• Vanity Callsigns (D)

    From Daryl Stout@HURRICAN/THUNDER to All on Thu Mar 16 00:05:00 2017

    For Extra class licensees seeking the rare 1x2 or 2x1 Extra class type
    call signs, some on line databases exist that attempt to list the
    potentially vacant calls. These web sites are of great service to Extra
    class hams.

    For Advanced, General, Technician or Novice class amateurs, the number
    of possible choices (in the tens of thousands) is so great that it has
    been impractical for a data base to attempt to provide all of the
    possibly vacant call signs available to these amateurs.

    Several databases can be found on the World Wide Web to assist you.

    AE7Q (http://www.ae7q.com)
    FCC (http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp)
    QRZ (http://www.qrz.com/directory.cgi)

    Even when a call sign does not appear on the FCC database, it may not be available for assignment.

    For individuals looking to develop their list of possible choices, we
    recommend the following approach:

    1. Write down the types of suffixes, the call area number(s) and the
    prefix types you may desire;

    2. Assemble some call signs using your desired components and then check
    on line databases to determine if your choices have already been

    3. For those choices that are not apparently assigned (FCC accepts
    up to 25 call sign choices), arrange them in your desired order
    from most desired (#1) to your last choice (#25).

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