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Old 04-08-2008, 05:12 PM
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Technician class is eligible for a 1x3 call sign. The FCC assigns 2x3 call signs to everyone, sequentially.

I came up with a list of about 35 call signs that I thought were cute. Most spelled words, with the 0 representing an O. I stuck with the 0 since it does represent the region we are in. I dumped the K.

Here are a few I remember from my list:
N0SFW (not safe for work)
N0DUH
N0OPE
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:13 PM
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Why not K0ZET, that works.

That is why I got K0SLE
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:20 AM
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Why not K0ZET, that works.

That is why I got K0SLE
You read my mind - I thought about "K0RSR" that UB mentioned but then I remembered back to when I had vanity license plates on my '82 Toy SR5 PU. I wanted "SKI2XS" but it was taken. I settled for "SKINXS" and everyone would ask me what "Skinks" meant wondering if I liked reptiles or something . I could see it with the vanity HAM call sign of "K0RSR" and people asking me what "coarser" stood for?

Anywho...Application for K0ZET is in so we'll see. I should get it, it is just a matter of when now. FWIW to others looking to do this, I noticed in many cases the "KD0XXX" call sign was available but that the "K0XXX" call sign was not. I dismissed any of my ideas where this was true to avoid confusion with the owner of the "K0XXX" call sign. And, it sounds like per Matt you may not be able to get anything other than a 1x3 vanity call sign anyway? I only question that because Bill was able to get KD0RCH . Seems to me that if the FCC will grant you a "KD0XXX" call sign then why not a "KA0XXX" or "NA0XXX" call sign? As long as the prefix isn't restricted to a particular region maybe they'd let you have it
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:38 AM
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Yes, you can apply for a vanity 2x3 and/or a vanity 1x3 -- on the same application if you're worried that you might not get your first choice.

I don't think I'd get K0XXX though -- people might think you're playing for the other team.

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Old 04-10-2008, 01:27 PM
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I don't think I'd get K0XXX though -- people might think you're playing for the other team.


I just caught on to what you were stating there

I should have used a $ or * to indicate just a general format instead of the X. Or, we should be worrying about you reading that in the call sign



Tim, put in your app with NA0KMN as the first choice and then whatever else you come up with as your other choice/choices. Who knows...If NA0KMN is an invalid choice they'll just move on to your next choices. You can use the ULS or the other site listed in the other thread to see if any of your choices are already being used or being requested. On the other site you can even query call signs with multiple requests. Some call signs have 20+ requests

If you need help let me know...It seems more daunting than it really is, mostly because you just aren't sure what to put where. The little links they offer to the side on each page with FAQs helped answer most questions I had. What would be really nice is if they offered a "Check this/these callsigns for validity and availabilty link". You can check the later but I have not found anywhere you can check the validity of a call sign.

EDIT: Found this on ARRLs site --> "Extra class type call signs, they can seek a 2x2 or 1x3 call sign (beginning with prefix N, K or W), or a 2x3 call sign (beginning with prefix letter K or W)--FCC call sign Groups B, C or D. General, Technician or Technician Plus class licensees can seek a 1x3 call sign (beginning with prefix N, K or W), or 2x3 call sign (beginning with prefix letter K or W)" - Doesn't look like NA0KMN would be valid regardless of license class because the prefix "N" isn't a choice for 2x3 call signs. I'd give it a shot anyway, just don't hold your breath...

Now, I think this horse has been sufficiently beat
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:50 PM
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I keep looking at this thread trying to come up with a vanity call sign for my screen name but the only thing I come up with is K0VRT, I do like the way Kilo zero victor romeo tango rolls off the tongue,but just don't know Any other idea's?
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putting the site here, so I don't have to search for it again http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/vanity.html

I like K0VRT, Dan. I think I'm going to go for NN0KMN myself, what do you guys think?
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I keep looking at this thread trying to come up with a vanity call sign for my screen name but the only thing I come up with is K0VRT, I do like the way Kilo zero victor romeo tango rolls off the tongue,but just don't know Any other idea's?
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I like K0VRT...Like covert - You can be the covert Convert

You could be totally absent of uniqueness like me and go with K0DAN (if it ain't already taken)
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:06 PM
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putting the site here, so I don't have to search for it again http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/vanity.html

I like K0VRT, Dan. I think I'm going to go for NN0KMN myself, what do you guys think?

Tim,

Did you by chance read the bottom of post #16? It doesn't look like you can do a 2x3 call sign when starting off with the "N" prefix...Don't know why as they allow 2x3 call signs that start off with K or W. Look under "What Vanity Call Sign Choices are Available?" on the page you linked to...

I won't even suggest starting of with a K and then 0KMN but you could be W0KMN . If it were me, I'd throw NN0KMN or NA0KMN on the app and then 1 or more of ones you know will work. Who knows, maybe it will slip through. The most that will happen is they will deny/dismiss the first 1 or 2 as being invalid and pick the next available one that is valid. Good luck!
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:12 AM
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Crap, dude. Yours isn't easy at all.

Taken
N0KMN
N4KMN

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K0TNK
K0MAN
N0KMA (canceled last year)
N4KFC (do you like fried chicken?)
N4KMZ
NK0MAN (but this may not be an option, as Jeff said)
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