Whoa! Holy Cow!
You found W0HC’s ham radio web page.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my website!
This website will be a place for me, W0HC, to share a bit of information about myself, my hamshack, and any other information that may or may not be interesting. Like the name of this site. Why “Whoa! Holy Cow!”? Why not!
From the time I first got a ham license in 1991 until the summer of 2008, my callsign was N0NPI. I found that people were always getting it wrong, especially on HF. It didn’t matter how many times I said it using standard phonetics they always messed it up. So when I upgraded to Extra class I decided it was time for a new callsign. W0HC was available, and it seemed like “Hotel Charlie” would be easy for people to get right. The only problem is that my friends were having a hard time remembering my new callsign, until I remembered what someone had said when they saw my new callsign, “Whoa, holy cow!”. And it stuck. I am now known by several people as “Holy Cow”. I guess it could have been a lot worse.
The original W0HC.com didn’t use the “Holy Cow” theme, but the more I thought about it the more I decided that my page should indeed be Holy Cow themed. And here it is. I may even have to make some Holy Cow QSL cards someday. Feel free to snoop around the site. Most of the content will be in the Blog section.
W0HC is a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association