Callsign Reflector

sawyer at sawyer at
Thu Dec 16 11:50:36 EST 1993

Somebody ELSE wants xxBS??? No way.  I already have dibs on it.
                             Bruce Sqwyer, ZF8BS
                             (also AA6KX, but that'll change!)

>From Charlie Ocker <Ocker at>  Thu Dec 16 19:59:40 1993
From: Charlie Ocker <Ocker at> (Charlie Ocker)
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 93  13:59:40 CST
Subject: Rules for callsign party
Message-ID: <2965060780-15833378 at KD5PJ>

George, W2VJN writes:

	I vote for seniority.

I'll second that.  I missed getting my extra (and a 1x2) back in 1976 by
2 characters in the cw exam.  Muffed the hard copy, but comprehended the
text 100%.  It was then on to college and I had enough on my hands with
electrical engineering without worrying about ham radio.  I think they
should start with those licensed since *at least* the last 1x2 offering
was terminated, in 1978 or 1979, I believe.

Maybe someone can correct me on this, but wasn't the first "opening" for
pick-yer-own 1x2's in 1975, and then only to those who were extras and
licensed at least 20 years??  Then, after a year, they opened it up to
any extra??

Charlie  KD5PJ				ocker at

>From dcurtis at (Dave Curtis)  Thu Dec 16 20:19:45 1993
From: dcurtis at (Dave Curtis) (Dave Curtis)
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 93 12:19:45 PST
Subject: my last callsign post - promise!
Message-ID: <9312162019.AA07960 at>

Additional selection criteria: license plates!

Don't laugh!

Steve McGee found that N2SM callsign plates got him a lot
of funny looks from people who did not realize he was a ham.
He took them off.

73, Dave NG0X
         |||+- great
         ||+-- CW yucko, PH ok, "working by district" HA HA HA HA!!!
         |+--- below average
         +---- good

>From oo7 at (Derek Wills)  Thu Dec 16 20:25:25 1993
From: oo7 at (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 93 14:25:25 CST
Subject: Good/Bad calls
Message-ID: <9312162025.AA04298 at>

	I asked Ken Wolff to add the option of a half space and
	weighting to the canned CW exchanges in CT to set off and 
        add punch to the difficult trailing E

	73, Larry N6AZE

I use the CMOS II keyer and put in the minimum extra space either
side of the B in AA5BT.  I occasionally get picked out as "AA4?"
but I think it helps.  WB9EEE never sends his call with the correct
spacing among the Es, it would be too confusing.

Derek aa5bt

>From DFREY" <HARRIS.DFREY at IC1D.HARRIS.COM  Thu Dec 16 19:48:14 1993
Date: 16 Dec 1993 14:48:14 EST
Subject: vanity call rules
Message-ID: <QCY2.DFREY.3006.1993 12 16 14 48 14 48>

          If they want to be thoughtful about it, the FCC might
          consider strengthening the incentive licensing structure,
          and limit the vanity call privilege to advanced and extras.

          Soon the number of "Codeless Techs" will represent the
          majority of all calls held. Unless incentive licensing is
          kept strong, we - contesters and other users of the CW mode
          - will be ruled by the illiterate majority.

          ... a rather chilling thought and the best reason I can
          imagine for taking a low-Tech in for a weekend of contest

          By the way, I'll be at 9A1A or 9A1CRT in Zagreb for the next
          three months. CU for WW160 and both ARRL weekends.

          Dick Frey  K4XU  ex W1FCC ...not bad - it was self-duping
          harris.dfrey at

>From dmoe at (Dennis M. Moe)  Thu Dec 16 21:29:42 1993
From: dmoe at (Dennis M. Moe) (Dennis M. Moe)
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 93 15:29:42 CST
Subject: K0TT 10M Contest Results
Message-ID: <9312162129.AA12678 at>

                       ARRL TEN METER CONTEST  1993

      Call: K0TT                     State:  Minnesota
      Mode: Mixed                    Category: Single/High Power


