Call Letters Meaning on Wikipedia

Rob Landry
Fri Jun 14 08:51:44 EDT 2019

On Thu, 13 Jun 2019, Donna Halper wrote:

> Long, long ago-- way back before Gary or I were born-- there were no N's 
> or AA's.

When I was licensed in the mid '70's, there were no vanity calls. Real old 
timers had KnXX or WnXX; slightly less old folks had KnXXX or WnXXX, and 
recently licensed hams were all WAnXXX or WBnXXX (except for Novice 
licensees, who were all WNnXXX).

I wondered how the Boy Scouts managed to get K2BSA, because there was no 
provision in the Rules at the time for call signs to be assigned other 
than sequentially.


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