My callsign WWV

Often people go for callsigns based on their name, but 2E0’s were few and far between when I came to apply, and I fancied something a bit different that wasn’t to hard on the CW key! As a beacon DX fan, WWV is of course one of the most famous signals in history. A number of stations have commented or asked about whether I chose it on purpose. You betcha 😀

According to Wikipedia :-

WWV is a shortwave (also known as “high frequency” (HF)) radio station, located near Fort Collins, Colorado. It is best known for its continuous time signal broadcasts begun in 1945, and is also used to establish official United States government frequency standards, with transmitters operating on 2.5, 5, 10, 15, and 20 MHz.[1] WWV is operated by U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), under the oversight of its Time and Frequency Division, which is part of NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory based in Gaithersburg, Maryland.[2]

So yeah, I love my callsign, its a homage to simple times and the spirit of ham radio and SWL.

73 Scot

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