Vanity Call-Sign Granted!

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Vanity Call-Sign Granted!

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Post by BruisedFJ » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:56 pm

Finally, after sending in four iterations of the application, two checks and a credit card payment (one of the checks was returned - twice :o ), our friends at the FCC gave up and granted me my vanity call sign: KV6WTF.

And now that cruiserlarry clued me in to programming the repeater offset :D , I can check into the next net instead of just listening.

If anyone plans to file anything with the FCC, I suggest talking to others first who've attempted to do so already. Myself and others can help you avoid some of the pitfalls so you don't have an experience as bad as mine was. :evil: A few other hams have mentioned they've had frustrations with the agency similar to mine.
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Re: Vanity Call-Sign Granted!

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Post by sdnative » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:23 pm

Well, I hope those are your initials :roll:

Anyway, when I applied for my vanity, there were a bunch of boxes and I filled them in based on my first choice, second choice, etc. and sent the payment. A couple weeks later, my call was changed. No biggie. Too bad you had a negative experience.

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Re: Vanity Call-Sign Granted!

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Post by DaveK » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:08 pm

WTF, eh?

Grandpa's initials?
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Re: Vanity Call-Sign Granted!

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Post by cruiserlarry » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:52 pm

bruisedFJ wrote:Finally, after sending in four iterations of the application, two checks and a credit card payment (one of the checks was returned - twice :o ), our friends at the FCC gave up and granted me my vanity call sign: KV6WTF.
Congratulations on surviving the "FCC Challenge", Jon !!!

It will certainly be easy to remember the suffix... :o :mrgreen:

(I updated your call sign on the OAUSA Amateur Radio Roster 8-) )
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Re: Vanity Call-Sign Granted!

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Post by BruisedFJ » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:34 am

DaveK wrote:WTF, eh?

Grandpa's initials?
Actually, it's the initials for the exclamation I uttered every time the FCC rejected my application: What the ****?! :x
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Re: Vanity Call-Sign Granted!

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Post by DaveK » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:45 pm

bruisedFJ wrote:
DaveK wrote:WTF, eh?

Grandpa's initials?
Actually, it's the initials for the exclamation I uttered every time the FCC rejected my application: What the ****?! :x

I love it!!
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Re: Vanity Call-Sign Granted!

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Post by cruiserlarry » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:23 pm

bruisedFJ wrote:
DaveK wrote:WTF, eh?

Grandpa's initials?
Actually, it's the initials for the exclamation I uttered every time the FCC rejected my application: What the ****?! :x
Too bad you can't have exclamation points in the callsign suffix... :lol:
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Re: Vanity Call-Sign Granted!

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Post by BlueFJ » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:57 pm

cruiserlarry wrote:
bruisedFJ wrote:
DaveK wrote:WTF, eh?

Grandpa's initials?
Actually, it's the initials for the exclamation I uttered every time the FCC rejected my application: What the ****?! :x
Too bad you can't have exclamation points in the callsign suffix... :lol:
Or better yet, a question mark! :geek:
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Re: Vanity Call-Sign Granted!

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Post by BruisedFJ » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:11 pm

BlueFJ wrote:
cruiserlarry wrote:
bruisedFJ wrote:
Actually, it's the initials for the exclamation I uttered every time the FCC rejected my application: What the ****?! :x
Too bad you can't have exclamation points in the callsign suffix... :lol:
Or better yet, a question mark! :geek:
Or dollar signs, for all the tax money of ours that is wasted from their inefficiency $$ :mrgreen:
Same ol' song and dance, I guess.
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Re: Vanity Call-Sign Granted!

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Post by BlueFJ » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:33 pm

Yes sir, our gov. in action!
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