[CQ-Contest] Re: Short contest calls.

David Robbins k1ttt at arrl.net
Sun Dec 1 14:27:47 EST 2002

Ah, but you see, Hawaii is part of the United States, so it is not
necessary for us to identify like we are in another country.  The FCC
removed the requirement for portable designations on callsigns many
years ago.  It is only the great wisdom of the ARRL DXCC list that makes
Hawaii a 'country', not FCC or international regulations.

The problem with logging is that if someone does that and it is not in
the cty.dat file it will score incorrectly.  Adding /kh6 makes it
obvious for software scoring and less confusing for operators.

There is also the opposite problem, there is a kl7?? Operator who is in
w3 somewhere.  It is not require that he sign /w3 or any other
designator to show that he is not in Alaska.  This confuses logging
programs also and makes for lots of disappointed ops on 160m on the east
coast who don't know he is in w3.

David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-admin at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-
> admin at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jan Erik Holm
> Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 06:23
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: Short contest calls.
> Talking about US calls, can you people explain this to me, it?s
> been puzzling me for years.
> There is a K6 guy operating from KH6, he doesn?t sign /KH6
> or KH6/ just his K6 and two letter suffix. I have asked him on
> the air and he says it?s perfectly right. How can it be?? Does
> not seem to follow international regulations which also are signed
> by the USA.
> This will also be a problem I guess for AD1C and his country files.
> 73 Jim SM2EKM
> ------------------------
> K4SB wrote:
> >Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> >
> >
> >>At 05:24 PM 11/27/2002 +0000, David Robbins K1TTT wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>I'll agree.  1x1 calls like k2g or k1b are probably not good in
> >>>contests.
> >>>
> >>>
> >
> >I probably missed this, but how in the world did the FCC ever issue
> >the call? It is clearly against their guidelines, except I guess, for
> >special events.
> >
> >73
> >Ed
> >
> >
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