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Vanity Call Signs FAQ : How can I get a 1-by-2 or 2-by-1 (Group A - Extra Class) call sign?

About 1-by-2 and 2-by-1 Vanity call signs:

The availability of 1x2 and 2x1 call signs
1x2 (K, N, or W followed by a numeral and two letters) and 2x1 (AA-AK, KA-KZ, WA-WZ and NA-NZ by one letter) are very RARE ...and in the case of some call areas, totally unavailable. As soon as one becomes available, many people apply for it, so there will always be competition for the 1x2 or 2x1 callsign(s) that you are requesting. It is a "lottery" of all applications filed on that first day of availability. There is no way to "guarantee" that you will win a callsign. Your chances will depend on how may other people file on the same day that we do. There is no refund if you loose your application due to competition. Please also keep in mind that if you give me more than one call, they MUST become available on the same day to be filed together one 1 application. If you give 4 calls available on 4 different dates, that is 4 applications at $29.95 each that you will need to enter separately through our site.


The list of available 1x2 and 2x1 call signs changes daily so it is not possible to know which calls signs that are available at any given time, except by watching future expiration dates.
Remember that you do NOT have to select a call sign from your present call sign area. Vanity call signs may be selected from ANY radio district area (zero through nine.)

Be also aware that 2x1 call signs beginning with the letters AH, KH, NH, WH, WL, AL, KL, NL, KP, NP and WP are not available to radio amateurs with mailing addresses in the contiguous (lower 48 continental) United States. These prefixes are geographically restricted to amateurs in the Pacific (for example: Hawaii), Alaska and Atlantic (for example: Puerto Rico) areas.


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