ARRL OO Notices for JT65 Users

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  1. K5RCD

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    This isn't rocket science, so don't let the previous posts confuse you.

    Per FCC Regulations:

    Part 97 : Sec. 97.119 Station identification
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    [TD](a) Each amateur station, except a space station or telecommand station, must transmit its assigned call sign on its transmitting channel at the end of each communication, and at least every 10 minutes during a communication, for the purpose of clearly making the source of the transmissions from the station known to those receiving the transmissions. No station may transmit unidentified communications or signals, or transmit as the station call sign, any call sign not authorized to the station. [/TD]
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    (b) The call sign must be transmitted with an emission authorized for the transmitting channel in one of the following ways:
    (1) By a CW emission. When keyed by an automatic device used only for identification, the speed must not exceed 20 words per minute;
    (2) By a phone emission in the English language. Use of a phonetic alphabet as an aid for correct station identification is encouraged;
    (3) By a RTTY emission using a specified digital code when all or part of the communications are transmitted by a RTTY or data emission; (4) By an image emission conforming to the applicable transmission standards, either color or monochrome, of ยง73.682(a) of the FCC Rules when all or part of the communications are transmitted in the same image emission.

    If the transmission at the end of your digital "communication" includes your callsign such as " 73 de K5RCD" that's all you need to be legal. That goes for all digital and image modes. For image, the call can be part of the final image (picture) transmitted, like your call sign imbedded in a picture. for digital it should be wording in the mode being used. RTTY above means ANY mode using keyboard for communication, not just FSK type RTTY as we know it.

    If your final communication does NOT include your call sign, then a CW ID is sufficient for all modes and bands (at less than 20 WPM). If you are using the JT65 HF or JT9 software, simply checking the block (and leaving it always checked) to automatically add CW ID on 73 or free form message, then that automatically meets the requirements. So if your final digital transmission is "5W hexbeam 73" that's OK because the CW ID will automatically be transmitted and you are good to go.

    Don't let the details worry you. Get on the digital modes and have fun.

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