[CQ-Contest] BOGUS RATES: Pot calling the kettle black?

Don Field don.field at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 10:08:21 PST 2011

I don't understand why 90% of the people commenting on this thread refer to
FCC rules as though they applied to everyone. My licence does NOT require
me to ID every QSO, though I did do a 264 hour in CQWW Phone on 10m IDing
probably 90% of the time. But remember, guys, there are over 300 OTHER
countries in the world outside USA, and they each have their own licence
regs. Many of the QSO records will be set from outside the US. What the
contest rules say is, of course, applicable to all.


On 8 November 2011 12:45, Tom W8JI <w8ji at w8ji.com> wrote:

> > By far,the biggest "fault," (if you want to use such a term) is on the
> > part of the callers,
> > not the guy running the pileup.
> >
> > How many guys, who are tuning across the band and run into a pileup,
> > actually give the
> > call of the guy are calling?  5%?
> There is NO rule you have to give the other fellow's callsign. That went
> away years ago, I think around the 1980's.
> The rule is you have to give YOUR OWN callsign either at least once every
> ten minutes or when you end a contact. I don't have to give my call when
> initially transmitting, but I always do when I leave and always within ten
> minutes after I start.
> At least that was what was explained to me years ago when I questioned the
> meaning of "communication".  The wording used to be "transmission", not
> "communication", and used to require an ID at the start of a transmission
> or
> series of transmissions if I remember the old rule correctly.
> Not giving a callsign is dumb anyway. I'd bet that results in a lot of
> busts
> or time delay.
> 73 Tom
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