Thursday, October 20, 2016

Known Flight IDs

Known Flight IDs


In order to avoid collisions, it's going to be necessary to avoid stomping on one another's "Flight ID" WSPR telemetry packets.  The Flight ID comprises the first and third character in the callsign field in a Type 1 WSPR packet.   So, for example, the callsign "QL6EXB" would be flight ID "Q6".

Please note, there is "controversy" over whether a Flight ID may begin with the letter "1".  The "1" prefix is unauthorized by the ITU, however the following 1x prefixes have been used:


1B (North Cyprus): 
1A0 Sovereign Military Order of Malta (Rome, Italy)
1C, 1X Chechnya Rep. (Russian Federation)
1L is being issued by Liberland Amateur Radio Association and is referred to as temporary prefix of Liberland
1P Seborga Principato (Italy)
1S Spratly Archipelago 9M0
1Z has been used in Kawthoolei, an unrecognized breakaway region of Myanmar

Some people have chosen to use "1" since the ITU has not sanctioned it, while others argue it is in use, and therefore should no be used for FlightIDs.  I include it in this list for completeness, for those hams who chose to use "1".  You do so at your own risk.   If you intend to use the letter "Q", please tell me "Q" not "1" when you are looking for a Flight ID.   Some people chosen to say "1" when they mean "Q" for reasons I can not comprehend.

I've created a table of those flight ID's that I'm aware of.  If you have updates, please comment on this post, and I'll update the table.



Flight IDCallsign Slot Telem Slot User Last Updated Renewal Req Sent
00
n/a n/a
Reserved (lots of jibberish packets on this channel)
03/22/2020
N/A
01
:x0 :x2
N7SMI
03/12/2020

01
:x2 :x4
N7SMI
03/12/2020
01
:x4 :x6
N7SMI
03/12/2020

01
:x6 :x8
N7SMI
03/12/2020

01
:x8 :x0
N7SMI
03/12/2020

02
:x0 :x2
ZL1RS
03/11/2020

02
:x2 :x4
ZL1RS
03/11/2020

02
:x4 :x6
ZL1RS
03/11/2020

02
:x6 :x8
ZL1RS
03/11/2020

02
:x8 :x0
ZL1RS
03/11/2020

03
:x0 :x2
VE3KCL
10/31/2019
Renewed
03
:x2 :x4
VE3KCL
10/31/2019
Renewed
03
:x4 :x6
VE3KCL
10/31/2019
Renewed
03
:x6 :x8
VE3KCL
10/31/2019
Renewed
03
:x8 ::x0
VE3KCL
10/31/2019
Renewed
04
:x0 :x2
VE3KCL
10/31/2019
Renewed
04
:x2 :x4
VE3KCL
10/31/2019
Renewed
04
:x4 :x6
VE3KCL
10/31/2019
Renewed
04
:x6 :x8
VE3KCL
10/31/2019
Renewed
04
:x8 :x0
VE3KCL
10/31/2019
Renewed
05
:x0 :x2
N2NXZ
10/31/2019
Renewed
05
:x2 :x4
N2NXZ
10/31/2019
Renewed
05
:x4 :x6
N2NXZ
10/31/2019
Renewed
05
:x6 :x8
N2NXZ
10/31/2019
Renewed
05
:x8 :x0
N2NXZ
10/31/2019
Renewed
06
:x0 :x2
AB1ZO
08/01/2019
TBD
06
:x2 :x4
AB1ZO
08/01/2019
TBD
06
:x4 :x6
AB1ZO
08/01/2019
TBD
06
:x6 :x8
AB1ZO
08/01/2019
TBD
06
:x8 :x0
AB1ZO
08/01/2019
TBD
07
:x0:x2
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
07
:x2:x4
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
07
:x4:x6
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
07
:x6::x8
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
07
:x8:x0
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
08
:x0:x2
DL6OW
06/19/2019
TBD
08
:x2:x4
WB8ELK
11/02/2019
Renewed
08
:x4:x6
WB8ELK
11/02/2019
Renewed
08
:x6:x8
DL6OW
06/19/2019
TBD
08
:x8:x0
DL6OW
06/19/2019
TBD
09
:x0 :x2
PC4L
05/09/2020

09
:x2 :x4
PD7R
07/26/2020

09
:x4 :x6
G7PMO
07/26/2020

09
:x6 :x8
PE2BZ
05/07/2020
Renewed 05/07/2020
09
:x8 ::x0
PC4L
07/26/2020

10
:x0 :x2
DL6OW
06/19/2019
TBD
10
:x2 :x4
DL6OW
06/19/2019
TBD
10
:x4 :x6
DL6OW
06/19/2019
TBD
10
:x6 :x8
DL6OW
06/19/2019
TBD
10
:x8 :x0
DL6OW
06/19/2019
TBD
11
:x0 :x2
DK3SB
09/05/2017
TBD
11
:x2 :x4
DK3SB
09/05/2017
TBD
11
:x4 :x6
DK3SB
09/05/2017
TBD
11
:x6 :x8
DK3SB
09/05/2017
TBD
11
:x8 :x0
DK3SB
09/05/2017
TBD
12
:x0:x2
DK3SB
09/08/2019
TBD
12
:x2:x4
DK3SB
09/08/2019
TBD
12
:x4:x6
DK3SB
09/08/2019
TBD
12
:x6:x8
DK3SB
09/08/2019
TBD
12
:x8:x0
DK3SB
09/08/2019
TBD
13
:x0::x2
KD2KDD
12/08/2019

