Rufus Turner First African American Ham Radio Operator     
Rufus Turner First African American Ham Radio Operator

 

I have this callsign - KD2WLL - maybe?

It's been a little while since I have updated this site -as I have been busy with some radio related projects, but to be honest, most were not radio related. The good news is that I passed the test on July 1, 2021 and upgraded my license from technician to general see notes here: upgrade from tech to general On the downside my radio usage dropped off because the FCC inexplicably decided to change my callsign from KD2WLL to KD2WQL. My understanding was that callsigns did not change because of an upgrade UNLESS it was requested. Considering that I am now known (on at least a couple of nets) and have this web site, DMR, DSTAR etc associated with the KD2WLL callsign it is NOT something that I really want to do so FCC request time to UNDO their cancellation of KD2WLL and to re-instate this as my callsign. Notes on the process to get my callsign back is over here in, after-the-test.

'73

 

This notebook section

I've had this online notebook running for quite a while and although there are long stretches where I don't write anything, I do find it useful to refer back to things I've written for my own benefit. I am new to amateur radio, getting my technician license in 2020. I tend to learn things that I am interested in fairly quickly and have worked in the technology field for a long time. This section summarizes things that I learned picking up this hobby. If I write something today and then in the future realize that I have not correctly explained something, or, I have missed an important detail, then I update the note. Again, this is written for my personal reference, but if you also find it useful thank you.

'73