The Radio Society of Great Britain and Ofcom have reached agreement on the optional use of special callsigns for two significant events during 2012.
For the Queenâ€™s Diamond Jubilee, all UK amateur stations will have the option of applying for a variation to their licence if they wish, to use a special prefix for a five week period. This will add or substitute the letter â€œQâ€ in the place of the Regional identifier in the callsign.
For the period of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, a similar facility will exist for a seven week period, using the letter â€œOâ€.
- Special prefix to celebrate the Queenâ€™s Diamond Jubilee: Period: 00.00 BST 5th May 2012 to 23.59 BST 10th June 2012
- Special prefix to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games: Period: 00.00 BST 21st July 2012 to 23.59 BST 9th September 2012