ARRL

ARRL General Bulletin ARLB033 (1995)

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ARRL Bulletin 33  ARLB033
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 3, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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ARLB033 More calls for some areas
 
More calls for some areas
 
According to a new FCC fact sheet, an ARRL request for call sign
relief for amateurs in Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico has been
honored.
 
The ''Amateur Station Sequential Call Sign System'' Fact Sheet dated
February 1995 replaces one dated June 1991 that is referenced in the
FCC's recent vanity call sign report and order.
 
The new fact sheet incorporates changes that the League asked for in
November 1993, expanding the opportunities for amateurs in Alaska,
Hawaii, and Puerto Rico to obtain call signs that reflect their
geographic location.
 
According to the new fact sheet, call signs in Alaska (Region 11),
AL, KL, NL, and WL are no longer limited to the numeral 7.  Any
numeral, 0 through 9, is available.  The call signs KL9KAA through
KL9KHZ are reserved for assignment to US personnel stationed in
Korea.
 
In the Caribbean (Region 12), KP3, NP3, and WP3 (or 4) call signs
will indicate the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (except Desecheo
Island).
 
In Hawaii and the Pacific (Region 13), AH7, KH7, NH7, and WH7 (or 6)
call signs will indicate Hawaii except that the letter K following
the numeral 7 will indicate Kure Island.
 
Systematically assigned call signs in Groups A (Amateur Extra Class)
and C (General, Technician, and Technician Plus class) for Alaska,
Hawaii, and Puerto Rico using the traditional numerals (7, 6, and 4,
respectively) have been exhausted.
 
The new fact sheet also designates Group D call signs for club and
military recreation stations, applications for which have been
accepted by the Commission since March 24, 1995.
 
It is not known if the FCC has yet issued any call signs under these
new guidelines.
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