210, 14250, 14310, 21235, 21310, 21350, 28490, 28510 and 28545 kHz) and FM (29700, 50800 and 51500 kHz). QSL direct to home call. Also QRV are expected to be AU3JCB (operated by VU2EVU) and AU5JCB (operated by VU2XPN).
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Hasta 15/12

JG8NQJ/JD1: Minami Torishima (OC-073)

JD1_mt - Take, JG8NQJ expects to be back to the weather station on Minami Torishima (OC-073) on 15 Septiembre, his QSL manager reports. He will remain there for about three months, and will be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 in his limited spare time. He operates mainly CW. QSL via JA8CJY (direct), JG8NQJ (bureau) and LoTW.
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Hasta 15/12

JI3DST/6 and JI3DST/p: Miyakojima (AS-079)

JA - Take, JI3DST will be active again from Miyakojima (AS-079) between 17 Noviembre and 15 Diciembre. He will operate SSB and CW as JS6RRR (including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest), JI3DST/6, JJ5RBH/6 and JR8YLY/6, as well as JI3DST/p, JJ5RBH/p and JR8YLY/p on FT8. The QSOs will be made available for both Club Log and LoTW Matching on the IOTA website.
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Hasta 15/12

JJ5RBH/6 and JJ5RBH/p: Miyakojima (AS-079)

JA - Take, JI3DST will be active again from Miyakojima (AS-079) between 17 Noviembre and 15 Diciembre. He will operate SSB and CW as JS6RRR (including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest), JI3DST/6, JJ5RBH/6 and JR8YLY/6, as well as JI3DST/p, JJ5RBH/p and JR8YLY/p on FT8. The QSOs will be made available for both Club Log and LoTW Matching on the IOTA website.
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Hasta 15/12

JR8YLY/6 and JR8YLY/p: Miyakojima (AS-079)

JA - Take, JI3DST will be active again from Miyakojima (AS-079) between 17 Noviembre and 15 Diciembre. He will operate SSB and CW as JS6RRR (including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest), JI3DST/6, JJ5RBH/6 and JR8YLY/6, as well as JI3DST/p, JJ5RBH/p and JR8YLY/p on FT8. The QSOs will be made available for both Club Log and LoTW Matching on the IOTA website.
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Hasta 15/12

JS6RRR: Miyakojima (AS-079)

JA - Take, JI3DST will be active again from Miyakojima (AS-079) between 17 Noviembre and 15 Diciembre. He will operate SSB and CW as JS6RRR (including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest), JI3DST/6, JJ5RBH/6 and JR8YLY/6, as well as JI3DST/p, JJ5RBH/p and JR8YLY/p on FT8. The QSOs will be made available for both Club Log and LoTW Matching on the IOTA website.
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Hasta 16/12

TM8GE: Indicativo especial (France)

F - The Association des Radioamateurs de la Sarthe will be active as TM8GE for fifteen days between 3 Septiembre and 16 Diciembre, includ- ing the CQ WW DX SSB and CW contests weekends. The Indicativo especial celebrates the centenary of the first Radio Club Sarthois (8GE). QSL via F6KFI and logsearch on Club Log.
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Hasta 17/12

TM90GF: Indicativo especial (France)

F - Members of Radio Club de Wingles (F4KLR) will be active as TM90GF for fifteen days between 29 Octubre and 17 Diciembre, typically during the weekends. The Indicativo especial memorializes the 90th anniversary of the death of general Gustave-Agostoe Ferrie, a pioneer in the field of military radio communications. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau and eQSL; direct QSLs via F4KLR.
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Hasta 18/12

A722FWC, A71FIFA, A72FIFA: Indicativos especiales

A7 - The Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) has announced that nine special event callsigns will be activated from 18 Octubre to 18 Diciembre to celebrate the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup. Look for HQ station A722FWC, as well as for A71FIFA, A72FIFA, A73FIFA, A74FIFA, A75FIFA, A76FIFA, A77FIFA and A78FIFA (each representing one of the eight venues that will host the matches) to be QRV on the HF bands and via QO-100. QSL via the bureau, LoTW, or direct. See https://www.qrz.com/db/A722FWC for information about the Awards. The FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial international football (soccer) tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of the Federation Internationale de Football Association.
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Hasta 18/12

A73FIFA, A74FIFA, A75FIFA: Indicativos especiales

A7 - The Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) has announced that nine special event callsigns will be activated from 18 Octubre to 18 Diciembre to celebrate the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup. Look for HQ station A722FWC, as well as for A71FIFA, A72FIFA, A73FIFA, A74FIFA, A75FIFA, A76FIFA, A77FIFA and A78FIFA (each representing one of the eight venues that will host the matches) to be QRV on the HF bands and via QO-100. QSL via the bureau, LoTW, or direct. See https://www.qrz.com/db/A722FWC for information about the Awards. The FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial international football (soccer) tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of the Federation Internationale de Football Association.
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Hasta 18/12

A76FIFA, A77FIFA, A78FIFA: Indicativos especiales

A7 - The Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) has announced that nine special event callsigns will be activated from 18 Octubre to 18 Diciembre to celebrate the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup. Look for HQ station A722FWC, as well as for A71FIFA, A72FIFA, A73FIFA, A74FIFA, A75FIFA, A76FIFA, A77FIFA and A78FIFA (each representing one of the eight venues that will host the matches) to be QRV on the HF bands and via QO-100. QSL via the bureau, LoTW, or direct. See https://www.qrz.com/db/A722FWC for information about the Awards. The FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial international football (soccer) tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of the Federation Internationale de Football Association.
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Hasta 18/12

PV22CUP: Indicativo especial

PY - Celebrating the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, the Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Radio Emissao's HQ will be operating Indicativo especial PV22CUP from 19 Noviembre to 18 Decem- ber. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. The FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial in- ternational football (soccer) tournament contested by the men's na- tional teams of the member associations of the Federation Interna- tionale de Football Association.
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Hasta 19/12

A60FIFA and A60FIFA/#: Indicativo especial

A6 - Celebrating the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, the Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS) will operate spe- cial callsign A60FIFA from 19 Noviembre to 19 Diciembre. QSL via EA7FTR. Individual operators may append a serial number to the spe- cial callsign, and be active as A60FIFA/0, A60FIFA/1, etc. (see qrz.com for the QSL routes).
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Hasta 20/12

3D2AG/p: Rotuma Island (OC-060)

3D2/R - Tony, 3D2AG will be active again as 3D2AG/p from Rotuma Island (OC- 060). Departure is scheduled for 19 Noviembre, and he expects to be QRV on or around 24 Noviembre until 20 Diciembre. He hopes to operate CW, SSB, RTTY and some FT8 on 160-6 metres, with a focus on the higher bands (15, 12 and 10m). QSL via Club Log's OQRS (please note that as he will have no access to the Internet while on Rotuma, he will upload his log when he returns home). More details, including band plan, can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/3D2AG/P.
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Hasta 20/12

5UA99WS: Niger

5U - Giorgio, IU5HWS has been back to Niamey, Niger for a few days, and expects to remain there until 20 Diciembre. In his spare time he will be active as 5UA99WS on 80-10 metres SSB. QSL via EA5GL and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
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Hasta 20/12

CN22CWQ: Indicativo especial

CN - Celebrating the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, the Association Royale des Radioamateurs du Maroc (ARRAM) will operate Indicativo especial CN22CWQ from 18 Noviembre to 20 Decem- ber.
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Hasta 23/12

GB1900HA: special event station (England)

G - Special event stations GB1900HA (operated by M0MNE) and GB1900HW (operated by M0TKF) will be active between 24 Enero and 23 Decem- ber for the 1900th anniversary since the beginning of the construc- tion of Hadrian's Wall (https://1900.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk/). QSLs via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW. A former defensive fortification which marked the boundary between Roman Britannia and unconquered Caledonia to the north, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman archae- ological feature in Britain, and has been inscripted on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List since 1987.
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Hasta 23/12

GB1900HW: special event station (England)

G - Special event stations GB1900HA (operated by M0MNE) and GB1900HW (operated by M0TKF) will be active between 24 Enero and 23 Decem- ber for the 1900th anniversary since the beginning of the construc- tion of Hadrian's Wall (https://1900.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk/). QSLs via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW. A former defensive fortification which marked the boundary between Roman Britannia and unconquered Caledonia to the north, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman archae- ological feature in Britain, and has been inscripted on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List since 1987.
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Hasta 23/12

XW4KV: Laos

XW - Vincent, F4BKV will be active as XW4KV from Laos on 2-23 Diciembre. Main activity will be on QO-100 from as many as 12 grids (details on https://f4bkv.net/xw4kv.html), with some activity on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres planned for 13-18 Diciembre. QSL via F4BKV and LoTW.
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Hasta 25/12

EG3HAM: Indicativo especial

EA - Celebrating Christmas, the HamRadioDX group will be active as EG3HAM on 1-25 Diciembre, with certificates, 'cash prizes' and a Christmas Draw (see qrz.com for complete information). Activity will be on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and FT8.
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Hasta 29/12

