Special Event News – 25 December 2016

| December 23, 2016

GB2KW will be on the air from the 1st to the 28th of January using vintage KW Electronics Ltd equipment. See the GB2KW listing on QRZ.com for full information.

Humber Fortress DX ARC in Hull have organised a year’s multi club activation to celebrate Hull as the UK City of Culture 2017. Ofcom have kindly granted the callsign GB0HCC for the whole year using the standard NoV format of 28 days; each club will apply for the relevant 28 day portion of the year, to follow on from the previous club. Humber Fortress will be starting the year off, at 0001UTC until 0830UTC from the Cottingham Road Baptist Church. After the Church services have finished in the afternoon, about 1600, they hope to activate for a few more hours. Look for them on the 40 and 80m bands.

OZ90EDR will be on the air in 2017 to celebrate the foundation of the Danish national society, EDR, on 15 August 1927. The QSL Manager is OZ1ACB.

OZ100DVI will be put on the air from 1st of January until the 31st of December by members of EDR HAM Radio Club of Skanderborg. It is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of the Danish West Indies. Look on QRZ.com for further information.

Santa Radio, OF9X, will be active until the 31st of December to promote the Christmas spirit on the radio spectrum. There are twelve ‘elves’ operating OF9X and they will identify themselves with a 3-letter identity. Work OF9X on as many bands and modes as possible to earn QSO points and work as many elves as possible to get multipliers. Your efforts will be rewarded by Santa Awards, see www.QRZ.com for details. QSL via OH2BH and Club Log OQRS.

Canadian radio amateurs can use special callsign prefixes to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation in 2017. Those whose regular callsigns start with VA will be able to use the CF prefix, VE will be able to use the CG prefix, VO will be able to use the CH prefix and those with VY will be able to use the CI prefix.

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