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Seldom Seen
03-03-2008, 11:41 PM
CLICK HERE!!! (http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchAmateur.jsp)

Type in your last name and ZIP --> click Search at the bottom right corner :thumb:



Sticky PLS

Hulk
03-04-2008, 12:09 AM
Stuck. :)

timmbuck2
03-06-2008, 09:42 AM
am I the only one who gets this no matter what I search for?

Last Request was Canceled at Thu, Mar 6 at 11:44:17 EST on Server wireless2.fcc.gov:huldra
Please try again.

Chris
03-06-2008, 09:49 AM
Just put in your last name and zip code in the Licensee field. You'll get this until your info is available: No matches found To try again, you can perform a new search or refine your existing search.

Red_Chili
03-06-2008, 09:50 AM
It works for me.
Doesn't return anything, but the search works.

timmbuck2
03-06-2008, 09:50 AM
I am not getting "no matches found" I am getting "Last Request was Canceled" even if I search for a call sign I know belongs to someone.


firewall issue. I go outside the firewall and it is fine. You can delete all of my posts here. :)

Groucho
03-06-2008, 12:02 PM
be patient.

I think the earliest would be Friday that anyone sees anything. I tried "Farr" in the datatbase because I knew it will bring up Matt "Hulk" Farr to see if the datatbase is working. It is. Matt came up as the only one in the zipcode with that last name who has a license. Once one of you shows up, the others will likely be alphabetical behind (or in front of) them:).

corsair23
03-06-2008, 12:11 PM
Once one of you shows up, the others will likely be alphabetical behind (or in front of) them:).

Oh great...Booted to the end of the line again :eek:. This constant last name prejudice and discrimination by the government has to stop. It is not fair I say :mad:. I'm thinking lawsuit...A cool $1M judgement should suffice :thumb:

Oh well...I guess I'll hold off checking until sometime next week then :hill:

Groucho
03-06-2008, 01:20 PM
Oh great...Booted to the end of the line again :eek:. This constant last name prejudice and discrimination by the government has to stop. It is not fair I say :mad:. I'm thinking lawsuit...A cool $1M judgement should suffice :thumb:

Oh well...I guess I'll hold off checking until sometime next week then :hill:

:lmao:

No, I mean the callsigns will be in alphabetical order. :lmao:

corsair23
03-06-2008, 03:32 PM
:lmao:

No, I mean the callsigns will be in alphabetical order. :lmao:

Oh....Nevermind then :hill:

I really was looking forward to a nice settlement though :D

Hulk
03-06-2008, 10:56 PM
I think they issue call signs in the order that you finished the test. Were you a speedy test taker?

Groucho
03-07-2008, 09:01 AM
I think they issue call signs in the order that you finished the test. Were you a speedy test taker?

The FCC cares not who finished first. They do not issue by alphabetical order. It is random.
The bundle of tests will be sent to the FCC and then callsigns will be generated by how they are entered. If Mrs. Farr was first on the list, she gets the next available call. If Mr. Zettl is first, he does. The testing session VEC has nothing to do with who gets what call. We may not even see all sequential call signs, even though the group will be subbmitted at the same time. Gubment is like that.

corsair23
03-07-2008, 12:27 PM
I figure when the call sign comes, it comes. I've just been having fun :hill: - heck, I don't even have a radio yet that I can listen on let alone talk on so I'm in no hurry. And with a vowel challenged last name like I have it is always a crap shoot to see if whoever enters the information in gets it right or not. Sometimes I'm Zettle, Zehl, Zettel, etc. etc. :eek:

As far as the test taking, it wasn't near as "structured" as I though it would be which was fine by me. By that I mean we didn't all sit down at the same time, get tests, and then all start at the same time. Some started earlier than others, some finished earlier than others. Heck, 1/2 the group was still over at Chipotle eating burritos while others were already taking the test so by the time they started taking the test some of us were already done. In the end I think that worked out better for the VEs and VEC as it gave them a chance to sort of spread the overall load out a tad :thumb:

Red_Chili
03-11-2008, 07:29 AM
So just how long does it TAKE the Feds to enter data, ANYWAY?!?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/kboom.gif

nuclearlemon
03-11-2008, 07:46 AM
took two or three weeks for me.

Red_Chili
03-11-2008, 08:05 AM
Wow. Guess it may have been a waste of time to get the radio installed for the Kokopelli Trail ride this weekend.