3Z200IL: Indicativo especial

SP - 3Z200IL is the Indicativo especial for radio club SP8KJX to commemo- rate the 200th anniversary since the birth of Ignacy Lukasiewicz, an oil industry pioneer whose many achievements included the inven- tion of the modern kerosene lamp. Look for activity through 29 De- cember on 160-10 metres SSB and digital modes. QSL via the bureau.
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Hasta 30/12

TM15SOTA: Indicativo especial (France)

F - Celebrating the 15th anniversary of SOTA (Summits On The Air) France, Indicativo especial TM15SOTA will be activated for fifteen days between 1 Noviembre and 30 Diciembre. QSL via eQSL, paper QSLs will not be available.
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Hasta 31/12

3Z4PAR: Indicativo especial

SP - 3Z4PAR was a special station that Poland's Radiocommunication Agency (Panstwowa Agencja Radiokomunikacyjna, PAR) authorized to operate on 50 MHz as an experiment. The successful outcome of this operation paved the way for general availability of the Magic Band to the Polish amateur radio community. Celebrating the 30th an- niversary of the very first 6m QSO in Poland (made on 5 Junio 1992 at 12.53 UTC between 3Z4PAR and IK1EGC), Indicativo especial 3Z30PAR will be active from 5 Junio at 12.53 UTC until the end of the year. QSL via LoTW and SP4KM (direct or bureau).
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Hasta 31/12

4M5MAG: Indicativo especial

YV - 4M5MAG is the Indicativo especial for Radio Club Venezolano's Casa Re- gional San Antonio de los Altos (YV5SAA) to celebrate the 100th issue of their 'Magazine de Radio' (https://yv5saa.blogspot.com/) from 1 Septiembre to 31 Diciembre. Activity will be on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 metres CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW, Club Log, eQSL. See https://www.qrz.com/db/4M5MAG for more information.
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Hasta 31/12

9A652AA: Indicativo especial

9A - 9A652AA and 9A655AX are the Indicativos especiales that Tom, 9A2AA and Josip, 9A5AX will be using throughthout 2022 to mark their 65th year in amateur radio. QSL via home calls. [TNX 9A2AA}
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Hasta 31/12

9A655AX: Indicativo especial

9A - 9A652AA and 9A655AX are the Indicativos especiales that Tom, 9A2AA and Josip, 9A5AX will be using throughthout 2022 to mark their 65th year in amateur radio. QSL via home calls. [TNX 9A2AA}
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Hasta 31/12

9M100SK: Indicativo especial (West Malaysia)

9M2 - Special callsign 9M100SK will be active from 15 Noviembre to 31 De- cember in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Kedah Scouts. Look for activity on 80-10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL direct to 9W2TXL.
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Hasta 31/12

DB50AFZ: Indicativo especial

DL - German Indicativo especial expected to be activated throughout 2022 include: * DB50AFZ for the 50th anniversary since the Deutscher Amateur Ra- dio Club (DARC) relocated from Kiel to the Amateurfunk-Zentrum (Amateur Radio Centre), the newly built headquarters in Baunatal. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL2VFR. * DF40BGK for the 40th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Bergkamen. QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL. * DK050BN for the 50th anniversary of Contestgruppe Bingen (DK0BN) QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL; direct cards via DK5PD. * DL60LINDAU for DARC Ortsverband Lindau-Westallgau's 60th anniver- sary. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL1CBQ. * DL73AFUG for the 73rd anniversary of the first Amateurfunkgesetz (AfuG), the German amateur radio regulations that came into force on 23 Marzo 1949. QSL via operator's instructions. * DL75DRG for the 75th anniversary of DARC Distrikt Ruhrgebiet. QSL via operator's instructions. See https://ham-awards.de/ for the 75DRG Diplom/Award. * DL75HIL for the 75th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Hilden (DL0HIL/DL0CK). QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
1600
Hasta 31/12

DF40BGK: Indicativo especial

DL - German Indicativo especial expected to be activated throughout 2022 include: * DB50AFZ for the 50th anniversary since the Deutscher Amateur Ra- dio Club (DARC) relocated from Kiel to the Amateurfunk-Zentrum (Amateur Radio Centre), the newly built headquarters in Baunatal. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL2VFR. * DF40BGK for the 40th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Bergkamen. QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL. * DK050BN for the 50th anniversary of Contestgruppe Bingen (DK0BN) QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL; direct cards via DK5PD. * DL60LINDAU for DARC Ortsverband Lindau-Westallgau's 60th anniver- sary. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL1CBQ. * DL73AFUG for the 73rd anniversary of the first Amateurfunkgesetz (AfuG), the German amateur radio regulations that came into force on 23 Marzo 1949. QSL via operator's instructions. * DL75DRG for the 75th anniversary of DARC Distrikt Ruhrgebiet. QSL via operator's instructions. See https://ham-awards.de/ for the 75DRG Diplom/Award. * DL75HIL for the 75th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Hilden (DL0HIL/DL0CK). QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
1600
Hasta 31/12

DK050BN: Indicativo especial

DL - German Indicativo especial expected to be activated throughout 2022 include: * DB50AFZ for the 50th anniversary since the Deutscher Amateur Ra- dio Club (DARC) relocated from Kiel to the Amateurfunk-Zentrum (Amateur Radio Centre), the newly built headquarters in Baunatal. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL2VFR. * DF40BGK for the 40th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Bergkamen. QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL. * DK050BN for the 50th anniversary of Contestgruppe Bingen (DK0BN) QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL; direct cards via DK5PD. * DL60LINDAU for DARC Ortsverband Lindau-Westallgau's 60th anniver- sary. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL1CBQ. * DL73AFUG for the 73rd anniversary of the first Amateurfunkgesetz (AfuG), the German amateur radio regulations that came into force on 23 Marzo 1949. QSL via operator's instructions. * DL75DRG for the 75th anniversary of DARC Distrikt Ruhrgebiet. QSL via operator's instructions. See https://ham-awards.de/ for the 75DRG Diplom/Award. * DL75HIL for the 75th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Hilden (DL0HIL/DL0CK). QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
1600
Hasta 31/12

DL60LINDAU: Indicativo especial

DL - German Indicativo especial expected to be activated throughout 2022 include: * DB50AFZ for the 50th anniversary since the Deutscher Amateur Ra- dio Club (DARC) relocated from Kiel to the Amateurfunk-Zentrum (Amateur Radio Centre), the newly built headquarters in Baunatal. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL2VFR. * DF40BGK for the 40th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Bergkamen. QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL. * DK050BN for the 50th anniversary of Contestgruppe Bingen (DK0BN) QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL; direct cards via DK5PD. * DL60LINDAU for DARC Ortsverband Lindau-Westallgau's 60th anniver- sary. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL1CBQ. * DL73AFUG for the 73rd anniversary of the first Amateurfunkgesetz (AfuG), the German amateur radio regulations that came into force on 23 Marzo 1949. QSL via operator's instructions. * DL75DRG for the 75th anniversary of DARC Distrikt Ruhrgebiet. QSL via operator's instructions. See https://ham-awards.de/ for the 75DRG Diplom/Award. * DL75HIL for the 75th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Hilden (DL0HIL/DL0CK). QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
1600
Hasta 31/12

DL73AFUG: Indicativo especial

DL - German Indicativo especial expected to be activated throughout 2022 include: * DB50AFZ for the 50th anniversary since the Deutscher Amateur Ra- dio Club (DARC) relocated from Kiel to the Amateurfunk-Zentrum (Amateur Radio Centre), the newly built headquarters in Baunatal. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL2VFR. * DF40BGK for the 40th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Bergkamen. QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL. * DK050BN for the 50th anniversary of Contestgruppe Bingen (DK0BN) QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL; direct cards via DK5PD. * DL60LINDAU for DARC Ortsverband Lindau-Westallgau's 60th anniver- sary. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL1CBQ. * DL73AFUG for the 73rd anniversary of the first Amateurfunkgesetz (AfuG), the German amateur radio regulations that came into force on 23 Marzo 1949. QSL via operator's instructions. * DL75DRG for the 75th anniversary of DARC Distrikt Ruhrgebiet. QSL via operator's instructions. See https://ham-awards.de/ for the 75DRG Diplom/Award. * DL75HIL for the 75th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Hilden (DL0HIL/DL0CK). QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
1600
Hasta 31/12

