[CQ-Contest] Longest Callsign Possible?
s56a at bit.si
Mon Sep 19 09:19:46 EDT 2005
Very long callsign like HB80IARUREGIONONE have a lot of redundancy.
Thanks to our prior knowledge, we should recieve just parts of it and fill
However, my historical example from 1978 using 4O79WARC ofter turned into
standard 3 letters WAR suffix :-)
More recent S5046A was received as S50VBA even by respected contesters like
ON4UN and G3TXF!
73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU
----- Original Message -----
From: "Zack Widup" <w9sz at prairienet.org>
To: "john devoldere, ON4UN" <john.devoldere at telenet.be>
Cc: "'Mario'" <s56a at bit.si>; <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: 19. september 2005 15:09
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Longest Callsign Possible?
> On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, john devoldere, ON4UN wrote:
>> With all due respect, I do not think this is 100% correct.
>> In WRC 2003 it was decided by the ITU that the suffix can now be ANY
>> and that the last digit in the suffix MUST ne a letter (cannot be a
>> So a call like HB80IRAUREHION1 is NOK but HB80IARUREGIONONE is OK....
>> Who wants to use that anyhow...
>> John, ON4UN
> Heehee - under week signal conditions that would be verrry interesting!
> I had enough trouble just getting "EN61gq" across on CW in the 10 GHz
> contest yesterday. :-]
> 73, Zack W9SZ
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