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topic, ppl using an others call on the internet

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:45 am
by steve kc7byp
I don't know if this is the right forum for this post.
I put out the following ad looking for parts.
Need parts 4 a Allied AX-190
I need the 3 fet's in the receive front end. The fet part number is 2SK19 (or a MPF-101 will work also). Does anyone have them in there junk draw that they can spare? My email addy is kc7byp at .
I got the following header message back.
From:Curt Nixon KU8L

TO: Steve Eizenberg KC7BYP

Subject: Looking re: Need parts 4 a Allied AX-190
Then down in the body of the message.
The response is from:

Name: Jerry Stewart
Callsign: NE4L
IP Address: -- (Check IP at

The response is:

RF Parts has them cheaper than anyone, $2.93 each. Link:

Jerry - NE4L
I have gotten many messages from different people with the same from line on it "Curt Nixon KU8L". Then down in the body of the message "The response is from:"
It is my understanding that by FCC ruling (but I can't find the ruling anyware). No one but the licensed holder of the call sign can use the call letters on the internet for a user name, or in an email address. 1. I need to know if I am correct on this. And 2. What I can do about it . There has been a few times in IRC chat channels that jurk's have grabbed my call out of spite and used it for them self's on that IRC server and the owner IRC server equipment won't do a darn thing about it. This really irks me. Despite my learning disabilities back in the 1980's when there was no handicap wavers for the morse code or the written test I passed my novice test and got my 1st license. I barely squeaked by on the code test but the important thing is I passed.

Steve KC7BYP