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?