Howard S. Levine
xxx xxxxxx xxx
xxx CA xxxxx
December 14, 2007
Office of the Director
Department of Motor Vehicles
2415 1st Avenue Mail Station F101
Sacramento, CA 95818
I am an Amateur Radio Operator licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and assigned call sign W6CGA.
In August I purchased a new vehicle and immediately went to the DMV office in Arleta to order personalized Amateur plates for my vehicle. When I received the Registration in the mail, it showed the plates as W6 CGA, with a space between 6 and the C. I then went to the Van Nuys office of DMV and spoke to a supervisor about it. She made a telephone call and I was told that was how the plates look on the registration paperwork, but the physical plates would be W6CGA with no space. Several weeks later I received the plates and they had the space.
I went back to the DMV in Van Nuys to complain and was told that the plates would be re-done without the space. I then received a telephone call saying that your office now mandates that there must be a space. WHY? Our Federal licenses do not have a space and neither should our personalized plates.
Please revoke your ruling that there must be a space and have my plates issued as the FCC issued my license.
Very truly yours,
HOWARD S. LEVINE