      CW       314     1256       46       27
      SSB     1179     2358       48       43

      Totals  1493     3614       94       70  =   592,696
Equipment: IC-765/TL-922A to 2-5ele yagis independently rotatable
at 70' and 110'.
Varying propagation modes with sudden Es openings.  Worked
about 900 Q's on Saturday with very strong signals from the east
coast.  Had to really dig for multipliers as the only areas with decent
signal levels were eastern half of US and Central/South America.  Band 
was open to Africa but not much activity noted. (C91J up to S9+10).
Europe finally showed on Sunday with weak openings first on backscatter 
towards Africa, then some direct propagation in the middle of the afternoon.
Missed most W7 states with no direct propagation observed to this 
area the entire contest.  Only HI, VK and ZL worked and heard in the Pacific.
Lots of local MN activity.  W3LPL, W5WMU, NU4Y and a few others were heard
during most hours of the contest.  CU next year!

Denny - K0TT

>From oo7 at (Derek Wills)  Thu Dec 16 22:22:10 1993
From: oo7 at (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 93 16:22:10 CST
Subject: ethics question
Message-ID: <9312162222.AA10283 at>

	What do YOU do in the circumstance of two (or more :-)) audible running
	stations on the same (or nearly the same) frequency?  Work one or more
	if you need them?  Avoid them so as to not cause QRM?

	73 de Chris KU4A

I'll always treasure the time in CQWW or ARRL when UH8EA was on 10 cw
and I needed that zone or country, and some HA was zero-beat, both of
them calling CQ and working people.  I had to wait a few minutes until
they were in phase and sent QRZ? together.  I sent my call, and back
came "AA5BT 599-whatever" in synchronism, like a stereo signal.  So I 
sent "tu 599-whatever" and they were both happy.   It wasn't a contest
where the exchange included a serial number, and I wasn't planning to
send in a log anyway...

In general, I think two stations on the same freq who can't hear each
other don't take long to realize what is happening.  If they are both
pig-headed and try to keep the freq, they both lose a lot of Qs anyway.

Derek aa5bt

>From oo7 at (Derek Wills)  Thu Dec 16 22:43:09 1993
From: oo7 at (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 93 16:43:09 CST
Subject: memorable callsigns
Message-ID: <9312162243.AA11286 at>

Trey was WN4KKN/KP2 around the time of WPX-cw 1989.  Most of the
QSL cards that are going to come in have come in, and I now have
the following versions of his call - all of these appeared on
cards I received for him:

WN4K/KP2              KP2KK/KP2
WN4KK/KP2             WN4KCN/KP2
W4KKN/KP2             WN4KKM/KP2
KN4KKN/KP2            WN4KKN/KA2
WN4KKN/VP2            N4KKN/KP2

WN4KNN/KP2            WT4KKN/KP2
WN4KKN/KP4            WN5KKN/KP2
W4KNN/KP2             WN2KKN/KP2
WN4KN/KP2             WN4RKN/KP2
WN4KKN/KP1            KN4KKN/KP4

I'm making a similar list for WN4KKN/ZP5 ("thanks for
first Lesotho OM", "thanks for Barbados", ...ack)

Make of this what you will,

Derek AA5BT

>From scott at f6.n143.z1.FIDONET.ORG (Scott Lieberman)  Thu Dec 16 04:55:11 1993
From: scott at f6.n143.z1.FIDONET.ORG (Scott Lieberman) (Scott Lieberman)
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 93 20:55:11 PST
Subject: Ultimate callsign
Message-ID: <1135.2D10EA2F at kennel.FIDONET.ORG>

> > Tree N6(7?)TR 

> if you're taking N7TR, how much $$ are you asking for N6TR? 
> ;) 

> de ng0x 
I bid $500 for N6TR!
Scott, N1EE/6

Scott Lieberman
INTERNET: scott at f6.n143.z1.FIDONET.ORG
"The views expressed above are those of Scott Lieberman only."

>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>  Thu Dec 16 23:14:48 1993
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1993 15:14:48 -0800 (PST)
Subject: ethics question
Message-ID: <756083688.202885.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>

> What do YOU do in the circumstance of two (or more :-)) audible running
> stations on the same (or nearly the same) frequency?  Work one or more
> if you need them?  Avoid them so as to not cause QRM?

Work them both.  Shit happens.

--Trey, WN4KKN/6

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