Had a great time with BSA Troop 91 and their Family Day at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church. We made contacts with club members on 2 Meters and had a great QSO with Sudan on 20 Meters. Jim W4JLP
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Riley Hollingsworth is the ARRL guy managing the Volunteer Monitor program and he has cleared up a few things about when you must self ID.
You must self ID once every 10 minutes if:
- You are using your own callsign
- You are using a club callsign, like W4CAE or K4EMD
- You are using a special event tactical callsign, like the ones we use for Harbison 50K or Tour De Cure
- You are using an ARES/Auxcomm tactical callsign, Like LEX EOC or State EOC
Of course you will self ID sooner if the event coordinator directs you to. In some events you might be asked to self ID on every transmission you make. An example would be “Net Control LEX EOC message body goes here K4LLE“
You must self ID every 60 minutes if:
1 You are using an FCC issued 1×1 special event callsign. An Example is K2L. It is also suggested that you instead of every 60 minutes you self ID every 30 minutes just to be on the safe side. You should always follow the direction of the event coordinator.
There is no need to say “for ID” just say your callsign
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