N0IU...why all this anger And hateful adjectives?
Oh I am not angry at all. I have had my vanity callsign for over 19 years. You, however, are the one who seems to have an issue with the vanity callsign system.
I asked a question.
OK, so let me ask you a question. If you had gotten the vanity callsign you had requested, would you still be here complaining about the system? I think not!
As I explained before, the FCC decision is totally 100% completely random. In addition to that, they will only accept one application per day from any individual. The actual time the application is received has no bearing at all whatsoever on the chances your application will be chosen. IOW, an application submitted at 1 minute after midnight and an application submitted 1 minute before midnight that same day have an equal chance of being selected. If there are no applications for a particular callsign that day, the clock resets at midnight. In the case of a 1x2 or 2x1, it is highly unlikely that this process will go into a second day. There is nothing you can do that will give you any advantage over anyone else (unless you are the relative of a deceased family member who held that call.) I don't know how you could make the system any more fair than that.
In the case of W5WE, W5WCM's application was selected instead of yours by sheer dumb luck and that's it.
I never said anything negative about the FCC vanity system but rather said I am grateful for it in case YOU didn't notice sorry!
Yes, I saw what you wrote, but taking it in the context of your whole post, you just don't seem very grateful. If I said anything to offend you, I apologize. Better luck with your next application.
Obviously you were looking for a 1x2 or 2x1, but W5RWM and N5RWM are available! Unfortunately, K5RWM is already taken by Robert W. Monaghan, Jr. Imagine that!