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Famous Hams and their Callsigns


Mar 2, 2014
A41AA Oaboos Bin Asid Al Said - Sultan of Oman

CN8MH King Hassan II - King of Morocco (sk)

DD6CF Reinhard Alfred Furrer - German Space Agency astronaut.

DG2KM Dr Ernst Willi Messerschmid - German Space Agency astronaut.

EA0JC King Carlos of Spain

F5VBY Brother of Ray Dolby - Inventor of the Dolby Sound System

F5VBX Ann Dolby - Wife of F5VBY

FX0STB Jean-Pierre HaignerŽ - French government space agency spationaut. 2 Missions to MIR

GB1MIR Helen Sharman - First British woman into space

GB2BP Bletchley Park - Home of wartime top secret 'Station X' of ENIGMA de-coding fame

GB2RS The news broadcasting service of the Radio Society of Great Britain. Established in 1955

GB4BLC Bedworth Lions Club special event callsign. (Licensee Lion Brian G8GMU)

GM3ITN Les Hamilton - He first alerted England of Argentine invasion of the Falklands 1982

GX2ASF Coventry Amateur Radio Society. (Originally G2ASF) The oldest affiliated club to the RSGB 75 years in 2007

G1EXG Dr. Jonathan Hare - Physicist, astronomer & BBC TV presenter

G2LO B.B.C - Radio Club. (The licensee's address believed to be Warwick Castle ~ Enquiry pending)

G2MT Marconi Radio Society. ~ 2MT was the Marconi callsign at Writtle experimental wireless station

G2NM Gerald Marcuse - Amateur broadcaster of the 1920's, prior to the BBC Overseas Service as 2NM (sk)

G2QA A J.Simkins. M.B.E.

G2YL Nelly Corry - The 2nd UK Lady Radio Amateur in 1932 (sk)

G2XM Sir Richard Davies, KCVO, CBE, C.Eng, FIEE - Was a member of The Household of the Duke of Edinburgh (sk)

G2BCK F C Judd - Author of radio amateur books (sk)

G2DQU Lord Rix of Whitehall, (Formerly Sir Brian Rix Kt CBE DL) - Actor & politician

G3BBC Film Studios Ealing

G3EUR Major John Brown - Designer of the famous WW2 spy B2 suitcase radios & founder of the Duxford Radio Society (sk)

G3HB G.L.Benbow - Author radio amateur books

G3ITF Brian Freeman - Connected with that 'British Institution' Freeman Hardy & Willis

G3PLX Peter Martinez - Co- Inventor of the PSK31 digital transmission system

G3SXW Roger Western - Member of the CQ Hall of fame for his many years of activating very rare DX locations

G3TPW Stephen Webb - Prolific electronics engineer. Designer of the G3TPW Cobwebb antenna

G3TXF Nigel Cawthorne - Member of the CQ Hall of fame for his many years of activating very rare DX locations

G3TZH A Dolby - Brother of Ray Dolby (of Dolby System fame)

G3UML Laurie Margolis - BBC journalist who received the reports from VP8LP of the Falkland Islands invasion in 1982.

G3YLA Jim Bacon - T V weatherman - ex BBC

G4AEH Jim Lee - BBC radio broadcaster & producer (A local radio ham & good friend to Lions Clubs)

G4MH James (Jim) Fish - Designer of the G4MH Mini-Beam Antennas

G4PZR Lieutenant Commander Sir Kenneth Cradock-Hartopp DSC - 10th Bt, (sk) Click this link. There is too much for this list

G4RK Capt. George Thomas Smith-Clarke - Designed the paediatric iron lung also motor scooter, prolific inventor (sk)

G5OG Lord C. I. Ewing. OBE - Fellow of The Royal Television Society

G5RV Louie Varney Antenna Designer (sk) ~ G5RV is now Mid - Sussex Amateur Radio Society callsign

G6YL Barbara Dunn - The first UK Lady Radio Amateur (sk)

G7CDK Alan Florence - Sound engineer. Worked on the Tony Hancock recordings of the Radio Ham & Blood Donor

G8PO Cmdr. J E Ironmonger O.B.E.

