Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>

WPX guys like me too, although I think they liked my old call (KG8L) better!


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:54 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

 For those who track prefixes for CQ Awards (WPX)  some of the old WN, KN , etc. call signs are semi rare.

Jerry  n9avy


From: Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Late in responding as I am out of town. Hopefully be home late afternoon or evening tomorrow. 

My WN call was issued in 1967.  I do have a couple of the old paper Callbooks from back them at home 

Lot of history in these posts.

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF (which is my 2nd original call other than the WN call sign, Dated from the 60’s when I was in HS)

On Dec 7, 2017, at 21:28, Stephen Melachrinos < melachri@...> wrote:

I know Pete. And I think I have more old callbooks than he does. (I know where he got his, and I had first dibs on that collection.)

His advantage is that he's retired, and has more time for this. I'm still working 40+ hours a week. He's also better at publicity than I am. But if you ask the FCC for help with old callsigns, they'll send you to me, not him.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick - N7WE < n7we1980@...>
To: 070Club <>
Sent: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 9:10 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

There is a guy - NL7XM - known as Pete the Greek - who has a marvelous collection of old call books.  If you sent him your old call and home location at the time, he would research it back to your first listing in the Call Books and send you a copy.  It used to be he didn't charge anything, but most people sent some $ to help with copy costs and mailing.   His QRZ page has a picture of him standing in front of a bookcase filled with call books. I think he is still doing it.  There is an eHam review  HERE
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602

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