Talk:Callsign

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In U.S. dictionaries, the term is two words: call sign. Furthermore, the preferred term in dictionaries is call letters. I propose this article be moved to Call letters, and that Callsign and Call sign be redirected to Call letters. Kingturtle 18:37 May 10, 2003 (UTC)

Or is this article about ham radio licenses? Kingturtle 18:38 May 10, 2003 (UTC)


Well, it seems to be about both. And never heard Call Letters used in reference to an amateur radio designation. Also, Google finds a million and a half uses of callsign and only 237,00 uses of "call sign". It also offers to correct call sign to callsign. OTOH, the form prefered by the American Radio Relay League is call sign. Still, I'd counsel leaving things as they are. Bill 15:41 6 Jun 2003 (UTC)


I really prefer tactical designation to tactical callsign. Uniqueness is an important characteristic of a callsign. Unless there's strong objection, I'm going to rewrite the article to observe this distinction. Bill 16:16 6 Jun 2003 (UTC)

Aussie Callsigns

Can i ask where the information about "VL" being part of radio call letters in AU came from? 210.49.196.232 11:42, 17 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Yes, I'd like to know this too. It has the ring of authenticity to it, but I've spent a fair amount of effort milking google to find some evidence for it, without any result so far. Bill 19:42, 23 Oct 2003 (UTC)


VL is one of the international callsign prefixes assigned to Australia, and the one which the government assigned to broadcast stations. (VK is still used for amateur radio licences.) The history of Radio Adelaide, which began with callsign VL5UV (now just 5UV), can be found by searching Google for "VL5UV". Apparently, since Australia has no neighbouring countries, the ABA (Australian Broadcasting Authority) has allowed stations to drop the VL since then. –radiojon 00:33, 2003 Oct 24 (UTC)