Famous Radio Amateurs, Heads of State, Politicians, TV & Radio Stars, Celebrities

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Famous Radio Amateurs & Call Signs

Amateur Radio, & Radio Amateurs play a part in the lives of most people on the planet. Without the inventions , discoveries & selfless work by radio Amateurs the lives of many of us would be less comfortable, or even non-existent.
CALLSIGN
NAME OR LOCATION

A41AA
Oaboos Bin Asid Al Said - Sultan of Oman
A41FK

Ahmed Bin Suwaidan Al Balushi - President of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS),and Minister for Posts Telephones and Telegraphs for Oman.
A61AJ
Ali Abdullah Al Futtaim - Industrialist Al Futtaim Group, Dubai Telephones and Telegraphs for Oman.
A71AP
Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani - Amir of Qatar
A92AK
Sheikh Hamed Bin Isa Al Khalifa - Amir of Bahrain
A92KK
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Sulman Al Khalifa - Royalty, Bahrain
AA7BQ
Fred L Lloyd - Founder of QRZ.COM - The radio amateur database - to check many on this page
AC3 PT
Palden Thondup Namgyal  - Former King of Sikkim (sk).
AC4RF


Robert Ford - radio engineer and technician who, while working for the Tibetan government, in 1950 was imprisoned for 5 years when the Chinese communists over ran the country. Author of "Wind Between the Worlds". (sk).
AC4YN.
Reg Fox - Known for operating in the Tibet are during politcaly unstable times with AC4RF.
CE3GP
General Augusto Pinochet   The Radio Club of Chile now hold this callsign (sk).
CN8MH
King Hassan II - King of Morocco (sk)
CP1 CL
Hugo Banzer - Former President of Bolivia
DD6CF
Reinhard Alfred Furrer - German Space Agency astronaut.
DG2KM
Dr Ernst Willi Messerschmid - German Space Agency astronaut.
EA0JC
King Carlos of Spain
EA8AK
Dr. Fernando Fernandez Martin - Member of European Parliament
EP1MP
Mohmud Pahlavi - Former Prince of Iran
F5VBY
Brother of Ray Dolby - Inventor of the Dolby Sound System
F5VBX
Ann Dolby - Wife of F5VBY
FX0STB
Jean-Pierre Haigneré - French government space agency spationaut. 2 Missions to MIR
GB1MIR
Helen Sharman - First British woman into space
GB2BP
Bletchley Park - Home of wartime top secret 'Station X' of ENIGMA de-coding fame
GB2RS
The news broadcasting service of the Radio Society of Great Britain. Established in 1955
GB4BLC
Bedworth Lions Club special event callsign. (Licensee Lion Brian G8GMU)
GM3ITN
Les Hamilton - He first alerted England of Argentine invasion of the Falklands 1982
GX2ASF
Coventry Amateur Radio Society. (Originally G2ASF) The oldest affiliated club to the RSGB 75 years in 2007
GX7ASF
Coventry Amateur Radio Society. (Originally G2ASF) The oldest affiliated club to the RSGB 75 years in 2007
G1EXG
Dr. Jonathan Hare - Physicist, astronomer & BBC TV presenter
G2LO
B.B.C - Radio Club. (The licensee's address believed to be Warwick Castle ~ Enquiry pending)
G2MT
Marconi Radio Society. ~ 2MT was the Marconi callsign at Writtle experimental wireless station
G2NM
Gerald Marcuse - Amateur broadcaster of the 1920's, prior to the BBC Overseas Service as 2NM (sk)
G2QA
A J.Simkins. M.B.E.
G2YL
Nelly Corry - The 2nd UK Lady Radio Amateur in 1932 (sk)
G2XM
Sir Richard Davies, KCVO, CBE, C.Eng, FIEE - Was a member of The Household of the Duke of Edinburgh (sk)
G2BCX
F C Judd, FISTC, MIOA, AssocIPRE, AJnst.E - Author, Designer of the 'Slim Jim' Antenna (sk))
G2DQU
Lord Rix of Whitehall, (Formerly Sir Brian Rix Kt CBE DL) - Actor & politician
G3BBC
Film Studios Ealing
G3CY

