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Proper ID when operating from secondary QTH

Oct 16th 2018, 09:50

kd4voj

Joined: Oct 23rd 2013, 13:47
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Like many I regularly operate from multiple stationary QTHs. But in my case they are only about 120 miles or so apart, in the same state, but different counties and of course grids. I would like to properly indicate to contacts when I am at the alternate QTH instead of my primary station location that is listed in various databases., which could help them with awards, especially county hunters. For contacts where they use auto-logging or lookup, it always comes up as my primary station address so there is no way for them to know I am operating from the alternate location unless I somehow ID to indicate that.

What is the proper way to give my call on the air when I am at the alternate QTH? Would it be appropriate to use /P even though the locations are in the same state? Is there a way to change the station address in LOTW logs to indicate that a particular QSO was made from a different QTH?

Thanks!


Oct 16th 2018, 10:37

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help/multiple-callsigns-locations/?lang=en

You could explain the multiple location situation on a QRZ.com home page. Many hams use this site to find out about who they are working.

Zak Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer


Oct 16th 2018, 10:54

AI4BJ

Joined: Sep 2nd 2003, 12:14
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I usually sign /P when I go backpacking in my home state. I don't upload these contacts to LOTW.

Mark AI4BJ

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