[CQ-Contest] Borrowed callsigns

James Headrick headrick at radar.nrl.navy.mil
Wed Jun 5 19:41:06 EDT 2002

Well Kenneth, back when I was first licensed (Federal Radio Com., not FCC), 
the callsign was firmly associated with the radio equipment and 
location.  I guess by popular demand in the amateur service anyway, the 
callsign  association transitioned to the operator.  Now, the callsign has 
become a commodity that can be used by any qualified operator with the 
owners permission.  This progression can be considered a form of 
progress.   73   Jim  w3cp

At 09:41 6/4/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>      I know several big contesters who have "borrowed" the callsigns
>of friends for use in the WPX contests.  They operate single-op at their
>own station, but they just use someone else's (more desirable) callsign
>(with the other party's permission, of course.)
>      I wonder how other contesters feel about this practice?
>Kenneth E. Harker      "Vox Clamantis in Deserto"      kharker at cs.utexas.edu

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