Professor Sir Martin Ryle FRS, Nobel Laureate. Inventor of interferometry as applied to radio astronomy, joint discoverer of pulsars, and after whom the Ryle Telescope at Cambridge is named (sk)
G3EUR
Major John Brown - Designer of the famous WW2 spy B2 suitcase radios & founder of the Duxford Radio Society (sk)
G3HB
G.L.Benbow - Author radio amateur books
G3ITF
Brian Freeman - Connected with that 'British Institution' Freeman Hardy & Willis
G3KOX
Nick Waite - ABC-TV NEWS in England. Also holds or held 5B4FL VE3AMJ VE3XD VY2TX 9H3FN ZF1NW JY8OX 5B4AGN
G3PLX
Peter Martinez - Co- Inventor of the PSK31 digital transmission system
G3SXW
Roger Western - Member of the CQ Hall of fame for his many years of activating very rare DX locations
G3TPW
Stephen Webb - Prolific electronics engineer. Designer of the G3TPW Cobwebb antenna
G3TXF
Nigel Cawthorne - Member of the CQ Hall of fame for his many years of activating very rare DX locations
G3TZH
A Dolby - Brother of Ray Dolby (of Dolby System fame)
G3UML
Laurie Margolis - BBC journalist who received the reports from VP8LP of the Falkland Islands invasion in 1982
G3VA
(Pat) John Patrick Hawker MBE - Professional & amateur radio engineer. Started writing his column in RSGB publications in 1958
G3YHW


'Capt.' John (Jack) Henry Onions - Inventor of The Crookshank Golf Club, Inventor & or patentee of aircraft landing gear systems, railway buffers, hydraulic motors, & improved dental grinding wheel. Reportedly WW1 pilot, also a ships captain. Certainly a captain of industry (sk)
G3YLA
Jim Bacon - T V weatherman - ex BBC
G4AEH
Jim Lee - BBC radio broadcaster & producer (A local radio ham & good friend to Lions Clubs)
G4MH
James (Jim) Fish - Designer of the G4MH Mini-Beam Antennas
G4PZR
Lieutenant Commander Sir Kenneth Cradock-Hartopp DSC - 10th Bt. (sk) Click this link. There is too much for this list
G4RK

Capt. George Thomas Smith-Clarke - Designed the pediatric iron lung also a motor scooter, 9-cylinder Alvis Leonides radial engine, front wheel drive, a prolific inventor. Original call sign 2PV (sk)
G5BC
Sir Trevor Dawson - Armaments manufacturer.(sk)
GW5KJ

Lt Colonel Morton Evans - Deputy Controller of the wartime Radio Security Service, he served as officer i/c at Arkley View top secret interception (Y) station from 1941 to 1946 (sk)
G5OG
Lord C. I. Ewing. OBE - Fellow of The Royal Television Society
G5RV
Louie Varney - Antenna Designer (sk) ~ G5RV is now Mid - Sussex Amateur Radio Society callsign
G5UM
Jack Hum - " Father of amateur radio in Liecestershire". ‘Uncle Mike’ who's operating standards should be adopted by all. (sk)
G5VF

Professor Sir Maurice Wilkes (sk) ~ Worked with R Watson-Watt and JD Cockroft on the development of radar. Designed U boat & aircraft tracking systems. Computer pioneer
G5WQ


John R. "Reg" Witty (sk) ~ Brother of Barbara Dunn G6YL. He heard the SOS distress messages of the crashed airship ITALIA in June 1928 from the North Pole with Italian scientists on board. Click this link. There is too much for this list Ian Williams, is the current holder of G5WQ
G6IP
Lord Egerton of Tatton, Knutsford - Believed to be; The 4th Baron of Tatton in the County Palatine of Chester (sk)
G6YL
Barbara Dunn - The first UK Lady Radio Amateur licensed, on April 14, 1927 (sk) Click this link. There is too much for this list
G7CDK

Alan Florence - Sound engineer. Worked on the Tony Hancock recordings of the Radio Ham & Blood Donor, Alan has a large discography, working with The Who, The Beatles and many other famous musicians and groups
G8GMU
Brian Leathley - Andrew - Lead the teams for the 75th anniversary Birth of RADAR Daventry Experiment re-enactment
G8IA

