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4-Land A-Prefix 2x2 Call Sign Pool Exhausted

Discussion in 'Discussions, Opinions & Editorials' started by AB3MV, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. AB3MV

    AB3MV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does any know if the FCC plans to start sequentially issuing W-prefix and N-prefix 2x2 call signs to Amateur Extras in the 4th call district now that the A-prefix 2x2 pool has been exhausted? I really like my current call sign, but I am starting to think about my retirement years. Even though retirement is quite a few years away, I am starting to think about where I may want to retire. Central Maryland is not a retiree friendly place. Delaware and Pennsylvania are fairly low tax states (at least when compared to Maryland), but I would like to get away from snow and ice, which means moving south. Wherever I end up in retirement, I want my call sign to match my call district, and I do not want a recycled call sign (been there, done that).
     
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Platinum Subscriber Life Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    LOTS of call districts are exhausted for 1x2 and 2x2 calls.... been that way for a long time.
    It's pretty competitive to get those "extra" calls - gotta be quick on the draw at the FCC
    Vanity site to get one for sure... I was VERY happy to get my vintage W7UUU 1x3 call
    recently - I date from the era so it seems perfect.

    Good luck in your quest - just keep up on the list of available calls... be prepared for a LONG wait though.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  3. N1EN

    N1EN Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Within the mainland US, every call area has exhausted the pool of 1×2 and 2×1 calls, at least for sequential issuance to Extras.

    Within the mainland US, only 4-land has exhausted the pool of 2×2 calls beginning with "A". Extras seeking sequential calls in 4-land are now getting 2×2's beginning with "K" from the Class B (Advanced) pool.
     
  4. WW3QB

    WW3QB Ham Member QRZ Page

    The 2x2 calls with first letter K, N, or W are Group B for Advanced. All the sequential Group A call in region 4 have been issued. The last Group B call subsequently issued was KV4JP, so two letter prefix K's won't last much longer.
     
  5. N0YBC

    N0YBC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm going to go test in a month for my Extra, so I guess I'll have to think hard if I want to change my call or not.
     
  6. WW3QB

    WW3QB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not a problem in zero land. The last Group A call sequentially issued was AD0CV. Lots of calls left.
     
  7. W4PG

    W4PG Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I sure like my recycled call sign!! :)
     
  8. AC4BB

    AC4BB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I brought up several 2X2 A prefix calls on the the database from 4 call area.
     
  9. AB3MV

    AB3MV Ham Member QRZ Page

    There are no more virgin 2x2 A-prefix call signs in the 4th call district. AK4ZZ was issued on 12/8/2012. As I mentioned in my original posting, I am not interested in a recycled call sign.
     
  10. AB3MV

    AB3MV Ham Member QRZ Page

    It will take fifty years to hit AK3ZZ in 3-Land.
     
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