DL75DRG: Indicativo especial

DL - German Indicativo especial expected to be activated throughout 2022 include: * DB50AFZ for the 50th anniversary since the Deutscher Amateur Ra- dio Club (DARC) relocated from Kiel to the Amateurfunk-Zentrum (Amateur Radio Centre), the newly built headquarters in Baunatal. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL2VFR. * DF40BGK for the 40th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Bergkamen. QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL. * DK050BN for the 50th anniversary of Contestgruppe Bingen (DK0BN) QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL; direct cards via DK5PD. * DL60LINDAU for DARC Ortsverband Lindau-Westallgau's 60th anniver- sary. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL1CBQ. * DL73AFUG for the 73rd anniversary of the first Amateurfunkgesetz (AfuG), the German amateur radio regulations that came into force on 23 Marzo 1949. QSL via operator's instructions. * DL75DRG for the 75th anniversary of DARC Distrikt Ruhrgebiet. QSL via operator's instructions. See https://ham-awards.de/ for the 75DRG Diplom/Award. * DL75HIL for the 75th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Hilden (DL0HIL/DL0CK). QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
1600
Hasta 31/12

DL75HIL: Indicativo especial

DL - German Indicativo especial expected to be activated throughout 2022 include: * DB50AFZ for the 50th anniversary since the Deutscher Amateur Ra- dio Club (DARC) relocated from Kiel to the Amateurfunk-Zentrum (Amateur Radio Centre), the newly built headquarters in Baunatal. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL2VFR. * DF40BGK for the 40th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Bergkamen. QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL. * DK050BN for the 50th anniversary of Contestgruppe Bingen (DK0BN) QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL; direct cards via DK5PD. * DL60LINDAU for DARC Ortsverband Lindau-Westallgau's 60th anniver- sary. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL1CBQ. * DL73AFUG for the 73rd anniversary of the first Amateurfunkgesetz (AfuG), the German amateur radio regulations that came into force on 23 Marzo 1949. QSL via operator's instructions. * DL75DRG for the 75th anniversary of DARC Distrikt Ruhrgebiet. QSL via operator's instructions. See https://ham-awards.de/ for the 75DRG Diplom/Award. * DL75HIL for the 75th anniversary of DARC Ortsverband Hilden (DL0HIL/DL0CK). QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL.
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DL75RLP: Indicativo especial

DL - DL75RLP is the Indicativo especial for members of DARC's Ortsverband Mainz (DL0MZ) to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate throughout 2022. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau and LoTW; direct cards can be requested via Club Log's OQRS.
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DR100RY: Indicativo especial

DL - In Agosto 1922, the US Department of the Navy successfully tested printing telegraphy between an airplane and a ground radio station - radioteletype was born. Celebrating RTTY's 100th anniversary, the Interest Group RTTY (https://www.ig-ry.de/) will be active as DR100RY from 26 Agosto until 31 Diciembre. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, Club Log, or via the bureau.
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DR50BAWA: Indicativo especial

DL - Club station DL0IMO will operate Indicativo especial DR50BAWA through- out 2022 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DARC's Intruder Monitoring Service (https://www.intruder-monitoring.de/). QSL via the bureau. Started in 1972 and formerly known as Bandwacht, the Intruder Monitoring is the German branch of the IARU Monitoring System, whose primary objective is the search, classification, identification and initiation of steps leading to the removal from amateur bands of radio signals of non-amateur stations causing harmful interference to the amateur services.
1599
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EI90IRTS: Indicativo especial

EI - Special callsign EI90IRTS will be activated throughout 2022 to celebrate the 90th anniversary since the founding of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society, Ireland's IARU society. QSL via EI6AL.
1599
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G5WS, G5AT, G6XX, G6ZZ, G3DR: Indicativos especiales

THE TRANSATLANTIC CENTENARY TESTS ---> The Radio Society of Great Britain will be hosting an international amateur radio activation on the HF bands to celebrate the centenary of the achievement of amateur transatlantic communi- cation during the Transatlantic Tests that were held between 1921 and 1923. In anticipation of this centenary celebration, the RSGB have renewed five callsigns which they held in the 1920s. * G5WS: used by the RSGB from Wandsworth, South London, 5WS was the callsign of the first European amateur radio station to be heard across the Atlantic during the third Transatlantic Tests (24 Diciembre 1922). * G5AT: 5AT was the RSGB HQ callsign, activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests of Diciembre 1923 and successfully heard in North America. * G6XX: activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests, 6XX was given a special permit to use an input power of 1kW. * G6ZZ: used on 5 Julio 1924, 6ZZ was the callsign of the 'Scotch Express' on its journey from London to Newcastle; it was the first experiment in operating an amateur radio station from a moving railway train. * G3DR: historic callsign, previously held by the RSGB as GM3DR for use in the Scottish Highlands. Look for G5WS, G5AT, G6XX, G6ZZ and G3DR (England), GD5WS (Isle of Man), GI5WS (Northern Ireland), GJ5WS (Jersey), GM5WS (Scotland), GU5WS (Guernsey) and GW5WS (Wales) to be activated on 1-31 Diciembre. QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW. A series of awards will be available; full details will be pub- lished on https://rsgb.org/main/activity/transatlantic-tests/tct/.
1639
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GB100BBC: Indicativo especial

G - GB100BBC is the Indicativo especial celebrating the 100th anniversary of the British Broadcasting Corporation throughout 2022. The BBC was formed on 18 Octubre 1922, and daily radio broadcasts began on 14 Noviembre. GB100BBC will be on air from the BBC Radio Group's shack at BBC Broadcasting House in central London, as well as from other BBC premises and members' home QTHs around the UK. QSL via the bureau, LoTW and eQSL; direct cards will not be accepted.
1599
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GD5WS: Indicativo especial (Isle of Man)

THE TRANSATLANTIC CENTENARY TESTS ---> The Radio Society of Great Britain will be hosting an international amateur radio activation on the HF bands to celebrate the centenary of the achievement of amateur transatlantic communi- cation during the Transatlantic Tests that were held between 1921 and 1923. In anticipation of this centenary celebration, the RSGB have renewed five callsigns which they held in the 1920s. * G5WS: used by the RSGB from Wandsworth, South London, 5WS was the callsign of the first European amateur radio station to be heard across the Atlantic during the third Transatlantic Tests (24 Diciembre 1922). * G5AT: 5AT was the RSGB HQ callsign, activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests of Diciembre 1923 and successfully heard in North America. * G6XX: activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests, 6XX was given a special permit to use an input power of 1kW. * G6ZZ: used on 5 Julio 1924, 6ZZ was the callsign of the 'Scotch Express' on its journey from London to Newcastle; it was the first experiment in operating an amateur radio station from a moving railway train. * G3DR: historic callsign, previously held by the RSGB as GM3DR for use in the Scottish Highlands. Look for G5WS, G5AT, G6XX, G6ZZ and G3DR (England), GD5WS (Isle of Man), GI5WS (Northern Ireland), GJ5WS (Jersey), GM5WS (Scotland), GU5WS (Guernsey) and GW5WS (Wales) to be activated on 1-31 Diciembre. QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW. A series of awards will be available; full details will be pub- lished on https://rsgb.org/main/activity/transatlantic-tests/tct/.
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GI5WS: Indicativo especial (Northern Ireland)

THE TRANSATLANTIC CENTENARY TESTS ---> The Radio Society of Great Britain will be hosting an international amateur radio activation on the HF bands to celebrate the centenary of the achievement of amateur transatlantic communi- cation during the Transatlantic Tests that were held between 1921 and 1923. In anticipation of this centenary celebration, the RSGB have renewed five callsigns which they held in the 1920s. * G5WS: used by the RSGB from Wandsworth, South London, 5WS was the callsign of the first European amateur radio station to be heard across the Atlantic during the third Transatlantic Tests (24 Diciembre 1922). * G5AT: 5AT was the RSGB HQ callsign, activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests of Diciembre 1923 and successfully heard in North America. * G6XX: activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests, 6XX was given a special permit to use an input power of 1kW. * G6ZZ: used on 5 Julio 1924, 6ZZ was the callsign of the 'Scotch Express' on its journey from London to Newcastle; it was the first experiment in operating an amateur radio station from a moving railway train. * G3DR: historic callsign, previously held by the RSGB as GM3DR for use in the Scottish Highlands. Look for G5WS, G5AT, G6XX, G6ZZ and G3DR (England), GD5WS (Isle of Man), GI5WS (Northern Ireland), GJ5WS (Jersey), GM5WS (Scotland), GU5WS (Guernsey) and GW5WS (Wales) to be activated on 1-31 Diciembre. QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW. A series of awards will be available; full details will be pub- lished on https://rsgb.org/main/activity/transatlantic-tests/tct/.
1639
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GJ5WS: Indicativo especial (Jersey)

