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Special Event in Israel on Hanukkah

December 9 @ 7:00 am - December 19 @ 2:00 pm

A special event operation of ham radio operators in Israel on Hanukkah 10-19 December 2020

Objective:

Advertising and celebrating Hanukkah on the air of amateur radio operators around the world.

All times listed in the document are IST (Israeli standard time (UTC+2))

General:

On the days of Hanukkah this year, special Israeli radio amateur stations will be operated with the call signals ending in letters from the word CHANUKAH, with the number in the reading letter indicating the number of the candle (the serial day of the holiday) in the menorah.

There will be a lot of publicity for the special session on Facebook, on websites and forums of radio armature operators around the world.

Dates and times:

Beginning on the evening of Thursday 10 December with the lighting of the first candle (around 17:00), in a sequence of all holidays until midnight on Saturday 19 December 2020 at 23.59 Israel time. A total of 9 days.

Method:

1. On 12/10/2020, on the eve of the lighting of the first candle in the city in Hashmonaim, the special stations will start operating with the call signal 4X1C (a group under Mark 4X1KS).

2. On 12/11/2020, on the eve of the lighting of a second candle in the city of Haifa, the special stations will start operating with the 4X2H  call signal (a group under Danny 4Z5SL).

3. On 12/12/2020, on the eve of the lighting of a third candle in the city of Tel Aviv, the special stations will start operating with the call sign 4Z3A (group under Jan 4X1VF).

4. On December 13, on the eve of the lighting of a fourth candle in the city of Netanya, the special stations will start operating with the call sign 4X4N (a group under Eli 4Z1NB).

5. On December 14, on the eve of the lighting of a fifth candle in the city of Beer Sheva, the special stations will start operating with the call signal 4X5U (a group under Epic 4X1TI).

6. On December 15, on the eve of the lighting of a Friday candle in the city of Kiryat Shmona, the special stations will start operating with the reading signal 4X6K (a group under 4Z1KD).

7. On December 16, on the eve of the lighting of the seventh candle in the city of Ashkelon, the special stations will start operating with the call sign 4Z7A (a group under Yuri 4Z5PN).

8. On December 17, the lighting of the eighth candle in the city of Jerusalem will begin with the operation of the special stations with the call sign 4Z8H (a group under Howard 4X1ZZ).

9. The “Shamash” station will use the call sign 4X0NER and will be active in sequence all holidays and will give a bonus for any “signal” like Joker. (a group under Slava 4Z5MU).

Logs and contacts:

It is mandatory to maintain an electronic log (ADIF) which will be sent (uploaded) to the IARC website at the end of the activity (under the responsibility of all group managers).

For the purpose of the special event, a website will be built with a large menorah in the middle and all the special reading signals will be used as holiday candles, and will be lit every evening during the holiday according to the number of the candle in the menorah.

After completion of operation, all connections of the special stations will be streamed to the LoTW website

QSO’s:

The director of QSL (QSL paper) is Slava 4Z5MU.

Details

Start:
December 9 @ 7:00 am
End:
December 19 @ 2:00 pm