On Wed, 11 Mar 1998, David A. Pruett wrote:
> >From one viewpoint, why log the /M at all? We had a number of cases at
> WP3X where a station would show up as /M one time and not /M another. Does
> it really matter? Perhaps it might for QSLing, but even then how do you
> KNOW he is mobile? Personally, this is the same category as /QRP - its an
> issue between the other station and an awards manager.
I answered Doug too quickly on this one. I did suggest the same as you
on the /M however. If the fellow wants a QSL with /M on it, he will
indicate this on the card that he sends. Also, it could be indicated in
a note associated with the QSO that he was mobile.
> I can see that maritime mobile would be different, the station is out on a
> ship and probably in a different ITU or CQ zone.
> The only way to REALLY fix this is to make /M and /MM not valid callsign
> configurations. M/K8CC would be decoded as England but K8CC/M would be
> mobile. What is the concensus of the users?
I suggested to Doug that he log the MM region (/R2 for example) as is
done in the 10M contest. But in the ARRL DX contest, the MM regions are
not mults. I don't have the rules with me here at work. What does the
MM station send as his "country"? I think I recall seeing where a MM
counts only for point value and not as a mult...
Bob Patten, N4BP ( 0 0 ) Plantation, FL
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