THE TRANSATLANTIC CENTENARY TESTS ---> The Radio Society of Great Britain will be hosting an international amateur radio activation on the HF bands to celebrate the centenary of the achievement of amateur transatlantic communi- cation during the Transatlantic Tests that were held between 1921 and 1923. In anticipation of this centenary celebration, the RSGB have renewed five callsigns which they held in the 1920s. * G5WS: used by the RSGB from Wandsworth, South London, 5WS was the callsign of the first European amateur radio station to be heard across the Atlantic during the third Transatlantic Tests (24 Diciembre 1922). * G5AT: 5AT was the RSGB HQ callsign, activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests of Diciembre 1923 and successfully heard in North America. * G6XX: activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests, 6XX was given a special permit to use an input power of 1kW. * G6ZZ: used on 5 Julio 1924, 6ZZ was the callsign of the 'Scotch Express' on its journey from London to Newcastle; it was the first experiment in operating an amateur radio station from a moving railway train. * G3DR: historic callsign, previously held by the RSGB as GM3DR for use in the Scottish Highlands. Look for G5WS, G5AT, G6XX, G6ZZ and G3DR (England), GD5WS (Isle of Man), GI5WS (Northern Ireland), GJ5WS (Jersey), GM5WS (Scotland), GU5WS (Guernsey) and GW5WS (Wales) to be activated on 1-31 Diciembre. QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW. A series of awards will be available; full details will be pub- lished on https://rsgb.org/main/activity/transatlantic-tests/tct/.
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GM5WS: Indicativo especial (Scotland)

THE TRANSATLANTIC CENTENARY TESTS ---> The Radio Society of Great Britain will be hosting an international amateur radio activation on the HF bands to celebrate the centenary of the achievement of amateur transatlantic communi- cation during the Transatlantic Tests that were held between 1921 and 1923. In anticipation of this centenary celebration, the RSGB have renewed five callsigns which they held in the 1920s. * G5WS: used by the RSGB from Wandsworth, South London, 5WS was the callsign of the first European amateur radio station to be heard across the Atlantic during the third Transatlantic Tests (24 Diciembre 1922). * G5AT: 5AT was the RSGB HQ callsign, activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests of Diciembre 1923 and successfully heard in North America. * G6XX: activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests, 6XX was given a special permit to use an input power of 1kW. * G6ZZ: used on 5 Julio 1924, 6ZZ was the callsign of the 'Scotch Express' on its journey from London to Newcastle; it was the first experiment in operating an amateur radio station from a moving railway train. * G3DR: historic callsign, previously held by the RSGB as GM3DR for use in the Scottish Highlands. Look for G5WS, G5AT, G6XX, G6ZZ and G3DR (England), GD5WS (Isle of Man), GI5WS (Northern Ireland), GJ5WS (Jersey), GM5WS (Scotland), GU5WS (Guernsey) and GW5WS (Wales) to be activated on 1-31 Diciembre. QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW. A series of awards will be available; full details will be pub- lished on https://rsgb.org/main/activity/transatlantic-tests/tct/.
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GU5WS: Indicativo especial (Guernsey)

THE TRANSATLANTIC CENTENARY TESTS ---> The Radio Society of Great Britain will be hosting an international amateur radio activation on the HF bands to celebrate the centenary of the achievement of amateur transatlantic communi- cation during the Transatlantic Tests that were held between 1921 and 1923. In anticipation of this centenary celebration, the RSGB have renewed five callsigns which they held in the 1920s. * G5WS: used by the RSGB from Wandsworth, South London, 5WS was the callsign of the first European amateur radio station to be heard across the Atlantic during the third Transatlantic Tests (24 Diciembre 1922). * G5AT: 5AT was the RSGB HQ callsign, activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests of Diciembre 1923 and successfully heard in North America. * G6XX: activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests, 6XX was given a special permit to use an input power of 1kW. * G6ZZ: used on 5 Julio 1924, 6ZZ was the callsign of the 'Scotch Express' on its journey from London to Newcastle; it was the first experiment in operating an amateur radio station from a moving railway train. * G3DR: historic callsign, previously held by the RSGB as GM3DR for use in the Scottish Highlands. Look for G5WS, G5AT, G6XX, G6ZZ and G3DR (England), GD5WS (Isle of Man), GI5WS (Northern Ireland), GJ5WS (Jersey), GM5WS (Scotland), GU5WS (Guernsey) and GW5WS (Wales) to be activated on 1-31 Diciembre. QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW. A series of awards will be available; full details will be pub- lished on https://rsgb.org/main/activity/transatlantic-tests/tct/.
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Hasta 31/12

GW5WS: Indicativo especial (Wales)

THE TRANSATLANTIC CENTENARY TESTS ---> The Radio Society of Great Britain will be hosting an international amateur radio activation on the HF bands to celebrate the centenary of the achievement of amateur transatlantic communi- cation during the Transatlantic Tests that were held between 1921 and 1923. In anticipation of this centenary celebration, the RSGB have renewed five callsigns which they held in the 1920s. * G5WS: used by the RSGB from Wandsworth, South London, 5WS was the callsign of the first European amateur radio station to be heard across the Atlantic during the third Transatlantic Tests (24 Diciembre 1922). * G5AT: 5AT was the RSGB HQ callsign, activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests of Diciembre 1923 and successfully heard in North America. * G6XX: activated in the fourth Transatlantic Tests, 6XX was given a special permit to use an input power of 1kW. * G6ZZ: used on 5 Julio 1924, 6ZZ was the callsign of the 'Scotch Express' on its journey from London to Newcastle; it was the first experiment in operating an amateur radio station from a moving railway train. * G3DR: historic callsign, previously held by the RSGB as GM3DR for use in the Scottish Highlands. Look for G5WS, G5AT, G6XX, G6ZZ and G3DR (England), GD5WS (Isle of Man), GI5WS (Northern Ireland), GJ5WS (Jersey), GM5WS (Scotland), GU5WS (Guernsey) and GW5WS (Wales) to be activated on 1-31 Diciembre. QSLs via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW. A series of awards will be available; full details will be pub- lished on https://rsgb.org/main/activity/transatlantic-tests/tct/.
1639
Hasta 31/12

H32AT: Indicativo especial (Panama)

HP - H32AT is the Indicativo especial that Jose, HP2AT is using until the end of the year to mark his 32 years in amateur radio. He uploads his log to qrz.com, Club Log and eQSL on a regular basis, and will upload all QSOs to LoTW at the end of the activity. Paper QSL cards will not be available.
1607
Hasta 31/12

HB50SH: Indicativo especial

HB9 - HB50SH is the Indicativo especial that members of USKA Schaffhausen, HB9SH (https://www.hb9sh.ch/) will be using during 2022 to cele- brate their club's 50th anniversary. QSL via LoTW and eQSL; paper cards will be available only for QSOs made during the Helvetia Contest (23-24 Abril).
1600
Hasta 31/12

HB75SG: Indicativo especial

HB9 - HB75SG is the Indicativo especial that members of USKA St. Gallen (HB9SG) will be using from 1 Julio to 31 Diciembre to celebrate their club's 75th anniversary. QSL via LoTW (preferred) and HB9KNY.
1625
Hasta 31/12

HG1222BA: Indicativo especial

HA - The Szollosi Jozsef Radio Club (HA4KYB) is joining the city of Szekesfehervar's official celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the Golden Bull (Aranybulla), the royal charter issued in 1222 which represents the first constitutional document of the nation of Hungary. Look for Indicativo especial HG1222BA to be active on all bands and modes throughout 2022. QSL via the bureau to HA4KYB.
1605
Hasta 31/12

II1MM: Indicativo especial

I - Bruno, IK1VHX will be active as II1MM between 1 and 31 Diciembre. The Indicativo especial memorializes the 150th anniversary of the Istituto Idrografico della Marina Militare, the Hydrographic Insti- tute that has been the official nautical charting agency of the Italian Navy since its establishment in 1872.
1647
Hasta 31/12

LA100B: Indicativo especial

LA - LA100B is the Indicativo especial for NRRL's Bergensgruppen (LA1B) to celebrate its 100th anniversary throughout 2022. Several classes of awards will be offered for contacts made with LA100B; look for the rules to be published on 1 Enero: https://www.la1b.no/.
1600
Hasta 31/12

OR100RCBE: Indicativo especial

ON - Special event station OR100RCBE will be active from 1 Marzo to 31 Diciembre to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Radio Club Belge de l'Est. Established on 26 Marzo 1922, it is nowadays' UBA GDV (Groupement de Verviers). QSL via ON4GDV.
1607
Hasta 31/12

OZ50DDXG: Indicativo especial

OZ - Special callsign OZ50DDXG will be activated throughout 2022 to cel- ebrate the 50th anniversary of the Danish DX Group, founded on 27 Mayo 1972. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via OZ1ACB. Various certifi- cates will be available, see https://www.qrz.com/db/OZ50DDXG for complete information. [TNX OZ1IKY]
1599
Hasta 31/12

PA100THALES: Indicativo especial

PA - PA100THALES is a Indicativo especial celebrating the 100th anniversary of the company now known as Thales Nederland. Activity will take place between 21 Abril and 31 Diciembre from the company's five lo- cations in the Netherlands (Eindhoven, Delft, Hengelo, Huizen and Rotterdam). QSL via PB2X.
1617
Hasta 31/12

