Callsigns for 2012 HRM Diamond Jubilee and Olympics

Radio Society of Great Britain and Ofcom…

agreement has been reached on the optional use of special callsigns for two significant events during 2012.

For the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, all UK amateur stations (and club callsigns) will have the option of applying for a variation to their licence, to use a special prefix for a five week period.

This will add or substitute the letter “Q” in the place of the Regional identifier in the callsign.

For the period of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, a similar facility will exist for a seven week period, using the letter “O”.

Furthermore, calls in the series GB2012aaa will be available for Special Event Stations relating to the Olympics and licences will be issued for four “flagship” stations using the prefix 2O12a where “O” is the letter O, and a is a single letter relating to the location of the station.

Further details of these arrangements and administrative details will be issued by Ofcom and the RSGB within due time.

In more detail:

Special prefix to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee:

Period: 00.00 BST 5th May 2012 to 23.59 BST 10th June 2012

Authorisation: To conform to the requirements of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006, each licensee must obtain a Notice of Variation.

Callsign: the letter Q will be added to calls, or replace the regional identifier. For example (where “aaa” represents the final alpha block of the callsign):

  • M6aaa becomes MQ6aaa
  • G3aaa becomes GQ3aaa
  • GM3aaa becomes GQ3aaa
  • 2E0aaa becomes 2Q0aaa
  • 2M0aaa becomes 2Q0aaa
  • GX3aaa becomes GQ3aaa

 

Special prefix to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games:

Period: 00.00 BST 21st July 2012 to 23.59 BST 9th September 2012

Authorisation:  To conform to the requirements of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006, each licensee must obtain a Notice of Variation.

Callsign: the letter O will be added to calls, or replace the regional identifier. For example (where “aaa” represents the final alpha block of the callsign):

  • M6aaa becomes MO6aaa
  • G3aaa becomes GO3aaa
  • GM3aaa becomes GO3aaa
  • 2E0aaa becomes 2O0aaa (Two Oscar zero aaa)
  • 2M0aaa becomes 2O0aaa (Two Oscar zero aaa)
  • GX3aaa becomes GO3aaa

 

Both applications are  to be processed on-line, and will be available from 1st March 2012.

More information and original story can be found here http://www.rsgb.org/news/articlelinks.php?id=0263

 

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