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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX010 (1996)

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Special Bulletin 10  ARLX010
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 12, 1996
To all radio amateurs

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FCC okays special Olympics call signs for Georgia

Hams operating within the state of Georgia may use special call
signs from April 15 until August 31, 1996, to commemorate the 1996
Olympics, under a Special Temporary Authority issued by the FCC.

Here's how it works: An FCC-licensed radio amateur operating in
Georgia with a ''4'' in his or her call sign may replace that number
with ''96'' (representing the year) or ''26'' (commemorating the 26th
Olympiad) during the period of the STA. Hams with any number in
their call signs and operating within the State of Georgia may add
''00'' to the existing number (to mark the centennial year of the
Olympic Games).

For example, WA4BKD in Georgia also could identify as WA96BKD,
WA26BKD or WA400BKD, while NG3K, when operating in Georgia, could
identify only as NG300K or as NG3K.

The Olympics start in July. The STA stemmed from an initiative by
James Altman, N4UCK, of Atlanta and the Georgia Amateur Radio
Operators Group he organized, with the support of ARRL.
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