Upgraded to Extra Class License and New Call Sign ! WT8WV
In March of 2015 I took my test for Extra Class and passed with flying colors. I then did some searching for a unique vanity call sign that would have the letters “WV” somehow incorporated for “West Virginia” initials. None of the 1 X 2 calls were available, so I fixated on variations of a 2 X 2 call. I tried prefixes of W? A? K? N? followed by 8WV. After some thought for use in a contest, I settled on a “WT” prefix since you don’t tend to hear many “WHISKEY TANGO” prefixes… soooooo…
WHISKEY TANGO 8 WHISKEY VICTOR
A buddy of mine in the ham club said, “That’s a lot of whiskey’s…” I told him I am fond of whiskeys and love West Virginia… hence the new call sign. Eighteen days later the FCC granted my first choice and I retired my old call sign, “KB8FIR” and before that my original call sign from the early 1980’s was “KA8LJO”.
Posted on May 21, 2015, in ARRL, Call Sign, Contesting, CW, Dayton Hamvention, Digital Modes, eQSL, Field Day, Ham Radio License, QRZ, Radio Operations and tagged Amateur Radio, Amateur Radio License, ARRL, Contesting, Dayton Hamvention, Field Day, Ham Radio License, KA8LJO, KB8FIR, QRZ.com, Spence Graham, Spencer Graham, Spencer W. Graham, Spencer W. Graham II, WT8WV, WVUSWG. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.