The Certificate of Proficiency in Amateur Radio is accompanied by a call sign used to identify the station.
Canadian call signs normally have a national prefix consisting of two letters and a number, followed by a two- or three-letter suffix e.g. VE1AB, VA3ABC, VO1ZZ or VY2ZZZ.
Call signs are allocated with different prefixes depending on the area of the country where the amateur lives when he/she applies for a call sign, or to recognize special events. See RBR-4 and RIC-9 below for call sign policy. To obtain a call sign with a new certificate, you require the Basic Qualification.
- RBR-4 Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service
- RIC-9 Call Sign Policy and Special Event Prefixes
- Available Call Sign Search