[CQ-Contest] Call sign history

robert wa1fcn at charter.net
Wed Jan 18 17:39:38 EST 2017

             GE Dave

                     You know I have given this same idea some 
thought.   Maybe after 51 years

                 as a WA1 I better think hard on this idea? Longevity 
even with a long call

                     has it's advantages.

                         73 BoB WA1FCN

On 1/9/2017 8:57 AM, Dave Edmonds wrote:
> When I was converted from WN4AFP to WB4AFP, I remember hearing another
> non-novice on the bands and his callsign was WN4KKN (Trey) from Alabama. I
> thought that it would be cool to have the WN4 callsign. In 2006, I
> requested my old callsign in the vanity program. Probably will keep it for
> a long time..
> 73s Dave WN4AFP
> On Sun, Jan 8, 2017 at 10:13 PM, Charles Harpole <hs0zcw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> KN4VUD to K4VUD first time issued.  Kept and will keep.
>> AC4TT club station, recovered, is in honor of Tibet prefix of AC4.
>> HS0ZCW first time issued, Kept and will keep.
>> 9N1UD and 9N7UD first time, kept with no expiration date.
>> A52UD, VU3CHE, first time.
>> V26V issued for occasion of op, unlikely to use again.
>> 73, Charly
>> P.S. Pse request QSL via qsl.com;  I have time to answer.
>> On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 6:55 AM, Rich K2WR <k2wr at njdxa.org> wrote:
>>> For the record, the 1976-1977 “gate” system of 1x2 callsigns for Extra
>>> Class licensees was adopted by the FCC pursuant to Docket #20092, and is
>>> described in detail in the “Washington Mailbox” column on p. 51 of  June,
>>> 1976 QST (probably other QST appearances as well).  My own Extra license
>>> dates to March, 1970, so I was in the third gate, and I got my second
>>> pick.  Although some K2 calls in the 1x2 format had been issued a few
>>> decades earlier, they would have all (or almost all) been sequential and
>>> near the front of the alphabet, so I’m pretty sure I’m the only person
>> ever
>>> to hold K2WR.
>>> Rich K2WR
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>> --
>> Charly, HS0ZCW
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