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  • Special callsign II3FYT throughout 2020 on occasion of the five years of activity of the Gruppo Radio Dispersi.



  • Three special callsigns from France  : TM80DYN from 25 May to 8 June  (80th  anniversary of Operation Dynamo ) , TM50PSG on 3-6 / 16-20 June/23-28 July (50th anniversary of  Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) and TM5ISY on  5 and 13 June, and at various other times  until 14 October (in memory of Carine Dubois, F5ISY).

  • Special callsign VX3X , 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 Moon Mission , from 30 may to 30 june 2020.

  • Special callsign  GB2CDK  to mark 150 years since the death of Charles Dickens , from 1 to 12 june 2020.

  • Special callsign CF2T , 75th Anniversary of the End of WW II till 6 june 2020.

  • Special event station JU85UIA will be active through the end of the  year in celebration  of the  85th anniversary of the  University of  Internal Affairs in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

  • Special callsign EH8DDC on 24-31 May 2020, to ceelebrate the anniversary of the  local  autonomous   Parliament’s first session  back  in  1983.

  • Special callsign AM40LAR  for the 40th   anniversary of  “L’altra radio”  (The Other Radio) , will be active  on  14-31 May 2020

  • Special callsign II2EMCA to commemorate EMILIO CAIMI , from 01 july 2020 until the end of the year.

  • To mark the 30th anniversary of the first provisional release of the frequency range 50-52 MHz for Amateur Radio in Austria two special callsigns OE50MHZ and OE30MAGICBAND , till 30 june 2020  , 50 mhz SSB ,CW and Digital Modes.

  • Special callsign LY175Z to commemorate the 175th birth anniversary of  Lithuanian writer Zemaite , from 4 may to 2 june 2020.

  • Special callsign SN750MY for 750 years of city of Mysliborz.

  • Special callsign SN100JPII To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the  Pole Karol Wojtyła (Pope John Paul II) , from 1 to 31 may 2020.

  • Several callsigns will be active to celebrate the end of World War II:

         –  CF2T between  8 May and 6 June

         –  LI8MAI on  1-31  May

         – GB75VET on 1-28 May

  • Special callsign LN1V throughout 2020   to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Norway at the end of  WW II  .

  • To celebrate VE and VJ Day special callsigns  GB75VED  on  1-28 May 2020  , GB1945PE  GB1945PJ  and GB75PEACE  on 1-31 May 2020 and again  on 1-31 August 2020.

  • Special callsign TM18JUIN   to commemorate  the  80th anniversary  of  the  “Appeal of 18 June”  made  by  Charles de Gaulle  from  the BBC  in  London.  May (8-9, 23-24 and 30-31) and June (6-7, 13- 14, 18-21  and  27).

  • Special callsign OE50MHZ  from 1 May to 30  June 2020  , to  mark the  30th anniversary  of  the allocation of the Magic Band  to  Austrian  amateurs. (CW, SSB  and digital modes  on 6 metres).

  • “Stayhome” special callsigns :   OH0-9STAYHOME OH0-9PYSYKOTONA  (Pysy kotona means stay at home in Finnish) Finland,   GB4SAH (Stay At Home) GB5NHS UK , 5B4STAYHOME   Cyprus ,   9K9STAYHOME  Kuwait , A60SH United Arab Emirates ,  CR2STAYHOME   Azores ,   DX0STAYHOME  Philippines , 8A1HOME   Indonesia ,   E7STAYHOME  Bosnia & Hercegovina ,  HZ1STAYHOME   Saudi Arabia ,  VC2STAYHOM  VC3STAYHOM  VE9HOME   Canada ,  OR2STAYHOME  OT20STAYHOME   OT2STAYHOME OT4LIFE Belgium ,  R3STAYHOME   Russia  ,  TC1STAYHOME  Turkey ,  VI2020STAYHOME  Australia , Z30STAYHOME   Z39STAYHOME North Macedonia. ( Updates click here ).

  • Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of  Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla (1920-2005),  special event station  SN100KW  will be active from 1 April to 31 May 2020.

  • Several Austrian stations   will be using the special prefix OE25 from 1 March to 31 December 2020  to mark  the  25th anniversary since  Austria acceded to the European Union.

  • Award “Bicentenario del Nautico di Riposto” , special callsign    IO9RN  from 1 march to 30 june 2020.

  • IO3RT  and  IO3AF  special callsigns  for  ARI Thiene , untill 31 may 2020 ,  to  commemorate 100th anniversary of Arturo Ferrarin’s epic flight from Rome to Tokyo.

  • Special callsign EM30UCC  to celebrate the  30th anniversary of  the  Ukrainian Contest Club ,   from  22 January to 31 May 2020.

  • Special callsign 4U25B  to mark the  25th anniversary  of  the United Nations  Logistics  Base in Brindisi , from  24  October 2019 until 31 August 2020 .







  • Special callsign II2EMCA to commemorate EMILIO CAIMI , from 01.07.2020 until the end of the year.

