Jump to navigation. A unique call sign is assigned to each amateur station during the processing of its license applications. Each new call sign is assigned sequentially using the sequential call sign system, which is based on the alphabetized regional-group list for the licensee's operator class and mailing address.
Select the desired search criteria with the fields below to search for an available callsign. You can search for specific callsign suffix characters by typing them in the field labeled "Suffix" and then clicking on the "Search" button. It should be noted that there are valid callsigns that will not show up here simply because they have never been held by anyone since the FCC began keeping track of callsigns online.
You don't get to choose the call sign. Once you have been assigned a call sign you can trade it in for a specific 1-by-3 format call sign meaning one letter, either K, N or W, one numeral - zero through nine and three suffix letters of your choosing under the new Vanity Call Sign System. A few "N" calls are available.
Let us firstly review the current situation:. Italian calls with a three-letter suffix :. After no such calls were issued any longer there is no vanity call program in Italy. IK3DEF are fairly old calls issued between andin strict alphabetical order.
The database is available online already so it just needs to be added to your catalogue. It is searchable via a number of sites including the one below but the actual authority is IC. Dave Derry - April 14,
You followed this link so now you're gonna get my simplified description of the international allocation of radio call-signs. Amateur Radio call-signs, or those issued for other radio services, are not assigned in a vacuum. The International Telecommunications Union ITU is the governing organization for all electronic communication regulations worldwide.
Forgot Password? The FCC offers amateur licensees the opportunity to request a specific call sign for a primary station and for a club station. A call sign is selected by the FCC from a list of call signs requested by the licensee or license trustee.
From a knowledge of these ham radio call signs it is possible to learn something about the licencee - the type of amateur radio or ham radio licence held and also when it was issued. As the types of ham radio licence available have changed over the years, and different call sign series were issued for each one, it may be difficult to identify what the callsigns mean without a table and explanation. Within the UK, there are three types of amateur radio licence that can be obtained, namely the Foundation Licence, Intermediate Licence and the Full Licence.
Amateur radio call signs are allocated to amateur radio operators around the world. The call signs are used to legally identify the station or operator, with some countries requiring the station call sign to always be used and others allowing the operator call sign instead. The International Telecommunication Union ITU allocates call sign prefixes for radio and television stations of all types. Since these have been used to uniquely identify operators and locate amateur stations within a geographical region or country of the world.