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linuxgnar
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Posted: 2/14/2014 3:08:58 PM
Anyone have any good ones or good ideas? I see that K5FBO and K9ARF are already taken which is what I originally wanted... a good ham friend of mine just moved to a 1x3 and I feel a little left behind with my old 2x3.... I only have a general class license so that means I can't apply for the really slick extra class only ones though.

It looks like the numeral is no longer region restricted when you apply for a vanity, so I could always get something with a number that doesn't correspond to my location at all. That just seems strange to me though....

Lets hear some current good call signs or ideas for a new one!

73s
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Posted: 2/14/2014 3:16:50 PM
Vanity Call Help

Its best to check the available calls. That will dictate your selection & give you some ideas.






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Posted: 2/14/2014 3:45:48 PM
I got varying replies from folks here and elsewhere in regards to region, but I decided that, as a new ham, I was already going to piss off enough people that I had a 1x3 call as opposed to the 2x3 monsters of today. So, I picked a region correct call with my initials. W and K were available (N was not) and I like the sound of K more than W so, that's where I went.

Note that the 'find vanity call sign' sites (like www.radioqth.net) won't find the 1x3 calls, but ae7q.com will.
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Posted: 2/14/2014 3:49:51 PM
I'm an extra with a 1x3. I'll apply for my original 2x3 novice call if I move back to the ancestral homeland someday.
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Posted: 2/14/2014 3:57:28 PM
W0FSA is available.
I looked for N0FSA but it was taken
linuxgnar
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Posted: 2/14/2014 4:00:37 PM
Damn, N0BHO and N0NSA are also taken....
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Posted: 2/14/2014 5:07:51 PM
Ive had my application in for over 2 weeks and no word on my vanity call sign from the fcc.
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Posted: 2/14/2014 5:22:21 PM
[Last Edit: 2/14/2014 5:23:02 PM by spclk]
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Rockyriver:
Ive had my application in for over 2 weeks and no word on my vanity call sign from the fcc.


I takes 18 days to make the determination, but only 1 day to find out what the dispensation is likely to be.

Try this URL : http://www.ae7q.com/list/AppByReceipt.php?DATE=2014-02-01 (adjust date as necessary)
Search the resulting page for your call - thank me later
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Posted: 2/14/2014 5:47:56 PM
How do you get an SK's call sign?

It's also still active (till 2016)
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linuxgnar
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Posted: 2/14/2014 5:48:40 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By spclk:
Originally Posted By Rockyriver:
Ive had my application in for over 2 weeks and no word on my vanity call sign from the fcc.


I takes 18 days to make the determination, but only 1 day to find out what the dispensation is likely to be.

Try this URL : http://www.ae7q.com/list/AppByReceipt.php?DATE=2014-02-01 (adjust date as necessary)
Search the resulting page for your call - thank me later


thats pretty neat link. I see somebody applied for AD0RK recently thats a pretty funny one.
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Posted: 2/14/2014 5:51:02 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By danpass:
How do you get an SK's call sign?

It's also still active (till 2016)


On the ULS system there seems to be an option if you are of close relation to the deceased when you apply for a new call sign. How you prove that relation I am unsure of though. Best of luck.
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Posted: 2/14/2014 5:56:53 PM
Hmmmmm

His total four are the last four (of my five)

Close enough relation?
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Posted: 2/14/2014 6:07:57 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By danpass:
Hmmmmm

His total four are the last four (of my five)

Close enough relation?


that would be a nice upgrade. I still may just chop my 6 down to 5 in the same manner. And eventually go for chopping it down to 4. You might be out of luck for a while, if it expires in 2016 it won't be available again until 2018.
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Posted: 2/14/2014 6:15:03 PM
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Somebody here mentioned they saw WE1RDO pop up a few times. I saw it myself on JT9 or 65 a few weeks ago.

I need to check if he qsl's my mail & try to catch him.





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Posted: 2/14/2014 6:45:24 PM
There's an N1 call that could be considered very offensive by people who are only allowed to apply the label to each other . . . and it's actually taken. I'd love to know what made him claim it.

My old call was a fun one. The current 2x2 call was my ├╝ber-elmer's and one of my most prized possessions. And the sequence of events that led to me getting it make it even more special to me.
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Posted: 2/14/2014 8:22:37 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By spclk:
Originally Posted By Rockyriver:
Ive had my application in for over 2 weeks and no word on my vanity call sign from the fcc.


I takes 18 days to make the determination, but only 1 day to find out what the dispensation is likely to be.

Try this URL : http://www.ae7q.com/list/AppByReceipt.php?DATE=2014-02-01 (adjust date as necessary)
Search the resulting page for your call - thank me later


Thank you
this website answered a lot of questions!!!!!!!
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Posted: 2/14/2014 9:21:38 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Rockyriver:
Originally Posted By spclk:
Originally Posted By Rockyriver:
Ive had my application in for over 2 weeks and no word on my vanity call sign from the fcc.


I takes 18 days to make the determination, but only 1 day to find out what the dispensation is likely to be.

Try this URL : http://www.ae7q.com/list/AppByReceipt.php?DATE=2014-02-01 (adjust date as necessary)
Search the resulting page for your call - thank me later


Thank you
this website answered a lot of questions!!!!!!!


My pleasure!