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Queens Diamond Jubilee Special Calls

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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During the period 5th May 2012 through to 10th June 2012 radio amateurs in the UK are allowed to use a special prefix to mark the accession of her majesty the Queen to the throne, and becoming the head of the commonwealth. There is a special NoV (Notice of Variation) that has to be applied for through the RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) and Ofcom.

When the application has been processed the prefix will change to include the letter 'Q', as shown below;Queen_Silver_Jubilee


G0/1/3/4XXX will become GQ0XXX
2E/M/W0XXX will become 2Q0XXX
M3XXX or M6XXX will become MQ6XXX
M0XXX will become MQ0XXX


Where club calls are concerned, for example MC0SHL, these will become MQ0SHL - again replacing the clubs country designator with the 'Q'.

Quite a number of UK stations have taken this up and are now on the air. Most are having special QSL cards printed to celebrate this occasion.

   
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