/QRP no, /T /N yes

Patty Winter winter at apple.com
Thu Dec 3 18:50:18 EST 1992

Bob N6TV writes:
	On the other hand, sending /N or /T after your call for Novice or
	Technician licensees is required in the Novice Roundup so that they
	can be distinguished from other participants.  The /N or /T isn't
	really "part of the callsign," but it is the one instance I know
	where sending extras really helps.

This reminds me...during the 1992 NR I worked a station that was signing
/T, but when I looked up his address to send him a QSL card, I saw that
he had a higher-class license. (Maybe he had recently downgraded? :-) )
I put a subtle note on the card--something like, "From the callbook, it
looks like maybe you aren't a Tech any more, so my contact probably won't
count for you". He sent me a return QSL with no response to my comment.

I can't help but conclude that this guy was cheating. By pretending to be
a Tech, he could work any station he wanted. Guess I could listen to the
next NR a bit and drop a note to the League if I hear him doing the same
thing again. Or maybe I could just post his callsign here and let all of
you listen for him. :-)


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