[CQ-Contest] Contest Calls

David Levine david at levinecentral.com
Mon Mar 29 06:12:03 PDT 2010

I noticed one specific call and I emailed Jeffrey directly vs posting to the
group. I'm a newer operator so my question might seem odd, but isn't there a
difference between the station and the operator? I can see if operator A was
at operator B's station he/they might very well use B's call sign, but if
operator A was at station A, can he use operator B's call sign?

I'll use me as an example... if I went to K1TTT's superstation (some day
maybe) I would be operating as K1TTT. But if K1TTT wasn't operating in the
contest, could I use K1TTT's call sign at my (K2DSL) station if he was home
Mass sitting on his couch watching the NCAA games?

K2DSL - David

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 1:06 AM, Stan Stockton <k5go at cox.net> wrote:

> Jeff,
> I don't read where it says the holder of the call sign has to be present. I
> think he just has to take equal responsibility for the operation of the
> station.
> "When the control operator is a different amateur operator than the station
> licensee, both persons are equally responsible for proper operation of the
> station."
> You would not want to loan your call sign to someone you did not trust or
> they could get you in trouble.
> 73...Stan, K5GO
> ---- Jeffrey Clarke <ku8e at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I know this contester who seems to show up in the WPX contest every year
> > with a different call sign. This person has a distinctive sounding voice
> so
> > I knew who he was.  Anyway, I run into him in the WPX SSB contest this
> > weekend and ask him about the call sign. It seems that he borrowed it
> from
> > someone he met (over the air??) and this person gave him permission
> >
> > to use it in the contest. Is this legal ??
> >
> >
> >
> > Maybe I’m wrong …but It appears from looking at the FCC rules that if you
> > are going to use a call sign the licensee needs to be present and you
> have
> > to abide by the privileges that
> >
> > they have.  Back in the 1990’s we used my call sign in WPX SSB from
> K8CC’s
> > station, but that was legal because I was present. I also think it would
> be
> > legal to use a club call sign if you are given permission by the trustee.
> I
> > looked up this call sign he used on QRZ.com and it is licensed to an
> > individual not a club.

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