Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ


To celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in 1977, UK radio amateurs could use a special temporary callsign during the period 00:00 1977-06-04 to 23:59 1977-06-12. Dates are British Summer Time (GMT+1).


The normal prefix of an individual callsign was replaced by GE. The digit and suffix of the callsign was the same as the licensee's normal callsign. Thus it is clear that the DXCC entity of a station cannot be determined from the callsign. Club Log maps all GE callsigns to England, unless a callsign exception exists for the station. The GE prefix was not permitted to be used by reciprocal licence holders (ie there were no GE5 callsigns).


DXNS #764 reports that GE3WIR, operated by the Burnham Beeches Radio Club, was QRV from Windsor Castle, by kind permission of HRH Prince Philip.


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

The following is the known list of exceptions for Silver Jubilee SES callsigns.


 Please help! There were almost certainly more exceptions than those in the following table. Please advise Alan 5B4AHJ, via the email address on QRZ.COM, of additional exceptions, ie GE callsigns operating from outside England.


Call Operator DXCC Notes
GE2BUD GM2BUD Scotland  
GE3BQA GM3BQA Scotland  
GE3GTR GI3GTR Northern Ireland  
GE3HMU GM3HMU Scotland  
GE3JEX GI3JEX Northern Ireland  
GE3LYI GM3LYI Scotland  
GE3MOP GW3MOP Wales  
GE3SLA GW3SLA Wales  
GE3YIZ GU3YIZ Guernsey  
GE3YND GM3YND Scotland  
GE4ANK GW4ANK Wales  
GE4BKV GM4BKV Scotland  
GE4BLE GW4BLE Wales  
GE4CHX GM4CHX Scotland  
GE4DGC GM4DGC Scotland  
GE4EJX GM4EJX Scotland  
GE4ESL GW4ESL Wales  
GE4FCG GW4FCG Wales  
GE4FCG/P GW4FCG Wales  
GE4FTM GM4FTM Scotland  
GE6AQ GW6AQ Wales