DaveInDenver
03-11-2008, 09:02 AM
Wow. Guess it may have been a waste of time to get the radio installed for the Kokopelli Trail ride this weekend.
I don't think so. You can listen (and you should listen to repeaters and hams a lot at first to get the lingo and technique) and if it's an emergency, you have it there. I certainly would not be the one to encourage you to key up illegally or anything, but it's the middle of the desert and there's no one around.

Rogue Leader
03-11-2008, 03:48 PM
Call signs are up!!!!!!! KD0DHU. They got my middle name wrong though.

DaveInDenver
03-11-2008, 04:02 PM
Today's (3/11/08) new amateurs from Colorado. Congrats! I recognize most of you in here.

KD0DHG Hamilton, Melford S
KD0DHH Hamilton, Jeffrey A
KD0DHI Hoover, Corbet E
KD0DHJ Miller, Matthew T
KD0DHK Bosley, David D
KD0DHL Farr, Karie H
KD0DHM Buchanan, Timothy V
KD0DHN Stafford, Chris
KD0DHO Morgan Jr, William H
KD0DHP Yoder, Scott R
KD0DHQ Koons, Michael D
KD0DHR Chaney, Mark A
KD0DHS Prewitt II, William C
KD0DHT Zettl, Jeff S
KD0DHU Jones, Sean K

nuclearlemon
03-11-2008, 04:09 PM
Call signs are up!!!!!!! KD0DHU. They got my middle name wrong though.

they had my address wrong too. you can sign up to get into your account to make changes. you get a letter in a couple of weeks with a password so login to make changes. it won't show the changes on their website though (at least not right away, cause i changed mine and it's still wrong on the website.)

Uncle Ben
03-11-2008, 04:09 PM
Today's (3/11/08) new amateurs from Colorado. Congrats! I recognize most of you in here.

KD0DHG Hamilton, Melford S
KD0DHH Hamilton, Jeffrey A
KD0DHI Hoover, Corbet E
KD0DHJ Miller, Matthew T
KD0DHK Bosley, David D
KD0DHL Farr, Karie H
KD0DHM Buchanan, Timothy V
KD0DHN Stafford, Chris
KD0DHO Morgan Jr, William H
KD0DHP Yoder, Scott R
KD0DHQ Koons, Michael D
KD0DHR Chaney, Mark A
KD0DHS Prewitt II, William C
KD0DHT Zettl, Jeff S
KD0DHU Jones, Sean K

WOW!!!!! :eek: That is an impressive list! Congratulations everyone! :thumb::thumb:

Chris
03-11-2008, 04:27 PM
Thanks for posting this up for us!

KD0DHN

:cheers:

corsair23
03-11-2008, 04:41 PM
:woot:

Guess the fact that I put the wrong date on the test, application, etc. didn't matter in the end :lol:

Stupid leap year threw my cheapy Timex for a loop so as far as I was concerned I took the test on 3/4/08. Good thing the VEs and VEC triple checked the forms :D

73

KD0DHT clear

(time for a vanity call sign :) - question is, what to request :confused:)

Romer
03-11-2008, 06:20 PM
Congrats guys and gals

Seldom Seen
03-11-2008, 07:27 PM
Congrats to everyone :beer::cheers::party:

Tramontana
03-11-2008, 07:29 PM
I just got home from borrowing an HT from Groucho, to find that we have our callsigns!!!

Whoot!!!

Shark Bait
03-11-2008, 07:50 PM
Congrats everyone! :clap:

Convert
03-11-2008, 08:22 PM
Congrats everyone welcome to the dark side :thumb:PS Just throw your CB away you will not want it anymore

Uncle Ben
03-11-2008, 08:59 PM
Soooooo....what is the RS Ham total at now?

Seldom Seen
03-11-2008, 11:42 PM
Soooooo....what is the RS Ham total at now?

Rec'n 35 give or take

Mendocino
03-12-2008, 06:09 AM
35, Wow, that's about 30% of the overall membership; impressive.:thumb:

Uncle Ben
03-12-2008, 07:35 AM
Rec'n 35 give or take Impressive! :thumb:

DaveInDenver
03-12-2008, 08:31 AM
QSo'ing with KD0DHO last night about his new call. It's a bit clumsy. But Karie's KD0DHL will be easy to remember, eh?

