[CQ-Contest] KH7X in AZ

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Tue Nov 6 12:22:09 EST 2018

On 11/5/2018 9:23 AM, Barry wrote:
> In SS this weekend, I worked KH7X in AZ.  is it OK (contest rules, 
> legally, morally) not to sign /W7?

Of course. That's the purpose of sending and copying the exchange!

Sometime in the '70s, FCC Rules made all US calls valid anywhere in the 
US, including territories and possessions, and eliminated the 
requirement for sending /n. Before that time, we were issued two 
licenses -- one an Operator's License designating our privileges, and 
the second a Station License for a specific address. Now, the address on 
our license is an address where we guarantee that we can receive mail 
notices from the FCC.

When a similar question was raised on another reflector yesterday, I 
posted this.

The contest club of which I am a member, NCCC, has more than a dozen 
very active members who have kept our non-six-area calls, and none of us 
ever sign /6. I've never understood why a few guys do -- it takes more 
time send and copy and log. And I NEVER log /n designators for US calls.

K7SV lives in VA, K5ZD in MA, N8OO in LA, K8TE and N2IC in NM, K6LL in 
AZ, K2AV in NC, K4XU, W2VJN, KA6BIM, and N6TR in OR, N2BJ in IL, N3BB in 
TX, K2SX in SC, KU8E in GA, K5KG in FL, K0EJ and W9WI in TN. W0AIH, who 
we tragically lost last week, lived in WI, where he built a spectacular 
contesting station. Lots of guys with 2-calls have either moved to or 
have homes in FL or AZ. K2LE often operates from VT. All are very active 
contesters, none ever sign /n.

73, Jim K9YC

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