Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !
Yup, WR was for repeaters. WR2ABZ was our club's.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The rule on moving changed in 1978. That was just before I moved from NJ to CA, and it enabled me to keep my WA2FKS call until I traded it in for a 1x2 in 2000.
From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 8:33 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !
I was a WD9 as a Novice and also as a Tech; upgraded to general in 1979 and received present call.
I also remember there were some WR calls issued back then and think they were for repeaters. I remember WC calls; they should have been issuued to rest room attendants.
Also remember there was a bit of confusion with the KA's being issued back in those days; seems that KA2's were assigned to Ryukyu Islands ( Okinawa) U.S. military personnel and the problem arose when they were also issued to some in NY/NJ. As soon as Ryukyu Is. was deleted from DXCC list everything was okay. Had a ham in this area who presented his Okinawa license at IL DMV to get strange call sign on his plates.
Don't recall when the rule changed, but there was a time if you moved out of your district , you had to obtain a call that matched the district you were in. Another FCC screw up. Used to be when you heard a W1 call he was in VT, ME, NH, CT, RI or MA and you'd know where to point your beam. Now everyone is every where !