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Only artifact preserved is a color copy of old QSL sent a firend in the early days of cb.

Terry Martin, WPE9FC <wd4aon@arrl.net>

Cumberland, RI USA - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 17:44:46 (EDT)

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I no loner have my original certificate but I still have a QSL card dated March 23 1972 from Radio Nacional De Espana addressed to me with my WDX5FFB call. I was living in Texas at the time my call was issued.

George Luckey WDX5FFB <gluckey@coastalnow.net>

Hinesville, GA USA - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 22:39:06 (EDT)

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I still have my WPE0AYA QSL card. I used a S38E receiver. I joined the Navy just so they would teach me the code so I could get my Ham Ticket (OK maybe the draft and viet nam had something to do with it).

WPE0AYA <k0bx@qsl.net>

St. Louis, MO USA - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 09:20:00 (EDT)

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Got the call from PE mag in the early 60's before getting my ham license. 73 de K2RD

Ira Stoler WPE2LZG <k2rd@arrl.net>

San Carlos , CA USA - Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 20:13:01 (EDT)

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I remember this WPE.. and I cant believe that I still remember the call...I wish that I could get a replacement certificate to add to my new-radio shack after over 40 years ago when I started SWL....Thank You for this website....

G. Keene Anderson WPE6BPV <gkeenea@att.net>

Acworth, GA USA - Monday, August 09, 2004 at 01:56:23 (EDT)

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Is there anyone out there who was a member of the old FOLCROFT RADIO CLUB", of Folcroft, PA, which later became DX-International? I would love to hear from anyone who was as I was one of the three founding members of that club in the early/mid '60s. The FRC was also one of the original charter club members of ANARC...drop me a line to discuss good old memories! Thanks. 73s, and best DX from WPE3EAI (also W3MRL).

Mike Larcombe - WPE3EAI <w3mrl@arrl.net>

Huntingdon, PA USA - Friday, August 06, 2004 at 13:50:38 (EDT)

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Is there anywhere I could inquire about whether or not I could get a replacement certif (I'm sure my mother threw it out along with all of my baseball card collection)or, better yet, a copy or re-issue of the original certificate. Thanks very much. Mike Larcombe - W3MRL (ex - WPE3-EAI)

Michael Larcombe WPE3EAI <w3mrl@arrl.net>

Huntingdon, PA USA - Friday, August 06, 2004 at 13:28:58 (EDT)

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Geez what great memories. I used a couple of different Radios back then but my pride and joy was a Lafayette HE-10 that my dad bought second hand for me. I was still SWL'ing into the 70's before taking the plunge and picking up my Ham ticket. Tnx for the memories.

John H. Minners WPE2LPQ <wb2tqc@arrl.net>

Hudson, NY USA - Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 19:52:04 (EDT)

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In the early 60s I was cruising SW with my National NC-60 and Hallicrafters S-41G while growing up in Waterbury, CT. What a great way it was to learn about the larger world!

Bernie Dodge, WPE1CIQ <bdodge@mail.sdsu.edu>

San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 12:20:54 (EDT)

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I was living in bellvue washington in the 60's using a rca radio with a long wire antenna.

kirk wilson wpe7coa <kwilson@airmail.net>

dallas, tx USA - Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 10:41:23 (EDT)

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My second registration, (Original was WPE1ZO) Ham site: www.geocities.com/n1kpr.html

Bob Betts WDX1RB <n1kpr@arrl.net>

Bridgeport, CT USA - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at 15:21:18 (EDT)

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See also: www.geocities.com/amdxlog/index.html

Bob Betts WPE1ZO <n1kpr@arrl.net>

Bridgeport, CT USA - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at 15:08:13 (EDT)

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Now living in Florida.

WPE4FSJ <kk4xo@att.net>

Nashville, TN USA - Thursday, July 01, 2004 at 16:09:46 (EDT)

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Just found my WPE4DE certificate issued 2/15/59. Started out with an Airline (Sears) receiver, and graduated to a Zenith Trans-Oceanic. Those were the days. George KC2JQB

WPE4DE <gbaney@hotmail.com>

E. Windsor, NJ USA - Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 00:28:32 (EDT)

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I'M STILL WPE2HLK, and still dxing.Looking for WPE2HHC Bruce.

