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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB038 (1997)

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ARLB038 Vanity Gate 3 Part 2

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ARRL Bulletin 38  ARLB038
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  July 3, 1997
To all radio amateurs

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ARLB038 Vanity Gate 3 Part 2

Under Gate 3, you must hold an unexpired Advanced class
operator/primary station license to request a vanity call sign for
your primary station. To request a vanity call sign for a club
station under Gate 3, you must also hold an unexpired club station
license grant listing you as the license trustee. Applicants should
refer to the licensee database to verify that a requested call sign
is not already assigned. A call sign is normally assignable two
years following license expiration, surrender, revocation, set
aside, cancellation, void ab initio, or death of the grantee.

Using Form 610V or its on-line electronic equivalent, applicants may
request up to 25 call signs in the order of preference. The first
assignable call sign on the list will be the one the FCC assigns.
Remember:  When requesting a call sign under Gate 3 for your primary
or club station, the call sign must have been unassigned for at
least two years. As an Advanced class operator, you may request a
call sign only from groups B, C or D.

Any call sign requested must be one designated for the region of
your mailing address, as follows:

One of the contiguous 48 states: Regions 1 to 10.
Alaska: Regions 1 to 11.
American Samoa: Regions 1 to 10, or Region 13 having numeral 8.
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands: Regions 1 to 10, or Region
13 having numeral 0.
Guam: Regions 1 to 10, or Region 13 having numeral 2.
Hawaii: Regions 1 to 10, or Region 13 having numeral 6 or 7.
Puerto Rico: Regions 1 to 10, or Region 12 having numeral 3 or 4.
Virgin Islands: Regions 1 to 10, or Region 12 having numeral 2.

For explanations of Groups B, C and D and the geographic regions,
see Fact Sheet PR5000 Number 206S, Amateur Station Sequential Call
Sign System (or see The ARRL Letter Electronic Update, August 16,
1996, available on the ARRLWeb at http://www.arrl.org/). For more
information on the vanity call sign program, see Fact Sheet PR5000
Number 206V Amateur Station Vanity Call Sign System.

If you file before the opening date or do not qualify under the Gate
3 eligibility standards, your application will be dismissed.
General, Technician Plus, Technician, and Novice class operators
will become eligible to request vanity call signs under Gate 4. The
FCC has not indicated when it plans to open Gate 4.

For further information, contact the Consumer Assistance Branch at
800-322-1117 or call the FCC's National Call Center, 888-225-5322
(CALL FCC).
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