Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ


Individual Callsigns - 2R, GR, MR

To celebrate the marriage of H.R.H Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, on 2011-04-29, UK radio amateurs could apply to use a special temporary callsign during the period 2011-04-29 to 2011-05-09. Dates are British Summer Time (GMT+1). Sucessful applicants were issued with a Notice of Variation (NOV).

Please note: These special temporary calls were intended for personal callsigns only, not for club callsigns. However, some clubs applied for these calls. Some had their application refused, but some had NOVs issued in error. A discussion with Ofcom (not by me) has confirmed this, and club calls using a GR/MR/2R prefix are breaking their licence terms, even if they have an NOV. Thanks to G3YMC for this information.


Callsign format

The format of these SES callsigns was as follows:

  • 2D, 2E, 2G, 2I, 2J, 2M, 2U, 2W prefix callsigns all used 2R prefixes.
  • G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW prefix callsigns all used GR prefixes.
  • M, MD, MI, MJ, MM, MU, MW prefix callsigns all used MR prefixes.

The digit and suffix of all SES callsigns were the same as the licensee's normal callsign.


Callsign mapping

From the above, it is clear that the DXCC entity of a station cannot be determined from the callsign. Club Log maps all these callsigns to England, unless a callsign exception exists for the station.


GB callsigns

In addition to the individual special temporary calls, some GB special event calls were issued.


Purpose

The purpose of this article is to help clarify which special calls are QRV from which DXCC entity.

It is envisaged that this information will be used by those responsible for maintaining logging software country files, and also to enable individual hams to ensure that they log the calls with the correct DXCC entity.

Note to logging software authors: when updating your country files, you need to use 2011-04-28 as the start date, to allow for QSOs in the period 0000-0059 BST on 2011-04-29, which is 2300-2359 GMT on 2011-04-28.

A total of over 2,400 NOVs were issued. It is not practical to list all of these callsigns. The table below, shows all callsigns with the exception of those in England, although I have included a few English callsigns which may be of special interest.


Acknowledgements

Thanks to all contributors to this page, and especially QRZ.COM, KE8G, KD8CMB.


List of SES callsign exceptions (Club Log has callsign exceptions for all these callsigns)

The following is believed to be not quite a final list of exceptions for Royal Wedding SES callsigns.  Please advise 5B4AHJ of errors & omissions. My email address can be found on QRZ.COM Alternatively, please raise a support ticket on the Club Log Help DeskLast update: 2013-08-08.


