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

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Fri Sep 6 11:03:25 EDT 2002

I guess he's a ham, although I don't know his callsign.  But I think hams
in the FCC are rarer than they used to be.

Prose Walker W4BW, former FCC chairman, is still quite active.  He can
often be found on 40 CW.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, VR2BrettGraham wrote:

> 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"
> >
> >
> >Larry:
> >
> >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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