I got my amateur radio (“ham”) license last week, but I haven’t posted my callsign very widely because I applied for a [vanity callsign](http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/vanity.html) as soon as I got my license. (It isn’t possible to apply for a vanity call until one has been granted a license.) It usually takes 18-20 calendar days for a vanity callsign to be granted, so I expect to announce my new call on March 17.
I’m interested in finding other local hams, so I visited [QRZ.com](http://www.qrz.com/index.html) and pulled up “my” grid square, CM98ho. The grid doesn’t quite line up with my neighborhood boundaries, so I also needed to look at grid CM98hn for the southern section. The map shows about 20 markers (which may represent more than one person) in Arden Park:
* and myself.
To get to QRZ’s gridmap display, go to [QRZ’s search page](http://www.qrz.com/db/?cmd=1), enter “grid: CM98ho”, then click on one of the listed callsigns. If that person hasn’t restricted their information, click on the green bar that says “click for more detail”. A map will appear on the right. Click on the “Explore on GridMap” link below the map.