PA22L: Indicativo especial

PA - The Dutch city of Leiden will be European City of Science in 2022, and will host a 365-day science festival 'for anyone with an in- quisitive mind' (https://leiden2022.nl/). Members of VERON Leiden will participate in the event and will be active as PA22L. QSL via the bureau to PI4LDN.
1600
Hasta 31/12

PA22XMAS and PD22SANTA: Indicativos especiales

PA - Celebrating Christmas and the New Year, Indicativos especiales PA22XMAS and PD22SANTA will be active on 1-31 Diciembre, while PD23HNY will be QRV from 1 Diciembre until mid-Enero. QSL cards will not be issued, but a certificate will be available for download (see https://www.qrz.com/db/PA22XMAS).
1647
Hasta 31/12

PI75LIM: Indicativo especial

PA - Established on 6 Mayo 1947, VERON's section of Mid and North Limburg is celebrating its 75th anniversary during 2022 with special call- sign PI75LIM. QSL via the bureau or direct to PE1NCP.
1606
Hasta 31/12

SP65PLU, SN65PLU, SQ65PLU: Indicativos especiales

SP - Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Polish Amateur Radio Union's Lublin Territorial Branch (OT-20), look for SP65PLU, SN65PLU and SQ65PLU, as well as SP8PAI, SP8PLU and SP8TK, to be active from 1 Octubre until 31 Diciembre. A certificate will be available, see https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/65yot20/ for information.
1640
Hasta 31/12

SX338M: Indicativo especial

SV - SX338M is the Indicativo especial for members of the Radio Amateur Association of Western Peloponnese to celebrate the 70th anniver- sary of the Hellenic Air Force's 338 Squadron on 1-31 Diciembre. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.
1647
Hasta 31/12

TC60TRAC: Indicativo especial

TA - TC60TRAC is the Indicativo especial for the Turkiye Radyo Amatorleri Cemiyeti (the Turkish Amateur Radio Association, the national IARU member society) to celebrate its 60th anniversary during 2022. QSL via the bureau.
1601
Hasta 31/12

TI1GOAL: Indicativo especial

TI - Supporting Costa Rica's participation in the 22nd FIFA World Cup that will take place in Qatar (21 Noviembre-18 Diciembre), Indicativo especial TI1GOAL will be active from 1 Julio through Diciembre. Look for activity on the HF bands SSB and FT8. QSL direct only, see https://www.qrz.com/db/TI1GOAL. The FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial international football (soccer) tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of the Federation Inter- nationale de Football Association.
1625
Hasta 31/12

VK90ABC: Indicativo especial

VK - Between 30 Enero and 31 Diciembre amateur radio operators across Australia will be using the special event callsign VK90ABC to cel- ebrate the 90th anniversary of the Australian Broadcasting Corpo- ration, launched on 1 Julio 1932. QSL via LoTW and eQSL; neither direct nor bureau cards will be available. See https://vk90abc.net/ for more information.
1604
Hasta 31/12

XI0X: Indicativo especial

XE - XI0X is the Indicativo especial for Ramon, XE1KK to use 'during the rest of 2022 mostly on digital modes'. QSL via LoTW only.
1611
Hasta 31/12

YOTA Month

YOTA MONTH ---> The Youngsters On The Air group will be active again during the entire month of Diciembre. The idea for this event is to show the amateur radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the ham radio waves. So far announced participants include stations from Bosnia & Herzegovina E71YOTA Cyprus 5B4YOTA Czech republic OL22YOTA Egypt SU8YOTA El Salvador YS1YOTA Estonia ES9YOTA Finland OH2YOTA France TM22YOTA, TM4YOTA Germany DQ0YOTA Honduras HQ2YOTA Hungary HA6YOTA, HG0YOTA Ireland EI0YOTA Italy II3YOTA, II5YOTA Japan 8N2YOTA, 8N4YOTA Namibia V55YOTA Poland SN0YOTA Portugal CQ7YOTA Republic of Korea HL0YOTA Russia R22YOTA Serbia YT22YOTA Slovakia OM22YOTA Sweden SH9YOTA, SK8YOTA Switzerland HB9YOTA The Netherlands PA6YOTA, PD6YOTA United Kingdom GB22YOTA QSLs via Club Log's OQRS (direct or bureau). Information about the event and the awards can be found on https://events.ham-yota.com/.
1647
Hasta 31/12

ZL75WARC: Indicativo especial (New Zealand)

ZL - ZL75WARC is the Indicativo especial for the Whangarei Amateur Radio Club (ZL1AM) to celebrate its 75th anniversary from 1 Octubre to 31 Diciembre. The club is located on New Zealand's North Island (OC- 036), grid square RF74.
1638
Hasta Diciembre

FT4XW: Kerguelen Islands (AF-048)

FT/X - Arthur Perrin, FT4XW - an electronic engineer currently stationed at Port-aux-Francais, Kerguelen Islands, until Diciembre [425DXN 1597] - 'has found a location for his equipment and he sHasta has to find a place to install his inverted V'. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX].
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Hasta Diciembre

VK0WN: Casey Research Station, Antarctica

VK_ant - Warren, VK7WN is based at Australia's Casey Research Station, Antarctica over the austral winter season. 'When weather and spare time allow', he says, 'I will get an antenna up, hopefully soon'. He will be QRV as VK0WN; 'LoTW registration underway, as are QSL cards'.
1618
Hasta 15/01 2023

PD23HNY: Indicativo especial

PA - Celebrating Christmas and the New Year, Indicativos especiales PA22XMAS and PD22SANTA will be active on 1-31 Diciembre, while PD23HNY will be QRV from 1 Diciembre until mid-Enero. QSL cards will not be issued, but a certificate will be available for download (see https://www.qrz.com/db/PA22XMAS).
1647
Hasta 24/02/2023

C5YK: Gambia

C5 - Andre, ON7YK has been back to Bijilo, Gambia since 28 Noviembre, and will remain there until 24 Febrero. In his spare time he is QRV as C5YK on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via eQSL, LoTW (updated on a monthly basis), or direct to home call; logsearch on http://www.on7yk.eu/h-logbook.php. [TNX The Daily DX]
1648
Hasta 13/03 2023

HR5/F2JD: Honduras

HR - Gerard, F2JD will be active again as HR5/F2JD from Copan, Honduras from 23 Noviembre to 13 Marzo 2023. He will operate CW, SSB and di- gital modes on the HF bands. QSL via F6AJA (direct or bureau); log- search on http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php. [TNX F6AJA]
1645
Hasta 15/03 2023

HG200AN, HG200DO, HG200EF: Indicativos especiales

HA - Special callsigns HG200AN, HG200DO, HG200EF, HG200IR, HG200OT and HG200PS [425DXN 1610] will be activated between 15 Marzo 2022 and 15 Marzo 2023 to commemorate the 200th anniversary since the birth of Petofi Sandor, one of the greatest Hungarian poets. QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS.
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Hasta 15/03 2023

HG200IR, HG200OT, HG200PS: Indicativos especiales

HA - Special callsigns HG200AN, HG200DO, HG200EF, HG200IR, HG200OT and HG200PS [425DXN 1610] will be activated between 15 Marzo 2022 and 15 Marzo 2023 to commemorate the 200th anniversary since the birth of Petofi Sandor, one of the greatest Hungarian poets. QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS.
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Hasta Marzo 2023

RI1ANU: Novolazarevskaja Station, Antarctica

ANTARCTICA (AN-016) ---> Upcoming activities from the Antarctic mainland during the 2022-23 Austral summer season include: * Oleg, ZS1OIN (UA3HK) is participating in the 68th Russian Antarctic Expe- dition and is active again as RI1ANU - this time from Novolazarevskaja Station - until early Marzo 2023. * Oleg, ZS1ANF (UA1O, ex UA1PBA) will be active again as ZS7ANF from Wolf's Fang Runway starting around 1 Noviembre for the duration of the season. QSL via ZS1ANF and RK1PWA. [TNX DX World] * Seba, SQ1SGB is preparing for his 4th season at the BAS Halley VI Research Station. He expects to arrive there sometime in Noviembre and stay until the end of Enero 2023. In his spare time he will operate SSB and digital modes as VP8/SQ1SGB (or VP0HAL, if he gets the callsign). QSL via EB7DX.
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Hasta 02/04 2023

HS0ZME: Thailand

HS - Lars, SM6NT will be active again as HS0ZME from Hua Hin, Thailand from 1 Noviembre to 2 Abril 2023. He will operate mainly CW on 40-10 metres. QSL via SM6NT. [TNX The Daily DX]
1643
Hasta 30/04/2023

VK9WX: Willis Island (OC-007)

VK9W - Sands, VK4WXW has been on Willis Island (OC-007) since Octubre, and will remain there until the end of Abril 2023. He works at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's weather monitoring station on the island, and in his spare time he is QRV as VK9WX.
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Hasta 30/06 2023

