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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:09 pm

txsmiley kf5wre wrote:Yep


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Postby Nano » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:48 pm

Congratulations TAM. I have an Advanced license and the same call letters since June 3, 1959.
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Postby joe817 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:25 pm

MustangGlocker wrote:
joe817 wrote:I was fortunate enough for THE W5YI VEC to give me a part time job grading papers at his house here. It turned into a full time job, and it was so much fun while it lasted. Gordon & Fred collaborated on many training manuals & tapes, & I was privileged enough to debut them at the Dayton Ham Convention.


Hey Joe, I worked for Fred and Larry for about 5 years back in the late 90's, early 2000's processing applications and have spent many hours with Gordo :shock: . Thanks to this thread, I now(vaguely)remember who you are. Recognize your call. I was once a member of the AARC a very long time ago and we've met on countless occasions at monthly meetings. I'm pretty much only on the radio during severe weather when I'm at the National Weather Service office working the nets in our county warning area.

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Hey N5AFD! Good to hear from you! I'd probably recognize you immediately if I saw you, remembering the old AARC days. A lonnnggggg time ago! I'm not active on any of the ham bands and haven't been for some time. I need to get back into the swing of things.

I pass by the office(or where it used to be...I guess it's still there. The HF yagi is still up) several times per week. Brought back fond memories. Is Larry still there? He & I used to have used to have so much fun going to the regional hamfests in TX, OK, & LA while generating some pretty good income for the company. If the 'Pole' ( :cool: :lol: ) is still there, we ought to get together someday & pay him a visit! :cheers2:
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Re: Ham Call Signs In Profile

Postby WildBill » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:06 am

In case any of you hams need an avatar, I found this [thanks Keith B].

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Postby MustangGlocker » Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:19 am

Hey *****! Good to hear from you! I'd probably recognize you immediately if I saw you, remembering the old AARC days. A lonnnggggg time ago! I'm not active on any of the ham bands and haven't been for some time. I need to get back into the swing of things.

I pass by the office(or where it used to be...I guess it's still there. The HF yagi is still up) several times per week. Brought back fond memories. Is Larry still there? He & I used to have used to have so much fun going to the regional hamfests in TX, OK, & LA while generating some pretty good income for the company. If the 'Pole' ( :cool: :lol: ) is still there, we ought to get together someday & pay him a visit! :cheers2:


They are still there. Larry actually bought the company when Fred retired so he's been running the show, with common sense for many years. He also got Fred's old call assigned to the VEC in memoriam so W5YI will live on forever.
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Re: Ham Call Signs In Profile

Postby n5wd » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:46 pm

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AJSully421 wrote:FCC license data is public information. If I know your call sign, I know your name and home address.

No thanks.


No, you don't. You the mailing address I told the feds where I can receive mail... I most certainly do not live at the post office.

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FCC says the listed address must be where you are transmitting from. CoC #4. They can and have jerked licenses because of it.


Sorry for the late reply - things have been busy.

Re: having to "transmit" from the location on your license.. You're quite simply wrong, or saying something you believe but is not correct.

It used to be, waaaay up until the middle 60's, that you either had to be where your license locationwas, or you had to transmit a notice that you were either mobile or portable in "X" call district. That went away when the feds dropped additional station licenses in the mid 60's. You used to could have more than one call sign, associated with a different location where you would be transmitting, but all thst was dropped over 50 years ago. Today, you do not have to say where you are if you aren't transmitting from your home station, and there are no requirements that you notify the FCC if your stationlicense address changes, as long as you still receive mail at your mailing address!
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Re: Ham Call Signs In Profile

Postby AJSully421 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:26 am

n5wd wrote:
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n5wd wrote:
AJSully421 wrote:FCC license data is public information. If I know your call sign, I know your name and home address.

No thanks.


No, you don't. You the mailing address I told the feds where I can receive mail... I most certainly do not live at the post office.

