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NAQP SSB Question

Aug 22nd 2011, 14:38

Macromancer

Joined: Jun 1st 2011, 01:11
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About 6hrs into this weekend's NAQP SSB contest and I realized that my name "Alan" is not the most efficient name to exhange, as there are so many ways to spell it.

Could I use the name "Bob" or "Al" going forward, as either one is easy to understand and to spell, or do I have to use my name as it's entered in the FCC database?

Thanks,

Alan
KK4CIS
Aug 25th 2011, 19:08

K8GU

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Absolutely! My name is uncommon among anyone over the age of 10 and it's all short characters on CW (and so doesn't contain a lot of power as well as flying by at 35 wpm). I tend to use "Bob," but I've used others. Somebody once mentioned forming an NAQP SSB team called "The Talking Eds." It's also common to memorialize a recent SK by using their name.
Aug 29th 2011, 01:57

W1RFIAdmin

Joined: Jul 25th 2011, 14:25
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Just don't change names in the middle of the contest!

And I can "legally" use Ed as my name. :-)

73,
Ed Hare, W1RFI
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