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PostSubject: Call Sign help   Call Sign help Icon_minitimeMon Oct 12, 2020 6:12 pm

Hello all, i have just received my certificate from the RSGB, registered with ofcom and entered my candidate number etc, but how do i proceed with choosing a call sign? i can not find an option to do so on the ofcom website?

any help welcomed 

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PostSubject: Re: Call Sign help   Call Sign help Icon_minitimeMon Oct 12, 2020 7:15 pm

Hi John,

You'll have to go to the section on the Ofcom website to apply or manage your licence. From there you can apply for your Amateur licence, (it'll be amongst other stuff such as the maritime licence etc.)

I can't remember specific details, (was too excited at the time!), but take a look at Essex Hams site here :-

Essex Ham - Apply for your Foundation Licence

That should give you the basic idea Wink

Don't worry, I didn't find the Ofcom site that easy to navigate either!

When you get to the licencing section you can enter a three letter combination for your callsign and see if it's available, my first choice wasn't but the second was. You can also have Ofcom automatically assign a callsign but where's the fun it that Very Happy


Let us know how you get on.


All the best,
Victor

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PostSubject: Re: Call Sign help   Call Sign help Icon_minitimeTue Oct 13, 2020 11:41 am

Hello Victor, thanks for your reply, i have checked the ofcom website and my licence application is "In Progress", i possibly have to wait for ofcom to update my details? i`ll keep checking for any progress and keep you informed.

all the best

John

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PostSubject: Re: Call Sign help   Call Sign help Icon_minitimeTue Oct 13, 2020 5:11 pm

Cracked it, now M7COO, thanks for your help Victor, see you on the bands Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Call Sign help   Call Sign help Icon_minitimeTue Oct 13, 2020 5:19 pm

Woohoo!! Very Happy Nice one John!

M7COO - can't forget that callsign in a hurry! Smile

Did forget to mention that sometimes there is a delay before Ofcom are updated from the RSGB, I was just lucky that it happened so fast. (Although my postie arrives early afternoon most days!)

Well chuffed for you John and that's a great callsign which I will add to my list.

See you on the bands mate!



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PostSubject: Re: Call Sign help   Call Sign help Icon_minitimeTue Oct 13, 2020 8:45 pm

morris wrote:
Cracked it, now M7COO, thanks for your help Victor, see you on the bands Very Happy

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John M7COO

Welcome to the hobby John, and enjoy using your shiny new callsign. good luck!
73,
Mark.

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PostSubject: Re: Call Sign help   Call Sign help Icon_minitimeWed Oct 14, 2020 7:51 am

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morris wrote:
Cracked it, now M7COO, thanks for your help Victor, see you on the bands Very Happy

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John M7COO

Welcome to the hobby John, and enjoy using your shiny new callsign. good luck!
73,
Mark.
Thanks for the warm welcome Mark  Very Happy

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