[CQ-Contest] Sending callsigns

Tree N6TR n6tr at teleport.com
Thu Jul 16 12:17:58 EDT 1998

So - are there people who believe the following isn't a QSO?

<ja1abc> JA1ABC
<k7rat> JA1ABC 5NN ORE
<ja1abc> 5NN 25
<k7rat> TU

This is pretty standard operating procedure.  I doubt any contest rule 
written would intend to disallow a QSO like this (except for the Sprints 
which clearly state that both calls must be sent in the exchange).

If there is an FCC law requiring me to send the call of the DX station,
I believe I have done that.  Maybe not exactly at the end, but they
can tell who I am talking to.  

However, if I am in S&P mode, I might not send the call.  I might 
only send "K7RAT" and then "5NN ORE".  It could be very hard to 
say who it was I was talking to if I couldn't hear the DX station.

Even if the FCC rules say I need to send both calls, I doubt that 
would ever become standard practice during contests.  This is how it
has been done for more than 30 years, and I have never heard of anyone
getting a pink slip because of it.

73 Tree N6TR
tree at contesting.com

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