13
:x2:x4
KD2KDD
12/08/2019

13
:x4:x6
KD2KDD
12/08/2019

13
:x6:x8
KD2KDD
12/08/2019

13
:x8:x0
KD2KDD
12/08/2019

14
:x0:x2
KN4IUD
12/08/2019

14
:x2:x4
KN4IUD
12/08/2019

14
:x4:x6
KN4IUD
12/08/2019

14
:x6:x8
KN4IUD
12/08/2019

14
:x8:x0
KN4IUD
12/08/2019

15
:x0 :x2
UB8SFY
03/11/2020

15
:x2 :x4
UB8SFY
03/11/2020

15
:x4 :x6
UB8SFY
03/11/2020

15
:x6 ::x8
UB8SFY
03/11/2020

15
:x8 :x0
UB8SFY
03/11/2020

16
:x0:x2
W7MJK
06/14/2019
TBD
16
:x2:x4
W7MJK
06/14/2019
TBD
16
:x4:x6
W7MJK
06/14/2019
TBD
16
:x6:x8
W7MJK
06/14/2019
TBD
16
:x8:x0
W7MJK
06/14/2019
TBD
17
:x0 :x2
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
17
:x2 :x4
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
17
:x4 :x6
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
17
:x6 :x8
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
17
:x8 :x0
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
18
:x0 :x2
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
18
:x2 :x4
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
18
:x4 :x6
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
18
:x6 :x8
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
18
:x8 :x0
WB8ELK (unused)
10/31/2019
Renewed
19
:x0 ::x2
K9YO
01/30/2020

19
:x2 :x4
K9YO
01/30/2020

19
:x4 :x6
K9YO
01/30/2020

19
:x6 :x8
K9YO
01/30/2020

19
:x8 :x0
K9YO
01/30/2020

Q0
:x0 :x2
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q0
:x2 :x4
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q0
:x4 :x6
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q0
:x6 :x8
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q0
:x8 :x0
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q1
:x0 :x2
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q1
:x2 :x4
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q1
:x4 :x6
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q1
:x6 :x8
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q1
:x8 :x0
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q2
:x0 :x2
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q2
:x2 :x4
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q2
:x4 :x6
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q2
:x6 :x8
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q2
:x8 :x0
W7QO
10/20/2016
10/27/2019
Q3
:x0 :x2
K6RPT
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q3
:x2 :x4
K6RPT
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q3
:x4 :x6
K6RPT
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q3
:x6 :x8
K6RPT
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q3
:x8 :x0
K6RPT
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q4
:x0 :x2
K6RPT
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q4
:x2 :x4
K6RPT
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q4
:x4 :x6
K6RPT
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q4
:x6 :x8
K6RPT
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q4
:x8 :x0
K6RPT
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q5
:x0 :x2
KD2FOU (Pittsford/Mendon HS) 
10/27/2019
Renewed
Q5
:x2 :x4
YO3ICT / W5KUB 
05/07/2020
Renewed
Q5
:x4 :x6
 YO3ICT
10/27/2019
Renewed
Q5
:x6 :x8
KD2FOU (Pittsford/Mendon HS) 
10/27/2019
Renewed
Q5
:x8 :x0
KD2FOU (Pittsford/Mendon HS) 
10/27/2019
Renewed
Q6
:x0 :x2
IZ7VHF
05/07/2020
Renewed
Q6
:x2 :x4
IZ7VHF
05/07/2020
Renewed
Q6
:x4 :x6
IZ7VHF
05/07/2020
Renewed
Q6
:x6 :x8
IZ7VHF
05/07/2020
Renewed
Q6
:x8 :x0
IZ7VHF
05/07/2020
Renewed
Q7
:x0 :x2
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q7
:x2 :x4
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q7
:x4 :x6
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q7
:x6 :x8
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q7
:x8 :x0
KD2EAT
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q8
:x0 :x2
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q8
:x2 :x4
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q8
:x4 :x6
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q8
:x6 :x8
WB8ELK
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q8
:x8 :x0
WB8ELK (unused)
10/31/2019
Renewed
Q9
:x0 :x2
N7AGF
12/08/2019

Q9
:x2 :x4
N7AGF
12/08/2019

Q9
:x4 :x6
N7AGF
12/08/2019

Q9
:x6 :x8
N7AGF
12/08/2019

Q9
:x8 :x0
N7AGF
12/08/2019

49 comments:

  1. Put me down for Q8 and Q9 - Bill WB8ELK

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  2. I'll need Q3/4 for K6RPT - Alan W7QO

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  4. I'll use 00 in the coming weeks for testing and a launch in August. - Stefan DK3SB

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  5. For our next flight, I would like to take 11 if possible. Flight with 00 went up last week. I had some issues with getting 00 packets that were obviously not from the balloon, like 000AAA, 000AAB etc., seemingly from broken decoders. These were causing some glitches in the flight path. Maybe using 00 should be avoided for this reason?

