Special Events….

Italian Special Event Station…

Members of the A.R.I. Sezione Brunico/Sektion Bruneck will be using the special event callsign II3BIA to be active between February 12-23rd.

Activity is to celebrate the Biathlon World Championships in Antholz/South Tyrol, Italy.

Operations will be on 160/80/60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6/2m and 70cm using CW, SSB, the Digital modes and QO 100 Es’ Hail 2 Satellites.

QSL via IN3ZWF, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL or OQRS.


Indonesian Special Event…

Look for special event station 8A17BJR between February 19-21st.
Activity is to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the local ORARI Kota Banjar radio club.

Operations will be on 80/40/2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Special certificates are available, see: https://orarilokalkotabanjar.design.blog/download

QSL via details on QRZ.com.


John, GW4SKA, BARTG President, reports that members of the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG) will be celebrating the club’s ‘Diamond Jubilee’ (60th anniversary of supporting the data modes) with the special callsign GB60ATG until June 30th.

The callsign will be active from different UK countries each week.
Special awards are available for contact with GB60ATG using any data mode.

More information can be found on the BARTG Web site at: http://bartg.org.uk/wp/bartg-diamond-jubilee-award


Australian Special Event…

Members of the Cairns Amateur Radio Club (Cairns, Far North Queensland) will activate the special event call-sign VI250COOK between May 1st and August 31st.

Activity is to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook sailing up the east coast of Australia from what is now Sydney to what is now Cooktown in Far North Queensland. This historic trip is being replicated by the Australian Maritime Museum’s replica of his ship, the Endeavour

They will be sharing availability of this distinctive callsign with various other Australian amateur radio clubs as the Endeavour calls into their cities or passes by on its voyage, culminating with the Cairns Amateur Radio Club operating from both Cairns and Cooktown.

For more details and a published on-air schedule (once confirmed), see QRZ.com.