VR25: special prefix (Hong Kong)

VR - In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (1 Julio 1997), Hong Kong licensed amateurs are granted the use of the special prefix VR25 from 1 Julio 2022 until 30 Junio 2023. For instance, the VR2 Contest Club (VR2CC) and the Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (VR2HK) will be using VR25CC and VR25HK, respectively.
1625
Hasta 30/06/2023

YR1400VT: Indicativo especial

YO - YR1400VT is the Indicativos especiales that members of Radio Club YO6KGS will be using until 30 Junio 2023 to popularize the newly inaugurat- ed Via Transilvanica, a long-distance trail (1400 km) used for hiking, cycling and horse riding that crosses Romania. More infor- mation can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/YR1400VT. QSL via eQSL.
1648
Hasta Junio 2023

J28HJ: Djibouti

J2 - James, KI7MGY will be stationed in Djibouti until Junio 2023 and plans to be QRV as J28HJ on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW.
1628
Hasta 30/09 2023

DR45HAAN: Indicativo especial

DL - DR45HAAN is the Indicativo especial for DARC's Ortsverband Haan (R24) to celebrate their 45th anniversary from 1 Octubre 2022 until 30 Septiembre 2023. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; direct cards via DL7ET.
1638
Hasta 01/04 2024

FH4VVK: Petite-Terre, Mayootte (AF-027)

FH - Marek Lamachou (ex SQ6WR, J28WR and F4VVJ) will be active as FH4VVK in his spare time while stationed on Petite-Terre, Mayootte (AF-027) starting around 20 Agosto until 1 Abril 2024. QSL via eQSL or direct (see qrz.com).
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03/12-18/12

EE44CE: Indicativo especial

EA - Special callsign EE44CE will be active on 3-18 Diciembre to commemo- rate the 44th anniversary of the promulgation of the Spanish Con- stitution of 1978, which marked the culmination of the transition of Spain to democracy. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to EC5WR.
1648
04/12-09/12

XF1S: Tiburon Island (NA-167)

XE - A team of six (Ismael XE1AY, Javier XE1JKW, Javier XE1JR, Paty XE1SPM, Ricardo XE1SY and Enrique XE2AA) will be active as XF1S from Tiburon Island in the rare NA-167 IOTA Group on 4-9 Diciembre. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-6 metres and via satellite. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via IT9EJW. [TNX IT9EJW]
1647
04/12-17/12

8Q7BB: Maldives (AS-013)

8Q - Sergey, RX3APM will be active again as 8Q7BB from the Maldives (AS-013) on 4-17 Diciembre. He will be QRV on 80-10m, and plans to participate in the ARRL 10-Meter Contest (10-11 Diciembre). QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
1647
04/12-17/12

XT2AW: Burkina Faso

XT - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as XT2AW from Burkina Faso on 4- 17 Diciembre. He will operate CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4 on all bands, with plans to be QRV also on QO-100. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.
1648
05/12-11/12

TM35FIST: Indicativo especial (France)

F - TM35FIST is the Indicativo especial for Jean, F6JOE to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the FISTS CW Club (International Morse Preser- vation Society) on 5-11 Diciembre. Previous activities were on 2-15 Mayo and 7-13 Noviembre. The Club (https://fists.co.uk/) was founded in 1987 by the late George Longden (G3ZQS), after recognising a need for a club in which veteran operators would help newcomers and less experienced operators learn and improve CW proficiency. QSL via F6JOE.
1647
05/12-18/12

CN22JIM: Indicativo especial

CN - Special station CN22JIM will be active on 5-18 Diciembre from Imlil in the High Atlas mountain range of Morocco. The callsign's suffix stands for Journee Internationale de la Montagne (International Mountain Day). QSL via RW6HS.
1647
06/12-19/12

H44SHD: Uepi Island (OC-149), Solomon Islands

H4 - Remo, HB9SHD will be active as H44SHD from Uepi Island (OC-149), Solomon Islands on 6-19 Diciembre. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-6 metres. From 20 Diciembre to 3 Enero he will be QRV as H44SHD/mm while on a diving cruise, with possible land based brief operations from other IOTA groups such as the Russell Islands (OC-168) and the Florida Islands (OC-158). QSL via home call (direct or bureau); the log will be uploaded to Club Log and eQSL. Before that, he might be QRV as P29AH/mm while in Papua New Guinea waters between 27 Noviembre and 5 Diciembre (no land operation is expected and no QSL cards will be printed).
1645
06/12-28/12

PH22XMAS: Indicativo especial

PA - Celebrating Christmas and the New Year, Indicativos especiales PH22XMAS will be active on 6-28 Diciembre, while PH23HNY will be QRV from 28 Diciembre to 31 Enero. QSL cards will not be available.
1648
08/12-11/12

LP1A/E: Isla Martin Garcia (SA-055)

LU - Hernan, LU1COP will be active as LP1A/E from Isla Martin Garcia (SA-055) on 8-11 Diciembre. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 80-10m. QSL via LoTW, or via EA7FTR.
1648
09/12-11/12

OR78NUTS: Indicativo especial

ON - UBA Section Bruxelles-Est (ON5UB) will be active as OR78NUTS on 9- 11 Diciembre to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. The suffix of the Indicativo especial is General Anthony C. McAuliffe's famous single-word reply in response to a surrender ultimatum. QSL via ON5UB.
1648
09/12-21/12

TM6DEO: Indicativo especial

F - The Radioamateurs du Val d'Oise (F4KKT) will operate Indicativo especial TM6DEO on 9-21 Diciembre in memory of their friend Marcel Chaillou, F6DEO, who passed away on 21 Diciembre 2021. QSL via the bureau.
1648
10/12-11/12

AU5LARC: Indicativo especial

VU - AU5LARC is the Indicativo especial for the Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club of Hyderabad (VU2LCH) to mark the 5th edition of the Lamakaan Annual Radio Convention, which will be held on 10-11 Diciembre (https://www.larc.in/larc5/). QSL via the bureau.
1647
10/12-16/12

S21DX: Dhal Char Island (AS-140)

S2 - Barring any setbacks, team S21DX will be active as S21DX from Dhal Char Island (AS-140) on 10-16 Diciembre [425DXN 1636]. Plans are for eight operators (S21AM, S21BK, S21D, S21IT, S21MK, S21OM, S21RC and S21TG) to be QRV with two SSB stations, one FT8 (F/H) station, and one station for QO-100 satellite (SSB). QSL direct to EB7DX; all QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log. See https://s21dx.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/s21dx for information and updates.
1648
10/12-21/12

TM200LP: Indicativo especial (France)

F - Michel, F8GGZ and Serge F6HFI will be active as TM200LP on 10-21 and 27-29 Diciembre to commemorate the 200th anniversary since the birth of Louis Pasteur (27 Diciembre 1822), the French scientist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization. QSL via F8GGZ (bureau preferred).
1647
13/12-22/12

8Q7CA: Maldives (AS-013)

8Q - Vadim, R6CA will be active as 8Q7CA from the Maldives (AS-013) on 13-22 Diciembre. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 80-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via home call. [TNX DX World]
1648
20/12-03/01 2023

H44SHD/mm & H44SHD (OC-168, OC-158)

H4 - Remo, HB9SHD will be active as H44SHD from Uepi Island (OC-149), Solomon Islands on 6-19 Diciembre. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-6 metres. From 20 Diciembre to 3 Enero he will be QRV as H44SHD/mm while on a diving cruise, with possible land based brief operations from other IOTA groups such as the Russell Islands (OC-168) and the Florida Islands (OC-158). QSL via home call (direct or bureau); the log will be uploaded to Club Log and eQSL. Before that, he might be QRV as P29AH/mm while in Papua New Guinea waters between 27 Noviembre and 5 Diciembre (no land operation is expected and no QSL cards will be printed).
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27/12-29/12

TM200LP: Indicativo especial (France)

F - Michel, F8GGZ and Serge F6HFI will be active as TM200LP on 10-21 and 27-29 Diciembre to commemorate the 200th anniversary since the birth of Louis Pasteur (27 Diciembre 1822), the French scientist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization. QSL via F8GGZ (bureau preferred).
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28/12-31/01/2023

PH23HNY: Indicativo especial

PA - Celebrating Christmas and the New Year, Indicativos especiales PH22XMAS will be active on 6-28 Diciembre, while PH23HNY will be QRV from 28 Diciembre to 31 Enero. QSL cards will not be available.
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30/12

YOTA Contest

YOTA CONTEST 2022 ---> Organized by the IARU R1 Youth Working Group in co- operation with the Hungarian Amateur Radio Society (MRASZ), the aim of the YOTA Contest is to increase youngsters activity on the air, strengthen the reputation of the YOTA programme, and demonstrate support for youngsters across the world. The three sessions of this year's YOTA Contest will be held on 21 Mayo (0800-1959 UTC), 23 Julio (1000-2159 UTC), and 30 Diciembre (1200-2359 UTC), on the five classic bands CW and SSB. Everyone can work everyone. The complete rules can be found on https://ham-yota.com/contest.
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Diciembre

