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New prefixes for S. Sandwich & S. Georgia
W5GA
#1 Posted : Saturday, April 29, 2023 6:15:06 PM(UTC)
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Under a new licensing law - VP0S"X" or VP0S"XX" Callsigns are now being
released for operations on the South Sandwich Island group - the
S indicating South Sandwich and "X" from A-Z, though its likely that
any SGSSI amateur license maybe valid for both South Georgia and South
Sandwich regions - this should be resolved in license updates soon

Flo, GM4DMA, reports the following on QRZ.com:

My callsign was issued on 27th April 2023,

For more information on the governance for this region
via https://www.gov.gs/

I also am licenced as VP0 GB (South Georgia), VP8SB (Falkland Islands),
and currently VP8SB for Antarctic operations but this too will be
converted to VP0 format in the future. I also assist with the management
of the VP8ADE 28MHz beacon on Adelaide island, Antarctica installed and
operational since 1979 or so.

Very 73 Laurence "Flo" Howell KL7 L, GM4DMA
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WN4AZY on 4/30/2023(UTC)
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WN4AZY
#2 Posted : Sunday, April 30, 2023 2:43:00 PM(UTC)
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Thanks.

This one is easy. Just add VP0S to the existing prefixes (VP8S,VP8-S,4K1ZI) for South Sandwich in the Prefix Table. VP0S is currently not used, so no date ranges to worry about.

I added it to the master copy.

Tnx & 73,

Dennis WN4AZY
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