Your answer: NO
You are correct. if your answered "yes," you must have missed something. Call signs J2K,
N4P, A5T, and 13Y all identify one particular station. Therefore, a specific call-up is being
employed, and not a general call-up. As a matter of fact, closer observation shows that a
multiple call-up was used and the outstations returned the call in the same order of the initial
call- up. The outstations each used a double station call which is also a type of specific call-
R E M E M B E R: A general call-up is the use of one call sign which identifies two or more
7. One type of the general call-up is referred to as the COLLECTIVE CALL. A collective call
is used when the NCS wishes to alert two or more, and in some cases all the outstations in the
net. The collective call will also identify an aggregate of stations. Figure 3-4 is an example of
a collective call.
Figure 3-4. "Collective Call".
When the control station in the above example desires to call or pass traffic to its outstations,
it would call: AJN DE 13Y. The call sign AJN alerts and identifies J2K, N4P, and A5T
collectively. The abbreviation for a collective call is "C/C."