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Contest Rules Reply
by N2LM on August 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
What are the rules governing License class? Can a Technician operator an Extra's Station using the Extra's Call Sign in the Extra, Advanced or General portion of the bands?
RE: Contest Rules Reply
by K8GU on August 18, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
This is my interpretation of the FCC's rules...

The control operator of the station must be licensed for the frequency and mode being used. So, if I let a Technician operate my station with my callsign, he or she is restricted to the bands above 30 MHz. However, the situation changes if I am present at the control-point with the operator throughout the operation. Then, it can become third-party operation, where the Technician is no different than an unlicensed third-party. In the third-party situation, all communication is restricted by third-party agreements, etc. So, from a contest perspective, this arrangement works best for domestic contests.

My two bits...

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