The long awaited ‘Q’ Callsigns made their debut on the bands today.
‘MQ0OXO’ fired up at 0535 local on 17M RTTY. The first station in the Log was Gen JA3WLN from Osaka, Japan. This was followed by a small pile of JA and BY stations, with 28 JA logged after an hour or so. DX was sporadic with the propagation but between 17 and 15m (SSB & RTTY) 300 q’s logged before I closed down when the ARI contest started.
UK Stations have been granted the facility to mark 60 years of The Queen’s reign (the Diamond Jubilee) by adding the letter ‘Q’ to their Callsigns for a 5 week period. MQ0OXO will be active all modes between 05th May and 10th June 2012. More info;