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How can the call sign R5CC be in the USSR? It doesn't exist now does it?

Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by K5VOU, Sep 13, 2018.

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  1. K9STH

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    Don't be hard on Tom! I have known him for over 50-years, he lived a couple of blocks from me when I lived in the Greenwood Hills area of Richardson, Texas. He now lives in the next suburb north of me.

    A bit of history: He was one of the early representatives of the Standard 2-meter FM equipment back in the early 1970s.

    Glen, K9STH

  2. WB2WIK

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    Does BOAC still exist?
  3. W4ZD

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    Not sure I agree completely. It's not what you know (academically), but what you know ("world" experience), which one is often not graded upon in life. Consider, e.g., Bill Gates: Harvard dropout. Technically, not much of a programmer, either. But his business acumen was off the scale, and look how he turned out.

    I kinda lucked out in that regard. At MIT in the late 60s they graded on a 5.0 scale: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, F=0. The idea was to penalize failing grades more heavily. But, as everyone else in the universe graded on a 4.0 scale, it was kind of an advantage. One could have a 3.9 average (high "C") and everyone else thought it was a high "B." Of course, if your average was 4.5, you had some explaining to do, LOL. :)
  4. W4ZD

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    They are still around, but no longer BOAC. In the early 70s they merged with BEA to become British Airways (BA).
  5. K9STH

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    There is an old adage concerning college grades:

    What do "A" and "B" students call a "C" student 10-years after graduation?

    Answer: Boss

    Glen, K9STH
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  6. KK5JY

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    Yes. Or "former employer." :oops:
  7. AA7EJ

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    From way past - were /are single prefix "R" , in our terms 1byX reserved for WWII veterans (in USSR) ?
  8. NN3W

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    In Soviet Russia, the radio works you!
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  9. KJ4VTH

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    You don't know how lucky you are, boys!
  10. K5VOU

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