Hamdata Database June 28, Federal Communications Commission FCC is inviting comments on proposed changes to its regulations regarding the assignment of vanity call signs for amateur radio operators. Just provide us with the calls that are acceptable to you on your application and we will contact you with what is actually available for assignment based on your class of license. Prior to , many Novice exams were administered by volunteers, but all other exams were taken at FCC offices. Incentive licensing was not without controversy; a number of General class operators, unhappy at having their privileges reduced, dropped out of the hobby rather than upgrade. It is free and you can choose from different formats: Introduction to Vanity Call Signs.
FCC Eliminating the Vanity Call Sign Fee
In , a number of changes, later called the "Novice Enhancement," were introduced. I never noticed that either. I respect what you guys do. That's when the FCC will stop accepting batch files that contain new or upgraded licensee data from Volunteer Examiner Coordinators under the current amateur licensing system. The government's use of licensed amateur radio operators as voluntary examiners dates back to the founding of the Amateur Radio Service as a government-regulated entity in Amateur Second Class licenses. We have also been allocated the two letter prefixes AA to AL. Ham of the Year Awards.
Rule making petition calls for vanity call sign rule change - KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog
A new "universal" Form , primarily designed for electronic use but also available on paper, will take its place. FCC Form will be used for license renewals, modifications, cancellations, vanity call sign application, application withdrawals and amendments, as well as requests for duplicate licenses and administrative updates ie, a change of address or other clerical license modification. It's all possible with Amateur Radio. Newly licensed individuals and newly licensed clubs cannot get a Vanity call sign as their first call sign. There will be no weekend processing under the ULS. You may or may not receive the call sign you hoped for, or any of the call signs you listed at all.
After upgrading once again, I snagged my current sign, N9JA. The correct answer is B. First of all, there is no universal "ideal call sign". To make an application you must have a Federal Registration Number FRN and it must have your current call sign associated with it. Maybe you want something easier to use in contests, a call that is easier for your friends to remember or just plain don't like the way your call "sounds" or "looks". The call sign must have the single letter prefix K, N or W, followed by a single numeral 0 through 9, followed by a single letter A through W or Y or Z for example K1A.