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W6EOD
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« on: December 21, 2008, 11:47:27 AM »

If I am a 6 who is portable in 7 land, how do I represent this in my callsign?  Is it W6EOD/p7???  Help needed for my upcoming trip.  Thank you.

Steve W6EOD
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K7KBN
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 12:04:15 PM »

You really don't NEED to indicate you aren't in your home area (ever notice how many W1s are in California, for example?).

If you WANT to indicate "portable", you'd just use W6EOD/7.  No "/p7".

On voice, "Whiskey six echo oscar delta portable seven" (or "mobile seven") would work fine.

On CW, just add the slant bar and the numeral 7.
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Pat K7KBN
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K7KBN
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 12:20:34 PM »

I should have added:  if you happen to go into Canada on your trip, then you will need to identify as W6EOD portable VE7 (W6EOD/VE7).

The VE7 is for British Columbia.  Alberta would be VE6; Saskatchewan is VE5...

But still, indicating portable or mobile for a US station in the US is no longer required.
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Pat K7KBN
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K0OD
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 01:24:41 PM »

And when in Texas I sign K0OD/P5. That seems to make a LOT of people VERY happy to work me!

Disclaimer: that's a joke, kids. P5 is a prefix for North Korea!




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W6EOD
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 01:31:32 PM »

Thanks for the info.  I like to use /p when I am operating battery power out in the middle of nowhere. That leads me back to my question.  Is the /p7 redundant?  I guess it doesn't make sense though to use /p7 as that could confuse people.  I plan on doing some operating on the beaches and coastal mountain ranges of Oregon & Washington while home on leave.

Steve W6EOD
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K0OD
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 01:45:43 PM »

"no longer required."

Correct but often a necessity for courteous operating especially on VHF or during HF contests. How would you like to kill yourself calling a KL7 on 6 meters only to learn the jerk is in the next county.  

On phone ID as, "KL7XYZ in Florida."  Or KL7XYZ/W4.
 
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008, 04:30:35 PM »

There's no "p" used in the U.S., ever.

If you want to sign portable, it's just /7.  Period.  Leave out the "p."

Operating portable in Canada does make us /VE, however, when operating in most countries all over the globe, the country prefix goes first, e.g., P4/WB2WIK or DU/WB2WIK.

WB2WIK/6

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W7ETA
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2008, 11:29:20 PM »

Well.
You could be creative and sign B7, for battery or beach?
M7 for mountain, or MT7 for mountain top; C7 for camping; H7 if you are hiking and operating at the same time?

If I remember correctly, even when hams had to sign as portable, it was still just /7 on CW.

Enjoy your vacation OM
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Bob
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