Special Events News – 4 June 2023

| June 2, 2023

Special callsign DR100XRAY is active until 30 June. The station is operating to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of physicist Wilhelm C Roentgen. His discovery of X-rays in 1895 earned him the inaugural Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 and revolutionised diagnostic medicine. QSL via the bureau or directly to DJ6SI.

Ninety-five years ago, on the 25 May 1928, the airship ‘Italia’ crashed on the ice on its way back from the North Pole. A small tent dyed red for maximum visibility was the only shelter for the survivors. Commemorating the role of radio, and amateur radio, in rescuing the survivors, special callsign II1ITR will be active on the 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m bands using SSB and CW until the 12 July. QSL via IZ1ETD. See QRZ.com for more information.

Category: GB2RS Special Events