[amsat-bb] Re: CA Ham Plates - Warning!

H. Vordenbaum tower2 at stx.rr.com
Wed Jun 29 05:37:20 PDT 2011

In Texas we have "Radio Plates".  I heard that you can have the same call 
sign on multiple vehicles, so I imagine you could have the same sort of 
problem if at first glance the vehicle didn't match.
Harvey, K5HV
Kerrville, TX

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Gerhardstein" <gerhardstein at montana.com>
To: "Clint Bradford" <clintbradford at mac.com>
Cc: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 1:24 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: CA Ham Plates - Warning!

> In  Washington state, this can not happen.  See their DOL personalized
> plate section.  Anything like K6LCS "K6 LCS" are reserved for ham
> operator plates and will not be issued for personalized.  Other states,
> including Montana, should adopt WA DOL's method of filtering ham call
> signs.  In Montana, we have seen personalized plates containing
> combinations of letters looking exactly like ham calls--to non-hams.
> Larry W7IN, Plains MT
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