B Prefixes


Steve W3HF
 

de Jungle Telegraph
I don't want to create an international incident, but I have a copy of
'Call Sign Directory' by Hans Schwarz, published in Germany 1996. I
know things can change but the allocation of 'B' prefixes from this
book is as follows: BA to BN Peoples Republic of China (PRC), the
number and suffix can indicate the area in China; BO to BQ Taiwan,
(Special stations): BR to BU, PRC (Special stations e.g. BS7H for
Scarbrough Reef): Now here's the fly in the oil! BW to BX, PRC
Allocated to foreigners: and last but not least, BY to BZ, PRC Club
stations, or 'co-operators' of club stations. Now the fact that people
have worked BW and BX and been told that the station is in Taiwan,
makes me think that the PRC or ITU must have re-allocated this sub
section? Is Hans Schwarz wrong? Or was the station in which country to
avoid...ah! problems?

However the website may be more accurate...but never take anything on
the web as gospel...Hi! 73s
I just checked the "suspect" calls from my list (BX4AAC, BX5AA,
BN0W, BW0N, and BW0TCC) on the HamCall web server.

All but BN0W showed up with Taiwan addresses. BN0W showed up
as being assigned to Taiwan (based on the indicated flag), but
without a direct address (QSL via BV5KI).

Maybe not definitive, but more information.

Steve


Duncan McMahon <zl3jt@...>
 

de Jungle Telegraph
I don't want to create an international incident, but I have a copy of 'Call Sign
Directory' by Hans Schwarz, published in Germany 1996. I know things can change but
the allocation of 'B' prefixes from this book is as follows:
BA to BN Peoples Republic of China (PRC), the number and suffix can indicate the
area in China; BO to BQ Taiwan, (Special stations): BR to BU, PRC (Special stations
e.g. BS7H for Scarbrough Reef): Now here's the fly in the oil! BW to BX, PRC Allocated
to foreigners: and last but not least, BY to BZ, PRC Club stations, or 'co-operators'
of club stations.
Now the fact that people have worked BW and BX and been told that the station is
in Taiwan, makes me think that the PRC or ITU must have re-allocated this sub section?
Is Hans Schwarz wrong? Or was the station in which country to avoid...ah! problems?

However the website may be more accurate...but never take anything on the web as
gospel...Hi! 73s


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Costas Krallis SV1XV <sv1xv@...>
 

At 16:19 17/12/2001 +1200, you wrote:

Now the fact that people have worked BW and BX and been told
that the station is in Taiwan, makes me think that the PRC or
ITU must have re-allocated this sub section?
Well, BW0RS is a scoute group in Taiwan. I have received
their QSL card as well.

73 Costas SV1XV



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