Australia introduces amateur callsigns for life

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK3YE, Jul 29, 2020.

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  1. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Works perfectly fine with long suffixes.

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  2. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great to hear. Enjoy!
  3. VK7MC

    VK7MC Ham Member QRZ Page

    What a joke Foundation license limited to 10w on some bands! Never thought those linear amps or 200w rigs would go that low!
    And shifting to another call area and not changing pre-fix immediately will make all DX awards unreliable!
    Personally I am glad only 2 letter calls will be issued to Advanced licenses some amateurs might actually be motivated to upgrade!
    RZ1O, K8PG and VK2WP like this.
  4. N7JI

    N7JI Ham Member QRZ Page

    10 watts is plenty for working the world, and people should have incentive to upgrade. A taste of DX provides just that.
    VE3GCX, F8WBD, AC0GT and 1 other person like this.
  5. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Licenses in vk are 15% foundation, 15% standard, 70% advanced. Its been like that for ages. People are upgrading all the time.
  6. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have not used more than 30w in the last 2 years. 10w is plenty of power.
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  7. N2HUN

    N2HUN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I like that idea.
  8. W5CMP

    W5CMP Ham Member QRZ Page

  9. K2NCC

    K2NCC Ham Member QRZ Page

  10. K2NCC

    K2NCC Ham Member QRZ Page

    You see what works fine. When it's not, you'll likely not notice on your end. Not all call-signs work with JT/FT modes. I use slanted calls often and had to play with them to get them all to send properly. It's a limitation of the mode more than it is the software.

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