Canadian advanced(top level) ticket of VE3NUD was issued to me back in the early 1980's. How I still vividly remember sitting for those tests so long ago on Yonge Street in Toronto and then picking that call from a handwritten sheet of available calls being issued in that batch at the DOC office on St.Clair Avenue(I think?) also in Toronto. I took NUD because it was the shortest length(in CW) available at the time and a good acronym for it is "No Use Dead", "No Used Data", or "New Useful Data" (hihi). Very frequently I am travelling in the USA so consider to QSL via my US call sign of N3UD (ex-WE3NUD, WB3EUY). Got a US ham ticket first (WB3EUY in 1976), when I was temporarily working in the US, and later was able to get N3UD(and previously WE3NUD) under the FCC vanity call sign program to match my VE3NUD call. So I have earned, not just been assigned, two top-level call signs in two different jurisdictions.
I am pleased to say as of May 9, 2003 (the same day I got my new extra class N3UD call), that my spouse Lynnette got her shiny new General Class call sign of W3GZZ(ex-KB3GZZ).
Yes that is a fancy real 'Vermont Teddy Bear' from some friends who say with glasses I wear looks like me. Well, (this picture is old) I long ago lost the moustache! Their good humor is enjoyed!
Those fine birds are 2 Solomon Island Eclectus parrots (Sally - red, Oliver - green). Our little flock also includes a wonderful adopted male Moustache Parrot(Pete) who is about 6 in long with a 6 inch tail. Pete lives in the white cage on the right, but he was a feather plucker when we adopted him and is today far too naked (and modest) to show himself on this family web site - hi hi.
Regards, Paul VE3NUD Also VA3NUD, VA3PGT. Cell phone: 610-613-0610
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