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I do want to come to an ALPB meeting and
talk about this subject. Right now –
medical stuff (family/friends) is going
to have to overide it – – which is
I remember shortwave listeners had
“callsigns” even though they didn’t transmit
This was in the 1960s/1970s. Popular Electronics
gave the SWL IDs out. I had a friend who was
WPE1HOH. His friend across the street was WPE1HRF.
Another magazine/organization came out with
WDX assignments, such as, WDX6ABC, or whatever.
These guys didn’t transmit, but they sent in reception
reports to BC or utility stations and swapped cards somehow.
I had a friend with a big collection of WPE1___ cards.
They were all over his wall. Who knew?
It would be cool if the ALPB did “callsigns” for members,
or something like that, but I have no idea how that
would work, and I don’t even know if it’s a good idea.
A lot of people have station names that they are very
happy with right now.