Groucho
03-12-2008, 11:40 AM
Impressive! :thumb:

35 is pretty good. Does anyone want to post up this info on MUD and see if there is another club out there who has more? Friendly compettition always makes thing fun:D

Hulk
03-12-2008, 12:46 PM
QSo'ing with KD0DHO last night about his new call. It's a bit clumsy. But Karie's KD0DHL will be easy to remember, eh?

Not bad, but she already has her vanity sign picked out. :D

DaveInDenver
03-12-2008, 12:51 PM
Not bad, but she already has her vanity sign picked out. :D
You guys and your vanity calls. Bunch of prima donna 80 owners. :-)

Uncle Ben
03-12-2008, 01:19 PM
You guys and your vanity calls. Bunch of prima donna 80 owners. :-)

Whiner!

DaveInDenver
03-12-2008, 01:23 PM
Whiner!
I'm just upset that K0PEG and K0PS are taken. Although KB0OBS is not... I do wish H1LUX was a valid call sign.

Red_Chili
03-12-2008, 01:26 PM
Tell me you don't want KB0OBS. Say it ain't so.

DaveInDenver
03-12-2008, 01:30 PM
Tell me you don't want KB0OBS. Say it ain't so.
I didn't until I typed it out and saw it. Who wouldn't want a QSL card from me, then?

Red_Chili
03-12-2008, 01:38 PM
I heard a rumour that one of the wives who is newly callsigned actually wanted that one. You would not want to be a spoilsport, now, wouldja?

DaveInDenver
03-12-2008, 01:42 PM
Puleez, I'm not getting a vanity call sign. I'm just a humble gear jamming, PBR-drinking, knuckle-draggin' Hilux driver.

Uncle Ben
03-12-2008, 01:49 PM
Puleez, I'm not getting a vanity call sign. I'm just a humble gear jamming, PBR-drinking, knuckle-draggin' Hilux driver.

Give the man a kazillian miles of washboard two lane, a full tank of gas, some TSB's relating to nuclear physics, an hour for every 45 miles and a 2x3 government assigned handle and he will be happy as any man could be! :p: :flamingo: :bowdown: http://www.dinicartoons.com/forum/images/smilies/Star_Wars/yoda5.gif

DaveInDenver
03-12-2008, 01:54 PM
Hey, why do I need a special government relocation code? The one auto assigned is easy for me to understand when my case worker calls. Did we forget to mention that in ham class? Your FCC call sign is really a CIA re-education identifier. All stuff we talked about, just a cover for the Major League Baseball guy in the back of the class erasing your memory. As you can probably tell, my progress is pretty far along. I made great leaps when I jammed a fork in the microwave safety switch so that I don't have to close the door to make it run.

Red_Chili
03-26-2008, 07:40 AM
So how long does it take to get the vanity call sign applied? I see that I am 'pending application', and that it was reviewed on 3/13. Is there some action I need to take?

Hulk
03-26-2008, 08:41 AM
So how long does it take to get the vanity call sign applied? I see that I am 'pending application', and that it was reviewed on 3/13. Is there some action I need to take?

It takes longer than you might think -- 3 weeks was what it took for me. I actually called the FCC because I thought I needed to do something else. "No, just wait." And eventually it came through.

Did you do it all online?

Hulk
03-26-2008, 08:43 AM
I'm just upset that K0PEG and K0PS are taken. Although KB0OBS is not... I do wish H1LUX was a valid call sign.

This cracks me up. I wonder if they would actually give it to you? I'm guessing not.

Red_Chili
03-26-2008, 09:39 AM
Did you do it all online?
Yup. Required some braille skills. :lmao:

Hulk
03-26-2008, 11:16 AM
Yup. Required some braille skills. :lmao:

I did mine all online too, except that I did print the form out, sign it, and mail it in. I thought this was required, since it shows that a signature is required. However, a few days ago, I got a letter in the mail from the FCC stating that it was "dismissed" because it was a duplicate (I think). Their language is hard to parse. So I checked the FCC website in a panic, thinking that they had dismissed the entire application. Lo and behold, my new call sign had been granted and was online.

Their website could be improved with some usability testing.

Red_Chili
03-26-2008, 11:41 AM
Yeah, some QA person with the FCC called and asked about "my experience". I told her that with some help from my 4x4 club I was able to figure it out, but would have been befuddled otherwise! Told her pretty much the same thing you just said.

rock_wagon
04-02-2008, 02:14 PM
Red_Chilli looks like your vanity sign came through, I have been watching yours wondering when the heck they will get to mine!

