N7DF shared with us:
>I finally got a reply from the FCC about this subject.
>I get the feeling that they don't really care!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "William Cross" <BCROSS@fcc.gov>
>Cc: "FCCINFO" <FCCINFO@fcc.gov>
>Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 11:10 AM
>Subject: Re: What is a "communication"
>First observation: the identification requirements for USA amateur radio
>stations operating in contests and for stations on DXpeditions in US
>territories is in 97.119 as you state: the station must transmit its
>assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end of each
>communication. (If the every 10 minutes condition kicks in they got a real
>problem-like generator/antenna/op asleep problems!) Considering the goal
>of the DXpedition or contest usually is maximum Qs and minimum dupes the
>station at the bottom of the heap kind of has a built-in incentive to make
>sure everyone listening to the channels knows who it is causing the ruckus.
An FCC guy who "speaks" radiosport? Bloody fantastic!