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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB042 (2000)

ARLB042 Goldwater K7UGA Call Sign Re-issued

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ARRL Bulletin 42  ARLB042
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  October 26, 2000
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB042 Goldwater K7UGA Call Sign Re-issued

The famous K7UGA call sign formerly held by the late US Sen Barry
Goldwater has been re-issued to the Central Arizona DX Association.
The FCC granted CADXA's request for K7UGA on October 24.

The call sign came up for grabs this fall after the mandatory
two-year waiting period following the cancellation of Goldwater's
amateur license ended. Goldwater died May 29, 1998. CADXA President
Gary Capek, K8BN, says the club, which traded its N7KJ club station
call sign for K7UGA, plans to keep the call sign active.

Goldwater's family has donated his amateur equipment, memorabilia
and furnishings to the Arizona Historical Society's museum in Tempe.
Capek says he's met with representatives of the museum--which plans
to reconstruct Goldwater's ham shack as an exhibit--and says CADXA
will cooperate in making the call sign available for special events
at the museum.

The Goldwater ham shack exhibit still is in the planning stages, and
the museum has been soliciting donations from the amateur community
to construct the exhibit.

''I have agreed to work with them when they begin to install the old
Goldwater shack items in the next year,'' Capek said.

The K7UGA station equipment and console were removed last May from
the Goldwater home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, which has been sold.
Goldwater's station and massive antenna system were used to complete
thousands of phone patch messages for troops during the Vietnam War.


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