[CQ-Contest] SS exchange

Dick Dievendorff dieven at email.msn.com
Sun Nov 9 17:15:24 EST 1997

Nope.  The FCC wants you to send YOUR call at the end of a QSO.  I don't
know of any FCC requirement to ever send the other guys' call.

Sometimes I communicate (when responding to ? for example) with people who
never send their call.

I believe the intent of this rule is so that an FCC monitor can determine
who is sending by listening for at most 10 minutes.  They aren't
particularly concerned about who I am sending to.

73 de Dick. K6KR
k6kr at contesting.com

-----Original Message-----
From: K7LXC at aol.com <K7LXC at aol.com>
To: ve4xt at mb.sympatico.ca <ve4xt at mb.sympatico.ca>; cq-contest at contesting.com
<cq-contest at contesting.com>
Date: Sunday, November 09, 1997 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SS exchange

>In a message dated 97-11-08 17:54:38 EST, ve4xt at mb.sympatico.ca writes:
>> According to the rules as published in Oct. 1997 QST (can there be a
>>  better source?) the other station's callsign is not part of the required
>>  exchange; I quoth: ``4) Exchange: A consecutive serial number,
>>  (<SNIP>), your call sign, check (<SNIP>) and your ARRL/RAC section.''
>>  There is no mention of the other's callsign.
>    Aren't we missing the whole point? Isn't sending the other station's
>callsign a part of a 'legal per FCC rules' contact? I haven't checked Part
>97. While you may not have to do it for a contest contact, there might be a
>legal reason to send it anyway.
>73,  Steve  K7LXC
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