[CQ-Contest] Guest OPS

Ron Notarius WN3VAW wn3vaw at fyi.net
Tue Apr 1 16:45:57 EST 2003



If your father had no part in your actual operating, ie you operated solo,
then you're SO.  To me, "guest op" means that someone other than the
licensee used the station -- with his permission, of course!

Which call to use?  I don't think the FCC has a preference anymore, so long
as they can track down the operator if needed.

What privileges do you operate under?  Yours.  To operate on your father's
Extra additional frequencies implies that he is present as a control
operator (as per FCC R&R) which implies M/S.  (Could you get away with it,
if you used his call?  Of course, who'd know?  But you have more ethics than
THAT, so we don't need to worry about it)

Is this a flaw in the contest rules?  I don't think so; I don't think we
need to have every single possible contingency outlined to the last detail
in the contest rules, just apply some oxymoronic common sense.

Hope you had fun!  I got about 15 QSO's squeezed in before I had to
dismantle the shack this weekend, which was the best I could do!

73, ron wn3vaw

"There must be some mistake.  The Pirates in first? QRM on my end,
--John W3ULS (and there's no QRM, either)

----- Original Message -----
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 13:17:52 -0800 (PST)
From: Sean Fleming <sean at k8khz.com>
To: "cq-contest at contesting.com" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Guest OPS

This weekend I have found out there is a major flaw in our contest rules
that makes no sense to me. I went to my fathers station who has an extra
license. I have a general licese. But none the less I was the "Guest OP"
there. Well that is how I was going to do this. Until we questioned
ourselves. How can I be the "Guest OP" when I am using his call and his
privilidges. I always see for example XXXX @ YYYY.  So I now figured we had
to be a MS1. Multi Single 1 transmitter. Why is this? Due to the fact that
ham XXXX is operator 1 and YYYY is operator 2 = 2 ops one station. YYYY
doesn't even have to operate though he is the Control station. He has to be
there. So think of this in your mind. There is no such thing as a "Guest OP"
it is a Multi Single or Multi OP always. Since as long as you use the
station callsign and not yours call sign they are the Control OP as I see it
unless it is a club station callsign.

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