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Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

So maybe I was issued WA4 much later in 70s and that’s why I could not find it looking in early 70s. Dang, I not only am I old, I’m forgetting stuff now. 
I do know I joined Uncle Sams Army in 1978, so was before then.

Steve 

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 7, 2017, at 19:20, Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...> wrote:

My WN8 call was issued in the mid-70’s.

 

Mike

WM4B

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve R via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:00 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

 

When did the WN stop being issued? I got my novice sometime around 1973 or 74. My call was WA4QZP. I could never find my original ticket....buried in 40 years of stuff at Mom and Dad”s place. I was told all those old records were lost at the FCC. 

 

Steve

KM4FLF

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Dec 7, 2017, at 18:53, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Those 2x1 and  1x2 calls go like hot cakes.  People are waiting for years and pounce on them.   There are web pages devoted to them with lots of data as to when they expire, belong to an SK, etc.   If you know the SK's heirs, you can get one of them to sign off on it and the FCC will give you a grant almost immediately.   That's how W9CA  got reissued as a Club call. Yet, the original W9CA's license plate "W9CA"  (IL  white letters on red background) still hangs in the Elmhurst (IL) Portillo's.



My old WD9HQQ call has not been reissued and rightfully so  ...  it was a pain in CW.


Jerry  n9avy


From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

 

I started out as WN8AGD, then became WD8AGD when I upgraded to Technician.  When I got my Extra in 1980 (I was a H.S. senior), I became KG8L. I kept that call until we built the house here in Georgia; figured I was gonna stay here – I ought to get a ‘4’ call!

 

I checked the other day, and WD8AGD has not been reissued.  KG8L has been reissued twice.

 

73,

 

Mike

WM4B

#348

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS

Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:18 PM

Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

 

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

 

73

 

Matt King

AK4MK - 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director

 

 

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.

 

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

 

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

 

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

 

Jerry n9avy

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Mike - W0TMW #2207
 

I had a WN0 in the early '70s. They stopped the 'N' when the FCC killed the Novice license.

Mike - W0TMW #2207

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On 12/07/2017 06:05 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:

Probably early 60's.   .....  Lost records ?    You believed those goldbricks who avoid work at all costs at FCC ???   All you need do is pick up an old callbook from the time you had WN call and look in up.

Jerry  n9avy

From: Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

When did the WN stop being issued? I got my novice sometime around 1973 or 74. My call was WA4QZP. I could never find my original ticket....buried in 40 years of stuff at Mom and Dad”s place. I was told all those old records were lost at the FCC. 

Steve
KM4FLF


Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 7, 2017, at 18:53, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Those 2x1 and  1x2 calls go like hot cakes.  People are waiting for years and pounce on them.   There are web pages devoted to them with lots of data as to when they expire, belong to an SK, etc.   If you know the SK's heirs, you can get one of them to sign off on it and the FCC will give you a grant almost immediately.   That's how W9CA  got reissued as a Club call. Yet, the original W9CA's license plate "W9CA"  (IL  white letters on red background) still hangs in the Elmhurst (IL) Portillo's.

My old WD9HQQ call has not been reissued and rightfully so  ...  it was a pain in CW.

Jerry  n9avy

From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

I started out as WN8AGD, then became WD8AGD when I upgraded to Technician.  When I got my Extra in 1980 (I was a H.S. senior), I became KG8L. I kept that call until we built the house here in Georgia; figured I was gonna stay here – I ought to get a ‘4’ call!

I checked the other day, and WD8AGD has not been reissued.  KG8L has been reissued twice.

73,

Mike
WM4B
#348

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy











Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

My WN8 call was issued in the mid-70’s.

 

Mike

WM4B

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve R via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:00 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

 

When did the WN stop being issued? I got my novice sometime around 1973 or 74. My call was WA4QZP. I could never find my original ticket....buried in 40 years of stuff at Mom and Dad”s place. I was told all those old records were lost at the FCC. 

 

Steve

KM4FLF

 

Sent from my iPhone


On Dec 7, 2017, at 18:53, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Those 2x1 and  1x2 calls go like hot cakes.  People are waiting for years and pounce on them.   There are web pages devoted to them with lots of data as to when they expire, belong to an SK, etc.   If you know the SK's heirs, you can get one of them to sign off on it and the FCC will give you a grant almost immediately.   That's how W9CA  got reissued as a Club call. Yet, the original W9CA's license plate "W9CA"  (IL  white letters on red background) still hangs in the Elmhurst (IL) Portillo's.



My old WD9HQQ call has not been reissued and rightfully so  ...  it was a pain in CW.


