[CQ-Contest] long callsigns

Jimk8mr@aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Sat Sep 17 08:49:51 EDT 2005

Somebody somewhere can make a callsign as long as they like, like HA800IARU  
or TG0FRACAP.  There's no limit.
With stock calls I'd think the limit would be a 2x3 portable in a 2x1  prefix 
county, like VP2V/WB2ABC.  Then add /P, /AE, etc. to taste.
Maybe some day we'll have calls that just duplicate our favorite encryption  
key, like K8<insert your 128 character PGP key>. In digital contests,  that 
could be quite an encouragement to get the call right.  Forget about 3  qso 
penalties - if you can't copy the callsign/encryption key correctly,  you can't 
exchange the information!  
73  -  Jim   K8MR

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