K for Kernow

Ofcom has agreed to the K Regional Secondary Locator (RSL) proposal for Cornwall (Kernow)


John Farrar G3UCQ, along with fellow amateurs Chris Lewis G3NHL and Keith Matthew G0WYS, campaigned for the letter K to be added to the traditional radio call sign – distinctly identifying those in the duchy from their counterparts across England.

Following the announcement earlier this year that Cornwall was to be granted minority status, the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club members decided Cornish radio amateurs should be put on the map.

We put a dossier together and enlisted the support of all the MPs in Cornwall. Most of the radio amateurs in Cornwall supported it.
— John Farrar G3UCQ

Cornwall Council unanimously supported the plans at a meeting in September.

Communications regulator Ofcom has now approved the proposal meaning Cornwall is set to become the first county in the UK with a unique sign.

Read the full article - http://www.cornishman.co.uk/Hayle-local-radio-amateur-leads-way-Cornwall/story-23182956-detail/story.html