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Author Topic: Please Sign Portable (/) When Not Operating From Your Home Call District!  (Read 9531 times)
NA0AA
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« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2010, 08:03:53 AM »

Here's my problem....I already have a 2x3, add on "Stroke Zero" to it and I'll make it thru even fewer pileups than I do now.  I'm thinking about changing my call simply because here in CO I can get a shorter one than I can in CA.

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« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2010, 03:05:36 PM »

Jim, N2EY, you're a man after my heart!

I live in New Mexico, which is 5 land, and I have a Ø call. I almost never (!!) give my call area, especially when I'm mobile (95% of my operating!). The suggestion is good in theory, but poor in practice!
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« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2010, 03:27:14 PM »

I live in New Mexico, which is 5 land, and I have a Ø call.

And even if you got a 5 call, it wouldn't narrow things down much. 5 land extends from NM in the west to MS in the east, from TX in the south to OK in the north.

In fact, the east-west range of 5 land is greater than that of 0 land.

73 de Jim, N2EY
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K1CJS
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« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2010, 04:24:50 AM »

Without trying to sound like a wiseguy, if you want to know where the person is, why not just try asking when you're in contact with him?  That seems to be the best solution to your 'problem'!
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« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2010, 01:13:02 PM »

Without trying to sound like a wiseguy, if you want to know where the person is, why not just try asking when you're in contact with him?  That seems to be the best solution to your 'problem'!

That's waaaayyyyy too simple. Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2010, 01:29:58 PM »

Without trying to sound like a wiseguy, if you want to know where the person is, why not just try asking when you're in contact with him?  That seems to be the best solution to your 'problem'!

That's waaaayyyyy too simple. Smiley

"So advanced. it's simple" I don't think I've ever logged a call without being given the QTH (it goes right in the logbook under "QTH")
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« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2010, 01:32:17 PM »

I just have to go here.....

As I stated before, 95% of my operating is mobile. I used to use the/m a lot, either on CW (I don't do that mobile anymore) or verbally. I stopped when one of the rare DX stations I wanted put my call into the log as KØBGM. I waited 6 long years until that one came up again. So I started to use mobile-in-motion. Until, that is, some operator in France told me I had too many letters in my call! Lordy, you just can't win for losing!
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« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2011, 07:19:35 AM »

I'm sorry but this is not a big problem to me. The big problem to me is 1. People don't give their call signs in a understandable manner. MANY just mumble them, which makes it tough when I want to look them up on my computer. 2. Then when I've got the call sign correct, I find their address shows them in a different State than where they live now. They are NOT notifying the FCC when they make a permanent move to different locations. 3. Hams are not keeping their current email addresses updated on QRZ.com. Makes it tough to follow up and maybe send photos after a really good QSO. Thank you for your time reading this.
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« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2011, 07:16:19 AM »

The only constant in life is change... I always give my QTH so what's the point?

73, W7WIK, Albuquerque, NM
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KI4SDY
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« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2011, 07:42:33 AM »

You don't need to know where I am. Find me if you can! Cool
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W5ER
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« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2011, 08:17:54 AM »

It took me a long time to get a call that I REALLY liked, seems that finding one in the third area was out of the question due to a lot of the preferred "3" calls being held by hams living outside of PA, MD, and DE. I tried to maintain the "3" in my call as visible when one looks at my call history (see below). 

Even had a Alabama ham, 4th call area, w/5th call area callsign, petition the FCC to resind the awarding of my 5 call because he deserved it, when he failed to follow the rules and "redlighted" by one day. Grin

Anyway if I'm operating mobile in my vehicle, set up in a camp ground or Walmart parking lot, I'll then append the /m or /p to my call.  For the present I'm stuck in the WPA section with one foot in the ground and the other in the grip of the local, state and federal taxing bodies.

73 Ed W5ER
ex W3ERE, WB3ERE, KB3XR, WB3ERE
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