Lee Hiers AA4GA aa4ga at
Sun Sep 22 04:58:52 EDT 1996

On 21 Sep 96, Derek Wills wrote:

> 	>>Aren't callsigns very MUCH a part of contesting!
> Not to the extent that most of us have had to put up with this topic
> for the last couple of weeks....

Maybe, maybe not.  In any event, it'll die down pretty soon.  
> I'm going to predict that some of you folks who are changing calls
> will get something pretty far down your list and wish you'd kept
> your original calls.

If that's true, it'll be an easy matter to request the old call be 
re-issued...after adequate discussion on the reflector of course!

> OK, carry on -

OK, think I'll go check the tracking on my overnight mail and see if 
the FCC has me in the lottery yet...

73 de Lee

Lee Hiers, AA4GA
Cornelia, GA
aa4ga at   

>From kg5u at (Dale Martin)  Sun Sep 22 05:56:55 1996
From: kg5u at (Dale Martin) (Dale Martin)
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 23:56:55 -0500
Subject: pse/tu
Message-ID: <01BBA818.931AA8E0 at>

Jon wrote: 
"Aren't callsigns very MUCH a part of contesting!"

Only when they are calling me in a contest, answering my reply to their CQ, or 
are replying to my CQ.



From: 	Jon[SMTP:jon at]
Sent: 	Wednesday, September 04, 1996 3:28 AM
To: 	jim funk; cq-contest at
Subject: 	Re: pse/tu

Aren't callsigns very MUCH a part of contesting!


> Please guys, post something about a contest, *any* contest, instead. Tnx.
>                                         73, Jim N9JF
> The Lane, The Pole, The 2-Yard Line, 14.002; Radio Contesting isn't for

>From n5ia at (Milt Jensen)  Sun Sep 22 06:17:35 1996
From: n5ia at (Milt Jensen) (Milt Jensen)
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 1996 01:17:35 EDT
Subject: WN3K Applying for Vanity and Club Calls
References: <199609210011.UAA10926 at>
Message-ID: <19960922.051244.6750.3.N5IA at>

On Sat, 21 Sep 1996 21:55:00, n5ia at (MILT JENSEN) replies to this
posting as follows:

On Fri, 20 Sep 1996 20:11:46, -0500 HWDX09A at ( ROBERT   REED)
>From: wb2din at (Robert Reed WB2DIN)
>--------- Begin forwarded message ----------
>From: Robert Penneys <radio at UDel.Edu>
>To: wb2din at
>Subject: message for reflector
>Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 11:26:34 -0400 (EDT)

>to cq-contest at with the title  "Applying for Vanity AND >Club

>Having read how angry some of you are that anyone would apply for 
>both a vanity call AND one for a club, I am telling you now up >front
before the fact that I am doing so. I intend to replace my >call and
those of our bona fide clubs, the redoubtable N.E.R.D.S. >and the Hi-Tech
Rednecks, for whom I happen to be trustee. >Although having the calls
KB3BIJ and KB3BLJ is a hard act to >follow.

Robert, I thank you for sending this message.  When I read the messages
of a couple of days ago, I thought an appropriate reply was in order.  I
am not changing my station call sign but, I am the trustee for a number
of clubs with stations in various locations, and we intend to file for
some appropriate club call signs for all of them, some 1x2 and some 1x3.

>I apologize to whomever, and hope that any calls we may get would >be
ones that no one in his right mind might want, but if you want >to accuse
us of any impropriety or selfishness, FLAME ON!!

	And I say the same.  I am not filing on the 23rd, and will not
for 2 or 3 weeks.  Hopefully that will allow time for all the DXers and
contesters to get their choices, and then those of us that would like to
have a shorter formatted call sign for our club stations will not be
frowned upon so strongly.  After all, we're following the rules just like
everyone else.  
	My personal feeling is that the greatest impropriety in the whole
vanity call sign program is allowing operators to raid the available call
signs from a district outside the district they reside in.
	In this case it would be appropriate for me to make a list, and
post it to the reflector, of all those operators who unscrupulously
raided call signs from the 5th District and denied me and other 5th
District operators the opportunity to select an appropriate call sign in
our own district.

>What a circus this will be with no one knowing who anyone else is 
>anyone anymore. Not to mention the widespread disappointment with >not
getting one's first choices. 

> 73,   Bob Reed, WB2DIN 
>       1991 Route 37 West - Lot 109
>       Toms River, New Jersey  08757
>       Internet : hwdx09a at
>                   wb2din at
>       Packet   : wb2din at wt3v.nj

And 73 de Milt, N5IA

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