Call Operator DXCC Notes
2R0BOO 2M0BOO Scotland  
2R0BSE 2M0BSE Scotland  
2R0BXN 2M0BXN Scotland  
2R0BZB 2M0BZB Scotland  
2R0BRR 2W0BRR Wales  
2R0CDY 2W0CDY Wales  
2R0CDZ 2W0CDZ Wales  
2R0CSS 2W0CSS Wales  
2R0CVE 2W0CVE Wales  
2R0DES 2M0DES Scotland  
2R0DRB 2W0DRB Wales  
2R0DXR 2M0DXR Scotland  
2R0FYG 2M0FYG Scotland  
2R0GLI 2M0GLI Scotland  
2R0HJS 2M0HJS Scotland  
2R0IDT 2W0IDT Wales  
2R0IMP 2M0IMP Scotland  
2R0IOB 2M0IOB Scotland  
2R0IOM 2D0IOM Isle of Man  
2R0ISM 2M0ISM Scotland  
2R0IRZ 2I0IRZ Northern Ireland Also QRV as 2R0IRV/P
2R0KYE 2I0KYE Northern Ireland  
2R0MFB 2I0MFB Northern Ireland  
2R0NCM 2M0NCM Scotland  
2R0ODX 2J0ODX Jersey  
2R0OJA 2W0OJA Wales  
2R0OXX 2M0OXX Scotland  
2R0PHP 2W0PHP Wales  
2R0PJP 2W0PJP Wales  
2R0PTX 2I0PTX Northern Ireland  
2R0REX 2W0REX Wales  
2R0RMD 2I0RMD Northern Ireland  
2R0RVH 2I0RVH Northern Ireland  
2R0RWF 2W0RWF Wales  
2R0TCA 2I0TCA Northern Ireland  
2R0TRR 2W0TRR Wales  
2R0VAX 2I0VAX Northern Ireland  
2R0VEP 2I0VEP Northern Ireland  
2R0VIM 2I0VIM Northern Ireland  
2R0WAI 2I0WAI Northern Ireland  
2R0YCG 2M0YCG Scotland  
2R0ZPS 2M0ZPS Scotland  
2R1MIC 2M1MIC Scotland  
2R1SJB 2M1SJB Scotland  
2R0TYG 2W0TYG Wales  
2R0XTP 2W0XTP Wales  
2R0YKK 2W0YKK Wales  
EI/MR0GGE EI3GAB Ireland  
GB4HRH See note England Sands Contest Group
GB4RW M0DOL/M0NNH England  
GR0AMD GD0AMD Isle of Man  
GR0ANA GW0ANA Wales  
GR0AXY GM0AXY Scotland  
GR0BJH GI0BJH Northern Ireland  
GR0BRO GI0BRO Northern Ireland  
GR0CDV GM0CDV Scotland  
GR0DBW GM0DBW Scotland  
GR0DIV GW0DIV Wales  
GR0DSP GW0DSP Wales  
GR0DVU GI0DVU Northern Ireland  
GR0EKM GM0EKM Scotland  
GR0GMN GM0GMN Scotland  
GR0GRD GM0GRD Scotland  
GR0HPK GM0HPK Scotland  
GR0HPL GM0HPL Scotland  
GR0HUO GM0HUO Scotland  
GR0HWA GD0HWA Isle of Man  
GR0HUS GW0HUS Wales  
GR0JEQ GW0JEQ Wales  
GR0MYY GW0MYY Wales  
GR0NPL GW0NPL Wales  
GR0OGN GM0OGN Scotland  
GR0OUD GD0OUD Isle of Man  
GR0PNS GM0PNS Scotland  
GR0PSV GW0PSV Wales  
GR0RQK GI0RQK Northern Ireland  
GR0RYT GW0RYT Wales  
GR0SYN GW0SYN Wales  
GR0SYV GM0SYV Scotland  
GR0TKX GW0TKX Wales  
GR0TTV GM0TTV Scotland  
GR0TUB GM0TUB Scotland  
GR0UVD GI0UVD Northern Ireland  
GR0VKW GW0VKW Wales  
GR0VRP GM0VRP Scotland  
GR0WED GM0WED Scotland  
GR0WGK GW0WGK Wales  
GR0WNR GM0WNR Scotland  
GR1BAN GM1BAN Scotland  
GR1CET GI1CET Northern Ireland  
GR1FJI GW1FJI Wales  
GR1LFX GW1LFX Wales  
GR1LHV GW1LHV Wales  
GR1MCD GW1MCD Wales  
GR1MWK GM1MWK Scotland  
GR1SGG GW1SGG Wales  
GR1TBW GM1TBW Scotland  
GR1WVY GW1WVY Wales  
GR1ZIV GM1ZIV Scotland  
GR3GTR GI3GTR Northern Ireland  
GR3JFG GM3JFG Scotland  
GR3KDR GI3KDR Northern Ireland  
GR3MZX GM3MZX Scotland  
GR3NIG GM3NIG Scotland  
GR3OFT GM3OFT Scotland  
GR3PPE GM3PPE Scotland  
GR3PYU GM3PYU Scotland  
GR3SB GW3SB Wales  
GR3SFC GW3SFC Wales  
GR3SG GI3SG Northern Ireland  
GR3TKH GW3TKH Wales  
GR3VTB GM3VTB Scotland  
GR3WEM GI3WEM Northern Ireland  
