Filed vanity as original holder, current holder is SK and still marked active

Discussion in 'Community Help Center' started by KC3MQG, Nov 10, 2022.

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  1. KC3MQG

    KC3MQG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I let my Tech Plus license (1x3) lapse back around 2005. I retested in 2018/19 and now have an extra license. The person who was assigned my original call sign died in 2017 (I have the obit). I applied for a Vanity call as the original holder but it was rejected as "not available". I now see that my original call and the SK holder is still in "active" status, expiring in 2024. Is there any way that I could notify the FCC (send the obit?) and have my original call available without waiting until 2024?
  2. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes, they have a procedure for that. I'm not familiar with how it all works so I'd suggest contacting them directly.
  3. KC3MQG

    KC3MQG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks, I'll have to look into how to contact them directly.

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