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Old 10-12-2017, 12:36 AM
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I agree with you and I totally would buy a vanity.
The FCC eliminated the vanity fee for amateur radio licenses in 2015. Again, that was for "amateur radio licenses". The point here is that it cost the FCC more to refund fees to people going for the same callsign. I am doubtful that the FCC would enter into that kind of mess again, but you never know.

I would like a vanity GMRS call too, but I do not have any hope of that.

As to the turnaround on GMRS licensing, I received mine last week and it took about 16 hours from submission time to it showing up in the database and getting the email confirming.
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The FCC eliminated the vanity fee for amateur radio licenses in 2015. Again, that was for "amateur radio licenses". The point here is that it cost the FCC more to refund fees to people going for the same callsign. I am doubtful that the FCC would enter into that kind of mess again, but you never know.

I would like a vanity GMRS call too, but I do not have any hope of that.

As to the turnaround on GMRS licensing, I received mine last week and it took about 16 hours from submission time to it showing up in the database and getting the email confirming.
What would be available for GMRS vanities? You know like how there are limits on the prefixes for amateur vanity calls, what would be available on the GMRS side? Any W***123 types? Would the old school CB radio license style callsigns like some old GMRSers still have be open to vanity?
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What would be available for GMRS vanities? You know like how there are limits on the prefixes for amateur vanity calls, what would be available on the GMRS side? Any W***123 types? Would the old school CB radio license style callsigns like some old GMRSers still have be open to vanity?

I have my GMRS License as well. The Call Sign is 4 letters and 3 numbers and the FCC as far as I know, selects the Call Sign for you for what ever is available.
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No vanity callsigns in GMRS that I'm aware of. You simply get issued whatever the next callsign is that comes up in the ULS when the license is issued. That's part of why I make d@mn sure that I don't let my current GMRS license expire so I can keep my callsign forever. My GMRS callsign (KAE9013) resembles an old CB callsign because it predates licensing through the ULS.


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