Topband: Amateur stations

Roger D Johnson n1rj at
Sat Jan 16 13:11:42 EST 2016

One final comment and then I'll be silent.

I recently found this at:

    Call Sign Systems

A unique call sign is assigned to each amateur station during the processing of 
its license applications. Each new call sign is assigned sequentially using the 
sequential call sign system 
<>, which 
is based on the alphabetized regional-group list for the licensee's operator 
class and mailing address. The station is reassigned its same call sign upon 
renewal or modification of its license, unless the licensee applies for a change 
to a new sequentially assigned or vanity call sign on FCC Form 605.
The vanity call sign system 
offers you the opportunity to request a specific call sign for your primary 
station and for your club station. A vanity call sign is selected by the FCC 
from a list of call signs requested by the station licensee or license trustee.
When transmitting in conjunction with an event of special significance, an 
amateur station may transmit the identification announcement using a special 
event call sign 
Substituting a special event call sign may help call attention "on-air" to a 
station's participation in the special event and to the unique opportunity for 
the amateur service community to exchange greetings with the station.

I think this clears up the idea that callsigns are issued to individuals. It's 
clear that callsigns are issued to STATIONS and the requirements for station 
in 97.119 are still valid.

Now, back into my hole.

73, and my apologies for offending anyone, Roger N1RJ

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