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Re: Contesting Information
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Newsgroup: alt.ham-radio.hf
Posted by:
2008-06-30 02:55:06

In article ,
"Bryan" wrote:

> Rick wrote:
> > I was listening to people making field day contacts yesterday and heard
> > stations saying "Alpha 4" or "Alpha 3" as part of their information.
> > These were not part of their call signs.
> >
> > To what do these refer?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Rick
>
> It's part of the information exchange that is required to validate a contact
> as part of Field Day. Each station must log the contacted station's
> information.
>
> The first half of the first part is a number, signifying the maximum number
> of simultaneously operating transmitters. The second half of the first part
> is a letter, signifying the classification:
> A = Club or a non-club group of three or more persons set up specifically
> for Field Day.
> B = A Field Day station set up and operated by no more than two persons.
> C = Stations in vehicles capable of operating while in motion and normally
> operated in this manner.
> D = Stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using
> commercial power.
> E = Stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using
> emergency power.
> F = An amateur radio station at an established Emergency Operations Center
> activated by a club or non-club group.
> Thus, a station sending "4A" would be a club station (or station with 3 or
> more non-club operators), with up to 4 simultaneous transmissions. See
> http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2008/fd.html for further detail.
>
> The second part is the ARRL/RAC section, as defined at
> http://www.arrl.org/contests/sections.abv.html.
>
> Bryan WA7PRC
> FD2008 - 2E WWA

Thank you.

 

 

 

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