V1 not able to send long callsigns (e.g. XXnSTAYHOME) for QRZ.com lookup

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Re: V1 not able to send long callsigns (e.g. XXnSTAYHOME) for QRZ.com lookup

Post by yo3ipr » 13 Apr 2020, 21:38

and as if by magic...

read here https://www.qrz.com/db/wx3b

Announcement: I will be using the special call sign WX3B/STAYHOME during the month of April!! The original idea for this originated when I heard 9K9STAYHOME on the radio, and watched some European stations adopt similar special call signs. The ARRL recently reminded everyone of this opportunity here:

http://www.arrl.org/news/use-of-special ... 9-pandemic

I see that the V1 cluster window can't handle that either, it drops the last letter ! so now we need to manage 13 characters for this callsign, and since some US calls have 6 characters we may need to manage up to 15 characters e.g. WA1XYZ/STAYHOME !!

What next I wonder?

I hope there will be a maintenance for for V1 to solve this as well as an update to V2. I realized too late I posted this in the V2 section of the forum. Feel free to move it.

Thanks
Tony YO3IPR

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Re: V1 not able to send long callsigns (e.g. XXnSTAYHOME) for QRZ.com lookup

Post by KI5IO » 13 Apr 2020, 23:48

yo3ipr wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 21:38
and as if by magic...

read here https://www.qrz.com/db/wx3b

Announcement: I will be using the special call sign WX3B/STAYHOME during the month of April!! The original idea for this originated when I heard 9K9STAYHOME on the radio, and watched some European stations adopt similar special call signs. The ARRL recently reminded everyone of this opportunity here:

http://www.arrl.org/news/use-of-special ... 9-pandemic

I see that the V1 cluster window can't handle that either, it drops the last letter ! so now we need to manage 13 characters for this callsign, and since some US calls have 6 characters we may need to manage up to 15 characters e.g. WA1XYZ/STAYHOME !!

What next I wonder?

I hope there will be a maintenance for for V1 to solve this as well as an update to V2. I realized too late I posted this in the V2 section of the forum. Feel free to move it.

Thanks
Tony YO3IPR
Tony,

Not to worry. The character count impacts both V1 and V2. Danielle has it on the list for an update.

The US calls with up to 6-characters for the main call sign and then certainly grow the count.
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Re: V1 not able to send long callsigns (e.g. XXnSTAYHOME) for QRZ.com lookup

Post by IW3HMH » 14 Apr 2020, 13:03

I will use, during april month, IW3HMH/IAMRUNNINGFT897FROMMYHOMESHACKPLEASESTAYHOME
Only CW QSO please.
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Re: V1 not able to send long callsigns (e.g. XXnSTAYHOME) for QRZ.com lookup

Post by yo3ipr » 14 Apr 2020, 17:13

:lol: :lol:

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Re: V1 not able to send long callsigns (e.g. XXnSTAYHOME) for QRZ.com lookup

Post by yo3ipr » 21 May 2020, 17:27

Any time line for a long callsign update for V1?

Thanks Tony YO3IPR

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