WPE2HLK <pgdutch@localnet.com>

Gasport, NY USA - Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 23:38:50 (EDT)

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Very cool page. Like you, I got started in radio (and my career of electronic engineering) by listening to shortwave radio. My first radio was a Philco console in my grandparents' basement.

Dan Romanchik WPE8KDZ <kb6nu@w8pgw.org>

Ann Arbor, MI USA - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 18:32:32 (EDT)

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Nice Site, Hope to work you in the near future, All the best , Welcome to my web site http://www.cqindia.com for information on ham radio in India 73

vu2ukr http://www.cqindia.com <callsign@yahoo.com>

New Delhi, India - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 08:53:41 (EDT)

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I was WPE8FYF as a SWL back in the early 1960's as a teenager. It got me interested in radio and I later became KA3JUX (early 1980's) and upgraded to General Class. I saw the Popular Electronics WPE certificate -- I had forgotten how they looked.

Norris Alford <ka3jux@yahoo.com>

Tucson, AZ USA - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 10:41:43 (EDT)

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Nice site!

Elton Byington, WPE32NN <ebyington@nyc.rr.com>

New York, NY USA - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 02:33:08 (EDT)

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I received my WPE when living in Minnesota and SWL'ing with a Knight Space-Spanner, followed by a Layfayette HA-63. Later I also became WNÿPEV, WAÿPEV, and finally WÿPV.

John WPEÿERM <johnrech@aol.com>

Bradenton, FL USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 13:50:25 (EDT)

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I listened with a Knight Kit Space Spanner or something like that. A regen. receiver. I am now a ham - N7LLG licensed for about 17 years. I believe that I still have my certificate somewhere in the basement. Thanks for reminding me of the golden days.

Lasse Jaakola ---WPE7BKP <jaakola47@yahoo.com>

Seattle, WA USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 00:05:45 (EDT)

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I listened with a Knight Kit Space Spanner or something like that. A regen. receiver. I am now a ham - N7LLG licensed for about 17 years. I believe that I still have my certificate somewhere in the basement. thanks for reminding me of the golden days.

Lasse Jaakola ---WPE7BKP <jaakola47@yahoo.com>

Seattle, WA USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 00:05:22 (EDT)

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Great site and glad all is not forgotten about the "Good Ole Days" now somewhere I have that certificate !

WPE6EVV <k6dxc@cheapqsls.com>

Oakdale, Ca. USA - Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 19:20:16 (EDT)

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Wish I still had the certificate! Ham license in 1973, WA4KSO.

WPE4HDV <wa4kso@arrl.net>

Dumfries, VA USA - Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 17:44:34 (EDT)

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I received my WPE call about the same time I got my Novice license (WN9EAZ, now WW7KE) in May 1970. This was in Bloomington, Indiana. I never did convert it to a WDX after PE dropped the program a few months later.

Keith Elster, WPE9JZT <keithelster@cox.net>

Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 22:34:22 (EDT)

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Great website-----highly informative Now licensed as W4PDF

paul farley wpe9cja <blueknight42044@yahoo.com>

Gilbertsville, ky USA - Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 09:25:53 (EDT)

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Got my call in the mid 60's, went on to get the 50 states verified seal, and then on to my ham ticket. Now active as K4UKV. Still have the WPE certificate framed on the wall of my shack!

Doug Messimer WPE3FMZ

Richmond, VA USA - Friday, April 09, 2004 at 09:30:10 (EDT)

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It`s Nice To See Someone Has Enough Interest To Put It On The Web,Thank You.I Lost My Original Certificate It Must Have Been Issued in 57 or 58?.73 To All,Norm.

Norman P. Triantafilos/WPE9FFE. <kb9ygd@arrl.net>

Lake Station, iN USA - Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 12:59:45 (EST)

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It must have been in the early 60 got mine. Rig was a Knight Kit SpanMaster regin rx. SWl'ing back than was real exciting. Was moore fun than being a Ham. Now AC6TU ex K1YUL.