73 de n5wd


FCC says the listed address must be where you are transmitting from. CoC #4. They can and have jerked licenses because of it.


Sorry for the late reply - things have been busy.

Re: having to "transmit" from the location on your license.. You're quite simply wrong, or saying something you believe but is not correct.

It used to be, waaaay up until the middle 60's, that you either had to be where your license locationwas, or you had to transmit a notice that you were either mobile or portable in "X" call district. That went away when the feds dropped additional station licenses in the mid 60's. You used to could have more than one call sign, associated with a different location where you would be transmitting, but all thst was dropped over 50 years ago. Today, you do not have to say where you are if you aren't transmitting from your home station, and there are no requirements that you notify the FCC if your stationlicense address changes, as long as you still receive mail at your mailing address!


Gotcha. I had a guy in his 60's teaching my class, so who knows if he was going off of old info. Either way, no thanks.
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Re: Ham Call Signs In Profile

Postby SA_Steve » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:50 am

I'm not putting mine on a forum and certainly not on my car's license plate.
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Re: Ham Call Signs In Profile

Postby budroux2w » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:17 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:FWIW, I'm studying for my Technician license right now.


Good luck on your test if you haven't taken it by now. There are plenty of resources and repeaters in the DFW area to play around with. Hope to hear you on the air soon.
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Re: Ham Call Signs In Profile

Postby cbunt1 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:51 am

After all those years of not going forward because I couldn't get past the code, I finally spent some time studying the practice tests and went down and tested.

I managed to go from "Zero to Extra" in one sitting. On one hand I'm proud of the accomplishment, but on another I almost feel like I cheated the system. I guess it's because for so many years the code was considered a rite of passage, and I remember the backlash when the first "no code tech" licenses were issued.

At any rate, strangely enough I find myself compelled to learn the code, and now that I'm doing it because I "want" to instead of feeling pushed into it, it's coming along...

But back to the point -- the flash-card and practice testing systems (especially hamstudy.org for me) work. And the examiners are there to help you get licensed, not to serve as a barrier to entry.

And back to the original topic -- I don't have much issue putting a callsign here since so much of what I say and do as an instructor is either public, or references something I do "for real" -- but I won't be putting it on my license plate or plastering it on the windows of my truck anymore than I put NRA and IDPA stickers on my truck, and for the same reasons. No sense in getting a license plate that says "expensive and exotic radios installed in this truck, please steal them." :)
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Postby Liberty » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:36 am

cbunt1 wrote:No sense in getting a license plate that says "expensive and exotic radios installed in this truck, please steal them." :)


Its that big ole antenna, that will give you away every time. :lol:
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Postby cbunt1 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:49 pm

Liberty wrote:
cbunt1 wrote:No sense in getting a license plate that says "expensive and exotic radios installed in this truck, please steal them." :)


Its that big ole antenna, that will give you away every time. :lol:


There is, of course, that!

And it doesn't help that antennas, much like holsters, have a tendency to propagate on their own when left unattended. It's not that one big antenna, it's the three on the roof, one on each mirror, and the big ole 6M attached to the gooseneck hitch.... :biggrinjester:
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Re: Ham Call Signs In Profile

Postby Keith B » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:48 pm

WildBill wrote:In case any of you hams need an avatar, I found this [thanks Keith B].

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Are you saying this looks like me? (Well, kinda did when I was a kid. LOL)
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Re: Ham Call Signs In Profile

Postby WildBill » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:05 pm

Keith B wrote:
WildBill wrote:In case any of you hams need an avatar, I found this [thanks Keith B].

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Are you saying this looks like me? (Well, kinda did when I was a kid. LOL)

Keith, even if I thought that it looked like you, I have enough good manners not to say so. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ham Call Signs In Profile

Postby OldCannon » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:09 pm

I just added mine to my sig. I don't care of people know my name and address. Considering my name and address are published by the ATF and DOJ, I think my ham license is the least of my worries ;)
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