For the ‘centenary’ of the first official authorization of an amateur station, the REF (THE FRENCH TRANSMITTER NETWORK) will use the call sign ‘TM100AA’ from 1st to 15h September 2021
The call sign “8AA” was assigned to André Riss on September 3, 1921.
André was born in 1894, in Boulogne and was authorized at the age of 27 to use a transmitter of his own construction with a power of 1 kilowatt.
It became “eF8AA” (Europe France 8AA) in 1927, then “F8AA” in 1932.
He joined the REF in August 1927, n ° REF 423.
André was active until his death on March 2, 1982.