WPE1BZV Mike & Greg Bouffard <gbouffard@bnet.org>

Pawtucket, RI USA - Monday, March 29, 2004 at 15:52:09 (EST)

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also WB2GZS

George Persico WPE2BPY <george.persico@verizon.net>

Thiells, NY USA - Friday, March 26, 2004 at 13:28:47 (EST)

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I got my WPE call when I was in junior high school and living in Goldsboro, NC. I was DXing off of an old WWII desktop AM radio I found in the attic. Until is discovered White's Radio Log in Electronics Illustarated and the WPE program in Pop 'tronics, I tgought I had invented listening for distant stations and was the only person in the world doing it. What a surprise I had!!

Kelly Andrews WPE4IGA

Raleigh, NC USA - Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 21:16:31 (EST)

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Now KW3F. Old calls WN9QQB WA9QQB WA3VLB.

Bob Brown WPE9IBV <bobbrown@fast.net>

Lansdale, PA USA - Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 13:41:52 (EST)

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I can't believe I have ran across this web site. I was WPE9IOH and I still have my certificate. With a 20 states verified award on it. Maybe I can get it scanned and e-mail it to you for use on your web site. I could never bring myself to get rid of it over the years. I got my ham ticket in 1966. I only operate CW and run QRP 100% of the time. Looking forward to hearing from you via e-mail. 73, Don / WA9TGT

Donnie Garrett <cfzepp@comcast.net>

Muncie, IN USA - Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 12:27:01 (EST)

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Boy, does this bring back memories !! I was WPE2PMK in 1967; in 1972, after four years on Active Duty as a Radioman 2nd Class in the Navy, I became WDX2PMK. And I still have the certificates in a frame ... started off with a Hallifcrafters S120 and about 30 feet of wire for an antenna running around the molding of my room. Now, I am an Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator and have been licensed as a ham for almost 28 years ..... and it all started as WPE2PMK.

Tom Cardinal WPE2PMK <tommygun48@hotmail.com>

New Windsor, NY, 12553 USA - Monday, March 08, 2004 at 16:26:12 (EST)

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Also have WPE4EPJ for the SWL club. Now AC4HT

WPE4EKO <ac4ht@aol.com>

Springfield, SC USA - Friday, February 27, 2004 at 23:34:49 (EST)

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Now W1PPJ The Real Deal!

Dennis WPE1FIS <w1ppj@ispwest.com>

waterbury,, Ct USA - Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 07:45:06 (EST)

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Lost my certificate in a hurricane in '72, but I still remember it as WPE4IDC. I am now KG4VXP. I endose reception reports with both calls. SWL is still my first love from those days with a Hallicrafters S-120, a listing from Electronics Illustrated, a length of wire, and a whole world to listen to. Thanks for the site, it brings back very fond memories.

Alexander Hagerty - WPE4IDC <ahagerty@aol.com>

Fairfax Station, VA USA - Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 19:35:54 (EST)

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I DX'ed MW on an "All-American 5"; by modifying the coil, I could get 60m and became a regular listener to HER3. I got my Novice in 1961 and moved up to a used NC-98 from Bil Harrison's store near Radio Row. Lots of fun -- heard the "Moon is red" transmission from Swan Island, and got a QSL from the Queen Mary,GBTT. Later, as a telco radio engineer, it was a great thrill to operate WOX (NY Marine) during proofs, a station I had heard so often. Re Tom WPE2AB (K2AES), I was in touch with him recently, and his phenomonal memory hasn't dimmed -- he could still quote from something I wrote in S9, 40 years ago! Tnx, Joe - good website idea.

Mike WPE2LZR <carmelink@aol.com>

Carmel, NY USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 13:31:39 (EST)

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Amateur callsign NJ0G see listing at QRZ.com

WPE0AZI <rrheaton80918@yahoo.com>

Sutherland, IA USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 01:02:34 (EST)

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Still hanging on the wall, different QTH of course. Dated Feb 1968 along with my ARS WN8DSZ.

Mark S Danehart WPE8JYC / W8MSD <markscathyl@comcast.net>

Wheeling, WV USA - Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 19:53:03 (EST)

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This certainly brings back memories! At that time I was living near Flushing OH. SWLing helped to get me through some rather rough years of my life. I'm happy to see this info on the Web.

