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 Kelly Klaas K7SU
 Neil Friedman N3DF 
 Tom Morgan AF4HL
 Tom Napier AI4QV
 Dave Fuseler NJ4F 
 Brian Wood W0DZ 
 Pete Malvasi W2PM
 Larry Rybacki WA2ARA 
 Grover Cordell WB5FSP
 Ted White N8TW
 Leigh Klotz Sr. N5LK
 Stan Horzepa WA1LOU
 Bob Dunn K5IQ
 Bill Byrnes AB9BD
 John Kosmak W3IK 
 Mike "Jug" Jogoleff WA6MBZ 
 Dennis Kidder W6DQ
 Bill Continelli W2XOY
 Phyllis Webb WN4IIF
 David Kazan AD8Y
 Jim Zimmerman N6KZ
 Paul Huff N8XMS
 Ward Silver N0AX
 Ken Brown N6KB
 Brad Bradfield W5CGH
 Alan Applegate K0BG
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Late 1960s

Learning the Radiotelegraph Code (1963)Late-1960s to 1978:  FCC informally permitted, when available, preferential 1x3 call signs to Novices who upgraded, i.e. a Novice who was WN4AAA might be able to get  W4AAA.  

1967:  November 22.  FCC introduced a new incentive licensing system.  Novices lost 2 meter phone privileges for Novices were talking on 2 meters phone, not increasing their code speed and upgrading only to Technician.  FCC restated that the next step for Novices is the General class license.  1967 ARRL HandbookThe Technician class license is for VHF/UHF experimentation.  It is not the next step up for Novices.  FCC revoked the privilege of hams being able to simultaneously hold both the Novice and Technician.  FCC extended the Novice license to 2 years.  This license could not be renewed. 

1969:  In QST magazine, the American Radio Relay League published its new policy which recognized the fact that large numbers of new Technicians were communicators and not experimenters.  ARRL called on the FCC to allow hams to simultaneously hold both Technician and Novice licenses, give Technicians full 2 meter privileges as well as 29.5 to 29.7 mc.