AB3TQ, I appreciate your help but please don't take me for an idiot. I understand the nature of the situation. There are no freely available 1x2 / 2x1 calls. I understand long odds and take it or leave it availability. However, search ULS for W4 and scroll through. Its almost entirely vanity calls, even the 1x3s, 2x2s, & 2x3s. What's striking is every time a name is in the call, say, Amy, as in W4AMY there's a chick named Amy registered to that call. Its surprizingly frequent even in the 1x2s. I imagine most of those folks waited for their call to become available for years and then seized the day. I'm exploring ALL my options. Anyone who thinks me foolish for trying at long odds is the one with the problem.