Ron Luyster WPE8AGY <rluyster@neo.rr.com>

Canton, OH USA - Friday, February 06, 2004 at 17:58:17 (EST)

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I was a junior in high school when I received my WPE call. I thought it was the greatest. I still have the certificate after 44 years. My amateur radio call is WB6KEF and I still enjoy shortwave listening.

Harvey F. Krueger WPE9AAV <hfkrueger@earthlink.net>

Valley Village, CA USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 21:39:57 (EST)

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I still have my old swl qsl cards from the 1950's.

Roger Schramm WPE8DT <e.m.s@prodigy.net>

Cleveland, OH USA - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 13:42:47 (EST)

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Was also WDX1IFU. Now KA1PPV.

Joe Molon WPE1HSC <joemolon@aol.com>

Stamford, CT USA - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 09:08:50 (EST)

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I had several interesting communications from Hank Bennett (no relation), the SWL editor of PE.

Dave Bennett, VE7PE1R <ve7yj@rac.ca>

Aldergrove, BC Canada - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 22:10:04 (EST)

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Don't remember if I signed the book before or not, but here it is again. Got my WPE4AVY before I went in the Air Force - 1959, and still have it somewhere. Imagine - after going in the service, getting paid to do SWL stuff. I remember starting about 1950 with Dad's table top broadcast/shortwave radio and later getting a Hallicrafters S-85 from Sears. When I got back to the states in 1966, my wife applied for and got WPE4JNN in January 1967. We were using R390 and BC779 receivers. Now, Icom R70 and Racal 6217's. A great tradition with the WPE monitor identifiers - glad so many are still around. I know my association helped garner a career. Retired and still listening. Ray Colbert W5XE El Paso, Tx

Ray Colbert, WPE4AVY <w5xe@juno.com>

El Paso, Tx USA - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 14:57:16 (EST)

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Still have my WPE certificate from 1964

Mark Barfoot VE3PE1ZT <va3qmx@rac.ca>

Mississauga, On Canada - Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 22:49:12 (EST)

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I am holding a copy of Popular Electronics Issue #1 dated October, 1954. Recently found it at a used book store. All the cool stuff is in it, Carl & Jerry, "So you want to be a Ham" by R. Hertzberg, W2DJJ and the ARRL president, W0TSN, the simple projects, TV repair "tips", and best of all, the ads for all the electronics, TV and radio schools, inventors, "Be a Detective" and the body-building courses. Almost 50 years ago now...

Bill, WPE9GPI & KD0HG

Loveland, CO USA - Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 14:54:17 (EST)

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Got my WPE just before my Novice license (WN2BCF)

Bill Grace WPE2GLK <n2zaq@arrl.net>

NJ USA - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 20:19:23 (EST)

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Can't remember the year..........

Mike WPE1GFS <kv1m@aol.com>

Stamford, CT USA - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 00:15:34 (EST)

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I was a young radio enthusiast living in Maryland when I was issued the WPE call. My rig was a Hallicrafters S-40A that my uncle gave me. I used a 150 foot long wire & could really pull in the stations. Listening to the old Hallicrafter was like something magical happening. Those were the best years of my life & I will cherish those memories until I die even though the S-40A is long since gone. Today I am a licensed ham (N3KPJ) and still enjoy the SWL aspect of the hobby more than anything. There is still something magical about listening to far distant stations.

Al Bauernschmidt / WPE3CKW <emsgang@enter.net>

Allentown, PA USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 19:17:50 (EST)

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Hey HANK BENNETT, if you're out there, drop me an email. I'd love to hear what you have to say about all this interest in the old WPE calls. I'll post your response here. 73, Joe, W1GFH

Joe Tyburczy WPE1FYE <w1gfh@aol.com>

Burbank, CA USA - Thursday, January 01, 2004 at 02:35:22 (EST)

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Hi Joe, Great to see that the old WPE callsigne are still remembered. I got my certificate in about 1958, just before being licensed as a novice. I still have the certificate put away with my things that are in storage in the States. I work for the DOD and am overseas presently. It was great and the comment about not forgetting your old WPE call is right. Thanks for the Website. Phil Hunsberger W9NZ/ WPE9MP

Philip Hunsberger WPE9MP <philip.hunsberger@misawa.af.mil>

Kokomo, Ind USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 01:41:12 (EST)

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Good memories of medium wave and short wave listening back in the late 60's. Later got WDX3ICS in the 70's when PE decided not to continue the program.