GR3WFJ GM3WFJ Scotland  
GR3UOF GW3UOF Wales  
GR3XJQ GW3XJQ Wales  
GR3YXJ GM3YXJ Scotland  
GR3ZDH GM3ZDH Scotland  
GR4AAM GI4AAM Northern Ireland  
GR4AZM KD4QFT USA This station reportedly has approval from Ofcom and FCC
to use GR4AZM from USA (FL), providing he clarifies his QTH 
by giving his ZIP code! Info from GW4BLE.
GR4BDJ GM4BDJ Scotland  
GR4BKG GW4BKG Wales  
GR4BLE GW4BLE Wales  
GR4BLO GM4BLO Scotland  
GR4CAU GM4CAU Scotland  
GR4CFS GM4CFS Scotland  
GR4CMI GM4CMI Scotland  
GR4CQZ GW4CQZ Wales  
GR4CXM GM4CXM Scotland  
GR4DHW GI4DHW Northern Ireland  
GR4DOH GI4DOH Northern Ireland  
GR4DLG GM4DLG Scotland  
GR4EMX GM4EMX Scotland  
GR4EOU GM4EOU Scotland  
GR4FQE GM4FQE Scotland  
GR4FUE GI4FUE Northern Ireland  
GR4FUM GI4FUM Northern Ireland  
GR4GID GI4GID Northern Ireland  
GR4GIF GM4GIF Scotland  
GR4GNY GW4GNY Wales  
GR4GOS GI4GOS Northern Ireland  
GR4GTI GW4GTI Wales  
GR4GUH GI4GUH Northern Ireland  
GR4JOJ GM4JOJ Scotland  
GR4JUN GW4JUN Wales  
GR4JUW GW4JUW Wales  
GR4KQU GI4KQU Northern Ireland  
GR4NKB GI4NKB Northern Ireland  
GR4NSZ GM4NSZ Scotland  
GR4OGO GW4OGO Wales  
GR4PRB EI7CC Scotland QTH: Glasgow
GR4SQM GM4SQM Scotland  
GR4SUE GW4SUE Wales  
GR4VSS/P G4VSS Wales  
GR4VTB GM4VTB Scotland  
GR4XAW GM4XAW Scotland  
GR4XMD GM4XMD Scotland  
GR4XQJ GM4XQJ Scotland  
GR4XXJ GW4XXJ Wales  
GR4YMM GM4YMM Scotland  
GR4ZOM GW4ZOM Wales  
GR5PH GW5PH Wales  
GR6AFB GD6AFB Isle of Man  
GR6JEP GM6JEP Scotland  
GR6JNJ GM6JNJ Scotland  
GR6JPO GI6JPO Northern Ireland  
GR6NKG GW6NKG Wales  
GR6SIX GW6SIX Wales  
GR6STK GW6STK Wales  
GR6TMM GJ6TMM Jersey  
GR6UKO GW6UKO Wales  
GR6ZDH GW6ZDH Wales  
GR7AAJ GM7AAJ Scotland  
GR7AAV GW7AAV Wales  
GR7AXB GI7AXB Northern Ireland  
GR7GAX GM7GAX Scotland  
GR7GDE GM7GDE Scotland  
GR7GMC GM7GMC Scotland  
GR7GPL G7GPL  
GR7HHB GM7HHB Scotland  
GR7HOC GW7HOC Wales  
GR7HUD GM7HUD Scotland  
GR7IBY G7IBY  
GR7KMC GI7KMC Northern Ireland  
GR7LNO GM7LNO Scotland  
GR7NAU GW7NAU Wales  
GR7NZI GM7NZI Scotland  
GR7TKZ GW7TKZ Wales  
GR7TUD GM7TUD Scotland  
GR7UNV GW7UNV Wales  
GR7VQD GW7VQD Wales  
GR7VSB GM7VSB Scotland  
GR8BQK GW8BQK Wales  
GR8CBQ GM8CBQ Scotland  
GR8IQC GW8IQC Wales  
GR8KJO GM8KJO Scotland  
GR8KPH GM8KPH Scotland  
GR8MHU GM8MHU Scotland  
GR8OGI GW8OGI Wales  
GR8RKC GI8RKC Northern Ireland  
GR8RQI GI8RQI Northern Ireland  
GR8SVB GM8SVB Scotland  
GR8TRO GW8TRO Wales  
GR8YYM GI8YYM Northern Ireland  
MR0AQZ MW0AQZ Wales  
MR0ASP MJ0ASP Jersey  
MR0BJM MD0BJM England Although MD0BJM is QRV from IOM,
MR0BJM was QRV from Bolton, England.
MR0BQN MM0BQN Scotland  
MR0BXJ MW0BXJ Wales  
MR0CCE MD0CCE Isle of Man  
MR0CVT MW0CVT Wales  
MR0CWB MM0CWB Scotland  
MR0CXA MM0CXA Scotland  
MR0DHQ MM0DHQ Scotland  
MR0DWF MM0DWF Scotland  
MR0DXD MM0DXD Scotland  
MR0DXH MM0DXH Scotland  
MR0EPC See rota Scotland & England European PSK Club. NOV issued.
MR0EQE MM0EQE Scotland  
