- Still done that way. There are some historical exceptions, but
generally, for broadcast stations East of Mississippi gets W, West
---i.e. the great KYW in philly, pa
Jim Frey, EMT
Montgomery County, PA
Wings Quote Of The Week:
After reading a survey in the newspaper that says 15%
of people would rather watch TV than have sex, Brain
asks Lowell,"Would you rather have sex or watch TV?".
Lowell replies,"Buy me dinner and the choice is yours!"
I wouldn't necessarily modify the callsign, but you can do something like
"This is WPAA123, Handheld 1 calling handheld 2. Are you there? (do you
"This is WPAA123, Handheld 1 calling mobile 1. Are you there? (do you copy)"
There are many different ways of using your radios within your family with
one callsign. Make up names or handles (mobile 1, mobile 2, base 1, 1526, 1527,
etc). In a CB organization that I managed, we used created callsigns:
KPBZ2117, KPBZ2125, KPBZ2197, KPBZ2192, etc. We had over a dozen members with just
those call letters, and they almost were identical to the original CB callsigns
that the FCC used to assign to people.
GMRS uses only two configurations for callsigns:
3 letters by 4 numbers: KAA1234 (3x4)
4 letters by 3 numbers: WPAA123 (4x3)
So if you use a different configuration that doesn't resemble GMRS callsigns,
then go fo it. But always remember to use your given FCC-issued GMRS callsign
to sign on and sign off of the air. Most forget and get in trouble for that.
San Jose, CA
Bay Area Repeater Net
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