A call-sign consists of a set of letters and numbers, assigned by the authority. No other hams anywhere in the world can have this call-sign! In a call-sign, the letters before the number is called the prefix. Each country has its own prefix. The knowledge of prefix helps us identifying the country of origin of a particular amateur radio transmission.
From a knowledge of these ham radio call signs it is possible to learn something about the licencee - the type of amateur radio or ham radio licence held and also when it was issued. As the types of ham radio licence available have changed over the years, and different call sign series were issued for each one, it may be difficult to identify what the callsigns mean without a table and explanation. Within the UK, there are three types of amateur radio licence that can be obtained, namely the Foundation Licence, Intermediate Licence and the Full Licence. Each of these ham radio licences offers different privileges in a form of incentive amateur radio licence scheme through which all new UK radio hams must progress to achieve the full licence. The different ham radio licences reflect the experience of the operators, the Foundation Licence offering entry level privileges while the Full licence offers the highest power levels and the greatest number of bands.
Australia--Register of Radiocommunication Licenses. Bulgarian Callbook - LZ. Canadian Callsign Database.
Nan Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Office of Communications This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened. Try opening the logs in a new window. Please provide me with a list of ALL amateur radio call signs that OFCOM has a database entry for and their current status such as Available, Allocated, Reserved, Historic, etc, what type of licence they have been allocated to, how long they are reserved for, when they were allocated etc. Please provide the status information that you use rather than trying to fit my examples.