Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Clubs' started by SCHROTKE, Jun 8, 2014.
Please contact me concerning vanity call sign W6UJ. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Mod!
I would like to mail you a QSO card from W6UJ and share some of my Grand Fathers Ham history. licensed in 1912, yet a radio operator before hand, he was a friend to Amelia Earhart and Admiral Byrd. W6UJ kept Admiral Byrd company on his trip flying over the Arctic, Byrd gave him the radio from his plane in appreciation for the company during his trip! Sadly, I don't know what happened to this radio, I understand the plane is in the Smithsonian? Christian R. Schrotke also traveled to Alaska in search for oil for Standard Oil of California, took a station with him! Trained pilots in WWII and earned a Pacific Campaign medal. (I still have his wings and Medals.) Anyway, I just want to attach some history to the vanity license just in case you were unaware.