Jerry  n9avy


From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

 

I started out as WN8AGD, then became WD8AGD when I upgraded to Technician.  When I got my Extra in 1980 (I was a H.S. senior), I became KG8L. I kept that call until we built the house here in Georgia; figured I was gonna stay here – I ought to get a ‘4’ call!

 

I checked the other day, and WD8AGD has not been reissued.  KG8L has been reissued twice.

 

73,

 

Mike

WM4B

#348

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS

Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:18 PM

Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

 

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

 

73

 

Matt King

AK4MK - 070 #1708

PODXS 070 Club Executive Director

 

 

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.

 

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

 

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

 

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

 

Jerry n9avy

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

I am so embedded with this call I have now I decided to just keep it. My letters are same for Canadian call as well. 

When I got my new ticket no one in the club there could find an old call book plus the fact I was not 100% sure what year I started as novice. 

My winter project is Extra ticket so will probably change call after that. Anyway, was just curious about the WN.

Steve 

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 7, 2017, at 19:05, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Probably early 60's.   .....  Lost records ?    You believed those goldbricks who avoid work at all costs at FCC ???   All you need do is pick up an old callbook from the time you had WN call and look in up.

Jerry  n9avy

From: Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

When did the WN stop being issued? I got my novice sometime around 1973 or 74. My call was WA4QZP. I could never find my original ticket....buried in 40 years of stuff at Mom and Dad”s place. I was told all those old records were lost at the FCC. 

Steve
KM4FLF


Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 7, 2017, at 18:53, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Those 2x1 and  1x2 calls go like hot cakes.  People are waiting for years and pounce on them.   There are web pages devoted to them with lots of data as to when they expire, belong to an SK, etc.   If you know the SK's heirs, you can get one of them to sign off on it and the FCC will give you a grant almost immediately.   That's how W9CA  got reissued as a Club call. Yet, the original W9CA's license plate "W9CA"  (IL  white letters on red background) still hangs in the Elmhurst (IL) Portillo's.

My old WD9HQQ call has not been reissued and rightfully so  ...  it was a pain in CW.

Jerry  n9avy

From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

I started out as WN8AGD, then became WD8AGD when I upgraded to Technician.  When I got my Extra in 1980 (I was a H.S. senior), I became KG8L. I kept that call until we built the house here in Georgia; figured I was gonna stay here – I ought to get a ‘4’ call!

I checked the other day, and WD8AGD has not been reissued.  KG8L has been reissued twice.

73,

Mike
WM4B
#348

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy










Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Mike Flowers
 

Started out as WN2JLQ in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1968 ...

This site is pretty cool:


1921, 1940 (New!), 1954, 1957, 1960, 1969, 1977, 1983, and 1995 to present archive data is available.

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Dec 7, 2017, at 3:59 PM, Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...> wrote:

When did the WN stop being issued? I got my novice sometime around 1973 or 74. My call was WA4QZP. I could never find my original ticket....buried in 40 years of stuff at Mom and Dad”s place. I was told all those old records were lost at the FCC. 

Steve
KM4FLF


Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 7, 2017, at 18:53, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Those 2x1 and  1x2 calls go like hot cakes.  People are waiting for years and pounce on them.   There are web pages devoted to them with lots of data as to when they expire, belong to an SK, etc.   If you know the SK's heirs, you can get one of them to sign off on it and the FCC will give you a grant almost immediately.   That's how W9CA  got reissued as a Club call. Yet, the original W9CA's license plate "W9CA"  (IL  white letters on red background) still hangs in the Elmhurst (IL) Portillo's.

My old WD9HQQ call has not been reissued and rightfully so  ...  it was a pain in CW.

Jerry  n9avy

From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

I started out as WN8AGD, then became WD8AGD when I upgraded to Technician.  When I got my Extra in 1980 (I was a H.S. senior), I became KG8L. I kept that call until we built the house here in Georgia; figured I was gonna stay here – I ought to get a ‘4’ call!

I checked the other day, and WD8AGD has not been reissued.  KG8L has been reissued twice.

73,

Mike
WM4B
#348

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy








Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Probably early 60's.   .....  Lost records ?    You believed those goldbricks who avoid work at all costs at FCC ???   All you need do is pick up an old callbook from the time you had WN call and look in up.

Jerry  n9avy


From: Steve R via Groups.Io <oldjavadrinker@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

When did the WN stop being issued? I got my novice sometime around 1973 or 74. My call was WA4QZP. I could never find my original ticket....buried in 40 years of stuff at Mom and Dad”s place. I was told all those old records were lost at the FCC. 

