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Vanity processing time

Discussion in 'Becoming a Ham - Q&A' started by N5OLA, Mar 25, 2019.

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  1. N5OLA

    N5OLA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Hi -- I was recently re-licensed (after 30 years of dormancy) and applied to get back my old callsign from the 80s. Just curious to hear from anyone who has recently received a vanity license and how long did it take to process?

    Will KI5DQT (soon to be N5OLA)
  2. KB9VY

    KB9VY Ham Member QRZ Page

    What date did you apply for N5OLA? There are currently no requests in the system for this callsign. If you go to you can read all about the process. The site explains exactly how many days it will take, and provides predictions on the result.
  3. N5OLA

    N5OLA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    It's showing up on the FCC ULS ("pending"). PS THANKS for the lead on that website. But I'm concerned if there are no requests for this callsign. I applied on Mar 13.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    That means just that: it's pending.

    There is a period you must wait for any other folks claiming it (direct family members - father, son, etc.). I think that's 30 days but don't remember for sure.

    Just hang tight and you'll find out soon enough. Also factor in the FCC is still a bit of a mess after the shutdown.

  5. N4AAB

    N4AAB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Mine took 19 days from request to issuance.
  6. W6RZ

    W6RZ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Unfortunately, it looks like made a mistake entering your requested call sign. On AE7Q, it's showing up as N50LA, not N5OLA. You may want to cancel your request and try again.
  7. K7MEM

    K7MEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    It shows up in the ULS that way too. Looks like the FCC made a boo boo too. A call sign with a "50" shouldn't be valid. I'm surprised that it go past the computer.
  8. N5OLA

    N5OLA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thank you all for making this discovery. I have submitted a request to the FCC. I knew there must be a snafu somewhere in the system. Again, thanks!

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