My other calls
Over the years I used or are still using other calls:
OP Is the special prefix all Belgian radioamateurs can use in November 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, for remembering the 1st World War (1914-1918).
QSL via Buro, EQSL and LOTW.
UBA 14-18 Award
In commemoration of the World War One centenary the Royal Union of Belgian Radio Amateurs (UBA) issues a remembrance award. Between 1 August 2014 en 30 november 2018 applicants must collect at least 1418 points.
The following rules apply for obtaining points:
OP0PPY = 500 points
Special event stations with prefix OP14, OP15, OP16, OP17, OP18 contribute each for 250 points; Belgian stations need to work at least three of these stations, other European stations two and stations outside of Europe one;
During the month of November of the years 2014-2018 all other Belgian stations will count 30 points.
There are no band or mode restrictions, but contacts via terrestrial repeaters, Echolink etc. are not accepted. Every station may be accounted for only once in the AWARD application. There is an "Endorsement" available if you collect the 1418 points in one calendar year. Five of these "endorsements" are available (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).
The award is free of charge, and only available in digital form.
Send your log extract in TXT format and claimed score to ON4CAS
OO8NT is a special Event call for the accession of his Royal Highness the Prince Philip and princess Mathilde (see picture), and 20-year reign of his Royal Highness, King Albert II on 21 st July 2013.
OO Is the special prefix all Belgian radioamateur can use from the 21 Juli 2013 untill the 20th September 2013, for the celebration of the new King Philip of Belgium.
QSL via Buro, EQSL and LOTW.
OO Award 2013
On July 21st, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe will become the new king of Belgium and His Royal Highness King Albert II has reigned for 20 years. For both occasions, all radio amateurs with a Belgian license will be allowed to use the prefix "OO" instead of "ON" from July 21st until and including September 20th, 2013. Belgian vanity callsigns (with only one letter in the suffix) may not change their prefix. Some vanity callsigns already have an "OO" prefix.
The Belgian IARU Society UBA is issuing a commemorative award for working a specific number of these OO stations. Details are as following:
Stations located in versus number of different OO stations needed
Minimum different OO prefixes
(OO1, OO2, OO3, ...)
Europa, except Belgium153
Please note that only OO stations with at 2 or 3 letters in their suffix count towards this award. Each OO stations can only be counted once regardless of the band/mode used.
The award will be issued in electronic (PDF) version. No fee required. Log extracts should be mailed before the end of 2013 to the UBA.
UBA Award Manager Egbert Hertsen ON4CAS.
SWL stations may apply while indicating the callsign the OO stations had QSO with.
The awards will be sent out mid October 2013.
This was my first call, the so called 'beginners licence', that I obtained in 2006. I used this call, during 2006 and 2007, until I obtained my HAREC licence ON8NT.