[CQ-Contest] Contest Calls
w9sz at prairienet.org
Fri Feb 23 17:31:43 EST 2007
For a while it was considered "standard" for a callsign to have a prefix
followed by a number. In the case of prefixes like A2, A3, C2, J5 etc.
that is the prefix and should technically be followed by a number and
then a letter or more. Hence A22DX, A35DX, C21DX, J57DX etc. (made-up
examples). I remember working C9RJJ back in the ARRL DX contest 1993 and
shortly thereafter his call was changed to C91J. So I think this
convention was adopted around that time.
Maybe this isn't a "rule" and licensing authorities can issue licenses
leaving out the number, e.g. J7OJ etc.
At any rate, I don't care as long as I log it the way it was sent.
73, Zack W9SZ
On Fri, 23 Feb 2007 ku8e at bellsouth.net wrote:
> Last time I checked the prefix for Dominica was J7 not J70. I see nothing confusing
> about some one using J7OJ as their call. I recall many people using 1x1 calls in past
> contests like J7J and J7K from Dominica. Can't recall any J7 and some number after it call
> I think a lot of these broken calls have to do with some of the programs having a point and click
> bandmap. Point to the bandmap and click, It moves your VFO to the frequency and enters the call
> in the callsign field of your program. If you are tired and it's late at night you might not be able to
> tell the difference between J70J and J7OJ on your computer screen.
> Jeff KU8E
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