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Author Topic: Tracking down an old callsign...  (Read 778 times)
N0YVW
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« on: January 01, 2002, 01:35:39 PM »

Back in the days of yesteryear, when I was a junior high student in the early '80s, I was influenced toward Amateur Radio by my homeroom teacher, who was a licensed ham and also the sponsor of our school's club.

Even though I didn't get licensed for more than a decade after junior high, Mr. Steele was still one of the two influences that brought me into the hobby (the other one was a book called "Today I am a Ham," which I read when I was about 9).

I recently decided to track down his callsign and maybe send him a QSL as a thank-you for bringing me into the hobby, but I'm not able to locate him in the current database, which makes me think he may have gone SK.

Are there any historical callsign databases out there where I could find out what callsign was assigned in 1982 to a Larry Steele, who lived in or around Dubuque, IA at that time?

Thanks for any info you can give!

(PS, if you happen to be familiar with the book "Today I am a Ham" and/or know where to dig up a copy, I'd appreciate any info to that effect, too!)

TNX ES 73 DE N0YVW
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W7ITC
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2002, 11:30:33 PM »

I can't help you with an old call sign.  I would love to know who had mine originally.  But I can help you with the book. Go to....

http://www.abebooks.com

Put the title into the search engine and you will
note numerous copies available for sale.

                 Ken de W7ITC
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KL7IPV
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2002, 12:37:51 AM »

Go to: http://www.qrz.com/directory.cgi
Look for old callsigns or see if it allows name checks.
73
Frank
KL7IPV
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W5WJP
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2002, 12:28:39 PM »

Follow the links for vanity calls from QRZ, on one of the there is place that gives the history of a callsign. I can't remember if it has a name search funtin or not.
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ILIKECODE
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2002, 09:50:01 PM »

found this at buck.com i'm not a member so I did not get his call sign but got this
* Extra Larry G . Steele   * IN  USA  *
* Extra Larry E . Steele   * OR  USA  *

it won't give city either but does give state.
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ILIKECODE
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2002, 09:56:33 PM »

the one that lives in IN has the call sign K9CDB  
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KC5JK
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2002, 03:47:41 PM »

Nobody held W7ITC in 1958 or 1966, according to the Callbook.
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