AH1A was canceled in 2001 because the Italian amateur who held the call
obtained it fraudulently. The address he used (on Canton Island, now
part of Kiribati) to get the call never existed. It only took the FCC 19
years to catch the error, and that probably wasn't without some
assistance from the amateur community.
Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> AH1A was used from Baker/Howland some years back, but the mailing
> address was in Massachusetts, I believe.
> 73 - Jim AD1C
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 2:21 PM, K0HB <email@example.com> wrote:
>> It's a catch 22.
>> Although the prefix "KP5" is reserved for Desecheo, no KP5xx callsign will
>> ever be issued.
>> You can only get a KP5xx callsign if you have mailing address on Desecheo.
>> There are no mail addresses on Desecheo.
>> Same situation for KP1, and several Pacific islands like KH3, etc.
>> 73, de Hans, K0HB/4ID
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