We have to make a couple of changes to the way that repeater/gateways are identified in our database. Please read this article to make sure that you are currently using the correct protocol.
Due to the way that the indexing on our database works, we needed to switch around the country denominator and numerical code. So, for example my link:-
001UK-L becomes UK001-L
We'd be grateful if you would do that as and when you get a chance. All new gateway identities will be issued using this format.
This is of course, nothing to do with the callsign that you as an individual use on air, which is entirely up to you.
We are currently running a callsign poll simply for the purpose of asking you if you would like some form of a standard. The poll will be extended for another week or so. A lot of people have an opinion on this. If the majority don't share yours, we're sorry, but we will follow the majority in a true democratic manner. It is not compulsory! You can call yourself "Smokey Bacon" for all we care!
We have also re-named the "Repeaters" with their true accurate name of "Link". Anyone creating a 446 radio link should use the term "446 Link" and the UHF Aus. CB guys can use "UHF Link". This is a lot more descriptive. Hopefully enough people know what's going on now to understand what a radio link is!
Any comments or other preferences please post in the forum.
Dean & TJ