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"Separation"


This might be a bonehead question and, if so, I apologise: but it's bugging me.

I keep hearing callsigns followed by "separation something or other" on [sign in to see URL].

I'm familiar with someone using the word "separation" with their call sign when outside their usual habitat to indicate a non-native location. For example, "25-FB-nnn-Separation-163-division" which indicates, to me, that it is an English callsign transmitting in Wales.

But I'm hearing CQ calls along the lines of "188-FB-001 separation Zulu" quite often and I have no idea what the "Zulu" (or other phonetic letters) element refers to.

Could anyone enlighten me please?


(Yes, I'm lying about having specifically heard 188 Division use this expression - but it'd be nice!. In truth it's usually Germany or Italy)

Thanks in advance



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Re: "Separation"


Usually this indicates more than one station in the same activation. Say a castle in France, or an unusual island, or just an activation to celebrate a festival.

So Bob is using 14SPECIALO/Z and Jon is using 14SPECIAL/X (/ being seperation)

Sorry if I haven't explained it very well emoticon

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Re: "Separation"


Cheers Yamanx1

Thank you very much. That does make perfectly good sense and it would explain the CQ calls that I've heard.

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Much appreciated.

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Re: "Separation"


has dave says it's when a group do a collective activation ie
26FBHB5 /WM = 26 fox bravo happy birthday 05 / west midlands
26FBHB5 /H =hereford
26FBHB5 /sy =south yorkshire
or it could be /139 as the group member emoticon

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Thanks Keith, that makes sense too and explains some other calls I've heard recently.

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I noticed the Sugar Delta group are running a world cup dx campaign,and they are using callsign for locality,ie 14SG then seperation ??? with world cup teams being the speration bit,if you get my drift.
Ive heard 14SD-NED,which is of course Netherlands
GER - Germany etc.
Thay are on air shouting 3/4 times a day on triple 5,suppose it will end when world cup finishes,then go back to 14SD member number.
Hope this helps.
Craig.

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