via the ARRL: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Makes Ham Radio Debut with State’s Bicentennial Call Sign

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey made her Amateur Radio debut on December 14 — the state’s 198th birthday — at the same time becoming the first person to use the state’s bicentennial call sign, AL2C. Alabama will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2019, and AL2C will be on the air for 2 years as part of the statewide celebration.

“I’m very excited to see the hard work that has been in the works for some time now to promote Amateur Radio in concert with the Alabama Bicentennial celebration,” said ARRL Alabama Section Manager JVann Martin, W4JVM, who was at the State Capitol for the event. “It was great to activate the brand-new call sign AL2C on Alabama’s 198th birthday, and we look forward to many more activities to come as we build up to Alabama’s 200th birthday.”


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