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Old 11-21-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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Thanks again for the Forum!

I have been itching to ask this question:

Should we be using /mobile when we give our call sign? We are fulltimers so should we make up something like "sometimes mobile but not right now"?

I kind of like to reserve /mobile for when the vehicle is moving since most nets will give priority to mobile check-ins.

I've asked around but nobody really knows. What do you think?


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Old 11-21-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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First off, I think you are welcome here on!

But to answer your question, I don't think the FCC much cares anymore. If I'm doing operations outside of the 4th call zone I will ID by saying "KU4OJ portable 5" just to make the oldtimers happy.

Sometimes when traveling away from home I will sign KU4OJ/mobile just to let the locals know I'm on the road and not familiar with the area or its repeaters. But that's just what I do.

Again, welcome to the forum!

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Old 11-21-2007, 09:51 AM   #3
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When I got my ticket in 1990 I always used the protable or mobile.

Now days I rarely hear anyone doing that. Some Nets out there I still hear it but its rare.

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Old 11-21-2007, 10:48 AM   #4
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Hello everyone. Just joined this morning. Looking forward to being here.

I asked myself the same question on signing mobile or portable. I do so just as you do Radio. Never had any static over it so will continue. I only do this when using voice modes.

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