Today at 6:38 AM
After 53 years in Amateur Radio, getting my license in 1961 (WN4HMX) at age
of 14 then upgraded in 6 months (WA4HMX) now as I am getting older I did something to a lot of thought and I said I would never do it. My Love of CW and getting older for years I looked at one Vanity Call and always said that would be the only one I would ever get. With a lot of New hams and I found a lot of people over the years on CW has had problem with the copy of my call. Way before Oct 1st I found the Vanity Call I said I would ever get was open. I applyed for it and then here Came the Goverment Shutdown. The FCC was Closed and Nothing was being done in their office. Today Oct 17 the Goverment re-open and at 6:30 AM I checked the FCC-FRN site it was open and online. Log in with my FRN# and Password. (Issue date was Oct 4,2013)
It Did Not Come up as WA4HMX But the vanity call I applyed for and the Only one I said I would EVER Get came up.It will be so much better on CW for me and others.
*** Take NOTE** WA4HMX Call is now (SK) Just the Call not the operator.
MY NEW Call now is W 4 D O W
(ISNT THAT PRETTY ON CW) Only those doing CW will understand !
It will a a few days for the database to get posted on QRZ
Best 73 All de W4DOW