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Author Topic: Originally licensed on ????  (Read 1125 times)
KE4ILG
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« on: November 05, 2017, 02:56:22 PM »

My call sign is KE4ILG and I have lost my original license and can't recall when I was first licensed. 

After a google search and a look at my FCC page I can't find a way to look for the date.  Any suggestions?? Thanks and 73, Mike
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K6AER
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 04:30:05 PM »

You have no idea what year?
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NO2A
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 04:43:34 PM »

Or how old you were at the time.
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KE4ILG
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 05:21:57 PM »

It was in the later 90's and some long term medical issues, kidney disease, I have forgotten some things.  I believe it was 94-96 but again I am not certain and have been unable to locate any of the old paperwork including my original license. 

I was about 40 years old and a Gysgt in the US Marines. 

And if you think its difficult for someone to forget things do not spend 2 months in a hospital because of internal bleeding as a result of the treatment for kidney disease. 

So If you have an idea as to where such a record could be found please let me know.  It's not a big deal its just one of the things I forgot and want to be reminded of.   73, Mike
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W6IR
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 05:30:56 PM »

Does Feb 94 ring a bell? Based on your current expiration date that would be a good guess.
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KE4ILG
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 05:56:51 PM »

Feb 94 would be likely as not.  I assumed you backed up from my license expiration date, that seems logical.  I should have thought of that but I did not.  Thanks for the help I'm thinking that's as close as I will be getting without finding my original paperwork. 

Originally I got my Tech then Tech Plus about 10 months later and then General about one year after having gotten my Tech.  In those days Tech Plus required 5 wpm as did the Novice ticket. 

I was able to get on HF with the Tech Plus  and in a short time was able to pass the General including the 13 wpm exam.  Funny I remember these things and my feeling of my first few CW QSO'S but not the date of my first exam.  Thanks and 73, Mike
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KZ1X
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 06:05:33 PM »

My call sign is KE4ILG and I have lost my original license and can't recall when I was first licensed. 

After a google search and a look at my FCC page I can't find a way to look for the date.  Any suggestions?? Thanks and 73, Mike

It was after 1993:

https://www.qrz.com/db1993/?callsign=ke4ilg
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KE4ILG
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 07:39:23 PM »

Thanks that is a search I was unaware of.  73, Mike
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KOP
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 12:00:44 AM »

https://archive.org/stream/1993_Radio_Amateur_Callbook/1993_Radio_Amateur_Callbook_District_4#page/n108/mode/1up/search/KE4ILG
Try page 448  Grin
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W6RZ
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 12:34:04 AM »

You were licensed on 12/21/1993.

http://www.silentkeyhq.com

On the left hand side, under "Tools", click on "Research Hams". A new tab will open (at least on Firefox). Then enter your call on the right under "CALL SIGN".
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KE4ILG
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2017, 04:38:42 AM »

W6RZ Ron, you the man.  That is the answer to my question and perhaps others as well.  Thank you so much for sharing.  73, Mike ke4ilg
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KS2G
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 01:37:37 PM »



http://www.silentkeyhq.com

On the left hand side, under "Tools", click on "Research Hams". A new tab will open (at least on Firefox). Then enter your call on the right under "CALL SIGN".

Nice resource, but it goes back only so far.

For example:

It shows the history of my current call sign (KS2G) with the correct initial issue date in 1981.

But for my previous call sign (WA2SEL) that was issued in 1977 it shows that same 1981 date with a note that it was issued at some --unspecified-- earlier date.
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W6RZ
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2017, 05:14:15 PM »


Nice resource, but it goes back only so far.

For example:

It shows the history of my current call sign (KS2G) with the correct initial issue date in 1981.

But for my previous call sign (WA2SEL) that was issued in 1977 it shows that same 1981 date with a note that it was issued at some --unspecified-- earlier date.

Yeah, it's not perfect. On my history, there's lots of missing info. I moved around a few times before 1985 and I was a General class for a few weeks in 1992 before I took the Advanced class test. None of that shows up.

Not realizing I would become more nostalgic later on, I didn't make a copy of my Novice license when I upgraded to Technician at the San Francisco FCC office.  I just turned in my original. Doh!

Same thing when I upgraded to General. Since I had a pre-1987 Technician license, I didn't have to take the written exam. But I used an original license to prove it with. Doh again!
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