Special Events

RAL sponsors multiple events a year such as: DX-Pedition, Field Day, IOTA, JOTA, Greeting Santa, Independence Day Event.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On 3 December the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

 will be celebrated by several countries who will be active using a special call sign.

 The Kuwait Amateur Radio Society (KARS) will be using a special call sign 9K2WDD

The Liberia Radio Amateur Association (LRAA) will be using a special call sign 6Z2RL

The Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society for Development (ERASD) will be using a special call sign SU0ERA. ERASD are planning a workshop with the Egyptian Scouts.

The Asocijacija Radioamatera Bosne I Hercegovine (ARABIH) will be using a special call sign E71AVW and they will be active on 14 MHz SSB from 12:00 until 20:00 UTC.

 The activity will be organised with a group of blind members of the Radio Club Tuzla.

A special QSL card will be send to all who establish a contact. The Media and many officials from local government will attend the event.

The Vereniging voor Experimenteel Radio Onderzoek in Nederland (VERON) will be using a special call sign PI4CGR (Commission Handicapped Amateur radio)

The Hungarian Radio Amateur Society (MRASZ) will be using a special call sign HG0IDPD


It is hoped that many radio amateurs will join this event.

OD5RI IARU R 1 IPHA Coordinator

Kids Day

Saturday 15th of June the next Kids’ Day will be held. There are adjustments in the suggested frequencies for IARU R1 which fit better in IARU R1 HF Bandplan. Only 40m and 80m are changed to suit with ARRL frequencies.

Suggested frequencies IARU R1:

10 Meters: 28.350 to 28.400 MHz

15 Meters: 21.360 to 21.400 MHz

20 Meters: 14.270 to 14.300 MHz

40 Meters: 7.080 to 7.120 MHz

80 Meters: 3.650 to 3.750 MHz 

Other suggested frequencies by ARRL:

12 Meters: 24.960 to 24.980 MHz

17 Meters: 18.140 to 18.145 MHz

40 Meters: 7.270 to 7.290 MHz

80 Meters: 3.740 to 3.940 MHz

Kids Day is an on-air event to encourage young people (licensed or not) to have fun with Amateur Radio. The Kids Day operating event is not a contest. It’s a way to tell young people worldwide about the magic and mystery of two way hobby radio communications. To do this, Amateur radio stations are being asked to devote this short time window to promote the terrestrial hobby and ham radio satellite operations to youngsters. This, by providing a place to make contacts with other Kids Day stations around the world. It is designed to give on-the-air experience to youngsters and hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended to give older hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with their children.

Suggested exchange: Name, age, location and favourite colour. Be sure to work the same station again if an operator has changed. To draw attention, call “CQ Kids Day.”

You can also use your favourite repeater (with permission of the repeater’s sponsor). Be sure to observe third-party restrictions when making DX QSOs.


World Flora Fauna (WFF) GreenDays 2009

WFFRadio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL) in coordination with the Municipality of Zgharta activated  Ehden Natural Reserve on June 13-14, 2009 during the World Flora Fauna (WFF) GreenDays 2009 with a special callsign OD5WFF.

Participant included: KC2UHM - Dean, OD5KU - Elie, OD5RW - John, OD5SB - Rami, OD5TE - Hani, OD5YU - Sudad. The participants had a great time at the event operating all bands and testing various radios and antennas. Check the pictures from the event.

Greeting from Santa 2008


Greeting from Santa 2008

The Radio Amateurs of Lebanon Association (RAL) in association with Besancon Baabdat, St. Charbel Orphanage home, and Caritas Lebanon (children from India, Iraq, and Sudan), have completed this year’s “Greetings from Santa” event. Amazing activities at three different locations, touching over 120 boys and girls.

The event involved Amateur Radio operators’ setting up amateur radio stations, allowing children to talk to Santa Claus in the North Pole during a break in his busy gift-production schedule, in a warm Christmas decorated environment.

