What are call letters for radio stations?

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What are call letters for radio stations?

In broadcasting and radio communications, a call sign (also known as a call name or call letters—and historically as a call signal—or abbreviated as a call) is a unique designation for a transmitter station.

What is a call sign FCC?

Call signs in the United States are identifiers assigned to radio and television stations, which are issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and, in the case of most government stations, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

What are ham radio call signs?

Amateur radio call signs are allocated to amateur radio operators around the world. The call signs are used to legally identify the station or operator, with some countries requiring the station call sign to always be used and others allowing the operator call sign instead.

What does K stand for in radio?

In the United States, call signs begin with the letter K, W or N. N is reserved for military and government use, so we are left with K, generally for stations West of the Mississippi River and W for those East.

How are call signs assigned?

“Quite often, a call sign will be based on a retelling of a mistake a young pilot made, with the rule being that the story has to be at least 10% true,” Anderson said. Across the branches, most pilots earn their call signs at their first operational squadron as a junior officer, if they didn’t receive one earlier.

How do I search for a radio station?

Search for am and fm radio stations by entering their call letters into the search box. All US Radio Stations. Find Phone Numbers and Websites for Commercials you heard On The Radio!!!

How do I search for a specific call?

The available search types are: By Callsign – search for a specific callsign. Can use * to search for prefixes or suffixes. For example, W1* finds all W1 calls. *XX finds all calls ending in XX By Name/Address – Type in a name or part of a name, street, city, etc., to search the address records

How do I search for specific call sign suffix characters?

You can search for specific call sign suffix characters by typing them in the field labeled “Suffix” and then clicking on the “Search” button. It should be noted that there are valid call signs that will not show up here simply because they have never been held by anyone since the FCC began keeping track of call signs online.

How do I find out if a call sign is valid?

So if the call you are interested in is a valid call sign and doesn’t show up here, use the “call lookup” link to the left to search for the call. If no data is found for the call and it is a valid call sign then go ahead and apply for the call and you will likely be granted it.

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