Val Erwin, W5PUT
(formerly KN0OCJ, 1959)
I was originally licensed as KN0YCJ in Colorado. But, I really was not in the Novice ranks too long. Since I lived in S. Colorado, more than 75 miles from a FCC office, I almost immediately upgraded to what was then known as a "Conditional Class" license, my call then changed to K0YCJ, dropping the "n". When one had a "Conditional" you were subject to being called into the FCC office for retesting at any time... pretty scary... He He
Thus, when I departed Colorado and moved to Dallas, TX, I immediately went to the Dallas FCC office and voluntarily took the General/Advanced tests. Fortunately, I was still proficient at the code... a residual skill from my Novice days.