There have been a variety of different licences that have been available, and a particular call sign format was used for each different type of licence.
Foundation Licence Originally issued to foreign nationals as a form of reciprocal ham radio licence.
As the types of ham radio licence available have changed over the years, and different call sign series were issued for each one, it may be difficult to identify what the callsigns mean without a table and explanation.
Within the UK, there are three types of amateur radio licence that can be obtained, namely the Foundation Licence, Intermediate Licence and the Full Licence.
In 2012 the Club staged the English Amateur Championship won by Harry Ellis.
There is a large number of different prefixes used for UK, British amateur radio callsigns or call signs.
From a knowledge of these ham radio call signs it is possible to learn something about the licencee - the type of amateur radio or ham radio licence held and also when it was issued.
They were withdrawn and either they used existing home calls with additional UK prefix / callsign, or if applicable they could apply for UK licence.
In addition to the basic ham radio call signs a variety of prefixes are used.