# A question about callsign formats

I just passed my technician exam (yay!) and received my callsign from the FCC (KC1KHV). I was surprised by the two letter prefix, which seems to come from the class D group. According to the FCC documentation on the topic, a technician license should come from the class C group, which has:

• A K, N, or W prefix
• A region number
• A three letter suffix

I see that it says "When the call signs in any regional-group list are exhausted, the selection is made from the next lower group", but there are clearly still class C callsigns available (I have my eye on a vanity callsign which falls into this category).

What's up here? Am I just misreading things?

• You wrote KCIKHV but that has no number. Did you mean KC1KHV? – Kevin Reid AG6YO Sep 22 '18 at 14:36
• Congratulations on the new license! – Glenn W9IQ Sep 22 '18 at 15:02
• @KevinReidAG6YO I did mean KC1KHV and I have no idea where that "I" came from :) – larsks Sep 23 '18 at 1:18