The Army Radio Club Calls (USA)

The USA suffix is for "United States Army". The FCC issued all of the K and W prefixes with the USA suffix to the United States Army for radio club use. Over the years, many of these calls lapsed and now are held as a vanity call for either civilian clubs or personal call signs. As of January 2003, here is a list of where the calls are.

MILITARY CLUBS
Call
Current Post Supported
W2USA Fort Lewis / McChord AFB, WA (Used to be at Fort Dix, NJ & HQ 1st Army, NY)
W5USA Fort Sam Houston, TX (Almost ready to lose another military call - Call has expired)
K2USA Fort Monmouth, NJ
K5USA Fort Sill, OK
KL7USA Fort Richardson, AK
 
CIVILIAN CLUBS
Call
Remarks
K9USA  
K0USA  
W3USA Used to be at Fort George C, Meade, MD
W8USA Used to be at Detroit, MI (Michigan National Guard)
W9USA Used to be at Fort Sheridan, IL
 
PERSONAL VANITY CALLS
Call
Remarks
W1USA Used to be at Boston, MA (Boston Army Base)
W4USA Used to be at Fort McPherson, GA
W6USA Used to be at Presidio of San Francisco, CA / Used to be vanity call for Ortega Wireless League 1996-2006
W7USA Used to be at Lynwood & Fort Lewis, WA
W0USA  
K1USA Used to be at Fort Devens, MA
K3USA Used to be at Fort George C, Meade, MD
K4USA Used to be at the Penatgon
K6USA Used to be at Fort Ord, CA
K7USA  
K8USA  
KH6USA Used to be at Schofield Barracks, HI

I am still looking for more info to fill out this chart. If you know the history behind any of these calls before they became a vanity call, drop me a line.
Thanks for the update, Chuck (K7VRE)

73,
George, N7TQZ

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