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    European Call Letters

    Since no radio stations in Europe uses call letters, if they did, what would their call letters will be like?

    Based on ITU.

    United Kingdom, maybe they be using G,M, V, or ZB-ZJ, ZN-ZO, ZQ. GBBC1 - For BBC Radio 1
    Monaco - 3A - 3ARMC - RMC
    Portugal - CQ- CU - CRMO - M80 Radio
    France: F - FNRJ for NRJ fm
    Spain - EA-EH - EASUR - Cadena SUR
    Ireland - EI-EJ - EITDY - Today FM
    Germany - DA-DR - DRRTL - RTL-FM
    Italy - I - IKIS - Radio KISS KISS
    LA-LN - Norway - LNRK-1 NRK radio 1
    LX - Luxembourg - LXRTL - RTL
    OF-OJ Findland - OFYMR - Metro FM
    OK-OL - Czech Republic - OKISS - Radio Kiss 98 FM
    ON-OT - Belguim - ONARC - Radio Contact
    OU-OZ - Denmark - OUNVA - Nova FM
    PA-PI - The Netherlands - PBNRQ - Q-Music
    SA-SM - Sweden - SANRJ - NRJ-FM
    HF, SN-SR - Poland - SRPLN - Radio Planeta
    HV - Vatican City - HVRVC - Radio Vatican
    HB, BZ - Switzerland - HBREM - Espace Musique

    What do you think?

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    Re: European Call Letters

    Quote Originally Posted by e-dawg
    Since no radio stations in Europe uses call letters, if they did, what would their call letters will be like?

    Based on ITU.

    United Kingdom, maybe they be using G,M, V, or ZB-ZJ, ZN-ZO, ZQ. GBBC1 - For BBC Radio 1
    As of 1934, both BBC London medium-wave transmitters (National Programme and Regional Programme) had the call sign G2LO, according to the Broadcasting Yearbook. Obviously, this was derived from the original 2LO.

    Cadena Ser had the callsigns EAJ-1 in Barcelona and EAJ-7 in Madrid, when they broadcast on medium wave.

    The original call sign for NRK in Oslo was LKO.

    Some European countries had call letters for medium-wave and longwave transmitters at one time. It's hard to say whether any of them have survived internally as FM transmitter call signs, but with the amount of transmitter outsourcing nowadays in Europe, that's unlikely.

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    call letters

    In the Netherlands the first radiostation was PCGG from the Hague, 1919-1924. From 1926 until may 1940 Philips Electronics from Eindhoven operated the stations PCJJ en PHOHI on shortwave.So call letters were used indeed before WW2

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    Spain used call signs until the early 1990s. This page from the 1982 WRTH shows them: http://transit.freeshell.org/radio/spain_call_signs.jpg

    These call signs were no longer used by the early 1990s (the 1992 WRTH does not show them at all).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    In the Netherlands the first radiostation was PCGG from the Hague, 1919-1924. From 1926 until may 1940 Philips Electronics from Eindhoven operated the stations PCJJ en PHOHI on shortwave.So call letters were used indeed before WW2
    Some QSL cards from Radio Nederland in the '60s and '70s had the call letters PCJ on them, but they were never spoken on air.

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