Steve
KM4FLF


Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 7, 2017, at 18:53, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Those 2x1 and  1x2 calls go like hot cakes.  People are waiting for years and pounce on them.   There are web pages devoted to them with lots of data as to when they expire, belong to an SK, etc.   If you know the SK's heirs, you can get one of them to sign off on it and the FCC will give you a grant almost immediately.   That's how W9CA  got reissued as a Club call. Yet, the original W9CA's license plate "W9CA"  (IL  white letters on red background) still hangs in the Elmhurst (IL) Portillo's.

My old WD9HQQ call has not been reissued and rightfully so  ...  it was a pain in CW.

Jerry  n9avy

From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

I started out as WN8AGD, then became WD8AGD when I upgraded to Technician.  When I got my Extra in 1980 (I was a H.S. senior), I became KG8L. I kept that call until we built the house here in Georgia; figured I was gonna stay here – I ought to get a ‘4’ call!

I checked the other day, and WD8AGD has not been reissued.  KG8L has been reissued twice.

73,

Mike
WM4B
#348

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy










Re: WTW

Jerry N9AVY
 

Just keep working every station you see and don't worry about the totals. You'll get there faster because you won't waste a lot of time doing search & pounce for specific letters.  I just kept working everything I saw and then I was there.  Think a lot of us spend to much time and effort looking for certain calls.  Grids is another example, if I worried about the grids and was out actively hunting them, I'd some be having conversations with myself.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Matthew King - KK4CPS <kk4cps@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] WTW

Yep, Dan, that's the way it works. You can work me 9 times for the "M" in AK4MK, once per "endorsement" on the WTW award.

Here's the WTW FAQ that my clarify other questions you may have: http://podxs070.com/work-the-world-award-series/wtw-faqs

Stick with it - it's a LOT of QSOs, but, man, what a feeling of accomplishment when you wrap it up!

Hope that helps!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:40 PM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...> wrote:
Can one work the same call for different letter blocks??
So, if I work a call with an A and finish up that particular country, etc, can I then work that same call with the A for a separate block of letters that have an A in it. i.e.  if I work an A in Brazil can I work that same person for his A for Columbia???

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!











Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Steve VA3FLF/KM4FLF
 

When did the WN stop being issued? I got my novice sometime around 1973 or 74. My call was WA4QZP. I could never find my original ticket....buried in 40 years of stuff at Mom and Dad”s place. I was told all those old records were lost at the FCC. 

Steve
KM4FLF


Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 7, 2017, at 18:53, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Those 2x1 and  1x2 calls go like hot cakes.  People are waiting for years and pounce on them.   There are web pages devoted to them with lots of data as to when they expire, belong to an SK, etc.   If you know the SK's heirs, you can get one of them to sign off on it and the FCC will give you a grant almost immediately.   That's how W9CA  got reissued as a Club call. Yet, the original W9CA's license plate "W9CA"  (IL  white letters on red background) still hangs in the Elmhurst (IL) Portillo's.

My old WD9HQQ call has not been reissued and rightfully so  ...  it was a pain in CW.

Jerry  n9avy

From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

I started out as WN8AGD, then became WD8AGD when I upgraded to Technician.  When I got my Extra in 1980 (I was a H.S. senior), I became KG8L. I kept that call until we built the house here in Georgia; figured I was gonna stay here – I ought to get a ‘4’ call!

I checked the other day, and WD8AGD has not been reissued.  KG8L has been reissued twice.

73,

Mike
WM4B
#348

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy








Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Those 2x1 and  1x2 calls go like hot cakes.  People are waiting for years and pounce on them.   There are web pages devoted to them with lots of data as to when they expire, belong to an SK, etc.   If you know the SK's heirs, you can get one of them to sign off on it and the FCC will give you a grant almost immediately.   That's how W9CA  got reissued as a Club call. Yet, the original W9CA's license plate "W9CA"  (IL  white letters on red background) still hangs in the Elmhurst (IL) Portillo's.

My old WD9HQQ call has not been reissued and rightfully so  ...  it was a pain in CW.

Jerry  n9avy


From: Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

I started out as WN8AGD, then became WD8AGD when I upgraded to Technician.  When I got my Extra in 1980 (I was a H.S. senior), I became KG8L. I kept that call until we built the house here in Georgia; figured I was gonna stay here – I ought to get a ‘4’ call!

I checked the other day, and WD8AGD has not been reissued.  KG8L has been reissued twice.

73,

Mike
WM4B
#348

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy








Re: WTW

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Yep, Dan, that's the way it works. You can work me 9 times for the "M" in AK4MK, once per "endorsement" on the WTW award.

