Friday, August 8, 2014

Facebook OKs Use of Ham Calls as Nicknames
Newsline reports that Facebook recently agreed to allow licensed amateur radio operators to use their call signs as their "alternate name" or nickname on Facebook profiles. A ham on the Facebook staff saw a petition asking that it be permitted, wrote the code for it and then got it approved. According to the report, you may add your call to your Facebook profile by going to "settings," clicking on "edit your name" and then selecting "alternate name" in the middle of the page.