I am extra class ham that's trying to help my friend get to retain his father's (deceased about 1-yr ago) call.
What is the time permitted by the FCC, that he can obtain his father's call
My friend still has his father's rig (Yaesu FT-101E xcvr) and plans on obtaining his General ticket (since there's no code test, anymore) on the first time
If the call was an extra class call, ie a 1X2 or a 2X1, then he needs to be an extra class to get it. But if it was a 1X3 or a 2X3, he can get it, even if he is just a tech.
The SK call will be up for grabs to anyone, but it will have to take 2 yrs and a day before its available. But in this case, if its family, you can get it right away. There is a little paperwork that needs to be done.
I have my late grandfathers call right now. He went SK back in 92, and it was just always available, so I applied just under the vanity program.