No GO at G4ILO

From May 5 until June 10 British amateur radio stations that have been granted permission to do so may use the prefix GQ, MQ and 2Q0 in place of their regular G, M or 2×0. For the duration of the 2012 Olympic Games British amateurs may use GO, MO and 2O0 instead of their normal calls.

As a sport-hating republican (and I don’t mean the American political party of the same name) G4ILO will continue to use the callsign that has declared me to be an ENGLISH amateur radio operator for the last 30-odd years. So now you know!

Julian Moss, G4ILO, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cumbria, England. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “No GO at G4ILO”

  • Chris Moore G8YPE:

    Please remember if you want to use the GQ or GO prefixes you have to have a Notice of Variation. The above item infers that you just change the callsign if you want to, this is incorrect. Permission has not be ‘granted’, it must be applied for.

  • Non-UK readers may also wonder what the GQ etc. prefix is about in this post? It’s to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

  • Larry G4GZG:

    I agree with G4ILO, so there will be at least two of us retaining our proper callsigns during 2012’s one off events here in the UK.Perhaps we will end up rarer than the specials …

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