You can pick your own ham radio call sign within certain limits, of course. Short call signs and ones that seem to spell words are highly sought. Many hams enjoy having calls made up of their initials. Come up with at least two candidate call signs before you file an application. That way, if your first choice is unavailable, you still have options. WM7D call-sign database offers a good search function that allows wildcard characters, which speeds your search for that perfect call sign.
Call signs in the United States
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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. The International Telecommunication Union ITU allocates call sign prefixes for radio and television stations of all types. Since these have been used to uniquely identify operators and locate amateur stations within a geographical region or country of the world. Call signs meant for amateur radio follow the ITU's Article 19, specifically Prefixes are assigned internationally, and a separating numeral plus suffix are added by a national body to produce this unique identifier.
Amateur Call Sign Systems
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