Here's the WTW FAQ that my clarify other questions you may have: http://podxs070.com/work-the-world-award-series/wtw-faqs

Stick with it - it's a LOT of QSOs, but, man, what a feeling of accomplishment when you wrap it up!

Hope that helps!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:40 PM, Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...> wrote:
Can one work the same call for different letter blocks??
So, if I work a call with an A and finish up that particular country, etc, can I then work that same call with the A for a separate block of letters that have an A in it. i.e.  if I work an A in Brazil can I work that same person for his A for Columbia???

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065
dbmorris315@...

I live to live for Him!









Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Fergot about  those WN calls !  My bad.

Jerry  n9avy



From: Fr Richard R via Groups.Io <rickocr2005@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

I had WN8YXH for my original Novice call way back then. 

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF 

On Dec 7, 2017, at 18:18, Matthew King - KK4CPS <kk4cps@...> wrote:

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.   

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy




Re: WTW

Jerry N9AVY
 

Not sure if that's the way it works. Matthew has the last word on that.

Jerry



From: Dan Morris <dbmorris315@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: [070Club] WTW

Can one work the same call for different letter blocks??
So, if I work a call with an A and finish up that particular country, etc, can I then work that same call with the A for a separate block of letters that have an A in it. i.e.  if I work an A in Brazil can I work that same person for his A for Columbia???

Dan Morris  KZ3T  070-1065

I live to live for Him!









Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
 

I started out as WN8AGD, then became WD8AGD when I upgraded to Technician. When I got my Extra in 1980 (I was a H.S. senior), I became KG8L. I kept that call until we built the house here in Georgia; figured I was gonna stay here – I ought to get a ‘4’ call!

I checked the other day, and WD8AGD has not been reissued. KG8L has been reissued twice.

73,

Mike
WM4B
#348

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Matthew King - KK4CPS
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:18 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.

Have worked/heard about 3 in the past few days. Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls, hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air. My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI. Searched for him, but no sign anywhere. Anyhow, I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ? Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy


WTW

Dan Morris - KZ3T
 

Can one work the same call for different letter blocks??
So, if I work a call with an A and finish up that particular country, etc, can I then work that same call with the A for a separate block of letters that have an A in it. i.e. if I work an A in Brazil can I work that same person for his A for Columbia???

Dan Morris KZ3T 070-1065
dbmorris315@gmail.com

I live to live for Him!


Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Fr Richard R
 

I had WN8YXH for my original Novice call way back then. 

Fr Richard 
WB8YXF 

On Dec 7, 2017, at 18:18, Matthew King - KK4CPS <kk4cps@...> wrote:

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.   

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy



Re: KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Matthew King - AK4MK
 

Yup, all the new Technician calls here are KN4 here lately. I didn't realize that they were old novice calls. Neat!

73

Matt King
AK4MK - 070 #1708
PODXS 070 Club Executive Director


On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.   

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy



KN4 calls - blast from the past !

Jerry N9AVY
 

Those of us who were around in the 50's & 60's might remember the KN prefix as that  for Novice licensees. If you don't that's okay.   

Have worked/heard about 3  in the past few days.  Looks like the FCC ran out of prefixes and has opened up the KN4 block... figuring no one will not if they not told they have recycled calls,  hi ! hi!

It's good to see them back on the air.  My club call , K9ATI, was originally that of a high school buddy  Skip Dewell, KN9ATI, and later K9ATI.  Searched for him, but no sign anywhere.  Anyhow,  I you work a KN call outside of 4-land, you might ask if that was operators original call.

What's next ?  Reissueing W, WB, WA, WD ,K and back to N calls ???

Jerry n9avy


Re: Chile

Jerry N9AVY
 

Got him, but barely. He came back with correct name and call ... then QSB took over.  Curse these lousy conditions !

Jerry  n9avy



From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 4:12 PM
Subject: [070Club] Chile

CE3FIK    on 20m  calling CQ  DX at 2207 UTC   .

Called him several times, but I guess I'm not right kind of DX   


Jerry   N9AVY



Chile

Jerry N9AVY
 

CE3FIK    on 20m  calling CQ  DX at 2207 UTC   .

Called him several times, but I guess I'm not right kind of DX   


Jerry   N9AVY


Re: stickers

Jerry N9AVY
 

Ivor:

How cold is it ???

It's -3 C here out in farm country near Chicago.   I'm ready for summer again.

Jerry n9avy


From: ivorradio via Groups.Io <m5ply@...>
To: 070Club@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:55 AM
Subject: [070Club] stickers

hi pskers.santa came from the usa this morning, with a big full of stickers.
I like to thank the elf who sent them. my best 73 Ivor/m5ply/from a very cold Plymouth uk


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