[UK-CONTEST] STROKE QRP SHOULD I LOG IT?
andy at g3ab.net
Sun Apr 11 03:30:20 PDT 2010
Colin and All,
Just because it is not a "regulatory requirement" does not mean that it can
not form part of a callsign.
eg. I hold the call AH8F. If I sign from New York I *may* send my call as
As you know this is not a regulatory requirement by the FCC. However,
W2/AH8F would be my callsign.
What about /P ? Is that a regulatory requirement in the UK now or can
stations operate portable without
signing /P ?
It seems like everyone has their own "rules" on how they log callsigns.
Which is fine, it's only amateur radio,
it doesn't HAVE to be done properly - it's just a hobby for most people.
My personal favourites are the ops who want to make the calls shorter to fit
the logging software capabilities ;-)
Ooops.. I've run out of paper.. I'm shortening your callsign! and if
everyone does that and sends in their contest logs..
then they're all correct and therefore good operators ;-)
There seems to be two main issues here. One is accurate logging and the
other, the almost universal dislike of the
addition of /QRP.
Good to have a debate though chaps! Lots of tails wagging dogs though...
On 11 April 2010 12:26, Colin <colin at g3psm.net> wrote:
> Under normal circumstances I would agree with Andy, but historically
> logs are kept for regulatory purposes to identify possible causes of
> interference. /QRP is not a regulatory requirement and does not
> therefore form part of the callsign.
> Colin, G3PSM
> On 11/04/2010 09:29, Andy Chadwick wrote:
> > Alex,
> > The callsign received should be logged as sent.
> > The originating station (sender) determines what his callsign is, not the
> > receiving operator.
> > Many, especially contesters, will have you believe otherwise for reasons
> > convenience, contesting rules,
> > logging software, perceived knowledge of legalities, dislike of operators
> > appending their callsigns legally
> > or otherwise... One should log the call as sent, as an accurate record of
> > the contact.
> > The fundamental issue is that the sender determines his callsign and it
> > should be logged accurately as received.
> > 73, Andy
> > ZC4VJ
> > On 11 April 2010 00:01, Alex GM3ZBE<alex at gm3zbe.plus.com> wrote:
> >> Hi
> >> In the last 80M CC CW contest I worked a YU who signed /qrp. Should I
> >> log him as YU***/qrp, since that was what he sent? If I don't do I
> >> lose the point? Presumably his entered callsign for the contest is not
> >> deemed to be suffixed /qrp?
> >> Alex
> >> --
> >> Alex, GM3ZBE ~~~~ Kingdom of Fife ~~~ IO86lf ~~~
> >> Member of:
> >> De Montfort University ARS,
> >> Kingdom Amateur Radio Society (KARS)
> >> GMDX Group, CDXC, Aberdeen ARS
> >> Previous callsigns GM8BYG, G3ZBE
> >> Holder of GM4BRN club call.
> >> Remember..............It's only a hobby!
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