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Who Do You Think is A Ham Radio Operator?


Notable Ham Radio Operators Around the World

List maintained by Dave Horsfall, VK2KFU,
Reprinted with permission  of the author.


DK3HV---Hanno Vogels, owner of this webpage

7L2NJY--- Dr Mamoru Mohri, Japanese astronaut
9K2CS---- Prince Yousuf Al-Sabah
9N1MM---- Father Marshall Moran, missionary (SK)
A41AA---- Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said, Sultan of Oman
DP3MIR--- Dr Ulf Merbold, astronaut
EA0JC---- Juan Carlos, King of Spain

FO5GJ---- Marlon Brando aka Martin Brandeaux, actor
G0MSL---- James ?, town crier
G2DQU---- Lord Rix (formerly Sir Brian), former actor and charity head
G3EUJ---- Gillie Potter, comedian (The Squire of Frogmorton) (SK)
G3TZH---- Tony Dolby, brother of "the" Dolby
G3YLA---- Jim Bacon OBE, weatherman
G4CEZ---- Bill Kitchen, 1956 world champion speedway rider (SK)
GB1MIR--- Helen Sharman, astronaut
HS1A----- Bhumiphol Adulayadej, King of Thailand
HS1LY---- Prince Titiphan of Thailand
HZ1TA---- Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia
I0FCG---- Francesco Cossiga, former President of Italy
JA1MP---- Sako Hasegawa, founder of Yaesu (SK)
JA5FHB--- Former Japanese Minister for Transport and Communications

JY1---- King Hussein of Jordan

JY1 was in my opinion one of the greatest embassador for our worldwide hobby. I am proud to hear him several times on the air. One time I heard him calling cq on a local repeater close to the city of Bonn during his official visit to Germany. I never get the chance to talk to him on the air. pay attention to one of his QSOs to the shuttle with Owen, W5LFL. Some special pages, dedicated to JY1.

JY1 died on Feb 7, 1999.


