I recently got word that there has been a "radio club" on Elmendorf since 1956!
The current "club", The Elmendorf Amateur Radio Society (EARS) only dates back to 1996 and the KL7AIR call dates back further I am being told.
I would like to actually verify these tidbits. If you have any call books from before 1996 please take a look and see what you can find on KL7AIR and it's association with Elmendorf AFB Alaska. If nothing else maybe you can tell me when the call was first seen as it relates to the base. Perhaps if there had been any previous Amateur Calls assigned to a Military Amateur Recreation Station on Elmendorf you might pass that along.
If you find you have any QSL Cards from Elmendorf from before 1996 I would really appreciate seeing them. Get them digitally copied on a scanner and email the club! If you have a silent keys collection of QSL cards and find one for Elmendorf and can part with it the club will pay for the postage.
I eventually want to create a History of Elmendorf Amateur Radio to pass along to the Military Hams that will join us down the road.
On behalf of the former, present and future Military Hams thank you for your consideration.
Email - Club@KL7AIR.US
Ron Keech, KL7YK