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eaglechops
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3480
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PostSubject: Call sign shortening   Call sign shortening Icon_minitimeThu Apr 23, 2020 12:17 am

Hi everyone. I've noticed some people miss off the '26' from their callsign and just say 'Charlie Tango**** Is this because they were very early members to join or is it a division designation?
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PostSubject: Re: Call sign shortening   Call sign shortening Icon_minitimeThu Apr 23, 2020 6:12 am

Hi Ken,

It's probably because they're chatting locally to another 26 division station negating the need to identify their country. If you are working a DX station the country prefix will definitely need to be used.

73's Gary.

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PostSubject: Re: Call sign shortening   Call sign shortening Icon_minitimeThu Apr 23, 2020 10:26 pm

agreed with Gary, I hardly ever use 26ct, unless its my DX call or first call into a Net just in case my accent doesnt give away my division.
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PostSubject: Re: Call sign shortening   Call sign shortening Icon_minitimeThu Apr 23, 2020 11:42 pm

Thanks guys, that explains it, cheers.
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