Lord Beaverbrook - William Maxwell "Max" Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Bt, PC, ONB. was an Anglo-Canadian business tycoon, politician, newspaper magnate. He was an influential and often mentioned figure in British society of the first half of the 20th century. (sk)
G8PO
Cmdr. J E Ironmonger O.B.E.
G8TGS
Dr. W R Williams - Diplomat
G0DMU
Ian Morrison - Senior project manager at Jodrell Bank. Appears in Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy
G0KRH
Chris Tarrant - TV quiz show host & TV personality
G0MSL
James Bobbett - Past Town Crier - Glastonbury
G0NZI
Carl Peake - Designer of the Wonder Wand Antenna
G0OAN
Fergal Sharkey - Lead singer in Irish punk band in 1970's
G0VIQ
Eugene Sully - Big brother contestant & radio broadcaster. Member of Mid - Sussex Amateur Radio Society
G0VQH
Councilor Jenny Bailey - Mayor of The City of Cambridge 2007 - 2008
G0VVT
Eddie Murphy - The first UK station to broadcast the RSGB news (GB2RS) using solar power
HS1A
Bhumiphol Adulayadej - King of Thailand
HS1D
Maha Chakri Sirindhorn - Princess to the throne of Thailand
HS1 LY
Titiphan - Prince to the throne of Thailand
HZ1FM
Faisal Bin Mashaal Al Saoud - Prince, Member of the Saudi Royal Family
HZ1HZ
Ahmed Zaidan - Ex - Deputy Minister for Communications Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
HZ1NA
Naief Bin Abdul Aziz - Prince Member of the Saudi Royal family
HZ1TA
Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia
HZ1TC
Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz - Prince Member of the Saudi Royal family
I0FCG
Francego Cossiga - Former Italian President
IZ0JPA
Paolo Angelo Nespoli - Itallian Astronaut of the European Space Agency
J3BB
Masaru Ibuka - Co-founder of Sony
JA3FA
Tokuzo Inoue - Founder of ICOM
JI1KIT
Keizo Obuchi - Japanese Prime Minister
JK1SIU
Noria Ohga - Chairman of Sony
JP1DPJ
Akio Morita - Founder of Sony
JY1
King Hussain of Jordan (sk)
JY1H
Queen Noor of Jordan
JY2HT
Former Crown Prince Hassan - Brother of the late King Hussein of Jordan
JY2RS
Prince Raad Ibn Zeid- Cousin of King Hussein of Jordan, Prince of Jordan and chairman of the Royal Jordan Radio Amateur Society
KA7EVD
Donnie Osmond - Singer
KB2GSD
Walter Cronkite - "The worlds most recognised" US television newsreader - Walter has an asteroid named after him
KB5UAC
Mike Foale - British born US astronaut
KB6LQR
Jeana Yeager - Pilot of non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world in the Rutan Voyager aircraft
KB6LQS
Richard Glenn Rutan - Rutan Voyager aircraft designer and pilot for non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world
KC5VWK
Richard J. Abruzzo - World famous balloonist and world record holder; the first balloon voyage from North America to Africa
KC5ZSU
Laurel Blair Salton Clark, M.D. - Crew member of the ill fated Space Shuttle Columbia on STS-107
KC5ZTC
David M. Brown. - Crew member of the ill fated Space Shuttle Columbia on STS-107
KC5ZTH
Catherine G Coleman Ph.D - US astronaut, (Colonel, USAF, RET)
KD4WUJ
Patty Loveless - Country Music Singer
KD5 ESI
Kalpana Chawla - NASA Astronaut (Indian Born) Space Shuttle Columbia (sk on 01/02/2003)
KD5PLB
Suni Williams - Suni has set a record for space walks by a female astronaut, a total of 29 hours, 17 minutes
KE6PZH
Marlon Brando - Prolific film star involved in apprx. 45 films. Civil rights activist. French Polynesian callsign FO5GJ (sk)
KG4UYY
James Lance Bass - 'N SYNC pop singer
KG6FZX
Dennis Tito - First space tourist
KX2Z
Tony Bonjovi - Cousin of Jon Bonjovi
K1ADJ
Peter Guber - Possibly Hollywood's most successful and powerful producer and executive
K1AKE
James M. Moran - Leading researcher in the field of astronomical masers and black holes
K1JT
Dr. Joseph H. "Joe" Taylor - Nobel Laureate (1993)
K1OKI
Mickey Schulhof - Head of Sony USA
K2AMH
"Bob" Moog - Invented the "Moog Synthesizer" amongst many other electronic instruments (sk)
K2HEP
John Sculley - former CEO of Pepsi
K2SSQ

