locked Re: Operating portable #WSJTX_config #FT8

Karl Beckman WA8NVW - AFA5VB

This has been well covered recently in this forum, almost to the point of becoming annoying.  Please take note and pass the word to your ham friends. 
1)  FCC RULES PART 97 DOES NOT REQUIRE OR EVEN MENTION THE IDEA OF MODIFYING YOUR ISSUED OPERATOR CALL SIGN WITH A /P, /M, OR /R SUFFIX.  It has been over 45 years since that ID method and the single licensed station location concept was abandoned by the FCC,
2)  Well meaning amateur "Elmers", PLEASE STOP teaching new hams those archaic cancelled ID rules which do not exist in Part 97. They are incompatible with the advanced digital QSO technologies available to us.  The ITU defines a reversed format for amateur DX operation outside the licensee's country which uses the host country's assigned prefix. 
3)  When operating WSJTx modes you enter your issued callsign (maximum 6 characters) and your grid square. Nothing else will fit into the highly compressed data protocols of these weak signal modes and be readable by your QSO partner at the other end.  Meanwhile, ARRL and others offering virtual QSL services have added multiple location capability into their packages, specifically to accomodate amateur operators with more than one station equipment location. 
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Karl  WA8NVW  OH
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