Of course I was very disappointed and began to leave the room. As I was leaving He called me back and said I could take the 5 wpm code test for the new Novice License. I never heard of it but agreed to take the test. I passed it with flying colors and continued on with the sending test and the written test. I received my new license and call (WN3SYY) early in January 1952.
I didn't have a chance to get on the air as I was called to active duty (US Navy) for the Korean War a few months later. While in the service I did get on the air, and also became a Technician Licensee dropping the "N" in my call. I have retained the same call since then.
Richard M. Bender W3SYY (WN3SYY)