Here’s your video introduction to Lesson 7.5, Call Signs, in the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. After watching this video you will be better prepared to understand the material in the book. Don’t forget to check the test questions! There are some corrections to the video below.
- At time 2:23: No, Dave, you missed one. US amateur radio call signs can begin with A, K, N, or W. You left out K. You should know better, because your own call begins with a K!
- At time 2:26: Ya got it backwards, Dave. It’s true that the USA doesn’t have all of A, but it does have AA through AL. So, for example, AA1A is a valid USA ham radio callsign, but AK7X is not.
- At time 3:57: Dave, you should check these things before saying them. Zaire is now known (again) as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- At time 4:02. Aw c’mon! It’s one of your favorite QSL cards! The country code for what was then Zaire is 9Z. See the image below for the QSL card in question.