Sunday, August 5, 2012

Create Ur own Our Call sign

In broadcasting and radio communications, a call sign (also known as a call name or call letters—and historically as a call signal—or abbreviated as a call) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. In North America[1] they are used as names for broadcasting stations. A call sign can be formally assigned by a government agency, informally adopted by individuals or organizations, or even cryptographically encoded to disguise a station's identity.

The use of call signs as unique identifiers dates to the landline railroad telegraph system. Because there was only one telegraph line linking all railroad stations, there needed to be a way to address each one when sending a telegram. In order to save time, two letter identifiers were adopted for this purpose. This pattern continued in radiotelegraph operation; radio companies initially assigned two-letter identifiers to coastal stations and stations aboard ships at sea. These were not globally unique, so a one-letter company identifier (for instance, 'M' and two letters as a Marconi Station) was later added. By 1912, the need to quickly identify stations operated by multiple companies in multiple nations required an international standard; an ITU prefix would be used to identify a country, and the rest of the call sign an individual station in that country. Call signs are also used for air traffic control communication with airplanes and manned spacecraft.
Ham Radio Maps

Whilst surfing around on the Internet, I soon noticed a lack of maps for hams, so decided to correct this by producing a set of my own that were easy to read, big enough to be useful, quick to download, and consistent in style and format.

Prefix Maps

If you are looking for Amateur Radio Prefix Maps, you have come to the right place! There's so many Ham Radio Prefix maps on this site that they have their own introduction page - click here to see it.

Listed below are 38 of the most comprehensive Ham Prefix Maps anywhere on the internet. And here's the best part: They are all absolutely free!! Help yourself to which ever ones you need. These prefix maps are extracted from the Global Overlay Mapper suite so if you like what you see, take a look at the Global Overlay Mapper demonstration, which includes Amateur Radio Prefixes plus much, much more.

 CQ Zones of the World Map

ITU Zones Map

Ham Continents of the World Map

 ITU Regions Map

Scouting Magazine call sign


Long : 79.9454 E (79° 56' 43'' E) | Lat : 6.8508 N (6° 51' 3'' N)
QTH locator : MJ96XU 

To find your QTH locator :


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