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Author Topic: Vanity callsign approval  (Read 2804 times)
KW9WK
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« on: September 25, 2017, 06:33:34 AM »

SO, I passed my Amateur Extra exam with flying colors (48 out of 50) - waited for the FCC to process everything, the applied for a 1x2. 

My question - How long may applications typically stay in "pending" status?

Anyone have any experience  with this?

I feel like a kid waiting for package in the mail!
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Lenny, AC9RN (Formerly KB2NYA)
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 07:27:33 AM »


Well, let's see. The FCC is a government agency. Any other questions?

Oh and congratulations Lenny. How's that cobweb antenna doing you. I gave up on 17 meters.
It's just so unoccupied.

Now that 160 season is upon us, I'm going to work a lot of Morse on the Top band.

Good luck and say hey to the family.

Kraus
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W3HF
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 07:34:52 AM »

Well if you are waiting for a license grant from the FCC for K9RZ, you'll be waiting a long time. You applied too late for it this time.

K9RZ expired on 17 Sept 2015. That means it became available for application on 18 Sept 2017, two years plus one day after expiration. Five people applied that day, so unless all of those applications are defective, one of them will get it. A few more applied on the 19th, and then you (and another) on the 20th.

You only have a chance if all of the apps on both the 18th and the 19th are defective, meaning some technical issue. (For example, one of the three apps on the 19th was from a Tech.)

I'd suggest you spend some time on Dean Gibson's site, AE7Q. He has a lot of resources (and a useful message board) to help you through the vanity process.

By the way, the answer to your fundamental question (How long does it take for a vanity application to process?) is 18-21 days, depending on the day of the week you apply and whether there is a holiday involved. That kind of info is also on Dean's site.
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KW9WK
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 10:11:18 AM »

Thanks for the info W3HF ! I will check the info out and proceed from there - I have little idea how this stuff works, so your help is greatly appreciated!

Krauss - The cobweb just went back up yesterday. I tuned it on the ground, using a ladder and too get it as high and clear as I could - The 2:1 bandwidth is pretty narrow of course, and things changed once I got it on the roof, of course.

A topic for another forum, for sure.  Thanks everyone very much!
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Lenny, AC9RN (Formerly KB2NYA)
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 10:18:42 AM »


Alrighty Lenny. Wouldn't it be easier just to climb the antenna? I can see you now. Oh gosh now I got me laughing.

And there's one 's' not two and no 'e'.

Kraus

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KC5JPZ
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 07:21:10 AM »

My call sign change from kc5jpz to aj5ae took about three weeks as I remember.
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W8WMM
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 05:23:43 AM »

Provided that your desired vanity call sign is available, you are eligible for it and the application was done correctly, it takes 18 days, give or take, between application and grant. AE7Q has developed some amazing FCC database query software and published it on his website. (http://www.ae7q.com/query/) It is very comprehensive, especially where Extra vanity calls are concerned. I noted that there are more applications on file than 2x1 and 1x2 calls available.
I used the site to find that I will almost certainly be issued W8WMM next Friday, 11/17.  Smiley

73 and good luck.
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