Henry R. Feinberg - Designed "E.T.'s" communicator in Steven Spielberg's 1982 movie "E.T."; has had a long career as "interpreter of science and technology for the public."
K2ZCZ
George Pataki - Governor of New York (1994)
K4AF
The Pentagon Amateur Radio Club - Located at the Pentagon USA
K4LIB
Arthur Godfrey - TV entertainer. Had his own popular television show in the 1950's in the USA (sk)
K4ZVZ
Paul Tibbits - pilot of the “ Enola Gay “ aircraft (The plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in WW2)
K5FLU
Martin F. Jue - President of MFJ Enterprises, Inc., which he founded in 1972
K5PSG
Peggy Sue Rackham - She is Peggy Sue of the song Peggy Sue written by Buddy Holly
K6BP
Software engineer with movie credits on "A Bug's Life" and "Toy Story 2" also holds Also WA2TNM
K7UGA
Senator Barry Goldwater - United States Senator (sk)
K9EID
Bob Heil - Legendary sound engineer to such The Eagles & The Who, Head of Heil Sound
LU1SM
Carlos Saul Menem - President of Argentina
LZ1 MS
Rumen Gechev - Ex - Deputy Prime Minister Bulgaria
M0SDX
Sergei Rebrov - Professional soccer player
M3HBM

Joshua Baxter - Youngest radio ham to activate Snowdon Mountain Summit at 9 years old in 2005 as MW3HBM/P
N4HDP


Col (ret) Joe Kittinger - USAF Test pilot, first to cross the Atlantic solo in a balloon. Set the high-altitude jump record @102,800 feet in 1960. Operated 'CAPCOM' on Felix Baumgardner's record sound barrier breaking jump.
N5YYV
Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan Ph.D.- NASA astronaut. First American woman to walk in space 1984
N6FUP
Stuart Alden Cook (Stu Cook) - Bass guitar player in American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival
N6YJA
Bertrand R. Trottier, Jr (Bert.) - The last United States Navy bugler Click this link.   Too much for this list
N9FZX
Dr. Paul A. Flaherty - Co-inventor of the Alta Vista Search Engine
N9LC
George Sweigert - Inventor of the mobile phone
NY6YOS
Priscilla Presley - (Lou Lou Beaulieu) Film star & businesswoman. Was Married to Elvis Presley
OD5LE
Emil Lahoud - President of Lebanon
ON1AFD
Count Dirk Fairmouth Ph.D. - Belgian Astronaut
ON1DWN
Frank De Winne. - European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut. Flight engineer on the newly designed Soyuz, Odissea mission
PE1LFO
Wubbo Johannes Ockels - First Dutch citizen in space and payload specialist on 2 missions
RAEM


Ernst Krenkel (sk) - Polar radio operator, member of the first drifting North pole station in 1937. RAEM was originally the call of the icebreaker "Chelyuskin", which was crashed in 1934 in the Arctic ocean and this call was reissued personally to it's heroic chief radio operator. Named as a Hero of Russia
RK3DUO

Col. Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko - Russian cosmonaut. Mir and ISS missions. He has been named a Hero of Russia, been awarded two Armed Forces medals and named a Chevalier in the French Legion of Honour
RK3DUP

Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko - Russian cosmonaut. The first person to marry in space, on 10 August 2003, when he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was in Texas,
RN3DX
Oleg Kononenko - Russian cosmonaut, flown on the ISS
RO3FT

