> It seems to be common practice to append /M, /P or /9 (call area) to
> calls. I'm wondering, what is the value of this? I don't see that these
> appendages contain useful information, at least for WIQP. If a station is
> mobile, he needs to state this as his entry category, so the log checker
> will know. Or, if he roves multiple counties, this will show in his sent
> exchanges, so the checker will know. For stations working the mobile, all
> they need to do is log the correct callsign and county. It doesn't matter
> if the station worked is mobile or not - it doesn't affect category or
> scoring. Am I missing something here?
"Way-back-when" FCC required such appendages. Old habits die hard. Humor
us. A lot of us are enjoying our last couple of sunspot cycles. We'll be
out of your way soon.
73, de Hans, K0HB
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