Yes, that's true, but I think it's become generally accepted to associate
a callsign with a person. Many times I've asked someone at a hamfest
"Have you seen (callsign)?" and was told "(Callsign) is over there" or
99% of the time my callsign is being used at the same location where I am.
I do a lot of portable VHF-UHF-microwave work. There have been a few times
in a multi-op using my call when I wasn't present the whole time.
73, Zack W9SZ
On Thu, 6 Dec 2007, J. Allen wrote:
> I agree as well.
> In 2001, Rick Lindquist, [ N1RL :o) ] operated from my station in Yukon.
> He took all of Canada in the CW Sweepstakes, which is no small thing.
> It was his expertise that won the plaque which he sent to me, as the owner
> of the station, stating that the award belonged with the station. I value
> Rick's knowledge in these things, but something inside me said that he
> deserved the plaque, because, as much as I love CW, I was and am still
> unable to approach the rates which he can produce in a CW contest.
> Some feel that the signature at the end of our emails which include our
> callsigns is a statement that we are our callsigns, but I feel that there
> are unspoken but implied words of association.
> J., [chief operator of ] VY1JA
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