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JY2---- Queen of above
K0DWC---- Lt. General Francis Griswold
K0HWY---- Tex Beneke, band leader
K1JT----- Dr. Joseph Taylor Jr, 1993 Nobel Prize winner in Physics
K1OKI---- Mickey Schulhof, head of Sony US
K2HEP---- John Sculley, former CEO of Apple and Pepsi (lapsed)
K2ORS---- Jean Shepard, author
K2ZCZ---- George Patacki, Governor of New York
K4LIB---- Arthur Godfrey, TV performer (SK)
K4TPJ---- David Funderburk, member USA House of Reps
K6DUE---- Roy Neal, television reporter
K6IR----- Ken Miller, executive of many companies
K6RFU---- Albert Glasser, scores feature films (eh?)
K7TA----- Clifford Stoll, author ("Cuckoo's Egg") & astronomer
K7UGA/K3UIG-- Senator (US) Barry Goldwater (ret)
KA6HVA--- Burl Ives, singer (SK)
KA6UXR--- Dr. Alex Comfort, author of "The Joy of Sex"
KA7EVD--- Donnie Osmond, entertainer (lapsed)
KB2GSD--- Walter Cronkite, former news anchor
KB6LQR--- Jeana Yeager, Voyager '86 pilot
KB6LQS--- Dick Rutan, Voyager '86 pilot
KB6OLJ--- Paul J Cohen, mathematician
KB7LPW--- Len Winkler, radio talk show host
KC4OCA--- Gordon Barnes, weatherman
KD4WUJ--- Patty Loveless (Patricia Ramey), country singer, XYL of W4WRO
KD6OY---- Garry Shankling, comedian
KD6WUS--- Hugh Downs, TV compere ("Concentration")
KG7JF---- Jeff Duntemann, author and publisher of Coriolis Group
KH6IJ---- Katashi Nose, radio columnist and former physics professor (SK)
KI6M----- Stu Gilliam, comedian
KN4UB---- Larry Junstrom, rock musician (bass player in .38 Special)
KX2Z----- Tony Bongiovi, cousin of Jon Bon Jovi
LU1SM---- Carlos Saul Menem, President of Argentina
N4KET---- David French, CNN newsman
N4RH----- Ralph Haller, FCC PRB chief
N5YYV---- Kathy Sullivan, Chief Scientist NOAA (former astronaut)
N6CKF---- Lloyd Bochner, actor ("Colby")
N6FFT---- ?, talk radio host
N6FUP---- Stu Cook, bass player for CCR
N6GGM---- Laura, XYL of N6FUP
N6KGB---- Stewart Granger (born James Stewart), actor (SK)
N6NHG---- Kevin Mitnick, cracker
N6YOS---- Priscilla Presley (Lou Lou Beaulieu), actress (Elvis?)
N9LC----- George Sweigert, inventor of cordless phone (was W8ZIS)
NK7U----- Joe Rudi, baseball player (ret)
NZ6N----- Randy Powell, actor (was WA0QZW)
ON1AFD--- Count Dirk Frimouth, Belgian astronaut
SV2ASP/A--- Monk Apollo
TI2DR---- David Ruben MD, author of "Everything you wanted to know..."
U2MIR/UV3AM-- Musa Manarov, cosmonaut
UA1LO---- Yuri Gagarin, cosmonaut (SK)
VE3RX---- Arthur Meen, former Ontario Cabinet minister
VE3VGW--- Gilles Morin, Ontario MPP and Deputy Speaker
VK2AHU--- Dick Huey, professor-emeritus (was VK2HU)
VK2AHZ--- Tex Morton (Robert Morton), singer (SK)
VK2AXN--- Keith Alder, former chief of AAEC
VK2BL---- Graham Conolly, radio announcer and former voice on VNG
VK2CAX--- Dr. Ken McCracken, founding Chief of CSIRO Mineral Physics
VK2DIK--- Dick Smith, entrepreneur & millionaire
VK2EF---- Sir Ernest Fisk, MD of AWA, radio pioneer (SK)
VK2KB---- Sir Allan Fairhall, politician
VK2YOW--- Bob Hughes, radio announcer
VK3JU---- Ross Hull, Australian radio pioneer
VK4HA---- Harry Angel, centenarian
VK4HH---- Norman Hurll (was VK2BC), inventor
VK5AX---- Alf Traeger, inventor of the pedal wireless
VK5NIV--- Ivan Venning, Australian MP
VK6TP/G3KDH-- Tommy Price, speedway rider of Wembley fame
VR6TC---- Tom Christian, great*3-grandson of Fletcher Christian
VU2RG---- Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (SK)
VU2SON--- Sonia Gandhi, XYL of VU2RG
W0CXX---- Arthur Collins, founder of Collins Radio (SK)
W0ORE---- Tony England, astronaut
W2JOF---- Cliff Richard (Harry Webb), singer
W2SKE---- Bill Leonard, former President of CBS News (SK)
W2TQ----- Joel Miller, IEEE lawyer
W2ZGU---- John Campbell, editor of "Analog" (SK)
W3ACE---- Armin Meyer, former US Ambassador to Japan
W4WRO---- Emory Gordy Jr, record producer and OM of Patty Loveless KD4WUJ
W4ZG----- Worth Gruelle, started "Raggedy Ann and Andy"
W5LFL---- Owen Garriot, astronaut
W6EZV---- General Curtis LeMay (SK)
W6FZZ---- Samuel F.B. Morse III, grandson and speed record holder
W6JKV---- James Treybig, CEO of Tandem
W6LNH---- Fred Gately (SK), Director of photography
W6NRM---- Robert Weitbrietch(?), physicist, developer of TTY for deaf (SK)
W6OBB---- Art Bell, talk radio host
W6QHS---- ?, Chairman and President of California Microware (ret)
W6QYI---- Cardinal Roger Mahoney
WA6RNG--- Byron S. Paul, Hollywood producer,
W6UK----- Alvino Rey, musician/bandleader
W6ZH----- Herbert Hoover III (former ARRL Pres, grandson of US Pres)
W8JK----- John Kraus, radio astronomer
WA2MKI--- Larry Ferrari, organ player
WA4CZD--- Chet Atkins, guitar player
WA4SIR--- Ron Parise, astronaut
WA6TJM--- President of ISD Inc
WB4KCG--- Ronnie Milsap, singer
WB6ACU--- Joe Walsh, rock musician (James Gang and The Eagles)
WB6RER--- Andy Devine, cowboy actor (SK)
YN1AS---- General Anastasio Somoza, former President of Nicaragua (SK)
ZK1AN---- Sir Thomas Davis, former Premier of Cook Islands

Suspected or callsign unknown:

----- Freeman Gosden, actor (SK)
----- "Some royalty of the Netherlands"
----- Some Malaysian head of state?
----- James Hardie (Aussie entrepreneur)
----- Stan Gadsen (ditto)
----- John Button, Australian senator
----- St. Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (SK)
----- Merville Shavelson (W6?), Hollywood director
----- Roc Kirby VK3???, chairman Village Roadshow Corp
----- Dale Buggins, motorcycle stunt rider (SK)
----- Fred Gwynn ("Herman Munster") (SK)
----- Violinist of LA Philharmonic
----- Dr. Russell Hulse, co-shared with K1JT (lapsed)
----- Elke Sommer's husband
----- Edwin Armstrong (SK)
----- Very Rev Dr John Flynn OBE, founder of Flying Doctor (SK)
----- James Clark, founder and chairman of Silicon Graphics
----- Clive Robertson, Australian radio host
----- Dr Amar Bose (Bose Audio)

Disputed (some say yes, some say no):

----- Tony Hancock, actor (SK)
----- Neil Armstrong, astronaut (but see Edwin)
----- Richard Feynman, scientist (SK)

Never licensed (but rumours circulate):

----- Bernard Goetz
----- Jon Bon Jovi (but see KX2Z)
----- Jose Feliciano
----- Andy Griffith
----- Jimmy Stewart, actor and/or USAF reserve officer
------- HRH Prince Phillip, patron of RSGB

Additions welcome!