[CQ-Contest] Rookie Indicator

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 14:08:33 PST 2010

People use /R all the time on VHF to indicate they are a Rover. I have
lots of them in my logs.

Of course, chances of working a Russian station on VHF from the USA
during a VHF contest are pretty small!

73, Zack W9SZ

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 11:37 AM, Ward Silver <hwardsil at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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