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Definition of Call sign

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code (letters or numbers) of radio or television transmitting station (allocated by a controlling body); series of letters and numbers that identify a vessel(unique to each ship)
Call sign Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) Any combination of characters or pronounceable words, which identifies a communication facility, a command, an authority, an activity, or a unit; used primarily for establishing and maintaining communications. Also called CS. See also collective call sign; indefinite call sign; international call sign; net call sign; tactical call sign; visual call sign; voice call sign.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Call sign Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
A station or address designator represented by a combination of characters or pronounceable words that is used to identify such entities as a communications facility, station, command, authority, activity, or unit.
VFA-13 Aviation Glossary
Radio identifier and name for an aircraft or flight of aircraft; also given to individual flight-crew members and support personnel.
Call sign Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
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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