SS ck, club call??

Keith Morehouse - W9RM blckhole at
Thu Nov 14 11:25:00 EST 1996

Robert Penneys wrote:
> Does he give the check year for his own license, or the club's?

Back in the "old days" we used the U of IL club station (W9YH) in SS a
bunch.  We always signed the clubs check.  I think it was 1914 - that
ALWAYS threw 'em off...

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>From edwardsw at (William M. Edwards)  Thu Nov 14 17:36:00 1996
From: edwardsw at (William M. Edwards) (William M. Edwards)
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 11:36:00 -0600 (CST)
Subject: SS ck, club call??
Message-ID: <199611141736.LAA08739 at>

Robert Penneys writes:
> In the spirit of the now threads that will not die...
> NY3C wants to use the N.E.R.D.S. new club call, W3TT, on the Sweepstakes.
> Does he give the check year for his own license, or the club's? 
> I figure the latter.
> Tnx, Bob

I posed the same question to Billy Lunt a year ago.  Here is his response:

Billy Lunt writes:
> Will,
> Usually the check is the year first licensed for the person holding the 
> callsign that you are using in SS. This is not always the case. Sometimes it 
> is from one of the operators. In any case the check is part of the exchange 
> and should be the same throughout the contest. Do not change the check as 
> you change operators. This will only confuse others.
> 73,
> Billy Lunt, KR1R
> Contest Manager, ARRL
> 860-594-0252
> blunt at
> contest at

Hope this helps.
Will Edwards, WA5WZA
edwardsw at

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