portable designators

Tue Nov 16 20:04:18 EST 1993

OK... it was a stupid idea.  Hold your fire, I withdraw the idea.

Geoff WA1U

>From Rus Healy <0006147675 at mcimail.com>  Tue Nov 16 22:17:00 1993
From: Rus Healy <0006147675 at mcimail.com> (Rus Healy)
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 93 17:17 EST
Subject: Signing portable
Message-ID: <40931116221704/0006147675NA3EM at mcimail.com>

I solved the "portable problem" another way: I moved back to 2-land!
Seriously, I was surprised at how many people asked me for fills during
SS. Typically it went something like this:

"NJ2L/1? SEC CT?"

I did SS from CT for the last six or seven years--but before that
it was from ENY, which probably confused some people even more!

I must say that I agree with Dave, WX3N, and the others who feel
that signing portable is a nuisance for everyone. If you want to
draw attention to the fact that you're somewhere other than normal,
fine. But it doesn't do much for me, since so many people live
in call areas other than the one their call reflects that you
can't assume anything about locations from call signs. In fact,
it may be a strategic advantage (except in VHF contests) to have
a call from another area. After all, most of the regulars know
that KI3V, WN4KKN, K6LL, AA2Z, N6TR, WX3N, K4VX, K5NA, etc,
are somewhere other than their calls would lead you to believe.

I guess that learning these is a rite of passage in contesting! :-)

--73, Rus

>From bhorn at netcom.com (Bruce Horn)  Wed Nov 17 02:55:42 1993
From: bhorn at netcom.com (Bruce Horn) (Bruce Horn)
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1993 18:55:42 -0800
Subject: Portable Designator
Message-ID: <199311170255.SAA01235 at mail.netcom.com>

As a 7 who is permanently in 6-land, I gave up signing portable 6
a long time a go.  WA7BNM/6 is entirely too long in competitive
situations.  Seems like a majority of those who want to have all
of us sign with the call area indicating our location have nice
1x2 or 2x1 callsigns.  We should all be used to the fact by now
that there is no correlation between the number in the call sign
and the actual location.  For a contest like SS it should make
little difference, since the advice of the experts is that it is
all about making the most QSOs.

See you in the SS.

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM

>From Joel Magid <76450.2313 at CompuServe.COM>  Tue Nov 16 23:35:57 1993
From: Joel Magid <76450.2313 at CompuServe.COM> (Joel Magid)
Date: 16 Nov 93 18:35:57 EST
Subject: 9K2WA has anyone worked him during a contest
Message-ID: <931116233556_76450.2313_CHL54-2 at CompuServe.COM>

	Has anyone ever worked this station during a contest
	and received a QSL card ..... any have a real route for
	this one.

	DId anyone work at all in this past weekend's WAE RTTY
	contest ..... I'd be interested in results ....

	Joel WU1F

>From Richard Hallman <0006135537 at mcimail.com>  Wed Nov 17 05:22:00 1993
From: Richard Hallman <0006135537 at mcimail.com> (Richard Hallman)
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 93 00:22 EST
Subject: Portable Seven!!
Message-ID: <50931117052205/0006135537NA1EM at mcimail.com>

     What is this Portable stuff????

  Long live  KI3V Portable Seven....Always!!  

  That is till I move back east where I can run europe again in the
DX Contests!!     Where did the JA's go???

         See Ya!!   KI3V Portable Seven!   KI3V at mcimail.com

>From Keskinen Petri <oh3mep at cc.tut.fi>  Wed Nov 17 09:43:11 1993
From: Keskinen Petri <oh3mep at cc.tut.fi> (Keskinen Petri)
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1993 11:43:11 +0200 (GMT)
Subject: CQWW -93 SSB & CW
Message-ID: <9311170943.AA09854 at cc.tut.fi>

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