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Operating outside privilege bands

Jul 11th, 02:48

WN6WJN

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Hello

I hope this message finds you well. I have a question concerning operational procedures.

Here goes: A General level amateur radio operator (let’s call this person G) invites a Technician level amateur radio operator (let’s call this person T) to G’s radio shack to experience HF operations. G will be the station’s control operator. G invites T to sit at the microphone and the T makes a contact. What is the procedure that the T has to follow in terms of announcing the assigned call sign? Does T use the call sign assigned to T or G’s call sign? Or what is the correct procedure to not get T in trouble for operating outside the Technician level privileges?

Thanks you for any help.

73

Wassim
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Jul 12th, 04:37

WB1GCM

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T uses G's callsign, with G observing T's transmissions.
Aug 6th, 11:30

WN6WJN

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Thank you WB1GCM

But if someone who is familiar with G hear G's call sign but not the voice of G is going to get suspicious. And the question arise who is working G's station, and where us G?

Could T use T's call sign with a mention that G is the Control Operator?

Thanks and 73

Wassim
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Aug 6th, 13:35

N0NB

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Quote by WN6WJN
But if someone who is familiar with G hear G's call sign but not the voice of G is going to get suspicious. And the question arise who is working G's station, and where us G?


I suppose the curious op could break in and ask to speak to G. More than likely, the listening op will have heard T mention that he is operating G's station with G as control op. Most guest ops will not act as though it is their station or that they are willfully exceeding their licensed privileges.

Could T use T's call sign with a mention that G is the Control Operator?


Actually, T could use T's own callsign with no mention of G so long as the operations remain within T's licensed operating privileges. Some will state that this violates the rules because he is at G's station. Well, the FCC no longer requires a physical station location for licensing, only a mailing address located where the USPS can deliver mail (including a PO box) and Part 97 is mum on the point of ownership of equipment. This means that whenever you find yourself in front of a radio within the jurisdiction of the FCC, you can always use your own callsign so long as you do not exceed your licensed privileges. The location and ownership of the equipment is immaterial.

Things change when T opts to conduct operations that exceed T's privileges, regardless of where he is and who owns the equipment. See Part 97 for those cases.

73, Nate
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