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Author Topic: Not Stolen Gear....stolen CALL!  (Read 36212 times)
W4CX
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« on: June 26, 2014, 03:44:46 PM »

Someone is using my W4CX call.  I have been QRT on HF for the past year while building and operating a satellite station.  But I've received LotW notices and even an email from a ham who heard "me" who lived in San Diego!  I've rejected the Lotw cards.  Any help or info, please contact me at w4cx@amsat.org.
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KI6LZ
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 04:57:14 PM »

You must mean eQSL, never heard of rejecting LOTW contacts. Only you alone have the security certificates to authenticate a call.
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K1CJS
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 02:00:33 PM »

It happens.  I got a QSL card back when I was only a tech--for a HF contact.  All it takes is one mistaken letter.
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N3QE
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 06:11:47 AM »

There's a number of "one-away" calls that are very similar to yours and are EXTREMELY active calls on HF CW. e.g. W4CI, W4UX.
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KK2DOG
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 11:12:54 AM »

On the bright side, just think of all the DX you've already worked and you didn't even have to lift a finger!   Grin


                    Mike KK2DOG
    From the REAL upstate New York (FN24)
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KV4BL
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 09:16:38 AM »

About ten or fifteen years ago, I was getting QSL's for a while from ops who had "worked" me on 6 meters.   Only problem was, at that point in time, I had no 6M gear and had never been on 6M.   I returned the cards with a brief note apologizing for the disappointment.

I always wondered if someone was bootlegging my call or if it was a misunderstanding by the ops who QSL'ed me.   

73,

Ray  KV4BL
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N4UE
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 05:42:24 PM »

I just wanted to add this:
I am N4UE and have been for years.
I have been advised that there is a person selling at Flea Markets using my call.

I WAS N4KCM before I got my Extra call.
I can also be identified on eBay as: "radiorestorations", with 100% feedback.

FWIW

ron
the REAL N4UE....
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