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? part of exchange for ARRL Inter. DX Contest, SSB

Mar 2nd 2015, 22:29

N4AAB

Joined: Jan 16th 2013, 01:39
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Hello,

I find the exchange under Miscellanious to be confusing.

quote:
The station call sign must identify the station’s location as defined by the DXCC List. (KH6XYZ/W1 in Maine, KG4/W1INF at Guantanamo Bay, etc). end quote.

Is the W1 the zone that person's QTH is in, the zone they are located in ? What ?

The logging program I have started using, 9 QSOs so far, shows DXCC as K for everyone I have talked to in the US. DXKeeper is the software..

Thanks !
Mar 4th 2015, 02:48

N4AAB

Joined: Jan 16th 2013, 01:39
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Not that I think I'll win any awards, nor get many QSOs, but it would be nice to know before hand what I am supposed to say for the exchange.
Mar 5th 2015, 14:49

WB1GCM

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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The report is the signal report and state for US hams.
Ex. 59 CT

Bob Allison
WB1GCM
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Mar 5th 2015, 16:58

AL4Y

Joined: Feb 13th 2014, 19:12
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If you have a contiguous US call sign and you are located in the contiguous US there is no need to use a portable or "stroke" identifier. If you traveled to, for example, Alaska or Hawaii for the contest, you would have to sign "portable KL7 or KH6" because they are separate DXCC entities. Make sense?
Mar 5th 2015, 19:34

N4AAB

Joined: Jan 16th 2013, 01:39
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I understood what I had to say. I was confused about the sentence I quoted. The hams on QRZ explained it. It had to do with what a ham in the US, who had a say Alaskan call sign. So other hams wouldn't think they were DX.
Mar 8th 2015, 21:52

N4AAB

Joined: Jan 16th 2013, 01:39
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I was in learning mode this year, so I didn't go all out in my unheated shack. Log submitted to the correct email address in Cabrillo format.
Mar 10th 2015, 20:03

N4AAB

Joined: Jan 16th 2013, 01:39
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4 QSOs. Not much, but I wasn't trying for anything, but to learn.

Listened much more than I transmitted.

Few US hams used the standard phonetics, and a number of people came up with their own exchanges. But overall , most were polite and waited their turn for the DX. I was only on 20m band.

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