[CQ-Contest] Call sign history
va3dx at sympatico.ca
Sun Jan 8 17:28:23 EST 2017
A rumour is floating around that Industry Canada is considering
opening up the VA prefix block for amateurs.
I decided to send a letter of request to the Hamilton office.
The information indicated they would issue callsigns to match your
two initials. I did NOT want " GW ". so I mentioned that the remote chance
of anyone with an " X " initial would apply. I specifically
One month later , on December 13, 1993 I received out of the
blue, my new call license in the mail.
As Paul Harvey would say " and thats the rest of the story ."
Glenn VA3DX 1993 VE3ICR ( 1976 )
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Call sign history
> That's correct, 10 years. That's when I changed from VE3 to VA3 (there
> were no VE3 2 letters suffix left at the time), and dropped the third
> initial of my name.
> 73 de Vince, VA3VF
> On 2017-01-08 11:53 AM, Mike Smith VE9AA wrote:
>> In Canada, to the best of my memory, you had to be licensed 10 years
>> applying for a 2 letter call. I went to 2 letters just a little bit
>> 10 yrs, but got one with lots of dahs, not unlike my original call. you
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