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Phillip Conza zl2tze at yahoo.com.au
Sun Sep 16 04:45:32 EDT 2012

        This topic has had a lot of milage and from what I have read on this matter is an ID is an exchange of 
Callsign and RS(T) given by both parties.. Confirm this with the given contest rules 
A good read is this white paper but here is a small section of it 
 assume that they know the call. Interestingly, a CQing DX station receives calls from stations who almost NEVER say who they are calling, while the DX station, if he signs each time, ALWAYS says both calls!  
< http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Contest%20-%20General/HF-FAQ.pdf >

73 Phillip
If you are CQing and have a lot of stations calling, the temptation is great to save time by not IDing with every contact, thus improving your rate at the expense of others having to wait. The practice is largely confined to non-U.S. operations that are likely to have bigger pileups, so it’s not likely to be an issue for domestic stations. Technically, this is illegal in the U.S. according to FCC rules, including for non-mainland stations in KH6, KL7, and other U.S. possessions. It doesn’t seem to hurt many of the top contesters to give their calls with each QSO and many agree that it maintains pileup order. Nevertheless, other top operators may only ID every two or three contacts. So there is some dispute on the subject. Most agree, however, that not IDing for longer periods is both counterproductive and rude, forcing other contesters to wait until the station IDs. It also leads to logging errors resulting from a "busted spot" when the callers

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