VR2 Special Prefix Issued & Valid from July1 2017 until June 30 2018

ITU Operational Bulletin 116-5 was issued earlier this year. Here is the bulletin for your reference and information.


China Communication of 15.XII.2016: On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s reunification with China, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China) authorizes its licensed radio amateurs to use the special amateur call sign prefix VR20 on a voluntary basis from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. Details of the amateurs call sign are illustrated below: Normal Call Sign Call Sign with Special Prefix VR2 Followed by a group of 2 or 3 letters (“the suffix”) VR20 Followed by the suffix of the normal call sign e.g. VR2ABC e.g. VR20ABC Note: Either normal call signs or call signs with special prefix may be used from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.