Letterman Issued Embarrassing Ham Callsign
By WBØRUR, on the scene
NEW YORK, NY – After months of studying, practice exams, and thumbing through the latest Ham Radio Outlet catalog, Late Night talk show host and comedian David Letterman has been issued a FCC amateur radio service callsign.
Letterman passed the amateur radio “General Class” exam last Sunday at the Empire State hamfest.
The Late Night host says despite his accomplishment, he’s disappointed in his callsign.
“I was hoping for something funnier,” says Letterman.
Letterman will join the amateur ranks with the call sign: KL1ENO
FCC spokesman Robert Thorndyke declined comment, except to say, “Wait until you see what we have planned for Conan O’Brien.”
You can work Letterman at 1800 UTC Thursdays when he checks into the Top Ten-Ten Net on 14.242 MHz SSB.