U.S. amateurs where is your call number from? x

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by K0UO, Sep 3, 2021.


Do you have a call sign with a district number out of the District that you currently live?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    This is a survey for U.S. amateurs to determine how many of you have calls with numbers out of the FCC area map where you currently live.

    Many of us move from State to State and District to District all the time.

    The FCC still follows their Area structure when assigning initial call signs.

    But you can move anywhere now and keep you call, and can request a vanity call from any District.
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  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Born, raised, lived and will die in 7 land :)

    KD7LX, WZ7U, WG7X and 2 others like this.
  3. N0NC

    N0NC Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I've been in KH6, W4, W6, KG6(Guam), VQ9(chagos),KA6(Japan), Philipines, W7, and W0. Till I retired in 1993 I had the Hawaii call the longest. It was a big pain though, any time I got on the air, everybody thought Hawaii was coming in, and I had to disappoint them. Since I don't plan to live anywhere exotic again, I stick with these one till the end.
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  4. NG0L

    NG0L Subscriber QRZ Page

    ↑↑↑↑ This, except ZERO-land ↑↑↑↑
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  5. N0TZU

    N0TZU Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I’m just a big zero. (But might be persuaded to be a 7 someday.)
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  6. K2CD

    K2CD Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I voted "Yes" but I doubt the distance I am away from the 2-land border is going to be messing up anyone's beam headings.

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  7. WD0BCT

    WD0BCT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I've been a big zero ever since moving to big zero land. I was a 2 when a novice in NYS.

    I can understand maintaining a call from a previous state you lived in. I don't agree but I understand.

    I can't understand requesting a vanity call sign for a state you never lived in...unless of course you are in the Witness Protection Program! :D
    WA7ARK, KP4SX, W4LJ and 1 other person like this.
  8. N8RKD

    N8RKD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Every call sign I've ever had is from the 8th call district.
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  9. AE1N

    AE1N Ham Member QRZ Page

    My story: I was K7GN out of SLC Utah. This call was obtained back in the 70's incentive licensing. (I was W7HOI before.) This is a very "cherry" call and I vowed I would NEVER change it. But I job transferred to New England in 1981. I kept the call but faced several negatives.
    1. I would call CQ and raise European calls readily but more than one European would express their disappointment and even kindly 'scold' me.
    2. Hams would hear K7GN and turn their beams to 7-land and sometimes I would lose them.
    3. Working contests became problematic.
    4. Hams would hean K7GN and try to put me in NV instead of NH.
    So in 1996 I finally threw in the towel and through the Vanity Call system was able to obtain AE1N.
    AE1N Layne narrrow.jpg

    I've been a happy trooper ever since...
    ---Layne AE1N, Nashua NH
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  10. N3EG

    N3EG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've been a ham in 3 land for almost 6 years, then in 6 land for almost 6 years, then in 7 land for 35 years today. When I visit family in 3 land, they think I'm a foreigner - but everyone knows me here. I'm usually 90 degrees away from everyone's beam when 6 meters opens.
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