    Thanks for putting 11 in the list. 73 - Stefan, DK3SB

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  6. Hi Mike, I checked with Dave VE3KCL and he said I could use 02. Thanks.

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  7. I'm thinking about a WSPR-equipped buoy project. Is this the definitive callsign list? And is anybody working on a more generic telemetry protocol? For example, I have no use for the "altitude" field, and would end up re-mapping many of the telemetry bits to carry more relevant data, but I would rather avoid ad-hoc and mysterious custom definitions. And if we risk collisions with only 20 callsign IDs, perhaps there are ways to use the other WSPR fields and still retain compatibility with the WSPR reporter database? I would love to work on this if there is any interest. - Paul Elliott - wb6cxc

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  8. I've finished with my balloon experiments (for the moment), please remove me from 'Flight ID/channel 02'. 73, Bob ZL1RS

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  9. Hi Mike,

    I have been using 17 and 18 as well. - Bill WB8ELK

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  10. I will use 08 for STELLA19 and 10 for STELLA 20 in June.
    72 Dan DL6OW

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    1. Thank you. I've refreshed the "last used" dates. :-)

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  12. I will use Flight ID / channel 02 in July (with permission from Bob ZL1RS.
    73 Serg, UB8SFY.

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    1. Thank you. I got behind on updates. Google hasn't emailed me the last few comments on this thread. It's up to date now. :-)

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  13. Hi, Can I have channel 12 for PE2BZ please ? I note 30 ID's in this list, but the article on https://qrp-labs.com/flights/s4.html#schedule says there are 20 channels available. How do I set the callsign for ID 12 when only 0 is valid as first character ?

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    1. ID 09 is aasigned to PE2BZ for HAB flights (confirmed by mail but not updated in the list yet)

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  14. Now I saw the list. I asked for 15, which should be Q5 for YO3ICT. Do not worry, as I am on the third flight and no interference so far so I should be primary on Q5. As far as I know, the ones starting with 1 are not valid.

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  15. I'd reserve 12 for an upcoming flight. Cheers, Stefan, DK3SB!

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  16. Hi,

    Can I request:
    13 - KD2KDD - Douglas Malnati
    14 - KN4IUD - Mark Malnati

    Thanks!


    doug

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    1. Doug, I've gone ahead and reserved 13 and 14 as requested. If you stop using them, please do let me know so that I can free them for others. Also, if you could email me at kd2eat at gmail.com, I'd like to have your direct email for "renewal" purposes down the road. Thanks! - Mike

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  17. Great. Just what we need. More JUNK in the sky to crash my plane into.

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  20. If you go to Wikipedia and look up ITU prefix you will find that there are many more prefixes available. For example "any letter + 1", "X + any number", E8, E9,J9, " letter O + any number" , T9, "U + any number"

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  21. I would like to checkout the 19 ID for K9YO

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    1. I apologize for the delay. I have reserved ID 19 for you.

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  22. Please help - I don't understand what the second and third column in the above table is for (:x4 ? :x6 ?)

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  23. I just noticed that if you have a id beginning with a number and you have low voltage, the callsign will start with three numbers. Will this cause any problems with wsprnet?

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  24. Can I use ID 15? Register after me, UB8SFY.

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  25. I discuss with Sergey UB8SFY and will use 02 again soon. 73, Bob ZL1RS

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    1. I've reserved them as you and Sergey have coordinated. Thank you for working it out. :-)

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  26. Launched a balloon on March 18, ID 15
    UB8SFY.

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  27. Can I get ID 09 (x0 x2) for testing. TU Marcel (PC4L)

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  28. Hello, can you put me down for ID 09 (x2 x4). Callsign PD7R. Thanks! Roel.

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  29. We need to open up the telemetry packet ID list. We have many people taking up blocks which block all the rest from playing nice and following IDs and time slots protocol.

    N8PZL

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  30. Can I get ID 09 (x4 x6) also?? TU Marcel (PC4L)

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  31. Marcel, I got a request for that one already and was behind on updates. Can you please use 09 x8/x0 ?

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  32. I would like a channel to launch a balloon, how do I do it?
    73 by pu2jnp

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  33. Could you please remove all my entries for 1x and assign 06 for the coming weeks? Cheers, Stefan DK3SB

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