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Author Topic: Uncertain age of my original license date  (Read 950 times)
N7BQZ
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« on: January 29, 2007, 06:23:10 AM »

I got my general license either in 1979 or 1980 but I would really like to know the correct date. I no longer have the original paper form and the current resources only list the renewal date.

Are there other references online that can help me?
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W5RB
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 09:16:49 AM »

The callsign lookup at www.vanityhq.com shows an issue date of 27 February 1981 , but that's not necessarily the earliest date for your license .If you held a different callsign prior to your current one , maybe a Novice , you could look it up there for further info . Otherwise , go to W3HF's webpage , linked below , and use the link to leave Steve an e-mail . He knows more about callsign history than anybody else I know of , and often volunteers to help folks with such matters .

Russ , W5RB
http://www.geocities.com/w3hf/

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N7BQZ
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 09:50:40 AM »

Russ,

Thank you so much. That is the correct date for the only license I have ever had.

Al
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KA3CTQ
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007, 11:57:32 AM »

Everyone who had a licence before Feb '81 shows 2/27/81. I got my licence in 1979 and on vanityhq it says 2/27/81.

That is the date the database got uploaded to the new system. All the old dates were lost at that time.
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N7BQZ
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 06:29:24 PM »

Shucks, I thought we had it. Any other way to figure this out?

Al
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W5RB
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 06:40:35 PM »

See the website I listed above . Steve has one of the most complete collections of old Callbooks , and other resources .He is the King of callsign history .

Russ , W5RB
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WA8KAZ
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2007, 06:19:51 PM »

Check the Radio Amateur Callbook. I'm looking at my copy of vol. 54, # 4 for 1977 as I write this and the license class is noted directly following the call sign.That may have changed with later additions, but someone with a later copy should be able to tell you if it had. FYI - old callbooks are a "gold mine" of historical information.

73 de WA8KAZ Wayne
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