[CQ-Contest] Call sign history
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Sun Jan 8 10:11:59 EST 2017
Agonizing indeed. I don't remember being given a choice for my first 3
callsigns. If I had a choice, its value did not 'register' with me at
Then in the 90s, now in VE land, I was given a choice, and was totally
unprepared. After a brief 'panic attack' (the line must keep moving), I
asked if a call with my initials was available. It was, and that's 'all
I'll do my 'homework' next time, if I ever find myself in the same
73 de Vince, VA3VF
On 2017-01-08 9:28 AM, James Cain wrote:
But choosing a new call sign was agonizing!
A lot of us chose a new call sign that had some connection with our
checkered past. For many, the choice was mode-oriented. If you liked
phone, phonetics were a big consideration. For CW operators, bauds mattered.
And, if you prefer CW, do you really want a call sign ending in K?
Jim Cain, K1TN (ex-WA1STN, WA9AUM)
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