  • ARI Fidenza will use a series of special callsigns throughout  2020  to commemorate  twelve major events and achievements  in  Guglielmo   Marconi’s life:

     January    II4BRN  Marconi’s birth (1874)

         February   II4MLB  First radio broadcast of a musical performance:

                            Dame Nellie Melba’s song recital (1920)

         March      II4MCY  Foundation of the first “Marconi Company” (1897)

         April      II4FTX  First transatlantic radio signals transmission (1901)

         May        II4TEA  First radio message between the United States   and the United Kingdom (1903)

         June       II4REP  Rescue of the ocean liner “Republic” (1909)

         July       II4NBL  Marconi is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics   (1909)

         August     II4CLT  Inauguration of the radio station at Coltano   (1911)

         September  II4PTN  Marconi applies for his first patent (1896)

         October    II4LGH  Marconi switches on the lights at Sydney Town  Hall from Genoa  via wireless    ransmission (1930)

         November   II4RVT  Inauguration of Vatican Radio (1931)

         December   II4MDY  Marconi Day at Chicago World’s Fair (1933)

  • Special callsign TM20EURO  UEFA , during years 2020.

  • The DARC honors 35 years of SDR-technology with special callsign DL35SDR throughout the year 2020.

  • Special callsign DL40PUL to celebrate 40th anniversary of DARC club of Pulheim (DOK G40) , throughout the year 2020.

  • Special callsigns  DF70DARC  and   DP70DARC   to celebrate the  70th anniversary  of the  Deutscher Amateur Radio  Club will be active from 1 January to 31 December 2020.

  • Special callsign  DL30GER from  31 December 2019 until 31 December 2020 to celebrate  the  30th anniversary  of the  German reunification process.

  • Special callsign DL100BKW  will be active  throughout 2020  to mark   the 100th anniversary of the first broadcast transmission from  the  Radio Station  Koenigs Wusterhausen  .

  • Special callsign  DL250BTHVN to celebrate the  Beethoven Anniversary  Year from 16 december 2019 to 17 december 2020.

  • Special callsign DM2025C  till 24  january 2020 for Chemnitz European Capital of Culture candidat 2025 .

  • Special callsign OE1970WWL to celebrate 50th anniversary of  amateur radio examination and  first amateur license as OE5WWL , during 2020.

  • Special callsigns HB40HTC and HB40HC to celebrate 40th anniversary of the Helvetia Telegraphy Club , during 2020.

  • Special callsign PA75OV to celebrate the 75th anniversary of  Operation  Veritable  during  World War II,will be  active  throughout  2020.

  • Special callsign  PA75VERON  will be activated  throughout 2020  to  celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Vereniging voor Experimenteel Radio Onderzoek in Nederland.

  • Special callsign PA75LIMBURG commemorates the liberation of the province Limburg 75 years ago ,  from September 12 until March 3 2020.

  • Throughout 2020, special callsign PA800D  800 years City of Dordrecht.

  • Special callsign OL30DXC to celebrate the  30th  anniversary  of  the  Czechoslovak DX Club , until 31 december 2020 .

  • Special callsigns  3Z90PZK , HF90PZK , SN90PZK  and  SP90PZK  will be active  from  1 January to 31 December 2020  to celebrate the  90th  anniversary of the  Polish Amateur Radio Union .

  • Special callsigns OL700CO , OL700DKO and OL700LTV  are active  until 31 December 2020  to celebrate  the  700th anniversary of the  Czech city  of   Dobruska.

  • Special callsign OL30DXC to celebrate the  30th  anniversary  of  the  Czechoslovak DX Club , until 31 december 2020 .

  • Special callsign OR50AF to celebrate  the 50th anniversary of BAFARA ( Belgian Air Force Amateur Radio Association) , till 29 february 2020.

  • Celebrating the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group’s 60th anniversary,special call GB60ATG is used from the various DXCC Entities in the United Kingdom until end June 2020.

  • Special callsign GB70IPA  to celebrate the 70th year of the International Police Association ,  throughout 2020.

  • Special callsign LN1V throughout 2020   to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Norway at the end of  WW II  .

  • Antartica – Roman, UT7UA is active  , until 1 February 2020 , as EM1UA and/or EM1U from the Ukrainian “Vernadsky” Research Station (AN 006).

  • Special callsign HF40STOK  40th Summer of the Housing Cooperative “SLONECZNY STOK” in Bialystok , till 8 januari 2020.

  • Special callsign  YT50SCWC  will be  activated  throughout 2020  to  celebrate the  50th anniversary  of  the  Serbian CW Club.

  • Special callsign 9A63AA  from   Tom, 9A2AA  to mark his 63rd year in amateur radio. During year 2020

  • Special call YT50SCWC during 2020 to celebrate Serbian CW Club 50th anniversary.

  • Diploma “All Saints 2020”:

LZ1908IK (January),  LZ34WGI (February),  LZ250KD (March),
LZ603IL  (April),  LZ177GL (May),  LZ734PA (June),  LZ551MS (July),
LZ662MI (August), LZ595IP (September), LZ1891AO (October),  LZ350PI
(November) and LZ1263AN (December).

  •  Special event station  8N6SHURI during 2020 , supporting for Shuri Castle Reconstruction.

  • Special  callsign  ZS95SARL  will  be  in  use  throughout 2020  to celebrate the  95th anniversary of  the  South African Radio League   (SARL).

  • Special callsign 4A15DXXE throughout 2020 , for DXXE Group 15th anniversary .

  • Special event station JU85UIA will be active through the end of the  year in celebration  of the  85th anniversary of the  University of  Internal Affairs in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.