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Call Sign of Raymond Horton, Dallas Texas

Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by KE5VJS, Aug 26, 2020.

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  1. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    @KE5VJS .

    I've looked through a wide range of years from the 40s through the 80s and haven't found anything.

    I searched "Horton", "Llano", "Grandier" and the only Raymond was the one mentioned above.

    You're sure he was a ham and not a cb'er?
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2020
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  2. KE5VJS

    KE5VJS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes sir. The street he lived on forever in NE Dallas was Grenadier.

    He had a shack in the back of his house abs spoke to a man in Australia regularly
  3. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh... That's a different spelling!
    Makes a difference...

    But no dice with that spelling either.
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  4. KE5VJS

    KE5VJS Ham Member QRZ Page

    So I just spoke to my Aunt who told me that his middle name was supposedly Loomis- but he hated it and thus never signed his middle initial.

    Raymond was a Dallas resident. One other bit of information is that lived on the following streets Llano, the Desdemona Dr, and finally Grenadier

    He had his HAM license in the late 50s for certain , definitely in the 60s and in the 70s. Most likely in the 80s too
  5. KE5VJS

    KE5VJS Ham Member QRZ Page

    However it would be pointless to use the L or Loomis in the search. It was not on his birth or death certificate
  6. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    But a great many of the FCC records have the middle initial included. And if it is on the record, then a search for "Raymond Horton" would come up short. That's why I just searched for "Horton" instead.

    Spring 1959 - 9 Horton, no Raymond
    Summer 1963 - 17 Horton, no Raymond
    Spring 1968 - 15 Horton, no Raymond
    Fall 1971 - stopped counting, no Raymond
    Winter 1976 - ditto, no Raymond
    Winter 1983 - ditto, no Raymond

    Don't know what to tell ya! No record of a Raymond Horton in the 5th call area having a ham license in that time period.

    I even checked 1962 CB call book and nothing there either.
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  7. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    By the way David, are you aware that YOUR license is expired as of June 2018 ?
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  8. KE5VJS

    KE5VJS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes sir, I’m aware. It’s just been renewed and I’m awaiting the update on FCC
  9. KE5VJS

    KE5VJS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you for all of your effort , I truly appreciate it

    It certainly is Raymond, perhaps he was listed as Ray though I doubt it.

    He is as certainly a HAM operator
  10. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    I searched on "Horton" with no first name. He should have shown up.

    If he always lived in Dallas he should have had a 5th district call sign, especially since back then one was supposed to change call sign if one moved to a different district. But I'm wondering if maybe somehow his call was in another district.

    Do you know if he maintained another home in another call area?

    It's a mystery for sure!
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2020
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