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eHam Forums => Lost Hams => Topic started by: KD8PIJ on February 27, 2013, 01:54:24 PM



Title: QSLs from University of Michigan
Post by: KD8PIJ on February 27, 2013, 01:54:24 PM
Hi all,

It's the University of Michigan Amateur Radio Club's 100th anniversary this year. I was wondering if anyone might have old QSLs from UM they would be willing to copy and send to us [we don't need originals]. We hope to take the cards we get and display them on our website and at a Special Event station we may have in April [keep a look out for that announcement too].

Here's a quick history of what calls we've had over the years:
8XA 1913-1921
8AXZ 1927-1930
W8AXZ 1932-1941
W8ZUP 1947-1947
W8AXZ 1947-1960's?
K8TIG 1960s?-1967
W8UM 1967-present

The only call we are unsure about the licensing dates of is K8TIG. Maybe someone here can shed some light on that...

Let me know if you have anything of interest!

Thanks and 73,
Jameson KD8PIJ
UMARC Publicist


Title: RE: QSLs from University of Michigan
Post by: AA6RR on February 27, 2013, 02:59:27 PM
This might help you out:
W8AXZ listed in Fall 1952 callbook
W8AXZ not listed in Fall 1953 callbook
W8AXZ not listed in Fall 1954 callbook
W8AXZ not listed in Fall 1955 callbook
W8AXZ not listed in Fall 1957 callbook
W8AXZ not listed in Summer 1958 callbook
W8AXZ and K8TIG not listed in Spring 1959 callbook
K8TIG listed in Fall 1961 callbook

I did a search on "univ" for the above "not listed" callbooks and did not find any call assigned specifically to Univ of Mich.



Title: RE: QSLs from University of Michigan
Post by: KD8PIJ on March 02, 2013, 11:03:55 PM
That helps a lot! Thanks!

Now if we can just get the listing out of the 1960 call book.

-Jameson


Title: RE: QSLs from University of Michigan
Post by: W0AAA on April 21, 2013, 04:57:35 AM
Hi,  I have a QSL from W8AXZ for a QSO we had in 1963.  The card lists Rula J. Krieger of Bangor, MI as the owner of the call.  Is this the right time period for that call?  If you want it, I'll send a scan of it to you.  73, WØAAA


Title: RE: QSLs from University of Michigan
Post by: KD8PIJ on April 21, 2013, 09:03:12 AM
PM sent. Thanks!