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K for Kernow Callsigns

Post by RadioPixie » 26 Oct 2015, 19:04

Admittedly I haven't been on the radio for a while since changing my van, busy working and starting a new relationship.

Recently installed a 2/70 radio in the van.

Just been reading this article in the West Briton, a local newspaper here in the Peoples Republic of Cornwall (Kernow):

CORNISH RADIO STATIONS GIVEN THE NOD TO USE K AS CALL SIGN

It's 'K' for Kernow next year as radio hams are given permission to broadcast [Pixie says: ha, broadcast do we? Journalists always say that!] new call-signs to celebrate Cornish minority status. Ofcom agreed today that radio amateurs in Cornwall can add the letter 'K' for the whole of 2016...............Keith Matthew, secretary of the Poldu Amateur Radio Club, said a team of members had co-ordinated the proposal through the RSGB. ........................"this can only be good for the standing of Cornwall, both nationally and internationally...." The news has been welcomed by the grand bard of the Gorsedh Kernow......who said "This is fantastic news for the Cornish identity" Ofcom does not have a policy to allow for a permanent addition [prefix that is], so it is just going with 2016 for now.
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Post by LeakyFeeder » 26 Oct 2015, 19:17

So when im down at my folks place i have to sign GK7•••/mp?
Is it mandatory? Its bad enough at my other half's place having to sign GW7...

But if it promotes Cornwall then all the better... :thumbup:

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Post by Admiral » 26 Oct 2015, 19:21

You've already done this one to death RadioPixie.
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Post by RadioPixie » 27 Oct 2015, 18:30

Admiral wrote:You've already done this one to death RadioPixie.
No I haven't. Yes I was involved in one or two threads in the past but that is the nature of a debating forum. Since this was a recent topic in a Cornish newspaper, it may be of interest to others.

I could of course start a "Cybernet vs Uniden" or "iMax2k vs Gainmaster" or "M6 cornflake box licence" thread if you prefer. That would be doing "one to death", lol ;)

You are very welcome to come and live in Cornwall and enjoy using our nice analogue VHF/UHF repeater systems (including ATV) that get used and you don't need higher power and a beam to access them :) http://www.transmission1.eu/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=48664
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Post by Admiral » 27 Oct 2015, 18:36

At least Scotland would have survived as an independent country, not too sure a devolved Kernow would survive on its tin or pasties.
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Post by RadioPixie » 27 Oct 2015, 18:37

LeakyFeeder wrote:So when im down at my folks place i have to sign GK7•••/mp?
Is it mandatory? Its bad enough at my other half's place having to sign GW7...

But if it promotes Cornwall then all the better... :thumbup:
Hi leaky

It's a NoV: http://gb2gm.org/index.php/k-for-kernow

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Post by RadioPixie » 27 Oct 2015, 18:41

Admiral wrote:At least Scotland would have survived as an independent country, not too sure a devolved Kernow would survive on its tin or pasties.
That's Celtic brotherhood for yer :roll:

It would survive on Rodda's Clotted Cream and Surfing ;)

Just this moment been looking through the members lounge and found this: http://www.transmission1.eu/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=48874 Admiral you are a cheeky f*** :lol:
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Post by LeakyFeeder » 27 Oct 2015, 18:57

Much rather be in Kernow than Scotland... devolved, involved or otherwise....

Being called a 'G7 Yorkshire Pudding' is much nicer than 'ye English baaaaaassstad' :lol:

Well im looking forward to my next trip down... GK7•••/m.... Be a first for me :thumbup:

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Post by HFDX » 27 Oct 2015, 21:33

Well im looking forward to my next trip down... GK7•••/m.... Be a first for me :thumbup:

NO you won't .... please follow the thread. 'K' is only available via an NOV, for stations who live in Cornwall and for 1-year only.

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Post by mof000 » 27 Oct 2015, 21:42

RadioPixie wrote:
Admiral wrote:At least Scotland would have survived as an independent country, not too sure a devolved Kernow would survive on its tin or pasties.
That's Celtic brotherhood for yer :roll:

It would survive on Rodda's Clotted Cream and Surfing ;)

Just this moment been looking through the members lounge and found this: http://www.transmission1.eu/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=48874 Admiral you are a cheeky f*** :lol:
I hope you posted your preference On the above thread and reasons for your choice :thumbup:
I'll pay whatever i think it's worth...:-)

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Post by LeakyFeeder » 27 Oct 2015, 23:09

HFDX wrote:Well im looking forward to my next trip down... GK7•••/m.... Be a first for me :thumbup:

NO you won't .... please follow the thread. 'K' is only available via an NOV, for stations who live in Cornwall and for 1-year only.
Sorry but my ifone wont let me access some links including the one above n any posted Youtube links...
So its an individual NoV required? Daresay i could 'migrate' my call to my folks place for a month while im down there... Give Ofcom summat to do eh!

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Post by MrWeetabix » 28 Oct 2015, 11:51

should you not just suffix with /p

...P for Pasty?


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Re: K for Kernow Callsigns

Post by RadioPixie » 28 Oct 2015, 17:43

LeakyFeeder wrote:
HFDX wrote:Well im looking forward to my next trip down... GK7•••/m.... Be a first for me :thumbup:

NO you won't .... please follow the thread. 'K' is only available via an NOV, for stations who live in Cornwall and for 1-year only.
Sorry but my ifone wont let me access some links including the one above n any posted Youtube links...
So its an individual NoV required? Daresay i could 'migrate' my call to my folks place for a month while im down there... Give Ofcom summat to do eh!
NoV is available to apply for this December and onwards. You can use the NoV from Jan 1st to Dec 31st 2016.
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Post by RadioPixie » 28 Oct 2015, 17:44

MrWeetabix wrote:should you not just suffix with /p

...P for Pasty?


I'll get my coat. ;-)
That's a good'un :thumbup: :lol:
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Re: K for Kernow Callsigns

Post by RadioPixie » 28 Oct 2015, 17:46

mof000 wrote:
RadioPixie wrote:
Admiral wrote:At least Scotland would have survived as an independent country, not too sure a devolved Kernow would survive on its tin or pasties.
That's Celtic brotherhood for yer :roll:

It would survive on Rodda's Clotted Cream and Surfing ;)

Just this moment been looking through the members lounge and found this: http://www.transmission1.eu/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=48874 Admiral you are a cheeky f*** :lol:
I hope you posted your preference On the above thread and reasons for your choice :thumbup:
That one has been done to death as Admiral would say. May I will ;)

Edit: I have http://www.transmission1.eu/viewtopic.p ... 31#p432831 ;)
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