I have seen some nifty call signs lately. The call signs mentioned below are all active.
Some people are fascinated by license plates and try to make clever sayings from state issued letters and numbers. I suspect many of these are vanity calls, but when I see a call sign, especially if I want to remember it, I come up with words.
Valli N8QVT: Valli calls herself Quick Valli Talk.
Dave W3VRE: I remember Dave’s call as W3 Virginia Railway Express
Here are some nifty ones:
WG5EEK When I first saw it, I read it as WG5EEK. but looking at it again, I think it is WG5EEK.
K8TE would the perfect vanity call for a certain Youtuber from Montana with an interest in radio, but @KatesAg will have to wait a bit.
W8UPI or W8 United Press International.
KF0RT or KF0RT (use the zero as an “o”.
NU4U or “New for You!”
KA9FOX The KA9 prefix makes this work. “Canine FOX”
After working KS0USA I got to pondering once again how many states you can work into the call sign with a USA suffix?
US calls begin with A, K, N, W and we have states that start with all four. Extra points if the call area matches the state.
AL Alabama for example AL4USA
AK Alaska A natural Alaska call is a KL
AZ Arizona Unfortunately we won’t see these. All the A calls are 2×2 or 2×1:
AF4JH, AF3I for example.
KS Kansas KS0USA is an active call
NC North Carolina
ND North Dakota
NJ New Jersey
NY New York
NV Nevada Unfortunately the natural N calls have a 2 letter prefix, or suffix
You have a N#ABC or NN#AB but not NN#ABC for example
WV West Virginia WV8USA (active call)
What interesting calls have you seen or worked?
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