Welcome to AK4GX.com.
I’m Dan Hoogterp, a recently licensed amateur extra. Upon receiving my call sign, I promptly acquired the domain that matched my call sign and set up this site.
Then, as days went by, I decided I wanted a phonetically and lexically shorter call sign. I chose the ‘vanity call sign’ route to get a shiny new call sign: WG3O.
After receiving the easy to say, shiny call sign, WG30, I found something interesting. About a third of the longer QSOs on the air involved, “what’s the story with the 3 callsign, given that you are recently on the air, and don’t live in area 3?”
I decided to take a shot at a coveted ‘4’ callsign, and a 1×2 at that. Well, it worked, I’m now W4LI. I was shocked that I snagged this, as at least a half dozen people were queued for ‘competition.’ Well, that is it. I’m now W4LI and don’t plan to change it anytime soon. A 4, a 1×2, a W prefix, which I prefer, and I now have an established address in the amateur world. I can also order my QSL cards now.
Please visit http://www.w4li.com for my amateur radio musings.
Thanks for visiting.