I have in the past operated from Tuscany in Italy, where I signed as I/DM1CM.
While operating there, I received numerous calls telling me that I should be operating as I5/DM1CM, the "I5" being the regional prefix for Italian stations operating from Tuscany. So, is "I/DM1CM" or "I5/DM1CM" correct?
In fact, the regulations for CEPT licensees operating from other CEPT countries are very clear on this point: "I/DM1CM" is the correct way to sign in this case.
Referring to the document "Recommendation T/R 61-01" issued by the CEPT ECC (Electronic Communications Committee) , Section 2 "Conditions of Utilisation", Subsection 2.3:
ANNEX 2 in that document gives the call sign prefix for Italy as simply "I".
So, the following examples should make the situation clear:
You can also find a link to the document "Recommendation T/R 61-01" at the IARU website: http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=206:tr-61-01
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