|[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
Pocket PC Mobile
1983 Hunter 34
Havre de Grace, Md.
From: "Roger Basford"<roger at new-gate.co.uk>
Sent: 4/14/08 12:26:33 PM
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Subject: [AMRadio] Re: AMRadio Digest, Vol 51, Issue 7
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> 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)
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> Some of the older guys here have told me about using carrier current
> that time.
> And some bootleg operation on 5 meters.
> Also if I remember correctly in England they had an "no antenna" class of
> There was a specific prefix for them .... G3 maybe?
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
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