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Italian Amateur Radio Association (ARI) logoThe Biathlon World Championships 2020 are scheduled to take place in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy, from February 12 until 23.

The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani has organized a special event for the Championships using the special call sign II3BIA and it will be on the air from February 1 to February 29.

Special call sign: II3BIA

Activity: from 00:01 UTC of 01.02.2020 to 23:59 UTC of 29.02.2020

Modes: CW, SSB and DIGI

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 2m, 70cm, 23 cm satellite ES’HAIL 2 QO-100

QSL request: via Bureau or direct to ARI Sektion Bruneck, Montal 25, 39030 Bruneck/St. Lorenzen

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Screen capture of 2020 Biathlon World Championship website
Screen capture of 2020 Biathlon World Championship website

Additional information:

According to Wikipedia:

“The first Biathlon World Championships (BWCH) was held in 1958, with individual and team contests for men. The number of events has grown significantly over the years.

Beginning in 1984, women biathletes had their own World Championships, and finally, from 1989, both genders have been participating in joint BWCHs.

In 1978 the development was enhanced by the change from the large army rifle calibre to a small bore rifle, while the range to the target was reduced from 150 to 50 metres.”

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