ACMA approve 2 x 1 contest callsigns

ACMA have approved the issue of 2 x 1 contest callsigns with VJ, VK and VL prefixes.

These callsigns are available for Advanced class amateurs and club stations, for contest operation only.  There is a limit of one callsign per licencee and one per club. 

The 2 x 1 contest callsign structure was originally developed by a cross sector committee convened by RASA. 

After a suggestion by AMC, ACMA has extended this structure to two new prefixes; VJ and VL. 

This allows 2 x 1 callsigns to be available to many more amateurs.

A link to the new callsign template and FAQ:

https://www.amc.edu.au/industry/amateur-radio/callsigns/new-callsign-template-and-faqs

AMC will advise when 2 x 1 callsigns are ready to be issued.