Chuck Harrington WPE3ICS

Westtown, PA USA - Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 17:34:17 (EST)

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Good memories of medium wave and short wave listening back in the late 60's. Later got WDX3ICS when PE decided not to continue the program.

Chuck Harrington WPE3ICS

USA - Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 17:33:12 (EST)

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I received my WPE call in the 50's when I lived about 15 miles from Wetumpka, Al. Out in the country with very little noise and interference.

LARRY HODNETT WPE4FAL <LMHODNETT@AOL.COM>

HELENA, AL USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 01:05:28 (EST)

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Let's see if we can get Hank Bennett to give up the records!

Clay Nicolsen WPE6GBF <cnicolsen@msn.com>

Naperville, IL USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 01:40:48 (EST)

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Was living in Philadelphia, Pa. When acquired the WPE callsign.

Jim Gill WPE3CGF <jgill002@tampabay.rr.com>

Bradenton, Fl USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 20:40:57 (EST)

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Also hold: WDX6RTC and KCA6RC as SWL calls

Bob Combs, WPE2PJU <trainman@abq.com>

Tome, NM USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 13:11:45 (EST)

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Original WPE7GN (1957-1962) Later WPE6ENA (1962-1970) Current WDX6JY (1970-present)

WPE7GN <w7ftt@hhhnet.net>

Wrightwood, CA USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 05:40:18 (EST)

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Thanks for keeping the WPE call signs alive! Prior to that they were know as WRO series then finaly to the WDX series. Hank Bennett still is doing the WDX series. Have a Happy New Year in 2004!

Stewart MacKenzie, WPE6AA/WPE1AA <wdx6aa@earthlink.net>

Huntington Beach, CA USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 18:50:21 (EST)

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This was a fun time in my life as a kid ..I'm still pretty active in radio, Ham and Shortwave ....73 .... ...tom

WPE7BBI <wu6q@san.rr.com>

San Diego, CA USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 13:42:12 (EST)

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ENJOYED THE USE OF A CALL SIGN,HAD A HQ150 RECEIVERDB23 PRESELECTOR,HALF-WAVE 20METER DIPOLE,HOT SETUP.WORKED ALL CONTINENTS,SPUTNIK,AND OVER 100 QSL CARDS RECEIVED.I AM 63 AND STILL SWL.,THANKS,BURT HARGROVE WPE6KT.

BURT HARGROVE WPE6KT <BHARG88273@AOL.COM>

SAN JOSE, CA. USA - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 00:44:50 (EST)

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I belive I got my WPE call in 1968. At that time I had a Heathkit GR-64 w/Q multiplier and a 30' "long wire" antenna on the roof. I wish I still had my WPE certificate.

Steve Henderson WPE6HIN <n6rhh@direcway.com>

Prather, Ca USA - Friday, December 19, 2003 at 19:56:49 (EST)

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Still looking for replacement certificate...

WPE2VT <ddillman@igc.org>

San Francisco, CA USA - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 04:05:54 (EST)

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I loved those old "small" Pop Electronics, I would watch the newsstand and eagerly await its arrival. Short Wave was my first love and the idea of listening to stations around the world still excites me. I went on to be WN5JSG (40 years ago)and am now NS5Z. First receiver was an Hallicrafters SX-100. Later built a Knight-Kit T-60 and the rest is history... John Shidler

WPE5DZO (I think!!!) <john@all-the-facts.com>

Bossier City, LA USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 23:58:58 (EST)

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I loved those old "small" Pop Electronics, I would watch the newsstand and eagerly await its arrival. Short Wave was my first love and the idea of listening to stations around the world still excites me. John Shidler

