[CQ-Contest] Picking your own prefix in WPX.

Ken N4UK ramirezk at emi.com
Thu May 29 12:18:28 EDT 1997

Picking your own prefix is not allowed! Only DX can do this when 
they are in a country not indicated by the callsign they are 
using. The callsign you use must indicate the dxcc country you 
are in. KH6XXX living in California can sign KH6XXX/w6 or/wt6 
etc. He is forced to do so since signing only KH6XXX without the 
portable designator would be against the rules and would be 
unethical in a contest. If you are in w3 you can sign kw4t or 
kw4t/3. In the latter the prefix will count as kw3. Imagine if 
the contest allowed one to pick any prefix they wanted to use!
It would be chaos. I went through this when I had the KH2F and 
KP4XS callsigns and had to use the portable in the wpx, arrl,and 
cqww contests. CQ needs to reclarify this before it gets out of 
73 Ken N4UK

On Wed, 28 May 1997, Dan Weisenburger <kw4t at erols.com> wrote:
>Hi Group,
>BTW,  I was glad to see John, W4UE, add a prefix to the mix.  
I'm also planning something like that when other KW4's join the 
WPX battle next year.
>73 from Lake Moneysgone,  Dan,  KW4T

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