Ofcom Issues M5 prefix Calls Again

The Twitter feed of the RSGB Youth Committee reports its former Chair Mike Jones has now got the Full licence callsign M5PMJ

Mike first got his Foundation licence in 2011, later upgrading to 2E0MLJ. In August he was in South Africa for Youngsters on the Air (YOTA), there he did a two day HAREC course and took the 90 question exam. He passed, and on returning to the UK submitted a paper application along with his South African HAREC certificate to Ofcom asking for the callsign M5PMJ. Ofcom issued the licence on 6th September 2018.

Ofcom had originally issued M5 prefix callsigns for Class A/B licences from 1999 to 2001 but ceased when Class A/B was merged with Class A. Only a few hundred M5 calls were ever issued and this is thought to be the first M5 call to have been issued in 17 years.

After 4 years I have taken the tough decision to stand down from being Chair of @theRSGByouth due to work commitments. A big thank you to the team @theRSGB , our former BLM @G0FUW (Steve Hartley) and the committee for the fantastic opportunities over the years. 73’s for now!
— Mike Jones (M5PMJ)

RSGB Youth Committee (Twitter) - https://twitter.com/theRSGByouth