N e w s t o r y
Dec. 21, 2007
ARES Newsletter is a nationally circulated weekly newsletter for amateur radio emergency communications operators.
The California DMV has a new policy of putting spaces in call signs on ham license plates. A space in a call sign undermines its integrity. When we have to cross a fire/police line, will the gatekeeper police officer or firefighter recognize our call sign with a space on our plates? The new policy is going to create confusion and may delay us in getting across police and fire lines to help our served agencies. I've heard that DMV will issue a response letter to an unnamed> > ham that will seek to justify adding the space. ARRL inquiries> > resulted in DMV saying that federal law requires the space. ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, has responded that there is no such law. No other state puts in spaces.