[CQ-Contest] Longest Callsign Possible?

Mario 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 
the gaps.

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 
>> length,
>> and that the last digit in the suffix MUST ne a letter (cannot be a 
>> figure).
>> So a call like HB80IRAUREHION1 is NOK but HB80IARUREGIONONE  is OK....
>> Who wants to use that anyhow...
>> 73
>> 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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