Sorry I have been a bit tardy with my work on the CTRI 20th Anniversary Special Event but with the recent holiday and a death in the family the week before Thansgiving I have been away from the hobby.
The Special Event would center around the 2013 NEQP held on May 4th and 5th, but we have a 15 day window of operation so I would suggest we get the 1 x 1 callsigns for the period of May 1 thru May 15.
At W1XX’s we discussed the Special Event but we did not discuss what prefix block ie: K, N or W we would like to use for our 1 x 1 S/E callsigns.
It’s my opinion that a single prefix block would make it more uniform for the stations looking for us but whatever the group would like to do is fine with me.
I prefer the “K” prefix as I find KILO is the one that cuts thru the QRM the best…or it could just be my ears !
We can apply for any prefix block or suffix with exception of an “X” suffix (sorry John).
As I stated during the meeting the special event coordinators will not allow me to apply for all the 1 x 1 callsigns as they did in the past.
It would be nice to get a showing of hands of the members that are interested. Just drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org in the next couple of days and then I will post the website to go to to request your callsign.
I did a random check of a few callsigns K1A, N1A etc for the period we want and no one as of today has requested any callsigns so we are free to choose.
More to come.