Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by G0OQX, Apr 25, 2019.
I think he's annoyed because the grid indicator is not being displayed.
I have no idea what your proposed solution is. While I'm not a big fan of, for example, KN calls (makes me think I'm working a Novice and wonder why he is out of band)...there are only so many 1x2 and 1x3 calls that can be issued.
It is also possible to get false decodes, although probably not in this case.
Maybe, but as you've been told, these are special event calls, not some kind of conspiracy.
I don't think they're all special event calls although some are. I noticed these extra long call signs start popping up about a year ago. One was a club call somewhere in the EU and I worked a station in Canada with a really odd one.
So you're saying that unnecessarily long callsigns have no effect on a QSO in marginal conditions??
So to restate, long callsigns turn off the maidenhead locator notification in the FT8 software. That is a "real" problem if you want to know the distance of your QSO. This may not be a "real problem" to you, but why sacrifice this information for no reason, because I can see no benefit in having a callsign longer than is necessary.
As I type this, AM470xxx and AM370xx are calling CQ on 18MHz FT8.
I'm a big fan of four digit calls. Congratulations on having one.
I worked II0BIKE yesterday on 20 mtr cw. It took me a while to figure that one out. Special station call.
The AM/70 Spanish celebration is only for the month of April.