[WRTC2018] WRTC callsign pattern needed to prepare RBN/Skimmers

Yuri ve3dz at rigexpert.net
Tue Jul 3 23:05:14 CEST 2018

It’s fun to follow on all these “equal playing field” and call signs secrecy talks…

What I know is that operators of two teams would be very easier to “ID” anyway… 

I let you guess what teams… :)

Hint: wait until those teams appear on Phone.


Yuri VE3DZ




From: WRTC2018 <wrtc2018-bounces at lists.wrtc2018.de <mailto:wrtc2018-bounces at lists.wrtc2018.de> > On Behalf Of Terry Zivney via WRTC2018
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2018 7:39 AM
To: Bob Wilson, N6TV via WRTC2018 <wrtc2018 at lists.wrtc2018.de <mailto:wrtc2018 at lists.wrtc2018.de> >
Cc: Terry Zivney <n4tz at arrl.net <mailto:n4tz at arrl.net> >
Subject: Re: [WRTC2018] WRTC callsign pattern needed to prepare RBN/Skimmers


Not only the skimmers, but it would have been nice

to have the callsigns in the SuperCheck Partial files

that the rest of the world will use on SSB. 


If some callsigns are in SCP and some aren't that is

a very uneven playing field!


Terry N4TZ


On ‎Saturday‎, ‎June‎ ‎30‎, ‎2018‎ ‎07‎:‎16‎:‎38‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EDT, Bob Wilson, N6TV via WRTC2018 <wrtc2018 at lists.wrtc2018.de <mailto:wrtc2018 at lists.wrtc2018.de> > wrote: 



Is there any news on WRTC competitor callsigns?  Or are you are still waiting to hear from the Bundesnetzagentur?  Any estimates when that may happen?


Just the WRTC callsign "pattern" will be helpful, even if not finalized.  We don't need the complete list of callsigns to set up CW Skimmer Server, just a few examples of what the callsigns might look like.


If you decide to keep them completely secret until the contest starts, to discourage "pirates," that's OK, but it would help us (Skimmer Ops) to know that.




Bob, N6TV


On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 12:10 AM, Christian Janssen DL1MGB <dl1mgb at wrtc2018.de <mailto:dl1mgb at wrtc2018.de> > wrote:

Hi Bob,

we still don't have the licenses in hand, the application process is still ongoing. So unfortunately we can't publish anything at this time.

As soon as we have a guarantee for the callsigns we can also publish them. Latest during the official opening ceremony on July 12.

73s Chris DL1MGB

Bob Wilson, N6TV schrieb am 06.06.2018 00:00:

> In order to make sure that all WRTC teams are spotted early and often by the Reverse Beacon Network (RBN), it would be helpful to know, as soon as possible, what all of the competitor callsigns will look like.  We don't need to know all of the exact callsigns (though that will be helpful too, for Skimmer's Watch.lst file), but at least knowing the prefix and pattern will help, e.g.
> DL##@@
> Where # represents a number and @ a letter.  Is that what they will all look like?
> Each individual skimmer owner will have to update local files well before the contest, so the sooner this information can be released, the better.
> 73,
> Bob, N6TV

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