Talgat Amangeldyuly Musabayev - Kazakhstan born cosmonaut, flight engineer of the Mir-25 mission. Later founded National Kazakhstan Space Agency and became Director of Aerospace Agency of Republic of Kazakhstan
SP9VRC
Pawel Jalocha - Co- Inventor of the PSK31 digital transmission system
SU1VN
Prince Talal of Saudi Arabia
UA1LO
Yuri Gagarin - First man in space (sk)
UA4PW
Dr. George Khodzhae - Professor of the Kazan conservatoire, world-class violinist (sk)
UV3AM
Musa Moronov - Russian Cosmonaut
VE2QS
Maurice Durieux - Canadian musician, composed CQ Serenade, possibly the only radio ham song?
VK2BL
Graham Conolly - Australian Radio broadcaster and former voice on VNG
VK2KB
Sir Allan Fairhall - Australian Statesman & Businessman
VK2AHU
Dick Huey - Professor - Emeritus (Previous callsign VK2HU)
VK2CAX
Dr. Ken McCracken - Founding Chief of CSIRO Mineral Physics
VK5AX
Alf Traeger - Inventor of the pedal powered wireless
VP8LP
Bob McLeod - Broke the news to G3UML Laurie Margolis of the Falklands invasion, with the words " We have some new friends".
VR6TC
Tom Christian - A direct descendent of Fletcher Christian of HMS Bounty fame
VU2 AMY
Amitabh Bachchan - Amitabh Bachchan Cine Actor Hindi Film Star
VU2 AWN
Ashwin Muthiah - Industrialist, Chairman, SICAL
VU2 DMK
Dayanidhi Maran - Union Minister Of India
VU2 DXD
Dr. S. Arulraj - Founder and Chairman Sundaram Arulraj Hospital, Awarded Dr. B.C. Roy National Award
VU2 GHA
Guhan - Film Producer AVM Studio
VU2 HAS
Kamal Hassan - Actor, Tamil Film Star
VU2 HHJ
Pince Sawai Bhawani Singh - City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan (sk in 2011)
VU2 KMI
K.Malaiswamy - Member of Parliament
VU2 KUN
Sampath Kumaran - High Court Judge (Retd)
VU2LC1
Permanent Lions Club Disaster station Bangalore India, operated by Lion Ajoy VU2JHM
VU2 MED
Dr. N.Mayil Vahanan - Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Madras Medical College, Padma Shri Award, Dr. B.C. Roy National Award
VU2MPH
Purushothaman - Industrialist, President All India Hotel Association
VU2MSS
M.Saravanan - Chairman of AVM Productions, Past President Film Federation of India
VU2MUT
A.C.Muthiah - Industrialist, Chairman SPIC, Past President BCCI
VU2NG
Nandendra G Nanda - Ex - Prime Minister
VU2NRV
N.Ravi - Editor The Hindu Newspaper, Past President Amateur Radio Society of India
VU2NTR
Dr.N.Tata Rao - Ex- Chairman Andhra Pradesh Electricity Board (sk)
VU2PGY
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra - Member of the Nehru Family Daughter of Late Rajiv Gandhi
VU2NTR
Dr.N.Tata Rao - Ex- Chairman Andhra Pradesh Electricity Board (sk)
VU2PIJ
Mohammed Kutty (AKA) Mammooty - Malayalam Film Star
VU2PQ
Venkatachalapathy - Surgeon, Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Govt. General Hospital (Chennai)
VU2PUG
Kalanithi Maran - Chairman & Managing Director SUN TV
VU2PV
P.Vetrivel - Member of Legislative Assembly (Tamil Nadu), Past President, Madras Amateur Radio Society
VU2QV
Dr.Bhaskar Balakrishnan - Indian Ambassador for Cuba Ex Call Sign - 9J2 QV (Zambia)
VU2RAI
R.Ravikrishnan - Industrialist, Past President, Madras Amateur Radio Society
VU2RBI
Bharathi Prasad - The only lifeline for thousands during the 2005 Tsunami. ~ "Mother Teresa of the Bay of Bengal"
VU2REH
Dr. Radhakrishnan - Eye specialist, and Secretary of the Repeater Society of Kodai
VU2RG
Rajiv Ghandi - Late Prime Minister of India (sk)
VU2RI
Rajesh Kumar Sharma - Late Minister of Haryana State (sk)
VU2RTM
N.Ratnavel - Industrialist KSPS Natarajan & Co, Tuticorin
VU2SCU
Charu Hassan- Tamil Cine Actor & Barrister at Law
VU2SJA
Shrikant Jichkar- Ex - Member of Parliament (sk)
VU2SJS
Dr. Sanjay Sinh - Member of Parliament Social Worker & Agriculturist
VU2SKW
S.Karivardhan - Pioneer of Motor Sports in India
VU2SON
Sonia Ghandi - Widow of VU2RG
VU2TAK
Khalid AK Buhary - Director, ETA Group of Companies
VU2TRB
T.R.Balu - Politian, Ex - Union Minister Of India
VU2YKN
M.M.Venkatachalam - Industrialist Murugappa Group
VU2YY
Chirayu Amin - Industrialist Vice-President of BCCI
VU3DGK
Dinesh Gundurao - Politician Member of Legislative Assembly, Karnataka State
VU3KMV
Kumar Bangarappa - Politician Ex-Minister, Karnataka State
VU3MBN
AVM.Balasubramanian - Industrialist Vice - President of SICCI
VU3MKA
Manoj Kumar Sonthalia - Journalist Chairman & Managing Director of The New Indian Express
VU3MSQ
Shivrajkumar - Cine Actor Kannada Film Star
VU3PRK
Rangarajan Kumaramangalam - Late Union Minister of India (sk)
VU3RJP
Rajendra Prasad - Cine Actor Telugu Film Star
VU3RML
Lakshmanan (alias) Lena Tamilvanan - Journalist & Publisher Kalkandu, Kumudam Tamil Weekly
VU3VIP
Krishna Moorthy - Member of Parliament
VU3VRV
Venkatachalam - Chancellor of Sri Ramachandra University
WA2JXX
Gerson Strassberg - Inventor of the plastic pocket protector
WA3SWS
Stephen E. Uhrig - Surveillance expert who appeared with Gene Hackman in the 1998 movie "Enemy of the State"
WA6IOG
Vern Orr - Secretary of the USAF at The Pentagon
WA6TWX
D. Kent Cullers - Manager of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial intelligence)
WB2LAV
Russell Alan Hulse - Co-winner with K1JT of 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovery of binary pulsar
WB6ACU
Joe Walsh - Of The Eagles & James Gang
WB6ZJR

