[TRLog] Rovers

v31jp@logical123.net v31jp@logical123.net
Thu, 09 Sep 1999 19:02:39 +0100

Again, that saves little time, but what saves time is
the rover signing a /XXX. What is a waste of time is calling
someone or listening through an exchange to find out that they
are still in the same county. No decission needed, no new /R
suffix that is the same as each county.

Ted Sarah wrote:
> Why enter something twice?  You enter the county abbreviation after the call
> and then as part of the exchange, wouldn't be just easier to allow the use
> of /R after calls in those contests that allow mobiles/rovers?  Or, add a
> new parameter, ALLOW ROVERS = (TRUE or FALSE) and allow the user to decide
> to use it or not.
> Ted - W8TTS
> > v31jp@logical123.net wrote:
> > >
> > > As I had recommended to the mobiles in the FQP, sign /XXX, whereas
> > > the XXX is a 3 letter county abbreviation.
> >
> > I agree. It also lets other ops know immediately where the CQ'ing mobile
> > station is. You don't have to keep asking "CTY?" every time you hear
> > him.
> >
> > 73,
> > Tom N2CU

73 de K8 Joe "Palooka" & Beverly
Joe Pontek
26441 Devaney Road
Arcadia, IN 46030
K8JP, V31JP, VP5/K8JP, VP5JP, K8JP/VA2, ex-K8HKM
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CJ5 '65

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