Contest call signs

The new 2×1 contest callsigns are now reality and already had their first run in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.  The Regulator’s outsourcing partner, the Australian Maritime College commenced the release of these sought after callsigns on 13 October 2021.   

Of particular note are two new prefixes, VJ and VL which will add to multipliers and no doubt be of great interest to contesters.  These new callsigns are the result of many years of lobbying by the Australian radio amateurs, with assistance of VKCC, RASA and WIA.