WPE5DZO (I think!!!) <john@all-the-facts.com>

Bossier City, LA USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 23:54:56 (EST)

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Please visit my web page. Thank you. Keep safe. Semper fi! Thomas

Thomas J. Corcoran WPE2GRW <tjc@comhem.se>

(Then) New York, NY USA - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 16:27:46 (EST)

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I was WPE9CQC and belonged to several radio clubs including Newark News Radio Club, International Shortwave League and enjoyed listening to short wave broadcast and utility cw stations on first a HQ-145 followed by SX-100, R4-B , HQ-180 and finally R-390A. Still have the HQ-180. Am now K9IT operating CW daily. Thank you. Ray

Ray Fansler <rayfansler@wabash.net>

Fairfield, IL USA - Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 13:26:26 (EST)

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I still have my certificate and some very good color pictures of me at the controls with my certificate proudly displayed on the wall!

Jeff Brown WPE9IQG <jbrown21@sprynet.com>

Alexandria, IN USA - Friday, December 12, 2003 at 21:30:10 (EST)

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I was issued WPE9EJO and was a member of several radio clubs, including the International Shortwave League and the Newark News Radio Club. I was the Ham Band editor for the NNRC for a number of years. I still listen to shortwave on my R390 and am active almost daily on cw as K9UE. Thanks

Roy Fansler WPE9EJO <rgfansler@wabash.net>

Fairfield, IL USA - Friday, December 12, 2003 at 00:42:29 (EST)

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It is funny how these calls are remembered! Good to see the number of listeners that went on to get a license.

WPE4JDH, J. Dalton McCrary <w4pjv@arrl.net>

Murfreesboro, TN USA - Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 14:46:30 (EST)

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I saw this website about WPE call letters in December 2003 Mon. Times. I received my PE Certificate dated August 9,1961, which I still have.

WPE2FXT <amateurradio62@optonline.net>

Croton On Hudson, NY USA - Monday, December 08, 2003 at 11:34:59 (EST)

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Currently K1WCC and AF MARS AFA1YP

Henry Brown WPE1EXZ <k1wcc@arrl.net>

Falmouth, MA USA - Sunday, December 07, 2003 at 15:16:03 (EST)

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DON'T ASK ME HOW I REMEMBER IT, BUT THAT'S IT. I AM ALSO WA2EGA, AND FIRST LICENSED IN 1959. ALAN RICHARDS

WPE2SU <AMRICHARDS@AOL.COM>

NEW YORK, NY USA - Sunday, December 07, 2003 at 01:52:35 (EST)

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Saw the brief article in "Monitoring Times" December 2003 mentioning WPE call ltters. I wish I could remember mine! I began shortwave listening in the 1960's as a teenager, got my Citizen band license and my amateur license K3PRN. I used Hallicrafter SX110 & SX100 receivers. I have recently renewed my interest in shortwave listening purchasing an Icom IC-R75 and loving it. I'm not planning to become a ham again but want to concentrate on antenna building. I sure would like to find out what my WPE license number was? Thanks for your efforts. Don Ruokonen

??? <druokonen@hotmail.com>

Annapolis, MD USA - Saturday, December 06, 2003 at 13:01:39 (EST)

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hehehehe... had forgotten all about this... i think i still have my original certificate packed up in one of our moving boxes... :)

craig jakubs WPE0FHG (i think) <showdoctor@aol.com>

st. louis, mo USA - Friday, December 05, 2003 at 03:35:34 (EST)

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SWL since 1941 using S40A receiver and A LW Have certificates for WAS.

Robert Langdon WPE2KY <ISS57@hotmail.com>

Deer Park, NY USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 13:06:23 (EST)

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Yes, I remember. John 3:16.......Don

Don WPE5CMN <kk5dfd@lcc.net>

Lufkin, TX USA - Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 01:59:26 (EST)

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Enjoyed it as a youngster with a Hallicrafters SX25. Still have the SX25 and the QSL cards

Tom Calantonio WPE3CQR <HLH409@MSN.COM>

ROCKVILLE, Md USA - Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 19:29:09 (EST)

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Got mine around 1962 or 1963 as I recall. Now W8FN, so I'm still doing radio after all these years.

