[CQ-Contest] Secrets of contesting

Doug Smith W9WI w9wi at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 2 09:33:39 EST 2004

On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 00:09, Jan Erik Holm wrote:
> Is it legal in the US not to identify for every QSO?

As a matter of fact, no; from
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2002/octqtr/47cfr97.119.htm :
"Sec. 97.119  Station identification.

    (a) Each amateur station, except a space station or telecommand 
station, must transmit its assigned call sign on its transmitting 
channel at the end of each communication, and at least every 10 minutes 
during a communication, for the purpose of clearly making the source of 
the transmissions from the station known to those receiving
the transmissions. ..."

That said, I think most of the offenders being cited in this thread are
DX stations not under jurisdiction of the US government.  
Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN  EM66

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