[CQ-Contest] CQ WPX rules, it finally happened

Michael Clarson wv2zow at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 15:03:25 EST 2014

Hans: That is a valid interpretation, but there are others. First,
97.119(a) does not say contact, it says communication, which is not defined
in the definitions section of Part 97. I would include a TEST transmission
or a CQ a communication, for the purposes of ID. What about nets? Its a
group communication. One could say the running station is having an ongoing
group communication involving many stations in a round table, so he only
HAS to identify every 10 minutes. The real rule violators, then,  would be
the stations that answer the running station's CQ and do not identify on
the same frequency AFTER they send their exchange, which is the point where
they end their communication. Under this interpretation, the following is
correct, say for CQ WW):

RUN:       .....TU QRZ
RUN:          WV2ZOW 5NN 05
RUN:          TU QRZ ...

I know I have not heard many callers send their call after the exchange,
except on RTTY. Maybe we are going after the wrong stations to make things
legal. What do the "runners" think of this? -- Mike, WV2ZOW

On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 9:58 AM, Radio K0HB <kzerohb at gmail.com> wrote:

> Absolutely!
> Identifying after every contact is required under the rules in the USA.
>  97.119(a) isn't a suggestion, it's a hard bound rule.
> 73, de Hans, K0HB
> 🌵Sent from Arizona 🌞
> On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 10:59 AM, Steve IK4WMH <ik4wmh at virgilio.it> wrote:
> > Guys,
> > I think WPX and all the other contests and dxpeditions would be much
> > better if all participants would act like Nigel G3TXF (just to name
> > one) who, regardless if he's dxpeditioning or contesting from home or
> > some exotic places, signs his full callsign after *EVERY* qso.
> > That's TOP CLASS, you should learn from him instead of complaining on
> > how many QSOs or minutes must pass before you feel comfortable to ID.
> > Steve IK4WMH
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