Amateur Radio License Plates!

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by WB4AEJ, Feb 6, 2021.

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  1. N2UHC

    N2UHC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I lived in a bigger city when I had my ham tags, though. Still never had a problem.
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  2. KG5TON

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    My plate came in today and I put it as my profile picture.
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  3. WB4AEJ

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    They are definitely great for that!
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  4. KJ7ZII

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    The State of Arizona has 64 specialty license plates for autos, vans, and light duty trucks alone. As a former cop, I notice plates, but rarely ever see an Amateur radio plate. Part of the reason they aren't more popular is that one cannot order them online and who really wants to stand in a long line at DMV / MVD?
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  5. WB4AEJ

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  6. WB4AEJ

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    You are quite mistaken. Since the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division launched their new Web site at, you most certainly can order specialty plates online.
    in fact, I wrote an article on how to do it in our club newsletter. Feel free to read it:
    It focuses on getting an amateur plate nline. But you should be able to adapt the instructions to other kinds of specialty plates.
    I later wrote an article on why you should get an amateur radio plate.
    Feel free to read it at
    Fred, WB4AEJ
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  7. AE7BF

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    I always find it hilarious that people are worried about a ham plate making them a target... Usually it would be antennas mounted to the thing that would be the dead giveaway for thieves.
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  8. KJ7ZII

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    I suggest you not take as empirical evidence any club newsletter for anything other than club news.

    Evidence (Ipso Jure}:

    There are two Arizona MVD websites and this is the public one for those without a personalized account: / NOTE : You cannot order this plate online. Please complete the Special Plate Application and order by mail.

    Also see:


    1 Plate Issued

    $25 initial application fee/ $25 annual renewal. Applicant must have a valid amateur operator license from the Federal Communications Commission. The plate number is the FCC assigned call sign.

    $17 dollars of the fee goes to a special fund for college scholarships, youth programs, and emergency response communications.

    Special Plate Application (form #96-0143(link is external)) is required. [Highlighted for evidentiary reference].

    Also available with a disability symbol.

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  9. N5SYZ

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    why did you get rid of your plate?
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  10. N5SYZ

    N5SYZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    i have had my plate for years and nothing has happoned --------yet.
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