SONs, DADs, and Other Callsigns That Spell Words

In the last five days, I’ve worked a bunch of stations whose callsigns spell words:

  • On 6/12, I worked Roy, WA2SON. A day later, I heard WB4DAD calling CQ , but unfortunately, he couldn’t hear me. I have worked him before, though.
  • On 6/13, I worked Chano, EA8UP, in the Canary Islands. I actually worked him on SSB. He was calling CQ in Spanish, or “say koo.” He called several times with no reply, perhaps because the stations here in the U.S. didn’t realize he was calling CQ. I even talked a little Spanish with him before signing.
  • On 6/14, I worked Don, AA5AT. He becomes my third “AT,” joining AA4AT and N0AT.
  • Just now, I worked Steve, KF2AX. Steve was running QRP with an attic antenna. Even so, he was Q5 here.

Now, to get the QSL cards.

UPDATE – 6/20/09:
This afternoon, while waiting a few minutes for my wife, I turned on the rig. In those few minutes, I happened to contact KD8ILL, who was working the WV QSO Party!


  1. read you article, interesting. My qsl is good on qrz with SASE, lotw, buro, or e-qsl what ever you like.

  2. Dan KB6NU says:

    Thanks, Don. My QSL card will be in the mail shortly.

  3. I’ve worked AC0W (yes, his card is a cow) and I know there is AD0G out there

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