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Famous Hams and their Callsigns

Discussion in 'Scrap Radio (So Cal Radio Amateur Project) Club' started by Tony-aby, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. Tony-aby

    Tony-aby Member

    Mar 2, 2014
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    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)
    #1 Tony-aby, Jun 21, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2014

  2. Chumly

    Chumly Member

    Feb 18, 2014
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    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.
  3. KF6IRK

    KF6IRK Kapt. Irk

    Mar 2, 2013
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    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 (?)
  4. KF6IRK

    KF6IRK Kapt. Irk

    Mar 2, 2013
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    How about that other heavy metal rocker, KF6IRK :love:

  5. Tony-aby

    Tony-aby Member

    Mar 2, 2014
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    KK6OTD Dick, Tim
    AKA Tim Allen Granted 09/04/2014
    #5 Tony-aby, Nov 28, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  6. Robb

    Robb Yup

    Dec 18, 2008
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    Didn't see Aynsley Dundbar's call sign up there (may have been)

    Drummer for Journey, Frank Zappa, and on and on . . .
  7. kj6coolone

    kj6coolone Member

    Nov 21, 2013
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    The World of Amateur Radio-Amateur Radio Vintage Film

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