RAST has applied for and has received permission to operate a Special Event station with the callsign HS50IARU to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 3. Activities using this callsign began on June 7 and the callsign will continue to be active until October 31, 2018.

The IARU Region 3 (Asia-Pacific Region) will grant the 50th Anniversary Award to radio amateurs who certify having contacted at least five contacts (QSOs) on different modes or bands with Special Event Stations for commemorating the 50th Anniversary of IARU Region 3 from eligible countries are those in Region III whose amateur societies are members of IARU Region 3.

Special event callsigns will have the number “50” as the prefix number and IARU as their Special Event Call Sign Suffix. (ie. YB50IARU, 9M50IARU, JA50IARU, VK50IARU, HS50IARU, BY50IARU, BV50IARU, VR50IARU, VU50IARU, etc)

The anniversary award rules can be found at http://awards-iaru-r3.org