Radio Amateurs gave the children the thrill of their lives talking with “Santa” via Amateur radio. It was thrilling to the children, hearing the "Santa" voice and be able to ask him all sorts of questions. "Santa" in his discussions, reinforced some basic values and reminded the children to continue to be good and love each other.

Special thanks to the dedicated Santa Team: KC2UHM – Dean, OD5MM – Irma (event coordinator), OD5RI – Riri, OD5RW – John (Santa), OD5TE – Hani and OD5UX – Mario.

Pictures from the event are found in the RAL Photo Gallery.

World JOTA/JOTI gathered the scouts of Lebanon at the largest event on the airwaves

(appuyer ici pour la version francaise)

JOTA 2008The Radio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL) in association with the Lebanese Scouting Federation have participated in the 51st Jamboree-On-The-Air (JOTA) / 12th Jamboree-On-The-Internet (JOTI) that took place between 18 and19 October 2008.

Over 300 scouts from 29 scouting associations in Lebanon participated this year. JOTA operated under OD5RAL on HF all bands and JOTI through Echolink.  Click here to see the Picture Album from the JOTA/JOTI 2008 Event

"We scouts of Lebanon want to thank the Radio Amateurs of Lebanon for making our jamboree more interesting and meaningful" Said Scout Leader Tania Tabet, Program Commissioner at the Lebanese Scouting Federation. 

Throughout the 48 hours of the event, Boys and Girls scouting groups from across Lebanon participated in the event and kept 15 computers, 1 HF station and 1 VHF station running for JOTI and JOTA. Amazing contacts were established with various world scouts groups from 23 countries on JOTA including scouting groups from:  Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Azores, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, French Polynesia, Japan, Lebanon, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and over 100 countries on JOTI.  A special contact was established with The amateur radio station HB9S of the World Scout Bureau in Geneva. Click here to see a recording of the event

Amateur Radio Participants included: OD5ET- Joe, OD5FV – Johnny, OD5KU - Elie, OD5QB – George, OD5QT – Maria, OD5RI – Riri, OD5SB - Rami, OD5SX – Nabil, OD5TE – Hani, OD5TX – Michel, OD5UK - Abdullah, OD5UX – Mario, K4ELE - Elie, PU2SPA – Spiro, VE3MYN – Munir, OD5/W5YFN – Ken, Mourad Halwani (SWL), Ziad Tabbara (SWL)

Tabbara General were generous in providing a Yeasu FT-1000MP HF Radio for the JOTA 2008.

This was a unique opportunity for each individual Scout to get the real feeling of belonging to a worldwide movement through the use of Amateur Radio.

Click here to see the Picture Album from the JOTA/JOTI 2008 Event

Click here to see a recording from the JOTA/JOTI 2008 Event

Le JOTI-JOTA mondial rassemble le scoutisme au Liban au plus grand evenement sur les ondes

JOTA 2008Les « Radio Amateurs du Liban » (RAL) en association avec la fédération du scoutisme Libanais ont ‎participe au 51e  jamboree sur ondes (JOTA) et le 12eme  jamboree sur Internet (JOTI) qui ont eu lieu le ‎‎18 et le 19 Octobre 2008.‎

Plus de 300 scouts venus de 29 associations scoutes au Liban, ont participé à cet événement. JOTA a ‎été opéré sous OD5RAL, sur toutes les bandes HF et JOTI à travers Echolink.‎ Appuyer ici pour voir l'Album photo de l'evenement JOTA/JOTI 2008

« Nous, les Scouts au Liban, aimeront remercier les Radio Amateurs du Liban, pour avoir rendu notre ‎jamboree plus intéressant et significatif » : un message envoyé par les scouts aux Radio Amateurs du ‎Liban suite à l’événement.‎

Au cours des 48 heures de l’événement, des scouts, filles et garçons, venant de tout le territoire ‎Libanais ont fait fonctionner sans arrêt 15 ordinateurs, une station HF, et une station VHF pour le ‎JOTI  et JOTA.‎

