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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB039 (1996)

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ARLB039 Vanity calls issued

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ARRL Bulletin 39  ARLB039
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  June 11, 1996
To all radio amateurs

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ARLB039 Vanity calls issued

First vanity call signs issued.

The FCC has issued the first call signs under the new vanity call
sign program. Gate 1, which permits licensees to get back former
individual or club call signs or the former call sign of a deceased
close relative, opened May 31, 1996.

Among the first out of the gate were Mark Mandelkern, K5AM
(ex-KN5S), Ronald Allen, W3OR (ex-AA3NF), John Webster, W6RM
(ex-WA6L), Frank Eldredge, W7GGR (ex-N7BRG), Charles Coldwell Jr,
WB5CTQ (ex-KC5EBG), John Santucci Jr, WB9JVM (ex-WD4FMN), Signe
Twardowski, W3IIJ (ex KC7QFI), Wendell Davis, W1HSO (ex-N1GJW), and
Ernest Evans, W8RWS (ex-N8ELO). The FCC also issued several new club
station call signs.

The FCC reports it received more than 350 first-day applications.
But 85 applications were filed too early and were returned to
applicants for timely resubmittal. Gate 1 remains open for
applications indefinitely. The FCC has not yet announced opening
dates for the other filing gates.
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