Call Letters Meaning on Wikipedia
A. Joseph Ross
Fri Jun 14 19:06:44 EDT 2019
Kinda like cell phone numbers.
Is there any significance to having one or two letters before the number?
On 6/14/2019 8:14 AM, Rob Landry wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Jun 2019, Bob DeMattia wrote:
>> Ham Radio callsigns have few geographics restrictions. Callsigns can
>> in A, K, N, or W regardless of their location.
>> The digit has some meaning with sequentially assigned callsigns
>> where the
>> digit is assigned by one of ten areas:
>> 1 - The New England States
>> 2 - NY/NJ
>> 3 - PA/MD/DE
>> and so on.
> Yes, but unlike broadcasting stations, ham station licenses aren't
> tied to any particular location. The number will indicate where the
> licensee was located when his or her license was granted, but if he or
> she moves, the call sign will not change. I am WB2AVC, having received
> that call sign when I was living in upstate New York in 1975, but I've
> been living in the Boston area for more of the last forty years.
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