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Call Sign : 108-CT-275 Posts : 2 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2020-06-25 QTH or Location : Greenock Equipment Used : Yaesu FT817, DMR Handhelds, FM Handhelds
Subject: Hello! Licensed Ham "Crossing the bands" as it were and requesting a CT call (Issued) Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:24 am
My name is Danny and I am a licensed amateur with callsign "2M0XDE" but I though I might have at go at some other comms as well. Would like a CT call if that is allowed and possible as I do not think I am allowed to use my ham call on CB or other bands.
Call Sign : 26-CT-1836 Ham 2E0GGQ Posts : 1742 Times Thanked : 130 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : London Equipment Used : Radios & Wires & Stuff! Age : 55
Subject: Re: Hello! Licensed Ham "Crossing the bands" as it were and requesting a CT call (Issued) Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:18 am
Hello Danny, welcome to the forum,
You are correct you can't use your ham call outside of the allotted amateur bands. We are a forum for radio of all kinds and you'll find discussion about 11 meters and the amateur bands as well as P.M.R and S.W.L.
Our call signs are issued for use on the C.B. band, the 11 meter free band and P.M.R. We do however politely ask members not to use our call signs on the Echo Charlie bands.
I am delighted to allocate you 108-CT-275 may you have good luck with it.
Call Sign : 26CT2069 Posts : 125 Times Thanked : 21 Join date : 2019-08-09 QTH or Location : Pendle, Lancashire Equipment Used : CRT-SS9900
Subject: Re: Hello! Licensed Ham "Crossing the bands" as it were and requesting a CT call (Issued) Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Thank you very much folks. I hope once things calm down I will be able to be out and about operating stationary mobile and hope to hear from you on the airwaves, whichever band I'm on.
Can I confirm if using my CT call is allowed on PMR446 or does it not matter? I know I could use anything I want on there but old habits die hard as they say
Yes, you can use a CB / Freeband or any other "non-ham" callsign on PMR as there are no rules regarding voice procedure. Many people don't use any callsigns at all so its completely up to you. I think "hams" are not supposed to use their official callsign outside of the official "ham" bands but apart from that anything goes on PMR.
Hello! Licensed Ham "Crossing the bands" as it were and requesting a CT call (Issued)