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Are there any Ham radio operators in the Cave?
« on: December 27, 2012, 11:21:30 PM »
Are there any Ham radio operators in the Cave?

I have been one since 1988.
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Re: Are there any Ham radio operators in the Cave?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 09:43:39 AM »
Are there any Ham radio operators in the Cave?

I have been one since 1988.

Not one .......but 50+ years ago I used to hangout with one in his radio shack. His call sign was K4WTF.....wonder if they would assign that one today?
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Re: Are there any Ham radio operators in the Cave?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 11:49:59 AM »
Not one .......but 50+ years ago I used to hangout with one in his radio shack. His call sign was K4WTF.....wonder if they would assign that one today?

There were a couple of hams on the old CU site.

That call sign, K4WTF, must have expired or the fellow that had it passed away. It has been reassigned to a fellow in FL who requested it since it became available. The fellow that has it now must know what the acronym WTF means.

I used to make regular contacts with a fellow in CA with K6BS as his call sign. He claims that it was randomly assigned.
There was another fellow that I heard on the air that I was afraid to work, N9CUM. I would have requested another call sign if that one were to have been assigned to me.

The call signs are assigned sequentially as they become available. Therefore, they can be just about anything and they will be assigned. In recent years, they have vanity call signs that are old call signs that have expired and become available after a two year waiting period.
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Re: Are there any Ham radio operators in the Cave?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 07:24:58 PM »
There were a couple of hams on the old CU site.

That call sign, K4WTF, must have expired or the fellow that had it passed away. It has been reassigned to a fellow in FL who requested it since it became available. The fellow that has it now must know what the acronym WTF means.

I used to make regular contacts with a fellow in CA with K6BS as his call sign. He claims that it was randomly assigned.
There was another fellow that I heard on the air that I was afraid to work, N9CUM. I would have requested another call sign if that one were to have been assigned to me.

The call signs are assigned sequentially as they become available. Therefore, they can be just about anything and they will be assigned. In recent years, they have vanity call signs that are old call signs that have expired and become available after a two year waiting period.

Yeah, he passed away about 20 years ago. He worked the MARS network a lot back in the 60's/70's.
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Re: Are there any Ham radio operators in the Cave?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 09:37:01 PM »
Yeah, he passed away about 20 years ago. He worked the MARS network a lot back in the 60's/70's.

Sounds like a good guy.

MARS =Military Amatuer Radio Service.  They pass communications between deployed military personnel back to the states.
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