G8TGS Dr. W R Williams - Diplomat

G0DMU Ian Morrison - Senior project manager at Jodrell Bank. Appears in Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy

G0KRH Chris Tarrant - TV quiz show host & TV personality

G0MSL James Bobbett - Past Town Crier - Glastonbury

G0OAN Fergal Sharkey - Lead singer in Irish punk band in 1970's

G0VIQ Eugene Sully - Big brother contestant & radio broadcaster. Member of Mid - Sussex Amateur Radio Society

G0VQH Councilor Jenny Bailey - Mayor of The City of Cambridge 2007 - 2008

HS1A Bhumiphol Adulayadej - King of Thailand

HS1D Maha Chakri Sirindhorn- Princess to the throne of Thailand

I0FCG Francego Cossiga - Former Italian President

IZ0JPA Paolo Angelo Nespoli - Itallian Astronaut of the European Space Agency

J3BB Masaru Ibuka - Co-founder of

JA3FA Tokuzo Inoue - Founder of ICOM

JI1KIT Keizo Obuchi - Japanese Prime Minister

JK1SIU Noria Ohga - Chairman of Sony

JP1DPJ Akio Morita - Founder of Sony

JY1 King Hussain of Jordan (sk)

JY1H Queen Noor of Jordan

JY2HT Former Crown Prince Hassan - Brother of the late King Hussein of Jordan

JY2RZ Prince Raad Ibn Zeid- Cousin of King Hussein of Jordan, Prince of Jordan and chairman of the Royal Jordan Radio Amateur Society.

KB2GSD Walter Cronkite - "The worlds most recognised" US television newsreader - Walter has an asteroid named after him

KB5UAC Mike Foale - British born US astronaut

KB6LQR Jeana Yeager - Pilot of non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world in the Rutan Voyager aircraft.

KB6LQS Richard Glenn Rutan - Rutan Voyager aircraft designer and pilot for non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world

KC5VWK Richard J. Abruzzo - World famous balloonist and world record holder; the first balloon voyage from North America to Africa.

KC5ZSU Laurel Blair Salton Clark, M.D. - Crew member of the ill fated Space Shuttle Columbia on STS-107.

KC5ZTC David M. Brown. - Crew member of the ill fated Space Shuttle Columbia on STS-107.

KD4WUJ Patty Loveless - Country Music Singer

KG4UYY James Lance Bass - 'N SYNC pop singer.

KD5PLB Suni Williams - Suni has set a record for spacewalks by a female astronaut, a total of 29 hours, 17 minutes

KG6FZX Dennis Tito - First space tourist

KX2Z Tony Bonjovi - Cousin of Jon Bonjovi

K1ADJ Peter Guber - Possibly Hollywood's most successful and powerful producer and executive.

K1AKE James M. Moran - Leading researcher in the field of astronomical masers and black holes.

K1OKI Mickey Schulhof - Head of Sony USA

K2AMH "Bob" Moog - Invented the "Moog Synthesizer" amongst many other electronic instruments (sk)

K2HEP John Sculley - former CEO of Pepsi

K4ZVZ Paul Tibbits - pilot of the Ò Enola Gay Ò aircraft (The plane that dropped the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima in WW2)

K6BP Software engineer with movie credits on "A Bug's Life" and "Toy Story 2" also holds Also WA2TNM

K9EID Bob Heil - Legendary sound engineer to such The Eagles & The Who, Head of Heil Sound

LU1SM Carlos Saul Menem - President of Argentina

M0SDX Sergei Rebrov - Professional soccer player

M3HBM Joshua Baxter - Youngest radio ham to activate Snowdon Mountain Summit at 9 years old in 2005 as MW3HBM/P

N5YYV Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan Ph.D.- NASA astonaut. First American woman to walk in space 1984.

N6FUP Stuart Alden Cook (Stu Cook) - Bass guitar player in American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival

N9FZX Dr. Paul A. Flaherty - Co-inventor of the Alta Vista Search Engine.

N9LC George Sweigert - Inventor of the mobile phone

NY6YOS Priscilla Presley - (Lou Lou Beaulieu) Film star & businesswoman. Was Married to Elvis Presley

OD5LE Emil Lahoud - President of Lebanon

ON1AFD Count Dirk Fairmouth Ph.D. - Belgian Astronaut

ON1DWN Frank De Winne. - European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut. Flight engineer on the newly designed Soyuz, Odissea mission.

PE1LFO Wubbo Johannes Ockels - First Dutch citizen in space and payload specialist on 2 missions

RK3DUO Col. Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko - Russian cosmonaut. Mir and ISS missions. He has been named a Hero of Russia, been awarded two Armed Forces medals and named a Chevalier in the French Legion of Honour

RK3DUP Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko - Russian cosmonaut. The first person to marry in space, on 10 August 2003, when he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was in Texas,

RN3DX Oleg Kononenko - Russian cosmonaut, flown on the ISS

RO3FT Talgat Amangeldyuly Musabayev - Kazakhstan born cosmonaut, flight engineer of the Mir-25 mission. Later founded National Kazakhstan Space Agency and became Director of Aerospace Agency of Republic of Kazakhstan.