Mrs Lee De Forest (Marie Mosquini) - Actress 202 films 1917 - 1929, co-starred with Stan Laurel and Will Rogers: Married Dr Lee De Forest. 1973 participated in a broadcast celebrating the centennial of her husband's birth (sk)
WD4LZC
Larnell Harris - Singer 7 Times Grammy Winner
W1AW


Hiram Percy Maxim - Prolific Inventor & most famous for inventing the firearms & vehicle silencer also machine gun. An authority on acoustics, humanity is indebted to him for many developments that make urban life more bearable. Aviator, glider designer. His Captive Flying Machines ride is still at Blackool fun fair. Founded the American Radio relay League (ARRL) (sk)
W1GBE
Dr. Percy Lebaron Spencer - Inventor of the Microwave Oven, held 150 patents, Senior Vice President of Raytheon Company
W2JOF
Sir Cliff Richard - Sorry this was the wrong Harry Webb (sk)
W2QBO
Wilson Greatbatch - Inventor of the cardiac pacemaker
W2SGG

Stan Danko - co-inventor of printed circuits; Smithsonian Web site;Click this link. There is too much for this list
W3ACE
Armin Meyer - former US Ambassador to Japan
W4CGP
Chet Atkins - ex-WA4CZD, whose guitar virtuosity and style set the standard for many years and inspired many young guitarists (sk)
W4WRO
Emory Gordy Jr - Grammy Award winning musician and music producer. Married to Patty Loveless KD4WUJ
W5CY
Howard Hughes - Billionaire, Inventor, aviator, aircraft designer
W5LFL
Owen Garriott - First radio Amateur in Space, on Shuttle mission STS-9, launched November 28, 1983
W5RRR
Johnson Space Center, Texas
W6DOE
Clarence Leonidas Fender (Leo Fender) - He of Fender electric guitars. Prolific inventor & designer of instruments
W6EZV


General Curtis LeMay - General in the United States Air Force, who commanded the Strategic Air Command in the 1950's during the Cold War and was an active proponent of SSB technology for military HF communications
W6RO

