[RTTY] RTTY Digest, Vol 113, Issue 45

Dave Barr recordupe at verizon.net
Sat May 26 17:29:51 PDT 2012

Jeff, I agree that the USA confuses things just as badly as anyone 
else.  My point is that there was a good system in effect, allowing 
anyone  to instantly know to which DX entity a station belonged.  But 
with the French TO prefixes, and the USA 1x1 call signs, who can tell 
without, as you mentioned, consulting the web or DX bulletins.



Message: 1 Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 20:58:59 -0400 From: Dave Barr 
<recordupe at verizon.net> Subject: [RTTY] French overseas prefixes To: 
rtty at contesting.com Message-ID: <4FC02AD3.3030406 at verizon.net> 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed The new 
calls in the country files reminded me to complain. What is with the 
French that they can't continue prefixes that designate individual 
colonial entities. Just another example of governments dumbing down 
anything they do. Dave, K2YG ------------------------------ Message: 2 
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 06:11:53 +0200 From: Jeff Le Fouler F6AOJ 
<f6aoj at orange.fr> Subject: Re: [RTTY] French overseas prefixes To: 
rtty at contesting.com Message-ID: <4FC05809.9010006 at orange.fr> 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Special pfx 
rule is currently as follow, TM is used for "Metropolitan" entities , F 
and TK, TO is used for " Overseas" entities, in Antlantic and Indian 
Ocean TX is used in Pacific Ocean Is it any rule about 3 cararcters 
calls used by USA, ie K7K or K4M ? in both case usualy WWW provide 
accurate answer in few seconds. Good DX bulletins are reporting such 
informations. Try the best french source LNDX (free) twice a month, or 
weekly 425dx (free) italian in english. Jeff F6AOJ 
http://hamradio.ad1c.us/rtty_toplist/index.php Le 26/05/2012 02:58, Dave 
Barr a ?crit :

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