The results of the WIA Survey on callsigns have come in, and its looking like foundation calls are in for a treat!
The majority vote was for the class to be dropped from the callsign, allowing any amateur to apply for any 3 letter suffix!
This would be great news in particular for foundation calls, who could finally use select digital modes such as AX.25 and therefore APRS which have hardcoded limits of 6 characters for the callsign!
This will also allow an operator to obtain a callsign at a young age, and maintain the same callsign as they upgrade their license in the future should they choose to do that, keeping in line with the WIA’s One Callsign for Life dream.
Lets hope that the ACMA goes ahead with this recommendation and that we can all chirp APRS soon!