from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The identifying code letters or numbers of a radio or television transmitting station, assigned by a regulatory body. Also called call sign.
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- n. Call sign.
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The piano played the melody once more, the guitar added its warm, gentle coda, and the radio station played its call letters and numbers: “TSF, 89.9.”
During a lull in the program, while some of the participants were organizing themselves for the next event, I took out a pen and wrote “NX-211,” the call letters for the Spirit of St. Louis, on as many chewing-gum wings as I could reach from where I sat.
I imitated all the different ways the station plays their call letters and numbers, always the same Lauren Bacall voice, she whispered it seductively in your ear, propositioning you, T.
The message was transmitted by the Tokyo Navy Signals Unit, whose call letters were HA FU 6.
Station BAKER Guam reported the vessel used call letters of SA TE Ø in October but changed to HE NU 2 on November 1, 1941; source: Station S monthly report for November 1941.