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Seven-Delta-FortyOne

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Took the Tech and General tests about a week and a half ago, and the license just showed up. Yippee-Kai-aye.


I'm a little disappointed with my call sign, however. :sad:

I got a 6 digit call, so it'll sound like I'm a Tech instead of a General. I wanted a 1x3. Oh well, there's always a vanity call sign.





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JustLou

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Took the Tech and General tests about a week and a half ago, and the license just showed up. Yippee-Kai-aye.


I'm a little disappointed with my call sign, however. :sad:

I got a 6 digit call, so it'll sound like I'm a Tech instead of a General. I wanted a 1x3. Oh well, there's always a vanity call sign.


Delta
Congratulations. ...Just get a vanity call. There are sources on the net that will allow you to look-up
what call signs aren't assigned yet. I had a KC2 call for a long time, and just switched to a W2 call.
 

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At least half of the Extras that I know have a 2x3 call. If you've been a ham a long time, your call becomes a part of you, and you're reluctant to change it.

I've been a ham for 23 years and only recently upgraded to General. Kept my 2x3. And I'll keep it when I upgrade to Extra too.
 

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There are no 1x3 callsigns, also known as Group C, available in the FCC's amateur radio sequential callsign system anywhere in the FCC's jurisdiction. Everybody who is first licensed as a Technician or General gets a 2x3, also known as Group D, unless you are in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, etc., where you'd get a 2x2.

Of course, with a Technician or General license, you are eligible for a 1x3 under the vanity callsign system.
 

mikepdx

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Took the Tech and General tests about a week and a half ago, and the license just showed up. Yippee-Kai-aye.


I'm a little disappointed with my call sign, however. :sad:

I got a 6 digit call, so it'll sound like I'm a Tech instead of a General. I wanted a 1x3. Oh well, there's always a vanity call sign.

Delta
Only 2X3's are sequentially issued to Generals and Techs
in the lower 48 these days.
So, you do sound like a General too.
Congratulations.
 

AA4JR

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Congrats!!! I had a 1X3 when I got my tech back in 1993 in New York. When I upgraded to General in 2001 I opted for a new call sign to reflect my move to North Carolina and I received a 2x3.
 
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