FT4YM: Antarctica

FT_ant - David, F4FKT will be active again from Antarctica between late Octubre and early Marzo 2023. Main activity will be during his spare time as FT4YM/p from Concordia Station, operating SSB and FT8 on 20 and 40 metres. In addition, he plans to be QRV sporadically as IA0/F4FKT/p from Mario Zucchelli Station (for a few days during the last week of Octubre), as FT4YM/p from Little Dome C, as FT4YM/m during the traverse from Concordia to the coast, as FT4YM from Robert Guillard Station at Cap Prud'homme, and finally as as FT4YM/mm from the icebreaker 'L'Astrolabe'. QSL via F5PFP. Updates will be posted to the Polar DX Group's Facebook group. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
1641
Diciembre

LZ634SM: Indicativo especial

LZ - Once again Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) will use twelve Indicativos especiales throughout 2022 to honour as many different Orthodox saints: LZ290WA (Enero), LZ251MA (Febrero), LZ475GJ (Marzo), LZ303AT (Abril), LZ330AL (Mayo), LZ444KA (Junio), LZ540DS (Julio), LZ258ML (Agosto), LZ31ZE (Septiembre), LZ457PP (Octubre), LZ407IZ (Noviembre) and LZ634SM (Diciembre). QSL via the bureau or direct to P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. Details on the 'All Saints 2022'' award can be found at http://www.lz1kcp.com/.
1601
Diciembre

SP9FIELD: Indicativo especial

SP - Dominik SQ9ORN, Maciek SP9RBL, Pawel SN9PJ and Thomas SP9TL will be active 'out in the field' between 1 Enero and 14 Diciembre 2022, and will operate Indicativos especiales HF9FIELD (Enero, Abril, Julio and Octubre), SN9FIELD (Febrero, Mayo, Agosto and Noviembre) and SP9FIELD (Marzo, Junio, Septiembre and Diciembre). QSL via eQSL. A certificate will be available for working the 3 special stations; the details will be published on https://www.qrz.com/db/HF9FIELD.
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Diciembre

VP8/SQ1SGB: Halley VI Station, Antarctica

ANTARCTICA (AN-016) ---> Upcoming activities from the Antarctic mainland during the 2022-23 Austral summer season include: * Oleg, ZS1OIN (UA3HK) is participating in the 68th Russian Antarctic Expe- dition and is active again as RI1ANU - this time from Novolazarevskaja Station - until early Marzo 2023. * Oleg, ZS1ANF (UA1O, ex UA1PBA) will be active again as ZS7ANF from Wolf's Fang Runway starting around 1 Noviembre for the duration of the season. QSL via ZS1ANF and RK1PWA. [TNX DX World] * Seba, SQ1SGB is preparing for his 4th season at the BAS Halley VI Research Station. He expects to arrive there sometime in Noviembre and stay until the end of Enero 2023. In his spare time he will operate SSB and digital modes as VP8/SQ1SGB (or VP0HAL, if he gets the callsign). QSL via EB7DX.
1643
Diciembre

VP8DLB: Falkland Islands (SA-002)

VP8 - Garry, ZC4GR (2M1DHG) has been active as VP8DLB from Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (SA-002) since 23 Septiembre, and will remain there 'until Diciembre before returning to Cyprus'. QSL via EB7DX. [TNX DX World]
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Diciembre

ZS7ANF: Wolf's Fang Runway, Antarctica

ANTARCTICA (AN-016) ---> Upcoming activities from the Antarctic mainland during the 2022-23 Austral summer season include: * Oleg, ZS1OIN (UA3HK) is participating in the 68th Russian Antarctic Expe- dition and is active again as RI1ANU - this time from Novolazarevskaja Station - until early Marzo 2023. * Oleg, ZS1ANF (UA1O, ex UA1PBA) will be active again as ZS7ANF from Wolf's Fang Runway starting around 1 Noviembre for the duration of the season. QSL via ZS1ANF and RK1PWA. [TNX DX World] * Seba, SQ1SGB is preparing for his 4th season at the BAS Halley VI Research Station. He expects to arrive there sometime in Noviembre and stay until the end of Enero 2023. In his spare time he will operate SSB and digital modes as VP8/SQ1SGB (or VP0HAL, if he gets the callsign). QSL via EB7DX.
1643
Diciembre

Crozet Islands * by F6CUK

CROZET 2022-23 ---> The 'Marion Dufresne' is now scheduled to leave Reunion Island on 12 Diciembre, and to reach Crozet on 20 Diciembre. Thierry, F6CUK reports that, 'following the signing of the agreement with the TAAF', he has been authorized to be QRV on the HF bands for three weeks only, between 20 Diciembre and 26 Enero. In addition, he will have to QRT for 'at least 5 hours' each day, 'to allow the French Polar Institute to take measurements'. That being the case, Thierry intends to concentrate his activity on 2-3 bands - 20 and/or 17 metres, and 30 metres at night - in order to give an All Time New One to as many people as possible. 'I have not chosen any frequencies either', he says, 'this will be discussed with the scientists on site'. At all events, he has already agreed with the Bouvet team that he will operate FT8 on 10131 kHz, and he is aware of the privileges granted to the General US licence class on 20m. No constraints will be put on satellite activity, and Thierry will be able to operate via QO-100 for the entire duration of his stay on the island. Departure from Crozet will be around 25 Marzo. Thierry and his team are working to secure permission for a longer QRV period on the HF bands; he is in contact with the IPEV (the French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor), but to date he has no information about a possible extension. As for the callsign, Thierry has applied for a Indicativo especial to mark the 60th anniversary of the first amateur radio activity from Crozet, conducted by Roger Baudelot, FB8WW, between Diciembre 1961 and Febrero 1962. Thierry's callsign will be announced only a few hours before he starts operations. Bookmark http://crozet2022.r-e-f.org/news.html for updates.
1647
01/01-29/03 2023

9M2MRS: Penang Island (AS-015)

9M2 - Rich, PA0RRS will be active again as 9M2MRS from Penang Island (AS- 015), West Malaysia from 1 Enero until 29 Marzo. He will operate CW (most of the time 'no split') and digital modes (RTTY, FT8 and FT4) on 40-10m. On FT8, he says, if there are too many callers he will switch to F/H on 7056, 10131, 14084, 18095, 21084, 24911, 28091 kHz. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), LoTW, or via PA0RRS. [TNX PA0RRS]
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07/01-20/01 2023

TN8K: Congo

TN - The Czech DXpedition Group (OK1BOA, OK1CRM, OK1FCJ, OK1GK, OK2ZA, OK2ZC, OK2ZI and OK6DJ) will be active as TN8K from the Congo between 7 and 20 Enero 2023, with 'full operation' expected on 10-19 Enero, with several stations and a focus on the low bands. They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes (RTTY, FT8, FT4, PSK) on 160-6 metres and via QO-100 satellite. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via OK6DJ.See https://www.cdxp.cz/ for more information.
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12/01-24/01 2023

T33BB and T33BA: Banaba Island (OC-018)

T33 - Norbert, DF6FK and Judith, DL2ZAD have announced their plans to be active as T33BB and T33BA from Banaba Island (OC-018) on 12-24 Jan- uary 2023. More information is expected in due course. [TNX DX World]
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Enero 2023

VP8/SQ1SGB: Halley VI Station, Antarctica

ANTARCTICA (AN-016) ---> Upcoming activities from the Antarctic mainland during the 2022-23 Austral summer season include: * Oleg, ZS1OIN (UA3HK) is participating in the 68th Russian Antarctic Expe- dition and is active again as RI1ANU - this time from Novolazarevskaja Station - until early Marzo 2023. * Oleg, ZS1ANF (UA1O, ex UA1PBA) will be active again as ZS7ANF from Wolf's Fang Runway starting around 1 Noviembre for the duration of the season. QSL via ZS1ANF and RK1PWA. [TNX DX World] * Seba, SQ1SGB is preparing for his 4th season at the BAS Halley VI Research Station. He expects to arrive there sometime in Noviembre and stay until the end of Enero 2023. In his spare time he will operate SSB and digital modes as VP8/SQ1SGB (or VP0HAL, if he gets the callsign). QSL via EB7DX.
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Enero 2023

ZS7ANF: Wolf's Fang Runway, Antarctica

ANTARCTICA (AN-016) ---> Upcoming activities from the Antarctic mainland during the 2022-23 Austral summer season include: * Oleg, ZS1OIN (UA3HK) is participating in the 68th Russian Antarctic Expe- dition and is active again as RI1ANU - this time from Novolazarevskaja Station - until early Marzo 2023. * Oleg, ZS1ANF (UA1O, ex UA1PBA) will be active again as ZS7ANF from Wolf's Fang Runway starting around 1 Noviembre for the duration of the season. QSL via ZS1ANF and RK1PWA. [TNX DX World] * Seba, SQ1SGB is preparing for his 4th season at the BAS Halley VI Research Station. He expects to arrive there sometime in Noviembre and stay until the end of Enero 2023. In his spare time he will operate SSB and digital modes as VP8/SQ1SGB (or VP0HAL, if he gets the callsign). QSL via EB7DX.
1643
Jan-Feb 2023

