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Subject: Topband: Fw: Made it! 80 Years a Ham
Reply-to: HAROLD SMITH JR <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:53:15 +0000 (UTC)
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Dear Paul, Really nice that you made it. 
My class B license was issued Dec 7th, 1950. I was  16 years. Boy that 13 WPM 
code was fast. Now mostly over 20 WPM. My original call was W0CKC.  I got 
my class A license a year later and my Extra in 1968. In 1975, having my 
license for 25 years, I got the call W0RI. I was wanting W0RF but the FCC sat 
on my application. This was right after they quit giving out call of ones 
choice. I got W0CKC back as a club call for the St. Louis Low-Banders Club. I 
was DL4SH when in the Army in Germany, 1959 to 1960.  Worked 100 countries with 
50 watts to a 6146 and gnd plane. Used an old NC-44 receiver.
As one knows, back in the 50s most Xmitters were home made. I did get a BC458 
and adjusted the VFO condenser for 40 meters. Made a lot of TVI.  I enjoyed 
reading you post. 
73 and many more years. 
Price W0RI

      From: PAUL M ELLIOTT <>
 Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:34 AM
 Subject: Topband: Made it! 80 Years a Ham
Made it! 19 January 2017, is the 80th anniversary of my first ham license,
Class C operating privileges with W5GGV as my call. Was 14 years old at the
time. A little over a year later I upgraded to Class A.  Many years later
the Extra Class (with no added privileges) came along. Upgrade




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