SP9VRC Pawel Jalocha - Co- Inventor of the PSK31 digital transmission system

SU1VN Prince Talal of Saudi Arabia

WA3SWS Stephen E. Uhrig - Surveillance expert who appeared with Gene Hackman in 1998 movie "Enemy of the State"

WA6IOG Vern Orr - Secretary of the USAF at The Pentagon

WB2LAV Russell Alan Hulse - Co-winner with K1JT of 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovery of binary pulsar

WB6ACU Joe Walsh - Of The Eagles & James Gang

WD4LZC Larnell Harris - Singer 7 Times Grammy Winner

WD4SKT Donnie Osmond - Singer

W1AW Hiram Percy Maxim - Prolific Inventor & most famous for inventing the firearms silencer & machine gun (sk)

W1GBE Percy Lebaron Spencer - Inventor of the Microwave Oven, Senior Vice President of Raytheon Co.

W2JOF Sir Cliff Richard - Singer (W2JOF is his USA callsign)

W2QBO Wilson Greatbatch - Inventor of the cardiac pacemaker

W5CY Howard Hughes - Billionaire, Inventor, aviator, aircraft designer

W5LFL Owen Garriott - First radio Amateur in Space, on Shuttle mission STS-9, launched November 28, 1983,

W6DOE Clarence Leonidas Fender (Leo Fender) - He of Fender electric guitars. Prolific inventor & designer of instruments

W6RO Queen Mary Ocean Liner - Wireless room operated by The Associated Radio Amateurs Of Long Beach Calif.

W6UK Alvino Rey - Musician, reportedly invented / pioneered the electric guitar

W6VZA Henry Richter - Brother of Charles Richter (He of the Richter Scale)

W6YX Oswald Garrison - was the first to use the SSB mode for an amateur QSO with W0TQK in 1947

W7DUK Nolan Bushnell - Inventor, Computer Pioneer, Founded Atari

W9GTY Jack Kilby - Inventor, invented the microchip for Texas Instruments in 1958, then the hand held digital calculator

W0TQK Mike Villard jr. - was the first to use the SSB mode for an amateur QSO with W6YX in 1947

UA1LO Yuri Gagarin - First man in space (sk)

UV3AM Musa Moronov - Russian Cosmonaut

VE2QS Maurice Durieux - Canadian musician, composed CQ Serenade, possibly the only radio ham song?

VK2BL Graham Conolly - Australian Radio broadcaster and former voice on VNG

VK2KB Sir Allan Fairhall - Australian Statesman & Businessman

VK2AHU Dick Huey - Professor - Emeritus (Previous callsign VK2HU)

VK2CAX Dr. Ken McCracken - Founding Chief of CSIRO Mineral Physics

VK5AX Alf Traeger - Inventor of the pedal powered wireless

VU2LC1 Permanent Lions Club Disaster station Bangalore India, operated by Lion Ajoy VU2JHM

VU2RBI Bharathi Prasad - The only lifeline for thousands during the 2005 Tsunami. ~ "Teresa of the Bay of Bengal."

VU2RG Rajiv Ghandi - Late Prime Minister of India (sk)

VU2SON Sonia Ghandi - Widow of VU2RG

XE1GC Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena - Inventor of the colour television Tri-colour Cathode Ray Tube 1940 (sk)

YU1RL Radivoje Lazarevic - Yugoslav ambassador to Brazil

ZK1AN Sir Thomas Davis - former Premier of The Cook Islands

1XS Reginald Aubrey Fessenden - Made the first broadcast of the human voice and music, on Christmas Eve 1906

2CVJ Robert Hart - First person in USA to receive a transatlantic T V image transmitted by John Logie Baird in 1928

2KZ Station used by John Logie Baird in 1928 to transmit the first transatlantic TV signal from England to New York

2YT Belonged to the Marconi Company, used by Marconi on his yacht? Click this link. There is too much for this list

3A0AG Prince Alberto Grimaldi - Monte Carlo, Monaco

3BEC Arthur Middleton Young- Inventor of the first commercially practical helicopter, philosopher, poet and painter

7L2NJY Dr Mamoru Mohri - Japanese astronaut

9DRV David Packard - Co-Founder of Hewlett-Packard.(sk).

Bill Hewlett was probably a radio ham, callsign not known.

9K2CS Prince Yousuf Al-Sabah

9M1 King of Malaya (possible sk)
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Feb 18, 2014
San Diego
W6OBB - Art Bell
W6TWT - Leo Laporte

Both known for hosting radio shows. Not princes so I'm not sure how famous they are, but they're well known for me.


Kapt. Irk
Mar 2, 2013
So Cal
Dick Van Dyke was also an Amateur and had a repeater up in the Hollywood Hills. I guess he let his license lapse as he aged. Last time I remember hearing it, was probably in the mid-90s or so (?)


Kapt. Irk
Mar 2, 2013
So Cal
How about that other heavy metal rocker, KF6IRK :love:

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