I ordered my plates at the end of April 2007 and received them in December 2007. NC6 A
I see one reason the DMV says for the space is "for law enforcement to recognize ham plates". If this is a problem why not do like alot of states do and that is to put "AMATEUR RADIO" on the plate.
After complaining the Redding DMV office contacted a supervisor in
Don Borden NC6A NOT NC6 A