|Israel special event|
During the week of Chanukah celebrations, special Israeli radio amateur stations will be active on the air with a special callsigns ending in letters from the word “Chanukah”, (4X1C, 4X2H, 4Z3A, 4X4N, 4X5U, 4X6K, 4Z7A, 4X8H and 4X0NER). “Ner” means candle in Hebrew. The number in the callsign indicates the number of the candles lit that day.
Activity begins on the evening of December 10th when the first candle will be lit on (1400 UTC). The special event stations will operate for 9 days in row and new special event stations will join the activity every day on Chanukah Holiday until the close of the event on December 19th (2159 UTC).
Special event stations will be activated as follows; on the evening of:
December 10th — From the historical city of Hashmonaim when the 1st
candle of the Chanukah Holiday will be lit on; the event activity will start with the 4X1C crew.
December 11th — From the city of Haifa when the 2nd candle will be
lit on; the activity will start with the 4X2H crew.
December 12th — From the city of Tel Aviv when the 3rd candle will be
lit on; the activity will start with the 4Z3A crew.
December 13th — From the city of Netanya when the 4th candle will be
lit on; the activity will start with the 4X4N crew.
December 14th — From the city of Beer Sheva when the 5th candle will
be lit on; the activity will start with the 4X5U crew.
December 15th — From the city of Kiryat Shmona when the 6th candle will
be lit on; the activity will start with the 4X6K crew.
December 16th — From the city of Ashkelon when the 7th candle will be
lit on; the activity will start with the 4Z7A crew.
December 17th — From the city of Jerusalem when the 8th and the last
candle will be lit on; the activity will start with
the 4X8H crew.
The crew of the station 4X0NER will be active every day during the 9
days of activity and will be used as Joker for the missing letters.
Important: All the new and previous day’s event stations (letters)
will continue to be active on the air to the end of operation on the
19th of December (2159 UTC).
Activity will be on all radio amateur bands, WARC and the QO-100
Satellite using all modes. A special award will be available. The
eligibility for a special certificate “Chanukah-2020” is as specified:
* For Israeli amateurs: 1 QSO with all the 8 special event stations
(letters). Any band or mode. Contact with the special 4X0NER call-
sign is a replacement for a missing letter (only once).
* For European amateurs: 1 QSO with all 8 special event stations
(letters). Any band or mode. Contact with the special 4X0NER call-
sign is a replacement for a missing letter (can be used twice).
* For amateurs outside Europe: to contact only 4 of 8 special event
stations (letters). Any band or mode. Contact with the special 4X0NER
callsign is a replacement for a missing letter (can be used twice).
The special certificates will be available for download independently
from the Israeli Amateur Radio Club (IARC) Web site at:
The certificates will be digital in PDF format and not numbered.
QSL Manager: Paper cards-Slava, 4Z5MU.
All contacts will be uploaded on LoTW after the end of activity.
Amateurs in Israel and around the World are kindly asked to send them pictures with Menorah’s in their own city of residence!
Special prize for the winning picture!
E-mail pictures to: email@example.com
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