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Callsigns entered in the format OE/G3CWI/P or HB9/F5VGL/P are not finding the name of the owner, merely showing “not registered”.

73 de Les, G3VQO


In reply to G3VQO:

Well spotted Les,

The code now strips out stuff preceding the ‘/’ before looking up the name!

73, Jon


In reply to GM4ZFZ:

Just noticed in today’s spots/alerts. The alert by Kostas SV2LLB correctly assigns a name, but the actual spots using the call SV2LLB/1 show “not registered”.

73 de Les, G3VQO


In reply to G3VQO:

Hmm. First time I’ve run into a /1 callsign. I’ll have to accomodate that I guess? Any other suffixes I ought to think about?

Or maybe I should just accept /anything!

And then I see /1/P.

Which is it? Can anyone enlighten me here?

73, Jon


In reply to GM4ZFZ:
Was not sure what Costas was using Jon as he was posted in different ways
but my entry has been accepted in the database. Best to go for / anything I think jon


In reply to G4JZF:
The callsign he actually used on the air was SV2LLB/1/P. I agree with Graham…allow anything after the /. There are too many variable, especially when the USA stations become active.

73 John


In reply to GW4BVE:
There is actually a possible linguistic situation here:
In some countries (languages) the use of callsign/1 is spoken as ‘as portable 1’ and in some cases as ‘callsign stroke 1 portable’. Both variations can be heard from USA stations!
In any case for the purposes of SOTA it would make sense to allow any suffixes and base any ‘mouseover’ information on the home call.