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Author Topic: Anyone have a WPE Call Sign?  (Read 142781 times)
W8MSD
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« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2012, 05:45:30 AM »

WPE8JYC, issued in 1968, followed up by my novice ticket WN8DSZ.
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AA2JH
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« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2012, 06:16:54 PM »

Wow, it has been awhile.

WPE2MDG   now KD2BVQ
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K7LJ
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« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2012, 09:50:53 AM »

I recieved WPE7BJZ in the early 60's and still have my certificate. It seemed almost like a "real" call sign until I got my Novice license a few months later (KN7VZH, now K7LJ).
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WA7SQD
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« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2012, 08:06:58 AM »

Sure do and if I looked hard enough, I could probably find the PE certificate.

Why I can remember "WPE7BHW" to this day, I don't know.

//Bruce -- AE7UE//
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K1FPV
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« Reply #49 on: August 02, 2012, 10:26:24 AM »

Wow! A trip down memory lane! WPE1EJL has been K1FPV now for nearly 50 years!

Wow, I'm an old Fa#$ !!!
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N6HE
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« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2012, 02:57:36 PM »

Wow - memories! I was WPE5ACB in about 1960/1961 in LA. In December, I will have been a ham for 50 years!

73,
Ray N6HE



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  I remember way back in the day (1960s), Popular Electronics magazine issued WPE call signs to readers who were SWLs.  Did anyone else get (or still remember) them?
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WA2VUY
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« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2012, 03:07:44 AM »

I am WPE2LXA.
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SV1XV
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« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2012, 07:01:30 AM »

I found three pages related to WPE call signs on HF Underground:


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K0OD
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« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2012, 08:57:18 AM »

Good idea. Why doesn't someone just link to a complete list of WPE calls so we can move on to something actually...interesting.
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VA1CQ
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« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2013, 11:29:54 AM »

Don't forget "WPE" calls were also issued for ops outside the U.S. My registrations at various times included:

VE7PE1EO
VE7DX1EO
VEPC1CQ (Current)

Check out the certificates here: http://johndenver.ca/ (scroll to bottom of page).
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W9KDX
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« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2013, 07:05:29 AM »

Wow!  Long forgot about doing that.  Thanks for reminding me of the many happy hours sitting in front of the soft glow of my SX-25.  Still have it.
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« Reply #56 on: July 17, 2013, 10:07:33 AM »

I just found this forum and am reminded of some very happy years of SWL'ing beginning in 1960 when "Santa" brought me a Heathkit AR-3 for Christmas.  I was immediately hooked.  A few of my friends and I formed a small radio club, and within 4 years it had a large membership including a significant international contingent - some of whom later became amateur operators like me, and whom I have looked up and had some wonderful conversations with.  My WPE callsign was WPE3EAI, and I still have my Shortwave Monitor Certificate hanging on my shack wall (now W3MRL), signed by Hank Bennett.  I also still have one of my original QSL cards which I had printed up with my spare "allowance" money (which in those days we actually had to perform chores around the house to "earn").  I also have many of the old QSL cards I collected from the international broadcasters, and have scanned to computer because, sadly, they are greatly deteriorated from age.  Please contact me if you recall these days, or even better, if you were a member of the original Folcroft Radio Club or DX-International, which it later became.  73 and good DX - Mike Larcombe (good on QRZ.com).
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WA8UEG
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« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2013, 08:44:21 AM »

WPE8HSM. I have a picture of my first novice station on my QRZ homepage and I think the certificate to the right of the WWII plane is the certificate. I know the piece of wood below the picture has both my novice call and my WPE call. The current picture of the shack has the receiver I built and used Knight kit Span Master and the first "already built" radio I bought a Hallicrafters S119 on the top shelf. Both are connected and both work as the did 50 years ago.
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KE9PP
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« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2013, 09:16:27 AM »

The certificates are still available!  Just do an ebay search on WPE and you can get a replacement of your old cert....
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KE7KRF
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« Reply #59 on: July 25, 2013, 03:06:29 PM »

Still have my certificate -- WPE0EH -- issued Feb 10, 1959 for my listening station in Wheat Ridge, CO.

Wish I had saved a few of the old PE mags as I used to send in shortwave reports every so often.

Still an active SWL but far more in the digital modes these days.

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