I totally disagree with you, Charles. And as you may recall, this issue
has been a bugaboo for me for many years.
The simplest resolution to this problem is for the FCC to simply issue an
order to every US-licensed amateur radio operator, if he is operating
outside the area in which he/she was licensed, to either change his
callsign to one in the area to which he/she moves (like the old days) --
OR -- to append a portable identifier to indicate the area in which he/she
currently resides. And that appended prefix should be ONLY from the W or K
block and be from 1-0. Therefore the KL7 who operates from the 4th call
area is /W4 and not AA4, KX4, NB4 or WG4. Similar for the N6 who operates
from Massachusetts with no appended identifier...in future he would be
N6xx/W1. And W2xxx in Florida becomes W2xx/W4 until he/she moves back to
NY/NJ or finally adopts a Florida call.
I remember W2AL whose Florida call was W4AL. He was a very lucky guy!
By reason of distance from the governing authority, like CY9 & CY0 are,
KH6/KL7 (as states), to my way of thinking, should remain on the DXCC List
as countries. Puerto Ricans, whether they are granted statehood, should
similarly append to their calls the area in which they reside...like
KP4xxx/W7 in Tucson, for example. I certainly don't appreciate the KH2 who
operates from Florida with no appended prefix, no more than the poor
European DXer who thinks he's working a KH2 in Guam.
This whole can of worms created by the FCC could so easily be resolved with
a simple order from the FCC. But who says governments are logical???????
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 12:28 AM
Cc: Frank Grossmann; CQ-Contest Reflector
Subject: [CQ-Contest] KL7 is country and state?
When is a country also a state?... in KL7. A guy with a KL7 call sign can
move to Kansas and legally use that call sign there, his being in America
in both instances. However, due to backward DXCC admin, when does he count
as Alaska, and as an entity? When Alaska became a state, it should have
lost its DXCC entity status. OR, make all KL7s get a lower 48 call sign to
live in the lower 48.
Same problem if KP4 became a US state........... Hey change is a constant.
On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 4:57 AM, Randy Thompson K5ZD
> This question has come up several times so I will answer it here.
> You should log the call sign as sent.
> The log checking software will handle placing the call in the right
> country (or judging if the call sign is not correct).
> True, your logging software doesn't seem to count your score
> correctly, but that is not a factor for the contest committee since
> the Cabrillo format doesn't mark multipliers. As mentioned above, we
> will recalculate the score of all logs submitted.
> As I said in the webinar. Put your log in Cabrillo format and send it
> Randy Thompson, K5ZD
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: CQ-Contest [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
> > Behalf Of Frank Grossmann
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:32 PM
> > To: 'CQ-Contest Reflector'
> > Subject: [CQ-Contest] CQWW/KL7 in lower states
> > Hi all,
> > hi contest committee , Randy,
> > sorry if this has been asked before.
> > I worked KL7HM who is in Arizona, zone 3.
> > He was sending out "KL7HM" as callsign, and Win-Test recorded this
> > as Alaska, with a probable mistake on the zone side.
> > Am I allowed to put him in the log as KL7HM/K7?
> > Or would that eliminate the validity of the QSO or make it unique?
> > Thanks
> > Frank
> > DL2CC
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