Most of us will remain hidden in anonymity for most of our lives. Yet there are those who are known outside the world of radio amateurs. Some are only known in their own country, but often also in other parts of the world.
There are plenty of lists of well-known or famous radio amateurs on the Internet. These lists are either focused on the USA (with people who are little known or unknown outside the USA) or contain radio amateurs who have been SK for decades.
Here I have a short list of a few (former) radio amateurs who are known in the Dutch-speaking part of the world.
|Joe Taylor||K1JT||Nobel prize in physics (1993)|
|Adam Curry||K5ACC KF5SLN||Dutch/American radio presentator/DJ|
|Dennis Tito||KG6FZX (Expired)||First space tourist to ISS (2001)|
|Tim Allen||KK6OTD||American Actor (e.g. Home Improvement)|
|Priscilla Presley||N6YOS (Expired)||Ex-wife of Elvis Presley|
|Dirk Frimout||ON1AFD||First Belgian astronaut (Mission STS-45 Space Shuttle Atlantis)|
|Frank De Winne||ON1DWN||Second Belgian astronaut, first ESA astronaut to command a space mission|
|Sven van Veen||PA5VEN||Dutch DJ (DJ Sven), known for the hit 'Holiday Rap' with MC Micker G|
|Wubbo Ockels||PE1LFO SK||First Dutch astronaut (Mission STS-16-A Space Shuttle Challenger)|
|André Kuipers||PI9ISS||Dutch astronaut on board the ISS, Callsign while on board the ISS|
|Joe Walsh||WB6ACU||American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Member of the rock band Eagles|
|Steve Wozniak||WV6VLY (Expired) WA6BND (Expired)||Co-founder of Apple Inc.|
|Mark Shuttleworth||ZS1RSA||Founder of Canonical (Company behind Ubuntu), Callsign while on board the ISS|