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Posted: 2/14/2014 10:08:58 AM EST
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!

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Posted: 2/14/2014 10:16:50 AM EST
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 10:45:48 AM EST
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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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 10:57:28 AM EST
W0FSA is available.
I looked for N0FSA but it was taken
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Damn, N0BHO and N0NSA are also taken....
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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 12:22:21 PM EST
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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)
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How do you get an SK's call sign?

It's also still active (till 2016)
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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)
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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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How do you get an SK's call sign?

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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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Hmmmmm

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

Close enough relation?
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Hmmmmm

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

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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 1:15:03 PM EST
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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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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 über-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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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)
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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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Thank you
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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!
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