Amateur Call Sign Meaning

Amateur Radio Operator or Ham Radio operator has a unique call sign. Amateur radio is an international hobby that exists for personal communication, experimentation, and public service.  The call signs are used to legally identify the station or operator, which is based on the alphabetized regional group list. Since 1927 these have been used to uniquely identify operators and locate amateur stations by ITU. The 26 letters of the English alphabet and ten digits may be used to form call signs, accented letters excluded.


Amateur Call Sign Meaning

A Alfa H Hotel O Oscar V Victor
B Bravo I India/Italy P Papa W Whiskey
C Charlie J Juliet Q Quebec X X-ray
D Delta K Kilo R Romeo Y Yankee
E Echo L Lima S Sierra Z Zulu
F Foxtrot M Mike T Tango  
G Golf N November U Uniform  


Call Sign Example

S21OE is the call sign assigned by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to my amateur radio station license, for purposes of station identification. I am a member of the Amateur Radio Society of Bangladesh (ARSB).

Radio Equipment The Basics

Every Amateur radio operators use transceivers (abbreviated “XCVRS”). The receiver and transmitter built-in the same piece of equipment. I am using ALINCO DJ500E