|New Russian Prefixes are on the air. |
(Map courtesy CIA World Factbook)
Telecommunications authorities in the Russian Federation have made changes recently in the assignment of amateur radio callsign prefixes. The ARRL Letter reports that, among other things, calls with the numeral "2" are no longer limited to Kaliningradsk (now RA2 and UA2-UI2 with "F" or "K" as the first letter of the suffix), certain calls with "8" or "9" as the numeral may now be in European Russia, and new blocks of temporary callsigns have been designated for operations in Antarctica, Franz Josef Land and Malyj Visotskij Island.