WPX callsign rules

Ray Rocker rrrocker at rock.b11.ingr.com
Thu Mar 24 23:02:47 EST 1994

With WPX like 19 hours away as I write, I have this burning question:

I'm in 4-land, fixed, permanent (for now!), but my call is a 5.
Do I have to sign WQ5L/4 in WPX? The most recent CQ I have with WPX rules
in it is from 1986 and it states in bold "A station in a call area different
than that indicated by its call sign is required to sign portable."

a) that *seems* to apply to fixed stations, do I read that right?
b) have the rules changed in the past 8 years?

Somebody in the same situation (WN4KKN N6TR K7GM N2IC N0AX et al.) must know.
replies direct to me please, if anyone else needs the answer I'll be online
until 2300Z. Thanx!

-- ray // WQ5L // rrrocker at rock.b11.ingr.com
   To /4 or not to /4, that is the question.

>From tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree)  Fri Mar 25 06:18:12 1994
From: tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 94 22:18:12 PST
Subject: A W6 makes the top ten in the 160 contest!!
Message-ID: <9403250618.AA14885 at cmicro.com>

Yes, a W6 made the top ten in the 160 contest!!!

Well, okay, he was in Arizona...  but still!!

And a real N6 came in 11th, just missing getting listed in the top ten

The top ten box???  Where did it go???  Gee, what lousy timing.

If I was N6SS, I would really be upset.

Tree N6TR
tree at cmicro.com

>From Smith, Pete" <PSmith at codei.hq.nasa.gov  Fri Mar 25 16:55:00 1994
From: Smith, Pete" <PSmith at codei.hq.nasa.gov (Smith, Pete)
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 94 08:55:00 PST
Subject: NCJ 3.24.94 Arrived
Message-ID: <2D9317C0 at ms.hq.nasa.gov>

When my wife was in the marketing biz, the postal service used to guarantee 
only 3-week delivery for 3rd class mail - wonder what it is for magazines.

Any questions why Federal Express, UPS, etc. are doing so well?
From: CQ-Contest-Relay
To: cq-contest
Subject: NCJ 3.24.94 Arrived
Date: Thursday, March 24, 1994 4:20PM

Well finally.  The NCJ arrived in sunny Spokane.  Guess when its shipped as
bulk mail you take what you get.

Jay Townsend, Ws7i  < jayt at comtch.iea.com >

>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu  Fri Mar 25 14:30:43 1994
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 1994 06:30:43 -0800 (PST)
Subject: WPX callsign rules
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9403250641.B2309-9100000 at bach>

Yes, I think you must sign /4.  The last time I looked, I decided that I
had to sign /7.  They may have changed it to only indicate the correct
DXCC/CQ country in which you reside.  Anybody else?  I don't think you're
allowed to sign /xx4 where xx is some unused combination of letters in an
as-yet-unassigned prefix, nor are you *supposed* to sign /1xx as al the
1-prefixes are unallocated.

Ward, N0AX

>From clay rudolf <rtclay at uxa.cso.uiuc.edu>  Fri Mar 25 14:35:51 1994
From: clay rudolf <rtclay at uxa.cso.uiuc.edu> (clay rudolf)
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 1994 08:35:51 -0600 (CST)
Subject: NCJ
Message-ID: <Pine.3.05.9403250849.A18923-a100000 at uxa.cso.uiuc.edu>

Well, I got my copy yesterday.  It seems that the soapbox comments for the
August CW NAQP were actually from January...anyone else notice this?

R. Torsten Clay, N4OGW/9   n4ogw at uiuc.edu  

On Thu, 24 Mar 1994, Jim Hollenback wrote:

> > 
> > Still waiting for my NCJ out here in the US mail black hole.  Anyone else
> > in the USA still waiting, or is it time for a phone call to Newington ?
> > 
> > Steve, N2IC/0
> > 
> Still waiting for the NCJ and QST out here on the postally challenged 
> left coast .... jeez, the discussions are over and dead before I get 
> to read what we were talking about.
> And for KR0Y .... don't fret about the 'empty' boxes and your showing
> in your box. I bet that unless you mount a real effort you won't be
> in a box next year. 
> Jim, WA6SDM
> jholly at cup.hp.com

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