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Author Topic: Does the FCC do jokes of their own?  (Read 25344 times)
SHORTWIRE
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« on: August 23, 2014, 05:18:06 PM »

Is this guy real, or is it the worlds first example of an actual FCC Joke?

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=3089907

Whatever it is, it sounds like a Real Upgrade to me.. ;-)

Original call: N0CAT

Vanity Call:  K1TTY

Meow...
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W3HF
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 07:40:14 PM »

Well both calls are vanities, so it's the holder that is responsible for the "cute" sense of humor, not the FCC. His original call was KD6MHR.

Or maybe we're reading this wrong. People have all sorts of reasons why they request vanity callsigns. Maybe the TTY is for teletype, and he's a real RTTY aficionado. And the K1 prefix is just a coincidence. And N0CAT was because he doesn't like computer-controlled radios.

Or maybe not...

 Wink
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N3QE
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 05:33:37 AM »

My first assumption would've been that the guy likes RTTY! With history of two callsigns a different pattern becomes evident :-)

Along with animal themed callsigns... there are several prominent midwest contesters with M0O and C0W as part of their callsign.
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N9KX
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 08:13:14 AM »


Original call: N0CAT

Vanity Call:  K1TTY

Meow...

or -- 

Future Call: ME0W
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W7ASA
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 04:00:07 PM »

K9MUT de N0CAT   

HV U SEEN K1TTY LATELY?  KN



73 de Ray
W7ASA ..._  ._
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W3UEC
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2014, 04:55:12 PM »

There are two UK stations whose call signs look like Yiddish words. One is G0NEF which would translate to "thief" and the other is M0HEL which translates as "ritual circumciser." My grandmother, of blessed memory, had a motto, "Koif kein grievenes bei a mohel." = Don't buy cracklings from a circumciser."

73 de W3UEC
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W8ATA
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2014, 09:45:53 AM »

Ain't nobody happy if the kitty ain't happy!!!

73 and purrs, Russ and Dusty Cat
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AC5UP
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2014, 03:45:07 PM »


Many moon ago I did a newsletter piece on creative vanity and standard issue calls.  You'll find a plethora of them starting with the N0 prefix:

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=635891
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=2439262
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=3322012
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=3079309
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=628111

Meanwhile, on the broadcast side, there was this............  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KCUF
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W3WN
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2014, 09:15:42 AM »

Is this guy real, or is it the worlds first example of an actual FCC Joke?

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=3089907

Whatever it is, it sounds like a Real Upgrade to me.. ;-)

Original call: N0CAT

Vanity Call:  K1TTY

Meow...
Can't be a joke.

The FCC, like the FBI and other Federal agencies, have no sense of humor that they are aware of...
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