New callsigns

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by G0OQX, Apr 25, 2019.

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  1. KP4SX

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    I think he's annoyed because the grid indicator is not being displayed.
     
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  2. W4NNF

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    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.
     
  3. W4NNF

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    It is also possible to get false decodes, although probably not in this case.
     
  4. W4NNF

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    Maybe, but as you've been told, these are special event calls, not some kind of conspiracy. :p
     
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  5. WD8T

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    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.
     
  6. G0OQX

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
  7. KN1M

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    Hmmmph!
     
  8. G0OQX

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    I'm a big fan of four digit calls. Congratulations on having one.
     
  9. AF5WS

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    I worked II0BIKE yesterday on 20 mtr cw. It took me a while to figure that one out. Special station call.
     
  10. KP4SX

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    The AM/70 Spanish celebration is only for the month of April.
     

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