To make an application you must have a Federal Registration Number FRN and it must have your current call sign associated with it. Holidays occuring between the received date and the processed date don't seem to change the schedule. Vanity call signs usually include alphabetical characters of personal significance e. Two letter prefix with first letter K or W. Ham Radio Class Locations. You can use the AE7Q web site referenced below to determine whether a call is available by verifying the Available Date. If at least one of your calls is available at the time you submit your application, you will be awarded a new vanity call in days.
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 database to attempt to provide all of the possibly vacant call signs available to these amateurs. Using the Universal Licensing System ULS : Although you can file a request for a vanity call the old fashioned way, filing a paper form request, I would recommend that you file your request online. FCC Enforcement Actions. Some vanity call prefixes are reserved for amateurs with mailing addresses in Alaska, Puerto Rico or Hawaii which are FCC call sign Regions 11, 12, A one-by-one call sign consists of a single prefix letter K, N or W , the region number 0 to 9 and a single suffix letter A to Z with the exception of the letter X. In other words, the one you want the most should be in box 1. Palmyra or Jarvis Island.
W5YI - How do I determine what Vanity call signs are available to me?
Former primary station holder : By checking this box, I certify that the call sign being requested was previously assigned to my station and that I can provide documentation if requested. If you choose to you can select any Region for your vanity call sign. Others are restricted by the FCC. Therefore, any call sign that is still in the FCC database and shown as active is not assignable as a Vanity call sign. 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 database to attempt to provide all of the possibly vacant call signs available to these amateurs.
Vanity Application Processing Schedule Here some facts about the timeline for application processing:. A Vanity call sign can only be obtained in exchange traded in for an existing call. How do I determine what Vanity call signs are available to me? After clicking continue you will be asked to enter the call sign you are requesting as your primary license call sign. There are multiple resources out there.