Red_Chili
04-03-2008, 09:03 AM
It will happen. Some bureaucrat has to work through his/her queue.

Mendocino
04-03-2008, 08:47 PM
I'm very happy to report that I have upgraded my ticket as of tonight:

Jeff Hamilton
KDDHH (General):)
Broomfield

Romer
04-03-2008, 09:36 PM
I'm very happy to report that I have upgraded my ticket as of tonight:

Jeff Hamilton
KDDHH (General):)
Broomfield

Congrats Jeff:thumb:

Uncle Ben
04-03-2008, 09:38 PM
I'm very happy to report that I have upgraded my ticket as of tonight:

Jeff Hamilton
KDDHH (General):)
Broomfield

Congratulations Jeff!

Mendocino
04-03-2008, 10:08 PM
Thanks guys! I am really happy that I can study something else for a while.

Now, I just need to figure out how to due the CBR from my HT to my (to be purchased) VT-710A in the '40, which then uses Sky Command to the TS-2000X at home to DX on HF. I figure I have a bit of time before we reach the solar maxima to get this all figured out (and purchased).;)

Hulk
04-04-2008, 09:58 AM
Congrats, Jeff!

Hulk
04-20-2008, 11:18 PM
Karie's new call sign has been awarded: she is now K0FAR. Very cool, eh?

corsair23
04-21-2008, 02:23 AM
Karie's new call sign has been awarded: she is now K0FAR. Very cool, eh?

Very :cool:

nakman
05-23-2008, 01:10 PM
So how do you know when your vanity call has been accepted? I poked around and could see the thing in process, but that's as far as I could figure out. :confused:

Red_Chili
05-23-2008, 01:24 PM
Just keep checking. One morning it will be official. ~2 weeks or so.

Uncle Ben
05-23-2008, 01:58 PM
So how do you know when your vanity call has been accepted? I poked around and could see the thing in process, but that's as far as I could figure out. :confused:

Wait for Ricardo to tell you! :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao: Worked for me! ;)

corsair23
05-23-2008, 05:06 PM
So how do you know when your vanity call has been accepted? I poked around and could see the thing in process, but that's as far as I could figure out. :confused:


http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=6717

IIRC I got mine ON the day it predicted. I think the FCC just likes to make people wait :hill:

nakman
05-23-2008, 08:47 PM
Hey thanks for the link Jeff (and Kevin). So I'm currently "pending level 2," predicted to be assigned to the applicant. so another week of waiting..

Romer
05-23-2008, 09:32 PM
Gee, you guys made me do it now. Have to keep up with the cool kids

Just applied for K0ROM. Based on that prediction site lead times, It should be close for our little trip

Uncle Ben
05-23-2008, 10:18 PM
Gee, you guys made me do it now. Have to keep up with the cool kids

Just applied for K0ROM. Based on that prediction site lead times, It should be close for our little trip

:thumb: ;):hill:

Shark Bait
05-23-2008, 10:37 PM
I couldn't find one with CH or CBH in it that I liked. :(

Romer
05-24-2008, 11:18 AM
I couldn't find one with CH or CBH in it that I liked. :(


K0SBT - Shark Bait
K0CGR - Cigar
K0FTY - Forty
K0CHT
K0PIG

W0CBT
W0CBH

Romer
05-24-2008, 11:29 AM
Does it take a few days to show paid

http://www.ae7q.com/list/Prediction.php?PREDICT=Unpaid_

Mine says unpaid, yet I did it online last night at the same time I submitted the app

So assuming this is a non-issue, this predicts assignment on June 10th

Shark Bait
05-24-2008, 12:13 PM
K0SBT - Shark Bait
K0CGR - Cigar
K0FTY - Forty
K0CHT
K0PIG

W0CBT
W0CBH

W0CBH isn't available. Ironically it's owned by some guy in Parker, CO. :eek:

Romer
05-24-2008, 12:52 PM
How about the Farr approach so no one will forget your handle

W0PEE

Chris
05-24-2008, 06:02 PM
So what are the restrictions and/or requirements that have to be used to compose a vanity call sign?

Uncle Ben
05-24-2008, 06:08 PM
So what are the restrictions and/or requirements that have to be used to compose a vanity call sign?

Search button is your friend! http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=69887&postcount=17

Chris
05-26-2008, 10:38 AM
Search button is your friend! http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=69887&postcount=17

Thanks for the link UB, still learning these forum things. ;)