Owner, Station & Operator Call sign?

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Owner, Station & Operator Call sign?

Post by G4POP » 10 Jul 2013, 12:30

A user asked why we have all of these different fields in the 'Station Info' screen of the options and fields in the database.

The ADIF system provides support for multiple callsign's which define the exact details of the station, operator and owner:

STATION CALLSIGN, this is the CALLSIGN USED OVER THE AIR.
e.g. A special event callsign being used to mark a special occasion - G100RSGB

OPERATOR CALLSIGN this is the CALLSIGN OF THE PERSON OPERATING THE STATION.
e.g. The station Callsign is G100RSGB but the OM at the microphone is IW3HMH

OWNER CALLSIGN is the CALLSIGN OF THE OWNER OF THE STATION
e.g. The callsign of the person that actually owns the radio equipment and building at which the equipment (Station) is located - Perhaps G4POP in the UK. (This is rarely used and it's not exposed in the edit screens as a dedicated field)

A possible scenario using the above field names and example callsign's.

STATION CALLSIGN: G100RSGB (Special event station celebrating 100 years of the Radio Society of Great Britain)
OPERATOR CALLSIGN: IW3HMH (The callsign of the operator that is using the station callsign being transmitted)
OWNER CALLSIGN: G4POP (Transmitting from the radio shack of G4POP which is located in the UK)
73 Terry G4POP

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