[CQ-Contest] Callsign "appendages" in QSO party logs

K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Fri May 1 18:38:52 PDT 2009

> It seems to be common practice to append  /M, /P or /9 (call area) to 
> logged
> calls.  I'm wondering, what is the value of this?  I don't see that these
> appendages contain useful information, at least for WIQP.  If a station is
> mobile, he needs to state this as his entry category, so the log checker
> will know.  Or, if he roves multiple counties, this will show in his sent
> exchanges, so the checker will know.  For stations working the mobile, all
> they need to do is log the correct callsign and county.  It doesn't matter
> if the station worked is mobile or not - it doesn't affect category or
> scoring.  Am I missing something here?

"Way-back-when" FCC required such appendages.  Old habits die hard.  Humor 
us.  A lot of us are enjoying our last couple of sunspot cycles.  We'll be 
out of your way soon.

73, de Hans, K0HB

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