De nombreux et intéressants contacts ont été établis avec des groupes variés de scouts, de 23 pays sur ‎le JOTA : l’Algérie, l’Argentine, l’Australie, l’Azores, le Bangladesh, le Brésil, le Canada, le Chili, ‎l’Angleterre, la Polynésie Française, le Japon, le Liban, le Maroc, les Pays-Bas, les Philippines, le ‎Sultanat d’Oman, l’Arabie Saoudite, l’Afrique du Sud, la Swaziland, la Suisse, la Tunisie, l’UAE, les ‎Etats-Unis. Et plus de  80 pays sur JOTI. De même, un contact spécial a été établi avec la station ‎Radio Amateur HB9S du bureau mondial du scoutisme à Genève.‎ Appuyer ici pour voir un enregistrement de l’événement  JOTA/JOTI 2008

Les participants Radio Amateurs à cet événement : OD5ET-Joe, OD5FV-Johnny, OD5QB- George, ‎OD5QT-Maria, OD5RI-Riri, OD5SB- Rami, OD5SX-Nabil, OD5TE-Hani, OD5TX-Michel, OD5UK-‎Abdullah, OD5UX-Mario, K4ELE-Elie, PU2SPA-Spiro, VE3MYN-Munir, OD5/W5YFN-Ken, ‎Mourad Halwani(SWL), Ziad Tabbara(SWL).‎

‎Tabbara General ont été généreux de nous fournir une radio Yeasu  FT-1000MP HF pour le JOTA ‎‎2008.‎

C’était une chance unique pour chaque scout Libanais de sentir qu’il appartient à un mouvement ‎international à travers l’usage de la radio et grâce à « Radio Amateur du Liban »‎.

Appuyer ici pour voir l'Album photo de l'evenement JOTA/JOTI 2008

Appuyer ici pour voir un enregistrement de l’événement  JOTA/JOTI 2008


The Radio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL) will be holding on August 2-3, 2008 a Special Event Field Day Operation OD5ARZ at the Cedar Moutains in Lebanon 2000m above Sea Level. OD5ARZ, will operating All bands/all modes. QSL via K3IRV (Enclose 2 USD or non-expired 2 IRCs).
 Lebanon Cedars
Cedar of Lebanon was important to various civilizations. The trees were used by the ancient Phoenicians for building trade and military ships, as well as houses and temples. The Egyptians used its resin for mummification, and its sawdust was found in the pharaoh's tombs. The Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh designates the cedar groves of Lebanon as the dwelling of the gods to where Gilgamesh ventured. They once burned cedar in their ceremonies. Jewish priests were ordered by Moses to use the bark of the Lebanon Cedar in circumcision and treatment of leprosy. Isaiah used the Lebanon Cedar as a metaphor for the pride of the world. According to the Talmud, Jews once burned Lebanese cedar wood on the Mount of Olives to announce the new year. Kings far and near requested the wood for religious and civil constructs, the most famous of which are King Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem and David's and Solomon's Palaces. It was also used by Romans, Greeks, Persians, Assyrians and Babylonians. The Cedars of God (also known as the Cedars of the Lord or Arz el Rab) are among the last survivors of the immense forests of the Cedars of Lebanon that thrived across Mount Lebanon in ancient times. The Lebanon Cedar is mentioned over 70 times in the Bible. 


The Lebanon Cedar has always been the national emblem of Lebanon, and it is seen on the Lebanese Flag.


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Greeting from Santa 2007


This year, and for the first time, RAL members gave a chance to the children of Besancon Baabdat and IC - Beirut to talk to Santa in the North Pole, during a break in his busy gift-‎production schedule.  It was thrilling to the children, asking questions and with “Santa” mentioning details related ‎to the child and stating that he would be coming soon. Santa in his discussion reinforced basic values and reminded the children that they should share their toys ‎and continue to be good.‎

Participants: OD5MM - Irma (Event Coordinator), OD5RW - John (Santa), OD5RI - (Santa), OD5NA - Nabil and OD5TE - Hani.
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