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When is it OK to use ONLY the call sign suffix to ID?

Aug 6th 2014, 11:34


Joined: Nov 3rd 2010, 13:51
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Hello All,

At times, I hear stations using their call sign suffix to check into directed Nets.

Are their any rules concerning this practice?

Thanks and 73

Aug 6th 2014, 13:24


Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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They can use the suffix to initiate the communication so long as the entire callsign is transmitted within ten minutes of doing so. 97.119 covers this. Paragraph a states that identification must be given at the end of each communications and at least every ten minutes during a communication. There is no regulatory requirement to identify at the beginning of a series of transmissions during a communication.

73, Nate

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