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Then and Now

This is a listing of some former call signs of friends who, as teenagers, were all active on the air together back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, mostly in the Northeast, mapped onto their current call signs. As K1RT aptly puts it, "we all went to different high schools together", mostly by yakking on 40 meters in the afternoon or on 80 between traffic nets.

I started this list from memory, then added some by going through my old log books (roughly 1969 through 1973).  If you ever checked into the East Coast Teenage Traffic Net - ECTTN ("...you don't have to be a teenager, you don't have to be on the east coast, and you don't have to have traffic..."), or employed a "one-ringer" to prompt a friend to get on the air (usually to meet on 7.255), or hung out on 80m between traffic nets, you belong on this list.

If you know of others who fit the loose criteria above, please drop me an email.  Also, if you have a correction to the list (I don't go through this to update it), please send that along too.

Incidentally, you may recall that "Then and Now" was the title of a section in each edition of the Callbook in which recent call sign changes were listed. The table is in Callbook order.

 Then:  Now:
 WA1IQJ      K1DH
 WA1JHQ  W1YW
 WA1JKJ      K1MM
 WA1JMO
 W1JA
 WA1JYY     K1DG
 WA1JZC  K1RT
 WA1KBG  K1BG
 WA1KDL  K1HC
 WA1KMR     KZ7N
 WA1KSY  K1HQ
 WA1KZE      KD6UO
 WA1LMJ  WA1LMJ*
 WA1MHJ  K1BT (SK)
 WB2AEH  W2PA
 WB2AXY  W2VT
 WA2CNE  W2JU
 WA2DSA  W2SQ
 WA2EBW     NB2P
 WA2EPI  WA2EPI*
 WB2FLF  N2NT
 WA2FYA   KN2M
 WB2GAV  K5GN
 WB2GTW   W2TV**
 WB2HMU  WB2HMU*
 WA2ICU  N2IC
 WA2IZQ      WA2IZQ*
 WA2LQZ  K1AR
 WA2MPC  W2CJ
 WA2MSF  KN2D
 WA2NLP  WA2NLP*
 WB2NOM  K1XA
 WA2OSG  W4OSG
 WA2PYG  WA2PYG*
 WB2REM  WB2REM*
 WB2RKK  W2RQ
 WA2RYD  W2TV (SK)**
 WA2SRQ  K2SQ
 WA2UOO  W2GD
 WB2VTT  N2GJ
 WB2WID  K2WK
 WB2ZER   KH6M
 WA3IYS  W3RQ
 WA3KKB  WA3KKB*
 WA3KZQ  N3DXX
 WA3LHE  KT9C
 WA3LQV  K3FT (SK)
 WA3LXK  W2PA
 WA3LXL  W6AAF
 WA3NQJ  K3XO
 WA3OFC  WA3OFC*
 WA3OGM  W3JBS
 WA3OVC  AA7V
 WA3PFA  WA3PFA*
 WA3PHG  K4SO
 WA3PQM  W3SY
 WA2PYG  WA2PYG*
 WA3QOZ  W3KF
 WB4FDT  WB4FDT*
 WB4FJJ      K4QU
 WB4JMD  WB4JMD*
 WB4KSG  WB4KSG*
 WB4LQV  KI4Z (?)
 WB4MRI  KC7YWC
 WB4ODN  KZ1O
 WB4SGV  KT3Y

* Some kept their original call signs.
** W2TV is now held by Bob's (WA2RYD's) brother, Charlie, formerly WB2GTW


A Then and Now photo...

Left to right: W2SQ, K1RT, K1AR, K1DG, W2PA
Top to bottom: 1983 at the Dayton Hamvention, December 2015 at ARRL HQ


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