The French Prefixes PSK Award Series (FPXPA) was devised by the European PSK Club (EPC) on 10th February 2009. The FPXPA Awards may be claimed by any EPC member (either a licensed radio amateur, club station, or DMS/SWL) eligible under EPC Awards General Rules who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of having contacted or monitored amateur stations from France and the French Overseas Departments and Territories with various prefixes by using B(Q)PSK31, B(Q)PSK63, or B(Q)PSK125 modes. The FPXPA III Award may be claimed for contacts with 15 different prefixes, the FPXPA II Award - for contacts with 20 different prefixes, and the FPXPA I Award - for contacts with 25 different prefixes. Any special event station from France with an unique prefix can be used as a «Joker» to replace any one missing ordinary (standard type) prefix. One missing prefix can be replaced for the FPXPA III Award, two prefixes - for the FPXPA II Award, and three prefixes - for for the FPXPA I Award. Contacted French stations don't need to be members of the EPC to be valid for this award series. Credit will be given for contacts made on any of the amateur bands below 30 MHz. Each prefix counts only once (see list below). Contacts made to claim FPXPA awards have no time or date restrictions.

Prefixes: The letter (or two letters) + one number combinations which form the first part of the amateur call sign will be considered the standard (ordinary) prefix. Examples: F6, F9, FT5, TMØ, etc. Any difference in the numbering, lettering, or order of same shall constitute a special (unique) prefix, which is valid as a «Joker». Example: TP5ØCE would count as TP5Ø (50th Anniversary of the Council of Europe). A prefix will be considered if licensed by the governing authority, such as ARCEP (Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes), or (CEPT) European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations. In cases of portable operation in France and the French Overseas Departments and Territories, the portable designator would then become the prefix. Portable designators without numbers will be assigned a zero (Ø) at the end of the designator to form the prefix. Example: F/MMØEPC would count as FØ. When claiming a prefix which has been sent as MMØEPC/FG, for example, it is requested that the claimed prefix be listed in the proper alphabetical position, such as FG/MMØEPC. The portable prefix must be an authorized prefix of the area of operation. Maritime mobile, mobile, /A, /AM, /E, /J, /LH, /P, /T or interim license class identifiers do not count as prefixes. All French calls without numbers (if any at all) will be assigned a zero (Ø) plus the first two letters to form a prefix.

Just for the information... As far as we know the present special event stations in continental France use TM and TP prefixes. Special event stations in the overseas collectivities and departments use TO prefix, such as TO8YY from Saint Barthélemy Island. Special event stations in the overseas territories use TX prefix, such as TX5C from Clipperton Island. Most common prefixes on the air are F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FT, FW, FY, and TK. The special call sign TP2CE belongs to the Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club in Strasbourg. The EPC special event station in France is TMØEPC.

Standard French Prefixes List
(Updated 10.09.2009)

 
F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9
FA1 FA2 FA3 FA4 FA5 FA6 FA7 FA8 FA9 FAØ
FB1 FB2 FB3 FB4 FB5 FB6 FB7 FB8 FB9 FBØ
FC1 FC2 FC3 FC4 FC5 FC6 FC7 FC8 FC9 FCØ
FD1 FD2 FD3 FD4 FD5 FD6 FD7 FD8 FD9 FDØ
FE1 FE2 FE3 FE4 FE5 FE6 FE7 FE8 FE9 FEØ
FF1 FF2 FF3 FF4 FF5 FF6 FF7 FF8 FF9 FFØ
FG1 FG2 FG3 FG4 FG5 FG6 FG7 FG8 FG9 FGØ
FH1 FH2 FH3 FH4 FH5 FH6 FH7 FH8 FH9 FHØ
FI1 FI2 FI3 FI4 FI5 FI6 FI7 FI8 FI9 FIØ
FJ1 FJ2 FJ3 FJ4 FJ5 FJ6 FJ7 FJ8 FJ9 FJØ
FK1 FK2 FK3 FK4 FK5 FK6 FK7 FK8 FK9 FKØ
FL1 FL2 FL3 FL4 FL5 FL6 FL7 FL8 FL9 FLØ
FM1 FM2 FM3 FM4 FM5 FM6 FM7 FM8 FM9 FMØ
FN1 FN2 FN3 FN4 FN5 FN6 FN7 FN8 FN9 FNØ
FO1 FO2 FO3 FO4 FO5 FO6 FO7 FO8 FO9 FOØ
FP1 FP2 FP3 FP4 FP5 FP6 FP7 FP8 FP9 FPØ
FQ1 FQ2 FQ3 FQ4 FQ5 FQ6 FQ7 FQ8 FQ9 FQØ
FR1 FR2 FR3 FR4 FR5 FR6 FR7 FR8 FR9 FRØ
FS1 FS2 FS3 FS4 FS5 FS6 FS7 FS8 FS9 FSØ
FT1 FT2 FT3 FT4 FT5 FT6 FT7 FT8 FT9 FTØ
FU1 FU2 FU3 FU4 FU5 FU6 FU7 FU8 FU9 FUØ
FV1 FV2 FV3 FV4 FV5 FV6 FV7 FV8 FV9 FVØ
FW1 FW2 FW3 FW4 FW5 FW6 FW7 FW8 FW9 FWØ
FX1 FX2 FX3 FX4 FX5 FX6 FX7 FX8 FX9 FXØ
FY1 FY2 FY3 FY4 FY5 FY6 FY7 FY8 FY9 FYØ
FZ1 FZ2 FZ3 FZ4 FZ5 FZ6 FZ7 FZ8 FZ9 FZØ
HW1 HW2 HW3 HW4 HW5 HW6 HW7 HW8 HW9 HWØ
HX1 HX2 HX3 HX4 HX5 HX6 HX7 HX8 HX9 HXØ
HY1 HY2 HY3 HY4 HY5 HY6 HY7 HY8 HY9 HYØ
TH1 TH2 TH3 TH4 TH5 TH6 TH7 TH8 TH9 THØ
TK1 TK2 TK3 TK4 TK5 TK6 TK7 TK8 TK9 TKØ
TM1 TM2 TM3 TM4 TM5 TM6 TM7 TM8 TM9 TMØ
TO1 TO2 TO3 TO4 TO5 TO6 TO7 TO8 TO9 TOØ
TP1 TP2 TP3 TP4 TP5 TP6 TP7 TP8 TP9 TPØ
TQ1 TQ2 TQ3 TQ4 TQ5 TQ6 TQ7 TQ8 TQ9 TQØ
TV1 TV2 TV3 TV4 TV5 TV6 TV7 TV8 TV9 TVØ
TW1 TW2 TW3 TW4 TW5 TW6 TW7 TW8 TW9 TWØ
TX1 TX2 TX3 TX4 TX5 TX6 TX7 TX8 TX9 TXØ