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Call Sign

In broadcasting and radio communications, a call sign (also known as a call name or call letters—and historically as a call signal—or abbreviated as a call) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. In North America they are used as names for broadcasting stations. A call sign can be formally assigned by a government agency, informally adopted by individuals or organizations, or even cryptographically encoded to disguise a station's identity.

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CKOR - History
... CKOK-FM changed its call sign to CKOR-FM and in 1986 to its present call sign of CJMG ... CKOK adopted its present call sign of CKOR (taken from the former calls of its FM sister) in 1991 ...
Transmitters Requiring No Call Signs
... No call signs are issued to transmitters of long-range navigation systems (Decca, Alpha, Omega), or transmitters on frequencies below 10 kHz, because frequencies below 10 kHz are not subject to ... radio signals (Citizen's Band, Part 15 or ISM bands) are permitted an international call sign is not issued to such stations due to their unlicensed nature ... considered a matter of etiquette to create one's own call sign, which is called a handle (or trail name) ...
Soyuz TMA-21 - Call Sign
... The crew of Soyuz TMA-21 selected Tarkhany as their call sign of respect for Mikhail Lermontov's work ...
Titanium Rain - Characters - Phoenix Squadron
... Call Sign - Space Case Captain William Schilling F35X HellcatII pilot for the US Air Force ... Call Sign - PiSO 1st LT ... Call Sign - Happy Major Paul Graves ...
Steal The Bacon - Rules
... Players are assigned a call-sign, often a number, which is shared by a member of the opposing team ... A referee calls out the call-sign, and the team members who have that call-sign must run to the center, grab the bacon, and return to their teammates without being ... The referee may call out more than one call-sign resulting in many pairs of players, each player attempting to steal the "bacon" ...

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