[CQ-Contest] Re: Short contest calls.

k1my k1my at msn.com
Tue Dec 3 15:16:39 EST 2002

and if you don't get the one you want you keep the one you have.

73, Bruce K1MY

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ron Wetjen" <wd4ahz at gte.net>
To: "Leigh S. Jones" <kr6x at kr6x.com>
Cc: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Re: Short contest calls.

> Leigh S. Jones wrote:
> > Now a mechanism exists, but it is inadequate and quite costly.
> > Some one with a nice 4 letter callsign who changes call districts
> > will be faced with the choice of keeping his old callsign or paying
> > hundreds of dollars in a gamble with hopes of getting a new callsign
> > that has equivalent ease of use, but more likely he'll get a clinker.
> > 
> > The present system of paying big money to enter a lottery for
> > callsigns hasn't always been with us.
> <snip>
> > But I had to let my license lapse for a time just to get a new
> > callsign.  You shouldn't have to do that.  But those are the kind
> > of obstacles we face in the US.
> Huh?
> Pay $14 and pick out any available Vanity Call you like!  That's pretty 
> easy ... I've done it for our local radio club!
> Ron, WD4AHZ
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