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Ofcom release database of UK amateur radio callsigns
Subject: Ofcom release database of UK amateur radio callsigns Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:41 pm
On February 2, 2021, in response to a Freedom of Information request, Ofcom released a database of amateur radio callsigns for the UK and Crown Dependencies
The database can be useful for people wanting to apply for a specific call sign as it shows calls which are not available for issue.
Those who've passed the RSGB Full exam have the option of applying for callsigns from the G and M call blocks including G3, G4, G5 and M5. Details of how to apply are at http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/november/g-callsigns-for-those-passing-full-exam.htm
It's understood someone who has passed the Intermediate can select callsigns from either the 2E0 or 2E1 call blocks and Foundation the M3, M6 or M7 blocks. Of those only 2E0 or M7 can be done online, for the others a manual application mentioned above is required.
Ofcom released a spreadsheet containing 146,763 callsigns with a status of either Allocated or Reserved.
• ‘Allocated’ means that the callsign is currently assigned to a station under an Amateur Radio licence. It is therefore not currently available for assignment to anyone else.
• ‘Reserved’ means that the callsign has been used within the past two years, although it is no longer, and is in the process of ‘cooling down’. It is therefore not currently available for assignment to anyone else, but operators will be able to apply for it again after the two-year period has expired.
Ofcom's reply to FoI https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/214224/list-of-all-call-signs.pdf
Spreadsheet of Allocated and Reserved callsigns https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/file/0021/210648/annex-list-of-uk-amateur-radio-callsigns.xlsx
Call Sign : 163-CT-220...MW7TTA Posts : 1934 Times Thanked : 47 Join date : 2019-11-19 QTH or Location : Anglesey North Wales Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-991A,,Yaesu FTDX-10,,Icom ic-7300,,Anytone AT-D878UV PLUS",,LINCOLN II+. Age : 149
Subject: Re: Ofcom release database of UK amateur radio callsigns Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:40 am
Well I was wrong no matter how I search I cannot find 20TWD
I just copied/pasted your call and it comes up. Mine didn't but i took the W out and found it derrrrrr lol.