BonesThe observation was, that to get an allocated voice channel, a SUP would have to be called, and a request made.
The alternate, would be to use the UNICOM channel(122.80?).Not sure, that we would qualify for a VA status, not enough active members, but yes the JHB call sign should not be used. (guilty m'lud).
Just setting up as a controller, does not automatically create a voice channel, which is where calling a SUP comes in.
He will, if appropiate, then set one up for you, eg EGNS_APP or Diamond/whatever, your choice. Basically a personal lobby, it can even be passworded.
This should be our first port of call. Before thinking of setting up as a VA.
It will then give us our own voice channel/s. That is my understanding from the manualFrank