Holy QSO, Batman!

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve worked two special event DX stations, both having a religious theme:

  • PR150PLMPR150PLM is a special event station celebrating the 150th anniversary of the  birthday (January 21, 1861) of  Brazilian’s scientist, inventor and radio pioneer, Priest Landell de Moura. The station is active only until January 31, so if you want to work it you’ll have to hurry. I worked it on 40m CW, but their QRZ.Com page says that they are active on 10, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40 and 80m  SSB,  CW and digital modes. QSL via PR7AYE (pray, get it?), direct or via the bureau.
  • LZ11PGPLZ11PGP is a special callsign created to honor the Bulgarian Saints Gavriil Lesnovski and Prohor Pshinski. Furthermore, the QRZ.Com page goes on to say that contacting LZ11PGP counts toward the  “All Bulgarian Saints” award and 10 points towards “St. Teodosii Tyrnovski” award. To qualify for the award, European stations must contact 10 of the 14 stations using special callsigns commemorating Bulgarian Orthodox Saints. Stations outside Europe need only make five contacts. For a complete list of special callsigns, see the LZ11PGP QRZ.Com page.


  1. Hi Dan,

    Congratulations for contact PR150PLM.

    Priest Landell was the true radio inventor, 4 years before Marconi begin to transmit dih and dash, He transmitted the human voice in Brazil, sadly he didn’t get the funds required to patent it before Marconi.

    It was funny you say PR7AYE looks like PRAY hi hi.

    Best 73

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