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U.S. Call Sign History

posted Sep 11, 2016, 9:02 PM by Charles Boling   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 9:48 PM ]
Ever wonder about "W" vs. "K" call signs in the Amateur service, or how someone got that particular "weird" callsign assigned to them?  Here's a good article from the 1994 QST magazine on the history of call signs (attached).

And a Wikipedia article on U.S. licensing:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_radio_licensing_in_the_United_States

Want to see what the current systematically-assigned calls are?  See the lower right corner of this page:
http://www.hamdata.com/fccinfo.html
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Charles Boling,
Sep 11, 2016, 9:02 PM
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