Text Box: AA10N

· A call sign is a special “name” for an amateur radio operator who is nicknamed a “ham”. 


· Every call sign has a letter and number prefix, which is specific to his/her country, and a one, two or three-letter suffix that is unique to the particular ham.


· Our first grade class friend, Dr. Martin Bayes, has a call sign.  It’s AA10N.  He must announce his call sign at least once every ten minutes during a contact and again when he signs off.

Here is a photo of Dr. Bayes using his ham radio equipment to make a contact.

©Natasha Bochkov, M.C.S., Martin Bayes, Ph.D., and Donna LaRoche, M.Ed.