It’s about the regulator actually thinking about the issue and coming up with an idea that works.
We’ve had GA/MA as a prefix on 2 occasions now in Scotland to celebrate something. It was popular and hardly needed much input from the regulator i.e. it didn’t cost much to implement. The initial permanent K for Cornwall being announced came when other changes were being discussed and didn’t make sense. Having been informed by someone on the inside of some of the background to why that happened and how daft it made the regulator look, this new policy is eminently sensible. It allows Cornish amateurs to have a bit of fun for a fixed period before things go back to normal.
I’m sure the regulator has braced themselves for every Tom, Dick and Harry in the country to come up with reasons why they should have a special prefix and if those requesting have a sensible plan that ties in with something local, you may see more of this. If it doesn’t cost anything much and people enjoy it then there really is nothing to discuss.
As it is Karl, you’ll get bored of saying MK3FEH fairly quickly, I know I used a MA prefix for a while the 1st time but I think I only used it once the second time because reprogramming the CW keyer was too big a pain in the bum. As soon as you see nobody being able to log your call correct or you having to give your prefix many times for each QSO will soon become tiring as it did for me.