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Re: WGOD, etc.
- Subject: Re: WGOD, etc.
- From: Shawn Mamros <mamros@MIT.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 12:07:21 EDT
>f.y.i. Columnist and Author, Cecil Adams of "The Straight Dope" fame (
>recently discussed this issue in his latest book "Triumph of the Straight
>According to Cecil, N and A call signs are reserved for the Army and Navy
>exclusively (you have to figure out in which order...) He sites as an example
>NJFK as being the call signs for the Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy.
Cecil's full of prune juice, at least as far as this topic is concerned.
The N and A calls are *not* reserved for the Navy and Army. As someone
else pointed out, N calls have been assigned to amateur radio operators.
I know quite a few people who have N calls, and I can assure you that
they have no affiliation with the Navy.
- -Shawn Mamros
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