Call Letters Meaning on Wikipedia
Mon Jun 17 11:30:23 EDT 2019
Yes, that's right.
On Fri, 14 Jun 2019, A. Joseph Ross wrote:
> 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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