Call Letters Meaning on Wikipedia
A. Joseph Ross
Fri Jun 14 19:10:09 EDT 2019
I think I remember once reading that WQXR in New York was originally an
experimental station, with the call W2XR. The original founders played
classical music on the station and developed a following. When they
decided to go for a commercial license, they replaced the 2 with a Q so
as to have as small a change as possible.
On 6/14/2019 8:23 AM, Rob Landry wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jun 2019, Bob DeMattia wrote:
>> Just like commericial like the commercial callsigns WBZ, WGY, WLS,
>> many amateur callsigns of today still have the 1920's callsign system
>> legacy. University stations like MIT (W1XM), WPI (W1YK), and Yale
>> (W1YU), began as 1XM, 1YK, and 1YU respectively.
> I think MIT is actually W1MX. Call sign suffixes beginning with X used
> to be reserved for "experimental" radio stations.
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