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Wikidata:Property proposal/Amateur Radio Callsign

amateur radio callsignEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control

Descriptioncallsign assigned to licensed Amateur Radio operator
Representsclub (Q988108)
Data typeExternal identifier
Allowed values^[A-Z0-9]{3,7}$
ExampleJames Martel Reneau (Q51763981) → N4REN
Expected completenesseventually complete (Q21873974)

Motivation

Many humans around the world are licensed as Amateur Radio Operators and are issued callsigns to transmit. Amateur radio clubs, associations, and special events may also be issued callsigns.

Callsigns are unique alphanumeric codes that start with an International Telecommunication Union (Q376150) prefix that defines the country of issue followed by letters assigned by the issuing agency. US (Q30) callsigns may be looked up at the FCC (Q128831) ULS system page at http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp .  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Renejm (talk • contribs) at 11:44, April 29, 2018‎ (UTC).

Discussion

  •   Support these callsigns are public data, though I'm not sure many of the operators are really notable. Anyway, good to add. ArthurPSmith (talk) 20:01, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
  • @comment: |expected completeness=Q21873974 - do we really plan to have an item for every HAM radio operator? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:44, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - Thought this would have been there already! Good addition. -- Fuzheado (talk) 19:47, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

@Pigsonthewing, Fuzheado, ArthurPSmith:   Done: amateur radio callsign (P5143). − Pintoch (talk) 06:52, 16 May 2018 (UTC)