[CQ-Contest] Rookie Indicator

Ward Silver hwardsil at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 09:37:31 PST 2010

Regarding /ROK versus other possibilities...FCC rules prohibit using self-assigned identifiers that are prefixes from other countries.  That means no /R and no /RR and no /RK or any other two-letter combination you can think of beginning with R - they're all potential Russian prefixes.  There are a very few, very obscure non-allocated prefixes, but they would be far more confusing than ROK.

This is a Rookie contest, so don't expect the three-letter suffix to have a major effect on rate or score.

73, Ward N0AX

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