[AMRadio] Artificial Aerial Licence


Robert A. Poff wb3awj at comcast.net
Mon Apr 14 12:40:30 EDT 2008


Ah, that's it.
So much for trying to remember an on the air conversation that occurred a couple of decades ago.

They say memory is the second thing to go.
I can't remember what the first was.

Thanks for the link to Plan Flypaper.
I'll take a look this evening.

Robert A. Poff
Loganville, PA

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-----Original Message-----
    From: "Roger Basford"<roger at new-gate.co.uk>
    Sent: 4/14/08 12:26:33 PM
    To: "amradio at mailman.qth.net"<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
    Subject: [AMRadio] Re:  AMRadio Digest, Vol 51, Issue 7
      
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    > Message: 1
    > Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 11:34:50 -0400
    > From: "Robert A. Poff" <wb3awj at comcast.net>
    > Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Carrier Current Transmission (was
    > WestinghouseTest Meter Unit Type TCT)
    > To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'"
    > <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
    > Message-ID: <B9EC15DD73DD4E04B0150B10568D3786 at Constitution>
    > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
    >
    > Some of the older guys here have told me about using carrier current 
    > during
    > that time.
    >
    > And some bootleg operation on 5 meters.
    >
    > Also if I remember correctly in England they had an "no antenna" class of
    > license.
    > There was a specific prefix for them .... G3 maybe?
    >
    >
    >
    >
    
    Hi Robert,
    
    Pre-WWII here in Great Britain we had the "Artificial Aerial Licence" which 
    allowed testing of transmitters but only into a dummy load! If you google 
    Artificial Aerial Licence (note British spelling) you'll find a specimen 
    licence. Callsigns were in the 2AAA-2ZZZ series but they never got beyond 
    about 2GAA before the War intervened. After WWII, the callsigns were 
    re-issued to surviving 2AAA, etc holders but with the G prefix added. The 
    callsign series G2AAA-G2ZZZ was never completed, for some reason, and after 
    WWII the G3AAA-G3ZZZ series was issued to new licensees, that sequence ran 
    until the early 70's. There were no legal UK amateur operations during WWII 
    apart from "Plan Flypaper", see 
    http://www.zamboodle.demon.co.uk/rss/flypaper.htm
    
    73
    
    Roger Basford/G3VKM
    
    
    
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