Randy Farmer WPE4GTL <rf_radarguy@yahoo.com>

Willow Park, TX USA - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 10:53:21 (EST)

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Saw your website on page 36 of the DEC 2003 Monitoring Times and thought I would dig my certificate out. It is laminated so I guess it met quite a bit to me at the time. The issue date was 2-4-63. Got my ham license in the year before in '62 while living in Livermore California. Still listen to BBC on a daily basis since the Caribean service still pours into the east coast with a great signal most mornings. Am a retired foreign service communicator and now with Raytheon. Take care and 73. Ron, WA6YOU

Ronald C. Payne, WPE6EKO <subron@att.net>

Fairfax, VA USA - Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 21:36:36 (EST)

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Now NI3F

Ken Cohen WPE2LZJ <Ni3F@arrl.net>

Bethesda, MD USA - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 00:55:55 (EST)

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just read the article in MT and it brought back a lot of 1959-60 memories. i got into reporting to Sweden Calling DXers and other stuff too. never became a CBer or Ham for some reason.

r.c. watts, WPE4CMR/DL4 <coloneldx@webtv.net>

louisville, KY USA - Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 22:29:19 (EST)

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Lots of fun for a kid in thoses days. Used a Lafayette Explo-Aire super regen that I built from kit. Wasn't great but it worked. Now I'm WB0VMZ, Amatuer Extra class. Tnx to WPE for a start.

WPE4GCX <jackheiss@aol.com>

Tallahassee, FL USA - Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 12:25:14 (EST)

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I also later held WDX0URJ

WPE0ECQ <waourj@juno.com>

Bonham, TX USA - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 15:48:38 (EST)

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Got my "WPE" cert in July 1969. It was signed by Oliver P. Ferrell, WPE2XZ and Hank Bennett, WPE2FT. I believe Hank was the SW and/or ham column editor of Popular Electronics. Picked up my novice ticket, WN2EEN, about the same time and hamming pushed SWL'ing to the back burner. But I still have the cert hanging in a frame here in the shack. This web site brought back memories of sitting up all hours of the night with an 8 transistor Magnavox AM radio connected to about 70 feet of hook up wire running out to a tree. I used a Lafayette regen (model???) receiver I built from a kit to listen to the international SW bands. Seem to recall CHU time signals all over the place on that receiver! Tom Schwinn, W4NBS, Decatur, AL

Tom Schwinn, WPE2RBG <w4nbs@arrl.net>

Decatur, AL USA - Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 23:43:51 (EDT)

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Got into the shortwave listening with a Knight Kit Span Master in 1965 and enjoyed it , heard a lot of stations in those days.

Earl Kesling WPE8JKW <KC8VRM@netscape.net>

Clarksburg, WV USA - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 18:53:18 (EDT)

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WPE8JFR in Sept '66 with a brand new Heathkit GR-64, WN8CAC in Sept '68. Stupid certificate caused a life of work in the two-way radio industry and meeting way too many strange people on ham radio via CW. Still SWLing with my old boat anchor HQ-129X

Bob Mason WPE8JFR <lostmessages@comcast.net>

Unicoi, TN USA - Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 18:39:44 (EDT)

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I became WPE4FYX in December 1962. I have a lot of good memories reading the listening reports from other WPEs and seeing pictures of other shacks. I still have my WPE certificate.

Rick Robinson WPE4FYX <KF4AR@ARRL.NET>

HENDERSONVILLE, NC USA - Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 17:57:17 (EDT)

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Hi fellow DX'ers...via SWL...hope to find you on the air as HAMS! 73, Bob WPE4EPE/WDX4EPE/WD4CNZ

Robert Dockery WPE4EPE/WDX4EPE <WD4CNZ@arrl.net>

Asheville, NC USA - Wednesday, October 08, 2003 at 17:31:49 (EDT)

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THIS BRINGS BACK AT LOT OF OLD MEMORIES..

LARRY HODNETT WPE4FAL <LMHODNETT@AOL.COM>

HELENA, AL USA - Sunday, October 05, 2003 at 21:26:39 (EDT)

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