As some of you may know, on Saturday the 24th of November I passed my Advanced licence exam at the Lincoln Shortwave Club. Meaning I could now apply for my Full Licence.
Once it went live on the Ofcom website I tried using the online service to claim my new call sign. Unfortunately nearly all of the ‘3 letter’ endings I wanted were already taken. So with this being the last call sign I will probably get, I wanted it to be one that I really wanted. Because of this I have filled in the paper form in the hope that I can get an M5 with the letters that I want.
This form was sent off and 5 days later I got an email saying that my new call sign of M5SJM had been issued to myself ready for use.
With the exams now being online you get to know if you have passed a lot quicker than before. But it is still nice to get a certificate through the post, which this time didn’t take long . Even though they can’t put a capital letter for my name lol