A Vanity call sign is a special Amateur Radio call sign specifically chosen by a person or club who is currently an Amateur Radio licensee (similar in purpose to Vanity license plates on cars). Vanity call signs usually include alphabetical characters of personal significance (e.g., licensees. Vanity Call Signs: For a listing of the ham call signs from the FCC's database that will be coming available tomorrow for submission on a vanity license request, links to call signs that will be coming available in the future, and for a listing of the ham vanity applications that have been granted by the FCC, and for links to the applications.
The license and application databases are replaced at the beginning of every week (usually Sunday morning around 08:30 ET) with new data from the FCC, and infrequently at other times for database configuration changes. The FCC offers amateur radio licensees the opportunity to request a specific call sign for a primary station and for a club station. A vanity call sign is selected by the FCC from a list of call signs requested by the station licensee or the club station license trustee.
Vanity Call Signs: Introduction to Vanity Call Signs A first time licensed Technician Class amateur initially receives a sequentially issued 2-by-3 format station call sign. 2-by-3 means the call sign has two prefix letters, one numeral and three suffix letters such as KA7XXX. Amateur radio call signs are allocated to amateur radio operators around the world. The call signs are used to legally identify the station or operator, with some countries requiring the station call sign to always be used and others allowing the operator call sign instead.
The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. These services present an opportunity for self-training, intercommunication, and technical investigations. Twenty-nine. Applicants have two ways in which to apply for a Vanity call sign. FCC accepts the required forms by mail, or applicants can apply on line using the FCC's web site.. The FCC allows the applicant to submit up to 25, desired call sign choices in the order listed by the applicant.