MR0FAL MU0FAL Guernsey  
MR0FME MM0FME Scotland  
MR0FMF MM0FMF Scotland  
MR0GGB MI0GGB Northern Ireland  
MR0GCF MM0GCF Scotland  
MR0GGG MM0GGG Scotland  
MR0GOR MM0GOR Scotland  
MR0GUK MW0GUK Wales  
MR0GXE MW0GXE Wales  
MR0HAI MM0HAI Scotland  
MR0IDX MW0IDX Wales  
MR0JFC MI0JFC Northern Ireland  
MR0JGE MW0JGE Wales  
MR0KQU MI0KQU Northern Ireland  
MR0LAO MW0LAO Wales  
MR0LDJ MW0LDJ Wales  
MR0LPO MI0LPO Northern Ireland  
MR0MAU MW0MAU Wales  
MR0MOD MI0MOD Northern Ireland  
MR0MSR MI0MSR Northern Ireland  
MR0OIL MM0OIL Scotland  
MR0OVL/M M0OVL England Maybe QRV outside England.
MR0MVP MI0MVP Northern Ireland  
MR0RUC MI0RUC Northern Ireland  
MR0POD MM0POD Scotland  
MR0RDM MM0RDM Scotland  
MR0RLD MW0RLD Wales  
MR0RZD MJ0RZD Jersey  
MR0SAI MI0SAI Northern Ireland  
MR0SGQ MM0SGQ Scotland  
MR0SJT MM0SJT Scotland  
MR0SMK MI0SMK Northern Ireland  
MR0TAI MM0TAI Scotland  
MR0TFK MI0TFK Northern Ireland  
MR0TMW MI0TMW Northern Ireland  
MR0TSG MM0TSG Scotland  
MR0TSS MM0TSS Scotland  
MR0TTR MW0TTR Wales  
MR0TTU MW0TTU Wales  
MR0VAX MI0VAX  Northern Ireland   
MR0VTV MM0VTV Scotland  
MR0WEI MM0WEI Scotland  
MR0XAF MM0XAF Scotland  
MR0XXP MM0XXP Scotland  
MR0XXW MM0XXW Scotland  
MR0YAD MC0YAD Wales Cwmbran and District ARS - NOV issued
MR0ZAP MW0ZAP Wales  
MR1AWV MM1AWV Scotland  
MR1CCU MI1CCU Northern Ireland  
MR1EAA MW1EAA Wales  
MR1HMV MM1HMV Scotland  
MR1JWF MM1JWF Scotland  
MR1LCR MW1LCR Wales  
MR1MAJ/P M1MAJ Wales  
MR1MDH MW1MDH Wales  
MR1VTB MM1VTB Scotland  
MR3AVB MW3AVB Wales  
MR3AVC MW3AVC Wales  
MR3BRR MM3BRR Scotland  
MR3LJB MD3LJB Isle of Man  
MR3MLD MD3MLD Isle of Man  
MR3NYR MW3NYR Wales  
MR3OBL MW3OBL Wales  
MR3PTS MM3PTS Scotland  
MR3RLA MI3RLA Northern Ireland  
MR3SET/P M3SET Wales English home call, but MR3SET/P was QRV from Twyn, Wales.
MR3TFF MI3TFF Northern Ireland  
MR3UFN MW3UFN Wales  
MR3UIX MM3UIX Scotland  
MR3UVL MM3UVL Scotland  
MR3WHM MI3WHM Northern Ireland  
MR3WJZ MM3WJZ Scotland  
MR3XGP MM3XGP Scotland  
MR3XZP MW3XZP Wales  
MR3YHA MM3YHA Scotland  
MR3YKL MW3YKL Wales  
MR3YLO MW3YLO Wales  
MR3YPH MM3YPH Scotland  
MR3YVO MW3YVO Wales  
MR3ZCB/P M3ZCB Wales  
MR3ZCS MM3ZCS Scotland  
MR5AMO MI5AMO Northern Ireland  
MR5HOC MW5HOC Wales  
MR5PSL MM5PSL Scotland Shetland Isles, IOTA EU-012.
MR6ADZ MW6ADZ Wales  
MR6AHB MM6AHB Scotland  
MR6ARN MM6ARN Scotland  
MR6ATU MM6ATU Scotland  
MR3CBF MW3CBF Wales  
MR6CCU MI6CCU Northern Ireland  
MR6CHM MM6CHM Scotland  
MR6CTH MM6CTH Scotland  
MR6CTL MM6CTL Scotland  
MR6CWC MI6CWC Northern Ireland  
MR6GDN MI6GDN Northern Ireland  
MR6KDA MW6KDA Wales  
MR6MCV MM6MCV Scotland  
MR6MME MI6MME Northern Ireland  
MR6MRJ MI6MRJ Northern Ireland  
MR6OKS MI6OKS Northern Ireland  
MR6OLA MI6OLA Northern Ireland  
MR6PUX MI6PUX Northern Ireland  
MR6RLL MM6RLL Scotland  
MR6TMS MM6TMS Scotland  
MR6VHF MW6VHF Wales  
MR6WAG MI6WAG Northern Ireland  
MR6YDP MW6YDP Wales