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Author Topic: Request Systematic Call Sign  (Read 41190 times)
KV4PL
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« on: July 16, 2013, 08:36:52 AM »

I just applied on the FCC's web site for a Systematic Call Sign since I just got my Extra and was hoping for an easier to say callsign. Does anyone know how log it takes to get a new callsign?
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NA5XX
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 08:20:22 PM »

I would expect it to be about 10 days.
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W3HF
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 05:38:48 AM »

I would expect it to be about 10 days.
Nope. Happened during last night's batch run.

KK4RCR was cancelled, KV4PL was issued. Enjoy.
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KV4PL
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 08:07:19 AM »

I would expect it to be about 10 days.
Nope. Happened during last night's batch run.

KK4RCR was cancelled, KV4PL was issued. Enjoy.

That was quick, 1 less letter a less syllables
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K7KBN
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 01:40:32 PM »

The KV4 prefix used to be for the U.S. Virgin Islands.  You might create a nice pile-up of us old-timers with just a simple CQ!
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 02:43:01 PM »

The KV4 prefix used to be for the U.S. Virgin Islands.  You might create a nice pile-up of us old-timers with just a simple CQ!
That must have been a long time ago.  I only remember WP2/KP2 calls from USVI.
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K7KBN
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 09:38:24 PM »

KV4AA, 15 meter CW,  Feb. 3, 1961 -- some time ago indeed.  I got my Novice in 1959.

The licensing structure for US territories/islands was sort of logical.  Calls were 2x2s, first letter K, then a letter generally indicating "which" territory: V = Virgin Islands.  The number corresponded with the nearest US call area; for USVI it was, of course, 4.  KG4=Guantanamo. KP4=Puerto Rico. KS4=Swan Island

The Canal Zone is closest to Texas, so KZ5.

US bases in Greenland:  KG1.   
Alaska: KL7.
US bases in Japan: KA6.  Okinawa: KR6 (R for Ryukyu Islands).

And then there were the K_6 calls!  Many of the entities still exist, but I have to look up the call in the DXCC countries list or online to see just where the station is.
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2013, 01:55:18 AM »

KV4AA originally was issued to Dick Spenceley in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was sought after DX in that part of the world for many years. KV4AA is now issued to the Shafer Repeater Group located at Geneseo, IL. Call signs don't necessarily indicate a given location without looking them up first.
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AF5CC
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013, 06:22:41 AM »

KV4FZ is still very active in contests from the Virgin Islands.  Most logging programs will correctly score him a a KP2.  Also, KG6DX is pretty active from Guam.  I am not aware of any other hams in the US territories still using the old prefixes, but there are probably one or 2 out there.  KG4 is still used for Guantanmo Bay, but only the 2 x 2 KG4s are there. I do remember when KX6 was for the Marshall Islands, and have a couple of KX6 QSLs from there.

73 John AF5CC
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KA1VF
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 05:23:38 PM »

I've got fond memories of those old FCC issued prefixes, and the Conditional class licenses
that most of those folks had due to their remote geographic locations in the US territories.

      note: I spent a lot of time in those days running weekly phone patches with KZ5SD in
               the Panama Canal Zone, and with KC4USA in Antarctica when I still had the old
               school (13 wpm) General class ticket.

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KV4PL
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 01:01:09 PM »

I've been asked several times if I was in the Virgin Islands. I'd like to say I was with a margarita in each hand.
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K7KBN
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2013, 03:28:58 PM »

Using VOX, or a footswitch?  Grin
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2013, 09:47:56 AM »

And then there were the K_6 calls!  Many of the entities still exist, but I have to look up the call in the DXCC countries list or online to see just where the station is.

Or, if you really want to go back, before WW2, we had:

K4 Puerto Rico
K5, NY1, & NY2 Canal Zone
K6 Hawaii
K7 Alaska
KA1 Philippines
KB4 Virgin Islands
KB6 Guam
KC4 Little America Antarctica
KC6 Wake Group
KD4 Swan Island
KD6 Midway Island
KE6 Johnston Island
KF6 Baker, Howland & American Phoenix Islands
KG6 Jarvis & Palmyra group
KH6 American Samoa
KS4 Swan Island
NY4 Guantanamo Bay

This was, of course, when all mainland US ham stations started with W1 thru W9 (no W0 until after the war).
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AC6CV
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2013, 09:25:59 AM »

I can remember back almost to the WW2 days. Lets see, was that before they had the "ennie minie moe ham test?" Many may not believe this but we had to actually draw shematics and write answers to the questions. Same for the 1st commercial ticket
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AF5CC
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 07:42:45 PM »

Some of the later callsign prefixes used for the Pacific from after WWII until the late 70s were:

KB6-Baker, Howland, and the Phoenix islands (now KH1)
KC6-Caroline Islands (Now V6 and T8)
KG6-Guam and the Mariana Islands (now KH2 and KH0)
KJ6-Johnston Island (Now KH3)
KM6-Midway Island (Now KH4)
KP6-Palmyra, Jarvis, and Kingman Reef (Now KH5)
KR6-The Ryukuyu Islands (now part of Japan)
KS6-American Samoa (Now KH8)
KW6-Wake Island (Now KH9)
KX6-Marshall Islands (Now V7)

One of my prized possessions is a QSL from KH7AA, the first KH7 (and maybe only) call issued for Kure Island.

73 John AF5CC
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