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Author Topic: How many call signs have you had????  (Read 1396 times)
EXWA2SWA
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2007, 10:41:15 AM »

WV2SWA, Novice in '60 or so
WA2SWA, Technician, '61 - '66 or so
KE5CXX, General, 2004-2005; Extra 2005-2007
NS5M, Issued 2/13/07 & I plan to keep it for a while ...

If I didn't enjoy CW so much, I'd most likely have kept KE5CXX or gone back to WA2SWA via the vanity route. They both sound nice and CXX has pretty good rhythm, but take forever to key ...
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AD5TD
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2007, 01:08:55 PM »

Two, KD5UJX and AD5TD.

Let's face it, KD5UJX was a horrible call.  So when I went for Extra, I just applied for a sequential call that I knew would have the AD5 in it.  I like it now.
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N8MME
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2007, 05:19:09 AM »

I have only had two in my 16 years of being licensed.  My novice call was KB8JSU and I soon upgraded to Tech and decided to take a chance on a new call sign and got N8MME, the most wonderful CW callsign I could have hoped for.  I kept the call sign through all the upgrades and I will never change it!  (Plus all my unused QSL cards have that call sign.)

73...

David
N8MME
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W5CPT
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2007, 05:47:47 PM »

Three unless you count my Club Call.

N1KGW, then KD1OL when I upgraded. I got W5CPT when the Vanity Call system came out.

I also hold KI4SKP which I will change now that the FCC has opened up the Vanity Call System again.

One of the things I did not figure on was the P being mistaken for an F phoneticly. The PAPA must be very plainly prounced with the accent on the last sylable  or it will result in mistakenly copied as a FOXTROT. I have missed some DX because the station came back to Whisky 5 Charlie Foxtrot Tango and moved on to the next station. Luckily on CW I don't have that problem.

See you in the pile-ups,

Clint - W5CPT
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WB3ERE
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2007, 05:58:46 PM »

Only two.

WB3ERE as a novice, tech and general

KB3XR as advanced, had extreme difficulty getting dx contacts to understand KILO BRAVO THREE XRAY RADIO back then.  Requested old call back and FCC said okay. I kinda like it this way, xyl is/was licensed before me as WB3ERD, so we are together again. hihi
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WA6BFH
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2007, 01:14:19 PM »


Two WN6BFH, and WA6BFH. How or why would I want another anyway?
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W5XE
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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2007, 04:28:02 PM »

Changes due to upgrade and moves where changes in
different districts required:
KN4LNE - 1956
K4LNE  - 1957
K4LNE\KL7-1962
DL4MQ   - 1963
DJ0MQ   - 1964
LX\DL4MQ - 1965
WA5USB  - 1967
W5QYK   - 1967
W6NJP   - 1971
W5QYK   - 1973
W5XE    - 1976
V31XE   - 1995
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KD4AL
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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2007, 05:50:47 PM »

I've had five, although one was just out of major stupidity on my part.
WN4EXC:  My original Novice Call in 1973.
WB4ECX:  I passed my general in 1975, but almost immediately we moved from Kentucky to Mississippi. We had to change calls when you changed regions in those days.
WB5PRR:  My Mississippi call from 1975 till 1981.
KD4AL:  I moved from Mississippi to North Carolina in 1981. By this time I had my Advanced.
W4ECX:  A poorly thought out vanity call in 2006.  Just plain dumb. I got it because I always felt that a 2x2 call sign looked awkward.  So I got a 1x3 version of my Novice call.  Dumb Dumb Dumb.  I never got used to it on phone, although I liked it OK on CW. I finally changed it back to KD4AL, which I had held for over 20 years. So from now on my longest running call will be a vanity call. But I ain't changing again.
The saddest point was made by a Ham at Shelby. As a non-vanity Advanced call, KD4AL is PROOF that I passed a 13wpm code test.  I also passed a 20wpm code test for my Extra, but the call would not show it.
Take my advice, if you have a long standing call, stick with it. Skip the vanity thing.
Bill KD4AL
Kinda Dumb 4 A Librarian
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AE6PB
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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2007, 09:43:28 PM »


KB6FYJ in 1984, took forever to pound out in CW in my novice days! Kept it as a technician and advanced, obtained in 1985.

KI6CL in 1986 decided to get a call sign in line with the advanced license.

KG7SA in 1991 in conjunction with a move. I let my license expire along with the grace peiod! Silly me!

KG6SYA in 2003, re-licensed as a general, I never had this rating before, I was an advanced before I was a general!!

AE6PB in 2003, couldn't get an advanced licese again so had to go all the way!!
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K7SU
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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2007, 09:52:37 AM »

Three....

1966 Novice  WN7GJE
1967 General WA7GJE
1978 Extra   K7SU


73
Kelly
www.K7SU.4t.com
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KE4ZHN
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« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2007, 01:39:13 PM »

Just one. And its going to stay with me till I croak.
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KX8N
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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2007, 05:19:45 PM »

"Needless to say the DX station was like "huh?"...and just went on....Some people just dont get it..... "

The DX can be just as guilty.  A lot of times "N" is Nancy or Norway to them, "O" is Ocean, etc.  It's very common for DX to use non-standard phonetics.
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WQ3T
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« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2007, 07:27:21 AM »

Vince,
  I'm on my second callsign. The local repeater guys complained about my IDing too much with my novice KA3WYX. Now my WQ3T call is much shorter. It's a fine callsign for CW. Had the callsign on the air using CW this morning.
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M0MJH
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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2007, 09:31:03 AM »

I've had, and still got, 3. 2E1MJH was my novice callsign in 2001 (now called the intermediate), then I went for my foundation licence (M3MJH) in 2003 when they brought that in (it allowed me to get on HF which I couldn't do with my 2E1 at the time), then in 2006 I got my full licence (M0MJH). The funny thing is that in the UK we are allowed to keep all 3 licences going and as we have just swapped over to an electronic system in the UK, we don't have to pay for them (apart from if we are requesting a paper licence, it costs us £20 for 5yr licence).

Just remembered, I will become 'trustee' for our 2 club callsigns (G0SWI & G7SRA) shortly so that will take the total up to 5... Hang on a second.. in 2002 for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II we were allowed to adapt our callsigns.. add 2Q1MJH and MQ3MJH to the list! 7... Final answer... nope. Does special event callsign on a notice of variation of my licence count? GB0TSR. 8.
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