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Author Topic: Anyone have a WPE Call Sign?  (Read 174165 times)
WA4DUR
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« Reply #60 on: August 04, 2013, 06:48:32 PM »

I too recently found this forum as I am thinking about getting back in the hobby. I have been licensed since I was 13 but have not been active for almost 40 years. As for this thread, I was(am) WPE4CVO, but cannot for the life of me imagine I actually remembered the call after all these years! My first SW receiver was an S-38E which I still had up to about 10 years ago. I may just buy one of the replacement certificates off eBay!

73,
Joe
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W5GNB
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« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2013, 12:41:44 PM »

I was (and still am I guess) WPE5DTK....
Still have the "License" which is in pristine condition.....

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W5RHR
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« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2014, 10:47:36 AM »

WPE5LEJ , funny I remember that.

I also have some old POP Electronics mags from the late 60-early 70s that are a hoot to go back and read.
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W0FG
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« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2014, 07:33:01 PM »

WPE0...something...DJP maybe.  In the intervening 52 or 53 years I've lost track of the certificate and the SWL QSL cards I garnered with the Knight-Kit Span Master I built in freshman shop class.  In March of 1963 I became WN0FYG and the period before that is just a distant memory.

Rick, W0FG
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W4JOP
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« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2014, 05:06:52 PM »

WPE4HZE

Started with an old Grunow receiver then worked all summer to afford a Hallicrafters SX -130 which I have to this day. Listened to over 50 countries; have an album with some beautiful QSL cards from that era...Radio Japan and Portugal come to mind.
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NU1O
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« Reply #65 on: February 03, 2014, 11:19:32 PM »

Always meant to, never did. I vaguely remember that there was some kind of license fee, like $1, and I never had $1 to spare. Or maybe I was just lazy.

Same here.  I thought about it but didn't really see the point.  I was a member of the American SW Listeners Club, however, and I often submitted reception reports.  Many of the same folks are still monitoring the SW bands over 40 years later.  A few years ago I saw some reports by Stewart McKenzie who was the President of the club.  He was from Huntington Beach.  I won't forget those days.  They were a lot of fun and I learned a lot on my own.

73,

Chris  NU1O
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WA8ZTZ
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« Reply #66 on: February 14, 2014, 09:17:39 AM »

WPE8BZK...issued August 1960.   12 yrs old at the time, had a Knight Kit Space Spanner that actually worked after my clumsy assembly  Smiley.



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AI8O
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« Reply #67 on: February 18, 2014, 03:24:43 PM »

I never had a wpe call but I do remeber getting a WDX  callsign about 1971 or so.

WDX4KUB

was this the same program?

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AI8O
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WA2ONH
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« Reply #68 on: February 18, 2014, 06:37:45 PM »

I never had a wpe call but I do remeber getting a WDX  callsign about 1971 or so.

WDX4KUB

was this the same program?

See the following re: WDX callsign...
Facts about the WDX monitor program
http://kc5jk.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/wdx.html

This link was noted on the "Were you a WPE?" main page
http://www.qsl.net/wb1gfh/swl.html
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KE0XQ
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« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2014, 06:49:34 AM »

Mine was WPE6FUC - I tried to get it changed but they wouldn't. Needless to say I didn't use it. My uncle, WA6MOZ (SK) couldn't believe it!
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KI5WW
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« Reply #70 on: March 08, 2014, 07:09:06 PM »

Ive got a KPC5WW call from PopCom.  Smiley
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K1FPV
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« Reply #71 on: June 09, 2014, 03:10:17 PM »

I received the Popular Electronics SWL call WPE1EJL back around 1960. With the Popular Electronics call, I had SWL cards printed and received many Short-Wave Broadcast Station replies including a local ham who became my Elmer and helped me obtain the FCC Novice Call of KN1FPV. The rest is history!

Oh! My receiver was an old Knight Kit Span Master that is still working today! I've had to fix it a few times, but it still works and believe it or not, I still use it today, mostly for BC reception....but it works great on Short-Wave too!

Bill
K1FPV / ex WPE1EJL / ex KN1FPV
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W3BUG
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« Reply #72 on: June 18, 2014, 12:54:25 PM »

Got mine from Hank Bennet - WDX3IKE.  Boy, that was a long time ago.

Scott - W3BUG
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AD4IE
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« Reply #73 on: June 29, 2014, 04:47:37 PM »

WPE3CKR. Yes, an excellent marketing idea that spurred many of us onward.
-paul
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N4NLQ
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« Reply #74 on: July 01, 2014, 05:34:12 PM »

WPE4MZ.  I got in when they were issuing the 1 by 2 calls.  My parents moved while I was in Army Basic Training; they even packed my telephone which in those days was hard wired to the wall and belonged to the phone company.  Dad claimed the certificate was in a box somewhere but I never saw it again.  It took a while to get a real callsign but I finally made it.

Allan - N4NLQ
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