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UK Callsign Facts & Famous Radio Amateurs.

Facts, figures, Famous Amateurs and all other UK Callsign related items will appear in this section over time.

Some of the items in this section were kindly donated by Mike, GW8ERA.

Some other items by an anonymous contributor.



UPDATED
UK Amateur Radio
Licences through the years.

From a 1907 Experimenters Licence
to the present day.

Facts about
UK Callsigns.

including issue dates
and modifiers.


Jack Hums
Callbook

from the 1920s & 30s.

The Transmitting Licence.
RSGB booklet
from 1947.
The way it used to be.


Famous Radio Amateurs.
(Some not so famous, but you may have heard of them).

The 2 original pages have been split into headings and made smaller due to various requests.

The lists are compiled from various sources and I have checked the authenticity of the callsigns wherever possible. If there are any inaccuracies please let me know at webmaster@highfields-arc.co.uk (with proper citation {not just someone else's list!}) so I can put them right, "missing" photos are also welcome.

I have only included people who are famous or notable in their own right. To my mind the brother, sister, cousin, wife etc. (except for royalty) does not make someone famous. If they have a claim to fame in their own right then they're in.
I have not usually included people who are listed with a Special Event callsign (astronauts operating stations under a special call for example), but do include such people if I can ascertain their "home" call.
Some people may occur in more than one list, due to their field(s) of work(s).
There are a maximum of 30 entries per page to keep page load speeds resonable.



Astronaut
Radio Amateurs

In space, everybody will hear you CQ!
29, all with photos.


Entertaining
Radio Amateurs 1

Authors, Singers, Sportspersons & more.
30, 24 with photos.


Entertaining
Radio Amateurs 2

Authors, Singers, Sportspersons & more.
17, 14 with photos.


Famous Within
Amateur Radio 1

For service to or development of
Amateur Radio.
30, 24 with photos.


Famous Within
Amateur Radio 2

For service to or development of
Amateur Radio.
11, 9 with photos.


Inventive
Radio Amateurs 1

Designers, Inventors,
& Innovators.
30, 19 with photos.


Inventive
Radio Amateurs 2

Designers, Inventors,
& Innovators.
26, 19 with photos.


Public Offical
Radio Amateurs

Voted into office for the
good(?) of us all.
12, 11 with photos.


Royal
Radio Amateurs

Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses.
12, all with photos.


Other Famous
Radio Amateurs 1

They don't fit the other categories.
30, 21 with photos.


Other Famous
Radio Amateurs 2

They don't fit the other categories.
3, all with photos.


Reported Famous
Radio Amateurs

but they're not!
5, 4 with photos.

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