[CQ-Contest] QSO Party Calls

Jim Preston jpreston1 at cox.net
Tue Feb 7 13:08:06 EST 2017


You might want to be careful using that /OH indicator. From the FCC
rules 97.119:

"No self-assigned indicator may conflict with any other indicator
specified by the FCC Rules or with any prefix assigned to another country."

OH is a prefix assigned to Finland.

Also, you might be getting calls from stations thinking you are actually 
in Finland.


Jim N6VH

On 2/6/2017 2:09 PM, Joe Fischer wrote:
> I very much prefer the K9MA/WI pattern.  Immediately lets me know
> that this person is not in MN and I won’t call him.  Usually when I
> try to raise somebody in MN, for example, by calling 'CQ MNQP de
> AA8TA/OH' I’ll get more people from other states respond than
> in-state participants.  No biggie, I log them then transfer them to
> main log and take them out of the Cabrillo file.
> TU es 73 de Joe AA8TA
>> Message: 1 Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 15:38:12 -0600 From: K9MA
>> <k9ma at sdellington.us> To: CQ Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>,
>> Minnesota Wireless Association <mwa at w0aa.org> Subject: [CQ-Contest]
>> QSO Party Calls Message-ID:
>> <3a3e1f35-73db-24c3-1e23-45df7537f93a at sdellington.us> Content-Type:
>> text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
>> In the MNQP yesterday, I found I had to sign "K9MA/WI" when calling
>> CQ, so callers knew I was not in MN.  A lot of MN stations the
>> duped me, as I had omitted the /WI when I called them.  So, now
>> there are two versions of my call in some logs, but I didn't really
>> want to waste time adding the /WI when calling MN stations.  What
>> to do?  I tried adding 1.5 spaces before the /WI, in the hope that
>> other operators would not log that part.  I think it would be best
>> if everyone could agree on some designator for stations outside the
>> target state, or at least not to log them. Any other suggestions?
>> 73,
>> Scott  K9MA
>> -- Scott  K9MA
>> k9ma at sdellington.us
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