3Y0J: Bouvet Island

3Y0J RADIO OPERATIONS: FLEXIBLE BAND PLAN ---> The initial band plan for the much anticipated Enero 2023 DXpedition to Bouvet Island is now available on https://www.3y0j.no/bandplan. 'We will work closely together with our pilots and if we see that something is not working, we will do adjustments', the team stated on 10 Noviembre. A few hints and tips from the team include: (1) We will always keep lowest 10 kHz on regular bands and lowest 5 kHz on WARC bands clear to allow regular DX traffic. So you will never hear us calling CQ in that portion of the band. (2) CW split will be limited to 15 kHz spectrum. (3) Phone split will be limited to 30 kHz spectrum. Thus operator will choose a frequency within the spectrum and limit the split to max 15 kHz and 30 kHz respectively. * 160m will be CW only and 80m will be CW/SSB, so no FT8 on 160/80m. * Special permit up to 1500W on CW/SSB. * CW/SSB will have priority over digital modes. * RTTY will be on 1-2 bands, 14125 and 21125 kHz. * 60m frequencies have been updated, potentially 60m for last few days. There is no promise for 60m, but we want to do it if we can. FT8 operation * FT8 will be F/H only, 4 stations aimed running 24/7 with 100W. * We will NEVER transmit FT8 on regular FT8 frequencies. The 4 x FT8 sta- tions can be controlled by one operator, or each FT8 station can be con- trolled individually by an operator running SSB/CW (SO2R) mode. * FT8 will be on 40-10m running 100W, but focus on our 7 yagis 20-10m. * We have chosen FT8/RTTY frequencies that gives us better in band separa- tion, and also so to avoid the most public frequencies that might be occupied by others DX-peditions in F/H mode. * We have agreed with Crozet that he runs FT8 on 10131 and Bouvet on 10140 kHz.
1645
Jan-Feb 2023

FT4YM: Antarctica

FT_ant - David, F4FKT will be active again from Antarctica between late Octubre and early Marzo 2023. Main activity will be during his spare time as FT4YM/p from Concordia Station, operating SSB and FT8 on 20 and 40 metres. In addition, he plans to be QRV sporadically as IA0/F4FKT/p from Mario Zucchelli Station (for a few days during the last week of Octubre), as FT4YM/p from Little Dome C, as FT4YM/m during the traverse from Concordia to the coast, as FT4YM from Robert Guillard Station at Cap Prud'homme, and finally as as FT4YM/mm from the icebreaker 'L'Astrolabe'. QSL via F5PFP. Updates will be posted to the Polar DX Group's Facebook group. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
1641
Jan-Mar 2023

Crozet Islands * by F6CUK

CROZET 2022-23 ---> The 'Marion Dufresne' is now scheduled to leave Reunion Island on 12 Diciembre, and to reach Crozet on 20 Diciembre. Thierry, F6CUK reports that, 'following the signing of the agreement with the TAAF', he has been authorized to be QRV on the HF bands for three weeks only, between 20 Diciembre and 26 Enero. In addition, he will have to QRT for 'at least 5 hours' each day, 'to allow the French Polar Institute to take measurements'. That being the case, Thierry intends to concentrate his activity on 2-3 bands - 20 and/or 17 metres, and 30 metres at night - in order to give an All Time New One to as many people as possible. 'I have not chosen any frequencies either', he says, 'this will be discussed with the scientists on site'. At all events, he has already agreed with the Bouvet team that he will operate FT8 on 10131 kHz, and he is aware of the privileges granted to the General US licence class on 20m. No constraints will be put on satellite activity, and Thierry will be able to operate via QO-100 for the entire duration of his stay on the island. Departure from Crozet will be around 25 Marzo. Thierry and his team are working to secure permission for a longer QRV period on the HF bands; he is in contact with the IPEV (the French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor), but to date he has no information about a possible extension. As for the callsign, Thierry has applied for a Indicativo especial to mark the 60th anniversary of the first amateur radio activity from Crozet, conducted by Roger Baudelot, FB8WW, between Diciembre 1961 and Febrero 1962. Thierry's callsign will be announced only a few hours before he starts operations. Bookmark http://crozet2022.r-e-f.org/news.html for updates.
1647
Febrero 2023

ZS7ANF: Wolf's Fang Runway, Antarctica

ANTARCTICA (AN-016) ---> Upcoming activities from the Antarctic mainland during the 2022-23 Austral summer season include: * Oleg, ZS1OIN (UA3HK) is participating in the 68th Russian Antarctic Expe- dition and is active again as RI1ANU - this time from Novolazarevskaja Station - until early Marzo 2023. * Oleg, ZS1ANF (UA1O, ex UA1PBA) will be active again as ZS7ANF from Wolf's Fang Runway starting around 1 Noviembre for the duration of the season. QSL via ZS1ANF and RK1PWA. [TNX DX World] * Seba, SQ1SGB is preparing for his 4th season at the BAS Halley VI Research Station. He expects to arrive there sometime in Noviembre and stay until the end of Enero 2023. In his spare time he will operate SSB and digital modes as VP8/SQ1SGB (or VP0HAL, if he gets the callsign). QSL via EB7DX.
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20/03-29/03 2023

CY0S: Sable Island (NA-063)

CY0S --- > The 2023 Sable Island CY0S DXpedition team has announced that 'a well known DXer and DXpeditioner', who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered 'to match any donations to the CY0S DXpedition from this point forward until arrival on the island on 20 Marzo 2023. For example, if a con- tributor donates 100 USD to the DXpedition, this 100 USD will then be matched for a total of 200 USD'. Meanwhile, the team is working on the antennas and is 'continuing to manage and fine tune gear based on the very strict weight limitations for the DXpe- dition. The team is limited to a total of 2965 lbs [1345 kg], which includes the weight of the operators, radio gear, antennas, antenna mast, long mast stakes for the loose sand, coaxial cables, food and personal gear. Every pound of weight counts and this is a huge challenge'.
1642
Marzo 2023

VK9NT: Norfolk Island (OC-005)

VK9NT DXPEDITION BOOTCAMP 2023 ---> Chris, VK3QB and others will be active again as VK9NT from Norfolk Island for 12-14 days during the second half of Marzo 2023 (indicatively on 15-28 Marzo, dates to be confirmed). This time they will be running a 'DXpedition Bootcamp', and are inviting people to register to attend and be a part of the event. They are sHasta in the plan- ning phase of this DXpedition, but are ready to accept expressions of inter- est: see http://dxpeditionbootcamp.net/hello-world for information.
1648
Marzo 2023

W8S: Swains Island

W8S: SWAINS ISLAND 2023 ---> 'This week the W8S team had another conference call about the planning for the upcoming DXpedition to KH8/s Swains Island', Ronald PA3EWP wrote on 4 Noviembre. 'Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, it will remain impossible to travel to American Samoa in the coming months. The limited number of flights, only 5 the first quarter of 2022, from Hawaii to American Samoa with the additional restriction to do a Covid-19 test 5 days before departure in Hawaii makes travelling extreme difficult. Also tourists have a lower priority to buy a ticket. The risk is too great to travel to Swains in the spring of 2022. Two members of our team are also part of the 3Y0J Bouvet team scheduled for Noviembre/Diciembre 2022. The entire team therefore had to decide to postpone the W8S Swains DXpedi- tion until Marzo 2023. This is the only opportunity to be on Swains for 15 days with the same team as our original plans in 2020. Our project has certainly not been canceled but postponed to the spring of 2023. An extra advantage that the propagation is much better on the higher bands'. Updates will be posted to https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/, as well as to Twitter and Facebook.
1592
Marzo 2023

ZS7ANF: Wolf's Fang Runway, Antarctica

ANTARCTICA (AN-016) ---> Upcoming activities from the Antarctic mainland during the 2022-23 Austral summer season include: * Oleg, ZS1OIN (UA3HK) is participating in the 68th Russian Antarctic Expe- dition and is active again as RI1ANU - this time from Novolazarevskaja Station - until early Marzo 2023. * Oleg, ZS1ANF (UA1O, ex UA1PBA) will be active again as ZS7ANF from Wolf's Fang Runway starting around 1 Noviembre for the duration of the season. QSL via ZS1ANF and RK1PWA. [TNX DX World] * Seba, SQ1SGB is preparing for his 4th season at the BAS Halley VI Research Station. He expects to arrive there sometime in Noviembre and stay until the end of Enero 2023. In his spare time he will operate SSB and digital modes as VP8/SQ1SGB (or VP0HAL, if he gets the callsign). QSL via EB7DX.
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