Queen Mary Ocean Liner - Wireless room operated by The Associated Radio Amateurs Of Long Beach California
W6UK
Alvino Rey - Musician, reportedly invented / pioneered the electric guitar
W6VZA
Henry Richter - Brother of Charles Richter (He of the Richter Scale)
W6YX
Oswald Garrison - was the first to use the SSB mode for an amateur QSO with W0TQK in 1947
W7DUK
Nolan Bushnell - Inventor, Computer Pioneer, Founded Atari
W7VOA

Steven L Herman - Broadcast correspondent and bureau chief for the Voice of America in Seoul. Click this link. There is too much for this list
W8GZ

Lorence G. Windom - Well known for his Windom antenna design, and low power exploits, contacting Australia from the USA using just over half a watt input to his transmitter.
W9GFZ


Dr. Grote Reber - One of the earliest pioneers of radio astronomy, he succeeded in detecting "cosmic static" in 1939. In 1941, Reber produced the first radio map of the sky, based on a series of systematic observations. He received honours oft reserved for scientists professionally trained in astronomy
W9GTY

Jack Kilby - Inventor, invented the microchip for Texas Instruments in 1958, then the hand held digital calculator
W0TQK
Mike Villard jr. - was the first to use the SSB mode for an amateur QSO with W6YX in 1947
XE1GC
Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena - Inventor of the colour television Tri-colour Cathode Ray Tube 1940 (sk)
YI5KG
King Ghazi - One of the first amateurs in Iraq (Former King of Iraq) 1936 (sk)
YN1AS
General Anastasio Somoza - Ex - President Nicaragua (sk)
YU1RL
Radivoje Lazarevic - Yugoslav ambassador to Brazil
YU1YU
Ivica Dacic - Prime Minister of Serbia
ZK1AN
Sir Thomas Davis - former Premier of The Cook Islands
1XS

Reginald Aubrey Fessenden - Made the first broadcast of the human voice and music, on Christmas Eve 1906
2CVJ

Robert Hart - First person in USA to receive a transatlantic T V image transmitted by John Logie Baird in 1928
2E0JAB
Jason Bradbury - Television presenter and children's author
2FZ
The Manchester Wireless Society, Britain's oldest radio club, February 1911. Main station callsign
2KZ
Station used by John Logie Baird in 1928 to transmit the first transatlantic TV signal from England to New York
2YT
Belonged to the Marconi Company, used by Marconi on his yacht & at Poldhu?  Click this link. There is too much for this list
3A0AG
Prince Alberto Grimaldi - Monte Carlo, Monaco
3BEC
Arthur Middleton Young- Inventor of the first commercially practical helicopter, philosopher, poet and painter
5MS
The Manchester Wireless Society, Britain's oldest radio club, February 1911. Portable station callsign
7L2NJY
Dr Mamoru Mohri - Japanese astronaut
8CR

Powel Crosley Jr - Co-founded the American Automobile Accessory Company and founded the Crosley Radio Corporation, the world's largest radio manufacturer. He was known as "The Henry Ford of Radio"
9DRV
David Packard - Co-Founder of Hewlett-Packard.(sk). Bill Hewlett was probably a radio ham, callsign not known
9K2CS
Prince Yousuf Al-Sabah
9M1
King of Malaya (possible sk)
9M2TR
Prince Tunku A. Rahman - Prince of Johor, Malaysia
9X1A
Gregiore Kaylbanda - Ex - President Rwanda

Experimental licence
no call sign

Sir J. Ambrose Fleming F.R.S.  Kt - His invention of the valve detector in 1904 and his subsequent patenting of the thermionic valve is only one aspect of Sir Ambrose Fleming's great services in the scientific field. Elected vice-President of the Wireless Society of London in November 1913. In 1926 was elected as President of the Exeter & District wireless Society. Without his invention we may not have had communications as we know them today. (sk).
You don't have to be famous, almost anyone may become become a radio amateur -
just complete the course & pass the exam.
It is estimated that world wide that around 1 in 2000 people are radio amateurs,
it is not a minority activity & growing !!
We Are grateful to many sources for the above information. This list may be copied & used freely, 100% accuracy is not claimed for the information.
(sk) means Silent Key, the amateur radio euphemism for deceased.

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