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Old 04-08-2008, 01:57 PM
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Ok, so I'm vain but I don't particularly care for my "preassigned" call sign and I am looking to get a vanity call sign...

I know about searching to see if the call sign is available etc. but for those that have BTDT any tips or tricks?

Any reason to request a K vs. a N vs. a W to start off the call sign with?

Any reason not to add in the second letter (guess for us they are 'D')? i.e. K0 vs. KD0

Anyone have a suggestion for me on what might be a good fit . On my current short list are the following suffixes: ZET, PEZ, WHL, TAZ, TOY, LEX

My main goal here is to get something unique that I can remember , may help others know who I am. A distant third reason would be the coolness factor but obviously as you can see from my choices I'm not working on the part too hard.
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:20 PM
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I chose to keep the "K" because with the exception of Elmer and his dad everyone else in the club starts with K. My assigned Call was pretty easy but I wanted something more personal. I sounded out several variations and settled on my because of how it flowed from the tongue. Basically mine is said in three syllables....K-0-UBN. Simple call for a simple brain....
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:35 PM
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I chose to keep the "K" because with the exception of Elmer and his dad everyone else in the club starts with K. My assigned Call was pretty easy but I wanted something more personal. I sounded out several variations and settled on my because of how it flowed from the tongue. Basically mine is said in three syllables....K-0-UBN. Simple call for a simple brain....
Good points - I also have tried to see how my choices would "flow" and got rid of many that ended up sounding like I was talking while eating peanut butter. Even then some of the above listed suffixes don't really flow. I'm leaning towards either ZET or WHL (i.e. Whale) because they seem to flow the best. If I get my app in soon I "might" have the call sign in time for CM08.
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:00 PM
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Good points - I also have tried to see how my choices would "flow" and got rid of many that ended up sounding like I was talking while eating peanut butter. Even then some of the above listed suffixes don't really flow. I'm leaning towards either ZET or WHL (i.e. Whale) because they seem to flow the best. If I get my app in soon I "might" have the call sign in time for CM08.

How 'bout K0RSR? 2 silly-bles....ok proper is 5 syls but fun is two
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:42 PM
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Hmmm...See, I hadn't even thought of combining it like that - Best I came up with to resemble my screen name was K0COR or K0CSR.

So K0ZET, K0WHL, K0RSR

Hmmm...Now you have me thinking

How about......W0RRY - That seems to fit


EDIT: Never mind...Some yocal in OK has that one already
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:46 PM
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I haven't been able to come up with anything that strikes my fancy. K0CBH is taken.
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:59 PM
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:29 PM
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I haven't been able to come up with anything that strikes my fancy. K0CBH is taken.
I've substantiated that I'm not very creative so I'll just list available options with "CBH"

KA0CBH (expired 8/15/99)
KB0CBH (expired 3/22/98)
KE0CBH | KF0CBH | KG0CBH | KI0CBH | KJ0CBH | KK0CBH
KM0CBH | KN0CBH | KO0CBH | KQ0CBH | KR0CBH | KS0CBH
KT0CBH | KU0CBH | KV0CBH | KW0CBH | KX0CBH | KY0CBH
KZ0CBH

I believe, reading 'da rules, living in CO (region 10) you can have any letter in the 2nd position EXCEPT for 'L' (region 11), 'P' (region 12), and 'H' (region 13).
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:34 PM
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Hey I'll get on this.. anyone want to pick one out for me? I have been leaning towards K0NAK, which I believe is available... I really wanted N0KMN but someone took that one

I'm all ears though if someone wants to give me some suggestions, and yes Technician level, and unlikely to advance in the near future. I for sure want to have this in place before Rubithon, ideally CM.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:46 PM
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I have been leaning towards K0NAK, which I believe is available... I really wanted N0KMN but someone took that one
Yep and yep...

Reading the rules it seems like the 2 character prefixes are generally reserved for the higher class license holders but all of us noob HAMs got "KD0" something so I'm thinking the FCC ran out of 1 character prefix licenses. Sooooo...does that open the door to requesting 2 character prefixes like I listed above for Chris ...I don't know...

But if it does, how about "NA0KMN"

If you want it in time for CM08 you'll have to hurry...Seems to take about 3 weeks or so...
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"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

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