[CQ-Contest] Fw: What is a "communication"

VR2BrettGraham vr2bg at harts.org.hk
Fri Sep 6 03:21:03 EDT 2002

N7DF shared with us:

>I finally got a reply from the FCC about this subject.
>I get the feeling that they don't really care!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "William Cross" <BCROSS at fcc.gov>
>To: <n7df at zianet.com>
>Cc: "FCCINFO" <FCCINFO at fcc.gov>
>Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 11:10 AM
>Subject: Re: What is a "communication"
>First observation:  the identification requirements for USA amateur radio
>stations operating in contests and for stations on DXpeditions in US
>territories is in 97.119 as you state:  the station must transmit its
>assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end of each
>communication.  (If the every 10 minutes condition kicks in they got a real
>problem-like  generator/antenna/op asleep problems!)   Considering the goal
>of the DXpedition or contest usually is maximum Qs and minimum dupes the
>station at the bottom of the heap kind of has a built-in incentive to make
>sure everyone listening to the channels knows who it is causing the ruckus.

An FCC guy who "speaks" radiosport?  Bloody fantastic!

73, BW2/VR2BrettGraham

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