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Author Topic: Vanity Call sign question  (Read 909 times)
KD0JKQ
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« on: July 15, 2011, 07:19:28 AM »

I recently passed my General exam and thought about trying to incorporate my first or last name into my call sign, but I honestly can't decipher if it would be valid or any way I could make it valid.  Thought about something like this in there:

4ndy
St0ut

How can I make this work?
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N3WAK
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011, 07:51:59 AM »

Congrats on passing your test!  Welcome to ham radio.  Here's a link that turned up using Google that explains the rules. 

http://www.w5yi.org/page.php?id=254

73, Tony N3WAK
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W4JH
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011, 08:08:34 AM »

There are probably a lot of options if you use a 4th district call with one of these formats: *4NDY or **4NDY.  If you want to keep the Zero, what about WA0NDY or KA0NDY?

I think you're out of luck with the last name.

Jack
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WW3QB
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011, 08:33:57 AM »

As a General, you are eligible for Group C and Group D call signs. See http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=call_signs_1&id=amateur for the formats. Pay attention to the region because some are restricted by region.
Also some are not available. See http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=call_signs_3&id=amateur&page=1#General%20Rules

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W3HF
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2011, 09:02:12 AM »

I think you're out of luck with the last name.
Unless you move to Sudan (or maybe it's Southern Sudan now). Otherwise you can't get both S and T in front of the zero (because you'd need a US prefix before the S and T, and US calls have no more than two letters in front of the number).
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KQ6Q
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2011, 12:03:13 PM »

Andy - how about AN4STT ?
I've never gone the Vanity route.... consider going for the Extra exam, and check the 'new call sign' box, and see what you get ?
That's what I did 30+ years ago....

Fred, KQ6Q
(was Advanced class, W7HSS before I checked the box!)
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AC5UP
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2011, 12:39:08 PM »

Here's one you can't have....................................

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=635962

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WW3QB
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011, 12:40:25 PM »

Andy - how about AN4STT ?
I've never gone the Vanity route.... consider going for the Extra exam, and check the 'new call sign' box, and see what you get ?
That's what I did 30+ years ago....

Fred, KQ6Q
(was Advanced class, W7HSS before I checked the box!)

Not Valid. 2x3 calls cannot begin with A, only K or W.
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2011, 01:12:24 PM »

Andy - how about AN4STT ?
I've never gone the Vanity route.... consider going for the Extra exam, and check the 'new call sign' box, and see what you get ?
That's what I did 30+ years ago....

Fred, KQ6Q
(was Advanced class, W7HSS before I checked the box!)

The "AN4" prefix is assigned to Spain.
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N4NYY
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011, 01:37:23 PM »

This would work:

WA4NDY
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