Callbook and Callsign FAQ
This page is my attempt to document the answers to some of the questions that come up in researching old callsigns. These aren't in any particular order, so be sure to read through the entire list. Please contact me if you think I've made a mistake here, if you have other information to add, or if you have a question I haven't answered.

Q1: What information do you need to find someone in an old callbook?

Q2: Aren't there online databases with callsign information?

Q3: What about the FCC? Don't they have complete records of all licenses?

Q4: Does anyone else have old callbooks?

Q5: What information is available in callbooks?

Q6: Can a callbook listing get me credit towards a new license?

Q7: Can I get a copy of a callbook listing?

Q8: Where can I learn more about the history of amateur callsigns?

Q9: What is the history of amateur radio callbooks?

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This page updated on 10 January 2005