OT - Special amateur radio callsign honoring Steve Jobs

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Patty Winter, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Patty Winter

    Patty Winter Guest

    This would probably be slightly less OT in *.misc, but I don't hang
    out there so will beg the indulgence of the folks here. I think you'll
    find it interesting.

    A friend of mine is working the CQ Worldwide CW contest this weekend
    and just mentioned that he worked a station that's part of a group
    of hams who are using the callsign "HB9STEVE" this month in honor of
    Steve Jobs. I found an information page about them here:


    That's very sweet of them. Wish I had an HF rig set up so I could
    work them.

    I don't think I've ever seen such a long suffix on a ham call!
    They must not care about winning the contest, or they would have
    gone with a callsign that doesn't take so long to send, like HB9SJ!
    But this one is certainly clearer as to its intention to honor Steve.

    Patty Winter, Nov 27, 2011
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